Salam to all
Pakistan is facing the worst economic crises these days and that is the result of previous corrupt rulers, there is no doubt in it. Imran Khan is really a sincere leader but without the help of Allah Jallashanuh he cannot become successful. He needs the help of Allah Jallashanuh. He is doing all the efforts and those are commendable. I am also his voter. I have voted for him in the general election with all members of family. We have a lot of hope and pray for his success. But without Allah Jallashanuh's favour no one can become successful whosoever he may be. Pakistan is fortress of Islam, created in the name of Islam but till to-date some practical steps have not been taken. Although Gen. Ziaul Haq Rahimahullah took some bold steps in this regard but could not fulfil to make it a role model (he was engaged in Afghanistan against Russia). He embraced shahada and his efforts towards Islamic values is highly commendable.
I would request Imran Khan to do something at least closure of shops and offices at the time of salah like Arab States in general and Saudi Arabia in particular.
I am quoting some Ahadith only as reminder.
Importance of Salah
Really, if we look at the time, it has been according to the حديث of رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم.
لا تقوم الساعة حتى
يتقارب الزمان فتكون السنة كالشهر ويكون الشهر كالجمعة وتكون الجمعة كاليوم ويكون اليوم كالساعة
He said in the end of the world, time will fly so quickly that a year will pass just as a month, a month will pass just as a week, and a week will pass just as a day, and a day will pass just as an hour.
If you take a look at the last month of Ramazan, it was the fastest month so far in my life. And every year it moves faster and faster. Last year I thought it was fast, but this year was faster than last year.
So let us understand that Allah is so merciful, He is reminding us that the world is coming to the end, and that we are going back to Him.
Also He gives us some chances like the month of Ramzan, season of hajj and spending time for tabligh (striving to convince others to please Allah Jallashanuh). These are blessed periods Allah gave us for the most important purpose.
My respected brothers in Islam, sit and think for 10-15 minutes. Ask yourself, “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” “Where do I want to go?” “What is the purpose of my life?” and “What do I need to do?”
It is very important to sit alone and think. That wakes us up. If we do not think, we will not be able to wake up.
ابو الدرداء رضي الله عنه قال
For me to sit and ponder my weakness for an hour is better than engaging in عبادة for that half hour. Because this is something that takes you to worship Allah correctly. So I need to ask myself everyday what the purpose of my life is.
Allah (swt) asks us:
أفحسبتم انما خلقناكم عبثا وانكم إلينا لا ترجعون.
Did you think that we had created you in vain?
Everyday you think this أية , you ask the same question yourself, “Did Allah create me for nothing?” “Or just study some period then do some work or business, earn money, get married be happy and leave the world?”
No, my dear brothers, there is a very big purpose, which is earning a never ending life.
It is the real life, Allah says:
وان الدار الآخرة لهي الحيوان
لو كانوا يعلمون
Really, the home in the hereafter that is life indeed.
So is اخرة real life, you ask the second question yourself.
If I think about this short life,
if I make an effort to this decided life,
if I spend more time to this deceptive life,
how long do I need to think about the never ending life,
how much must I make an effort to the permanent life,
how many hours should I give time for the real life?
Definitely, the answer is clear. I must make an effort totally. I must spend my full time. I must try my best.
BUT Allah does't need all your time. Allah needs just five times per day.
So at least everyday five-time fardh namaz (salah). Sometimes our laziness makes us weak in salah. Maybe we come late. Maybe we miss one or two. Sometimes we have a little bit of work or we need some sleep, and we say “salah can be prayed later.” It is like we say “oh salah, my work is greater please wait.”
No, sayالله اكبر Allah is great. Allah's commandment is great. Salah is great. Even if you are in the bed, even if you are at work or even if you are enjoying with your family, stop everything at the time of salah and quickly fulfill your salah. Of course, Allah knows you are busy in these five times but Allah wants you. You should keep the work and come. If not why Allah makes it fardh.
Allah says about صحابة
رجال لا تلهيهم تجارة ولا بيع عن ذكر الله وأقام الصلاة وإيتاء الزكاة يخافون يوما تتقلب فيه
There are some people no trade nor sale diverts from the ذكر of Allah, nor from performing salah, nor from giving the زكاة . They fear the day of judgment. Allah Jallashanuh has praised sahaba e karam in different ways. Because they fulfilled all the commandments of Islam.
Even they are at work or business, they think the اخرة and fear what will happen to themselves?
My beloved brothers, we should think if we died this moment without performing the salah, what would happen to us?
So hurry up to the masjid at the right time.
ان الصلاة كانت على المؤمنين كتابا موقوتًا
Really, the salah is required for believers at fixed time.
That's why sahabas (ridhwanullahealeihim ajmaeen) attended the masjid with help of others, even they weren't well or they couldn’t walk.
Because they understood that they didn’t have any excuse in any condition to miss the salah.
lf you prayed once a week before ramazan and now you pray three or four times a day, it is a very big improvement. But you should try some more and complete 5 times. Beecause, as Muslims, we are obliged to perform salah five times a day.
خمسة صلوات في كل يوم وليلة
Not two, not three, five times.
If you want to enter a door, you need the key. Each key has the number of teeth. If I would like to enter the paradise I need to pray five times of salah on daily bases. That is the number of teeth in the key to the paradise.
If you miss one or two, what will happen? Take your key with one or two broken and put it in. It won't open. Missing even just one tooth, it won't open.
Today we see some youngsters are lifting weights.
The most powerful person is not the one who can lift 120kg with one hand or even a little finger; the most powerful person is the one who can lift his blanket up for صلاة الفجر والتهجد
اثقل صلاة على المنافقين صلاة العشاء وصلاة الفجر
The Most difficult Salah for منافقون صلاة العشاء والفجر.
May Allah protect us!
There are so many benefits for fajr.
In a beautiful حديث
من صلى العشاء في جماعة فكأنما قام نصف الليل ومن صلى الفجر في جماعة فكأنما قام الليل كله
One who prays عشاء with جماعة gets the reward as he worships a half night, one who prays فجر with جماعة he gets the worship of whole night.
You pray and teach this حديث to your children. Take them to the masjid. Give them a training for five-time salah when they reach seven years old. Don't think that they are small, they will pray after growing up, and let him sleep for now. No, think he wants to sleep in قبر happily. If they sleep here without salah they cannot sleep in قبر happily.
So teach them salah make Dua for them. How Allah teaches us Dua of ابراهيم عليه السلام
رب اجعلني مقيم الصلاة ومن ذريتي ربنا وتقبل دعاء
Oh my lord make me one who performs prayer salah and also my children.
If you and every elder in your house wake up for fajr, your children would automatically wake up.
Keep a strong intention. Allah will help you.
قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم
من ترك صلاة حتى مضى وقتها ثم قضى عذب فى النار حقبا » والحقب ثمانون سنة كل سنة ثلاثمائة وستون يوما كل يوم الف سنة مما تعدون .
Whoever missed a fard salah intentionally until the fixed has passed and prayed it later on, Allah will punish him in the hell fire in the period of حقب.
So, my dear brothers, Allah punishes him even he prays after the fixed time. What about those who pray only in Ramzan, those who pray only on Fridays, those who never pray?
A Muslim does not pray 5 times salah? How can be that?
Whoever wants to pray salah, Allah will show them a way.
ومن يتق الله يجعل له مخرجا
For those who is conscious of Allah, who fears Allah and who keeps his duty to Allah, He will make a way for him to get out.
Don't forget the purpose of your life. Remember it. Do محاسبة everydayالكيس من دان نفسه وعمل لما بعد الموت
Virtues of Salaah
Fajr Salaah: It has been narrated by Aisha (R.A.) that Nabi (S.A.W.) said: “The two Rak’aats of Fajr (Sunnah) is better than the entire world and whatever it contains. (Muslim)
Zuhr Salaah: Umme Habibah (R.A.) says: “I heard Rasoolullah (S.A.W.) saying: “Allah will make the fire of Hell Haraam on whoever observes the four Rak’aats before Zuhr and four Rak’aats (two Sunnah and two Nafl) after Zuhr.” (Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi)
Asr Salaah: It has been narrated by Ibne Umar (R.A.) that Nabi (S.A.W.) said: “May Allah shower mercy on that person who performs four Rak’aats before Asr.” (Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi)
Maghrib Salaah: Abu Hurairah (R.A.) narrates that Nabi (S.A.W.) said: “Whosoever performs six Rak’aats after the Maghrib Salaah and does not speak any evil in between, he will receive the reward of twelve years of ‘Ibaadah.” (Tirmidhi)
Eshaa Salaah: Whosoever performs Eshaa Salaah with Jamaat and performs four Rak’aats prior to leaving the Masjid will receive the reward of Laitul Qadr. (Tibraani)
Fajr and Asr Salaah: Umaarah bint Ruwaybah (R.A.) says: “I heard Nabi (S.A.W.) say: “That person who performs Salaah before sunrise and before sunset will never enter the fire.” (That is Fajr and Asr Salaah)
Eshaa Salaah: It has been narrated by Abu Hurairah (R.A.) that Nabi (S.A.W.) said: “There is no Salaah that is more burdensome on a Munaafiq (hypocrite) than the Fajr and Eshaa Salaah. If they knew the virtue of these Salaah they would perform them even if they had to come to the Masjid crawling.” (Bukhari, Muslim)
Maghrib Salaah: Abu Ayyub (R.A.) narrates that: “Did you hear Nabi (S.A.W.) say that: “My Ummah will continue to be on good or he said on Fitrah, as long as they do not delay Maghrib Salaah till the stars become apparent.” (Abu Dawood)
1. Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "Between a man and disbelief and paganism is the abandonment of Salat (prayer)." [Muslim].
Now, Here are more Hadiths that Imam Ahmed and others used to support their opinion :
2. Buraidah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "That which differentiates us from the disbelievers and hypocrites is our performance of Salat. He who abandons it, becomes a disbeliever."
3. It has been narrated on the authority of 'Auf b. Malik that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: The best of your rulers are those whom you love and who love you, who invoke God's blessings upon you and you invoke His blessings upon them. And the worst of your rulers are those whom you hate and who hate you and whom you curse and who curse you. It was asked (by those present): Shouldn't we overthrow them with the help of the sword? He said: No, as long as they establish prayer among you. If you then find anything detestable in them. You should hate their administration, but do not withdraw yourselves from their obedience.
Writing more and more will be wastage of time in comparison of Ahadith. I would request Imran Khan to implement Salah (Namaz). This will also negate propaganda of himself being jew's agent practically. He will not only conquer vote but hearts of all Pakistanis. He can become a real Islamic Leader in the history for which he has got a chance.
In Pakistan every ruler go with worst kind of insult. People remember them with abusive languages. Reason is only one they violate Islamic values. Islam and its practical demonstration will guarantee their respect till the last day of this world Insha Allah.
In short I ask you all to at least implement Sayings of Rasoolullah Sallahoalihewassallam.
I pray for present ruler, armed forces and the country. I pray for Imran's respect like Sultan Salahuddin Ayubi and Altamash Rahimahullah.
May Allah Jallashanuh accept our prayers in the on-going sacred month of Ramadan.
It will not be out of place to mention here that Pakistan was declared as Independent country in the night of 27th of Ramadhan (14th Aug. 1947). Imran Khan's Govt can take this step to make it Islamic. Allah's mercies (we are already enjoying countless in this country AlhamdoLillah) will continue un ambiguously. Alhamdolillah we have very strong army, intelligence, law enforcement agencies. We have all the resources (most recently offshore drilling near Karachi is very close to declare reserves of oil and gas). Baluchistan is full of minerals. A lot of explorations of gas reserves have already become successful.
The most intelligent one is who remind himself his purpose of life and does good deeds for the never ending life.
May Allah make us intelligent people. Imran Khan is doing very good job but he needs help of Allah Jallashanuh and that will come by Islamic laws and Islamic values.
King Abdul Aziz is founder of Saudi Arabia. But he had nothing to deliver to the people. He prayed to Allah for sustenance of his people and imposed Islamic laws. In return Allah Jallashanuh rewarded his family and his country which is continuing and will continue Insha Allah.
Imran Khan cannot do all these things at a time but he can immediately order closure of shops and offices at the time of Namaz (Prayer). Next moment Allah Jallashanuh's mercies and unabated torrential rains of bounties will start showering in Pakistan.
Our Rasool Sallahi Alaihe Wassallam did not take any loan from any empire. Prophetic way of seeking Allah's unimaginable reward is Islam and only Islam but not the lip service.
Our people are most devout towards Islam and prayers. All will cooperate whole heartedly. Almighty Allah Jallashanuh's help and assistance will be visible next moment Insha Allah.
Pakistan (real citadel of Islam) Zindabad.
Syed Abdur Rahim