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Feb20

Sunnah words of congratulations when a newborn arrives

By: Yusuf Shabbir Source: Nawadir It is mustaḥab (recommended) to congratulate the parent of a new born baby as mentioned by Imam Nawawī (d. 676/1277) in al-Adhkār (p. 289) and Ḥāfiẓ Ibn al-Qayyim (d. 751/1350) in Tuḥfat al-Mawdūd (p. 27). It is mentioned in authentic narrations that the Prophet ﷺ would supplicate and seek blessings for the new born baby. For example, when ʿAbd Allah ibn al-Zubayr (d. 73/692) (may Allah be pleased with him) was born, the Prophet ﷺ supplicated and sought blessings for him (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, 3909). Similarly, when Abū Mūsā al-Ashʿarī (d. 44/665) (may Allah be pleased with him) had a baby, the Prophet ﷺ supplicated for blessings for him (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī,...

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Feb19

Jesus’ (pbuh) Second Coming: An event of cosmic significance

By: Shaykh al-Islam Mawlana Shabbir Ahmad ‘Uthmani (Translated by Zameelur Rahman) Source: IlmGate Qutaybah ibn Sa’id narrated to us: Layth narrated to us [and] Muhammad ibn Rumh narrated to us: al-Layth informed us: from ibn Shihab: from ibn al-Musayyab: that he heard Abu Hurayrah say: Allah’s Messenger (Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, “By Him in Whose hand is my soul, the Son of Maryam (peace be upon him) will soon descend among you as a just judge. He will break crosses, kill swine and abolish jizyah, and the wealth will pour forth to such a degree that none will accept it.” (Sahih Muslim) His statement “the Son of Maryam will soon descend among you” to the end [of the...

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Feb18

The meaning of Sabr (Patience)

By: Ayub Hamid Source: EveryMuslim It implies patience, forbearance, perseverance, determination, fortitude, constancy and steadfastness. Sabr assumes different dimensions depending upon which aspect of life is the point of reference: Sabr in personal life  The first kind of Sabr is ‘patience’ as it is ordinarily understood. It is the ability to hold back, remain calm, maintain one’s cool, restrain oneself and wait and see despite the urge to jump on, barge in, respond, and do something in the situations of heat, pressure, anxiety, curiosity, anger, confrontation, etc. It also represents the patience exercised during the hardships people face in their lives such as...

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