Questions and answers of Madani Muzakarah

Is it allowed to call the Blessed Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم the Noor of Allah?

Question 1: Is it allowed to call the Blessed Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم the Noor of Allah?

Answer: It is absolutely allowed. In the Glorious Quran, Almighty Allah has said:

قَدْ جَآءَكُمْ مِّنَ اللّٰهِ نُوْرٌ وَّ كِتٰبٌ مُّبِیْنٌۙ

Indeed towards you has come a light from Allah, and a clear Book.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 6, Surah Al-Ma’idah, Ayah 15)

According to many commentators[1] of the Holy Quran, the word “Noor” mentioned in this verse refers to the Greatest and Noblest Prophet Muhammad Mustafa صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. So, Almighty Allah Himself called His Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم “Noor”. Let’s also say together ‘اَلصَّلٰوۃُ وَالسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا نُوْرَ اللّٰە’. (Madani Muzakarah, 3 Rabi’-ul-Aakhir, 1439 Hijri)

وَاللہُ اَعْلَمُ   عَزَّوَجَلَّ   وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ اَعْلَم   صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ واٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم

صَلُّوْا عَلَی الْحَبِیْب!                    صَلَّی اللہُ عَلٰی مُحَمَّد

Conversation manner of Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

Question 2: Please give some guidance about how the Greatest and Noblest Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would talk.

Answer: Each and every action of the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is marvellous and meritorious. During conversation, he صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم did not shout and shriek but rather he صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would converse so wonderfully and beautifully that all would understand. His voice was not so quiet that the other person could not listen; nor was it so loud that others found displeasing. At times, he صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would repeat his talk thrice so that people could understand it properly. He صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would talk in such a moderate way that anyone could have counted his words if he had wanted. (Madani Muzakarah, 13 Rajab-ul-Murajjab, 1440 Hijri)

وَاللہُ اَعْلَمُ   عَزَّوَجَلَّ   وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ اَعْلَم   صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ واٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم

صَلُّوْا عَلَی الْحَبِیْب!                    صَلَّی اللہُ عَلٰی مُحَمَّد

Na’at-reciting blessed companions

Question 3: Did other blessed companions besides Sayyiduna Hassaan Bin Saabit رَضِىَ اللّٰەُ عَنْهُ also recite the Na’at of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم?

Answer: Na’at actually means “Praise of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم”. So, in this sense, every blessed companion and even all Muslims are Na’at-reciters for the reason that all Muslims praise him. However, according to established norms, one who recites a Na’at in the form of couplets is called a Na’at-reciter.  Imam Ibn Sayyid-un-Naas رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ عَلَيْه (whose year of demise was 732 AH) authored a book titled ‘Minah-ul-Midah’ [مِنَحُ الْمِدَح] i.e. gifts of praise in the court of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. In this book, he listed the names of around two hundred such blessed companions رَضِىَ اللّٰەُ عَنْهُم who composed couplets in praise of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. The couplets of these blessed companions were also included in the same book. The names of some of those blessed companions are as follows. Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddeeq, Sayyiduna ‘Umar Farooq, Sayyiduna ‘Ali-ul-Murtada, Sayyiduna Ameer Hamzah, Sayyiduna ‘Abbas, Sayyiduna Hassaan Bin Saabit, Sayyiduna ‘Abdur Rahman Bin ‘Awf, Sayyiduna Sa’d Bin Abi Waqas, Sayyiduna Zaid Bin Haarisah, Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Bin Rawahah, Sayyiduna Ka’b Bin Zuhair, Sayyiduna Ka’b Bin Maalik, Sayyiduna Dihyah Qalbi, Sayyidatuna Fatima-tuz-Zahra, Sayyidatuna Umm-e-Ayman, Sayyidatuna Safiyyah Bint-e-‘Abdul Muttalib رَضِىَ اللّٰەُ عَنْهُم. (Madani Muzakarah, 3 Rabi’-ul-Awwal, 1440 Hijri)

وَاللہُ اَعْلَمُ   عَزَّوَجَلَّ   وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ اَعْلَم   صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ واٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم

صَلُّوْا عَلَی الْحَبِیْب!                    صَلَّی اللہُ عَلٰی مُحَمَّد

Reason of drinking Zamzam water in a standing position

Question 4: Why is Zamzam water drunk in a standing position?

Answer: The Beloved and Blessed Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم drank Zamzam water while standing. (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 1, pp. 546, Hadees 1637) Therefore, drinking Zamzam water in a standing position is a Sunnah. The wisdom of drinking it in a standing position is that water, when drunk in a standing position, immediately circulates throughout the body. The aim of drinking Zamzam water is to gain its blessing. Therefore, its circulation in all parts of the body is beneficial. (Bahar-e-Shari’at, vol. 3, pp. 384, summarised; Madani Muzakarah, 1 Rajab-ul-Murajjab, 1440 Hijri)

وَاللہُ اَعْلَمُ   عَزَّوَجَلَّ   وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ اَعْلَم   صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ واٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم

صَلُّوْا عَلَی الْحَبِیْب!                    صَلَّی اللہُ عَلٰی مُحَمَّد

Obedience to Holy Prophet is obedience to Gracious Lord

Question 5: Is obedience to the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم absolute obedience to Almighty Allah?

Answer: Yes, indeed! In the Holy Quran, Almighty Allah has said:

مَنْ یُّطِعِ الرَّسُوْلَ فَقَدْ اَطَاعَ اللّٰهَۚ-

Whoever has obeyed the Messenger has indeed obeyed Allah.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 5, Surah An-Nisa, Ayah 80)

Even if the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم calls a person who is offering Salah, the person must respond. This has also been proved in the Holy Quran.

یٰۤاَیُّهَا الَّذِیْنَ اٰمَنُوا اسْتَجِیْبُوْا لِلّٰهِ وَ لِلرَّسُوْلِ اِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا یُحْیِیْكُمْۚ-

O believers! Present yourselves upon the call of Allah and His Messenger, when the Messenger calls you for a thing (faith, or Quran, or Jihad or martyrdom) which will give you life.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 9, Surah Al-Anfaal, Ayah 24)

Moreover, this will not also invalidate Salah. (Mirqat-ul-Mafatih, vol. 4, pp. 624, Taht-al-Hadees: 2118; Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 3, pp. 224) A blessed Hadees also mentions that the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم called a blessed companion who was offering Salah[2]. (Madani Muzakarah, 3 Rabi-ul-Awwal, 1440 Hijri)

وَاللہُ اَعْلَمُ   عَزَّوَجَلَّ   وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ اَعْلَم   صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ واٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم

صَلُّوْا عَلَی الْحَبِیْب!                    صَلَّی اللہُ عَلٰی مُحَمَّد

Is it allowed to make Wudu with ice?

Question 6: Is it allowed to make Wudu with the ice accumulated during hailing [i.e. snow-falling from the sky]?

Answer: Wudu will only be valid with this ice when it has melted, turning into water. It is necessary that at least two drops of water flow on the entire area of all those parts of the body which are Fard to be washed during Wudu. (Derived from: Muheet-ul-Burhani, vol. 1, pp. 129; Rad-dul-Muhtar ‘ala Durr-e-Mukhtar, vol. 1, pp. 217; Madani Muzakarah, 9 Rabi’-ul-Aakhir, 1439 Hijri)

وَاللہُ اَعْلَمُ   عَزَّوَجَلَّ   وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ اَعْلَم   صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ واٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم

صَلُّوْا عَلَی الْحَبِیْب!                    صَلَّی اللہُ عَلٰی مُحَمَّد


[1] Imam Abu Ja’far Muhammad Bin Jareer Tabari (whose year of demise was 310 AH), Imam Abu Muhammad Husain Baghawi (whose year of demise was 510 AH), Imam Fakhruddin Raazi (whose year of demise was 606 AH), Imam Naasiruddin ‘Abdullah Bin ‘Umar Baydawi (whose year of demise was 685 AH), ‘Allamah Abul Barakaat ‘Abdullah Nasafi (whose year of demise was 710 AH), ‘Allamah Abul Hasan ‘Ali Bin Muhammad Khaazin (whose year of demise was 741 AH), Imam Jalaluddin Suyuti Shaafi’i (whose year of demise was 911 AH) and others (رَحِمَهُمُ اللّٰە) stated that the word “Noor” mentioned in this blessed verse refers to the Greatest and Noblest Prophet Muhammad Mustafa صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.

Moreover, it is also stated in a blessed Hadees that the Embodiment of Noor, the Revered and Renowned Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said to Sayyiduna Jabir Bin ‘Abdullah, ‘O Jabir! Indeed Almighty Allah created the Noor of your Prophet from His Noor before all creation.’

(Al-Juz-ul-Mafqood min-al-Juz-il-Awwal li ‘Abdur Razzaq, pp. 63, Raqm 18; Al-Mawahib-ul-Ladunniyya, vol. 1, pp. 36)

[2] It is stated in the book ‘Sahih Bukhari’ that Sayyiduna Abu Sa’eed Bin Mu’alla رَضِىَ اللّٰەُ عَنْهُ stated: I was once offering Salah in the Masjid-un-Nabawi when the Greatest and Noblest Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم called me but I did not go to him on his call. (After I completed Salah), I went to his blessed court and respectfully said, ‘O Prophet of Allah! I was offering Salah.’ He صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم responded: Has Almighty Allah not said, ‘اسْتَجِیْبُوْا لِلّٰهِ وَ لِلرَّسُوْلِ اِذَا دَعَاكُمْ’, i.e. Present yourselves upon the call of Allah and His Messenger, when the Messenger calls you. (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 2, pp. 163, Hadees 4474)

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