Last Qa’dah of Salah and Du’a-e-Masurah
Question 1: In the last Qa’dah of Salah, after reciting Du’a-e-Masurah (… رَبِّ اجْعَلْنِیْ), is it permissible to recite second Du’a-e-Masurah (رَبَّنَا اٰتِنَا... (?
Answer: Yes, you can recite. There is nothing wrong in it. (Madani Muzakarah, 3 Rabi-ul-Aakhir 1440)
Angel with each drop of rain
Question 2: Is there an angel with each drop of rain?
Answer: It is [written] in Tafseer-e-Tabari: with each drop of rain, there is an angel. (Tafseer-e-Tabari, Part 1, Al-Baqarah, Taht-al-Ayah 19, vol. 1, pp. 186) Imam Hasan Bin Ali Bar Bahari رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه has stated in his book Sharh-us-Sunnah, ‘We firmly believe in this matter that an angel descends with each drop of rain who drops it according to the command of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Same is [written] in ‘Tabaqat-e-Hanabilah’.(Sharh-us-Sunnah lil-Bar Bahari, pp. 77, Tabaqat-e-Hanabilah, vol. 2, pp. 22) It is [written] in Ruh-ul-Bayan: ‘It has been narrated that on each rain drop, an angel is assigned so that he, with the command of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, drops it on river, ground or air. (Ruh-ul-Bayan, Part 21, Luqman, Taht-al-Ayah 20, vol. 7, pp. 89) (Madani Muzakarah, 3 Muharram-ul-Haraam 1441 Hijri)
Accountability on the Day of Judgment
Question 3: Will everyone be held accountable on the Day of Judgment?
Answer: Not everyone will be held accountable. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ will forgive whomever He عَزَّوَجَلَّ wishes, without accountability, as [stated] in Bahar-e-Shari’at volume 1 page 143: Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: ‘Among my Ummah 70,000 [Muslims] will enter Jannah without accountability and for their sake, with each of them, 70,000 more [will enter Jannah without accountability]. And Allah Almighty will give 3 more groups [of Muslims] with them. It is unknown how many [Muslims] will be in each group. Only He عَزَّوَجَلَّ knows its count. Those who offer Tahajjud [Salah] will enter Jannah without accountability. (Madani Muzakarah, 10, Rabi-ul-Aakhir, 1440 Hijri)
Ta-Abad Ahl-e-Sunnat pay lakhaun Salaam
(Hadaiq-e-Bakhshish, pp. 316)
Du’a for forgiveness without accountability
Question 4: Should one also make Du’a to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ for forgiveness without accountability?
Answer: Of course, it must be absolutely demanded. This is what I try to make Du’a for entry into Jannah without accountability. ‘Ya Allah! Grant us entry into Jannah without accountability because we cannot face accountability. A’la Hadrat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه has enlightened us on the same as he has requested in the court of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ:
Sadqah Piyaray ki haya ka kay na lay mujh say hisaab
Bakhsh bay puchhay lajaey ko lajana kiya hay
(Hadaiq-e-Bakhshish, pp. 171)(Madani Muzakarah, 10 Rabi-ul-‘Aakhir 1440 Hijri)
Questions in the grave
Questions 5: What questions will be posed in the grave?
Answer: The famous ones amongst the questions asked in grave are:
1 ‘مَنْ رَّبُّکَ؟’ Who is your Lord?
2 ‘مَا دِیْنُکَ؟’ What is your religion?
3 ‘مَا کُنْتَ تَقُولُ فِیْ ھٰذَا الرَّجُلِ؟’ What did you use to say about this person? (Bahar-e-Shari’at, vol. 1, pp. 107)
Everyone will be made to behold the Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم in the grave and will be asked, ‘what did you use to say about him?’ Non-believers will not be able to recognize but اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه, devotees of Rasool will certainly recognize (him). (Madani Muzakarah, 9 Rabi-ul-Aakhir 1440 Hijri)
For how long will Sayyiduna ‘Isa عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام live in the world?
Question 6: When Sayyiduna Isa عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام will return to this world, for how many years will he stay in this world?
Answer: He عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام will stay for seven years. (Muslim, pp. 1203, Hadees 7381)(Madani Muzakarah, 6 Muharram-ul-Haraam 1441 Hijri)
Different cases of marriage
Question 7: Is marriage a Sunnah of the Holy Rasool or a Sunnah of Sayyiduna Ibrahim عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلاَم?
Answer: Marriage is the Sunnah of Noble Prophets عَـلَـيْـهِمُ الـصَّلٰوةُ وَالـسَّـلَام. (Tirmizi, vol. 2, pp. 342, Hadees 1082) Majority of the Prophets عَـلَـيْـهِمُ الـصَّلٰوةُ وَالـسَّـلَام got married. However, there are different cases of marriages. In some cases, marriage is Fard, in some cases it is Wajib and in some other cases it is Sunnah. (Derived from: Bahar-e-Shari’at, vol. 2, pp. 4, 5) (To know the rulings of marriage, read part 7 of vol. 2 of Bahar-e-Shari’at) (Madani Muzakarah, 13 Rabi-ul-Aakhir 1439 Hijri)
Shari’ah-declared traveller and the Imamat [Leading Salah] of Jumu’ah and Eid
Question 8: Can a Shari’ah-declared traveller lead the Salah of Jumu’ah and Eid?
Answer: There are a few preconditions of the Salah of Jumu’ah and Eid. If those conditions are met then the Shari’ah-declared traveller can lead the Salah of Jumu’ah and Eid. (Derived from Bahar-e-Shari’at, vol. 1, pp. 772, 779)(Madani Muzakarah, 7 Rabi-ul-Aakhir 1439 Hijri)
Ruling on Qira’at (Recitation of Quran) behind the Imam?
Question 9: If someone feels like doing Qira’at behind the Imam, is it allowed to do so?
Answer: Qira’at of Imam is sufficient for Muqtadi and when imam does Qira’at, it is Wajib for Muqtadi to listen to it silently, whether it is Zuhr, ‘Asr Salah or Fajr, Maghrib and Isha. Muqtadi is not allowed to do Qira’at whether or not he feels like doing recitation. (Madani Muzakarah, 9 Rabi-ul-Aakhir 1440 Hijri)
Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says in the glorious Quran:
وَ اِذَا قُرِئَ الْقُرْاٰنُ فَاسْتَمِعُوْا لَهٗ وَ اَنْصِتُوْا لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُوْنَ(۲۰۴)
And when the Quran is recited, listen to it attentively and remain silent; that you may receive mercy.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran] (Part. 9, Surah Al-A’raaf, Ayah 204)
Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said, ‘One who is behind the imam, then Qira’at of imam is his (Muqtadi’s) Qira’at’.
Imam Abu Ja’far has narrated in Sharh-e-Ma’ani-ul-Aasar that Sayyiduna Abdullah Bin Umar, Zaid Bin Saabit and Jabir Bin Abdullah رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهُم were asked (regarding Qira’at behind the Imam). All of them replied, ‘Don’t do Qira’at behind the Imam in any Salah’.
Du’a mentioned in the Holy Quran or Hadees is called Du’a-e-Ma’surah. (Islami Behnon ki Namaz, pp. 90)