Reviews by Venerable Scholars and Other Dignitaries

Refrain from spreading fabricated narration

Question: What do Islamic scholars and Muftis of the Shari’ah say about the following matter: In relation to the arrival of Rabi’-ul-Awwal, a narration is being spread that Paradise will become obligatory for the one who will be the very first person to congratulate someone on the arrival of Rabi’-ul-Awwal. Is it an authentic narration and can it be SMSed or mailed to others?(Question asked by: Muhammad Tauseef Raza Attari, Lala Musa)

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْم

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

Celebrating the arrival of Rabi’-ul-Awwal and rejoicing over it is an immensely great and commendable action. In this blessed month, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ bestowed bounty upon the believers by sending the Last Nabi صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم in the world. Undoubtedly, the arrival of Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is great bounty for the Muslims. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says in the Holy Quran about publicizing the bounty:

وَ اَمَّا بِنِعْمَةِ رَبِّكَ فَحَدِّثْ۠(۱۱)

And publicize well the bounty of your Lord.

(Part 30, Surah Ad-Duha, Ayah 11)


However, as far as the narration mentioned in the question is concerned, we have neither found any such narration, nor have we heard it from Islamic scholars. In fact, such things are often fabricated and it is Haraam to deliberately link any fabricated narration with the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. A severe admonition has been stated in a blessed Hadees against such things. Therefore, it is narrated in the books ‘Sahih Bukhari’ and ‘Sahih Muslim’, Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ narrated that Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: ‘مَن کَذَبَ عَلَیَّ مُتَعَمِّدًا فَلیَتَبَوَّا مَقعَدَہٗ مِنَ النَّارِ’ Translation: The one who deliberately fabricates a lie about me, he should make his abode in Hell. (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 1, pp. 57, Hadees 107)

Moreover, one should not also forward anything he hears without verification and confirmation. In a blessed Hadees, such a person has been declared to be a liar. Therefore, it has been stated in a Hadees of the book Sahih Muslim: ‘کَفٰی بِالمـَرءِ کَذِبًا اَن یُّحَدِّثَ بِکُلِّ مَا سَمِعَ Translation: It is sufficient for a person to be liar that he relates everything he hears. (Sahih Muslim, pp. 17, Hadees 7)

Therefore, it is very essential to refrain from such messages and posts that contain such narrations.

وَاللهُ اَعلَمُ عَزَّوَجَلَّ وَ رَسُولُهٗ اَعلَم صَلَّی اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیهِ واٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

Written by:

Abu Saaleh Muhammad Qaasim Al-Qaadiri


What is Sajdah Sahw?

Question: What do the Islamic scholars and Muftis say on the following issue? What is Sajdah Sahw?

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْم

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

Answer: If a defect is caused by (forgetfully) missing any Wajib act out of Wajib acts of Salah, so Shari’ah has declared it Wajib to perform Sajdah Sahw in order to remove this defect. This Sajdah is called ‘Sajdah Sahw’. Here is now the method of performing Sajdah Sahw. In the last Qa’dah, recite Attahiyyat and perform only one Salam turning the head towards the right side and then perform two Sajdahs (prostrations). Then, perform the Qa’dah again. Recite Attahiyyat, Salat-‘Alan-Nabi, etc. and perform Salam towards both sides.

Remember! It is Wajib to recite Attahiyyat in both Qa’dahs, i.e. before and after the Sajdah Sahw. It is better to recite Salat-‘Alan-Nabi in both of them. It is also allowed to recite Attahiyyat and Salat-‘Alan-Nabi in the first Qa’dah and to recite only Attahiyyat in the second one.

Note: In order to get detailed information about the acts that cause Sajdah Sahw to become Wajib, read the fourth part of the book ‘Bahar-e-Shari’at’ and book of Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه titled ‘Namaz kay Ahkam’ [Laws of Salah].

وَاللهُ اَعلَمُ عَزَّوَجَلَّ وَ رَسُولُهٗ اَعلَم صَلَّی اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیهِ واٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

Written by:

Muhammad Fuzayl Raza Al-Attari


Reviews by Venerable Scholars and Other Dignitaries

Here are some excerpts of selected reviews and propositions about the “Mahnamah Faizan-e-Madinah” [Monthly Magazine Faizan-e-Madinah] received by us!

Reviews by Venerable Scholars and Other Dignitaries (excerpts)Peer Sayyid Khalid Husayn Shah Gardayzi

(Phalia, Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab)

اَلْـحَمْـدُ لـِلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ! By the grace and benevolence of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and His Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, I received a copy of “Mahnamah Faizan-e-Madinah” published by Dawat-e-Islami. I was deeply inspired after reading it. It consists of guidance on all issues in accordance with the Glorious Quran and Sunnah. Scholarly points are mentioned over every issue, whether they are worldly or religious issues, business issues, occupational issues, social issues, marital issues, office related issues, rectification of creed, teachings regarding the love of Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, command of following the eminent Sahabah رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم, biographies of the Ahl-e-Bayt, memoirs of saints; scholarly guidance is provided on every topic. In addition to this, issues regarding Fiqh [Islamic jurisprudence] are also mentioned in it.

Maulana Muhammad Ashraf Chishti

(Principal Dar-ul-‘Uloom Muhammadiyyah Ghausiyyah, Malakwal, Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab)

I received a copy of “Mahnamah Faizan-e-Madinah”. As Dawat-e-Islami is providing services in every religious field, at the same time, the publication of “Mahnamah Faizan-e-Madinah” is a commendable addition to Dawat-e-Islami’s string of contributions in the religious sector. This magazine is equally beneficial for children, elderly people, men, women, students, teachers, scholars, rulers, businessmen, and the general public. The four-colour high quality printing on Art-paper is a reflection of elegant style. In conclusion, studying it is not only useful for every Muslim, but a necessity of our time too.

Professor Doctor Sayyid Khizar Hayat Naushahi

(Sajjadah Nasheen: Haji Muhammad Naushah Ganj Bakhsh, Sahan-Paal, Mandi Bahauddin)

I received a copy of “Mahnamah Faizan-e-Madinah”. On the first glimpse, the beauty of this magazine sank into my heart and soul. This magazine, the religious and ideological voice of Dawat-e-Islami, is not only filled with apparent beauty, but in fact is exceptional even in terms of its content, message and doctrine. In our times, Dawat-e-Islami’s message which is filled with adoration and devotion to our Noble Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has acquired a global acclaim. Dawat-e-Islami is offering appreciable contributions on all fronts; academic, divine, literary and spiritual.

Review by an Islamic brother

The emergence, publication, printing, beautiful paper quality and pure intentions behind the accomplishment of “Mahnamah Faizan-e-Madinah” grants us the privilege to study this magazine entirely. اَلْـحَمْـدُ لـِلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ, all its articles are so inspiring and charming that despite feeling severely lazy,  we still manage to study almost all of it.

(Saeedullah Qaadiri, Sukkur)

Review by a Madani child

I love “Mahnamah Faizan-e-Madinah” tremendously. I feel extremely delighted when my father brings home a copy of “Mahnamah Faizan-e-Madinah”. I immensely love its title.

(Muhammad Karam Raza Attari, Dar-ul-Madinah, Al-Hilal Society, Karachi)

Review by an Islamic sister

مَـاشَــآءَ الـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ! In the shape of “Mahnamah Faizan-e-Madinah”, Dawat-e-Islami has taken such a step towards religious services that can only be described as the Faizan (blessings) of Madinah and a flowing river of knowledge. Every article in it is incredible.

(Bint-e-Haneef, Hub Chowki, Baluchistan)




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