शाने-ग़ौसे आज़म

ऐ बग़दाद के मुसाफ़िर !  मेरा सलाम कहना…हमारे पीर हैं हज़रत शेख़ अब्दुल क़ादिर जिलानी रज़ियल्लाहूतआला यानी ग़ौस-ए-आज़म रज़ियल्लाहू तआला.ये हज़रत सैयद मोईनुद्दीन अब्दुल क़ादिर अल-जिलानी अल-हसनी अल-हुसैनी का महीना रबीउल आख़िर है. इस माह की ग्यारह तारीख़ को ग़ौस-ए-आज़म की नियाज़ दिलाई जाती है.

कौन हैं ग़ौसे-आज़म*

जिन्होंने मां के पेट में ही 11 पारे हिफ़्ज़ किए*

जिन्होंने फ़रमाया- मैं इंसानों का ही नहीं, बल्कि जिन्नात का भी पीर हूं*

जिन्होंने फ़रमाया- जो मुझे अपना पीर मानेगा, वो मेरा मुरीद है*

जिन्होंने फ़रमाया- मैं मशरिक़ में रहूं और मेरा मुरीद मगरिब में मुझे पुकारेगा, तो मैं फ़ौरन उसकी मदद को आऊंगा*

जिन्होंने एक पल में बारह साल पहले डूबी हुई कश्ती को ज़िन्दा बारातियों के साथ निकाला*

जिनके हुज़ूर-ए-पाक में एक चोर चोरी की नीयत से आया और वक़्त का क़ुतुब बन गया* जिन्होंने एक हज़ार साल पुरानी क़ब्र में दफ़न मुर्दे को ज़िन्दा कर दिया*

जिन्होंने फ़रमाया- वक़्त मुझे सलाम करता है, तब आगे बढ़ता है*

जिन्होंने अपने धोबी को हुक़्म दिया कि क़ब्र में मुन्कर नक़ीर सवाल पूछे, तो कह देना मैं ग़ौसे-आज़म का धोबी हूं, तो बख़्शा जाएगा*

जो अपने मुरीदों के लिए इरशाद फ़रमाते हैं कि जब तक मेरा एक-एक मुरीद जन्नत में नहीं चला जाए, तब तक अब्दुल क़ादिर जन्नत में नहीं जाएगा.*

जिनका नाम अगर किसी सामान पर लिख दिया जाए, तो वो सामान कभी चोरी नहीं होता होता है, होता ही रहेगा चर्चा ग़ौसे-आज़म काबजता है, बजता ही रहेगा डंका ग़ौसे-आज़म कादेखने वालो, चल कर देखो आस्तान-ए-अब्दुल क़ादिरचांद के जैसा चमक रहा है रौज़ा ग़ौसे-आज़म का

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Surahs to Recite for Seeking Forgiveness from Almighty Allah

In the Islamic perspective, a Sin is an act which goes against Allah Almighty’s commands. Human being commits sins no one is perfect, it is part of human nature. Sin is something to be avoided as they not only harm us but also distract us from the purpose and aim of our life as well. All mankind, whether Muslim or not escaped from Sins. We all are human beings and we all commit sins and make mistakes in our lives. As a human being sometimes, we tend to lose the right path for a while and commit sins and then repent towards Allah (SWT) for seeking forgiveness.

After committing a sin, a person who fears Allah Almighty and gives high respect to Him would feel a sense of grief and misery. For these people Allah (SWT) says in the Holy Quran: “Do not despair of God’s mercy; He will forgive you of all your sins” (Quran, 39:53).

Seeking forgiveness from Allah Almighty with repentance is a virtue. Human beings are not perfect. Forgiveness is a critical aspect of Islam as everybody makes mistakes in life and unintentionally commits sins. Muslims believe that Allah is Merciful and Forgiving. In religion Islam, anyone who has committed sin can ask forgiveness directly from the Lord, there is no one between Allah and the one who is asking forgiveness from Him.

Below mentioned are a few Quranic verses that our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has told us about which can be recited for seeking forgiveness for our sins from Almighty Allah.

  • Recite Surah Yunus which stated that: “They said: O our Lord, we have wronged ourselves. If you do not forgive us and have mercy upon us, we shall certainly be lost.” (Quran, 10:85-86)
  • Recite Surah Al-Ghafir for expiating your sins. “Indeed, the promise of Allah is the truth. And ask forgiveness for your sin and exalt [Allah] with praise of your Lord in the evening and the morning.” (Quran, 40:55)
  • Recite Surah Al-Araf for seeking Allah’s forgiveness. “They said, “Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if You do not forgive us and have mercy upon us, we will surely be among the losers.” (Quran, 7:23)
  • Recite Surah Tehreem for seeking forgiveness of your sins. “O you who have believed, repent to Allah with sincere repentance. Perhaps your Lord will remove from you your misdeeds and admit you into gardens beneath which rivers flow [on] the Day when Allah will not disgrace the Prophet and those who believed with him. Their light will proceed before them and on their right; they will say, “Our Lord, perfect for us our light and forgive us. Indeed, You are over all things competent.” (Quran, 66:8)
  • Recite verse 285 of Surah Baqarah for seeking Allah’s forgiveness. “The Messenger has believed in what was revealed to him from his Lord, and [so have] the believers. All of them have believed in Allah and His angels and His books and His messengers, “We make no distinction between any of His messengers.” And they say, “We hear and we obey. [We seek] Your forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the [final] destination.” (Quran, 2:285)
  • Recite Surah Al-Mu’minun in which Allah Almighty says: “Indeed, there was a party of My servants who said, ‘Our Lord, we have believed, so forgive us and have mercy upon us, and You are the best of the merciful.’” (Quran, 23:109)
  • Recite Surah Al-Imran verse 193 of Holy Quran. “Our Lord, indeed we have heard a caller calling to faith, [saying], ‘Believe in your Lord,’ and we have believed. Our Lord, so forgive us our sins and remove from us our misdeeds and cause us to die with the righteous.” (Quran, 3:193)
  • Recite Surah Ibrahim which stated that: “Our Lord, indeed You know what we conceal and what we declare, and nothing is hidden from Allah on the earth or in heaven.” (Quran, 14:38)
  • Recite verse 24 of Surah Al-Isra. “And look after them with kindness and love and say: ‘O Lord, have mercy on them as they nourished me when I was small.’” (Quran, 17:24)

The above-mentioned are some of the Quranic verses that we can recite to seek Allah’s forgiveness. May Almighty Allah forgive us all grant us willpower to stay away from sins and accept our repentance. Ameen!

Best Duas that Every Muslim Should Recite

Muslims strongly believe in making Duas to Almighty Allah. In times of hardships when Muslims feel spiritual lows, their hearts become hard and days become empty then they remember Allah (SWT) for seeking guidance and comfort of heart. Muslims believe that Allah is the Most Loving, He is bigger than our problems and surely will listen to us. It is stated in one of hadith of Prophet Muhammad (SAW): “Do not talk too much without remembrance of Allah. Indeed, excessive talking without remembrance of Allah hardens the heart. And indeed, the furthest of people from Allah is the harsh-hearted.” (Tirmidhi)

In another hadith Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) gave an example of living or dead people relating to the remembrance of Almighty Allah. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “The house in which remembrance of Allah is made and the house in which Allah is not remembered are like the living and the dead.” (Muslim)

Best Duas that Muslims Should Say

Below mentioned are some best Duas that every Muslim should recite in order to remember Allah Almighty.

Dua for Glorifying Allah

سبحان الله عدد خلقه، سبحان الله رضا نفسه، سبحان الله زنة عرشه، سبحان الله مداد كلماته‏”‏‏”

Allah is free from imperfection and I begin with His praise, as many times as the number of His creatures, in accordance with His Good Pleasure, equal to the weight of His Throne and equal to the ink that may be used in recording the words (for His Praise). (Muslim)

Best Dhikr

‏ أَفْضَلُ الذِّكْرِ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَأَفْضَلُ الدُّعَاءِ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ‏”

The best remembrance is: ‘there is none worthy of worship except Allah (Lā ilāha illallāh)’ and the best supplication is: ‘All praise is due to Allah (Al-ḥamdulillāh). (Tirmidhi)

Dua for Forgiveness

اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ، خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ، وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ، أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ، وَأَبُوءُ لَكَ بِذَنْبِي، فَاغْفِرْ لِي، فَإِنَّهُ لاَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ

If somebody recites this invocation during the night, and if he should die then, he will go to Paradise (or he will be from the people of Paradise). And if he recites it in the morning, and if he should die on the same day, he will have the same fate. (Bukhari)

Best of Dua

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي اَلدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً, وَفِي اَلْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً, وَقِنَا عَذَابَ اَلنَّارِ

“O our Lord, grants us the best in this life and the best in the next life, and protects us from the punishment of the Fire.”  (Bukhari)

Dua for Inner Peace

Abu Musa (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said to me:

“Shall I not guide you to a treasure from the treasures of Jannah?”

 “Yes, O Messenger of Allah!” Thereupon He (SAW) said:(Recite)

‘‏“‏لا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله‏”‏

There is no change of a condition nor power except by Allah. (Muslim)

Dua for Protection

بسم الله الذي لا يضر مع اسمه شيء في الأرض ولا في السماء وهو السميع العليم

He who recites three times every morning and evening: ‘In the Name of Allah with Whose Name there is protection against every kind of harm in the earth or in the heaven, and He is the All-Hearing and All-Knowing,’ nothing will harm him. (Abu Dawud)

Things you should know about Ramadan- The Month of Fasting

Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Ramadan is the month of fasting in which Muslims all over the globe make fast in which they abstain from food water from dawn to dusk. Not only this but Muslims also refrain from all inappropriate things in favour of prayer and spirituality of this holy month. In the holy month of Ramadan, the Holy Quran was also revealed on our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) specifically on a night called Laylat al-Qadr, which Muslims spent in prayer. Muslims read as much of the Quran as they can during the holy month of Ramadan.

Muslims believed that during the month of fasting the gates of heaven are open and the devils are chained up; this makes Ramadan a spiritually peaceful time for Muslims. In the holy Quran Almighty Allah said about Ramadan in these words: “O you who have believed, fasting has been prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those who were before you that you may attain taqwa.” (Quran, 2:183)

People are familiar with the holy month, but below mentioned are things you may still not know about the Islamic month Ramadan.

  • Ramadan is marked as the 9th month of Islamic lunar calendar in which the Holy Quran was revealed on the last Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
  • During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk in which they abstain from eating and drinking.
  • In the Holy month of Ramadan Muslims also refrain from inappropriate things due to the respect of the month of fasting.
  • Fasting is more than eating or drinking, fasting not only abstaining from drinking or eating but abstaining from intense desires which may include sadness, the anger, and frustration. Our hearts are fasting from grieving and our minds take control, rather than our emotions.
  • Ramadan is about moderation. One of the most important things about fasting is our ability to withstand during long periods of time without food and water, just like many people go through on a daily basis. Limiting our food intake is the way to train our bodies to consume only what is necessary during fasting.
  • Muslims use this time by improving their prayers. We all know that the prayers are communication between us and Allah Almighty.
  • This is the month in which the Quran was revealed, Muslims should take time to spend time with the Quran in a language that they understand, read its meanings and reflect on them and see how it influences to their own life.
  • Fasting is good for health and it has been proven that fasting to turn our body into a powerhouse as it lowers the body’s bad cholesterol levels and raises good ones. 
  • There are many exceptions to fasting. If someone is ill, pregnant, feed child or still a child who does not have much understanding of the world and fasting are not required to fast.
  • Muslims offer the special prayer that is Taraweeh prayer in which Muslims pray in the Mosque after iftar.
  • Many Muslim countries shorten their working hours in order to make fasting easier.

The above-mentioned were some things that everyone should know about Ramadan. May Allah Almighty give us the strength to make fast and accept our good deeds, worships, fasts and Quran recitation which we had done in the holy month of Ramadan! Ameen

A Mathematical Approach

All of the examples so far given concerning the various
angles from which one can approach the Quran have
undoubtedly been subjective in nature; however, there
does exist another angle, among others, which is objective
and whose basis is mathematical.
It is surprising how authentic the Quran becomes when
one assembles what might be referred to as a list of good
guesses. Mathematically, it can be explained using
guessing and prediction examples. For instance, if a
person has two choices (i.e., one is right, and one is
wrong), and he closes his eyes and makes a choice, then
half of the time (i.e., one time out of two) he will be right.
Basically, he has a one in two chance, for he could pick the
wrong choice, or he could pick the right choice.
Now if the same person has two situations like that (i.e., he
could be right or wrong about situation number one, and
he could be right or wrong about situation number two),
and he closes his eyes and guesses, then he will only be
right one‐fourth of the time (i.e., one time out of four). He
now has a one in four chance because now there are three
ways for him to be wrong and only one way for him to be
right. In simple terms, he could make the wrong choice in
situation number one and then make the wrong choice in
situation number two; or he could make the wrong choicein situation number one and then make the right choice in
situation number two; or he could make the right choice in
situation number one and then make the wrong choice in
situation number two; or he could make the right choice in
situation number one and then make the right choice in
situation number two.
Of course, the (only instance in which he could be totally
right is the last scenario where he could guess correctly in
both situations. The odds of his guessing completely
correctly have become greater because the number of
situations for him to guess in have increased; and the
mathematical equation representing such a scenario is ½ x
½ (i.e., one time out of two for the first situation multiplied
by one time out of two for the second situation).
Continuing on with the example, if the same person now
has three situations in which to make blind guesses, then
he will only be right one‐eighth of the time (i.e., one time
out of eight or ½ x ½ x ½ ). Again, the odds of choosing the
correct choice in all three situations have decreased his
chances of being completely correct to only one time in
eight. It must be understood that as the number of
situations increase, the chances of being right decrease, for
the two phenomena are inversely proportional.
Now applying this example to the situations in the Quran,
if one draws up a list of all of the subjects about which the
Quran has made correct statements, it becomes very clear
that it is highly unlikely that they were all just correct blind guesses. Indeed, the subjects discussed in the Quran
are numerous, and thus the odds of someone just making
lucky guesses about all of them become practically nil. If
there are a million ways for the Quran to be wrong, yet
each time it is right, then it is unlikely that someone was
guessing.
The following three examples of subjects about which the
Quran has made correct statements collectively illustrate
how the Quran continues to beat the odds.