As the strange wheel of time turns on and on, good people are becoming rarer and more and more difficult to find. Sadly, the once “rich-society” is rapidly losing its good, caring and loving “gems”. Simultaneously, there is also an erosion of a genuine quest for a wholesome life.
The love for Allah Ta’ala is in reality Tawheed (Oneness). In addition, it is the originality of our worship. The heart is never in peace and never satisfied except in His worship & His love. Tawheed cannot be achieved without the servant loving Allah Ta’ala. Allah Alone is our Rabb, our Creator upon whom we are entitled to worship before even considering the infinite bounties granted to us and the unlimited compassion and kindness shown to us. Hence, it is incumbent on every sensible person to recognise Allah Ta’ala.
Hazrat Abu Darda (RA) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "Whoever commits to memory the first ten Ayat of the Surah Al-Kahf, will be protected from (the trial of) Dajjal.'' (Sahih Muslim)
The Sahaba (RA) were indeed honoured by the presence and companionship of our beloved Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam). They (Sahaba) form the first most prestigious grouping from the three groupings mentioned by Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam).
Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, “The best of people are those during my time (the Sahaba) and thereafter those following them (the Taibeen) and thereafter those following them (the Tabe Tabieen)”. (Bukhari)
Hazrat Abu Qalaba (RA) – a high-ranking Tabie gives a simple definition to the three best of groupings respectively of status.
1. Whoever visited Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) in the state of Iman in called a Sahabi.
2. Whoever in the state of Iman visited a Sahabi is called a Taibi.
3. Whoever in the state of Iman visited a Taibi is called a Tabe Taibe.
The esteem ranking of the above three groupings is undoubtedly and indisputably the best among the Ummah after Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam).
Darul Ihsan Centre
Tickets are sold out. People will queue for hours to be first in line to enter. It is another music concert by a ‘Muslim’ pop-star
From coffee to cheques and the three-course meal, the Muslim world has given us many innovations that we take for granted in daily life. As a new exhibition opens, Paul Vallely nominates 20 of the most influential- and identifies the men of genius behind them