Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Going Early for Salaatul Jumuah and Listening to the Khutbah



، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم

‏ “‏ إِذَا كَانَ يَوْمُ الْجُمُعَةِ، وَقَفَتِ الْمَلاَئِكَةُ عَلَى باب الْمَسْجِدِ يَكْتُبُونَ الأَوَّلَ فَالأَوَّلَ، وَمَثَلُ الْمُهَجِّرِ كَمَثَلِ الَّذِي يُهْدِي بَدَنَةً،

ثُمَّ كَالَّذِي يُهْدِي بَقَرَةً، ثُمَّ كَبْشًا، ثُمَّ دَجَاجَةً، ثُمَّ بَيْضَةً، فَإِذَا خَرَجَ الإِمَامُ طَوَوْا صُحُفَهُمْ، وَيَسْتَمِعُونَ الذِّكْرَ ‏”‏‏‏

Narrated by Hazrat Abu Hurairah RA

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said, “When it is a Friday, the angels stand at the gate of the mosque and keep on writing the names of the persons coming to the mosque in succession according to their arrivals. The example of the one who enters the mosque in the earliest hour is that of one offering a camel (in sacrifice). The one coming next is like one offering a cow and then a ram (with horns) and then a chicken and then an egg respectively. When the Imam comes out (for Jumuah prayer) they (i.e. angels) they fold up their scrolls and get ready to listen to the Khutbah.” ~ Sahih al-Bukhari



The Concept of Barakah (Divine Blessings) in Islam


تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي بِيَدِهِ الْمُلْكُ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
Blessed is He in whose hand is Dominion,
and He is over all things Competent ~ Surah Mulk 67:1

وقال تعالى ‏ :

فَتَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ أَحْسَنُ الْخَالِقِينَ
So Blessed is Allah , the Best of Creators ~ Surah Mu’minun 23:14

وقال تعالى ‏ :

وَلَوْ أَنَّ أَهْلَ الْقُرَىٰ آمَنُوا وَاتَّقَوْا لَفَتَحْنَا عَلَيْهِم بَرَكَاتٍ مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ
وَالْأَرْضِ وَلَٰكِن كَذَّبُوا فَأَخَذْنَاهُم بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْسِبُونَ

And if only the people of the cities had believed and feared Allah ,
We would have opened upon them blessings from the heaven and the earth; but they denied (the messengers), so We seized them for what they were earning.” ~ Surah Al A’raaf 7:96

In a Hadith-e-Qudsi, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala says :

Inni Iza Uti’tu Radhitu ~

“O my Bandah (Servants)! When I am obeyed

I become Razi (happy) with you”

Wa Iza Radhitu Baaraktu ~

“When I become happy then I give Barakah.

Wa Laysa Li Barakatee Nihaayah

~ “There is no limit to My Barakah.”

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What is the Difference Between a Rasul and a Nabi ?

Extracted from ~ Tafseer of Surah Maryam


وَاذْكُرْ فِي الْكِتَابِ مُوسَىٰ ۚ إِنَّهُ كَانَ مُخْلَصًا وَكَانَ رَسُولًا نَّبِيًّا

And mention in the Book, Moses. Indeed, he was chosen, and he was a messenger and a prophet ~ Surah Maryam 19:51

What is the Difference Between a Rasul and a Nabi ?

Whilst there are differences among the Scholars regarding a Nabi and a Rasul, the majority explain the ffg:

• The word Rasul is literally translated as a ‘Messenger’(one who conveys a message).

• The word Nabi originates from Naba (news) and literally means an ‘Informer’.

• Both a Rasul and a Nabi are referred to as ‘Nabi’s’ … But, a Rasul is Nabi who was given a Risaalat (a Divine Scripture – Quraan, Torath, Zaboor, Injeel) … a Shariah  (religious laws) of his own.

• Therefore, there were certain people Allah chose, who were not just Nabi’s but also Rasul’s.

A Simple Analogy :

We choose and select ‘Prefects’ in a school. Certain pupils are nominated for this title and duty. But then, we have somebody … possibly the ‘Head Prefect’, who has more accolades and added responsibilities. He has more distinguishing characteristics and traits and is a bit more special than the other prefects. 

From the Messengers of Allah there were certain special one’s who had been given an added responsibility by means of a Divine Scripture (a Shariat) …..who became Rasul’s.

Hence, every “Rasul” is a “Nabi,” but not every “Nabi” is a “Rasul” …


Allah is Watching …


أَلَمْ يَعْلَم بِأَنَّ اللَّهَ يَرَى

Does he not know that Allah sees? ~Surah Al Alaq 96:14

وقال تعالى ‏:


أَيَحْسَبُ أَن لَّمْ يَرَهُ أَحَد

Does he think that no one has seen him? ~ Surah Al Balad 90:7

وقال تعالى ‏:‏


وَهُوَ مَعَكُمْ أَيْنَ مَا كُنتُمْ ۚ وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِير

and He is with you wherever you are. And Allah , of what you do, is Seeing ~Surah Al Hadid 57:4

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