اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰہِ رَبِّ الْعٰلَمِیْنَ حَمْدَ الشَّاکِرِیْنَ وَالصَّلٰوۃُ وَالسَّلَامُ عَلٰی سَیِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ عَلٰی اٰلِہٖ وَ صَحْبِہٖ اَجْمَعِیْنَ

All praises, the praise of the grateful due to Allah, Lord of all the worlds, and peace and blessings be upon our master Muhammad and upon his household and all his companions.

اَشْھَدُ اَنْ لَّاۤ اِلٰہَ اِلَّااللّٰہُ وَحْدَہٗ لَا شَرِیْکَ لَہٗ وَاَشْھَدُ اَنَّ سَیِّدَنَا مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُہٗ وَرَسُوْلُہٗ بِالْھُدٰی وَدِیْنِ الْحَقِّ اَرْسَلَہٗ

I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah the only one who has no partner, and I testify that our master Mohammad is his slave and messenger whom he has sent with the true religion and guidance.

یٰۤاَیُّہَا الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡۤا اَطِیۡعُوا اللہَ وَاَطِیۡعُوا الرَّسُوۡلَ وَ اُولِی الۡاَمْرِ مِنۡکُمْ ۚ

‘O believers! obey Allah and obey the messenger, and those who have power of command amongst you.

(Al-Nisa 4, Verse 59)

یٰۤاَیُّہَا الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللہَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِہٖ وَلَا تَمُوۡتُنَّ اِلَّا وَاَنۡتُمۡ مُّسْلِمُوۡنَ﴿۱۰۲﴾

‘O believers! Fear Allah as rightly He is to be feared, and do not die ever save as Muslims.

(Aale Imran 3, Verse 102)

قَالَ اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰی فِیْ الْقُرْاٰنِ الْمَجِیْدِ:

فَاعْلَمْ اَنَّہٗ لَاۤ اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اللہُ

Allah Almighty states in the Holy Quran:

Know you therefore that there is none worthy of worship but Allah.

 (Muhammad 47, Verse 19)

مُحَمَّدٌ رَّسُوۡلُ اللہِ

Muhammad (may Allah send peace and blessings upon him) is the Messenger of Allah.

(Al-Fat’h 48, Verse 29)

قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللّٰہِ صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ وَسَلَّمَ:

أوَّلُ شَيْءٍ خَطَّهُ اللهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ فِيْ الْكِتَابِ الْأ وَّلِ  إِنِّي أَنَا اللهُ لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا أَنَا سَبَقَتْ رَحْمَتِي غَضَبِي مَنْ شَهِدَ أَنْ لَّا إِلَه إِلَّا اللهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهٗ وَرَسُوْلُهٗ فَلَهُ الْجَنَّةُ

The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – has stated:

The very first thing Allah Almighty wrote in the first book was “I am Allah, there is none worthy of worship but Me.  My Mercy preceded My Anger.  Whoever testifies that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah and indeed Muhammad is His Slave and His Messenger, the paradise is for him.

(Al-Firdaus Bi Ma’thoor al-Khitaab Hadeeth No. 1)

قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللّٰہِ صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ وَسَلَّمَ:

بُنِيَ الإِسْلَامُ عَلَى خَمْسٍ: شَهَادَةِ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ، وَإِقَامِ الصَّلَاةِ، وَإِيتَاءِ الزَّكَاةِ، وَالحَجِّ، وَصَوْمِ رَمَضَانَ

The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – has stated:

Islam is founded upon five things:

  1. To bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah and indeed Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah
  2. Establishment of Salah
  3. Dissipation of Zakah
  4. Hajj
  5. Fasts of Ramadan.

(Bukhari, Muslim)

حَدَّثَنِي أَبِي عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ قَالَ: بَيْنَمَا نَحْنُ عِنْدَ رَسُولِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ذَاتَ يَوْمٍ، إِذْ طَلَعَ عَلَيْنَا رَجُلٌ شَدِيدُ بَيَاضِ الثِّيَابِ، شَدِيدُ سَوَادِ الشَّعَرِ، لَا يُرَى عَلَيْهِ أَثَرُ السَّفَرِ، وَلَا يَعْرِفُهُ مِنَّا أَحَدٌ، حَتَّى جَلَسَ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، فَأَسْنَدَ رُكْبَتَيْهِ إِلَى رُكْبَتَيْهِ، وَوَضَعَ كَفَّيْهِ عَلَى فَخِذَيْهِ، وَقَالَ: يَا مُحَمَّدُ أَخْبِرْنِي عَنِ الْإِسْلَامِ، فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: الْإِسْلَامُ أَنْ تَشْهَدَ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، وَتُقِيمَ الصَّلَاةَ، وَتُؤْتِيَ الزَّكَاةَ، وَتَصُومَ رَمَضَانَ، وَتَحُجَّ الْبَيْتَ إِنِ اسْتَطَعْتَ إِلَيْهِ سَبِيلًا، قَالَ: صَدَقْتَ، قَالَ: فَعَجِبْنَا لَهُ يَسْأَلُهُ، وَيُصَدِّقُهُ، قَالَ: فَأَخْبِرْنِي عَنِ الْإِيمَانِ، قَالَ: أَنْ تُؤْمِنَ بِاللهِ، وَمَلَائِكَتِهِ، وَكُتُبِهِ، وَرُسُلِهِ، وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ، وَتُؤْمِنَ بِالْقَدَرِ خَيْرِهِ وَشَرِّهِ، قَالَ: صَدَقْتَ، قَالَ: فَأَخْبِرْنِي عَنِ الْإِحْسَانِ، قَالَ: «أَنْ تَعْبُدَ اللهَ كَأَنَّكَ تَرَاهُ، فَإِنْ لَمْ تَكُنْ تَرَاهُ فَإِنَّهُ يَرَاكَ»، قَالَ: فَأَخْبِرْنِي عَنِ السَّاعَةِ، قَالَ: مَا الْمَسْئُولُ عَنْهَا بِأَعْلَمَ مِنَ السَّائِلِ قَالَ: فَأَخْبِرْنِي عَنْ أَمَارَتِهَا، قَالَ: «أَنْ تَلِدَ الْأَمَةُ رَبَّتَهَا، وَأَنْ تَرَى الْحُفَاةَ الْعُرَاةَ الْعَالَةَ رِعَاءَ الشَّاءِ يَتَطَاوَلُونَ فِي الْبُنْيَانِ، قَالَ: ثُمَّ انْطَلَقَ فَلَبِثْتُ مَلِيًّا، ثُمَّ قَالَ لِي: يَا عُمَرُ أَتَدْرِي مَنِ السَّائِلُ قُلْتُ: اللهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَعْلَمُ، قَالَ: فَإِنَّهُ جِبْرِيلُ أَتَاكُمْ يُعَلِّمُكُمْ دِينَكُمْ

Hadrat Abdullah ibn Umar – May Allah have mercy on him – mentioned, “My father, Umar bin Khattab narrates that, once we were in the blessed company of the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – when a person appeared whose clothes were extremely white and his hair was extremely black. From his condition, there were no signs of a journey. He was also a stranger to every one of us. He then sat in front of the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – and his knees also touched the knees of the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him. He also placed his palms on his thighs. (like how a student sits in front of his teacher with utmost respect) He then asked, “O Mohammed, Tell me about Islam”. The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – replied, ‘(Islam is) that you should bear witness on the Oneness of Allah and the Messenger-ship of His Messenger – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him, read salah, give Zakah, keep fast in Ramadan, and if you have the means, then perform hajj‘. The stranger replied, ‘You have spoken the truth.’ Hadrat Umar then revealed that they were surprised that this person asks the questions and after it, he also testifies to it. The person then asked the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – about Imaan. The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – replied, ‘(That you should believe) in the Angels of Allah Almighty, in His Divine books, in His Prophets, on the day of Judgement, and that all good and bad is associated with the Divine Decree of the Almighty’. The person replied, ‘You have spoken the truth.’ The person then asked about (the status of) Ihsaan. The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – replied, “You should pray to the Almighty in such a state as if you are looking at the Almighty, and if you cannot find yourself in this state, then without doubt, the Almighty is watching you. ‘He then asked to be informed about the day of Judgement. He (The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him) declared, in this regard, the one being questioned does not know more than the one who is questioning. ‘This person again asked, then inform me about its signs.’ The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – replied, when the master of a female slave will be given birth by her and when you see the (once) naked and bare feet shepherd build large mansions (or buildings).’ Hadrat Umar narrates that this person then departed, and that he sat awhile (at that spot). The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – then said, “O Umar! do you know who this person was?’ I replied that Allah Almighty and His Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – knew better. The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – replied, “This was Jibraeel (peace be upon him) who came to teach you your religion.”

(Sahih Muslim, Hadeeth No. 1)

اَللّٰھُمَّ ثَبِّتْنَا عَلَی الْاِیْمَانِ

O Allah, make us firm upon Iman.

اَللّٰھُمَّ ارْزُقْنَا الْخَاتِمَۃَ عَلَی الْاِیْمَانِ

O Allah, make our end upon Iman.

اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّٰہِ لِیْ وَلَکُمْ، وَلِسَآئِرِ الْمُؤْمِنِیْنَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ،  اِنَّہٗ ھُوْ الْغَفُوْرٌ  الرَّحِیْمُ

I seek Allah’s forgiveness for me, for you and for all the Muslim males and females.  Verily, He is All-forgiving, the Merciful.

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