Part-1 – Itikaf
Today….actually from yesterday it is….the Itikaf, Itikaf. Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was making Itikaf every….. last ten of ramadan, ten days of ramadan he was making Itikaf in the masjid, in the masjid….it is…..Itikaf it is to keep your self from people away, but also with people it is in the masjid…..In our place you have to be….the masjid should be that prayer is there, there is Imam and there is Mu’azzin that this masjid for man, for ladies they have to be in their house or where they are or wherever they are they can be in Itikaf.
Itikaf it is not Khalwa it is not like seclusion. Because today I talked to Shaykh Effendi and he said that telling him shall we eat lentil soup or do this or do that. No Itikaf it is to, is it kind of seclusion but it is not as strict as a seclusion. it is Sunnah Mu’aqadah Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was making but also it is Sunnah that if somebody do the rest is free of it, Sunnat kifayah or also may be it is Farz also. So Itikaf is like this. One person in the whole city or the place it is made Itikaf lady or man it, it will be enough for the whole society and the community and this place…..
To you can if you are alone at home you can do your things while Itikaf you can do your things, you can make your washing, you can make your food, you can prepare your food for sahoor, for iftar, this is, you can do it….Or you can also look for your simple, simple some cleaning or some you can do it even it I read in the book also that if man is making trading some, one who is in masjid and he is making something by hand to sell he can make it you know but in his corner while he is making after he make worshipping he can make his job, he can…..you can go to bathroom to have shower, to have wudhu if you see somebody you don’t look you don’t talk, if you have something necessary very necessary to talk you can talk you know in khalwa you cannot talk, in seclusion. You can talk but a few words, not like chatting sitting “oh how is it, how……” No, few words. You need something. If you have somebody at home who’s looking after you if you need something you can talk to them few words to, to whatever you’re need to it or whatever you want to tell….this is also.
You can read as much you like Quran one, one Juz, two Juz, three Juz, four Juz, I , I don’t think they cannot make more than four or five Juz. But some people Hafiz they can read Masha Allah, from morning till evening one, one, one khatam, not one Juz…..To read La ilaha illalah thousand time, Astaghfirullah thousand time, Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem thousand time, the whole day any time in the day you can rest also.
If somebody is looking after you they may give you your Suhoor and your iftaar in….. also separate, you eat it separate, you don’t mix with people. So this is for ten days Itikaf it is not…..you don’t have special food to eat not lentil soup you can eat lentil soup with different food also together. And you make lots of Dua lots of Prayer for, for your self, for your family, for your the Ummat of Sayyedina Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and this especially in these days that we have this epidemic all around the world that Allah return it to the good thing and to take out this, this curse from over all the people or believers and sent us Sayyedna Mehdi Alaihisalam. They have to pray for this Insha Allah.
Wa Minallah at-Tawfeeq,
Part-2 – Hazrat e Ibrahim “Khalil Ullah”
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem,
Sayyedina Ibrahim, was Khalil, his….. his title was Khalil ur, Khalil ur Rahman, Khalil Ullah. Khalil Ullah, it means the…..the friend, companion with more with passion. Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was, they were saying that, one of the Sahaba was telling this Adam Safi Ullah, Ibrahim Khalil Ullah, Isa, Musa Kaleem Ullah, Isa Rooh Ullah. Then Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was telling them that I am Habeeb Ullah Wa la Fakhr….. I am his beloved and it is, No, I am not proud he was, no pride, this, he was, that is what every time when he was praising himself he always put this two words back, Aqa Alaihumus Salatussalam.
So, Khalil Ullah it is, because also, he was always in mentioned in Quran Ibrahim Hanifah, Hanifah….. Deen al Hanifah, Musliman Hanifah who was a Maqbool Muslimeen. Hanif is mean, it means that who….. curved or lean ,take left, everything bad, every, not right way and turn to the most right way, the perfect way, Hanif. And, he, he, he called us, Muslim. He choose Islam, Allah Azza wa Jal make him, named, named us through him. He was father of most Prophets, most Prophets the Prophets after say, him, they all come from his….. generation his, his generation, descendant, all the Prophets come. So his also, one title is Abul Ambiya ‘The Father of the Ambiya’. One of his sons is Ismail Alaihisalam, he is grandfather of Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, sorry, Prophet Mohammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and other son, his other son is Ishaq Alaihisalam. He is Father of Hazrat Yaqub and Hazrat Yaqub was Israel his other name, and Bani Israel and or the Bani Israel. He is Grandfather of them. He is….. From Ismail Alaihisalam only Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam came. From Hazrat e Ishaq and Yaqub….. so many ….. count…..countless may be from Bani Israel coming. The last one, it was Hazrat-e-Isa. But….. this is different story. So this is what was, two of his sons, he was the father of them and this two of the sons have….. descendants, Prophets, descendants…..
Hazrat-e-Ibrahim, there is a….. saying that, the, the who’s, was sacrificed is Ishaq and not Ismail. But in Quran it was mentioned that, when he was, he, he went to, tell the son, after the….. Allah Azza wa Jal accepted his….. prayer and send Aram, there is one Ayat after that “Wa bash sharnaa hu bi Ishaq”, Wa bash sharnaa hu bi Ishaq, that we, we good, we give him the good tiding with Ishaq. So this is for sure the Muslim Ulama and Sahaba, I don’t know they say, it is Ismail Alaihisalam who was, was scarified not Ishaq. And this was also….. proved by Sahabas and Tab’reen also, that Ismail Alaihisalam was, who was one going to be sacrificed…..
This, because Hazrat-e-Ibrahim they say, they have the, that he doesn’t, he was not visiting only few times he was visiting, but I think every year he was going visiting and….. their way is so long but Subhan Allah he was going with his camel. But camel, under his camel, they say, some say Burraq some say camel, that Allah Azza wa Jalla make the, the land to be shortened under the, under the feet of the camel. So he was going in, in a few minutes or few…..short….. very short time to Mecca visit and come back to where he is. So after the days are going away one day he was coming they say Hazrat e Hazar was passed away, some …..this or not … that he was Ismail Alaihisalam was married.
This and Ibrahim Alaihisalam was coming, always coming with his camel….. He knocked the door and there was one lady come out, he asked her, where Ismail? she said “He went to bring us provision” and he said , How is, how are you?” she said “ we are so, we are not very good, we are always suffering, and we are hungry” and I don’t know she was complaining. Then he told, he told her, ‘I want…..to tell you something, you tell Ismail’, yes, she said “yes”. ‘Tell him to change his….. doorway, his doorway, send my salaam to him and change his doorstep” he went back. Then Ismail Alaihisalam came and asked his wife, who, he, he felt, that his father is, was there, and he ask him, asked her, then she said He is sending you Salaam and telling you this. Because He said what happened, he said I told him that, he told me how are you? I told him that we are not very good, then he was telling me to change, to tell you to change your doorstep. He said this is a message from my father that you are not good for me, we have to separate. Then he was married different one.
A murid asked “ because she complained?”
Hajjah Rukiye: Hazrat Ibrahim ordered that, she is not good for him, she is complaining because he asked her “how are you?” even she doesn’t know anybody, him, she was complaining for him about you know.
Murid 1: change his doorstep means…
Murid 2: change his wife
Hajjah: He should, should….. Yes.
Next year he came he find a lady also he didn’t find Ismail Alaihisalam. He is telling him, ask her “where is Ismail?” she said “He went to bring provision for us” and then he was asking her “How are you?” she said, we are good, very good, we are …..Alhamdulillah we are, our tummy is full and we are….. everything is good, and he ask her “what do you eat?” she said “we eat meat” and he said “what you drink?” she said “ we drink water” and then Hazrat-e-Ibrahim was making barakah for….. asking for barakah to….. Allah, asking, pray for meat and water to be in barakah. I don’t know the word in English, what’s barakah in English? Abandonce.
And Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was telling that he, There was no meat that time, that he was to pray for it, they eat meat and water, Insha Allah. And then tell, he said tell Ismail my salaam and tell him to keep his doorstep. So she was….. And the noor of Prophet Sallahu alaihi wasallam, our Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, the noor of him was passing from one to others. From one of Adam Alaihisalam to his children who are their father’s grandfather from Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam from him to son, then from son to his wife, who is pregnant to the other son so until it comes to Hazrat-e-Ibrahim from Hazrat-e-Ibrahim to Hazrat-e-Hajar to Hazrat-e-Ismail the light on his forehead. This also…..you know, Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was saying my….. my lane, line, my line to the, till hazrat Adam Alaihisalam all was pure line, all with nikah, not, not without nikah, I am not …..you know, all Halal, All my fathers my mothers till Adam Alaihisalam they were all Halal, married, not, no, no, no other….. no, without marriage nothing, all my grandfathers and mothers until Adam Alaihisalam was like this. This is different.
Hazrat-e-Ibrahim was when Hazrat-e-Ismail was grown up he was ordered to make a house for masjid for Allah Azza wa jal ‘dibecca’ in Mecca. It was the …… Ismail Alaihisalam and Ibrahim Alaihisalam were ordered to, it was shown, the place. It was small hill on the, this place Hazrat-e-Jibril came and took it out. Because of, when the flood of…..Sayyedina Nooh, it was, there was a house Bayt ul Mamoor….. for Adam Alaihisalam to…… to make thawab. They say it is Bayt ul Mamoor, they say it is, may be a room, like under the Bayt ul Mamoor, it was this place. And Bayt ul Mamoor is under the Arsh, of Allah Azzawajal. It is under the Throne of Allah azzawajal and every moment there is angels making Tawaaf. And Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam was saying if Bayt al Mamoor would fall from Heavens to….. Earth it would be exactly on top of Kaaba. And this, it was the place where Jibril Alaihisalam took the….. the Hill, the place was look, there is the place the (fountain, fountain?) foundation of this….. this Bayt ul Mamoor, the house, that Adam Alaihisalam was making tawaaf and Hajj before it and….. he, they were starting to do this and the, the Hajral Aswad it was white, white…..jewel, jewel? gem, diamond, like a diamond, gem, White Jem from Heavens. But it would become black after, because sinners are touching and who are not believers also touching for, then it becomes black.
Then they start to make the house. It was Jabal Abu Qubais was holding this the Hajral Aswad, holding, was asking because when it was becoming flood the angels were taking the stone, Hajral Aswad the black stone and there is the mountains around this place were asking we keep it in our, in us. Jabal Abu Qubais is little bit….. smaller than the other mountains. He was….. it was crying saying, No I wish I have it in me but I am very small I am not very big mountain so it wont be me. Then Allah Azzawajal because he was humble….. said to be in it , then when it came out. Then Jabal Abu Qubais was….. you know, was asking that to have the stones from Kaaba from him. That they take the stones from Kaaba from him. So Allah Azzawajal is owner of the house, Jibril is architect and Hazrat e Ibrahim and Hazrat e Ismail were builders of the house. And they were building the house and there was small rock that it comes…..it goes up with Hazrat e Ibrahim and comes down its like a lift, they say it is still until today, you know around Kaaba this….. this stone is there in the special place now in front of Hajral Aswad little bit after Hajral Aswad, it is there. And they could not lift it out they said it is, so much stick, on the ground they could not take it out, they took everything out Maa shaa Allah they dont left anything, this wahabis and their, their helpers.
This, it is the two, sign, it is from Hazrat e Ibrahim when, where he was building it, many thousand years ago. So they build it, they finish, and Hazrat e Ibrahim was looking to clean, he was looking for cleaning there was nice breeze wind came and took all the stones, I tell this many times, all the stones, where ever the small stones is there , there is small masjid, big stones big mosques big masjids or place for prayer even if it is different before or different after also, it is, if it is place there were praying it was meant as a mosque it is always from this, stones from Kaaba the first built Kaaba. It was all around the world Allah told.
Hazrat e Ibrahim was also very generous Allah Azzwajal tell him, he said what we do now? they put the stone, the stone was white the light was, very much light. Now the day where we make haram, we have the muslim Ahram this haram we make Ahram before going in this circle it was the light of this stone coming until this area. So we Muslims when you are Intending to go for Hajj or Umrah we cannot go enter this circle without our Ahram or without making niyyah of Ahram ladies can wear anything but men should wear without sewing, two towels without sewing and they must not have anything on their head. So this is the circle of Haram, if you go without Ahram in you have to make penalty, there is penalty that you have to sacrify a sheep or a goat, you have to this penalty but who lives in it, in the place they are not …..Muaf, accepted, who lives in the cities in Mecca. Then Hazrat e Ibrahim was asking what we do now? Allah Azzawajal Wahi give (revealation) that you call people, call them, then Hazrat e Ibrahim was calling come for visit Allah House come for Hajj. And then he was hearing the voice ‘LABBAIK ALLAHHUMMA LABBAIK LABBAIKA LA SHARIKA LAKA LABBAIK INNAL HAMDA WAN NIMATA LAKA WAL MULK LAA SHARIKA LAK’ then he was and it was so loud so much so much that he can, he was you know astonished he was afraid you know, he said oh this people now they will come and how I will keep them. It was coming revelation that it there, through the years who is coming to visit this House the Hajis, Umrah people who are coming to visit here the house of Allah until Qiyamah until the day of resurrection, it is the verses of them. Don’t….. don’t worry, but then Hazrat e Ibrahim was saying that you know, I would like to give them something, to….. offer something. Jibril Alaihisalam came with one glass of water and said throw it, throw it. And wind took it away, they say it is salt. It is salt, it is offer of Sayyedina Ibrahim till resurrection day. It was his….. his….. ikram, hospitality for us, for all human being.
Mawlana always used to tell that salt, they say salt is not good, salt is not good, but it is, not truth, this is not true. And this was the time and then Hazrat e Jibril was showing them how to make tawaf, to make Hajj, and they make Hajj, they make the rituals of all the Hajj, to Arafa come and after when they finish from Hajj each one make dua, Hazrat e Ibrahim, Hazrat e Ismail, Hazrat e Ishaq, Hazrat e Sara and Hazrat e Hajar and….. the story of Ismail Alaihisalam with his wife it is before or after I don’t know this is because they said Hazrat e Hajar was passed away that time when Ismail was married. Allah knows, Allah knows better.
So they were praying for Allah Azzawajal that whoever come, visit, make Hajj, Umrah in or make even tawaaf in this place that Allah make them intercession for them Hazrat e Ibrahim wanted for old people, Hazrat e Ismail want for middle age people, Hazrat e Ishaq want for young people was men or women and Hazrat e Sara wanted for ladies for old ladies, Hazrat e Hajar want for young ladies and for also who are not in good condition, poor people, servants, slaves, who are coming, she want to make intercession for them. So it was all accepted for this. All prayer were accepted from Hazrat Ibrahim, Ismail, Ishaq, Sara and Hazrat e Hajar Alaihimussalam Jamian Ahlul Bayt, Ahlul Bayt Allah Azzawajal was praising them all, Hazrat e Ibrahim’s family. They all were praised in Quran and it was Salaam for them. That’s why we say Alaihimussalam.
This is a long story of Hazrat e Ibrahim. Hazrat e Ibrahim was….. from the ul al azam and Insha Allah tomorrow I tell you a very small short and we finish Insha Allah about Hazrat e Ibrahim.
Wa MinAllah at-Tawfeeq,
Part-3 – Questions about Ladies with Periods
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem,
We are…..There is some ladies asking for some questions…..about a period, of the ladies with periods….. we never end up with this period business Astaghfirullah Al Azim I don’t know what they were doing before…..It is something from Allah that we have it, it is not something that we are not we…..interupt, invented. It is when you have your period you don’t Pray, you don’t Fast, you don’t read Quran, you don’t make Tawaaf, you don’t make relationship with your husband, you don’t make …..don’t go in a mosque, you don’t visit…..graveyards, no, no graveyard, no Awliya, no Holy ones also, with, they ask there is one lady she said that they can have wudhu…..and sit while the prayer time they sit in there places. There is a fatwa from some…..Hanafi Aalim….scholar. Ok we may be, it is true but we have to ask first our Shaykh about it you know we don’t make fatwa ourselves for things that we know or don’t know because it to give fatwa, is, it is something dangerous you know. It could be yes, yes it could be yes but you have to ask first your Shaykh about it, because Shaykh is the holy and the biggest reference for us…. So this is…..this is one, one thing about it and…..we never heard about it before but it can be Allah knows but I never heard it and Hajja Anna, Hajja Amina Sultan was very strict for this things and she never…..I never heard it from her…..she was telling so many things she knows she was telling. Anyway, There is second thing also that, that the ladies can sit in the circle of zikr, who has period….Shaykh, I ask him, I know it but I asking him today especially. He said, he said if is not mosque they can sit, they can sit in the circle of zikr but you don’t read the Verses of Quran, you don’t read Fatiha, you don’t read Alam Nashrah Laka, you don’t read Ikhlas, you don’t read the Ashrah Shareef or what you can olny read Salawatush Shareefa and one the start to zikr Lailaha illalah, Allah-Allah this you can read and you can sit in the circle of zikr and unless it is not in mosque. If it is in mosque or masjid or some place that it is praying jama’ah with jama’ah place this you don’t…..is count as masjid you know when you pray with jama’ah there’s Imam and Mu’azzin this place it counts as masjid also you don’t sit in, in this place or you don’t enter and you don’t attend the zikr, unless there is a special place out of this place that you can hear but you cannot go in…
Wa Minallah at-Tawfeeq,
Be patient with your periods Astaghfirullah Al Azim
Question:- So when they have their period they make wudhu and sit in the prayer time this or when you have your period you have holiday and you just stop everything?
Answer:- You have holiday…..You know because they were asking also about zikr about wird, everyday wird, Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah Hazratleri was telling Allah is not asking you for, for….. Salah, for prayer, for fasting, we don’t ask you also for wird, the the tasbeeh. If you feel so thing you can make Astaghfirullah, you can make Lailaha illalah, you can make Salawat u Shareefah, hundred, hundred, hundred enough for you and…..this, this is….. what we want to say Insha Allah.
Question:- And what about Dalail khairat, this is part of the wird also?
Answer:- yaa, part of the wird it is not Quran but it is…..you don’t read, you don’t read Quran also you don’t touch it also…..but with Dalail Khairat we have to ask our Shaykh about it….. Mawlana Shaykh Abdullah was saying this so it is…..you know it is working on all.