26024 Isipingo Beach 4115 031 912 2172 Fax: 031 902 9268 Volume 8, Issue 1 Website: www.talimiboardkzn.org e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Safar 1431 / February 2010Hadhrat Muhammad b is the last and final Nabi of Allah Ta’ala. He is My Ummah, My Ummahthe most beloved and the leader of all the ambiyaa (prophets). He sac- Once Rasulullah b raised hisrificed all his wealth, time, and effort to spread the Deen of Allah Ta’ala hands in dua and cried out inin the entire world. We are very fortunate to be the followers of grief, “O Allah, My Ummah, MyHadhrat Muhammad b. Hadhrat Moosa , a great Nabi of Allah Ummah.”Ta’ala, made dua to become a follower of Hadhrat Muhammad b but Allah Ta’ala asked Jibraeel tohis dua was not accepted. Without us even making dua to Allah Ta’ala, go to Hadhrat Muhammad bHe chose us to become the followers of Hadhrat Muhammad b. and ask him the reason for his Rasulullah’s b love for us grief. [even though Allah Ta’ala has knowledge of everything].Hadhrat Abu Zar Ghifaari d narrates that once Rasulullah b spent the Jibraeel enquired the reasonentire night asking Allah Ta’ala to forgive his ummah. He kept on re- from Rasulullah b for his griefpeating the verse, “(O Allah,) If you punish them (my followers), then and tears. Rasulullah b in-they are your servants, (i.e. You have the full right to punish them) but formed Jibraeel that it is out of concern for his Ummah [hisif You forgive them, You are all powerful and full of wisdom (no one followers].can question You).” Jibraeel then brought theFor the sake of his ummah, Rasulullah b spent many nights begging following message from AllahAllah Ta’ala in this manner to forgive us all. This bears testimony to the Ta’ala: “We shall please you ingreat love that he had for his ummatis (followers). His effort and con- regard to your Ummah and Wecern was to make sure that every human being must enter Jannah and shall not let you grieve.”be saved from the fire of Jahannum. He continued making this dua Rasulullah b said that he willthroughout his life even during Haj on the plains of Arafaat, Muzdalifa, never be happy as long as thereMina and in front of the Baitullah. remains a single member of his Ummah in the Fire of Jahannum. Our reaction Insha-Allah, through this prom-We understand from this Hadith the deep love that Rasulullah b has ise of Allah Ta’ala, not a single Ummati will be left to burn infor us. It is necessary for every Muslim to fill every vein in his body with Jahannum.deep love for Allah Ta’ala and His Rasul b and we must show this loveby following the mubaarak sunnats of our beloved Rasul b and by re- How fortunate are we that weciting abundant durood upon him. Indeed it is this love that will gain us are from the followers of thisthe everlasting success of this world and the aakhirah. great and beloved Nabi b. May Allah Ta’ala bless us all withMay Allah Ta’ala bless us all with a deep sense of love for Rasulullah b the ability to become the trueand allow us to follow his sunnats in every aspect of our life. Aameen. followers of Rasulullah b.
Love for Rasulullah J The Ummah of Muhammad b Hadhrat Anas (RA) narrates that Rasulullah b said; A Hadhrat Buraidah (RA) reports that man cannot be a perfect Muslim until his love for me our beloved Nabi b said,” There will is more than his love for his whole family and for all be 120 rows of people waiting to en- ter Jannat. My Ummat will make up the people [Muslim]. 80 of them.” (AHMED) One day Hadhrat Umar (RA) mentioned to Rasulullah Hadhrat Umar Bin Khattaab (RA) nar- b, “I love you more than everything except myself.” rates that Nabi b said,”None of the Rasulullah b said, “I take an oath in the name of Al- Ambiyaa (AS) will be allowed to enter lah Ta’ala, The Being in whose power my life is, No Jannah until I enter it and no other person can be a perfect believer until he loves me more ummat will be allowed to enter Jan- than even his own self.” Hadhrat Umar d exclaimed, nah until my Ummat enters.” (DAARA “I now love you more than my own life.” Rasulullah QUTNI) b said, “Now you are a perfect Muslim.” Hadhrat Abdullah bin Mas’ood (RA) Ibn Abbaas d narrates that Rasulullah b said, “Love says, ”Once Nabi b asked us (the sa- me because Allah Ta’ala loves me.” habah),’ Does it not please you that Hadhrat Anas d narrates that a villager once came you will make up a quarter of Jan- nah?’ We exclaimed ‘ALLAHU AKBAR’ and asked Rasulullah b, “When will Qiyaamah out of joy. Then Nabi b asked us,’ come?” Rasulullah b said, “What preparations have Does it not please you that you will you made for it? make up one third of Jannah to which “He replied, “I have not much salaah and saum, but I we exclaimed ‘ALLAHU AKBAR’ out of have love for Allah Ta’ala and His Rasul b. joy. Then Nabi b said, ‘Indeed my de- sire is that you make up half of the “Rasulullah b then said, “On the day of Qiyaamah, people of Jannat.’” (BUKHARI and every person will be with the one whom he loved.” MUSLIM) This meant that on the day of Qiyaamah, those who Hazrath Thaubaan (RA) narrates that loved Rasulullah b will be with him. Hadhrat Anas Nabi b said, ”Indeed my Allah prom- d then commented, “After having heard this good ised me that 70 000 people of my Um- news, the Muslims became extremely happy. After mat will enter Jannah without reckon- having embraced Islam nothing else made them so ing. With every thousand there will be happy as this statement of Rasulullah b.” another 70 000 people. (that makes it 4 MILLION 900 000).” (TABRAANI)We understand from the glad tidings mentioned in thisHadith that if one has love for Allah Ta’ala and His Rasul Hadhrat Ali (RA) reports that Nabi b said, ”I have been given few thingsb, this love alone will secure him great treasures in the which were not given to any of theaakhirah even though he may not have great stocks of Ambiyaa.(AS) We asked, ’Oh Nabi b!ibaadat. What is it?’ He replied, Allah Ta’alaWe are indeed fortunate to be in the ummat of Rasulullah has assisted me by instilling fear intob. Hadhrat Musa wished to be a follower of Rasulullah the hearts of my enemy, I have beenb. he even made dua to Allah Ta’ala to be from his ummat granted the treasures of the earth,but his dua was not answered. Without us asking, we have Allah has given me the name Ahmed,already been blessed to be from the ummah of Rasulullah Allah has made the earth a means ofb. purification for me, My Ummat has been given the title of ’THE BEST OFMay Alah Ta’ala bless us all with a deep sense of love for ALL NATIONS’.” (AHMED)Rasulullah b and follow his mubaarak sunnah. Aameen. He who loves me will be in Jannah with me. (Hadith)
Al-hamdulillah in the last two years the children had recited abundant durood upon Rasulullah b. May AllahTa’ala accept the durood recitation and make it a means of attaining the love of Rasulullah b. Hereunder isthe count for the number of duroods that were recited in the last two years; Total number of Durood Shareef recited 2008 30 269 940 Total number of Durood Shareef recited 2009 51 035 745This year the Ta’limi Board puts forward a new challenge to all the pupils to recite as much durood shareef aspossible. The Ta’limi Board will not have a count at the end of the month of how much durood has been re-cited by everyone. This year, the Malaaikah e Sayyaaheen (angels who roam the earth looking for people re-citing durood) will count how much of durood the Maktab pupils will be reciting. Thereafter they will presentit themselves to our beloved Nabi b. May Allah Ta’ala accept our recitation of durood shareef.This years challenge will be that every pupil must recite at least 300 times durood shareef everyday for therest of their lives. Let it not be that we are reciting durood only in the month of Rabiul Awwal. Rather, recitedurood everyday upon Rasulullah b showing our great love for him. May Allah Ta’ala bless us all with thetrue love for our Nabi b and may He allow us to spend our lives in His obedience. Aameen. Virtues of durood Nabi Muhammad b is my greatest 1. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has said super hero. I will try to follow him that whomsoever sends one durood upon me then Allah Ta’ala will send 10 durood upon him, forgive 10 of his sins and elevate his rank 10 in everything I do, times. 2. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) is Insha-Allah! reported to have said that, “Whosoever sends 1 durood upon me, Allah Ta’ala will appoint an angel to send durood on him right till the day of Insha- Qiyaamah.” 3. The closest person to Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) on the day of Qiyaamah will be the one who recites the most amount of durood shareef. 4. On the day of Qiyaamah, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) will intercede for that person who sends durood upon him 10 times in the morning and 10 times in the evening.
Answer all 10 questionsMost beloved Children correctly and submit your Assalamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu. entries. The first 5 correct entries drawn will receiveHow wonderful it is to be back at Madrasah in full gear. Al-hamdulillah! we have R50- R50-00 cash.now commenced our new year (2010). May Allah Ta’ala bless us all with many,many good years to come and keep us in His protection and safety, especially 1. Name the twoduring the trying times of the world cup. women who fed milkDuring these difficult times, we should all adhere to the three things Rasulullah to Rasulullah b.b advised us with, 1. Guard our tongues. 2. Stay in our homes. 3. Cry over our 2. Name the daughterssins (repent). Anyone who practices on this advice will Insha Allah be protected. of Rasulullah b. 3. Name the sons ofRemember not to get carried away with what is happening around us. Keep Rasulullah b.focused on your work. Make sure you attend Madrasah daily, learn your sabaks 4. What were the titlesat home, recite durood shareef and practice on all that you have learnt in of Rasulullah bMadrasah. Insha Allah, Allah Ta’ala will keep you in His protection. befor he became a Nabi?The names of the winners for the last quiz are as follows: 5. What position was Name Maktab given to Rasulullah1. Sarah Haniff Ashrafiyah (Chatsworth) b in the cave of2. Raeesa Muhammed Reservoir Hills Hira?3. Yaeesh Khan Baitul Ilm (Woodview) 6. What were the4. Zakiyah Rahim Baitul Hamd (Shallcross) names of the 45. Azra Akoonjee Arqam (PMB) famous uncles of Rasulullah b? Update “100 Wonderful Stories” 7. Who were the Khulafa eAl-hamdulillah many, many children had written wonderful Raashideen?stories and handed them in to the Ta’limi Board Offices. 8. On whose land was Musjidun Nabawi bJazakumullah to all those who submitted their best story. The built?Ta’limi Board is currently choosing the stories and compiling 9. Which Sahaabi didthem with the names of the children at the bottom of each Nabi b live withstory. However, we are unfortunately, still short of a few when he came tostories to complete 100. Any child who wishes to still send in a Madinah?story must please do so as soon as possible. Who knows, perhaps 10. Whereabout inyou still have a chance to become an author at your young age. Madinah is ProjectGrade 1-3. Draw or colour in a picture of Musjidun Nabawi b.Grade 4 upwards. 1. The akhlaaq Rasulullah b. 2. The childhood of Rasulullah b. 2. Love for Rasulullah b.All entries must be handed in by 07 April 2010. Winners in each grade will receive R100.00 cashN.B. Please write your name, the name of your Madrasah, the area you live in and your grade on yourproject in big bold writing. Please hand in the quiz and projects separately. JazakAllah.