The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah will say on the Day of Judgment…. ‘Son of Adam, I needed food but you did not feed Me.’ He will answer, ‘My Lord, How could I feed You when You are the Lord of the Worlds?’ He (subhana wa ta’ala) will say, ‘Did you not know that one of My servants was hungry, but you did not feed him? If you had fed him you would have found its reward with Me….’” [Bukhari]
Abdullah Ibn al-Mubarak was making his way to perform a Nafl (supererogatory) Hajj. When he entered Kufa he saw a young woman sitting at a garbage heap plucking a dead duck. It occurred to him that it was carrion so he asked her if it had been sacrificed. She replied that it had not been. “Then why are you plucking it?” he asked bewildered. She replied, “So that my family and I can eat it.” He informed her that it was not permissible to consume since it had died on its own. She said, “My brother and I have only one piece of clothing. We have no food except what we find thrown in the dumps. Carrion has become permissible for us to consume for a number of days now (due to severe poverty). Our father was a rich man but his wealth was taken from him oppressively and he was killed.” Abdullah Ibn al-Mubarak asked regarding her family's whereabouts and she informed him. So he hired a man to take him there and when he found the house, he released his riding animal and gave it to the household along with all the goods that were on it. He handed over almost all of the money he had to the young woman, the money that was the provision for his Hajj, keeping only what was sufficient for his journey back to his land, Marw. He gave his provisions away saying, “This is better for us than our Hajj this year.” When his companions returned from Hajj, they came to congratulate him on his Hajj too. He said, “I did not go this year…” One of them said, “Subhan Allah! Didn’t I leave my possessions with you whilst we were at Mina and on our way to Arafat?” Another said, “Likewise, didn't you buy things for me?” He turned to them saying, “I do not know what you are saying. As for myself, I did not go on Hajj this year.” Later that night, he had a dream wherein a voice⬇
Le nom "Pakistan" a été inventé en 1933 par des étudiants musulmans d'Angleterre. Il est l'accronyme des provinces : Punjab, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Sindh et Balochistan.
Le Pakistan fut crée le 14 août 1947 . C'est un des rares pays qui a été crée pour des bases purement religieuses. En effet, les musulmans constituent 97% de la population. Le 14 août 1947 était aussi le 27e jour du mois sacré de Ramadan, ce qui rajoute une signification pour les musulmans de ce pays.
Après la partition, plus de sept millions de musulmans ont rejoint ce nouveau Pakistan et sept millions d'hindous se sont déplacés en Inde. Ce transfert de population a été très violent, une estimation porte le nombre de victimes entre 500 000 et un million.
SUPERIORITY OF THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF DHUL-HIJJAH
The excellence of these ten days have been mentioned in the Qur'an and the Sunnah.
Allah says in the Qur'an: "By the dawn and by the ten nights…" [89:1-2]
Many scholars have said that "the ten nights" referred to here are the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:
"There are no deeds as excellent as those done in these ten days." The companions listening said, "Not even Jihad?" He, ﷺ, said, "No, not even Jihad except a man who goes forth endangering his life and wealth and does not return with anything." [Bukhari]
What are the Recommended Acts in these Days?
1. Prayer - It is highly recommended to perform the obligatory acts at their prescribed times and to increase oneself in the superogatory acts, for indeed, this is what brings a person closer to their Lord. The Messenger of Allah, ﷺ said:
"Upon you is to increase in your prostration to Allah, for verily you do not prostrate to Allah with even one prostration, except that He raises you in degrees and decreases your sins because of it." [Muslim]
2. Fasting - This has been mentioned as one of the acts of righteousness where some of the wives of the Prophet, ﷺ said, "The Prophet, upon whom be peace, would fast on the ninth of Dhul-Hijjah, the day of Ashura and three days in every month." [Abu Dawud]. Imam an-Nawawi said that fasting in these ten days is extremely recommended.
3. Saying Allahu Akbar, La Illaha Illallah and Alhamdulillah – as mentioned in the narration of Ibn 'Umar:
"So increase yourselves in saying La Illaha illallah, Allahu Akbar and Alhamdulillah." 4. Fasting on the day of 'Arafah - Fasting has been affirmed on the day of 'Arafah, where it has been confirmed from the Prophet ﷺ that he said regarding fasting on the day of 'Arafah: "Be content with the fact that Allah will expiate for you your sins for the year before (the day of 'Arafah) and the year after (the day of 'Arafah)." [Muslim]
May Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) give us the ability to benefit from these holy days and nights.