From Musab bin Saad from his father, he thought that he had an excellence above other than himself from the Companions of the Prophet -sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam- so the Prophet -sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

"Indeed Allaah will only aid this Ummah through its weak; by their supplication, their prayer and their sincerity".

Collected by Imaam Nisa’ee.

Albaani said: ‘This isnad is authentic upon the conditions of Bukhari & Muslim. Bukhari collected it from another chain from Musab from his father without the aforementioned details.’

Shaykh Albaani commented on this hadeeth saying:

'Know that the explanation of the word 'aid/victory' which is mentioned in the hadeeth has been stated, and that it is not aid or victory by the righteous ones physically themselves, but rather it is by their Duas and their sincerity.'

Then the shaykh mentions the hadeeth.
[From Silsilah Ahadeeth Saheehah vol. 2 p. 409 no. 779]

Translated by

Abbas Abu Yahya & Shafqat Hussain.

QuestionI can't find information on how to pray for laylatul qadr... is there a certain prayer for it.. I'm so confused. :/ Answer

Asalaamualaykum wa rahmatullaah wa barakaatuh.

Bismillaah was-salaatu was-salaam ‘alaa rasoolillaah.

There is no special prayer for Laylatul-Qadar, only a particular supplication which the messenger of Allaah would say.

Aisha radiAllaahu anha asked the messenger of Allaah what she should say if she were to reach that night. He replied with: say,

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي

Allaahumma inna ‘Afuwwun tuhibbul-‘afwa fa’fu ‘annee.

The Hadith is narrated by Imaam Tirmidhi who said it’s Hassan Saheeh.

There is a version which has the كريم (kareem) in it but this extra wording is not correct, as the scholars of Hadith have explained.

So increase in saying this dua in your prayers in the last ten nights.

Wallahu ‘a’lam.

"For one never makes progress by abandoning one’s identity."

Islam The Future Of The Tradition: Between Revolution And Westernization. P. 26 

- Charles Saint-Prot.

Current reading. A very interesting book. Highly recommended.

Curious?… Pop it open.

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri radhi Allaahu anhu said:

It was said to Ali Ibn Abi Taalib radhi Allaahu anhu;

"You have annihilated the khawaarij completely"

He said: “They are in the loins of men and in the wombs of women, until the last of them fights along with the Dajjal.”

Saheeh Al-Bukhari. Hadith no. 7432

It was said to Hassan Al-Basri (rahimahullaah);

What is the punishment of the scholar?

He said: Death of the heart.

It was said: And what is death of the heart?

He said: Seeking the world by the actions of the hereafter.

-Az-Zuhd by Imaam Ahmed Ibn Hanbal. Page 215.

Title: Fawaa’id fee Uloom Al-Hadith wa kutubihi wa ahlihi

Author: Muhammad AbdurRahman Al-Mubaarakpuri rahimahullaah (d.1353H / d.1934)

Benefit: The Shaykh rahimahullaah did an explanation of Sunan At-Tirmidhi called “Tuhfatul-Ahwathi”. It’s the best and most famous explanation of Tirmidhi’s Sunan. The shaykh started the introduction of the book and then moved onto explaining the book of Tirmidhi itself, without having completed the introduction. Qadar Allaah after finishing the explanation, and the introduction still not finished, the shaykh passed away. The introduction was then later completed (only a few chapters of it which were left unfinished) by the Shaykh’s closest students. So, the explanation of Tirmidhi can be found the world over but without an introduction. This book here (above) is the introduction to “Tuhfatul-Ahwathi Sharh Sunan At-Tirmidhi”.

Additional benefit: The Shaykh rahimahullaah was from the biggest scholars of Hadith of the 19th/20th century, originally from India. He was from the students of the students of Imam WaliUllaah Shah Ad-Dehlawi. One of his teachers was Sayyid Natheer Hussain, also known as Shaykh Kulli Fee Kulli (the shaykh of everyone in everything) due to his vast knowledge and majority of the scholars of that time having studied with him, scholars from Arabia (Saudia), Yemen and Hind (Pakistan and India) all coming to study with him.

From Shaykh Mubaarakpuri’s students was Al-Allaamah Shaykh Dr. Taqi’uddin Al-Hilaali rahimahullaah, one of the translators of The Noble Quran in the English language. Shaykh Mubaarakpuri was sent a royal invitation by King Abdul Aziz rahimahullaah of Saudia Arabia to come and teach in masjid Al-Haram in Makkah, the shaykh declined and stayed in India due to things he needed to take care of.

Mubaarakpur is known to have produced many mountains of knowledge, from them are Abdus-Salaam Al-Mubarakpuri, the author of the biography of Imam Bukhari. As well as Shaykh SafiurRahman Al-Mubaarakpuri, the author of Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum (Biography of the prophet alayhi salam). And many more greats of Hadith in particular and other Islamic sciences in general.

May Allaah have mercy upon the shaykh and reward him for his service to Islam and the Muslims. Ameeen.