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A Warning about this Coming Ramadan – Analysis by M. Hussain February 25, 2014

I earnestly follow the blog of brother M. Hussain. I found this interesting report he recently published on his blog about the coming Ramadan (2014). I am sure you will find this report insightful and reflect upon it.

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I don’t generally do this but it seems important that I get the word out. What I am about to say may make you think I’ve lost my mind a bit, but I ask you to consider the evidence and then draw your own conclusions. There is a very interesting hadith that sounds exactly like a nuclear attack (from Kitab-Al-Fitan), Nuaim bin Hammad:

Nuaim reports via Abdallah Ibn Masood that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:

“When there is a scream [sayhah] in Ramadan, then there will be bloodshed in Shawwal, and the tribes will form groups in Dhul-Qi’dah, and blood will be spilt in Dhul-Hijjah, and al-Muharram! What will happen in al-Muharram?” saying it three times, “Indeed, indeed! The people will be killed in a great massacre”.

We said: “What is the scream, O Messenger of Allah?” He said: “This will be in the middle of Ramadhan, on a Friday morning. That will be when the month of Ramadan begins on a Friday night. There will be a blast that will awaken one who is asleep, and bring the young women out of their rooms, on a Friday nightduring a year of many earthquakes and severe cold.”

Nuaim reports via Abdallah Ibn Masood that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:

“During Ramadan there will be a sign in the sky, as a bright pillar of light, and in Shawal a catastrophe, and in Dhul Qada many perishing, and in Dhul Hijja the Pilgrims are plundered, and what will make thee understand what Moharam will hold…
A devastating sound will be heard in Ramadan, and a commotion in Shawal, and in Dhul Qada conflict between the tribes, and that year the Pilgrims will be plundered and a great confrontation will unfold at Mina with many killed and much blood spilled as they stand on the rock of Al Aqaba. If the blast occurs in Ramadan, then there will be commotion in Shawal…
We asked what is the blast, oh messenger of Allah, and he said: a strong blastof sound in the middle of Ramadan on a Friday night. This blast will wake the sleeping and knock down the standing, and move the aged women from their shelter on a Friday night of a year that will witness many earthquakes.”
Al-Hakim narrated from Abu Hurayrah [r.a] from the Prophet (saws) that he said:

“There will be a blast in Ramadan that will awaken one who is asleep and terrify one who is awake. Then there will appear a group in Shawwal, then bloodshed in Dhul-Hijjah, then the prohibitions will be violated in Al-Muharram, then there will be death in Safar, then the tribes will conflict with each other in Rabi, then the most amazing thing will happen between Jumada and Rajab. Then a well-fed she-camel will be better than a castle sheltering a thousand.

The prophet talks about a “Blast” with a “devastating sound” that will “awaken the one who is asleep and knock down the standing” and which will appear as a “sign in the sky, a bright pillar of light”.

Does this look like a “sign in the sky”, a “bright pillar of light” ?

bright pillar of light

People often use the expression “bright pillar of light (or fire)” to describe a nuclear explosion.

Compare the expressions used in the following testimony of a Hiroshima survivor describing the blast, with the expressions used by the prophet (saws) to describe the blast mentioned in the hadiths.

– Testimony of Yasuhiko Taketa, a survivor of Hiroshima, who describes the blast:

” On the morning of August 6, when I was thinking about what I was going to do that day, my mother asked me to deliver some miso (bean paste) to my sister (second daughter), who had moved to Hiroshima when she got married. I wasn’t very happy about having to do that errand, but I headed for the train station. I remember looking up at the blue sky during my walk to the station, and thinking, “It’s going to be another hot day.” The air-raid siren went off, so I turned around and went back home. My mother scolded me, so I set out once again for the station, but the train had already departed.

I sat on the railing at the ticket gate to wait for the next train. When I thought it should be coming in at any moment, I looked at the station clock. It read a little after 8:10 a.m.

All of a sudden, there was a dazzling flash of light, brighter even than the sun. For a while, I was blinded. The station building and the tracks looked bluish-white, as though magnesium were being burned in front of the station.

Seconds later, I heard an earsplitting roar, the sound of a massive explosion. My ears were ringing. The ground trembled under my feet, and all the buildings in the area were shaking. Window panes were blown out and shattered. I was knocked hard onto my back, and thought that my bowels were going to burst out of my abdomen.

My forehead felt hot, and I unconsciously touched it with my hand. When I looked at the sky over Hiroshima, I saw a tiny, glittering, white object, about the size of a grain of rice, tinged with yellow, and red, which soon grew into a monstrous fireball. It was travelling in my direction, and I felt as though it was going to envelop me.

I was paralyzed with fear and shock, so much so that I had trouble breathing. I tried to escape, but realized that was impossible. I took shelter under a nearby bench. I was terrified by the booming sounds I heard, thinking that enemy planes were strafing the city.

Then the noise stopped. Cautiously, I crawled out of my hiding place and looked around. I saw an enormous, bright red pillar of fire (I was told later that it measured 200 metersin diameter and rose 10,000 meters in the air), which increased in size minute by minute, reaching high in the sky.

From the ground up, the pillar of fire rose toward the sky, with tremendous force. Sometimes it was hollow at the center. At other times, broiling, leaping flames blew out of the center. The sight was so horrifying that I can find no words to describe it. An army officer standing on the platform, surveying the area with binoculars, told me that the ammunition dump at the armory had been hit.

Within minutes, one atomic bomb had transformed the entire city of Hiroshima, now under that huge fireball, into a sea of flames. I never imagined that a weapon could create a gruesome, miserable living hell.”

The Prophet (saws) describes a “Blast”:
– With a “devastating sound”:

From Yasuhiko’s testimony:
“I heard an earsplitting roar, the sound of a massive explosion. My ears were ringing. I was terrified by the booming sounds I heard.”

– Will “wake the sleeping and knock down the standing”:

From Yasuhiko’s testimony:
“I was knocked hard onto my back”

– Will appear as a “sign in the sky, a bright pillar of light”:

From Yasuhiko’s testimony:
“I saw an enormous, bright red pillar of fire (I was told later that it measured 200 meters in diameter and rose 10,000 meters in the air), which increased in size minute by minute, reaching high in the sky.
From the ground up, the pillar of fire rose toward the sky, with tremendous force.”

(the above analysis was taken from: here)

So we see that the Prophet (peace be upon him), if this hadith is right, is miraculously predicting a nuclear attack. This makes the hadith very authentic in my view because of the mathan principle. If this hadith is correct, and we are in fact looking for (along with the other major signs, (almost) all of which have come true already) the following signs:

1. A year where before Ramadan there is a very cold winter.
2. A Ramadan which starts on a Friday night
3. Many earthquakes

I find it very interesting that this year, which started in November 2013 in the Hijri calendar, has been unusually cold, so much so that it has been snowing in the Arab world, something truly rare. At the same time, Ramadan is starting on a Friday night…

Or is it?

Now, the calculations for Makkah, for the starting of Ramadan on a Friday night is a pretty well-established mathematical calculation. Mathematical calculations don’t change overnight. We have here:

http://www.islamicfinder.org/Hcal/hdate_year.php?year=2014&base=g

Showing Ramadan starting this year on a Friday night. Yet, someone it seems has been playing around with the mathematics of it. If you search around, you’ll find hosts of websites now showing Ramadan starting on a Saturday night…

So we have two of the three above signs in play this year. Plus we have so many others not connected to this hadith (which would be too long a list to go into here, but if you know what I am talking about, you probably know at least some of them already).

I understand that rationally there is a probability of this being the year, however big or small. I’m not saying this is the year when WWIII starts and there is a nuclear war. But if my interpretation is correct, I want to simply warn everyone of this strange conjunction of prophecies and to at least be aware.

And Allah knows best. I’ll be spending my Ramadan in the remotest place I can find.

I just don’t want this to weigh in on me that I knew about this information and didn’t tell my brothers and sisters in Islam, and in humanity about it. Now I have, and may Allah guide us all.

Everything that is good in this is from Allah, and everything that is wrong or misplaced is only from myself.

Sallam.

M. Hussain.

Source: Grande Strategy

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THE JAPANESE SCIENTIST’S DISCOVERIES OF THE SECRETS OF ZAMZAM WATER!!! January 17, 2014

Science, at a very later stage, reveals new secrets about Zamzam water and the way it is influenced by the verses of the Glorious Quran. YOU WILL BE STUNNED!! READ THIS!!

We have recently realized the value of the use of amulets. It has been scientifically proven that water is affected by what is recited over it. Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto has had a unique experience. He said that he had read in a book that each snowflake falling from the sky is unique. He said that his scientific instincts told him that this was not true. The geometric shape of the snowflake is determined by its chemical composition. The composition of water is well known – two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. So how come snowflakes that fall from the sky are different from one another? He said: “I was determined to prove that this theory was false.” He built a laboratory, consisting of a deep freezer with a regulator, because no liquid, subjected to sudden freezing, can assume a geometric shape. The freezing must be slow, so the atoms have the chance to crystallize into the shape decreed by God. There was a deep freezer with a regulator, a cold room at the temperature of -7°C, and several microscopes equipped with cameras, so he could photograph the snowflake before it melted. The scientists working in this room wore warm clothing. He said: “I took samples from two faucets in the laboratory, I froze them, and each sample gave me a different snowflake. The samples came from two different wells, two different rivers, from two different lakes. I almost went crazy and thought this was witchcraft.”

A Saudi student at the University of Tokyo happened to meet him, and asked him what was wrong. Masaru told him his problem. The student said to him: “We have blessed water, called Zamzam water. I will give you a sample of this water so you can experiment on it. Zamzam water is not affected by witchcraft or Jinns, so using it can prove or disprove the whole theory.” Emoto took a sample of Zamzam water, and said: “I couldn’t crystallize it, even by diluting the water by 1,000.” In other words, he turned one cubic centimeter into one liter.

The special Zam Zam Water

He said that when he diluted the water by 1,000 and froze it, he got a uniquely-shaped crystal. Two crystals were formed, one on top of the other, but they assumed a unique form. When he asked his Muslim colleague why there were two crystals, he told him it was because “Zamzam” is composed of two words: “Zam” and “Zam.”

Masaru Emoto said: “My Muslim colleague offered to recite Quranic verses over the water. He brought a tape-recorder and played some Quranic verses, and we got the most perfectly-shaped crystals. Then he played the 99 names of Allah (The Almighty). Each name produced a uniquely-shaped crystal. When Dr. Emoto completed these experiments, which lasted 15 years, he published a five-volume book called “Messages from Water“. He wrote: “I have proven that water, that peculiar liquid, is capable of thinking, fathoming, feeling, getting excited, and expressing itself.”

Following was written Dr. Masaru Emoto:

The quality/purity of Zamzam water has, will not be find any where else in the water on this earth.

He used the technology named NANO, and researched a lot on Zamzam water. And found out that if one drop of Zamzam water mix in 1000 drops of regular water, regular water will get the same quality like Zamzam water.

He also found that a mineral in one drop of Zamzam water has its own importance that will not be find any other water on this earth.

He also found in some tests that the quality or ingredients of Zamzam water can not be changed, why, science does not know the reason.

Even he re-cycled the Zamzam water, but no change it was still pure.

This scientist also found out that, the Muslims say BISMILLAH before eating/drinking. He says that after saying BISMILLAH on regular water, there are some strange changes happened in the quality of regular water. That make it best water.

He also found out that if some one recites the Quran on regular water, it gets the ability for the treatment of different diseases.

Subhan’Allah!!! Surely this is a Miracle of Allah’s..

ZamZam water level is around 10.6 feet below the surface. It is the miracle of Allah that when ZamZam was pumped continuously for more than 24 hours with a pumping rate of 8,000 liters per second, water level dropped to almost 44 feet below the surface, BUT WHEN THE PUMPING WAS STOPPED, the level immediately elevated again to 13 feet after 11 minutes.

8,000 liters per second means that

8,000 x 60 = 480,000 liters per minute

480,000 liters per minutes means

that 480,000 x 60 = 28.8 Million liters per hour

And 28.8 Million liters per hour

means that 28,800,000 x 24 = 691.2 Million liters per day

So they pumped 690 Millions liters of Zamzam in 24 hours, but it was re-supplied in 11 minutes only.

There are 2 miracles here, the first that Zamzam was re-filled immediately, & the second is that Allah Holds the extra-ordinarily powerful Aquifer for not throwing extra Zamzam out of the well, otherwise the world will SINK.

Allah says in the Holy Quran;
“We will soon show them Our signs in the Universe and in their own souls, until it will become quite clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a witness over all things?” (41:53)

Courtesy Facebook Page PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SAW) – THE LAST AND GREATEST OF ALL PROPHETS.

 

Hajj – The Pilgrimage To Mecca October 16, 2013

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Hajj is the most sacred and the most desired journey for every Muslim.

I am sharing with you some interesting insights, information and facts about Hajj or the Pilgrimage to Mecca.

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There has been a significant growth in the number of pilgrims that have been attending Mecca every year since 1996 (by 70%). Nonetheless there many more Muslims that wish to go for Hajj every year but are not able to make it due to limited visas or restriction by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

hajj2012infographics

A very interesting chart illustrating the last years (2012) statistics of Pilgrims that attended for Hajj from across the globe and various measures that were undertaken by the Saudi government to serve the Pilgrims.

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Approximate distances between main locations:

– Makkah to Mina: 8 kilometers (5 miles)

– Mina to Arafat: 14.4 kilometers (9 miles)

– Mina to Muzdaliah: 3 kilometers (1.8 miles)

– Makkah to Arafat: 22.4 kilometers (14 miles)

Hajj Checklist:

Many of the following items are available in Saudi Arabia, but in order to save time searching for them, it is advisable that you should bring them with you.

Documents:

– Notarized copies of your passport, in case your passport is lost

– Pilgrims arrival photo-ID Card, issued upon arrival to Jeddah. You should carry this ID Card at all times

Ten passport size photographs for use by authorities for various ID cards and other documents and procedures

– Vaccination Record Book

– Names and addresses of hotels you are staying in in Makkah and Madinah. If you are lost, you can call them or get directions

– Plastic bracelet with the name, address and telephone number of your Tawafa Establishment printed on it. Make sure you carry this bracelet at all times. In case you are lost or have an accident, this bracelet will let you get to the right people.

Money:

Take a sufficient amount of currency to cover expenses. Have most of money in the form of travelers’ checks and a small amount of Saudi riyals.

Medication: See Medication

Luggage:

Sturdy, hard-cased luggage with heavy duty wheels. A waist pouch to keep and carry valuables at all times. Good quality light backpack for carrying personal stuff during Hajj.

Clothing and bedding:

– Two or three sets of Ihram: The Ihram consists of two pieces of white, plain cloth, either 100% cotton or light terry-cloth. These are cool to wear and also provide for better absorption of the heavy perspiration you will inevitably experience during Hajj.

– Light and airy clothes for street wear. Take enough clothes to make your stay comfortable, but do not over-burden yourself with unnecessary clothes. Professional laundry facilities are available in Saudi Arabia. If going on Hajj during winter months, take some woolen clothing as the early mornings tend to be cool.

– Three or four pairs of rubber slippers for use during Ihram. Couple of pairs of comfortable shoes or sandals.

– Two large and two small towels

– Sleeping bag for bedding, inflatable pillow and thick sheets

Toiletries:

Tooth brush, toothpaste, moisturizing and disinfecting hand soap, bath soap, shampoo, disposable razors, shaving cream, small mirror, comb, nail clippers and disinfectant, deodorant, tissues and toilet paper.

Miscellaneous items:

– Bottled water to avoid dehydration

– Folding umbrella to protect from sun

– A prayer rug

– Copy of the Holy Qur’an and books that give you authentic and detailed information about the rites of Hajj. DO NOT take audio or video tapes as the authorities will review them at the airport and that will cause delay.

– Pen, pencil, small notebook

– Mobile phones to keep in touch with your group and also to phone home. SIM cards only valid for a month are available over the counter in most phone shops in Makkah and Madinah. Before leaving, make sure your phone can accept any SIM card, as opposed to being tied to a network.

– Multi-blade pocket knife, can opener, small scissors

– Small flashlight, with extra batteries

– Small bottle of dish washing liquid and laundry detergent

Interesting Facts About Hajj and Kabah:

1. When Prophet Ibrahim upon him peace built the kabah walls, Allah almighty ordered him to loudly announce that people should come for Hajj. He remarked saying how far would his voice reach to which Allah Almighty replied: make the announcement and I shall make your voice reach people. So he announced: oh people! Allah has made Hajj obligatory upon you at the ancient house ‘albayt alateeq’. Everything in between the heavens and earth heard this announcement. (Ibn Abi Hatim, Ibn Jurayj)

This announcement reached each and every soul. This is the reason why hajees go to hajj replying to the call of Prophet Ibrahim saying “labbayk Allahumma labbayk”.

Allah Almighty reminds us of the call of Ibrahim (Nida Ibrahim) in the Noble Quran (23:27).

2. The first creation to perform Hajj before humans were the angels. (Sharh Lubab)

3. All Prophets after Ibrahim alayhissalam performed Hajj.

4. Prophet Adam alayhissalam and
many other prophets before Ibrahim alayhissalam also perform Hajj with exception of Prophets Hud and Salih as they were too busy in the matters of their people. (Irshad al-Sari)

5. Our Noble Prophet sallAllahu alayi wasallam performed many Hajj before and after proclamation of prophethood however he only performed one Fardh Hajj that was made obligatory in his shariah.

6. Hajj was made obligatory upon this ummah the 9th year of migration to Madina according to the most preferred opinion. (Rad al-Muhtar).

7. Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddique Allah be pleased with him was appointed the first ameer of Hajj that year (9th hijri). He and Sayyiduna Ali were ordered to announce there that no mushrik was to be allowed to perform Hajj any longer and that none should make tawaf uncovered as was the pagan norm. (Irshad alsari)

8. Our Noble Prohet sallAllahu alayhi wasallam did not perform Hajj that year. Imam Haskafi and others mentioned that He knew that He would live the year after (10th) to perform Hajj! (Durr Mukhtar) One reason was that he did not want to join Hajj whilst infidels were still in control.

9. Our Prophet sallAllahu alayhi wasallam performed only 1 fardh Hajj during his entire life, a few months before his demise in the 10th year of migration. It became known as the farewell hajj (hajjatul wada). Over 100,000 Muslims gathered at this historic event. Some even travelled from Yemen to attend. It is narrated in Sahih Muslim about this very Hajj that our Beloved Prophet distributed his hair among the companions.

10. Makkah is called ummul Qura ‘mother of all cities’ in the Quran because Allah almighty started the creation of the earth from
makkah. Land was spread from Makkah from which mountains were also formed the first of them was jabal Abu qubays that is near the kabah hence called ‘mother of mountains’. (Sharh Lubab)

11. Makkah is called Bakkah in the Quran (3:96) where the kabah is described as the first house placed by Allah Almighty for the worship of humankind.

Bakkah is one of the names of Makkah. It holds possible different meanings: this area ‘lowers’ the necks of arrogant people or that honourable people ‘gather’ there. One opinion is that Bakkah is the exact area where the kabah stands whilst the rest of the city is called Makkah. (Irshad al-Sari)

12. It is narrated that before Prophet Adam upon him peace, there stood a building in the exact area of the kabah that was called ‘duraah’. It was lifted right above this area in the heavens and is also called albayt almamur. Albayt almamur is the kabah of angels on the seventh heaven where our Prophet alayhissalam met his grandfather Ibrahim alayhissalam on the night of ascention (meraj) who was reclining on the wall of albayt almamur.

13. Prophet Adam alayhissalam was ordered to circumambulate the kabah and during the storm of Prophet Nuh alayhissalam, this building was lifted to the heavens the second time to the fourth heaven. (Sharh Lubab)

14. Kabah in reality is the name of the area/space (fada) of the building/walls therefore if in any case the building does not remain tawaf around the space and prayer in direction of the space would still be valid! (sharh lubab)

15. The space directly above and directly below the building of the kabah is also a part of the kabah. Directly above it in the 7th heaven is the kabah of angels albayt almamur.

16. Therefore if somebody prays on the roof of the masjid or on a mountain, he would still be considered to be facing the kabah though the building would be below. However it is disliked in the Hanafi School to go to the roof of the masjid alharam (for tawaf or salah) and all mosques without necessity.

15. If someone prayed salah inside the kabah, he can face any direction as he would be facing the kabah anyway.

16. The area of hateem (external wall around the kabah to one side) is also called Hijr Ismail. It is narrated the Prophet Ismail and his blessed mother Hajir are buries here. In fact there is a narration that this is the resting place of 70 Prophets. This area is a part of the original foundation of the kabah so whoever prayers in this area in fact is praying inside the Kabah.

17. Have you thought why are people circulating the Kabah infront of others who are praying? Is it not a sin to pass infront of a person praying? The answer: tawaf is like prayer hence these people are as though they are a row of praying people infront of other people in prayer. (Sharh Lubab)

18. The sabab/cause of prayer is the time so when it enters salah becomes fardh. The sabab of Hajj
is the Kabah, the house of Allah almighty.

19. On the day of Eid al-Adha when every Muslim is parying eid salah, the Haji in Mina does not pray eid. There is no eid prayer for the haji.

20. There is a fardh of Hajj that if were not performed by the magrib time of the 12th of Dhulhijjah can be performed at anytime of one’s lifetime. In other words, one fardh of hajj can be performed outside the months of Hajj: that is Tawaf al-Ziyara.

21. If however a married person did not perform tawaf alziyarah and returned home, physical relation with his wife would remain haram upon him until he does not return to Makkah and perform this tawaf, even if that is after 20 years! So make sure that you do not miss this tawaf if you are married!

22. The honour of the kabah is amazing. One is still several miles away but must enter the state of Ihram at his point of entry (meeqaat) out of respect for entering the land that is attached (nisbat) with the kabah! Not just Makkah city (area
of Haram) but all of its surrounding area (called “hill” in Arabic) also is honourable. Now imagine the honour of the peice of land where the kabah itself stands.

Courtesy Ministry Of HajjShaykh Monawwar Ateeq

 

World Muslim Population 2010 Stats by Country December 28, 2011

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This is the 2010 World Muslim Population stats by Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

It says: “The purpose of this manuscript is to present a reliable estimate of the Muslim population and its percentage in each country throughout the world. This data is summarized to be a reference for other studies and discussions related to Muslim population. The presented data show that Asia has 69% of the world Muslim population while Africa has 27%. In addition, Muslims constitute 24% of the world population, or 1.65 billion people. This is expected to increase by over one percentage point each decade, reaching one out of four by 2020 and one out of three by 2075.”

Muslim Population by Countries: The below list of images indicates the statistics of the Muslim population among various countries.

APGR = Annual Population Growth Rate

1 – 2010 Estimate of the Muslim population in Southeastern Asia region

2 – 2010 Estimate of the Muslim Population in Southwestern Asia region

3 – 2010 Estimate of the Muslim population in Eastern Asia region

(more…)

 

The Last Sahabi Who Died – Of Prophet Muhammad (SA) December 17, 2011

The Islamic Empire had stretched to a vast portion of the globe at that time, so in various parts of the empire people would value the remaining Sahaba, and historians have mentioned the last Sahabi in various parts of the empire. Abu Tufail ‘Amr ibn Wathila al-Leethi was the last one to die in Makkah and over-all.

Jannat ul-Baqi

Makkah:

ابو طفيل عمرو ابن واثله الليثى

He saw Allah’s Messenger in the the Last Hajj (Hijjat ul Widaa’).  He was young at that time, and he was asked, how your love for him was at that time. He replied, “Like the love of mother of Musa for Musa”. Abu Tufail ‘Amr ibn Wathila al-Leethi (May Allah be Pleased with him) was amongst Sh’iaan e ‘Ali.

Death: Abu Tufail ‘Amr ibn Wathila al-Leethi (May Allah be Pleased with him) died after 100 Hijri. Historians have mentioned three different narrations for his death: 100 Hijri, 107 Hijri or 110 Hijri. He died in Makkah.  Adh-Dahabi says the correct opinion is that he died in 110th Hijri.

Ibn ‘Asakir quotes a narration in Tareekh Madinah Damishq:

آخر من مات من أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم على وجه الأرض عامر أبو الطفيل بن واثلة وكان يقول ما بقي على وجه الأرض أحد يقدر يقول أنه رأى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم غيري مات بمكة سنة مائة

“The last one to die from the companions (Sahaba) of Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) on the face of the earth is ‘Aamir Abu Tufail bin Wathila and he used to say, ‘No one is left on the face of the earth who can say: I saw Allah’s Messenger, save me’. He died in Makkah in 100 Hijri”

Ibn-Hibban quotes a narration in Ath-Thiqaat :

عامر بن واثلة أبو الطفيل المكى أدرك ثمان سنين من حياة رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم ومات بمكة سنة سبع ومائة وهو آخر من مات من أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم بمكة وهو من بنى كنانة

“‘Aamir bin Wathila Abu Tufail al-Makki got 8 years from the life of Allah’s messenger, and he died in Makkah in the year 107th Hijri, and he was the last one from the companions (Sahaba) of Allah’s Messenger to die in Makkah, and he was from Bani Kinanah”

Basrah:

As for other parts, the last sahabi to die in Basrah (part of present day Iraq) was:

انس بن مالك

He is one of the major narrators of hadith. He was ten years old when Allah’s Messenger entered Madinah and he used to serve him. He participated in many Ghazawaat and was a participant of Bai’at ur Ridwan. He remained as Imam of Salah in Basra for about 40 years.

Death: Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) died at the age of 103 in 93rd Hijri in Basrah. Some historians mention his dead in 91st Hijri. Adh-Dhabi says the correct opinion is of 93rd Hijri.

Madinah:

The last Sahabi to die in Madinah is:

سهل بن سعد الساعدى

His father was a sahabi, Sa’d bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him), who died in the times of Allah’s Messenger. He has narrated many ahaadith.

Death: Sahl bin Sa’d as-Saa’dee died in Madinah in 96th Hijri when he was 100 years old. According to Al-Waqidi he died in 91st Hijri. Adh-Dahabi says many have quoted his death in 91st Hijri.

جابر بن عبدالله ابن عمرو بن حرام

Ibn-Sa’d has quoted in his Tabqaat that Jabir bin ‘Abudllah bin ‘Amr bin Haram al-Ansaari (May Allah be pleased with him) was the last to die in Madinah, amongst the Sahaba. He witnessed the Second Ba’iah of ‘Aqabah and he was also present in Ba’iat ur Ridwan. And Adh-Dhahabi says when he died he was the last one to witness Ba’iah of ‘Aqabah. He has narrated many ahaadith. His father was a Sahabi who attained Shahadah in the battle of Uhud. He participated in the battle of Ahzaab and some narrators mention he was from amongst those who witnessed Badr. Al-Waqidi has mentioned a narration from him where he says he participated in sixteen ghazawaat with Allah’s Messenger.

Death: Ibn Sa’d narrates that he died in 77th Hijri and he was 84 years old then, and he was the governor of Madinah at that time. Al-Waqidi mentions his death in 78th Hijri. Adh-Dhahabi says he was 94 years old when he died.

Ash-Shaam:

The last Sahabi to die in Ash-Shaam (present day Syria, Jordan, Palestine etc.) was:

عبد الله بن بسر بن أبي بسر المازني

He has narrated very few ahadith and they are found in Sahah e Sitta. He was amongst those who opened the Island of Qabras in times of Uthman (May Allah be pleased with him).

Death: ‘Abudllah bin Basr bin Abi Basr Al-Maazni  (May Allah be pleased with him) died in Hams at the age of 100 in 94th Hijri according to al-Waqidi or 88th Hijri according to ibn ‘Asakir.

أبو أمامة الباهلي

Ibn Abdul Barr has mentioned Abu Umamah al-Bahili (May Allah be pleased with him) to be the last sahabi to die in ash-Shaam. Many scholars have narrated from him. Adh-Dhahabi says it is narrated that he participated in Ba’iah ur Ridwan.

Death: He died in 81st or 86th Hijri, and he was more than 80 years old.

Kufa:

The last Sahabi to die in Kufa (part of present day Iraq) was

عبد الله بن أبي أوفى

Adh-Dahabi says that he was present in Ba’it Ar-Ridwaan. His father was also a Sahabi. He has narrated many Ahadith.

Death: According to al-Waqidi he died in the year 86th Hijri and he was blind at that time. Adh-Dahabi says he died in 88th Hijri and he was near 100 years of age at that time.

Egypt:

The last Sahabi to die in Egypt was

عبد الله بن الحارث بن جزء أبو الحارث الزبيدي

He witnessed the opening of Egypt in times of ‘Umar bin al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) and stayed there till his death.

Death: Narrations mention his death to be in 85th or 86th or 87th Hijri, Adh-Dhahabi says that 86th Hijri is the correct opinion.

Few scholars have narrated that many Sahabi Jinns existed many years later. According to one Syrian Sufi Scholar the last Sahabi died near Euphrates 70 years back from now, and he was a Jinn.

والله اعلم بالصواب

References to the above mentioned dates and names can be found in:

[1] الطبقات الكبرى – ابن سعد

[2] للحافظ الذهبى سير أعلام النبلاء

[3] تاريخ مدينه دمشق – ابن عساكر

[4] البدايه و النهايه – ابن كثير

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Facts about Quran E Majeed You Would Love To Know! August 12, 2011

Listed below are some fascinating facts about Quran E Majeed. I am sure you will love to know it and to share with your fellow brothers and sisters.

Compilation:
1] Qur’an is divided into 30 sections (Ajza)
2] There are 114 Surahs of the Qur’an. Longest is Surah Al Baqrah (286 Verses), the shortest is Surah al-Kawthar (“Abundance” with 3 verses)
3] Prophet Muhammad saws Facts of Quran received the first revelation in 610AD at the Cave of Hira (Ghar ul Hira)
4] There are a total of 6236 verses in the Qur’an
5] The revelation continued for a period of 22 years, 5 months and 14 days approximately until the demise of the Prophet in 633AD or 11 AH (After Hijrah – the migration of Prophet Muhammad saws Facts of Quran from Mecca to Medina)

The compilation of the Qur’an:

This passed through 4 stages:

Stage 1 – Upto the death of Prophet Muhammad saws Facts of Quran PBUH

  • A great number of Companions (Sahaba) committed the Qur’an to memory.
  • The various Surah’s of the Qur’an were written down on parchment, wooden tablets, soft stone, palm leaves and bits of leather.
  • Therefore during the lifetime of the Prophet the Qur’an was preserved by both memory and by writing in various forms. One of which validated and authenticated the other.
  • Since Prophet Muhammad saws Facts of Quran could not read or write himself, he memorised the Qur’an whilst his Companions both memorised and wrote it down.
  • During the Ramadhan before his demise, the Qur’an was rechecked and reconfirmed twice

Stage 2 – The Caliphate of Abu Bakr (ra) (died 634AD)

  • Abu Bakr (ra) asked Zaid bin Thabit (ra), one of the scribes of the revelation to put the Qur’an together in a single volume.
  • The instructions of arranging the order of the Qur’an in terms of it’s surahs was well known due to the clear instruction of our beloved Prophet Muhammad saws Facts of Quran during his lifetime to his Companions.
  • Zaid (ra), in consultation with the various Sahaba, collated a single ‘Mushaf’ or copy of the Qur’an. The process of validating and authenticating what was written was facilitated by Zaid’s rigourous approach in ensuring that nothing was written down until certain test were carried out in the interest of legitimacy by at least two witnesses i.e. the document itself provided by a Companion supported by the evidence of other Companions who had committed it to memory.
  • Therefore the first Mushaf was compiled during the Caliphate of Abu Bakr (ra)
  • It was written on sheets and was tied with strings

Stage 3 – The Caliphate of Umar (ra) (Died 644)

  • Concerted efforts were made to learn the Qur’an through the process of memorization
  • Abu Darda (in Syria) alone assisted 1600 students in his Qur’anic classes
  • The Mushaf, the first copy of the Qur’an came into the possession of Umm Ul Mumineen Hafsa (ra), the widow of the Messenger of Allah allah Facts of Quran during Umar’s Caliphate

Stage 4 – The Caliphate of Uthman ibn Uffan (ra) (Died 655AD)

  • By approval of our beloved Prophet Muhammad saws Facts of Quran, a dialectal variation related to some of the words of the Qur’an had been practiced among the various Arab tribes.
  • As Islam spread, this caused much confusion especially after the expansion of Islam into non-Arab lands
  • Also, there were still occurrences whereby some Companions wrote down what they heard from the Prophet and did not have it verified. This obviously introduced an element of risk that mistakes, grammatical or otherwise could have crept into these ‘personal’ writings of some of these people
  • Uthman (ra) , quite rightly sanctioned the preparation of a single Qur’an for all the Muslims. Once again, Zaid bin Thabit (along with 3 other Companions of our beloved Prophet Muhammad saws Facts of Quran was engaged in comparing the Mushaf in the possession of Umm Ul Mumineen Hafsa (ra) with existing copies in the custody of other Companions. As instructed by Uthman, wherever a dialectical version was noticed, it was replaced by the dialect of the Quraish, the tribe of Prophet Muhammad saws Facts of Quran.
  • Seven or Eight copies of this Mushaf was distributed to the major Muslim centers in the Islamic World. All other copies were recalled and destroyed. Any further copies were made on the basis of these seven or eight.

The Present Day

  • Two copies of the original Mushaf of Uthman still exist. One in Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, Turkey and the second at Tashkent in Uzbekistan. The national library of Karachi in Pakistan have a copy of the Mushaf which is in Tashkent which was presented to Ayyub Khan in 1965 on a visit to Russia (Uzbekistan was then part of the former USSR)
  • Muslims continue to read, learn and memorise the same Qur’an.
  • Although a number of symbols were introduced into the Qur’anic script, notably during the reign of Hajjaj bin Yusuf, the meaning of the Qur’an has not changed. These were introduced to make the reading and recitation of the Qur’an easier for non Arabs.
  • The Qur’an has been preserved through both it’s written and memorised form. Today it is available on a range of media, i.e. CD’s, MP3, Audio Cassette etc.
  • From Singapore to Spain, the same Qur’an is recited, with the same meaning as the original.

Allah allah Facts of Quran has promised in the Qur’an :

“We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly Guard it (from corruption). [Al-Qur’an 15:9]

Courtesy of Muhammad Shafiq

Source: Hamza Jennings

 

Quick Facts About Quran E Majeed August 11, 2011

  • The Holy Quran has 30 parts

  • The Holy Quran has 114 surahs

  • Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem is repeated 114 times in the Quran.

  • All except for Surat “Al Tawbah” start with Bismillah al-Rahman al-Raheem.

  • Surat “Al Namel, No. 27” has Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem in its body

  • Al-Baqarah is the longest surah in the Quran  

  • Al-Kawthar is the shortest surah in the Quran

  • Milk is the best drink mentioned in the Quran

  • Honey is the best food thing mentioned in the Quran

  • The best month is Ramadan

  • The best night is the Night of Power in Ramadan (Laylat al Qadr)

  • The most disliked thing by Allah, although being halal, is Divorce

  • Surat Yaseen is the HEART of the Quran

  • Surat Al-Ikhlas is considered 1/3 of the Quran

  • Quran was revealed over 23 years: 13 in Mecca and 10 in Madina

  • Surat Al-Dahr was revealed in respect to Ahlul Bayt (P)

  • Surat Al Nissa speaks about laws of marriage

  • Whoever reads one letter of the Quran gets 10 Rewards

  • Reading 1 verse in Ramadan is equal to reading the entire Quran in other months

  • Ramadan is the Spring of the Holy Quran

  • The Quran will intercede for people who recited it on Judgment Day

  • The Quran will complain of people who didn’t recite it on Judgment Day
 

 
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