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Letter To Al-Hilaal

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Peace be to you; I praise to you God, beside whom there is no god, and who has no partner; and I summon you to God alone, that you believe in God, and obey, and enter into the community (Jam'aah). That is better for you. Peace be upon whoever follows the guidance.

This is a letter of Muhammad the Prophet, the Messenger of God, to the people of Najran. To him belong the decision in respect of every fruit, and every slave; but he was gracious to them and left (them) all that for the payment of 2,000 suits of clothes (yearly), each suit worth one ounce (of silver). Where these tribute-suits exceed or fall short of the ounce, that is taken into account. Whatever was taken from them of the coats of mail and horses and riding camels and equipment they possessed is taken into account. Najran is to give lodging to my messengers for twenty days or less (and) to lend thirty coats of mail, thirty horses, and thirty camels if there is a war (kayd) in Yemen. Whatever is destroyed of the coats of mail or horses or camels they lend my members is guaranteed by my messengers until they repay it.

Najran and their followers have protection (jiwar) of God and the dhimma of Muhammed the Prophet the Messenger of God, for themselves, their community, their land and their goods, both those who are absent and those who are present, and for their churches and their services (no bishop will be moved from his episcopate, and no monk from his monastic position, and no church warden from his church wardenship) and for all, great or little, that is under their hands. There is no usury and no blood revenge from pre Islamic times.

If any of them ask for a right, justice is (in their own hands, to see that they are) not doing wrong and not suffering wrong; it belongs to Najran. If any one takes usury after this, my dhimma is free from (responsibility for) him. No one of them is punished for the wrongdoing of another. On the terms stated in this document (they have) protection of God and dhimma of the Prophet forever, until God comes with His command, if they are loyal and perform their obligations well, not being burdened with wrong.

Daily Column  -  30 Muharram 1439

Daily Hadith: 21st October 2017

Narrated: Abu Musa
The Prophet (SAW) said, "A believer to another believer is like a building whose different parts enforce each other." The Prophet (SAW) then clasped his hands with the fingers interlaced (while saying that).
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Narrated: Abu Huraira
that a man said to the Prophet, sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam: "Advise me! "The Prophet said, "Do not become angry and furious." The man asked (the same) again and again, and the Prophet said in each case, "Do not become angry and furious." [Al-Bukhari; Vol. 8 No. 137]
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Fortress of the Muslim

Prayers upon the Prophet (saw) after the tashahhud
اللّهُـمَّ صَلِّ عَلـى مُحمَّـد، وَعَلـى آلِ مُحمَّد، كَمـا صَلَّيـتَ عَلـىإبْراهـيمَ وَعَلـى آلِ إبْراهـيم، إِنَّكَ حَمـيدٌ مَجـيد ، اللّهُـمَّ بارِكْ عَلـى مُحمَّـد، وَعَلـى آلِ مُحمَّـد، كَمـا بارِكْتَ عَلـىإبْراهـيمَ وَعَلـى آلِ إبْراهيم، إِنَّكَ حَمـيدٌ مَجـيد

O Allah, send prayers upon Muhammad and the followers of Muhammad, just as You sent prayers upon Ibraheem and upon the followers of Ibraheem. Verily, You are full of praise and majesty. O Allah, send blessings upon Mohammad and upon the family of Muhammad, just as You sent blessings upon Ibraheem and upon the family of Ibraheem. Verily, You are full of praise and majesty.’ send prayers: praise and exalt him in the highest and superior of gatherings: that of the closest angels to Allah. (al) has been translated in it’s broadest sense: some scholars are of the view that the meaning here is more specific and that it means: his (saw) followers from among his family.
Prayers upon the Prophet (saw) after the tashahhud
Fortress of the Muslim


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