SolaR EcLipSe MaRch 19th…

Partial Solar Eclipse will be visible in Pakistan, early in the morning…
the first contact will occur at 6:13 Am and 6:44

WARNING: you can NOT VIEW the eclipse directly with the naked eye. it will cause permanent eye damage.
See links below for more details:
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/solarsystem/solar_eclipse_view.html
http://www.space.com/spacewatch/070316_ns_solar_eclipse.html

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14 thoughts on “SolaR EcLipSe MaRch 19th…

  1. I’ve heard Solar and Lunar eclipses are a sign of ALLAH S.W.T. madness at HIS people, i.e. the Muslims in particular. Could you relate a Hadith in this regard?

    And btw, the new outlook of the blog is quite impressive and suits your personality. So i believe you need to keep this one for a while. Changing designs too often depicts either of the two:
    a)you got nothing better to do
    b)you’re inconsistent with your decisions

    option (a) can be eliminated owing to your business
    option (b), hmmmmmm, what do you say?

    hey now, no offense.

    Regards,

    H.Q.

  2. Bukhari :: Book 2 :: Volume 18 :: Hadith 170

    Narrated Abu Bakra:
    In the life-time of the Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) the sun eclipsed and he went out dragging his clothes till he reached the Mosque. The people gathered around him and he led them and offered two Rakat. When the sun (eclipse) cleared, he said, “The sun and the moon are two signs amongst the signs of Allah; they do not eclipse because of the death of someone, and so when an eclipse occurs, pray and invoke Allah till the eclipse is over.” It happened that a son of the Prophet called Ibrahim died on that day and the people were talking about that (saying that the eclipse was caused by his death).

    i dont know of any other hadith except this one.. and i think it makes it clear that the eclipss dont occur due to anger of Allah. They are just signs for people to ponder over the universe and its creation and to realize all this has a creator.

    regarding me being undecicive… i think change is good…. if its for the goood 🙂

  3. You may find 4 ahadith related to eclipse in subsequent link.
    http://www.sunnipath.com/Resources/PrintMedia/Hadith/H0001P0012.aspx

    NOTE: I should not be held responsible for the authenticity of the complete resource (http://www.sunnipath.com). Since, sunnipath has sufism, or related stuff, as a part of it, which I have never read. But on the other hand I am aware enough, if not completely, of the current condition of sufism. Thus, I certainly not encourage sufism at its present condition. Biddah is biddah not good or bad.

    Nevertheless, the references of ahadith are given under the aforementioned resource/link. Feel free to authenticate, I would rather appreciate that.

  4. A moment of reflection,, on our misplaced pride and misguided prejudices…

    Adeel, you start by saying you have “never” read sufism but then you stamp your authentic disapproval on it by saying you are “aware enough” of it…

    Fascinating…! How exactly are you “aware enough” of it if you have never really studied it ? Is it that you have “heard” some guy saying this or that ? Or is it that you have seen something that you did not bother to investigate but decided that you are now “aware enough” of it to stamp it wrong ?

    And if thats not enough,, heres the cherry on top…!
    That link you gave which is “tainted” by sufism, has acutally given the exact reference to the chapter and hadith number of the quoted hadiths from bukhari.. And yet you refused to accept it…

    Were you implying that the authors have a cooked up book of bukhari ?? were you actually implying that different schools of muslims actually have different conflicting books of bukhari ?? Whats next..we will refuse to accept quoted Quran references from someone just because he belongs to a school of thought other than ours….?? This is so sad….this misguided prejudice is just too sad…

    Amusing how you seem to go at length about finding “authenticity” and reliable sources of certain quotes….which would suggest you do not accept things without proper investigation, and in the same breath you stamp something “wrong” without having ever actually read it….!!

    This is not to criticize you Adeel, but to criticize a popular trend in ummah.. Whichever school of thought we belong to we are trigger happy to brand those not matching our views as “wrong” and misguided..WITHOUT actually having ever bothered to investigate why exactly do they have a view different from ours…

    We are so utterly prejudiced against others that we refuse to even for a second consider giving them the benefit of doubt…

    I think it will help the ummah if every once in a while, we put ourselves in the other persons shoes and try to figure out his line of thought, his reasoning.. perhaps then we will be able to understand each others views better..

    May Allah guide us all..

  5. @ acuriouswindow –

    This is to inform you that I am a talib of Sheikh ul Hadis Moulana Abdul Aziz, who was the talib of Qari Ghulam ullah(r.a.) and Mufti Mehmood(r.a.). Furthermore, I am a friend of Mufti Aakif Mehmood fazil from Yaseen Ul Quran, Karachi, who is the talib of Mufti Najmul Hasan.

    Now the things I have mentioned.

    Acuriouswindow: Adeel, you start by saying you have “never” read sufism but then you stamp your authentic disapproval on it by saying you are “aware enough” of it…

    Me: I never said, “I didn’t read sufism”. Rather I said, “I didn’t read sufism on that particular resource”.

    Acuriouswindow: Fascinating…! How exactly are you “aware enough” of it if you have never really studied it ? Is it that you have “heard” some guy saying this or that ? Or is it that you have seen something that you did not bother to investigate but decided that you are now “aware enough” of it to stamp it wrong ?

    Me: Same as previous. I never said, “I didn’t read sufism”. Rather I said, “I didn’t read sufism on that particular resource”. Please get the context and be attentive. And If you really want to know how I believe things, you should go through all my comments in here.

    Acuriouswindow: That link you gave which is “tainted” by sufism, has acutally given the exact reference to the chapter and hadith number of the quoted hadiths from bukhari.. And yet you refused to accept it…

    Me: I was not saying anything about the link given by me. I was talking about the complete resource. Complete sunnipath.com. Again, please concentrate. Here is the exact phrase I stated, “I should not be held responsible for the authenticity of the complete resource (http://www.sunnipath.com)”

    Acuriouswindow: Were you implying that the authors have a cooked up book of
    bukhari ?

    Me: Didn’t said anything about the author. Just shown that I am not responsible for any misleading artifice there, if there is any. I think anyone would take it as a warning, nothing more. I would consider myself as a responsible Muslim here who really cares for ummah.

    Acuriouswindow: were you actually implying that different schools of muslims actually have different conflicting books of bukhari ?

    Me: I would please to inform you that the bukhari we encounter online are just the online versions and translations not that real bukhari. Anyone can modify or add anything in the name of bukhari. Thats the reason they used to mention the citations to the original. That is solely meant for authentication. The original Bukhari is in arabic others are all its guides, keys and translations and may have mistakes or modifications which is unlikely for a printed version though. But here we are discussing online resource.

    Acuriouswindow: Whats next..we will refuse to accept quoted Quran references from someone just because he belongs to a school of thought other than ours….?? This is so sad….this misguided prejudice is just too sad…

    Me: I would say yes, if I find that online. I would definitely try to authenticate it, whether its there or somebody just did the jerk. Because what we have here, in this world, is the copy not the original. Original is there on Loh-e-Mehfooz. There are the cases where we found misleading translations, fake tafaseers, etc. So I would believe the original not any particular copy. Same thing goes with bukhari. Hence, we have a specific board in Saudi Arabia to certify copies of Quran Al Hakeem.

    Acuriouswindow: This is not to criticize you Adeel, but to criticize a popular trend
    in ummah

    Me: What I believe is, “If you are not facing criticism thats likely you are not doing anything worthy”. I appreciate criticism.

    Thanks. At least you are working hard for good and raising your voice for truth. May Allah bless you and succeed you here and hereafter.

  6. MashaAllah your introduction is quite impressive. While due to my ignorance,I do not know any of the names you have listed, but I
    gather that, they must be really impressive and hence am duly impressed..

    What can I say, I am a stupid guy, with zero concentration and a nano scale attention span… Being a victim of acute attention deficiency, I am confused.. in your last comment, you have implied that I have read your quote out of context and what you really did say was

    “I didn’t read sufism on that particular resource”.

    and to highlight the point that this is what you actually said in its full context,you have put it in quotes…

    Quotes are put to mean that one is copying verbatim from source.. However in your original comment what I find is this sentence

    “Since, sunnipath has sufism, or related stuff, as a part of it, which I have never read.”
    Not exactly a complete match, I am afraid..

    In the above sentence the “which” in this context refers to two subjects in the preceding part,
    a)sunnipath has sufism,
    b)related stuff..

    The meaning that can be derived from this sentence is that you have not read either or both of the listed two..

    Moreover in the next sentences you state:
    “But on the other hand I am aware enough, if not completely, of the current condition of sufism. Thus, I certainly not encourage sufism at its present condition.”

    This further enforces the view that you are in fact talking about sufism, and not the stuff on this site. If thats not the case then the two sentences just don’t match and are mutually exclusive.
    If you were actually saying that you have not read the content on this site, you would have said, you dont recommend the site to anyone. But since you didn’t it goes on to mean that you were talking about sufism.

    But hay, since you have repeatedly advised me to concentrate and be attentive, I shall do exactly that the next time I read your comments and who knows I might actually manage to figure out the “real” meaning.
    However as you have stated what you meant was very different from what I perceived it to be, so, my apologies for that…

    As to the rest of your comment, dear brother, I fear you have gone on to prove the point I sated earlier,about “pride” and “prejudice”… You comments smell of extreme arrogance and prejudice. You do no justice to your esteemed teachers. I am sure they would not approve of what you have said.. Surely they must have taught you something on being humble and the virture called humility ?

    The way you have refered to ulema from other schools of thoughts as “stupid” or not ulema at all.. only increases my dispair on the way we muslims think and act nowadays…

    On my last visit to Karachi,I met a young student of an esteemed karachi madrassa, the student was supposedly one of the best in that madressa. However the venom he spewed for other schools of thought was just …just shameful in the least… Thats the problem with our madrassahs, they teach their students that only theirs is the only and absolute truth,,everyone else is hellfire material…

    One can not get an objective analysis on a view of opposing school of thought from the teachers of his own school.
    Pride blinds one from being objective, and forces him to look at others as inferiors…Pride also forces one to not confess that one is only human and can make mistakes.
    iblees was the most learned “alim” of his time, it was his knowledge that kept his neck stiff, and it was his stiff neck that sank him to the depth that he sank.

    I usually refrain from such discussions, and shall say no more on this subject. Please do forgive me, if I have offended you in anyway, I have only meant to highlight a culture of intolerance and blindning arrogance in our society.

    -May Allah guide us all.

  7. @ acuriouswindow:

    I’ve managed to comprehend the row over which you people have been fiercely arguing.

    Brother, first of all, you’ve quoted the example of my esteemed friend “Iblees”, i guess it is completely irrelevant in the context of the ongoing discussion. Stiff neck has nothing to do with knowledge of the right or wrong. People go by perceptions. Why you both have been debating so far is because both have your own perspectives of looking at Islam.

    Had I come from a family that was following the sect of “Ahmed Raza Barelvi”, i would have denied any arguments against my beliefs and vice versa.

    This has been the major setback of muslims all across the world, not necessarily Pakistanis.

    But this was the exact approach of the Kuffaar before the revelation on our beloved Prophet S.A.W. commenced.

    “Qaaloo wajadna alaiyhi aa’baa’ana”, i.e., “we found our ancestors doing this”…
    what i’m trying to explain here is that it is imperative that each and every adult muslim man/woman do their own research before falling prey to any particular sect and spending the rest of their lives believing that the “maulvi sahab” at his particular mosque always speaks the truth and nothing but the truth.

    With all due respect, 98% of the Khatibs in our mosques come from schools/madrassas that are situated in some village, they have no knowledge besides a couple of ahaadith and have crammed the whole Qur’an and have been titled “Imaam”. Now whatever they do not know, they come up with a reasoning of their own and don’t mind referring it from an authentic book. I’m telling this because i’ve seen it happen. They have to maintain their writ at the mosque and they don’t wanna hear “mainay Maulvi sahab say yeh poochaa thaa aur unko pataa hee nahi tha”, so its like, Maulvi sahab is “supposed to” know everything and so he pretends to know everything. When such people lay their hands over a larger crowd of people, they come up with new ideas of “ibaadat” and “qurb” to ALLAH S.W.T. Now even if they come to know about the truth, they’ll have to deny it or else their followers will sieze them and hold them responsible for misguiding them, making them lose their position that they’ve gained over the years, which obviously they don’t wanna happen. So this is how different sects have groomed all across Pakistan over the course of time. Every influential “maulana sahab” leading a different sect.
    On the other hand, the fault of the people is that they hardly ever struggle to learn the truth themselves, they are contended with asking the imaam of one mosque or the other. Whereas, when it comes to worldly knowledge, people are willing to go for Ph.Ds even, however, when it is islamic knowledge, its the maulvi saahab’s job, not every muslim’s. And then theres another common lame excuse that our people give for not researching and studying islam, and that is, if we try to understand the Qur’an, we can’t do it on our own, we might go astray. To them i say that you need not interpret the Qur’an all by yourself, all you have to do is simply read the translations and tafsirs done by the major scholars of islam. Similar is the case with Ahaadith, you don’t have to interpret them on your own, the scholars have done it for you. Once you read the Qur’an and Sunnah (Ahaadith), you will automatically be able to pick the right out of the lot.

    …. to be contd.

    Regards,

    H.Q.

  8. @ acuriouswindow –

    Thanks for understanding me. I apologises for my poor written english, as I am not a english native, neither really learnt it in schools, nor lived in any western english country.

    Regarding respect of different school of thoughts. I just have respect for 4, hanafi, shafa’i, maaliki, and hambli others are crap to me. If someone do something as an innovation in islam, I would consider him/her worst culprit.

    I really like to appreciate the articles, let it be highly controversial if it is. I just love to stand with the truth. I don’t really care for those who are innovating new things in the name Islam and doing things which lead to polytheism.

    If you are thinking you can do something for muslims and islam peacefully then you are utterly wrong. Islam is a highly controversial idea/religion at all the time. So, re-implementing/re-spreading islam is alike. My problem is with your first comment. Why we shouldn’t speak true if it is controversial? Why?

    I didn’t learn how to compromise, how to tolerate. And I don’t want to learn this.

    Seek the truth otherwise, you wouldn’t receive it. I can remember a hadiths and according to that I would like to say “Assalaam o Alaikum”.

    Thanks H.Q., I must say.

  9. Oops! I mixed two different posts’ comments. My apologizes to acuriouswindow. : )

    For this I would like to recommend a few books.

    – Kitab At Tauheed – Abdul Wahab (You will find references for each and every thing)

    – Taqviat ul imaan – Shah Ismail Shaheed (You will find references for each and every thing)

    – Tazkirat ul Akhwaan – Shah Ismail Shaheed (You will find references for each and every thing)

    – Jawaahir e Tauheed – Qari Ghulam Ullah (You will find references for each and every thing)

  10. “Oops! I mixed two different posts’ comments. My apologizes to acuriouswindow.”

    But I think, you did it first. Right?

    One of the first rule of a healthy debate is “stick fast to the topic”. I found myself going some elsewhere, hence apologized.

  11. Bro Adeel, u’re welcome. Anyways, guys, you both need to chill. you’re both bailing out just as i stepped in… i say v continue this discussion till atleast one of us converts!

    Regards,

    H.Q.

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