Oct 19, 2012

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Virtues of Madinahtul Munawwarah

Virtues of Madinahtul Munawwarah

Masjid Quba:

It is about two miles south-west from Masjid-an Nabawi. This is the very first mosque of the Muslims. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his companions built it with their own hands. This is the first masjid in the history of Islam whose foundation stone was laid down by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) himself on his migration to Madinah. To offer 2 rakaats of nafl in it is equal to one Umrah.

Masjid Qiblatain:

It is situated to the north-west near the valley Aqiq. In this masjide, Allah directed Prophet Muhammad(sallallahu alaiyhi wasallam) , who was in the middle of a salaat along with Sahaba(companions), to turn his face from Islam’s first qibla, “Bait-ul-Muqqadis”, (Masjid Alaqs in Jerusalem) to the “Ka’ba” in “Masjid al-Haram” in Makka. Consequently, this mosque is known as a mosque with two qiblas.

Martyrs of Uhad and Mount Uhad:

Three miles to the north of Madinah is the mountain about which the Mesenger(sallahu alaiyhi wasallam) of Allah said “Uhad is a mountain that loves us and we love it.” The “Ghazwah Uhud” (war) took place here in the year 3 A.H. it is meritotious to visit martyrs of Uhud, the mountain itself and its masjids. The grave of Hazrat Hamzah(R.A.), the Prophet(sallahu alaiyhi wasallam)’s uncle lies here, where one should offer salaam.

Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet(peace and blessings be upon him) said that the mountains of Uhud loved him and he loved it. (Muslim)

Madinah in general:

Narrated Anas(R.A.): Whenever the Prophet(Peace and blessings be upon him) returned from a journey and observed the walls of Madinah, he would make his Mount go fast, and if he was on an animal (i.e. a horse), he would make it gallop because of his love for Madinah.(Bukhari Volume 3, Book 30, Number 110)

Narrated Anas(R.A.): The Prophet(Peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Madinah is a sanctuary from that place to that. Its trees should not be cut and no heresy should be innovated nor any sin should be committed in it, and whoever innovates in it an heresy or commits sins (bad deeds), then he will incur the curse of Allah, the angels, and all the people.” (Bukhari Volume 3, Book 30, Number 91)

Narrated ‘Ali(R.A.): We have nothing except the Book of Allah and this written paper from the Prophet(Peace and blessings be upon him) (where-in is written:) Madinah is a sanctuary from the ‘Air Mountain to such and such a place, and whoever innovates in it an heresy or commits a sin, or gives shelter to such an innovator in it will incur the curse of Allah, the angels, and all the people, none of his compulsory or optional good deeds of worship will be accepted. And the asylum (of protection) granted by any Muslim is to be secured (respected) by all the other Muslims; and whoever betrays a Muslim in this respect incurs the curse of Allah, the angels, and all the people, and none of his compulsory or optional good deeds of worship will be accepted, and whoever (freed slave) befriends (take as masters) other than his manumitters without their permission incurs the curse of Allah, the angels, and all the people, and none of his compulsory or optional good deeds of worship will be accepted. (Bukhari Volume 3, Book 30, Number 94)

Narrated Abu Huraira(R.A.): Allah’s Apostle(Peace and blessings be upon him) said, “I was ordered to migrate to a town which will swallow (conquer) other towns and is called Yathrib and that is Madinah, and it turns out (bad) persons as a furnace removes the impurities of iron.(Bukhari Volume 3, Book 30, Number 95)

Narrated Abu Humaid(R.A.): We came with the Prophet(Peace and blessings be upon him) from Tabuk, and when we reached near Madinah, the Prophet(Peace and blessings be upon him) said, “This is Tabah.” (Bukhari Volume 3, Book 30, Number 96)

Narrated Abu Huraira(R.A.): If I saw deers grazing in Madinah, I would not chase them, for Allah’s Apostle(Peace and blessings be upon him) said, “(Madinah) is a sanctuary between its two mountains.”(Bukhari Volume 3, Book 30, Number 97)

Narrated Abu Huraira(R.A.): Allah’s Apostle(Peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Verily, Belief returns and goes back to Madinah as a snake returns and goes back to its hole (when in danger).”(Bukhari Volume 3, Book 30, Number 100)

Narrated Sad: I heard the Prophet(Peace and blessings be upon him) saying, “None plots against the people of Madinah but that he will be dissolved (destroyed) like the salt is dissolved in water.”(Bukhari Volume 3, Book 30, Number 101)

Narrated Usama(R.A.): Once the Prophet(Peace and blessings be upon him) stood at the top of a (looked out from upon one) castle amongst the castles (or the high buildings) of Madinah and said, “Do you see what I see? (No doubt) I see the spots where afflictions will take place among your houses (and these afflictions will be) as numerous as the spots where rain-drops fall.”(Bukhari Volume 3, Book 30, Number 102)

Narrated Abu Bakra(R.A.): The Prophet(Peace and blessings be upon him) said, “The terror caused by Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal will not enter Madinah and at that time Madinah will have seven gates and there will be two angels at each gate guarding them.”(Bukhari Volume 3, Book 30, Number 103)

Narrated Abu Huraira(R.A.): Allah’s Apostle(Peace and blessings be upon him) said, “There are angels guarding the entrances (or roads) of Madinah, neither plague nor Ad-Dajjal will be able to enter it.” (Bukhari Volume 3, Book 30, Number 104)
Narrated Anas bin Malik(R.A.): The Prophet(Peace and blessings be upon him) said, “There will be no town which Ad-Dajjal will not enter except Makkah and Madinah, and there will be no entrance (road),(of both Makkah and Madinah) but the angels will be standing in rows guarding it against him, and then Madinah will shake with its inhabitants thrice (i.e. three earth-quakes will take place) and Allah will expel all the nonbelievers and the hypocrites from it.”(Bukhari Volume 3, Book 30, Number 105)

Narrated Jabir(R.A.): A bedouin came to the Prophet(Peace and blessings be upon him) and gave a pledge of allegiance for embracing Islam. The next day he came with fever and said (to the Prophet ), “Please cancel my pledge (of embracing Islam and of emigrating to Madinah).” The Prophet refused (that request) three times and said, “Madinah is like a furnace, it expels out the impurities (bad persons) and selects the good ones and makes them perfect.” (Bukhari Volume 3, Book 30, Number 107)

Narrated Zaid bin Thabit(R.A.): When the Prophet(Peace and blessings be upon him) went out for (the battle of) Uhud, some of his companions (hypocrites) returned (home). A party of the believers remarked that they would kill those (hypocrites) who had returned, but another party said that they would not kill them. So, this Divine Inspiration was revealed: “Then what is the matter with you that you are divided into two parties concerning the hypocrites.” (4.88) The Prophet(Peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Madinah expels the bad persons from it, as fire expels the impurities of iron.”(Bukhari Volume 3, Book 30, Number 108)

Narrated Anas: The Prophet(Peace and blessings be upon him) said, “O Allah! Bestow on Madinah twice the blessings You bestowed on Makkah.”(Bukhari Volume 3, Book 30, Number 109)

Narrated Zaid bin Aslam(R.A.) from his father: Umar(R.A.) said, O Allah! Grant me martyrdom in Your cause, and let my death be in the city of Your Apostle(Peace and blessings be upon him).”(Bukhari Volume 3, Book 30, Number 114)

Source: Jamiat Kwa Zulu Natal

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