'Umrah Mufradah

Allaah Ta’aala bestowed His choicest blessings on the Alavi Jamaa’at with the kind benediction and Waseelah of al Khamsat ul Athaar SA, Aimmat Faatemiyeen SA and Du’aat ul Akrameen RA that 64 Mumineen got a opportunity to perform Umrah Mufradah this year in the month of Rabi’ ul Awwal.

Mumineen gave Misaaq of Imaam uz Zamaan SA to his Naa’ib 45th Da’i e Mutlaq Haatim ul Khayraat wa Rabi’ ul Barakaat Abi Sa’eed il Khayr Saiyedna Haatim Zakiyuddin Saheb TUS by whose Razaa Mubaarak Mumineen embarked upon the Spiritual journey of performing Umrah Mufradah on 27th October 2019 – 28th Safar ul Muzaffar 1441 AH.

Mumineen praised the endeavour of Da’wat e Alaviyah in appointing Ra’s o Hudood id Da’wat il ‘Alaviyah Dr Zulqarnain Hakeemuddin as their leader and guide who would assist the Mumineen in performing all Arkaan of Umrah Mufradah with Ma’refat and Devotion. Mumineen would get timely understanding and significance of the Arkaan in the form of short Bayaan throughout their entourage.

Umrah Mufradah concluded on 10th November 2019 – 13th Rabi’ ul Awwal 1441 AH with completion of all Arkaan in its totality and understanding. We present a short report of all important events and milestones of Umrah Mufradah in the Khidmat of Mumineen so that they would get a fair idea that why Saheb e Da’wat is necessary for them to guide in all Arkaan – may it be Umrah Mufradah or Karbalaa Ziyaaraat.

  Du’aa and Namaaz at Masjid e Shajarah

It was the practice of Rasoolullaah SAWS that whenever he returned to Madinah from any excursion, he used to stop over at this place before entering into the city of Madinah. Later, a mosque was built at this place which came to be known as Masjid e Shajarah because it was surrounded by Date trees.

He used to offer Namaaz and perform Du’aa at the place called Ma’arras which is currently behind the wall of Qiblah in the courtyard of the Masjid. This is the place of Bay’at ur Rizwaan where Nabiyullaah took the oath of his selected companions for Maulaana 'Ali AS.

Mumineen should visit this mosque before entering al Masjid an Nabawi and offer 2 rak'at Namaaz and recite Du’aa at Ma’arras. This is the practice of Rasoolullaah SAWS which we follow till now. Masjid e Shajarah is now popularly called as Masjid e Zul Hulayfah or Masjid e Miqaat.

  al-Masjid un Nabawi

Ra’s ul Hudood Saheb entered al Masjid un Nabawi along with the Mumineen by giving a short idea about the significance and history of the Masjid in his Bayaan in its Sahen. Mumineen after entering from Baab us Salaam went further in the passage reciting the Du’aa and Salaam near the Zareeh of Rasoolullaah SAWS. If it is not possible or not allowed to recite the Du’aa in the passage, Mumineen should enter the Masjid area and recite all Du’aas anywhere closer to the Mimbar of al Masjid un Nabawi.

  Majlis in the Sahen of al Masjid an Nabawi

Ra's ul Hudood Saheb did the Majlis in the Sahen of al Masjid un Nabawi on the occasion of Milaad - Wafaat of Rasoolullaah SAWS. Kalaam of Na'at were recited in the Sahen near the area where there used to be house of Abu Ayyub Ansaari RA - one of the selected companion of Rasoolullaah SAWS in whose house he stayed for several months. She Camel of Rasoolullaah SAWS stopped near his house. He purchased the land of al Masjid un Nabawi from two orphans. A short history was narrated in the Bayaan on the way to al Masjid un Nabawi.

  Jannat ul Baqee'

It is also called as Baqee’ ul Gharqad because this piece of land was once full of thorny vegetations - typical of desert region. Rasoolullaah SAWS first buried Usmaan bin Maz'oon in this land which later came to be known as Jannat ul Baqee' as Islaam spread on the hands of Rasoolullaah SAWS during his stay in Madinah.

Maulaatona Faatemah az Zahraa SA is buried in Jannat ul Baqee' along with the 5 A’immat e Faatemiyeen SA in single corner which is on the right side after entering in the Baqee'. Maulaana 'Abbaas SA - paternal uncle of Rasoolullaah SAWS also shares the same place.  Daughters, Wives and Paternal aunts of Rasoolullaah SAWS - all are buried in this cemetery. 

Maulaatona Faatema bint Asad SA - mother of Maulaana 'Ali SA, Maulaana Ibrahim RA - son of Rasoolullaah SAWS, Maulaana 'Aqeel RA - brother of Maulaana 'Ali SA, Maulaana ‘Abdullaah bin Ja’far ut-Taiyaar, Haleemah Sa'diyah RA etc are buried in this cemetery.


Nisfullayl Namaaz in the Sahen of al Masjid an Nabawi


It is highly auspicious and rewarding to offer Namaaz e Nisfillayl and Tahajjud in al Masjid un Nabawi as long as you stay in Madinah. And if you get Friday night, then you must not miss this glorious night to offer Namaaz. Ra's ul Hudood Saheb along with the Mumineen offered Nisfullayl Namaaz in the Sahen of al Masjid un Nabawi and took Wasilah on Friday night.


Maulaana Amir Hamzah RA and Ohud Maidaan


Ohud is the second important Battle after Badr which was fought on the outskirts of Madinah. Paternal Uncle of Rasoolullaah SAWS, Maulaana Amir Hamza RA was Martyred in this Battle.  Rasoolullaah SAWS was injured in this Battle when Muslims, in over confidence of being victorious moved away from their destined position. Zulfiqaar descended for Maulaana 'Ali SA in this Battle - the place of descent is still visible from a distance.


Masjid e Qubaa


Masjid e Qubaa is the first Masjid to be constructed in the History of Islaam in Madinah after the Hijrah. Rasoolullaah SAWS stayed in Qubaa until Maulaana 'Ali SA arrived in Madinah. According to our belief Tahweel ul Qiblah - Change of Direction of Qiblah took place in this Masjid after the Hijrah when Rasoolullaah SAWS was praying Zohr Namaaz. Hence we offer 2 rakaat Namaaz in this Masjid and recite Du'aa near outer right pillar facing Bayt ul Muqaddas. Conversely, the Kingdom as constructed another masjid known as Masjid e Qiblatayn about which they say that Change of Qiblah took place there - which is not correct.

Apart from Masjid e Qubaa other Masaajid of Madinah include Masjid e Fath, Masjid e 'Ali, Masjid e Faatema, Masjid e Ra'yah, Masjid e Zainab bint Jahash (Jumo'ah Masjid), Masjid e Fazeekh etc where offering Namaaz and going there is not always possible in a constrained time frame. Mumineen offers the 2 rakaat Namaaz of all these Masaajid in Masjid e Qubaa.


Mosques and Historical places in and around Madinah


Apart from al Masjid un Nabawi, in the itinerary of Umrah Mufradah, there are several Mosques and Historical places in and around Madinah worth visiting. Mumineen this time got a chance to visit Badr. Its a day long trip which includes a visit to Ground of Battle of Badr and visiting two wells on the way to Badr - Bi'r e Rawha and Bi'r e Shifaa.

Near Bi'r e Rawha, Ra's ul Hudood Saheb DM gave a short speech highlighting a deep connection of Water with Ahl ul Bayt SA. It is said that Rasoolullaah SAWS stopped at Bi'r e Rawha when he was on the way to Badr. Before his visit the water of the well was infamous for its bitter taste and a cause of illness to humans as well as livestock. Rasoolullaah SAWS spat in the well and did Du'aa after which the water turned sweet and exhibited healing powers. Since then the well is famous among the visitors.


Bi'r e Shifaa


Battle of Badr


Battle of Badr was the first Battle of Islaam in which Rasoolullaah SAWS along with 313 Muslims fought disbelievers at Badr near Madinah. Disbelievers were thousands in number. It is the Battle in which Allaah Ta'aala descended Angels to help Muslims. There was rainfall in Badr which made the ground difficult for Camels to walk as the sand got mixed with water. Allaah Ta'aala also refreshed stamina of Muslims by Deep Sleep. Several miracles were witnessed by the Muslims in this Battle and it was eventually won by the Muslims. This victory was pivotal and formed a foundation of the future military expeditions and the spread of Islaam.

Ra's ul Hudood Saheb narrated a short history in the Ground of Badr among the Mumineen. There is a Masjid at one end of the ground which is called Masjid e 'Areesh. Mumineen offered Imaamat Namaaz of Zohr - Asr in the Masjid. At a short distance from the ground there is a graveyard of Badr where Martyrs of Badr are buried. Entry is prohibited and the graveyard can only be seen from the periphery.

Outside Badr there are few Sand Dunes which distinctly rises in the middle of the rocky terrain and barren mountains. These Sand Dunes are called Jabal e Malaa’ekat - The mountains where Angels of Allaah descended for Muslims.


Mumineen after Umrah Mufradah Tawaaf behind Maqaam e Ibrahim


Mumineen at Arafah Maidaan


Mumineen at Arafah Maidaan


Masjid e 'Ali - Imaamat Namaaz of Maghrib of Mumineen, Masjid e Rasoolullaah SAWS, Wadi e Oddas

  Bi'r e Rawha - Well of Rawha - Bitter water turned Sweet by Rasoolullaah SAWS. This well is located near the locality of Rawha on the way to Badr. Rasoolullaah SAWS and his companions searched for water on the way to Badr. Rasoolullaah SAWS learnt about this well that it's water was unfit for consumption for humans and animals. Anyone who drank its water would fall sick. The water had bitter taste.
  Du'aa at Ma'arras and Namaaz at Masjid e Miqaat before entering al Masjid an Nabawi. In Madinah before entering into al Masjid un Nabawi it is necessary for Mumineen to go to Masjid e Shajarah - better known as Masjid e Zul Haleefah, and offer 2 rak'at Namaaz and recite Du'aa at the Ma'arras in the courtyard of the Masjid behind the Qiblah. It was practice of Rasoolullaah SAWS to stop over at this place before entering in the Madeenah. He used to take Bay'at of his close and selected companions about the Wasaayat of Maulaana 'Ali SA. It is called Masjid e Shajarah because originally the structure of the Masjid was very small surrounded by lush date trees. It is also a Miqaat for the people of Madinah to wear Ehraam who intend to go for Umrah.
  Masjid e Qubaa history and significance: The first Masjid of Islam, Masjid e Qubaa in Madinah built after the Hijrat of Rasoolullaah SAWS. There is sawab of Umrah in offering Namaaz in this Masjid. After Hijrat, Rasoolullaah SAWS stayed here for couple of days until Maulaana 'Ali SA came from Makkah and met Rasoolullaah SAWS. It was only after his return that Rasoolullaah SAWS entered Madinah.
  Wafaat of Maulaana Ibrahim RA - son of Rasoolullaah SAWS - Rasoolullaah SAWS wept a lot on the sad demise of his son Maulaana Ibrahim RA. His mother was Maariyah Qibtiyah.
  There were 2 types of people in the beginning of Islaam - 1) One who accepted Islaam on the hands of Rasoolullaah SAWS with pure heart without any hesitation. 2) One who accepted Islaam out of compulsion and with impure heart or for vested interests. They were those who asked for Miracles from Rasoolullaah SAWS and questioned about the Nubuwat.
  Who was Abu Ayyub Ansaari RA? A short history about him - Abu Ayyub Ansaari RA - one of the selected Companions (Ashaab) of Rasoolullaah SAWS was the one in whose house Rasoolullaah SAWS stayed for several months. The She Camel of Rasoolulallaah SAWS stopped near his house. The place of his house still exists but is currently cordoned off for construction work He purchased the land for al Masjid an Nabawi on the instructions of Rasoolullaah SAWS from the 2 orphans. He fought almost all battles with Rasoolullaah SAWS and supported Maulaana 'Ali SA as a vicegerent after the Wafaat of Rasoolullaah SAWS. Other landmarks around al Masjid un Nabawi are Masjid e 'Ali, Masjid e Ghamaamah etc which are still existent.
  Short Informative History of Rasoolullaah SAWS from Birth to Wafaat - This is a general informative video highlighting important events in the life of Rasoolullaah SAWS from his Wilaadat to Wafaat. The hardships he faced in Makkah for 13 years. The welcome and friendliness he received from the people of Madinah.
  Short History of Battle of Badr in the Badr Battlefield - Mumineen of Al Azhar Umrah group along with Ra's ul Hudood Saheb DM got an opportunity to visit Badr Maidaan where a short history of Badr Battle was narrated in the Bayaan. Badr was the first Battle of Islaam where Allaah Ta'aala descended Angels in the Battle and few numbers of Muslims only 313 in number were victorious over thousands of Enemies. Victory in the Badr formed the strong base of Military Expeditions of Islaam in future.
  Battle of Ohud - Where Zulfiqaar descended for Maulaana 'Ali SA - Ohud is the second battle fought after Badr against disbelievers of Makkah and Madeenah. Rasoolullaah SAWS was injured in this Battle as the Muslim archers stepped away from their positions. Mountains around the ground of Ohud are from Jannat. Zulfiqaar descended for Maulaana 'Ali SA from the Heavens and a call from sky came for him - "Shaah e Marda Sher e Yazdaa Quwaat e Parwardigaar; Laa Fataa illaa 'Ali laa Saif illa Zulfiqaar". Maulaana Ameer Hamza SA - paternal uncle of Rasoolullaah SAWS was martyred in his Battle.
  Salaam and Du'aa on the Shohadaa e Ohud - Mumineen are supposed to recite the Salaam and Du'aa on the Shohadaa of Ohud by standing near the wall facing the Qiblah. Ra's ul Hudood Saheb DM is reciting the Du'aa and summarizing the meaning of the Dua'a. He did Du'aa for the Mumineen.
  All Essential things about Arafah - Jabal e Rahmat. Watch this video containing all essential information about Arafah - Jabal e Rahmat. All Muslims gather here on 9th Zul Hijjah to seek forgiveness of their sins and recites Du'a till sun sets. If a Haji fails to come to Arafah on 9th Zul Hijjah according to our Hijri date, his Hajj is Void. Mumineen going for 'Umrah Mufradah visits this place.
  Ghaar e Hira - Jabal e Noor. Qur'an revelation started here. Qur'an is Noor so the mountain where its revelation started is called Jabal e Noor - Mountain of Noor. Arafah is the Mount where Muslims seeks Salvation and Forgiveness from Allaah. Salvation is Rahmat of Allaah without which we would land in the Fire of Hell. Hence that Mountain is called Jabal e Rahmat. Rasoolullaah SAWS used to frequent the outskirts of Makkah because disbelievers harassed him for the Worship of Allaah. He used to go to the mountains alone and do the Ibaadat of Allaah. Ghaar e Hiraa or Cave of Hiraa is a mountain on the outskirts of Makkah where Quranic revelation began by Surah e 'Alaq.