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SALAAH

7 STAGES OF SALAAH

HADHRAT MOULANA MASEEHULLAAH RAHMATULLAAHI ALAYHI

1. Salaah of the Body:

Salaah of the body is that all the Arkaan are meticulously conformed to, with relish and Shauq. The Faraa-idh, Wajibaat, Sunan, Mustahbbaat, Aadaab should be executed with the body in absolute humility and without any unnecessary movements. Qiyaam, Ruku, Qaumah, Sujood, Qaidah and even the Salaam should be performed with the body in such a manner that the body is totally in submission to Allah Azza Wajal.

The benefit of Salaah of the body is that the body will be trained to abstain from sin.

2. Salaah of the Nafs:

This stage is when the Salaah is performed in a manner that a person intentionally avoids any worldly thoughts. Just like a person should not scratch his body, so should he not scratch his brain and imagination, etc.

The benefit of Salaah of the nafs is that the nafs will dis-attach itself automatically from the love of the world. This person may be even a millionaire but his heart will be free from the negligible effects of wealth.

3. Salaah of the Heart:

Salaah of the heart means that a person avoids negligence. Hadhrat Rahmatullaahi Alayh said that if a person intentionally brings thoughts to his mind, he should punish his Nafs by repeating the Salaah. A Musalllee has a choice: He is either unmindful of negligence or he takes steps to avoid it.

The benefit of this little Mujaahadah is that the Nafs will avoid wrong worldly thoughts even when it is busy in its worldly affairs. The heart is trained in Salaah to avoid any and all forms of negligence.

4. Salaah of the Rooh:

The Salaah of the Rooh is a Salaah in which one only gazes at Allah Ta’ala. This Salaah prevents one from gazing at anything else.

The benefit of this Salaah is that one is trained NOT to gaze at any human for any benefit or to ward of any harm.

5. Salaah of the Sirr (inner self):

The Salaah of Sirr is that a person not only directs his gaze but he directs his thoughts only to Allah Ta’ala. Throughout the Salaah his Rooh cries out in bliss and yaad (remembrance) of his Rabb. Entertaining even a thought of a makhlooq is more repugnant to him then eating ghinzeer.

The benefit of this Salaah is that one is trained to immediately “connect” to Allah Ta’ala with the thoughts whether one is happy or grieved.

6. Salaah of Khafi (reality):

Salaah-e-Khafi means to perform the Salaah with total inaabat in body and soul. In this Salaah, a person has left the world, his family, his wealth, etc. He has returned to Allah Ta’ala in the condition of that of the day he was born.

The benefit of this Salaah is that a person’s soul is exposed to reality. There is no hindrance in his perception of reality and the realities cemented in him that everything is perishable. This stage propels him to Haqq and expels from him the delusions which spring forth from merely that which is visible. He sees what others see not. He hears what others hear not. He perceives what others perceive not. He feels what others feel not.

7. Salaah of Akhfaa (Spiritual vision):

This is a Salaah wherein a person “sees” Allah Ta’ala (Hadhith of Ihsaan). The person is gone for Me’raaj. This is the highest form and stage of Salaah. He is close to Allah Ta’ala by a span of a bow or two.

The delight of this Salaah is such that it cooled the eyes of Nabl Salallaahu Alayhi Wasallam.

The delight is such that Jannah pales into comparison.

Did Haji Imdaadulllah Saheb Rahmatullahi Alayh not say:

“If Allah Ta’ala asks me on the Day of Qiyaamah what I wish for, I will request a Musallaah to perform Salaah under His Arsh.” Subhanallah! Not Jannat, not Hoors, not delicious food or exquisite clothing —just a Musallah.

May Allah Ta’ala grant us the taufeeq to make Fikr of Salaah our biggest Fikr in Life. (Ameen)

Qust (Costus Root)

اQustus

 

‘Qust (Costus) is of two types:

  1. Hindee (Indian) – which is black, and
  2. Bahree which is white.

Qust al Hindee is hotter than al Bahree.”

The plant of  Qust, which is known as costus is two meter in length and creeps on the ground. It is generally found in the marshy and wet places along the rivers at the heights up to 5000 fts. These plants are found extensively in north west and north east sub Himalayan regions along the course of rivers. The Plant bears big serrated leaves, but the roots are being used for medicinal purpose. The roots are collected in the month of September and October. These are cut into small pieces and sold in the market.

Morphologically these look like liquorice roots but are very much fragrant. The labourers working on the hills used to prepare this to ward off the cold and it is a nutritive tonic.

The Excellence of Qust and Hijaamah.

 Hazrat Anas Bin Malik رضي الله عنه says that

Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم said

Wet Cupping (الحجامة) and white costus (القسط البحرى) (Qust Al Bahri) are the best of your treatments.
[Musnad Ahmed: 12906]

“You should not torture your children by treating tonsillitis by pressing the tonsils or the palate with the finger, but use incense.”

[Sahih Al Bukhari Vol. 7, Book 71, Hadith 599.]

Qist al Hindee is used when hot medicine is needed for treatment, and al Bahree was described as milder .

For Throat infection and Pleurisy

Ummi Qays bint Mihsan  رضي الله عنها  narrates:

“I brought my son to the Messenger of Allah  صلى الله عليه وسلم  while I had compressed his uvula for its swelling. He  صلى الله عليه وسلم  said,:

“Why do you afflict your children [hurt them] by squeezing for a swelling in the Uvula? Apply this Indian aloes wood, for it contains seven types of remedies, among them being a remedy for pleurisy. It is applied through the nose for a swelling of the uvula poured into the side of the mouth for pleurisy.”

[Sunan Abi Dawood in Kitaab At Tibb Book 28, Hadith 3868. Classed as Sahih by Sh. Al Albani (rahimullah)]

Abu Dawood رضي الله عنه added “By Aloeswood he meant Costus.”

Ibn Hajar Al Asqalani said concerning pleurisy that “it is a hot swelling that appears in the membrane covering the ribs.”

Al Imaam Ahmad and the authors of the Sunnan collected a Hadeeth on the authority of Jaabir رضي الله عنه  that the Messenger of Allaah – صلى الله عليه وسلم – said:

 

“If a child is inflicted with tonsillitis or a headache, then let his mother take al Qist al Hindee, scrub it with water and let him inhale it as droplets through his nostrils.”

 Narrated by Hazrat Jabir Bin Abdullah رضي الله عنه

Once Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم  come to his home, & saw a child who was  having bleeding from mouth & nose. Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم  asked about it? Hazrat A’isha رضي الله عنها replied that the child was suffering from throat infection(Azrah), Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم  said, Alas! ladies, you use to kill your children like this, In future, any children gets infection in throat or headache rub dark costus & make the child lick. Hazrat A’isha رضي الله عنها did as said, & the child became healthy.
[Musnad Abi-Yaa’la: 19125]

Hazrat Zaid Bin Arqam رضي الله عنه says that Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم advised,

 As a treatment for pleurisy (الجنب ذات) (Zaatul Janb), Mememcylon (ورس) (Warss), Costus (قسط) (Qust), & olive oil (زيت) (Zait) & take at one side of mouth (يُلَدُّ).
[Ibn Ma-jah: 3596; Book. 31; In Eng vol. 4; Book. 31, Hadees. 3467]

Means the preparation should be taken at the side of the mouth to which side the problem in the body is, means if the problem is the right side of the body then take the preparation in the right side of the mouth.

Maimun Abu Abdullah said:

“I heard Zaid Bin Arqam رضي الله عنه says that Rasoolullahصلى الله عليه وسلم  ordered us to use white costus (القسط البحرى) & olive oil (زيت) for pleurisy (ذات الجنب)
[Tirmizi: 2223; Book. 28; English vol: 4; Book. 2; Hadees. 2079]

Costus used after menses

It was narrated from Hafsah from Umm Atiyyah رضي الله عنها from Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم  , that He  صلى الله عليه وسلم 

granted a concession to the woman whose husband has died, allowing her to use costus (قسطا) and Azfar when purifying herself following her menses.
[An-Nasa’i: 3542; Book. 27; Eng vol. 4; Book. 27, Hadees. 3572]

Qust will be used in Jannah.

It was narrated by Abu Huraira (radhi Allahu anhu) that Allah’s Messenger  صلى الله عليه وسلم   said:

“The first group of people who will enter Paradise, will be glittering like the full moon and those who will follow them, will glitter like the most brilliant star in the sky. They will not urinate, relieve nature, spit, or have any nasal secretions. Their combs will be of gold, and their sweat will smell like musk. The aloes-wood will be used in their centers [as a fuel]. Their wives will be Houris. All of them will look alike and will resemble their father Adam (in statute), sixty cubits tall.”

[Sahih Al Bukhari Vol. 4, Book 55, Hadith 544]

Ibn-al-Qayyim states   it contains different therapeutic advantages.

  • It expels the phlegm and checks its excessive production.
  • It is effective in common cold and corhyza.
  • It is a good tonic for stomach and liver.
  • It is an antidote for poisons,
  • Useful in Quadrant fevers.
  • It removes the stains on the face if applied with honey and water.
  • Galen suggests it in the cases of Tetanus and intestinal parasites.

Imam Zahbi says:

  • It is useful in paralysis
  •  Increases the libido,
  • Is an antidote for snake poison
  •  Its oil is effective in back pain

Masih says :

  • Qust is a good tonic for all organs of the body
  • A good carminative
  • An anti inflammatory
  •  Effective against pleurisy.

Doctors have mentioned that from the benefits of al Qist are:

  • It eases the menstrual flow.
  • It eases the flow of urine.
  • It kills worms in the bowels.
  • It repels poison.
  • It repels fever.
  • It heats the stomach.
  • It increases sexual desire.
  • It removes facial spots.

An oil prepared by Qust and olive oil

  •  Is effective against Alopecia and
  •  Tones up the body.
  • It is effective against T.Versicolor if applied with water on the affected parts.
  • It is a good remedy for freckles and chloasma if applied on face, with vinegar
  •  It is effective in Ringworm.

The modern researches suggest:

  • It reduces Phlegm
  • Treats Obesity
  •  It is a Blood purifier,
  • Is an Antiseptic
  •  Increases the cutaneous circulation.
  • Heals wounds when mixed with honey and salt
  •  Used in Dandruff, freekles, chloasma and Ringworm.
  • It is a good insect repellant. Hence, might be used to keep off the insects from the clothes.

Internally it is used:

  • expectorant,
  • anti-spasmodic
  • Neurotonic (strengthens and relaxes nerves),
    • Treats Paralysis, facial Palsy and Neurasthenia, Parkinsons
    • Remedies ear  aches
    • Relieves migraines
    • Revives Thyroid gland
    • Good for Colds, Flu, Coughs ,Bronchitis, Bronchial Asthma,
    • Lowers blood Pressure, strengthens the heart, relieves chest pains
    • Beneficial for Stomach, Spleen and Liver and  Kidney
    • Treats Jaundice and Ascites
    • Useful for Liver Cirrhosis and Viral hepatitis
    • Disintegrates stones
    • Helps against Urinary cramps and eases urinary flow
    • Eases menstruation
    • Treats Prostrate cancer
    • Strenghtens Potency
    • Relieves Low Back Pain and other Joint Pains
    • Treats Sciatica and Tetanus
    • Removes freckles, white liver  and other skin marks
    • Treats Alopecia
    • Kills worms
    • Expels toxins
    • Helps treat Magic and Jinn when burned as an incense.