Merciless Massacre In Pakistan
Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Elaihi Rajioon.
Words fail to describe the horrendous reality of such innocent lives being so mercilessly and heartlessly killed. We could fill the whole page, post after post and it would never suffice.. As according to the sunnah, what a Muslim is to do at times of calamities, is as follows;
If a calamity (naazilah) befalls the Muslims, it is prescribed to say Du’aa’ al- Qunoot after standing up from rukoo’ in the last rak’ah of each of the five daily obligatory prayers, until Allaah relieves the Muslims of that calamity. (See Tasheeh al-Du’aa’ by Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd, p. 460).
Qunoot, according to the definition of the fuqaha’, “is the name of a du’aa’ (supplication) offered during prayer at a specific point while standing.” It is prescribed in Witr prayer after the rukoo’ (bowing), according to the more correct of the two scholarly opinions.
Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Qunoot is Sunnah at the time of calamity. This view is that of the fuqaha’ among the muhadditheen. And it is narrated from the Rightly Guided Caliphs. End quote. Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (23/108)
The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) said Qunoot at times of calamity in all of the five daily prayers, and he said Qunoot in Fajr and Maghrib prayer, and especially in Fajr. Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Most of his Qunoot -- referring to the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) -- was in Fajr. End quote. Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (22/269).
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The practice of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) was to say Qunoot especially at times of calamity, and not to do so at other times. He did not limit it only to Fajr, rather most of his Qunoot was in Fajr because it is prescribed to make that prayer lengthy. End quote. Zaad al-Ma’aad (1/273)
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: To sum up, saying Qunoot during the obligatory prayers is not prescribed either in Fajr or any other prayer, except when a calamity befalls the Muslims that is deserving of Qunoot, in which case it is prescribed to say Qunoot for every worshipper in Maghrib and Fajr prayer, and if one says Qunoot in all the prayers, there is nothing wrong with that as some of the scholars said. And when this calamity ceases, Qunoot should be stopped. End quote. Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (14/175)
Please remember them and all Muslims in your prayers. May Allah hasten relief and grant patience to the parents and families who lost their beloved ones and give them a way out of every difficulty and relief for every distress; and may He curse and destroy the enemies of Islam and their helpers, and to send punishment upon them, for He is able to do that. Allahumma Ameen!!!