Naat


Naat is a poetic expression of love for Rasool salal laho aliehi wasalam which is no doubt an act of reward. This act has been approved by Rasool sal laho aliehi wasalam.On one instance Abu sufyan radi Allahu anhu who was not a Muslim yet refuted prophet salal laho aliehi wasalam in public.Prophet salal laho aliehi wasalam commanded Hassan bin Sabit radi Allahu anhu to refute kafirs .Hassan bin sabit radi Allahu anhu wrote a long heart touching poem to defend Rasool salal laho aliehi wasalam and also said that he was seeking reward of this act from Allah swt.Rasool salal laho aliehi wasalam said that reward of this poetry was Jannah.

There are three conditions which must be fulfilled while writing and reciting a Naat.A Naat should be written without exaggerating Rasool salal laho aliehi wasalam to the level of Allah swt and a reciter of Naat should avoid music while reciting it because prophet salal laho aliehi wasalam was against musical instruments and it is not justified to praise him with these instruments.The third and final condition is that women should not recite it in front of public because it is against Hijab of women to recite something in front of men .May Allah swt give us toufeeq to follow commands of Allah and His messenger in all walks of life Ameen.