Shaykh Sayyid Zahid Husain Rizwi has replied to our questions:
Marks On The Forehead
Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:18 AM (#1)
Can someone explain why some muslim brothers have dark marks on their foreheads and what this represents?
If this is valid how can I achieve this?
Any help on the matter is appreciated
Posted 18 August 2011 - 03:31 AM (#2)
Can someone explain why some muslim brothers have dark marks on their foreheads
By prostrating on a hard surface and possibly rubbing forehead whilst there.
For most, it represents nothing but a bruised forehead.
By doing above.
PS If any sunni group member cites it being a sign of piety then let me state that alot of tablighi jamaat have these marks on their foreheads too,probably bigger and darker than on the brelvi foreheads.
Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:31 AM (#3)
few people got sheatani amals and got that on there forehead when you see there face you see the ist thing oh why you struggle tp put this on your face still showing you not naik man.
why brother you want that easy way put black mehndi ot go to the tatoo man and ask him make one.
if that appear by reading namaz on hard place then all villiigers will have because most musjid got wooden straw namaz mats but no that only comes if one work hard and pray on straws.
get that mat and do sujda 2 hours a day and see how long it take .
Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:49 PM (#4)
Brother in Islam
Posted 18 August 2011 - 05:59 PM (#5)
Posted 18 August 2011 - 11:26 PM (#6)
I stick with my point that this is self mutilation and has nothing to do with religion. Like you say I would look at peoples amaals rather than their looks.
Again if any brother can prove me wrong on this matter please let your opinion be known.
Brother in islam
Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:18 AM (#7)
Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:10 AM (#8)
loog riya kaar hain jaan bojh ker bnaty hain taky logh un ko naik janeen.
why only a black dot why not all forehead.why they all got same shape.
Posted 24 August 2011 - 10:18 AM (#9)
why people want that nishaan i don't know ? but there is possibility of riya showing off, you are right if we doing sajdah in correct way Kabhie Nishaan Nahi Padega TRY IT....
you know what, Bachpan Mein Hum frends Jaanbhujkar Chatai Par Forehead Ragadte The Taki Nishaan Pade....
Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:29 PM (#11)
My freind asked him the same question, and stating the fact that his Pir saab having prayed for the last 40 years neve got the mark how did he achive it in a year... between us we came to the conclusion that he must have a piece of carpet in his pocket which he dutifully rubs on his forehead !!
I must admit I once achieved that marked on MY forehead, I used this alchoholic Pore cleaner stuff to literally wipe it off... IT WORKED.... the mark is simply dust embedded in the skin..
on a serious note the foreheads of the pious actually shine WHITE...NO NEED TO HAVE THEM INTRODUCE THEIR PIETY ...the onlooker is humbled without doubt
Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:01 PM (#12)
Do you think you learn Islam and Purify yourself through the internet? Do you think this is how you gain Love and Nearness to Almighty Allah, and nearness to The Messenger, Prophet Muhammad (Salallaho alaihi wassallim)? If that is your understanding, you are seriously mistaken, and should ask your Spiritual Guides to push you harder to learn The Truth of the Religion and humble yourselves, crush your ego and stay silent in matters of which you have no Knowledge.
See this Divine Verse from The Glorious Qur'an below, from Surah Al Fath (Surah 48: Verse 29):
"Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah ; and those with him are forceful against the disbelievers, merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and prostrating [in prayer], seeking bounty from Allah and [His] Pleasure. Their mark is on their faces from the trace of Prostration. That is their description in the Torah. And their description in the Gospel is as a plant which produces its offshoots and strengthens them so they grow firm and stand upon their stalks, delighting the sowers - so that Allah may enrage by them the disbelievers. Allah has promised those who believe and do righteous deeds among them forgiveness and a great reward."
Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:13 PM (#13)
When I was in Madinah with my friend (his first time there) in Masjid Nabawi. We were in Jannat Riaz where the date palm tree used to be. He finally got a chance to offer his 2 rakat Nafil there after Days of disappointment. Since there was always a line and he would never get to read there. Well this day he got a spot there and offered his nafil. Once he rose up I saw something on his forehead and I asked him what is that he didn't know what I was talking about and attempted to clean it off. Well when he went back to his room and we met later on it was still there. He noticed it and all we both could say was MashAllah. I should also add this guy had such a love for Madinah and I showed him my love for Soofa where we would sometimes dwell in ALL day long when given the chance over Jannat Riaz
After this I knew I would probably know what this mark means. I am sure there is something behind it but I am not sure if a lot of us are ready for it.
NAHNU IBAADO MOHAMMADIN SALLA ALEHI WA SALLAMA
Ghaus-E-Azam mera Da'Ta
Ya Nabi(Salla Hu Alahi Wa Salaam)