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Tuesday, 06 March 2018 05:11

Sunnats of Du‘aa – Part Four

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6. When making du‘aa, one should beg Allah Ta‘ala for his needs with complete hope that Allah Ta‘ala will answer his du‘aa. One should not adopt an approach of uncertainty. One should not say, “O Allah, if you wish to fulfill my need, then You may fulfill it.”[1]

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال لا يقل أحدكم اللهم اغفر لي إن شئت ارحمني إن شئت ارزقني إن شئت وليعزم مسألته إنه يفعل ما يشاء لا مكره له (صحيح البخاري #7477)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “(When making du‘aa) one should not say, ‘O Allah, forgive me if You wish, have mercy on me if You wish, provide me with sustenance if You wish.’ Rather, he should beg of Allah Ta‘ala’s mercy with confidence (that Allah Ta‘ala will fulfill his needs), (one should not ask Allah Ta‘ala to grant one His favor if He pleases) because Allah Ta‘ala does as He pleases, none can force and compel Him (over anything).” 

Thursday, 01 March 2018 06:11

Sunnats of Du‘aa – Part Three

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4. One should keep a slight gap between both the palms.[1]

5. When making du‘aa, one should express his total inability and weakness and beg Allah Ta‘ala in a soft tone with complete humility.

اُدۡعُوۡا رَبَّکُمۡ تَضَرُّعًا وَّ خُفۡیَۃً ؕ اِنَّہٗ لَا یُحِبُّ الۡمُعۡتَدِیۡنَ ﴿ۚ۵۵﴾

Call on your Lord with humility and softly: for Allah does not love those who trespass beyond bounds.

وَ اذۡکُرۡ رَّبَّکَ فِیۡ نَفۡسِکَ تَضَرُّعًا وَّ خِیۡفَۃً وَّ دُوۡنَ الۡجَہۡرِ مِنَ الۡقَوۡلِ بِالۡغُدُوِّ وَ الۡاٰصَالِ وَ لَا تَکُنۡ مِّنَ الۡغٰفِلِیۡنَ ﴿۲۰۵﴾

And call upon your Lord within yourself in humility and in fear without raising one’s voice in the mornings and the evenings. And do not be among the heedless.


[1]والأفضل في الدعاء أن يبسط كفيه ويكون بينهما فرجة (الفتاوى الهندية 5/318)

Monday, 26 February 2018 04:28

Sunnats of Du‘aa – Part Two

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2. When making du‘aa one should raise his hands parallel to his chest.[1]

عن سلمان الفارسي عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال إن الله حيي كريم يستحيي إذا رفع الرجل إليه يديه أن يردهما صفرا خائبين (سنن الترمذي #3556)

Hazrat Salmaan Faarsi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Certainly Allah Ta‘ala is the most honorable and most kind and generous. His honor is such that He feels it against His greatness and mercy to let the one who raises his hands in du‘aa to Him, go empty handed.”

Sunday, 18 February 2018 05:41

Sunnats of Du‘aa – Part One

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Du‘aa is a means through which a servant draws from the treasures of Allah Ta‘ala. Du‘aa is the essence of all ibaadat. Allah Ta‘ala becomes pleased with those servants who continuously and repeatedly turn to Him in du‘aa and becomes displeased with those servants who do not beg of Him through du‘aa. Du‘aa is described in the Mubaarak Ahaadith as being the weapon of a believer. Hence it is extremely essential for a believer to make du‘aa part of his daily routine thereby seeking the divine grace of Allah Ta‘ala in all his affairs and seeking solutions for all his problems. However, just as there are certain sunnats and etiquettes for all ibaadaat, similarly there are sunnats and etiquettes for duaa.[1]

Monday, 12 February 2018 04:13

Sunnats of Clothing – Part Twenty

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32. Men are only allowed to wear silver rings. They are not allowed to wear any other type of rings besides silver. When wearing the silver ring, they should ensure that the amount of silver does not exceed one mithqaal (4.374 g). Men are only allowed to wear one ring. The ring should be worn on the small finger. If the ring has a stone on it, then the stone of the ring should face inwards. Apart from a silver ring, men are not allowed to wear any other jewellery.

Monday, 05 February 2018 04:07

Sunnats of Clothing – Part Nineteen

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30. When removing clothes, then one should commence removing the clothing from the left side.

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال إذا انتعل أحدكم فليبدأ باليمين وإذا نزع فليبدأ بالشمال فلتكن اليمنى أولهما تنعل وآخرهما تنزع (سنن الترمذي #1779)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “When anyone of you puts on his shoes, then he should commence from the right foot, and when removing (his shoes), then he should commence from the left foot so that the right foot be the first in wearing and the last in removing.”

Saturday, 27 January 2018 04:35

Sunnats of Clothing – Part Eighteen

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28. One should wear long sleeve kurtas. It is inappropriate for one to wear short-sleeve kurtas in public.

عن أسماء بنت يزيد بن السكن الأنصارية قالت كان كم يد رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إلى الرسغ (سنن الترمذي #1765)

Hazrat Asmaa bint Yazeed (radhiyallahu ‘anha) reports, “The sleeves of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would reach till the wrists.”

29. When wearing clothes, then one should commence wearing the clothing from the right side.

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا لبس قميصا بدأ بميامنيه (سنن الترمذي #1766)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that whenever Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) used to put on a kurta, he would commence wearing it from its right side.”

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 04:37

Sunnats of Clothing – Part Seventeen

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26. One should place the dirty clothing in the place that is designated for keeping such clothing e.g. in the laundry basket etc.

27. When one’s clothing becomes soiled or messed while wearing it, then one should wash it and thereafter continue wearing it or one may change his clothing.

عن جابر قال أتانا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم زائرا في منزلنا فرأى رجلا شعثا فقال أما كان يجد هذا ما يسكن به رأسه ورأى رجلا عليه ثياب وسخة فقال أما كان يجد هذا ما يغسل به ثيابه (مسند أحمد #14850)

Hazrat Jaabir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that on one occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) came to visit us at our home. He saw a man with disheveled and unkempt hair and said, “Does this person not have anything with which he can keep his hair tidy?” And he saw a person with dirty clothing, and said, “Does this person not have anything with which he can wash his clothing?”

Monday, 15 January 2018 05:13

Sunnats of Clothing – Part Sixteen

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24. Men should not wear clothing that resembles ladies, nor should women wear clothing that resembles men.

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال لعن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم المتشبهين من الرجال بالنساء والمتشبهات من النساء بالرجال رواه البخاري وأبو داود والترمذي والنسائي وابن ماجه والطبراني وعنده أن امرأة مرت على رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم متقلدة قوسا فقال لعن الله المتشبهات من النساء بالرجال والمتشبهين من الرجال بالنساء (الترغيب والترهيب #3139)

It is reported from Hazrat ibn ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had cursed those men that imitate women (in their dressing and appearance), and those women that imitate men (in their dressing and appearance). It is reported that on one occasion, a woman passed by Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) carrying a bow around her neck (in the spirit to imitate the soldiers of Deen). Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) observing this scene, said, “May Allah’s curse fall on those men that imitate women and those women that imitate men in their ways.”

Thursday, 28 December 2017 04:39

Sunnats of Clothing – Part Fifteen

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22. When one intends wearing any new clothing, then it is preferable that he wears it for the first time on a Friday.

عن أنس رضي الله عنه قال كان رسول الله إذا استجد ثوبا لبسه يوم الجمعة (شرح السنة للبغوي، باب ما يقول إذا لبس جديدا)[1]

Hazrat Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) intended to wear any new clothing, he would commence wearing it on the day of Jumu‘ah.