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Monday, 29 February 2016 04:43

Sunnats of Visiting the Sick - Part Six

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10. Visiting the sick is among the rights that we owe our Muslim brothers.

عن علي رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : للمسلم على المسلم ست بالمعروف يسلم عليه إذا لقيه ويجيبه إذا دعاه ويشمته إذا عطس ويعوده إذا مرض ويتبع جنازته إذا مات ويحب له ما يحب لنفسه. ) سنن الترمذي 2/98 )

Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: "Each Muslim has six rights over his Muslim brother. When he meets him he should greet him (with salaam); if he invites him he should accept his invitation; when he sneezes (and says Alhamdulillah) he should reply to his sneeze by saying ‘Yarhamukallah’; when he falls ill he should visit him; when he passes away he should attend his Janaazah; and he should love for him what he loves for himself."

Monday, 29 February 2016 04:40

Sunnats of Visiting the Sick - Part Five

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8. If it will not be causing any inconvenience, then one may ask the sick person to make Duaa to Allah Ta’ala on his behalf عن عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه قال

: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : إذا دخلت على مريض فمره يدعو لك فإن دعاءه كدعاء الملائكة . (ابن ماجه ص104)

Hazrat Umar (radhiallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “When visiting the sick person, (if it is possible for you to ask him to make duaa on your behalf) then ask him to make duaa for you, for indeed his duaa is similar to the duaa of the angels (due to him being cleansed of his sins).

Thursday, 11 February 2016 04:54

Sunnats of Visiting the Sick - Part Four

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6. Whenever the opportunity arises to visit a Muslim who has fallen ill, do so even though the sick may not be from one’s family or friends.

عَن أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلَّم : من توضأ فأحسن الوضوء وعاد أخاه المسلم محتسبا بوعد من جهنم مسيرة سبعين خريفا. (أبو داود ص441)

Hazrat Anas (radhiallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “The one who makes a perfect wudhu (i.e. through fulfilling all the sunan and mustahabbaat of wudhu) and sets out to visit his sick Muslim brother with the hope of receiving the reward for visiting the sick, such a person will be saved from Jahannum the distance of seventy years.”

Thursday, 11 February 2016 04:13

Sunnats of Visiting the Sick - Part Three

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4. Console the sick and give him encouragement and hope of his recovery.

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما أن النبي صلَّى الله عليه وسلَّم دخل على أعرابي يعوده ، وكان إذا دخل على من يعوده ، قال لا بأس طهور إن شاء الله (البخاري 2/845)

Hazrat ibn 'Abbaas (radhiallahu 'anhuma) reports that once Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) visited a sick villager, and whenever he would visit the sick he used to recite the following duaa:

 

لاَ بَأسَ طَهُورٌ إنْ شَاءَ اللهُ

Do not grieve (do not worry), Insha Allah through this sickness you will obtain purity (from your sins)

Sunday, 07 February 2016 05:34

Sunnats of Visiting the Sick - Part Two

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3. One should not cause discomfort to the sick person by prolonging one’s stay. Rather, one should leave after a short while.

عن أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلَّى اللَّه عليه وسلم:العيادة فواق ناقة (شعب الايمان للبيهقي رقم 8786) 

Hadhrat Anas (radhiallahu 'anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) said: “Visiting the sick should be for the duration of the milking of a camel.”

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال من السنة تخفيف الجلوس وقلة الصخب (مرقاة-باب عيادة المريض)

It is reported that Hadhrat ibn 'Abbaas (radhiallahu 'anhuma) said: “It is from the Sunnah to shorten one’s visit (by the sick) and to avoid making noise.”

Sunday, 31 January 2016 04:58

Sunnats of Visiting the Sick - Part One

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1. Great virtues and rewards have been recorded in the Ahadith for visiting the sick.

عن علي رضي الله عنه قال سمعت رسول الله صلىَّ الله عليه و سلَّم يقول ما من مسلم يعود مسلما غدوة إلا صلَّى عليه سبعون ألف ملك حتى يمسى وإن عاده عشية إلا صلى عليه سبعون ألف ملك حتى يصبح وكان له خريف في الجنة ( الترمذي 1/116 )

Hadhrat Ali (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who visits a sick person in the morning, seventy thousand angels invoke Allah Ta’ala’s mercy for him until the evening, and the one who visits a sick person in the evening, seventy thousand angels invoke Allah Ta’ala’s mercy for him until the morning, and he will receive a garden in Paradise.

Saturday, 05 September 2015 14:25

Sunnats and Aadaab of Dhul Hijjah

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1. Dhul Hijja is from the four sacred months of the Islamic Calender. The four sacred months are Dhul Qa’dah, Dhul Hijja, Muharram and Rajab. The rewards of any good deed done in these months are multiplied, and the sins committed in these months are also regarded as more serious. Allah Ta’ala says:

إِنَّ عِدَّةَ الشُّهُورِ عِندَ اللَّـهِ اثْنَا عَشَرَ شَهْرًا فِي كِتَابِ اللَّـهِ يَوْمَ خَلَقَ السَّموتِ وَالْأَرْضَ مِنْهَا أَرْبَعَةٌ حُرُمٌ (سورة التوبة)

The number of months in the sight of Allah is twelve (in a year), so ordained by Him the day He created the heavens and the earth; from among them four are sacred.

2. The greatness of the first ten days and nights of Dhul Hijja can be gauged by the fact that Allah Ta’ala had taken a Qasm on the first ten nights of Dhul Hijja in the Qur’an Majeed, and special virtues have been recorded in the Ahaadith of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) regarding these days. Allah Ta’ala says:

وَٱلْفَجْرِ ﴿١﴾ وَلَيَالٍ عَشْرٍ ﴿٢﴾

(Qasam) By the break of dawn and by the ten nights (of Dhul Hijja)

Thursday, 20 August 2015 11:42

Sunnats and Aadaab of Qurbaani

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1. Qurbaani is a great and meritorious ibaadat in Deen. Special mention has been made regarding it in the Holy Qur’aan and its abundant virtues and significance have been emphasised in the Ahaadith of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Allah Ta’ala says:

لَن يَنَالَ اللَّـهَ لُحُومُهَا وَلَا دِمَاؤُهَا وَلَـٰكِن يَنَالُهُ التَّقْوَىٰ مِنكُمْ

It is neither the meat nor the blood (of the animal) that reaches Allah Ta’ala, instead it is the piety of your heart (ikhlaas) that reaches Him.

عن زيد بن أرقم رضي الله عنه قال قال أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : يا رسول الله ما هذه الأضاحي ؟ قال : سنة أبيكم إبراهيم عليه السلام. قالوا : فما لنا فيها يا رسول الله ؟ قال : بكل شعرة حسنة . قالوا : فالصوف يا رسول الله ؟ قال : بكل شعرة من الصوف حسنة. رواه أحمد وابن ماجه (مشكوة المصابيح رقم 1476)

Hadhrat Zaid bin Arqam (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that the Sahaabah (Radhiallahu Anhum) once enquired from Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam): O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), what is the significance of this action of Qurbaani? Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “It is the practice of your forefather Hadhrat Ibraahim (Alaihis Salaam).” The Sahaabah then asked, “O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), What reward will we receive through carrying it out?” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied, “For every strand of hair (on the back of the animal) you will receive a reward.” The Sahaabah then asked: “O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), what about wool?” Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “For every fibre of wool (on the back of the animal) you will receive a reward.”

Wednesday, 03 June 2015 05:04

Sunnats and Aadaab of Eid

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1. To cleanse the mouth using the miswaak.

2. To have a bath (ghusal).

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم يغتسل يوم الفطر ويوم الأضحى (ابن ماجة رقم 1315)

Hadhrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would have a bath on the day of Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Adha.

3. To dress in one’s best clothes. (i.e. the best clothes in one’s possession, not necessarily new clothes.

عن جابر رضي الله عنهما قال كانت للنبي صلى الله عليه وسلم جبة يلبسها في العيدين، ويوم الجمعة. (ابن خزيمة رقم 1766)

Hadhrat Jaabir (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) had a jubbah (a robe or long garment) that he would wear specially on the days of Eid and the day of Jumuah.

Monday, 25 May 2015 05:24

Sunnats and Aadaab of Ramadhaan

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1. Start preparing for the month of Ramadhaan well in advance. Some of the pious elders would prepare six months in advance.

2. Make a timetable for how one will utilise the valuable moments of Ramadhaan.

عن أبي سعيد الخدري رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال من صام رمضان وعرف حدوده وتحفظ مما ينبغي له أن يتحفظ كفر ما قبله رواه ابن حبان في صحيحه والبيهقي (الترغيب و الترهيب رقم 1474)

Hadhrat Abu Saeed Khudri (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever fasts the month of Ramadhaan and acknowledges its boundaries and limits and ensures that he fulfils the rights of ramadhann as he ought to fulfil it, all his previous sins will be forgiven.

3. If a person has any outstanding rights in relation to the Creator (e.g. qadha salaah, qadha fasts unpaid zakaat etc) or the creation (e.g. one has oppressed someone or hurt anyone in any way) or any unsettled debts, then before the month of Ramadhaan enters, he should sort out his affairs and fulfil all outstanding obligations in order for him to be able to derive the full blessings of the month of Ramadhaan.

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