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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.

Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:05

Sunnats and Aadaab of the Miswaak

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1. Make miswaak at the time of wudhu.

قال أبو هريرة عن النبي صلّى اللّه عليه وسلّم لولا أن أشق على أمّتِي لأَمرتهم بالسواك عند كل وضوء. (بخاري تعليقا 1/259)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: Had it not been for the fear of my ummah falling into difficulty (due to not being able to uphold the obligation of miswaak), I would have certainly commanded them to make miswaak at the time of every wudhu.

2. The method of holding the miswaak is that one will place his thumb and small finger under the miswaak, and the remainder fingers will be on the upper-side.

3. One should make miswaak of the teeth horizontally and of the tongue vertically.

عن أبي موسى رضي الله عنه قال دخلت على رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وهو يستاك وهو واضع طرف السواك على لسانه يستن إلى فوق فوصف حماد كأنه يرفع سواكه قال حماد ووصفه لنا غيلان قال كان يستن طولا. (مسند أحمد رقم 19737 )

Hadhrat Abu Musa (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that I once came to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) at the time he was making miswaak, and I found him making miswaak of his tongue vertically.

عن عطاء بن أبى رباح رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا شربتم فاشربوا مصا وإذا استكتم فاستاكوا عرضا (تلخيص الحبير 1/96)

Hadhrat Ataa ibn Abi Rabaah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “When you drink, then drink in sips (i.e. avoid gulping it down), and when you make miswaak, then make miswaak (of the teeth) horizontally.

 

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 14:14

Sunnats and Aadaab of Wudhu

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1. Sit on a raised place facing the qiblah. [1]

عن عبد خير عن علي رضي الله عنه أنه أتي بكرسي فقعد عليه ثم دعا بتور فيه ماء فكفأ على يديه ثلاثا. (نسائي 1/27)

Hadhrat Abd Khair reports that a chair was brought toHadhrat Ali (Radhiallahu Anhu). He thereafter sat on the chair (in order to demonstrate the wudhu of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Thereafter he requested for a utensil of water. He then commenced by pouring water on his hands thrice.

2. Make the intention for wudhu. [2]

3. Recite the masnoon duaa:

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ للّٰهِ

I commence in the name of Allah Ta’ala and all praise belongs to Allah Ta’ala.

عن ابى هريرة رضى الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم يا ابا هريرة اذا توضأت فقل بسم الله والحمد لله فان حفظتك لا تبرح تكتب لك الحسنات حتى تحدث من ذلك الوضوء. (مجمع الزوائد 1/220)

Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Radiallahu anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “O Abu Hurairah. When you commence your wudhu then recite the Du’aa
بسم الله والحمد لله Through reciting this du’aa, the angels (are commanded to) continuously record good deeds for you till your wudhu breaks.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 04:50

Sunnats and Aadaab of the toilet

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1. One should cover his head and feet before entering the toilet.

عن حبيب بن صالح رحمه الله قال كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا دخل الخلاء لبس حذاءه وغطّى رأسه . ( السنن الكبرى للبيهقى 1/96)

Habeeb ibn Saalih (Rahmatullahi Alaih) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) used to wear his shoes and cover his head when entering the toilet.

2. Before entering the toilet one should recite the following duaa:

بِسْمِ اللهِ اَللّهُمَّ اِنِّى اَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الخُبُثِ وَ الخَباَئِث

In the name of Allah Ta’ala .O Allah I seek your protection from the male and female jinnaat.

عن أنس قال كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا دخل الخلاء قال اللهم إني أعوذ بك من الخبث والخبائث تابعه ابن عرعرة عن شعبة وعن عندر عن شعبة إذا أتى الخلاء . وقال موسى عن حماد إذا دخل وقال سعيد بن زيد حدثنا عبد العزيز إذا أراد أن يدخل (بخارى1/26) 

Anas (Radiallahu anhu) reports that Nabi (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) used to read the duaa اللهم انى اعوذ بك من الخبث و الخبائث before he entered the toilet.

عن على رضى الله عنه ان رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال ستر ما بين اعين الجن و عورات بنى آدم اذا دخل احدهم الخلاء ان يقول بسم الله. (ترمذى1/132)

Hadhrat Ali (Radiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “The veil for the jinnaat not staring at the private parts of a person is the recitation of Bismillah at the time one enters the toilet.”

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 14:08

Sunnats and Aadaab upon Awakening

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sun rays1. As soon as one awakens, one should rub the face and the eyes with both the palms in order to remove the effects of sleep.

عن كريب مولى ابن عباس ان عبد الله بن عباس اخبره انه بات ليلة عند ميمونة زوج النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم و هى خالته فاضطجعت فى عرض الوسادة و اضطجع رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم و اهله فى طولها فنام رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم حتى اذا انتصف الليل او قبله بقليل او بعده بقليل استيقظ رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم فجلس يمسح النوم عن وجهه بيده الخ (بخارى 1/30).

Hadrat Ibn Abbas(Radiallahu anhu) reports in a lengthy hadith regarding the night which he spent by his maternal aunt Hadrat Maymoona (Radiallahu anha)…Nabi (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) awoke during the night, sat up and rubbed his eyes with his palms in order to remove the effects of sleep.

 

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