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00:00
10-25-2007, 03:43 PM
What a big waste!

Let's see how much an individual worships Allah if he is to live for 60 years and pray 5 times a day.

Fajr would take about 15 minutes,

Dhuhr would take about 20 minutes,

Asr would take about 10 minutes, Magrib would take about 15 minutes

and

Isha would take about 25 minutes.

That would on average equal to 1 hour and 45 minutes of worship everyday. Now, there are 30 days every month, so the person would worship about 43.5 hours per month. There are 12 months every year, so he would worship about 522 hours per year. Now, if he lives for 60 years then he had worshipped for 31,320 hours. To convert this total hours into years, it comes to about 3 years and 6 months!!!


So, a man living for 60 years have only spent 3.6 years in worshipping Allah in the form of Salah, that is also if he started praying before reaching the age of 1. What about the other 56 years of his life? In order to turn that into ibadah, we have to do everything according to Qur'an and Sunnah. For example, if we sleep according to sunnah then 20 years would be counted as ibadah which we spent sleeping (8 hours of sleep is 1/3 of a day. So, 1/3 of 60 years is 20 years!). Similarly, all other actions will be counted as ibadah if we do them according to Qur'an and Sunnah.

So, let us try to turn all our life into ibadah, rather than depending on prayers alone which won't even turn a fraction of our life into ibadah.
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NoName55
10-25-2007, 03:54 PM
every action of the righeous is part of worhip of Allah so a sixty yearold has worshipped Him since the day (s)he understood the concept
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Umm Hurairah
10-25-2007, 04:57 PM
Asalaamualaikum,

Subhan Allah. :'(

Jazakallah for posting akhi.
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Ghira
10-25-2007, 05:06 PM
Great point brother!!!

Only 3.6 years of worship if you actually pray for that many minutes. Mine is much lower than that, unfortunately. 20 years of sleep vs. 3.6 years of worship. :scared:

How about using restroom, eating, relaxing...

May ALlah (swt) bestow his mercy on us...ameen. That is the only way we can be accepted into His everlasting paradise.
Allahuma warhamna
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salman786
10-25-2007, 05:48 PM
Asalaamualaikum,

Subhan Allah.

Jazakallah for posting akhi.
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Kittygyal
10-25-2007, 09:02 PM
Salamualikum.

Subhan'Allaah!!... got me thinking man!
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Whatsthepoint
10-25-2007, 10:55 PM
How do you sleep according to sunnah?
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'Abd al-Baari
10-25-2007, 11:01 PM
:sl:

Do you mean how the Prophet S.A.W slept?
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MadeenJibreel
10-26-2007, 02:24 AM
Originally Posted by 00:00
What a big waste!

Let's see how much an individual worships Allah if he is to live for 60 years and pray 5 times a day.

Fajr would take about 15 minutes,

Dhuhr would take about 20 minutes,

Asr would take about 10 minutes, Magrib would take about 15 minutes

and

Isha would take about 25 minutes.

That would on average equal to 1 hour and 45 minutes of worship everyday. Now, there are 30 days every month, so the person would worship about 43.5 hours per month. There are 12 months every year, so he would worship about 522 hours per year. Now, if he lives for 60 years then he had worshipped for 31,320 hours. To convert this total hours into years, it comes to about 3 years and 6 months!!!


So, a man living for 60 years have only spent 3.6 years in worshipping Allah in the form of Salah, that is also if he started praying before reaching the age of 1. What about the other 56 years of his life? In order to turn that into ibadah, we have to do everything according to Qur'an and Sunnah. For example, if we sleep according to sunnah then 20 years would be counted as ibadah which we spent sleeping (8 hours of sleep is 1/3 of a day. So, 1/3 of 60 years is 20 years!). Similarly, all other actions will be counted as ibadah if we do them according to Qur'an and Sunnah.

So, let us try to turn all our life into ibadah, rather than depending on prayers alone which won't even turn a fraction of our life into ibadah.
:w:

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It's actually more than that (the Salah part): say you take Wudu for Dhuhr, then pray Dhuhr and are then thinking (waiting for 'Asr), no matter what you do (say you're working), as long as you're expecting the next Salah ('Asr in this case) you are in Salah, now that could be a few hours, thne comes Maghreeb, etc.

2. If you pray 'Isha in Jamaa, it's like you prayed Nawafeel half night long...

3. and if you also pray Fajr in Jamaa, it's like you prayed all night long...

4. If you take Wudu before you go to sleep, turn to your right side, put your right hand under your cheek and do Zikr before, it's 'Ibadah.

5. After you pray Fajr, you can take a nap, also 'Ibadah (if you feel tired and take a nap to rest your body and mind, then you're doing good), or if you read Qur'an, etc.

6. You go to work with a clean niyyah that you will, inshaAllah earn your salary in a Halaal way, also 'Ibadah.

7. Whenever you eat or drink, you eat according to Sunnah, also 'Ibadah

8. Your behaviour is like a behaviour of a Muslim should be, also 'Ibadah

etc.

So in fairness, we don't need to much to do to be in 'Ibadah 24/7, 7/52, bi Iznillah, it's achievable.
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MadeenJibreel
10-26-2007, 02:27 AM
Originally Posted by Whatsthepoint
How do you sleep according to sunnah?
Selected Hadith : Shamaa-il Tirmidhi.
Chapter : 38. The Sleeping Of Rasulullah.



038 : 242 : Hadith 001

Baraa Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports: "When Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam retired, he put his right hand under his right cheek, and recited this du'aa: Rabbi qini adhaa-baka yauma tub-a-thu 'ibaadaka.
Translation...

O Allah, save me from Your punishment on the day of qiyaamah".

Commentary
It is stated in the Hisn Haseen that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam recited this du'aa thrice. This has also been reported by 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud Radiyallahu 'Anhu in a narration. We find that this was the general Practice of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam, which many Sahaabah Radiyallahu 'Anhum had witnessed. Although Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam was sinless, he recited these types of du'aas (supplications) to express his humbleness and bond-manship. It is proper that a devoted worshipper asks only his creator, or this was done to educate the ummah. It is clear, from this hadith that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam slept on his right side. This was his noble practice. Therefore it is mustahab to sleep on the right side. A special benefit may be derived from this. The heart is on the left side of the chest, and by sleeping on the right side, the heart remains on the top side. One will not have a deep sleep, but will sleep lightly. If one sleeps on the left side, the heart will be at the bottom, which will result in a deep slumber. Some physicians have for this reason said, that it is good to sleep on the left side, because if one has a deep sleep, the food digest better. This is a fact. But there is a harm too, which has not be taken into consideration. If the heart is at the bottom, the weight of the whole body will be on it and this will affect it. The heart is one of the main organs of the body. Putting a little pressure on it may cause many diseases. Therefore, medically speaking, if it is good to sleep on the left, then too it is detrimental, from which one should at all times take precaution. In this respect, from the medical point of view it is important to sleep on the right side. Besides, sleeping on the right side reminds one of the grave. We have been commanded to remember death regularly. Many worldly and religious benefits are derived by constantly remembering death. One should constantly remember the breaker of all pleasures. The fact is this, how can one forget a thing that every being will experience which is sure to come and it is not known when it shall take place?




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038 : 243 : Hadith 002

Hudhayfah Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "When Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam lay down on a bed, he recited: Allahurmma bi-ith-mika a-mutu wa ahyaa.
Translation...

O Allah! In Thy name do I live and die".

When he awakened he recited this du'aa: Alhamdulillaahil ladhi ahyaanaa ba'da rnaa amaatana wa-ilayhin nushur.

Translation...

'Praise be to Allah Who restored unto us life, having caused us to die and unto Him shall be the Resurrection"'.

Commentary
Sleep is synonymous with death. That is why sleep has been linked to death, and waking with life. For this reason too one should sleep on the right side, as sleeping is an example of death. Because sleep is likened to death, and waking up is becoming alive again. The 'ulama have written, it is a thing that should be pondered upon, that, after dying in this manner on the day of qiyaamah one will be given life again. In reality Allah 'Ta'aala has made this world a little replica of the hereafter. An example of everything has been made in this world so that one may ponder and take heed of things to come. The life in this world is not more than a dream. A person is happy, affluent, possessing all types of luxuries and does not experience any sort of trouble. If this person sees in a dream that he is being taken to jail and flogged, and is experiencing all types of calamities, not realising that it is a dream, he is distressed, and crying too. Suddenly the eyes open and all the tranquillity and happiness returns. The troubles of this dream does not remain nor are its effects felt. In the same manner, this is the state of a pious person. All the difficulties that are experienced in this world, are like a dream. After opening the eyes when all the happiness is experienced, what effect shall the dream have? But imagine the opposite? If one is experiencing luxuries in a dream, then on awakening one finds oneself in jail with all its punishments, what taste shall remain of a sweet dream? If a detainee that is sentenced to hard labour, sees in a dream that he has become king of the worlds, but after awakening finds himself chained in the dark dungeons, of what benefit will this king-manship be to him? The Sahaabah Radiyallahu 'Anhum understood this, they pleasantly endured all hardships, remembering that this life is but like a dream. May the Almighty Allah through His Infinite Mercy also grant us this valuable treasure. His Mercy is widespread.




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038 : 244 : Hadith 003

'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha narrates: "Every night before Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam slept on his bed, he put together his hands (as in the du'aa) and blew on it and recited (the surahs of) AI-Ikhlaas (Qul huwauahu ahad), AI-Falaq (Qul a'udhu birabbil falaq), and An-Naas (Qui a'udhu birabbin naas) and wiped those parts of the body that he could (wherever the hand could reach). He began with the head, then the face and then the front part of his body. This was done thrice".
Commentary
The ahaadith state that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam recited different du'aas before he went to bed. He also recited different surahs and aayaat of the Qur-aan. It is reported from Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam that if one recites a portion of the Qur-aan before sleeping, an angel is appointed to protect one till one awakens. From the above hadith it is found that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam himself recited the three surahs mentioned. Besides these, it has been narrated that he recited the musabbihaat. i.e. those surahs that begin with Sabbaha, Yusabbibu, Subhaana etc. He also regularly recited the Surahs of (Alif Laam) Sajdah and Surah Mulk (Tabaarak). The ahaadith state that he also recited the Aayatul Kursi and the last two aayahs of Suratul Baqarah. A sahabi reports that, Sayidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam Advised him to recite Suratul Kaafirun (Qul yaa ayyuhal kaafirun) before retiring to bed. Besides these, other du'aas have been narrated that were read by Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam before sleeping. - Fathul Baari.




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038 : 245 : Hadith 004

Ibn 'Abbaas Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports: "Once Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam slept and began snoring. It was, the nature of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam that he snored, when he slept. Bilaal Radiyallahu 'Anhu gave the call to prepare for salaah. Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam awakened and performed the salaah. He did not perform the wudu". This hadith has a detailed incident.
Commentary
It is a peculiarity of the Ambiyaa that their wudu does not become invalid by sleeping. For this reason Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam did not perform wudu. Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam informed us of the reason. When the Ambiyaa sleep their hearts and minds do not sleep, only their eyes sleep. The dreams of the Ambiyaa are also revelations. They are protected from the influence of the shaytaan. The incident that Imaam Tirmidhi refers to took place at the House of the aunt of Sayyidina ibn 'Abbaas Radiyallahu 'Anhu. It will be discussed in the fifth hadith of the ensuing chapter. The subject was not relevant to this chapter, therefore the author omitted it here.




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038 : 246 : Hadith 005

Anas bin Maalik Radiyallahu'Anhu says: "When Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam went to bed, he recited this du'aa:
Alhamdulillaahil ladhi at'a-manaa wa-saqaanaa wa-kafaanaa wa-aa-waa-naa-fa-kam mim-mal laa kaafiya lahu wa-laa mu-wiya.

Translation...

'Praise be to Allah Who gave us food and drink, provided us sufficiently, and gave us (a place for) shelter! How many there are who have neither a provider nor a shelterer!'"

Commentary
The law of Allah is that when one leaves one's work to Allah, Allah Ta'aala also takes care and fulfils one's work through an unknown source. And whosoever keepeth his duty to Allah, Allah will appoint a way out for him. - Surah Talaq, 3.

And this is certainly completed on Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. Therefore the sufficing is of a complete nature. Thereafter, the more one relies and has trust in Allah, so much more does Allah fulfil one's needs. This has been mentioned in many ahaadith under different headings.

It is reported in a hadith: 'To whom poverty reaches and that person asks the people for rescue from starvation, then the persons needs are not fulfilled. If one puts forward one's request to Allah Ta'aala, then soon in someway or the other, that need is fulfilled'. In another hadith it is reported that Allah Ta'aala says: "O son of man. If you free yourself (from all things) for the sake of My worship. I will fulfil your needs and fill you with richness (from all wants). Otherwise I will fill your hearts with problems and I will not let your needs be fulfilled". Those who wait for their material needs to be fulfilled, so that they can spend their time for religious activities, should take heed from this. The only way to fulfil religious needs is to make oneself free from material needs, and concentrate on the path of Allah. The du'aa of the above hadith has been mentioned by Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam so that one may be reminded to express gratitude to Allah. It is important that everyone thank Allah according to one's capacity. The more one thanks Allah, the more one receives of His blessings. Allah Ta'aala says in the Qur-aan: "If ye give thanks, 1 will give you more..." - Surah Ebrahim, 7.

Allah Ta'aala has also commanded that one should remember those who are less fortunate, so that thanks may emit from the heart. How many people are there in the world who have no food and are starving? They do not have someone to aid them in their difficulties. How great is Allah Ta'aala's Mercy, that He has bestowed upon us such great bounties.




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038 : 247 : Hadith 006

Abu Qataadah Radiyallahu 'Anhu relates: "If Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam made an early journey-break in the last portion of the night on his travels, he slept on his right side. If he was staying there till before the morning, he lifted his right arm, put his head on it and slept".
Commentary
The reason being that if there was more time he lay flat and slept. His noble habit was to sleep on the right side. But if time was short, he lifted his arm and slept on it for a little while. In such circumstances he did not lie flat and sleep, as this might result in a deep slumber, and the time for the salaah would pass.




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MadeenJibreel
10-26-2007, 02:29 AM
Selected Hadith : Shamaa-il Tirmidhi.
Chapter : 45. Narrations Of The Bed Of Sayyidina Rasulullah.



045 : 311 : Hadith 001

'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha reports that the bed on which Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam slept was made of leather, in which was filled coir of the palm tree.
Commentary
The bed Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam used, was at times the one made of leather as stated in the above hadith, or at times was one that was made of canvas, as will be mentioned in the following hadith. At times it was only a mat made of palm leaves. This subject has been narrated in many ahaadith that when the Sahaabah Radiyallahu 'Anhum asked the permission to make a soft bed, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam used to reply: 'What do I have in common with worldly comforts. My example is that of a traveller who after walking, stops under the shadow of a tree for a while to rest, and after sitting a while continues on his way'. Sayyiditina 'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha says: 'Once a woman from the Ansaar came and saw that an 'abaa (cloak) was spread on the bed of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. She returned home and made a bed in which she filled wool, and sent it to me for Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. When Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam returned and saw the bed, he inquired, 'What is this?' I replied: 'A certain woman from the Ansaar came and after seeing the bed of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam she made and sent this bed'. Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said; 'Return it'. It looked good to me, and I did not feel like sending it back. Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam insisted that I send it back, and said: 'I swear an oath if I wish Allah Ta'aala will line up mountains of gold and silver for me'. On this saying of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam I returned the bed. Sayyidina 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: 'I once came to Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. He was resting on a mat made of palm leaves, the marks of which could be seen on the mubaarak body of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. After seeing this state I began to cry. Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam asked: 'What is the matter, why are you crying?' I replied: 'O Messenger of Allah, these Qaysars and Kisras sleep on beds of silk and velvet, and you on this palm mat'. Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said.' 'It is not a thing to cry about. For them is the world and for us the hereafter'. A similar incident once took place with Sayyidina 'Umar Radiyallahu 'Anhu when he came to Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam and this same type of question and answer took place. The detailed incident is mentioned in the Sahih Bukhaari.




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045 : 312 : Hadith 002

Imaam Muhammad AI-Baaqir Radiyallahu 'Anhu says that someone asked Ummul Mu'mineen 'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha: 'How was the bed of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam in your house?' She replied: 'It was made of leather, in which was filled the coir of the date palm'. Hafsah Radiyallahu 'Anha was asked how was the bed of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam in your house? She replied: 'It was a canvas folded into two, which was spread for Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam to sleep on. On one night I thought if I folded it into four and spread it, it would become softer. I folded it and spread it that way. In the morning Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam asked: 'What did you spread for me last night? I replied: 'It was the same bed, I only folded it into four so that it may become softer'. Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said: 'Leave it in its original form. Its softness deprived me of my prayers (tahajjud) at night'.
Commentary
It means that he could not wake up for tahajjud, or he may have awakened later than usual. One sleeps more soundly on a soft bed, and also for a longer period. If it is a rough and uneven bed, firstly, one will not sleep with ease; secondly, one will awaken quickly.




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