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    This is a unique and comprehensive collection of Beautiful Sunnah's which cover every aspect of our daily lives.

    It is absolutley crucial for us as muslims to revive the Sunnah and to impliment and practise it in EVERY aspect of our daily lives until our very last breath. By practising Sunnah's we are pleasing Allah in everything that we do because simply put Sunnah's are a revelation from Allah and it is exactly the way Allah wants us to live our daily lives. Therefore by practising the Sunnah's we are living our lives the way Allah wants us to and we are worshipping him in everything that we do.


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    Introduction


    Annas reported that Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “I have left among you two things you will never go astray as long as you hold fast to them: the Book of Allah and my Sunnah. (Haakim)

    As Almighty Allah has revealed in this verse: [Today I have perfected your religion for you and completed My blessing upon you, and I am pleased with Islam as a religion for you] (Al-Ma'idah 5:3), Islam is the final divine religion. Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is [the Messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets] (Al-Ahzab 33:40).

    The faithful learn the kind of moral values they need to display in order to attain the approval, compassion, and Paradise of Allah; what they must avoid and what they must abide by; what is lawful and what is forbidden; in short, all the details regarding the kind of life that will be pleasing to Allah from the Qur'an. Another mercy and blessing of our Lord for believers is the Sunnah of the Prophet

    The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is a blessed individual, whom Allah has sent as a role model for all people with his moral values:

    [You have an excellent model in the Messenger of Allah for all who put their hope in Allah and the Last Day and remember Allah much] (Al-Ahzab 33:21)

    The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is a role model for everyone with his faith, godliness, knowledge, and superior moral values. With his patience, trust in Allah, courage, devotion, closeness to Allah, justice, compassion, love, affection for believers, and foresight, he possessed moral values that are greatly admired by the faithful.

    All believers strongly desire and strive to possess these qualities to attain the moral model required by the the Qur'an. For all these reasons, all his words, decisions, recommendations, advice, and life —the Sunnah — represent a most valuable guide for all those who wish to understand and live by the Qur'an.

    Many verses of the Qur'an emphasize the importance of obeying the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and adhering to his path in. One of these reads:

    [Whoever obeys the Messenger has obeyed Allah. If anyone turns away, We did not send you [Muhammad] to them as their keeper.] (An-Nisaa' 4:80)

    The Sunnah is the interpretation, explanation of, and commentary on the Qur'an. Therefore, no believer, neither man nor woman, has any right to reject it:

    [When Allah and His Messenger have decided something, it is not for any man or woman of the believers to have a choice about it. Anyone who disobeys Allah and His Messenger is clearly misguided.] (Al-Ahzab 33:36)

    [Whatever the Messenger gives you, you should accept, and whatever he forbids you, you should forgo. Have fear [and respect] of Allah — Allah is severe in retribution.] (Al-Hashr 59:7)

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    40. General important Sunnah’s


    1. Wrong doing: If any news of a persons wrong doing reached Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) then he never said the name of the person like “What has happened to that person why are they indulging against such and such wrong.” but without mentioning the names of the person he would say it in general terms like for e.g. “What has happened to people that they are indulging in such and such wrong.” (Tirmidhi)

    2. When Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) walked: He never caused anyone to move from his path.

    When walking Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to lift his feet with so much vigour’s as if ascending a high place and when placing the feet on the ground he used to lower it in such a manner as if descending. (Tirmidhi)

    3. Whilst sneezing: Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would cover his face with his hand or cloth. (Tirmidhi)

    When you sneeze, and then say:


    (i) Alhamdu lillaah

    All praises and thanks are to Allah.

    Your companion should say:

    (ii) Yarhamukallaah

    May Allah have mercy upon you.

    When someone says Yarhamukallaah to you then you should say:

    (iii) Yahdeekumul-laahu wa yuslihu baalakum.

    May Allah guide you and set your affairs in order. (Al-Bukhari 7/125)

    4. On a very windy day: Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)would read the following:

    Allaahumma innee a’udhu bika minsharrimaa arsalthu feehaa

    “Oh Allah I seek refuge in you from the evil of that which you have sent in it”. (Tabarani)

    Also:

    Allaahumma 'innee 'as'aluka khayrahaa, wa 'a'oothu bika min sharrihaa.

    O Allah, I ask You for the good of it and seek refuge in You against its evil. (Abu Dawud 4/326, Ibn Majah 2/1228)

    Also at the time of heavy winds sit in the position of attahiyat and recite:

    اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْهَا رَحْمَةً وَلَا تَجْعَلْهَا عَذَابَاً اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْهَا رِيَاحَاً وَلَا تَجْعَلْهَا رِيحَاً

    Allaahummaj ‘al haa rahmathan walaa thaj ‘al haa ‘adhaaballaahummaj ‘al haa riyaa ha an walaa thaj ‘al haa riyaa

    "O Allah let it be a mercy and not a punishment. O Allah make it a beneficial and not a destructive wind". (Mishkat)

    If there is darkness with the heavy wind, recite Surah Falaq and Surah Naas. (Mishkat)
    The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: The Wind is of the Mercy of Allah. It brings mercy, and it brings torture. So when you see it, do not curse it, and ask Allah for its good, and solicit Allah's protection from its evil. (Abu Dawood and Ibn Mãjah)

    5. When yawning: it is Sunnah to prevent it as far as possible. (Bukhari)

    If the mouth cannot be kept closed despite making an effort to do so, and then place the back of the left hand over the mouth. While yawning, any sound should not be allowed to emanate as this is forbidden in the hadith. (Bukhar-Vol.2, pg.919, Muslim-Vol.2, pg. 412, 413)

    6. When hearing a good name: then to regard it as a good omen is Sunnah and to become pleased with this is also Sunnah. To regard anything as a bad omen is strictly prohibited. For example, when someone sneezes, to think that you will not succeed in your work or to regard the cawing of a crow or the sight of a monkey or the hooting of an owl as an indication of an impending calamity is baseless and a result of ignorance and incorrect beliefs and superstitions. In the same manner to regard someone as a means of bad luck or to regard any day as bad is a very evil act. (Mirqaat-Vol.9, pg. 2, 6. etc)

    7. When bidding farewell: to anyone to any person or group of people then Rasulallah read the following dua:


    Asthawdi’ullaaha deenakum wa amaa nathakum wa khawaa theema a’maa lakum

    “To Allah I hand your deen, your trust and the consequence (result) of your actions”. (Abu Dawood)

    8. At the onset of winter: Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would begin sleeping inside the house on a Friday night and similarly his sleeping outside the house in summer, would also commence on a Friday night. (Ibn- Asakir)

    9. When looking into the mirror say:

    اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ حَسَّنْتَ خَلْقِي فَحَسِّنْ خُلُقِي

    Allaahumma antha hassantha khalqee fahassin khulqee

    “Oh Allah, you have made perfect my body, so also make perfect my character.” (Darami)

    10. At the time of rain:

    اللَّهُمَّ صَيِّبَاً نَافِعَا



    Allaahumma Sayyibann Naafi’aa

    “O Allaah, (bring) beneficial rain clouds.” (Bukhari – Fathul-Bari 2/518)

    After it has rained:

    مُطِرْنَا بِفَضْلِ اللهِ وَ رَحْمَتِهِ



    Mutirnaa bifadhlillaahi wa rahmatihi

    “It has rained by the bounty of Allaah and His Mercy (Bukhari 1/205, Muslim 1/83)

    11. At the time of thunder:

    سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي يُسَبِّحُ الرَّعْدُ بِحَمْدِهِ وَالْمَلَائِكَةٌ مِنْ خِيفَتِهِ

    SubhanAllaahil ladhii yusabbihur ra’du bi hamdihi wal malaa-ikatu min kheefatihi

    “Glory is to Him Whom thunder and angels glorify due to fear of Him.”

    Whenever Abdullaah bin Zubair would hear thunder, he would abandon all conversation and say this supplication. (Muwatta 2/992)

    Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) also used to read at the time of thunder:

    اللَّهُمَّ لَا تَقْتُلْنَا بِغَضَبِكَ وَلَا تُهْلِكْنَا بِعَذَابِكَ وَعَافِنَا قَبْلَ ذَلِكَ

    Allahumma laa thaqthulnaa bighabika walaa thuhliknaa b’adhaa bika w’aa finaa qabla dhaalik

    “Oh Allah do not kill us in your anger, do not destroy us with your punishment, and grant us safety before that”. (Tirmidhi)

    12. Caring for orphans: It is narrated on the authority of Sahl bin Sa'd (RA) that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said: "I and the carer of the orphan are like this in paradise." He demonstrated with his finger and middle finger. (Al-Bukhari: 6005)


    13. Seeking knowledge: It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurraira (RA) that he said: The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: "Whosoever treads a path seeking knowledge on it, Allah will make easy for him a path to Paradise" (Muslim: 6853)


    14. Visiting one another for the sake of Allah: It is narrated on the authority of Abu
    Hurraira that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said: "A man visited a brother of his in another town and Allahappointed an angel to guard him on his way. When he came to him, theangel said, 'Where are you going?' He said, 'I am going to a brother of mine in this town.' He said, 'Do you have some property with him that you want to check on?' He said, 'No, it is only that I love him for the sake of Allah Almighty.' He said, 'I am the messenger of Allah to you to tell you that Allah loves you as you love this man for His sake.'" (Muslim 6549)


    15. Smiling: It is narrated on the authority of Abu Dharr (RA)that he said: The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said to me:"Never belittle anything from good deeds even if you meet your brother with a smiling face." (Muslim 6690)


    16. Announcing one's love for one's brother: It is narrated on the authority of al-Miqdaam bin Ma'deekarab that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said: "If one of you loves his brother, let him inform him that he loves him." [Ahmad 16303]


    17. Benefit of the doubt and thinking well of others: It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurraira the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said: "Beware of suspicion, Indeed suspicion is the most untruthful of speech." (Agreed upon: 6067 – 6536)

    18. Helping one's family with housework: It is narrated on the authority of Abu
    Hurraira (RA)that he said: I asked 'A’isha (RA) what the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)used to do in the house. She said: "He used to help with the housework and when it wastime to pray he would leave for the prayer." (Al-Bukhari: 676)


    19. Avoiding anger: It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurraira (RA) that a man said to the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam): "Advise me." He said: "Don't get angry." He repeated it a number of times. He said: "Don't get angry." (Al-Bukhari: 6116)


    20. Crying out of the fear of Allah: It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurraira (RA) that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said: "Seven,Allah will shade on the day there will no shade but His shade... [From them]...a man who remembers Allah in solitary and his eyes overflow with tears." (Agreed upon: 1031 – 660)


    21. Charity of posthumous effect (Sadaqah jaariyya): It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurraira (RA)that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: "The action of man stops when he dies except three things: continuous charity, knowledge that benefits or a pious child who prays for him." (Muslim: 4223)


    22. Building mosques: It is narrated on the authority of 'Uthmaan bin 'Affaan (RA) that he said when he listened to the opinion of the people (Which was not favourable) when he rebuilt the mosque of the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam): You have not been fair to me for I have heard the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)say: "He who built a mosque forAllah, the Exalted, Allah would build for him a house in Paradise." Bukayr said: I think he said: "While he seeks the pleasure of Allah." (Agreed upon: 450 - 553)



    23. Flexibility in buying and selling: It is narrated on the authority of Jaabir bin 'Abd- Allah (RA)that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said: "May Allah have mercy upon a man who is easy going when he sells, buys and is required." [Al-Bukhari: 2076]


    24. Removing harm from the road: It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurraira (RA) that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said: "When a man walk in a street, finds a thorny branch on the path, putsit aside, thanks Allah for it, He will forgive him." (Muslim: 4940)


    25. Charity: It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurraira (RA) that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said: "Whoever gives a sack of dates from pure earning in charity - and Allah only accepts the pure - Allah will accept it with His right and cause it to grow for it giver, just like one of you let a foal to grow, until it becomes like a mountain." (Agreed upon: 1410 – 1014)


    26. Killing domestic lizards (Wazghah): It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurraira (RA)who said the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said: "Whoever kills a domestic lizard with the first blow will have one hundred good deeds written for him, and if on the second less than that, and if on the third less than that." (Muslim 8547)



    27. Prohibition to narrate everything one hears: It is narrated on the authority of Hafs bin 'Aasim (RA) who said the Messenger of Allah(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam): "It is sufficient as a sin for an individual to narrate everything he hears." (Muslim 7)



    28. Intending reward by spending on family: It is narrated on the authority of Abu
    Mas'ood al-Badri (RA) that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said: "If the Muslim spends upon his family expecting reward for it, it is charity by him" (Muslim 2322)


    29. For protection day and night recite the following:

    لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدَ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ.

    "La ilaha illallahu wah-dahu la sharika lahu; lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa-hawa’ala kulli shay’in qadir."

    There is no God but Allah, alone, without any partner, His kingdom, and His is the praise, and He has power over all things.

    100 times in the morning provides protection till the evening. (Bukhari & Muslim)
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    Dua for a person troubled by thoughts of kufr (disbelief) and sin


    It is Sunnah to recite the following dua when experiencing thoughts of kufr (disbelief) and sins:

    Aamantu Billaahi warusulihee and عُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ A’oodhu Billaah-i-Minash – Shaithaanir Rajeem (Mirqaat-Vol.1, pg. 137)
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    Sunnah of Pondering over the creations and greatness of Allah


    1. Another Sunnah is that one should not ponder about the being of Almighty Allah instead one should ponder over the greatness and creation of Allah Ta’ala.

    2. The pondering and reflecting mentioned in the Ayat. Refers to pondering and reflecting over His creation, not over His being. (Masaail-e-Sulook from Bayaanul Qur’an)
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    A few important teachings of Islam


    1. Whosoever has obeyed Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has (in reality) obeyed Allah Ta’ala. (Surah 5, Verse. 8)


    2. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said:“The one who does not show mercy to our young and does not respect our old, nor does he advise people to do good and prevent them from doing evil is not from amongst us.” (Tirmidhi)


    3. “Anyone who causes harm to wealth or body or any Muslim brother or deceives him is accursed.” (Tirmidhi)


    4. “Live in the world like a traveller.” (Bukhari)


    5. “A true Muslim is one whom other Muslims are safe from the harm of his tongue and hand.” (Bukhari)


    6. “The punishment for the disobedience towards parents afflicts one in this world as well.” (Mishkaat)

    Persistence on a righteous action even if small: It is narrated on the authority of 'A’isha (RA) that she said: The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)was asked what action is most beloved to Allah. He said: "The most constant even if small." [Agreed upon: 6465 - 1828]


    7. “Appreciate five things before five.”

    Youth before old age; Good health before sickness; Prosperity before poverty; Free time before becoming pre-occupied and Life before death. (Tirmidhi)
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    41. Sunnah's of Marriage


    Sunnah’s of Nikah


    1. A Sunnah Nikah is that which is simple, wherein there are no formalities, nor are there any disputes pertaining to the dowry etc. (Mishkaat)

    2. Nikah should never be delayed beyond the right age

    3. There should not be an engagement first and then a Nikah. Engagements have no place in Islam and are forbidden.

    Note: When some Muslim couples get engaged they think it is ok for them to be in contact verbally and even physically. It should be borne in mind that firstly there is no such thing as engagements in Islam and secondly an engagement is not a Nikah and is not permission for the man and women to start having relations together.

    If a couple will start off their lives together in a forbidden way then is that the best way to start off ones life together? Couples should do what they can to make sure they make Allah as happy as possible and not gain his wrath by doing forbidden and shameful acts before marriage.

    4. Nikah should never be delayed unnecessarily.

    5. It is Sunnah to seek a pious and righteous person for marriage and to send a proposal to such a person. (Mishkaat-Vol.2, pg.267-narrated from Abu Hurraira)

    Note: In present day societies there are customs and traditions of that which are contrary to Sunnah such as engagements, mendhi parties and all sorts of other acts which are contrary to Islamic beliefs which involve intermingling of the sexes, Music and dancing.

    Weddings have become occasions of stress and the cause of debt as they get bigger and bigger. This is not what marriage is supposed to be. Marriage is a sacred act and one should be very careful to avoid these evils and to make Allah happy in the beginning of ones married life together.

    6. To have the Nikah on Friday in a Masjid and to have Nikah in the month of Shawwaal is Sunnah and preferable. (Mirqaat- Vol.6 pg.210 and 217)

    7. To announce the Nikah to the people. (Mishkaat- Vol.2, pg.272)

    8. One should call close family, friends and relatives to the Nikah. No special pains should be taken in gathering people from far off places to attend the Nikah.

    One should not worry about losing respect because of inviting less people. Is our respect compared to that of Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) ? Then why should one feel this why? This is mere proud and boasting and Allah dislikes the arrogant and boastful.

    Note: It is forbidden to hold engagement and mendhi parties.

    9. Rasulallah's (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) daughter Fatima (RA) had such a simple wedding and that is how all Muslims should have their weddings for the simpler the better.

    10. It is also Sunnah to fix the amount of Mahr (dowry) according to one’s means. (Mishkaat- Vol.2, pg.272)

    11. When the time of Salaah comes then the wife and husband should not remain seated but swiftly go and pray the Salaah.


    Sunnah’s of Walimah


    1. After the first night, to invite one’s friends, relatives, family and the poor for the Walimah is Sunnah. It is not necessary to prepare a great amount of food. A little food prepared according to one’s means and feed a few relatives or friends will suffice in fulfilling the Sunnah. The worst Walimah is that Walimah where only the rich and the irreligious are invited and the poor, destitute and the pious are left out. One should avoid attending such Walimah. (Bukhari- Vol.2, pg. 778)

    2. It is Sunnah for the bridegroom’s side to conduct the Walimah

    3. When hosting a Walimah make the intention of fulfilling the Sunnah. Invite the poor, destitute and the pious. One may invite from the rich whomsoever one wishes while ensuring that the poor are not left out. There is no reward for that Walimah which is hosted for show or to impress people. Instead, it is feared that such a Walimah will invite the wrath and displeasure of Allah Ta’ala.


    Sunnah’s regarding Conjugal relations


    Intercourse is necessary for humans without which life becomes very difficult. Almighty Allah has kept reward for those who satisfy their sexual desires legitimately as in with their marriage partners. Sexual relations outside of marriage is a major sin and will gain the displeasure, anger and wrath of Allah upon the persons whom indulge in these forbidden acts outside of marriage.


    On the authority of Abu Dharr (RA) : Some of the companions of the messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said :" O Messenger of Allah, the affluent have made off with the rewards, they pray as we pray they fast as we fast, and they give away in charity the superfluity of their wealth." He said:" Has not Allah made things for you to give away in charity? Every tasbihah (Subhaanallah) is a charity, every takbirah (Allaahu Akbar) is a charity, every tahmidah (Alhamdulillah)is a charity, and every tahlilah (Laa ilaaha illallaah) is a charity, to enjoin a good action is a charity, to forbid an evil action is a charity, and in the sexual act of each of you there is a charity." They said: "O Messenger of Allah, when one of us fulfils his sexual desire will he have some reward for that?" He said: "Do you not think that were he to act upon it unlawfully he would be sinning? Likewise, if he has acted upon it lawfully he will have a reward."(Muslim)


    1. On the first night when one is in seclusion with one’s wife, one should take hold of the forehead and recite this dua:

    اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَهَا وَخَيْرَ مَا جَبَلْتَهَا عَلَيْهِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّهَا وَشَّرَّ مَا جَبَلْتَهَا عَلَيْهِ

    Allahumma inni asaluka khairaha wakaira ma jabaltaha alaihi waoudhubika min sharriha washarri ma jabaltaha alaih

    “O Allah, I ask you for the good that is in her and the benefits of her good habits and character. I seek your protection from the harms of her evil habits and character.” (Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah)


    2. BismillahAllahumma jinnib nash shaitana wajannibish shaitana ma radhaqtana

    “I commence this act in the name of Allah. O Allah, protect us from Shaytaan and keep Shaytaan away from that child that you will grant us. The child that will be born after this dua has been recited will be safeguarded from the harm of Shaytaan”. (Bukhari- Vol.2, pg. 776, Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah)

    3. To have sexual relations ONLY with ones wife. (Muslim, Ibn Majah)

    4. Intercourse should not be conducted on an empty stomach, or on a stomach which is too full nor with the urge for relieving oneself. (Tahfatun – Nikah)

    5. There should be complete privacy when husband and wife are having relations. It should not be enjoyed in the presence of babies unless they are asleep. (Ibid)

    6. A sheet or blanket should be used to cover both partners whilst having intercourse. (Ibid)
    For the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: "Verily Allah is modest and discreet and He likes modesty and discretion."(Related by Ahmad, Al-Tirmidhi, and Abu Dawud)

    7. The couple should not face the Qiblah whilst having intercourse (Ibid)

    8. To make Miswaak before intercourse (Ibid)

    9. Not to talk whilst in the act of intercourse (Ibid)

    10. Intercourse should not be had only for the intention of fulfilling ones carnal desires but for the following intentions:

    (a) To safeguard oneself lustful gaze, adultery and forbidden acts
    (b) For the purpose of procreation
    (c) To fulfil the rights of the wife

    By having these intentions one will also fulfil ones desires as well as gain rewards from Allah (Ibid)

    11. If the urge of sexual intercourse occurs more than once between each act of intercourse then it would be best to make Ghusl, otherwise Wudhu will suffice and if not then at least isthinja (washing privates with water) (Jamul- Fawaid)

    The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:

    "If one of you had intercourse with his wife and then wants to come to her again, it is better for him to perform ablution, for it gives him vigour to come again." (Related by Muslim)

    12. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:

    "One of you should not fall upon his wife like the animal does, let there be a messenger between them.’ He was asked: ‘And what is the messenger?He said: ‘Kissing and talking.’" (Related by Al-Daylami)

    This indicates that the man should seek to satisfy his wife’s desires as she satisfies his.

    13. They are free to have intercourse anytime they wish, but moderation is advised and sexual activity should not become an obsession as it may take over other activities of life. Having intercourse on the night before Friday is desirable as the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said:

    "Whoever makes Ghusl on Friday to clean himself from janaabah (impurity due to having intercourse), then left for prayer, it is as if he offered a camel in sacrifice." (Related by Al-Bukhari)

    14. It is best to make Ghusl each time but it is permissible to have one Ghusl at the end (If one has intercourse more than once in a session) (Mishkaat)

    15. After sexual relations it is compulsory to have a bath (Ghusl) and it is best to have bath before sleeping (Bukhari)

    Note: One is only permitted to remain in the state of janaabah until Subho Sadiq (Dawn). One should make Ghusl before sleeping if there is a danger of missing Fajr Salaah, as it may be difficult to do when waking up for Fajr and there may not be enough time to make Ghusl at that time.

    16. If one perspires whilst in the state of janaabah then the perspiration is Paak (clean) and it does not make the clothes or anything that ones perspiration has touched unclean, however the semen is napaak (unclean) so anything the semen touches must be washed. (Muwatta)

    17. Only those parts that the semen had stained will be unclean and the rest of the garment will be clean (Abu Dawud)

    Note: However if it is unsure which parts of the clothing the semen had stained or if there are doubts then it is better to wash all of the clothing.

    18. If any of the chaste wives of Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) eyes pained, he did not have intercourse with them until they recovered from such an ailment.


    Other Prohibited Acts the Couple Must Avoid


    19. It is unlawful for them to speak about (or otherwise mention) anything that happened between them in intimacy. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:

    Among those who will be in the worst position in Allah’s sight on the Day of Resurrection is the man who has intercourse with his wife, and she with him, and then he spreads her secret." (Related by Muslim)

    20. It is strictly unlawful for the couple to engage in sodomy, as the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:

    Cursed is the one who comes to his wife in her anus." (Related by Ahmad and Abu Dawud)

    A man asked Ibn Abbas (RA) about one engaging in sodomy with his wife and Ibn Abbas (RA) said:


    "This man is asking me about Kufr."


    21. It is forbidden for the husband to have intercourse with his wife during her menstruating period and childbirth bleeding, as Almighty Allah says:

    "They ask you concerning menstruation. Say: that is an Adha (a harmful thing for a husband to have a sexual intercourse with his wife while she is having her menses), therefore keep away from women during menses and go not unto them until they have purified (from menses and have taken a bath)…" (Al-Baqarah 2:222)

    Note: It is permitted to sleep with, fondle love and caress her but she must keep her body covered from the navel to the knee in order to prevent any possibility of sexual intercourse. Whilst ones wife is menstruating then one can use any part of her body to enjoy apart from between her navel and knee. Having intercourse with ones wife when she is menstruating is a major sin and it is necessary to repent and better to give Sadaqah (Charity)

    22. Not to think of or fantasize about any other person besides one’s wife whilst having intercourse. To think of any other person during intercourse is tantamount to zina (adultery). (Ibid)

    Final Note: The woman should not voluntarily fast, before asking permission from her husband, as this deprives him from having intercourse with her. This of course excludes the obligatory fasting such as Ramadan, or when she has to make up for the days she did not fast during Ramadan.
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    Some important Sunnah’s of conducting business

    42. Some important Sunnah’s of conducting business


    1. Trade was the only occupation which Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)was known to have taken up.

    Note: Patience, humility, tolerance and the habit of talking gently and unprovocatively are essential for successfully conducting business.

    2. Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)was once asked which the best occupation to engage in is. He replied, "Trade and work which is done with one's own hands." (Tabarani)

    3. One must always be honest in all one's business dealings. (Tabarani)

    4. An honest and truthful businessman shall be in the shade of the throne of Allah. (Al-Isbihani)

    5. One must not break one's promises.

    6. One must not condemn the goods that one seeks to purchase.

    7. One must not unduly praise or exaggerate one's goods when selling them.

    8. One must not evade payment of one's debt - or even prolong its payment.

    9. One must not put pressure on the person who owes one money.

    10. One must assist others who seek to enter into business and trade.

    11. Almighty Allah's mercy descends on one who is gentle at the time of buying, selling, and requesting payment. (Tirmidhi)

    12. One should never allow greed to drive one to inflate prices with a view to making larger profits as every person shall receive his sustenance which is ordained for him / her.

    13. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said that whosoever enters a business market or area and recites the following:

    لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدَ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ.
    Laa 'illaha 'illallahu wahdahu la shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa 'alaa kulli shay'in Qadeer

    "There is none worthy of worship but Allah who is alone (and) He has no partner, His is the Kingdom and for Him is all praise, He gives life and causes death, in His hand is all good and He has power over everything."

    Almighty Allah will record one million good deeds, forgive one million sins, elevate the status a million times and build a house for him in Jannah. (Mishkaat)

    14. Our Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said that Almighty Allah proclaims:"I am a one third partner of a two man partnership until one of them acts dishonestly to his partner, and, in such event, I then leave them."

    15. Hadhrat Umar (RA) declared: "Only he who has knowledge of the Islamic business laws shall trade in our business area."

    16. Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said that he who cheats (when buying or selling) is not of us and the one who swindles, embezzles or indulges in any fraudulent conduct shall be in the fire.

    17. Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said whosoever sells a defective product without disclosing its defect to the purchaser, shall earn the permanent anger of Almighty Allah and the angels continuously curse such a person.

    18. To sell / weigh less (of a product) than the intending purchaser is entitled to is a major sin. Prophet Muhammad has said that other nations, before us, have perished because of this sin.

    19. Our Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has exhorted that we should refrain from taking qasms (oath) unnecessarily for although it helps in the sale of one's products, it reduces the blessings (barakah).

    20. Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said:"Whosoever accepts returned products, Almighty Allah will wipe-out his punishment.

    21. Hadhrat A’isha (RA) reports that our Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said that one should seek sustenance early at dawn as there are blessings during that time.

    22. Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said that we should seek sustenance with ease (i.e., we should not overdo the search (for profits) since each person shall receive what has been ordained for him). Business should never become the be all and end-all of our lives. Rather, it should be a means to a better Islamic life where all obligations are fulfilled.

    23. Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said that whoever buys stolen goods, knowing such goods to have been stolen, becomes a party to the act of theft.

    24. Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said,"That body shall not enter Jannah (immediately) which has been nourished with haraam. (Ahmad)

    25. Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said that to evade the paying of zakaat will cause wealth to perish.

    26. Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has prohibited the sale of that which one does not possess.

    27. It is haraam to indulge in the sale of haraam items / products.

    28. The giving, taking, writing down or even becoming a witness to the concept of interest transactions are forbidden (haraam).

    29. Our Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said that it is an act of cruelty to harass one's debtors.

    30. One's employees (workers) should be treated with respect and consideration.

    31. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)was once overheard making the dua:“I seek refuge in Allah from kufr and debts.”

    32. A Sahaabie (RA) hearing this enquired: “Oh Rasulallah are you equating the notion of debts to kufr? Our beloved Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)replied, “Yes”. (Nisaa’i)

    33. Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said,"Debts owing (to somebody) is Allah's flag in this world. Whomsoever Allah wishes to disgrace, he places this "flag" of debt on them."

    34. Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said it is permissible to belittle and disgrace that debtor who has the means of paying and does not fulfil his debt. (Hakim)

    35. Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said that whosoever borrows with the intention of usurping another's wealth, Allah destroys that person (the borrower). (Bukhari)

    36. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said that seeking halaal livelihood is compulsory (Fard) after the other compulsory acts (Faraa’id) - like Salaah, fasting in Ramadhaan, Zakaah, hajj etc


    The above hadith clearly indicates the following:

    (a) That to earn wealth is a responsibility upon that person who is in need (I.e. the person who does not have the necessities of life either for himself or his dependants).

    (b) If one has the means of providing for oneself and those under one’s care without working, then it is not compulsory for such a person to work.

    (c) Work should not hamper or hinder one from fulfilling one’s Islamic obligations like Salaah, fasting in Ramadan etc
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    Sunnah’s pertaining to sickness and cure

    43. Sunnah’s pertaining to sickness and cure


    1. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said that every sickness has a cure. (Muslim)

    2. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)used to resort to treatment himself when he fell ill and he also encouraged others to have treatment (when ill) saying: “Allah has sent down sickness and for each sickness there is a cure except one”.

    3. When asked which one Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)replied: “Old age”. (Tirmidhi)

    4. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)used to advise the patient to employ the services of a skilful and proficient doctor. He also advised the sick to control their diet (I.e. not to eat those things which shall have an adverse effect on one’s health). (Zaadul Ma’ad)

    5. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said that Allah has not put a cure for us in forbidden (haraam) things. (Ibid)

    6. Our Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)did not set any specific day or time for visiting the sick but rather he used to visit them whenever he found the opportunity to do so. (Ibid)

    7. One should, whilst visiting the sick refrain from making a noise but (the visitor) should rather do so quietly and with dignity. One should also not stay for too long, when doing so. (Mishkaat)

    8. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)used to position himself close to the patient when visiting him and sit by his head side and ask the patient: “How are you feeling?” (Ibid)

    9. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)used to place his hands on the patients head when visiting them. (Hisn)

    10. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has stated that one should as far as possible give the patient whatever they ask for as long as the item requested is not harmful to the patient. (Ibid)

    11. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said that when visiting a patient one should try to make them happy (for example one could say: “Inshallah, you still have long to live.” This of course shall not affect what is pre-destined for the patient but it will make him feel comforted). (Tirmidhi)


    12. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)would sometimes place his blessed hand on the patient’s forehead and then pass his hand over the patient’s chest and stomach whilst making the following dua:

    “Oh Allah give him Shifa (Cure)”

    At times Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to tell the patient:

    “There is nothing to worry about. Insha-Allah everything will be alright.”

    Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to sometimes say to the patient:“This sickness is a kaffarah, an expiation (wiping off, or cleansing) of sins”. (Zaadul Maad)

    13. Hadhrat A’isha (RA) reports that whenever any of them fell sick then Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)used to pass his hands over them whilst reciting:

    أَذْهِبِ الْبَأْسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ وَاشْفِ أَنْتَ الشَّافِي لَا شِفَاءَ إِلَّا شِفَاؤُكَ شِفَاءٌ لَا يُغَادِرُ سَقَمَاً

    Allaahumma azhibi b’asa rabbannaasi washfi anthashaafee laa shifaa a illaa shifaa uka shifaa allaa yughaadiru saqama

    “Oh Allah, Oh Sustainer of all people (Mankind), remove the difficulty and grant the cure. You alone can grant cure and there is no cure and recovery besides Your cure. Grant such a cure which leaves no trace of illness.” (Muslim)

    14. When Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)used to fall ill himself then he used to recite the four “Qul’s” whilst passing his hands over his own blessed body and after reading he used to blow on his own body. (Muslim)


    15. For pain: To place ones hands on the place from where the pain is coming from and to recite seven times, the following dua after having reading “Bismillah” three times:



    (i) Bismillaah.

    With the Name of Allah (three times).

    Then say:

    (ii) 'A'oothu billaahi wa qudratihi min sharri maa 'ajidu wa 'uhaathiru.

    I seek refuge in Allah and in His Power from the evil of what I find and of what I guard against. (Muslim 4/1728)

    16. For sores and wounds: To take saliva on the index finger and place it on a sandy ground and read the following:

    Bismillahi turbatu arzina bi riqati bazina li yushfa saqimuna bi izni rabbina

    In the name of Allah, This is the soil of our land mixed with the saliva of one amongst us so that we may cure our patient with the command and permission of Allah. (Zaadul Maad)

    17. Whoever in a state of illness read the following forty times then he should recover, his sins shall be forgiven and should he die he shall be granted the reward of a martyr.

    لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

    Laa ilaaha illah antha subhaanaka innee kunthu minadhaalimeen

    And if he were to read the following then he shall be saved from the fire of hell:


    Laa ilaaha illallaahu Allaahu Akbar, laa ilaaha illallaahu wahdahu laa shareekalahu, laa ilaaha illallaahu, lahul mulku walahulhamdu, laa ilaaha illallaahu, walaa hawla walaa quwatha illah billah (Ibn Majah)



    18. One should sincerely make the following dua during sickness:

    Allahummar zuqnee sha’aadathan feesabeelika wa ja’al mawthee bi baladi rasoolik

    “Oh Allah, grant me martyrdom whilst striving in your path and make me die in the city of your Rasul ” (Madinah). (Hisn)

    19. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said that for some believers Allah sets such a high position in the hereafter that he cannot reach it by means of actions in this world.

    In such event, Almighty Allah involves him in pain either through illness or loss of wealth or anguish on account of his children and then Allah grants him the ability to make Sabr (Patience) so that he becomes entitled to such a high position in Jannah. (Abu Dawud)

    Note: the above should be remembered whenever one is faced with any difficulties and hardships. It shall lessen the anguish and pain.


    20. Severe Trials for those firm in their Religion

    Narrated Sa'd (RA) When Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)was asked which people suffered the greatest affliction, he replied, "The prophets, then those who come next to them, then those who come next to them. A man is afflicted in keeping his religion. If he is firm in his religion his trial is severe, but if there is weakness in his religion it is made light for him, and it continues like that till he walks on the earth having no sin." (Tirmidhi 1562, Ibn Majah and Darami transmitted it)

    21. Patience during sickness

    Narrated 'Ata bin Abi Rabah (RA): Ibn 'Abbas (RA) said to me, "Shall I show you a woman of the people of Paradise?" I said, "Yes." He said, "This black lady came to the Prophet and said, 'I get attacks of epilepsy and my body becomes uncovered; please invoke Allah for me.' The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said (to her), 'If you wish, be patient and you will have (enter) Paradise; and if you wish, I will invoke Allah to cure you.' She said, 'I will remain patient,' and added, 'but I become uncovered, so please invoke Allah for me that I may not become uncovered.' So he invoked Allah for her." (Bukhari 7:555)

    Narrated Abu Umamah (RA) : The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)stated that Allah, who is Blessed and Exalted, said "Son of Adam, if you show endurance and seek your reward from me in the first affliction, I shall be pleased with no lesser reward than Paradise for you." (Al-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah transmitted it.)

    22. Seek supplication from a Sick person

    Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,"When you visit a sick person tell him to make supplication for you, for his supplication is like that of the angels." (Ibn Majah)

    23. Recite Four Quls when ill:

    Ayesha stated that when Prophet Mohammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)was ill, he used to recite the four Qul’s, blow on his hands and pass them over on the back and front. He also recited these surahs, blew on his hands and passed them over his body during his fatal illness. (Bukhari, Muslim)

    24. Read Qur'an when Sick

    The Noble Qur'an – Sura Al-Isra 17:82
    And We send down from the Qur'an that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism and act on it), and it increases the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers) nothing but loss.

    25. Rewards for those Afflicted

    Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah (RA) : Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,"On the Day of Resurrection, when people who have suffered affliction are given their reward, those who are healthy will wish their skins had been cut to pieces with scissors when they were in the world." (Tirmidhi)

    The ailment is intensified for the righteous. Whenever a believer is afflicted with a hardship, be it a thorn or more, a sin is taken off him because of it, and he is elevated on level (in Jannah [Paradise]). (Ahmad)

    A traveller's or sick person's deeds are recorded in accordance with what he used to do when he was resident or well. (Bukhari)

    26. Ruqyah: Ruqyah (plural: ruqa) is du'a or Dhikr used for protection or cure.

    'Awf Bin Malik al-Ashjai said to the Prophet, "O Allah's Messenger! We used to apply ruqa during Jahliyyah (days of ignorance). What do you think of that?" He replied: "Present your ruqa to me. There is nothing wrong with them as long as they do not involve shirk." (Muslim)

    Abu Sa'id al-Khudri (RA) reported that Jibril came to the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)and said, "O Muhammad, are you sick?" He replied, "Yes." He said:

    "Bismillahi arqik, min kulli shay'in yu'thik, min sharri kulli nafsin aw 'ayni Hasid

    With Allah's Name I shelter you (give you Ruqyah), from all that ails you, from the evil of every soul, or that of the envious eyes. May Allah cure you; with Allah's Name I shelter you." (Muslim)
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    44. Sunnah’s of the tongue


    1. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said:“Whosoever guarantees the protection of his tongue and private parts, and then I shall be a guarantee for his entry into Jannah”. (Mishkaat)

    2. In another hadith our Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said:“The tongue and the private parts are the two main things that lead man to hell”. (Mishkaat)

    Note: From these two ahadith it becomes clear of how important it really is that one controls one’s tongue and safeguards it from sin. If one safeguards his tongue and private parts then Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has promised them salvation.

    The following is a list of sins of the tongue which one should refrain from so one can save oneself from destruction.

    Sins of the Tongue:

    1. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said: “When man speaks lies, then the angels of mercy, due to the foul smell emanating from his mouth go a mile away (from the liar).” (Mishkaat)

    2. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)forbade the calling of a child by falsely promising him something: e.g. a mother’s calling a child with words. “Come and take this” (Whilst she has nothing in her hand). Rasulallah has said that to do so would result in a lie being written down for the person on their account.

    3. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said: “That person who falsely claims ownership of anything which is not his is like a person who has worn two garments (of lies)” (Mishkaat) I.e. from head to toe he has covered himself in lies.

    4. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has forbidden a person from being harsh and abusive. Some Jews sought permission to see Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)and they greeted him with the words “Assamu Alaikum”, instead of “Asalaamu Alaikum”. The meaning of the former words is “death be upon you” instead of the traditional Islamic greeting which means “Peace be upon you”. Hadhrat A’isha (RA) hearing this replied: “Upon you be death and curse.” Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) stopped her and said it is sufficient to say”and upon you too.”

    5. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has prohibited from cursing one another and has also prohibited women from being ungrateful to their husbands.

    6. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said: “Whosoever curses one another when such curse does not befit that person; such a curse then falls upon the one who cursed”. (Tirmidhi)

    7. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said:“Those who curse shall not be given permission on that day of Qiyaamah to intercede”. (Muslim)

    8. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has prohibited swearing at one another. (Muslim)

    9. Rasulallah has said: “The sin of those who swear at one another is upon that person who commenced (such swearing) as long as the other person does not exceed or out swear the first person”. (Mishkaat)

    10. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said that amongst the major sins is to swear at one’s parents. (Muslim)

    11. The Noble Qur’an prohibits us from swearing even at the idols of the Mushriks (Idolaters):
    “And do not swear those that call upon deities besides Allah (i.e. the idols), for they (the mushrikeen) will swear Allah out of enmity (and retribution), without having knowledge.” (Surah An’aam Aayat 108)

    12. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has prohibited us from swearing at the dead and thus cause harm to the living. (Tirmidhi)

    Note: Apart from using harsh and vulgar words, swearing also includes mild words like calling someone “a Donkey, or miser”, etc or implying that they are fat, or ugly or have a big nose or ears etc anything which may cause another hurt is a sin and one should ask the person whom one caused hurt to for forgiveness lest they get revenge on the day of judgement by taking ones good deeds or putting their bad deeds onto the account of the insulter.

    13. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said: “Whosoever calls another kaafir (non believer) or enemy of Allah, or sinner and such an insult does not apply or befit the one who is insulted then such an insult applies to the one who insulted in the first places”. (Mishkaat)

    14. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said: “That person who sows discord (Creates friction or starts trouble or a fight) between people by carrying rumours or tales is the worst of Allah’s slaves”.

    15. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said: “An offensive take bearer shall not enter Jannah.”

    16. “Gheebat” – Backbiting (I.e. speaking bad of another in his absence is life eating the flesh of ones dead brother:

    Almighty Allah says in the Holy Quran:

    O you who have believed, avoid much suspicion, for some suspicions are sins. Do not spy, nor should any one backbite the other. Is there any among you who would like to eat the flesh of his dead brother?' Nay, you yourselves abhor it. Fear Allah, for Allah is Acceptor of repentance and All-Merciful. (49:12)

    17. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said:“Gheebat (Backbiting) is worse than adultery.” (Mishkaat)

    18. One should refrain from:

    (a) Imitating another’s fault
    (b) Pointing out another’s fault
    (c) Writing out another’s fault
    As all of these are tantamount to Gheebat (Backbiting)

    19. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said:“Allah shall help in the world and the hereafter, that person who defends the one who is backbitten.” (Mishkaat)

    20. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said:“Allah shall take to task in this world and in the hereafter, that person who (despite having the ability to defend one who is backbitten) did not do so.” (Mishkaat)

    21. It is haraam (forbidden) to listen to Gheebat (backbiting)

    22. Those who backbite shall in the hereafter themselves peel the flesh and skin off their faces and chest with copper nails. (Mishkaat)

    23. It is necessary to ask for forgiveness of one whom one has spoken ill about or even heard another speaking ill about. If one is unable to meet such person then one should personally request his forgiveness by writing to him. If the person that one harmed has passed away then one should seek forgiveness in abundance on his behalf, from Almighty Allah.

    24. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has prohibited from accusing another falsely (or without proof or evidence). (Mishkaat)

    25. It is prohibited to find fault with another’s height or physical appearance or his manner of speaking – even though such disabilities exist within such person.

    26. Hadhrat A’isha (RA) narrates that she told Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)that it is enough for her to say (Concerning Saffiyah ) that she is very short. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)stopped her saying: “If what you have said now is mixed with the waters of the ocean then it would spoil such water.” (Abu Dawud)

    27. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has prohibited praising another in his presence. (Mishkaat)

    28. Rasulallah (RA)has said: If anyone has to praise another then one should add (after such praise) that Allah alone knows the true conditions and Allah alone shall take account (in Qiyaamah).” (Mishkaat)

    29. Rasulallah (RA)has said:“When a kaafir or a sinner is praised then Allah gets angry.” (Baihaqi)

    30. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said that taking false oaths is a major sin. (Mishkaat)

    31. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said that whosoever has taken a qasm (oath) of Allah and then included in his talk a falsehood equivalent to the wing of a mosquito then such a qasm shall become a black spot in his heart which shall stay until Qiyaamah. (Tirmidhi)

    32. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said:“Whosoever obtains the wealth of his brother by means of false oaths is making his abode in Hell.” (Attargheeb)

    33. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said:“The taking of false oaths (Qasm) has been likened to joining partners to Allah.” (Mishkaat)

    Note: It is haraam (forbidden) to take the Qasm of anything besides Allah.

    Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has prohibited such poetry and singing which arouses passions, desires, and lust and in which are words of kufr or which are accompanied by music.

    May Allah grant each and every one of us the ability of using our tongues in the correct manner and forgive each and every one of our sins whether minor or major intentional or unintentional. Ameen

    We should use our tongues to remember and glorify Allah night and day.

    Dhikr is a cleanser (purifier) of the heart. (Baihaqi)

    1. The remembrance of Allah just as in is about to sleep shall be a means of that person achieving high stages in Jannah. (Attargheeb)

    2. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has stated that whosoever goes to bed in a state of purity (i.e. Wudhu) and such a person remembers Almighty Allah until he falls asleep then, whatever dua such a person makes (whether pertaining to this world or the next) while asleep and turning side to side, such dua’s shall certainly be granted to him by Almighty Allah. (Mishkaat)

    3. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said that whosoever sits or lies down at a given spot or walks between two points, but for the duration of his sitting, standing and walking he does not remember Allah even once, and then such an activity (lying, sitting, standing or walking) shall, for that person, be a means of loss and hardships. (Attargheeb)

    Note: So we should try to remember Allah no matter what we are doing
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    Dhikrullah (Remembrance of Allah) to do everyday!

    45. Dhikrullah (Remembrance of Allah) to do everyday!

    Try to do a 100 of each of the following everyday and imagine the abundant rewards!

    1. Earn a thousand good deeds in Minutes

    Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said: "Is anyone of you incapable of earning one thousand Hasanah (rewards) a day?" Someone from the gathering asked,"How can anyone of us earn a thousand Hasanah?"Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:"Glorify Allah a hundred times by just saying:
    سبحان الله“Subhaanallah” and a Good deeds will be written for you, or a thousand sins will be wiped away.” (Muslim 4:2073)


    2. One of the Rare Treasures of Paradise

    Hadhrat Abu Dharr (RA) narrated that Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said:“Should I not tell you of one treasure of the unlimited treasures of Paradise?” I replied spontaneously “Oh Rasulallah (Peace be upon him) that would be an honour indeed!”Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:

    “That rare treasure is:

    لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ LA HAWLA WA LA QUWWATA ILLA BILLAH.”(“The strength to do good and to refrain from evil comes from the grace and mercy of Allah!”) (Ibn Majah)



    3. Hadhrat Abu Dharr al-Ghifari (RA) narrates that"my beloved friend”(the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)) has enjoined five things upon me. He has commanded me to love and be close to the poor and the downtrodden, and he has commanded me to look at those in the world who are of lower rank than me, and not at those who are of higher rank, and he has commanded me to be kind to the kinsman and to preserve and keep intact the bond of kinship, and he has commanded me not to ask for anything from anyone as a favour and he has commanded me to speak the truth at all times though it may be bitter for others, and he has commanded me to care nothing for the rebuke of those who revile and vilify in the path of Allah, and he has commanded me to recite much the Kalimah of:لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ Laa Hawla wa laa Qawwuta Illaa Billah(there is no power or strength but in Allah) because all these things are from the treasure-house (of Allah) which is under the ninth heaven.(Ahmad)



    4. A Date Palm planted in Paradise for the one who Recites this


    Abu Hurairah (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said, "There are two statements that are light for the tongue to remember, heavy in the Scales and are dear to the Merciful:

    سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ وَ بِحَمْدِهِ ، سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ الْعَظِيمِ `Subhan-Allahi wa bihamdihi, Subhan-Allahil-Azim[Glory be to Allah and His is the praise, (and) Allah, the Greatest is free from imperfection)'.'' (Bukhari and Muslim)



    Another Narration says:


    5. Forgiveness for Sins Even Though they are like the Foam of the Sea:

    Narrated Abu Hurraira (RA) : Allah’s Apostle (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,“Whoever says:
    سبحان الله وبحمده ‘Subhaanallahi Wa bihamdihi,{Allah is free from imperfection and His is the praise}.

    One hundred times a day, will be forgiven all his sins even if they were as much as the foam of the sea.(Bukhari, Book #75, Hadith #414)




    6. We Can Earn Over a BILLION Rewards in Just a Few Seconds!

    Narrated ‘Ubaadah (RA) that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “Whoever seeks forgiveness for the believing men and believing women, Allah will write for him a good deed for each believing man and believing woman.”(Tabarani)


    7. That Which Shall Have no Equal on the Day of Resurrection:

    Narrated Abu Hurraira (RA) : Allah’s Apostle (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,Whoever says one hundred times in a day:

    لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدَ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ


    “Laa ilaaha illallaah wahdahuu laa shareeka lahu, lahu-l-mulk wa lahu-l-hamd wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shai’in qadeer,”

    (“None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the Alone Who has no partners, to Him belongs Dominion and to Him belong all the Praises, and He has power over all things (i.e. Omnipotent)”,}

    he will get the same reward as given for manumitting ten slaves; and one hundred good deeds will be written in his accounts, and one hundred sins will be deducted from his accounts, and it (his saying) will be a shield for him from Satan on that day till night, and nobody will be able to do a better deed except the one who does more than he.”(Bukhari, Book #75, Hadith #412)



    8. Four Phrases that are Heavier on the Scales than an Entire Morning of Dhikrullah (Remembrance of Allah):


    The Mother of the Believers, Juwairiyah bint Al-Harith (RA) reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) came out from my apartment in the morning as I was busy in performing the dawn prayer. He came back in the forenoon and found me sitting there. The Prophet said,Are you still in the same position as I left you.”I replied in the affirmative. Thereupon the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said,“I recited four phrases three times after I had left you. If these are to be weighed against all you have recited since morning, these will be heavier. These are:

    Subhan-Allah Wa bihamdihi, ‘adada khalqihi, wa rida-a nafsihi, wa zinatah ‘arshihi, wa midada kalimatihi

    (Allah is free from imperfection and I begin with His praise, as many times as the number of His creatures, in accordance with His Good Pleasure, equal to the ink that may be used in recording the words (for His Praise).” (Muslim)



    9. A Phrase that Comes with Rewards in the MILLIONS:


    On the authority of Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar (RA) that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said:“Whoever enters a market and says:

    لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ وَهُوَ حَيٌّ لَا يَمُوتُ بِيَدِهِ الْخَيْرُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٍ

    ‘Laa ilaaha ill Allah Wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul Mulku Wa lahul Hamdu yuhyi Wa yumeetu Wa huwa Hayyun laa yamoot, bi yadihil khayr, wahuwa ‘alaa kulli shay’ in qadeer’

    {There is nothing worthy of worship but Allah, He is alone without partner, to Him belongs the dominion and the praise, he causes life and death and He is the Living One and will never die. In His Hand is all good, and He is over all things capable.)


    Allah will write for him a million good deeds erase a million of his bad deeds and build for him a house in Jannah.”

    And in another narration: instead of mentioning that Allah will build a house in Jannah, it states,“and he will be raised one million levels.”(Tirmidhi)



    10.Reciting Tasbih, (Subhaanallah), Tahmeed (Alhamdulillah) and Takbir- Allaahu Akbar), and enjoining what is Good and forbidding what is evil, and praying Salaatul Dhuha (Breakfast prayer)


    It was narrated from Abu Dharr (RA) that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “For every bone of the son of Adam a charity must be given each day. Every Tasbeehah (saying سبحان الله Subhaanallah -Glory be to Allah) is a charity, every Tahmeedah (saying Alhamdulillah -praise be to Allah) is a charity, every tahleelah (saying Laa ilaaha ill-Allah -There is no god but Allah) is a charity, every takbeerah (saying:
    اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ Allaahu Akbar - Allah is Most Great) is a charity, enjoining what is good is a charity, forbidding what is evil is a charity, and two Rak’ahs (Nafil) offered in the mid-morning (Dhuha) is sufficient.”(Muslim, 720)



    11. The Virtues of Reciting Tasbih at-I-Fatima



    A well-known Tradition of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has it that the Prophet's (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)beloved daughter (and Hadhrat Ali's (RA) wife), Hadhrat Fatima (RA) , used to perform all the domestic duties with her own hands. She had even to draw water from the well and to carry it home and to grind the corn in the millstone. One day she begged the holy Prophet to provide her with a domestic servant upon which the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) observed,"I will tell you of something that will serve you better than a domestic servant. Recite: سبحان الله Subhaanallah 33 times, Alhamdulillah 33 times, and
    اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ Allaahu Akbar 34 timesafter each Salaah and on retiring to bed. This will be of greater value to you than a servant."


    Another Tradition says,"Whoever will recite after each Salaah 33 times سبحان اللهSubhaanallah, 33 times Alhamdulillah, and 34 times اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ Allaahu Akbar, and, at the end of it, the Kalima of:


    لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدَ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

    ‘Laa ilaaha illal laahu wahdahu laa sharika lahu lahul mulku wa-lahul hamdu wa huwa alaa kulli shay-in Qadeer’.

    “There is no Allah but one Allah. He is alone. No partner hath. He Him belongs sovereignty and unto Him belongs Praise and He is all-Powerful) all his sins will be forgiven even if they be as profuse as the foam of the sea."




    12. How to Erase 2500 Sins in 5 minutes!


    Abd-Allah Ibn ‘Amr (RA) who said:“The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: ‘There are two qualities, no Muslim man acquires them but he will enter Paradise, and they are simple and easy. He should glorify Allah (say سبحان الله Subhaanallah) ten times immediately after each prayer, and praise Him (say Alhamdulillah) ten times and magnify Him (say اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ Allaahu Akbar) ten times.’



    I saw the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)counting this on his fingers. He said:That makes one hundred and fifty on the tongue and one thousand five hundred (hasanaat) in the scales.


    [Translator’s note: each of three phrases repeated ten times makes thirty; multiplied by the number of daily prayers, which is five, makes one hundred and fifty. Each of these good deeds of the tongue will be rewarded with ten hasanaat (Good deeds) which will be added to the total of good deeds to be weighed in the balance or scales on the Day of Judgement].




    13. Glorifying Allah 100 times when one goes to bed


    When you go to bed, glorify Him and praise Him and magnify Him One hundred times:that will be one hundred on the tongue and a thousand in the scales.Who among you does 2,500 bad deeds in one day?’They said:‘How could we not count (our sins)?’He said:‘The Shaytaan comes to any one of you whilst he is praying and says, Remember this, remember that, until he finishes his prayer and does not do (this Dhikr), or he comes to him when he is lying down and makes him sleepy, until he falls asleep (without doing this Dhikr).’” (Sunan al-Tirmidhi, 3332)





    14. Earning a 1000 good deeds and wiping away a 1000 bad deeds in Minutes

    If a person says سبحان الله"Subhaanallah" (glory be to Allah) 100 times, a thousand good deeds are recorded for him and a thousand bad deeds are wiped away.(Muslim)



    15. Jannah becomes obligatory for the one who Recites the following

    Abu Sa’id said that Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said,“Whoever says:

    رَضِيتُ بِاللهِ رَبَّاً وَبِالإِْسلاَمِ دِيناً وَبِمُحَمَّدٍ رِسُولاً ".

    Radeetu billahi rabban, Wa bil-Islaami deenan, Wa bi-Muhammadin rasoolan

    Jannah becomes obligatory for him (to enter).(Abu-Dawud)

    - Best said in Morning and Evening with"Nabiyan wa rasoolan"



    16. The Virtues of Reciting the First Kalimah

    The declaration of belief in the oneness of Allah or Kalimah Tayyaba


    Laa ilaaha ill-Allah

    (There is no worthy of worship except Allah)

    Hadhrat Zaid bin ‘Arqam (RA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said:“Whoever says Laa ilaaha illallaah…sincerely will enter the Paradise.”

    It was said: And what is the [sign of] sincerity? He said: “That this kalimah stops him from those things which Allah has forbidden.” (Tabarani in Awsat-ul-Kabeer)

    “Do you not see how Allah puts forth the likeness of a good word (Kalimah Tayyaba)? It is like a good tree, whose root is firmly fixed and whose branches reach to the sky. It brings forth its fruit in all seasons by the command of its Lord. And Allah sets forth parables for men, so that they may take heed. And the likeness of an evil word (Kalimah khabeetha- a word of shirk) is like an evil tree, which is uprooted from the face of the earth, and has no stability.”(Qur’an: 24-26)


    17. Virtues of Reciting the Third Kalimah:

    The word of glorification or the Kalima-e-Tamjeed:

    سُبْحَانَ اللهِ، وَالْحَمْدُ للهِ، ولَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ، وَاللهُ أَكْبَرُ، وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ العَلِيِّ الْعَظيِمِ،

    Subhāna-llāhi, wa-l-hamdu li-llāhi, Wa lā ilāha illā-llāhu, wa-llāhu akbar. Wa lā hawla Wa lā quwwata illā bi-llāhi-l-‘aliyyi-l-‘azīm

    (Glory be to Allah. And praise be to Allah. And there is no god except Allah. And Allah is the Greatest. And there is no power and no strength except with Allah, the Most High, And Most Great)

    Ibn Mas’ud (RA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said: “When I met Prophet Ibraheem (peace be upon him) in the night of Mi’raaj (Night of ascension) he asked me to convey his Salaam to my Ummah and to tell them that the Paradise has a fertile soil and sweet water, and is like a vast field. And its plants are [the words above].”


    Another version says: “Whoever recites the words above, a tree in Paradise is planted for him for each word he says.”(Virtues of Dhikr; Tirmidhi)


    18. Virtues of reading the Fourth Kalimah:


    The word of Oneness of Allah or the Kalima-e-Tawhid:

    لا الهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ وَحْدَهُ لا شَرِيْكَ لَهْ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَ لَهُ الْحَمْدُ يُحْى وَ يُمِيْتُ وَ هُوَحَىُّ لَّا يَمُوْتُ اَبَدًا اَبَدًا ذُو الْجَلَالِ وَ الْاِكْرَامِ بِيَدِهِ الْخَيْرُ وَهُوَ عَلى كُلِّ شَئ ٍ قَدِيْرٌ

    Lā ilāha illā-llāhu wadahu lā sharīka lahu lahu-l-mulku Wa lahu-l-hamdu yuyi Wa yumītu Wa huwa ayyu-llā yamūtu abadan abada, ū-l-jalāli wa-l-ikrām, biyadihi-l-khayr, wa huwa ‘alā kulli Shay’in qadīr.

    (There is no god except Allah, Who is Alone and has no partners. For Him is the Dominion and for Him is all praise. He gives life and causes death. And He is living and will never ever die. Owner of Majesty and Honour: In His Hands is all goodness. And He has power over all things)

    Abu Hurraira (RA) reports that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said:“A person who recites:

    لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدَ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

    Laa ilaaha illal-laahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shay-in qadeer


    a hundred times daily will have reward equal to that of freeing ten slaves and one hundred good deeds will be written for him, and one hundred of his sins will be lifted from him, and for the whole day, he will remain immune from the Shaytaan until the evening, and on the Day of Judgment, no one will exceed him in merit except one who has done [these phrases] more.”(Agreed Upon)



    19. We will regret the Seconds we wasted without remembering Allah


    Hadhrat Mu'adh (RA) narrated Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said:“The Inhabitants of Paradise will not be grief stricken or sorrowful about anything they did in the life of the world except for the time they spent without being in the remembrance of Allah(Tabarani)




    20. Do Dhikr of Allah even if its on Comfortable beds


    Hadhrat Abu Saeed Khudri (RA) narrated that Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said:

    “There are many people reclining on comfortable beds and making the Dhikr of Allah on earth. Allah will grant them elevated ranks (in the Aakhirah).”(Ibn Hibbaan)

    Those indulging in luxury should not abstain from Dhikrullah. They too should be constantly engaged in the remembrance of Allah whilst enjoying the comforts of the bounties which whilst enjoying the comforts of the bounties which Allah has bestowed on them and Allah will give them elevated ranks in the hereafter.




    21. Do so much Dhikr that people think your mad

    Hadhrat Abu Saeed Khudri (RA) also narrates that Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said:

    “Engage in the Dhikr of Allah in such abundance that people comment that ‘you are insane’.”(Ahmed, Abu Ya’la, Ibn Hibbaan)



    22. Remember Allah in the places where people don’t usually remember Allah

    It is mentioned in hadith that in a place where people are oblivious to Dhikr, remembrance of Allah is like being steadfast in jihad, when others are running away.(Targhib, p. 193, vol. 3 ref. Bazaar and Tibrani)
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    Sunnah’s of the Islamic Calendar

    46. Sunnah’s of the Islamic Calendar

    Muharram

    1. Is the first month of the Islamic Calendar.

    2. The meaning of the word: - The word "Muharram" means "Forbidden." Even before Islam, this month was always known as a sacred month in which all unlawful acts were forbidden, prominently the shedding of blood.

    3. Qiyaamah (Day of judgement) will take place on the 10th of Muharram.

    4. According to Ahadith there are only two actions to be performed in this month and they are:

    1. The fast of the 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th of Muharram

    2. To spend (in the way of food and drink) on ones family on the day of Ashura (10th of Muharram)

    5. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has exhorted and encouraged his Ummah to fast on this day. Abu Qataadah radhiyallahu anhu narrates that the Holy Prophet was asked regarding the fast of the day of Ashura (10th of Muharram).

    6. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied:"It is a compensation for the (minor) sins of the past year". (Muslim Vol.1 Page 368)

    NOTE: - It must be borne in mind that wherever a promise of forgiveness of sins is made upon the fulfilment of some action, it is only the minor sins that are forgiven. The major sins are not forgiven without true Tawbah (repentance).

    7. One should also observe the fast of the 9th Muharram to safeguard his deed from resemblance with the non-Muslims who fast only on the 10th Muharram. Ibn Abbas radhiyallahu anhu said: When Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)observed the fast of the day of Aashurah and ordered (his Companions) to fast, they said, "O Rasulallah! It is a day revered by the Jews and Christians." Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, "The coming year, if Allah wills, we will fast on the ninth (also)". (Muslim Vol.1Page 359)

    8. These ahadith indicate clearly that one should fast on the ninth and tenth of Muharram. However, if one does not manage to fast on the ninth, then he should fast on the eleventh of Muharram instead.

    9. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said: "Observe the fast of Aashurah and oppose the Jews. Fast a day before it or a day after." (Baihaqi).

    Hence, it is important to either fast on the ninth and tenth of Muharram or the tenth and eleventh.

    10. To fast just on the day of Aashurah is disliked as the Jews fast on this day so in order to differentiate ourselves from the practise of the Jews Muslims fast on the 9th or 11th as well as on the 10th (Ashura)

    11. One should be generous on one’s family and dependents and spend more on them than what is normally spent. Abu Hurraira (RA)reports that Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said: "One who generously spends on his family on the day of Aashurah, Allah will increase (his provision) for the whole year". (Baihaqi, At Attargheeb Wa Attargheeb Vol. 2 Page 116)

    Safar

    1. Is the second month of the Islamic Calendar

    About the month of Safar:

    2. This time of the year was considered to be cursed as many catastrophes and calamities took place. However this belief has been proven to be false and totally without foundation (absurd).
    3. This can also be confirmed by the following hadith.

    Hadhrat Jaabir (RA) has said that,"I have heard the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)saying; the descending of illness and evil superstition befalling in the month of Safar is untrue" (Muslim)

    4. Events of Safar:-

    1) The Battle of Abwaa took place on 12th Safar in the year 2 A.H.

    2) The Battle of Khaibar took place in the year 7 A.

    5. Matrimonies in Safar:

    Hadhrat Ali (RA) married Hadhrat Fatima (RA), (the daughter of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)in the latter days of Safar 2 A.H.

    6. Deaths in Safar:-

    Khubaib Ibn Adey (RA)was martyred in this month in the year

    4A.H. in the Holy city of Makkah.

    Zaid Ibn Dathina (RA) was martyred in this month in the year 4A.H. in the Holy city of Makkah.

    Rabiul Awwal

    1. Is the third month of the Islamic calendar

    2. The Meaning of the Word "Rabi-ul-Awwal":- The first month of spring.

    Auspicious Occasions:-

    4. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was born in this month as A mercy for all of mankind and departed from this world 63 years later

    5. Events of Rabi-ul-Awwal

    * The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)migrated from Makkah to Madinah Munawwarah.

    * Battle of Buwaat took place in the year 2 A.ll.

    *Battle of Saf'vaan took place in the year 2 A.H.

    *Abu Bakr's Daughter, Asma was born 6 years before Prophecy.

    * Ruqayyah (RA) the daughter of the beloved Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was born 7 years before Prophecy.

    *Abu Bakr (RA) was appointed Caliph.

    6. Matrimonies within Rabi-Ul-Awwal:-

    Hadhrat Umme Kuithum (RA) was married in this month to the third Caliph; Uthman (RA) in 3 A.H.

    7. Deaths in Rabi-Ul-Awwal:-

    Mother of the believers, wife of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)Zainab (RA) passed away in the year 4 A.H.

    Ibraheem the son of Maaria Qibtiya & of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)passed away in the year 1O A.H.

    8. Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)was born in this month and so it is a blessed month for this reason. However organising lecture programmes during which the practises and lifestyle of Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)is discussed should be done throughout the year and not only during the time he was born.

    Rabiul – Akhir

    This is the fourth month of the Islamic Calendar.

    The meaning of the word Rabi-Ul-Akhir:- The second month of spring.

    Jumaada-Al-Oola

    Is the fifth month of the Islamic Calendar.

    Events of Jumaada-Al-Oola:-

    1) The Battle "Moota" took place in 8 A.H. - A war against infidels in which the Holy Prophet did not participate. The battle is named after a famous city in Syria (Moota). Hadhrat Zaid Ibn Haritha (RA) was the first appointed General by the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)


    2) In the same Battle Hadhrat Khalid Ibn Walid (RA) (fourth general of the Battle of Moota) was proclaimed by the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) as being "one of the swords of Allah".

    Matrimonies in Jumaada-al-Oola:-

    The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) married his first beloved wife; Hadhrat Khadijah (RA) 15 years prior to Prophecy.

    Deaths in Jumaada-al-Oola:-

    1) Hadhrat Zaid Ibn Haritha (RA) met martyrdom in 8 A.H
    2) Hadhrat Ja'far Ibn Abi Taalib (RA) met martyrdom in 8 A.H.
    3) Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Rawaahah (RA) met martyrdom in 8 A.H.
    4) Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Uthmaan (RA) passed away.
    5) The Holy Prophet’s (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) Grandfather Abdul Muttalib passed away 32 years prior to prophecy.

    Jumaada-Ath-Thani

    1. Is the sixth month of the Islamic Calendar.

    2. Events of Jumaada-Ath-Thani:- Battle of Salaasil took place in 8 A.H.

    3. The consigned: Sariyyah Abu Ubaida Ibn Jarraah in the 6th Hijri

    Sariyyah: Zaid ibn Haritha 6th Hijri.

    Sariyyah: Abdullah Ibn Jahsh 2nd Hijri.

    4. Deaths of Jumaada-Ath-Thani: - Abu Salama 4th Jumaada-Ath-Thani

    Rajab

    1. Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ashhur-al-hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). It is also a prelude to the month of Ramadan, because Ramadan follows it after the intervening month of Sha'ban.

    2. Therefore, when the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) sighted the moon of Rajab, he used to pray to Allah in the following words:


    Allahumma baarik lanaa fee rajaba wa asha’baana wabalighnaa shahra ramadaan

    "O Allah, make the months of Rajab and Sha'ban blessed for us, and let us reach the month of Ramadan (i.e. prolong our life up to Ramadan, so that we may benefit from its merits and blessings)."

    3. The meaning of Rajab: - The lexical definition of Rajaba is "to respect", which is where the word Rajab has been deprived from.

    4. Events of Rajab: - The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)ascended to Heaven on the 27th of Rajab on either Sunday or Monday (Mi'raaj).

    -Hadhrat Bilaal Ibn Haritha (RA) brought a congregation of four hundred men named Banu Muzeena in the presence of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). They all embraced Islam and became followers of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) in the year 5 A.H

    -The battle of Tabook took place in the year 9 A.H. This was the last battle which the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) participated in.

    -The second Oath of Aqabah took place in Rajab, 12 A.H.

    5. Deaths in Rajab:-

    -Imam Abu Hanifa (Rahmatullah alaih),passed away on the 15th of Rajab 150 A.H.

    -Imam Shafi'ee (Rahmatullah alaih), passed away on the 14th Rajab 204 A.H.

    -Imam Muslim (Rahmatullah alaih),passed away on the 24th of Rajab 261 A.H.

    -Imam Nawawee (Rahmatullah alaih),passed away on the 14th of Rajab 677 A.H.

    Sha’baan

    Is the eight month of the Islamic Calendar.

    1. Meaning of the word Sha'baan:- Consecutively escalating. (Undisturbed increase)

    2. Upon the Arrival of the Sha'baan moon:- Beginning of innumerous blessings are showered upon us. Just as the initiation of rainfall begins with "pitter patter" such blessings reach us in the same accord and fashion.

    3. Beginning of Sha'baan:- Blessings are initiated which progressively escalate so that by mid-Sha'baan the blessings have reached a considerable amount and finally such blessings reached a considerable amount and finally such blessings reach their peak by the end of Ramadan.

    4. Example supporting the above stated:- Just as a farmer prepares for a fruitful harvest by harrowing his screage so that the soil may readily retain water, in contrast our souls are geared by the presence of such blessings in Sha'baan effectively preparing us for a fruitful and completely advantageous Ramadan.

    4. Our Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said, "Sha'baan is my month and Ramadan the month of Allah Ta’ala." (Daylami)

    5. More detailed explanation of the virtues of Sha’baan:

    Sha'ban is one of the meritorious months for which we find some particular instructions in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). It is reported in the authentic ahadith that Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)used to fast most of the month in Sha'ban. These fasts were not obligatory on him but Sha'ban is the month immediately proceeding the month of Ramadan. Therefore, some preparatory measures are suggested by Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).Some of these are given below:

    1. The blessed companion Annas (RA), reports that Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was asked, "Which fast is the most meritorious after the fasts of Ramadan?" He replied, "Fasts of Sha’baan in honour of Ramadan."

    2. The blessed companion Usama Ibn Zaid (RA)reports that he asked Prophet Muhammad(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam): "Messenger of Allah,I have seen you fasting in the month of Sha'ban so frequently that I have never seen you fasting in any other month." Prophet Muhammad(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), replied: "That (Sha'ban) is a month between Rajab and Ramadan which is neglected by many people. And it is a month in which an account of the deeds (of human beings) is presented before the Lord of the universe, so, I wish that my deeds be presented at a time when I am in a state of fasting."

    3. Ummul Mu'mineen 'A’isha (RA)says: "Prophet Muhammad(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), used to fast the whole of Sha'ban. I said to him, 'Messenger of Allah is Sha'ban you’re most favourite month for fasting?' He said, 'In this month Allah prescribes the list of the persons dying this year. Therefore, I like that my death comes when I am in a state of fasting."

    4. In another Tradition she says, "Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), would sometimes begin to fast continuously until we thought he would not stop fasting, and sometimes he used to stop fasting until we thought he would never fast. I never saw the Messenger of Allah fasting a complete month,except the month of Ramadan, and I have never seen him fasting in a month more frequently than he did in Sha'ban."

    5. In another report she says, "I never saw the Messenger of Allah, fasting in a month as profusely as he did in the month of Sha'ban. He used to fast in that month leaving only a few days, rather, he used to fast almost the whole of the month."

    6. Ummul-Mu'mineen Umm Salamah (RA), says: "I have never seen the Messenger of Allah fasting for two months continuously except in the months of Sha'ban and Ramadan."

    These reports indicate that fasting in the month of Sha'ban, though not obligatory, is so meritorious that Prophet Muhammad(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), did not like to miss it.

    But it should be kept in mind that the fasts of Sha'ban are for those persons only who are capable of keeping them without causing deficiency in the obligatory fasts of Ramadan.

    Therefore, if one fears that after fasting in Sha'ban, he will lose strength or freshness for the fasts of Ramadan and will not be able to fast in it with freshness; he should not fast in Sha'ban, because the fasts of Ramadan, being obligatory, are more important than the optional fasts of Sha'ban. That is why Prophet Muhammad(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), himself has forbidden the Muslims from fasting one or two days immediately before the commencement of Ramadan.

    The blessed Companion Abu Hurraira (RA), reports Prophet Muhammad(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), to have said, "Do not fast after the first half of the month of Sha'ban is gone."

    According to another report Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)has said: "Do not precede the month of Ramadan with one or two fasts."

    The essence of the above-quoted ahadith is that Prophet Muhammad himself used to fast most of the month of Sha'ban, because he had no fear of developing weakness or weariness before the commencement of Ramadan. As for others, he ordered them not to fast after the 15th of Sha'ban for the fear that they would lose their strength and freshness before Ramadan starts, and would not be able to welcome the month of Ramadan with enthusiasm.

    What should be done in this Night?

    In order to observe the Night of Bara'ah, one should remain awakened in this night as much as he can. If someone has better opportunities, he should spend the whole night in worship and prayer. However, if one cannot do so for one reason or another, he can select a considerable portion of the night, preferably of the second half of it for this purpose, and should perform the following acts of worship:

    (a) Salah. Salah is the most preferable act to be performed in this night. There is no particular number of Rak’ah but preferably it should not be less than eight. It is also advisable that each part of the Salah like qiyaam, Ruku' and Sajdah should be longer than normal. The longest Sura’s of the Holy Qur'an one remembers by heart should be recited in the Salah of this night. If someone does not remember the long Sura’s, he can also recite several short Suras’ in one rak'ah.

    (b) Tilaawat. The recitation of the Holy Qur'an is another form of worship, very beneficent in this night. After performing Salah, or at any other time, one should recite as much of the Holy Qur'an as he can.

    (c) Dhikr. One should also perform Dhikr (recitation of the name of Allah) in this night. Particularly the following Dhikr is very useful:

    One should recite Salah (durood) on Prophet Muhammad , as many times as he can. The Dhikr can also be recited while walking, lying on bed and during other hours of work or leisure.

    (d) Dua. The best benefit one can draw from the blessings of this night is prayers and supplications. It is hoped that all the prayers in this night will be accepted by our Lord, insha-Allah. Prayer itself is an 'Ibadah, and Allah Almighty gives reward on each prayer along with the fulfilment of the supplicator's need. Even if the purpose prayed for is not achieved, one cannot be deprived of the reward of the prayer which is sometimes more precious than the mundane benefits one strives for. The prayers and supplications also strengthen one's relation with Allah Almighty, which is the main purpose of all kinds and forms of worship.

    One can pray for whatever purpose he wishes. But the best supplications are the ones made by Prophet Muhammad. They are so comprehensive and all-encompassing prayers which cover all human needs, of this world and the Hereafter, are fully covered in the eloquent expressions used in them. Actually, most of the prophetic prayers are so profound that human imagination can hardly match their greatness.

    Several books in various languages are available which provide these prophetic prayers, and one should pray to Allah Almighty in accordance with them, whether by reciting their original Arabic text or by rendering their sense in one's own language.

    (e) There are some people who cannot perform any additional Salah or recitations for any reason, like illness or weakness or being engaged in some other necessary activities. Such people also should not deprive themselves completely of the blessings of this night. They should observe the following acts:

    (i) To perform the Salah of Maghrib, 'Isha' and Fajr with Jamaa’ah in the mosque, or in their homes in case of their being sick.

    (ii) They should keep reciting the Dhikr, particularly the one mentioned in Para (c) above, in whatever condition they are until they sleep.

    (iii) They should pray to Allah for their forgiveness and for their other objectives. One can do so even when he is in his bed.

    (f) The women during their periods cannot perform salaah, nor can they recite the Qur'an, but they can recite any Dhikr, Tasbih, durood shareef and can pray to Allah for whatever purpose they like in whatever language they wish. They can also recite the Arabic prayers mentioned in the Qur'an or in the hadith with the intention of supplication (and not with the intention of recitation).

    (g) According to a hadith, which is relatively less authentic, Prophet Muhammad(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), went in this night to the graveyard of Baqi' where he prayed for the Muslims buried there. On this basis, some of the fuqaha hold it as Musthahab (advisable) in this night to go to the graveyard of the Muslims and recite Fatiha or any other part of the Qur'an, and pray for the dead. But this act is neither obligatory nor should it be performed as regularly as an obligatory act.

    What Should Not be Done in This Night

    1. As mentioned earlier, the Night of Bara'ah is a night in which special blessings are directed towards the Muslims. Therefore, this night should be spent in total submission to Allah Almighty, and one should refrain from all those activities, which may displease Allah. Although it is always incumbent upon every Muslim to abstain from sins, yet this abstinence becomes all the more necessary in such nights, because committing sins in this night will amount to responding to divine blessings with disobedience and felony. Such an arrogant attitude can invite nothing but the wrath of Allah. Therefore, one should strictly abstain from all the sins, particularly from those mentioned in the Hadith No. 3 quoted earlier in this article, because these sins make one devoid of the blessings of this night.

    2. In this night some people indulge in some activities which they regard as necessary for the celebration of the Night of Bara'ah, like cooking some special type of meal, or illuminating houses or mosques, or improvised structures. All such activities are not only baseless and innovated in the later days by ignorant people, but in some cases they are pure imitation of some rituals performed by non-Muslim communities. Such imitation in itself is a sin; performing it in a blessed night like the Night of Bara'ah makes it worse. Muslims should strictly abstain from all such activities.

    3. Some people spend this night in holding religious meetings and delivering long speeches. Such activities are also not advisable, because these acts can easily be performed in other nights. This night requires one to devote himself for the pure acts of worship only.

    4. The acts of worship like Salah, recitation of the Qur'an and Dhikr should be performed in this night individually, not collectively. The Nafl Salah should not be performed in Jamaa’ah, nor should the Muslims arrange gatherings in the mosques in order to celebrate the night in a collective manner.

    On the contrary, this night is meant for worshipping Allah in solitude. It is the time to enjoy the direct contact with the Lord of the Universe, and to devote one's attention to Him and Him alone. These are the precious hours of the night in which nobody should intervene between one and his Lord, and one should turn to Allah with total concentration, not disturbed or intermitted by any one else.

    That is why Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), observed the acts of worship in this night in total seclusion, not accompanied by anyone, not even by his favourite life companion Sayyidah 'A’isha, Radhiyallahu anha, and that is why all forms of the optional worship (Nafl Ibadah), are advised by him to be done in individual, not in collective manner.

    Fast of the 15th Sha'ban

    On the day immediately following the Night of Bara'ah, i.e. the 15th of Sha'ban, it is Musthahab (advisable) to keep fast. Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), is reported to have recommended this fast emphatically. Although the scholars of hadith have some doubts in the authenticity of this report, yet it is mentioned earlier that the fasts of the first half of Sha'ban have special merits and Prophet Muhammad(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), used to fast most of the days in Sha'ban. Moreover, a large number of the elders (salaf) of the Ummah have been observing the fast of the 15th ofSha'ban. This constant practice indicates that they have accepted the relevant hadith as authentic.

    Therefore, it is advisable to fast the 15th of Sha'ban as an optional (Nafl) fast. One can also keep a fast of qada (Make up fast) on this day and it is hoped that he can also benefit from the merits of this fast.

    Ramadan

    Is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar.

    1. A hadith regarding Ramadan:-

    Hadhrat Salmaan (RA) reports that on the last day of Sha'baan the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) addressed then and said,"Oh people, there comes before you now a great month, a most blessed month in which lies a night more greater in virtue than 1,000 months; (LAYLATUL-QADR). It is a month in which each day should be observed by fasting, this has been made obligatory by the Almighty Allah."

    2. Great events that took place in Ramadan:-

    1) Hadhrat Hasan (RA), the grandson of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)was born in this month on the 15th of Ramadan, three years after Hijrah.

    2) On the 27th night of Ramadan the Qur'an was revealed from the "Lauhe Mahfooz" (on the seventh sky) to the first of the skies.

    3) The first Battle in the Islamic History, "BATTLE OF BADR" took place on the 12th of Ramadan 2 A.H.

    4) Victory of Makkah took place in the year 8 A.H, entering Makkah on the 18th of Ramadan.

    3. Matrimonies within Ramadhaan:-

    1) Hadhrat Sawdah (RA) was married in this Holy month in the year 10 A.H. to the Holy Prophet(RA).

    2) Hadhrat Zainab Bint Khuzaima's (RA) marriage took place in Ramadan in the year 3 A.H. to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).

    4. Deaths in Ramadan:-

    1) Amongst the daughters of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam),Hadhrat Ruqayyah (RA) passed away at the young age of 23, 2 A.H when the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)was engaged in the "Battle of Badr".

    2) Amongst the wives of the Holy prophet Hadhrat Khadijah departed from this world on the 11th of Ramadan 10 (A.H.) after the Prophet acquired prophecy.

    3) Hadhrat Fatimah (RA) took leave from the world on a Tuesday 3rd Ramadan 11 A.H. (6 months after the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) she was then 29 years old.)

    4) Hadhrat Abbas (RA) the Holy Prophet’s (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)Uncle passed away on a Friday 12th Ramadan 32 (A.H) at the age of 88

    5) Hadhrat Ali (RA) the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)son-in-law departed from this world on Friday 27th Ramadan, age 57, 40 A.H.

    6) Hadhrat Ali (RA) met martyrdom- 18th Ramadan 40 A.H.

    7) Hadhrat Saffiyah (RA) took leave from this world in 50 (A.H.), aged 60 years.

    8) Hadhrat Aa'ishah (RA) was 65 years old when she departed in the year 58 A.H.

    5. Acts to be done in Ramadan:

    Fasting is compulsory during this Month.

    The act of fast is to desist in consuming food, drink and cohabitation from dawn until dusk.
    • The month of Ramadan is a month in which the Mercy and Blessings of Allah Ta'ala descend upon us continuously.
    • The whole Qur’an was sent down to the first sky from Lawhe Mahfooz.
    • There is the night of Qadr, which is better than 1000 months.
    • The Thawaab (reward) of good deed is equal to the Fard of another month. The daily bread of Muslims is increased.
    • The first ten days are of mercy, second ten days are of forgiveness and the last ten days are of being freed from Hell.
    Taraweeh Salaah is Sunnate Mu’kkadah so should be read every night in congregation for men and for women reading in congregation is optional.

    I’tikaaf (Remaining in the Masjid) in the last ten nights is also Sunnah Mu’kkadah but unlike Taraweeh if a few people in the locality perform it then the rest are absolved from it.

    Laylatul Qadr (The Night of Power) should be sought in the last ten nights so should the amount of Ibadah (Worship)

    Ibadah (Worship) on Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) is better than a thousand months.

    The following dua should be recited on this blessed night:

    فُ عَنِّي اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْ

    Allahumma innaka Afuwun Thuhibbul Afwa fa’fu ‘annee

    “Oh Allah, You are the forgiver and You Love forgiving a lot so forgive me.” (Ibn Majah)

    Sadaqatul Fitr should be given to the poor and needy before Eid Salah. Sadaqatul Fitr is Waajib upon those who have the value of Nisaab (I.e. 612,36 grams of silver or 87,68 of Gold or its equivalent in cash or stock)

    Unlike Zakat it is not necessary for ones possessions to be in ones wealth to be in ones possession for a full year. Sadaqatul Fitr should also be given on behalf of ones minor children.
    One should increase their good deeds as much as possible for good deeds in this month are worth more than any other month and dua’s are readily accepted. So one should make the best of every second of this month inshallah.

    Shawwal

    Is the tenth month of the Islamic Calendar.

    1. Meaning of the word Shawwaal:- Uplift/breakage. Before Islam, Arabs believed that any marriage held in Shawwaal would always turn out to be unsuccessful. Hence, the month deprived the above mentioned meanings, however the superstitious belief was later abolished.

    2. The month Shawwaal:- From the months of Hajj, Shawwaal is the first of them. The first day of Shawwaal is Eid-Ul-Fitr and also the day when sins are forgiven.

    3. Six fasts of Shawwaal:- In the month of Shawwaal it is Sunnah to keep six fasts, as narrated in the following Hadith by Abu Ayyub Ansaru (RA) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said, "If one throughout his life keeps the fasts of Ramadan and keeps six consecutive fasts in Shawwaal it will be as though he has kept a whole life time of fasts, and if one keeps the six consecutive fasts for one Shawwaal month it will be as though he has observed fast all year round." (Muslim)

    4. Events which took place in Shawwaal:-

    1) Hadhrat Aa'ishah (RA) was born in Shawwaal four years after Prophethood which is nine years before Hijrah.

    2) Hadhrat Aa'ishah (RA) was married in this month ten years after Prophethood which is three years before Hijrah.

    3) The fight between Banu Qaynaqaa took place between the battle of Badr and Uhud (Shawwaal 2 A.H. after Hijrah)

    4) The battle of Uhud also took place in Shawwaal, three years after Hijrah.

    5) Hadhrat Hussain (RA) the Holy Prophet's (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) grandson (son of Hadhrat Fatima (RA) ) was born in the month of Shawwaal four years after Hijrah.

    6) The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) married Hadhrat Umme Salamah (RA) in Shawwaal in the fourth year after Hijrah.

    7) Hadhrat Aa'ishah (RA) mother passed away in 5 A.H.

    8) The Holy Prophet's (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) uncle Abu Taalib departed from this world during the middle of Shawwaal in the year 5 A.H.

    9) Imam Bukhari (Rahmatullah alaih), was born on a Friday of Shawwaal in the year 194 A.H.

    Dhul-Qa'dah

    Is the eleventh month of the Islamic Calendar.

    Dhul-Qa'dah:- Is a month amongst the months of Hajj.

    Events taken place during the month of Dhul-Qa'dah:-

    1) The battle of 'khandaq (trench) or Ahzab' took place in 5 A.H.

    2) 6 A.H.-Truce of Hudaubiyah

    3) 6 A.H 'Bay'at-e-Ridhwaan' (The oath of allegiance named Ridhwaan)

    4) The return to Makkah for the performance of Umrah by the Prophet and his Companions in 7 A.H.

    Dhul Hijjah

    Is the last month of the Islamic Calendar.

    1. Meaning of the word Dhul-Hijjah:- The month of "Hajj" (Pilgrimage)

    About the month of Dhul-Hijjah:- The fifth pillar of Islam "Hajj" is performed in this sacred month. The first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah are the most virtuous days in this whole month, Hajj is performed amongst these ten days.

    2. Ahadith related to Dhul-Hijjah:-

    Hadhrat Abu Hurraira (RA) reports from the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam):

    "Amongst all days there are none better to engage in sole worship of Allah than in the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, To observe a fast on any of these days is equivalent to fasting throughout the year, to actively engage in prayer and worship throughout any of these nights holds such rewarding values levelling with "night of power"(Laylatul-Qadr) (Tirmidhi)

    It has been stated in the Holy Qur'an,"By the dawn; By the ten nights (ie. the first ten days of the month of Dhul-Hijjah), and by the even and the odd (of all the creations of Allah) and by night when it departs. There is indeed in them (the above oaths) a sufficient proof for men of understanding. (And that they should avoid all kinds of sins and disbelief)"

    Hadhrat Abi Qataadah (RA) reports in a part narration from the Holy Prophet(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)concerning the fast observed on the day of Arafaat:

    "I have full confidence in Allah for the one who observes a fast on the day of Arafaat that his previous year's sins and the proceeding year's sins are forgiven." (Muslim)

    3. Events of Dhul-Hijjah:-

    1) The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) performed the farewell Hajj and gave the historic sermon known as the "Farewell Sermon"

    2) Egypt was conquered by the army sent by Hadhrat Umar (RA).

    3) Uthmaan (RA) was appointed the third Caliph.

    4) Also "Bay'ate-Aqabah" took place .

    4. Matrimonies within Dhul-Hijjah:- Hadhrat Fatimah (RA) was married in this holy month to the fourth Caliph Hadhrat Ali (RA)

    5. Deaths in Dhul-Hijjah:- Two famous deaths took place in this month:

    1) Hadhrat Umar (RA) met martyrdom- 27th of Dhul-Hijjah 26 A.H.

    2) Hadhrat Uthmaan (RA) was martyred- 18th Dhul-Hijjah 35 A.H.

    6. Increasing good deeds during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah: It is narrated on the authority of 'Abbas (RA) from the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)that he said: "There is no action done in days better than these" They said: "Not even jihad?" He said: "Not even jihad except a man who risks his life and wealth and returns with neither." [Al-Bukhari: 969]

    So do as many good deeds as possible on these blessed days for our time can be over in ANY second and when death comes then it is too late to change and add to our good deed accounts and gain forgiveness so the time to get close to Allah and do good deeds and ask for forgiveness is NOW! For tomorrow may never come and then there are only regrets FORVER!
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    Voluntary Fasting

    47. Voluntary Fasting

    The fasting of Ramadan is obligatory on every responsible and fit Muslim (Mukallaf). But there are other times when it is strongly recommended, after the Traditions of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).

    Among these times are Mondays and Thursdays of every week, a few days of each month in the two months heralding the coming of Ramadan, i.e., Rajab and Sha’ban, six days after Ramadan following the ‘Eid ul-Fitr day. Besides, it is always compensating to fast any day of any month of the year, except the ‘Eid days and certain days when no Muslim should fast. However, we may repeat that the only obligatory fasting is that of Ramadan.

    The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to encourage fasting in the following days:
    1. Six days in Shawwal (the month after Ramadan); the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever fasts Ramadan, then follows it up with six days in Shawwal, it is as if he fasted the whole (year).” (Muslim)
    The scholars said that the rewards of the good deeds are multiplied by ten. 30x 10= 300+ [6 days x 10]= 360 which is slightly longer than a lunar year, and next Ramadan he will fast again so it is as if he fasted his whole life.
    1. Fasting the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah and the day of ‘Arafaat (the 9th day of Dhul-Hijjah) (for those who are not performing Hajj); the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said: “Fasting on the day of ‘Arafaat expiates two years of sins last year’s and next year’s and fasting on the tenth of Muharram (‘Ashura) expiates the previous year’s (of sins).” (Muslim and others)
    “Milk was sent to the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)while he was giving his sermon on the day of Arafaat and he drank from it.” (Agreed upon)
    1. Fasting on the day of ‘Ashura, and its fasting is not mandatory on you, and I am fasting, so whoever wants should fast, and whoever wants should break his fast.” (Agreed upon).
    And Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “If I live till the next year, I will fast definitely on the 9th (the day before “Ashura).” (Muslim)

    (This shows that it is preferable to fast an extra day long with the tenth, preferably the ninth, but, if not possible, then the 11th).
    1. Fasting most of the month of Sha’ban: “Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)used to fast most of Sha’ban.” (Agreed upon)

    1. Fasting Monday and Thursday: The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)mentioned that: “The deeds of the worshippers are presented before Allah on Monday and Thursday, I like my deeds to be presented while I am fasting.” (Nisaa’i)
    The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was asked about fasting on Monday, he said:” That is the day I was born and the day (the first Revelation) was sent down on me.” (Muslim)

    6. Fasting three days of every month: `Amr Ibn Sharhabeel (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said: "Shall I not inform you of what takes away the whispers of the chest", they said yes tell us, he said “fasting three days from every month". (An-Nasai')
    Abu Dharr Al-Ghifari (RA) said: "The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said: "Whoever fasts from every month three days, it is like fasting the whole year, then Allah revealed what backs this in His book:"Whoever comes with a good deed, he is rewarded ten folds", one day for ten. (Ibn Majah, at-Tirmidhi)

    Abu Dharr Al-Ghifari (RA) said: "The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)
    said: "O Abu Dharr! if you fast three days of every month, then fast the 13th, the 14th and the 15th [these are call the al-ayaam al-beedh, the white days]". [Note these are dates of the Islamic Month!] (Ahmad, an-Nisaa’i, at-Tirmidhi)

    The Days when Fasting is prohibited:

    It is taboo to fast during the first days of Eid Al-Fitr and Eid- Al-Adha in compliance with the directive of the Prophet (peace be on him) who was quoted by Omar (May Allah bless him), as having said: “Eid Al-Fitr is the day of the breaking of the fast, and the Eid-Al-Adha day is the day on which you should eat from your devotion and sacrifice”. The Hadith was related by Imam Ahmad.

    Narrated Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri (RA). The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)said: “No Saum (fast) is permissible on two days: ‘Eid-Al-Fitr and ‘Eid-Al-Adha. (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Hadith NO.288, Vol.2)

    Undesirable Days of Fasting:

    The Legislator has advised Muslims not to fast on certain days and explained the reasons and wisdom behind the exhortation. These days are:
    1. The days of the Tashrik, the three days following the Feast of the Sacrifice, Abu Hurraira (RA)related that Allah’s Apostle (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)had delegated Abdullah Bin Huzakah (RA) to tour throughout Mina and to advise Muslims not to fast during these three days which had been assigned for eating, drinking and mentioning of the name of Allah.

    1. Specific fasting of Friday, the Muslim weekly holiday, if not preceded or followed by another day is undesirable but not taboo. In the two Hadith Books checked properly by well versed jurist and scholars,
    Jabir (RA)related that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said“Do not fast on Friday if not preceded or followed by another day”.

    3. Fasting on Saturday is undesirable because this is glorified by the Jews.
    It is preferable for a pilgrim not to observe Saum (fast) on the day of ‘Arafaat in ‘Arfat.

    Narrated Umm Al-Fadl bint Al-Harith (RA)On the day of ‘Arafaat, some people who were with me, differed about the Saum (fast) of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)some said that he was observing Saum while others said that he was not observing Saum. So I sent a bowl full of milk to him while he was riding his camel, and he drank that milk. (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Hadith No 723, Vol.2)
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    The Sunnah’s of Eid Ul Adha and Eid ul Fitr


    1. To awaken earlier than usual

    2. To brush the teeth with Miswaak

    3. To have a bath (Ghusl)

    4. To be well dressed in an Islamic manner

    5. To be dressed in one’s best clothes (Doesn’t necessarily have to be new)

    Note: Care should be taken that one does not incur debts or transgress the limits of modesty on such clothes as is seen in the Muslim communities of today. Many of our brothers are seen with unsuitable haircuts and clothing imitating the kufaar and many of our sisters are seen out and about all ‘dolled up’ attracting the attention of non mahram’s. What would happen if those brothers and sisters were to die in that state? May Allah save us from this evil and fitna.

    6. To use Attar (Perfume)

    7. To perform Eid Salah at the Eidgah (An open ground)

    8. Avoid eating before Eid Salah on the day of Eid ul Adha and to eat an odd number of dates or anything sweet on the day of Eid ul Fitr

    9. To go to the place of Eid Salah early

    10. To walk to the place of Eid Salah (If it is within walking distance because every step is reward)

    11. To read aloud “Takbeerat” on the way to the place of prayer for Eid-ul-Adha and silently for Eid-ul-Fitr:



    “Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Laa ilaaha illallaahu Wallaahu Akbar walillaahil hamd”.


    12. To use different routes to and from the place of Eid Salaah

    13. To frequently read the takbeers (Loudly for Eid Ul Adha and softly for Eid ul Fitr)

    14. To pray the Eid-Ul-Fitr prayer later and the Eid-ul-Adha earlier.

    15. To read two rak’ahs Waajib Salaatul Eidain without any Adhaan or Iqaamah

    16. It is forbidden to pray Nail prayer before or after the prayer.

    17. To read the two rak’ahs Nafl prayer on reaching home.


    18. During Eid Salaah, in the first rak’ah, Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would recite Surah Ala (no. 87) and Suratul Ghathia (No. 88) in the second rak’ah.


    19. Reciting these Sura’s in the Eid prayer should not be regarded as obligatory for other Sura’s may also be recited.


    20. When Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)completed the prayer of Salaatul Eidain he would stand facing the people who were seated in their rows and deliver a khutba issuing instructions and commanding them to do good. If he intended to send an army he did so and likewise issued any special orders he wished to.

    21. The Khutba was delivered after the Eid Salaah

    22. During both the khutba’s of Eid Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)used to recite the Takbeerat frequently

    23. The khutba of both Eids are Sunnah but to listen to them is Waajib. It is totally prohibited (Haraam) to walk around, talk or even read Salaah whilst the khutba is in progress.


    24. To shake hands and hug one another on happy occasions is Mubaah (permissible). The general principle of a Mubaah act is not to regard the act as compulsory as that projects a wrong image of Deen. Furthermore, people should not regard the meeting on the day of Eid as compulsory and an inseparable part of the occasion.

    25. The greeting on Eid: Jabyr ibn Nufayr (RA) said: 'When the companions of Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) met on the day of Eid, they would say to each other, 'Taqaballahu minna wa mink (May Allah accept from us and you)." [Al Mahamiliyyat; hasan isnad; see Fath ul Bari 2:446]

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    The Noble appearance of Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)


    1. The Noble features of Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

    Anas (Radiallahu Anhu) reports: "Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) was neither tall nor was he short (like a dwarf--He was of medium stature). In complexion, he was he was neither very white like lime, nor very dark, nor brown which results in darkness (he was illuminant, more luminous than even the full-moon on the 14th night). (Tirmidhi)

    The hair of Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) was neither very straight nor very curly (but slightly wavy). When he attained the age of forty, Allah the Almighty granted him nubuwwah (prophethood).He lived for ten years in Makkah and in Madina for ten years. At that time there were not more than twenty white hair on his mubarak (blessed) head and beard."

    Anas bin Malik (Radiallhu Anhu) reports, "Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) was of a medium stature, he was neither very tall nor very short. He was very handsome, of medium built and his hair was neither very curly nor very straight (but was slightly wavy). He had a wheat-coloured complexion. When he walked, he leaned forward slightly". (Tirmidhi)

    Baraa bin Aazib (Radiallahu anhu) relates that: "Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) was a man of a medium build, (slightly tall, as explained before); he had broad shoulders (from which we may gather that he had a wide chest); he had dense hair which reached his ear-lobes; he wore a red striped lungi (a cloth worn around the legs) and shawl. I never saw anybody or anything more handsome than him".(Tirmidhi)


    2. Rasulallah use of dye (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

    Abu Hurairah Radhiallahu 'Anhu was asked: "Did Rasulullah Sallallhu 'Alayhi Wasallam use a dye?" (for his hair). He replied: "Yes." (Tirmidhi)

    Jah-dhamah Radiallahu 'Anha, the wife of Bashir Kha-saasiyyah Radiallahu 'Anhu says: "I saw Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam coming out of the house after taking a bath and was stroking (or combing) his hair. There were signs of henna on his mubaarak head." (Tirmidhi)


    3. Rasulallah use of kohl (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

    Ibn 'Abbaas Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said: 'Use kuhl made of ithmid on the eye; it brightens the eyesight, and strengthens and increases the growth of the eye lashes'. (Sayyidina Ibn'Abbaas Radiyallahu'Anhu also used to say) 'Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallarn had a small container for keeping kuhl, from which he applied kuhl in each eye three times every night"'. (Tirmidhi)

    4. Dress of Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

    Ummul Mu-mineen, Ummi Salamah Radiyallahu 'anha relates: "Of all the clothing, Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam preferred wearing the qamis (Thowb, kurtaa) the most".(Tirmidhi)

    Asmaa bint Yazeed Radhiyallahu 'Anha says: "The sleeve of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam's qamis reached to the wrists". (Tirmidhi)

    Abu Sa'eed Khudari (R.A) says, "When Rasulullah (S.A.W) put on a new garment, he would in happiness mention that garment's name. For example, 'Allah Ta'aala gave me this qamis (thowb, kurtah), 'amaamah (turban) sheet, etc" Then recited this du'aa:


    'Allahumma lakal hamdu kama kasauw- tanihi, as-aluka khayrahu wa-khayra ma-suni'a lahu wa-a'u- dhu bika min sharrihi wa-sharri ma-suni'a lahu'.


    Translation


    "Oh Allah, all praise and thanks to You for clothing me with this (garment). I ask You for the good of it and the good of what it was made for, and I ask Your protection from the evil of it and theevil of what it was made for." (Tirmidhi)


    Anas bin Maalik (R.A) says: "The sheet (body wrap) most liked by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) was the Yamaani printed sheet." (Tirmidhi)

    Ibn 'Abbaas (R.A) says that Rasulullah (Sallallahu ALaihi Wasallam) used to say: " Choose white clothing, as it is the best clothing. White clothing should be worn whilst living, and the dead should be buried in white." (Tirmidhi)

    5. The ring of Rasulallah (Sallallahu ALaihi Wasallam)

    Hazrat Jabir bin Abdullah radiyallahu anhu says, "The Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam wore the ring on the right hand." (Tirmidhi)

    Note: Gold is forbidden for men


    6. The Shoes of Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

    Qataadah radiallahu anhu reports that: " I asked Annas to describe the shoe of Rasulullah Sayyidina Rasulullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam". He replied: "Each shoe had two straps".(Tirmidhi)

    Ibn 'Abbaas radiallahu anhu reports that Raulullah Sayyidina Rasulullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam shoe had two'double straps'. (Tirmidhi)


    7. The sword of Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam

    Hazrat Anas radiyallahu anhu reports that the handle of the sword of the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam was made of silver. (Tirmidhi)


    8. The Turban of Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

    Hazrat Jabir radiyallahu anhu reports that when Makkah was conquered, Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam entered the city wearing a black turban. (Tirmidhi)


    9. The sitting of Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

    Qaylah bint Makhramah Radiyallahu 'Anha reports: "I saw Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam in the masjid (in a very humble posture) sitting in a qarfasaa posture. Due to his awe-inspiring personality, I began shivering'. (Tirmidhi)

    By Qarfasaa' ('Gowt maar ke' in Urdu) is meant to sit on the buttocks with both thighs raised, and both arms folded around the thighs. Sometimes instead of the arms a cloth, lungi or a turban is tied around the back, both thighs and legs. This manner of sitting displays humbleness and peacefulness. For this reason, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallain many a time sat in this posture. The Sahaabah Radiyallahu 'Anhum also sat in this manner, but it was not the object to always sit in this manner.

    The uncle of 'Abbaad bin Tamim, 'Abdullah bin Zayd Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports: "I have seen Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam lying flat on his back in the masjid, with one leg resting on the other. (Tirmidhi)


    Taken from: Classic Book of Hadeeth by Imaam Abi 'Eesaa Muhammad bin 'Eesah bin Sorah At-Tirmidhi R.A.(209-279A.H.)

    Commentary by Shaykhul-Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Muhajir Madni (R.A)
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    1. The manner of eating of Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)


    Kaa'b bin Maalik Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "Rasulullah Sallallabu 'Alayhi Wasallam licked his fingers thrice (after eating)".

    Anas Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam used to lick his three fingers after having eaten".

    Abu Juhayfah Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallain said: 'I do not lean and eat"'.

    Ka'b bin Maalik Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "It was the noble habit of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallamn to use three fingers whilst eating and-he also licked them".

    Abu Ayyub Ansaari Radiyallahu'Anhu reports: "We were once present in the assembly of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. Food was brought to him. 1 did not observe any food that had so much barakah at the beginning and at the end of which there was no barakah left in the food. We therefore asked Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam reason?. He replied: 'In the beginning we all recited 'Bismillah' before we began eating. Then someone in the end joined us, and did not recite ''Bismillah'. The shayiaan ate with him"'.

    Aayeshah radiyallahu 'Anha says: "Rasulullah Sallallahli 'Alayi Wasallam said: 'When one eats and has forgotten to recite 'Bismillah', then when one remembers while eating, one should recite 'Bismillahi awwalahu wa aa-khirahu' ".

    Umar bin Abi Salamah Radiyallahu 'Anbu came to Rasululah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam while food had been served to him. Rasulullah Saliallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said: "O my Son come near, recite Bismillah, and eat with your right hand from that portion which is in front of you".

    Abu Sa'eed Khudari Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "After eating Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam read this du'aa:

    Alhamdulillaahil-ladhi at-amanaa wa-saqaa-naa wa-ja-a-lanaa muslimeen

    Translation: Praise be to Allah who fed us, and gave us drink and made us muslims".

    Abu Umaamah Radiyallahu-'Anhu says: "When the dastarkhaan (table cloth) was being removed in the presence of Rasulullah Sallailahu 'Alayhi Wasallam, Rasulullah Saliallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam recited this du'aa:

    Alhamdulillaahi hamdan kathiran tayyiban mubaarakan fihi-ghayra mu-wadda-in wa-laa mus-taghnan 'anhu rabbuna

    Translation: Praise be to Allah, abundant, excellent, blessed praise! Unceasing, never parting, indispensable (praise), Lord of us".

    Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha relates that while Rasulullah Saliallahu aIayhi Wasallam and six of the Sahaabah were having meals, a badawi came. He ate all the food up in two bites. Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said: "If he had read 'Bismillah' it should have been sufficient for all"

    Anas Radiyallahu 'Anhu relates from Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam that, Allah Ta'aala is pleased with that servant who eats one morsel (bite) or drinks one sip and gives thanks to Him.

    'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha says: "Till the demise of Rasulullah sallallahu'Alayhi Wasallam, his family never ate a full stomach of bread made of barley for two consecutive days".

    Abu Umaamah Al-Baahili Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "Bread made of barley was never left over in the house of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam".

    lbn 'Abbaas Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports that: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam and his family spent many consecutive nights without food, because there would be no supper. The bread of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam was mostly made of barley". (Sometimes bread made of wheat was also available).

    Someone asked Sahl bin Sa'd Radiyallahu 'Anhu "Did Rasulullah Sallailahu 'Alayhi Wasallam ever eat bread made of white (fine) flour?" He replied: White flour may not have come before Rasulullah Sallailahu 'Alayhi Wasallam till his last days". The questioner then asked: "Did you people use sieved flour in the time of Rasulullah Sallailahu 'Alayhi Wasallam?"
    He replied: "No, it was not". The questioner then asked: "How was bread from barley prepared?" (because it has more particles in it). Sahl Radiyallahu Anhu replied: "We used to blow into the flour and the big particles flew out. The rest was made into dough".

    Anas Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports that.. "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam never ate food from a table, nor from small plates, nor was chapaati (a type of thin bread) ever made for him. Yunus Radiyallahu 'Anhu says, I asked Qataadah: 'Then on what did Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam put and eat his food'?'. He replied: on this leather dastarkhaan"'.

    Masruq says. "I went to 'Aayeshah (Radiyallahu 'Anha). She ordered' food for me and began saying 'I never eat a stomachful but feel like crying, then I do cry'. Masruq asked: 'Why do you feel like crying?'. She replied: 'I remember that condition of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam on which he left us for the next world. I swear by Allah that, he never filled his stomach twice in one day with meat or bread"'.

    'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha says: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam never filled his stomach with bread made of barley for two consecutive days till he passed away".

    Anas Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "Till the end of his life Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam never ate on a table and never ate a chapaati".


    2. The manner of Drinking of Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)


    Thaabit radiyallahu anhu relates that Anas radiyallahu anhu showed us a large wooden cup, which was lined with metal, and said, “O’ Thaabit, this is the cup of Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam.”

    Anas radiyallahu anhu says, “I gave Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam to drink from this cup all those things which are drunk; Nabeedh, milk, etc.”

    Aisha radiyallahu anha says, “The drink most liked by Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam was that which was sweet and cold.”

    Ibn Abbas radiyallahu anhu reports, “Khalid ibn Waleed and I both accompanied Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam to the house of Maymunah. (Ummul Mu’mineen, Maymunah radiyallahu anha was the maternal aunt of both). She served milk in a vessel. Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam drank from it. I was on his right and Khalid ibn Waleed on his left. Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam said the right of drinking is now yours (as you are on the right). If you so wish you could give your right to Khalid. I replied that I would give no one preference from your left over. After that Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam said, Whenever Allah feeds one something, this du’aa should be recited:

    Allahumma baarik lanaa fihi wa-at’imanaa khayram minhu

    (Translation: O’ Allah grant us barakah in it, and feed us something better than it.)

    Whenever Allah gives someone milk to drink one should read:

    Allahumma baarik lanaa fihi wa-zidnaa minhu

    (Translation: O’ Allah grant us barakah in it and increase it for us.)

    Sayyidinaa Ibn Abbas radiyallahu anhu says that after having something Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam made du’aa for something better than it. And after drinking milk he taught to make du’aa for the increase of it, becuase Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam said, There is nothing that serves both as food and water excepting milk.”

    Ibn Abbas radiyallahu anhu says, “Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam drank Zam-zam water while he was standing.”

    Amr ibn Shu’aib radiyallahu anhu relates from his father, and he from his (Amr’s) grandfather, that he said, “I had seen Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam drinking water whilst standing and also whilst sitting.”

    Sayyidina Anas ibn Malik radiyallahu anhu relates that Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam drank water in three breaths (i.e. in three gulps/sips) and used to say, “It is more pleasing and satisfying in this manner.”

    Sayyidina Ibn Abbas radiyallahu anhu says, “Whenever Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam drank water, he drank it in two breaths.”



    3. Fruits eaten by Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)


    Abdullah ibn Jaafar radiyallahu anhu says, “Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam ate Qith’thaa (cucumbers) with dates.”

    Aisha radiyallah anha reports that, “Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam ate watermelon with fresh dates.”

    Anas radiyallahu anhu says, “I saw Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam eat together musk-melon and dates.”

    Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu reports, “When the people saw (picked their) new fruit, they used to come and present it to Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam. Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam then recited this du’aa:-


    Transliteration: Allahumma baarik lana fi thimaa-rina wa-baarik lanaa fi madinatinaa wa-baarik lanaa fi saa-'i-naa wa-fi muddinaa-Allahumma-inna Ebraahima 'ab-duka wa-kha-li-luka wa-nabiy-yuka wa-inna ab-duka wa-nabiy-yuka wa-in-nahu da'aa-ka li-makkata wa-inni ad'u-ka lil-madinati bi-mith-li maa da'aaka bihi li-makkata wa-mith-lahu ma'a-hu

    Translation: O Allah! Bless us in our fruits. Bless us in our city. Bless us in our Saa’, and bless us in our Mudd’ (these are two measures used in Madinah to measure dates, etc.). O Allah verily Ibrahim alaihis salaam is Your servant, friend and Nabi (since it was an occasion for humbleness Sayyidina Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam did not mention here his being the habib - beloved - of Alah.) And (whatever) he has supplicated to You for (colonising) Makkah. (Which is metioned in the aayah, “...so incline some hearts of men that they may yearn towards them, and provide Thou them with fruits in order that they may be thankful.”- Surah Ibrahim, 37) I supplicate the same to You for Madinah.’

    He then called a small child, to whom he gave that fruit.”


    Rubayyi bint Mu’awwidh ibn Afraa radiyallahu anha says, “My uncle Mu’aadh ibn Afraa sent me with a plate of fresh dates, which had small cucumbers on it, to Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam. Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam relished cucumbers. I took this to him. At that time some jewelery had been sent to Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam from Bahrain. He took a handful from it and gave it to me.”

    Rubayyi bint Mu’awwidh ibn Afraa radiyallahu anha said, “I took a plate of fresh dates and small cucumbers to Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam. He gave me a handful of jewelery, or a handful of gold.”


    Taken from: Classic Book of Hadeeth by Imaam Abi 'Eesaa Muhammad bin 'Eesah bin Sorah At-Tirmidhi R.A.(209-279A.H.)

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    THE SPEECH OF RASULULLAH (SALLALLAHU ALAIHE WASALLAM)

    Three ahaadith are compiled in this chapter in Shamaa'il Tirmidhi:

    (213) Hadith 1

    Aisha radiyallahu anha relates that the speech of Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam was not quick and continuous as that of yours. He spoke clearly, word for word. A person sitting in his company remembered what he said.

    Commentary

    The speech of Sayyidina Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam was not of an abridged nature or was it fast, that nothing could be understood. He spoke calmly and clearly, word for word. A person sitting by him remembered what he said.
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    (214) Hadith 2

    Anas ibn Maalik radiyallahu anhu says, “Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam (sometimes) repeated a word (as was necessary) thrice, so that his listeners understood well what he was saying”.

    Commentary

    If what he was explaining was difficult or it was something that had to be given a thought, or if there were many people, he faced all three sides and repeated it to every side, so that those present understood well what he was said. Repeating a thing thrice was maximum. If saying a thing twice only sufficed, he only said it twice.


    (215) Hadith Number 3

    Imaam Hasan radiyallahu anhu says,
    “I asked my (maternal) uncle Hind ibn Abi Haalah, who always described the noble features of Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam to describe to me the manner in which Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam spoke. He replied that Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam was always worried (about the hereafter). And always busy thinking (about the attributes of Allah and the betterment of the Ummah). Because of these things he was never free from thought and never rested (or because of worldly affairs he did not gain rest, but gained rest and contentment from religious well being. It is mentioned in the hadith that the coolness of my eyes is in salaah). He always spoke clearly from beginning to end. (He did not speak in a manner where only half sentences are spoken and the other half remained in the mind of the speaker, as is prevalent among snobbish high-minded and proud people). He spoke concisely, where the words are less and meaning more. (Mulla Ali Qaari has collected forty such ahaadith in his commentary which are very short. Those who wish may refer to it and memorise it). Every word was clearer than the previous one. There was no nonsensical talk, nor was there half-talks’ where the meaning was not complete and could not be grasped. He was not short-tempered, nor did he disgrace anyone. He always greatly appreciated the blessings of Allah even though it might be very minute, he did not criticize it.

    He did not criticize food, nor over-praised it (The reason for not criticizing food is clear, that it is a blessing from Allah. The reason for not praising it is because it might be felt that one is gluttonous. Nevertheless, he praised food if it was to make someone happy, and sometimes praised some special things). He was never angered for anything materialistic. (The reason being that he did not pay much attention, and did not care much about materialistic things).

    If someone exceeded the limits in religious matters or against the truth, he became so angry that no one could endure it, nor could anybody stop it till he avenged it. If for some reason he made a gesture or pointed at something, he did it with a full hand. (The ulama say the reason being that it is against humbleness to point with one finger only. Some ulama say it was his noble habit to signal oneness of Allah with one finger, therefore he did not signal anyone in that manner). When he was surprised by something he turned his hands, and when he spoke sometimes while talking, he moved his hands, he sometimes hit the palm of his right hand with the inside part of his left thumb. When he became angry with someone, he turned his face away from that person, and did not pay attention to that person or he forgave that person. When he was happy due to humility it seemed as if he had closed his eyes. The laugh of Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam was mostly a smile, at that moment his mubarak front teeth glittered like white shining hailstone.

    Commentary

    This hadith is the remaining portion of the seventh hadith mentioned in the first chapter. Every sentence of it should be read carefully and one should try to emulate them as much as possible. Every action of Sayyidina Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam is complete in humbleness and etiquette. Sayyidina Hind ibn Abi Haalah radiyallahu anhu is a step brother of Sayyiditina Faatimah radiyallahu anha.


    Taken from: Classic Book of Hadeeth by Imaam Abi 'Eesaa Muhammad bin 'Eesah bin Sorah At-Tirmidhi R.A.(209-279A.H.)

    Commentary by Shaykhul-Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Muhajir Madni (R.A)
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    Chapter on the worship and devotions of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam.


    Every deed and action of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam is divine worship. Every word and quietness is dhikr (remembrance of Allah). As an example and being part of the Shamaa-il, the author has mentioned, a few acts of worship, from where it may gauged that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam, although being sinless and assured of forgiveness and high status, which no wali of Allah can attain, nor any previous nabi has attained; did not stop at that, but gave much importance and attention to voluntary devotions. We who are called his ummah and claim to follow his path, how much importance do we attach to these acts when we are more sinful and lax. In relation to our sins, and for the mizaan (scale), we are more in need of worship than Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. Then, our prayers are such, leaving aside the full remuneration, if only a minute remuneration is received, it would be considered a blessing and good fortune. Every deed is rewarded by Allah Ta'aala according to the sincerity attached to it. The more the sincerity, the greater the reward will be.

    Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam has said: "When a person completes a. salaah; a tenth (portion) in reward is written for that, for some ninth,, likewise some are rewarded an eighth; seventh; sixth; fifth; quarter; third; half etc, (portion)".-Abu Daawud. The tenth portion is mentioned as an example, otherwise the reward may be less than that too.

    In another hadith it is mentioned that the first question that will be asked on the day of qiyaamah will be regarding salaah. Allah Ta'aala will command the m'alaa-ikah (angels): "See the prayers of my servants, are they fulfilled completely or are they incomplete? If it is complete a full reward must be written. If it is incomplete, then see if there are any voluntary (nawaafil) prayers, if there are, add them to the obligatory prayers and complete them. Then in the same manner, one shall be questioned regarding other deeds like zakaah etc.-Abu Daawud.

    We know well how our obligatory prayers are performed. It is of utmost importance that one performs voluntary acts to safeguard one's salaah, or other acts of sadaqah and devotions be performed in great quantity with care and sincerity. That time shall be difficult when we will have to present ourselves in the court of the Almighty.

    The two overseers of our deeds are always with us. This is not enough, but every portion of a humans body will testify as to the good and bad deed committed by man. Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam has advised us to count the recitation of the Kalimah Tayyibah -(La ilaha illallaah) and the Tasbeehaat (Praises of Allah) on the fingers, for on the day of qiyaamah the fingers shall also be questioned, and asked to reveal the deeds committed by it.The fingers will be given the power of speech.

    May my mother and father be sacrificed on Sayyidina 'Rasuluilah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam, for his example of everything is before us.

    1. Mughirah bin Shu'bah Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports that Rasuluilah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam performed such lengthy nafl prayers, that his mubaarak legs became swollen. The Sahaabah said : "You undergo such great difficulties, where Allah had forgiven your past and the future sins."Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said: "(When Allah Ta'aala has blessed me so much) should I not be a grateful servant?"

    2. Abu Hurayrah Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "Rasulullah Sallallhu 'Alayhi Wasallam performed so many nawaafil prayers that his legs swelled. Someone said to him, you take so many pains, wheras you have been given the good news that your past and present sind have been forgiven? He replied: "Should I not be grateful servant".

    3. Aswad bin Yazeed Radiyallahu 'Anhu says he enquired from 'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha regarding the salaah of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam at night. She replied: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam slept (after 'eshaa) for the first half portion of the night. He then awakened (and performed the tahajjud prayers) till the time of suhur (sehri), thereafter he performed the witr salaah. He then went to his bed. If he had a desire, he went to his wife. When he heard the adhaan, he got up. If he was in a state of janaabah (requiring ghusl) he performed ghusl. If not, he performed wudu and went for salaah".

    4. Ibn 'Abbaas Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam sometimes performed 13 rak'ahs of tahajjud (including witr)".

    5. 'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha reports that whenever Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam could not perform the tahajjud because of some reason. He performed twelve rak'ahs in the day (at the time of chaasht-before midday).

    6. Abu Hurayrah Radiyallahu 'Anhu says that Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said: "When one awakens at night (for-tahajjud salaah), two short rak'ahs should, be performed at the beginning".

    7. Zayd bin Khaalid Al-Juhani Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "I once made up my mind that today I will closely study how Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam performed his prayers. I lay down on the threshold of the house or a tent of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam (so that I may have a chance to observe with close attention). Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam first performed two short rak'ahs. After that he performed long, long, long rak'ahs. (Long is mentioned thrice because of the lengthy periods spent in the rak'ahs). He then performed two rak'ahs shorter than the previous one's. Then performed two rak'ahs shorter than that. And again performed two rak'ahs shorter than the previous one. He again performed two rak'ahs shorter than that. He then performed the witr. All these (amounted to) thirteen rak'ahs".
    8. Abi Salamah bin 'Abdurrahmaan Radiyallahu 'Anhu says he asked 'Aayesha Radiyallahu 'Anha "How was the salaah (how many rak'ah tahajjud was performed) of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam in Ramadaan? "She replied: "Rasulullah Sallallhu 'Alayhi Wasallam did not perform more than eleven rak'ahs during Ramadhaan or after Ramadhaan. (Eight rak'ahs tahajjud and three rak'ahs witr). He performed four rak'ahs. Do not ask of its length or how wounderfully (i.e. with humbellness and concentration) it was performed. In the same manner he performed four more rak'ahs. In the same manner he again performed four rak'ahs, and do not ask of its length or how wounderfully it was performed. After that he performed three rakahs witr". Aayesha Radiyallahu 'Anha says "I said: "O Messenger of Allah. Do you sleep before you perform witr?" He repiled: "O Aayesha, my eyes sleep, but my heart remains awake". (This is a special gift to the ambiyah (prophets) that their hearts remain awake at all times)

    9. 'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha says: "Once at night (salaah time), Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam kept on repeating one aayah."

    Commentary

    The aayah is the last aayah of Surah Maa-idah:

    In tu-adh-dhib-hum fa-innahum 'ibaaduk. Wa in tagh-fir lahum fa-innaka antal azizul hakim

    Translation.. "If Thou punish them, lo! they are Thy slaves, and if Thou forgive them, (lo! the are Thy slaves).Lo! Thou, only Thou, art Mighty, the wise". Surah Maa-idah, 118.

    The Being that possesses great power, if He wills, He may forgive the criminal. The One that is all Wise, there is Wisdom and benefit in every act of His. The reason for Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam reciting this aayah while standing and also in the ruku and sajdah, and repeating it many times, is to bring to mind the two attributes of Allah, namely the attributes of justice and forgiveness. The whole scene on the day of qiyaamah will be of these two things. It is stated that Imaam Aa'zam Abu Hanifah RA. also recited the following aayah the whole night:

    Wamtaazul yauma ayyuhal mujrimun

    Translation. "But avaunt ye, O ye guilty, this day!" SurahYaseen, 58.

    In this aayah too the scene of qiyaamah is portrayed. That today the sinners should separate and distinguish themselves. What a severe and nerve-chilling command this is. Today they are together with the pious and holy people and benefiting from the barakaat (blessings) they receive, but at this moment the sinners will be separated from them. May the Most Merciful Allah with His Grace keep those pious souls under His shadow, otherwise it is really a time for great trials.

    10. 'Abdullah bin Shaqeeq Radiyallahu' 'Anhu reports that he asked 'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha regarding the nawaafil prayers. She replied: "Rasulullah Sallallahu'Alayhi Wasallam performed nawaafil in the long part of the night whilst standing, and performed nawaafil in the long part of the night whilst sitting. His noble habit was that if he stood and recited (the Qur-aan) he performed ruku' and sajdah in a standing posture. If he recited whilst sitting, he performed the ruku' and sajdah in a sitting posture".

    11. Aayesha Radiyallahu 'Anha reports: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam performed most of his (nafl) salaah in a sitting posture before he passed away".

    Taken from: Classic Book of Hadeeth by Imaam Abi 'Eesaa Muhammad bin 'Eesah bin Sorah At-Tirmidhi R.A.(209-279A.H.)Commentary by Shaykhul-Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Muhajir Madni (R.A)
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    Implementing the Sunnah inRamadan and into our daily lives


    Following the Sunnah is a command from Allah:

    "Say (O Muhammad to mankind): "If you (really) love Allah, then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic monotheism, follow the Quran and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Quran: 3:31)

    Almighty Allah says: “There certainly is an excellent example in Allah's messenger for he who fears Allah and the last day and remembers Allah abundantly” (al-Ahzaab 21)

    By following the Sunnah in every aspect of our daily lives, everything we do will become worship, even going to the toilet, having a bath, dressing & undressing etc.

    Annas (RA) reports Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) advised, “Whoever cherishes my Sunnah, indeed he cherishes me & whoever loves me will be with me in Jannah.” (Tirmidhi: 2678: Ibid)

    So let us cherish & revive the Sunnah this Ramadan:

    Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever revives an aspect of my Sunnah that is forgotten after my death, he will have a reward equivalent to that of the people who follow him, without it detracting in the least from their reward.” (Tirmidhi)

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    Refusing to enter Paradise?

    Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi-Allahu 'anhu):

    Allah's Apostle (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, "All my followers will
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    They said, "O Allah's Apostle! Who
    will refuse?"
    He said, "Whoever obeys me will enter Paradise, and whoever
    disobeys me is the one who refuses (to enter it)."


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