“Women asked Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), ‘O Messenger of Allah, by performing Jihad the men have grabbed Allah’s favours. Is there any deed that we women can do through which we can obtain the same reward of performing Jihad?’ The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, ‘Yes, if one of you does the work of her house it will fetch her the same reward as performing Jihad.’” [Baihaqi] Read the rest of this entry »
Times when Usage of Miswaak is Sunnah
Hudhaifa (radi Allahu anhu) narrated: “Whenever the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) got up at night he used to clean his mouth (and teeth) with Siwaak.” [Sahih Bukhari]
Times when the usage of a Miswaak is Sunnah are:
1. For the recitation of the Quran.
2. For the recitation of Hadith.
3. When the mouth emits any odor.
4. For the learning or teaching of the virtues of Islam.
5. For making Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah).
6. After entering one’s home.
7. Before entering any good gathering.
8. When experiencing pangs of hunger or thirst.
9. When the signs of death are evident.
10. At the time of Sehri.
11. Before meals.
12. Before undertaking a journey.
13. On returning from a journey.
14. Before sleeping.
15. Upon awakening.
Allah’s Apostle (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “If I had not found it hard for my followers I would have ordered them to clean their teeth with Siwaak for every Salat (prayer).” [Sahih Bukhari]
A Siwaak (also known as Miswaak) is a twig of the Arak tree (Peelu tree) although a few other trees can also be used to obtain it, such as walnut and olive. Studies have shown that Miswaak is better than toothpaste for preventing gum disease. It kills gum disease causing bacteria. It fights plaque effectively. It fights against caries. It removes bad breath and odour from the mouth. It creates a fragrance in the mouth. It cleans effectively between teeth due to its parallel bristles. It also increases salivation and hence inhibits dry mouth (Xerostomia). Read the rest of this entry »
Allah’s Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Keep away from ill-thinking, because ill-thinking is the greatest falsehood.” [Sahih Bukhari]
A person thinks of others as they are themselves. A man was on his way to the Masjid to pray Tahajjud when he saw a man coming from the direction of the Masjid. He thought, “Oh, that pious man beat me to Tahajjud. I must have missed the prayer!” The other man was not returning from the Masjid but was actually a robber on his way to rob a house. When he saw the man going to the Masjid he thought, “Look at that smart aleck robber returning from the house that I planned to rob!” Read the rest of this entry »
Author: S.H. Pasha
You may be an atheist or an agnostic or you may belong to any of the religious denominations that exist in the world today. You may have been a Communist or a believer in democracy and freedom.
No matter what you are, and no matter what your religious and political beliefs, personal and social habits happen to be – You Still Must Know This Man!
He was by far the most remarkable man that ever set foot on this earth. He preached a religion, founded a state, built a nation, laid down a moral code, initiated numberless social and political reforms, established a dynamic and powerful society to practice and represent his teachings, and he revolutionized the worlds of human thought and human action for all time.
His name was Muhammad WSallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam (Peace and Blessings be upon him) – and he accomplished all these wonders in the unbelievably short span of twenty-three years.
Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam (Peace and Blessings be upon him) was born in Arabia in 570 CE, and when he died at the age of 63, the whole of the Arabian Peninsula had changes from paganism and idol worship to the worship of One God; from tribal quarrels and wars to national solidarity and cohesion; from drunkenness and debauchery to sobriety and piety; from lawlessness and anarchy to disciplined living; from utter moral bankruptcy to the highest standards of moral excellence.
Human history has never known such a complete transformation of a people or a place before or since.
The Encyclopedia Britannica calls him “the most successful of all religious personalities of the world.” Bernard Shaw said, “if Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam (Peace and Blessings be upon him) were alive today, he would succeed in solving all those problems which threaten to destroy human civilization in our times.” Read the rest of this entry »
Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Let there be no harming, nor reciprocating harm.” [Sahih – Ibn Majah]
The meaning of this hadith is the prohibition of all forms of harmfulness, great or small, since the grammatical indefinite (of the words “harming” and “reciprocating harm”) in a negative context indicates generality. Thus, harming oneself or any other creature, without reason from the Shariah, is prohibited.
Based on this hadith many contemporary scholars hold it to be unlawful to buy, sell, use, or grow tobacco, because of the unlawfulness of consuming what has been proven to be harmful. Read the rest of this entry »
MISCONCEPTION #9: Muhammad was founder of Islam & Muslims worship him.
Muhammad(pbuh) was born in Mecca in the year 570. Since his father died before his birth, and his mother shortly afterwards, he was raised by his uncle from the respected tribe of Quraysh. As he grew up, he became known for his truthfulness, generosity and sincerity, so that he was sought after for his ability to arbitrate in disputes. The historians describe him as calm and meditative. Muhammad (pbuh)
was of a deeply religious nature, and had long detested the decadence of his society.
It became his habit to meditate from time to time in the Cave of Hira near Mecca. At the age of 40, while engaged in a meditative retreat, Muhammad(pbuh) received his first revelation from God through the Angel Gabriel. This revelation, which continued for 23 years is known as the Quran. As soon as he began to…
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