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Adhaan in Wilderness

Abu Saeed al-Khudri (radi Allahu anhu) said to Abu Sa’sa’ah: “I see that you love sheep and the wilderness. If you are with your sheep or in the wilderness, say the Adhaan for your prayer, and raise your voice when doing so, for as far as the Muezzin’s voice reaches, there is no Jinn, human, or thing but it will bear witness for him on the Day of Resurrection.” Abu Saeed (radi Allahu anhu) said: “I heard that from the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam).” [Bukhari] Read the rest of this entry »

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A River In A Matchbox

“A man came to the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, teach me but make it concise.’ He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: ‘(1) When you stand to pray, pray like a man bidding farewell. (2) Do not say anything for which you will have to apologize. (3) And give up hope for what other people have.’” [Sunan Ibn Majah]

If we pray as though it is our last prayer we will implore Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) very humbly and supplicate Him very seriously. If our every prayer is like this then how much sin could we possibly accumulate between prayers? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2017 in hadith

 

Eat to Live or Live to Eat

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “I do not eat reclining.” [Sahih Bukhari]

There is a difference of opinion as to what reclining means. Some say that it means leaning on one side, whether right or left, or against a wall. Imam Al-Khattabi takes it in this sense that somebody should lay out a mattress and sit on it comfortably as one sits cross-legged. Ibn Hajar says that one should sit with the right knee drawn up and the left one bent down. The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) hardly used to take an adequate meal. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2017 in hadith

 

Hajj Mabroor From Lawful Earnings Only

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Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When a man sets out for Hajj with wholesome provision and places his foot in the stirrup and calls out, ‘At Your service, O Allah,’ then a caller from heaven calls out, ‘At your service and obedience! Your provision is lawful and your mount is lawful and your Hajj is accepted and unencumbered.’ When a man sets out with unwholesome provision and puts his foot in the stirrup and says, ‘At your service, O Allah,’ then a caller from the heaven calls out, ‘You have no service or obedience! Your provision is unlawful and your mount is unlawful, and your Hajj is not accepted.” [Tabarani]

This hadith informs us of the benefit of setting out for Hajj with Halal money. Such a person’s Hajj is performed smoothly, as angels assist him/her and smooth out difficulties that may come in his/her path. When he/she says “Labbaik Allahumma (At Your service, O Allah),” the angels answer that they in turn are now at his/her service. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2016 in hadith

 

Benefits of Siwaak

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 »

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2016 in hadith