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10 Sunnats of Eating and Drinking

We eat and drink several times a day. By implementing the sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) we can gain maximum reward for these mundane activities.  10 Sunnats of Eating To wash both the hands before and after meals. (Sunan Abu Dawud, Hadith: 3755) To sit on the floor (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 5386) To sit in one of the following three postures; In the Tashahud position (like in Salah) (Fathul …

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Ramadan Reminders

The month of Ramadan, in addition to being known as the ‘month of the Quran’ is also the ‘month of du’a’ There are several du’as that pertain to this month. Hereunder are a few of them: Du’a at the beginning of Ramadan Sayyiduna ‘Ubaadah ibn Samit (radiyallahu‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) used to teach the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) the following du’a when the blessed month of Ramadan would arrive: …

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15 Incentives for Wudu

The wudu of a believer is indicative of the position that cleanliness holds in Islam. Being the key to Salah, a mu’min will perform wudu at least 5 times a day. Therefore, utmost care should be taken in perfecting it. By implementing the following sunnats and guidelines extracted from the noble Ahadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam), one would Insha Allah be able to achieve maximum reward for the wudu. …

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The treasure of the night

It was the advice of Nabi Sulayman’s (alayhis salaam) Mother, ‘O my son! Do not spend much time sleeping at night, because this causes a person to become destitute on the day of Qiyamah.’ (Sunan ibn Majah Hadith1332)   Continuous Sunnah The performance of Nafl Salah (Tahajjud) during the latter part of the night or early hours of the morning was a constant practice of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). Sayyidatuna Aishah (radiyallahu’anha) …

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Like Father…

My previous post provided a glimpse of Khalifah ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdil ‘Azeez’s method of training his children. Now I would like to share the result of this nurturing. The Historians mention that he had fifteen children, three of which were daughters. Each of them grew up to be obedient and pious. The most accomplished of them was: ‘Abdul Malik (rahimahullah) ‘Umar (rahimahullah) says: “My son ‘Abdul Malik is most cherished …

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Imam Abu Hatim Razi (رحمه الله), One who memorized 300 000 Hadith!

Imam Abu Hatim, Muhammad ibn Idris Ar-Razi (رحمه الله) was born in Ray (Tehran –Iran) in the year 195 A.H. and he passed away in the year 277 A.H. Lengthy Sojourn He first set out in search of knowledge at the age of 18. He states in this regard: ” The first time that I had set out  to  acquire  knowledge I remained away from home for 7 years. I …

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Sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, Not S.A.W.!

There is certain etiquette that applies when we take the names of our predecessors. These are Great leaders in deen, and they deserve a certain amount of respect. Many have the habit of merely sufficing on abbreviations like: “r.a.” or “a.s.” Even worse is the use of the “s.a.w.” acronym! The Greatest human on earth deserves more respect than that. To suffice on an abbreviation instead of the entire “sallallahu’alaihi …

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