Tag Archives: adopt a sunnah

November, 2017

  • 9 November

    Leaving for the masjid in the state of wudu

    There are several incentives for one who does wudu at his residence before leaving for the masjid.   Hereunder are two of those benefits:   1. Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: When one performs wudu at home and leaves for the masjid solely to offer salah [in congregation], for every step taken towards the masjid [in this state of wudu] one sin is …

December, 2016

  • 22 December

    The Charitable Buyer

    How often have we purchased items from vendors on the streets and sidewalks?  Some of us who do so, also have the habit of bargaining with these poor vendors. The following Hadith is a source of guidance and inspiration on this topic:

July, 2016

  • 25 July

    True value for the blessing of clothing

    Clothing is a bounty that is exclusive to humans. No other creation enjoys such a bounty. Allah Ta’ala has made reference to this blessing in the Quran. ‘O Mankind, we have indeed granted you clothing that covers your shame and that is a means of adornment.’ (Al A’raaf, Verse: 26).   History of garments The Historians state that it was Nabi Idris (‘alayhis salam) who was the first person to …

November, 2015

  • 18 November

    Secure your future

    Generally, no minority in any country feels assured of complete safety unless they enter into an accord with the locals. Accords of safety and peace treaties are generally agreed to verbally or in writing. Islam teaches us to also take this precaution, and to even win over the hearts of the indigenous through action. Before emigrating to Madinah, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) first took assurances from the Ansar when they met …

October, 2015

  • 20 October

    For the sake of our beloveds…

    Sometimes we make certain choices in life based merely on the fact that ‘if my father/mother/child/wife/beloved was alive, he/she would do the same’ or we do it “for old time’s sake”. This stems from the love that we possess for each other. When one loves someone dearly, then that love extends to everything that is connected to the beloved, especially in their absence. A mother will cherish the clothes of her …

January, 2014

  • 8 January

    The Sunnah Response to Rain

    When referring to rain, Allah Ta’ala has mentioned dual purpose. In one verse, He says: “And he is the One who sends the winds ahead of his mercy” i.e, rain (Surah Furqan, verse: 48) In another verse Allah Ta’ala says: “When they (the nation of Aad) saw a cloud approaching their valleys, they said, ‘This could will give us rain’ Nay! It is the calamity you were to be hastened. A wind …

November, 2013

  • 20 November

    Blessed Fruits

    Allah Ta’ala has repeatedly made reference to the gift of fruit in the Holy Quran. In one verse Allah Ta’ala says: “Do you not see that Allah sends down rain from the sky, and we produce therewith fruits of various colours.” (Surah Fatir: 87) Elsewhere Allah Ta’ala says: “and He sent down rain from the sky and brought forth fruits as provision for you.” (Surah Baqarah: 22) Gratitude for all Bounties Fruits …

January, 2013

  • 15 January

    Rabi’ul Awwal has arrived, again…

    Allah Ta’ala declares, “There certainly is an example in Allah’s Messenger for he who fears Allah and the last day and remembers Allah abundantly” (Surah Al-Ahzab, verse: 21) Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “He who holds firm to my sunnah when corruption is rampant in my Ummah will attain the reward of a hundred martyrs.” (Al-Bayhaqi fi-Zuhd; “hasan” –sound- according to Hafiz ibn Hajar; see: HidayaturRuwat, Hadith: 174) Sayyiduna Anas …