Sunnats

Mustahabb (rewardable) fasts of the Year

Besides the fard (obligatory) fast of Ramadan, there are various Nafl (optional) fasts that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) kept throughout the year. We too can make an intention of following in His foot steps this year Insha Allah. The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) mention that, at times, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) would fast so much that we thought he would not stop and at times he (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) did vice …

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Fasting on ‘Aashura Saturday

Imams Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi (rahimahumallah) have reported from Sayyidatuna Samma (radiyallahu’anha) that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) said: “Don’t fast on Saturdays unless it’s an obligatory fast” i.e, like Ramadan. (Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 2413, Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 744 and others) This Hadith has been quoted by some contemporaries to discourage people from fasting on the 10th of Muharram, or even the 9th or 11th of Muharram, if any of these dates …

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Nafl (Optional) Salah in a Vehicle

In our era of hustle and bustle, the following Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is quite pertinent and appropriate: Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) would perform (nafl) Salah on his conveyance while he was out of the town. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1096 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1608, 1616). The Fuqaha (Jurists) have mentioned that this practice (of offering nafl Salah in one’s …

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A Day nobler than the two Eids

THE DAY OF JUMU’AH Every nation has an appointed day of celebration and worship, which they have chosen by themselves. The Jews chose Saturday as their day of worship whereas the Christians chose Sunday as theirs. However, Friday is such a day which Allah Ta’ala Himself chose as a day of worship, celebration and a distinguishing feature for the Muslims.

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The Virtue and Format of Salatut Tasbih

By Moulana Zeyad Danka The Virtues of Salatut Tasbih Salatut Tasbih is a very important and meritorious form of salah. This is evident from several Hadiths, wherein Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) emphasised on it and enjoined it as a matter of great kindness and favour. As such, the ‘Ulama, Jurists, Muhadditheen, and Sufis throughout the centuries have been particular in offering this Salah.

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Garbs of Fire

Once while Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was walking through the streets of Madinah, He noticed a Sahabi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) whose pants were below his ankles. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advised him to raise his garments. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) also said: “Am I not an example to you?” (Shamaail Tirmizi, Hadith: 120 ; Fathul Bari, vol.10 pg.216)

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Recommended times for using the Miswak

Perhaps the most encapsulating Hadith on the importance of brushing the teeth with a Miswak is the narration of Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu’anhu) wherein Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) says: “Use the Miswak, for it is a means of cleansing the mouth and attaining the pleasure of Allah. Every time Jibril (‘alayhi salam) came to me he advised me to use the Miswak, to an extent that I feared it may become …

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