Most Excellent Zikr (Remembrance)


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

Hadrat Jabir (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said that the most excellent way to make mention of ALLAH is to say:

“There is no God but ALLAH.”

[Tirmizi – lbn Majah]

Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated ALLAH’s Messenger as saying that if anyone says a hundred times in a day:

“There is no God but ALLAH Who has no partner, to whom dominion belongs, to whom praise is due, who is omnipotent.”

June 21, 2010

TASBEEHAT (REMEMBERANCE OF ALLAH)


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

Hadrat Samura bin – Jundab (Radi Aflaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said “The most excellent words are four:
1. Glory be to ALLAH,

2. Praise be to ALLAH,

3. There is no god but ALLAH,

4. ALLAH is most great. [Muslim]

Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said, “Two expressions which are light on the tongue but heavy in the scale are dear to the Compassionate One:

“Glory be to ALLAH and I begin with praise of Him,”

June 19, 2010

lstisqa Salaah (Salaah in time of drought)


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

Hadrat Abdullah bin Zaid (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH took the people in open ground (place) and performed Salaah for rain. He led them in two rak’ahs in the course of which he recited from the Holy QURAAN in a loud voice. He faced the QIBLAH making supplication, raised his hands and turned round his cloak when he faced QIBLA. [Bukhari, Muslim]

June 17, 2010

Kusuf Salaah (Salaah at an eclipse)


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

Hadrat Abu Musa ‘Ash ‘ari (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated; There was an eclipse of the sun, and the Prophet got up in trepidation fearing that the last hour had come. He then went to the mosque and prayed, standing, bowing and prostrating himself longer than I had ever seen him do. He then said, “These signs which ALLAH send do not come on account of anyone’s death or on account of his birth, but ALLAH produces dread in his servants by means of them. So when you see anything of that nature, apply yourselves to making mention of Him, supplication of Him and asking pardon of Him”. [BukhAri – Muslim]

June 15, 2010

Hajah Salaah (Salaah in times of necessity/need)


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

Hadrat Abdullah bin Abu Aufa (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated ALLAH’S Messenger as saying, If any one wants something from ALLAH or from a human being (i.e. irrespective of the need being directly from ALLAH without having any connection with man or apparently relating to a human being), he should perform ablution and do it well, then perform two rak’ahs, then extol ALLAH most high and invoke blessings on the Prophets, then say,

June 13, 2010

lstakharah Salaah (Salaah for seeking guidance)


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

1. Mas’la: Whenever one intends to do something, one should take guidance from ALLAH. Seeking guidance from ALLAH is called istikharah. This has been exhorted in a number of traditions the Prophet has said that not seeking guidance from ALLAH through lstikhara is nothing but ill luck and wretchedness. So before taking a decision on a proposal for marriage or before setting out on a journey or undertaking any other important assignment, one should seek guidance from ALLAH through lstikharah Salaah. [Raddul Mukhtar]

June 11, 2010

SALAAH GLORIFYING ALLAH (Tasbih Salaah/ Salat ut Tasbeeh)


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

Hadrat Abdullah -ibn- Abbas (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH told his uncle, son of ‘Abdul Muttalib (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu):

Abbas my uncle, shall I not give you, shall not present you, shall I not tell you, shall I not produce in you ten things, by your doing which ALLAH will forgive you your sin, first and last, old and new, involuntary and voluntary, small and great, secret and open? You should perform Salaah four rakahs reciting in each on surah al-Fatihah (I) and a surah and when you finish the recitation in the first rak’ah you should say fifteen times while standing:

June 9, 2010

Distinctive features of the Salaah of a man and a woman


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

The manner of performing the Salaah is the same for both man and woman. The distinctive features are mentioned below:

1. While saying the takbeer -e- Tahreema men should take out their hands from their cloak/shroud and raise their hands to the ears, unless there is any specific requirement like cold etc. to keep them covered. But women must invariably keep their hands inside and raise them to their shoulders without taking them out.

2. After takbeer -e- Tahreema, men should place their right hand on the left just below the navel while the women should do so on their breasts.

June 7, 2010

Some Instruction about Salaah


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

1. Hadrat Umar (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated ALLAH’s Messenger as saying, Should anyone falls asleep and fails to the perform supplication such as prayers which he normally made in the night, if he performs it between the dawn and the noon Salaah (Zuhar Salaah) it will be recorded for him as though he had recited it during the night. [Muslim]

2. Bismillah should be said if a (complete) surah is recited after surah al-Fatihah in the Salaah and if only a ruku (part of a surah) is recited, Bismillah need not be said. [Bahishti Zewar]

June 5, 2010

Ishraq Salaah – Zuha Salaah and other voluntary Salaah


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

Hadrat Ali (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated: when in the morning the sun was high in the sky as it is at the time of Asr Salaah (after noon), the Prophet used to say two Rakahs as lshraq Salaah and when it is as high in the sky in the east as it is in the west at the time of Zuhar Salaah, he would perform four Rakaats as Chasht Salaah. [Shamail -e- Tirmizi]

lshraq Salaah:

June 3, 2010