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]
BRIGHTNESS OF THE PARTS OF BODY WASHED IN ABLUTION ON THE DAY OF RESURRECTION
Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: “My people will be summoned on the day of resurrection with white faces and hands and feet from the marks of ablution. If any of you can extend his brightness, let him do so.”[Bukhari, Muslim]
THE MANNER OF PERFORMING WUDU
Dhikr i.e. mental or verbal remembrance of Allah is so consoling, pleasant and easy form of worship that one can perform it continuously at all times and with great benefit, Allah has enjoined His Dhikr in the Quran.
Obviously dhikr does not benefit Allah, Who has no need of in the benefit is for Allah’s bondsmen since dhikr strengthens the bond between Allah and His bondsmen, is food for the soul which invigorates it. And with an invigorated soul it becomes easy to overcome one’s base instincts and to vanquish the Devil. Thus one is able more easily to avoid sins and the good deeds increase.
In Sahih Muslim, Ibn Mas’ud (may Allah be pleased with him) reported, “The Prophet (pbuh) said that,
“He who slaps his cheeks, rips his pockets, or calls out the cries of the pre-Islamic period of ignorance is not of us.” (Bukhari)
Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that,
“The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) cleared himself from the woman who loudly lament, the one who shaves or plucks out her hair when being afflicted with an adversity, and the one who rips off her clothes.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
Sayyidina Huzayl ibn Shurahbeel reported that someone asked Sayyidina Abu Musa Ash’ari a ruling. He gave an answer but also advised them to ask Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Mas’ood . They went to him and told him that they had asked Abu Musa Ash’ari already. His ruling was contrary to Abu Musa’s who, when they told him about it, said:
“Do not ask me (for rulings) as long as this great scholar is among you.” (Bukhari v2 p997)
The words in Musnad Ahmad are:
“As long as this major scholar is among you do not ask me anything.” (Ahmed v1 p464)