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

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

Determination of a Surah (for recitation in a Salaah)


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

In Hujjatullah-al Baligha, Hadrat Shah Waliullah (May ALLAH bless him) has stated as follows: The Messenger of ALLAH chose to recite a particular sürah in a particular Salaah on certain conditions and expediencies but neither fixed them positively nor enjoined on others to do so. As such if any one follows his sunnah (and recite the same surah in the Salaah) it is in order, and if one does not do so, it does not matter. [Ma’rif -ul- Hadis]

May 22, 2010

AYATUS SAJDAH (Sajdah during recitation of the Holy QURAAN)


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

The Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) would offer a Sajdah when during recitation of QURAAN he would come to an ayah where a sajdah is indicated. He would say takbeer and then make prostration. [Za’d -ul- Ma’ad]

Sajdatut – tilawah is wajib

The manner of offering sajdah during recitation is to say Allah-u-Akbar without raising the hands, offer sajdah during which [Subhan-e-Rabbiyal’ala] should be recited three times and then the head should be raised. Note: The pre-requisites for sajdah during recitation are the same as for Salaah i.e. (ablution), neat and clean place, cleanliness of body and dress and facing the Qiblah. [Bahishti Zewar]

May 8, 2010

COUNTING OF TASBIHAAT (REMEMBRANCES)


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

Since the tasbihat are required to be said in given numbers, there are two ways of counting. One method is counting by a rosary and the other is to count on fingers. Counting on fingers is borne out by the Prophet himself i.e. he has directed to do so as well as he himself has done like that. As such counting on fingers is more meritorious. [Aurad -e- Rehman]

COUNTING ON FINGERS

May 2, 2010

TASBIHAAT (REMEMBERANCE) FOR THE MORNING AND EVENING TASBIH – FATIMA


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

In the Musnad of Ahmed, there is a tradition from Umm Salama (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anha) that ALLAH’s Messsenger (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) taught the following phrases to his daughter Hadrat Fatimah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anha) when she came to ask him for a servant. He said, When you go to bed, say the following phrases. Subhan ALLAH (Glory be to ALLAH) – 33 times Alhamdu Lillah (Praise be to ALLAH ) – 33 times Allahu Akbar (ALLAH is most great) – 34 times And say once:

April 28, 2010

FEATURES OF THE SALAAH OF ALLAH’S MESSENGER (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)


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

Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Prophet used to stand (offering voluntary Salaah) till his feet/legs were swollen. Someone mentioned to him that when he had already received tidings about all his sins, past and present, having been forgiven, why he subjected himself to such exertion. He replied: “(As ALLAH has been so kind to me) should I not be a grateful servant?” [Shamail -e- Tirmizi]

The Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) is reported to have stated: “Salaah is the delight of my eyes.” [Khasail -e- Nabawi]

April 20, 2010

PROPHET’S ROUTINE AFTER SALAAH (SALAT)


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

It was customary with the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) that after salutation, he use to say: I seek the forgiveness of ALLAH) thrice and then, ‘O ALLAH, Thou art peace, and peace comes from Thee. Blessed are Thou, O possessor of Glory and Honour.’ [Muslim]

He would remain sitting facing Qiblah so long as he recited the above dua and then used to turn towards the worshippers on the right or left. lbn Masud (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that he saw the Prophet turning to left many a time while Hadrat Anas (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that he saw the Prophet turning to right very often. [Zadul Ma’ad]

April 13, 2010

DU’A AFTER DURUD (BEFORE SALUTATION)


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

In his Mustadrak, Hakim has reported that (Hadrat) Abdullah-bin-Mas’ud (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) suggested that the worshipper should recite the durud after tashahhud and then should recite the supplication. In another tradition reported by Hadrat Abdullah bin Mas’ud appearing in Sahih Muslim and Sahih Bukhari regarding the tashahhud, the last sentence is “Then he may choose any supplication, which pleases him and offer it.

Reciting a suplication (du’a) at the tashahhud after durud is confirmed both by the teaching and the practice of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: When one of you finishes the last tashahhud he should seek refuge in ALLAH from four things. [Muslim]

April 7, 2010

TIMES AT WHICH IT IS FORBIDDEN TO PERFORM SALAAH


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

Hadrat ‘Uqbah bin ‘Amir (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: There were three times at which the Messenger of ALLAH used to forbid us to perform Salaah or bury our dead.

1. When the sun begins to rise till it is fully up.

2. When the sun is at its height at mid day till it passes the meridian.

3. When the sun draws near to setting till it sets. [Muslim]

April 1, 2010