His gait

Features of the Mode of life of the Holy Prophet, Hadith & Seerah, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

Traditions from Hasan lbn Ali (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu). When he intended to walk, he would raise his feet with force and would put them down inclining forwards. He walked striding with modesty and his manner of walking gave an impression as if he was coming down a high place. When he intended to see anything on his sides, he would do so fully turning towards it (i.e. he did not cast side glances). He always looked downwards. Instead of looking up towards the sky, he preferred to look towards the ground. As a habit he would look through the corner of his eyes (i.e. due to extreme modesty, he would not cast full glance by lifting his head). He would ask his companions to walk ahead of him. Whomsoever he met, he saluted first. [Nashrut-Tib]

October 13, 2009

Paring the nails

Features of the Mode of life of the Holy Prophet, Hadith & Seerah, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

According to traditions he used to get his nails pared either on Friday or on Thursday in the following order:

Right hand: forefinger, middle finger, ring finger and little finger.

Left hand: little finger, ring finger, middle finger, forefinger thumb and right thumb.

In getting the nails of his feet pared, the Holy Prophet observed the following order:

Right foot: beginning with the little toe to the great toe successively.

Left foot: beginning with the right toe to the little one successively.

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to get his nails pared every fifteenth day. [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

October 11, 2009

50) Excess Against Others

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, the Almighty said,

{The blame is only against those who oppress men with wrong-doing and insolently transgress beyond bounds through the land, defying right and justice: for such there will be a chastisement grievous} (Ash-Shura: 42)

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Allah has inspired to me that you are all to be humble and that no one should exalt himself above another.” (Muslim)

It is also reported that,

“If a mountain transgresses against the other, Allah will make the one that transgressed it into dust.” (Suyuti)

The Prophet (pbuh) also said,

May 8, 2009

Celebrating the Praises of the All Praise-Worthy

Akhlaq & Spirituality, Striding in Allah’s Shade - Enriching Lives

So let us evaluate ourselves and try to figure out how much Allah is commemorated in our lives. If a believer gets the taste of celebrating the praises of his Allah then slowly, but surely, he develops a unique fondness for Him. And then a time comes when without remembrance he cannot exist. This love takes such a strange turn that we find ourselves yearning for it.  It has its own sweetness and allure. Like a man loves somebody, he cannot then live without remembering the beloved. Exclusive of the fact that the bond of attachment and love with Allah is so intense that the mortal worldly gears cannot even dare trying to win against it. It is this love that gratifies a believer; only this relishing him.

November 6, 2008

Sayings of the Sahabah on the Virtues and Importance of Jama’at

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 2-Salat and its virtues

A few Ahadith have been mentioned to serve as an example. We will now mention
the sayings of the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in order
to illustrate the importance they attached to the offering of salaat with
jama’at, and how they regarded the abandoning of jama’at. Why should they not
regard it like this? Who can be more cautious in obeying and seeking the
pleasure of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam than them?

August 31, 2008