Anas R.A. reports that Rasulullah S.W. SW said, “On the Night or Power Jibraeel A.S. descends to the earth with the group of angels, praying for blessings on every servant of Allah they see standing in worship or sitting and celebrating Allah’s praises. Then on the day of ‘Iyd. Allah boasts about them to the angels, “O angels, what is the reward of that employee who had fully completed his service?” they reply, ‘O our Sustainer, his reward should be given in full’. To this Allah replies; ‘O my angels, verily My servants, the ales among them as well as the females have performed the obligatory duty upon them, thereafter they set forth to the ‘Iydgaah raising their voices n prayer to Me. I swear by My honour, by My Grace, by My High Position of greatness, that I shall surely answer the prayer of those people”. Thereafter Allah says (addressing the people) “Return, certainly I have forgiven your sins and have exchanged your evil deeds withs righteous ones”. Rasulullah S.W. SW said, “Those people then return (from the ‘Iydgaah) in forgiven state.
We are all drawn to people with a good sense of humour. Humour has the power of warming people’s hearts and lifting the spirits like no other human characteristic, and it provides a welcome break amidst the pressures of life.
Humour and joking are permitted in Islam. We learn this from several ahadith of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Abu Huraira radi allahu anhu said that the Prophet peace be upon him was told, “O Prophet of Allah, you are joking with us.” He said, “I only say what is true.” (Tirmidhi) Another Hadith relates that the Prophet would nickname Zainab bint Salama by repeatedly calling her ‘O Zuweinab’.
Q. “On page 5 of the october, 1993 issue of ALBALAGH I have read with interest the commentary on Verses 180-182 and particularly the Hadith narrated by Sayyidna Ibn Abbas (R.A) and the conclusion given which purports to make it permissbile for an inheritor to receive more than his/her share if all inheritors allow the enforcement of a will which names an inheritor to receive more than his/her share.
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]
Hadrat Aishah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anha) narrated: When the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) took bath after a seminal emission, he first washed his hands, then washed his private parts with his left hand, then poured water over his left hand with his right hand, (this was due to the fact that there was no small vessel for taking water), then performed ablution as he did for prayer, then put his fingers into the water and moved them through the roots of his hairs till he was satisfied that water has reached the roots fully, then poured three handfuls on his head with both his hands then poured water over all his body and then washed his feet.” [Bukhari, Muslim]
Hazrat Ibn Abbas R.A. reports that the Messenger of Allah said: “One hundred and twenty mercies descend upon the Ka’ba every day and night; sixty for those performing tawaaf, forty for those performing salaah and twenty for those merely looking at Ka’ba”.
Here we are told that merely looking at the Ka’ba is a form of Ibaadah. Hazrat Saeed ibn Musayyib R.A. the well known. Tab’iee used to say that whoever merely looks at the Ka’ba with complete faith, becomes so cleansed of his sins as the day he was born.
Hazrat Ibn Abbas R.A. reports: ‘On the day of Arafaat a young man; Fadhl; was Rasulullah’s sal’am companion, sharing his camel; when the young man cast his eyes, staring at the women. Whereupon Rasulullah sal’am said: ‘O so of my brother, this is such a day when whoever controls his hearing, his sight and the tongue; he shall certainly be forgiven by Allah’. The young man here referred to was Fadl Ibn Abbaas.
Hazrat Aa’isha R.A. reports from Rasulullah Sal’am: “Verily the angels shake hands with the Hajees arriving in Mecca mounted (on horses, camels etc), and embrace those arriving on foot.”
When Hazrat Ibn Abbas become sick, he said: “Nothing fills me with more regret and sorrow than the fact that I did not perform Hajj on foot.”
Indeed Allah mentioned those arriving in Mecca on foot in the Ayah of the Quran (Durre Mansoor)
This Ayah and its translation has been mentioned at the beginning of the book.
Hazrat Ismail A.S. used to perform Hajj on foot. (Durre Mansoor)
Hazrat Ibn Abbas R.A reports from Rasulullah Sal’am who said: “Whoever goes for Hajj to Mecca on foot, and return; for him is written the reward of seven hundred good deeds performed in the Holy Haram for every stride taken.” The companions asked: “And what is the meaning of good deeds of the Haram?”
Hadrat Ibn Abbas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated: Once as the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) came out from the closet, meals were served to him and he was requested to indicate whether water should be brought for Wudu. He replied “I have been commanded to perform wudu only when I have to pray.” [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]