THE MASNUN MANNER OF PERFORMING ABLUTION


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

Before ablution one should have a definite intention (NIYYAH) that he is performing ablution in order to perform Salaah (this enhances the blessings). One should sit at a raised place facing Qiblah so as to be safe from the spray of falling water then one should commence Wudu saying: (In the name of ALLAH Most Gracious, Most Merciful).

According to some traditions one should say:

1. In the name of ALLAH Most Glorious and praise be to ALLAH for the religion of Islam.

2. Then both hands upto the wrists should be washed three times.

March 5, 2010

GHUSL (BATH)


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

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]

February 21, 2010

Use of hair oil


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

Whenever he wanted to grease his head, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) would take some oil in the palm of his left hand and apply a little of it to his brows, then to this eyes and the rest to his head. In the like manner when he would apply oil to his beard, he would do so first to his eye-brows then eye-lashes and then to the beard. [Zadul Ma’ad]

Hazrat Anas (Razi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) often greased his head and combed his beard and he often wore head veil (cover) which due to excessive use of oil looked like a piece of cloth of an oil seller. [Shamail-e-Tirmizi, Zadul Ma’ad]

October 10, 2009

His footwear


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

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to wear shoes resembling a Chappal or wooden sandals. He wore also black socks made of leather and used to do masah (wiping with wet hands) over them in wudhu (ablution). His Sandals had two thongs, their straps being doubled, (one in between the toe and the next finger, the other one in between the third and the fourth finger) The strap on the upper side was also double.

His shoe was as long as one span and two fingers and was seven fingers in breadth. The straps were apart to the extent of two finger breadths in the inner side.

October 7, 2009

Saying bismillah (in the name of ALLAH) before meals


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

Amr bin Salma (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) once came to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) when meals had just been served to him. The Prophet said, “Come closer, son, and saying Bismillah (in the name of ALLA.AH) commence eating with the right hand from before you.” [Shama’il-e-Tarmizi]

There is unanimous agreement (amongst the theologians) that saying Bismillah before taking a meal is a Sunnah but eating food with the right hand is a Sunnah according to majority of them while some of them hold it to be a wajib (obligatory). It has been commissioned by the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) that one should eat and drink with his right hand for Satan eats and drinks with the left hand. [Khasail-e-Nabawi]

September 29, 2009

Etiquette of Eating and Drinking


Akhlaq & Spirituality

  • The Barakah (blessing) of eating is gained by washing the hands and rinsing the mouth before and after meals. (Tirmidhi)
  • Recite Bismillah before eating. (Bukhari, Muslim)
  • Eat with the right hand. (Bukhari, Muslim)
  • Never eat and drink with the left hand because Shaytaan eats with the left hand. (Muslim)
  • Eat from the portion of food that is nearest to you, i.e. do not eat from all sides of the plate. (Bukhari, Muslim)
  • Do not eat from the centre of the plate, but rather from the side, as barakat descends in the centre of the utensil. (Tirmidhi)
September 16, 2008

WUDHU MASAIL


Fiqh

THE FARD OF WUDHU ARE FOUR, WITHOUT COMPLETING THESE FOUR THINGS YOUR WUDHU WILL NOT BE COMPLETE.

WASH THE FACE ONCE

WASH THE HANDS TO THE ELBOWS ONCE

WIPE AT LEAST ¼ OF THE HEAD ONCE

WASH THE FEET TO THE ANKLES ONCE

THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS MUST BE IN PLACE BEFORE WUDHU BECOMES COMPLUSARY.

ADULT

SANITY

MUSLIM

TO HAVE ENUFF WATER AND THE ABILITY TO USE IT FOR ALL THE FARD PARTS THAT NEED TO BE WASHED

TO BE IN A STATE OF MINOR UNCLEANLINESS

September 10, 2008

Manner of conversation


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

[From the traditions
reported by Hasan Ibn Ali (Radi Allahu Ta’ala’anhu)]

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) was all the
time anxious about the Hereafter. He never relaxed and never spoke unless
necessary. His silence used to be long. He used to speak distinctly from
beginning to end. His speech was comprehensive with few but meaningful words.
His discourses made a clear distinction between right and wrong without being
irrelevant or sketchy. His nature was congenial, free from harshness and he
never addressed anyone disparagingly. He esteemed every blessing even if it was
small and never spoke ill of any blessing. He esteemed every blessing even if
it was small and never spoke ill of any blessing. But he never praised or found
fault with any eatable. (He did not find fault with it because it was a
blessing and did not speak highly of it as this is more often due to greed and
pleasing taste).

August 31, 2008

Difference in Salaat between Men and Women


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

Difference in Salaat between Men and Women

There are a few differences with regards to the postures adopted by men and women when offering salaat. They are as follows:

1. If a man is covered with a sheet or shawl, then at the time of saying takbeer-e-tahreemah he has to take out his hands from under the shawl and raise them upto his ears if there is no need to keep them inside. For example, when it is cold, he still has to take them out. As for women, under all conditions they have to keep their hands inside and raise them upto their shoulders.

August 31, 2008