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

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

Good name earned by good deeds is a bounty of ALLAH


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

Hadrat Abu Zarr Gaffari (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated: The Messenger of ALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) was asked, “What do you say about a man who does good deeds and is on that account spoken well by the people? (According to another narration the last clause was: is loved by the people?) He replied, This is real good tiding for a true Muslim.” [Sahih Muslim]

Similarly if someone does any good work openly with the intention that others may follow him and learn to do likewise, then it will not be taken as dissimulation: but in such a situation that servant of ALLAH will get divine reward for teaching and preaching (religion). From numerous traditions it appears that this was the intention behind many actions of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam).

January 23, 2010

49) Loudly Lamenting for the Dead or When Afflicted with an Adversity


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

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)

May 7, 2009