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

It was usual with the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) to observe tartila (clear and distinct) in the recitation of the Holy QURAAN. He would not recite it rapidly and would utter each and every word clearly and would make a slight interval after reciting an ayah and would stretch out the word bearing the sign of maddah e.g., he would recite RAHMAN AND RAHEEM in a stretched out form and while beginning the recitation of the Holy QURAAN, he would seek refuge from ALLAH from cursed Shaitan (satan) in the following words: “I seek refuge in ALLAH from cursed shaitan”

May 4, 2010


Fiqh, Kitaab us Saum

(1) The thawab and spiritual benefits of saum are eliminated by commission of sin during the state of fasting.

(2) Fasting acts as a protecting shield for the Sa-im (fasting person) as long as he does not destroy his Saum with sin.

(3) Among the sins which destroy the benefits of Saum, the worst is Gheebat (to speak ill of others in their absence), Gheebat also produces physical weakness during Saum. The fast thus becomes very difficult to observe.

(4) Indulgence in futile acts, nonsensical and idle conversation are also negatory of the benefits of Saum.

September 13, 2008


Fiqh, Kitaab us Saum

“O People of Imaan! Siyâm (fasting) has been ordained for you just as It was ordained for those before you so that you attain taqwa! [Qur’an]

Siyam is among the fundamental acts of Ibadat. It has been ordained by Allah Ta’ala for the development of taqwa (piety) in the Mu’mineen. Fasting is extremely efficacious for the acquisition of taqwa. A Muslim cannot acquire Divine Proximity without taqwa. Without taqwa, the Muslim must necessarily drift far off the straight Path (Seeratul Mustaqeem) which leads to Allah Ta’ala and everlasting success in the Akhirah.

September 7, 2008