In the two Sahihs, the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) is reported to have said,
“He who wears silk in this worldly life, will not wear it in the Hereafter.”(Bukhari)
This is a general rule which applies to all classes of people, whether soldiers or otherwise. The Prophet (pbuh) said,
“Wearing gold and silk has been made unlawful for the men of my community but permissible for its women.” (Tirmidhi)
On the authority of Huzaifa Ibn Al- Yaman (may Allah be pleased with him) who said, Read more... (339 words, estimated 1:21 mins reading time)
1. To look out of the corner of your eyes left and right without turning your head.
2. To pray facing the Holy Quran.
3. To pray toward a man who’s back is to you and he is sitting talking to someone else.
4. To pray facing a candle or a lamp.
5. To repeat the same surah in both rakaats of a nafl namaaz.
6. To wipe dirt or grass from your forehead after finishing namaaz.
7. To wipe dirt or grass from your forehead during namaaz when it will disturb your concentration Read more... (149 words, estimated 36 secs reading time)
1. Makruh is that act with which salaat does not break
but the reward diminishes and it is sinful.
2. It is makruh to play with one’s clothing, body,
jewellery, or to remove pebbles. However, if one cannot make sajdah
because of the pebbles, he could move them once or twice with his hands.
3. It is makruh to do the following in salaat: to
crack one’s fingers, to rest one’s hands on one’s hips, to turn one’s head and
look to the left or right. However, if one looks at something by glancing
sideways without turning one’s head, then this is not makruh. However, to
do this without any real need is also not good. Read more... (1468 words, estimated 5:52 mins reading time)
“And whose words can be better than his, who calls (people) towards Allah, and performs good deeds, and says: ‘I am one of those who submit to Allah!'”
Certain commentators have written that whoever invites people to Allah through any means deserves the honour mentioned in the above verse. For instance, the prophets call people to Allah by means of miracles. and supernatural actions, the scholars invite them by preaching and arguments, the Muslim warriors (mujahids) call them by means of the sword: and the muazzins call them ‘by means of the azaan. In short, whoever invites people to good deeds deserves this reward, whether he calls them to the formal observances of Islam or to the internal improvements of the spirit, like the mystics who stress the purification of the heart and the realization of Allah’s attributes.
In the concluding verse quoted above some commentators say such a person should also be proud of the honour bestowed on him by Allah, of being categorised as a Muslim, and he should proclaim this honour in words.
Some other commentators interpret that he should not be proud of being a preacher, but should consider himself as an ordinary Muslim.