The virtue of performing four rak’ahs after ‘Isha

Sayyiduna 'Abdullah ibn 'Umar (radiyallahu 'anhuma) and other Sahabah (radiyallahu 'anhum) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: 'Whoever offers four rak'ahs after 'Isha before leaving the Masjid, will receive the reward of [these…

Putting the elders first

Shaykh Muhammad 'Awwamah (hafizahullah) while explaining the importance of etiquette with seniors, writes: 'I was once with my friend at our Madrasah Sha'baniyyah in Aleppo (may Allah Ta'ala alleviate the sufferings of its people soon) when we saw two of our…

Five reasons to sleep with wudu

Among the many Sunnats that relate to sleeping, making wudu before going to bed is one that yields much gain. There are many incentives for practicing this sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu'alayhi wasallam). Here under are a few of the incentives for one who…

10 Sunnats of Eating and Drinking

We eat and drink several times a day. By implementing the sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) we can gain maximum reward for these mundane activities.  10 Sunnats of Eating To wash both the hands before and after meals. (Sunan Abu Dawud,…

The Charitable Buyer

How often have we purchased items from vendors on the streets and sidewalks?  Some of us who do so, also have the habit of bargaining with these poor vendors. The following Hadith is a source of guidance and inspiration on this topic:

True value for the blessing of clothing

Clothing is a bounty that is exclusive to humans. No other creation enjoys such a bounty. Allah Ta’ala has made reference to this blessing in the Quran. ‘O Mankind, we have indeed granted you clothing that covers your shame and that is a means of adornment.’…

When to discharge the Sadaqatul Fitr

There are several Hadiths that encourage discharging the sadaqatul fitr before the Eid salah. Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has included the following chapter in his famous book; Sahih Bukhari: 'The chapter of [discharging] the sadaqah before Eid.' Imam Bukhari…

Secure your future

Generally, no minority in any country feels assured of complete safety unless they enter into an accord with the locals. Accords of safety and peace treaties are generally agreed to verbally or in writing. Islam teaches us to also take this precaution, and to…

For the sake of our beloveds…

Sometimes we make certain choices in life based merely on the fact that 'if my father/mother/child/wife/beloved was alive, he/she would do the same' or we do it “for old time’s sake”. This stems from the love that we possess for each other. When one loves…

The treasure of the night

It was the advice of Nabi Sulayman’s (alayhis salam) Mother, ‘O my son! Do not spend much time sleeping at night, because this causes a person to become destitute on the day of Qiyamah.’ (Sunan ibn Majah, Hadith: 1332)   Continuous Sunnah The performance of…

The Hadith which promises the reward of 100 Martyrs

The following hadith is commonly quoted when emphasising the importance of the sunnah: “Whoever holds of to my sunnah at the time of corruption of my Ummah, will get the reward of a hundred martyrs”

The Sunnah Response to Rain

When referring to rain, Allah Ta'ala has mentioned a dual purpose. In one verse, He says: "And he is the One who sends the winds ahead of his mercy" i.e, rain (Surah Furqan, verse: 48) In another verse, Allah Ta’ala says: “When they (the nation of Aad) saw a…

Blessed Fruits

Allah Ta'ala has repeatedly made reference to the gift of fruit in the Holy Quran. In one verse Allah Ta’ala says: “Do you not see that Allah sends down rain from the sky, and we produce therewith fruits of various colours.” (Surah Fatir: verse: 77)  …

Tahiyyatul Masjid; Our Weak Point!

Imagine a visitor that enters your home, takes a seat, occupies himself with his personal affairs, fulfills his need and then leaves without even greeting you..? The consequences of such a visit are obvious! Moreover, what if such behavior is repeated daily…

Valuable Steps

There are many rewarding deeds whose merits are inflated based on the occasion in which they are carried out. One such deed is: Walking for the salah of Jumu'ah. Sayyiduna Aws Ibn Aws (radiyallahu 'anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu'alaihiwasallam)…

How to Adopt the Sunnah – Audio

A dynamic lecture explaining the authenticity and beauty of the Sunnah, as well as the ease in implementing it. By my respected Father, Shaykhul Hadith Moulana Haroon Abasoomar saheb (rahimahullah) Download here 31/01/2013  

Rabi’ul Awwal has arrived, again…

Allah Ta'ala declares, “There certainly is an example in Allah’s Messenger for he who fears Allah and the last day and remembers Allah abundantly” (Surah Al-Ahzab, verse: 21) Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) said: “He who holds firm to my Sunnah when…

Sublime “Holiday Spots”

A man was on his way to a neighboring village when an angel suddenly appeared before him. ‘What takes you to this village?' Enquired the angel. ‘To visit a brother whom I love for the sake of Allah,’ was the sincere reply. The angel questioned further, ‘Do…

Mustahabb (rewardable) fasts of the Year

Besides the fard (obligatory) fast of Ramadan, there are various Nafl (optional) fasts that Nabi (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) kept throughout the year. We too can make an intention of following in His foot steps this year Insha Allah. The Sahabah…

Simplicity of a Sunnah Marriage – Audio

By, Shaykhul Hadith Moulana Haroon Abasoomar saheb (may Allah protect him) A unique explanation of the sunnahs of marriage and simple suggestions for a better matrimony. All of this in less than 40 mins. Download here 15/12/2012

Nafl (Optional) Salah in a Vehicle

In our era of hustle and bustle, the following Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) is quite pertinent and appropriate: Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn 'Umar (radiyallahu 'anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) would perform (nafl)…