Sunnats

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 (rahimahullah) quoted the following Hadith under this chapter: Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) instructed that the sadaqatul fitr (fitrah) be given [to the poor] before …

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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 even win over the hearts of the indigenous through action. Before emigrating to Madinah, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) first took assurances from the Ansar when they met …

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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 someone dearly, then that love extends to everything that is connected to the beloved, especially in their absence. A mother will cherish the clothes of her …

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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 Nafl Salah (Tahajjud) during the latter part of the night or early hours of the morning was a constant practice of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). Sayyidatuna …

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The Sunnah Response to Rain

When referring to rain, Allah Ta’ala has mentioned 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 cloud approaching their valleys, they said, ‘This could will give us rain’ Nay! It is the calamity you were to be hastened. A wind …

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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)   Elsewhere Allah Ta’ala says: “and He sent down rain from the sky and brought forth fruits as provision for you.” (Surah Baqarah: verse: 22)   Gratitude …

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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 or even weekly?!! Ironically, it is we ourselves that are the perpetrators of such behaviour and we don’t even realise it! Visiting Allah One who visits the Masjid is …

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Istikharah in the Light of the Sunnah

This book, by my dear friend Shaykh Abu Usamah clarifies many complications people have in understanding the reality of Istikharah. When it was first published, it proved extremely beneficial to every reader, even the learned ones. This is the third edition. It’s a book I feel closely attached to and with whose every detail I agree. May Allah continue to use it as a means of spreading pure authentic knowledge. …

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