Build yourself a palace in Jannah

The five daily Fard Salahs have stipulated optional [Sunnah] Salahs that accompany each of them. On the day of Qiyamah, if there is any deficiency in a person’s Fard Salah, his Nafl Salah will compensate for that. (Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 413) Therefore,…

Shaykh ‘Awwamah’s love for the Sunnah

My respected friend, Shaykh 'Awwamah’s son, Dr Muhyuddeen (hafizhahullah), writes: ‘My respected father continuously encouraged his family in the home to adopt the various Sunnahs of Nabi (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam). He encourages them by saying that these…

Changing the route from the ‘Eid Salah

Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu'anhu) reports that when it was the day of 'Eid, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) would attend and return from the 'Eid salah using different routes. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 943)   Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) –the famous…

The Sunnah of exchanging gifts

Among the many Sunnats of our Nabi (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) that pertain to our social life is the beautiful Sunnah of exchanging gifts. Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Offer gifts to each other, for this creates affection and removes the…

The sublime Sunnah of Forgiveness – Audio

Allah Ta'ala mentions in the Quran: لَّقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِّمَن كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الْآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا Certainly for you in Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) is an excellent example;…

Hadith guidelines on tooth-picking

Islam lays unparalleled emphasis on oral hygiene. In addition to using the miswak at salah times, the miswak is recommended on several other occasions too. See here.   The Sunnah of Picking the Teeth Another form of oral hygiene in Islam is the…

Ten deeds for protection and blessings in a home/business premises

At times we have the opportunity of purchasing a new home or business, we become eager to start it off on the right foot. We therefore resort to various forms of dhikr, recitation of Quran and du'a for barakah. In the Hadith references at hand, I have not…

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,…

Love for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) – Audio

Allah Ta'ala has created in us emotions/feelings/sentiments. From all these sentiments, love is the most dynamic. There was a deep unparalleled love in the hearts of the Sahabah (radiyallahu 'anhum) for Allah and Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam). This…

The Best of You…

One of the great expositions of Almighty Allah’s divinity is the creation of the spouse. The system of procreation is in itself unique as well as divine. Mind boggling is the fact that the entire human race has been extracted from a single couple; Nabi Adam…

The Crown of a Believer

The way we conduct ourselves speaks much of the values we hold. Likewise, the way we dress reflects our cultural heritage, religious values and speaks a language of its own. A religiously dressed person portrays piety and a definite set of values. 'The Crown…

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.’…

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…

The Sunnah, the Ideal way – Audio

A lecture on the above topic, delivered by my Beloved Father, Shaykhul Hadith Moulana Haroon Abasoomar saheb. Download here 28/03/2014

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…

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.…

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…

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

Garbs of Fire

Once while Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was walking through the streets of Madinah, He noticed a Sahabi (radiyallahu 'anhu) whose pants were below his ankles. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advised him to raise his garments.…