Friday, 28 October 2016

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Monday, 24 October 2016

Dua When It Rains

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Rasulullah Sallalaahu Alayhi wassalam said:

“Two will not be rejected: Dua when the Adhaan (call of prayer) is being called, and at the time of the rain.”

[Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah]


Saturday, 22 October 2016

Dua For Rain

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Hadhrat ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar (Radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“…[Whenever a nation] lessens weights and measures [i.e. they are deceitful in business transactions], they will be afflicted with famine, price hikes and an oppressive leader. 
When they refuse to pay Zakaat, they will be deprived of rain. Were it not for the animals, it will not rain [at all]…”

[Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 540. Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 4019]


Sunday, 11 September 2016

Virtues of Qurbaani

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: "There is nothing dearer to Allah during the days of Qurbaani than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Judgement with its horns, hair, and hooves (to be weighed). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore sacrifice with an open and happy heart."

[Tirmidhi, Ibne Majah]

Zaid lbn Arqam (Radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) relates that the Sahabah (Radhiyallaahu ‘anhum) queried, “O Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam): What is Qurbaani?”

He (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied: “It is the Sunnah of your father lbraheem (Alayhis Salaam).”

They again asked: “What benefit do we derive from it?”

He (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) answered: “A reward for every hair (of the sacrificed animal).”

“And (what reward is there for animals with) wool, O’ Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam)?” they asked.

“A reward”, he said, “for every fibre of the wool.”

[Ibne Majah]

“When a person slaughters a Qurbaani animal, he is forgiven at the fall of the first drop of blood, and verily, the animal shall be brought forward on the Day of Judgment 
with its blood, meat, limbs, etc. and shall be increased in weight seventy times, 
and then placed on the scale of deeds.”

[Kanzul Ummaal]

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Zul-Hijjah | The Sacred Days

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem


Rasulullah (Sallaahu ‘alayhi Wasallam) said: “On no days is the worship of Allah desired more than in the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. The fast of each of these days is equal to the fast of a whole year, and the Ibaadat (worship) of each of these nights is equal to the Ibaadat of Laylatul Qadr.” 
[Tirmidhi / Ibn Majah]

Hadhrat Ibn `Abbas (RA) reported that Rasulullah (Sallaahu ‘alayhi Wasallam) said: "There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days."

The people asked, "Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah?"

He said, "Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah, except in the case of a man who went out, giving himself and his wealth up for the cause (of Allah), and came back with nothing." 
[Sahih Bukhari]

Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn 'Umar (RA) related that Rasulullah (Sallaahu ‘alayhi Wasallam) said: "No days are as weighty with Allah and so liked by Him for good deeds than the first ten days of Zul Hijjah. So on these days increasingly read: 
SubhaanAllah, Laa ilaaha illallaah, Alhamdulillah and Allahu Akbar.
[Musnad Ahmad]



Hadhrat Talhah (RA) reported that Rasulullah (Sallaahu ‘alayhi Wasallam) said:  "Apart from the day of the Battle of Badr there is no day on which the shaytaan is seen to be more humiliated, more rejected, more depressed and more infuriated, than on the day of Arafah, and indeed all this is only because of beholding the abundance of descending mercy (on the day) and Allah's forgiveness of the great sins of the servants." 

Rasulullah (Sallaahu ‘alayhi Wasallam) was asked about fasting on the Day of Arafah
 (the 9th  Zul Hijjah). 
He said, "It atones for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year." 

[Sahih Muslim]

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Six Bounties of a Martyr

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

“The Martyr (shahid) has six Blessings from Allah:

1.)   He is forgiven from the moment his blood is first shed and will be shown his place in Jannah (Paradise),
2.)    He will be spared the trial of the grave,
3.)    He will be secure on the Day of Qiyamah (Resurrection).
4.)    A crown of dignity will be placed on his head, one ruby of which is better than this world and all that is in it,
5.)    He will be married to seventy two (72) maidens of Jannah (hurs) and
6.)    He will be permitted to intercede for seventy of his relatives.”

Sunan Tirmidhi, Sunan Ibn Majah