Salah (Prayer) · Tahara (Ablution)

He who performs ablution like this ablution of mine and then stood up (for prayer) and offered two rak’ahs of prayer ..

Humran, the freed slave of ‘Uthman, said: Uthman b. ‘Affan called for ablution water and this is how he performed the ablution.

He washed his hands thrice. He then rinsed his mouth and cleaned his nose with water (three times). He then washed his face three times, then washed his right arm up to the elbow three times, then washed his left arm like that, then wiped his head; then washed his right foot up to the ankle three times, then washed his left foot like that, and then said: I saw the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) perform ablution like this ablution of mine. Then the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: He who performs ablution like this ablution of mine and then stood up (for prayer) and offered two rak’ahs of prayer without allowing his thoughts to be distracted, all his previous sins are expiated.

Ibn Shihab said: Our scholars remarked: This is the most complete of the ablutions performed for prayer.

[Saheeh Muslim Book 002, Number 0436]
Purification (Kitab Al-Taharah) Sahih Muslim

Daily-Hadith · Ibadah (Worship) · Salah (Prayer) · Women

Do not stop Allaah’s Imaa’ (women slaves) from going to Allaah’s mosques

254. Narrated Ibn ‘Umar (radhi Allaahu anhu) :

One of the wives of ‘Umar (bin Al-Khattaab) used to offer the Fajr and the ‘Ishaa prayer in congregation in the mosque. She was asked why she had come out for the prayer as she knew that ‘Umar disliked it and he has great Gheera (self-respect). She replied, “What prevents him from stopping  me from this act?” The other replied, “The statement of Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam). ‘Do not stop Allaah’s Imaa’ (women slaves) from going to Allaah’s mosques‘, prevents him.”

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 23, Vol. 2]

Source : The Book Of As-Salaat (The Prayer) – Chapter 30 – The going of women to the mosques if it does not lead to Fitnah (trial or an affliction etc.), and a lady should not come out scented.  Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Daily-Hadith · Salah (Prayer)

The angels supplicate in favour of one of you so long as he remains in the place where he has performed Salat (prayer)

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said,

The angels supplicate in favour of one of you so long as he remains in the place where he has performed Salat (prayer) in a state of Wudu’. They (the angels) say: `O Allah! Forgive him, O Allah! Have mercy on him

[Sahih Al-Bukhari]

The Excellence of waiting for As-Salat (The Prayer) – Riyaadus-Saaliheen

Daily-Hadith · Hereafter · Sins

The Braying Drunkard

Al-’Awâm b. Hawshab (148H) – Allâh have mercy on him – said:

I once came to an area in one part of which was a graveyard. After ‘asr, one of the graves split open and a man with the head of a donkey and the body of a human came up from it and brayed three times, after which the grave closed back up on him. I then saw an old woman weaving fleece or wool, and a woman said, “Do you see that old woman?” I said, “What about her?” She replied, “That is the mother of this [dead] man.” I asked, “What was his story?” She replied, “He used to drink wine, and whenever he would go out his mother would say, ‘O my son, fear Allâh; until when will you keep drinking wine?’ He would reply, ‘You bray like a donkey.’” The woman said, “He then died after ‘asr, so every day after ‘asr the grave opens up and he brays a few times, then the grave closes up on him again.

Al-Hâfidh Abul-Qâsim Al-Asbahânî, Al-Targhîb wa Al-Tarhîb article 471.

Shaykh Nâsir Al-Dîn Al-Albânî graded this narration hasan in his edition of Al-Mundhirî’s Al-Targhîb wa Al-Tarhîb. See Sahîh Al-Targhîb wa Al-Tarhîb hadîth 2517.

Al-Mundhirî quotes Al-Asbahânî as saying:
This [story] was narrated by Abul-’Abbâs Al-Asam in a dictation at Naysâbûr, in the presence of great preservers [of traditions] and people of knowledge, and they did not reject it.

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Dunya · Quotes from Salaf · Wealth.

From Allaah’s Blessings on a servant is that he be granted contentment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him said,

From Allaah’s Blessings on a servant is that he be granted contentment, whether that be regarding his residence, his clothes, his means of transport, or his children.  For when a person is content with what Allaah has given him, he will remain rich

Bulughul-Maraam, vol. 6, p. 272.

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Daily-Hadith · Hereafter

Love to meet Allaah

1719. Narrated ‘Ubaaba bin As-Saamit (radhi Allaahu anhu) : The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

Whoever loves to meet Allaah, Allaah (too) loves to meet him, and whoever hates to meet Allaah, Allaah (too) hates to meet him.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 514, Vol. 8]

Source : The Book of Dhikr, Ad-Du’aa At-tauba etc – Chapter 5 – Whoever  loves to meet Allaah, Allaah (too) loves to meet him, and whoever hates to meet Allaah, Allaah (too) hates to meet him. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Related Hadith:

It is authentically reported that `Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“He who loves meeting Allah, Allah will love to meet him, and he who dislikes to meet Allah, Allah dislikes to meet him.” I (‘A’ishah) said: “Allah’s Messenger, as for death, we all hate it.” Thereupon he (the Prophet) said: “It is not that (which you construe), but (this) that when a believer (at the time of death) is given the glad tidings of the mercy of Allah, His Pleasure, and of paradise, he longs to meet Allah, and Allah also loves to meet him; and when a Kafir (disbeliever/non-Muslim) is given the news of the torment and hardship which he is going to face at the Hand of Allah, he abhors to meet Allah and Allah also hates meeting him.

(Agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

* Fear of Death – Fatwa of Ibn Baaz

Daily-Hadith · Quotes from Sunnah · Tahara (Ablution)

* Al-Ghurr-ul-Muhajjaloon (Radiant and Beautiful) – Because of the Ablution

141. Narrated Nu’am Al-Mujmir (radhi Allaahu anhu) : Once I went up the mosque, (along with) Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu). (He performed ablution and) said, ” I heard the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying,

‘On the Day of Resurrection, my followers will be called Al-Ghurr-ul-Muhajjaloon from the traces of ablution, and whoever can increase the area of his radiance(*) should do so (i.e. by performing ablution in the most perfect manner).'”

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 138, Vol. 1]

(*) [H. 141] The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) did not increase the area that what is washed of the bodyparts while doing the ablution as Allaah ordered to be washed, in the Qur’aan.
Source : The Book of At-Tahaara – Chapter 12 – It is preferable to increase the area of radiance and wash perfectly the body parts during ablution.
Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Notes:  al-Ghurr: beautiful, handsome   ;  al-Muhajjaloon (sing. muhajjal): bright, radiant.

Daily-Hadith

Be like an Orange (Citron)

460. Narrated Aboo Moosa Al-Asharee (radhi Allaahu anha):- Allaah’s

Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi wasallam) said,

The example of a believer who recited the Qur’aan, is that of a citron which smells good and tastes good; and the example of a believer who does not recite the Qur’aan, is that of a date which has no smell but tastes sweet; and the example of a hypocrite who recites the Qur’aan, is that of Ar-Reyhan (an aromatic plant) which smells good but tastes bitter; and the example of a hypocrite who does not recite the Qur’aan, is that of a colocynth plant which has no smell and is bitter in taste.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 338, Vol. 7]
Source : The Book of the Salat of travellers and its Taqsir – Chapter 37 – The superiority of a person who knows Quraan by heart (Haafiz-ul-Quraan)
Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Daily-Hadith · Siyam (Fasting)

Whosoever observes Saum (fast) for one day for Allaah’s Cause ..

709. Narrated Aboo Saeed (radhi Allaahu anhu) : I heard the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam)  saying,

“Whosoever observes Saum (fast) for one day for Allaah’s Cause, Allaah will keep his face away from the (Hell) Fire for (a distance covered by a journey of) seventy years.”

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 93, Vol. 4]

Source : The Book Of As-Siyaam (the fasting) – Chapter 31- The superiority of observing Saum (fast) in Allaah’s Cause by the one who has the power to do it without getting hurt (by doing so) or overlooking his duties.
Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Daily Benefits · ilm - Knowledge · Quotes from Salaf · Wealth.

Knowledge is better than wealth – Advice of ‘Alee ibn Abee Taalib (radhi Allaahu anhu)

‘Alee ibn Abee Taalib (radhi Allaahu anhu)  said to Kumail ibn Ziyaad,

Knowledge is better than wealth. Knowledge is a protection for you, whereas it is you that has to protect wealth. The zakaat of knowledge is action, whereas spending decreases wealth. And love of the Scholar is part of the Religion. Knowledge brings about obedience for the Scholar in his own lifetime and causes him to have good repute after his death, whereas the benefit of wealth ceases when it passes away. The hoarders of wealth have died even though they are still alive, whereas the Scholars remain for as long as time remains – their persons are lost, but their examples remain in the hearts.

Reported by Abu Nu’aym in Hilyatul-Awliyaa (1/79-80), al-Khateeb al-Baghdaadee in al-Faqeeh wal-Mutafaqqih (1/49-50) and Ibn Katheer in al-Bidaayah wan-Nihaayah (9/47).

The Advice of ‘Alee (radiallaahu ‘anhu)