Sunday, 27 June 2010

"If you should love Allah, then follow me,Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him

Performe ablution perfectly

1.  Mentioning the name of Allah-In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful [saying: bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim]

 2.  Washing the hands thrice.

3.  [Starting by] Rinsing the mouth and nose before washing the face.

 4.  Rinsing the nose by one's left hand. This is because it is mentioned in the hadith that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), "washed his hands thrice, then he rinsed his mouth and washed his nose with water by putting water in it and blowing it out, and he washed his face thrice…) [Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim].

 5.  Exaggerating in rinsing one's mouth and nose if not fasting by moving water around the mouth and snuffing water to the end of one's nose. This is because of the hadith, "…and snuff with water well except when you are fasting". [Sunnan At-Tirmithi, Abu Dawoud, ibn Maja and An-Nasa'i].

 6.  Rinsing one's mouth and nose with the same handful of water. This is because of the hadith, "He [the Prophet] put his hand [into the vessel containing water] rinsed his mouth and his nose". [Bukhari and Muslim].

 7.  Using tooth stick [Ar. Siwak] before rinsing one's mouth. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him says, "Had I not thought it difficult for my Ummah, I would have commanded them to use the Siwak (tooth-stick) before every Prayer.''[Narrated by Ahmed and An-Nasa'i].

 8.  Running one's wet finger through the beard upon washing the face. It is mentioned in the hadith that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him used to run his wet finger through his beard while performing ablution. [At-Tirmithi].

 9.  Wiping over one's head. This is performed as follows: passing one's wet hands over the head from front to back and so forth. As for obligatory wiping over one's head, it is to wipe over one's head in any way. It is narrated that the Messenger of Allah used to pass his hands over his head [in ablution] from the front to the back. [Bukhari and Muslim].

 10.     Running wet fingers between the fingers and toes. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "Perform your ablution perfectly and let water to run between the fingers [and toes]".

 11.     Washing the right [limb] before the left. It is narrated in the hadith that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him): "Used to start from the right side on wearing shoes, combing his hair, cleaning or washing himself and on doing anything else" [Bukhari and Muslim].

 12.     Performing the actions thrice when washing the face, hands and foot.

 13.     Saying the two testifications of faith [Ar.Shahadatan] after finishing ablution. Meaning, to says, "I testify that there is no god except Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger". It is narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, " If anyone amongst you performs the ablution perfectly and then says: I testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the servant of Allah and His Messenger, the eight gates of Paradise would be opened for him and he may enter by whichever of them he wishes". [Muslim]

 14.     Performing ablution in one's house. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "Whoever purifies in his house and walks to the mosque to perform obligatory prayer, his steps are counted as one expiates a sin and the other raises his rank" [Muslim]

 15.       Passing one's hand over the limb while or after washing.

 16.     Using little amount of water. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) used to use little amount of water in ablution. [Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim]

 17.     Washing above the limits of the four limbs [hands and foot]. It is narrated that Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) performed ablution, he washed his arm up to the elbows and his feet up to the ankles and said: this is how the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) performed ablution". [Muslim]

 18.     Performing two rak'ahs [Eng. Units of prayer] after ablution. The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, " He who performs ablution like this 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" [Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim]

     In a report by Muslim through 'Uqba ibn 'Amir: "He will be rewarded by nothing except Paradise".

 19.     Perfecting one's ablution: washing each part perfectly. Muslims vary in times of performing ablution during the day, and everyone has to observe these Sunnahs in every time he performs ablution.

         Virtue of observing the above Sunnahs:

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "He who performed ablution perfectly, his sins would come out from his body, even coming out from under his nails." [Muslim].

How can you gain the Love of Allah the Almighty?

 All praise be to Allah the Almighty. Non has the right to be worshipped except Allah alone, and peace be upon his Prophet Muhammad, his family, wives, relatives and companions,,,

 The most important thing in the daily life of any Muslim is following the Sunnah (Way) of the Prophet – Peace be upon him – in all of his actions, deeds, and sayings in order to organize his life according to the Prophetic Sunnah, from the morning to the evening. Thun -Noon Al Masri, said: (One of the signs of loving Allah the Almighty is following the Sunnah of His Prophet – Peace be upon him – in his morals, deeds, orders and actions.

 Allah the Almighty said: {Say, [O Muhammad], "If you should love Allah, then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful} (Aal-Imran: 31).

Al Hassan Al Basri said, explaining the above mentioned verse: The sign of their love to Allah is following the Sunnah of His Prophet – Peace be upon him – because the rank of the believer can be measured by the extent of following the Prophet – Peace be upon him – therefore, as much as he is following the Sunnah, Allah will give him a higher rank.

 Therefore, I have collected this brief search for the sake of reviving the Sunnah of the Prophet – Peace be upon him – in the daily life of all Muslims; in their worship, eating, drinking, dealing with people, ablution, their ingress and egress, wearing clothes and all their activities and actions during the day.

 Just think when a person loses a sum of money, he will search hardly to find such amount, but will he exert the same care for any forgotten prophetic sunnah in order to apply it in his daily life??

 The problem today is that we take care of our properties more than the Sunnah, to the degree that if someone promised a sum of money to the one who keeps the Prophet’s Sunnah , you will find people very keen to apply the Sunnah in their life affairs because they are looking for money. But what is the use of money when you are lodged in your grave and the people pour soil on you.

Allah The Almighty said: {But you prefer the worldly life* While the Hereafter is better and more enduring} (Al-A'laa: 16-17).

 The Sunnah is (Prophetic deeds, actions, habits, way of life) the deeds for which you will be rewarded if you apply, but you won't be punished if you do not.  The Sunnah is repeated day and night and is easy to be applied be every one of us.

And I noticed that every person, if applying the daily prophetic deeds, will apply more than one thousand prophetic deeds per day in all fields of his life affairs.

 So the purpose of this search is to introduce the easiest mean of applying such daily prophetic deeds, which exceed one thousand per day and thirty thousand per month. Therefore, how much will you lose if you don’t know such prophetic deeds or if you know them but don't apply!!

 The advantages of applying the Prophetic Deeds:

1-  Reaching to the rank of love by Allah.

2-  Compensating any shortage in the religious duties.

3-  Preserving from committing heresies.

4-  Respecting the religious rituals.

 O Muslims! You are urged to follow the Sunnah of your Prophet – Muhammad peace be upon him. Revive and apply it in your daily life. It is the proof for loving the Prophet – Peace be upon him – and a sign for the true belief.

      Meditating upon Allah’s Favors

 He (PBUH) said: (meditate upon Allah’s boons, but, do not meditate upon Allah). Narrated by At-Tabarani in “Al-Awsat” and Al-Bayhaqi in “Al-Shi’ab”. Al-Albani said it is good.

 One of the things that repeat several times, during the Muslim’s day and night, is his sense of Allah’s favor upon him. There are many situations and many scenes that a Muslim see and hear about during his day and night, and which require that he thinks and meditates upon these favors, which he has blessed with, and praise Allah for it.

 1-     Have you sensed Allah’s favor upon you, when you go to the mosque? And how some people around you have been deprived of this favor, especially at the time of fajr (dawn) prayer, when you look at the Muslims’ homes, while are in a deep sleep, as if they were dead?

2-     Have you sensed Allah’s favor upon you, when you walk in the street and see the various scenes; this has had an accident and this, Satan’s voice (singing) comes out of his car loudly and so on?

3-     Have you sensed Allah’s favor upon you, when you hear or read the world news, including famines, floods, the spread of diseases, accidents, earthquakes, wars and homelessness?

 I say that the successful slave: is the one from whose heart, feeling and sensation, Allah’s favor upon him never vanishes, in every situation and every scene. He remains constantly praising Allah and thanking Him for His favors, which he has been blessed with, such as: religion, health, prosperity and safety from evils…

 In the hadith (the Prophet’s saying), he (PBUH) said: (if someone sees an ill person and thus says: “all praise is to Allah Who has protected me against what He has afflicted you with and Who has graced me over many of whom He has created with marked graciousness”, he will never be afflicted with this scourge). At-Termithi said that this is a good hadith.

      The following beautiful prayer was taught by the Prophet to his companions:

O God, grant me to love Thee and to love those who love Thee, and whatsoever brings me nearer to Thy love

and make Thy love more precious to me than cold water to the thirsty.
: from the Al-Ghazali's Alchemy of Happiness | The chapter on The Love of God.

On the topic of Love of God it is also worthy to metion that, in Quran this love is spoken in a very simple reciprocal manner, "He (God) loves them and they love Him"

Also, saintly scholar Hassan Basri used to say, "He who knows God loves Him, and he who knows the world hates it."Have fun praying and getting ready for the Day of Judgment coz that day will NOT be fun :) P.S.: don’t forget to make dua  for me.


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