Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam

Narrated ‘Ā’ishah (Allāh be pleased with her): The Prophet (ﷺ) used to like sweet edible things and honey.
—  [Saheeh Bukhari Volume 7, No. 586. Translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan]
Whoever tells that Muhammad (ﷺ) concealed part of what was revealed to him, is a liar, for Allah says: ‘O Apostle (Muhammad)! Proclaim (the Message) which has been sent down to you from your Lord.’ (Qur'an, 5:67)
—  Aisha (radiAllaahu ‘anha) [Sahih Bukhari Vol. 6, Hadith No. 136. Translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan]
Don't overburden yourself

The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam said: “Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded.”

(Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 38)

It was narrated that Abu Lubaabah ibn ‘Abd al-Mundhir said:
The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:
“Friday is the master of days, and the greatest of them before Allah. It is greater before Allah than the day of al-Adha and the day of al-Fitr. It has five characteristics:
On this day Allah created Adam, on it He sent Adam down to the earth, on it Allaah caused Adam to die, on it there is a time when a person does not ask Allaah for anything but He gives it to him, so long as he does not ask for anything haraam, and on it the Hour will begin. There is no angel who is close to Allah, no heaven, no earth, no wind, no mountain and no sea that does not fear Friday.”
[Narrated by Ibn Maajah]


Recommended Deeds on the Day of ‘Āshūrā

1)  The noble Prophet sallallāhu 'alayhi wasallam has exhorted and encouraged his Ummah to fast on this day. 

Abū Qatādah radhiyallāhu 'anhu narrates that the noble Prophet sallallāhu 'alayhi wasallam was asked regarding the fast of the day of 'Āshūrā. The noble Prophet sallallāhu 'alayhi wasallam replied, “It is a compensation for the (minor) sins of the past year.” (Muslim)

NOTE: It must be borne in mind that wherever a promise of forgiveness of sins is made upon the fulfilment of some action, it is only the minor sins that are forgiven. The major sins are not forgiven without true tawbah (repentance).

2)  One should also observe the fast of the 9th or 11th Muharram.

 Ibn 'Abbās radhiyallāhu 'anhu said, “When Rasūlullāh sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam observed the fast of the day of 'Āshūrā and ordered (his companions radhiyallāhu 'anhum) to fast, they said, 'O Rasūlullāh sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam! It is a day revered by the Jews and Christians.’ Rasūlullāh sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam said, 'The coming year, if Allāh wills, we will fast on the ninth (also).’” (Muslim)The noble Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam thereafter encouraged his companions radhiyallāhu 'anhum to also fast on the 9th or 11th Muharram. He sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam said, “Should I live until the coming year, I will definitely fast on the ninth (also).” (Muslim)

In another narration the noble Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam said, “… Fast a day before it or a day after.” (Al-Bayhaqī)'Allāmah Ibn 'Ābidīn Ash-Shāmī rahimahullāh has mentioned that to fast only on the day of 'Āshūrā is makrūh tanzīhī.

3)  One should be generous to one’s family and dependants and spend more on them than is normally spent.

 Abū Hurayrah radhiyallāhu 'anhu reports that Rasūlullāhsallallāhu 'alayhi wasallam said, “One who generously spends on his family on the day of 'Āshūrā, Allāh will increase (his provision) for the whole year.” (Al-Bayhaqī, At-Targhīb wat-Tarhīb) This hadīth is not very authentic according to the science of hadīth. However, scholars of hadīth like Bayhaqī rahimahullāh and Ibn Hibbān rahimahullāh have accepted it as reliable.These are the only actions supported by ahādīth. 

Acts to Refrain From

1)  It is absolutely clear that the significance of the day of 'Āshūrā is from the time of the noble Prophet sallallāhu 'alayhi wasallam. However, many people regard this day as the day of mourning the martyrdom of Husayn radhiyallāhu 'anhu. The martyrdom of Husayn radhiyallāhu 'anhu was indeed a great tragedy, but Islām is not a religion of perpetual mourning. 

Abū Sa'īd radhiyallāhu 'anhu relates that Rasūlullāh sallallāhu 'alayhi wasallam has cursed mourners and those who listen to them. (Abū Dāwūd)

The pages of Islāmic History are filled with the blood of the martyrs. Should we begin to mourn the martyrdom of the Sahābah radhiyallāhu 'anhum alone, every other day would be a day of mourning. Thus, to attribute the significance of 'Āshūrā to the martyrdom of Husayn radhiyallāhu 'anhu is baseless. Therefore, the host of baseless customs with regard to his martyrdom - mourning, lamenting and displaying grief - must be discarded. If mourning were permissible, then the day of the demise of Rasūlullāh sallallāhu 'alayhi wasallam would have been more worthy for mourning and lamenting.

2) The following misconceptions with regard to 'Āshūrā are baseless:.   

- This is the day in which Ādam 'alayhis salām was created..   

- This is the day in which Ibrāhīm 'alayhis salām was born..   

- This is the day on which Qiyāmah will take place..   

- Whoever has a bath on the day of Āshūrā will never get ill.

3) Some regard the tenth of Muharram as a day of 'Īd. They indulge in adornment, applying surmah (collyrium), wearing new clothes, spending lavishly and cooking a particular type of  meal which is not generally prepared. All these actions are regarded as sunnah according to their belief, whereas no authentic narration sanctioning and permitting such actions can be found.

4) Another misconception is that the month of Muharram is an unlucky month; hence marriage ceremonies should be avoided in this month. This concept is again contrary to the teachings of Rasūlullāh sallallāhu 'alayhi wasallam.  Let us observe this great day according to the way of Rasūlullāh sallallāhu 'alayhi wasallam and the Sahābah radhiyallāhu 'anhum and refrain from all innovations which deprive us of the blessings from Allāh ta'ālā. 

May Allāh ta'ālā guide us all upon the Straight Path and save us from every act which brings His displeasure. Āmīn. 

10 Tips for Married Brothers

1. Dress up for your wife, look clean and smell good. Just like the husband wants his wife to look nice for him, she also wants her husband to dress up for her too. Remember that the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) would always start with Miswak when returning home and always loved the sweetest smells.

2. Use the best names for your wife. Call your wife by the most beloved names to her, and avoid using names that hurt their feelings.

3. Don’t treat her like a fly. We never think about a fly in our daily lives until it ‘bugs’ us. Similarly, a wife will do well all day – which brings no attention from the husband – until she does something to ‘bug’ him. Don’t treat her like this; recognize all the good that she does and focus on that.

4. If you see wrong from your wife, try being silent and do not comment! This is one of the ways the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) used when he would see something inappropriate from his wives . It’s a technique that few Muslim men have mastered.

5. Smile at your wife whenever you see her and embrace her often. Smiling is Sadaqah and your wife is not exempt from the Muslim Ummah. Imagine life with her constantly seeing you smiling. Remember also those Ahadith when the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) would kiss his wife before leaving for Salaah, even when he was fasting.

6. Thank her for all that she does for you. Then thank her again! Take for example a dinner at your house. She makes the food, cleans the home, and a dozen other tasks to prepare. And sometimes the only acknowledgment she receives is that there needed to be more salt in the soup. Don’t let that be; thank her!

7. Ask her to write down the last ten things you did for her that made her happy. Then go and do them again. It may be hard to recognize what gives your wife pleasure. You don’t have to play a guessing game, ask her and work on repeating those times in your life.

8. Don’t belittle her desires. Comfort her. Sometimes the men may look down upon the requests of their wives. The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) set the example for us in an incident when Safiyyah (RA) was crying because, as she said, he had put her on a slow camel. He wiped her tears, comforted her, and brought her the camel.

9. Be humorous and play games with your wife. Look at how the Prophet (saw) would race with his wife Aisha (radiallahu anha) in the desert. When was the last time we did something like that?

10. Always remember the words of Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wasallam): ‘The best of you are those who treat their families the best. And I am the best amongst you to my family.’ Try to be the best!

Make dua to Allah ta’ala to make your marriage successful. And Allah Ta’ala knows best!!

Do you know 1400 years ago somebody loved you? You weren’t even born yet he cried for you, asking Allah for your forgiveness. He wanted nothing less then Jannah for you. He had wives, children, friends and family who adored him, but it was your name he kept repeating. “Ya Ummati Ya Ummati” the definition of true love, our beloved Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wasallam!
The Messenger of Allâh, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam said: “When a Muslim spends something on his family intending to receive Allâh’s reward it is regarded as Sadaqa for him.”
—  [Sahih Bukhari, 7:263]


Beware of your Position O People when prostrating to Allaah Ta'ala

Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said, “Be straight in the prostrations and none of you should put his forearms on the ground (in the prostration) like a dog.”

{Sahih Bukhari, Book #12, Hadith #785}

Soul mates
Have you noticed when you meet a particular brother or sister for the first time, you get along with them instantly. You agree on most things, you feel comfortable in their presence and most importantly you talk to them as if you have known them for years. You even express yourself in a way that would take you months or even years with other people. You don’t hold back what you want to say and can express yourself freely in their presence. After meeting them a few times you have a firm attachment to them and proudly proclaim them to be your brother or sister. The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) described why this happens. A'isha (radiallahu anha) narrated that the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Souls are troops collected together and those who got along with one another (in the realm where souls existed before entering physical bodies in this world) will have an affinity with one another and get along (in this world).“ (Bukhari, 3158; Muslim, 2638) So the brothers and sisters that you love and cherish in this world are with you for a reason. You were joined together before you were born and you exist in harmony together as brothers in this world as a result of that attachment. Al-Khattabi states that people are attracted to those who are like them and people’s souls recognise one another according to their nature. If they are similar they will get along and if they are different they will not get along. Finally this sums things up. Ibn Hibbaan narrated: "Ibn Abbas saw a man and said, ‘Indeed he loves me.’ His companions asked, ‘And how do you know?’ He said, ‘Because I love him and souls are like recruited soldiers, those that recognise one another unite in harmony and those that do not recognise one another are at an aversion.’ (Rawdah Al-Uqalaa, 1/108). May Allah bless our brothers and sisters and may we all meet in the gardens of Jannah under the Shade of Allah.
Narrated Abu Hurayrah: The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: May Allah show mercy to a man who gets up during the night and prays, who wakens his wife and she prays; if she refuses, he sprinkles water on her face. May Allah show mercy to a woman who gets up during the night and prays, who wakens her husband and he prays; if he refuses she sprinkles water on his face.
—  (Sunan Abu Dawud Book #8, Hadith #1445)

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anonymous asked:

My mother who was suspicious I am fasting (I am) made me eat some food in front of her. Is my fast still valid?

as-Salaam Alaykum,

Ibn Abbas, radiyallahu ‘anhu, reported that the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, said:

“Truly Allah has for my sake pardoned the mistakes and forgetfulness of my Ummah, and for what they have done under force or duress.”

[Ibn Majah]

Continue your fast insha'Allah

anonymous asked:

what is a salafi?


“Honourable shaykh, may Allah reward you. We would like to know what salafiyyah as methodology entails. Should we ascribe to it? May we disapprove of those who do not ascribe to it or disapproves of naming oneself with the word salafi or similar to it?”


“Salafiyyah is following the methodology of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and his Sahaba, because they have preceded us. Therefore, following them is salafiyyah.

As for taking salafiyyah as a specific methodology whereby a person secludes himself with it, and declares deviant anyone from amongst the Muslims whom he differs with even though they are upon the truth, and takes salafiyyah as a hizbi methodology; then this is without doubt contrary to as-Salafiyyah!

The Salaf (pious predecessors), all invited to the achieving of agreement and harmony based on the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of Allah’s Messenger (sallallhu ‘alayhi wasallam). And they declare no one as deviant who opposes them based on ta’weel (wrong interpretation) except in matters of ‘aqeedah (doctrine). Because they (the salaf) see those who oppose them in matters of ‘aqeedah as deviant. As for the practical matters, then they are more lenient regarding these.

However, some who follow salafiyyah in our time, declare anyone who opposes them to be deviant, even though the truth is with him. Some have taken salafiyyah as a hizbiyyah methodology, like the methodology of other groups that ascribe themselves to Islam. This is something blameworthy. Look at the madhhab of the pious predecessors and their methodology and tolerance when it comes to issues wherein al-Ijtihaad is permitted. They even differed regarding big matters. In matters of ‘aqeedah and practical matters. For example, some of them would deny that the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) saw his Lord, while others confirm this. Likewise, some of them say that what is weighed on the Day of Judgement are the actions, while others say it is the agent (himself) who will be weighed, and others say that the scrolls (containing the deeds) will be weighed. You also see many differing regarding fiqh matters; in matters of marriage, inheritance, business transactions and such. And despite this, no one declared the other to be deviant.

So salafiyyah as a specific hizb (group) with privileges to declare others to be deviant; then they do not have anything to do with as-Salafiyyah. Salafiyyah is following the salafi methodology with regards to doctrine, speech, actions, harmony, agreement, mercy and affection. Like the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“The example of the believers in their affection, mercy, and compassion for each other is that of a body. When any limb aches, the whole body reacts with sleeplessness and fever.” [Agreed upon]

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Salih Al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allah have mercy upon him

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Source: Liqaa al-Baab al-Maftuh, nr. 57.