Category Archives: Revive a Sunnah

REVIVE A SUNNAH – “BE AS STRANGER/TRAVELLER IN THIS WORLD”


It is narrated by Mujahid (radiyAllaahu ‘anhu) that ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radiyAllaahu ‘anhu) said, “Allah’s Apostle (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) took hold of my shoulder and said, ‘Be in this world as if you were a stranger or a traveler.”

The sub-narrator added: Ibn ‘Umar used to say, “If you survive till the evening, do not expect to be alive in the morning, and if you survive till the morning, do not expect to be alive in the evening, and take from your health for your sickness, and (take) from your life for your death.” [Bukhari: Book 8 Vol 76 Hadith 425]

REVIVE A SUNNAH – “DO NOT ENGAGE IN PRIVATE COMMUNICATION AND LEAVING OUT THE THIRD ”


The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If you are a group of three, two of you should not engage in a private conversation, leaving out the third.”

On another occasion, Ibn ‘Umar said that the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) forbade two men in a group of three from conducting a private conversation, leaving out the third.

[Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 2. p.9. It is saheeh according to the conditions set by al-Bukharee and Muslim]

✦REVIVE A SUNNAH ⇨ “Do Not Be Trapped in the “IF” Thoughts”✦


prophet muhammadAbu Huraira (radiyAllaahu ‘anhu) reported that Allah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) as saying: A strong believer is better and is more lovable to Allah than a weak believer, and there is good in everyone, (but) cherish that which gives you benefit (in the Hereafter) and seek help from Allah and do not lose heart, and if anything (in the form of trouble) comes to you, don’t say:  IF I had not done that, it would not have happened so and so, but say: Allah did that what He had ordained to do and your” IF” opens the (gate) for the Satan.
[Muslim: Book 33 Hadith 6441]

REVIVE A SUNNAH – “DON’T MAKE GATHERING IN THE ROAD”


The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) forbade gatherings in the road. They said, “Messenger of Allah, it is hard for us to sit in our houses.” He said,►”If you must sit there, then fulfil the rights of the gathering.” ►”Guiding anyone who asks for directions, returning the greeting, lowering the eye, commanding the correct & forbidding the bad.” [Bukhari; Adab Al-Mufrad, 544 #1149]

REVIVE A SUNNAH – “WHOEVER HAS WRONGED HIS BROTHER, ASK FOR HIS PARDON (BEFORE HIS DEATH)”


Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that The Prophet [sallallahu alaihi wasallam] said ► “Whoever has wronged his brother, should ask for his pardon (before his death), as (in the Hereafter) there will be neither a Dinar nor a Dirham. (He should secure pardon in this life) before some of his good deeds are taken & paid to his brother, or, if he has done no good deeds, some of the bad deeds of his brother are taken to be loaded on him (in the Hereafter).” [Bukhari: V8 B76 #541]

REVIVE A SUNNAH – Pray for your suffering brothers & sisters


✦REVIVE A SUNNAH ⇨ Pray for your suffering brothers & sisters, Ask Allaah to protect them and save them, and to help them against their enemy by Praying (Du’aa) QUNOOT in Obligatory Prayers at the time of calamity✦

It is proven that the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alyhi wasallam) said Qunoot at the time of calamity on a number of occasions:
1. ►It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (radi Allahu ‘anhu) said: The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllahu ‘alyhi wasallam) prayed Qunoot for a month in Zuhr, ‘Asr, Maghrib, ‘Isha’ and Fajr prayer, when he said: Sami’a Allaahu liman hamidah in the last rak’ah, praying against some tribes of Banu Sulaym, and against Ri’l, Dhakwaan and ‘Usayyah, and those who were behind him said Ameen. [Narrated by Abu Dawood (1443). Ibn al-Qayyim said: A saheeh hadeeth. Zaad al-Ma’aad, 1/280; classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood]

2. ►Some of the Arab tribes betrayed 70 of the companions of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) and killed them. Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: News of that reached the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him), and he prayed Qunoot for a month, praying during Fajr prayer against some of the tribes of the Arabs, against Ri’l, Dhakwaan, ‘Usayyah and Bani Lahyaan. [Narrated by al-Bukhaari (3064)]

3. ►It was narrated that Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: Qunoot was offered in Maghrib and Fajr prayer. [Narrated by al-Bukhaari (798)]

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A number of things may be learned from these hadeeths, including the following:

Firstly: it is prescribed to pray Qunoot at times of calamity. Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Qunoot is Sunnah at the time of calamity. This view is that of the fuqaha’ among the muhadditheen. And it is narrated from the Rightly Guided Caliphs. End quote.

Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (23/108)

Secondly: The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) said Qunoot at times of calamity in all of the five daily prayers, and he said Qunoot in Fajr and Maghrib prayer, and especially in Fajr. Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Most of his Qunoot — referring to the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) — was in Fajr. End quote.

Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (22/269).

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The practice of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) was to say Qunoot especially at times of calamity, and not to do so at other times. He did not limit it only to Fajr, rather most of his Qunoot was in Fajr because it is prescribed to make that prayer lengthy. End quote. -Zaad al-Ma’aad (1/273)

REVIVE A SUNNAH – “GIVE CHARITY WITHOUT WASTING”


The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam) said,►”If a woman gives in charity from her house meals without wasting (i.e. being extravagant), she will get the reward for her giving, her husband will also get the reward for his earning & the storekeeper will also get a similar reward. The acquisition of the reward of none of them will reduce the reward of the others.” [Bukhari: Book3 Vol34 #279]

REVIVE A SUNNAH – “GIVE YOUR CHILD A GOOD (MEANINGFUL) MUSLIM NAME”


It’s always a joy when Allâh blesses you with a child. Children bring great happiness, but also trials and responsibilities. One of the very first duties you have toward your new child, besides physical care and love, is to give your child a meaningful Muslim name.

•► It’s narrated from Abu Darda’ (may Allâh be pleased with him) that The Prophet (peace and blessing of Allâh be upon him) said:► “On the Day of Resurrection you will be called by your names and by your father’s names, so give yourselves good names.” [Abu Dawud: Book 41, Hadith 4930]

When choosing a name for a boy, Muslims have several choices. It is recommended to name a boy in a way that indicates service to God, by using ‘Abd in front of one of God’s Names. Other possibilities include the names of Prophets (peace and blessing of Allâh be upon them), names of the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad (may Allâh be pleased with them), or other male names which have a good meaning. There are also some categories of names which are prohibited to use for Muslim children.

•► It’s narrated from Abu Wahb al-Jushami (may Allâh be pleased with him) that The Prophet (peace and blessing of Allâh be upon him) said:►”Call yourselves by the names of the Prophets. The names dearest to Allah are Abdullah and AbdurRahman, the truest are Harith and Hammam, and the worst are Harb and Murrah.” [Abu Dawud: Book 41, Hadith 4932]

Note:
* Abdullah means Servant of Allah
* AbdurRahman means Servant of the Beneficent
* Harith means Ploughman, cultivator
* Hammam means A great man, a chief, a hero
* Harb means War
* Murrah means Bitter

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