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The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah (the 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar) is the Day of ‘Arafah. It is the day when pilgrims stand on the plain of ‘Arafah to pray. On this day, Muslims all over the world who do not witness the annual Hajj should spend the day in fasting, in preparation for the three days festivity following ‘Eid ul-Adha (the celebration marking the end of the Hajj commemorating the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness of sacrifice).

Abu Hafsah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said:

“Fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah absolves the sins for two years: the previous year and the coming year, and fasting on ‘Ashura, (the tenth day of Muharram) atones for the sins of previous years.” [Reported by all except al-Bukhari and at-Tirmidhi]

In another saying the Prophet’s wife Hafsah, may Allah be pleased with her, said:

“Four things the Messenger of Allâh never neglected: Observing fast on the day of ‘Ashura‘Arafat, three days every month, and offering fajr sunnah prayers early in the morning.” [Muslim]

Fasting on Arafah day is for non-pilgrims. For pilgrims, its prohibited to fast on these days.

Quran versus about Backbiting (Gheebah)


“O you who believe! Avoid much suspicion, for some suspicions are a sin. Do not spy on one another, nor backbite one another. Would one of you love to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Nay, you would abhor it, [so similarly, avoid backbiting]. And fear Allah. Indeed, Allah is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.” Qur’an, [49:12]


“And do not follow that of which you do not have knowledge. Indeed, the hearing, the sight and the heart – [you] will be asked about all of those.” Qur’an, [17:36]


“He does not utter a [single] word, except that there is, with him, [an angel] ready and waiting [to record it].” Qur’an, [50:18]


When you say Allahu Akbar, Subhan Allah, Al hamdulillah, La ilaha ila Allah, you are glorifying your Lord.

“Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying). I will remember you.” Quran(2:152)
“And remember Allah much, that you may be successful.” Quran(62:10)


Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “The uttering of the words: “Subhan-Allah (Allah is free from imperfection), Al-hamdu lillah (all praise is due to Allah), La ilaha illallah (there is no true god except Allah) and Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest)’ is dearer to me than anything over which the sun rises.”Muslim


There is a hadith which say:  “Whoever glorifies Allaah (says Subhaan Allaah) thirty-three times immediately after each prayer, and praises Allaah (says Al-hamdu Lillaah) thirty-three times, and magnifies Allaah (says Allaahu akbar) thirty-three times, this makes ninety-nine, then to complete one hundred says Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer (There is no god except Allaah Alone, with no partner, His is the power and His is the praise, and He is Able to do all things) – his sins will be forgiven even if they are like the foam of the sea.” (Reported by Muslim, 939).


ref: http://www.assimalhakeem.net/what-are-the-benefits-of-saying-the-below-statements-1allah-hu-akbar-2-sub-han-allah-3-allah-hu-akbar-4-la-ilaha-illaah/

Sahih Muslim | صحيح مسلم


Sahih Muslim   |   صحيح مسلم

Sahih Muslim is a collection of hadith compiled by Imam Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj al-Naysaburi (rahimahullah). His collection is considered to be one of the most authentic collections of the Sunnah of the Prophet (), and along with Sahih al-Bukhari forms the “Sahihain,” or the “Two Sahihs.” It contains roughly 7500 hadith (with repetitions) in 57 books.
The translation provided here is by Abdul Hamid Siddiqui.


Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Allah says, “If My slave intends to do a bad deed then (O Angels) do not write it unless he does it; if he does it, then write it as it is, but if he refrains from doing it for My Sake, then write it as a good deed (in his account). (On the other hand) if he intends to go a good deed, but does not do it, then write a good deed (in his account), and if he does it, then write it for him (in his account) as ten good deeds up to seven-hundred times.’ “

 حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا الْمُغِيرَةُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ، عَنْ أَبِي الزِّنَادِ، عَنِ الأَعْرَجِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ يَقُولُ اللَّهُ إِذَا أَرَادَ عَبْدِي أَنْ يَعْمَلَ سَيِّئَةً فَلاَ تَكْتُبُوهَا عَلَيْهِ حَتَّى يَعْمَلَهَا، فَإِنْ عَمِلَهَا فَاكْتُبُوهَا بِمِثْلِهَا وَإِنْ تَرَكَهَا مِنْ أَجْلِي فَاكْتُبُوهَا لَهُ حَسَنَةً وَإِذَا أَرَادَ أَنْ يَعْمَلَ حَسَنَةً فَلَمْ يَعْمَلْهَا فَاكْتُبُوهَا لَهُ حَسَنَةً، فَإِنْ عَمِلَهَا فَاكْتُبُوهَا لَهُ بِعَشْرِ أَمْثَالِهَا إِلَى سَبْعِمِائَةٍ ‏”‏‏.‏
Reference  : Sahih al-Bukhari 7501
In-book reference  : Book 97, Hadith 126
USC-MSA web (English) reference  : Vol. 9, Book 93, Hadith 592
  (deprecated numbering scheme)

Sahih al-Bukhari  |  صحيح البخاري

Sahih al-Bukhari is a collection of hadith compiled by Imam Muhammad al-Bukhari (d. 256 AH/870 AD) (rahimahullah). His collection is recognized by the overwhelming majority of the Muslim world to be the most authentic collection of reports of the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (). It contains over 7500 hadith (with repetitions) in 97 books. The translation provided here is by Dr. M. Muhsin Khan.


The rewards of reciting the Quran are many. 

An authentic hadith in At-Tirmithee states:  Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said

Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter.” So increase your recitation of the Qur’an to gain these merits, and to gain the following merit as well.

Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2910; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi, 2327


In another hadeeth, ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, relates that the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said:

“Verily the one who recites the Qur’an beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have TWICE that reward.”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]


Shawwal Fasting

In one of the hadiths, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:

“Whoever fasts Ramadan and follows it with six days from Shawwal it is as if they fasted the entire year.” (Muslim)

 

In another hadith, Prophet (PBUH) said:

“Whoever fasts Ramadan and then six days after Eid, it is an entire year. Whoever does a good deed shall have ten times its reward.” (Ibn Majah)

 

Related Questions & Answers:

Q: Is it obligatory to fast the six days of Shawwal consecutively, or one may fast them separately during the month?
A: You can start fasting six days of Shawwal from the second day of Shawwal, because it is haram to fast on the day of ‘Eid. You can fast the six days at any time during Shawwal, although the best of good deeds are those which are done soonest.

Observing Sawm (Fast) on six days of Shawwal is a stressed Sunnah reported from the Messenger of Allah (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم). It is permissible to observe Sawm on these days either consecutively or separately. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) generally urged us to observe Sawm during six days of Shawwal, but he did not specify either consecutively or separately. He (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم) said: Anyone who fasts Ramadan and then follows it with six days of Shawwal it is as if they fasted the whole year.

(Related by Imam Muslim in his Sahih [Authentic Hadith Book])


The Prophet (SAW) used to seek Allah’s protection for Hassan and Hussain by saying:

Dua to seek Allah's protection for children

‘U’eethukumaa bikalimaatil-laahit-taammati min kulli shaytaanin wa haammatin, wamin kulli ‘aynin laammatin.

I seek protection for you in the Perfect Words of Allah from every devil and every beast , and from every envious blameworthy eye.

Reference: Al-Bukhari 4/119.


When reading the holy quran, we are supposed to stop (means the reader takes a breath with the intention of continuing reading) only when it is allowed to do so.

There are different kind of signs on top of the word to indicate if it possible to stop or not:

  •  means we have to stop (The Compulsory Stop):
  •  we can not stop (The Prohibited Stop):
  •  it is better to continue (The Good Stop):
  •  it is better to stop(The Sufficient Stop):
  •  it is the same to stop or to continue (The Equality Stop):
  •  if you stop one then you can not stop on the other (The Precautionary Stop):
  •  stop for a brief time:

SAJDA

When reading the holy Quran we have to make sajda if we find this sign .

To explain this we will look at the example below:

Now to the explanation , this sign  is to indicate that there is sajda, this sign  on top of a word explain the reason why we have to make sajda and the last sign is , and it shows when we make the sajda.


This situation accurs 14 times in the Holy Quran:
suura 7:206, suura 13:15, suura 16:49, suura 17:107, suura 19:58, suura 22:77, suura25:60, suura 27:25, suura 32:15, suura 38:24, suura 41:37, suura 53:59, suura 84:21, suura 96:19.

Lengthening (Madd):

Madd means lengthening of the sound .

It occurs whenever we encounter a long vowel .. and when we encounter a “Madd” sign: ,  ,  .

PRACTICE:

  1. With a long vowel
  2. With   we treat the letter before it as if we have the long vowel   and with   .
  3. with  the lengthening of the sound is held for four or five, or six counts. The example below shows how:

Source: http://www.islamguiden.com/arabic/etajweed1.html

 

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