Following the Pious Servants of Allah Ta‘ala

Pathway 1Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

In Surah Faatihah we ask for guidance to the straight path. But what is this path and how will that guidance come? This is explained in the next verse:

صِرَاطَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ

 “The path of those whom you have favoured”

They have adequate knowledge of the sharee‘ah and they also enjoy Allah Ta‘ala’s special grace. They are not those who stray away from the path of truth and righteousness.

The Most Virtuous Ibaadah

عن ابن عمر رضي الله عنهما قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم أفضل العبادة الفقه وأفضل الدين الورع.  رواه الطبراني في معاجيمه الثلاثة وفي إسناده محمد بن أبي ليلى (الترغيب والترهيب 1/118)

Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The most virtuous ibaadah (form of worship) in Deen is acquiring the correct understanding of Deen, and the most virtuous deed in Deen is one exercising abstinence from anything undesirable, doubtful or haraam.”

Sunnats and Aadaab of Clothing – Part 14

hangers1. When wearing any new clothing, one should recite the following Duaa

اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ كَسَوْتَنِيهِ أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ خَيْرِهِ وَخَيْرِ مَا صُنِعَ لَهُ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّهِ وَشَرِّ مَا صُنِعَ لَهُ

O Allah, for You alone is all praise. You have clothed me with this (new garment). I ask You for its good (that it may be a means of causing me to be grateful and recognizing Your favour upon me), and the good (benefits) for which it was made, and I seek Your protection from its evil (that it may be a means of me being ungrateful or being haughty and proud through it) and the evil for which it was made (using it in an impermissible way).

عن أبى سعيد الخدرى قال كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا استجد ثوبا سماه باسمه إما قميصا أو عمامة ثم يقول اللهم لك الحمد أنت كسوتنيه أسألك من خيره وخير ما صنع له وأعوذ بك من شره وشر ما صنع له (ابو داود رقم 4022)

Hazrat Abu Saeed Khudri (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that when Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would wear any new clothing, he would refer to the cloth by mentioning its name (e.g. a shawl or a turban), and then he would recite the following duaa.

اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ كَسَوْتَنِيهِ أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ خَيْرِهِ وَخَيْرِ مَا صُنِعَ لَهُ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّهِ وَشَرِّ مَا صُنِعَ لَهُ

Having a Sense of Responsibility and Keeping to Time

clock_PNG6628Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

Some students studying at Jalaalabaad came today to meet me. Upon their arrival, they informed me that the madrasah had given them leave till 4 o’ clock on that day and, therefore, they could only remain in Sahaaranpur for a short while. Hazrat Shaikh (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) smiled and expressed his pleasure and satisfaction over their sense of responsibility and their keeping to time. He then said: “Whenever I would seek permission from Hazrat Moulana Khaleel Ahmad Sahaaranpuri (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) to go to my hometown, Khandla, I would ensure that I returned on time and did not take extra leave, despite the fact that on certain times some important affair used to arise which demanded that I remain longer.” (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 109)

What to do Upon Seeing a Bad Dream

sweet dreamsIf one experiences a bad dream then one should turn to the left and spit thrice When spitting he should emulate the action of one who is spitting, without any saliva leaving his mouth. This action is done in order to reject the thought that Shaytaan had put in one’s heart and showing Shaytaan that this evil will not take place.

عن جابر رضي الله عنه عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه قال إذا رأى أحدكم الرؤيا يكرهها فليبصق عن يساره ثلاثا وليستعذ بالله من الشيطان ثلاثا وليتحول عن جنبه الذي كان عليه (مسلم رقم 2262)

Hadhrat Jaabir (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “When you see a bad dream, then spit on your left thrice, (i.e. one should emulate the action of one who is spitting, without any saliva leaving the mouth) and thereafter seek protection of Allah Ta’ala thrice from Shaytaan, and one should change one’s sleeping position.