Duaa upon Completing Wudhu

wudhu khanaOne should recite the following Duaa upon completing his wudhu:

أشْهَدُ أَن لَّااِلٰهَ إلَّا اللّٰهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيْكَ لَهُ وَ أَشْهَدُ أنَّ مُحَمَّدَا عَبْدُهُ وَ رَسُولُهُ

اللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِى مِنَ التَّوَابِيْنَ وَاجْعَلْنِى مِنَ الْمُتَطَهِّرِيْنَ

I testify that there is no deity besides Allah Ta’ala who is alone and has no partner and I testify that Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is his servant and messenger.

O Allah, include me from amongst those who repent excessively and among those who are extremely pure.


عن عمر بن الخطاب رضى الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من توضأ فاحسن الوضوء ثم قال اشهد ان لااله الا الله وحده لا شريك له و اشهد ان محمدا عبده و رسوله اللهم اجعلنى من التوابين واجعلنى من المتطهّرين فتحت له ثمانية ابواب من الجنة يدخل من ايها شاء. (ترمذى 1/18)

Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: Whoever performs a perfect wudhu then recites the following Duaa:

 اشهد ان لااله الا الله وحده لا شريك له و اشهد ان محمدا عبده و رسوله اللهم اجعلنى من التوابين واجعلنى من المتطهّرين

The eight doors of Jannat are opened for him and he may enter from whichever door he wishes.

The Beautiful End of a Believer

bridge acrossHazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

When a true believer draws near to his end, Allah Ta‘ala unveils the scenes of the hereafter to him and the dunya (world) now becomes worthless in his sight. He now longs to meet his beloved, Allah Ta‘ala. When Hazrat Bilaal (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) drew close to his end, his wife began to cry in grief over the separation. He told her with joy that there is no need to grieve, for: “Ghadan nalqal ahibbah – Muhammadan wa hizbah” (Tomorrow I will meet my friends, Muhammad [sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam] and his companions).

The legacy (inheritance) of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أنه مر بسوق المدينة فوقف عليها فقال يا أهل السوق ما أعجزكم قالوا وما ذاك يا أبا هريرة قال ذاك ميراث رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم يقسم وأنتم ها هنا ألا تذهبون فتأخذون نصيبكم منه قالوا وأين هو قال في المسجد فخرجوا سراعا ووقف أبو هريرة لهم حتى رجعوا فقال لهم ما لكم فقالوا يا أبا هريرة قد أتينا المسجد فدخلنا فيه فلم نر فيه شيئا يقسم فقال لهم أبو هريرة وما رأيتم في المسجد أحدا قالوا بلى رأينا قوما يصلون وقوما يقرؤون القرآن وقوما يتذاكرون الحلال والحرام فقال لهم أبو هريرة ويحكم فذاك ميراث محمد صلى الله عليه و سلم  رواه الطبراني في الأوسط بإسناد حسن (الترغيب والترهيب 1/134)

It is reported regarding Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) that on one occasion as he was passing by the market of Madinah Munawwarah, he stopped and said: “O people of the market, what has made you helpless (from going to acquire the good)?” They replied: “What are you referring to, O Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu)?” Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) said: “The legacy (inheritance) of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is being distributed, and you are remaining behind over here? Why don’t you go and take your share of it?” The people said: “And where is it being distributed?” Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) replied: “(It is being distributed) in the Musjid.” The people hastily left (for the Musjid) while Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) remained there (in the market) waiting for them to return (from the Musjid). When they returned (from the Musjid to the market), he said to them: “What has happened?” They replied: “O Abu Hurayrah, we went to the Musjid, but we did not see anything (any inheritance) being distributed over there.” Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) said to them: “Didn’t you find anyone present in the Musjid (engaged in some amal)?” They replied: “Yes, we did see some people present. There was a group of people engaged in performing salaah, and (another) group of people engaged in the recitation of the Qur’an, and a (third) group occupied in teaching the people halaal and haraam.” Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) said: “Woe to you, that which you have seen (the Aamaal of Deen) is the legacy (inheritance) of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).”

The True Meaning of Istighnaa (Independance)

correction-error-375x250Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

Some pious and learned people have an incorrect notion regarding the meaning of ‘istighnaa’. They feel that istighnaa is for a person to completely cease meeting wealthy people and to totally avoid mixing and interacting with them. Whereas this is not the true meaning of istighnaa. The true meaning of istighnaa is for one to refrain from expressing one’s needs before the wealthy or associating with them with the desire of acquiring wealth and prominence. Hence, to meet the wealthy and interact with them for the sake of Deen and for other Deeni purposes is permissible and will certainly not go against the dictates of istighnaa. Rather, meeting people in general for the sake of Deen is also important and necessary to some degree. Nevertheless, there is one thing of which we should be cautious – meeting and interacting with the wealthy should not lead to the greed and desire for wealth and prominence being created within us. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg.14)

Sunnats and Aadaab of Keeping the Hair – Part 5

Haircut1. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has mentioned in the mubaarak Hadith that one should comb his hair every second day. The reason for this teaching is so that a man does not make his purpose in life beautifying himself. However, it is also recorded in the Hadith that the one whose hair has grown long and he is in need of combing it everyday, then in order to keep himself tidy and look presentable before people, he may comb it everyday.

عن عبد الله بن مغفل قال : نهى رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم عن الترجل إلا غبا (ترمذي رقم 1756)

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Mughaffal (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports: “Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) discouraged (a male) combing the hair except on alternate days.”

عن أبي قتادة قال : كانت له جمة ضخمة فسأل النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم فأمره أن يحسن إليها وأن يترجل كل يوم (نسائي رقم 5237)

Hadhrat Abu Qataadah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that he had thick, long hair. He asked Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) regarding (combing) it. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) instructed him to look after it and to comb it everyday.”