Duaa when Leaving the Home for Fajr Salaah

One should recite the following duaa when leaving the home for Fajr salaah:

اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ فِي قَلْبِي نُورًا و فِي لِسَانِي نُورًا وَاجْعَلْ فِي سَمْعِي نُورًا، وَاجْعَلْ فِي بَصَرِي نُورًا وَاجْعَلْ مِن خَلْفِي نُورًا ومن أَمَامِي نُورًا وَاجْعَلْ مِنْ فَوْقِي نُورًا وَمِنْ تَحْتِي نُورًا اللَّهُمَّ أعْطِني نُورًا

O Allah, illuminate my heart, illuminate my tongue, illuminate my hearing, illuminate my vision, and bless me with noor from behind me, and in front of me, and from above me and from beneath me (i.e. enshroud me in noor) . O Allah, grant me noor.

عن عبد الله بن عباس أنه رقد عند رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم… ثم أوتر بثلاث فأذن المؤذن فخرج إلى الصلاة وهو يقول اللهم اجعل في قلبي نورا وفي لساني نورا واجعل في سمعي نورا واجعل في بصري نورا واجعل من خلفي نورا ومن أمامي نورا واجعل من فوقي نورا ومن تحتي نورا اللهم أعطني نورا (مسلم رقم 763)

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Abbaas (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) reports that he once spent the night by Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). (During the night he witnessed that) Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) performed three rakaats of witr. Then the muazzin called out the Azaan (for Fajr salaah), and Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) left for salaah while he was reciting the following duaa:  

اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ فِي قَلْبِي نُورًا و فِي لِسَانِي نُورًا وَاجْعَلْ فِي سَمْعِي نُورًا، وَاجْعَلْ فِي بَصَرِي نُورًا وَاجْعَلْ مِن خَلْفِي نُورًا ومن أَمَامِي نُورًا وَاجْعَلْ مِنْ فَوْقِي نُورًا وَمِنْ تَحْتِي نُورًا اللَّهُمَّ أعْطِني نُورًا

Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Twelve

Hazrat Humaid bin ‘Abdir Rahmaan Al-Himyari (rahimahullah) narrates the following from three children of Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), all of whom narrate it from their father, Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu):

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) came to visit Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) when he was sick in Makkah Mukarramah (on the occasion of Hajjatul Wadaa’). After Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had entered, Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) began to cry. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) asked him, “Why are you crying?” Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, “I fear that I will pass away in the land from which I had performed Hijrah, as Hazrat Sa’d bin Khawlah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had passed away.”

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) then made the following du‘aa for Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) thrice, “O Allah! Cure Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)!”

Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) thereafter asked Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), “O Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)! I have abundant wealth, and only my daughter will inherit from me. Can I make a wasiyyat (bequest) for all my wealth (to be given in charity after my demise)?” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “No.”

Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) then asked, “Can I bequest for two-thirds of my wealth (to be given in charity after my demise)?” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “No.”

Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) then asked if he could bequest for half of his wealth to be given in charity after his demise, to which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied in the negative.

Finally, Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) asked Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) if he could bequest for one-third of his wealth to be given in charity after his demise. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “(You may bequest) one-third, and even one-third is a large amount. Indeed all the charity that you give from your wealth is charity, whatever you spend on your dependants is charity, whatever your wife uses from your wealth is charity, and for you to leave your family in comfort and prosperity is better than for you to leave them stretching their hands before people (begging due to poverty).”

(Saheeh Muslim #1628)

Source: Whatisislam.co.za

Importance of Observing Purdah

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

Among the things that the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) enquired from Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) was a woman’s relationship with her brother-in-law. Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) replied that he (the brother-in-law) is death.

We tend to restrict purdah to outside the home, but in the home we leave out these aspects. There is free mixing between cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law etc. We do not understand the harms and consequences that arise from this.

The children need to be educated regarding the laws of purdah. If nobody speaks about these aspects now, then the consequences are serious. If it’s not in school then it will be through the media and internet that they will become enticed with all sorts of related evils.

Seeking the Knowledge of Deen with Wrong Intentions

عن كعب بن مالك قال سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم يقول من طلب العلم ليجاري به العلماء أو ليماري به السفهاء ويصرف به وجوه الناس إليه أدخله الله النار رواه الترمذي واللفظ له وابن أبي الدنيا في كتاب الصمت وغيره والحاكم شاهدا والبيهقي وقال الترمذي حديث غريب  (الترغيب والترهيب 1/154)

Hadhrat Ka’b bin Maalik (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever acquires the knowledge of Deen to boast and show his superiority over the Ulama, or to dispute with the foolish, and to turn the attention of people towards him, Allah Ta’ala will enter him into the fire of Jahannum.”

Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 15

1. It is better for one not to greet someone who is engrossed in a conversation or busy in some work.

2. It is makrooh to greet a person involved in any Deeni activity or while he is eating etc.