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Sunnats and Aadaab

Sunnats and Aadaab of Visiting the Bereaved – Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Visiting the Bereaved

1. It is desirable for the family and friends of the deceased to comfort the relatives of the deceased. However the laws of purdah should be maintained between men and women at the time of ta’ziyat.

2. When making ta’ziyat, one should ensure that he does not cause any inconvenience to the bereaved.

Sunnats and Aadaab of Visiting the Bereaved – Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Visiting the Bereaved

1. Ta’ziat means sharing condolences with the bereaved and sympathizing with them over the loss of their near and dear one. This will be done by making dua for the deceased in the presence of the family. Similarly, this will be done by making dua for the family, that Allah Ta’ala bless them with patience during this test.

2. One may make dua in the following words, “May Allah Ta’ala grant the deceased (brother, father, etc.) the highest stages in Jannah and forgive his sins.” or, “May Allah Ta’ala grant the family sabr-e-jameel (a beautiful patience).”

Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 26

This entry is part 26 of 26 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting

1.One should not hasten in removing his hand after making musaafaha. Rather, one should allow the next person to remove his hand first.

عن أنس بن مالك قال : كان النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم إذا استقبله الرجل فصافحه لا ينزع يده من يده حتى يكون الرجل الذي ينزع ولا يصرف وجهه عن وجهه حتى يكون الرجل الذي يصرفه (ترمذي رقم 2490)

Hazrat Anas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that when any person would meet Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and make musaafaha, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would not remove his hand, until the other person removed his hand first, and Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would not turn his face away (to leave from the place of meeting), until the other person turned his face away first (to leave from the place of meeting).

Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 25

This entry is part 25 of 26 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting

1.When making musaafaha one should merely grasp the next person’s hands. There is no need to shake the hands.

2.When making musaafaha do not grip the next person’s hands so tight causing him pain or difficulty.

Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 24

This entry is part 24 of 26 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting

1. One should make musaafaha with both hands.

عن ابن مسعود قال علمني رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وكفي بين كفيه التشهد كما يعلمني السورة من القرآن (بخاري رقم 6265)

Hazrat Abdullah bin Mas’ood (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports: “Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) taught me the tashahhud in the manner he would teach me a surah of the Quran. At the time of teaching me the tashahhud (he made musaafah with me while) my hand was between his two hands (i.e. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) made musaafaha with me with both his hands).”