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August 2013

Sunnats and Aadaab of the Home – Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of the Home

1. Ensure that there is total segregation between na mahram men and women within the home. 2. Be polite and respectful when speaking, especially to one's household members. 3. Always remove any foul smell or odour from the mouth or body before entering the home. 4. Discuss deeni matters that were heard in a lecture etc. […]

Sunnats and Aadaab of the Home – Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of the Home

1. When leaving the home leave with the left foot. 2. Recite the masnoon du`aa when leaving the home: بِسْمِ اللهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلىَ اللهِ لاَ حَولَ وَ لاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللهِ In the name of Allah Ta’ala. I place my reliance upon Allah Ta’ala. There is no power (to do good) nor any ability (to […]

Sunnats and Aadaab of the Home – Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of the Home

1. Keep the home neat and tidy. Do not leave things scattered about. 2. Replace commonly used items to their respective places.  3. Do not delay in using something that is used by several people, and your prolonging will inconvenience them e.g. the toilet, bathroom etc. 4. Set aside a time daily for ta`leem, zikr, […]

Sunnats and Aadaab of the Home – Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of the Home

1.  Upon entering the home, make your presence known. There can be one of several situations: a) Your own private room. For this no permission is required to enter. b) Another room in the house.   c) A Common room where everyone sits e.g. the lounge. For these two, permission is required. 2. Make salaam […]

The Faraaidh of Ghusal

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Ghusal

The fardh acts of ghusal are only three: 1) To gargle the mouth in such a way that water reaches everywhere. 2) To wash the nose up to the soft bone. 3) To pour water over the entire body, ensuring that no part of the body is left dry.