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August 2016

The Sign of Perfection in Man

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: If insaan possesses the qualities of expressing servitude, obedience and submission before the command of Allah Ta’ala, then he is worthy of being called a human being. If he does not possess these sublime qualities within him, but rather follows the dictates of his temptations and […]

Duaa and Actions after Seeing a Bad Dream

This entry is part 32 of 37 in the series Etiquettes and Duaas for Sleeping

If one experiences a bad dream, one should recite the following duaa thrice, and one should change one’s sleeping position. One should not mention the dream to anybody. أَعُوذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيم   عن جابر رضي الله عنه عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه قال إذا رأى أحدكم الرؤيا يكرهها فليبصق عن […]

Following the Pious Servants of Allah Ta‘ala

Hazrat 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 […]

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) […]

Sunnats and Aadaab of Clothing – Part 14

This entry is part 14 of 20 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Clothing

1. 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 […]