Qiraa’ah in the Sunnah of Fajr Salaah

In the two rakaat sunnats of Fajr, it is sunnah for one to recite Surah Kaafiroon in the first rakaat and Surah Ikhlaas in the second rakaat:

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قرأ في ركعتي الفجر: قل يا أيها الكافرون، وقل هو الله أحد. (مسلم رقم 726)

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would recite Surah Kaafiroon and Surah Ikhlaas in the two rakaat (sunnats) of Fajr.

Enhancing the Spirituality of our ‘Ibaadaat

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

We carry out our ‘ibaadaat merely as a routine. This is good, but for how long are we going to continue like this? We need to bring the true love of Allah Ta’ala into our ‘ibaadaat. At times, one minute of the ‘ibaadat of a lover of Allah Ta‘ala is better than years of our ‘ibaadat. The lovers of Allah Ta‘ala may not do too many optional good deeds, but their minds are constantly engaged in the thoughts of the love of Allah Ta’ala and in meditation over His favours. When they eat as well, they ponder over the blessings and favours of Allah Ta‘ala and are in constant communication with Him.

 On the other hand, we are like immature children who don’t appreciate the various aspects of love. Since that horizon hasn’t yet opened up to us, we do not understand it. Hence, we need to explore this horizon of love. 

Respect for an Aged Muslim, a Haafiz and a Just Ruler

وعن أبي موسى رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال إن من إجلال الله إكرام ذي الشيبة المسلم وحامل القرآن غير الغالي فيه ولا الجافي عنه وإكرام ذي السلطان المقسط رواه أبو داود (الترغيب والترهيب 1/148)

Hadhrat Abu Musa (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Indeed it is part of showing respect to Allah Ta’ala that one respects an aged Muslim; and a Haafiz of the Qur’an,  such a Haafiz who adheres to the Qur’an and does not commit excesses in it (i.e. he does not recite incorrectly nor for show and he adheres to the teaching of the Qur’an), nor does he turn away from it (by neglecting its recitation and not practicing upon it), and (it is part of showing respect to Allah Ta’ala) that one shows respect to a just ruler.” 

Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 8

Salaam1. One should make salaam upon entering the home. If there is no one present within the home, he should make salaam by saying “Assalaamu Alaina Wa ‘ala ‘Ibaadillahis Saaliheen”.

عن أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه قال : قال لي رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم يا بني إذا دخلت على أهلك فسلم يكون بركة عليك وعلى أهل بيتك (ترمذي رقم 2698)

Hadhrat Anas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) once said to me: "O my beloved son, upon entering your home, greet your family (i.e. the inmates of the home) with salaam. This will be a means of earning blessings for yourself and your family."

عن ابن عمر في الرجل يدخل في البيت أو في المسجد ليس فيه أحد قال: يقول: السلام علينا وعلى عباد الله الصالحين (المصنف لابن ابي شيبة رقم 26353)

It is reported that Hadhrat Abdullah bin Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) mentioned regarding a person who enters a home or the Musjid wherein no one is present, that he should say Assalaamu Alaina Wa ‘ala ‘Ibaadillahis Saaliheen.”

The Importance of Adhering to a Timetable

321d2e05d4f4c9cc5d7a1b20483f14cd--school-schedule-printable-freebies-printableHazrat Khwaaja Azeezul Hassan (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned that Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) had given him the following advice:

It is extremely important for one to allocate a fixed time for every work and duty, and to thereafter adhere strictly to this timetable. It should not be that one begins to attend to a second work in the time of the first work, and a third work in the time of the second work. Rather, one should ensure that he attends to every work in the specific time that he has allocated for it. If one adheres to his schedule in this manner, he will enjoy immense barakah in his time and will also feel at ease. (Malfoozaat Husnul Azeez pg.401)