Tag Archive: hadith

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السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته

Abu Ayyub al-Ansari narrated that Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said: “He who fasts Ramadan, and six of Shawwal, it will be (in terms of rewards) as if the fasted a whole year.” [Muslim, at-Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, Ahmad, Ibn Majah]

“A person who has missed days of fasting in Ramadan may fast the optional six days of Shawwal with the intention of both making up for these missed days and observing the optional fasting of six days of Shawwal. He or she will then get double benefit simultaneously: making up for the missed days and getting the reward of fasting the six days of Shawwal, for it is established in Islam that one’s acts are judged by one’s intentions.However, it is recommended that one makes up for the missed fasts separately from fasting the six days of Shawwal [so as to get extra reward].” Sheikh `Atiyyah Saqr, former head of Al-Azhar Fatwa Committee.

It is highly recommended to fast six days of the month of Shawwal, but it is not obligatory. Those who want to fast can fast after `Eid Al-Fitr any six days during Shawwal. It is not required to fast six days continuously without any interruption. One can fast according to convenience any time during the month.



The Dark Side of Islam?

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السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته

Let’s just say there are things in Islam which are ,for the lack of a better word, a bit sweet. Such as Allah being Ar-Rahmaan and Ar-Raheem, Paradise, Laylatul Qadr, Hajj, being rewarded for every letter of the Quran we recite and did  mention Paradise?

And then there are things in Islam which are, for the lack of a better word, sour or even bitter. Such as Allah being Maaliki Youm-id-Deen, Riba being haram, Hell fire, people going in Hell, lowering your gaze and did I mention Hell?

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The Gate of Dhikr

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السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته

We wrapped up our Gates of Paradise series with the Baab uz-Zikr. Those Muslims who excessively remembered Allah will be admitted through this door.

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If you can say one thing that’s sure to happen on Friday, then the majority of the audience arriving after the Khutbah has a pretty good shot of being #1. Not only do they miss a part of (or in the some cases the entire) Khutbah, but a chance to pile up some Ajr as well. Talk about economic loss!

Narrated by Abu Huraira (Sahih Al-Bukhari 2.51)

The Prophet said, “When it is a Friday, the angels stand at the gate
of the mosque and keep on writing the names of the persons coming to
the mosque in succession according to their arrivals. The example of
the one who enters the mosque in the earliest hour is that of one
offering a camel (in sacrifice). The one coming next is like one
offering a cow and then a ram and then a chicken and then an egg
respectively. When the Imam comes out (for Jumua prayer) they (i.e.
angels) fold their papers and listen to the Khutba.”

So that makes it, at the least, 52 eggs, per year. And that too good eggs! So what are you waiting for?

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