Fasting on the 9th of ZulHijjah


:عَنْ أَبِي قَتَادَةَ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏

 صِيَامُ يَوْمِ عَرَفَةَ إِنِّي أَحْتَسِبُ عَلَى اللَّهِ أَنْ يُكَفِّرَ السَّنَةَ الَّتِي قَبْلَهُ وَالسَّنَةَ الَّتِي بَعْدَهُ ‏ ‏

Hazrat Abu Qatadah Radiallahu Anhu narrated that

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said:

“Fast on the Day of Arafah (9th of Zulhijjah), for indeed I anticipate that Allah will forgive (one’s minor sins) of the year after it, and the year before it.”

~ Tirmidhi

Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Rewards for Patience at the Time of Calamity

Excerpts from ~ Ramadaan 1436 Programmesbismillahh

Being patient is a great virtue and comes with a great reward. Allah Ta’ala is with the patient ones. Allah Ta’ala makes one go through some difficulty or trial in life. Upon enduring this suffering with Sabr, one’s minor sins are expiated and one’s rewards are increased.

Patience when facing difficulties raises our status in front of Allah, and leads to the forgiveness of sins. A believing man and woman continue to remain under trials and afflictions, either regarding himself, or his children, or his wealth, or his property, until he meets Allah Ta’ala in a condition, that not a single sin remains with him. So, a true believer should face his difficulties with a positive state of mind, hoping for rewards from Allah Ta’ala.

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam has mentioned in a Hadith :

عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ، وَعَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ مَا يُصِيبُ الْمُسْلِمَ مِنْ نَصَبٍ وَلاَ وَصَبٍ وَلاَ هَمٍّ وَلاَ حُزْنٍ وَلاَ أَذًى وَلاَ غَمٍّ حَتَّى الشَّوْكَةِ يُشَاكُهَا، إِلاَّ كَفَّرَ اللَّهُ بِهَا مِنْ خَطَايَاهُ ‏“‏‏.‏

” No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor grief, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that.” ~ (Sahih al-Bukhari)

Another Hadith mentions :

عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ أَنَّهُ قَالَ ‏ “‏ عِظَمُ الْجَزَاءِ مَعَ عِظَمِ الْبَلاَءِ وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ إِذَا أَحَبَّ قَوْمًا ابْتَلاَهُمْ فَمَنْ رَضِيَ فَلَهُ الرِّضَا وَمَنْ سَخِطَ فَلَهُ السُّخْطُ ‏ .‏

It was narrated from Hazrat Anas bin Malik Radiyallahu Anhu that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “The greatest reward comes with the greatest trial. When Allah loves a people He tests them. Whoever accepts that wins His pleasure but whoever is discontent with that, earns His wrath.” ~ (Sunan Ibn Majah)

Therefore, when Allah loves any people, He puts them through tests and afflicts them with trials. And, anyone who experiences these tests and bears them patiently, gets the reward for patience.

Allah Ta’ala mentions the reward for patience in the Noble Quraan :

ۗ إِنَّمَا يُوَفَّى الصَّابِرُونَ أَجْرَهُم بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ

Indeed, the patient will be given their reward without account (limitless) ~ Surah Az-Zumar 39:10

Sometimes Allah Ta’ala wishes to grant a person a very high status, but his actions are weak and his deeds do not entitle him to such a status,  so Allah Ta’ala continues to afflict him with trials and tribulations,  due to which he will ultimately reach that ‘high status’. Through these difficulties, his sins are forgiven and he is granted a high position in the eyes of Allah, which will manifest in the Aakhirah…


Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ 5 Advices of Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam

Excerpts from ~ Ramadaan 1435 Programmes



عن أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه ، قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ :
( مَنْ يَأْخُذُ عَنِّي هَؤُلاَءِ الكَلِمَاتِ فَيَعْمَلُ بِهِنَّ أَوْ يُعَلِّمُ مَنْ يَعْمَلُ بِهِنَّ ؟ فَقَالَ أَبُو هُرَيْرَةَ : فَقُلْتُ : أَنَا يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ !
فَأَخَذَ بِيَدِي فَعَدَّ خَمْسًا وَقَالَ :
اتَّقِ الْمَحَارِمَ تَكُنْ أَعْبَدَ النَّاسِ ، وَارْضَ بِمَا قَسَمَ اللَّهُ لَكَ تَكُنْ أَغْنَى النَّاسِ ، وَأَحْسِنْ إِلَى جَارِكَ تَكُنْ مُؤْمِنًا ، وَأَحِبَّ لِلنَّاسِ مَا تُحِبُّ لِنَفْسِكَ تَكُنْ مُسْلِمًا ، وَلاَ تُكْثِرِ الضَّحِكَ ، فَإِنَّ كَثْرَةَ الضَّحِكِ تُمِيتُ القَلْبَ ) .
رواه أحمد والترمذي والطبراني في الأوسط


Hazrat Abu Hurairah RA said : that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “Who among you will learn from me these five advices and practise upon these advices, or teach it to somebody who will practice upon them? ”

Hazrat Abu Hurairah RA replied, “I will do so, Oh Rasulullah!”

Hazrat Abu Hurairah RA said, “So he (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) held my hand and mentioned five advices : 

1. Save yourself from all those things that Allah has made Haraam upon you, then you will be the greatest of worshippers.

2. Be content with whatever Allah has decreed for you, and you will be the richest of people.

3. Be kind to your neighbour, then you will be a true believer.

4. Love for makind what you love for yourself and you will be a (true) Muslim.

5. Do not laugh in abundance, for excessive laughter kills (destroys the spirituality of) the heart.”

(Recorded by Ahmad and Al-Tirmidhi)


Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Virtues of Ayatul Kursi

Excerpts from ~ Ramadaan 1434 Programmes



اللّهُ لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ لاَ تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلاَ نَوْمٌ لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ مَن ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلاَ يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلاَّ بِمَا شَاءَ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ وَلاَ يَؤُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ

Allah! None is worthy of worship but He, the Ever-Living, the Self-Subsisting.  Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth belongs to Him alone. Who can dare intercede with Him except by His permission? HE knows all that happens before the Creation and after them; and they cannot encompass anything of His knowledge except that which He wills. His Throne  encompasses the heavens and the earth, and the protection of both the earth and the heavens does not pose Him any difficulty. He alone is Most High, Most Great ~  Ayatul Kursi ~ Surah Al Baqarah 2:255





Tafseer of Surah Baqarah ~ Explanation of Selected Verses / 255 / Ayaatul Kursi

Hadith Pertaining to Ayatul Kursi :

1. It is narrated from Hazrat Ubay ibn Ka’b Radiyallahu-Anhu that the Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam asked, “Abu Mundhir, do you know which verse of Allah’s book is the greatest?”… I replied, “Allah and His Messenger know best.” He repeated his question and I said, “Allahu La ilaha illa Huwal Hayyul Qayyum.” …. Thereupon he struck me on the chest and said, “May Knowledge become easy for you Abu Mundhir!”  ~ (Muslim)


2. Hazrat Abu Umamah Radiyallahu-Anhu relates that Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam has said, “Whoever recites Aayatul Kursi after every obligatory prayer nothing except death prevents him from entering heaven.”  ~ (Nasai)


3. Hazrat Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu anhu said, “Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam appointed me to take charge of the Zakaat of Ramadhaan. At night someone came to me and began to take up handfuls of the food. I seized him and told him I was certainly going to take him to Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam.

However, when he said, “I am needy, I have children dependent on me, and I have a pressing need.” I let him go.

In the morning the Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam asked, “What happened to your prisoner last night, Abu Hurairah” I replied, “O’ Messenger of Allah, he complained of great need and of having children dependant on him, so I had pity on him and let him go.”

He said, “He lied to you and he will come back.” I realised that he would return because Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam had told me so. Therefore, I lay waiting for him. When he came and began to take up handfuls of food, I seized him and told him I am certainly going to take you before Allah’s Messenger.

He said, “Let me go, for I am needy with children dependent on me, and I shall not return.” I had pity on him and let him go.

In the morning, Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam asked me, “What happened to your prisoner, Abu Hurairah?”

I replied, “Messenger of Allah, he complained of great need and of having children dependent on him, so I had pity on him and let him go.”

Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “He has certainly lied to you, and he will come back.”

So, I lay in wait for him, and when he came back and took up handfuls of food I seized him and said, “I am certainly going to take you before Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, for this is the third time you are asserting you will not return, but you always do.”

He said, “If you let me go I will teach you some words by which Allah will reward you. When you go to your bed recite the “Verse of the Throne”, till you finish the verse, a guardian from Allah will then remain over you and no devil will come near you till the morning.”

Therefore, I let him go, and in the morning Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam asked me, “What happened to your prisoner.”

I replied, “He asserted that he would teach me some words by which Allah will benefit me.”

He Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said, “He certainly told you the truth, though he is a great liar. Do you know whom you have been talking to for three nights?” When I replied that I did not, he said, “That was Shaytaan.”  ~ (Bukhari)

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam ~ A Mercy to the Universe


“And We have not sent you except as a Mercy to Mankind”
(Qur’an Al-Anbiyah 21:107)


Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam ~ A Mercy to the Universe