Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Suhoor | Sehri

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Hazrat Anas ibn Malik  (Radhiyallahi 'anhu) reported that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Take the morning meal (Suhoor), for verily, there is blessing in the morning meal.”
[Sahih Al-Bukhari | Sahih Muslim]

Hazrat Ibn Umar (Radhiyallahu 'anhu) related that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Verily Allah and His Malaa’ikah (Angels) send Mercy upon those who eat ‘Suhoor’.

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: Verily that which separates (i.e. distinguishes) between our fast and the fasting of the People of the Book (i.e. Jews and Christians) is the eating before dawn (Suhoor).”
[Sahih Al-Bukhari | Sahih Muslim]

Ibn Hajar (Rahmatullahi 'alayh) has mentioned different reasons for taking Suhoor and drawing its blessings:

·         It is a Sunnah
·         Through Suhoor, we differentiate ourselves from the ways of Ahlul-Kitaab, which we are at all times commanded to do.
·         It provides strength for worshiping Allah Ta’ala.
·         It promotes greater sincerity in Ibaadah (worship)
·         It aids in eliminating bad temper, which sometimes surfaces due to hunger.
·         The time of Suhoor is a time when prayers are accepted.
·         At the time of Suhoor, one gets the opportunity to remember Allah Ta’ala, engage is Zikr and lift up the hands in supplication.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Laylatul Bara'ah | 15th of Sha'baan

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Hazrat Aayesha (Radhiyallahu ‘Anha) said:

"One night Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) woke up and performed Salaah. He prolonged the Sajdah to such an extent that I wondered whether he had passed away. Seeing this, I got up and shook his foot. Perceiving movement, I felt at ease.

When Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) lifted his head from Sajdah and completed his Salaah, he said: "O Humairah (RA)! Did you think that the Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had deceived you?"

I replied in the negative and said: "I swear in the name of Allah, due to the length of your Sajdah I thought that you had passed away. "

Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: "Do you know what night this is?"

I said: "Allah and his Rasul (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) know best."

He said: "This is the fifteenth night of Sha'baan, Allah looks at His servants in this night and forgives those who seek forgiveness, shows mercy upon those who seek mercy and delays the decision of those who harbour feelings of hatred for others”

It is also mentioned in this narration that Hazrat Aisha (RA) heard Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) reading this Dua in his Sajdah: