Posts Tagged 'Hadith'

Qiyaam ul Layl – The Night Prayer


A man said to Ibraaheem ibn Adham, “I cannot pray qiyaam al-layl, so tell me the cure for this.” He said, “Do not commit sin during the day, and He will help you to stand before Him at night, for your standing before Him at night is one of the greatest honours, and the sinner does not deserve that honour.”

Muhammad ibn al-Munkadir said:There is nothing left of the joys of this life except three: qiyaam al-layl, meeting one’s brothers in faith, and praying in congregation.”

Thaabit al-Banaani said: There is nothing I enjoy more than qiyaam al-layl.”

Yazeed al-Riqaashi said: “A lot of tahajjud brings delight to the worshippers, and a lot of thirst (i.e., fasting), brings joy when they meet Allaah.”

‘Abd-Allaah ibn Wahb said: “Every type of pleasure is enjoyed only once, except for acts of worship, which are enjoyed three times: when you do it, when you remember it, and when you are given the reward for it.”

Al-Hasan said: “We do not know of any deed more difficult than the struggle to stay up at night or to spend money.” It was said to him, “Why do the mutahajjadeen (those who pray Tahajjud at night) have the most beautiful faces? He said, “Because they spend time alone with the Most Merciful, so He adorns them with some of His light.”

waAllahu ta’aala a’alem

Allahumma-j’alna min al-mutahajjideen, waj’alna min as-saaleheen, wa taqabbal salaatana wa salaati al muslimeen ajma’een.  Yaa muqaleeb-al-quloob, thabbit quloobunaa ‘ala deenik.  Ameen!

O Allah make us of those who pray tahajjud, and make us of the righteous, and accept our prayers and the prayers of all the Muslims.  O Turner of hearts, fasten our hearts on Your Deen.  Ameen!

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The Dua of Rasullulah(saw) in the month of Rajab

The Dua of Rasullulah(saw) in the month of Rajab

It is mentioned on the authority of Anas Bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) that when the Holy Prophet (saw) sighted the moon of Rajab, he used to pray to Allah in the following words,

‘Allahuma Barik lana fi Rajaba wa Sha’bana wa ballighna Ramadhan’

“O Allah, make the months of Rajab and Sha’ban blessed for us, and let us reach the month of Ramadan (i.e. prolong our life up to Ramadan, so that we may benefit from its merits and blessings).”

[Mentioned by Hafidh Abu Nu’aim in his ‘Hilya’]



It has been reported that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) once said,

“The greatest reward comes with the greatest trial. When Allah(swt) loves a people He tests them. Whoever accepts that wins His(swt) pleasure but whoever is discontent with that earns His(swt) wrath.”
[Tirmidhi and Ibne Majah]

Fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah

“Fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah”

On the authority of Abu Hafsah (may Allah be pleased with him) it is related that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

“Fasting on the day of ‘Arafah absolves the sins for two years: the previous year and the coming year, and fasting on ‘Ashura, (the tenth day of Muharram) atones for the sins of previous years.”


N.B This does not mean that one can continue to commit sin in the upcoming year, rather it portrays the virtue of fasting on the day of ‘Arafah, and the blessings to be obtained therein.

Increasing the Remembrance of Allah in these 10 Days

“Increasing the Remembrance of Allah in these 10 Days”

On the authority of Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) it is related that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

“There is no day more honourable in Allah’s sight and no acts more beloved therein to Allah than those in these ten days. So say tahlil (There is no deity worthy of worship but Allah: Laa ilaaha illallah), takbir (Allah is the greatest : Allahu Akbar) and tahmid (All praise is due to Allah : alhamdullillah) a lot [on these days].”

[Ahmad and At-Tabarani]

When Allah wishes good for a person

When Allah wishes good for a person

On the authority of Muawiyah (May Allah be please with him) it is reported that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said,

“When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of Deen”

[Bukhari and Muslim]


“Knowledge and understanding of Deen (religion) here stands for the understanding of the Qur’an and Hadith, religious injunctions, and knowledge of the lawful and the unlawful. This Hadith highlights the excellence of knowledge and the fact that it is a sign of Allah’s Help to the person who possesses it and acts upon it.”

The similitude of one who prays the 5 daily prayers

The similitude of one who prays the 5 daily prayers

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him) it is related that he once heard the Prophet (Peace be upon him) say,

“What would you think if there were a river running by the door of the house of anyone of you, and he bathed in it 5 times a day, everyday, would any trace of dirt be left on him?” The people said: “No, there would be no trace of dirt on him.” The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: “This is like the 5 daily prayers, through which Allah cleanses you and washes away your past sins”

[Bukhari and Muslim]

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