Sunnats

A Narrative by Hazrat Shaikh Ul Hadith Concerning Hazrat Hasan's (RA) Dying Wish

Our late chief and our spiritual preceptor Maulana Hazrat Shaikh al-Hadith (may his shadow never grow less!) writes at one place that when Hazrat Hasan

(RA)  was given poison and it began to act, he sent his younger brother, Hazrat Husain (RA) , to Hazrat 'Ayesha (RA) to seek her permission to be buried in her house near his maternal grandfather . Though a severe battle, like the battle of Jamal had taken place between her and Hazrat Ali (RA) , Hazrat Hasan’s father, she gladly gave permission. Thereafter Hazrat Hasan said to Hazrat Husain, "Perhaps, in my lifetime, due to having a sense of modesty and consideration for me, she may have permitted, but seek her permission again after my death. If she willingly permits, then bury me there, otherwise bury me in the general grave-yard.”

When Hazrat Husain sought her permission again after his brother's death, she said, "Yes, yes, with greatest respect".

Observance of personal respect and discipline remained order of life, even during conflicts and mutual antagonism. Banu Umayya (tribe) members opposed burial of Harrat Hasan next to the grave of prophet  saying that Hazrat Usman  (the third khalif) was deprived of this privilege, and so should Harrat Hasan.

But despite this Hazrat Husain pushed forward the ruler of Madina, Sa'eed bin al-Aas (who was an Ummayad), to lead the funeral prayer, and said, "This is the Sunnah.”

Do we also, in regard for Sunnah, deal like this with our enemies? To ostracise from the localities and sack from imamate for ordinary, flimsy reasons is a daily event with us. If there are a few such incidents, one may enumerate them but where incidents of this type be thousands and millions, how long can one count them? (AI-I’tedaI)

 

  1. It is a major wrong to delay the ghusl of Janabat until after sunrise as the angels of Mercy do not enter such homes where a person (male or female) delays the Fardh ghusl (compulsory bath). [Mishkat]

For that reason it is necessary to hasten in performing ghusl if one awakens after subh sadiq (true dawn). [Tirmidhi] This should be done so that fajr salaah can be read with jamaat.

  1. Wash both hands thrice with the intention of cleansing yourself of Hukmi Najasat.

  2. Any Najasat (filth) found on the rest of the body should then be washed off.

    Read more: Sunnats of Ghusl

1. Barley ( جو jau):

Good for fever when used in a soup form.

2. Dates ( کھجور ):

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه واله وسلم) said that a house without dates has no food. It should also be eaten at the time of childbirth.

3. Figs ( انجير ):

It is a fruit from paradise and a cure for piles.

Read more: Foods Which Nabi (صلى الله عليه واله وسلم) Liked And Their Benefits From Tib Al-Nabwi :

  1. Wash hands thrice before inserting it into a container to remove water.

  2. It is mustahab to use toilet paper. Therefore you should take it with you to the toilet if there is none available.

  3. Always wear your shoes and cover your head.

  4. Before entering with the left foot first, read the following dua:

Allahumma inni a’uthubika Minal-Khubuthi Wal-Khaba’ith

  1. Lower yourself as much as possible before you undress for Istinja.

  2. Any item (ring, locket etc.) that has the Names of Allah or His Nabi on it should be removed before entering. Do not face the Qiblah whilst relieving yourself.

    Read more: Sunnats of Istinja


  1. As soon as one awakens, rub both palms on the face and eyes so that the sleep disappears.

  2. Upon awakening, recite the following duas:

Al-hamdu lil-lahil-ladhi Ahyana Ba’da Ma Amatana Wa Ilaihin-nushur.

“All praises are due to Allah Who has given us life after taking it away and to Him is our raising (on the Day of Qiyaamah).” [Shama-il Tirmidhi]

 

Allahumman Bika Asbahna Wa Bika Amsayna Wa Bika Nahya Wa Bika Namutu Wa Ilaikan-nushur.

 

“Oh Allah! With Your help have I started my day and with Your help have I started the evening and with (Your Pleasure) we live and die and to You is our raising (on the Day of Qiyaamah).” [Tirmidhi]

  1. To make miswaak upon awakening.

  2. Hadhrat Aisha Radiyallahu Anha narrates that our beloved Nabi Salallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam used to first relieve himself and then make miswaak (during wudhu). [Abu Dawood]

 

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