Welcome back again Sha’ban….Lets learn sunnah!

Alhamdullilah Praised be to Allah who blessed us to enter the month of Shaban which is the 8th month of Islamic calender between Rajab and Ramadhan.

Usamah ibn Zayd (may Allah be pleased with them both) said: “I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, I do not see you fasting in any other month like you fast in Sha’ban.’ He said, ‘That is a month to which people do not pay attention, between Rajab and Ramadan, and it is a month in which deeds are lifted up to the Lord of the Worlds. I like for my deeds to be lifted up when I am fasting.'” (Narrated by al-Nasa’i).

It is one of the best month to fast according to the sunnah of our beloved prophet (pbuh) but he did not fast entire month according to the following hadith.

Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said: “The Messenger (p.b.u.h.) used to fast until we thought he would never break his fast, and not fast until we thought he would never fast. I never saw the Messenger of Allah fasting for an entire month except in Ramadan, and I never saw him fast more than he did in Sha’ban.” (Bukhari and Muslim).

From the above mentioned hadith it is clear that prophet muhammed (sal) did not fast completely in the month of shaban but compared to other month he fasted most of the days.A group of scholars say that the Prophet did not fast all of Sha’ban, but he fasted most of it. This is supported by a report in Saheeh Muslim narrated from ‘A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her), who said: “I never knew of him – meaning the Prophet (PBUH) – fasting for any entire month apart from Ramadan.” According to another report also narrated by Muslim, A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: “I never saw him fast for any entire month from the time he came to Madeenah, apart from Ramadan.”

It was reported in al-Bukhari and Muslim that Ibn ‘Abbas said: “The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) did not fast any entire month apart from Ramadan.” Ibn ‘Abbas regarded it as makrooh to fast any entire month apart from Ramadan. Ibn Hajar (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “He observed more voluntary fasts in Sha’ban than in any other month, and he used to fast most of Sha’ban.”

Virtue of fasting and doing good deeds in the month of shaban

· We could Follow the sunnah of The Messenger (p.b.u.h.) so that we can be rewarded

When Sha’ban began, if the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) some voluntary fasts outstanding that he had not fasted, he would make them up during Sha’ban so that his Nafl fasts would be complete before Ramadan came. Similarly, if he had missed some Sunnah prayers or he had missed Qiyam al-Layl (night prayer), he would make it up. Aisha used to make the most of this opportunity to make up any obligatory Ramadan fasts that she had missed because of menstruation; during other months she was too busy with the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) to fast.

· Benefit of fasting in Sha’ban is that it is a kind of training for the Ramadan fast in case a person finds it difficult to fast when Ramadan starts; if he fasts in Sha’ban he will have gotten used to fasting and he will feel strong and energetic when Ramadan comes.

· Practicing more good deeds such as Qiyamul Layl ,More quranic recitation,charity,fasting ,dhikr,learning in shabaan make the practice of good deeds in Ramadan easier and familiar.

· It is more concealing of one’s good works, and hiding and concealing Nawafil (supererogatory) actions is better, especially fasting, because it is a secret between a slave and his Lord.

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Is this Dua Correct “O Allah, bless us in Rajab and Sha‘baan, and let us reach Ramadan”

This dua اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي رَجَب، وَشَعْبَانَ، وَبَلِّغْنَا رَمَضَانَ

There is no saheeh  hadeeth from the Prophet that speaks of the virtues of the month of Rajab. But Rajab of sacred  4 months. But such dua is from daeef (weak narration )as related  by many Scholars. So it is better to avoid such dua which is not from sunnah.

Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) said: There is no saheeh hadeeth that speaks of the virtues of Rajab. The month of Rajab is no different from the month of Jumaada al-Aakhirah that comes before it, except that it is one of the sacred months only. Otherwise there is no fast that is prescribed in this month, and no prayer or ‘umrah or anything else that is prescribed. It is like all other months.
{Tahdheeb at-Tahdheeb (3/305-306).

The hadeeth was classed as da‘eef by an-Nawawi in al-Adhkaar (p. 189) and Ibn Rajab in Lataa’if al-Ma‘aarif (p. 121). It was also classed as da‘eef by al-Albaani in Da‘eef al-Jaami‘ (4395).
Al-Haythami said: } It was narrated by al-Bazzaar, and its isnaad includes Zaa’idah ibn Abi ar-Ruqaad. Al-Bukhaari said: His hadeeth is odd, and a number of scholars regarded him as ignorant.

With regard to the Muslim asking his Lord to let him reach Ramadan, there is nothing wrong with that. So we can ask Allah for the month of Ramadhan as it is a blessed month with lots of rewards.

Al-Haafiz Ibn Rajab (may Allah have mercy on him) said:
Ma‘alla ibn al-Fadl said: They used to pray to Allah for six months, may He be exalted, asking Him to cause them to reach Ramadan, and they used to call upon Him for six months asking Him to accept it from them. Yahya ibn Abi Katheer said: One of their du‘aa’s was: “O Allah, keep me safe until Ramadan, keep Ramadan safe for me, and accept it from me.”

Allah know the best

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Do you want Allah to conceal your mistakes?

All of us are human and we commit sins and do mistake but best among us repent our mistake as soon as we commit.Some of them commit sin or mistakes but they do not do it openly. Anyone who comes to know of that has to advise the person and cover his faults. And some of them commit sin openly. They should also be advised, and others should be warned against them to whatever extent is appropriate.

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) as saying: The servant (who conceals) the faults of others in this world, Allah would conceal his faults on the Day of Resurrection. [Sahih Muslim]

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Beware of suspicion, for it is the worst of false tales and don’t look for the other’s faults and don’t spy and don’t hate each other, and don’t desert (cut your relations with) one another. O Allah’s slaves, be brothers!” – Sahih Al Bukhari, Vol. 8 Number 717
Narrated Aisha(ral): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “I do not like to speak of anyone’s faults even if I should receive such and such.” TirmidhiAnd on another occasion: “Each of you is the mirror of his brother, so if he sees any fault in him he should wipe it away.” – Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1286
So insha allah will conceal the mistakes of our brothers and help our day of resurrection insha allah..
Ya Allah forgive all our sins and mistakes.

Are you suffering from illness?? then take a look what Islam says

Assalamu alikum My dear readers ,

Today my article will be focused on what Islam says about those who are suffering from illness, it can be you or someone whom you love so much .Still we must accept this hardship as we are here on this earth for only a short period and every illness is a trial for a mu’min. To support my saying I would love to select some Quran verses and saying of our beloved prophet (peace be upon him) Allah says:

Verily, We shall put you to test with some fear, and hunger, and with some loss of wealth, lives, and offspring. And (O Muhammad) convey good tidings to those who are patient, who say, when inflicted by hardship, “Verily we are of God and verily to Him shall we return;” upon them is the blessings of Allah and His mercy. (2:155)

Following are hadiths of Muhammad  (peace be upon him) in which virtues of being sick is mentioned :

Narrated by ‘Aisha(ral) (the wife of the Prophet) Allah’s Apostle said, “No calamity befalls a Muslim but that Allah expiates some of his sins because of it, even though it were the prick he receives from a thorn.”(sahih Bhukhari)
Narrated by Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri(ral) and Abu Huraira(ral),The Prophet said, “No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, 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 Bhukhari)
Hadrat Abdullah bin Mas’ood(R.A.) reports that Rasulullah(Sallallaahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, ‘Whenever a Muslim experiences any hardship like sickness (etc.), Allah Ta’ala wipes away his sins just as a tree sheds its leaves during autumn.’ (Bukhaari and Muslim)
Rasulullah(Sallallaahu alaiyhi wassallam) has also said, ‘(Sometimes) a very high rank (in Allah’s sight) is decreed for a Mu’min which he could never have attained by virtue of his deeds, so Allah Ta’ala lets him experience some hardship, whether it be physical, material (financial, etc.) or concerning his children. Then, He makes him patient and lets him attain the position decreed for him.’ (Ahmad, Abu Dawood)

Therefore, although it is bitter to bear calamities and misfortunes with patience, we should consider it sweet in view of the great bounty attainable through it. The difficulty and hardship of only a few days will be followed by a life of eternal happiness, Insha-Allah.

Amazing chance for patient

Rasulullah(Sallallaahu alaiyhi wassallam) has said,’When you visit a sickperson, then tell him to make dua for you, because his duas are (accepted readily) like the duas of the Angels.’ (Ibn Maajah)Rasulullah(Sallallaahu alaiyhi wassallam) has also said, ‘The dua of a sick person is not rejected until he recovers from his sickness.’ (Ibn Abiddunyaa)

Dua for sickness

بِاسْمِ اللَّهِ ‏.‏ ثَلاَثًا ‏.‏ وَقُلْ سَبْعَ مَرَّاتٍ أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ وَقُدْرَتِهِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا أَجِدُ وَأُحَاذِرُ ‏”‏ ‏.‏
Bismillah thrice and say (the following) seven times:
A’oozu bi’izza tillaahi wa qudratihi min sharri maa ajidu wa uhaaziru
I seek protection in the great might of Allah and His power against the evil I am
experiencing and dread. (Sahih Muslim 2202)أَذْهِبِ الْبَأْسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ وَاشْفِ أَنْتَ الشَّافِي لَا شِفَاءَ إِلَّا شِفَاؤُكَ شِفَاءٌ لَا يُغَادِرُ سَقَمَاً”O Lord of the people, remove this pain and cure it, You are the one who cures and there is no one besides You who can cure, grant such a cure that no illness remains”.

Simple ways to fight the shaitan!

To fight Shaitan’s whispers, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala gave us a strong system of defense and the best of it is our faith:

Increase in Knowledge
The Qur’an and Sunnah are our reference and guides for knowing what is permitted and forbidden in life as Muslims, it is therefore an obligation to learn about Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and thus increasing in our pursuit of knowledge strengthens our faith. We should also turn to scholars when in doubt or needing clarification. Try to read The Noble Qur’an, ahadith, various books about Islam to increase your eman to put into practice, and to increase your reliance of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala as that knowledge will bithn’illah be your protection next time Shaitan tries to make you deviate.

And stop hearing the songs which will mislead you that which will lead you to the way of shaitan and start hearing Islamic lecture by daees who could make you understand the truth!

Rely on Allah
Know that there is no might nor power except with Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and without Him you can not succeed.And also beleive that shaithan cannot disturb you without his will and your permissions.And just rely on Allah alone donot seek help from anyone other than Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala.

Seeking Refuge: Al-Istiadah
Sincerely seek refuge with Allah from the accursed; do so before entering the toilet, entering your house, when leaving the house, when having bad thoughts, when beginning to recite The Qur’an, so on.And do seek refuge from Allah from your heart not just from you mouth!

Make du’a for help and protection, and find the Sunnah du’a which can be found in the supplication book Fortress of the Muslim.And also keep praying for All the muslims in the world.

Remembrance of Allah:
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Allah the Exalted says: `I am as my slave expects me to be, and I am with him when he remembers Me. If he remembers Me inwardly, I will remember him inwardly, and if he remembers Me in an assembly, I will remember him in a better assembly (i.e. in the assembly of angels).”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
So when ever it is possible remember him as we do thank him little compared to his blessings

Read, Recite, Reflect on the Qur’an:
You can listen to the Qur’an on your mobile phone, your iPod or MP3, or in your car, on your way to work or school or at home. Make a habit of reading the Qur’an daily, even if it is just a few verses. It is our source of guidance and protection for our eman.

Finally, Shaitan is our enemy and let us wage a war against him and our nafs by devoting ourselves to increasing our eman and serving Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. At the end of the day, Shaitan does not make us do something, he whispers. If you fall, which we are all bound to do as humans, don’t give up and turn back to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala:

Say: ”O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” (Az-zumur 53)

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