SEEK A BALANCE!

In the Name of Allāh. Excellently, Islām emphasizes the importance of both ‘Ibādah (worship) and working to lawfully enjoy life, thereby teaching us that these two aspects of life are interconnected, and one should not be neglected while pursuing the other. Allāh calls our attention to this issue saying: فَإِذَا قُضِيَتِ الصَّلَاةُ فَانتَشِرُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ […]

BY GOING EARLY.

In the Name of Allāh. The virtue of going early to Jumu’ah prayer is well established in Islam. As recorded in Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 887 and Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 850, Abu Hurayrah (RadiyaLlāhu ‘Anhu) reported: The Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) said, “When Friday arrives, angels are over the door of every mosque to record those who arrive […]

AS THE ANGELS DO

In the Name of Allāh. As recorded in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, Jabir Ibn Samurah (RadiyaLlāhu ‘Anhu) narrated that the Prophet (ﷺ) came out to us and said: “Why don’t you draw yourself up in rows as the Angels do in the presence of their Lord?” We said: “O Messenger of Allah! How do the Angels draw […]

THE INHERENT BOONS

In the Name of Allāh. Undoubtedly, all praises are due to Allāh; the Giver of goodness. AlhamduliLlāh, it’s Friday! Verily, the Muslims are promised a great reward when they attend Jumu’ah prayer and listen to the Khutbah (Friday sermon) – listen to it silently, do not jump over people’s shoulders and do not hurt or […]

IN THE FIRST HOUR

In the Name of Allāh. AlhamduliLlah, it’s another day of Jumu’ah. From the rulings of Jumu’ah prayer is getting to the Masjid (for prayer) at its early time (i.e. the first hour). As recorded in Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī and Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, Abu Hurayrah (RadiyaLlahu ‘Anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Whoever does Ghusl […]

HOW AWESOME THIS IS!

In the Name of Allāh. By Allāh, we are indeed favored with the blessing of Islam; having numerous excellent acts to be done in amassing oodles of boon from Allāh. Let’s just consider the Jumu’ah prayer as an instance. Regarding it, as recorded in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Whoever bath, then comes to […]

MORE ABOUT THE SALAH

In the Name of Allāh. I earlier discussed the obligation of Jumu’ah prayer that, the one who abandons the Jumu’ah prayer without a valid reason (in Islam) is undoubtedly a sinner. However, the exempted (i.e. those known to have valid excuses) include a traveler (who can shorten his prayer), a sick (who is not vibrant […]

THE PRAYER ITSELF

In the Name of Allāh. Perfect praise is due to Allāh who made the Jumu’ah prayer an act of worship, to cleanse us through it from our sins and to elevate our positions before Him. As to what follows, from the great virtues of this day which calls for reflection is its weekly awe-inspiring congregational […]

A BETTER DAY TO DIE

In the Name of Allah. It’s no denying that many people (especially the disbelievers) hate meeting their Lord. But, death is inexorable. Allah says (in Surah Al-Jumu’ah [62] verse 8): “Say (to them): Verily, the death from which you flee will surely meet you…” Then, shouldn’t one’s concern be dying at a better time? We […]

MAKE IT LOOSEN!

In the Name of Allah. Isn’t it nauseating and appalling to see Muslim women nakedly dressed in the House of Allah? Friday is not an exclusion from other days. They wear skimpy and tight dresses. Ordinarily, a Muslim woman should pray in her room. However, she may equally pray in the Masjid with due permission […]