40 Hadith: Lesson 12

Sunday 23 December 2018

Lesson 12: Hadith 3 (Part 7-12) and Hadith 4 (Parts 1-5)

  • We are currently on Hadith 3:
    • On the authority of Abdullah, the son of Umar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with them both), who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say, “Islam has been built on five [pillars]: testifying that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, establishing the salah (prayer), paying the zakat (obligatory charity), making the hajj (pilgrimage) to the House, and fasting in Ramadhan.” [Bukhari & Muslim]
  • What is the difference between this hadith (i.e. hadith 3) and hadith 2 which both covered the five pillars of Islam
  • Previous Lesson we covered Parts 1-6 of the explanation of this hadith

Part 7: Fasting in the Month of Ramadhaan

  • This is and act of worship which is physical in nature
  • It is not apparent to others whether one is fasting or not, it is an act of worship which is secret between the servant and his Lord
  • Why has fasting been made special by Allah?

Part 8: Hajj

  • Hajj is a physical act of worship and is also related to your wealth
  • The Prophet (ﷺ) described the immense virtue of Hajj, what did he say?

Part 9-10: The order

  • why are the pillars of Islam ordered in such a way (Testimony of Faith, Prayer, Zakah, Fasting, Hajj)? Are there different orders in other narrations? What is the clearest narration?
  • These five pillars have been mentioned based on their importance (e.g. the Shahaadah is the first pillar of Islam as everything else depends upon it, etc)

Part 11: Is Jihad from the pillars of Islam?

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Authentic Adhkar: Lesson 37

Sat 22 December 2018

Lesson 37: Supplications before you Sleep (Part 3) and if you wake up suddenly

  • Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: “When you go to bed, say: ” (Alhamdulillaahil ladhii at’a-manaa wa-saqaanaa wa-kafaanaa wa-aa-waa-naa-fa-kam mim-man laa kaafiya lahu wa-laa mu-wiy) Praise is due to Allah Who fed us, provided us drink, sufficed us and provided us with shelter, for many a people there is none to suffice and none to provide shelter.” [Sahih Muslim]
    • This dua reminds the muslim of the blessings which Allah has bestowed upon him and of the difficulties Allah has protected him from
    • We should all be grateful and thankful to Allah for all that he has given us and what he has protected us from
    • Thanking Allah for the blessings he has bestowed upon us causes them to increase further
    • Qur’an Verse: ”And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed: “If you give thanks (by accepting Faith and worshipping none but Allah), I will give you more (of My Blessings), but if you are thankless (i.e. disbelievers), verily! My Punishment is indeed severe.”” [Surah Ibraaheem (Abraham) verse 7]
    • There is a saying: when you find yourself in difficulty, be thankful to Allah for what you have
    • What does it mean “kafaanaa (sufficed us)”?
    • What does it mean “aa-waa-naa (provided us with shelter)”?
    • Qur’an verse: “And Allah has made for you in your homes an abode, and made for you out of the hides of the cattle (tents for) dwelling, which you find so light (and handy) when you travel and when you stay (in your travels), and of their wool, fur, and hair (sheep wool, camel fur, and goat hair), a furnishing and articles of convenience (e.g. carpets, blankets, etc.), a comfort for a while.” [Surah An-Nahl (The Bee) verse 80]
    • All praise be to Allah for what he has bestowed upon us, indeed we cannot even count these blessings

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