Nov 30, 2016
I saw Uthman performing ablution; he washed his hands thrice, rinsed his mouth and then washed his nose, by putting water in it and then blowing it out, and washed his face thrice, and then washed his right forearm up to the elbow thrice, and then the left-forearm up to the elbow thrice, then smeared his head with water, washed his right foot thrice, and then his left foot thrice and said, ''I saw Allah's Apostle performing ablution similar to my present ablution, and then he said, Whoever performs ablution like my present ablution and then offers two Rakat in which he does not think of worldly things, all his previous sins will be forgiven.''
Or some created thing that is yet greater in your thoughts! Then they will say: Who shall bring us back to life. Say: He Who created you at the first. Then will they shake their heads at thee, and say: When will it be? Say: It will perhaps be soon;
Nov 29, 2016
The Prophet said, ''If somebody eats or drinks forgetfully then he should complete his fast, for what he has eaten or drunk, has been given to him by Allah.'' Narrated Amir bin Rabi'a, ''I saw the Prophet cleaning his teeth with Siwak while he was fasting so many times as I can't count.'' And narrated Abu Huraira, ''The Prophet said, But for my fear that it would be hard for my followers, I would have ordered them to clean their teeth with Siwak on every performance of ablution.'' The same is narrated by Jabir and Zaid bin Khalid from the Prophet who did not differentiate between a fasting and a nonfasting person in this respect (using Siwak). Aisha said, ''The Prophet said, ''It (i.e. Siwak) is a purification for the mouth and it is a way of seeking Allah's pleasures.'' Ata' and Qatada said, ''There is no harm in swallowing the resultant saliva.''
Nov 28, 2016
And they say: When we are bones and fragments, shall we forsooth, be raised up as a new creation?
My father and I went to Aisha and she said, ''I testify that Allah's Apostle at times used to get up in the morning in a state of Janaba from sexual intercourse, not from a wet dream and then he would fast that day.'' Then he went to Um Salama and she also narrated a similar thing.
Nov 27, 2016
(At times) in Ramadan the Prophet used to take a bath in the morning not because of a wet dream and would continue his fast.
Nov 26, 2016
We are best aware of what they wish to hear when they give ear to thee and when they take secret counsel, when the evil-doers say: Ye follow but a man bewitched.
(daughter of Um Salama) that her mother said, ''While I was (lying) with Allah's Apostle underneath a woolen sheet, I got the menstruation, and then slipped away and put on the clothes (which I used to wear) in menses. He asked, ''What is the matter? Did you get your menses?'' I replied in the affirmative and then entered underneath that woolen sheet. I and Allah's Apostle used to take a bath from one water pot and he used to kiss me while he was fasting.''
Nov 25, 2016
Aisha said, ''Allah's Apostle used to kiss some of his wives while he was fasting,'' and then she smiled.
And We place upon their hearts veils lest they should understand it, and in their ears a deafness; and when thou makest mention of thy Lord alone in the Qur'an, they turn their backs in aversion.
Nov 24, 2016
And when thou recitest the Qur'an we place between thee and those who believe not in the Hereafter a hidden barrier;
The Prophet used to kiss and embrace (his wives) while he was fasting, and he had more power to control his desires than any of you. Said Jabir, ''The person who gets discharge after casting a look (on his wife) should complete his fast.''
Nov 23, 2016
At times Allah's Apostle used to get up in the morning in the state of Janaba after having sexual relations with his wives. He would then take a bath and fast.
The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein praise Him, and there is not a thing but hymneth His praise; but ye understand not their praise. Lo! He is ever Clement, Forgiving.
Nov 22, 2016
Glorified is He, and High Exalted above what they say!
Once the Prophet ordered a person on Ashura' (the tenth of Muharram) to announce, ''Whoever has eaten, should not eat any more, but fast, and who has not eaten should not eat, but complete his fast (till the end of the day).
Nov 21, 2016
Say O Muhammad, to the disbelievers: If there were other gods along with Him, as they say, then had they sought a way against the Lord of the Throne.
Nov 20, 2016
We verily have displayed Our warnings in this Qur'an that they may take heed, but it increaseth them in naught save aversion.
The Prophet fasted for days continuously; the people also did the same but it was difficult for them. So, the Prophet forbade them (to fast continuously for more than one day). They slid, ''But you fast without break (no food was taken in the evening or in the morning).'' The Prophet replied, ''I am not like you, for I am provided with food and drink (by Allah).''
Nov 19, 2016
Hath your Lord then distinguished you O men of Makka by giving you sons, and hath chosen for Himself females from among the angels? Lo! verily ye speak an awful word!
Zaid bin Thabit said, ''We took the Suhur with the Prophet . Then he stood for the prayer.'' I asked, ''What was the interval between the Suhur and the Adhan?'' He replied, ''The interval was sufficient to recite fifty verses of the Quran.''
Nov 18, 2016
I used to take my Suhur meals with my family and then hurry up for presenting myself for the (Fajr) prayer with Allah's Apostle.
This is part of that wisdom wherewith thy Lord hath inspired thee O Muhammad. And set not up with Allah any other god, lest thou be cast into hell, reproved, abandoned.
Nov 17, 2016
Bilal used to pronounce the Adhan at night, so Allah's Apostle? said, ''Carry on taking your meals (eat and drink) till Ibn Um Maktum pronounces the Adhan, for he does not pronounce it till it is dawn.
Nov 16, 2016
When the following verses were revealed: Eat and drink until the white thread appears to you, distinct from the black thread' and of dawn was not revealed, some people who intended to fast, tied black and white threads to their legs and went on eating till they differentiated between the two. Allah then revealed the words, of dawn', and it became clear that meant night and day.
Nov 15, 2016
O man, follow not that whereof thou hast no knowledge. Lo! the hearing and the sight and the heart - of each of these it will be asked.
When the above verses were revealed: Until the white thread appears to you, distinct from the black thread,' I took two (hair) strings, one black and the other white, and kept them under my pillow and went on looking at them throughout the night but could not make anything out of it. So, the next morning I went to Allah's Apostle and told him the whole story. He explained to me, ''That verse means the darkness of the night and the whiteness of the dawn.''
Nov 14, 2016
Fill the measure when ye measure, and weigh with a right balance; that is meet, and better in the end.
It was the custom among the companions of Muhammad that if any of them was fasting and the food was presented (for breaking his fast), but he slept before eating, he would not eat that night and the following day till sunset. Qais bin Sirma-al-Ansari was fasting and came to his wife at the time of Iftar (breaking one's fast) and asked her whether she had anything to eat. She replied, ''No, but I would go and bring some for you.'' He used to do hard work during the day, so he was overwhelmed by sleep and slept. When his wife came and saw him, she said, ''Disappointment for you.'' When it was midday on the following day, he fainted and the Prophet was informed about the whole matter and the following verses were revealed: ''You are permitted To go to your wives (for sexual relation) At the night of fasting.'' So, they were overjoyed by it. And then Allah also revealed: ''And eat and drink Until the white thread Of dawn appears to you Distinct from the black thread (of the night).'' (2.187)
Nov 13, 2016
Come not near the wealth of the orphan save with that which is better till he come to strength; and keep the covenant. Lo! of the covenant it will be asked.
The Prophet said, ''None of you should fast a day or two before the month of Ramadan unless he has the habit of fasting (Nawafil) (and if his fasting coincides with that day) then he can fast that day.''
Nov 12, 2016
And slay not the life which Allah hath forbidden save with right. Whoso is slain wrongfully, We have given power unto his heir, but let him not commit excess in slaying. Lo! he will be helped.
The Prophet said, ''We are an illiterate nation; we neither write, nor know accounts. The month is like this and this, i.e. sometimes of 29 days and sometimes of thirty days.''
Nov 11, 2016
The Prophet said, ''The two months of Id i.e. Ramadan and Dhul-Hijja, do not decrease (in superiority).''
Nov 10, 2016
Slay not your children, fearing a fall to poverty, We shall provide for them and for you. Lo! the slaying of them is great sin.
Allah's Apostle vowed to keep aloof from his wives for one month, and he had dislocation of his leg. So, he stayed in a Mashruba for 29 nights and then came down. Some people said, ''O Allah's Apostle! You vowed to stay aloof for one month,'' He replied, ''The month is of 29 days.''
Nov 9, 2016
Lo! thy Lord enlargeth the provision for whom He will, and straiteneth it for whom He will. Lo, He was ever Knower, Seer of His slaves.
The Prophet vowed to keep aloof from his wives for a period of one month, and after the completion of 29 days he went either in the morning or in the afternoon to his wives. Someone said to him ''You vowed that you would not go to your wives for one month.'' He replied, ''The month is of 29 days.''
Nov 8, 2016
The Prophet or Abu-l-Qasim said, ''Start fasting on seeing the crescent (of Ramadan), and give up fasting on seeing the crescent (of Shawwal), and if the sky is overcast (and you cannot see it), complete thirty days of Sha'ban.''
Nov 7, 2016
The Prophet said, ''The month is like this and this,'' (at the same time he showed the fingers of both his hands thrice) and left out one thumb on the third time.
Nov 6, 2016
Allah's Apostle said, ''The month (can be) 29 nights (i.e. days), and do not fast till you see the moon, and if the sky is overcast, then complete Sha'ban as thirty days.''
Nov 5, 2016
Allah's Apostle mentioned Ramadan and said, ''Do not fast unless you see the crescent (of Ramadan), and do not give up fasting till you see the crescent (of Shawwal), but if the sky is overcast (if you cannot see it), then act on estimation (i.e. count Sha'ban as 30 days).''
Nov 4, 2016
While I was walking with Abdullah he said, ''We were in the company of the Prophet and he said, He who can afford to marry should marry, because it will help him refrain from looking at other women, and save his private parts from looking at other women, and save his private parts from committing illegal sexual relation; and he who cannot afford to marry is advised to fast, as fasting will diminish his sexual power.''
Nov 3, 2016
And lower unto them the wing of submission through mercy, and say: My Lord! Have mercy on them both as they did care for me when I was little.
Allah's Apostle said, ''Allah said, All the deeds of Adam's sons (people) are for them, except fasting which is for Me, and I will give the reward for it.' Fasting is a shield or protection from the fire and from committing sins. If one of you is fasting, he should avoid sexual relation with his wife and quarreling, and if somebody should fight or quarrel with him, he should say, I am fasting.' By Him in Whose Hands my soul is' The unpleasant smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk. There are two pleasures for the fasting person, one at the time of breaking his fast, and the other at the time when he will meet his Lord; then he will be pleased because of his fasting.''
Nov 2, 2016
The Prophet said, ''Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink (i.e. Allah will not accept his fasting.)''
Thy Lord hath decreed, that ye worship none save Him, and that ye show kindness to parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age with thee, say not "Fie" unto them nor repulse them, but speak unto them a gracious word.
Nov 1, 2016
The Prophet was the most generous amongst the people, and he used to be more so in the month of Ramadan when Gabriel visited him, and Gabriel used to meet him on every night of Ramadan till the end of the month. The Prophet used to recite the Holy Qur'an to Gabriel, and when Gabriel met him, he used to be more generous than a fast wind (which causes rain and welfare).
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