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SLEEP ETIQUETTE: MODERATION IN SLEEP

Aboo Qataadah related that (the people) discussed their over-sleeping, and he asked the Prophet PBUH , “What is the case of people who slept until the sun rose?” Allaah’s Messenger (PBUH) replied, “Negligence doesn’t take place while sleeping but while being awake. So, whenever anyone of you forgets to pray or goes to bed without […]

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MEDICINE: HIJAAMAH (CUPPING)

Samurah said that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “The best thing with which you can treat sicknesses is cupping.” Collected by Ahmad, al-Haakim and at-Tabaraanee S.J.S. 3323. Jaabir ibn ‘Abdillaah quoted the Prophet (PBUH) as saying: “If there is any benefit in your medicines, it is in a drink of honey, cupping and light cauterization. However, […]

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PARADISE

Almighty Allaah said: “On that day, those destined for paradise will have the best abode and the nicest places for rest.” Soorah al-Furqaan (25):24 Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as saying:“When those deserving paradise enter it, Almighty Allaah, Most Blessed, will ask: ‘Do you wish Me to give you anything more?’ They will reply: ‘Did You not […]

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REMEMBRANCE OF GOD

“Verily, I am Allaah, there is no god beside Me, so worship Me and establish regular prayer for My remembrance.” Qur’aan, 20:14. The believers are encouraged to remember God as much as possible. Although, moderation in all spheres of life, whether material or spiritual, is generally encouraged in divine law, an exception is made regarding […]

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THE ANGELS: NON-HUMAN

In their normal state, angels are not human-like creatures with a pair of birdlike wings, as portrayed in Greco-Roman legends and Christian influenced works of art. Instead, they are normally huge in size and their wings may number anywhere from two to several hundred: “…making the angels messengers, with wings two and three and four; […]

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LIVELIHOOD

Zayd ibn Jubayr stated that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “The best livelihood is the bare minimum.” Collected by Ahmad [S.J.S. 3275]. The Prophet (PBUH) instructed his followers to be in this world like a stranger or a traveler (Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol. 8 p. 284, no. 425). According to the Prophet (PBUH), it is best not […]

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FUNERAL RITES IN ISLAAM: FOLLOWING A MUSLIM’S BIER

Following a Muslim’s bier is among the obligatory rights due to every Muslim from all Muslims who witness his funeral procession. Aboo Hurayrah reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said, “Every Muslim has five rights due to him from his fellow Muslims : Returning his greetings of salaam [peace], visiting him when he is sick, following […]

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