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DREAM INTERPRETATION: BATHING

Dreaming of oneself bathing in cool water may refer to Allaah’s acceptance of one’s repentance, a cure from sickness and the lifting of a calamity, according to the following verses from the Qur’aan referring to Prophet Job (Ayyoob). Sharh as-Sunnah, vol.12, p.220. “This is a cool water to bathe in and a [refreshing] drink. And […]

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SLEEP ETIQUETTE: SHIELDING SUPPLICATIONS

‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar instructed a person, that when he went to bed, he should say: “Allaahumma khalaqta nafsee wa anta tawaffaahaa [O Allaah, You created my soul and You will make it die.] Laka mamaatuhaa wa mahyaahaa [Its death and life belong to You.] In ahyaytahaa fahfath-haa wa in amattahaa faghfir lahaa [If You give […]

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BUSINESS

Almighty Allaah said: “Give full measure when you measure and weigh with an accurate balance. That is good and better in the end.” Soorah al-Israa (17):35. Almighty Allaah said: “O believers, when the call for prayer is made on Friday, come to the remembrance of Allaah and stop doing business. That is better for you, […]

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ABLUTION (WODOO)

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Be upright, although you will never be able to be virtuous [all the time]. But know that the best of your deeds is prayer and that only the true believer will guard his ablution (wudoo).” Authenticated in Saheeh Sunan Ibn Maajah, vol. 1, p. 151, no. 224. Wudoo is guarded by […]

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WOMEN

Aboo Hurayrah related that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was asked:“Who is the best among women?” He replied, “She who pleases her husband when he looks at her, obeys him when he instructs her, and who does not oppose him regarding herself and her riches, fearing his displeasure.” Collected by an-Nasaa’ee and al-Bayhaqee in Shu‘ab al-Eemaan and […]

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SEEKING FORGIVENESS FOR THE IDOLATORS

SEEKING FORGIVENESS FOR THE IDOLATORS: Al-Musayyib ibn Hazn reported that when Aboo Taalib was on his deathbed, the Prophet (PBUH) went to him while Aboo Jahl and ‘Abdullaah ibn Abee Umayyah were with him. He said, “O uncle, say: There is no god worthy of worship but Allaah, so that I may plead your case […]

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REMINDER

Tests sometimes serve as a punishing reminder to those who have gone astray and an encouragement for them to return to the correct path. When people deviate, they seldom listen to the advice of those around them. However, when a calamity strikes them or those near and dear to them, it jolts those who still […]

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FUNERAL RITES IN ISLAAM: THE DEATH WISH

No matter how severe the pain of the sickness may become, one is not allowed to hope or wish for death. The death wish reflects a belief that Allaah has burdened one beyond his capacity and indicates a lack of patience. The longer people live, the more opportunity they have to do good and improve […]

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HAJJ (PILGRIMAGE): PROVISIONS

Ibn ‘Abbaas was reported to have said: “The people of Yemen used to come for Hajj without bringing provisions with them. They would say that they were putting their trust in Allaah. Consequently, on their arrival in Makkah, they would beg the people, so Allaah revealed [the verse] ‘Take provision with you. Indeed, the best […]

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