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FESTIVALS (‘EED)

Anas reported that when the Prophet (PBUH) came to Madeenah, there were two days in which the people of Madeenah used to play during the time of ignorance. He told them: “You have two days in which you used to play, but Allaah has replaced them with something better than them: the Festival of Sacrifice […]

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Why Did God Create the World?

The contents of this world were created for the service of humankind. Whether they are products of man’s invention, like ships, or they are nature itself, all have been granted by God for the benefit of human beings. However, such gifts are not without responsibility. Humans are required to recognize Allaah’s bounties and mercies and […]

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DREAM INTERPRETATION: 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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CLOSING THE EYES AND DU’AA (SUPPLICATION)

The eyes of the dead person should be closed and a du‘aa made for him based on the following hadeeth of Umm Salamah: “Allaah’s Messenger (PBUH) came in and found Aboo Salamah’s eyes staring so he closed them and said,“Verily when the soul is snatched, the eyes follow it.” Some people from his family began […]

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LEGISLATIVE DREAMS: ATHAAN

‘Abdullaah ibn Zayd said, “When the Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) ordered a bell to be made so that it might be rung to gather the people for prayer, a man carrying a bell in his hand appeared to me in a dream and I asked him, “O servant of Allaah [‘Abdullaah], will you sell me […]

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VEGETATION

Humankind’s responsibility of looking after this world does not stop at serving animals. The vegetable kingdom is also highly regarded in divine law. So much so, that Muslims engaged in war are forbidden to destroy fruit trees and even the planting of trees is considered an act of charity. Jaabir quoted Allaah’s Messenger (PBUH) as […]

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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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