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Tahajjud – The Night Vigil Prayer


The Night Vigil Prayer

Allah Most High said, ‘Establish worship at the going down of the sun until the dark of the night, and (the recital of) the Quran at dawn. Lo! (the recital of) the Quran at dawn is ever witnessed. And some part of the night awake for its recital, as voluntary worship for you. It may be that your Lord will raise you to a praised estate.’ [Quran, 17: 78-79]


Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) said ‘The best prayer after the obligatory prayers is the night prayer.'[Muslim]


Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) was asked, ‘What prayer is most virtuous, after the obligatory prayers?’ He said, ‘Prayer in the depths of the night.’ [Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Nasai, Ibn Majah]

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Posted by on August 12, 2012 in Ramadhan, Sunnah


Sunan Of Eating

Rasoolullah salalaho alayhi wasallam said ‘whosoever loves my sunnah loves me, and whoever loves me will be with me in jannah’ (Tirmidhi)

Imam Malik once said ‘the sunnah of Rasoolullah is like the ark of Nuh alayhis salam, whosoever follows it will be saved and whosoever neglects it will perish’

Sunnan Of Eating

  • To spread the dining mat (Bukhari, Ibn Majah)
  • To removes one’s shoes (Ibn Majah)
  • To wash both hands (Ibn Majah)
  • To eat with the intention of gaining strength for worship (at Targhib wat-Tarhib)
  • To sit on the floor in the tashahud position, or the tashahud position whilst keeping one leg upright, or in a squatting position (mirqah al-mafatih)
  • It is disliked to sit cross legged (zad-al-ma’ad)
  • Not to lean and eat (Bukhari)
  • Not to sit on a cushion (Bukhari)
  • To eat together and share the utensils (Ibn Majah, Tabraani)
  • To initiate the food with the eldest or most pious person in the gathering (Muslim)
  • To begin from the right and then continue to the right when giving out food or drink (Bukhari, Muslim)
  • To eat and drink with the right hand (Bukhari, Muslim)
  • To eat with three fingers (Muslim, Musnad e Ahmad).

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Posted by on April 1, 2012 in Sunnah


Wearing The Turban/Amaamah, A Forgotten Sunnah

Hazrat Mughaira ibn Sho’ba (radiAllahu anhu) reports that the beloved prophet(Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam) performed wudu and made Masah of the front portion of his head as well as of his turban and leather socks. (Bukhari Shareef Vol.1 Pg. 33)

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah (radiAllahu anhu) reports that the beloved Nabi (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam) addressed the people while wearing a black turban. (Muslim Shareef Vol. 1 Pg. 134)

Hazrat Jaabir (radiAllahu anhu) reports that on the occasion of Fath-e-Makkah (The Conquest of Makkah),  the beloved  (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam) entered Makkah Mukarramah while wearing a black turban. (Shamaail Tirmizi Pg 8; Ibn Majah Pg.256)

Hazrat Ibn Abbas (radiAllahu anhu) reports that during the illness just prior to his passing away, Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) addressed the Sahaba while wearing a black turban. (Muslim Vol.1 Pg. 439; Tirmizi Vol.1 Pg 304; lbnMajah Pg. 256)

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Posted by on February 19, 2012 in Sunnah