Every one of my followers will be forgiven except those who expose (openly) their wrongdoings…

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Every one of my followers will be forgiven except those who expose (openly) their wrongdoings. An example of this is that of a man who commits a sin at night which Allah has covered for him, and in the morning, he would say (to people): “I committed such and such sin last night,’ while Allah had kept it a secret. During the night Allah has covered it up but in the morning he tears up the cover provided by Allah Himself.”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

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The Supplication For When Things Become Difficult For A Person

From Anas that The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘O Allaah there is nothing that is easy except that You made it easy, and You can make this difficulty easy if You so wish to’

(Allaahumma la sahala illa ma ja’alta sahlan wa anta taj’all al-huzna itha shitta sahlan)

اللهم لا سهلَ إلا ما جعلتَه سهلاً وأنتَ تجعلُ الحزنَ إذا شئتَ سهلاََ

Collected by Ibn Hibban in ‘Saheeh’, Ibn Sunni and ad-Deeya in ‘al-Mukhtar’ and shaykh Albani declared it Saheeh upon the conditions of Muslim.

[Taken from ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah’ vol.6 hadeeth no. 2886 p.902]

Salaatul Duha- How many Sunnah have we missed, and how many shortcomings do we have in our Obligatory Salaah! Allaahul Musta’aan

Let’s increase in Reward O Slaves of Allaah- How many Sunnah have we missed, and how many shortcomings do we have in our Obligatory Salaah! Allaahul Musta’aan

One of the optional prayers is Salatul Duha. It is a Sunnah Mu’akkadah (supererogatory).

Abu Dharr Radhiallahu ‘anhu reported: The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “In the morning, charity is due on every joint of the body of every one of you. Every utterance of Allah’s Glorification (i.e., saying Subhan Allah) is an act of charity, every utterance of His Praise (i.e., saying Al-hamdu lillah) is an act of charity, every utterance of declaration of His Greatness (i.e., saying La ilaha ill Allah) is an act of charity, and every utterance of declaration of His Power (i.e. saying Allah Akbar); and enjoining M`aruf (good) is an act of charity, and forbidding Munkar (evil) is an act of charity, and two Rak`ats of Doha Prayers which one performs in the Forenoon is equal to all this (in reward).” [Muslim]

•Its time•

Its time is from about 20 minutes after the sunrise till about 15/20 mins before Salatul Dhuhr. 

The time for Duha prayer is from when the sun has risen to the height of a spear, which is fifteen or twenty minutes after sunrise, until just before the sun passes its zenith (and the zenith is when the time for Zuhr prayer begins). What is meant by just before the sun passes its zenith is ten to fifteen minutes before it reaches the zenith, i.e. before the time when it is forbidden to pray begins. End quote. Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him), (14/306). 

Ibn Muflih (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The time for (Duha) is from when the time when it is forbidden to prays ends, until the sun reaches its zenith. What is meant – and Allaah knows best – is just before the sun passes its zenith, because it is forbidden to pray at that time. End quote from al-Furoo’ (1/5670.

 

The best way to approach this insha’Allah, when you wake up after going to sleep after fajr, make your wudul and pray your 2, 6, 4 or 8 rak’ats for Salatul Duha. 

subhaanAllah, how easy is that?

when starting out start with praying 2 raka’ah, when you get used to praying this Salah then insha’Allah you can increase the number of Rak’ah that you pray in it. 

 Abu Huraira Radhiallahu ‘anhu said : “My Khalil (friend) (the Prophet Shalallahu ‘alaihi wa Salam) advised me to observe three things and I shall not leave them till I die:
1. “To observe Saum (fasting) three days every (lunar) month;
2.” To offer the Duha prayer;
3. To offer Witr prayer before sleeping.”
[Bukhari & Muslim]

so insha’Allah T’ala, this is a simple Sunnah Mu’akkadah that we can easily begin to implement.

so in sha Allaah lets make the intention, if we cannot pray it today, to start from tomorrow to observe this prayer! Baarak Allaahu feekum – Share this in shaa Allaah with others

[Brothers- Must Read!] The Ruling Concerning Al-Isbal (Garment below the ankles) in Clothing

The Noble Scholar Muhammad As-Saalih Al-‘Uthaymeen said:If someone lets his Izar (waist wrap) drop lower than his ankles from vanity or haughtiness, then Allaah Almighty will neither look at him on the Day of Judgement, nor speak to him, nor purify him; and for him is a painful punishment. If he does so, but not from haughtiness, then his punishment will be the fire on whatever is below his ankles. This is because the Prophet (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said,”There are three people that Allaah will not speak to on the Day of Judgement, will not look at them, will not purify them; and for them is a painful punishment: one who lets his garment hang below his ankles, the Mannan and the Munffiq who does his business with false oaths.” (Muslim no. 106)And because he (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said,”Whoever drags his garment out of arrogance, Allaah will not look at him on the Day of Judgement.” (Al-Bukhari no. 5784 and Muslim no. 2085)

These address one who drags his garment out of arrogance. As for the one whose objective is not arrogance, in Sahih Al-Bukhari it is recorded that Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah be pleased with him reported that the Prophet (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said:”Whatever is below the ankles is in the fire.” (Al-Bukhari no. 5787)The Prophet (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) did not confine this to arrogance, and it is not correct to do so based on Hadeeth before it because Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri, may Allaah be pleased with him, said that the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said,”The Izar of the believer is at the middle of his shin, and there is no harm — or he said — no sin upon someone if it is anywhere between that and the ankles. What is lower than that is in the Fire. And whoever drags his Izar arrogantly, Allaah will not look at him on the Day of Judgement.” (Abu Dawud no. 4093, Ibn Majah no. 3573, An-Nasa’i 5/490, no 9716 and Al-Mawatta’ 2/914, 915)Because the two actions are different, the punishment for each is different. Whenever the ruling and the reason for that differ, it is not possible to restrict a general ruling, this is because that would lead to a contradiction.As for those who use Abu Bakr’s Hadeeth to argue the contrary, we say that there is no proof in that because of two reasons:1. Abu Bakr, may Allaah be pleased with him, said that one side of his garment would fall down if he didn’t constantly hold it up to make sure it didn’t. In his case, may Allaah be pleased with him, he did not let his garments fall out of arrogance but it would fall even though he was trying to keep it up. We say to those who let their garment hang low, claiming that they do not intend to do so out of arrogance, but still do so on purpose, that by them letting their garments hang below their ankles on purpose even without arrogance, only what is below their ankles will be punished in the Fire. And if they do so out of arrogance, they will be punished with what is worse than that: Allaah will not speak to them on the day of Resurrection, nor look at them, nor purify them, and they will receive a painful punishment.2. The Prophet (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) attested and witnessed to the fact that Abu Bakr, may Allaah be pleased with him, did not do so from haughtiness. Does any of these people have this commendation or witness? Rather the Shaytan has enticed some people to follow texts that are not so clear to them in the Qur’aan and Sunnah, thus making an excuse for their actions. Allaah guides whomever he pleases to the straight path, so we ask Allaah to guide all of us to it.

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`UthaymeenFatawa Islamiyah, Vol. 7, Pages 365-367, DARUSSALAM

The means that will help a Muslim to wake up for Fajr prayer- Ibn Baaz Rahimahullaah

Question: What are the means that will help a Muslim to wake up for the morning prayer? Bearing in mind that he goes to bed early, but does not wake up until after the sun has risen.

Shaykh Ibn Baaz (rahimahullaah)­: It is an obligation upon every Muslim to fear Allaah, and to pray the five prescribed prayers at their appointed times in the Masjid along with the Muslim congregation. He must be vigilant in carrying out all of the means that will aid him upon this. And from the ways that will help him stand for the Fajr prayer with the congregation are:

1) He (should) sleep early;

2) Set an alarm clock to the appropriate hour so that he gets up for the prayer on time and attends it in congregation; and

3) He must strive in imploring Allaah for success and assistance.

He should also repeat the legislated words of remembrance before he goes to sleep. By doing so, Allaah will grant him success – in shaa` Allaah – in rising up for the prayer on time, and performing it with the rest of the Jamaa’ah.

[Majmoo` Fataawaa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawi`ah, vol. 8.|Translated by: Umm Sufyaan Fatimah]

(Hadeeth) – A Warning to those who see an Evil but Remain Silent about it

The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) warned us:
 
مَا مِنْ قَوْمٍ يُعْمَلُ فِيهِمْ بِالْمَعَاصِي، ثُمَّ يَقْدِرُونَ عَلَى أَنْ يُغَيِّرُوا، ثُمَّ لَا يُغَيِّرُوا، إِلَّا يُوشِكُ أَنْ يَعُمَّهُمُ اللَّهُ مِنْهُ بِعِقَابٍ
 
“There is no group of people among whom evil deeds are done in their midst, and they do not change (the evil, by forbidding it) when they are capable, except that they are on the verge of being punished by Allaah collectively.”
 
[Aboo Daawood #4338, Saheeh]