Excellence of The Adhaan

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah radhiyAllahu anhu reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said:

“If people only knew what was in (reward) for the calling the Azaan and the first row (of Salaah), and find no other way to get it other than drawing lots for it, they would certainly draw lots for it. If they only knew what there was in going early to the Salaah, they would race each other to get there. If they only knew what was in the prayers of Isha and Fajr, they would come to them even if they had to crawl.” (Bukhari & Muslim)

Sayyiduna Abu Sa‘id al-Khudri radhiyAllahu anhu said to Abdullah ibn Abdur-Rahman ibn Abi Sa‘sa‘ah:

I see that you love sheep and the desert. When you are among your sheep or in the desert, call the Azaan (at the time of Salaah) and raise your voice when doing it. No jinn or Man or anything within range hears the voice of the muadhin without bearing witness for his (Imaan) on the Day of Qiyaamah.”

Sayyiduna Anas RadhiyAllahu anhu reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “Dua between the Adhan and the Iqamah is not rejected.” (Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi)

Sayyiduna Umar bin Khattaab radhiyAllahu anhu reports Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said:

“When the Muazzin calls “Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar” and one of you replies “Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar”;

and then he calls, “Ash-hadu al-Laa Ilaaha Illallah” and you reply, “Ash-hadu al-Laa ilaaha illallah”;

And then he calls, “Ash-hadu anna Muhammadar Rasulullah” and you reply, “Ash-hadu anna Muhammadar Rasulullah”;

and then he calls, “Hayya Alas Salaah” and you reply, “Laa Hawla wa Laa Quwwata illaa Billah”;

And then he calls, “Hayya Alal Falaah” and you reply, “Laa Hawla wa Laa Quwwata illaa Billah”;

and then he calls, “Laa Ilaaha Illallah” and you reply, “Laa Ilaaha Illallah” from your heart, you will enter Jannah.” (Muslim)

JAMIAT COMMENT: It is disheartening to note that when the Azaan is called, many Muslims do not afford it its due respect.

The Azaan is one of the great signs of Islam and respecting it is extremely important. Let us strive to correct this behaviour for respectfully replying to the Azaan with sincerity is one of the keys to Jannah.

It should be noted that responding to the adhan holds great merit and reward in Shariah. It is not proper and highly disrespectful for one to engage in futile talks while the adhan is being called. It is among the important etiquette of Adhaan to maintain silence while it is being called out, to answer its wordings and to recite Durood and Du’aa after Adhaan.

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

15th Sha’baan

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Advices of Hazrat Mufti Zubair Bayat Sb

Start off your Ibaadat immediately after the Maghrib Salaah. Don’t wait till the last portion of the night to commence with ones Ibaadat.

Engage in as many Nafl Salaahs as possible: – Salaatut Taubah – Salaatush Shukr – Salaatul Haajat – Salaatut Tasbeeh – Perform lengthy Rakaats of Tahajjud Salaah

Spend time in Tilaawah of Quraan, also recite: -Surah Yaseen – Surah Waqiah – Surah Mulk – Surah Sajdah

Make some Dhikrullah (100 or 200 times each) of: – Istighfaar – Durood Shareef – Laa ilaha illallah – 3rd Kalimah – Tamjeed – 4th Kalimah – Tawheed – ‘Hasbunallahu wa ni’mal wakeel’ – ‘Laa hawla wa laa quwaaata illaa billaahil ‘aliyyil ażeem’ and other various Azkaar.

Etiquette of the company of two who are similar in age and knowledge

Listen carefully to how our Master, Rasulullah صلي الله عليه و سلم taught the youth the etiquettes of keeping company and gatherings, and consideration to the elders over youngsters. The illustrious companion, Malik bin Al Huwayrith رضي الله عنه, said:

We came to Rasulullah صلي الله عليه و سلم and we were youth of similar age. We spent twenty nights with him. Rasulullah صلي الله عليه و سلم was so merciful and kind, he thought that perhaps we were yearning for our families. He therefore asked whom we had left behind from our families. We informed him and he said

Return to your families and stay amongst them. Teach them and command them. When (the time for) Salaah arrives then one of you should proclaim the call to prayer, and the eldest should lead you in Salaah.

Preparation For Ramadhaan Part 5

Prepare for Ramadān (Part 5) Guidance and advice for the Blessed Month from Hadrat Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh

Virtues of Ramadān

As soon as the month of Rajab begins we should commence daily readings from the book ‘Virtues of Ramadān’ by Shaykh-ul-Hadīth, Hadrat Mawlānā Muhammad Zakariyyā rahimahullāh. We should motivate ourselves, allocate time and sit daily with the family and read this book collectively throughout Rajab.

Shaykh-ul-Hadīth, Hadrat Mawlānā Muhammad Zakariyyā rahimahullāh was a saintly person and his words have an amazing effect on the heart which will help us spiritually prepare for the blessed month and also benefit from it.

Preparation For Ramadhaan Part 4

Prepare for Ramadān (Part 4) Guidance and advice for the Blessed Month from Hadrat Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh

Talk About Ramadān

We should make a habit of talking about the virtues and blessedness of Ramadān as soon as Sha`ban dawns upon us. Those of us who know the virtues of this month should explain to others. The more people become conscious of its virtues, the more likely they are to benefit from Ramadān.

Free Your Time

We should free up ourselves before Ramadān begins. When we go abroad, we endeavour to complete all tasks in hand prior to our departure. Similarly, we should fulfil all the tasks we are able to prior to Ramadān, and become free in this month as much as possible to devote time to ‘ibādah. Anything that can wait until Ramadān is over, let it wait.