I hope all the readers are well! I do apologise for the lack of posts from my side… I’ve been busy and I wasn’t getting a chance to upload on any of my social media. I do apologise… I will In Sha Allah try to post when I do get a chance…for now, keep me in your du’aas!
“Peace upon the one who follows guidance..”
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
–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.
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.