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Friday, July 15, 2016

Sunnan of Yaom-al-jumah....

Assalamualykum warahmatullah wabarakaatuhu. Alhamdulillah the sun has risen yet on another yaom-l-jumuah.  Here are the major etiquettes of the day;

- Read Khaf,
-Clip your nails,
- Take Ghusl (Ritual bath),
-Put on a neat dress,
- Wear a nice perfume (men),
-Head to the masjid with calmness,
- Listen to the Khutbah with intent,
- Avoid side talk during the khutbah (even if it's the Teslim),
- Perform the Sallah,
- Seek blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
-Be full of righteousness (today and always).

May Allah accept our acts of Ibaadah. Do have a Baaroka filled day.

NB: Today is 10th of Shawwal, have you fasted your six for the month? Congrats if you have and there's still time if you haven't. Cheers! 😊

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A message on Eid.

Alhamdulillah wassalatu-wassalam 'ala rasulullah. Wa ba'd. It's indeed a great day in the life of every Muslim. It's another yaomal eid. A day we go all out in celebrations; old, young, male, female, tall, short, black or white. It's a day we all go and pray to our Lord in appreciation and in fulfilment of his commandments. Alhamdulillah we are a witness of another eid.

The celebration is one targeted at unifying happiness across all class of people. Those that have are meant to be compassionate to the needy. That's the purpose of Zakatu-l-Fitr. It is targeted at making them also have a share of the celebration. No one should be left in deep thought of lacking food, at least for that day. Therefore, it's imperative we all adhere to this and ensure we make eid memorable to the needy. They deserve to be happy, let's not alienate them.

However, As we feast and celebrate, it's important we remember all Muslims across the globe under one form of oppression or the other. They will be celebrating in fear. Just two days ago, a suicide bomber attacked the Prophets' Mosque in Medina. It's unfortunate that the same people that suffer the acts of terror are blamed for its perpetuation. Let's always remember them in our du'a.

Ramadan might have come and gone. Don't let the piety state also go. Ramadan is meant to rectify our affairs of the past 11 months and the next. All the bad deeds we abandoned for 30 days shows that we can do without them. Shaitan is cursed already and needs accomplices, are you willing to keep shaitan company? Imagine working so hard for a month and you get rewarded for it but you end up throwing it to the sea. Am sure you don't want to imagine it. That exactly what it feels like when you go back to your bad ways. Keep up the good work and keep praying to Allaah to keep you steadfast.

Finally, below is a highlight of the Sunna practice by Prophet Muhammad on Eid-l-fitr;

(1)Saying the takbir (Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Laa ilaha il
Allaah, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, wa-lillaahil hamd)

(2)Giving the sadaaqatul fitr before the ‘Eid salaah

(3)Taking a complete ghusl (bath), wearing one’s best clothing and perfuming
oneself(for the men).

(4)Eating an odd number of dates before going to the prayer.
(5)Praying the salaah in an open area.
(6)Leaving via one path and return

"Taqoballahu minna wa minkum" may Allah accept the just concluded fast as an act of worship from us. Enjoy the your day. CHEERS.

Monday, July 4, 2016

#Ramadan: The final Lap!

Alhamdulillah wassalatu wa-salamu 'ala rasoolullah. It's indeed with great humour I write this post. Many of us were already settling for 'eid tomorrow. In fact, some 'eid ground had already been prepared with sound systems and pulpits already on ground. But as Allah will have it, we'll be fasting another day extra and am so excited about that. Simply because;

-We get to observe one more Taraawee prayer,

-🏽An extra 24 hours for Qur'an recitation and supplications,

-An extra Sahour with its attached rewards,

-24hours more for adhkar and tawbah,

-An extra day to prepare Zakat-l-Fitr.

🤓 So you see it's a reward centric 24 hours extra. Will you let this slip through your nose or you'll grasp it with your molars?

Oh Allah! Bestow upon us mercy from yourself and facilitate for us our affairs in the right way. Ameen.