Saturday, 27 August 2011

the night of power!

The signs by which Laylat al-Qadr is known

The first sign: it was reported in Sahih Muslim from the hadith of Ubayy ibn Ka'b that the Prophet (peace be upon him) announced that one of its signs was that when the sun rose on the following morning, it had no (visible) rays. [Muslim 762]

The second sign: it was reported from the hadith of Ibn 'Abbas narrated by Ibn Khuzaimah, and by al-Tayalisi in his Musnad, with a Sahih isnad, that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Laylat al-Qadr is a pleasant night, neither hot nor cold, and the following day the sun rises red and weak." [Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, 2912; Musnad al-Tayalisi]

The third sign: it was reported by al-Tabarani with a hasan isnad from the hadith of Wathilah ibn al-Asqa' that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Laylat al-Qadr is a bright night, neither hot nor cold, in which no meteors are seen." [Narrated by al-Tabarani in al-Kabir. See Majma’ al-Zawa’id, 3/179; Musnad Ahmad]

These three Sahih ahadith explain the signs which indicate Laylat al-Qadr.

It is not essential for the one who "catches" Laylat al-Qadr to know that he has "caught" it. The point is to strive hard and to be sincere in worship, whether or not one knows that one has "caught" it. It may be that some of those who do not know that may be better with Allah and higher in status than those who did know which night it was, because the former strove hard.

We ask Allah to accept our fasting and our prayer at night, and to help us to remember Him and to thank Him and to worship Him properly. May Allah bless our Prophet Muhammad.

Monday, 22 August 2011

ramadhan kareem

A test of endurance
A time of patience
controlling emotions, needs and desires
A mean of appreciation
and give thanks for pleasures
A perfect time to engage in introspection
take a closer look at our feelings, thoughts and actions
Giving up bad habits:
smoking, wasting time, oversleeping
And indulge in good habits:
help the needy and give charity
hold iftar for others
dress appropriately
be considerate
respect those who fast
do good unto others
watch our words
read al-Qur'an
pray and make duaa from Allah
to better ourselves insyaAllah..

Let's soak up the spirit of ramadhan! ^_^

may Allah accept all our tawbahs, duaas, fasting and good deeds insyaAllah...
may He surrounds us with light and happiness, and put light into our hearts and every vessel through our body..ameen.