Sunday, July 28, 2013

Whoever controls his belly controls all good deeds

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Hunger of the Salaf

It is reported from Ibn Sîrîn – Allâh have mercy on him – that a man
once said to Ibn 'Umar – Allâh be pleased with him:

Can we offer you some Jawârish? He inquired, "And what is Jawârish?"
The man replied, "It is something that will help you digest your food
if you get too full up." Ibn 'Umar said, "I have not eaten my fill for
four months – not because I cannot find food, but because I have lived
with people who used to eat their fill at times and go hungry at

Abû Dâwûd, Al-Zuhd article 325.

It is reported that Al-Hasan Al-Basrî – Allâh have mercy on him – said:

By He in whose Hand is my soul, I have lived amongst people who never
ordered food to be prepared for themselves If [food] was presented to
one of them, he would eat, otherwise, he would be silent; and he would
not care if it was hot or cold.

Abû Nu'aym, Hilyatu Al-Awliyâ` 6:270.

It is also reported that he said:

By Allâh, I have lived amongst people who when taking lunch, if they
were about to be full, would stop eating.


It is reported that Al-Fudayl b. 'Ayyâd – Allâh have mercy on him – said:

Two things harden the heart, too much talking and too much food.

Ibn Hibbân Al-Bustî, Rawdatu Al-'Uqalâ` p45, Matba'ah Al-Sunnah
Al-Muhammadîyah 1949.

It is reported that Mâlik b. Dînâr – Allâh have mercy on him – said:

It is unfitting for a believer that his belly becomes his greatest
concern, or that his desires dominate him.

Ibn Abî Al-Dunyâ, Al-Jû' (The Book of Hunger) article 105.

It is also reported that he said:

Whoever controls his belly controls all good deeds.

Ibid. article 99.

It is reported that the Tâbi'î (Successor) 'Uqbah b. Wassâj – Allâh
have mercy on him – was once at a wedding reception where many kinds
of dishes were offered and people started trying one dish after
another. He started to cry, and said:

"I found the first part of this Ummah fearing all this upon
themselves." And he ate only from one dish.

Ibid. article 261.

It is reported that Muhammad b. Sîrîn – Allâh have mercy on him – said:

A man from the companions of the Prophet – praise and peace of Allâh
be upon him – would sometimes go three days without finding anything
to eat, so he would grill some animal skin and eat that. If he
couldn't find anything at all, he would [tie] a rock to himself to
straighten his back.

Ibid. article 61.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sunnah Acts of Juma

1.To take a bath. (Bukhari , Tirmidhi , Ibne Majah)

2.To wear nice and clean clothes. (Abu Dawood, Chapter of Ghusal on
the day of Jumu'ah)

3.To proceed early to the Masjid.(Tirmidhi ,Ibne Majah)

4.To go to the Masjid on foot. (Ibne Majah)

5.To try to sit as close as possible to the Imaam. (Ibne Majah , Tirmidhi)

6.If the Saffs (rows) are already filled, one should not jump over the
shoulders of the musallies in order to get to the front.(Abu Dawood)

7.One should not do any futile action eg. one should not fiddle with
one's clothes or fingers. (Ibne Majah)

8.To listen to the Khutba attentively. (Tirmidhi ,Ibne Majah)

9.The person who recites Surah Kahaf on Friday will be bestowed with a
Noor( Spiritual light) from under the Arsh (The Throne of Allah
Ta'ala) which will extend from the earth till the sky and will benefit
him in the darkness of the Day of Qiyaamah. All his (minor) sins which
he had committed from the previous Jumu'ah up to this Jumu'ah will be
forgiven. (Behishti Zewar)

10.Rasulullah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam is reported to have said,
"Recite Durood upon me in abundance on the day of Jumua'h since they
are presented to me." (Ibne Majah)

11.On the day of Jumua'h it is Sunnat to apply oil to the hair and to
use itr or any other sweet smelling fragrance. (Bukhari)

Source: Pyare Nabi Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam ki pyari sunnatain
By: Shaikh ul Arab Wal Ajam, Arif Billah Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem
Muhammad Akhtar Rahimahullah

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


1. Don't sleep during the day and pray all night. By doing this you are converting the day into night and the night into day, which is not the purpose of fasting.
2. Avoid being lazy and inactive during the day.
3. Don't waste time playing games during the day. Rather, please Allah by increasing in your worship of him..
4. Don't ask your wife to spend Ramadan in the Kitchen. Eat something light and quick. This way you'll give her more time for worship.
5. Spend the last 10 days worshiping Allah rather than trying to prepare for Eid! A night that is better than a thousand months is in these last 10 nights. You can't afford to miss this.
6. Dont stay awake the whole night. Your body has a right over you, and when it wants rest, then rest.
7. Avoid excessive socializing after Taraweeh
8. Avoid shopping a lot in Ramadan.
9. Don't eat all night.
10. Don't loiter around at night rather than worshiping Allah.
11. Eid doesn't require loads of preparation. Don't fall into this trap! Keep it simple, and it will be blessed.

Allah has blessed us with the Month of Ramadan, So make the most of it... in shaa Allah

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Khwaab to sab ke hote hain

yahan apni apni bari par sab hansty hain sab roty hain

dil to sab ka hota hai dukh bhi sab ke hote hain

kuch ashk dilon pe girte hain kuch mitti main mill jaate hain

kuch lafz ada ho jaate hain kueh honton main sil jaate hain

mana k adhure rehty hain par khwaab to sab ke hote hain

kuch kho kar bhi pa lete hain

kuch log bht yad ate hain

wo pal bhar ki narazgiyan aur maan bhi jana pal bhar main

ab khud se jab bhi roothun to kuch log bohut yaad ate hain