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وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لا نُكَلِّفُ نَفْسًا إِلا وُسْعَهَا


أُولَئِكَ أَصْحَابُ الْجَنَّةِ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ *


وَنَزَعْنَا مَا فِي صُدُورِهِمْ مِنْ غِلٍّ تَجْرِي مِنْ تَحْتِهِمُ الأَنْهَارُ


وَقَالُوا الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي هَدَانَا لِهَذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لِنَهْتَدِيَ لَوْلا أَنْ هَدَانَا اللَّهُ


لَقَدْ جَاءَتْ رُسُلُ رَبِّنَا بِالْحَقِّ


وَنُودُوا أَنْ تِلْكُمُ الْجَنَّةُ أُورِثْتُمُوهَا بِمَا كُنْتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ *  

 

 

 

But those who believed (in the Oneness of Allâh – Islâmic Monotheism), and worked righteousness – We tax not any person beyond his scope, such are the dwellers of Paradise. They will abide therein. And We shall remove from their breasts any (mutual) hatred or sense of injury (which they had, if at all, in the life of this world); rivers flowing under them, and they will say: “All the praises and thanks be to Allâh, Who has guided us to this, never could we have found guidance, were it not that Allâh had guided us! Indeed, the Messengers of our Lord did come with the truth.” And it will be cried out to them: “This is the Paradise which you have inherited for what you used to do.”

 

(Al-A’raf 7:42-43)

 

 

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How great Allaah’s Generosity is! He blesses them with guidance, allows them to remain steadfast upon it, then rewards them with Jannah! May Allaah make us among them. Aameen. 

 

An appropriate reminder at this point would be of the hadeeth reported in Saheeh Muslim (Arabic Online) or Translation in Vol.4, p.1397, #6418:

 

Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin al-‘Aas – radiyallaahu anhu – said, that he heard Allah’s Messenger – sallallaahu alaihi wa sallaam – saying, “All the hearts of the offspring of Aadam are between two fingers of Ar-Rehman’s Fingers, as one heart. He turns it (in any direction) as He wills. Then Allah’s Messenger said, “O Allah! The Turner of the hearts, turn our heart towards Your obedience.

 

 

 

 

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قَالَ النَّبِيُّ ‏صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ

 

‏إِنَّ مِنْ أَفْضَلِ أَيَّامِكُمْ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ فَأَكْثِرُوا عَلَيَّ مِنْ الصَّلاَةِ فِيهِ

فَإِنَّ صَلاَتَكُمْ مَعْرُوضَةٌ عَلَيَّ قَالَ فَقَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ

 – وَكَيْفَ تُعْرَضُ صَلاَتُنَا عَلَيْكَ وَقَدْ أَرَمْتَ ‏- ‏قَالَ يَقُولُونَ بَلِيتَ

‏قَالَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى حَرَّمَ عَلَى الأَرْضِ أَجْسَادَ الأَنْبِيَاءِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ

 

 

The Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said:

 

“Surely, among the best of your days is Friday; so increase in (invoking Allaah’s) Salaat (1) upon me during it, for your (invocations for Allaah’s) Salaat (upon me) will be displayed to me.” So they (the companions, radiyallaahu ‘ahnum) asked: “O Messenger of Allah! How will our (invocation for Allaah’s) Salaat (upon you) be displayed to you when you have disintegrated (i.e. your body turned to dust in the grave)?” He replied, “Verily, Allaah tabaaraka wa ta’aalaa has made forbidden for the earth (the consumption of) the bodies of the Prophets – may Allaah’s Salaat be upon them.” (2)

 

 

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(1) Regarding the term Salaat: When one sends Salaat upon the Prophet – sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam – it does NOT mean that one prays TO the Prophet – wal ‘iyaathu billaah – because that would constitute shirk; rather, this means that one prays/asks/invokes/supplicates to ALLAAH (alone) to send His Salaat upon the Prophet – sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam. In the expression “Salla Allaahu Alaihi/Alaihim” the Salaat from Allaah is interpreted to mean His praising of him/them before al-mala’ al-a’laa (the angels). This is how Abul-Aaliyah – radiyallaahu anhu – interpreted it as mentioned in Saheeh al-Bukhaaree regarding verse 56 from Soorat al-Ahzaab. It is also the choice of Sh. Ibn Uthaymeen – rahimahullaah – in ash-SharH al-Mumti’. Wallaahu A’lam.  For more information, read this.

 

(2) The Hadeeth is narrated by Aws ‘ibn Aws – radiyallaahu ‘anhu – and graded Saheeh by Sh. al-Albaanee – rahimahullaah – in Saheeh Abee Daawood, #1531.  Online Reference – Sunan Abee Daawood.

 

 

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مسح أثر النوم عن الوجه باليد

:وقد نص على استحبابه النووي وابن حجر لحديث

 ([*]فاستيقظ رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فجلس يمسح النوم عن وجهه بيده)

رواه مسلم

 

 

Wiping Traces of Sleep off the Face with the Hand (1)

 

an-Nawawee (2) and ibn Hajar have written (indicating) it being a recommended (mustaHabb) act, due to the Hadeeth:

 

(The Messenger of Allaah – sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam – then got up and began to wipe [the traces of] sleep off his face [by rubbing it] with his hand.)

 

Reported by Muslim. (3)

 

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(1) From the book “More than 1000 Sunnah in the Day and the Night” by Sh. Khalid al-Husaynaan – listed #1 under the Sunan of Waking-up from Sleep. Sh. Khalid is an Imaam and Khateeb with the Ministry of Endowments and Islaamic Affairs, Kuwait; the imaam of Masjid al-Albaanee, Kuwait; and a graduate in Usool ad-Deen from the University of al-Imaam Muhammad ibn Su’ood, KSA.

 

[*] Please Note: What’s in the brackets is what appears in the book. In Saheeh Muslim, the wording of it is as follows:

 

استيقظ رسول الله ‏ ‏صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ‏فجعل يمسح النوم عن وجهه بيده

 

The translation in English matches what is found in Saheeh Muslim rather than the book.

 

(2) an-Nawawee indicates that it’s mustaHabb in his explanation of Saheeh Muslim, in which he said:

 

(قوله: (فجعل يمسح النوم عن وجهه
معناه: أثر النوم , وفيه: استحباب هذا واستعمال المجاز

 

“His saying: (he began to wipe sleep off his face)
Its meaning: The traces of sleep; and [contained] in it: The recommendation of this [action], and use of figurative speech.”

 

(3) Online Reference in English Translation – Saheeh Muslim, Book 4: Salaah, Chapter 119: Supplication in the Night Prayer, #1672.

 

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