REVIVE A SUNNAH (1)Posted: June 13, 2011
✦REVIVE A SUNNAH ⇨ “THE FORENOON PRAYER (AL-DUHAA)”✦ From Abu Dharr (r.a.): the Prophet (pbuh) said►”Every morning charity is due for every one of your joints: every tasbeeh (Subhaanallaah); tahmeed (Alhamdu-lillaah); tahleel (laa ilaaha illAllaah); takbeer (Allaahu akbar); act of enjoining good & every act of prohibiting evil is charity; & doing TWO UNITS OF PRAYER IN THE FORENOON suffices all that.” [Muslim:1671]
✦ REVIVE A SUNNAH ⇨ “REPAYING PARENTS” ✦ ‘ Abdullah ibn ‘Amr said, “A man came to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and made a pledge to him that he would do hijra. He left his parents who were in tears. The Prophet said,► ‘Go back to them and make them laugh as you made them weep.'” [Bukhari; Adab Al-Mufrad, 6 #13]
✦REVIVE A SUNNAH⇨”HONEY FOR CURING”✦A man came to the Prophet pbuh & said,”My brother has some abdominal trouble.”The Prophet said,”Let him drink honey.” 2nd time,”Let him drink honey.” 3rd time,”Let him drink honey.”He returned,said,”I have done that ‘The Prophet said,”Allah has said the truth,but your brother’s abdomen has told a lie. Let him drink honey.”He made him drink honey & was cured.[Bukhari:Book7Vol71#588]
✦REVIVE A SUNNAH⇨”PRAY TWO RAKAT AT HOME AFTER JUMUA PRAYER”✦ Allah’s Apostle (sal-Allâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to pray two Rakat before the Zuhr prayer & two Rakat after it. He also used to pray two Rakat after the Maghrib prayer in his house, & two Rakat after the ‘Isha’ prayer. He never prayed after Jumua prayer till he departed (from the Mosque), & then he would pray two Rakat at home.[Bukhari: Book2 Vol13 #59]
✦ REVIVE A SUNNAH ⇨ “ACTIONS UPON HEARING ATHAAN – CALL FOR A PRAYER” ✦
There are five Sunnah actions (i.e. Prophetic actions) recommended by the Prophet – Peace be upon him – Upon hearing the call for the prayer, as mentioned in Zad Al Ma’ad Book, by Ibn Al Qayyem:
1 ➲ The hearer should repeat after the Mo’athen (The one who calls for prayer) all words except when the Mo’athen says:
“حَيَّ عَلَى الصَّلاَةِ وَحَيَّ عَلَى الْفَلَاحِ” ~ Hayya ‘alas-Salaah (come to prayer) and Hayya ‘alal-Falaah (come to prosperity).
Here you should say:
“لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ” (Laa hawla wa laa quwwata ‘illaa billaah ~ There is no might, or power, except with Allah)
[Al-Bukharee, The Book of Prayer, Hadith 613; Muslim, The Book of Prayer, Hadith 385. The wording is according to Muslim]
The benefit of this Sunnah: You will be rewarded with Paradise as stipulated in Sahih Muslim.
2 ➲ The hearer should say:
“وَأَنَا أَشَْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ، رَضِيتُ بِاللهِ رَبَّاً وَبِمُحَمَّدٍ رِسُولاً وَبِالإِْسلاَمِ دِيناً”.
Wa ‘anaa ‘ash-hadu ‘an laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu wa ‘anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa Rasooluhu, radheetu billaahi Rabban, wa bi-Muhammadin Rasoolan wa bil’islaami deenan.
(And I also bear witness that there is no deity has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner, and that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger. I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, with Muhammad as my Messenger and with Islam as my religion.)
[To be recited in Arabic after the Mu’aththin’s Tashahhud or the words of affirmation of Faith]) [Muslim, The Book of Prayer, Hadith 386]
The benefit of this Sunnah: Allah will forgive your sins, as stipulated in the same prophetic tradition.
3 ➲ After the Mo’athen finishes the Athan (The call for prayer), you should ask Allah’s blessings upon the Prophet (Peace be upon him), and the best supplication which can be said in this regard is the “As-Salawat Al Ibrahimiah” – as mentioned below.
The Prophet – Peace be upon him – said:
“When you hear the Mo’athen calling for the prayer, repeat his words then ask Allah’s blessings upon me, because the one who asks Allah’s blessings upon me once will be rewarded ten blessings by Allah.” [Muslim, The Book of Prayer, Hadith 384]
The benefit of this Sunnah: Allah will send ten blessings to the believer i.e. Allah will praise such person at heaven.
The text of As-Salawat Al-Ibrahimiah is:
(Allaahumma salli alaa Muhammadin wa alaa aali Muhammadin, kamaa sallayta alaa Ibraaheema wa alaa aali Ibraaheema innaka Hameedun Majeed. Allahumma Baarik alaa Muhammadin wa alaa aali Mohammadin kamaa baarakta alaa Ibraaheema wa alaa aali Ibraaheema innaka Hameedun Majeed – i.e. O Allah, bestow your favor on Muhammad and on the family of Muhammad as You have bestowed Your favor on Ibrahim and on the family of Ibrahim, You are Praiseworthy, Most Glorious. O Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Mohammad as You have blessed Ibrahim and the family of Ibrahim, You are Praiseworthy, Most Glorious)
[Al-Bukharee, The Book of Stories of the Prophet, Hadith 3370]
4 ➲ After asking Allah’s blessings upon the Prophet – Peace be upon him – you should say:
“اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ هَذِهِ الدَّعْوَةِ التَّامَّةِ، وَالصَّلَاةِ الْقَائِمَةِ، آتِ مُحَمَّداً الْوَسِيلَةَ وَالْفَضِيلَةَ، وَابْعَثْهُ مَقَاماً مَحْمُوداً الَّذِي وَعَدْتَهُ، [إَنَّكَ لَا تُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَ].
(Allaahumma Rabba haathihid-da ‘watit-taammati wassalaatil-qaa’imati, ‘aati Muhammadanil-waseelata walfadheelata, wab ‘ath-hu maqaamam-mahmoodanil-lathee wa’adtahu, [‘innaka laa tukhliful-mee’aad])
After replying to the call of Mu’aththin. you should recite in Arabic Allah’s blessings on the Prophet.
(O Allah, Lord of this Perfect Call and Owner of this Prayer to be performed, bestow on Muhammad Al-Waseelah and Al-Fadeelah that You promised him) [Al-Bukharee, The Book of Al-Adhaan, Hadith 614]
The benefit of this supplication: The one who says this supplication will deserve the intercession of the Prophet – Peace be upon him.
5 ➲ Finally, you can ask Allah The Almighty anything for yourself and ask the grace of Allah because your supplication will be answered this time.
The Prophet – Peace be upon him – said:
“Repeat the words of the Mo’athen and when you finish, ask Allah what you want and you will get it) [Aboo Daawood, The Book of Prayer, Hadith 524. Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajar graded the Hadeeth as Hasan and Ibn Hibbaan gave it a grading of authentic]
➲ The total number of such Sunnah actions if applied upon hearing the Athan (The call for prayer) is ➲ (25) actions of Sunnah.
✦ REVIVE A SUNNAH ⇨ “THINGS TO DO AFTER WAKING UP FROM SLEEP” ✦
1 ➲ Wiping the face with the hand from the effect of sleeping
An Nawawi and Ibn Hajar recommended this act referring to a Hadith narrated by Imam Muslim ” .. then the Prophet (PBUH) woke up and sat wiping his face with his hands” [Al Bukharee, The Book of Ablution, Hadith No. 183]
2 ➲ Saying this Du’aa:
الحَمْدُ لله الَّذِي أَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَا أَمَاتَنَا وَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ
Alhamdulillahi lazee ahyaanaa b’ada amaatanaa wa ilaihil nushoor ~ “Thanks to Allah Who gave us life after death , and all resurrection will be to Him.” [Al Bukharee, The Book of Invocation, Hadith No. 6312]
3 ➲ Using “Siwaak” (a stick taken of the Araak tree (Salvadona Pensica) for the sake of cleaning teeth)
“Whenever the Prophet (PBUH) woke up, even at night; he used the siwaak to brush his teeth” [ Al Bukharee, The Book of Ablution, Hadith No. 245; Muslim, The Book of Purification, Hadith No. 255]
The wisdom behind that is that the sewak flourishes and activates the body and eliminates bad odors.
4 ➲ Snuff Water
When one of you wakes up from sleep, then snuff water three times. For indeed, shaytaan spend the night in the upper part of nose. [ Al Bukharee, The Book of The Beginning of The Creation, Hadith 3295; Muslim, The Book of Purification, Hadith No. 245; The wording is according to Muslim]
5 ➲ Wash both hands three times
When one of you wakes up from sleep, he must not deep his hand into a utensil until he washes it three times. [Muslim, The Book of Purification, Hadith No. 278]
✦ REVIVE A SUNNAH ⇨ “COMPLETING THE QUR’AN EVERY MONTH” ✦
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Complete the reading of the Qur’an every month”
[Aboo Daawood, The Book Of Prayer, Hadeeth 1389]
REVIVE A SUNNAH⇨”PERSISTENCE ON A RIGHTEOUS ACTION EVEN IF SMALL”✦ It is narrated on the authority of ‘Aa`ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) that she said: The Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam was asked what action is most beloved to Allah. He said:► “The most constant even if small.” [Agreed upon (Bukhari & Muslim): 6465 – 1828]
REVIVE A SUNNAH ⇨ “REVIVING ASPECTS OF THE SUNNAH IS A DEED THAT WILL BRING AN IMMENSE REWARD” ✦ The Prophet (pbuh) said:► “Whoever revives an aspect of my Sunnah that is forgotten after my death, he will have a reward equivalent to that of the people who follow him, without it detracting in the least from their reward.” (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 7/443; this is a hasan hadeeth because of corroborating asaaneed).
* REVIVE A SUNNAH ~ “AVOID ANGER” * It is narated on the authority of Abu Hurayra (may Allah be pleased with him) that a man said to the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam: “Advise me.” He said: “Don’t get angry.” He repeated it a number of times. He said: “Don’t get angry.” [Al-Bukhari #6116]
✦ REVIVE A SUNNAH ⇨ “MAKING DU’AA FOR THE SICK PERSON” ✦ The Prophet (pbuh) used to place his right hand on the sick person & say: “Adhhib al-ba’s Rabb an-naas, wa’shfi anta al-Shaafi, laa shifaa’a illa shifaa’uka shifaa’an laa yughaadir saqaman (Take away the pain, O Lord of mankind, and grant healing, for You are the Healer, and there is no healing but Your healing that leaves no trace of sickness).” [Muslim, 2191]