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Sunnah 158: Cooperate with others to do good

February 6, 2011

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Allah says in the Qur’an:

“And cooperate in righteousness and piety, but do not cooperate in sin and aggression.” (Qur’an, 5:2)

Some people take a very Muslim-centric view when deciding to do what is good. Certainly, being an active part of the Muslim ummah is vital. However, this does not prevent us from joining the struggles of others if it is in the path of righteousness.

To make this sunnah more specific, look around you and think what projects for good are you a part of? Have you been demonstrating for Egypt with your brothers and sisters in humanity? Do you volunteer at a homeless shelter? Doing these things is cooperating with others in righteousness.

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Sunnah 157: Be forgiven for sins even if they were as much as the foam of the sea

January 14, 2011

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The Prophet (pbuh) said: Whoever says,

أستغفر الله الذي لا اله هو الحي القيوم وأتوب إليه

“Astaghfirullah al-lathi laa ilaha illa huwa, al-Hayyul Qayyum wa atubu ilayh” –

‘I ask forgiveness from Allah the One whom there is no deity worthy of worship except He, the Ever-Living and Sustainer and I repent to Him’

three times, Allah would forgive his sins even if they were as much as the foam of the sea. [Abu Dawud]

Sunnah 156: Plant a tree!

January 9, 2011

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The Prophet (pbuh) said “If a Muslim plants a tree, or sows a field and men and beasts and birds eat from it, all of it is charity from him”. [Muslim]

The following charities plant trees, the cost is low and the rewards are great inshAllah!

1- Plant trees in African communities: £10

2- Save the rainforest: to save one acre £50, but you can donate less than than too.

3- Plant an olive tree in Palestine (scroll down to the last one): £10 (not for US- apparently Interpal is banned)

 

(Special thanks to brother Z. Ouissef for the charity links)

Sunnah 155: Pray for someone

January 4, 2011

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

 

The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Whoever supplicates for his brother (in Islam) in his absence, an angel is appointed to his side who says “Ameen and may you also be blessed with the same.” [Muslim]

2010 in review

January 3, 2011

Salaam alaikm!

JazakumAllah khair for all your visits to this blog. Alhamdillah, it started as a small idea of reviving forgotten sunnahs of the beloved Prophet (pbuh), and most of you seem to have benefited inshAllah! Make du’a that Allah gives us further success and allows us to implement the habits of our prophet (pbuh).

The following are the stats for 2010:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 9,600 times in 2010. That’s about 23 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 165 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 7 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb.

The busiest day of the year was July 27th with 119 views. The most popular post that day was Sunnah 94: Du’a when breaking fast.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, asqfish.wordpress.com, alphainventions.com, and formspring.me.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for sunnah a day, a sunnah a day, sunnah of the day, surat al mulk, and surahs before sleeping.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Sunnah 94: Du’a when breaking fast July 2010

2

Sunnah 101: The greatest du’a of forgiveness August 2010

3

Sunnah 7: What to do when angry April 2010

4

Eid Sunnahs September 2010

5

Sunnah 34: Do not blow on food May 2010

Sunnah 154: Memorize the first 10 verses of Surat al-Kahf

December 28, 2010

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

 

The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Whoever memorizes the first ten verses from Suratul Kahf, he will be protected from the trial of the Dajjal (Anti-Christ)”. [Ahmad]

Sunnah 153: Recite Surat al-Ikhlas 10 times

December 27, 2010

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Whoever reads Surah Ikhlas ten times, Allah will build a palace for him in Paradise”

‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) exclaimed, “If that’s the case, then we will increase in our palaces!” The Prophet ﷺ (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) responded, “Allah is better and greater (in reward).” [Ahmad]