Monthly Archives: November 2011
Hadith no. 643 is a repeat. It’s about eating with a knife and all. Read it here.
That he asked ‘Aisha “What did the Prophet use to do in his house?” She replied, “He used to keep himself busy serving his family and when it was the time for prayer he would go for it.”
What keeps you from prayer? Sleep? Work? House chores? Studies? Friends? Inner desires? What is it that keeps you from a special one-on-one meeting with the Most High? Whatever it is, just let go..
The Prophet said, “If supper is served, and Iqama is pronounced one should start with the supper.”
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah’s Apostle said, “If the supper is served start having it before praying the Maghrib prayer and do not be hasty in finishing it.”
Ibn ‘Umar said, “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘If the supper is served for anyone of you and the Iqama is pronounced, start with the supper and don’t be in haste (and carry on eating) till you finish it.” If food was served for Ibn ‘Umar and Iqama was pronounced, he never came to the prayer till he finished it (i.e. food) in spite of the fact that he heard the recitation (of the Qur’an) by the Imam (in the prayer). Narrated Ibn ‘Umar: The Prophet said, “If anyone of you is having his meals, he should not hurry up till he is satisfied; even if the prayer has been started.”
Now, it’s not an everyday situation. We make sure that our meal times do not conflict with prayer times. But in case food is served to you at prayer time and you’re hungry, you may continue eating. And don’t make haste in finishing your food, as Prophet (SAW) said.
So, bon appetit! :)
Hadith no. 635 is a repeat. Read it here.
Narrated Mahmuid bin Rabi’ Al-Ansari:
‘Itban bin Malik used to lead his people (tribe) in prayer and was a blind man, he said to Allah’s Apostle , “O Allah’s Apostle! At times it is dark and flood water is flowing (in the valley) and I am blind man, so please pray at a place in my house so that I can take it as a Musalla (praying place).” So Allah’s Apostle went to his house and said, “Where do you like me to pray?” ‘Itban pointed to a place in his house and Allah’s Apostle, offered the prayer there.
One. Blindness was not a flaw back then. We know of the blind mu’adhin: Abdullah Ibn Umm Maktum. And this Hadith tells us about a blind man who used to lead the prayer in his tribe.
Two. The most knowledgeable and wise is supposed to lead the prayer. Even if they’re blind/crippled/handicapped. Read more on it here.
Three. Something as genuine as blindness did not stop this man from going to the masjid to pray (in normal conditions). Then what do you have to say of your excuses?
Four. In extreme weather conditions, one may pray at home. More on it here.
Five. Another aspect of this Hadith discussed here.