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Adhaan for Jumu`ah Prayer (Ahadith 733 – 734)

Assalamu`alaykum,
Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 13, Number 733:

Narrated As-Saib bin Yazid:

In the life-time of the Prophet, Abu Bakr and Umar, the Adhan for the Jumua prayer used to be pronounced when the Imam sat on the pulpit. But during the Caliphate of ‘Uthman when the Muslims increased in number, a third Adhan at Az-Zaura’ was added. Abu ‘Abdullah said, “Az-Zaura’ is a place in the market of Medina.”

Volume 2, Book 13, Number 734:

Narrated As-Saib bin Yazid:

The person who increased the number of Adhans for the Jumua prayers to three was Uthman bin Affan and it was when the number of the (Muslim) people of Medina had increased. In the life-time of the Prophet there was only one Muadh-dhin and the Adhan used to be pronounced only after the Imam had taken his seat (i.e. on the pulpit).

As to how many Adhaans should actually be called out for the Jumu`ah prayer, go do your own research. You might want to go through this.

Anyhow, there’s one Adhan and one Iqamah for the Jumu`ah prayer.

Wassalam.

Sanctuary

A book is a sedative,

Putting my troubled mind to sleep.

It takes me right out of chaos,

To another world, so blissfully deep

A book is a haven,

From the stormy seas of contention,

Where my vessel of emotions can wait,

Till sunshine breaks through the clouds of tension.

A book is a secret door,

To a world of tremendous knowledge and beauty,

Where the mind can live and grow and flourish,

Till dragged back by the collar, to duty!

A book is my best friend,

Who in moments of agony holds my hand.

A source of comfort and bittersweet joy;

My stout shield in a cruel and merciless land.

From Among the Masjid Manners.. (Hadith No. 732)

Assalamu`alaykum,
Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 13, Number 732:

Narrated Ibn Juraij:

I heard Nafi’ saying, “Ibn Umar, said, ‘The Prophet forbade that a man should make another man to get up to sit in his place’ “. I said to Nafi’, ‘Is it for Jumua prayer only?’ He replied, “For Jumua prayer and any other (prayer).”

If it only happened in classrooms and other random places, I wouldn’t consider it a problem. But it happens in masajid! Wallahi, we are so ignorant of the teachings of Prophet (SAW), we don’t even know how to behave in a masjid. In this particular case, we aren’t considerate of other people’s comfort and ease.

Why do you ask the someone to get up from their place, only to sit there? Is there no other space in the masjid hall where you can sit? Or are you just too concerned about your ease that the other person and their comfort is of least importance to you?

Masjid is a sacred place. Yes, you need to show a particular behavior there. But we get trained through special places, special times and special things only to incorporate that training into our daily lives. For example, this Hadith talks about not making anyone get up from to sit in their place – in a masjid – for prayer. But you must not restrict it to prayer or masjid only. Apply it in your daily routine. Don’t make anyone get up to sit in their place – anywhere – for anything, unless it’s absolutely necessary. Not in a class, not on a dining table, not in a lounge, not on a couch, not in a public or private place. It’s bad manners. The other person does not feel nice, man!

I apologize for the weird way this post has been written. I just did not get the time to think twice while writing.. Mhmm.

Wassalam.

Muslim of Today

O Muslim of today

Full of greed and lust

Have you ever pondered that

We’re all going through rust?

Have you looked at that Quran?

On your shelf full of dust!

Have you ever wondered this?

That praying Salaah is a must!

Can you really get admission?

In Jannah with this condition!

For Allah use reason!

Before time passes for this season!

And then begins the test!

In the grave where you’ll rest!

When you’ll dearly wish

A single Salah you hadn’t missed

But no one would hear the cry

No matter how hard you try

But right now, there is chance

For your character to enhance

The Shaytaan you have to fight

Make your soul so bright

That it emits a shining light

On the day when there is no light!

So pray to Allah

And establish Salaah

So that you may get the ultimate prize

The Promised Land in PARADISE!

In sha Allah!

 

 

The Thing About Calmness and Solemnity (Ahadith 729 – 731)

Assalamu`alaykum,
Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 13, Number 729:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

heard Allah’s Apostles (p.b.u.h) saying, “If the prayer is started do not run for it but just walk for it calmly and pray whatever you get, and complete whatever is missed.

Similar Hadith here.

Volume 2, Book 13, Number 730:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Abi Qatada on the authority of his father:

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, “Do not stand up (for prayer) unless you see me, and observe calmness and solemnity“.

Similar Hadith here.

Volume 2, Book 13, Number 731:

Narrated Salman Al-Farsi:

Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, “Anyone who takes a bath on Friday and cleans himself as much as he can and puts oil (on his hair) or scents himself; and then proceeds for the prayer and does not force his way between two persons (assembled in the mosque for the Friday prayer), and prays as much as is written for him and remains quiet when the Imam delivers the Khutba, all his sins in between the present and the last Friday will be forgiven.”

  1. Sacred things and places demand solemnity and calmness. Behave yourselves in mosques! :P
  2. Physical calmness will lead to mental calmness. And/or vice versa. I don’t care what their version of inner calmness is (referring to the above image), but it is the prayer you get the real inner calmness from. Give all these 6 things to prayer and see for yourself. For real for real!
  3. There is no number 3.

Take a chill pill, really.

Wassalam.

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