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You or Him? (Ahadith 720 – 721)

Assalamu`alaykum,
Bismillah.

Repeats: Hadith no. 717, 718, 719.

Volume 2, Book 13, Number 720:

Narrated Ibn Umar:

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, “Allow women to go to the Mosques at night.”

Volume 2, Book 13, Number 721:

Narrated Ibn Umar:

One of the wives of Umar (bin Al-Khattab) used to offer the Fajr and the ‘Isha’ prayer in congregation in the Mosque. She was asked why she had come out for the prayer as she knew that Umar disliked it, and he has great ghairah (self-respect). She replied, “What prevents him from stopping me from this act?” The other replied, “The statement of Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) : “Do not stop Allah’s women-slaves from going to Allah’s Mosques” prevents him.”

Similar Ahadith here.

How often do we give in to Allah and His Messenger (SAW)’s commands? When we want one thing and Shari`ah wants something else from us, what do we give preference to? Our desires or the Deen?

You see, Umar (RA) disliked her wives going to the mosque too often, but he never forbade them because of the statement of Allah’s Messenger (SAW). He had THAT sort of control over himself. Like wow!

Wassalam.

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Your Musalla Should Be.. (Hadith No. 719)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Volume 1, Book 12, Number 719:

Narrated ‘Aisha:

Once the Prophet prayed on a Khamisa with marks on it and said, “The marks on it diverted my attention, take this Khamisa to Abu Jahm and bring an Inbijaniya (from him.)”

The place where you pray: your musalla, or the saff at the masjid should be as plain as possible. ‘Marks’ or design on it distracts you from prayer. It’s true. One gets lost in the design instead of concentrating on the prayer.

Bring in a plain prayer mat for yourself and feel the difference in Salah. :)

Wassalam.

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