We have established in past posts that fasting while traveling is permissible, but Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) used to avoid it. And we all know this one:
Narrated ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa):
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) was asked, “What deeds are loved most by Allah?” He said,
“The most regular constant deeds even though they may be few.”
[Bukhari, Vol. 8, Book 76, Number 472]
Now read this.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 239 :
Narrated by Ibrahim Abu Isma’il As-Saksaki
I heard Abu Burda (radiallaahu `anhu) who accompanied Yazid bin Abi Kabsha on a journey. Yazid used to observe fasting on journeys. Abu Burda (radiallaahu `anhu) said to him, “I heard Abu Musa (radiallaahu `anhu) several times saying that Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, ‘When a slave falls ill or travels, then he will get reward similar to that he gets for good deeds practiced at home when in good health.”
Isn’t this like the coolest thing ever? There are so many things we end up not doing because of sickness or travel and feel guilty for leaving them. But worry not, my friend, you have been relieved of this burden. If there’s something you do continuously when at home and in good health, you’ll be rewarded for it even if you don’t do it due to sickness or travel.
I usually end up missing or shortening the adhkaar after Salah when down with fever or headache etc.. The daily reading of Quran gets disturbed while traveling.. We all miss our Sunnah prayers in long journeys anyway.. So remember this hadith next time you’re feeling unwell or out of town and relax, for the kiraaman kaatibeen are at work even if you’re not!. :)
Narrated Ishaq bin ‘Abdullah bin Abu Talha:
I heard Anas bin Malik (radiallaahu `anhu) saying, “A tailor invited Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) to a meal which he had prepared. ” Anas bin Malik (radiallaahu `anhu) said, “I accompanied Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) to that meal. He served the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) with bread and soup made with gourd and dried meat. I saw the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) taking the pieces of gourd from the dish.” Anas (radiallaahu `anhu) added, “Since that day I have continued to like gourd.”
I love kaddu because Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) loved it. Do you?
Here are some health benefits of gourd. Increase your knowledge.
This is a very interesting paper on vegetables mentioned in the Quran. Open the link and search (Ctrl+F) for ‘gourd’. It’ll take you to the relevant paragraphs.