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Ramadan: Such Excellence! (Hadith No. 1623)

Bismillah.

Volume 3, Book 31, Number 128:

Narrated Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu):

Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Allah said, ‘All the deeds of Adam’s sons (people) are for them, except fasting which is for Me, and I will give the reward for it.’ Fasting is a shield or protection from the fire and from committing sins. If one of you is fasting, he should avoid sexual relation with his wife and quarreling, and if somebody should fight or quarrel with him, he should say, ‘I am fasting.’ By Him in Whose Hands my soul is’ The unpleasant smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk. There are two pleasures for the fasting person, one at the time of breaking his fast, and the other at the time when he will meet his Lord; then he will be pleased because of his fasting.”

How many virtues of fasting/Ramadan have you come across up till now? There are 13 in this post and several others. Can you share some rare ones?

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Garlic, Onion and the Mosque (Ahadith 812 – 815)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Volume 1, Book 12, Number 812:

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar:

During the holy battle of Khaibar the Prophet said, “Whoever ate from this plant (i.e. garlic) should not enter our mosque.”

Volume 1, Book 12, Number 813:

Narrated ‘Ata’:

I heard Jabir bin ‘Abdullah saying, “The Prophet said, ‘Whoever eats (from) this plant (he meant garlic) should keep away from our mosque.” I said, “What does he mean by that?” He replied, “I think he means only raw garlic.”

Volume 1, Book 12, Number 814:

Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah:

The Prophet said, “Whoever eats garlic or onion should keep away from our mosque or should remain in his house.” (Jabir bin ‘Abdullah, in another narration said, “Once a big pot containing cooked vegetables was brought. On finding unpleasant smell coming from it, the Prophet asked, ‘What is in it?’ He was told all the names of the vegetables that were in it. The Prophet ordered that it should be brought near to some of his companions who were with him. When the Prophet saw it he disliked to eat it and said, ‘Eat. (I don’t eat) for I converse with those whom you don’t converse with (i.e. the angels).”

Seriously, that bad? :/

Volume 1, Book 12, Number 815:

Narrated ‘Abdul ‘Aziz:

A man asked Anas, “What did you hear from the Prophet about garlic?” He said, “The Prophet said, ‘Whoever has eaten this plant should neither come near us nor pray with us.”

Us Pakistanis enjoy onion and garlic in our food a lot. Well, most of us. Alhamdulillah. Nothing wrong with that. But one must be careful about one thing: don’t pray at home/in the masjid when your mouth reeks of onion or garlic (or any other foul smell, for the matter).
Think about it, Salah is like whispering to your Loved One. Would you like to have bad breath at that time? :/

Solution: brush your teeth after eating such food. Clean your tongue well. Use mouth wash. Miswaak is the best. (y)

Wassalam.

Till You Go U’ U’ (Hadith No. 245)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 245:

Narrated Abu Burda:

My father said, “I came to the Prophet and saw him carrying a Siwak in his hand and cleansing his teeth, saying, ‘U’ U’,” as if he was retching while the Siwak was in his mouth.”


Prophet (SAW) was very particular about his cleanliness and hygiene. He took special care of his mouth so it won’t reek. Miswak/Siwak was his best friend. He used to clean his teeth with every wudu and every chance he’d get. The implication here is that he used to clean his tongue with the Siwak as well, because germs tend to accumulate on it and cause sour mouth to stink. So he’d clean hi tongue as much as he could, going as far back as possible. So much so that the sounds u’ u’ used to come out (of the like when you’re about to vomit).

Try doing that now! :)

Got Kids Around You? Do Read! (Hadith No. 77)

Salam,
Bismillah.

This is the cutest Hadith ever! When I first read it, I came home to try it on my one-year-old nephew, Moosa. Can’t say he really enjoyed it, but I sure did! :)

Volume 1, Book 3, Number 77:

Narrated Mahmud bin Rabi’a:

When I was a boy of five, I remember, the Prophet took water from a bucket (used for getting water out of a well) with his mouth and threw it on my face.

Do try it with kids, considering it a Sunnah. You’ll love it!

Wassalam.

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