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A Year of the ‘Bukhari’ Project

Salam,
Bismillah.

September 25, 2010 was the day I posted the first Hadith of Bukhari. It was about intentions. That the reward of your deeds depends upon your intentions. Quoting myself:

By Allah, I only want Allah’s pleasure through this. I hope for salvation in the Hereafter. I need real success: entering Jannah (Paradise) directly, not via Jahannam (Hell). I wish to be among those who get the company of prophets, the truthful, martyrs and the righteous. I pray for the good of this world and the Hereafter.

I remember being so inspired by Imaam Bukhari that I felt like I had to do this. I knew I wasn’t a good writer (still ain’t), but I asked Allah for help and jumped into it. I made a commitment to do one Hadith a day. I’ve tried to keep my consistency. But human that I am, I’ve skipped some days as well, due to work load or internet problems or plain forgetfulness. May Allah forgive me for that. :(

I promised myself I’ll act upon each of the Ahadith. Frankly, I haven’t been 100% successful in that either. There were reasons. :P

I started this blog with a passion, but some of the days, I felt it was more of a responsibility than anything else. I’m not proud of that.

But I’m in love with this blog. I know I can’t do justice to the Ahadith but I still want to keep doing it. It’s a very minor effort, but it is only for Allah. The one thing I wouldn’t change for anyone else. I might not live long enough to complete this project, but that doesn’t worry me. For it is Allah’s work. He’ll look after it iA. :)

And I’ve had a little success with it too. The credit does not go to me at all. I have Allah, Dr. Farhat Hashmi, NetworkedBlogs and other social networks to thank. :P

And I’ve gone through a lot in this year. Allah has always been there to help, though. If He takes me to it, He takes me through it as well. Alhamdulillah. :)

What a haphazard post this is! My awesome writing skills. ^_^

I pray for consistency in this project of mine and purity in my intention always. For I expect reward for it from none but Allah.

All good is from Allah. Any shortcomings are mine indeed.


Wassalam.

Fasting for a Year

Abu Ayyub al-Ansari (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever fasts in Ramadan, and six (days) of Shawwal, it will be (equivalent to) as if he/she fasted a whole year (in terms of rewards).”
[Reported by Muslimat-TirmidhiAbu DawoodAhmadIbn Majah]

In commenting on the above mentioned Hadith, As-Sananee said in Subul us-Salam: “If the thirty days of Ramadan fasting are assimilated with the six days of fasting in Shawwal, it altogether makes 36 days. According to Shariah (Islamic law), each virtue is rewarded ten times. Therefore, if we multiply 36 days with 10, it makes 360, a number which equals the days of a year of Islamic calendar. Some scholars are of the opinion that these six days of fasting in Shawwal must be completed in a continuous order right after the end of Ramadan. Some believe that it is enough to merely complete six days of fasting in Shawwal (in any order, either successive or with intervals), an opinion which is deemed to be correct.”

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