Daily Archives: October 25, 2012

The Virtues of the Day of Arafat

Praise be to Allaah.

1.It is the day on which the religion was perfected and Allaah’s Favour was completed.

In Al-Saheehayn it was reported from Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him) that a Jewish man said to him, ‘O Ameer al-Mu’mineen, there is an aayah in your Book which you recite; if it had come to us Jews, we would have taken that day as an Eid (festival).’ Umar said, ‘Which aayah?’ He said: ‘This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.’ [al-Maa’idah 5:3 interpretation of the meaning].

Umar said, ‘We know on which day and in which place that was revealed to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). It was when he was standing in Arafaah on a Friday.’

2.It is a day of Eid for the people who are in that place.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Yawm Arafaah (the day of Arafaah), Yawm al-Nahr (the Day of Sacrifice) and Ayyaam al-Tashreeq (the 3 days following Yawm al-Nahr) are Eid (festival) for us, the people of Islam. These are days of eating and drinking. This was narrated by the authors of al-Sunan.

It was reported that Umar ibn al-Khattaab said: ‘It i.e., the aayah ‘This day I have perfected’ was revealed on a Friday, the Day of Arafaah, both of which praise be to Allaah are Eids for us.’

3.It is a day by which Allaah swore an oath.

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A humble request from muslim brothers who sacrifice Animals for the sake of Allah swt

 
A humble request to my Muslim brethren.

Let us follow the basic etiquette while we sacrifice the animal during Eid Al-Adha.

Let’s make sure we do not block the drains, leave the wastes on roads, cause discomfort and problems to others citizens and pollute the environment for diseases to spread.

Wherever possible I request all to make sacrifices in open uncemented lands so that the waste is absorbed by the soil, dried up soon and the remains can be cleared off easily. This will save time, energy and water that is required to do the cleaning. This also applies to cleaning the surrounding where the animal was kept and where it was slaughtered.

To clear the wastes, the best way is to make a burrow in the ground, dump the entire biodegradable waste in it and cover it with soil. We can thereby convert it to manure and make the soil even more fertile.

As told by our Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon Him) –“Cleanliness is half the faith”. Let us not harm the environment as harmed in other religious practices in India.

Prophet Mohammed(pbuh) also said, “..…By Him, Who controls my life in His hand, no such person shall enter Paradise, whose neighbour was not safe from his transgressions”
Ref: Bukhārī (Nos. 10, 11 and 6119), Muslim (Nos. 40, 41 and 42)

Any religious practice going against the nature is like going against Allah. Allah has entrusted a duty upon every Human being to protect the nature. Let us obey the command of Allah & make this world a better place to live in with harmony.

The masnoon dua of Udhiya / Qurbani/Sacrifice

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم

إِنِّي وَجَّهْتُ وَجْهِيَ لِلَّذِي فَطَرَ السَّماَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ مِلَّةَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ حَنِيفَاً وَمَا أَنَا مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ . إِنَّ صَلاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ العَالَمِينَ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَبِذَلِكَ أُمِرْتُ وَأَنَا أَوَّلُ المُسْلِمِينَ ، اللَّهُمَّ مِنْكَ وَلَكَ

When making Qurbani, place the animal facing the Qibla and recite:
“Verily I have turned my face to that Being who has created the skies and the Earth in the state of the Straight Deen of Ibrahim – and I am not amongst the Mushrikeen. Definitely, my Prayer, my Worship and my living and dying is all for ALLAH, who is the Lord of the worlds, and who has no partner. I have been ordered (all that passed) I am amongst the Muslimeen (the obedient).
O ALLAH this sacrifice is due to You granting us the ability to do so and it is for You”.

(Mishkat) 

The Takbirs of Eid Start on This Day: The Fiqh

Legal status:

It is necessary (wajib) for every Muslim (male or female, whether praying in congregation or alone) to make the following takbir (declaration of the greatness of Allah) immediately after each obligatory (fard) prayer.

Time:

From: the Fajr Prayer on the 9th of Dhu’l Hijjah (the Day of `Arafah)

To: the Asr Prayer on the 13th of Dhu’l Hijjah.

Thus, these takbirs last 5 days, and 23 prayers.

The takbirs:

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illa Llahu.

Wa Llahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa lillahi Lhamd .

( اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ لَا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُوَاَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْدُ )

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Fasting on 9th of Dhul Hijjah

First ten days of Dhul Hijjah; Days of virtue and righteous deeds