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Ar-Raiyan

Narrated Sahl (R.A):

The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “There is a gate in Paradise called Ar-Raiyan, and those who observe fasts will enter through it on the Day of Resurrection and none except them will enter through it. It will be said, ‘Where are those who used to observe fasts?’ They will get up, and none except them will enter through it. After their entry the gate will be closed and nobody will enter through it.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 31: Fasting, Number 120:

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Funerals

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (R.A):

ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said,

“When anyone of you dies, he is shown his place both in the morning and in the evening.

If he is one of the people of Paradise; he is shown his place in it, and if he is from the people of the Hell-Fire; he is shown his place there-in.

Then it is said to him,

‘This is your place till ALLAH [S.W.T] resurrect you on the Day of Resurrection.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 23: Funerals (Al-Janaa’iz), Number 461:

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5 Before 5

“Take advantage of five matters before five other matters: your youth, before you become old; your health, before you fall sick; your wealth, before you become poor; your free time before you become busy; and your life, before your death.”

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Advice with regard to women

Reported by Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:

“Take my advice with regard to women: Act kindly towards women, for they were created from a rib, and the most crooked part of a rib is its uppermost. If you attempt to straighten it; you will break it, and if you leave it alone it will remain crooked; so act kindly toward women”.

[Bukhari & Muslim]

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Religious Matters

Narated By Anas bin Malik : The Prophet said,

“Facilitate things to people (concerning religious matters), and do not make it hard for them and give them good tidings and do not make them run away (from Islam).”

Sahih Bukhari Book 03. Knowledge

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The Three Men

Narated By Abu Waqid Al-Laithi :

While Allah’s Apostle was sitting in the mosque with some people, three men came.Two of them came in front of Allah’s Apostle and the third one went away. The two persons kept on standing before Allah’s Apostle for a while and then one of them found a place in the circle and sat there while the other sat behind the gathering, and the third one went away. When Allah’s Apostle finished his preaching,

he said, “Shall I tell you about these three persons? One of them be-took himself to Allah, so Allah took him into His grace and mercy and accommodated him, the second felt shy from Allah, so Allah sheltered Him in His mercy (and did not punish him), while the third turned his face from Allah and went away, so Allah turned His face from him likewise.”

Sahih Bukhari Book 03. Knowledge

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Silver Ring made with “Muhammad Allah’s Apostle” engraved on it, forr sealing a letter

Narated By Anas bin Malik :

Once the Prophet wrote a letter or had an idea of writing a letter. The Prophet was told that they (rulers) would not read letters unless they were sealed.So the Prophet got a silver ring made with “Muhammad Allah’s Apostle” engraved on it. As if I were just observing its white glitter in the hand of the Prophet.

Sahih Bukhari Book 03. Knowledge

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Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassalam conversation to Dimam bin Tha’laba

Narated By Anas bin Malik : While we were sitting with the Prophet in the mosque,

a man came riding on a camel. He made his camel kneel down in the mosque, tied its foreleg and then said:

“Who amongst you is Muhammad?”

At that time the Prophet was sitting amongst us (his companions) leaning on his arm.

We replied,”This white man reclining on his arm.”

The an then addressed him, “O Son of ‘Abdul Muttalib.”

The Prophet said, “I am here to answer your questions.”

The man said to the Prophet, “I want to ask you something and will be hard in questioning. So do not get angry.”

The Prophet said, “Ask whatever you want.”

The man said, “I ask you by your Lord, and the Lord of those who were before you, has Allah sent you as an Apostle to all the mankind?”

The Prophet replied, “By Allah, yes.”

The man further said, “I ask you by Allah. Has Allah ordered you to offer five prayers in a day and night (24 hours).?

He replied, “By Allah, Yes.”

The man further said, “I ask you by Allah! Has Allah ordered you to observe fasts during this month of the year (i.e. Ramadan)?”

He replied, “By Allah, Yes.”

The man further said, “I ask you by Allah. Has Allah ordered you to take Zakat (obligatory charity) from our rich people and distribute it amongst our poor people?”

The Prophet replied, “By Allah, yes.”

Thereupon that man said, “I have believed in all that with which you have been sent, and I have been sent by my people as a messenger, and I am Dimam bin Tha’laba from the brothers of Bani Sa’d bin Bakr.”

Sahih Bukhari Book 03. Knowledge

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Whoever awakes at night and then says

The Prophet r said : ‘Whoever awakes at night and then says:

لا إلهَ إلاّ اللّهُ وَحْـدَهُ لا شَـريكَ له، لهُ المُلـكُ ولهُ الحَمـد، وهوَ على كلّ شيءٍ قدير، سُـبْحانَ اللهِ، والحمْـدُ لله ، ولا إلهَ إلاّ اللهُ واللهُ أكبَر، وَلا حَولَ وَلا قوّة إلاّ باللّهِ العليّ العظيم.

La ilaha illal-lahu wahdahu la shareeka lah, lahul-mulku walahul-hamd, wahuwa AAala kulli shay-in qadeer, subhanal-lah, walhamdu lillah, wala  ilaha illal-lah wallahu akbar, wala hawla wala quwwata illa billahil-AAaliyyil AAatheem.

‘None has the right to be worshiped except Allah, alone without associate, to Him belongs sovereignty and praise and He is over all things wholly capable.  How perfect Allah is, and all praise is for Allah, and none has the right to be worshiped except Allah, Allah is the greatest and there is no power nor might except with Allah, The Most High, The Supreme.

…and then supplicates:

رَبِّ اغْفرْ لي.

Rabbigh-fir lee

‘O my Lord forgive me.’

…will be forgiven’

Al-Waleed said, “or he r said:

‘and then asks, he will be answered.If he then performs ablution and prays, his prayer will be accepted’.

الحمدُ للهِ الذي عافاني في جَسَدي وَرَدّ عَليّ روحي وَأَذِنَ لي بِذِكْرِه .

 Alhamdu lillahil-lathee AAafanee fee jasadee waradda AAalayya roohee wa-athina lee bithikrih.

‘All praise is for Allah who restored to me my health and returned my soul and  has allowed me to remember Him.’

) إِنّ فِي خَلْقِ السّمَوَ اتِ وَالأرْضِ واخْتِـلافِ اللّيلِ والنّهارِ لآياتٍ لأُولي الألباب (…

(سورة آل عمران 190-200)

)Inna fee khalqi alssamawati waal-ardi wa-ikhtilafi allayli wa-alnnahari la-ayatin li-olee al-albab(

(From Verse 3:190 till the end of the chapter Ali AAimran)