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10 meal time Sunnahs

By: Moulana Muhammad bin Haroon Source: Al-Miftah We eat and drink several times a day. By implementing the sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) we can gain maximum reward for these mundane activities.  10 Sunnahs of Eating To wash both the hands before and after meals. (Sunan Abu Dawud, Hadith: 3755) To sit on the floor (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 5386) To sit in one of the following three postures; In the Tashahud position (like in Salah) (Fathul Bari, Hadith: 5399). Same as above with the right knee raised, (Ibid; Takhrijul Ihyaa, Hadith: 1304) and In the squatting posture (Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 5299). To eat with the fingers (thumb, index and middle...

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Faith is a Divine Favor: The Story of Abu Abdullah Al-Andalusi

By: Imam Shahabudin al-Abshihi from his “Al-Mustatraf Fi Kulli Fann An-Mustadhraf” Source: An Noor For the intelligent, an indication is sufficient. Subhanallah, this tale, taken from one of the finest works in Arabic literature, is filled with so many lessons for everyone. Please read it with the intention to learn the lessons from the life of one Shaikh Abu Abdullah Al-Andalusi (may Allah be pleased with him), and also the character of his devoted and loyal students. I pray that Allah grants every reader the tawfeeq (Divinely granted success) to benefit from this and to protect us all from any tests of this sort. Ameen. Note: Since this is not a formal Arabic written entry, the rules of...

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From good character is to never impose on others

By: Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad Naqshbandi (may Allah elevate him). Source: Always stay clear of causing distress to the heart of another being as this will lead to loss of blessings in your life. Imam Thanwi (Allah grant him mercy) writes about an incident where his wife needed to attend a gathering at her relatives. His wife requested from him to feed the fowls that she had in her care, to throw grain for them and provide fresh water as was her daily habit. Imam Thanwi (Allah grant him mercy) agreed to see to it that the birds will get their daily feed. On the appointed day, his wife left. Now, work that a person is not used to doing as a part of his daily schedule easily slips...

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