Sunnah Reminder

Fasting Ayyamul Beidh (White Days)*

✓ Thursday
(13th Rajab 1445 / 25th January 2024)

✓ Friday
(14th Rajab 1445 / 26th January 2023)

✓ Saturday
(15th Rajab 1445 / 27th January 2023)

*Dates may vary based on Local Moonsighting.

Hadiths on Fasting Ayyamul Beidh (White Days)

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال

أوصاني خليلي بثلاث لا أدعهن حتى أموت صوم ثلاثة أيام من كل شهر وصلاة الضحى ونوم على وتر .

رواه البخاري (١١٧٨ ) ومسلم ( ٧٢١ ) .

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

My close friend [the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)] advised me to do three things which I will not give up until I die: fasting three days of each month, praying Duha and going to sleep after Witr.

Narrated by al-Bukhari (1178); Muslim (721)

عن أبي ذر قال : قال لي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم :

” إذا صمت شيئاً من الشهر فصم ثلاث عشرة وأربع عشرة وخمس عشرة ” .

رواه النسائي ( ٢٤٢٣ ) . والحديث حسنه الألباني في صحيح النسائي

It was narrated that Abu Dharr said: The
Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said to me:

“If you fast any part of the month, then fast the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth.”

Narrated by al-Nasai (2423) and the Hadith is classified as Hasan by Al-Albani in Saheeh An-Nasai

عن عبد الله بن عمرو بن العاص رضي الله عنهما

صم من الشهر ثلاثة أيام فإن الحسنة بعشر أمثالها ، وذلك مثل صيام الدهر

رواه البخاري ١٩٧٦ و مسلم ١١٥٩

Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas (may Allah be pleased with him):

Fast three days of every month, for a good deed brings a tenfold reward, and that will be like fasting for a lifetime.

Narrated by Bukhari, 1976 and Muslim, 1159

بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

(In the Name of Allah—the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful).

Introduction

We are in Muharram, the first month of the Hijri Calendar, 1445 A.H. It is a sacred month and the Prophet ﷺ used to fast a lot in this month. One of these days that the Prophet ﷺ used to fast is the Day of ‘Ashura (the 10th Day of Muharram).

عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ

مَا رَأَيْتُ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَتَحَرَّى صِيَامَ يَوْمٍ فَضَّلَهُ عَلَى غَيْرِهِ إِلا هَذَا الْيَوْمَ يَوْمَ عَاشُورَاءَ وَهَذَا الشَّهْرَ يَعْنِي شَهْرَ رَمَضَانَ

‏رواه البخاري ٢٠٠٦ ‏

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said:

I never saw the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) so keen to make sure he fasted any day and preferring it over another except this day,the day of ‘Ashoora’, and this month – meaning Ramadaan.

Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 2006.

Why did the Prophet ﷺ fast on ‘Ashura

عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ

قَدِمَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الْمَدِينَةَ فَرَأَى الْيَهُودَ تَصُومُ يَوْمَ عَاشُورَاءَ فَقَالَ مَا هَذَا ؟ قَالُوا : هَذَا يَوْمٌ صَالِحٌ ، هَذَا يَوْمٌ نَجَّى اللَّهُ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ عَدُوِّهِمْ فَصَامَهُ مُوسَى، قَالَ فَأَنَا أَحَقُّ بِمُوسَى مِنْكُمْ فَصَامَهُ وَأَمَرَ بِصِيَامِهِ

رواه البخاري ٢٠٠٤

Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said:

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came to Madeenah and saw the Jews fasting on the day of ‘Ashoora’.

He said, “What is this?”

They said, “This is a good day, this is the day when Allaah saved the Children of Israel from their enemy and Moosa fasted on this day.”

He said, “We are closer to Moosa than you.” So he fasted on this day and told the people to fast.

Narrated by al-Bukhaari (2004)

Virtues for fasting on ‘Ashura

Fasting on ‘Ashura expiates the (minor) sins of the past year.

قال رسول صلى الله عليه وسلم

صِيَامُ يَوْمِ عَرَفَةَ أَحْتَسِبُ عَلَى اللَّهِ أَنْ يُكَفِّرَ السَّنَةَ الَّتِي قَبْلَهُ وَالسَّنَةَ الَّتِي بَعْدَهُ وَصِيَامُ يَوْمِ عَاشُورَاءَ أَحْتَسِبُ عَلَى اللَّهِ أَنْ يُكَفِّرَ السَّنَةَ الَّتِي قَبْلَهُ

رواه مسلم ١١٦٢

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

Fasting the day of ‘Arafah I hope Allaah will expiate thereby for the year before it and the year after it, and fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ I hope Allaah will expiate thereby for the year that came before it.

Narrated by Muslim, 1162

How to fast ‘Ashura

It is recommended when fasting ‘Ashura to also fast Taasua’ (the 9th Day of Muharram).

عن عَبْدَ اللَّهِ بْنَ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا قال

حِينَ صَامَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَوْمَ عَاشُورَاءَ وَأَمَرَ بِصِيَامِهِ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِنَّهُ يَوْمٌ تُعَظِّمُهُ الْيَهُودُ وَالنَّصَارَى فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَإِذَا كَانَ الْعَامُ الْمُقْبِلُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ صُمْنَا الْيَوْمَ التَّاسِعَ قَالَ فَلَمْ يَأْتِ الْعَامُ الْمُقْبِلُ حَتَّى تُوُفِّيَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ

رواه مسلم ١١٣٤

‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said:

When the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) fasted on the day of ‘Ashoora and told the people to fast, they said, “O Messenger of Allaah, this is a day that is venerated by the Jews and Christians.” The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “Next year, if Allaah wills, we will fast on the ninth day.” But by the time the following year came, the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) had passed away.

Narrated by Muslim, 1134.

Important Note:

Fasting Taasua and ‘Ashura is recommended but not obligatory.

This year Taasua and ‘Ashura will be on Thursday 27th July and Friday 28th July, 2023.*

* Dates may vary based on local moonsighting.

Hadith: Arabic Text followed by English Translation. 

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّهُ قَالَ

مَا الْعَمَلُ فِي أَيَّامِ الْعَشْرِ أَفْضَلَ مِنَ الْعَمَلِ فِي هَذِهِ ‏”‏‏.‏ قَالُوا وَلاَ الْجِهَادُ قَالَ ‏”‏ وَلاَ الْجِهَادُ، إِلاَّ رَجُلٌ خَرَجَ يُخَاطِرُ بِنَفْسِهِ وَمَالِهِ فَلَمْ يَرْجِعْ بِشَىْءٍ ‏”‏‏.‏”

رواه البخاري 969

Narrated Ibn `Abbas: The Prophet (ﷺ) said,

No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these (first ten days of Dhul Hijja).” Then some companions of the Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Not even Jihad?” He replied, “Not even Jihad, except that of a man who does it by putting himself and his property in danger (for Allah’s sake) and does not return with any of those things.”

Narrated by Bukhari 969

Dhul-Hijjah is the 12th month of the Hijri Calendar. This year (1444 AH) Dhul-Hijjah will start tomorrow Monday 19th June, 2023 OR Tuesday 20th June, 2023 based on moonsighting.

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Assalam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

(In the Name of Allah—the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful).

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Introduction

Witr Prayer is a Sunnah Prayer that is prayed at night. It is recommended that the muslim observes witr prayer every night.

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Hadith: Arabic Text followed by English Translation. 

عن أبي أيوب رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال‏:‏ ‏

من صام رمضان ثم أتبعه بست من شوال كان كصيام الدهر‏

مسلم ١١٦٤

Abu Ayyub (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,

He who observes As-Saum (the fasts) in the month of Ramadan, and also observes As-Saum for six days in the month of Shawwal, it is as if he has observed As-Saum for the whole year.

Muslim 1164

During the Adhan

1. Say as the Muadhin says except during Hayya ‘ala Swalah say La hawla wala quwatta illa billah

عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ

‏ إِذَا سَمِعْتُمُ النِّدَاءَ فَقُولُوا مِثْلَ ما يَقُولُ الْمُؤَذِّنُ ‏”

متفق عليه.في البخاري ٦١١ ومسلم ٣٨٣

‏‏‏

Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said,

“Whenever you hear the Adhan, say what the Mu’adh-dhin is saying.

Sahih al-Bukhari 611 and Sahih Muslim 383

عَنْ عَلْقَمَةَ بْنِ وَقَّاصٍ،

قَالَ إِنِّي عِنْدَ مُعَاوِيَةَ إِذْ أَذَّنَ مُؤَذِّنُهُ فَقَالَ مُعَاوِيَةُ كَمَا قَالَ الْمُؤَذِّنُ حَتَّى إِذَا قَالَ حَىَّ عَلَى الصَّلاَةِ قَالَ لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ فَلَمَّا قَالَ حَىَّ عَلَى الْفَلاَحِ قَالَ لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ وَقَالَ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ مَا قَالَ الْمُؤَذِّنُ ثُمَّ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ مِثْلَ ذَلِكَ ‏.‏

رواه النسائي وحسنه الألباني في صحيح النسائي

It was narrated that ‘Alqamah bin Waqqas said:

“I was with Mu’awiyah when the Mu’adhdhin called the Adhan. Muawiyah said what the Mu’adhdhin said, but when he said: ‘Hayya ‘alas-salah (come to prayer),’ he said: ‘La hawla wa la quwwata illa Billah (There is no power and no strength except with Allah);’ and when he said: ‘Hayya ‘alal-falah (come to prosperity),’ he said: ‘La hawla wa la quwwata illa Billah (There is no power and no strength except with Allah).’ After that he said what the Mu’adhdhin said, then he said: ‘I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying exactly like that.'”

Sunan an-Nasa’i

To be continued in shaa Allah in the next post…

Hadith: Arabic Text followed by English Translation.

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ

بِتُّ عِنْدَ خَالَتِي مَيْمُونَةَ فَقُلْتُ لأَنْظُرَنَّ إِلَى صَلاَةِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَطُرِحَتْ لِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وِسَادَةٌ، فَنَامَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي طُولِهَا

فَجَعَلَ يَمْسَحُ النَّوْمَ عَنْ وَجْهِهِ، ثُمَّ قَرَأَ الآيَاتِ الْعَشْرَ الأَوَاخِرَ مِنْ آلِ عِمْرَانَ حَتَّى خَتَمَ، ثُمَّ أَتَى شَنًّا مُعَلَّقًا، فَأَخَذَهُ فَتَوَضَّأَ، ثُمَّ قَامَ يُصَلِّي، فَقُمْتُ فَصَنَعْتُ مِثْلَ مَا صَنَعَ ثُمَّ جِئْتُ فَقُمْتُ إِلَى جَنْبِهِ، فَوَضَعَ يَدَهُ عَلَى رَأْسِي، ثُمَّ أَخَذَ بِأُذُنِي، فَجَعَلَ يَفْتِلُهَا، ثُمَّ صَلَّى رَكْعَتَيْنِ، ثُمَّ صَلَّى رَكْعَتَيْنِ، ثُمَّ صَلَّى رَكْعَتَيْنِ، ثُمَّ صَلَّى رَكْعَتَيْنِ، ثُمَّ صَلَّى رَكْعَتَيْنِ، ثُمَّ صَلَّى رَكْعَتَيْنِ، ثُمَّ أَوْتَرَ‏.‏

رواه البخاري

Narrated Ibn `Abbas:

(One night) I stayed overnight in the house of my aunt Maimuna, and said to myself,

“I will watch the prayer of Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) ”

My aunt placed a cushion for Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) and he slept on it in its length-wise direction and (woke-up)

rubbing the traces of sleep off his face

and

then he recited the last ten Verses of Surat-al-`Imran till he finished it.

Then he went to a hanging water skin and took it, performed the ablution and then stood up to offer the prayer.

I got up and did the same as he had done, and stood beside him. He put his hand on my head and held me by the ear and twisted it. He offered two rak`at, then two rak`at, then two rak`at, then two rak`at, then two rak`at, then two rak`at, and finally the witr (i.e. one rak`a) prayer.

Sahih Bukhari Book 65, Hadith 4570

The Sunnah Revival wishes you and your family Eid Mubarak تقبل الله منا ومنكم

Here are some Sunnah acts on Eid- Al-Adha

  1. Doing ghusl before going out to the prayer. (Al-Muwatta’ 428. )
  2. On Eid al-Adha it is mustahabb not to eat anything until one comes back from the prayer.
  3. Takbeer on the day of Eid.(See Irwa’ al-Ghaleel, 3/122/ )
  4. Offering congratulations such as such as saying to one another Taqabbala Allaah minna wa minkum (May Allaah accept (good deeds) from us and from you”( Al-Fath, 2/446. )
  5. Adorning oneself on the occasion of Eid.( Saheeh Ibn Khuzaymah, 1756,)
  6. Going to the prayer by one route and returning by another. (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 986.)
  7. Going out to the Eid prayer walking, and come back walking.(Ibn Maajah (1295) Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Ibn Maajah. )
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