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This is from the Mercy and Blessings of my Lord

This is from the Mercy and Blessings of my Lord

الحمد لله الذي هدانا لهذا وما كنّا لنهتدي لو لا أن هدانا الله

All Praise is to Allah Who guided us unto this; Had it not been for His Guidance we would not have been rightly guided!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"The Coolness of My Eyes Lies in Salah"

1. What advice did the dying man give to his son?
He advised him not to remove the sweet-smelling grass he had grown, even if it turned dry.

2. Why did the son decide to remove the sweet-smelling dry grass? 
The son decided to remove the sweet-smelling grass because it became dry and was not smelling sweet any longer.

3. What was its result? Why? 
The result was that a black serpent appeared and bit the boy to death. The grass had the quality of keeping the snakes out.

4. Mention various merits of Salah. 
Salah brings comfort to the heart. It is source of peace and strength to a believer.

5. What did the Prophet usually do in times of difficulties? 
In times of difficulties, the Prophet (peace be upon him) usually used to turn to Allah in Salah.

6. What comparison has been made in the Hadith to bring out the merits of Salah? 
The comparison is that of a river a man taking bath in it five times in a day. As no dirt will be left after taking bath fives times in a day, so no sin will be left unforgiven after offering Salah fives times in a day.

7. What is the best thing in the sight of Allah? 
Offering Salah at its proper time is the best thing in the sight of Allah.

8. What happens when a Muslim offers his Salah perfectly? 
When a Muslim offers his Salah perfectly, his sins are forgiven by Allah. He gets closer to Allah.

9. Which three persons particularly remain in the shelter of Allah? 
    1. The soldier who fights in the way of Allah
    2. The one who goes to mosque to offer Salah
    3. The Muslim who enters his house saying ‘Salam’.

10. What lesson does the incidents of Umar and the man from Ansar teach us?
       * We should not give up offering Salah at any cost.
       * We should concentrate in our Salah.
       * We should feel sorry when we commit any mistake in Salah.

Saluting the Glorious Messenger of Allah

Peace Be Upon Him