Hadith of the Day http://hadithoftheday.com Welcome to the official HOTD website. Reaching over 20 million people per week. Be inspired with Hadith of the Day Fri, 25 May 2018 20:01:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.10 Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Expiation http://hadithoftheday.com/todays-beautiful-hadith-is-about-expiation-2/ Fri, 25 May 2018 20:01:57 +0000 http://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14374 Narrated `Aisha: A man came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and said that he had been burnt (ruined). The Prophet (peace be upon him) asked him what was the matter. He replied, “I had sexual intercourse with my wife in Ramadan (while I was fasting).” Then a basket full of dates was brought to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and he asked, “Where is the burnt (ruined) man?” He replied, “I am present.” The Prophet (peace be upon him) told him to give that basket in charity (as expiation).

Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 30, Hadith 42

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Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Fasting http://hadithoftheday.com/todays-beautiful-hadith-is-about-fasting-15/ Thu, 24 May 2018 20:01:04 +0000 http://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14372 Narrated Anas: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Do not practice Al-Wisal (fasting continuously without breaking one’s fast in the evening or eating before the following dawn).” The people said to the Prophet, “But you practice Al- Wisal?” The Prophet (peace be upon him) replied, “I am not like any of you, for I am given food and drink (by Allah) during the night.”

Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 30, Hadith 68

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Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Shield http://hadithoftheday.com/todays-beautiful-hadith-is-about-shield-2/ Wed, 23 May 2018 20:01:19 +0000 http://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14370 Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “Fasting is a shield (or a screen or a shelter). So, the person observing fasting should avoid sexual relation with his wife and should not behave foolishly and impudently, and if somebody fights with him or abuses him, he should tell him twice, ‘I am fasting.” The Prophet (peace be upon him) added, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, the smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk. (Allah says about the fasting person), ‘He has left his food, drink and desires for My sake. The fast is for Me. So I will reward (the fasting person) for it and the reward of good deeds is multiplied ten times.”

(Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 3, Book 30, Hadith 4)

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Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Prayer http://hadithoftheday.com/todays-beautiful-hadith-is-about-prayer-21/ Tue, 22 May 2018 20:01:01 +0000 http://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14368 Narrated Talha bin ‘Ubaidullah: A bedouin with unkempt hair came to Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) and said, “O Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him)! Inform me what Allah has made compulsory for me as regards the prayers.” He replied: “You have to offer perfectly the five compulsory prayers in a day and night (24 hours), unless you want to pray Nawafil.” The bedouin further asked, “Inform me what Allah has made compulsory for me as regards fasting.” He replied, “You have to fast during the whole month of Ramadan, unless you want to fast more as Nawafil.” The bedouin further asked, “Tell me how much Zakat Allah has enjoined on me.” Thus, Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) informed him about all the rules (i.e. fundamentals) of Islam. The bedouin then said, “By Him Who has honored you, I will neither perform any Nawafil nor will I decrease what Allah has enjoined on me. Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “If he is saying the truth, he will succeed (or he will be granted Paradise).

Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 3, Book 30, Hadith 1

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Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Reciting Quran http://hadithoftheday.com/todays-beautiful-hadith-is-about-reciting-quran-12/ Mon, 21 May 2018 20:01:00 +0000 http://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14359 Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As: Yazid ibn Abdullah said that Abdullah ibn Amr asked the Prophet (peace be upon him): In how many days should I complete the recitation of the whole Qur’an, Messenger of Allah? He replied: In one month. He said: I am more energetic to complete it in a period less than this. He kept on repeating these words and lessening the period until he said: Complete its recitation in seven days. He again said: I am more energetic to complete it in a period less than this. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: He who finishes the recitation of the Qur’an in less than three days does not understand it.

Sunan Abi Dawud, Book 6, Hadith 20

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Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Fasting http://hadithoftheday.com/todays-beautiful-hadith-is-about-fasting-14/ Sun, 20 May 2018 20:01:59 +0000 http://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14357 Narrated Abu Qatadah (RA): A man came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and said: How do you fast, Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him)? The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) became angry at what he said. When Umar observed this (his anger), he said: We are satisfied with Allah as Lord, with Islam as religion, and with Muhammad as Prophet (peace be upon him). We seek refuge in Allah from the anger of Allah, and from the anger of His Apostle. Umar continued to repeat these words till his anger cooled down. He then asked: Messenger of Allah, what is the position of one who observes a perpetual fast? He replied: May he not fast or break his fast. Musaddad said in his version: He has neither fasted nor broken his fast. The narrator, Ghaylan, doubted the actual wordings. He asked: What is the position of one who fasts two days and does not fast one day? He said: Is anyone able to do that? He asked: What is the position of one who fasts every second day (i.e. fasts one day and does not fasts the next day)? He (the Prophet) said: This is the fast that David observed. He asked: Messenger of Allah, what is the position of one who fasts one day and breaks it for two days? He replied: I wish I were given the power to observe that. Then the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: The observance of three days’ fast every month and of one Ramadan to the other (i.e. the fast of Ramadan every year) is (equivalent to) a perpetual fast. I seek from Allah that fasting on the day of Arafah may atone for the sins of the preceding and the coming year, and I seek from Allah that fasting on the day of Ashura’ may atone for the sins of the preceding year.

Sunan Abi Dawud 2425, Book 14, Hadith 113

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Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Gate of Rayyan http://hadithoftheday.com/todays-beautiful-hadith-is-about-gate-of-rayyan/ Sat, 19 May 2018 20:01:17 +0000 http://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14355 It was narrated from Sahl bin Sa’d (RA) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “In Paradise there is a gate called Rayyan. On the Day of Resurrection the call will go out saying: ‘Where are those who used to fast?’ Whoever is among those who used to fast will enter it, and whoever enters it will never thirst again.”

Sunan Ibn Majah, Book 7, Hadith 1709

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Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Suhoor Meal http://hadithoftheday.com/todays-beautiful-hadith-is-about-suhoor-meal/ Fri, 18 May 2018 20:01:28 +0000 http://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14353 Narrated Al-Bara: It was the custom among the companions of Muhammad that if any of them was fasting and the food was presented (for breaking his fast), but he slept before eating, he would not eat that night and the following day till sunset. Qais bin Sirma-al-Ansari was fasting and came to his wife at the time of Iftar (breaking one’s fast) and asked her whether she had anything to eat. She replied, “No, but I would go and bring some for you.” He used to do hard work during the day, so he was overwhelmed by sleep and slept. When his wife came and saw him, she said, “Disappointment for you.” When it was midday on the following day, he fainted and the Prophet (peace be upon him) was informed about the whole matter and the following verses were revealed: “You are permitted To go to your wives (for sexual relation) At the night of fasting.” So, they were overjoyed by it. And then Allah also revealed: “And eat and drink Until the white thread Of dawn appears to you Distinct from the black thread (of the night).” (2.187)

Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 3, Book 30, Hadith 25

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Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Deeds Reward http://hadithoftheday.com/todays-beautiful-hadith-is-about-deeds-reward/ Thu, 17 May 2018 20:01:41 +0000 http://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14351 Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “Allah said, ‘All the deeds of Adam’s sons (people) are for them, except fasting which is for Me, and I will give the reward for it.’ Fasting is a shield or protection from the fire and from committing sins. If one of you is fasting, he should avoid sexual relation with his wife and quarreling, and if somebody should fight or quarrel with him, he should say, ‘I am fasting.’ By Him in Whose Hands my soul is’ The unpleasant smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk. There are two pleasures for the fasting person, one at the time of breaking his fast, and the other at the time when he will meet his Lord; then he will be pleased because of his fasting.”

Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 3, Book 30, Hadith 14

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Can you brush your teeth in Ramadan? http://hadithoftheday.com/can-you-brush-your-teeth-in-ramadan/ Thu, 17 May 2018 09:13:03 +0000 http://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14364 Question:

Are you allowed to brush your teeth when fasting? If not, how do you get rid of bad breath so people are not uncomfortable around you?

Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

Thank you for your question.

Brushing the teeth during fasting is permissible and an established practice of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

Rabi’ah (ra) states, “I seen the Prophet (pbuh) on countless occassions, brushing his teeth with the siwaak (tooth stick), while he was in the state of fasting” (Tirmidhi)

Abd Al Rahman Ibn Ghanam (ra) says, “I asked Muadh Ibn Jabal (ra), shall I brush my teeth while in the state of fasting?”, He replied, “Yes”. I asked, “Which time of the day?”, He replied, “Through out the day.”, I objected, “The people dislike brushing the teeth during the day and they say the Messenger of Allah said, ‘The smell emanating from the mouth of the one fasting is better with Allah then the smell of musk.'” Muadh Ibn Jabal then said, “Subhan Allah, the Prophet (pbuh) instructed people to brush the teeth, and it is not from the command of the Prophet that people deliberately leave their mouths dry (and filthy). There is no goodness whatsoever in that but in fact there is bad in it.” (Tabraani, Talkhees)

Brushing With Tooth Paste
Brushing the teeth with toothpaste would also be permissible with the condition that, the tooth paste and its remnants are not swallowed. Some contemporary scholars have listed the brushing of the teeth with tooth paste, as a ‘makruh'(disliked) action, due to the fact that it is very difficult to avoid the lasting taste that remains after brushing.

Swallowing tooth paste or its taste while in the state of fasting would invalidate the fast.

Ibn Abbas (ra) and Ikramah (ra) have stated “The fast is invalidated by what enters the internal stomach cavity.” (Bukhari)

My humble suggestions, to rid any offensive odour of the mouth, are one of the following:

• Brush your teeth with tooth paste just before the beginning time of the fast, at dawn, after the suhoor (pre-dawn meal).
• Use the sunnah siwaak (tooth stick) without tooth paste through out the day.
• Use the toothbrush during the day, with very little tooth paste applied on the toothbrush. Ensure the mouth is rinsed properly thereafter, so no remnants or taste of the paste is swallowed.

The Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (pbuh) has stated, “Were it not for the hardship that I would be placing upon my people, I would have ordered them to engage in siwaak for every prayer.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

And Allah knows best.

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
Hadith of the Day Imam
Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah institute

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