Hadith of the Day https://hadithoftheday.com Welcome to the official HOTD website. Reaching over 20 million people per week. Be inspired with Hadith of the Day Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:01:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.10 Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Tawheed https://hadithoftheday.com/todays-beautiful-hadith-is-about-tawheed-3/ Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:01:01 +0000 https://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14543 Narrated `Abdullah bin Qais: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “Two gardens, the utensils and the contents of which are of silver, and two other gardens, the utensils and contents of which are of gold. And nothing will prevent the people who will be in the Garden of Eden from seeing their Lord except the curtain of Majesty over His Face.”

Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 6, Book 65, Hadith 4878

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Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Humiliation https://hadithoftheday.com/todays-beautiful-hadith-is-about-humiliation/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:01:03 +0000 https://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14541 Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (peace be upon him) once offered the prayer and said, “Satan came in front of me and tried to interrupt my prayer, but Allah gave me an upper hand on him and I choked him. No doubt, I thought of tying him to one of the pillars of the mosque till you get up in the morning and see him. Then I remembered the statement of Prophet Solomon, ‘My Lord! Bestow on me a kingdom such as shall not belong to any other after me.’ Then Allah made him (Satan) return with his head down (humiliated).”

Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 2, Book 21, Hadith 14

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Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Long Prostration https://hadithoftheday.com/todays-beautiful-hadith-is-about-long-prostration-2/ Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:01:30 +0000 https://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14539 Narrated `Aisha: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) used to offer eleven rak`at and that was his prayer. He used to prolong the prostration to such an extent that one could recite fifty verses (of the Qur’an) before he would lift his head. He used to pray two rak`at (Sunna) before the Fajr prayer and then used to lie down on his right side till the call-maker came and informed him about the prayer.

Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 2, Book 19, Hadith 3

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My first ever Ramadan https://hadithoftheday.com/my-first-ever-ramadan/ Mon, 16 Jul 2018 06:48:24 +0000 https://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14535 It seems like it was only yesterday that I was fasting Ramadan for the first time in my life.

Yes, that’s my first Ramadan as a Muslim; as I converted few months before this Ramadan. During these months, I observed fast a few times. But in Ramadan, I fasted for an entire month for the first time. Although I believed that Allah SWT would provide me with the strength I needed to fast, I was also aware that it wouldn’t be very easy to fast for many hours during summer daytime while temperature ranged from 40 to 45 c in my place.

Ramadan is not just the time when Muslims fast, it is indeed the month when Muslims willingly strive to worship and obey Allah day and night. I needed to be educated about all the acts of worship that I can perform during this blessings-filled month. Alhamdulillah, that was accomplished by the help of my Muslim friends. May Allah bless them, amen. They taught me all about the Taraweh prayers, Zakat Al-fitr , the specialty of last ten days of Ramadan and the night of Al Qadr. Alhamdulillah, I observed the fast, prayed Taraweh, and give Zakat.

But in my heart I wanted to do more. I wanted to take that one extra step that would increase my ibaddat (acts of worship) and strengthen my emaan (faith). So I thought of the hours I spent on watching TV dramas and movies, and reading novels. I then decided to press the pause button. Instead, I chose to spend my time watching YouTube videos that would further educate me about how to make the best use of my time in Ramadan. I also made a sincere effort to recite Quran Sharif daily, and started reading “The Sealed Nectar” – biography of our Nabi (Prophet), PBUH. Moreover, I began watching Omar series, searching and learning more about the history of my deen (religion).

As my heart and mind were being slowly cleansed of the duniya, I could feel I was getting closer to Allah and my deen. I also felt lighter. Money was no longer at the top of my priorities. In fact, Ramadan was an eye-opener for me as I began to see the things that mattered most in life; family, relationships, one’s character and behavior and helping people in need. As I figured this out, I felt happy deep down and tried to remain calm, like our Nabi, PBUH, even in the most worrying situations. Though, I admit, the worldliness sometimes took the better of me, I tried my best to stay on the Sirat al mustaqim (the Straight Path- Path of Believers).

The more I read about the simplicity and benevolence of our Nabi, PBUH , and the sahabah (his companions ),the more I was inspired. I decided to curb my temptation and limit my shopping to just basic needs, till Eid al Fitr and feed people whenever possible. Food and water, I realized, were very central to most-known life forms, one that I had taken for granted all my life. People can survive without a roof on their heads and proper clothes on their bodies, as long as their stomachaches are full.

During Ramadan, there were times when I would count the minutes to maghrib azan. There were also times when I started feeling thirsty just after completing fajr prayer. But to be honest, waking up at 3:30 in the morning for suhoor was definitely the most difficult part for me. However, as days went by, I felt more and more confident that Allah would ease it for me during the few remaining days, just as he had done so far. And just like that the days flew by.

It was Thursday, the 29th day of Ramadan when one of my friends told me that if the moon of the new month “Shawwal” appeared tonight, then tomorrow would Eid Al Fitr and if it didn’t appear, then tomorrow would be the last day of Ramadan. I then had to wait because if tomorrow would be Eid, then I wouldn’t have to pray taraweh tonight. It is not Sunnah to pray Taraweh in the night of Eid. I hadn’t known this before, and thus wished Ramadan would last for one more day so that I could pray taraweh concentratedly for one last time. Alhamdulillah, my dua was accepted and Eid was declared to be celebrated on Saturday. That Friday was very special for me as it was the last day of fasting. As the day was coming to a close, I wished Ramadan would never end.

That is the miraculous essence of Ramadan. You put in so much effort by fasting all day, staying up for night prayers and waking up early for suhoor, but when you realize the month is over and you can now eat and drink whenever you want, you almost don’t want to. You miss the standing in the night prayers that caused your back pain, you miss fasting during the daytime that made your stomach grumble and your throat dry, you miss waking up early, you miss listening to those khutbahs about Ramadan and you miss reading Allah’s book and supplicating to Him. Of course, you can do all of these anytime around the year as well, but the feeling wouldn’t be the same. There is something special about Ramadan. It is indeed a miraculously special month. It changes you, tests your patience and perseverance and in the end, and to your surprise you pass the test by Allah’s grace and blessings.

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Today is Monday. For the first time after Ramadan, I went to the mess in the morning for breakfast and it truly felt like a privilege. To be able to have food on your plate is a blessing! And to think of the numerous times I wasted food, one has to say Astaghfirullah. Everything seemed new and beautiful today; I felt that Allah’s noor was brightening my day. Ramadan changed something in me. It was a spiritual awakening! I thank Allah for all the blessings He has bestowed upon me and all of us.

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Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Hell-fire https://hadithoftheday.com/todays-beautiful-hadith-is-about-hell-fire-12/ Sun, 15 Jul 2018 20:01:43 +0000 http://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14527 Jabir narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Some of the people of Tawhid will be punished in the Fire until they are coals. Then the Mercy (of Allah) will reach them, they will be taken out and tossed at the doors of Paradise.” He said: ” The people of Paradise will pour water over them, and they will sprout as the debris carried by the flood sprouts, then they will enter Paradise.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, Book 13, Hadith 2597

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Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Marriage https://hadithoftheday.com/todays-beautiful-hadith-is-about-marriage-19/ Sat, 14 Jul 2018 20:01:59 +0000 http://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14525 Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “A virgin should not be married till she is asked for her consent; and the matron should not be married till she is asked whether she agrees to marry or not.” It was asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! How will she (the virgin) express her consent?” He said, “By keeping silent.” Some people said that if a virgin is not asked for her consent and she is not married, and then a man, by playing a trick presents two false witnesses that he has married her with her consent and the judge confirms his marriage as a true one, and the husband knows that the witnesses were false ones, then there is no harm for him to consummate his marriage with her and the marriage is regarded as valid.

Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 9, Book 90, Hadith 15

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Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Sujood https://hadithoftheday.com/todays-beautiful-hadith-is-about-sujood-2/ Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:01:00 +0000 http://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14523 It was narrated that Abu Hurairah said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: ‘When a son of Adam recites a Sajdah and prostrates, Satan withdraws weeping, saying: ‘Woe is me! The son of Adam was commanded to prostrate and he prostrated, and Paradise will be his; I was commanded to prostrate and I refused, so I am doomed to Hell.’”

Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 1105

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Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Divorce https://hadithoftheday.com/todays-beautiful-hadith-is-about-divorce-4/ Thu, 12 Jul 2018 20:01:08 +0000 http://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14521 Amr ibn Muhajir reported on the authority of his father: Asma’, daughter of Yazid ibn as-Sakan al-Ansariyyah, was divorced in the time of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him). No waiting period was prescribed for a divorced woman (at that time). When Asma’ was divorced, Allah, the Exalted, sent down the injunction of waiting period for divorce. She is the first of the divorced women about whom the verse relating to waiting period was sent down.

Sunan Abi Dawud, Book 13, Hadith 107

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Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about the Quran https://hadithoftheday.com/todays-beautiful-hadith-is-about-the-quran-4/ Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:01:03 +0000 http://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14519 Narrated Anas ibn Malik: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: A believer who recites the Qur’an is like a citron whose fragrance is sweet and whose taste is sweet, a believer who does not recite the Qur’an is like a date which has no fragrance but has sweet taste, a profligate who recites the Qur’an is like basil whose fragrance is sweet but whose taste is bitter, and the profligate who does not recite the Qur’an is like the colocynth which has a bitter taste and has not fragrance. A good companion is like a man who has musk; if nothing of it goes to you, its fragrance will (certainly) go to you; and a bad companion is like a man who has bellows; if its (black) root does not go to you, its smoke will (certainly) go to you.

Sunan Abi Dawud, Book 43, Hadith 57

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Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Jannah https://hadithoftheday.com/todays-beautiful-hadith-is-about-jannah-7/ Tue, 10 Jul 2018 20:01:08 +0000 http://hadithoftheday.com/?p=14517 Narrated Ibn `Umar: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “When the people of Paradise have entered Paradise and the people of the Fire have entered the Fire, death will be brought and will be placed between the Fire and Paradise, and then it will be slaughtered, and a call will be made (that), ‘O people of Paradise, no more death! O people of the Fire, no more death! ‘So the people of Paradise will have happiness added to their previous happiness, and the people of the Fire will have sorrow added to their previous sorrow.”

Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 8, Book 81, Hadith 137

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