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Sunnah Of Wuḍū

Benefit; Sunnah Of Wuḍū Not Many Act Upon | Washing Between Fingers Of Hands And Toes Of Feet (The Latter With Pinkie i.e Smallest Finger)
سنة قل العمل بها

عن لقيط بن صبرة رضي الله عنه قال : قال النبي عليه الصلاة والسلام : إذا توضأت فخلل الأصابع

From Laqeeṭ b. Ṣabrah Raḍi-Allāhu ‘Anhu who reported that Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: “When you make Wuḍū (ablution) then wash through in between the FINGERS.”

● [رواه الترمذي ٣٨ ، صححه ابن خزيمة في صحيحه ١٥٠ وأيضا صححه الألباني في سنن ابن ماجه ٤٤٨]

وعن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما أن رسول الله عليه الصلاة والسلام قال : إذا توضأت فخلل بين أصابع يديك ورجليك.

And from Ibn ‘Abbās Raḍi-Allāhu ‘Anhumā who reported that the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: “When you make Wuḍū (ablution) then wash through between fingers of your HAND and (toes of) your FOOT.”

● [رواه أحمد ١/٢٨٧ وصححه الألباني]

وعن المستورد بن شداد الفهري رضي الله عنه قال : رأيت النبي عليه الصلاة والسلام إذا توضأ دلك أصابع رجليه بخنصره

And from al-Mustawrid b. Shaddād al-Fihree Raḍi-Allāhu ‘Anhu who who said: “I saw the Prophet ﷺ, when he made Wuḍū he rubbed/washed in between his toes with his PINKIE (smallest finger).”

● [رواه الترمذي ٤٠ وصححه الألباني]

‘Ikrimah Raḍi-Allāhu ‘Anhu used to say: “When you make Wuḍū, START with your fingers by washing through in between them for indeed it is the RESTING PLACE of SHAYṬĀN.”

● [المصنف لابن أبي شيبة]

Shaqeeq b. Salmah Raḥimahullāh (one of the Salaf) said: “I saw ‘Uthmān b. ‘Affān Raḍi-Allāhu ‘Anhu making Wuḍū, he washed between his fingers then said: ‘I saw Allāh’s Messenger ﷺ DO what you have seen me doing.”

● [رواه ابن خزيمة في صحيحه ١٥٦]

Imām at-Tirmidhee Raḥimahullāh said: “With the people of knowledge washing through one’s fingers and toes is one of the acts of Wuḍū.”

● [الجامع ٣٨]


Imām Ibn Qudāmah Raḥimahullāh said:

“Washing in between the fingers of hands and toes of the feet is a SUNNAH OF WUḌŪ and what is RECOMMENDED is to go in between the toes of the foot with the smallest finger (pinkie) and to BEGIN with the RIGHT FOOT by washing through little toe FIRST and then proceeding to the thumb (big toe) and on the left foot to wash through thumb (big toe) first and then proceeding to the little toe for Prophet ﷺ used to love beginning from the right side first in his ablution.”

● [المغني ١/١٥٢]

Taken from Sh. Badr al-Badr al-‘Anazee’s website where he categorised it under the lanbel ‘Sunan not many people act upon’.


You’re not a body. You have a body. You are a soul. by : My Private Jannah

Just a reminder
  • Your nose is the right shape.
  • Your skin is the right shade.
  • Your lips, hands and feet are the right size.
  • Your height is perfect and so is your natural hair color/texture.
  • Your voice and laugh are just right.

Whatever you dislike about your physical self is actually in your mind.

  • Fashion didn’t create you.
  • Western standards of beauty didn’t create you.
  • Your culture’s idea of physical attractiveness didn’t create you.

Allah created you and He doesn’t make mistakes. Let that sink in for a moment.

Acknowledge your body as what it is:

a present from your Creator that allows your soul to journey from one realm to another.

Practice gratefulness by taking good care of this gift that was entrusted to you.

  • Be as kind and merciful to it you as would be with an honorable guest.
  • Respect it.
  • Love it.
  • Compliment it.

Feed it with the right amount of healthy food and be active to keep it fit, strong and energized.

  • Get enough sleep.
  • Moisturize your skin.
  • Take care of your teeth, hair and nails.
  • Exercise your brain.

You’re not a body. You have a body. You are a soul.


Setting up da‘wah and educational pages on the Internet


Is setting up da‘wah pages regarded as a sadaqah jaariyah (ongoing charity)? 🙂

Setting up da‘wah and educational pages on the Internet is a kind of spreading beneficial knowledge, and it is one of the ways of calling people to Allah, may He be exalted.

Although these two activities – spreading knowledge and calling people to Allah, may He be exalted – do not come under the heading of sadaqah jaariyah (ongoing charity), they are still virtuous actions which bring great reward that may continue even after the death of the one who set them up, as the

Messenger of Allah ( Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam ) told us.

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:

“When a man dies, all his good deeds come to an end except three: ongoing charity (sadaqah jaariyah), beneficial knowledge, or a  righteous son who will pray for him.” Narrated by Muslim (1631).

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah said:

The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:

“The good deeds that will reach a believer after his death are: 

  • knowledge which he learned and then spread;
  • a righteous son whom he leaves behind;
  • a copy of the Qur’aan that he leaves as a legacy;
  • a Masjid that he built; a house that he built for wayfarers;
  • a canal that he dug; or
  • charity that he gave during his lifetime when he was in good health.

These deeds will reach him after his death.”

Narrated by Ibn Maajah (242); classed as hasan in Saheeh Ibn Maajah
Spreading knowledge may be done by teaching, writing books or copying and distributing material.

As-San‘aani (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

Teaching knowledge includes writing books, teaching, copying and distributing, and editing and writing commentaries on the books of the Muslims.

End quote from at-Tanweer Sharh al-Jaami‘ as-Sagheer (2/274)
It says in Subul as-Salaam (5/227)

That includes anyone who :

  1. Wwrites a book of beneficial knowledge, or
  2. Publishes or distributes it, and
  3. Also anyone who transmits it from him or benefits from it;
  4. It also includes books of beneficial knowledge,
  5. Even if they are produced for a fee,
  6. So long as the intention is sound; and
  7. It also includes books left as a waqf. End quote.
  • Setting up webpages that include the words of the scholars, or clips of their lectures and lessons and the like, also comes under the heading of copying and distributing knowledge.
  • The one who sets up these da‘wah web pages will, in sha Allah, have a share of reward like the reward of those who act upon what these pages teach of goodness and guidance.

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said:

“Whoever calls others to guidance will have a reward like that of those who follow it, without that detracting from their reward in the slightest. And whoever calls others to misguidance will have a burden of sin like that of those who follow it, without it detracting from their burden in the slightest.”

Imam an-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said:
… Whoever calls people to guidance will have a reward like that of those who follow him, and whoever calls people to misguidance will have a burden of sin like that of those who follow him. Whether he was the one who originated that guidance or misguidance or followed someone else in spreading it, and whether [in the case of guidance] that is teaching knowledge, an act of worship, etiquette or anything else.

End quote from Sharh Saheeh Muslim (16/226-227)

The Muslim who is active in setting up these pages should be optimistic of abundant bounty and grace from Allah, may He be exalted, and he should make his intention sincere.

  • He must also ensure that the knowledge that he is propagating, or the matter to which he is calling people, is free of any deviation, innovation or misguidance.
  • He must also focus on that knowledge which is of great benefit and that the people are most in need of.

An-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

He should choose of knowledge that which is most beneficial, then the next most beneficial.

End quote from Sharh Saheeh Muslim (11/85)

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Some abandoned Sunan that are missing among many students of knowledge

“Forgotten Sunnan”

A Compilation of Some Neglected Sunan, by Shaykh Al-Albaani here are some abandoned Sunan that are missing among many students of knowledge, not to mention the commoners.

And so, consider them carefully and try to practice them in order to get the rewards in this life and the next:

1. Salaatud-Dhuhaa: and especially during the time when the sun is very hot. Allaah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: The prayer of those who are penitent is observed when your weaned camels feel the heat of the sun. [Muslim]

2. Lengthening the time of uplifting after Rukoo’ and the time of sitting between the two prostrations. This is clear in the hadeeth narrated by Anas (radiAllaahu ‘anhu) who said: “I spare no effort to make the Salaat of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) amongst you and (teach) you (to) offer it as I saw him offering it amongst us.“ He (Anas) said: “The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) did something which is missing amongst you. He used to stand after the bowing for such a long time that one would think that he had forgotten, and he used to sit in between the prostrations so long that one would think that he had forgotten the second prostration.“ [Bukhaaree]

3. Performing the Iq’aa (setting up one’s feet (on the toes) placing the buttocks on the heels) while sitting between the two prostrations. It is narrated from Abee Zubair that he heard Tawoos saying: We asked Ibn ‘Abbaas (radiAllaahu ‘anhumma) about Iq’aa, and he said: “This is the Sunnah.” [Muslim]

This Iq’aa is different from the one warned against, wherein the man sits placing his buttocks on the ground and setting up his feet on the toes.

4. Du’aa after the final Tashahud and before the (Tasleem) salutation ending the prayer. It is desirable to do so, invoking for what one wishes of the good of this life and the next. The Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said to his Companions when he taught them how to say the Tashahud: “Then he (the one praying) may choose what pleases him of supplication and offer it.” [Muslim]

5. Offering Salaatun-Nafl at home. This Sunnah is proved by the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Umar (radiAllaahu ‘anhumma) who said: The Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “Offer some of your prayers (Nawafil) at home, and do not take your houses as graveyards.” [Bukhaaree]

Ibn al-Qayyim (d. 751H, rahimahullaah) said in his book Za’adul-Ma’aad: “And he (the Prophet) would offer all of the Sunan and the voluntary prayers at home, especially the two Rak’at of Maghrib which he was not reported to have done in the mosque.”

6. Offering the voluntary prayers on the horse back (this nowadays includes the car and all the modern means of transportations). ‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘Umar would offer the voluntary prayer during travel on his horseback. Wheresoever it went (in whatever the direction the horse went), he would make an indication with his head (indicating ruku’s, sujood, etc.). He (Ibn ‘Umar) said that the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) did the same.

7. Reciting Soorat al-Ikhlaas and al-Kafiroon in the optional Fajr (the two rak’ahs before the obligatory Fajr prayer). Aboo Hurairah (radiAllaahu ‘anhu) said: “The Prophet would recite during the two rak’ah of Fajr: Say (oh Muhammad to them): Oh disbelievers…(Soorat al-Kafiroon) and Say (oh Muhammad to them): He is Allaah, The One…(Soorat al-Ikhlaas).“

8. Offering two-rak’ah prayer by the one who returns back from a journey and before he meets his family.

Jaabir ibn ‘Abdullaah (radiAllaahu ‘anhumma) reported: “The Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) bought a camel from me. When he came back to Madina, he ordered me to come to the mosque and observed two rak’ah of prayer.“
Imaam Nawawee (d. 676H, rahimahullaah), explaining this hadeeth, said: “This hadeeth encourages for offering two rak’ah in the mosque immediately after arriving from a journey.“

9. Offering prayers between Maghrib and ‘Ishaa:
It is narrated from Hudhaifah (radiAllaahu ‘anhu), who said: “I came to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and offered the Maghrib prayer with him, and then he continued praying until ‘Ishaa.” [Saheeh Ibn Hibbaan]

10. Going to bed after making the ablution:
It is narrated from Abu Hurairah (radiAllaahu ‘anhu), who said: The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “He who goes to bed Taahiran (pure; purified from ritual impurities by means of wudu` or ghusl) after making ablution, then an angel shall sleep under his quilt invoking Allaah: ‘Oh Allaah: Forgive the sins of your servant so-and-so, for he slept pure.‘ The angel would do so at any moment the sleeping person wakes up during his sleep.“ [The Hadeeth is Hasan, as-Silsilah as-Saheehah no. 2539]

11. Offering prayers with one’s shoes on:
This is a neglected sunnah that can hardly be seen nowadays, and not to mention that if you see someone doing so, you might (sadly, ignorantly) disapprove of what he did.

It was narrated from Shaddaad bin ‘Aws that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: Act differently than the Jews, for they do not offer prayers with their shoes and slippers on. [The Hadeeth is Saheeh, Saheehul-Jami’ no. 3210]

In this Hadeeth, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) commanded his Companions and then us to offer prayers with shoes on.

It was also narrated from Sa’eed Ibn Zaid (radiAllaahu ‘anhu) that he said: I said to Anas Ibn Malik (radiAllaahu ‘anhu): Did the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) offer prayers while he had his shoes on? He (Anas) said: “Yes.” [Bukhaaree]

12. Not to offer the nafal (the voluntary prayer) after the obligatory prayer except after he speaks or changes his place.

Mu’aawiyyah (radiAllaahu ‘anhu) narrated: The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) ordered them not to attach a prayer to another until they speak or leave (their place). [Reported by Muslim]

Abu Hurairah (radiAllaahu ‘anhu) narrated: The Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: When it is Friday, the Angels stand at every door of the mosque and write down the names in the order of their arrival. When the Imaam sits on the pulpit for delivering the Khutbah, they fold up their sheets (record book) and listen to the Dhikr. The early comer is like one who offered a she-camel as a sacrifice, the next like one who offered a cow, the next a ram, the next a chicken, the next an egg.[Saheeh Muslim (7/406)]

Source: From an article by Imaam al-Albaanee titled “Sunan Mahjooran”


It Becomes So Easy

If you actually read and listen to the Qur’an with a good heart and intentions, by Allaah, it becomes so easy to memorize.


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