Faith and the attributes of the faithful
Friday, May 18, 2012
Allah says, “Believers must (eventually) win through”. Those who humble themselves in their prayer; who avoid vain talk, who are active in deed of charity; who abstain from sex, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond or (the captives) whom their right hands possess, for in these cases they are free from blame, but those whose desires exceed those limits are transgressors; those who faithfully observe their trusts and their covenants; and who strictly guard their prayers; these will be the heirs, who will inherit paradise; they will dwell there (forever).
The holy prophet says, “Faith is the name of belief in Allah, His holy books, His prophets, the paradise, the fire, the balance, the resurrection, the predestination whether good or bad.
Allah says, “for God is with those who restrain themselves and those who do good.” The prophet says, “then it is your worship of Allah in such a way as if you see Him. If you don’t feel that you see Him then at least you should visualize that He sees you. It means that a person should take care not to be seen by Allah performing a deed from which he has been prevented by Allah. He should also take care not to be seen by Allah ignoring an act which he has been commanded to perform. Everyone is responsible for those acts which he performs.
Cleanliness, especially after responding to calls of nature.
When you enter toilet, you should enter with the left foot first saying “in the name of Allah, I seek refuge with you against the male and female jenns but when you get out of the toilet you should get out with the right foot first, saying (praise be to Allah, who has relieved me of pain and give health). And after a person has deemed oneself after defecation, he should says, “O Allah purify my heat from hypocrisy and prevent me from committing shameless acts.'
When a person wants to remove impurity or to prepare himself for performing prayers, he should make ablution first. But before making ablution, he should say, “in the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful. O my Lord I seek your refuge against the urging of Satan and against their coming to me.”
Out holy prophet says, “no prayer can be performed by a person who has not performed ablution, and no complete ablution has been performed by those who have not remembered the name of Allah. After a person had made ablution, he should say “enter through the door you want” to those of you who say, “there is no god but Allah and Muhammed is His prophet and a bondsman” after they have performed ablution is perfect manner.
It has also
God but bee reported that Uthman (May God be gracious to him) once ordered
water and washed his palms thrice, then sniffed water into his nose thrice,
then washed his face thrice, then washed his right hand up to elbow thrice,
then his left hand up to elbow thrice, then turned his wet hand over his head,
then washed his right foot up to ankles thrice, and finally his left foot
When he completed all these acts, he said, “I saw our holy prophet performing ablution in this manner, so whoever performs ablution in this manner and then performs two rakas prayer not concentrating his attention on something else, his previous sins will be forgiven.
Author: Muhammed Lamin Ceesay