Believers! When you stand up for Prayer wash your faces and your hands up to the elbows, and wipe your heads, and wash your feet up to the ankles. And if you are in the state of ritual impurity, purify yourselves (by taking a bath). But if you are either ill, or travelling, or have satisfied a want of nature or have had (intimate) contact with women and find no water, then have recourse to clean earth and wipe your faces and your hands therewith.[5:6]
A man found a purse containing one hundred Diners.
So he went to the Prophet (sallallähu alaihi wasallam) (and informed him about it), he said, “Make public announcement about it for one year”
He did so, but nobody turned up to claim it, so he again went to the Prophet (sallallähu alaihi wasallam) who said, “Make public announcement for another year.”
He did, but none turned up to claim it. He went to him for the third time and the Prophet (sallallähu alaihi wasallam) said, “Keep the container and the string which is used for its tying and count the money it contains and if its owner comes, give it to him; otherwise, utilize it.”
“O Allah, You know me better than I know myself, and I know myself better than these people who praise me. Make me better than what they think of me, and forgive those sins of mine of which they have no knowledge, and do not hold me responsible for what they say.”
- Abu Bakr al-Siddiq RA
‘Allahumma Rabba hadhihi-d-da’ watit-tammati was-salatil qa’imati, ati Muhammadan al-wasilata wal-fadilata, wab’ athhu maqaman mahmudan-il-ladhi wa’ adtahu
(O Allah! Lord of this perfect call (of not ascribing partners to You) and of the regular prayer which is going to be established! Kindly give Muhammad the right of intercession and superiority and send him (on the Day of Judgment) to the best and the highest place in Paradise which You promised him)’,
then intercession for me will be permitted for him on the Day of Resurrection”).
“And whatever of misfortune befalls you, it is because of what your hands have earned. And He pardons much” [42:30]
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