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the women is permitted to go and offer prayers in mosque


 women is allowed to go in mosque and offer prayers

There is only one Hadith, which perhaps could have been misunderstood to mean that women should not go to the mosque. That Hadith is as follows:
Abdullah Bin Mas’ud reported the Prophet (pbuh) as saying: It is more excellent for a woman to pray in her house than in her courtyard, and more excellent for her to pray in her private chamber than in her house. [Sunan Abu Dawood Vol.1 Chapter 204 Hadith No.570]
If you base your conclusion only on this single Hadith, then you may wrongly conclude that it is not advisable or preferable for women to go to the mosque. However, your conclusion cannot be based only on one Hadith neglecting or ignoring all the other Ahadith. The context of the Hadith is also very important.
The Prophet (pbuh) said that if a person prays in the mosque he gets 27 times more blessings (Sawab). Some women argued that they had infants at home and other household work and therefore could not go to the mosque. Thus, the men would have a greater advantage than women for receiving such blessings. It is then that the Prophet (pbuh) said the above Hadith.
Hence, the conclusion is that in situations where women have infants and household work, which too is an important duty that cannot be neglected, women would not be deprived of the sawaab (blessings) if they pray in their own homes.
2. There are several Ahadith which prove that both men and women used to go to the mosques during the life of the prophet (pbuh):
(i) The Prophet (pbuh) said, ‘Do not prevent the female servants of Allah from going to the mosque of Allah.’ [Sahih Muslim Vol.1 Chapter 177 Hadith No.886]
(ii) And husbands were specifically told by him, “If the wife of any one of you asks permission (to go to the mosque) do not forbid her.” (Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book of Salaah, Chapter 80, Hadith No. 832)
(iii) From the time the Prophet (pbuh) entered Madinah, after Hijra, till his demise, he never prevented women from entering the mosque.
(iv) During the time of the Prophet (pbuh), women not only went to the mosques for prayer but also for religious education and liter­ary discussions as the mosque was the centre of community. Several Ahadith tell us that the Prophet (pbuh) addressed people in the mosque, and the audience consisted of both Muslim men and women. Women many a times asked questions to the Prophet (pbuh) in the mosque.
(v) During the Prophet’s (pbuh) time, mosques had separate entrances for ladies. Women filled the mosques from behind while men had sepa­rate entrances and filled the mosques from the front. In between the two sections were children.
(vi) It is reported by Abu Hurairah that the Prophet (Pbuh) said: “The best rows for men are the first rows, and the worst ones are the last. The best rows for women are the last ones, and the worst ones for them are the first.” [Sahih Muslim Vol.1 Chapter 175 Hadith No.881)
3. Islam permits women to pray in mosques. Ladies should have separate and equal facilities. Islam does not permit the inter­mingling of sexes. Otherwise, there will be a similar scene in mosques like other places of worship where some people even come for ‘bird-watching’ and eve teasing.
4. In recent times, women are not allowed in mosques in a few countries especially in India and its neighbouring countries. Otherwise, in most of the other countries, women are allowed in mosques. Women are allowed in mosques in Saudi Arabia, in U.A.E; in Egypt, in U.S.A; in the U.K and in Singapore. Women are also allowed in the sacred mosques, Masjid-e-Haram in Makkah and in Masjid-e-Nabawi in Madinah.

benefits of going to the mosque for prayers for muslims

   



Benefit of Going to the Masjid


Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “He who purifies himself (performs Wudhu) in his house and then walks to one of the houses of Allah (Masjid) for performing an obligatory Salat, one step of his will wipe out his sins and another step will elevate his rank (in Jannah).” [Sahih Muslim]

This hadith tells us the merit of offering Salat in the Masjid. Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) encourages us to go to the Masjid for Fardh prayers by offering us alternatively the wiping out of minor sins and the elevation of one’s rank in Jannah by one degree with each step that one takes towards the Masjid.

This hadith also indicates the superiority of cleansing and readying oneself in one’s house rather than in the Masjid. One should try to go to the Masjid in one’s best condition. This is practical advice to help prevent unnecessary crowding and mess in the Masjid’s bathrooms and Wudhu areas. Since the Masjid is one of the houses of Allah we should try to keep our presence in it as pleasant as possible.

There is a story of a man who would wake up every morning for Fajr, do Wudhu, then leave to pray with the Jamaat (congregation) in the Masjid. One day as he was on his way to the Masjid he tripped and fell. As his clothes had gotten dirty and wet he went back home to change. He got ready again and set out for the Masjid once more. As it was dark, on the way to the Masjid he tripped again in the same spot and his clothes got soiled yet again. So he went back home, cleaned himself up, changed, and set out for the Masjid a third time.

On this trip to the Masjid he found a man waiting for him with a lantern in the place that he would keep tripping. This man led him with his lantern safely to the Masjid. As he was turning back to leave, the man who would keep tripping thanked him but asked him why he wouldn’t enter the Masjid and pray in Jamaat with them.

The man with the lantern replied that he was actually Shaitaan. It was he who would keep tripping the man up on his way to the Masjid. The first time that the man returned home, changed and set out for the Masjid again Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) forgave the man all his sins. The second time that the man changed and set out for the Masjid, Allah forgave all the sins of each member of his household. Seeing this Shaitaan got afraid that should the man trip again Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) might forgive the sins of all the people in the village next, so instead of tripping him Shaitaan made sure that the man got to the Masjid safely!

Monday, 12 August 2013

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hadith corner

The Best Thing for Women






This hadith shows the mercy of Allah Almighty whereby He Subhanhu Wa Ta’ala gives such great reward and makes paradise compulsory for a person in return for such a small action which requires little effort. This does not mean that the utterance of these words is sufficient, one must also act upon these words by worshipping Allah Almighty alone and making Him unique in Lordship, Worship and in His names and attributes (this is being pleased with Allah as our Lord), following the Shariah of Islam and striving to perform that which it orders and avoid that which it prohibits (this is being plesed with Islam as our religion) and following the Sunnah of the Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and taking his path and rejecting all other paths (this is being pleased with Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) as our Prophet).

This hadith shows the mercy of Allah Almighty whereby He Subhanhu Wa Ta’ala gives such great reward and makes paradise compulsory for a person in return for such a small action which requires little effort. This does not mean that the utterance of these words is sufficient, one must also act upon these words by worshipping Allah Almighty alone and making Him unique in Lordship, Worship and in His names and attributes (this is being pleased with Allah as our Lord), following the Shariah of Islam and striving to perform that which it orders and avoid that which it prohibits (this is being plesed with Islam as our religion) and following the Sunnah of the Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and taking his path and rejecting all other paths (this is being pleased with Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) as our Prophet).


A person who is focused on this life always feels poor because of seeing all that he does not have of it; he is not focused on Jannah, nor believing in it or striving for it.

Since he believes it is he himself who has to do what he can to gather the riches of this world his outlook and behaviour are selfish. Selfishness begets selfishness. Those who are preoccupied with getting the most for themselves induce the same feelings in those around them. Thus, nobody sincere wants to be around a person preoccupied with his worldly life and its achievements. 

Such a person gets in life what Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) had destined for them a long time ago, but not Allah’s special blessings to be bestowed in the next life.

A person who is focused on this life always feels poor because of seeing all that he does not have of it; he is not focused on Jannah, nor believing in it or striving for it.
Since he believes it is he himself who has to do what he can to gather the riches of this world his outlook and behaviour are selfish. Selfishness begets selfishness. Those who are preoccupied with getting the most for themselves induce the same feelings in those around them. Thus, nobody sincere wants to be around a person preoccupied with his worldly life and its achievements.
Such a person gets in life what Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) had destined for them a long time ago, but not Allah’s special blessings to be bestowed in the next life.


drinking water according to islamic way

How to drink water according to the Islamic way?
Drinking water in three separate breaths
Muslim narrated that Anas said that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) used to sip the water in three separate breaths and would say:
‘’This method quenches the thirst better and is more palatable and sanitary.’’
This Hadith indicates that the Prophet used to remove the cup away from his mouth, take a breath and then drink some more. In another Hadith, the Prophet commanded that one should not breathe in the cup, but should move the cup away from his mouth and breath away from it.
This method of drinking is very beneficial for quenching the thirst and more sanitary as the Prophet has stated. When the water enters the hot thirsty stomach in intervals, the second sip of water will quench the thirst left by the first, and the third will quench the thirst left by the first two.
In addition, this method is better suited for the temperate of the stomach, so as not to suddenly invade it with cold substances.
In addition, when one drinks the water in one breath, it will only partially quench the thirst unlike when he drinks it in separate sips.
This method gives better results than drinking the water or liquid in one breath, since water might dissipate the instinctive heat or weaken it, thus spoiling the temperament of the stomach and the liver. Water might in addition beget many other ailments, especially for those who live in warm areas, and especially during summer.
Drinking in one breath is dangerous for such people because their instinctive heat is weak especially during hot weather.
In addition, when one takes the drink in one breath, he might choke on it because of the large amount of liquid. However, there is no fear from choking when one takes a breath while drinking.
Further, when one takes a drink, the hot gases accumulating in his body will ascend from around the liver and the heart because of the cold water or liquid that is descending on the stomach. In this case, the water will come rushing down while the gases are ascending, causing flatulence and sometimes choking the person. One will not enjoy the drink in this case.
In addition, when cold water descends suddenly on the liver it will weaken it and cause a decrease in its temperature. However, when one takes the drink in separate sips, the liver will not lose its warmth and thus will not weaken. Similarly, when one pours water on a boiling pot, it will not decrease its temperature significantly.
At-Tirmidhi narrated that the Prophet said:
”Do not drink in one breath just as the camel does. Rather, drink twice and thrice, and mention (Allah’s) Name before drinking and thank (Him) upon finishing.”
Mentioning Allah’s Name before drinking and thanking Him upon finishing has a significant effect in benefiting from the drink, enjoying it while fending off its harm.
Imam Ahmad said: ”When the food had four qualities, it will have become perfect: when Allah’s Name is mentioned before having it, when Allah is thanked after finishing it, when there are many hands to eat from it, and when it is from legal, pure sources.”