The connection between light on the face and Salaah

The connection between light on the face and Salaah

 “His statement (): “And Salaah is light”


So the prayer is light: light for the servant in his heart, on his face, in his grave, on the day of judgement when he is brought back and due to this you find most of the people with light on their faces is those who constantly perform Salaah and have the most Khushoo(Humility) in it for Allah mighty and majestic.”


From The explanation of Riyaadh Saliheen of Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen May Allah have mercy upon him page.190 Volume One


Translator Abu Dhahhak Abdurrahman Alex: [The original hadeeth is found in Saheeh Muslim]


قوله: “والصلاة نُور


فالصلاة نورٌ: نوٌر للعبد في قلبه، و في وجْهه، و في قبْرهِ، و في حَشْرِه، و لهاذا تجد اكثر الناس نورًا في الوجوهِ أكثرَهُم صلاةً، و أخشعهم فيها لله عزَّ و جلَّ.

من شرح رياض الصالحين للشيخ إبن عثيمين رحمه الله   ص ١٩٠ المجلد الأول

Dua against evil manners, actions, desires, diseases

عن قطبة بْنِ مَالِك رضي الله عنه قال كان رسول الله صل الله عليه و سلم يَقُوْل

اللَّهُمَّ جَنِّبْنِي مُنْكَرَاتِ الأَخْلاَقِ وَ الأَعْمَالِ وَالأَهْوَاءِ و الأدْوَاءِ

أَخْرَجَهُ الترمذي و صححه الحاكم و اللفظ له

From Qutbah ibn Maalik may Allah be pleased with him he said the messenger of Allah () may Allah send peace and blessings upon him used to say “O Allah protect me from evil manners, evil actions, evil desires and evil diseases”

Extracted by Tirmidhi and Al Hakim authenticated it and this is the wording (of Al Hakim) for it

Tirmidhi (3591), AL Hakim (532/1), Shaykh Albani authenticated it (Saheeh Tirmidhi: 3591)


Shaykh Abdullah bin abdurrahman al bassam:

Evil Manners: it is despised characteristics, like stinginess, arrogance, envy, hatred and things towards that. Evil Desires: it is what the soul desires and inclines towards. As for Evil Actions: then it is major sins, and persistent on minor sins. As for Diseases: then it is illnesses, and it could be for the body like sicknesses horrible sicknesses from leprosy, cancer and pleurisy, and it could be illnesses of the hearts  with desires like sins and with doubts such as innovations.

[Taken from Sharh Buloogh Maram Compilation of explanations of Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen, Shaykh Abdullah Al Bassam and Shaykh Al Faqeehi]

Translated by Abu Dhahhak Abdurrahman Alex ibn Lawrence

The removing of impurity from the heart |

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم  أَفَلاَ أُخْبِرُكُمْ بِمَا يُذْهِبُ وَحَرَ الصَّدْرِقَالُوا بَلَى ‏.‏ قَالَ صِيَامُ ثَلاَثَةِ أَيَّامٍ مِنْ كُلِّ شَهْرٍ

سنن النسائي ٢٣٨٦ صحيح

The messenger of Allah () may Allah send peace and blessings upon him said: “Shall I not inform you of what removes the impurity from the heart” they said “Yes” he said “fasting three days every month”

Sunan An Nasa’i 2386 Saheeh

:قال السِّنْدِيِّ

( بِمَا يُذْهِبُ وَحَرَ الصَّدْرِ )

قِيلَ غِشُّهُ وَوَسَاوِسُهُ وَقِيلَ حِقْده وَقِيلَ مَا يَحْصُلُ فِي الْقَلْبِ مِنْ الْكُدُورَاتِ وَالْقَسْوَة

شرح سنن النسائي –  (ج 3 / ص 444)

As Sindhi said:

“what removes the impurity from the heart”

“It is said: it’s deceitfulness, and its whispers, and it is said: hatred, and it is said what comes in the heart from troubles and hardness.”

Explanation of sunan Nasa’i

This misguidance is still widespread | Sh. Albani rahimaullah

Shaykh al-Albaani (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

This misguidance is still widespread among the Bedouin, fellahin (peasants) and some of the city-dwellers. Examples include the pearls which some drivers put in their cars, hanging them from the rear-view mirror. Some of them hang an old shoe on the front or back of the car; some hang a horse-shoe on the front of their house or shop. All of that is to ward off the evil eye, or so they claim. And there are other things which are widespread because of ignorance of Tawheed and the things which nullify it such as actions of shirk and idolatry which the Messengers were only sent and the Books were only revealed to put an end to. It is to Allaah that we complain of the ignorance of Muslims nowadays, and their being far away from their religion.

(Silsilat al-Ahaadeeth al-Saheehah, 1/890, 492)

The Prostrations of Tilaawah & Shukr | Sh. Muhammad Hizaam حفظه الله

بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️The Prostrations of Tilaawah & Shukr▪️

Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Hizaam – may Allaah preserve him – was asked the following question:

📩 Question:

The questioner says: Do the rulings for the prostration of Tilaawah (recitation) apply to the prostration of Shukr (thanks)?

📝 Answer:

Yes, the prostration of Shukr takes the exact same rulings as the prostration of Tilaawah; in that one is not required to be in the state of Wudhoo’, nor are they required to face the Qibla (during these prostrations); although it’s better to face the direction of the Qiblah. Likewise, there’s also no Takbeer (saying Allahu Akbar before the prostration) nor Tasleem (saying Asalaam Aleikum afterwards).


Translated by:

Abu Ishaq Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ba ‘Alawi

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Is there night and day in Paradise? | Sh. Muhammad Hizaam حفظه الله

بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️Is there night and day in paradise?▪️

Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Hizaam – may Allaah preserve him – was asked the following question:

📩 Question:

The questioner says: The statement of Allah regarding the people of paradise “…and they will have therein their sustenance, morning and afternoon” is this an indication that there will be night and day in paradise?

📝 Answer:

The people of knowledge say that there has been no mention of a proof within the texts for the existence of night in paradise, and this verse and its like, and the ahadeeth which carry a similar meaning and other verses are understood to mean that days are distinguished by other than the moon and the sun. The different times of the day will be distinguished through other means, and from those things is the light that Allah created. There is no sleep nor slumber in paradise, and therein are lights as is well known, even their houses (the people of paradise) will be constructed from brightly lit pearls. So in paradise there will be great lights, and the days will be distinguished by things that Allah created. There will be a distinction between days and different times; the beginning of the day is distinct from the last part through means that Allah has created in paradise. And in Saheeh Muslim on the Authority of Anas who reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said : “In Paradise there is a market to which they would come every Friday. The north wind will blow and would scatter fragrance on their faces and on their clothes and would add to their beauty and loveliness” so in paradise there will be a day known as Yawm Al-Jumu’ah (Friday), indicating that days in paradise will be distinguished from one another—- Like Yawm As-Sabt (Saturday), Al-Ahad (Sunday) and likewise the beginning of the day will be distinct from the end of the day by means that Allah has created, from light and other than it, and Allah knows best.


Translated by:

Abu Yusuf Abdulfattah ibn Uthman As-Somali

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