2012/10/28

A lifetime with islam- how is that?

We all need some sort of traditions in our life. But what about Muslims? What traditions do they have? Are they all same?

Muslims are not all the same. They have different culture, beliefs, and language. But they do have something in common - the traditions of the prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him.

What traditions are they?

They are numerous, yes indeed, they are abundant. They are overflowing.

They celebrate twice a year, traditions like Christmas and Easter, but they are not the same as the feast of Ramadan or Hajj. They are better. Why better? On the outside it looks like Muslims are suffering, but if you really follow a good Muslim during the blessed months you will know that they are more happy than any person who tries to make the best Christmas ever, because the ingredients are different, even though it is called the same "a blessed Holiday".

Here are some traditions to follow:

Every day

You wake up to morningprayer and you also say Subhanallah when you wake up, wash your body with water and brushes your teeth. You put on you clothes with the right hand and foot first. Then the left hand and foot. You go to work, and then you pray four more times every day, the same routine, day after day.

When someone is sick, there is a tradition to visit that person. When you are sick yourself, you mustn't stop prayer but rather pray more. When you are sick you have several remedies to choose from.

There is the sickness of the heart too that you can cure with Muslims traditions.

Most of the traditions are for preventing sickness of the heart, mind, body and soul to occur at all.

There is also a tradition to pray at night every day, the last portion of the night before sunrise and Fajr i.e. from midnight until Fajr.

Every week

Before you sleep there is a tradition to read Qur'an: Surat al-Mulk and Surat al-Sajjdah. Every week it is also a tradition to read Surat al-Kahf on Fridays, i.e. from Aicha on Thursday until Aicha on Fridays. On Fridays there is also a tradition to go to the mosque to pray, hear the lecture and remember but also to visit the others, hear news and join the community in the holy place of God.

Every month

Every month Muslims have the traditions to fast on Mondays and Thursdays. They also attend the mosque on Fridays. There is also a tradition to fast the 13,14 and 15th of every lunar month.

Every year

Every month has its own traditions. The last month of the lunar calender is right now - Hajj. It is the time when people travel to Saudi-Arabia, Mecka and Medina to do the once-in-a-life travel - the Pilgrimage. There are traditions what to do at the Pilgrimage like going around the Kaba, and pray on the mount Arafat.

The month of RAmadan is very famous. The whole months is full of miracles and blessings and every Muslims fast, pray Taraweeh at the mosque.

Every lifetime

There is also traditions in how to welcome a newborn baby, how to do a wedding, how to prepare the dead before funeral and even what to do after he has deceased. There are many, many traditions to follow if one desires it.

There is also a tradition to read, learn and execute what you have learnt and spread it to others. There is a tradition to give travelers to eat, even if you only have a date at home.

There is many traditions and they are all called the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. 
Post a Comment