Showing posts with label month. Show all posts
Showing posts with label month. Show all posts

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. 

2012/07/09

Ramadan

Ramadan. 

It is the month of blessings for everyone and the month to contemplate your life and your Creator and change habits, especially bad ones, but also the ones you only do as routine that you could change into something better. Pray and read Qur'an is the main thing with Ramadan. Then help poor and invite people to break the fast. Not socializing. It is the month when you have the chance to change your thoughts. It is said that you have 64000 thoughts every day and day after day you think the same things. Why not changing them into for example subhanallah il azeem wa bi hamdihi and you have changed one thought and also got a palm tree in jennah, inchallah.

It was narrated from Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“Whoever says Subhaan Allaah il ‘azeem wa bi hamdihi (Glory and praise be to Allaah the Almighty), a palm tree will be planted for him in Paradise.”



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