Friday, August 7, 2009

Sura Kahf


Abu Sa`id (Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Whoever recites Surat al-Kahf on Friday, light shall shine forth for him between the two Fridays." Related by Hakim and Bayhaqi.

It is Friday, have you read Sura Khaf, yet?

Aboo Ruqayyah Tameem ibn Aws ad_Daaree (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "The religion is sincerity," We asked, "To whom?". He (peace be upon him) said, "To Allah, His Book, Messenger, the leaders of the Muslims, and their common folk." (Related by Muslim).

Benefits of the hadith from Imaam Muhammad ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen's Explanatory Notes on Imam an-Nawawee's 40 Ahadeeth.

"Confining the Religion to sincerity due to the Prophet (S)'s statement, "The religion is sincerity." The focal points of sincerity are five,

a) To Allah,
b) His Book,
c) His Messenger,
d) to the leaders of the Muslims, and
e) Their common folk.

"This hadith is the encouragement of sincerity in these five instances, since if this is the religion, then there is no doubt that a person will protect his religion and strongly adhere to it."

Here are some of my thoughts. No doubt sincerity is immensely important in our relationship with our Lord. I have noticed more knowledge doesn't necessarily lead to more Iman or sincerity in actions. No doubt it is very important for us to always strive to gain a richer understanding of the religon, but it is important to continuously renew our intentions and pray that Allah keeps us on the straigth path and helps us be sincere in all our actions. Ameen.

Be cool and take care.


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