Winning His Love Through Nawafil

Today we came accross a hadith, which I personally consider it to be one of the most important hadith I've came accross in the quest of "taqarrub ilallah" (be close to Allah). Its a love letter and somewhat an open proposal to the whole human race on those who are searching to win His love and always in search of hope in the mercy of Ar-Rahim (The Most Merciful), and truly, Allah never break His promise. May Allah SWT bless us to be among the closest to Him, to always have hope, happiness and peace in our heart in time of needs. Oh Allah, pardon us when we err, and show us the straight path and grant us paradise



Narrated by Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle (Peace be Upon Him) Said, Allah SWT Said,

"I will declare war against him who shows hostility to a pious worshipper of mine. and the most beloved things with which my slave comes nearer to Me, is what I have enjoined upon him;

And my slave keeps on coming closer to me through performing Nawafil (Prayer or Doing extra deeds besides what is obligatory) until I love him, so I become his sense of hearing with which he hears, and his sense of sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he grips, and his leg with which he walks;

And if he asks Me, I will give him, and if he asks my protection, I will protect him; and I do not hesitate to do anything as I hesitate to take the soul of the believer, for he hates death, and I hate to disappoint him."

[Bukhari Sharif Volume 8, Book 76, Number 509]


Every Muslim, whether be male or female, is recommended to pray 12 Rakaat of supererogatory prayers every day:

1) four of these Rakaat (2 units of prayers) are before zuhr prayer, two after it,
2) two after Maghrib prayer,
3) two after Isha (night) prayer and
4) two before the morning prayer

These supererogatory prayers are called (Rawatib) which means: "Certain supererogatory exercises of optional prayers." The Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be on him, preserved the performance of these optional prayers wherever he settled. During his travels, he used to practice the two optional Rakaat before the morning prayer and also the Witr prayer (after the Isha prayer).

Sheikh Ibn Baaz
[Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia]


On the other note:

Iman is now 100% nerd. yeay!

Hurmph.. reminds me of Gordon from Half-Life.

Or maybe Dr.Gregory House. Huh?

2 comment:

B. Arafia says:
at: February 16, 2011 at 2:44 PM said...

so handsome kan :P Iman I mean wakaka

a.j. says:
at: February 17, 2011 at 4:11 AM said...

House looks twice better. XD