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Posted on November 18, 2011


The  Sunna   in  Performing «Ablution»

* Saying the two testifications of faith [Ar.Shahadatan] after finishing ablution. Meaning, to says, «I testify that there is no god except Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger». It is narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, « If anyone amongst you per- forms the ablution perfectly and then says: I testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the servant of Allah and His Messenger, the eight gates of Paradise would be opened for him and he may enter by whichever of them he wishes». [Muslim]

* Performing ablution in one’s house. The Prophet (peace and bless- ings be upon him) said, «Whoever purifies in his house and walks to the mosque to perform obligatory prayer, his steps are counted as one expiates a sin and the other raises his rank» [Muslim]

* Using little amount of water. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) used to use little amount of water in ablution. [Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim]

•Virtue of observing the above  Sunan:
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, «He who per- formed ablution perfectly, his sins would come out from his body, even coming out from under his nails.» [Muslim].

The  Sunnah   in  «Wearing Clothes»
*Say (Bismi Allāh i.e. In the name of Allah), when you wear or take off your clothes. An Nawawi said: It is (I.e. saying Bismi Allah) recommended in all actions.
*Start by the right side upon wearing clothes. The Prophet – Peace be upon him – said: (If you wear clothes start with the right side) narrated by At-Termithi, Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah, and it is authentic.
* Upon taking off the clothes, start with the left side then the right.


 The Sunnah in «going to the Mosque»

* The Du’aa (supplication) upon Going to the mosque: « O Allah, lighten my heart, lighten my speech, lighten my audition, lighten my insight and bless me with light from behind, front, above, under and cover me all with light» (narrated by Imam Muslim)
*Walking with solemnity: the Prophet (PBUH) said: «when you hear the call for the prayers; walk to your prayers quietly with solemnity
* Going to the mosque on foot: scholars assured that it is a sunnah to shorten your steps swiftly to get more merits out of the number of steps, as the Prophet (PBUH) said: «Do you know what can erase your sins and heighten your faith? They replied: no; he then mentioned some points in addition to  «walking to the mosque»«…» (narrated by Imam Muslim)
*The Du’aa upon entering the mosque: whenever you enter the mosque address salutation for the Prophet (PBUH) and say: «O Allah, open your gates of mercy for me» (narrated by Al Nasa’i, Ibn Majah, Ibn Khozaimah and Ibn Hibban).
*Entering the mosque with the right leg and exit with your left leg

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