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Second Rule: Neatness and Orderliness

Al-Hamdulillah in the last issue, the importance of cleanliness in our homes was discussed. Just as important as it is to keep our homes clean, so should we also keep it neat, tidy, orderly and well organized. The Hadith very emphatically teaches us to be neat and organized in whatever we do.

On one occasion Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said to the Sahaabah:

 

In this Hadith, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) explicitly commands the Sahaabah to straighten their saddles and neaten their clothes so as to look presentable in the sight of people.

First Rule: Cleanliness and Purification

 

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Allah Ta'ala is Pure and likes Purity, He is Clean and likes Cleanliness, He is Generous and likes Generosity, He is Hospitable and loves Hospitality, so clean your courtyards and do not resemble the Jews.” (Tirmidhi)

One of the very essential characteristics of a Muslim regarding himself and his home is cleanliness. When a Muslim is particular about cleanliness and purification, he is distinguished from other people. To achieve purity and cleanliness of the soul, a Muslim has to start by purifying his body, clothes, furniture and other things.

Furthermore every Muslim should choose a place in his house for Salaah and Ibaadah. This is so that he may be able to carry out the necessary Ibaadaat such as salaah, tilaawat of the Qur’aan, zikr etc. with great care.

Rules of a Muslim Home

In the present era of trials and tribulations, with evil and fitnah surrounding us in every direction there is no better sanctuary for a Muslim than his home.Once a Sahaabi asked Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) for the key to success? Among other advices Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Let your home be sufficient for you.” As far as possible one should remain in his home. Allah Ta'ala has referred to the home of a person as a place of sukoon (peace).

Laylatul Qadar (The Night of Power)

One of the most meritorious aspects of the month of Ramadhaan is that it contains Laylatul Qadr, the most blessed night of the year. It is the night which Allah Ta’ala chose to reveal the Holy Qur’aan. The Holy Qur’an has mentioned that this night is better than one thousand months. It means that the worship performed in this night brings more reward than the worship performed in one thousand months.

Rasulullah [Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam] has mentioned that in this night, Allah Ta’ala directs His special mercy towards the people of the earth, accepts the duas made by His slaves and forgives a large number of people who repent and make dua.

 

When is Laylatul Qadr?

Laylatul Qadr falls in one of the last five odd nights of Ramadhaan i.e. 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th and 29th. One should spend all the five nights in worship and ibaadah, so that he may find Laylatul Qadr with certainty.

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