Simple Preparations Before Sleep

One of the Sunnah practices before sleep is to recite “Bismillah” and switch off or turn off fires, lights, etc. This is as per Hadith in Bukhari.

Next, dust the bed three times with your hands. This is also a Sunnah practice according to Hadith in Bukhari.

Also, part of the Sunnah is to brush your teeth and perform your Wudu (ablution) before sleep.

Furthermore, Hadith in Bukhari advises sleeping on the right side, facing the Qibla, with the right hand underneath the head like a pillow and with the knees slightly bent.

Don’t forget to recite the Du’a before sleep. It is also good to recite Ayatul Kursi and the last two verses of Surah Al-Baqarah.

These simple preparations are easy to follow. May you have the opportunity to perform all these Sunnah practices. Insha’Allah.


Uwais Al-Qarni hidup semasa zaman Rasulullah ﷺ , tetapi beliau tidak dapat bertemu dengan baginda kerana beliau sedang menjaga ibunya di Yemen sambil tetap berada di sisi ibunya. Dia dianggap sebagai Tabiin, seorang hamba Allah yang tidak peduli dengan dunia (zuhud), dan Sahabat memujinya kerana kenyataan yang dibuat oleh Nabi Muhammad ﷺ tentangnya. Dia kehilangan nyawanya dalam Perang Siffin pada tahun 37 Hijrah ketika bersama angkatan Saidina Ali bin Abi Talib RA.

Hal ini sebagaimana hadith,

Daripada Umar berkata, “Aku pernah mendengar Rasulullah ﷺ bersabda:

“Nanti akan datang kepada kamu seseorang bernama Uwais bin ‘Amir bersama serombongan pasukan dari Yaman. Dia berasal dari Murad, dari Qaran. Dia menghidap penyakit kulit, kemudian dia sembuh daripadanya kecuali sebesar satu dirham. Dia memiliki seorang ibu dan sangat berbakti kepadanya. Sekiranya dia bersumpah kepada Allah, maka akan diperkenankan yang dia pinta. Jika kamu mampu agar dia memohon pada Allah keampunan bagimu, maka lakukanlah.”

[Hadith Riwayat Muslim]

Who Is Tabi’in And Tabi’ al-Tabi’in?

The Tabi’in are those who lived after the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and who did not personally encounter him. Instead, they interacted with and learned from the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

(Tabi’ al-Tabi’in) Individuals who followed the Tabi’in are individuals who encountered the Tabi’in and gained knowledge from them rather than the Companions of the Prophet of Allah ﷺ.

The one who first encountered the Companion is known as the Tabi’i in hadith terminology, although the accurate interpretation does not require that he should have spent a lot of time with him. Everyone who interacted with the Companions and passed away as a Muslim is a Tabi’in, albeit some are more deserving than others.

Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi said: The Tabi‘in is the one who met the Companion. From the words of al-Hakim, it may be understood that the name Tabi‘in may be applied to the one who met the Companion and narrated from him, even if he did not spend time with him.

Example of Tabi’in is: Sa‘id ibn al-Musayyib, ‘Urwah ibn az-Zubayr, al-Hasan al-Basri, Muhajid ibn Jabr, Sa‘id ibn Jubayr, ‘Ikrimah the freed slave of Ibn ‘Abbas, and Nafi‘ the freed slave of Ibn ‘Umar.

Al-Bukhari (3651) and Muslim (2533) narrated from Ibn Mas‘ud (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “The best of people are my generation, then those who come after them, then those who come after them. Then there will come people whose testimony will come before their oath, and their oath before their testimony.”

Sunnah: Following the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

Sunnah holds a significant place in Islam. It refers to the way of life and actions practiced by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ , who serves as a role model for Muslims. Sunnah teaches us how to live a good and righteous life according to the teachings of our faith.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ not only delivered Allah’s message in the form of the Quran but also demonstrated a virtuous life through his actions and words. His actions, whether big or small, are emulated by Muslims as a means to draw closer to Allah.

For instance, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ showed how to perform prayers, give charity, interact with others, and behave ethically in all aspects of life. What he did and said serves as a good guide for us to follow.

Sunnah isn’t just about actions; it also encompasses the noble way of living and morals exemplified by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. For instance, he emphasized the importance of honesty, compassion, and kindness towards all of Allah’s creations.

Following the Sunnah helps us become better human beings and better Muslims. It also helps us draw closer to Allah. By following the example of Prophet Muhammad (Salallahu Alaihi Wasalam), we learn how to be kind to ourselves, our families, and our communities.

Knowing and following the Sunnah is a part of our faith as Muslims. It guides us to live in a way that is filled with religious and moral values. When we practice the Sunnah, we also honor and remember the teachings of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, who guided humanity to the right path.

Therefore, as Muslims, we are encouraged to study and practice the Sunnah in our daily lives. This is not only a means to draw closer to Allah but also to become good examples for others. By following the Sunnah, we show respect and love for Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, strengthen our faith, and deepen our relationship with Allah.

It is good to remember a verse in Surah Ali Imran , 31:

Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “If you ˹sincerely˺ love Allah, then follow me; Allah will love you and forgive your sins. For Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”

Giving Salam : Spreading Peace and Unity

Salam, or peace, is a universal concept that transcends cultural and linguistic boundaries. It’s not just a mere greeting, but a profound expression of goodwill, harmony, and respect. Whether you’re in the bustling streets of a metropolis or a serene village, the act of giving salam has the power to create a positive ripple effect in our lives and the lives of those around us.

Spreading Positivity:

Have you ever noticed how a sincere salam brightens up someone’s day? Your greeting can have a domino effect – the person you greeted with salam might pass it on to the next person they meet, creating a chain reaction of positivity. This contagious goodwill has the potential to create a more harmonious and joyful atmosphere in our communities.

Breaking Barriers:

Salam breaks down barriers not only between individuals but also between different societal groups. It’s a gesture that transcends religion, ethnicity, and nationality. By sharing salam with people from diverse backgrounds, we’re actively participating in building a more inclusive world. This simple practice contributes to breaking down stereotypes and dispelling prejudices.


Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “By Him in Whose Hand is my life! You will not enter Jannah until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Shall I inform you of something which, if you do, you will love one another? Promote greetings (Salam) amongst yourselves.” [Muslim].

In Conclusion:

The practice of giving salam holds immense value in our lives. It’s a powerful tool for promoting understanding, unity, and empathy. By embracing this tradition, we can contribute to a world where peace is not just a distant ideal, but a tangible reality we experience daily. So, whether you’re in a crowded market or at a family gathering, remember the magic of salam , a small word that holds the potential to make a big difference.

Effort and Success

Allah says in Quran:

وَأَن لَّيۡسَ لِلۡإِنسَٰنِ إِلَّا مَا سَعَىٰ

Man will not get anything unless he works hard

Surah An-Najm: Ayah 39

  • There is no doubt about the fact that man cannot make any progress without effort and hard work.

Sneezing Etiquette

What to say whe..n..haa…Rhaaa… RHAATCHUUUMMMMM !!

This is encouraged in a hadith from Abu Hurairah RA, where the Prophet ﷺ said:

إِذَا عَطَسَ أَحَدُكُمْ فَلْيَقُلِ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ‏. وَلْيَقُلْ لَهُ أَخُوهُ أَوْ صَاحِبُهُ يَرْحَمُكَ اللَّهُ.‏ فَإِذَا قَالَ لَهُ يَرْحَمُكَ اللَّهُ‏.‏ فَلْيَقُلْ يَهْدِيكُمُ اللَّهُ وَيُصْلِحُ بَالَكُمْ

“If anyone of you sneezes, he should say ‘Al-Hamduli l-lah’ (Praise be to Allah), and his (Muslim) brother or companion should say to him, ‘Yar-hamuka-l-lah’ (May Allah bestow his Mercy on you). When the latter says ‘Yar-hamuka-llah”, the former should say, ‘Yahdikumul-lah wa Yuslih balakum’ (May Allah give you guidance and improve your condition).

Sahih al-Bukhari (6224)

  • The person who sneezes should recite tahmid which is by reciting Alhamdulillah or Alhamdulillahi ala kulli hal.
  • The person who hears another person sneezing and reciting tahmid should answer with Yar-hamuka-llah.
  • Afterwards, the person who sneezes should respond with Yahdikumullah wa yuslih baalkum.

An Inconsolable Loss

Allah says in Quran:

وَٱلۡعَصۡرِ إِنَّ ٱلۡإِنسَٰنَ لَفِي خُسۡرٍ إِلَّا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّٰلِحَٰتِ وَتَوَاصَوۡاْ بِٱلۡحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوۡاْ بِٱلصَّبۡرِ

By Al‑‘Aṣr (the time). Verily, man is in loss, Except those who believe and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth [i.e. order one another to perform all kinds of good deeds (Al‑Ma‘rūf) which Allāh has ordained, and to abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds (Al‑Munkar) which Allāh has forbidden], and recommend one another to patience (for the sufferings, harms, and injuries which one may encounter in Allāh’s Cause during preaching His religion of Islam or Jihād).

Surah Al-Asr: Ayah 1-3

  • Time is like a sword, if you don’t cut it, it will cut you.
  • If your time is blessed, you can accomplish in a day what others can’t in a week. Guard your time. Use it wisely. And be clear and sincere about what you’re pursuing with it.
  • May Allah bless you with victory in this life and eternal life too.

The Importance of Family in Islam: Strengthening Bonds and Values


In Islam, family holds a central position and is regarded as the cornerstone of society. The family unit plays a vital role in nurturing individuals with strong moral values and guiding them on the path of righteousness. This article highlights the significance of family in Islam and how it helps strengthen bonds and values within the community.

Foundation of Society:

Islam recognizes the family as the fundamental building block of society. The marital bond between husband and wife is seen as the foundation upon which a strong family is built. It is through this bond that children are raised with love, care, and a sense of responsibility.

Love and Mercy:

The Quran emphasizes the importance of love and mercy within the family. Spouses are encouraged to treat each other with compassion and understanding, fostering a loving and supportive environment. Parents are reminded to shower their children with love and to provide them with a safe and nurturing home.

Rights and Responsibilities:

Islam outlines the rights and responsibilities of family members, ensuring that each individual is treated with respect and fairness. Husbands are obligated to provide for their wives and children, while wives are encouraged to maintain the household and care for their families. Children are required to show obedience and gratitude to their parents.

Education and Moral Guidance:

Within the family, parents are entrusted with the responsibility of imparting religious and moral education to their children. They are encouraged to lead by example, demonstrating honesty, integrity, and kindness. Through proper guidance, children develop a strong sense of ethics and values.

Support and Unity:

Islam stresses the importance of unity and support within the family. Family members are urged to stand by each other during times of joy and sorrow, offering encouragement and assistance. This solidarity strengthens the family bond and fosters a sense of belonging and security.

Caring for the Elderly:

Islam places great emphasis on caring for the elderly within the family. Children are encouraged to honor and respect their parents, providing them with love and support in their old age. This practice promotes a culture of compassion and gratitude within the family.

Strengthening the Community:

A strong and cohesive family unit contributes to a healthy and harmonious community. When families are built on Islamic values, they become the foundation of a society that upholds justice, compassion, and mutual respect.


In Islam, the family is not just a basic social unit; it is a sacred institution ordained by Allah. Emphasizing love, mercy, rights, and responsibilities, Islam highlights the pivotal role of the family in fostering values and virtues in individuals. By nurturing strong family bonds and upholding Islamic principles, the community is fortified, creating a society that thrives on unity, compassion, and mutual support. As Muslims, it is essential to recognize the significance of family and strive to uphold its values for a better and more cohesive world.

Make Right Decision

Allah says in Quran:

وَعَسَىٰٓ أَن تَكۡرَهُواْ شَيۡـٔٗا وَهُوَ خَيۡرٞ لَّكُمۡۖ وَعَسَىٰٓ أَن تُحِبُّواْ شَيۡـٔٗا وَهُوَ شَرّٞ لَّكُمۡۚ وَٱللَّهُ يَعۡلَمُ وَأَنتُمۡ لَا تَعۡلَمُونَ

and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allāh knows, but you do not know.

Surah Al-Baqarah: Ayah 216

  • As kids, we didn’t always understand why we have to listen to our parents. This was even more the case when we hit the teenage years. However, everything becomes clear when we become parents ourselves.
  • If we think deeper for a while, we are all like little children to Allah. We always want to do everything, and ask Allah to grant our wishes. But we blame and angry with Allah for not granting all our pray, our hardship in life. As we do not know, its all for our good. Allah is all knowing.
  • May Allah guide us to the right path. Ameen…