Inspiration – Salma

Salaam ladies,

Recap of this week’s inspiration ; done by our very own inspirational Salma

Salma spoke to us about Living a sunnah lifestyle. What is meant by sunnah is simply anything the Prophet( saw) said, did, or approved.
She encouraged us to Follow His example routinely, as he is not only our Prophet, but the most successful man who ever lived both in this world and the hereafter. Salma wonderfully started giving us examples that will help as a guidance. The examples are listed as follows ;

-He structured his days around prayer time rather than structure prayer around his days. He never wasted time and utilised it at his best.
– divide different parts of the day
1. Fajr to sunrise
– wake up
*make dua
*siwak
*wudu
*sunnah Fajr prayer (it is said that the sunnah of fajr is more beloved than all that is in the heavens and on earth)
* encourage masjid (husbands and sons) for Fajr
*wives stay and pray at home (pray all fard in congregation with children if possible- as it helps with their upbringing)
*azkar after salaah (azkar can be found in the book fortress of a Muslim)
*morning azkar reward as if you went for haj and umrah with the Prophet sallahu alaihi wassalam. This is gained only if you sat after fajr to do the fajr azkar followed by the morning azkar/sit in the masjid until the sunrise (shuru’) and pray 2 rakaat solat shuru’/dhuha
*breakfast/fast

2. Sunrise to zuhur
* this is the time the main activity of the day should take place
– work, school, etc
-dhuha prayer minimum 2, max 8/12
*spend quality time with family
*exercise
*visit (family/friends/the sick) /charity work
*a nap before zuhur/power nap(refreshes you for more task/helps in getting up for midnight prayer)

3. Zuhur to Asar
*sunnah zuhur prayer 4 rakaat before zuhur 2 rakaat after
*zuhur
*religious knowledge – study circle/listening to Islamic lectures/read

4. Asar to maghrib
*4 rakaat sunnah prayer before asar
*pray asar in, at the beginning of time
*spend time with family
*evening azkar esp on fridays

5. Maghrib to isha’
*2 rakaat sunnah before maghrib prayer and 2 rakaat after maghrib
*solat maghrib
*dinner with family
– have pleasant conversation
– teach good manners of eating
– saying Bismillah
– eating with the right hand/with three fingers
– eating from what’s next to you
– do not criticise the food but praise good food
– if invited to dinner by a friend/other family members make do not forget to make dua for the host
– if you have guests, give them more food
– never recline when eating, it is a sign of arrogance
– never over eat
– saying Alhamdulillah after eating/licking your fingers after eating even though some might think it is a sign of bad manners, it is a sunnah

6. Isha’ to midnight
* again, encourage husbands and sons in masjid
*delay isha’ prayer
*pray 2 rakaat sunnah prayer after isha’ (husbands and sons at home)
*spend quality time with family/spouse
*azkar before sleeping
*sleep after isha and wake up after midnight for night prayer
– use siwak
– pray easy 2 rakaats to start with then get into longer ones
– waking up family to pray witr
– go back to sleep till fajr

Here are some other well-known virtues;
– reward of a palace in Jannah if you prayed the 12 sunnah prayers (the prayers before and after the fard prayers) which are
2 rakaat before fajr
4 rakaat before dzuhr
2 rakaat after dzuhr
2 rakaat after maghrib
2 rakaat after isha’

However for a married Muslimah, if you pray the 5 fard prayers, fast during Ramadhan, guard your private parts and obey your husband, when you die and your husband is pleased with you, the 8 doors of Jannah is open for you, and you get to choose which ever door you want to enter from – Sahih Hadith from Bukhari.

Thank you Salma, this is one of THE best topics and we appreciate all these beautiful reminders. ❤️

Jazakillah Salma

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