Wednesday, 23 December 2009

My Holiday Ibadat Chart

The following is a ibadat chart that we made to help you through the holidays. Insha Allah print it off, stick it on the wall and tick away! Try your best to tick all the boxes for a special prize... Jannah!


Anonymous said...

Mashallah, love the chart. Can you please elaborate on what you mean by "...benefit of prayer expands the chest & builds physical strength".

Abu Huzayfa said...

Jazakallah for your kind words.

There can be two possible interpretations:

For a man to have a large, toned chest in that time (and even today) was considered to be hugely impressive. A chest which is firm connotes the strength and the masculinity of a man and is a sign of his physical prowess. The statement "...benefit of prayer expands the chest & builds physical strength." is simply pertaining towards another blessing that comes out of praying properly on a regular basis. Both parts of the the statement are pushing towards the same idea that prayer increases ones physical assets. By doing this, a person can stop himself from being a soft laloo panjoo :)

However in terms of putting one at ease. Within the chest are the vital organs which help a person breathe and Ibn Qayyim rahimahullah writes in relation to medical virtues also. By constantly praying, Allah Ta'ala places peace and satisfaction in the persons chest. The Arabic term "sadr" is usually translated as chest but according to the context it also bares the meaning of "what is contained within the breast" meaning the heart. When a person continually prays, Allah Ta'ala will give him a huge amount of peace and contentment and will fill the servants heart with insight (meaning knowledge and recognition of Allah Ta'ala). This is further supported by Allah's Ta'ala statement, "Verily, the hearts find satisfaction in the rememberance of Allah". This does not mean that a person stop taking his asthma pump!

Anonymous said...

Jazakallah brother i shall trade my gym pass for salat and send you a before and after picture later.


Anonymous said...

now now, its ok, no need for pictures!! :):)