بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Sending Salaat* Upon The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) [* i.e. saying “Allaahumma salli ‘alaa Muhammad…”)
Imaam an-Nasaa·ee –rahimahullaah- reported in his “Sunan” (no.1297):“Ishaaq ibn Mansoor related to us, saying: Muhammad ibn Yoosuf narrated to us, saying: Yoonus ibn Abee Ishaaq narrated to us: from Burayd ibn Abee Maryam who said: Anas ibn Maalik narrated to us, saying: Allaah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said: <<Whoever sends a single salaat upon me, then Allaah will send ten salawaaat upon Him, and ten sins will be removed from him, and he will be raised by ten ranks >>.”
Shaikh al-Albaanee-rahimahullaah- declared it “Saheeh”.
Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami narrated from ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan that the Prophet (ﷺ) said:
خَيْرُكُمْ مَنْ تَعَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ وَعَلَّمَهُ
The best of you are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it. [al-Bukhari and elsewhere.]
In his collection of authentic ahaadeeth, sheikh Muhammad Naasir al-Deen al-Albani made the following brief comments on this hadeeth:
[Q]: ‘Allaah says: ‘‘And your Lord says: Call upon Me and I will, respond to your supplication.’’ [Soorah Ghaafir 40:60] So why is it that a person’s du’aa(supplication) is sometimes unanswered?’
[A]: ‘‘All praise is due to Allaah, Lord of the worlds. May the Prayers and Peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad, and upon his Family and his Companions. I ask Allaah for the ability to be correct in belief, speech and actions, for myself and for my brothers.
‘‘And your Lord says: Call upon Me and I will respond to your supplication. Verily those who are too arrogant to worship Me will, enter Hell in humiliation.’’ [Soorah Ghaafir 40:60]
The Messenger of Allah related that Allah Said:
“…if he calls upon Me, I answer him, and if he asks of Me, I will give him…”
Ibn Rajab commented:
“…This means that this person who is beloved and close to Allah has a special status with Allah such that if he asks Allah for something, He gives it to him, and if he seeks refuge with Allah from anything, He protects him from that thing, and if he calls upon Him, He answers him. So, he ends up becoming from those whose supplications are answered due to his honor with Allah.
And many from the righteous early generations were known to have their supplications answered.
1 – The belief of some that it is prescribed to spend the night of Eid in worship.
Some people believe that it is prescribed to spend the night of Eid in worship. This is a kind of innovation (bid’ah) that is not proven from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). Rather it was narrated in a da’eef (weak) hadeeth which says, “Whoever stays up on the night of Eid, his heart will not die on the day when hearts die.” This hadeeth is not saheeh. It was narrated via two isnaads, one of which is mawdoo’ (fabricated) and the other is da’eef jiddan (very weak). See Silsilat al-Ahaadeeth al-Da’eefah wa’l-Mawdoo’ah by al-Albaani, 520, 521.
Sunan of Eid:
1 – Doing ghusl before going out to the prayer.
It was narrated in a saheeh hadeeth in al-Muwatta’ and elsewhere that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Umar used to do ghusl on the day of al-Fitr before going out to the prayer-place in the morning.
Al- Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said that the Muslims were unanimously agreed that it is mustahab to do ghusl for Eid prayer.
The reason why it is mustahabb is the same reason as that for doing ghusl before Jumu’ah and other public gatherings. Rather on Eid the reason is even stronger.
2 – Eating before going out to pray on Eid al-Fitr
1) The Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, when he raised his hands in du’a, he would not put them down until he had wiped his face with them.
Da’if (Weak). Transmitted by at-Tirmidhi (2/244) & Ibn ‘Asakir (7/12/2) via Hammad ibn ‘Isa al-Juhani from Hanzalah ibn Abi Sufyan al-Jamhi from Salim ibn ‘Abdullah from his father from ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab.
At-Tirmidhi said after it, “This is a sahih gharib hadith. We only know it as a hadith of Hammad ibn ‘Isa, for he is alone in reporting it; he has few ahadith, but the people have reported from him.”
However, this reporter is weak, as in Taqrib of Ibn Hajr, who says about him in Tahdhib: