Skip to content

March 21, 2011

A Day in Your Life – No. 2: What to do after you say the dhikr for waking up…

by Umm Muawiyah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Right then. After having recited the required dhikr (remembrance), you’re wide awake.

[Note: There are more adhkar that you can recite, apart from the aforementioned one.]

Is it time for the coffee now?

Of course not.

Now you head to the bathroom (or whatever you call it at your end of the world).

Now, what did  the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam) do before he entered the bathroom?

كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا دخل الخلاء قال : اللهم إني أعوذ بك من الخبث والخبائث

Narrated Anas: Whenever the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam) went to answer the call of nature, he used to say, “Allah-umma inni audhu bika minal khubuthi wal khabaith i.e. O Allah, I seek Refuge with You from all offensive and wicked things (evil deeds and evil spirits).[Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume No.1, Hadeeth No. 144]

So, the dhikr is:

[Yes, you can say bismillah before this dua. That’s mentioned in another narration.]

[Note to those who can’t read Arabic: All the transliterations can be found in this book.]

Then, you enter with your left foot.

So, here you are. Now what?

Erm, well, now you can do whatever it is that you do in the bathroom…

After you finish doing whatever it is you were going (and I really hope that brushing your teeth was part of the agenda), you do wudhu (ablution).

Why?

Well, I’m assuming that the time is either:

a) Fajr

or

b) Before Fajr

If it’s after Fajr, then it means that you missed Fajr.

And that’s a no-no.

So, if it’s Fajr time, you need to do wudhu so that you can pray Fajr. If it’s before that, there’s time to pray some rakaahs (units) of tahajjud.

So, you do wudhu the prophetic way.

What’s the “prophetic way” of doing wudhu?

Well, that’s for part 3, insha-Allah….

Share your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Note: HTML is allowed. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to comments