Friday, July 25, 2008

Saying Bismillah...

In the Name Of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

             As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu

Praise be to Allaah, we seek His help and His forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allaah from the evil of our own souls and from our bad deeds. Whomsoever Allaah guides will never be led astray, and whomsoever Allaah leaves astray, no one can guide. I bear witness that there is no god but Allaah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.

Saying Bismillah Is Recommended

When Fighting For The Cause Of
Allah:  
The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, 
"Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah"  
[Sahih Muslim 2/69]
In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful  
Saying Bismillah in the Hadith  
Saying Bismillah Is Recommended Before Eating:  
The Prophet (saw) said, 
"Say Bismillah, eat with your right .

hand and eat what is in front of
you."  
[Bukhari 7/88, Muslim 2/207,

Ahmad 17/92, Muwatta Malik 10/32 and
Ibn Majah 1/557]  
Saying Bismillah Is Recommended When Drinking Water:  
Ibn Abbas (ra) reported that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said,  
"Do not drink in one gulp like a camel, but in two or three [Gulps].
Mention the Name of Allah when you start drinking and praise Him
after you have finished Drinking.''  
[Fath al-Bari 12/197 and Al-Trimidhi] 
Saying Bismillah Is Recommended At The Beginning Of Ablution:  
The Prophet (saw) said, 
"Make Wudu [Ablution] in the name of Allah"  
[An-Nasai 1/11 and Ibn Khuzaimah 1/84] 
Saying Bismillah Is Recommended When Entering The House:  
   Jabir (ra) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) saying,                       
"If a person mentions the Name of Allah upon entering his house or
eating, Satan says, addressing his followers: `You will find no
where to spend the night and no dinner.' But if he enters without
mentioning the Name of Allah, Satan says [To his followers]; `You
have found [A place] to spend the night in, and if he does not
mention the Name of Allah at the time of eating, Satan says: `You
have found [A place] to spend the night in as well as food."  
[Sahih Muslim 2/206] 
Saying Bismillah Is Recommended When Leaving The House:  
The Messenger Of Allah (saw) said, 
"If anyone of you when leaving the house says In the name of Allah,
I trust in Allah, there is no power and might except from Allah.
Your needs shall be fulfilled, you shall be saved from difficulties
and hardships. Shaitaan hearing these words leaves him."  
[Al-Trimidhi 2/493] 
Say Bismillah At The Time When Slaughtering An Animal:  
Anas (ra) reported that the Messenger (saw) of Allah sacrificed two
horned rams of white color with black markings over them. He also
stated: I saw him sacrificing them with his own hand and saw him
placing his foot on their sides, and recited in the name of Allah
and Glorified Him [Bismillah Allaahu Akbar] 
[Bukhari 7/133, Muslim 2/181, Abu Dawud 3/230, An-Nasai 7/231, Al-
Trimidhi 5/76, Ibn Majah 2120]  
Saying Bismillah Is Recommended When Fighting For The Cause Of
Allah:  
The Messenger of Allah (saw) said,
"Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah"  
[Sahih Muslim 2/69] 
Saying Bismillah Is Recommended Before Entering The Toilet:  
The Prophet Of Allah (saw) said 
"When you enter the toilet you should say, In the Name of Allah, I
seek protection in you from unclean spirits, male and female."  
[Abu Dawud 4/264, Ahmad 2/389 and Fath Al-Bari 1/254]  
Saying Bismillah Is Recommended Because It Causes Humiliation To The
Shaitaan: 
Abul Malih said: I was riding on a mount behind the Prophet (saw).
It stumbled. Thereupon I said: May the devil perish! He said: Do not
say: May the devil perish! For if you say that, he will swell so
much so that he will be like a house, and say: By my power.  
But say Bismillah for when you say that, he will diminish so much so
that he will be like a fly.  
[An-Nasai 6/142, Ahmad 5/59 and Abu Dawud 4946] 
Saying Bismillah Is Recommended When Night Falls: 
Allah's Apostle (saw) said, "When night falls stop your children
from going out, for the devils spread out at that time. But when an
hour of the night has passed, release them and close the doors and
mention Allah's Name, for Satan does not open a closed door. 
Tie the mouth of your water-skin and mention Allah's Name; cover
your containers and utensils and mention Allah's Name. Cover them
even by placing something across it, and extinguish your lamps. " 
[Bukhari 7/527 and Abu Dawud 3722] 
Saying Bismillah Is Recommended When Placing The Body Of The
Deceased In The Grave: 
The Prophet of Allah (saw) said, "When you are lowering the deceased
in the grave you should say In the name of Allah and in accordance
to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah." 
[Ahmad 8/58 and Al-Hakim 1/366] 
The Virtue Of Saying Bismillah 
Uthman bin Abu al-As Al-Thaqafi reported that he made a complaint of
pain to Allah's Messenger (saw) that he felt in his body at the time
he had become Muslim. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (saw) said: Place
your hand at the place where you feel pain in your body and say in
the name of Allah three times and seven times I seek refuge with 
Allah and with His Power from the evil that I find and that I fear. 
[Muslim 2/280] 
It Is Recommended When Writing A Letter Bismillah Should Also Be
Written:   
Abu Sufyan said that the contents of the letter were as follows: 
"In the name of Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful, [This letter is]
from Muhammad the slave of Allah and His Apostle to Heraclius the
ruler of Byzantine. Peace be upon him, who follows the right path.
Furthermore I invite you to Islam, and if you become a Muslim you
will be safe, and Allah will double your reward, and if you reject
this invitation of Islam you will be committing a sin by misguiding
your peasants."  
[Bukhari 4/191, Muslim 2/91, Al-Trimidhi 7/500]

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