Hadith Qudsi on being charitable

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

“Allah (swt) will say on the Day of Resurrection:

‘O son of Adam, I fell ill and you visited Me not.’ He will say: ‘O Lord, and how should I visit You when You are the Lord of the worlds?’ He will say: ‘Did you not know that My servant So-and-so had fallen ill and you visited him not? Did you not know that had you visited him you would have found Me with him? O son of Adam, I asked you for food and you fed Me not.’ He will say: ‘O Lord, and how should I feed You when You are the Lord of the worlds?’ He will say: ‘Did you not know that My servant So-and-so asked you for food and you fed him not? Did you not know that had you fed him you would surely have found that (the reward for doing so) with Me? O son of Adam, I asked you to give Me to drink and you gave Me not to drink.’ He will say: ‘O Lord, how should I give You to drink when You are the Lord of the worlds?’ He will say: ‘My servant So-and-so asked you to give him to drink and you gave him not to drink. Had you given him to drink you would have surely found that with Me.'”

[Muslim]

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Silence during Khutbah

During the Eid prayer, the women were making such a noise that I could not hear the Khutbah properly. Despite admonitions against speaking when the Imam is giving Khutbah, people, mainly women tend to go against this and keep on with their chit chat regardless. I went looking for some hadiths with this regards and I found the following. Though, they all refer to Juma’ah Khutbah, I believe all Khutbah are the same and the ruling applies.

Imagine, just telling someone else to keep quiet is considered as grave as the talking itself, since either way it’s all talking and a greater noise is created. You just have to look at the women, someone is talking, another one chided her and she retorted, “What are you chiding me for?” she said, “Khutbah is going on, keep quiet” and she snapped back, “Mind your business”. The circle could be endless, with chaos arising, hence, the wisdom behind not even telling someone else to keep quiet when the Khutbah is going on. Allah knows best.

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Eid on Friday Juma’ah

I have always understood that when Eid falls on the same day as the Friday Juma’ah, only one of the salat is observed, which is usually the Eid, and Zhur replaces the Juma’ah. But my experience this Eid Al-Adha gave a different understanding. Rather, both situations apply, in which you can either pray Eid, and Zhur instead of Juma’ah or pray both  Eid and Juma’ah.

I asked my friend who invited me for dinner on Eid day and she told me that the Imam can decide either way. I wanted to assure myself of this and I researched the following hadith in support of both situations. Alhamdulillah, for the guidance of Allah (swt) and I sure do learn something new from this Eid.

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