Friday, January 15, 2010
AHADEETH ON ECLIPSES
Assalamu alaykum wrahmatulahi wabarakatu
Don’t miss the solar eclipse in Singapore today! The solar eclipse is said to be the longest of its kind in the next 1,000 years.Solar eclipse will last for just over 11 minutes at its peak over the Indian Ocean. People in Singapore, please note:In Singapore, solar eclipse will last from about 3.10pm to 5.30pm, with the best viewing time at about 4.25pm..
AHADEETH ON ECLIPSES:
1.Hazrat Mughaira bin Shoba(R.A.) reports that in the lifetime of Rasulullah(sallallahu aliyhi wasallam)the sun eclipsed on the day on which (his son) Ibraheem died, so people said that the eclipse had occurred because of the death of Ibraheem.Rasulullah(sallallahu aliyhi wasallam) upon it, observed that:
" The solar or lunar eclipse did not take place because of the death or birth of anyone (but it was the sign of the Power and Splendour of Allah). Thus, when you see the eclipse, offer salaat and remember Allah much." (BUKHARI, MUSLIM)
During the lifetime of Rasulullah(sallallahu aliyhi wasallam) the sun was totally eclipsed on the day his infant son Ibraheem(R.A.),died at the age of about 1 and half years. Some authorities also say that this took place in 10 A.H. in Rabi-ul-Awwal. Nevertheless, Rasulullah(sallallahu aliyhi wasallam) mentioned that, the sun or moon are two signs of Allah Ta'ala which do not eclipse on account of the birth or death of anyone.When such an event occurs, one should turn to Allah Ta'ala and beseech Him for mercy and forgiveness with deep devotion.Increase the recitation of Subhanallah,Allhamdu-lillah,Allahu-Akbar and Istighfaar.
2. Ayesha(R.A.) reports that Rasulullah(sallallahu aliyhi wasallam) made a prolonged prostration(sajda) at the time of the eclipse.Afterwards he went away while the sun shone fully.He addressed the people and praised Allah and eulogised Him and the said: Verily the sun and moon are signs of Allah.They do not eclipse for the death of anybody,nor after his birth.So when you see that,read Takbir,send blessings and give alms(charity).
Then he said: O People,there is none who is more enraged than Allah(to see) His servant commits fornication. O People,had you known what I know,you would certainly laughed little and wept much. (AGREED)
3. Abu Musa(R.A.) reported that the sun(once) eclipsed.ThenRasulullah(sallallahu aliyhi wasallam) stood with horror fearing that the Hour had come.He came to the masjid and prayed with the longest of standing,bowing(ruku) and prostrating(sajda) which I did never see him doing before. He said: These are signs which Allah sends not for death of anybody,nor for his birth but He produces dread therewith His servants.So when you see anything of that,hasten to remember Him and seek forgiveness from Him. (MUSLIM)
4. Abdur-Rahman-bi-Samurah(R.A.) reports that,there was a solar eclipse,when he hurried to Rasulullah(sallallahu aliyhi wasallam) to enquire what has been revealed about the eclipse of the sun.Then I came to him,while he was in prayer,raising his hands.;he began to read Tasbih,Tahlil,Takbir and Tahmid and invoke Allah till he became tired of it.When he was tired of it,he read two chapters(surahs) and prayed two rakaats. (MUSLIM)
5. Asthma -bin-Abu Bakr(R.A.) reported that Rasulullah(sallallahu aliyhi wasallam) ordered manumission of slaves at the time of the solar eclipse.
3.WHAT TO DO DURING A SOLAR ECLIPSE:
During the eclipse of the sun(ie.solar eclipse), it is sunnat to perform two rakaats of nafl salaat,called Salaatul Khusuf. This salaat will be done in Jamaat without azaan and iqaamat.People will be informed of this Jamaat through means other than azaan.
Take the opportunity of:
2.Think,ponder and Fear the Day of Judgement
3.Recite Subhanallah,Allhamdu-lillah,Allahu-Akbar abundantly.
4.Recite Istighfaar profusely.
4.WHAT TO DO DURING A LUNAR(MOON) ECLIPSE:
At the time of an eclipse of the moon(ie.lunar eclipse) it also sunnat to perform two rakaats of Salaatul Khusuf.
Article taken (with Thanks) from alislaahpublications.