Three of the Best Hours of the Day!

September 15, 2008

The best three daily hours in the month of Ramadan and any other months. Don’t you want to take advantage of them?

  1. The first hour of the day, after Fajr prayer.
    Anas [may Allah be pleased with him], narrated that the Prophet [sallal laahu alaihi wa sallam] said, “Whoever prays Fajr in congregation, then sits down and remembers Allah until the sun rises, then prays two rak’ahs, his reward is like the reward of Hajj and Umrah; complete, complete, complete.”
  2. The last hour of the day, before Maghrib.
    This hour is often missed by the faster because of being involved in preparing of the Iftaar, but this should not be the case for a Muslim who is eager to attain the greatest amount of rewards; as these brief moments before Maghrib are most precious and valuable. They are of the very best times for supplicating to Allah and asking Him, as mentioned in the hadeeth about the three people whose supplication Allah will always answer: the supplication of the person who is fasting, the oppressed person, and the person who is travelling. (At-Tirmidhi)
  3. The time of Suhoor [just before the dawn breaks].
    Suhoor is the time before Fajr; Allah says, “And those who seek forgiveness at the time of Suhoor” (Translations of the Meaning of Aale Imraan, 3:17 and Az-Zaari’yaat, 51:18)

So be vigilant about this valuable time, and fill it with Du’aas and seek forgiveness until the Adhaan of Fajr. Since we are in the month of Ramadan we should especially strive to take advantage of these spiritual moments and strengthen our connection with Allah [subhaa nahu wa ta’ala].

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6 Responses to “Three of the Best Hours of the Day!”

  1. uneekmuslimah Says:

    Assalamualikum,

    Jazak Allah Khairan for visiting my blog and for the dua. May Allah(SWT) accept our little efforts. Ameen.

    Masha Allah your blogs very nice too. May Allah(SWT) reward you immensely for your efforts to spread the truth. Ameen.

  2. uneekmuslimah Says:

    Sorry I forgot to ask you could you pls give the refrence to the first hadith ……

    Jazak Allah Khairan

  3. Redwan Ahmed Says:

    Assalamu Alaykum, uneekmuslimah

    The reference to the first hadith is:

    Allah (Glorified be He) says in the Holy Qur’an:

    They ask thee about the (final) Hour – when will be its appointed time? Say: “The knowledge thereof is with my Lord (alone): None but He can reveal as to when it will occur. Heavy were its burden through the heavens and the earth. Only, all of a sudden will it come to you.” They ask thee as if thou Wert eager in search thereof: Say: “The knowledge thereof is with God (alone), but most men know not.”

    Surah 7 Verse 187

    Only those wish to hasten it who believe not in it: those who believe hold it in awe, and know that it is the Truth. Behold, verily those that dispute concerning the Hour are far astray.

    Surah 42 Verse 18

    There are many hadiths on the Last Day and the Judgment:

    The Prophet (pbuh) said, holding up his index and middle fingers:

    ‘The times of my coming and the Hour are close like these two fingers.’

    In another report he said:

    ‘The Hour has almost come before me.’

    This indicates that, we of the present day are not far away from the Hour. But, Allah alone knows the exact time of the Great Hour and He has not revealed it to anyone.

    The Prophet (pbuh) said:

    ‘There are five things which nobody knows except Allah.’

    Then, he recited:

    Verily the knowledge of the Hour is with God (alone). It is He Who sends down rain, and He Who knows what is in the wombs. Nor does any one know what it is that he will earn on the morrow: Nor does any one know in what land he is to die. Verily with God is full knowledge and He is acquainted (with all things).

    Surah 31 Verse 34

    When Angel Jibreel (pbuh) came to the Prophet (pbuh) in the guise of a Bedouin to ask him about Islam, iman (faith) and ihsan (excellence of faith), the Prophet answered his questions. But when he asked him about the Hour, he said:

    ‘The one questioned about it knows no better than the questioner’

    `Abdullah ibn Mas’ud – the companion of the prophet -reported that the Prophet said:

    ‘Islam began as something strange, and it will revert to being strange as it was in the beginning; so happy news for the strangers.’

    Someone asked, ‘Who are the strangers?’ He said, ‘The ones who break away from their tribes for the sake of Islam.’ (Reference: Collection of hadiths by Ibn Majah)

    ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said:

    ‘If my ummah (nation) bears fifteen traits, tribulation will befall it.’ Someone asked, ‘What are they, O Messenger of Allah?’ He said, ‘When any gain is shared out only among the rich, with no benefit to the poor; when a trust becomes a means of making a profit; when paying zakat (alms) becomes a burden; when a man obeys his wife and disobeys his mother; and treats his friend kindly whilst shunning his father; when voices are raised in the mosques; when the leader of a people is the worst of them; when people treat a man with respect because they fear some evil he may do; when much wine is drunk; when men wear silk; when female singers and musical instruments become popular; when the last ones of this ummah curse the first ones – then let them expect a red wind, or the earth to swallow them, or to be transformed into animals.’ (Reference: Collection of hadiths by Tirmidhi)

    Also `Abdullah ibn `Umar said that the Prophet (pbuh) said:

    ‘O Muhajirun, (emigrants from Mecca to Medina) you may be afflicted by five things; God forbid that you should live to see them. If fornication should become widespread, you should realize that this has never happened without new diseases befalling the people, which their forebears never suffered. If people should begin to cheat in weighing out goods, you should realize that this has never happened without drought and famine befalling the people, and their rulers oppressing them. If people should withhold zakat, you should realize that this has never happened without the rain being stopped from falling; and were it not for the animals’ sake, it would never rain again. If people should break their covenant with Allah and His Messenger, you should realize that his has never happened without Allah sending an enemy against them, to take some of their possessions by force. If the leaders do not govern according to the Book of Allah, you should realize that this has never happened without Allah making them into groups and making them fight one another.’ (Reference: Collection of hadiths by Ibn Majah)

    ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib also reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said:

    ‘The Hour will come when leaders are oppressors, when people believe in the stars and reject al-qadar (the divine decree of destiny), when a trust becomes a way of making a profit, when people give to charity (sadaqah) reluctantly, when adultery becomes widespread – when this happens, then your people will perish.’

    Here are a few other signs of the Last Day, mentioned by the Prophet (pbuh):

    1. Barefooted shepherds will compete in owning tall buildings
    2. Wine (intoxicants) will be consumed in great quantities
    3. Earthquakes will increase
    4. Bloodshed will increase
    5. Power will be in the hands of those who do not deserve it
    6. Women will far outnumber men
    7. Arabia will become a land of gardens and rivers

    There are a number of other signs too that come right before the end of time like sunrise from the West and the discovery of talking animals.

    Judgment day, however is something, which we will all come to know potentially very soon. As soon as you die, the Day of Judgment starts for you, and you could die at any moment. This should be our utmost concern. But this must not make us fail to seek good in this world. We should live for the next world as if we were going to die in the next moment, but we should also live for this world as though we were going to live forever.

    Allah knows best.

  4. RaiulBaztepo Says:

    Hello!
    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

  5. PiterKokoniz Says:

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    Piter Kokoniz, from Latvia


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