MAKE HAY WHEN THE SUN SHINES
We COMPLAIN of LITTLE or NO SUCCESS at all. Of course we will always complain because complain we must. The FORMULA is out and we STILL COMPLAIN. The present day Muslim is a real REWARD-CRAPT species. The Prophet ADVISED that one should NEVER MISS fasting the 3 DAYS in a month (the white days which fall on the 13th, 14th, 15th or thereby). The WISDOM behind it is a story for another day but do we fast it? If we were to CONDUCT a HEADCOUNT of the FASTERS of the white days, you WOULD BE AMAZED at how few they are. Read for yourself the benefits and the WISDOM BEHIND IT. The DHUHAA PRAYER is a real JEWEL. It OPEN GATES and gets you what was TOO RARE or very hard to get, but do we listen? Do we read? Do we even care to? Of COURSE when you RETIRE TO BED, thanks to EXHAUSTION, only 3 UNITS of prayer for WITR is actually not a BIG ASK. The NOBLE PROPHET ADVISED that we don’t sleep without it. It’s for our own SPIRITUAL GOOD. Our own PROTECTION and SUCCESS but do we care? ABU HUREIRAH CARED and took it SERIOUSLY. Today you read ALMOST HALF of the NARRATIONS from the Prophet Muhammad DIRECTLY from Abu Hureirah’s EFFORTS EXERTED in WITR, DHUHAA and fasts in the THREE WHITE days. DO THE MATH! FAST, FAST AND FAST SOME MORE, ITS HEALTHY AND SPIRITUALLY SMART.
حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو مَعْمَرٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْوَارِثِ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو التَّيَّاحِ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي أَبُو عُثْمَانَ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ أَوْصَانِي خَلِيلِي صلى الله عليه وسلم بِثَلاَثٍ صِيَامِ ثَلاَثَةِ أَيَّامٍ مِنْ كُلِّ شَهْرٍ، وَرَكْعَتَىِ الضُّحَى، وَأَنْ أُوتِرَ قَبْلَ أَنْ أَنَامَ.
Narrated Abu Huraira: My friend (the Prophet (ﷺ) ) advised me to observe three things: (1) to fast three days a month; (2) to pray two rak`at of Duha prayer (forenoon prayer); and (3) to pray witr before sleeping.
Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 1981
In-book reference : Book 30, Hadith 88