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Tremondous Du’a – Seeking refuge with Allaah from Evil People around you

Tremondous Du'a - Seeking refuge with Allaah from Evil People around you

Today we had our brother Abdullah Jamaal ‘Abbaas, one of the students of Sheikh Muhammad Sa’eed Rslan (may Allah preserve him and his family), come into the studio today to read this du’aa.  Please listen to it and try to repeat it as best you can.

Memorize it!  You can do it n’shaa Allah.

May Allah bless and accept you.

اللهمَّ إني أعوذ بكَ من جارِ السُّوءِ ، ومن زوج تشيِّبني قبلَ المشيبِ ، ومن ولد يكونُ عليّ رَبّاً، ومن مالٍ يكونُ عَليّ عذاباً ، ومن خليلٍ ماكرٍ عينُه تراني ، وقلبُه يرعاني ؛ إنْ رأى حسنةً دفنَها ، وإذا رأى سيئّئةً أذاعَها

Abu Hurayrah (radee’Allaahu anhu) said that from his (Messenger of Allaah, sallAllaahu alayhee wa aalehee wasalam) supplications were:

“Oh Allaah, I seek refuge with you

  • from an evil neighbour; and
  • from a wife who causes me to grow old before old age; and
  • from a son who will become a master over me; and
  • from wealth which will become a punishment for me; and
  • from a cunning friend whose gaze is upon me & whose heart is plotting & planning against me, such that if he sees something good, he buries it & if he sees something bad he spreads it.”

(The transliteration of which is:

“Allahumma innee a’udhu bika min Jaaris Suu, wa min zawjin tashayyabanee qablal masheeb, wa min waladin yakoonu alaiyya rabban, wa min maalin yakoonu alaiyya ‘adhaaban, wa min khaleelin maakirin, ‘ainuhu taraanee, wa qalbuhu yar’aanee, in yaraa hasanatan dafanahaa, wa in yaraa sayyi’a’tan adhaa’ahaa“

(Collected by At Tabaraani in ‘Ad Dua’ (3/1425/1339) and its chain is declared ‘Jayyid’ (Good) by Shaikh Al Albaani in silsilatul Ahaadeethus Saheehah (No#3137)

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Scholarly comments on morning and evening (dhikr) timings

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

The author (may Allah have mercy on him) said: Chapter on dhikr in the morning and the evening.

What he meant by morning and evening was at the beginning of the day, and at the end of the day and the beginning of the night. The morning begins when dawn breaks and ends when the sun has risen at the forenoon. And the evening begins with ‘Asr prayer and ends with ‘Isha’ prayer or thereabouts.

 End quote from Sharh Riyadh as-Saaliheen

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

Chapter on remembering Allah (dhikr) at the two ends of the day (as mentioned in Hud 11:114), which are the times between Fajr and sunrise, and between ‘Asr and Maghrib. Allah, may He be glorified and exalted) says:

“O you who believe! Remember Allah with much remembrance. And glorify His Praises morning and afternoon” [al-Ahzaab 33:41-42]. The “afternoon”: al-Jawhari said: This is the time after ‘Asr until Maghrib. And Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “and glorify the praises of your Lord in the ‘Ashiy (i.e. the time period after the midnoon till sunset) and in the Ibkaar (i.e. the time period from early morning or sunrise till before midnoon)” [Ghaafir 40:55].

The ibkaar is the beginning of the day and the ‘ashiy is the end of the day. And Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “and glorify the praises of your Lord before the rising of the sun, and before its setting” [Ta-Ha 20:130]. This interpretation is what is mentioned in the hadeeths about saying such and such in the morning and evening. What is meant is before the sun rises and before it sets. Therefore the time for these adhkaar is after Fajr and after ‘Asr.

End quote from al-Waabil as-Sayyib, p. 127

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O my Lord! Make me one who performs As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât ), and (also) from my Offspring

Du’a of Prophet Ibrahim ( alaihi as-salam)

Rabbi ij`alnee muqeema as-salaati wa min thurreeyyatee
Rabbanaa wa taqabbal du`aa

O my Lord! Make me one who performs As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât ),
and (also) from my offspring, Our Lord!
And accept my invocation

[Surah Ibrahim: 14:40]

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Asking Allaah for Taqwa and Purification of the Soul

Asking Allaah for Taqwa and Purification of the Soul

Allahumma, ‘aati nafsee taqwaaha, wa zakkihaa Anta khairu man zakkaahaa, Anta Waliyyuhaa wa Maulaaha
O Allah, grant my soul taqwa and purify it, You are the Best of those who purify it, You are its Protecting Friend and Guardian/Master.

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Haadith in English:

Zaid bin Arqam reported: I am not going to say anything but only that which Allah’s Messenger (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to say. He used to supplicate:” O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from incapacity, from sloth, from cowardice, from miserliness, decrepitude and from torment of the grave. O Allah, grant to my soul the sense of righteousness and purify it, for Thou art the Best Purifier thereof. Thou art the Protecting Friend thereof, and Guardian thereof.(اللَّهُمَّ آتِ نَفْسِي تَقْوَاهَا ، وَزَكِّها أنْتَ خَيْرُ مَنْ زَكَّاهَا ، أنْتَ وَلِيُّهَا وَمَوْلاَهَا )O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from the knowledge which does not benefit, from the heart that does not entertain the fear (of Allah), from the soul that does not feel contented and the supplication that is not responded.”

[Book Pertaining to the Remembrance of Allah, Supplication, Repentance and Seeking Forgiveness {Kitaab ad-dhikr wa duaa wa tawbah wal istighfaar}, Hadith 6568]

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Iblees comes and says: ‘How much did you call upon Him and did not see any response?’

After repenting from sins
Source: Sayd ul-Khaatir; Chapter 249, p. 343
Asaheeha Translations

“I worship (Allaah) by making du’aa, and I am certain that the answer will come”

Shaykh Ibn aj-Jawzee (rahimahullaah) says:

“If you fall into a hardship that is hard to be free from, you can’t (do anything) but make du’aa and take refuge in Allaah, after repenting from sins, because sins necessitate punishment, so if they disappear by repentance from them, the reason (for punishment) is lifted. So if you repented and made du’aa, and did not see any trace of response, then look into your affair. Maybe the repentance was not sound, so correct it then make du’aa and don’t become tired of making du’aa. Maybe the good is in delaying the response, and maybe the good is not in responding, so you will be rewarded and responded by being referred to what benefits you, and it would be beneficial for you to not be given what you requested, but rather to be given other than it as a replacement.

So if iblees comes and says: ‘How much did you call upon Him and did not see any response?’ Then say: ‘I worship (Allaah) by making du’aa, and I am certain that the answer will come. But maybe its delay is due to some good, and even if it doesn’t happen, worship and humility takes place.’ So take care not to ask for something except by combining it with asking for that which is good, because the occurrence of many a wish from the dunyaa was a cause for destruction.”

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When to say: “The Decree of Allaah, He does whatever He wills”

Supplication when stricken with a mishap or overtaken by an affair

Supplication when stricken with a mishap or overtaken by an affair

Qadarullaahi wa maa shaa’a fa ‘ala
It is the Decree of Allaah and He does whatever He wills [1]

[1] The strong believer is better and more beloved to Allaah, than the weak believer and there is goodness in both. Strive for that which will benefit you, seek help from Allaah and do not despair. If a mishap should happen to befall you then do not say ‘ If only I had acted….such and such would have happened’. Rather say:     ‘Allaah has decreed and what He wills, He does’.    … for verify ‘If’ lets in the work of the devil.’ [Sahih Muslim 4/2052]

Source : Hisn al Muslim, Said al Qahtaani


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How to Seek Allaah’s protection for Children

Placing childen under Allah’s protectionU’eethukumaa bikalimaatil-laahit-taam-mati min kulli shaitaanin wa haam-matin, wa min kulli ‘ainin laammatin
‘I seek refuge for you two with Allaah’s perfect words from every Shaytaan (devil) and poisonous creature and every evil eye.’

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Seeking Refuge from the Evil Eye for Children
Compiled & Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

From Ibn Abbas who said the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam used to seek refuge for al-Hassan and al-Hussein, he would say:

‘I seek refuge for you two with Allaah’s perfect words from every Shaytaan (devil) and poisonous creature and every evil eye.’

He sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said that this is how Ibrahim used to seek refuge for Ishaaq and Ismaeel.’
[Collected by Bukhari & Tirmidhi with the extra wording, authenticated by Albaani]

An Explanation:

Abul Ulaa AbdurRahmaan al-Mubarakfooree -Rahimullaah- said:

‘Allaah’s words’: ‘It has been said that they are the Qur’aan and it has also been said they are Allaah’s names.’

‘Perfect’:  ‘Al-Jazari said: ‘Indeed Allaah’s speech has been described as being Perfect, because it is not permissible for any of His speech to have deficiency or fault like there is in the speech of people.’

‘It has been said that the meaning of ‘Perfect’ here is that it benefits the one seeking refuge with these ‘Perfect words’, and protect him from illnesses and this would be sufficient for him.’

‘Poisonous creature’:   ‘Every type of creature that kills with poison. And it is possible that it could mean any crawling animal even if it does not kill, like insects.’

‘Evil eye’:  ‘From every evil type of affliction from the eye.’

[Taken from: ‘Tuhfahtul Ahawadhi’ an explanation of Sunan at-Tirmidhi]

 How to Seek Refuge from the Evil Eye for Children
By the  Muhaddith, Shaykh, Allamaa’  Muhammad Nasir uddeen al-Albaani -Rahimullaah-
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

Shaykh al-Albaani was asked over the phone:

Phone rings.

Shaykh:  yes!

Caller: Aslaamu alaykum.

Shaykh: Wa alaykum as-Salaam.

Caller:   O Shaykh regarding ‘I seek refuge for you two with Allaah’s perfect words from every Shaytaan (devil) and poisonous creature and every evil eye.’ Is this said three consecutive times or just once?

Shaykh:   No, it is mentioned once, however if it appears to the one saying this Dua’ that he needs to repeat it without specifying three times, then there is no problem with that.

Caller:      and should he place his hand on the head of the one sought refuge for?

Shaykh:       Yes, yes!

Caller:         Even in congregation, if it is a group of children together, how can he place his hand upon all of them?

Shaykh:       He should place his two hands on two of the children, then repeat this on the rest of the children.

Caller:         Right hand and left hand, with both hands?

Shaykh:  Yes, yes.

Caller:    Regarding the hadeeth that the Messenger sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam

would not sleep until he recited Soorah Mulk, al – Isra, Zumar, and Sajdah, is this when he lies down on his bed at night, or before he lies down?

Shaykh:  What is important is that he recites before he falls asleep, whether it is whilst he is sitting or lying then it is up to him’

[Taken from: ‘Silsilah Huda wa Noor’ tape No. 323 at 3:42mins]

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“Keep me and my sons away from worshiping idols” – Quranic Supplication

Keep me and my sons away from worshiping idols-quranic duaRabbij-‘al haazal-balada ‘aaminan wajnubnee wa baniyya ‘an na’budal-‘asnaam.
O my Lord! Make this city (Makkah) one of peace and security, and keep me and my sons away from worshipping idols [Soorah Ibraaheem (14):35]

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O Allah, benefit me with what You have taught me

O Allah, benefit me with what You have taught me

اللَّهُمَّ انْفَعْنِي بِمَا عَلَّمْتَنِي وَ عَلِّمْنِي مَا يَنْفَعُنِي وَ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا

Allaahum-manfa’nee bimā ‘allamtanee wa ‘allimnee mā yanfa’unee wa zidnee ‘ilmā

O Allah, benefit me with what You have taught me, and teach me that which benefit me, and increase me in knowledge.

Ibn Majah 1/92, see Sahih Ibn Majah 1/47

Translation Source: From the Book “Supplications & Treatment with Ruqyah” ,
Dr. Sa’eed bin Ali Al-Qahtani, Dar-us-Salam Publication

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Is it correct to ask Allaah to hurry when making dua?

Shaykh Fawzan answers

Question:

May Allah give you good. The sister says: I supplicate oh Shaykh, I supplicate to Allah saying: “Oh Allah verily I ask You to hasten for me marriage.”  Is asking Allah to hasten your dua from the reasons the dua will not be accepted?

Shaykh Fawzan: Requesting for Allah to hasten the dua is not from the reasons that dua will not be accepted.

When the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah are upon him, supplicated for rain he said:

Oh Allah! Pour down upon us a wholesome rain, now not later. [1]

This is because there is benefit in the supplication being hastened for the person.

As for being hasty in supplication it is for the person to say: “I supplicated and supplicated and I was not answered.” Thus they give up making dua. This is what is prohibited.

Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
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[1] Sunan Ibn Majah, Chapter 154. What Was Narrated Concerning Supplication For Rain, Hadith Number 1269

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The time Sayyidah Aaishah laughed such that her head fell into the lap of the Prophet (peace be upon him)

From Urwah that Aaishah said, “When I saw that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was in a pleasant mood I said, ‘O Prophet of Allaah! Supplicate to Allaah for me.’

He said, ‘O Allaah! Forgive Aaishah her sins of the past and the future and [any sins] she has kept hidden and what she has made public.’

So Aaishah laughed until her head fell into the lap of the Prophet of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم due to her laughter.

So he said, ‘Does my supplication please you?’

So she replied, ‘And why shouldn’t your supplication please me?’

So he said, ‘By Allaah! It is my supplication [which I make] for my nation in every prayer.’”

Silsilah | 2254 | Hasan

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Specific Du’a for Each Body Part in Wudhu’/Ablution ?? – Sheikh ibn Uthaymeen

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Yaa Hayyu yaa Qayyoomu Birahmatika ‘Astagheethu

Morning Evening Supplications

Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyoomu

Yaa Hayyu yaa Qayyoomu birahmatika ‘astagheethu
‘aslihlee sha’nee kullahu wa laa takilnee ‘ilaa nafsee tarfata ‘aynin

O Ever Living One, O Self-Subsisting and Supporter of all,
by Your Mercy I call on You to set right all my affairs.

Do not place me in charge of my soul even for the blinking of an eye (i.e a moment) [1]

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[1] Its chain of transmission is sound (Saheeh), Al-Haakim 1/545, see Albaani, Sahihut-Targhib wat-Tarhib, 1/273

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Allaahum-maghfir lee maa qaddamatu, wa maa ‘akhkhartu ..

Seeking Allaah’ forgiveness  after the last tashahhud and before salam

Seeking Allaah' forgiveness after the last tashahhud and before salamAllaahum-maghfir lee maa qaddamatu, wa maa ‘akhkhartu, wa maa ‘asrartu, wa maa a’lantu, wa maa ‘asraftu, wa maa ‘Anta a’lamu bihi minnee. ‘Antal-Muqaddimu (The One Who brings forward) wa ‘Antal-Mu’akhkhiru (The One Who puts back) laa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa Anta.
[Muslim 1/534]

“O Allah, forgive me for those sins which have come to pass as well as those which shall come to pass, and those I have committed in secret as well as those I have made public, and where I have exceeded all bounds as well as those things about which You are more knowledgeable. You are Al-Muqaddim and Al-Mu-akhkhir. None has the right to be worshipped except You.”

Note : al-Muqaddim (The One Who brings forward) , al-Mu’akhkhir (The One Who puts back) are the two names of Allaah

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The Supplication for When Things Become Difficult for a Person

The Supplication for When Things Become Difficult for a Person
Taken from ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah’
By the Muhaddith, Shaykh, Allamaa’ Muhammad Nasir uddeen al-Albaani
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

2886 – From Anas that The Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said:

‘O Allaah there is nothing that is easy except that You made it easy, and
You can make this difficulty easy if You so wish to’

اللهم لا سهلَ إلا ما جعلتَه سهلاً وأنتَ تجعلُ الحزنَ إذا شئتَ سهلاً

Allaahumma laa sahala illaa maa ja’alta sahlan wa anta taj’alul-huzna itha shitta sahlan

Collected by Ibn Hibban in ‘Saheeh’, Ibn Sunni, and ad-Deeya in ‘al-Mukhtar’ and shaykh Albani declared it Saheeh upon the conditions of Muslim.
[Taken from ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah’ vol.6 hadeeth nos. 2886 p.902]

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Whoever Does not Supplicate to Allaah, then Allaah is Angry with him

Taken from Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah, By Shaykh Muhadith Nasir as-Sunnah Muhammad Nasir- Deen Al-Albaani
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

No. 2654 – From Abu Hurairah from the Messenger-sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-:

‘Whoever does not supplicate (make Dua’) to Allaah, then Allaah is angry with him.’

Collected by Bukhari in ‘Adab al-Mufrad’, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, al-Hakim, Ahmad, Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Bayhaqi in ‘ash-Shawba’ and by Tabaraani. Albani declared it Hasan.

Shaykh Albaani brought a supporting hadeeth from an-Nu’maan –RadhiAllaahu anhu, the wording of which was:

‘Dua’ is worship’ then the Messenger-sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-: recited: << And your Lord said: ‘Call on Me, (and ask Me for anything) I will respond to your (invocation). Verily! Those who scorn My worship [i.e. do not invoke Me, and do not believe in My Oneness,] they will surely enter Hell in humiliation!>>

Collected by the collectors of the Sunnan and by other than them. Ibn Hibban, al-Hakim and Dhahabi authenticated it, as well as others.

It is researched in ‘Ahkaam al-Janaiz’, ‘Saheeh Abi Dawood’ and in ‘Rowda al-Nadeer’.

Shaykh Albaani comments:

‘And there is no doubt that staying away from Allaah’s -Ta’ala- worship due to arrogance and not making Dua’ to Him necessitates Allaah’s anger upon the one who does not make Dua’ to Him.  This hadeeth [of Nu’maan] is a strong support for the hadeeth of Abu Hurairah due its meaning and not from its chain.

Some of the ignorant Soofis have neglected these Ahadeeth or have pretended to neglect them.  They claim that making Dua’ to Allaah is inappropriate behaviour with Allaah, they have become affected with an Israeeli narration:

‘His knowledge of my condition spares me from asking from Him.’

So they were ignorant that when the slave of Allaah makes Dua’ to His Lord –Ta’ala- it is not the case that the slave of Allaah is informing Allaah –Subhanahu wa Ta’ala – his need of Him << He knows what is kept secret and that which is yet more hidden. >> rather it is the act of actualization of the Uboodeeyah of Allaah (servitude of worship) and the slave of Allaah’s need of Him and his own impoverishment.

[Taken from ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah’ vol.6 Hadeeth no. 2654 p.323-326]
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Making Dua in Sujood that Allaah teaches you the Qur’an

Making Dua (supplication) in Sujood (prostration) that Allaah teaches you the Qur’an
Shaykh Abdur-Rahman al-Ajlaan

Shaykh Abdur-Rahman al-Ajlaan – الشيخ عبد الرحمن العجلان

Question:

Is it correct for me to make Dua (supplication) to Allaah (Azza wa Jal) while I am prostrating that He teaches me the Noble Qur’an?

Answer:
Yes, O my brother.

Ask Allaah while you are prostrating for what you would love from the goodness of this world and the next world.

As for memorising the Qur’an then this is from the goodness of the next world. It is something by which the good deeds will be increased.

So, ask Allaah for this because the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “As for the bowing then glorify the Lord in it, as for the prostration do a lot of praying in it because it is being worthy of answered for you, meaning it is suitable that it will be answered for you.

And the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) said, “The closest the slave is to his Lord is when he is prostrating.”

So, make Dua a lot, ask Allaah for what you would love, from the goodness of this world and the next world.

Translation Source: Masjid Tawheed Wa Sunnah of Durham, North Carolina – mtws.posterous.com

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Our Lord! Pour forth on us patience, and set firm our feet and make us victorious over the disbelieving people

"Our Lord! Pour forth on us patience, and set firm our feet and make us victorious over the disbelieving people.''

Rabbanaa Afrigh Alaynaa Sabraw wa Thabbit Aqdaamanaa wan Surnaa alal Qawmil Kaafireen (Al Baqarah 250)

“Our Lord! Pour forth on us patience, and set firm our feet and make us victorious over the disbelieving people.”

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Advice to those who rush Tasbeeh(Dhikr) – by Shaykh Albani

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The above audio is transcribed and prepared by: Abu Summayah (Idiris ibn Ali)

The first issue; I see many of the people those who appear to be committed not only committed to the obligatory acts of worship rather also committed to the optional acts of worship. And those are fards which are recommended such as remembrance Allah after the prayer such as saying Tasbeeh (SubhanAllah), Tahmeed (Alhamdulilaah) and the Takbeer (Allahu Akbar) and things like this.

I see some of them when they want to work by the statement of the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam when he said – << Whoever says “SubhanAllah” after every prayer 33 times, and says “Alhamdulilaah” 33 times and  Allahu Akbar 33 times and then makes it a complete 100 by saying “Laa ilaaha ill-Allaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer”. Then he shall be forgiven for his sins even if they were like the foam of the ocean>>. And this narration is authentic for it was narrated by Imam Muslim in his Saheeh[1]

When they want to work by this hadeeth, you see some of them not even close to making a distinction with their tongue when saying “SubhanAllah” and “Alhamdulilaah” and “Allahu Akbar”. So what do you hear (and the shaykh starts imitating them by saying “SubhanAllah” very quickly). Have you seen like I have seen, I think you have. I’m not the only one here who seen this so what should we call this sabsabee (meaning what said in this fashion it cannot be called Tasbeeh). And then they go (the shaykh starts imitating them by saying “Alhamdulilaah” very quickly). This is not saying “SubhanAllah”, this is not saying Alhamdulilaah and then they go (the shaykh starts imitating them by saying Allahu Akbar very quickly). In an instance in a second, they have finished the entire 100.

The one who praises Allah hundred times in the afore mentioned manner, what is the reward for this? Allah will forgive him for his sins even if they were like the foam of the ocean?. Is the reward the same for the one who says it in a rush hared manner?, Allah forbid. Therefore it is upon us to take our time and be deliberate and to say “SubhanAllah”, “SubhanAllah”, “SubhanAllah”, “Alhamdulilaah”, “Alhamdulilaah” up until the end..

I do not intend by my speech which I’m about to say to prevent the people from saying SubhanAllah 33 times and praising Allah as is found in the remaining part of the hadeeth. Rather I only intend to bring something for those who rush, something which is Islamically better for them and easier for them to do.

And I think you will be hearing this hadeeth for the very first time or at least some of you will be hearing it for the first time. It is very important hadeeth and it is also hadeeth which is authentic and has collected by Imam An-Naasa’i and Hakim and other then them and has been narrated from two companions with two authentic chains of narrations [2]

A man from the companions of the Prophet sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam saw a person in his dream and the person asked him a question – he said “What have you been taught by the Messenger” he said he had taught us “SubhanAllah” and then he mentioned the number we already clarified in the previous hadeeth. And so the person said to the person who is having the dream, make it 25, make it 25 meaning say “SubhanAllah walhamdulillaah, walaa ilaaha illal Allah, wallaahu Akbar” 25 times, say all 4 of them together 25 times. So instead of the person counting out 100, how will he count? He will count out 25 and by counting out 25 like this it’s going to force the person to go slow and he will not be able to rush like the rushing that we have severely criticised. So regardless of how fast the person tries to rush saying “SubhanAllah” he will not be able to because after that he has to say “Alhamdulilaah” so regardless how much he wants to rush, he’s going to have to pronounce the phrases in a more compete manner than if he were to say (the shaykh starts saying “SubhanAllah” very quickly). Just as the one who wants to praise Allah by saying La illaha illa Allah, La illaha illa Allah, La illaha illa Allah and then after a while you hear them praising Allah and it has become Allaah, Allaah, Allaah.. (the Shaykh starts saying Allah, Allah, Allah very quick)

Therefore this is a protection for those individuals who rush after the prayer in making the Tasbeeh and making the Tahmeed. When they do in the manner which is mentioned in the first hadeeth, they rush it so it is upon them to join these four phrases together and to say them 25 times so they will say  “SubhanAllah walhamdulillaah, walaa ilaaha illal Allah, wallaahu Akbar”. They will say this 25 times and this is better according to the text of the hadeeth because this person saw in his dream and there could be a dream which is confused and we aren’t the people who can explain dreams so we don’t know the explanation of it but this man, he saw a vision and he narrated this to the Prophet sallalahu alaihi wa sallam and so his answer to him was “then do it like this, then do it like this”

So now we have a fiqh question, is this abrogating the first hadeeth saying SubhanAllah 33 times, Alhamdulilaah 33 times, Allahu Akbar 33 times and to the end of the hadeeth. No. this is not abrogating it but rather it is a preference, so if the person when he is finished his prayer is able to say the remembrance 33 times in a calm, deliberate manner then there is nothing preventing him from doing this but it will be better to combine these 4 phrases together and say them 25 times “SubhanAllah walhamdulillaah, walaa ilaaha illal Allah, wallaahu Akbar” ..  like this 25 times and this will be better then what appears in the first hadeeth.

Footnotes:
[1] Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) as saying:If anyone extols Allah after every prayer thirty-three times, and praises Allah thirty-three times, and declares His Greatness thirty-three times, ninety-nine times in all, and says to complete a hundred:” There is no god but Allah, having no partner with Him, to Him belongs sovereignty and to Him is praise due, and He is Potent over everything,” his sins will be forgiven even If these are as abundant as the foam of the sea. [Sahih Muslim in the Book of Prayers]

حَدَّثَنِي عَبْدُ الْحَمِيدِ بْنُ بَيَانٍ الْوَاسِطِيُّ، أَخْبَرَنَا خَالِدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، عَنْ سُهَيْلٍ، عَنْ أَبِي عُبَيْدٍ الْمَذْحِجِيِّ، – قَالَ مُسْلِمٌ أَبُو عُبَيْدٍ مَوْلَى سُلَيْمَانَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْمَلِكِ – عَنْ عَطَاءِ بْنِ يَزِيدَ اللَّيْثِيِّ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ”‏ مَنْ سَبَّحَ اللَّهَ فِي دُبُرِ كُلِّ صَلاَةٍ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ وَحَمِدَ اللَّهَ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ وَكَبَّرَ اللَّهَ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ فَتِلْكَ تِسْعَةٌ وَتِسْعُونَ وَقَالَ تَمَامَ الْمِائَةِ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ غُفِرَتْ خَطَايَاهُ وَإِنْ كَانَتْ مِثْلَ زَبَدِ الْبَحْرِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

[2] It was narrated from Ibn ‘Umar radi-Allah an’ that : A man saw in a dream that it was said to him: “What does your Prophet (salalahu alaihi salam) command you to do?” He said: “He commanded us to say Tasbih thirty-three times following the prayer, and to say the tahmid thirty-three times, and to say the takbir thirty-four times, and that makes one-hundred.” He said: Say the tasbih twenty-five times and say the tahmid twenty-five times and say the takbir twenty-five times and say the tahlil twenty-five times, and that will make one hundred.” The following morning he told the Prophet (salalahu alaihi salam) about that and the Messenger of Allah (salalahu alaihi salam) said: “Do what the Ansari said.” (Hasan) [Sunan An-Nasa’i in the book of forgetfulness of Prayer). There is also another narration of the hadeeth by Zaid ibn Thabit
أَخْبَرَنَا عُبَيْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ عَبْدِ الْكَرِيمِ أَبُو زُرْعَةَ الرَّازِيُّ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ يُونُسَ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْفُضَيْلِ بْنِ عِيَاضٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ بْنِ أَبِي رَوَّادٍ، عَنْ نَافِعٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، أَنَّ رَجُلاً، رَأَى فِيمَا يَرَى النَّائِمُ قِيلَ لَهُ بِأَىِّ شَىْءٍ أَمَرَكُمْ نَبِيُّكُمْ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ أَمَرَنَا أَنْ نُسَبِّحَ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ وَنَحْمَدَ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ وَنُكَبِّرَ أَرْبَعًا وَثَلاَثِينَ فَتِلْكَ مِائَةٌ ‏.‏ قَالَ سَبِّحُوا خَمْسًا وَعِشْرِينَ وَاحْمَدُوا خَمْسًا وَعِشْرِينَ وَكَبِّرُوا خَمْسًا وَعِشْرِينَ وَهَلِّلُوا خَمْسًا وَعِشْرِينَ فَتِلْكَ مِائَةٌ فَلَمَّا أَصْبَحَ ذَكَرَ ذَلِكَ لِلنَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ”‏ افْعَلُوا كَمَا قَالَ الأَنْصَارِيُّ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

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Ask Allaah a Lasting Faith

Mu’âwiyah b. Qurrah reports that Abû Al-Dardâ` used to say,

“We ask Allâh for a lasting faith (îmân), true certainty and beneficial knowledge.”ask-Allah-lasting-faith-dua

Nas alullaaha eemaanan daayiman, wa yaqeenan saadhiqan, wa ilman naafiyan

Mu’âwiyah b. Qurrah then said,

“So this indicates that there is a type of faith that does not last, and a type of certainty that is not true, and a type of knowledge that is not beneficial.”

Ibn Battah, Al-Ibânah Al-Kubrâ Vol. 2 p498.

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Du’aa of Light (Noor)

Invocation for going to the Masjid

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Allaahummaj’al fee qalbee nooran, wa fee lisaanee nooran, wa fee sam’ee nooran, wa fee basaree nooran, wa min fawqee nooran, wa min tahtee nooran, wa ‘an yameenee nooran, wa ‘an shimaalee nooran, wa min ‘amaamee nooran, wa min khalfee nooran, waj’al fee nafsee nooran, wa ‘a’dhim lee nooran, wa ‘adhdhim lee nooran. Waj’al lee nooran, waj’alnee nooran. Allaahumma ‘a’tinee nooran, waj’al fee ‘asabee nooran, wa fee lahmee nooran, wa fee damee nooran, wa fee sha’ree nooran, wa fee basharee nooran.[1]

[Allaahummaj’al lee nooran fee qabree, wa nooran fee ‘idhaamee.][2]
[Wa zidnee nooran, wa zidnee nooran, wa zidnee nooran.][3]
[Wa hab lee nooran ‘alaa noor.] [4]

O Allah, place light in my heart, and on my tongue light, and in my ears light and in my sight light, and above me light, and below me light, and to my right light, and to my left light, and before me light and behind me light. Place in my soul light. Magnify for me light, and amplify for me light. Make for me light, and make me light. O Allaah, grant me light, and place light in my nerves, and in my body light and in my blood light and in my hair light and in my skin light.[1]

[O Allaah, make for me a light in my grave… and a light in my bones.] [2]
[Increase me in light, increase me in light, increase me in light.] [3]
[Grant me light upon light] [4]

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[1] Up to this point was reported by Al-Bukhaari 11/116 (Hadith no. 6316) and by Muslim 1/526, 529-530 (Hadith no. 763)
[2] At-Tirmidhi 5/483 (Hadith no. 3419)
[3] Al-Bukhaari in Al-‘Adaab Al-Mufrad (Hadith no. 695), p. 258. See also Al-Albaani, Sahih Al-‘Adab Al-Mufrad (no. 536)
[4] Al-Bukhaari, cf. Al-Asqalaani, Fathul-Baari 11/118

It is one of the Supplications Prophet (Peace be upon him) used to supplicate in Sujood

The Adhkaar of Sujood - asking for light in Sajda

«O Allaah! Place light in my heart; [and light in my tongue;] and place light in my hearing; and place light in my seeing; and place light from below me; and place light from above me, and light on my right, and light on my left; and place light ahead of me; and place light behind me; [and place light in my self;] and make the light greater for me»[125]

[125] Muslim, Abu `Awaanah and Ibn Abee Shaybah (12/106/2, 112/1).

Source : The Adhkaar of Sujood – The Prophet’s Prayer Described – from the beginning to the end as though you see it – by Shaykh Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee

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Invoking Allaah to Reward Someone You have Spoken ill to

اللهُمَّ فأَيُّمَا مُؤْمِنٍ سَبَبْتُهُ فَاجْعَلْ ذَلِكَ لهُ قُرْبةً إليكَ يَوْمَ القِيَامةِ

Allaahumma fa’ayyummaa mu`minin sababtuhu faj’al dhaalika lahu qurbatan ‘ilaika yawmal-qiyaamah

Oh Allaah, whomever of the believers I have abused, give him the reward of a sacrificial slaughter for it on the Day of Resurrection

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(Al-Bukharee; Fat-H al-Baari 11/171; Muslim 4/2007 – the wording in Muslim is: ‘make it a purification for him and a source of mercy.’)

Source: Hisnul Muslim (Fortress of the Muslim) – du’a # 230

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Seeking Allah’s forgiveness a hundred times a day

Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) said: We counted Messenger’s saying a hundred times during one single sitting:

Rabb-ighfir lee, wa tub `alayya, innaka Antat-Tawwabur-RaheemRabb-ighfir lee, wa tub `alayya, innaka Antat-Taawwabur-Raheem.
My Rubb! Forgive me and pardon me. Indeed, You are the Oft-Returning with compassion and Ever Merciful.”
[Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi]

Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He who says:

`Astaghfir ullah-alladhi la ilaha illa Huwal-Haiyul-Qayyumu, wa atubu ilaihi‘Astaghfirullah al-lathee laa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa Huwal Hayyul Qayyoomu wa ‘atoobu ‘ilayhi.
‘I seek the forgiveness of Allah, Whom there is none worthy of worship except Him, the Living, the Self-Subsisting and Supporter of all, and I turn to Him in repentance.’

his sins will be forgiven even if he should have run away from the battlefield (while he was engaged in fighting for the Cause of Allah).”
[Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhi and Al-Hakim (on conditions of Al-Bukhari and Muslim for accepting Hadith)].

–  Allaah’s  Messenger (Sallalaahu alaihi wa sallam) said:

“By Allaah, I seek the forgiveness of Allaah, and repent to Him more than seventy times in a day.”[1]

“O poeple, repent to Allaah, for I verily repent to Him one hundred times a day.” [2]

“It is a heavy thing for my heart if I do not seek Allaah’s forgiveness a hundred times a day.”[3]

[1] (Al-Bukhaari, cf. Al-Asqalaani, Fathul-Baari 11/101.]
[2] (Muslim 4/2076)
[3] Muslim 4/2075. Ibn ‘Athir explains that the prophet (peace be upon him) was always vigilant in his remembrance and drawing near to Allaah, and if he forgot to do any of what he normally did from time to time, or it slipped his mind, he felt as if he had wronged himself and so he would begin to seek the forgiveness of Allaah. See Jaami’ul-‘Usool 4/386.

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Seeking Refuge from Four Things Before the Dua’ in Tashahud

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Allaahumma ‘innee a’oothu bika min ‘adhaabil-qabri, wa min ‘adhaabi Jahannama, wa min fitnatil-Mahyaa wal Mamaati, wa min sharri Fitnatil-Maseehid-Dajjal

O Allah, I take refuge in You from the punishment of the grave, from the torment of the Fire, from the trials and tribulations of life and death and from the evil affliction of Al-Maseeh Ad-Dajjal

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The below was taken from Fatwas of Nur `Ala Al-Darb  alifta.net

The majority of scholars held the view that this Du`a’ (supplication) falls under the category of stressed Sunnah. It was been reported on the authority of Tawus, one of the great Tabi`un (Followers, the generation after the Companions of the Prophet) that this Du`a’ is obligatory. Tawus is also reported to have ordered his son to repeat his Salah when he knew that he did not recite this Du`a’. This indicates that such Du`a’ is a stressed Sunnah, which the Mu’min should not miss in obligatory or voluntary Salah.

People are subject to trials in their lives and after death. One may commit sins or Bid`ah (innovation in Islam), or be exposed to Kufr (disbelief) in Allah’s Religion. One might be tempted with wealth, lusts, sins, or evil company, and commit acts which displease Allah, whether it be Kufr, Bid`ah, or sins during their lives or at their death. We ask Allah to grant us protection from it. One may be tested with the trial of Al-Masih-ul-Dajjal if they live during the time when he appears. Al-Masih-ul-Dajjal will appear at the end of time, claiming to be a prophet and lord of all creation. Many people will follow him. We seek refuge with Allah from this. They will be doomed because of their following him. One should ask the Lord to protect them from these trials, because they do not know whether they will be saved or not. Therefore, one must ask Allah to protect them from the torment of Hellfire, the punishment of the grave, the trials of life and death and the trial of Al-Masih-ul-Dajjal. Everyone is in need of this Du`a’ so that they will not be tried in their life or upon dying; and so that they will not experience the trial of Al-Masih-ul-Dajjal if they happen to live at the time when he appears. We ask Allah to save us from this.

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Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents, and the believers on the Day of Reckoning

Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents, and (all) the believers on the Day of ReckoningRabbanagh-fir lee wali waalidayya wa lilmu’mineena Yawma yaqoomul-hisaab

“Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents, and (all) the believers on the Day when the reckoning will be established” (Surah Ibraheem 14:41)

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Tafsir Ibn Kathir – Surah Ibraheem 14:41

(Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents,) Ibrahim said this before he declared himself innocent from his father, after he became sure that he was an enemy of Allah,

(and the believers), all of them,

(on the Day when the reckoning will be established.) on the Day when You will reckon Your servants and recompense or reward them for their deeds – good for good and evil for evil.

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Du’aa Al-Istikhaarah – Read, Listen and Learn

Supplication for seeking guidance in forming a decision or choosing the proper course (Al-Istikhaarah)

Jabir bin Abdullaah –RadhiAllaahu anhu- said the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- used to teach us al-Istikharah (a prayer said for seeking blessings in carrying out a decision) for all matters, just like he used to teach us a chapter from the Qur’aan, he would say: If any of you intends to undertake a matter then he should pray two Rakah other than an obligatory prayer then he should say :

Al-IstikhaarahAllaahumma ‘innee ‘astakheeruka bi ‘ilmika, wa ‘astaqdiruka bi qudratika, wa as’aluka min fadhlikal-‘Adheemi, fa ‘innaka taqdiru wa laa ‘aqdiru, wa ta’lamu, wa laa ‘a’lamu, wa ‘Anta ‘Allaamul Ghuyoobi, Allaahumma in kunta ta’lamu ‘anna haadhal-amra – [then mention the thing to be decided] khayrun lee fee deenee wa ma’aashee wa ‘aaqibati ‘amree – [or say] ‘Aajilihi wa ‘aajilihi –  Faqdurhu lee wa yassirhu lee thumma baarik lee feehi, wa ‘in kunta ta’lamu ‘anna hathal ‘amra, sharrun lee fee deenee wa ma’aashi wa ‘aaqibati ‘amree  [or say] ‘Aajilihi wa ‘aajilihi Fasrifhu ‘annee wasrifnee ‘anhu waqdur liyal-khayra haythu kaana thumma ‘ardhinee bihi

O Allaah I request of You with Your knowledge, and by Your Power I seek capability, and I ask of you of your great favour, since indeed You are the One who is able while I am not, and You know and I do not, and You are the One who knows the unseen. O Allaah if You know that this matter – here he mentions his need – is good for me in this world and for my living and for the matters of my Hereafter – or he said, for my affairs now and the future – then decree it for me and make it easy for me and bless it for me. And if You know that this matter is evil for me in this world and for my life and for the matters of my Hereafter – or he said, for my affairs now and the affairs of my future – then turn it away from me and turn me away from it, and decree goodness for me where ever it may be and make me pleased with it.

[Taken from: ‘Kalimah Tayyib’ by Shaykh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah p.115, collected by Bukhari (d.256 A.H.)]

English transliteration of the du’a is taken from “Fortress of the Muslim” published by dar-us-salam.com

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Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders of those who have Taqwa

Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders of those who have TaqwaRabbanaa hab lanaa min azwaajinaa wa thurriyyaatinaa qurrata a’ayun waj’alnaa lilmuttaqeena imaama

Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders of those who have Taqwa (25:74)

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وَٱلَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا هَبۡ لَنَا مِنۡ أَزۡوَٲجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّـٰتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعۡيُنٍ۬ وَٱجۡعَلۡنَا لِلۡمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا (٧٤)

<<And  those who say: O our Lord ,grant us from our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes, and make us leaders who followed upon good by those dutiful Allaah.>> (25:74)

Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn Naasir as –Sa’dee raimahullaah said that,

وَٱلَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا هَبۡ لَنَا مِنۡ أَزۡوَٲجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّـٰتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعۡيُنٍ۬ وَٱجۡعَلۡنَا

<< And those who say : O our Lord ,grant us from our wives..>>

Means ‘Our friends, our companions and wives’

وَذُرِّيَّـٰتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعۡيُنٍ۬

<<…and our offspring comfort to our eyes,>> means that they bring joy to our eyes.

If we study the condition and attributes of the slave of Most Merciful, we will know from their concern and from their high standing that joy would not be brought to their eyes unless they saw that they were people who are obedient to their Lord, upon knowledge and action.

Just as this is a supplication for the rectification of their wives and offspring, it is also a supplication for themselves, since its benefit returns to them. It is this reason that they take it to be a gift granted to them and therefore say,

هَبۡ لَنَا

<<…grant us (as a gift).>> Indeed their supplication brings benefit to the Muslims in general, since the rectification of those mentioned is a means of rectifying many other people who have a connection to them, and so benefit from them.

وَٱجۡعَلۡنَا لِلۡمُتَّقِينَ

<<… and make us leaders who are followed upon good by those dutiful to Allaah,>> Then meaning of this is ‘O Lord, cause us to reach this high level’- the level of Siddeeqoon (the true and sincere followers of the Messengers, who attest to the truth) and the most complete of the righteous slaves of Allaah, which is the level of leadership in the Religion. They ask that, in their sayings and their actions, they should be made an example for those dutiful to Allaah, that their actions should be followed, that the people have confidence in their sayings, and that the people of good follow on behind then so that they, themselves are upon the guidance and give guidance to others.

As is known a supplication to attain something is also a supplication to whatever is essential to achieve its attainment. This level of leadership in religion cannot be achieved except by means of patient perseverance (sabr) and certain faith (Yaqeen, as He, The Most High, said:

وَجَعَلۡنَا مِنۡہُمۡ أَٮِٕمَّةً۬ يَہۡدُونَ بِأَمۡرِنَا لَمَّا صَبَرُواْ‌ۖ وَڪَانُواْ بِـَٔايَـٰتِنَا يُوقِنُونَ (٢٤

<<And we made from them leaders who were followed upon good, when they had patience and certain Faith in Our Signs>>[Sooratus-Sajdah(32):24]

This supplication therefore necessitates deeds , and patience upon obedience to Allaah; upon avoiding disobedience to Him; upon that which He has decreed to occur that is painful and upon complete knowledge which leads the person to the level of certain Faith(Yaqeen).Thus it results in the bountiful good and abundant award that they should be upon a level which, after then Messengers, is the highest possible level for the creation. Therefore, He will reward them with the highest levels.

Extracted from The book : The Characteristics of The Slave of The Merciful.
Translated By Aboo Talhah Dawood Ibn Ronald Burbank Rahimahullaah

Tafseer Ibn Kathir

(74. And those who say: “Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders of those who have Taqwa.”)

His saying:

(And those who say: “Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring the comfort of our eyes…”) means those who ask Allah to bring forth from their loins offspring who will obey Him and worship Him and not associate anything in worship with Him. Ibn `Abbas said, “This means (offspring) who will strive to obey Allah and bring them joy in this world and the Hereafter.”

Imam Ahmad recorded that Jubayr bin Nufayr said: “We sat with Al-Miqdad bin Al-Aswad one day, and a man passed by and said, “How blessed are these two eyes which saw the Messenger of Allah ! Would that we had seen what you saw and witnessed what you witnessed.” Al-Miqdad got angry, and I was surprised, because the man had not said anything but good. Then he turned to him and said, “What makes a man wish to be present when Allah had caused him to be absent, and he does not know how he would have behaved if he had been there By Allah, there are people who saw the Messenger of Allah , and Allah will throw them on their faces in Hell because they did not accept him or believe in him. Are you not grateful that Allah brought you forth from your mothers’ wombs believing in your Lord and in what your Prophet brought, and that the test went to others and not to you Allah sent His Prophet during the most difficult time that any Prophet was ever sent, after a long period of ignorance, when the people could see no better religion than the worship of idols, and he brought the Criterion which distinguishes truth from falsehood and which would separate a father from his son. A man would realize that his father, son or brother was a disbeliever, and since Allah had opened his heart to Faith, he knew that if his relative died he would go to Hell, so he could not rest knowing that his loved one was in the Fire. This is what Allah referred to in the Ayah,

(And those who say: “Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring the comfort of our eyes…”) Its chain of narrators is Sahih, although they did not report it.

(and make us leaders of those who have Taqwa.) Ibn `Abbas, Al-Hasan, As-Suddi, Qatadah and Rabi` bin Anas said: “Leaders who would be taken as examples in good.” Others said: “Guides who would call others to goodness.” They wanted their worship to be connected to the worship of their children and offspring, and their guidance to go beyond themselves and benefit others. This would be more rewarding and a better end, as it was recorded in Sahih Muslim from Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah said:

(When a son of Adam dies, his deeds cease apart from three: a righteous child who will pray for him, knowledge from which others may benefit after him, or ongoing charity.)

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My Lord! Forgive me, and my parents and all the believing men and women

My Lord! Forgive me, and my parentsRabbi ighfir lee waliwalidayya waliman dakhala baytiya muminan walilmumineena wa almuminaat

My Lord! Forgive me, and my parents, and him who enters my home as a believer, and all the believing men and women. (Surah Nooh 71:28)

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Nuh (peace be upon him) said :
(My Lord! Forgive me, and my parents, and him who enters my home as a believer,) Ad-Dahhak said, “This means, my Masjid.” However, there is no harm in understanding the Ayah according to its apparent meaning, which would be that he (Nuh) supplicated for every person who entered his house who was a believer. Then he said,

(and all the believing men and women.) He supplicated for all of the believing men and women, and that includes those of them who were living and those of them who were dead. For this reason, it is recommended to supplicate like this, in following the example of Nuh, and that which has been reported in the narrations and well-known, legislated supplications.

Source : Tafsir Ibn Kathir

Ubaadah ibn as-Saamit radiallaahu ’anhu related that the Prophet sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam said:

“Whosoever seeks forgiveness for the believing men and the believing women, Allaah will record for that person – equivalent to every believing man and believing woman – a good deed.”

Related by al-Haythamî in Majma’az-Zuwaa‘id (l/210) where he said: “The isnaad is jayyid.” [at-Tabarani, classed as Hasan by Al-Albani]

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Du’aa for Fear of Shirk

Du'aa for Fear of ShirkAllaahumma innee a’oothoobika an ushrika bika wa anaa a’laamu, wa astaghfiruka limaa laa a’laamu

 Oh Allaah! Indeed I seek refuge with You that I associate in worship with You while I know and I seek Your Forgiveness For what I don’t know

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Reference: Ahmad 4/403. See also Al-Albani, Sahihul-Jami’ As-Saghir 3/233 and Sahihut-Targhib wat- Tarhib 1/19.

Shaikh Zaid Al-Madkhalee clarifies this Du’aa as Expiation of Minor Shirk

Question: Noble Shaikh, from that which is well-known and agreed upon, is that verily all of the sins and disobediences [that one does puts him/her] under the Mashiyyah [Will] of Allaah. If Allaah wills, He may forgive him and if Allaah wills He may punish him except for Shirk; for verily Allaah does not forgive it [the sin of Shirk] due to the statement of the Most High: “Indeed Allaah does not forgive that you join partners in worship with Him but He forgives what is lesser than that for whomever He wills.”  [4:48] But I read in a book entitled Zaadul Muslim Al-Yaumee [The Muslim’s Daily Provision] that verily whoever says in a day: “Oh Allaah! Indeed I seek refuge with You that I associate in worship with You while I know and I seek Your Forgiveness For what I don’t know.” That Allaah shall cause the Major Shirk and the Minor Shirk to depart from him, so is the one who says this du’aa everyday forgiven for his sins?

Answer by Shaikh Zaid Bin Muhammad Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah):

The Taubah (repentance) wipes out that which preceded it. Seeking forgiveness and having regret is Taubah (repentance).
The hadeeth mentions the expiation of minor shirk, which is Riyaa` [doing acts of worship to be seen of men].

Source: Al-Iqdul Munaddad Al-Jadeed Fil-Ijaabati Ala Masaa’il Fil Fiqhi wal Manaahij wa Tawheed,
Compiled by: Fawwaaz Bin Alee Bin Alee Al-Madkhalee pg. 28-29
Translator: Abu ‘Ukkaasha Shaakir

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Kaffaaratul-Majlis (The Expiation of the Assembly)

Du’aa for atonement of the Gathering

Kafaaratul-Majlis (The Expiation of the Assembly)

Subhaanaka Allaahumma wa bihamdika,
‘ash-hadu ‘an laa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa ‘Anta, ‘astaghfiruka wa ‘atoobu ‘ilayk
Glory is to You, O Allah, and praise is to You.
I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but You.I seek Your forgiveness and repent to You [1]

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[1] Abu Dawood, Ibn Maajah, At-Tirmidhi and An-Nasaai. See also Al-Albanee, Sahih At-Tirmidhi 3/153.

Aisha (radhi Allaahu anha) said:

Allaah’s messenger (peace be upon him) did not sit in a gathering, and did not recite the Qur’an, and did not perform any prayer without concluding by saying ... (then she quoted the above).”

This wa reported by An-Nasaa’i in  ‘Amalul-Yawm wal-Laylah (no.308). See also Ahmad 6/77

It is also one of the supplications to be said after completing ablution (wudhu). [2]

[2] An-Nasaa’i, ‘Amalul-Yawm wal-Laylah, p. 173. See also Al-Albanee, ‘Irwa ‘ul-Ghalil 1/135 and 2/94. ( see. Hisn al Muslim, Dar-us-salam)

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The following is taken from – the concluding statement from ” The Prophet’s Prayer Described” – by Shaykh Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee

kaffaarah al-majlis (expiation of the gathering)

«Glorified be Allaah, and Praised. Glorified be You, O Allaah, and Praised. I bear witness that there is no true god except You. I seek forgiveness from You and repent to You.O Allaah! send prayers on Muhammad, and on the family of Muhammad, and send blessings on Muhammad, and on the family of Muhammad, as You sent prayers on Ibraaheem and the family of Ibraaheem; You are indeed Worthy of Praise, Full of Glory»[283]

 [283] The first supplication is the fullest form of the du`aa’ known as kaffaarah al-majlis (expiation of the gathering); “he who says it in a gathering of Remembrance (of Allaah), it will be like a seal to stamp it with, and he who says it in a gathering of vain talk, it will be an expiation for it” – authentically related by al-Haakim and at-Tabaraanee. The second supplication is, of course, from the Sunnah of sending peace and mercy on the Messenger. These two supplications are thus the best way of implementing the following Islamic guideline: “No people sit in a gathering in which they do not mention Allaah, nor send prayers on the Prophet, without it being a source of regret for them; if Allaah wishes, He will punish them, or if He wishes, he will forgive them” – authentically related by at-Tirmidhee, al-Haakim and Ahmad. See Shaykh Albaanee’s Silsilah al-Ahaadeeth as-Saheehah (74-81) for details.


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Comprehensive and beneficial du’aa – for the Best of Both Worlds

Supplication for the Best of Both Worlds

Taken From the articles “Reflections” , Al-Istiqaamah Magazine

‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood radiallaahu ‘anhu relates that the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam would supplicate:

Allahumma inni as'alukal-huda, wat-tuqa, wal-'afafa, wal-ghinaO Allaah! I ask You for guidance, piety, safety and well-being, and contentment and sufficiency.”

[Allaahumma innee as’alukal-hudaa wat-tuqaa wal-‘afaafa wal-ghinaa]
Sahih Muslim (no.2721)

Imaam as-Sa’dee (d.1376H) – rahimahullaah – said:

This du’aa (supplication) is from the most comprehensive and beneficial du’aas (supplications), since it includes asking Allaah for well-being with regards to both the Religion and the world.

Thus, al-hudaa (the guidance) is beneficial knowledge, and at-tuqaa (i.e. taqwaaor piety) is righteous actions and leaving-off what Allaah and His Messenger have forbidden; andthis is (asking) for correctness and well-being of a person’s Religion.For indeed, the Religion comprises of beneficial knowledge and recognising the truth – which is guidance – and standing firm upon obedience to Allaah and His Messenger sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – and this is piety.

And al-’afaafa (well-being and safety) and al-ghinaa (contentment and sufficiency) comprises of being safe from (the harms of) the creation and that the heart is not attached to them. And it also comprises of being contented with Allaah and what He provides, and seeking whatever will cause the heart to be satisfied with Him. So with this, happiness in this worldly life is completed, and the heart tastes true sweetness and delight – and this is a goodly life.

So whosoever is granted the provisions of guidance, Piety. well-being and contentment has indeed achieved true happiness, and has acquired all that could be possibly sought after, as well as being saved from all that is dreadful and frightening.”

[Bahjatul-Quloobul-Abraar (p.198)]

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Sufficient for me is Allaah (Hasbiy Allaah)

Sufficient for me is AllaahHasbiyallaahu laa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa Huwa
‘alayhi tawakkaltu wa Huwa Rabbul-‘Arshil-‘Adheem

“Sufficient for me is Allah there is nothing worthy of worship except for Him,
I place my trust in Him, He is the Lord of the mighty throne.” (Recited seven times)

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And its bounty is from what was related by Ibn as-Sunee in ‘Amalul-Yawmi wal-Laylah (#71) from his (peace be upon him) statement said: “Whoever recites seven times every day upon entering the morning and upon entering the evening: “Sufficient for me is Allah there is nothing worthy of worship except for Him, I place my trust in Him, He is the Lord of the mighty throne”,

Allah will suffice him with all of his concerns from those affairs of the Dunyaa (the affairs of this life) and the Hereafter.

And it was authenticated by Shu’ayb and ‘AbdulQaadir al-Arnaaoot in Tahqeequ Za’adil-Ma’ad (2/342).

Sufficient for me is Allaah - word meanings

Source : The Precious RemembranceWritten by ash-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen
Translated by Aboo ‘Imraan ‘Abdis-Saboor ibn Tomas Maldonado al-Mekseekee
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Seeking protection in the perfect words of Allah from every evil that He has created

Seek protection in the perfect words of AllahA‘oothu bi kalimaatil-laahit-taammaati min sharri maa khalaq.
“I seek protection in the perfect words of Allah from every evil that He has created.” (Recite three times)

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Aboo Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates from the Prophet :

“Whoever recites in the evening three times; I seek protection in the perfect words of Allah from every evil that He has created, then not so much as a stinger (humah) will harm him that evening.”

In Muslim there is a similar wording without mention of reciting the supplication thrice (#2709) and at-Tirmidhee (#3898), and al-‘Alaamah Ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy upon him) mentioned it in Tuhfat-ul-Akhyaar, saying: “The noun al-Humah denotes an animal that possess a stinger filled with poison like a scorpion, snake or something similar“. And Suhayl bin Saalih who is one of the narrators of this narration said: “Our people had learned this supplication and we used to recite it every evening when a teenage girl was stung but suffered no pain or affliction (from the sting)”.

Seek protection in the perfect words of Allah-word-meanings

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Translated by Aboo ‘Imraan ‘Abdis-Saboor ibn Tomas Maldonado al-Mekseekee
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Du’aa: “My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings of the Shayaateen”

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 Rabbi  ‘a`outhubika min hamazaatish-shayaateeni, wa ‘a`outhu bika rabbi ‘ay-yahdhuroon
“My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings of the Shayaateen.
And I seek refuge with You, My Lord! lest they should come near me.”
(Surah Al Muminoon 23:97-98)

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Tafseer Ibn Katheer :

(And say: “My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings of the Shayatin.”) Allah commanded him to seek refuge with Him from the Shayatin, because no trick could help you against them and you cannot protect yourself by being kind to them. We have already stated, when discussing Isti`adhah (seeking refuge), that the Messenger of Allah used to say,'A`outhu bil lãhi 'as-samee`il-`aleemi minash-shaytãnir-rajeemi, min hamzihi, wa naphkhihi, wa nafthihi‘A`outhu bil lãhi ‘as-samee`il-`aleemi minash-shaytãnir-rajeemi, min hamzihi, wa naphkhihi, wa nafthihi
I seek refuge with Allah, the All-Hearing, All-Knowing, from the accursed Shayatin, from his whisperings, evil suggestions and insinuations.

His saying:

(“And I seek refuge with You, My Lord! lest they should come near me.”) means, in any issue of my life. So we are commanded to mention Allah at the beginning of any undertaking, in order to ward off the Shayatin at the time of eating, intercourse, slaughtering animals for food, etc.

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“Oh Turner of the Hearts, keep our Hearts firm on Your Religion”

Salih Luhaydan mentioned a nice benefit during his class tonight at the Haram in Makkah(7/2/2009).He mentioned that,

“If you come across someone performing an innovation, remember to praise Allah, the Most high. Remember to praise Allah, the Most High, because he hasn’t tested you with that innovation. “

He also mentioned that,

“No one is safe from misguidance. So remember to constantly ask Allah to keep you on the straight path.”

A du’aa that he mentioned pertaining to this is:

Oh Turner of the Hearts, keep our Hearts firm on Your ReligionYaa Muqallibal Quloob Thabbit Qalbee ‘alaa Deenik.

Oh turner of the hearts (Allah, the Most High), keep our hearts firm on your religion

[Authenticated by al-Albanee in al-Jaam’i as-Sagheer 1323/7988]

If Allaah wills, He can seal the heart from guidance. Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin al-‘Aas said, that he heard Allaah’s Messenger saying,

“All the hearts of the offspring of Aadam are between two fingers of Ar-Rehman’s Fingers, as one heart. He turns it (in any direction) as He wills. Then Allaah’s Messenger said, “O Allaah! The Turner of the hearts, turn our heart towards Your obedience.” [Saheeh Muslim vol.4, p.1397, no.6418]

The Importance of supplicating for steadfastness, and uprightness in the religion upto the end of one’s life.

Indeed the Prophet (sallahAllaahu alayhi wasallam) used to do so, and taught us to do so, as in the hadeeth of Umm Salamah by Shihr who said : ‘I said to Umm Salamah : ‘O Mother of the Believers, what is the duaa’ which the Prophet (sallahAllaahu alayhi wasallam) would supplicate the most while in your presence? ’

So she said : ‘The frequent supplication of his was :

يَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِى عَلَى دِينِكَ

“O, Turner of the hearts, turn our hearts to Your obedience.”

And also reported by Imaam Ahmad , from the hadeeth of ‘Aisha (radhiyaAllaahu anha): ‘The Dua’ which the Prophet (sallahAllaahu alayhi wasallam) used to supplicate with a lot…’ then she mentioned it.

Taken from Silsilah as-Saheeha of Al-Imaam Al-Albaanee : 2091

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“Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!”

"Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!"

“Rabbanaa ‘aatinaa fid-dunyaa hasanatan wa fil-‘aakhirati hasanatan
wa qinaa ‘athaaban-naar.”
(2:201)
“Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good,and save us from the torment of the Fire!”

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Tafseer Ibn Kathir : Surah Al Baqarah Ayah 201

The Order for Remembrance of Allah and seeking Good in this Life and the Hereafter

(200. So when you have accomplished your Manasik, remember Allah as you remember your forefathers or with far more remembrance. But of mankind there are some who say: “Our Lord! Give us (Your bounties) in this world!” and for such there will be no portion in the Hereafter.) (201. And of them there are some who say: “Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!”) (202. For them there will be alloted a share for what they have earned. And Allah is swift at reckoning.)

Allah commands that He be remembered after the rituals are performed.
(…as you remember your forefathers)

Sa`id bin Jubayr said that Ibn `Abbas said, “During the time of Jahiliyyah, people used to stand during the (Hajj) season, and one of them would say, `My father used to feed (the poor), help others (end their disputes, with his money), pay the Diyah (i.e., blood money),’ and so forth. The only Dhikr that they had was that they would remember the deeds of their fathers. Allah then revealed to Muhammad :

(Remember Allah as you remember your forefathers or with far more remembrance.)

Therefore, remembering Allah the Exalted and Ever High is always encouraged. We should mention that when Allah used “or” in the Ayah, He meant to encourage the people to remember Him more than they remember their forefathers, not that the word entails a doubt (as to which is larger or bigger). This statement is similar to the Ayat:

(…as stones or even worse in hardness) (2:74) and,
(. ..fear men as they fear Allah or even more) (4:77) and,
(And We sent him to a hundred thousand (people) or even more) (37:147) and,
(And was at a distance of two bows’ length or (even) nearer.) (53:9)

Allah encourages calling Him in supplication after remembering Him, because this will make it more likely that the supplication will be accepted. Allah also criticizes those who only supplicate to Him about the affairs of this life, while ignoring the affairs of the Hereafter. Allah said:

(But of mankind there are some who say: “Our Lord! Give us (Your bounties) in this world!” and for such there will be no portion in the Hereafter.) qmeaning, they have no share in the Hereafter. This criticism serves to discourage other people from imitating those mentioned.

Sa`id bin Jubayr said that Ibn `Abbas said, “Some bedouins used to come to the standing area (`Arafat) and supplicate saying, `O Allah! Make it a rainy year, a fertile year and a year of good child bearing.’ They would not mention any of the affairs of the Hereafter. Thus, Allah revealed about them:

(But of mankind there are some who say: “Our Lord! Give us (Your bounties) in this world!” and for such there will be no portion in the Hereafter.)

The believers who came after them used to say:
(Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!”)

Next, Allah revealed:
(For them there will be alloted a share for what they have earned. And Allah is swift at reckoning.)

Hence, Allah praised those who ask for the affairs of both this life and the Hereafter. He said:
(And of them there are some who say: “Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!”)

The supplication mentioned and praised in the Ayah includes all good aspects of this life and seeks refuge from all types of evil. The good of this life concerns every material request of well-being, spacious dwelling, pleasing mates, sufficient provision, beneficial knowledge, good profession or deeds, comfortable means of transportation and good praise, all of which the scholars of Tafsir have mentioned regarding this subject. All of these are but a part of the good that is sought in this life. As for the good of the Hereafter, the best of this includes acquiring Paradise, which also means acquiring safety from the greatest horror at the gathering place. It also refers to being questioned lightly and the other favors in the Hereafter.

As for acquiring safety from the Fire, it includes being directed to what leads to this good end in this world, such as avoiding the prohibitions, sins of all kinds and doubtful matters.

Al-Qasim bin `Abdur-Rahman said,

“Whoever is gifted with a grateful heart, a remembering tongue and a patient body, will have been endowed with a good deed in this life, a good deed in the Hereafter and saved from the torment of the Fire.”

This is why the Sunnah encourages reciting this Du`a’ (i.e., in the Ayah about gaining a good deed in this life and the Hereafter). Al-Bukhari reported that Anas bin Malik narrated that the Prophet used to say:

(O Allah, our Lord! Give us that which is good in this life, that which is good in the Hereafter and save us from the torment of the Fire.)

Imam Ahmad reported that Anas said,

“Allah’s Messenger visited a Muslim man who had become as weak as a sick small bird. Allah’s Messenger said to him, `Were you asking or supplicating to Allah about something’ He said, `Yes. I used to say: O Allah! Whatever punishment you saved for me in the Hereafter, give it to me in this life.’ Allah’s Messenger said:

((All praise is due to Allah! You cannot bear it -or stand it-. You should have said: (Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!))

The man began reciting this Du`a and he was cured.” Muslim also recorded it.

Al-Hakim reported that Sa`id bin Jubayr said, “A man came to Ibn `Abbas and said, `I worked for some people and settled for a part of my compensation in return for their taking me to perform Hajj with them. Is this acceptable’ Ibn `Abbas said, `You are among those whom Allah described:

(For them there will be alloted a share for what they have earned. And Allah is swift at reckoning.)

Al-Hakim then commented; “This Hadith is authentic according to the criteria of the Two Shaykhs (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) although they did not record it.”

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“Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us. Verily! You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.”

Surah-Baqarah-2:127-128

Rabbana taqabbal minna innaka antas  Samee ul Aleem

“Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us. Verily! You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.” (Al-Baqarah 2:127)

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Be more concerned that your actions are accepted than your concern of performing the action itself

The Salaf worked diligently in perfecting their actions and making them faultless, then after that, they showed great concern for acceptance of their actions. They did this because they feared that their actions would be rejected. They are those who gave what was incumbent upon them while their hearts were in a state of fear. It is reported that ‘Ali bin Abi Talib (radiallaahu ‘anhu) said:

Be more concerned that your actions are accepted than your concern of performing the action itself. Did you not hear the statement of Allaah:

Verily Allaah only accepts the actions of the Mutaqeen (pious).

Fudalah said: For me to know that Allaah has accepted from me an action the size of a mustard seed is more beloved to me than this world and everything within it. This is because of the statement of Allaah:

Verily Allaah only accepts the actions of the Mutaqeen (pious).

Malik bin Dinar said: Fear that an action is not accepted is more difficult than performing the action itself.

‘Ataa as Sulamee stated: The pious fear that their righteous actions were not done sincerely for Allaah.

‘Abdul ‘Azeez ibn Abee Ruwaad said: I have met people very diligent in performing actions, and upon completion of those actions they are faced with sadness in fear of the action being accepted or not.

The Salaf would supplicate 6 months to Allaah to allow them to reach the month of Ramadan, and then upon completion of the month, they would again supplicate 6 months (begging) for acceptance of their fast.

Some of the Salaf would display sadness on the day of ‘Eid. It was said to them: This is a day of happiness and joy! They would respond: You have spoken the truth, but I am a servant, my Lord has ordered me to perform an action but I am not sure if He will accept it from me or not.

Wahb noticed people laughing on the day of ‘Eid, upon seeing this he stated: If their fast was accepted, then know that this is not the action of those who are grateful, and if it was not accepted, then this is not the action of those who are afraid.

Hasan (al-Basree) stated: Indeed Allaah has made Ramadan a means of gain for His creation. (Within this month) they race to gain His pleasure through obedience to Him. Some individuals will gain (win), while others will remain back and lose. It is amazing to see a person playing and laughing on a day that the good doers will be rewarded, and the wrong doers will be defeated.

It is reported that Hasan al-Basree said:

The believer does the best deeds yet is most fearful [that his deeds will not be accepted]. If he were to spend a mountain of wealth [in charity], he would not feel sure [of the reward] until he sees it. The more righteous and pious he becomes, the more he fears.

But the hypocrite (munaafiq) says, ‘There are so many people, I will be forgiven, no problem.’ So he does wrong and evil deeds, yet holds foolish wishes about Allaah.

Source: Al-Dhahabee, Siyar A’laam Al-Nubalaa` 4:586, via Sayings of The Salaf.
May Allaah have mercy on all our Salafee scholars, and preserve the Deen of those still living.

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Reciting ten verses from Soorat-ul-Baqarah at Night – The shaytaan will not enter the house that evening until the morning

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“Alif Laam Meem This is the Book that contains no doubt, guidance for those who fear Allah. Those who believe in the unseen, who establish the daily prayers and spend from what We have provided them with. Those who believe in what was revealed to you and what was revealed to those before you, and they are filled with conviction concerning the hereafter. They are upon guidance from their Lord, and they are the successful.” {Soorat-ul-Baqarah: 1-5}

Listen: (Ayah 1-5)

Listen: (Ayatul Kursee and Two Ayah after it – Ayah 255-257)

Listen : (Last three ayah – 284-286)

Footnotes:

Related by Imaam ad-Daarimee in his Sunan as #3382 and #3383 from ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ood-may Allah be pleased with him-and it has been ruled as being marfu’oo(#1) that he said: “Whoever recites ten verses from Soorat-ul-Baqarah at night time the shaytaan will not enter the house that evening until the morning, (also) the first four verses of Soorat-ul-Baqarah, Aayat-ul-Kursee and the two verses after it, in addition to the three last verses of Soorat-ul-Baqarah beginning with: {…To Allah belongs what is in the heavens…}

And in another narration: “…shaytaan or anything he dislikes will not come near him nor his family that day, and it is not recited over a mentally ill person except that he will recover from his illness.” At-Tabaraanee related it in his Kabeer as #8673, and al-Haythamee said in his Majma’ (#17014): “The men of this narration are the narrators of the Saheeh except that ash-Sha’bee did not hear directly from Ibn Mas’oud.”

(#1) T.N. Al-Khateeb (rahimahullah) said: “It is what has been narrated by a companion directly from the Messenger (may the peace & blessings of Allah be upon him)”. Al-Baa’eeth-ul-Hatheeth Page 54.

Source : Supplication #1 in The Precious Remembrance -Written by ash-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, Translated by Aboo ‘Imraan ‘Abdis-Saboor ibn Tomas Maldonado al-Mekseekee

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The Du’aa when a person feels pain in their body

‘Uthmaan bin Abeel-‘Aas ath-Thaqafee said that he complained to the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم of a pain he felt in his body since the time he accepted Islaam.  So the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم  said to him:

“Place your hand on the place on your body where the pain is, and
say ((Bismillaah )) 3 times, and

then say below dua 7 times:

What to say when you feel a pain in your body‘A’oothu billaahi wa qudratihi min sharri maa ‘ajidu wa ‘uhaathiru
((I seek refuge in Allaah and His complete power and ability from the evil of what I feel and am wary of  )
[Muslim 4/1728]

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Our shaykh, Shaykh Taariq as-Subay’ee said:  this is a tremendous du’aa.

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PS (AbdurRahman Meda): Audio is added by me. Also English transliteration of this  du’aa is added taking it from n “Hisn al Muslim” published by dar-us-salam – dua #243

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The Ruling on Saying In Shaa Allaah (if Allaah Wills) when making Dua (Supplication) – Shaykh Abdul-Azeez Aal us-shaykh

Shaykh Abdul-Azeez Aal us-Shaykh on saying In Shaa Allaah when making Dua:

Question:

Is it wrong for me to say In Shaa Allaah (If Allaah Wills) when making Dua for someone else, for example I would say ‘Jazak’Allaah khairun In Shaa Allaah’ (May Allaah reward you if Allaah Wills)?

Answer: No, you cannot say this. Saying this is not permissible. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings upon him) said, “Let no one say, ‘O Allaah forgive me if You Will, O Allaah have mercy upon me if You Will’ in an effort to resolve the matter because Allaah cannot be forced into doing anything.” And in another narration he said, “Verily, nothing that Allaah gives is a burden upon him.”

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Making Dua (supplication) in Sujood (prostration) that Allaah teaches you the Qur’an – Shaykh Abdur-Rahman al-Ajlaan

Shaykh Abdur-Rahman al-Ajlaan – الشيخ عبد الرحمن العجلان

Question:

Is it correct for me to make Dua (supplication) to Allaah (Azza wa Jal) while I am prostrating that He teaches me the Noble Qur’an?

Answer:
Yes, O my brother.

Ask Allaah while you are prostrating for what you would love from the goodness of this world and the next world.

As for memorising the Qur’an then this is from the goodness of the next world. It is something by which the good deeds will be increased.

So, ask Allaah for this because the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “As for the bowing then glorify the Lord in it, as for the prostration do a lot of praying in it because it is being worthy of answered for you, meaning it is suitable that it will be answered for you”.

And the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) said, “The closest the slave is to his Lord is when he is prostrating.”

So, make Dua a lot, ask Allaah for what you would love, from the goodness of this world and the next world.

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Invocation for Entering A Market and its Tremendous Reward

Supplication When entering the market Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu,
Lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu,
Yuhyee wa yumeetu,
wa Huwa Hayyun Laa Yamootu,
bi yadihil-khayru,
wa Huwa ‘alaa kulli shay’in Qadeer

None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner.
His is the dominion and His is the praise.
He brings life and He causes death,
and He is living and does not die.
In His Hand is all good,
and He is Able to do all things.

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Reference: At-Tirmithi 5/291, and Al-Hakim 1/538. Al-Albani graded it good in Sahih Ibn Majah 2/21 and Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/152.

Reward:

It is stated in the hadith that if a person reads the above du’aa in the market place, Allaah writes ten lakh rewards for him and forgives ten lakh sins and raises his status by ten lakh, and a house is prepared for him in Jannah.

N.B. one lakh = 100,000 (Tirmidhi) Note: Whoever recites this du’aa [in the market place], Allaah will reward him with a million virtues (hasanah), forgive a million of his sins and elevate his rank by a million

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Most Superior way of asking for Forgiveness from Allah

The Messenger of Allaah may peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him said :

Indeed the major supplication for forgiveness is to say :

اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِذَنْبِي وَأَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ فَاغْفِرْ لِي فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

Allaahumma anta rabbee, la ilaha illa anta, Khalaqtanee,

wa ana abduka, wa ana ala ahdika wa wadika

mastatatu, aouthu bika min sharri ma sanatu,

aboou laka binimatika alayya, wa aboou bitahmbee,

faghfirlee fainnahu la yaghfiru ath-thunooba illa anta

[ Sahih Bukhari Vol.8 Hadith no:318]

O Allaah You are my Lord, there is none worthy of worship in truth except You, You created me and I am Your slave and I am abiding to Your covenant and promise as best as I can, I seek refuge in You from the evil that I have committed, I profess to you my sins and I acknowledge Your favour upon me, so forgive me verily no one forgives sins except you.

So if the worshipper says this when the morning arrives, truly believing init and he dies enters Paradise, and if he says this when the evening arrives truly believing in it enters Paradise.

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Supplication of Yousuf (Peace be upon him)

A Precious Gem: You are my Protector in this Life and in the Hereafter

Source: Al-Fawaaid – A COLLECTION OF WISE SAYINGS – Imam Ibn AI-Qayyim,
Rendered into English by: Bayan Translation Services

Allah says that Yusuf (Joseph, peace be upon him) said, which means,

“You are my Wali (Protector, Helper, Supporter, Guardian, etc.) in this world and in the Hereafter, cause me to die as a Muslim (the one submitting to Your Will), and join me with the righteous.” (Yusuf, 12: 101)

Supplication-of-Yusuf

Anta waliyyee fid-dunya wal-akhirati tawaffanee musliman wa alhiqnee bissaliheen (Yusuf, 12: 101)

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Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) stated:

This supplication is gathered upon: affirmation of Tawheed, submission to The Lord (Allaah), declaration of (one’s) poverty in His (subhaanah) Presence and a declaration of (one’s) freedom from allegiance to other than Him (subhaanah).   The affair of dying as a Muslim is from the loftiest aims of the slave.  This is only in the hands of Allaah and not in the hands of the slave, and so are the knowledge of (one’s) destination and the seeking of happiness (in the Hereafter). (Al-Fawaa-id of Ibnul Qayyim. Page:276)

The below is take from Tafseer Ibn Kathir:

Yusuf begs Allah to die as A Muslim

This is the invocation of Yusuf, the truthful one, to his Lord the Exalted and Most Honored. He invoked Allah after His favor was complete on him by being reunited with his parents and brothers, after He had bestowed on him prophethood and kingship. He begged his Lord the Exalted and Ever High, that as He has perfected His bounty on him in this life, to continue it until the Hereafter. He begged Him that, when he dies, he dies as a Muslim, as Ad-Dahhak said, and to join him with the ranks of the righteous, with his brethren the Prophets and Messengers, may Allah’s peace and blessings be on them all. It is possible that Yusuf, peace be upon him, said this supplication while dying.

In the Two Sahihs it is recorded that `A’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, said that while dying, the Messenger of Allah was raising his finger and said – thrice, ثَلَاثًا (O Allah to Ar-Rafiq Al-A`la ﴿the uppermost, highest company in heaven﴾.) It is also possible that long before he died, Yusuf begged Allah to die as a Muslim and be joined with the ranks of the righteous.

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Dua when Entering An Empty or Vacant House

عن عبد الله بن عمر قال: “إذا دخل البيت غير المسكون، فليقل: السلام علينا، وعلى عباد الله الصالحين”

Abdullah ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said: When someone enters a vacant home, he should say, “As-Salamu ‘Alayna wa ‘Ala ‘Ibad-Allah-is-Saliheen” (“Peace be upon us and on the righteous salves of Allah.”)

Collected by Bukhari in Adabul Mufrad 1055] Graded as being Hasan by Ibn Hajr and Al-Albani (may Allah have mercy on them both)

Al-Albani (may Allah rest him in Jannah) said, “This narration establishes an Islamic regulation for entering a vacant house. This practice coincides with the order of spreading salaams found in some authentic hadeeth. Furthermore this Athar agrees with the verse, “When you enter your houses greet one another with: As-Salamu Alaikum…[ An-Nur 61]

Therefore based on this verse and narration from Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) Ibn Hajr held it was recommended to say, “Peace be upon us and on the righteous salves of Allah, when entering an empty house as well.

The Hadeeth for saying,” (In the name of Allah)”, when entering the home is authentic on the authority of Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him). It is collected in Muslim. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,”

إِذَا دَخَلَ الرَّجُلُ بَيْتَهُ فَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ عِنْدَ دُخُولِهِ وَعِنْدَ طَعَامِهِ قَالَ الشَّيْطَانُ لاَ مَبِيتَ لَكُمْ وَلاَ عَشَاءَ

“If a man enters his home and says” in the name of Allah” and before he eats, Shaytan says to his Jinn ,” You can’t stay there tonight and you can’t eat there as well.” [ Muslim 5381]

Courtesy of a post from Sahab.net
http://sahab.net/forums/showthread.php?t=381824
Translated by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Battle

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Dua to ward off the deception of the Obstinate Shaytaans

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم Protecting Himself from the Shayaateen

Ja’far bin Sulaymaan ad-Duba’ee narrated: Aboo at-Tayyaaj narrated to us, he said: “I said to ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Khanbash at-Tameemee – and he was an old man – ‘did you reach the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم (during his lifetime)?’ He said, ‘Yes.’ He said: ‘So I said: How did the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم act on the night the shayaateen plotted against him?’ So he said: ‘Indeed the shayaateen descended that night upon the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم from the valleys and mountain paths, and amongst them was a shaytaan, in his hand was a flame of fire, wanting to burn the face of Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم with it. So Jibreel – عليه السلام – descended to him and said: ‘O Muhammad! Say:

What is said to ward off the deception of the Obstinate Shaytaans ‘A’oodhu bikalimaatil-laahit-taammaatil-latee laa yujaawizuhunna barrun wa laa faajirun
min sharri maa khalaqa,wa bara’a wa dhara’a,
wa min sharri maa yanzilu minas-samaa’i,
wa min sharri maa ya’ruju feehaa,
wa min sharri maa dhara’a fil-ardhi,
wa min sharri maa yakhruju minhaa,
wa min sharri fitanil-layli wannahaari,
wa min sharri kulli taariqin ‘illaa taariqan yatruqu bikhayrin yaa Rahmaan

(( I seek refuge by the complete, perfect words of Allaah, which no righteous one nor wicked one can exceed, from the evil of what He has created, and from the evil of what descends from the heavens, and from the evil of what ascends to them, and from the evil of what is sown in the earth and is created, and from the evil of what comes out from it, and from the evil of the fitan of the night and the day, and from the evil of everyone who comes knocking, except for the one who comes knocking with khayr, O Rahmaan! ))

So it (this du’aa) extinguished their fire, and Allaah تبارك و تعالى defeated them.” [2]

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Footnotes:

[2] Traced to as-Suyootee in al-Jaami’ al-Kabeer (1/11/2) to Ahmad, and at-Tabaraanee in al-Kabeer, and Ibnus-Sunnee in ‘Amalul-Yawmi wal-Laylah from ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Khanbash, and from Ahmad (3/319), and Ibnus-Sunnee (631) from Ja’far bin Sulaymaan ad-Duba’ee from Aboo at-Tayyaaj. Al-Albaanee said: “And the isnaad is saheeh, its men up to Ibn Khanbash are on the condition of Muslim…” See As-Saheehah (#840).

Source : Protecting oneself from shaytaan and from harm through the Words of Remembrance found in the Authentic Sunnah – (Part I)http://salafiyyah-kuwait.blogspot.com

Notes from AbdurRahman Meda:

  • English transliteration of this dua is added by me taking it from hisn al muslim ,published by dar-us-salam
  • Footnotes given in the Hisn al Muslim : [2] Ahmad 3/419, with an authentic chain of narration, and Ibn As-Sunni (n0. 637). Al-Arna’ut, graded its chain authentic in his checking of Al-‘Aqeedah At-Tahaawiyyah p.133. See laso Majma’uz-Zawaa’id, 10/127.
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Seeking Refuge From Evils

AS-SAHEEHAH (no. 3137):

Imaam at-Tabaraanee reported in ‘ad-Du`aa·’ (3/1425/1339) from a hadeeth of Aboo Hurairah -radiyallaahu ‘anhu – who said:

“From his (Peace be upon him) supplications was:

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[O Allaah! I seek Your refuge from having an evil neighbour, and from having a wife who turns my hair grey before the time of grey hair, and from having a child who is a lord over me, and from wealth which becomes a punishment upon me, and from having a close friend who is deceitful: whose eye watches me and his heart is mindful of me: such that if he sees something good from me he conceals it, and if he sees something evil from me he broadcasts it.]”

[Shaikh al-Albaanee -rahimahullaah- said: “This chain of narration is good…”]

[Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank]
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A Supplication to be said After Performing the Wudoo (ablution)

Imaam Muslim -rahimahullaah- reported in his ‘Saheeh’ [The Book of Purification]: (no.234): “Muhammad ibn Haatim ibn Maymoon narrated to me: `Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Mahdee narrated to us: Mu`aawiyah ibn Saalih narrated to us: from Rabee`ah -meaning Ibn Yazeed: from Aboo Idrees al- Khawlaanee: from `Uqbah ibn `Aamir; And Aboo `Uthmaan narrated to me: from Jubayr ibn Nufayr: from `Uqbah ibn `Aamir, who said: ‘We were tending camels, and my turn came, so I brought them back in the evening. So then I found Allaah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) standing, speaking to the people, and I caught from what he was saying:

<<There is not one of you who performs the wudoo·, and he performs the wudoo· well, and then he stands and prays two rak`ahs, turning his full attention to them with his heart and his face, except that Paradise will be binding for him>>.’

He said: So I said: ‘How fine this is!’ So then someone in front of me said: “That which came before it was even finer.” So I looked, and it was `Umar. He said: “I saw that you came just now. So he had (already) said:

<<There is not one of you who performs the wudoo·, and he performs the wudoo· completely -or: and he performs it fully, then he says:

dua-after-wudhoo-1(Ashhadu an laa ilaaha illallaah, wa anna Muhammadan `abduhu wa Rasooluh)
‘I testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His Slave and His Messenger’,
except that the eight gates of Paradise are opened for him: he may enter through whichever of them he wishes >>.”

And Aboo Bakr ibn Abee Shaybah narrated it to us: Zayd ibn al-Hubaab narrated to us: Mu`aawiyah ibn Saalih narrated to us: from Rabee`ah ibn Yazeed: from Aboo Idrees al-Khawlaanee and Aboo `Uthmaan: from Jubayr ibn Nufayr ibn Maalik al-Hadramee: from `Uqbah ibn `Aamir al-Juhanee: that Allaah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) said.., and he mentioned its like, except that he said:

<<Whoever performs the wudoo·, and says:

dua-after-wudhoo-2(Ashhadu an laa ilaaha illallaah, wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan `abduhu wa Rasooluh)
<<‘I testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, alone, with no partner; and I testify that Muhammad is His Slave and His Messenger’>>.”

Imaam at-Tirmidhee -rahimahullaah-reported in his ‘Sunan’ [The Book of Purification from Allaah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him): Chapter (41): What should be said after the wudoo·] (no.55): “Ja`far ibn Muhammad ibn `Imraan ath-Tha`labee, al-Koofee, narrated to us, saying: Zayd ibn Hubaab narrated to us: from Mu`aawiyah ibn Saalih: from Rabee`ah ibn Yazeed ad-Dimashqee: from Aboo Yazeed al-Khawlaanee and Aboo `Uthmaan: from `Umar ibn al-Khattaab, who said: Allaah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) said:

<<Whoever performs the wudoo·, and he performs the wudoo· well, then he says:

dua-after-wudhoo-3(Ashhadu an laa ilaaha illallaah, wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan `abduhu wa Rasooluh. Allaahummaj `alnee minat-Tawwaabeena waj`alnee minal- Mutatahhireen)
<< ‘I testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, alone, with no partner; and I testify that Muhammad is His Slave and His Messenger’ O Allaah! Make me from those who constantly repent, and make me from those who purify themselves’>>.”

[Declared ‘Saheeh’ by Shaikh al-Albaanee -rahimahullaah: ‘Saheehut-Tirmidhee’ (no. 48).]

[Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank]

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The Supplication of distress (Du`aa·ul-Karb)

A Supplication To Be Said At Times Of Distress

*Al-Imaam Al-Bukhaaree -rahimahullaah- said in his ‘Saheeh’ [The Book of Supplications: Chapter (27): Supplication at times of distress (no. 6346)]:

“Musaddad narrated to us: Yahyaa narrated to us: from Hishaam ibn Abee `Abdillaah: from Qataadah: from Abul `Aaliyah: from Ibn `Abbaas that Allaah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) used to say at times of distress:

La ilaha illallahul-Adheemul-Haleem.png

(( None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, the Tremendous One, the Forebearing.None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, the Lord of the tremendous Throne.None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, the Lord of the heavens, and the Lord of the earth, and the Lord of the honourable Throne)) .”

Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahul-Adheemul-Haleem,
laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu Rabbul-‘Arshil-‘Adheem,
laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-‘ardhi wa Rabbul-‘Arshil-Kareem

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[Also reported by Muslim (no. 2730), at-Tirmidhee (no. 3435), and Ibn Maajah (no. 3883)].

an-Nawawee said in his explanation of ‘Saheeh Muslim’: “It is a tremendous hadeeth. Careful attention should be given to it, and it should be said plentifully at times of distress, and when serious affairs occur.

at-Tabaree said: ‘The Salaf used to supplicate with it, and they called it ‘The Supplication of distress’ (Du`aa·ul-Karb).

So if it is said: This is rememberance (dhikr) of Allaah, and it is not a supplication (du`aa·), then the response to this is from two well-known aspects:

Firstly: This is rememberance which is used to begin the supplication then the person supplicates with whatever he wishes.

Secondly: The response of Sufyaan ibn `Uyainah, who said: ‘Do you not know of His Saying -He the Most High-:
“Whoever is preoccupied from asking of Me by rememberance of Me, then I shall give him that which is better than what I give to those who ask” ?'[1]
[1] A hadeeth qudsee, see ‘ad-Da`eefah’ (no. 1335) of Shaikh al-Albaanee.

And the poet said:
If a person praises you one day,
Then his praising suffices him from having to make requests of you”

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al- Haafiz Ibn Hajr said in ‘Fathul-Baaree’ : “at-Teebee said: These words of praise begin with a mention of the Lord and Nuturer (ar-Rabb) so that it conforms with the removal of distress, since that is something necessitated by nurturing (tarbiyah). And it contains ‘tahleel‘ (the declaration that Allaah alone has the right to be worshipped) which comprises Tawheed, and which is the foundation for the declaration of His splendid Perfection; and ‘al-`Azamah‘ (Greatness) which indicates perfect Ability; and ‘al-Hilm‘ (Forbearance) -, which indicates knowledge- since forbearance and generosity are not envisaged from the ignorant ones; and these two are the foundation for the characteristics of honour and generosity.

(al-`Azeem) (The Tremendous One) :

Mullaa `Alee al-Qaaree said in ‘Mirqaatul-Mafaateeh‘ (5/327): “Meaning: With respect to His Self and His attributes, so no request is too difficult for Him (to answer)

al-`Aynee said in ‘`Umdatul-Qaaree’: “Meaning: Therefore nothing should be requested except from Him, and no one should be asked except Him, since no one can remove tremendous distress except for the Tremendous Lord… And this dhikr contains an indication that no one is able to remove distress except Allaah.

at-Teebee said: This is a dhikr which results in removal of the distress.”

(al-Haleem) (The Forbearing):

Mullaa `Alee al-Qaaree said: “The One Who does not hasten to punish. He is not quick to punish the one who falls short in serving Him, rather He removes harm from him by His Mercy.”

al-Haafiz Ibn Hajr said in ‘Fathul-Baaree’: “The scholars said, al-Haleem is the One Who delays punishing whilst having the ability (to punish)..

al-Haafiz Badruddeen al-`Aynee said: “The reason why ‘al-Haleem‘ (The Forbearing One) is particularized in the dhikr is that distress which comes to the Believer is usually because of some form of falling short in acts of obedience, or some heedlessness, and this gives an indication of having hope for Pardon which will reduce the grief…”

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al-Haafiz al-`Aynee said: “His Saying ‘The Lord and Nurturer of the heavens and the earth‘ : He mentioned these two in particular since they are from the greatest of that which we see, and ‘ar-Rabb’ (the Lord and Nuturer) in the language is used for the one who is an owner, a master, a controller, one who nurtures, one who brings things to their state of completeness, and one who bestows favours. It is not unrestrictedly except for Allaah -the Most High.If it is used for anyone else besides Him then it is restricted to something specific, such as the owner/master (Rabb) of such and such…(thing)…

His Saying: ‘Lord of the Tremendous Throne‘ also comprises Tawheed, Lordship (Ruboobiyyah) and the greatness of the Throne… and the Throne is mentioned in particular because it is the greatest of the objects in the creation and everything else falls under it, in the way that which is lower falls under that which is higher…”

[Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank]
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PS (AbdurRahman Meda): English transliteration of the dua is added by me , taking it from Hisn al Muslim, published by darussalam. Also I have added the audio of this supplication

.Dua & Dhikr

Seeking Refuge From Seven

Imaam an-Nasaa·ee–rahimahullaah- reported in his ‘Sunan’ [The Book of Seeking Refuge: Chapter 61: Seeking refuge from falling from a high place, and from being crushed by a falling building] (no. 5531): “Mahmood ibn Ghaylaan related to us, saying: al-Fadl ibn Moosaa narrated to us: from `Abdullaah ibn Sa`eed: from Sayfee, the freed slave of Aboo Ayyoob: from Abul-Yasar, who said: Allaah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) used to say:

Seeking Refuge From Seven

‘O Allaah,

  • I seek refuge with You
  • from falling from a high place, and
  • from being crushed by a falling building, and
  • from drowning, and
  • from being burned to death, and
  • I seek refuge with You from being overcome by Satan at the point of death, and
  • I seek refuge with You from dying in Your cause whilst fleeing away, and
  • I seek refuge with You from dying from a poisonous sting’.”
  • Also reported by Aboo Daawood [The Book of Prayer: Chapter 367: With regard to seeking refuge: (no.1552)]

    Declared ‘Saheeh’ by Shaikh al-Albaanee –rahimahullaah.

    [Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank]
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