Thank Allah SWT…

THANK ALLÂH SUBHÂNAHU WA TA’ÂLÂ EVERYDAY FOR ALL THE JOINTS IN YOUR BODY WHICH MAKE YOU WALK AND MOVE, BY MAKING THIS SIMPLE YET POWERFUL DHIKR.

The Messenger of Allâh salallâhu alaihi wa sallam said: “Every human was created with three hundred and sixty joints. Whoever says أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ – Allâhu ’Akbar (Allâh is the Greatest), الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ – al-hamdu lillâh (All praise and thanks be to Allâh), لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ – Lâ ’ilâha ’illallâh (There is none worthy of worship in truth but Allâh), سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ – Subhânallâh (Glory be to Allâh), أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ – ’Astaghfirullâh (I seek Allâh’s forgiveness), removes a stone, a thorn or a bone from the road, enjoins what is right and forbids what is wrong, up to the equal number of these three hundred and sixty joints, then he walks that day having moved himself away from Hell. [Muslim]

Explanatory Note:
There are three hundred and sixty joints in a human body. It is these joints which enable him to work and make all kinds of movements. If man’s body did not have these joints it would have been impossible for him to sit, stand, lie, move and make use of different organs of his body. Thus every joint is a blessing for which one must express gratitude to Allâh. It is yet another blessing of Allâh subhânahu wa ta‘âlâ that He has also told man a very easy way of thanksgiving which can be practiced even by the poorest man in the world. [Riyâdhus-Sâlihîn]

From the book “REACHING OUT TO MY RABB”

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DO YOU WANT OUR PROPHET (PBUH) TO HOLD YOUR HAND AND ENTER YOU INTO JANNAH?

DO YOU WANT OUR PROPHET SALALLÂHU ‘ALAIHI WA SALLAM TO HOLD YOUR HAND AND ENTER YOU INTO JANNAH? MAKE THIS DHIKR ONCE EVERY MORNING AND ENTER PARADISE WITH HIM IN SHA ALLAH…

Allâh’s Messenger salallâhu alaihi wa sallam said, “Whoever says when he enters the morning:

رَضِيتُ بِاللَّهِ رَبًّا وَبِالإِسْلَامِ دِينًا وَبِمُحَمَّدٍ نَبِيًّا

Radhîtu billâhi Rabban, wa bil-’Islâmi dînan, wa bi-Muhammadin salallâhu alaihi wa sallam Nabiyyan. – Once in the morning.

I am pleased with Allâh as my Lord, with ’Islâm as my religion and with Muhammad salallâhu alaihi wa sallam as my Prophet.

– Then I guarantee that I will take hold of his hand until I enter him into Paradise.” [at-Tabarânî, classified as hasan lighairihi by al-’Albânî in Sahîh at-Targhîb wat-Tarhîb and as-Saîhah]

Explanatory Note:
Prophet salallâhu alaihi wa sallam said: “He indeed has tasted the relish of ’îmân: one who is pleased with Allâh as his Lord, with ’Islâm as his dîn and with Muhammad as a Prophet.” [Muslim, at-Tirmidhî]

To be pleased with Allâh subhânahu wa ta‘âlâ as his Lord means that the believer looks upon Allâh’s pleasure as the sole achievement of his life, is satisfied and content with Allâh alone and will not supplicate to anyone other than Him. To be pleased with ’Islâm as a code of life implies that whatever ’Islâm has laid down for a believer by way of spiritual guidance or practical legislation should be looked upon as the will of Allâh and should be willingly and cheerfully put into practice. He will not follow a path other than ’Islâm, and will only perform acts that agree with the legislation of Muhammad salallâhu alaihi wa sallam. To be pleased with Muhammad salallâhu alaihi wa sallam as the Messenger of Allâh means that the believer is satisfied and comfortable that Muhammad salallâhu alaihi wa sallam is his Prophet and for every Muslim. Saying so indicates that it is through him salallâhu alaihi wa sallam that Allâh’s will has been made known to us. He salallâhu alaihi wa sallam is the bearer of the final revelation and is therefore best suited to tell us how Allâh subhânahu wa ta‘âlâ is to be loved and obeyed, how His pleasure can be sought and how His laws can be applied in practical life. So, without obeying Muhammad salallâhu alaihi wa sallam and following him sincerely, we cannot obey our Lord.

From the book “REACHING OUT TO MY RABB”

DUA FOR THE DECEASED AFTER BURIAL

WE ARE PARTICULARLY INSTRUCTED TO MAKE A DU’Â’ FOR THE DECEASED SOON AFTER BURYING HIM OR HER. DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS THE DU’Â’ AND WHY WE SHOULD MAKE THIS DU’Â’ ?

WE ARE PARTICULARLY INSTRUCTED TO MAKE A DU’Â’ FOR THE DECEASED SOON AFTER BURYING HIM OR HER. DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS THE DU’Â’ AND WHY WE SHOULD MAKE THIS DU’Â’ ?

Prophet salallâhu alaihi wa sallam used to tell those present at the grave: “Ask forgiveness for your brother, and that he be firm (in his answers), for he is being questioned now.” [al-Hâkim, authenticated by al-’Albânî in Sahîh Abû Dâwûd, ’Ahkâm al-Janâ’iz]

We can say:

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لَهُ، اللَّهُمَّ ثَبِّتْهُ.

Allâhum-maghfir lahu, Allâhumma thabbith’hu.

O’ Allâh! Forgive him. O’ Allâh! Strengthen him.

Explanatory Note:
Two angels will question a man in his grave. Allâh subhânahu wa ta‘âlâ helps a true believer in answering correctly. Where as, a wretched person will not have the answers to the angels’ questions. We are therefore, particularly instructed that after the burial of a fellow Muslim, to supplicate beside his grave, for him to be steadfast against the ordeal to which he would be subjected.

From the book “REACHING OUT TO MY RABB”

POWERFUL DU’Â’ OF PROPHET (PBUH) TO PROTECT US FROM EVERY POSSIBLE EVIL

THIS IS A VERY POWERFUL DU’Â’ OF OUR PROPHET SALALLÂHU ‘ALAIHI WA SALLAM WHICH WILL PROTECT US FROM EVERY POSSIBLE EVIL FOUND IN MAN. LET’S LEARN IT.

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ سَمْعِي وَمِنْ شَرِّ بَصَرِي وَمِنْ شَرِّ لِسَانِي وَمِنْ شَرِّ قَلْبِي وَمِنْ شَرِّ مَنِيِّي.

Allâhumma ’innî ’a‘ûdhu bika min sharri sam‘î, wa min sharri basarî, wa min sharri lisânî, wa min sharri qalbî, wa min sharri manîyyî.

O’ Allâh! I take refuge in You from the evils of my hearing, the evils of my seeing, the evils of my tongue, the evils of my heart and the evils of passions. [Abû Dâwud, at-Tirmidhî]

Explanatory note:
A comprehensive supplication in which Prophet salallâhu alaihi wa sallam sought refuge in Allâh subhânahu wa ta‘âlâ from every sort of possible evil found in man. Hearing forbidden things such as lies, abuse, backbiting, music, etc. are the evils of hearing. Evils of seeing is looking at what is forbidden, and ignoring the signs of Allâh subhânahu wa ta‘âlâ which are present all over the universe. Evils of the heart is having qualities like miserliness, grudge, pride, hypocrisy, etc. and filling the heart with the love of others besides Allâh. Seeking protection from the evils of passion are those arising from sexual passion, for we are accountable for all of the above on the Day of Resurrection.

From the book “REACHING OUT TO MY RABB”

WE MAKE THIS DHIKR IN EVERY RUKU’ IN OUR SALAH.

WE MAKE THIS DHIKR IN EVERY RUKU’ IN OUR SALAH. DO WE KNOW WHY WE SAY THIS IN RUKU’ AND WHAT IT MEANS? LET’S LEARN.

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّيَ الْعَظِيمِ

Subhâna Rabbiyal-‘azîm.

Glory to my Lord, the Exalted. –Three times [Abû Dawûd, ’Ahmad, authenticated by al-’Albânî in Sahîh at-Tirmidhî]

Explanatory Note:
Ruku‘ and sajdah are the two states in prayer when we express our humility before our Lord. This is why we praise and glorify Allâh subhânahu wa ta‘âlâ in these positions. When we say “Subhâna Rabbi”, we are disassociating Allâh from any imperfection and from every defect and shortcoming in His attributes, actions and His rights (over the creation). Among His rights are the declaration of His mightiness in every situation, the placing of obedience to Him before obedience to our soul or parents, leaders and others besides them. And we say“Rabbi” meaning “my Lord” in order to feel closeness to Him and love Him. It adds that element of bonding, that ingredient for connection and love. He is My Lord (Rabbi) Who has raised me in His care, clothing me, feeding me, healing me, nurturing me. So by saying this dhikr with our heart, we realize His Majesty and Sovereignty and say, “I place all my hopes with You, My Lord.”

Allah SWT Knows Best.

From the book “REACHING OUT TO MY RABB”

DEATH IS AN INEVITABLE EVENT…. DU’Â’ FOR PROTECTION FROM MANY FORMS OF SUDDEN AND PAINFUL DEATHS.

االلَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَدْمِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ التَّرَدِّي وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْغَرَقِ وَالْحَرَقِ وَالْهَرَمِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ أَنْ يَتَخَبَّطَنِيَ الشَّيْطَانُ عِنْدَ الْمَوْتِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ أَنْ أَمُوتَ فِي سَبِيلِكَ مُدْبِرًا وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ أَنْ أَمُوتَ لَدِيغًا.

Allâhumma ’innî ’a‘ûdhu bika minal-hadmi, wa ’a‘ûdhu bika minat-taraddî, wa ’a‘ûdhu bika minal-gharaqi, wal-haraqi, wal-harami; wa ’a‘ûdhu bika ’an yatakhabbataniyash-shaytânu ‘indal-mawti; wa ’a‘ûdhu bika ’an ’amûta fî sabîlika mudbiran, wa ’a‘ûdhu bika ’an ’amûta ladîghan.

O’ Allâh! I take refuge in You from being buried alive (from the debris of a building falling down), and I take refuge in You from falling down (from the roof of a building); and I take refuge in You from drowning and burning and from senility. I take refuge in You from Satan harming (beating) me at the time of my death; and I take refuge in You from dying in holy war with my back to the enemy (fleeing from the battlefield), and I take refuge in You from death by being bitten by venomous creatures. [Abû Dâwûd]

Explanatory note:
Shaytân makes utmost effort to mislead a believer at the time of his death by confusing or distracting the dying person so that he does not die in the state of ’îmân (faith) or repent before he dies. He aims at causing despair to the dying person so that he will have no hope of Allâh’s mercy. This du‘â’ is also for protection from many forms of sudden and painful deaths.

From the book “REACHING OUT TO MY RABB”