the Almighty said:
remember Me (by praying, glorifying), I will remember you, and be grateful to
Me (for My countless Favors on you) and never be ungrateful to Me.” (Al-Baqarah,
you who believe! Remember Allâh with much remembrance.
the men and the women who remember Allâh much with their hearts and tongues
has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise).(Al-Ahzab,35)
remember your Lord within yourself, humbly and with fear without loudness in
words in the mornings, and in the afternoons and be not of those who are
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The example of the one who
remembers (glorifies the praises of) his Lord, in comparison to the one who
does not remember his Lord, is that of a living creature compared to a dead
The Prophet (peace be upon him) also said: “Shall I not
tell you the best of deeds and the most sanctifying before Your King (Allah),
which does more to raise your rank and is better for you than spending gold
and money (in charity), and which is far better than encountering your
enemies and striking their necks (throats)? They (the companions) said,
“Indeed, tell us.” He (the Prophet) said: Remembrance of Allah.”
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Allah says, I am
just as My slave thinks I am and I am with him if he remembers Me. If he
remembers Me within himself, I too, remember him within Myself, and if he
remembers Me in a group of people, I remember him in a group that is better
than them, and if he comes one span nearer to Me, I go one cubit nearer to
him, and if he comes one cubit nearer to Me, I go a distance of two
outstretched arms nearer to him, and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him
`Abdullah Ibn Busr (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that a man
came to Allah’s Messenger and told him: “Oh Allah’s Messenger, the rites of
Islam are many for me, so tell me about something I can hold fast to.’
The Prophet said to him, ’Let your tongue be constant in uttering the
remembrance of Allah.” The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
“Whoever recites one letter of the Qur’an, Allah will bestow on him one
reward and the reward is multiplied ten times. I do not say that ‘Alif
Lam Mim’ is one letter but Alif is a letter, Lam is another letter and Mim is a third one.’”
`Uqbah Ibn `Amir (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the
Prophet (peace be upon him) came out when we were in As-Suffah and
said, “Are there any of you who would wish to go every day to Buthan or Al-`Aqiq (names of two ditches in Al-Madinah)
in the early morning and return with two she-camels without committing any
sin or severing the relations of his kith and kin?’” We (companions)
responded saying, ‘Indeed, we would like that, Oh Allah’s Messenger.’ He
said, ’You should go to the mosque and seek some knowledge or recite two
Qur’anic verses, that would be better than two she-camels and three verses
would be better than three she-camels and the same for a like number of male
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever takes a seat or lies
down (relaxes) and faild to remember Allah, has incurred upon himself a loss
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whenever a group
of people sit in a gathering and fail to remember Allah and send prayers upon
the Prophet, they incur a loss upon themselves. If Allah willed, He would
punish them and if He willed, he would forgive them.”
Likewise, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The
likeness of people rising from a gathering in which they had failed to
remember Allah is that of a carrion of an ass and upon them shall be grief.”https://sites.google.com/site/hammarakathor/Home/upplications--du-ua
1. Our Lord! Grant us good in this world and good in the life to come and keep us safe from the torment of the Fire (2:201)
2. Our Lord! Bestow on us endurance and make our foothold sure and give us help against those who reject faith. (2:250)
3. Our Lord! Take us not to task if we forget or fall into error. (2:286)
4. Our Lord! Lay not upon us such a burden as You did lay upon those before us. (2:286)
5. Our Lord! Impose not on us that which we have not the strength to bear, grant us forgiveness and have mercy on us. You are our Protector. Help us against those who deny the truth. (2:286)
6. Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate from the truth after You have guided us, and bestow upon us mercy from Your grace. Verily You are the Giver of bounties without measure. (3:8)
7. Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and the lack of moderation in our doings, and make firm our steps and succour us against those who deny the truth.(3:147)
8. Our Lord! Whomsoever You shall commit to the Fire, truly You have brought [him] to disgrace, and never will wrongdoers find any helpers (3:192)
9. Our Lord! Behold we have heard a voice calling us unto faith: "Believe in your Lord" as we have believed. (3:193)
10. Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and efface our bad deeds and take our souls in the company of the righteous. (3:193)
11. Our Lord! And grant us that which you have promised to us by Your messengers and save us from shame on the Day of Judgement. Verily You never fail to fulfill Your promise. (3:194)
12. Our Lord! We have sinned against ourselves, and unless You grant us forgiveness and bestow Your mercy upon us, we shall most certainly be lost! (7:23)
13. Our Lord! Place us not among the people who have been guilty of evildoing. (7:47)
14. Our Lord! Lay open the truth between us and our people, for You are the best of all to lay open the truth. (7:89)
15. Our Lord! Pour out on us patience and constancy, and make us die as those who have surrendered themselves unto You. (7:126)
16. Our Lord! Make us not a trial for the evildoing folk, and save as by Your mercy from people who deny the truth (10:85-86)
17. Our Lord! You truly know all that we may hide [in our hearts] as well as all that we bring into the open, for nothing whatever, be it on earth or in heaven, remains hidden from Allah (14:38)
18. Our Lord! Bestow on us mercy from Your presence and dispose of our affairs for us in the right way. (18:10)
19. Our Lord! Grant that our spouses and our offspring be a comfort to our eyes, and give us the grace to lead those who are conscious of You. (25:74)
20. Our Lord! You embrace all things within Your Grace and Knowledge, forgive those who repent and follow Your path, and ward off from them the punishment of Hell. (40:7)
21. Our Lord! Make them enter the Garden of Eden which You have promised to them, and to the righteous from among their fathers, their wives and their offspring, for verily You are alone the Almighty and the truly Wise. (40:8)
22. Our Lord! Relieve us of the torment, for we do really believe. (44:12)
23. Our Lord! Forgive us our sins as well as those of our brethren who proceeded us in faith and let not our hearts entertain any unworthy thoughts or feelings against [any of] those who have believed. Our Lord! You are indeed full of kindness and Most Merciful (59:10)
24. Our Lord! In You we have placed our trust, and to You do we turn in repentance, for unto You is the end of all journeys. (60:4)
25. Our Lord! Perfect our light for us and forgive us our sins, for verily You have power over all things. (66:8)Greeting another Muslim
As salamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
Translation: May the peace of Allah descend upon you and His Mercy and Blessings.
When salaam is conveyed (when some conveys salam to you on another's behalf).
Alayka wa alay-his salaamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
Translation: Upon you and upon him be the peace of Allah, His mercy and blessings.
Before a meal
Bismillahi wa 'ala baraka-tillah.
Translation: With Allah's name and uon the blessings granted by Allah (do we eat).
After having a meal
Alham do lillah hilla-thee At Amana wa saquana waja 'alana minal Muslimeen.
Translation: All praise is due to Allah who gave us food and drink and who made us Muslims.
Dua for ZamZam (Holy Water)
Allah humma Innee As alooka 'ilman naa fee-ow wa Rizq-ow waa See-ow wa Shee-faa amm min Kooll-lee daa-een.
Translation: O Allah, I ask You to grant me beneficial knowledge, abundant sustenance and cure from all diseases.
Before wudhu (ablution)
Allahumma-gh fir-lee dhan-bee wawass si'lee fi dari wa bariklee fi rizq.
Translation: O Allah Forgive my sins, make my home accommodating and grant me abundance in my livelihood.
Allahummaj 'al-ni minat-tow-wa beena waj-alni minal muta-tah-hireen.
Translation: I testify that there is no deity except Allah; He is One and has no partner. And I testify that Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) is His servant and apostle.
When entering the masjid (mosque)
A'uthu bil-Lahil 'atheemi wa biwajhi-hil kareemi wasultaani-hil qadeemi minash-shaytaanir rajeem.
Translation: I seek protection from Allah, The Sublime, and I seek the protection of His Merciful Self and of His Eternal Kingdom against the accursed devil.
Alhamdulillah! (right graphic) / Alhamdu lillahi 'ala kull-lee ha-leen (left graphic).
Translation: Thanks and all praise be to Allah (or) Thanks and all praise be to Allah under all conditions.
Reply to someone who sneezes
Yar Hamoo kall Lah.
Translation: May Allah have mercy on you.
When a Non-Muslim sneezes
Yahdee Kumullahu wa Yaslih Ba Lakoom.
Translation: May Allah give you guidance and make your children pious.
When someone is critically ill
When someone is so critically ill that there is no hope for his recovery, under no circumstances should he (or she) pray for his (or her) death. But if one must, then one should recite the following dua:
Allah-humma ah-yini ma kaanatil hayaatu khairall-lee wa tawaff-fani i-dha kaanatil wa faato khai-rall-lee.
Translation: O Allah, keep me alive so long as it is in my best interest and give me death when it is in my best interest.
When visiting the sick
La ba'sa tahoorun inshaa-Allah. La ba'sa tahoorun inshaa-Allah.
Translation: No need to worry. It (this sickness) is a means of cleansing from sins. No need to worry. It (this sickness) is a means of cleansing from sins.
Dua taught to a new muslim
Allahummagh fir-lee warr hamnee wah-dini warr zuq-ni.
Translation: O Allah, forgive me, have mercy on me, guide me aright and grant me sustenance.
When entering the toilet
Allahumma in-nee a'oothu bika minal khubu-thee wal khabaa ith.
When leaving the toilet, recite
Alhamdulillah-hilla-thee ath-haba ann-nil athaa wa 'afaani.
Reaching the top of an incline
Allahumma lakash-sharafu 'ala kull-lee shara-few walakal hamdu 'ala kull-li haalin.
Translation: O Allah, all sublimity is for You at every incline and all praise is for You at all times under all conditions.
Whenever a person commits any sin, he/she should immediately offer repentance to Allah, saying the following dua.
Allahumma In-nee a-toobu ilayka minha la ar-ji-u ilayhaa abada.
Translation: O Allah, I repent before You for all my sins and I promise never to return to the same (again).
Alhamdulillah-hillathee ah-yana ba'da ma ama tana wa ilayhi nushoor.
Translation: Many thanks to Allah who gave us life after having given us death and (our) final return (on the Day of Qiyaamah (Judgement)) is to Him.
When undertaking a journey
Subhanalla-thee sakh-khara-lana haatha wa-ma kun-na lahoo muqrineena wa inna ila Rabbina la-mun-qali-boon.
Translation: Glory be to Him (Allah) who has brought this (vehicle) under our control though we were unable to control it. Sure, we are to return to our Lord.
Istikhara for nikah (marriage)
When intending to marry someone then even before proposing or expressing one's intention to propose, one should perform Wudhu in the best of manner and then offer as many Nafl Salaahs as possible. Thereafter one should praise and glorify Allah in the best manner and recite the following Dua:
Translation: O Allah, You have power and I have none. You know all and I know not. You are The Knower of all that is hidden. If, in Your knowledge (mention name of person here) be good for me in my faith and in my temporal and religious life, then ordain her (or him) for me. And if anyone other than her (or him) be good for me in my faith and religious life, then ordain her (or him) for me.
Dua-e-Qunoot (read in Witr)
Translation: O Allah! We beg help from You alone; ask forgiveness from You alone, and turn towards You and praise You for all the good things and are grateful to You and are not ungrateful to You and we part and break off with all those who are disobedient to you. O Allah! You alone do we worship and pray exclusively to You and bow before You alone and we hasten eagerly towards You and we fear Your severe punishment and hope for Your Mercy as your severe punishment is surely to be meted out to the unbelievers.
Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us: For Thou art the All-Hearing, the All-knowing
Rabbana taqabbal minna innaka antas Sameeaul Aleem
رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ السَّمِيعُ العَلِيمُ
Our Lord! Make of us Muslims, bowing to Thy (Will), and of our progeny a people Muslim, bowing to Thy (will); and show us our place for the celebration of (due) rites; and turn unto us (in Mercy); for Thou art the Oft-Returning, Most Merciful
Rabbana wa-j'alna Muslimayni laka wa min Dhurriyatina 'Ummatan Muslimatan laka wa 'Arina Manasikana wa tub 'alayna 'innaka 'antat-Tawwabu-Raheem
رَبَّنَا وَاجْعَلْنَا مُسْلِمَيْنِ لَكَ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِنَا أُمَّةً مُّسْلِمَةً لَّكَ وَأَرِنَا مَنَاسِكَنَا وَتُبْ عَلَيْنَآ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ
Our Lord! Grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and save us from the chastisement of the fire
Rabbana atina fid-dunya hasanatan wa fil 'akhirati hasanatan waqina 'adhaban-nar
رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
Our Lord! Bestow on us endurance, make our foothold sure, and give us help against the disbelieving folk
Rabbana afrigh 'alayna sabran wa thabbit aqdamana wansurna 'alal-qawmil-kafirin
رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْراً وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانصُرْنَا عَلَى القَوْمِ الكَافِرِينَ
Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error
Rabbana la tu'akhidhna in-nasina aw akhta'na
رَبَّنَا لاَ تُؤَاخِذْنَا إِن نَّسِينَا أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا
Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden Like that which Thou didst lay on those before us
Rabbana wala tahmil alayna isran kama hamaltahu 'alal-ladheena min qablina
رَبَّنَا وَلاَ تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَا إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِنَا
Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins, and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. Thou art our Protector; Help us against those who stand against faith
Rabbana wala tuhammilna ma la taqata lana bihi wa'fu anna waghfir lana wairhamna anta mawlana fansurna 'alal-qawmil kafireen
رَبَّنَا وَلاَ تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لاَ طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا أَنتَ مَوْلاَنَا فَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ[البقرة :286]
Our Lord! (they say), Let not our hearts deviate now after Thou hast guided us, but grant us mercy from Thine own Presence; for Thou art the Grantor of bounties without measure
Rabbana la tuzigh quloobana ba'da idh hadaytana wa hab lana milladunka rahmah innaka antal Wahhab
رَبَّنَا لاَ تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ
[8: آل عمران]
Our Lord! Thou art He that will gather mankind Together against a day about which there is no doubt; for Allah never fails in His promise.
Rabbana innaka jami'unnasi li-Yawmil la rayba ri innAllaha la yukhliful mi'aad
رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ جَامِعُ النَّاسِ لِيَوْمٍ لاَّ رَيْبَ فِيهِ إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَ
[آل عمران :9]
Our Lord! We have indeed believed: forgive us, then, our sins, and save us from the agony of the Fire
Rabbana innana amanna faghfir lana dhunuubana wa qinna 'adhaban-Naar
رَبَّنَا إِنَّنَا آمَنَّا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
[آل عمران :16]
Our Lord! We believe in what Thou hast revealed, and we follow the Messenger. Then write us down among those who bear witness
Rabbana amanna bima anzalta wattaba 'nar-Rusula fak-tubna ma'ash-Shahideen
رَبَّنَا آمَنَّا بِمَا أَنزَلَتْ وَاتَّبَعْنَا الرَّسُولَ فَاكْتُبْنَا مَعَ الشَّاهِدِينَِ
[آل عمران :53]
Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and anything We may have done that transgressed our duty: Establish our feet firmly, and help us against those that resist Faith
Rabbana-ghfir lana dhunuubana wa israfana fi amrina wa thabbit aqdamana wansurna 'alal qawmil kafireen
ربَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَإِسْرَافَنَا فِي أَمْرِنَا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَِ
[آل عمران :147]
Our Lord! Not for naught Hast Thou created (all) this! Glory to Thee! Give us salvation from the penalty of the Fire
Rabbana ma khalaqta hadha batila Subhanaka faqina 'adhaban-Naar
رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَذا بَاطِلاً سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
[آل عمران :191]
Our Lord! Any whom Thou dost admit to the Fire, Truly Thou coverest with shame, and never will wrong-doers Find any helpers!
Rabbana innaka man tudkhilin nara faqad akhzaytah wa ma liDh-dhalimeena min ansar
رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ مَن تُدْخِلِ النَّارَ فَقَدْ أَخْزَيْتَهُ وَمَا لِلظَّالِمِينَ مِنْ أَنصَارٍ
[آل عمران :192]
Our Lord! We have heard the call of one calling (Us) to Faith, 'Believe ye in the Lord,' and we have believed.
Rabbana innana sami'na munadiyany-yunadi lil-imani an aminu bi Rabbikum fa'aamanna
رَّبَّنَا إِنَّنَا سَمِعْنَا مُنَادِيًا يُنَادِي لِلإِيمَانِ أَنْ آمِنُواْ بِرَبِّكُمْ فَآمَنَّا
[آل عمران :193]
Our Lord! Forgive us our sins, blot out from us our iniquities, and take to Thyself our souls in the company of the righteous
Rabbana faghfir lana dhunoobana wa kaffir 'ana sayyi'aatina wa tawaffana ma'al Abrar
رَبَّنَا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَكَفِّرْ عَنَّا سَيِّئَاتِنَا وَتَوَفَّنَا مَعَ الأبْرَارِ
[آل عمران :193]
Our Lord! Grant us what Thou didst promise unto us through Thine apostles, and save us from shame on the Day of Judgment: For Thou never breakest Thy promise
Rabbana wa 'atina ma wa'adtana 'ala rusulika wa la tukhzina yawmal-Qiyamah innaka la tukhliful mi'aad
رَبَّنَا وَآتِنَا مَا وَعَدتَّنَا عَلَى رُسُلِكَ وَلاَ تُخْزِنَا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّكَ لاَ تُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَاد
[آل عمران :194]
Our Lord! We believe; write us down among the witnesses.
Rabbana aamana faktubna ma' ash-shahideen
رَبَّنَا آمَنَّا فَاكْتُبْنَا مَعَ الشَّاهِدِينَ
O Allah our Lord! Send us from heaven a table set (with viands), that there may be for us - for the first and the last of us - a solemn festival and a sign from thee; and provide for our sustenance, for thou art the best Sustainer (of our needs)
Rabbana anzil 'alayna ma'idatam minas-Samai tuknu lana 'idal li-awwa-lina wa aakhirna wa ayatam-minka war-zuqna wa anta Khayrul-Raziqeen
رَبَّنَا أَنزِلْ عَلَيْنَا مَآئِدَةً مِّنَ السَّمَاء تَكُونُ لَنَا عِيداً لِّأَوَّلِنَا وَآخِرِنَا وَآيَةً مِّنكَ وَارْزُقْنَا وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الرَّازِقِينَ
Our Lord! We have wronged our own souls: If thou forgive us not and bestow not upon us Thy Mercy, we shall certainly be lost.
Rabbana zalamna anfusina wa il lam taghfir lana wa tarhamna lana kuna minal-khasireen
رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنفُسَنَا وَإِن لَّمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ
Our Lord! Send us not to the company of the wrong-doers
Rabbana la taj'alna ma'al qawwmi-dhalimeen
رَبَّنَا لاَ تَجْعَلْنَا مَعَ الْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ
Our Lord! Decide Thou between us and our people in truth, for Thou art the best to decide.
Rabbanaf-tah baynana wa bayna qawmina bil haqqi wa anta Khayrul Fatiheen
رَبَّنَا افْتَحْ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَ قَوْمِنَا بِالْحَقِّ وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الْفَاتِحِينَ
Our Lord! Pour out on us patience and constancy, and take our souls unto thee as Muslims (who bow to thy will)!
Rabbana afrigh 'alayna sabraw wa tawaffana Muslimeen
رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَتَوَفَّنَا مُسْلِمِينَ
Our Lord! Make us not a trial for those who practise oppression; And deliver us by Thy Mercy from those who reject (Thee)
Rabbana la taj'alna firnatal lil-qawmidh-Dhalimeen wa najjina bi-Rahmatika minal qawmil kafireen
رَبَّنَا لاَ تَجْعَلْنَا فِتْنَةً لِّلْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ ; وَنَجِّنَا بِرَحْمَتِكَ مِنَ الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ
O our Lord! Truly Thou dost know what we conceal and what we reveal: for nothing whatever is hidden from Allah, whether on earth or in heaven
Rabbana innaka ta'iamu ma nukhfi wa ma nu'lin wa ma yakhfa 'alal-lahi min shay'in fil-ardi wa la fis-Sama'
رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ تَعْلَمُ مَا نُخْفِي وَمَا نُعْلِنُ وَمَا يَخْفَى عَلَى اللّهِ مِن شَيْءٍ فَي الأَرْضِ وَلاَ فِي السَّمَاء
O our Lord! And accept my Prayer.
Rabbana wa taqabbal Du'a
رَبَّنَا وَتَقَبَّلْ دُعَاء
O our Lord! Cover (us) with Thy Forgiveness - me, my parents, and (all) Believers, on the Day that the Reckoning will be established!
Rabbana ghfir li wa li wallidayya wa lil Mu'mineena yawma yaqumul hisaab
رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَوْمَ يَقُومُ الْحِسَابُ
Our Lord! Bestow on us Mercy from Thyself, and dispose of our affair for us in the right way!
Rabbana 'atina mil-ladunka Rahmataw wa hayya lana min amrina rashada
رَبَّنَا آتِنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً وَهَيِّئْ لَنَا مِنْ أَمْرِنَا رَشَدًا
Our Lord! We fear lest he hasten with insolence against us, or lest he transgress all bounds
Rabbana innana nakhafu any-yafruta 'alayna aw any-yatgha
رَبَّنَا إِنَّنَا نَخَافُ أَن يَفْرُطَ عَلَيْنَا أَوْ أَن يَطْغَى
Our Lord! We believe; then do Thou forgive us, and have mercy upon us: For Thou art the Best of those who show mercy
Rabbana amanna faghfir lana warhamna wa anta khayrur Rahimiin
رَبَّنَا آمَنَّا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الرَّاحِمِينَ
Our Lord! Avert from us the Wrath of Hell, for its Wrath is indeed an affliction grievous,- Evil indeed is it as an abode, and as a place to rest in.
Rabbanas-rif 'anna 'adhaba jahannama inna 'adhabaha kana gharama innaha sa'at musta-qarranw wa muqama
رَبَّنَا اصْرِفْ عَنَّا عَذَابَ جَهَنَّمَ إِنَّ عَذَابَهَا كَانَ غَرَامًا إِنَّهَا سَاءتْ مُسْتَقَرًّا وَمُقَامًا
O my Lord! Grant unto us wives and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and give us (the grace) to lead the righteous
Rabbana Hablana min azwaajina wadhurriy-yatina, qurrata 'ayioni wa-jalna lil-muttaqeena Imaama
رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا
Our Lord is indeed Oft-Forgiving Ready to appreciate (service)
Rabbana la Ghafurun shakur
رَبَّنَا لَغَفُورٌ شَكُورٌ
Our Lord! Thy Reach is over all things, in Mercy and Knowledge. Forgive, then, those who turn in Repentance, and follow Thy Path; and preserve them from the Penalty of the Blazing Fire!
Rabbana wasi'ta kulla sha'ir Rahmatanw wa 'ilman faghfir lilladhina tabu wattaba'u sabilaka waqihim 'adhabal-Jahiim
آمَنُوا رَبَّنَا وَسِعْتَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ رَّحْمَةً وَعِلْمًا فَاغْفِرْ لِلَّذِينَ تَابُوا وَاتَّبَعُوا سَبِيلَكَ وَقِهِمْ عَذَابَ الْجَحِيمِ
And grant, our Lord! that they enter the Gardens of Eternity, which Thou hast promised to them, and to the righteous among their fathers, their wives, and their posterity! For Thou art (He), the Exalted in Might, Full of Wisdom. And preserve them from (all) ills; and any whom Thou dost preserve from ills that Day,- on them wilt Thou have bestowed Mercy indeed: and that will be truly (for them) the highest Achievement.
Rabbana wa adhkhilum Jannati 'adninil-lati wa'attahum wa man salaha min aba'ihim wa azajihim wa dhuriyyatihim innaka antal 'Azizul-Hakim, waqihimus sayyi'at wa man taqis-sayyi'ati yawma'idhin faqad rahimatahu wa dhalika huwal fawzul-'Adheem
رَبَّنَا وَأَدْخِلْهُمْ جَنَّاتِ عَدْنٍ الَّتِي وَعَدتَّهُم وَمَن صَلَحَ مِنْ آبَائِهِمْ وَأَزْوَاجِهِمْ وَذُرِّيَّاتِهِمْ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ وَقِهِمُ السَّيِّئَاتِ وَمَن تَقِ السَّيِّئَاتِ يَوْمَئِذٍ فَقَدْ رَحِمْتَهُ وَذَلِكَ هُوَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ
Our Lord! Forgive us, and our brethren who came before us into the Faith, and leave not, in our hearts, rancour (or sense of injury) against those who have believed.
Rabbana-ghfir lana wa li 'ikhwani nalladhina sabaquna bil imani wa la taj'al fi qulubina ghillal-lilladhina amanu
رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا وَلِإِخْوَانِنَا الَّذِينَ سَبَقُونَا بِالْإِيمَانِ وَلَا تَجْعَلْ فِي قُلُوبِنَا غِلًّا لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا
Our Lord! Thou art indeed Full of Kindness, Most Merciful.
Rabbana innaka Ra'ufur Rahim
رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ رَؤُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ
Our Lord! In Thee do we trust, and to Thee do we turn in repentance: to Thee is (our) Final Goal
Rabbana 'alayka tawakkalna wa-ilayka anabna wa-ilaykal masir
رَّبَّنَا عَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ
Our Lord! Make us not a (test and) trial for the Unbelievers, but forgive us, our Lord! for Thou art the Exalted in Might, the Wise.
Rabbana la taj'alna fitnatal lilladhina kafaru waghfir lana Rabbana innaka antal 'Azizul-Hakim
رَبَّنَا لَا تَجْعَلْنَا فِتْنَةً لِّلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ
Our Lord! Perfect our Light for us, and grant us Forgiveness: for Thou hast power over all things.
Rabbana atmim lana nurana waighfir lana innaka 'ala kulli shay-in qadir
رَبَّنَا أَتْمِمْ لَنَا نُورَنَا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا إِنَّكَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
"When My servants ask about Me, I am indeed close to them. I listen to the
prayer of every supplicant, when he calls on Me. Let them also, with a will,
listen to My call, and believe in Me, so that they may walk in the right
way" (Qur'an 2:186)
For Relief of Pain and warding off the Evil Eye
Invocations for Repentance
Invocations for Agony and Depression
Invocations for Cure
Invocations for Protection
Du’a – E- Qunoot
For Relief of Pain and warding off the Evil Eye
And indeed those who disbelieve would almost smite you with their eyes when
they hear the reminder and they say: Indeed he is mad although it is nothing
but a reminder (Surah Al-Qalam: V 51 – 52)
I seek protection for you in Allah’s perfect words from every devil and every poisonous
reptile and every evil eye (Bukhari)
I seek protection in Allah’s perfect words from his anger and his punishment
and the evil of his slaves and the whisperings of the devils and that they
should come near me. (Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi)
In the name of Allah, may he bless you, and cure you of every sickness, and the
evil of the one who envies, when he envies and from the evil of every eye.
O Lord of mankind, remove the pain and heal. You are the healer. There is no
healing except your healing which leaves no sickness (Mishkat)
Invocations for Repentance
The Prophet (peace be upon him) states; O people, repent before Allah, I repent
a hundred times a day before Him. (Muslim)
O Allah! Forgive me for my mistakes and my ignorance, and over look the
extremities in my deeds; and those sins too of which You are between aware than
me. O Allah! Forgive me regarding that which I did intentionally and seriously;
and that too which I did joyfully and playfully; and those deeds too which I
did unintentionally and ignorantly; and those deeds, too, which I did
We are returners, repentents, worshippers, and thankful to Our Lord.
O Allah! Forgive all my sins, the tiny of them and the great of them; the first
of them and the last of them; the open of them and the secret of them.
O Allah! Indeed You are the Most Forgiving and You love forgiveness , then do
O Allah! Your forgiveness is more vast than my sins, and I expect Your Mercy
regarding my deeds. (Hakim)
O Allah! I have done great injustice to myself and none except You forgives
sins, so please forgive me and be Merciful to me as You are the Forgiver, The
O Allah! Make distance between myself and my wrong-doings as You have made
distance between the East and West, O Allah! Purify me of wrong-doings as a
white garment is purified of dirt, O Allah! Wash me of my wrong-doings with
snow, water and hail. (Bukhari)
O My Lord, accept my repentance, wash away my sins, answer my supplications,
clearly establish my evidences, make ture my tongue, guide my heart and dry out
malice from within my breast. (Tirmidi)
Our Lord! We have indeed believed, so forgive us our sins and save us from the
punishment of the Fire.
O My Lord, forgive me and accept my repentance, for indeed, You are The
Acceptor of Repentance. The All Forgiving. (Ibn-Maja)
I seek forgiveness from Allah, there is no deity but Him, The Living, The
Eternal and I repent to Him. (repeat 3 times) (Abu-Dawud)
Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You will not forgive us and bestow upon
us Your Mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers.
Your are our Protector, so forgive us and have Mercy on us; for You are the
Best of those who forgive.
We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Your Forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the
return (of all).
Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error, our Lord! Lay not on
us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us. Our Lord! Put not
on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us
Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Patron and give us victory over the
disbelieving people. (Al Baqarah,:286)
Our Lord! Forgive our sins and expiate from us our evil deeds and make us die
along with ‘Al-Abrar’. (Al A’raf: 193)
Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and our transgressions, and establish our feet
firmly. (Al- Imran: 147)
And Seek the forgiveness of Your Lord and return to Him in repentance, that He
may grand you good enjoyment. (Hud: 3)
Our Lord! You comprehend all things in Mercy and Knowledge, so forgive those
who repent and follow Your Way, and save them from the torment of the blazing
Fire. (Momin: 7)
Our Lord! We believe so forgive us, and have mercy on us, for You are the Best
of all who show mercy.
Invocations for Agony and Depression
Don’t despair of Allah’s Mercy (Az- Zumar: 53)
O Allah, I seek your protection from anxiety and sadness, and I seek your
protection from helplessness and laziness, and I seek your protection from
stinginess and cowardice, and I seek your protection from heavy debt and the
oppression of men. (Bukhari)
Say: ‘Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has decreed For us: He is our
Protector’; And on Allah let the Believers Put their trust.
O Allah, I hope for your mercy, so do not entrust me to my soul for the
twinkling of an eyelid and rectify my matters totally. There is no God but you.
There is no God but you, Glory be to you. Indeed I was of the wrongdoers.
There is no God but Allah the exalted the forbearing. There is no God but
Allah, Lord of the supreme throne. There is no God but Allah, Lord of the
Heavens and Lord of the Earth and Lord of the Honourable throne. (Bukhari)
I only complain of my distraction and anguish To Allah, and I know from Allah
That which ye know not…
If Allah do touch thee with hurt, there is none can remove it but He; if He do
design some benefit for thee, there is non can keep back His favour: He cause
it to reach Whomsoever of His servants He pleases. And He is the Oft-Forgiving.
I put my trust in Allah, My Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving Creature,
but He hath Grasp of its fore-lock, Verily, it is my Lord that is on a straight
What Allah Out of His Mercy Doth bestow on mankind None can withhold: What He
doth withhold, None can grant, Apart from Him: And He is Exalted in Power, Full
Say: “Sufficient is Allah for me! In Him trust those Who put their trust.”
(They Prayed): “Our Lord! In Thee do we trust, And to Thee do we turn In
repentance: to Thee is our final Return. “Our Lord! Make us not a test and
trial for the Unbelievers, But Thou art the exalted in Might, the Wise.”
“O Allah! I am Your bond servant, son of Your bondsman, and son of Your
bondswoman. My forelock is in Your Hands; Your judgement is continuously being
carried out upon me; Your sentence upon me is just. I ask You with every name
that is Yours, with which You have named Yourself, brought down in Your book,
taught to one of Your creation, or have preferred for Yourself in the hidden knowledge,
with You; that You make the Qur’an the delight of my heart, and the light of my
chest, and the means of dispelling my grief, my worry and my sorry. (Ahmad)
Invocations for Cure
‘And we reveal The Quran that which is a healing and a mercy for believers
though it Incrase the evildoers in nothing but ruin.’ (Surah Bani Israel. V82)
And say: My Lord! Forgive and have mercy for You are best of all who show
mercy”. (Surah Al- Momin, V118)
In the name of Allah I exorcize you from everything and safeguard you from
every evil that may harm you and from the eye of a jealous one, Allah would
cure you and I invoke the name of Allah for you.
I seek refuge in the Glory of Allah, and His ability from the evil of that
which I experience and caution. ( place your hand at the place where you feel
pain in your body and say Bismillah)
I ask Allah, The Mighty, The Lord of the Mighty Throne, to cure you (Whoever,
visited a sick person whose set time (of death) has not yet come and says at
his place 7 times, Allah would not but heal him)
I seek refuge in the perfect and complete words of Allah from every satan and
venomous reptile and from every evil eye.
O Allah! Indeed, I pray to You for good health, piety, a good character and a
Take away the disease, O the Lord of the people! Cure him has You are the one
who cures. There is no cure but Yours, a cure that leaves no disease. ( Upon
visiting the sick person) The Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) would
rub his right hadn about the place of pain and recite this du’ua
There is no have in sickness. If Allah wills, it will cleanse your sins. Indeed
My Lord is Guardian over all things. (Surah Hud: V 83)
O my Lord, Indeed I am overcome , so help me. (Surah Al – Qamar, V 10)
Invocations for Protection
He who recites ‘Surah Ikhlas’ at the time of his death, is protected from the
torment in the Grave, and on the Day of Judgement, the Angels wil hold him by
his hand and lead him across the As-Sirat (The Bridge) (Tabrani)
If anyone memorizes the last ten Surah’s of the Qur’an he will be protected
form the turmoil of the Ad- Dajjal. (Muslim)
He who recites Surah Al-Mulk before going to bed at night, Allah saves him from
the punishment of the Grave (Nisai)
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) used to recite the last
three Surah’s of the Qur’an every night before going to bed. He would cup his
hands together and blow over them after reciting them. Then he would rub his
palms all over his head, face an those parts of his capital body that his hands
could reach. 3 times. (Muslim)
When you go to your bed recite Ayat al- Kursi for their will be a guard from
Allah who will protect you all night and Satan will not be able to come near
you till dawn. (Bukhari)
O Allah! I seek refuge in You from the withdrawal of Your blessing and the
change of Your protection from me and from Your sudden wrath, and from every
displeasure of Yours.
O Allah! I seek refuge with Your from the difficult moment of calamity and from
being overtaken by destruction and from being destined to an evil end and from
t he malicious joy of enemies.
O Allah! I seek refuge with you from contradictions amongst us, and hatred
(amongst us) and unpleasant behaviour towards others.
O Allah! I seek refuge with You from laziness and geriatric old age, from all
kinds of sins and from being in debt; from the affliction of the Fire and from
the punishment of the Fire and from the evil of the affliction of wealth: and I
seek refuge from the affliction of poverty.
O Allah! I seek refuge with You from my house falling on me, I seek refuge with
You from falling into an abyss, I seek refuge with You from drowning, burning,
and decrepitude, I seek refuge with You from the devil harming me at the time
of my death; I seek refuge with You, from dying in your path while retreating:
and I seek refuge with You from dying of the string of a poisonous creature.
I seek refuge in the perfect word of Allah from the evil of what He has
created. (3 times in the evening) whoever takes a lodging place for himself
then let him say nothing would harm him until he would depart from that place.
None has the right to worshipped but Allah. He is the only one and has no
partners. For Him is the Kingdom and all the praises are due for Him. He is Omnipotent.
I seek refuge in Allah, from the despicable devil, from his diabolical
possession, from his instigation of pride and form his evil erotic verses.
In the name of Allah; O Allah! Protect us from Satan and also protect what You
bestow upon us (i.e. the coming offspring) from Satan. (To be recited before
In the name of Allah, with Whose name nothing in the Earth, nor in the Heavens
can cause harm, and He is The Hearer, The Well Knower, (nothing would harm him)
read 3 times morning and evening.
O Allah! Indeed, I seek refuge with You from the evil day , the evil night, the
evil hour, the evil friend and the abode which has evil neighbors.
O Allah! I beg of You all the good that Your Prophet Muhammad (peace and
blessings be upon him) begged of You and seek Your Protection against all the
evil, against which Your Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)
sought Your protection. You are the One Who is asked for help and is for You to
convey Your guidance. There is no strength to resist evil nor power to do good
except through Allah.
Dua – E – Qunoot
O Allah! Guide me so as to be amongst those whom you have guided and grant me
well- being so as to be amongst those whom you have granted well- being to and
befriend and be a guardian over me so as to be amongst those whom you have
befriended and bless me in what you have granted and save me from the evil of
what you have decreed because indeed you alone can decree and not can anything
be decreed against your will, indeed not can be humiliated whom you befriend
and not can be honoured whom you have enmity for, greatly blessed are you our
Rabb and greatly exalted we seek yours forgiveness and turn in repentance
towards you and may the mercy of Allah be upon the Prophet (peace and blessings
be upon him)
O Allah! Indeed we seek your help and seek your forgiveness and believe in you
and trust upon you and praise you in the best way and are grateful to you and
are not ungrateful and we shun and leave whoever disobeys you. O Allah! Only
you do, we worship and offer prayers and prostrate to and towards you, we run
and show servitude to and we hope of your mercy and fear your wrath for indeed
your wrath is one to befall the disbelievers.
10 Steps to
Increasing our Iman(Faith)
Muhammad (S) said: "Faith wears out in the heart of any one of you just as
clothes wear out, so ask Allah to renew the faith in your hearts” (Mustadrak al-Haakim).
Our Iman is not always as sound and
strong as we want it to be as it often fluctuates according to life
circumstances. There are several causes for weakening Iman such as
deficiencies in our prayers or the insinuating whispers from the Shaytan.
Regardless of the cause, it is crucial for all of us to keep a check on our
Iman and if we feel it is faltering in any way then we should take measures
to restore it. It is our responsibility to know which things decrease our
Iman and how to avoid them and those that increase our Iman and how to embrace
What are signs of
a weak imaan?
Signs of weak
• Committing sins and not feeling any
• Having a hard heart and no desire
to read the Quran.
• Feeling too lazy to do good deeds,
e.g. being late for salat
• Neglecting the Sunnah.
• Having mood swings, for instance
being upset about petty things and bothered and irritated most of the time.
• Not feeling anything when hearing
verses from the Quran, for example when Allah warns us of punishments and His
promise of glad tidings.
• Finding difficulty in remembering
Allah and making dhikr.
• Not feeling bad when things are
done against the Shariah.
• Desiring status and wealth.
• Being mean and miserly, i.e. not
wanting to part with wealth.
• Ordering others to do good deeds
when not practising them ourselves.
• Feeling pleased when things are not
progressing for others.
• Being concerned with whether
something is haram or halal only; and not avoiding makroo (not recommended)
• Making fun of people who do simple
good deeds, like cleaning the mosque.
• Not feeling concerned about the
situation of Muslims.
• Not feeling the responsibility to
do something to promote Islam.
• Being unable to deal with
calamities, for instance crying and yelling in funerals.
• Liking to argue just for the sake
of arguing without any proof.
• Becoming engrossed and very
involved with dunya, worldly things, i.e. feeling bad only when losing
something in terms of material wealth.
• Becoming engrossed and obsessive
Here are 10 ways
that we can brighten up our Iman starting from today!
1. Recognise and
As humans we all commit sins no
matter how hard we try to avoid them because were created to be imperfect.
Engaging in evil deeds decreases our Iman. Actions like lying, cheating and
stealing, to name only a few, take a toll on the human heart and soul which
makes us more susceptible to being lead astray from the Path of Allah. It is
important for us to reflect upon our deeds and weed out the ones that are
contrary to the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad
(S). Allah has gifted us with an innate sense of justice and the ability to
reason and make sound judgements. Our fitrah (natural disposition)
necessitates that we all know when we are committing a sin. And if we don't
know, we certainly have a bevy of resources to find out from!
• Conditions for the acceptance of
The word tauba which is rendered as
repentance in English, is not a simple term as most people believe. It is
very rich in meaning and implication, and is not simply a word of mouth after
which the sinner continues in his sins. Says Allah, Glorified be He: "Seek forgiveness of your Lord and then
turn to Him in repentance." (Hud: 3). Do you notice how turning to the Lord in
repentance has been added to the search for His forgiveness?
It is quite in keeping with its
importance, therefore, that repentance should have, as the scholars have
stated, conditions attached to it for its acceptance.
They are as
• First: Giving up of the sin itself.
• Second: Remorse over what has been committed.
• Third: A resolve not to repeat it, and, Fourth:
Compensating those who have been wronged or obtaining their forgiveness.
2. Perform Salah
Completing the five daily prayers, on
time and according to the Sunnah, is an excellent way to increase our Iman.
Not only are we performing an obligatory deed when praying, but by doing so
we have a standing audience with the Creator of this world where we can ask
for help and mercy. The effect of the salah on the human soul is cooling as
Muhammad (S) once said that it cooled his eyes. The salah connects us with
our Creator and, along with obedience to Allah, helps us to enjoin what is
good and forbid what is evil.
says in the Holy Qur’an:
"The believers are only those
who, when Allah is mentioned, feel a fear in their hearts and when His Verses
-this Qur’an- are recited unto them, they (i.e. the Verses) increase their
Faith; and they put their trust in their Lord (Alone); Who perform salah and
spend out of that We have provided them. It is they who are the believers in
truth. For them are grades of dignity with their Lord, and Forgiveness and a
generous provision (Paradise)” (Al-Anfal: 2-4).
Narrated Jabir ibn
Abdullah (RAA) Rasulullah (SAW) said: The similitude of five prayers is like an
overflowing river passing by the gate of one of you in which he washes five
times daily. Hasan said: No filthiness can remain on him. (Sahih Muslim Book 4, Hadith # 1411)
Hurairah (RAA) Rasualullah (SAW) said, "Martyrs are those who die because of
drowning, plague, an abdominal disease, or of being buried alive by a falling
building." And then he added, "If the people knew the Reward for
the Zuhr prayer in its early time, they would race for it. If they knew the
reward for the 'Isha' and the Fajr prayers in congregation, they would join
them even if they had to crawl. If they knew the reward for the first row,
they would draw lots for it." (Sahih Al-Bukhari Volume 1, Book 11,
Hadith # 688)
For the people who
Informing us about
the inhabitants of Hell, Allaah (SWT) says "(The people in Hell will be
asked What has caused you to enter Hell? They will say:
"We were not
of those who used to offer their Salât (prayers). Nor did we feed the poor.
And we used to talk falsehood (all that which Allaah hated) with
vain-talkers. And we used to belie thc Day of Recompense. Until there came to
us that which is certain (i.e., death). So no Intercession of intercessors
will benefit them. (Sura Al-Muddaththir, ayah 42-48)
Rasulullah (SAW) said "The covenant between us and them is
prayer, so if anyone abandons it he has become a disbeliever." (Agreed upon by Ahmad, Tirmidhee and
Nasaa'ee to be authentic)
In an other Hadith of Rasulullah
(SAW) said "What lies between a man and disbelief is the abandonment
of prayer."( Agreed upon by Muslim, Abu Dawood and Nasaa'ee as sahih
Medical studies have shown that
simply listening to a recitation of the Holy Qur’an has a physiological
effect on our bodies. Research has also proven that the Qur’an has healing
qualities on the body, mind and spirit. What better way to increase our Iman
than to listen to the recitation of the Holy Qur’an on an audio device!
Listen to the melodious rhythm of the Qur’an and while doing so try to
reflect upon the meanings of what you are listening to.We should always
strive to read as much of the Qur’an as possible as reading the word of allah
especially with the meanings will significantly increase our imaan and
elevate us in this world and the next!
bin Masud radhiyallahu anhu narrates that The Messenger of Allah sallallahu
alaihi wasallam said: "Whoever reads one letter of the Quran receives the reward
of one good deed. And one good deed is multiplied ten times.
Hazrat Abu Huraira
radhiyallahu anhu reports that Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: "Whoever listens to one verse of the
Book of Allah, a good deed that multiplies continuously is recorded. And one
who reads a verse of the Quran, that verse will be a Noor for him on the Day
radhiyallahu anhu reports that Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam said:"Whoever reads the Quran, Allah grants
that person ten good deeds for every letter. And for one who hears the Quran
being recited, Allah grants a good deed for every letter, and such a person
will be resurrected among those who will recite and ascend the stages of
Jannat."Hazrat Ibni Abbas radhiyallahu anhu narrates that Rasoolullah
sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: "He who listens to one letter of the
Quran, ten good deeds are recorded for him, ten sins are forgiven, and his
status is elevated by ten stages."
4. Engage in Dhikr
"…Verily, in the remembrance of
Allah do hearts find rest." (13:28)
Remembrance of Allah indeed is the
O ye who believe let not your wealth
and your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah . (63:10)
O ye who believe, remember Allah
much. And glorify Him morning and evening (33:42-43)
When the signs of the Gracious Allah
are recited unto them, they fall down, prostrating themselves before Allah
According to these
verses the attitude of those who truly remember Allah is the following:
1. Their hearts are filled with the
fear of Allah because they are reminded of the status and the Glory of their
2. Their skins creep, i.e., the hair
on their bodies rise due to their state of fear.
3. Their bodies are softened, their
hearts become tender.
4. They prostrate, i.e., they start
worshiping Allah .
5. They cry or weep.
Remembering Allah much through acts
of dhikr brings much peace and tranquility to the heart. It also gives us a
sense of taqwa(fear of allah), a consciousness that makes us realise that
Allah Almighty is ever near and that we should always strive to please Him.
Subhan'Allah- 'Praise be to Allah'
Al-Hamdullilah- 'Thanks be to Allah'
Allahu Akbar – 'Allah is the Greatest.'
La ila ha illallah- There is no worthy of worship except allah
Narrates: Prophet(saw) said: whoever says: Subhanallahi Wa Bihamdihi – (I deem Allah free of any resemblances to
anything whatever in any repeat, and I glorify his praises) one hundred times
a day will have his sins forgiven even though they may be as much as the foam
of the sea – (Bukhari,b73:c19)
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Subhaan-Allahi walhamdu-lillaahi, wa
laa ilaa-ha illa-la ill-lal-lahu wallahu Akbar, walaa haula wala quoow-wata
illa billa hil-Aliyyil-azeem.
"Glory is for
Allaah and all Praise is due to Allah. There is none worthy of worship except
Allaah. Allaah is the greatest. There is no power and no strength except with
Allaah the Most High, the Great."
Fasting can be thought of as a
prescription for us, which cures the maladies of the human soul. There are
innumerable benefits to fasting nawafil fasts. Fasting helps us be thankful
to Allah for His Bounty, control unlawful desires, have compassion for the
less fortunate and it weakens the effects of waswas, the insinuating whispers
from the Shaytan.
Here is an
explanation of the spiritual meaning of the Islamic Fasting:
1. It teaches man the principle of
sincere Love: because when he observes Fasting he does it out of deep love
for God. And the man who loves God truly is a man who really knows what love
2. It equips man with a creative
sense of hope and an optimistic outlook on life; because when he fasts he is
hoping to please God and is seeking His Grace.
3. It imbues in man the genuine
virtue of effective devotion, honest dedication and closeness to God; because
when he fasts he does so for God and for His sake alone.
4. It cultivates in man a vigilant
and sound conscience; because the fasting person keeps his fast in secret as
well as in public. In fasting, especially, there is no mundane authority to
check man's behavior or compel him to observe fasting. He keeps it to please
God and satisfy his own conscience by being faithful in secret and in public.
There is no better way to cultivate a sound conscience in man.
5. It indoctrinates man in patience
and selflessness, as through fasting, he feels the pains of deprivation but
he endures them patiently.
6. It is an effective lesson in
applied moderation and willpower.
7. Fasting also provides man with a
transparent soul, a clear mind and a light body.
8. It shows man a new way of wise savings
and sound budgeting.
9. It enables man to master the art
of Mature Adaptability. We can easily understand the point once we realize
that fasting makes man change the entire course of his daily life.
10. It grounds man in discipline and
11. It originates in man the real
spirit of social belonging, unity and brotherhood, of equality before God as
well as before the law.
12. It is a Godly prescription for
self-reassurance and self-control.
Doing good deeds for others can be
like switching on a light bulb in a darkened room. No matter how awful we are
feeling there is just something about offering a helping hand to someone in
need that lifts our spirits and brightens our Iman. We should get to the stage
where we crave to do good deeds! Because our good deeds are our eternal
investment which will benefit us for the rest of eternity rather than
investment into this life which is very temporary indeed! So what investment
sounds better? Eternal investment which will give us eternal bliss or
temporary investment which has a chance of failing even though we spend our
whole lives investing in it! You choose!
says in the Holy Qur’an: "For those who believe and work righteous deeds is a reward
that will never fail”(Fussilat: 8).
Time in Islam is more than gold or
any precious material thing in this world. Of all religions, only Islam
guides mankind not only to the importance of time but also how to value it.
Allah I the Almighty and His Messenger, the Prophet Muhammad r, very clearly
tell us the value of time, why we must not waste it and how we can make use
of our time wisely to increase our iman (faith) and thus attain success,
especially eternal success in the life Hereafter.
narrated t that Allâh’s Messenger r said,“There are two blessings which many people
lose: (They are) health and free time for doing good.” (Bukhari 8/421)
Mas’ud t narrated: “I asked the Prophet, ‘Which deed is the dearest to Allah?’ He
replied, “To offer salaat (the prayers) at their early fixed times.” I asked,
“What is the next (in goodness)?” He replied, “To be good and dutiful to your
parents.” I' again asked, “What is the next (in goodness)? “He replied, “To
participate in jihad (religious fighting) in Allah’s Cause.” (Bukhari 1/ 505)
Abu Qatada, Bin
Rab’i t narrated that the Prophet , said, "Allâh the Exalted said: ‘I made five
times (daily) prayers obligatory on your people. And I took a guarantee that
if anyone observes them regularly at their times, I shall admit him to
Paradise. If anyone does not offer them regularly, there is no such guarantee
of Mine for him." (Abu Dawood 430)
If we fear Allah for His wrath and
hope for His rewards in the eternal world to come, time has come for us to give
due value to the importance of time. We should try not to waste most of our
time seeking worldly pleasures. It is for our guidance that we must
take admonition from the following authentic hadîth:
Abu Hurairah t
narrated that Allâh’s Messenger r said, Be prompt in doing good deeds (before you
are overtaken) by turbulence which would be like a part of the dark night.
During (that stormy period) a man would be a Muslim in the morning and an
unbeliever in the evening or he would be a believer in the evening and an
unbeliever in the morning, and would sell his faith for worldly goods.” (Muslim 213)
Abu Hurairah t
narrated that Allâh’s Messenger r said,“Hasten to do good deeds before six things
happen: the rising of the sun from the west, the smoke, the Dajjal, the beast
and (the death) of one you or the general turmoil.” (Muslim 7039)
“Call then upon Allâh with sincere
devotion to Him even though the Unbelievers may detest it.” Qur'an 40:14
Verily, time is very important for
our success both in this temporary world and the eternal world to come. If we
waste time, if we abuse it, then we waste and abuse our lives. In the Life
Hereafter we will be among the losers, who will suffer the torments in the
Hell-Fire, if Allah I the Almighty will not forgive us. Therefore, if we
really give value to our lives then, we must give due value to the importance
Every soul shall
Allah has said in
the Qur’aan:"Every soul will taste death.”
From this verse we know that death is
such a thing that you can’t escape from even if you are in a house, which is
built with metal walls, and has a massive padlock. Death will not only come
when hair and the beard turn white, but it can come at any time, even when
you are a baby, or an old person or a teenager or of middle age. Even if you
are a king, a Prime Minister or a leader of one of the tribes.
Merits of the
Remembrance of Death
Know that the person, who is
engrossed in the world and cheated by its charming coquetries, is unmindful of
the remembrance of death. They do not remember death and when they are
reminded of it, they do not like it. Allah has said regarding such a man:“The
deaths from which you flee away will meet you. Thereafter you will be led to
the Knower of the world seen and unseen. You will then be informed of what
Hazrat Bilal bin
Masood and Umar bin Abdul Aziz Radiallaho Anho said, “O People! You are not created for being
destroyed”. You will travel from one home to another home. For a believer,
death is a gift.
Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam has said, “The gift for a believer is death".
Due to the hardship which the
believer goes through in this world, death becomes easy for him and all of
his anxieties disappear. Therefore, it is described as a gift in the Hadith.
Hazrat Mahmood bin
Labeed says that the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam said, “Mankind likes two things very much. One of
these things is life, though death is much better for him, and the second is
wealth though poverty makes accounting easy.
Hazrat ibn Umar
Radiallaho Anho says, “This world is paradise for the non-believers (they are engaged
in their worldly desires and aspirations). This world is a jail or prison for
the faithful (momins). They are bound by the laws of Shari at in every
matter. Therefore, when the soul of a momin leaves his body (at the time of
death), it is as if a captive has been freed from the cell. He cleans himself
by turning in the dust.
To seek knowledge is a sacred duty,
it is obligatory on every Muslim, male and female. The first word revealed of
the Qur’an was "Iqra"READ! Seek knowledge! Educate yourselves! Be
ayah 9 reveals: "Are those equal, those who know and those who do not
ayah 269 reveals: "Allah grants wisdom to whom He pleases and to whom wisdom
is granted indeed he receives an overflowing benefit."
Ibn Mas’ud (Allah
be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (S) said: The position of only two persons is
enviable; the person whom Allah bestowed wealth empowering him to spend it in
the way of righteousness, and the person whom Allah gave wisdom with which he
adjudges and which he teaches to others
Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah, Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) narrated that
the Messenger of Allah (S) said: A single scholar of religion is more
formidable against shaytaan than a thousand devout persons.
Islam is our greatest gift. We have
to be thankful for this gift. We have to render to Allah His due. Allah has
given us so much by making us a part of the Ummah of the Prophet Muhammad (S)
so we must totally commit ourselves as followers of the Prophet (S). We must
become true Muslims.
A person without knowledge is like
someone walking along a track in complete darkness. Most likely his steps
will wander aside and he easily can be deceived by shaytaan. This shows that
our greatest danger lies in our ignorance of Islamic teachings and in our
unawareness of what the Qur’an teaches and what guidance has been given by
the Prophet (S). But if we are blessed with the light of knowledge we will be
able to see plainly the clear path of Islam at every step of our lives. We
shall also be able to identify and avoid the dangerous paths of Kufr, Shirk
and immorality, which may cross it. And, whenever a false guide meets us on
the way, a few words with him will quickly establish that he is not a guide
who should be followed.
Every one of us, young or old, man or
woman, should at least acquire sufficient knowledge to enable ourselves to
understand the essence of the teachings of the Qur’an and the purpose for
which it has been sent down. We should also be able to understand clearly the
mission, which our beloved Prophet (S) came into this world to fulfil. We should
also recognize the corrupt order and system, which he came to destroy. We
should acquaint ourselves, too, with the way of life which Allah has ordained
No great amount of time is required
to acquire this simple knowledge. If we truly value Iman, it cannot be too
difficult to find one hour every day to devote for our Iman.
"He who acquires knowledge
acquires a vast portion." AND "If anyone going on his way in search
of knowledge, God will, thereby make easy for him the way to Paradise."
May Allah (SWT) give us strength to
behave and act just as He likes us to do and be pleased with us, and that
should be the purpose of our lives. Rabbi zidnee ilma (O Lord, increase us in
Dua is defined as any invocation or
prayer addressed to Allah (SWT). In our times, we find many reasons why
people do not make Dua; we forget, don't know how, or just do not think it
will be answered. Fundamental to this is the loss of dependence and trust upon
Allah. As Muslims there is something very wrong when we believe our Duas
won't be answered.We do not turn to Allah in our times of need and instead
put our trust, dependence and hopes on worldly things that we think willhelp
us. Although these temporal things are the means through which our Duas can
be answered, the root of our being should be trained automatically to turn to
Allah and not anything or anyone else. Through Dua, we strengthen our Imaan
and our relationship with Allah, as well as heighten our awareness of cause
and effect that can help inspire and motivate us to be closer to Islam in our
We find many reassurances throughout
the Quran for those who make Dua. Allah the Exalted, has said: "And your Lord says: Pray unto me: and
I will hear your prayer" (Quran 40:60), "Call upon your Lord Humbly and in
secret" (Quran 7:55),
"When My servants question thee
concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every
suppliant when he calleth on Me" (Quran 2:186), "Is not He (best) who listens to the
(soul) distressed when it calls on Him, and who relieves its suffering." (Quran 27:62)
anha said, "No believer makes Dua and it is wasted. Either it is
granted here in this world or deposited for him in the Hereafter as long as
he does not get frustrated."
In fact, it is
even wrong to never make Dua, "Whosoever does not supplicate to
Allah, He will be angry with Him."[Saheeh Jaami`as-Sagheer #2414]
We can and should make Dua in every
condition, i.e. in hardship and in prosperity.
There are also
some special times to make Dua where it is more likely to be accepted:
1. When one is oppressed
2. Between the time of Athan and
3. At the time of the call for prayer
4. At the time of fighting when
warriors are engaged with each other
5. When it is raining
6. When one is sick
7. The last third of the night
8. Ramadan (especially Lailatul Qadr)
9. After the Fard part of prayer
10. When traveling
11. When breaking fast
12. In Sujood
13. Fridays, some say on Friday after
14. While drinking the water from the
well of Zamzam
15. At the start of prayer (Dua of
16. When one begins the prayer, i.e.
with "all praise be to
Allah, the Pure and the Blessed
17. While one recites al-Fatiha
(which is a Dua)
18. When Ameen is said in the prayer
(also relating to Fatiha)
19. At the time of raising the head
after the Rukoo
20. In the last part of the prayer
after conveying blessings unto the Prophet (SAW)
21. Before finishing the prayer (before
Tasleem (saying the Salaam to the angels))
22. At the end of Wudu
23. On the day of Arafah
24. On waking up from sleep
25. At times of adversity
26. Prayer after the death of a
27. Dua when someone's heart is
filled with sincerity and when it is focused on Allah
28. Dua of the parent against or for
29. When the sun moves from its
meridian but before the Dhuhr prayer
30. The Dua of a Muslim for his
brother without the latter's knowledge
31. At the time the army advances to
fight in the way of Allah.
Dua can be
beautified and perfected by certain actions:
1. Have Wudu, face Qibla, be neat and
2. Raise both hands up to the
shoulder with palms open facing up
3. Use words of Allah and Muhammad
(SAW)-i.e. Duas found in Quran and Hadith
4. Ask by Asma alHusna- Allah's
5. Ask Allah by your good deeds
6. Be insistent-repeat (i.e. 3x's)
7. Glorify Allah and recite Durud for
the Prophet (SAW) at both the beginning and end
8. Show humility, entreaty, desire
and fear while making Dua
9. Repent and try to make amends
where one has wronged
10. Confess mistakes, shortcomings,
11. Keep voice between a whisper and
12. Show the need for Allah's help
and implore Him for release from weakness, hardship and tribulation.
13. Seize the opportunity of time,
situation and circumstance in which prayers are answered
14. Avoid rhymed prose to keep
15. Crying when making Dua
16. The Dua of Dhun-Nun (Yunus) by
which he invoked Allah from within the belly of the whale was: "LAa ilaha illa Anta, Subhanaka innee
kuntu min aDH-DHaalimeen."
No Muslim ever makes Dua with it but
Allah answers it." [at tirmidhi in his sunan, ahmad and hakim reported it and hakim
declared it authentic and adh dhahabee agreed]
17. End with "Alhamdulillah rabbil alameen"
says in the Qur'an:
"When my servants ask you
concerning me, (tell them) I am indeed close (to them). I listen to the
prayer of every suppliant when he calls on me." [2:186] The place of
duaa is so high to Allah, that the Prophet had said: "Nothing is more
honourable to Allah the Most High than du`a."
He also said: "The most excellent worship is
In order to warn
those who are arogant, or careless in making duaa, the Prophet said: "The most incapable person is the one
who does not make du`a, and the most miserly person is the one who does not
And let not there
be anyone who says: "... my Lord won't answer my prayer, because of this and
that.. or because of so and so..". No! Indeed Allah is the Most Generous King.
Is there anyone who met a king, and praised and glorified him, and then
asked, yet the request was not granted? So what about Allah, the King of the
Heavens and the Earth - who has total control over your life, your wealth and
your future. Why would He not grant you your request? I
beloved Prophet had said: "Verily your Lord is the One modest and Generous, and when
His servant raises his hands to Him in supplication, He is diffident (in some
wordings, shy or hesitant) from returning them empty."
[Ahmad, Abu Dawud
and at-Tirmidhi - Hasan]
10.Having Trust in
The best way for us to increase our
Iman is to completely submit our will to Allah and have full trust in him and
we can do this by doing out utmost to follow every command in the Qur’an and
Sunnah. We should live our life according to them and we will find success
around every corner of our lives inshallah. If we turn to Allah in happy
times then he will help us in times of distress and anguish. We should have
patience in Allah's Decree and accept it that it is for the best and is meant
to happen because he is the knower of all things and the almighty and always
remember that no matter what trials or tribulations we do face in this World,
one day we will be called to account for our deeds which were hopefully sent
forth with much goodness and patience.I pray that inshallah on qiyamah we be
given our good deeds in our right hands and allah has mercy on us and gives
us Jannatul Firdaus.[B] Ameen[/b]
In Surah At-Tauba:
51, Allah (SWT) says "Say: 'Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has
decreed for us: He is our protector': And on Allah let the Believers put
Ash-Shu'araa:217 Allah (SWT) says "And put thy trust on the exalted in
Might, The Merciful."
Al-Imran:159, Allah (SWT) says "...Then, when thou hast taken a
decision, put thy trust in Allah. For Allah loves those who put their trust
If Allah helps you, none can overcome
you: If He forsakes you, who is there, after that, that can help you? In
Allah, then, Let believers put their trust. 3:160
It does not matter what you do, obey
or disobey, the result will be that you will receive what Allah has ordained
for you. You can not add to it or subtract from it. What you do is either
benefit yourself with the blessings of obedience or harm yourself with the
fruits of your disobedience. We have been told that what is for us can't miss
us and what is not for us can't hit us.
We have to learn to trust that Allah
will take care of us when we obey Him and that He wills withdrawal His Great
Mercy when we disobey. Every morning the bird goes out to seek the provision
Allah has given him, and every night he comes home with it. Allah has
promised us our provision.
Umar Ibin Al
Khattab narrated that he heard Allah's Messenger say, "If you were to trust in Allah
genuinely, He would give you provision as He does for the birds which go out
hungry in the morning and come back full in the evening. Tirmidhi and Ibin Majah (sahih).
Trusting in Allah means that when we
hear a command, we obey it. We recognize that we are limited and that Allah
has no limits. He knows what we do not know. We do not try to explain away
the commands of Allah by saying that it is for another time or another
people. We don not say that what Allah has commanded for us is oppressive. We
accept and obey. This is faith and trust.
There is much reward in trusting
Allah, paradise. There is sin in distrusting Him. We need to stop relying on
our desires our minds our version of logic and realize that Allah is the one
who knows while we know not. Allah is the Wise, and His judgements are wise
by default. Allah is the Just and His verdicts are Just by default. We can
not see everything in every issue as Allah can, so why do we insist on
believing that our minds can be trusted before or instead of Allah?
I pray to You, O Allah, to make us
trust you and only you. May you make us of the Trusting and keep us from
trusting or worshipping our minds before you. Ameen.
Finally let’s have
full hope in Allah, for verily Allah the All Mighty says:
“Be not deceived by the [uninhibited]
movement of the disbelievers throughout the land. [It is but] a small
enjoyment; then their [final] refuge is Hell, and wretched is the resting
place.” [Aal-Imraan 196-197]
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(Hadith #85)11) Narrated Jarir: The Prophet
said to me during Hajjat-al-Wida': Let the people keep quiet and listen.
Then he said (addressing the people), "Do not (become infidels) revert
to disbelief after me by striking the necks (cutting the throats) of one
another (killing each other)." (Book #3, Hadith #122)
Narrated 'Abdullah: The
Prophet said, "No human being is killedunjustly, but a part of
responsibility for the crime is laid on the first son of Adam who invented
the tradition of killing (murdering) on the earth. (It is said that he was
Qabil). (Book #83,
Narrated Ibn 'Umar: Allah's Apostle said: Islam
is based on (the following) five (principles):
To testify that none has the right to be
worshipped but Allah and Muhammad is Allah's Apostle.
To offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers
dutifully and perfectly.
To pay Zakat (i.e. obligatory charity)
4 To perform
5. To observe fast
during the month of Ramadan.
(Book #2, Hadith#7)
(10) Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “If a man says to his brother, O kafir (disbeliever)!’ Then surely one of them is such (i.e., a Kifir). ” (Book #73, Hadith #125)Bukhari
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr: Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever has (the following) four characteristics will be a pure hypocrite: “If he speaks, he tells a lie; if he gives a promise, he breaks it, if he makes a covenant he proves treacherous; and if he quarrels, he behaves in a very imprudent evil insulting manner (unjust). And whoever has one of these characteristics, has one characteristic of a hypocrite, unless he gives it us.” (Book#53, Hadith
Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
are pleased with what Allah has (given you), you will be the richest of men.
If you are kind to your neighbour, you will be a believer. If you like others
to have what you want for yourself, you will be a Muslim."
7) Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “(Religious) knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious scholars) ignorance (in religion) and afflictions will appear; and Harj will increase.” It was asked, “What is Harj, O Allah’s Apostle?” He replied by beckoning with his hand indicating “killing.” (Fateh-al-Bari Page 192, Vol. 1) (Book #3, Hadith #85)11) Narrated Jarir: The Prophet said to me during Hajjat-al-Wida’: Let the people keep quiet and listen. Then he said (addressing the people), “Do not (become infidels) revert to disbelief after me by striking the necks (cutting the throats) of one another (killing each other).” (Book #3, Hadith #122)
Narrated ‘Abdullah: The Prophet said, “No human being is killed unjustly, but a part of responsibility for the crime is laid on the first son of Adam who invented the tradition of killing (murdering) on the earth. (It is said that he was Qabil). (Book #83,
O ye who believe! If an evil-liver bring you tidings, verify it, lest
ye smite some folk in ignorance and afterward repent of what ye did.
And know that the messenger of Allah is among you. If he were to obey you in much of the government, ye would surely be in trouble; but Allah hath endeared the faith to you and hath beautified it in your hearts, and hath made disbelief and lewdness and rebellion hateful unto you. Such are they who are the rightly guided.
(It is) a bounty and a grace from Allah; and Allah is Knower, Wise.
And if two parties of believers fall to fighting, then make peace between them. And if one party of them doeth wrong to the other, fight ye that which doeth wrong till it return unto the ordinance of Allah; then, if it return, make peace between them justly, and act equitably. Lo! Allah loveth the equitable.
The believers are naught else than brothers. Therefore make peace between your brethren and observe your duty to Allah that haply ye may obtain mercy.
O ye who believe! Let not a folk deride a folk who may be better than they (are), not let women (deride) women who may be better than they are; neither defame one another, nor insult one another by nicknames. Bad is the name of lewdness after faith. And whoso turneth not in repentance, such are evil-doers.
O ye who believe! Shun much suspicion; for lo! some suspicion is a crime. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you love to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Ye abhor that (so abhor the other)! And keep your duty (to Allah). Lo! Allah is Relenting, Merciful.
O mankind! Lo! We have created you male and female, and have
made you nations and tribes that ye may know one another. Lo! the noblest of you, in the sight of Allah, is the best in conduct. Lo! Allah is Knower, Aware.
The dwellers of the desert say:: We believe. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Ye believe not, but rather say "We submit," for the faith hath not yet entered into your hearts. Yet, if ye obey Allah and His messenger, He will not withhold from you aught of (the reward of) your deeds. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
The (true) believers are those only who believe in Allah and His messenger and afterward doubt not, but strive with their wealth and their lives for the cause of Allah. Such are the sincere.
Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Would ye teach Allah your religion, when Allah knoweth all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and Allah is Aware of all things?
They make it a favour unto thee (Muhammad) that they have surrendered (unto Him). Say: Deem not your Surrender a favour unto me; but Allah doth confer a favour on you, inasmuch as He hath led you to the Faith, if ye are earnest.
Lo! Allah knoweth the Unseen of the heavens and the earth. And Allah is Seer of what ye do.
Quran Translation 49: 6 to 18
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Al-Bara' bin 'Azib: Allah's Apostle said, "O so-and-so, whenever you go to your bed (for sleeping) say, 'O Allah! I have
surrendered myself over to you and have
turned my face towards you, and leave all my affairs to you and depend
on you and put my trust in you expecting your reward and fearing your punishment. There is neither fleeing from you nor refuge
but with you. I believe in the Book (Qur'an) which you have
revealed and in your Prophet (Muhammad) whom you have sent.'
If you then die on
that night, then you will die as
a Muslim, and if you wake alive
in the morning then you will receive
the reward." (See Hadith No. 323, Vol. 8) (Book #93,
(Hadith #85)11) Narrated Jarir: The Prophet said
to me during Hajjat-al-Wida': Let the people keep quiet and listen. Then he
said (addressing the people), "Do not (become infidels) revert to
disbelief after me by striking the necks (cutting the throats) of one another
(killing each other)."
(Book #3, Hadith #122)
Narrated 'Abdullah: The Prophet said,
"No human being is killed unjustly,
but a part of responsibility for the crime is laid on the first son of Adam
who invented the tradition of killing (murdering) on the earth. (It is said
that he was Qabil). (Book #83,
Narrated Ibn 'Umar: Allah's Apostle
said: Islam is based on (the following) five (principles):
- To testify
that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and
Muhammad is Allah's Apostle.
2 To offer
the (compulsory congregational) prayers
dutifully and perfectly.
3 To pay Zakat
(i.e. obligatory charity)
4 To perform Hajj.
(i.e. Pilgrimage to Mecca)
5. To observe fast during the
month of Ramadan.
(Book #2, Hadith#7)
(10) Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s
Apostle said, “If a man says to his brother, O kafir (disbeliever)!’ Then surely one of
them is such (i.e., a Kifir). ” (Book #73, Hadith #125)Bukhari
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr: Allah’s Apostle
said, “Whoever has (the following) four characteristics will be a pure hypocrite:
“If he speaks, he tells a lie; if he gives a promise, he breaks it, if he
makes a covenant he proves treacherous; and if he quarrels, he behaves in a
very imprudent evil insulting manner (unjust). And whoever
has one of these characteristics, has one characteristic of a hypocrite,
unless he gives it us.” (Book#53, Hadith #403)
7) Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet
said, “(Religious) knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious
scholars) ignorance (in religion) and afflictions will appear; and Harj will
increase.” It was asked, “What is Harj, O Allah’s Apostle?” He replied by
beckoning with his hand indicating “killing.” (Fateh-al-Bari
Page 192, Vol. 1) (Book #3, Hadith #85)11) Narrated Jarir: The Prophet said
to me during Hajjat-al-Wida’: Let the people keep quiet and listen. Then he
said (addressing the people), “Do not (become infidels) revert to disbelief
after me by striking the necks (cutting the throats) of one another (killing
each other).” (Book #3, Hadith #122)
Narrated ‘Abdullah: The Prophet said, “No
human being is killed unjustly, but a part of
responsibility for the crime is laid on the first son of Adam who invented the
tradition of killing (murdering) on the earth. (It is said that he was
Qabil). (Book #83,