It was narrated that Hazrat Abdullah bin Mas’ood RA said: “Rasulullalah Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam lay down on a reed mat, which left marks on his skin. I said, ‘May my father and mother be ransomed for you, O Messenger of Allah! If you had commanded us we would have spread out for you a softer bedding.’Rasulullalah Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam said, ‘What is there between myself and the world? This world and I are just like a rider who stops to rest beneath the shade of a tree then departs and leaves it behind.’” [Sunan Ibn Majah]
Rasulullalah Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “By Allah, this world in comparison to the Hereafter is nothing but like one of you who dips his finger in the sea and removes it. So ponder how much (of sea water), does the finger return with.” [Mishkaat]
Hazrat Jabir bin ‘Abdillah (RA) said that Rasulullalah Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam once passed by the marketplace, passing from the area of al-’Aliyah, while people were all around him. He then passed by a dead goat, whose ears were extremely small. He then took it by the ear, saying, “Who amongst you would like to have this (dead goat with small ears) for just a dirham?” They said, “By Allah! Even if it was alive, its small ears will be a deficiency, so how about when it is dead?” Rasulullalah Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “By Allah! The dunya is even less significant in the Sight of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala than this is to you.” [ Muslim]
Important aspects discussed in this Hadith :
• Not attaching ourselves and filling our hearts with the love of the world
• We have come into this transitory world, taking some shade for a few days and then we depart from this world and continue our journey to the Hereafter, without taking anything of this Dunya with us….
• Do not amass wealth. It makes one negligent of the Aakhirah …
• Wealth should be Halaal and used in avenues that take one closer to Allah Ta’ala … (Halaal wealth in the hands of a pious person is very beneficial because it will be used for good causes)
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We are permitted to make use of the necessities of Dunya (what we require for daily life), but we have to ensure that our ship does not sail into the ocean of the Dunya. This heart of ours must NOT become submerged in the ‘love of this world’ or else it will sink…. As long as the ship is afloat … it will reach its destination …
May Allah Taala help us to detach ourselves from the love of this world and bring simplicity in our lives …
Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: Recite Durood on me in abundance on Fridays, for Durood is presented to me ~ Abu Dawood
The Virtues and Blessings of Reciting Durood Upon Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam :
• Allah will send ten mercies upon the one who recites Durood, just once upon Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam
• Allah will forgive ten of his sins
• Allah will raise his rank ten times higher in Paradise
• Allah will grant him ten rewards
• The reciting of Durood before Du‘aa brings hope of its acceptance
• It will bring intercession of Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam on the Day of Qiyaamah
• It is a cause of forgiveness
• It brings the Pleasure of Allah
• It will bring the reciter nearer to Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam on the Day of Qiyaamah
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Every single day, every person equally gets full 24 hours of the day, regardless of status, profession, age (young, old), rich or poor …. but ‘Barakah’ seems to have vanished !
In our minds, the word ‘Barakah’ means plentiful … However, the real and true meaning of Barakah is, that a person, even though having little possessions (in quantity), it still suffices all his needs. Normally it would have required the person to have much more in his possession to be able to fulfill those particular needs.
Why does one not enjoy the Barakah?
The simple reason is the fact that Allah Ta’ala has deprived him of Barakah. So despite having alot (abundant wealth or time), it does not suffice all his needs. This is simply because he has disobeyed Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala. Allah Ta’ala, therefore snatches away the ‘Barakah’ from him … Sins obliterate that Barakah …
How can we acquire and attain this Barakah?
The moment a person begins to obey Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and makes Taubah (Istighfaar), Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala will grant him Barakah in his sustenance, Barakah in his time, Barakah in his business, and Barakah in all works of life … Allah will help one to refrain from sins and fill his life with Barakah …
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An Explanation of an Important Early`Morning Masnoon Dua ~ Seeking the Best of the Day from Allah Ta’ala
Allaahumma ‘innee ‘as’aluka khayra haathal-yawm: Fathahu wa nasrahu wa noorahu, wa barakatahu, wa hudaahu, wa’a'oothu bika min sharri maafeehi wa sharri maa ba’dahu
O Allah, I ask You for the goodness of this day, its victory, its help, its light, its blessings, and its guidance. I seek refuge in You from the evil that is in it and from the evil that follows it.
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Through Zikrullah, the Zaakir (one taking the name of Allah)
reaches the Mazkoor (his Beloved Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta`aala)
Oh my Allah! My shoulders have become so heavy because there are
‘mountains of sins’ that I am carrying on them …
But, Oh my Allah with the blessings and power of your Zikr …
with just ‘one’ La ilaaha illAllah …
all those weighty mountains of sins will just vanish and disappear
… they will be washed away by the Noor of your Zikr and Mercy.
When a person recites La ilaaha illAllah …
then there is no barrier between him and
the Arsh of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta`ala.
This La ilaaha illAllah reaches the Arsh of Allah immediately …
and then Noor descends from there and penetrates into the heart.
When that Noor comes gushing into our souls,
all the filth that has clogged and accumulated in our souls
will be washed away …
This Kalimah ‘La ilaaha illAllah’ that we are carrying in our our hearts,
is a great treasure given to us by Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta`aala.
Taken from Zikr Majlis at Musjid-e-Nur – Asherville – Durban – South Africa
رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ
“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 ~ Surah Al Imraan 3:8
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ياذا الجَـلالِ وَالإِكْـرام
Ya Zal Jalaali Wal Ikraam
Oh One who is full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour
Hazrat Thawban RA narrates that when Nabi Sallaallahu alayhi wa Sallam used to finish salaah He (Sallaallahu alayhi wa Sallam) used to recite Istighfaar thrice and then recite:
« اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ السَّلاَمُ وَمِنْكَ السَّلاَمُ تَبَارَكْتَ ذَا الْجَلاَلِ وَالإِكْرَامِ »
“O Allah You are peace and from You is peace. Blessed are You, O the being of Majesty and Honour”
WHEN MAKING DUA :
• Praise Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala with His Beautiful Names and Qualities
• Send Durood upon our Beloved Nabi Sallaallahu alayhi wa Sallam
• Make sincere Taubah and Istighfaar
• Beg Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala for all your needs
• Send Durood on Nabi Sallaallahu alayhi wa Sallam towards the conclusion of the Dua again.
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Allahumma Lakal Hamdu Kulluhu _ Wa Laka-sh Shukru Kulluhu
La Nuhsee Thanaa-an ‘alayk _ Anta Kamaa Athnayta ‘alaa Nafsik
Oh Allah! All Praise belongs to You Only – and all Gratitude is for You.
We cannot truly Praise You – You are as You have Praised Yourself.
Allahumma Ya Awwalal Awwaleen
Wa Ya Aakhiral Aakhireen
Wa Ya Zalquwwatil Mateen
Wa Ya Raahimal Masaakeen
Wa Ya Arhamar Raahimeen
Ya Zal Jalaali Wal Ikraam _ Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum
Ya Hannaanu Ya Mannaan _ Ya Raoofu Ya Rahmaan
Ya Raheem Ya Kareem _ Ya Samee’ Ya Baseer
Allahumma Salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad Wa ‘ala Aali Sayyidina
Muhammadin Wa Baarik Wa Sallim
Ya Rabbi Salli Wa Sallim Daaiman Abadan `Alaa Habibikal Mustapha
Khayril Khalqi Kullihimi
JazAllahu `Anna Muhammadan Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam Ma Huwa Ahluhu
Allahumma Inna Nastaghfiruka Wa Natoobu ilayka
Faghfirlana Wa Tub `Alayna – Faghfirlana Ma Qaddamnaa
Wa Ma Akh-kharna, Wa Ma Asrarna, Wa Ma A’alanna
Antal Muqaddimu Antal Mu Akhiru
Laa ilaaha illa Anta
Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum Bi Rahmatika Nastaghees
Aslih Lana Sha’nana Kullah Wa La Takilna ila Anfusina
Wa La ilaa Ahadim Min Khalqika Tarfata Ayn
Rabbana Zalamna Anfusana Wa illam Taghfir Lana
Wa Tarhamna Lana Kunnaa Minal Khaasireen
`O my Most Beloved, Raheem, Kareem Allah,
Most Kind and Loving Allah … Forgive us all our sins.
`Our major sins, our minor sins
those we did intentionally, those we did unintentionally,
those we did in the darkness of the night and those in broad daylight.
`We thought nobody was watching us perpetrating those sins …
But, Ya Allah, You were watching us.
`You are ‘Baseer’ (All Seeing) … Nothing can be hidden from You.
`Ya Allah, You love to forgive, we beg You to forgive us.
`We have turned to You only, and not to anyone else.
There is no one else that we can turn to!
`You are our Ma’boode Haqeeqi …
`My Allah, there is no one Worthy of Worship besides You.
`You are Most Powerful !
`You are Ra’uf (Compassionate) and All Forgiving, my Allah.
`You Alone do we worship and You Alone do we ask for help.
There is no one else who can help us or give us refuge.
’La malja’a wala manjaa minka illa ilaika’ …
`There is no refuge, there is no shelter, no escape from You but to You!
`We can only run towards You my Allah.
`Only You can forgive!
`Shower Your mercy upon us my Allah.
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Duas of Musa AS :
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رَبِّ إِنِّى لِمَآ أَنزَلْتَ إِلَىَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍۢ فَقِيرٌۭ
Rabbi innee limaa anzalta ilayya min khayrin faqeer
O my Lord! truly am I in complete need of good that Thou dost send me! ~ Surah Al-Qasas 28:24
رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي . وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي . وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي . يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي
Rabbishrah li sadri wa yassir li amri. Wahlul uqdatam mil lisaani, yafqahu qawli
O my Lord! expand me my breast; “Ease my task for me; “And remove the impediment from my speech, “So they may understand what I say ~ Surah Taha 20:25/28
Hazrat Abu Hurairah RA reported that Rasulullaah Sallallaahu Alyhi Wasallam said: “Whoever sits in a gathering and indulges in idle talk and before getting up supplicates: `Subhaanaka-Allaahumma wa bihamdika, ash-hadu allaah ilaaha illaa Anta, astaghfiruka wa atoobu ilayka’, he will be forgiven for (the sins he may have intentionally or unintentionally committed) in that assembly.” (Tirmidhi)
سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْكَ
Subhaanaka-Allaahumma wa bihamdika, ash-hadu allaah ilaaha illaa Anta, astaghfiruka wa atoobu ilayka
Purity belongs to You. O Allah with Your praises, I bear witness that there is non worthy of worship except You. I seek forgiveness from You and I repent to You.
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وَمِنَ ٱلَّيْلِ فَسَبِّحْهُ وَإِدْبَٰرَ ٱلنُّجُومِ
And for part of the night also praise thou Him, – and at the retreat of the stars! At-Tur (52:49)
2 SUNNAT-E-MUA’KADDAH OF FAJR SALAAH :
• It is extremely virtuous to pray the two rakaats Sunnah- e-Mua’kaddah ie. before the two Fard rakaats of Fajr Salaat
• Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam would pray them lightly (meaning he would not lengthen them)
• It is Sunnah to recite Surah al-Kafiroon in the first rakaah and Surah al-Ikhlaas in the second rakaah of the Fajr Sunnah prayers
HADITH PERTAINING TO THE SUNNAH OF FAJR SALAAH :
Hazrat A’isha RA relates that the Rasulullaah Sallallaahu alyhi Wasallam said, “The two Rakaats of (the Sunnah of) Fajr are better than the world and all it contains.” [Muslim]
Hazrat Abu Hurairah RA reported: Rasulullaah Sallallaahu alyhi Wasallam recited in the two Sunnah Rakaah of the Fajr prayer, Surah Al-Kafirun (in the first Rakaah), and Surah Al-Ikhlas (in the second Rakaah) ~Muslim
Hazrat Abu Hurayra RA narrates that Rasulullaah Sallallaahu alyhi Wasallam said, “Do not abandon the sunnah rakaats of Fajr, even if horses trample over you.” (Sunan Abu Dawud 1:186, Athar al-Sunan 1:224)
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إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَءَايَٰتٍۢ لِّكُلِّ صَبَّارٍۢ شَكُورٍۢ
Verily in this are Signs for every (soul that is) patiently constant and grateful ~ Surah Saba 34:19
There are two roads for a believer to reach Allah, ie : Sabr and Shukr >
The road of Sabr is quite difficult and challenging, and although we all have to experience some Sabr in our life, we should desire that Allah Ta’ala make us reach Him through the road of Shukr (by being blessed with the countless favours of Allah Ta’ala and then truly appreciating these bounties and being loyal, sincere, obedient servants of Allah Ta’ala).
We will be tested on the road of Sabr, and due to our weak Imaan, we may not be able to exercise Sabr over the tests and trials that we will be faced with … Hence, the journey through that road becomes daunting.
However, both roads of Sabr and Shukr bring about great blessings and reward for the believer.
Both these roads lead to Allah Ta’ala …
Our Beloved Rasulullaah Sallallaahu alyhi Wasallam said:
“How wonderful is the affair of the believer, for his affairs are all good, and this applies to no one else but the believer. If some good happens to him, he is thankful for it and that is good for him. If some harm afflicts him, he bears it with patience and that is good for him.” (Muslim Shareef)
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أَلَا بِذِكْرِ ٱللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ ٱلْقُلُوبُ
Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest ~ Surah Ar-Ra’d 13:28
When we take the name Allah …
then picture and imagine that
‘Everything‘ is saying Allah,
The skies are saying Allah
The sun is saying Allah
The moon is saying Allah
The stars are saying Allah
The ground is saying Allah
The trees are saying Allah
The plants are saying Allah
The flowers are saying Allah
The rivers are saying Allah
The oceans are saying Allah
The mountains are saying Allah
The birds are saying Allah
The insects are saying Allah
The animals are saying Allah
The angels are saying Allah
The jinn are saying Allah
Mankind is saying Allah
‘Everything’ is saying Allah
… even the hair on the body of a Mu’min is saying Allah
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When we make the Zikr of Allah, we remove from our hearts the filth that has accumulated and infested our hearts … (pride, jealousy, anger, the love for dunya, greed, etc)
We should say “Laa (No)” to all those things that corrode and clog our hearts and take us away from Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala …
With the Zikr of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, we are taking a scrubbing brush and scrubbing our hearts and we should feel all the filth coming out and being washed away
Cleanse, purify and fill your heart with the Love of Allah …
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The Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم said:
He who invokes blessings upon me once, Allah showers ten blessings upon him and obliterates (his) ten sins and elevates him by ten ranks
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وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوٓا۟ إِلَّآ إِيَّاهُ وَبِٱلْوَٰلِدَيْنِ إِحْسَٰنًا ۚ إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ ٱلْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَآ أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُل لَّهُمَآ أُفٍّۢ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلًۭا كَرِيمًۭا
Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour. ~ Surah Al-Isra 17:23
وَٱخْفِضْ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ ٱلذُّلِّ مِنَ ٱلرَّحْمَةِ وَقُل رَّبِّ ٱرْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِى صَغِيرًۭا
And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: “My Lord! bestow on them thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood.” ~Surah Al-Isra 17:24
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Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said: “The pleasure of Allah lies in the pleasure of the parents and the anger of Allah lies in the anger of the parents.” ~Tirmizi
ۖ وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ
And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor] ~ Surah Ibrahim14:7
Every single bounty has been bestowed upon us by Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala, although we are underserving of it.
Making Shukr to Allah with this realization and conviction, together with expressing gratitude by means of your tongue and actions (carry out your life in accordance to the will of Allah) … that is ‘real shukr‘ …
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اَللّٰهُمَّ لَكَ الْـحَمْدُ وَ لَكَ الشُّكْرُ
Allahumma lakal hamdu wa lakash shukru
O Allah, for You Alone is all Praise. For You Alone is all Gratitude.
فَإِذَا دَخَلْتُم بُيُوتًۭا فَسَلِّمُوا۟ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِكُمْ تَحِيَّةًۭ مِّنْ عِندِ ٱللَّهِ مُبَٰرَكَةًۭ طَيِّبَةًۭ
But, when you enter houses, give greetings of peace upon each other – a greeting from Allah , blessed and good ~ Surah An Nur 24:61
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Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him) said : that a man passed by the Messenger of Allah (Salallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) whilst he was sitting with some others, and said “As-salamu ‘alaykum (peace be upon you).” The Prophet (Salallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said, “[He will have] ten hasanaat (rewards).”
Another man passed by and said “As-salamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullah (peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah).” The Prophet (Salallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said, “[He will have] twenty hasanaat.”
Another man passed by and said “As-salamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatuh (peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah and His blessings).” The Prophet (Salallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said, “[He will have] thirty hasanaat.”
~ Sahih Bukhari No. 986
Naath Shareef ~ Khanqah Imdadia Ashrafia ~ Karachi
Mubarak Tujhe Ho Ay Arze Madinah
مبارک تجھے ہو اے ارض مدینہ
نبی کا شہر ہے یہ شہر مدینہ
تیرے پاس جب سید دو جہاں ہیں
نہ کیوں رشک افلاک ہو پھر مدینہ
قُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّوا۟ مِنْ أَبْصَٰرِهِمْ وَيَحْفَظُوا۟ فُرُوجَهُمْ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ أَزْكَىٰ لَهُمْ ۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ خَبِيرٌۢ بِمَا يَصْنَعُونَ
“Tell the believing men and women to lower their gazes and protect their private parts. That is purer for them.” (Surah-An-Noor 24:30)
Allah Ta’ala has declared in a Hadeeth Qudsi, “Verily the lustful glance is a poisonous arrow from the arrows of shaytan. Whoever leaves the casting of lustful glances out of My fear, I will give him in return such Iman, the sweetness of which he will taste and feel in his heart.” (Kanz-ul-’Ummaal Vol. 5 pg. 328)
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كُلُّ نَفْسٍۢ ذَآئِقَةُ ٱلْمَوْتِ
Every Soul Will Taste Death ~ (Surah al`Imran :185)
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• The reward for illness and hardships
• The benefit of a difficult death for some Mu-min
• The glad tidings, respect and honour for a Muslim at the time of death
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• Haqeeqat ~ Reality of Dunya and Aakhira
• Three things make me laugh and three things make me cry ~ Salman Farsi
• Four things are not appreciated except by four types of people ~ Hatim al Asamm
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• Blessings and favours of the Barzakh
• The Grave (Qabr)
• Munkar and Nakeer
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• Azaab of the Qabr for the disbeliever
• Reward in the Qabr for the believer
• The interrogation of two angels ~ Munkar and Nakeer
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• Seven people who will gain the shade under the Arsh of Allah on the day of Qiyamah
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• Descriptions of Jannah
• The Wisdom and Knowledge of Allah
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• Descriptions of Jannah
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• Descriptions of Jannah
• Hope in the Mercy of Allah
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) is reported to have said: “Remember very often the cutter-off of all pleasures, that is death.”