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[7] Excerpts From Fiqhul Ad-iyah Wal Ad-kaar – [Beneficial Reminders From a Supplication of The Morning and Evening] [PDF 7 Pages]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy


The Supplication In Arabic:

أَصْبَحْنَا عَلَى فِطْرَةِ الْإِسْلَامِ وَعَلَى كَلِمَةِ الْإِخْلَاصِ وَعَلَى دِينِ نَبِيِّنَا مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَعَلَى مِلَّةِ أَبِينَا إِبْرَاهِيمَ حَنِيفًا وَمَا كَانَ مِنْ الْمُشْرِكِينَ

We have reached the morning whilst being upon the Fitrah of Islaam; upon the statement of Ikhlaas; and upon the religion of our Prophet Muhammad [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] and the way of our forefather Ibraaheem, who was Haneefan [one who singled out Allaah in worship and distanced himself from everything worshipped besides Allaah] and Musliman [a true Muslim], and he was not of those who associated partners to Allaah [in worship]. NB: In the evening, the phrase [أَصْبَحْنَا  – we have reached the morning] is replaced with [أَمْسَيْنَا – we have reached the evening]

Some Beneficial Reminders Derived From The Supplication:

[أَصْبَحْنَا عَلَى فِطْرَةِ الإِسْلاَمِ – We have (reached the morning whilst being upon) the Fitrah of Islaam]- Meaning: We have been favoured by way of reaching the morning, whilst we are upon the religion of Islaam, adhering to it and being safeguarded upon it- neither being from those upon something different nor those who substitute their Islaam.

The religion of Islaam is the religion of Fitrah- [i.e. the religion a person would naturally incline towards because Allaah created mankind with the natural disposition to incline towards it]; so that a person turns towards it wholeheartedly, making it the main goal [or intention] and adhering to it -outwardly and inwardly- by way of the deeds and sound creed ordained by Allaah. Allaah [The Most High] said:

فَأَقِمۡ وَجۡهَكَ لِلدِّينِ حَنِيفً۬ا‌ۚ فِطۡرَتَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلَّتِى فَطَرَ ٱلنَّاسَ عَلَيۡہَا‌ۚ لَا تَبۡدِيلَ لِخَلۡقِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ ذَٲلِكَ ٱلدِّينُ ٱلۡقَيِّمُ وَلَـٰكِنَّ أَڪۡثَرَ ٱلنَّاسِ لَا يَعۡلَمُونَ

So set you [O Muhammad] your face towards the religion of pure Islamic Monotheism Hanifa [worship none but Allah Alone] Allah’s Fitrah [i.e. Allaah’s Islamic Monotheism], with which He has created mankind. No change let there be in Khalq-illaah [i.e. the Religion of pure Islamic Monotheism], that is the straight religion, but most of men know not. [30:30]

This is the natural disposition upon which mankind was created, so whoever abandons this state, then indeed he has opposed and corrupted his natural disposition, just as the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said that Allaah said: ‘’’Indeed, I created My servants as Hunafaa [i.e. one having a natural inclination to worship Allaah alone and respond to the call of my Messengers], but it is Satan who turns them away from the right religion and makes unlawful for them what I made lawful for them, and commanded them to ascribe partners to Me that which I have sent down no authority.” [Saheeh Muslim Number 2865]

[وَكَلِمَةِ الإِخْلاَصِ   – (i.e. we have reached the morning, whilst being upon) the statement of Ikhlaas]- Meaning: We have reached the morning whilst being upon this pure statement and that is the statement: [There is no deity worthy of worship except Allaah]. This great and lofty statement is the best of all great statements and loftiest of them; rather it is main fountainhead of the religion and its foundation. Due to this, mankind was created solely for the purpose of fulfilling what this statement necessitates, and likewise due to this statement the Messengers were sent to mankind, the Books were revealed and the people were divided into believers and disbelievers. It is the essence of the call of the Messengers and the basis of their message. It is the greatest favour [bounty or blessing] which Allaah has bestowed on His servants, and in this regard Sufyaan Bin Uyaynah  [rahimahullaah] said: ‘’Allaah has not bestowed on a servant -amongst His servants -a bounty  [favour or blessing] greater than the fact He acquainted them with statement [ لا إله إلا الله –  There is no deity worthy of worship except Allaah]

The statement [ لا إله إلا الله –  There is no deity worthy of worship except Allaah] is a statement of sincerity -a statement of Islamic Monotheism and rejection of Shirk [i.e. polytheism of all types – in belief, creed, deeds, ideas etc]. Allaah [The Most High] said that Prophet Ibraaheem [alayhis-salaam] said to his people:

وَإِذۡ قَالَ إِبۡرَٲهِيمُ لِأَبِيهِ وَقَوۡمِهِۦۤ إِنَّنِى بَرَآءٌ۬ مِّمَّا تَعۡبُدُونَ

لَّا ٱلَّذِى فَطَرَنِى فَإِنَّهُ ۥ سَيَہۡدِينِ

وَجَعَلَهَا كَلِمَةَۢ بَاقِيَةً۬ فِى عَقِبِهِۦ لَعَلَّهُمۡ يَرۡجِعُونَ

And (remember) when Ibrahim (Abraham) said to his father and his people: “Verily, I am innocent of what you worship, “Except Him (i.e. I worship none but Allah Alone) Who did create me, and verily, He will guide me.” And he made it [i.e. La ilaha ill-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah Alone)] a Word lasting among his offspring (True Monotheism), that they may turn back (i.e. to repent to Allah or receive admonition). [43:26-28]

If a servant wakes up whilst being upon what this statement of sincerity necessitates -neither being from those upon something else nor from those who substitute it, then indeed he (or she) has reached the morning whilst being upon a good situation.

[وَعَلَى دِينِ نَبِيِّنَا مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – (i.e. and we have reached the morning whilst being) upon the religion of our Prophet Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)]- Meaning: We have reached the morning whilst being upon this great Religion- the religion which Allaah is pleased with for His servants, and the Religion Allaah sent His Prophet with. Allaah [The Most High] said: [ٱلۡيَوۡمَ أَكۡمَلۡتُ لَكُمۡ دِينَكُمۡ وَأَتۡمَمۡتُ عَلَيۡكُمۡ نِعۡمَتِى وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ ٱلۡإِسۡلَـٰمَ دِينً۬ا‌ۚ – This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. [5:3]

Allaah said: [إِنَّ ٱلدِّينَ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلۡإِسۡلَـٰمُ‌ۗ  –  Truly, the religion with Allah is Islam. (3:19)]

Allaah said: [وَمَن يَبۡتَغِ غَيۡرَ ٱلۡإِسۡلَـٰمِ دِينً۬ا فَلَن يُقۡبَلَ مِنۡهُ وَهُوَ فِى ٱلۡأَخِرَةِ مِنَ ٱلۡخَـٰسِرِينَ   – And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers. (3:85]

Allaah stated about those whom He favoured with this religion which the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) was sent with:

وَلَـٰكِنَّ ٱللَّهَ حَبَّبَ إِلَيۡكُمُ ٱلۡإِيمَـٰنَ وَزَيَّنَهُ ۥ فِى قُلُوبِكُمۡ وَكَرَّهَ إِلَيۡكُمُ ٱلۡكُفۡرَ وَٱلۡفُسُوقَ وَٱلۡعِصۡيَانَ‌ۚ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلرَّٲشِدُونَ

But Allah has endeared the Faith to you and has beautified it in your hearts, and has made disbelief, wickedness and disobedience (to Allah and His Messenger) hateful to you. These! They are the rightly guided ones. [49:7]

Allaah said:

وَلَوۡلَا فَضۡلُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيۡكُمۡ وَرَحۡمَتُهُ ۥ مَا زَكَىٰ مِنكُم مِّنۡ أَحَدٍ أَبَدً۬ا وَلَـٰكِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُزَكِّى مَن يَشَآءُ‌ۗ وَٱللَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ۬

And had it not been for the Grace of Allah and His Mercy on you, not one of you would ever have been pure from sins. But Allah purifies (guides to Islam) whom He wills, and Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower. [24:21]

[وَعَلَى مِلَّةِ أَبِينَا إِبْرَاهِيمَ حَنِيفًا وَمَا كَانَ مِنْ الْمُشْرِكِينَ – and the way of our forefather Ibraaheem, who was Haneefan (one who singled out Allaah in worship and distanced himself from everything worshipped besides Allaah) and Musliman (a true Muslim), and he was not of those who associated partners to Allaah (in worship)]- Meaning: We have reached the morning whilst being upon this blessed religion of Ibraaheem, – the friend of the most Merciful [Allaah]- the religion of Monotheism and distanced from polytheism. And indeed Allaah commanded His Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] to follow the way of Prophet Ibraaheem, saying:

قُلۡ إِنَّنِى هَدَٮٰنِى رَبِّىٓ إِلَىٰ صِرَٲطٍ۬ مُّسۡتَقِيمٍ۬ دِينً۬ا قِيَمً۬ا مِّلَّةَ إِبۡرَٲهِيمَ حَنِيفً۬ا‌ۚ وَمَا كَانَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُشۡرِكِينَ

Say (O Muhammad): “Truly, my Lord has guided me to a Straight Path, a right religion, the religion of Ibrahim (Abraham), Hanifa[i.e. the true Islamic Monotheism – to believe in One God (Allah i.e. to worship none but Allah, Alone)] [6:161]

And Allaah said:

وَجَـٰهِدُواْ فِى ٱللَّهِ حَقَّ جِهَادِهِۦ‌ۚ هُوَ ٱجۡتَبَٮٰكُمۡ وَمَا جَعَلَ عَلَيۡكُمۡ فِى ٱلدِّينِ مِنۡ حَرَجٍ۬‌ۚ مِّلَّةَ أَبِيكُمۡ إِبۡرَٲهِيمَ‌ۚ

And strive hard in Allah’s Cause as you ought to strive (with sincerity and with all your efforts that His Name should be superior). He has chosen you (to convey His Message of Islamic Monotheism to mankind by inviting them to His religion, Islam), and has not laid upon you in religion any hardship, it is the religion of your father Ibrahim (Abraham) (Islamic Monotheism).[22:78]

If a servant (i.e. a Muslim) wakes up in the morning whilst being upon this blessed religion of Islamic Monotheism, then indeed he (or she) is upon a tremendous good and virtue. How beautiful and great that a Muslim begins his (or her) morning with these blessed statements…

[Source: An Excerpt from ‘Fiqhul Ad’iyah Wal Adhkaar’ pages 35-39 parts 3&4.’ Paraphrased. Refer to Arabic text in the article]



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[3] Excerpts From Fiqhul Ad-iyah Wal Ad-kaar [Seven Tremendous Benefits of Dhikr] [PDF 4 pages]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy


Indeed, Dhikr [remembrance of Allaah] protects a person from shaytaan. Whoever leaves Dhikr, shaytaan will accompany him in that manner in which a person is accompanied by his shadow. Allaah said:

[  وَمَن يَعۡشُ عَن ذِكۡرِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ نُقَيِّضۡ لَهُ ۥ شَيۡطَـٰنً۬ا فَهُوَ لَهُ ۥ قَرِينٌ-And whosoever turns away (blinds himself) from the remembrance of the Most Beneficent (Allah) (i.e. this Qur’an and worship of Allah), We appoint for him Shaitan (Satan – devil) to be a Qarin (an intimate companion) to him]. [Surah Az-Zukhruf. Aayah 36]

A person is not able to protect himself from shaytaan except through remembrance of Allaah and this one of the magnificent benefits of Dhikr. Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [rahimahullaah] mentioned – in his book titled Al-Waabilus Sayyib – over seventy benefits of Dhikr, and from them are:

[1] Dhikr brings joy, happiness and relaxation in the heart of a person. It makes the heart calm and tranquil, just as Allaah [The Most High] said:

ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَتَطۡمَٮِٕنُّ قُلُوبُهُم بِذِكۡرِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۗ أَلَا بِذِڪۡرِ ٱللَّهِ تَطۡمَٮِٕنُّ ٱلۡقُلُوبُ

Those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism), and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah, Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest. [Surah Ar-Ra’d. Aayah 28].

And the meaning of Allaah’s statement [وَتَطۡمَٮِٕنُّ قُلُوبُهُمand whose hearts find rest] is that the distress and unease in their hearts will cease and are replaced with cheerfulness, joy and relaxation. And the meaning of Allaah’s statement [أَلَا بِذِڪۡرِ ٱللَّهِ تَطۡمَٮِٕنُّ ٱلۡقُلُوبُVerily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest] is that it has to be the case that nothing else can bring [sound and everlasting] tranquillity [to the heart] except remembrance of Allaah; rather remembrance of Allaah [is the only thing that will give the heart a life based on Eemaan, truth, sincerity, sound guidance, love of good and good deeds, hatred of evil and keeping away from it etc], and [it is the only thing that will nurture] the soul [i.e. in order for it to attain all virtue]. If a person is deprived of remembrance of Alaah, his state is similar to a body that is deprived of its [essential] nourishment. There’s no  life [based upon virtue] for the heart except through remembrance of Allaah. And because of this Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [rahimahullaah] said, ‘’The heart’s [need of] Dhikr is like a fish’s [need] for water, so what will be the state of a fish when isolated from the water!”

[2]When a person remembers Allaah, Allaah remembers him. Allaah said:[فَٱذۡكُرُونِىٓ أَذۡكُرۡكُمۡ Therefore remember Me [through acts of obedience], I will remember you [by forgiving you].[Ref1] [Surah Al-Baqarah. Aayah 152]

Narrated Aba Hurairah [radiyallaahu-anhu]: The Prophet [sallal laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said that Allaah says, ‘’Whoever remembers Me in himself, I too, remember him in Myself; and if he remembers Me in a group of people, I remember him in a group that is better than them.’’ [Al-Bukhaari 7405]


[3] From the benefits of Dhikr is that it prevents one from committing sins, wipes away sins and saves a person from Allaah’s punishment. Mu’aadh Ibn Jabal [radiyallaahu-anhu] said that Allaah’s Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said, ‘’The son of Aadam never performs an act that [brings grants] him safety from Allaah’s punishment more than the remembrance of Allaah [The Exalted].’’ [Saheeh Al-Jaami. Number 5633]


[4] From the benefits of Dhikr is that it earns a person Allaah’s favour, reward and grace [in a way] that a person cannot earn through other acts of worship, even though it [i.e. Dhikr] is the easiest act of worship. That is because moving the tongue is easier than moving the other limbs, for if the movement of the other limbs – day and night – was to be carried out in the same way as the movement of the tongue, a person will face great difficulty; rather he will not be able to do so, but still the reward of Dhikr [with the tongue] carries great good recompense and abundant reward. Abu Hurairah [radiyallaahu anhu] said that the Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said, ‘’If one says one hundred times in a day: ‘None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, the (Alone), He is the One and has no partner; to Him belongs the kingdom [of the universe] and for Him are all the praises, and He has the power to do everything (the Omnipotent)”, one will get the reward of manumitting ten slaves, and one hundred good deeds will be written in his account, and one hundred bad deeds will be wiped off or erased from his account, and on that day he will be protected from the morning till evening from Satan, and nobody will be superior to him except one who has done more than that which he did.’’ [Al-Bukhaari Numbers 3293 & 6403; Muslim 2691]

The Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said, ‘’Whoever says, ‘Subhaanallaahi Wabi-hamdihee  one hundred times a day, will be forgiven all his [minor] sins even if they were as much as the foam of the sea.’’ [Al-Bukhaari. Number 6405]

Abu Hurairah[radiyallaahu anhu] said that Allaah’s Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said, ‘’To say Subhaanallaah, wal-hamadulil laah, Laa Ilaaha Ilal laah and Wallaahu Akbar is more beloved to me than everything over which the sun rises.” [Saheeh Muslim 2695]

[5] From the benefits of Dhikr is that the plants in Jannah grow by way of it. Paradise- as it has been reported in a hadeeth – is a vast plain with fertile soil and sweet water, and remembrance of Allaah is what makes its plants grow. Ibn Mas’ood [radiyallaahu-anhu] said that Allaah’s Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said, ‘’On the night I was taken up to the heavens, I met Ibraaheem Al-Khaleel [alayhis salaam], so he said to me, ‘O Muhammad! Convey my salaams to your Ummah and tell them that Jannah has fertile soil and sweet water, and it is a Qee’aan [i.e. a plain levelled land], and its cultivation [i.e. what makes its plants grow] is the [utterance] of Subhaanallaah, Alhamdulillaah, Laa ilaaha illallaah and Allaahu Akbar.’’’ [As-Saheehah 105]

Abu Ayyoub Al-Ansaariy [radiyallaahu-anhu] said that when Allaah’s Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] met Ibraaheem [alayhis salaam] on the night in which he was taken up to the heavens, [Ibraaheem (alayhis salaam)] said, ‘O Jibreel! Who is with you?’ He [Jibreel (alayhis salaam)] said, ‘This is Muhammad.’’ So, he [Ibraaheem (alayhis salaam)] said, ‘Convey to your Ummah that they increase in what cultivates [the plants of] Jannah, for indeed its soil is fertile and its land is vast.’ So he [Allaah’s Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)] said, ‘What is its [means] of cultivation?’ He [Ibraaheem (alayhis salaam)] said, ‘The statement: Laa Hawla Walaa Quwwata Illaa Billaah.’’’ [Musnad Imaam ahmad 5/418. This hadeeth is a witness for the hadeeth before it]

Jaabir [radiyallaahu-anhu] said that the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said, ‘’Whoever says Subhaanallaahi Wabihamdihee, a palm tree will be planted for him in paradise.’’ [Saheeh Al-Jaami. Number 6429]


[6] From the benefits of Dhikr is that it is a light for the person in this Dunyah, in his grave and in the hereafter. It [i.e. this light] will be running forward in front of him when he crosses the bridge of Siraat. There is nothing that illuminates the heart and the grave in a manner similar to Dhikr. Allaah [The Exalted] said:

أَوَمَن كَانَ مَيۡتً۬ا فَأَحۡيَيۡنَـٰهُ وَجَعَلۡنَا لَهُ ۥ نُورً۬ا يَمۡشِى بِهِۦ فِى ٱلنَّاسِ كَمَن مَّثَلُهُ ۥ فِى ٱلظُّلُمَـٰتِ لَيۡسَ بِخَارِجٍ۬ مِّنۡہَا‌ۚ

‘’Is he who was dead (without Faith by ignorance and disbelief) and We gave him life (by knowledge and Faith) and set for him a light (of Belief) whereby he can walk amongst men, like him who is in the darkness (of disbelief, polytheism and hypocrisy) from which he can never come out? [Surah Al-An’aam Aayah 122]

The first person is a believer who is [given insight, clear guidance etc] through the light of Eemaan, love of Allaah, knowledge and awareness of Allaah and remembrance of Allaah. The second person is a heedless person who is heedless of Allaah, turns away from remembrance of Allaah and love of Allaah. [Indeed], absolute success is [achieved as a result of the] light of [Eemaan, Allaah’s guidance etc] and absolute wretchedness [befalls a person as a result of] missing this light. And due to this, the Prophet [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] used to ask Allaah:  “O Allah! place light in my heart, light in my hearing, light in my sight, light on my right, light on my left, light in front of me, light behind me, light above me, light below me, make light for me.’’ [Muslim 763]

Dhikr is a light for a person’s face and body parts, light for him in his worldly [affairs], in the grave and on the day of resurrection.


[7] From the benefits of Dhikr is that [by way of a it], a person earns [Allaah’s blessings, forgiveness, praise and benevolence] and the angels [supplicate for him and ask Allaah to forgive him]. And whoever [receives this from] Allaah and the angels, then indeed he will be successful. Allaah said:

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱذۡكُرُواْ ٱللَّهَ ذِكۡرً۬ا كَثِيرً۬ا

وَسَبِّحُوهُ بُكۡرَةً۬ وَأَصِيلاً

هُوَ ٱلَّذِى يُصَلِّى عَلَيۡكُمۡ وَمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَتُهُ ۥ لِيُخۡرِجَكُم مِّنَ ٱلظُّلُمَـٰتِ إِلَى ٱلنُّورِۚ وَڪَانَ بِٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ رَحِيمً۬ا

O you who believe! Remember Allaah with much remembrance. And glorify His Praises morning and afternoon [the early morning (Fajr) and ‘Asr prayers]. He it is Who sends [blessings, forgiveness, praise and benevolence] on you, and His angels too [supplicate for you and ask Allaah to forgive you(Ref2)], that He may bring you out from darkness [of disbelief and polytheism] into light [of Belief and Islamic Monotheism]. And He is Ever Most Merciful to the believers. [Surah Al-Ahzaab. Aayaat 41-43] [Fiqhul Ad-iyah Wal Ad-kaar. pages 17-21. sections 1 & 2. slightly paraphrased]

Refs 1 & 2: Source: Zaadul Maseer Fee Ilmit Tafseer- By Imaam Ibnul Jawzi [rahimahullaah]


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Fasting People Take Advantage and Supplicate to Allāh – Shaykh Uthaymīn

وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُوا لِي وَلْيُؤْمِنُوا بِي لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ

And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad sallallāhu alaihi wa salam) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright. (Al-Baqarah: 186)

Benefits Extracted from this Verse for the Fasting Person:

Supplicating to Allāh whilst fasting is one of the times where supplications are most likely to be answered. This is because Allāh mentioned this verse within the verses of fasting. Especially since He spoke about it at the end of His speech regarding the verses of fasting.

Some of the scholars said, There is another benefit extracted from this verse: it is befitting to supplicate at the end of the fasting day, (i.e. before Maghrib, at point of opening fast).

Shaykh Uthaymīn (rahimahullāh) said,

This is one of the best times to supplicate, as the fasting person is weak and the weaker a person is, the more softer and open his heart is.  This person is more likely to turn repentantly to Allāh and to lower and submit himself to Allāh.

1. Shaykh Uthaymīn’s Tafsīr Al-Baqarah Vol.2 Pg 344

2. Majmū’ Al-Uthaymīn Vol. 19 Pgs. 323-324

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[9] Excerpts From ‘Fiqhul Ad-iyah Wal-Ad-kaar’- [Beneficial Reminder From a Tremendous Supplication of The Night Prayer – (To Be Said After Takbeer And Before Recitation)]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

The Supplication:

O Allaah! Lord of Jibraa’eel, Meekaa’eel and Israa’feel, The Originator of the heavens and the earth, Knower of the seen and unseen; You are the one who arbitrate between Your servants in that which they differ. Guide me to the truth -by Your Leave – in that which they differ, for verily You guide whom You will to the straight path. [Saheeh Muslim Number 770]


Reminders from the supplication by Shaikh Abdur Razzaaq al-Badr [may Allaah preserve him]


This supplication contains At-Tawassul [i.e. seeking a means of getting close to Allaah or seeking what one desires by way of affirming and believing] in Allaah’s absolute Lordship over everything and his specific Lordship over these Angels, whom He has given the task [and the means of giving life]; because Jibraa’eel [alayhis-salaam] is given the task to convey the revelation [to the Prophets and Messengers], which is a means of life for the hearts and souls [i.e. guidance to the straight path]; Meekaa’eel [alayhis-salaam] is given the task of directing the  rain drops [wherever Allaah wills], which gives life to the earth and the vegetation, and is a source of life for the animals; and Israa’feel [alayhis salaam] is given the task of blowing the trumpet by way of which the creation will be brought back to life again after death.

[Likewise seeking a means of closeness to Allaah or seeking what one desires by affirming and believing that Allaah] is the Originator of the heavens and the earth – the one who created and brought them into existence, and [affirming and believing in the fact that] by way of His Knowledge, He is the Knower of the seen and unseen; and that Allaah [glorified be He and free is He from all imperfections] is the one who arbitrates between His servants in that which they differ, and [asking Him to] guide us to the truth in that which they differ.

And Hidaayah [Guidance] is to have knowledge of the truth, intending to [reach it] and preferring it over other things. The guided person is that one who acts upon the truth and intending [to reach it], and this is the greatest blessing of Allaah that is bestowed upon a servant. We ask Allaah to guide all of us to the straight path and grant us every good.

Source: Fiqul Ad’iyah Wal-Ad’kaar parts 3&4. pages 139 – 140, abridged and paraphrased

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The Most Comprehensive of Supplications – Ash-Shaykh Al-Uthaymīn

The Most Comprehensive of Supplications – Ash-Shaykh Al-Uthaymīn

The best of supplications and most comprehensive is His statement:

وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَقُولُ رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

‏And of them there are some who say: “Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!” (Al-Baqarah: 201)

Thus, this is the most comprehensive of supplications because it combines between the good of the worldly life and the hereafter, and the Messenger of Allāh used to supplications with this a lot.

Therefore a person should supplicate with this supplication and likewise the other authentically reported supplications, so that by way of which he will be carrying out the sunnah from all angles (as is related to supplications).

Fatāwa Nūr ala ad-Darb Tape nos: 109

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