Reciting Aayatul Kursi after Salaah and before Sleeping

sweet dreamsعن أبي أمامة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم من قرأ آية الكرسي دبر كل صلاة لم يمنعه من دخول الجنة إلا أن يموت  رواه النسائي والطبراني بأسانيد أحدها صحيح  وقال شيخنا أبو الحسن هو على شرط البخاري وابن حبان في كتاب الصلاة وصححه (الترغيب رقم 2468)  و في رواية ضعيفة عن علي رضي الله عنه قال : سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم على أعواد المنبر يقول : من قرأ آية الكرسي في دبر كل صلاة لم يمنعه من دخول الجنة إلا الموت ومن قرأها حين يأخذ مضجعه آمنه الله على داره ودار جاره وأهل دويرات حوله. )رواه البيهقي في شعب الإيمان رقم 2395)

Hadhrat Abu Umaamah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever recites Aayatul Kursi after every Fardh salaah, nothing prevents him from entering Paradise except death. In another Hadith reported by Hadhrat Ali (Radhiallahu Anhu)) The one who recites Aayatul kursi at night when retiring to bed, Allah Ta’ala will protect his home, the homes of his neighbours, and the homes of the people around him.

Asking from Allah Ta’ala

gift boxHazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

The hadeeth says that the most honourable of gifts is the gift of du‘aa. In this world, when you ask from a person this is one of the most humiliating acts, but in the presence of Allah Ta‘ala this is among the most honourable actions. Why is this? Because through du‘aa one acknowledges in whose hands is the button of all things. It is His touch, he just says ‘kun’ (Be) and it is as He wills. So we should have this in mind that everything is under His decree, but we also beg of Him showing that we are dependent on Him. At no time should we show that we are independent. This is what Allah Ta‘ala dislikes. Who allows you to see and grants you good health? Who is sustaining your body and restraining the cells in your body from contracting cancer or any other sickness? That is why the hadeeth says that du‘aa is the essence of all ‘ibaadat.

Three Destructive Actions

عن أنس رضي الله عنه عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال وأما المهلكات فشح مطاع وهوى متبع وإعجاب المرء بنفسه. رواه البزار والبيهقي وغيرهما (الترغيب والترهيب 1/107)

Hadhrat Anas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “As for those destructive actions (that bring about ruin to the Imaan and good deeds of a person): The severe greed (for worldly possessions) within a person which is obeyed, base desires that are followed, and a person being pleased with his own opinion.” 

Reformation – The Basis of Allah Ta’ala’s Mercy

changeHazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

How can the advice of a spiritual mentor benefit the one who has no interest or desire to change his life? The people who paid the most attention to the reformation of the people were the Ambiyaa’ (‘alaihimus salaam). However, despite receiving the attention and advice of the Nabi, those who had no desire to change remained unaffected. The basis for Allah Ta‘ala blessing a person is the level of desire and thirst within the person to change and reform his ways. Without this desire, absolutely nothing can be achieved. This is the system of Allah Ta‘ala. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 7/272)

Making Abundant Duaa at the Time of Ease and Comfort

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم من سره أن يستجيب الله له عند الشدائد والكرب فليكثر الدعاء في الرخاء (ترمذي رقم 3382)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever wishes that Allah Ta’ala answers his duaas during times of difficulty and hardship, should make abundant duaa at times of ease and comfort.”