Duaa Upon Awakening – 3

sun riseOne should recite the following Duaa upon awakening:

لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ لِذَنْبِى وَأَسْأَلُكَ رَحْمَتَكَ اللَّهُمَّ زِدْنِى عِلْمًا وَلاَ تُزِغْ قَلْبِى بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنِى وَهَبْ لِى مِنْ لَدُنْكَ رَحْمَةً إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْوَهَّابُ

There is none worthy of worship besides You. Glory be to You, O Allah, I seek Your forgiveness for my sins and I ask You for Your mercy. O Allah, increase me in knowledge and do not allow my heart to deviate after You have guided me and bestow upon me mercy from Your side, indeed You are the Granter of bounties..

عن عائشة رضى الله عنها أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كان إذا استيقظ من الليل قال لا إله إلا أنت سبحانك اللهم أستغفرك لذنبى وأسألك رحمتك اللهم زدنى علما ولا تزغ قلبى بعد إذ هديتنى وهب لى من لدنك رحمة إنك أنت الوهاب (ابو داود رقم 5063)

Hazrat Aaisha (Radhiyallahu Anha) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would recite the following Duaa upon awakening during the night: 

لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ لِذَنْبِى وَأَسْأَلُكَ رَحْمَتَكَ اللَّهُمَّ زِدْنِى عِلْمًا وَلاَ تُزِغْ قَلْبِى بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنِى وَهَبْ لِى مِنْ لَدُنْكَ رَحْمَةً إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْوَهَّابُ

Advise, Don’t Despise

sunsetHazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

We cannot despise and look down on anyone, since we don’t have any guarantee of the future. The magicians came out in the morning to challenge Hazrat Moosa (‘alaihis salaam) which was the worst crime, but by the end of that very same day, they passed away as the greatest saints of the time. The incident of Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)’s acceptance of Islam teaches us the same lesson. However this doesn’t mean that we must not advise anyone. In fact, this is a very important duty which the Ummah has neglected and is one of the causes for our du‘aas not being answered.

A Reward for Learning and Teaching Deen

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم ما من رجل تعلم كلمة أو كلمتين أو ثلاثا أو أربعا أو خمسا مما فرض الله عز و جل فيتعلمهن ويعلمهن إلا دخل الجنة  قال أبو هريرة فما نسيت حديثا بعد إذ سمعتهن من رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم  رواه أبو نعيم وإسناده حسن لو صح سماع الحسن من أبي هريرة  (الترغيب والترهيب 1/126)

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Any person who learns one, or two, or three, or four, or five aspects of Deen which Allah Ta’ala has made Fardh; he learns it and teaches it (to others), will enter Jannah.” Hazrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) says: “I did not forget a single Hadith after hearing these words from Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).”

Sunnats and Aadaab of Sitting in a Deeni Discourse – Part 5

Musjid Nabawi -inside1. If the first row is full then only should one move to the second row. The reason being that, unnecessarily one should not allow the back of another person to face towards him.

2.  Without a valid reason, one should not lean against the wall while the lecture is being delivered. This is not in keeping to respect.

Abstaining from Speaking Ill of other Deeni Institutes

Unity-300x225Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

My beloved brothers! I wish to mention something of great importance to you which I have not mentioned before. You are ‘Ulamaa and Ustaads and many of you are perhaps responsible for the administration of various Deeni institutes. All these institutes of Deen are in actual fact continuing to function through your efforts and barakah. May Allah Ta‘ala accept all these Deeni institutes and may He accept the learning and imparting of Deen that is currently taking place in them.

My beloved brothers! My advice to you is that when you run your Deeni institute then do not adopt an approach or do anything through which you will cause other Deeni institutes to be regarded as insignificant and unimportant. Presently, through the grace and Fazal of Allah Ta’ala, there are many Deeni institutes operating in India and Pakistan. The Ulama of these Deeni institutes should all consider my advice and take it to heart. Running down other Deeni institutes (or other Deeni efforts) is a very destructive disease and this disease, in actual fact, stems from pride. Hence, one should strive to create humility within oneself. In this regard, we should follow the example of our pious predecessors. (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 2/158)