Duaa When Leaving Home – 2

When leaving the home, one should raise his gaze to the sky and recite the following duaa

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّى أَعُوذُ بِكَ أَنْ أَضِلَّ أَوْ أُضَلَّ أَوْ أَزِلَّ أَوْ أُزَلَّ أَوْ أَظْلِمَ أَوْ أُظْلَمَ أَوْ أَجْهَلَ أَوْ يُجْهَلَ عَلَىّ

O Allah I seek refuge in You that I be misguided or that I become the victim of somebody else’s misguidance, or that I slip or I be caused to slip (through someone) or that I oppress or I become the victim of someone’s oppression, or I behave in an ignorant manner or I am dealt with by others in an ignorant manner.

عن أم سلمة قالت ما خرج النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم من بيتى قط إلا رفع طرفه إلى السماء فقال اللهم إنى أعوذ بك أن أضل أو أضل أو أزل أو أزل أو أظلم أو أظلم أو أجهل أو يجهل على. (ابو داود رقم 5096)

Hadhrat Umme Salamah (Radhiyallahu Anha) said: “Whenever Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) left my home, he would lift his gaze to the sky and recite the following Duaa:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّى أَعُوذُ بِكَ أَنْ أَضِلَّ أَوْ أُضَلَّ أَوْ أَزِلَّ أَوْ أُزَلَّ أَوْ أَظْلِمَ أَوْ أُظْلَمَ أَوْ أَجْهَلَ أَوْ يُجْهَلَ عَلَىّ

Respecting the Means

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

The favours that we enjoy (irrespective of what type of a favour it may be) come to us via some means. Hence, it is necessary that we respect and honour the means through which we gain the favour. This is what Allah Ta‘ala instructs in the Quraan Shareef.

This applies to all facets of deen, whether in the madaaris, tableegh or khanqah. The more we respect the elders through whom we gained these favours, the more we benefit and progress.

Seeking Protection from a Time when the Ulama will not be Followed

وعن سهل بن سعد الساعدي أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال اللهم لا يدركني زمان أو قال لا تدركوا زمانا لا يتبع فيه العليم ولا يستحيى فيه من الحليم قلوبهم قلوب الأعاجم وألسنتهم ألسنة العرب رواه أحمد وفي إسناده ابن لهيعة (الترغيب والترهيب 1/151)

Hazrat Sahl bin Sa’d (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) (made the following duaa) saying: “O Allah, do not allow me to live to see such a time, or (while addressing the Sahaabah) he said, may you not find yourselves in such a time, wherein the learned are not followed, and the respectable are not shown any respect, (the people of such a time will be such that) their hearts will resemble the hearts of non Arabs (disbelievers, i.e. They will possess the qualities that were more prevalent among the non-Arabs in the time of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) most of whom were non believers), and their tongues will resemble the tongues of Arabs (i.e. they will be reciting the Qur’an and quoting the Ahaadith of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).”

Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 13

1. It is not correct to write the salaam in an abbreviated form (e.g. slmz, salaams etc.). This is not in keeping with the respect of the salaam. If the salaam was written in an abbreviated form (e.g. slmz, salaams etc.), it is not waajib to reply to such a salaam.

Who should we get our Daughter Married to?

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) writes:

Nowadays, many youngsters read and study un-Islamic literature in the English language. Many things found in these un-Islamic English books and magazines are contrary to the Islamic beliefs and teachings. Many youngsters do not possess Deeni knowledge and understanding and therefore when they come across these un-Islamic literature, they believe whatever they read, even though it opposes the Islamic beliefs and teachings. Based on the lack of Deeni knowledge, they do not understand that believing in such things causes them to lose their Imaan. At times (being influenced by the wrongs found in these un-Islamic literature, their mindset is affected and) they utter such statements which causes them to come out of the fold of Islam. If a Muslim girl is married to such a person, the nikaah is not considered valid in Shariah as the person she is married to is not a believer (as he subscribes to beliefs that are totally against Islam), although outwardly he may seem to be a believer. If the marriage is not valid, it would mean that their entire lives are spent in sin. The parents will be sinful in this world and will have to face punishment in the hereafter for getting their daughter married to such a person.

It is therefore extremely important and necessary that just as you enquire about the family background and financial position of the boy who proposes for your daughter, it is much more important for you to enquire about the Deeni level and commitment of the boy. If you do not know anything about his beliefs and Deeni commitment, don’t ever give your daughter to him. A poor believer who is committed to his Deen is a thousand times better than a rich person who does not possess Deen. It is also noticed that the person who does not possess Deen does not fulfil the rights of his wife. At times, he will not even give her a cent to spend. When there is no happiness and peace of mind and heart in such a marriage, then of what benefit and good will it be to her that she is married in an affluent family. (Behishti Zewar (Urdu) pg.840)