A Noble act of Charity

Madina Munawwarahعَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الخدري عن رَسُولَ الله صَلَّى الله عَلَيه وسَلَّم قَالَ : أيما رَجُلٍ لَمْ يَكُنْ عِندَهُ صَدَقَةٌ ، فَليَقُل في دُعَائِه: اَللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَرَسُولِكَ ، وَصَلِّ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ، وَالْمُسْلِمِينَ وَالْمُسْلِمِاتِ ، فَإِنَّهَا زَكَاةٌ  (صحيح ابن حبان)

Hadhrat Abu Saeed Khudri (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whichever person does not possess anything to give in charity, then he should recite the following durood in his duaa, for indeed this will serve as charity for him:

اَللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَرَسُولِكَ ، وَصَلِّ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ، وَالْمُسْلِمِينَ وَالْمُسْلِمِاتِ

O Allah, send your choicest blessings upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) your slave and messenger, and descend blessings upon the believing men and women. 

The Durood for Safety

Musa Zareer (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) was one of the great saintly personalities. He once related an incident regarding his personal experience. He says, “I was once travelling on a boat which was about to sink. At that crucial moment  I was overcome with slumber. In a vision I had seen Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), who taught me the following durood and instructed me to tell all the passengers of that boat to recite the durood one thousand times. The passengers began reciting the durood and had not yet reached three hundred times when the condition normalised and the boat was saved. This was all through the barkat of the durood that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) had taught.”

أّللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَوةً تُنْجِينَا بِهَا مِن جَمِيعِ الْأَهْوَالِ وَ الْأَفَاتِ وَ تَقْضِي لَنَا بِهَا جَمِيعَ الحَاجَاتِ وَ تُطَهِّرُنَا بِهَا مِن جَمِيعِ السَّيِئَاتِ وَ تَرْفَعُنَا بِهَا أَعْلَى الدَّرَجَاتِ وَ تُبَلِّغُنَا بِهَا أَقْصَى الغَايَاتِ مِن جَمِيعِ الخَيرَاتِ فِي الحَيَوةِ وَ بَعدَ الممَات (اِنَّكَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيئٍ قَدِيرٌ)

O Allah, bestow Your mercy upon Sayyidana Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), such mercy that will save us from all calamites and misfortunes, and that will be a means of fulfilling all our needs and requirements, and that will cleanse us from all evil and sin, and that will raise us to high, lofty positions (in the hereafter), and that will cause us to reach all our desired righteous aims and goals, in this world and the next. Certainly You have power over everything.

 

Longing for the Companionship of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

Once a Sahaabi came to Rasulullah [Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and said:

“O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), you are dearer to me than my life, my wealth and my family. While I am within the confines of my home, I begin to think of you and become restless. My restlessness does not end until my sight falls upon you. O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), death is inevitable. After death, you will be in a high, exalted position as you are a Nabi and Rasul of Allah Ta’ala, whilst I will be distant from you. O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), perhaps I may not be blessed with the honour of seeing you. Whenever I think of this separation between us which will be caused through death, I become extremely saddened and grieved.”

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) observed silence over this until Hadhrat Jibra'eel (Alayhis Salaam) descended with the following verse of the Qur’an:

وَمَن يُطِعِ اللَّـهَ وَالرَّسُولَ فَأُولَـٰئِكَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمَ اللَّـهُ عَلَيْهِم مِّنَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَالصِّدِّيقِينَ وَالشُّهَدَاءِ وَالصَّالِحِينَ وَحَسُنَ أُولَـٰئِكَ رَفِيقًا ﴿النساء: ٦٩﴾ ذَٰلِكَ الْفَضْلُ مِنَ اللَّـهِ وَكَفَىٰ بِاللَّـهِ عَلِيمًا ﴿٧٠﴾

"Whosoever obeys Allah Ta’ala and the Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), then they will be amongst those whom Allah Ta’ala has favoured from the Messengers, the Siddeeqeen, the Martyrs and the righteous. They are the best of company. Such is the bounty of Allah Ta’ala, and Allah Ta’ala is sufficient as being the All-knower.

يا رب صل و سلم دائما أبدا على حبيبك خير الخلق كلهم

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