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  1. From addiction and sin to devotion within Lecture delivered by: Shaykh Hasan Ali Link to download Back to table of contents
  2. GAMBLING IN ISLAM - E BOOK Gambling, Maisir, Qimaar and interest-bearing transactions are strictly forbidden in Islam. This concise booklet gives an indication as to which of the present day monetary systems are inclusive of interest and constitute to gambling and which ones are not, as well as the means of avoiding them. Various forms of gambling, maisir, qimaar and interest-bearing loans have been furnished, all with highly authentic and authoritative, juristically agreed upon and proven Shar’ee proofs. Please see this post for the links, it is free in the iBookstore and we are working on making it free for Kindle as well (you can help by clicking the "report a lower price" link):Gambling in Islam eBook Back to table of contents
  3. IMPERMISSIBLITY OF USING A DICE By Shaykh (Mufti) Abdullah Nana (HA) There are a three different terms used in the Arabic language which refer to backgammon. They are 'Nard,' 'Nardsheer,' and 'Ki'aab.' According to the dictionaries, the terms 'Nard' and 'Nardsheer' refer specifically to backgammon and not dice. The dictionary definition of 'Ki'aab' is dice, but this word is also used to refer to the game of backgammon. This could possible be due to the fact that dice is an essential component and a distinguishing feature of the game of backgammon, as confirmed by Mufti Wikipedia (who is a 'muft' ke mufti). We can classify this under the principle of Balaghat where a part is mentioned and where the whole is meant. For example, we can use the term 'Raqabah'(neck) to refer to the whole body of a person. In light of this, it is correct in the Arabic language to use the word 'Ki'aab' to refer to backgammon. Lane and Hans Wehr have translated 'Ki'aab' as dice in the Arabic-English Lexicon and Dictionary of Modern Standard Arabic respectively. Many of the Muhaddithin who have written books on Gharib Al-Hadith translate 'Ki'aab' as 'Fusoos An-Nard.' Lane has also translated 'fusoos' as dice in his Lexicon. I have attached some passages from a few Arabic dictionaries below: قال الشيخ العوامه النرد لعبة وصفها في المعجم الوسيط بقوله لعبة ذاب صندوق و حجارة و فصين تعتمد على الحظ و تنقل فيها الحجارة على حسب ما يأتي به الفص (الزهر) و تعرف عند العاملة ب (الطاولة) و الفص المذكور هنا هو المذكور في الآثار الآتية بالكعاب جمع كعب أو كعبة و يسمى أحيانا النردشير يضاف إلى شير بن بابك أول من وضع هذه اللعبة كما في القاموس (المصنف ج 13 ص 346 ) قال الشيخ طاهر بتني : و فيه : كان يكره أن الضرب بالكعاب هي فصوص النرد جمع كعب و كعبة واللعب بها حرام و كرهها عامة الصحابة و قيل كان ابن مغفل يفعله مع امرأته من غير قمار و قيل رخص فيه ابن المسيب يغير قمار و منه لا يقلب كعباتها أحد ينتظر ما تجيء إلا لم يرح رائحة الجنة و هي جمع سلامة للكعبة (مجمع بحار الأنوار ج 4 ص 416( )س) وفيه <أنه كان يَكْرَه الضَّربَ بالكِعَاب> الكِعَاب: فُصُوص النَّرْدِ، واحدها: كَعْبٌ وكَعْبة.واللَّعِب بها حَرام، وكَرِهَهاَ عامَّة الصحابة. وقيل: كان ابن مُغَفَّل يفعله مع امرأته على غير قِمار. وقيل: رَخَّص فيه ابن المُسَيّب، على غير قِمار أيضاً. )س) ومنه الحديث <لا يُقَلِّب كَعَباتِها أحدٌ يَنْتظِر ما تَجِيء به إلاَّ لم يَرَحْ رائحةَ الجنة> هي جَمْع سَلامة للكَعْبة )لنهاية في غريب الآثار( والكِعابُ: فُصوصُ النَّرْدِ. وفي الحديث: أَنه كان يكره الضَّرْب بالكِعابِ؛ واحدُها كَعْبٌ وكَعْبةٌ، واللَّعِبُ بها حرام، وكَرِهَها عامةُ الصحابة. وقيل: كان ابنُ مُغَفَّلٍ يفعله مع امرأَته، على غير قِمارٍ. وقيل: رَخَّص فيه ابنُ المسيب، على غير قمار أَيضاً. ومنه الحديث: لا يُقَلِّبُ <ص:720> )لسان العرب( Next, we will have to examine all the narrations which refer to backgammon and to see which of these three words are used. The correct translation for the narrations which use the words 'Nard' and 'Nardsheer' is backgammon. On the other hand, the narrations which use the word 'Ki'aab' can be translated both as dice or backgammon as explained above. It is possible that this was the source of confusion in our previous discussion. The ruling regarding the use of dice is based on the narrations which contain the term 'Ki'aab' and the implications thereof. It is incorrect to base this ruling on those narrations which make mention of 'Nard' or 'Nardsheer because they do not explicitly refer to dice. Therefore, we will have to examine the subject matter and authenticity of these narrations containing the word 'Ki'aab.' I have gone through many books of hadith including Al-Musannaf of Abdur Razzaq, Al-Musannaf of Ibn Abi Shaybah, At-Targheeb Wa At-Tarheeb, Shu'ab Al-Iman of Al-Bayahqi, etc. to search for all the narrations which make mention of dice. In summary, there are more than 15 narrations from Rasulullah Salallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, the Sahaabah Radhiyallahu A'nhum, and the Tabi'n Rahmatullahi A'layhim which use the word dice during the discussion of backgammon. The subject matter of this narrations contained will also apply to playing with dice along with backgammon based on the linguistic usage of 'Ki'aab' as discussed above. Here is a summary of some of these narrations: He who rolls dice waiting to see the result has disobeyed Allah and His Messenger Salallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam. (Musnad Ahmad) Whoever plays with dice in order to gamble is similar to that person who eats pork, and he who plays with dice without gambling is like the person who applies pig fat to his body. (Musannaf Li Abdir Ar-Razzaq) Stay away from these two die (or games associated with dice) for verily they are a form of gambling. Every game which involves the usage of dice is gambling and is not permissible. The Arabic text and references of these narrations is included below. قال الشيخ العوامه و يقويه طريق آخر رواه أحمد (4 : 407) و أبو يعلى و البيهقي من طريق محمد بن كعب القرظي عن أبي موسى بلفظ لا يقلب كعباتها رجل ينظر ما تأتي به إلا عصي الله و رسوله و رجال إسناده ثقات إلا حميد بن بشير فقد انفرد ابن حبان بتوثيفه 4 : 150 و لم يذكره بجرح و انظر مساوئ الأخلاق (المصنف لإبن أبي شيبة ج 13 ص 347( عن أبي موسى أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال من لعب بالكعاب أو قال بالكعبات فقد عصى الله و رسوله وهذا مما لا يوهن حديث نافع و لا يعلله فقد تابع يزيد بن عبد الله بن الهاد نافعا على رواية سعيد ابن أبي هند (المستدرك لحاكم ج 1 ص (50 أخبرنا عبد الرزاق عن معمر عن قتادة أن عبد الله بن عمرو ابن العاص قال من لعب بالكعبين على القمار فكأنما أكل لحم الخنـزير و من لعب بها على غير قمار فكأنما ادّهن بشحم الخنـزير (المصنف لعبد الرزاق ج 10 ص (468 حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ عُلَيَّةَ عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ أَبِي عَرُوبَةَ عَنْ قَتَادَةَ عَنْ أَبِي أَيُّوبَ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو قَالَ : مَثَلُ الَّذِي يَلْعَبُ بِالْكَعْبَيْنِ وَلَا يُقَامِرُ كَمَثَلِ الْمُدَّهِنِ بِشَحْمِهِ وَلَا يَأْكُلُ لَحْمَهُ (المصنف لإبن أبي شيبه ج 13 ص (348 عن أبي موسى الأشعري رضي الله عنه قال سمعت النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم و ذكر عنده النرد فقال عصى الله و رسوله عصى الله و رسوله من ضرب بالكعاب يلعب بها (المستدرك لحاكم ج 1 ص 50( أخبرنا أبو سعد الماليني أخبرنا أو أحمد بن عدي حدثنا جعفر الفريابي حدثنا سويد بن سعيد حدثنا أبو معاوية عن إبراهيم الهجري عن أبي الأحوص عن عبد الله رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم : إياكم و هاتين الكعبتين الموسومتين اللتين تزجران رجرا فإنهما من الميسر و كذا رواه زياد البكائئ عن إبراهيم مرفوعا (رواه البيهقي في شعب الإيمان ج 8 ص459( أخبرنا أبو الحسين بن بشران أخبرنا الحسين بن صفوان حدثنا عبد الله بن محمد بن أبي الدنيا حدثنا خلف بن هشام حدثنا أبو عوانة عن عبد الملك بن عمير عن أبي الأحوص عن عبد الله قال إياكم و هذين الكعبتين الموسومتين اللتين تزجران زجرا فإنهما من ميسر العجم (الجامع لشعب الإيمان ج 8 ص (460 حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا وَكِيعٌ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مِسْعَرٌ وَسُفْيَانُ عَنْ عَبْدِ الْمَلِكِ بْنِ عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ أَبِي الْأَحْوَصِ , قَالَ سُفْيَانُ : عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ , وَقَصَّرَ بِهِ مِسْعَرٌ : إيَّاكُمْ وَهَذِهِ الْكِعَابَ الْمَوْسُومَةَ الَّتِي تُزْجَرُ زَجْرًا , فَإِنَّهَا مِنْ الْمَيْسِرِ (المصنف لإبن أبي شيبه ج 13 ص 349( فقد أخرج أحمد وأبو داود والنسائي وصححه ابن حبان والحاكم من رواية عبد الرحمن بن حرملة عن ابن مسعود " أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم كان يكره عشر خصال فذكر فيه الضرب بالكعاب - قال المنذري: وأخرجه النسائي وفي إسناده قاسم بن حسان الكوفي عن عبد الرحمن بن حرملة. قال البخاري: القاسم بن حسان سمع من زيد بن ثابت، وعن عمه عبد الرحمن بن حرملة. روى عنه قاسم بن حسان، لم يصح حديثه في الكوفيين، قال علي بن المديني: حديث ابن مسعود أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم كان يكره عشر خلال. هذا حديث كوفي وفي إسناده من لا يعرف. وقال ابن المديني أيضاً: عبد الرحمن بن حرملة روى عنه الركين بن ربيع، لا أعلم روى عن عبد الرحمن هذا شيء من هذا الطريق ولا نعرفه من أصحاب عبد الله. وقال عبد الرحمن بن أبي حاتم: سألت أبي عنه فقال: ليس بحديثه بأس وإنما روى حديثاً واحداً ما يمكن أن يقاس به، ولم أسمع أحداً ينكره أو يطعن عليه. وأدخله البخاري في كتاب الضعفاء. وقال أبي تحول منه. هذا آخر كلامه. وفي الرواة عبد الرحمن بن حرملة بن حمزة، وأبو حرملة الأسلمي مدني روى عن سعيد بن المسيب وغيره. أخرج له مسلم والأربعة، وتكلم فيه غير واحد. انتهى كلام المنذري. حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ عُلَيَّةَ عَنْ ابْنِ أَبِي عَرُوبَةَ عَنْ قَتَادَةَ قَالَ : بَلَغَنَا { أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم سُئِلَ عَنْ اللَّعِبِ بِالْكَعْبَيْنِ فَقَالَ : إنَّهَا مَيْسِرُ الْأَعَاجِمِ } , قَالَ : وَكَانَ قَتَادَةُ يَكْرَهُ اللَّعِبَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ حَتَّى يَكْرَهَ اللَّعِبَ بِالْعصَى (المصنف لإبن أبي شيبه ج 13 ص 347( حَدَّثَنَا مُعْتَمِرٌ وَجَرِيرٌ عَنْ الرُّكَيْنِ عَنْ الْقَاسِمِ بْنِ حَسَّانَ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ حَرْمَلَةَ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ : { نَهَى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم عَنْ الضَّرْبِ بِالْكِعَابِ } (المصنف لإبن أبي شيبه ج 13 ص (348 حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُسْهِرٍ عَنْ إسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ سُمَيْعٍ قَالَ : حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو الْأَشْعَثِ النَّخَعِيُّ قَالَ : سَمِعْت ابْنَ عَبَّاسٍ يَقُولُ : لَأَنْ يَتَلَطَّخُ الرَّجُلُ بِدَمِ خِنْزِيرٍ حَتَّى يَسْتَوْسِخَ خَيْرٌ لَهُ مِنْ أَنْ يَلْعَبَ بِالْكِعَابِ (المصنف لإبن أبي شيبه ج 13 ص 349( أخرج البيهقي عن أبي هريرة أنه كان يقول : كل لعبة ضرب فيها بالكعاب قمار لا يصلح اللعب بها (الجامع لشعب الإيمان ج 8 ص 466( حَدَّثَنَا وَكِيعٌ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا كَامِلٌ أَبُو الْعَلَاءِ قَالَ : سَمِعْت صَلْتَ الدِّهْقَانَ مُنْذُ أَرْبَعِينَ سَنَةً عَنْ عَلِيٍّ قَالَ : لَأَنْ أُطْلَى بِجِوَاءِ قِدْرٍ أَحَبُّ إلَيَّ مِنْ أُطْلَى بِخَلُوقٍ , وَلَأَنْ أُقَلِّبَ جَمْرَتَيْنِ أَحَبُّ إلَيَّ مِنْ أَنْ أُقَلِّبَ كَعْبَيْنِ . (المصنف لإبن أبي شيبه ج 13 ص (350 وَأَخْرَجَ أَبُو دَاوُد فِي مَرَاسِيلِهِ : { ثَلَاثٌ مِنْ الْمَيْسِرِ : الْقِمَارُ وَالضَّرْبُ بِالْكِعَابِ وَالصَّفِيرُ بِالْحَمَامِ. The above-mentioned narrations are of a general nature and do not make any reference to children playing with dice. However, there are some explicit narrations from some of the Tab'iin Rahimahum Allahu which also prohibit children from playing with dice. A'taa, Tawoos, Rashid Ibn Sa'ad, Dhamrah Ibn Habib, Mohammad Ibn Sirin and Mujaahid Rahimahum Allahu all used to consider it gambling for a child to play with dice and some of them used to forbid children from doing so. قال الحافظ أبو بكر محمد بن الحسين الآجري : حدثنا إبراهيم بن موسى الجوزي أخبرنا يوسف بن موسى القطان أخبرنا محمد بن فضيل و جرير عن ليث عن عطاء قال : كل شيء من القمار فهو من الميسر حتى لعب الصبيان بالكعاب و الجوز (تحريم النرد و الشطرنج و الملاهي ص75-76( أخبرنا أبو بكر بن أبي داود حدثنا أبو سعيد عبد الله بن سعيد الأشج حدثنا المحاربي عن ليث عن طاوس و عطاء و مجاهد قالوا: كل شيء من القمار فهو من الميسر حتى لعب الصبيان بالجوز و الكعاب (تحريم النرد و الشطرنج و الملاهي ص75-76( و كذلك هو في المصنف لإبن أبي شيبة عن طاووس (ج 13 ص 353( و قال ابن كثير في تفسيره ما نصه : ، قال مجاهد وعطاء: كل شيء من القمار فهو من الميسر، حتى لعب الصبيان بالجوز. وروي عن راشد بن سعد وضمرة بن حبيب مثله، وقالا: حتى الكعاب والجوز والبيض التي تلعب بها الصبيان.(تفسير ابن كثير سورة المائدة( أخربنا ابن أبي داود حدثنا يونس بن حبيب الأصبهاني أخبرنا أبوداود يعنى الطيالسي أخبرنا حماد بن يحيى الضبعي قال رأيت محمد بن سرين و رأى صبيانا يلعبون بالكعاب فقال يا صبيان لا تقامروأ فإن القمار من الميسر (تحريم النرد و الشطرنج و الملاهي ص75-76( I hope that this clarifies the matter and proves that it is not permissible for both adults and children to play games using dice, irrespective of whether there is gambling involved or not. So next time someone wants to play a board game, then encourage them to them to do something else or take them out for some physical activity as discussed before. But remember to say 'no dice' for playing with dice. Allah knows best. (Mufti) Abdullah Nana San Francisco, California How to make a spinner? How to make a roller? Back to table of contents
  4. DU’AA FOR GOOD EXPECTATIONS FROM AND SINCERE RELIANCE ON ALLAH TA’AALA اَللّٰهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ شُكْرًا وَّلَكَ الْمَنُّ فَضْلًاـ اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ اتَّوْفِيْقَ لِمَحَابِّكَ مِنَ الْأَعْهَالِ، وَصِدْقَ التَّوَكُّلِ عَلَيْكَ، وَ حُسْنَ الظَّنِّ بِكَ ـ Allaahumma lakal-hamdu shukran wa lakal-mannu fadla(n). Allaahumma innii as’alukat-tawfiiqa limahaabbika minal-‘a’maal(i), wa sidqat-tawakkuli ‘alayk(a), wa husnaz-zanni bik. (Composite: Ka’b ibn ‘Ujrah and Abu Hurayrah. Kanz al-‘Ummal #3653, 3654) O Allah, to You is due all praise with thanks; it is only Your domain to do favors with grace. O Allah, I beseech You to enable me to perform the deeds loved by You, develop sincere reliance on You, and hold good expectations from You. ~~~Ameen~~~ It is important to hold good expectations from Allah Ta’aala, for Allah Ta’aala deals with a person according to his expectations. When a servant of Allah sincerely puts his trust and hopes in Him, Allah Ta’aala does not disappoint him. (Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration, translation and commentary of du’aa #122 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)
  5. Introduction بسم االله الرحن الرحيم In this brief booklet, some important matters related to the blessed month of Muḥarram, and specifically the tenth of this month ('Āshūrā') have been gathered. These articles are a collection, which I have taken from my blog www.al-miftah.com, as well as the www.hadithanswers.com website. May Allah Ta'ālā accept it and make it a means of guidance for all. Āmīn. Muhammad ibn Ml. Haroon Abasoomar September 2017 29th / 9th Muharram 1439 ~~~ The pdf version of this beneficial booklet can be downloaded here: Muharram: Contemporary Q&A in light of prophetic tradition
  6. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Introduction What is Addiction? ISLAMIC STANCE ON USE OF ALCOHOL AND DRUGS Article by Mufti Yusuf Danka Al-KautharInformation on Islam & Drugs and Alcohol - Inter-islam The Alcohol & Drug Abuse: The American Scene And The Islamic Perspective Tafseer of Surah al-Baqarah (2) Verse 219 (Part 1) Perspectives on Drug Addiction in Islamic History and Theology MEDICAL ASPECT Defining Addiction Possible underlying Causes What Causes Drug Abuse in Young Women? Symptoms Drug Addiction Treatment Therapies: An Overview Alcohol Abuse Treatments Alcohol - Mortality & Morbidity ISLAMIC ADVICES Advice to a Drug Addict-Shaykh Yunus Patel (Raheemahullah) Kicking the Habit - Bookllet by Shaykh Yunus Patel (Raheemahullah) Addiction and Islam – The Disease and its Cure Tips for Muslim teens on drugs, alcohol and friends Further Reading
  7. Sayyiduna ‘Ubadah ibn Samit (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) use to teach the Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) the following Du’a when the Blessed month of Ramadan would arrive: اَللّٰهُمَّ سَلّمْنِيْ لِرَمَضانَ وَسَلّمْ رَمَضانَ لِيْ وَسَلّمْه لِي مُتَقَبَّلا (رواه الطبراني في الدعاء والديلمي ، وسنده حسن- كنز العمال 8/584) Allahumma sallimni li Ramadhana, wa sallim Ramadhana li, wa sallimhu li mutaqabbala. Translation: O Allah! preserve me for Ramadan, safeguard Ramadan for me and accept it from me. (Kitabu Du’a of Imam Tabarani, Hadith: 912, also see: Hayatus Sahabah, vol.3 pg.182 and Kanzul ‘Ummal, Vol.8 pg.584) Explanation “Preserve me for Ramadan” means: O Allah! allow me to remain healthy and able so I may benefit from Ramadan. It shouldn’t be that when Ramadan arrives, I am caught up in some unfortunate condition that hinders our Fast, ‘ibadah etc. “Safeguard Ramadan for me” means: In addition to being able, O Allah! grant me the tawfeeq (ability) to maximise my benefit from this auspicious occasion. Many able people witness this month but fail to actually benefit from it. These people are truly unfortunate! May Allah save us. “and accept it from me” means: O Allah! after inspiring me to be devoted throughout the month, don’t let it go to waste by not accepting it. Status of this narration The chain of narrators for this hadith is weak. (Footnotes of Shaykh ‘Awwamah on Musnad ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdil ‘Azeez, pg.280) However it is positively supported by the practice of the salaf (pious predecessors) with slight variations in the wording and is therefore suitable for practice. Habit of the Salaf 1. Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) reports that the famous Tabi’i: Makhool (rahimahullah) would recite this du’a at the beginning of Ramadan. (Kitabu Du’a li Tabarani hadith:913) 2. He also reports from ‘Abdul ‘Azeez ibn Abi Rawwad (Demise: 159 A.H.) that “the muslims would recite” a similar du’a (with additions to the above wording) upon the arrival of Ramadan. (ibid, hadith:914) 3. Imam Muhammad ibn Nasar Al-Marwazi has recorded in his Qiyamul Layl that it was the habit of the Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) and the Tabi’un (rahimahumullah) to recite this du’a when Ramadan arrived. (Mukhtasar Qiyamul Layl, pg.98) 4. Hafiz Ibn Rajab (rahimahullah) has quoted the reliable Tabi’i; Yahya Ibn Abi Katheer (rahimahullah) to have said: “It was their habit (the Sahabah and Tabi’un) to make this du’a…” (Lataiful Ma’arif, pg.280) It is probably in light of these substantiations that Imam Suyuti (rahimahullah) has declared the narration as hasan, i.e. soundly authentic. (Kanzul ‘Ummal, vol.8 pg.584) When to recite this? Besides the last reference, all of the above have mentioned this du’a to be recited when Ramadan arrives or commences. In the version of Yahya ibn Abi Katheer (rahimahullah) the words used are: اللهم سلمني إلى رمضان O Allah keep me safe till Ramadan This supports the habit of reciting this supplication (with these words) before the arrival of the month itself. May Allah Ta’ala guides us all to implement this sunnah and teach it to others. Amin. Source: Al-Miftah
  8. DU’AA FOR HEALTH اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ الصِّحَّةَ، وَالْعِفَّةَ، وَالْأَمَانَةَ، وَحُسْنَ الْخُلُقِ، وَالرِّضَا بِالْقَدَرِـ Allaahumma innii as’alukas-sihhat(ta), wal-‘iffa(ta), wal-‘amaana(ta), wa husnal-khuluq(i), war-ridaa bil qadar. (‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘As. Kanz al-‘Ummal #3650) O Allah, I beg You for health, chastity, integrity, good character, and acceptance of fate. ~~~Ameen~~~ Health is the first item in this list because its absence affects a person’s ability to worship Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) in addition to affecting his ability to enjoy this worldly life. The other qualities mentioned are all attributes of imaan. Like imaan itself, they can come to us through the blessings of Allah. (Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration, translation and commentary of du’aa #121 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)
  9. DU’AA FOR COMFORT THROUGH OBEDIENCE AND WORSHIP اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْ حُبَّكَ أَحَبَّ الْأَشْيَاءِ إِلَيَّ، وَاجْعَلْ خَشْيَتَكَ أَخْوَفَ الْأَشْيَاءِ عِنْدِيْ، وَاقْطَعْ عَنِّيْ حَاجَاتِ الدُّنْيَا بِالشَّوْقِ إِلىٰ لِقَائِكَ، وَإِذَا أَقْرَرْتَ أَعْيُنَ أَهْلِ الدُّنْيَا مِنْ دُنْيَا هُمْ فَأَقْرِرْ عَيْنِيْ مِنْ عِبَادَتِكَ ـ Allaahummaj-‘al hubbaka ahabbal-‘ashyaa’i ilayy(a), waj-‘al khashyataka akhwafal-‘ashyaa’i ‘indii, waq-ta’ ‘annii haajaatid-dunyaa bish-shawqi ilaa liqaa’ik(a), wa idhaa aqrarta a’yuna ahlid-dunyaa min dunyaahum fa aqrir ‘aynii min ‘ibaadatik. (Al-Haytham ibn Malik At-Ta’i. Kanz al-‘Ummal #3648) O Allah, make Your love the dearest and make Your fear the most frightening of all things to me. Cut off worldly needs from me by giving me the longing to meet You. And as You bring comfort to the eyes of the men of the world with their worldly possessions, bring comfort to my eyes with Your obedience and worship. ~~~Ameen~~~ (Source: Khalid Baig’s translation and transliteration of du’aa #120 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)
  10. THE ENORMOUS STATURE OF THE EARLIER HADITH MASTERS Question If a Hadith in Tirmidhi has been declared hasan sahih by Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) but declared weak by contemporary ‘Ulama after scrutinising the chain. Which ruling would be given preference to? Answer In general, the view of the earlier Hadith masters holds more weight than the latter ones. It’s a grave mistake of several contemporaries, that they belittle and undermine the views of the earlier scholars. Be that in any field. This needs no substantiation, but to further prove this serious mistake of many in our era, and with the intention of their reformation, I have quoted the following: 1. ‘Allamah Sakhawi has quoted Hafiz ‘Alaiy (rahimahumallah) to have said: ‘The earlier (mutaqaddimun) Hadith masters were divinely blessed by Allah Ta’ala with in-depth knowledge of Hadith, and exemplary memorisation of the same. Like the following Imams: Shu’bah, Yahya Al-Qattan, Ibn Mahdi and their like. Followed by their students, like Ahmad Ibn Hambal, Ibnul Madini, Ibn Ma’in, Ibn Rahuyah and others in that bracket. Followed by their students, who are the likes of: Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Nasai up to the era of Daraqutni and Bayhaqi (rahimahumullah). None after them are equal or even near to them.’ (Fathul Mughith, vol. 2 pg. 102.) 2. ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) writes: ‘Be fair, and do not look at these Masters (the earlier ones) lightly, or even belittle them. Don’t think that they are like the Muhaddithun of our times (‘Allamah Dhahabi lived in the the 8th century). Never! Actually there is none among the senior Hadith Masters of our era who can match those (earlier) Masters in their knowledge… It’s not just about me and you..!’ (Tadhkiratul Huffaz, pg. 627-628) 3. He writes in another place: ‘I have certainty on the fact that the latter day scholars (muta-akhirun) have no hope of reaching [the level of the] earlier scholars (mutaqaddimun).’ (Tadhkiratul Huffaz, pg. 948. Also see Atharul Hadith, pg. 69) 4. Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) states: ‘One’s self is more inclined towards the views of the earlier Masters (mutaqaddimun). (Lisanul Mizan, no. 2859. Also see Ma’alim Irshadiyyah) See similar sentiments of Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) in Talkhisul Habir, vol. 2 pg. 131. 5. Mulla ‘Ali Qari (rahimahullah) says: ‘There is no comparison between the earlier (mutaqaddimun) scholars and the latter (muta-akhiru) scholars. Not in knowledge, or in practice, intellect, virtue, research and in-depth study.’ (Mirqat; See footnotes on Ar-Raf’u wat takmil, pg. 45) The above quotes are sufficient to open the eyes of any sincere person. One should be wary of disrespecting our seniors. Lastly, it should be noted that difference among these seniors, among themselves is tolerated and is in fact common place. Therefore at times, one may find a latter day Muhaddith preferring one of these conflicting views over another. And Allah Ta’ala Knows best, Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar (source: Hadith Answers)
  11. What must one do if troubled by disturbing thoughts in salaah? Q: I experience wasaawis (whispers of shaitaan) in salaah. What is the cure for it? A: This is like the situation where you wish to visit a friend who has invited you. However, his dog is obstructing the path and is barking at you. Now, there is one of three methods that you may adopt in this situation: (1) To turn away. If you will turn away the dog will continue barking resulting in other dogs also barking. There is also the possibility that whilst running away you might trip and fall resulting in another disaster. Nevertheless, in this instance you would have distanced yourself from your friend. (2) To remain at the gate and fight the dog. Either the dog will bite you or you will injure the dog. Hence, either you will suffer or your friend. Further, the time that you had intended staying with your friend was wasted in fighting with the dog. (3) Allow the dog to continue barking and call your friend telling him that you wish to visit him but the dog is obstructing you. He will reprimand the dog and allow you to enter. This is the best method to adopt. Endeavor to master this method i.e. seek assistance from Allah Ta`ala. NOTE: Disturbing thoughts and wasaawis are different. Wasaawis spoil one’s Imaan. The example of wasaawis is that of the questions that play in your mind, such as, who created the sky? Allah. Who created the earth? Allah. Who created the sun? Allah. Who created the moon? Allah. And who created Allah? This is the detrimental end result. It appears in the Hadeeth: “If one is troubled by disturbing thoughts he should seek refuge in Allah and divert his attention to something else.[1]” Malfuzaat Vol. 1 Pg. 448-449 [1] صحيح البخاري (4/ 123) حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ بُكَيْرٍ، حَدَّثَنَا اللَّيْثُ، عَنْ عُقَيْلٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ شِهَابٍ، قَالَ: أَخْبَرَنِي عُرْوَةُ بْنُ الزُّبَيْرِ، قَالَ أَبُو هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: " يَأْتِي الشَّيْطَانُ أَحَدَكُمْ فَيَقُولُ: مَنْ خَلَقَ كَذَا، مَنْ خَلَقَ كَذَا، حَتَّى يَقُولَ: مَنْ خَلَقَ رَبَّكَ؟ فَإِذَا بَلَغَهُ فَلْيَسْتَعِذْ بِاللَّهِ وَلْيَنْتَهِ " (source: Qafila)
  12. Waalaikummussalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu and welcome to the forum: The posts in this thread are taken directly out of the book itself (with the source noted under each post). You are welcome to access these as you wish however, I would caution against self study. There are many wonderful efforts by qualified scholars that might be of benefit to you and your friends. Our scholars work hard to help maintain a strong link to knowledge for us and inshaallah we can all turn to them to learn. Wa'assalaam alaikum
  13. Acacia

    Kid's Night Terrors

    Alhamdulillah sister... but, my son did not have many nightmares, he had night-terrors. The night-terrors went away, alhamdulillah. This is what his night-terrors looked like: He would fall asleep normal and quite easily, and be peacefully sleeping when, all of a sudden, he would sit up (in the dark) with a stiff back, pointing at something with one hand and pulling at his mouth with the other, yelling (I don't recall him crying, no tears), eyes open and full of terror... it would last a short while and then he would fall asleep again, as peaceful as before. In the morning, he would wake-up cheerful and energetic as ever masha'Allah and wouldn't recall any of it - alhamdulillah. He would occasionally see a bad dream (nightmare) and his reaction to that would be totally different: he would talk about it and would cry. Alhamdulillah, at that time he didn't seem to fear anything around him. ~~~ Inshaallah your little niece will overcome her fear of "Baw" don't worry too much about it or create too much hype around "Baw"... for some, it's part of childhood and the more her trusted adults pay attention to this, the harder it may be to let it go. Besides, I think it's normal that a child who hasn't fallen asleep yet doesn't like to be left in the dark where it is harder to see and normal objects look unfamiliar, foreign, abnormal and scary.
  14. DU’AA FOR SHUKR, DHIKR, NASIHAT AND PRESERVATION OF COMMANDS اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِيْ أُعَظِّمُ شُكْرَكَ، وَأُكْثِرُ ذِكْرَكَ، وَأَتَّبِعُ نَصِيْحَتَكَ، وَأَحْفَظُ وَصِيَّتَكَ ـ اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنَّ قُلُوْبَنَا وَنَوَاصِيَنَا وَجَوَارِ حَنَا بِيَدِكَ، لَمْ تُمَلِّكْنَا مِنْهَا شَيْئًا، فَإِذَا فَعَلْتَ ذٰلِكَ بِهِمَا فَكُنْ أَنْتَ وَلِيَّهُمَا، وَاهْدِنَا إِلٰى سَوَاءِ السَّبِيْلِ ـ Allaahummaj-‘alnii u’azzimu shukrak(a), wa ukthiru dhikrak(a), wa attabi’u nasiihatak(a), wa ahfazu wasiyyatak(a). Allaahumma inna quluubanaa wa nawaasiyanaa wa jawaarihanaa biyadik(a), lam tumalliknaa minhaa shay’a(n), fa idhaa fa’alta dhaalika bihimaa fa kun anta waliyyahumaa, wah-dinaa ilaa sawaa’is-sabiil. (Composite: Abu Hurayrah. Sunan at-Tirmidhi #3530; Jabir ibn ‘Abdillah. Kanz al-‘Ummal #3644) O Allah, make me such that I thank you greatly for Your blessings, I remember You much, I follow Your counsel, and I preserve Your commands. O Allah, our hearts, our foreheads, and our limbs are in Your Hand. You did not give us total control over any of them. Since You have done that with these then be their patron, and guide us to the path of rectitude. ~~~Ameen~~~ (Source: Khalid Baig’s translation and transliteration of du’aa #119 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)
  15. Acacia

    Kid's Night Terrors

    Waalaikummussalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu dear sister: Ameen to aapa's du'aa. Keep praying inshaallah. I have experience with this and I think some things you should keep in mind is that: (1) night-terrors aren't like nightmares... kids who have night-terrors don't remember anything about them and actually fall right back to sleep quite peacefully, as if nothing happened. (2) either way, don't wake her or try to shake her out of it... just gently guide her back to sleep or sit beside her... night-terrors don't last long. Regardless of what it is she experiences, some suggestions (in addition to what aapa suggested): (1) consult her pediatrician (might be referred to an ENT or other specialist) (2) watch her diet - she might have sensitivity to certain foods (not necessarily allergies) (2) watch her sleep cycle - young kids need at least 10 hours of sleep at night. Is she eating before bed-time - this could cause issues. (3) watch her sleep environment - any electronics, noise, light, etc. around that might be disruptive? Alhamdulillah, children don't remember anything about night-terrors when they wake-up! I think they are more terrifying for us than they are for them; and, so, maybe the night-terrors were meant for us as a reminder? I personally don't know any adult who has had such an experience - only children. That's not to say adults don't get them, I just don't know of any. Allahu alam. Alhamdulillah, children either grow out of them (i.e. night-terrors) or we catch whatever is going on and rectify it. I still don't know what caused my son's night-terrors or what stopped them, but they eventually did stop (completely, alhamdulillah). Around the time they stopped, he had received a number of neurobiofeedback sessions. I can't conclusively say that those sessions helped him but I can't say they didn't help either! Inshaallah, start with her doctor/pediatrician and don't stress out too much about whatever she is experiencing (other than as a reminder of the torment in the grave and hell-fire - may Allah Ta'aala save us from the trials and tribulations of the grave and the trials and tribulations of the hell-fire, ameen).
  16. DU’AA FOR THE GOOD BROUGHT BY WINDS اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ خَيْرِ مَا تَجِيْءُ بِهِ الرِّيَاحُ ـ Allaahumma innii as’aluka min khayri maa tajii’u bihir-riyaah. (‘Ali ibn Abi Talib. Kanz al-‘Ummal #3637) O Allah, I beg You for all the good brought by winds. ~~~Ameen~~~ (Source: Khalid Baig’s translation and transliteration of du’aa #118 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)
  17. ALL FOR ALLAH TA’AALA اَللّٰهُمَّ لَكَ صَلَاتِيْ وَنُسُكِيْ وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِيْ، وَإِلَيْكَ مَاٰبِيْ، وَلَكَ رَبِّ تُرَاثِيْ ـ Allaahumma laka salaatii wa nusukii wa mahyaaya wa mamaatii, wa ilayka ma’aabii, wa laka rabbi turaathii. (‘Ali ibn Abi Talib. Sunan at-Tirmidhi #3442) O Allah, my salaat, my sacrifice, my life, and my death are all for You. To You is my return and Yours is what I leave behind. ~~~Ameen~~~ (Source: Khalid Baig’s translation and transliteration of du’aa #117 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)
  18. Waalaikummussalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barkatuhu dear aapa: JazakAllahu khayran, inshaallah I will correct them right away. Edit: Done, alhamdulillah.
  19. DU’AA FOR PROTECTION Allaahumma innii a’uudhu bika mim munkaraatil-‘akhlaaqi wal-‘a’amaali wal-‘ahwaa’i wal-‘adwaa'(i), na’uudhu bika min sharri mas-ta’aadha minhu nabiyyuka Muhammadun sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam(a), wa min jaaris-suu’i fii daaril-muqaamati fa inna jaaral-baadiyati yatahawwal(u), wa ghalabatil-‘aduww(i), wa shamaatatil-‘a’daa'(i), wa minal-juu’i fa innahuu bi’sad-dajii'(u), wa minal-khiyaanati fa innahaa bi’satil-bitaana(tu), wa an narji’a ‘alaa a’qaabinaa, aw nuftana ‘an diininaa, wa minal-fitani maa zahara minhaa wa maa batan(a), wa min yawmis-suu(i), wa min laylatis-suu (i), wa min saa’atis-suu(i), wa min saahibis-suu’. (Composite: Qutbah ibn Malik. Kanz al-‘Ummal #3671; Abu Umamah al-Bahili. Sunan at-Tirmidhi #3443; Abu Hurayrah. Mustadrak Hakim #151/1951; ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘As. Sunan an-Nasa’i #5380; Abu Hurayrah. Sunan an-Nasa’i #5373; Ibn Abi Mulaykah. Sahih al-Bukhari #6104; Zayd ibn Thabit. Sahih Muslim #5112; ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Amir. Mu’jam al-Kabir (Tabarani) 17:294) O Allah, I seek Your protection from bad morals, deeds, desires, and diseases. We seek Your protection from the evil of everything for which Your Prophet Muhammad ﷺ sought Your protection. And from a bad neighbor where we live, for a bad neighbor in travel moves away. And from domination of the enemy and the ridicule of the enemies. And from hunger; indeed, it is a bad bedfellow. And from betrayal of trust, for it is a bad intimate. And from that we should turn back on our feet, or that we should be persecuted into separation from our religion. And form tribulations both open and hidden, from the bad day, the bad night, the bad moment, and the bad companion. ~~~Ameen~~~ bad intimate: Bitaanah means intimate. Here it means the bad intention (of betraying) that settles deep into one’s heart. from that we should turn back… from our religion: Ibn Abi Mulaykah, rahimahullah, used to make this du’aa after mentioning the famous hadith according to which angels will force back some people form the Hawd of Kawthar on the Day of Judgment, explaining to the Prophet ﷺ that these people had turned back after him. (Source: Khalid Baig’s translation and commentary of du’aa #116 in the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)
  20. For full text files for Maariful Hadeeth (English), please see the following links: Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4
  21. A Simple Format for 'ibadah on Auspicious nights Our Beloved Nabi (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) has mentioned: "Indeed your Lord has reserved certain special moments in time (in which he emits abundant/special mercy) Be sure to avail yourselves for these opportunities." (Majma'uz Zawaaid) We are usually aware of the significant occasions that present themselves each year. The crucial thing is how do we "avail ourselves" and maximise our benefit from these blessed nights? Here under is a suggested format for "What to do on Blessed nights?" 1. Offer ‘Isha and Fajr Salah in congregation. Rasululllah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) said: "One who performs ‘Isha in congregation gets the reward of spending half the night in worship. And he who follows that up with the Fajr salah in congregation, will be as if he has stayed up all night in 'ibaadah." (Sahih Muslim & Sunan Abi Dawud) 2. Sleep in the state of wudhu Hafidh Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has mentioned a reliable narration that states: "The soul of one who sleeps with wudhu makes sajdah (prostrates) at the 'Arsh of Allah" (Fathul Baari) Imagine our souls making sajdah at the throne of our Creator on a night like Laylatul Qadr! 3. Abstain from sin It's not logical to fill the bucket when it has a hole... One should specifically free the heart of any ill-feelings or malice towards fellow muslims. 4. Clear your heart from ill-feelings towards fellow Muslims. The 'Ulama state that those who harbour ill-feelings are deprived of Allah's mercy and forgiveness on occasions like these. A Hadith in Sahih Ibn Hibban, there is mention of four people that will be deprived on this night: a) An Alcoholic. b) One who disobeys his parents. c) One who severe family ties d) One who harbours ill-feelings in his heart for others. 5. Salatut Tasbeeh This is very strongly recommended due to its huge reward. 6. Tawbah Since the purpose of the turning to Allah on these nights is precisely to attain forgiveness from Allah, this act is a fundamental on such occasions. The procedure for Tawbah is: a. Perform two rakats of Salah. (Optional) b. Stop the sin that one is repenting from. c. Regret the sin from the bottom of your heart. d. Make a determined pledge with Allah never to repeat that sin. Besides the two rak'aats of Salah, the remainder are all fundamental. Furthermore, if the sin involved usurping the right of the next person, one needs to ask him/her for forgiveness too. Without this we are not guaranteed forgiveness. If that person has passed away, we could make du’a for him and repay the debt (if any) to his heirs. 7. Zhikr There are many forms of zhikrullah. I would suggest the following: A hundred times "Laa ilaah illallah" A hundred times repeating the name of "Allah" And a hundred times: "Subhaanallahi wabihamdihi subhanallahil 'Azeem" The reason for the third one is the following: Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) said: 1. "He who recites this one hundred times will have all his sins forgiven even if it be equal to the foam of the ocean" (Sahih Bukhari) 2. "These words are beloved to Allah Ta'ala, easy on the tongue and weighty on the scales (of deeds on Qiyamah)" (Sahih Bukhari) Furthermore, this is the form of Zhikr that the entire creation is engaged in. (Al-Quran, Surah: 17 ayah: 44) 8. Salawat on Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) If it was not for our beloved Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) we would not have these blessed occasions. Therefore we cannot afford moments like these to pass without remembering him. In Fact by doing so we ourselves benefit. One Hadith states: "He who sends salutations upon me once, Allah Ta'ala sends ten salutations upon him." 9. Tilawat (Recital) of Quran This is considered the best form of Zhikr. One could recite even a quarter juz or just the masnun Surahs that are to be recited every night. Like Surahs Waqi'ah, Mulk, Sajdah, Yasin etc. 10. Dua "Du'a is the essence of Worship" and hence cannot be omitted when we engage in worship. More so on occasions when Almighty Allah accepts du’as such as on the night of Qadr. One should spend a lengthy duration in begging from Allah, as we are all in need of it. In light of the current world crisis, do remember our oppressed brethren around the globe. On the night of Qadr the following Du'a should also be repeated as taught by Rasulullah (sallallahu'alaihiwasallam) to his beloved wife Sayyidah 'Aishah (radiyallahu 'anha): اللهم إِنَّ كَ عفُ وَ تُحِ بَ الع فْوَُ ف اعْفَُ عنِِّيَْ "Allahumma innaka 'afuwwun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'Anni" O Allah! You are indeed Most Forgiving, so forgive me. Note 1: The above can all be achieved in about 1 hour. Salatut Tasbih: 20 mins Tawbah: can be incorporated in the du'a Zikr: 10 mins Salawaat: 5 mins Tilawat: 15 mins Du'a and Tawbah: 10 mins However if one is short on time for whatever reason, my suggestion would be to at least do the first four and the last one. That would be: a) ‘Isha and Fajr with Jamat b) Sleep with Wudhu c) Abstain from sin d) Clean the heart e) Du’a Note 2: The night commences at Maghrib, not after ‘Isha or after Tarawih or at Sehri time. Therefore one can and should commence 'ibadah from Maghrib, although it is indeed best to do so at the last part of the night. Note 3: These are mere suggestions intended to make it easy for people. One may engage in whatever form of 'ibadah one is comfortable with. May Allah Ta'ala grant us all complete forgiveness and steadfastness on guidance. Amin. Please do remember the writer [Moulana Muhammad] in your supplication as well. (Source: Moulana Muhammad)
  22. PRAISE BELONGS TO ALLAH TA’AALA اللّٰهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ كَالَّذِيْ تَقُوْلُ وَخَيْرًا مِّمَّا نَقُوْلُ ـ Allaahumma lakal-hamdu kaalladhii taquulu wa khayram mimmaa naquul. (‘Ali ibn Abi Talib.Sunan at-Tirmidhi #3442) O Allah, praise belongs to You just as You say, and better than how we say it. (Source: Khalid Baig’s translation of du’aa #115 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)
  23. Personalized Gifts Imagine awakening one morning and opening the front door, only to be greeted by the sight of a beribboned basket packed with steaming croissants, a flask of hot coffee, a jug of freshly squeezed orange juice and other fresh breakfast delights! You wonder who your generous benefactor could possibly be as the accompanying note merely says, “Hope you enjoy”. To your absolute delight, this early morning treat continues. Every morning without fail, the basket arrives on your doorstep, containing a different selection of tasty treats. By the time the third or fourth morning dawns, you are extremely eager to identify your well wisher so that you can, at the very least, say “Thank You”. If the idea of a breakfast basket delivered to our door every morning, free of charge, sounds fantastic, have we ever pondered over the fact that every morning, we all wake up to enjoy another fresh basket of life filled with precious gifts, designed exclusively for us? We have all been blessed with unique features that make us different from other people. The curve in our ears, the shade of our eyes, the slope of our nose, the tone of our voice, the shape and length of our fingers; every fine detail designed especially for you. Best of all is the fact that we all know the identity of the One who has blessed us with these bounties – Allah Ta‘ala. Appreciation demands that we express gratitude to our generous Creator, Allah Ta‘ala, by utilizing these favours solely in His obedience. Let us strive to personally thank Allah Ta‘ala every day by pleasing Him. Source: Uswatulmuslimah
  24. DU’AA FOR YAQEEN اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ إِيْمَانًا يُّبَاشِرُ قَلْبِيْ، وَيَقِيْنًا صَادِقًا حَتّٰى أَعْلَمَ أَنَّهٗ لَايُصِيْبُنِيْ إِلَّامَا كَتَبْتَ لِيْ، وَرِضًى مِّنَ الْمَعِيْشَةِ بِمَا قَسَمْتَ لِيْ ـ Allaahumma innii as’aluka iimaanan yubashiru qalbii, wa yaqiinan saadiqan hattaa a’lama annahuu laa yusiibunii illaa maa katabta lii, wa ridam minal-ma’iishati bimaa qasamta lii. (‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar. Kanz al-‘Ummal #3657; Ibid. Majma’ az-Zawa’id #17410) O Allah, I beg You for the faith that settles deep in my heart, a true conviction so that I understand that nothing can afflict me beyond what You have decreed for me, and satisfaction with the provision which You have apportioned for me. ~~~Ameen~~~ (Source: Khalid Baig’s translation of du’aa #114 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)
  25. Saviours of Islamic Spirit (Volume IV) by Shaykh Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi (ra)
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