Du’a

How to receive the du’as of the Angels

This article is from the many ones that were inspired by my Beloved Father (rahimahullah). He commenced the discussion on this particular one whilst I was at his side during a dialysis session. Such was his love for ‘ilm, that he engaged in its discussions everywhere, and not just in a classroom or from a mimbar. May Allah Ta’ala fill his grave with nur, and raise his ranks in Jannah. …

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The Significance of the 15th of Sha’ban

The 15th of Sha’ban, which is commonly referred to as “Laylatul Bara-ah” (refer: Tafsir Razi and Ruhul ma’ani, Surah 44. Ayah: 3) is one of the significant nights in the Islamic calendar. Ibnul Haj (rahimahullah) states: “The salaf (pious predecessors) would sanctify this night and prepare themselves for it in advance” (Al-Madkhal, vol.1 pg.299) Some people, due to being ill-informed actually refute the auspiciousness of this occasion. The following paragraphs serve …

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What to do when hearing news of a funeral

My Beloved Father; Moulana Haroon Abasoomar saheb (hafizhahullah) usually offers the following advices for when we hear the sad news of the passing of a fellow Muslim. These are simple, but effective and do not take much time. When hearing the news of the death of a fellow Muslim, do the following: 1. Recite: inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ 2. Make du’a for forgiveness …

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When in difficulty with no help in sight

Sayyiduna ‘Utbah ibn Gazwan (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has reported from Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that when one is lost in any lonely place or finds himself in any difficulty without any assistance at hand, then he should call out the following three times: يَا عِبَادَ اللهِ أَعِينُونِى Ya ‘ibadallahi a’inuni O! The servants of Allah, help me.   ‘From the unseen, Allah will provide means [via the Angels] for the protection …

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Our dependence on Allah Ta’ala and the need for du’a

Allah Ta’ala says: يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ أَنتُمُ الْفُقَرَاءُ إِلَى اللَّهِ ‘O People you are needy/dependent upon Allah Ta’ala.’ (Suratul Fatir, verse: 15) The entire creation is actually dependent on Allah Ta’ala for everything. Allah has granted us the mode of du’a to ask from Him for all our needs. Our hands are begging bowls. وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ ‘And Your Rabb said, Call upon Me, I will respond to …

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Du’a for a New Year

At the approach of a New Year or month, the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would recite the following du’a. Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Hisham (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would learn the following du’a for when the new month or new year would begin: اللّهم أَدْخِلْهُ عَلينا بِالأمْنِ وَالإيمان، وَالسَّلامَةِ وَالإسْلام، وِجوارٍ مِّنَ الشَّيْطان، وَرِضْوَانٍ مِّنَ الرَّحْمن. Allahumma adkhilhu ‘alayna bil amni wal iman, was salamati wal islam, wa jiwarim …

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Du’a when welcoming a Haji

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said the following to a returning Haji: قَبِلَ اللهُ حَجَّك ، وَغَفَرَ ذَنْبَكَ، وَاَخْلَفَ نَفَقَتَكَ ‘Qabilallahu hajjaka, wa ghafara dhambaka, wa akhlafa nafaqatak.’ Translation: May Allah accept your Haj, may He forgive your sins and may He replace your expenditure. (Ibnus Sunni, Hadith: 506 and Kitabud Du’a of Tabarani, Hadith: 829. Also see: Majma’uz zawaid, vol.3 pg.211 , Al-Adhkar, Hadith: 685 …

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