Fajr Reminders

Thought share about the application of Islamic belief and ethics in our modern pluralistic society. The “How”, for those who understand “Why”. And the “Why” for those who need to understand the reason.

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2018-12-14T22:07:33+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Fajr Reminders|0 Comments

Ask Allahﷻ‎

Sayyiduna Anas bin Malik reports that Rasoolullahﷺ once passed by a Bedouin who was making the following du’a in his Salah:

“يا مَنْ لا تَرَاهُ الْعيونْ، ولاَ تُخَالِطُهُ الظُّنوْنْ، ولا يَصِفُهُ الْوَاصِفُون، ولا تُغَيِّرُهُ الحَوادِثْ، ولا يَخْشَى الدَّوائِرْ، ويَعْلَمُ مَثَاقِيْلَ الجِبالْ، وَمَكَايِيْلَ البِحارْ، وعددَ قَطَرِ الأمطار، وعددَ وَرَقِ الأشجار، وعددَ ما أظْلَمَ عليهِ اللّيْلُ، وَأشْرَقَ عليه النّهار، ولا تُوَارِيْ منه سماءٌ سماءً، ولا أرضٌ أرضاً، ولا بحرٌ ما في قعرِه، ولا جبَلٌ ما في وَعْرِه، اِجْعَلْ خَيرَ عُمُرِي آخرَه، وخيرَ عمَلي خواتمَه، وخيرَ أيّامِي يومَ ألْقاكَ فيه”
(رواه الطبراني في المعجم الأوسط، حديث رقم 9488، مجمع الزوائد: حديث رقم: 17267، وقال الهيثمي صاحب مجمع الزوائد: رجاله رجال الصحيح غير عبد الله بن محمد أبي عبد الرحمن الأذرمي وهو ثقة)

“O The One Whom eyes cannot see, Who cannot be imagined, Who is beyond description, Who is unaffected by happenings, Who cannot be overwhelmed by the twists and turns of time, Who knows the weight of the mountains, the volume of the oceans, the number of falling raindrops, the number of leaves on the trees and everything upon which the night darkens and upon which the day brightens. No sky can hide another from Him, no surface of the earth can hide another from Him, no ocean can hide anything within its depths from Him and no mountain can conceal from Him anything within its rocks. Make the last part of my life the best, make the best of my deeds the last and make my best day be the one in which I meet You.”

Rasoolullahﷺ appointed someone to bring the Bedouin to him as soon as he completed his Salah. Rasoolullahﷺ had been given some gold from a certain mine and when the Bedouin came before him after he had completed his Salah, Rasoolullahﷺ gave him the gold and asked, “Which tribe do you belong to?”
The man said that he was from the Banu Aamir bin Sa’sa’ah. Rasoolullahﷺ then asked, “Do you know why I gave you this gold as a gift?” “Because of the family ties between us, Ya Rasoolullahﷺ, he said. Rasoolullahﷺ said, “While family ties have a right, I actually gave you the gold because of the beautiful manner in which you praised Allahﷻ.” (Tabraani and confirmed by Haythami Vol. 10 pg. 158).

 

Dua by Sh. Idris Abkar : https://youtu.be/2kHhmTjJkx4

HERE IS THE TRANSLATION OF THIS BEAUTIFUL DUA
OH ALLAH THE ONE WHO HAS POSITIONED HIMSELF ON THE THRONE
OH THE ONE WHO CREATED AND PERFECTED
AND DETERMINED A MEASURE FOR EVERYTHING THEN GUIDED IT
AND GAVE EACH THING ITS FORM THEN GUIDED IT
OH THE ONE WHO MAKES ONE LAUGH AND MAKED ONE WEEP
AND WHO GIVES DEATH AND LIFE
AND WHO MAKES ONE FORTUNATE AND WRETCHED
AND WHO BRINGS THINGS TO EXISTENCE AND INTEGRATES THEM
AND WHO EXALTS AND DISGRACES
AND WHO HONORS AND HUMILIATES
AND WHO GIVES AND REFUSES
AND WHO RAISES ONE IN HONOR AND LOWERS HIM IN DISGRACE
OH YOU WHO SEPARATED THE SEAS
AND CAUSED RIVERS TO FLOW
AND COVERED THE NIGHT WITH THE DAY AND COVERED THE DAY WITH NIGHT
OH YOU WHO GUIDES ONE FROM MISGUIDANCE
AND FREES ONE FROM IGNORANCE
AND FILLS OUR SIGHT WITH LIGHT
AND GIVES LIFE TO OUR CONSCIENCE AND THOUGHTS
OH YOU WHO LISTENS TO OUR WORDS
AND SEES WHERE WE ARE
AND KNOWS WHAT WE CONCEAL AND REVEAL
NOTHING ABOUT US IS HIDDEN FROM YOU
WE ARE THE WRETCHED ONES, THE ONES IN NEED
SEEKING HELP AND PROTECTION
FEARFUL AND SCARED ( OF YOUR PUNISHMENT)
ADMITTING AND ACKNOWLEDGEING OUR SINS
WE PLEAD TO YOU THE WAY A DESTITUTE ASKS
AND WE PRAY TO YOU HUMBLY, THE WAY A LOWLY SUPPLICATOR DOES
AND WE CALL OUT TO YOU LIKE ONE WHO IS FEARFUL AND BLIND
WHOSE NECK IS LOWERED HUMBLY BEFORE YOU
AND WHOSE EYES FLOW WITH TEARS
WHOSE LIMBS LOWER IN DIGNITY FOR YOU
AND WHOSE NOSE IS RUBBED IN DUST (OF OUT HUMILITY) FOR YOU
OH OUR ALLAH
WE ARE HERE AT YOUR SERVICE
ALL GOODNESS IS IN YOUR CONTROL
AND EVIL IS NOT ATTRIBUTED TO YOU
WE BELONG COMPLETELY TO YOU
BLESSED AND LOFTY ARE YOU
OH OUR ALLAH
YOUR REMEMBERANCE IS NOURISHMENT FOR THE HEARTS
AND COOLNESS TO THE EYES
AND HAPPINESS FOR THE SOUL
AND IT (YOUR REMEMBERANCE) IS THE SOUL OF LIFE
AND THE LIFE OF THE SOUL
BLESSED IS THAT BEING, BECAUSE OF WHOSE AWE , PEOPLE REMAIN AWAY FROM THEIR BEDS (TO STAND IN PRAYERS)
AND THROUGH THE HOPE OF HIS MERCY, THE SOUL OF FEARFUL ONES ARE EASED OF DIFFICULTIES
OH OUR ALLAH
THIS WORLD HAS NO PLEASURE EXCEPT THROUGH YOUR REMEMBERANCE AND RECOGNITION
AND HEREAFTER HAS NO PLEASURE EXCEPT THROUGH YOUR CLOSENESS AND THROUGH SEEING YOU
OH THE BELOVED OF THOSE WHO REPENT
OH YOU, THROGH WHOM THE WORSHIPPERS GAIN HAPPINESS
OH THE COOLNESS OF THE EYES OF THOSE WHO RECOGNISE YOU
OH CLOSE FRIEND OF THOSE WHO WHO ARE ALONE
OH THE REFUGE OF THOSE SEEKING SHELTER
OH OUR ALLAH
EVERY TYPE OF HAPPINESS IS ABSENT WITHOUT YOU
AND EVERY PREOCCUPATION BESIDES YOU IS FALSE
OH OUR ALLAH
YOU ACCEPT THE REDEMPTION OF THOSE WHO REMAIN AWAKE WHEN THEY REMEMBER YOU JUST ONCE
AND PROSTRATE ONCE TO YOU
AS FOR US, WE HAVE ALWAYS REMAINED DECLARING YOU LORDSHIP
ACKNOWLEDGING YOUR ONENESS
WE HAVE NEVER PROSTRATED BUT BEFORE YOU
AND WE HAVE NEVER PRESENTED
AND WE HAVE NEVER PRESENTED OUR NEEDS BUT TO YOU
WE REMAIN AT YOUR DOOR
AND WE TURN OUR ATTENTION TO YOUR KINDNESS
AND WE CLING ON TO YOUR GENEROUSITY
AND WE ADMIT TO OUR SHORTCOMINGS
AND YOUR ARE THE MOST GENEROUS OF ALL THOSE WHO ARE BESEECHED
AND THE GREATEST OF ALL BEINGS WHO ARE HOPED FOR
OH OUR ALLAH
WE HAVE BEEN OCCUPIED WITH YOU
WE HAVE BEEN OCCUPIED WITH YOUR LOVE
WE HAVE BEEN OCCUPIED WITH YOUR REMEMBERANCE INSTEAD OF ASKING FOR OUR NEEDS
SO OH OUR ALLAH
OH YOU WHO KNOWS US BETTER THAN OURSLEVES
AND WHO KNOWS WHAT WE WANT MORE THAN WE DO
OH ALLAH GRANT US OUR NEEDS
AND MORE THAN WHAT WE ASK
THROUGH YOUR MERCY OH THE MOST MERCIFUL OF ALL THOSE WHO SHOW MERCY
OH OUR ALLAH
WE ASK YOU ON THIS BLESSED NIGHT
ON THIS PURE NIGHT
ON THIS NIGHT WHICH IS FULL OF HOPE
IN A PLACE BELOVED TO YOU
ON AN A NIGHT BELOVE TO YOU
WITH BROKEN HEARTS
AND WITH TEARFUL EYES
OH ALLAH WE HAVE STOOD BEFORE YOU
AS MEN AND WOMEN
ELDERLY AND YOUNGSTERS
OLD AND YOUNG
WE HAVE ALL UNITED ON ONE REQUEST
AND ON ONE HOPE
AND ON SINGLE DUA
OH THE MOST GRACIOUS ,THE MOST MERCIFUL
OH ALLAH FREE US FROM THE HELFIRE
OH ALLAH THE EVER LIVING THE SUSTAINER
OH ALLAH DISTANCE US FROM YOUR HELFIRE
JUST AS YOU HAVE DISTANCED THE EAST FROM THE WEST
OH ALLAH THE EVER LIVING THE SUSTAINER
PLACE A GREAT DISTANCE BETWEEN US AND YOUR HELFIRE
OH ALLAH WITHOLD US FROM FIRE
WE SEEK REFUGE IN YOU, OH ALLAH FROM SUCH A FIRE THAT HAS 70,000 REINS
WITH EACH REIN
WILL BE 70000 ANGELS DRAGGING IT
OH ALLAH WE CAN NOT TOLERATE THE FIRE
OH ALLAH WE DIDN’T DISOBEY YOU, THINKING YOUR GREATNESS TO BE INSIGNIFICANT
BUT RATHER OUR DESIRES ENTICE US, OH LORD
OH ALLAH SAVE US FROM FIRE
WE COMPLAIN TO YOU OF OUR WEAKNESS
WE COMPLAIN TO YOU OF OUR FEEBLENESS
WE COMPLAIN TO YOU OF OUR LOWLINESS
OH THE KING
OH THE GREATEST
OH THE MOST STRONG
OH THE COMPELLER
OH OUR LORD
OH ALLAH MAKE IT FORBIDDEN FOR THE FIRE TO TOUCH OUR SKINS
WE BESEECH YOU ON THIS NIGHT FULL OF HOPE
WHILST WE ARE YOUR SLAVES
WE HAVE STOOD BEFORE YOU
BESEECHING YOU
WE PLEAD TO YOU TO BAR US FROM THE FIRE
OH OUR LORD
OH YOU WHO HAS BEAUTIFIED YOUR PARADISE FOR YOUR RIGHTEOUS SLAVES
OH YOU WHO HAS OPENED THE PARADISE’S EIGHT DOOR IN THESE BLESSED DAYS
WE ASK FOR YOUR BOUNTY
OH OUR ALLAH
TREAT US GENEROUSLY TO YOUR MERCY
TREAT US GENEROUSLY TO YOUR PLEASURE
TREAT US GENEROUSLY TO YOUR PARADISE
OH ALLAH THE EVER LIVING THE SUSTAINER
MAKE THE LOFT JANNAT UL FIRDOUS OUR DWELING PALACE
OH ALLAH THE EVER LIVING THE SUSTAINER
WHATEVER YOU HAVE SENT DOWN THIS NIGHT , OF GOODNESS, PROVISIONS, KINDNESS AND OF ABUNDANCE IN SUSTENANCE
AND OF VASTNESS (IN SUSTENANCE)
GRNAT US A FULL SHARE OF IT
WHATEVER YOU HAVE SENT DOWN THIS NIGHT, OF TESTS, EVIL, GRIEF, SADNESS AND TRIALS
TURN IT AWAY FROM US AND FROM THE MUSLIMS
OH ALLAH THIS IS OUR SUPPLICATION
THIS IS OUR SUPPLICATION AND FROM YOU IS THE ACCEPTANCE
AND THIS IS OUR ENDEAVOUR
AND UPON YOU DO WE RELAY
AND THERE IS NO POWER FOR US NOR ANY MIGHT EXCEPT WITH YOU
OH ALLAH SEND PEACE AND SALUTATIONS UPON OUR BELOVED (MESSENGER) MUHAMMAD
AND UPON HIS FAMILY AND COMPANIONS.

2018-12-11T21:17:19+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Fajr Reminders|0 Comments

Seerah is the solution – #2

Identity : From King to Vicegerent : Accountability to Allahﷻ‎ . Kill Firauniyat – the supremacy of our desires over Allah’s orders. Establishment of Salah is the proof and defence against Firauniyat. Salah is the evidence and tool of Tawakkul – to take from Allah and not from people.

2018-12-05T15:07:21+00:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Fajr Reminders|0 Comments
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