al baqara

ٱلَّذِينَ إِذَآ أَصَٰبَتْهُم مُّصِيبَةٌ قَالُوٓا۟ إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّآ إِلَيْهِ رَٰجِعُ

Allatheena itha asabathum museebatun qaloo inna lillahi wainna ilayhi rajiAAoona

Who, when disaster strikes them, say, “Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will

—  the Holy Quran, Al-Baqara (2:156)


 مَّثَلُ الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ كَمَثَلِ حَبَّةٍ أَنبَتَتْ سَبْعَ سَنَابِلَ فِي كُلِّ سُنبُلَةٍ مِّئَةُ حَبَّةٍ وَاللّهُ يُضَاعِفُ لِمَن يَشَاءُ وَاللّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ 

The parable of those who spend their possessions for the sake of God is that of a grain out of which grow seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains: for God grants manifold increase unto whom He wills; and God is infinite, all-knowing (2:261)

أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ أَنْ أَكُونَ مِنَ الْجَاهِلِينَ 

“I seek refuge in Allah from being among the ignorant.”

Surah 2. Al-Baqara, Ayah 67

Allah knows that you are hurt, He sees and He never does any injustice, that’s why, for every calamity that befalls you, He gives you something good in return!

Put your trust in Allah! And know that even though today the world is not on your side, you are not alone. Allah (subhaana wa ta’aala) is watching over you and He WILL give you your due right! He will replace the sad days with the happy ones. Trust Him, This too shall pass!

He is your creator and He has the knowledge of the unseen. He can see what you can’t and He knows what’s best for you.

Remember, He tells us in the Quran of this…

“But it may happen that you hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows, you know not.”

{Surah Al Baqara 2: Verse 216}

Sahih Muslim, The Book of Prayer - Travellers Book 6, Hadith 242

Narrated ‘Hudhaifa reported:
I prayed with the Apostle of Allah () one night and he started reciting al-Baqara. I thought that he would bow at the end of one hundred verses, but he proceeded on; I then thought that he would perhaps recite the whole (surah) in a rak'ah, but he proceeded and I thought he would perhaps bow on completing (this surah). He then started al-Nisa’, and recited it; he then started Al-i-'Imran and recited leisurely. And when he recited the verses which referred to the Glory of Allah, he glorified (by saying Subhan Allah-Glory to my Lord the Great), and when he recited the verses which tell (how the Lord) is to be begged, he (the Holy Prophet) would then beg (from Him), and when he recited the verses dealing with protection from the Lord, he sought (His) protection and would then bow and say: Glory be to my Mighty Lord; his bowing lasted about the same length of time as his standing (and then on returning to the standing posture after ruku’) he would say: Allah listened to him who praised Him, and he would then stand about the same length of time as he had spent in bowing. He would then prostrate himself and say: Glory be to my Lord most High, and his prostration lasted nearly the same length of time as his standing. In the hadith transmitted by Jarir the words are:“ He (the Holy Prophet) would say:” Allah listened to him who praised Him, our Lord, to Thee i the praise.“


Sahih Muslim, The Book of Prayer - Travellers, Hadith 242/378

Al Baqara 2:168

Bismillah Al Rahman Al Rahim

O mankind, eat from whatever is on earth [that is] lawful and good and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.

Tafseer / Commentary
The following was revealed when some said that it was unlawful to take a camel that has been let loose (sawa’ib) : O people, eat of what is in the earth, lawful (halalan is a circumstantial qualifier) and wholesome (tayyiban is an adjective for emphasis) , that is to say, what is delicious; and follow not the steps, the ways, of Satan, meaning, what he embellishes [of temptations]; he is a manifest foe to you, whose enmity is clear;

Holy Qur'an: Al-Baqara (2:216)

ﻭَﻋَﺴَﻰٰ ﺃَﻥْ ﺗَﻜْﺮَﻫُﻮا ﺷَﻴْﺌًﺎ ﻭَﻫُﻮَ ﺧَﻴْﺮٌ ﻟَﻜُﻢْ ﻭَﻋَﺴَﻰٰ ﺃَﻥْ ﺗُﺤِﺒُّﻮا ﺷَﻴْﺌًﺎ ﻭَﻫُﻮَ ﺷَﺮٌّ ﻟَﻜُﻢْ ﻭَاﻟﻠَّﻪُ ﻳَﻌْﻠَﻢُ ﻭَﺃَﻧْﺘُﻢْ ﻻَ ﺗَﻌْﻠَﻤُﻮﻥَ

But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.

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A'uzu bil Allah min al shaitan al rajeem
I seek refuge from the accursed Satan

Al-Baqara: Verse 255

Allahu la ilaha illahuwa alhayyu alqayyoomu la ta/khuthuhusinatun wala nawmun lahu ma fee assamawatiwama fee al-ardi man tha allatheeyashfaAAu AAindahu illa bi-ithnihi yaAAlamu mabayna aydeehim wama khalfahum wala yuheetoonabishay-in min AAilmihi illa bima shaawasiAAa kursiyyuhu assamawati wal-ardawala yaooduhu hifthuhumawahuwa alAAaliyyu alAAatheem

Allah - there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.

112 The Sincerity / Al-Ikhlas

113 The day break/ Al-Falaq

114 The mankind/ An-Nas

Amsayna wa-amsal-mulku lillah walhamdu lillah la ilaha illal-lah, wahdahu la shareeka lah, lahul-mulku walahul-hamd, wahuwa AAala kulli shayin qadeer, rabbi as-aluka khayra ma fee hathihil-laylah, wakhayra ma baAAdaha, wa-aAAoothu bika min sharri hathihil-laylah, washarri ma baAAdaha, rabbi aAAoothu bika minal-kasal, wasoo-il kibar, rabbi aAAoothu bika min AAathabin fin-nar, waAAathabin fil-qabr

We have reached the evening and at this very time unto Allah belongs all sovereignty, and all praise is for Allah. None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without partner, to Him belongs all sovereignty and praise and He is over all things omnipotent. My Lord, I ask You for the good of this night and the good of what follows it and I take refuge in You from the evil of this night and the evil of what follows it. My Lord, I take refuge in You from laziness and senility. My Lord, I take refuge in You from torment in the Fire and punishment in the grave

Allahumma bika amsayna, wabika asbahna, wabika nahya wabika namootu wa-ilaykal-maseer..

O Allah, by Your leave we have reached the evening and by Your leave we have reached the morning, by Your leave we live and die and unto You is our return

Allahumma anta rabbee la ilaha illa ant, khalaqtanee wa-ana AAabduk, wa-ana AAala AAahdika wawaAAdika mas-tataAAt, aAAoothu bika min sharri ma sanaAAt, aboo-o laka biniAAmatika AAalay, wa-aboo-o bithanbee, faghfir lee fa-innahu la yaghfiruth-thunooba illa ant.

O Allah, You are my Lord, none has the right to be worshipped except You, You created me and I am Your servant and I abide to Your covenant and promise as best I can, I take refuge in You from the evil of which I have committed. I acknowledge Your favour upon me and I acknowledge my sin, so forgive me, for verily none can forgive sin except You.

Allahumma innee amsaytu oshhiduk, wa-oshhidu hamalata AAarshik, wamala-ikatak, wajameeAAa khalqik, annaka antal-lahu la ilaha illa ant, wahdaka la shareeka lak, wa-anna Muhammadan AAabduka warasooluk

O Allah, verily I have reached the evening and call on You, the bearers of Your throne, Your angles, and all of Your creation to witness that You are Allah, none has the right to be worshipped except You, alone, without partner and that Muhammad is Your Servant and Messenger.

Allahumma ma asbaa bee min niAAmatin, aw bi-ahadin min khalqik, faminka wahdaka la shareeka lak, falakal-hamdu walakash-shukr.

O Allah, what blessing I or any of Your creation have risen upon, is from You alone, without partner, so for You is all praise and unto You all thanks.

Allahumma AAafinee fee badanee, allahumma AAafinee fee samAAee, allahumma AAafinee fee basaree, la ilaha illa ant. Allahumma innee aAAoothu bika minal-kufr, walfaqr, wa-aAAoothu bika min AAathabil-qabr, la ilaha illa ant

O Allah, grant my body health, O Allah, grant my hearing health, O Allah, grant my sight health. None has the right to be worshipped except You.’
O Allah, I take refuge with You from disbelief and poverty, and I take refuge with You from the punishment of the grave. None has the right to be worshipped except You.

Hasbiyal-lahu la ilaha illa huwa, AAalayhi tawakkalt, wahuwa rabbul-AAarshil-AAatheem

Allah is Sufficient for me, none has the right to be worshipped except Him, upon Him I rely and He is Lord of the exalted throne.

Allahumma innee as-alukal-AAafwa walAAafiyah, fid-dunya wal-akhirah, allahumma innee as-alukal-AAafwa walAAafiyah fee deenee, wadunyaya wa-ahlee, wamalee, allahummas-tur AAawratee, wa-amin rawAAatee, allahummah-fathnee min bayni yaday, wamin khalfee, waAAan yameenee, waAAan shimalee, wamin fawqee, wa-aAAoothu biAAathamatika an oghtala min tahtee.

O Allah, I ask You for pardon and well-being in this life and the next. O Allah, I ask You for pardon and well-being in my religious and worldly affairs, and my family and my wealth. O Allah, veil my weaknesses and set at ease my dismay. O Allah, preserve me from the front and from behind and on my right and on my left and from above, and I take refuge with You lest I be swallowed up by the earth

Allahumma AAalimal-ghaybi washshahadah, fatiras-samawati wal-ard, rabba kulli shayin wamaleekah, ashhadu an la ilaha illa ant, aAAoothu bika min sharri nafsee wamin sharrish-shaytani washirkih, waan aqtarifa AAala nafsee soo-an aw ajurrahu ila muslim.

O Allah, Knower of the unseen and the seen, Creator of the heavens and the Earth, Lord and Sovereign of all things, I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except You. I take refuge in You from the evil of my soul and from the evil and shirk of the devil, and from committing wrong against my soul or bringing such upon another Muslim.

Bismil-lahil-lathee la yadurru maAAas-mihi shay-on fil-ardi wala fis-sama-i wahuwas-sameeAAul-AAaleem.

In the name of Allah with whose name nothing is harmed on earth nor in the heavens and He is The All-Seeing, The All-Knowing.

Radeetu billahi rabban wabil-islami deenan wabiMuhammadin sal Allah wa alahe wa nabiyya. sal allah wa aalihi wa sallim

I am pleased with Allah as a Lord, and Islam as a religion and Muhammad peace be upon to him as a Prophet. peace and blessings be upon him

Ya hayyu ya qayyoom, birahmatika astagheeth, aslih lee sha/nee kullah, wala takilnee ila nafsee tarfata AAayn.

O Ever Living, O Self-Subsisting and Supporter of all, by Your mercy I seek assistance, rectify for me all of my affairs and do not leave me to myself, even for the blink of an eye.

Amsayna wa-amsal-mulku lillahi rabbil-AAalameen, allahumma innee as-aluka khayra hathihil-laylah, fat-haha, wanasraha, wanooraha, wabarakataha, wahudaha, wa-aAAoothu bika min sharri ma feeha washarri ma baAAdaha.

‘We have reached the evening and at this very time all sovereignty belongs to Allah, Lord of the worlds. O Allah, I ask You for the good of tonight, its triumphs and its victories, its light and its blessings and its guidance, and I take refuge in You from the evil of tonight and the evil that follows it.’

Amsayna AAala fitratil-islam, waAAala kalimatil-ikhlas, waAAala deeni nabiyyina Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم  waAAala millati abeena Ibraheem, haneefan musliman wama kana minal-mushrikeen.

‘We rise upon the fitrah of Islam, and the word of pure faith, and upon the religion of our Prophet Muhammad and the religion of our forefather Ibraheem, who was a Muslim and of true faith and was not of those who associate others with Allah.’

La ilaha illal-lahu wahdahu la shareeka lah, lahul-mulk, walahul-hamd, wahuwa AAala kulli shayin qadeer.

‘None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without partner, to Him belongs all sovereignty and praise and He is over all things omnipotent.’

Subhanal-lahi wabihamdih, AAadada khalqihi warida nafsih, wazinata AAarshih, wamidada kalimatih.

‘How perfect Allah is and I praise Him by the number of His creation and His pleasure, and by the weight of His throne, and the ink of His words.’

Allahumma inni as'aluka ‘Ilman naafi'an, wa rizqan tayyiban, wa 'amalan mutaqabbalan


O Allah! I ask You for knowledge that is of benefit, a good provision and deeds that will be accepted.

aAAoothu bikalimatil-lahit-tammati min sharri ma khalaq.

I take refuge in Allah’s perfect words from the evil He has created.

Allahumma salli wa sallim ala nabina Muhammad

O Allah send Your Peace and Blessings upon Muhammad

The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم  said: 'I seek the forgiveness of Allah and repent to Him one hundred times each day.
Astaghfiru l-lâha wa atûbu ilayh
I seek Your forgiveness, Allah, and repent unto You.


(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGtdZmxsM5Q)

Allah SWT says:

يٰۤاَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اعْبُدُوْا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِيْ خَلَقَكُمْ وَالَّذِيْنَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُوْنَ
“لوگو! بندگی اختیار کرو اپنے اُس رب کی جو تمہارا اور تم سے پہلے جو لوگ ہو گزرے ہیں اُن سب کا خالق ہے، تمہارے بچنے کی توقع اِسی صورت ہوسکتی ہے”
(QS. Al-Baqara: Verse 21)

Al Baqara 2:158

Bismillah Al Rahman Al Rahim

Indeed, those who conceal what We sent down of clear proofs and guidance after We made it clear for the people in the Scripture - those are cursed by Allah and cursed by those who curse,

Tafseer / Commentary
The following was revealed concerning the Jews: Those who conceal, from people, the clear proofs and the guidance that We have revealed, such as the ‘stoning’ verse and the description of Muhammad (s) , after We have shown them clearly in the Scripture, the Torah — they shall be cursed by God, that is, He will move them far away from His mercy, and by the cursers, the angels, believers, or by every single thing, when they supplicate that they be cursed.

But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.  Surat Al-Baqara v. 216

Al Baqara 2:163

Bismillah Al Rahman Al Rahim

And your god is one God. There is no deity [worthy of worship] except Him, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

Tafseer / Commentary
When they asked him [Muhammad (s) ] to describe his Lord, the following was revealed: Your God, the One deserving of your worship, is One God, without any equal in either essence or attribute; there is no god except Him, He is the Compassionate, the Merciful.

Al Baqara 2:174

Bismillah Al Rahman Al Rahim

Indeed, they who conceal what Allah has sent down of the Book and exchange it for a small price - those consume not into their bellies except the Fire. And Allah will not speak to them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He purify them. And they will have a painful punishment.

Tafseer / Commentary
Those who conceal what God has revealed of the Scripture, comprising all the descriptions of Muhammad (s) , meaning the Jews, and sell it for a little price, in this world, taking this [little price] in its place from the debased ones among them, for fear of losing out if they were to manifest it [sc. the truth of Muhammad (s) ] — they shall consume nothing in their bellies but the Fire, because that is their journey’s end; God shall not speak to them on the Day of Resurrection, out of anger with them, neither purify them, from the filth of sin; and theirs is a painful chastisement, that is, the Fire.

Important

Watering down Deen in order to please Kuffar:

Surah Al-Baqara, Verse 120:

وَلَن تَرْضَىٰ عَنكَ الْيَهُودُ وَلَا النَّصَارَىٰ حَتَّىٰ تَتَّبِعَ مِلَّتَهُمْ

“Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you till you follow their religion…”