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DAILY DUA

Dua when turning over during sleep

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ الْوَاحِدُ الْقَهَّارُ ، رَبُّ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا ، العَزِيزُ الْغَفَّارُ

Translation

Aisha narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to say at night if he turned during sleep:

None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, The One, The Subjugator. Lord of the heavens and the Earth and all between them, The Exalted in Might, The Oft-Forgiving.

Note: The Subjugator; Al-Qahhar means the One Who has subdued all of creation and Whom all of creation are subservient to. All movements occur by His will.

Transliteration

laa ilaaha ill-allaahul-waaḥidul-qahhaar, rabbus-samaawaati wal-arḍi wa maa baynahumal-‛azeezul-ghaffaar

Sources: Al-Hakim 1/540 and he declared it authentic, Ath-Thahabi agreed, An-Nasa'i in Amal Al-Yawm wa Al-Laylah and Ibn As-Sunni, see Sahih Al-Jami’ 4/213.

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“Islam talks about balance. No one can be perfect. Your relationship with God is something between just you and God. Islam can be interpreted in many different ways, and I am a very big fan of my mother’s interpretation. She is my role model. She tries to use examples from the Qur’aan in a modern sense. Instead of going back to the time of the Prophet [Muhammad (peace be upon him)], we must place the Qur’aan in a contemporary context.”

The wives of the Prophet (ﷺ)

Who were his (ﷺ) wives, and why did he (ﷺ) marry them?

The wives of the Prophet (ﷺ) are all considered Ummuhaat Al-Mumineen (Mothers of the Believers). They are:

  • Khadeejah Bint Khuwalid: He married her when he was 25 years old and she was 40 years old. She bore all his children except one son. He did not marry any other woman whilst being married to her.
  • Sawda Bint Zam’a: She was a widow and a mother of six children. Her friend called Khawlah Bint Hakeem approached the Prophet (peace be upon him) encouraging him to marry Sawda. He married her when he was 50 years old
  • ‘Aaisha Bint Abi Bakr as-Siddeeq: She was the only virgin he married, and was the daughter of his best friend. She grew up to be a great scholar, teacher and authority of knowledge in Islaam.
  • Hafsah Bint Umar: She was a widow whose husband was martyred in the battle of Uhud. After the death of her husband, her father Umar ibn al-Khattaab searched for an appropriate man to marry her. They were overjoyed when the Prophet (peace be upon him) accepted the proposal.
  • Zaynab al-Hilaaliyyah: She was a widow whose husband died in the battle of Badr. The Prophet (peace be upon him) married her when he 56 years old. He married her out of concern for her welfare and to take care of her after the death of her husband.
  • Umm Salamah: She was one of the earliest people to accept Islaam along with her husband. They both migrated to Abyssinia then Madeenah. In Madeenah her husband died, leaving her behind with children. The Prophet (peace be upon him) married her in her old age and he was even older.
  • Zaynab Bint Jahsh: She was the cousin of the Prophet (peace be upon him). She had two previous husbands, one who had died before Islaam and the other was the adopted son of the Prophet, a freed slave. It was the custom of the Arabs that an adopted son would be considered to be ones real blood son. However Islam abolished this concept and maintained the rights of the real blood parents of a child, even after adoption to somebody else.
  • Juwairiyyah Bint al-Haarith: She was a noble woman who was captured and enslaved in war. She came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) complaining of her situation and asking the Prophet to help her to free herself by paying her ransom. The Prophet (peace be upon him) paid her ransom and then married her.
  • Safiyyah Bint Huyayy: A woman of Jewish descent, she was a taken as a war captive. The Prophet (peace be upon him) freed her and called her to Islaam. Upon accepting Islaam, the Prophet (peace be upon him) married her.
  • Umm Habeeba Ramlah: She migrated to Abyssinia along with her husband who had accepted Islaam. However her husband then went back to disbelief and died whilst drinking alcohol. He left her behind alone, with a young child, in a foreign country. The Prophet (peace be upon him) heard of her plight and requested from the Abyssinian king to send her to Madeenah in order for her to be married to the Prophet.
  • Maariah al-Qubtiyah: She was a Coptic Christian who was sent as a gift from the King of Egypt at that time. Upon her accepting Islaam, the Prophet (peace be upon him) married her and freed her from being a captive
  • Zaynab Bint Khuzaymah: She was known as Umm al-Masaakeen (the Mother of the Poor) due to her care and concern for the poor and needy. She was a widow, who had been married to two men. They either died or divorced her before the Prophet (peace be upon her) chose to marry her.
  • Maymoonah Bint al-Haarith: She was the last wife of the Prophet (peace be upon him). She had been widowed previous to her marriage to the Prophet.

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The pleasure of the Lord is in the pleasure of the parents, and the displeasure of the Lord is in the displeasure of the parents.”

Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1899

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “If anyone fulfills his brother’s needs, Allah will fulfill his needs; if one relieves a Muslim of his troubles, Allah will relieve his troubles on the Day of Resurrection".
—  [Sahih Bukhari and Muslim]

عن أبي مالك لأشعري، عن الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: "‏ الطُّهُورُ شَطْرُ الإِيمَانِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ تَمْلأُ الْمِيزَانَ ‏.‏ وَسُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ تَمْلآنِ - أَوْ تَمْلأُ - مَا بَيْنَ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَالصَّلاَةُ نُورٌ وَالصَّدَقَةُ بُرْهَانٌ وَالصَّبْرُ ضِيَاءٌ وَالْقُرْآنُ حُجَّةٌ لَكَ أَوْ عَلَيْكَ كُلُّ النَّاسِ يَغْدُو فَبَائِعٌ نَفْسَهُ فَمُعْتِقُهَا أَوْ مُوبِقُهَا ‏"‏ ‏.‏ صحيح مسلم حديث ٢٢٣

Abu Malik al-Asharee (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Purity is half of iman (faith). ‘Al-hamdu lillah (praise be to Allah)’ fills the scales, and ‘subhan-Allah (how far is Allah from every imperfection) and ‘Al-hamdulillah (praise be to Allah)’ fill that which is between heaven and earth. And the salah (prayer) is a light, and charity is a proof, and patience is illumination, and the Qur’an is a proof either for you or against you. Every person starts his day as a vendor of his soul, either freeing it or causing its ruin.” Sahih Muslim 223
In-book reference : Book 2, Hadith 1
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 2, Hadith 432

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The servant is nearest to his Lord during prostration, so increase your supplications therein.
—  Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him: Sahih Muslim 482
DAILY DUA

Dua when asking for Paradise

اللهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْفِرْدَوْسَ.

Translation

O Allah grant me Al-Firdaws!

Note: The prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “If you were to ask Allah (i.e. for Paradise), then ask Him for Al-Firdaws, for it lays in the middle of Paradise, and it is the highest place in Paradise, and from thence flows the rivers of Paradise.”

Transliteration

al-laa-hum-ma in-nee as’alukal fir-daws

Sources: Bukhari No# 2790;

Among the causes of having worries disappear and sins forgiven is sending salah (supplications for peace) upon the Prophet ﷺ, and the effect of sending salah upon him on Friday is greatest. The Prophet ﷺ said to the one who would send salah upon him, “You will be freed of your worries and your sins will be forgiven.”

من أسباب زوال الهموم وغفران الذنوب الصلاة على النبي ﷺ، ويوم الجمعة يكون أثر الصلاة أعظم، قال النبي ﷺ للمصلي عليه (تُكفى همك ويُغفر لك ذنبك)

- Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Tarifi

The Prophet said: “Every du’a’ is kept back until you send blessings upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)
—  classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 4399.
Look.
Sometimes, you are too bright for people. Too human. Too alive. Full. A saturated sun. Too much for them. Just too much. Other times, you are too quiet. Too heavy. Too reserved. Unknown. A dark corner. Mindless. A whisper. Either way, your soul is for elsewhere.
You don’t belong here.
Remember?
You are a stranger in this world among other strangers
—   Lina A, what the Prophet (peace be upon him) said
Fast a day for Aleppo

Encourage your family and friends to group together and fast a day for the people of Aleppo. As we all know, fasting is a great way to invoke the mercy of Allah SWT and the du’aa of a fasting person does not go ignored. 

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him) it is related that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said,

There are three people whose ‘Du’a’ is not rejected; the fasting person until he breaks the fast, the just ruler, and the oppressed person, whose Duaa Allah lifts above the clouds and opens unto it the doors of Jannah, and Allah says: “I swear by My Honour, verily I shall assist you, even though it may be after some time.” [Ahmad and Tirmidhi]

In another hadith also on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him) it is related that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said,

Whatever is prayed for at the time of breaking the fast is granted and never refused.” [Tirmidhi]

So pick a day to fast and invite your family and friends to join you in this blessed act In Shaa Allah.

Tell me what I can do to enter Paradise and avoid Hellfire.?

A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said : Tell me what I can do to enter Paradise and avoid Hellfire.?

” The Prophet said:

“Worship Allah and do not associate anything with him, establish prayer, give in charity, and keep good relations with your family.

” When the man turned away, the Prophet said, “If he adheres to what he has been commanded, he will enter Paradise.”

Source: Sahih Bukhari 1332, Sahih Muslim 13

♡ The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: 
“Whoever does not argue when he is in the wrong will have a home built for him on the edge of Paradise. Whoever avoids it when he in the right will have a home built for him in the middle of Paradise. And whoever improves his own character, a home will be built for him in the highest part of Paradise.” 
[Tirmidhi]

♡ The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: 
“If somebody reproaches you and makes you feel ashamed of any of your defects, do not make him feel ashamed of any of his defects.” 
[Abu Daud]

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Indeed among the believers with the most complete faith is the one who is the best in conduct, and the most kind to his family.“
—  (Jami’ at-Tirmidhi, The Book on Faith)
Abu Hurairah RA narrated that: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “A man will be raised in status in Paradise and will say: ‘Where did this come from?’ And it will be said:'From your son’s praying for forgiveness for you.
—  Sunan Ibn Majah - Vol. 5, Book 33, Hadith 3660