It is the end of semester and students are in the mood of examinations.
It is a good time to make muhasabah to make sure you are really close to Allah, because only Allah can reward you with good grades based on your efforts. A dua or prayer is part of that efforts, and don’t forget put your tawakkal for Allah after all these efforts.
While the du’a is not exclusive for examinations, it is a sahih hadith reminding us that Allah reward us easiness with hardship (in efforts).
Reported by Anas bin Malik r.a:
(( اللهم لا سهل إلا ما جعلت سهلا , وأنت تجعل الحزن إذا شئت سهلا )) .
“Oh Allah, there is no ease except in that which You have made easy, and You make the difficulty, if You wish, easy.”
Allahumma la sahla illa ma j’altahu sahla, wa Anta taj’al ulhazn idha Shi’ta sahla.
This is said for one whose affairs have become difficult.
al-Albani (As-silsilah Sahihah no 2886) Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani (al-Futuhaat ar-Rabbaniyyah 4/25) Ibn Hibban in ‘Mawrid’ number 2427 and Ibn As-Sunni number 351 (these dua’s are declared as Sahih, by Abdul Qadir Al-Arna’ut, And Allah knows best.
“Oh Allah! Safeguard me for the Month of Ramadhan (by making me see the Month of Ramadhan healthy and fit so that I can take maximum benefit from it), and safeguard the Month of Ramadhan for me (by making tha conditions in it such that I can take maximum benefit from it) and accept it from me.”
This is inspired by the vows and performance of the children of Toyor Al-Janah (Birds of Paradise) طيور الجنة
I swear by the name of Allah the Almighty,
That I will sacrifice my wealth, my life, and all that I have,
Top liberate the blessed Masjidil Aqsa,
And to help the beloved al-Quds,
And Allah is the witness to my saying.
If possible, please anybody write the vows at the beginning of the clip in arabic and its translation, thank you.
In the Saheeh Muslim, from Mashruq rahimahullah, he said: “We asked Abdullah about this verse (QS. Ali Imran: 169)”
He answered, “It so happens that we asked (the Prophet Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) about this matter, thus he answered:
“Verily, the arwah of the Shuhada’s are in the insides of green birds having lanterns suspended from the Throne, roaming freely in Paradise where they please, then taking shelter in those lanterns. So their Lord cast a glance at them and said: ‘Do you wish for anything?’ They said: ‘What shall we wish for when we roam freely in Paradise where we please?’ And thus did He do to them three times. When they say that they would not be spared from being asked [again], they said: ‘O Lord, we would like for You to put back our souls into our bodies so that we might fight for Your sake once again.’ And when He saw that they were not in need of anything they were let be.” (HR. Muslim)