Sunday, November 14, 2010

Supplication in the Prayer and after the Tashahud

I have been practicing this du'a for umpteen years and have never known the hikmah of this du'a until I learnt arabic. May Allah swt forgive me and bestow upon me the benefits and hikmah ...amin.
The Messenger of Allah saw said~
"When one of you is finished saying the last tashahhud [the final one in his prayer], let him seek refuge in Allah from four: From the torture of the Hell-fire, from the torture in the grave, from the trying misfortunes of life and death, and of the evil of the impostorous messiah antichrist]".
~Bukhari and Muslim

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ اَعُوْذُبِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ جَهَنَّمَ وَاَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ وَاَعُوْذَبِكَ مِنْ فَتْنَةِ الْمَحْيَا وَالْمَمَاتِ وَمِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْمَسِيْحِ الدَّجَّالِ

"O Allah, I take refuge from the torment of hell, and I seek refuge in You from the torment of the grave and take refuge from the trials of life and death and from the tribulation of the Antichrist."

When Lodging elsewhere ...

I have just found this du'a while lodging in a hotel in Johor, Malaysia and Alhamdulillah, I am truly relieved. I have always had this fear of staying in foreign lodgings or motels ...mainly because I have had some peculiar and chilling experiences. Best I memorize this ...du'a.


The Messenger of Allah said: Whoever takes a lodging place for himself then let him say:

اَعُوْذُ بِكَلِمِات اللَّهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ.

..nothing would harm him until he would depart from that place.

meaning ~I seek refuge in the complete and perfect words of Allah from the evil of what He has created.

Monday, November 1, 2010

this one's for the wilful child

Many a time .... I had to resort to this du'a. You might think you give your kids the best and discipline them well, ....but somewhere along the line .... they still make me flabbergasted with their antics and wilful ways. When all reasonings, punishments and reprimands I seek help from Allah Azza wa Jalla!
Read this to the child... always...

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اصْبِرُوا وَصَابِرُوا وَرَابِطُوا وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ

O ye who believe! persevere in patience and constancy: vie in such perseverance; strengthen each other; and fear Allah; that ye may prosper.

Read this and blow towards the upper forehead.
Another one I used to do for my daughter, Balqis. She had difficulty reading the Al-Quran so, following my mum's advise I read surah Ar-Ra'd to some water n gave her to drink. I did this many times. Alhdmulillah, she now reads the Al-Quran even better than me and even memorizes 6 long surahs. Yassin, Al-Waqi'ah, Ar-Rahman, and others.