When will your heedlessness end?

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All praise is due to Allaah, Lord of all the worlds. May His peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his household and companions.

Fellow Muslims! Fear Allaah as he should be feared, for the best provision is piety:

“And fear a day when you will be returned to Allaah. Then every soul will be compensated for what it earned and they will not be wronged (i.e. treated unjustly).” (Al-Baqarah: 291).

Brothers in faith! Mans happiness and success lies in his repentance to his Lord and his steadfastness upon the law of Allaah and His religion for the entire duration of his life. It does not lie in being distracted from working towards his eternal future by the urge to acquire the beauties of this world. This is the way of the righteous and pious people whom Allaah describes as that which translates as:

“Men whom neither commerce nor sale distracts them from the remembrance of Allaah and performance of prayer and giving of zakaah. They fear a Day in which the hearts and eyes will (fearfully) turn about.” (An-Noor: 37).

Righteous people, despite their business and worldly engagements, do not allow that to stand between them and remembrance of Allaah’s greatness; a remembrance that makes them constantly fear Him and worship Him as He should be worshipped.

This is how the true believer should be. They should spend their days in performing righteous deeds and seek the abode of the Hereafter with whatever Allaah gives them. This is because they know that this life is only a means to achieve the everlasting life and perpetual prosperity. They know this world is not an end in itself but only a finite place in which both the pious and sinful have their daily bread. They know that, however long one may live, they will eventually grow old and die. They also understand this world’s insignificance and know that it is worthless in the sight of Allaah and that it is only a bridge which people cross over to reach Paradise or Hell. Allaah says that which translates as:

“Know that the life of this world is but amusement and diversion and adornment and boasting to one another and competition in increase of wealth and children – like the example of a rain whose (resulting) plant growth pleases the tillers; then it dries and you see it turned yellow; then it becomes (scattered) debris. And in the Hereafter is severe punishment and forgiveness from Allaah and approval. And what is the worldly life except the enjoyment of delusion?” (Al-Hadeed:  20).

The Messenger  of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said:

“The life of this world is sweet and green (i.e. as tempting as fruits) and Allaah makes you  succeed one another in it, so that He may observe what type of deeds you will do therein. Beware of this life and beware of (the temptation of) women.” (Muslim). He also said:“If this world was worth a mosquito’s wing in the sight of Allaah, He would not have given a disbeliever a single gulp of water.” (Al-Tirmidhi).

There are in these Qur’aanic verses and Ahadeeth the clearest picture of the worthlessness of this world and an exhortation to mankind to fulfil their objectives here. They are meant to worship Allaah, reform their souls, be pious, abstain from lusts and base desires and not become deceived with the beauties of this life. It is however, pathetic that many are in the state of forgetfulness and delusion so much so that the aspiration of acquiring the beauties of this world has overpowered them and sins and evil deeds have covered their hearts. They live as if there is no other life except that of this world. When the love of this life conquers one’s heart, it makes one forget the remembrance of their Lord and if that happens then they become deserving of the wrath of Allaah.

The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, while explaining the evil of the love of this world and its danger to one’s religion said:

 “Two hungry wolves sent into the midst of a flock of sheep are less destructive to the sheep than man’s covetousness for money and fame are to his religion”.

It is said that, “Love of this world is the mother of all sins”. When Imaam Hasan  Al-Basri observed the greediness of the people of his time for the wealth of this world, he exclaimed: “Do these people believe in the Day of Reckoning? No, I swear by the Master of the Day of Judgment!”

A sign of the domination of love of this world over the hearts is when one does not have concern for anything other than the search for prestige and fame, even if that is to be at the expense of one’s religion. Some have concerns only for amassing wealth even if they have to get it from dubious or forbidden means.

The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam warned against this when he said:

“I swear by Him in whose Hand is Muhammad’s soul! A man may swallow a morsel of food from a haraam source the consequence of which will be that no good deed will be accepted from him for forty days”.

He sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam also said:

“The fire of hell is entitled to any piece of flesh that has been nurtured by ill-gotten food”.

Brothers in faith! There are many Muslims amongst those who have been overwhelmed by the love of this life, who so yielded to their whims, desires and evil inclinations that they drank alcohol, took drugs, committed adultery, fornication and other evil acts. They are encouraged to perpetrate these evil acts by the modern mass media. This makes these malevolent things fair-seeming to them. It allures them with temptation and incites them to revolt against good moral values until many Muslims, especially the youth, begin to imitate their enemies in all aspects of their life. The following refers to them:

“Then, there came after them successors (i.e. later generations) who neglected prayer and pursued desires; So they face ghayy (a valley in hell).”(Maryam: 59) 

So, it is their excessive passion for this life that will be the cause of them being thrown into hell.

Fellow Muslims! It is the unrestrained love for this life and preferring it to the Hereafter that weakened the Muslim Ummah in contemporary times and made disgrace, dissension and hypocrisy her lot. It is this predicament that gave her enemies the power to dictate many of her affairs, seize her wealth, conquer her lands and severely persecute the Muslims. A vivid example of this is what happens presently in Palestine where Jewish usurpers carry out criminal acts of aggression against our brothers and desecrate lives, properties and mosques. This is an actualisation of what the Messenger sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam prophesied when he said:

“When you trade by ‘Eenah[1]’ (a form of ribaa), get yourselves occupied with cattle and become pleased with cultivation  – and abandon Jihaad; Allaah will impose an ignominy on you which he will  not remove until you go back to your religion”.

Imaam Ahmad and Abu Daawood also reported that the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said:

‘Beware the nations all over the world shall join forces against you as diners gather around their bowl of food’. The companions asked: ‘O Messenger of Allaah! Is that because we will be few in number then?’ He sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said: ‘No, rather you will rather be many, but you will only be as (voluminous and as worthless as) the scum after a flood. The fear of you shall be removed from the hearts of your enemies and weakness will be put into your hearts’. The companions asked: What is the weakness? he answered: “To love this life and detest death”.

Therefore, let all of us desist from heedlessness and preferring this life to the Hereafter. Allaah has condemned the heedless and praised the pious when He said that which translates as: 

“So as for he who transgressed. And preferred the life of this world, Then indeed, Hellfire will be (his) refuge. But as for he who feared the position of his Lord and prevented the soul from (unlawful) inclination, Then indeed, Paradise will be (his) abode”. (An-Naaziaat: 37-41).

Brothers in Islaam! Fear Allaah

“And let not the worldly life delude you and be not deceived about Allaah by the chief deceiver (Satan). Indeed Satan is an enemy to you; so take him as an enemy. He only invites his party to be among the companions of the Blaze.” (Faatir: 5-6).

Brothers in faith! Fear Allaah as he should be feared and die not except as Muslims. Do not be among those who have been overpowered by negligence and overwhelmed by Satan thereby making them forget the remembrance of Allaah and the abode of the Hereafter. They are so deceived by false hopes that they do not think of anything other than the pleasure of this world regardless of the source from which that pleasure may come.

“They know what is apparent of the worldly life, but they, of the Hereafter, are unaware”. (Ar-Room: 7).

 Why can you not reflect, O slaves of Allaah, and learn lessons from the misfortunes and calamities that Allaah has inflicted on people throughout history? Can you not ponder over the fate of the dead who are escorted to their burial places daily? These people who are our fathers, our mothers, our children, kings, paupers, believers, disbelievers, righteous and sinful? These people are all buried in graves and will all be resurrected on the Day of Judgment,

“The Day they will emerge from the graves rapidly as if they were, toward an erected idol, hastening. Their eyes humbled, humiliation will cover them. That is the Day which they had been promised!” (Al-Ma`aarij: 43-44).

 Fellow Muslims! Fear Allaah and be dutiful to Him and remember that you will one day leave this world for your everlasting abode which will be either Paradise or Hell. Get yourselves prepared for that day:

“So he who is drawn away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise has attained (his desire). And what is the life of this world except the enjoyment of delusion?” (Aal-‘Imraan: 185). 


[1] An Example of ‘Eenah is where a person requires, for example, $100. In order to get this from a lender, he does not take the conventional interest route of simply borrowing $100 at a set interest rate. Rather, he will arbitrarily purchase an item from the lender for, say, $150 and not pay its price but  IMMEDIATELY re-sell the item, back to the lender for, say, $100 and take that $100 in cash. Therefore he has the $100 that he originally sought and will pay back the outstanding $150 at a later date. This of course is exactly the same as ribaa but in addition, it involves attempting to circumvent the prohibition of ribaa and therefore it is actually worse.        

Beard in Islam

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Definition

The beard (Arabic: liyah) is defined as the hair which grows on the cheeks and the jaws. It includes the hair of the temples, the growth underneath the lower lip, the hair of the chin, and the hair that grows on the lower side of the jaws.

The Islamic Ruling Concerning Beards

Growing the beard is a wajib (mandatory) for all males who are capable of doing so. This has ample evidence in the Sunnah (as will be shown below) and is the unanimous opinion of the ulamaa of Islam. One should not be misled by the neglect to this sunnah by a few contemporary shaykhs, and by their providing shaky fatwas to support their action. By doing that they make people follow them into the wrong way, when the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:

  He who starts a good sunnah (way) will be rewarded for it, in addition to receiving rewards equal to the rewards of those who follow him into it. Whereas he who starts a bad sunnah will be burdened with it, in addition to receiving burdens equal to the burdens of those who follow him into it. [Muslim]

And he said:

  Allah does not pull the knowledge abruptly from the hearts of people, but he takes away the knowledge by taking [the lives of] the `ulamaa (true scholars). When no `ulamaa are left, people will take ignorant persons for leaders. Those will give them fatwa (religious verdicts) without knowledge. By doing this, they will stray and lead others astray as well. [Al-Bukhari]

A List of Violations

Shaving the beard results in a series of Islamic violations, as is obvious from Allah’s Book and His Messenger’s Sunnah. The following is a list (not necessarily comprehensive) of such violations:

  1. A Disobedience to Allah (سبحانهوتعالى)

Shaving the beard is a disobedience to Allah (سبحانه و تعالى). The ruler of Yemen, appointed by the Persian emperor Kisraa, sent two envoys to the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) to summon him. When they came into his presence, he noticed that they had shaved their beards and grew their moustaches. He hated to look at them (because of their odd appearance) and he said: Woe be to you, who told you to do so? They replied: “Our lord! (referring to Kisraa.)” The Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) then said:

  But my Lord, may He be exalted and glorified, has commanded me to leave alone my beard and to trim my moustache. [Recorded by Ibn Jar r a-abar , and judged to be Hasan (good) by al-Albani.]
  1. A Disobedience To the Messenger (صلىاللهعليه وسلم)

Shaving the beard is a disobedience to the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم). In many hadiths, the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) commanded men to leave alone their beards. These different hadiths have a similar meaning:

  Trim the moustache and save the beard. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Obeying the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) in that is equivalent to obeying Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) who said (what means):

  He who obeys the Messenger has indeed obeyed Allah. [An-Nisaa 4:80]  
  1. A Deviation from the Appearance and Guidance of the Messenger (صلىاللهعليه وسلم)

Shaving the beard is a deviation from the appearance and guidance of the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم). The Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) used to have a large beard [Muslim]. One should strive to imitate him (صلى الله عليه وسلم) in his practices, as Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) said (what means):In the Messenger of Allah is a good example for you to follow. [Al-Ahzab 33:21] And the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: Verily, the best guidance is Muhammad’s guidance. [Muslim]

  1. A Deviation from the Way of Believers

Shaving the beard is a deviation from the way of believers. All the prophets (صلى الله عليه وسلم), the sahbah (Prophet’s companions), the great `ulamaa, and the righteous early Muslims of this Ummah (Nation) grew their beards. There is no report of a single one of them ever shaving his beard. Thus, this is their way, and Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) says (in the meaning):

  Whoever disobeys the Messenger after guidance has been clarified to him, and follows other than the path of the believers, We shall give to him what he deserves and broil him in hell, which is the worst abode. [An-Nisaa 4:115]  
  1. An Imitation of the Disbelievers

Shaving the beard is an imitation of the disbelievers. This has been emphasized in several hadiths of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم). For example:

  Cut the moustaches and grow your beards. Be different from the Magians (followers of a religion that dominated in Persia). [Muslim]

Cut your moustaches and leave your beards alone. Be different from the people of the scripture. [Muslim]

Be different from the Mushrikin (those who worship other than Allah (سبحانه و تعالى)); trim your moustaches and save your beards. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

We have been commanded to be different and distinct from the disbelievers, as in surat ul-Fatihah. Also, Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) said (what means):

  Follow not the whims of those who have no knowledge (of Islam). [Al-Jathiyah 45:18]  

And His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:

  Whoever imitates a people is but one of them. [Recorded by Abu Dawud, and judged to be authentic by al-Albani]
  1. Changing Allah’s Creation without Permission

The Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) declared that the women who change what Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) has created (such as removing the hair from their faces or filing their teeth or tattooing their bodies) seeking by that to improve their appearance, are accursed by Allah (سبحانه و تعالى). [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

The hadith mentioned women in particular because they normally seek to beautify themselves more than men. But the warning surely applies to both sexes, because the condition for the curse is declared, and thus the curse applies to anyone who satisfies such condition.

Shaving the beard falls under this warning, as it is much worse than the Nam (removal of facial hair) practiced by some women. It involves obeying Satan who said:

  And I shall tempt them until they change what Allah has created. [An-Nisaa 4:119]  
  1. An Imitation of Women

The beard is a major distinction between men and women. Shaving it removes this distinction, and is thus a means of imitating women. The Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:

  Allah curses those men who imitate the women, and He curses those women who imitate the men. [Al-Bukhari]
  1. Shaving the Beard Contradicts the Pure Fitrah (Nature)

Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) mentioned ten qualities as indicative of a good, clean nature [Muslim]. Two of these qualities are to trim the moustaches and to grow the beard.

The Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) also tells that every child is born with a clean, pure fitrah, which later may get deformed by the influence of the environment and the up-bringing. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

In the footsteps of the disbelievers, many Muslims’ fitrah is now, unfortunately, so much deformed that they seem to find a clean-shaven man more handsome and masculine than one with a beard – exactly the opposite of what the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) declared in the above hadith.

This fitrah never changes with time: Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) said (what means):

  The pure nature according to which Allah has created people. There is no change in Allah’s creation. [Ar-Room 30:30]  

For shaving their beards, some men give the strange excuse that their wives prefer them without one! As if their purpose in this life is to follow the deformed inclinations of their wives instead of the clear-cut commands of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم)!

Others claim that growing their beards results in an irritability and scratching. This cannot result from abiding by the pure fitrah, but would result (if true) from neglect of the proper cleaning and washing with wudu as instructed in the Sunnah.

What the `Ulamaa and Imams Say

All the `ulamaa of as-Salaf u- li, including the Four Imams, agreed that shaving the beard is haram (prohibited). They considered shaving it an impermissible mutilation, as has been reported about Umar bin Abdil-Aziz. They used to consider the person who shaved his beard effeminate. Many of them would not accept his witness or allow him to lead the prayers.

May Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) guide us to abide by His Deen, and to adhere to His Messenger’s Sunnah, and to be among those whom he blessed in both lives.

See also

Islamic, Spiritual and Scientific reasons for wearing a Beard

Qur’an and Hadith on Hijab

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Praise be to Allaah. Verses that have to do with hijab:

1 – Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts) and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like both eyes for necessity to see the way, or outer palms of hands or one eye or dress like veil, gloves, headcover, apron), and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband’s fathers, or their sons, or their husband’s sons, or their brothers or their brother’s sons, or their sister’s sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islam), or the (female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who lack vigour, or small children who have no sense of feminine sex. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And all of you beg Allaah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful” [al-Noor 24:31] 

2 – Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And as for women past childbearing who do not expect wedlock, it is no sin on them if they discard their (outer) clothing in such a way as not to show their adornment. But to refrain (i.e. not to discard their outer clothing) is better for them. And Allaah is All‑Hearer, All‑Knower” [al-Noor 24:60] 

“Women past childbearing” are those who no longer menstruate, so they can no longer get pregnant or bear children. We shall see below the words of Hafsah bint Sireen and the way in which she interpreted this verse.

3 – Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allaah is Ever Oft‑Forgiving, Most Merciful” [al-Ahzaab 33:59] 

4 – Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“O you who believe! Enter not the Prophet’s houses, unless permission is given to you for a meal, (and then) not (so early as) to wait for its preparation. But when you are invited, enter, and when you have taken your meal, disperse without sitting for a talk. Verily, such (behaviour) annoys the Prophet, and he is shy of (asking) you (to go); but Allaah is not shy of (telling you) the truth. And when you ask (his wives) for anything you want, ask them from behind a screen, that is purer for your hearts and for their hearts. And it is not (right) for you that you should annoy Allaah’s Messenger, nor that you should ever marry his wives after him (his death). Verily, with Allaah that shall be an enormity” [al-Ahzaab 33:53] 

With regard to the Ahaadeeth: 

1 – It was narrated from Safiyyah bint Shaybah that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) used to say: When these words were revealed–

and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms)

– they took their izaars (a kind of garment) and tore them from the edges and covered their faces with them. Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 4481. The following version was narrated by Abu Dawood (4102): May Allaah have mercy on the Muhaajir women. When Allaah revealed the words

and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms)”,

they tore the thickest of their aprons (a kind of garment) and covered their faces with them. Shaykh Muhammad al-Ameen al-Shanqeeti (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: This hadeeth clearly states that what the Sahaabi women mentioned here understood from this verse –

and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms)

– was that they were to cover their faces, and that they tore their garments and covered their faces with them, in obedience to the command of Allaah in the verse where He said

and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms)

which meant covering their faces. Thus the fair-minded person will understand that woman’s observing hijab and covering her face in front of men is established in the saheeh Sunnah that explains the Book of Allaah. ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) praised those women for hastening to follow the command of Allaah given in His Book. It is known that their understanding of the words

and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms)

as meaning covering the face came from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), because he was there and they asked him about everything that they did not understand about their religion. And Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And We have also sent down unto you (O Muhammad) the Dhikr [reminder and the advice (i.e. the Qur’aan)], that you may explain clearly to men what is sent down to them, and that they may give thought” [al-Nahl 16:44]

Ibn Hajar said in Fath al-Baari: There is a report of Ibn Abi Haatim via ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Uthmaan ibn Khaytham from Safiyyah that explains that. This report says: We mentioned the women of Quraysh and their virtues in the presence of ‘Aa’ishah and she said: “The women of Quraysh are good, but by Allaah I have never seen any better than the women of the Ansaar, or any who believed the Book of Allaah more strongly or had more faith in the Revelation. When Soorat al-Noor was revealed –

and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms)

– their menfolk came to them and recited to them what had been revealed, and there was not one woman among them who did not go to her apron, and the following morning they prayed wrapped up as if there were crows on their heads. It was also narrated clearly in the report of al-Bukhaari narrated above, where we see ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her), who was so knowledgeable and pious, praising them in this manner and stating that she had never seen any women who believed the Book of Allaah more strongly or had more faith in the Revelation. This clearly indicates that they understood from this verse –

and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms)

– that it was obligatory to cover their faces and that this stemmed from their belief in the Book of Allaah and their faith in the Revelation. It also indicates that women’s observing hijab in front of men and covering their faces is an act of belief in the Book of Allaah and faith in the Revelation. It is very strange indeed that some of those who claim to have knowledge say that there is nothing in the Qur’aan or Sunnah that says that women have to cover their faces in front of non-mahram men, even though the Sahaabi women did that in obedience to the command of Allaah in His Book, out of faith in the Revelation, and that this meaning is also firmly entrenched in the Sunnah, as in the report from al-Bukhaari quoted above. This is among the strongest evidence that all Muslim women are obliged to observe hijab. Adwa’ al-Bayaan, 6/594-595.

2 – It was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah that the wives of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to go out at night to al-Manaasi’ (well known places in the direction of al-Baqee’) to relieve themselves and ‘Umar used to say to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him),

“Let your wives be veiled.”

But the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not do that. Then one night Sawdah bint Zam’ah, the wife of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), went out at ‘Isha’ time and she was a tall woman. ‘Umar called out to her: “We have recognized you, O Sawdah!” hoping that hijab would be revealed, then Allaah revealed the verse of hijab. Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 146; Muslim, 2170. 

3 – It was narrated from Ibn Shihaab that Anas said: I am the most knowledgeable of people about hijab. Ubayy ibn Ka’b used to ask me about it. When the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) married Zaynab bint Jahsh, whom he married in Madeenah, he invited the people to a meal after the sun had risen. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) sat down and some men sat around him after the people had left, until the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) stood up and walked a while, and I walked with him, until he reached the door of ‘Aa’ishah’s apartment. Then he thought that they had left so he went back and I went back with him, and they were still sitting there. He went back again, and I went with him, until he reached the door of ‘Aa’ishah’s apartment, then he came back and I came back with him, and they had left. Then he drew a curtain between me and him, and the verse of hijab was revealed. Al-Bukhaari, 5149; Muslim, 1428. 

4 – It was narrated from ‘Urwah that ‘Aa’ishah said:

“The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to pray Fajr and the believing women would attend (the prayer) with him, wrapped in their aprons, then they would go back to their houses and no one would recognize them.”

Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 365; Muslim, 645. 

5 – It was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said:

“The riders used to pass by us when we were with the Messenger of Allaah (S) in ihraam, and when they drew near to us we would lower our jilbabs from our heads over our faces, then when they had passed we would uncover them again.” 

Narrated by Abu Dawood, 1833; Ibn Maajah, 2935; classed as saheeh by Ibn Khuzaymah (4,203) and by al-Albaani in Kitaab Jilbaab al-Mar’ah al-Muslimah.

6 – It was narrated that Asma’ bint Abi Bakr said:

We used to cover our faces in front of men.

Narrated by Ibn Khuzaymah, 4/203; al-Haakim, 1/624. He classed it as saheeh and al-Dhahabi agreed with him. It was also classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Jilbaab al-Mar’ah al-Muslimah.

7 – It was narrated that ‘Aasim al-Ahwaal said: We used to enter upon Hafsah bint Sireen who had put her jilbab thus and covered her face with it, and we would say to her: May Allaah have mercy on you. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And as for women past childbearing who do not expect wedlock, it is no sin on them if they discard their (outer) clothing in such a way as not to show their adornment” [al-Noor 24:60].

And she would say to us: What comes after that? We would say: “But to refrain (i.e. not to discard their outer clothing) is better for them”. And she would say: That is confirming the idea of hijab. Narrated by al-Bayhaqi, 7/93.

Correct Hijaab   Shaykh al-Albaani (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The conditions of hijaab:

Firstly:   (It should cover all the body apart from whatever has been exempted). Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):  

“O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allaah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”

  This aayah clearly states that it is obligatory to cover all of a woman’s beauty and adornments and not to display any part of that before non-mahram men (“strangers”) except for whatever appears unintentionally, in which case there will be no sin on them if they hasten to cover it up. Al-Haafiz ibn Katheer said in his Tafseer:

This means that they should not display any part of their adornment to non-mahrams, apart from that which it is impossible to conceal. Ibn Mas’ood said: such as the cloak and robe, i.e., what the women of the Arabs used to wear, an outer garment which covered whatever the woman was wearing, except for whatever appeared from beneath the outer garment. There is no sin on a woman with regard to this because it is impossible to conceal it.

Secondly   (it should not be an adornment in and of itself). Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):  

“… and not to show off their adornment…” [al-Noor 24:31].

The general meaning of this phrase includes the outer garment, because if it is decorated it will attract men’s attention to her. This is supported by the aayah in Soorat al-Ahzaab (interpretation of the meaning):

“And stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance” [al-Ahzaab 33:33].

It is also supported by the hadeeth in which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“There are three, do not ask me about them: a man who leaves the jamaa’ah, disobeys his leader and dies disobedient; a female or male slave who runs away then dies; and a woman whose husband is absent and left her with everything she needs, and after he left she made a wanton display of herself. Do not ask about them.”

(Narrated by al-Haakim, 1/119; Ahmad, 6/19; from the hadeeth of Faddaalah bint ‘Ubayd. Its isnaad is saheeh and it is in al-Adab al-Mufrad).

Thirdly: (It should be thick and not transparent or “see-thru”) – because it cannot cover properly otherwise. Transparent or see-thru clothing makes a woman more tempting and beautiful. Concerning this the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“During the last days of my ummah there will be women who are clothed but naked, with something on their heads like the humps of camels. Curse them, for they are cursed.”

Another hadeeth adds:

“They will not enter Paradise or even smell its fragrance, although its fragrance can be detected from such and such a distance.”

(Narrated by Muslim from the report of Abu Hurayrah).

Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr said: what the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) meant was women who wear clothes made of light fabric which describes and does not cover. They are clothed in name but naked in reality. Transmitted by al-Suyooti in Tanweer al-Hawaalik, 3/103.

Fourthly:   (It should be loose, not tight so that it describes any part of the body).

The purpose of clothing is to prevent fitnah (temptation), and this can only be achieved if clothes are wide and loose. Tight clothes, even if they conceal the colour of the skin, still describe the size and shape of the body or part of it, and create a vivid image in the minds of men. The corruption or invitation to corruption that is inherent in that is quite obvious. So the clothes must be wide. Usaamah ibn Zayd said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) gave me a thick Egyptian garment that was one of the gifts given to him by Duhyat al-Kalbi, and I gave it to my wife to wear. He said, ‘Why do I not see you wearing that Egyptian garment?’ I said, ‘I gave it to my wife to wear.’ He said, ‘Tell her to wear a gown underneath it, for I am afraid that it may describe the size of her bones.’” (Narrated by al-Diyaa’ al-Maqdisi in al-Ahaadeeth al-Mukhtaarah, 1/442, and by Ahmad and al-Bayhaqi, with a hasan isnaad).

Fifthly:   (It should not be perfumed with bakhoor or fragrance)

There are many ahaadeeth which forbid women to wear perfume when they go out of their houses. We will quote here some of those which have saheeh isnaads: Abu Moosa al-Ash’ari said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“Any woman who puts on perfume then passes by people so that they can smell her fragrance, is an adulteress.”

Zaynab al-Thaqafiyyah reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“If any one of you (women) goes out to the mosque, let her not touch any perfume.”

Abu Hurayrah said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“Any woman who has scented herself with bakhoor (incense), let her not attend ‘Ishaa’ prayers with us.”

Moosa ibn Yassaar said that a woman passed by Abu Hurayrah and her scent was overpowering. He said, “O female slave of al-Jabbaar, are you going to the mosque?” She said, “Yes,” He said, “And have you put on perfume because of that?” She said, “Yes.” He said, “Go back and wash yourself, for I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say:

‘If a woman comes out to the mosque and her fragrance is overpowering, Allaah will not accept any prayer from her until she goes home and washes herself.’”

These ahaadeeth are general in implication. Just as the prohibition covers perfume applied to the body, it also covers perfume applied to the clothes, especially in the third hadeeth, where bakhoor (incense) is mentioned, because incense is used specifically to perfume the clothes.

The reason for this prohibition is quite clear, which is that women’s fragrance may cause undue provocation of desires. The scholars also included other things under this heading of things to be avoided by women who want to go to the mosque, such as beautiful clothes, jewellery that can be seen, excessive adornments and mingling with men. See Fath al-Baari, 2/279.

Ibn Daqeeq al-‘Eed said: This indicates that it is forbidden for a woman who wants to go to the mosque to wear perfume, because this causes provocation of men’s desires. This was reported by al-Manaawi in Fayd al-Qadeer, in the commentary on the first hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah quoted above.

Sixthly:   (It should not resemble the clothing of men) It was reported in the saheeh ahaadeeth that a woman who imitates men in dress or in other ways is cursed. There follow some of the ahaadeeth that we know: Abu Hurayrah said:

“The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) cursed the man who wears women’s clothes, and the woman who wears men’s clothes.”

‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say:

‘They are not part of us, the women who imitate men and the men who imitate women.’”

Ibn ‘Abbaas said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) cursed effeminate men and masculine women. He said, ‘Throw them out of your houses.’” He said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) expelled So and so, and ‘Umar expelled So and so.” According to another version: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) cursed men who imitate women and women who imitate men.” ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

‘There are three who will not enter Paradise and Allaah will not even look at them on the Day of Resurrection: one who disobeys his parents, a woman who imitates men, and the duyooth (cuckold, weak man who feels no jealousy over his womenfolk).”

Ibn Abi Maleekah – whose name was ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Ubayd-Allaah – said: “It was said to ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her), ‘What if a woman wears (men’s) sandals?’ She said: ‘The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) cursed women who act like men.’”

These ahaadeeth clearly indicate that it is forbidden for women to imitate men and vice versa, This usually includes dress and other matters, apart from the first hadeeth quoted above, which refers to dress only.

Abu Dawood said, in Masaa’il al-Imaam Ahmad (p. 261): “I heard Ahmad being asked about a man who dresses his slave woman in a tunic. He said, ‘Do not clothe her in men’s garments, do not make her look like a man.” Abu Dawood said: “I said to Ahmad, Can he give her bachelor sandals to wear? He said, No, unless she wears them to do wudoo’. I said, What about for beauty? He said, No. I said, Can he cut her hair short? He said, No.”

Seventhly:   (It should not resemble the dress of kaafir women).

It is stated in sharee’ah that Muslims, men and women alike, should not resemble or imitate the kuffaar with regard to worship, festivals or clothing that is specific to them. This is an important Islamic principle which nowadays, unfortunately, is neglected by many Muslims, even those who care about religion and calling others to Islam. This is due either to ignorance of their religion, or because they are following their own whims and desires, or because of deviation, combined with modern customs and imitation of kaafir Europe. This was one of the causes of the Muslims’ decline and weakness, which enabled the foreigners to overwhelm and colonize them.

“…Verily, Allaah will not change the condition of a people as long as they do not change their state themselves …” [al-Ra’d 13:11 – interpretation of the meaning].

If only they knew. It should be known that there is a great deal of saheeh evidence for these important rules in the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and that the evidence in the Qur’aan is elaborated upon in the Sunnah, as is always the case.

Eighthly:   (It should not be a garment of fame and vanity). Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

‘Whoever wears a garment of fame and vanity in this world, Allaah will clothe him in a garment of humiliation on the Day of Resurrection, then He will cause Fire to flame up around him.’”

(Hijaab al-Mar’ah al-Muslimah, p. 54-67).

And Allaah knows best.

The Quran and the Sunnah as the Sources of Truth in Conveying the Message of Islâm

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Adherence to the Qur’an and the Sunnah (Authentic Ahâdîth) as the Sources of Truth

As Du’ât, we have to take all the opportunities to seek knowledge of the Truth.  We have to read the Book of Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) and the Sunnah (or authentic Ahâdîth)  of His Messenger (ﷺ).  They serve as the best and genuine tools to convey the Truth to the non-Muslims. Our belief and deeds must be based on these two authentic sources of knowledge and guidance (See Islamic Creed Based on Qur’ān and Sunnah and The Obligation of Holding Steadfast to the Qur’ān and Sunnah).

We have to convey the need to search for knowledge of the Truth to the non-practicing Muslims as well as the non-Muslims. We have to emphasize that what we are going to explain to them is based on the Qur’an and the Sunnah.  We have to explain why the Qur’an is the Divine Revelation from Allah the Almighty (See Miracles of the Qur’ān).  They have to know that the Qur’an is complete:

“For We had certainly sent unto them a Book (Qur’an) based on knowledge, which We explained in detail, a guide and a Mercy to all who believe.”   (7:52)

 “…We have sent down to you the Book (Qur’an) explaining all things, a guide, a Mercy, and glad tidings to Muslims.”   (16:89)

Furthermore, we have to explain to them clearly why we have to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet (ﷺ).  They have to know that to follow the Prophet (ﷺ) is a divine commandment from Allah, the Rabb of the worlds:

“Say: ‘If you do love Allah follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins for Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.’”  (3:31)

“But no, by your Rabb, they can have no Faith, until they make you (O Muhammad) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission.”  (4:65)

It is imperative, therefore, that we must strictly adhere to the Qur’an and the Sunnah. It is a divine commandment that guides us to the Straight Path.  Both the Qur’an and the Sunnah constitute the best guidance for the whole mankind.  We have to believe and follow the following teachings from the Qur’an and the authentic Ahâdîth:

“And if you have a dispute concerning any matter, refer it to Allah and His Messenger.’”  (3:31)

“And verily, This is my Straight Path so follow it, and follow not (other paths, for they will separate you away from His Path.  This He has ordained for you that you may become pious.” (6:153)

Jabir Bin ‘Abdullah (r.a.)  narrated that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “The best speech is that embodied in the Book of Allah, and the best guidance is the guidance given by Muhammad. The most evil affairs are their innovations; and every innovation is an error.”     (Muslim1885 and Ibn Majah 1/45)

 Jabir Bin ‘Abdullah (r.a.)  narrated that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) used to say in his prayer after tashahhud, “The most excellent words are the words of Allah and the most excellent guidance is the guidance given by Muhammad.”    (Tirmidhi 956 and Nasa’i)

Hudhaifah  narrated that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said to us, “Honesty descended from the Heavens and settled in the roots of the hearts of men (faithful believers), and then the Qur’an was revealed and the people read the Qur’an, (and learned from it) and also learned it from the Sunnah.  Both Qur’an and the Sunnah strengthened their (the faithful believers’) honesty.”  (Bukhari 9/381)

All of us have to read Islamic books that are based on the Qur’an and authentic Ahâdîth written by Muslim scholars.  We have to explain further to the non-Muslims that true knowledge of Islam consists of the Qur’an, the Sunnah and the prescriptions rightly deduced from the two:

‘Abdullah Bin ‘Amr  narrated that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: “Knowledge consists of three things: the decisive verses (Qur’an), authentic Hâdîth and prescriptions rightly deduced from the two.  What is beside them is superfluous.”  (Ibn Majah 1/54 and Abu Dawud 2879)

Mu’adh Bin Jabal (r.a.)  narrated that some of his companions said, “When Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) intended to send him (Mu’adh Bin Jabal) to Yemen, he asked: “How will you judge when the occasion of deciding a case arises?”  He replied, I shall judge in accordance with Allah’s Book.   He was asked: “(What will you do) if you do not find any guidance in Allah’s Book?”  He replied, “(I shall act) in accordance with the Sunnah of Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ).”   He (ﷺ) asked, “(What will you do) if you do not find any guidance in the Sunnah of Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) and in Allah’s Book?”  He replied, “I shall do my best to form an opinion and I shall spare no effort.”  Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) then patted him on the breast and said: “Praise be to Allah Who has helped Allah’s Messenger to find something which pleases Allah’s Messenger.”   (Abu Dawud 3585)

We have to encourage the non-Muslims to read the Qur’an and the authentic Sunnah as well as books based on these Divine Sources of Truth.   We have to remember that the firstSurah (Chapter) that Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) revealed to His Messenger (ﷺ) for our guidance pertains to reading.  Allah the Exalted commands:

“Read! In the name of your Rabb and Cherisher, Who created — created man, out of a leech-like clot.  Read!  And your Rabb  is Most Bountiful. He Who taught (the use of) the Pen, taught man that which he knew not…”  (96:1-4)

When we follow the divine commandment to read, we find that of all books, the Qur’an is the only Book wherein Allah instructs mankind to:  read (73:20), understand (21:10; 47: 24; 54:17, 22, 32, 40), study (2:121), recite (29:45 and 73:4), listen (7:204), remember (80:11-14) and follow it for guidance (6:155 and 39:18).   The Qur’an, is the Truth from Allah (Qur’an, 32:2-3).  It is the Book Full of Wisdom (36:2);  and the Truth of assured certainty (69:51).  Why?  Because, it is the Truth from our Rabb (22:54) — the One full of knowledge and wisdom (22:52). Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) says:

“We sent down  (the Qur’an)  in Truth, and in Truth has it descended…” (17:105)

The following Âyât  (verses) should awaken all of us to learn more of Allah’s Book:

“Is then one who does know that, that which has been Revealed unto you from your Rabb is the Truth, like the one who is blind?  It is those who are endowed with understanding that receive admonition…!”  (13:19-24)

The Prophet (ﷺ) also inspires us to learn and teach Allah’s Book.  He stresses that if we hold on to the Qur’an we will never go astray:

Uthman Bin Affan narrated that the Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The most superior among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it.”  (Bukhari 6/546)

Jabir Bin ‘Abdullah (r.a.)  narrated that the Prophet (ﷺ) said,  “…I have left among you the Book of Allah, and if you hold fast to it, you would never go astray…”   (Muslim2803.1)

It is for our guidance that we must believe the whole of the Qur’an.  We are not considered to be true believers if we doubt some parts of the Revelation.  If we reject any part of it, we will suffer grievous punishment in the Hereafter. Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) warns:

…Then is it only a part of the Book that you believe in.  And do you reject the rest?  But what is the reward for those among you who behave like this but disgrace in this life?  And on the Day of Judgment they shall be consigned to the most grievous chastisement for Allah is not unmindful of what you do.  These are the people who buy the life of this world at the price of the Hereafter: their chastisement shall not be lightened nor shall they be helped.  (2:85-86)

In our Da’wah, we have to explain to the non-Muslims that the Qur’an is the only comprehensive book available to mankind for guidance. Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) says that nothing has been omitted from it (6:38).   It is further explained in detail (11:1 and 6:114).  It guides us to believe and obey the blessed Messenger (3:31-32; 4:170 and 47:33). For our complete guidance, it is necessary for us to follow the Sunnah (Traditions of the Prophet (ﷺ)) because he is Allah’s universal Messenger to the whole mankind (34:28).  he is the Seal of the Prophets (33:40) whom our Creator sent with Guidance and the Religion of Truth, to make it prevail over all religions (61:9).

We Must Follow the Prophet (ﷺ)

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Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) addressing His prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), in surat Al-Emran, (verse 31), what can be translated as, “Say: “If you do love Allah, follow me, Allah will love you, and forgive your sins. For Allah is oft forgiving most merciful.” “

And also, Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) addressing His believing servants, in surat Al-Ahzab, (verse21), what can be translated as, “You have indeed in the Apostle of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah and the final day, and who engaged much in the praise of Allah.”

Thus, the two aforementioned verses address two vital issues:

First, the way to love Allah is reached through adherence to the prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), which is fulfilled through the obedience and imitation of the prophet.

Second, the imitation of the prophet (ﷺ) is not achieved without anticipating Allah’s satisfaction and the final day, and without continually giving praise to Allah, and here are the details.

The anticipating of Allah’s satisfaction: A believer hopes not to satisfy except Allah and endeavors not but for His sake, and relives not but upon him. All that because Allah is the creator of all things, and every thing is in his hand. Let’s listen to what a believers has to say when his heart is attached to Allah alone, regarding this, Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) says in surat Ash-Shu’ara’, (verse 79-82), what can be translated as, “Who gives me food and drink, and when I am ill, it is he who cures me; who will cause me to die, and then to live again, and who, I hope, will forgive me my faults on the Final Day.”

In addition, Muslims believes that Allah is the only sources of all substance. Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) said in surat Az-Zariat, (verse 58), what can be translated as, “For Allah is he who gives (all) substance, Lord of power, steadfast (for ever).

Muslim also believes, what Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) says in surat Fatr, (verse 41), what can be translated as, “Verily! Allah grasps the heavens and the earth lest they move away from their places, and if they were to move away from their places, there is not one that could grasp them after Him…”

Muslims also, surely believe, that life and death are controlled by Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) alone. This is from what Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) says in surat Az-Zummar, (verse 42), what can be translated as, “It is Allah that takes the soul (of man) at death.”

This is the most fundamental thing in aqeedah of the Muslims, is the fact that Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) is the supreme commander and all things apart from Allah are merely causes created by Him.

Although the Muslim takes all precaution ordered by Allah, he does not rely on it, but upon Allah alone. Allah (سبحانه و تعالى)says in surat Al-Ma’edah, (verse 23), what can be translated as, “But on Allah put your trust if you are truly believers.” Allah also said in surat At-Talaq, (verse 3), what can be translated as, “And if any one puts his trust in Allah, sufficient is (Allah) for him.”

Thus, by understanding this reality of the aqeedah of the Muslim, we then understand the secret of the security and the steadfastness that the Muslims enjoyed in facing various hardships and horrors in their lives. Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) says in surat Al-Ahzab, (verse 22), what can be translated as, “When the believers saw the confederate forces. They said: “this is what Allah and his apostle had promised us, and Allah and his apostle told us what was true. “And it only increased their faith and their zeal in abidance.”

In another occasion, Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) says in surat Al-Emran, (verse 173 & 174), what can be translated as, “Men said to them: “A great army is gathering against you.” And frightened them. But it only increased their faith, they said: “For us Allah sufficeth, find he is the best disposer of affairs. “And they returned with Grace and bounty from Allah. No harm ever touched them. For they followed the good pleasure of Allah: and Allah is the Lord of bounties unbounded.”

On the other hand, once a Muslim’s belief weakens, relying and depending upon anything apart from Allah, then Allah will interest him to what he relied on and he will be given the taste of defeat and distraction. This is the pattern of Allah in His creation which did not cease in the past nor shall it cease from functioning in the present or the future. Allah (سبحانه و تعالى)says in surat Al-Ahzab, (verse 62), what can be translated as, “That was the Sunnah (pattern-way) of Allah in the case of those who passed away of old, and you will not find any change in the Sunnah of Allah.”

Defeat had been the fruit of depending on other than Allah. In a generation which is the best generation among which the prophet (ﷺ) existed, when the Muslim armies where in great number and came to the battle of Hunan, some of the soldiers out of their big number thought they will never be defeated by the few. This features the non-reliance upon Allah while relying upon abundance for victory. The results: total defeat, and the verses of the Qur’an came to clarify this lesson that must not be forgotten by Muslims… Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) says in surat At-Tawbah, (verse25), what can be translated as, “And on the day of Hunain: Behold! Your great numbers Elated you, but they availed you naught: the land, for all that it is wide, did constrain you, and you turned back in retreat.”

Today, in various parts of the world, Muslims have sustained many defeats in the various domains as a result of depending on other than Allah.

Resent years witnessed the declining of the Muslim ummah because of depending upon its enemies in encountering other enemies. Years in the laps of the east, or those of the west, but all that went in vain. Even worse, the consequence was more defeat and more loss.

As for the prevailing poverty issue throughout the Islamic world, the Muslims relied upon a set of conventional and imported systems some from the east and others west, which lead to the worsening, and deterioration of the status of the Muslims. All this goes on, while we are reciting and listening to the Qur’an, when Allah says in surat Al-Araf, (verse 96), what can be translated as, “If the people the towns had but believed and feared Allah, we should indeed have opened out to them (all kinds of) blessings from heaven and earth; but they rejected (the truth), and we brought them to look for their misdeeds.”

To resolve the issue of ignorance, they imported educational curricula were adopted which were based upon atheism and the defiance of the creator. They also important non-Islamic educational systems, that resulted in increasing the ignorance and illiteracy among the Muslims.

To resolve the issue of division, they imported different types of nationalism and patriotism, which also resulted in more division, to the point of Muslims fighting each other.

Nowadays, many problems exist in our Muslim Ummah, all which resulted from not depending only on Allah and not following his Book and His Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ). We should always remember that nothing would improve and benefit this Ummah today, except what benefited it in the past.

Quran verses about Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)

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On one occasion when Lady Aisha, the truthful (God be pleased with her) was asked about the morals and manners of the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم.), she replied: “His morals are the Qur’an.” This meant that the Holy Prophet’s actions and sayings were a practical commentary of the Holy Qur’an, or, in other words, the Holy Prophet was the embodiment of action based upon the Holy Qur’an.

HIS EXALTED STATUS

  1. He is Nur (Sacred Light)

O people of the Scripture! Indeed Our (Prophetic) Messenger has come to you, expounding to you much of that which you used to hide in the Scripture, and forgiving much. Undoubtedly, there has come to you light from Allah and a clear Scripture. (5:15)

  1. Allah blesses him

Indeed, Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O you who believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation. (33:56)

  1. Mercy for all the worlds

And We have sent you not except as a mercy for all the worlds. (21:107)

  1. His name is Muhammad (Meaning the Most Praised One)

And those who believe and do good works and believe in that which is revealed to Muhammad, and it is the truth from their Lord, He removes from them their ill-deeds and improves their state. (47:2)

  1. Allah has exalted his Zikr (remembrance)

And exalted for you your Zikr (remembrance) (94:4)

  1. His exaltation on the Night of Mi’raj

Then he drew near, then he came closer
Till he was (distant) two bows’ length or even nearer. (53:8-9)

  1. His Station of Praise (Al-Maqam al-Mahmud)

And some part of the night offer Tahajjud (salah), an additional prayer for you. Soon will your Lord raise you to a Station of Praise. (17:79)

THE BELOVED OF ALLAH

  1. If you want to gain the love of Allah, follow him

Say (O beloved Prophet, to mankind): If you love Allah, then follow me; Allah will love you and forgive you your sins, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. (3:31)

  1. Allah addresses him with love and affection

Ta Ha. (20:1)

Ya Seen. (36:1)

O you wrapped up in your raiment. (73:1)

O you enveloped in your cloak. (74:1)

  1. Allah says: Realise that My Prophetic Messenger himself is with you

And know that among you is Allah’s (Prophetic) Messenger; were he to follow your wishes in many a matter, you would surely fall into trouble, but Allah has endeared the faith to you and has adorned it in your hearts, and he has made hateful to you unbelief and transgression and disobedience; such are those who are rightly guided. (49:7)

  1. Allah describes him with His Own Attributes of Rauf (Most Kind) and Rahim (Merciful)

Assuredly, there has come to you a (Prophetic) Messenger from among yourselves, grievous to him is that you are overburdened, full of concern for you, for the believers (he is) most kind, merciful. (9:128)

  1. Allah Himself praises him

O Prophet! Indeed We have sent you as a beholder (witness) and a bearer of glad tidings and a warner. And as a summoner to Allah by His permission, and as an illuminating light. And give glad tidings to the believers that they will have great bounty from Allah. (33: 45-47)

  1. Possessor of Allah’s Grace

But for the Grace of Allah upon you (O beloved Prophet), and His Mercy, a party of them had resolved to mislead you, but they will mislead only themselves and they will not hurt you at all. And Allah has sent down to you the Scripture and the Wisdom, and has taught you what you did not know, and the Grace of Allah toward you has been very great. (4:113)

  1. He is a special favour of Allah Sub’hanahu wa Ta’ala

Certainly, Allah has shown a special favour to the believers by raising among them a (Prophetic) Messenger from among themselves who recites to them His revelations, and purifies them, and teaches them the Scripture and the Wisdom, although before (he came to them) they were in manifest error. (3:164)

  1. Allah does not punish people if he is in their midst

And Allah would not punish them while you are in their midst, and Allah will not punish them while they seek forgiveness. (8:33)

  1. Allegiance to him is allegiance to Allah

Surely, those who swear allegiance to you (O beloved Prophet), swear allegiance to Allah. The hand of Allah is over their hands. So whoever breaks his oath, breaks it only to his own harm; and whoever fulfils his covenant which he has made with Allah, then on him will He bestow immense reward. (48:10)

HE RECEIVED THE HOLY QUR’AN

  1. Allah gave him Surah al-Fatiha and the whole Qur’an

And certainly, We have given you seven of the oft-repeated (verses) and the Grand Qur’an. (15:87)

  1. Totally inspired

Nor does he speak of (his own) desire.
It is naught but revelation that is revealed. (53:3-4)

  1. Allah revealed the Noble Qur’an on his blessed heart

And indeed, this (Qur’an) is a revelation from the Lord of the worlds,
Which the Trusted Spirit has descended with,
Upon your heart, that you may warn,
In clear Arabic language,
And indeed, it is in the Scriptures of the ancients.
And is it not a sign for them that the learned ones of the Israelites know it? (26:192-197)

  1. The first revelation he received

Recite: In the name of your Lord Who created. (96:1)

  1. Teaches the Holy Qur’an and Hadith Shareef (Wisdom) and purifies people

He is (the One) Who has raised among the unlettered ones a (Prophetic) Messenger from among themselves who recites to them His revelations and purifies them, and teaches them the Scripture and the Wisdom, although before that, they were indeed in manifest error. (62:2)

AMONG THE PROPHETS ‘Alayhimussalam

  1. The Final Prophet, Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam

Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the (Prophetic) Messenger of Allah and the Last of the Prophets; and Allah has full knowledge of all things. (33:40)

  1. Mentioned first among the greatest Prophets, ‘Alayhimussalam

And when We took from the Prophets their Covenant, and from you (O beloved Prophet) and from Nuh and Ibrahim and Musa and Isa son of Maryam, and We took from them a firm covenant. (33:7)

Surely, We have revealed (the revelation) to you (O beloved Prophet) as We revealed to Nuh, and the Prophets after him, and We revealed to Ibrahim and Ismail and Is’haq and Ya’qub and the tribes, and ‘Isa and Ayyub and Yunus and Harun and Sulayman, and We gave Dawud the Psalms. (4:163)

  1. A Prophet with proven prophecies

Alif Lam Mim.
The Romans have been subdued,
In the nearby land, and they, after their defeat, shall overcome,
Within a few years. Allah’s is the command in the former case and in the latter. And on that day the believers will rejoice,
With the help of Allah. He helps whom He will, and He is the Mighty, the Merciful.
(It is) the promise of Allah. Allah fails not His promise, but most of mankind know not. (30:1-6)

Undoubtedly, We have given you (O beloved Prophet) a clear victory. (48:1)

Certainly, Allah has proved true the true vision of His (Prophetic) Messenger. You shall indeed enter the Sacred Mosque, if Allah wishes, secure, (having your) heads shaved or hair cut short, not fearing. But He knows what you do not know, and He has granted you besides that, a victory near at hand. (48:27)

And (He will give you) another (blessing) which you love: help from Allah and a victory near at hand, so (O beloved Prophet) give glad tidings to the believers. (61:13)

  1. Given the knowledge of the unseen

Allah will not leave the believers in the condition in which you are till He separates the wicked from the good, nor will Allah let you know the unseen. But Allah chooses of His (Prophetic) Messengers whom He wishes, (to receive knowledge thereof). So believe in Allah and His (Prophetic) Messengers, and if you believe and ward off (evil), then yours will be a vast reward. (3:179)

  1. Nabi Ibrahim ‘Alayhissalam prayed for his coming

Our Lord! And raise up in their midst a (Prophetic) Messenger from among them who shall recite to them Your revelations, and shall teach them the Scripture, and the Wisdom and shall purify them. Surely, You are the Mighty, the Wise. (2:129)

  1. Foretold by Nabi ‘Isa (Jesus) ‘Alayhissalam

And when Isa son of Maryam said: O children of Israel! Indeed, I am the (Prophetic) Messenger of Allah to you, confirming that which was (revealed) before me in the Tawrat, and bringing good tidings of a (Prophetic) Messenger who comes after me, whose name is “the Praised One”. Yet when he has come to them with clear proofs, they say: this is clear magic. (61:6)

  1. Allah asks all Prophets to believe in him

And when Allah took from the Prophets their Covenant, (He said: Behold) that which I have given you of Scripture and Wisdom. Then comes to you a (Prophetic) Messenger, confirming that which is with you. You shall believe in him and you shall help him. He said: Do you agree, and will you take up My burden (which I lay upon you) in this (matter)? They said: We agree. He said: Then bear you witness, and I am with you among the witnesses (3:81)

  1. Confirms the previous Prophetic Messengers of Allah

Nay, he has come with the Truth, and he has confirmed the (Prophetic) Messengers (before him). (37:37)

SERVES ONLY ALLAH, THE GLORIFIED AND THE EXALTED

  1. Worships only Allah Sub’hanahu wa Ta’ala (72:19-20)
    2. Puts total trust in Allah Sub’hanahu wa Ta’ala (9:129)
    3. Selflessly labours for Allah, asks for no reward (25:57) (42:23)
    4. Rewarded by Allah (68:3) (108:1)
  2. Worships only Allah Sub’hanahu wa Ta’ala

And when the devotee of Allah stood up in prayer to Him, they crowded on him, almost stifling.
Say (to them, O beloved Prophet): I pray to my Lord only, and ascribe to Him no partner. (72:19-20)

  1. Puts total trust in Allah, Sub’hanahu wa Ta’ala

Then if they turn away (O beloved Prophet), say: Allah suffices me. None is to be worshipped except Him. In Him have I put my trust, and He is the Lord of the Supreme Throne. (9:129)

  1. Selflessly labours for Allah, asks for no reward

Say: I ask of you no reward for this, except that whoso will, may choose a way to His Lord. (25:57)

This is (the bounty) of which Allah gives the good news to His bondmen who believe and do good works. Say (O beloved Prophet to mankind): I ask of you no reward for it, save loving kindness for kinsfolk. And whoso earns any good deed, We add to its good for him. Surely, Allah is Forgiving, Appreciative. (42:23)

  1. Rewarded by Allah

And certainly for you, there is an endless reward. (68:3)

Surely, We have given you abundance. (108:1)

HIS EXEMPLARY CHARACTER

  1. Most exemplary character

Indeed in the (Prophetic) Messenger of Allah you have an excellent example for him whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much. (33:21)

And most surely, you have an exalted moral character. (68:4)

  1. Sadiq (Truthful)

And when the believers saw the clans, they said: This is what Allah and His (Prophetic) Messenger promised us, and Allah and His (Prophetic) Messenger are true, and it only added to their faith and submission (to Allah). (33:22)

  1. Final judge and arbiter

But, nay, by your Lord, they do not believe (in reality) until they make you judge of what is in dispute between them and find within themselves no dislike of that which you decide, and submit with full submission. (4:65)

The saying of the believers when summoned to Allah and His (Prophetic) Messenger that he may judge between them is only that they say: We hear and we obey. And they are the successful. (24:51)

  1. Honoured, Noble

Undoubtedly, it is indeed the Word (brought) by an honoured (Prophetic) Messenger. (69:40)

  1. Forgiving

Keep to forgiveness (O beloved Prophet) and enjoin what is right, and turn away from the ignorant. (7:199)

  1. He is Burhan (Clear Proof)

O mankind! Surely, there has come to you a clear proof from your Lord and We have sent to you a clear light. (4:175)

  1. Brave: Commands Muslims in battle

And when you did go forth at day-break from your housefolk to assign to the believers their positions for the battle, and Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (3:121)

PREACHES ISLAM

  1. Established the correct Message of Islam

Say: Surely, as for me, my Lord has shown me the straight path, a right religion, the creed of Ibrahim, the upright, and he was not of the polytheists.
Say: Surely, my prayer and my sacrifice and my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the worlds.
He has no partner, and this am I commanded, and I am the first of those who submit (to Him). (6:161-163)

Say (O beloved Prophet): Truly, I am commanded to worship Allah, being sincere to Him in obedience.
And I am commanded to be the first of those who submit (to Him). (39:11-12)

  1. Preacher to all humanity

O mankind! The (Prophetic) Messenger has come to you with the truth from your Lord. Then believe; (it is) better for you. But if you disbelieve, still, surely, to Allah belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth, and Allah is ever Knower, Wise. (4:170)

Blessed is He Who has sent down to His bondman the Criterion (of right and wrong), that he may be a warner to the entire world. (25:1)

And We have not sent you (O beloved Prophet) except as a bringer of good tidings and a warner to all mankind; but most of the people do not know. (34:28)

  1. He is Bashir and Nadhir (Bearer of glad tidings and a warner)

O people of the Scripture! Indeed, Our (Prophetic) Messenger has come to you making clear to you (Our Commands) after a break of the (coming of the Prophetic) Messengers, lest you say: There came not to us any bearer of glad tidings or a warner (against evil), so indeed there has come to you a bearer of glad tidings and a warner, and Allah has power over all things. (5:19)

  1. Invites people to Islam

Say: This is my way. I invite towards Allah, I and those who follow me having inner-sight, and Glory be to Allah, and I am not of the idolaters. (12:108)

  1. Even the jinn respond to his call

And when we inclined towards you (O beloved Prophet) certain of the jinn, listening to the Qur’an and, when they were in its presence, said: Be silent; then, when it was finished, they turned back to their people, warning.
They said: O our people! We have heard a Scripture which has been revealed after Musa, confirming that which was before it, guiding to the truth and to a right path.
O our people! respond to Allah’s summoner and believe in Him, He will forgive you some of your sins and guard you from a painful punishment. (46:29-31)

  1. He brought the truth

And say: The truth has come and the falsehood has vanished away. Undoubtedly, the falsehood is ever bound to vanish. (17:81)

And he who has come with the truth and he who accepts it as the truth, such are those that guard (against evil). (39:33)

  1. A perfect guide to be followed

Say (O beloved Prophet): O mankind! I am the (Prophetic) Messenger of Allah to you all, of Him to Whom belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth. None is to be worshipped except Him. He gives life and He causes death. So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write, who believes in Allah and in His Words, and follow him so that you may be guided. (7:158)

  1. He brought a new law (Shari’a)

Those who follow the Messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write, whom they will find written down in the Tawrat and the Injil (which are) with them. He will enjoin on them that which is right and forbid them that which is wrong, and will make lawful for them all good things and prohibit for them only the foul; and he will relieve them of their burden and the fetters that were upon them. Then those who believe in him, and honour him and help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him; and they are the successful. (7:157)

  1. He calls you to that which gives you life

O you who believe! Answer (the call of) Allah and the (Prophetic) Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life, and know that Allah comes between the man and his own heart, and that to Him you shall be gathered. (8:24)

  1. Brings people from darkness into light

A (Prophetic) Messenger reciting to you the clear revelations of Allah so that he may bring forth those who believe and do good works from the darkness into the light. And whosoever believes in Allah and does good deeds, He will admit him into Gardens (of Paradise) underneath which streams flow, to abide therein forever. Allah has indeed made good provision for him. (65:11)

  1. His religion prevails over all religion

He is (the One) Who has sent His (Prophetic) Messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all the religions. And Sufficient is Allah as Witness. (48:28)

HIS BLESSED HOUSEHOLD AND COMPANIONS, Radi Allahu ‘Anhum

  1. His Household purified by Allah Sub’hanahu wa Ta’ala

And stay in your houses. Display not yourselves (be not unveiled) like the displayment of the former Times of Ignorance. And establish regular prayer, and pay the poor-due, and obey Allah and His (Prophetic) Messenger. Allah’s wish is but to keep away uncleanness far from you, O Folk of the Household, and to purify you a thorough purifying. (33:33)

  1. His companions praised by Allah Sub’hanahu wa Ta’ala

Muhammad is the (Prophetic) Messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves; you will see them bowing down, prostrating (in worship), seeking grace from Allah and His pleasure. Their marks are on their foreheads from the traces of prostrations. That is their description in the Tawrat and their description in the Injeel, like as sown corn that puts forth its sprout, then strengthens it so it becomes stout, then rises firm upon its stalk, delighting the sowers, so that it may enrage the disbelievers with (the sight of) them. Allah has promised to those of them who believe and do good works, forgiveness and immense reward. (48:29)

  1. His companions: the Muhajirin (Emigrants) and the Ansar (Helpers)

And those who believed and emigrated and fought in the way of Allah, and those who gave shelter and helped, they are the believers in truth. For them is pardon and an honourable provision. (8:74)

And the foremost, the first of the Emigrants and the Helpers, and those who followed them in goodness, Allah is well pleased with them and they are well pleased with Him, and He has prepared for them Gardens (in Paradise) underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide for ever. That is the supreme triumph. (9:100)

(It is) for the poor fugitives who have been driven out from their homes and their belongings, who seek grace from Allah and His pleasure and help Allah and His (Prophetic) Messenger. These are the truthful.
And those who had homes (in Madina) and the faith from before, love those who have fled to them, and find in their breasts no need for what they have been given, but prefer (the refugees) above themselves though they may be in desperate need (themselves). And whoso is saved from his own avarice, those are they who are the successful. (59:8-9)

  1. His companions swear allegiance to him

Certainly, Allah was well pleased with the believers when they swore allegiance to you beneath the tree, and He knew what was in their hearts, so He sent down tranquillity on them, and has rewarded them with a near victory. (48:18)

BELIEVE, ASSIST, HONOUR, LOVE, RESPECT AND OBEY HIM

  1. Believe, assist and honour him

That you (mankind) may believe in Allah and His (Prophetic) Messenger, and may assist him, and honour him, and may glorify Him morning and evening. (48:9)

You should believe in Allah and His (Prophetic) Messenger, and struggle hard in Allah’s way with your property and your persons; that is better for you, did you but know! (61:11)

  1. Love Allah and His Beloved Prophet more than anything else

Say: If your fathers, and your sons, and your brothers, and your wives, and your kinsfolk, and the wealth you have acquired, and merchandise for which you fear that there will be no sale, and dwellings you desire are dearer to you than Allah and His (Prophetic) Messenger and striving in His way: then wait till Allah brings His command to pass, and Allah does not guide the wrongdoing folk. (9:24)

  1. He is closer to the believers than their ownselves

The Prophet is closer to the believers than their own selves, and his wives are their mothers. And blood-relations are closer one to another in the Book of Allah than (other) believers and those who have fled (from Makkah), except that you do any good to your friends. This is inscribed in the Book. (33:6)

  1. Respect him

O you who believe! Be not forward in the presence of Allah and His (Prophetic) Messenger, and be in reverential awe of Allah. Surely, Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.
O you who believe! Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet, nor speak aloud when speaking to him as you shout one to another, lest your deeds become vain while you perceive not.
Surely, those who subdue their voices in the presence of the (Prophetic) Messenger of Allah, those are they whose hearts Allah has tested for piety. For them is forgiveness and immense reward. (49:1-3)

  1. Obey Allah Ta’ala and His Beloved Prophet Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam

And obey Allah and the (Prophetic) Messenger that you may obtain mercy. (3:132)

Those are the limits set by Allah, and whoso obeys Allah and His (Prophetic) Messenger, He will make him enter Gardens (in Paradise) underneath which rivers flow, to abide therein And.that is the great success. (4:13)

O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the (Prophetic) Messenger and those in authority from amongst you, then if you have a dispute concerning any matter, refer it to Allah and the (Prophetic) Messenger if you believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is better and very good in the end. (4:59)

And whoso obeys Allah and the (Prophetic) Messenger, they are with those to whom Allah has shown favour, of the prophets and the truthful and the martyrs and the righteous, and the best of company are they! (4:69)

Whoever obeys the (Prophetic) Messenger, indeed obeys Allah; and whoever turns away, so We have not sent you as a keeper over them. (4:80)

And the believing men and the believing women, they are protecting friends one of another; they enjoin the right and forbid the wrong, and they establish regular prayers and they pay the poor-due, and they obey Allah and His (Prophetic) Messenger. As for these, Allah will have mercy on them. Undoubtedly, Allah is Mighty, Wise. (9:71)

And he who obeys Allah and His (Prophetic) Messenger, and fears Allah, and keeps his duty (to Him): then these it is that are the successful. (24:52)

Say: Obey Allah and obey the (Prophetic) Messenger. But if you turn away, he is only responsible for the duty placed on him and you for that place on you, and if you obey him, you will be rightly guided. And the responsibility of the (Prophetic) Messenger is only to convey (the message) clearly.(24:54)

And establish regular prayer and pay the poor-due and obey the (Prophetic) Messenger, that mercy may be shown to you. (24:56)

He (Allah) will set right your deeds for you and will forgive you your sins, and whosoever obeys Allah and His (Prophetic) Messenger, he has indeed gained a mighty success.(33:71)

The desert dwellers say: We believe. Say (to them O beloved Prophet): You believe not, but rather say “We submit”, for the faith has not yet entered your hearts. But if you obey Allah and His (Prophetic) Messenger, He will not diminish anything of (the reward of) your deeds. Surely, Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. (49:14)

And obey Allah and obey the (Prophetic) Messenger; but if you turn away, then (know that) the duty of our (Prophetic) Messenger is only to convey (the message) clearly. (64:12)

  1. Follow the commands of Allah Sub’hanahu wa Ta’ala and of his Beloved Prophet
    Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam

And it befits not a believing man or a believing woman, when Allah and His (Prophetic) Messenger have decided a matter (for them), that they should (after that) claim any choice in their matter; and whoso disobeys Allah and His (Prophetic) Messenger, he surely goes astray in manifest error. (33:36)

  1. Whatever he gives you, take it

Whatever Allah has given to His (Prophetic) Messenger from the people of the towns, it is for Allah and for the (Prophetic) Messenger, and for the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, so that it may not (merely) make a circuit between the wealthy among you, and whatever the (Prophetic) Messenger gives you, take it and whatever he forbids you, abstain (from it), and fear Allah; surely Allah is severe in retributing (evil). (59:7)

  1. The reward of believing in him

O you who believe! Be in reverential awe of Allah and believe in His (Prophetic) Messenger. He will give you twofold of His mercy and will appoint for you a light wherein you shall walk, and will forgive you, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. (57:28)

WAGED JIHAD AMIDST PERSECUTION

  1. Non-believers plot to kill him

And when those who disbelieve plotted against you (O beloved Prophet) to confine you, or to kill you or to drive you away; and they plan, but Allah (also) had arranged a plan; and Allah is the best of planners. (8:30)

  1. His persecution

Permission (to fight) is given to those against whom war is made because they are oppressed; and Allah is indeed Able to help them;
Those who have been driven from their homes unjustly, only because they said: Our Lord is Allah, and had it not been for Allah’s repelling some men by means of others, then cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques, wherein the name of Allah is much remembered, would assuredly have been pulled down. And undoubtedly, Allah will help him who helps His cause. Surely, Allah is Most Strong, Almighty. (22:39-40)

  1. Commanded to fight alone for Allah Sub’hanahu wa Ta’ala

So fight (O beloved Prophet) in the way of Allah. You are not taxed (with the responsibility of anyone) except for yourself, and urge on the believers; maybe Allah will restrain the fierceness of those who disbelieve. And Allah is strongest in might and strongest in punishing. (4:84)

  1. He led Muslims in prayer while in battle

And when you (O beloved Prophet) are among them, then lead them in prayer; let only a party of them stand with you (to worship) and let them take their arms. Then when they have performed their prostrations, let them fall to the rear and let another party come that has not worshipped and let them worship with you, and let them take their precautions and their arms. Those who disbelieve long for you to neglect your arms and your baggage that they may attack you once for all. And there is no blame on you to lay aside your arms, if rain impedes you or if you are sick. But take your precautions. Surely, Allah has prepared for the disbelievers degrading punishment. (4:102)

  1. Allah asks him to seek peace

And if they incline to peace, then you also incline to it, and trust in Allah. Surely, He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing. (8:61)

  1. Allah helped him in Jihad

O you who believe! Remember Allah’s favour to you when there came against you forces, so We sent against them a strong wind and forces which you did not see, and Allah is Ever- Seeing what you do. (33:9)

  1. Allah made him victorious

When Allah’s help and the victory come. (110:1)

HIS MIRACLES

  1. Living Miracle: The Holy Qur’an

And if you are in doubt concerning that which We have revealed to Our bondman, then produce a chapter like it, and call your witnesses besides Allah if you are truthful. (2:23)

Say: If the mankind and the jinn should combine together to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce the like thereof though they were the helpers one of another. (17:88)

Then let them produce a discourse like it, if they are truthful. (52:34)

  1. Human Miracle: he changed people’s hearts

And when they hear what has been revealed to the (Prophetic) Messenger, you will see their eyes overflowing with tears because of their recognition of the truth. They say: Our Lord, we believe, then inscribe us as among the witnesses (of truth). (5:83)

  1. Heavenly Miracle: Isra’ and Mi’raj

Glorified be He Who carried His bondman by night from the Sacred Mosque to the al-Aqsa Mosque whose precincts We have blessed, so that We might show him of Our signs. Surely, He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing. (17:1)

Then he drew near, then he came closer
Till he was (distant) two bows’ length or even nearer.
Now He revealed to His bondman whatever He revealed.
The heart lied not in what he saw.
Will you then dispute with him concerning what he saw?
And indeed he saw him in another descent
By the lote-tree of the utmost boundary,
Near to which is the Garden of Abode.
When that which enshrouds did enshroud the lote-tree
The sight turned not aside nor exceed the limit..
Certainly, he saw of the greatest signs of his Lord. (53:8-18)

  1. Historic Miracle: Hijra; escaped while surrounded

If you help him not, indeed Allah helped him when those who disbelieve drove him forth, (with him was) the second of the two; when they were both in the cave, when he said to his companion: Grieve not, surely, Allah is with us. Then Allah caused His peace of reassurance to descend upon him and supported him with forces which you did not see, and made the word of those who disbelieved the lowest, while Allah’s Word, that is the highest, and Allah is Mighty, Wise. (9:40)

  1. The miracle of the battle of Badr: Victory against all odds

And Allah had certainly assisted you at Badr, when you were weak. So fear Allah in order that you may be thankful.
When you said to the believers: Is it not sufficient for you that Your Lord should assist you with three thousand of the angels sent down?
Yes, if you remain patient and fear Allah, and they attack you suddenly, your Lord will help you with five thousand angels marked out (for your help). (3:123-125)

  1. The splitting of the moon

The Hour drew near and the moon was split (in two).
And if they see a sign, they turn away and say: (This is) perpetual magic. (54:1-2)

INTERCESSOR (SHAFI’)

  1. Allah appointed him as an intercessor to plead for people’s forgiveness

And, it is by the mercy of Allah that you were gentle with them (O beloved Prophet), for if you had been stern and fierce of heart they would have dispersed from around about you. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them and consult with them upon the conduct of affairs. And when you are resolved, then put your trust in Allah. Surely, Allah loves those who trust. (3:159)

And We did not send any (Prophetic) Messenger but that he should be obeyed by the permission of Allah. And if, when they were unjust to themselves, they had but come to you and asked forgiveness of Allah, and the (Prophetic) Messenger had asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah Forgiving, Merciful. (4:64)

O Prophet! When the believing women come to you, taking oath of allegiance to you that they will ascribe nothing as partner to Allah, and will not steal and will not commit adultry and will not kill their children, and will not produce any calumny, forging it between their hands and feet (regarding birth), nor disobey you in what is good, then accept their allegiance and ask forgiveness for them from Allah. Surely, Allah is Forgiving, Merciful! (60:12)

  1. An accepted intercessor

They will have no power of intercession save him who has made a covenant with the Most Beneficent. (19:87)

On that Day no intercession avails except of him to whom the Most Beneficent has given permission and whose word He is pleased with. (20:109)

  1. His prayers a solace for hearts

Realise the poor-due out of their wealth, to purify them and cleanse them therewith, and pray for them. Surely, your prayer is a solace for them. And Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (9:103)

Effective Dawah to Mankind Through the Qur’an and the Sunnah

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Allah (سبحانه و تعالى)  is the Rabb (the Only God, Cherisher and Sustainer), the King (or Ruler) and the God (Judge) of mankind (114:1-6).  He (سبحانه و تعالى) makes it clear that the religion before Him is Islam (3:19).  He was the One Who sent down  (step by step), in truth, the Book (the Qur’an)  as a guide to mankind (3:2-4).  He says that Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)  is not only the Seal of the Prophets (33:40), but he is also His Universal Messenger to the whole mankind (34:28). Allah the Almighty inspired him (18:110; 53:4, 10) with the Truth (4: 170).  He sent the Qur’an to him to lead forth from the depths of Darkness into Light those who believe and do righteousness (65:10-11).  Islam, therefore, is the true universal religion the Light for the whole mankind.  As such, Da’wah should cater to all humanity, both Muslims and non-Muslims alike irrespective of their race, nationality, sex, social and economic status and other differences.

Since Islam is the religion for the whole mankind, it is a Sunnah for us Muslims to invite mankind to Islam.  We should start doing Da’wah to our respective families, relatives and close friends. This is the Sunnah of the Prophet  (ﷺ).  The first people that the Prophet  (ﷺ) invited to Islam were: his wife Khadija, his cousin Ali  (رضي الله عنه), and his closest friend Abu Bakr  (رضي الله عنه).  We should invite our nearest relatives to righteousness as Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) has enjoined us to admonish or warn them (26:214). We read in the following Hadîth how Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) himself invited his nearest kinsmen:

Abu Hurairah  (رضي الله عنه) narrated that when (this verse) was revealed to him: “Warn your nearest kinsmen” (26:214), Allah’s Messenger () said,  “O people of Quraish, buy yourselves from Allah (i.e., Secure deliverance from Allah by doing good deeds.). I cannot avail you at all against Allah.  O ‘Abbas Bin ‘Abd Al-Muttalib, I cannot avail you at all against Allah. O Safiya (aunt of Allah’s Messenger (s.a.w.s)), I cannot avail you at all against Allah. O Fatimah, (daughter of Allah’s Messenger ()) ask me whatever you like, but I cannot avail you at all against Allah.”    (Muslim1/402)

We Du’at have to share our authentic knowledge of Islam (based on the Qur’an and the Sunnah) to our fellow Muslims including the new reverts to Islam.  It is not enough that they declare the Shahadah. They have to learn more about Islam. We should remember that many of our fellow Muslims, because of ignorance or lack of knowledge of Islam, are out of the fold of Islam.  They do not have the right Islamic aqeeda (belief). Their belief, sayings and actions do not conform to the Qur’an and the Sunnah.   We see them clinging to various sects which have strayed outside the Right Path.  We must share them our knowledge of the Qur’an and the Sunnah.  It is for their guidance that they follow and stick to the Sunnah or Way of the universal messenger to the whole mankind, Prophet Muhammad  (ﷺ); otherwise they will be among the people of the Hell Fire:

‘Abdullah Bin Amr  (رضي الله عنه) narrated that Allah’s Messenger  () said, “There will befall my Ummah exactly (all those) evils which befell the people of Isra’il, so much so that if there was one amongst them who openly committed fornication with his mother,  there will be among my Ummah one who will do that; and if the people of Isra’il were fragmented into seventy-two sects my Ummah will be fragmented into seventy-three sects. All of them will be in Hell Fire except one sect.” They (the Companions) said: “Allah’s Messenger, which is that?” Whereupon he ( said: “It is one to which I and my companions belong.”  (Tirmidhi 171)

Another reason why we have to do Da’wah  to our fellow Muslims is to make our invitation to non-Muslims easy.  Most non-Muslims base their understanding of Islam on what they see from the Muslims. Unfortunately, many Muslims are not practicing Islam in accordance with the Qur’an and the Sunnah.  Their non-Islamic character and behaviors discourage non-Muslims from entering into Islam.  We have to share our correct knowledge and understanding of Islam with our fellow Muslims and at the same time encourage them to seek more knowledge of the Truth in order to correct their aqeeda (belief).  They should work for the highest goal that is the eternal peace and prosperity in Paradise where they can achieve the greatest Bliss the Good Pleasure of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى).  That is the supreme triumph (9:72).

As Muslims, we have to exert more efforts in conveying the Divine Message to the non-Muslims.  We have to guide them to Islam because if they die rejecting the Qur’an and the Sunnah, they will suffer in the Hell-fire forever as stressed by Allah in the following Qur’anic verses:

“But those who disobey Allah and His Messenger and transgress His limits will be admitted to a Fire, to abide therein.  And they shall have a humiliating punishment.”  (Qur’an  4:14)

“Those who reject Our Signs, We shall soon cast into the Fire; as often as their skins are roasted through. We shall change them for fresh skins, that they may taste the Chastisement: for Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise.”   (Qur’an 4:56)

“Those who disbelieve, among the People of the Book and among the Polytheists, will be in hell-fire, to dwell therein (for aye).  They are the worst of creatures.”  (Qur’an 98:6)

To be staying in the hell-fire even for seconds is a grievous chastisement, how much more if it will be forever?  Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful has commanded us Muslims to invite all (people) to Islam. It is His way to give chance to the non-believers to be saved from the torment of the hell-fire.  Let us therefore strive hard and cooperate in inviting the whole mankind to the Right Path, Islam.

If we want to be successful Du’at, we must do Da’wah based on Allah’s injunctions in the Qur’an and the Sunnah as narrated in the authentic Ahadîth .  For our deeds to be rewarded we should be reminded of the following Qur’anic verse to obey Allah (سبحانه و تعالى)  and His Messenger  (ﷺ):

 “O you who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger (Muhammad) and render not vain your deeds.”  (Qur’an 47:33)

The Qur’an and (the Sunnah of) Allah’s Messenger  (ﷺ) both serve as Allah’s mercy to us.  Allah the Almighty says about His Book:

 “For We had certainly sent unto them a Book based on knowledge, which We explained in detail a guide and a Mercy to all who believe.”   (Qur’an 7:52)

“. . .   We have sent down to you the Book explaining all things, a guide a Mercy, and glad tidings to Muslims.”   (Qur’an 16:89)

Allah (سبحانه و تعالى)  tells us about His Messenger  (ﷺ):

“We sent you not (O Muhammad), but as a Mercy for all creatures.”  (Qur’an 21:107)

“… Yet you (O Muhammad) were sent as a Mercy from your Rabb to give warning to a people to whom no Warner had come before you in order that they may receive admonition.”  (Qur’an 28:46)

It is a must that in doing Da’wah, we do it with Hikmah (wisdom as defined in the Qur’an and the Sunnah). To be able to do this, we must follow the characteristics and manners of Allah’s Messenger  (ﷺ). Allah’sMessenger  (ﷺ) possesses an exalted standard of character (i.e., sublime morals) (68:4) and is an excellent example for us to follow. Allah (سبحانه وتعالى)  says:

“Indeed in Allah’s Messenger (Muhammad) you have an excellent example to follow for him who hopes in (meeting with) Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much.”   (33:21)

 In an authentic Hadîth we read that the Prophet (s.a.w.s) himself said: Abu Hurairah (رضي الله عنه) narrated that Allah’s Messenger () said,  “I have been sent (as a Messenger) in the best of all generations of Adam’s offspring since the Creation.”  (Bukhari 4/757)

For our guidance and success, we should follow Allah’s Messenger  (ﷺ).   Allah the Most High tells us:

“Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (Scriptures); in the Torah and the Gospel; for he commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil.  He allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure).  He releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them.  So it is those who believe in him, honor him, help him, and follow the Light which is sent down with him, it is they who will prosper.”    (Qur’an 7: 157)

As Du’at, we should excel in our manners and character.  We should take inspiration from the following Ahadîth: ‘Abdullah Bin Amr (رضي الله عنه) narrated that Allah’s Messenger () said,  “…The best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character.”       (Bukhari 4/759)

Abu Hurairah  (رضي الله عنه) narrated that the Prophet  () said, “Among the Muslims the most perfect, as regards his faith, is the one whose character is excellent, and the best among you are those who treat their wives well.”    (Tirmidhi 628)

Abu Darda (رضي الله عنه)  narrated that the Prophet  () said, “There is nothing heavier than good character put in the scale of a believer on the Day of Resurrection.” (Abu Dawud 4781)

Abu Darda (رضي الله عنه) narrated that the Prophet  () said, “Nothing is weightier in the scales of a believer on the Day of Judgement than his good behavior.  Allah treats with displeasure a person who is given to loose and vulgar talk.”  (Tirmidhi 626)

Abu Umamah (رضي الله عنه) narrated that the Prophet  () said,  “I guarantee a house in the surroundings of Paradise for a man who avoids quarrelling even if he were in the right;  a house in the middle of Paradise for a man who avoids lying even if he were joking; and a house in the upper part of Paradise for a man who made his character good.”  (Abu Dawud 4782)

Abdur Rahman Bin Ghanam (رضي الله عنه) and Asma Bint Yazid (رضي الله عنه) narrated that the Prophet (s.a.w.s) said, “The best servants of Allah are those who, when they are seen, cause Allah to be remembered. The worst servants of Allah are those who go about slandering, who separate friends, and seek to distress the upright.”   (Tirmidhi 4871 and Ahmad)

It is necessary that we behave in accordance with the Qur’an and the Sunnah.  We should aim to reach the highest category of Muslims.   We should try not only to be very good Muslims (those who perform the five pillars of Islam) or Mu’minoon (Faithful Muslims who believe in the six articles of faith); but also to be Mu’hsinoon or Muttaqoon (God-conscious, God-fearing Muslims who are righteous, pious and restrain  as well as guard themselves from evil).  We should remember that non-Muslims, in general, judge Islam according to the actual behaviors and conducts of the Muslims.  Unfortunately, many Muslims do not follow the Qur’an and the Sunnah. Only a few are Muslimoon (practicing Muslims). Very few are Mu’minoon (Faithful Muslims) and Mu’hsinoon or Muttaqoon.  Many fall into the category of Mushrikoon (polytheists or those who associate partners with Allah) and Munafiqoon (the hypocrites) out of ignorance or lack of knowledge of Islam. Many others cling to secularism and bid’ah and thus adopt the belief and manners contrary to Islam based on the Qu’ran and the Sunnah.   This fact should be made known very clearly to the non-Muslims in our Da’wah after explaining to them the basic concepts of Islam, especially Tawhîd.  In this way they will stop identifying Islam with those who are Muslims only in name. Our explanation of the levels of practicing Muslims must be based on the following Hadîth:

Abu Hurairah  (رضي الله عنه) narrated that one day while the Prophet ( was sitting in the company of some people, (The angel) Gabriel came and asked, “What is faith?” Allah’s Messenger()
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 replied, “Faith is to believe in Allah, His angels, (the) meeting with Him, His Messengers, and  to believe  in Resurrection.” Then he further asked, “What is Islam?” Allah’s Messenger ()
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 replied, “To worship Allah Alone and none else, to offer prayers perfectly to pay the compulsory charity (Zakat) and to observe fasts during the month of Ramadan.”  Then he further asked, “What is Ihsan (perfection)?” Allah’s Messenger ()
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 replied, “To worship Allah as if you see Him, and if you cannot achieve this state of devotion then you must consider that He is looking at you.”  … Then that man (Gabriel) left and the Prophet () asked his companions to call him back, but they could not see him. Then the Prophet () said, “That was Gabriel who came to teach the people their religion.” Abu ‘Abdullah said: “He (the Prophet () considered all that as a part of faith.”  (Bukhari 1/47, 6/300 and Muslim 1)

We have to make it clear to the non-Muslims that the non-practicing Muslims destroy their lives by indulging in such immoral practices as adulteries and fornication, drinking intoxicants, drug addictions, gambling, usury, graft and corruption, stealing, swindling, abductions, rebellions and the like.  With their non-Islamic behaviors they create very bad image not only for the Muslims but also for Islam as a whole.  We have to stress that the Muslims they encounter or observe are actually non-practicing Muslims.  If ever they dislike their behavior it is because they do not act in accordance with the teachings of Islam.  Islam teaches righteousness and the best manners to the whole mankind.  We should invite them to Islam through the Qur’an and the Sunnah.  We should advise them not to judge Islam with the way non-practicing Muslims behave.  They should not confine their knowledge of Islam to the negative propaganda of the anti-Islamic writers.  It is for their divine guidance that they should read the Qur’an and the authentic Ahadîth as well as books, articles and other reading materials written by Muslim scholars based on these two revealed authentic Islamic teachings.  They should be objective and rational by learning and understanding the truth about Islam.  What we are going to present to them is the Truth based on the Qur’an and the Sunnah.  Thus, we should not only equip ourselves with the knowledge of the Truth according to the Qur’an and the Sunnah, but also do Da’wah according to the said revealed sources.

دعاء ختم القرآن الكريم (Dua after completion of Quran)

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الحمد لله رب العالمين.. الرحمن الرحيم.. مالك يوم الدين.. الحمد لله الذى بنعمته تتم الصالحات.. الحمد لله كما ينبغى لجلال وجهه وعظيم سلطانه..

الْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ وَجَعَلَ الظُّلُمَاتِ وَالنُّورَ ثُمَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ بِرَبِّهِم يَعْدِلُونَ (1) هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُم مِّن طِينٍ ثُمَّ قَضَى أَجَلاً وَأَجَلٌ مُّسمًّى عِندَهُ ثُمَّ أَنتُمْ تَمْتَرُونَ (2) وَهُوَ اللّهُ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَفِي الأَرْضِ يَعْلَمُ سِرَّكُمْ وَجَهرَكُمْ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا تَكْسِبُونَ (3) (الأنعام)

وَعِنْدَهُ مَفَاتِحُ الْغَيْبِ لا يَعْلَمُهَا إِلَّا هُوَ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ وَمَا تَسْقُطُ مِنْ وَرَقَةٍ إِلَّا يَعْلَمُهَا وَلا حَبَّةٍ فِي ظُلُمَاتِ الأَرْضِ وَلا رَطْبٍ وَلا يَابِسٍ إِلَّا فِي كِتَابٍ مُبِينٍ (الأنعام:59)

سُبحان فالق الحب والنوى.. يُخرج الحى من الميت.. ومُُخرج الميت من الحى.. ذلكم الله.. ذلكم الله فأنى تؤفكون..

سُبحان فالق الإصباح.. وجاعل الليل سكناً والشمس والقمر حُسبانا.. وَجَعَلَ اللَّيْلَ سَكَناً وَالشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ حُسْبَاناً ذَلِكَ تَقْدِيرُ الْعَزِيزِ الْعَلِيمِ (الأنعام:96)

سبُحان الذى جعل لنا النجوم لنهتدى بها فى ظُلمات البر والبحر..

سبُحان الذى أنشأنا من نفس واحدةِ فمُستقرُ ومستودع..

سُبحان الذى أنزل من السماءِ ماءَ.. فأخرج به نباتَ كل شئ.. فأخرج منه خضِرا.. نُخرج منه حباً مُتراكِبا.. وَمِنَ النَّخْلِ مِن طَلْعِهَا قِنْوَانٌ دَانِيَةٌ وَجَنَّاتٍ مِّنْ أَعْنَابٍ وَالزَّيْتُونَ وَالرُّمَّانَ مُشْتَبِهاً وَغَيْرَ مُتَشَابِهٍ ‏…” ‏(الأنعام:99).

أُنظروا إلى ثمرهِ إذا أثمر وينعهِ.. سُبحان الله..

سُبحان … بَدِيعُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ أَنَّى يَكُونُ لَهُ وَلَدٌ وَلَمْ تَكُنْ لَهُ صَاحِبَةٌ وَخَلَقَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ (101) ذَلِكُمُ اللَّهُ رَبُّكُمْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ خَالِقُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ فَاعْبُدُوهُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَكِيلٌ (102) لَا تُدْرِكُهُ الْأَبْصَارُ وَهُوَ يُدْرِكُ الْأَبْصَارَ وَهُوَ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ (103)(الأنعام)

الحمد لله الذى هدانا لهذا.. وما كُنا لنهتدى لولا أن هدانا الله.. الحمد لله الذى أنزل على عبده الكتابَ ولم يجعل له عوجا.. قيماً لينذر بأسا شديدا من لدنه ويبشر المؤمنين الذى يعملون الصالحات أن لهم أجرا حسنا..

الحمد لله الذى له ما فى السماوات وما فى الأرض.. وله الحمد فى الآخره.. وهو الحكيم الخبير.. يعلم ما يلج فى الأرض وما يخرج منها وما ينزل من السماء وما يعرج فيها.. وهو الرحيم الغفور.. الحمد لله فاطر السماوات والأرض.. جاعل الملائكة رُسلا.. أولى أجنحة مثنى وثلاث ورُباع.. يزيد فى الخلق ما يشاء.. إن الله على كل شئ قدير.. ما يفتح الله للناس من رحمهٍ فلا مُمسِكَ لها.. وما يُمسِك فلا مُرسل لهُ من بعدِه.. وهو العزيز الحكيم..

اللهم صلِ على نبينا مُحمد.. طب القلوبِ ودوائِها.. ونور الأبصار وضيائِها..

اللهم صلِ على نبينا مُحمد.. خير من أفطر وصام.. وحج وقام.. ونال أعلى مقام.. خير من حج واعتمر.. وخير من بَشَرَ وأنذر.. وخير من أمر بالمعروف.. وخير من نهى عن المُنكر..

اللهم صلِ على نبينا مُحمد فى الأولين.. وفى الآخرين.. وفى كل وقتِ وحين.. وفى الملأ الأعلى إلى يوم الدين.. نُشهدُك يا ربنا أنه قد بلغ الرساله.. وأدى الأمانه.. ونَصحَ الأمُه.. وكشف الغُمه.. ومحا الظُلمة.. وجاهد فى سبيلك حتى أتاه اليقين..

اللهم أجزه عنا خير ما جزيت به نبياً عن قومه.. ورسولاً عن رسالته.. وأحيينا على سُنته.. وأمتنا على مِلته.. وأحشرنا تحت لوائه.. واسقنا من يده الشريفة شربة هنيئه مريئه لا نظمأ بعدها أبدا..

اللهم كما آمنا به ولم نره فلا تفرق بيننا وبينه حتى تُدخلنا مُدخَله.. وعلى آله وصحبه حق قدره ومقداره العظيم..

اللهم اهدنا فيمن هديت.. وعافنا فيمن عافيت.. وتولنا فيمن توليت.. وبارك لنا فيما أعطيت.. وقنا واصرف عنا شر ما قضيت.. نستغفرك ونتوب إليك.. ونؤمنُ بك ونتوكلُ عليك.. ونُثنى عليك الخير كُله.. أنت الغنى ونحن الفقراء إليك..
اللهم أنت ربنا لا إله إلا أنت خلقتنا ونحن عبيدُك ونحن على عهدك ووعدك ما استطعنا.. نعوذُ بك من شر ما صنعنا.. ونبوء لك بنعمتك علينا.. ونبوء بذنوبنا.. فاغفر لنا.. فإنه لا يغفر الذنوب إلا أنت.. يا مُجيب السائلين.. يا مُجيب دعوة المضطرين.. يا رحمن الدنيا والآخرة ورحيمهما.. نسألُكَ يا ربنا باسمك الأعظم الذى إذا دُعيتَ به أجبتنا.. وإذا سئلت به أعطيتنا.. وإذا استُرحِمت به رحمتنا.. وإذا استُفرجِت به فرجتَ عنا.. يا حنان.. يا منان.. يا حى يا قيوم.. نسألك يا ربنا فى ختام شهرنا هذا.. وفى ليلتنا هذه.. لعلها تكون ليلة القدر.. نسألك يا ربنا ألا تحرمنا أجرها.. اللهم لا تحرمنا أجرها.. وعفوها.. وخيرها.. وفضلها.. وبركتها.. اعتق رقابنا من النار.. ورقاب آبائنا.. وأُمهاتنا.. ولمن كان له حقُ علينا.. ولجميع المسلمين والمسلمات.. والمؤمنين والمؤمنات.. الأحياء منهم والأموات.. إنك يا مولانا سميع قريب مُجيب الدعوات..

اللهم إنك عفوُ تُحبُ العفو فاعفو عنا.. أمرتنا بالعفو عمن ظلمنا.. وإننا ظلمنا أنفُسنا.. وأنت أولى بالعفو مِنا.. أمرتنا بالتصدُقِ على فُقرائِنا.. وإننا فُقرائُكَ يا الله.. وأنت أولى بالتصدق علينا.. يا جليل.. يا كريم.. يا حليم.. يا عظيم.. يا قادر.. يا مقتدر.. اكفنا بحلالك عن حرامك.. وبطاعتك عن معصيتك.. وبفضلك وجودك وكرمك عمن سواك.. يا أرحم الراحمين.. يا أكرم الأكرمين..

اللهم برحمتك الواسعه عُمنا.. واكفنا شر ما اهمَنا وغمَنا.. وعلى الإيمان الكامل والكتاب والسُنة جمعاً توفنا.. وأنت راضٍ عنا..
اللهم ارض عنا.. وعلى طاعتك اعِنا.. ومن شر خلقك سلِمنا.. ولغيركَ لا تكلنا.. يا حى يا قيوم.. برحمتك نستغيث.. ومن عذابك نستجير.. اصلح لنا شأننا كُله.. يا غفار الذنوب..

اللهم إن كُنا قد عصيناك.. فقد تركنا من معاصيك أبغضُها.. وهى الإشراكُ بك.. حيث قُلت فى كتابِك.. إن الله لا يغفر أن يُشرك به ويغفر ما دون ذلك لمن يشاء.. فاغفر لنا ما دون ذلك.. فقد أسرفنا على انفُسِنا.. وأمرتنا يا ربنا ألا نقنط من رحمتك.. وقُلت فى كتابك.. قُل يا عبادى الذين أسرفوا على أنفُسهم لا تقنطوا من رحمة الله.. سُبحانك تغفر الذنوب جميعا.. إنك أنت الغفور الرحيم.. وإن كُنا يا ربنا قد قصرنا عن طاعتك.. فقد تمسكنا بأحبها إليك.. وهو شهادة أن لا إله إلا الله.. وأن مُحمداً رسول الله..

اللهم اجعل آخر كلامنا من الدنيا شهادة أن لا إله إلا الله.. وأن مُحمداً رسول الله..

اللهم انفعنا بفضلها.. واجعلنا من خيار أهلها.. واجعلنا عند الموت ناطقين بها.. يا كاسى العظام لحما بعد الموت.. نسألك توبة قبل الموت.. وراحة عند الموت.. ومغفرة بعد الموت.. وعفواً عند الحساب.. وأماناً من العذاب.. كما نسألُك نصيبا من الجنة.. نسألك رضاك والجنة.. ونعوذ بك من سخط والنار.. نعوذ برضاك من سخطك.. وبمُعافاتك من عقوبتك.. وبك منك لا نُحصى ثناءً عليك.. لا نُصحى ثناءً عليك.. أنت كما أثنيت على نفسك.. جل وجهُك.. وعز جاهُك.. تفعلُ ما تشاءُ بقدرتك.. وتحكم ما تُريد بعزتك.. يا حى يا قيوم يا بديع السماوات والأرض يا ذا الجلال والإكرام.. يا قوى يا متين.. ضعفاء فقوى فى رضاك ضعفنا.. مذنبون فاغفر لنا.. مقصرون فاعفو عنا.. مختلفون فوحدنا.. متفرقون فاجمعنا.. أذلةُ فأعزنا.. مغلوبون فانصرنا.. حيارى فاهدنا.. مرضى فاشفنا.. تقبل دعائنا.. أجب دعوتنا.. سدد ألسنتنا.. ارحم فى الدنيا غُربتنا.. وفى القبور وحشتنا.. وثبِت تحت التُراب حُجتنا.. وارحم موقفنا غدا عرايا بين يديك..

اللهم ارحمنا إذا حُمَِلنا على الأعناق.. وبلغت التراقى وقيل من راق.. وظنَ أنَه الفراق.. والتفت الساقُ بالساق.. إليك يا ربنا يومئذٍ المساق.. ارحمنا يوم تبدل الأرضُ غير الأرضِ والسماوات.. ارحمنا يوم يفرُ المرء من أخيه.. وأمه وأبيه.. وصاحبته وبنيه..

اللهم ارحمنا فإنك بنا راحم.. لا تعذبنا فأنت علينا قادر.. الطُف بنا يا مولانا فيما جرت به المقادير.. أحسن ختامنا.. حسٍَن أخلاقنا.. حتى نعفو عمن ظلمنا.. ونُعطى من حرمنا.. ونَصِل من قطعنا.. يا رحمن يا رحيم.. يا مؤنس كل وحيد.. يا صاحب كل فريد.. يا قريباً غير بعيد.. يا غالباً غير مغلوب.. يا من لا يهُزمُ جُنده.. ولا يُغلبُ أمره.. اُنصُر دينك الإسلام.. ارفع راية الإسلام على العالمين.. نكس راية أعداء الإسلام.. فى أسفل الأسفلين..اللهم لا تبقى منهم أحدا.. وأحصهم عددا.. وأقتُلهُم بدَدَا.. أحزنهم كما أحزنونا.. أغضبهم كما اغضبونا.. آفكهم كما آفكونا.. اللهم أذلهم شر إذلال.. واجعل عاقبتهم ومآلهم شر مآل.. اللهم إنهم مًفسدون فى الأرض.. وكلما اوقدوا ناراً للحرب أطفئتها يا الله.. ويسعون فى الأرضِ فسادا.. وسُبحانك لا تُحبُ المفسدين.. خُذهم أخذ عزيز مقتدر.. أرِنا فيهم عجائب قدرتك.. أرنا فيهم بأسك الذى لا يُرد عن القوم المجرمين.. لا تجعل للكافرين على المؤمنين سبيلا.. إن كُنا لسنا أهلا لتأييدك ونصرك فانصر دينك الإسلام..

نشكو إليك ضعف قوتنا.. وقلة حيلتنا.. وهواننا على الناس.. أنت ربُ المستضعفين.. وأنت ربُنا.. إلى من تكِلُنا.. إلى بعيد يتجهمُنا.. أم إلى عدو ملكتهُ أمرنا.. إن لم يكن بك علينا غضب فلا نُبالى.. ولكن عافيتك أوسعُ لنا.. نعوذُ بنور وجهك الذى اشرقت له الظُلمات.. وصلُحَ عليه أمرُ الدنيا والآخره.. من أن تُنزِل بنا غضبك.. أو تُحل علينا سخطك.. لك العُتبى حتى ترضى.. ولا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله العلى العظيم..

يا من يحولُ بين المرء وقلبه.. حُل بيننا وبين فتنة الدنيا وظُلم العباد.. حُل بيننا وبين القوم الظالمين.. يا من يحولُ بين المرء وقلبه.. حُل بيننا وبين الشياطين.. نعوذُ بك من همزات الشياطين.. ونعوذ بك ربنا أن يحضرون..

اللهم رب السماوات السبع وما أظلت.. ورب الأرضين وما أقلت.. ورب الشياطين وما أضلت.. كُن لنا جارً من شر خلقك أجمعين.. أن يفرُط علينا أحد منهم أو أن يطغى.. عز جارك.. وجل ثناؤك.. وتبارك اسمُك.. ولا إله غيرُك.. لا إله إلا أنت..

يا ناصر المستضعفين.. وراحم الضُعفاء والمساكين.. إرحم ضعف إخواننا فى فلسطين.. وفى كشمير.. وفى بورما.. وفى كل أرضٍ يُحارب فيه الإسلام.. اللهم ارحم شُهداء المسلمين.. اللهم ارحمهم وعافهم واعفو عنهم.. وأكرم نُزُلهم.. ووسِع مُدخَلهُم.. لا تحرمنا أجرهم.. لا تفتنا بعدهم.. اغفر لنا ولهم..

سُبحانك أنت الذى خلقتنا وتهدينا.. وأنت الذى تُطعمنا وتسقينا.. وإذا مرضنا فأنت تشفينا.. وأنت الذى تُميتُنا ثم تُحيِينا.. ربنا نطمع أن تغفر لنا خطيأتنا يوم الدين.. ربنا هب لنا حُكما.. والحقنا بالصالحين.. واجعل لنا لسان صدق فى الآخرين.. واجعلنا من ورثة جنة النعيم.. واغفر لنا أجمعين.. واغفر لأبائنا وأمهاتنا.. واغفر لنا ولهم أجمعين.. وهب المُسيئين منا للمُحسنين.. ولا تُخزنا يوم يبعثون.. يوم لا ينفع مالُ ولا بنون.. إلا من أتاك يا ربنا بقلب سليم.. نسألك قلبا سليما.. نسألك قلبا خاشعا.. ورزقا واسعا.. حلالاً طيبا.. ويقيناً صادقا.. ودعاءً مُستجابا.. وعملاً صالحاً مُتقبلا.. نعوذ بك يا ربنا من علم لا ينفع.. وعمل لا يُرفع.. وعين لا تدمع.. ونفس لا تشبع.. ومن دُعاءِ لا يُسمع..

يا من بيده إصلاح القلوب.. أصلح فساد قلوبنا.. وأصلح أحوالنا.. وأصلح ولاة أمورنا.. وأصلح نسائنا.. وبناتنا.. وأصلح شبابنا.. واحفظنا وإياهم من الفتن ما ظهر منها وما بطن.. اللهم ادبنا وإياهم بأدب القرآن.. وأدب الإسلام.. وأدب سُنة خير الأنام.. واجعل بلادنا آمنة مطمئنة سخاءً رخاءً وسائر بلاد المسلمين..

اللهم أعد علينا رمضان أعواما عديده.. وأزمنة مديده.. واجعل أيامنا كلها كأيام رمضان.. فى البر والإحسان.. والصلاة القرآن..
يا حنان.. يا منان.. يا من لا يغفُلُ ولا ينام.. يا قاضى الحاجات.. ويا مُجيب الدعوات.. اجعل جمعنا هذا جمعاً مرحوما.. وتفرقنا من بعده تفرقا معصوما.. لا تجعل فينا ولا منا ولا معنا شقيا ولا محروما..

يا رب العالمين.. تقبل منا إنك انت السميع العليم.. تُب علينا إنك أنت التواب الرحيم.. لا تصرفنا من هذا المقام العظيم وفى هذا الشهر الكريم إلا بذنب مغفور.. وسعى مشكور.. وعمل صالح متقبل مبرور.. وتوبة خالصة لوجهك الكريم..
يا قاضى الحاجات.. ويا مُجيب الدعوات.. اقضى حوائجنا وحوائج السائلين.. وصلى الله على نبينا مُحمد.. وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم تسليماً كثيرا.. والحمد لله رب العالمين..

 

 

Six Quranic Verses of Healing: Ayat Ash-Shifa (آيات الشفاء السبع)

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 وَيَشْفِ صُدُورَ قَوْمٍ مُّؤْمِنِينَ

Wa yashfi sudoora qawmin mumineena

And [God] shall heal the breast of the believers. (at-Tawba, 9:14)

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَاءتْكُم مَّوْعِظَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَشِفَاء لِّمَا فِي الصُّدُورِ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ

Yaa ayyuha an-naasu qad ja’atkum maw`izhatun min rabbikum wa shifaun limaa fee as-sudoori wa hudan wa rahmatun lil-mumineen

Mankind there has come to you a guidance from your Lord and a healing for (the diseases) in your hearts, and for those who believe a guidance and a mercy. (Yunus, 10:57)

َيخْرُجُ مِن بُطُونِهَا شَرَابٌ مُّخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَانُهُ فِيهِ شِفَاء لِلنَّاسِ

Yakhruju min butooniha sharaabun mukhtalifun alwaanuhu feehi shifaun lin-naas

There issues from within the bodies of the bee a drink of varying colors wherein is healing for mankind. (an-Nahl, 16:69)

وَنُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ مَا هُوَ شِفَاء وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ

Wa nunazzilu mina al-qurani ma huwa shifaun wa rahmatun lil-mumineen

And We sent down in the Quran such things that have healing and mercy for the believers (an-Najm, 17:82)

وَإِذَا مَرِضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ

Wa idha maridtu fahuwa yashfeeni

And when I am ill, it is [God] who cures me.” (ash-Shu`ara, 26:80) (A supplication of Prophet Abraham [as])

قُلْ هُوَ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا هُدًى وَشِفَاء

Qul huwa lil-ladheena amanoo hudan wa shifaun

And declare (O Muhammad) that [the Quran] is a guidance and healing for the believers. (al-Fussilat, 41:44)

Ruqyah Treatment

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Ruqyah in Islam is the recitation of the Quran, seeking of refuge in Allah, remembrance and supplications that are used as a means of treating sicknesses and other problems as the Quran is a source of healing.

This can be done to cure evil eye, possession of Jinn, envy and black magic. The secret behind this is that one puts his full trust, reliance and dependence only on Allah, the source of all healing and cure.

The Blessed Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و سلم) said that the best remedy is Qur’an.

[Quran,17:82]

And  We  send  down  of  the  Qur’an  that  which  is  healing  and  mercy  for  the  believers, but  it  does  not  increase  the  wrongdoers  except  in  loss.

These chapters/verses that should be recited as much as possible include:

Surah Ikhlas (112:1-4)

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ

اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ

لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ

وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ

Surah Falaq (113:1-5)

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ

مِن شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ

وَمِن شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ

وَمِن شَرِّ النَّفَّاثَاتِ فِي الْعُقَدِ

وَمِن شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ

Surah Naas (114:1-6)

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ

مَلِكِ النَّاسِ

إِلَٰهِ النَّاسِ

مِن شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ

الَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ النَّاسِ

مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَالنَّاسِ

Al-‘Anbyā‘ (21:87)

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

لَّا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا أَنتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

Surah Fatiha (1:1-7)

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ

إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ

Ayatul Kursi (2:255)

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ ۚ لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ ۚ لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ مَن ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِندَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِ ۚ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ ۖ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلَّا بِمَا شَاءَ ۚ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ ۖ وَلَا يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا ۚ وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ

Sura A’raaf (7: 117-122)

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

وَأَوْحَيْنَا إِلَىٰ مُوسَىٰ أَنْ أَلْقِ عَصَاكَ ۖ فَإِذَا هِيَ تَلْقَفُ مَا يَأْفِكُونَ

فَوَقَعَ الْحَقُّ وَبَطَلَ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ

فَغُلِبُوا هُنَالِكَ وَانقَلَبُوا صَاغِرِينَ

وَأُلْقِيَ السَّحَرَةُ سَاجِدِينَ

قَالُوا آمَنَّا بِرَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

رَبِّ مُوسَىٰ وَهَارُونَ

Surah Yunnus (10:79-82)

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

وَقَالَ فِرْعَوْنُ ائْتُونِي بِكُلِّ سَاحِرٍ عَلِيمٍ

فَلَمَّا جَاءَ السَّحَرَةُ قَالَ لَهُم مُّوسَىٰ أَلْقُوا مَا أَنتُم مُّلْقُونَ

فَلَمَّا أَلْقَوْا قَالَ مُوسَىٰ مَا جِئْتُم بِهِ السِّحْرُ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَيُبْطِلُهُ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُصْلِحُ عَمَلَ الْمُفْسِدِينَ

وَيُحِقُّ اللَّهُ الْحَقَّ بِكَلِمَاتِهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُجْرِمُونَ

Surah Taha (20:68-70)

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

قُلْنَا لَا تَخَفْ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْأَعْلَىٰ

وَأَلْقِ مَا فِي يَمِينِكَ تَلْقَفْ مَا صَنَعُوا ۖ إِنَّمَا صَنَعُوا كَيْدُ سَاحِرٍ ۖ وَلَا يُفْلِحُ السَّاحِرُ حَيْثُ أَتَىٰ

فَأُلْقِيَ السَّحَرَةُ سُجَّدًا قَالُوا آمَنَّا بِرَبِّ هَارُونَ وَمُوسَىٰ

Surah Jinn (72:1-9)

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

قُلْ أُوحِيَ إِلَيَّ أَنَّهُ اسْتَمَعَ نَفَرٌ مِّنَ الْجِنِّ فَقَالُوا إِنَّا سَمِعْنَا قُرْآنًا عَجَبًا

يَهْدِي إِلَى الرُّشْدِ فَآمَنَّا بِهِ ۖ وَلَن نُّشْرِكَ بِرَبِّنَا أَحَدًا

وَأَنَّهُ تَعَالَىٰ جَدُّ رَبِّنَا مَا اتَّخَذَ صَاحِبَةً وَلَا وَلَدًا

وَأَنَّهُ كَانَ يَقُولُ سَفِيهُنَا عَلَى اللَّهِ شَطَطًا

وَأَنَّا ظَنَنَّا أَن لَّن تَقُولَ الْإِنسُ وَالْجِنُّ عَلَى اللَّهِ كَذِبًا

وَأَنَّهُ كَانَ رِجَالٌ مِّنَ الْإِنسِ يَعُوذُونَ بِرِجَالٍ مِّنَ الْجِنِّ فَزَادُوهُمْ رَهَقًا

وَأَنَّهُمْ ظَنُّوا كَمَا ظَنَنتُمْ أَن لَّن يَبْعَثَ اللَّهُ أَحَدًا

وَأَنَّا لَمَسْنَا السَّمَاءَ فَوَجَدْنَاهَا مُلِئَتْ حَرَسًا شَدِيدًا وَشُهُبًا

وَأَنَّا كُنَّا نَقْعُدُ مِنْهَا مَقَاعِدَ لِلسَّمْعِ ۖ فَمَن يَسْتَمِعِ الْآنَ يَجِدْ لَهُ شِهَابًا رَّصَدًا

Surah Al Mu’minun (23:115-118)

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

أَفَحَسِبْتُمْ أَنَّمَا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ عَبَثًا وَأَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْنَا لَا تُرْجَعُونَ

فَتَعَالَى اللَّهُ الْمَلِكُ الْحَقُّ ۖ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْكَرِيمِ

وَمَن يَدْعُ مَعَ اللَّهِ إِلَٰهًا آخَرَ لَا بُرْهَانَ لَهُ بِهِ فَإِنَّمَا حِسَابُهُ عِندَ رَبِّهِ ۚ إِنَّهُ لَا يُفْلِحُ الْكَافِرُونَ

وَقُل رَّبِّ اغْفِرْ وَارْحَمْ وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الرَّاحِمِينَ

Surah As Saffaat (37:1-10)

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

وَالصَّافَّاتِ صَفًّا

فَالزَّاجِرَاتِ زَجْرًا

فَالتَّالِيَاتِ ذِكْرًا

إِنَّ إِلَٰهَكُمْ لَوَاحِدٌ

رَّبُّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا وَرَبُّ الْمَشَارِقِ

إِنَّا زَيَّنَّا السَّمَاءَ الدُّنْيَا بِزِينَةٍ الْكَوَاكِبِ

وَحِفْظًا مِّن كُلِّ شَيْطَانٍ مَّارِدٍ

لَّا يَسَّمَّعُونَ إِلَى الْمَلَإِ الْأَعْلَىٰ وَيُقْذَفُونَ مِن كُلِّ جَانِبٍ

دُحُورًا ۖ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ وَاصِبٌ

إِلَّا مَنْ خَطِفَ الْخَطْفَةَ فَأَتْبَعَهُ شِهَابٌ ثَاقِبٌ

You can recite ruqyah on yourself by gathering the palms of your hands and reciting in them the ruqya and then blow in your hands and wipe the area that is ill and hurting you.In addition, you can also recite the following Prophetic Duas.

Du’a for protection against evil

Recite once:

أَعُوذُ بِوَجْهِ اللَّهِ الْعَظِيمِ الَّذِي لَيْسَ شَىْءٌ أَعْظَمَ مِنْهُ
وَبِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّاتِ الَّتِي لاَ يُجَاوِزُهُنَّ بَرٌّ
وَلاَ فَاجِرٌ وَبِأَسْمَاءِ اللَّهِ الْحُسْنَى كُلِّهَا مَا عَلِمْتُ مِنْهَا
وَمَا لَمْ أَعْلَمْ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ وَبَرَأَ وَذَرَأَ ‏

Aa’uuzu biwajhil laahil a’ziimil lazii laisa shai-un aa’zama minhu wa bikalimaatil lahittaammaatil laatii laa yujaawizu hunna barrunw walaa faajirunw wa bi asmaaillaahil husna kullihaa. Maa a’limtu minhaa wamaa lam aa’lam min sharrii maa khalaqa wa bara-a wa zara-a.

Translation: I seek refuge in Allaah, the most Greatest. There is nothing equal to His Greatness. And I seek refuge in His complete and powerful Words, which cannot be surpassed by any good or bad person, and (I seek refuge in) all the Names of Allaah which I know and which I do not know, from the evil of all those things which He created, and created them errorless and scattered them all over.

Recite thrice:

أعوذ بكلمات الله التامات من غضبه وعقابه، وشر عباده ومن همزات الشياطين وأن يحضرون

‘A`ūdhu Bikalimātil-Lāhit-Tāmmāti Min Ghađabihi Wa `Iqābih, Wa Sharri `Ibādihi Wa Min Hamazātish-Shayāţīni Wa ‘An Yaĥđurūn.

I take refuge in the perfect words of Allah from His anger and punishment, and from the evil of His servants, and from the madness and appearance of devils.

Say in the morning and in the evening (thrice):

 أعوذ بكلمات الله التامات من شر ما خلق

A’udhu bi kalimat Allaah al-taammaat min sharri ma khalaq”

I seek refuge in the Perfect Words of Allah from the evil of what He has created.

أعوذ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّةِ مِن كُلِّ شَيطَانٍ وَهَامَّة ، وَمِن كُلِّ عَينٍ لَامَّة

A’udhu bi kalimaat-Allaah il-taammah min kulli shaytaanin wa haammah wa min kulli ‘aynin laammah

I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from every devil and poisonous reptile, and from every envious evil eye.

 بِسْمِ اللهِ الَّذِي لا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيءٌ فِي الأَرْضِ وَلا فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيْعُ العَلِيْمُ.

“Bismillahi alladhi la yadurru ma’ ismihi shai’un fil-ardi wa-laa fil-samaa’i wa huwa al-Samee’u al-’Aleem”

“In the Name of Allah, with Whose Name nothing on the earth or in the heaven can cause harm, and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.”

Allah has exposed the steps and methods taken by shaytan, so that if a person neglects his shield and weapon and falls short in recognizing the plots and plans of his enemy, then his enemy will have power over him – and there is no ability or power except from Allah. If the servant of Allah gives permission to his enemy, opens the door to his house for him, admits him therein and allows him to brandish the weapon on to fight with then he is alone to blame, and he should not blame anyone but himself.

Abu Hurayrah (R.A) reported that the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said: ‘Whoever says:

لا إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهُ، لَهُ المُلْكُ وَلَهُ الحَمْدُ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيءٍ قَدِيْرٌ

Lā ‘Ilāha ‘Illāl-Lāhu Waĥdahu Lā Sharīka Lah, Lahul-Mulku Wa Lahul-Ĥamd, Wa Huwa `Alá Kulli Shay’in Qadīr.

‘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.’

…a hundred times during the day, has the reward of freeing ten slaves, a hundred good deeds are recorded for him and a hundred bad deeds are wiped away and he has gained refuge from the devil that day until evening and none shall come with anything better except someone who has done more.’

When Satan inflicts a person with his touch, it is submission to Allah that arouses the heart from neglecting His guidance so that those with taqwa remember, and when they make remembrance of Allah their vision is In’Sha’Allah opened and covering is removed.

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