- Fatira alssamawati waalardi anta waliyyee fee alddunya waalakhirati tawaffanee (Musliman waalhiqnee bialssaliheena
“You Creator of the heavens and the earth! You are my Protector in this world and in the Hereafter. Take You my soul (at death) as one submitting to Your will (as a (Muslim), and unite me with the righteous.” (Qur’aan: 12:101)
Prophet Yusuf (peace be upon him) made this dua after he became the ruler of Egypt, and he met with his parents. The parents prostrated to Allah (SWT) and Yusuf (peace be upon him) realised his dream of eleven stars and the sun and the moon making obeisance to Allah (SWT). Read more... (631 words, estimated 2:31 mins reading time)
There are certain times Dua is more likely to be accepted by Allah (SWT) as mentioned by Prophet (pbuh). Some of these times are as follows:
1. THE LAST THIRD OF THE NIGHT
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “When it is the last third of the night, our Allah (SWT), the Blessed, the Superior, descends every night to the heaven of the world and says, ‘Is there anyone who invokes Me (demand anything from Me), that I may respond to his invocation; Is there anyone who asks Me for something that I may give (it to) him; Is there anyone who asks My forgiveness that I may forgive him?” (Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 75, Number 333) Read more... (373 words, estimated 1:30 mins reading time)
Abu Hurayrah reports Rasulullah S.W. said, “Whoever stands in prayer and ‘ibaadah on the night of Power with sincere faith and with sincere hope of gaining reward, his previous sins are gorgiven”
Reported in Al Targheeb from Bukhari and Muslim Read more... (571 words, estimated 2:17 mins reading time)
Kaab bin Ujra relates, “Rasulullah (SAW) said, “Come near to the mimbar”. And we came near to the mimbar.
When he ascended the First step of the mimbar he said “Aameen”. When he ascended the second step of the mimbar he said, “Aameen”. When he ascended the third step he said, “Aameen”. Read more... (185 words, estimated 44 secs reading time)
Abu Hurayrah relates that Rasulullah (SAW) said, “My Ummah were given five things for Ramadan which were not given to anyone except them. For them, the smell from the mouth of a fasting person is more sweeter to Allah than the fragrant smell of musk. On their behalf the fish in the sea seek forgiveness for the fasting persons until they break their fast. Allah prepares and decorates a special garden in Jannah everyday and then says (to it), “The time is near when faithful servants shall cast aside the great trials of the world and come to you”. In this month (for them) evil-minded Shaytaan is chained so as not to reach unto those evils to which they normally reach during other months besides Ramadan. On the last night of Ramadan they are forgiven”. Read more... (179 words, estimated 43 secs reading time)
The Method of Taubah
Taubah is such a great thing that one can have all one’s sins forgiven through it. If a person always ponders over his condition and knows that at some time or the other one definitely commits a sin, then he will consider taubah to be necessary all the time. Read more... (1813 words, estimated 7:15 mins reading time)
On the occasion when Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) was on his way to Mount Tur to observe I’tikaaf of 40 days, to commune with Allah Ta’ala, and to receive the revelation of the Tauraah, he met an old man sitting on a rock crying profusely. Pitying the old man, Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) enquired of the reason for his grief.
The old man replied that he was Shaitaan and he was crying because Allah’s mercy extended on all beings except him. Although he too was Allah’s creature, he is being excluded from Allah’s mercy, hence he was shedding so many tears. Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) promised to raise the matter with Allah Ta’ala on Mount Tur. Read more... (405 words, estimated 1:37 mins reading time)
Due to my own weakness I could not fully write the proper aadaab of the presence at Madina. However these points should serve as guide and I appeal to readers to overlook shortcomings. In my humble manner have I tried to stress two things while remaining inside the circle of the Shari’ah.
Firstly, honor and respect and secondly keenness and enthusiasm. It is now my intention to end this chapter with some incidents and stories about visitors to the Holy Tomb of Rasulullah Sal’am so that these may serve as examples to intending visitors. The famous story of Hazrat Utbah Rah, and some others have already been mentioned. Read more... (1856 words, estimated 7:25 mins reading time)
It is reported that when a person stands at the grave of Rasulullah Sal’am and recites the verse:
Innallaha wa Malaa-Ikatahoo you Salloona Alan Nabee, and then says seventy times: Sallallahu Alayka ya Muhammad, an angel says: ‘May Allah’s blessings be on you too, and then Allah fulfills his every need.’ Read more... (228 words, estimated 55 secs reading time)