فَسَتَذْكُرُونَ مَا أَقُولُ لَكُمْ وَأُفَوِّضُ أَمْرِي إِلَى اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَصِيرٌ بِالْعِبَادِ
Soon you will remember what I am saying to you. And I entrust my matter with Allah. Surely, Allah has all (His) servants in sight. (40: 44)
Significance: Anyone who recites the above mentioned verse in the presence of the oppressor, he will be safeguarded from his oppression.
Say Al- Jabbar (The Majestic) 216 times in the morning as well as in the evening. Refuge from the oppression of the oppressor is
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Q. There are a number of books which contain the full translation of the Holy Qur’an without giving the Qur’anic text in Arabic. Please explain whether reading of such translations has the same reward as the recitation of the Arabic text of the Holy Qur’an is supposed to have. Moreover, can one touch such translation in a state of impurity and if somebody reads the translation of the verse of ‘Sajdah’ is it incumbent upon him to perform the sajdah of tilawat? (Anonymous) Read more... (340 words, estimated 1:22 mins reading time)
Hadrat Abdullah -ibn- Abbas (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH told his uncle, son of ‘Abdul Muttalib (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu):
Abbas my uncle, shall I not give you, shall not present you, shall I not tell you, shall I not produce in you ten things, by your doing which ALLAH will forgive you your sin, first and last, old and new, involuntary and voluntary, small and great, secret and open? You should perform Salaah four rakahs reciting in each on surah al-Fatihah (I) and a surah and when you finish the recitation in the first rak’ah you should say fifteen times while standing: Read more... (251 words, 1 image, estimated 1:00 mins reading time)
Hadrat Ali (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated: when in the morning the sun was high in the sky as it is at the time of Asr Salaah (after noon), the Prophet used to say two Rakahs as lshraq Salaah and when it is as high in the sky in the east as it is in the west at the time of Zuhar Salaah, he would perform four Rakaats as Chasht Salaah. [Shamail -e- Tirmizi]
lshraq Salaah: Read more... (481 words, 1 image, estimated 1:55 mins reading time)
“O’ ALLAH’ We beseech Thee for help and seek Thy protection and believe in Thee and extol Thee and are thankful to thee and are not ungrateful to Thee and we declare ourselves clear of, and forsake him who disobeys Thee. O’ ALLAH! Thee do we serve and for Thee do we perform and prostrate ourselves and to Thee do we betake ourselves and to Thee we are quick, and thy mercy do we hope for, and Thy punishment do we fear, for Thy punishment overakes the unbelievers.” Read more... (377 words, 4 images, estimated 1:30 mins reading time)
In Hujjatullah-al Baligha, Hadrat Shah Waliullah (May ALLAH bless him) has stated as follows: The Messenger of ALLAH chose to recite a particular sürah in a particular Salaah on certain conditions and expediencies but neither fixed them positively nor enjoined on others to do so. As such if any one follows his sunnah (and recite the same surah in the Salaah) it is in order, and if one does not do so, it does not matter. [Ma’rif -ul- Hadis] Read more... (496 words, estimated 1:59 mins reading time)
It has been narrated by Hadrat Nu’man bin Bashr that ALLAH’s messenger used to recite at the two Eidain (Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha) and in Jumah Salaah, surah al Ghashia (LX)O(VII) and Surah al-Ala (LXXVIII) and when an Eid and a Friday coincided, he recited them both at the two Salaah. [Muslim]
In other traditions, recitation of surah at-Qaf (L) and Surah al-Qamar (LIV) has been reported.
It has been narrated by (Hadrat) Jabir bin Samura that the Prophet used to recite at the noon Salaah (Zuhr Salaah) Surah al-Lail (XCII) (another version says, surah al-Ala (LXXXVII), at the afternoon, Salaah (Asr Salaah) a similar Surah, and at the morning Salaah (Fajr Salaah) a longer passage than that.
It has been narrated by Hadrat Abu Qatada (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) that in the first two rak’ahs of the noon Salaah (Zuhr Salaah) the Prophet used to recite surah al-Fatihah (I) and thereafter any other surah and in the last two rak’ahs only surah al-Fatihah, and he would sometimes recite loud enough for them to hear the ayah. He would prolong the first rak’ah more than the second, and he acted similarly in the afternoon prayer (Asr Salaah) and the morning Salaah.(Fajr Salaah) [Bukhari & Muslim] Read more... (224 words, estimated 54 secs reading time)
Hadrat Abu Hurairah narrated that the Prophet recited in the two rak’ahs of Fajr Salaah (sunnah), surah al-Kafirun (CIX) and surah al-lkhlâS (CXII), In other tradition it has been reported that the Messenger of ALLAH said: How excellent these two surahs are that they are recited in Fajr Salaah (sunnah).
In some traditions recitation of other surahs (by the Prophet) has been reported. The Messenger of ALLAH (SallAllahu Ataihi Wa Sallam) used to recite in Fajr Salaah:
1. Surah at – Qaf (L) and passages (surahs) of similar length and his Salaah thereafter was short. [Muslim] Read more... (173 words, estimated 42 secs reading time)
The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to recite Surah al – Fatihah which was followed by another surah. In Fajr Salaah he would prolong the recitation as long as it would take to recite 6O to 1OO ayat. Some time he would recite surah al-Qaf (L) and sometimes al-Room (XXX) and sometimes he would shorten the recitation. During travel he would recite surah asSajdah (XXXII) in the first rakah and surah ad-Dahr (LXXVI) in the second rakah of Fajr Salaah (morning Salaah). In the Friday Salaah – Jum’ah Salaah he would recite surah al – Mu’minun (XXIII) and sometimes surah – al-Aala (LXXVII) or surah al – Ghashia (LXXX VIII). Read more... (370 words, estimated 1:29 mins reading time)