DUA, Supplication

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The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, "Had this world been worth a mosquito wing in the Sight of Allah, He would not have given a disbeliever from it a sip of water." Linguistically, Ad-Du‘â’ [the Arabic word for supplication, invocation, prayer….] is a call, and it has more than a denotation. With respect to humans, if addressed from a superior to an inferior it would be a command: as when the boss asks his … [Read more...]

Remembrance of Allah

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Remembrance of Allah in the Morning and in the Evening Allah, the Exalted, says: "And remember your Rubb by your tongue and within yourself, humbly and with fear and without loudness in words in the mornings, and in the afternoons and be not of those who are neglectful.'' (7:205) "And declare the perfectness of your Rubb before the rising of the sun, and before its setting.'' (20:130) "And declare the perfectness of your Rubb and praise Him … [Read more...]

What is Istikhaara?

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WHAT IS ISTIKHAARAH? Istikhaarah is to seek guidance from Allah when one is faced with a problem to which no solution is apparent. Whenever a person is faced with a difficult problem, or becomes hesitant in making a decision and his knowledge of the matter is insufficient to guide him then after seeking advice from trusted friends he should turn to Allah and beseech His grace. He should willingly and with an open heart and mind supplicate for … [Read more...]

Du’aas for all Occasions

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  DU'AAS FOR ALL OCCASIONS When Beginning any Work: Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem In the name of Allah, Most Kind, Most Merciful Before Going to Sleep: Allaahumma bi-Ismika Amuwtu Wa Ahyaa O Allah, With Your name do I live and Die On Awakening: Alhamdu lillaahil lladhiy Ahyaanaa Ba-`ada maa Amaatanaa Wa Ilayhin Nushuwr Praise be to Allah who gave us life after giving us death and to … [Read more...]

Supplication is a Cure

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Supplication is from the most beneficial types of healing, it is the enemy of illness and affliction - repressing it and treating it, preventing its occurrence, removing it or at least alleviating it. It is the weapon of the believer as is reported by al-Haakim in his 'Mustadrak' from the hadeeth of Alee bin Abee Taalib (RA) from the … [Read more...]

At Home with Du’aa

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Q: What du'aa should one say when he wakes up from sleep? Answer: "Al-hamdu lillahe allathee ahyaana ba'da maa amaatanaa wa ilayhin-nushoor" (Related by Bukhari and Muslim). It means: All praise is due to Allah Who gave us life after having taken it from us and unto Him is the resurrection. Q: When entering the bathroom to answer the call of nature … [Read more...]