❝I know a young man who every Ramaḍān lists the things that he wants to ask Allāh for and he hopes to see realised. Then he prays for them at all those times that prayers are likely to be answered (during fuṭūr, in Qiyām, in sujūd…)
He says, “The next Ramaḍān doesn’t come except that Allāh has answered a whole set of my duʿās.”
Over the years much of his hopes and dreams were realised in this way and many of his worries were relieved and Allāh answered a lot of his duʿās.
He says, “In these last few years, I’ve started to take a different approach in duʿāʾ; so I thank Allāh for all that He is given me and realised for me and I continue to pray for the things that I still need.”❞
-— Sheikh Sulṭān al-ʿUmairī
Abundance For 4 Habits In Ramadan
Shaykh Uthaymeen [رحمه الله] said:
❝Focus on asking Allaah in abundance for four habits in Ramadan, two which are pleasing to Allaah and two which are a necessity.
As for the two which are pleasing to your Lord:
• The first is the Shahada, La ilaha ilallaah
• The second is seeking repentance
As for the two which are a necessity, they are asking Allaah for Paradise and seeking refuge in Allaah from the fire.
Make sure that you focus on supplications.❞
[Ad-Diyya Al-Laamih, (Page: 362) | Translated By Umm Yahya]
• Sandal Strap to Jannah: Six Step Guide to Powerful Dua •
Sh. Muhammad al Shareef
Step one: Believe
The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: “You should ask Allah for all of your needs, even if the strap of your sandal breaks” (Tirmidhi).
Step Two: Get Inspired
As adults, sometimes we forget to ask for the simple things. But Allah wants you to turn to Him for all your needs, great and small.
Step Three: Select Your Dreams
Do you only turn to Allah in dua and reflection in painful moments? If you only make duas based on situations of pain, one of the two scenarios can happen: If Allah wishes good for you, He will continue giving you pain so that you may turn to Him. Otherwise, He will grant you blessings and you will get lost in heedlessness. Let your dua be proactive and not reactive! “Remember Allah during times of ease and He will remember you during times of difficulty.” (Tirmidhi)
Step Four: Internalize & Memorize your Duas
Step Five: Start the Dua Habit
If you’re not seeing results in your life, don’t lower your standards, raise your dua!
Step Six: Revise & Renew Allah always responds to dua, but it can be in one of the three ways:
- Not yet
- I have something better for you
“When my servants ask you concerning me, I am indeed close , I listen to the prayer of every supplicant when he calls on me”
The word, Wallahul Musta’aan, as mentioned in the Quran, was said by Yaqoob عليه السلام when his sons came up with a false story of what happened to Yousuf عليه السلام. Yaqoob tried his best to find the truth but his sons teamed up to defend their heinous act and lies. Tired of the situation, Yaqoob asked Allah for Sabrun Jameel (beautiful patience) followed by Wallahul Mustaa’an.
According to the commentators of the Quran, Wallahul Musta’an is used to call for Allah’s help when you find yourself in impossible situations, when people team up against you to defend their lies, when people accuse you of something false, when you have given your best and desperately waiting for desired results, when you feel you’re in a situation where there’s no way out. It’s literally saying to Allah that I have given my best and now I am taking a backseat, I want You to take charge of the driving seat and solve this matter with your Divine intervention.
And patience automatically becomes beautiful when, with all your heart, mind, and soul you leave the matter to Allah.
Don’t worry if the situation seems impossible, remember you’re asking the One who just have to say ‘Kun’ — be and it is.
You are asking the One who calls Himself, Al-Fattah — the opener; Who creates a way out when there seems to be no way. So take a backseat and let Allah do the rest.
Wallahul Musta’an – “Allah is the one sought for help”
In Makkah, next to a major Bin Dawood superstore a rival new company was entering the Kingdom and decided to open a mega-store right next to Bin Dawood, within meters. The manager was perturbed, “Why can’t they just open somewhere else.”
The owners of Bin Dawood frowned on his outlook. They ordered him to send his workers to the other store being set up and offer them tea and food and any help they needed to setup!
The manager was left astounded. The Bin Dawood management simply replied, “Our rizq is fixed, they cannot take a single riyal from what has been decreed upon us. So why not gain reward from Allah and help them.”
Don’t worry about others, if you do your work with sincerity and Allah gives you success then you will never have your success limited by others. Become a good wisher.
Al-Hasan al-Basri [may Allah have mercy on him] said:
“There is no man who acknowledges the blessings of Allah upon himself, and then says:
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي بِنِعْمَتِهِ تَتِمُّ الصَّالِحَاتُ
Alhamdulillahil lathee bi-ni’matihi tatimmus salihaat
‘All praise [and thanks] is for Allah, Whose blessing of good deeds are perfected [and accomplished]’ except that Allah will enrich him and increase for him!”
Hilyat ul-Awliyaa’ 1857 | Al-Imam Abu Nu‘aym [may Allah have mercy on him]
Translation: Authentic Quotes
One of the most uplifting verses you’ll ever recite is, “Surely your Lord will give you; and you will be pleased.” Surat al-Duha.
Of course the verse came down about the Prophet ﷺ and his concern about his umma. But that doesn’t mean it has no other application. Applications of verses are by their general language not their reasons for revelation. The conditions of this verse applying to us are all the conditions of acceptance of du’a such as halal food, trying to avoid sins, and fulfilling obligations.
But this verse works wonders. Next time you’re down, repeat this verse to yourself all day and see how your heart changes.
WA L’SAWFA YU’TEEKA RABBUKA FA TARDA.
1 The first secret in this verse is it takes our eyes off the present and directs it to the future.
“Sawfa” means will in the future. It doesn’t say what future. It leaves it open ended. Maybe next hour, maybe next month. Who knows. You enter into the wonderful state of expectation. (Sometimes, the expectation of receiving is even better than the receiving itself!)
This upends a common pitfall people descend into: that the future will be much like today. Nothing can be further from the truth. In fact, human history tells us the exact opposite. Everything is always changing. Nothing stays the same.
2 The “L” before sawfa is a letter of emphasis. “He will definitely give you.” Have absolute certainty. It’s gonna happen for sure.
4 “Yu’teeka” – He will give you. Everyone loves to receive something. It’s human nature. And when you know the giver is Allah, it increases our love for Him.
This word too is open ended. It doesn’t say what He will give us. It’s important to keep our mind open to all possibilities. Your good news may come at work, may come at home, may come in the mail, may be completely non-physical. But one thing’s for sure…something good is coming.
5 “Fa tardaa” – You will immediately be happy. Because sometimes you get what you want but it doesn’t make you happy in the way you imagined. But in this case, you will not be disappointed; you will receive and be pleased.
What a verse. Such compact meanings and really life altering feeling in four words and three particles. 18 letters in all. “There is no replacement for His words.” But to truly settle in the heart, it much constantly be repeated over and over and over.
Authored by Shaykh Dr Shadee al Masry
All praise belongs to Allah and peace and blessings be upon the final messenger Muhammad:
It is probably true that this may be the moment of maximum spread of the virus. This should also be time for us to increase in turning back to Allah beseeching Him begging for His mercy. Our guide in all matters the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم taught us the Dua can halt even the Qadr from decending.
Whilst it is recommended to pursue a course of medication if afflicted, our prophet too showed us many methods through which cure can be attained for any sickness.
Reading the Quran for Ruqyah like Surah al- Fatihah .
Giving charity, the Prophet recommended to treat the sick with Sadaqah.
Using honey as Allah informed us regarding medicinal nature of honey.
Hijaamah is a well established treatment.
Using Senna leaves also.
And also saying with hand placed on the place of pain.
بسم الله، ثلاثَا، أعوذ بعزة الله وقدرته من شر ما أجد وأحاذر،
Bismillaah. Three times With the Name of Allah (three times).
Then say :’A’oothu billaahi wa qudratihi min sharri maa ‘ajidu wa ‘uhaathiru.I seek refuge in Allah and in His Power from the evil of what I find and of what I guard against.
Whilst I know we all know this reminder is always useful for us.
Whilst these are all causes for curing, Allah is the originator of all of causes. مسبب الأسباب.
Walhamdulillahi rabil-AalameenShaikh Ashraf Hussain, MRDF.