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The Best Way for Sisters to Say the Supplication to Alleviate Grief, Distress and Anxiety

 

According to Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (May Allah have mercy upon him)
An exclusive translation for Sisters Upon Al-Istiqaamah

Imam Ahmed, Musnad (1/391), and others reported upon the authority of Ibn Mas’ood that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “No slave is afflicted with anxiety and grief, and then says:

‘O Allah, I am Your slave, son of Your male slave, son of Your female slave. My forelock is in Your hand. Your judgement upon me is assured and whatever you have decreed for me is just. I ask You by every name belonging to You which You have named Yourself with, revealed in Your Book, taught one of Your creation or which You have preserved in the knowledge of the Unseen with You that You make the Qur’aan the spring of my heart and the light of my chest, a banisher for my grief and a reliever for my anxiety.’
Except that Allaah will replace his distress and grief with joy.”

He was asked, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, should we not learn it?’ He said, “Of course, whoever hears it should learn it.”

Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy upon him) was asked about a woman who heard the hadeeth: ‘O Allah, I am Your slave , son of Your male slave, son of Your slave. My forelock is in Your hand…(to the end of the hadeeth. And she continuously used this wording. So she was instructed to say, “O Allah I am your female slave  daughter of Your female slave- until the end of it.” However, she refused to say this and persisted upon the original wording. Is she correct in this or not?

He responded:

“Rather, it is befitting for her to say, “O Allah, I am Your female slave (أمتك), daughter (بنت) of Your male slave (عبدك), son of Your female slave (أمتك).”
اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أَمَتك بِنتُ عَبْدِك ابْنِ أَمَتِك

This is more appropriate and better even though her statement “I am your slave (عبدك), son (ابن) of your slave” has a angle in the Arabic language like the word Zawj (i.e. which can be used for man or wife). And Allah knows best.”

Majmoo’ Al-Fataawa Vol. 22, p. 488.

 

The supplication in Arabic:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّى عَبْدُكَ وَابْنُ عَبْدِكَ وَابْنُ أَمَتِكَ نَاصِيَتِى بِيَدِكَ مَاضٍ فِىَّ حُكْمُكَ عَدْلٌ فِىَّ قَضَاؤُكَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ سَمَّيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ أَوْ عَلَّمْتَهُ أَحَداً مِنْ خَلْقِكَ أَوْ أَنْزَلْتَهُ فِى كِتَابِكَ أَوِ اسْتَأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِى عِلْمِ الْغَيْبِ عِنْدَكَ أَنْ تَجْعَلَ الْقُرْآنَ رَبِيعَ قَلْبِى وَنُورَ صَدْرِى وَجَلاَءَ حُزْنِى وَذَهَابَ هَمِّى

So according to Shaykh Al-Islam it is better for women to say:

اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أَمَتك بِنتُ عَبْدِك ابْنِ أَمَتِك

And the rest of the supplication is exactly the same.

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On the authority of Nawwas ibn Sam’an that the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said:

 “Allah has set forth the following as a parable: there is a road that leads straight to the destination. On either side of the road there is a wall in which there are open doors with curtains hanging on them. From the remote end of the road, a voice calls, ‘proceed straight and do not turn aside’. Whenever someone intends to lift a curtain from the door another voice calls from above. ‘Beware! Do not lift the curtain; otherwise you will be lured inside’. The prophet (
صلى الله عليه و سلم) explained the parable by saying that the straight path is Islam. the walls are the limits imposed by Allah, the open doors are the things that He has prohibited, the voice which calls from the end of the road is the quran and the voice which calls from above is Allah’s monitor in the heart of every believer”.



~ sahih al-Jami’|| #3887

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True salvation

On the authority of Uqbah bin Aamir RadhiAllaahu anhu said:
“I said, Oh Messenger of Allaah, what is the salvation?”
The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said,

“Restrain your tongue, let your house suffice you, and cry over your sins”

  • At-Tirmidhee #2306, Authenticated by Imaam Al-Albaani

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Recite the Qur’an!

Narrated Abdullah (Radi-Allahu ‘anhu):

The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “It is a bad thing that some of you say, ‘I have forgotten such-and-such verse of the Qur’an,’ for indeed, he has been caused (by Allah) to forget it. So you must keep on reciting the Qur’an because it escapes from the hearts of men faster than
camel do.”

Bukhari Vol. 6 : No. 550

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On the authority of Rabeeyah al-Asslamee who said: I used to serve the Messenger of Allaah (salAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and he gave me some land, and he gave Aboo Bakr land, and when it came to dividing the land, we differed over a cluster of dates from a date palm tree. Aboo Bakr said: this is on my side of the land! And I said: this is on my side! There used to be a problem between me and Aboo Bakr, and Aboo Bakr said a statement to me which I hated but he regretted saying it, so he said to me: ‘O Rabeeyah! Say something similar to me that I said to you, so that it can be requital.’

So I said: ‘I will not say it.’

Aboo Bakr said: ‘You will say it or I will request the Messenger of Allaah – salAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – to order you to say it.’

So I said: ‘I will not say it.

Aboo Bakr left that portion of land for me and went off to the Prophet – salAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – and I followed him. The people from my tribe followed us and said to me: ‘May Allaah have mercy on Aboo Bakr. Why is he going to the Messenger of Allaah – salAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – about you, and he said what he said about you?’

So I said: ‘Do you know who this is?? This Aboo Bakr as-Siddeeq, he is one of the two who were in the cave, he is one who has grown old as a Muslim (one of the elders of the Muslims), beware he does not turn around and see you assisting me against him and becomes angry and meets the Messenger of Allaah – salAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and the Messenger of Allaah – salAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – will become angry due to him being angry, and then Allaah ‘Azza wa Jal becomes angry due to them being angry, and Rabeeyah will be destroyed.’

They said: ‘What do you order us to do?

I said: ‘Go back.

Aboo Bakr – radhiyAllaahu ‘anhu – went off to the Messenger of Allaah – salAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam –, so I followed him by myself, until he reached the Prophet – salAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – and he told him the whole story as it was. The Prophet – salAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – raised his head towards me and said: ‘O Rabeeyah what’s the matter between you and as-Siddeeq?’

I said:O Messenger of Allaah – salAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – such and such happened, and he said a statement to me which I disliked, then he said to me, say something similar to what I said to you so that I can be requited, but I refused.’

Then the Messenger of Allaah – salAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – said: ‘Yes, do not say a word back to him, but say: ‘May Allaah forgive you O Aboo Bakr. May Allaah forgive you O Aboo Bakr.’

Hasan said: ‘Aboo Bakr turned around and he was crying.’

  • As-Saheehah, No. 3258


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الَلّهمَّ انْفَعنِي بِمَا عَلَّمَتنِي وَ عَلِّمني ما يْنفَعنِي و ارُزقْنِي عِلْمًا يَنْفَعُنِي

“O Allaah benefit me by that which you have taught me, teach that which will benefit me, and provide me with knowledge that will benefit me”

  • an-Nisaa’ee  in al Kubraa 7868 & al Haakim 1/510

‘(This is because) a person could have knowledge of something but not gain any benefit from it, and his knowledge (would then) become a proof against him. He would become like a donkey carrying books, carrying around knowledge but not recieving anything from them. So the intent is not merely to gain knowledge. However, the intent is (to gain) knowledge and action, the knowledge that benefits (its possessor).’

For pdf explanation of hadeeth:

O Allaah benefit me by that which you have taught me

 


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Fingers in ears…

Put you fingers in your ears!

Naf’i narrated that Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) heard the sound of a wind instrument playing. As a result of this he placed his fingers in his ears and turned his riding camel away from the road (the music was playing)! Ibn Umar said, “ Naf’i can you hear it?” I said, “Yes”. Ibn Umar continued riding with his fingers in his ears until I said, “I can’t hear it anymore.” After that, Ibn Umar removed his fingers from his ears and changed the road he was riding on. Then Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said,

“I saw the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) place his fingers in his ears when he heard wind instruments and music playing.”

  • Collected   by Ibn Abi Dunya in (Tham Mulaahee #288) Abu Dawud (4943), Ahmed (2/8) . Ash-Shaykh Al-Albani graded this hadeeth as being Saheeh.





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