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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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Calling to the Truth and Separating the People In Regard to the Truth


No. 2823: From AbdurRahmaan bin Jubair bin Nafeer, from his father who said:

we were sitting with al-Miqdad bin al-Aswad one day, when a person passed by him and said:


‘Toobah (a tree in Paradise) for these two eyes which saw the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) I swear by Allaah that we wish we had seen what you have seen and witnessed what you witnessed.’

Al-Miqdad became angry, I became astonished, because they did not say anything but good. Then he turned to the man and said:

‘What makes a person wish that he was present when Allaah has made him absent.  He does not know, if he had witnessed it, how he would have been at that time? I swear by Allaah there were a people that were present at the time of the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam), who Allaah will throw on their nostrils in the Hell-Fire, because they did not respond to the Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) nor did they believe in him. Do you not praise Allaah, for taking you out from your mothers’ wombs not knowing anything except your Lord and believing in that which your Prophet was sent with. Indeed you have been saved from trials by others being trialed instead of you.

I swear by Allaah, that Allaah sent the Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) in the severest time that any Prophet from among the Prophets was ever sent, in any period of time including the Jahileeyah time period (period of ignorance before Islaam).

They would not regard any religion better than the worship of idols, then the Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) came with the Furqan (the Criterion) he separated the truth from falsehood with this Criterion, and he separated a father from his son, so much so that a man would see his father and his son or his brother as a disbeliever.

And indeed Allaah opened the lock of his heart with Eemaan, and he knows if he is destroyed he enters the fire, it does not make him happy that his beloved is in the fire. And it is about those that Allaah (Azza wa Jal) said:

“And those who say: ‘Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring the comfort of eyes”

[Collected by Ahmad and Al-Albaani declared the Isnaad to be Saheeh]

Shaykh Albaani commented saying:

‘(Notice): This separating mentioned in this hadeeth has a foundation in ‘Saheeh al-Bukhari’ from the hadeeth of Jaabir bin Abdullaah who said:

‘The angels came to the Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) while he was sleeping, some of them said: Indeed he is asleep and some of them said: ‘Indeed the eyes are asleep but the heart is awake…’ to the end of the hadeeth, and in this hadeeth it mentions:

‘So whoever obeys Muhammad (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) then he has obeyed Allaah, and whoever disobeys Muhammad then he disobeys Allaah, and Muhammad separated/divided the people.’

I (Albaani) say:

‘This hadeeth is a clear proof that shows that separating/division is not blameworthy in itself.So, some of the people push the people away from the Dawa’ to the Book and the Sunnah, and they regard warning against that which opposes the Book and the Sunnah as being from the innovated matters, or they claim that the time to call to the Book and the Sunnah has not arrived! Their claim is that the Book and the Sunnah pushes people away and divides them.

This is great ignorance with regard to the truthful Dawa’ and what is associated to this Dawa’ from differences of opinions and hostility towards this Dawa’, as is witnessed in every time and place.  This is the Sunnah (the way) Allaah has ordained for His creation, and you will never find a change or turning off in the Sunnah (the way) of Allaah.

And if your Lord had so willed, He could surely have made mankind one Ummah, but they will not cease to disagree,- Except him on whom your Lord has bestowed His Mercy

  • Taken from Taken from ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah’ Vol. 6 p.779 Hadeeth no. 2823 by the ‘Allaamah, al Muhadith shaykh Muhammad Nasir ud-deen al Albaani Rahimahullaah

Translated by brother Abbaas Abu Yahya

 

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When is There Benefit in Exposing Your Brother’s Faults ?

وَمَنْ سَتَرَ مُسْلِمًا سَتَرَهُ اللَّهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,” Whoever conceals a Muslim , Allah will conceal him on the Day of Judgment…

Collected by Muslim 2699

Benefits and lessons derived from this topic:

· Ibn Al-Mullaq-qin (may Allah have mercy on him) said,” The type of concealment   intended here refers to a person’s state of affairs. This hadeeth recommends that a person who isn’t known to be to be a corrupt individual, slip ups and mistakes should be concealed. And sometimes this person does acts that are haraam, unlike the person who is known to be sinner (publicly). It’s not recommend for this kind of person to have his faults covered. In fact his affair should be raised to those in charge in the Muslim lands.” [ Al-Mu’ayin ]

· Al-Alaamah Faisal ibn Abdul Aziz Al-Mubarak (may Allah have mercy on him) said, “Whoever conceals a Muslim, Allah will conceal him on the Day of Judgment” These words establish a recommendation to cover up the Muslims’ faults, mistakes, and errors. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him ) said:

مَنْ سَتَرَ عَوْرَةَ أَخِيهِ الْمُسْلِمِ سَتَرَ اللَّهُ عَوْرَتَهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَمَنْ كَشَفَ عَوْرَةَ أَخِيهِ الْمُسْلِمِ كَشَفَ اللَّهُ عَوْرَتَهُ حَتَّى

يَفْضَحَهُ بِهَا فِى بَيْتِهِ

Whoever conceals his Muslim brother’s faults and weaknesses, Allah will conceal his faults and weaknesses on the Day of Judgment. Whoever exposes his Muslim brother’s faults, Allah will expose his faults to the point that he will be disgraced in his own home.

[ ibn Majah 2643 Al-Albani (may Allah have mercy on him)graded this hadeeth as being Saheeh li Ghayree he] [ Muhasinud deen ala matn Ar-ba’een]

· Ash-Shaykh Muhammad ibn Salih Al-Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) said,” These words in the hadeeth impel a Muslim to cover another Muslim’s faults. However there are texts which restrict this to be done only when covering a person’s faults is good. Covering up or concealing a person’s mistakes, faults , and errors are divided into three categories:

1. Covering these faults is good

2. Covering these faults is bad

3. It’s unknown if covering these faults is either good or bad

Now, if the covering of a person’s fault is something good, then this is requested in Islam and praised. Let’s take for example: You see a man who is known to be pious, have good character and religious. In other words he has a good reputation. You happen to see him err and you know his condition. He committed this mistake by fate and divine decree, and now he’s repentant. It’s praiseworthy to conceal the errors of a person like this, and doing so is good.

The other situation is when covering these faults are bad and evil. For example: You find a person sinning or holding hostility towards other people. If you conceal his faults, it will only boost his evil and tyranny. Therefore, concealing this person is something blameworthy and it’s a must to expose his affair to the people who can nurture him. So if it’s a married woman the affair is reported to her husband. And if it’s a child the issue is raised to his father. If the person is a teacher the matter is taken to the principal, and so on.

The last issue is when it’s unknown if covering these faults is either good or bad. Hence in this situation, the better thing to do is to conceal them. It’s mentioned in an narration: “ Making a mistake in forgiving would be better than making a mistake in punishment.”

[ At-Tirmithi 1424. At-Tirmithi graded this hadeeth as being weak].

So in conclusion, if a person is confused as to whether concealing the Muslim or exposing him is the right thing to do, then covering his faults here is more befitting. Nonetheless, the person should follow up on this individual’s affair and not neglect it. Reason being, later on it might become clear that he isn’t worthy of having his faults, errors and mistakes covered.” [Explanation for An-Nawawee’s Forty Hadeeth]

TN: Ahul bid’ah are boycotted identical to the sinners who broadcast their sins. This boycott is only done when the proper conditions and requirements are met.

Translated and compiled by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Battle

Doha, Qatar © 1/7/1432

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Muharram

 

 

1251. Ibn `Abbas (May Allaah be pleased with them) reported:

The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) observed Saum (fasting) on the day of `Ashura’ and commanded us to fast on this day.

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].


Commentary: `Ashura’ 10th of Muharram. In another Hadith, it is stated that when the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) emigrated from Makkah to Al-Madinah, he saw that the Jews were fasting on this day. He asked them why they did this on that day, and they told him that they did it for the reason that Allaah granted Prophet Musa emancipation from Pharaoh on this day, and so they observed Saum in token of their joy. On this, he (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said that in this happiness of Prophet Musa, Muslims have a greater right to observe Saum than the Jews. Consequently, he also observed Saum on 10th of Muharram. Then, he said that if he lived the following year, he would observe Saum on 9th of Muharram also so that they would make themselves different from the Jews. According to another Hadith, he (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordained the Muslims to observe Saum on `Ashura’ and in addition one more Saum on 9th or 11th of Muharram in opposition to the Jews. (Musnad Ahmad, Vol.4, P-21, edited by Ahmad Shakir; and Mujamma` Az-Zawaid, Vol.3, P-188). Thus observance of two Saum on this occasion is a Sunnah of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). These two Saum can be observed either on 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th of Muharram. It is regrettable indeed that present-day Muslims do not follow this Sunnah of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and instead observe the baseless practices of mourning assemblies (Majalis), which is a grave sin practised by Shi`ah.

  • Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen, Chapter 227 :The Excellence of Observing ‘Ashura’ and Tasu’a (i.e., 9th of Muharram)

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