Daily Archives: July 28, 2012

Du`a at Night (Hadith No. 952)


Volume 2, Book 21, Number 253:

Narrated ‘Ubada bin As-Samit:

The Prophet said, “Whoever gets up at night and says: — ‘La ilaha il-lallah Wahdahu la Sharika lahu Lahu-l-mulk, waLahu-l-hamd wahuwa ‘ala kullishai’in Qadir. Alhamdu lil-lahi wa subhanal-lahi wa la-ilaha il-lal-lah wa-l-lahu akbar wa la hawla Wala Quwata il-la-bil-lah.’ (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah. He is the Only One and has no partners . For Him is the Kingdom and all the praises are due for Him. He is Omnipotent. All the praises are for Allah. All the glories are for Allah. And none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, And Allah is Great And there is neither Might nor Power Except with Allah). And then says: — Allahumma, Ighfir li (O Allah! Forgive me). Or invokes (Allah), he will be responded to and if he performs ablution (and prays), his prayer will be accepted.”

If you’re getting up for Tahajjud at night, awesome. Say these words, make du`a and earn lots of hasanaat (good deeds). Plus, the bonus of getting your prayers accepted. (y)
If you’re not getting up, no problem. There’s still a way to earn this bonus. Memorize these words:

La ilaha il-lallah Wahdahu la Sharika lahu Lahu-l-mulk, waLahu-l-hamd wahuwa ‘ala kullishai’in Qadir. Alhamdu lil-lahi wa subhanal-lahi wa la-ilaha il-lal-lah wa-l-lahu akbar wa la hawla Wala Quwata il-la-bil-lahAllahumma, Ighfir li.

If it so happens that your sleep gets disturbed at some point, or you suddenly wake up at night, just recite these words out of your memory, make a small du`a and go back to sleep. Ta da! =D

And if you’re really desperate, you can put up an alarm on your phone for this purpose, provided it is easy for you to go back to sleep after getting disturbed. If not, well get up and pray Tahajjud. :P



The Girl with The Mask

I know I know, it’s been a while! But insha’Allah pray I’m able to come up with something awesomely inspiring, regularly! I’m sure a lot of you have read this story on Facebook, thought I’d make a poem out of it. Took the Idea from a poem of Ammar! Check out his poetry at iamammar.com :)

I heard a story, quite odd if you ask;

About a girl who used to wear a cloth as a mask;

After picking up groceries, like on any average day

She went to the counter, asking how much she had to pay

The Muslim girl on the counter thought the Niqabi was an Arab too;

Having “modern” attire, she didn’t know what to do;

Making bill for the sister, she suddenly threw a tantrum

“We have problems in France, and your Niqab is one of them!

We’re here for trade, not to show our history or religion

If you want to practice this, then go back to your dominion!”

On this the Niqabi stopped putting grocery in her bag;

Islam was something about which she would brag;

She removed her veil and to the girl’s surprise,

The face behind the mask was of a blonde with blue eyes;

“I’m not an Arab!” she said, “I was born and bred in France!

Who wouldn’t practice Islam, if they ever got this golden chance?

You Muslims sold your religion, and we bought it from you!

For Allah does say

About those who don’t obey

That “If you turn away, HE will replace you

By another people, and they will not be like you.” (47:38)”

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