Archive for the ‘Du’a’ Category

Taken from the book ‘al-Fiqhul-Muyas-sar’

Translation/amendments/extra points of benefit prepared by Yusuf McNulty
The definition of al-Kusoof, and the wisdom behind it:
Al-Kusoof (eclipse) is when the light of either the sun or the moon becomes covered, due to something out of the ordinary happening. 

Kusoof (solar eclipse – the sun becoming covered during the day).

Khusoof (lunar eclipse – the moon becoming covered during the night) both carry the same meaning in Arabic.

Allaah makes this happen in order to frighten His servants, so that they return to Him in repentance, just as the Prophet – sallallaahu alayhi wasallam, said: ((Indeed, both the sun and the moon are two signs from the signs of Allaah, He does not make them eclipse due to the death or life of anyone, but rather in order to terrify His servants.)) [1]

The ruling of Salaatul-Kusoof and the evidence for it:
Salaatul-Kusoof is waajib (obligatory), as stated by Aboo Awaanah in his Saheeh, and was also narrated from Aboo Haneefah. Imaam Maalik held it to be the same as Jumuah (in ruling). Ibnul-Qayyim strengthened the opinion regarding its obligation, and Sh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen agreed with Ibnul-Qayyim’s view. This is because the Prophet – sallallaahu alayhi wasallam, commanded with its performance, and he would set out for it immediately, and he informed that it occurs to frighten the servants (of Allaah). [2]
…It’s time:
The time of the Salaah begins with the onset of the eclipse, and lasts until the eclipse ends due to the Prophet’s statement: ((If you see anything of it (the eclipse), then pray up until it clears.)) [3]
The description of the Salaah and what should be recited 

within it:
🔸It is two rakahs,
🔸in the first rakah you should recite Soorah al-Faatihah loudly – regardless of whether it is night or day – and also another soorah, which should be long.
🔸 Then after that you make rukoo, and this should be prolonged.
 🔸Thereafter you rise up from the rukoo, say ‘samiallaahu liman hamidah’ and ‘rabbanaa wa lakal-hamd’, but there is no sujood just yet;
🔸 rather Soorah al-Faatihah is recited again along with another long soorah, however it should be a little bit shorter than the first (soorah recited). 
🔸Then you make rukoo again, and rise up from it as normal,
🔸 then sujood is performed, twice as normal, but they should be made long.
🔸 After standing up, you should pray the second rakah just as the first, except make it a little bit shorter, 
🔸and you end the Salaah with tashah-hud and tasleem as normal.
🍃Source: salafitalk.com

🖇Link: http://salafitalk.com/threads/1973-Salaatul-Kusoof-The-Eclipse-Prayer


Read Full Post »

Pearls of a Muslim

Narrated that Nubayshah al-Hudhali (may Allaah be pleased with him) The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“The days of al-Tashreeq are the days of eating, drinking and remembering Allaah.”

[Muslim (1141) ]

View original post

Read Full Post »


Increase in making Dua, best of dua is the dua of ‘Arafah:


خَيرُ الدُّعَاءِ : دُعَاءُ يَومِ عَرَفَةَ

“The best du’aa is the du’aa on the Day of ‘Arafah”
[At-Tirmidhee (#3585): Declared Hasan by Shaykh al-Albaanee. See As-Saheehah (#1503)]

Abu Musa al-Ashari (radhiAllaahu ‘anhu) said:

“The Du’aa is not rejected during these days of Dhul-Hijjah.” (Lataaif p. 377)

As for the Best Dua to say on the Day of Arafah:

The Messenger of Allaah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

« خَيرُ الدُّعَاءِ : دُعَاءُ يَومِ عَرَفَةَ ، وَ خَيرُ مَا قُلْتُ أَنَا وَ النَّبِيُّونَ مِنْ قَبْلِي : لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ ، وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ المُلكُ ، وَ لَهُ الحَمدُ ، وَ هُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيءٍ قَدِيرٌ »

“The best du’aa is the du’aa on the Day of ‘Arafah, and the best thing that I and the Prophets before me said is: ‘Laa ilaaha illallaah, wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul-Mulku wa lahul-hamd, wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shayin qadeer’.”

(There is nothing that deserves to be worshiped in truth except Allaah, He is Alone and has no partner, to Him belongs the dominion and to Him belongs all praise, and He is All-Powerful over all things)
[At-Tirmidhee (#3585): Declared Hasan by Shaykh al-Albaanee. See As-Saheehah (#1503)

As for the Day of Arafaah:

The Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “There is no day on which Allaah frees more people from the Fire than the Day of ‘Arafaah. He comes close and expresses His pride to the angels, saying, ‘What do these people want?’”

As for fasting on the day of Arafaah for those not performing Hajj:

The Messenger of Allaah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was asked about fasting on the Day of ‘Arafaah. He said, “It expiates for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year.” Narrated by Muslim.

As for the du’aa of the fasting person:

Our Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “There are three prayers that are not rejected: the prayer of a father for his child, the prayer of the fasting person and the prayer of the traveller.”


Read Full Post »


Al-Allaamah Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him) stated:
“Likewise (from the beneficial matters of Hajj) is the Du’aa of ‘Arafah. The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) mentioned:
“The best Du’aa, is the Du’aa of ‘Arafah.The best of that which myself and the Prophets before me have said is: -Laa Ilaaha Illallaah Wahdahu Laa Shareeka Lahu, Lahul Mulk Wa Lahul Hamd Wa Huwa Alaa Kulli Shay In Qadeer- None has the right to be worshiped except Allaah, who is alone without partners. For Him is the dominion and the praise. He is capable of doing all things.”
(Musnad of Ahmad and Sunan of At-Tirmidhee Declared good by Shaykh Al-Albaani)
This is the best of that which the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said and He named it the Du’aa of ‘Arafah. That is because the Du’aa is of two types:
1. Du’aa of worship. The statement ((Laa Ilaaha Illallaah)) is the Du’aa of worship and praise for Allaah. All of this is the Du’aa of worship.
2. Du’aa of request. It is that you ask Allaah to forgive you, to have mercy upon you, or that you ask that He provides for you, guides you, make you firmly established (upon the religion of Islaam), forgive your parents, forgive your children and forgive your brothers… This is the Du’aa of request and it is that you ask Allaah (for that which you are seeking).
The example of this is the statement of Allaah:
“You (Allaah) alone we worship and You (Allaah) alone we seek for help”
(Faatihah: 5)
So the statement “You (Allaah) alone we worship” this is the Du’aa of worship. The statement “You (Allaah) alone we seek for help”, this is the Du’aa of request. Therefore, we have in one verse the Du’aa of worship and the Du’aa of request.”
Source:  Aqeedatul-Hajj Fee Daw al-Kitaab wa as-Sunnah pgs. 12-13 by Al-Allaamah Shaykh   Saalih Al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him)
Sisters Upon Al-Istiqaamah


Read Full Post »

=== Remember your Muslim Brother and Sisters in Palestine,Syria,Burma and Everywhere in your Dua ===

The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

 Three supplications will not be rejected (by Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala)), the supplication of the parent for his child, the supplication of the o­ne who is fasting, and the supplication of the traveler.  – [al-Bayhaqi, at-Tirmidhi – Sahih]


Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi-Allahu ‘anhu): Abu-l-Qasim (the Prophet) (ﷺ) said:

On Friday there is a particular time if a Muslim happens to be praying and invoking Allah for something good during that time, Allah will surely fulfill his request.” The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) pointed out with his hand. We thought that he wanted to illustrate how short that time was. – [Bukhari Vol. 8 : No. 409]

The hadeeth of Jabir ibn ‘Abdillah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

“The day of Friday has twelve hours, in which there is no Muslim slave who asks Allah for anything but He will grant it to him, so seek it in the last hour after ‘Asr.” – [Abu Dawood and an-Nasai]



The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

“Indeed the fasting person has at the time of breaking fast a prayer (supplication) which is not rejected.” – [Ibn Majah and Al-Hakim]


Read Full Post »




Excerpt taken from the articleThe Supplication For Laylatul Qadr & Some Points of Benefit Related To It BY ABOO HAATIM M. FAROOQ

Ibn Rajab (rahimahullaah) said:

“Al-‘Afuww (The One Who pardons greatly) is from The Names of Allaah The Most High; and He overlooks the wrongdoings of His servants, He is The One Who erases their trace from them. He Loves to pardon; and so He Loves to pardon His servants, He likewise Loves from His servants that they should pardon each other, so if they pardon each other; He conducts His pardon with them; and His Pardon is more beloved to Him than His Punishment.”[2]


[2] Lataa-if wal-Ma’aarif p.279.

Read Full Post »

afuw tumblr_l221dubctp1qa3scho1_1280

`A’ishah (radhiallahu `anha) reported that she asked Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ), “O Messenger of Allah! If I knew which night is Laylat ul-Qadr, what should I say during it?” And he instructed her to say:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ العَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي

“Allahumma innaka `afuwwun tuh.ibbul `afwa fa`fu `annee –

O Allah! You are the Oft-Pardoning,You love to pardon,so pardon me.”

[Recorded by Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and at-Tirmithi. Verified to be authentic by Al-Albani]

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »