Duah list for Arafat

Asalamu’alaykum readers, please don’t forget to include us in your duahs today. And most importantly for the ummah that is suffering so much. Read and say Ameen

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🍁1. Ya Allah grant me Ultimate Success -safety from the Fire and entry into Jannathul Firdous(Aa’meen)

🍁2. Ya Allah make me and my family of those companions of the Right. Who receive the book of deeds in our right hands(Aa’meen).

🍁3. Ya Allah, Grant me a blessed death. Let me utter the shahada before I die. Grant me the intercession of Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).(Aa’meen)

🍁4. Ya Allah grant me the companionship of Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), his family and the Sahaba’s in Jannathul Firdous(Aa’meen).

🍁5. Ya Allah save my non Muslim friends and anyone who has a drop of goodness in his heart from the Fire. Guide them to Islam.(Aa’meen)

🍁6. Ya Allah, reunite me in Jannathul Firdous with those whom I love for Your sake alone.(Aa’meen)

🍁7. Ya Rabb, perfect my Deen and my Worship. Save me and distance me from anything that displeases and angers You.(Aa’meen)

🍁8. Ya Allah accept my good deeds and increase me in reward and Your Mercy. Wipe away my sins and pardon me completely. Shower your Mercy upon me and my family ,save us from disgrace on the Day of Reckoning.(Aa’meen)

🍁9. Ya Allah, when I die, let my soul and my record of Deeds be with the Illiyeen.(Aa’meen)

🍁10. Ya Allah grant me, my parents, family and children guidance, steadfastness and increased Imaan.(Aa’meen)

🍁11. Ya Allah, make me of the few You love, You Pardon and You shade on a Day when there is no shade but from Your Majestic Arsh (Throne).(Aa’meen)

🍁12. Oh my Lord, increase me in Yakeen and Tawakkul in you. Let there be no doubt in my belief in Your Oneness, Your Majesty and Power.(Aa’meen)

🍁13. Ya Allah increase me in my love for You and Your Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).(Aa’meen)

🍁14. Ya Allah forgive me and increase me in Your Blessings and Provisions.(Aa’meen)

🍁15. Ya Allah lead me to more opportunities to do good and seeking Your Pleasure.(Aa’meen)

🍁16. Ya Rabb, Purify my intentions for Your Sake alone and let me not show off or take false pride. Save me from arrogance, pride, showing off and reminding of favors.(Aa’meen)

🍁17. Oh my Creator and Sustainer, do not leave me alone. Bless me with a righteous spouse and children who will be the coolness of my eyes.(Aa’meen)

🍁18. Oh my Lord, make me of those who are patient and obedient to You and to my parents.(Aa’meen)

🍁19. Save me from the Fitnah of Dajjal.(Aa’meen)

🍁20. Save me from the punishment of the grave and the punishment of the Hell Fire.(Aa’meen)

🍁21. Ya Allah, increase me in Sadakathul Jariya work.(Aa’meen)

🍁22. Ya Allah, bless me with good health, so I can make sajdah with ease till my dying day.(Aa’meen)

🍁23. Ya Allah, protect me and the Muslim Ummah against wicked oppressors. Save us from Fitnah and give us ease in our times of trial.(Aa’meen)

🍁24. My Lord, bless me with the best in this world, the best in the Hereafter and save me from the fire. I am indeed in need of the good You have in store for me.(Aa’meen)

🍁25. Ya Allah increase me in gratitude towards You alone.(Aa’meen)

🍁26. Oh my Rabb, save me from hypocrisy.(Aa’meen)

🍁27. Ya Allah, bless me and my family with accepted hajj and umra and accepted ibadah (Aa’meen).

🍁28. Ya Allah protect me against Evil Jinns and Spirits. Safeguard me from c incitements and plots.(Aa’meen)

🍁29. Ya Allah forgive and have Mercy upon my parents, as they looked after me when I was young.(Aa’meen)

🍁30. Ya Allah, I pray and beg of You for the guidance of the Muslim Youth and Ummah. Save us all from Kufr, Despair, Misdeeds and Shirk.(Aa’meen)

🍁31. Ya Allah grant me the strength to battle laziness and sleep, so I may wake up for Tahajjud and Fajr daily,guide me,my family and all believers on sirat-Al Haqq,Surat-Al mustaqim,make us of those who serve You and worship You in a way pleasing to You and befitting Your Majesty.
🌺Aa’meen thumma Aa’meen.

A Day like no other…Arafat

Asalamu’alaykum dear readers today is a very special day a day filled with so much blessings it’s hard not to dedicate time to ask for what you want, but most importantly it is a day that has various virtues that it’s vital for us to know about.

The Day of Arafat

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What is the day of Arafat?

It is a day by which Allaah swore an oath.

The Almighty cannot swear by anything except that which is mighty. Yawm ‘Arafaah is the “witnessed day” mentioned in the aayah (interpretation of the meaning):

“By the witnessing day [Friday] and by the witnessed day [the Day of ‘Arafaah].” [al-Burooj 85:3].

It was reported from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The promised day is the Day of Resurrection, the witnessed day is the Day of ‘Arafaah, and the witnessing day is Friday.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani.

It is the “odd” [i.e., odd-numbered, Witr] by which Allaah swore in the aayah (interpretation of the meaning):

And by the even and the odd” [al-Fajr 89:3]. Ibn ‘Abbaas said: “The even is the Day of al-Adhaa [i.e., 10th Dhoo’l-Hijjah] and the odd is the Day of ‘Arafaah [i.e., 9th Dhoo’l-Hijjah] This is also the view of ‘Ikrimah and al-Dahhaak.

What is so Special about the Day?

It is the day on which Allaah took the covenant from the progeny of Adam.

It was reported that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah took the covenant from the loins of Adam in Na’maan, i.e., ‘Arafaah. He brought forth from his loins all his offspring and spread them before Him, then He addressed them, and said: ‘Am I not your Lord? They said, ‘Yes, we testify,’ let you should say on the Day of Resurrection: ‘Verily, we have been unaware of this.’ Or lest you should say: ‘It was only our fathers aforetime whotook others as partners in worship along with Allaah, and we were (merely their) descendents after them; will You then destroy us because of the deeds of men who practised Al-Baatil (i.e., ploytheism and committing crimes and sins, invoking and worshipping others besides Allaah)?’ [al-A’raaf 7:172-173 – interpretation of the meaning].” Narrated by Ahmad and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani. And there is no greater day than this and no greater covenant than this.

What can we do on the day?

We can fast, Because fasting on this day is an expiation for two years.

It was reported from Abu Qutaadah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) 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.

This (fasting) is mustahabb for those who are not on Hajj. In the case of the one who is on Hajj, it is not Sunnah for him to fast on the Day of ‘Arafaah, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not fast on this day in ‘Arafaah. It was narrated that he forbade fasting on the Day of ‘Arafaah in ‘Arafaah.

And and lastly remember that….

It is the day of forgiveness of sins, freedom from the Fire and pride in the people who are there:

In Saheeh Muslim it was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) 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?’”

It was reported from Ibn ‘Umar that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah expresses His pride to His angels at the time of ‘Ishaa’ on the Day of ‘Arafaah, about the people of ‘Arafaah. He says, ‘Look at My slaves who have come unkempt and dusty.’” Narrated by Ahmad and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani.

And Allaah knows best.

Sacrifice your son…

Assalamu’alaykum Dear Readers,

we hope you are all so deep in your Ibadaah during these rather holy days.

However, we would like to remind people as to why we are even doing what we are doing. Remember all that we are doing stems back to the story of Prophet Ibrahim (as) and his wife Hajar and son Isma’il (as). The whole pilgrimage is based on this family and the slaughtering of an animal is also due to the story.

Qurbani

Qurbani /Udhiyyah is one of the great rituals of Islam, prescribed in the Qur’an and the Sunnah of His Messenger (saw).This amazing act commemorates the obedience of Ibrahim ‘alayhis-salaam, the Imam of Islamic Monotheism, whom Allah ‘azza wajall inspired to offer his son, Isma’il, as a sacrifice to Him. Allah, in His Mercy, then ransomed Isma’il with a ram which Ibrahim sacrificed.

And Allah says,‘And We ransomed him with a great sacrifice (i.e. a ram).’ [37:107]

Due to this, Muslims sacrifice animals as an act of worship to Allah during the period from after the Eid prayer (10th Dhul Hijjah) until the last days of tashreeq.

This act of Qurbani is a confirmed Sunnah, and considered obligatory by many ‘ulama

The Messenger of Allah (saw )said,
‘Whoever offers a sacrifice after the prayer, has completed his rituals (of Eid) and followed the way of the Muslims.’
(Sahih al Bukhari)

Best Days of The Year!

Assalamu’alaykum, we pray you are all well and in good health and Iman.

Alhamdulillah that we have reached another year and been blessed to attain much reward in the coming ten days of Dhul Hijja the best ten days of the year. Oh Muslim don’t be lazy and slack with these ten days, a reminder for ourselves before our readers. Work hard for you don’t know if you will be blessed to see another, on Friday a sister passed away, many Hujjajs (pilgrims) also returned to their Lord and for many more around the world will not have those 10 extra days to repent and seek forgiveness from their past. May their death be a reminder for us all that death is inventible thus lets work hard in collecting good deeds, for surely this world is only a few days long!

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What is Dhul Hijja?

The ten days of Dhul-Hijjah (the 12th month of the Islamic Hijri calendar) start when the month of Dhul-Hijjah enters. And they end with the day of `Eid – the `Eid of sacrifice.

“There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allaah than these 10 days.” [Bukhaari]”

There are no days greater in the sight of Allaah (including Ramadhaan) & in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Him than these 10 days, so during this time recite a great deal of Tahleel (“La ilaaha ill-Allaah”), Takbeer (Allaahu Akbar) and Tahmeed (Al Hamdu Lil-laah).” [Ahmad]

What do we have to do?
A Sunnah of the Prophet s.a.w: “When you see the new moon of Dhul-Hijjah, if any one of you wants to offer a sacrifice, then he should stop cutting his hair and nails until he has offered his sacrifice.” [Muslim]
A Sunnah: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to fast on the first 9 days of Dhul-Hijjah and the day of ‘Ashoora’, and 3 days each month – the first Monday and 2 Thursdays of the month”. [Nasaa’i, Abu Dawood]
Fasting on the Day of ‘Arafaah. He s.a.w said, “It expiates for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year.” [Muslim]
“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?’
[Muslim]
What can we do?
Takbeer of Tashreeq: After each Fardh Salaah Recite from Fajr of 9th Dhul Hijjah until Asr of 13th
“Allaahu Akbar,Allaahu Akbar,Laa ilaaha il-lAllaahu,WAllaahu AkbarAllaahu Akbar,Wa Lil-laahil-hamd
(Allaah is the Greatest,Allaah is the Greatest,there is no god but Allaah; Allaah is the Greatest and to Allaah be all praise),”

Adjust your daily routines and make the most of these precious days.

Allah loves first…..

Asalamu’alaykum

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One of the Salaf once said:

“I used to think that the servant is the one who loves Allah first in order for Allah to love him, until I read:

{ فَسَوْفَ يَأْتِي اللَّهُ بِقَوْمٍ يُحِبُّهُمْ وَيُحِبُّونَهُ }

“Allah will bring forth [in place of them] a people He will love and who will love Him.” [Al-Mā’idah 5:54]

So I knew that the one who loves first is Allah.

And I used to think that the servant is the one who repents first in order for Allah to accept his repentance, until I read:

{ ثُمَّ تَابَ عَلَيْهِمْ لِيَتُوبُوا }

“Then He turned to them so they could repent.” [Al-Tawbah 9:118]

So I knew that Allah is the One who inspires you to repent in order for you to repent to Him.

And I used to think that the servant is the one who becomes pleased with Allah first, then Allah becomes pleased with him, until I read:

{ رَّضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُوا عَنْهُ }

“Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him.” [Al-Tawbah 9:100]

So I knew that Allah is the One who becomes pleased first.”

Everything happens with the mercy of Allah… We actually reading this and reflecting on it or sharing is nothing but the mercy of Allah on us… Allah huakbar..

Then which of the favours of your Lord will you deny? [55:13]