اللّهُمَّ إنّي أعوذُ بك من علم لا ينفع ومن قلب لا يخشع ومن نفس لا تشبع ومن دعاء لا يسمع
O Allah, I seek refuge with You from knowledge that does not benefit, from a heart that is not humbly submissive; from a soul that is never satisfied, and from a supplication that is not given a response.
Sunan al-Nasā’ī 5537
Graded Sahīh by Al-Albānī
This is the du’a Shaykh Albani concluded his sitting with once when he was asked about the permissibility of video taping Islamic talks since one might think the video will have a greater effect (than audio alone).
After responding that video taping also falls into that which is prohibited (excusable only by necessity or pressing need), the shaykh added an additional beautiful point of benefit–contrary to these videos (of people) being more effective, it is likely to lead to a disastrous consequence: that of callers becoming amazed by themselves and not benefiting themselves from knowledge.
It is enough evil for a person (to be afflicted by), the shaykh said, that people point him out with their fingers [like celebrities].
Silsilah al-Hudá wa al-Nūr, Tape 314
Translation of the du’a and summary of the shaykh’s speech by Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff
Originally posted on Audio-Islam.com:
29.08.2014 – A very inspiring khutbah given by our brother and teacher Abu Abdillah Hasan as-Somalee (hafidhahullah) at Masjid Chaguanas, Trinidad during MPUBS and Isalm.TT T&T Summer Conference 2014.
Our brother Hasan expounded on the explanation of the hadeeth of where Mu’adh ibn Jabal (radi Allaahu ‘anhu) was taught a beautiful dua’ by the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
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Mu’adh (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) took hold of my hand and said:
“O Mu’adh! By Allah I love you, so I advise you to never forget to recite after every prayer:
Allahumma a’innee alaa dhikrika, wa shukrika, wa husni ‘ibaadatika
(O Allah, help me remember You, to be grateful to You, and to worship You in an excellent manner).”
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HasbunAllaahu wa ni’mal Wakeel – Allaah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs
Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah
Narrated ibn Abbas radi Allaahu `anhuma:
(The saying) “Allaah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)” was said by Ibraahiim `alehi wa salaam when he was thrown into the fire; and it was said by Muhammad sala Allahu `alehi wa salaam when they (the hypocrites) said, “Verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them”, but it (only) increased them in Faith and they said “Allaah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us).”
[Sahih al-Bukhari Vol 6. hadith No. 86; see also Qur’an sura Al-`Imraan (3) verse 173. From the Qur’an translation of Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilaalii and Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khaan]
Shaykh Badiudeen (rahimahullaah): When I went to see Allamah Ehsan Elahi Zaheer on his death bed,
he kept saying
حَسْبُنَا اللَّـهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ 3:173
Today we had our brother Abdullah Jamaal ‘Abbaas, one of the students of Sheikh Muhammad Sa’eed Rslan (may Allah preserve him and his family), come into the studio today to read this du’aa. Please listen to it and try to repeat it as best you can.
Memorize it! You can do it n’shaa Allah.
May Allah bless and accept you.
اللهمَّ إني أعوذ بكَ من جارِ السُّوءِ ، ومن زوج تشيِّبني قبلَ المشيبِ ، ومن ولد يكونُ عليّ رَبّاً، ومن مالٍ يكونُ عَليّ عذاباً ، ومن خليلٍ ماكرٍ عينُه تراني ، وقلبُه يرعاني ؛ إنْ رأى حسنةً دفنَها ، وإذا رأى سيئّئةً أذاعَها
Abu Hurayrah (radee’Allaahu anhu) said that from his (Messenger of Allaah, sallAllaahu alayhee wa aalehee wasalam) supplications were:
“Oh Allaah, I seek refuge with you
- from an evil neighbour; and
- from a wife who causes me to grow old before old age; and
- from a son who will become a master over me; and
- from wealth which will become a punishment for me; and
- from a cunning friend whose gaze is upon me & whose heart is plotting & planning against me, such that if he sees something good, he buries it & if he sees something bad he spreads it.”
(The transliteration of which is:
“Allahumma innee a’udhu bika min Jaaris Suu, wa min zawjin tashayyabanee qablal masheeb, wa min waladin yakoonu alaiyya rabban, wa min maalin yakoonu alaiyya ‘adhaaban, wa min khaleelin maakirin, ‘ainuhu taraanee, wa qalbuhu yar’aanee, in yaraa hasanatan dafanahaa, wa in yaraa sayyi’a’tan adhaa’ahaa“
(Collected by At Tabaraani in ‘Ad Dua’ (3/1425/1339) and its chain is declared ‘Jayyid’ (Good) by Shaikh Al Albaani in silsilatul Ahaadeethus Saheehah (No#3137)
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) said:
The author (may Allah have mercy on him) said: Chapter on dhikr in the morning and the evening.
What he meant by morning and evening was at the beginning of the day, and at the end of the day and the beginning of the night. The morning begins when dawn breaks and ends when the sun has risen at the forenoon. And the evening begins with ‘Asr prayer and ends with ‘Isha’ prayer or thereabouts.
End quote from Sharh Riyadh as-Saaliheen
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said:
Chapter on remembering Allah (dhikr) at the two ends of the day (as mentioned in Hud 11:114), which are the times between Fajr and sunrise, and between ‘Asr and Maghrib. Allah, may He be glorified and exalted) says:
“O you who believe! Remember Allah with much remembrance. And glorify His Praises morning and afternoon” [al-Ahzaab 33:41-42]. The “afternoon”: al-Jawhari said: This is the time after ‘Asr until Maghrib. And Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “and glorify the praises of your Lord in the ‘Ashiy (i.e. the time period after the midnoon till sunset) and in the Ibkaar (i.e. the time period from early morning or sunrise till before midnoon)” [Ghaafir 40:55].
The ibkaar is the beginning of the day and the ‘ashiy is the end of the day. And Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “and glorify the praises of your Lord before the rising of the sun, and before its setting” [Ta-Ha 20:130]. This interpretation is what is mentioned in the hadeeths about saying such and such in the morning and evening. What is meant is before the sun rises and before it sets. Therefore the time for these adhkaar is after Fajr and after ‘Asr.
End quote from al-Waabil as-Sayyib, p. 127
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