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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After repenting from sins
Source: Sayd ul-Khaatir; Chapter 249, p. 343
“I worship (Allaah) by making du’aa, and I am certain that the answer will come”
Shaykh Ibn aj-Jawzee (rahimahullaah) says:
“If you fall into a hardship that is hard to be free from, you can’t (do anything) but make du’aa and take refuge in Allaah, after repenting from sins, because sins necessitate punishment, so if they disappear by repentance from them, the reason (for punishment) is lifted. So if you repented and made du’aa, and did not see any trace of response, then look into your affair. Maybe the repentence was not sound, so correct it then make du’aa and don’t become tired of making du’aa. Maybe the good is in delaying the response, and maybe the good is not in responding, so you will be rewarded and responded by being referred to what benefits you, and it would be beneficial for you to not be given what you requested, but rather to be given other than it as a replacement.
So if iblees comes and says: ‘How much did you call upon Him and did not see any response?’ Then say: ‘I worship (Allaah) by making du’aa, and I am certain that the answer will come. But maybe its delay is due to some good, and even if it doesn’t happen, worship and humility takes place.’ So take care not to ask for something except by combining it with asking for that which is good, because the occurance of many a wish from the dunyaa was a cause for destruction.”
- Du’aa: “My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings of the Shayaateen”
- Ibn al-Jawzi’s Remarkable Comments on Supplication
- The Supplication for When Things Become Difficult for a Person
- Whoever Does not Supplicate to Allaah, then Allaah is Angry with him
- Allaahum-maghfir lee maa qaddamatu, wa maa ‘akhkhartu ..
- Seeking Allah’s forgiveness a hundred times a day
Source : Dua – Points of Benefit
1. Du’aa containing aspects of shirk in worship (i.e invoking others or other along with Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala).
‘O young man, I am going to teach you some words: Be mindful of Allah, and He will be mindful of you. Be mindful of Allah, and you will find Him before you. When you ask, ask Allah. When you wish to seek help, seek help from Allah. Remember that if all the people come together to bring you benefit they cannot benefit you except what Allah has written. On the other hand, if they come together to cause (you) any harm they will not be able to do it except for what Allah has written. The pens have been laid aside, and the scrolls have dried.’ (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi who declared it Hasan Sahih).
2. Forbidden types of tawassul
That he makes tawassul to Allaah in his du`aa by the honour of the Prophet or his sanctity, or his blessing, or by the honour of those besides him from the Saaliheen, or their sanctity or their right or their blessing, so he says, by way of example, “O Allaah, by the honour of your Prophet, or his sanctity, or his blessing, give me wealth and offspring or enter me into Paradise and save me from the Fire”, then he is not a Mushrik with the major shirk which expels him from Islaam, but it is forbidden in order to close the means (leading) to Shirk and in order to distance a Muslim from doing anything that leads towards Shirk. And there is no doubt that tawassul through the honour of the Prophets and righteous is one of the means of Shirk, that eventually lead to it after the passing of days (i.e. time), according to what has been indicated by (practical) experience and what the reality testifies to… (Fataawaa Lajnah ad-Daa’imah, (1/338), [Check Here for further resources]
3. Dua asking for Death
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,
“No one should wish death for any affliction that has befallen him. If he finds his situation unbearable, let him pray: “Allahumma ahyini ma kanati al-hayatu khayran li wa tawaffani ma kanat al-wafatu khayran li (O Allah, grant me life if life is good for me, and grant me death if death is good for me).” (Muslim)
Imam Ahmad reported that Anas said,
“Allah’s Messenger visited a Muslim man who had become as weak as a sick small bird. Allah’s Messenger said to him, `Were you asking or supplicating to Allah about something’ He said, `Yes. I used to say: O Allah! Whatever punishment you saved for me in the Hereafter, give it to me in this life.’ Allah’s Messenger said:
((All praise is due to Allah! You cannot bear it -or stand it-. You should have said: (Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!))
The man began reciting this Du`a and he was cured.” Muslim also recorded it.
5. Invoke for something fobidden or a sin,
for e.g, asking Allaah to make some one as drug addict or asking Allaah that someone to die as kafir e.t.c
6. Severing ties of kinship,
7. As a way of testing Allah’s Power, response etc,
8. Abandoning du’aa due to despair
‘The servant’s du’a will be answered provided he does not ask for what is sinful or for the breaking off of relations, and also if he does not show impatience.’ He was asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah, what is impatience?’ And he replied, ‘That the servant says: “I invoked, but I do not think it (my invocation) was answered”, and he becomes disappointed and abandons du’a.’ (Narrated by Muslim in his “Sahih” from Abu Hurairah).
9. Excessiveness in raising voice
‘Be kind to yourselves for you are not calling upon One who is deaf or absent. You are calling upon One who is All-Hearing and All-Seeing.’ (Bukhari & Muslim reported it from Abu Musa).
10. You should’nt ask Allah to make His decree that is bad for you, easy for you but rather Allah should ward it off.
Ask with absolute resolve, and believe with certainty that your du’a will be answered. The Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘When one of you makes du’a he should not say, ‘O Allah, forgive me if You wish, have mercy on me if you wish, give me provision if you wish,’ but he should ask with resolve because he does what he likes; no one can force Him.’ (Bukhari)
The Prophet (sallalahu alayhi wa sallam) also said: ‘Ask Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala when you are sure of His response, and remember that Allah does not accept the du’a of the unmindful and neglect heart.’ (Declared Hasan by Sheikh Al-Albani in “Silsilah al-Ahadith Al-Sahihah” no 594)
12. Invoke Allah against oneself, property, wealth or family :
Jabir (radhiAllahu ‘anhu) said the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said:
‘Do not make du’a against yourself, nor make du’a against your children, nor your property, for your du’a may coincide with the time when Allah grants all supplication, and your du’a might be granted (and cause you harm).’ (Muslim).