Istikhara is seeking the guidance of Allah. So you want to open a business, you want to get married, you want to do something, .. a major and you’re confused about it. then you ask Allah, guide me, Allah, if this is good for me.
People say, how do I know the response of my Istikhara?
Go back and find out what you said. That’s the response. You said Oh Allah, if it is good for me, make it easy and facilitate it. Open the doors.
So you get up the following morning and Mashallah, The doors are opening, one after the other. That’s a sign. Allah is starting to open your doors.
You get up the following morning and your doors are closing one after the other. That’s a sign. Allah is closing the doors.
Dua For A good ending
What comes down on Laylatul Qadr is everything that will happen of that year in terms of the recording of your sustenance, what you’re going to gain that year, your rizq, your sustenance is decreed. What will happen in terms of your lifespan, the events of the year that will come?
Ibn Abbas (ra) says that on that night (Laylatul Qadr), who’s going to pass away that year comes down.
That’s why, as you are in the end of Ramadan, one of the most blessed things
We’re not a people who make dua for long lives just for the sake of living long. We are people who make dua for Allah to take us from this life when it is best for us, when we’re in the best state of Imam /faith.
Because there is no rizq that will be decreed that is more precious than a good ending.
we say, oh, Allah, take me away when you are pleased with me.
Every Dua, supplication or prayer you make is heard by Allah. He definitely answers your prayer.
Oh Allah, create a barrier every time plan to sin, create a miraculous barrier that I just don’t sin.
Prophet (Pbuh) speaks about women He says, Oh, people, oh people, women have rights over you, just like you have rights over them. In his final sermon, he’s speaking about the rights of women. He says, Women have rights over you.
The Prophet peace be upon him has expressly mentioned that according to Islamic teachings, it should be the male and the female should support him and he should support her. He needs to respect her and love her and help her to fulfil her duties unto Allah.
And that’s why the Quran says she has rights upon her in the same way that you have rights upon her.
It is a beautiful partnership, and men are definitely responsible for women.
He (pbuh) says, when you married them, you married them with the name of Allah. You took them with the Amana and the trust entrusted by Allah. So look after them.
Remember when you speak to females; speak to them with utmost respect. That’s a real Muslim. That’s a true follower of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
In life we will face many tests, Allah has told this in the Qur’an.
This is not to torture us but to test and build our character. In Surah Baqarah it tells us “Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear.” Surah Baqarah Ayat 286
We may have difficulties and challenges but nothing which we can’t handle. All our trials in life are things which can push us to the edge but not enough to knock us off the cliff. Subhanallah.
It was narrated from ‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) that a mukatib (slave who had entered into a contract of manumission) came to him and said: “I am unable to pay off my manumission; help me.” He said: “Shall I not tell you some words which the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) taught me? And if you have debt like the mountain of Seer, Allah will pay it off for you. He said: ‘Say:
“O Allaah! Provide me with lawful (Halal) livelihood, adequate to my needs instead of the unlawful (Haram), and make me suffice with Your graces needing nothing from anyone else”
So let’s us learn and memorize the dua
Whenever Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) finished his prayer, he used to say Allahumma antas salam dua after asking Allah’s forgiveness three times: [Reported by Muslim].
اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ السَّلاَمُ وَمِنْكَ السَّلاَمُ تَبَارَكْتَ يَا ذَا الْجَلاَلِ وَالإِكْرَامِ
Transliteration: Allahumma Antas-Salam wa minkas-salam. Tabarakta ya Dhal-jalali wal- ikram.
“O Allah, You are As-Salam, From You is all peace, blessed are You O Possessor of majesty and honour”
It’s said for the following reasons:
Act of Worship glorifying Allah.
Shows remembrance of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala.
When we are weak and feeble in our obedience to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, the word Taqwa (piety) that we so often hear, seems so difficult to attain …
Allah wants us to be in constant remembrance of Him s.w.t. He knows we are going to fall into sin but he wants us to be from those who constantly seek His forgiveness and ask for His mercy.
A person who says :
أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ الَّذِي لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْْقَيُّومُ وَ أَتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ
“Astaghfirullah al-’Azeem al-lazi la ilaha illa Huwal-Hayyul-Qayyum wa atubu ilaih ”
[I seek the forgiveness of Allah the Mighty, Whom there is none worthy of worship except Him, The Living, The Eternal, and I repent unto Him] … even if he has committed sins as much as the the foam of an ocean, still he will be forgiven. [Abu Dawud- 2:85/ Tirmidhi 5:569]
Istighfar ((Seeking forgiveness) is so important because
Istighfar Provides Sustenance
Istighfar opens the door of mercy
Istighfar removes Stress and Anxiety
An Eraser of Sins
Our Dua (Supplication) is Accepted
According to the Hadith the Prophet Muhammad (saws) used to recite this supplication in the morning when first waking up and in the evening.
“O Allah, I ask you for Afiyah.”
Afiyah is an all encompassing word referring to overall well-being. This can include health, wealth, and safety from anything that may be deemed as harmful.
To be saved from any afflictions, you are in Afiyah.
To be healthy, you are in Afiyah.
To have enough money, you are in Afiyah.
To live, you are in Afiyah.
To have your children protected, you are in Afiyah.
And if you are forgiven and not punished, you are in Afiyah.
In the dua Dunya refers to this worldly life and the akhirah meaning the afterlife.
From the hadith of Abu Hurayrah in the two authentic books, it is narrated that the prophet Muhammed (SAW) said, “From my nation a group of seventy thousand [people will] enter paradise whose faces [will] illuminate [like the] illumination of the full moon. (n the hadith narrated in Bukhari )
One of the category is “and they used to put their trust [only] in their Lord.”
In a state of pain or sad, we are also advised to say alhamdulillah ‘ala kulli haal (All praise and thanks are only for Allah in all circumstances)..
May Allah ta’ala grant ease to those in hardship and allow us to see and be grateful for all of His favours upon us despite whatever difficulties we might be going through, ameen.
So lean and memorise this dua
Dua To praise Allah When Something Bad Happens