Category: Important Duas / Supplications

Say Alhamdulillah Twice When Thing Doesn’t Go Your Way ~Mufti Menk

We’re searching for happiness, for contentment for goodness for success, guess who is the owner of all those? Allah, so if start off by knocking the right door. Develop your relationship with Allah; develop your relationship with the word of Allah.

Ultimately where do we want to reach? jannatul ferdous it means paradise. Ultimately I want to reach paradise.

There is a direction straight it will lead you to a specific goal and you know that but the problem is you know we’re too engrossed in the world. There is a balance between this dunya and akhira (this worldly life and the Hereafter).  Those who  tell you to divorce yourself from this world have not understood the world and those who tell you to enjoy it to the degree that you’ve forgotten where you’re going to go, had also not understood the reality of the world. The powerful dua is in the following:

وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَقُولُ رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ – 2:201

Wa minhum mai yaqoolu rabbanaaa aatina fid dunyaa hasanatanw wa fil aakhirati hasanatanw wa qinaa azaaban Naar

But among them is he who says, “Our Lord, give us in this world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter [that which is] good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.”

أُولَٰئِكَ لَهُمْ نَصِيبٌ مِّمَّا كَسَبُوا ۚ وَاللَّهُ سَرِيعُ الْحِسَابِ – 2:202

Ulaaa’ika lahum naseebum mimmaa kasaboo; wal laahu saree’ul hisaab

Those will have a share of what they have earned, and Allah is swift in account.

Do you know that if sometimes if the plan you had for your own life was granted exactly as you wanted it perhaps you would not have seen that the successes that you have seen as a result of doors being closed by Allah for you.

When something happens your way say alhamdulillah, when it doesn’t happen your way say alhamdulillah twice because it’shappened the way Allah wanted it anyway. it’s amazing. Don’t become despondent..

The hadith I was saying, one of my favorite. So the prophet (saw) was asked what are the characteristics of those who are in Jannah /Paradise what would be the reasons that got them into paradise.  He just said two words; you need two things… the people of Jannah have two: the consciousness of Allah meaning the relationship with Allah and secondly greatness in character and conduct is meaning the relationship with the rest of the creatures of the same Allah.

When you realize that everything happens according to Allah and when he’s given you the capacity to do something the energy, the mental ability, the intellect that the opportunities seize them, make use of them. Don’t be lazy, don’t sit back and say well if Allah wants it will happen. Allah gave you the capacity, Allah gave you everything you needed to get up to do it and Allah would have opened the doors for you but because you didn’t the doors remain closed.

If after you’ve done everything about it the doors were all closed and everything was closed and even the big black gate in the front became closed then you know what you got to say Allah didn’t want it and walk away. – Mufti Menk

Powerful Duas Between Sons & Mothers Will Bring Tears To Your Eyes ~ Shaykh Omar Suleiman

What does it mean to actually get the dua of your mother? When your mom or your parents will actually say oh Allah and they’ll have something that is favorable to you implied in that dua.

Allah has ordered excellence to both of your parents and then specifying the mother that she carried you in pain, she gave birth to you in pain, she fed you in pain, she nurtured you in pain, and she went through all of that for you. She deserves that honor .

 

oh my lord honor him and have mercy on him the way  that he has dignified me and obeyed me in my old age – Mother of abu hurairah (ra)

That singled dua is so precious I there is no limit to that dua, no limit to that supplication of appearance.

The dua of a mother could even get you the companionship of a prophet. And more than all of that, it could bring barakah in your life and acceptance in the hereafter in ways that nothing else can.

That blessing is induced through natural service, do things that will naturally induce a good dua,

if your parents are not alive then just as when they are alive you are to honor them with that goodness then honor them with good deeds in their name that sadaqah jariyah and those deeds will reach them and on the day of judgment they will be holding those good deeds that you did on their behalf and testifying in front of Allah (swt) for you.

If the dua of a mother can bring that much baraka on a person’s life, you better want your spouse to get that dua from their mother. husband and wife part of your making your spouse a more complete Muslim and getting that dua, and getting that baraka in life that potential … pleasure in the hereafter is when they get those duas from their parents. don’t see your mother-in-law as an opponent in that sense of Kadima because it may be the kidma that your husband or wife gives to their mother that brings that Baraka in your married life and in your life in general and your acceptance in the hereafter, don’t see them as opponents, help your spouse honor their parents.

Shaykh Omar Suleiman

 

The Fourth Category Knowledge Of Allah! The Crux of Istikharah – Mufti Menk

I know of people who become stressed and depressed to the degree that they stopped praying. I called out to Allah but he doesn’t want to listen. The hadith says Allah will definitely respond your dua for as long as you don’t make haste.

I promise you, you need to have conviction that Allah has heard you and responded you and he will give you what you want, when the time is right.

In the dua of stikharah you say oh Allah if this is good for me my deen, my dunya meaning my religion, my life, my future, etc etc my hereafter then let it happen for me, make it easy for me and give me blessings in it, give me baraka in it. but oh Allah if you know in your knowledge and I don’t know, if you know in your knowledge that it’s not good for me then take it away from me, take me away from it and make me happy with your decree.

What was the degree that you’re not going to get it? So we want something we make Istikharah.

But the dua itself tells you that you know what you are saying if it’s good for me let it happen for me. if it’s not happening for you it means you said if it’s not good for me let it not happen for me so the doors are closed, the road is closed, another door is closed, a third door is closed and you still fighting along like a champion and you don’t know but you just made a dua, say oh Allah it’s not good for me take it away from me.

He is busy taking it away from you and you’re running after it.

This is why when you understand the knowledge of Allah and you ponder over it and you surrender to it. You won’t go wrong. So what is the knowledge of Allah?

He knows what happened, He knows what is happening and He knows what will happen. There is a fourth category that He knows and that’s the crux of the whole is Istikharah, subhanAllah.

He knows what happened, He knows what is happening, He knows what will happen and He knows what will not happen if it were to happen, how it would have happened. Allahu akbar.

What is never going to happen, it was never going to happen, it will never happen, if it did happen how it would have happened is part of the knowledge of Allah.

Now surrender to that. Just surrender to that you’ll be a happy person, believe firmly that the condition you’re in is the best possible condition for you right now. Even if its tough becauseAllah didn’t promise you that your life is going to be easy. He only promised you that He’s going to help you through the way if you have faith and conviction.

-Mufti Menk

EP23 | Contentment from Revelation | Ramadan Series 2019 | Mufti Menk

May times we are given a task to do and we become worried about how we are going to fulfill the task whether it is at home or at work or elsewhere. Something that is on our shoulders and we wonder how is this going to happen….

If you look at surah Taha Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala talks about a huge burden that he placed on the shoulders of Musa alayhi salaatu wa salaam and Allah (swt) says

  “رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي. وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي. وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي . يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي”

“Rabbish rahli sadri, wa yassirli amri, wah lul uqdatan min lisaani, yaf kahu kauli”

“My Lord, put my heart at peace for me and make my task easy for me and remove the knot from my tongue, that they may understand my speech. [20:25,26,27,28]

We are taught we can repeat the same dua whenever we are tasked to do something.

Another lesson also to learn from surah Taha regarding contentment. When we speak to people we should always use soft words even when speaking to your enemies.

And speak to him with gentle speech that perhaps he may be reminded or fear [ Allah ].” (20:44)

We learn in verse number 72 of surah Taha a beautiful lesson regarding the magicians who were called by the pharaoh. When they saw the clear signs of Allah they became so close to Allah because they surrendered to Allah, there was a calmness that overtook them. The Pharaoh immediately threatened them by telling them I will kill you then they say:

They said, “Never will we prefer you over what has come to us of clear proofs and [over] He who created us. So decree whatever you are to decree. You can only decree for this worldly life. (20:72)

Indeed, we have believed in our Lord that He may forgive us our sins and what you compelled us [to do] of magic. And Allah is better and more enduring.”(20:73)

Indeed beautiful lessons we learn from reverts those who had just converted to Islam. When the Pharaoh threatened them they said do what you want. Because you can only punish us in this world, you can only make decisions regarding this world, thereafter we’re going to go to Allah and we expect the forgiveness of Allah, the mercy of Allah. They were persecuted but they were content, they were calm, one prostration earned them paradise

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala speaks of how forgiving He is:

But indeed, I am the Perpetual Forgiver of whoever repents and believes and does righteousness and then continues in guidance.(20:82)

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala speaks also at the end of that surah of verse number 132 about the importance of encouraging your family to fulfill the five daily prayers

And enjoin prayer upon your family [and people] and be steadfast therein. We ask you not for provision; We provide for you, and the [best] outcome is for [those of] righteousness.(20:132)

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala speaks about the prophets of Allah, the struggles they went through… in surah Al anbiya:

Those to whom hypocrites said, “Indeed, the people have gathered against you, so fear them.” But it [merely] increased them in faith, and they said, “Sufficient for us is Allah, and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs.” (3:173)

Allah said, “O fire, be coolness and safety upon Abraham.” (21:69)

When we are upright and we want to worship our maker alone, be prepared to be persecuted, people might say bad things about you, they might think that you’re a bad person but keep going, keep going for the sake of Allah. Be kind, prove them wrong but don’t lose your faith in your maker, never- Mufti Menk

 

Reasons For Bad Dreams Or Nightmares & Remedies For These

Seeing bad dreams /nightmares doesn’t mean one is possessed by jinn, black magic, ayn and hasad, evil eye, jealousy and envy but it may happen for diets, watching movies or playing gaming excessively, fatigue and tiredness etc.

But in terms of Islam, one of the reasons of seeing #baddream may be related with the closeness to Allah (swt). If one has commits a sin, he/ she should repent immediately from Allah. Don’t leave that sin and become excited with. Because it lowers one guard from the protection of Almighty and one may experience of seeing bad dreams as it makes easy devil to attack.

“When you commit a sin, make peace with Allah immediately, don’t leave that sin for until you commit it again and again and you’re happy with it… excited. you’ve dropped your guard, Shaitaan will come and attack. You start finding… you have bad dreams, you dream of snakes and nightmares and you you can’t sleep and you have headaches, migraines that you of a jinn or some form of bad affect remember this…..” #MuftiMenk

✔️To get rid of bad dreams read the following duas before sleeping…..


اللهم باسمك أموت وأح
Allahumma Bismika Amutu Wa Ahya
[O Allah, with Your Name will I die and live (wake up)].”

بِاسْمِكَ رَبِّي وَضَعْتُ جَنْبِي، وَبِكَ أَرْفَعُهُ، فَإِنْ أَمْسَكْتَ نَفْسِي فَارْحَمْهَا، وَإِنْ أَرْسَلْتَهَا فَاحْفَظْهَا، بِمَا تَحْفَظُ بِهِ عِبَادَكَ الصَّالِحِينَ.
Bismika rabbee wadaAAtu janbee wabika arfaAAuh, fa-in amsakta nafsee farhamha, wa-in arsaltaha fahfathha bima tahfathu bihi AAibadakas-saliheen
In Your name my Lord, I lie down and in Your name I rise, so if You should take my soul then have mercy upon it, and if You should return my soul then protect it in the manner You do so with Your righteous servants.
Al-Bukari 11:126

Dua To Get Rid of Debt / Loan | Mufti Menk [Very Important]

#Dua To Get Rid of #Debt / #Loan #MuftiMenk Dua :“Allahummak Fini bi Halalika An Haramika, wa Aghnini bi Fadhlika Amman Siwaka” i.e. “O Allah! Suffice me with your halal from the haram, and make me independant with your grace from all besides you.”

Dua For Laylatul Qadr_The Night Of Power Last 10 Nights | Mufti Menk | Emotional

Dua For #LaylatulQadr The Night Of Power Last 10 Nights mentioned by #MuftiMenk. The dua / Supplication is given in the following:

اللهم إنك عفو تحب العفو فاعفو عنى Allahumma innaka `afuwwun, tuhibbul-`afwa, fa`fu `anni

(O Allah, You are Most Forgiving, and You love forgiveness; so forgive me.) Laylat al-Qadr is on one of the odd nights.

Aisha Radiallahu Anha relates that Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: “Seek out Laylat al-Qadr in the odd nights during the last ten nights of Ramadan.” (Al-Bukhari & Muslim). So, the chances of laylatul Qadir is on odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan ( means night 21,23,25,27 and 29). A Muslim should seek out this special night by spending the last ten nights of Ramadan engaged in various acts of worship. Ibn Umar relates that Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: “Look for it in the last ten nights. If one of you falls weak or unable to do so, then he should at least try on the seven remaining nights.” (Muslim)