Allah-humma salli ‘ala Muhammad wa ‘ala aali Muhammad
Oh Allah, send your blessings upon Muhammad and upon the family of Muhammad
All your concerns will be lifted
When the companion Ubai Ibn Ka’ab asked the Messenger what would happen if he dedicated all of his supplications towards sending blessings on the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ .
The Prophet replied “Your needs will be satisfied and your sins will be forgiven”.
Ubai bin Ka’ab (may Allah be pleased with him), who said; ‘I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, I supplicate often, so how much of my supplication should I devote to you?’ He replied, ‘as you desire’. I said, ‘a quarter of it?’ He said ‘as you desire, but if you were to increase upon this, it would be better for you.’ I said, ‘half of it?’ He said, ‘as you desire, but if you were to increase upon this, it would be better for you.’ I said, ‘two-thirds of it?’ He said again, ‘as you desire, but if you were to increase upon this, it would be better for you.’ Finally I said, ‘and if I dedicate my supplication in its entirety to you?’ He said, ‘then your needs will be satisfied, and your sins forgiven.’
What type of society are we creating? If we allow for people to be insulted and we ask them to not respond on their own behalf.
Allah tasks us with responding on behalf of other people. The prophet (saw) He said whoever defends their brother or sister in their absence that Allah would remove the fire from that person’s face on the Day of Judgment.
It’s also an authentic Hadith of the prophet salallahu alihi wasalam. He said that whoever defends his brother or sister in their absence when they are being insulted, Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala will appoint an angel that would defend their flesh on the Day of Judgment over the bridge.
But the flip side of that the prophet (saw) and whoever disgraces his brother or sister will be suspended over the bridge over Hellfire on the day of judgement until they are interrogated for what they have done.
When we respond on behalf of our brother or sister so that they don’t have to respond for themselves, we basically are playing the role of the Angel. So how beautiful is it that we start to be Angelic and character the way we seek to be Angelic with our worship.
Your greatest test of humility and honor is going to come when you meet someone who has absolutely none of those things.
Husnul Khuluq, of good character is how a person deals with someone with …. bad character, the prohet (saw) was sitting with Abu Bakr radiallahu anhum and a man started to insult the prophet (saw) and insult Abu Bakr (ra). now the prophet (saw) was doing what he always did Which was responding with patience, the prophet (saw) did not entertain the insult in any way whatsoever And he definitely did not respond in like manner.
Abu bakr (ra) loved the prophet (saw) more than he loved himself is witnessing those insults and finally he can’t hold himself and he responds. As soon as he responds the prophet (saw) gets up and he leaves.
The prophet (saw) is sitting and Abu bakr (ra) comes to him and he says o messenger of Allah, is it something that I did and the prophet (Saw) said that when we were sitting there before we were responding Allah has sent an angel from the heaven said to us and then as soon as you started to respond the said to us and then as soon as you started to respond the angel left. Devil came and sat in its place.
That’s why the prophet (saw) said that strength is not in how you overcome. Another person, strength is actually in how you overcome yourself.
There are so many different things at the prophet (saw) mentioned that we should do at night and they do involve the Angels.
By making wudu, just by reciting Ayatul Kursi You have an angel that stands guard for you. You have an angel that seeks forgiveness for you throughout the night; you end your night well.
So if you died that night on the dhikir, then you return to Allah subhanaka in the state of remembrance as opposed to an estate of whatever it is that you were doing before you went to sleep.
And if you wake up in the morning you wake up already oriented towards Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala, ready to cling back to those things that you went to sleep with so that you can continue your direction and your pursuit of Him.
Hadith on Wudu: Angels supplicate for those who sleep with ablution
Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever retired for the night in a state of purity, an angel will reside with him in his bed. He will not awaken for an hour in the night but that the angel says: O Allah, forgive this servant of yours, for he retired in a state of purity.”
The prophet (saw) said that when you’re about to commit a sin if you’re reminded of Allah, don’t ignore your conscience, don’t ignore your taqwa, and don’t ignore those thoughts about stop right then and there.
The prophet (Saw) talks about a very unique way that we interact with these angels that are on our right and our left.
The prophet (saw) said a person first commits a sin Allah commands the angel on the left to hold his pen for six hours. There is a time where Allah (swt) says hold off.
Good deeds Wipeout sins that Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala has always left the door of repentance open to you.