Al Baqarah, 284

A simple reminder, for myself first: from Surah Al Baqarah, 284.

To Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth. Whether you show what is within yourselves or conceal it, Allah will bring you to account for it. Then He will forgive whom He wills and punish whom He wills, and Allah is over all things competent.

لِّلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ وَإِن تُبْدُوا مَا فِي أَنفُسِكُمْ أَوْ تُخْفُوهُ يُحَاسِبْكُم بِهِ اللَّهُ ۖ فَيَغْفِرُ لِمَن يَشَاءُ وَيُعَذِّبُ مَن يَشَاءُ ۗ وَاللَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

Dua for protection, taqwah, rememberance, purification, supplication, forgiveness, repentance…

O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from incapacity, from sloth, from cowardice, from miserliness, decrepitude and from torment of the grave.

O Allah, grant to my soul the sense of righteousness and purify it, for Thou art the Best Purifier thereof. Thou art the Protecting Friend thereof, and Guardian thereof.

O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from the knowledge which does not benefit, from the heart that does not entertain the fear (of Allah), from the soul that does not feel contented and the supplication that is not responded.

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ وَالْجُبْنِ وَالْبُخْلِ وَالْهَرَمِ وَعَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ اللَّهُمَّ آتِ نَفْسِي تَقْوَاهَا وَزَكِّهَا أَنْتَ خَيْرُ مَنْ زَكَّاهَا أَنْتَ وَلِيُّهَا وَمَوْلاَهَا اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ لاَ يَنْفَعُ وَمِنْ قَلْبٍ لاَ يَخْشَعُ وَمِنْ نَفْسٍ لاَ تَشْبَعُ وَمِنْ دَعْوَةٍ لاَ يُسْتَجَابُ لَهَا

Muslim.

Eid is tomorrow… Just a bit longer to make dua and dhikr, seek forgiveness, and ask Allah to grant us good in this life, good in the next life, and save us from the fire in this blessed month.

May Allah bless us with the ability to witness many more Ramadans, and to grow closer to Him with each passing day, Amin.
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Nearing the end

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحَزَنِ، وَالْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ، وَالْبُخْلِ وَالْجُبْنِ، وَضَلَعِ الدَّيْنِ، وَغَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ

O Allah, I seek refuge in You from grief and sadness, from weakness and from laziness, from miserliness and from cowardice, from being overcome by debt and overpowered by men (i.e. others).

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Dua for Laylatul Qadr

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ كَرِيمٌ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي

Oh Allah! You are the Pardoner (of sins) and you love to pardon, so pardon me!

Jami` at-Tirmidhi

One of the brothers in the revert group I participate in on the effbook reminded us of this dua a few days ago, and included a brief discussion of the difference between Magfirah (~forgiveness) and ‘Afuw (pardon).

Magfirah (as in “Astagfirullah” and “Rabigfirli”) is Allah’s forgiveness: He will forgive your sins, and they won’t be counted against you (in sha’Allah), but they will still be recorded in your book of deeds and you will be asked about them on the day of Judgment.

‘Afuw is Allah’s pardon: not only does He forgive your sin(s), but He deletes them from your book and they will not be revealed on the Day of Judgement.

I’m in clear need of some of that…

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ كَرِيمٌ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ كَرِيمٌ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ كَرِيمٌ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي Continue reading “Dua for Laylatul Qadr”

Tasbih (2)

Should you want to make tasbih, but not have your beads around, your fingers make a good alternative to the mustahab.

Every finger has three bones, so it’s pretty easy to count 33 SubhanAllahs, 33 Alhamdulillahs and 33 Allahu Akbars, and your pointer finger is right there to finish it off with la ilaha il Allah. 

  
Alhamdulillah Allah has made it so easy to remember Him. We just have to take the time to do it.