BEAUTIFUL DUA

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O Allah, O  my Rabb I turn to you in repentance, in submission. I beg you.
 
Forgive my sins, a complete forgiveness that leaves no trace

Forgive my transgressions of Your Commands & the violations of the rights of people

Grant me victory over my shortcomings – during & after Ramadan
Reform and upgrade me

O Allah
Accept my duaas, ibaadah & deeds 

O Allah bless me with witnessing Laylatul Qadr

Guide me towards performing good accepted deeds for Your Sake only

Help me to attain khushu’ & ikhlaas in my ibaadah

Help me get closer to you as my end draws near

Make me love You, Your Prophet (pbuh), Your Deen, Your Quran the way it deserves to be loved

Increase my eeman, tawakkul, yaqeen in You

Increase me in Taqwa

Make me of your grateful slaves

Give me the strength to be steadfast throughout the trials I encounter

Grant me a soft heart, content with Your Laws

Make the Quran be my companion in both worlds

Guide me to  the siraat mustaqeem until my last breath, never be deviated in shirk, kufr or bid’ah (big/small)

Make me among the muhsineen, muttaqeen  the mukhliseen, the sabiqoon fil ilm

Increase me in beneficial knowledge
Make me pleased with Your Qadr for me

Protect me from sicknesses of the heart (envy, arrogance, show off etc)

Bless me with happiness in this dunya, protect me from sadness & depression

Favour me with the ability to do tazkiyah of my soul throughout my life journey

Remove the love of this world in its degrees & forms from my heart

Invite me to Your House to worship You
 
Ya Rabb, grant me a good end. Make me love to meet You

Make my grave & barzakh a peaceful, cool abode

Grant me the Shade of your Arsh on Yawmul Qiyaamah

Give me my record of deeds in my right hand and make my mizaan (scale) heavy with the good deeds

Grant me the favour to drink from the Hawd Al Kawthar 

Ease my crossing of the Siraat & Qantarah (bridges before Paradise)

Favour me O Rabb the ultimate bliss of seeing You in Hereafter
 
Shield, increase & protect the love/mercy/barakah between my spouse & I for as long as we live 

Improve our behaviour with each other

Reward my spouse Your best reward for her/his striving for the family

Make the Quran & Your Commands be our judge in all matters

Strengthen our practice of the deen together

Make us join together in bliss in Jannah al Firdaus
 
O Allah, assist us with physical & emotional strength to be a good parents & example to our children

Save our children from the impact of our mistakes in their  lives

Bless us with righteous children

Make our children the coolness of our eyes and make them thawaab jaariya for me & my spouse ..

Make them of those who establish Salah and prostrate only to you 

Protect my family from evil, calamities, enviers & the shayaateen from man & jinn

Protect our children from harm, sicknesses, disbelief, haraam, social ills and destruction

Grant our children success in Deen,  duniya &  Aakhirah..

Grant us a lineage of righteous offspring until Yawm Qiyaamah.

Unite our entire lineage in Jannah al Firdaus

Make our children workers for Your Deen, hafidhul Quran, da’ees, imaams, scholars and shaheeds

Make them become the reason for our place in Jannah & shield against the Hellfire

O Allah save me & my entire family from the Fire & make us enter Jannah Firdaus A’laa without hisaab
 
O Allah, you are Al Gaffaar. Forgive my parents

Reward them in the greatest measure in this dunya & akhirah

Elevate their ranks and grant them Jannah al Firdaus

Make me coolness of their eyes in their old age

Grant my siblings success in this dunya & akhirah

Elevate the ranks of my parents, siblings, children, spouse, spouse’s parents, my elders, relatives, friends and the Muslim Ummah

Protect them from illnesses and difficulties of old age

Forgive the sins of those who have passed away in my family & the Ummah; young & old

Grant them a peaceful time in the barzakh till they meet You
 
Save us from trials of Dajjal, Yujuj & Majuj & the last Day

Grant my family & friends who are waiting, the gift of children

Unite the hearts of my worldly companions who work for You & strengthen our sister/brotherhood

Unite the hearts of those undergoing family/marital difficulties

Grant your perfect cure to those who are sick

Protect my brothers & sisters across the warzones; from the persecution, rape, slaughter, humiliation

Relieve their sufferings & elevate their ranks

Bring the downfall of those (modern day pharaohs) oppressors
Relieve those who are deprived, burdened, oppressed, in debt
 
O Allah, answer our Duaas this Ramadan. You are the All Hearing, All Knowing
 
O Allah send Your blessings & salams on our Prophet (pbuh). His entire household, companions & those who follow him till the last Day. Ameen Ya rabbil alaameen]

O Allah bless our unmarried brothers and sisters with the righteous and loving spouses.

O Allah bless us with righteous daughters and sons and make them leaders of the mutaqeen.

Aameen.

TheRamadhanBaby #29 ZAKATUL FITR

In our deen, we have Zakat of money, gold, silver, livestock but Zakatul Fitr is unique in that it is incumbent upon Muslims be they male or female, young or old, slaves or free.
It is a measure of staple food given to the needy at the end of Ramadhan but BEFORE EID.

A Sa’a of food equals 4 Mudd(handfuls) of grain, legumes, dried dates etc is distributed to the poor. Heads of families can pay for themselves then their family. Individuals can pay for themselves.

It is against the Sunnah to use money. This is based on evidences such as:

– Hadith of Ibn Umar, Ibn Abbas and Abu Sa’eed al Khudri: The Prophet legislated a Sa’a of date, barley, wheat and dry yoghurt.[Bukhari, Muslim]

-Hadith of Ibn Abbas, the Prophet made Zakaatul Fitr as purification for the fasting Muslims and FOOD for the poor. [Ibn Majah, Abu Dawud]

In Allah’s wisdom, this commandment ensures food goes round the community and everyone can celebrate without having to beg. It fosters love among family and neighbours and ensures social justice.

Dear brother and sister, kindly pay your Zakatul fitr with the staple in your locality and ensure you do so before Eid.

P.S.
The Sultan of Sokoto has announced that Friday the 17th of July, 2015 is Eid-l-Fitr 1436A.H as the moon has been sighted in Sokoto.
Eid Mubarak! Taqabalallah mina wa minkum (May Allah accept it from us and from you.)
Amin

TheRamadhanBaby #28 ONE UMMAH

The Ummah is the body of Muslims including every man,woman and child in every country and in every corner of this earth (Including those in space too mashaAllah).

Isn’t this concept a beautiful one? How wonderful will it be if we were united as we should be? How will the oppressors and enemies have victory over us. What happened to our blazing years of glory? Those periods when we led the fields of politics, science, exploring, transcontinental trade,medicine, thought and the arts?

We were the centre of civilization

This is a call to us all. A message to reverberate in our hearts that all we are facing today was brought upon us when we threw away our gold and looked for trash elsewhere. We abandoned our deen and forfeited the goodness inherent.

It is upon us to teach our children the Quran and to educate them with the knowledge and practice of this deen according to the Sunnah. We will save them from deviant ideologies who destroy them while posing to help them attain salvation. This will help all our brothers and sisters experiencing unimaginable horrors. Allaah is ready to help us if only we could go back to Him.

We must enjoin peace and good relations with people of other faiths while not being so weak as to be oppressed and be persecuted by anyone.

It is by reeducating ourselves, drawing closer to our Lord and living according to the Sunnah that we would strengthen our bond of unity and be saved from all calamity.
We should believe in this dream:

One Ummah, one creed

TheRamadhanBaby #27 FAMILY

Many have been blessed to have spent the past few weeks getting closer to their family.The different communal activities have created bonds that are less expressed outside Ramadhan.

But the question is will they last? In Islam, the family is the bedrock of society and it is neccesary to preserve this institution. How else will continuity of the species be ensured?

It is for this reason that severing the ties of kinship is considered a great sin. Family is so important. In addition to providing support, it is also a loving environment wherein the individual can attain self actualization

We have been enjoined to honour our parents( Q17 :23). Children are to be loved and cared for. Wives are to be catered for and loved. Husbands are to be supported and respected.Other members of the extended family are to be valued. This includes in-laws too.

Regular visits among families encourages love to grow in them. If they are distant, however, regular calls and messages will be a good way to keep in touch.
Today the norm is abandoning of old parents in brazen gestures of ingratitude. Children are neglected and thus exposed to various danger many of which hinder their development.Extended family members are not even reckoned with.Inlaws? Don’t even think about it.

The Prophet used to visit Khadija’s relatives and continued even after her death He encouraged us to show mercy to the children and all his children loved him. Fatima would come to her father and he would honour her. She would tell him her troubles and he will say soothing word to make her feel better. Her children Hasan and Husayn will play with him. These are scenarios that should be commonplace in contemporary Muslim households.

Changing the world starts at the family level.

TheRamadhanBaby #26 DROP A HABIT

Ramadhan is bidding us farewell. We all had great plans and in shaa Allah we were able to achieve some of them. It is imperative that we take something away from this month.

Imagine a person who fasted for 30 days restraining himself against his desires and working to gain self discipline. Yet after the month passes by he goes back to his old ways. Has this person gained from Ramadhan in any way?

The whole purpose of rejuvenating the soul is lost if we can not observe positive changes after Eid.

The journey to becoming an ideal Muslim starts with small steps.

It could be laxity towards Salah, saying foul words, being rude, lying, being dirty and lazy. We all know the not-so-palatable aspects of our petsonality. Pick one of them today and promise yourself that you will not go back to it ever.

Drop a bad habit today.

TheRamadhanBaby #24 ANSWERS

1. Ramadhan 610AD; Cave Hira

2. 3rd

3. Khadija bint Khuwaylid

4. 2 AH Makkah

5. Abu Ayyub al Ansari

6. Q2:183 (this was in a previous post!)

7. Ninth

8. Sumayyah wife of Yasir, mother of Ammar

9. 97

10.Ar-Rayyan

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