Ramadan 2009 – Cape Town – Day 27 Supplication

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Hawa Allah Allah He was happy he woman instead a Buddha who got All praise is indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless every single one of us. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to make us from amongst those whose Salah whose prayers are accepted inshallah, from amongst those whose fasting in this month is accepted inshallah, bearing in mind that we have not yet completed the month really, this is a season of forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive every single

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one of us. The one who achieves forgiveness has achieved a lot in the month of Ramadan, the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Why you Lululemon other aka Madonna follow me over Allah, destruction be upon the one who has witnessed the month of mercy and has not achieved forgiveness. The one who has seen the month of Ramadan and still did not get forgiveness. That means when the month is there, where Mercy is being dished out, and the forgiveness is being handed and distributed. a loser is the one who does not get from that Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala has mercy. Also as we commence this evening, it is important that we

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make mention of the Hadith where I show the Allahu anhu asked the Prophet peace be upon him, or messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam if I find the Night of Decree, which is Laila to, what should I say? So he responded, say Allah, whom in Naka, want to hit bulevar for me, Oh Allah, you are most forgiving, you love to forgive. So forgive me, that is the most powerful you could make on the Night of Decree Allah Allah. We ask Allah Subhana, Allah to forgive us.

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This evenings topic being the last topic is the the supplications that we make to Allah also known as do we all make dua we all ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, because definitely He is our Creator, he is the all powerful, he owns absolutely everything. And we always need to ask him, how should we be asking Allah subhanho wa Taala? What is he What does he say about it in the Quran, remember what we are doing. Throughout this month what we have done, we have completed an entire selection of topics, whereby we have clustered together verses under that particular topic. So we choose a topic at random. and thereafter the verses from the Quran as many as we can translate and put into

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practice, give a little bit of order, try and interpret it for the listeners for the benefit of myself, as well as everybody else, the subjects within the Noble Quran.

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And what we have done this evening in sha Allah, we have brought together a few verses, where supplications are made mention of in the Quran, in order to highlight the importance of the words of the Quran. And as we commence we should realize one thing, and that is even the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They called out to Allah, even the prophets of Allah, they called out to Allah, even the angels, they call out to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. So we should always be calling to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Another issue that is very interesting, why are the applications of the prophets may Allah be upon them mentioned in the Quran

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there are many reasons One of them is to show us that they used to call as well. The other is to show us the wording that they used. They used powerful wording. And Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to make mentioned to us the wording that the prophets used, and those words were accepted. And over and above that they were granted whatever they asked for Subhana Allah, which means if you are to use the same beautiful words

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that have worked in the past, there is a greater chance of the same word working in sha Allah. It is like a combination lock. Obviously, the example I'm about to give you is slightly different. But just to bring it close to our minds. If you had a lock, which had the combination made out of three fingers, and you started trying you didn't know but you thought you were clever listening to the click and the tick and every little while you think right i think it's a three year then you go to the next one. I think it's a two

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would that

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work better than the person who comes to you and says listen, I know the combination here.

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The reality is you would be a fool if you did not want to listen to that combination, because that which has already worked to open the lock in the past, it is better for you to use the same combination, there are some combinations, maybe they tell you look, I will give you 20 sets of combinations, and inshallah one of them will work. So you try all 20 you would be much more intelligent if you try those 20 then to start from 000 and go all the way to 999. It might, it might be one of the last few years and who knows your luck might run out. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So these words of supplication in the Quran, they have been used by people better than

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us, and they have worked. So this is why it is important. We go through them and we try and memorize them in the exact wording in the exact language inshallah. And we try to supplicate call out to Allah in the same wording for that is indeed an act of worship. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us our prayers. Now one might say, one might say that the prayer I have is not there. I want to ask for this. And I don't think that that is there in the Quran. Believe me, You will be shocked and amazed at as to what type of supplications are mentioned in the Quran, as well as in the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam sought protection from

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laziness, yet he was not lazy. He asked for forgiveness, yet he did not need it. He asked for guidance, yet he did not need it.

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He asked to be protected from credit and from debt, yet he did not need it. One of the reasons why he was made to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala all these questions or all these prayers, all these supplications that he himself really did not need was because he was a perfect example for all of us. If we follow his example, we will naturally make the same supplications We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept us all.

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Now that we've mentioned the virtue of the words that are mentioned in the Quran, and the wordings of the applications of the Prophet, peace be upon him, let us go through some of the etiquettes of prayer. When you want to call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you would like that prayer to be accepted, there are certain steps that you need to follow. There are certain steps that you need to follow. Just like when you want to apply, for example, to get something you want to apply, for example, maybe to open an account somewhere at one of the chain stores you need to fill in an application there is a procedure. Without that procedure, they will not do it for you with Allah's

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mercy, sometimes even without the procedure, he will give you what you want. That's the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But if you follow the procedure, there is a greater likelihood that your prayers will be answered. So what is this procedure? The first thing we need to realize and understand is

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do good deeds before you make a dua. So when you want to make a prayer when you want to call out to Allah in supplication, you need to first do a good deed inshallah either two rockets of Salah, either you've read a little bit of foreign either you've given out a charity, either you've done some form of a good deed, and then you go to the next step it is there is a greater likelihood of your job being accepted. When you've just done a good deed. You helped your mother You helped your brother, your sister, for example, your spouse and so on. You've been so good, for example to your children and what have you. You've engaged in an act of worship, even if it means to greet someone

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with a smile. After that act of worship. You go to the next step. The next step is to praise your Creator. Yeah, Allah you are the one you are the owner. You are the Most Merciful. You are the Praiseworthy, you are the one who can give me what I want. You praise Allah subhanho wa Taala a lot.

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And this is why normally when we start we start off by saying Alhamdulillah we always say All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And once we've praised Allah subhanho wa Taala a lot. We need to go to the next step and that is to ask forgiveness for our shortcomings before you ask for what you want. purify your record, clean your record. When you want money to borrow from someone and you are already owing them a lot Do you think they will give you but once you've cleared your record with him, there is a greater chance that they might give you as I say, the mercy of Allah dictates that sometimes he will bypass all this and still give you what you want. That's the mercy of Allah

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subhanho wa Taala but it is best that you engage in Toba, you repent for your sins, you look at yourself, and you say right now I am dressed appropriately. I am a person Alhamdulillah Allah I seek your forgiveness. I will not do this again. I've committed this sin that sin this sin and the other sin. Allah forgive us all your love for ourselves.

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then, after you have praised Allah and you have repented for your sins, you are now starting with a clean slate. When you start with a clean slate, you need to start with something known as a Salam ala Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you need to praise and salute the one who has brought all the goodness to you. I would never have been a follower of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam if he did not come Subhana Allah. So the mere fact that he came is a blessing we owe him a lot, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, the bare minimum whilst we are starting our day. We have sought forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala we say Allahumma salli Allah Muhammad wa ala nabina Muhammad Mubarak wa

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sallam, that is the bare minimum inshallah at the beginning of your dua, so that at least you know the goodness The one who taught you who Allah is was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the one who