Supplications Series 2018 EP25

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Death and poverty are two things that almost every human being worries about. In this episode of the Supplication Series, Mufti Ismael Menk talks about certain supplications from the Sunnah that deal with death, wealth and knowledge. We all pray for a good life but it is also very important to pray for a good ending. He also talks about du’as where we ask Allah to give us barakha in our wealth and keep us away from poverty, disgrace and oppression. The Third du’a he mentions is for knowledge and halal income.

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Salam alaykum. warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. May the peace and blessings of the Almighty be upon every one of us. I mean Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy here Jemaine, we start in the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions and every single one of us, may Allah subhanahu wa taala bless us and grant us goodness, we're talking about supplications from Revelation, and we're coming to the end of this entire series but we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make the end of it the most powerful of it

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because these are days of calling out to Allah subhanho wa Taala it's important for us to realize the biggest thing that we could ever achieve is the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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This is why in the hadith of eyeshadow, the Allahu Allah when she asks the Prophet peace be upon him or messenger, do you see if I were to witness the Night of Decree Laila to Qatar? What exactly should I say? And he says, say Allahumma inaka. One to hibel Africa far for an ni O Allah, you are most forgiving. You love to forgive so forgive me. That's the best do are you and I could make today and every day. So we say Allahu Allah hum in Naka who want to hit Bulava for me Allahumma inaka Alpha One, two hit bhula 454 and ni Allahumma inaka 1251 ne May Allah subhanahu wa tada forgive every one of us and grant us genda to fulfill those. If we achieve forgiveness. We can forget about

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everything else, how Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed us was with that forgiveness. I want to move on to another beautiful narration that is reported in Sudan abida wood,

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and also in Sudan and Maasai related by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he used to call out with this beautiful dog. And this dog is connected to asking Allah for a good death. We all would love to have a good death. And we all would like to get, you know, to a place where it is better than where we are right now. But the transition needs to be good the way we end this life also needs to be good. It's called National Heart in the goodness of the end. So if a person dies, for example, in Salah, it's called hospital hotma they were fortunate if a person dies in hajj, the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala it is hurstville hakima

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all these are considered good ways of the life having ended We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to grant us a good ending, I mean, so the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to say Allahumma inni ob came in and headed me. It's a long time I'm just starting it, Oh Allah, I seek your protection from destruction, you know had that which is destroyed, I seek your protection from destruction, we are all to be committed minute 30 and I seek your protection from falling from a very high place Subhanallah dying as a result of a fall. You know, you fall from a very high place and you go down

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and you die as that as a result. So the Prophet peace be upon him is seeking protection from Terra de we are also becoming a therapy and I seek your protection from being drowned from drowning. While healthy and from being burnt. And I seek your protection from Al haram Ihara means that old age where I'm totally now dependent on everybody else, they get fed up of me and so on and so forth. You know, when you get old Mashallah, it's good to be old and fit, and to be independent. The minute you start depending on people and that is your life. It's better that Allah subhanho wa Taala takes you away. So this is saying, Oh Allah protect me from that type of old age. What are all Lupica mean?

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I'm yet to have badania shavonne are in Dell mode. And I seek your protection from the devil, confusing me or taking control of me at the point of my death. Now I paused for a moment.

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At the point of death, it's not so easy, it's quite difficult because your life is going you know, there is a lot of anxiety in the case of those

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Whose belief is not so strong, but we believe we should be so happy and convinced that we are going to a better place. But sometimes if you're weak shaytan comes to you at that moment and makes you utter words of disbelief. He makes you say things and do things that are disgraceful. This is seeking the protection in Allah from shavon, who may come at the time of death to confuse and to take control of an individual, what a powerful

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one will be coming in yet a botania shavonne are in Dell mode. What are all the big a motor feasibility can be raw? And Oh Allah, I seek protection from being killed in your cause while I'm running away Subhana Allah, which means your path, your obedience, but I'm actually heading the wrong way. I'm on the path, but I just turned around and I'm going back and now I lose my life and you take my life away, somehow in whatever way it happened. And Oh Allah, I don't want you to be displeased with me. So that is dying while running away from the cause of Allah subhanho wa Taala what I will do Becca and a Moute Allah Deacon, and Oh Allah, I seek protection in you from dying as

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a result of being bitten or stung by something poisonous, etc. So this is a powerful tool, you see it's connected to a good death. We are seeking a good death from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Let me read the entire drama. So in case we would like to repeat it or say it with me, inshallah, we've heard the meaning of it. It's protect asking Allah protection from destruction from falling from a high place and dying as a result from drowning you know, death caused by drowning death caused by being burnt death caused by old age or at such an old age where we are totally dependent upon others. I seek your protection from shaytan coming to me at the time of death and confusing me and I

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seek your protection from dying while I'm turning away from your obedience and your path and dying, having been bitten by an animal or an insect or whatever, you know, a reptile and so on Allahumma inni ob communal had me to be kameena Terra de to be communal. herati Well, hierarchy well harami what are all the beaker and yet the hub botany shavon in del mo t. r o beaker, and a mu Tuffy Serbia Lika Madeira? What are all the beaker and a mu tele D Ha? What a powerful beautiful narration of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam here, it's actually amazing. How Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his words are so so powerful, we benefit from them, we should be using them to call out to

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Allah. And I'm very, very thankful to Allah for giving us the opportunity to go through these words one by one even if there is a little bit of repetition sometimes I promise you that repetition is beneficial for us. We don't know which is the moment of acceptance of do so therefore call out to Allah today tomorrow and every day. If you have a need, there is no harm in repeating the need. In fact there is benefit in repeating it as many times as you want. So when you want something from Allah subhanho wa Taala be serious about the question be serious about that supplication call out to Allah seek His forgiveness praise Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam Send blessings and salutations upon

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him. You know, seek the forgiveness of Allah and then call out to Allah in such a beautiful way, and remember to endure are also with seeking or with sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I move on to another narration, which is Mustafa con la

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de la. It means it is an agreed upon duration, powerful duration. I think the majority of us would know this do out of by heart but some of us don't know its meaning. Why would we know it by heart?

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Well, this two hour that I'm about to read right now is repeated by most of us in salah and in prayer. Right at the end just before we say a Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah that is the moment of supplicating and calling out to Allah. While you are sitting in the last what is known as cada, just before you're going to say this Salam is the moment to call out to Allah. I did make mention in one of the episodes of robina atina dounia Hasina will accurately Hashanah joaquina. Davina is one of the applications that you could use at that particular point. But there is a more common The most common application at that juncture is Allahumma inni vollum to nevski uhlmann Kathy, you're

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welcome. waala Fuzhou Illa, Anta from V Mahavira tomine indika warham me in until a foodora him

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Allah

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I have wronged myself in a great way. Oh Allah I have wronged myself in a great way. Oh Allah I have sinned in a big way. Oh Allah I have oppressed myself in a great way. And there is none who will forgive sins besides you. So therefore Forgive me a forgiveness from you and have mercy on me for indeed you are the most forgiving, Most Merciful. Wow. Every time we are completing our prayer, just before we say salam aleikum, wa rahmatullah on either side, we are seeking the forgiveness of Allah. Oh Allah, I've wronged myself in a big way. Now, nobody is going to forgive me besides you there is no one who can forgive besides you. So therefore Forgive me from you. And have mercy on me for

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indeed you are the most forgiving, Most Merciful. May Allah subhanho wa Taala have mercy upon every single one of us. And grant us goodness in this world and the next, my brothers and sisters, that is a lovely two hour whenever you use it in the Salah, and you have to be anyway you know one of those two hours like I said, this is the most popular, it's a sooner it is authentic, it is Mustafa con la and we should be using it. But whenever you use that to our or say it, try and think of its meaning because some people we are so used to the Salah, we just say that to Assalamu alaikum salaam aleikum and we don't even know exactly what we have said, I want to move on to another duel.

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That is also amazing. Many of us complain about not having a good house, sometimes, you know, we're looking for another house. It's never big enough. It's never spacious enough. And so on. Many of us complain about wealth and money, you know, we don't have enough. So there is a student of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam which is narrated in sunanda Timothy as well as Muslim Imam Ahmed. The Hadith is mentioning this. Allah homophily them be what was silly if he daddy robotic Lee he is key. I love this. It's amazing.

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Oh Allah.

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Forgive my sin. Oh ALLAH forgive my sin. Allah humma v thembi. Oh ALLAH forgive my sin. What was silly fee Daddy, and grant me a spaciousness in my home. That means grant me contentment make my home such that I am happy in it, the house and the home both of them which means the living as well as those I live with and the conditions I'm living in. Make make me content make me happy, make it broad enough make it spacious enough so that I am not looking for something else. When I'm in my home. It's sufficient for me. robotically Faris, P and grant me blessings in my wealth.

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Now if we think about the blessings in the wealth, we will come to realize that these blessings are not necessarily an amount, but rather what happens with the amount that we have. So when I say Oh Allah bless me in my wealth, it doesn't mean Allah give me more and more and more and more, but Oh Allah let there be Baraka, you know, blessings to the degree that whatever I have is more than enough sufficient for me. And I have, I still have excess. It's amazing. It's amazing because a person who has $1,000 a week, for example, which is quite a good salary, a person who has $1,000 a week in a first world country, right? If their expenses are such that they cannot make ends meet,

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and that's not enough for them. Then they become people who might have a big figure but then they're never content and there is no blessing in it in a short space of time. It's over, it's finished, but a person who might have less inferiors, but yet when they buy, they find that Mashallah they have changed. They have a lot of money that is still remaining with them. They're happy, they're smiling, that is called Baraka, that is the blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when we are asking Allah subhanho wa Taala his blessings in wealth, we're actually asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to give us the goodness of being able to spend in the most in the most beneficial way. We've got the bargains,

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we've got the good deals, and we're happy. The quality of the product is really good. You know, if you buy a product and there's no blessing in it, it could be expensive, but it will be damaged in one day broken in the same day. But if sometimes you might buy a product that's a little bit cheaper and who knows it could last for you for 1020 years. That is Baraka. That's the blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala so that is also a very, very good day. I want to repeat it a lot more vividly than be what was silly if he daddy liqua basically finished physically, may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us the the Baraka and the blessings of this And may Allah subhanho wa Taala really open our

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doors my brothers and sisters

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These are very, very amazing words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam many times we look at these words and we think to ourselves, how did Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam this prophet of Allah? How did he think of all of this? How did he make a draft with these things? But like I say, it's a miracle. It's revelation, it's divine, it's from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So definitely, it is something that Allah has kept for us to benefit from, rather than the Prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala needing it. I want to move on to yet another gap that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam makes mention of it is also a dua in sunan, Abu Dawood and sunon necessity, the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said Allahumma inni to be communal factory, it's connected to the previous one. Remember, we ended that by seeking Baraka in our sustenance, blessings in our sustenance, this is another drought, Oh Allah, I seek your protection from poverty, protect me from poverty will kill it.

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And from having very little, so I'm not poor but I've got very little Oh Allah I seek your protection from poverty and from having very little with venality and from being disgraced or law protect me from disgrace what are all the becoming an of the Lima OH the llama, and I seek your protection from myself oppressing someone doing wrong to someone or anyone doing wrong to me. Beautiful so that's the dual Allahumma inni obika mineral factory will kill it with V Letty, what are all the becoming an of Lima Allah, Oh Allah, I seek your protection from poverty from having very little from disgrace, and I seek your protection from me wronging someone doing something wrong

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to someone or pressing someone or someone else doing wrong to me? It's amazing how both of those are mentioned at the end. Many times people say Oh Allah protect me from being oppressed. But think about it, you might just be an oppressor yourself. Or Allah protect me from others they when they wronged me, but what about you? Are you wronging people? Are you doing things that are wrong to the people? If that is the case, then definitely you need to correct yourself and you need to seek the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is also a beautiful day of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and I want to move on to yet another day of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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wherein he speaks about knowledge and knowledge we know we've asked for it from Allah subhanho wa Taala and we've spoken about it in previous episodes. Where we've said Rob be Sydney ilma and so on, and Oh Allah grant me beneficial knowledge increase me knowledge benefit me from the knowledge you've given me. But there is a level beyond just knowledge. And that is a deep understanding of the lab. Now bas radi Allahu Allahu Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made a dua for him. Allah humma t houfy Diem, O Allah grant him a deep understanding within religion, it's called fit to not just a limo for the humans give him a deep understanding. When we say when we're talking of

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knowledge, when we talking of pay, it's actually a deep understanding. That's why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, men you read the law who be higher than you fucky he did.

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The meaning of it is whomsoever Allah wants goodness from, He grants him a deep understanding of the religion, not just a shallow understanding, a deep understanding of the rules, the regulations, the application, the way to guide people filled with wisdom, etc, etc. All that is called fake. Would you like to have that for yourself? The answer is yes. Well, if that is the case, then there is a law that you may make.

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Now, this is obviously derived from a drought of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam for Abdullayev numbers. So it's not like the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told us all to make the dua. But in this case, it is mentioned in the Hadith that I said,

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in the Hadith that I that I said earlier,

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it is in Sahih al Bukhari actually. But it's about a dua that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made for Abdullayev now bas are of the law and we would like to get from it. So we're extracting our own draft from that da Allahumma facchini de Allahumma ni fi D. O Allah grant me a deep understanding of the deen allama facchini Deen Oh, Allah grant me a deep understanding of the deen. So that is a short two hour it is concise. Where did we get it from? We derived it from our main Bible

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for Abdullayev the ambassador of the Allah and Houma. Obviously in that case, the DA was accepted. It was made by the prophet SAW Selim, it was given to Abdullah Abbas or the Allah and Allah He became known as one of the top scholars of the Sahaba of the law and when he was young at the time, and he was a great scholar, Professor, he understood that seed the Prophet sallallahu Sallam also told him also made a draft for him, I live who will Allah grant him knowledge of the interpretation of the Quran, and he definitely did have that many times we see

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the opinion of Abdullah bustle of the Allahumma in matters of Tafseer

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and in the translation of the Quran, so this is a Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. When we make it we're just asking Allah O Allah grant me a deep understanding but please, my brothers and sisters, make an effort to learn the deen. Don't just ask Allah Allah grant me a deep understanding of the deen but your life is somewhere else completely. The way you are leading your life is something totally opposite to what you're asking from Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So, this is an another absolutely amazing and beautiful day out of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that we see. Then I want to move on to another beautiful Do you see when we drink zum zum zum zum that we drink whether we're in Makkah whether the Zamzam has been taken anywhere else and we happen to be drinking it in the comfort of our own homes or fortunate enough to have it outside of Mecca, Tomoko Rama, sometimes there is a doodad that we say that would ask Allah increase in knowledge, increase in a few things, increase in wealth increase in good deeds. So this is a similar dua, and it is mentioned in synonym DiMaggio and Kitab, Salah, and even in sunon and Maasai. In

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fact, in a Sunil Cobra, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allahumma inni iluka illman What is ebba wa mala Mata Kabbalah three things that are being asked for in this hadith Oh Allah, I seek beneficial knowledge. I seek from you beneficial knowledge that is contained and means

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sustenance that is pure sustenance that is pure. And the third thing is ameland Metallica, Belen deeds that are accepted. Now

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it's important for us to see what we're asking for. Here the Prophet sallallahu Sallam the first part of it is quite simple, we are asking for beneficial knowledge. I told you an effort is required to you know to pursue that knowledge. But Allah will make it beneficial by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But the second thing is we're asking for pure sustenance, pure sustenance is your income needs to be halal, it needs to be pure, it needs to be good. As time passes, it's becoming more and more difficult to earn in halaal Wait, so for us to be able to ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to benefit us or to grant us that not that sustenance that is pure, we would need to make a

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little bit of an effort. That effort is important, pure wealth, we did not usurp it, we didn't steal it. If we're business people, if we're employed, we try and make sure that it's proper, and we try and make sure that the job is also a good job. May Allah make it easy for all those who have jobs they are not satisfied with to get jobs that they will be satisfied with. inshallah. I mean, I mean, I mean, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every one of us. And the third thing that we're asking for here is our Milan Mata Kabbalah, Allah grant us the ability to do deeds that will be acceptable to you, you accept the deeds, you know, for a deed to be acceptable, you need two main qualities one

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is sincerity solely for the sake of Allah. And to is an act of worship needs to be done as per the teaching of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, I cannot do acts of worship just on my own decide that right I want to worship Allah by teaching my eye or by doing something you know strange. It has to be something taught by the prophets of Allah Salaam. inshallah we meet again with the next episode until then, I say a salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.