Authentic Adhkar: Lesson 15

30th June 2018

Summary:
Summary of last week we looked at some of the form of dhikr: “Subhanallah”
Hadith of Umm Ba’s (may Allah be pleased with them): Regarding the speech which is the best which Allah has chosen for angels and servants

This indicates the great virtue of the above dhikr.

The narration of saying this remembrance 100 times in the morning and the evening: no one will come with a better reward on the day of judgement except one who comes with more.

In another hadith whoever says “subhanallahil Adheem wa bihamdihi” then a tree will planted for him in paradise

Saying “Alhamdulillah”:
First thing to notice is that the quran opens up with this tatement.
There are other parts of the Quran:

  • Beginning of suratul An’Am
  • Beginning of suratul Kahf
  • Beginning of suratul Saba
  • Beginning of suratul Fatir

Allah also mentions this praise in relation to the creation

At the end of anything, the last thing mentioned is alhamdulillah
The praise is for Allah from the beginning to the end.
Allah says: “And He is Allah; La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). His is all praise, in the first (i.e. in this world) and in the last (i.e. in the Hereafter). And for Him is the Decision, and to Him shall you (all) be returned.” Suratul Qasas (The Story) verse 70

All this indicating the comprehensive nature of the praise of Allah.

Allah also mentions some of the reason HE is praised.
There are more than 40 times where the praise of ALLAH is mentioned:
– The praise of ALLAH upon the entering into paradise
– The Praise of ALLAH for salvation and safety from the oppressors and evil ones.
Suratil Ghafir Verse 65 – To praise Allah upon the blessing of tawheed and sincerity upon worshipping him alone

Surah Ibrahim V39 – Praise for the granting of children.

Kahf V1 – Praising Allah for guidance

“Al Hamid” is from the names of ALLAH – mentioned in more than 15 places: e.g. Surah Fatir V15.

Evidences from the Sunnah indicating the virtue of praising ALLAH:
The prophet is the foremost in this praise of ALLAH.

Narrated Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri:
“that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “I am the chief of the children of Adam on the Day of Judgement and I am not boasting, and in my hand is the banner of praise and I am not boasting, and there has been no Prophet since Adam or other than him, except that he is under my banner. And I am the first for whom the earth will split open, and I am not boasting.” He said: “The people will be frightened by three frights. So they will come to Adam saying: ‘You are our father Adam, so intercede for us with your Lord.’ So he says: ‘I committed a sin for which I was expelled to the earth, so go to Nuh.’ So they will come to Nuh and he will say: ‘I supplicated against the people of the earth, so they were destroyed. So go to Ibrahim.’ So they will go to Ibrahim, and he says: ‘I lied three times.'” Then the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “He did not lie except defending Allah’s religion.” “So go to Musa.’ So they will come to Musa, and he will say: ‘I took a life. So go to ‘Eisa. So they go to ‘Eisa and he says: ‘I was worshiped besides Allah. So go to Muhammad (ﷺ).'” He said: “So they will come to me, and I will go to them.” (One of the narrators) Ibn Ju’dan said: “Anas said: ‘It is as if I am looking at the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), and he is saying: “So I will take hold of a ring of a gate of Paradise to rattle it, and it will be said: ‘Who is there?’ It will be said: ‘Muhammad.’ They will open it for me, and welcome me saying, ‘Welcome.’ I will fall prostrate and Allah will inspire me with statements of gratitude and praise and it will be said to me: ‘Raise your head, ask and you shall be given, intercede, and your intercession shall be accepted, speak, and your saying shall be heard.’ And that is Al-Maqam Al-Mahmud about which Allah said: It may be that your Lord will raise you to Maqaman-Mahmud (17:79).” Sufyan said: “None of it is from Anas except this sentence: ‘I will take hold of a ring of a gate of Paradise to rattle it.’ [At-Tirmidhi]

So all those who praise ALLAH will come under the banner of praise of the prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم).

The first people who will be called to paradise are the people who praise ALLAH – this is a Weak narration

The narration of Ka’b regarding Baitul Hamd for the people who used to praise allah in times of ease and difficulty and they use to be patient upon the decree of ALLAH.

Allah loves the believers who praise HIM.
We are in need of praising ALLAH but HE is not in need of it.

Times a person should praise ALLAH: though good for all times but there are specific times mentioned
– For example in the Khutbah
– When you are starting something or an action
– in the prayer
– After eating drinking and wearing your clothes
– After sneezing
– Praise of ALLAH upon receiving blessings

Q&A:
Advise on the person who prays salatul fajr in Jamah in Ramadan and stops after ramadhan?

Purpose of Ramadan is to gain Taqwah so the purpose who benefitted from Ramadan should carry on and not fall into the traps of shaytan.
Ramadan we do what sis more difficult by praying taraweeh in Jamah and then come back after for Fajr in JAmah. After Ramadan there is no taraweeh in Jamah so it should be easier then to pray Fajr in Jamah.

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