Authentic Adhkar: Lesson 42

Sat 26 Jan

Lesson 42: Dua when going for the Prayer, Entering and exiting the mosque and when hearing the Adhaan

When going out for the Prayer

  • The Narration of Abdullaah Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) [reported in Sahih Muslim]
    • Dua for when going out for the Mosque
    • Supplication: allaahummaj’al fee qalbee nuuraa, wa fee lisaanee nuuraa, waj’al fee sam’ee nuuraa, waj’al fee basaree nuuraa, waj’al min khalfee nuuraa, wa min amaamee nuuraa, waj’al min fawqee nuuraa, wa min tahtee nuuraa, Allaahumma a’dinee nuuraa
    • Translation: “O Allah! place light in my heart, and light in my tongue, and place light in my hearing, and place light in my eyesight, and place light behind me, and light in front of me, and place light above me, and light below me. O Allah! grant me light”
    • Why did the Prophet (ﷺ) ask Allah for light?
    • Importance of guarding over the Prayer and the danger of the one who is negligent of it

Entering and Exiting the Mosque

  • When a muslim enters the mosque it is liked for him to say bismillaah (in the Name of Allah), wassalaatu wassalaamu ‘alaa rasuulillaah (and Prayers and Salutations upon the Messenger of Allah), Allaahummaftahnee abwaaba rahmatik (O Allah! Open for me the doors of your mercy)
  • When a muslim exits from the mosque it is liked for him to say bismillaah (in the Name of Allah), wassalaatu wassalaamu ‘alaa rasuulillaah (and Prayers and Salutations be upon the Messenger of Allah), Allaahumma inee as’aluka min fadlika, Allaahumma’simnee minashaitaanirrajeem (Oh Allah! I ask You from your Virtue, O Allah! protect me from Shaitaan (Satan) the accursed)
  • What are the evidences of these two supplications from the Sunnah?
    • Narration of Anas Ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him)
    • Narration of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him)
    • Narrations from other companions
  • What are other Dua you can make when entering or exiting the mosque
  • When should you say these supplications?
  • Question: why do we say “O Allah! Open for me the doors of your mercy” when entering the mosque?

Supplication for when you hear the Adhaan (call to prayer) being made

  • The immense virtue of the Adhaan
    • The hadith of Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him)
    • It is from the Sunnah to raise one’s voice when making the Adhaan
    • The virtue of the adhaan and the first row of the congregational prayer
    • Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]:
      • When the Adhaan for Salat is pronounced, shaitan (the devil) takes to his heels
      • When the Adhaan is finished, he returns.
      • When the Iqamah is announced, he turns his back, and after it is finished, he returns again to distract the attention of one and makes him remember things which he does not recall in his mind before the Salat, and
      • Shaitan says ‘Remember this, and this,’ and thus causes one to forget how many Rak’at he performed
  • What should one say when he or she hears the adhaan?
  • Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri: “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Whenever you hear the Adhaan, then say what the Mu’adh-dhin says.” [Sahih al-Bukhari]
  • Question: How exactly should one do this?
  • What is the reward for the one who repeats after the adhaan?
  • Question: When the mu’adhin says “Hayya ‘alassalaah” (Come to the Prayer) or “Hayya ‘alalfalaah” (Come to Victory), why do we say “laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaah (There is no Might nor Power except by Allah)”
  • The importance of repeating after the mu’adhin with sincerity and understanding the adhaan

Supplication after the Adhaan is Made

  • It is liked for a muslim to recite supplication after the Adhaan is finished
  • What dua should one read?
  • Other supplications which are said after the adhaan

Supplication between the Adhaan and the Iqamah

  • The importance of the time between the Adhaan and the Iqamah for making supplications

Q&A:

  • What is the light that the Prophet (ﷺ) was asking for?
  • Is there a specific wording preferred in the supplication after the ending of the Adhaan?
  • Are there differences between men and women in how they perform the prayer?
  • The Importance of straightening the rows and joining the feet

Next Week Insha Allah: Supplications which can be read during the Prayer

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