Authentic Adhkar: Lesson 40

Sat 14 Jan 2019

Lesson 40: Mannerisms of using the Toilet

  • In the sunnah we find that mannerisms of entering, using and exiting the bathroom have been mentioned
  • A muslim should be upon cleanliness and purity
  • The Hadith of Salmān Al-Fārisi (may Allah be pleased with him)
    • One should not use his right hand to clean himself, nor face the Qiblah when answering the call of nature, nor use less than three stones when cleaning oneself nor should one use dried dung or bones
    • Non muslims may not understand these matters and indeed some may try to mock these

1. When Entering the Bathroom

  • Hadith of Anas Ibn Mālik (may Allah be pleased with him) (Bukhari & Muslim)
  • It is recommended that a Muslim when he enters the bathroom he should say “Bismillaah Allaahumma innee a’uudhubika minal khubuthi wal khabaa’ith” (In the Name of Allah, Oh Allah I seek refuge with you from the male and female evil devils among the Jinn)
  • What does “khubuth” and “Khabaa’ith” mean?
  • In another narration, it mentions that saying “Bismillaah” (In the Name of Allah) before entering the toilet covers one from the Jinns

2. Privacy

  • A muslim must conceal himself when relieving himself and must ensure others cannot see him
  • The Hadith of Al-Mughirah Ibn Shu’bah (may Allah be pleased with him)
  • This is one of the reasons why it is impermissible for men to use urinals (note, this is not the only reason)

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Authentic Adhkar: Lesson 38

Saturday 29th Dec 2018

Lesson 38: Explanation of the different types of Dreams

• Upon waking up in fright (e.g. after having a nightmare)
• What supplication should you make if this occurs?
• Asking Allah to protect you from the evil of the shayateen
• Narration of Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi and others
• The individual will not be harmed by the shayateen after reading the above dua by the permission of Allah
• Hadith recorded by imam Ahmed by Waleed ibn Waleed
• Seeking refuge in Allah from the evil of his servants the evil ones, and the whispers of the shayateen from reaching you as no one else can give you refuge besides Allah, from his anger and his punishment
• What to say if you see a good dream/bad dream.
• Types of dreams
• Ibn Qayyim mentions 3 categories of dreams:
o Good dreams are from the Angels
o Bad dreams are from the shaytaan
o And the strange and ambiguous dreams.

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Authentic Adhkar: Lesson 34

Sat 1st Dec 2018

Authentic Adhkar from the Qur’an and Sunnah

Lesson 34: Supplications for the Morning

    • Narration from Imam Ahmad Ibn Abdirrahmaan Ibn Abzaa (may Allah be pleased with him) (Reported in the Musnad of Imam Ahmad, vol 3, page 407, declared Sahih by Al-Albaani)
      • The Prophet (ﷺ) thanks Allah for awakening upon the “fitrah”
      • What is the fitrah?
      • The verse: “So set you (O Muhammad SAW) your face towards the religion of pure Islamic Monotheism Hanifa (worship none but Allah Alone) Allah’s Fitrah (i.e. Allah’s Islamic Monotheism), with which He has created mankind. No change let there be in Khalq-illah (i.e. the Religion of Allah Islamic Monotheism), that is the straight religion, but most of men know not. [Tafsir At-Tabari, Vol 21, Page 41]” [Surah Ar-Rūm (The Romans) verse 30]
      • Indeed the blessing of Allah upon his servant is great
      • Arising in the morning upon the sound religion of Islam
      • The great importance of Tawheed (Islamic monotheism)
      • The statement of Sufyaan Ibn Uyaina

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