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 39

Saturday 5th Jan 2019

Lesson 39: Supplications when leaving or returning to your home

  • When you leave your home there are certain duas (supplications) which you can read and these have been mentioned in the Sunnah
  • Reading this supplications means that such a person will be safeguarded by the permission of Allah, his task will be made easy and he will be guided to the path of truth by the will of Allah
  • The hadith of Anas Ibn Mālik (may Allah be pleased with him)
    • Supplication: “Bismillaah, tawakkaltu `alallaah, laa ḥawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaah”
    • Translation: ‘In the Name of Allah, I place my trust in Allah, there is no might or power except by Allah’
    • Benefits: Such a person will be guided, sufficed and protected by the permission of Allah
    • Shaitan (satan) turns away from him and another shaitan says to him “what can you do with a man who has been guided, sufficed and protected?”
  • The above dua is to be read as you are leaving your home
  • Note: this does not have to be your own home, it can be read when leaving the residence you are in e.g. Hotel
  • Having trust in Allah is from the greatest of the comprehensive types of worship and is part of Tawheed (monotheism)
  • Qur’an verse: “And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allah will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allah has set a measure for all things.” [Surah At-Talaq (The Divorce) verse 3]

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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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