Authentic Adhkar: Lesson 44

Sat 9 Feb 2019

Lesson 44: Supplications when rising up from the rukuu’ (bowing)

  • Recap of Lesson 43
    • Supplications at the opening of the prayer
    • Question: can you use more than one supplication in one prayer
    • Supplications in the Rukuu’ (Bowing)
    • Supplications in the Sujuud (Prostration)
  • We are still in the topic of supplications in the prayer

Supplications when rising up from the rukuu’ (bowing)

  • These supplications are generally in the praise and glorification of Allah
  • 1. Hadith of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) [Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim]
    • When the Imam rises and says “Sami’Allaahu liman Hamidah” (Allah Hears him who praises him) then you say “Allaahumma rabbanaa Lakal-Hamd” (Oh Allah, our Lord, to you belongs all Praise)
    • Whoever says this at the same time as when the Angels say this then his prior sins are forgiven
    • There are other narrations which mentions different wordings, in total there are four possible wordings:
      • Allaahumma rabbanaa Lakal-Hamd (Oh Allah, our Lord, to you belongs all Praise)
      • Allaahumma rabbanaa wa lakal-Hamd (Oh Allah, our Lord, and to you belongs all Praise)
      • rabbanaa Lakal-Hamd (Our Lord, to you belongs all Praise)
      • rabbanaa wa lakal-Hamd (Our Lord, and to you belongs all Praise)
    • What did Ibnul Qayyim say about the wordings?

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Authentic Adhkar: Lesson 43

Sat 2 Feb 2019

Lesson 43: Supplication for opening the prayer, rukuu’ (bowing) and sujuud (Prostration)

  • There are different supplications for opening the prayer
  • How should one read the opening supplication?
    • One is allowed to read different opening supplications i.e. you are not limited to only reading one every time you pray, rather you can pick different ones however you should not read more than one in one prayer

First Dua

  • Hadith of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) [Bukhari and Muslim]
    • The supplication is read between the opening takbir and before beginning to recite Surah Al-Fatiha
    • What was the supplication mentioned in this hadith?
      • Supplication: Allaahumma baa`id bainii wa baina khadaayaaya kama baa`adta bainal-mashriqi wal maghrib, Allaahumma naqqinii min khadaayaaya kamaa yunaqqa-thawbul abyadhu minaddanas, Allaahummaghsilnii min khafāyāya bi-thalji wal-maa’i wal-barad
      • Translation: O Allah! distance/separate me and my sins as You have distanced between the east and the west, O Allah! Purify me from my sins just as a white thawb (garment) is purified from its dirt/stains, O Allah, wash me of my sins with Ice, water, and snow
    • Question: Why are cold materials mentioned? We normally wash things with warm water

Second Dua

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