Sat 10th Nov 2018
Lesson 31: Supplications for the Morning and Evenings
The virtue of the early morning and the evening time
- These two times are mentioned as virtuous times throughout the Qur’an and sunnah
- Surah Ahzab 41-42
- Allah Says: “O you who believe! Remember Allah with much remembrance. And glorify His Praises morning and afternoon [the early morning (Fajr) and ‘Asr prayers].” [Surah Al-Ahzab (The Confederates) verse 41]
- Allah Says: “So be patient (O Muhammad (ﷺ)). Verily, the Promise of Allah is true, and ask forgiveness for your fault, and glorify the praises of your Lord in the Ashi (i.e. the time period after the midnoon till sunset) and in the Ibkar (i.e. the time period from early morning or sunrise till before midnoon) [it is said that, that means the five compulsory congregational Salat (prayers) or the ‘Asr and Fajr prayers].” [Surah Al-Ghafir (The Forgiving) verse 55]
- NOTE: It is mentioned from the Salaf that when you hear a verse beginning with “O you who believe!” then pay very close attention as it will be a command from Allah or a prohibition
- When we say early part of the day, when is that?
- It is from the time after the fajr Prayer until the Sunrise
- When does the virtuous time for supplications in the evening begin?
- It is from the time after Asr until the sunset
- NOTE: this does not mean that you should restrict your supplications to the above times only, one can make supplications any time of day however these are virtuous times
Supplications to make during the morning and evening
- There are very many supplications mentioned in the sunnah which are read in the early morning and evening
- ‘Uthman bin ‘Affan (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “There is no servant who recites three times every morning and every evening: ‘Bismillahil-ladhi la yadurru ma’as-mihi shai’un fil-ardi wa laa fis-samaa’i, wa Huwas-Samee’ul-‘Aleem (In the Name of Allah with Whose Name there is nothing that can harm in the earth or in the heaven, and He is the All-Hearing and All- Knowing),’ nothing will harm him.” [Abu Dawud and At- Tirmidhi]
- This is one of the great supplications which every muslim should know and memorise so that he or she is not afflicted by some harm or calamity
- Imam Al-Qurtubi’s (may Allah have mercy upon him) statement regarding this hadith
- The statement of Abaan Ibn Uthmaan (one of the narrators of this hadith), may Allah be pleased with him, regarding this hadith
- This supplication should be recited three times every morning and evening
- The supplication opens with “In the Name of Allah” as you are seeking aid and assistance in him alone
- Why does the supplication contain “and He is the All-Hearing and All- Knowing”?