Where do we stand?

angels subhanaka

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,

“Belonging to Allah, the Most High, are angels whose limbs shudder out of fear of Him. Not a single angel among them drops a tear from its eye except that it falls on another angel praying [beneath him]. Among them are angels that remain in prostration since Allah created the heavens and earth; they have yet to lift their heads, and will not lift them until the Day of Resurrection. And among them are angels bowing who have not raised their heads since Allah created the heavens and earth, and will not raise them until the Day of Resurrection. And once they raise their heads, they will look at the face of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, and say, ‘Glorified You are! We did not worship You as You deserve to be worshipped.‘”

Narrated by al-Marwazi in [Ta’dhim Qadr as-Salah]: 1/267 and Ibn Kathir said in his [Tafsir], “This chain is acceptable.”

عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: ((إِنَّ لله تعالى: ملائكة ترعد فرائِصَهُمْ مِنْ خيفَتِهِ، ما منهم ملك تقطر منه دمعة من عينه إلاَّ وقعت على ملك يصلي، وإِنَّ منهم ملائكة سجوداً منذ خلقَ اللهُ السَّمواتِ والأَرْضِ لم يرفعوا رؤوسهمْ ولا يرفعونها إلى يوم القيامة، وإِنَّ منهم ملائكةً ركوعاً لم يرفعوا رؤوسهم منذُ خلقَ الله السَّمواتِ والأرض ولا يرفعونها إلى يوم القيامة، فإذا رفعوا رؤوسهم نظروا إلى وجه الله عز وجل فقالوا: سُبْحَانَكَ مَا عَبَدْنَاكَ حَقَّ عِبَادَتِكَ))
– رواه المروزي في تعظيم قدر الصلاة 1/267 وقال ابن كثير في تفسيره 8/272: وهذا إسناد لا بأس به

Al Hamd is for You..

hamd dua

In his Sunan, Ibn Majah recorded that Ibn `Umar said that,

the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said,

«إِنَّ عَبْدًا مِنْ عِبَادِ اللهِ قَالَ:يَا رَبِّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ كَمَا يَنْبَغِي لِجَلَالِ وَجْهِكَ وَعَظِيمِ سُلْطَانِكَ. فَعَضَلَتْ بِالْمَلَكَيْنِ فَلَمْ يَدْرِيَا كَيْفَ يَكْتُبَانِهَا فَصَعِدَا إِلَى اللهِ فَقَالَا: يَا رَبَّنَا إِنَّ عَبْدًا قَدْ قَالَ مَقَالَةً لَا نَدْرِي كَيْفَ نَكْتُبُهَا، قَالَ اللهُ، وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا قَالَ عَبْدُهُ: مَاذَا قَالَ عَبْدِي؟ قَالَا: يَا رَبِّ إِنَّهُ قَالَ: لَكَ الْحَمْدُ يَا رَبِّ كَمَا يَنْبَغِي لِجَلَالِ وَجْهِكَ وَعَظِيمِ سُلْطَانِكَ. فَقَالَ اللهُ لَهُمَا: اكْتُبَاهَا كَمَا قَالَ عَبْدِي، حَتَّى يَلْقَانِي فَأَجْزِيهِ بِهَا.»

A servant of Allah once said, `O Master! Al Hamd (Praise & Thanks) belongs to You
that (which) is suitable for the grace of Your Face and the greatness of Your Supreme Authority.’  

The two angels were confused as to how to write these words. They ascended to Allah and said, `

O our Lord! A servant has just uttered a statement and we are unsure how to record it for him.’

Allah said while having more knowledge in what His servant has said, ‘What did My servant say’

They said, `He said, O Master! Al Hamd (Praise & Thanks) belongs to You
that (which) is suitable for the grace of Your Face and the greatness of Your Supreme Authority.’

Allah said to them,`Write it as My servant has said it, until he meets Me and then I shall reward him for it.’

[Ibn Majah 2:1249]

Saying ‘Aameen’ after making Du’aa

♥ Facts I learned recently about saying ‘Ameen’ after making Du’aa ♥

In shaa’ Allaah you all know the hadeeth of ‘Aa’ishah, when she heard the Jew saying “As-Saam ‘alaykum” (Death be unto you) to the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam). If not, review it, it is mentioned in the following article:

Ibn Khuzaymah brings an additional wording to the story, that when the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) rebuked ‘Aa’ishah for what she said to the Jews, he then said:
•►”Verily the Jews are a envious group of people,
and they do not envy us over anything more
than they envy us over the salaam and ‘Aameen’.”

The hadeeth is found in Ibn Khuzaymah in his Saheeh (1/73/2), according to Al-Albaanee, who declared its chain to be saheeh in the Silsilah (#691).

It is also found in Ibn Maajah (#856 of Ma’rifah’s printing) with a similar wording.

As-Sindee [d.1138] said,•► “(They are jealous) over the salaam and the aameen due to what they know about their virtues and blessings. So the meaning is: So what is befitting for you is to use them both a lot.”

(Sharh As-Sindee 1/466)

And if someone was to say: “This is only referring to the congregation saying aameen with their imaam during the salaah.” Then it can be said to him: What is your proof to restrict this text to that meaning? Especially since the “salaam” mentioned in the hadeeth is something we say in salaah, yet the sabab wurood (reason for the saying) of the hadeeth shows that it is in reference to the salaams said outside of salaah specifically.

Imaam Muslim brings a hadeeth in his Saheeh (#6865), on the authority of Aboo Ad-Dardaa’, may Allaah be pleased with him, who said that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) said:

“Whoever supplicates for his brother in his absence, then the Angel responsible for it (the supplication) says: Aameen and to you likewise.”

•►This shows that saying ‘Aameen’ to supplications is from the Sunnah of the angels as well.

-Moosaa Richardson

May Allah forgive us, bless us with the knowledge of His religion and make us practising Muslims.

And all praise belongs to Allah, Who guided us to this precious information. May the best of peace and blessings of Allah be on Muhammad, his family, his companions and all those who follow them in righteousness. AMEEN!!