Remove the roof of your Du’aa and ask for the unimaginable.


dua baqarah

Five consecutive verses from chapter 2 have been dedicated to the topic of Ramadan. Take a look at their summaries below, listing verse number and topic, and something will become apparent;

Verse 183: Rulings about fasting
Verse 184: Rulings about fasting
Verse 185: Rulings about fasting
Verse 186: Du’aa
Verse 187: Rulings about fasting

It sticks out, doesn’t it? The flow of Ramadan-related verses is suddenly interrupted with the topic of Du’aa, before then returning to the topic of Ramadan. Allah wants us to spill our hearts out in requests.

This year, however, do something different; Remove the roof of your Du’aa and ask for the unimaginable.

Consider the Du’aa of the prophets before us. They went for it without looking back, asking Allah for what many would describe as an utter impossibility.

Consider the Du’aa of Sulayman, when he set his ambitions loose, saying:

رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَهَبْ لِي مُلْكًا لَا يَنْبَغِي لِأَحَدٍ مِنْ بَعْدِي إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْوَهَّابُ

“My Lord, forgive me and grant me a kingdom that will not belong to *anyone* after me, certainly, You are the Bestower.” (Al-Qur’an, 38:35)

As you just read, his request wasn’t for any average kingdom, but one that would be crammed with “impossibilities”. His confidence in his Lord was enormous and his expectation of Him was beautiful, and so Allah did not let him down.

What happened?

Sulayman was gifted with (1) prophethood, (2) knowledge, (3) sound judgement, (4) control of the wind, animal world, mankind and Jinnkind, (5) and a kingdom that shall never be replicated on planet earth ever again.

Righteousness isn’t about making humble requests in Du’aa.

Raise your hands this Ramadan, and as you do so, raise the ceiling of your ambitions to a brand new height as well.

Don’t just ask for ease on the day of Judgement, but beg for entry to Paradise without *any* prior accountability, even if you feel that you don’t deserve it.

Don’t limit your requests for paradise, but beg Him for the very highest of its stations – Al-Firdows – even if you feel that you don’t qualify.

Don’t limit your Du’aa for “the guidance of friends and relatives”, but also beg to turn them into revivalists, even if you really can’t see it happening at present.

When making Du’aa for yourself, go all out and beg for the torrents of iman to be released upon you, torrents that will change your appearance in public, social media, finances, mode of Hijaab, and ambitions of your life forever.

This month, every one of us is bowing, prostrating, fasting, and reciting. This Ramadan however, we want to exercise another act of worship that Allah loves so much, but is missed all too often;

Displaying the best of expectations from Allah.

Allah hasn’t capped you, and so

“call upon Allah whilst you are certain of the response” (Prophet Mohammad PBUH) and realise that “I (Allah) will be to my servant just as he expects of Me.” 💗

– Written by Ali Hammuda (Ramadan 1440/2019)

Talk to Him


talk to Him

Never forget that ALLAH is your Friend – The BEST of all friends! He wants to hear what’s been happening in your life. Good or bad, whether it’s been full of happiness, sorrow or anger, or even when you want to question about the grief, sadness and worries in your life.

Go ahead, Go down in Sujood…TALK to HIM this very moment and notice the peace, relief and contentment fill up your heart! Feel that special sweetness of eeman which you get when you have that special connection with your Lord!

Imam Shawkani (rahimahuAllah) rightly said: “To know your dua’a is accepted is to have your heart ready, cry and shed tears to Allah, being persistent, and after that feeling, a burden taken off your shoulders.”

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:
http://www.bakkah.net/articles/salaamstojews.htm

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
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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!!