Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tips to wake up for Qiyyamul Layl (Tahajjud)

Compiled from a lecture by Sheikh Riad Ouarzazi
  1. Sincerity: We have to be sincere towards Allah (SWT). The icing on the cake is Qiyam ul Layl. It illuminates our hearts. For those who want to soften their hearts, then pray Qiyam Ul Layl. Only Allah can see you pray Qiyam ul Layl while everyone else is sleeping in the house.

    “Actions are but by intentions and every man shall have only that which he intended.” (Bukhari)

    You want to pray Qiyam ul Layl?

    Then you have to be sincere to be able to wake up for Qiyam ul Layl. Show it to Allah, that you love Him, sincerity by your actions, words and deeds.

    “Whosoever desires (by his deeds) the reward of the Hereafter, We give him increase in his reward, and whosoever desires the reward of this world (by his deeds), We give him thereof (what is decreed for him), and he has no portion in the Hereafter.” (42:20)

    “The goodness of the deeds is related to the goodness of the hearts and goodness of the hearts is related to the goodness of the intention.”

    Conceal acts such as good deeds like Qiyam Ul Layl. 

  2. Virtues of Qiyam ul Layl 

    “The best prayer after the obligatory prayer is prayer at night.” (Sahih Muslim)

    Narrated Abu Huraira:Allah's Apostle said,"When it is the last third of the night, our Lord, the Blessed,the Superior, descends every night to the heaven of the world and says,'Is there anyone who invokes Me (demand anything from Me),that I may respond to his invocation;Is there anyone who asks Me for something that I may give (it to) him;Is there anyone who asks My forgiveness that I may forgive him?' “ (Bukhari)

    Abd-Allah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas (may Allah be pleased with them both), in which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Whoever recites ten aayaat (verses) in qiyaam(layl) will not be recorded as one of the forgetful. Whoever recites a hundred aayaat (verses) in qiyaam will be recorded as one of the devout, and whoever prays a thousand aayaat (verses) in qiyaam will be recorded as one of the muqantareen (those who pile up good deeds).” (Reported by Abu Dawood) 

    “There is nothing one enjoys more than Qiyam ul Layl” Pious Preceddesor 

  3. Sleep on the right side: Abu Hurairah narrated : Let him lie down on the right side.

    A special benefit may be derived from this. The heart is on the left side of the chest, and by sleeping on the right side, the heart remains on the top side. One will not have a deep sleep, but will sleep lightly. If one sleeps on the left side, the heart will be at the bottom, which will result in a deep slumber (not good if you want to wake up for fajr ontime)

  4. Perform Wodhu: “While going to bed perform wodhu as if you are going to pray” Abu Dawood.

    There is no Muslim who goes to sleep and remembers Allah in the state of purity.

  5. Sleeping Early: When you go to sleep, sleep with the intention of getting up for qiyam ul layl 

  6. Reciting dua’as before sleeping:

    • Recite Subhan Allah (33 times), Alhamdulillah (33 times) and Allahu Akbar (34 times)

    • Recite Surah Ikhlas, Surah Al Falaq, Surah An Nas and Surah Al Kafiroon 
    • Recite Ayatul Kurs: I will teach you some words by which Allaah will benefit you.’ I said, ‘What are they?” He said, ‘When you lie down in your bed, recite Aayat al-Kursiy, “Allaah! Laa ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists…” [al-Baraqah 2:255 – interpretation of the meaning] until the end of the aayah, then you will have a protector from Allaah and no shaytaan (devil) will come near you until morning comes.’ (Bukhari)
    • It was narrated that Abu Umamah said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said:“Whoever recites Ayat Al-Kursi immediately after each prescribed Prayer, there will be nothing standing between him and his entering Paradise except death.” (Reported by An-Nisai)
  7. Avoiding eating and drinking too much before going to sleep: Stop eating atleast 2 hours before going to sleep. Drink water and milk.  

  8. Avoid Haram: If you cannot pray qiyam ul layl that means you are deprived and restricted and chained by your sins. The sinner does not deserve the honor of praying the Qiyam ul Layl 

  9. Striving to wake up for Qiyyam: Make a team and appoint one person daily to call each other. In this way you will get up.

    One of the cure for relieving stress is Qiyam ul Layl. Wake up at night and cry to Allah and talk to Him. This will help you relieve stress.

    To cure anger, is Qiyam ul Layl
Build the Habit : You can Start with 2 rakahs just before Fajr till it becomes a habit and then move it to 4 rakats


Saturday, November 10, 2012

٠•●✿ What She wants ✿●•٠·˙

A sister told me once about her future husband she said

❝ I want him running down to the Masjid if he heard the call to prayer

I want him to surprise me one day to a trip like no other a trip to Masjid Al Haram

I want him to wake me up at night .. to stand in front of Allah the Merciful

I want him never miss the Fajir prayer and wakes me up to it and be the best of helpers

I want his face to be illuminated by faith

I want him holding on to the modesty, such as My beloved Messenger Al Mustafa

I want him in time of anger be patient and if he got mad at me, Our day will not pass until everything will be pass with it

I want my heart is worth dedicate it to him only, not before him or after him any person

I want him someday to whisper in my ears and say "I Love you O' My Most prettiest woman in the whole world"

I want him to be my companion in Upper Paradise with the Lord of the high throne ❞

O' Allah bless the believing righteous women with believing righteous husbands and bless the believing righteous men with believing righteous wives ♥ :


Sunday, November 4, 2012

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Dua For Anxiety, Sorrow, Weakness, Laziness ...

 ( بسم الله الرحمـٰنِ الرحيم )  

I was pondering over a famous Dua (supplication) that the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) used to say at times of anxiety or sorrow, and I realised how wonderful this dua is for Productive Muslims everywhere.

The dua is:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ الْهَمِّ وَالْحُزْنِ وَالْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ وَالْبُخْلِ وَالْجُبْنِ وَضَلَعِ الدَّيْنِ وَغَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ

‘O Allaah, I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being over powered by men.’

If we look at all the six elements that the Dua above is asking Allah for refuge from, we would realise that all of them are anti-Productivity elements that if removed from our lives we can move forward much quicker and be more productive.

Anxiety & Sorrow:

When you’re sad, bothered, or anxious about something, you cannot be productive as your mind is taken over by what’s bothering you. Your thought process is not devoted to anything else except how to get rid of your anxiety or sorrow. Sometimes these anxieties are small, sometimes they are big, but however big/small they are, the moment these anxieties take over your life and blur your thoughts, then you need to make this dua.

Weakness & Laziness:

Weakness is when you cannot do something, and laziness is when you do NOT want to do something. And the two are inter-linked. Most people who are lazy, end up being weak. Because what started off as something you do not want to do, soon becomes something you cannot do and you end up convincing yourself that you cannot ever do. Again, both these illnesses are elements which you need to ask Allah for help in removing because they are detriment to your quality of life. Imagine not being able to achieve or do anything because you are weak or lazy, how pathetic is that for a Muslim? And as in the famous hadeeth: “Seek help from Allah and do not be weak!” That’s the formula, don’t get yourself to the level of “I cannot do it” but seek help from Allah and anything is possible!

Miserliness & Cowardice:

Productivity requires you to spend, not only money, but money, time, and effort. And spending needs courage, because the miserly are usually cowards who fear poverty or fear lack of resources, but the person with courage moves forward fearing nothing but Allah.

The Burden of Debt & Being Overpowered by Men:

There’s nothing more enslaving than the burden of debt, and that’s why there’s a number of dua that Prophet Muhammad taught his followers to remove such social slavery from his people, including one of my favourite duas: ‘O Allaah, make what is lawful enough for me, as opposed to what is unlawful, and spare me by Your grace, of need of others.’ Moreover, debt can also lead you to being overpowered of men described in the dua, which mainly happens when you owe other people something.

Such a beautiful dua should always be in our prayers and prostrations, as we’re not free from all the elements at any one time. Moreover, if you want to know the cause of the above six diseases, the answer is our sins. Nothing else brings about sadness, anxiety, miserliness, cowardice, weakness, laziness and debt except for our sins, so we need to stay guard by firstly reducing our sins and secondly making the above dua abundantly, always.
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