Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Secrets of reciting Surah Ikhlas abundantly

by Muhammad Sajad Ali
Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Surah Ikhlas - Qul huwallaahu ahad Allahus samad Lam yalid wa lam yuulad Wa lamyakun lahuuu kufuwan ahad
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Say: He is Allah, the One. He is Allah, the Eternal, Who was never born, nor ever gave birth. The One beyond compare.
I would like to explain the great power and benefits of reciting Surah Ikhlas, 1, 3,10,11, 25 100, 200 and 1000 times. And I’m hoping this will instill determination and Himmah-yearning to recite Surah Ikhlas, more or at least show its appreciation and its hidden secrets which are over seen by many a reciter.
The great reward of the one who increases in reciting Surah Ikhlas abundantly daily:
Reciting Surah Ikhlas is a means of Entering Paradise, Allah creates Houses in Paradise for the recitor, it is a means of attaining the love of Allah, Increasing of ones Rizq and reciting Surah Ikhlas when entering ones house is that poverty will be eradicated, it is a means of forgiveness of ones sins, it is a means of increasing the presence of the angels at the time of death. Reciting Surah Ikhlas 10 times at the end of every Fard-compulsory prayer will allow one to enter paradise from any of its Gates.

Know that increasing recitation of Surah Ikhlas is a means of attaining the love of Allah and when Allah loves you he makes Jannah fard upon you or and makes you one of his saints. As whomever Loves Surah Ikhlas, Allah loves them. There is a Hadith were a Sahabah that kept on reciting Surah Iklas in every ra'kah due to his love of it and the Holy Prophet (s) asked the man why he kept on reciting it in every rakah, he replied, 'because it contains the attributes of the most compassionate and i love reading it. The Holy Prophet (s) then said: 'informed him that Allah loves him.
Reciting Surah Ikhlas 1 time will get the reward equal to 10 times the number of people who have believed in the Islamic teachings.
Reciting Surah Ikhlas 1 time compared to one third of complete Quran Recitation. Reciting it once is a means of blessings for the reciter.
Reciting Surah Ikhlas 2 times, the blessings are showered upon the children of the reciter.
Reciting Surah Ikhlas 3 times, brings blessings on the entire family of the reciter and compared to complete Quran Recitation.
Reciting Surah Ikhlas 11 times the reciter will have palaces built for him in Jannah.
Reciting Surah Ikhlas 100 times, all his sins for the past 25 years are forgiven(minor sins), constant recitation of this Surah will help keep the heart sincere inshallah, and Allah will also increase ur Rizq, to gain abundant wealth inshAllah. (except the sins of killing an innocent person or usurping the property of people).

Recite Ikhlas 100 Times and Enter Paradise to Your Right.
Anas (R) has reported the saying of Rasulallah(S) that, "If anyone who is about to sleep on his bed lies on his right side, then recited Al-Ikhlas 100 times, Allah will say to him on the Day of the resurrection, 'My slave, enter Paradise to your right side.'" (Tirmidhi)

Reciting Surah Ikhlas recited 200 times daily gets forgiveness of 50 years of sins-(minor); but, if he has to pay loan to anyone,that will not be forgiven." and Allah will grant him 1500 Rewards (At-Tirmidhi and Darami)
Reciting Surah Ikhlas 1,000 times will not die unless he sees his place in Jannah.
“Sins of that who recites 1,000 Ikhlas with basmala are forgiven and his dua (pray) is accepted.”
“Whoever recites Surah Ikhlas 1,000 times between the afternoon and evening on the day of Arafa, Allah bestowes him whatever he wishes.”
Recites Surah Ikhlas 100,000 times Allah will set him free!
It was narrated by anas that the Holy Prophet (s) said: "whoever reads Recites Surah Ikhlas 100,00 times would have bought himself from Allah, and a caller from Allah will announce in heaven and on earth: 'verily, so-and-so has been set free by Allah, so whoever owes him anything, let him claim it from Allah.'"

Surah Ikhlas and 'The kings of mankind'
On the authority of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with) The Prophet (s) said “on the day of resurrection Allah will grasp the entire earth by His Hand and shall roll up the heaven with His right Hand and say “I am the king, where are the kings of the Earth?” (Sahih Al Bukhari) This hadith refers to the ayah in Surah Ikhlas which is: “The king of mankind”.

Time frame to read 100 times Surah Ikhlas about 4/5 minutes and 1,000 times Surah Ikhlas from 20/30mins to upto an hour depending on speeding thats me-(the author) others will need more time it depends on how you acustom yourself as beginners it can take up to an hour to recite 100 but someone whose is used to reciting and is fluent and after pratice and time will speed up.
Some notes about Surah Ikhlas and One Third of Quran
The meaning of one third of Quran, Allah has divided the Qur’an into three parts: “Say: he is Allah, the one and only” is one of these parts.

The meaning of this is that Allah sent the Qur’an in three parts:
A third of it is comprised of legal rulings, 

A third is comprised of exhortations of promises and warnings, 

and a third is comprised of discussing Allah’s names and attributes.
(Surah Ikhlas)
This chapter Surah Al-Ikhlas brings together within it those names and attributes.
"Allah's Hadra are three. His Essence, His Actions, and Attributes. This Surah is the only Surah of Quran that is exclusive to Allah's Essence. and this is why it is considered 1/3 of the Quran"- from Shaykh al Islam Ibrahim Niasse

And the sufis say 'Whoever recites this surah, must obtain the tajalli-(manifestation or Divine lights) of the two Names of Glory, al-Ahad (the One), and as-Samad (the Eternal). Anyone who reads it, must get a portion of this tajalli-(manifestation or lights)'.
Tajalli-(manifestation), which has almost the same meaning as showing itself, display, and appearance, in the language of Sufism means being favored with God's special gifts. It also denotes that the Divine mysteries have become apparent in the heart of the seeker by means of the light of knowledge of God Almighty. Every traveler to the Truth can feel this favor in the conscience according to capacity and station.
Surah Al-Ikhlas is 112th chapter of the Qur’an, and is said to be one of the earliest revelations that the Holy Prophet Muhammad received from archangel Gabriel.
The Arabic root of the word ikhlas is kh-l-s which means to be purified or refined. The very concept of refining and purifying signifies the burning away of all impurities, leaving nothing but the very essence of that which was sought, which, in this case, is Allah.
Such a purification is the burning away of all of the worldly misunderstandings, concerns and desires that separate us from the One; the One and Only upon whom we depend, the One and Only who is our foundation rock, the Eternal One and Only.
People have issues with learning Sunni Aqidah-belief, simply have to read Surah Ikhlas.

So what is our Aqidah-belief and what is the brenchmark, as to what we can say or what we shouldn't say or believe about Allah is all in Surah Ikhlas; meaning that 'He is Allah, the Eternal, Who was never born, nor ever gave birth. The One beyond compare', and the last part is what we need to remember, 'The One beyond compare', meaning whatever you try to compare him to, that isn't him simply. And this stops all silly arguments about were is Allah, can Allah lie or not and other silly questions and confusions, Surah lkhas stops all confusions about Allah, with 'The One beyond compare'. So the brenchmark is Allah is 'beyond compare' and that is who Allah is, '..the Eternal, Who was never born, nor ever gave birth.'

Surah Ikhlas mentions two names of Allah which together indicate all the Attributes of perfection. They are not mentioned in any other verse: “al-Ahad” and “al-Samad.” These two names indicate the oneness of the Sacred Being who possesses all the attributes of perfection.
Al-Ahad indicates the singularity of existence that cannot be shared by another entity.
Al-Samad implies all attributes of perfection. It means: “the One whose dignity and sovereignty reaches the extent where all other things in existence depend on for all their needs.” In other words, all needs are brought before Him. This attribute cannot be for other than the One who truly possesses complete perfection in al qualities. This cannot apply to anyone other than Allah. He is al-Ahad and al-Samad. And He 'Who was never born, nor ever gave birth.'The One beyond compare'.

This explanation makes clear that these two names possess a comprehensiveness in their indication of Allah and His attributes that are not found in any other names. And these names are not mentioned in any other chapter of the Qur’an. This shows the special value of this chapter, and why it is regarded as a third of the Qur’an.
by Muhammad Sajad Ali
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Some Notes:

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever recites Qul huwa Allaahu ahad ten times, Allaah will build for him a house in Paradise.” (Sahih al-Jami’ al-Saghir, 6472).
The Holy Prophet (s) once advised a poor person to always say ‘salaam’ when entering his house, even if there was nobody there, and then Recitie Surah Ikhlas. After a little while, the man became abundantly wealthy.
"whoever reads Surah Ikhlas when he enters his house, poverty will be eradicated from the family of that household and neighbours."
It is makruh to recite this surah in one breath. This surah has numerous other benefits and is a cure for many ailments. It should be recited when travelling or when facing a tyrant ruler.
Reciting Surah Ikhlas 10 times at the end of every Fard-compulsory prayer will enter paradise from any of its Gates. "whoever accomplishes three things with a sound iman will enter paradise from any of its Gates, and will be married to the pure wives of his choice. He who forgives a murderer of kin; he who settles debts on another person secretly; and he who recites 10 times after every Fard-compulsory prayer Surah Ikhlas." Abu Bakr said: "or even doing any of these, O Messenger of Allah?" the Holy Prophet (s) then said: "or one of them."
Some Surah Ikhlas patterns and Designs


Monday, December 15, 2014

Sleep / Lunch Break (Qailulah): Healthy And Sunnah

Kebiaasaan might we do this is the sunnah of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam, God willing we will be rewarded if we meniatkannya. As if the mere habit it is not rewarding. This is the importance of science, if we do not know this, then we are merely napping -mata of habit and not be rewarded.
In addition to sleep / rest during (qailulah) also includes a healthy habit as long as it is not excessive, will refresh the body and helps us to wake up the night prayer.
Qailulah not have to sleep, including a lunch break qailulah
In Arabic Dictionary Lisanul described qailulah meaning in language,
القيلولة نومة نصف النهار
"Qailulah is sleeping in mid-afternoon" [1]
Because translated qailulah with "nap" so many who thought qailulah should have to sleep. True, qailulah not necessarily have to sleep, rest during the day is included qailulah.
Ash-San'ani rahimahullah said,
والقيلولة: الاستراحة نصف النهار, وإن لم يكن معها نوم
"Qailulah is a break in the middle of the afternoon, although not sleep." [2]
When is it Time qailulah
There is a time when scholars deviation qailulah, whether before midday or after midday or both.
Syarbini rahimahullah said,
هي النوم قبل الزوال
"Sleep before zawal (dzhur time)"
Al-Munawi rahimahullah said,
القيلولة: النوم وسط النهار عند الزوال وما قاربه من قبل أو بعد
"Qailulah was sleeping in the middle of the afternoon when zawal or near the time of zawal before or since."
Al-Badri Al-Aini said,
القيلولة معناها النوم في الظهيرة
"Qailulah meaning: sleep at dhuzur (billowy noon)." [3]
And it rajih is qailulah time after zawal (midday) as hadith.
عن سهل بن سعد رضي الله عنه قال: ما كنا نقيل ولا نتغذى إلا بعد الجمعة في عهد النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم. واللفظ لمسلم.
Sahl bin Sa'd of something from 'anhu said,
"Our (former) is not doing qailulah and eat except after Friday prayers at the time of the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam." [4]
Anas bin Malik something from 'anhu said,
كانوا يجمعون ثم يقيلون
"They (the Companions) used to perform the Friday prayers, then lunch break (qailulah)." [5]
Sunnah qailulah
Napping is mentioned in the Qur'an. Allaah says,
ومن آياته منامكم بالليل والنهار وابتغاؤكم من فضله إن في ذلك لآيات لقوم يسمعون
"And among His signs is your sleep him at night and during the day, and your seeking of the bounty-Lo! In this is truly there are signs for a people who listen" (Ar-Rum: 23 )
Likewise, commanded by the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam, he said,
قيلوا فإن الشياطين لا تقيل
"Qailulah-lah (sianglah break) you, the real demons never nap." [6]
Likewise, the actions of the companions.
ربما قعد على باب ابن مسعود رجال من قريش, فإذا فاء الفيء قال: قوموا فما بقي فهو للشيطان. ثم لا يمر على أحد إلا أقامه
"Once upon a time there were people of Quraish were sitting in front of the door Ibn Mas'ud. When midday, Ibn Mas'ud said, "Get up you (for the lunch break), that remains is part of the devil." Then it is not passing one except Umar told him to get up. " [7]
In another narration,
كان عمر z يمر بنا نصف النهار -أو قريبا منه - فيقول: قوموا فقيلوا, فما بقي فللشيطان
"Historically, 'Umar when passing us in the middle of the day or close to noon saying," Get up you guys! Sianglah break! What remains to be a part of Satan. " [8]
Al-khalal said,
قال الخلال استحباب القائلة نصف النهار قال عبد الله كان أبي ينام نصف النهار شتاء كان أو صيفا لا يدعها
"Disunnahkan qailulah in mid-afternoon, Abdullah (bin Ahmad) said," My father was napping in the summer and cold, he did not leave. " [9]
The benefits of napping
Naps are very useful and feels for those who are accustomed to. Feel fresh if waking from a nap that although briefly but quality.
Here's a nap for health benefits:
1. Improve memory A 2008 study found that during a 45-minute nap can help improve memory. This increase occurred in a phase of slow-wave sleep or short-wave sleep, as usually happens when a nap.
Increased brain activity during sleep is also believed to be beneficial to learn a foreign language. Words or new terms will be easier to remember if often played while sleeping.
2. Improving productivity Nap can protect the brain from the information processing that occurs in excess and help consolidate the newly learned information. This in turn will increase concentration and productivity in the workplace. In fact, previous studies find a nap can lower blood pressure.
3. Treating insomnia Research has found that people who nap for 15 minutes to feel more alert and less sleepy, even when the lack of sleep the previous night.
The effect can indeed vary in each individual, but a study in 2011 confirms a nap makes insomniacs become more fit for the total downtime is becoming longer.
4. Reduce stress Want to cut as much as half the stress hormone cortisol? Research shows that stress hormones dramatically decreased after a nap, especially if overnight sleep less soundly.
A German study found that when a group of pilots slept less than 7 hours overnight before serving, cortisol levels increased significantly and last for 2 days. But when successfully nap for a while, cortisol levels decreased by half.
5. Preventing heart disease Short nap for 20-40 minutes can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke. This conclusion is based on research conducted by researchers Greece.
Researchers found that people who are at least 30-minute nap for 3 times a week can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 37 percent. According to this study, healthy nap should be between 1-3 o'clock noon for no more than 45 minutes. If excess, it causes woke up with 'heavy head'. [10]
Thus, may be useful.
Alhamdulillahilladzi bi ni'matihi tatimmush sholihaat, sallallaahu wa 'ala Muhammad wa Alihi' ala alihi shohbihi wa wa sallam.
Pogung Lor- Jogja, 13 Jumadal Awwal 1434 H
Authors: dr. Raehanul Bahraen

[1] Lisanul Arab 11/557, Dar Shadir, Beirut, cet.III, 1414 H, syamilah
[2] Subulus Greetings 1/398, Darul Hadith, syamilah
[4] muttafaq upon, Muslim lafadz
[5] HR. Al-Bukhari in Al-Adabul simplex no.1240, said Al-Imam Al-Albani in Saheeh al-t Adabil simplex no. 939: shahihul isnads
[6] HR. Abu Nu'aim in Ath-Tibb, said Al-Imam Al-Albani in Ash-Shahihah no. 1637: its isnad authentic
[7] HR. Al-Bukhari in Al-Adabul simplex no.1238, said Al-Imam Al-Albani in Saheeh al-Adabil simplex no. 939: Hasanul isnad)
[8] HR. Al-Bukhari in Al-Adabul simplex no.1239, said Al-Imam Al-Albani in Saheeh al-Adabil simplex no. 939: Hasanul isnad)
[9] Al-Adab ash-Syar'iyyah wal Minahil mar'iyyah case 161, source:


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Using Miswak in the Masjid – Permanent Committee

Q: I hear people saying that using Miswak (tooth-cleansing stick) in the Masjid is impermissible. Is this true?  
A: Using the Miswak is an affirmed act of Sunnah. It should be used when necessary upon performing Wudu' (ablution), Salah, reciting the Qur'an, changing the mouth smell, etc.
It may be used inside or outside the Masjid, as no text supports the prohibition of using it inside the Masjid when necessary. Moreover, it finds further support in the general meaning of the following Hadith, “Were it not for the fear that it might be hard for my Ummah (nation), I would have ordered them to use Miswak for every Salah.” [1]
However, a person should be careful not to overdo the Miswak in the Masjid lest they should vomit or bleed in the Masjid.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.
The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'
Chairman - Shaykh Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz
[1] Al-Bukhari, Sahih, Book in Friday, no. 887; Muslim, Sahih, Book on purification, no. 252; Al-Tirmidhy, Sunan, Book on purification, no. 22; Al-Nasa'y, Sunan, Book on purification, no. 7; Abu Dawud, Sunan, Book on purification, no. 46; Ibn Majah, Sunan, Book on purification and its Sunan, no. 287; Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Musnad, vol. 2, p. 433; Malik, Al-Muwatta*, Book on purification, no. 147; and Al-Darimy, Sunan, no. 683.
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