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A wonderful du’a to recite before sleeping


Is this a Masnun du’a to recite before sleeping?

“All praise is due to Allah who has sufficed me, has protected me, fed me, given me drink, who has been favorable to me and who has given me lavishly. All praise is due to Allah in every circumstance. O Allah, Rabb and Sovereign of all things, I seek refuge in You from Jahannam”

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Reciting five Surahs with six Bismillahs before journey


Is the following ‘amal proven from an authentic Hadith?


1. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, Surah Kafirun

2. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, Surah Nasr

3. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, Surah Ikhlas

4. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, Surah Falaq

5. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, Surah Nas

6. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim.

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The effect of saying the word: Ya Rabbi


How many times should we recite: Ya Rabb?

1. ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “When the servant said,”O Lord! [Ya Rabb]” four times. Allah said, “I am listening to you, my servant. Ask and you will be granted.”

2. I have seen another narration of Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) where he said: “Whenever a servant said,”O Lord! O Lord!” Allah said,”I am listening to you, I am listening to you.”

3. And another where people complained to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) of the drought. He said, “Kneel down and say: “O Lord! O Lord!“. And the index rises skyward. Immediately, it rained so much that they wanted it to stop.”

4. Atam (114H) said: “Whenever a servant said, “O Lord! O Lord! O Lord! “Allah looks at him carefully [gives him his attention]. “We mentioned this to Hasan Basri said: “Do not you read the Quran?” Then he recited: (Surah Ali ‘Imran, verse: 191-195)


So my question is, should we say: Ya Rabb two times, three or four times?

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The effect of haram on our du’as


What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“O people, indeed Allah Ta’ala is Pure and accepts only that which is pure. Allah Ta’ala has commanded the believers with the same command that He gave to the Ambiya (‘alayhimus salam). Allah Ta’ala has said: “O Messengers, consume that which is pure and wholesome and perform righteous actions. Indeed I am all aware with what you do.” Allah Ta’ala has mentioned: “O believers, consume from the pure and wholesome foods that We have provided for you.”

Thereafter, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) explained the condition of a person who had undertook a long, arduous journey. His hair was dishevelled and his clothing was covered in dust. He raised his hands to the sky crying in supplication saying, “O my Rabb, O my Rabb .” Whereas his food and drink intake are haram, his clothing is obtained from haram sources; his body is nourished with haram, so how can his du’as ever be answered?”

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Jannah for a sinner who quenched the thirst of a pious person


What is the authenticity of this incident?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Two people were crossing a desert. One was an ‘Abid (worshipper) while the other was a shameless person/sinner. The ‘Abid was extremely thirsty to such an extent that he fell down due to dehydration. The sinner saw him lying unconscious. He thought, ‘If this ‘Abid dies out of dehydration and I have water, I will never attain any goodness from Allah and if I serve him water, then I will die’.

However, he trusted Allah and made his intention to help the ‘Abid. He splashed some water on him and let him drink the rest. The ‘Abid stood up and then they crossed the desert.

When the accountability of the sinner will be carried out, (after his death) he would be ordered to be thrown into Jahannam. While the Angels are taking him, he will see the (same) ‘Abid. The sinner will say, ‘O so-and-so! Don’t you recognise me?’ He (‘Abid) will say, ‘Who are you?’ He will reply, ‘I am the same person who preferred your life over my life on that day in the desert.’

Then the ‘Abid will say, ‘Yes, I have recognised you.’ The ‘Abid will say to the angels, ‘Stop!’ So they will stop.

Then the ‘Abid will call unto Allah , ‘O my Rabb! You know that this person had favoured me and preferred my life over his! O Allah! Gift him to me.’

So Allah will say, ‘He is your’s.’ The ‘Abid will then take hold of the hand of his brother (who had served him water) and take him to Jannah.”

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A Hadith encouraging fulfilling the needs of a Muslim


Kindly provide the reference for the following narration and please confirm if the translation is correct.

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) related that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was asked,

“O Messenger of Allah, which of the people are most beloved to Allah, and which deeds are most beloved to Allah?”

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The people most beloved to Allah are those who are most beneficial to the people; and the most beloved deed to Allah is to make a Muslim happy, or remove one of his troubles, or to fulfill his debt, or to satiate his hunger.

Walking to fulfill a need of my Muslim brother is more beloved to me than sitting in i’tikaf in a Masjid for two months. Whomsoever averts his anger, Allah will conceal his faults and whomsoever suppresses his anger while he is able to vent it, Allah will fill his heart with happiness. Whoever walks with his brother to fulfill his need and fulfills it for him, then Allah Ta’ala will make his footing firm [on the bridge] on the day when the footings are shaken. Evil character spoils one’s deeds just as vinegar spoils honey”

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