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…It Will Be Better for You

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
الحـمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آلـه وصحبه ومن والاه

‘Ubayy ibn Ka’ab رضي الله عنه asked the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم:

يا رسولَ اللهِ إِنَّي أُكْثِرُ الصلاةَ عليْكَ فكم أجعَلُ لكَ من صلاتِي فقال ما شِئْتَ قال قلتُ الربعَ قال ما شئْتَ فإِنْ زدتَّ فهو خيرٌ لكَ قلتُ النصفَ قال ما شئتَ فإِنْ زدتَّ فهو خيرٌ لكَ
قال قلْتُ فالثلثينِ قال ما شئْتَ فإِنْ زدتَّ فهو خيرٌ لكَ قلتُ أجعلُ لكَ صلاتي كلَّها قال : إذًا تُكْفَى همَّكَ ويغفرْ لكَ ذنبُكَ

“‘O Messenger of Allah, I send salaat upon you abundantly, so how much (from my du’a) should I send salaat upon you?’ The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم replied, ‘However much you want’. To this I asked, ‘a fourth?’ He said, ‘Whatever you want, but if you increase (in this), it will be better for you’. I then asked, ‘a half?’ He said, ‘Whatever you want, but if you increase (in this), it will be better for you’. I then asked, ‘a third?’ He said, ‘Whatever you want, but if you increase (in this), it will be better for you’. I then said, ‘I’ll make all of my salaat upon you (in my dua)’. To this, he صلى الله عليه وسلم replied, ‘If you do that, you will be sufficed from your concerns, and you will be forgiven for your sins’.” [1]

Sending salawat upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم is from the greater deeds of ibadah; and performing it abundantly is amongst the reasons to attain goodness and invite blessings to one’s own self, and a defence against evil and calamities. The above hadeeth reflects the great care and attention the Companions paid towards it and showed keenness and responsibility for it. The hadeeth indicates a necessity for us to praise the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم by invoking Allah to send peace and blessings upon him.

Shaykhil-Islam, Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah’s Mercy be upon him) said, “…and the questioner asked, ‘how much salaat should I send upon you?’ meaning ‘from my du’a, so this ‘salaat’ from the point of language is du’a. As Allah the Most High Said, “…and invoke Allah for them. Verily! Your invocations are a source of security for them.” [At-Tawbah, 103]

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “O Allah, send salah upon the family of Abi ‘Awfa” [2]. And a woman asked the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, “O Messenger of Allah, invoke salah upon me and my husband”, at which he said, “may Allah send salah upon you and your husband”. [3]

The meaning of such a request from the questioner is that, “O Messenger of Allah, make a du’a by which goodness is granted (to us), and evil is warded off. Thus (the implication of the original question by ‘Ubayy ibn Ka’ab), ‘how much of my du’a is due for you?” He صلى الله عليه وسلم replied, “’However much you want’, until the Companion concluded, “I’ll make all of my du’a as salaat upon you”. To which the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “If you do that, you will be sufficed from your concerns (of dunya and akhirah), and you will be forgiven for your sins”.

And in another narration we find it (with the ending) as: إذًا يكفيك اللهُ ما أهمَّك من أمرِ دنياك وآخرتِك – “Therefore Allah suffices whatever of your concerns from the matters of dunya and akhirah.” [4]

This is the main purpose (of du’a) by which man seeks to achieve goodness for himself and push away from himself, all types of harms. Indeed du’a has an impact in fulfilling needs and removing fears; this is an explanation of that position.” [end of quote]

The hadeeth doesn’t mean (and Allah knows best) that people leave making du’a for themselves and the believers, but it refers to sending plentiful salaat upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and proclaiming its virtues, and understanding the favours gained through it. Muslims must strive in obedience to him صلى الله عليه وسلم, and increase in their making du’a as it is from the most beloved deed to Allah; and to increase seeking mercy for themselves and all believing men and women. Such is (also) the resulting benefit of sending salaat upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم that has been explained clearly in the texts.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah’s Mercy be upon him) said in commenting on the title hadeeth, “There are two possibilities: the first possibility is what was extracted by Shaykhil-Islam, that the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم specified a du’a that was (only) for him. The second being: that the intention is to include the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in every du’a that you make. Otherwise, (it is known that) if a person takes the apparent meaning of the hadeeth, then he should not merely say, “O Allah forgive me”, or “O Allah have mercy on me”, and should not say, “O Allah, give me sustenance”. Rather, it should be, “O Allah, send peace and blessings upon Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم”, and this would suffice in having his needs fulfilled. This is contrary to what the Shari’ah brought, as we similarly find people are asked to make du’a for themselves in sujood, and when sitting in between the sujood, and in the opening du’a of any other acts that are narrated. This carries the concern either the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم knew (and wanted to teach) a particular du’a in which du’a for the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was itself due; or the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم wanted to include himself in the Companion’s du’a inasmuch as to say (“my du’a” means): Whenever I make du’a for myself, I make du’a for you (too).

The first position is supported, and is intended to dignify the question by seeking to make all of his du’a in a particular way by including the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in it, as occurs in some narrations (e.g. the wording of ‘salawat Ibraheemiyyah’). Mullah Ali Al-Qari said in his ‘Mirqatil Mafatih’ that, “…narrations from similar hadeeth are many, and from a narration is, ‘In my prayers in the night, I send abundant salaat upon you, so from this how much of my du’a is due for you’ – this refers to “in lieu of my supplication at night.”

The saying of ‘Ubayy: “so how much (from my dua) should I send salaat upon you?” indicates the meaning, “from the du’a that I make for myself”. And Al-Mundhiri said in his Targheeb that it means to, “make du’a abundantly”. About the part, “how much (from my du’a) should I send salaat upon you? His صلى الله عليه وسلم reply, “However much you want” means to determine an amount of your own estimation”. The Companion’s saying, “I’ll make all of my salaat upon you (in my dua)” means that, “I will invoke salawat upon you with all the du’a I make for myself”.

And in the last explanation, indeed this is what is sought from our du’a. If someone makes time in his du’a for sending salawat and praise upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, then his concerns will be addressed and his wishes in the dunya and akhirah will be fulfilled by Allah. And when someone sends salawat upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم ten times, Allah will send salawat upon him a hundred times. And if someone makes du’a to Allah for a fellow believer, the Angels respond with, “Ameen, and for you too”. So making du’a for ourselves by sending salawat upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم is a greater priority and favour for ourselves.

In ‘Tuhfat Al-Ahwadhi’, it mentions there are many renderings of the original hadeeth in discussion. Some of which contain the phrase, “Verily I pray (i.e. make du’a) at night” is interchanged for, “many (of my du’a) are made for you.” Therefore, the saying, “so how much (from my du’a) should I send salaat upon you?” is changed to “my prayer (i.e. du’a) at night (time).” The Shari’ah has specified the times and places where some of the du’a and adhkar are supposed to be made; therefore it is preferable to dedicate time during the night to send abundant salawat upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم – and leaving or missing out on this opportunity is akin to forfeiting a huge amount of good – thus we should become accustomed to performing it and encouraging others to do likewise.

Sending salawat upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم is an inherent form of ibadah and integral to a Muslim’s life. It is a means towards success and a way of being granted our wishes and being kept away from harm. Ibn Al-Qayyim wrote a unique and a valuable lengthy work entitled ‘Jala’ al-Afham fi Salatu wasalam ‘ala Khayril-Anam’ dedicated to to the topic on the merits of salawat upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, times when salawat is beneficial and what exactly are the benefits achieved through them etc. He also included insightful statements of our righteous predecessors whom used to frequently enact the salawat and be persistent in it.

And in summary, every Muslim yearns to increase in his perpetual love towards the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, and indeed to draw near to him with his speech and action – hoping for his companionship in the Hereafter. Such was also the desire of the Companions, and it is earnestly reported from Abu ‘Umamah رضي الله عنه that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said the following words of comfort:

فمن كان أكثرهم عليَّ صلاةً كان أقربهم مِنِّي منزلةً

“…and whoever sends abundant salat upon me, will draw closer to me.” [5]

REFERENCES:

[1] Tirmidhi, 2457 who said it was hasan saheeh. Ibn Hajar said it was hasan in his ‘Muwafaqatil al-Khabaril khabar’, 2/340 and ‘Fath al-Bari’, 11/172; Al-Bayhaqi said the hadeeth had (other) witnesses and evidence in support of it (‘Shu’b al-Iman’, 2/686); Al-Albani said it was hasan in his checking of Tirmidhi, and also graded it as hasan saheeh in his ‘Saheeh at-Targheeb’, 1670

[2] Saheeh Muslim, 1078

[3] Abi Daw’ud, 1533 – Dhahabi said the chain was ‘upright and reconciled’ in ‘Al-Mahdhab’, 2/600; graded as hasan by Ibn al-Arabi in ‘Aaridatil Ahwadhi’, 1/147; and saheeh by Al-Albani in his checking of Abi Daw’ud

[4] Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah, 8512 – graded as hasan by Al-Haythami in ‘Majma az-Zawa’id’, 10/163; Ibn Muflih in ‘Aadaab al-Shariyyah’, 1/173 and other; Al-Albani said it was hasan saheeh in ‘Saheeh at-Targheeb’, 1670

[5] Bayhaqi, 3/249 and others. Graded as hasan by Al-Sakhawi in ‘al-Qawl al-Badi’, 233; al-Ajluni in ‘Kashaf al-Khafa’, 1/190; al-Mundhiri in his ‘Targheeb’, 2/404; Shawkani in his ‘Tuhfat al-Dhakireen’ 57. Ibn Hajar said the isanad was without problem in his ‘Fath al-Bari’, 11/172; al-Albani said it was hasan li-ghayrih in his ‘Saheeh Targheeb’, 1673. In his ‘Majmu’ (1/237), Ibn Taymiyyah said it was a very well-known narration

Adapted from: http://fatwa.islamweb.net

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Aryan Ali
1 year ago

fasting is apart of Islam like the prayer and zakah it makes ones realize through onesown experiencehow it feels to be hungry
and thirsty and thus to gain true feels to be hungry and thirsty and thus to gain true appreciation of the needs of the poor https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Afan Ahmed
1 year ago

fasting is apart of Islam like the prayer and zakah it makes ones realize through onesown experiencehow it feels to be hungry
and thirsty and thus to gain true feels to be hungry and thirsty and thus to gain true appreciation of the needs of the poor https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Cenk Arafat
1 year ago

when there are sudden severe circumstances Muslims also are allowed to break their fast https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Dildar Chanda
1 year ago

The legal Ruqyah protects from an Evil that descends from the sky and from an Evil which ascends to and from an Evil on the Earth. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/treatment-for-sihr-magic-of-separation-.html

Arshad Aabid
1 year ago

during alruqya touching women isn’t permissible except for those who are from their relatives. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Aryan Faris
1 year ago

It is necessary for AMuslim to avoid sameful acts the value of fasting https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Kaleem Changez
1 year ago

The prophet [PBUH[ said, :take Sahoor for surely there is ablessing inSahoor https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Khaled Aamir
1 year ago

significance of deliberation of the Exorcist and the sick one for the texts of the Exorcism, Imean the Exorcist shouldn’t say precipitately with their meanings and doesn’t speculate them. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Abdulla Ahmed
1 year ago

tion some verse of the Holy Quran necessitate to do the ablution at any time of the day. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Basel Faraz
1 year ago

because it has combined between the good calls and the prophetic tradition so we can’t do without. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Adyan Kabeer
1 year ago

Amuslim should begin his fast from the dawn the the following day when it is confirmed that the new of Ramadan has been sighted https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Daman Khizar
1 year ago

remembering him that all what happened to him is an act of Allah and Allah isn’t unaware of what people do. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Bilawel Demir
1 year ago

Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة” https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/treatment-for-sihr-magic-of-separation-.html

Duaa Abaan
1 year ago

fasting is compulsory for all adult Muslims throughout the month of ramadn https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Dayyan Fateh
1 year ago

It’s permissible for the Exorcist gathering between both, the Quranic verses and the prophetic narratives . Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة” ”
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Arab Farhad
1 year ago

because Islam has urged us to make the Exorcism for every muslim wether a male or a female the sticking with it has become significant affair. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/treatment-for-sihr-magic-of-separation-.html

Cale Aaqib
1 year ago

the legal Ruqyah [Exorcism} requires invoking the devotion of both during the Exorcism so the heart attaches with great ability of Allah be He Exalted and Glorified and perfection of seeking refuge with Him. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Azaan Baris
1 year ago

Ask the prayers to call for the patient at the six specific times to supplicate for Allah to heal him sooner not later. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/treatment-for-sihr-magic-of-separation-.html

Khan Burak
1 year ago

the legal Ruqyah [Exorcism} requires invoking the devotion of both during the Exorcism so the heart attaches with great ability of Allah be He Exalted and Glorified and perfection of seeking refuge with Him. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/treatment-for-sihr-magic-of-separation-.html

Darim Bader
1 year ago

during alruqya touching women isn’t permissible except for those who are from their relatives. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/treatment-for-sihr-magic-of-separation-.html

Darim Deen
11 months ago

May Allah Bless you with Success Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة” https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/treatment-for-sihr-magic-of-separation-.html

Faraz Farhan
11 months ago

The legal Ruqyah protects from an Evil that descends from the sky and from an Evil which ascends to and from an Evil on the Earth. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/treatment-for-sihr-magic-of-separation-.html

Daniyal Arham
11 months ago

backing to the above comment the patient and his or her relatives should forbear with lovely patience and during this period . Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Kareem Fuzail
11 months ago
Aayan Abu-Tura
11 months ago

because it has combined between the good calls and the prophetic tradition so we can’t do without. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/treatment-for-sihr-magic-of-separation-.html

Cyrus Fida
11 months ago

accellrating the break fast has blessing because the Muslim follow the sunnah of the prophet [PBUH[ https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Khwaja Aaron
11 months ago

The Exorcism might continue for a week and may be less than that or more according to the patient’s condition and the degree of his response, Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/treatment-for-sihr-magic-of-separation-.html

Chughtai Faheem
10 months ago

The legal Ruqyah protects from an Evil that descends from the sky and from an Evil which ascends to and from an Evil on the Earth. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/treatment-for-sihr-magic-of-separation-.html

Chambeli Adil
10 months ago

The legal Ruqyah protects from an Evil that descends from the sky and from an Evil which ascends to and from an Evil on the Earth. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/treatment-for-sihr-magic-of-separation-.html

Kabeer Changez
10 months ago

because Islam has urged us to make the Exorcism for every muslim wether a male or a female the sticking with it has become significant affair. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/treatment-for-sihr-magic-of-separation-.html

Ahil Basharat
10 months ago

It is necessary for AMuslim to avoid sameful acts the value of fasting https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Diyan Adyan
10 months ago

when begin breaking fast you says :the thirst has gone ,the veins are moistened and the reward is confirmed If Allah wills https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Kabeer Furqan
10 months ago

because it has combined between the good calls and the prophetic tradition so we can’t do without. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/treatment-for-sihr-magic-of-separation-.html

Azhaan Kabir
10 months ago

Iseek refuge by all the words of Allah from what He has created. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Ali Aman
10 months ago

Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Arif Kamil
10 months ago

Those who break their fast for avalid reason or some severe circumstances should fast an equal number missed fasts another days after Ramadan https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Dilshad Buraq
10 months ago

I seek refuge by Allah The Most Gracious and by the absolute words of Allah which don’t exceeds

them a dutiful neither alibertine. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Aabid Babu
9 months ago

Iseek refuge by all the words of Allah from what He has created. Protect your self by your self by “Quranic recitation over patient الرُّقْيَة”
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Dalma Ammar
9 months ago

fasting is compulsory for all adult Muslims throughout the month of ramadn https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Balaj Darek
9 months ago

fasting is ashield as Allah messenger said ,this means when we fsat we shouldnot use foul or foolish talk https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html

Farooq Khuzaima
3 months ago

having any other heavy meal after the Maghrfib prayer .”https://www.eaalim.com/download/index.php/blog/entry/fasting-on-hot-days-2.html”

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