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حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ

Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us).”

–Surah Al ‘Imran (3:173)

In the event of fear and anxiety one should seek the help of Allah and frequently recite this ayah of the glorious Qur’an “Hasbunallahu wa Ni’mal Wakeel” “Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us).” (3:173).

 

Ibn ‘Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) said: When (Prophet) Ibraheem(عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) was thrown into the fire, he said: “Allah (Alone) is sufficient for us, and, He is the Best Disposer of affairs.” So did Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (ﷺ), when he was told: “A great army of the pagans had gathered against him, so fear them”. But this (warning) only increased him and the Muslims in Faith and they said: “Allah (Alone) is sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)”. [Al-Bukhari].


Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah said, “How can I feel at ease when the Angel of the Trumpet, (Israfil) has put his lips to the Trumpet and is waiting for the order to blow it”. He (the Prophet) perceived as if this had shocked his Companions, so he told them to seek comfort through reciting: ‘Hasbunallahu wa Ni’mal-Wakeel [Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)]“. (For Arabic Text, read Hadeeth No. 409 here )


If you ask them: “Who created the heavens and the earth?” they will surely answer: “Allah.” Tell them: “What do you think, then, of the deities whom you call upon instead of Allah? If Allah should will that an affliction befall me, will those deities remove the harm inflicted by Him? Or if Allah should will that I receive (His) Mercy, will they be able to withhold His Mercy from me?” Say: “Allah is sufficient for me; those who have to put their trust, let them put their trust in Him. (Surah Az Zumar: 38)

A true Muslim understands very well that Allah alone is the Bestower and Withholder of Mercy, and He alone is the Remover of Harm and Affliction. Reciting Hasbunallahu Wa Nimal Wakeel provides the healing touch that is very much necessary in one’s life.

By putting one’s complete Trust in Allah, by leaving matters unto Him, by seeking only His grace and mercy, by accepting His decree, by submitting to His Will – a Muslim can equip oneself to face the challenges of life.


When you say Allahu Akbar, Subhan Allah, Al hamdulillah, La ilaha ila Allah, you are glorifying your Lord.

“Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying). I will remember you.” Quran(2:152)
“And remember Allah much, that you may be successful.” Quran(62:10)


Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “The uttering of the words: “Subhan-Allah (Allah is free from imperfection), Al-hamdu lillah (all praise is due to Allah), La ilaha illallah (there is no true god except Allah) and Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest)’ is dearer to me than anything over which the sun rises.”Muslim


There is a hadith which say:  “Whoever glorifies Allaah (says Subhaan Allaah) thirty-three times immediately after each prayer, and praises Allaah (says Al-hamdu Lillaah) thirty-three times, and magnifies Allaah (says Allaahu akbar) thirty-three times, this makes ninety-nine, then to complete one hundred says Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer (There is no god except Allaah Alone, with no partner, His is the power and His is the praise, and He is Able to do all things) – his sins will be forgiven even if they are like the foam of the sea.” (Reported by Muslim, 939).


ref: http://www.assimalhakeem.net/what-are-the-benefits-of-saying-the-below-statements-1allah-hu-akbar-2-sub-han-allah-3-allah-hu-akbar-4-la-ilaha-illaah/


Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Allah says, “If My slave intends to do a bad deed then (O Angels) do not write it unless he does it; if he does it, then write it as it is, but if he refrains from doing it for My Sake, then write it as a good deed (in his account). (On the other hand) if he intends to go a good deed, but does not do it, then write a good deed (in his account), and if he does it, then write it for him (in his account) as ten good deeds up to seven-hundred times.’ “

 حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا الْمُغِيرَةُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ، عَنْ أَبِي الزِّنَادِ، عَنِ الأَعْرَجِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ يَقُولُ اللَّهُ إِذَا أَرَادَ عَبْدِي أَنْ يَعْمَلَ سَيِّئَةً فَلاَ تَكْتُبُوهَا عَلَيْهِ حَتَّى يَعْمَلَهَا، فَإِنْ عَمِلَهَا فَاكْتُبُوهَا بِمِثْلِهَا وَإِنْ تَرَكَهَا مِنْ أَجْلِي فَاكْتُبُوهَا لَهُ حَسَنَةً وَإِذَا أَرَادَ أَنْ يَعْمَلَ حَسَنَةً فَلَمْ يَعْمَلْهَا فَاكْتُبُوهَا لَهُ حَسَنَةً، فَإِنْ عَمِلَهَا فَاكْتُبُوهَا لَهُ بِعَشْرِ أَمْثَالِهَا إِلَى سَبْعِمِائَةٍ ‏”‏‏.‏
Reference  : Sahih al-Bukhari 7501
In-book reference  : Book 97, Hadith 126
USC-MSA web (English) reference  : Vol. 9, Book 93, Hadith 592
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The rewards of reciting the Quran are many. 

An authentic hadith in At-Tirmithee states:  Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said

Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter.” So increase your recitation of the Qur’an to gain these merits, and to gain the following merit as well.

Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2910; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi, 2327


In another hadeeth, ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, relates that the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said:

“Verily the one who recites the Qur’an beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have TWICE that reward.”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]


Shawwal Fasting

In one of the hadiths, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:

“Whoever fasts Ramadan and follows it with six days from Shawwal it is as if they fasted the entire year.” (Muslim)

 

In another hadith, Prophet (PBUH) said:

“Whoever fasts Ramadan and then six days after Eid, it is an entire year. Whoever does a good deed shall have ten times its reward.” (Ibn Majah)

 

Related Questions & Answers:

Q: Is it obligatory to fast the six days of Shawwal consecutively, or one may fast them separately during the month?
A: You can start fasting six days of Shawwal from the second day of Shawwal, because it is haram to fast on the day of ‘Eid. You can fast the six days at any time during Shawwal, although the best of good deeds are those which are done soonest.

Observing Sawm (Fast) on six days of Shawwal is a stressed Sunnah reported from the Messenger of Allah (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم). It is permissible to observe Sawm on these days either consecutively or separately. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) generally urged us to observe Sawm during six days of Shawwal, but he did not specify either consecutively or separately. He (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم) said: Anyone who fasts Ramadan and then follows it with six days of Shawwal it is as if they fasted the whole year.

(Related by Imam Muslim in his Sahih [Authentic Hadith Book])


“Whatever is with you, will be exhausted, and whatever is with Allah (of good deeds) will remain.”

[Qur’an – Surah Al-Nahl 16:96]


Allah’s Messenger [صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم] said:

“When a man dies, his good deeds come to an end except three:

  • ongoing charity,
  • beneficial knowledge and
  • righteous offspring who will pray for him.”

[SahihMuslim: 3084]


Narrated Abu Hurairah [رضی اللّٰہُ عنہ]:

Allah’s Messenger [صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم] said:

“The good deeds that will reach a believer after his death are: knowledge which he learned and then spread; a righteous son whom he leaves behind; a copy of the Qur’an that he leaves as a legacy; a mosque that he built; a house that he built for wayfarers; a canal that he dug; or charity that he gave during his lifetime when he was in good health. These deeds will reach him after his death.”

[Ibn Majah: 224]

 


Narrated Al-Mughira:

The Prophet (SAW) said, “Allah has forbidden you ( 1 ) to be undutiful to your mothers (2) to withhold (what you should give) or (3) demand (what you do not deserve), and (4) to bury your daughters alive.

 

And Allah has disliked that (A) you talk too much about others ( B), ask too many questions (in religion), or (C) waste your property.”

Reference  : Sahih al-Bukhari 5975
In-book reference  : Book 78, Hadith 6
USC-MSA web (English) reference  : Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 6

Narrated Ibn `Umar:

Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, “While three persons were traveling, they were overtaken by rain and they took shelter in a cave in a mountain. A big rock fell from the mountain over the mouth of the cave and blocked it. They said to each other. ‘Think of such good (righteous) deeds which, you did for Allah’s sake only, and invoke Allah by giving reference to those deeds so that Allah may relieve you from your difficulty. one of them said, ‘O Allah! I had my parents who were very old and I had small children for whose sake I used to work as a shepherd. When I returned to them at night and milked (the sheep), I used to start giving the milk to my parents first before giving to my children. And one day I went far away in search of a grazing place (for my sheep), and didn’t return home till late at night and found that my parents had slept. I milked (my livestock) as usual and brought the milk vessel and stood at their heads, and I disliked to wake them up from their sleep, and I also disliked to give the milk to my children before my parents though my children were crying (from hunger) at my feet. So this state of mine and theirs continued till the day dawned. (O Allah!) If you considered that I had done that only for seeking Your pleasure, then please let there be an opening through which we can see the sky.’ So Allah made for them an opening through which they could see the sky. Then the second person said, ‘O Allah! I had a she-cousin whom I loved as much as a passionate man love a woman. I tried to seduce her but she refused till I paid her one-hundred Dinars So I worked hard till I collected one hundred Dinars and went to her with that But when I sat in between her legs (to have sexual intercourse with her), she said, ‘O Allah’s slave! Be afraid of Allah ! Do not deflower me except legally (by marriage contract). So I left her O Allah! If you considered that I had done that only for seeking Your pleasure then please let the rock move a little to have a (wider) opening.’ So Allah shifted that rock to make the opening wider for them. And the last (third) person said ‘O Allah ! I employed a laborer for wages equal to a Faraq (a certain measure: of rice, and when he had finished his job he demanded his wages, but when I presented his due to him, he gave it up and refused to take it. Then I kept on sowing that rice for him (several times) till managed to buy with the price of the yield, some cows and their shepherd Later on the laborer came to me an said. ‘(O Allah’s slave!) Be afraid o Allah, and do not be unjust to me an give me my due.’ I said (to him). ‘Go and take those cows and their shepherd. So he took them and went away. (So, O Allah!) If You considered that I had done that for seeking Your pleasure, then please remove the remaining part of the rock.’ And so Allah released them (from their difficulty).

 

Reference  : Sahih al-Bukhari 5974
In-book reference  : Book 78, Hadith 5
USC-MSA web (English) reference  : Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 5

Narrated Al-Walid bin ‘Aizar:

I heard Abi `Amr ‘Ash-Shaibani saying, “The owner of this house.” he pointed to `Abdullah’s house, “said, ‘I asked the Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) ‘Which deed is loved most by Allah?” He replied, ‘To offer prayers at their early (very first) stated times.’ ” `Abdullah asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, “To be good and dutiful to one’s parents,” `Abdullah asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” The Prophet said, To participate in Jihad for Allah’s Cause.” `Abdullah added, “The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) narrated to me these three things, and if I had asked more, he would have told me more.”

Reference  : Sahih al-Bukhari 5970
In-book reference  : Book 78, Hadith 1
USC-MSA web (English) reference  : Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 1

Narrated Abu Huraira:

A man came to Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) and said, “O Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam)! Who is more entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?” The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, “Your mother.” The man said. “Who is next?” The Prophet said, “Your mother.” The man further said, “Who is next?” The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, “Your mother.” The man asked for the fourth time, “Who is next?” The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, “Your father. “

Reference  : Sahih al-Bukhari 5971
In-book reference  : Book 78, Hadith 2
USC-MSA web (English) reference  : Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 2

Narrated `Abdullah bin `Amr:

A man said to the Prophet, “Shall I participate in Jihad?” The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, “Are your parents living?” The man said, “Yes.” the Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, “Do Jihad for their benefit.”

Reference  : Sahih al-Bukhari 5972
In-book reference  : Book 78, Hadith 3
USC-MSA web (English) reference  : Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 3

Narrated `Abdullah bin `Amr:

Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said. “It is one of the greatest sins that a man should curse his parents.” It was asked (by the people), “O Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam)! How does a man curse his parents?” The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, “‘The man abuses the father of another man and the latter abuses the father of the former and abuses his mother.”

Reference  : Sahih al-Bukhari 5973
In-book reference  : Book 78, Hadith 4
USC-MSA web (English) reference  : Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 4

Abu Usaid Malik ibne-RabT’ah As-Sa’idT Radiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that while we were with Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam, a man from Bani Salamah came and said: O Rasulallah!

Is there any kindness left that I can do for my parents, after their death? He said: Yes! By supplicating for them, asking for forgiveness for them, carrying out their final instructions after their death, joining ties of relationship which are dependant on them and honouring their friends.

(Abu Dawud)


Malik or Ibne-Malik Radiyallahu ‘anhuma narrates: I heard Nabi Saliallahu ‘alaihi wasallam saying:

He who has his parents or one of them alive and did not treat them well will enter Fire, and Allah will remove His Mercy from him. And any Muslim who sets free a Muslim slave is liberated from the Fire.
(Abu Ya’la. Musnad Ahmad, Tabarani, Targhib)