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Remembrance of Allah at Both Ends of the Day

 

 

Remembrance of Allah at Both Ends of the Day (16)
Allah The Exalted said:
  • <<O you who believe! Remember Allah, with much remembrance; And glorify Him morning and 'Aseela>> (20).

  • <<And do bring Thy Lord to remembrance in your soul, with humility, and remember without loudness in words, in the morning and 'Asăl and be not of those who are unheedful>> (21).

  • <<And sabbih(22) in praise of Your Lord in the evening and in the morning>> (23).

  • <<And sabbih in praise of Your lord, before the rising of the sun and before the setting>> (24).

  • <<Send not away those who call on their Lord in the morning and the evening>> (25).

  • <<He told them by signs to make Tasbeeh in the morning and in the evening>> (26).

  • <<And of the night also make Tasbeeh of Your Lord and at the setting of the stars>> (27).

  • <<So subhana 'allahi when you reach eventide and when you rise in the morning>> (28).

  • <<And establish [regular] prayers at the two ends of the day and Zulufan(29) of the night.>>

The Prophet said: "Whoever would say as he enters upon morning and as he enters upon evening:

Subhăna 'allăhi wa bihamdihi(30) 100 times, no one would arrive on the Day of Resurrection with better than what he arrived with, except for a person who said the same, or more(31)."
Footnotes

(20) 'Aseela refers to the time after 'Asr and before Maghrib. Surah 'Al-Ahzăb (#33) Vs. 41-42

(21) Surat Al-'A`răf (#7) V.205.

(22) Sabbih is a command to make tasbeeh which means to say suhhăna 'allăh see footnote 8.

(23) Surat Ghafir (#40) V-55

(24) Surat Qăf (#50) V.39

(25) Surat 'Al-'An`ăm (#6) V.52

(26) Surat Maryam (#19) V.11.

(27) The setting of the stars: the glorious hour of early dawn. Surat At-Toor (#52) V.49.

(28) Surat 'Ar-Room (#30) V.17.

(29) Zulufan is the plural for Zulfah which is a portion of the night, thus referring to the Maghrib and `Ishă' prayers. Surat Hood (#11) V.114.

(30) I honor Allah from all things unsuitable to Him and [I am] in celebration of his Praise.

(31) Or more: of utterances like Lă 'ilăha 'illa 'allăh and other legislated sayings. He should not bind such sayings by any number that has not be legislated.

Reporters

Reported by Muslim. Al-Albăni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #16.

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Remembrance of Allah at Both Ends of the Day (17)
The Prophet used to say as he would enter upon evening: "'Amsaynă wa 'amsal-mulku lil-lăhi, wal-hamdu lil-lăhi, lă 'ilăha 'illa 'allăhu wahdahu lă shareeka lahu, lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu, wahuwa `ală kulli shay'in qadeerun, rabbi 'as'aluka khayra mă fee hăthihil-laylati, wa khayra mă ba`daha, wa 'a`outhu bika min sharri mă fee hăthihil laylati, wa sharri mă ba`daha, rabbi 'a`outhu bika min 'al kasali wa soo'il kibari, rabbi 'a`outhu bika min `athăbin fin-nări, wa `athăbin fil-qabri(32)
When he would enter upon morning he would say that also: "Asbahnă wa Asbahal mulku lil-lăhi...(33)
Footnotes

(32) We have entered upon night, the Kingdom has passed unto Allah this night, and All praise be to Allah. There is no 'ilăh except Allah alone, no partner does He have. His is The Kingdom and to Him is All Praise, and He is well able to do everything, My Lord I ask you the good of what is in this night and the good of what follows it, and solicit Thy protection against the evil of this night and the evil of what follows it. O Allah! I seek Thy protection against laziness and the wretchedness of old-age. I seek Thy protection against the torment in Hell and the torment in the grave.

(33) We have entered upon morning, and the Kingdom has passed unto Allah this morning ... Note: The Kingdom passes unto Allah Night after Morning, and Morning after Night, day after day after day. Meaning that it is always Allah's.

Reporters

Reported by Muslim. Al-Albăni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #17.

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Remembrance of Allah at Both Ends of the Day (18)
Abdullah bin Khubayb said: we went out on a rainy and very dark night, seeking the Prophet to pray for us, then we found him, and he said: "Qul (say)". So I said nothing, then he said: So I said nothing, then he said: "Qul." I said: O' Messenger of Allah! What should I say? He said "Qul huwal-lăhu 'ahad" and the Mu`awwathatayn(34) when you enter upon evening time and when you enter upon morning time, three times, He [Allah] will protect you from everything".
Footnotes

(34) Qul huwal-lăhu 'ahad and the Mu`aw-wathatayn are the last three suwar (plural for surah) of the Qur'ăn. Refer to a translation of the meaning of the Qur'ăn for an explanation of these suwar.

Reporters

Reported by Abu Dawood, An-Nisă'ee, and At-Tirmithi who said it was comely-sound. Al-Albăni agreed with him, said it was of good ascription and included it in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #18.

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Remembrance of Allah at Both Ends of the Day (19)
The Prophet used to teach his companions, saying: "As anyone of you enters upon morning let him say: 'Allăhumma bika 'asbahnă, wa bika 'amsaynă, wa bika nahyă, wa bika namuto, wa 'ilayka 'an-nushooru(35)
; and when he enters upon evening let him say: 'Allăhumma bika 'amsaynă,wabika 'asbahna wa bika nahyă, wa bika namuto, wa 'ilayka 'al maseeru(36)
Footnotes

(35) O' my Allah, by You we entered upon morning, by You we entered upon evening., by You we live, by You we die, and to You is the resurrection.

(36) O' my Allah, by You we entered upon evening, by You we entered upon morning, by You we live, by You we die, and to You is the destiny.

Reporters

Reported by At-Tirmithi and he said it was comely-sound. Al-Albăni agreed but he said that the addition of what to say at night was sound, yet reported by Ibn Măjah not At-Tirmithi. Al-Albăni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #19.

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Remembrance of Allah at Both Ends of the Day (20)
It is reported of the Prophet that he said: "The master of invocations for forgiveness is: 'Allăhumma 'anta rabbee, lă 'ilăha 'illă 'anta, khalaqtanee, wa 'ană `abduka, wa 'ană `ală `ahdika wa wa`dika mastata`tu, 'a`outhu bika min sharri ma sana`tu, 'aboo'u laka bini`matika 'alayya, wa 'aboo'u bithambee, faghfirlee fa'innahu lă yaghfiru 'aththunooba 'illă 'anta(37).
Whoever says this as he enters upon evening, then, dies that night, he would enter Paradise; and if one says this as he enters upon morning, then, dies that day, he would enter Paradise".
Footnotes

(35) O' my 'ilăh You are my Lord, there is no 'ilăh but You. You created me, and I am your bondservant, and I will stick to my covenant and promise [of faith and sincere obedience] to You, as to my ability. I seek refuge in You from the evil of what I have done, I acknowledge, to You, your bounties upon me, and I acknowledge, to You, my sin. Thus forgive me, for none forgives sins except You.

Reporters

Reported by Al-Bukhări. Al-Albăni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #20.

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Remembrance of Allah at Both Ends of the Day (21)
Abu Bakr Assiddeek said: The Messenger of Allah said: "Say in the morning and in the evening: 'Allăhumma `ălim 'al-ghaybi wash-shahădeti, fatiras-samăwăti wal 'ardhi, rabba kulli shay'in wa maleekahu, 'ashhadu 'an lă 'ilăha 'illă 'anta, 'a`outhu bika min sharri nafsee, wa sharrish-shaytăni wa shirkihi(38)
and in one narration the following addition: [wa 'an 'aqtarifa `ală nafsee soo'an, 'aw 'ajurrahu 'ilă muslimin] (39)
say it in the morning, and in the evening, and when you take to your bed".
Footnotes

(38) O' my 'ilăh Knower of the hidden, and the visible; Creator of the Heavens and the Earth; Sustainer, and Master of everything; I testify that there is no 'ilăh save Thee, and I seek Thy protection from the evil of my self, and the evil of the shaytăn and his association [with Thee]. Note: this can be a reference to the association, as being his; or a reference to his instigation of association with Allah.

(39) And [I also seek refuge in You] that I bring harm upon myself, or drag it upon another Muslim.

Reporters

Reported by At-Tirmithi who said it was comely-sound. Al-Albăni agreed, and included it in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #21.

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Remembrance of Allah at Both Ends of the Day (22)
The Messenger of Allah said: "There is not a bondservant(40) who recites in the morning of every day, and in the evening of every night: Bismil-lăhil-lathee lă yadhurru ma`a 'issmihi shay'un fil 'ardhi wa lă fissamă'i wa huwa 'as-samee`ul-`aleemu(41) three times,
except that nothing would harm him".
Footnotes

(40) The word `abd seems closest in meaning to the English word bondservant which means: A slave or a serf. A serf is 1. A slave... bound to the land and owned by a lord. 2. A person in servitude - source: American Heritage Dictionary, second college edition. When used in Arabic it could mean a human, a slave, or a worshipper of Allah, to name a few. Throughout this book we have used the words bondservant, and bondsman for the Arabic word 'Abd, and bondwoman for the Arabic word 'Amah.

(41) In the name of Allah with Whose name nothing in the Earth, nor in the Heavens can cause harm, and He is The Hearer, The Well-Knower.

Reporters

Reported by At-Tirmithi by way of Abdillah bin Amru and said it was comely, and by way of Abi Hurayrata, excluding the last phrase that tells when to say the supplication, and he said it was comely-sound. Al-Albăni said that even the first one was sound according to his conditions, and included in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #22.

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Remembrance of Allah at Both Ends of the Day (23)
The Prophet did not use to neglect saying these supplications as he would enter upon morning and evening: "'Allăhumma 'innee 'as'aluka 'al-`ăfiyata fid-dunyă wal 'ăkhirati, 'allăhumma 'as'aluka 'al-`afwa wal `ăfiyata fee deenee wa dunyăya, wa 'ahlee wa mălee, 'allăhumma 'ustur `awrătee, wa 'ămin raw`ătee, 'allăhumma 'ihfathnee min bayni yadeyya wa min khalfee, wa `an yameenee, wa `an shimălee, wa min fawqee, wa 'a`outhu bi `athamatica 'an 'ughtala min tahtee(42)
Footnotes

(42) O' my 'ilăh I ask You wellness in this world and the hereafter, O' my 'ilăh I ask You pardon and wellness in my faith, my world, my family, and my property. O' my 'ilăh cover my shames, and make my frights peaceful. O' my 'ilăh guard me from between my hands, from behind me, to my right, to my left, from above me, and I seek refuge in your Magnificence that I be swallowed from beneath me.[27]

Reporters

Reported by Abu Dawood, An-Nisă'ee, Ibn Măjah, and Al-Hăkim who said it was sound. Al-Albăni said that At-Thahabi agreed with with Al-Hăkim, and he does as well, and he included it in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #23.

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