Thursday, December 21, 2006

Ahadith 4 - Invocation / Before Sleep

Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam 'ala Rasulillah
(In the name of Allah, and all praises be to Allah, and Peace be upon the Messenger of Allah.)

As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu
(May Peace be upon you with His Rahmat, and with His blessings.)

1. [sahih_hadith] Invocation
Narrated by Anas (Radhiallaho anho):

Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam)said, "For every prophet there is an invocation that surely will be responded by Allah," (or said), "For every prophet there was an invocation with which he appealed to Allah, and his invocation was accepted (in his lifetime), but I kept my (this special) invocation to intercede for my followers on the Day of Resurrection."

Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 : No. 317B

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2. [sahih_hadith] What to say on going to bed
Narrated by Hudhaifa (Radhiallaho anha):

When Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam) went to bed, he would say: "Bismika amutu wa ahya. (With Your name, O Allah, I die and I live)" and when he got up he would say: "Al-hamdu lillahil-ladhi ahyana ba'da ma amatana wa ilaihin-nushur." (All the Praises are for Allah Who has made us alive after He made us die (sleep) and unto Him is the Resurrection)

Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 : No. 324

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3. [sahih_hadith] Saying Takbir and Tasbih on going to bed
Narrated by Ali (Radhiallaho anho):

Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam) came to us when we had gone to our beds. When I was going to get up, he said, "Stay in your places," and sat between us, till I felt the coolness of the feet on my chest. The Prophet then said, "Shall I not tell you of a thing which is better for you than a servant? When you (both) go to your beds, say 'Allahu Akbar' thirty-four times, and 'SubhaanAllah' thirty-three times, 'Alhamdulillah' thirty-three times, for that is better for you than a servant." Ibn Sirin said, "SubhaanAllah' (is to be said for) thirty-four times."

Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 : No. 330

Translation:
Allahu Akbar - Allah (The Creator) is the Greatest
SubhaanAllah - Glory Be to Allah (The Creator)
Alhamdulillah - Praise Be to Allah

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4. [sahih_hadith] The invocation of the Prophet
Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radhiallaho anho):

Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam)said, "By Allah! I ask for forgiveness from Allah and turn to Him in repentance more than seventy times a day."

Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 : No. 319

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5. [sahih_hadith] Invocation in the middle of the night
Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radhiallaho anho):

Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam) said " When it is the last third of the night, our Lord, the Blessed, the Superior, descends every night to the heaven of the world and says, 'Is there anyone who invokes Me (demand anything from Me), that I may respond to his invocation; is there anyone who asks Me for something that I may give (it to) him; is there anyone who asks My forgiveness that I may forgive him?' "

Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 : No. 333

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6. [sahih_hadith] Invocation after the prayer
Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radhiallaho anho):

The people said,"O Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam)! The rich people have got the highest degrees of prestige and the permanent pleasures (in this life and the life to come in the Hereafter)." He said, "How is that?" They said, "The rich pray as we pray, and strive in Allah's Cause as we do, and spend from their surplus wealth in charity, while we have no wealth (to spend likewise)." He said, "Shall I not tell you a thing, by doing which, you will catch up with those who are ahead of you and supersede those who will come after you; and nobody will be able to do such a good deed as you do except the one who does the same (deed as you do).
That deed is to recite 'Subhan Allah ten times, and 'Al-Hamdulillah ten times, and 'Allahu Akbar' ten times after every prayer.

Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 : No. 341

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7. [sahih_hadith] Appealing to Allah with determination

Narrated by Anas (Radhiallaho anho):

Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam) said, "When anyone of you appeal to Allah for something, he should ask with determination and should not say, 'O Allah, if You wish, give me,' for nobody can force Allah to do something against His Will."

Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 : No. 350

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The Prophet (PBUH) said "Pass on knowledge from me even if it is only one verse"

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