Al-Sirr al-Jalil fi Hasbunallah Wani'm al-Wakil
“In the name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful.”
Our teacher and cleric Sheikh Al-Imam Al-Alim Allamah the noble Sayyid Abul Hasan Ash-Shadzili, one of the children of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) has mentioned in the book Al-Ikhtishash minal fawaidi at-taraniyah wal khawwash.
Praise be to Allah, the One True God, and may He always bestow blessings and mercy upon our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his family, friends and followers throughout the ages.
It is mentioned that the Prophet said:
“If you are facing a very big matter, then say Hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil.”
It was narrated that Abdullah bin Yazid told from his father that the Messenger of Allah said:
“Whoever says ten sentences after the Fajr prayer, Allah will provide him with sufficiency and be pleased with him with five things in this world and five things in the Hereafter: enough for me is Allah, Who preserves my religion, enough for me is Allah, Who is able to solve my difficulties, enough for me is Allah, Who will solve anyone who abuses my heart, Enough for me is Allah Who will deal with whoever is jealous of me, enough for me is Allah Who is able to defend me from whoever plans evil for me, enough for me is Allah when I face death, enough for me is Allah when I am asked in the grave, enough for me is Allah when it is weighed, enough for me is Allah I am on the shirath, enough, for me is Allah who is no God but Him, only to Him I surrender and only to Him I return.” | In addition, Abdullah bin Amru bin Al-Ash (ra) said that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said:
“Whoever says the words hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil three times in the morning and three times in the evening, he will always be protected and secured from all evil, his shortcomings covered and his needs fulfilled by Allah as long as he does not commit major sins.” .
Hudhayfah Ibnul Yaman (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said:
“When a slave says the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil seven times, Allah says: “Indeed I will defend him and provide for all his needs, whether he speaks the truth or tells a lie.”
It should be noted that the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil has so many features and virtues that no one can count them except Allah. It is not necessary to look at the stars, the rising of the sun or the time of day, but all of them have been mentioned by Allah in His words. Whoever wants to use this phrase to achieve his goals and have his wishes granted, it is enough for him to say this phrase, and Allah will grant his wishes.
It should also be noted that no one can know the secrets contained in the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil, except someone who has been given knowledge of it by Allah. This is because the knowledge to know all the secrets of Allah that exist in the upper worlds and in the sacred worlds have all been erased. If they hear the truth and understand the science of tarigat, then they reveal it from a great distance and from behind an iron fortress. That is why all the secrets contained in the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil are never mentioned to anyone, because the pious know that this phrase is among the knowledge and secrets of Allah that will not be approached by anyone who wants to do harm. This phrase should not be held except by those who are pure. We will now explain the virtue of the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil.
I. THE SECRET OF THE PHRASE HASBUNALLAHU WANI’ MAL WAKIIL
AMONG THE VIRTUES OF THE PHRASE HASBUNALLAHU WANI’MAL WAKIIL
- To receive protection, help, sufficiency, love and wealth.
My brother, may Allah guide you to speak and do good, and may Allah keep you away from indifference and laziness. Whoever wants to make Allah his protector and helper in dealing with all the difficulties of his affairs and protect him from all the harassment of the servants of Allah, so that he always has protection, sufficiency and the love of others for him, then he should always say the phrase Hasbunallahu wani’mal wakil every morning and evening as many times as the number of letters contained in this sentence, which is four hundred and fifty times.
- For Allah to protect him and his possessions from the harm of all people.
Whoever says the phrase Hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil four hundred and fifty times every morning and night, then he says the phrase:
“So they returned with favors and bounties from Allah; they had not suffered any calamity.” (QS, Ali “Imran: 174)
six times, then say the sentence:
“They follow the pleasure of Allah. And Allah has great bounty.” (QS. Ali ‘Imran: 174)
Then Allah will protect him and his property from the harassment of all people, so that his property will not be lost, as well as Allah will protect him from all the harassment of others.
- To be a lucky person
Shaykh Abul Hasan Ash-Shadzili (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “You should always say the phrase Hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil four hundred and fifty times, so that you will be one of the lucky ones who will not feel the slightest fear or difficulty in facing any difficulties.”
- To solve difficulties
If you want to solve all your difficulties as soon as possible, then recite the phrase Hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil four hundred and fifty times, then say the phrase:
four hundred and fifty times.
And whoever practices the following recitation, then all his wishes will be granted and all his difficulties will be given a way out by Allah and everyone will love and honor him.
The way to recite it is to say the basmalah first, then recite the following words of Allah:
“(That is) those (who obey Allah and the Messenger) to whom some say: “Verily the people have gathered an army to attack you, so fear them”, so that word increases their faith and they say: “Sufficient is Allah to be our Helper and Allah is the best of protectors.” So they returned with (great) favor and bounty from Allah, they had not suffered any calamity, they followed the pleasure of Allah. And Allah has great bounty.” (QS.Ali Imran:173-174)
Then recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil fifty times. Then proceed to recite the following words of Allah:
“And if they intend to deceive you, then surely Allah is your refuge. It is He Who strengthens you with His help and with the believers, and Who unites their hearts (the believers). Even if you spent all that is in the earth, you could not unite their hearts, but Allah has united their hearts. Verily He is the Mighty, the Wise. O Prophet, Allah is a Protector for you and for the believers who follow you.” (QS. Al-Anfaal: 62-64)
three times, then recite the first word of Allah fifty times or one hundred times, then recite the word of Allah once more:
“And if they intend to deceive you, then surely Allah is your refuge. It is He Who strengthens you with His help and with the believers, and Who unites their hearts (the believers). Even if you spent all that is in the earth, you could not unite their hearts, but Allah has united their hearts. Verily, He is the Mighty, the Wise. O Prophet, Allah is a Protector for you and for the believers who follow you.” (QS. Al-Anfaal: 62-64)
Whoever practices it three times, every morning and evening, all his wishes will be granted by Allah, both worldly and worldly.
- In order to get in touch with the rulers and the big guys
Whoever wants to get in touch with rulers and great people, then recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil as we mentioned how to recite it above, three times in the morning and three times in the evening.
Anyone who always does these actions, then all his desires will be delivered by Allah in a short time.
- So that all wishes are easily granted
If he writes the following on a piece of paper and carries it wherever he goes, then all his wishes will be granted. The sentence is as follows:
- To facilitate obtaining glory, sufficiency, strength and compassion when facing difficulties.
Whoever wants to be granted honor, sufficiency, strength, and compassion in the face of adversity should repeat his ablution and offer two rak’ahs of Sunnah prayer for the sake of Allah, then recite the basmalah four hundred and fifty times, then recite the following words from Allah:
(Those (who obey Allah and the Messenger) to whom some say: “Verily the people have gathered an army to attack you, so fear them”, so that word increases their faith and they say: “Sufficient is Allah to be our Helper, and Allah is the best of protectors.” (QS. Ali ‘Imran: 173)
four hundred and fifty times, then recite the blessings of the Prophet four hundred and fifty times, then he should say the following phrase:
Four hundred and fifty times and every hundred times say the following sentence:
Then mention the wish, insha Allah it will be granted.
- To earn money the good way
Whoever wants to earn money in a good way should recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil every night four thousand five hundred times, then he should say the following phrase
He should recite this prayer three hundred and thirteen times, and he should do it repeatedly every night until his wish is fulfilled, because whoever continually asks Allah, Allah will not reject his wish. The du’a that he should recite is as follows:
Whoever recites the above supplication with good intentions and practices all his knowledge well, then the messenger in charge of serving the names of Allah will come and give him some money every morning and the money will already be on his head. You can also write the following wifig on a green piece of paper and carry it with you wherever you go, so that you may succeed and have all your wishes fulfilled:
- For all desires to be fulfilled by Allah
Whoever recites each name according to the number of letters, then afterward recites the following sentence:
one hundred and eleven times, then he recites the following supplication:
one thousand times, then proceed to recite the following supplication sixty times:
Then proceed to recite the following prayer:
Seven times and diligently practicing it after every fard prayer, then all his desires will be fulfilled by Allah so that he does not need to ask for help from others.
- To be liked by people
If you want to be liked by many people, then recite the above verse after every prayer according to the number of letters, then recite the above prayer three times, because this prayer is a prayer to ease all difficulties, especially if you recite it at dawn or in the last third of the night nine hundred and fifty times and the prayer three times, then you will witness all the privileges of this prayer, especially if you fast seven times and do not eat any living thing. Then when you recite it, you should burn an ember with incense on it either while you are reciting it or while you are praying, then you recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil one thousand three hundred and fifty times and recite the supplication three times and accompany the recitation by sending blessings upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and making istighfar. On the seventh day the servant in charge of fulfilling the wishes of the reader of the above supplication will appear like a ruler, he will greet him and stand on his feet and say: “Allah has granted your supplication, so order me to grant your request.” At that time say: “I want from you to send one of His soldiers to me and help me with all my needs here and hereafter and I promise not to use it for immorality.” If you say that, then he will convey glad tidings and respond favorably to your request. He will tell you to continue reciting the above passage at all times and to accompany it with fasting on Mondays and Thursdays, then he will forbid you to do anything that Allah and His Messenger have forbidden. In addition, you are encouraged to always do good, obey Allah and be compassionate to people, especially to the poor who need your help.
If a person is diligent in practicing what we mentioned above, he will obtain a sword of light that can illuminate a place without light and on his body is written: “Ask Allah for anything and He will grant it.” After his wish has been fulfilled, he should write the above words on a piece of green cloth and place it in a high place so that no one can touch it. If a person goes to the ruler and he carries this writing, the ruler will immediately bow to him and grant all his wishes.
If he always fears Allah, multiplies salawat and istighfar, then he will be given happiness and be shown all the secrets of Allah and be made a happy person in this world and the hereafter.
ARTICLE 2: AMONG THE VIRTUES OF THE PHRASE HASBUNALLAHU WANI’MAL WAKIIL
- To be easily given victory easily, the enemy is sick and scattered
It should be noted that whoever wants to be granted victory over his enemies, to punish the evil of his enemies and to break their unity, should fast seven days and start his fast on Tuesday. When midnight comes and everyone is fast asleep, he should get up and repeat his ablution, then offer two rak’ahs of voluntary prayer. In the first rak’ah, he should recite Surah al-Fatihah and the words Hasbunallahu wani’mal wakil four hundred and fifty times, and in the second rak’ah he should do the same as he did in the first rak’ah. After the salutations, he should sit down with full submission to Allah and say Hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil four hundred and fifty times, then recite the following words of Allah:
“They poured boiling water over their heads. With that water they destroyed all that was in their bellies and their skins. And for them whips of iron. Whenever they wish to come out of Hell because of their misery, they are returned to it. (It is said to them), “Taste this burning torment.” (QS. Al-Hajj:19)
Then recite the following words of Allah:
“So they will be struck by a thunderbolt of humiliating punishment for what they have done.” (QS. Fushshilat:17)
Then recite the following words of Allah: :
“On the day they see the punishment threatened to them (they will feel) as if they had not lived in the world but for a moment during the day. (This is) a sufficient lesson, so: not destroyed but the wicked.” (QS. Al-Ahqaaf: 35)
Then recite the following words of Allah:
“Have you not seen how your Lord has dealt with the armies of the elephants? Did He not make their deceit (to destroy the Ka’bah) futile? And He sent to them birds in droves, which pelted them with stones (from) the burning ground, then He made them like leaves that are devoured.” (QS. Al-Fiil: 1-5)
Then he should pray two more rak’ahs as he did in the first prayer. After performing his second prayer, then he should perform his prayer once more, so that he performs his voluntary prayers three times in each night, then insha Allah all his enemies will be afflicted in the near future, and even worse, his enemies will perish.
- To eliminate the unjust enemies
Similarly, whoever wants to eliminate his unjust enemies should pray two rak’ahs. In the first rak’ah, recite Surah al-Fatihah, then recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil four hundred and fifty times. Then in the second rak’ah, he should do as he did in the first rak’ah. After ending his prayer with the greeting of peace, he should recite hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil four hundred and fifty times, then he should say his prayer three times. Then he should repeat the prayer for two rak’ahs as he did the first prayer. After ending his prayer with the salam, he should recite hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil four hundred and fifty times. Then he should repeat the prayer a third time, but he should recite hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil nine hundred and fifty times. After ending his prayer with the greeting of peace, he should recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil four hundred and fifty times along with the prayer three times. When he has finished, he should ask Allah to help him destroy those who have wronged him. Insha Allah, in the very near future, his enemies will be destroyed by Allah. It is also required that when he recites all that we have mentioned above, he should imagine the faces of his enemies and seek their destruction from Allah, so that their destruction may bring prosperity to him and his community if his enemies deserve to be destroyed, but if not, may their evil be reduced.
- To torment an arbitrary wrongdoer
It should be noted that if a person wants to subdue or destroy his enemy, after performing the morning prayer on Saturday before sunrise, he should say the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil one thousand times in a place where no one is around, then after that he should recite the following words of Allah sixty times:
“Say: “O People of the Book, do you look upon us as wrong only because we believe in Allah, in what has been sent down to us, and in what was sent down before us, while most of you are indeed wrongdoers?” Say: “Shall I tell you of those who have a worse recompense than these in the sight of Allah, those whom Allah has cursed and angered, among whom are apes and swine, and those who worship thaghut?” They are worse than the place and more astray from the straight path.” (QS. Al-Maa’idah: 59-60)
Then he should say:
“Seize your enemies as a punishment from the Mighty, the Powerful, for the sake of Allah and His Messenger, then for your sake, fulfill my request for the sake of God Who made you from His light and placed you in His sky and brought you close with His veil and placed you near His Throne and helped you with a bright light that dazzled the eyes of all eyes and made in your hands a beam of fire with your love for the holy words, O devotees of the names of Allah and the words of Allah the Glorious, then grant the wish of so-and-so the son of a mother as he wishes.”
If one has recited the above supplication for his enemies, then his enemies will soon be punished by Allah.
- To kill the wrongdoer”
It should be noted that whoever recites it for an oppressor, Allah will immediately send punishment on him. But the one who recites this supplication should avoid any injustice against others. If he feels that the one who has wronged him deserves to be destroyed, then he may ask for the destruction of the one who has wronged him. But if he does not think that he deserves to be destroyed, then he should forgive him for his injustice, because it will bring him closer to piety. The way to do this is as follows:
As for the first method: when it is late at night, you should get up from sleep and pray two rak’ahs. In the first rak’ah you should recite Surah al-Fatihah and the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil one hundred and fifty times, as well as in the second rak’ah. When you have ended the prayer with the salam, you should recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil one hundred and fifty times and the following words of Allah three times:
“Boiling water was poured over their heads.” (QS. Al-Hajj: 19)
Next, recite the following words of Allah:
“So they were struck by a thunderbolt of humiliating punishment for what they had done.” (QS. Fushshilat:17) Next, recite the following words of Allah:
“On the day they see the punishment threatened to them (they will feel) as if they had not lived in the world but for a moment during the day. (This is) a sufficient lesson, so they will not be destroyed but the wicked.” (QS. Al-Ahgaatf: 35)
Next, recite the following words of Allah:
“Have you not seen how your Lord has dealt with the armies of the elephants? Did He not make their deceit (to destroy the Ka’bah) futile? And He sent to them birds in droves, which pelted them with stones (from) the burning ground, then He made them like leaves that are devoured.” (QS. ALTA: 1-5)
As for the second method: when you have prayed the Fajr prayer in congregation, you should recite hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil one hundred and fifty times and recite the following words of Allah:
“And you will see the sinners on that day bound together with fetters. Their garments will be of tar, and their faces will be covered with fire.” (QS. Ibrahim: 49-50)
Then read the following sentence:
Then recite the following words of Allah:
“That Allah may recompense each man for what he has labored for. Verily, Allah is swift in His reckoning.” (QS. Ibrahim: 51)
“Then the disbelievers will have garments made for them from hellfire.” (QS. Al-Hajj: 19)
As for the third method: when the time for the noon prayer has come and you have prayed in congregation, then sit in a place where there are no people, recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani mal wakiil two hundred and ninety-nine times, and after that recite the following words of Allah three times:
“They plug their ears with their fingers, for fear of death. And Allah covers those who disbelieve. Almost the lightning strikes their sight. Whenever the lightning shines upon them, they walk under the light, and when darkness falls upon them, they stop. If Allah had willed, He would have destroyed their hearing and their sight. Indeed, Allah has power over all things.” (QS. AlBagarah: 19-20)
“When fetters and chains were put on their necks, and they were dragged, into very hot water, then they were burned in the fire.” (QS. Al-Mu’min: 71-72)
As for the fourth method: when the time for ‘Asr prayer has come and you have prayed it in congregation, then you should recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil three hundred and sixteen times, then recite the following words of Allah three times each:
“They have sleeping mats of Hellfire and over them is a blanket (of Hellfire). Thus We reward the wrongdoers.” (QS. Al-A’raaf: 41)
“Indeed We have adorned the near sky with stars, and We have made them the instruments of the devils, and We have prepared for them the torment of a blazing Hell. And those who disbelieve in their Lord will have the punishment of Jahannam. And that is the worst of places to return to.” (QS. Al-Mulk: 5-6)
As for the fifth method: when the time for evening prayer has come and you have offered it in congregation, then recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil six hundred and eighty-one times, then recite the following words of Allah three times each:
“Hell whose turmoil surrounds them. And if they ask for drink, they will be given water like boiling iron that scorches the face. That is the worst drink and the ugliest resting place.” (QS. Al-Kahf: 29)
“I have warned you with lightning, like the lightning that struck the people of ‘Aad and Tsamud.” (QS. Fushshilat: 13)
“The wind does not leave anything in its path but makes it like dust.” (QS. Adz-Dzaariyaat: 42)
As for the sixth method: when the time for ‘Isha’ prayer has come and you have prayed it in congregation, you should sit down and recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil six hundred and two times, then recite the following words of Allah three times each:
“And surely Jahannam is over those who disbelieve” (QS.At-Taubah: 49)
“Surely the punishment of your Lord is certain; no one can resist it.” (QS. Ath-Thuur: 7-8)
As for the seventh method: when night falls in the first third of the night, you should get up, renew your wudoo’ and offer six rak’ahs of voluntary prayer. In the first rak’ah, after reciting Surah al-Fatihah, recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil seven hundred and fifty-three times, and in the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth rak’ahs recite the same as in the first rak’ah. After that recite the following prayer:
“In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Merciful. O Allah, for the sake of Your power, Your arbitrariness and for the sake of the swiftness of Your help and for the sake of Your jealousy for whoever violates Your honor and for the sake of Your protection for whoever takes refuge in verses: So we ask O Allah, O Lord of the Near, O Lord of the Hearing, O Lord of the Granting, O Lord of the Quick Reckoning, O Lord of the Severe Retribution, O Lord of the Powerful, O Lord Who cannot be subdued by the arbitrariness of the arbitrary and does not fear the destruction of those who transgress His prohibitions from the rulers. I ask You, make all the deceit of others prepared for me return to its perpetrator and whoever plans evil against me return it to himself and the hole that someone digs for me then put that person in it and whoever plans to deceive me then return his deceit to himself so that he becomes a prisoner of his own deceit. O Allah, by the glory of Kaa Haa Yaa ‘Aiin Shaad, then protect us from all the evil intentions of our enemies and destroy them. Keep their evil away from our near ones and hasten Your punishment upon them today and tomorrow. O Allah, dissolve their unity, reduce their numbers. O Allah, bring defeat upon them and send punishment upon them. O Allah, remove them from the sphere of love and withhold Your help from them, bind their hands and hearts so that they cannot achieve their desires – even a little. O Allah, destroy them as utterly as when You destroyed Your enemies in order to help Your prophets, messengers and saints. O Allah, grant us victory as when You granted victory to Your prophets, messengers and saints. O Allah, help us as you help those who are close to you against your enemies. O Allah, do not give our enemies power over us because of our sins. Haa miim, Haa miim, Haa miim, Haa miim, Haa miim, Haa miim, Haa miim, now the battle has come and the victory has come, so no one can defeat us. Haa miim ‘aiin siin qaaf is our protection from whatever frightens us. O Allah. give us whatever we wish for even greater than what we wish for, O Lord, O Lord, O Lord. O God of bounty, then by your mercy I ask for immediate help. O God, answer all our prayers, O God Who answered the prayer of Noah (peace be upon him) when facing the challenges of his people, O God Who helped Abraham when facing the challenges of his enemies, O God Who returned Joseph to Ya’qub, O God Who healed Ayyub’s illness, O God Who answered the prayer of Zakariya, O Lord Who accepted the words of prayer from Yunus Ibn Matta, I ask You for all the secrets of answered prayers, so accept all our prayers and grant all our requests, fulfill Your promise to us as when You promised to help the believers because there is no God but You, Glory to You and I am among those who wronged myself. All hopes and expectations have been cut off from me, except only to You. If the help of our relatives is very slow in coming and has gone away from us, then the closest thing to us is the help of Allah. O help of Allah, come quickly to us to help us in facing difficulties. O help of Allah, our enemies are many and they are growing bolder against us, but we always hope in the help of Allah and He is the best of Helpers and the best of Defenders. There is no power and no strength with the permission of Allah, the Most High and the Most Great. May salvation be upon Prophet Noah (peace be upon him) in this universe. O Allah, grant our requests and cut off the deceit of those who do wrong, walhamdulillahi rabbil alamiin.”
| If you constantly recite these supplications and follow our seven instructions, then there is nothing that you can wish for, except that Allah will grant it immediately. Do not use these supplications unnecessarily, for if anyone underestimates their use, the evil will return to themselves. Therefore, I advise you to always fear Allah and love your fellow human beings, so that you will be among the fortunate ones.
As for the eighth method: to attract compassion and make good deeds a habit, recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil four hundred and fifty times. So that any request that practices this action will be granted by whoever is asked for help. If you want to practice it, then get up in the middle of the night, make a complete ablution, perform six rak’ahs of voluntary prayer and in each rak’ah recite Surah Al-Fatihah once and recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil four hundred and fifty times. When he has completed the six rak’ahs, he should sit down and recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil nine hundred and fifty times. When reciting the phrase, you should imagine the face of the person you are about to confront so that he will be interested in what you are reciting. After you have recited the phrase nine hundred and fifty times, then recite the following words of Allah:
“They love him as they love Allah. As for those who believe, their love for Allah is great.” (QS. Al-Baqarah: 165)
“Even if you spent all that is in the earth, you could not unite their hearts, but Allah has united their hearts. Indeed, He is the Mighty, the Wise.” (QS. Al-Anfaal: 63)
“And I have bestowed upon you the compassion that comes from Me and that you may be brought up under My care.” (QS. Thaahaa: 39)
Then recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil nine hundred and fifty times and recite the above verses once more.
That is the way to bring feelings of affection from others to the one who needs help from others, so that his request is granted by him.
ARTICLE 3: HOW TO TRAIN YOURSELF TO USE THE PHRASE HASBUNALLAHU WANI’MAL WAKIIL
- In order to dream of seeing someone who will tell you what is hidden in the heart of the person you are about to meet, you should always obey Allah and be pious. In fact, the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil is one of the most special verses, because it can bring about various kasyaf sciences. Whoever wishes to do so, then on Thursday fast and break the fast by eating only bread and sugar. When the middle of the night has come after you have performed ablution, recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil nine hundred and fifty times, then say: “O pure spirits who can convey those who put their trust in the verse, you should obey my call and give me as much of your light as possible so that I can speak everything that is hidden and make the hearts of every man and woman submit to me voluntarily, may Allah bless you.” Then write the words hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil on a plate, then pour it with water that has been mixed with liquid za’faron, rose water and myrrh oil, then erase the writing with the water and drink the water, then go to sleep. You should do this for five or seven days in a row with fasting during the day, then on the seventh night recite the sentence seven thousand times in an empty place while burning incense on the coals. After you have done all this, then sleep in your place. Later you will dream of seeing a person who will tell you what is hidden in the day of the person you will meet.
- The door of ease and the way out of all difficulties
One of the Arnifbillah said: “Whoever recites the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil after every prayer for the number we have mentioned in earnest and with a feeling that is free from hope in wealth, then Allah will make for him a door of ease and a way out of all his difficulties and . Allah will make it easy for him after he has experienced difficulties, so that he does not need to fear a ruler or an oppressor, because he will be guarded by Allah wherever he is and all his affairs will be made easy by Allah.
- All wishes will be granted immediately
Whoever recites the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil a thousand times, then enters the house of a ruler and great people in order to wish for something will have his wishes granted by them.”: It is also narrated that one of the Arifbillah said: “Know that the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil, which is recited in accordance with the number of letters, has a very amazing secret and is very numerous. Whoever recites it during the times of prayer and wants to travel or wants to face something important or wants his difficult wishes to be granted, then Allah will give him a way out, grant all his wishes and make him respected by people because his words and actions are liked by many people, so that no one looks at him except to love him, anyway he will be liked by many people.
Similarly, when he wants to visit a ruler or dignitary, he should write down the talisman that we have written after this page and take it with him. May his every wish be granted by them. Whoever recites it after the obligatory prayers will always be protected by Allah, so that no one can harm him and he will be free from the harassment of anyone who wants to oppress him.
The talisman is as follows:
It is said that whoever writes the above talisman on a clean plate, then mixes it with oil and rose water and za’faron liquid, then suffuses it with incense. then he puts the paper under his pillow and he recites the phrase hasbunallau wani’mal wakil every night one thousand nine hundred times, then he does not do it for one month, unless he has earned a sum of money.
- To subdue those who do wrong.
Whoever reads the following sentence on Saturday:
“Sufficient for me is Allah, There is no God but Him and to Him alone we surrender and He is the Lord of the great Throne.”
If a person recites it a thousand times and intends his recitation to subdue an oppressor, then that person, by Allah’s permission, will immediately cease from oppressing him. Whoever recites it a thousand times on Saturday will have his wishes granted by Allah.
- To be loved and pitied by people
Whoever said it:
“If they turn away (from faith), then say: “Allah is sufficient for me; there is no Lord but Him. Only to Him do I put my trust, and He is the Lord of the great Throne.” (QS. At-Taubah: 129)
forty-one times with the intention that he will be loved and pitied by others, surely his wish will be granted by Allah.
Furthermore, it should be noted that you should not give this diploma except to the one who is entitled to it, namely the one who wants to subdue his unjust enemies, to have his wishes fulfilled, and to gain the affection of his friends.
Whoever istiyamah recites it every day, then his heart will be clean so that if he wants to meet people to have his wishes fulfilled and wants to know all the secrets of knowledge, Allah will grant his wish.
- For wishes to be granted immediately
But if you want your wishes to be granted and people to respect you, then write this wifik: |
on a piece of white paper, then hang it under a sweet pomegranate tree and recite the sentence nine hundred and fifty times after every obligatory prayer and every hundred times he should say: “O Khadim of this recitation, you should grant my request immediately with the permission of Allah and for the honor of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the following words of Allah:
“Verily, the letter is from Solomon and verily, its content is: “In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. That you do not act arrogantly towards me and come to me as those who surrender.” (QS. An-Naml: 30-31)
In addition, he should read the inscription by burning a tara fire with Javanese incense until the object moves in circles. If the object has circled, then rest assured that the khadim of this amulet has arrived and he wants to be commanded and all requested orders will be granted as long as the culprit reads it with sincerity and sincerity and does a lot of worship. Anyway, if the culprit has mental readiness and good behavior, then his wishes will be fulfilled soon. The talisman is as follows:
- For additional living expenses
Whoever wants to get more money to live on and from the unseen side, then he should do his prayer for the sake of Allah alone, otherwise he will perish. He should fast for seven days beginning on Sunday or Thursday and he should retire to an empty place and make this talisman inside the lines and outside it written:
On the inside, it is written:
“To them it is said): “Salam”, as a greeting from the Most Merciful Lord.” (QS. Yasiin: 58)
“Say: “He is Allah, the Most Merciful, we believe in Him and it is to Him that we put our trust.” (QS. Al-Mulk: 29)
Which looks like the table below:
Then he should sit in the middle of it and burn the coals with incense, and he should draw the above-mentioned talisman on forty-four pieces of paper, such as he wishes, of gold or silver, and put them under his prayer mat, then he should recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil four thousand times every time after the obligatory prayers, so that Allah may grant his wish. And after the obligatory prayers while he is doing the riyadhoh, he should recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakil one thousand times. On the last night, he should recite the phrase “hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil” four thousand times, and burn incense on the coals of the fire while he is observing the ritual. If he wants his khadim to always serve him, then he should purify himself as best he can, then fast from Sunday to the following Saturday and recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil earnestly. Then he should recite the following words of Allah:
“(To them it is said): “Salam”, as a greeting from the Most Merciful Lord.” (QS. Yasiin: 58)
After each of the eight hundred and eighteen obligatory prayers, one should eat bread made from flour. At that time you will see a beauty that no eye has ever seen, no ear has ever heard, and no heart has ever been moved, except for the one who follows the instructions mentioned above, because the soul of the doer has been able to meet with all the spirits who are in illiyyin while he is still in this world, while in the hereafter you will also see it as much as your position allows. May Allah send blessings and peace upon the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his family, companions and followers for all time.
Furthermore, it should be noted that whoever is diligent in praying four rak’ahs when going to bed and in the first rak’ah he recites Surah Al-Fatihah then Surah Al-Ikhlas ten times, in the second rak’ah he should recite Surah Al-Fatihah then Surah Al-Ikhlas twenty times, in the third rak’ah he should recite Surah Al-Fatihah then Surah Al-Ikhlas thirty times and in the fourth rak’ah he should recite Surah Al-Fatihah then Surah Al-Ikhlas forty times. so that the recitation of Surah Al-Ikhlas in his prayer is a sum!ah one hundred times, then after ending his prayer with the greeting of peace, he should say istighfar one hundred times and send blessings on the Prophet PBUH. One thousand times and say the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil one thousand times and he should do this work for forty days, before that he should prepare a bag made of white cloth and in it write the talisman written below and put it under the prayer mat, insha Allah after reaching forty days, he will find that the bag has been filled with a sum of money by magic and he can take it without looking and counting it. If he spends the money every day, it will never run out forever. This is the wifiknya – the talisman -:
It should be noted that in this amulet the letter Al-Ikhlas is written 220 times, while in the second line there are 231 times, in the third line there are 114 times, in the fourth line there are 126 times, in the fifth line there are 191 times and in the sixth line there are 120 times, so a total of 1,002 times. As for the other method in accordance with this precious table, you should take ten and a half pieces of silver that are mixed together and put them in your mouth and recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil one thousand times and do that ten times, so that you recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil ten thousand times, then give the silver away without counting it, but the one with the mark should not be given to anyone else forever. ‘
ARTICLE 4: AMONG THE VIRTUES OF THE PHRASE HASBUNALLAHU WANI’ MAL WAKIIL
- To send a secret message
It should be noted that the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil has nineteen letters, which is similar to the number of letters in the basmalah. This number is the same as the number of angels guarding Hellfire, which is nineteen, as mentioned in the following words of Allah:
“And over them are nineteen (guardian angels). And We have not made the guardians of Hell but angels: and We have not made their number but a trial for the disbelievers, that those who have been given the Book may be convinced and that those who believe may increase in faith.” (QS. Al-Muddatstsir: 30-31)
Whoever constantly recites the phrase hasbunallahu wani ‘mal wakiil is among those who will be saved.
It should be noted that whoever recites the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil nineteen thousand times, then says: “O noble khadim of the verse, come to so-and-so son of so-and-so and say that you were told by me to mention my name, my attributes and my desires from him.”
Then recite the following words of Allah:
“It is not but a single cry, then suddenly they are all gathered to Us.” (QS. Yasiin: 53)
And the following words of Allah:
“Verily, the Letter is from Sulaiman and verily: “In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. That you do not act arrogantly toward me and come to me as those who surrender.” (QS. An-Naml: 30-31)
Then the next day the khadim of Allah’s name will appear in a state of tawadhu’ even though he is one of the kings of the guardians of the earth and he asks you what you want. Having said: “If you will come to me and grant my request, then go all of you, may Allah bless you.”
It should also be noted that if you have done this and you disobey the command of the angels, then they will straighten out your disobedience with their swords and keep you away from their eyes. Take note that before you do this, you should fast for forty days as Allah required of Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) when he was about to meet Allah on Mount Thursina. You are commanded to fast in order to cleanse your stomach of worldly foods and replace them with heavenly foods, so that your spirit and mind become clean, your heart becomes firm. That is the riyadhoh event called somadaniyatul ajsami. 2. To be shown various kinds of beauty
The so-called riyadhoh somadaniyatul arwah is what the pious salaf used to do by fasting for sixty days. Anyone who does the riyadhoh somadaniyatul arwah, will be shown various kinds of natural beauty of the malakut which is very amazing.
- To be shown all secrets
Whoever does the riyadhoh somadaniyatul uguli, which is fasting for seventy days, will have all secrets revealed to him, so that he will feel mortal and he will live eternally in the afterlife. This is the final position of somadaniyatul insaniyah.
It should also be noted that in addition to that there is somadaniyatut tabiat, which is the riyadhoh of fasting for twenty-eight days or fasting for fourteen days and whoever always recites the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil after every prayer one thousand three hundred and thirteen times, if he is a prisoner or is in prison, he will be immediately released. If a person is experiencing fear, he will be given a feeling of security. If he is afflicted with poverty, he will be given a feeling of sufficiency or if he is humiliated, he will be given glory. Whoever writes his wifig on a piece of paper with myrrh oil mixed with rose water and za’faron liquid, then he pockets the paper, then every ruler or everyone who sees him even the devil will feel small when dealing with him, everyone will love him. Whoever recites the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiit, Allah will enliven his inner being with the light of knowledge and his outer being with the spirit of lathoif, Allah will protect him, his property, his family, his wife and his children, so that they are kept away from all dangers that threaten them. This wifig is not recited by a ruler except that his power will increase, for it contains the names of Allah the Great. Whoever recites it in the presence of a ruler who is angry, then with the permission of Allah his anger will immediately cease and if he asks Allah, his request will certainly be granted.
The method of practice is as follows: After reciting the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakill one hundred times, he should say the following phrase:
“O Allah, guide me with Your guidance until I reach You, give me a garment from Your side so that I behave with it in Your presence.”
A total of seven times. Then proceed to recite the following sentence:
“O Allah, grant me the opportunity to reckon with myself before You reckon with me on the Day of Resurrection and make Yourself to be with me in all my deeds and circumstances.”
ARTICLE 5: AMONG THE VIRTUES OF THE PHRASE HASBUNALLAHU WANI’MAL WAKIIL
- To get help from Allah and have one’s wealth expanded.
An Arifbillah said that whoever wants to be helped by Allah or kept away from his enemies, expanded sources of fortune, loved among the people and given a way out of all his difficulties, then every day should recite the phrase ‘hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil as many letters as four hundred and fifty times, then he should recite the following words of Allah seven times:
“Those (who obey Allah and the Messenger) of whom there are those who say to them: “Verily the people have gathered an army to attack you, so fear them”, so that word increases their faith and they say: “Sufficient is Allah to be our Helper and Allah is the best of protectors.” So they returned with favors and bounties from Allah; they had not suffered any calamity. They followed the pleasure of Allah. And Allah has great bounty.” (QS. Ali ‘Imran: 173-174)
It should be noted that the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil has many hidden secrets. As for the number of recitations, four hundred and fifty times, it is divided into three types:
The first indicates that Allah’s name Al-‘Alim is one hundred and fifty in number.
The second implies that the name of Allah the Sultan is one hundred and fifty in number.
The third indicates that the number of swords was one hundred and fifty.
Whoever recites it four hundred and fifty times will be given the knowledge by Allah to know all the secret branches of knowledge.
- Salah to open and get closer to the Messenger of Allah.
It is mentioned that Shaykh Abdus Salam bin Masyis said: “Whoever constantly recites the salawat fatih, Allah will give him the opening and ease of the way to be close to the Prophet.”
Whoever wishes to do so should recite it earnestly and whoever recites it repeatedly, Allah will grant him many blessings with the blessings of the Prophet’s honor. The salawat is as follows:
“Allah, bestow blessings on the Prophet from whom all secrets were opened, all lights were shone and in whom all realities arose and the sciences that were taught to the Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) descended, so that all people could not understand the nature of him, both the people of the past and the people of the future, while the gardens of the realm of the malakut were adorned with flowers the beauty of his face became beautiful and the greatness of the realm of the jabarut with the abundance of his light, so that there is nothing but it depends on him, and if there were no intermediary, the intermediary would cease to exist, i.e. the salutation that is in accordance with your glory and from your side to him, as is appropriate for his honor and greatness.
O Allah, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is the secret of Your gathering, the one who shows us to know You, and the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is Your greatest barrier who always stands before You for Your sake.
O Allah, grant me understanding of the true nature of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) so that I may be saved by him from all kinds of ignorance and I may approach the sources of virtue. Take me to the path of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) that will bring me to You with a bearing that is safeguarded by Your help. And bring me to falsehood so that I can destroy it, revive me in the realm of Your pure monotheism so that I do not see, do not hear, do not get, do not feel except with monotheism, and make the person of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) my greatest helper so that my spirituality and his spirituality are the secret of my essence and his essence until I can understand the essence of Allah the Exalted. –
O Lord of the Endless, the All-born and the All-inner, hear my cry or my prayer as you heard the cry or prayer of your servant Zacharias (peace be upon him). Grant me help with You and for Your sake, grant me support with You and for Your sake, gather me with You and separate me from all that hinders me from You (recited three times).
Indeed, the one who has made it obligatory upon you (to observe the rulings of) the Quran, will indeed return you to the place of return. O our Lord, grant us mercy from Your side and perfect for us straightforward guidance in our affairs. O our Lord, grant us good in this world and good in the Hereafter and preserve us from the punishment of hell (recited three times).
O Allah, send blessings and peace upon our lord, Muhammad (peace be upon him), Your servant, Prophet, Beloved and Messenger, an ummi prophet, his family and companions, as many times as there are even and odd numbers, and as many times as there are perfect and blessed words of my Lord. Glory be to your Lord, Who is mighty .from what they say. And prosperity be upon the messengers. And all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.”
- To be loved and respected by people
It should be noted that whoever wants to be loved and respected by all people should recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil after every prayer four hundred and fifty times, then recite the following prayer seven times. Whoever always does this will receive all kinds of good that he cannot comprehend and cannot count. The prayer is as follows: .
“In the name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful, may Allah continue to shower peace and blessings upon our lord, our leader Muhammad, peace be upon him, and all his family, companions and followers. Grant me Your favor that is hidden behind Your name Al-Hafizh by which You guard all the rules of things. Clothe me with the garment of Your favor and grant me Your help and protection. Grant me the crown of Your glory, Your greatness, Your generosity. Clothe me with the garment of Your turban, and give me a ride in the boat of salvation in my life and after my death. For the sake of the glory of Your name, then help me for the sake of the glory of Your name Al-Qahhar, so that I am protected from anyone who wants to do harm to me and grant me Your help so that all Your servants who are always abusive and cursed devils become subject to me. O Lord of Glory and Might, O Lord of Glory and Might, O Lord of Glory and Might, O Lord of Glory and Might, O Allah bestow upon me Your handsomeness, Your compassion, Your generosity from the side of Your Lordship, so that the intellect becomes unable to think about it, the soul becomes lowly, the neck becomes submissive, the eyes become weak, the mind becomes pensive and all those who like to do arbitrary things become small, even all arbitrary rulers become submissive to me. O Allah ya maliku ya azizu ya jabbaru (three times), O Allah subdue for me all Your servants as You subdued the sea for Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) and soften their hearts for me as You softened iron for Prophet David (peace be upon him), so that they cannot speak except with Your permission, for their bodies are in Your grasp, their hearts are in Your hands and You can treat them as You wish. Ya mugallibal quluub (three times), ya allamul ghuyub (three times), I extinguish the fire of their anger with the phrase Laa Ilaaha Illaallah, I bring their affection to me with the glory of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). So when the women saw him, they were amazed at his (beautiful form), and they wounded (the finger of) his hand and said: “Most perfect ‘Ilah, this is not a human being. Surely this is none other than a noble angel.” May peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his family, companions and followers throughout the ages.” May you always obey Allah and fear Him about this supplication, for it is of tremendous value in guarding against all the evils of Allah’s creatures, and it can give us victory. Whoever does not have any money and wants to become rich, then recite the above supplication every time after the Fajr prayer and recite the following words of Allah:
Three hundred and thirteen times, then after that recite the supplication three times. If one recites it after performing the ‘Asr prayer, then in less than a week he will have gained wealth and various favors by Allah’s permission. Whoever wants to contact the rulers and great people, then he should recite the above supplication and words of Allah three times, hopefully in that way he will get whatever he wants.
Please note that the above prayer has a small form of talisman. The examples are as we mentioned below:
It should be noted that whoever writes the names of Allah contained in the wifig above, which is the essence of the supplication above, then recites the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil one thousand times and recites the names of Allah three hundred and thirteen times, and takes the wifiqs after filling them with coals and incense and goes to a person, then when he meets the person he is addressing, that person will immediately fall in love with him and, insha Allah, will fulfill all his days.
- To destroy people who like to disturb
Whoever is afraid of being harassed by someone who likes to harm people and wants to free himself from that person, then mention the names of Allah in the above wifig three hundred times and recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil four hundred and fifty times, especially if he accompanies it with fasting starting from Saturday, insha Allah the person who likes to harass him will soon perish.
- To be loved by people
Likewise, whoever wants mercy from someone or wants to unite two people who are enemies, then mention the names of Allah in the wifig above as many times as we mentioned above while reciting the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil four hundred and fifty times. Before reciting it, he should state his intention of reciting it to be loved by others until he is granted all his wishes. If he does this with confidence, Allah will surely grant his wishes.
- To be given ease in obtaining wealth
Similarly, whoever wants to be given the ease of obtaining wealth that brings happiness in this world and wants to know all that is hidden, although no one can know the hidden things except Allah, then he should wake up in the middle of the night, make ablutions and perform the night prayer as he wishes. After praying the night prayer, he should sit at his place of prayer on his feet and say the blessings of Allah one thousand times, then recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil one thousand times and recite the prayer seven times. Then recite the names of Allah three hundred and thirteen times. When he has finished all that, he should say the following supplication: “O khadim who are devoted to the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil and devoted to the supplication of the above names of Allah, we ask that for the sake of the glory of the secrets and the light contained therein, you should tell me what are the secrets for the glory of Allah and for the glory of the Messenger of Allah. May Allah bless you.” With these words, the khadim would immediately mention one by one the secrets contained therein.
If you cannot see it on the first night, then repeat the deed on the second or third night, insha Allah you will get what you want.
- To be given all kinds of goodness and benefits
Whoever writes the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil and the supplication and hangs it in a place, Insha Allah that place will be given all kinds of goodness and benefits.
- To know various secrets
Similarly, whoever wants to know the secrets hidden in the above supplication should fast for seven days beginning on Sunday, then recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil after every obligatory prayer one thousand times and the supplication seven times, then break his fast by eating bread and dry wine. When the seventh day of his fast comes, the khadim of the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil will come to him in the form of a young man wearing green clothes and will greet him first, then he will answer his greeting but should continue to make dhikr and the khadim will say to him: “Whatever you want Allah will give you.” And he will immediately hand over a bag in which there is one thousand dinars. But he should not accept it, because it will cause him harm. After that he would give him a bag containing two thousand dinars. But the money in the bag should not be accepted, for it will cause him harm. Until then he will say to him: “Free myself for the sake of Allah and accept what I give you.” At that time say to him: “I will not accept this gift of yours in the least.” Until then he will say to him: “I will grant your request.” Then at that time say:
“Grant me the ease of being able to subdue all the jinn and devils that are above and below.” He replied: “When I have granted your request, will you set me free?” He answered: “Yes.” So he would give him a ring on which was written:
“And they gathered for Solomon an army of jinn, men and birds, and set them in order.” (QS. An-Naml: 17)
On the outside of the inscription is the following word of God:
“Verily, the letter is from Solomon and verily, it says: “In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the . Most Merciful. Do not be arrogant with me and come to me as those who surrender”.” (QS. An-Naml: 30-31)
After that, do whatever you want. The shape of the ring is as follows:
- To find a missing person or medicine for a sick person
If you want to ask about the whereabouts of a missing person or the cure for a sick person, then sit in front of a glass in which there is water and a small child who has not reached puberty, then recite the above supplication in front of the glass filled with water, God willing, the khadim will immediately come and inform you about the whereabouts of the missing person and whatever you will ask them.
- To destroy someone who likes to harm
If you want to destroy someone who likes to harm you, then take a stone and recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani ‘mal wakiil four hundred and fifty times along with the prayer three times and throw it in the middle of a fire, insha Allah that person will die immediately after three days.
There was a pious man who was always mistreated by an oppressor in every way, so he asked him not to be mistreated at all, but the oppressor did not want to hear the words of the pious man, in fact his oppression became even more severe, so the pious man recited the above supplication, Then by Allah’s permission the wrongdoer was seen naked and he lost his mind like a madman, then the righteous man immediately wiped his face and head so that the wrongdoer regained consciousness, but the righteous man still wanted him dead, so by Allah’s permission the wrongdoer was immediately killed.
- To be free from all difficulties
If a person wants to be free from all difficulties, then he should recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil four hundred and fifty times and pray it seven times, then with Allah’s permission he will find a way to escape from all his difficulties.
- To drive away wild animals
But if a person wants to drive away a wild animal that threatens him, he should recite the basmalah and the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil four hundred and fifty times while asking Allah’s help earnestly in the middle of the night, then with the permission of Allah he will see a light that can illuminate his entire house, and at that time he should continue to remember Allah so that his heart is given a feeling of spaciousness. At that time the khadim of hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil and prayer will say to him: “O wali of Allah, do you need anything from me?” So at that time do not ask him for anything. Then on the third night six angels will come to him whose faces are very handsome and give him glad tidings of the bounties that Allah has bestowed upon him. On the fourth night twelve angels will come to him and shake his hand, and he should not ask anything from them until the seventh day. When the seventh day comes, an angel will come with a very handsome face and say: “Indeed you have fulfilled the agreement between us and you. You should always obey Allah and fulfill Allah’s promise, so we will obey you and grant you all your requests.” So at that time say: “Good, if that is what you promised me.” Then he will say to him: “You should always fear Allah.” and answer: “Yes, I will always fear Allah.” Then he should go out from his place of seclusion. When he goes out, no one will see him that day but will admire him and will give him whatever he asks for. He should always place the image of the ring under his prayer rug and always recite the above supplication because this supplication can subdue all people.
And whoever writes the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil on a white piece of cloth on Saturday when the moon is directly above us while reciting the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil, then he will be given victory over his enemies. The shape of the ring is as follows:
- To subdue the resentful, the dissenters and the unjust.
Whoever wants to subdue the resentful, the dissenters, and the wrongdoers so that they will submit to him and he will be free from their evil, then he should recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil every morning and night one thousand times without speaking to anyone while reciting this phrase, then with the permission of Allah, Allah will give him victory over them so that they will no longer harm him.
- To be a prominent and happy person
Whoever wants to be prominent, happy and wants to be shown all that is unseen to him, then he should always recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil every time after the obligatory prayer one thousand times. Whoever does it regularly and istigamah. then no one will dare to say inappropriate things to him and the person who always does this, then his prayer will be mustajab, Allah will open for him all the doors of knowledge and fortune. Anyway, the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil has various features and virtues that we – can never fully express.
- In order to be favored by those who love to do wrong and want to attract the hearts of all people
If you want to be open to all the truths, want to be respected by the wrongdoers and want to attract the hearts of everyone, then recite the above supplication in front of the wrongdoer, then with the permission of Allah he will not be able to talk to you. If he does speak to you, he will be unconscious, his body will tremble and your wish will be granted to him, because the supplication above is very quickly granted by Allah.
But if you want to know the secret of the above supplication, then clean your clothes and body. then put on perfume and enter the place of seclusion on the night of Sunday, then say peace upon the Prophet (peace be upon him) and recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil one thousand times. then close with his prayer one hundred times. Then on that night you will hear someone saying to you: “O so-and-so, stand up.” So stand up. On the second night they will come to you and say: “Stand up.” So stand up and repeat your ablution and perform the Sunnah prayer.
- To get help from Allah
You should understand the secrets contained in the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil and the secrets contained in the names of Allah, because the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil can be used for all purposes, If you are oppressed by a tyrant or a ruler who likes to hurt people, then you recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil along with the prayer, surely Allah will help you, because the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil has a specialty in the sight of Allah that is only known by the experts.
- To be spared from the harassment of unjust people and arbitrary rulers.
One of the appropriate supplications to recite after the phrase “hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil” is the following supplication seven times, namely after reciting the phrase “hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil” four hundred and fifty times after every obligatory prayer. Whoever does this will, insha Allah, be free from the harassment of the unjust and arbitrary rulers. The following supplication is the most powerful supplication for the saints, so do not do injustice to others by praying for their destruction, for later you will regret it. Whoever prays for the death of another person until he dies is the same as killing that person with his own sword. The prayer is as follows: .
“O Lord of the severest punishment, O Lord of the strongest authority and the greatest glory, O Lord Who is able to avenge the evil of others, O Lord of Glory, O Lord of Might, avenge the evil of those who oppose me, O Lord Who is able to kill whomever He wills. so Allah punishes them for their sins. And they have no protector from the punishment of Allah. O Lord of Might, how glorious is Your name, O qahhar, O qahhar, O qahhar, O qahhar, avenge those who harm me and oppress me. So Allah punished them for their sins. So We destroyed them utterly. O Allah, by the glory of the light of Your greatness that covers Your Throne from all my enemies I seek refuge in it, by Your might I seek refuge from anyone who wants to deceive me, by Your unlimited power I seek refuge from the evil of all rulers, by the eternity of Your glory I seek refuge in You from the temptation of the devil, by the concealment of all Your secrets I seek refuge in You from all feelings of worry and anxiety. O Lord of the Throne, I seek refuge with You from the bearers of the Throne. O Lord of the harshest punishment, O Lord of the subjugation of all wild beasts, protect me from the evil of those who wish to oppress me and harm me, imprison them in the prison of Your might into which none of Your mercy can enter, grant me victory over those who defeat me. Allah has decreed: “I and my messengers shall prevail.” Indeed, Allah is the Strongest, the Mightiest. And Allah drove away those who disbelieved that their state was full of vexation, (again) they gained nothing. And Allah spared the believers from war. And Allah is the Strongest, the Mightiest. Have you not seen how your Lord has dealt with the army of the bergajah? Did He not make their deceit (to destroy the Ka’bah) futile? And He sent to them birds in droves, who pelted them with stones (from) the burning ground, then He made them like leaves that are eaten (by worms).
O Allah, I seek refuge in You and make You above the necks of my enemies and I seek refuge in You from all their evil.
O Allah, send down upon them all forms of punishment and deliver me from whoever wants to oppress and harm me, and do not give them any respite. O Lord of the severity of punishment, O Lord of Might and Reward, only to You do I surrender for You are the best place to surrender to, and there is no power and no strength except by the permission of Allah, the Most High and the Most Great.”
Next, recite the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakil four hundred and fifty times after each fard prayer, – then recite the above-mentioned supplication seven times. May all your wishes and desires be fulfilled by Allah in the near future.
- To eliminate all kinds of worries and confusion
One of the Arifbillah said that the phrase hasbunallahu wani mal wakiil can be used to remove all kinds of worries and doubts and can also be used to treat a sick person if the pain is very painful, likewise the above supplication can be used to invoke the destruction of those who like to do wrong, provided that it fulfills all the conditions and can protect from enemy interference and from everything that is frightening. The secrets of the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil are many. In addition, there is also a way to read it as follows
After reciting the phrase hasbunallahu wani’mal wakiil four hundred and fifty times, then recite this supplication three times. The prayer is as follows:
“O Allah, I ask You with the secrecy of Your Essence and with Your secret Essence, He is You, there is no God but You, so I protect myself with the light of Allah and with the light of the Throne of Allah and with the glory of all the names of Allah from the harassment of my enemies and the enemies of Allah, I protect myself with the light of Allah and with the light of Allah’s Throne and with the glory of all the names of Allah from the harm of my enemy and the enemy of Allah, from the harm of all the creatures of Allah with the blessing of one Million utterances of Laa haula walaa guwwata Illaa billaahil aliyyil azhiim, and I protect myself, my religion, my family, my children and whatever Allah grants me for the glory of the ring of Allah the Strongest by which Allah rules the earth and the heavens. Allah is our Helper and Allah is the best of Protectors and there is no power and strength except with the help of Allah, the Glorious and the Great, may Allah always bestow blessings and peace upon our Lord, the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and his family, companions and followers throughout the ages.”
II. SENTENCE OF THAYYIBAH
1. RECITATION OF THE SENTENCE OF TAWHID
The sentence “Tawhid” is a sentence that contains an acknowledgment that there is no God who must be worshiped except Allah.
The form of the sentence is:
“There is no god but Allah.”
The word tawhid is always coupled with saying:
That is a sentence that contains an acknowledgment that the Prophet Muhammad PBUH is the messenger of Allah.
The above two kalimahs when pronounced must really be absorbed in the heart. So that the heart becomes clean from all kinds of doubts about Him, that He is the One who must be worshiped, who has sent the Prophet Muhammad PBUH as His last messenger.
For people who will enter Islam, the two kalimahs must be pronounced in a series of “Two kalimah Syahadat”, namely the Shahada Tauhid and Syahadat Rasul. The forms of the two creeds are:
“I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, and I also bear witness that the Prophet Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”
Meanwhile, Muslims should always remember Allah by saying the kalimah Tauhid. By saying the kalimah, a person will feel peace and tranquility in his soul. His heart is always steady and his face always glows as a sign of the embedded faith in his heart.
The Kalimah Tauhid has enormous benefits for a person. If he is willing to practice it. These benefits include:
- Safe from Allah’s punishment, as mentioned in the hadith:
“Allah Ta’ala has said: “Laa ilaaha illallaah is My word and I am it. Whoever utters it has entered My fortress. And whoever enters My fortress is safe from My punishment.” (Narrated by Shairazi from Ali):
- Averted from all calamities, as mentioned in the hadith: The Prophet said:
“Indeed, the utterance of ‘Laa ilaaha illallaah’ can ward off 99 doors of calamity from the one who utters it, and the lowest of these calamities is distress.” (Narrated by Ibn Asakir from Ibn ‘Abbas)
- His sins are expiated, as mentioned in the hadith:
“Whoever says “Laa ilaaha illallaah” and extends it (in recitation), there will be expiated for him 4,000: major sins. The Companions then said: “O Messenger of Allah, if he has no major sins?” He said: “Forgiven for his family and for his neighbor.” (HR. Bukhari)
- Guaranteed entry into Paradise, as mentioned in the hadith: The Prophet said:
“Whoever says “Laa ilaaha illallaah” sincerely will enter Paradise.” Asked: “O Messenger of Allah, what is the sign of sincerity?” He said: “(The sign) is that it will keep him from forbidden things.” (Narrated by Hakim from Zaid bin Argam)
- Raised in rank, as mentioned in the hadith: The Prophet said:
“Whoever enters the market while saying “Laa ilaaha illalaahu wahdahuu laa syariika lahu lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu yuhyii wa yumiitu wa huwa hayyun laa yamuutu bi yadihil khairu wa huwa ‘alaa kulli syai-in gadir.”” (There is no God to be worshipped except the One God, for whom there is no partner, to Him belongs all kingdoms and to Him belongs all praise. He is the One who brings life and death. He is the living and not the dead, in Whose hand is all good and He is over all things all-powerful) by raising his voice, then Allah establishes for him a million good things, erases a million evils and raises him a million degrees.” (HR Turmudzi)
- Being kept away from poverty, as said by Al Fakihany:
“In fact, always chanting “Laa ilaaha illallaah” every time you enter the house can eradicate poverty.”
- Removing difficulties from all kinds of world affairs, as it is narrated that the Prophet said to Zaid Al-Anshari:
“When it is difficult for you regarding something of worldly affairs, then multiply the words “Laa ilaaha illallaah, Muhammadur Rasulullaah sallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallama, walaa haula wa laa quwwata illaa billaahil ‘aliyyil ‘azhiim.”” (Which means: There is no god but Allah, Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the messenger of Allah, and there is no power or strength except from Allah, the Most Merciful and the Most Great).
- Can illuminate the dead in the grave. :
In another hadith it is mentioned that if the recitation of the Tawhid phrase in number 7 is recited on the graves of believers, the graves will be brightly lit thanks to Allah’s mercy on the recitation. The person who recites it will have his sins forgiven and his status raised.
These are among the benefits and virtues of reciting the “Kalimah Tauhid”. We as Muslims should recite it every day. Do not miss even one day. How great the benefits are, this can only be felt for a person if he has been practicing continuously every day. Of course, the best time is after the five daily prayers. But it can also be practiced at any time – at leisure. Recite it at least 100 times every day, and if possible in a state of purity from impurity, so that the recitation can sink deeper into the heart. There is no need to rush through the recitation, read it calmly and slowly, with sincerity.
In the Qur’an this kalimah Tauhid is also called “Kalimah Thayyibah”, which is a good kalimah, which will give fruit to those who want to read it:
“Have you not seen how Allah has made an example of a good tree, like a good tree, with firm roots and branches reaching to the heavens, which gives its fruit in every season with the permission of its Lord. Allah has made these similitudes for the people that they may remember.” (QS. Ibrahim: 24-25)
2. TASBIH READING
Tasbih is a recitation of dhikr which contains the meaning of purifying Allah from all deficiencies. In the recitation of tasbih, there is an acknowledgment that Allah is the Most Perfect Essence and is free from deficiencies.
The recitation of tasbih is:
“Glory be to Allah.”
Usually the recitation of tasbih is coupled with the recitation of “Tahmid”‘, which is a sentence of praise to Allah and “Kalimah Tauhid” and other kalimahs, which lead to the majesty of Allah. But all of them remain in one meaning, namely purifying Allah from all lesser attributes.
As with the kalimah tauhid, the recitation of Tasbih is of great benefit. This recitation has a great influence on the soul and heart of the reader. That is why the Prophet (peace be upon him) encouraged his followers to always recite Tasbih after the five daily prayers. He would not have encouraged the recitation of “Tasbih” if it did not have a great benefit for the reader. The benefits will surely be felt by those who recite it regularly every day. Whether it is recited during free time or after prayers.
The benefits of reciting tasbih include:
- Erasing minor sins, as mentioned in the hadith: The Prophet said:
“There is no one on this earth who recites “LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAAHU WALLAAHU AKBAR WA SUBHAANALLAAAH WAL HAMDU LILLAAH WA LAA HAULA WA LAA OUWWATA ILLAA BILLAAHI” unless his sins are forgiven, even if they are like the foam of the sea.” (HR. Ibn Amer)
Another hadith states: The Prophet said:
“Whoever recites ‘SUBHAANALLAAH WA BI HAMDIHI’ 100 times a day will have his sins wiped out, even if they are as numerous as the foam of the sea.” (HR. Ahmad, Bukhari and Muslim)
- Being given more virtue and elevated in rank, as mentioned in the hadith: The Prophet said:
“Whoever says “SUBHAANALLAAH WAL HAMDU LIL LAAH WA LAAILAAHA ILLALLAAHU WAL LAAHU AKBAR WA LAA HAULA WA LAA OUWWATA ILLAA BILLAAHIL ‘ALIYYIL ‘AZHIIM” once, Allah writes for him 100,000 virtues and erases from him 100,000 evils and raises for him 100,000 degrees.”” (Lubaabul Hadith p. 37)
- Receiving enjoyment in Paradise, as mentioned in the hadith:
“Whoever recites ‘SUBHAANALLAAH WA BI HAMDIHI’, a date palm will be planted for him in Paradise.” (HR. Ibn Hibban and Hakim)
- Expediting the flow of rizgi, as mentioned in the hadith: The Prophet said:
“Tasbeeh attracts blessings.” (Lubaabul Hadith, p. 37)
- Obtaining all that is desired, as mentioned in the hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him):
“Whoever has a desire for a creature (anyone), then let him stand on his right and let him recite the words, namely: “SUBHAANALLAAH WAL HAMDU LILLAAH WA LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAAHU WALLAAHU AKBAR WA LAA HAULA WA LAA QUWWATA ILLAA BIL LAAHIL’ALIYYIL ‘AZHIM.” By the right of my Lord, no slave will utter these words except that Allah will grant him what he has asked for, whether it has to do with the affairs of this world or the Hereafter. And he will not die until he first sees his place in Paradise.” (This is mentioned in Riyaadhish shaalihiin)
- Relieving disappointment, as mentioned in the hadith:
“Ka’b ibn Ujrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “A prayer that is always recited after prayer that will not disappoint the one who recites it or performs it after every arduous prayer: 33 times of glorifying, and 33 times of glorifying, and 34 times of saying Takbir.” (HR Muslim)
- The same as giving in charity, as mentioned in the hadith:
“From. Abu Dzarrin (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said: “Every morning from each of your limbs (can) issue charity, so every recitation of tasbih is charity, every recitation of tahmid is charity, every recitation of tahlil (Laa ilaaha illallaah) is charity, every recitation of takbir is charity, ‘ advocating good is charity, and preventing the evil is also charity. And two raka’ats of the dhuha prayer are sufficient for all of them.” (HR Muslim)
From the above information, we can be sure that the recitation of Tasbih is very noble. It is not worth it if we read it in vain, without reading it. Because we will get several benefits, especially getting happiness in this world and the hereafter.
Recite Tasbih every day especially after the five daily prayers at least 33 times. Taking the time to recite Tasbeeh 33 times is very easy and light. From the various forms of Tasbeeh recitation mentioned in the hadiths above, it is permissible to choose to recite Tasbeeh that is concise and easy to memorize, because all of them basically have the same glory and benefits.
The recitation of Tasbih is easy and light, but it has great benefits, is loved by Allah and adds weight to the scales of virtue. The Prophet said:
“Two kalimahs, light on the tongue, heavy on the scales (of virtue) and loved by Allah, the Most Rahman, are “SUBHAANALLAAH WA BIHAMDIHI, SUBHAANALLAAHIL ‘AZHIIM'” (Glory be to Allah with all His praise and Glory be to Allah, the Most Great).” (Muttafaq ‘alaih)
There are many verses in the Qur’an that encourage believers to recite Tasbih every morning and evening. Allah says:
“That you may believe in Allah and His Messenger, strengthen Him, magnify Him. And glorify Him in the morning and in the evening.” (QS. Al Fath: 9)
3. RECITATION OF ISTIGHFAR
Istighfar is a recitation that contains a request to Allah so that all sins and wrongdoings will be forgiven by Him. Of course, the recitation of istighfar must be accompanied by efforts to prevent oneself from all kinds of sins.
The form of recitation of “Istighfar” is:
“I ask forgiveness from Allah the Great.”
And there are many more forms of recitation of “Istighfar” where the main meaning is the request to Allah from all sins.
Given that no one in this world is free from sin, it is very important to recite “Istighfar”. Almost every day we commit sins, whether intentionally or unintentionally. These sins keep piling up. The more days pass, the more the sins pile up. If the sins keep piling up without any effort to reduce them, it will definitely have negative consequences on ourselves. These effects include a dirty heart that seems to live in darkness, always restless and full of doubt.
“It is not so; in fact, what they seek to do closes their hearts.” (QS. Muthaffifiin: 14)
To reduce these sins, every Muslim should always recite “Istighfar” every day during free time or at night after the night prayer. There are many benefits and advantages of reciting “Istighfar” regularly every day, among others:
- His sins are forgiven, as mentioned in the hadith:
“Ibn Mas’ud reported that the Messenger of Allah said: Whoever recites “ASTAGHFTIRULLAAH AL LADZII LAA ILAAHA ILLAA HUWAL HAYYULQAYYUUMU WA ATUUBU ILAIH” (I ask forgiveness of Allah, the One of whom there is no God except Him, the One who lives, who takes care of all affairs, and I repent to Him), his sins will be forgiven, even if he had actually fled from the battle (because fleeing from the battlefield against the disbelievers is a major sin).” (HR Abu Dawud and Turmudzi)
Another hadith states: The Prophet said:
“There is a cure for every disease, and the cure for every sin is Istighfar.” (HR. Ad-Dailami from ‘Ali)
- To facilitate the flow of wealth, as mentioned in the hadith:
The Prophet said:
“Repeating istighfar can attract rizqi.” (Lubaabul Hadith p. 34)
In another hadith it is mentioned:
“Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: “I heard the Messenger of Allah saying: “When you pray Fajr, then make istighfar.” We said: “O Messenger of Allah, teach us something for which we can seek forgiveness from Allah.” So he said: “Say by you: “ALLAAHUMMA INNAA NASTAGHFIRUKA WA NATUUBU ILAIKA MIN KULLI DZANBIN ‘ALIMNAAHU AU LAM NA’LAMHU” (O Allah, verily we ask You for forgiveness and I repent to You from all sins that we know or do not know) at night and day. Whoever perseveres in this (by reciting istighfar), Allah will open the doors of sustenance for him and close the doors of all doors of poverty.” (This is from Riyadhus Shalihiin)
- Relieving distress and avoiding hardship. This is mentioned in the hadith:
“Ibn Abbas reported that he said: “The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “Whoever always persists in asking for forgiveness, Allah will make for him a way out of every difficulty and a way out of every hardship, and Allah will give him sustenance from an unexpected direction.” (HR. Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah)
- Guaranteed to be among the people of Paradise, as mentioned in the hadith:
“The most excellent recitation of istighfar is when you say: “ALLAAHUMMA ANTA RABBEE -LAA ILAAHA ILLAA ANTA KHALAOQTANI WA ANA “ABDUKA WA ANA ‘ALAA ‘AHDIKA WA’DIKA MASTATHA’TU A’UUDZU BIKA MIN SYARRI MAA SHANA’TU ABUU-U LAKA BI NI’MATIKA ‘ALAYYA WA ABUU-U LAKA BI DZANBII FAGHFIRLII FA INNAHUU LAA YAGHFIRUDZ DZUNUUBA ILLAAANTA” (O Allah, You are my Lord, there is no God to be worshipped but You, whom You have loved. And I am Your servant, I am on Your covenant, I am on Your promise as long as I am able. I seek refuge in You from the evil that I have done, I return to You with Your abundant pleasure to me, I return to You with my sins, so forgive me, for surely no one can forgive all sins except You). . Whoever recites it during the day with conviction, and dies on that day before evening, he will be a member of Paradise. And whoever recites it at night, believing in it, and dies before dawn, he is a member of Paradise.” (Reported by Ahmad, Bukhari and Nasai from Shaddad bin ‘Aus)
So great are the benefits of reciting Istighfar from the various forms of Istighfar recitation, so it is appropriate that all Muslims always read it diligently. Recite it every morning and evening, especially in the middle of the night after the circumcision prayer of hajat or tahajjud prayer. Such times are more suitable for facing Allah with a solemn heart without being bothered by worldly activities.
“Verily, the pious are in gardens (of Paradise) and in springs of water, taking what their Lord has given them. Verily, they were before that in the worldly life good doers. They slept very little at night. And at the end of the night they ask forgiveness (of Allah).” (QS. Adz Dzaariyaat. 15-18)
4. RECITATION OF HAUQALAH
The recitation of “Hauqalah” is a recitation that contains the meaning of acknowledging that all the power, efforts and strength of all creatures in this universe will be meaningless except with the power of Allah. Only Allah has the power and strength to carry out His will. Humans, on the other hand, make no effort and endeavor.
Therefore, the person who likes to dhikr with the recitation of “Hauqalah” and absorbs its meaning, he will be prevented from being arrogant, proud of himself and others. It is as if he recognizes that what he has achieved is his own efforts and efforts, apart from Allah. But this is not the case. Because humans cannot attract benefit for themselves and reject harm from themselves as well.
“Say: I have no power to attract benefit for myself nor to repel harm except what Allah wills.” (QS. Al A’raaf: 188)
The recitation of “Hauqalah” is:
“There is no power and no strength except with Allah, the Most Sublime, the Most Great.” The Prophet strongly encouraged his followers to recite “Hauqalah”. He strongly emphasized on it because by reciting “Hauqalah”, it means that some benefits will definitely be obtained. Some of these benefits include:
- Relieving distress and sadness.
- It is a plant of paradise that he himself will one day pluck.
- It is a cure for all kinds of diseases.
- Maintain enjoyment.
- Be kept away from poverty.
This is mentioned in the book “Ak HUSHUUNUL MANII’AH” by Muhammad ‘Alawy Al Maliki Al Hasani regarding the benefits for the one who recites “Hauqalah”. It is also mentioned in a hadith:
“LAA HAULA WA LAA QUWWATA ILLAA BILLAAH” is the cure for 99 diseases, while the easiest (can cure) distress.” (HR. Ibn Dunyaa from Abi Hurairah)
Understanding the hadith above, we are increasingly convinced that the recitation of “Hauqalah” is a very powerful inner medicine, 99 diseases can be cured by reading it. At least all the distress that has always afflicted him can disappear by itself, replaced by an atmosphere of joy. It is in this joyful atmosphere that all diseases will disappear, because in essence the disease comes because of the feeling of always being sad and difficult. On the other hand, people who are always in joy, then the immune system becomes strong, not easily attacked by disease.
So great are the benefits contained in the recitation of “Hauqalah” that it is recommended for every Muslim to recite it 40 times a day. By practicing it continuously, Insha Allah, God will always give His grace and mercy every day and keep that person away from poverty, destitution and misery.
5. RECITATION OF HAMDALAH
The recitation of “Hamdalah” is an utterance that contains praise to Allah as gratitude and thanks for the blessings that He has bestowed. The common forms of recitation are:
“Praise be to Allah.”
And it is even more perfect if it is said by reciting:
“Praise be to Allah, the Lord of Hosts.”
Everyone realizes that they always receive blessings from Allah, whether they feel it or not. That pleasure must be grateful in any way, so that the pleasure remains eternal. But the common and easy way to do it is to say hamdalah. By reading hamdalah, it means that in the heart has been embedded a belief that Allah is the one who is entitled to receive all praise. Because in essence what has been received every day by humans in the form of pleasure is from Allah alone, not from anyone.
So it is a must for every Muslim to always say “Hamdalah” as a deep gratitude to Allah at every time and place, especially after the fard prayers. Recite it at least 33 times.
Mentioned in the hadith:
“Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet said: Whoever glorifies Allah (recites SUBHAANALLAAH) 33 times, praises Allah (recites AL HAMDU LILLAAH) 33 times, recites takbir to Allah (recites ALLAAHU AKBAR) 33 times, Then he said for the perfection of his hundred LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAAHU WAHDAHU LAA SYARIIKA LAHU LAHUL MULKU WA LAHUL HAMDU WA HUWA ‘ALAA KULLI SYAI-IN QADIIR (There is no God but the One Allah, there is no partner for Him, and to Him belongs all praise. He is over all powerful), then his sins will be forgiven, even if they are as numerous as the foam of the sea.” (HR Muslim)
There is no doubt that the person who always recites “Hamdalah” will benefit greatly from the blessings contained therein. In addition to the reader being forgiven of his sins as mentioned in the hadith above, he will also gain great benefits, including:
- Getting a blessing in all the affairs that are done. To get the blessing of every good business that is being carried out must begin with the recitation of “AL HAMDU LILLAAH”, as well as at the end of the business being done it must end with the recitation of “AL HAMDU LILLAAH.” Insha Allah, all these affairs will bring blessings and be blessed by Allah. It is mentioned in the hadith:
“Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet said: Any important (good) business that does not begin with “AL HAMDU LILLAAH.” (Praise be to Allah), its blessings or mercy will be cut off.” (Abu Dawud and others)
- The more favors received from Allah. Allah guarantees His servants who are willing to be grateful for His favors by bestowing them more and more.
As mentioned in His words:
“And (remember) when your Lord said: “Indeed, if you give thanks, We will increase (blessings) to you, and if you deny (My blessings), then surely My punishment is very severe.” (QS. Ibrahim: 7)
- Gain the pleasure of Allah, as mentioned in the hadith:
“Anas reported that he said: The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: Verily, Allah is pleased with the one who eats food and says “AL HAMDU LILLAAH” over it and drinks drink and says “AL HAMDU LIL LAAH” over it.” (HR Muslim)
- Causing the permanence of the pleasure received, as mentioned in the hadith:
“Reciting “Hamdalah” for a blessing is security against its loss.” (HR. Dailami from Umar)
5, Receive glory in heaven.
Any person who is always patient by saying “ALHAMDU LILLAAH” when afflicted with calamity, then it is provided for him a noble place in heaven.
It is mentioned in the hadith:
“Abu Musa Al Ash’ary reported that the Messenger of Allah said: “When a child dies, Allah says to His angels: “Have you taken away the soul of My servant’s son?” They say: “Yes.” Then He says: “Have you taken away the spirit of the fruit of his heart?” They said: “Yes.” Then He said: “What does My servant say?” They said: “He has praised You (saying AL HAMDU LIL LAAH) and said “INNAA LILLAAHI WA INNAA ILAHI RAAJI’UUN (Verily we belong to Allah and verily only to Him shall we return).” So Allah Ta’ala said: “Build for My servant a house in Paradise and call it Baitul Hamdi.” (HR. Turmudz)
And there are many more hadiths that mention the glory of reading “HAMDALAH.” As long as we always say “HAMDALAH” in our daily lives, Allah will increase His favor upon us. Presumably there is not a single Muslim who does not desire the bounty of Allah. And the bounty of Allah can only be achieved if we are always grateful for the moment, especially after the obligatory prayers, at least 33 times.
Praise Allah as much as possible by saying “ALHAMDU LILLAAHI RABBIL ‘AALAMIIN” while the meaning is presented when reading, there will be a beautiful feeling, full of resignation and delicacy that has a great effect on the human body and soul. This feeling is more delicious than all the pleasures in this world, more delicious than the wealth given to us.
In the book Nawadirul Ushul there is mention of a hadith narrated from Anas, the Prophet said:
“If the world and all the wealth that is on it were given into the hands of one of my people, and he said: “AL HAMDU LILLAAHI”, the word “AL HAMDU LILLAAH” would be more valuable than all the wealth.”
6. SALAM READING
Salam is a greeting for Muslims that contains a prayer for prosperity. Saying “SALAM” to fellow Muslims is Sunnah, while answering it is highly recommended and some even say obligatory. The usual forms of greeting are:
“Peace be upon you.” But the saying: “The perfect greeting is:
“May salvation remain at the ease of Allah’s mercy and blessings.”
The greeting “Salam” for Muslims has a very important meaning. Not only because it contains a prayer for prosperity, but more than that. From the greeting “Salam” it will be seen syi’ar Islam everywhere. While the sense of brotherhood among Muslims will be seen clearly. That is why the greeting of “Salam” is recommended for fellow Muslims. Especially when you consider that “Salam” is one of the names of Allah. In fact, mentioning the names of Allah is a very noble work. As mentioned in the hadith:
“Abdillah ibn Mas’ud (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “AS SALAM is the name of: the names of Allah, so celebrate salam among yourselves.”
Saying “Salam” among Indonesian Muslims is not as popular as saying “Good morning” and the like. Yet by making a habit of saying “Salam” to fellow Muslims, it means that he has practiced the sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH. and at the same time get closer to Allah. Moreover, by making it a habit to give “Salam” to fellow Muslims, his authority will increase and be loved by many people and avoid hostility.
There are many more benefits and virtues of saying “Salam.”
The benefits and virtues include:
- Receive glory and mercy from Allah, as the Prophet said:
“Verily, the noblest of men (in terms of His mercy and grace) in the sight of Allah, is the one who begins with the greeting of peace.” (HR. Abu Dawud from Abu Umamah)
- Educate oneself to be humble (tawadhu’). In a hadith it is mentioned:
“The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “The foundation of humility (tawadhu’) is to begin with the greeting of peace.” (Lubaabul p. 30)
- Strengthening the bonds of brotherhood, as the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
“The greeting is a tribute to our religion (because it can lead to the perpetuation of affection among greeters) and is a testimony to our loyalty. (Lubaabul Hadith p. 31)
The words of Allah Ta’ala:
“When you are honored with a tribute, then return the tribute with something better than it, or return the tribute (with something similar). Indeed, “Allah always makes an account of everything.” (QS. An Nisa’: 86)
- Paving the way to heaven, as mentioned in the hadith:
“Ibn Salam (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that he said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah say: “O people, make peace, give charity and pray during the night (when) people are sleeping, then you will enter Paradise.” (Durratun Naashihin, p. 55)
The manner of greeting is that the one who is walking greets the one who is sitting, the one who is riding greets the one who is walking, and one of the group greets the group as a whole.
Make it a habit to greet your fellow Muslims. There is no need to be hesitant or shy. Indeed, every good deed must have many obstacles. But behind it Allah will provide some great benefits and benefits.
Consider the words of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), narrated by Imam Muslim and Abu Dawud from Abu Hurairah, who said:
“You will not enter Paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Shall I show you something that if you practice it you will love one another? (Namely): Make peace between yourselves.” (HR. Muslim)
III. 25 TIPS TO OPEN THE DOOR OF BLESSINGS
1. FEAR ALLAH
“Whoever fears Allah, Allah makes his affairs easy.” (QS. ath-Thalaq: 4)
That is, whoever fears Allah by obeying His commands and forsaking His prohibitions, then the affairs of His commands, then the affairs of this world and the hereafter will be easy. Allah says:
“Whoever does righteous deeds, whether male or female, while believing, we will give him a good life.” (OS: An-Nahl: 97) That is, a life filled with pleasure and qana’ah.
Allah also said:
“Whoever fears Allah, He will surely make a way out for him and provide for him from where he does not expect.” (QS. Ath-Thalaq: 2-3)
That is, whoever fears Allah’s punishment by obeying His commands, avoiding His prohibitions and staying within the boundaries that Allah has outlined for His servants and not violating them, then Allah makes a way out for him from the various shocks and calamities that he experiences. “And gave him sustenance from an unsuspected direction.” That is, from a direction that never crossed his mind and was never in his calculations.
Abul Aliyah commented, “It means to get out of everything that makes people feel difficult.”
It is mentioned in a hadeeth of Ibn ‘Abbas, who said, “It means saving him from every difficulty, both in this world and in the Hereafter.” (Narrated by Ibn al-Mundzir and Ibn Abi Hatim)
It was narrated from Jabir that he commented, “This verse (QS. Ath-Thalag: 2-3) was revealed because of a man from Banu Ashja’ who was poor and weak, hardworking and had many families to support. He came to the Messenger of Allah and he said, “Fear Allah and be patient!” Not long after, one of his sons came with a goat that he had taken from the enemy who had captured him. The man went to the Messenger of Allah, asked for the goat and told him the story, and he said, “Eat it.” Then the verse was revealed, “Whoever fears Allah, He will surely make a way out for him…” (Hadeeth by Hakim, but considered dha’if by Adh-Dzahabi)
It was narrated from Ibn Abbas that he said, “Auf bin Malik Al-Ashja’i came to the Messenger of Allah and said: “O Messenger of Allah, my son is captured by the enemy and his mother is sad. What do you command me?” The Messenger of Allah advised, “I command you and your wife to say la quwwata illa billah. When he got home, his wife said, “That is indeed the best command he has given you. So they both repeated the phrase. One day the enemy caught their son off guard, and he ran away while herding their flock to his father. So the words of Allah were revealed: “Whoever fears Allah, He will surely make a way out for him.” (HR. Ibn Mardawaih)
Ash-Shawukani said: “There is another narration that corroborates the above hadeeth. It was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah that with regard to this verse, she said: “It will suffice him from the sorrow and anxiety of this world.” (Ibn Abi Hatim)
It was narrated from Abu Dhar that he said, “The Messenger of Allah recited this verse: ‘Whoever fears Allah, He will make a way out for him and provide for him from where he does not expect. ‘ He kept repeating it until I became sleepy, then he said: ‘O Abu Dhar, if all the people took this verse, it would be enough for them.'” (Reported by Ahmad, and authenticated by Baihagi, Ibn Mardawaih and Abu Nu’aim)
It is said that a man wrote a letter to one of his brothers. He told him, “I advise you to fear Allah, for piety is the best of what you keep secret and the most beautiful of what you show, and the best of your savings. May Allah help us to do so and grant us and you the reward he has kept secret.”
Another wrote, “I advise you and ourselves to be pious. Because piety is the best provision for the Hereafter and also when in this world. Make piety your path to every good deed, and your refuge from every evil deed. Allah has guaranteed that those who practice it will be safe from what they fear, and will provide for them from where they do not expect.”
A man said to Yunus bin Ubaid, “Advise me.” Yunus said, “I advise you to fear Allah and do good deeds, for Allah is with those who fear and do good deeds.”
“If the people of the countries had believed and feared, We would have bestowed upon them blessings from the heavens and the earth, but they denied Our verses, so We punished them for their deeds.” (QS. Al-A’raf: 96)
Piety is faith, guidance, virtue, beneficial knowledge and righteous deeds. The basis of piety is that a servant knows what he should fear and fears it. The base of piety is performing obligations and avoiding prohibitions. If a person is consistent in doing what is Sunnah and avoiding what is makruh, his piety towards Allah is perfect.
Another definition of piety is as stated by Talq bin Habib, “You obey Allah based on the light (guidance) from Allah and hope for Allah’s reward. You abandon disobedience to Allah based on the light from Allah and fear Allah’s punishment.” It was narrated from Abu Darda’ that he said, “The perfection of piety is when a slave fears Allah to the extent that he fears Him in the slightest matter, and to the extent that he abandons something that he thinks is lawful for fear that it is haraam, so that it becomes a barrier between him and “haraam things.””
So, a person will not reach the level of the pious until he abandons something that is not forbidden in order to be wary of something that is forbidden. The one who guards himself and the things that are doubtful has cleansed his religion and his honor. In a hadith it is stated:
“Fear Allah wherever you are. Follow a sin with a virtue, and the virtue will erase it. And, associate with people with good manners. ” (HR. Tirmidhi)
Tirmidhi stated that the hadeeth is hasan.
2. PUT YOUR TRUST IN ALLAH
Among the reasons for the bestowal of blessings is to put one’s trust in Allah and rely on Him.
The scholars – may Allah reward them with the best of rewards – have explained the meaning of tawakkal. Among them is Imam Al-Ghazali, who said: “Tawakkal is the reliance of the heart on the representative alone.”
Al-Allamah Al-Manawi said: “Tawakkal is showing weakness and relying on the one who is tawakkali.”
Explaining the meaning of tawakkal to Allah with true tawakkal, Al-Mulla Ali Al-Qori said: “You should know that there is no one who acts in this realm of existence except Allah, and that everything that exists, be it creation or sustenance, giving or forbidding, harm or benefit, poverty or wealth, sickness or health, life or death and everything that is referred to as something that exists, all of it is from Allah.”
Imam Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, Ibn Al-Mubarak, Ibn Hibban, Al-Hakim, Al-Qudha’i, and Al-Baghawi narrated from Umar bin Khaththab (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said:
“Indeed, if you had put your trust in Allah with true trust, you would have been provided for as the birds are provided for. They leave in the morning hungry, and return in the evening full.”
In this noble hadith, the Prophet, speaking with revelation, explains that if a person puts his trust in Allah with true trust, Allah will provide for him as He provides for the birds. How could this not be, for he has put his trust in the One Who is the Ever-Living, Who never dies. Therefore, whoever puts his trust in Him, Allah will provide for him. Allah says:
“And whoever puts his trust in Allah, Allah will provide for him. Verily, Allah carries out His will. Indeed, Allah has made provision for every thing.” (QS. ath-Thalaq: 3)
Interpreting the verse, Ar-Rabi’ ibn Kutsaim said: “(Sufficient) is every thing that makes man narrow.”
Some believers say: “If those who put their trust in Allah will be provided for, then why should we get tired, try and earn a living. Isn’t it enough to sit back and be lazy, then our provision will come from the sky?”
This statement shows the ignorance of the one who said it about the nature of tawakkal. Our noble Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) has likened the one who relies on Allah and is provided for to a bird that goes out in the morning to earn a living and returns in the evening, even though the bird has nothing to rely on, be it trade, farming, manufacturing or any other occupation. It goes out armed with tawakkal to Allah, the One and Only, on whom it depends. And indeed the scholars – may Allah reward them with the best of good – have warned against this. Among them is Imam Ahmad, who said: “There is nothing in this hadeeth to indicate that it is permissible to give up striving, rather it indicates that it is necessary to seek provision. So what the hadeeth means is that if they had put their trust in Allah in their departure, arrival and endeavor, and they had known that good is in His Hand, then they would not have returned except in safety, like the birds.”
Imam Ahmad was asked about a man who would sit in his house or mosque and say, ‘I do not want to do any work until my provision comes to me’. So he said, He is a man who does not know knowledge. Indeed the Prophet said:
“Verily Allah has made my sustenance through my arrows.”
And he said:
“If you put your trust in Allah with true trust, Allah will surely provide for you as He provides for the birds that leave in the morning hungry and return in the evening full.”
The hadith says that the birds leave early in the morning and return late in the afternoon in search of sustenance.
Imam Ahmad further said: “The Companions also traded and worked with their date palms. And they are our examples”.
Shaykh Abu Hamid said: “Perhaps someone thinks that the meaning of tawakkal is to abandon physical work, abandon planning with the mind and throw oneself on the ground like a piece of cloth thrown down, or like meat on an anvil where meat is cut. This is what people think
– foolish people. All of this is forbidden according to sharee’ah. Shari’ah praises the one who is trustworthy. How then, can any degree of elevation in religion be attained by doing things that are forbidden by religion?”
The true meaning of this is that we can say, “The effect of trusting in Allah is seen in the movements and efforts of the servant when working to achieve his goals”‘.
Imam Abul Oasim Al-Ousyairi said: “Know that tawakkal lies in the heart. As for outward movement, it does not contradict the tawakkal that is in the heart after a person believes that provision comes from Allah. If there is hardship, it is because of His fate, and if there is ease, it is because of His ease.”
Among those that show that submission to Allah does not mean abandoning effort is what was narrated by Imam Ibn Hibban and Imam Al-Hakim from Ja’far bin Amr bin Umayyah from his father, who said:
“A man said to the Prophet, ‘Shall I untie my camel and (then) put my trust in it?’ The Prophet said: ‘Tie it up and then put your trust in it’.”
And in the narration of Al-Qudha’i it is mentioned:
“Amr bin Umayyah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: ‘I asked: “O Messenger of Allah, do I tie up my camel and then put my trust in Allah, or do I let it go and then put my trust in Allah?” He replied: “Tie up your camel and then put your trust in Allah.”‘”
The conclusion of this discussion is that tawakkal does not mean abandoning effort. Indeed, every Muslim is obliged to labor, strive and try to earn a living. However, he should not rely on his fatigue, hard work and effort; rather he should believe that all affairs belong to Allah and that provision is from Him alone.
3. GIVING THANKS TO GOD
“Remember when your Lord said, If you give thanks, We will surely increase (blessings) to you, and if you deny (My blessings), then My punishment is very severe” (QS. Ibrahim: 7).
Allah conditioned the increase in blessings on gratitude. The increase from Him is endless, just as when His gratitude does not cease, Allah mentions the reward for gratitude absolutely, as in His words, “We will reward those who are grateful.” (QS. Ali Imran: 45)
“And He said: . “And Allah rewards those who give thanks.” (QS. Ali Imran: 44)
Umar bin Abdul Aziz said, “Bind the blessings of Allah by thanking Him. Because gratitude is the binding of blessings and the cause of added blessings.”
It was narrated from ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib that he once said to a man from Hamadzan, “Enjoyment is closely related to gratitude. Gratitude is closely related to the increase of blessings. The two are a single goddess that continues to merge. So, the increase of blessings from Allah will never be cut off until gratitude is cut off from a servant.” (HR. Ibn Abid Dunya)
It was narrated from Sufyan that regarding the words of Allah:
“We will draw them gradually to destruction from a direction they do not know.” (QS. Al Qalam: 4)
He said, “The term istidraj (drawing them gradually towards destruction) is being given various pleasures, but being prevented from giving thanks.”
Some scholars said, “The meaning of Istidraj is that every time they commit a sin, Allah says a favor for them.”
Know that half of faith is patience, while the other half is gratitude. Gratitude is closely related to the heart, the tongue, and the limbs. Gratitude revolves around acknowledging blessings with the heart, conveying them outwardly with the tongue, and then using them to obey Allah. Therefore, if a blessing arises or a calamity is removed, you should prostrate yourself in gratitude to Allah. Whoever says alhamdu lillah (praise be to Allah) has done much.
Al-Hasan said, “Allah does not give a favor to a servant, and then the servant says hamdalah, but what Allah gives will be more than what he will take away. And if you get something you like, say, al-hamdu lillah alladzi bi ni’matihi tatimmush-shalihat (all praise be to Allah, by whose favor various good things are perfectly achieved), and if you find something you dislike, then say: al-hamdu lillahi ‘ala kulli hal (praise be to Allah, whatever the circumstances).”
4. WORSHIP ALLAH COMPLETELY
Among the keys to blessings is worshipping Allah completely.
One should not think that what is meant by worshipping fully is to abandon the business of earning a living and sit in the mosque all day and night. Rather what is meant -wallahu a’lulah- is that one should worship with one’s heart and body, and humble oneself before Allah, the Almighty, and realize (in one’s heart) the greatness of Allah, and truly feel that one is addressing Allah, the all-powerful and all-determining. This is worship as mentioned in a hadith.
“You should worship Allah as if you see Him. If you do not see Him then surely He sees you.”
Do not be among those whose bodies are in the mosque, but their hearts are in the mosque.
Explaining the Prophet’s words:
“Worship Me completely.” Al-Mulla ‘Ali al-Qari said, “The meaning is to make your heart completely devoted to the worship of your Lord.”
There are a number of texts that indicate that worshipping
complete submission to Allah is among the keys to sustenance. Some of these texts include:
- The hadith narrated by Imam Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and Al-Hakim from Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: |
“Verily, Allah Almighty says: ‘O son of Adam, worship Me completely, and I will fill your heart in your chest with wealth and fulfill your needs. If you do not, then I will fill your hands with busyness and I will not fulfill your needs (to people).””
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) explains that Allah promises those who worship Him fully two rewards, and threatens those who do not worship Him fully with wealth and fulfillment of their needs. The two punishments are that Allah fills the hands of the one who does not worship Him fully with various occupations, and he is unable to fulfill his needs, so he remains in need of people.
- Hadith narrated by Imam al-Hakim from Ma’qal ibn Yasar (may Allah be pleased with him).
The Prophet said:
“Your Lord said, ‘O son of Adam, worship Me fully, then I will fill your heart with wealth and I will fill your hands with provision. O son of Adam, do not stay away from Me, so that I fill your heart with poverty and I fill your hands with busyness.”
In this noble hadith, the noble Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), speaking from revelation, informs us about the promise of Allah, which no one fulfills better than Him, of two types of rewards for the one who truly worships Allah to the fullest. Namely, Allah will fill his heart with wealth and his hands with provision.
Just as the Prophet (peace be upon him) also warned of Allah’s threat to the one who shuns Him with two types of punishment. That is, Allah will fill his heart with poverty and his hands with busyness.
And everyone knows, whoever has his heart enriched by the One Who gives wealth, will never be approached by poverty forever. And whoever has his hands filled with provision by the One Who is the Bestower of wealth and the Mighty, he will never be bankrupt forever. On the other hand, whoever has his heart filled with poverty by the All-Powerful and All-Determining, no one will be able to make him rich. And whoever is preoccupied by the All-Powerful and All-Compelling, no one will be able to give him free time.
5. PERFORMING HAJJ, THEN FOLLOWING IT UP WITH UMRAH
Performing Hajj, followed by Umrah, is one of the reasons for making one’s life easier, contrary to what some people think. This is proven by fact. But before that the shar’i texts indicated what we are saying. Among them is the hadeeth narrated by ‘Abdullāh ibn Mas’ud that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“Follow Hajj with ‘Umrah, for both remove disbelief and sins as the smith removes the impurities of iron, gold and silver. And there is no reward for a successful Hajj other than Paradise.” (narrated by Nasai and Tirmidhi, who also authenticated it)
It was narrated from Jabir that the Messenger of Allah said:
“This house (Kaaba) is the pillar of Islam. Whoever goes to this house, whether as a pilgrim or an emigrant, is guaranteed by Allah. If Allah kills him, He will surely admit him to Paradise. And if Allah brings him back, He brings him back with rewards and spoils.” (HR Ibn Juraih with isnad hasan)
Hajj and Umrah are places that provide opportunities to achieve goodness in this world and the hereafter. It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet said, “Those who perform Hajj and Umrah are guests of Allah. If they pray to Him, He will grant them. If they ask Him for forgiveness, He will forgive them.” (HR. Nasai, Ibn Majah, Ibn Khuzaimah and Ibn Hibban)
Hajj is obligatory once in a lifetime. For those who want to add it, it is Sunnah. It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that he said, “The Messenger of Allah once delivered a sermon to us, saying, ‘O people, Allah has made Hajj obligatory for you, so perform it.’ Suddenly someone asked, ‘Is it every year, O Messenger of Allah?” He remained silent until the man asked three times. Then he said, ‘If I had said “yes” it would have become obligatory, and you would not have been able to do it.’ He continued, ‘Leave what I have left for you, for what destroyed the people before you was that they asked many questions and contradicted their Prophet. If I command you something, do it to the best of your ability. And if I forbid you something, leave it.” (HR. Bukhari and Muslim)
The statement that Hajj is obligatory once in a lifetime does not deny the permissibility of repeating it, when it is feasible to do so. It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah said:
“Umrah to the next Umrah is an expiation of sins between them, and a successful Hajj has no reward but Paradise.” (HR. Bukhari and Muslim)
‘Ā’ishah said, “So I did not leave Hajj after I heard this hadith from the Messenger of Allah. I also heard him say, “But the best jihad is Hajj mabrur.” (HR. Bukhari and Muslim)
Another narration reads, “But the best and most beautiful jihad…etc.”
In general, Hajj and unrah are better than giving charity to the poor and needy, as Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah said: Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “My comment is that Hajj is better than giving charity and supporting the poor.” Earlier he was asked: What do the scholars say about a person who is blessed by Allah with wealth, then he goes for Hajj and ‘Umrah, so that he is moved with joy because of his longing for the Messenger of Allah? Do you think that Hajj is better than giving priority to the poor?”
Among the doors of blessings is silaturrahim.
The meaning of “ar-rahim” is close relatives. Al-Hafizh Ibn Hajar said: “Ar-rahim” generally refers to close relatives. There is a line of descent between them, whether they inherit or not, and whether they are mahrams or not.”
According to another opinion, they are maharim (close relatives who are forbidden to marry) only.
The first opinion is stronger, because according to the second restriction, the children of uncles and the children of aunts are not close relatives because they are not among those who are forbidden to marry, but this is not the case.
Silaturrahim, as said by Al-Mulla Ali Al-Qari is a kinayah (expression / insinuation) about doing good to close relatives – both by lineage and marriage – being gentle and loving them and taking care of their situation.
Several hadeeths and atsar indicate that Allah swt. has made ties of kinship among the causes of abundant provision. Among these hadeeths and atsar are:
- Imam Al-Bukhari narrated from Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said, ‘I heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) say:
“Whoever is pleased to have his provision expanded and his death delayed (prolonged life), let him establish ties of kinship.”
- Another proof is the hadith narrated by Imam Al-Bukhari from Anas bin Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said:
“Whoever likes to have his provision expanded and his age prolonged, let him establish ties of kinship.”
In the noble hadith above, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) explains that silaturrahim results in two things: abundance of sustenance and increased age.
This is an open offer made by the most truthful and honest of God’s creatures, who speaks from revelation, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). So whoever wants the above two fruits
He should sow the seeds of that which is silaturrahim (friendship). So much so, that Imam al-Bukhari titled the two hadiths “Chapter on the One Whose Fortune is Expanded by Sincerity”. That is, with the cause of silaturrahim. | Imam Ibn Hibban also narrated the hadeeth of Anas bin Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) in his Sahih book and he entitled it: “Information About the Good Life and the Many Blessings in Rizki for the One Who Establishes Silaturrahim.”
- Another proof is the hadith narrated by Imam Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi and Al-Hakim from Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him), where the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: ,
“Learn about your lineages so that you can establish ties of kinship. For indeed, ties of kinship are the cause of love for one’s family, wealth and age.”
In this noble hadith the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) explains that this friendship results in three things, one of which is that it is the cause of much wealth.
- Another proof is the hadeeth narrated by Imam ‘Abdullah ibn Ahmad, Al-Bazzar and Ath-Thabrani from ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: ‘
“Whoever wishes to have his life prolonged and his provision expanded and to be spared a bad death should fear Allah and establish good relations.”
In this noble hadith, the truthful and trustworthy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) describes three benefits that are realized for a person who has two qualities, piety towards Allah and establishing ties of kinship.
And one of the three benefits is breadth of fortune.
- Another proof is the narration of Imam al-Bukhari from ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:
“Whoever believes in his Lord and establishes ties of kinship will have his life lengthened and his provision increased and his family will love him.”
- So great is the influence of ties of kinship in the development of wealth and the avoidance of poverty, that even sinners, because of ties of kinship, their wealth can grow, increase in number and they are far away from poverty, because of the grace of Allah swt.
Imam Ibn Hibban narrated from Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet said:
“Verily, the most hastened obedience in terms of reward is ties of kinship. Even a family of sinners can have their wealth increased and their number increased if they establish ties of kinship with one another. And there is no family that has ties of kinship that is in need.”
Some people narrow the meaning of silaturrahim only to matters of wealth. This restriction is not correct. The meaning of ties of kinship is much broader than that. Silaturrahim is an effort to do good to close relatives and to ward off evil from them, whether with wealth or otherwise.
Imam Ibn Abu Jamrah said: “Friendship can be established with wealth, by providing for their needs, by repelling evil from them, with a radiant face and with prayer.”
The complete meaning of silaturrahim is to give whatever is possible to give of all forms of goodness, and to reject whatever is possible to reject of badness according to one’s ability (to close relatives).
Some people misunderstand the procedure for establishing ties of kinship with sinners. They think that having ties of kinship with them means loving and caring for them, sitting in the same room with them, eating with them and being gentle with them. This is not correct.
Everyone understands that Islam does not forbid doing good to close relatives who like to sin, even to disbelievers. Allah says:
“Allah does not forbid you to do good and to be just to those who do not fight you for religion nor drive you out of your land. Verily, Allah loves those who are just.” (QS. A-Mumtahanah: 8)
This is also mentioned in the hadeeth of Asma’ bint Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with her), who asked the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) to visit her polytheist mother. This hadeeth states, among other things:
“I said: ‘My mother is coming and she is very hopeful; should I keep in touch with her?” The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Yes, keep in touch with your mother.”
But that does not mean loving and caring for them, sitting in the same table with them. Eating with them and being gentle with the disbelievers and sinners. Allah says:
“You will not find a people who believe in Allah and the Last Day, having any affection for those who oppose Allah and His Messenger, even if they are their fathers or sons or brothers or relatives.” (QS. Al Mujadilah: 22)
The meaning of this noble verse – as mentioned by Imam Ar-Razi – is that there is no meeting between faith and love for the enemies of Allah. For if a person loves another person then it is not possible that he will love that person’s enemy.
And based on this verse, Imam Malik stated that it is permissible to be hostile to the Oadariyah and not to sit in the same table with them. .
Imam Al-Qurthubi commented on Imam Malik’s ruling: “I said, “Included in the meaning of the Oadariyah group are all those who are unjust and hostile’.”
Al-Hafizh Ibn Kathir in interpreting this noble verse said: “That is, they do not love those who oppose (Allah and His Messenger), even if they are close relatives.”
Rather, having ties of kinship with them is in an effort to prevent them from getting close to Hell and away from Paradise. However, if the circumstances indicate that achieving this goal is by cutting ties with them, then cutting ties – under these circumstances – can be categorized as silaturrahim.
In this regard, Imam Ibn Abu Jamrah said: “If they are disbelievers or sinners, then cutting ties with them for the sake of Allah is a form of friendship with them. But on condition that there has been an effort to advise and inform them, and they continue to persist. Then, it is because they do not accept the truth. Even so, they are still obliged to pray for them without their knowledge so that they will return to the straight path.
7. MARRIAGE IS ONE OF THE CAUSES OF ABUNDANT PROVISION
A marriage that is conducted in accordance with the guidance of the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah, and in which both parties intend to obey Allah, then such a marriage is one of the signs of Allah’s power and the cause of the arrival of love and affection. “Allah says:
“Among the signs of His power is that He created for you wives of your own kind, that you may tend to them and be at ease with them, and that He may establish between you love and affection. In that there are signs for the thinking people.” (QS. ArRum:21)
Allah has also made marriage a means of gaining wealth, as He says:
“Marry those who are alone among you, and those who are worthy (of marriage) of your male servants and your female servants. If they are poor, Allah will enable them by His grace. And Allah is All-Knowing.” (QS. An-Nur: 32)
Al-Ayama is the plural of ayyim, which means unmarried men, or unmarried women.
Allah also said:
“And those who are unable to marry should keep themselves chaste, so that Allah may enable them by His bounty.” (QS. An-Nur: 33)
It is said that Umar bin Khattab once commented, “It is a wonder that people do not want to seek wealth by getting married, even though Allah says, ‘If they are poor, Allah will enable them with His kumia.”
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah said:
“Three groups for whom it is Allah’s duty to help: Those who strive in the cause of Allah, slaves who want to free themselves, and married people who want to maintain chastity.” (HR. Tirmidhi)
It was narrated from Ibn Abbas that the Prophet said:
“Four things, whoever gets them then he has been given the good of the world hereafter: A grateful heart, a tongue that is always in remembrance, a body that is able to patiently endure calamities, and a wife who does not bring sin on herself and her husband’s property.” (HR. Thabrani with jayyid sanad)
| It was narrated from Tsauban that he said, “When the verse was revealed, ‘And those who store up gold and silver and do not spend it in the cause of Allah, then let them know (that they will have) a painful punishment,’ we were with the Messenger of Allah on a journey that he undertook, then some of his companions said, ‘This verse was revealed regarding gold and silver. Had we known what the good treasure was, we would have taken it.’ So the Messenger of Allah said, “The best treasure is a tongue that is always in remembrance, a heart that is always grateful, and a faithful wife who helps increase faith.”
(HR. Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah)
It was narrated from Abbdullah bin Amru bin Ash that the Messenger of Allah said:
“This world is an adornment, while the best adornment is a righteous woman (wife).” (HR Muslim)
So, marriage is a vehicle that has the potential to bring goodness and blessings -with Allah’s permission-. This is corroborated by the story of Julaibib, a poor man. Once the Prophet went to one of the Ansar houses with the aim of proposing a woman for Julaibib. But the woman’s father did not seem to like marrying his daughter to Julaibib. The daughter conveyed the process, “Please give me to the Messenger of Allah, because it is impossible for him to abandon me.” Then the Messenger of Allah prayed to his Lord to grant her abundant good and not to make her life a ruin. Later on, this woman became the most generous and wealthy Anshar householder.
8. GIVING IN THE WAY OF ALLAH
Among the other keys to wealth is spending in the way of Allah. Allah says:
“And whatever you give in charity, He will repay it.” (QS. Saba’: 39)
Shaykh Ibn Ashur said: “What is meant by charity here is charity that is recommended in Islam. Such as giving to the poor and giving in the cause of Allah to help the religion.”
There are several texts in the Holy Quran and the Ash-Sharif Hadith that indicate that the one who gives in the way of Allah will be reimbursed by Allah in this world. In addition, of course, to what Allah has provided for him of great reward in the Hereafter. Among these proofs are the following:
- The Word of God:
“And whatever you give in charity, Allah will compensate you, and He is the best Provider.” (QS. Saba’: 39)
In interpreting the above verse, Al-Hafizh Ibn Kathir said: “No matter how little you give and what Allah commands you and what He permits, He will compensate you in this world, and in the Hereafter you will be rewarded, as mentioned in the hadith….”
Imam Ar-Razi said, “The words of Allah: ‘And whatever you give in charity, Allah will compensate you,’ is the realization of the Prophet’s saying: ‘The servants are not in the morning…'” (Al-Hadith). That is because Allah is the Lord, the Most High and the Most Rich. So if He says: “Spend and I will compensate you,” then that is a promise that He will surely keep. Just as if He said: “Throw your goods into the sea and I will provide for them.”
So, whoever spends means that he has fulfilled the conditions for compensation. On the other hand, whoever does not give, his wealth will disappear and he will not be entitled to compensation. His wealth will disappear without compensation, meaning it will just vanish.
It is astonishing that if a merchant knows that some of his wealth will perish, he will sell it by way of nasi’ah (back payment), even if the buyer is poor. He would say that this is better than having the wealth slowly perish. If he does not sell it until it perishes, he will be blamed. If a well-to-do person vouches for the poor man, but he does not sell it to him, he is called a madman.
And indeed, almost everyone does this, but each does not realize that it is close to madness. Indeed, all our wealth is bound to perish. And to spend on family and children is to give a loan. All of that is under the strong guarantee of Allah, the Most High. Allah says: “And whatever you give away, He will repay it.”
Then Allah gives each person a loan, some in the form of land, gardens, mills, baths for treatment or certain benefits. For every charcoal has a job or a place from which he earns wealth. And all of it belongs to Allah. In the hands of man, property is on loan. So, it is as if these goods are a guarantee given by Allah from His provision, so that the person fully believes in Him that if he spends, Allah will definitely reimburse him. But in spite of this, he does not want to give and let his wealth just disappear without being rewarded and thanked.
In addition, Allah confirms His promise in this verse to the one who gives in charity to compensate him with (other) blessings through three affirmations. In this regard, Ibn Ashur said: “Allah confirms the promise with a conditional clause, by making the answer to the conditional clause an ismiyah number, and by giving precedence to the khabar fi’il in His words: “FAHUWA TUKHIFUHU” Thus, the promise is confirmed with three affirmations that show that Allah will indeed fulfill the promise: It also shows that giving money is something that Allah loves.
Indeed, the promise of Allah is something that is firm, sure, certain and there is no doubt that it will be realized, even without the affirmation mentioned above. So, what if the promise is affirmed with three affirmations?
- Another proof is the word of Allah:
“Satan promises (frightens) you with poverty and tells you to do evil (miserliness), while Allah promises you forgiveness from Him and bounty. And Allah is All-Wide (in His bounty) and All-Knowing.” (QS. Al-Baqarah: 268)
Interpreting this noble verse, Ibn Abbas ra, said: “Two things from Allah, and two things from Satan, “Satan promises (frightens) you with poverty.” The devil said, ‘Do not give away your wealth, keep it for yourself because we need it’. “And tells you to do evil (miserliness).”
(The two things from Allah are), “Allah promises you forgiveness from Him,” i.e. for the sins you committed, “and bounty” in the form of provision.
Al-Qadhi Ibn Athiyah interpreting this verse said: “Maghfirah (Allah’s forgiveness) is Allah’s promise that He will cover the mistakes of all His slaves in this world and in the Hereafter. While al-fadhl (bounty) is a vast provision in this world, as well as the granting of favors in the hereafter, with all that Allah has promised.
Imam Ibn Qayim al-Jauziyah in interpreting this noble verse said: “Thus, the devil’s warning that the one who spends his wealth may experience poverty is not a form of good advice to him. As for Allah, He promises His servant forgiveness of sins from Him, as well as a bounty in the form of a better replacement than what he spent, and he is multiplied by Him either in this world alone or in this world and in the Hereafter.”
- Another proof is the hadeeth narrated by Muslim from Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) in which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) told him:
“Allah Tabaraka wa Ta’ala says, ‘O son of Adam, spend, and I will spend on you.”
Allahu Akbar! How great is the assurance of one who spends in the way of Allah! How easy and straightforward is the way of getting provision! A servant spends in the way of Allah, then the One in Whose Hand is the possession of all things gives him infaq (provision). If a servant spends according to his ability, then the One Who owns the treasures of the heavens and the earth and the kingdom of all things will provide for him according to His majesty, glory and power.
Imam An-Nawawi said: “The words of Allah: ‘Spend and I will spend on you’ are the meaning of the words of Allah in the Quran: :
“And whatever you give in charity, He will compensate you.” (QS. Saba’: 39)
This verse contains an encouragement to give in various forms of goodness, as well as the good news that all of them will be reimbursed by the grace of Allah swt.
- Another proof that giving in the way of Allah is among the keys to fortune is what Imam Al-Bukhari narrated from Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet said:
“No servant is in the morning unless there are two angels who descend. One of them prays. ‘O Allah, give to the one who spends a reward for what he spends.’ The other says, ‘O Allah, grant to the one who withholds (his wealth) destruction (of his wealth)’.”
In this noble hadith, the noble Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) informs us that there is an angel who prays every day for the one who gives money to be compensated by Allah. What this means – as Al-Mulla Ali Al-Qri said – is a great compensation. That is, a good compensation, or compensation in this world and compensation in the Hereafter. This is based on the words of Allah:
“And whatever you give in charity, He will compensate you. And He is the best of providers.” (QS. Saba’: 39) :
And it is generally known that the prayers of angels are answered, because they do not pray for anyone except with His permission. Allah says: .
“And they offer no help except to those whom Allah has favored, and they are ever watchful for fear of Him.” (QS. Al-Anbiya’: 28)
- Another proof is what Imam Al-Baihagi narrated from Abu Hurairah ra. that the Prophet said:
“Spend, O Bilal! Do not be afraid of being shortchanged by the One Who Owns the Throne.”
O how strong is Allah’s assurance and bounty for those who spend in His way! Will the One Who Owns the Throne humiliate the one who spends in His way, so that he dies poor and penniless? By Allah, it will not be so!
Al-Mulla Ali-Al Qari, explaining the word “IQLAALAN” in the hadith, said: “It means being made poor and having nothing.” It means, “Are you afraid of being wasted by the One who manages all affairs from the heavens to the earth?” In other words, “Do you fear being thwarted in your aspirations and deprived of your sustenance by the One Whose mercy encompasses the inhabitants of the heavens and the earth, the believers and the disbelievers, the birds and the creeping things?”‘
- How many evidences in the books of Sunnah (Hadith), Sirah (Life), Tarajum (Biography), Tarikh (History), even in the realities that we experience today show that Allah changes the sustenance of His servants who spend in His way. |
Here we summarize one evidence in this regard, Imam Muslim narrated from Abu Hurairah ra. from the Prophet (peace be upon him) who said:
“When a man was in a field on this earth, he suddenly heard a voice from the cloud, ‘Water so-and-so’s garden!’ So the cloud moved away and poured its water on an area of land full of black stones. There was a stream that collected the water. Then the man followed where the water flowed. Suddenly he saw a man standing in his garden. He was pushing the water with his scoop (into his garden). Then he asked, “O servant of Allah, what is your name?” He replied, “Fulan,” the name heard in the clouds. He asked him again, “O servant of Allah, why do you ask my name?” He replied, “I heard a voice in the cloud that sent down this water. The voice said, ‘Water so-and-so’s garden! And that is your name. What exactly are you doing?” He replied, “If that is what you are asking, then indeed I reckon the produce from this garden, then I give in charity with a third of it, and I eat with my family another third of it, then I return (to plant again) a third of it’.”
Another narration states:
“And I have made a third for the poor and the needy and ibnu sabil (people on a journey).”
Imam An-Nawawi said: “This hadeeth explains the virtue of giving charity and doing good to the poor and those who are traveling. It also highlights the virtue of eating from the fruits of one’s own labor, as well as the virtue of providing for one’s family.”
9. OCCUPYING ONESELF WITH THE REMEMBRANCE OF ALLAH
Whoever occupies himself with the remembrance of Allah, Allah gives him the best of what He ever gives to those who ask Him. The Prophet taught his daughter Fatimah and his son-in-law Ali to glorify Allah 33 times every night when they lay down, to say Tahmid 33 times and to say Takbir 34 times. At that time, Fatimah asked the Prophet for a servant. She complained about the heavy work she was facing. After that, the Prophet advised, “…that is better for both of you than a servant.” (HR. Bukhari, Muslim and Tirmidhi)
It was narrated from Ibn Abbas that the Messenger of Allah when afflicted with distress said:
“There is no god but Allah, the Great, the Gentle. There is no god but Allah, Lord of the great ‘Arsh. There is no god but Allah, Lord of the heavens and the earth and Lord of the glorious ‘Arsh.” (HR. Bukhari and Muslim)
It was narrated from Abu Qatadah that the Messenger of Allah said:
“Whoever recites the verse of Kursi and the conclusion of Surah AlBagarah when in difficulty, Allah will certainly help him.” (HR Ibnus Sunni with a dha’if isnad)
It was narrated from Abu Sa’id bin Waggash that he said: I heard Allah’s Apostle say: “Indeed, I know a phrase that no one recites when he is in difficulty but Allah gives him a way out. They are the words of my brother Yunus:
“..That there is no god but You, Glory be to You. I am one of the wrongdoers.” (QS. Al-Anbiya’: 87).
In a hadith it is mentioned, “The prayer of Dhun Nun (Prophet Yunus) when he prayed to his Lord in the belly of a fish:
“There is no god but You. Glory be to You. Indeed, I am one of those who persecute themselves. No Muslim supplicates this prayer on a matter but his prayer will be answered.” (HR. Tirmidhi)
It was narrated from Ali that the Messenger of Allah said: “O Ali, shall I teach you a few sentences to say when a critical situation befalls you?” I (Ali) replied, “Yes, may Allah make me your ransom.” He then said, “If you are in a difficult situation, then say:
In the name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful. There is no power and no strength except with (the help of) Allah, the Most High, the Most Great.
If you say it, Allah will turn away whatever misfortune He wills.” (HR: Ibnus Sunni and AnNawawi in Al-Adzkar)
It was narrated from Sa’d ibn Abi Waggash that he said, “A Bedouin Arab came to the Messenger of Allah and said, “Teach me the words to say.” He said, “Say it:
“There is no god but Allah and there is no partner for Him. Allah is the Greatest, praise be to Allah as much as possible. Glory be to Allah, Lord of the worlds. There is no power and no might except with (the help of) Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.”
The Bedouin said, “This sentence is for my Lord, which one is for me?” The Prophet said, “Say it:
“O Allah, forgive me, have mercy on me, guide me and provide for me.” (HR. Muslim)
10. PROVIDING FOR ONE WHO IS FULLY PURSUING THE KNOWLEDGE OF SHART’AT (RELIGION)
Among the keys to sustenance is providing for those who are fully pursuing the knowledge of shan’at (religion). The evidence for this is the hadeeth narrated by al-Tirmidhi and al-Hakim from Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:
“There used to be two brothers during the time of the Prophet. One of them came to the Prophet and the other was working. Then the brother who was working complained to the Prophet and he said: May you be provided for on his account.”
In this noble hadeeth, the noble Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) explains to the person who complained to him about his brother’s busyness with religious studies, leaving him alone to earn a living (work), that he should not bring up his sustenance to his brother, thinking that it came because he worked. What he does not know is that Allah has opened the door to wealth for him because of the sustenance that he gives to his brother who is fully pursuing religious knowledge.
Al-Mulla Ali Al-Qari explained the Prophet’s words:
“May you be blessed because of him,” which is a passive verb, means that I hope or fear that you will actually be blessed because of his blessing. It does not mean that you were blessed because of your work. Therefore, do not bring up your work to him.
Al-Allamaah Ath-Thaibi said: “The meaning of “LA’ALLA” (hopefully) in the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). “LA’ALLAKA” (hopefully you), can go back to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), so that it serves to confirm (that he earned his livelihood because of his brother’s blessing) and reprimand (that he earned his livelihood not because of his work).
This is as mentioned in the hadith:
“Were you not provided for because of the weak among you?” But it is also possible to go back to the person to whom one is speaking to invite him to think and ponder, so that he will come to his senses.”
This is so, and some scholars have mentioned that those who study religious knowledge fully are among those mentioned in Allah’s words:
“(Give alms) to the poor who are bound (by Jihad) in the way of Allah, they cannot (strive) on earth” people who do not know think they are rich because they keep themselves from begging. You know them by their characteristics, they do not ask people urgently. And whatever good wealth you spend (in the cause of Allah), surely Allah is All-Knowing.” (QS. Al Baqarah: 273)
Imam Al-Ghazali said: “He should look for the right people to receive his charity. For example, the scholars. This is because it will help him to learn his knowledge. Knowledge is the noblest type of worship, if the intention is right. Ibn Al-Mubarak always specialized in giving to scholars. When it was said to him, “Why do you not give to people in general?” He replied: “I do not know of any position after Prophethood that is greater than that of the scholars. If the hearts of the scholars were occupied with seeking their needs, they would not be able to give their full attention to knowledge and would not be able to learn. Therefore, enabling them to learn knowledge fully is preferable.”
11. ABANDONING SIN, BECAUSE SIN REMOVES BLESSINGS AND DEPRIVES ONE OF SUSTENANCE.
There is a strong correlation between a cause and the effect that arises from that cause, between actions and the results achieved. Every action produces a result, and every belief produces an effect. Allah says:
“For the people of Saba’, there was a sign (of Allah’s power) in their dwelling: two gardens on the right and on the left. (It was said to them), “Eat from the provision of your Lord and give thanks to Him. (Yours is a good land and your Lord is a forgiving Lord.” But they turned away. So We brought upon them a great flood, and replaced their two gardens with two gardens of bitter fruit, the Atsal tree and a little of the Sidr tree.Thus We recompensed them for their disbelief. And We do not inflict such a punishment, but only on those who are very Sakir.” (QS. Saba’: 15-17):
The Sabaeans have been used as a lesson. People remember that the power of the Sabaeans was destroyed and in chaos. The culprit of it all was none other than their turning away from the truth, which equaled their disbelief. Allah said:
“And whatever calamity befalls you is due to the deeds of your own hands. Allah makes the most of (your mistakes).” (QS. Ash-Shura: 30)
“There is corruption on land and in the sea because of the deeds of men. That Allah may taste to them some of the consequences of their deeds, that they may return to the right path.” (QS. Ar-Rum: 41)
“And if We were about to destroy a land, We would command those who lived in luxury in that land (to obey Allah), but they disobeyed in that land. It is fitting, then, that the word (of Our decree) should come upon it, and We should destroy it utterly.” (QS. Al-Isra’: 16)
“And how many of the people of the land disobeyed the command of their Lord and His Messengers. So We punished them with a terrible punishment. So they felt the evil consequences of their deeds. And the result of their deeds is a great loss.” (QS. ath-Thalaq: 8-9) :
In the hadeeth of ‘Aisha it is mentioned that the Messenger of Allah said, “At the end of this ummah there will be drowning, deformity and destruction.” Aisha asked, “O Messenger of Allah, will we also be destroyed, while there are righteous people among us?” He said, “Yes, if evil becomes rampant.” (HR. Tirmidhi)
Another hadith states:
“By the One in Whose hand is my soul, you should enjoin the good and forbid the evil, or else Allah will soon send a punishment upon you from His side, after which you will pray to Him, and your prayer will not be answered.” (HR.Tirmidhi)
In another hadith it is mentioned, “There is no one among a people in whose midst sin is committed, while they are able to change it, but they do not change it, but Allah inflicts a punishment from Him before they all die.” (HR.Abu Dawud)
Today, we seem to have turned into proud people when we do something sinful. We open the way to every evil. We look at those who invite disbelief with pride. If someone criticizes or denies it, then he is considered outdated or preventing society from progressing. What a difference we have between yesterday and today. It is no wonder that today there are frequent earthquakes, floods, accidents and various calamities that wipe out blessings and destroy fortune. Think about it, how Islamic law is trivialized, how many people want to pray and pay zakat?!
In the past, when Umar bin Khathab was about to dispatch his governors, he advised. “Remember, your most important business in my estimation is prayer. Remember, there is no value at all in Islam for the one who trivializes prayer.”
Umar also said, “Whoever underestimates prayer, he will certainly underestimate other matters.” |
Injustice, ignorance, and adultery are rampant. Trusts are neglected. Affairs were handed over to non-experts. Liquor is consumed, even legalized. Whereas in a saheeh hadith it is mentioned that the Prophet was once visited by Jibril. Jibril said, “O Muhammad, Allah cursed khamr, those who milk it and those who ask to be transported, those who drink it, sellers and buyers, and those who serve it as a drink and those who are served.” (A hasan hadith narrated by Hakim. He stated that the isnad is saheeh, although this hadeeth was not reported by al-Bukhaari and Muslim).
Kharnr is the mother of all dirty deeds and the door to every evil. If the climate in which kharnr is legalized is cursed, then all that is left is the loss of mercy and the descent of disaster. Look also at the practice of usury that has been rampant, starting from the individual level, the State to the group, to the point that there are people who feel they cannot live without usury!
“Allah destroys usury and nourishes charity. And Allah dislikes those who persist in disbelief, and always commit sin.” (0S. Al-Baqarah: 276)
“Those who eat usury cannot stand up except as one who is possessed by a demon gone mad…” (QS. Al-Baqarah: 275)
“O you who believe, fear Allah and leave behind the residue of usury (which has not been collected) if you are believers. If you do not, then know that Allah and His Messenger will fight you.” (QS. Al-Baqarah: 278-279)
This verse was revealed about the people of Thaif. They were praying and fasting, but they were still interacting with the usury system. Usury is the last forbidden act mentioned by the Quran. The meaning of Allah threatens them with a threat that they may not be able to bear, if they still practice usury.
The Messenger of Allah cursed the eater, the one who represents him, the one who writes and the one who bears witness. He said, “They are all the same. There are seventy parts of usury, the lightest of which is when a man marries his own mother.”
It was narrated from Ibn Umar, who said, “The Messenger of Allah came to us and said, “O Muhajirin, there are five things that if you are afflicted with any of them, I seek refuge with Allah if any of them befalls you. (1) Never does filthy behavior become so widespread among a people that they do it openly, but tha’un and a disease will spread among them such as was not seen in the days of those who were before them. (2) They will not reduce their weights and measures, but they will be afflicted with famine and heavy burdens and evil rulers. (3) They will not be reluctant to pay the zakat from the heavens. Had it not been for the animals they would not have received rain. (4) They will not break the promise of Allah and the Promise of His Messenger, but Allah will send against them an enemy from other than them, so that the enemy will take some of what is in their hands. (5) And if their rulers do not judge by the Book of Allah and are selective in what Allah has revealed, Allah will make enmity between them.” (Reported by Ibn Majah, Bazzar, Baihaqi and Hakim with similar narrations. He declared it saheeh based on Muslim’s conditions)
Today, worship has been directed to other than Allah. We have judged by other than what Allah has revealed. Loyalty and enmity are not said to be with Allah at all, so we have been loyal to the disbelievers. Not to speak of tabarruj, promiscuity, the practice of bribery and ghashab, disobedience to parents, squandering the rights of others, dancing, singing, a life of negligence and games, all of which make us despicable and make the enemy hold our necks. As a result, we did not progress, nor did we develop and acquire a new civilization, nor did we excel in any aspect of our religion. What would civilization be like without religion? Is it true that consistently adhering to Islamic law is against the will and progress?”
“This Qur’an guides to the straightest path.” (QS. Al-Isra’: 9)
“And prepare against them whatever force you can.” (QS. Al-Anfal: 60)
A strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than a weak believer. We should return to our religion in truth. We should do unto our Lord. For, among the forms of Allah’s mercy is when He gives respite to the wrongdoers, but once Allah tortures them, He does not spare them anything,
“And such is the punishment of your Lord, when He punishes the inhabitants of the wrongdoing countries. Verily, His punishment is very painful and severe.” (QS. Hud: 102)
If Allah does not punish us with a punishment that He brings upon us suddenly and does not send down a calamity that annihilates us all, it is none other than because of Allah’s grace and mercy upon us and thanks to the supplication of His Prophet.
One sin is enough to bring down everything we build, so what if the sins follow each other without any shame. Your deeds are your laborers, and your Lord never wrongs His servants.
12. DO GOOD TO THE WEAK
Among the keys to sustenance is doing good to the poor. The Prophet (peace be upon him) explained that servants are helped and provided for because of the weak among them.
Imam Al-Bukhari narrated from Mush’ab ibn Sa’d ra. he said, “That Sa’d ra. felt that he had an advantage over others. So the Prophet said:
“Are you not helped and provided for because of the weak among you?”
Therefore, whoever wants to be helped by Allah and provided for by Him should honor the weak and do good to them.”
The noble Prophet (peace be upon him) also explained that his pleasure can be earned by doing good to the poor.
Imam Ahmad, Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasa’i, Ibn Hibban and Al-Hakim narrated from Abu Darda’ ra. that he said, I heard the Messenger of Allah say:
“Seek my pleasure through the weak among you. For indeed you are provided for and helped on account of the weak among you.”
Explaining the Prophet’s words above Al-Mulla Ali Al-qari said, “Seek my pleasure by doing good to the poor among you.”
And whoever seeks the pleasure of the Beloved of the All-Giving and All-Possessing of strength and might, Muhammad, peace be upon him, by helping the poor, his Lord will help him from his enemies and will give him Rizky.
13. DO FAIR
Allah Ta’ala has commanded to be just and righteous in all matters. Fairness is the only cause of salvation. It is like a business that is safe in its foundation. As for righteousness, it is the cause of success and happiness. It is likened to profit. A person does not count as an intelligent person if in his trade in this world he is satisfied with the return of his capital, and the same applies to his trade in the hereafter. It is not appropriate for a religious person to be weak towards justice and weak in avoiding injustice, and then leave the doors of virtue.
Allah Ta’ala says:
“And do unto others as Allah has done unto you.” (QS. Qashash: 77)
Allah Ta’ala says:
Indeed, Allah enjoins justice and righteousness.” (QS. An Nahl: 90)
Allah Ta’ala says:
“Verily, the mercy of Allah is very near to those who do good.” (QS. Al A’raf: 56)
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah said:
“Isa bin Maryam will descend as a just priest and a wise judge. He will break the cross and kill the pig and peace will return. Swords will become scythes and all venomous animals will disappear. The heavens send down their blessings and the earth brings forth its blessings. Thus, a child plays with snakes and does not harm them, a wolf mixes with sheep and does not harm them, and a lion mixes with cows and does not harm them.”
Imam Ibn Qayyim Al Jauziyah said that Mujahid said, “When a wrongdoer comes to power, he will commit wrongdoing and corruption. As a result, Allah withholds the rain so that crops and livestock perish. But Allah does not like corruption.
He also said, “Imam Ahmad mentioned in his musnad that the content of the narration states, “Found in the storeroom of the Banu Umayyah a wheat seed the size of a date seed: it was in a pot inscribed, ‘In the past, this seed was grown in the days of justice.
Brother, be eager to make justice your shiarra! That is how we gain blessings.
14. TAKING LAWFUL WEALTH AND AVOIDING SHUBHAT.
Allah commanded His messengers to eat halal food and avoid subhat.
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that he said, the Messenger of Allah said:
“O people, verily Allah is the Most Good, accepting nothing but that which is good. Verily, Allah commands the believers the same as He commands the messengers. He said, ‘O messengers, eat of the good food, and do righteous deeds! Verily, I am well aware of what you do.’ He also said, ‘O you who believe, spend (in the cause of Allah) some of what you have earned.” Then the Prophet mentioned a man who had been traveling for a long time, his hair matted and his face dusty. He raised his hands to the sky and prayed, ‘O my Lord, O my God. ‘ Yet his food was haraam, his drink was haraam, and he was fed with haraam things. So how will his supplication be granted?”
A poet said:
A little treasure if you fix it, it will last long
A lot of wealth will not last, if it is accompanied by corruption.
Keeping wealth is easier than begging and ….
Searching for him in various lands without provisions
Sahl bin Abdullah At Tusturi said, “A slave will not attain the essence of faith until he bears four characteristics:
- Performing all obligations based on the sunnah,
- Eating halal with care,
- Avoiding the prohibitions physically and mentally, then
- Be patient with them until death.”
He also said, “Whoever eats haraam food, his limbs will disobey him, whether he wants to or not, whether he realizes it or not. Whoever eats halal food, his limbs will obey him and be guided to goodness.”
Among what is said about halal sustenance:
Verily, life is a field for cultivation, so sow as you will, and you will harvest.
Humans leave nothing but their footsteps,
The eye will also vanish Treasure if you repair it, it will be good If you damage it, it will be damaged
Thus, it is clear that avoiding shubhat and eating what is lawful are among the greatest causes of blessings and answered prayers.
15. HASTEN IN SEEKING KNOWLEDGE AND FORTUNE
The Prophet recommended haste in seeking knowledge and livelihood. This is because he knew there was blessing in this and he did not speak out of lust.
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah said:
“My people are blessed in their early morning.”
Shakr Al Ghamidi reported that he said, “The Messenger of Allah said:
“O Allah bless my people in their early mornings. The narrator said, ‘When he dispatched an expedition or an army, he dispatched it early in the morning. Shakr was a merchant. When he dispatched his trading expedition, it was also in the morning. So he became rich and wealthy.”
It was narrated from Fatimah bint Muhammad that she said:
“The Messenger of Allah passed in front of me while I was lying down. He moved me with his foot and said: “My daughter, wake up and see the provision of your Lord, and do not be one of those who forget. Verily, Allah, the Almighty, divides people’s provision between dawn and sunrise.”
At-Tirmidhi said, “It was also mentioned from ‘Ali, Ibn Mas’ud, Ibn Abbas, Ibn Umar, Buraydah and Jabir that the Prophet said:
“Be early in seeking your livelihood! Indeed, the morning is the time of blessings and success.”
The Prophet encouraged his followers to rise at dawn and work immediately:
- First: He prays for everyone who gets taufig to be able to breathe the fresh breeze of the morning and hasten in seeking provision, “O Allah, be blessed!”
- Second: Any deed that begins early in the morning is more professional, perfect, leading, in-demand and flourishing. The doer will be happy and rich.
- Third: The Prophet tells us that haste in everything will result in victory, success, profit and progress in work. “Morning is a blessing”, this word is interpreted as the beginning of the day. It is said, “Bakara fulan bukuran”, i.e. haste, because of its precedence over the daytime. It is also said that whoever hastens in a matter is “bakara” (hastening).
- Fourth: Allah calls the one who wakes up too late for the sun to rise negligent, lacking in intelligence, lacking in clarity, lacking in responsibility, delayed in his work, and prevented from getting the fresh morning breeze and the breadth and spaciousness of sustenance. |
- Fifth: The Prophet woke up his daughter to teach his Ummah to wake up early, be alert in the morning, greet the beginning of the day with a radiant face, broad chest, strong determination, fresh and generous soul.
- Sixth: The Prophet warned and forbade the Muslims from waking up late. This is all for the purpose of getting them used to working. This is also as Al Ma’mun said, “There are four classes of people: leaders, merchants, artisans and farmers. Whoever does not become one of them becomes a burden to them.” With this, it is clear that if a person wants blessings and salvation, success in knowledge and work, then he should hasten to pursue it. Indeed, the morning is blessed and successful.
16. PRAISING ALLAH AND THANKING HIM AND PRAYING TO HIM.
Some of the tabi’een said: “Whoever is afflicted with much hardship should pray for forgiveness. Whoever is often afflicted with poverty, should say: ‘La haula wa la guwwata illa billahi ‘aliyyil ‘azhim (There is no power and no effort except with the help of Allah, the Most High, the Most Great).
Allah Ta’ala says:
“Surely if you give thanks, We will increase (blessings) upon you, and if you deny (My blessings).” (QS. Ibrahim: 7)
The Prophet said, “Allah does not grant gratitude to a servant and then forbid more.”
The Prophet also said, “Verily, Allah is pleased with a slave who eats a food and praises its blessings, and drinks a drink and praises its blessings.”
The essence of gratitude is that you show joy to Allah for His favors and virtues bestowed upon you in your heart. Then, you use it to do the deeds as intended, namely with your limbs, heart and tongue.
As for the limbs, that is by using them in obedience to Allah, and fearing to use that blessing to disobey Him.
Gratitude of the eyes is to cover all the disgraces that exist in the Muslims you see, and not to witness disobedience.
The gratitude of the ears is to cover all the disgraces that you hear and not to hear except what is permissible. The same applies to the rest of the body.
The gratitude of the heart is to always conduct surveillance. So, it will make you fear Allah. because really ‘really He sees you. Likewise by thinking about the majesty of His kingdom.
Allah encourages His servants to always praise Him and flatter Him. He praises the servant who is willing to praise Him in several places. We mention some of them:
“Praise be to Allah, who has created the heavens and the earth and made darkness and light….” (QS.Al Anam: 1)
“And We took away every kind of grudge that was in their breasts, and rivers flowed beneath them, and they said: “Praise be to Allah Who has guided Us to this (paradise), and We would not have been guided if Allah had not guided Us.” (QS. Al A’raf: 43)
“Their prayer in it is: “Subhanakallahumma, ” and their salutation of honor is: “Salam.” And the conclusion of their prayer is: “Alhamdulillaahi Rabbil ‘aalamin.” (QS. Yunus: 10)
Praising Allah Ta’ala is one of the characteristics of the prophets. Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, speaks of Ibrahim’s prayer:
“Praise be to Allah who has bestowed upon me in my old age Isma’il and Ishaq. Verily, my Lord is indeed the All-Hearing of supplications.” (QS. Ibrahim: 39)
The Prophet recommended praying this supplication in the morning or evening: |
“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from (the dangers of) distress and sadness, weakness and laziness, cowardice and stinginess, debt and the control of others.” Whoever recites it, his sadness will disappear, and his debt will be paid off, even if it is as big as a mountain.
Thus, it is clear that praising Allah, thanking Him, and praying constantly is the solution to every anxiety, wealth for every poor person, addition to every favor and blessing for every deal.
17. RELIEVING THOSE IN DISTRESS, HELPING AND FULFILLING THE NEEDS OF MUSLIMS, LOVING FELLOW CREATURES AND HELPING THOSE WHO ARE WRONGED
Allah Ta’ala says:
“And if (the debtor) is in difficulty, then give him respite until he is able. And giving in charity (some or all of the debt) is better for you, if you know.” (QS. Al Bagarah: 280):
The Messenger of Allah rewarded those who were willing to give loans, with a double reward, “Every day like that is doubled as sadaqah.”
Thus, he made it a beacon of light. With his guidance, millions of people took it as guidance. Then he explained that giving responsibility (payment of debts) causes prayers to be answered and distress to be removed, encourages repentance and expiation of sins. This is what makes him safe from the touch of Hellfire.
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah said:
“There was a man who never did a single good deed. He liked to lend people money. He said to his messenger, ‘Take the easiest and leave the difficult, and forgive! May Allah forgive us.’ When he died, Allah said to him, ‘Did you ever do any good deeds?’ He replied, ‘No, but I used to have a servant and I used to give debts to people. When I sent him to collect a debt, I told him, ‘Take the easiest and leave the difficult, and forgive! May Allah forgive us.” Allah said, ‘I have forgiven you.’
Hudhayfah and Abu Mas’ud reported that they both said: “The Messenger of Allah said:
“A man before you was visited by the angel of death to take his life. The angel asked him, ‘Have you done any good deeds?’ He replied, ‘I don’t know.’ The angel said, ‘Remember!’ Ja replied, ‘I don’t remember anything, except that I used to make deals with people and I employed them. I relieved those who were tight and forgave those who were disparaging.’ So Allah admitted him to Paradise.’
It was narrated from Abil Yusr that he said, “The Messenger of Allah said:
“Whoever suspends the debt of one in distress or releases it, Allah will shade him with His shade on a Day when there will be no shade except His.”
It was narrated from Buraydah that he said: “The Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said: ‘Whoever relieves a person who is in difficulty, for him every day is like double as charity until the debt is repaid. When the time for repayment comes and he gives a respite, for him it is like double as charity.”
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah said:
“Whoever eases a person in distress, Allah will ease his affairs in this world and in the Hereafter.” It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet said:
“Whoever relieves a believer of one of the hardships of this world, Allah will relieve him of the hardships of the Hereafter. Whoever covers the disgrace of a Muslim, Allah will cover his disgrace in this world and in the Hereafter. Allah will help a servant as long as that servant is willing to help his brother. Whoever takes the path to seek knowledge, Allah will ease the way for him to Paradise. Never do people gather in one of the houses of Allah, reading the Book of Allah and studying it with one another, but there will descend upon them tranquility and they will be filled with mercy. Angels will circle around them and Allah will mention them in the presence of His creatures. Whoever slows down his deeds, his family cannot speed them up.”
O my brother, please note that your attitude of easing people’s hardships, helping the Muslims, meeting their needs, helping the wronged, and loving the weak among them, is one of the easiest deeds. However, it is a great thing according to Allah. These deeds will make it easier for you in this world and in the Hereafter. May Allah bless you and shade you with His shade on a day when there is no shade but His. |
18 BEING HONEST IN BUYING AND SELLING
With your honesty in trading and your words, you will enter heaven in the hereafter. In this world you will be blessed by your Lord. It was narrated from Hakim bin Hizam that he said, “The Messenger of Allah said:
“The sale is by choice, so long as the two have not separated. Or he said, until they part ways. If they are truthful and explain to each other, then their trade will be blessed. But if they conceal and lie, then the blessing of their trade will be removed.”
Al-Hafizh Ibn Hajar said in Fathul Bari: “The hadeeth states that there will be a blessing on both of them if the conditions are met, namely truthfulness and explanation. On the other hand, the blessing will be removed if there is lying and concealment of defects. Will there be a blessing for one of the parties if one condition is fulfilled and not the other? The text of the hadith indicates that this is the case. It is also possible that the evil of one party will return to the other party. That is, the blessing of the merchandise will be lifted if there is lying or concealment of defects by one of the parties. Although the reward is for the one who is honest and willing to explain, the sin is for the one who lies and conceals defects. The wisdom of the above hadeeth is that this world cannot be completed except with righteous deeds. Also, the evil of disobedience takes away the good of this world and the Hereafter.”
Due to the greatness and importance of honesty, it is mentioned in the Qur’an in many expressions that are attributed to it in many ways. Among them: “mudkhala shidgin” (right entry), “mukhraja shidgin” (right exit), “mag’ada shidqin” (favored place, “Lisanu shidqin” (right or good speech), and “qadama shidqin” (high position).
The word shid (truthfulness) in the above cases is similar in meaning to al hag, which is constant, which is connected to Allah, who does not waste the reward of those who do good deeds:
The Qur’an says,
And say: “O my Lord, bring me in righteously and bring me out righteously…” (QS. Al Isra” : 80)
That is, enter me in any place, by means of a right and steady entry for the sake of Allah alone and seeking His pleasure.
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah ra. that the Prophet said:
“Filial piety increases one’s lifespan, lying decreases one’s fortune, while supplication can ward off (bad) destiny.” Imam Ibn Qayyim spoke at length about honesty: its meaning and purpose in his book Madarijus Salikin. In one of his descriptions of honesty, he says, “Honesty will give rise to a stopover for the travelers of the path. It is the straightest path. If one does not walk on it, then he is among those who are cut off and perish. With honesty, there is a separation between the nifaas and the believers, between the dwellers of Paradise and the dwellers of Hell. Honesty is the sword of Allah on His earth, which is not placed on anything but it will cut it down. When it encounters falsehood, it throws and slams it. Whoever ambushes it will not escape. Whoever speaks with it, his words will excel over his opponent. Honesty is the spirit of deeds, the abode of various conditions, the carrier to gripping adventures, the door through which the connectors enter the presence of Dzul Jalal. Honesty is the foundation of religion and the pillar of faith. Its degree is close to the degree of prophethood which is the highest degree in this world. From their (the prophets’) abode in heaven, springs and rivers flow to the abode of the shiddiqin (truthful people). As from their hearts to the hearts of the shiddiqin in this abode is a certain continuous help.”
Allah commands the believers to be truthful after commanding them to fear. Allah says:
“O you who believe, fear Allah, and be with those who are righteous.” (QS. At Taubah: 119)
This command requires two things:
- First, one should be honest
- Secondly, he should be in the ranks of the truthful, agreeing with them, accompanying them, supporting and defending them.
Similarly, the Prophet tells us that honesty is the cause of goodness and the key to blessings. He said, “an honest trader will not suffer.”
Honesty is originally in speech and conversation. Then it also appears in the actions of the limbs when there is al haq, istiqamah and ikhlas. There is also honesty in obedience, when driven by belief and ihsan. There is also honesty in warfare, when sincerity of intention for the sake of Allah is sufficient. And there is also honesty in fulfilling obligations, namely when a person does not underestimate his responsibilities or does not reduce his rights and obligations. Based on this, honesty is in speech, intention, determination, keeping promises with determination, or honesty to realize the teachings of religion as a whole.
With the above information, we can understand the truthfulness in Allah’s words:
“Among the believers are those who fulfill what they have pledged to Allah, so among them are those who fall, and among them are those who wait, and they do not break their pledges.” (QS. Al Ahzab: 23)
Among those spoken by the poet: Make a habit of speaking the truth, and you will be fortunate. Surely the tongue, if you make a habit of it, will become accustomed to it.
The fruit of honesty and the danger of lying are as described by the Prophet:
- Honesty saves, calls for husnul khatimah, shows the way to acceptance and adds light to a Muslim.
- Entering the culprit into heaven.
- Earning the love of Allah and His Messenger.
- As evidence of a perfect nature, safe nature, and upright character.
- An honest person is considered a chosen one and a good person.
- Showing the way to goodness.
- A liar is inclined to corruption, loves evil and disobedience.
- Love will be expressed for him by the inhabitants of the earth and the heavens. ,
- An honest person deserves all the good things.
- Every time the liar’s lies increase, the black spots on his heart increase, and the marks of hypocrisy and deceptive echoes appear on his face.
- The faith of liars diminishes and weakens.
- The Rizki of a liar is narrow, his life is murky and his family is in poverty.
- Allah is angry with a liar, forbidding him from seeing His majesty and greatness and enjoying His shade.
Al Asyaj Ash Shaidalani said, “A man passed by me. He saw that there were few buyers around me and that there were many besides me. He said, ‘Do you want your buyers to be many and your situation to be good?’ I said, ‘Yes’. He continued, ‘Be honest and be patient for a year! For, the honest would be ashamed of himself to delay you more than a year.’
I practiced it, and many customers crowded into my shop. The man from before passed by again. He saw the number of customers around me. He said, “Beware, do not rely on the honesty that you disguise to them, then your breath calls you to multiply your profits today! Verily, if you return to lying, then you will lose even more’ .
I was always receptive to his advice. Then the man passed by again after a few years. He said, “A little profit with much work is more fortunate than much profit with little work’. People said, ‘Take care of your health, and work will always be with you’.
Had I been asked to swear that these were the words of a prophet, I would have wished I had not sworn. Then I no longer saw the man. May Allah have mercy on him, whether he is alive or dead. Indeed, he had given advice.
It says, “Honest merchants are with the prophets and shuddigines”
O my brother, if you want to be with the prophets and the righteous in the Hereafter, and want blessings and abundant provision in this world, then be honest in buying and selling.
19. TRADING AND TRAVELING IN ORDER TO EARN A LIVING
Know, my Muslim brothers, that blessings do not come except through righteous deeds. It is also a deed that requires effort and trade in order to earn a living.
This is based on the words of Allah Ta’ala:
“So walk in all its paths and eat of its sustenance.” (QS. Al Mulk: 15)
“And those who walk the earth seeking some of the bounty of Allah.” (QS. Muzzammil: 20)
“So scatter ye over the earth, and seek the bounty of Allah.” (QS. Al Jumuah: 10)
This is also the same as the hadeeth from Hakim ibn Hizam concerning honesty in buying and selling. Also, that striving to earn a living is one of the many good deeds.
Among those narrated from Prophet Musa, “Travel and expect blessings in your travels! Verily I have traveled and I have never wished for anything that came to me.”
It is hummed in this sense:
Go into exile from the land to seek the height of dignity
Travel, for there are five benefits of traveling
Relieving anxiety, gaining livelihood, knowledge, manners and accompanying the noble.
Umar said, “Let none of you sit idly by not seeking provision, then say, ‘O Allah, grant me provision!” You know that the sky does not rain gold and silver.”
Ibn Mas’ud said, “I really hate to see men idle, whether in the affairs of this world or in the affairs of the Hereafter.”
Ahmad ibn Hanbal was asked, “What do you think of the man who sits in his house or mosque saying, ‘I will not do any work until my provision comes to me?” Imam Ahmad replied, “That man is ignorant of knowledge. Has he not heard the words of the Prophet: “Verily Allah has made my provision to be under the shadow of my spear.”
The companions of the Prophet traded on land and at sea. They also worked in their date plantations. So, the example is with them.
It is said, “There is no good in buying and selling except six things : (1) The merchant when selling does not praise his merchandise, (2) A person when buying does not criticize, (3) When a debt is most easily repaid, (4) When a debt is easy to collect, and avoiding (5) Oaths and (6) Lying.”
It is said, “Moving is the fertilization of barren sustenance (so that it flourishes).”
With this, the reader learns that endeavoring and trading for halal sustenance causes blessings to descend. So, we should always be active, because there are blessings in being active.
20. MENTIONING THE NAME OF ALLAH IN ALL YOUR DEEDS AND ACTIONS, AND REPEATING IT IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.
There is no doubt that dhikrullah in every situation is praiseworthy and recommended by sharee’ah. Among these is what was narrated by Jabir that he said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah say:
“If a man enters his house and remembers Allah when he enters and when he eats, then the devil says to his companion, ‘You will have no lodging or dinner.’ But if a person enters his house and does not remember Allah, then the devil says to his friend, ‘You will have a place to stay.’ And when a man eats and does not remember Allah, the devil says to his companion, ‘You will have lodging and supper.'”
The Prophet also encouraged his people to mention the name of Allah when eating. As the hadith narrated from Umar bin Abi Salamah that he said, “The Messenger of Allah said to me:
“Mention the name of God, eat with your right hand, and eat from what is close to you.”
After that, I mentioned the name of Allah every time I ate. And I felt that Allah always blesses my food, always fills me up, and brings out a sense of qana’ah and zuhud in me.”
It was narrated from Hudhayfah that he said, “It used to be that when we came to a meal, our hands would not dare to touch it before the Messenger of Allah put his hand on it first. Once, we came to a meal and a woman came hurriedly, as if something was pushing her. She put her hand on the food, but the Messenger of Allah held back his hand. Then a Bedouin also came in a hurry, as if something was pushing him. He immediately touched his hand to the food, but the Messenger of Allah held back his hand. Then he said,
“Verily, the devil seizes food on which the name of Allah is not mentioned. Verily, the devil was with the Bedouin to snatch food, so I held his hand. Then he came with this woman to snatch food, so I held his hand. By the One in Whose hand is my soul, I held the hand of the devil together with the two hands of this man.”
To prevent the devil from eating with someone to remove the blessings that are in food, then pay close attention to the following words of the Prophet:
“Whoever forgets to mention the name of Allah before eating, let him say: ‘Bismillahi awwalahu wa akhiru (By mentioning the name of Allah at the beginning and at the end)’. This is because he is like someone who is eating new food, or the evil that befalls it will be prevented.” And in the marfu’ hadeeth narrated from Ibn ‘Abbas that he said: “The Messenger of Allah said:
“Iblis asked Allah, “You have made clear the sustenance of each of His creatures, so where is my sustenance?” He (Allah) said. ‘In food that does not mention My name when eating it.” Among the Prophet’s instructions for his people is to praise Allah after eating and drinking.
It was narrated from Anas that he said, “The Messenger of Allah said:
“Verily, Allah is pleased with a slave who eats a food or drinks a drink and then praises Him.”
It was narrated from Abu Umamah that when the dishes were removed, the Prophet said:
“Praise be to Allah with much and good and blessed praise, unrequited and much needed, O our Lord.”
It is also recommended to mention the name of Allah when leaving or entering the house. As the hadeeth narrated from Abu Malik Al Ash’ari. that he said, “The Messenger of Allah said:
“When a person enters his house, he should say, ‘O Allah, I ask You for the best way in and out. By the name of Allah I enter and by the name of Allah I go out. And to Allah we put our trust.” After that he should greet his family.”
Likewise, when having intercourse, we are also advised to mention the name of Allah. As the hadith narrated from Ibn Abbas that he said, “The Messenger of Allah said “As for when one of you wants to have intercourse with his wife, he should pray: ,
“In the name of Allah, O Allah keep us away from Satan and keep Satan away from the sustenance You grant us!” |
If the two of them were destined or blessed with a child, surely Satan would not be able to harm him, ever.
Similarly, it is recommended to mention the name of Allah in every situation in order to bring blessings. This includes when slaughtering animals, according to a hadith narrated by ‘Aisha.
The Prophet said to Aisha, “O Aisha, take the pestle and grind it with a stone!” Aisha did so. Then he took the knife and held the goat and laid it down. Then when he slaughtered it, he said:
“In the name of Allah, O Allah accept it from Muhammad and the family of Muhammad and from the people of Muhammad.” After that, he slaughtered it.
Similarly, it is mustahabb to mention the name of Allah on food that is not known whether the name of Allah is mentioned or not. This is based on the hadeeth of ‘Aa’ishah, which states:
“A people once said to the Messenger of Allah, ‘O Messenger of Allah, a people brought us meat. We do not know whether they mentioned the name of Allah or not (when slaughtering it).’ The Messenger of Allah said, “Mention the name of Allah, then eat!”
Likewise, it is recommended to mention the name of Allah when hunting. This is based on the words of the Messenger of Allah:
“Whichever animal you hunt with your arrows, invoke the name of Allah and eat; whichever animal you hunt with your educated dogs, invoke the name of Allah and eat; and whichever animal you hunt with your uneducated dogs and are able to slaughter, eat!”
Similarly, when buying new clothes, it is recommended to mention the name of Allah (when going to wear it). As the hadith narrated from Abu Sa’id Al Khudri that he said “When the Messenger of Allah put on new clothes, whether a robe or a turban, he mentioned the name of Allah then prayed:
“O Allah, to You be all praise. You have dressed me in this garment. I invoke You from its goodness and the goodness for which it was made. I seek refuge with You from its evil and the evil for which it was made.”
Similarly, it is recommended to praise Allah after eating. As the hadith narrated from Mu’ady bin Anas that the Prophet said:
“Whoever eats something and then says: ‘Praise be to Allah, who has bestowed upon me this food and has made it my sustenance, without any power or strength of my own,’ will have his past sins forgiven.”
Whoever forgets to mention the name of Allah before eating should say: “Bismillahi awwalahu wa akhirahu” (mentioning the name of Allah at the beginning and at the end). For indeed he is like one who is faced with new food, or the evil that befalls the food will be prevented.
Thus, O my Muslim brother. With a little practice we can obtain a good and abundant sustenance in the form of blessings. By mentioning the name of Allah and praising Him for every gift of His favors, He will bless us and grant us a good attitude of tawakkal. May Allah provide taufiq to all of us, taufiq that contains goodness and truth.
21. OBTAINING WEALTH WITH GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT IS A CAUSE OF BLESSING
Being content with Allah’s distribution is proof of faith. Likewise, not being ambitious in acquiring wealth causes a decrease in blessings.
It was narrated from Hakim bin Hizam, who said:
“I asked the Messenger of Allah for something and he gave it to me. I asked again and he gave me. I asked again and he gave me more. Then he said, ‘O Hakim, indeed wealth is pleasantly green. Whoever gets it with generosity of spirit will be blessed. But whoever gets it by begging will not be blessed.
Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar said: “What is meant by ‘generosity’ is that it is without malice and insistence. Or someone takes it without asking, if it is attributed to the one who takes. It also refers to the generosity of the giver if it is attributed to the giver. It means that the giver is lenient with what he gives.”
22. JIHAD FI SABILLILLAH
It was narrated from Jabir bin Abudillah, he said: The Messenger of Allah said, “I was given five things that were not given to anyone before me. (1) I was helped with the feeling of fear (which is showered on the enemy) for one month. (2) This land was made a mosque and a sanctuary: so if anyone from my Ummah meets the time of prayer, he should pray. (3) Forbidden to me gkanimah which was never forbidden to anyone before me. (4) I was given svafaat. (5) The prophet was sent specifically to a people, while I was sent to all people.” (HR. Bukhari and Muslim)
Why is ghanimah legalized for this ummah? Because, as mentioned in the hadith narrated from Abu Hurairah. the prophet said, “…and the ghanimah was not legalized for anyone before us. Allah saw our weakness, so He made it legal for us.” (HR. Bukhari and Muslim)
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah, who said that he heard the Messenger of Allah say, “You will be overwhelmed by itnah like the darkness of a thick night. The person who will be safest from the fitnah is the man on the mountain. He eats from his flock. Or the man who walks behind the clatter of feet, he holds the reins of his horse, and he eats the spoils of the merchants.” (He stated that the isnad of this hadeeth is saheeh.)
It was narrated from Makhul that the Messenger of Allah said, “Allah made the sustenance of this ummah on the legs of its horses and the tips of its spears, while they were not cultivating. When they have cultivated, they are like other people.” (Ibn Abi Svaibah’s report is mursal with a jayvid isnad)
It was narrated from Zahid bin Aslam that the Messenger of Allah said. “Fight, and you will be healthy and get the spoils of war.” (Ibn Abi Shayibah’s narration is mursal)
The Messenger of Allah was sent with a sword, until Allah alone is worshipped. there is no more partner for Him. His sustenance was made under the shadow of his spear. He made despicable and inferior anyone who deviated from his affairs. Whoever imitates a people is one of that people.
In a hadith narrated from Abu Umamah it is mentioned that a man came and said, “O Rasullullah, what do you think of a man who fights for wages and peace? What does he get?” The Messenger of Allah replied, “He gets nothing.” The man repeated the question three times, all of which he answered, “He gets nothing.” After that he said, “Allah does not accept deeds except those that are sincere for His sake and done in order to seek His face.” (HR Abu Dawud and Nasai with jayyid isnad)
The one who goes out to fight in order to exalt the word of Allah, after which he gains the spoils of war, is not one of those who are warned by this hadeeth. So his ghanimah is permissible for him. It only reduces his reward, as mentioned in a hadith:
“Not when an army fights in the cause of Allah, and they gain booty, do they hasten two-thirds of their reward in the Hereafter, so that only one-third remains. If they do not get any spoils, their reward is complete.” (HR Muslim)
In another wording also narrated by Muslim, it is stated:
“No military expeditionary force or shari’ah that fights, then they get a share of the spoils, but they have hastened two-thirds of their reward. And no army or shari’ah is wounded or afflicted, but their reward is complete.” That is, when they did not get any prey.
Imam Bukhari included a chapter entitled: “Who fights for the sake of the ghaimah, is his reward diminished?” However, he did not give a definite opinion on this matter. He included the hadeeth of Abu Musa al-Ash’ari which reads, “Whoever fights so that the word of Allah becomes supreme, then he is on the path of Allah.”
Ibn Hajar also did not state the ruling explicitly. Imam Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said: The correct view, which is not to be confused with any other view, is that if the warriors survive or receive the spoils of war, then their reward is less than that of those who do not survive or survive but do not receive the spoils of war. The position of the ghanimah is that it is part of the reward for the war that they fought. So if they get the ghanimah, it means that they have hastened two-thirds of the reward of war. Ghanimah is included in the overall reward. This is in accordance with what is stated in the saheeh and well-known hadeeths from the Companions, such as what they said: “Some of us died and did not get to enjoy any of the reward. There were some of us whose fruit ripened and he was able to sow it.” So the view that we have mentioned is the correct view, according to the wording of the hadeeth. There is no clear and saheeh hadeeth that contradicts this view, so our view should generally be held.” This is what Imam Nawawi said.
23. HIJRAH IN THE WAY OF ALLAH
Allah swt. made hijrah in the way of Allah as a key among the keys to sustenance.
Hijrah as said by Imam Ar-Raghib Al-Ashfahani is to leave the land of disbelief for the land of faith, as the Companions who migrated from Makkah to Madinah.
And hijrah in the way of Allah, as Sayid Muhammad Rashid Ridha said, must be in the true sense. This means that the intention of the one who migrates from his country is to gain the pleasure of Allah by upholding His religion, which is obligatory for him, and is something that Allah loves, as well as to help his believing brothers from the hostility of the disbelievers. .
Among the proofs that show that migrating in the way of Allah is one of the keys to wealth is the words of Allah:
“Whoever emigrates in the way of Allah, they will find on earth a wide place to emigrate to and ample provision.” (QS. An-Nisa’: 100)
In this noble verse, Allah promises that those who migrate in the way of Allah will find two things: First, “MURAGHAMAN KATSIRAN” and second, “SA’ATAN”.
What is meant by “MURAGHAMAN”. As Imam Ar-Razi said, whoever migrates in the path of Allah to a foreign land will find in his new land the goodness and pleasure that caused the disgrace and disappointment of his enemies in his home country. This is because the one who separates himself and goes to a foreign land, and finds peace there, and then the news reaches his home country, the natives will be ashamed of the bad treatment they gave him, so that they will feel humiliated.
What is meant by “SA’ATAN”‘ (vastness) is the vastness of provision. This is what ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said in interpreting this verse. It was also said by Ar-Rabi’, Adh-Dhakkak, Atha’ and the majority of scholars.
Oatadah said: “It means the passing from misguidance to guidance and from poverty to plenty of wealth.”
Imam Malik said: “The vastness referred to is the vastness of the land.”
Commenting on the three opinions above, Imam Al-Qurthubi said: “Imam Malik’s opinion is closer to the eloquence of the Arabic expression. This is because the vastness of the land and the number of buildings indicate the breadth of wealth. It also indicates the spaciousness of the chest that is ready to bear sorrows and thoughts and other things that indicate ease.”
Whichever of the three opinions we take, it is clear that all of them indicate that those who migrate in the path of Allah will receive a promise from Allah in the form of abundance, either by direct or indirect expression.
And surely the promise of Allah, the Mighty, the Decisive, is a promise that never fails. And who is more faithful to his promise than Allah?
Indeed, the world has witnessed and is still witnessing the truth of this promise. And I think that even those who know a little about the history of Islam are aware of the hijrah of the Prophet’s companions to Medina.
When the Companions left their homes, possessions and wealth to migrate in the way of Allah, Allah immediately replaced everything. Allah gave them the keys of the Levant, Persia and Yemen. Allah gave them dominion over the red palaces of the Levant, as well as the white palace of Mad’in. To them were also opened the doors of Shan’a, and subdued for them the rich stores of Caesar and Kisra.
Imam Ar-Razi explaining the conclusion of the interpretation of this noble verse said: “As a result, it is as if it says: “O people! If you hate to migrate from your homeland for fear of hardship and trials on your way, then do not fear at all, for Allah will grant you great favors and great rewards in your migration. The very thing that will cause the disgrace of your enemies and be the cause of your spaciousness.”
24. PRAYERS FOR BLESSINGS, AND FOR THEM TO BE GRANTED AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY.
Dear reader, here we will mention the Prophet’s instructions that can bring blessings to us. Among his sunnahs are:
- Prayer before and after meals
Based on the hadith of the Prophet from Ibn Abbas:
“When any one of you eats food, let him say, ‘O Allah, bless us with it, and give us something better than it’. When he drinks milk, he should say, ‘O Allah, bless us with it, and increase it for us.’ Indeed, there is nothing that is sufficient for eating and drinking except milk.”
It was narrated from ‘Aisha that she said, “The Messenger of Allah said:
“When one of you eats food, he should mention the name of Allah. If he forgets to mention it at the beginning of the meal, he should say, ‘Bismillahi ‘ala awwalihi wa akhirihi’ (By mentioning the name of Allah at the beginning and at the end).”
- Blessing prayer for a newborn child
Asma’ reported that she was pregnant with ‘Abdullah ibn Zubayr and she said:
“I emigrated to Madinah. I stopped at Quba’ and gave birth there. Then I brought my baby to the Prophet and placed it on his lap. He asked for a date, so he chewed it and put it in my baby’s mouth. So the first thing that entered him was the saliva of the Prophet. He rubbed the palate of my baby’s mouth with the date and then prayed and blessed him. That baby was the first baby in Islam.”
Al-Hafizh Ibn Hajar said in Fathul Bari, “The meaning of (and he blessed it) is that he prayed, ‘May Allah bless it,’ or, ‘O Allah, bless this baby.'”
Abu Musa reported that he said:
“My son was born, so I brought him to the Prophet and he named him Ibrahim. He rubbed the roof of his mouth with dates and prayed for blessings for him. Then he gave him back to me. The baby was the greatest son of Abu Musa.”
‘Aisha reported that she said:
“Often babies were brought to the Prophet. He would pray for blessings on them, rub the roof of their mouths, and pray for them.”
- Prayer for married people
It was narrated from Anas that he said:
“The Prophet saw a yellow mark on Abdurrahman bin Auf. He asked, ‘What is the matter with you?’ He.replied, ‘I have just married a woman with a dowry weighing as much as a gold seed.’ He prayed, ‘May Allah bless you. Hold a walimah even with a goat.”
The prayer for newlyweds has been taught to us by the Prophet. We should pray for them:
“May Allah bless you and bless this (your marriage), and gather you both in goodness.”
“That on the day of her marriage to the Messenger of Allah, the Ansar women were at her house. They wished her well, blessings and good fortune.”
- Prayer when buying something new
It was narrated from Ibn Umar that the Messenger of Allah said, “Whether one of you marries, or buys a slave or a riding animal, he should hold his head and pray:
“O Allah, I ask You for his goodness and the goodness of his character. I seek refuge with You from his badness and the badness of his character.”
“When he buys a camel, he holds its hump.”
- Prayer for blessings when afraid of being hit by ‘ain
Allah Ta’ala says:
“And why did you not say when you entered your garden, ‘masha Allah, la yuww ata illa billah (it is truly by the will of Allah that all this is realized, there is no power except with the help of Allah).’ You think that I am less than you in wealth and offspring.” (QS. Al Kahf: 39)
It was narrated from Sa’id ibn Hakim that he said, “When the Messenger of Allah feared that ‘ain would fall on something, he would supplicate:
“O Allah, bless her and do her no harm.”
The above hadith has corroboration from the hadeeth of Sahl bin Hunaif from his father who said, “The Messenger of Allah said:
“What prevents one of you, when he sees in his brother something wonderful in himself and his wealth, from praying for blessings” for him? For, indeed, ‘ain is true.”
The above hadith also has another corroboration from the hadith of Amir bin Rabi’ah that he said, “The Messenger of Allah said:
“When any one of you sees in himself, his wealth and his brother something wonderful, let him pray for blessings.”
The above hadith also has corroboration from the hadith of Anas bin Malik that he said, “The Messenger of Allah said:
“Whoever sees something amazing, let him say, ‘Masha Allah’, la quwwata illa billah.’ Then he will not be afflicted with ‘ain.”
- Pray for those suffering from illness
As-Sa’ib ibn Yazid reported that he said:
“My aunt went with me to the Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, my nephew is sick.’ Then he rubbed my head and prayed for blessings for me. He then made ablution and I drank the water from his ablution. I then stood behind his back, so I could see the seal of prophethood between his shoulders like a bird’s egg.”
Ibn Hajar said in Fathul Bari, “Waqa’a is pain in the two legs. Zirrul hajlah is a house filled with clothes and couches and curtains with many strings and buttons. Some say that it is a bird.”
- Prayer for the Ansar and Muhajirin
It was narrated from Anas that he said:
“The Muhajirin and Anshar dug the Khandag trench around Medina. They moved the earth with their backs. They chanted, ‘We are the ones who pledged allegiance to Muhammad for jihad, and we will not remain forever!’ The Prophet responded to them with the prayer, ‘O Allah, there is no good except the good of the Hereafter. So bless the Ansar and Muhajirin.”
- Prayer for wealth and blessed children
It was narrated from Anas that Umm Sulaim said:
“O Messenger of Allah, your servant (Anas) asked you to pray to Allah for him. He prayed, ‘O Allah, bestow upon him his wealth and his son, and bless what you have bestowed upon him.”
- Prayer during istikharah
It was narrated from Jabir that he said, “The Prophet taught us to pray istikharah in all matters such as reciting the Qur’an. He said, ‘When one of you is determined to do something, he should pray two rak’ahs that are not obligatory. After finishing, say the prayer:
“O Allah, I ask for choice according to Your knowledge and ask for decree by Your authority. I ask with Your great virtue, for You are the One who is in charge and I am not in charge, You are the All-Knowing and I know nothing. You are the Knower of the unseen. O Allah, if You know that this affair of mine is good for me in my religion, my life, and the consequences of my affairs and the immediate and future consequences, then ordain it for me and make it easy for me, and bless me in it. On the other hand, if You know that this matter is bad for me in my religion, my life, and the consequences of my affairs in the near future or in the future, then keep it away from me and keep me away from it, and ordain for me that which is good wherever it may be. Then satisfy my heart with Your destiny. Then he mentioned his desire.”
Be eager, my fellow Muslims, to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet and you will be blessed. This is his guidance in eating, drinking, marriage, buying and sickness. And in all matters of this world and the Hereafter. If we will take his guidance and walk in his path, we will be fortunate in this world and in the Hereafter, and will regain the blessings that we lost.
25. THE BLESSING OF TIME
How much we need the blessing of time. No one except us complains about the rapid passing of age and the lack of charity. Similarly it is said:
“Make use of five things before five things come, (1) Your youth before your old age, (2) Your health before your sickness, (3) Your wealth before your poverty, (4) Your leisure before your busyness, and (5) Your life before your death.”
Similarly, my fellow Muslims, the pillar of Islam, which culminates in prayer, is the greatest evidence of time management, as well as the spirit of seeking blessings and honoring them. There is Fajr time, Zhuhr time and so on.
The blessing and importance of time in the life of a Muslim is very true.
Hasan Al Bashri said, “I came across some people. They are more eager to utilize their time than – your dirhams and dinars.”
Scholars say, “Time is like a sword. If you are unable to subdue it, it will cut you down.”
Ibn Mas’ud said, “I have never regretted anything, except for that one day when the sun went down and my days were shortened while my deeds did not increase.”
Al Hakim said, “Whoever spends a day of his life on something that is not hag, or not to fulfill his obligations, build his honor, gain praise, do good or gain knowledge, then he has disobeyed his day and wronged himself.”
Among Abu Bakr’s instructions to ‘Umar when he made him caliph, “Know that Allah has the right to a deed during the day that He does not accept during the night, and a deed during the night that He does not accept during the day.”
Among the contents of the letter Abu Darda’ wrote to Sulaiman, “From Abu Darda’ to Sulaiman. O my brother, make use of your health and leisure before a calamity descends upon you and no one is able to remove it from you!”
My fellow Muslims, please see how blessed time has been in the lives of our noble scholars. They have accumulated so much knowledge. So much so that it has been said, “If people were to spend their lives reading their writings, they would not be able to finish them.” What about Allah’s gift to you? So learn that knowledge and write it down!
Among the characteristics of time are:
Allah Ta’ala says:
“And (remember) the day (on which) Allah gathers them together. (They will feel on that day) as if they had not lived (in the world) but a moment during the day; (then) they will be acquainted with one another.” (QS. Yunus: 45)
This is how the Qur’an describes how quickly time passes.
- Time that has passed will not return
Every second that passes will not come back again. Therefore, it is said. “There is not a single day on which dawn breaks unless someone calls out: ‘O children of Adam, I am a new creature and a witness to your deeds. So, bless me, for if I pass away, I will not return until the Day of Resurrection comes.”
A poet said:
A person is only a rider of his age on a journey
He spends it in a day and a month
It passes night and morning, every day and night
Far from the world and close to the grave
Ash-Shuqi said about the importance of time
The human heartbeat tells him
Truly life is but minutes and seconds of time
Therefore, we will see the regret of the loser in the Hereafter, due to the absence of the blessing of time and its waste in this world. Time is not as it is said, “Time is gold”. Rather, time is more precious than gold, because it will not return and people will be judged for it. He will not remember that except after the loss of time such as at the time of death.
“O my Lord, why have you not delayed my death until a time that is near, so that I may give in charity and be among the righteous?” (Al Munafiqun: 10)
In the afterlife they say:
“And they cried out in the hell, O our Lord, bring us out. Surely we shall do righteous deeds contrary to what we have done’. And have We not prolonged your life with sufficient time for thought for those who would think, and (have not) there come to you warners?” (Fathir: 37)
My brothers, from the above we know that time is fleeting and there is no replacement. We also know that we will be asked about the time of our life, what we used it for. Tomorrow, our age will increase and we will not be able to give something as we did when we were young. So use five things before five things come. May Allah bless our time, and make us people who listen to what is said and follow what is best.
Nothing comes to good, except good. Verily, wealth is a pleasant green plant. Anything that grows in spring kills or destroys the animal that is distended with hunger, except the one who eats modestly. He eats his fill. Then he faces the sun and excretes easily, then urinates and goes back to eating. Verily this treasure is delicious. Whoever takes it rightly, puts it rightly, then that is the best of sustenance. Whoever takes it without right is like one who eats and is never full.”
26. AN IMPORTANT NOTE ON THE CAUSES OF ABUNDANT SUSTENANCE
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind about the importance of working for sustenance and livelihood. It is a form of worship to Allah. And, hands above are better than hands below. The best sustenance is that which a person gives to the mouths of his family and dependents. It is enough for a person to be said to be sinful when he neglects those who are his dependents.
Nowadays, the needs, obligations and demands of habitual life are increasing, and we seem to be captive to them. But there are also many halal sources of income, such as agriculture, industry, animal husbandry, catching animals, trade, transfer of property rights, inheritance, gifts, and so on. If life is difficult in one’s own country, it is not uncommon for someone to go abroad in order to trade, work and so on.
We are here to remind you of the meanings of faith that are being abandoned today due to materialistic life. These meanings of faith include prayer, repentance, filial piety, performing Hajj and then following it up with Umrah and other acts of worship that strengthen faith and piety. This gives us the opportunity to remind ourselves and our brothers and sisters to fear Allah, and that is enough. Piety is the key to all good, both in this world and in the Hereafter. However, we deliberately mentioned something general and then moved on to details. We have mentioned the causes of abundant sustenance as they appear in the shar’i texts, but they all fall under the heading of piety, and are inseparable from it. This is because purification comes before beautification. We have been commanded to fear Allah to the best of our ability.
“Fear Allah to the best of your ability…” (QS. At-Taghabun: 16)
Therefore, I said earlier that one of the biggest factors in the arrival of abundant sustenance is to avoid sin and wrongdoing. This is because violating Allah’s commands erases blessings and destroys sustenance, so it must be abandoned. This is one of the greatest obligations. It is mentioned in a hadith:
“If I command you something, then do it to the best of your ability. And whatever I forbid you, leave it.” (HR. Bukhari and Muslim)
The factors of faith that we have mentioned earlier are the greatest causes of abundant sustenance. These factors do not conflict with the activities of agriculture, industry, trade and so on. So, these factors should be implemented seriously at all times, not to be underestimated. Indeed, it is a very serious sin when Allah is forgotten, then to engage in haram actions, with the excuse of seeking sustenance or trying to make life easier for the wife and family.
You are no doubt aware of the importance of sincerely worshipping Allah. Allah says:
“And they were not commanded except that they should worship Allah, and that they should render pure obedience to Him in the observance of the straight religion, and that they should establish prayer and pay the alms. Such is the straight religion.” (QS. Al-Bayyinah: 5)
A servant of Allah will be happy in this world and the next when he obeys Allah:
“Whoever believes in Allah, surely He will guide his heart.” (QS. At-Taghabun: 11)
“Whoever does righteous deeds, whether male or female, while believing, We will give him a good life…” (QS. An-Nahl: 97)
Believers are those who are given sustenance in this world and in the Hereafter because of the good they do. As for the disbeliever, his good deeds will be rewarded in this world, but not in the Hereafter, because Allah is All-Wise and All-Fair.
“We confront all the deeds that they do, then We make them (like) dust that scatters. (QS. Al-Furqan: 23)
“Those who disbelieve, their deeds are like fata morgana in a flat land, which those who are thirsty mistake for water, but when they go to it they find none. And he finds Allah on his side, and Allah gives him an adequate reckoning of his deeds. Allah is swift in His reckoning.” (QS. An-Nur: 39)
So, the good he does the disbeliever will see the effect on his offspring, his physical health and his abundant wealth. As for the Hereafter, he will get nothing but Hell. – Hence, when the Messenger of Allah was asked about Ibn Jud’an who used to entertain guests, give money to the poor, and help restore people’s rights, he replied, “He is in Hell, because he has never said on a day: “My Lord, forgive me on the day of recompense.”
This hadith explains why the disbelievers are given pleasure in this world. In fact, they often have more wealth and are healthier than Muslims. Because, the world is indeed a prison for believers and a paradise for unbelievers.
The disbelievers have fun (in the world) and they eat like animals. But hell is their abode hereafter.” (QS. Muhammad: 12)
So do not be deceived by the life of this world. Let nothing deceive us against Allah. Or our movements and silence, our words and deeds, even our feelings and senses, with the laws of Allah. Let us not be preoccupied with sustenance that will soon run out rather than seeking eternal sustenance and eternal enjoyment in Paradise. Allah says: .
“This is indeed sustenance from Us of which there is no end. (QS. Shad: 54)
Beware of being engrossed in the world and neglecting religion and neglecting Allah because you are busy with it:
“Verily, Allah is the Sustainer of sustenance, the Sustainer of strength, the Sturdiest.” (QS. Adz-Dzariyat: 58) .