As-Siyaamu Junnah, by the esteemed and noble shaykh, Aboo Shehaab Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Al-Bannaa (may Allah preserve him upon good).
Chapter: In Regards to the Merits of Laylatul-Qadr and Searching for it in the Last Ten Nights.
Narrated by Emaam Ahmed (may Allah bestow His great and enormous mercy upon him): From him (Allah’s peace and blessings upon him) said: ((Whoever stood (in prayer) during Ramadhaan with Eemaan (firm belief)and Ihtisaab (contentment), he will be forgiven for what proceeded him of sins. And whoever stood (in prayer) during Laylatul-Qadr with Eemaan and Ihtisaab, he will be forgiven for what proceeded him of sins)).
Narrated by Emaam Ahmed: from Abee Bakrah that he heard Allah’s Messenger (Allah’s peace and blessings upon him) say: ((Search for it in Al-Asharaul-Awaakhir (the last ten) in Al-Witr (the odd) of it)). A narrator said: Aboo Bakrah used to pray in the first ten days of Ramadhaan like he would pray in the rest of the year; however when he enter in the last ten he would strive harder.
Also extracted by Ahmed: from Aa’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her), she said: Oh Prophet of Allah, if I was to meet Laylatul-Qadr, what do I say? He said: You say: ((Allhumma Innaka Affuwwun Tuhibbul-Afwa Fa’fu Anniyy)) . ((Oh Allah, Indeed You are The One Who Pardons, You love pardoning, so pardon me)).
Some added notes from our father, our shaykh, Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Al-Bannaa (may Allah preserve him and his family upon good).
Laylatul-Qadr is better that 83 years and 4 months and we are to search for it in 21, 23, 25, 27 and 29 nights of Ramadhaan. Allah’s Messenger (Allah’s peace and blessings upon him) would increase during these last ten nights in Ibaadah (Worship), in Adhkaar (Remembrances of Allah), in Du’aa’ (Supplicating to Allah) and in Qiraa’atul-Qur’aan (Reciting Al-Qur’aan).
Translated by: Al-Faqeer to my Lord, Aboo Abdir-Rahmaan Abdur-Raqeeb.
Just a little taste of how things go when those who are not qualified are over the affairs of others. And although it’s funny, in a way, to watch it is also sad.
How many of us are in charge today and cause such destruction with our hands and tongue?
So let’s think. As a man you may be the driver, the operator, the father, husband, son, step-father, uncle and brother. Let us fear Allah and be mindful of our trust. Let us be mindful that we have the ability to bring benefit as well as harm. Let’s seek nearness to Allah and do our best to protect the Muslims (and non Muslims) from our harm. Don’t give your good deeds away.
Let’s make du’aa for our brother hoping in return that Allah will have mercy on us and protect us from brining ourselves and our family towards destruction. Let’s focus on ourselves and our families first, the women and children under our care.
Let’s forgive and move on seeking the face of Allah, The Tremendous. The glorious return for the believers is only to Him, The Perfect. Why dwell on the past? But seek forgives from your Glorious Lord, give thanks, move on and prepare for your meeting with The Inheritor, Allah.
(They say): “Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower.” 3:8
85 – “O Allah, Knower of the unseen and the seen, Creator of the heavens and the Earth, Lord and Sovereign of all things, I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except You. I take refuge in You from the evil of my soul and from the evil and shirk of the devil, and from committing wrong against my soul or bringing such upon another Muslim.”
88 – “O Ever Living, O Self-Subsisting and Supporter of all, by Your mercy I seek assistance, rectify for me all of my affairs and do not leave me to myself, even for the blink of an eye.”
Righteousness is a choice. Let’s choose righteousness.
Today we had our brother Abdullah Jamaal ‘Abbaas, one of the students of Sheikh Muhammad Sa’eed Rslan (may Allah preserve him and his family), come into the studio today to read this du’aa. Please listen to it and try to repeat it as best you can.