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وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لا نُكَلِّفُ نَفْسًا إِلا وُسْعَهَا


أُولَئِكَ أَصْحَابُ الْجَنَّةِ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ *


وَنَزَعْنَا مَا فِي صُدُورِهِمْ مِنْ غِلٍّ تَجْرِي مِنْ تَحْتِهِمُ الأَنْهَارُ


وَقَالُوا الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي هَدَانَا لِهَذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لِنَهْتَدِيَ لَوْلا أَنْ هَدَانَا اللَّهُ


لَقَدْ جَاءَتْ رُسُلُ رَبِّنَا بِالْحَقِّ


وَنُودُوا أَنْ تِلْكُمُ الْجَنَّةُ أُورِثْتُمُوهَا بِمَا كُنْتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ *  

 

 

 

But those who believed (in the Oneness of Allâh – Islâmic Monotheism), and worked righteousness – We tax not any person beyond his scope, such are the dwellers of Paradise. They will abide therein. And We shall remove from their breasts any (mutual) hatred or sense of injury (which they had, if at all, in the life of this world); rivers flowing under them, and they will say: “All the praises and thanks be to Allâh, Who has guided us to this, never could we have found guidance, were it not that Allâh had guided us! Indeed, the Messengers of our Lord did come with the truth.” And it will be cried out to them: “This is the Paradise which you have inherited for what you used to do.”

 

(Al-A’raf 7:42-43)

 

 

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How great Allaah’s Generosity is! He blesses them with guidance, allows them to remain steadfast upon it, then rewards them with Jannah! May Allaah make us among them. Aameen. 

 

An appropriate reminder at this point would be of the hadeeth reported in Saheeh Muslim (Arabic Online) or Translation in Vol.4, p.1397, #6418:

 

Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin al-‘Aas – radiyallaahu anhu – said, that he heard Allah’s Messenger – sallallaahu alaihi wa sallaam – saying, “All the hearts of the offspring of Aadam are between two fingers of Ar-Rehman’s Fingers, as one heart. He turns it (in any direction) as He wills. Then Allah’s Messenger said, “O Allah! The Turner of the hearts, turn our heart towards Your obedience.

 

 

 

 

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“O Allaah, I seek refuge in You lest I knowingly associated others with You, and I seek Your forgiveness for what I do unknowingly.” (1)

 

 

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(1) References as they appear in Hisnul-Muslim: Related by Ahmad 4/403 and others. Also, see Shaikh al-Albaani’s (rahimahullaah) Saheeh al-Jaami’ 3/233 and Saheeh at-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb 1/19.

 

(2) Arabic text image taken from http://www.makedua.com

 

* Image used: Crepuscule by Fabien Egot

 

 

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لاَ يُكَلِّفُ اللّهُ نَفْسًا إِلاَّ وُسْعَهَا لَهَا مَا كَسَبَتْ وَعَلَيْهَا مَا اكْتَسَبَتْ رَبَّنَا لاَ تُؤَاخِذْنَا إِن نَّسِينَا أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا رَبَّنَا وَلاَ تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَا إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِنَا رَبَّنَا وَلاَ تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لاَ طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا أَنتَ مَوْلاَنَا فَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ

 

Allâh burdens not a person beyond his scope. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned. “Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error, our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us (Jews and Christians); our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. (1) You are our Maulâ (Patron, Supporter and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving people.”

(Al-Baqarah 2:286)

 

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Shaikh Ibn Uthaymeen – rahimahullaah – says in his tafseer of Soorat al-Baqarah: (2)

 

ومنها: أنه ينبغي للإنسان سؤال الله العفو؛ لأن الإنسان لا يخلو من تقصير في المأمورات؛ فيسأل الله العفو عن تقصيره؛ لقوله تعالى: { واعف عنا }؛ وسؤالُ الله المغفرة من ذنوبه التي فعلها؛ لقوله تعالى: { واغفر لنا }؛ لأن الإنسان إن لم يُغفر له تراكمت عليه الذنوب، ورانت على قلبه، وربما توبقه، وتهلكه.

 

And from them (the points of benefit derived from this aayah): (Is) That one must ask Allaah for ‘Afw, for he is not free from shortcomings in those things which have been commanded; so he asks Allaah for ‘Afw from his shortcomings in accordance with His saying “واعف عنّا”. And asking Allaah for Maghfirah from his (the person’s) sins which he has committed is in accordance with His saying “واغفر لنا”, because a person – if he is not forgiven – (his) sins will pile up upon him, be a Raan (3) upon his heart, and perhaps destroy him.

 

ومن فوائد الآية: أنه ينبغي للإنسان أن يسأل الله أن يرحمه في مستقبل أمره؛ فيعفو عما مضى، ويغفر؛ ويرحم في المستقبل؛ لقوله تعالى: { وارحمنا }؛ وبه نعرف اختلاف هذه الكلمات الثلاث: طلب العفو عن التفريط في الطاعات؛ والاستغفار عن فعل المحرمات؛ والرحمة فيما يستقبله الإنسان من زمنه – أن الله يرحمه، ويوفقه لما فيه مصلحته.

 

And from the benefits of the aayah: (Is) That one must ask Allaah to have Rahmah on him in his future affairs; so He will ‘ya’foo’ and ‘yaghfir’ what has passed, and have Rahmah on him in what’s to come, in accordance with His saying “وارحمنا”. Through this, we learn the difference between the three words:

 

Asking for ‘Afw for shortcomings in acts of obedience, ‘Istighfaar (i.e. seeking Maghrifah) from committing acts of disobedience (4), and (asking for) Rahmah in that which lies ahead for one in his future – that Allaah has Rahmah on him and grants him success to (following) that which will be beneficial/have good in it for him.

 

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Ibn Katheer – rahimahullaah – says in his tafseer of Soorat al-Baqarah: (5)

 

وقوله: ( وَاعْفُ عَنَّا ) أي: فيما بيننا وبينك مما تعلمه من تقصيرنا وزللنا، ( وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ) أي: فيما بيننا وبين عبادك، فلا تظهرهم على مساوينا وأعمالنا القبيحة، ( وَارْحَمْنَا ) أي: فيما يُسْتَقبل، فلا توقعنا بتوفيقك في ذنب آخر، ولهذا قالوا: إن المذنب محتاج إلى ثلاثة أشياء: أن يعفو الله عنه فيما بينه وبينه، وأن يستره عن عباده فلا يفضحه به بينهم، وأن يعصمه فلا يوقعه في نظيره.

 

And His saying “واعف عنا” meaning: in that which is between us and You, which You know (about) from our shortcomings and faults/slips; “واغفر لنا” meaning: in that which is between us and Your servants, such that You do not make apparent to them our faults/vices and abominable deeds; “وارحمنا” meaning: in that which will come in the future, so do not let us fall – with Your tawfeeq (i.e. You granting us success) – in another sin. This is why it has been said: “Surely the sinner is in need of three things: that Allaah forgives him for that (the sin he committed) which is between him and Him (i.e. the sinner and Allaah), that He conceals the sin from His servants and not expose him through it (the sin) among them, and that He protects him so he doesn’t fall in its equivalent (i.e. further sin/error).”

 

 

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(1) The words ‘Afw, Maghfirah, and Rahmah have been translated in the aayah (The Noble Qur’aan translation) to mean Pardon, Forgiveness, and Mercy – respectively. In Arabic, the meaning of the words is as follows:

Afw: pardon/forgiveness, but also erasing/wiping out
Maghfirah: pardon/forgiveness but also concealing/hiding
Rahmah: mercy

 

(2) Sh. Ibn Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah). Tafseer Soorat al-Baqarah, Part #3 – Aayah 286 – Points of Benefit #16 and 17.

 

(3) Raan:  a covering of sins and evil deeds, as mentioned in Soorat Al-Mutaffifin, verse 14.

 

(4) Note: it’s not always the case that ‘Afw relates to shortcomings in acts of obedience while Maghfirah relates to acts of disobedience. There’s a rule in Arabic that says that some words “if they unite, they separate (in meaning); and if they separate, they unite (in meaning).” [An example often given by scholars consists of the words Islaam and Eemaan: they include eachother when mentioned separately and they exclude eachother and become more specific when mentioned together, wallaahu ‘Alam.] Therefore, if the words ‘Afw and Maghfirah occur together, though they mean the same thing (i.e. pardon/forgiveness), they will be “distinguished” and separated from each other in meaning (by one being more specific to one thing than the other word etc.); however, if they separate and occur in different aayaat/locations, they could be used to mean the same thing (i.e. forgiveness) be it for shortcomings in good deeds or for doing bad deeds.  Shaikh Ibn Uthaymeen – rahimahullah – says in the tafseer of aayah 218 of Soorat al-Baqarah:

قوله تعالى: { والله غفور رحيم }؛ قد يقول قائل: ما محل ذكر اسم الله «الغفور» هنا مع أن هؤلاء قاموا بأعمال صالحة؟ الجواب أن القائم بالأعمال الصالحة قد يحصل منه شيء من التفريط، والتقصير؛ ولذلك شرع للمصلي أن يستغفر الله ثلاثاً بعد السلام؛

(Concerning) His (ta’aalaa’s) saying: (والله غفور رحيم); one might say: what is the reason behind mentioning the name of Allaah (الغفور) here even though those [meaning people mentioned in the verse] have done good deeds? The answer is that one who does good deeds might have some carelessness/negligence or shortcomings; this is why one it has been legislated for one who performs his salaah to say ‘Istighfaar 3 times after salaam. [End of Shaikh’s words]

Here, Maghfirah is used to refer to shortcomings in doing good deeds.  And Allaah knows best.

 

(4) Tafseer Ibn Katheer. One will notice how the “erasing” meaning of ‘Afw and “concealing” meaning of Maghrifah play a role in this tafseer.

 

 

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قَالَ النَّبِيُّ ‏صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ

 

‏إِنَّ مِنْ أَفْضَلِ أَيَّامِكُمْ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ فَأَكْثِرُوا عَلَيَّ مِنْ الصَّلاَةِ فِيهِ

فَإِنَّ صَلاَتَكُمْ مَعْرُوضَةٌ عَلَيَّ قَالَ فَقَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ

 – وَكَيْفَ تُعْرَضُ صَلاَتُنَا عَلَيْكَ وَقَدْ أَرَمْتَ ‏- ‏قَالَ يَقُولُونَ بَلِيتَ

‏قَالَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى حَرَّمَ عَلَى الأَرْضِ أَجْسَادَ الأَنْبِيَاءِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ

 

 

The Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said:

 

“Surely, among the best of your days is Friday; so increase in (invoking Allaah’s) Salaat (1) upon me during it, for your (invocations for Allaah’s) Salaat (upon me) will be displayed to me.” So they (the companions, radiyallaahu ‘ahnum) asked: “O Messenger of Allah! How will our (invocation for Allaah’s) Salaat (upon you) be displayed to you when you have disintegrated (i.e. your body turned to dust in the grave)?” He replied, “Verily, Allaah tabaaraka wa ta’aalaa has made forbidden for the earth (the consumption of) the bodies of the Prophets – may Allaah’s Salaat be upon them.” (2)

 

 

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(1) Regarding the term Salaat: When one sends Salaat upon the Prophet – sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam – it does NOT mean that one prays TO the Prophet – wal ‘iyaathu billaah – because that would constitute shirk; rather, this means that one prays/asks/invokes/supplicates to ALLAAH (alone) to send His Salaat upon the Prophet – sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam. In the expression “Salla Allaahu Alaihi/Alaihim” the Salaat from Allaah is interpreted to mean His praising of him/them before al-mala’ al-a’laa (the angels). This is how Abul-Aaliyah – radiyallaahu anhu – interpreted it as mentioned in Saheeh al-Bukhaaree regarding verse 56 from Soorat al-Ahzaab. It is also the choice of Sh. Ibn Uthaymeen – rahimahullaah – in ash-SharH al-Mumti’. Wallaahu A’lam.  For more information, read this.

 

(2) The Hadeeth is narrated by Aws ‘ibn Aws – radiyallaahu ‘anhu – and graded Saheeh by Sh. al-Albaanee – rahimahullaah – in Saheeh Abee Daawood, #1531.  Online Reference – Sunan Abee Daawood.

 

 

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مَنْ سَبَّحَ اللَّهَ فِي دُبُرِ كُلِّ صَلاةٍ ثَلاثًا وَثَلاثِينَ وَحَمِدَ اللَّهَ ثَلاثًا وَثَلاثِينَ وَكَبَّرَ اللَّهَ ثَلاثًا وَثَلاثِينَ فَتْلِكَ تِسْعَةٌ وَتِسْعُونَ وَقَالَ تَمَامَ الْمِائَةِ لا إِلَهَ إِلاّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لا شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ غُفِرَتْ خَطَايَاهُ وَإِنْ كَانَتْ مِثْلَ زَبَدِ الْبَحْرِ


Abu Hurayrah (radiyallaahu ‘anhu) reported from the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu alaihi wa sallam):

Whoever glorifies Allaah (says SubHaanallaah) after each prayer thirty-three times, praises Allaah (says alHamdulillaah) thirty-three times, and magnifies Allaah (says Allaahu Akbar) thirty-three times – that makes ninety-nine – then completes one hundered by saying ‘Laa ilaaha illallaah waHdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul mulku, wa lahul Hamdu, wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shay’in qadeerun (1), his sins will be forgiven even if they were (abundant) like the foam of the sea.” (2)

 

 

Next time your nafs and/or the Shaytaan urge you to get up after salah without saying this…

think about your many sins…

and how THIS action – if done sincerely for the sake of Allaah – can be the one that will save you (after His Mercy) (3).

 

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(1) Translation as appears in Hisul Muslim: None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, alone, without partner, to Him belongs all sovereignty and praise and He is over all things omnipotent.

(2) Reported by Muslim in his Saheeh, #939. Online Reference in Translation of Saheeh Muslim: Book 004, Chapter 69, #1243.

(3) Abu Hurayrah reported Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) as saying: There is none whose deeds alone would entitle him to get into Paradise. It was said to him: And, Allaah’s Messenger, not even you? Thereupon he said: Not even I, but that my Lord wraps me in Mercy. – Translation of Saheeh Muslim, Book 039, Chapter 15, #6761.
 

 

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من دخل السوق فقال : لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له، له الملك، وله الحمد، يحيي ويميت، وهو حي لا يموت بيده الخير، وهو على كل شيء قدير، كتب الله له ألف ألف حسنة، ومحا عنه ألف ألف سيئة، ورفع له ألف ألف درجة، وبنى له بيتا في الجنة



Whoever enters the marketplace and says:Laa ilaaha illallaah waHdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul mulku, wa lahul Hamdu, yuHyee wa yumeetu wa huwa Hayyun laa yamootu, biyadihil khayru, wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shay’in qadeerun” (1) Allaah would write for him a thousand thousand (i.e. million) good deeds, erase from him a thousand thosand (i.e. million) bad deeds, raise for him (his status) a thousand thousand (i.e. million) levels, and build a house for him Jannah.” (2)

 

Another easy action with tremendous reward! SubHaanallaah!

 

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Note: H = ح

(1) Translation as appears in Hisul Muslim: None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, alone, without partner, to Him belongs all sovereignty and praise. He gives life and causes death, and He is living and does not die. In His hand is all good and He is over all things, omnipotent.

(2) This hadeeth is narrated by Abdullaah ibn Umar (radiyallaahu anhumaa), and is graded Hasan by Sh. al-Albaanee in Saheeh al-Jaami’ #6231.

 

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Duaa

 

“ما من عبد مسلم يدعو لأخيه بظهر الغيب إلا قال الملك : ولك بمثل”

 

Narrated by Abud-Dardaa’ (radiyallaahu ‘anh) that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said:

There isn’t a Muslim servant (of Allaah) who supplicates for his brother behind is back (in his absence) except that the angel (comissioned for carrying supplication to his Lord) will say (to the one supplicating): (Aameen) and for you is the same.” (1)

 

“دعاء الأخ لأخيه بظهر الغيب لايرد”

 

The supplication of one for his brother behind his back (in his absence) is not rejected.” (2)

 

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(1) Saheeh Muslim #2732; to find it Online in Saheeh Muslim English translation go to chapter 22, Book 035, #6589.


(2) Al-Bazzaar 4/500; Saheeh al-Jaami’ #3379.

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