Part of the Do'a Iftitah

"Verily my solats, my ibadah, my life and my death I surrender to Almighty Allah, Creator and Lord of all the worlds. Never will I associate anything with Him. So am I commanded and I am of those who are Muslims."

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

After Solat Dhikr- Part 4

We then proceed to recite the last two verses from Surah Baqarah :
  • AA MANARR RASUULU BIMAA UNZILA ILAIHI MIRR RABBIHI WAL MUQMINUUN
  • KULLUN AAMANA BILLAHI WAMALA IKATIHI WA QUTUBIHI WA RUSULIH
  • LAA NUFARRIQU BAINA AIDIHIM MIRR RUSULIH
  • WA QAALU SAMIQNA WA A'TAQNA GHUFRAANAKAA
  • RABBANA WA 'ILAYKAL MASHIIR
  • LAA YUKALLIFULLAHU NAFSAN 'ILLA WUS 'A HAA LAHAA MAA KASABAT WA 'ALAIHA 'MAQTASABAT
  • RABBANA LAA TU 'AKHIZNA IN NASINAA 'AW AKHTAKNA
  • RABBANA WA LAA TAHMIL 'ALAINA ISHRAN KAMAA HAMALTAHU 'ALAL LADZINAA MIN 'QABLINA
  • RABBANA WA LAA TU HAMMILNAA MAA LAA THAA QATA LANAA BIHH
  • WA'FUU 'ANNA WAGHFIRLANAA WARHAMNA ANTA MAULANA FANSHURNAA 'ALAL QAUMIL KAFIRRIN

Meaning:

The Prophet has faith in what has been revealed to him and also do the Believers. All have faith in Allah, His Malaikats @ Angels, Kitabs @ Holy Books and His Prophets.

We (Allah) do not differentiate between anyone of them (the Prophets). They (the Prophets) say: 'We hear and we obey (Allah), We hope for Your Forgiveness O Allah and to You we shall return.

Allah SWT does not burden mankind except as to what mankind are able to bear with on their own. For mankind, blessings are awarded for their good deeds and mankind are accorded sins according to what they commit.

O Allah, do not torment us with Your Punishments if we tend to forget or are guilty of sin!

O Allah, do not burden us as You burdened those before us!

O Allah, do not burden us with what we can't afford to accomplish!

Forgive us of our sins and do have Mercy upon us!

You are our Leader, grant us help to face the Kaffirs (Disbelievers)!

Explanation:

The above two Ayats are Allah's Firman @ Commandment upon us in the closure of the Surah Al-Baqarah Verses 285 and 286 in the Holy Qur'an Al Karim.

The Blessed Messenger Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam explained:

'Verily, God has given me two Ayats (Verses) from His Treasury of His 'Arash which are the two closing verses of the Surah Al-Baqarah.

Therefore, read them and teach them to your children and to your wife!

In those ayats are contained , the meaning of the relationship between the servant and his Lord!

They contain the essence of the Qur'an and Do'a (prayers). Those two Ayats suffice to be made as your nightly Wirid (Dhikr).

Any home in which the two Ayats are read and recited, the Devil @ Syaitan will not approach or dwell in for three days and nights!

We then proceed to recite :

  • SYAHID DALLAHU 'ANNAHU LAA ILAHAA ILL LAA HUWA WAL MALAA IKATU WA 'UULUL 'ILMI QAA 'IMAN BIL 'QISTII LAA ILAA HAA ILL LAA HUWAL 'AZIZUL HAKIIM

Meaning :

Allah has testified that There's No Other God except Him and have so attested the Malaikats @ Angels and knowledgable persons as Allah stands upholding Justice. There is No Other God except Him the Most Powerful, Most Intelligent.

Explanation:

The Ayat above is Verse 18 from the Surah Al-Imran, Holy Quran Al Karim.

An Arabian man came to the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam informing the Prophet SAW that his (the Arab) relative has been stricken ill with a serious disease.

The Prophet SAW asked that the sick person be brought to him. When the sick person was brought before the Holy Messenger, the Prophet SAW laid his hand upon the body of the sick person and recited a chain of sacred verses from the Holy Qur'an.

Among the verses he recited were the Surah Al-Fatihah, Ayatul Kursi, Wa ila hukum, Opening verses of the Surah Al-Baqarah, Lillahi maa fissamaa wati wa maa fil ard, the closing verses of Surah Al Baqarah , the verse above and several other verses ending with Surah Al-Ikhlas, Suratul Falaq and Suratun Naas.

When the Blessed Messenger (peace be upon him) completed reciting those verses over the sick person, the man stood up fully recovered as if he had not been sick before being brought to be healed by the Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam by Allah's Will! Subhanallah! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

To be continued.

6 comments:

suhaila said...

assalamualaikum.

Very good effort from your part.

But just a note,

there are alot of spelling inconsistecy in your rumi-arab dzikr, which might alter the meaning if read wrongly.

Why not just publish the arabic version.

thanks you

mahaguru58 said...

Wa'alaikumsalam Su,

Just for your info, I am posting these series for the benefit of Sister Juliana's foreign friend who is just learning about Islam.

Hence, the posting of the Arabic verses in Romanised Transliteration.

Romanised Transliteration is the best way for those who have yet to learn or know how to read in Arabic.

This is the best I can do according to the present system of transliterating Arabic into English.

I leave it to you to forward to me a better version of the transliterations if you are capable of improving on it.

Insya Allah, I will put it up as soon as you email them to me or publish it in your blog and update me about it.

As for misreadings on the part of those who are new to Arabic to English transliterations, believe me that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala knows us best and what's in our hearts.

Islam is to be shared in a manner that is light and easy if we are to follow the example and Sunnah of the Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

Do not be too hard in our expectations or be rigid in our approach to Dakwah.

As we progress in our learning curve,

Insya Allah, we will get better and better in due time and can improve ourselves as we grow in 'Ilm.

May Allah SWT bless us all with good faith in our fellow mankind and Muslims to be able to learn from each other and live in peace amongst mankind in general.

Wabilahi taufeek wal hidayah wassalamualaikum warahmatullah.

Thanks for commenting.

suhaila said...

Assalamualaikum,

Thank you for the reply. I respectfully disagree with you. While it might be ok to learn arabic wirid in roman spelling, it is wrong to learn or recite quran in roman spelling.

Some of the wirid you present here is direct quotes of quranic verses, of which you have to be very careful with the wordings and tashkeel.

For example, the Al Baqara 285, alot of ways to read wrongfully with your "romanization"

let me try to correct it (an impossible task but still, just so you get the picture)
AAMANA 'RRASUULU BIMAA UN--ZILA ILAIHI MIn 'RABBIHI WAL MU'MINUUN
KULLUN AAMANA BILLAHI WAMALAAIKATIHI WAQUTUBIHI WA RUSULIH
LAA NUFARRIQU BAINA AHADIN MIn 'RUSULIH
WA QAALU SAMI'NA WA A'TA'NA GHUFRAANAKAA
RABBANA WA 'ILAYKAL MASIR
LAA YUKALLIFU 'LLAHU NAFSAN 'ILLA WUS 'A HAA LAHAA MAA KASABAT WA 'ALAIHA 'MAQTASABATh
RABBANA LAA TU 'AKHIZNA IN NASINAA 'AW AKHTAKNA
RABBANA WA LAA TAHMIL 'ALAINA ISRAN KAMAA HAMALTAHU 'ALA 'LADZINAA MIN 'QABLINA
RABBANA WA LAA TU HAMMILNAA MAA LAA THAA QATA LANAA BIHi
WA'FU 'ANNA WAGHFIRLANAA WARHAMNA ANTA MAULANA FANSURNAA 'ALAL QAUMIL KAFIRRIN

Those I make bold wordings are where you got the words sound totally wrong. And this is Quran, the Mu'jizat of rasul, we cannot just say, even if I recite wrongly, Allah will understand me. We have the responsibility of protecting the Quran from any kind of alteration.

Your intention of teaching or exposing wirid and quran recitition to a non muslim is a noble deed indeed, but still, be careful. Nothing wrong in reciing the dzikr in your own mother tounge, until you can read basic Arabic. I even think it would be easier for one to accept and understand Islam if we aproach them by the means of their own culture (language included). I agree Islam is not rigid, so why limiting the wirid and dzik to one language?

You are doing a good job. keep it up.

And Allah knows the best

mahaguru58 said...

Thank you Sister Suhaila!

As you can see, I have published your corrections!

Jazakallah. Through teamwork, we can do better!

Gracias! Ribuan terimakasih! Xie xie.

Maybe if you could email me I might be able to run the transliterations through you to get it proofread before posting,eh?

You willing?

suhaila said...

Like I said, it is impossible to write arabic in roman letters. So, no, I am not available for transliterations. I was just pointing out the mistake.

Anyway, I might be able to give arabic reading tutorial for non-arab. This might be useful for the non-arab speaking people to understand the arabic writing (specifically Quran).

mahaguru58 said...

Well, in that case, it's best that you just wish me well and let me bear the consequences of my transliterations.

The most important thing for a Muslim to do is to help spread the Truth of Islam.

It is imperative that those capable of doing so, just do it without hindering anyone else from doing it.

There are a billion over Muslims alive right now in the world. Most just live their lifes without doing what they are supposed to do ; that is to 'Invite All (Mankind) to the Way of Thy Lord in Ways that are best and most gracious and to Reason with them (the Disbelievers) in a manner befitting them'.

I am doing my part as best as I can. Since you are too busy, it's alrite. Just let me do what I can.

Wassalam.