WHAT ONE SHOULD DO BEFORE GOING TO SLEEP

You should lie down with both the knees straightened and both hands on the chest. Then the following should be read:

  1. Ayatul Qursi – Allahu laa ilaaha illa hu huwal … – once.
  2. The four Quls – once. Sura Ikhlas must be read 3 times.

You should then blow upon the palms and pass them on the entire length and breadth of your body. You may also do this for the infants who are not able to read. It is also recommended that you learn the Suras Waaqia, Yaseen and Mulk. You should read these Suras before sleeping. As long as you do not know them by heart, you may recite them by looking at the Holy Quran. Thereafter, you should you should lie on the right side without talking. If you have to talk, then you may do so, but you should recite Sura Kaafirun before going to sleep. If this procedure is followed then, Insha-Allah, you will be protected from all evil and forces.

The benefit of reciting the following Suras before going to sleep:

  1. Sura MulkProtection from the Azaab (Torment) of the grave.
  2. Sura Yaseen To be recited for Maghfirat (pardon).
  3. Sura Waaqia Protection from hunger.
  4. Sura Dukhaan The reciter will awake in the morning in such a condition that 70 000 Angels will be making Istighfar for him.

REWARDS OF 100 HAJJ

Hazrat Umar Bin Shoiab reported from his father who reported from his father that Rasool Allah salla allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam said,”Whoever recited “Subhan Allah” 100 times in the morning & evening, it will be like he had performed 100 Hajj.And whoever recited “Allhamdo Lillah” 100 times in the morning & 100 times in the evening it will be like he gave 100 horses as charity in the path of Allah ta’ala.He who recited “La Ilaha Illal Laah” 100 times in the morning & 100 time in the evening it will be like he has freed 100 Slaves from amongst the children of Hazrat Ismail alaihis salaam.He who recited “Allah O Akbar” 100 times in the morning & 100 times in the evening, then no-one will be able to do more good deeds than him on that day, other than he who recited the same amount or more.”(Mishkaat, Vol2, page 346)

FASTING MERITS, RULES AND SUPPLICATIONMERITS

Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala says: “O believers! Fastings have been made obligatory upon you as were made before you, so that you may become pious.” (2:183) Thus the fastings were obligatory on Muslims and it became the third pillar of Islam. Regarding merits of fastings there are so many Hadiths have been narrated, some of them are being referred below:

Sayyiduna Abu Huraira (radi Allahu anhu) said that our Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said that he who keeps fast with belief and hope of getting blessings then his forthcoming sins will be forgiven and he who believes and prays in the nights of Ramadaan with the intention of getting blessings then his forthcoming sins will be forgiven and he who believes and prays with the intention of getting blessings in the night of Qadr, his forthcoming sins will be forgiven. (Bukhari & Muslim)

Sayyiduna Suhail bin Sa’ad (radi Allahu anhu) said that our Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said that in Heaven there is a door which is called “RAYAN”. On the Day of Judgment (Qiyamah) only the people who observed fastings will enter into Heaven through this door. Nobody other than those mentioned will enter. A call will be made, where are those who used to keep fasts? Then the people of fasting will stand up and enter into Heaven and then the door would be closed and none could be able to enter through this. (Muslim)

Sayyiduna Abu Huraira (radi Allahu anhu) said that I have heard our Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) saying that Allah says: All the deeds other than fasts are for the men himself but fastings is for Me and I only will give reward for that. I swear by Who has Power on my Soul that the smell from the mouth of a fasting person is better than the smell of “Musk” scent. (Muslim)

WHO IS EXEMPTED FROM FASTING

In the following conditions, not to keep fasts is permitted, but one will have to keep them after Ramadaan month:
1. If one is on a journey, and if that journey is at least 92 Kilometers (57.5 miles) long.
2. Pregnant and breast-feeding women when she is concerned about the health of herself or the baby.
3. If a person is sick and he is concerned that the disease will get worst or will take longer time to cure or a healthy person, if he is sure to get sick.
4. Ladies having child birth and menstruation period. (Bahare Shari�at, part 5)
5. A person is so old who is not capable of fasting nor he can hope of repeating the missed fasting then he should pay “Fidya” a fixed amount per day. That is to feed a poor twice for each fasting or give Sadaqa equivalent to Sadaqa Fitr. (Bahare Shari�at, part 5)

SUPPLICATIONS:

1. Du�a for Fasting: Allahumma asumu ghadal laka faghfirli ma qadamtu wama akhartu. Or Wabi saumi ghadin nawatu min Shahri Ramadaan.


2. Du�a when breaking Fast: Allahumma laka sumtu wa bika aamantu wa alaika tawakkaltu wa alaa rizqika aftartu fataqabal minni ma qaddamtu wama akhartu.


3. Supplication for Taraweeh: Sub Hana Zil Mulki Wal Malakoot. Sub Hana Zil Eizzati Wal Azmati Wal Haibati Wal Qudrati Wal Kibreeyai Wal Jabaroot. Sub Hanal Malikil Hayyillazi La Yanamu Wala Yamoot Subbuhun Quddusun Rabbuna Wa Rabbul Malaaikati War�rooh. Allahumma Ajirna Minannari Ya Mujeeru Ya Mujeeru Ya Mujeer.

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