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Posted on Sat, Jul 01, 2006 14:37

Asalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatulaye Wa Barakatuhu. Bismillaye ArRahmane ArRahhime. Al Hamdulillaye Rabbil Alamine. All praises are due to Allah (SWT)for all this blessings upons his bondservants and particularly for the dawa'a work being done in this website through these blogs. It is heart warming to see brothers and sisters seeking to please Allah (SWT), wanting to live their lives according to the sunna, by finding a pious partner, a believing man or woman to help them fulfill their the requirements of their deen. It is even more so when these brothers and sister engage in encouraging each other, reminding each other to do good and avoid evil and to remember Allah (SWT) as much and as often as possible. It would be further more beneficial if such an effort was done according to the sunna of our beloved, the Holy Prophet (SAWS) and using his own words. Within that spirit, for the sake of Allah (SWT)and exclusively for his pleasure, below is some information for those of us who want to improve their acts of ibada, and to perfect their worship of Allah (SWT). First, there are several books that deal directly with Zikr, the remembrance of Allah (SWT). A. Books 1. The teachings of Islam, by Shaikhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya. This voluminous works (over 935 pages) contains a wealth of information of the value of zikr. Several chapters touch at the heart of Islamic Worship: Stories of the Sahaba; Vertues of the Holy Quran; Virtues of Salat; Vertues of Ramadhan; Vertues of Zikr; etc. The other books below are much smaller and more to the point. 2. Fortification of the Muslim through remembrance and supplications from the Qur'an and the Sunnah; compiled and referenced by Sa'id Ibn 'Ali Wahf al-Qahtani; adapted from a translation by Ismael Ibraheem. This book contains 132 supplications covering most of the daily worship and special occasions and circumstances. It is relatively comprehensive in comparison to the rest. 3. Al-Ma'thurat, by Imam Shaheed Hasan Al-Banna. The beauty of this blooket is the Zikr from the Holy Quran the Holy Prophet (SAWS) recommended to his sahaba. The author gives the references of the prophetic ahadith to support his contention. 4. Authentic Supplications of the (Holy) Prophet (SAWS), by Waleed K. S. Al-Essa, A Daar Of Islamic Heritage Publication. This work's strenghts are similar to the previous. However, it lacks the Quranic ayat recommended by the Holy Prophet (SAW). 5. The last booklet contains both some of the Quranic ayat and the prophetic supplications. It lacks the ahadith references tough. Nonetheless, most of the booklet's entries are consistent with the content found in the three previous books. Hence, the dalil (justification) of the recommendations can be retraced to those references. It's title is: Le Rappel et l'Invocation de Dieu, Tire du Coran et de la Sounna. This is to say that it is in French, for those who speak that language; and we know there are some. I have been using this book for now close to eight years; and thanks to Allah (SWT)'s merci and grace, I have memorized the recommended daily zikr both from the Quran and the prophetic dua. For the determined believer, it is not difficult to do so and to make it part of their daily routine. May Allah (SWT) help all those who are committed to remembering Him with the proper etiquette and the proper words. B. Internet Resources: No URL links or addresses will be referred to here, given this website's policy. However, the topics will be presented in such a way that it will be easy to locate the online resources, In Shaa Allah. a. The book mentioned in paragraph (2) above: Fortification of the Muslim through Remembrance is already being uploaded online and the first 65 or so of the supplications are avalable with their transliteration (the arabic pronounciation with roman script). Please perform a search with the words "Quran Transliteration: The Supplication for Fortification of Muslims". b. Translation and Commentary of the Holy Quran is another online resources site that provide both the transliteration of some of the most famous dua in the Holy Quran. As we all may know, a great deal of the supplications in the Holy Quran were made by the previous prophets and messengers of Allah (SWT). c. What to say in Salat (prayer) is a third site for resources for those of us who want to make sure they are doing their salat according to the sunnah. d. Essential Du'as/Supplications (Extracted From Al Hisnal Hasin) by Allamah Muhammad Al Jazri (RA) e. Transliteration/Supplications: Verses of the Holy Qur'an. These resouces contains also audio files. With the grace of Allah (SWT) these references may offer a good head start for the brothers and sisters who have some interest in these subjects. C. Most of you know or have heard of Cat Stevens, a British pop star who reverted to Islam and took the same of Yusuf Islam. He produced a CD: "Prayers of the Last Prophet" which is worth listening to. I thank all those who will take the time to glance over this words. I thank Allah (SWT) for allowing me to make these references available. I seek Allah (SWT)'s forgiveness for any mistakes within. I turn to Him repenting and seeking his merci.


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Posted on Tue, Jul 11, 2006 05:27

Asalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaye Wa Barakatuhu. Bismillaye ArRahmane ArRahhime. Al Hamdulillaye Rabbil Alamine. All praise is du to Allah (swt) REMEMBERING ALLAH (swt) DAILY. For those brothers and sisters who are interested, the internet is a great source for finding information on worship. For the remembrance of Allah (SWT), Islamic Finder is a good entry gate to those resources.


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Posted on Mon, Jul 10, 2006 15:12

Bismilaah Asalaamu alykum wr. wb Brother HamduRabbi may Allah reward you for your hard working and may Allah have murcy on you and all of us insha allah. this information is real good and thank you for sharing with us it is realy helpful. Jazaka laahu khyraa sister Afnaan


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Posted on Mon, Jul 10, 2006 07:29

Du'a (supplication) is the weapon of the believer. There are some websites that prost the daily supplications for remembering Allah (swt) properly. I also have some books pertaining to the same topic. In Shah Allah, I will post a weekly entry of a specific supplication from the sunna of our beloved the Holy Prophet (SAWS).


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