Lecture delivered by Hadrat Maulana Abdul Hamid Saheb Daamat Barakaatuhum
DUA FOR WORRIES AND DEPRESSION
A person that recites the following Dua seven times morning and evening, Allah Ta'ala will protect him from all worries and depression. Mullah Ali Qari Rahmatullahi Alaihi writes,
كفاه الله ما اهمه
قال ملا على قارى رحمه الله هو الغم الذى يذيب الانسان من امور الدنيا والاخرة
It is the worries of the world and hereafter that will melt a person.
According to W.H.O. most people living in first world countries are suffering from depression. First world countries experience the highest rate of suicides. Hadrat Shah Hakim Muhammad Akhtar Saheb Daamat Baraakatuhum says, “If Switzerland could manufacture a watch that is water proof, what is it difficult for Allah Ta'ala to create a heart that is worry proof?”
ATTAINING DUAS OF THE ANGELS AND DEATH OF A MARTYR
Every morning and evening, one should recite the last three verses of Surah Hashr (28th Para) after reciting Ta’awwuz.
اعوذ بالله السميع العليم من الشيطان الرجيم
هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ هُوَ الرَّحْمَنُ الرَّحِيمُ
هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ
هُوَ اللَّهُ الْخَالِقُ الْبَارِئُ الْمُصَوِّرُ لَهُ الْأَسْمَاء الْحُسْنَى يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ
وكل الله به سبعين الف ملك يصلون عليه ان يدعون له وان مات فى ذلك اليوم مات شهيدا
Allah Ta'ala appoints 70 000 angels to make Dua (for the reciter of the above Dua) and if one passes away on that day, he will pass away as a martyr.
If a person receives the Dua of some pious person or one’s parents, how happy wont he be? By reciting the above Dua, a person gets the Dua of the angels which is full of blessings. Hadrat Maulana Muhammad Umar Saheb Palanpuri R.A mentioned on the occasion of a certain Ijtima, “I do not start my day’s work until I engage 70 000 angels on their duty.
Protection from all evil
Whoever will recite Surah Ikhlaas, Surah Falaq and Surah Naas thrice morning and evening commencing with Tasmiah (Bismillah) each time, Allah Ta'ala will suffice such a person. What is meant by Allah will suffice him? The commentators of Hadith have written,
تكفيك من كل شئ (اى من كل ورد
It will suffice one from all Wazaaif.
If a person cannot recite all his Wazaa’if for the day due to his involvement in certain activities such as travelling etc., then this Wazifa will suffice on behalf of all other Wazaaif. For example, a person is sometimes rushing in the morning to work and cannot have a complete breakfast; he will suffice on a banana. Similarly, by reciting the above Wazifa it will suffice a person, if he does not have sufficient time to recite all his daily Wazaaif. However, this should not be a daily practice. One should ensure that all the prescribed Wazaaif are completed.
تكفيك من كل شئ (اى من كل شر
It will suffice one from all evil.
Nowadays, people complain of Jadu, health problems, robbery, hijackings, crime, etc. However the biggest enemy is Nafs and Shaytaan. This is, so to say, an insurance policy that we have taken out, which is 100% Halaal. By reciting the above, no harm will affect the reciter.
Dua for protection of one’s Deen, Dunya and family
A person came to Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam and complained of weakness in regards to his Deen and health. He also complained of family and financial problems. Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam caught his hand and advised him to recite the following Dua thrice daily,
بسم الله على دينى ونفسى وولدى واهلى ومالى
Dua for protection from pride
On one occasion Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam mentioned that pride enters a person stealthier and more secretly than the movement of a black ant on a black rock on a pitch black night. When pride enters a person, then his deeds will be destroyed. Hadrat Abu Bakr Radiallahu Anhu said, in that case we will all be destroyed, O messenger of Allah. Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam replied that a person that recites the following Dua will be protected from all forms of pride, whether it is little or a lot, minor or major, outward or inward. The dua is as follows,
اللهم انى اعوذ بك ان اشرك بك شيئا وانا اعلم استغفرك لما اعلم
Those that have devoted their lives for the effort of Deen should recite the above Dua without default. Our efforts of Deen should not be like a person that works on his computer for six months and instead of saving his work, he errs and presses the delete button and everything is lost. It shouldn’t be such that the Deeni efforts we carried out throughout our life is deleted, and we have zero in our book of deeds.
Protection from blindness, insanity, paralysis and leprosy.
Whoever recites the following Dua will be protected from blindness, insanity, paralysis and leprosy.
سبخان الله العظيم وبحمده لا حول ولا قوة الا بالله
An all-encompassing Dua
A Sahaabi came to Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam and complained of weakness of memory. Who can make Dua similar to the Dua of Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam? Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam made Dua on the plains of Arafaat, Mina, Muzdallifa, at various instances in the thirteen years of Makkah and ten years of Madinah. Are we able to make these Dua’s? Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam taught this Sahaabi a Dua that is all encompassing whereby he will get all the Duas of Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam if recited.
اللهم انى اسئلك من خير ما سئلك منه نبيك محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم واعوذ بك من شر ما استعاذ منه نبيك محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم
O Allah! Verily I ask You of the good which Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam asked of You, and I seek refuge from the evil which Your Nabie Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam sought refuge from.
1. These Duas should be read with sincerity, for the pleasure of Allah Ta'ala.
2. It should be read regularly.
Once there was a Ijtima in Azaadville, during the programme Bhai Abdul Wahhab Saheb fell asleep. I covered him whilst he was asleep. When he awoke, he enquired as to who had covered him and on finding out it was me, he gave me a lot of Duas. He then took out a card and began reciting some Wazaaif. I told him, “You also have some Taweez.” He replied, “these are the morning and evening Duas that I recite daily.”
The rewards and benefits promised for these Duas are guaranteed. However, we are many times deprived of these benefits due to our sins. We find a man ill in hospital, but he is busy flirting with the nurse and watching the TV. These sins deprive us from the benefit of these Wazaaif.
For example, a person imports goods from China and he is expecting a profit margin of 500%. However, his paperwork is not in order so the custom officials are not releasing the goods. He is unable to sell the goods and accrue any profit. Similarly, sins deprive us of all benefit.
Many people feel that we cannot abandon sins in this day and age. This is incorrect. One should seek forgiveness by making Istighfaar which will cause our sins to decrease. A person that gets the Taufeeq of Istighfaar will fly towards Allah Ta'ala.
Hadrat Thanwi R.A. has written an incident of a person aged 20-25 that got married. He used to mess the bed daily with urine. The newly wed wife asked him, “Why are you messing the bed as you are no longer a kid?” He replied, “I see a dream daily in which Shaytaan takes me for a long walk. I then have an urge to relieve myself so Shaytaan takes me to an ultra-hygiene toilet in which I relieve myself.” The wife said, “You know that we are poor and living a difficult life, why don’t you ask Shaytaan to show you all the treasures, as he is the leader of the evil Jinn and well aware of where the treasures are kept?” That night he requested Shaytaan to direct him to all the treasures. Shaytaan showed him a metal trunk full of treasures, he tried picking it up but it was so heavy that he relieved himself, but this time leaving stool on the bed. His wife said that this is even worse, you should rather stick to your old habit.
Hadrat Thanwi R.A. explains the above incident and explains that a person totally detests urine, stool, etc. However, sins are even worse than urine and stool.
In the Quraan Sharif Allah Ta'ala states,
لَهُ مُعَقِّبَاتٌ مِّن بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِ يَحْفَظُونَهُ مِنْ أَمْرِ اللّهِ
For everyone there are guardian angels in front of him and behind him protecting him from harm by Allah’s order.
By backbiting the angels flee from a person due to the evil stench that gives off from the backbiter’s mouth.
In another Hadith Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam reports,
لعن الله الناظر والمنظور اليها
Allah curses the one who looks at (strange women) and the one who is being looked towards (the women).
The person that cannot protect his gazes is deprived of the benefit of these Wazaaif as well.
In the Quraan Sharif, Allah Ta'ala states,
وَكَذَلِكَ نُوَلِّي بَعْضَ الظَّالِمِينَ بَعْضًا بِمَا كَانُواْ يَكْسِبُونَ
In a like manner, We make some of the oppressors companions of others because of the evil deeds they perpetrate.
This verse is quite explicit that Allah Ta'ala places oppressive rulers upon us due to our sins. However, Allah Ta'ala does not derive any enjoyment in punishing us. In the Quraan Sharif Allah Ta'ala states,
مَّا يَفْعَلُ اللّهُ بِعَذَابِكُمْ إِن شَكَرْتُمْ وَآمَنتُمْ وَكَانَ اللّهُ شَاكِرًا عَلِيمًا
Why must Allah Ta'ala punish you if you are grateful and have Imaan? Allah Ta'ala is all appreciative, All knowing.
In short, we should totally abandon sins to benefit from these Wazaaif.
May Allah Ta'ala grant us the Taufeeq to practice. Ameen.