Shaykh `Abdullāh al-Bukhārī, may Allah preserve him, said:(1)
If Allah truly has Mercy upon you, He will open way for you, guide you, and grant you success; and this is what the seeker of the Hereafter hopes for.
Hence, al-Imām ash-Shāfi`ī, may Allah have mercy upon him, stated:
“No good can be attained except through Allah’s Aid. If Allah bestows His mercy upon you, He shall aid you. If He aids you, He shall guide you and grant you success.”
This is the meaning of tawfīq (success).
Tawfīq is as Ibn al-Qayyim has defined it:
“It is that Allah directs you to obedience and aids you in conforming to it.”
Thus, success is that you are guided to obedience and aided in implementing it.
And al-khidhlān(2) is that Allah entrusts you to yourself, we ask Allah for safety and security.
Translated by Umm Sufyaan Faatimah
Posted from: http://www.istijabah.com
[Explanation of Common Terms and Phrases in Islaam]
- Why is our religion called “Islaam”
- The Correct meaning of ‘Laa ilaaha illa Allaah’ – by Shaikh ibn Baaz
- The Meaning of Allaahu Akbar!
- The Meaning of Salaat and Salaam on the Prophet – Shaikh ‘Abdul-Muhsin bin Hamad Al-’Abbaad
- Saying, ‘Insha’Allah’ (If Allah Wills) when Determining to do something in the Future
- Isti’adhah (Awoodhu billaahi minash-Shaitaan Nirrazeem): Seeking Refuge with Allah
- “Subhaan Allaah” – Glorified is Allaah, Allaah is free from all Imperfections
- AlHamdulillah – Meaning and Explanation – from Tafseer Ibn Katheer – Surah Fatiha
- Istirja (Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilahi Raaji’oon) – Tafseer Ibn Katheer – Suratul Baqarah
- When to say Masha Allah & Barakallah
- ‘Laa Haula wa laa quwwata illaa Billah!’ – Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis
- The meaning of the dhikr ‘Laa Hawlaa wa Laa Quwwata Illaa Billaah’
(There is no Strength and Power except Allah)
- Meaning of “Allaahu Musta’aan” (Allaah is the One whose help is sought)
May Allaah treat you well. The questioner asks; If I supplicated to Allaah with the name ” O Ali” (without the adding the AL in front of it) intending the name of Allaah; al-Ali العلي (the Most High) is this imitating the actions of the Raafidah (Shia) those who seek aid from other than Allaah?
(Do not say) Ali only (say) علي عظيم (the Most High, the All Mighty) as Allaah says; “He is al-Ali al-Atheem” (2:225)
Why don’t you say ع لي عظ يم Ali Atheem (as mentioned in the ayah) (so) that you will be safe from what you have said; fearing that you maybe supplicating to Ali Ibn Abee Taalib. So if you would have said; O Ali O Atheem (together) as mentioned in the ayah, you would be protected from this accusation.
Translated by: Abu Anas Atif Hasan
Posted with Permission from : Al-Binaa Publishing | Durham NC
Q 5: The Al-Tijaniyyah sect has their own supplication called Salat Al-Fatih, which they consider to be better than reciting the Qur’an. Is this true? Moreover, on Friday before Maghrib (Sunset) Salah and after Subh (Dawn) Salah, they circle around a piece of cloth on which, they claim, the Prophet (peace be upon him) and Ahmad Al-Tijany sit. During such times they recite the supplication called Salat Al-Fatih. Please, provide evidence and clarify if this practice is proper.
A: All their claims are false. Moreover, their deeds are null and void and are considered to be Bid’ahs (rejected innovation in religion).
|For more clarification, I will cite the so-called Salat-ul-Fatih (Remembrance from the Tijaniyyah order).The following is cited in the Simplified Encyclopedia of Contemporary Religions, Doctrines, and Parties – The World Assembly Of Muslim Youths: “Their leader, Ahmad Al-Tijany, claims that he physically met the Prophet, peace be upon him, talked with him, and learned Salat-ul-Fatih from him- The wording of this Salat reads: “O Lord, have peace and blessings upon our master Muhammad, the opener of the closed, the last of the prophets, the supporter of right with right, and the guide to Your straight path, his family as high as his standing and rank.” They have beliefs concerning this Salah, including:The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, told him that the reward for reciting it once is equivalent to that of reciting the Qur’an six times.
The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, told him once again that the reward for reciting this Salah once is six thousand times as much as that for every Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah), Du`a’ (supplication), long or short, and the recitation of the Qur’an (Jawahir Al-Ma`any Wa Bulugh Al-Amany, vol. 1, p. 136)
The reward for such Salah is gained only if the reciter is authorized to recite it. This means there should be a chain of authorization tracing back to Ahmad Al-Tijany who, according to him, received this Salah from the Messenger of Allah.
Allegedly being the words of Allah (Exalted be He), this Salah is deemed to be a Hadith Qudsy (Revelation from Allah in the Prophet’s words) (Al-Durrah Al-Faridah, vol. 4, p. 128).
- He who recites Salat-ul-Fatih ten times will gain a reward that even an `Arif (Sufi who has reached a high station of worship) who had lived for one million years would not get if he had not recited it.
- He who recites this Salah even once will have his sins forgiven and will have a reward as much as that for six thousand Tasbihs (saying: “Subhan Allah [Glory be to Allah]“), Du`a’s (supplication), and Dhikrs. (See Mushtaha Al-Kharif Al-Jani, pp. 127, 299 and 300.
I say that the following verse applies to the above: “Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands and then say, ‘This is from Allah,’ to purchase with it a little price!” The Committee elaborated on this sect in the previous Fatwas.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.
The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta
Member – Member – Deputy Chairman – Chairman
Abdullah ibn Qa’ud – Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan -Abdul-Razzaq Afify - Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz
Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah
Implementing the Sunnah of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhin wa sallam) in your Du’aa to Allaah!
Student Salah al-’Iraanee (hafidhahullaah) said: “The Du’aa made before Maghrib on Fridays is answered, and the Du’a when breaking the fast is also answered! Both are just before Maghrib!”
Then he brought the hadeeth: “…Supplications will be answered on Friday after ‘Asr prayer until the sun goes down.” [Saheeh al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb, no. 700]
Hadeeth: “There are two which will not be rejected: du’aa at the time of the adhaan and when it is raining.” [Saheeh al-Jaami' 3078].
Hadeeth: “A du’aa made between the adhaan and iqamah is not rejected.” [Saheeh al-Jaami', 2408]
Hadeeth: “Oh Messenger of Allaah, which du’aa is heard?” He (salallaahu ‘alayhin wa sallam) said: “In the last third of the night.” [al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi 3499]
The following are Etiquettes, Manners, Guidelines of Making Du’aa from the Sunnah and Min Akhbar as-Salaf (From the Narrations of the Salaf)
Fadalah bin ‘Ubayd (radiallaahu ‘anhu) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) heard a man making supplication in his prayer when he had not praised Allaah or said Salah upon the Prophet. The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: This man is rushing.
Then he (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) called him over and said to him or to someone else:
When any one of you supplicates, let him start by praising and glorifying Allaah, The Exalted, then let him send Salah upon the Prophet, and after that let him make supplication as he wishes.
Imam Ahmad, Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi reported the above hadeeth and graded it Sahih; An-Nasa`i, Ibn Khuzaymah and Ibn Hibban recorded in their Sahihs.
‘Abdullaah ibn Masood (radiallaahu ‘anhu) said:
When one of you wishes to ask (Allaah), then he should begin with praising and thanking Allaah with that which He deserves. Then he should ask Allaah to send His peace and blessings upon the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) then he should ask (for his need). For verily, that (the above method) is more likely to result in success.
(as-Saheehah no. 3204)
The following is a summary of guidelines for making Du’aa – a summary (and fiqh) from Min Akhbar as-Salaf (From the Narrations of the Salaf):
- 1- one should be sincere in Du’aa
- 2- one’s heart should be present in the Du’aa
- 3- while fearing Allaah
- 4- one’s food should be halal
- 5- one should make Du’aa with truthfulness
- 6- the Du’aa should be made repeatedly, persistently
- 7- humble yourself to Allaah
- 8- be consistent in Du’aa
- 9- increase in Du’aa during times of fear
- 10- Don’t leave off making Du’aa (even if you commit sins), for Allaah answered the du’aa of shaytan – worst of all creation – “grant me respite until the Day of Judgment.” Allaah said (what means): You are of those allowed respite. (Al-A’raf, ayah 15)
- 11- Keep in mind that Du’aa is ‘ibaadah (worship)
- 12- one should be fearful of being prevented from making Du’aa
- 13- Do not say “my Du’aa is not answered,” while you yourself close the door by sins
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The Ahadeeth of Tawheed from the Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah of Shaykh Al-Albaani
Chapters of Tawheed and the Shahadtayn Part 14
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya
37- What a Muslim does with his close relative who is a Mushrik And Abu Talib died upon Shirk
161- The Messenger of Allaah said to Ali bin Abu Ta lib: ‘Go and bury your father.’ He said; ‘No, I won’t bury him, because he died as a Mushrik.’
The Messenger said to him: ‘Go and bury him, and do n’t speak to anyone until you come to me. ‘I came to him and I had signs of dirt and dust upon me. He ordered me to wash, so I washed and he supplicated for me with supplications which would not please me to exchange anything for them on the face of this earth.
From the benefits of the hadeeth:
1. That it is permissible for a Muslim to take the responsibilities of burying his close Mushrik relative. This does not negate his hate for his relative’s shirk. Do you not see that ‘Alee refused to bury his father for the first time. Whereby, he said: ‘he died as a mushrik ‘ thinking that if he buried him then this would enter into being in alliance with his father which is pro hibited. Like the saying of Allaah Ta’ala: <<Take not as friends the people who incurred the Wrath of Allaah >>
When the Messenger ordered him again to bury his father he hastened to fulfill the Messenger’s order. And he left that which seemed to be correct to him the first time. It is also from obedience, that a person leaves his own opinion for the command of his Prophet – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam.
It appears to me that the son burying his mushrik father or his mother is the last of what the son possesses of good companionship wit h his mushrik father in this world. As for after the burial then it is not allowed for him to pray for him, nor seek forgiveness for him, this is due to the clear statement of Allaah Ta’ala: << It is not proper for the Prophet and those who believe to ask Allaah’s Forgiveness for the Mushrikeen even though they be of kin >>
So, if this is the case, what is the situation of t he one who supplicates for mercy and forgiveness on the pages of newspapers and magazines for some of the kuffar , announcing their deaths, for a small amount of dirhams !
The one who is concerned for his hereafter should fear Allaah.
2- It is not legislated for him to wash the unbeliever, nor should he shroud him. And nor should he pray upon him even if he is a close relative, since, the Prophet – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam did not order Alee to do so. If this had been permissible, the Prophet – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam would have mentioned it, since delaying the explanation of an order when there is a need for it, is not permissible. This is the Madhab of the Hambalees and other than them.
3- It is not legislated for the relatives of that Mushrik to follow the funeral procession. Because the Prophet – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam did not do this for his uncle. His uncle was the kindest and the most compassionate of the people to him. Even to the extent that the Prophet supplicated to Allaah for him, whereby his uncle’s punishment will be the least in the Hellfire, as has been previously explained.
And in all of this there is a lesson for those peop le who have been deceived by their ancestry, but they do not do any thing for their hereafter with their Lord, and Allaah the Great spoke the truth when He said: << There will be no kinship among them that Day, nor will they ask of one another. >>
From Defender of the Sunnah to Apostate!
A warning from Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee:
An example of this is Abdullah al-Qasemi. How many books does he have defending the Dawah of Shaykh of Islam Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab, the Dawah of Tawheed?! His book, “The conflict between Islam and paganism”; look into it. (His book) “The lightning of Najd in sweeping away the darkness of Ad Dajwee”, read it. Read these books that he authored aiding the Dawah of Tawheed, the Salafi Dawah, and the Dawah of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab.
Then after that he became an apostate! And the Scholars of the Dawah ruled that he was an apostate. And these rulings are sound and documented in the books. (He has) writings in defense of the Salafi Dawah, then he became an apostate!
O slaves of Allah. What is your problem, why do you not fear for yourselves?! It is obligatory for all of us to fear for ourselves. Thus if the person is in a satisfactory condition then he should ask Allah for firmness; this is a principle.
رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا
Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us (Soorah Aali Imraan 3:8)
This is because the slave’s heart could deviate; even after he has been given guidance; because the hearts of the slaves’ are—as we have been informed by the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم—between two Fingers from the Fingers of Ar-Rahman, He turns them however He wills. And the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم has informed us concerning the fitna that would occur during the last days, when a man will be a believer in the morning and a disbeliever by evening, or he will be a believer in the evening and a disbeliever by morning, selling his religion for worldly gain. We ask Allah for safety and security.
So why are the people shaken when they hear that so and so used to aid the Sunnah and then he deviated? We ask Allah for firmness and we ask Allah to guide the likes of the person mentioned in the question. But let it be known that this is occurring and it has occurred, and this has happen and it will continue to happen; as long as man exists as long as man is alive. So don’t be alarmed, and don’t flee from this (reality) rather ask Allah for firmness and security.
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
Translator’s note: Abdullah al-Qasemi born in Buraydah, Saudi Arabia in 1907 and died in Cairo, Egypt in 1996. He became an atheist and was thoroughly refuted by Imaam As Sa’di.
- Why was Ibrahim, peace be upon him, afraid? Explained by Shaykh Fawzan
- “Keep me and my sons away from worshiping idols” – Quranic Supplication
- “Oh Turner of the Hearts, keep our Hearts firm on Your Religion”
- Seeking Istiqaamah - from Al-Istiqaamah Magazine, Issue No.2
- Satan talking to Imam Ahmed on his death bed - Good Story
- O, Allaah, the Turner of the hearts, turn our hearts to Your Obedience ! – Inspirational Story
Some people always say “Aameen, wa iyyaak” (which means “Aameen, and to you also”) after someone supplicates, “Jazaak Allaahu khayran” (which means “may Allaah reward you with good”). Is it is an innovation to reply with this phrase all the time?
ANSWER by Shaykh Muhammad ‘Umar Baazmool, instructor at Umm Al-Quraa University in Makkah
There are many narrations from the Companions and the from the Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam), and there are narrations describing the actions of the people of knowledge. In these narrations, it is said to them, “Jazaak Allaahu khayran,” there is no mention that they used to reply specifically with “Aameen, wa iyyaakum.”
Due to this, my position on a person clinging to this phrase, “Aameen, wa iyyaakum,” after any supplication, not just “Jazaak Allaahu khayran,” is that he has fallen into an innovation that has been added (to the Religion).
So in these kinds of circumstances, Muslims can use this phrase sometimes, and abandon it sometimes, but they must not cling to it as if it is an established Sunnah of the Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam), and Allaah knows best.
This was translated exclusively for http://www.bakkah.net from a cassette recording with the knowledge and permission of the shaykh, file no. AAMB021, dated 1423/7/18.
Dr. Muhammad Baazmool mentioned that there is no specified answer for it from the Sunnah.
To add something to that: The phrase “Jazaak Allaahu khayran” is something that is from the Sunnah to be said to express thanks or praise, due to the hadeeth:
On the authority of Usaamah ibn Zayd, he said that the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam said: “Whoever has had something nice done for him and then says to his companion, ‘Jazaak Allaahu khayran,’ then he has surely excelled in praising (him).”
Al-Albaanee authenticated it in Saheeh Sunan At-Tirmithee #2035 (2/392).
So then it is not like other phrases found in the sunnah that have specified answers, like:
- 1) Al-hamdulillaah — yarhamukallaah — yahdeekumullaahu wa yuslihu baalakum
- 2) As-Salaamu ‘alaykum — wa ‘alaykumus-salaam
- 3) Uhibbuka fillaah — ahabbak Allaahul-lathee ahbabtanee feeh, etc
These are all supported by evidences. We may not say that the response to a certain phrase must be such-and-such except with evidence.
So then a person may respond to “Jazaak Allaahu khayran” with any number of phrases that make sense, like:
aameen wa iyyaak
aameen wa jazaak
wa iyyaak kathaalik
wa iyyaanaa ajma’een
wa iyyaak bi’ashri amthaalihaa
or other things in English:
aameen, and to you brother
aameen, to you likewise
and may He reward you too
and to you
to you the same
And this is done without clinging to any one phrase. So actually “Aameen wa iyyaak” is a very sensible reply in ‘arabic. The shaykh only made a difference between saying it sometimes and saying it as if it is legislated in the Deen.
So we have to make a note here since many of us fall into this when we are learning arabic. The phrase “kayfa haaluk” does not have a legislated answer. It is not a must to reply, “tayyib walhamdulillaah.” This is simply something taught since it is a common conversation, like “how are you?” and “i’m fine.” It should not be taken as legislation, meaning that when you hear someone say, “jayyid walillaahil-hamd” you correct him. Rather many of us stick to “tayyib walhamdulillaah” since it is the only phrase we know in arabic. We do not intend to make it deen, but it is unfortunately our constant, unchanging answer to “kayfa haaluk”.
Likewise, “aameen wa iyyaak.” It is just something we were taught as a conversation. ”Jazaak Allaahu khayran, aameen wa iyyaak” Its fine like that, it makes sense. But we have to realize it is not Deen. The specific phrase of “jazaak Allaahu khayran” is Deen, but the reply is left up to how ever you want to answer. I am not suggesting that you must learn all those phrases I mentioned above and meanwhile you have a lot of legislated du’aas to learn still, but you could simply not reply sometimes when someone says “Jazaak Allaahu khayran” as there is no obligatory or recommended reply needed. You could also mix up “Ameen, wa iyyaak” with a simple “Aameen” or simply “wa iyyaak”, and sometimes no reply. Here you have four different answers. I hope I am not complicating this issue, may Allaah forgive me.
Additional note: The word ‘Aameen’ is legislated in general for du’aa. So a person may say Aameen based on that, but not because it is specifically related to this du’aa.
And it has been related that when ‘Aa’ishah, radhiyallaahi ‘anhaa had heard the du’aa of those who received some charity, saying, “Baarak Allaahu feekum” she replied “wa feehim baarak Allaahu” and she used to reply to their supplications in a way similar to how the people worded their supplication. See Saheeh Al-Waabilis-Sayyib (p.257)
And Allaah knows best.
And Shaikh Ahmad bin Yahyaa bin Muhammad an-Najmee said in volume one, page 68 of his book “Fathur Rabbil Wadood fil Fataawaa war Rasaa’il war Rudood”, issue # 30:
(What is the) Hukum of the statement (Shukran) (said to the one) who does a favor (or the like) for someone?
The Shaikh answered: “Whoever does that has left off (something) more excellent (or bountiful), and that is, the statement “Jazaakallaahu khairan”!
And with Allaah is the Tawfeeq!
AbooTasneem Dawwod Adib
Why was Ibrahim, peace be upon him, afraid?
Explained by Shaykh Fawzan
The questioner says: Noble Shaykh may Allah give you success. We want from you to clarify for us the statement of Ibrahim—prayers and peace are upon him—when he supplicated to his Lord to distance him from idol worship, despite the fact that he—prayers and peace are upon him—was infallible?
He feared for himself. He did not laud himself. This shows that man should not admire himself, and he should fear misguidance and he should fear deviance. This is a great subtlety; that the person fears deviance, he fears misguidance. How many scholars have gone astray! How many worshippers have deviated and disbelieved! Thus the person fears for himself as long as he is alive. And he does not admire himself. When things increase; when things increase the person fears for himself. When the fitna increases the person fear for himself that he will fall into and it will afflict him.
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
Masjid Tawheed wa Sunnah
- “Keep me and my sons away from worshiping idols” – Quranic Supplication
- “Oh Turner of the Hearts, keep our Hearts firm on Your Religion”
- Seeking Istiqaamah - from Al-Istiqaamah Magazine, Issue No.2
- Satan talking to Imam Ahmed on his death bed - Good Story
In the name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy. Verily, all thanks and praise belong to Allah. We praise Him, we seek His aid, and we seek His forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil of our own souls and from our wicked actions. Whomsoever Allah guides then there is no misguidance for him, and whomsoever He leaves to stray, there is no guidance for him, I bear witness that there is no God worthy of worship except Allah. He is alone, having no partners. I also bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. May Allah’s peace and Blessings be upon him, his family, and his companions… all of them together.
As to what follows:
O my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, we spoke yesterday concerning a phenomenon: stress, anxiety, psychological conditions and disorders which the people have been afflicted with. We also expounded upon its reasons… from an individuals weakness with regard to his devotion/connection to Allah- The Mighty and Majestic, weakness of faith, clinging to other than Allah- Glorified is He and Most High- and whatever is like that from the various reasons.
Then we clarified after that which the individual must do when faced with the likes of these conditions. From: The consolidation or strengthening of the devotion/connection to Allah- The Mighty and Majestic-, perseverance upon the acts of worship with whatever it contains from those things that are obligatory as well as superogatory, and examples like these, from the means which is befitting that the Muslim seeks refuge with it, after (seeking refuge with) Allah, Glorified is He, and Most High- along with cautioning against procrastination, avoidance, or reluctancy from the remembrance of Allah- The Mighty and Majestic.
We also indicated that from the means: Is the diligency upon remembering (supplicating) to Allah- Glorified and Most High- regardless whether it is from morning supplications, or evening supplications, supplications before sleeping, traveling supplications, the supplications for exiting and entering the home, the supplications for putting on new clothing…even the supplication for going to the toilet; meaning: Upon entering the toilet area and exiting from it. Even in a situation where a man has a desire to lay down with his wife (be intimate with her).
For indeed, theses supplications are a great fortress and protections for whoever receives Allah’s success-Glorified is He and Most High- and He follows upon the method of the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلمand his noble companions with regards to that.
I have prepared for you a speech regarding a great affair; and it is none other than “Ad-Du’a” supplication, also resorting to Allah –The Blessed and most High- clinging to Him and attributing or connecting the execution of the needs for Him- Glorified and Most High. Ad Du’a; we will speak about its following components.
- Firstly: What is Du’a (supplication) and what are its categories?
- Secondly: The conditions for the acceptance of supplication. And
- Thirdly: The benefits of supplication, and its etiquettes. So therefore, I say with Allah lies all success.
Verily الدعاء Ad-Dua in the Arabic language means:
Request, call upon someone; Meaning; He called out to Him and asked of Him…
For example: Such-and such called upon such-and-such; meaning: He called upon him and asked of him.
In the legislative meaning;
It’s divided into two categories:
- The supplication of worship, adoration, and glorification; and
- supplication of request.
As for supplication of worship, Read more…
The Messenger of Allah related that Allah Said:
“…if he calls upon Me, I answer him, and if he asks of Me, I will give him…”
Ibn Rajab commented:
“…This means that this person who is beloved and close to Allah has a special status with Allah such that if he asks Allah for something, He gives it to him, and if he seeks refuge with Allah from anything, He protects him from that thing, and if he calls upon Him, He answers him. So, he ends up becoming from those whose supplications are answered due to his honor with Allah.
And many from the righteous early generations were known to have their supplications answered.
It is related in the ‘Sahih’ that ar-Rubay’ bint an-Nadr broke a tooth of a slave. So, they offered compensation, and they refused. They asked for pardon, and they refused. The Messenger of Allah was then going to implement the rule of retaliation between them. Anas bin an-Nadr said: “The tooth of ar-Rubay’ will be broken? By the One who has sent you with the truth, her tooth will not be broken.” So, the people were pleased and took the compensation. The Messenger of Allah then said: “Indeed, from the slaves of Allah are those who, if they make an oath upon Allah, He fulfills it.”
…And Ibn Abi ad-Dunya reported with his chain that an-Nu’man bin Qawfal said on the day of Uhud: “O Allah, I swear that I will be killed and enter Paradise.” So, he was killed, and the Prophet said: “Indeed, Nu’man made an oath upon Allah, and He fulfilled that oath.”
And Abu Nu’aym reported with his chain from Sa’d that ‘Abdullah bin Jahsh said on the day of Uhud: “O Lord, if I meet the enemy tomorrow, give me an adversary who is strong and harsh for me to fight for Your Sake and for him to fight me. Then, let him cut off my nose and ear so that when I meet You the next day, You Say: ‘O ‘Abdullah! Why were your nose and ear cut off?’ I will say: ‘For You and Your Messenger.’ And You will Say: ‘You have spoken the truth.’“
Sa’d said: “I saw him at the end of the day with his nose and ear hanging from a thread.”
And Sa’d bin Abi Waqqas would have his supplications answered. A man lied upon him, and he said: “O Allah, if he is lying, take away his eyesight, elongate his life, and expose him to trials and tribulations.” So, the man was stricken with all of this, as he used to walk through the streets and come into contact with the slave girls, saying: “I am an old man who is experiencing fitnah. I have been stricken with the supplication of Sa’d!”
And he supplicated against a man he heard insulting ‘Ali, and immediately, a camel came and trampled him to death.
And a woman disputed with Sa’id bin Zayd over some land he owned, claiming that he had taken from her land. So, he said: “O Allah, if she is lying, take away her eyesight and kill her in her own land.” So, she became blind, and one night when she was walking in her land, she fell into a well and died.
And al-’Ala’ bin al-Hadrami was on an expedition, and those with him became very thirsty. So, he prayed and supplicated: “O Knower, O Bestower, O Most High, O Mighty! We are Your slaves, and we are fighting Your enemy for Your Sake. Give us water to drink and make ablution from, and do not allow anyone else to benefit from this water!” They walked for a bit to find a river of water flowing from the sky. They drank from it and filled their vessels. Later, some of his companions returned to where the river was to find that there was nothing there, as if there had never been any water there.
And someone complained to Anas bin Malik of a drought in a part of al-Basrah. So, he performed ablution and went out to the patch of land, prayed two units, and it then began raining on the patch of land, and the rain did not fall anywhere beyond that patch of land.
…And Abu Muslim al-Khawlani was known for having his supplications answered. Once, a gazelle passed by him, and the young boys in the area said: “Ask Allah to allow us to capture this gazelle!” So, he supplicated, and he captured it and held it until they were able to take it from his hands.
And he once supplicated against a woman who had ruined his relationship with his wife that her eyesight be taken away. She immediately went blind, and she came to him begging. So, he had pity for her and asked Allah to return her eyesight to her, and his wife returned to her normal state with him.
And a man lied upon Mutarraf bin ‘Abdullah, and Mutarraf said: “If you are lying, I ask Allah to hasten your departure,” and the man died on the spot.
And a Kharijite used to pass by the classes of al-Hasan al-Basri and annoy those present. When it became unbearable, al-Hasan said: “O Allah, You Know how he has harmed us. So, suffice us against him with what You Will,” and the man immediately collapsed and was carried dead to his family.
And Silah bin Ashim was on an expedition, and his camel wandered off with all of his belongings, and there was nobody else around. So, he stood and prayed, saying: “O Allah, I swear that you will return my camel and belongings,” and it walked back until it stood right in front of him.
…And Habib al-’Ajami Abu Muhammad was known for having his supplications answered. He once supplicated for a young boy who was bald, and would weep and wipe his tears over the boy’s head. The boy’s hair began growing black all over his head, and it looked better than it had before.
…And Sa’id bin Jubayr was patient upon the harm inflicted upon him by al-Hajjaj until he killed him, and he was from those whose supplication was answered. He used to have a rooster whose crowing would wake him up to pray at night. One night, it didn’t wake him up on time, and he became very distressed, saying: “What is wrong with it? May Allah cut off its voice!” It never crowed again, and his mother said: “My son, do not supplicate against anything ever again.”
See ‘Jami’ al-’Ulum wal-Hikam’ (2/348-354) for more.
Taken from http://theclearsunnah.wordpress.com