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Invocations during Sujood

Subhaanaka Allaahumma Rabbanaa wa bihamdika Allaahum-maghfir lee.

Glory is to You , O Allah , our Lord , and praise is Yours . O Allah , forgive me.

Reference: Al-Bukhari and Muslim, see invocation no. 34 above.

Subhaana Rabbiyal-A ‘laa.

Glory is to my Lord, the Most High. (This is said three times in Arabic.)

Reference: Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, An-Nasa’i, At-Tirmithi, and Ahmad. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 1/83.

Subboohun, Quddoosun, Rabbul-malaa’ikati warrooh.

Glory (to You), Most Holy (are You), Lord of the angels and the Spirit.

Reference: Muslim 1/533, see invocation no. 35 above.

Allaahumma laka sajadtu wa bika ‘aamantu, wa laka ‘aslamtu, sajada wajhiya lillathee khalaqahu, wa sawwarahu, wa shaqqa sam’ahu wa basarahu, tabaarakallaahu ‘ahsanul-khaaliqeen.

O Allah, to You I prostrate myself and in You I believe. To You I have submitted. My face is prostrated to the One Who created it, fashioned it, and gave it hearing and sight. Blessed is Allah, the Best of creators

Reference: Muslim 1/534 and others.

Subhaana thil-jabarooti, walmalakooti, walkibriyaa’i, wal’adhamati.

Glory is to You, Master of power, of dominion, of majesty and greatness.

Reference: Abu Dawud 1/230, An-Nasa’i, Ahmad. See also Al-Albani, Sahih Abu Dawud 1/166, see invocation no. 37 above.

Some of the positive effects of experiencing hardship

Hardship makes one turn humbly toward one’s Lord. Someone once said, “How Perfect is Allah, Who has elicited supplication through hardship.” It has been related that Allah tested one of His slaves in a matter and then said to the Angels that it was, “In order to hear his voice,” meaning his supplications and invocations. Read more…

One is judged by one’s dominant characteristics

To be successful means for you to have good qualities which outnumber and overshadow your bad qualities? When this becomes a reality in your life, you will find that people will shower compliments upon you, even for qualities that you do not possess. People will not accept criticism of you either, even if what is said about you is true – a mountain is not increased in worthiness by an extra rock nor is it diminished by one less rock. Read more…

Congratulations for new parents and how they should respond

Baarakallaahu laka fil-mawhoobi laka, wa shakartal-waahiba , wa balagha ‘ashuddahu, wa ruziqta birrahu.

May Allah bless you with His gift to you , and may you (the new parent) give thanks, may the child reach the maturity of years , and may you be granted its righteousness . The reply of the person being congratulated is to say : Read more…

Invocations in times of worry and grief

Allaahumma ‘innee ‘abduka, ibnu ‘abdika, ibnu ‘amatika, naasiyatee biyadika, maadhin fiyya hukmuka, ‘adlun fiyya qadhaa’uka, ‘as’aluka bikulli ismin huwa laka, sammayta bihi nafsaka, ‘aw ‘anzaltahu fee kitaabika, ‘aw ‘allamtahu ‘ahadan min khalqika, ‘awista’tharta bihi fee ‘ilmil-ghaybi ‘indaka, ‘an taj’alal-Qur’aana rabee’a qalbee, wa noora sadree, wa jalaa’a huznee, wa thahaaba hammee . Read more…

New Muslim Group Calendar for December 27th @Nayaab

Our monthly social for December will be a dinner this coming Saturday (27th December) at “Nayaab” restaurant iA (details below). We are planning to meet at 6-30 pm for a 7pm start iA. The buffet style food set up will cost £7-99 per person (drinks are extra). Please try to come for the dinner if you can & please forward this message to any revert brothers & sisters whom you know of iA. (If any revert brothers / sisters would like to bring their non-muslim family / friends to the dinner, they are welcome to do so iA).

The booking at the restaurant is strictly from 7pm till 8-30pm so so we all need to be at our tables at 7pm & leave our tables at 8-30 pm so please arrive at the restaurant by 7pm iA.

If people think that an 8-30 pm finish is too early for them, we can go for a coffee / ice-cream afterwords iA !

Also, I need to give the restaurant the exact numbers attending, so if you would like to attend, I would need to have your confirmation (by return of e-mail or text message) by 8pm tomorrow (Friday, 26th December) iA.

The restaurant details are:


5-7 Wilbraham Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6JZ.

Everlastingness and Paradise are there, and not here!

Do you wish to stay young, healthy, rich, and immortal? If you desire these things, you will not find them in this world; however, you can find them in the Hereafter. Allah, the Exalted, has decreed misery and impermanence for this world. He called this life a trifle and an enjoyment of deception.

There is a well-known poet from long ago, who for the greater part of his life lived a life of penury. In the prime of his youth, he wanted money and could not get it. He wanted a wife too, but he failed in that pursuit as well. When he became old, with white hair and brittle bones, he became rich. Many women were now willing to marry him and he lived a comfortable life. The irony of his story is that he was poor when he was able to enjoy all comforts and that he became rich when he could no longer enjoy the pleasures of life. He composed these verses in the latter part of his life: Read more…

Everyone is searching for happiness, but…

Few are those who are guided to the path that truly leads to happiness. Regarding that and other paths, here are three points for you to reflect upon:

1. Whoever does not make the pleasure of Allah to be his main concern in life will end up losing in the end:

We shall gradually seize them with punishment in ways they perceive not)

2. In order to achieve happiness, people attempt to follow many complicated and tricky paths. Little do they know that an easier path is ready for them in the religion of Islam – a path that will bring them the best of this life and the Hereafter?

… But if they had done what they were told, it would have been better .for them, and would have strengthened their [Faith].   (Qur ‘an 4: 66)

3. There are too many people in this world who think they are doing well, but who, in reality, are losing out on this life and the Hereafter, simply because they turn their backs to the true Religion.

And the Word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice.   (Qur’an 6: 115)

Things that bring about happiness

1. Good deeds:

Whoever works righteousness, whether male or female, while he [or she] is a true? 
Believer [of Islamic Monotheism] verily, to him we will give a good life [in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision]…  (Qur’an 16: 97) Read more…