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Message of Islam


No; 07 January 2011
03 Safar 1432

Allah said in sura Ar-Ra'd 11 „Verily! Allah will not change the good condition of a people as long as they do not change their
state of goodness themselves“. ,


Imam/ Sedin Agic Introduction in this message 1

Actions are judged by intentions 1
It is considered to be one of the greatest hadith in Islam 2
All Praise is due to Allah, We praise Him and we seek Ways to obtain ikhlas (sincerity) 2
help from Him. We ask forgiveness from Him. We Daily supplications 2
repent to Him; and we seek refuge in Him from our
own evils and our own bad deeds. Anyone who is
guided by Allah, he is indeed guided; and anyone who companions as muhajir Umm Qais. On the basis of this
has been left astray, will find no one to guide him. I hadith, “ulama” are of the unanimous opinion that the
bear witness that there is no god but Allah, the Only real basis of one’s actions is niyyah (intention) and
One without any partner; and I bear witness that everyone will be requited according to his niyyah
Muhammad, is His servant, and His messenger. (intention). It is true that niyyah is founded in one’s
“O You who believe, Fear Allah, as He should be heart, that is to say, one has first to make up one’s mind
feared, and die not except as Muslims”. “O You who for what he intends to do. The point which becomes
believe, be aware of Allah, and speak a evident from this hadith is that ‘’ikhlas’’ sincerity is a
straightforward word. He will forgive your sins and must for every action. In other words, in every righteous
repair your deeds. And whoever takes Allah and His deed, one should seek only the pleasure of Allah;
Prophet as a guide, has already achieved a mighty otherwise, it will not be accepted by Allah.
It is considered to be one of the greatest hadith in
Actions are judged by intentions Islam

Dear brothers’ and sisters, in this message I'll talk Al-Imam al-Shafie said; ‘’this hadith is one third of the
about something that is very important in our daily knowledge of Islam, related to about 70 topics of fiqh’’.
lives, and that is a (niyyah) or intention. Al-Imam Ahmad said; ‘’Islam is based on three
It is narrated on the authority of Amirul Mu'minin, Abu fundamentals’’ (all are among the 40 hadith). Hadith;
Hafs Umar al-Hattab, who said; I heard the Messenger which is stated above, narrated by Umar Ibn Khattab.
of Allah (pbuh) said; ''The deeds are considered by the Hadith; narrate by Aisha; ‘’whosoever introduces into
intentions, and a person will get the reward this affairs of ours (Islam) something that does not
according to his intention. So whoever emigrated for belong to it, it is to be rejected’’. Hadith; narrated by
Allah and His Messenger, his emigration will be for Nu’man Ibn Basheer; ‘’truly, what is lawful is evident,
Allah and His Messenger; and whoever emigrated for and what is unlawful is evident, and in between the
worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his two are matters which are doubtful which many
emigration would be for what he emigrated for''. (Al- people do not know’’. These three hadiths are agreed
Buhari and Muslim). upon by Bukhari and Muslim.

Background; according to some hadiths, the reason for These hadiths can be seen as three criteria to help
this hadith is that a person sent a proposal of marriage Muslims evaluate and judge what they do and say as
to a woman named ‘’Umm Qais’’ which she turned ‘’ibadah’’ in their daily life; to evaluate and judge our
down saying that he should have to emigrate to al- internal actions (actions of the heart), to evaluate and
Medina for it. Accordingly, he did it for this specific judge our external actions (actions of the limbs), to
purpose, and the two were married there. On account evaluate and judge our dealings ‘’mu’amalaat’’,
of this event, the man came to be known among the (interaction between people).
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The Prophet Muhammad starts the hadith with the
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This hadith emphasizes ‘’ikhlas’’ (sincerity- to be truthful

and honest to Allah alone, performing an act solely for 2. Dua upon Waking Up
Allah’s sake whereby no other witness except Allah is
sought). Ikhlas is one of the conditions of accepting All praise to Allah, who gave us life after having given
us death and to him is our final return. (Bukhari).
good deeds.
ُ ‫ِى اَحْ يَا َنا َبعْ ََّد مَا اَمَا َت َنا ََّو ِالَ ْي َِّه ال ُّن‬
َّ‫ش ْو ُر‬ َِّ ِ ‫اَ ْلحَ ْم َُّد‬
َّْ ‫لِل الَّذ‬
Ways to obtain ikhlas (sincerity)
3. Dua When Entering the Toilet
- Do righteous deeds, the more good deeds we do and
hence get closer to Allah, the more sincere we will be. In the name of Allah, O Allah, I seek your protection
- Before we do any deed we should firstly seek from male and female devils. (Bukhari).
knowledge (ilm) our actions/deeds should be guided by
knowledge so that we do them in accordance to the َّ‫ث‬ َ ‫ث ََّو‬
ِ ‫الخبَا ِئ‬ َِّ ‫ِن الخ ُب‬ ََّ ‫ي أَع ُْو َُّذ ِب‬
ََّ ‫ك م‬ َّْ ‫ِبسْ َِّم للاَِّ اَللّهُمَّ إِ ِّن‬
4. Dua When Leaving the Toilet
– Do not give false impressions; do not make others
believe that an action we did was good when it was not. O Allah. I seek your forgiveness. All praises are due to
Al-Imam Ahmad said: ‘’before you do anything, check Allah who has taken away from me the discomfort and
your intentions (niyyah) ask yourself before performing granted me comfort. (Bukhari).
an action; is it for the sake of Allah?’’.
َ ‫بَّ َع ِّنيْ َّاألَ ّذ‬
َّ‫ى ََّوَّ َعا َفان ِْي‬ َ ‫كَّاَ ْل َح ْم ُدَّلِللهَِّال ِذيْ َّأَ ْذ َه‬
َ ‫ُغ ْف َرا َن‬
Ibn Qayyim says; any action we do is subject to three
defects; first; being conscious that others are observing 5. Dua When Starting Wudu
our action, second; seeking a return (benefit/reward) for
O Allah, forgive my sin, widen my home and bless my
the action, and third; being satisfied with the action.
livelihood. (Tirmidhi).

‫ار ْك لِي فِي ِر ْزقِي‬ ِ ‫اللَّهُ َّم ا ْغفِرْ لِي َذ ْنبِي َو َو ِّس ْع لِي فِي د‬
ِ َ‫َاري َوب‬
From this above saying we can understand the
importance of sincerity in our daily life. Because 6. Dua on Completion of Wudu
everything and every action we do, we should do it for
the sake of Allah, otherwise our actions will be dust. And O Allah, make me from amongst who are the repenters
on the Judgment Day we will not have from these action and among those who keep very clean. (Tirmidhi).
any reward from Allah, so I can tell you just as Imam
Ahmad said: ‘’before you do anything, check your َ ‫ِن ا ْل ُم َت َطه ِِّر‬
َّ‫ين‬ ََّ ‫ين َواجْ َع ْلنِي م‬ ََّ ‫اللهُمَّ اجْ َع ْلنِي م‬
ََّ ‫ِن التو ِاب‬
intentions (niyyah) ask yourself before performing an
action; is it for the sake of Allah?’’.

To be continued insha Allah

Daily Dua’a (supplications)

1. Dua before Sleeping

O Allah, with Your name I die and live. (Bukhari)

َّ‫ت ََّو أَحْ َي‬

َُّ ‫ك أَم ُْو‬
ََّ ‫اَللّهُمَّ ِبسْ ِم‬