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Self Defense:
Athkaar from the Sunnah



Prepared by Aboo Shaybah



This material was prepared for a series of classes delivered during summer 2008 dealing with
various supplications the Prophet Muhammad () used to make at certain times. A number of hadeeth
were studied along with a brief biography of the narrator for each hadeeth. The idea behind the material
was to convey the idea that the various supplications and words of mentioning and remembering Allaah
found in the authentic hadeeth literature are ways by which the Muslim maintains his connection with
Allaah and, thus, defends himself from harm. References were given according to the book Hisnul-Muslim
as it is in wide circulation, and any observations, corrections, and additions were pointed out during the
classes as necessary.





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Table of Contents





Unit 1: Spreading the Salaam 2

Unit 2: Waking and Sleeping 7

Unit 3: Entering and Leaving al-Khalaa 13

Unit 4: Related to Wudoo 16

Unit 5: Sneezing 20

Unit 6: Food and Eating 23

Unit 7: Clothing and Dressing 28

Unit 8: Travel and Transport 33



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Unit 1: Spreading the Salaam





Unit Intro

The greeting of salaam is a component of the manners of a Muslim. Islaam has instituted
this greeting to strengthen the ties of love and brotherhood between the Muslims. The
greeting itself comprises a supplication (du'aa), reward, and mercy.





Topics in this Unit

1) How to Give the Salaam
2) How to Respond to the Salaam
3) Among the Best Qualities of a Muslim
4) Spreading the Greeting of Salaam



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1) How to Give the Salaam [Sunan Abee Daawood #5195 - Saheeh]


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Imraan ibn al-Husayn (C) narrated that a man came to the Prophet () and said, Peace be
upon you!. The Prophet () returned the salaam, the man sat down and the Prophet said,
Ten. Another man came and said, Peace and Allaahs mercy be upon you! He responded
to him, the man sat down and the Prophet said, Twenty. Another man came and said,
Peace and Allaahs mercy and blessings be upon you! He responded to him, the man sat
down and the Prophet said, Thirty.


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This is the most complete form of the salaam. First is the greeting itself, and then invoking
Allaah to have mercy upon the other person and to bless them as well.


Narrator: Imraan ibn al-Husayn (C)




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2) How to Respond to the Salaam [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree #3217]


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This is the most complete response. The letter waaw is added at the beginning and the
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Narrator: Aaishah (z)





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3) Among the Best Qualities of a Muslim [Hisnul-Muslim #226]


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What manners of Islaam are best and what qualities of the Muslim are among the best?

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Give the salaam to all those whom you meet, regardless of whether or not you know them.


Narrator: Abdullaah ibn Amr (C)



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4) Spreading the Greeting of Salaam [Hisnul-Muslim #224]


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The Messenger of Allaah () said: You shall not enter paradise until you believe, and you
shall not believe until you love one another. Shall I not inform you of something, if you were
to act upon it, you will indeed achieve mutual love for one another? Spread salaam amongst
yourselves.



Phrases of Interest:

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This refers to the completeness of ones Eemaan, and it does not negate Eemaan from
someone who doesnt give the salaam. Thus, spreading and offering the greeting of salaam
is one of the things which completes a persons Eemaan.

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The first word here (afshoo) comes from the word ifshaa which means to propagate and
multiply. It serves as encouragement to spread the salaam among all of the Muslims,
whether you know the person or not.


Narrator: Aboo Hurayrah (t)


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Unit 2: Waking and Sleeping





Unit Intro

The Muslim remembers Allaah when he sleeps and also upon rising from sleep, as it is
Allaah who allows him to take his rest and also causes him to rise once again. There are
times when a person cannot sleep easily, and there is no guarantee that when you sleep
that you will wake. So, the Muslim continuously remembers that Allaah is the one who
controls this affair of his life, among all others, and remembers him at both of these times.





Topics in this Unit

1) Upon Waking
2) Upon Waking (contd)
3) Before Sleeping
4) Before Sleeping (contd)



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1) Upon Waking [Hisnul-Muslim #2]


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belong sovereignty and praise and He is over all things wholly capable. How perfect Allaah
is, and all praise is for Allaah, and none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah,
Allaah is the greatest and there is no power nor might except with Allaah, The Most High,
The Supreme, O my Lord forgive me.

[Footnote: Whoever says this will be forgiven. If he then supplicates he will be answered. If
he rises, performs ablution and prays, his prayer will be accepted.]


Phrases of Interest:

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This phrase is the statement of Tawheed. It contains negation (nafy) and affirmation
(ithbaat). The first two words negate the right of worship from everything other than Allaah.
While the last two words affirm that only Allaah deserves all forms of worship.

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This includes all the praise and extolment of the inhabitants of the heavens and the earth,
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Subhaana here carries the meaning of tasbeeh which means exalting Allaah from anything
which does not befit Him, such as having a partner or offspring, as well as any imperfection
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He is greater and more majestic than everything.

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No one can actually plan or organize any affair, nor change any condition except by His will
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Forgiveness implies both the covering of sins as well as being pardoned for them.


Narrator: Ubaadah ibn as-Saamit (t)























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2) Upon Waking (contd) [Hisnul-Muslim #1]


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All praise is for Allaah who gave us life after having taken it from us and unto Him is the
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This refers to being brought back to life when one is resurrected on the Day of Judgment.
By this, the Prophet () pointed out that awakening after sleep is a reminder and
affirmation of the resurrection after death.


Narrators: Huthayfah ibn al-Yamaan and Al-Baraa ibn Aazib (C)



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3) Before Sleeping [Hisnul-Muslim #105]


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O Allaah, I remember You and mention Your name.

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As if one is saying, In your name O Allaah and whilst remembering You, I live and die. It
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4) Before Sleeping [Hisnul-Muslim #99]


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When retiring to his bed every night, The Prophet () would hold his palms together, and
(whilst blowing - would) lightly spit in them, recite the last three chapters of the Quraan
and then wipe over his entire body as much as possible with his hands, beginning with his
head and face and then all parts of the body, he would do this three times.


Phrases of Interest:

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Al-Kaff is the palm of the hand including the fingers. The form of the word used here is the
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An-Nafth with the mouth is similar to blowing, and is less than spitting. An-Nafth may or
may not include some amount of spittle with the blowing.


Narrator: Aaishah (z)








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Unit 3: Entering and Leaving al-Khalaa





Unit Intro

The Arabic word al-Khalaa () means an empty place or space. However it has adopted
the meaning of a place which is used for answering the call of nature.




Topics in this Unit

1) Entering al-Khalaa
2) Leaving al-Khalaa



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1) Entering al-Khalaa [Hisnul-Muslim #10]


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[In the name of Allaah]. O Allaah, I take refuge with you from all evil and evil-doers.



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Turning to Allaah, seeking His safety and protection.

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The word khubth (or also khubuth) is the plural of khabeeth (), and this refers to the
males among the shayaateen. The word khabaaith is the plural of khabeethah (), and
this refers to the females among the shayaateen. It has also been explained that this
portion of the duaa refers to any evil.


Narrator: Anas ibn Maalik (t)





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2) Leaving al-Khalaa [Hisnul Muslim #11]


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I ask You [Allaah] for forgiveness.



Phrases of Interest:


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Some explain that the Prophet saying this upon his exit from al-Khalaa expresses the fact
that a human is incapable of adequately thanking Allaah for His blessings. More
specifically, in this context, the blessing of ease in swallowing food and drink, which are
then further broken down, allowing nutrients to nourish the body. Additionally, the unused
substances leave the body as waste. Therefore, he () resorted to seeking Allaah's pardon,
admitting his incapacity to fully thank Allaah for such an incredible blessing. And Allaah
knows best.


Narrator: Aaishah bint Abee Bakr as-Siddeeq (C)

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Unit 4: Related to Wudoo





Unit Intro

In Soorah al-Maaidah (5:6), Allaah has ordered his believing servants to perform Wudoo
before prayer. He has also stated in Soorah al-Baqarah (2:222) that He loves those who
keep themselves clean and pure.



Topics in this Unit

1) Before Wudoo
2) After Wudoo
3) After Wudoo (contd)



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1) Before Wudoo [Hisnul-Muslim #12]


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Some of the scholars mention that wudoo remains incomplete without saying bismillaah.
This is based on the authentic hadeeth where the Prophet () stated:

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Which means, There is no salaah for someone who has not performed wudoo; and there is
no wudoo for someone who has not mentioned the name of Allaah.



Narrator: Aboo Hurayrah and others (y)





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2) After Wudoo [Hisnul Muslim #13]


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I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, alone, without any
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Describing the Prophet () as abd contains the meaning of worship (ibaadah), since he was
the one who worshipped Allaah the most among mankind. This is also a refutation of those
who place the Prophet () above the level of being a worshipping servant of Allaah, and they
direct acts of worship to him instead of to Allaah.

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Describing the Prophet () as rasool contains the meaning of a message (risaalah), since he
carried the message of Islaam, which has been sent to all mankind. This is also a
refutation of those who detract from his status as a Messenger of Allaah to all humanity,
whether by way of denying his message, or claiming that he is a human being similar to all
others in standing with Allaah.



Narrator: Uqbah ibn Aamir al-Juhanee (t)





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3) After Wudoo (contd) [Hisnul Muslim #14]


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O Allaah, make me of those who return to You often in repentance and make me of those
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This is the plural of the word tawwaab which means someone who makes tawbah often.
Tawbah means returning to Allaahs obedience after having disobeyed Him.

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This is the plural of the word mutatahhir which means someone who is keen to remain in
a state of tahaarah. The word tahaarah means cleanliness and the removal of impurities.



Narrator: Umar ibn al-Khattaab (t)
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Unit 5: Sneezing





Unit Intro

It is part of the Prophetic guidance that a person praise Allaah upon sneezing. There are
authentic narrations that mention what is to be said upon sneezing, how to reply to
someone who praises Allaah after sneezing, as well as the fact that replying is one of the
rights a Muslim has on his brother.



Topics in this Unit

1) What to Say Upon Sneezing
2) What to Do When Sneezing



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1) What to Say Upon Sneezing [Hisnul-Muslim #188]


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When one of you sneezes he should say: All praise is for Allaah, and his brother or
companion should say to him: May Allaah have mercy upon you., and he [i.e. the one who
sneezed] replies back to him: May Allaah guide you and rectify your condition.


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It is possible that this is a supplication for mercy, or a glad tiding that the sneeze is a mercy
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May your heart and overall condition be rectified, in terms of both deen and dunyaa, by
being guided to doing the right things, and being aided in carrying them out successfully.



Narrator: Aboo Hurayrah (t)
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2) What to Do When Sneezing [Sunan Abee Daawood #5029 - Saheeh]


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Whenever the Messenger of Allaah () sneezed, he would cover his mouth with his hand or
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Using his garment or hand to contain the sound.


Narrator: Aboo Hurayrah (t)

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Unit 6: Food and Eating





Unit Intro

Food and nourishment are among the greatest and most vital of Allaahs blessings upon all
living creatures. It befits the sincere, conscious Muslim to acknowledge and express
gratitude to Allaah for such a tremendous blessing.




Topics in this Unit

1) Supplication Before Eating (1)
2) Whomever Allaah Feeds
3) Upon Completing the Meal (1)
4) Upon Completing the Meal (2)




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1) Supplication Before Eating (1) [Hisnul-Muslim #178]


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When you are about to eat, you should say: In the name of Allaah, and if you forget to say
it before starting, then you should say [when you remember]: In the name of Allaah in its
beginning and end.


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If a person forgets to mention the name of Allaah before he begins to eat, and he remembers
while eating, he should say this instead of just bismillaah.



Narrator: Aaishah (z)
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2) Whomever Allaah Feeds [Hisnul-Muslim #179]


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Whomever Allaah feeds, should say: O Allaah, bless it for us and feed us better than it.
and whomever Allaah gives milk to drink, should say: O Allaah, bless it for us and give us
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This is in reference to the food of Jannah.



Narrator: Abdullaah ibn Abbaas (C)






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3) Upon Completing the Meal (1) [Hisnul-Muslim #180]


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All praise is for Allaah who fed me this and provided it for me without any might nor power
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In this supplication, a person admits his weakness, shortcoming, and inability to acquire
the food from which he gains nourishment. He further acknowledges that his food is indeed
a bounty and provision from Allaah.



Narrator: Muaath ibn Anas (t)



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4) Upon Completing the Meal (2) [Hisnul-Muslim #181]


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All praise is due to Allaah; praise which is plentiful and pure, and full of blessing which is
indispensable and to which one cannot be indifferent, O Sustainer.


Phrases of Interest:

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Praise that remains and is not neglected nor abandoned.

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Narrator: Aboo Umaamah (t)




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Unit 7: Clothing and Dressing





Unit Intro

Clothing is one of life's necessities, and having clothing to cover oneself is indeed a
tremendous blessing from Allaah upon humans. We use them to protect ourselves from
cold, heat, and the elements. That being the case, the Muslim praises Allaah when he
adorns himself with those garments.



Topics in this Unit

1) When Wearing a Garment
2) When Wearing a New Garment
3) Supplication Said to Someone Wearing a New Garment
4) Before Undressing



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1) When Wearing a Garment [Hisnul-Muslim #5]


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All Praise is for Allaah who has clothed me with this (garment) and provided it for me, with
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Acknowledging that it is a blessing from Allaah which He has bestowed upon me, and also
being humble when reflecting on all that went into it prior to reaching me.


Narrator: Muaath ibn Jabal al-Ansaaree (t)




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2) When Wearing a New Garment [Hisnul-Muslim #6]


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O Allaah, for You is all praise, You have clothed me with it, I ask You for the good of it and
the good for which it was made, and I seek refuge with You from the evil of it and the evil for
which it was made.



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This includes any good, honourable usage for the item of clothing, and that it be used in
obedience to Allaah. The good of clothing means that it lasts and remains clean. The good
for which it was made refers to the essential functions of clothing such as protection from
heat and cold, and covering the awrah.

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The evil of the garment is the opposite of the aforementioned qualities, such as the garment
being haraam (unlawful), unclean, quickly worn out, or the garment even leading a person
to sins and evil including pride, arrogance, and lack of contentment.



Narrator: Aboo Saeed al-Khudree (t)



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The Messenger of Allaah () saw Umar wearing a white shirt and asked him, This garment
of yours, is it old or new? Umar replied, It is old. The Prophet () said, Wear anew, live
commendably and die a shaheed.


Phrases of Interest:

,

i _ : shirt; garment worn on the arms and upper body


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. . : old; literally, this means that the garment has been washed
Umars response implies that his shirt was not new. However, the Prophet () supplicated
for him due to the clean and new appearance of the garment. And Allaah knows best.

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The command here carries the meaning of a supplication. The Prophet () is asking Allaah
to grant Umar a new garment.

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. : live commendably
This is a supplication that he live a long life of obedience to Allaah, such that his deeds and
character would be commendable with Allaah and in the estimation of others as well.

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. : die a shaheed
This is a supplication that he be one of those who are martyred in the path of Allaah.


Narrator: Abdullaah ibn Umar ibn al-Khattaab (C)

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4) Before Undressing [Hisnul-Muslim #9]


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In the name of Allaah.


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The covering between the eyes of the jinn and the awrah of a person when he removes his
clothing is for him to say In the name of Allaah.


Phrases of Interest:

. : covering or barrier
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, : in the name of Allaah


The name of Allaah is like a seal around a person which the jinn would be unable to
unfasten.


Narrator: Alee ibn Abee Taalib, and Anas ibn Maalik (C)


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Unit 8: Travel and Transport





Unit Intro

In Soorah az-Zukhruf (43:12-14), Allaah says

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which means: and (Allaah) has appointed for you ships and cattle on which you ride; in
order that you may mount on their backs and then may remember the favour of your Lord
when you mount thereon and say, Glory to Him Who has subjected this to us, and we
could never have it (by our efforts). And verily, to our Lord we are indeed to return!






Topics in this Unit

1) Mounting Means of Transport
2) Supplication for Travel
3) Stopping or Lodging Somewhere







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1) Mounting Means of Transport [Hisnul-Muslim #206]


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In the name of Allaah and all praise is for Allaah. How perfect He is, the One Who has
placed this [transport] at our service and we ourselves would not have been capable of that,
and to our Lord is our final destiny. All praise is for Allaah, All praise is for Allaah, All
praise is for Allaah. Allaah is the greatest, Allaah is the greatest, Allaah is the greatest. How
perfect You are, O Allaah, verily I have wronged my soul, so forgive me, for surely none can
forgive sins except You.


Phrases of Interest:

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i| | : the One Who has placed this [transport] at our service


Making tasbeeh of Allaah, the One who has allowed us to make use of the various modes of
transportation.

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. : we ourselves would not have been capable of that


We would be unable to render them obedient if left on our own, nor manufacture and make
use of them.

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_ : and to our Lord is our final destiny


We will return to Allaah in the hereafter.

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j : verily I have wronged my soul


Acknowledging shortcomings and sins, and then asking Allaah for forgiveness.



Narrator: Alee ibn Abee Taalib (t)




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2) Supplication for Travel [Hisnul-Muslim #207]


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Allaah is the greatest, Allaah is the greatest, Allaah is the greatest, How perfect He is, The
One Who has placed this [transport] at our service, and we ourselves would not have been
capable of that, and to our Lord is our final destiny. O Allaah, we ask You for birr and
taqwaa in this journey of ours, and we ask You for deeds which please You. O Allaah,
facilitate our journey and let us cover its distance quickly. O Allaah, You are The
Companion on the journey and The Successor over the family, O Allaah, I take refuge with
You from the difficulties of travel, from having a change of hearts and being in a bad
predicament, and I take refuge in You from an ill fated outcome with wealth and family.
Upon returning the same supplication is recited with the following addition: We return,
repent, worship and praise our Lord.

Phrases of Interest:

_i| : birr
This refers to Allaah granting a person from His bounty and blessing him with good.

_

: :i| : taqwaa
Obedience to Allaah and refraining from sins.

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. : facilitate our journey


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| : let us cover its distance quickly


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.i| , .i : You are The Companion on the journey


Allaah accompanies a person on his journey, overseeing his affairs and protecting him.

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We rely upon Allaah in our absence, and He is the one who takes care of our families during
that time, protecting them in their deen and keeping them safe.

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_ : the difficulties of travel


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,i: : having a change of hearts and being in a bad predicament


Referring to distress and worry, whether from internal or external causes.

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. : an ill fated outcome


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_

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Turning to Allaah in repentance for our sins.

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. : worship
Making our worship of Allaah sincerely for Him alone.

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> : praise
Praising Allaah for the blessings He has bestowed upon us.



Narrator: Abdullaah ibn Umar (C)






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3) Stopping or Lodging Somewhere [Hisnul-Muslim #216]


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I take refuge in Allaahs perfect words from the evil that He has created.

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Whoever stops or lodges somewhere then says, I take refuge in Allaahs perfect words from
the evil of that which He has created, nothing will harm him till he departs from that
stopping place.

Phrases of Interest:

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.t :i| : Allaahs perfect words


This is a reference to the Quraan, which is the perfect, uncreated speech of Allaah.

> :

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When a person remembers Allaah by the above mentioned supplication, he remains under
Allaahs protection for the duration of his stay at that place.


Narrator: Khawlah bint Hakeem (z)