Are You Sad?Are you Worried?Today I Would like to Share with you One Powerful Dua which has the Power to cure all Depression. It can Overcome all Calamities and is so Influencing that it can change your life forever,(Allah Willing-In Sha Allah).Do You want to know which dua is It? It is a Very Short dua which we all read.It is “Astaghfirullah”.Sincere Repentance and faith in Allah’s Mercy can Overcome all barriers.We simply need to have faith in Our creator.There is a Story associated with this dua which is Very Inspiring.May Allah accept our Istighfar too:
The Story of Forgiveness :Story of Imam Ahmad(رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) and the Baker
This story about “Istighfar” is from the life of Imam Ahmed Bin Hanbal (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), who is considered as a renowned scholar of Islam and a famous theologian. Imam Ahmed is also considered to be the founder of the Hanbali school of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and is one of the most celebrated Sunni theologians, often referred to as the “Sheikh ul-Islam” or the “Imam of Ahl al-Sunnah.”
During his old age, while Imam Ahmed(رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) was travelling he stopped by a town. After the prayers, he wanted to stay for the night in the masjid yard because he didn’t know anyone in the town. Owing to his humility, he hadn’t introduced himself to anyone thinking that if he did, he would be welcomed by many people.
Failing to recognize Ahmed bin Hanbal(رحمتہ اللہ علیہ), the caretaker of the mosque refused to let him stay in the mosque. As Imam Ahmed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) was quite old, the caretaker had to drag him out of the mosque. On seeing this, a baker from a nearby place felt pity for this man (Imam Ahmed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ)) and offered to be the host to him for the night. During his stay with the baker, Imam Ahmed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) observed that the baker would constantly recite Istighfar (seek forgiveness from Allah). Imam Ahmed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) asked the baker if the constant practice of saying Istighfar had any effect on him. The baker responded by telling Imam Ahmed (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) that Allah had accepted all of his duas (supplications), except one. When he asked him what dua was it that hadn’t been accepted, the baker replied that he had been asking Allah to provide him the privilege to meet the famous scholar Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ).
On this, Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) said that Allah had not only listened to his dua but had dragged him onto his (the baker’s) doorsteps.
This story is a reminder of the power of saying Istighfar (seeking forgiveness) frequently. Let’s remember that the prophet used to say Istighfar frequently during the day. Tafseer Al-Qurtubi states:
- A man complained to Al-Hasan about a drought, and he said to him: “Pray to Allah for forgiveness.”
- Another man complained to him of poverty and he said to him: “Pray to Allah to forgive you.”
- Another man said to him: “Pray to Allah to bless me with a child.” He said: “Pray to Allah for forgiveness.”
- Another complained to him that his garden was dry. He said to him: “Pray to Allah for forgiveness.”
He was asked about it and he said: “This is not my personal opinion, for Allah says in Surah Nooh (interpretation of the meaning): ‘Ask forgiveness from your Lord, verily, He is Oft Forgiving; He will send rain to you in abundance. And give you increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers.” Tafseer Al-Qurtubi (18/301-302)
One of the narrators of a Hadith was asked about the manner in which forgiveness is to be sought, to which he answered: “The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) used to say: ‘Astaghfirullah! Astaghfirullah! (I beseech Allah for forgiveness, I beseech Allah for forgiveness)’.” [Sahih Muslim].
✦ Gusal ka Sunnat Tariqa…
1. Shramagah Dhona
2. Dono haath dhiona
3. Wuzu karna
4. Baalo ka masa karna
5. 3 Chullu (ya 3 jug) pani sir par daale
6. Sare badan par paani bahana
✦ Aayesha Radi Allahu Anha se rivayat hai ki Rasool-Allah Sallallhu Alaihi Wasallam jab Janabat ka Gusal ( yani biwi se humbistari ke baad ya ehatlam ke baad kiya jane wala gusl) farmatey to Aap Sal-Allahu Alaihi Wasallam apney Dono haath dhotey phir is tarah wudhu kartey jaisa Namaz ke liye Wudhu kiya karte they, Phir paani mein ungliyan dakhil farmate they aur unse baalon ki jado ka khilal karte they phir apne haathon se 3 chullu sir par daalte phir tamam badan par paani bahate.
Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, 248
✦ Maimuna Radi Allahu Anha se rivayat hai ki Rasool-Allah Sallallhu Alaihi Wasallam ne jab Gusal-e-janabat kiya to pahle apni sharmgaah ko apne haath se dhoya phir haath ko deewar par ragad kar dhoya, phir namaz ki tarah wuzu kiya aur jab Aap Sallallhu Alaihi Wasallam apne Gusal se farig huye to dono paanw dhoye
Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, 260
✦ The sunnah method to have a bath
1. Wash Private parts
2. Wash both hands
3. Perform Ablution (Wudhu)
4. Wiping the entire head using wet fingers(Masa)
5. pour three handfuls of water over head
6. pour water all over body
✦ Narrated Aisha Radi Allahu Anha: Whenever the Prophet Sal-Allahu Alaihi Wasallam took a bath after Janaba he started by washing his hands and then performed ablution like that for the prayer. After that he would put his fingers in water and move the roots of his hair with them, and then pour three handfuls of water over his head and then pour water all over his body.
Sahih Bukhari, Book 5, Number 248:
✦ Narrated Maimuna radi allahu anha
The Prophet Sal-Allahu Alaihi Wasallam took the bath of Janaba. (sexual relation or wet dream). He first cleaned his private parts with his hand, and then rubbed it (that hand) on the wall (earth) and washed it. Then he performed ablution like that for the prayer, and after the bath he washed his feet.
Sahih Bukhari,Book 5, Hadith 249
✦ Mafhum-e-Hadith: juma ek din ek khas waqt hota jab jo bhi khair ki dua maango qubul hoti
✦ Abu hurairah radi allahu anhu se rivayat hai ki Abu Al-Qasim (Yani Rasool-Allah) Sal-Allahu alaihi wasallam ne farmaya juma mein ek ghadi aisee aati hai ki jo musalman bhi us waqt khada namaz padhe aur Allah se koi khair maange to Allah usko jarur dega
Sahih Bukhari, Jild 6, 5294
✦ Jabir Radi allahu anhu se rivayat hai ki Rasool-Allah Sal-Allahu alaihi wasallam ne farmaya juma ka din 12 ghante ka hai jisme koi momeen banda Allah subhanahu se kuch mange to Allah usko jarur ata farmate hai , tum log usko asar ke baad aakhri waqt mein talas karo
Sunan Nasaii, Vol 1,1392-Sahih
✦ Anas bin malik Radi allahu anhu se rivayat hai ki Rasool-Allah Sal-Allahu alaihi wasallam ne farmaya Juma ke din (dua qubul hone ki) wo mubarak ghadi ko Asar aur gurub e aaftab (yani magrab ) ke darmiyan talash karo
Jamia Tirmidhi , Jild 1, 471-Sahih
✦ Narrated Abu Huraira Radi allahu anhu :
Abul Qasim (the Prophet Sal-Allahu Alaihi Wasallam ) said, “There is an hour (or a moment) of particular significance on Friday. If it happens that a Muslim is offering a prayer and invoking Allah for some good at that very moment, Allah will grant him his request.”
Sahih Bukhari, Book 63, Hadith 216
✦ It was narrated from Jabir bin Abdullah Radi allahu anhu that:
The Messenger of Allah Sal-Allahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “Friday is twelve hours in which there is no Muslim slave who asks Allah for something but He will give it to him, so seek it in the last hour after Asr.
Sunan Nasaii, Book 14, Hadith 139-Sahih
✦ Anas bin Malik Radi allahu anhu narrated that :
the Prophet Sal-Allahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “Seek out the hour that is hoped for on Friday after Asr until the sun has set.”
Jamia Tirmidhi , Book 4, Hadith 489-Sahih
Jinnaat Ka Majlis May Haazir Hona:-
Shaikh Yayah Bin Abi Nasar Baghdaadi Se Nakl Hain Ki, Maine Apne Waalid Se Suna Ki Wo Kehte The Ki, Maine Amliyaat Ke Zariye Ek Bar Jinnaat Ko Bulaya To Unohne Aane May Daer Laga Di! Fir Jab Wo Aaye To Wo Mujhse Kehne Lage Ki Jab Sayyadina Gaus-A-Aazam Abdul Qaadir Jilani Rehmatullah Ta’aala Alaihi Vaaz Farma Rahe Ho, To Us Waqt Na Bulaya Karo! Maine Wajah Puchi To Kehne Lage Ki Hum Unki Majlis May Haazir Hua Karte Hain! Maine Kaha Tum Bhi Jate Ho? Kehne Lage Ki Haan! Insaano Se Zyada Hum Jinnaat Ki Bheed Hoti Hain Aur Hum Mayse Bahoatse Giroh Hain Jinohne Aapke Hath Per Tauba Ki Aur Islam Laye!
(Bahzatul Asraar, Pg-274)
Is Wakiye Se Malum Hua Ki Sayyadina Gaus-A-Aazam Rehmatullah Ta’aala Alaihi Ki Tablig, Vaaz Wa Nasihat Sirf Inssano Tak Mahdudh Nahi, Balki Usme Jinnaat Bhi Shamil Hain! Isliye Kasrat Se Gair Muslim Jinnaat Aapke Hath Per Islaam Le Aaye Aur Aapke Vaaz-A-Mubarak Ki Barkat Se Jo Imaan Laye Wo Ikaan Wa Irfaan Ki Manzil Tai Karke Wilayat Ke Darje Tak Pahuche, Jaise Ki Be-Shumaar Insaan Aapke Vaaz Wa Nasihat Ko Kabul Karke Imaan Bhi Le Aaye Aur Roohani Tarakki Ke Darje Tai Karke Wilayat Wa Karamat Tak Pahuche!