Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.143.

Section : Bidding Farewell to One's Relatives, Asking them for Prayers, and Praying for Them.Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, "Anyone intending to go on a journey should say to those staying behind, 'I commend you to Allah Whose trusts are never lost'." (Ibn As-Sinni)'Umar reported that the Prophet, peace … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.143.

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Section : Injunction on Supplication.Allah has commanded people to call upon Him humbly and sincerely, promising them He will respond to their prayers and fulfil their needs.Nu'man b. Bashir reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, "Verily supplication is worship." Then he recited the Qur'anic verse, "And your Lord says, 'Call on Me. … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.109.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.110A.

Section : Pursuit of lawful means of Livelihood..Ibn 'Abbas reported, "Once, when I recited the verses of the Qur'an, 'O you people! Eat of what is on earth, lawful and good' (2.168) in the presence of the Prophet, peace be upon him. Sa'd b. Abi Waqqas got up and said, 'O Messenger of Allah! Ask … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.110A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.111A.

Section : Supplicating at the most Opportune Times and Locations..These are, for instance, the day of 'Arafah, month of Ramadan, Friday, the last part of the night, at dawn, during prostration, at the time of rainfall, between the azhan and iqamah, at the time of encounter of armies, at times of panic, and when one's … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.111A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.111B.

Section : Raising One's hands to one's shoulders..Ibn 'Abbas is reported as saying, "When asking for something from Allah, you should raise your hands opposite to your shoulders; when asking for forgiveness you should point with one finger; and when making an earnest supplication you should spread out both your hands." This is reported by … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.111B.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.111C.

Section : Starting the Supplication with Allah's Praise and Blessings on His Prophet..Fudalah b. 'Ubaid reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, heard a man supplicating during prayer. He did not glorify Allah, nor did he invoke blessings on the Prophet. The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, "He has been hasty." Then he … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.111C.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.111D.

Section : Supplicating with attention and humility, in a voice neither loud nor low..Allah says: "Neither say your prayer aloud, nor speak it in a low tone, but seek a middle course between." Qur'an 17.110 And "Call on your Lord with humility and in private, for Allah does not love those who go beyond bounds." … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.111D.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.112.

Section : Supplications without a sin or breaking blood ties..Ahmad records that Abu Sa'id reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, "Any Muslim who makes a supplication containing nothing that is sinful and nothing that involves breaking ties of blood relationships, will be given for it by Allah one of these three things: … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.112.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.112B.

Section : Supplicating with confidence in its acceptance..Abu Hurairah also reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, "None of you should say, 'O Allah, forgive me if You wish, (or) O Allah, have mercy on me if you wish.' Rather you should be firm in your request, for (Allah does whatever He wishes) … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.112B.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.112C.

Section : Choosing comprehensive words for supplication..The Prophet, peace be upon him, loved comprehensive supplications but used other supplications as well. The Qur'anic supplication, "Our Lord, give us good in this world, and give us good in the hereafter," is just such a comprehensive supplication.A man came to the Prophet, peace be upon him, and … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 4, Funerals and Dhikr, Fiqh 4.112C.