worldly life

Public Speaking

Do you ever get nervous before giving a speech?  Or doing a presentation?

Allah sent Prophet Moses on a mission to Pharaoh, to convey the message of Islam.  Pharaoh was the worst of mankind, he was a tyrant, a murderer, and merciless. How nervous would you be in front of such a man? Delivering a message that he surely does not want to hear?

Prophet Moses recited the following dua, revealed in the Quran. Prophet Moses was seeking Allah’s help before speaking.

We can recite this same Dua silently before speaking or giving a presentation, by Allah’s will, your task will become easy, and your mind will be at ease (ameen):

“My Lord, expand for me my chest (grant me self confidence, contentment and boldness), ease my task for me, and remove the impediment from my speech so that they may understand what I say” (Qur’an, Surah TaHa (20) Verses 25-28 http://quran.com/20/25-28)

Desires of this world or the next

Allah will fulfill your desires of this world or the next by reciting this simple dua 7 times in the morning or evening.

Allah will grant whoever recites this in Arabic seven times in the morning or evening whatever he desires from the world or the next: Hasbiyallaahu laa illaa Huwa ‘alayhi tawakkaltu wa Huwa Rabbul-‘Arshil-‘Adheem.(Allah is sufficient for me, There is none worthy of worship but Him, I have placed my trust in Him, He is Lord of the Majestic Throne). [Abu Dawud]

Protection from Dajjal

Reading Suah Kahf (Quran Chapter 18) (http://quran.com/18) on Fridays is one of the best deeds you can do, it offers protection from Dajjal.  There are many benefits to reciting Surah Kahf on Fridays as mentioned in a previous post.

If you’re seeking an easier way to get protection from Dajjal, you can memorize either the first ten verses or last ten verses of Surah Kahf.

Abu al-Darda (Allah be pleased with him) related that the Prophet of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said, Whoever commits ten verses from the beginning Surat al-Kahf will be protected from the Dajjal. [Muslim, Abu Dawud, Nasa’i, and others; the wording is Muslim’s]

In a narration in Muslim and Abu Dawud it states, From the end of Surat al-Kahf.

Tirmidhi related it with the words, Whoever recites three verses from the beginning of al-Kahf will be protected from the tribulations of the Dajjal. [Mundhiri, al-Targhib wa’l Tarhib, #2172-2173]

Protection from debt

Are you in debt?  Are your credit cards out of control? Is your mortgage too much? Is it causing an undue stress in your life?  Try reciting this dua regularly (morning and evening), make an effort to get out of debt, and have patience, you will see a difference if you are grateful.

Abu Saeed Kudri (R.A.) narrates that once a person mentioned to Prophet Mohammad (SAW.) that he was concerned about his major debts. Prophet Mohammad (SAW.) replied “Shall I not show you those words by saying which Allah will remove your concern and pay your debts?” The person asked “What is it, O Messenger of Allah?” Prophet Mohammad (SAW.) told him to recite the following morning and evening:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحَزَنِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْبُخْلِ وَالْجُبْنِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ غَلَبَةِ الدَّيْنِ وَقَهْرِ الرِّجَالِ

“O Allah I seek refuge in You from worry and grief, I seek refuge in You from hopelessness and laziness, I seek refuge in You from miserliness and cowardice and I seek refuge in You from overwhelming debt and from the force of men”.

Arabic transliteration: “Allahumma inni a`oodhoo bika minal-hammi-walhazan. Wa a`oodhoo bika minal-a’jzi-wal-kasal. Wa a`oodhoo bika minal jubni wal bukhl. Wa a`oodhoo bika min ghalabatid-dayni-waqahrir rijal.”

The person stated that he recited this dua and Allah removed all his worries and debts. (Abu Dawood)