Sunday 27 November 2022

Prophetic Prayer While in Prostration (Sunnah Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)

As Salat / Prayer is a one-to-one means of communication between a servant and his Lord. It is the time when a servant must invoke many blessings of his Lord and seek forgiveness for his past sins and misdeeds. Although prophets of God are above sins or misdeed for which they should be sorry for and seek forgiveness of their Lord, yet they would still supplicate for maybe they could have hurt someone unknowingly or said something that could have meant something different what actually means and could annoy someone.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ always supplicated for his blessing and blessing of the entire Ummah, whether alone or in company so that others too learn these supplications and often recite these for their forgiveness. The Hadith being shared today covers the same theme as mentioned in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim (Book # 4 The book of prayers كتاب الإيمان / Chapter (What Is to Be Said While Bowing and Prostrating)) as Hadith number # 1084:

وَحَدَّثَنِى أَبُو الطَّاهِرِ وَيُونُسُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الأَعْلَى قَالاَ أَخْبَرَنَا ابْنُ وَهْبٍ أَخْبَرَنِى يَحْيَى بْنُ أَيُّوبَ عَنْ عُمَارَةَ بْنِ غَزِيَّةَ عَنْ سُمَىٍّ مَوْلَى أَبِى بَكْرٍ عَنْ أَبِى صَالِحٍ عَنْ أَبِى هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- كَانَ يَقُولُ فِى سُجُودِهِ « اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِى ذَنْبِى كُلَّهُ دِقَّهُ وَجِلَّهُ وَأَوَّلَهُ وَآخِرَهُ وَعَلاَنِيَتَهُ وَسِرَّهُ ».

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that when he prostrated, the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) used to say: "Allahummaghfirli dhanbi kullahu diqqahu wa jillahu, wa awwalahu wa akhirahu, wa 'alaniyatahu wa sirrahu (O Allah, forgive me all my sins, great and small, first and last, open and secret.)"

A simple yet very well-meaning prayer which covers all kinds of sins one may have committed in his life. We may remember this supplication by heart and may recite while prostrating or even otherwise to be saved of the punishment of our committed sins.
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door.  
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

Note: When we mention God in our posts, we mean One True God, we call Allah in Islam, with no associates. Allah is the Sole Creator of all things, and that Allah is all-powerful and all-knowing. Allah has no offspring, no race, no gender, no body, and is unaffected by the characteristics of human life.

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