Friday, 7 June 2013

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About Daily Dua (A Day in the life of a Muslim Child)

'And for men and women who engage much in Allah's remembrance, for them has Allah prepared forgiveness and great reward.' (Surah Al Azhaab: 35).
Keeping our tongue moist through the remembrance of ALLAH () should be part of our daily ritual as is brushing our teeth and eating our meals. Once we integrate daily duas into our life, insha ALLAH we can influence others to follow in this excellent habit, particularly our spouse and children as we know how little children like to imitate, and the best way to teach our children how to practise this beautiful religion of Islam is by our own example. We strive to teach them about the fundamentals of our deen, but sometimes we overlook how crucial a part daily duas form in their lives. Our aim should be to slowly but gradually build their knowledge in this area and particularly from a young age, through implementing them ourselves, and gently reminding them of the duas when they forget, how to recite them and why. Eventually the daily duas will insha ALLAH become second nature to our children.

A Day in the Life Of 
*A Muslim Child*

Some things we have to do by the order of Allah like...

Getting up early in the morning
When you get up early in the morning you are supposed to say this:

Alhamdu lillahilladhi ahyana ba'da ma amatana wa ilaihinnushur.
It means: Thanks and praises to Allah who brought us to life after having given us death and to him we shall have to return. 
Entering and coming out of the bathroom
 While entering the bathroom make sure to put you left foot in first and say this:
Allahumma inni a'oodhu bika minal khubthi wal khaba'ith. 
It means: O Allah! I seek refuge with you from the bad and evil things.
Come out and put your right foot out first and say the following supplication:
 Ghufranaka. Alhamdu lillahilladhi adhaba anniladha wa'afani. 
It means: I ask for your forgiveness. Thanks and praises to Allah who removed from me the suffering and gave me relief.

How to do wudu'
Wash your hands three times, then rinse your mouth three times withright hand. Rinse your nose three times with left hand. Then wash your face three times. Then wash your forearms up to elbows three times. After that wipe your head with water once. Insert your index fingers in your ear holes, then wipe the back of your ears with thumb and front of your ears with index fingers. Now in the end wash your feet and rub your toes with you little fingers to make sure that water reaches between them. During this whole process make sure not to waste water. There is a saying of the prophet that even if you are standing on the banks of the river, do not waste any water. After completing wudu' you  should say:

Ash-hadu alla illahailallah wah dahu la syarikalahu wa as hadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa rasuluhu.

Going to the Mosque
When you leave the house you should say:

Bismillahi tawak-kaltu alallah wa la haula wa la quwwata illah billah.
It means: In the name of Allah. I put my trust in Allah and there is no strength nor power except Allah.

When you are late for prayer some run towards the Masjid. But we should not do that because ALLAH's Messenger has said: When you hear the Iqamah,  proceed to offer the prayer with calmness and solemnity and do not make haste. Pray whatever you are able to pray and complete what ever you have missed. When you enter the Masjid put your right foot in first and say:

Bismillahi wassalamu ala rasulillahi.  Allhummagfirli zunubi waftahli abwaba rahmatika.
It means: In the name of Allah and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah. O Allah! Open for me the doors of your mercy.

Eating at the table
Let's say I was eating a melon and I forgot to say Bismillah our Prophet has given us guidance on all aspects of life. He taught us that if somebody forgot to say Bismillah before starting the meal he should say:

Bismillahi awwalahu wa akhirahu. 
It means: I start in the name of ALLAH at the beginning and at the end.
You should also eat with your right hand and from what's in front of you. After your done eating you should say: 

May ALLAH () make it easy for us and our loved ones to remember Him through the most excellent manner of implementing the daily duas. May He guide us and assist us in continually memorizing a selection of daily duas so that they form an important part of our life and enable us to reap the benefits from them in every possible way. Aameen.


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