Dua before studying

Imam al-Haddâd encouraged his students to read the following intention before studying:

Al-hamdu llilahi rabb il ‘âlamîn wa salallahu ‘ala saydinâ Muhamamdin wa ‘alâ âlihi wa sahbihi wa sallam. Nawaytu al-ta’alluma wa talîma wat tadhakkara wa-tadhkîr wa na’fa’ wal ‘intifâ’ wal-ifâdah wa’l istifâdah wal-hath ‘ala_tamassuki bi kitâbillahi wa sunnati rusûlihi wa du’â il al-hudâ wa dalâlata ‘alal khayri wabtighâha waj hillâhi wa mardâtihi wa qurbihi wa thawâbihi subhânahu wa ta’âla.

All praise is to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. And salutations and greetings upon our master Muhammad and upon his family and companions. I intend to study and teach, take and give a reminder, take and give benefit, take and give advantage, to encourage the holding fast to the book of Allah and the way of His messenger, and calling to guidance and directing towards good, hoping for the countenance of Allah and His pleasure, proximity and reward, transcendent is He.

Allahumma Ameen.

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  3. Sanna says:

    im sorry if im wrong but i think there should be peace be upon him (salallualyi wasalam) after the prophet mumhammed peace be upon him in the english transaltion part of the dua but jazakalah for the dua and may allah shower his whole ummah with blessings and reward
    Ameen

    • asmakarif says:

      Asalaam alaykum wa rahmatullah,

      Thank you for writing in. You are right that we should praise the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah send peace and blessings upon him, his family and those who followed his way. In the dua itself the salutations are placed in the beginning before the name. Though I can see how it would be better to say the salutations twice to double up on the reward InshaAllah.
      May Allah forgive me for my inaccuracies and elevate you for showing me the better way. Allahumma Ameen.

      • Sanna says:

        Im sorry i didnt realise the salutations given before the prophet(s.a.w)i dont think it as an inaccuracy it’s just in my madrassah we always used to say salutations after the prophets name (s.a.w) so i didnt realise it that it was there before. May Allah forgive me if im wrong and may he elevate everyone in the ummah.
        ( sorry i felt bad even though inshallah il get my reward because i feel im not worthy of givin any advice but allah hu aalim)
        Salaam

      • asmakarif says:

        There’s nothing to worry about. The more we praise our Rasool, peace and blessings be upon him, the better. It’s all good.
        Thank you for your nasiha.

  4. morning_salaat says:

    good job thanks btw! i really needed help i have csaps next week .. bigg test!!

  5. aathi says:

    masha allah

  6. fathima says:

    recite surah bakara’s 32nd sentence..

  7. fathima says:

    recite surah bakara’s 32nd sentence

  8. Jazakallah Khairah for the Great thread…. Wassalaam

  9. Praise be to God.We praise Him and thank Him,and we acknowledge our sins and seek His forgiveness.We seek refuge with Him from the evils of our souls and from our bad deeds.He who is guided by God is really wellguided,and he who chooses to go astray,will not be guided to the straight path.We testify that there is no deity but God,who has no partners: His is the real dominion,to Him belongs all praise.He is the One who brings to life and the One who causes death,and He is All-powerful.We testify that our master and Prophet Muhammad(S.A.W) is His servant and Messenger,whom He sent with guidance and the correct religion to prevail over all other religions.We testify that the Messenger has delivered the Message and discharged the trust;he struggled truly in the Way of God and left us on a clear path,in which night is like day;he who strays from this path is really misguided.May God’s peace and salutation be with him,his household,companions,and all those who follow his guidance at all times.And i said May God guide you,widing your knowledge give you peace and prosperity.Ameen thanks for distributing your knowledge with in the world i love you for ever and ever May God axcept our prayers.

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