Monday, May 23, 2011

"Conclude your deeds with a prayer" - Habib Abdul Rahman


Alhamdulillah, we have got one kind visitor who wished to share two key lessons learnt from Habib Abdul Rahman last saturday.

First and foremost, is to constantly recite istighfar. This I think, is commonly practised by many, InshaAllah. May we continue to be steadfast.

Secondly - this one I truly appreciate because it is something many of us take for granted. While we seldom forget to say basmalah when we start doing anything, we rarely conclude our amal properly; 
Habib Abdul Rahman advised us to say the du'a recited by Prophet Ibrahim a.s. upon having constructed the holy Kaabah.

Rabbana taqobbal minna
Innaka antas sami'ul aleem

رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّآ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلْعَلِيمُ
Our Lord, accept this (service) from us,
for verily You are the All-Hearing, All-Knowing.
(Al Baqarah:127)

The Tafsir al-Jalalyn intepreted Verse 127 of Al-Baqarah as follows:
وَإِذْ يَرْفَعُ إِبْرَٰهِيمُ ٱلْقَوَاعِدَ مِنَ ٱلْبَيْتِ وَإِسْمَٰعِيلُ
رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّآ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلْعَلِيمُ
"And, mention, when Abraham raised up the foundations, the supports or the walls, of the House, building it (min al-bayt, ‘of the House’, is semantically connected to yarfa‘u, ‘raises up’), and Ishmael with him (wa-Ismā‘īlu is a supplement to Ibrāhīmu), both of them saying:
‘Our Lord! Receive this, building, from us.
Truly You are the Hearing, of words,
the Knowing, of deeds.'


May Allah accept our sharing.
May Allah accept our deeds.
May Allah forgive us all.

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