Deeds that increase

Sustenance

(Second and last part)

Muhammad Afzal Attari Madani

Majlis Rabitah bil-‘Ulama and Mashaaikh

3.   When Sayyiduna Adam عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام descended on the earth, he عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام performed seven rounds of Baytullah, then after praying two Rak’aat of Salah, he prayed in the court of Allah Almighty as follows:

`اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ تَعْلَمُ سَرِيرَتِی، وَعَلَانِيَتِی فَاقْبَلْ مَعْذِرَتِی، وَتَعْلَمُ حَاجَتِی فَأَعْطِنِی سُؤْلِی، وَتَعْلَمُ مَا فِی نَفْسِی فَاغْفِرْ لِی ذَنْبِی. اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّی أَسْأَلُكَ إِيمَانًا يُبَاشِرُ قَلْبِی، وَيَقِينًا صَادِقًا حَتَّى أَعْلَمَ أَنَّهُ لَا يُصِيبُنِی إِلَّا مَا كَتَبْتَ لِی،وَرِضًابِمَا قَسَمْتَ لِی

(Translation: O Allah! You know my external and internal affairs, accept my apology and You also know my needs so fulfil them as well, and You know whatever is in my heart, so forgive my sins. O Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, I ask You for such faith and true belief that will settle in my heart until I believe that only that trouble will reach me which You have written for me and I ask to be content with what You have decided for me.)

So, Allah Almighty revealed to him: ‘O Adam! Whoever from your offspring prays this prayer, I will remove his grief and anguish, I will remove grief of poverty from his heart and make him self-sufficient, and I will provide for him from where he never expected. The world will come to him humiliated even if he does not desire it.’ (Mu’jam Awsat, vol. 4, p. 275, Hadees 5974; Al-Raud-ul-Faaiq, p. 64)

4.   Whoever wears an amulet after writing Surah Hijr will be beloved in the eyes of the people. He will gain prosperity in business and blessings in livelihood. (Jannati Zever, p. 592)

5.   By reciting Surah Dahr frequently, words of knowledge and wisdom flow on the tongue and by reciting it 75 times, one will gain blessings in sustenance. (Jannati Zever, p. 600)

6.   Remembering Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, i.e., remembering the real Creator and glorifying Him, is also a cause of receiving sustenance. Therefore, it is stated in a blessed Hadees that Prophet Nuh عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام said while advising his son: ‘أُوصِيكَ بِسُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَبِحَمْدِھِ، فَإِنَّهَا صَلَاةُ الْخَلْقِ، وَبِهَا يُرْزَقُ الْخَلْقُ’ i.e. ‘I command you to say, سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَبِحَمْدِہٖ, because this is the glorification performed by the creation, and due to this, the creation is provided sustenance.’ (Al-Sunan-ul-Kubra, vol. 6, p. 208, Hadees 10668)

7.   Continually spending in the way of Allah and frequently giving something in the way of Allah is also a cause of increasing sustenance. The Messenger of Allah صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: ‘Every day when the morning appears, two angels come down. One of them says, ‘O Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! Reward the one who spends’, and the other says, ‘O Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! Destroy the wealth of the one who withholds.’ (Muslim, p. 392, Hadees 2336)

On one occasion, the Holy Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: ‘Allah Almighty says: ‘O son of Adam! Spend, I will spend on you.’ (Bukhari, vol. 3, p. 511, Hadees 5352)

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