Apr 15, 2011

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Part 12 (d): The Sixth Supplication- The Divine Protection

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The Sixth Supplication: “O Allah, make me healthy in my body. O Allah, preserve for me my hearing. O Allah, preserve for me my sight. There is none worthy of worship but You. O Allah , I seek refuge in You from disbelief and poverty and I seek refuge in You from the punishment of the grave . There is none worthy of worship but You.”

Meaning and Beauty

“O Allah , I seek refuge in You from disbelief and poverty”

Essence of Disbelief (Definition): The word “kafara” means: to cover up something.

The disbeliever is called “kafir” because:

  • He is covering the truth or,
  • He is covering up his own heart.

Legally: A kafir is a person who refuses to accept the dominion and authority of Allah.

  1. Greater Kufr:

    • Kufr of denial/rejection: Allah says, which means:

      “And who does more wrong than he who invents a lie against Allah or rejects the Truth when it reaches him? Is there not a home in Hell for those who reject Faith?” (Al Ankabut: 68)

      This might take different forms:

      • Denying the Uluhiya of Allah
      • Denying the Messenger (SAW)
      • Denying a well established and major shariah ruling.
    • Kufr of arrogance with recognition: Allah says, which means:

      “And behold, We said to the angels: “Bow down to Adam” and they bowed down. Not so Iblis: he refused and was haughty: He was of those who reject Faith.” (Al Baqarah: 34)

      Iblis became a kaafir because of his arrogance.

    • Kufr of doubtfulness: It could be manifested in different ways:
      • To hesitate with regard to following the truth
      • Being uncertain as to whether the religion is true or not
      • Do not care. Do not mkae an effort to search for the truth

        Allah says, which means:

        “He went into his garden in a state (of mind) unjust to his soul: He said, “I deem not that this will ever perish,”Nor do I deem that the Hour (of Judgment) will (ever) come: Even if I am brought back to my Lord, I shall surely find (there) something better in exchange.” His companion said to him, in the course of the argument with him: “Dost thou deny Him Who created thee out of dust, then out of a sperm-drop, then fashioned thee into a man?”(Al Kahf: 35-37)

    • Kufr of Aversion: Allah says, which means, “And those who disbelieve turn away from what they have been warned with aversion.” (Al Ahqaf:3)

      When the truth is explained to you, do not turn away. Take your time and give it to some thought.

    • Kufr of Hypocrisy: It happens when a person accepts Islam outwardly, but they reject it within themselves.

      Allah says, which means, “This is because they first believed, then disbelieved. So a seal was set upon their hearts and consequently they do not understand.” (Al Munafiqun:3)

      What are the symptoms of minor hypocrisy?

      • Whenever he/she talks, they would include a lie.
      • Whenever they make a promise, they would break it.
      • Whenever they have a dispute, they cross the boundaries of Islamic etiquettes.
      • Whenever they are trusted with something, they break the trust. (Hadith)

Read the next Part 12 (e): The Sixth Supplication (Minor Kufr)

  1. umm hamza says:

    Assalamu Alaikum,very clear.jazakallahkhair like attending an one to one class.May Allah reward you and give barakah in your time.Ameen

  2. Assalamu Aliakum Sister, its a very beautiful series of explaining all the inspiring morning and afternoon adhkaar that we recite but now onward with complete understanding that will help us increase our khushu.
    JazakiAllah khair for initiating this series. May Allah bless this team of Areweprepared.

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