Spiritual Dimension

Extra Physical Acts


There are also reports from the Prophet Muhammad (saw) that when he sat during the prayer, he would place his right hand on his knee and raise the finger that is next to the thumb, offering supplication with it, and his left hand rested flat on his knee. With respect to the position of the feet, one should be sitting on the left foot along the ground with the right foot upright. 

Spiritual Dimension


We have arrived at…The Tashahhud.

Our hands are to be placed upon our knees or just above – on the lower thighs. As is proper when speaking to Our Lord, our farewell address must also begin first, by sending all praise and glorification to Allah, for His eternal existence, His perfection, and His sovereignty….Greet Him directly; speak to Him with these beautiful words: “Attahiyyatu lillahi”. All “Attahiyyat” [greetings/praises/glorification] is due to Allah alone and no one else. “Wassalawatu”- and all our duas and prayers are to Him. “Wattayyibat”- and all the good deeds, in the form of actions or words, are for Him alone. For Allah accepts only what is good, pure, and sincere.

Now the words you will pronounce next will travel off to another land…thousands of kilometers away.. to Madinah!.. to where rests the blessed body of the greatest man who ever lived – our beloved Prophet, “Assalamu alaika ayyuha-nnabiyyu warahmatullahi wabarakatuh”- May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you, O Prophet! Everyday, you send this special greeting to him and he answers you back! Listen to this hadeeth: The Prophet said, “There is not one who sends upon me his peace and blessings but Allah returns my soul to me, so that I can return upon him, my peace and blessings.”

Please glance over at the nearest doorway to you and imagine that the Prophet has just entered through that door. With his beautiful radiant face touched with a hint of rose, with his neatly wrapped ‘amama [head cover], in his pure white sweet-scented clothes.. and with his warm smile that melts your heart. He has chosen to greet only one today, and that’s you! How would you feel? What would you say? With these loving words above, you are speaking directly to the Prophet now. And just think.

You have this honorable privilege at least 5 times everyday! How many of us have wished to have lived during his time, to see him and to be with him… With these words above, we are with him! So let us greet our Prophet with a heart full of affection and full of appreciation and gratitude for the best example he has set and for this priceless message he has brought to us. And while we reflect over how much love and esteem we hold for him, let us remember…that we are now sitting in the hands of The One who created our Prophet and how much love we hold for Allah Himself – Whom as a result of your greetings and peace upon His Prophet, now sends upon you a ten-fold share of the blessings and peace!

After sending off praise and greetings upon Allah, then upon His Prophet, we now send the blessings of peace upon ourselves and upon all of Allah’s righteous servants: “Assalamu alaina wa ala ibadillahi-saaliheen”- upon every righteous servant whether in the heavens or earth – angel or man. Next- those powerful words of Tawheed- those words that affirm and renew our faith and sincerity: “Ashhadu anna la ilaha illa-llah, wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa rasuluh”- I bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped except Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger. When death comes upon us, there is not one of us, but he will die sometime between any two given times of Salah – either between Fajr and Dhuhr, or Dhuhr and Asr, or Asr and Maghrib, etc.

The Prophet tells us, “The one whose last words [in this life] are “La ilaha illallah”, enters Paradise.” This is no time to drift! These words of affirmation above are the key to paradise! Finally, as this beautiful meeting nears its end, Allah has guaranteed that in these last precious moments you have with Him, your duas made here – are answered! So first, ask for Allah’s prayers and blessings upon our beloved Prophet and his family, seek much forgiveness for yourself and for your parents, then ask The Most-Gracious, Most-Merciful the best of this life and the best of the next. Try to learn the prayers [duas] that the Prophet used to say, as they cover every possible need we could ever have.

Extra Supplications




Allâhumma innî aûdhu bika min adhâbi-l-qabri, wa min adhâbi jahannama, wa min fitnati-l-mahyâ wa-l-mamâti, wa min sharri fitnati-l-masîhi d-dajjâl.

“O Allah, I take refuge in You from the punishment of the grave, from the torment of the Fire, from the trials and tribulations of life and death and from the evil affliction of Al-Maseeh Ad-Dajjal.”

اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّـي أَعـوذُ بِكَ مِـنْ عَذابِ القَـبْر، وَمِـنْ عَذابِ جَهَـنَّم، وَمِـنْ فِتْـنَةِ المَحْـيا وَالمَمـات، وَمِـنْ شَـرِّ فِتْـنَةِ المَسيحِ الدَّجّال



Allâhumma innî aûdhu bika min adhâbi-l-qabri, wa aûdhu bika min fitnati-l-masîhi d-dajjâl, wa aûdhu bika min fitnati-l-mahyâ wa-l-mamâti. Allâhumma innî aûdhu bika mina-l-ma’thami wa-l-maghrami.

“O Allah, I take refuge in You from the punishment of the grave, and I take refuge in You from the temptation and trial of Al-Maseeh Ad-Dajjal, and I take refuge in You from the trials and tribulations of life and death. O Allah, I take refuge in You from sin and debt.”

اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّـي أَعـوذُ بِكَ مِـنْ عَذابِ القَـبْر ، وَأَعـوذُ بِكَ مِـنْ فِتْـنَةِ المَسيحِ الدَّجّـال ، وَأَعـوذُ بِكَ مِـنْ فِتْـنَةِ المَحْـيا وَالمَمـات . اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّـي أَعـوذُ بِكَ مِنَ المَأْثَـمِ وَالمَغْـرَم



Allâhumma innî zalamtu nafsî zulman kathîran, wa lâ yaghfiru dh-dhunûba illâ anta. Fa-ghfir lî maghfiratan min indika, wa rhamnî, innaka anta-l-ghafûru r-rahîm.

“O Allah, I have indeed oppressed my soul excessively and none can forgive sin except You, so forgive me a forgiveness from Yourself and have mercy upon me. Surely, You are The Most-Forgiving, The Most-Merciful.”

اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّـي ظَلَـمْتُ نَفْسـي ظُلْمـاً كَثـيراً وَلا يَغْـفِرُ الذُّنـوبَ إِلاّ أَنْت ، فَاغْـفِر لي مَغْـفِرَةً مِنْ عِنْـدِك وَارْحَمْـني، إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الغَـفورُ الرَّحـيم



Allâhumma ghfir lî mâ qaddamatu, wa mâ akhkhartu, wa mâ asrartu, wa mâ alantu, wa mâ asraftu, wa mâ anta alamu bihi minnî. Anta-l-muqaddimu wa anta-l-mu’akhkhiru. Lâ ilâha illâ anta.

“O Allah, forgive me for those sins which have come to pass as well as those which shall come to pass, and those I have committed in secret as well as those I have made public, and where I have exceeded all bounds as well as those things about which You are more knowledgeable. You are Al-Muqaddim and Al-Mu-akhkhir. None has the right to be worshipped except You.”

اللّهُـمَّ اغْـفِرْ لي ما قَدَّمْـتُ وَما أَخَّرْت ، وَما أَسْـرَرْتُ وَما أَعْلَـنْت ، وَما أَسْـرَفْت ، وَما أَنْتَ أَعْـلَمُ بِهِ مِنِّي . أَنْتَ المُقَـدِّمُ، وَأَنْتَ المُـؤَخِّـرُ لا إِلهَ إِلاّ أَنْـت



Allâhumma ainnî alâ dhikrika, wa shukrika, wu husni ibâdatik.

“O Allah, help me to remember You, to thank You, and to worship You in the best of manners.”

اللّهُـمَّ أَعِـنِّي عَلـى ذِكْـرِكَ وَشُكْـرِك ، وَحُسْـنِ عِبـادَتِـك



Allâhumma innî aûdhu bika min al bukhli, wa aûdhu bika min al jubni, wa aûdhu bika min an uradda ilâ ardhali-l-umur. Wa aûdhu bika min fitnati d-dunyâ wa adhâbi-l-qabri.

“O Allah, I take refuge in You from miserliness and cowardice, I take refuge in You lest I be returned to the worst of lives, and I take refuge in You from the trials and tribulations of this life and the punishment of the grave.”

اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّـي أَعوذُ بِكَ مِنَ البُخْـل، وَأَعوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الجُـبْن، وَأَعوذُ بِكَ مِنْ أَنْ أُرَدَّ إِلى أَرْذَلِ الـعُمُر، وَأََعوذُ بِكَ مِنْ فِتْنَـةِ الدُّنْـيا وَعَـذابِ القَـبْر



Allâhumma innî as’aluka-l-jannata wa aûdhu bika mina n-nar.

“O Allah, I ask You to grant me Paradise and I take refuge in You from the Fire.”

اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّـي أَسْأَلُـكَ الجَـنَّةَ وأََعوذُ بِـكَ مِـنَ الـنّار



Allâhumma, bi-ilmika-l-ghayba wa qudratika alâ-l-khalqi, ahyinî mâ alimta-l-hayâta khayran lî, wa tawwafanî idhâ alimta-l-wafâta khayran lî. Allâhumma innî as’aluka khashyataka fî-l-ghaybi wa sh-shahâdati. Wa as’aluka kalimata-l-haqqi fî r-ridâ wa-l-ghadabi. Wa as’aluka-l-qasda fî-l-ghinâ wa-l-faqri. Wa as’aluka naîman lâ yanfadu wa as’aluka qurrata aynin lâ tanqatiu. Wa as’aluka r-ridâ bada-l-qadâ, wa as’aluka barda-l-ayshi bada-l-mawti. Wa as’aluka ladhdhata n-nazari ilâ wajhika wa sh-shawqa ilâ liqâ’ika fî ghayri darrâ’a mudirratin wa lâ fitnatin mudillatin. Allâhumma zayyinnâ bi-zînati-l-îmâni, wa jalnâ hudâtan muhtadîn.

“O Allah, by Your knowledge of the unseen and Your power over creation, keep me alive so long as You know such life to be good for me and take me if You know death to be better for me. O Allah, make me fearful of You whether in secret or in public and I ask You to make me true in speech, in times of pleasure and anger.I ask you to make me moderate in times of wealth and poverty and I ask You for everlasting bliss and joy which will never cease.I ask You to make me pleased with what You have decreed and for an easy life after death.I ask You for the sweetness of looking upon Your Face and a longing to encounter You in a manner which does not entail a calamity which will bring about harm nor a trial which will cause deviation. O Allah, beautify us with the adornment of faith and make us of those who guide and are rightly guided.”

اللّهُـمَّ بِعِلْـمِكَ الغَـيْبِ وَقُـدْرَتِـكَ عَلـى الْخَلقِ أَحْـيِني ما عَلِـمْتَ الحـياةَ خَـيْراً لـي، وَتَوَفَّـني إِذا عَلِـمْتَ الوَفـاةَ خَـيْراً لـي، اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّـي أَسْـأَلُـكَ خَشْيَتَـكَ في الغَـيْبِ وَالشَّهـادَةِ، وَأَسْـأَلُـكَ كَلِمَـةَ الحَـقِّ في الرِّضـا وَالغَضَـب، وَأَسْـأَلُـكَ القَصْدَ في الغِنـى وَالفَقْـر، وَأَسْـأَلُـكَ نَعـيماً لا يَنْفَـد، وَأَسْـأَلُـكَ قُـرَّةَ عَيْـنٍ لا تَنْـقَطِعْ وَأَسْـأَلُـكَ الرِّضـا بَعْـدَ القَضـاء، وَأَسْـأَلُـكَ بًـرْدَ الْعَـيْشِ بَعْـدَ الْمَـوْت، وَأَسْـأَلُـكَ لَـذَّةَ النَّظَـرِ إِلـى وَجْـهِكَ وَالشَّـوْقَ إِلـى لِقـائِـك، في غَـيرِ ضَـرّاءَ مُضِـرَّة، وَلا فِتْـنَةٍ مُضـلَّة، اللّهُـمَّ زَيِّـنّا بِزينَـةِ الإيـمان، وَاجْـعَلنا هُـداةً مُهْـتَدين



Allâhumma innî as’aluka, yâ Allâhu, bi-annaka-l-wâhidu-l-ahadu s-samadu, al-ladhî lam yalid wa lam yûlad, wa lam yakun lahu kufuan ahadun, an taghfira lî dhunûbî. Innaka anta-l-ghafûru r-rahîm.

“O Allah, I ask You O Allah, as You are The One, The Only, AS-Samad, The One who begets not, nor was He begotten and there is none like unto Him that You forgive me my sins for verily You are The Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful.”

اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّـي أَسْأَلُـكَ يا اللهُ بِأَنَّـكَ الواحِـدُ الأَحَـد ،الصَّـمَدُ الَّـذي لَـمْ يَلِـدْ وَلَمْ يولَدْ، وَلَمْ يَكـنْ لَهُ كُـفُواً أَحَـد ، أَنْ تَغْـفِرْ لي ذُنـوبي إِنَّـكَ أَنْـتَ الغَفـورُ الرَّحِّـيم



Allâhumma innî as’aluka bi-anna laka-l-hamd, lâ ilâha illâ anta wahdaka lâ sharîka laka, al mannânu. Yâ badîcu s-samâwâti wa-l-ardi ! Yâ dhâ-l-jalâli wa-l-ikrâmi. Yâ hayyu, yâ qayyûmu ! Innî as’aluka-l-jannata wa acûdhu bika mina n-nâr.

“O Allah, I ask You as unto You is all praise, none has the right to be worshipped except You, alone, without partner. You are the Benefactor. O Originator of the heavens and the Earth, O Possessor of majesty and honour, O Ever Living, O Self-Subsisting and Supporter of all, verily I ask You for Paradise and I take refuge with You from the Fire.”

اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّـي أَسْأَلُـكَ بِأَنَّ لَكَ الْحَـمْدُ لا إِلـهَ إِلاّ أَنْـتَ وَحْـدَكَ لا شَـريكَ لَـكَ المَنّـانُ يا بَديـعَ السَّمواتِ وَالأَرْضِ يا ذا الجَلالِ وَالإِكْـرام، يا حَـيُّ يا قَـيّومُ إِنِّـي أَسْأَلُـكَ الجَـنَّةَ وَأَعـوذُ بِـكَ مِنَ الـنّار



“O Allah, I ask You, as I bear witness that You are Allah, none has the right to be worshipped except You, The One, AS-Samad Who begets not nor was He begotten and there is none like unto Him.”

اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّـي أَسْأَلُـكَ بِأَنَّـي أَشْـهَدُ أَنَّـكَ أنْـتَ اللهُ لا إِلـهَ إِلاّ أَنْـت ، الأَحَـدُ الصَّـمَدُ الَّـذي لَـمْ يَلِـدْ وَلَمْ يولَـدْ ، وَلَمْ يَكـنْ لَهُ كُـفُواً أَحَـد