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enjoying a sleep when Messenger of Allah (PBUH) called us, and lo! There was a desert Arab bedouin near him. He
(PBUH) said,
"This man brandished my sword over me while I was asleep. I woke up and saw it in his hand
unsheathed. He asked: `Who will protect you from me?' I replied: 'Allah' - thrice"
. He did not punish him and sat
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
In another narration, Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) said: We accompanied Messenger of Allah (PBUH) in
the campaign of Dhat-ur-Riqa`. We left Messenger of Allah (PBUH) to take rest under a shady tree. One of the
polytheists came to him. The sword of Messenger of Allah (PBUH) was hanging on a tree. He drew it and said: "Are
you afraid of me?'' Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
Then he said: "Who will then protect you from me?''
Messenger of Allah (PBUH) replied,
And in a narration of Abu Bakr Al-Isma`ili, the polytheist asked: "Who will protect you from me?'' Messenger of
Allah (PBUH) replied,
As soon as he said this, the sword fell down from his hand and Messenger of Allah
(PBUH) catching the sword, asked him,
"Who will protect you from me.
'' He said, "Please forgive me.'' Messenger
of Allah (PBUH) said,
"On condition you testify that there is none worthy of worship but Allah and that I am His
'' He said, "No, but I promise you that I shall not fight against you, nor shall I be with those who fight
with you". The Prophet (PBUH) let him go. He then went back to his companions and said: "
I have come to you
from one of the best of mankind
Besides the Prophet's habit of pardoning, and gracious attitude, this Hadith mentions his utmost trust
in Allah. It tells that one who has trust in Allah is helped by Him. Later on, the bedouin mentioned in the Hadith
embraced Islam. In the battle of Dhat-ur-Riqa` which took place in the sixth year of the Hijra, due to intense heat
and lack of footwear, the Companions of the Prophet (PBUH) wrapped their feet with pieces of cloth and for this
reason it was called
War of patches of cloth (Dhat-ur-Riqa`)''. Some scholars have also given a different reason for
this name.
ﻢﻠﺳو ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ﷲا ﻰﻠﺻ ﷲا لﻮﺳر لﺎﻗ لﺎﻗ بﺎﻄﺨﻟا ﻦﺑ ﺮﻤﻋ ﻦﻋ
ﻖﺣ ﷲا ﻰﻠﻋ نﻮﻠآﻮﺗ ﻢﺘﻨآ ﻢﻜﻧأ ﻮﻟ
ﺎﻧﺎﻄﺑ حوﺮﺗو ﺎﺻﺎﻤﺧ وﺪﻐﺗ ﺮﻴﻄﻟا قزﺮﻳ ﺎﻤآ ﻢﻜﻗزﺮﻟ ﻪﻠآﻮﺗ
`Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) said: I heard Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying:
"If you all depend on
Allah with due reliance, He would certainly give you provision as He gives it to birds who go forth hungry in the
morning and return with full belly at dusk".
Trust in Allah does not mean that one should not give any importance to material resources. What it
really means is that along with their due importance, one should have full trust in Allah. Without His Will, material
resources are of no avail. But nevertheless it is necessary to have material resources because their procurement is
also ordained by Him. Birds do not keep sitting in their nests for food but fly out in search of it.
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لﺎﻗ بزﺎﻋ ﻦﺑ ءاﺮﺒﻟا ةرﺎﻤﻋ ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋ
ﷲا لﻮﺳر لﺎﻗ
ﺖﻤﻠﺳأ ﻢﻬﻠﻟا ﻞﻘﻓ ﻚﺷاﺮﻓ ﻰﻟإ ﺖﻳوأ اذإ نﻼﻓ ﺎﻳ
ﻴﻟإ يﺮﻬﻇ تﺄﺠﻟأو ﻚﻴﻟإ ﻲﻬﺟو ﺖﻬﺟوو ﻚﻴﻟإ ﻲﺴﻔﻧ
ﻻو ﺄﺠﻠﻣ ﻻ ﻚﻴﻟإ ﺔﺒهرو ﺔﺒﻏر ﻚﻴﻟإ يﺮﻣأ ﺖﺿﻮﻓو ﻚ
نإو ةﺮﻄﻔﻟا ﻰﻠﻋ ﺖﻣ ﻚﺘﻠﻴﻟ ﻦﻣ ﺖﻣ نﺈﻓ ﺖﻠﺳرأ يﺬﻟا ﻚﻟﻮﺳﺮﺑو ﺖﻟﺰﻧأ يﺬﻟا ﻚﺑﺎﺘﻜﺑ ﺖﻨﻣﺁ ﻚﻴﻟإ ﻻإ ﻚﻨﻣ ﺎﺠﻨﻣ
اﺮﻴﺧ ﺖﺒﺻأ ﺖﺤﺒﺻأ
لﺎﻗ ءاﺮﺒﻟا ﻦﻋ ﻦﻴﺤﻴﺤﺼﻟا ﻲﻓ ﺔﻳاور ﻲﻓو
ﷲا لﻮﺳر ﻲﻟ لﺎﻗ
كءﻮﺿو ﺄﺿﻮﺘﻓ ﻚﻌﺠﻀﻣ ﺖﻴﺗأ اذإ
ﻢﺛ ةﻼﺼﻠﻟ
ﻞﻗو ﻦﻤﻳﻷا ﻚﻘﺷ ﻰﻠﻋ ﻊﺠﻄﺿا
لﺎﻗ ﻢﺛ ،ﻩﻮﺤﻧ ﺮآذو
لﻮﻘﺗ ﺎﻣ ﺮﺧﺁ ﻦﻬﻠﻌﺟاو
Al-Bara' bin `Azib (May Allah be pleased with them) said: Messenger of Allah (PBUH)
asked me to recite
whenever I go to bed: "Allahumma aslamtu nafsi ilaika, wa wajjahtu wajhi ilaika, wa fawwadtu amri ilaika, wal-ja'tu
zahri ilaika, raghbatan wa rahbatan ilaika, la malja wa la manja minka illa ilaika. Amantu bikitabikal-ladhi anzalta,
wa nabiyyikal-ladhi arsalta (O Allah! I have submitted myself to You, I have turned my face to You, entrusted my
affairs to You; and committed my back to You out of desire for You and fear of You; expecting Your reward and
fearing Your punishment). There is no refuge and no place of safety from You but with You. I believe in the Book
You have revealed and in the Prophet You have sent.''
Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said that if anyone recited these
words and died that night, he would die in the true religion. In case he remains alive till morning, he will obtain
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
In another narration: He reported Messenger of Allah (PBUH) as saying:
"If you go to bed, perform the Salat Wudu',
lie down on your right side and say [the above Du`a (supplication)] and let these words be your last".
It is better to make Wudu' before going to sleep. Similarly, it is also meritorious to recite the
invocation mentioned in the Hadith before one goes to bed, because it is a prayer for the renewal of Islam and Faith
and request for grant of peace and security.