Saturday 3 August 2013

Prescription 7 | Protection from Minor and Major Shirk

Bismihi Ta'ala


Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) reported that Nabi (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) explained to the Sahabah (RA) that ascribing partners to Allah Ta’ala (through seeking name, fame, doing things for show, etc.) creeps into a person’s heart quieter  and more secretly and more unseen  than a black ant walking on a black rock in a black night (totally unnoticed).

Out of fear and concern, Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (RA) asked as to how one can be saved from it.

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) then directed him to the following Dua, and said that if recited, a person will be freed from minor and major shirk.

 Allahumma innie aauzu beka min an ushreka beka shai aw 
wa ana a’alamu wa astaghferuka lema la’alamu 

“O Allah, I seek protection in You from that I ascribe partners to You knowingly 
and I seek forgiveness from You for those things which I do not know.”

Thus, whoever reads this will be saved from all forms of show (shirk), the small and big of it, the hidden and public of it. It is a means of developing Ikhlaas.
(Kanzul Ummaal P816)

Taken from Seven Valuable Prescriptions

By Hadhrat Moulana Abdul Hamid Is`haq Saheb (Daamat Barakaatuhum)