(Nahl,16:120] 016.120 Abraham was indeed a model, devoutly obedient to Allah, (and) true in Faith, and he joined not gods with Allah:
Purpose of this presentation Ibrahim (AS) as a role model•There was indeed in them an excellent examplefor you to follow,- for those whose hope is inAllah and in the Last Day. But if any turn away,truly Allah is Free of all Wants, Worthy of allPraise.(60:6)
Dua in earlier stage of Dawah•• "Our Lord! in Thee do we trust, and to Thee do we turn in repentance: to Thee is (our) Final Goal.•• Our Lord! Make us not a (test and) trial for the Unbelievers, but forgive us, our Lord! for Thou art the Exalted in Might, the Wise." 60:4-5 (Al-Mumtahina)
WISDOM AND LESSONS OF THIS DUA• Believers are to place complete trust in Allah (SWT) specially in hard times.• They seek help only from Him and know end result of all matters is with Him alone.• They beg from Allah (SWT) not to be made a trial for disbelievers.• They seek forgiveness for their sins. This expression of humility before Allah (SWT) brings his Mercy and Kindness.
What is Fitna or trial for disbelievers?• If we fail in our mission, disbelievers will become more arrogant and oppressive.• Disbelievers’ atrocities exceed to the level that believers bow down before them• Believers may become so desperate in the face of oppression that they use immoral ways to face it.
Surah Shu’ara 26:83-86 •• O my Lord! bestow wisdom on me, and join me with the righteous; • • Grant me honorable mention on the tongue of truth among the latest (generations); • • Make me one of the inheritors of the Garden of Bliss; • • Forgive my father, for that he is among those astray;
Surah Shu’ara 26:87-89 •• And let me not be in disgrace on the Day when (men) will be raised up;- •• The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail, •• But only he (will prosper) that brings to Allah a sound heart;
Meaning and Message of this Dua• He asks for wisdom, ability and company of righteous to fulfill his prophetic mission of Dawah IL Allah.• He requests for honorable mention by the latter generations. There are 3 types of notoriety: 1- False fameLove to be praised for what they have not done.(3:188) 2- Ria or show off.Not those who spend of their substance, to be seen of men, but haveno faith in Allah and the Last Day (4:38) 3- Actions only for the sake of Allah (SWT) but it isrecognized by others. He made dua for this type of good name.
Message of this dua• He begs for Jannah full of His Bounties.• Allah calls by His Grace to the Garden (of bliss) andforgiveness.(2:221)Be ye foremost (in seeking) Forgiveness from your Lord, and aGarden (of Bliss), the width whereof is as the width of heavenand earth (57:21)• He asks Allah(SWT) protection from humiliation on the day of judgment and asks for forgiveness of his father.• Allah (SWT) accepted all of his duas except for his father.
Dua for righteous children • ” O my Lord! Grant me a righteous (son).(37:100)Praise be to Allah, Who hath granted unto me in oldage Ismail and Isaac: for truly my Lord is He, theHearer of Prayer! (Ibrahim,14:39)
Dua on leaving Hajira (AS) in lonely desert valley•• Our Lord! I have made some of my offspring to dwell in a valley without cultivation, by your Sacred House; in order, O our Lord, that they may establish regular Prayer: so fill the hearts of some among men with love towards them, and feed them with fruits: so that they may give thanks.
Message of this dua• He left his wife and infant son in uninhabited valley submitting to Allah’s command• He did not wish for any material benefits for them• He was leaving them so Salah is established• He prayed that his son and family have such conduct that people are attracted to them• O’Allah! Grant them fruits so they are thankful to you and people see your signs
Dua after building Kaaba•• And remember Abraham and Ismail raised the foundations of the House (With this prayer): "Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us: For Thou art the All-Hearing, the All- knowing. (Baqarah,2:127)
Message of this dua• We built this Ka’ba as global center of Ibadah according to your command• You know our intention is to please you• You listen to the calls of our tongue and our hearts• O’ our Lord! Accept our deed by making this house center of Ibadah and grant us your pleasure.• There is extreme humility and longing here.
Dua for himself and his progeny • Our Lord! make of us Muslims, bowing to Thy(Will), and of our progeny a people Muslim,bowing to Thy (will); and show us our place forthe celebration of (due) rites; and turn unto us(in Mercy); for Thou art the Oft-Returning, MostMerciful. (Baqarah,2:18)
Meaning of thin dua• Believer worries not only about his salvation but also for his children.• Being Da’I he knows and invokes that he and his children be true practicing Muslims• As Da’I he must then propagate his message of truth to everyone since he was appointed as Imam of mankind.• He seeks Allah(SWT) Mercy and forgiveness if some shortfalls are left in this mission.
Dua for future generations • Our Lord! send amongst them a Messenger oftheir own, who shall rehearse Thy Signs to themand instruct them in scripture and wisdom, andsanctify them: For Thou art the Exalted in Might,the Wise.“ (Baqarah,2:129)
Message of this dua• He was not only concerned about the guidance of his generation but the generations to come.• He realized that this valley of Makah located in the center of the world will become center of Islamic Dawah.• He made dua for a Prophet to be raised amongst these people so they are duly honored.
Characteristics of the Prophet to be raised in Arabia• 1- He will bring book with guidance in all matters of life. He will recite this book.• 2- He will teach the book with his words and actions both in conduct and character.• 3- He will teach them the wisdom necessary to interpret and implement the verses of this book.• 4- He will purify their thoughts, actions in accordance with the teachings of this book.
Acceptance of this dua- about 2500 years latter Mohammad(SAW) sent•• It is He Who has sent amongst the Unlettered a messenger from among themselves, to rehearse to them His Signs, to sanctify them, and to instruct them in Scripture and Wisdom,- although they had been, before, in manifest error.(Jumua,62:2)
Dua for Makah •• And remember Abraham said: "My Lord, make this a City of Peace, and feed its people with fruits,-such of them as believe in Allah and the Last Day (Baqarah,2:126)
Meaning of this dua• Peace and security is needed for proper Ibadah• Peace was also needed for Makah in order for it to become global center of Ibadah• In tribal rivalries in Arabia led to battles.• Allah (SWT) accepted both parts of this dua.• Makah always enjoyed the status of a peaceful place and always have abundance of fruits.
Blessings of Haram Kabah •• Do they not then see that We have made a sanctuary secure, and that men are being snatched away from all around them? Then, do they believe in that which is vain, and reject the Grace of Allah?(Ankabut, 29:67)
2nd Dua in Makah when it has been populated Remember Abraham said: "O my Lord! make this cityone of peace and security: and preserve me and my sons fromworshipping idols. O my Lord! they have indeed led astray many amongmankind; He then who follows my (ways) is of me, and he thatdisobeys me,- but Thou art indeed Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
Dua in Makah O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring to dwellin a valley without cultivation, by Thy Sacred House; in order, Oour Lord, that they may establish regular Prayer: so fill the heartsof some among men with love towards them, and feed them withfruits: so that they may give thanks. O our Lord! truly Thou dost know what we concealand what we reveal: for nothing whatever is hidden from Allah,whether on earth or in heaven.
Dua in Makah•• Praise be to Allah, Who hath granted unto me in old age Ismail and Isaac: for truly my Lord is He, the Hearer of Prayer!•• O my Lord! make me one who establishes regular Prayer, and also (raise such) among my offspring O our Lord! and accept Thou my Prayer.•• O our Lord! cover (us) with Thy Forgiveness - me, my parents, and (all) Believers, on the Day that the Reckoning will be established!