Anatomy of a Supplication Sheet

It just felt like yesterday that I started working on the Supplication Sheet project. Though it has taken me some time to start publishing them, mashAllah quite a few have been released over the past few weeks 🙂 … so thought now was a good time to discuss the format & provide a quick explanation of the layout. So let’s have a look at a sample sheet and break down the different pieces (anatomy):

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  • AThe Wahy Project name 
  • B – Is the Supplication ID followed by a Revision number. Revision 0 refers to the originally released document.
  • C – Is a ‘QuickLook‘ box. Here you can very quickly see where the Supplication is from and it’s reference.
    • The top left quadrant refers to where the Supplication is from:
      • [Q] = Quran
      • [H] = Hadith
    • The top right quadrant is only used if the Supplication is from Hadith and refers to the Grading:
      • [S] = Sahih
      • [H] = Hasan
      • [D] = Daif
    • The bottom left quadrant is only used if the Supplication is from Hadith and refers to the Source of the Supplication:
      • [B] =  Bukhari
      • [T] = TirmidhÄ«
      • [AD] = Abu Dawud
    • The bottom right quadrant is a numerical reference to the actual Supplication
  • DCategory of the Supplication
  • ESubtitle (e.g. explanatory note)
  • F – Arabic text
  • G – Transliteration (approximate)
  • H – Translation (approximate)
  • I – Audio (controls to play/stop)
    • If you didn’t realise the audio is actually embedded in the pdf. If you are having difficulty it making it play, please refer to my post on how to configure Adobe Acrobat Reader here
  • J – Reference

Now apart from the Supplication Sheet format above which relates to the released pdf file, the associated Post also has some features:

  • An image of the Arabic text (if you click this it will take you to a high resolution version) that you can download.
  • A link to the pdf
  • A link to the audio file
  • Checksum (or Hash) of the file to verify it’s integrity – [ md5 | sha1 ]

Funeral Prayer – Supplication for a Child (Supplication)

Funeral Prayer – Supplication for a Child

Or an alternate recitation,

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Ref

  1. “Prayer According to the Sunnah”. Compiler Prof. Muhammad Zulfiqar. Darussalam. March, 2006. Chapter – The Funeral Prayer, pg 498.
  2. “The Translation of the Meanings of Sahih Al-Bukhari”. Translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan. Darussalam. July, 2007. Volume 2, (65) Chapter – The recitation of Surat-al-Fatiha in the funeral Salat, pg 241. [10006]

Day of Arafat (Supplication)

Hajj – Day of Arafat


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Note

  1. This ‘supplication’ post/sheet only covers what should be said and does not address the actions to be taken (if applicable).

Ref

  1. “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage)”, By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids, Published by Darussalam, Second Edition – August, 2006, Chapter 6, pg 316 [10004]
  2. “English Translation of Jāmi‘ At-Tirmidhī”. Compiled by Mohammad Ibn ‘Eisā At-Tirmidhi et al. Darussalam. Nov, 2007. Volume 6, Hadith #3585 (Sahih), pg 287 [10009]
  3. “Fortress of the Muslim, Invocations from the Qur’an and Sunnah”. Compiled by Said bin Wahf Al-Qahtani. Darussalam. 5th Edition Apr, 2006. pg 171 [10003]

Sa’ee – Standing at Safaa or Marwah (Supplication)

Sa’ee – Standing at Safaa or Marwah

Note: I wasn’t able to find the above wording in the Hadith references I have access to; but am assuming reference [1] (from which I have taken the above) has access to more resources and references than I have. The wording I was able to find in the Hadith references I have access to (Sahih Muslim) is as follows,

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Note

  1. This ‘supplication’ post/sheet only covers what should be said and does not address the actions to be taken (if applicable).
  2. Though this post does not strictly present a Supplication it is still tagged as one to enable easy organisation and access.
  3. Please check with a scholar on the wordings above.

Ref

  1. “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage)”, By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids, Published by Darussalam, Second Edition – August, 2006, Chapter 6, pg 261 [10004]
  2. “English Translation of the Sahih Muslim”. Compiled by Imam Abul Hussain Muslim bin al-Hajjaj. Darussalam. June, 2007. Volume 3, Hadith #2950 (Sahih), pg 346 [10007]
  3. “Fortress of the Muslim, Invocations from the Qur’an and Sunnah”. Compiled by Said bin Wahf Al-Qahtani. Darussalam. 5th Edition Apr, 2006. pg 170 [10003]

Sa’ee – Before Starting (Supplication)

Sa’ee – Before Starting

Proceed to Safaa. Say (when close to Safaa):

Followed by saying:


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Note

  1. The above are only to be said ONCE, that is at the beginning of the Sa’ee and not at the beginning of every lap. [1]
  2. * This ‘supplication’ post/sheet only covers what should be said and does not address the actions to be taken (if applicable).
  3. Though this post does not strictly present a Supplication it is still tagged as one to enable easy organisation and access

Ref

  1. “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage)”, By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids, Published by Darussalam, Second Edition – August, 2006, Chapter 6, pg 260 [10004]
  2. “English Translation of Sunan Abu Dawud”. Compiled by Imam Hafiz Abu Dawud Sulaiman bin Ash’ath. Darussalam. July, 2008. Vol 2, Hadith #1905 (Sahih), pg 426 [10008]

Before Reciting Qur’an (Supplication)

Before Reciting Qur’an

Note:
* “Fortress of the Muslim, Invocations from the Qur’an and Sunnah” references this supplication as an Invocation against the distractions of Satan during the prayer and recitation of the Qur’an. This ‘supplication’ sheet only covers what should be said and does not address the actions to be taken (if applicable).

Ref:
[1] “Fortress of the Muslim, Invocations from the Qur’an and Sunnah”. Compiled by Said bin Wahf Al-Qahtani. Darussalam. 5th Edition Apr, 2006. pg 119

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Istikharah (Supplication)

Istikhārah (an appeal to Allāh to guide you on the right path as regards to a certain matter)

Note:
* This ‘supplication’ sheet only covers what should be said and does not address the actions to be taken (if applicable).

Ref:
[1] “The Translation of the Meanings of Sahih Al-Bukhari”. Translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan. Darussalam. July, 2007. Volume 8, Hadith #6382 (Sahih), pg 215

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After Drinking Zamzam Water (Supplication)

After Drinking Zamzam Water

There is no particular supplication established in the Sunnah when drinking Zamzam. However, Abdullah bin Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) used to recite the following after drinking Zamzam water. [1]

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Note

  1. * This ‘supplication’ post/sheet only covers what should be said and does not address the actions to be taken (if applicable).

Ref

  1. “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage)”, By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids, Published by Darussalam, Second Edition – August, 2006, Chapter 6, pg 221 [10004]

Tawaaf – Upon Completion, Before Two Rakat of Prayer (Supplication)

Tawaaf – Upon Completion, Before Two Rakat of Prayer

Upon completion of the Tawaaf, proceed to Maqaam Ibraheem or any place in the mosque if this area is too crowded. It is commendable to say the below, then cover your right shoulder (if applicable) and perform 2 Rakat of prayer.
Quran [2:125]

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Note

  1. * This ‘supplication’ post/sheet only covers what should be said and does not address the actions to be taken (if applicable).
  2. Though this post does not strictly present a Supplication it is still tagged as one to enable easy organisation and access

Ref

  1. “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage)”, By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids, Published by Darussalam, Second Edition – August, 2006, Chapter 6, pg 255 [10004]
  2. “English Translation of Sunan Abu Dawud”. Compiled by Imam Hafiz Abu Dawud Sulaiman bin Ash’ath. Darussalam. July, 2008. Vol 2, Hadith #1905 (Sahih), pg 425 [10008]
  3. Arabic: “Tanzil – Quran Navigator”, [http://tanzil.net/#2:125]

Tawaaf – Between the Yemenite Corner and the Black Stone (Supplication)

Tawaaf – Between the Yemenite Corner (Rukn-Yamani) and the Black Stone (Hajrul-Aswad)

Quran [2:201]

Or an alternate recitation,

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Note

  1. * This ‘supplication’ post/sheet only covers what should be said and does not address the actions to be taken (if applicable).

Ref

  1. “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage)”, By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids, Published by Darussalam, Second Edition – August, 2006, Chapter 6, pg 254 [10004]
  2. “English Translation of Sunan Abu Dawud”. Compiled by Imam Hafiz Abu Dawud Sulaiman bin Ash’ath. Darussalam. July, 2008. Vol 2, Hadith #1892 (Hasan), pg 418 [10008]