Supplication for the End of a Journey

Invocation for Traveling (End of a Journey – Upon Returning)

You may have noticed that this supplication is virtually identical to the Supplication for the Start of a Journey, except with the addition of the last line. So to help in memorization, following is audio of just the last line,

Context

Following is the hadith (a version of) that this supplication is taken from,
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Ref

  1. Sahih Muslim.Volume 3, Hadith #3275, pg 494. [10007]
  2. “Fortress of the Muslim, Invocations from the Qur’an and Sunnah”. Compiled by Said bin Wahf Al-Qahtani. Darussalam. 7th Edition July, 2006. pg 200. [10003]
  3. Sahih Muslim. The Book of Pilgrimage. [Link]

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Supplication for the Start of a Journey

Invocation for Traveling (Start of a Journey)

Context

Following is the hadith (a version of) that this supplication is taken from,
TheWahyProject-Supplication-StartJourney-38-0-Context

Ref

  1. Sahih Muslim.Volume 3, Hadith #3275, pg 493. [10007]
  2. “Fortress of the Muslim, Invocations from the Qur’an and Sunnah”. Compiled by Said bin Wahf Al-Qahtani. Darussalam. 7th Edition July, 2006. pg 198. [10003]
  3. Sahih Muslim. The Book of Pilgrimage. [Link]

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Hajj 2015

Dates for Hajj in 2015 (1436)
The actual dates for Hajj in 2015 (1436) have been confirmed as follows,

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Note: This year the actual dates for Hajj did not match with many popular calculations as presented on websites such as IslamicFinder. But the dates in this post have been confirmed per the references below and are based on official announcements by the Saudi Authorities.

Prayer Times
If you are performing Hajj this year, to help you plan it is important to have an idea of Prayer (Salah) times during the Hajj days. The table below presents calculated Prayer times for Makkah,

Hajj Day 2015 (Sept.) 1436 (D-H) Fajr Sunrise Dhuhr Asr Maghrib Isha
1 22 (Tue) 8 4:54 6:09 12:14 3:39 6:18 7:48
2 23 (Wed) 9 4:54 6:09 12:14 3:39 6:18 7:48
3 24 (Thu) 10 4:55 6:09 12:13 3:38 6:16 7:46
4 25 (Fri) 11 4:55 6:10 12:13 3:38 6:15 7:45
5 26 (Sat) 12 4:55 6:10 12:13 3:37 6:14 7:44
6 27 (Sun) 13 4:55 6:10 12:12 3:37 6:13 7:43
  • Note:
    • D-H = Dhul-Hijjah
    • City = Makkah
    • Latitude = 21.42
    • Longitude = 39.83
    • Time zone = GMT+3.00
    • Altitude = 1017 feet (310 meters) above sea level.
    • Juristic Method = Standard
    • Calculation Method = Umm Al-Qura

Ref

  1. Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), “Fiqh Council of North America’s Announcement of Eid al Adha 1436/2015” – [link]
  2. Arab News, “Pilgrims retrace the steps of the Prophet” (pbuh) – [link]
  3. IslamicFinder, “Makkah, Saudi Arabia Prayer Times” – [link]

Eid Mubarak (2015)

Dear Everyone,

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Eid (Al-Fitr) – filled with peace, joy & happiness.

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A quick summary of Ramadan for 2015 (1436):

First Day Last Day Eid (Al Fitr)
1-Ramadan 29-Ramadan 1-Shawwal
Thursday, 18 June 2015 Thursday, 16 July 2015 Friday, 17 July 2015

Note

  1. The days/dates above are local to Mecca (Saudi Arabia).

Fasting Six Days Following Ramadan

Recommended to Fast Six Days Following Ramadan
As Ramadan draws to a finish – just wanted to remind everyone (& myself) of this Hadith,

TheWahyProject-Img-Post_20150711.1500So as you can see, it is recommended to fast six days after the end of Ramadan, provided we do not begin with the first day of Shawwal which is the day of Eid.

Note

  1. Some commentary on this subject can be found here. [pdf].

Ref

  1. Sahih Muslim. Volume 3, Hadith #2758-2760 (Sahih), pg 247-248. [10007]

Supplication for the Night of Al Qadr

Supplication for the Night of Al-Qadr (Part 2 of 2)

Context

  1. “ ‘Aishah narrated: “I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, what is your view if I know when the Night of Al-Qadr is, then what should I say in it?’ He said: ‘Say: “O Allah, indeed You are Pardoning, [Generous,] You love pardon, so pardon me (Allahumma Innaka ‘Afuwun [Karimun], Tuhibbul-‘Afwa Fa’fu ‘Anni).”’ (Sahih) ” [1] – presented above.

Note

  1. This hadith is reported in Tirmidhi[1] as one hadith, but with 2 variants to the wording. The supplication presented above is one variant of the wording reported. I had posted both variants (as reported in the hadith) a few years back [here].

Ref

  1. Jāmi‘ At-Tirmidhī. Volume 6, Hadith #3513 (Sahih), pg 228. [10009]

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Supplication for the Night of Al Qadr

Supplication for the Night of Al-Qadr (Part 1 of 2)

Context

  1. “ ‘Aishah narrated: “I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, what is your view if I know when the Night of Al-Qadr is, then what should I say in it?’ He said: ‘Say: “O Allah, indeed You are Pardoning, [Generous,] You love pardon, so pardon me (Allahumma Innaka ‘Afuwun [Karimun], Tuhibbul-‘Afwa Fa’fu ‘Anni).”’ (Sahih) ” [1] – presented above.

Note

  1. This hadith is reported in Tirmidhi[1] as one hadith, but with 2 variants to the wording. The supplication presented above is one variant of the wording reported. I had posted both variants (as reported in the hadith) a few years back [here].

Ref

  1. Jāmi‘ At-Tirmidhī. Volume 6, Hadith #3513 (Sahih), pg 228. [10009]

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