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Remembrance of Allah at Both Ends of the Day (21)
Abu Bakr Assiddeek said: The Messenger of Allah said: "Say in the morning and in the evening: 'Allãhumma `ãlim 'al-ghaybi wash-shahãdeti, fatiras-samãwãti wal 'ardhi, rabba kulli shay'in wa maleekahu, 'ashhadu 'an lã 'ilãha 'illã 'anta, 'a`outhu bika min sharri nafsee, wa sharrish-shaytãni wa shirkihi(38)
and in one narration the following addition: [wa 'an 'aqtarifa `alã nafsee soo'an, 'aw 'ajurrahu 'ilã muslimin] (39)
say it in the morning, and in the evening, and when you take to your bed".

(38) O' my 'ilãh Knower of the hidden, and the visible; Creator of the Heavens and the Earth; Sustainer, and Master of everything; I testify that there is no 'ilãh save Thee, and I seek Thy protection from the evil of my self, and the evil of the shaytãn and his association [with Thee]. Note: this can be a reference to the association, as being his; or a reference to his instigation of association with Allah.

(39) And [I also seek refuge in You] that I bring harm upon myself, or drag it upon another Muslim.


Reported by At-Tirmithi who said it was comely-sound. Al-Albãni agreed, and included it in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #21.

© 1993 Waleed Al-Essa
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