Supplications of the Prophet
Remembrance of Allah at Both Ends
of the Day (22)
The Messenger of Allah
said: "There is not a bondservant(40) who
recites in the morning of every day, and in the evening
of every night: Bismil-lãhil-lathee lã
yadhurru ma`a 'issmihi shay'un fil 'ardhi wa lã
fissamã'i wa huwa 'as-samee`ul-`aleemu(41)
that nothing would harm him".
The word `abd seems closest in meaning to the English
word bondservant which means: A slave or a serf. A
serf is 1. A slave... bound to the land and owned
by a lord. 2. A person in servitude - source: American
Heritage Dictionary, second college edition. When
used in Arabic it could mean a human, a slave, or
a worshipper of Allah, to name a few. Throughout this
book we have used the words bondservant, and bondsman
for the Arabic word 'Abd, and bondwoman for the Arabic
In the name of Allah with Whose name nothing in the
Earth, nor in the Heavens can cause harm, and He is
The Hearer, The Well-Knower.
Reported by At-Tirmithi by way of Abdillah bin Amru
and said it was comely, and by way of Abi Hurayrata,
excluding the last phrase that tells when to say the
supplication, and he said it was comely-sound. Al-Albãni
said that even the first one was sound according to
his conditions, and included in The Authentic of
Good Sayings as #22.
© 1993 Waleed Al-Essa
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