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“So from Shaddaad ibn Aws from the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, that he said, The noblest and most excellent manner of seeking forgiveness is that the servant says:sayyidul-istighfaar

`O Allaah, You are my Lord. None has the right to be worshipped except You. You created me, and I am Your slave/worshipper. And I am faithful to my covenant and my promise as far as I am able. I seek Your refuge from the evil of what I have done. I acknowledge before You all the favours that You have bestowed upon me. And I confess all my sins to You. So forgive me, since none can forgive sins except You.’

This wording occurs in one of the two narrations brought by Bukhaaree.

The Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam said, Whoever says it in the day, with firm conviction in it, and dies in that day before evening – then he is from the people of Paradise. Whoever says it in the night,with firm conviction in it, and he dies before the Morning -then he is from the people of Paradise.”

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Salaah: Step by Step

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Prayers: Step by Step

An excellent resource on Salaah – its meaning, its merits, and a step by step guide on its performance (complete with illustrations and audio – maashaAllaah).

Compiled by: Dr. Saleh As-Saleh rahimuhullaah

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2414: Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad bin Isma’il al-Bukhari was asked: “What is it that strengthens one’s memory?” He replied: “Constantly looking through books.”

2415: Ahmad bin Abi ‘Imran said:
“I was with Abu Ayyub Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Shuja’, and he was staying in his house. So, he sent one of his sons to Abu ‘Abdillah bin al-A’rabi to invite him over.

The boy returned, saying: “I asked him this, and he said to me: “I am with a group, and when I am done being taught by them, I will be over,” and I did not see a single person at his house. Rather, he had in front of him books that he was looking through. He would look in this book for some time, and then look in another book for some time.”

Shortly thereafter, he arrived. So, Abu Ayyub said to him: “O Abu ‘Abdillah! Glory be to Allah, the Mighty! You stayed behind and prevented us from your presence, and my son said that he did not see anyone with you, and that you said you were with a group, and that you would come as soon as you were done being taught by them!”

So, Ibn al-A’rabi said:

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