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The key to forgiveness, mercy and provision

Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated,

A Bedouin man came to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and said “O Messenger of Allah, teach me good”

So the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) took him by the hand, and said, “Say ‘SubhanAllah, walhamdulillah, wa la ilaha illa Allah, wa Allahu akbar’.” (Glory be to Allah, and all praise be to Allah, and there is no (true) deity but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest)

The Bedouin counted them on his fingers and then left, either to contemplate over the words or to memorize them, then he returned. When the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) saw him, he smiled.

The Bedouin, who was a simple man, asked “SubhanAllah, walhamdulillah, wa la ilaha ila allah, wa Allahu Akbar- these are all for Allah, so what is for me?”

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), still smiling, said,”O bedouin, when you say, ‘Subhanallah’, Allah says, ‘You have spoken the truth’, when you say, ‘Alhamdulillah’, Allah says, ‘You have spoken the truth’, when you say, ‘La ilaha illa Allah’, Allah says, ‘You have spoken the truth’, when you say, ‘Allahu Akbar’, Allah says, ‘You have spoken the truth’.

And then you say ‘O Allah forgive me’, He says ‘I have done so’.
If you say ‘O Allah have mercy on me, He says ‘I have done so’. If you say ‘O Allah, give me rizq (provision), He says ‘I have done so’.”

(Saheeh of ibn Abi Ad-Dunya and Al-Bayhaqi)

Memorise these golden words

سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ ، وَالْحَمْدُ للَّهِ ، وَلا إِلَهَ إِلا اللَّهُ ، وَاللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي اللَّهُمَّ ارْحَمْنِي اللَّهُمَّ ارْزُقْنِي

The hadith in Arabic

عَنْ أَنَسٍ بن مالك رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ، قَالَ : جَاءَ أَعْرَابِيٌّ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ، فَقَالَ :” يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ، عَلِّمْنِي خَيْرًا“،

فَأَخَذَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بِيَدِهِ ، وَقَالَ :

” قُلْ : سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ ، وَالْحَمْدُ للَّهِ ، وَلا إِلَهَ إِلا اللَّهُ ، وَاللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ “.

فَعَقَدَ الأَعْرَابِيُّ عَلَى يَدِهِ ، ثُمَّ مَضَى ، وَتَفَكَّرَ ثُمَّ رَجَعَ ، فَتَبَسَّمَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ؛ قَالَ : ” تَفَكَّرَ الْبَائِسُ “ ، فَجَاءَ ، فَقَالَ :” يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ! سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَالْحَمْدُ للَّهِ ، وَلا إِلَهَ إِلا اللَّهُ ، وَاللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ ؛ هَذَا للَّهِ ، فَمَا لِي ؟ “

فَقَالَ لَهُ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ :

” يَا أَعْرَابِيُّ ،

إِذَا قُلْتَ : سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ ، قَالَ اللَّهُ : صَدَقْتَ ،

وَإِذَا قُلْتَ : الْحَمْدُ للَّهِ ، قَالَ اللَّهُ : صَدَقْتَ ،

وَإِذَا قُلْتَ : لا إِلَهَ إِلا اللَّهُ ، قَالَ اللَّهُ : صَدَقْتَ ،

وَإِذَا قُلْتَ : اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ ، قَالَ اللَّهُ : صَدَقْتَ ،

وَإِذَا قُلْتَ : اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي ؛ قَالَ اللَّهُ : قَدْ فَعَلْتُ ،

وَإِذَا قُلْتَ : اللَّهُمَّ ارْحَمْنِي ، قَالَ اللَّهُ : قَدْ فَعَلْتُ ،

وَإِذَا قُلْتَ : اللَّهُمَّ ارْزُقْنِي ، قَالَ اللَّهُ : قَدْ فَعَلْتُ .”

فَعَقَدَ الأَعْرَابِيُّ عَلَى سَبْعٍ فِي يَدِهِ ثُمَّ وَلَّى .

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