Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr: Abu Bakr As-Siddiq said to the Prophet:
“O Allah’s Apostle! Teach me an invocation with which I may invoke Allah in my prayers.”
The Prophet said,
“Say: O Allah! I have wronged my soul very much (oppressed myself), and none forgives the sins but You; so please bestow Your Forgiveness upon me. No doubt, You are the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”
Ten Thoughts To Ponder -
- Remember that your Lord forgives those who ask Him for forgiveness, and He accepts the repentance of those who repent, and He accepts those who come back to Him.
- Show mercy to the weak and you will be happy; give to the needy and you will be well; do not bear grudges and you will be healthy.
- Be optimistic, for Allah is with you, and the angels are praying for forgiveness for you, and Paradise awaits you.
- Wipe away your tears, think well of your Lord, and chase away your worries by remembering the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon you.
- Do not think that this world is ever perfect for anyone. There is no one on the face of the earth who gets all that he wants or is free from all kinds of distress.
- Be like a tall tree with high aims; if a stone is thrown at it, it simply lets it fruit drop.
- Have you ever heard that grief brings back what has been lost, or that worry corrects mistakes? So why grieve and worry then?
- Do not expect trials and calamities, rather expect peace, safety and good health, if Allah wills.
- Extinguish the flames of hatred from your heart by forgiving everyone who has ever hurt you.
- Ghusl, wudu, siwak and being organized are effective medicines for all kinds of distress and worry.
From the book: You Can Be The Happiest Woman In The World - A Treasure Chest of Reminders
It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Our Lord, may He be blessed and exalted, comes down to the lowest heaven every night when the last third of the night is left, and He says: ‘Who will call upon Me, that I may answer him? Who will ask of Me, that I may give him? Who will ask Me for forgiveness, that I may forgive him?’” Narrated by al-Bukhaari (1094) and Muslim (758).
|—||Narrated by Abu Dawood (4403), al-Nasaa’i (3432) and Ibn Maajah (2041). Classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.|