17 September 2019   17. Muharram 1441
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How To Invoke Blessings & Overcome Poverty


While our final destination is the Hereafter, we need to live in this world, without making it a place of vain comfort and enjoyment.

Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) guided us with some excellent advice on how to acquire wealth and prosperity.

Read and observe daily:

Perform your 5 times daily Salah - never miss even a single Salah! (Musnad Abdur Razaq)

Recite Surah Waqi'ah (27th Para) daily after Maghrib. (Musnad Abu ya’la)

Whoever places his trust in Allah, Allah will be sufficient for him. (Surah Talaq)

One will be endowed with ample sustenance when one picks up the fallen morsels and crumbs from the dining cloth and eats it. (Umdatul Ahkam)

One who washes one's hands (with the intent and awareness that one is following the practice of the Nabi r, i.e. a Sunnah before and after eating, Insha Allah he will never suffer starvation. (Ibn Majah)

Read abundantly: “Subhanallahi wa bi Hamdihi Subhanallahil Azeem.” (Al Mustaghni)

Read as much as possible: “La Hawla Wala Quwwata illa Billahil Aliyil Azeem”. (Al Mu’jamul Awsat)

Constantly seek repentance by making Istighfar excessively (Astaghfirullah). (Ibn Majah)

When entering the home, whoever recites Surah Ikhlaas (“Qul Huwallahu Ahad”) after making salaam, Allah will enrich him and his family. (Tabrani)

Whoever recites Ayatul Kursi at the time of leaving one's home, Allah Ta'ala will increase his sustenance. (Asan Rizq)

Recital of Surah Fatiha forty-one times in the last part of the night begets sustenance without much effort. (Asan Rizq)

Maintain family ties – this will increase sustenance. (Bukhari)

In 'Nafi'ul-Khala-iq', it is mentioned that a certain Bedouin once approached Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and lamented his poverty. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) advised him to recite Surah Qadr – “Inna anzalnahu fi laylatil qadr…” ten times after every Fardh Salah and to pare (clip) his fingernails every Friday. The Bedouin did this and became wealthy.

Sayyiduna Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) announced that whoever clings to four things will not suffer want and poverty, nor will his family suffer.

1. Rising early in the morning

2. Performing Wudhu (ablutions) much earlier than the time of prayer

3. Stopping and shunning all worldly talk, soon after the Witr Salah (prayer)

4. Arriving at the Masjid before Azan (call to prayer) (Asan Rizq)

Ameerul Mu'mineen Sayyiduna Ali (R) had informed his friends and inmates that nine things bring poverty:

1. Allowing spider cobwebs to remain in the house

2. Swearing false oaths

3. Committing adultery and fornication

4. Greed

5. Sleeping between Maghrib & Esha Salah (prayers)

6. Listening to songs and music

7. Sending away a needy person empty-handed (especially one who has come at night)

8. Disbelief in Taqdeer (destiny)

9. Ill-treating relatives (Asan Rizq)

The recitation of Durood Shareef is a guaranteed means to achieve one's objective. It attracts the pleasure and love of Allah Ta'ala and infuses barakah in one's wealth and home. (Asan Rizq)

Read this Dua of Nabi Musa (AS) – it eliminates poverty: “Rabbi Inni Lima Anzalta Ilayya Min Khairin Faqeer” (Surah Qasas)

Allah is angry with the one who does not ask of Him. (Jam’ul Fawaid)

Allah Ta’ala has mentioned in the Quran: “Whoever fears Allah, Allah will make an exit for him from every calamity and grant him sustenance from where he cannot imagine. Whoever places his trust in Allah, Allah is sufficient for him. (Surah 65, Ayat 2 & 3)

Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said. “Nothing may change Taqdeer (pre-destination) except dua, and a person’s life will not increase except by doing good, and because of sinning, a person’s sustenance is witheld.” (Targeeb wat Tarheeb)

Allamah Sakhawi (RA) has dedicated a chapter in his Book, “Qowlul Badee” to those forms of Durood Shareef that are to be recited on specific occasions. Among the 86 occasions are:

When in sorrow

When feeling uneasy

When in difficulty

When suffering poverty

When any needs present themselves

It is highly recommended to live by the day – live by the moment. In this way, you will not be affected by the misgivings of the past and unknown future.

Divide the day into hours and minutes; enjoin good and forbid evil; spread righteousness; show kindness to people; constantly remember Allah; fulfill all your obligations, foremost of which is Salah; earn a halal livelihood and please Allah Ta'ala in everything.

Many people speak of, and expect the spread of hunger, poverty, trouble, corruption, famine and disease in the future. Let this not worry you and create further panic. Additionally, don't be beguiled by the riches of this world in temptation and want.

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