15 Daily Supplications & Etiquettes Islam Teaches Us (Part 2)

By Abdul-Rahman Al Sheha
Part 1

The following are some selected supplications, words of remembrance, and Islamic etiquettes a Muslim should learn and use in daily life….

11- When you wish to sleep, mention the Name of Allah and lie down on your right side. Hudhayfah ibn Al-Yaman said:

“When the Prophet (peace be upon him) would retreat to his bed, he would say:

15 Daily Supplications

“When the Prophet (peace be upon him) would retreat to his bed, he would say:
‘Bismika amootu wa ahya.’

Bismika amootu wa ahya.’ (In your Name I die and I live.)

Upon rising, he would say:

‘Alhamdulillah-illadhi ahyana ba`da ma amatana wa ilayh-in-nushor.’ (All praise and thanks be to the One who brought us to life after having caused us to die, and to Him will we be resurrected). (Al-Bukhari)

Sleep is a lesser form of death, as Allah says in the Qur`an:

It is Allah Who takes away the souls at the time of their death, and those that do not die when their sleep. He keeps those (souls) for which He has ordained death and sends the rest for a term appointed. Verily, in this are signs for a people who think deeply. (Az-Zumar 39:42)

12- Before having marital relations with your wife, say:

Bismillah. Allahuma janibna Ash-Shaytan, wa janib Ash-Shaytana ma razaqtana.” (In the Name of Allah. O Allah, keep the Shaytan away from us, and keep the Shaytan away from what you grant us (from offspring).” (Al-Bukhari)

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“If someone says when he approached his wife (before sexual intercourse), ‘In the Name of Allah. O Allah, keep the Shaytan (Satan) away from us, and keep the Shaytan away from what you grant us (from offspring),’ if Allah grants them a child he (the Shaytan) will not harm him.” (Al-Bukhari)

Also, keep whatever takes place between you and your partner private. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“Indeed from the worst stations of people on the Day of Resurrection is one who has marital relations with his wife and then spreads her private matters.” (Muslim)

13) Upon leaving your home, say the corresponding supplication. The Prophet said:

“Whoever says, meaning upon leaving one’s home:

‘Bismillahi, tawakkaltu ‘ala Allahi, la hawla wa la quwata illa billah.’

‘In the Name of Allah, I put my trust in Allah, there is no ability nor might except with Allah.’

…it will be said to him, ‘Your affair has been taken care of, you have been protected (from all evil), and the Shaytan moves away from you.” (At-Tirmidhi)

14- When you visit the ill, invoke the supplication which has been narrated of the Prophet (peace be upon him). When he would visit the ill, he would sit close to his head and say the following seven times:

“Asalullah al-‘Adhem, Rubb al-‘Arsh il-‘Adhem an yashfiyak.”

“I beseech Allah, the Magnificent, the Lord of the Magnificent Pedestal, that He cure you.”

The Prophet said:

“If Allah has written for him to live longer, he will be cured from this sickness.” (Ibn Hibban)

15- When you enter the toilet, enter with your left foot and say:

“Bismillah Allahumma inni a‘oodhu bika min al-kubthi wal-khaba`ith.”

“In the Name of Allah, O Allah, indeed I seek refuge in you from filth and the evil Jinns.” (Al-Bukhari)

When you leave the toilet, exit with your right foot and say:

 “Ghufranak.”

“I ask of your forgiveness.” (Ibn Hibban, ibn Majah)

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The article is an excerpt from the author’s “How to Become a Muslim”.

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