Possessed (Fraud, Deception and Abuse)

Possessed (Fraud, Deception and Abuse)

When it comes to the topic of Jinn possession – we’ve seen it all before.

The frightening voices, the horrific looks and the superhuman strength that comes out of people under the influence of demonic spirits; all while they are being treated with verses of the Holy Quran.

It’s a terrifying topic, yet it somehow manages to arouse the interest of Muslims and non-Muslims around the world; with videos amassing millions of views online.

The practice of removing such evil spirits and treating those who are affected is known as Ruqya and it is an Islamic form of spiritual healing. It is based on an authentic tradition of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ himself; whereby verses of the Quran would be used to heal those afflicted with sickness, black magic and evil spirits.

Abu Sai’d Al Khudri narrates:

Some of the companions of the Prophet ﷺ went on a journey till they reached some of the ‘Arab tribes (at night). They asked the latter to treat them as their guests but they refused. The chief of that tribe was then bitten by a snake (or stung by a scorpion) and they tried their best to cure him but in vain. Some of them said (to the others), “Nothing has benefited him, will you go to the people who resided here at night, it may be that some of them might possess something (as treatment),” They went to the group of the companions (of the Prophet (ﷺ) ) and said, “Our chief has been bitten by a snake (or stung by a scorpion) and we have tried everything but he has not benefited. Have you got anything (useful)?” One of them replied, “Yes, by Allah! I can recite a Ruqya, but as you have refused to accept us as your guests, I will not recite the Ruqya for you unless you fix for us some wages for it.” They agreed to pay them a flock of sheep. One of them then went and recited (Surat-ul-Fatiha): ‘All the praises are for the Lord of the Worlds’ and puffed over the chief who became all right as if he was released from a chain, and got up and started walking, showing no signs of sickness. They paid them what they agreed to pay.

Some of them (i.e. the companions) then suggested to divide their earnings among themselves, but the one who performed the recitation said, “Do not divide them till we go to the Prophet ﷺ and narrate the whole story to him, and wait for his order.”

So, they went to Allah’s Messenger ﷺ and narrated the story. Allah’s Messenger ﷺ asked, “How did you come to know that Suratul- Fatiha was recited as Ruqya?”

Sahih Al Bukhar

The practice has continued to be upheld in the Muslim world for centuries on end, whereby a person suffering would employ a Raqi or a spiritual healer to read over them in the hopes that they would be cured.

However, despite the noble origins of this Prophetic Sunnah, the practice has recently found its way into the hands of fraudulent spiritual healers, as a tool of abuse and corruption.

The issue has in fact found itself the subject of a recent press release by the Australian National Imam’s Council, warning the wider public to be cautious of corrupt spiritual healers feigning religious authority.

OnePath Network has recently undergone an investigation into the malpractice of the Ruqya industry, and what we have uncovered will not only shock you but leave you deeply disturbed. Viewer discretion is advised.

Our investigation reveals stories of physical violence, financial exploitation and psychological abuse towards the most vulnerable members of our community.

We interviewed three separate women on their experiences with fraudulent spiritual healers. Their accounts revealed painful and horrifying stories of abuse and exploitation.

Throughout the course of our interviews, a common theme kept recurring – and that was the naivety of family members in placing their unconditional trust in spiritual healers. It was as though the appearance of the spiritual healer, who dressed in Islamic garb and spoke a few words of Arabic, was enough to convince family members that he was a person of religious authority – despite his clear, grievous violations of Islamic law.

Another malicious practice employed by these corrupt individuals was to convince family members that the victim was not in pain while they operated, and rather that it was the demon or evil spirit that was suffering. This deceptive technique further manipulated family members, and led to the victim feeling abandoned and helpless at the hands of their abuser.To make matters worse, in some instances the spiritual healer would be in seclusion with the female patient without the presence of any Mahram or male relative. This not only contravenes Islamic guidelines, but also opens the door to potential sexual harassment.

Another common theme amongst all victims was the absence of any medical evaluation prior to spiritual treatment. There is no doubt within Islam that people are susceptible to being affected by evil spirits and black magic, however by the same token, we do not deny the importance and necessity of first evaluating whether or not one has a valid medical condition that can explain one’s sickness.

The truth is, there is nothing new about what is happening today. For centuries, corrupt individuals have manipulated and abused religion to achieve their own corrupt personal agenda. It’s an old business that is marketed upon the vulnerabilities of people. In fact, many of our interviews proved that these fake spiritual healers were nothing more than businessmen, seeking to make a profit off of vulnerable individuals.

However what matters today is that we raise enough awareness to bring such tainted practices to an end and revive the true Prophetic Sunnah of Ruqya that befits its noble purposes of achieving spiritual healing for those that are affected.

Needless to say, Muslims should never forget that the strength of Ruqya will always stem from the Quran itself and not from the one reciting it. In fact by constantly surrounding ourselves with the book of Allah and reciting the Prophetic supplications against evil, we will ensure that we are sufficiently protected from the harms of any Jinn or evil spirit.

It was narrated that Abu Sa’id al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

“The Messenger of Allah ﷺ used to seek refuge with Allah from the Jinn and from the evil eye until the Mu’awwidhatayn were revealed, and when they were revealed he started to recite them and not anything else.”

(Al-Tirmidhi)

We should never undermine the importance of reciting the appointed supplications for leaving the home, entering the bathroom, upon waking up, prior to sleeping, prior to intimacy etc. All these supplications play a major role in protecting us without the need of going to see a Raqi to begin with.

Other specific ways one may protect himself or herself from evil spirits include:

  1. Seeking refuge in Allah from Satan (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
  2. Reciting Surah Al Falaq and Al-Nas (Al-Tirmidhi)
  3. Reciting Ayat Al Kursy (Al Bukhari)
  4. Reciting the last two verses of Surah Al Baqarah (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
  5. Calling the Athaan (Muslim)

Muslim families must remain vigilant when employing the services of a spiritual healer and only do so when absolutely necessary. Scrutiny must be applied and we all have a duty to equip ourselves with the appropriate knowledge to deal with such matters. Healing will always come from Allah ﷻ and we shouldn’t place too much reliance upon spiritual healers to the point that they are able to take advantage of vulnerable members of the community.

May Allah protect our community from all those who have brought harm and may the Sunnah of our beloved Messenger of Allah ﷺ be safeguarded and protected from all those who have abused it.

 

Crowdfunding for Pittsburgh

Muslims have raised over $200,000 for the Pittsburgh shooting victims

Muslims have raised over $200,000 for the victims of a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh last Saturday.

The campaign was jointly run by CelebrateMercy and MPowerChange on the Muslim crowdfunding website LaunchGood.

After the initial goal of $25,000 was reached in only 6 hours, the campaign went viral and attracted media coverage from around the world.

The shooting itself was described by FBI agent Bob Jones as “the most horrific crime scene” he had seen in 22 years.

The shooter, Robert Bowers, had made a number of anti-Semitic posts on social media before the attack.

May Allah protect all those in danger and bless this initiative

Sinead O’Connor embraces Islam

Famous Irish Singer, Sinead O’Connor converts to Islam

Famous Irish Singer, Sinead O’Connor has accepted Islam today in Ireland, proclaiming her Shahadah (testimony of faith).

She posted on twitter:

This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim. This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant. I will be given (another) new name. It will be Shuhada.”

She also revealed that she had been given her first hijab by her friend Elaine and “got chills all over’ her body when she put it on.  

Her conversion has since been embraced by Muslims online from around the world and she has been inundated with messages of support.

‘Thank you so much to all my Muslim brothers and sisters who have been so kind as to welcome me to Ummah today on this page. You can’t begin to imagine how much your tenderness means to me.’  

O’Connor was born in County Dublin in 1966 and rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra. She has since produced ten solo albums.

She is also famous for singing Conor McGregor’s entrance song “The Foggy Due”. Today, she, however, takes a new road in life, declaring the words “Alhamdulillah” (All praise due to Allah) as she begins her new life as a Muslim.

She has also donned her Twitter page with verses of the Quran and a new display picture encouraging Muslim women to wear the Hijab.

May Allah bless our new sister in Islam and make her conversion process easy and one filled with blessings.

Terror suspect has all charges dropped, yet police won’t apologise.

He was called an ISIS operative because of a notebook in his desk

Last month, Mohamed Nizamdeen was accused of making a document in connection with a terror attack. It was alleged he was an ISIS operative and he was put in supermax prison for four weeks

Yet the only evidence against him was a notebook with a list of names. After the handwriting in the notebook was proven to not be his, the charges against him were dropped

Yet the police are refusing to apologize for his treatment, with the Assistant Commissioners of both the AFP and the NSW police force instead asserting it is an ongoing investigation.

That’s not a good enough explanation for his lawyer, Moustafa Kheir, who took to Twitter to lambast the police over the hasty decisions.

“Police did not have to charge Nizamdeen. They have special powers to investigate terrorism suspects without charge for 2 weeks,” he said on Twitter. “This is ample time for an expert to confirm Nizamdeen’s innocence. Instead, they charged him, permanently linking his name to terrorism.”

Fortnite, The Game Capturing Hearts and Minds

Fortnite, The Game Captivating our Youth

It’s the game taking the world by storm, children, teenagers and even adults.

Fortnite Battle Royal – is a free multiplayer-shooting game, where the last one standing wins. The game can be played on nearly all devices and players enjoy the ability of being able to speak to one another while they play.

But in all its fun and excitement – there’s a dark side no one seems to be talking about.

Fortnite is addictive and we are now seeing an epidemic of children consumed with unhealthy gaming habits.

The World Health Organisation has listed “Gaming Disorder” as a mental illness in its latest International Classification of Diseases.

They’ve defined “Gaming Disorder” is “characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming … to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities,…

You’ve probably already seen videos on social media of kids imitating the famous dances such as the floss and the L. It’s no secret that these games are taking over their lives in a very rapid way.

What’s even more problematic is children are now even tempted to spend what little money they have on the game in exchange for virtual V-Bucks. Some kids are reportedly spending hundreds of real dollars for mere character skins and virtual outfits for their players. What’s striking is that “skins” don’t enhance gameplay; their purpose is purely aesthetic i.e to make the player’s avatar look good!  

So instead of kids boasting about their new kicks at school, this generation is dealing with virtual vanity, and the items they’re showing off about are not even utilised in real life!

Luke Vu, a registered psychologist, who specialises in treating addictions, says,

“Fortnite has some interesting elements .. the players tend to experience a lot of nemesis.. when you are shooting the other player, you see a health bar, you know, to see how close you are to victory, that sort of instant feedback is very rewarding and encourages continued play..”  

Vu says that having random rewards, like loot boxes, in video games, is also what keeps players coming for more

“I’m not sayin it’s gambling but it taps into something that we do know as, having variable rewards…”  

Miss Jebara, a primary school teacher says,

“ Whether in the classroom or the playground, I can see children doing the dance moves… I even hear the children’s conversations, and it’s like these kids have met the night before, virtually, through the game and they’re discussing what happened… It’s definitely all they want to talk about!”

According to Richard Freed, a Child and adolescent psychologist, and the author of “Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age”,

Parents have no idea that lurking behind their kids’ screens and phones are a multitude of psychologists, neuroscientists, and social science experts who use their knowledge of psychological vulnerabilities to devise products that capture kids’ attention for the sake of industry profit.

Another terrifying side of games like Fortnite, or any other shooting game, is that its goal is to kill people, “Hunger Games’ style”, and be the last one standing. Despite Fortnite’s quirky animation and lack of bloody scenes, children as young as 6 are pointing guns at other players and killing them. While there’s no official study that connects video games to violence, being exposed to this kind of imagery at such a young age cannot be healthy. Hence, most parents are complaining that their children become aggressive when they are denied access to these video games.

So are we supposed to ban our children from playing video games altogether?

Vu says it’s up to the parents to decide. Vu noted that if the child has done all their “chores.. , all the important things, studies, work… there’s not that much time left in the day…”. So if you choose to allow video games in your household, Vu claims that balance is key, and parents must always look out for any red flags.

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said,

“Each of you is a shepherd and each of you is responsible for his flock. …. A man is a shepherd in charge of the inhabitants of his household and he is responsible for his flock; a woman is a shepherdess in charge of her husband’s house and children and she is responsible for them…”

(Sahih)

Nobody can deny the struggle that comes with raising children in an age that is constantly changing. Parents, however, must be vigilant and continuously aware of their children’s habits. As tempting as it may seem to grab that cuppa while the kids are distracted on their devices, leaving them “distracted” for long can be detrimental to their future.

“O you who have believed, protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is people and stones, over which are [appointed] angels, harsh and severe; they do not disobey Allah in what He commands them but do what they are commanded.”

(Quran 66:6)

Blind Paralympian was disqualified for wearing the hijab!

Blind Paralympian was disqualified for wearing the hijab!

This is the moment a young Indonesian girl was forced to choose between her hijab and her sport.

She chose her hijab and ended up being gifted an umrah ticket

Blind 21-year-old Miftahul Jannah trained for 10 months to compete in the 2018 Asian Paralympic Games’ judo tournament.

However, minutes before competing, she was told she would have to remove her scarf in order to continue.

After refusing to remove it, she was disqualified from the tournament.

The president of the Indonesian National Paralympic Committee blamed the embarrassment on the judo teams coach.

However, the coach claims the rule was only put in place the day before the tournament.

After the disappointing incident, a friend of Miftahul said she was likely not to compete in the sport again.

Despite this, many Indonesians took to social media to congratulate Miftahul on her difficult decision.

Hearing of the incident, the country’s House of Representatives rewarded Miftahul with a ticket to Umrah

In response, Miftahul said,

I am truly elated. It personally feels like a gold medal for me.”

Dear Depression Spoken Word

Dear Depression – A Unique Spoken Word Piece

This spoken word piece follows a conversation between two friends, whereby one of them is trying to assist the other to overcome his feelings of depression and sadness. So often we come across people who are struggling in life and we are at a loss of words on how to respond or how to be of assistance.

The piece aims to not only explain why some of us go through struggles but also aims to break down several misconceptions we may have about depression and sadness. For instance, many people often have mistaken hardship as a reflection of God’s anger for a person, yet this disregards the fact that Allah indeed tests those that He loves.

The Prophet ﷺ said:

“The greatest reward comes with the greatest trial. When Allah loves a people He tests them. Whoever accepts that wins His pleasure but whoever is discontent with that earns His wrath.”

(Sunan Ibn Majah)

Nevertheless, the piece also sets to remind those suffering to seek help in times of need, whether it be via reaching out to health professionals (for those that are suffering medically) or surrounding yourself with supportive figures from friends, family and spiritual mentors.

So don’t be afraid to reach out for help.

Don’t be ashamed to look out for your health.”

Of course, this poem is also addressed to those who know people that are suffering, to constantly ask about their well being and to visit them in times of need. This is a quality which was emphasised by the Prophet ﷺ himself in many narrations.

There is no believer who consoles his brother at the time of a calamity but that Allah the Exalted will clothe him with noble garments on the Day of Resurrection.

Sunan Ibn Majah (Hasan)

Imam Ali also narrates that:

“I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say:

‘Whoever comes to his Muslim brother and visits him (when he is sick), he is walking among the harvest of Paradise until he sits down, and when he sits down he is covered with mercy. If it is morning, seventy thousand angels will send blessing upon him until evening, and if it is evening, seventy thousand angels will send blessing upon him until morning.’

Sunan Ibn Majah (Hasan)

There are many more concepts that the video touches up on, however we should let the video speak for itself. Have a watch and let us know what you think in the comments.

The lyrics for the poem are as follows:

Truth is my life is a mess

I’m sad and upset

Sick and depressed

I got stress on my chest

Man I’m sinking in debt

My relationships wrecked

And It’s breaking my neck

 

And I can’t find a job

Man I got nothing left

Asked me how I was

Man I wish I was dead.

 

I’m upset I’m upset.

Man I’m upset

 

Woah

Brother just breathe man lift up your head.

I understand what you mean – but don’t you forget

this life is a test.

That’s what Allah said

He made life and death

To test who was best in deeds.

I mean what’d you expect

For it to be ease for it to be rest.

For us to just leave for us to be left,

To say that we believe without any tests?

Nah.

Of course it gets hard

As tests become large

But as hard as it gets

It doesn’t last.

 

Brother I understand what you’re saying

I just don’t have the patience

I’m tired and anxious

I swear I can’t take this

 

I can feel myself breaking

I don’t know if God hates me

Because that’s what they say to me

 

I’m stressed and depressed coz apparently I’m low in Iman?

Or it is as though I’m not reading the Quran.

Man I’m trying my best I’m just sick of it man.

I don’t know why it’s happening to me I just don’t understand.

 

Brother you just keep the doing the best that you can.

And whatever happens it happens it’s all in God’s plan.

Just put your trust in Allah it’s all in His hands.

And ignore what they say coz they misunderstand.

 

See Allah will test those that He loves,

Just look at the best of the best, the Messenger of Allah

He had it so tough, he had it so rough, man he he had it so hard

Yet despite all this, he was the most beloved.

 

Brother I’m trying to believe

But I’m torn and I’m weak

See at night I can’t sleep

From all my worry and grief

It’s brought me to my knees

 

Then in that case you’re in the best place you can possibly be

To call upon your Lord in need

For verily in the remembrance of God hearts finds relief

 

Brother please,

I’m sorry you don’t know my story you don’t know where I’ve been

 

Yeah – but I know that surely after every hardship comes ease.

Surely after every hardship comes ease.

 

So don’t lose hope and don’t you ever despair.

And no matter how hard it gets,

Allah will never burden your soul more than it can bear.

I’m only saying this because I love you, Wallahi I swear.

 

Thank you my brother it’s good to have someone there,

To have somebody by my side who actually cares.

So I thank you for listening,

Just please keep on visiting.

I’m sorry if I was bickering I know have flaws.

I just need your support

 

Brother this is exactly what Muslims are for.

This is what the Prophet ﷺ he taught.

So don’t be afraid to reach out for help.

Don’t be ashamed to look out for your health.

And know that in order to change it starts with yourself.

May Allah make it easy for you and everyone else.

 

May Allah grant relief to all those who are suffering from feelings of sadness, depression and anxiety.

Who was Imam Shamil?

Who was Imam Shamil?

Long before Khabib.

Dagestan was home to a fighter far greater and powerful in rank.

His name was Imam Shamil. And he was one of the greatest warriors to emerge from Dagestan in the 1800’s.

He was born in 1797 to an Avar family in the village of Gimri, Dagestan, at a time Russia was expanding into the Ottoman Empire and Persia. Originally named Ali, he was often sick as a child, and was thus renamed “Shamil” in hopes a new found name would grant him health.

As a young boy, he would spend his days gaining Islamic knowledge under the town’s Sheikh. And by the age of 20, he had travelled to Syria and mastered several Islamic sciences.

Upon returning home to Dagestan, he joined the resistance against Russian forces that sought to expand into his country.

However after being injured in the battle of Gimri in 1832, he retreated to the mountains in order to recover.

After recovering in 1834, and also after two of the subsequent Imams were killed in battle, Shamil was appointed as the new Imam and leader of the Dagestani army.

Due to his towering height, strong build and immense Islamic knowledge, he swiftly attained the trust of his people.

He was also able to strategically reorganise and unify the Muslim ranks throughout the Caucasus. The townspeople honoured him greatly and would always rush to accommodate his fighters. He signified a beam of light for Caucasian autonomy and provided hope of long awaited peace.

He was also able to rectify many of the social vices of the time and bring his people closer to Islam.

From 1834 to 1859 he continued to fight defiantly against the Russian forces, despite their advanced military equipment. News of his ability to forestall the gigantic Russian empire’s expansion soon spread across the world.

He was known as a man of bravery, courage and virtue. A man who would never surrender.

In 1859, his resistance however slowly lost grounding due to internal tribal conflicts and he was eventually captured by the Russian army.

He was taken prisoner by Russian forces and placed in a ten year exile under strict supervision in a small city near Moscow.

Ten years later, he was granted permission to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, for the second time in his life. Following his pilgrimage, he visited the city of Madinah and subsequently died there in 1871. He was buried in Al-Baqi cemetery with many of the family and companions of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

May Allah have mercy on Imam Shamil and may his story serve as a legacy for Muslims around the world.

I’m broke – does that mean Allah hates me?

Does Allah give wealth to those that He loves?

We’ve all heard it before.

“You can be rich, you can be successful, you can be brilliant. You can become a millionaire and work your way up the corporate ladder. All you have to do is put your mind to it.”

Rubbish.

The fact of the matter is this is completely not true. Not everyone can be as rich and successful as they would like to be by simply putting their mind to it and following some get-rich-quick scheme. It just won’t happen.

And in case you’re wondering why, the answer is very simple. Because Allah says so:

انْظُرْ كَيْفَ فَضَّلْنَا بَعْضَهُمْ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍ ۚ وَلَلْآخِرَةُ

أَكْبَرُ دَرَجَاتٍ وَأَكْبَرُ تَفْضِيلًا

“Look how We have favored [in provision] some of them over others. But the Hereafter is greater in degrees [of difference] and greater in distinction.”

Quran 17:21

The fact of the matter is, Allah has favoured certain people in this life over others. And by default, this means that certain people will be wealthier than others, irrespective of their efforts, their skills or even their contacts.

Just take one look at the world around you. How many of those with high skill sets are in low paying jobs, while those with low skill sets are making millions? In fact, we could have two people who both had the same upbringing, studied the same degree, and put in the same amount of effort – yet one will always be more wealthier than the other. It’s the way Allah created life.

And by no means does this mean Allah is not being fair in his distribution of wealth, it simply means Allah is testing people differently. While some are tested with having a lower income, others are tested in their richness.

Many unfortunately will however jump to the conclusion that if someone has more money in this worldly life, it is an indication that Allah loves them more and has hence favoured them.

This measure of thinking couldn’t be further from the truth, and Allah criticises such people in the Quran.

فَاَمَّا الۡاِنۡسَانُ اِذَا مَا ابۡتَلٰٮهُ رَبُّهٗ فَاَكۡرَمَهٗ وَنَعَّمَهٗ  ۙ فَيَقُوۡلُ رَبِّىۡۤ اَكۡرَمَنِؕ‏

وَاَمَّاۤ اِذَا مَا ابۡتَلٰٮهُ فَقَدَرَ عَلَيۡهِ رِزۡقَهٗ ۙ فَيَقُوۡلُ رَبِّىۡۤ اَهَانَنِ​ۚ‏ كلا

As for man, when his Lord tests him by exalting him and bestowing His bounties upon him, he says: “My Lord has exalted me.”

But when He tests him by restricting his sustenance, he says: “My Lord has humiliated me.”

No!

Quran 89:15-17

In the interpretation of this verse, Ibn Katheer states that “Allah will give wealth to those He loves and those He doesn’t love. And He will also withhold wealth from those He loves and from those He doesn’t love. Rather the point is that one worships Allah in both situations; if he is rich, he should thank Allah and if he is poor he should be patient over this.”

The reality is both situations Allah places in are tests, and only Allah knows what is best for us. As Umar Ibn Khattab would say “I don’t know whether to ask Allah for poverty or richness, for I do not know which one is better for me”.

And of course this does not mean one should give up on seeking a livelihood or to quit making any effort. But what I am saying, is for us not to think that just because we didn’t make it successful in this life, that it’s somehow our fault or we’ve done anything wrong. Rather, we should do what we can to attain a living by placing our trust in Allah, and be content with whatever Allah has given us in return.

After all, He is the Provider and He has already guaranteed and allocated for each and every one of us our portion of wealth that we will acquire over our lifespan, and there is nothing we can do to alter His decree.

May Allah grant us all the understanding to be content with whatever amount of wealth we are blessed with; and allow us to use such wealth in a manner that pleases Him.

Author of Fortress of the Muslim Passes Away

Author of “Fortress of the Muslim” Passes Away

The author of the world famous book “Fortress of the Muslim”, Shaykh Sa’id Ibn Ali Ibn Wahaf

Al Qahtaani has passed away from Cancer yesterday.

His book, otherwise known as “Hisnul Muslim” in Arabic was the go-to book for supplications (Duaa) from the Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. The book included supplications for almost every situation and circumstance a Muslim will find in their life.

The book was distributed to millions around the world free of charge and was also translated into a multitude of different languages. Millions of other copies were also sold throughout Saudi Arabia at the small price of 1 Riyal (Approx $0.27 USD). It was the Sheikh’s request that the book was widely and easily available for all Muslims, and he undoubtedly saw this take place in his lifetime.

The book is also available online widely and as an App for mobile devices.

We ask Allah to make his book a means of ongoing charity for him as he had asked for in the opening chapter of the book.

“I ask Allah the Glorious, the Mighty, by His beautiful Names and by His Sublime Attributes to accept this as having being done sincerely for His sake alone. I ask Him to bring me its benefits during my lifetime and after my death. May those who read it, those who print it, or have had any role in distributing it, benefit from it also. Surely He, the Glorified is Capable of all things. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, and upon his family and Companions and whoever follows them in piety until the Day of Judgement”.

Sa’id Ibn Ali Ibn Wahaf Al Qahtani

We ask Allah to have mercy on the Sheikh and grant him the Highest level of Paradise. We also pray for him with the following supplication found in his book under the chapter of “Prayers for the Deceased”.

اللهُـمِّ اغْفِـرْ لَهُ وَارْحَمْـه ، وَعافِهِ وَاعْفُ عَنْـه ، وَأَكْـرِمْ نُزُلَـه ، وَوَسِّـعْ مُدْخَـلَه ، وَاغْسِلْـهُ بِالْمـاءِ وَالثَّـلْجِ وَالْبَـرَدْ ، وَنَقِّـهِ مِنَ الْخطـايا كَما نَـقّيْتَ الـثَّوْبُ الأَبْيَـضُ مِنَ الدَّنَـسْ ، وَأَبْـدِلْهُ داراً خَـيْراً مِنْ دارِه ، وَأَهْلاً خَـيْراً مِنْ أَهْلِـه ، وَزَوْجَـاً خَـيْراً مِنْ زَوْجِه ، وَأَدْخِـلْهُ الْجَـنَّة ، وَأَعِـذْهُ مِنْ عَذابِ القَـبْر وَعَذابِ النّـار

“O Allah, forgive and have mercy upon him, excuse him and pardon him, and make honourable his reception. Expand his entry, and cleanse him with water, snow, and ice, and purify him of sin as a white robe is purified of filth. Exchange his home for a better home, and his family for a better family, and his spouse for a better spouse. Admit him into the Garden, protect him from the punishment of the grave and the torment of the Fire.”

Sahih Muslim