|Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
Remembrance of Allah at Both Ends of the Day (22)
| The Messenger of Allah
said: "There is not a bondservant(40)
who recites in the morning of every day, and in the evening of every
night: Bismil-lãhil-lathee lã yadhurru ma`a 'issmihi
shay'un fil 'ardhi wa lã fissamã'i wa huwa 'as-samee`ul-`aleemu(41)
except that nothing would harm him".
(40) The word `abd seems closest
in meaning to the English word bondservant which means: A slave
or a serf. A serf is 1. A slave... bound to the land and owned by
a lord. 2. A person in servitude - source: American Heritage Dictionary,
second college edition. When used in Arabic it could mean a human,
a slave, or a worshipper of Allah, to name a few. Throughout this
book we have used the words bondservant, and bondsman for the Arabic
word 'Abd, and bondwoman for the Arabic word 'Amah.
(41) In the name of Allah with
Whose name nothing in the Earth, nor in the Heavens can cause harm,
and He is The Hearer, The Well-Knower.
Reported by At-Tirmithi by way of Abdillah bin Amru and said it
was comely, and by way of Abi Hurayrata, excluding the last phrase
that tells when to say the supplication, and he said it was comely-sound.
Al-Albãni said that even the first one was sound according
to his conditions, and included in The Authentic of Good Sayings
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