Transcription of the Audio :
The above audio is transcribed and prepared by: Abu Summayah (Idiris ibn Ali)
The first issue; I see many of the people those who appear to be committed not only committed to the obligatory acts of worship rather also committed to the optional acts of worship. And those are fards which are recommended such as remembrance Allah after the prayer such as saying Tasbeeh (SubhanAllah), Tahmeed (Alhamdulilaah) and the Takbeer (Allahu Akbar) and things like this.
I see some of them when they want to work by the statement of the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam when he said – <>. And this narration is authentic for it was narrated by Imam Muslim in his Saheeh
When they want to work by this hadeeth, you see some of them not even close to making a distinction with their tongue when saying “SubhanAllah” and “Alhamdulilaah” and “Allahu Akbar”. So what do you hear (and the shaykh starts imitating them by saying “SubhanAllah” very quickly). Have you seen like I have seen, I think you have. I’m not the only one here who seen this so what should we call this sabsabee (meaning what said in this fashion it cannot be called Tasbeeh). And then they go (the shaykh starts imitating them by saying “Alhamdulilaah” very quickly). This is not saying “SubhanAllah”, this is not saying Alhamdulilaah and then they go (the shaykh starts imitating them by saying Allahu Akbar very quickly). In an instance in a second, they have finished the entire 100.
The one who praises Allah hundred times in the afore mentioned manner, what is the reward for this? Allah will forgive him for his sins even if they were like the foam of the ocean?. Is the reward the same for the one who says it in a rush hared manner?, Allah forbid. Therefore it is upon us to take our time and be deliberate and to say “SubhanAllah”, “SubhanAllah”, “SubhanAllah”, “Alhamdulilaah”, “Alhamdulilaah” up until the end..
I do not intend by my speech which I’m about to say to prevent the people from saying SubhanAllah 33 times and praising Allah as is found in the remaining part of the hadeeth. Rather I only intend to bring something for those who rush, something which is Islamically better for them and easier for them to do.
And I think you will be hearing this hadeeth for the very first time or at least some of you will be hearing it for the first time. It is very important hadeeth and it is also hadeeth which is authentic and has collected by Imam An-Naasa’i and Hakim and other then them and has been narrated from two companions with two authentic chains of narrations 
A man from the companions of the Prophet sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam saw a person in his dream and the person asked him a question – he said “What have you been taught by the Messenger” he said he had taught us “SubhanAllah” and then he mentioned the number we already clarified in the previous hadeeth. And so the person said to the person who is having the dream, make it 25, make it 25 meaning say “SubhanAllah walhamdulillaah, walaa ilaaha illal Allah, wallaahu Akbar” 25 times, say all 4 of them together 25 times. So instead of the person counting out 100, how will he count? He will count out 25 and by counting out 25 like this it’s going to force the person to go slow and he will not be able to rush like the rushing that we have severely criticised. So regardless of how fast the person tries to rush saying “SubhanAllah” he will not be able to because after that he has to say “Alhamdulilaah” so regardless how much he wants to rush, he’s going to have to pronounce the phrases in a more compete manner than if he were to say (the shaykh starts saying “SubhanAllah” very quickly). Just as the one who wants to praise Allah by saying La illaha illa Allah, La illaha illa Allah, La illaha illa Allah and then after a while you hear them praising Allah and it has become Allaah, Allaah, Allaah.. (the Shaykh starts saying Allah, Allah, Allah very quick)
Therefore this is a protection for those individuals who rush after the prayer in making the Tasbeeh and making the Tahmeed. When they do in the manner which is mentioned in the first hadeeth, they rush it so it is upon them to join these four phrases together and to say them 25 times so they will say “SubhanAllah walhamdulillaah, walaa ilaaha illal Allah, wallaahu Akbar”. They will say this 25 times and this is better according to the text of the hadeeth because this person saw in his dream and there could be a dream which is confused and we aren’t the people who can explain dreams so we don’t know the explanation of it but this man, he saw a vision and he narrated this to the Prophet sallalahu alaihi wa sallam and so his answer to him was “then do it like this, then do it like this”
So now we have a fiqh question, is this abrogating the first hadeeth saying SubhanAllah 33 times, Alhamdulilaah 33 times, Allahu Akbar 33 times and to the end of the hadeeth. No. this is not abrogating it but rather it is a preference, so if the person when he is finished his prayer is able to say the remembrance 33 times in a calm, deliberate manner then there is nothing preventing him from doing this but it will be better to combine these 4 phrases together and say them 25 times “SubhanAllah walhamdulillaah, walaa ilaaha illal Allah, wallaahu Akbar” .. like this 25 times and this will be better then what appears in the first hadeeth.
 Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) as saying:If anyone extols Allah after every prayer thirty-three times, and praises Allah thirty-three times, and declares His Greatness thirty-three times, ninety-nine times in all, and says to complete a hundred:” There is no god but Allah, having no partner with Him, to Him belongs sovereignty and to Him is praise due, and He is Potent over everything,” his sins will be forgiven even If these are as abundant as the foam of the sea. [Sahih Muslim in the Book of Prayers]
حَدَّثَنِي عَبْدُ الْحَمِيدِ بْنُ بَيَانٍ الْوَاسِطِيُّ، أَخْبَرَنَا خَالِدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، عَنْ سُهَيْلٍ، عَنْ أَبِي عُبَيْدٍ الْمَذْحِجِيِّ، – قَالَ مُسْلِمٌ أَبُو عُبَيْدٍ مَوْلَى سُلَيْمَانَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْمَلِكِ – عَنْ عَطَاءِ بْنِ يَزِيدَ اللَّيْثِيِّ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ” مَنْ سَبَّحَ اللَّهَ فِي دُبُرِ كُلِّ صَلاَةٍ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ وَحَمِدَ اللَّهَ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ وَكَبَّرَ اللَّهَ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ فَتِلْكَ تِسْعَةٌ وَتِسْعُونَ وَقَالَ تَمَامَ الْمِائَةِ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ غُفِرَتْ خَطَايَاهُ وَإِنْ كَانَتْ مِثْلَ زَبَدِ الْبَحْرِ ” .
 It was narrated from Ibn ‘Umar radi-Allah an’ that : A man saw in a dream that it was said to him: “What does your Prophet (salalahu alaihi salam) command you to do?” He said: “He commanded us to say Tasbih thirty-three times following the prayer, and to say the tahmid thirty-three times, and to say the takbir thirty-four times, and that makes one-hundred.” He said: Say the tasbih twenty-five times and say the tahmid twenty-five times and say the takbir twenty-five times and say the tahlil twenty-five times, and that will make one hundred.” The following morning he told the Prophet (salalahu alaihi salam) about that and the Messenger of Allah (salalahu alaihi salam) said: “Do what the Ansari said.” (Hasan) [Sunan An-Nasa’i in the book of forgetfulness of Prayer). There is also another narration of the hadeeth by Zaid ibn Thabit
أَخْبَرَنَا عُبَيْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ عَبْدِ الْكَرِيمِ أَبُو زُرْعَةَ الرَّازِيُّ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ يُونُسَ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْفُضَيْلِ بْنِ عِيَاضٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ بْنِ أَبِي رَوَّادٍ، عَنْ نَافِعٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، أَنَّ رَجُلاً، رَأَى فِيمَا يَرَى النَّائِمُ قِيلَ لَهُ بِأَىِّ شَىْءٍ أَمَرَكُمْ نَبِيُّكُمْ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ أَمَرَنَا أَنْ نُسَبِّحَ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ وَنَحْمَدَ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ وَنُكَبِّرَ أَرْبَعًا وَثَلاَثِينَ فَتِلْكَ مِائَةٌ . قَالَ سَبِّحُوا خَمْسًا وَعِشْرِينَ وَاحْمَدُوا خَمْسًا وَعِشْرِينَ وَكَبِّرُوا خَمْسًا وَعِشْرِينَ وَهَلِّلُوا خَمْسًا وَعِشْرِينَ فَتِلْكَ مِائَةٌ فَلَمَّا أَصْبَحَ ذَكَرَ ذَلِكَ لِلنَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ” افْعَلُوا كَمَا قَالَ الأَنْصَارِيُّ ” .
Share this, Baarakallaah Feekum: [“One who guides to something good has a reward similar to that of its doer” – Saheeh Muslim vol.3, no.4665]
Salam alaykm my beautiful sisters over 40 years. It is said that those who are 40 should have those characteristics,if they don’t then……., and if you are less than 40 and you got this characteristic then this is you got maturity from Quran and I asked Allah to make you and us among those who are mature. Amen
Learn understand and live with the Names of Allah .This is extrait from the Name of Allah : Al Wahhaab
The Golden Age
Whatever age we are, we are learning, but there is an age when it will be understood what we are talking about, and that is the age of 40. It is the only age mentioned in the Quran, subhan Allah.
Surah 46. Al-Ahqaf, Ayah 15
وَوَصَّيْنَا الْإِنْسَانَ بِوَالِدَيْهِ إِحْسَانًا ۖ حَمَلَتْهُ أُمُّهُ كُرْهًا وَوَضَعَتْهُ كُرْهًا ۖ وَحَمْلُهُ وَفِصَالُهُ ثَلَاثُونَ شَهْرًا ۚ حَتَّىٰ إِذَا بَلَغَ أَشُدَّهُ وَبَلَغَ أَرْبَعِينَ سَنَةً قَالَ رَبِّ أَوْزِعْنِي أَنْ أَشْكُرَ نِعْمَتَكَ الَّتِي أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيَّ وَعَلَىٰ وَالِدَيَّ وَأَنْ أَعْمَلَ صَالِحًا تَرْضَاهُ وَأَصْلِحْ لِي فِي ذُرِّيَّتِي ۖ إِنِّي تُبْتُ إِلَيْكَ وَإِنِّي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ
And We have enjoined on man to be dutiful and kind to hisparents. His mother bears him with hardship And she brings him forth with hardship, and the bearing of him, and the weaning of him is thirty months, till when he attains full strength and reaches forty years, he says: “My Lord! Grant me the power and ability that I may be grateful for Your Favour which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and that I may do righteous good deeds, such as please You, and make my off-spring good. Truly, I have turned to You in repentance, and truly, I am one of the Muslims (submitting to Your Will).”)
What is special about the age of 40? (َۖوَو َّصۡيَناٱۡۡلِنَسٰـَن ِبَوٲلَِدۡيِهٕاِۡحَسٰـًنا)
(And We have enjoined on man to be dutiful and kind to his parents.):
Allah (swt) is advising you, oh human, to deal the best with your parents, in order to show that you are grateful to Allah (swt) because He brought forth the means of your parents to bring you to
existence. Sometimes you see people that are being good to their friends and not to their parents, subhan Allah. Even if you carry parents in tawaf around the ka’bah, you will not have fulfilled their rights. If they walk slow, you walk slower than them, and if they speak, you speak lower than them. You don’t joke with your parents the way you joke with your friends, you need to show respect.
o If a person is not good to his parents, then there is no good in that person, subhan Allah.
o And of the parents, there are more rights to the mother, and you realize this the most at the
age of 40, when you understand what it means to be a parent, subhan Allah. And she brings him forth with hardship, and the (وَحَمْلُهُ وَفِصَالُهُ ثَلَاثُونَ شَهْرًا ۚ حَتَّىٰ إِذَا بَلَغَ أَشُدَّهُ وَبَلَغَ أَرْبَعِينَ سَنَةً قَالَ رَبِّ أَوْزِعْنِي أَنْ أَشْكُرَ) ( bearing of him, and the weaning of him is thirty months): The period from pregnancy to weaning is 30 months, which is two and half years – there are two years for feeding, then people might say there are 9 months to a pregnancy, but the remaining 6 is to show that a baby can even survive on
its own if delivered by 6 months at least, subhan Allah – look at the miracle of the Quran. till when he attains full strength): Until he reaches the peak in strength – both( ) َحتى ٕاِ َذا َبلَغ ٔاَشده( physically and mentally. So this is the best age for the body and maturity. This is the age when emotions are settled and balanced, even the understanding will be different. Your understanding of the Quran and knowledge is better at the age of 40 than before. and reaches forty years): this is the age of maturity, when emotions are settled, and( ) َو َبلَغاَ ۡر َب ِعين َسنة( it is called (سن الكمال) – the perfect age, why? Because of the dua’a they make. In this dua’a they will be very sensitive to the gifts of Allah Al Wahab. They will realize the gifts, not only on themselves, but also on others – their children and their parents, subhan Allah. When you are sensitive to recognize the gifts of Allah (swt) on yourself and others, then this is a sign of maturity. So a key to maturity is to be sensitive and appreciative of the gifts, subhan Allah. Sometimes you find people above the age 40 and they are complaining and those who are younger than 40 and they are appreciative, subhan Allah.
The Dua’a They Make:
(َقا َل َرب ٔاَۡوِزۡعِنى ٔاَۡن ٔاَۡشكَر ِنۡعَمَتك) (He says: “My Lord! Grant me the power and ability that I may be grateful for Your Favour): He is asking Allah (swt) by His name of Ar Rabb, meaning he had to be nurtured. When you see yourself complaining about your children, you will find that Allah (swt) will nurture you, so you might find yourself in a gathering, and someone is saying I don’t have children, and then it hits you to not complain and be thankful for what you have. Or you complain about your back and then you hear that someone has cancer, and it hits you to not complain and be thankful, subhan Allah. So what makes you to be upgraded and nurtured, by the situations, but that is the long way. And if you want to be nurtured the short way, learn from the Quran. Anyone who is taking the path to acquire knowledge, then Allah (swt) will make easy his path to paradise, subhan Allah.
o (ٔاَۡوِزۡعِنى):He is saying that he wants to thank Allah(swt)because he sees so many gifts,and he doesn’t know how to thank Allah because he is overwhelmed with the blessings. So he is asking Allah (swt) to guide him and inspire him to be grateful for all of the blessings of Allah (swt). What are these blessings?
.Blessings of the duniya and akhira: spouse, children, wealth, friends,knowledge, faith, etc 🙂 ِنعمتك( Can you count the blessings of Allah (swt), no. So you are asking Allah (swt) to guide you to thank Him for His blessings.
(ٱلَِّتىٔاَۡنَعۡمت َعلَى)(You have bestowed upon me)
(َو َعلَى َوٲلِد َّى ) (and upon my parents): You will appreciate the blessings on your parents, because when
Allah (swt) blessed your parents, you are a recipient of those blessings too. For example, when Allah (swt) blessed your parents with wealth, deen, etc it also affects you, subhan Allah. So while make this dua’a they are feeling helpless on how to thank Allah (swt). That is why after the prayer we say Oh Allah help me to remember You, thank You, and worship( )هللا اعني على ذكرك و شكرك و حسن عبادتك( You in excellence). You are not making a dua’a to make you patient, but to be grateful, and this shows you it is higher to be grateful. That is why the Prophet (pbuh) said the rich, grateful man is better than the poor, patient man. Why? Because the rich man can easily be distracted with his wealth and forget to be grateful, whereas the poor man does not have in order to be distracted, subhan Allah.
o Be like the eyes of the bee, always looking at flowers, at what is beautiful, don’t be like the eyes of the fly which is looking at trash. Look at the positives and good, don’t look at what is negative and bad. And you will see that when you look at good, you will produce good, you will say good, but if you look at things as being, then you will produce bad, always complaining, subhan Allah. whatever comes to you or is with you,or anything do not complain, they see the beautiful side of people, they don’t complain about anyone. they don’t make enmity,they don’t divide .They will be composed,patient They see the positive in everyone and everything.Even a worst situation happened they will give excused and see the positive side .Because they see it as gift from Allah. They have the maturity of understanding. Doing the opposite show ungratefulness to Allah and immaturity. subhanaAllah
(َؤاَۡنٔاَۡعَمَل َصٰـلًًِ۬حاَتۡر َضٰٮه)(and that Imay do righteous good deeds,such as please You):You are asking Allah (swt) to guide you to perform righteous good deeds which are pleasing to Him. You are asking Allah (swt) to bring to you good deeds that will be free of shirk, riya’a, etc that will be pleasing to Him. That is why your goal is the pleasure of Allah (swt), and this shows you that we are nothing, and we cannot depend on our knowledge and power – we have to make dua’a to even be able to perform the good deeds, we cannot rely on ourselves, subhan Allah. When Allah (swt) is pleased with your deeds, then you will be rewarded. You don’t want to do good deeds for yourself or others, otherwise it would be in vain and a waste of time.
(َؤاَ ۡصلِح لِى ِفى ذر َّيتى ) (and make my off-spring good): now you see why it is an age of maturity, subhan Allah. It means, reform for me, oh Allah, not only my children, but my offspring until the Day of Judgement, subhan Allah. We all have faults, so you are asking Allah (swt) to take care of my offspring that I will not see, subhan Allah. Allah (swt) is nurturing your children, not you – He is taking care of them because they are His creation before they are your children, subhan Allah. Before you are a mother, Allah (swt) is Ar Rabb – The Nurturer, The Caretaker, subhan Allah.
o (لِى): for me, and this will benefit you. When Allah (swt) is making your offspring righteous, then that will benefit you. Because after you die, three things will benefit you – an ongoing charity, knowledge that is beneficial to others, and a righteous child that makes dua’a for you.
o This dua’a is wider, you don’t just want your children to be reformed, but all of your offspring.
(ٕاِنى تۡبت ٕاِلَۡي َك َوٕاِنىمن ٱۡلم ۡسلِ ِمين) (Truly, I have turned to You in repentance, and truly, I am one of the Muslims (submitting to Your Will)): you are repenting to Allah (swt) for all your sins and affirming that you are of the Muslimeen. That is why anyone who is making this dua’a with heart, then they are stable, their emotions are balanced, and they recognize the gifts of Allah (swt) and are grateful for it.
So these are four things very essential to maturity, subhan Allah.
Ya Allah grant us maturity and sensitivity to all kind if gift(Husband,wife,children,friend,wealth,knowledge…) Ya Allah grant us among the Shakireen. Amen
HasbunAllaahu wa ni’mal Wakeel – Allaah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs
Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah
Narrated ibn Abbas radi Allaahu `anhuma:
(The saying) “Allaah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)” was said by Ibraahiim `alehi wa salaam when he was thrown into the fire; and it was said by Muhammad sala Allahu `alehi wa salaam when they (the hypocrites) said, “Verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them”, but it (only) increased them in Faith and they said “Allaah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us).”
[Sahih al-Bukhari Vol 6. hadith No. 86; see also Qur’an sura Al-`Imraan (3) verse 173. From the Qur’an translation of Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilaalii and Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khaan]
Shaykh Badiudeen (rahimahullaah): When I went to see Allamah Ehsan Elahi Zaheer on his death bed,
he kept saying
حَسْبُنَا اللَّـهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ 3:173