Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ya Rabbana Lakal Hamd!

Bismillahi walhamdulillahi 'alaa rasulillah...

We all know that everything is written and recorded for us in our books. The angles write everything we say. Well, when a servant of Allah SWTsays the following duaa:

ياربنا لك الحمد كما
ينبغى لجلال وجهك و لعظيم سلطانك

Ya Rabbana, lakal hamdu, Kama Yambaghy, Lijalali Wajhika Wa Adzhimi Sulthonik.

Oh Allah, Thanks and gratitude be to You, as much as your magnificence and great authority ought to deserve.

The angels are stumped as to what to write. Why do the angels not know how to write this?

When we say this duaa, and it can be seen from the translation, it is unquantifiable the amount we are thanking Allah SWT, because it is as much as He SWT ought to deserve, and a number or scale cannot be attached to this. So what do the angels do?

They go up to Allah SWT and tell Allah SWT, a servant of Yours has something we do not know how to write. Allah SWT of course knows what we have said, but nonetheless asks the angels what we said. The angels tell Him SWT the duaa. Allah SWT then tells the angels to record it exactly as the servant has said and Allah SWT will reward us when He SWT meets us on the Day of Judgement.

Isn’t this wonderful to hear? Something as simple as saying this duaa, saying it from our hearts will give us a reward that Allah SWT will grant us on the Day of Judgement. Imagine that, Allah SWT will reward us when we see Him SWT for this small dua that has great meaning! This just shows how wonderful and rewarding this duaa is, and that Allah SWT is saving our reward for when we meet Him SWT.

Just thought I’d share… Let’s all try to memorize this and start saying it daily. Instead of just saying Alhamdulilah (thanking Allah SWT once) let us say “Oh Allah, Thanks and gratitude be to You, as much as your magnificence and great authority ought to deserve.”

Hadith Source: Sunan Ibn Majah on the authority of Ibn 'Umar (ra)


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