Monday, November 22, 2010

Penghulu Istighfar

This morning, before leaving to office, while folding the clothes (an overdue task), I turned on the TV and watched the 'Tanyalah Ustaz' (which I like). There was the 'THE USTAZ ZAMRI' (yang mantop) talking about something like 'Pembersih Jiwa' and he talked about zikr. As it was already towards the end of the program, I was only able to listen to two questions.

1. First questions was about ladies in haidh, whether they can read the Quran.
The answer was NO, if their intention is really to read the Quran. BUT, if they treat the reciting of the Quran as ZIKR, it is allowable especially with those regular verses like the three Quls. It was told that Sayyidatina Aishah (whom a hafizah) used to recite Quran during her menses so that she will not forget what she has memorized. Therefore, it is agreable among the ulama' (jumhur ulama') that the ladies in menses can recite Quran, BUT, not new verses, instead, only those that they had memorized earlier.

2. The second question that I listened to was about the BEST zikr that we could practice daily.

Ustaz mentioned few hadith, and based on the hadiths, it was concluded that the best zikr is the one that you do regularly (without fail). It could be anything as long as you do it with istiqamah. However, there's one Istighfar that is considered as the 'Penghulu Istighfar'. This istighfar if recite daily in the morning and in the afternoon, we are promised Jannah (based on a sohih hadith by Bukhari & Muslim).

This Istighfar is also in the Ma'thurat (the collection of dua' and zikr). The istighfar is as follows:


اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّى لا إِلَهَ إِلا أَنْتَ ، خَلَقْتَنِى وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ ، وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ ، أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ ، أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَىَّ ،وَأَبُوءُ بِذَنْبِى ، فَاغْفِرْ لِى ، فَإِنَّهُ لا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلا أَنْتَ ،


Maksudnya :

Ya Allah, Engkaulah Rabbku tiada tuhan yang layak disembah melainkan Engkau. Engkau telah menciptakan aku dan aku adalah hambaMu. Dan aku tetap di atas perjanjian dan taatsetia terhadapMu dengan segala kemampuanku. Aku berlindung denganMu daripada kejahatan yang aku lakukan. Aku mengakui segala nikmatMu kepadaku dan aku mengakui dosa yang aku lakukan, oleh itu ampunilah dosaku. Sesungguhnya tiada yang dapat mengampunkan dosa melainkan Engkau.

WAKTU DIBACA :

Selepas subuh dan selepas asar.

KELEBIHAN SESIAPA YANG MENGAMALKANYA :


مَنْ قَالَهَا مِنَ النَّهَارِ مُوقِنًا بِهَا ، فَمَاتَ مِنْ يَوْمِهِ ، قَبْلَ أَنْ يُمْسِىَ ، فَهُوَ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ ، وَمَنْ قَالَهَا مِنَ اللَّيْلِ ، وَهُوَ مُوقِنٌ بِهَا ، فَمَاتَ قَبْلَ أَنْ يُصْبِحَ ، فَهُوَ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ )


Sesiapa yang mengucapkannya pada siang hari ( pagi) dengan penuh keyakinan dengannya lalu dia meninggal dunia pada hari tersebut sebelum petang maka dia dari kalangan ahli syurga. Dan sesiapa yang mengucapkannya pada waktu malam ( petang ) dengan penuh keyakinan dengannya lalu dia meninggal dunia maka dia dari kalangan ahli syurga. ( riwayat Imam al-Bukhari ).

So, let's practice it daily. I do it, .... at times. But from now on, let's practice it daily!!! Everyday is suppose to be a better day .... isn't it?


Wallahua'lam.


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