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    Default Arabic Du'as at the beginning of a Speech

    Salam.

    I've noticed that most speakers will say a really long du'a of various sorts at the start of a speech to an English-speaking audience. Is this really necessary? It really puts non-Arabic speakers to sleep. If you take a public speaking course, they will tell you that the very first few words you say are the most important in setting the tone for the rest of the speech.

    Really, I think most people turn on "snooze mode" when the Arabic du'a starts off a speech. Just my opinion...


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    Asslamo alaikum

    most speakers begin their speech with "Khutbatul Hajjah". its a sunnah. imamul mujahideen Muhammad bin abdullah saw used to start all of his khutbat with these sentences. we should learn the meanings of these.

    إِنَّ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ وَنَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شُرُورِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلَا مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلَا هَادِيَ لَهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ
    [يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنْتُمْ مُسْلِمُون]
    [يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمِ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ مِنْ نَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالًا كَثِيرًا وَنِسَاءً وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ الَّذِي تَسَاءَلُونَ بِهِ وَالْأَرْحَامَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيبًا]
    [يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَقُولُوا قَوْلًا سَدِيدًا يُصْلِحْ لَكُمْ أَعْمَالَكُمْ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَمَنْ يُطِعِ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ فَقَدْ فَازَ فَوْزًا عَظِيمًا] وشر الأمور محدثاتها وكلّ محدثة بدعة , وكلّ بدعة ضلالة , وكلّ ضلالة في النار


    [Abu Dawud, Tirmidzi,, Ibnu Majah, An-Nasa’I, Al-baihaqi, Ath-thabrani, Ahmad, Muslim]

    meaning:

    Verily all praise is for Allaah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness, and we seek refuge with Allaah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomever Allaah guides there is none who can misguide him, and whomever Allaah misguides there is none who can guide him, and I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah Alone, having no partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger.

    O you who believe! Fear Allaah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islaam. [Soorat-ul-Aal-i-'Imraan ayah 102]

    O mankind! Reverence your Guardian-Lord, Who created you from a single person, created, of like nature his mate, and from them twain scattered countless men and women; reverence Allaah, through Whom you demand your mutual (rights) and (reverence) the wombs (that bore you): for Allaah ever watches over you. [Sooratun- Nisaa' ayah 1]

    O you who believe! FearAllaah, and (always) say a word did to the right that He may make your conduct whole and sound and forgive you your sins: He that obeys Allaah and His Messenger, has already attained the highest achievement. [Soorat-ul-Ahzaab ayaat 70-71]

    Verily the most truthful speech is the Word of Allaah and the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam), and the worst of affairs are the novelties and every novelty is an innovation and every innovation is a going astray and every going astray is in the Fire.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JayshAllah View Post
    Salam.

    I've noticed that most speakers will say a really long du'a of various sorts at the start of a speech to an English-speaking audience. Is this really necessary? It really puts non-Arabic speakers to sleep. If you take a public speaking course, they will tell you that the very first few words you say are the most important in setting the tone for the rest of the speech.

    Really, I think most people turn on "snooze mode" when the Arabic du'a starts off a speech. Just my opinion...

    Bismillaah


    In the time of the Prophet of Allaah alaayhi salaat wa salaam there was someone who I don't remember the name of who was advised against listening to the Prophet of Allaah by the Mushriks saying that he will cast a spell over you...


    Now this person was a doctor of sorts and he was making tawaff around the ka'bah and whilst doing so felt sorry for the Prophet of Allaah alaayhi salaat wa salaam because thats how doctors feel - he believed the Prophet of Allaah alaayhi salaat wa salaam to be sick when in fact he wasn't so he sat with the Prophet of Allaah alaayhi salaat wa salaam and started a conversation with him.

    Now this man was used to dealing with people who were possessed and who had been subject to magic of people so he was wise in that field.

    The Prophet of Allaah alaayhi salaat wa salaam recited this khutbatul hajjaah and after he had finished alaayhi salaat wa salaam the man paused and asked the Prophet of Allaah alaayhi salaat wa salaam to repeat it again...

    After which the doctor said the testimony of faith and became a muslim and he said that he had heard many things from many people but this what Muhammed has said is not the work of magic or madness.


    Allaahu Akbar


    wAllaahu ta3aala a'laam


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    Default Re: Arabic Du'as at the beginning of a Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by abd as samad View Post
    Bismillaah


    In the time of the Prophet of Allaah alaayhi salaat wa salaam there was someone who I don't remember the name of who was advised against listening to the Prophet of Allaah by the Mushriks saying that he will cast a spell over you...


    Now this person was a doctor of sorts and he was making tawaff around the ka'bah and whilst doing so felt sorry for the Prophet of Allaah alaayhi salaat wa salaam because thats how doctors feel - he believed the Prophet of Allaah alaayhi salaat wa salaam to be sick when in fact he wasn't so he sat with the Prophet of Allaah alaayhi salaat wa salaam and started a conversation with him.

    Now this man was used to dealing with people who were possessed and who had been subject to magic of people so he was wise in that field.

    The Prophet of Allaah alaayhi salaat wa salaam recited this khutbatul hajjaah and after he had finished alaayhi salaat wa salaam the man paused and asked the Prophet of Allaah alaayhi salaat wa salaam to repeat it again...

    After which the doctor said the testimony of faith and became a muslim and he said that he had heard many things from many people but this what Muhammed has said is not the work of magic or madness.


    Allaahu Akbar


    wAllaahu ta3aala a'laam


    he wasnt a doctor, he was a amil, he is a well known sahabi, his name is moving around in my mind but cant produce it


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    Lightbulb At-Tufayl ibn Amr ad-Dawsi (RA)

    At-Tufayl ibn Amr was the chief of the Daws tribe in pre-Quranic times and a distinguished Arab notable known for his manly virtues and good works.

    He fed the hungry, comforted those in distress and granted asylum to refugees. He was also keenly interested in literature and was himself a sharp and sensitive poet capable of expressing the most delicate emotions.

    Tufayl left the hearths of his village in Tihama in the south of the Arabian peninsula and set out for Makkah. The struggle between the noble Prophet and the disbelieving Quraysh was already at its height. Each wanted to gain support for his cause and recruit helpers. The Prophet, peace and blessings of God be on him, sought help from his Lord. His weapons were faith and truth. The disbelieving Quraysh resisted his message with every weapon, and attempted to keep people away from it by all the means at their disposal.

    Tufayl found himself entering this battle without any preparation or warning. He did not come to Makkah to get involved in it. Indeed he was not aware of the struggle that was taking place.

    Let Tufayl himself take up the story from this point:

    I approached Makkah. As soon as the Quraysh leaders saw me, they came up to me and gave me a most hearty welcome and accommodated me in a grand house. Their leaders and notables then gathered and said:

    "O Tufayl, you have come to our town. This man who claims that he is a Prophet has ruined our authority and shattered our community. We are afraid that he would succeed in undermining you and your authority among your people just as he has done with us. Don't speak to the man. On no account listen to anything he has to say. He has the speech of a wizard, causing division between father and son, between brother and brother and between husband and wife."

    They went on telling me the most fantastic stories and scared me by recounting tales of his incredible deeds. I made up my mind then not to approach this man, or speak to him or listen to anything he had to say.

    The following morning I went to the Sacred Mosque to make tawaf around the Kabah as an act of worship to the idols that we made pilgrimage to and glorified. I inserted a piece of cotton in my ears out of fear that something of the speech of Muhammad would reach my hearing. As soon as I entered the Mosque, I saw him standing near the Kabah. He was praying in a fashion which was different from our prayer. His whole manner of worship was different. The scene captivated me. His worship made me tremble and I felt drawn to him, despite myself, until I was quite close to him.

    Not withstanding the precaution I had taken, God willed that some of what he was saying should reach my hearing and I heard a speech that was so beautiful that I said to myself, "What are you doing, Tufayl? You are a perceptive poet. You can distinguish between the good and the bad in poetry. What prevents you from listening to what this man is saying? If what comes from him is good, accept it, and if it is bad, reject it."

    I remained there until the Prophet left for his home. I followed him as he entered his house, and I entered also and said, "O Muhammad, your people have said certain things to me about you. By God, they kept on frightening me away from your message so that I even blocked my ears to keep out your words. Despite this, God caused me to hear something of it and I found it good. So tell me more about your mission."

    The Prophet, peace be upon him, did and recited to me Surah Al-Iklaas and Surah Al-Falaq. I swear by God, I had never heard such beautiful words before. Neither was a more noble or just mission ever described to me. Thereupon, I stretched out my hand to him in allegiance and testified that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. This is how I entered Islam.


    I stayed on for some time in Makkah learning the teachings of Islam memorizing parts of the Quran. When I decided to return to my people, I said, "O Rasulullah. I am a man who is obeyed in his tribe. I am going back to them and I shall invite them to Islam . . ."

    When I returned to my people, my father, who was quite old then, came up to me and I said, 'O Father, let me relate my news to you. I am no longer from you and you are not of me.''

    "Why so, my son?" he asked.

    "I have accepted Islam and now follow the religion of Muhammad, peace and blessings of God be upon him," I replied.

    "My son," he said, "your religion is my religion."

    ''Go and wash your sell and cleanse your clothes," I said. "Then come that I may teach you what I have learnt."

    This the old man did and I explained Islam to him and he became a Muslim.

    "Then came my wife and I said, "Let me relate my news to you. I am no longer of you and you are not of me."

    "Good heavens! Why so?" she exclaimed.

    "Islam has separated us," I explained. "I have become a Muslim and follow the religion of Muhammad."

    "Your religion is my religion," she replied.

    'Then go and purify yourself, not with the water of Dhu Shara, the idol of the Daws, but with pure water from the mountain. "

    "Good gracious! Do you fear anything from Dhu Shara?"

    "Damn Dhu Shari. I told you, go and wash there, far away from people. I guarantee you that this dumb stone won't do a thing to you."

    She went and washed and I explained Islam to her and she became a Muslim. I then invited the Daws as a whole to become Muslims. They were all slow in responding, except Abu Hurayrah. He was the quickest to respond to the invitation of Islam.

    The next time I went to Makkah, Abu Hurayrah was with me.

    "What have you left behind?' the Prophet asked me.

    "Hearts with veils over them obscuring the Truth, and firm disbelief. Sin and disobedience have won over the Daws."

    The Prophet thereupon stood up, made wudu and prayed with his hands raised to the heavens. Abu Hurayrah remarked, "When I saw the Prophet like this, I was afraid that he was praying against my people and that they would be destroyed."

    But the Prophet, upon whom be peace, prayed, "O Lord, guide the Daws, guide the Daws, guide the Daws." Then he turned to me and said:

    "Go back to your people, befriend them, treat them gently and invite them to Islam."

    I stayed in the land of the Daws inviting them to Islam until after the hijrah of the Prophet to Madinah and after the battle of Badr, Uhud and Khandaq had taken place. Then I went to the Prophet. With me were eighty families who had become Muslims and who were strong in their faith. The Prophet was pleased with us and he gave us a portion of the booty after the battle of Khaybar. We said to him, "O Rasulullah, make us the right wing of your army in every battle and make our efforts acceptable."

    Tufayl stayed with the Prophet until the liberation of Makkah. After the destruction of the idols there, Tufayl asked the Prophet to send him to put an end to the worship of Dhu-l Kafayn, the chief idol of his people. The Prophet gave him permission.

    Back in Tihama among the Daws, men, women and children of the tribe had gathered and were agitated that the idol was going to be burnt. They were waiting to see if any evil would befall Tufayl should he harm Dhu-l Kafayn. Tufayl approached the idols with the worshipers around it. As he set fire to it, he proclaimed:

    "O Dhu-l Kafayn, of your worshipers I certainly am not.

    Fire have I inserted into your heart."

    Whatever shirk remained in the Daws tribe went up in the flames that burnt the idol. The whole tribe became Muslims.

    Tufayl remained a lieutenant of the Prophet until the noble messenger passed away. Tufayl then placed himself in the service of the Khalifah Abu Bakr, the successor of the Prophet. During the Riddah wars, he led a contingent of his people against the impostor Musaylamah.

    In the battle of al-Yamamah that followed, the dear companion of the Prophet, Tufayl ibn Amr fought hard but eventually fell as a martyr on the battlefield.


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    Yesterday I wanted to start a post and ask what the duas are that are recited by scholars at the beginning of the their speeches. Then I completely forgot what I wanted to do and it was bugging me all last night. Now Brother JayshAllah has done that for me.


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    Default Re: Arabic Du'as at the beginning of a Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Salafi View Post
    Asslamo alaikum



    إِنَّ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ وَنَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شُرُورِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلَا مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلَا هَادِيَ لَهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ
    [يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنْتُمْ مُسْلِمُون]
    [يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمِ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ مِنْ نَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالًا كَثِيرًا وَنِسَاءً وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ الَّذِي تَسَاءَلُونَ بِهِ وَالْأَرْحَامَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيبًا]
    [يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَقُولُوا قَوْلًا سَدِيدًا يُصْلِحْ لَكُمْ أَعْمَالَكُمْ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَمَنْ يُطِعِ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ فَقَدْ فَازَ فَوْزًا عَظِيمًا] وشر الأمور محدثاتها وكلّ محدثة بدعة , وكلّ بدعة ضلالة , وكلّ ضلالة في النار


    [Abu Dawud, Tirmidzi,, Ibnu Majah, An-Nasa’I, Al-baihaqi, Ath-thabrani, Ahmad, Muslim]
    Assalamu'alaikum,

    Why does hamdu have a dammah and not fatha? inna is supposed to give fatha

    Jazakallah


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    Quote Originally Posted by sunniguy View Post
    Assalamu'alaikum,

    Why does hamdu have a dammah and not fatha? inna is supposed to give fatha

    Jazakallah
    well it was posted by a brother named Salafi...

    Looks like it's Isme Inna and should have a fatha.. but I can't remember somewhere in one of my nahwa books there were a few exceptions, can any scholar verify please?
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    That which Allah said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.
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    Default Re: Arabic Du'as at the beginning of a Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by sunniguy View Post
    Assalamu'alaikum,

    Why does hamdu have a dammah and not fatha? inna is supposed to give fatha

    Jazakallah
    You are absolutely right. Brother who quoted it, quoted it wrongly. If he wrote it, he wrote it wrongly.

    It should read as ""Inn-al-Hamda Lillah..."



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    Default Re: Arabic Du'as at the beginning of a Speech

    Assalamu alaykum.

    The arabic duas and arabic sermon at the starting of a speech are done with a purpose. The speaker gets confidence by that and he mentally gets prepared for the speech.


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