Question: From one of the brothers in Trinidad, “Is there anything in the hadīth or Qur’ān say that you must pick up garbage with you left hand?”
Our brother Abū Ismaʿīl Muṣṭafá George has compiled a an extremely beneficial article, composing of eleven powerful and effective supplications that will serve to be very practical and useful in equipping the believer with a formidable weapon in their arsenal against all manner or harms against them. We emphatically encourage all the believers to commit to memory these magnificent supplications as a means of fortifying oneself and solidifying one's relationship with their creator.
In light of the recent appearance of hate crimes against Muslims in various countries, we felt the need to remind our Muslim brothers and sisters of the importance of protecting themselves by way of a number of daily supplications, which were taught to us by our beloved Messenger Muḥammad ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam. The purpose of this document is not to list all the supplications which a Muslim should regularly mention throughout the day, rather, it is a reminder that our beloved Messenger ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam has given his followers a means by which they can protect themselves from all forms of harm. Hence, it is critical that our brothers and sisters memorize these supplications, and teach them to their families in order to:
- Remind them of tawḥīd and its importance in the life of the Muslim;
- Strengthen their relationship with their Lord and allow them to gain greater consciousness of Him;
- Promote adherence to the authentic Sunnah of the Prophet Muḥammad ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam and increase their knowledge of His teachings;
- Provide them with the greatest form of protection possible, which is the fortification provided by the Lord of the world!