Dua at Meeting
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah RadhiAllahu Anhu narrated that Allah’s Messenger SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “No group gather in a sitting in which they do not remember Allah, nor sent Salat upon their Prophet, except it will be a source of remorse for them. If He wills, He will punish them, and if He wills, He will forgive them.” (Tirmizi)
In light of this hadith we conclude that we should mention Allah Ta’ala in our assemblies and should invoke Allah’s blessings on His prophet Muhammad SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam.
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah RadhiAllahu Anhu narrated that Allah’s Messenger (SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever sits in a sitting and engages in much empty, meaningless speech and then says before getting from that sitting of his:
« سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْكَ»
Sub’ahanaka Allahumma wa be’hamdeka, ash’hadu an la ilaha illa Anta, as’taghferuka wa atubu alaik.
Translation: ‘Glory is to You, O Allah, and praise, I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except You, I seek Your forgiveness, and I repent to You, whatever occurred in that sitting would be forgiven to him.” (Tirmizi)
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