Blessing of the first part of the day -Shaykh ibn al-’Uthaymeen

In the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Blessing of the first part of the day

By Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-’Uthaymeen may Allah have mercy on him

The shaykh mentions this point of benefit in his explanation of Riyaadus Saliheen. It can be found under the 166th chapter, “Desirability of setting on a journey on Thursday in the early part of the day”. The shaykh says:

“It was narrated by Sakhr bin Wadaa’ah al-Ghaamidee that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:

‘O Allah, bless my Ummah in the mornings.’ [Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah]

Meaning, the first part of the day. The Prophet (peace be upon him) supplicated to Allah to bless the first part of the day for his Ummah.

Indeed the day is, as Allah the Most High said, a means for livelihood,

‘And We have made the day for livelihood.’ (Surah Naba: 11)

Therefore if man were to take (advantage of) the beginning of the day then it would become a blessing (for him), and this is something witnessed. Whenever a man does a deed/works in the beginning of the day he finds that there is blessing in his affair.

However there is much regret for many of us today who sleep in the beginning of the day and do not wake up until the time for Duhaa. So the beginning of the day that contains blessing has passed him.

It is generally said that: ‘The Ameer of the day is the beginning.’ Meaning that the beginning of the day is where one should establish deeds/work.”

Translated by: Michael AbdusSalaam Deonarain

الفقير الى الله

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