bismillahirrahmanirrahim -The Prophet of mankind, the Peace of our heart and mind, the most Generous and Kind has stated, ‘The one who sends alat upon me one time, Allah
will shower mercy upon him ten times.’ (;a9i9 Muslim, vol. 1, pp. 175, adiš 408) Endeavour remains unfinished The Prophet of Ra mah, the Intercessor of Ummah, the Owner of Jannah has stated, ‘Any important work which is started without (reciting) (Ad-Dur-rul-Manšur, vol. 1, pp. 26)
Keep on reciting Dear Islamic brothers! Before eating anything, drinking water or any beverage, serving food and water to others, putting things down, picking things up, washing, cooking, reciting, studying, teaching, walking, driving, standing up, sitting down, turning on the light or the fan, laying or removing the dining mat, folding or spreading the bed sheet, opening or closing the shop, locking or unlocking, applying oil or perfume, delivering a
speech, reciting a Na’at, adorning one’s head with turban, wearing shoes, opening or closing the door, that is to say, before starting any permissible act (when there is no Shar’i prohibition), it is of great virtue to make a habit of reciting bismillahirrahmanirrahim attaining its blessings.
wazifa of bismillah Protection of things from jinns
Sayyiduna afwan Bin Sulaym ” !, – . has stated, ‘Jinns use the things and clothes of human beings. Whenever anyone of you picks up clothes (to put on) or puts them down (after taking them off), he should recite )
s because the name of Allah will be a seal for it.’ (In other words, by virtue of the recitation of ) jinns will not be able
to use the clothes). (Luq-ul-Marjan, pp. 98)
Dearc brothers! Similarly, whilst picking up or putting down anything, one should
make a habit of reciting Bismillah he will remain safe from the involvement of
Recite correctly When reciting bismillahirrahmanirrahim one must ensure that every letter is pronounced from its correct point of articulation. Furthermore, if there is no noise interference, it is also essential that the voice be loud enough for the reciter to hear it. Some people mispronounce letters due to haste. It is prohibited to do this deliberately. If the meaning becomes distorted [due to mispronunciation] it will be a sin.Hence those who recite incorrectly due to the habit of reciting hastily should rectify their pronunciation and recitation. If there is no specific reason for reciting complete one may also recite just )
Excitement prevailed Sayyiduna Jabir Bin ‘Abdullah raziyallahu tala anh
has stated, ‘When bismillahirrahmanirrahim was revealed, the clouds rushed towards the east, the winds became still, the ocean turned turbulent, the quadruped listened attentively, the devils were stoned from the skies, and
Allah said, ‘I swear by My Honour and Majesty! I will bless the thing with which
bismillahirrahmanirrahim is recited.’ (Ad-Dur-rul-Manšur, vol. 1, pp. 26)
bismillahirrahmanirrahim is a portion of the 30th verse of Surah An-Naml in the 19th part. It is also a complete Quranic verse revealed for separation between two Surahs [of the Holy Quran].
( albi Kabir, pp. 307)
Comprehensiveness of the letter ‘O’ in
Allah has revealed scriptures and books to some of His Prophets The
number of these scriptures and books total 104. Out of these, 50 scriptures were revealed
to Sayyiduna Shiš to Sayyiduna Idris Sayyiduna Ibrahim / 0 1
Further, prior to the revelation of the Tawrat, 10
scriptures were revealed to Sayyiduna Musa / 0 1
as well. In addition, four major holy books were also revealed:
1. The holy Tawrat was revealed to Sayyiduna Musa 0 1
2. The holy Zabur was revealed to Sayyiduna Dawud 0 1
3. The holy Injil was revealed to Sayyiduna ‘Isa 0 1
4. The Holy Quran was revealed to the Most Noble Prophet Muhammad
(Al-I9san bittartib ;a9i9 Ibn ibban, vol. 1, pp. 288) ( ilyat-ul-Auliya, vol. 1, pp. 222)
The content of all these books and scriptures are included in the Holy Quran and the summary of the entire Quran is present in Surah Al-Fati ah. The summary of Surah Al-Fati ah is contained in while that of bismillahirrahmanirrahim is within its letter ب’. It implies c u ‘Whatever there is, is only from Me (i.e. from Allah and whatever there will be, will be only from Me (from Allah
(Al-Majalis-us-Saniyyah, pp. 3)
It is reported by Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas that Amir-ul-Muminin
Sayyiduna ‘Ušman Ibn ‘Affan asked the Holy Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam about (the
excellence of) bismillahirrahmanirrahim The Holy Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam r eplied, ‘It is one ofthe names of Allah and is as close to the Ism-e-A’ am of Allah as the blackness of the eye is to its whiteness.’ (Al-Mustadrak, vol. 1, pp. 738, adiš 2071)
Prayer made with Ism-e-A’ am is answered Dear brothers! There are many virtues of Ism-e-A’ am and the Du’a made with it is accepted. The respected father of A’la a rat, Rais-ul-Mutakallimin, Maulana Naqi ‘Ali Khan : has stated, ‘Some scholars have said thatbismillahirrahmanirrahim is Ism-e-A’ am. The honourable Ghauš Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir Jilani has narrated that ) (when recited) by the tongue of an ‘Arif1 is like the word 3 (i.e. be) from divine words.’ (A9san-ul-Wi’a, pp. 6)
Dear Islamic brothers! In order to have blessings in our righteous and permissible acts, we should recite
before we do them.
Saintly miracle of A’la Hadrat
This shows that at the shrines of saints Du’as are accepted, pleas are listened to and desires are fulfilled. In his own words, A’la a rat ” !, – . has related his personal incident which took place when he was a young man of 21 years. He – . has stated, ‘On 17th Rabi’-ul-Akhir 1293 A.H., when I was 21 years of age, I was fortunate enough to visit the blessed shrine of the eminent saint Ma bub-e-Ilahi, Ni am-ul- aq Waddin, Sultan-ul-Auliya along with my honourable father and Shaykh Maulana Muhammad ‘Abdul Qadir Badayuni
Outside, there was offensive and disturbing activity all around the blessed shrine. It was so noisy and deafening that one could hardly hear anything else. Both the dignified saints, with their peaceful hearts, entered the sacred chamber of the shrine where the tomb of Sultan-ul-Auliya ” !, – . was situated and occupied themselves.
I, disturbed by the noise of the evil activities, stood at the blessed doorstep and requested in the court of Sultan-ul-Auliya my Master! These noises are causing hindrance to what this servant has come here for.’ Then,reciting K bismillahirrahmanirrahim
was no more. I thought that people had perhaps become silent but as I turned around, I saw the same immoral activities go on there. When I placed my foot outside the chamber, there was the same noise again. Reciting ‘bismillahirrahmanirrahim ) K s’ I placed my right foot inside the blessed chamber again. By the grace of Allah , the noise was no more again. I then realized that this was a divinelybestowed saintly miracle of Sultan-ul-Auliya ” !, – . and mercy and assistance for me, a worthless servant.
Expressing gratitude, I entered the blessed chamber and occupied myself. Until I
remained there, I did not hear any noise. When I came out, I was disturbed by the same noisy environment, even facing difficulty in getting to my accommodation situated at some distance from the blessed shrine. I have mentioned this incident of mine with some righteous intentions. Firstly, it was a divine favour for me, and Allah has said regarding His favours:
And proclaim the favours of your Rab abundantly.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 30, Surah AD-Eu9a, verse 11)
In addition, this contains glad tidings for the devotees of blessed saints and causes trouble for those who deny. O Allah
For the sake of Your beloved ones
grant us the unlimited blessings of Your beloved saints !
in this world, in the
Hereafter, in the grave, and on the Day of Judgement.’ (A9san-ul-Wi’a, pp. 60)
Dear Islamic brothers! This is a parable of Delhi, the city of 22 saints. This incident
contains a saintly miracle of Khuwajah Ma bub-e-Ilahi, Ni amuddin Auliya ” !, – .
as well as that of A’la a rat When A’la a rat . stepped into the chamber where the blessed tomb was situated, he would not hear the noise of drumbeating and other musical instruments. We have also learnt from this parable that even if some ignorant people are committing such acts not allowed by Shari’ah at the shrines of the Auliya [saints] and we are unable to prevent them, we should not still deprive ourselves of visiting the blessed shrines of Auliya. However, it is Wajib to abstain from getting involved in these evil acts and to consider them evil in our heart. One should even refrain from looking at such things.
wazifa bismillah for black jinn
Once, in the pleasant atmosphere of Masjid-un-Nabawi / 0 1
Sayyiduna ‘Umar Faruq A’ am and some other honourable companions !(
were having a discussionabout the excellence of the Holy Quran. During the discussion, Sayyiduna ‘Amr BinMa’dikarib ! politely said, ‘O leader of believers! Why don’t you talk about the marvels of bismillahirrahmanirrahim
marvel.’ Sayyiduna ‘Amr Bin Ma’dikarib ! said, ‘A severe famine once occurred
during (the pre-Islamic era) of ignorance. In search of food I passed by a jungle. From some distance, I caught sight of a tent. Near the tent was a horse and some cattle. As Iwent closer, I saw that inside the tent was a beautiful woman and an elderly man who was sitting leaning against something. Threatening the old man, I said, ‘Give me whatever you have!’ He replied, ‘O man! Ifyou need any hospitality from us, then please come. If you need help, we will help you.’ I said, ‘Stop making things up and give me whatever you have.’ The old man hardly
managed to stand up and, reciting bismillahirrahmanirrahim
Reciting bismillahirrahmanirrahim he once again attacked and overpowered me. I again pleaded, ‘Please release me,’ but he replied, ‘This is for the third time. I will not release you so easily now.’ Saying this, he called out, ‘O girl! Bring me the sharp sword.’ She brought the sword with which he cut hair from the front of my head, and then released me. It was customary among the Arabs to cut hair from the front of the head of a defeated person, indicating that the person has been defeated in a fight. The defeated person would be ashamed of facing his family until his front hair grew again. Therefore, I had to stay there for an entire year serving the mysterious old man. After the year ended, the old man took me to a valley where he recitedbismillahirrahmanirrahim aloud
birds came out of their nests and flew away. When he recited it again, all beasts came out of their hideouts and went away. As he recited it aloud for the third time, a frightening black jinn in woollen clothes, as tall as a date tree trunk, suddenly appeared. Seeing the jinn, I felt a shiver of fear run through me.
Addressing me, the mysterious old man said, ‘O ‘Amr! Pluck up the courage. If the jinn overpowers me, just say that my companion will win next time by virtue ofbismillahirrahmanirrahim
Thereafter, the mysterious old man and the black jinn wrestled with each other. The old man lost and the black jinn overpowered him. Seeing this, I said, ‘Next time my companionwill win because of Lat and ‘Uzza (i.e. the names of two idols of unbelievers).’
Hearing this, the mysterious old man slapped me on the face so hard that I lost my senses for a moment and felt as if my head would be separated from my body. Apologizing to him I assured him of not doing so again. Both of them started fighting again. This time, the mysterious old man held the black jinn down, so I exclaimed, ‘My companion has won by the blessings of
bismillahirrahmanirrahim As soon as I said this, the mysterious old man sank the jinn into the ground like a piece of wood, cut his belly open, pulled out something similar to a lantern and told me, ‘O ‘Amr! This is his deception and unbelief.’ I asked the mysterious old man, ‘What is
the story about you and the black jinn?’ He replied, ‘A non-Muslim jinn was my friend. Every year a jinn from his community fights me, and Allah blesses me with victory by virtue ofbismillahirrahmanirrahim
We then went ahead and reached a place where the mysterious old man fell asleep.
Seizing the opportunity, I snatched his sword and struck his legs so hard that they
became separated from his body. He screamed out, ‘O deceiver! You have brutally
deceived me!’ I didn’t give him a chance to recover and struck him repeatedly, butchering
him into pieces. When I returned to the tent, the girl asked, ‘O ‘Amr, what about the
fight with the jinn?’ I replied, ‘The jinns have killed the old man.’ She responded, ‘You
are a liar! O disloyal person! The jinns haven’t killed him but you have killed him!’
Having said this, she began to weep desperately and recited 5 Arabic couplets whose
translation is as follows:
1. O my eyes! Shed tears for that horseman who was brave and bold.
2. O ‘Amr! You should be regretting about your life because your friend has lost hislife.
3. And (O ‘Amr! After you have killed your friend with your own hands) how can youstrut in front of (your tribe) Bani Zubaydah and the unbelievers?
4. I swear by my age! (O ‘Amr!) If you were a true warrior (that is, if you had manly
fought him without deception) then his sharp sword would have indeed killed you.
5. May the real King (Allah give you a disgraceful and ugly return (
for yourcrime) and may you live a disgraceful and appalling life (in the same way as youhave treated your friend disgracefully). Furious, I advanced to kill her, but astonishingly she disappeared from my sight as if theearth had swallowed her! (Luq-ul-Marjan, pp. 141)
Dearbrothers! Did you see the amazing blessings of bismillahirrahmanirrahim
In order to attain these blessings, travel with Dawat-e-Islami’s Madani Qafilahs in the company of the devotees of Rasul. Your problems will amazingly be solved and you will be helped from Ghayb by the grace and bounties of Allah