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Virtues of saying Bismillaah

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

We all know that Allah is a proper noun and the personal name for God, and that Allah is the Name that Heals

Thanks to the UAE Awqaf, this week’s Jumu’ah Khutbah was based on the virtues and benefits of Saying Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem. 

Allah is the creator of everything and with His name we must start most of the things we do. Any act that began with Bismillaah is graced with barakah. 

“One of the many practices taught by Islam is that its followers should begin their activities in the name of Allah. This principle, if consciously and earnestly followed, will necessarily yield three beneficial results:

First, one will be able to restrain oneself from many misdeed, since the habit of pronouncing the name of Allah is bound to make one wonder when about to commit some offence how such an act can be reconciled with the saying of Allah’s holy name.

Second, if a man pronounces the name of Allah before starting good and legitimate tasks, this act will ensue that both his starting point and his mental orientation are sound.

Third – and this is the most important benefit – when a man begins something by pronouncing Allah’s name, he will enjoy Allah’s support and succor; Allah will bless his efforts and protect him from the machinations and temptation of Satan. For whenever man turns to Allah, He turns to him as well.” Tafheem

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

“He who recites three times every morning and evening:

بسم الله الذي لا يضر مع اسمه شيء في الأرض ولا في السماء وهو السميع العليم

nothing will harm him.”

(Meaning: In the name of Allah with Whose name nothing can harm on earth or in heaven, and He is the All-Hearing, All-Knowing Riyaadhus Saliheen)

Muslims are encouraged to say Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem on the following occasions:

  1. While beginning to read the Qur’an

  2. Before going to sleep

  3. Upon getting upon from sleep (thank Allah)

  4. Before making ablution (wudhu)

  5. Before eating and drinking

  6. After eating (thank Allah)

  7. Upon leaving one’s home

  8. Upon returning to one’s home

  9. Upon entering a masjid

  10. Upon leaving masjid

  11. When boarding a vehicle

  12. Before undressing

  13. When slaughtering an animal

  14. Before sexual intercourse

  15. Before writing a letter inviting someone to Islam

  16. Before beginning to give a wash (ghusl) to the dead body

  17. While placing the dead body in the grave

  18. When taking bath

  19. When eating the meat provided to you by a Jew or Christian 


Friday Sermon on Virtues of Bismillaah (English) Virtues of Bismillaah (Urdu)

Baarakallaahu Feekum.

Sal-lal-laahu ala Muhammad, Sal lal laahu alaihi wa sallam

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