The Teachings of the Prophet on Having Firm Belief

The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) used to supplicate: “O Allah! To You I have submitted, and in You do I believe, and in You I put my trust, to You do I turn, and for You I argued. O Allah, I seek refuge with You through Your Power; there is none worthy of worship except You Alone; that You safeguard me against going astray. You are the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists; the One Who never dies, whereas human beings and jinn will all die”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

We accompanied Messenger of Allah (PBUH) in the campaign of Dhat-ur-Riqa`. We left Messenger of Allah (PBUH) to take rest under a shady tree. One of the polytheists (pagan enemies who wanted to kill him him) came to him. The sword of Messenger of Allah (PBUH) was hanging on a tree. He drew it and said: “Are you afraid of me?” Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “No”. Then he said: “Who will then protect you from me?” Messenger of Allah (PBUH) replied, “Allah”.
As soon as he said this, the sword fell down from his hand and Messenger of Allah (PBUH) catching the sword, asked him, “Who will protect you from me.” He said, “Please forgive me.” Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “On condition you testify that there is none worthy of worship but Allah and that I am His Messenger.” He said, “No, but I promise you that I shall not fight against you, nor shall I be with those who fight with you”. The Prophet (PBUH) let him go. He then went back to his companions and said: “I have come to you from one of the best of mankind”.

I heard Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying: “If you all depend on Allah with due reliance, He would certainly give you provision as He gives it to birds who go forth hungry in the morning and return with full belly at dusk”.
[At-Tirmidhi].

Messenger of Allah (PBUH) asked me to recite whenever I go to bed: “O Allah! I have submitted myself to You, I have turned my face to You, entrusted my affairs to You; and committed my back to You out of desire for You and fear of You; expecting Your reward and fearing Your punishment. There is no refuge and no place of safety from You but with You. I believe in the Book You have revealed and in the Prophet You have sent.” Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said that if anyone recited these words and died that night, he would die in the true religion. In case he remains alive till morning, he will obtain good.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Commentary: “My back” meaning the burdens of life.

Whenever the Prophet (PBUH) stepped out of his house, he would say, “I begin with the Name of Allah, I trust in Allah; O Allah! I seek refuge in You from leaving or being led astray, or against slipping or being caused to slip; or doing injustice or being done injustice; or doing wrong or having wrong done to me)]”.
[Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi reported it. According to At-Tirmidhi, this Hadith is classified as Hasan Sahih. Its wording is from Abu Dawud].

There were two brothers in the days of the Prophet (PBUH). One of them used to attend the Prophet’s circle (to acquire knowledge) and the other used to earn their living). Once the latter complained to the Prophet (PBUH) against the former (for not earning his living). He (PBUH) replied, “Perhaps you are being provided because of him”.
[At-Tirmidhi].

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