Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)
What is it recommended to do when an eclipse occurs?
It is recommended to take a bath (ghusl), to give charity, seek forgiveness and bestow prayers upon the Prophet ﷺ in abundance. It is also recommended to pray two rakats (in congregation). The best way of performing it is that be in each rakats two standings in which one recites the Qur’an and two bows (ruku`). It is recommended that there be two khutbahs after the rakats (similar to Jumah).
Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) asks us if we are truly acting upon what is contained in Surat al-Fatihah.
What is your state in relation to In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful? Do you do anything in other than His name? Do you forget His divinity and His mercy? Continue reading Acting upon Surat al-Fatihah
Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him).
With what intention should we recite Surat al-Waq’iah?
We should recite Surat al-Waq’iah with the intention of increasing in certainty and increasing in inward and outward provision. The Surah mentions the states of the hereafter, reflecting upon which is one of the foundations in strengthening one’s certainty. Allah also calls us to strengthen our certainty by looking at the created things around us: Do you see the seed that you sow in the ground? Is it you that cause it to grow or are We the cause? Do you see the water which you drink? Do you bring it down from the clouds or do We?