Tribute to Baraka Khan By:

Sheikh Bilal Khan

Apr 25, 2016

Du’as and Prayers for Brother Iqbal’s Beloved Daughter

Assalamu ‘Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh

There is none worthy of worship but Allah (S.W.T.) and Muhammad (S.A.W.) is his final messenger!

We surely belong to Allah and to Him we shall return (Surah al Baqarah, Al Qur’an, 2/156)

With the Name of Allah and according to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) (Abu Dawud, 3/314).

Surely, Allah takes what is His, and what He gives is His, and to all things He has appointed a time so have patience and be rewarded (Bukhari, 2/80; Muslim, 2/636).

O Allah, forgive Baraka and elevate her station among those who are guided. Send her along the path of those who came before, and forgive us and her, O Lord of the worlds. Enlarge for her her grave and shed light upon her in it (Muslim, 2/634).

O Allah, forgive her and have mercy on her and give her strength and pardon her. Be generous to her and cause her entrance to be wide and wash her with water and snow and hail. Cleanse her of her transgressions as white cloth is cleansed of stains. Give her an abode better than her home… Take her into Paradise and protect her from the punishment of the grave and from the punishment of Hell-fire (Muslim, 2/663).

O Allah forgive our living and our dead, those who are with us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our menfolk and our womenfolk. O Allah, whomever you give life from among us give them life in Islam, and whomever you take way from us take them away in Faith. O Allah, do not forbid us their reward and do not send us astray after them (Ibn Majah, 1/480; Ahmad, 2/368).

O Allah, surely Baraka daughter of Iqbal is under Your protection, and in the rope of Your security, so save her from the trial of the grave and from the punishment of the Fire. You fulfill promises and grant rights, so forgive her and have mercy on her. Surely You are Most Forgiving, Most Merciful (Abu Dawud, 3/211; Ibn Majah, 1/251).

O Allah, Your female slave and the child of Your slave is in need of Your mercy, and You are not in need of her torment. If she was pious then increase her rewards and if she was a transgressor then pardon her (Al Hakim, 1/359).

O Allah, forgive her. O Allah, strengthen her (Abu Dawud, 3/315; Al Hakim, 1/370).

May Allah have mercy on the first of us and the last of us (Muslim, 2/671; Ibn Majah, 1/494).

Bukhari and Muslim reported that when the Prophet (S.A.W.) mourned the death of his son Ibrahim (R.A.), He said, ‘My eyes are tearful. My heart is full of anguish, but we will say only what pleases our Lord. O Ibrahim, your loss filled us with sorrow.’

Caliph Umar bin Al-Khattab (R.A.) used to say, ‘Everyday we are told that so and so has just died. One day it will be said, ‘Omar has died.’

Caliph Umar bin Abdul Aziz (R.A.) used to say, ‘A person who is not separated from Adam by a living father, is indeed deep-rooted in death.’

The pious predecessor Hasan Al-Basri (R.A.) said, ‘Oh son of Adam, you are nothing but mere days. Whenever a day passes away, a part of you passes away.’ He also said, ‘Allah ordained that the ultimate resting place of believers will be paradise, no less.’

Malik bin Dinar (student of Hasan Al-Basri) (R.A.) said, ‘The wedding of the one who fears Allah, is the Day of Judgment.’

A poet once said:
Offering condolences, we trust not living long
The manners of this religion we follow along
The consoled and the consoling may live today
Tomorrow though, they‘ll vanish away.
A suitable poem in this regard:
We die and live every night and day
One day we will die and move away

I end with the words of the great commentator of Hadith, Imam Al-Nawawi (R.A.) (Kitab al-Athkar), ‘May Allah magnify your reward, make better your solace and forgive your deceased’.

May Allah (S.W.T.) grant Baraka all the success that the Prophet (S.A.W.) prayed for through the various stages of the Hereafter and may He protect Baraka from all the trials and torments that the Prophet (S.A.W.) sought protection and refuge from through the various stages of the Hereafter. Aameen

Brother Iqbal, may Allah re-unite you and your family with Baraka in Jannah al Firdaus and may He grant you all Sabr Jameel. Aameen

Your brother

Bilal Ahmed Khan, London (UK)
18 Rajab 1437 AH
Monday 25 April 2016