“AN AYAH A DAY KEEPS THE SHAITAAN AWAY”
Bismillah Hir Rahman Nir Raheem.
In the Name of Allah(swt) the Most Merciful and the Most Beneficial”.
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu
AN AYAH A DAY
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ
♻BISMILLAH IS THE FIRST AYAH OF AL-FATIHAH
🏼The Companions started the Book of Allah with Bismillah:
﴿بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـن الرَّحِيمِ ﴾
(1. In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.)
🔹The opinion that Bismillah is an Ayah of every Surah, except Al-Bara’ah (chapter 9), was attributed to the Companions.
🔹In Sahih Al-Bukhari it is recorded that Anas bin Malik (RA) was asked about the recitation of the Prophet (SAW). He said, “His recitation was unhurried.” He then demonstrated that and recited, while lengthening the recitation of Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Rahim.
🔹It is recorded that Umm Salamah (RA) said, “The Messenger of Allah (SAW) used to distinguish each Ayah during his recitation,
🔹Also, the Two Sahihs recorded that Anas bin Malik (RA) said, “I prayed behind the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) , Abu Bakr (RA), `Umar (RA) and `Uthman (RA) and they used to start their prayer with,
﴿الْحَمْدُ للَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَـلَمِينَ ﴾
(All praise and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of all that exists.)
🔹Muslim added, “And they did not mention,
﴿بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ ﴾
(In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful) whether in the beginning or the end of the recitation.These are the opinions held by the respected Imams, and their statements are similar in that they agree that the prayer of those who recite Al-Fatihah aloud or in secret is correct. All the favor is from Allah.
♻BISMALAH IS RECOMMENDED BEFORE PERFORMING ANY DEED
🔹Bismalah (reciting Bismillah) is recommended before starting any action or deed. For instance, Bismalah is recommended before starting a Khutbah (speech). The Basmalah is also recommended before one enters the place where he wants to relieve himself, there is a Hadith concerning this practice. Further, Bismalah is recommended at the beginning of ablution. Also, the Bismalah is recommended before eating, for Muslim recorded in his Sahih that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said to `Umar bin Abi Salamah (RA) while he was a child under his care,(Say Bismillah, eat with your right hand and eat from whatever is next to you.) Some of the scholars stated that Bismalah before eating is obligatory.
🔹Bismalah before having sexual intercourse is also recommended. The Two Sahihs recorded that Ibn `Abbas (RA) said that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
بِسْمِ اللهِ اللَهُمَّ جَنِّبْنَا الشَّيْطَانَ وَجَنِّبِ الشَّيْطَانَ مَا رَزَقْتَنَا،فَإنَّهُ إِنْ يُقَدَّرْ بَيْنَهُمَا وَلَدٌ لَمْ يَضُرَّهُ الشَّيْطَانُ أَبَدًا»
(If anyone of you before having sexual relations with his wife says, ‘In the Name of Allah. O Allah! Protect us from Satan and also protect what you grant us (meaning the coming offspring) from Satan,’ and if it is destined that they should have a child then, Satan will never be able to harm that child.)
And Allah knows Best.