Repeating kalima 70000 times
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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I have been suffering from stress, anxiety problems for last 6 months and bad thoughts keep coming up in my mind like i will get unconcious and fall down i asked the imam in mosque about it and he adviced me to pray Qul aauzu bi rabbi naas and Qul aauzu bi rabbi falak it has helped me a lot. But i want to get rid of it forever what should i do. I will tell you how did it start my grandmother expired last year and when i went to her grave on the night of shabe barat i thought about what would be if i was there in the grave. i have commited so many wrong things but from that day everyday i am improving and for last 2 months i have started praying 5 times a day and i have learned new ayats and istigfars (i have commited spelling mistakes in arabic words i hope u understand). One of my friend had told me that one who says our kalma 70,000 times hells fire wont come near him i have started praying this and i want to give it to my aunty, grandmothers and fathers and uncle who are no more. can you calarify is this true about praying kalma 70,000 times. I have so many more question to ask but i beleive others should also get a chance to ask so i will leave it till next time.
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Repeating kalima 70000 times
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Q-1: But i want to get rid of it forever what should i do.
Reciting the 113th and 114th Surah of the Quran (Surah Al-Falaq and Surah An-Naas) are the best remedies for seeking refuge in Allah Subhanah from all sorts and types of evils.
The best thing to do would be to get closer to Allah Subhanah, and be constant in your supplication to Him and Him Alone. Keep your trust and faith in Allah Subhanah, remember Him as often as you can, and fear Him as He Alone deserves to be feared. You must realize that no anxiety, no stress, and no problems can even come close to you, without the Will and Permission of Allah Subhanah. If your anxiety or stress or problems do persist, you must realize that they are no more than a trial from Allah Subhanah! Be patient, trust Allah, and seek help only from the Merciful Lord; for Allah loves those who are patient and steadfast in their trials.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 155-157:
155 Be sure that We shall test you with something of fear, and hunger, some loss in goods or lives, or the fruits (of your toil); but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere.
156 Who when afflicted with calamity, say: "To Allah we belong and to Him is our return."
157 They are those on whom (descend) blessings from Allah and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive guidance.
Q-2: One of my friend had told me that one who says our kalma 70,000 times hells fire wont come near him i have started praying this and i want to give it to my aunty, grandmothers and fathers and uncle who are no more. can you calarify is this true about praying kalma 70,000 times.
The kalima or testimony of faith that there is no god worthy of worship except Allah Subhanah Alone, and that Mohamed (saws) is the Messenger of Allah, is a covenant that a believing slave of Allah Subhanah makes with the Merciful Lord. Anyone who declares this testimony, even only once, enters into a covenant with the All-Mighty Lord and into the fold of Islam.
One may recite this kalima as often as one wants; but there is absolutely no evidence in the Quran and Sunnah that if one recites this testimony 70,000 times or any n number of times, the fire of Hell will not come near him! And when Allah and His Messenger (saws) have not given or ordained a number for the recitation of something, we have no right to declare the number of repetition from ourselves!
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.850 Narrated by Muadh bin Jabal
While I was riding behind the Prophet (saws) and between me and him there was only the back of the saddle, he (saws) said, "0 Mu'adh!" I replied, "Labbaik, 0 Allah's Messenger (saws), and Sa'daik!". He (saws) said, "Do you know what is Allah's right upon his slave?" I said, "Allah and His Messenger (saws) know best." He (saws) said, "Allah's right upon his slaves is that they should worship Him Alone and not worship anything else besides Him." Then he (saws) proceeded for a while and then said, "O Muadh bin Jabal!" I replied, "Labbaik, O Allah's Messenger (saws), Sa'daik!" He (saws) said, "Do you know what is the right of the slaves upon Allah if they do that?" I replied, "Allah and His Messenger (saws) know best." He (saws) said, "The right of the slaves upon Allah is that He will not punish them (if they do that)."
The fire of Hell will not touch the person who declares and sincerely fulfils the covenant he has made with Allah Subhanah through the kalima or testimony of faith; even if he recited the kalima only once in his lifetime!
But even if one recited the kalima millions of times, but did not fulfil the covenant of the kalima and associated others with Allah Subhanah; his million recitations of the kalima will not save him from the Hell Fire!
Thus in conclusion, one may recite the kalima as often as one wants; but there is absolutely no evidence from the Quran and Sunnah to the claim that one who recites the kalima 70,000 times will be saved from the Hell Fire!
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,