I have read that if any person who offers 2 rakat prayers and then reads "HO WAL AWAL O AKHIR O ZAHIR O BATIN ALI KUL SHAYE QADEER" god will fullfill all his prayers.
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i have read that if any person who offers 2 rakat prayers and then reads "HO WAL AWAL O AKHIR O ZAHIR O BATIN ALI KUL SHAYE QADEER" god will fullfill all his prayers what i want to know is wat niyah do we start the prayer with??? do we say that i am performing 2 rakat or something else?
i also want to know if its right to sleep in the direction of the kiblah
pls clear my doubts as soon as possible
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Your Question: i have read that if any person who offers 2 rakat prayers and then reads "HO WAL AWAL O AKHIR O ZAHIR O BATIN ALI KUL SHAYE QADEER" god will fullfill all his prayers
Respected sister in Islam, although the terms themselves are some amongst the Noble and Exclusive Attributes of the Lord Most Majestic, to the best of our knowledge there is no specific mention in the authentic and established books of Sunnah that if one were to offer a two-rakah prayer and recite this phrase, all their supplications will be fulfilled. And Allah Alone Knows Best.
The truth sister is that each and every lawful supplication made by a sincere believer unto his Lord Creator is heard and answered by The Lord; for Allah is indeed All Hearing, All Knowing.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 186:
And if My servants ask you, O Prophet, concerning Me, tell them that I am quite near to them. I hear and answer the prayer of the suppliant, when he calls on Me. So let them respond to My call and believe in Me. (Convey this to them), perhaps they may be guided aright!
The All Knowing, All Wise Allah knows what is good and what is bad for us; therefore, if one asks for something good, Allah will give him/her one of three things:
1. Allah will give the believer what he/she has supplicated for.
2. If what the believer is asking is not good or harmful for the believer in this world, Allah will store it for him for the world of the Hereafter.
3. If what the believer is asking is not good or harmful for the believer in this world, Allah will turn away from the believer an equivalent amount of evil.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2257 Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri
The Prophet (saws) said, "Any Muslim who makes a supplication containing nothing which is sinful, or which involves breaking ties of relationship, will be given for it by Allah one of three things: He will give him swift answer, or store it up for him in the next world, or turn away from him an equivalent amount of evil." Those who heard it said they would then make many supplications and he (saws) replied that Allah was more ready to answer than they were to ask.
Nu'man b. Bashir reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "Verily supplication is worship."
Narrated by Ahmad and Sunan.
Abu Hurairah reported, "The Prophet (saws) said, "Nothing is more dear to Allah than one's supplication to Him.''
Narrated by Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah.
Ibn Mas'ud reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "If any servant of Allah afflicted with distress or grief makes this supplication, his supplication will be accepted: 'O Allah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of your maidservant. My forehead is in Your hand. Your command conceming me prevails, and Your decision concerning me is just. I call upon You by every one of the beautiful names by which You have described Yourself, or which You have revealed in Your book, or have taught anyone of Your creatures, or which You have chosen to keep in the knowledge of the unseen with You, to make the Qur'an the delight of my heart, the light of my breast, and remover of my griefs, sorrows, and afflictions'." A supplication in these words will be answered. Allah will remove one's affliction and replace it with joy and happiness.
Salman reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "Your Lord, the Blessed and the Exalted One, is Modest and Generous, and He loathes to turn away His servant empty-handed when he raises his hands to Him in supplication."
Narrated by Ahmad and Ibn Hibban.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2248 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "There are three whose supplication is not rejected: one who has just ended a fast, a just imam, and one who has been wronged, whose supplication is raised by Allah above the clouds and for which the gates of Heaven are opened. The Lord says, 'I swear by My Might that I shall certainly help you, though it be after some time.'"
Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "Your supplication will be answered if you are not impatient, and if you do not say, 'I supplicated but my supplication was not heard'."
Narrated by Malik.
In light of the above aayah and the various authentic narrations from the Messenger of Allah (saws), it is evident that no supplication to Allah of a sincere believer is ever left unanswered.
Your Question: i also want to know if its right to sleep in the direction of the kiblah
To the best of our knowledge, we have not come across or found any hadith or guidance in the authentic and established Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) whereby the believers are prohibited from sitting or sleeping in a position whereby their feet happen to be in the direction of the qibla, regardless of whether they are in their homes, or the masjids, or even at the Sacred House of Allah in Makkah itself.
One may sit or sleep in any direction one wishes, even if ones feet happen to face towards the Qibla; as there is absolutely no restriction prescribed against it in the Quran or the Sunnah.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,