Al Isti’aadhah – three aayaat in the Quraan.
The command for al Isti’aadhah before recitation:
فاذا قَرَأتَ القُرآنَ فاستَعِذ بالله مِنَ السَّيطانِ الرَّجِيم
So when you want to recite the Qur’ân, seek refuge with Allâh from Shaitân (Satan), the outcast (the cursed one).
An Nahl 16:98
The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) sought refuge from Shaytaan’s hamzih (asphyxiation or death), nafkhihi (arrogance) and nafthihi (poetry).
al Isti’aadhah cleanses the mouth from the foul speech that it has indulged in, it also purifies it and prepares it to recite the Speech of Allaah.
al Isti’aadhah entails seeking His help, acknowledging His ability to do everything. It affirms the slave worshipper’s meekness, weakness and inability to face the enemy of his inner evil – whom Allaah Alone created this enemy – is able to repel and defeat. The enemy does not accept kindness….
To be continued In Shaa Allaah.
Tidbits from Shaykh Saalih as Suhaymee (hafithahullaah)
1422 Workshop @ Masjid as Sunnatin Nabawiyyah Phila., Pa USA
Translated by Abu Uwais ‘Abdullaah Ahmad (rahimahullaah)