Once, Aisha was with the Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) and he was sick with a high fever, in great pain.

Aisha remarked at how painful and difficult this was, even for her to watch.

The Prophet alla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) remarked,

“O Aisha! Do you not know that Allah makes matters difficult for the believer so that all of his sins may be forgiven?”

[Ibn Sa'd; authentic]

So remember that when life gets tough, the reward for being patient is immense. Always remember the purpose of such tests: to raise our ranks and forgive our sins. And know that the trials of this world are infinitely easier than the trials of the next, and the joys of the next world are infinitely better than the joys of this world.

Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radhiallaho anho):
Allah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu `alaihi wasallam) said: : He who called (people to righteousness, there would be reward (assured) for him like the rewards of those who adhered to it, without their rewards being diminished in any respect. And he who called (people) to error, he shall have to carry (the burden) of its sin, like those who committed it, without their sins being diminished in any respect.

Sahih Muslim Number 647


On the authority of son of Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them both), from the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), among the sayings he related from his Lord (glorified and exalted be He) is that He said:

“Allah has written down the good deeds and the bad ones. Then He explained it [by saying that] he who has intended a good deed and has not done it, Allah writes it down with Himself as a full good deed, but if he has intended it and has done it, Allah writes it down with Himself as from ten good deeds to seven hundred times, or many times over.


But if he has intended a bad deed and has not done it, Allah writes it down with Himself as a full good deed, but if he has intended it and has done it, Allah writes it down as one bad deed. “


It was related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar(Radhiallaho anho):
Allah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said:

The names dearest to Allah are Abdullah and AbdurRahman.

Sahih Muslim Number 5315

The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah is the day of ‘Arafah, since it is on this day that the pilgrims gather at the mountain plain of ‘Arafah, praying and supplicating to their Lord.

It is mustahabb (highly recommended) for those who are not pilgrims to fast on this day, since the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was asked about fasting on the day of ‘Arafah, so he said, It expiates the sins (Minor) of the past year and the coming year.

[Muslim (no. 1162)]


Imaam at-Tirmidhee (d.275H, rahimahullaah) said: “The People of Knowledge consider it recommended to fast on the day of ‘Arafah, except for those at ‘Arafah.” [Muslim (no. 1348)]

When should we say Ameen and when In sha Allah?


The hadith is as follows: …


The Prophet [salAllahu alayhi wa salam] said: “Let not any one of you say, ‘O Allaah, forgive me if You will, O Allaah, have mercy on me if You will.’ Let him be resolute in the matter, whilst knowing that no one can compel Allaah to do anything.”

[Saheeh Bukhari and Muslim]


The topic I was reading through suggested that the meaning of this is not to say inshaAllah at the end of a dua, as one should be certain that Allah swt will answer his/her prayers. In addition to this, saying inshaAllah is affirming the obvious, saying ‘Oh Allah, give me this, if you will’.


So, If you are making dua, then no, you don’t say insha’Allah, whether it is at the end of salah or in any other time. It is wrong to do so, not just unecessary. You say Ameen at end of a dua.


As for the wish. There is nothing wrong with saying “I hope to see you tomorrow, in sha’Allah” after you’ve invited someone and are expecting them to come because it is not the same as a dua.


If you plan on doing something, say in sha’Allah, just like Allah commands “Nor say of anything, ‘I shall be sure to do so and so tomorrow’ without adding, ‘Insha’Allah’” (18:23-24)




I am going to the zoo tomorrow, in sha’Allah (YES)


Oh Allah, grant me righteous children, insha’Allah (NO) this is when you should say Ameen.


Allah knows best.

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