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Is it okay or authentic to recite Allah

Q:

Assalamu Alaikum,

I want to know if it is okay/authentic to recite Allah’s names ( ya Rehman, ya hasib, ya jalil etc.)or a dua or quranic surah to recite upto a certain fixed number of times like 1000 times, 800 times etc. For different benefits or for Hajat (fulfilment of wish). Is there any mention of this kind of practice in prophet Muhammad’s SAW time?
I want to add one more thing who are mowakkil??? I have heard they are spiritual beings like angels or jinns, and can they help us by reciting some duas????

Shukran.

A:

Wa Alaykumussalam

Thank you for your query.

الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَتَطْمَئِنُّ قُلُوبُهُمْ بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ  أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ

Those who believe and whose hearts are set at rest by the remembrance of Allah; now surely by Allah’s remembrance are the hearts set at rest. (Surah Ra’d/28)

 

Some of these orders and Dhikr are taken from hadiths like Tasbih of Hazrat Zahra(as) and some are not based on hadiths rather, it has either come from the religious scholars or according to the numerological number of the specific dhikr. It has come in a riwayat to recite “Ya Rahmanu” 7 times but we will find the dhikr to repeat the certain times, which has not come in ahadith.

Prophet Muhammad(s.a.w.w) said:

ارْبَعٌ لا یُصِیبُهُنَّ الّا مُؤْمِنٌ… وَذِکْرُ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى عَلَى کُلِّ حَال

There are four things that are only given to people who have faith, such as the remembrance of God Almighty in any situation.

This narration did not mention a specific number rather, it is recommended to say it in any situation.

Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him) also said:

مَنْ أَکْثَرَ ذِکْرَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ أَظَلَّهُ اللَّهُ فِى جَنَّتِهِ

The one who recites a lot of Dhikr of Allah, God will place him in the canopy of his paradise

Some believe in reciting Asma al-Husna for every need accordingly to fulfil the need like Al Momin 136 times to stay safe from the evil of jinn and man, Al-Salaam 100 times for healing and…

Numbers for each Asma al-Husna on: www.beytoote.com/religious/daru-manavi/asma-alhsny.html

Asma al-Husna according to numerology:

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One can recite the Asma al-Husna as many times and inshAllah will see the great effects of Allah(swt)’s names.

 

Regarding the second part of your question about the Muwakkils.

This perception that the general public has about the Muwakkil is not true. That is, there was nothing in this sense. There are Jinns and angels but some people think that there is a being who is in charge of human affairs. They take it in a different meaning than Jinn and angel. So basically they take the help of the Jinns or try to have control over Jinns to get their work done. Sometimes it is used to deceive and trap people to earn and sometimes it’s just the imagination. But some believe Mowakkils to be the Jinns.

There is no doubt about the fact that some angels are entrusted to do things by God, God calls angels the planners of affairs and works:

فالمدبرات امرا

Also, according to the Qur’an, some angels are responsible for protecting and paying attention to humans and their actions;

و ان علیكم لحافظین، كراما كاتبین

Indeed, they are guardians over you, honourable ones who are writers

Maybe this group of angels who have responsibilities in the world on behalf of God or are in charge of taking care of man and his actions can be referred to as Muwakkil.

 

Question: What is the Islamic law about overpowering jinn, spirits and devils?

Concise Answer: Getting help from the spirits, jinns and devils and scientific and practical communication with them is said to be magic in etymological and jurisprudential technical terms. According to Quranic, jurisprudential and traditional evidence, sorcery or magic is not in the interest of a person in this world and in the hereafter. The Holy Quran considers magic to be tantamount to disbelief (kufr), infidelity, impiety, misguidance, deprivation from the blessings of the afterworld and promotion of sin and misery.

The religious narrations consider magic as disbelief, rejection of the Quran, shirk (polytheism), deprivation from divine blessings, misguidance, needlessness from divine servitude and a cause for entering Hell, with the magician being considered as the accursed.

The jurisprudents have forbidden magic because of both the verses and traditions as well as the physical, psychological, religious and social harms of magic.

For detailed answer: www.islamquest.net/en/archive/fa468

May Allah(swt) grant you success

Wassalam,

Syed Haider