how to perform fatiha at home


Method of doing Fatiha as practiced by Ala Hazrat (radiAllahu’anhu)
-Recite once:
Surah Fatiha
-Then recite once:
Ayat ul Kursi
-Then recite 3 times:
Surah Ikhlaas

Then make Du’a like this:
(You can make this Du’a in the language
you prefer, Arabic, Urdu, Creol, or any
language which you are comfortable

O Allah ! Grant us reward, not according
to our pathetic worships but according to
your immense mercy, for whatever has
been recited (if there is food present then
you can say: “and for the food that has
been prepared), rather, for every weak and incomplete act of worship that we
have performed up to this day, and send
it as nazr (gift) on behalf of ourselves to
the court of Your Beloved (swallallahu
‘alayhi wa sallam) . For the sake of our
Prophet (swallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) send it to the presence of all the
honourable Prophets
(‘alayhimussalaam) , all the blessed
Companions , and all the noble Saints as
nazr (gift). For the sake of our Prophet
(swallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) send the reward to every Muslim human and jinn
that have lived between now and the
time of Sayyiduna Adam (‘alayhissalaam)
and those that will come until the day of
judgement. (During this you can mention
the name of any Saint that you want to mention specifically. Send the reward to
your parents, other relatives and your
Murshid (spiritual guide), because
mentioning the names of deceased
people pleases them.) Then finish the Dua
as normal (if you had placed small portions of each type of food and water
in front of yourself, pour it back into the
other food and water).

Note: Eesaal e Sawaab is only for
deceased people, like we normally do for
our parents and relatives. Nazr (gift) can
be sent to both deceased and alive
It is the duty of every Mureed that he should send Nazr to his Spiritual Guide.


A Very Beautiful Article on Nazr & Eesaal e Sawaab

The blessings of Dua (supplication)

The Holy Prophet has said, ‘The people of my ummah will enter their graves carrying the burden of their sins but when they rise from them they will be sinless because their sins would have been forgiven due to the Dua of the believers.’ (Tabarani Awsat, V1, P509, Hadith 1879)


Waiting for someone to send reward

The Holy Prophet has stated, ‘A deceased in his grave is like a drowning man, he waits impatiently for his father’s, mothers, brother’s, or friends Dua to reach him and when it does reach him he treasures it more than anything else in the world. Allah gives the deceased the reward that is gifted to him by his relatives in the form of mountains. The gift of the living to the dead is ‘to ask for their forgiveness’. (Baihaqi Shu’ubul Imaan, V6, P203, Hadith 7905, Dar-ul- Kutubul Ilmiyyah Beirut)


Excellence of praying for someone’s forgiveness

Hadith: ‘One who prays for the forgiveness of all believing men and women, Allah will write a good deed in exchange for each believing man and woman’. (Majma-uz-zawaid, V10, P352, Hadith 17598)


Bright garments

One saint saw his deceased brother in a dream and asked, ‘Does the Dua of the living reach the dead?’ he replied, ‘Yes (they do), they reach us in the form of bright garments that we then wear’. (Sharhus sudoor, P305)


Bright tray

When anyone sends the reward of good deeds to a deceased person, Jibra’eel places them in a bright tray and stands with it at the grave and says, ‘Oh dweller of this grave! Your family members have sent a gift, accept it’. On hearing this he becomes happy but the dwellers of the other graves feel grieved for being deprived of such a blessing. (Sharhus sudoor, P308)


Being deprived of blessings in one’s provisions

‘A man’s provisions are cut off when he stops praying for his parents.’ (Kanzul Ummal, V16, P201, Hadith 45548, Dar-ul-Kutubul Ilmiyyah Beirut)


Shrouds in pieces

The Prophet of Allah , Hazrat’e Sayyiduna Armiya once passed by the graves of some people who were being punished. A year later he passed by the same graves but saw that the punishment was no more. He asked Allah to tell him why the punishment had stopped. He was told, ‘Oh Armiya! I pitied them because their shrouds had torn to pieces, their hair was messy and their graves were destroyed, pitying such people is something I (often) do’. (Sharhus sudoor, P313, Dar-ul- Kutubul Ilmiyyah Beirut)


Reward according to the number of deceased

One who recites Sura Ikhlas in a graveyard and sends its reward to the dead will be rewarded for each and every dead person. (Kashful Khifa, V2, P371, mu’assasatur risala Beirut)


The dead will intercede

The Holy Prophet has stated that if someone passes by a cemetery and recites Sura Fatihah, Sura Ikhlas and Sura Takathur and then does Dua, ‘Oh Allah ! Send the reward of whatever I have recited to the believing men and women’, then those buried in that cemetery will intercede for him on the day of judgement. (Sharhus sudoor, P311)


Reward of Sura Ikhlas

Hazrat’e Sayyiduna Hammad Makki said, ‘One night I slept in the graveyard of Makka-tul- Mukarrama, I saw the bodies (alive and) standing in circles in the graveyard, I thought it was the day of judgement, they told me that it was not and that in actual fact they were distributing the reward for reciting Sura Ikhlas that a Muslim brother had sent to them and they said that it had been a year since they had started to distribute it amongst themselves’. (Sharhus sudoor baab fi qira’atul Qur’an lil mayyit, P312)

It can also be sent to living people as well the deceased, in fact even to those who are not yet born.

(If one eats with the intention of developing strength in order to worship with ease and comfort then this act of consuming food will earn him reward, therefore) it would be good to send the reward for eating each meal every time you consume food (to anyone you please). For example, when eating breakfast one could say to himself, ‘May the reward of this breakfast reach The Holy Prophet and through his mediation, every other Noble Prophet swallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam ‘, and when eating lunch one could say, ‘May the reward of the food that I have eaten (or will eat) reach Sayyiduna Ghous-e-Azam radiAllahu ‘anhu and every other Saint ‘, and when having one’s evening meal one could think to himself, ‘May the reward of the food that I am about to eat reach Imam-e- AhleSunnat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan radiAllahu’anhu and every other Muslim man and woman’.

Sending the reward is acceptable both before and after eating.


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