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Supplicatory Prayer (Based on Imam al-Haddad’s Poem)

Salam

Please find below a supplicatory prayer I wrote a short time back based primarily (but not wholly) on a well known poem of Imam al-Haddad (see image above). Recitors will find that they should be able to sing this according to the tune of the Arabic version.

O Lord we have admitted
to sins we have committed
to You we have submitted
our hopes in Your Mercy

O Lord grant us repentance
coupled with Your acceptance
and free us from dependence
From all of the creation

O Lord grant us a veiling
which will protect us failing
a day of Your prevailing
upon all Your deniers

O Lord grant us admission
to blessings You have given
of health and wealth provision
raining upon your servants

O Lord protect our household
the elderly and young folk
for ever more our stronghold
and in Paradise unite us

O Lord grant Your protection
And ward off the affliction
With ease from all restriction
The homes of the believers

O Lord bestow Your favours
upon our friends and neighbours
and everyone who labours
to serve your creation

O Lord Your peace and blessings
Until the leaves and birds sing
Upon the light that guides us
Muhammad and companions

Hanbalis and Cat Food

Salam

This last year I undertook some studies of hanbali fiqh of worship via listening to recorded lessons, reading with a teacher in Kuwait over skype and corresponding with teachers in Saudi Arabia regarding specific issues. Coming from a hanafi background it has been a breath of fresh air for me, and teaching the rules of purification from a primer on hanbali fiqh did help to consolidate what I had learned. InshAllah from time to time I will be posting some answers here relating to the hanbali school and any details of any recorded lessons.

Cat Food in the Hanbali School

A question was asked regarding the purchase of pet food containing haram meat to feed a cat. The answer below is based on a response provided by Shaykh Salih al-Asmari (a talented athari Hanbali scholar based in Saudi Arabia):

There are two aspects to this question:

First: the sale transaction of something which is classified as impure such as pork, the madhab position is that this sale transaction is not permitted.

Second: the use of something regarded as impure in sacred law or haram meat to feed a cat, there are two opinions mentioned in al-Furu (6/272), namely the permissibility and impermissibility of doing so.

Wassalam

Saleh