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Treasure From The Treasures Of Paradise
Al-Bukhari recorded a report from Abu Musa al-Ash'ari (may Allah be pleased with him)who narrated that the Messenger of Allah said, "The example of a person who makes dhikr of his Lord and a person who does not, is like that of a living and a dead person."
Making dhikr (remembrance of Allah) has a lofty place in the Din of Islam and is inherently inscribed in the souls of the believers; for it is from the greatest acts of worship and provides enumerable fruits and benefits in this life and the next. Dhikr is distinguished with many virtues through its perfect meanings, beautiful phrasings and comprehensiveness that contains the depth of meaning and incorporating all types of goodness. Its wordings are concise while reflecting great reward, is easy to remember and pronounce possessing tangible effects on the body and soul.
From such great adhkar the Prophet used to consistently make and encourage others regarding it, is the Hawqala, or the saying of ‘La Hawla wa la Quwwata illa Billah’. This remembrance has merits and virtues none but Allah fully encompasses - the meanings and implications of which, lead to certainty and solace through strengthening ones faith and connection with Allah. This special dhikr is of such importance that the author(may Allah preserve him) saw the need to single it out in this short treatise, entitling it, "The Hawqala: Its meanings, virtues, and creedal implications". It is hoped Muslims will focus their efforts in meaningfully utilizing this phrase and making it a regular feature of their every day lives, along with other types of remembrances of Allah.
Abdur- Razzaq bin Abdul- Muhsin al-Abbaad (born 22 Dhu al-Qa’dah 1382H in Zulfi, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) is a prominent cleric in Saudi Arabia who is a regular lecturer at Al-Masjid an-Nabawee, Madeenah, Saudi Arabia. He is the son of the senior scholar, Shaykh Abdul-Muhsin bin Hamd al-Abbaad.
His full name is Abdur-Razzaq bin Abdil Muhsin bin Hamd bin Abdil Muhsin bin Abdillah bin Hamd bin ‘Umanman Al Abbad Alu Badr. As for Al Abbad being laqb from his great-grandfather, Abdullah bin Hamd. While Alu Badr is a reference to the descendants of the Alu Jalas from the ‘Utrah’ tribe one of the Al-‘Ananiyah tribes. His grandmother was the daughter of Sulaiman bin ‘Abdullah Alu Badr.
He was born on 22/11/1382 H in Zulfi village (300 km north of Riyadh), Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia. He grew up in this village and learned to read at a school where he was raised by his own father. His father, Shaykh Abdul- Muhsin Al- Abbaad, is a great scholar of hadeeth who has been recognized by his scholars in this age.
Education and teachers
He studied at the university level especially in the field of ‘Aqeedah until he received his doctorate. He also obtained knowledge from Saudi Arabia’s great scholars, including:
- His father, the al-Allaamah Shaykh ‘Abdul- Muhsin al-Abbaad hafizhahullaah
- Al-Allaamah Ash Shaykh ‘Abdul’ Azeez bin Baaz rahimahullah
- Al-Allaamah Ash Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen rahimahullah
- Shaykh “Alee Naasir Faqeehee hafizhahullaah
- Shaykh ‘Abdullaah al-Ghunaimaan hafizhahullaah
He is one of the teaching team of ‘Aqeedah in the Islamic University of Madeenah, Saudi Arabia. Shaykh Abdur-Razzaq al-Badr is also one of the scholars appointed by the government to be a permanent teacher at Al-Masjid an-Nabawee.