Shaykh, I’m unemployed, someone told me to repeat: ‘Ya Razzaq’ 111 times before going to bed, is it correct?

If this is your concept of Islam, then you are totally mistaken. In Islam there is no ‘Hocus Pocus’ which when you utter, something magical happens. 

Yes, there are supplications mentioned in the Qur’an and Sunnah, the greatest being the words of Yunus when he was in the belly of the whale:

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنتَ سُبحانَكَ إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ
But these supplications are no ‘Hocus Pocus’, rather they are words carrying deep meaning, and it is the meaning which is most important coupled with the full faith, reliance, and turning of the heart towards Allah in the time of need.
In fact, if a person were to turn to Allah with full sincerity and reliance at the time of need, any sincere words of supplication in any language would be enough to achieve Allah’s mercy and relief. Allah has mentioned time and again that the Makkan pagans used to sincerely call upon him at the time of distress, esp. when at sea, knowing that no one could help them except He, and Allah would respond to their prayers and give them relief. What did they use to say? Which Zikr did they recite for 111 times?    
So if your heart is not turning to Allah, rather to this contact or that link, than parroting some words without them emanating from the bottom of your heart, or at least understanding what you are saying, will be of little, if any, benefit.
Nabeer Nisar sheikh


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