|Learn from this supplication the best way to ask Allah something, which is to begin by praising Him before you immediately ask from Him what you want• My Lord, I ask You for the goodness of this day and of the days that come after it, and I seek refuge in You from the evil of this day and of the days that come after it||In this supplication, we seek refuge in Allah from laziness, so we must avoid this destructive trait, and not be from those who seek refuge in Allah from it with their tongue only, but they are always lazy• This a deserving praise as we are happy and pleased that everything belongs to Him whilst He is the Just and Merciful creator, so we are living in a kingdom ruled by the King with these qualities, and this is something deserving of praise• To Allah belongs the dominion, and to Him is the praise and He is Able to do all things|
|True kingdom belongs to Allah alone|
Finally, we seek refuge in Allah from the punishment of Hellfire, as it is the most severe form of punishment, and from the punishment of the grave, as it is the first type of punishment we could face after we leave this world.4
|To be recited once Brief Commentary• As we seek refuge in Allah from it, and we try to avoid it, we must ensure we seek refuge in Allah and try to avoid all things that prevent us from doing good e||After praising Allah for being our King, we negate any partners for Him, as this is the most complete form of Kingship, in that He is the one true Creator and King, who has no partners, and needs no partners• Since the dominion and the praise belongs exclusively to Him, we remind ourselves of a great reason for this, which is that He is able to do all things• The knowledge of this increases the veneration we have for Allah• Hadith, reported in Sahih Muslim, hadith number 2723|
|After affirming the kingdom belonging to Allah, we praise Him||We seek refuge in Allah from laziness, and helpless old age, as both are preventions from doing good, so we want to save ourselves from anything that stands in the way between us and coming closer to Allah|
Laziness is just an example of something that prevents us from doing good.
|Laziness is something that we have control over that prevents us from doing good, and old age is something that we have no control over that prevents us from doing good, so we seek refuge in Allah from the things that are within our control, as well as those outside our own control• None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner|