Explanation of Hadeeth Radheetu Billaah

Ml Yusuf Laher


حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو سَعِيدٍ الْأَشَجُّ حَدَّثَنَا عُقْبَةُ بْنُ خَالِدٍ عَنْ أَبِي سَعْدٍ سَعِيدِ بْنِ الْـمَرْزُبَانِ عَنْ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ عَنْ ثَوْبَانَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: مَنْ قَالَ حِينَ يُمْسِي (رَضِيتُ بِاللَّهِ رَبًّا وَبِالْإِسْلَامِ دِينًا وَبِمُحَمَّدٍ نَبِيًّا) كَانَ حَقًّا عَلَى اللَّهِ أَنْ يُرْضِيَهُ (سنن الترمذي - (ج 11 / ص 249)

Sayyidina Thaubaan narrates that Rasulullah said: Whoever recites the above-mentioned Du’aa in the evening, it is a right upon Allah that He (Allah) pleases him. (Tirmidhi)


The Du’aa:


رَضِيتُ بِاللَّهِ رَبًّا وَبِالْإِسْلَامِ دِينًا وَبِمُحَمَّدٍ نَبِيًّا

I am pleased with Allah as (my) Lord, with Islam as (my) religion, and with Mohammed as (my) Messenger.


To be pleased with Allah as Lord means to accept that He is the One Allah who created us and cares for us, and we are pleased with all His decisions at all times. 


To be pleased with Islam means that we accept Islam as the chosen religion of Allah for us, we happily accept all the laws of Islam, and we practice on it to the best of our ability. 


To be pleased with Nabi Mohammed as the messenger means that although we accept all the other messengers of Allah as true messengers, we believe Nabi Mohammed to be the final messenger of Allah. He was chosen as the final messenger and was a practical guide of Islam to us. It is our duty to follow in his footsteps. The person who follows him will become the beloved of Allah. 


If a person has these three qualities in him, Allah will become pleased with him and grant him so much reward that the person will also become happy and pleased. May Allah Ta’aala grant us all this type of belief, Aameen. 


We are very fortunate to be among the Ummah of Nabi Mohammed . This Ummah is the most blessed and our Nabi is the most beloved of Allah. According to the Ahaadeeth, he will be the leader of mankind on the Day of Qiyaamah. He will be the first person to intercede on the Day of Qiyaamah and his intercession will be the first to be accepted. In addition, he will be the Nabi with the most followers. How fortunate we are that we are his followers. We will benefit from his intercession, Inshaa Allah. The door of Jannah will be opened first for him. People from this Ummah will be the first to enter Jannah. 


However, remember, all these benefits depend on love and obedience to Rasulullah . Love for the Nabi is love for Allah. If we truly love Allah, then we will not hesitate to love and obey Rasulullah

It is our duty to recite Salawaat on Rasulullah regularly and in abundance. We should always say Sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam when hearing or taking his blessed name. 


Hold firmly on to the Sunnah and become the beloved of Allah Ta’aala and His Rasool . May Allah guide us towards His eternal pleasure. Aameen.     


رَبَّنّا تّوّفَّنّا مُسْلِمـاً وَّ اَلْـحِقْنَا بالصَّالِـحِيْنَ   

O Allah! Grant us our death as Muslims, and join us with the pious ones.