Summary of Letter:

Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

Please advise me of any practice to acquire barakah and increase in sustenance.

Summary of Reply:

 Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Brother / Sister

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

Between the sunnats and fardh of Fajr Salaah recite Surah Fatihah forty-one times, together with Bismillah each time. Recite Durood Shareef eleven times before and after as well. Ask your children to also do the same. Insha Allah, Allah Ta`ala will grant you barakah. (Maktoobaat, vol 5, pg 78)

Translators note: It is the experience of numerous pious elders that the above practice brings great barakah. It is nevertheless also imperative that, together with these practices, one does not create any barriers between oneself and the blessings of Allah Ta’ala. The greatest barrier is sin. One should therefore make sincere tawba (repent) and fulfil all one’s Deeni obligations. The mercy of Allah Ta’ala will then engulf one.