Category Archives: Dua(s)
Different Duas and Adhkars
Praise Allah(Swt) first:
Fadala ibn ‘Ubayd said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, heard a man making supplication in his prayer without glorifying Allah Almighty or praying for blessing on the Prophet. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘This one was in a hurry.’ Then he called him and said to him – or to someone else – “When one of you prays, he should begin by glorifying his Lord, glory be to Him! and praising Him, and then pray for blessing on the Prophet. Then he should ask for anything else he wants afterwards.'”[Abu Dawud and at-Tirmidhi]
The Best of Supplication:
The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘The best of supplications is the supplication on the day of ‘Arafah and the best which I and the Prophets before me have said: “Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul-mulk wa lahul-hamd wa huwa ala kulli shayin qadeer” ‘None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, alone, without partner. To Him belongs all praise and sovereignty and He is over all things omnipotent.’ [Authenticated by Sheikh al-Albaani (may Allaah have mercy on him)]✍✔
This coming Friday (9 Dhil Hijjah / 3rd Oct) represents one of THE most amazing opportunities a believer could ask for. Not only are we in the best 10 days of the year, Friday will represent the best of these 10 days, it will also be the best day of the week; within it it will also contain the best hour for making dua, and to top it all off, many… will also be fasting!
As for the day of Arafaah:
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There is no day on which Allaah frees more people from the Fire than the Day of ‘Arafaah. He comes close and expresses His pride to the angels, saying, ‘What do these people want?’”
As for fasting on the day of Arafaah for those not performing Hajj:
The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked about fasting on the Day of ‘Arafaah. He said, “It expiates for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year.” Narrated by Muslim.
As for the du’aa of the fasting person:
Our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There are three prayers that are not rejected: the prayer of a father for his child, the prayer of the fasting person and the prayer of the traveller.”
As for Du’aa in sa’at al-Istijabah on Friday:
Jâbir (may Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Prophet Sall Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “Friday is comprised of twelve hours. There is one in which a Muslim who asks Allah for something will have it granted to him. Seek it in the last hour after `Asr.”
My dear brothers and sisters, Allah alone knows whether we will ever get this opportunity again or not. Prepare for it from now. Make a list of du’aas you want to make and spend the final hour before Maghrib this coming Friday sincerely pleading to Allah. This IS one of THE best opportunities we may get for a while.
by : Islamic Knowledge Team
List of Contents: 001 – Dua (supplication) 002 – The Merit Of Making Dua 003 – Best Times To Make Dua 004 – Glorfication Of Allah 005 – Thanking Allah 006 ……………….
ALLAHU AKBAR (1 TIME)
Allah is the Greatest
[Ref : – Sahih Bukhari, tirmidhi, ahmad, Muslim]
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: I used to recognize the completion of the prayer of the Prophet by hearing takbir. (Sahih Bukhari, Book #12, Hadith #803
DUA # 2 :
Astaghfirullaah ( 3 times minimum )
Oh Allah forgive me
[Ref: Muslim 1/414 or Muslim,Book #004, Hadith #1226)] Read the rest of this entry
Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd yuhyi wa yumeet wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer
Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd yuhyi wa yumeet wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer*
* = 1 time after every fardh prayer, except Maghrib and Fajr wherein this has to be recited 10 times)
There is no God but Allaah alone, with no partner or associate, His is the Dominion and to Him be praise, He gives life and gives death, and He has power over all things
[Reference: Muslim 1/418, Ahmad, At-Tirmithi 5/515, Ahmad 4/227. See its checking in Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah’s Zddul-Ma’ad 1/300] Read the rest of this entry
لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ”.
Subhaanallaahi, walhamdu lillaahi wallaahu ‘Akbar ( 33 times)
سُبْحَانَ الله Subanhallah (33 times)
الْحَمِدُ للهِ Alhumdulillah (33 times)
اللهَ اَكْبَر Allahu Akbar (33 times)
After you complete the above (i.e 33+33+33 = 99 times) then say :
Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamduwa Huwa ‘alaa kulli shay’in Qadeer
Whoever says ‘Glory be to Allah’ (Subhana’llah) thirty- three times and ‘Allah is Greater’ (Allahu akbar) thirty-three times and ‘Praise be to Allah’ (al-hamdu lillah) thirty-three times, and seals the hundred with ‘There is no god but Allah, alone without any partner. The Kingdom and praise belong to Him and He has power over everything’ (La ilaha illa’llah, wahdahu la sharika lah, lahu’l mulku wa lahu’l hamd, wa huwa ala kulli shay’in qadir) after every prayer will have his wrong actions forgiven him even if they are abundant as the foam on the sea.”
[Ref: Muwatta Malik Book 15, Hadith 22, Bukhaari, Muslim 1/418, and Others]
رَبَّنا فَاغفِر لَنا ذُنوبَنا وَكَفِّر عَنّا سَيِّـٔاتِنا وَتَوَفَّنا مَعَ الأَبرارِ
Rabbana faghfirlana thunoobanaa wa kaffir anna sayyi aatinaa wa tawaffanaa ma alabraar
[Holy Quran, Surah AL-IMRAN,verse 193]
”Our Lord ! we have sinned against ourselves and unless You grant us forgiveness and bestow Your mercy upon us ,we shall most certainly be lost”
رَبَّنا ظَلَمنا أَنفُسَنا وَإِن لَم تَغفِر لَنا وَتَرحَمنا لَنَكونَنَّ مِنَ الخٰسِرينَ
Rabbana thalamna anfusana wa in lam taghfirlana watar hamna lana koonanna minal khasireen
[HOLY QURAN, SURAH AL-A`RAF ,VERSE 23]
All you have to do is make dua before Maghrib! Note: It’s NOT ‘Salat’ (prayer), it’s Sa’at (time) of istijabah (response).
Jâbir (may Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Prophet Sall Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “Friday is comprised of twelve hours. There is one in which a Muslim who asks Allah for something will have it granted to him. Seek it in the last hour after `Asr.”
[Sunan Abî Dâwûd (1048), Sunan al-Nasâ’î (1389) and Mustadrak al-Hâkim(1032)]
Bismillaahi, tawakkaltu ‘alallaahi, wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata ‘ illaa billaah.
In the Name of Allah, I have placed my trust in Allah, there is no might and no power except by Allah.
By Shaykh Muhammad Jebril | Translated by Shazia Ahmad
Many of us spend a good portion of our Ramadan nights with our hands raised in du`a’ (supplication), listening to the heart-felt words of our imam or shaykh calling on Allah in the witr prayer. For those of us who don’t speak Arabic, it is a time when we often long to understand the meaning of the words being said with such evident intensity and feeling. It is for this reason that we would like to present a beautiful du`a’ of Shaykh Muhammad Jebril of Cairo, Egypt – said at the completion of his recitation of the Qur’an in Ramadan1 – accompanied by an English translation. Read the rest of this entry
Laylatul Qadr Du’ā:
اللَّهُمَّ اِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘anni
O Allah, You are Oft-Pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.
Aisha (RA) said: “I asked the Prophet(S), ‘O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?’ He said: ‘Say: O Allah, You are Oft-Pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.’”
[Ahmad, Ibn Majah, Tirmidhi]
::♥::RAMADAN is The Month of Duáas::♥::
Amazing duáa from the hadeeth to fight off sadness, anxiety, worry, weakness, laziness, debt, miserliness…e.t.c….So what are you waiting for…? Memorize & recite all the time!
From Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri (May Aallah be pleased with him) who narrated that: “The Prophet (sallAllahu alyhi wasallam) entered into the Masjid one day and found therein a man among the Ansar (the helpers of Islam) by the name Abu Umamah and he (the prophet) asked him: ‘O Abu Umamah, why do I see you sitting down in the Masjid when it is not prayer time?’. He (Abu Umamah) replied: ‘O prophet of Allah, I have been inflicted with anxieties and burden of debts’. Then the prophet (sallAllahu ‘alyhi wasallam) said: “shall I teach you a statement, when you say it, Allah will relieve you of your anxieties and settle for you your debts?’, he (Abu umamah) said: ‘O yes the prophet of Allah’. He (the prophet) said: ‘when you wake up either in the morning or in the evening, say:
‘O Allah , I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and being overpowered by men’. Abu Umamah said that ‘I did all this recommendation of the prophet and Allah eased me of my anxieties and burden of debt.'”
(Collected by Abu Dawud)
Any Muslim who supplicates Allah with a supplication that does not contain any sin or cutting off of family relations, Allah will give him one of three things for it:
1. Either He will speedily answer his du’a
2. or He will save it for him until the Hereafter
3. or He will avert something bad from him equal to the value of his du’a.
1. Faithfulness to Allah
2. To start with thanking Allah and praising Him and then giving salat on the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) and ending the du’a with the same
The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said:’When one of you has prayed, then let him begin with praising Allah and Glorifying Him, then let him pray upon the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam). After that, he may make any du’a that he wishes'[Ahmad, abu Dawud, at-Tirmidhi, – sahih, narrated by Fadalah ibn Ubayd]
3. To ask Allah by His Names and Attributes
Allah Ta’ala says,”And to Allah belongs the beautiful names, so invoke Him by them.”[7:180]
Buraidah reported that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) heard a man saying, ‘O Allah! I ask You, I bear witness that there is no god but You, the One, the As-Samad (the One upon Whom all creatures depend). He begets not, nor was He begotten; and there is none like unto Him.’ The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said,’You have asked Allah by His Greatest Name. When one asks Him by this name, He gives, what one desires, and when supplicated by this name He answers.’
[reported by abu Dawud and at-Tirmidhi, who regard it a sound hadith]
Ibn Mas’ud (radiAllahu anhu) said, ‘Allah does not accept du’a from the conceited, the one who flaunts and the one who is not serious, (He accepts only) from a person who praises and asks from his heart.’
4. Raising One’s Hands
Abu Musa al-Ash’ari narrated:’The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) made the du’a, and I saw him raise his hands, until I could see the whiteness of his armpits’
[Sahih al-Bukhari #4323]
Ibn Umar narrated:’The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) raised his hands and said:’O Allah! I ask your protection for what Khalid had done!'[Sahih al-Bukhari #4339]
Salman al-Farsi narrated that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said:’Indeed, Allah is Shy and Beneficent. His is Shy when His servant raises his hands to Him (in a du’a) to return them empty, disappointed!’
[Ahmad, abu Dawud #1488, at-Tirmidhi #3556, ibn Majah #3865 and others]
Ibn ‘Abbas is reported as saying, “When asking for something from Allah, you should raise your hands opposite to your shoulders; when asking for forgiveness you should point with one finger; and when making an earnest supplication you should spread out both your hands.”[abu Dawud]
5. Face the Qiblah when making du’a.
It has been narrated that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) would face the qiblah when making du’a.Abdullah ibn Zayd (radiAllahu anhu) narrated:’The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) left (Madinah) to this prayer, seeking rain. So he made a du’a, and asked for rain, then he faced the qiblah and turned his cloak inside-out'[Sahih al-Bukhari #6343, Muslim #894 and others]
In another narration, it is reported that when the Quraish tormented the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam), he ‘faced the Ka’bah and made a du’a against them..’
[Sahih al-Bukhari #3960 and others]
6. Performing Wudu.
One of the etiquettes of du’a is that a person is in a state of wudu when making du’a.Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari (radiAllahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam), after the battle of Hunayn, called for water, performed wudu, then raised his hands and said:’O Allah! Forgive Ubayd ibn Amir!’
[Sahih al-Bukhari #4323, Muslim #2498]
7. Trust in Allah and have Yaqeen (certainty) that it will be answered
One must be certain that Allah does whatever He wishes, whenever He wishes. Allah tells us in the Qur’an: “And there is nothing, but with Us are the stores thereof. And We do not send it down except with a known measure”[Qur’an 15:21].
In a Hadith Qudsi narrated by Abu Dharr, Allah revealed through the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam),’O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to rise up in one place and make a request from Me, and were I to give everyone what they requested, that would not decrease what I have anymore than a needle decreases the sea if put into it'[Muslim].
Anas ibn Malik (radiAllahu anhu) narrates that the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said,’When one of you makes a du’a, then let him be firm and determined in his du’a, and let him not say, ‘O Allah! If You will, then please forgive me’, for there is noone who can force Allah to do anything’.[Sahih al-Bukhari #6339, Muslim #2678, Ahmad and others]
Therefore, what is desired is that a person be firm in his du’a asking from Allah in a determined manner, i.e. not stating ‘O Allah! please forgive me inshaAllah’The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said: ‘Ask Allah with certainty that He will answer your prayers, and know that Allah will not accept the supplication from an absent heart.'[at-Tirmidhi]
The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) also said, ‘When you ask Allah, ask with confidence.’
8. Persistence in du’a, not being hasty and abandoning du’a
One must be patient for ones Du’a to be accepted, as hastiness is one of the causes for its rejection or disapproval. We must attend to our Du’a with perseverance, repetition and persistence.
Abu Hurairah (radiAllahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi waalam) said,The du’a of any worshipper will continue to be responded to, as long as he does not ask for a sin or breaking the ties of kinship, and as long as he is not hasty’.It was asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah, and what does it mean to be hasty? He responded,’A worshipper says, ‘I have prayed and prayed, and I don’t see that it will be accepted,’ so he gives up hope of being answered and leaves du’a’
[abu Hurairah narrated in Muslim in Sahih al-Jami #7705]
Umar ibn al-Khattab (radiAllahu anhu) said: “I do not carry the worry of acceptance but the worry of du’a. If I am inspired on how du’a is made, acceptance will accompany it.”
A’isha (radiAllahu anha) said: “No believer makes du’a and it is wasted. Either it is granted here in this world or deposited for him in the Hereafter as long as he does not get frustrated.”Thus, don’t rush or be impatient. Allah dislikes that.
9. Abandonment of obligatory deeds
Just as doing good deeds is a reason for the acceptance of Du’a, similarly, abandoning good deeds is a reason for the rejection of Du’a.Hudaifah (radiAllahu anhu), narrated that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said,’By Him, in whose hand is my soul, you should enjoin good and forbid evil or else it is likely that Allah will send a punishment upon you and then you will invoke Him and you will not be answered'[at-Tirmidhi]
So, for example, how could those who have constantly neglected and abandoned Fajr prayers in the Masjid expect that their Du’a will be answered?
10. Presence of the heart in the du’a
Make the du’a from your heart (even if you are reading the words, i.e., mean what you say)
The whole point of du’a is that a person calls out with a sincere heart to his Creator. This sincerity cannot be achieved if one calls out heedlessly, without earnestness.Abu Hurairah (radiAllahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) said,Make du’a to Allah in a state that you are certain that your du’a will be responded to, and know that Allah does not respond to a du’a that originates from a negligent, inattentive heart.
Abdullah ibn ‘Umar reported that the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) said: “Hearts are like vessels, some more attentive and capacious than others. When you supplicate Allah you should be certain of being answered, and know that Allah does not answer a supplication that comes from a careless and inattentive heart.”[Ahmad]
11. Say du’a at times of trouble and of pleasure
One must not make it a habit to remember Allah only at the time of trouble but he must constantly remember Allah in all circumstances. Not to just say du’a in times of need only.
Abu Hurairah (radiAllahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) said,(Anyone who is pleased) that Allah responds to him at the time of trouble and distress, (should) increase Du’a at the time of calmness.[at-Tirmidhi]
12. Ask Allah alone
Instead of complaining to people when struck by calamity, one must make it a habit to ask Allah alone for refuge. However, there is no harm to mention your problem to people and share their opinions.The Prophets of Allah (alayhum salam), whenever they were in severe situations and extenuating circumstances, would turn to Allah, and show their need for Allah’s help.
When Ibrahim (alayhis salam), for example, left his wife and child in the middle of the desert, without any support or help, he prayed to Allah, describing their pitiful situation:”O our Lord! I have settled some of my family in a valley having no cultivation, near Your Sacred House – O our Lord! So that they may keep the prayer established, therefore incline some hearts of men towards them, and provide them fruits to eat – perhaps they may be thankful.”[Surah Ibrahim, 14: 37]
When Yaqub (alayhis salam) did not know the fate of his favourite son Yusuf (alayhis salam), and his oldest son stayed behind in Egypt, while Yusuf’s brother Benyamin was also taken captive, all he could cry out was,”I only complain of my distraction and anguish to Allah, and I know from Allah that which ye know not”[Surah Yusuf, 12: 86]
In the hadith narrated by Ibn Abbas (radiAllahu anhu), RasulAllah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said to him while he was riding behind him on the same mount,’Be mindful of Allah and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, ask only Allah and if you seek help, seek help only from Allah. And know that if all the nations were to gather together to benefit you, they would benefit you only with something that Allah had already prescribed for you, and if they gather together to harm you, they would harm you only with something that Allah had already prescribed for you. The pens have been lifted and the pages are dry.’
13. To Cry with the fear of Allah
One of the ways in which sincerity is shown in du’a is through crying. This brings about a feeling of humility in front of Allah, and shows the importance of one’s request. It displays the great need that the servant has from his Lord, and that he can never be without His Aid and Help.
Abdullah bin Umar narrated that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) recited the verse in which Ibrahim (alayhis salam) is invoking Allah:“O my Lord, they [the idols] have indeed led astray many among mankind. But whoever follows me, he verily is of me. and whoever disobeys me, still you are indeed Most Forgiving, Most Merciful”[Surah Ibrahim, 14: 36].
In another verse, Isa (alayhis salam) is invoking Allah:”If you punish them, they are Your slaves, and if You forgive them, verily You-only You are the Almighty, the All-wise”
[Surah Ma’idah, 118].
And the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) then raised his hands and said,’Allahumma! Ummati! Ummati! (O Allah! my ummah! my ummah!)’ and then he started crying – out of concern for his followers, just like Ibrahim and Isa (alayhum salam) were concerned for their followers.
[Muslim #202 and others]
14. Make Du’a for oneself before making Du’a for others
It is Sunnah in du’a to start with yourself prior to mentioning others. This is so for a number reasons. Firstly a person should desire all good for himself, so it does not make sense to pray for others and forget one’s self. Secondly, the fact that a person prays for himself shows what he is praying for is an important goal anf objective. In other words, this ensures that he desires that he his brothers what he desires for himself. Thirdly, it increases him in his sincerity in this du’a, for verily mankind is weak, so when he makes du’a only for his brother, it is possible that it will not be as sincere as when he makes du’a for himse;f and his brother.
Likewise, this principle is affirmed by the hadith, as was collected by at-Tirmidhi in the narration of Ubay bin Ka’ab (radiAllahu anhu) that if someone was mentioned to the Prophet, he would invoke Allah for him but would begin with himself. [Sahih at-Tirmidhi, abu Dauwd, an-Nasa’i, Sahih al-Jami #4723]
However, this was not the constant habit of the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam), for there are other narrations to show that sometimes he would not begin with himself, while still prying for another person.Thus, it is permissible to make du’a without mentioning one’s self, but in general it is recommended to do so.
15. Perform the Du’a in conformity with the Shari’ah
The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said,’Whoever innovates in this matter of ours, something which is not part of it, it will be rejected.’ If a person is sincere but is not following the Sunnah, his worship is rejected. Similarly, if a person is following the Sunnah but his work is not sincerely done for the sake of Allah, his worship is still rejected.
16. Make du’a in a moderately low voice
Invoke Allah in a low tone – not silent yet not completely out loud, as it is closer to sincerity:”Invoke your Lord with humility and in secret. He does not like the aggressors” [Surah A’raf, 37: 55]
And He also tells us:“And remember your Lord by your tongue and within yourself, humbly and with fear without loudness in words, in the morning and in the afternoon and be not of those who are neglectful.”
[Surah A’raf, 37: 205]
This principle is also mentioned in a hadith. Once, the sahabahs were travelling and loudly engaging in dhikr. The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said,’O people! Be gentle on yourselves, for you are not calling someone who is deaf or absent. Rather, you are calling the One Who hears everything, Ever-Close.'[Sahih al-Bukhari #6384]
17. To Repeat the Du’a three times
It is preferable to repeat you Du’a three times as it is more likely to be answered. It shows a sense of urgency in obtaining what is asked for. The act of repeating a du’a three times is narrated in many ahadith.One reported by ibn Mas’ud (radiAllahu anhu) states that when the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) finished his prayer, he raised his voice, and prayed against the leaders of the Quraish who had persecuted him – when they placed the abdominal contents of a camel on his back whilst in sajdah, and that whenever he made a du’a, he repeated it 3 times. So he then said, ‘O Allah! Upon you is (the retaliation) of the Quraish’ (3 times).
18. Do not make dua against oneself, ones family, wealth and children
That is, don’t say I wish that that person’s family be destroyed, or I pray that she loses all her money, or I wish his oldest son would fail or I wish that he would die.It is possible that a person, in a state of severe anger, curses and makes du’a against himself, his family and friends, or his wealth. This is definitely an act that does not befit a Muslim, and the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) warned against this.
Jabir narrated a hadith about a man who cursed his animal. The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Who is this who cursed his animal?” The man replied, “It is me O Messenger of Allah.” The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Get down from it for a cursed one must not escort us.Do not pray against yourselves, do not pray against your children and do not pray against your servants, and do not pray against your wealth, for it is possible that it might correspond to an hour/time during which all prayers are answered, and your du’a (prayer) will be answered’.[Muslim, abu Dawud]
No one wishes to inflict Allah’s curse and anger upon his loved ones, so we should be careful what we say in a state of anger, so as not to cause pain and grief not only upon our loved ones but also upon ourselves.
19. Acknowledging One’s sins
Know your sins (faults) and seek forgiveness for them and know and acknowledge the benefits and blessings you have been given and thank Allah for them.
Part of the etiquette of du’a is to acknowledge one’s shortcomings and sins in front of one’s Creator, and expressing sincere regret for them. It is also worthwhile to acknowledge all of Allah’s mercy bestowed upon you.The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) taught his ummah the Sayyid al-Istighfar (the best du’a to ask for forgiveness) which acknowledges the favour of Allah upon oneself. The best du’a in which a person can ask for forgiveness contains a pure and sincere acknowledgement of one’s deficiencies and sins.The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, ‘The sayyid al-Istighfar is that a person says: O Allah! You are my Lord, there is no one worthy of worship except You. You created me, and I am Your slave. And I am (following) Your covenant and Promise as much as I can. I seek Your refuge in the evil that I have done. I acknowledge Your favours upon me, and I acknowledge my sins. So forgive me, since no one forgives sins except You!’So when one raises one’s hands to Allah, expecting a response from Him, one should also ponder over one’s own relationship with Allah, and the shortcomings that one possesses. in this way the person should recall his many sins, and feel his own humility – that is, he should remember that he is asking One whom he has disobeyed, and sinned against, and not fulfilled his rights upon Him. Let him taste his impudence when he asks Allah for more and more, without fuilfilling the basic deeds that are obligatory upon him.
20. To say ‘Ameen’
When a person is listening to another person make du’a, it is recommended that he say ‘Ameen’, which means O Allah! Please accept (this du’a).
It is stated that the phrase ‘Ameen’ is one of the specialities of this nation. This is inferred from the hadith in which the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said,The Jews do not envy you for any matter as much as they envy you for Ameen, and for giving salams to one another.[Sahih al-Bukhari]
One is recommended to remember the Muslims and the Mu’mins around the globe in his invocation. Allah said “Ask forgiveness for your sin and also for the believing men and women” [Qur’an 47:19]
The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) also said,Whoever seeks forgiveness for the believing men and women, then a good deed will be written for him for every single believing man and woman (that he prayer for)[al-Tabarani]
21. To make du’a for all matters
A common mistake that people fall into is that they only ask Allah Ta’ala for matters that are of great importance to them. However, we should make du’a for every matter, large or small. You want forgiveness? Ask Allah. You want a car? Ask Allah.
This is beacuse everything occurs by Allah Ta’ala’s Will, so if Allah does not Will it, it will not occur, no matter how trivial the matter may be.
This is why A’isha (radiAllahu anha) said, “Ask Allah for everything, even if it is only a shoe-lace, beacuse if Allah does not make it easy, then it will not be possible.”
[as reported in a hadith in at-Tirmidhi 4:292 and others]
22. Doing good deeds and asking Allah by one’s good deeds
Qasim bin Abd said: “I said to Anas bin Malik: ‘O Abu Hamzah pray to Allah for us.’ He said: ‘Du’a is elevated by good deeds.'”
Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim relate the hadith of the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) of the story of three men, who each supplicated to Allah by (mentioning) a good deed they had done earlier in their lives.’Three persons of a people before you were on a journey when they were overtaken by a storm; therefore, they took shelter in a cave. A rock slipped down from the mountain and blocked the exit of the cave. One of them said, ‘The only way for deliverance is to beseech Allah and (to mention) some virtuous deed (he did purely for His sake).’One of the men mentioned a good deed which they had done for Allah, and supplicated, ‘O Lord! If I did this thing seeking only Thy pleasure, then do Thou relieve us of the distress wrought upon us by this rock.’The rock moved, but not enough to free the men. So, the other two made similar supplications while mentioning their good deeds until the rock moved enough to free them.[Sahih al-Bukhari, Muslim].
23. To make du’a plentifully
A person should ask for everything that he desires (as long as it is permissible), for he is asking the Most Generous of all those who are generous, and the Most Beneficent of all those who are beneficent.This is why our Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, When one of you wishes for something, then let him increase (his wishes), for verily he is asking his Lord, the Most Exhalted and High
[reported by Adh ibn Humayd in his Muntakhab 1:193]
He also (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said,When one of you asks something (from Allah), then let him be plentiful (in what he asks for), for indeed he is asking his Lord [ibn Hibban #2403]
24. To make Du’a for all Muslims
Part of the completeness of one’s iman is that a person loves for his brother what he loves for himself. Therefore, just as he desires that he be guided to the truth, and be forgiven for his sins, so too should he desire the same for his fellow Muslims.
Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’an, “Ask forgiveness for your sin and also for the believing men and women”[Qur’an 47:19]
Abdallah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘As reported that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said: ‘The supplication that gets the quickest answer is the one made by one Muslim for another in his absence.”[abu Dawud, at-Tirmidhi]
The Prophet, (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) also said,’Whenever you make a supplication for another believer and he is not present, an angel will say ‘and same to you.’’
25. Not to use rhymed prose when making du’a
This means is using excessive rhyming of words, and going out of their way to match word patterns in each sentance, since this does not befit the humility that should acompany du’a. However, if such rhyming is not excessive, then it is allowed.
Ibn Abbas, while giving his students advice, reported,’…And beware of poetry and rhyming in your du’a, for verily i encountered the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) and his Companions avoiding this'[Sahih al-Bukhari #6337]
26. Not to transgress when making du’a
When appealing to Allah Ta’ala in Du’a, we should not get into much detail by asking for the different rewards of Jannah, etc. Keep it simple. If a person is granted Jannah, he will be granted Jannah and all that is present in it.
It was reported of Abi Nu’mah that Abdullah bin Mughaffal heard his son saying (in invocation), ‘O Allah! I ask You for the white palace on the right of Paradise if I were to enter it.’ So he said, ‘Dear son, ask Allah (Ta’ala) for Paradise and seek refuge from the Hellfire for I have heard the Messenger of Allah saying, ‘There will come in this nation people who will transgress (or exceed) in ablution and Du’a.”[abu Dawud]
27. Not to make du’a for prohibited and impossible things
It is the height of transgression in du’a to demand from your Creator those things that He has prohibited for you, either in this life or in the life Hereafter. A person should realise his place and status in front of his Creator, and beward of exalting himself to where he thinks he can ask for that which he is prohibited from.
One should also avoid making du’a for pre-determinded things. For example, a woman should not make a du’a of being transformed into a man, or a tall person should not make Du’a thus: “O Allah! Make me short.” etc.
28. To make a Du’a that encompasses most of the needs of Deen and the dunya
One should make du’a for matters in both this world and the Hereafter.Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’an’And there are men who say: “Our Lord! Give us good in this world and good in the Hereafter, and defend us from the torment of the Fire!” These will have a share of what they earned, and Allah is swift in Reckoning.'[surah al-Baqarah 2:201-202]
29. Not to make du’a against oneself and family
It is possible that a person, in a state of severe anger, curses and makes du’a against himself, his family and friends, or his wealth, etc. This is definitely an act that does not befit a Muslim, and the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) warned against this:Jabir narrated a hadith about a man who cursed his animal. The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, “Who is this who cursed his animal?” The man replied, “It is me O Messenger of Allah.”The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, “Get down from it, for a cursed one must not escort us. Do not make Du’a against yourselves, do not make Du’a against your children and do not make Du’a against your wealth. It might coincide with a time when Allah answers what you asked for.”[Muslim, abu Dawud]
30. Not to consume Haram (unlawful) and keep to the Halal (lawful)
On the authority of Abu Hurairah, The Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said:’Allah the Almighty is good and accepts only that which is good. Allah has commanded the faithful to do that which he commanded the messengers and the Almighty has said: ‘O Messengers! Eat of the good things and do right.’ And Allah the Almighty has said, ‘O you who believe! Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you.”Then he (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) mentioned [the case of] a man who having journeyed far was disheveled and dusty and spreads out his hands to the sky [saying] “O Lord! O Lord!” His (the traveler’s) food is unlawful, his drink unlawful, his clothing unlawful, and he is nourished unlawfully; so how can he be answered?![Muslim]
31. Not to ask for sin or break ties of kinship
The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, ‘Any Muslim who supplicates to Allah in a Du’a which contains no sin or breaking of kinship, Allah will give him one of three things: either his Du’a will be immediately answered or, it will be saved for him in the hereafter, or it will turn away an equivalent amount of evil (from him)’.The companions said ‘…so we will ask for more.’ He replied, ‘Allah is more (generous).’
“Do not be impatient over the acceptance of Duas. In other words, don’t say: I’ve made Dua repeatedly but to no avail.”
[Bukhari & Muslim]
Anas bin Malik رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰعنه narrated,
“The Messenger of Allah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said,
‘When one of you makes dua, he should be firm in his supplication and should not say,
“O ALLAH (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى), if You wish then grant me (my request),” for indeed, there is none who can compel Him.’“
This hadith is recorded by Imam Muslim in his Sahih, and he in fact has a whole chapter in his book dedicated to this topic. It indicates towards one of the etiquettes of making dua, which is to have a firm resolve when doing so and to have full trust in ALLAH (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) that He will grant us our request. It teaches us that it is disliked to say things like “In-sha Allah” when making dua. Instead we should rather say “Aameen“.
Da’wah ALLAH (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى)
And he said, “Allaahumma rahmataka arju fa la takilni ila nafsi tarfata ‘aynin wa aslih li sha’ni kullahu, laa ilaaha illa anta (O Allaah, for Your mercy I hope, so do not abandon me to myself even for a moment. And correct all my affairs. There is no god but You).” (Narrated by Abu Dawood with a saheeh isnaad, no. 5090; classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Kalim al-Tayyib, p. 49).
If a person utters these du’aa’s, which ask that his spiritual and worldly affairs may be set right or corrected, with proper presence of mind and sincerity of intention, whilst striving to achieve that, Allaah will grant him what he has prayed for, hoped for and striven for, and He will turn his worry into joy and happiness.
Owing to his humility, he hadn’t introduced himself to anyone thinking that if he did, he would be welcomed by many people.
… Failing to recognize imam Ahmed bin Hanbal, the caretaker of the mosque refused to let him stay in the mosque.
As Imam Ahmed was quite old, the caretaker had to drag him out of the mosque.
On seeing this, a baker from a nearby place felt pity for this man (Imam Ahmed) and offered to be the host to him for the night.
During his stay with the baker, Imam Ahmed observed that the baker would constantly recite Istighfar (seek forgiveness from Allah).
Imam Ahmed asked the baker if the constant practice of saying Istighfar had any effect on him.
The baker responded by telling Imam Ahmed that Allah had accepted all of his duas (supplications), except one. When he asked him what dua was it that hadn’t been accepted, the baker replied that he had been asking Allah to provide him the privilege to meet the famous scholar Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal.
On this, Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal said that Allah had not only listened to his dua but had dragged him onto his (the baker’s) doorsteps.
[Summarized from Al Jumuah magazine, vol 19, issue 7]
subhaanAllaah imagine if we in our daily routines just repeated ‘astaghfirrullah’ how Allah will open ways for us and accept our Duas readily.
Qura’nic Supplications starting with Rabbana. Try to memorize them.
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ السَّمِيعُ العَلِيمُ
Rabbana taqabbal minna innaka antas Sameeaul Aleem
Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us: For Thou art the All-Hearing, the All-knowing [2:127]
2. رَبَّنَا وَاجْعَلْنَا مُسْلِمَيْنِ لَكَ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِنَا أُمَّةً مُّسْلِمَةً لَّكَ وَأَرِنَا مَنَاسِكَنَا وَتُبْ عَلَيْنَآ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ
Rabbana wa-j’alna Muslimayni laka wa min Dhurriyatina ‘Ummatan Muslimatan laka wa ‘Arina Manasikana wa tub ‘alayna ‘innaka ‘antat-Tawwabu-Raheem
Our Lord! Make of us Muslims, bowing to Thy (Will), and of our progeny a people Muslim, bowing to Thy (will); and show us our place for the celebration of (due) rites; and turn unto us (in Mercy); for Thou art the Oft-Returning, Most Merciful
3. رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
Rabbana atina fid-dunya hasanatan wa fil ‘akhirati hasanatan waqina ‘adhaban-nar
Our Lord! Grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and save us from the chastisement of the fire [The Holy Quran, 2:201]
رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْراً وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانصُرْنَا عَلَى القَوْمِ الكَافِرِينَ
Rabbana afrigh ‘alayna sabran wa thabbit aqdamana wansurna ‘alal-qawmil-kafirin
Our Lord! Bestow on us endurance, make our foothold sure, and give us help against the disbelieving folk [The Holy Quran, 2:250]
5. رَبَّنَا لاَ تُؤَاخِذْنَا إِن نَّسِينَا أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا
Rabbana la tu’akhidhna in-nasina aw akhta’na
Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error
[The Holy Quran, 2:286]
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O Most Compassionate and Most Merciful! If You leave me to myself, then I will be lost to my weakness, neediness, sinfulness and erring. I do not depend but on Your Mercy, so forgive all of my sins, for none but You can forgive sins; accept my repentance, for You are the Oft-Relenting and the All-Compassionate.
Narrated Shaddad bin Aus (R.A):
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Said; “The most superior way of asking for forgiveness from Allah is: ‘Allahumma anta Rabbi la ilaha illa anta, Anta Khalaqtani wa ana abduka, wa ana ‘ala ahdika wa wa’dika mastata’tu, A’udhu bika min Sharri ma sana’tu, abu’u Laka bini’matika ‘alaiya, wa Abu Laka bidhanbi faghfirli innahu la yaghfiru adhdhunuba illa anta.”
The Prophet added. “If somebody recites it during the day with firm faith in it, and dies on the same day before the evening, he will be from the people of Paradise; and if somebody recites it at night with firm faith in it, and dies before the morning, he will be from the people of Paradise.”
[Sahih Bukhari :: Book 8 :: Volume 75 :: Hadith 318]
It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (S) said: “A man who weeps for fear of Allaah will not enter Hell until the milk goes back into the udder, and dust produced (when fighting) for the sake of Allaah and the smoke of Hell will never coexist.”
[Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1633; al-Nasaa’i, 3108; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani]
“until the milk goes back into the udder” is a metaphor for it being impossible, as in the verse where Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “and they will not enter Paradise until the camel goes through the eye of the needle”
[The Noble Quran, Al-A’raaf 7:40]. Tuhfat al-Ahwadhi.
رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَإِسْرَافَنَا فِي أَمْرِنَا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانْصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ
Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and our transgressions (in keeping our duties to You), establish our feet firmly, and give us victory over the disbelieving folk.
[The Noble Quran Surrah Aal-e-Imran: 147]
A Choice on How and for Who we Live!
✿ It’s not easy to be patient when you are restless
✿ It’s not easy to be happy when you are depressed
► But It’s not hard to lift up your hands in supplication to ALLAH and ask ALLAH to make it alright.!
The meaning of “Dua” is to go on asking Allah about something either spiritual or relating to any material as well. It really becomes interesting as when we ask something repeatedly from humans they began to get feed up and begin to mind if you ask any such thing again. Surely most of the people doing such stuff come up with excuses that they tried their best and stuff. Surely it’s a natural fact human are unable to fulfill the desires and needs of human’s. This scenario is all together opposite when it comes from asking Allah what ever a person wants. He minds if a human doesn’t asks him his needs and doesn’t pray as, Allah created us and it is to whom we all humans have to return too.
One is able to find some wonderful verses in the Quran giving importance on the praying to the lord (Allah) and asking him for one desire and needs. Like in the Holy Quran Allah says “I will respond to you invocations” (90.60). What required by a person is have trust in Allah all the time when he is going making a Dua. Along with this the belief of the person matters a lot when one is asking Allah, some one praying for sake of getting something might not be able to get thetrue and right fruit of a Dua made.
There are several chapters of the Holy Quran, that are actually Dua’s, like Surrah Fatiha. There fore being Muslims it is our sole responsibility that we should go one learning the book of Allah the Quran and try to increase about knowledge of Quran and Dua’s.
رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ.
رَبَّنَا أَتْمِمْ لَنَا نُورَنَا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
– Our Lord! Make perfect our light. Grant us Your forgiveness. Verily, You are able to do all things[The Noble Qur’an, 66:8]
O Allah! Please grant me the one
Who will be the garment for my soul…
Who will satisfy half of my deen
And in doing so make me whole
Make him righteous and on your path
In all he’ll do and say
And sprinkle water on me at Fajr (Early Morning Prayer)
And spend within his means
May he seek Allah’s guidance always
To fulfill all his dreams
May he always refer to Qur’an
and the Sunnah as his moral guide
May he thank and appreciate Allah
For the woman at his side
May he be conscious of his anger
And often fast and pray
In every possible way
May he honor and protect me
And guide me in this life
And finally, O Allah!
Make him abundant in love and laughter
In taqwa and sincerity
In striving for the hereafter!
May Allah grant all the Muslim sisters with such husbands… Ameen ya rabbel alameen
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