Duas / Friday, September 2nd, 2011
  • Waqul rabbi adkhilnee mudkhala sidqin waakhrijnee mukhraja sidqin waijAAal lee min ladunka sultanan naseeran

Say: “O my Lord! Let my entry be by the Gate of Truth and Honour, and likewise my exit by the Gate of Truth and Honour; and grant me from Your Presence an authority to aid (me).”

(Qur’aan: 17:80)

  • “O Allah! I beg of You blessings of entering and leaving. With Allah’s name do we enter and with Allah’s name do we leave and upon Allah, our Lord do we rely.”

(Abu Dawud, Book 41, Number 5077)

  • “Allahumma aslamtu wajhi ilaika, wa fauwadtu amri ilaika, wa alja’tu Zahri ilaika raghbatan wa rahbatan ilaika. La Malja’ wa la manja minka illa ilaika. Allahumma amantu bikitabika-l-ladhi anzalta wa bina-biyika-l ladhi arsalta”

“O Allah! I surrender to You and entrust all my affairs to You and depend upon You for Your Blessings both with hope and fear of You. There is no fleeing from You, and there is no place of protection and safety except with You O Allah! I believe in Your Book (the Qur’an) which You have revealed and in Your Prophet Muhammad (SAW) whom You have sent”.

(Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 4, Number 247)

The Prophet (SAW) said “Whenever you go to bed perform ablution like that for the prayer, lie on your right side and say this dua, then if you die on that very night, you will die with faith (i.e. or the religion of Islam). (Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 4, Number 247)

  • Rabbana atina fid-dunya hasanatan wa fil ‘akhirati hasanatan waqina ‘adhaban-nar.

“Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!”

(Qur’aan: 2:201)

  • Allaahumma innee a‘uthu bi ridhaaka min sakhatika, wa bi mu’aa-faatika min ‘uqoobatika, wa a‘uthu bika minka, laa uhsee thanaa‘an ‘alaika, Anta kamaa athnaita ‘alaa nafsika.

“O Allah, I seek refuge in Your pleasure from Your anger, and in Your forgiveness from Your punishment, and I seek refuge in Thee from Thee (Your anger). I cannot count Your praises, You are as You have praised Yourself.” (Muslim, Book 004, Number 0986)

  • Allaahuma ahyinee maa kaa na til hayaata khairan lee wa tawaffanee itha kaa na til wafaata khalran lee

“O Allah! Let me live as long as life is better for me, and take my life if death is better for me”.

(Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 75, Number 362)

  • Asbahnaa wa asbahal-mulku liilaahi Rabbil-’aalameen, Allaahumma unnee as’aluka khaira haathal-yawmi: Fat-hahu wa nasrahu wa noorahu, wa barakatahu, wa hudaahu, wa a ‘uthu bika min sharri maa feehi wa sharri maa ba ‘dahu.

”We have entered a new day and with it all the dominion which belongs to Allah, Lord of all that exists. Oh Allah, I ask You for the goodness of this day, its victory, its help, its light, its blessings, and its guidance. I seek refuge in You from the evil that is in it and from the evil that follows it”. (Abu Dawud, Book 41, Number 5065)

  • Allaahumma innee a‘uthu bi ridhaaka min sakhatika, wa bi mu’aa-faatika min ‘uqoobatika, wa a‘uthu bika minka, laa uhsee thanaa‘an ‘alaika, Anta kamaa athnaita ‘alaa nafsika.

“O Allah, I seek refuge in Your pleasure from Your anger, and in Your forgiveness from Your punishment, and I seek refuge in Thee from Thee (Your anger). I cannot count Your praises, You are as You have praised Yourself.” (Muslim, Book 004, Number 0986)

  • Rabbi-ghfir-li Khati ‘ati wa jahli wa israfi fi amri kullihi, wa ma anta a’lamu bihi minni. Allahumma ighfirli khatayaya wa ‘amdi, wa jahli wa jiddi, wa kullu dhalika’indi. Allahumma ighrifli ma qaddamtu wa ma akhartu wa ma asrartu wa ma a’lantu. Anta-l-muqaddimu wa anta-l-mu’akhkhiru, wa anta ‘ala kulli shai’in qadir.

“O Allah, forgive all my faults and sins. O Allah, grant me reverence, a pleasant life, lawful sustenance and guide me to do virtuous deeds and to have good character. Surely, none can guide to do good deeds and have good character except You and none can prevent from bad deeds and evil character except You”. (Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 75, Number 407)

  • Radheetu bilaahi Rabban, wa bil-Islaami deenan, wa bi Muhammadin (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) Nabiyyan.

“I am pleased with Allah as My Lord, with Islam as my religion and with Muhammad as my Prophet”. (Abu Dawud, Book 41, Number 5054)

  • Allahumm-aslih li diniyalladhi huwa ismatu amri, wa aslih li dunyaya-llati fiha ma’ashi, wa aslih li akhirati-llati fiha ma`adi, waj`alil-hayata ziyadatan li fi kulli khair, waj`alil-mauta rahatan li min kulli sharrin
“O Allah, set aright my religious life which is a safeguard in all my affairs, set aright my wordly life which is a source of my maintenance, set aright my life of the hereafter unto which I am bound to return, and make my life a source of earning more and more good and make my death a refuge against all troubles.” (Muslim, Book 035, Number 6565)
  • “Lord, do help me and do not help anyone else against me, grant me success and do not enable my enemy to get the better of me, do support me by Your hidden manoeuvring and do not favour my opponents in similar manner against me; grant me guidance and make it easy for me to pursue the right path and help me in the event of an enemy rising against me. My Lord,’ grant me that I remember and remain grateful to You intensely and/ear and obey You thoroughly and make me one who supplicates to You profoundly and make me one who is obedient to You and make me one who contemplates about You with incessant tears and devotion. My Lord, accept my repentance, wash off my sins, grant my prayer, strengthen my argument, straighten my speech, guide my heart aright and quench its irritation”. (Abu Dawud, Book 8, Number 1505)
  • “O Allah, I seek your protection from useless knowledge, from a heart which is not disposed to fear you, from insatiable desire, from a prayer which is not answered and I seek Your protection from all the four said evils.” (Abu Dawud, Book 8, Number 1543)
  • “O Allah, unite our hearts and set aright our mutual affairs, guide us to the path of peace, liberate us from darkness by Your light, save us from obscene practices whether hidden or open, bless us in our ears, eyes, hearts, wives and children and accept our repentance; verily You are Oft-returning, Merciful; and grant us that we may be grateful to You and full of praise for You for Your bounty and that we may welcome it and be pleased to fulfill Your bounty for us”. (Abu Dawud, Book 3, Number 0964)
  • “O Allah, I seek Your protection from acute hunger, for it is an evil companion and from dishonesty as it indicates a bad nature.” (Abu Dawud, Book 8, Number 1542)
  • “None is worthy of worship besides You. You have no partner. You are Pure. O Allah! I seek forgiveness from You for my sins and I seek Your mercy. O Allah! Increase me in my knowledge and let not my heart deviate after You have guided me and grant me special mercy from Your presence for You are the one who grants bounties without measure”.(Abu Dawud, Book 41, Number 5043)
  • “O Allah, I seek your protection from vicious manners and actions, evil desire and diseases.” (Abu Dawud, Book 8, Number 1549)
  • “O Allah. I beg of You guidance, piety, chastity and independence (from your creation).” (Muslim, Book 035, Number 6566)
  • Amana alrrasoolu bima onzila ilayhi min rabbihi waalmuminoona kullun amana biAllahi wamalaikatihi wakutubihi warusulihi la nufarriqu bayna ahadin min rusulihi waqaloo samiAAna waataAAna ghufranaka rabbana wailayka almaseeru La yukallifu Allahu nafsan illa wusAAaha laha ma kasabat waAAalayha ma iktasabat
“The Messenger believes in what has been revealed to him from his Lord, as do the believers. Each one (of them) believes in Allah, His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers. “We make no distinction (they say) between one and another of His Messengers.” And they say: “We hear, and we obey: (We seek) Your Forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the return (of all).” (Qur’aan: 2-285)
  • La yukallifu Allahu nafsan illa wusAAaha laha ma kasabat waAAalayha ma iktasabat rabbana la tuakhithna in naseena aw akhtana rabbana wala tahmil AAalayna isran kama hamaltahu AAala allatheena min qablina rabbana wala tuhammilna ma la taqata lana bihi waoAAfu AAanna waighfir lana wairhamna anta mawlana faonsurna AAala alqawmi alkafireena
“On no soul does Allah place a burden greater than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns. (Pray:) “Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; our Lord! Lay not on us a burden Like that which You did lay on those before us; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins, and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Protector; Help us against those who stand against faith”. (Qur’aan: 2:286)

The Prophet (SAW) said, “It is sufficient for one to recite the last two Verses of Surat-al-Baqara (2:285-286) at night.” (Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 345)

  • Subhaan Allaahi, Wal hamdu Lillaahi, Wallaahu Akbar
“Allah is Glorified, The praise is for Allah, Allah is the Greatest”

The Prophet (SAW) then said, “Shall I not tell you of a thing which is better for you than a servant? When you (both) go to your beds, say ‘Allahu Akbar’ thirty-four times, and ‘Subhan Allah’ thirty-three times, ‘Alhamdu ‘illah’ thirty-three times, for that is better for you than a servant.” Ibn Sirin said, “Subhan Allah’ (is to be said for) thirty-four times.” (Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 75, Number 330)

  • Subhaan Allaahi wa bi hamdihi, Subhaan Allaahil Adheem

“Glorified is Allah and praised is He, Glorified is Allah the Most Great”.

(Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 75, No. 415)

The Prophet (SAW) said, “There are two expressions which are very easy for the tongue to say, but they are very heavy in the balance and are very dear to The Beneficent (Allah), and they are, ‘Subhan Allah Al-‘Azim and ‘Subhan Allah wa bihamdihi.” (Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 75, No. 415)

The Prophet (SAW) said, “Whoever says, ‘Subhan Allah wa bihamdihi,’ one hundred times a day, will be forgiven all his sins even if they were as much as the foam of the sea. (Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 75, Number 414)

  • “O Allah, I seek Your protection from obstinacy, hypocrisy and all bad manners.”

(Abu Dawud, Book 8, Number 1541)

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