Du’aa expressing deep gratitude for our Ummah

رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذْنَا إِن نَّسِينَا أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَا إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِنَا رَبَّنَا وَلَا تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لَا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا أَنتَ مَوْلَانَا فَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ

Rabbanaa laa tu’aakhidnaa in nasiinaa aw akhta’naa. Rabbanaa wa laa tahmil ‘alaynaa isran kamaa hamaltahuu ‘alal-ladhiina min qablinaa. Rabbanaa wa laa tuhammilnaa maa laa taaqata lanaa bihii, wa’ fu ‘annaa wagh-fir lanaa war-hamnaa. Anta Mawlaanaa fan-surnaa ‘alal-qawmil-kaafiriin. (2:286)

Our Lord, do not take us to task if we forget or make a mistake, Our Lord, do not place such a burden on us as You had placed on those before us. Our Lord, burden us not with that which we have not the strength to bear. Pardon us, grant us forgiveness, and have mercy on us. You are our Protector so help us to victory over the disbelieving people.

Ameen.

There are several ahadith in Musnad Ahmad, Sunan ad-Darimi, and Mustadrak Haim that inform us about the extraordinary importance of the last two verses of Surah Al-Baqarah, which contain this du’aa. They were given to Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallem) out of His grace, during mi’raj (Ascension) out of the special treasure underneath the ‘Arsh (Divine Throne) and they were not given to any previous Prophet.

We say this du’aa out of deep gratitude for this ummah was relieved of the stringent burdens placed on the Israelites, as is obvious to anyone who compares Islamic Shari’ah with Jewish Laws.

Sayyidnaa ‘Umar (ra) and Sayyidna ‘Ali (ra) said they thought that anybody who had any sense would never go to bed without having recited these verses.

(Source: Khalid Baig’s commentary to du’aa #3 in the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

Ya Allah, accept this du’aa from the Ummah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallem), ease our hardships and grant us victory over the oppressors and disbelieving people. Ameen.

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