Du’aas to reflect on

رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَٰذَا بَاطِلًا سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

 

رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ مَن تُدْخِلِ النَّارَ فَقَدْ أَخْزَيْتَهُ وَمَا لِلظَّالِمِينَ مِنْ أَنصَارٍ

 

رَّبَّنَا إِنَّنَا سَمِعْنَا مُنَادِيًا يُنَادِي لِلْإِيمَانِ أَنْ آمِنُوا بِرَبِّكُمْ فَآمَنَّا رَبَّنَا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَكَفِّرْ عَنَّا

سَيِّئَاتِنَا وَتَوَفَّنَا مَعَ الْأَبْرَارِ

 

رَبَّنَا وَآتِنَا مَا وَعَدتَّنَا عَلَىٰ رُسُلِكَ وَلَا تُخْزِنَا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّكَ لَا تُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَ

 

Allatheena yathkuroona Allaha qiyaman waquAAoodan waAAala junoobihim wayatafakkaroona fee khalqi alssamawati waal-ardi rabbana ma khalaqta hatha batilan subhanaka faqinaAAathaba alnnari

Rabbana innaka man tudkhili alnnara faqad akhzaytahu wama lilththalimeena min ansarin

Rabbana innana samiAAna munadiyan yunadee lil-eemani an aminoo birabbikum faamannarabbana faighfir lana thunoobana wakaffir AAanna sayyi-atina watawaffana maAAa al-abrari

Rabbana waatina ma waAAadtana AAala rusulika wala tukhzina yawma alqiyamati innaka latukhlifu almeeAAada

(duaas from 3:191-194)

 

(6) Our Lord, You have not created all this in vain! Glory be to You; sheild us then from the punishment of the Fire.

(7) Our Lord, surely whomesoever You sentence to the Fire, You have disgraced him indeed. And for wrongdoers there will be no supporters.

(8) Our Lord, surely we heard a caller calling to the faith, saying: believe in your Lord. And we believed. Our Lord, forgive us therefore our sins, and blot out from us our evil deeds, and in death join us with the righteous.

(9) Our Lord, grant us what You have promised to us through Your messengers, and do not disgrace us on the Day of Judgment; surely You never break Your promise.

Ameen

These beautiful du’aas are of the really wise persons, as described by the Qur’an. They are the ones who reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth and in the alternation of the day and night, and this reflection leads them to the belief in the Creator and a deep concern for their accountability before Him. The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallem) said: “Ruined is the person who recited these verses but failed to reflect therein.”

The reference to Allah Ta’aala never breaking His promise is not meant to reassure themselves of this fact. Rather it implies the plea that Allah Ta’aala enable them to become deserving of that promise.

(Source: Khalid Baig’s commentary to du’aas #6-9 in the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

May Allah Ta’aala grant the members of the Ummah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallem) understanding, the ability to reflect on His words, and may He enable us to become deserving of His promise. Ameen.

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