Rasulullah’s ﷺ du’aa upon receiving revelation of Surah Al-Mu’minoon, Ayah 1-10

– اللَّهُمَّ زِدْنَا وَلاَ تَنْقُصْنَا وَأَكْرِمْنَا وَلاَ تُهِنَّا وَأَعْطِنَا وَلاَ تَحْرِمْنَا وَآثِرْنَا وَلاَ تُؤْثِرْ عَلَيْنَا وَأَرْضِنَا وَارْضَ عَنَّا

Allaahumma zidnaa  wa laa tanqusnaa, wa akrimnaa wa laa tuhinna, wa a’tinaa wa laa tahrimnaa, wa aathirnaa wa laa tu’thir ‘alaynaa, wa ardinaa war-da ‘annaa. (Umar ibn al-Khattab. Sunan at-Tirmidhi #3097)

O Allah, increase (Your grace) for us and do not curtail it; give us honour and do not humiliate us; give us and do not deprive us; favour us and do not favour others over us; make us be pleased with You and be please with us.


The text of this du’aa does not provide any object for zidnaa  and tanqusnaa (increase and curtail). This is for generalization; we seek increase in every good and decrease in none.

(Source: Khalid Baig’s translation and commentary to du’aa #61 in the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)


Narrated ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab [may Allah be pleased with him]:
“When revelation came to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), one could hear what sounded like the drone of bees before his face. One day revelation was coming to him, he faced the Qiblah, raised his hands and said: ‘O Allah! Increase us, do not diminish us. Favor us, do not withhold from us, make us pleased and be pleased with us.’ He (ﷺ) said: ‘Ten Ayah were revealed to me, whoever abides by them shall enter Paradise (and they are): ‘Successful indeed are the believers…’ until the completion of then Ayat (23:1-10).”
(Source: Jami` at-Tirmidhi, Chapters on Tafsir)

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