Du’aa for shukr and sabr, and protection against deadly diseases of the heart

اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِيْ شَكُوْرًا، وَّ اجْعَلْنِيْ صَبُوْرًا، وَّاجْعَلْنِيْ فِيْ عَيْنِيْ صَغِيْرًا وَّفِيْ أَعْيُنِ النَّاسِ كَبِيْرًاـ

Allaahummaj-‘alnii shakuura(n), waj-‘alnii sabuura(n), waj-‘alnii fii ‘aynii saghiiran wa fii a’yunin-naasi kabiira. [Buraydah al-Aslami. Kanz al-‘Ummal #3675]

O Allah, make me one who is highly grateful. Make me one who is patient and perseverant. Make me small in my own eyes but great in the eyes of others.

one who is highly grateful: Gratefulness is an act of the tongue as well as the heart. We must feel gratitude for the blessings of Allah Ta’aala in our heart and we should also express it in words.

small in my eyes but great in the eyes of others: Getting respect from others has its obvious advantages; life may be difficult for the person who gets respect from no one. Further, one needs this respect to discharge his responsibilities toward them as a believer, like enjoining good and forbidding evil. However, it can also lead to pride and arrogance, which are deadly diseases of the heart. Therefore we ask for being small in our own eyes before asking for being great in the eyes of others.

(Source: Khalid Baig’s translation and commentary of du’aa #86 in the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

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