Du’aa for the good of this day

اَللّٰهُمَّ أِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَ هٰذَا الْيَوْمِ فَتْحَهٗ وَنَصْرَهٗ وَ نُوْرَهٗ وَ بَرَ كَتَهٗ وَ هُدَاهُ ـ

Allaahumma innii as’aluka khayra haadhal-yawmi fathahuu wa nasrahuu wa nuurahuu wa barakatahuu wa hudaah. (Abu Malik al-Ash’ari. Sunan Abi Dawud #4421)

O Allah, I beseech You for the good of this day: its victory, its success, its light, its blessings, and its guidance.

Ibn ‘Ulan in Futuhat ar-Rabbaniyyah writes: In the generalized sense fath means achievement of goals. Nasr means help against overt and covert enemies. Nur is the light from Allah that allows one to see the Right Path. Barakah means perpetuation of obedience. Huda means guidance to steadfastness that leads one to a beautiful ending.

(Source: Khalid Baig’s translation and commentary of du’aa #91 in the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

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