Du’aa for Allah Ta’aala’s Special Mercy

اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ رَحْمَةً مِّنْ عِنْدِكَ تَهْدِيْ بِهَا قَلْبِيْ، وَتَجْمَعُ بِهَا أَمْرِيْ، وَتَلُمُّ بِهَا شَعْثِيْ، وَ تُصْلِحُ بِهَا دَيْنِيْ، وَتَقْضِيْ بِهَا دَيْنِيْ، وَتَحفَظْ بِهَا غَائِبِيِ، وَتِرْفَعُ بِهَا شَاهِدِيْ، وَ تُبَيِّضُ بِهَا وَجْهِيْ، وَتُزَكِّيْ بِهَا عَمَلِيْ، وَتُلْهِمُنِيْ بِهَا رَشَدِيْ، وَتَرُدُّ بِهَا أُلْفَتِيْ، وَ تَعْصِمُنِيْ بِهَا مِنْ كُلِّ سُوْءٍ ـ

Allaahumma innii as’aluka rahmatam min ‘indika tahdii bihaa qalbii, wa tajma’u bihaa amrii, wa talummu bihaa sha’thii, wa tuslihu bihaa diinii, wa taqdii bihaa daynii, wa tahfazu bihaa ghaa’ibii, wa tarfa’u bihaa shaahidii, wa tubayyidu bihaa wajhii, wa tuzakkii bihaa ‘amalii, wa tulhimunii bihaa rashadii, wa taruddu bihaa ulfatii, wa ta’simunii bihaa min kulli suu’.

[‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas. Sunan at-Tirmidhi #3341; Mu’jam al-Kabir (Tabarani) 10/284; Kanz al-‘Ummal #3608, 4988 – this du’aa is a part of one comprehensive du’aa that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said at the end of his nightly Tahajjud salaat]

O Allah, I beg You for Your special mercy with which You may guide my heart, arrange my affairs, end my disorder, improve my religion, discharge my debt, protect that part of me that is out of sight, elevate whatever is in sight, brighten my face, purify my deeds, inspire me with what is right for me, return me to what I cherish and love, and protect me from every evil.

Special mercy: that ensues on its own without there being a cause for it. We seek Allah’s mercy while recognizing that we can never deserve it through our own actions.

Guide my heart: guide me to You and bring me closer to You.

Out of sight: refers to a person’s inner qualities: faith, morality, and character.

In sight: refers to our overt deeds.

Purify my deeds: purify them of insincerity and the desire to get praise from other human beings (Fayd al-Qadir).

(Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration, translation and commentary of du’aa #137 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

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