Du’aa for blessings

اَللّٰهُمَّ مَا قَصَّرَ عَنْهُ رَأْيِيْ، وَضَعُفَ عَنْهُ عَمَلِيْ، وَلَمْ تَبْلُغْهُ نِيَّتِيْ وَ مَسْأَلَتِيْ مِنْ خَيْرٍ وَّعَدْتَّهٗ أَحَدًا مِّنْ خَلْقِكَ، أَوْ خَيْرٍ أَنْتَ مُعْطِيْهِ أَحَدًا مِّنْ عِبَادِكَ، فَإِنِّيْ أَرْ غَبُ إِلَيْكَ فِيْهِ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ رَبَّ الْعٰلَمِيْن ـ

Allaahumma maa qassara ‘anhu ra’yii, wa da’ufa ‘anhu ‘amalii, wa lam tablughhu niyyatii wa mas’alatii min khayrin wa’adttahuu ahadam min khalqik(a), aw khayrin anta mu’tiihi ahadam min ‘ibaadik(a), fa innii arghabu ilayka fiih(i), wa as’aluka birahmatika Rabbal-‘aalamiin.

[‘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, if there is any blessing that You have promised to any of Your creation or You are going to give to any of Your servants, but I have been unable to conceive of it, and my efforts have fallen short of it, and my intentions and supplications have not reached it, then I also long for it and beg You for the same in the name of Your mercy, O Cherisher of the worlds.

In other words I am asking not only for all the good that I can think of but also for the good that I cannot even think of.

(Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration, translation and commentary of du’aa #140 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

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