Author: towardsfalah

Du’aa to keep safe from the punishment of Hell and from seeking destruction

اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أُنْزِلُ بِكَ حَاجَتِيْ، وَ إِنْ قَصَّرَ رَأْيِيْ وَ ضَعُفَ عَمَلِي افْتَقَرْتُ إِلىٰ رَحْمَتِكَ. فَأَسْأَلُكَ يَاقَاضِيَ الْأُمُوْرِ، وَيَا شَافِيَ الصُّدُوْرِ، كَمَا تُجِيْرُ بَيْنَ الْبُحُوْرِ، أَنْ تُجِيْرَنِيْ مِنْ عَذَابِ السَّعِيْرِ، وَمِنْ دَعْوَةِ الثُّبُوْرِ، وَمِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْقُبُوْرِـ

Allaahumma innii unzilu bika haajatii, wa in qassara ra’yii wa da’ufa ‘amalif-taqartu ilaa rahmatik(a). Fa as’aluka yaa Qaadiyal-‘umuur(i) wa yaa Shaafiyas-suduur(i), kamaa tujiiru baynal-buhuur(i), an tujiiranii min ‘adhaabis-sa’iir(i), wa min da’watith-thubuur(i), wa min fitnatil-qubuur.

[‘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 place my needs before You. Although my thoughts are deficient and my actions weak and wanting, I am in need of Your mercy. So, O the One Who decides all affairs and O the One Who heals the hearts, just as You keep the oceans apart from each other, so keep me away from the punishment of Hell and from seeking destruction (in the Hereafter, due to agonies of Hell) and (protect me) from the tribulations of the grave.

Seeking destruction: This refers to this verse: “Pray not that day for one destruction, but pray for many destructions!” (Al-Furqan, 25:14). People will be seeking self-destruction as an escape from the agonies of Hell but they will not get it.

The Prophet ﷺ said this du’aa out of humbleness before Allah. No one should entertain any idea that prophets face questioning in the grave (Zamakhshari in Fayd al-Qadir).

(Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration, translation and commentary of du’aa #141 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

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)

DU’AA FOR SUCCESS

اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ الْفَوْزَفِي الْقَضَاءِ، وَنُزُلَ الشُّهَدَاءِ، وَعَيْشَ السُّعَدَاءِ، وَمُرَافَقَةَ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ، وَالنَّصْرَ عَلَى الْأَعْدَاءِ، إِنَّكَ سَمِيْعُ الدُّعَاءِ ـ

Allaahumma innii as’alukal-fawza fil-qadaa(i), wa nuzulash-shuhadaa(i), wa ‘ayshas-su’adaa(i), wa muraafaqatal-‘ambiyaa'(i), wan-nasra ‘alal-‘a ‘daa’ (i), innaka Samii’ud-du’aa.

[‘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 success in what is pre-determined, the hospitality reserved for Your martyrs, the life of the blissful, the company of prophets, and Your help against the enemies; verily You hear all du’aas.

Martyrs: The station of and the hospitality reserved for the Prophet ﷺ is higher than that of the martyrs. But it has been mentioned here to show that it is proper for the ummah to make this du’aa.

Life of the blissful: i.e. in the Hereafter.

Your help: Allah’s help sometimes comes overtly. At other times it comes internally whereby His servants’ hearts are strengthened.

Enemies: i.e. of the religion (Fayd al-Qadiir).

(Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration, translation and commentary of du’aa #139 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)