Author: towardsfalah

Du’aa for blessings and contentment

اَللّٰهُمَّ أَرْضِنِيْ بِقَضَائِكَ، وَبَارِكْ لِيْ فِيْمَا قُدِّرَ لِيْ،حَتّٰى لَا أُحِبَّ تَعْجِيْلَ مَا أَخَّرْتَ، وَلَا تَأْخِيْرَ مَا عَجَّلْتَ ـ

Allaahumma ardinii biqadaa’ik(a), wa baarik lii fiimaa quddira lii, hattaa laa uhibba ta’jiila maa akh-khart(a), wa laa ta’khira maa ‘ajjalt. [‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar. Kanz al-‘Ummal #9323]

O Allah, make me happy with Your Will, and bless me in whatever You have destined for me so that I do not want to hasten what You delayed or to delay what You hastened.

This du’aa is also recommended for saying when one is facing financial difficulties.

(Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration, translation and commentary of du’aa #133 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

Du’aa to make when faced with a decision

اَللّٰهُمَّ خِرْ لِيْ وَاخْتِر لِيْ ـ

Allaahumma khir lii wakh-tar lii. [Abu Bakr. Sunan at-Tirmidhi #3438]

O Allah, choose and select for me.

When a person is faced with a decision and there is no time for Istikhaarah salaat, this du’aa can be said repeatedly instead.

(Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration, translation and commentary of du’aa #132 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

Du’aa for freedom from needing those of Allah Ta’aala’s creatures who do not need us

اَللّٰهُمَّ أَنْتَ السَّلَامُ وَ مِنْكَ السَّلَامُ وَأِلَيْكَ يَعُوْدُ السَّلَامُ، أَسْأَلُكَ يَا ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَالْأِكْرَامِ أَنْ تَسْتَجِيْبَ لَنَا دَعْوَتَنَا، وَأَنْ تُعْطِيَنَا رَغْبَتَنَا، وَ أَنْ تُغْنِيَنَا عَمَّنْ أَغْنَيْتَهُ عَنَّا مِنْ خَلْقِكَ ـ

Allaahumma antas-Salaamu wa minkas-salaamu wa ilayka ya’uudus-salaam(u), as’aluka yaa Dhal-jalaali wal-‘ikraami an tastajiiba lanaa da’watanaa, wa an tu’tiyanaa raghbatanaa, wa an tughniyanaa ‘amman aghnaytahuu ‘annaa min khaliqik. [Abu Sa’id al-Khudri. Majma’ az-Zawa’id #16998]

O Allah, Your name is as-Salaam (Giver of Peace); peace comes only from You and returns to You. I beg You, O the Majestic and Benevolent, that You accept our du’aas, grant us what we long for, and free us from needing those of Your creatures who do not need us.

free us from… who do not need us: This is an interdependent world. That makes communities, societies, and civilization itself possible. When two parties have mutual and roughly equal needs for each other, the result is an equitable exchange. On the other hand, one-sided dependence is the source of all exploitation. We seek Allah’s help in getting out of it and we must do all we can to end such a relationship.

(Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration, translation and commentary of du’aa #131 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)