Dua

Du’aa to guide aright and be guided aright

اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْنَا هَادِيْنَ مُهْتَدِيْنَ، غَيْرَ ضَالِّيْنَ وَ لَا مُضِلِّيْنَ، سِلْمًا لِّأَوْلِيَا ئِكَ وَحَرْبًالِّأعْدَائِكَ، نُحِبُّ بِحُبِّكَ مَنْ أَحَبَّكَ، وَنُعَادِيْ بِعَدَاوَتِكَ مَنْ خَالَفَكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ ـ

اَللّٰهُمَّ هٰذَا الدُّ عاءُ وَ عَلَيْكَ الْإِجَابَلةُ، وَ هٰذَا الْجُهْدُ وَ عَلَيْكَ التُّكْلَانُ ـ

Allaahummaj-‘alnaa haadiina muhtadiin(a), ghayra daalliina wa laa mudilliin(a), silman li’awliyaa’ika wa harban li’a’daa’ik(a), nuhibbu bihubbika man ahabbak(a), wa nu’aadii bi’adaawatika man khaalafaka min khalqik.

Allaahumma haadhad-du’aa’u wa ‘alaykal-‘ijaaba(tu), wa haadhal-juhdu wa ‘alaykat-tuklaan.

[‘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, make us the ones who guide aright and are guided aright, who are neither misguided nor do they lead others astray. At peace with Your friends, at war with Your enemies. Loving with Your love those who love You. Despising with Your antagonism those of Your creatures who oppose You.

O Allah, this is the supplication and it is up to You to grant it. This is the effort and the reliance is on You.

As the hadeeth points out, “Whoever loves for the sake of Allah and hates for the sake of Allah, he has perfected his imaan.”

(Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration, translation and commentary of du’aa #143 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

DU’AA FOR PEACE ON THE APPOINTED DAY AND PARADISE ON THE DAY OF ETERNITY

اَللّٰهُمَّ ذَا الْحَبْلِ الشَّدِيْدِ، وَالْأَمْرِ الرَّشِيْدِ، أَسْأَلُكَ الْأَمْنَ يَوْمَ الْوَعِيْدِ، وَالْجَنَّةَيَوْمَ الْخُلُوْدِ، مَعَ الْمُقَرَّبِيْنَ الشُّهُوْدِ، الرُّكَّعِ السُّجُوْدِ، الْمُوْفِيْنَ بِالْعُهُوْدِ، إِنَّكَ رَحِيْمٌ وَّدُوْدٌ، وَّ إِنَّكَ تَفْعَلُ مَاتُرِيْدُـ

Allaahumma Dhal-hablish-shadiid(i), wal-‘amrir-rashiid(i), as’alukal-‘amna yawmal-wa’iid(i), wal-Jannata yawmal-khuluud(i), ma-al-muqarrabiinash-shuhuud(i), ar-rukka’is-sujuud(i), al-muufiina bil-‘uhuud(i), innaka Rahiimun Waduud(un), wa innaka taf’alu maa turiid.

[‘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, O the Maker of strong covenants whose every command is right. I beseech You for peace on the Appointed Day and for Paradise on the Day of Eternity along with those who are close to You and will be watching you, are often busy in kneeling and prostrating before You, and who fulfill their covenants. Surely, You are the Merciful, the Most Loving and indeed, You do what You will.

Strong covenant: Literally, it means strong rope. It refers to the Qur’an or the din as the Qur’an says, “Hold fast to the rope of Allah” (Al-i- ‘Imran, 3:103)

Day of Eternity: Day of entering into the Eternal Garden or the Eternal Fire.

(Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration, translation and commentary of du’aa #142 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

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)