Dua

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.

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

Du’aa for faith, belief and mercy

اَللّٰهُمَّ أَعْطِنِيْ إِيْمَانًا لَّايَرْتَدُّ، وَيَقِيْنًا لَّيْسَ بَعْدَهٗ كُفْرٌ، وَّرَحْمَةً أَنَالُ بِهَا شَرَفَ كَرَامَتِكَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْاٰخِرَةِ ـ

Allaahumma a’tinii iimaanan laa yartadd(u), wa yaqiinan laysa ba’dahuu kufr(un), wa rahmatan anaalu bihaa sharafa karaamatika fid-dunyaa wal-aakhirah.

[‘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, grant me faith that is never shaken, belief so that there is no disbelief thereafter, and mercy by virtue of which I gain the distinction of honor granted by You in this life and the Hereafter.

Mercy by virtue of which: This again affirms that we gain higher ranks through Allah’s mercy, not by dint of our actions.

(Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration, translation and commentary of du’aa #138 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

Du’aa to rejoice and seek forgiveness

اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِيْ مِنَ الَّذِيْنَ إِذَا أَحْسَنُوْا اسْتَبْشَرُوْا، وَإِذَا أَسَاءُوْا اسْتَغْفَرُوْا ـ

Allaahummaj-‘alnii minal-ladhiina idhaa ahsanus-tabsharuu, wa idhaa asaa’us-taghfaruu. [‘A’ishah. Sunan Ibn Majah #3810]

O Allah, make me among those who, when they commit an act of virtue, rejoice, and when they commit a mistake, seek forgiveness.

Some scholars have commented: The best sin is the one followed by repentance, and the worst act of obedience is the one followed by pride (Fayd al-Qadir).

(Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration, translation and commentary of du’aa #136 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)