du’aas

Du’aa for life and death as a humble person

اَللّٰهُمَّ أَحْيِنِيْ مِسْكِيْنًا وَّأَمِتْنِيْ مِسْكِيْنًا وَّاحْشُرْنِيْ فِيْ زُمْرَةِ الْمَسَاكِيْنِ ـ

Allaahumma ahyinii miskiinan wa amitnii miskiinan wah-shurnii fii zumratil-masaakiin. [Anas ibn Malik. Sunan at-Tirmidhi #2275]

O Allah, give me life of a humble person and death of a humble person, and raise me on the Day of Judgment among humble persons.

(Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration and translation of du’aa #135 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

No real life except that of the Hereafter

اَللّٰهُمَّ لَاعَيْشَ إِلَّاعَيْشُ الْاٰخِرَةِ ـ

Allaahumma laa ‘aysha illaa ‘ayshul-aakirah. [Anas ibn Malik. Sahih al-Bukhari #2741]

O Allah, there is no (real) life except that of the Hereafter.

The Prophet ﷺ said this when digging the trench in preparation for the Battle of the Trench. The Ansar were reciting:

نَحْنُ الَّذِينَ بَايَعُوا مُحَمَّدَا          عَلَى الْجِهَادِ مَا حَيِينَا أَبَدَا

And the Prophet ﷺ responded with:

اَللّٰهُمَّ لَاعَيْشَ إِلَّاعَيْشُ الْاٰخِرَةِ          فَأَكْرِمْ الْأَنْصَارَ وَالْمُهَاجِرَهْ

(Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration, translation and commentary of du’aa #134 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

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)