du’aas

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)

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)