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)

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)