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 for Allah Ta’aala’s Special Mercy

اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ رَحْمَةً مِّنْ عِنْدِكَ تَهْدِيْ بِهَا قَلْبِيْ، وَتَجْمَعُ بِهَا أَمْرِيْ، وَتَلُمُّ بِهَا شَعْثِيْ، وَ تُصْلِحُ بِهَا دَيْنِيْ، وَتَقْضِيْ بِهَا دَيْنِيْ، وَتَحفَظْ بِهَا غَائِبِيِ، وَتِرْفَعُ بِهَا شَاهِدِيْ، وَ تُبَيِّضُ بِهَا وَجْهِيْ، وَتُزَكِّيْ بِهَا عَمَلِيْ، وَتُلْهِمُنِيْ بِهَا رَشَدِيْ، وَتَرُدُّ بِهَا أُلْفَتِيْ، وَ تَعْصِمُنِيْ بِهَا مِنْ كُلِّ سُوْءٍ ـ

Allaahumma innii as’aluka rahmatam min ‘indika tahdii bihaa qalbii, wa tajma’u bihaa amrii, wa talummu bihaa sha’thii, wa tuslihu bihaa diinii, wa taqdii bihaa daynii, wa tahfazu bihaa ghaa’ibii, wa tarfa’u bihaa shaahidii, wa tubayyidu bihaa wajhii, wa tuzakkii bihaa ‘amalii, wa tulhimunii bihaa rashadii, wa taruddu bihaa ulfatii, wa ta’simunii bihaa min kulli suu’.

[‘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 Your special mercy with which You may guide my heart, arrange my affairs, end my disorder, improve my religion, discharge my debt, protect that part of me that is out of sight, elevate whatever is in sight, brighten my face, purify my deeds, inspire me with what is right for me, return me to what I cherish and love, and protect me from every evil.

Special mercy: that ensues on its own without there being a cause for it. We seek Allah’s mercy while recognizing that we can never deserve it through our own actions.

Guide my heart: guide me to You and bring me closer to You.

Out of sight: refers to a person’s inner qualities: faith, morality, and character.

In sight: refers to our overt deeds.

Purify my deeds: purify them of insincerity and the desire to get praise from other human beings (Fayd al-Qadir).

(Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration, translation and commentary of du’aa #137 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)