Dua

Du’aa – I am weak, lowly and needy

Du'aa 81

Allaahumma innii da’iifun fa qawwi fi ridaaka du’fii, wa khudh ilal-khayri binaasiyatii, waj-‘alil-‘Islaama muntahaa ridaa’ii, wa innii dhaliilun fa a’izzaniii, wa innii faqiirun far-zuqnii. [Buraydah al-Aslami. Mustadrak Hakim #131/1931; Ibid. Al-Jami’ as-Saghir #2882]

O Allah, I am weak; replace my weakness with strength in my pursuits of Your pleasure. Pull me by the forelocks toward good. Make Islam the ultimate object of my pleasure. I am lowly, so give me honor. And I am needy, so provide for me.

(Source: Khalid Baig’s translation of du’aa #81 in the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

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Du’aa for a clean and graceful life, death and return

اَ للّٰهُمَّ أِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ عِيْشَةً نَّقِيَّةً، وَّمِيْتَةً سَوِيَّةً، وَّمَرَدًّاغَيْرَمَخْزِيٍّ وَّلَا فَاضِحٍ ـ

Allaahummaa innii as’aluka ‘ishatan naqiyya(tan), wa miitatan sawiyya(tan), wa maraddan ghayra makhziyyin wa laa faadih. (‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar. Mustadrak Hakim #186/1986)

O Allah, I ask You for a clean life, a graceful death, and a return (to You) which is neither humiliating nor disgracing.

A clean life is a life of purity and virtue. Such a person is happy and contented. He is pleased with Allah’s decrees and Allah is pleased with him.

(Source: Khalid Baig’s translation and commentary of du’aa #80 in the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

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May Allah Ta’aala grant us all the wisdom to honour believers during their lifetime and after their death and keep hidden their faults, sins, and humiliations; and may He grant that others honour the good in us and keep our faults, sins, and humiliations hidden from others. Ameen.

Du’aa for excellence in worship to Allah Ta’aala

– اَلّٰهُمَّ أَ عِنَّا عَلٰ ذِكْرِكَ وَ شُكْرِكَ وَ حُسْنِ عِبَادَتِكَ

Allahumma a’innaa ‘alaa dhikrika wa shukrika wa husni ‘ibaadatik. [Abu Hurayrah. Kanz al-‘Ummal #3700; Mu’adh ibn Jabal. Sunan Abi Dawud #1301]

O Allah, help us in Your remembrance, in gratitude to You, and in reaching excellence in Your worship.

Ameen

Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallem) taught the singular version of this du’aa to Sayyidna Mu’adh ibn Jabal (ra) as a very special gift and advised him to say it after every salaat (Sunan Abi Dawud).

(Source: Khalid Baig’s commentary on  du’aa #78 in the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

Du’aa regarding sins, worries, debts and needs

Du'aa 77

Allaahumma laa tada’ lanaa dhamban illaa ghafartah(uu), wa laa hamman illaa farrajtah(uu), wa laa daynan illaa qadaytah(uu), wa  laa hajatam min hawaa’ijid-dunyaa wal-aakhiati illaa qadaythaaa yaa arhamar-raahimiin. [Anas ibn Malik. Majma’ az-Zawa’id #17266]

O Allah, do not leave any of our sins except that you forgive them, nor any of our worries except that you remove them, nor any of our debts except that you discharge them, nor any of our needs from this world and the Hereafter except that you satisfy them. O the Most Merciful of those who show mercy.

Ameen

(Source: Khalid Baig’s translation and transliteration of  du’aa #77 in the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

Du’aa for the end of all our affairs

اَللّٰهُمَّ أَحْسِنْ عَا قِبَتَنَا فِي الْأُمُوْرِ كُلِهَا، وَأَجِرْ نَا مِنْ خِزْيِ اللدُّ نْيَا وَ عَذَابِ الْاٰخِرَةِ ـ

Allaahumma ahsin ‘aaqibatanaa fil-‘umuuri kullihaa, wa ajirnaa min khizyid-dunyaa wa ‘adhaabil-aakhirah. [Busr ibn Artat al-Qurashi. Musnad Ahmad #16970]

O Allah, make the end of all our affairs the best and save us from disgrace in this world and punishment in the Hereafter.

Ameen

(Source: Khalid Baig’s translation of  du’aa #75 in the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

Du’aa for Every Good that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallem) Asked for

اَللّٰهُمَّ أِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ خَيْرِ مَا سَأَلَكَ عَبْدُكَ وَ نَبِيُّكَ. اَللّٰهُمَّ أِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ الْجَنَّةَ وَ مَا قَرَّبَ أِلَيْهَامِنْ قَوْلٍ أَوْ عَمَلٍ، وَّ أَ سْأَلُكَ أَنْ تَجْعَلَ كُلَّ قَضَاءٍ قَضَيْتَهٗ لِيْ خَيْرًا، وَّأَسْأَلُكَ مَا قَضَيْتَ لِيْ مِنْ أَ مْرٍ أَنْ تَجْعَلَ عَا قِبَتَهٗ رُشْدًاـ

Allaahumma innii as’aluka min khayri maa sa’alaka ‘abduka wa nabiyyuk(a). Allaahumma innii as’alukal-Jannata wa maa qarraba ilayhaa min qawlin aw ‘amal(in), wa as’aluka an taj’ala kulla qadaa’in qadaytahuu lii khayra(n), wa as’aluka maa qadayta lii min amrin an taj’ala aqibatuhuu rushda. [‘A’ishah. Sunnan Ibn Majah #3836; Ibid. Mustadrak Hakim #114/1914]

O Allah, I beg You for every good that Your servant and Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallem) asked You for. O Allah, I beg You for Paradise and all words or actions that may bring me closer to it. I beg You that You make every decree of fate good for me. And I beg You that whatever decisions You make for me, make their end good.

Ameen

A famous hadith says that everything that Allah Ta’aala brings about is good for the believer. If it is a blessing he is thankful for it and if it is a hardship he shows patience in facing it. In both cases the end result is good for him. Is there a contradiction between that hadith and this du’aa? Not at all. The hadith describes the attitude of a true believer. The du’aa here is that we develop that attitude and conviction that will help us in all the ups and downs of this life (Fayd al-Qadir).

(Source: Khalid Baig’s commentary of  du’aa #74 in the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

Du’aa for good

-اَللّٰهُمَّ أِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ مِنَ الْخَيْرِ كُلِّهٖ٬ عَاجِلِهٖ وَاٰجِلِهٖ٬ مَا عَلِمْتُ مِنْهُ وَ مَا لَمْ أَعْلَمْ

Allaahumma innii as’aluka minal-khayri kullih(ii), ‘aajilihii wa aajilih(i), maa ‘alimtu minhu wa maa lam a’lam. [‘Aishah. Sunan Ibn Majah #3836]

O Allah, I beg You for all the good, immediate and in the future; that of which I know and that of which I know not.

Ameen

(Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration and translation of  du’aa #73 in the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)