Category Archives: Sunnah Duas

Du’a To Put Trust In Allah 

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Du’a To Put Trust In Allah 

Assalam alaikum wa rahmatullah sisters. Hope we are all in a high state of iman and taqwa in sha Allah.Today I will be sharing with us a dua that will help us put our complete trust in Allah (SWT)
حَسْبِيَ اللهُ لَآ إِلٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَهُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ”.
Hasbiyallaahu laa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa Huwa ‘alayhi tawakkaltu wa Huwa Rabbul-‘Arshil-‘Adheem .
Allah is sufficient for me . There is none worthy of worship but Him . I have placed my trust in Him, He is Lord of the Majestic Throne . (Recite seven times in Arabic .)
Reference:

Allah will grant whoever recites this seven times in the morning or evening whatever he desires from this world or the next, Ibn As-Sunni (no. 71), Abu Dawud 4/321. Both reports are attributed directly to the Prophet (Marfu1). The chain of transmission is sound (Sahih). Ibn As-Sunni.

DUA FOR DAILY PROTECTION FROM HARM

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DUA FOR DAILY PROTECTION FROM HARM

Khawlah bint Hakeem Al-Salamiyyah (RA) said: “I heard the prophet (s.a.w.) say: “Whoever makes a stop in some place, then says, ‘A’oodhu bi kalimaat Allah il-taammah min sharri ma khalaqa (I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from the evil of that which He has created),’ nothing will harm him until he moves on from that place” (narrated by Muslim).
أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ
A’oodhu bi kalimaat Allaah al-taammaati min sharri maa khalaq
“I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from the evil of that which He has created.”
It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah said: A man came to the prophet (s.a.w.) and said, “O Messenger of Allah, I am suffering because of a scorpion that stung me yesterday.” He said, “If you had said in the evening, ‘A’oodhu bi kalimaat Allah hil-taammah min sharri ma khalaqa (I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from the evil of that which He has created),’ it would not have harmed you” .

*Making Dua? Praise Allah First!*

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*Making Dua? Praise Allah First!*

Suppose you want to borrow money from a friend. Would you go to the house, knock on the door, and ask for money? Or would you greet him, inquire about his well-being, and then ask?

Similarly, you’re missing out on a beautiful sunnah if you dive right into your dua’. When it comes to supplicating, praise Allah ‘azza wa jall first!
From Anas ibn Mālik (may Allāh be pleased with him), [who] said:
Um Sulaym came to the Prophet ﷺ and said, “O Messenger of Allāh, teach me some words

I can ask [Allāh] with.”
He said: Proclaim Allāh’s great distance, Mighty is He and Majestic, from any kind of imperfection [by saying ‘subhānallāh’ ten times; glorify Him with praise [by saying ‘al-hamdulillāh’ ten times; and extol His greatness above all things [by saying ‘Allāhu akbar’ ten times. Then after that, ask for what you need, for He [will] certainly then say: ‘Indeed, I have done it; indeed, I have done it.’
Ahmad, Al-Tirmidhī, and Al-Nasā’ī reported it with their chains of narration, and Al-Albānī graded it hasan [a good, acceptable narration].
Faddaalah ibn ‘Ubayd: 

“When any one of you prays, let him start by praising Allah, then let him send blessings upon the Prophet , then let him say du’aa’ however he wishes.”
Al-Tirmidhi said: (it is) a saheeh hadeeth. It was also classed as saheeh by al-Haakim, and al-Dhahabi agreed with him. Zaad al-Ma’aad, 1/257, 258.
May Allah give us the ability to revive this sunnah. And may He accept our sincere duas.

Four Heavy Praises of Dhikr

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Four Heavy Praises of Dhikr

*Learn a Du’aa*Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu

Tonight we shall be learning a not so long du’a that we can utter in just one minute and earn uncountable rewards in shaa Allah *Subhaan Allaah wa bi hamdih, ‘adada khalqihi, wa ridaa nafsihi, wazinata ‘arshihi, wa midaada kalimaatihi* (Glory and praise be to Allaah, as much as the number of His creation, as much as pleases Him, as much as the weight of His Throne and as much as the ink of His words) These words bring many more times the reward for other forms of tasbeeh and dhikr, as was reported in a saheeh ahaadeeth from the Mother of the Believers, Juwairiyah bint Al-Harith who reported that the Prophet came out from my apartment in the morning as I was busy in performing the dawn prayer. He came back in the forenoon and found me sitting there. The Prophet said, ”Are you still in the same position as I left you.” I replied in the affirmative. Thereupon the Prophet said, “I recited four phrases three times after I had left you. If these are to be weighed against all you have recited since morning, these will be heavier. These are: *Subhan-Allah Wa bihamdihi, ‘adada khalqihi, wa rida-a nafsihi, wa zinatah ‘arshihi, wa midada kalimatihi* (Allah is free from imperfection and I begin with His praise, as many times as the number of His creatures, in accordance with His Good Pleasure, equal to the ink that may be used in recording the words (for His Praise).” (Muslim) 

Remember to recite this du’a 3 times tomorrow morning and every other morning in shaa Allah. Fi amanillah.

Du’a To Do Good And Shun Evil

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Du’a To Do Good And Shun Evil

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhI hope you are in best state of health and iman.
*Learn a Du’aa*
O Allah, I ask You for the accomplishment of good deeds, and the abandonment of evil deeds, and the love of the poor; and to forgive me and show me mercy; and when You decree tribulation for a people, to take me unscathed. I ask You for Your love, and the love of those who love You, and the love of any action that will bring me closer to Your love.
Allāhumma inny as’aluka fi’l al-khayrāt wa tark al-munkarāt wa ḥubb al-masākeen, wa an taghfira ly wa tarḥamany, wa idhā arardta fitnata qawmin fa-tawaffany ghayra maftoon. Wa as’aluka ḥubbak, wa ḥubba man yuḥibbuk, wa ḥubba ‘amalin yuqarribuny ilā ḥubbik.
‎ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ فِعْلَ الْخَيْرَاتِ، وَتَرْكَ الْمُنْكَرَاتِ، وَحُبَّ الْمَسَاكِينِ، وَأَنْ تَغْفِرَ لِي، وَتَرْحَمَنِي، وَإِذَا أَرَدْتَ فِتْنَةَ قَوْمٍ فَتَوَفَّنِي غَيْرَ مَفْتُونٍ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ حُبَّكَ، وَحُبَّ مَنْ يُحِبُّكَ، وَحُبَّ عَمَلٍ يُقَرِّبُنِي إِلَى حُبِّكَ
Mu‘âdh b. Jabal (rA) narrates: The Messenger of Allah ‎ﷺ was prevented one morning from [attending] the morning prayer with us until we almost saw the peak of the sun. When he completed the prayer, he said to us “[Stay] in your rows as you are.”
Then he turned to us and said: “Shall I now tell you what kept me from you this morning? I arose during the night, performed ablution, and prayed as much as was possible for me. Then I became drowsy in my prayer until I found it burdensome [to continue]. Then suddenly I was before my Lord, the Blessed and Exalted, in the most beautiful of forms. He said: ‘O Muhammad.” I responded: ‘At your service, my Lord.” He said: ‘About what does the highest gathering dispute?’ I said: ‘I do not know.’” He repeated it three times.
He said: “Then I saw Him place His palm between my shoulders, and I felt the coolness of His fingertips between my breasts. Then, all became clear to me and I suddenly knew. So He said: ‘O Muhammad,’ and I replied: ‘At your service, my Lord.’ He asked: ‘About what does the highest gathering dispute?’ I responded: ‘About the actions of atonement.’ He asked: ‘What are they?’ I said: ‘The footsteps towards good deeds, sitting in the mosques after the prayers, and perfecting the ablution during times of difficulty.’ He said: ‘What else?’ I responded: ‘Feeding others, soft speech, and praying at night while people are sleeping.’
He said: ‘Ask [of Me]; – say: O Allah, I ask You for the accomplishment of good deeds, and the abandonment of evil deeds, and the love of the poor; and to forgive me and show me mercy; and when You decree tribulation for a people, to take me unscathed. I ask You for Your love, and the love of those who love You, and the love of any action that will bring me closer to Your love.’”
The Messenger of Allah ‎ﷺ said: “It is certainly true, so study it then learn it.”
[Sound: Narrated by at-Tirmidhi (3235) who deemed it “hasan-saheeh,” Ibn Khuzaymah in at-Tawheed (441), and Ahmad (22109)]

Freeing ten slaves, 100 hasanaat, 100 bad deeds erased and protection from the shaytaan.

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Freeing ten slaves, 100 hasanaat, 100 bad deeds erased and protection from the shaytaan.

*Learn a Du’aa*Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu
I hope you are all in best state of health and imaan. 

Today, we would be learning a great du’a, that has enormous benefits. This du’a is probably known by most of us but we undermine its importance and probably only do it only once in a while, missing out on a great deal of reward and protection we will derive from it. The du’a I am referring to is

*La ilaha illallahu wahdahu la sharikalahu, lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu wa huwa ala kulli shay’in qadiiir*. 

The reference of this du’a is a hadith narrated by Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, 

“Whoever says ‘Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in Qadeer (There is no god but Allaah Alone, with no partner or associate; His is the Dominion and His is the Praise, and He is Able to do all things), one hundred times in a day, it will be equivalent (in reward) to freeing ten slaves, and a hundred hasanaat (good deeds) will be recorded for him, and one hundred sayi’aat (bad deeds) will be erased from his record; it will be a protection for him from the Shaytaan all that day until evening comes, and nobody can do any better than that except one who does more than that.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 3050).
*freeing ten slaves, 100 hasanaat, 100 bad deeds erased and protection from the shaytaan* I have no doubt we all want these, I pray Allah gives us the ability to be consistent with our adhkar ameen.

This ramadhaan….I will reflect on Allahs creation

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When two of the sahabah went to Aisha (radiya Allahu anha), asking, “Tell us about the most unusual thing you witnessed from the Messenger of Allah,” she cried and said, All his matters were amazing.

One night, he came close to me until his skin touched my skin and he said, “Let me worship my Lord.” I said, “Wallahi, I love your being close to me, and I also love that you worship your Lord.” So he made wudu’, but didn’t use too much water. Then he stood up in prayer and cried until his beard became wet. Then he prostrated and cried until he made the ground wet. Then he then laid down on his side and cried.

When Bilal came to tell the Prophet it was time for Fajr, he said, “O Messenger of Allah! What makes you cry, when Allah has forgiven your past and future sins?” He said, “O Bilal, what are you saying! What would prevent me from crying when on this night, this ayah was revealed to me:

إنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ لَآيَاتٍ لِّأُولِي الْأَلْبَاب
ِ {Certainly, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are, indeed, signs for men of understanding.} [3:190]
“Woe to the one who recites it but does not contemplate it.”

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{Certainly, in the creation of the heavens and the Earth} [3:190] – Referring to the sky in its height and spaciousness, and the earth in its expanse and density, and the tremendous, visible signs they both contain: rotating planets; seas and mountains and deserts; trees and plants and fruits and animals and minerals; and a world full of all sorts colors and scents and tastes. {And in the alternation of night and day} 

Think about how one follows and takes from the length of the other. At times, you’ll find either the night or the day becoming longer than the other; at times one will be shorter; and other times, you’ll find that they’re both the same length.

And this same pattern of changing and altering is repeated again and again over the years, and all this occurs by the decision of the Almighty, the Most Wise. Which is why, at the end of this ayah, Allah says that in these signs, {there are indeed signs for men of understanding} – Referring to the intelligent and sound minds that contemplate the true reality of things, unlike the mentally deaf and spiritually mute, who don’t contemplate and cannot comprehend. Allah describes these righteous people

* {Those who remember Allah standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides} [3:191] –
These people remember Allah in all situations, in their heart and in their speech and actions, {and think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the Earth}, – Contemplating the signs in the sky and the earth that testify to the Might, Ability, Knowledge, Wisdom, Will and Mercy of the Creator. And the ayah continues, implying that these people say:

{“Our Lord! You have not created this without purpose”}
You did not create all this in jest and play. Instead, O Allah, You created it in truth, so that You would pay back those who do evil for what they’ve done, and reward those who do good with something better. These faithful believers praise Allah and deny that He does anything in jest and without purpose, saying,

{“Glory and praise to You,”} –
How far removed and above these things you are, our Lord. You would never create anything without purpose,

{“Give us salvation from the torment of the Fire.”} – Meaning, “O You Who created the creation in truth and justice, O You Who is far from any shortcomings, far from doing things without purpose or in jest… save us from the torment of the Fire with Your Power and Strength. Direct us to perform deeds that earn us your pleasure. Guide us to doing good, righteous work so that You’ll enter us into Gardens of Delight, and save us from a painful torment.” They go on with their du’aa and supplication, saying,

{“Our Lord! Certainly, those You admit to the Fire, certainly, You’ve have disgraced him} [3:192] – By humiliating and disgracing him before all people on the Day of Gathering, {“and never will the wrongdoers find any helpers.”} – On the Day of Judgment, who would save them from You? There’s no escaping whatever fate You decide for them.

{“Our Lord! Certainly, we heard the call of one calling to faith,”} [3:193] – A caller who calls to faith, referring to the Messenger of Allah; this caller said, {‘Believe in your Lord,’ and we have believed} – So they heard the call, and they accepted his call and followed him.

{Our Lord! Forgive our sins”} – Forgive our sins on account of our faith and obeying Your Prophet, forgive and cover them {“and expiate our evil deeds”} – Forgive these things in private,

{“And make us die along with al-Abrar.”} – Join us with the righteous people. And still, their du’aa continues..

{“Our Lord! Grant us what You promised unto us through Your Messengers”} [3:194] – Meaning, give us what You promised us through the words of Your Messengers, in terms of victory and success in this world, and Your Pleasure and Paradise in the next,

{“and don’t disgrace us on the Day of Resurrection”} – Don’t expose us before all creation, {“for You never break Your Promise.”} – Certainly, the promise You conveyed to Your Messengers, which includes us being resurrected before You, will surely come to pass.

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It was the Prophet’s habit, salla Allahu alayhi wasallam, to recite the last few ayahs at the end of Aal ‘Imran when he woke up at night for voluntary prayer, and it was these ayahs that – when they first came down, caused him to weep until his beard, and the earth where he made sujood, become wet. [The above was taken — with some alternation — from the Abridged Tafsir of Ibn Kathir.] 

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Action points:

– Read the last few ayahs of Surat Aal ‘Imran, ayahs 193-200, in their original Arabic, contemplating on what Allah is saying in them. Read a tafsir alongside the ayahs, for maximum benefit. Better yet, memorize these ayahs, and recite them when you wake up at night for prayer.

-Know that some of the righteous people of the past considered it better to spend some time reflecting on Allah’s creation than to pray qiyaam all night. This is because it’s possible to go through the motions of prayer mechanically; but when you sit down to contemplate, you immediately engage your heart and mind in reflecting on Allah’s signs.

– Reflect on your own creation. Realize that Allah gave us signs to reflect on, both in His Book, and in the world all around us, and even within ourselves. Yes. Allah made countless signs inside us, in the creation of humans: in the chambers of our beating hearts; in the inner cochlea of our ears. In our senses and our ability to experience the world around us; in our unique ability to form words and produce beautiful, eloquent speech. Our skin and our flesh and our bones, our movements and our features, our personalities and characters and abilities, all coming together… “And We have certainly created man in the best form and stature” [95:4]

– Spend time in nature. Don’t neglect your work or duties or worship, but take time to disconnect from media and its glaring screens, from the constant pull towards “entertainment.” Go outside for a walk. Leave your phone at home. Sit under the shade of a tree and recite Qur’an. Go out at night this Ramadan to reflect on the stages of the moon and reflect over its phases and the passage of time. Reflect on the sun – that star, that burning ball of fire – which Allah made a means for life on earth. Trees that grow from minute seeds to become many times their size, branches growing in all directions, twisting and turning to reach this sun. Birds and animals with species to amaze. A sky lit up and painted daily with so many breathtaking strokes of color. Marvel at Allah’s creation and power and strength.

Soak in the beauty of a world Allah created, all the while hoping and praying for what’s better and more-lasting in the Hereafter. Flawless. Beautiful. Allah’s creation, ‘azza wa jall. Fatabaaraka Allahu ahsanul-Khaaliqeen, “Glory be to Allah, the Best of Creators” [23:14].

Taken from http://www.igotitcovered.org