The Prophet’s ﷺ Most Repeated Du’a

Yaa Muqallibal-quloob, thabbit qalbee alaa deenik

Shahr bin Hawshab said:

“I said to Umm Salamah: ‘O Mother of the Believers! What was the supplication that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said most frequently when he was with you?” She said: ‘The supplication he said most frequently was: “O Changer of the hearts, make my heart firm upon Your religion (Yā Muqallibal-qulūb, thabbit qalbī `alā dīnik).’” She said: ‘So I said: “O Messenger of Allah, why do you supplicate so frequently: ‘O Changer of the hearts, make my heart firm upon Your religion.’ He said: ‘O Umm Salamah! Verily, there is no human being except that his heart is between Two Fingers of the Fingers of Allah, so whomsoever He wills He makes steadfast, and whomever He wills He causes to deviate.’”

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو مُوسَى الأَنْصَارِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا مُعَاذُ بْنُ مُعَاذٍ، عَنْ أَبِي كَعْبٍ، صَاحِبِ الْحَرِيرِ حَدَّثَنِي شَهْرُ بْنُ حَوْشَبٍ، قَالَ قُلْتُ لأُمِّ سَلَمَةَ يَا أُمَّ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ مَا كَانَ أَكْثَرُ دُعَاءِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِذَا كَانَ عِنْدَكِ قَالَتْ كَانَ أَكْثَرُ دُعَائِهِ ‏”‏ يَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِي عَلَى دِينِكَ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالَتْ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مَا لأَكْثَرِ دُعَائِكَ يَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِي عَلَى دِينِكَ قَالَ ‏”‏ يَا أُمَّ سَلَمَةَ إِنَّهُ لَيْسَ آدَمِيٌّ إِلاَّ وَقَلْبُهُ بَيْنَ أُصْبُعَيْنِ مِنْ أَصَابِعِ اللَّهِ فَمَنْ شَاءَ أَقَامَ وَمَنْ شَاءَ أَزَاغَ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ فَتَلاَ مُعَاذٌ ‏:‏ ‏(‏ ربَّنَا لاَ تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا ‏)‏ قَالَ وَفِي الْبَابِ عَنْ عَائِشَةَ وَالنَّوَّاسِ بْنِ سَمْعَانَ وَأَنَسٍ وَجَابِرٍ وَعَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو وَنُعَيْمِ بْنِ هَمَّارٍ ‏.‏ قَالَ وَهَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ ‏.‏

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3522.
Book 48, Hadith 153

[Authenticated by al-Albanee in al-Jaam’i as-Sagheer 1323/7988]

Translation Source: Darusslam Publication of Sunan At-Tirmidhi

Allaahumma innee a’oothu bika min sharri sam’ee

Allaahumma innee a'oothu bika min sharri sam'ee

Shakal bin Humaid (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I asked: “O Messenger of Allah, teach me a prayer.” He  ﷺ said, “Say:

للَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ سَمْعِي، وَمِنْ شَرِّ بَصَرِي، وَمِنْ شَرِّ لِسَانِي، وَمِنْ شَرِّ قَلْبِي، وَمِنْ شَرِّ مَنِيِّي

Allaahumma innee a’oothu bika min sharri sam’ee, wa min sharri basaree, wa min sharri lisaanee, wa min sharri qalbee, wa min sharri maniyyee

O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the evil of my hearing, and from the evil of my sight, and from the evil of my tongue, and from the evil of my heart and from the evil of my issue.

Abu Dawud 2/92, At-Tirmidhi 5/523, An-Nasa’i 8/271 and others;

see Sahih At-Tirmidhi 3/166 and Sahih An-Nasa’i 3/1108.

Translation Source: From the Book “Supplications & Treatment with Ruqyah” ,  
Dr. Sa’eed bin Ali Al-Qahtani, Dar-us-Salam Publication

The Supplication Narrated by Zayd ibn Arqam – radiyallaahu anhu

The Supplication Narrated by Zayd ibn Arqam - radiyallaahu anhu

Imaam Muslim -rahimahullaah- reported in his “Saheeh” (The Book of Remembrance, Supplication, Repentance, and Seeking Forgiveness):[no. 2722]:

“Aboo Bakr ibn Abee Shaybah, Ishaaq ibn Ibraaheem, and Muhammad ibn `Abdillaah ibn Numayr narrated to us -and the wording is that of Ibn Numayr: Aboo Mu`aawiyah (Ishaaq said: “He related to us”; and the other two said: “He narrated to us”): from `Aasim: from `Abdullaah ibn al-Haarith; and from Aboo `Uthmaan an-Nahdee: from Zayd ibn Arqam, who said: “I do not say to you except that which Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم used to say. He used to say:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ وَالْجُبْنِ وَالْبُخْلِ وَالْهَرَمِ وَعَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ
اللَّهُمَّ آتِ نَفْسِي تَقْوَاهَا وَزَكِّهَا أَنْتَ خَيْرُ مَنْ زَكَّاهَا أَنْتَ وَلِيُّهَا وَمَوْلاَهَا
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ لاَ يَنْفَعُ وَمِنْ قَلْبٍ لاَ يَخْشَعُ وَمِنْ نَفْسٍ لاَ تَشْبَعُ وَمِنْ دَعْوَةٍ لاَ يُسْتَجَابُ لَهَا

Allaahumma innee a`oodhu bika minal-`ajzi wal-kasali wal-jubni wal-bukhli wal-harami wa `adhaabil-qabr. Allaahumma Aati nafsee taqwaahaa, wa zakkihaa, Anta khayru man zakkaahaa, Anta Waliyyuhaa wa Mawlaahaa. Allaahummaa innee a`oodhu bika min `ilmin laa yanfa`u, wa min qalbin laa yakh-sha`u, wa min nafsin laa tashba`u, wa min da`watin laa yustajaabu lahaa.

“O Allaah! I seek your refuge from incapacity, laziness, cowardice, miserliness, decrepit old age, and punishment of the grave. O Allaah! Grant my soul its dutifulness (taqwaa), and purify it, You are the One to purify it: You are its Guardian and its Lord. O Allaah! I seek Your refuge from knowledge that does not benefit, and from a heart that is not humble, and from a soul that is never satisfied, and from a supplication that is not answered’.”

Also reported by Ahmad (4/371), at-Tirmidhee (no.3572) -in abridged form, and by an-Nasaa·ee (no.5458).

Imaam Aboo Zakariyyaa an-Nawawee -rahimahullaah- (d.676 H) said in his explanation of “Saheeh Muslim”:

“This hadeeth, and others besides it, which occur in rhyming form, are a proof for what the scholars say: that what is blameworthy regarding making it in rhyming form is that which is artificially contrived, for that removes humility, submissiveness, and sincerity; and it diverts from humble beseeching, showing ones state of need, and ones heart being free from preoccupation. As for that which is done without artificial contrivance, and without having to apply thought, due to a persons eloquence and the like, or it is something memorized, then there is no harm, rather it is something good.

And the meaning of (a soul that is never satisfied) is seeking refuge from craving, covetousness, and greed; and from the souls becoming attached to distant hopes;

and the meaning of (purify it) is to cleanse it;

and the word “Khayr” (the best One) is not to show excellence over others, but rather its meaning is: no one can purify it except You; just as he said: “You are its (only) Guardian.”

Imaam Abul-`Abbaas al-Qurtubee -rahimahullaah- (d.656 H) said in his explanation of “Saheeh Muslim”, “al-Mufhim” (7/50):

“(O Allaah! I seek Your refuge from knowledge that does not benefit): it is that which is not acted upon…”

al-Haafiz Muhammad `Abdur-Rahmaan al-Mubaarakfooree -rahimahullaah- (d.1353 H) said in his explanation of the “Sunan” of at-Tirmidhee, “TuhfatulAhwadhee”(10/14):

“(From cowardice):…i.e. from being miserly with ones soul, and not being brave upon obedience; and he sought refuge from it because it leads to punishment in the Hereafter, because he will flee from the battlefield, and enter under Allaah”s threat of punishment: for one who flees has earned Anger from Allaah; and he may be put to trial in his Religion, and so turn apostate, because of cowardice overcoming him, and his fear of falling into captivity and enslavement;

(…miserliness ):…i.e. from failing to benefit others with wealth and knowledge, and with other than these two; even if it be with sincere advice. at-Teebee said: “Generosity is either with ones soul, which is bravery, and its opposite is cowardice; or with wealth, and it is to be generous in giving, and its opposite is miserliness; and bravery and generosity will not be found combined except in a soul that is complete; and they will not both be absent except in one that is at the limit of deficiency;

(… decrepit old age):…it is senility, such that a person returns to being how he was initially, when he was a baby: weak in his body, weak in his intellect, weak in his comprehension;…it is the state of senility, and of being to weak to carry out the obligatory duties, and to take care of himself with respect to cleaning himself; so he becomes dependent upon his family; a burden to them, and they wish for his death; and if he has no family, then the calamity is worse…

( and from punishment of the grave): meaning from that which necessitates its punishment…”

Mullaa `Alee al-Qaaree said in his “Mirqaatul-Mafaateeh” 95/369):

(O Allaah! I seek your refuge from incapacity): meaning inability to perform acts of obedience, and lacking the strength for worship; (and laziness): meaning being sluggish to do good;

(cowardice): i.e. lacking the courage to oppose ones soul and Satan;

(and miserliness): i.e. withholding from spending ones wealth in the ways pleasing to the Lord; (and decrepit old age): i.e. becoming senile, and decrepit old age, such that after having knowledge he returns to a state of knowing nothing;

(and punishment of the grave): with respect to tightness, darkness, desolation; and being struck with iron clubs, and bitten by scorpions, snakes, and the like; or from the punishment that comes about in it for carrying tales, and for not cleaning oneself, and the like;

(O Allaah! Grant): i.e. give; (my soul its dutifulness):: i.e. that it is safeguarded from forbidden things. at-Teebee said: It is befitting that “taqwaa” is explained to be that which is opposite to acts of evil, as in His Saying -He the Most High:

فَأَلْهَمَهَا فُجُورَهَا وَتَقْوَاهَا
[Sooratush-Shams (9):8]
[[Meaning: So He made him aware of acts of obedience and acts of disobedience]];

and it is to be on ones guard against following ones desires, and committing sinful and shameful acts, because the hadeeth is like an explanation and a clarification of the Aayah. So his saying ‘Grant” shows that the meaning of (al-ilhaam) “inspiring/giving awareness” in the Aayah means creating the impulse which leads him to avoid the things mentioned;

and his saying (and purify it, You are the One to purify it): shows that the purification of the soul mentioned in the Aayah is an ascription of something earned by the servant, not creation of the action by him -as is claimed by the Mu`tazilah…;

( You are its Guardian): i.e. the One Who supports and aids it. This relates back to his saying “Grant my soul its dutifulness“. it is as if he is saying: Aid it upon doing whatever will be a means to Your being pleased with it, since You are its Guardian; (and its Lord): this relates back to his saying “and purify it”, i.e. cleanse it, by Your correcting and disciplining it just as a master disciplines a slave…;

(O Allaah! I seek Your refuge from knowledge that does not benefit): at-Teebee said: meaning knowledge which I do not act upon, and which I do not teach to the people; and which does not refine manners, sayings, and actions; or knowledge which is not needed in the Religion; or which no permission occurs in the Religion to teach it…;

(and from a heart that is not humble): i.e. that does not find peace and calmness in the remembrance of Allaah;

(and from a soul that is never satisfied): with that which Allaah has given it; and it does not suffice itself with the provision given to him by Allaah; so he never wearies of amassing wealth, because of his great craving; or from a soul that eats a great amount. Ibnul-Malik said: Meaning its eagerness upon amassing wealth and acquiring positions; or it is said: it is upon what is apparent from it: either on account of his craving: his craving for this world, such that he is unable to devour enough to remove his hunger; or that the hunger of cows overcomes him, which is hunger of the body parts, even when the stomach is full: opposite to the desire found in dogs; (and from a supplication that is not answered)…”

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[Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank rahimahullaah]

Read the Explanation of this du’a [PDF]

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O Allaah rectify my heart and my action

O Allaah rectify my heart and my action

اللهم أصلح قلبي وعملي

Allaahumma Asslih Qalbee waamalee

O Allaah rectify my heart and my action

Taken from the Fatawaa of our Shaykh, Allaama,
The Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Azeez bin Abdullaah Bin Baz

Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya
https://followingthesunnah.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/the-best-dua-supplication

Seeking refuge from four things – Shaykh Al-Albaani

Seeking refuge from four things – Shaykh Al-Albaani

اللّهُمَّ إنّي أعوذُ بك من علم لا ينفع ومن قلب لا يخشع ومن نفس لا تشبع ومن دعاء لا يسمع

O Allah, I seek refuge with You from knowledge that does not benefit, from a heart that is not humbly submissive; from a soul that is never satisfied, and from a supplication that is not given a response.

[Sunan al-Nasā’ī 5537, Graded Sahīh by Al-Albānī]

This is the du’a Shaykh Albani concluded his sitting with once when he was asked about the permissibility of video taping Islamic talks since one might think the video will have a greater effect (than audio alone).

After responding that video taping also falls into that which is prohibited (excusable only by necessity or pressing need), the shaykh added an additional beautiful point of benefit–contrary to these videos (of people) being more effective, it is likely to lead to a disastrous consequence: that of callers becoming amazed by themselves and not benefiting themselves from knowledge.

It is enough evil for a person (to be afflicted by), the shaykh said, that people point him out with their fingers [like celebrities].

Wallahul musta’ān.

Silsilah al-Hudá wa al-Nūr, Tape 314

Translation of the du’a and summary of the shaykh’s speech by Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff

“Oh Turner of the Hearts, keep our Hearts firm on Your Religion”

Salih Luhaydan mentioned a nice benefit during his class tonight at the Haram in Makkah(7/2/2009).He mentioned that,

“If you come across someone performing an innovation, remember to praise Allah, the Most high. Remember to praise Allah, the Most High, because he hasn’t tested you with that innovation. “

He also mentioned that,

“No one is safe from misguidance. So remember to constantly ask Allah to keep you on the straight path.”

A du’aa that he mentioned pertaining to this is:

Oh Turner of the Hearts, keep our Hearts firm on Your ReligionYaa Muqallibal Quloob Thabbit Qalbee ‘alaa Deenik.

Oh turner of the hearts (Allah, the Most High), keep our hearts firm on your religion

[Authenticated by al-Albanee in al-Jaam’i as-Sagheer 1323/7988]

If Allaah wills, He can seal the heart from guidance. Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin al-‘Aas said, that he heard Allaah’s Messenger saying,

“All the hearts of the offspring of Aadam are between two fingers of Ar-Rehman’s Fingers, as one heart. He turns it (in any direction) as He wills. Then Allaah’s Messenger said, “O Allaah! The Turner of the hearts, turn our heart towards Your obedience.” [Saheeh Muslim vol.4, p.1397, no.6418]

The Importance of supplicating for steadfastness, and uprightness in the religion upto the end of one’s life.

Indeed the Prophet (sallahAllaahu alayhi wasallam) used to do so, and taught us to do so, as in the hadeeth of Umm Salamah by Shihr who said : ‘I said to Umm Salamah : ‘O Mother of the Believers, what is the duaa’ which the Prophet (sallahAllaahu alayhi wasallam) would supplicate the most while in your presence? ’

So she said : ‘The frequent supplication of his was :

يَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِى عَلَى دِينِكَ

“O, Turner of the hearts, turn our hearts to Your obedience.”

And also reported by Imaam Ahmad , from the hadeeth of ‘Aisha (radhiyaAllaahu anha): ‘The Dua’ which the Prophet (sallahAllaahu alayhi wasallam) used to supplicate with a lot…’ then she mentioned it.

Taken from Silsilah as-Saheeha of Al-Imaam Al-Albaanee : 2091

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