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Du’aa Al-Istikhaarah – Read, Listen and Learn

Supplication for seeking guidance in forming a decision or choosing the proper course (Al-Istikhaarah)

Jabir bin Abdullaah –RadhiAllaahu anhu- said the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- used to teach us al-Istikharah (a prayer said for seeking blessings in carrying out a decision) for all matters, just like he used to teach us a chapter from the Qur’aan, he would say: If any of you intends to undertake a matter then he should pray two Rakah other than an obligatory prayer then he should say :

Al-IstikhaarahAllaahumma ‘innee ‘astakheeruka bi ‘ilmika, wa ‘astaqdiruka bi qudratika, wa as’aluka min fadhlikal-‘Adheemi, fa ‘innaka taqdiru wa laa ‘aqdiru, wa ta’lamu, wa laa ‘a’lamu, wa ‘Anta ‘Allaamul Ghuyoobi, Allaahumma in kunta ta’lamu ‘anna haadhal-amra – [then mention the thing to be decided] khayrun lee fee deenee wa ma’aashee wa ‘aaqibati ‘amree – [or say] ‘Aajilihi wa ‘aajilihi –  Faqdurhu lee wa yassirhu lee thumma baarik lee feehi, wa ‘in kunta ta’lamu ‘anna hathal ‘amra, sharrun lee fee deenee wa ma’aashi wa ‘aaqibati ‘amree  [or say] ‘Aajilihi wa ‘aajilihi Fasrifhu ‘annee wasrifnee ‘anhu waqdur liyal-khayra haythu kaana thumma ‘ardhinee bihi

O Allaah I request of You with Your knowledge, and by Your Power I seek capability, and I ask of you of your great favour, since indeed You are the One who is able while I am not, and You know and I do not, and You are the One who knows the unseen. O Allaah if You know that this matter – here he mentions his need – is good for me in this world and for my living and for the matters of my Hereafter – or he said, for my affairs now and the future – then decree it for me and make it easy for me and bless it for me. And if You know that this matter is evil for me in this world and for my life and for the matters of my Hereafter – or he said, for my affairs now and the affairs of my future – then turn it away from me and turn me away from it, and decree goodness for me where ever it may be and make me pleased with it.

[Taken from: ‘Kalimah Tayyib’ by Shaykh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah p.115, collected by Bukhari (d.256 A.H.)]

English transliteration of the du’a is taken from “Fortress of the Muslim” published by dar-us-salam.com

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Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders of those who have Taqwa

Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders of those who have TaqwaRabbanaa hab lanaa min azwaajinaa wa thurriyyaatinaa qurrata a’ayun waj’alnaa lilmuttaqeena imaama

Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders of those who have Taqwa (25:74)

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Those Who Supplicate For Their Families And Offspring

وَٱلَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا هَبۡ لَنَا مِنۡ أَزۡوَٲجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّـٰتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعۡيُنٍ۬ وَٱجۡعَلۡنَا لِلۡمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا (٧٤)

<<And  those who say: O our Lord ,grant us from our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes, and make us leaders who followed upon good by those dutiful Allaah.>> (25:74)

Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn Naasir as –Sa’dee raimahullaah said that,

وَٱلَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا هَبۡ لَنَا مِنۡ أَزۡوَٲجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّـٰتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعۡيُنٍ۬ وَٱجۡعَلۡنَا

<< And those who say : O our Lord ,grant us from our wives..>>

Means ‘Our friends, our companions and wives’

وَذُرِّيَّـٰتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعۡيُنٍ۬

<<…and our offspring comfort to our eyes,>> means that they bring joy to our eyes.

If we study the condition and attributes of the slave of Most Merciful, we will know from their concern and from their high standing that joy would not be brought to their eyes unless they saw that they were people who are obedient to their Lord, upon knowledge and action.

Just as this is a supplication for the rectification of their wives and offspring, it is also a supplication for themselves, since its benefit returns to them. It is this reason that they take it to be a gift granted to them and therefore say,

هَبۡ لَنَا

<<…grant us (as a gift).>> Indeed their supplication brings benefit to the Muslims in general, since the rectification of those mentioned is a means of rectifying many other people who have a connection to them, and so benefit from them.

وَٱجۡعَلۡنَا لِلۡمُتَّقِينَ

<<… and make us leaders who are followed upon good by those dutiful to Allaah,>> Then meaning of this is ‘O Lord, cause us to reach this high level’- the level of Siddeeqoon (the true and sincere followers of the Messengers, who attest to the truth) and the most complete of the righteous slaves of Allaah, which is the level of leadership in the Religion. They ask that, in their sayings and their actions, they should be made an example for those dutiful to Allaah, that their actions should be followed, that the people have confidence in their sayings, and that the people of good follow on behind then so that they, themselves are upon the guidance and give guidance to others.

As is known a supplication to attain something is also a supplication to whatever is essential to achieve its attainment. This level of leadership in religion cannot be achieved except by means of patient perseverance (sabr) and certain faith (Yaqeen, as He, The Most High, said:

وَجَعَلۡنَا مِنۡہُمۡ أَٮِٕمَّةً۬ يَہۡدُونَ بِأَمۡرِنَا لَمَّا صَبَرُواْ‌ۖ وَڪَانُواْ بِـَٔايَـٰتِنَا يُوقِنُونَ (٢٤

<<And we made from them leaders who were followed upon good, when they had patience and certain Faith in Our Signs>>[Sooratus-Sajdah(32):24]

This supplication therefore necessitates deeds , and patience upon obedience to Allaah; upon avoiding disobedience to Him; upon that which He has decreed to occur that is painful and upon complete knowledge which leads the person to the level of certain Faith(Yaqeen).Thus it results in the bountiful good and abundant award that they should be upon a level which, after then Messengers, is the highest possible level for the creation. Therefore, He will reward them with the highest levels.

Extracted from The book : The Characteristics of The Slave of The Merciful.
Translated By Aboo Talhah Dawood Ibn Ronald Burbank Rahimahullaah

Tafseer Ibn Kathir

(74. And those who say: “Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders of those who have Taqwa.”)

His saying:

(And those who say: “Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring the comfort of our eyes…”) means those who ask Allah to bring forth from their loins offspring who will obey Him and worship Him and not associate anything in worship with Him. Ibn `Abbas said, “This means (offspring) who will strive to obey Allah and bring them joy in this world and the Hereafter.”

Imam Ahmad recorded that Jubayr bin Nufayr said: “We sat with Al-Miqdad bin Al-Aswad one day, and a man passed by and said, “How blessed are these two eyes which saw the Messenger of Allah ! Would that we had seen what you saw and witnessed what you witnessed.” Al-Miqdad got angry, and I was surprised, because the man had not said anything but good. Then he turned to him and said, “What makes a man wish to be present when Allah had caused him to be absent, and he does not know how he would have behaved if he had been there By Allah, there are people who saw the Messenger of Allah , and Allah will throw them on their faces in Hell because they did not accept him or believe in him. Are you not grateful that Allah brought you forth from your mothers’ wombs believing in your Lord and in what your Prophet brought, and that the test went to others and not to you Allah sent His Prophet during the most difficult time that any Prophet was ever sent, after a long period of ignorance, when the people could see no better religion than the worship of idols, and he brought the Criterion which distinguishes truth from falsehood and which would separate a father from his son. A man would realize that his father, son or brother was a disbeliever, and since Allah had opened his heart to Faith, he knew that if his relative died he would go to Hell, so he could not rest knowing that his loved one was in the Fire. This is what Allah referred to in the Ayah,

(And those who say: “Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring the comfort of our eyes…”) Its chain of narrators is Sahih, although they did not report it.

(and make us leaders of those who have Taqwa.) Ibn `Abbas, Al-Hasan, As-Suddi, Qatadah and Rabi` bin Anas said: “Leaders who would be taken as examples in good.” Others said: “Guides who would call others to goodness.” They wanted their worship to be connected to the worship of their children and offspring, and their guidance to go beyond themselves and benefit others. This would be more rewarding and a better end, as it was recorded in Sahih Muslim from Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah said:

(When a son of Adam dies, his deeds cease apart from three: a righteous child who will pray for him, knowledge from which others may benefit after him, or ongoing charity.)

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My Lord! Forgive me, and my parents and all the believing men and women

My Lord! Forgive me, and my parentsRabbi ighfir lee waliwalidayya waliman dakhala baytiya muminan walilmumineena wa almuminaat

My Lord! Forgive me, and my parents, and him who enters my home as a believer, and all the believing men and women. (Surah Nooh 71:28)

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Nuh (peace be upon him) said :
(My Lord! Forgive me, and my parents, and him who enters my home as a believer,) Ad-Dahhak said, “This means, my Masjid.” However, there is no harm in understanding the Ayah according to its apparent meaning, which would be that he (Nuh) supplicated for every person who entered his house who was a believer. Then he said,

(and all the believing men and women.) He supplicated for all of the believing men and women, and that includes those of them who were living and those of them who were dead. For this reason, it is recommended to supplicate like this, in following the example of Nuh, and that which has been reported in the narrations and well-known, legislated supplications.

Source : Tafsir Ibn Kathir

Ubaadah ibn as-Saamit radiallaahu ’anhu related that the Prophet sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam said:

“Whosoever seeks forgiveness for the believing men and the believing women, Allaah will record for that person – equivalent to every believing man and believing woman – a good deed.”

Related by al-Haythamî in Majma’az-Zuwaa‘id (l/210) where he said: “The isnaad is jayyid.” [at-Tabarani, classed as Hasan by Al-Albani]

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Du’aa for Fear of Shirk

Du'aa for Fear of ShirkAllaahumma innee a’oothoobika an ushrika bika wa anaa a’laamu, wa astaghfiruka limaa laa a’laamu

 Oh Allaah! Indeed I seek refuge with You that I associate in worship with You while I know and I seek Your Forgiveness For what I don’t know

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Reference: Ahmad 4/403. See also Al-Albani, Sahihul-Jami’ As-Saghir 3/233 and Sahihut-Targhib wat- Tarhib 1/19.

Shaikh Zaid Al-Madkhalee clarifies this Du’aa as Expiation of Minor Shirk

Question: Noble Shaikh, from that which is well-known and agreed upon, is that verily all of the sins and disobediences [that one does puts him/her] under the Mashiyyah [Will] of Allaah. If Allaah wills, He may forgive him and if Allaah wills He may punish him except for Shirk; for verily Allaah does not forgive it [the sin of Shirk] due to the statement of the Most High: “Indeed Allaah does not forgive that you join partners in worship with Him but He forgives what is lesser than that for whomever He wills.”  [4:48] But I read in a book entitled Zaadul Muslim Al-Yaumee [The Muslim’s Daily Provision] that verily whoever says in a day: “Oh Allaah! Indeed I seek refuge with You that I associate in worship with You while I know and I seek Your Forgiveness For what I don’t know.” That Allaah shall cause the Major Shirk and the Minor Shirk to depart from him, so is the one who says this du’aa everyday forgiven for his sins?

Answer by Shaikh Zaid Bin Muhammad Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah):

The Taubah (repentance) wipes out that which preceded it. Seeking forgiveness and having regret is Taubah (repentance).
The hadeeth mentions the expiation of minor shirk, which is Riyaa` [doing acts of worship to be seen of men].

Source: Al-Iqdul Munaddad Al-Jadeed Fil-Ijaabati Ala Masaa’il Fil Fiqhi wal Manaahij wa Tawheed,
Compiled by: Fawwaaz Bin Alee Bin Alee Al-Madkhalee pg. 28-29
Translator: Abu ‘Ukkaasha Shaakir

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Kaffaaratul-Majlis (The Expiation of the Assembly)

Du’aa for atonement of the Gathering

Kafaaratul-Majlis (The Expiation of the Assembly)

Subhaanaka Allaahumma wa bihamdika,
‘ash-hadu ‘an laa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa ‘Anta, ‘astaghfiruka wa ‘atoobu ‘ilayk
Glory is to You, O Allah, and praise is to You.
I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but You.I seek Your forgiveness and repent to You [1]

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[1] Abu Dawood, Ibn Maajah, At-Tirmidhi and An-Nasaai. See also Al-Albanee, Sahih At-Tirmidhi 3/153.

Aisha (radhi Allaahu anha) said:

Allaah’s messenger (peace be upon him) did not sit in a gathering, and did not recite the Qur’an, and did not perform any prayer without concluding by saying ... (then she quoted the above).”

This wa reported by An-Nasaa’i in  ‘Amalul-Yawm wal-Laylah (no.308). See also Ahmad 6/77

It is also one of the supplications to be said after completing ablution (wudhu). [2]

[2] An-Nasaa’i, ‘Amalul-Yawm wal-Laylah, p. 173. See also Al-Albanee, ‘Irwa ‘ul-Ghalil 1/135 and 2/94. ( see. Hisn al Muslim, Dar-us-salam)

Source : Fortress of The Muslim – Hisn Al Muslim – Dar-us-Salam publications

The following is taken from – the concluding statement from ” The Prophet’s Prayer Described” – by Shaykh Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee

kaffaarah al-majlis (expiation of the gathering)

«Glorified be Allaah, and Praised. Glorified be You, O Allaah, and Praised. I bear witness that there is no true god except You. I seek forgiveness from You and repent to You.O Allaah! send prayers on Muhammad, and on the family of Muhammad, and send blessings on Muhammad, and on the family of Muhammad, as You sent prayers on Ibraaheem and the family of Ibraaheem; You are indeed Worthy of Praise, Full of Glory»[283]

 [283] The first supplication is the fullest form of the du`aa’ known as kaffaarah al-majlis (expiation of the gathering); “he who says it in a gathering of Remembrance (of Allaah), it will be like a seal to stamp it with, and he who says it in a gathering of vain talk, it will be an expiation for it” – authentically related by al-Haakim and at-Tabaraanee. The second supplication is, of course, from the Sunnah of sending peace and mercy on the Messenger. These two supplications are thus the best way of implementing the following Islamic guideline: “No people sit in a gathering in which they do not mention Allaah, nor send prayers on the Prophet, without it being a source of regret for them; if Allaah wishes, He will punish them, or if He wishes, he will forgive them” – authentically related by at-Tirmidhee, al-Haakim and Ahmad. See Shaykh Albaanee’s Silsilah al-Ahaadeeth as-Saheehah (74-81) for details.


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Sufficient for me is Allaah (Hasbiy Allaah)

Sufficient for me is AllaahHasbiyallaahu laa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa Huwa
‘alayhi tawakkaltu wa Huwa Rabbul-‘Arshil-‘Adheem

“Sufficient for me is Allah there is nothing worthy of worship except for Him,
I place my trust in Him, He is the Lord of the mighty throne.” (Recited seven times)

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And its bounty is from what was related by Ibn as-Sunee in ‘Amalul-Yawmi wal-Laylah (#71) from his (peace be upon him) statement said: “Whoever recites seven times every day upon entering the morning and upon entering the evening: “Sufficient for me is Allah there is nothing worthy of worship except for Him, I place my trust in Him, He is the Lord of the mighty throne”,

Allah will suffice him with all of his concerns from those affairs of the Dunyaa (the affairs of this life) and the Hereafter.

And it was authenticated by Shu’ayb and ‘AbdulQaadir al-Arnaaoot in Tahqeequ Za’adil-Ma’ad (2/342).

Sufficient for me is Allaah - word meanings

Source : The Precious RemembranceWritten by ash-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen
Translated by Aboo ‘Imraan ‘Abdis-Saboor ibn Tomas Maldonado al-Mekseekee
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Seeking protection in the perfect words of Allah from every evil that He has created

Seek protection in the perfect words of AllahA‘oothu bi kalimaatil-laahit-taammaati min sharri maa khalaq.
“I seek protection in the perfect words of Allah from every evil that He has created.” (Recite three times)

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Aboo Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates from the Prophet :

“Whoever recites in the evening three times; I seek protection in the perfect words of Allah from every evil that He has created, then not so much as a stinger (humah) will harm him that evening.”

In Muslim there is a similar wording without mention of reciting the supplication thrice (#2709) and at-Tirmidhee (#3898), and al-‘Alaamah Ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy upon him) mentioned it in Tuhfat-ul-Akhyaar, saying: “The noun al-Humah denotes an animal that possess a stinger filled with poison like a scorpion, snake or something similar“. And Suhayl bin Saalih who is one of the narrators of this narration said: “Our people had learned this supplication and we used to recite it every evening when a teenage girl was stung but suffered no pain or affliction (from the sting)”.

Seek protection in the perfect words of Allah-word-meanings

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Du’aa: “My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings of the Shayaateen”

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 Rabbi  ‘a`outhubika min hamazaatish-shayaateeni, wa ‘a`outhu bika rabbi ‘ay-yahdhuroon
“My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings of the Shayaateen.
And I seek refuge with You, My Lord! lest they should come near me.”
(Surah Al Muminoon 23:97-98)

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Tafseer Ibn Katheer :

(And say: “My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings of the Shayatin.”) Allah commanded him to seek refuge with Him from the Shayatin, because no trick could help you against them and you cannot protect yourself by being kind to them. We have already stated, when discussing Isti`adhah (seeking refuge), that the Messenger of Allah used to say,'A`outhu bil lãhi 'as-samee`il-`aleemi minash-shaytãnir-rajeemi, min hamzihi, wa naphkhihi, wa nafthihi‘A`outhu bil lãhi ‘as-samee`il-`aleemi minash-shaytãnir-rajeemi, min hamzihi, wa naphkhihi, wa nafthihi
I seek refuge with Allah, the All-Hearing, All-Knowing, from the accursed Shayatin, from his whisperings, evil suggestions and insinuations.

His saying:

(“And I seek refuge with You, My Lord! lest they should come near me.”) means, in any issue of my life. So we are commanded to mention Allah at the beginning of any undertaking, in order to ward off the Shayatin at the time of eating, intercourse, slaughtering animals for food, etc.

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“Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!”

"Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!"

“Rabbanaa ‘aatinaa fid-dunyaa hasanatan wa fil-‘aakhirati hasanatan
wa qinaa ‘athaaban-naar.”
(2:201)
“Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good,and save us from the torment of the Fire!”

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Tafseer Ibn Kathir : Surah Al Baqarah Ayah 201

The Order for Remembrance of Allah and seeking Good in this Life and the Hereafter

(200. So when you have accomplished your Manasik, remember Allah as you remember your forefathers or with far more remembrance. But of mankind there are some who say: “Our Lord! Give us (Your bounties) in this world!” and for such there will be no portion in the Hereafter.) (201. And of them there are some who say: “Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!”) (202. For them there will be alloted a share for what they have earned. And Allah is swift at reckoning.)

Allah commands that He be remembered after the rituals are performed.
(…as you remember your forefathers)

Sa`id bin Jubayr said that Ibn `Abbas said, “During the time of Jahiliyyah, people used to stand during the (Hajj) season, and one of them would say, `My father used to feed (the poor), help others (end their disputes, with his money), pay the Diyah (i.e., blood money),’ and so forth. The only Dhikr that they had was that they would remember the deeds of their fathers. Allah then revealed to Muhammad :

(Remember Allah as you remember your forefathers or with far more remembrance.)

Therefore, remembering Allah the Exalted and Ever High is always encouraged. We should mention that when Allah used “or” in the Ayah, He meant to encourage the people to remember Him more than they remember their forefathers, not that the word entails a doubt (as to which is larger or bigger). This statement is similar to the Ayat:

(…as stones or even worse in hardness) (2:74) and,
(. ..fear men as they fear Allah or even more) (4:77) and,
(And We sent him to a hundred thousand (people) or even more) (37:147) and,
(And was at a distance of two bows’ length or (even) nearer.) (53:9)

Allah encourages calling Him in supplication after remembering Him, because this will make it more likely that the supplication will be accepted. Allah also criticizes those who only supplicate to Him about the affairs of this life, while ignoring the affairs of the Hereafter. Allah said:

(But of mankind there are some who say: “Our Lord! Give us (Your bounties) in this world!” and for such there will be no portion in the Hereafter.) qmeaning, they have no share in the Hereafter. This criticism serves to discourage other people from imitating those mentioned.

Sa`id bin Jubayr said that Ibn `Abbas said, “Some bedouins used to come to the standing area (`Arafat) and supplicate saying, `O Allah! Make it a rainy year, a fertile year and a year of good child bearing.’ They would not mention any of the affairs of the Hereafter. Thus, Allah revealed about them:

(But of mankind there are some who say: “Our Lord! Give us (Your bounties) in this world!” and for such there will be no portion in the Hereafter.)

The believers who came after them used to say:
(Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!”)

Next, Allah revealed:
(For them there will be alloted a share for what they have earned. And Allah is swift at reckoning.)

Hence, Allah praised those who ask for the affairs of both this life and the Hereafter. He said:
(And of them there are some who say: “Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!”)

The supplication mentioned and praised in the Ayah includes all good aspects of this life and seeks refuge from all types of evil. The good of this life concerns every material request of well-being, spacious dwelling, pleasing mates, sufficient provision, beneficial knowledge, good profession or deeds, comfortable means of transportation and good praise, all of which the scholars of Tafsir have mentioned regarding this subject. All of these are but a part of the good that is sought in this life. As for the good of the Hereafter, the best of this includes acquiring Paradise, which also means acquiring safety from the greatest horror at the gathering place. It also refers to being questioned lightly and the other favors in the Hereafter.

As for acquiring safety from the Fire, it includes being directed to what leads to this good end in this world, such as avoiding the prohibitions, sins of all kinds and doubtful matters.

Al-Qasim bin `Abdur-Rahman said,

“Whoever is gifted with a grateful heart, a remembering tongue and a patient body, will have been endowed with a good deed in this life, a good deed in the Hereafter and saved from the torment of the Fire.”

This is why the Sunnah encourages reciting this Du`a’ (i.e., in the Ayah about gaining a good deed in this life and the Hereafter). Al-Bukhari reported that Anas bin Malik narrated that the Prophet used to say:

(O Allah, our Lord! Give us that which is good in this life, that which is good in the Hereafter and save us from the torment of the Fire.)

Imam Ahmad reported that Anas said,

“Allah’s Messenger visited a Muslim man who had become as weak as a sick small bird. Allah’s Messenger said to him, `Were you asking or supplicating to Allah about something’ He said, `Yes. I used to say: O Allah! Whatever punishment you saved for me in the Hereafter, give it to me in this life.’ Allah’s Messenger said:

((All praise is due to Allah! You cannot bear it -or stand it-. You should have said: (Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!))

The man began reciting this Du`a and he was cured.” Muslim also recorded it.

Al-Hakim reported that Sa`id bin Jubayr said, “A man came to Ibn `Abbas and said, `I worked for some people and settled for a part of my compensation in return for their taking me to perform Hajj with them. Is this acceptable’ Ibn `Abbas said, `You are among those whom Allah described:

(For them there will be alloted a share for what they have earned. And Allah is swift at reckoning.)

Al-Hakim then commented; “This Hadith is authentic according to the criteria of the Two Shaykhs (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) although they did not record it.”

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“Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us. Verily! You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.”

Surah-Baqarah-2:127-128

Rabbana taqabbal minna innaka antas  Samee ul Aleem

“Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us. Verily! You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.” (Al-Baqarah 2:127)

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Be more concerned that your actions are accepted than your concern of performing the action itself

The Salaf worked diligently in perfecting their actions and making them faultless, then after that, they showed great concern for acceptance of their actions. They did this because they feared that their actions would be rejected. They are those who gave what was incumbent upon them while their hearts were in a state of fear. It is reported that ‘Ali bin Abi Talib (radiallaahu ‘anhu) said:

Be more concerned that your actions are accepted than your concern of performing the action itself. Did you not hear the statement of Allaah:

Verily Allaah only accepts the actions of the Mutaqeen (pious).

Fudalah said: For me to know that Allaah has accepted from me an action the size of a mustard seed is more beloved to me than this world and everything within it. This is because of the statement of Allaah:

Verily Allaah only accepts the actions of the Mutaqeen (pious).

Malik bin Dinar said: Fear that an action is not accepted is more difficult than performing the action itself.

‘Ataa as Sulamee stated: The pious fear that their righteous actions were not done sincerely for Allaah.

‘Abdul ‘Azeez ibn Abee Ruwaad said: I have met people very diligent in performing actions, and upon completion of those actions they are faced with sadness in fear of the action being accepted or not.

The Salaf would supplicate 6 months to Allaah to allow them to reach the month of Ramadan, and then upon completion of the month, they would again supplicate 6 months (begging) for acceptance of their fast.

Some of the Salaf would display sadness on the day of ‘Eid. It was said to them: This is a day of happiness and joy! They would respond: You have spoken the truth, but I am a servant, my Lord has ordered me to perform an action but I am not sure if He will accept it from me or not.

Wahb noticed people laughing on the day of ‘Eid, upon seeing this he stated: If their fast was accepted, then know that this is not the action of those who are grateful, and if it was not accepted, then this is not the action of those who are afraid.

Hasan (al-Basree) stated: Indeed Allaah has made Ramadan a means of gain for His creation. (Within this month) they race to gain His pleasure through obedience to Him. Some individuals will gain (win), while others will remain back and lose. It is amazing to see a person playing and laughing on a day that the good doers will be rewarded, and the wrong doers will be defeated.

It is reported that Hasan al-Basree said:

The believer does the best deeds yet is most fearful [that his deeds will not be accepted]. If he were to spend a mountain of wealth [in charity], he would not feel sure [of the reward] until he sees it. The more righteous and pious he becomes, the more he fears.

But the hypocrite (munaafiq) says, ‘There are so many people, I will be forgiven, no problem.’ So he does wrong and evil deeds, yet holds foolish wishes about Allaah.

Source: Al-Dhahabee, Siyar A’laam Al-Nubalaa` 4:586, via Sayings of The Salaf.
May Allaah have mercy on all our Salafee scholars, and preserve the Deen of those still living.

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Reciting ten verses from Soorat-ul-Baqarah at Night – The shaytaan will not enter the house that evening until the morning

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“Alif Laam Meem This is the Book that contains no doubt, guidance for those who fear Allah. Those who believe in the unseen, who establish the daily prayers and spend from what We have provided them with. Those who believe in what was revealed to you and what was revealed to those before you, and they are filled with conviction concerning the hereafter. They are upon guidance from their Lord, and they are the successful.” {Soorat-ul-Baqarah: 1-5}

Listen: (Ayah 1-5)

Listen: (Ayatul Kursee and Two Ayah after it – Ayah 255-257)

Listen : (Last three ayah – 284-286)

Footnotes:

Related by Imaam ad-Daarimee in his Sunan as #3382 and #3383 from ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ood-may Allah be pleased with him-and it has been ruled as being marfu’oo(#1) that he said: “Whoever recites ten verses from Soorat-ul-Baqarah at night time the shaytaan will not enter the house that evening until the morning, (also) the first four verses of Soorat-ul-Baqarah, Aayat-ul-Kursee and the two verses after it, in addition to the three last verses of Soorat-ul-Baqarah beginning with: {…To Allah belongs what is in the heavens…}

And in another narration: “…shaytaan or anything he dislikes will not come near him nor his family that day, and it is not recited over a mentally ill person except that he will recover from his illness.” At-Tabaraanee related it in his Kabeer as #8673, and al-Haythamee said in his Majma’ (#17014): “The men of this narration are the narrators of the Saheeh except that ash-Sha’bee did not hear directly from Ibn Mas’oud.”

(#1) T.N. Al-Khateeb (rahimahullah) said: “It is what has been narrated by a companion directly from the Messenger (may the peace & blessings of Allah be upon him)”. Al-Baa’eeth-ul-Hatheeth Page 54.

Source : Supplication #1 in The Precious Remembrance -Written by ash-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, Translated by Aboo ‘Imraan ‘Abdis-Saboor ibn Tomas Maldonado al-Mekseekee

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The Du’aa when a person feels pain in their body

‘Uthmaan bin Abeel-‘Aas ath-Thaqafee said that he complained to the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم of a pain he felt in his body since the time he accepted Islaam.  So the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم  said to him:

“Place your hand on the place on your body where the pain is, and
say ((Bismillaah )) 3 times, and

then say below dua 7 times:

What to say when you feel a pain in your body‘A’oothu billaahi wa qudratihi min sharri maa ‘ajidu wa ‘uhaathiru
((I seek refuge in Allaah and His complete power and ability from the evil of what I feel and am wary of  )
[Muslim 4/1728]

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Our shaykh, Shaykh Taariq as-Subay’ee said:  this is a tremendous du’aa.

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PS (AbdurRahman Meda): Audio is added by me. Also English transliteration of this  du’aa is added taking it from n “Hisn al Muslim” published by dar-us-salam – dua #243

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Invocation for Entering A Market and its Tremendous Reward

Supplication When entering the market Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu,
Lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu,
Yuhyee wa yumeetu,
wa Huwa Hayyun Laa Yamootu,
bi yadihil-khayru,
wa Huwa ‘alaa kulli shay’in Qadeer

None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner.
His is the dominion and His is the praise.
He brings life and He causes death,
and He is living and does not die.
In His Hand is all good,
and He is Able to do all things.

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Reference: At-Tirmithi 5/291, and Al-Hakim 1/538. Al-Albani graded it good in Sahih Ibn Majah 2/21 and Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/152.

Reward:

It is stated in the hadith that if a person reads the above du’aa in the market place, Allaah writes ten lakh rewards for him and forgives ten lakh sins and raises his status by ten lakh, and a house is prepared for him in Jannah.

N.B. one lakh = 100,000 (Tirmidhi) Note: Whoever recites this du’aa [in the market place], Allaah will reward him with a million virtues (hasanah), forgive a million of his sins and elevate his rank by a million

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Most Superior way of asking for Forgiveness from Allah

The Messenger of Allaah may peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him said :

Indeed the major supplication for forgiveness is to say :

اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِذَنْبِي وَأَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ فَاغْفِرْ لِي فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

Allaahumma anta rabbee, la ilaha illa anta, Khalaqtanee,

wa ana abduka, wa ana ala ahdika wa wadika

mastatatu, aouthu bika min sharri ma sanatu,

aboou laka binimatika alayya, wa aboou bitahmbee,

faghfirlee fainnahu la yaghfiru ath-thunooba illa anta

[ Sahih Bukhari Vol.8 Hadith no:318]

O Allaah You are my Lord, there is none worthy of worship in truth except You, You created me and I am Your slave and I am abiding to Your covenant and promise as best as I can, I seek refuge in You from the evil that I have committed, I profess to you my sins and I acknowledge Your favour upon me, so forgive me verily no one forgives sins except you.

So if the worshipper says this when the morning arrives, truly believing init and he dies enters Paradise, and if he says this when the evening arrives truly believing in it enters Paradise.

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A Summary of the Explanation of the Hadeeth of ‘The Leading Supplication for Seeking Forgiveness’ [PDF] – by Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah, Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

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Supplication of Yousuf (Peace be upon him)

A Precious Gem: You are my Protector in this Life and in the Hereafter

Source: Al-Fawaaid – A COLLECTION OF WISE SAYINGS – Imam Ibn AI-Qayyim,
Rendered into English by: Bayan Translation Services

Allah says that Yusuf (Joseph, peace be upon him) said, which means,

“You are my Wali (Protector, Helper, Supporter, Guardian, etc.) in this world and in the Hereafter, cause me to die as a Muslim (the one submitting to Your Will), and join me with the righteous.” (Yusuf, 12: 101)

Supplication-of-Yusuf

Anta waliyyee fid-dunya wal-akhirati tawaffanee musliman wa alhiqnee bissaliheen (Yusuf, 12: 101)

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Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) stated:

This supplication is gathered upon: affirmation of Tawheed, submission to The Lord (Allaah), declaration of (one’s) poverty in His (subhaanah) Presence and a declaration of (one’s) freedom from allegiance to other than Him (subhaanah).   The affair of dying as a Muslim is from the loftiest aims of the slave.  This is only in the hands of Allaah and not in the hands of the slave, and so are the knowledge of (one’s) destination and the seeking of happiness (in the Hereafter). (Al-Fawaa-id of Ibnul Qayyim. Page:276)

The below is take from Tafseer Ibn Kathir:

Yusuf begs Allah to die as A Muslim

This is the invocation of Yusuf, the truthful one, to his Lord the Exalted and Most Honored. He invoked Allah after His favor was complete on him by being reunited with his parents and brothers, after He had bestowed on him prophethood and kingship. He begged his Lord the Exalted and Ever High, that as He has perfected His bounty on him in this life, to continue it until the Hereafter. He begged Him that, when he dies, he dies as a Muslim, as Ad-Dahhak said, and to join him with the ranks of the righteous, with his brethren the Prophets and Messengers, may Allah’s peace and blessings be on them all. It is possible that Yusuf, peace be upon him, said this supplication while dying.

In the Two Sahihs it is recorded that `A’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, said that while dying, the Messenger of Allah was raising his finger and said – thrice, ثَلَاثًا (O Allah to Ar-Rafiq Al-A`la ﴿the uppermost, highest company in heaven﴾.) It is also possible that long before he died, Yusuf begged Allah to die as a Muslim and be joined with the ranks of the righteous.

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Dua to ward off the deception of the Obstinate Shaytaans

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم Protecting Himself from the Shayaateen

Ja’far bin Sulaymaan ad-Duba’ee narrated: Aboo at-Tayyaaj narrated to us, he said: “I said to ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Khanbash at-Tameemee – and he was an old man – ‘did you reach the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم (during his lifetime)?’ He said, ‘Yes.’ He said: ‘So I said: How did the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم act on the night the shayaateen plotted against him?’ So he said: ‘Indeed the shayaateen descended that night upon the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم from the valleys and mountain paths, and amongst them was a shaytaan, in his hand was a flame of fire, wanting to burn the face of Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم with it. So Jibreel – عليه السلام – descended to him and said: ‘O Muhammad! Say:

What is said to ward off the deception of the Obstinate Shaytaans ‘A’oodhu bikalimaatil-laahit-taammaatil-latee laa yujaawizuhunna barrun wa laa faajirun
min sharri maa khalaqa,wa bara’a wa dhara’a,
wa min sharri maa yanzilu minas-samaa’i,
wa min sharri maa ya’ruju feehaa,
wa min sharri maa dhara’a fil-ardhi,
wa min sharri maa yakhruju minhaa,
wa min sharri fitanil-layli wannahaari,
wa min sharri kulli taariqin ‘illaa taariqan yatruqu bikhayrin yaa Rahmaan

(( I seek refuge by the complete, perfect words of Allaah, which no righteous one nor wicked one can exceed, from the evil of what He has created, and from the evil of what descends from the heavens, and from the evil of what ascends to them, and from the evil of what is sown in the earth and is created, and from the evil of what comes out from it, and from the evil of the fitan of the night and the day, and from the evil of everyone who comes knocking, except for the one who comes knocking with khayr, O Rahmaan! ))

So it (this du’aa) extinguished their fire, and Allaah تبارك و تعالى defeated them.” [2]

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Footnotes:

[2] Traced to as-Suyootee in al-Jaami’ al-Kabeer (1/11/2) to Ahmad, and at-Tabaraanee in al-Kabeer, and Ibnus-Sunnee in ‘Amalul-Yawmi wal-Laylah from ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Khanbash, and from Ahmad (3/319), and Ibnus-Sunnee (631) from Ja’far bin Sulaymaan ad-Duba’ee from Aboo at-Tayyaaj. Al-Albaanee said: “And the isnaad is saheeh, its men up to Ibn Khanbash are on the condition of Muslim…” See As-Saheehah (#840).

Source : Protecting oneself from shaytaan and from harm through the Words of Remembrance found in the Authentic Sunnah – (Part I)http://salafiyyah-kuwait.blogspot.com

Notes from AbdurRahman Meda:

  • English transliteration of this dua is added by me taking it from hisn al muslim ,published by dar-us-salam
  • Footnotes given in the Hisn al Muslim : [2] Ahmad 3/419, with an authentic chain of narration, and Ibn As-Sunni (n0. 637). Al-Arna’ut, graded its chain authentic in his checking of Al-‘Aqeedah At-Tahaawiyyah p.133. See laso Majma’uz-Zawaa’id, 10/127.
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The Supplication of distress (Du`aa·ul-Karb)

A Supplication To Be Said At Times Of Distress

*Al-Imaam Al-Bukhaaree -rahimahullaah- said in his ‘Saheeh’ [The Book of Supplications: Chapter (27): Supplication at times of distress (no. 6346)]:

“Musaddad narrated to us: Yahyaa narrated to us: from Hishaam ibn Abee `Abdillaah: from Qataadah: from Abul `Aaliyah: from Ibn `Abbaas that Allaah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) used to say at times of distress:

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(( None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, the Tremendous One, the Forebearing.None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, the Lord of the tremendous Throne.None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, the Lord of the heavens, and the Lord of the earth, and the Lord of the honourable Throne)) .”

Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahul-Adheemul-Haleem,
laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu Rabbul-‘Arshil-‘Adheem,
laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-‘ardhi wa Rabbul-‘Arshil-Kareem

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[Also reported by Muslim (no. 2730), at-Tirmidhee (no. 3435), and Ibn Maajah (no. 3883)].

an-Nawawee said in his explanation of ‘Saheeh Muslim’: “It is a tremendous hadeeth. Careful attention should be given to it, and it should be said plentifully at times of distress, and when serious affairs occur.

at-Tabaree said: ‘The Salaf used to supplicate with it, and they called it ‘The Supplication of distress’ (Du`aa·ul-Karb).

So if it is said: This is rememberance (dhikr) of Allaah, and it is not a supplication (du`aa·), then the response to this is from two well-known aspects:

Firstly: This is rememberance which is used to begin the supplication then the person supplicates with whatever he wishes.

Secondly: The response of Sufyaan ibn `Uyainah, who said: ‘Do you not know of His Saying -He the Most High-:
“Whoever is preoccupied from asking of Me by rememberance of Me, then I shall give him that which is better than what I give to those who ask” ?'[1]
[1] A hadeeth qudsee, see ‘ad-Da`eefah’ (no. 1335) of Shaikh al-Albaanee.

And the poet said:
If a person praises you one day,
Then his praising suffices him from having to make requests of you”

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al- Haafiz Ibn Hajr said in ‘Fathul-Baaree’ : “at-Teebee said: These words of praise begin with a mention of the Lord and Nuturer (ar-Rabb) so that it conforms with the removal of distress, since that is something necessitated by nurturing (tarbiyah). And it contains ‘tahleel‘ (the declaration that Allaah alone has the right to be worshipped) which comprises Tawheed, and which is the foundation for the declaration of His splendid Perfection; and ‘al-`Azamah‘ (Greatness) which indicates perfect Ability; and ‘al-Hilm‘ (Forbearance) -, which indicates knowledge- since forbearance and generosity are not envisaged from the ignorant ones; and these two are the foundation for the characteristics of honour and generosity.

(al-`Azeem) (The Tremendous One) :

Mullaa `Alee al-Qaaree said in ‘Mirqaatul-Mafaateeh‘ (5/327): “Meaning: With respect to His Self and His attributes, so no request is too difficult for Him (to answer)

al-`Aynee said in ‘`Umdatul-Qaaree’: “Meaning: Therefore nothing should be requested except from Him, and no one should be asked except Him, since no one can remove tremendous distress except for the Tremendous Lord… And this dhikr contains an indication that no one is able to remove distress except Allaah.

at-Teebee said: This is a dhikr which results in removal of the distress.”

(al-Haleem) (The Forbearing):

Mullaa `Alee al-Qaaree said: “The One Who does not hasten to punish. He is not quick to punish the one who falls short in serving Him, rather He removes harm from him by His Mercy.”

al-Haafiz Ibn Hajr said in ‘Fathul-Baaree’: “The scholars said, al-Haleem is the One Who delays punishing whilst having the ability (to punish)..

al-Haafiz Badruddeen al-`Aynee said: “The reason why ‘al-Haleem‘ (The Forbearing One) is particularized in the dhikr is that distress which comes to the Believer is usually because of some form of falling short in acts of obedience, or some heedlessness, and this gives an indication of having hope for Pardon which will reduce the grief…”

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al-Haafiz al-`Aynee said: “His Saying ‘The Lord and Nurturer of the heavens and the earth‘ : He mentioned these two in particular since they are from the greatest of that which we see, and ‘ar-Rabb’ (the Lord and Nuturer) in the language is used for the one who is an owner, a master, a controller, one who nurtures, one who brings things to their state of completeness, and one who bestows favours. It is not unrestrictedly except for Allaah -the Most High.If it is used for anyone else besides Him then it is restricted to something specific, such as the owner/master (Rabb) of such and such…(thing)…

His Saying: ‘Lord of the Tremendous Throne‘ also comprises Tawheed, Lordship (Ruboobiyyah) and the greatness of the Throne… and the Throne is mentioned in particular because it is the greatest of the objects in the creation and everything else falls under it, in the way that which is lower falls under that which is higher…”

[Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank]
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PS (AbdurRahman Meda): English transliteration of the dua is added by me , taking it from Hisn al Muslim, published by darussalam. Also I have added the audio of this supplication