Subhan Allah, the day of Victory has come : Eid-ul-fitr

Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar

this is the Day of Eid, the Day of reckoning, the Day of rewards, the Day of gathering, the Day of Victory

Let us all rejoice in faith, unity, love, compassion and peace

Dear brothers and sisters, from all over the world, I pray with all my heart,

That Allah strengthens our heart with powerful iman,

That Allah shed light in our hearts

That Allah always feed us with halal food and provide for us with ease

I pray for my brothers and sisters who are undergoing their tests in this life, that Allah accompany them

so that their tests become a means of guidance for them all.

Eid has been given to our community. It is such a unique and auspicious moment of joy and full bliss

We ask Allah to accept all our deeds done sincerely for His Sake and we hope, deep down in our hearts,

that Allah will forgive us our shortcomings, will purify our hearts from all diseases, will show mercy upon us

and will change our bad habits into good.

EID SA’EED TO ALL OF YOU. MAY ALLAH FORGIVE OUR PARENTS WHO ARE ALREADY DEAD AND THOSE WHO ARE STILL AMONG US. MAY ALLAH GIVE US GOOD HEALTH TO CONTINUE OUR MISSION ON EARTH.

INDEED, THERE IS NO MERCY EXCEPT THE MERCY OF ALLAH. THERE IS NO HOPE EXCEPT TO HOPE IN ALLAH. ALLAH, THE SUPREME, THE MERCIFUL, THE MOST GENEROUS, THE MOST KIND….NO WORDS CAN EVER EXPRESS WHAT OUR HEART FEEL ON THIS DAY OF EID, AND WE SAY: AL HAMDULILLAH, AL HAMDULILLAH, AL HAMDULILLAH TO YOU…

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EID-UL-FITR IN MAURITIUS

Mauritius is a peaceful and blessed island, Alhamdulillah. Muslims have been bestowed great opportunities through the labour of their ancestors. Though Muslims are a minority with some 17 percent of the whole Mauritian population, Islam is gaining more and more interest

Muslims are scattered throughout the island and the main gatherings of Muslims are in Port-Louis the capital, especially in Plaine Verte. Here, you can feel the celebration of Eid in its glamour. Pagoda street is busy and joyous with food, cakes, dresses, abayas, flowers, bags, shoes, mehendi and mehendi artists….

Eid in Mauritius is a time where people connect with each other, not only among Muslims – the non-Muslims who like to be in the presence of Muslims too. They are most welcomed by the community to buy, to share, to interact….Alhamdulillah

Eid is a time of blessings because it allows merchants to sell their products and feed their families and feel the satisfaction of earning halal. The declicious food cooked and sold helps to discover new recipes and new ways of cooking too

The young mehendi artists show their talents and earn a living through their arts. This is a good thing for them.

The emotion relieved on the eve of Eid is a positive thing because it allows people to breathe and be happy. [Doing excess is prohibited]

Eid is the time to reconcile with families and friends and to visit the elders and this is the powerful point of the Mauritian Muslims who love to visit their families and elders and take pride in it for so many years, and we pray that this tradition continues in sha Allah

In Mauritius, children find great solace and happiness during the period of Eid. Eid is not celebrated in one day; rather the whole week is Eid and often a whole month [Al hamdulillah] because it takes a long time to visit all the families and friends and to have lunch with them. This is the Mauritian tradition of course [smile]. And why do children like Eid so much, you may ask? Well, they get plenty of envelopes : mummy, daddy, elder sisters and brothers, aunties, uncles, grannies….and the list is long !!!  [hihihi]

What do Mauritian Muslims eat on the day of Eid?

It is a local tradition to eat sweet vermicelli after salat-ul-Eid. Vermicelli is cooked in milked, with sugar and almond. the almond and cardamoms are initially roasted in the ghee or butter.

For lunch, the family gathers around the famous briani or biryani. Mauritius is well-known for its briani recipe which according to many, believe that the best briani is cooked in Mauritius [Ohhh yes, it is !!!] Just come and taste it, not the commercial one, but the traditional one!!!

 

 

 

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Ramadan 2012

In two months, Muslims all over the world will witness Ramadan, the month of compulsory fasting

Many of our brothers and sisters are in very difficult situation: Palestine, Syria, Somalia…

In Mauritius, many Muslims families are shattered due to all types of ignorance, intellectual ignorance, spiritual ignorance,

poverty, slavery within the home [the husband over the wife]…

Many are facing financial problems, are jobless, are sick, suffer from pain and psychological problem…

It is high time all women unite with our group and men assist us so that we become stronger and stronger each day.

Remember: making dua in congregation is never rejected by Allah.

JOIN US. BE PART OF OUR MISSION. BE PART OF OUR GROUP. LET US HEAR YOUR VOICE FOR ALLAH’S SAKE

 

WE PRAY ALLAH AZZAWAJAL TO EASE OUR WAY, TO FORGIVE US OUR EGOCENTRISM

AND TO FREE ALL OF US ESPECIALLY IN THE MONTH OF RAMADAN AND TO ALLOW US TO FAST FOR HIS SAKE AND TO REWARD US FOR OUR PATIENCE AND LOVE FOR HIM ALONE

 

Sister Ammaara

hadith to reflect

Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) reported
Allah’s Messenger (peace & blessings of Allah be upon him)
as saying:


A strong believer is better
and is more lovable to Allah
than a weak believer,

and there is good in everyone,
(but) cherish that which gives you benefit
(in the Hereafter)

and seek help from Allah
and do not lose heart,
and if anything (in the form of trouble)
comes to you,

don’t say:
If I had not done that,
it would not have happened so and so,

but say:
Allah did that
what He had ordained to do
and your  ” if ”
opens the (gate) for the Satan.

{Sahih Muslim}

(Book #033, Hadith #6441)

Alahumma infa`ni bima `allamtani Our Lord! grant us good in this world
and good in the hereafter,
Our Lord! grant us good in this world
and good in the hereafter,
and save us from the chastisement of the fire
wa `allamni ma yanfa`uni!

OH ALLAH! Make useful for me what You taught me
and teach me knowledge that will be useful to me.

(AameenOur Lord! grant us good in this world
and good in the hereafter,
and save us from the chastisement of the fire

A hardly spoken subject about the importance of prayer between Maghrib and Isha

Huthayfah ibn Yaaman (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

“ I prayed Maghrib with the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and when he finished he stood up and prayed. He continued to pray until Isha. Then he left. “

Collected by Ahmed in his Musnad 5/392 and Tirmithi in his Sunnan 3781.Shaykh Al-Albani graded this hadeeth as being Saheeh.

Benefits for this subject:

Shaykh Zayd ibn Muhammed Al-Madkhalee (may Allah preserve and protect him) commented on this subject in his book titled “Al-Afnanu Nadeeya “. Al-Afnanu Nadeeya is an explanation for a fiqh poem that Hafith Al-Hakeemee (may Allah have mercy on him) wrote. Hafith Al-Hakeemee acknowledged this prayer as being a sunnah.

Shaykh Zayd wrote that among the prayers which are recommended to perform, but aren’t stressed is the prayer between Maghrib and Isha. It’s recommended as it has a great reward in performing it.

There has been verses and athar which support and explain the virtue in praying at this time. One narration is reported from Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) He commented on the verse “They used to sleep but little by night [invoking their Lord (Allah) and praying, with fear and hope].”[ Adh-Dhariyat 17]  Anas said : The companions used to pray between Maghrib and Isha.” [Abu Dawud 1322 Al-Iraqee graded the isnad as being authentic.]

In another narration Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) said the same thing about the verse “Their sides forsake their beds, to invoke their Lord in fear and hope, and they spend (charity in Allah’s Cause) out of what We have bestowed on them [ As-Sajdah 16]

This prayer has been established in the Sunnah. Many of the companions used to practice it. Companions like Ibn Abbaas , Ibn Mas’ud, Ibn Umar, Anas ibn Malik, and Salman (may Allah be pleased with them  all).

The Tabee’oon used to practice this Sunnah as well. Tabee’oon like Al-Aswad ibn Yazeed, Abu Uthman An-Nahdee, and Sa’eed ibn Jubair.. And from the Imams who prayed during this hour was Sufyan Ath-Thawri.

These verses, their meanings, Hadeeth and acts encourage and guide people to offer many supererogatory prayers between Maghrib and Isha. [Al-Afnanu Nadeeya vol 2 page 187]

Translated and compiled by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Lamont Battle Jr.Doha, Qatar

Sent by sister Nushayba

Prayer to obtain God’s mercy during hardship

Prayer to obtain God’s mercy during hardship

Our lord bestow on us endurance and make our footsteps sure and give us help against those who reject faith. Protect us from the most wicked creatures whether visible to our eyes or not. O God, do not take us into account if we forget or fall into error.

O Lord, do not place such a burden as you did lay upon those before us. Our lord, do not impose on us something that we do not have the strength to bear, grant us forgiveness and have mercy upon us.

You are our Protector. Help us against those that reject the truth. Our lord, let not our hearts deviate from the truth after You have guided us, and bestow upon us mercy from your grace. Verily You are the giver of bounty without measure.

So, give us your compassion in this instance against evil. Our lord, forgive us our sins and the lack of moderations in our doings, and make firm our steps, and protect us with your Might from those who deny the truth.

O lord, whomsoever you shall commit to the fire, truly you have brought him/her to disgrace, and never will wrongdoers find any helpers.

Our lord: we have heard a voice calling us unto faith: believe in the lord and we have believed.

Our lord forgive us our sins and efface our bad deeds and take our souls in the company of the righteous.

Our lord, grant us that which you have promised to us by your messengers and save us from shame on the last judgement day.

Verily you never fail in your promises Our lord, we have sinned against ourselves and if you do not forgive us and grant us your mercy, we shall certainly be lost.

Do not place us among those who are guilty of evil doings and do not give them an opportunity to humiliate us.

Our lord, lay upon us the truth between us and those wicked people and wicked minds for you are the best to show open the truth.

Our lord, pour out patience and constancy and make us die as those who have shown constancy towards you O lord do not make us a trial for the evildoers and save us from those you have denied the truth.

O lord, we turn to you in repentance so forgive us and have mercy upon us.

Remove from us this affliction for this affliction is indeed unbearable.

Our lord, bestow on us mercy from your presence and dispose of our affairs in a righteous way.

Forgive us our sins and grant us power and strength that we may overcome this situation.

Protect us against our enemies those visible and invisible for you have power over everything Our lord relieve us from the torment of this life and the hereafter for we truly believe in Your Supreme power.

Help us in our weaknesses so that we may accept your Divine Truth.

We submit unto You and humbly ask for your help and assistance in this difficult moment.

 

Powerful dua for all Muslims and Muslimahs who are oppressed in this world and those innocent Muslims who are suffering….

Indeed, many sincere believers today are oppressed by their enemies who threaten them with terror, jinns etc. This dua is very powerful when you cannot cope with your ennemies and they have decided to make your life impossible…

A POWERFUL DUA FOR THE BELIEVERS

Brothers and Sisters: The greatest support you can give to those who are oppressed  involves you raising your hands towards the heavens and making rigorous supplication to Allah Most High with the following Dua:

Yaa Allah! You have revealed The Book, You control the clouds and dominate their path …

You defeat the armies of Your enemies…

Yaa Allah, All Mighty are You, All Powerful are You,

Yaa Allah, defeat your enemies, defeat them all, All our enemies and yours!

Yaa Allah! Scatter their aim, shake the earth beneath their feet, strike fear into their hearts and thunder into their lands and properties, assign the winds and your soldiers on them to finish them as you’ve done before to your enemies Allahuma Ameen. [remember surah Al fil]

Yaa Allah! Cripple their limbs and blind their sight, mute them, and send upon them epidemics and calamities and don’t cure them no more Allahumma Ameen.

Yaa Allah! Disperse their gatherings and shatter their unity and their leaders & troops labors; Make their condition severe amongst themselves, and make their plots turn against them – show the worlds the signs of your Power, and make their destruction a lesson for those who do not learn lessons Allahumma Ameen.

Yaa Allah! Hasten their destruction, and make their wealth a bounty for the Muslims Allahumma Ameen.

Yaa Allah! Aid our Mujahideen brothers in Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Philippine, Indonesia,  and every where Allahumma Ameen.

Yaa Allah! Unify their ranks, and gather them on the word of truth Allahumma Ameen.

Yaa Allah! Make accurate the aim of their weapons; strengthen their determination and make them steadfast, and bestow upon them tranquillity Allahumma Ameen. Yaa Allah, put their hearts at peace and guide them to that which is all-good Allahumma Ameen.

Yaa Allah! Give them authority in Your Glorified Name, and give glory to them with your infinite armies in the heavens and the earth Allahumma Ameen.

Yaa Allah help our brothers and sisters who are being oppressed. Yaa Allah help our brothers and sisters in Burma. don’t let them alone, desperate and humiliated in the hands of the tyrants. 

Yaa Allah, save the people of Burma Ya Rabb, Save them. Allahumma Ameen.

Ya Rabb, don’t humiliate the Muslim community. Allahumma Ameen.

Ya Rabb, have mercy upon us all for you are Allah. Your words are true

Allahumma you are The King of kings & the king of all Worlds! May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger of Allah and upon all his followers and companions

Allahumma Ameen. Allahumma Ameen Allahumma Ameen.

DU’A FOR PARENTS

DU’A FOR PARENTS

“Rabbighfir lii wa liwaalidayya wa lilmu”miniina yauma yaquumul’hisaab, Rabbir ham humaa kamaa rabbayaanii swaghiiraa.”
O Lord, forgive me, my parents and Muslims in the Hereafter. O Lord, show mercy on them as they have nourished me when I was young.

Advantages of reciting prayers

– Prayer steadies our nerves and promotes calmness of mind by enabling us to be more effective and humane

– It helps to awaken the spirit of unity in us, while enabling us to love all and serve all

– it helps to wipe out the selfishness in us, while enabling human sensibility to shine at its best

– Prayer gives us courage to face the ups and downs of life

– it inspires us to act rightly

– Prayer brings nearness of God

So let us wake up everyday if a little prayer in our mind.

Let us start by thanking the Almighty for the good health we have, for giving us the chance to live, for having a family, someone who cares…

Prayer [supplication] to be recited daily in order to find solace

Du`ā recited after the Solāh

Praising Allāh 

 

Bismiallāhir-Rahmānir-Rahīm.(In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, Most Merciful) Al-Hamdulilahi Rabbil ā’lamīn Hamdan yuwafini’ma hu wayukāfi umazīdah. (Praise is to Allāh, the Lord of the universe praise to all the immeasurable blessings and graciousness bestowed upon us) Ya Rabbana Lakalhamdu kamayañ banghi Lijalâli wajhilakirimi wa’adzimi Sultānik. (O Lord! For you all the Praise appropriateness the attributes and greatness of Thy kingdom.)

 

Salawāt

 

Was-Salātu was-Salāmu ‘ala Sayyidil Mursalīn waimamil Muttaqīn, Wa ‘ala alihi baitihi wasahbihi ajmaīn. (Salawāt and Sālam on the sayyid of all the Apostles and its righteous followers, his family, members of his household and all the companions.

 

Or a more complete version

 

Allāhumma salli ‘ala Muhammad wa ‘ala āli Muhammad kamā sallaita ‘ala āli Ibrāhīm, Wa bārik ‘ala Muhammad wa ‘ala āli Muhammad kama bārakta ‘ala āli Ibrāhīm, fil-‘ālamīn; Innaka Hamīdum Majīd. (O Allāh! Send Prayers upon Muhammad and the members of his household as Thou Sent Prayers upon the members of Ibrahim’s household. And Send Blessings to Muhammad and the members of his household as Thou  granted Blessings upon the members of the household of Ibrahim, among all the nations’ Verily Thou are Most Praiseworthy) Full of Glory) [Muslim (803); Abu Dawud, Book on Blessings on the Prophet (Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) after Tashahhud (976: from Ka’ab bin ‘Ujrah; 980: from Abu Mas’ud Al-Ansari uses the phrase “ ‘ala āli Ibrāhīm, Fil-ā’lamīn; Innaka Hamīdun Majīd”); At-Tirmidzi (3220) – includes Fil-ā’lamīn, Ibrāhīm wa ala); Al-Nasā’ie; this version is linguistically sound].

 

Du’ā seeking Allah’s Mercy and Forgiveness

 

1 – Allāhumma Taqabbal minna solātana tām-mah, waghfirlana zunubana ‘āmmah. Walatu‘az-zibna yaumalqiyamah, Innaka ‘ala kullisyaiñ qadir. (Our Lord!  Accept our solah as a perfect one and Forgive us our sins all and do not punish us in the Hereafter, Thou art powerful over everything.) Allāhumma ahyina bilīman, waamitnabilīman, wakhsyurna bilīman wadkhilnalJannata ma’il īman.  (O Lord! Bless us with imān and ends us in imān and gather us in imān and enter into heaven with imān) [Tirmidzi and Hakim]

 

1.1 – Allāhum-maj ‘alna yamawlana li ā ika zākirin, walina’māika shakirin, (O Allah! Make us the people who are always in remembrance of Thou, the people who knows gratitude for the grace Thou has gifted) Wa’ala qadhā-ika waqadrika wabalā-ika-minas-sābirin, (Those who are patient when facing the qada and qadar and a the calamity of Thou) Wa minal halāli marzuqin (The people who have been provided with the halal living that Thou blessed) Wa’an-ngairihima’ sū mina wa ‘anin-nirāni muba-‘adin (The people who are saved from any sin, people who are saved from the torment fire of hell) waila wajhika wawajhi nabiyyika nadzirina muta matti ‘īen. (And to Thee we face and also Thy prophet face and be Graced)

 

  1. Rabbanā dzalamnā anfusanā wain lam taghfir lanā lanaku nanna minal khāsirīn. (Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You forgive us not, and bestow not upon us Your Mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers.) [Al-‘Araf, 7:23] Rabbanā innanā amanna faghfir lana zunūbana waqina ‘adzâbannār(Those who say, “Our Lord, indeed we have believed, so forgive us our sins and protect us from the punishment of the Fire,”) [Al-‘Imran 3: 16]

 

2.1- Allāhuma-inna-nas-aluka-salāmatan-fiddīn, Wa-‘āfiyatan-filjasad, Waziyādatan-fil-‘ilm, Wabarakatañ-firrizq, Wa-taw-batañ qab-lal-maūt, Warahmatan-‘indalmaūt, Wa-maghfiratan ba’dalmaūt. O Allāh, Our Lord, we implore Thou to bestow us security in the religion, good health, and the increase of knowledge, the blessing of sustenance, and repentance before death, and mercy at death, and forgiveness after death. Allāhumma-hawwin-‘alaina fīsakaratilmaūt, Wannaja-timi-nannār, Wal-af-wa-‘indalhisāb. Oh Allāh, burdens us not with the agony of sakaratulmaut, and frees us from the fire, and forgiveness when on the day reckoning. [Tirmidzi and Hakim]

 

2.2- Shaddad Ibn Aws (radiyallāhu’anhu) narrated from the Prophet (Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam):  “The best of prayers for forgiveness is:  Allāhumma Anta Rabbi Lā ilāha illa Anta, Khalaqtani wa ana ‘abduka Waana ‘ala ‘ahdika Wa wa’dika mastata’tu. A ‘udzu bika miñ sharri ma sana’tu, Abu ‘ulaka bi Ni’matika ‘alayya Wa abu ‘ulaka bizanbi, Faghfirli fa innahu lā yaghfirudz-dzunuba illa Anta” (O Allāh, You are my Lord, there is no god but You. You have created me and I am Your slave and I am keeping my promise and covenant to You as much as I can. I seek refuge with You from the evil of what I do. I acknowledge Your blessing and I acknowledge my sin, so forgive me, for there is none who can forgive sin except You).” Rasūlullāh (Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Whoever says this during the day, believing in it firmly, and dies on that day before evening comes, he will be one of the people of Paradise, and whoever says it at night, believing firmly in it, and dies before morning comes, he will be one of the people of Paradise.”[This is recorded by al-Bukhari (6306) and Muslim (2702)]

 

3 – Allāhummaghfirlana zunubanā Wali wa lidaina, Warhamhum kama Rabbawna singhara, Wali Jami ‘il Mu’minina wal Mu’minat, Wal Muslimina wal Muslimat, Al-ahya iminhum wal amwāt. Birahmatika Ya arhamar rāhimīn. (Oh Allāh, Forgive us our sins, both of our parents, bless them as they protected us since childhood, same goes for all Mukminin, Mukminat, Muslimin, Muslimat, that are alive and died by your Grace, O Allāh, Lord the Most Merciful and Most Compassionate.) [Tirmidzi and Hakim]

 

4 – Rabbana āmanna faghfirlana warhamna wa anta khairur-rāhīmīn” (Our Lord! We believe, so Forgive us, and Have Mercy on us, for You are the Best of all who show mercy!) [Al-Mu’minun, 23:109]

 

4.1- Rabb ighfir li (lana) wa tubb ‘alayya (‘alayna) innaka Antat-Tawwābul-Ghafūrur-Rahīm (O Allāh! Forgive me and accept my repentance, For You are the Accepter of Repentance, The Oft-Forgiving, The Most Merciful).  [Abu Dawud (1516) and At-Tirmidzi (3434) and others: Sahih]

 

5 – Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallāhu’anhu) reported: One of the supplications of Rasūlullāh Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) was: “Allāhumma-inni (a)-‘as-aluka-mujibati rahmatik, wa-‘azā-ima-maghfiratik, was-salāmata-min-kulli-ithmin, wal-ghanimata min kulli birrin, wal-fawza bil-jannati, wannajata minan-nār (O Allāh! I beg You for that which incites Your Mercy and the means of Your forgiveness, safety from every sin, the benefit from every good deed, success in attaining Jannah and deliverance from Fire)”  [Al-Hakim].

 

6 – Allāhumma-inni-as-alukal-Jannah Wa a-‘udzu-bika-minañ-nār. (O Allāh, I ask Thou for Paradise and seek refuge in Thou from the Fire) [Narrated by Abu Dawud, 792: sahih]; Allāhumma-innaka-‘afuw-wuñkarīm-tuhibbul-‘afwa fa’fu-‘añna, [Wa-‘an-walidina-wa-‘an-Jami’il-Muslimina-wal-muslimat Mu’minina-wal-mu’minât, Al-ahyâ-iminhum-wal-amwāt]. Birahmatika-Ya arhamar-Rāhimīn. Walhamdulilāhi-Rabbil-‘ālamīn. (O Allāh! Thou are forgiving, and Thou love forgiveness. So forgive us, and our parents, Muslim and Muslimat, [Mu’minin and Mu’minat, dead and alive with Thou mercy] Thou are most Gracious and the Merciful. All the praise is to Allāh, the Lord of the entire universe). [Recorded by Ahmad, Ibn Mājah, and At-Tirmidzi]

 

  1. – ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (radiyallāhu‘anhu) narrated that Abu Bakar As-Siddiq (radiyallāhu‘anhu) reported: I requested the Messenger of Allāh (Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) to teach me a supplication which I could recite in my Solāt. Thereupon he said, “Recite: ‘Allāhumma inni(inna) zalamtu nafsi zulman kathira, Wa la yaghfirudz-dzunuba illa Anta, Faghfir li maghfiratan min ‘indika, warhamni(warhamna), Innaka Antal-Ghafūr-ur-Rahim (O Allāh! I have considerably wronged myself. There is none to forgive the sins but You. So grant me pardon and have mercy on me. You are the Most Forgiving, the Most Compassionate).” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

 

8 – Rabbanā-innna-samia’na-munadīyañ-yuna-dī-lil-imāna-in-āminu birabbikum-fa-āmannā (Our Lord! Verily, we have heard the call of one (Muhammad (Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) calling to Faith: ‘Believe in your Lord,’ and we have believed’.) Rabbana-Faghfirlana-zunubana-wakaffir-‘anna sayyiatina-watawaffana-ma-‘al-abrār. [Al-’Imran, 3:193] Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and remit from us our evil deeds, and make us die in the state of righteousness along with Al-Abrar (those who are obedient to Allāh and follow strictly His Orders) Rabbana ma-wa-atina-ma-wa-‘attana-‘ala-Rusulika-wala-tuhzina-yawmal-Qiyâmah, Innakalātuhlifulmî ‘ād (Our Lord! Grant us what Thou promised unto us through Your Messengers and disgrace us not on the Day of Resurrection, for Thou never break Promise.) [Al-’Imran, 3:194]

 

9 – Rabbana-lā-tuā-khizna-innasīna- awahtha’na; (Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred). Rabbana-wala-tahmil-‘alaina-israñkama-hamaltaltahu-‘alallazi- namiñ qablina; (Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden likes that which You laid upon those before us.) Rabbana-walatuhammilna-ma-latāqata-lanābih, Wa’-fu’annā-wagh-firlanā-warhamnā, Anta-mawlâna-fansurna-‘alal-qawmil-kâfirīn (Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear, And pardon us; and forgive us and have mercy upon us.  You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people.) [Al-Baqarah, 2:286].

 

10 – Rabbana ‘alayka tawakkalna wa-ilayka anabna wa-ilaykalmaseer (Our Lord, upon You we have relied, and to You we have returned, and to You is the destination). Rabbana la taj ‘alna fitnatan lillazī na kafarū waghfir lana Rabbana, Innaka antal ‘Azīzulhakīm (Our Lord, make us not [objects of] torment for the disbelievers and forgive us, our Lord. Indeed, it is You who is the Exalted in Might, the Wise).“[Mumtahana, 60:4-5]

 

11 – Shakal bin Humaid (radiyallāhu’anhu) reported: I asked: “O Messenger of Allah, teach me a prayer.” He (Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) said, “Say:Allahumma inni a ‘udzu bika min sharri sam ‘ie, wa min sharri basari, wa min sharri lisani, wa min sharri qalbi, wa min sharri maniyyi (O Allah! I seek refuge in You from the evils of my hearing, the evils of my seeing, the evils of my tongue; the evils of my heart and the evils of passions).”[Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidzi].

 

11.1 – ‘Ali bin Abi Talib (radiyallāhu’anhu) reported: A slave, who had made a contract with his master to pay for his freedom, came to me and said: “I am unable to fulfill my obligation, so help me.” He said to him: “Shall I not teach you a supplication which Rasūlullāh (Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) taught me? It will surely prove so effective that if you have a debt as large as a huge mountain, Allāh will surely pay it for you. Say: ‘Allāhumm-ak-fini bi halalika ‘an harāmika, Wa agh nini bifadlika ‘amman siwāk (O Allāh! Grant me enough of what You make lawful so that I may dispense with what You make unlawful, and enable me by Your Grace to dispense with all but You).”[At-Tirmidzi];

 

11.2 -Anas bin Mālik (radiyallāhu’anhu) reported: The Messenger of Allāh (Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) used to supplicate: Allāhumma inni a ‘udzu bika minal-hummi wal-Hazan, Wa a ‘uzubika minal ‘ajziwal-kasal, Wa a ‘uzbika minal-Jubni Wal-Harāmi, Wal-Bukhli, Wa a ‘udzu bika min ‘Adzâbil-qabri, Wa a ‘udzu bika min Fitnatil-Mahya Wal-Mamat, Wa a ‘uzubika min ghalaba tid-daini Waqah-rir-rijal” (O Allāh! I seek refuge in You from difficulties and sadness; I seek refuge in You from helplessness and indolence,; I seek Your Protection from and miserliness, cowardice, senility; I seek Your Protection against the torment of the grave ; I seek Your Protection against and the trials of life and death; And from the burden of indebtedness and the tyranny of men).” [This is recorded by Muslim]

 

12 – Allāhumma la tada’ lana zanban illa ngafar tah, (Oh Allāh,  do not leave upon us to any sins but Thou eradicate it) Wala hamman illa farraj tah, (And all difficulties but Thou removed it) Wala karban illa naffas tah, (And all the grief but Thou healed it,) Wala marīdhan illa la shafai tah, (And not any adversaries but Thou disappointed them)  Wala ‘aduwwan illa khazal tah,(And there would no du‘ā,  but Thou fulfilled them) Wala jāhilan illa ‘alam tah, (And no one ignorant but Thou educate them)  Wala hājatan illa qadhai tah. (And all the hope, but Thou meet them, Birahmatika Yāarhamar-Rāhimīn. (O Lord the Most Merciful and Most Compassionate.) [Tabarāni]

 

13 – Rabbana ātina mil ladunka rahmatañ wahaiyi’ Lana amrīna rasyada.(Our Lord! Bestow on us Mercy from Yourself, and Facilitate for us our affair in the Right Way!) [Al-Kahfi, 18:10]

 

14 – Rabbana hablana min azwajina wa zurriyyatina qurrata ‘āyunn, waja’ālna lilmuttaqī naimama (Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous.) [Al-Furqān, 25:74]; The duā’ of Prophet Zechariah, (‘alaihissalam) when he called Allāh to bestow him the dzuriyat: “Rabbi la tazarnī fardan waanta khayrul-wârithīn (My Lord, do not leave me alone [with no heir], while you are the best of inheritors.) [Al-Anbiyā’, 21:89 ] Rabbij ‘alni muqimassalāti wamin zurriyati, Rabbana wataqabbal du‘ā’; Rabbanagh firli waliwallidaiya walilmu’mini nayau ma yaqu mulhisâb. (My Lord, make me an establisher of solāh, and from my descendants. Our Lord, and accept my supplication. Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents, and (all) the believers on the Day when the reckoning will be established.)“ [Ibrahim, 14:40-41]

 

15 – Rabbana la tuzia’qulubana ba’ daiz hadaitana wahab Lana min laduñ karahmah; Iñnaka an tal wahhāb. (Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after Thou have guided us, and grant us mercy from Thou. Truly, Thou are the Bestower.) [Al-’Imran, 3:8]

15.1- Or say the du’ā as ‘Abdullah bin Mas‘ud (radiyallāhu‘anhu) reported: The Prophet (Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) used to supplicate: “Allāhumma inni as ‘alukal-Huda, Wat-Tuqa, Wal-‘Afafa, Wal-Ghina (O Allāh! I beseech You for Guidance, Piety, Chastity and Contentment).” [Muslim]. This du’a contains four words, the meanings and implications of which constitute its essence. These words are guidance, piety (fear of Allah), chastity and sufficiency. Guidance here means guidance at every turn of life and steadfastness on the path of truth. Fear of Allah is the greatest means of piety and strongest defense against sins.Chastity is the state of being free from what is unlawful. Self-sufficiency is the antonym of poverty and here it means the self-contentment. What it implies is that one should not care for what people possess. In view of all these qualities, the prayer of the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) mentioned in this Hadith is very comprehensive and valuable.

 

15.2 – Or say the du’ā as ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Al-‘As (radiyallāhu‘anhu) reported: The Messenger of Allāh (Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) supplicated:“Allāhumma musarrifal-qulubi, sarrif qulubana ‘ala ta’atika (O Allāh! Controller of the hearts directs our hearts to Your obedience).”[Muslim]. Or Say: “Ya Muqallibal-qulubi, thabbit qalbi ‘ala dīnik wa ‘ala Ta‘ātik ( O Controller of the hearts makes my heart steadfast in Your religion and to Your obedience).” [At-Tirmidzi, Muslim]. And add: “Wa anta waliy yee fee addunya wal-akhirati tawaffanee musliman wa alhiqnee bis-sāliheen (And You are my protector in this world and in the Hereafter. Cause me to die a Muslim and join me with the righteous).” [Suruh Yusuf, 12:101]

 

If distress or grief befalls any of you add:

 

15.3 – Prophet Ayyub (‘alayhissalam), after being afflicted with calamities, distress and severe skin disorder for years, called for Allāh’s Mercy:“[Allāhumma]…annī mas-sani-yāddurru wa anta-ar-hamur-rāhimīn. ([O Allah]…Indeed, adversity has touched me, and you are the Most Merciful of the merciful).” [Al-Anbiyā’, 21:83]. Prophet Ayyub’s condition was ultimately restored

 

15.4 – The Prophet (Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) said to his companions: “Shall I not tell you some words which, if distress or grief befalls any of you and he offers this supplication, it will bring him joy? It is the duā’ of Dzul-Nun (i.e. Yunus or Jonah):  “Lāilā hailla Anta Subhānaka inni Kuntu (inna kunna) Minadz dzālimin” (There is no god but You, Glory to You; verily I was one of the wrongdoers.)[Surah Anbiya, 21:87]” [Sahih al-Jāmi‘, no. 2605] ‘Lā-hawla-wa-lā quwwata-illa-billāh’ (There is no change of any condition nor power except by Allāh).” [This is recorded by Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

 

Recite the Du’ā of Hasanah

 

16 – Anas Ibn Mālik (radiyallāhu’anhu) who said: “The supplication most often recited by Rasūlullāh (Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam): Rabbana-ātina-fid-dunya hasanah, Wa fil-ākhirati-hasanah, Wa-qina-‘ādzabānnār (O Lord! Bestow upon us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the punishment of the Fire).’” (Al-Baqārah 2:201) [This is recorded by Al-Bukhāri, Muslim, and Tarmidzi]. Tarmidzi (rahimullāh) said: “Hasanah is very comprehensive and includes in all kinds of good and benefits of this world and of the Hereafter. Good health, wealth and satisfaction of the world and good status in Jannah, forgiveness from sins and Allāh’s bounties and favours in both worlds are included in this duā’” [ Jāmi’ At-Tarmidzi]

 

17 – Wasal lallāhu ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammadiñ wa ‘ala alihi wasahbihi ajmain. (And Allāh’s mercy be upon Sayyidina Muhammad, his family, and the entire companion.) Subhâna Rabbika Rabbil ‘izzati ‘amma Yasifūn. Wasalamun ‘alal mursalîn. Walhamdulilahi Rabbil ‘ālamīn. (The Blessed Lord, The Lord that has all the attributes of excellent. And Peace on all the apostles, all the praise is to Allāh, the Lord of the entire universe). [Al-Saffāt, 37:180-182]

 

18 – Recite Al-Fātihah

The Closing of the Du’ā.

 

19 – Rabbana Taqabbal minna Innaka an-tas-sami’ul ‘alim. (O our Lord, accept our du’a Thou the Hearer, the Knower) [Al-Baqarah, 2:127] Watub’alaina Ya mawlana innaka anta- tat-tawwabur-Rahīm. (And please accept our repentance, O Allāh! Indeed s the recipient of repentance and the Most Merciful) [Al-Baqarah, 2:128] Wala tua-khiz-na bil’adza imi waljara-imi Ya Karīm. (Finally, the call for members of paradise in the heaven, Glory to Thee, O Allāh our Lord) Da’wahum fiha Subhānakallāhumma watahiyatuhum fiha Salāmun(Lastly, O Allāh!  Who is free from imperfection and our salutation for them is Salām) Wa ahiruda’wa-hum-anil-hamdu-lila-hi Rabbil’alamīn. (And the closing words of our praise are that all praise is for Allāh, the Lord, the administrator of the Universe.) [Yunus, 10:10]

 

20 – Taqabbalallāhu minkum Minna waminkum Taqabbal Ya Karim (May Allāh accept your deeds, and also from all of us, O the Gracious lord.)

 

And Allāh Almighty Knows best.

[taken from Secret Life Of Mine] 

 

 

 

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