1979 by Jamal A. Badawi

The idea of compile a book of dua (supplication) developed in the summer of 1977 in the course of my participation in the Imam Training Programs.

It was then that several brothers and sisters expressed the wish that the dua which they were learning orally might well be published in a booklet to be made available to all who wished to recite, and benefit from them.

How was it compiled

  • Chapter 1 was compiled following a review of the Qur'an and taking note of the versus (ayat) or its portions which constitute dua. These were then studied and classified under their main subject headings.

  • The remaining dua in chapters 2,3 and 4 were selected and compiled from Hasan Al-Banna's Al-Mathoorat, an excellent collection of dua.
    The order of some dua in Chapters 3 and 4 differ slightly from that in Al-Mathoorat.
  • A word about the footnotes... Each note indicates the source of the dua and in some cases gives a brief comment on it. The number of each note refers to the serial number of the dua in the text.
  • Br. Anwar Beg, Editor of Publications in the ITC has been very helpful in editing this work and in other related matters.
  • To Sister Sherena El-Fayoumy goes the credit of accurate and difficult typing especially in the transliterations.

    Jamal Badawi, 1979.

  • Introduction

    Meaning of Thikr
    ( Remembrance of Allah )

    Thikr literally means remembrance. As used in this booklet, it refers to the remembrance of Allah, (S.W.T.= Glory be to Him), The Qur'an refers to itself as thikr.


    We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption).

    'In(na)naa nazzalnaa az zikr wa 'in(na)naa lahu la h.aafiz.uun

    As the word of Allah ( S.W.T. ), it helps us remember Him in all our thoughts and deeds.

    Thikr at all times:

    Each human being pursues an ultimate and fundemantal goal in life. This goal constitutes one's ideal, the focal point of one's thoughts, aspirations, and activities. The loftier and nobler this goal is, the more sublime are the thoughts and deeds emanating from it.

    The basic message of Islam is to elevate the soul, to purify and uplift it to the highest possible plain. This cannot be accomplished unless Allah (S.W.T.) is our Ultimate Goal and the focus of our life.

    There is no wonder then that the Prophet (S.A.W. = May Allah's Peace And Blessings Be Upon Him) used to engage in thikr at all times.

    Following the Prophet's example, thikr should be part of daily life. Thikr is not only limited to words; it includes also meditation, reflection, repentance, seeking lawful provisions and, generally, every lawful act during which the presence of Allah (S.W.T.) is felt.

    Rewards of Thikr


    O ye who believe! Celebrate the praises of Allah, and do this often;

    Yaa 'ayyuhaa 'allaziina 'aamanu uzkuru 'allaah zikr(an) kather(an)


    And glorify Him morning and evening.

    Wa sabbih.uhu bukrah wa 'as.el(an)


    He it is Who sends blessings on you, as do His angels, that He may bring you out from the depths of Darkness into Light: and He is Full of Mercy to the Believers.

    Huwa 'allaze yus.alle alaykum wa malaa'ikahhu li yukhrijkum min az. Z.ulumaat 'illaa an nur wa kaana bi al mu'miniin rah.iim(an)


    For Muslim men and women,- for believing men and women, for devout men and women, for true men and women, for men and women who are patient and constant, for men and women who humble themselves, for men and women who give in Charity, for men and wom

    'Inna al muslimiin wa al muslimaat wa al mu'miniin wa al mu'minaat wa al qaanitiin wa al qaanitaat wa as. S.aadiqiin wa as. S.aadiqaat wa as. S.aabiriin wa as. S.aabiraat wa al khaashi iin wa al khaashi aat wa al mutas.addiqiin wa al mutas.addiqaat wa as. S.aa'imiin wa as. S.aa'imaat wa al h.aafiz.iin furujhum wa al h.aafiz.aat wa az zaakiriin 'allaah kather(an) wa az zaakiraat a adda 'allaah lahum maghfirah wa 'ajr(an) az.iim(an)

    In a Qudsi Hadeeth, the Prophet ( S.A.W. ) reported that Allah ( S.W.T.) said: " I ( will ) respond according to ) what My servant thinks of Me, and I am with him when he remembers Me. So, if he remembers Me in secret, I will remember him in secret and if he remembers Me in a group, I will remember him in a better group." - Al Bukhari, Muslim.

    Manners of Thikr

    To bear fruit, the following points should be observed in thikr:

  • Humility, sobriety and reflection on the meaning of the dua.
  • Lowering one's voice and avoiding disruption of others.

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    And do thou (O reader!) Bring thy Lord to remembrance in thy (very) soul, with humility and in reverence, without loudness in words, in the mornings and evenings; and be not thou of those who are unheedful.

    Wa azkur rabbka fe nafska tad.arru (an) wa khefah wa duuna al jahr min al qawl bi al ghuduw wa al 'aas.aal wa laa takun min al ghaafiliin

  • Cleanliness and respectability of clothes and of the place of thikr.

    By observing these rules, the person will feel happiness in heart, light in soul and blessings of Allah. ( S.W.T. )

    Thikr in a group

    Thikr is permissible in groups. Indeed, it is encouraged in some ahadeeth. -ahadeeth : sayings of the Prophet (S.A.W.)

    The following is an example:

    The Prophet ( S.A.W. ) said: "If a group of people sit together remembering Allah ( i.e. engaging in thikr ), the angels will circle them, the mercy will shroud them, the peace will descend them and Allah will remember them among those with Him." -Muslim.

    Indeed thikr in a group may help teach those who do not know the desired dua and bring Muslims' hearts together and strengthen their noble ties.

  • Confirmation of Iman


    Say: "Verily, I am commanded to serve Allah with sincere devotion;

    Qul 'inniy 'umirtu 'an a bud 'allaah mukhlis.(an) lahu ad diin


    "And I am commanded to be the first of those who bow to Allah in Islam."

    Wa 'umirtu li 'in akuun 'awwal al muslimiin



    "Our Lord! we believe in what Thou hast revealed, and we follow the Messenger. then write us down among those who bear witness."

    Rabbnaa 'aamannaa bi maa anzalta wa ittaba naa ar rasul fa uktubnaa ma a ash shaahidiin



    We gave strength to their hearts: Behold, they stood up and said: "Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and of the earth: never shall we call upon any god other than Him: if we did, we should indeed have uttered an enormity!

    Wa rabat.naa alaa qulubhim 'iz qaamu fa qaalu rabbnaa rabb as samaawaat wa al 'ard. Lan nad uwa min duunihi 'ilaah(an) la qad qulnaa 'izan



    Said Jesus the son of Mary: "O Allah our Lord! Send us from heaven a table set (with viands), that there may be for us - for the first and the last of us - a solemn festival and a sign from thee; and provide for our sustenance, for thou art the best

    Qaala esaa ibn maryam 'allaahumma rabbnaa anzil alaynaa maa'idah min as samaa' takuun lanaa ed(an) li 'awwalnaa wa 'aakhirnaa wa 'aayah minkum wa urzuqnaa wa 'anta khayr ar raaziqiin



    "But those who reject Faith and belie Our Signs, they shall be companions of the Fire; they shall abide therein."

    Wa 'allaziina kafaru wa kazzabu bi 'aayaatnaa 'ulaa'ika as.h.aab an naar hum fehaa khaaliduun



    Say thou: "This is my way: I do invite unto Allah,- on evidence clear as the seeing with one's eyes,- I and whoever follows me. Glory to Allah. and never will I join gods with Allah."

    Qul haazihi sabele ad u 'ilaa 'allaah alaa bas.erah 'anaa wa man ittaba ane wa subh.aana 'allaah wa maa 'anaa min al mushrikiin


    Glorification of Allah


    Glory to the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord of the Throne (of Authority)! (He is free) from the things they attribute (to him)!

    Subh.aana rabb as samaawaat wa al 'ard. Rabb al arsh an maa yas.ifuun



    Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god;- the Sovereign, the Holy One, the Source of Peace (and Perfection), the Guardian of Faith, the Preserver of Safety, the Exalted in Might, the Irresistible, the Supreme: Glory to Allah. (High is He) above

    Huwa 'allaah 'allaze laa 'ilaah 'illaa huwa al malik al quddus as salaam al mu'min al muhaymin al azez al jabbaar al mutakabbir subh.aana 'allaah an maa yushrikuun



    Blessed be the name of thy Lord, full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour.

    Tabaaraka ism rabbka ze al jalaal wa al ikraam



    Yet they make the Jinns equals with Allah, though Allah did create the Jinns; and they falsely, having no knowledge, attribute to Him sons and daughters. Praise and glory be to Him! (for He is) above what they attribute to Him!

    Wa ja alu li 'allaah shurakaa' al jinn wa khalaqahum wa kharaqu lahu baniin wa banaat bi ghayr ilm subh.aanahu wa ta aalaa an maa yas.ifuun


    To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth: How can He have a son when He hath no consort? He created all things, and He hath full knowledge of all things.

    Bade as samaawaat wa al 'ard. 'Annaa yakuun lahu walad wa lam takun lahu s.aah.ibah wa khalaqa kull shay' wa huwa bi kull shay' aliim



    O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) an apostle of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so belie

    Yaa 'ahl al kitaab laa taghlu fe diinkum wa laa taqulu alaa 'allaah 'illaa al h.aqq 'inna-maa al maseh. Esaa ibn maryam rasul 'allaah wa kalimahhu alqaahaa 'ilaa maryam wa ruh. Minhu fa 'aaminu bi 'allaah wa rusulhi wa laa taqulu thalaathah intahu khayr(an) lakum 'inna-maa 'allaah 'ilaah subh.aanahu 'an yakuun lahu walad lahu maa fe as samaawaat wa maa fe al 'ard. Wa kafaa bi 'allaah wakel(an)



    Then We made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood; then of that clot We made a (foetus) lump; then we made out of that lump bones and clothed the bones with flesh; then we developed out of it another creature. So blessed be Allah, the best to cr

    Thumma khalaqnaa an nut.fah alaqah fa khalaqnaa al alaqah mud.ghah fa khalaqnaa al mud.ghah iz.aam(an) fa kasawnaa al iz.aam lah.m(an) thumma ansha'naahu khalq(an) 'aakhar fa tabaaraka 'allaah ah.san al khaaliqiin



    And blessed is He to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all between them: with Him is the Knowledge of the Hour (of Judgment): and to Him shall ye be brought back.

    Wa tabaaraka 'allaze lahu mulk as samaawaat wa al 'ard. Wa maa baynahumaa wa indahu ilm as saa ah wa 'ilayhi turja uun


    Blessed is He Who made constellations in the skies, and placed therein a Lamp and a Moon giving light;

    Tabaaraka 'allaze ja ala fe as samaa' buruj(an) wa ja ala fehaa siraaj(an) wa qamar(an) muner(an)


    Your Guardian-Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six days, and is firmly established on the throne (of authority): He draweth the night as a veil o'er the day, each seeking the other in rapid succession: He created the sun, the m

    'Inna rabbkum 'allaah 'allaze khalaqa as samaawaat wa al 'ard. Fe sittah ayyaam thumma istawaa alaa al arsh yughshe al layl an nahaar yat.lubhu h.atheth(an) wa ash shams wa al qamar wa an nujum musakhkharaat bi 'amrhi 'a-laa lahu al khalq wa al 'amr tabaaraka 'allaah rabb al aalamiin



    Then celebrate with praises the name of thy Lord, the Supreme!

    Fa sabbih. Bi ism rabbka al az.iim


    But celebrate the praises of thy Lord, and be of those who prostrate themselves in adoration.

    Fa sabbih. Bi h.amd rabbka wa kun min as saajidiin



    "And they say: 'Glory to our Lord! Truly has the promise of our Lord been fulfilled!'"

    Wa yaquluun subh.aana rabbnaa 'in kaana wa d rabbnaa la maf ul(an)



    So (give) glory to Allah, when ye reach eventide and when ye rise in the morning;

    Fa subh.aana 'allaah h.iina tumsuun wa h.iina tus.bih.uun


    Men who celebrate the praises of Allah, standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and contemplate the (wonders of) creation in the heavens and the earth, (With the thought): "Our Lord! not for naught Hast Thou created (all) this! Glory to Th

    'Allaziina yazkuruun 'allaah qiyaam(an) wa qu ud(an) wa alaa junubhim wa yatafakkaruun fe khalq as samaawaat wa al 'ard. Rabbnaa maa khalaqta haazaa subh.aanaka fa qinaa azaab an naar



    So glory to Him in Whose hands is the dominion of all things: and to Him will ye be all brought back.

    Fa subh.aana 'allaze bi yadhi malakut kull shay' wa 'ilayhi turja uun



    Blessed be He in Whose hands is Dominion; and He over all things hath Power;-

    Tabaaraka 'allaze bi yadhi al mulk wa huwa alaa kull shay' qader


    It is Allah Who has made for you the earth as a resting place, and the sky as a canopy, and has given you shape- and made your shapes beautiful,- and has provided for you Sustenance, of things pure and good;- such is Allah your Lord. So Glory to All

    'Allaah 'allaze ja ala lakum al 'ard. Qaraar(an) wa as samaa' binaa' wa s.awwarakum fa ah.sana s.uwarkum wa razaqakum min at. T.ayyibaat zaalikum 'allaah rabbkum fa tabaaraka 'allaah rabb al aalamiin


    Glorify the name of thy Guardian-Lord Most High,

    Sabbih. Ism rabbka al a laa


    Celebrate the praises of thy Lord, and pray for His Forgiveness: For He is Oft-Returning (in Grace and Mercy).

    Fa sabbih. Bi h.amd rabbka wa istaghfirhu 'innahu kaana tawwaab(an)



    Whatever is in the heavens and on earth, doth declare the Praises and Glory of Allah. to Him belongs dominion, and to Him belongs praise: and He has power over all things.

    Yusabbih. Li 'allaah maa fe as samaawaat wa maa fe al 'ard. Lahu al mulk wa lahu al h.amd wa huwa alaa kull shay' qader

    Submission to Allah and Dependence on Him


    But those who believe and work righteousness, and humble themselves before their Lord,- They will be companions of the gardens, to dwell therein for aye!

    'Inna 'allaziina 'aamanu wa amilu as. S.aalih.aat wa akhbatu 'ilaa rabbhim 'ulaa'ika as.h.aab al jannah hum fehaa khaaliduun


    "I put my trust in Allah, My Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving creature, but He hath grasp of its fore-lock. Verily, it is my Lord that is on a straight Path.

    'Inniy tawakkaltu alaa 'allaah rabbe wa rabbkum maa min daabbah 'illaa huwa 'aakhiz bi naas.iyahhaa 'inna rabbe alaa s.iraat. Mustaqiim



    So if they dispute with thee, say: "I have submitted My whole self to Allah and so have those who follow me." And say to the People of the Book and to those who are unlearned: "Do ye (also) submit yourselves?" If they do, they are in right guidance,

    Fa 'in h.aajjuka fa qul aslamtu wajhe li 'allaah wa man ittaba ani wa qul li 'allaziina 'utu al kitaab wa al 'ummeyiin 'a aslamtum fa 'in aslamu fa qad ihtadaw wa 'in tawallaw fa 'inna-maa alayka al balaagh wa 'allaah bi al ibaad


    Say: "He is ((Allah)) Most Gracious: We have believed in Him, and on Him have we put our trust: So, soon will ye know which (of us) it is that is in manifest error."

    Qul huwa ar rah.maan 'aamannaa bihi wa alayhi tawakkalnaa fa sa ta lamuun man huwa fe d.alaal mubiin


    "For my Protector is Allah, Who revealed the Book (from time to time), and He will choose and befriend the righteous.

    'Inna waleyya 'allaah 'allaze nazzala al kitaab wa huwa yatawallaa as. S.aalih.iin


    "For me, I have set my face, firmly and truly, towards Him Who created the heavens and the earth, and never shall I give partners to Allah."

    'Inniy wajjahtu wajhe li 'allaze fat.ara as samaawaat wa al 'ard. H.anef(an) wa maa 'anaa min al mushrikiin



    Say: "Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death, are (all) for Allah, the Cherisher of the Worlds:

    Qul 'inna s.alaahe wa nusuke wa mah.yaaya wa mamaate li 'allaah rabb al aalamiin


    No partner hath He: this am I commanded, and I am the first of those who bow to His will.

    Laa sharek lahu wa bi zaalika 'umirtu wa 'anaa 'awwal al muslimiin


    "O our Lord! truly Thou dost know what we conceal and what we reveal: for nothing whatever is hidden from Allah, whether on earth or in heaven.

    Rabbnaa 'innaka ta lam maa nukhfe wa maa nu lin wa maa yakhfaa alaa 'allaah min shay' fe al 'ard. Wa laa fe as samaa'



    Say: "O Allah. Creator of the heavens and the earth! Knower of all that is hidden and open! it is Thou that wilt judge between Thy Servants in those matters about which they have differed."

    Qul 'allaahumma as samaawaat wa al 'ard. Aalim al ghayb wa ash shahaadah 'anta tah.kum bayna ibaadka fe maa kaanu fehi yakhtalifuun



    "Who created me, and it is He Who guides me;

    'Allaze khalaqane fa huwa yahdene


    "Who gives me food and drink,

    Wa 'allaze huwa yut. Imne wa yasqeni


    "And when I am ill, it is He Who cures me;

    Wa 'izaa marid.tu fa huwa yashfeni


    "Who will cause me to die, and then to life (again);

    Wa 'allaze yumetne thumma yuh.yeni


    "And who, I hope, will forgive me my faults on the day of Judgment.

    Wa 'allaze 'an yaghfir liy khat.e'ahe yawm ad diin


    And put thy trust in Him Who lives and dies not; and celebrate his praise; and enough is He to be acquainted with the faults of His servants;-

    Wa tawakkal alaa al h.ayy 'allaze laa yamut wa sabbih. Bi h.amdhi wa kafaa bihi bi zunub ibaadhi khaber(an)


    Seeking Guidance


    When he saw the moon rising in splendour, he said: "This is my Lord." But when the moon set, He said: "unless my Lord guide me, I shall surely be among those who go astray."

    Fa lammaa ra'aa al qamar baazigh(an) qaala haazaa rabbe fa lammaa 'afala qaala la 'in lam yahdine rabbe la akuunanna min al qawm ad. D.aalliin



    Then, when he turned his face towards (the land of) Madyan, he said: "I do hope that my Lord will show me the smooth and straight Path."

    Wa lammaa tawajjaha tilqaa'a madyan qaala asaa rabbe 'an yahdiyane sawaa' as sabel



    Behold, the youths betook themselves to the Cave: they said, "Our Lord! bestow on us Mercy from Thyself, and dispose of our affair for us in the right way!"

    'Iz 'awaa al fityah 'ilaa al kahf fa qaalu rabbnaa 'aatinaa min ladunka rah.mah wa hayyi' lanaa min 'amrnaa rashad(an)



    "Our Lord!" (they say), "Let not our hearts deviate now after Thou hast guided us, but grant us mercy from Thine own Presence; for Thou art the Grantor of bounties without measure.

    Rabbnaa laa tuzigh qulubnaa ba da 'iz hadaytanaa wa hab lanaa min ladunka rah.mah 'innaka 'anta al wahhaab


    Seeking Forgiveness


    And remember Zun-nun, when he departed in wrath: He imagined that We had no power over him! But he cried through the deptHs of darkness, "There is no god but thou: glory to thee: I was indeed wrong!"

    Wa zaa an nuun 'iz zahaba mughaad.ib(an) fa z.anna 'an lan naqdir alayhi fa naadaa fe az. Z.ulumaat 'an laa 'ilaah 'illaa 'anta subh.aanaka 'inniy kuntu min az. Z.aalimiin



    He prayed: "O my Lord! I have indeed wronged my soul! Do Thou then forgive me!" So ((Allah)) forgave him: for He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

    Qaala rabbi 'inniy z.alamtu nafse fa ighfir liy fa ghafara lahu 'innahu huwa al ghafur ar rah.iim


    (Namely), those who say: "Our Lord! we have indeed believed: forgive us, then, our sins, and save us from the agony of the Fire;"-

    'Allaziina yaquluun rabbnaa 'innanaa 'aamannaa fa ighfir lanaa zunubnaa wa qinaa azaab an naar


    They said: "Glory to our Lord! Verily we have been doing wrong!"

    Qaalu subh.aana rabbnaa 'in(na)naa kunnaa z.aalimiin



    On no soul doth Allah Place a burden greater than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns. (Pray:) "Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; our Lord! Lay not on us a burden Like that wh

    Laa yukallif 'allaah nafs(an) 'illaa wus haa lahaa maa kasabat wa alayhaa maa iktasabat rabbnaa laa tu'aakhiznaa 'in nasiinaa 'aw akht.a'naa rabbnaa wa laa alaynaa 'is.r(an) ka-maa h.amaltahu alaa 'allaziina min qablinaa rabbnaa wa laa tuh.ammilnaa maa laa t.aaqah lanaa bihi wa u fu annaa wa ighfir lanaa wa irh.amnaa 'anta mawlaanaa fa uns.urnaa alaa al qawm al kaafiriin.



    And those who came after them say: "Our Lord! Forgive us, and our brethren who came before us into the Faith, and leave not, in our hearts, rancour (or sense of injury) against those who have believed. Our Lord! Thou art indeed Full of Kindness, Mos

    Wa 'allaziina jaa'u min ba dihim yaquluun rabbnaa ighfir lanaa wa li 'ikhwaannaa 'allaziina sabaqunaa bi al 'iimaan wa laa taj al fe qulubnaa ghill(an) li 'allaziina 'aamanu rabbnaa 'innaka ra'uf rah.iim


    So say: "O my Lord! grant Thou forgiveness and mercy for Thou art the Best of those who show mercy!"

    Wa qul rabbi ighfir wa wa 'anta khayr ar raah.imiin


    When Moses came to the place appointed by Us, and his Lord addressed him, He said: "O my Lord! show (Thyself) to me, that I may look upon thee." Allah said: "By no means canst thou see Me (direct); But look upon the mount; if it abide in its place,

    Wa lammaa jaa'a musaa li meqaatnaa wa kallamahu rabbhu qaala rabb arine anz.ur 'ilayka qaala lan taraane wa laakin unz.ur 'ilaa al jabal fa 'in istaqarra makaanhu fa sawfa taraane fa lammaa tajallaa rabbhu li al jabal ja ala dakk(an) wa kharra musaa s.a iq(an) fa lammaa afaaqa qaala subh.aanaka tubtu 'ilayka wa 'anaa 'awwal al mu'miniin



    The Messenger believeth in what hath been revealed to him from his Lord, as do the men of faith. Each one (of them) believeth in Allah, His angels, His books, and His apostles. "We make no distinction (they say) between one and another of His apostl

    'Aamana ar rasul bi maa unzila 'ilayhi min rabbhi wa al mu'minuun kull 'aamana bi 'allaah wa malaa'ikahhi wa kutubhi wa rusulhi laa nufarriq bayna ' min rusulhi wa qaalu sami naa wa at.a naa ghufraanka rabbnaa wa 'ilayka al

    Seeking Knowledge and Wisdom


    High above all is Allah, the King, the Truth! Be not in haste with the Qur'an before its revelation to thee is completed, but say, "O my Lord! advance me in knowledge."

    Fa ta aalaa 'allaah al malik al h.aqq wa laa ta jal bi al qur'aan min qabli 'an yuqd.aa 'ilayka wah.yhu wa qul rabbi zidne ilm(an)


    "O my Lord! bestow wisdom on me, and join me with the righteous;

    Rabbi hab liy h.ukm(an) wa alh.iqne bi as. S.aalih.iin


    Prayer for Patience, Perseverance and Steadfastness


    (They will say:) "Our Lord! remove the Penalty from us, for we do really believe!"

    Rabbnaa ikshif annaa al azaab 'in(na)naa mu'minuun



    He said: "I only complain of my distraction and anguish to Allah, and I know from Allah that which ye know not...

    Qaala 'inna-maa ashku baththe wa h.uzne 'ilaa 'allaah wa a lam min 'allaah maa laa ta lamuun



    When they advanced to meet Goliath and his forces, they prayed: "Our Lord! Pour out constancy on us and make our steps firm: Help us against those that reject faith."

    Wa lammaa barazu li jaalut wa junudhi qaalu rabbnaa afrigh alaynaa s.abr(an) wa thabbit aqdaamnaa wa uns.urnaa alaa al qawm al kaafiriin



    "But thou dost wreak thy vengeance on us simply because we believed in the Signs of our Lord when they reached us! Our Lord! pour out on us patience and constancy, and take our souls unto thee as Muslims (who bow to thy will)!

    Wa maa tanqim minnaa 'illaa 'an 'aamannaa bi 'aayaat rabbnaa lammaa jaa'atnaa rabbnaa afrigh alaynaa s.abr(an) wa tawaffanaa muslimiin



    And do thou be patient, for thy patience is but from Allah. nor grieve over them: and distress not thyself because of their plots.

    Wa is.bir wa maa s.abrka 'illaa bi 'allaah wa laa tah.zan alayhim wa laa taku(n) fe d.ayq min maa yamkuruun


    For Allah is with those who restrain themselves, and those who do good.

    'Inna 'allaah ma a 'allaziina ittaqaw wa 'allaziina hum muh.sinuun


    Say: "Enough is Allah for a witness between me and you: for He is well acquainted with His servants, and He sees (all things).

    Qul kafaa bi 'allaah shahed(an) bayniy wa baynakum 'innahu kaana bi ibaadhi khaber(an)


    "No reason have we why we should not put our trust on Allah. Indeed He Has guided us to the Ways we (follow). We shall certainly bear with patience all the hurt you may cause us. For those who put their trust should put their trust on Allah."

    Wa maa lanaa 'an laa natawakkal alaa 'allaah wa qad hadaanaa subulnaa wa la nas.biranna alaa maa 'aazaytumunaa wa alaa 'allaah fa li yatawakkal al mutawakkiluun


    Seeking Provisions


    So he watered (their flocks) for them; then he turned back to the shade, and said:"O my Lord! truly am I in (desperate) need of any good that Thou dost send me!"

    Fa saqaa lahumaa thumma tawallaa 'ilaa az. Z.ill fa qaala rabbi 'inniy li maa anzalta 'ilayya min khayr faqer



    (Moses) said: "O my Lord! expand me my breast;

    Qaala rabbi ishrah. Liy s.adre


    "Ease my task for me;

    Wa yassir liy 'amre


    "And remove the impediment from my speech,

    Wa uh.lul uqdah min lisaane


    "So they may understand what I say:

    Yafqahu qawle


    Seeking Protection of Allah


    They will say, "Glory to Thee! our (tie) is with Thee - as Protector - not with them. Nay, but they worshipped the Jinns: most of them believed in them."

    Qaalu subh.aanaka 'anta waleynaa min duunihim bal kaanu ya buduun al jinn aktharhum bihim mu'minuun



    But if they turn away, Say: "(Allah) sufficeth me: there is no god but He: On Him is my trust,- He the Lord of the Throne (of Glory) Supreme!"

    Fa 'in tawallaw fa qul h.asbe 'allaah laa 'ilaah 'illaa huwa alayhi tawakkaltu wa huwa rabb al arsh al az.iim



    Noah said: "O my Lord! I do seek refuge with Thee, lest I ask Thee for that of which I have no knowledge. And unless thou forgive me and have Mercy on me, I should indeed be lost!"

    Qaala rabbi 'inniy a uzu bika 'an as'alka maa laysa liy bihi ilm wa 'illaa taghfir liy wa tarh.amne akun min al khaasiriin



    He said: "Shall I trust you with him with any result other than when I trusted you with his brother aforetime? But Allah is the best to take care (of him), and He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy!"

    Qaala hal 'aamankum alayhi 'illaa ka-maa 'amintukum alaa 'akhehi min qablu fa 'allaah khayr h.aafiz.(an) wa huwa ar raah.imiin



    And say "O my Lord! I seek refuge with Thee from the suggestions of the Evil Ones.

    Wa qul rabbi a uzu bika min hamazaat ash shayaat.iin


    "And I seek refuge with Thee O my Lord! lest they should come near me."

    Wa a uzu bika rabbi 'an yah.d.uruun


    "O my Lord! Thou hast indeed bestowed on me some power, and taught me something of the interpretation of dreams and events,- O Thou Creator of the heavens and the earth! Thou art my Protector in this world and in the Hereafter. Take Thou my soul (a

    Rabbi qad 'aataytane min al mulk wa allamtane min ta'wel al ah.aadeth as samaawaat wa al 'ard. 'Anta waleyi fe ad dunyaa wa al 'aakhirah tawaffane muslim(an) wa alh.iqne bi as. S.aalih.iin



    Those who say, "Our Lord! avert from us the Wrath of Hell, for its Wrath is indeed an affliction grievous,-

    Wa 'allaziina yaquluun rabbnaa is.rif annaa azaab jahannam 'inna azaabhaa kaana gharaam(an)



    They said: "In Allah do we put out trust. Our Lord! make us not a trial for those who practise oppression;

    Fa qaalu alaa 'allaah tawakkalnaa rabbnaa laa taj alnaa fitnah li al qawm az. Z.aalimiin


    "And deliver us by Thy Mercy from those who reject (Thee)."

    Wa najjinaa bi rah.mahka min al qawm al kaafiriin



    Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of the Dawn

    Qul a uzu bi rabb al falaq


    From the mischief of created things;

    Min sharr maa khalaqa


    From the mischief of Darkness as it overspreads;

    Wa min sharr ghaasiq 'izaa waqaba


    From the mischief of those who practise secret arts;

    Wa min sharr an naffaathaat fe al uqad


    And from the mischief of the envious one as he practises envy.

    Wa min sharr h.aasid 'izaa h.asada



    Say: I seek refuge with the Lord and Cherisher of Mankind,

    Qul a uzu bi rabb an naas


    The King (or Ruler) of Mankind,

    Malik an naas


    The Allah (for judge) of Mankind,-

    'Ilaah an naas


    From the mischief of the Whisperer (of Evil), who withdraws (after his whisper),-

    Min sharr al waswaas al khannaas


    (The same) who whispers into the hearts of Mankind,-

    'Allaze yuwaswis fe s.udur an naas


    Among Jinns and among men.

    Min al jinnah wa an naas


    Offering Thanks


    Nay, but worship Allah, and be of those who give thanks.

    Bal 'allaah fa u bud wa kun min ask shaakiriin


    Said one who had knowledge of the Book: "I will bring it to thee within the twinkling of an eye!" Then when (Solomon) saw it placed firmly before him, he said: "This is by the Grace of my Lord!- to test me whether I am grateful or ungrateful! and if

    Qaala 'allaze indahu ilm min al kitaab 'anaa 'aateka bihi qabla 'an yartadd 'ilayka t.arfka fa lammaa ra'aahu mustaqarr(an) indahu qaala haazaa min fad.l rabbe li yabluwane 'a ashkur 'am akfur wa man shakara fa 'inna-maa yashkur li nafshi wa man kafara fa 'inna rabbe ghaney kariim



    Then Praise be to Allah, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth,- Lord and Cherisher of all the Worlds!

    Fa li 'allaah al h.amd rabb as samaawaat wa rabb al 'ard. Rabb al aalamiin


    To Him be glory throughout the heavens and the earth: and He is Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom!

    Wa lahu al kibriyaa' fe as samaawaat wa al 'ard. Wa huwa al azez al h.akiim


    And We shall remove from their hearts any lurking sense of injury;- beneath them will be rivers flowing;- and they shall say: "Praise be to Allah, who hath guided us to this (felicity): never could we have found guidance, had it not been for the guid

    Wa naza naa maa fe s.udurhim min ghill tajre min tah.tihim al anhaar wa qaalu al h.amd li 'allaah 'allaze hadaanaa li haazaa wa maa kunnaa li nahtadiya law-laa 'an hadaanaa 'allaah la qad jaa'at rusul rabbnaa bi al h.aqq wa nudu 'an tilkum al jannah urithtumuhaa bi maa kuntum ta maluun



    And He is Allah. There is no god but He. To Him be praise, at the first and at the last: for Him is the Command, and to Him shall ye (all) be brought back.

    Wa huwa 'allaah laa 'ilaah 'illaa huwa lahu al h.amd fe al 'ulaa wa al 'aakhirah wa lahu al h.ukm wa 'ilayhi turja uun

    Prayers for Family


    And (remember) Zakariya, when he cried to his Lord: "O my Lord! leave me not without offspring, though thou art the best of inheritors."

    Wa zakareyaa 'iz naadaa rabbhu rabbi laa tazarne fard(an) wa 'anta khayr al waarithiin



    "O my Lord! Grant me a righteous (son)!"

    Rabbi hab liy min as. S.aalih.iin



    There did Zakariya pray to his Lord, saying: "O my Lord! Grant unto me from Thee a progeny that is pure: for Thou art He that heareth prayer!

    Hunaalika da aa zakareyaa rabbhu qaala rabbi hab liy min ladunka zurreyah t.ayyibah 'innaka same ad du aa'



    And those who pray, "Our Lord! Grant unto us wives and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and give us (the grace) to lead the righteous."

    Wa 'allaziina yaquluun rabbnaa hab lanaa min azwaajnaa wa zurreyaatnaa qurrah a yun wa ij alnaa li al muttaqiin 'imaam(an)


    "Our Lord! make of us Muslims, bowing to Thy (Will), and of our progeny a people Muslim, bowing to Thy (will); and show us our place for the celebration of (due) rites; and turn unto us (in Mercy); for Thou art the Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.

    Rabbnaa wa ij alnaa muslimain laka wa min zurreyahnaa 'ummah muslimah laka wa arinaa manaasiknaa wa tub alaynaa 'innaka 'anta at tawwaab ar rah.iim



    O my Lord! make me one who establishes regular Prayer, and also (raise such) among my offspring O our Lord! and accept Thou my Prayer.

    Rabb ij alne muqiim as. S.alaah wa min zurreyahe rabbnaa wa taqabbal du aa'i


    "O our Lord! cover (us) with Thy Forgiveness - me, my parents, and (all) Believers, on the Day that the Reckoning will be established!

    Rabbnaa ighfir liy wa li waalidaiya wa li al mu'miniin yawm yaqum al h.isaab


    We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents: In pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth. The carrying of the (child) to his weaning is (a period of) thirty months. At length, when he reaches the age of full strength and

    Wa was.s.aynaa al 'insaan bi waalidaihi ih.saan(an) h.amalathu 'ummhu kurh(an) wa wad.a athu kurh(an) wa h.amlhu wa fis.aalhu thalaathuun shahr(an) h.attaa 'izaa balagha ashuddhu wa balagha arba iin sanah qaala rabbi awzi ne 'an ashkur ni mahka 'allate an amta alayya wa alaa waalidaiya wa 'an a mal s.aalih(an) tard.aahu wa as.lih. Liy fe zurreyahe 'inniy tubtu 'ilayka wa 'inniy min al muslimiin



    And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: "My Lord! bestow on them thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood."

    Wa ikhfid. Lahumaa janaah. Az zull min ar rah.mah wa qul rabbi irh.amhumaa ka-maa rabbayaane s.agher(an)



    "O my Lord! Forgive me, my parents, all who enter my house in Faith, and (all) believing men and believing women: and to the wrong-doers grant Thou no increase but in perdition!"

    Rabbi ighfir liy wa li waalidayya wa li man dakhala bayte mu'min(an) wa li al mu'miniin wa al mu'minaat wa laa tazid az. Z.aalimiin 'illaa tabaar(an)




    And when there came to them an apostle from Allah, confirming what was with them, a party of the people of the Book threw away the Book of Allah behind their backs, as if (it had been something) they did not know!

    Wa lammaa jaa'ahum rasul min indi 'allaah mus.addiq li maa ma ahum nabaza fareq min 'allaziina 'utu al kitaab kitaab 'allaah waraa'a z.uhurhim ka-'annahum laa ya lamuun


    "And ordain for us that which is good, in this life and in the Hereafter: for we have turned unto Thee." He said: "With My punishment I visit whom I will; but My mercy extendeth to all things. That (mercy) I shall ordain for those who do right, and

    Wa uktub lanaa fe haazihi ad dunyaa h.asanah wa fe al 'aakhirah 'in(na)naa hudnaa 'ilayka qaala azaabe us.eb bihi man ashaa' wa rah.mahe wasi at kull shay' fa sa aktubhaa li 'allaziina yattaquun wa yu'tuun az zakaah wa 'allaziina hum bi 'aayaatnaa yu'minuun



    "We should indeed invent a lie against Allah, if we returned to your ways after Allah hath rescued us therefrom; nor could we by any manner of means return thereto unless it be as in the will and plan of Allah, Our Lord. Our Lord can reach out to the

    Qad iftaraynaa alaa 'allaah kazib(an) 'in udnaa fe millahkum ba da 'iz najjaanaa 'allaah minhaa wa maa yakuun lanaa 'an na ud fehaa 'illaa 'an yashaa' 'allaah rabbnaa wasi a rabbnaa kull shay' ilm(an) alaa 'allaah tawakkalnaa rabbnaa iftah. Baynanaa wa bayna qawmnaa bi al h.aqq wa 'anta khayr al faatih.iin



    Those who sustain the Throne (of Allah. and those around it Sing Glory and Praise to their Lord; believe in Him; and implore Forgiveness for those who believe: "Our Lord! Thy Reach is over all things, in Mercy and Knowledge. Forgive, then, those who

    'Allaziina yah.miluun al arsh wa man h.awlahu yusabbih.uun bi h.amd rabbhim wa yu'minuun bihi wa yastaghfiruun li 'allaze 'aamanu rabbnaa wasi at kull shay' rah.mah wa ilm(an) fa ighfir li 'allaziina taabu wa ittaba u sabelka wa qihim azaab al jah.iim


    "And grant, our Lord! that they enter the Gardens of Eternity, which Thou hast promised to them, and to the righteous among their fathers, their wives, and their posterity! For Thou art (He), the Exalted in Might, Full of Wisdom.

    Rabbnaa wa adkhilhum jannaat adn 'allate wa adtahum wa man s.alah.a min 'aabaa'him wa azwaajhim wa zurreyaathim 'innaka 'anta al azez al h.akiim


    "And preserve them from (all) ills; and any whom Thou dost preserve from ills that Day,- on them wilt Thou have bestowed Mercy indeed: and that will be truly (for them) the highest Achievement".

    Wa qihim as sayyi'aat wa man taqi as sayyi'aat yawma'izin fa qad rah.imtahu wa zaalika huwa al fawz al az.iim


    Dua from Sunnah

    We rose up in the morning and so does the domain of Allah.

    Grace is due to Him, He has no partner.

    There is no deity but Him, unto Him is the return.

    ( 3 times )



    We rose up with innate nature of Islam, and with the word of purity, and on the way of life of our Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W.) , and on the way of life of our father Ibrahim, the upright (in truth) who was not of the associators of other deities with Allah.

    ( 3 times )



    0 Allah! I rose up in the morning with blessings, strength, and concealment -of my deficiencies-; So complete all the blessings and strength and the concealment for me in this life and in the hereafter.



    0 Allah! Whatever blessings I or any of Your creatures rose up with, is only from You.

    You have no partner.

    All grace and thanks are due to You. (3 times )



    0 my Lord! All Grace is due to You which is befitting to Your glorious presence and Your great sovereignty.

    ( 3 times )


    I have accepted Allah (S.W.T.) for Lord, Islam for way of life, and Muhammad (S.A.W) as Prophet and messenger (of Allah).

    (3 times)


    Glory be to Allah and grace is His ( as great as) the number of His creatures, the extent of His satisfaction, the weight of his domain, and the ink ( needed to write down His countless ) signs ( of presence, ominipotence, and grace )


    In the name of Allah with Whose name nothing in earth or in heavens can hurt, and He is the Hearer, the Knower.

    ( 3 times )


    0 Allah! We seek Your refuqe from knowingly associating others with You and we seek Your forgiveness from associating others with You unknowingly.

    (3 times)


    I seek refuge in the Perfect words of Allah from any evil creature.

    ( 3 times )


    0 Allah! I seek refuge in You from worry and grief, from helpnessness and laziness, from cowardice and stinginess, and from overpowering of debt and from oppression of men.


    0 Allah! Grant health to My body, to my hearing and to my sight- (3 times)


    0 Allah! I seek refuge in You from unbelief and Poverty-

    0 Allah! I seek refuge in You from punishment of the grave.

    There is no deity but You.

    ( 3 times )


    0 Allah! You are my Lord, there is no deity but You.

    You created me and I am Your slave and servant. And I am trying my best to keep my oath ( of faith ) to You and to seek to live in the hope of Your promise.

    I seek refuge in You from my greatest-evil deeds.

    I acknowledge Your blessings upon me and I acknowledge my sins.

    So forgive me.

    None but You can forgive sins.

    ( 3 times )


    I ask forgiveness from Allah. There is no deity but Him, the Living, the Eternal. And I repent to Him. ( 3 times )


    O Allah! Have mercy on Muhammad and on the Progeny of Muhammad, as you had mercy on Ibrahim and the progeny of Ibrahim.

    And bless Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad as you blessed Ibrahim and the progeny of Ibrahim in this universe.

    Indeed, You are Gracious, Glorious.

    ( 10 times )


    Glory be to Allah, Grace is due to Allah; there is no deity but Allah and Allah is The Greatest. ( 100 times )


    There is no Deity but Allah alone. He has no partner. Sovereignty and grace are His; and He is Omnipotent.

    ( 10 times )


    Glory be to you, 0 Allah, and all Praise!

    I testify there is no deity but You.
    I seek forgiveness and to You do I repent.

    ( 3 times )


    Waking up

    Praise be to Allah Who gave us life after death and unto Him will be the return.


    When entering the bathroom

    0 Allah! I seek refuge in You from male and female devils.


    When leaving the bathroom

    I seek Your forgiveness ( O Allah! )


    While making ablution ( wudu )

    0 Allah! Forgive my sins and expand (bless) my home, and bless my livelihood.


    After completing ablution ( wudu )

    I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah. He is Alone.

    He has no partner. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger.

    0 Allah! Make me of those who are repentant and of those who purify themselves.


    After "Call to the Prayer" ( adhan ) completed

    0 Allah! Lord of this perfect Call and the prayer to be offered; grant Muhammad the privilege ( of interceding ) and also the eminence.

    And resurrect him to the praised position You have promised.


    When leaving the house

    In the name of Allah. I depend on Allah.

    There is no ability or power (for us) except by the leave of Allah.


    When going to the Mosque ( Masjid )

    0 Allah! Grant me Light in my heart, Light in my sight, Light in my hearing, Light to my right, Light to my Left, Light above me, Light underneath me, Light before me, Light behind me, and grant me Light.


    When entering the Mosque ( Masjid )

    In the name of Allah,

    0 Allah! Bless Muhammad ! 0 Allah!

    Open Your gates of mercy for me.


    When leaving the Masjid

    0 Allah! I beg of You Your bounty.


    When entering the house

    0 Allah! I ask you ( to grant me ) the best entering and the best exit.

    In the name of Allah we entered, and in the name of Allah we left, and upon Allah, our Lord we depend.


    When beginning the meal

    0 Allah! Bless ( the food ) You provided us and save us from the punishment of the hellfire.

    In the name of Allah.


    After finishing the meal

    Praise be to Allah Who has fed up and given us drink and made us Muslims.


    When undressing

    In the name of Allah. There is no deity except Him.



    When getting dressed

    0 Allah! I ask You the good in it and the good for which it is made.

    And I seek our protection from the evil in it and the evil for which it was made.


    When mounting a means of transportation

    Glory to Him Who has subjected these to our ( use ), for we could never have accomplished this ( by ourselves ).

    And to our Lord, surely must we turn back!


    When retiring to sleep

    In your name, 0 Lord, I lay my side (to sleep). And by (Your leave) I raise it up.

    So if You take away my soul (during sleep) forgive it, and if You send it back (after sleep) then protect in the manner You do so with Your pious servants.


    When looking in a mirror

    0 Allah! You made my physical constitution good.

    So make my disposition good too and keep my face safe from the hellfire.

    Grace be to Allah Who fashioned and made me Proportionate, and honored my face and made me of the Muslims.


    After a pleasant dream

    Grace be to Allah through Whose blessings good, things are accomplished.


    After an unplesant dream

    Grace be to Allah under all circumstances.


    If one wakes up after a nightmare

    I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah, from His displeasure and punishment and from evil people, and from the ( evil ) promptings of devils and from their presence.


    If you see a Muslim brother smiling

    May Allah bring smiles to you.


    When one is told "I love you"

    May He, for Whose sake you love me, love you also.


    When a favor is done unto us

    May Allah give you a good reward.


    What to say to one who got married

    May Allah bless (your spouse) for you; and may He bless you and join you in a happy union.


    At the beginning of sexual intercourse

    In the name of Allah. 0 Allah! Keep us away from Satan, and keep Satan away from what You bestow on us      ( our children )


    Prayer for small children

    I seek refuge for you in the perfect words of Allah, from every devil and every poisonous reptile, and from every bad eye.


    At the end of meetings or gatherings

    Glory and praise be to You, 0 Allah! I bear witness that there is no deity except You.

    I beg of You Your forgiveness and I repent to You.


    What to say to one who is leaving

    Unto Allah do I commend your Islam, your trust          (i.e. family, property,..etc.), and the conclusions of your deeds, and I recite peace upon you.


    May Allah provide you with taqwa ( Allah consciousness ) , forgive your sins, and facilitate good for you wherever you may be.


    When bidding farewell ( by the traveller )

    I commend you unto Allah Whose trusts are never lost.


    When setting out on a journey

    0 Allah! It is with Your help that I struggle, move and walk. 0 Allah! I beg of you in this journey, virtue, piety, and deeds which are acceptable to You.

    0 Allah! make our journey easy for us and shorten for us its distance.

    0 Allah! You are the Companion in the Journey and the Guardian , Protector of the household.

    0 Allah! I seek refuge in You from the difficulties of this journey, and from disagreeable sights and from.


    Upon returning from a journey

    We are returners, repentants, worshippers and thankful to our Lord. ***


    When faced by a hardship

    0 Allah! There is nothing easy except what You make easy, and You make the difficult easy if it be Your will.


    When one's desire or hope could not be fulfilled

    Allah had decided, and whatever He willed, He did.


    When feeling angry

    I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed Satan.


    When one is overwhelmed with a problem

    Allah suffices us and He is the best Guardian.


    When in pain

    In the name of Allah, I seek refuge in exalted power and glory of Allah from that which I feel and fear.


    When visiting a sick person

    0 Allah! Remove the hardship, 0 Lord of mankind.

    Grant cure for You are the Hearer.

    There is no cure but from You, cure which leaves no ilness behind. ( While patting the sick person. )



    At the time of a disaster

    We belong to Allah, and to Him is our return. You suffice me in disaster.

    So, reward me for it and replace it with something which is good.


    When offering condolences ( to the family of deceased )

    Due is to Allah that which He has taken away and His is whatever He has given.

    With Him, everything has an appointed term; so have patience and seek reward from Him.



    When visiting the grave yard

    Peace be upon you dwellers of these abodes, believers and Muslims. May Allah have mercy on those of you who were first ( to die ) and those who were last. We will, whenever Allah wills, join you. I beg of Allah salvation for us and for you. You preceded us and we will follow you.

    0 Allah! Deprive us not from reward ( similar to theirs ) and lead us not astray after they are gone.



    Prayer for the fulfilment of a need

    Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Universe. May Allah's peace and blessings be upon Muhammad ( S.A.W).

    There is no deity but Allah, Most Forebearing, Supreme in Honor.

    Glory be to Allah, Lord of the Great Throne.

    Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Universe. 0 Allah! I seek of You the means of (deserving) Your mercy, the means of (ascertaining) Your forgiveness, the protection from all mistakes, the benefit from all virtue and the freedom from all sins.

    0 Allah! Leave no mistake of mine without Your forgiveness, nor any stress without Your relief, nor any need of which You approve without being fulfilled by You, 0 Most Merciful of the merciful.

    After reciting this dua, one should state the specific need for the dua was made.



    When seeking guidance

    O Allah! I seek your refuge (in making a choice) by virtue of Your knowledge , and I seek ability by virtue of Your power, and I ask you of Your great bounty. You have power, I have none.

    And You know, I know not.

    You are the Knower of hidden things.

    0 Allah! If in Your knowledge, ( this matter ) is good for my religion, my livelihood and my affairs; immediate and in the distant, then ordain for me, make it easy for me and bless it for me. And if in Your knowledge, ( this matter ) is bad for my religion, my livelihood and my affairs; immediate and in the distant, then turn it away from me, and turn me away from it. And ordain for me the good wherever it be and make me pleased with it.

    Notes: - * - The above supplication is to be recited when there is uncertainty about the advisability

    of taking a decision, provided it is islamically permissible.

    - * - After performing ablution, one should offer two rakahs.

    - * - Before reciting the dua, it should be made sure that the person is not already inclined to a given decision; otherwise it will mean that the person is not serious about seeking guidance of Allah (S.W.T.)

    - * - In making this dua the actual matter or decision concerning which divine guidance is being sought should be mentioned instead of the words in transliteration or the words "this matter' in the translation above.

    - * - After reciting the dua (immediately or later on) , one may feel more favorably disposed toward one choice or the other.


    When one wakes up for night prayers ( Tahajjut )

    All Praise is due to You, 0 Allah! You are the Sustainer of the heavens and the earth and whatever is in them.
    Praise be to you; Yours is the domain of the heavens and the earth whatever is in them. Praise be to You;

    You are the Truth.

    Your promise is true, meeting with You is true, Your word is true, Paradise is true, hell is true, Prophets are true, Mohammed ( S.A.W. ) is true, the Hour ( of Judgement ) is true.

    0 Allah! Unto You do I submit, in You do I believe, upon You do I depend, unto You do I turn.

    For You do I contend; Unto You do I seek judgement.

    So forgive me for what I did and will do, for what I concealed and what I declared, and for that of which You are more knowledgeable than me. You are the expediter and You are the deferrer.

    There is no deity but You. And there is no ability or power except by the leave of Allah.

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