A BOOK OF DUAS
Compiled by A Humble Servant of AL’LAAH Muhammad Afthab Cassim Razvi Noori Published by Imam Mustafa Raza Research Centre
Overport – Durban – South Africa
A BOOK OF DUAS
Compiled by A Humble Servant of AL’LAAH
Muhammad Afthab Cassim Razvi Noori
Published by Imam Mustafa Raza Research Centre Overport – Durban – South Africa
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INTRODUCTION All Praise is due to Almighty Al’laah, Durood [Salawaat] and Salaams upon our Master Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim. Peace and blessings upon his illustrious family and companions and all those who follow them with sincerity and dedication. Alhamdulillah, before you is a booklet called “A BOOK OF DUAS” This book consists of Duas in Arabic text, translated and transliterated. Also many of the duas have been referenced to numerous Ahadith and to great personalities in Islam. It was prepared so that both the young and the not so young may benefit from it alike. It can be used in our daily life and can be used as part of a teaching syllabus for maktabs (madrassas) where children will be taught to read the duas correctly. There have been important notes presented under certain duas. Please read them carefully. These have been put there to remove any misconceptions and to strengthen our Aqida in the Proper way of the Ahle Sunnat Wa Jama’at. It must be noted that the only way is the way of the Ahle Sunnat. The Manner that is in accordance with the teachings of the Qur’aan, the Sunnah and the explanations of the pious predecessors such as the Sahaba-e-Kiraam, Tabi’ee Tab’be Taabi’ee, the A’ima-e-Deen, the Awliyah-e-Kaamileen and Ulama and Aarifeen. Following the way of the Ahle Sunnat will lead one to salvation. Also note that the Arabic text has been typed in the Traditional Arabic font thus you will find in reading it where ever the Kasra (Zer) appears under an alphabet and there is a tashdeed, the kasra is under the tashdeed rather than under the alphabet. This should thus be read as kasra (zer) and not zabar (Fatah). An example of this is as follows: In’ni when typed in Traditional Arabic looks like this اِنِّىand can be mistaken for In’na. Thus please note when reading the Arabic text in this booklet, remember that if the alaamat (sign) is under the tashdeed it is a kasra and if on top it is fatah. With the exception of this, all other text is read as normal. We pray that this booklet is a means of benefit to all those who read it. When reading through this booklet or any other of our books please bring to our notice any typographical or other errors so that they may be corrected in future editions. I would like to thank all those that have assisted in the preparing and printing of this book especially Hajee Mohammed Amod and Brother Abdur Rashid. May Allah grant us all firmness in faith and may our sincere duas be accepted through the Wasila of Nabi Muhammad Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim. Aameen Sag-e-MUFTI-E-AZAM Muhammad Afthab Cassim Razvi Noori
DUA BEFORE SLEEPING
The Beloved Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said, “That person who reads this Dua thrice whilst on his bed, and then goes to sleep, Almighty Al‟laah will forgive all his sins even if they be equal to leaves on the trees or the sand on the dunes. (Tirmizi Shareef Vol.2 Pg.175)
Astaghfirul laahal lazee Laa ilaaha il’laa Huwal Hay’yul Qay’yoomu Wa Atoobu ilaih I seek forgiveness from Allah besides Whom there is none worthy of worship, The Ever Living, The Sustainer, and we turn to You in repentance. The Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim used to recite this Dua before going to rest (sleep)
Al’laah hum’ma Bi Ismika Amootu Wa Ahyaa “O Al‟laah! In Your Name I die and live” Important note: It must be noted that the sleep of a Prophet is different from our sleep. When we fall asleep, we are not aware of our condition and totally inactive, but when a Prophet sleeps, he is still aware of everything around him and it is a time when special revelation descends upon him.
DUA WHEN WAKING FROM SLEEP
When the Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim would awaken from his rest (sleep), he would read:
Alhamdu Lil Laahil Lazee Ahyaa Nafsee Ba’da Maa Amaataha Wa ilaihin Nushoor All praise is due to Al‟laah, who has granted us life after taking it away from us and towards him is our resurrection (Tirmizi Shareef Vol.2 Pg.178)
DUA BEFORE EATING
Always read this before eating:
Bismil Laahir Rahmaanir Raheem Al‟laah‟s Name we begin with, The Compassionate, Most Merciful If you have forgotten to read it and remember halfway through your meal, then say,
Bismil Laahi Aw’walahu Wa Aakhirahu “Al‟laah‟s Name we begin and end with”
DUA AFTER EATING
Hazrat Abu Umaama radhi Allahu ‘anhu says that the Beloved Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim would read the following dua when the eating mat would be lifted up after eating:
Alhamdu lil Laahi Hamdan Katheeran Tay’yibam Mubaarakan Feehi Ghaira Muwad’da’iw Wa Laa Mustaghnan Anhu Rab’bana Praise be to Al‟laah with an abundantly beautiful, sanctified Praise, a never ending praise, which we will never bid farewell to, and a most important praise. He (Al‟laah) is our Creator. (Tirmizi Shareef Vol.2 Pg.183) Hazrat Abu Sa‟eed Khudri radhi Allahu ‘anhu reported that the Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim would read the following dua after he had completed his meal:
Alhamdu lil Laahil Lazee At’amana Wa Saqaana Wa Ja’alana Minal Muslimeen All Praise is due to Al‟laah, who has blessed us with food and drink and made us from amongst the Believers (Muslims) (Abu Dawood Pg.573)
WHEN DRINKING MILK
When drinking milk, you should read the following dua:
Al’laah Hum’ma Baarik Lana Feehi Wa Zidna Minhu O Al‟laah grant us blessing in it and grant us more from it. (Tirmizi Shareef Vol.2 Pg.183)
DUA ON ENTERING THE TOILET
When the Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim would intend to enter the toilet, he would say,
Al’laah hum’ma In’ni A’oozu bika minal Khubuthi wal Khabaa’ith “O Allaah, I take refuge with you from all evil and evil-doers” (Sahih Bukhari Vol.2 Pg.936)
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU SNEEZE
Hazrat Abu Hurairah radhi Allahu ‘anhu reports that the Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said, “When anyone from amongst you sneezes, then he should say,
Alhamdu lil laah All Praise is due to Al‟laah And his friend or brother who hears him should say,
Yarhamukal’laah May Almighty Al‟laah have mercy upon you Then in response to this, the one who sneezed should say,
Yahdee kumul’laahu wa Yuslihoo Baalakum
Al‟laah grant you guidance and remedy your condition. This Hadith has been narrated by Imam Bukhari (Ref: Mishkaat Shareef Pg.405)
DUA IN DISTRESS OR DISCOMFORT
Hazrat Abdullah ibn Abbas radhi Allahu ‘anhu reports that whenever the Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim was in any discomfort or if he felt any unhappiness, he would read the following dua continuously:
Laa ilaaha il’lal laahul Haleemul Hakeemu – Laa ilaaha il’lal laahu Rab’bul Arshil Azeem – Laa ilaaha il’lal laahu Rab’bus Samawaati wal Ardi wa Rab’bul Arshil Kareem [Tirmizi Shareef Vol.2 Pg.181) There is none worthy of worship except Al‟laah, The Fore-bearing, The All Wise. There is none worthy of worship except Al‟laah, The Lord of the Exalted Throne. There is none worthy of worship except Al‟laah, The Lord of the Skies and The Lord of the Earth and the Lord of the distinguished Throne.
DUA WHEN SEEING SOMEONE WHO IS ENDURING ANY HARDSHIP
The Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said, “If anyone sees a person who is caught up in any calamity (such as illness or some hardship etc.) then he should read the following dua and he shall be protected for the rest of his life from such an illness or calamity:
Alhamdu lil Laahil Lazee Aafaani Mim Mabtalaka Bihi Wa Fad’dalani Alaa Katheerim mim mun Khalaqa Tafdeela All praise is due to Al‟laah Who protected me from that with which He tested you and Who definitely favoured me over much of His creation. (Tirmizi Shareef Vol.2 Pg.181)
DUA WHEN LEAVING HOME
The Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said, whoso ever recites this dua before leaving his home, all his difficulties will go away and he shall be protected from the mischief of his enemies and shaitaan will stay away from him:
Bismil laahi Tawak’kaltu Alal laahi Wa Laa Hawla Wa Laa Quw’wata il’la bil’laah Al‟laah‟s Name we begin with, I place my (full) trust in Al‟laah and there is no Might and Power except with Al‟laah (Tirmizi Shareef Vol.2 Pg.180)
DUA WHEN ENTERING THE MARKET PLACE
The Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said that if a person recites this dua when entering a market place, Almighty Al‟laah will command one million good deeds to be recorded in his book of deeds, and He will forgive one million of his sins and he will exalt his status by one million folds.
La ilaaha il’lal laahu Wahdahu Laa Shareeka Lahu, Lahul Mulku Wa Lahul Hamdu Yuhyee Wa Yumeetu Wa Huwa Hay’yul Laa Yamootu Bi Yadi hil Khair Wa Huwa Alaa Kul’li Shay’in Qadeer “There is none worthy of worship except Al‟laah. He is alone without any partner. To him belongs all Sovereignty and for Him is all Praises. He gives life and causes death and He is All Existing (Living) and does not die. In His Hand is all good and He has Divine Power over all things.” (1) It must be noted that here the term “His Hand” does not mean that Al‟laah has a hand, but it refers to Al‟laahs Power and Divine Control. We must remember that Al‟laah does not have any human or body parts etc. He is free from all that which is creation. He does not need eyes to see or ears to hear etc. He is Al‟laah and does as He wills. (2) When it is said that Al‟laah has power over all things, it does not mean that Al‟laah has the power to do bad things, like tell a lie etc. To believe this is totally incorrect. It is a weakness in qualities such a lies etc. that they cannot be attributed to Al‟laah.
DUA WHEN GOING ON A JOURNEY
It is on the authority of Hazrat Abdullah bin Sarjee radhi Allahu ‘anhu that the Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim used to recite the following Dua before going on a journey:
Al’laah hum’ma Anta Saahibu Fis Safaree Wal Khalifatu Fil Ahli – Al’laah hum’ma Ashabna Fi Safarina Wakhlufna Fi Ahlina – Al’laah hum’ma In’ni A’oozu bika miw wa’saa’is safaree wa Kaabatil Munqalabi Wa minal Hoori Ba’dal Koori Wa min Da’watil Mazloomi Wa Soo’il Manzari Fil Ahli wal Maali (Tirmizi Vol.1 Pg.181) “O Al’laah, You are The True Guide on my Journey and the Protector of my Family. O Al’laah, You are Our True Guide on Our Journey and Our Protector of Our Families. O Al’laah I seek refuge in You from the difficulties of this journey, from beholding a miserable sight and on ill return in my family and wealth.” When one sits on an animal or on a seat of a transport, recite this Dua:
Subhaanal lazee Sakh’khara Lana Haaza Wa Maa Kun’na Lahu Muqrineen. Wa In’na ilaa Rab’bina La Munqaliboon “Glory be to Al‟laah who has given us control over this (mode of transport) and without his Grace we would not have been able to control it and undoubtedly we are to return towards our Lord.” (Abu Dawood – Tirmizi) When the Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim would go to see someone off on a journey, then before the person left the Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim would make the following dua for him:
Astawdi’ul’laaha Deenaka Wa Amaanatika Wa Khawaatima Amalika I place your Religion, your reliance and the end of your deeds in the trust of Al‟laah. (Tirmizi Shareef Vol.2 Pg.182) When the Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim would return to Madinatul Munawwarah from any journey, then on reaching his blessed home, he would say,
Aa’ee Boona Taa’ee Boona Aa’bi Doona Li Rab’bina Haamidoona We return repenting to our Lord, worshipping our Lord, and praising our Lord (Tirmizi Vol.2 Pg. 182) The Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim mentioned that whilst on journey if a person stops over anywhere (to rest or sleep etc.) and he reads the following dua, then no harm shall come to him whilst he is there.
A’oozu bi Kaleemaatil laahit Taam’maati min Shar’ri Ma Khalaqa I seek refuge in Al‟laah‟s perfectly complete Word from the evils of that which has been created.
DUA FOR DEBTS
Sahabi-e-Rasool Hazrat Abu Sa‟eed Khudri radhi Allahu ‘anhu reports that once the Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim went to the Musjid and saw Hazrat Abu Umaama Ansaari radhi Allahu „anhu in the Musjid. The Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim asked, „O Abu Umaam! Why and for what reason are you seated in the Musjid at this time, whereas it is not the time for Namaaz?‟ Hazrat Abu Umaama radhi Allahu ‘anhu replied, Ya Rasoolal‟laah! I am under much pressure due to the burden of many problems and much debt.‟ The Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said, „Should I not teach you such a prayer that by reading it, Al‟laah Almighty will removed all your sorrows and allow your debt to be fulfilled?‟ Hazrat Abu Umaama radhi Allahu ‘anhu said, „Why not, Ya Rasoolal‟laah Please teach it to me.‟ So the Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said, „Read this dua daily, every morning and every evening:
Al’laah hum’ma In’ni A’oozubika minal Hum’mi Wal Huzni Wa A’oozu bika minal Ajzi wal Kasli Wa A’oozu bika minal Jubni wal Bukhli wa A’oozu bika min Ghalbatid Dayni Wa Qahrir Rijaali “O Al‟laah, I seek refuge in You from agony and grief, and I seek refuge in You from incapability and laziness, and I seeik refuge in You from cowardice and miserliness, and I seek refuge in You from being overwhelmed by debt and the tyranny of men” Hazrat Abu Umaama radhi Allahu ‘anhu says, „I recited this dua and my worries began to go away and Almighty Al‟laah removed me from debts.‟ (Abu Dawood Vol.1 Pg.217) Hazrat Ali Karam Allahu Wajhu says that if a person reads the following dua, his debts shall be wiped out, even if they are equivalent to a mountain.
Al’laah hum’ma Akfini Bi Halaalika A’n Haraamika Aghnini Bi Fadhlika Am’man Siwaaka “O Al‟laah, grant me sufficiency in your halaal (lawful) provision from the unlawful, And free me by your Grace from all besides You.” (Mishkaat Shareef Pg.216 – Tirmizi Shareef Vol.1 Pg.195)
DUA TO BE READ DURING A WIND STORM
The Beloved Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim used to read the following dua during a wind storm:
Al’laah hum’ma In’ni As’aluka min Khairihaa Wa Khairi Maa Feeha Wa Khairi Maa Ursilat Bihi Wa A’oozu bika min Shar’riha Wa Shar’ri Maa Feeha Wa Shar’ri Maa Ursilat Bihi “O Al‟laah! I ask you for its goodness, the good within it and the good it was with, and I seek refuge in you from its destruction and the destruction within it and from the destruction it was sent with.” (Tirmizi Shareef Vol.2 Pg.183)
PROTECTION FROM ALL CALAMITIES
The Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said that whosoever reads this thrice will not be harmed by anything in the world:
Bismil laahil Lazee Laa Yadur’ru Ma’as mihi Shay’un fil Ardi Wa Laa fis Sama’ee wa huwa Samee’ul Aleem Al‟laah‟s Name we begin with, with whose name nothing on earth nor in the skies has the ability to cause harm and He is the All Seeing, The All-Knowing. (Tirmizi Shareef Vol.2 Pg.173)
CURE FROM ILNESSES
It has been reported that both Abdul Azeez bin Suhaib and Thaabit Banaani رضى هللا عنهماwent to meet Hazrat Anas radhi Allahu ‘anhu and Thaabit Banaani said, O Abu Hamza (Hazrat Anas), I have become ill.‟ Hazrat Anas radhi Allahu ‘anhu said, „Should I not read that dua and blow over you which the Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim used to read and blow over those who were ill, so that they may be cured?‟ Hazrat Thaabit Banaani said, „Why not‟, so Hazrat Anas t read this dua:
Al’laah hum’ma Rab’ban Naasi Muzhibal Baasi – Ishfi Anta Shaafi – Laa Shaafi il’la Anta Shifa’an Laa Yughaadiru Suqma O Al‟laah, Sustainer of mankind, remove his difficulty and cure him. You are the only One who cures. There is no cure but Yours. Grant such (complete) cure that leaves no trace of illness. (Bukhari Shareef Vol.2 Pg.855)
WHEN IN FEAR OF ANY NATION
The Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said that if one fears that any nation or army may cause harm to his life or wealth, then he should read:
Al’laah hum’ma In’na Naj’aluka Fi Nuhoorihim Wa Na’oozu bika min Shuroorihim (Abu Dawood Vol.1 Pg.215) O Al‟laah, we beg of You to repel them and we seek refuge in You from their evil
DUA TO COOL ONES ANGER
The Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said that if a person reads (this) when he is angry, then his anger shall go away.
A’oozu Bil’laahi Minash Shaitaanir Rajeem “I seek refuge in Al‟laah from Shaitaan the cursed” (Tirmizi Shareef Vol.2 Pg.183)
When in any difficulty and one needs to have this need fulfilled then he/she should make proper wudhu and read two Rakaats Namaaz with the intention of Salaatul Haajat, then after completion of the Namaaz (after turning salaam), make the following dua:
Al’laah hum’ma In’ni As’aluka Wa Atawaj’jahu ilaika Nabiy’yika Muhammadin Nabiy’yir Rahmati Ya Muhammadu In’ni Atawaj’jahu bika ilaa Rab’bi Fi Haajati Haazihi Li Taqdiyaa Li Al’laah hum’ma Fashaf’fi’hoo Fiy’ya “O Al’laah! Verily I ask of you and towards you I use the mediation of Nabi-e-Rahmat my Muhammad Mustafa O Muhammad! Verily I turn through your Wasila to your Creator for my needs so that my needs may be fulfilled. O Al’laah, accept for me the intercession of Muhammad.” Hazrat Uthman bin Hunaif radhi Allahu ‘anhu reports that a blind person came to the Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim and asked the Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim that Almighty Al‟laah blesses him with Shifa, so the Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim commanded him to make proper wudhu and to read two Rakaats of Namaaz and then on completion to recite the prescribed dua. He did as he was commanded and he regained his sight. (Tirmizi – Nisa‟I – Ibn Majah – Haakim – Hisn Haseen – Baihaqi)
DUA WHEN ENTERING THE MASJID
When entering the Musjid say:
As Salaatu Was Salaamu alaa Rasoolillaahi, Al’laah hum’maf tah li Abwaaba Rahmatika Peace and Salutations upon you, O Prophet of Al‟laah. O Al‟laah! Open for me the Doors of your Mercy
DUA WHEN LEAVING THE MASJID
When leaving the Musjid say:
Al’laah hum’ma In’ni As’aluka Min Fadhlika “O Al‟laah! I ask of You, Your Favour”
DUA TO REMOVE PAIN
Hazrat Uthman bin Abil A‟as radhi Allahu ‘anhu says, “I was in immense pain and the pain was so severe that it brought me close to destruction, so I went to the Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim. The Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said, „Keep your right hand on the area where there is pain and then run the hand over that area by reading seven times,
A’oozu Bi Iz’zatil laahi Wa Qudratihi min Shar’ri Maa Ajidu.’ “I seek refuge in Al‟laah and His Divine Power from the harshness of what I feel and agonize about” Thus, I did as I was commanded to, and Almighty Al‟laah took my pain away and I always asked those in my home to do the same and I also advised others who (are in pain) to do the same.” (Abu Dawood Vol.2 Pg.543)
DUA WHEN WEARING NEW CLOTHES
When wearing new clothes, read the following Dua:
Alhumdu lil laahil lazee Kasaani Maa Uwaari Bihi Awrati Wa Atajam’malu bihi fi Hayaati "All praise is due to Al‟laah, who has clothed me so that I may hide my nakedness and so that I may adorn myself in my lifetime. (Tirmizi Shareef Vol.2 Pg.195)
DUA DURING THUNDER AND LIGHTNING
The Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim would read the following dua during thunder and lightning:
Al’laah hum’ma Laa Taqtulna Bi Ghadabika Wa Laa Tuhlikna Bi Azaabika Wa Aafina Qabla Zaalika “O Al‟laah, Do not cause us death by Your Wrath and do not destroy us by Your punishment and forgive us before that happens”
DUA ON SIGHTING THE NEW MOON
On sighting the new moon, the Beloved Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallimwould make the following Dua:
Al’laah hum’ma Ahil’lahu alaina bil yumni wal Imaani was salaamati Islaami Rab’bi wa Rab’bukal Laah (Tirmizi Shareef Vol.2 Pg.183) "O Al’laah, let this moon (month) pass over us with blessings, Imaan, safety, and in the belief of Islam. Grant us the ability to act on the actions that You love and Pleases You. (O moon) My Lord and your Lord is Al’laah"
Important Note: Sighting of the new moon is of great significance in Islam. The Holy Prophet (peace and salutations
upon him) has stated, Commence fasting by seeing the moon and end fasting (celebrate Eid) by seeing the moon, and if the skies are cloudy then complete the counting of thirty days. (Bukhari, Muslim).
1. It is Wajib-e-Kifaaya (compulsory upon the necessary few in the community)to see the moon for five months. These are Shabaan, Ramadan, Shawwal, Zil Qad and Zil Hajj (Fatawa-e-Razvia) 2. Attempt to see the moon on the twenty-ninth of Shabaan in the evening and if you can see it then keep fast the next day and if you can not see the moon then complete thirty days of Shabaan and then start Ramadaan. (Hidaya, Alamgiri, Bahar)
DUA TO READ ON SHAB’BE QADR NIGHT OF POWER IN RAMADAAN
Sayyida Aisha Siddiqa says, „I asked the Prophet [Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim], O
Prophet of Al‟laah [Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim], If I find the exact night of Lailatul Qadr, then what dua should I make on that night?‟ The Beloved Rasool [Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim] said,
Al’laah hum’ma In’naka Afuw’wun Tuhib’bul Afwa Fa’fu An’ni “O Al‟laah! You are the Forgiver and You love forgiving, so (Please) forgive me” (Tirmizi Shareef Vol.2 Pg.190)
DUA WHEN LOOKING IN THE MIRROR
Al’laah hum’ma Kama Has’santa Khalqi Fa Ahsin Khuluqi Wa Jar’rid Wajhi alan Naari “O Al‟laah! Just as You have given me good looks, so grant me good character, and keep my face safe from the fire (of hell)”
DUA WHEN VISITING THE SICK
When the Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim would go to visit a sick person, then he would say twice:
Laa Baasa Tahoorun Insha Al’laahu “Dont worry, it is a means of purification, If Al‟laah Wills.” (Mishkaat Shareef) The Beloved Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said, „When any Muslim goes to visit another Muslim who is ill, and he reads seven times these prayers, then definitely Al‟laah Almighty will grant the sick person cure from illness, unless the time of death has come upon him.‟
As’alul laahal Azeema Rab’bal Arshil Azeem Ay Yashfeeka “I ask Al‟laah, The Supreme Lord of the Magnificent Throne to grant you cure” (Mishkaat Shareef Pg.135) Or he should read this when visiting the sick:
Ya Haleemu Ya Kareemu Ishfi Fulaan (Instead of Fulaan, put in the name of the ill person) “O Most Fore-bearing, Most Generous, Cure (Add persons name here)”
BENEFICIAL DUAS FOR MORNING AND EVENING
The Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said, „That person who says:
Subhaanal’laahi Glory be to Al‟laah one hundred times morning and evening, it is like he has performed a hundred Hajj, and he who says:
Alhamdu lil laahi All Praise is due to Al‟laah a hundred times, it is as though he has pledged a hundred horses for riding in the way of Al‟laah or he said that he has been in one hundred battles, and he who reads:
Laa ilaaha il’lal laahu There is none worthy of worship except Al‟laah Every morning and evening one hundred times, he is like him who has freed one hundred slaves from the people of Hazrat Isma‟eel (alaihis salaam) and he who says:
Al’laahu Akbar Al‟laah is the Greatest One hundred times morning and evening, then there is none others actions better than his except for his, who reads this kalima or equal to it or more than it‟ (Tirmizi Shareef Vol.2 Pg.185)
A TREE IN JAN’NAT
The Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said that one who reads this once, a tree is planted for him in Jan‟nat and the Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said that the one who reads it one hundred times, shall have all his minor sins (Gunaahe Sagheera) forgiven even if they are equal to the foam on the sea.
Subhaanal laahil Azeem Wa Bi Humdihi Glory be to Al‟laah, The Most Supreme and Praises are due to Him
A BILLION REWARDS
The Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said that one who reads this ten times, shall had a hundred million rewards (good deeds) written for him.
‘Ash Hadu Al Laa ilaaha il’ lal laahu Wahdahu Laa Shareeka Lahu ilaahaw Waahidan Samadal Lum Yat’ ta khiz Saahibataw Wa Laa Waladaw Wa Lum Ya Kul lahu Kufuwan Ahad’ “I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Al‟laah, He is the One and Only. He has no partners. He is the only Al‟laah. He has no needs. Neither is He begotten nor does He beget and there is none equal to Him".
IMPORTANCE OF PRAISING AL’LAAH AND SENDING DUROOD, BEFORE DUA
It is on the authority of Fudhala bin Ubaid radhi Allahu ‘anhu that the Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim was present and a person entered (the mosque) and read his Namaaz and after Namaaz he read this dua:
Al’ laah hum’magh firli war Humnee “O Al‟laah forgive me and have Mercy on me”
so the Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said to him, „O Namaazi! You were very hasty. When you complete your Namaaz, then remain seated and first praise Al‟laah with those words (of praise) which are befitting His Divine Majesty and then send Durood upon me, and then make dua.‟ After this, another person (arrived) and read his Namaaz (it was possibly Abdullah ibn Mas‟ood), so he praised Almighty Al‟laah and then send Durood upon Nabi-e-Kareem so the Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said to him, „O Worshipper! Now make dua, it shall be accepted.‟ (Tirmizi Shareef Vol.2 Pg.186) Note: From the above mentioned beautiful narration it can be understood that when we wish to make any dua, we should firstly praise Al‟laah, then send Durood upon our Nabi r and then make dua, especially after our Salaah. After salaah we should thus try to say,
Alhumdu lil laahi Rab’bil Aalameen Was Salaatu Was Salaamu Alaa Say’yidil Mursaleena Wa Alaa Aalihi Wa Sahbihi Ajma’een. “All Praise is due to Al‟laah, Creator of the Worlds and Salutations and Blessings upon the Leader of the Prophets and (blessings) upon his distinguished family and all his illustrious companions.” In this way, we will be making Hamd (Praising Al‟laah and also sending Durood upon the Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallimbefore our dua and this will cause our dua to be accepted.
IMPORTANCE OF NAMAAZ [ SALAAH]
Always remember to perform your Namaaz [salaah] in its appointed time. Almighty Al‟laah has reminded in numerous instances in the Holy Quráan about the excellence of Namaaz. By missing our Namaaz, we are committing a huge sin and this can cause many difficulties for us in this world and in the hereafter. Hazrat Anas bin Maalik radhi Allahu ‘anhu says, "The Prophet (Sall Al’laaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) once led us in Namaaz and then went onto the Mimbar and explained to us about Namaaz and Ruku. He then said, "I see you from behind, as I see you from in front." (In other words I see even if you are behind me) (Bukhari) It is on the authority of Hazrat Anas (radhi Allahu ‘anhu) that the Prophet (Sall Al‟laaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, "The first thing that a person will be questioned about on the day of Qiyaamah, is Namaaz. If this is in order, then all his other deeds will be in order and if this is damaged, then everything else is damaged." (Tibraani) Note: This means after Imaan, the most important action is Namaaz.
ADMISSION INTO JAN’NAT
The Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said that if a person continues to recite this dua, Jan‟nat has become waajib (compulsory) upon him:
Radaitu Bil laahi Rab’baw Wa bil Islaami Deenaw Wa Bi Muhammadin Sall Al’laahu alaihi wasallam Rasoola I am pleased with Al‟laah as (my) Lord, and Islam as (my) religion and Muhammad r as (my) Prophet” (Abu Dawood Vol.1 Pg.214)
The Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim that if a Muslim reads this dua with a sincere heart during the day and if he dies during that day, before the evening, then he shall be a Jan‟nati and if he reads it in the evening (at night) and dies during the night before morning, then he shall be a Jan‟nati. (Bukhari Vol.2 Pg.933)
Al’laah hum’ma Anta Rab’bi Laa ilaaha il’la Anta Khalaqtani Wa Ana Abduka Wa Ana Alaa Ahdika Wa Wa’ dika Ma Astata’tu A’oozubika min Shar’ri maa Sana’tu Abu’oo Laka Bi Ni’matika Alay’ya Wa Abu’oo laka bi Zambi Fagh firli Fa In’nahu La Yaghfiruz Zunooba il’la Anta “0 Al‟laah! You are my Rub. There is none worthy of worship except You. You have created me and I am Your servant and as far as possible, I abide by my solemn promise and covenant (which I made to You). I seek Your protection against the consequences of my wrongdoings. I fully acknowledge the Grace You have bestowed upon me and I confess to my sins. So pardon me my sins as none besides You can pardon sins.”
DUA WHEN GETTING UP FROM A GATHERING
The Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said that whosoever reads the following dua, Almighty Al‟laah forgives any shortcomings and errors that have occurred in that gathering:
Subhaanakal’laah hum’ma Wa Bi Humdika Laa ilaaha il’la Anta Astaghfiruka Wa Atoobu ilaik –
Glory be to You, O Al‟laah, and all praise is to You. There is none worthy of Worship but You. I seek Your forgiveness and return to You” (Sharah Mu’aani’ul Aathaar Vol.2 Pg. 367)
DUA WHEN WAKING AT NIGHT
The Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said that when a person wakes up from his sleep at night, he should read the following dua and it will be accepted and after this if he makes wudhu and reads any Namaaz, then that Namaaz too shall be accepted:
Laa ilaaha il’lal laahu Wahdahu La Shareeka Lahul Mulku Wa lahul Humdu Wa Huwa ala Kul’li Shay’in Qadeer – Wa Subhaanal laahi wal Humdu lil laahi wa Laa ilaaha il’lal laahu Wal laahu Akbar Wa Laa Hawla Wa Laa Quw’wata il’la bil laah “There is none worthy of worship except Al‟laah. He is alone without any partner. To Him belongs all Sovereignty and for Him is all Praises, and He has Power over everything. Glory be to Al‟laah and all Praises are due to Al‟laah and there is none worthy of worship except Him and Al‟laah is the Greatest and there is no Power nor Might except with Al‟laah.”
EXCELLENCE OF RECITING DUROOD SHAREEF IN ABUNDANCE ON A FRIDAY
The Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said, „The most exalted day of all your days is a Friday. Thus, send Durood upon me in abundance on that day, because your Durood is presented before me.‟ The Companions asked, „O Prophet of Al‟laah what will happen when you enter your Holy Grave and your body ages and only your remains are there?‟ The Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim said,
‘Al’laah has made it haraam upon the earth (sand) that it may eat the bodies of the Ambia (alaihimus salaam).’ (Abu Dawood Vol.1 Pg.221) Note: 1. In other words the Holy Prophet Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallimmade it very clear to the Sahaba-e-Kiraam that the bodies of the Ambia are not like any ordinary person and no harm comes to them and their bodies are not devoured by the sand. 2. This narration also proves that the Ambia (alaihimus salaam) are alive, even after travelling from this world into the hereafter.
Al’laah hum’ma Sal’li Alaa Say’yidina Wa Mawlaana Muhammadim Ma’dinil Joodi Wal Karami Wa Aalihi Wa Baarik Wa Sal’lim O Allah, Send your Mercy and Blessings upon our Master Muhammad r the source of generosity and kindness and upon his Noble Family and (may there be) blessings and peace.
DUA AFTER AZAAN
Al’laah hum’ma Rab’ba Haazi hid Da’watit Taam’mati Was Salaatil Qaa’imati Aati Muhammadinil Waseelata Wal Fadeelata Wad Darajatar Rafi’ataa Wab’athoo Maqaamam Mahmoodanil laze wa At’tahoo war Zuqna Shafa’atahu Yaumal Qiyaamati. In’na Laa Tukhli ful Mi’aad.
“O Al‟laah! The Sovereign Lord of the ever established prayer and of this perfect call, Grant our Leader Muhammad [Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim] “Al Waseela” (The Lofty Position of Intercession) and “Al Fadeela” (The Position of Special Excellence), and the highest rank and elevate him to “Maqaam-eMahmood” (The Exclusive Station of Praise) and bless us with his intercession one the Last Day. Undoubtedly, You do not do anything against Your Promise.”
The following Durood should be read 100 times after every Salaah. Especially after Jummah Salaah, the men should stand together facing Madinah Shareef and recite this Durood Shareef with absolute respect. The Durood is:
Sallal laahu alan Nabiy’yil Umiy’yi Wa Aalihi Sallal Laahu alaihi wa sal’lama Salaataw Was salaaman alaika Ya Rasoolallaah”
A BEAUTIFUL DUA BY A’LAA HAZRAT ASH SHAH IMAM AHMED RAZA KHAN t
Ya Ilaahi Har Jaga Teri Ataa Ka Saath Ho Jub Pare Mushkil Sha’e Mushkil Kusha Ka Saath Ho O Allah! In every instance let me be blessed by Your Bounties - When I am calamity, Let me be with the Eradicator of all calamities. Ya Ilaah Garmi-e-Mahshar Seh Jub Bharke Badan Daaman-e-Mahboob Ki Thandi Hawaa Ka Saath Ho O Allah! When our bodies burn up in the heat of the Day of Reckoning, Let us be in the cool breeze from the Daaman of the Prophet r Ya Ilaahi Nama-e-A’maal Jub Khulne Lage Aib-e-Pooshe Khalq Sat’taare Khata Ka Saath Ho O Allah! When the books of our deeds are opened, Let the sins of the servants be hidden by the One who conceals our shortcomings. Ya Ilaahi Jub Bahe Aankhe Hisaab-e-Jurm Me Un Tabassum rez-e-honto ki Dua ka Saath Ho O Allah! When our eyes tear in accountabililty of our sins, Let us be blessed with prayers from his sweet smiling lips Ya Ilaahi Jub Chalo Tareekh Raahe Pul Siraate Aftaab-e-Haashmi Noorul Huda Ka Saath Ho O Allah! When We Walk over the Dark Bridge of Pul Siraat, Let us be with the guiding Light
of the Prophet [Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim] Ya Ilaahi Jub Sare Shamsheer Par Chalna Pare Rabbe Sallim Kehne Waale Ghamzudah Ka Saath Ho O Allah! When we have to walk on the sword like path, Bless us as the one who removes grief says, “O Allah Allow Them Safe Passage” Ya Ilaahi Jo Dua’e Nek Hum Tujhe Se Kare Qudsiyo Ke Lub Se Aameen Rab’bana Ka Saath Ho O Allah! For all the Good things which we invoke You, Allow the Angels to say, “Aameen O Allah” for whatever we ask Ya Ilaahi Jub Raza Khaab-e-Giraa Se Sar Uthaa’e Daulat-e-Bedaar Ishk-e-Mustafa Ka Saath Ho O Allah! When Raza raises his head from his precious sleep, Let him be given the Gift of awakening in the love of the Beloved Prophet [Sall Allahu „alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim] Ya Ilaahi Le Chale Jub Dafan Karne Qabar Me Ghause-e-Azam Peshwa’e Awliya Ka Saath Ho O Allah! When I am taken towards my grave for my burial, Let Ghaus-e-Azam the Leader of the Awliya be with me.