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  1. DU’AA TO REJOICE AND SEEK FORGIVENESS اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِيْ مِنَ الَّذِيْنَ إِذَا أَحْسَنُوْا اسْتَبْشَرُوْا، وَإِذَا أَسَاءُوْا اسْتَغْفَرُوْا ـ Allaahummaj-‘alnii minal-ladhiina idhaa ahsanus-tabsharuu, wa idhaa asaa’us-taghfaruu. [‘A’ishah. Sunan Ibn Majah #3810] O Allah, make me among those who, when they commit an act of virtue, rejoice, and when they commit a mistake, seek forgiveness. ~~~Ameen~~~ Some scholars have commented: The best sin is the one followed by repentance, and the worst act of obedience is the one followed by pride (Fayd al-Qadir)
  2. DU’AA FOR LIFE AND DEATH AS A HUMBLE PERSON اَللّٰهُمَّ أَحْيِنِيْ مِسْكِيْنًا وَّأَمِتْنِيْ مِسْكِيْنًا وَّاحْشُرْنِيْ فِيْ زُمْرَةِ الْمَسَاكِيْنِ ـ Allaahumma ahyinii miskiinan wa amitnii miskiinan wah-shurnii fii zumratil-masaakiin. [Anas ibn Malik. Sunan at-Tirmidhi #2275] O Allah, give me life of a humble person and death of a humble person, and raise me on the Day of Judgment among humble persons. ~~~Ameen~~~ (Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration and translation of du’aa #135 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)
  3. NO REAL LIFE EXCEPT THAT OF THE HEREAFTER اَللّٰهُمَّ لَاعَيْشَ إِلَّاعَيْشُ الْاٰخِرَةِ ـ Allaahumma laa ‘aysha illaa ‘ayshul-aakirah. [Anas ibn Malik. Sahih al-Bukhari #2741] O Allah, there is no (real) life except that of the Hereafter. ~~~Ameen~~~ The Prophet ﷺ said this when digging the trench in preparation for the Battle of the Trench. The Ansar were reciting: نَحْنُ الَّذِينَ بَايَعُوا مُحَمَّدَا عَلَى الْجِهَادِ مَا حَيِينَا أَبَدَا And the Prophet ﷺ responded with: اَللّٰهُمَّ لَاعَيْشَ إِلَّاعَيْشُ الْاٰخِرَةِ
  4. DU’AA FOR BLESSINGS AND CONTENTMENT اَللّٰهُمَّ أَرْضِنِيْ بِقَضَائِكَ، وَبَارِكْ لِيْ فِيْمَا قُدِّرَ لِيْ،حَتّٰى لَا أُحِبَّ تَعْجِيْلَ مَا أَخَّرْتَ، وَلَا تَأْخِيْرَ مَا عَجَّلْتَ ـ Allaahumma ardinii biqadaa’ik(a), wa baarik lii fiimaa quddira lii, hattaa laa uhibba ta’jiila maa akh-khart(a), wa laa ta’khira maa ‘ajjalt. [‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar. Kanz al-‘Ummal #9323] O Allah, make me happy with Your Will, and bless me in whatever You have destined for me so that I do not want to hasten what You delayed or to delay what You hastened. ~~~Ameen~~~ This du’a
  5. DU’AA TO MAKE WHEN FACED WITH A DECISION اَللّٰهُمَّ خِرْ لِيْ وَاخْتِر لِيْ ـ Allaahumma khir lii wakh-tar lii. [Abu Bakr. Sunan at-Tirmidhi #3438] O Allah, choose and select for me. ~~~Ameen~~~ When a person is faced with a decision and there is no time for Istikhaarah salaat, this du’aa can be said repeatedly instead. (Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration, translation and commentary of du’aa #132 from the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)
  6. DU’AA FOR FREEDOM FROM NEEDING THOSE OF ALLAH TA’AALA’S CREATURES WHO DO NOT NEED US اَللّٰهُمَّ أَنْتَ السَّلَامُ وَ مِنْكَ السَّلَامُ وَأِلَيْكَ يَعُوْدُ السَّلَامُ، أَسْأَلُكَ يَا ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَالْأِكْرَامِ أَنْ تَسْتَجِيْبَ لَنَا دَعْوَتَنَا، وَأَنْ تُعْطِيَنَا رَغْبَتَنَا، وَ أَنْ تُغْنِيَنَا عَمَّنْ أَغْنَيْتَهُ عَنَّا مِنْ خَلْقِكَ ـ Allaahumma antas-Salaamu wa minkas-salaamu wa ilayka ya’uudus-salaam(u), as’aluka yaa Dhal-jalaali wal-‘ikraami an tastajiiba lanaa da’watanaa, wa an tu’tiyanaa raghbatanaa, wa an tughniyanaa ‘amman aghnaytahuu ‘annaa min khaliqik. [Abu Sa’
  7. DU’AA FOR A SURPRISE BLESSING AND PROTECTION FROM SUDDEN MISFORTUNE اَللّٰهُمَّ أِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ فُجَاءَةِ الْخَيْرِ، وَأَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ فُجَاءَةِ الشَّرِّ ـ Allaahumma inii as’aluka min fujaa’atil-khayr(i), wa a’uudhu bika min fujaa’atish-sharr. [Anas ibn Malik. ‘Amal al-Yawm wal-Laylah (Ibn as-Sunni) #39] O Allah, I beg you for a surprise blessing and seek Your protection from a sudden misfortune. ~~~Ameen~~~ We do not know what a new day brings with it. So we should be making this du’aa every morning and evening, as was the practice of Prophet
  8. JazakAllahu khayran aapa! Indeed, it is a typo on my part. Inshaallah I will correct it here and on my blog now.
  9. DU’AA FOR A LIFE OF OBEDIENCE ،اَللّٰهُمَّ عَافِنِيْ فِيْ قُدْرَتِكَ، وَأَدْخِلْنِيْ فِيْ رَحْمَتِكَ وَاقْضِ أَجَلِيْ فِيْ طَاعَتِكَ، وَاخْتِمْ لِيْ بِخَيْرِعَمَلِيْ، وَاجْعَلْ ثَوَابَهُ الْجَنَّةَـ ِAllaahumma ‘aafinii fii qudratik(a), wa adkhilnii fii rahmatik(a), waq-di ajalii fii taa’atik(a), wakh-tim lii bikahyri ‘amalii, waj-‘al thawaabahul-Jannah. (‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar. Kanz al-‘Ummal #3662) O Allah, grant me security with Your power, admit me to your mercy, let me spend my entire life in Your obedience, let my life end with my best deed, and make Paradise its rewar
  10. DU’AA FOR PROFUSELY WEEPING EYES اَللّٰهُمَّ ارْزُقْنِيْ عَيْنَيْنِ هَطَّالَتَيْنِ، تَشْفِيَانِ الْقَلْبَ بِذُرُوْفِ الدُّمُوْعِ مِنْ خَشْيَتِكَ، قَبْلَ أَنْ تَكُوْنَ الدُّمُوْعُ دَمًا وَّالْأَ ضْرَاسُ جَمْرًاـ ِAllaahummar-zuqnii ‘aynayni hattaalatayn(i), tashfiyaanil-qalba bidhuruufid-dumuu’i min khashyatik(a), qabla an takuunad-dumuu’u daman wal-‘adraasu jamra. (‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar. Kanz al-‘Ummal #3661) O Allah, grant me profusely weeping eyes that comfort the heart with tears that flow out of Your fear – before the time comes when eyes will be shedding blood
  11. PROTECTION FROM HYPOCRISY, OSTENTATION AND PRETENSION اَللّٰهُمَّ طَهِّرْقَلْبِيْ مِنَ النِّفَاقِ، وَعَمَلِيْ مِنَ الرِّيَاءِ، وَلِسَانِيْ مِنَ الْكَذِبِ، وَعَيْنِيْ مِنَ الْخِيَانَةِ، فَأِنَّكَ تَعْلَمُ خَاىِنَةَ الْأَعْيُنِ وَ مَاتُخْفِي الصُّدُوْرُـ ِAllaahumma tahhir qalbii minan-nifaaq(i), wa ‘amalii minar-riyaa(i), wa lisaanii minal-kadhib(i), wa ‘aynii minal-khiyaana(ti), fa innaka ta’lamu khaa’inatal-‘a’yuni wa maa tukhfis-suduعr. (Um Ma’bad al=Khuzaa’iyyah. Kanz al-‘Ummal #3660) O Allah, purify my heart from hypocrisy, my deeds from ostentation and pretension, my
  12. DU’AA FOR EASE AND FORGIVENESS اَللّٰهُمَّ الْطُفْ بِيْ فِيْ تَيْسِيْرِ كُلِّ عَسِيْرٍ فَأِنَّ تَيْسِيْرَ كُلِّ عَسِيْرٍ عَلَيْكَ يَسِيْرٌ، وَّأَسْأَلُكَ اليُسْرَ وَالْمُعَافَاةَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْاٰخِرَةِـ اَللّٰهُمَّ اعْفُ عَنِّيْ فَأِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ كَرِيْمٌ ـ Allaahummal-tuf bii fii taysiiri kulli ‘asiir(in), fa inna taysiira kulli ‘asiirin ‘alayka yasiir(un), wa as’alukal-yusra wal-mu’aafaata fid-dunyaa wal-aakihira(ti). Allaahumma’-fu ‘annii fa innaka ‘Afuwwun Kariim. (Composite: Abu Hurayrah and Abu Sa’id al-Kuhdri. Kanz al-‘Ummal #3658, 3659) O Allah, extend Your graciousn
  13. DU'AA FOR TAQWA اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِيْ أَخْشَاكَ كَأَنِّيْ أَرَاكَ أَبَدًا حَتّٰى أَلْقَاكَ، وَأَسْعِدْنِيْ بِتَقْوَاكَ وَ -لَاتُشْقِنِيْ بِمَعْصِيَتِكَ Allaahummaj-'alnii akhshaaka ka'annii araaka abadan hattaa alqaak(a), wa as'idnii bitaqwaaka wa laa tushqinii bima'siyatik. '(Abu Hurayrah. Majma' az-Zawaa'id #17393) O Allah, make me fear You as if I see You all the time until I meet You. Make me blissful as a result of Your taqwa (Your fear and piety); do not make me wretched as a result of Your disobedience. ~~~Ameen~~~ (Source: Khalid Baig’s transliteration and
  14. DU’AA FOR AN OPEN HEART اَللّٰهُمَّ افْتحْ مَسَامِعَ قَلْبِيْ لِذِكْرِكَ، وَارْزُقْنِيْ طَاعَتَكَ، وَطَاعَةَ رَسُوْلِكَ، وَعَمَلًابِكِتَابِكَ ـ Allaahummaf-tah masaami’a qalbii lidhikrik(a), war-zuqnii taa’atak(a), wa taa’ata Rasuulik(a), wa ‘amalam biKitaabik. (‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib. Kanz al-‘Ummal #3655) O Allah, open my heart to the hearing of Your remembrance. Grant me obedience to You and to Your Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wa sallem) and (grant me) performance of deeds according to Your Book. ~~~Ameen~~~ Open my heart: That is, when I perform dhikr by
  15. From addiction and sin to devotion within Lecture delivered by: Shaykh Hasan Ali Link to download Back to table of contents
  16. GAMBLING IN ISLAM - E BOOK Gambling, Maisir, Qimaar and interest-bearing transactions are strictly forbidden in Islam. This concise booklet gives an indication as to which of the present day monetary systems are inclusive of interest and constitute to gambling and which ones are not, as well as the means of avoiding them. Various forms of gambling, maisir, qimaar and interest-bearing loans have been furnished, all with highly authentic and authoritative, juristically agreed upon and proven Shar’ee proofs. Please see this post for the links, it is free in the iBookstore and we a
  17. IMPERMISSIBLITY OF USING A DICE By Shaykh (Mufti) Abdullah Nana (HA) There are a three different terms used in the Arabic language which refer to backgammon. They are 'Nard,' 'Nardsheer,' and 'Ki'aab.' According to the dictionaries, the terms 'Nard' and 'Nardsheer' refer specifically to backgammon and not dice. The dictionary definition of 'Ki'aab' is dice, but this word is also used to refer to the game of backgammon. This could possible be due to the fact that dice is an essential component and a distinguishing feature of the game of
  18. DU’AA FOR GOOD EXPECTATIONS FROM AND SINCERE RELIANCE ON ALLAH TA’AALA اَللّٰهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ شُكْرًا وَّلَكَ الْمَنُّ فَضْلًاـ اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ اتَّوْفِيْقَ لِمَحَابِّكَ مِنَ الْأَعْهَالِ، وَصِدْقَ التَّوَكُّلِ عَلَيْكَ، وَ حُسْنَ الظَّنِّ بِكَ ـ Allaahumma lakal-hamdu shukran wa lakal-mannu fadla(n). Allaahumma innii as’alukat-tawfiiqa limahaabbika minal-‘a’maal(i), wa sidqat-tawakkuli ‘alayk(a), wa husnaz-zanni bik. (Composite: Ka’b ibn ‘Ujrah and Abu Hurayrah. Kanz al-‘Ummal #3653, 3654) O Allah, to You is due all praise with thanks; it is only Your domain
  19. Introduction بسم االله الرحن الرحيم In this brief booklet, some important matters related to the blessed month of Muḥarram, and specifically the tenth of this month ('Āshūrā') have been gathered. These articles are a collection, which I have taken from my blog www.al-miftah.com, as well as the www.hadithanswers.com website. May Allah Ta'ālā accept it and make it a means of guidance for all. Āmīn. Muhammad ibn Ml. Haroon Abasoomar September 2017 29th / 9th Muharram 1439 ~~~ The pdf version of this beneficial booklet can be downloaded here: Muharram: Contemporary Q&A in light of p
  20. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Introduction What is Addiction? ISLAMIC STANCE ON USE OF ALCOHOL AND DRUGS Article by Mufti Yusuf Danka Al-Kauthar Information on Islam & Drugs and Alcohol - Inter-islam The Alcohol & Drug Abuse: The American Scene And The Islamic Perspective Tafseer of Surah al-Baqarah (2) Verse 219 (Part 1) Perspectives on Drug Addiction in Islamic History and Theology MEDICAL ASPECT Defining Addiction Possible underlying Causes What Causes Drug Abuse in Young Women? Symptoms Drug Addiction Treatment Therapies: An Overview Alcohol Abuse Trea
  21. Sayyiduna ‘Ubadah ibn Samit (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) use to teach the Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) the following Du’a when the Blessed month of Ramadan would arrive: اَللّٰهُمَّ سَلّمْنِيْ لِرَمَضانَ وَسَلّمْ رَمَضانَ لِيْ وَسَلّمْه لِي مُتَقَبَّلا (رواه الطبراني في الدعاء والديلمي ، وسنده حسن- كنز العمال 8/584) Allahumma sallimni li Ramadhana, wa sallim Ramadhana li, wa sallimhu li mutaqabbala. Translation: O Allah! preserve me for Ramadan, safeguard Ramadan for me and accept it
  22. DU’AA FOR HEALTH اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ الصِّحَّةَ، وَالْعِفَّةَ، وَالْأَمَانَةَ، وَحُسْنَ الْخُلُقِ، وَالرِّضَا بِالْقَدَرِـ Allaahumma innii as’alukas-sihhat(ta), wal-‘iffa(ta), wal-‘amaana(ta), wa husnal-khuluq(i), war-ridaa bil qadar. (‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘As. Kanz al-‘Ummal #3650) O Allah, I beg You for health, chastity, integrity, good character, and acceptance of fate. ~~~Ameen~~~ Health is the first item in this list because its absence affects a person’s ability to worship Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) in addition to affecting his ability to enjoy this
  23. DU’AA FOR COMFORT THROUGH OBEDIENCE AND WORSHIP اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْ حُبَّكَ أَحَبَّ الْأَشْيَاءِ إِلَيَّ، وَاجْعَلْ خَشْيَتَكَ أَخْوَفَ الْأَشْيَاءِ عِنْدِيْ، وَاقْطَعْ عَنِّيْ حَاجَاتِ الدُّنْيَا بِالشَّوْقِ إِلىٰ لِقَائِكَ، وَإِذَا أَقْرَرْتَ أَعْيُنَ أَهْلِ الدُّنْيَا مِنْ دُنْيَا هُمْ فَأَقْرِرْ عَيْنِيْ مِنْ عِبَادَتِكَ ـ Allaahummaj-‘al hubbaka ahabbal-‘ashyaa’i ilayy(a), waj-‘al khashyataka akhwafal-‘ashyaa’i ‘indii, waq-ta’ ‘annii haajaatid-dunyaa bish-shawqi ilaa liqaa’ik(a), wa idhaa aqrarta a’yuna ahlid-dunyaa min dunyaahum fa aqrir ‘aynii min ‘ibaadatik. (Al-Haytham ibn Ma
  24. THE ENORMOUS STATURE OF THE EARLIER HADITH MASTERS Question If a Hadith in Tirmidhi has been declared hasan sahih by Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) but declared weak by contemporary ‘Ulama after scrutinising the chain. Which ruling would be given preference to? Answer In general, the view of the earlier Hadith masters holds more weight than the latter ones. It’s a grave mistake of several contemporaries, that they belittle and undermine the views of the earlier scholars. Be that in any field. This needs no substantiation, but to further prove this serious mistake of many in our era,
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