Presented by: Sister Winnie
The last 10 nights will soon be here.
If you haven’t been realising the blessings of this month, now is the time to dedicate yourself to these remaining days and focus on doing your best.
If you have already been doing your best, go into overdrive now and finish out this month on a real high.
If you’re in a lull, then, just regroup and refocus. The best is yet to come, in sha Allah.
Having a plan of Duas will in sha Allah, help you
Find time each night to read through your duas, praying sincerely to Allah, and from your heart, know that Allah, Most High, is listening to you and will respond.
Try to read some Dua’s in arabic, and the translation as well. Remember though that you can make Dua in any language, as Allah is All-knowledgeable.
Here are some Dua’s which will in sha Allah, get you started if you don’t already have a list. Add in your own personal duas, and those for your family, friends and Ummah. Top them all off with some Dua’s from the Qu’ran and Sunnah. Finally, make the Dua from our “learn a dua” section over and over.
Asking for Allah’s bounty and protection
Our Lord! Grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and save us from the chastisement of the fire
Rabbana atina fid-dunya hasanatan wa fil 'akhirati hasanatan waqina 'adhaban-nar
رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
Asking for guidance:
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
Rabbana la tuzigh quloobana ba'da idh hadaytana wa hab lana milladunka rahmah innaka antal Wahhab
رَبَّنَا لاَ تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ
[8: آل عمران]
Asking for strength and patience (sabr) during tough times:
Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins, and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. Thou art our Protector; Help us against those who stand against faith
Rabbana wala tuhammilna ma la taqata lana bihi wa'fu anna waghfir lana wairhamna anta mawlana fansurna 'alal-qawmil kafireen
رَبَّنَا وَلاَ تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لاَ طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا أَنتَ مَوْلاَنَا فَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ
Trusting in Allah and Repenting:
Our Lord! In Thee do we trust, and to Thee do we turn in repentance: to Thee is (our) Final Goal
Rabbana 'alayka tawakkalna wa-ilayka anabna wa-ilaykal masir
رَّبَّنَا عَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ
O Allah! Grant me health in my body. O Allah! Grant me good hearing. O Allah! Grant me good eyesight. There is no god but Thou.
(Allahoumma ghafini fii badani, Allahoumma ghafini fii samghi, Allahoumma ghafini fii basari, La illaha illa ant).
To have good relations:
Ibn Mas’ud reported that the Prophet taught him to say this supplication: “O Allah, bring our hearts together and make our relations good. Guide us to the paths of peace and bring us out of the darkness and into the light. Keep us away from lewdness, both hidden and open. O Allah, bless us in our hearing and our sight, in our hearts, our wives and our offspring. Turn unto us, for You are the Oft-Turning, the Oft-Merciful. Make us thankful for Your blessings and complete it upon us.” (Related by Ahmad and Abu Dawud.)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 1, #161
The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) used to say: “O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from four things: Knowledge which does not profit, a heart which is not submissive, a soul which has an insatiable appetite, and a supplication which is not heard.“
Source: Narrated Abu Hurayrah in Sunan Abu Dawud, hadith 614.
Comprehensive Dua seeking Allah’s help as well victory and guidance:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to supplicate Allah: “My Lord, help me and do not give help against me; grant me victory, and do not grant victory over me; plan on my behalf and do not plan against me; guide me, and made my right guidance easy for me; grant me victory over those who act wrongfully towards me; O Allah, make me grateful to Thee, mindful of Thee, full of fear towards Thee, devoted to Thy obedience, humble before Thee,or penitent. My Lord, accept my repentance, wash away my sin, answer my supplication, clearly establish my evidence, guide my heart, make true my tongue and draw out malice in my breast.”
Source: Abdullah Ibn Abbas, in Sunan Abu Dawood, Hadith #595
http://theislamicworkplace.com/helpful-duas/ (this site has a great comprehensive write up on Duas and also contains duas in spanish and french)