DUA: The Sword of the Believer

Making dua (prayers) is an important part of our faith and belief because as muslims we only rely on Allah for our needs, We ask from Almighty Allah for everything that we want in our life no matter its how big or small. Dua is a means of keeping in touch with Allah and due to Dua, we get closer to our Lord. So, Dua is a source of keeping the supplicant closer to the Almighty Allah.

Dua is a form of prayer and it could be made at any time anywhere there is no fixed time and place of making Dua. It is considered as a weapon with the help of which we can change our situation by asking help from Almighty Allah. Dua can change the destiny so try to make Dua in every situation because with Dua you will always get closer to Almighty Allah. It maintained a person’s belief in One Lord and it rejects all forms of idolatry. Dua is essentially a submission to the Creator and a demonstration of a person’s need for Allah.

Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran:“When my servants ask you concerning me, (tell them) I am indeed close (to them). I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls on me.” (Quran, 2:186). So with this verse, we can say that Allah Almighty listens to us when we make Dua.  We should always seek help from Allah. But how many of us actually know how to go about this? Below are some prayers to help us get started. You can infuse yours as time goes on:

Ya Rahman, Ya Raheem,Ya Rabb Al Alameen.

Grant me death with the shahadah on my tongue.

Expand my grave for me and illuminate it with light.

Lighten for me the questioning of the grave.

Grant me death in a state of Ibadah, resurrect me in the same state.

Keep me free from fear, anxiety and terror of the Day of judgement.

Grant my book in my right hand.

Help me cross the Siraat like lightning.

Ya Allah, please do not give away my good deeds to others.

Reunite me with my family in Jannah.

Do not expose my faults in front of others on the Day of judgement.

Ya wadood, Forgive the sins that I don’t remember and the sins that I didn’t even consider as sins.

Cleanse my heart from jealousy, hatred, self-admiration,show off and envy.

Grant me the ability to forgive others.

Grant me soft speech, protect my tongue from lying, backbiting and hurting others.

Grant me beautiful patience.

Grant me correct Aqeedah, excellent memory and understanding of the deen with daleel. Bless my parents, forgive them, Grant them good health and make me a sadaqa jariyah for them. Bless my siblings and their families. Bind us together with love. Do not let shaytan break our bond. Grant all the single Muslims the coolness of their eyes. Grant us righteous children and make them a sadaqa jariyah for us. Help me maintain good ties with my relatives. Help me see my faults and cover it from others. Bestow me with wealth to spend in your way. Do not let others humiliate/oppress/mock/take advantage of me. Help me be courageous and take correct decisions. Grant me modesty in clothing and speech. Forgive the Muslim ummah -the living and the dead. Bless the Muslims. Grant victory to the oppressed. Fill their hearts with Iman. Oh Allah, accept my deeds. Ya Allah, O my Allah, Ya Rehman, Ya Rahim, Ya kareem, Ya Sattar, Ya Gaffar, Ya Kadir, Ya Sami, Ya Aleem, Ya Zuljalaali Wal ikraam be rehmatika astagir. Ya Allah I turn to you in repentance, in submission. I beg you please fulfill my duas. Ya Allah Forgive my sins, a complete forgiveness that leaves no trace. Ya Allah Forgive my transgressions of Your Commands & the violations of the rights of people. Ya Allah Grant me victory over my shortcomings Ya Allah Accept my duas, ibadah & deeds. Ya Allah Guide me towards performing good accepted deeds for Your Sake only. Ya Allah Help me to attain khushu’ & ikhlas in my ibaadah. Ya Allah Help me get closer to you as my end draws near. Ya Allah Make me love You, Our Prophet (pbuh), Our Deen, Our Quran the way it deserves to be loved. Ya Allah Increase my Iman, tawakkul, yaqeen in You. Ya Allah Increase me in Taqwa. Make me of your grateful slaves. Ya Allah Give me the strength to be steadfast throughout the trials I encounter.    
 
Ya Allah Grant me a soft heart & content with Your Laws. Ya Allah Make the Quran be my companion in both worlds. Ya Allah Guide me to the siraat mustaqeem until my last breath, never be deviated in shirk, kufr or bid’ah. Ya Allah Make me among the muhsineen, muttaqeen the mukhliseen, the sabiqoon fil ilm. Ya Allah Increase me in beneficial knowledge. Ya Allah Protect me from sicknesses of the heart (envy, arrogance, proudness, show off) Ya Allah Bless me with happiness in this dunya & akhirah, protect me from sadness & depression. Ya Allah Remove the love of this world in its degrees & forms from my heart. Ya Allah Grant me a good end, make me love to meet You. Ya Allah Grant me the Shade of your Arsh on Yawmul Qiyamah. Ya Allah Give me my record of deeds in my right hand and make my mizaan (scale) heavy with the good deeds. Ya Allah Grant me the favour to drink from the Hawd Al Kawthar by our beloved Prophet’s (pbuh) hand. Ya Allah Ease my crossing of the Siraat & Qantarah (bridges before Paradise). Ya Allah Favor me the ultimate bliss of seeing You in Hereafter. Ya Allah Shield, increase & protect the love/mercy/barakah between me & my spouse for as long as we live. Ya Allah Improve our behavior with each other. Ya Allah Reward my spouse Your best reward for her/his striving for my family. Ya Allah Make the Quran & Your Commands be our judge in all matters. Ya Allah Strengthen our practice of the deen together. Ya Allah Make us join together in bliss in Jannah al Firdaus. Ya Allah, assist us with physical & emotional strength to be a good parents & example to our children. Ya Allah Save our children from the impact of our mistakes in their lives. Ya Allah Bless us with righteous children. Ya Allah Make our children the coolness of our eyes and make them sawaab-e-jaariya for me & my spouse. Ya Allah Make them of those who establish Salah and prostrate only to you. Ya Allah Protect my family from evil, calamities, enviers & the shayateen from man & jinn. Ya Allah Protect our children from harm, sicknesses, disbelief, haram and destruction. Ya Allah Grant our children success in Deen, duniya & Aakhirah & grant us a lineage of righteous offspring until Yawm al Qiyamah. Ya Allah Unite our entire lineage in Jannah al Firdaus. Ya Allah Make our children workers for Your Deen, hafidhul Quran, da’ees, imams, scholars and shaheeds. Ya Allah Make them become the reason for our place in Jannah & shield against the Hellfire. Ya Allah save me & my entire family from the Hell Fire & make us enter Jannah al Firdaus A’la without being accounted. Ya Allah, you are Al Gaffaar. Forgive my parents. Ya Allah Reward them in the greatest measures in this dunya & akhirah. Ya Allah Elevate their ranks and grant them Jannah al Firdaus. Ya Allah Make me coolness of their eyes in their old age. Ya Allah Grant my siblings success in this dunya & akhirah. Ya Allah Elevate the ranks of my parents, spouse’s parents,my sisters & brothers, my elders & entire Ummah. Ya Allah Protect them from illnesses and difficulties of old age. Ya Allah Forgive the sins of those who have passed away in my family & the Ummah – young & old. Ya Allah Grant them a peaceful time in the barzakh till they meet You. Ya Allah Save us from trials of Dajjal, Yujuj & Majuj & the last Day. Ya Allah Grant my family & friends who are waiting for the gift of “children”. Ya Allah Unite the hearts of my worldly companions who work for You & strengthen our brotherhood. Ya Allah Unite the hearts of those undergoing family/marital difficulties. Ya Allah Grant your perfect cure to those who are sick. Ya Allah Protect my brothers & sisters across the warzones & from the persecution, rape, slaughter, humiliation. Ya Allah Relieve their sufferings & elevate their ranks. Ya Allah Bring the downfall of those (modern day pharaohs) oppressors & 
Relieve those who are deprived, burdened, oppressed, in debt. Ya ALLAH bless the person who forwards this dua and make this a source of sadaqa jariah for them Ameen..
Ya Allah, answer our Duas You are the All Hearing, All Knowing!

Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Compassion

‘A’isha (RA), said, “I was on a camel which was somewhat intractable and the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, remarked, ‘You must be compassionate. Whenever there is compassion in something, it adorns it, and when it is removed from something it disgraces it.”

(Al-Adab Al-Mufrad, Book 26, Hadith 8)

SubhanAllah what a wonderful reminder to consider others – people and animals – in whatever you’re doing. Remove harm from the path in consideration for others, leave food out for nearby animals and constantly be compassionate to others.

QUR’AN VERSE OF THE DAY

“And We have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents. In travail upon travail did his mother bear him, and in two years was his weaning. Show gratitude to Me and to thy parents; to Me is thy final goal.” (Quran 31:14)

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