A beautifully comprehensive supplication

This is taught to us by our Lord in His Glorious Book. What better words can be used to describe what the slave wants in this life and in the hereafter.

 رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

“…’Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!'” [Surat Al-Baqarah: 201]

Transliteration: Rabbanaa aatinaa fid-dunyaa hasanah, wa fil-aakhirati hasanah, wa qinaa adhaban-naar.


Beautiful Supplication

Shahr bin Haushab reported:

I asked Umm Salamah (رضي الله عنها), “O Mother of the Believers! Which supplication did the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) make frequently when he was in your house?” She said: “He (صلى الله عليه و سلم) supplicated frequently:

‘O Controller of the hearts make my heart steadfast in Your religion.'” [Riyadhus Saliheen- At-Tirmidhi]

Arabic text:

 يَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِي عَلَى دِينِكَ


Yaa Muqallibal quloob, thabbit qalbee ‘alaa deenik.

Three knots

Narrated Abu Hurairah (رضي الله عنه):
Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said:

“During your sleep, Satan knots three knots at the back of the head of each of you, and he breathes the following words at each knot, ‘The night is, long, so keep on sleeping,’ If that person wakes up and celebrates the praises of Allah, then one knot is undone, and when he performs ablution the second knot is undone, and when he prays, all the knots are undone, and he gets up in the morning lively and cheerful, otherwise he gets up dull and gloomy. ” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]

Hudhaifa (رضي الله عنه) narrated that:

Whenever the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) lay down for sleep at night, he would place his (right) hand under his (right) cheek and supplicate: “Allahumma bismika amootu wa ahyaa [O Allah, with Your Name will I die and live (wake up)].” And when he woke up, he would supplicate: “Al-hamdu lillahil-ladhi ahyanaaa ba’da maa amaatanaa, wa ilaihin-nushur (All praise is due to Allah, Who has brought us back to life after He has caused us to die, and to Him is the return).” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]

Supplications in Arabic:

الْحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذِي أَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَا أَمَاتَنَا وَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ

To be said upon waking up.

اللَّهُمَّ بِاسْمِكَ أَمُوتُ وَأَحْيَا

To be said before sleep.

Whichever is good for me

Anas ibn Malik (رضي الله عنه) reported Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم) as saying.

None of you should make a request for death because of the trouble in which he is involved, but if there is no other help to it, then say:
O Allah, keep me alive as long as there is goodness in life for me and bring death to me when there is goodness in death for me.

Supplication in Arabic:

اللَّهُمَّ أَحْيِنِي مَا كَانَتِ الْحَيَاةُ خَيْرًا لِي وَتَوَفَّنِي إِذَا كَانَتِ الْوَفَاةُ خَيْرًا لِي


Allaahumma ahyinee maa kaanatil hayaatu khayran lee, wa tawaffanee ithaa kaanatil wafaatu khayran lee.

[Bukhari and Muslim]

Refuge from four

The Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم) used to say,

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الأَرْبَعِ: مِنْ عِلْمٍ لَا يَنْفَعُ، وَمِنْ قَلْبٍ لَا يَخْشَعُ، وَمِنْ نَفْسٍ لَا تَشْبَعُ، وَمِنْ دُعَاءٍ لَا يُسْمَعُ

Allaahumma innee a`oothu bika minal-arba`, min `ilmin laa yanfa`, wa min qalbin laa yakhsha`, wa min nafsin laa tashba’u, wa min du`aa-in laa yusma`u

“O Allaah I seek Your refuge from four: from knowledge which does not benefit; from a heart which does not fear; from a soul which is never satisfied; and from a supplication which is not heard.”

[Collected by Ahmad, Aboo Daawood and others]

Invocation for fear of Shirk

اللّهُـمَّ  إِنّـي أَعـوذُبِكَ أَنْ أُشْـرِكَ بِكَ وَأَنا أَعْـلَمْ، وَأَسْتَـغْفِرُكَ لِما لا أَعْـلَم

 “O Allaah I seek refuge in you lest I associate anything with you knowingly, and I seek your forgiveness for what I know not” 


Allaahumma innee a’oothu bika an ushrika bika wa ana a’lam, wa astaghfiruka limaa laa a’lam

[Ahmad, and Sahih Jami’ as-Saghir and Sahih Targhib wa’Tarhib]

A most excellent way of seeking forgiveness

Ibn Mas’ud (رضي الله عنه) said:
The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said,

“He who says: ‘Astaghfir ullah-alladhi la ilaha illa Huwal-Haiyul-Qayyumu, wa atubu ilaihi (I seek the forgiveness of Allah, there is no true god except Allah, the Ever-Living, the Self- Subsisting, and I turn to Him in repentance),’ his sins will be forgiven even if he should have run away from the battlefield (while he was engaged in fighting for the Cause of Allah).”

Riyadhus Saaliheen

This is the du’aa in arabic:

أستغفر الله الذي لا إله إلا هو الحي القيوم وأتوب إليه