Fortress of the Muslim: Beneficial Duas Part 5

Posted: June 5, 2015 in Qur'an and Sunnah, Unity
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Bismillah-hir Rahman-nir Raheem (in the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

I hope that, In Sha Allah, many Muslims will benefit from the following authentic duas, taken from the book, Fortress of the Muslim.

Invocation to say if you stir in the night

Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahul-Waahidul-Qahhaaru, Rabbus-samaawaati wal’ardhi wa maa baynahumal-‘Azeezul-Ghaffaaru.

There is none worthy of worship but Allah , the One , the Victorious , Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, the All-Mighty, the All-Forgiving.

Reference: This is to be said if you turn over in bed during the night. Al-Hakim graded it authentic and Ath-Thahabi agreed 1/540. Also see An-Nasa’i, ‘Amalul-Yawm wal-Laylah, and Ibn As-Sunni. See also Al-Albani, Sahihul-Jami’ As-Saghir 4/ 213.

 

What to say if you are afraid to go to sleep or feel lonely and depressed

‘A’oothu bikalimaatil-laahit-taammaati min ghadhabihi wa ‘iqaabihi, wa sharri ‘ibaadihi, wa min hamazaatish-shayaateeni wa ‘an yahdhuroon.

I seek refuge in the Perfect Words of Allah from His anger and His punishment, from the evil of His slaves and from the taunts of devils and from their presence.

Reference: Abu Dawud 4/12. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At- Tirmithi 3/171

 

What to do if you have a bad dream or nightmare

Spit to your left (three times).1

Seek refuge in Allah from the Devil and from the evil of what you have seen (three times).2

Do not speak about it to anyone.3

Turn over on your other side.4

Reference:
1 Muslim 4/1 772.
2 Muslim 4/1 772, 3.
3 Muslim 4/1772.
4 Muslim 4/1773.

 

Get up and pray if you desire to do so.

Reference: Muslim 4/1773.

 

Supplication for anxiety and sorrow (ways to deal with stress)

Allaahumma ‘innee ‘abduka, ibnu ‘abdika, ibnu ‘amatika, naasiyatee biyadika, maadhin fiyya hukmuka, ‘adlun fiyya qadhaa’uka, ‘as’aluka bikulli ismin huwa laka, sammayta bihi nafsaka, ‘aw ‘anzaltahu fee kitaabika, ‘aw ‘allamtahu ‘ahadan min khalqika, ‘awista’tharta bihi fee ‘ilmil-ghaybi ‘indaka, ‘an taj’alal-Qur’aana rabee’a qalbee, wa noora sadree, wa jalaa’a huznee, wa thahaaba hammee.

O Allah, I am Your slave and the son of Your male slave and the son of your female slave . My forehead is in Your Hand (i.e. you have control over me) . Your Judgment upon me is assured and Your Decree concerning me is just . I ask You by every Name that You have named Yourself with , revealed in Your Book , taught any one of Your creation or kept unto Yourself in the knowledge of the unseen that is with You , to make the Qur’an the spring of my heart, and the light of my chest, the banisher of my sadness and the reliever of my distress.

Reference: Ahmad 1/391, and Al-Albani graded it authentic.

 

Allaahumma ‘innee ‘a’oothu bika minal-hammi walhazani, wal’ajzi walkasali, walbukhli waljubni, wa dhala’id-dayni wa ghalabatir-rijaal .

O Allah , I seek refuge in you from grief and sadness, from weakness and from laziness, from miserliness and from cowardice, from being overcome by debt and overpowered by men (i .e . others).

Reference: Al-Bukhari 7/158. See also Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 11/173.

 

Invocation for Anguish

Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahul-‘Adheemul-Haleem, laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu Rabbul-‘Arshil-‘Adheem, laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-‘ardhi wa Rabbul-‘Arshil-Kareem .

There is none worthy of worship but Allah the Mighty, the Forbearing. There is none worthy of worship but Allah, Lord of the Magnificent Throne. There is none worthy of worship but Allah, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth, and Lord of the Noble Throne.

Reference: Al-Bukhari 8/154, Muslim 4/2092

 

Allaahumma rahmataka ‘arjoo falaa takilnee ‘ilaa nafsee tarfata ‘aynin, wa ‘aslih lee sha’nee kullahu, laa’ilaaha ‘illaa ‘Anta.

O Allah , I hope for Your mercy . Do not leave me to myself even for the blinking of an eye (i.e. a moment) . Correct all of my affairs for me . There is none worthy of worship but You.

Reference: Abu Dawud 4/324, Ahmad 5/42. Al-Albani graded it as good in Sahih Abu Dawud 3/959.

 

Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa ‘Anta subhaanaka ‘innee kuntu minadhdhaalimeen .

There is none worthy of worship but You, glory is to You. Surely, I was among the wrongdoers.

Reference: At-Tirmithi 5/529. Al-Hakim declared it authentic and Ath-Thahabi agreed with him 1/ 505. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/168.

 

Allaahu Allaahu Rabbee laa ‘ushriku bihishay’an.

Allah, Allah is my Lord. I do not associate anything with Him.

Reference: Abu Dawud 2/87. See also Al-Albani, Sahih Ibn Mdjah 2/335.

 

What to say if you fear people may harm you

Allaahummak-fineehim bimaa shi’ta.

O Allah, suffice (i.e. protect) me against them however You wish.

Reference: Muslim 4/2300.

 

Invocation for when you find something becoming difficult for you

Allaahumma laa sahla ‘illaa maal ja’altahu sahlan wa ‘Anta taj’alul-hazna ‘ithaa shi’ta sahlan.

O Allah, there is no ease other than what You make easy. If You please You ease sorrow.

Reference: Ibn Hibban in his Sahih (no. 2427), and Ibn As- Sunni (no. 351). Al-Hafidh (Ibn Hajar) said that this Hadith is authentic. It was also declared authentic by ‘Abdul-Qadir Al-Arna’ut in his checking of An-Nawawi’s Kitabul-Athkarp. p106

 

What to say and do if you commit a sin

There is not any slave of Allah who commits a sin, then he performts his ablution and stands to pray two Rak’ahs of prayer, then seeks Allah’s forgiveness, except that Allah will forgive him.

Reference: Abu Dawud 2/86, At-Tirmithi 2/257. Al-Albani graded it authentic in Sahih Abu Dawud 1/283.

 

Invocation for when something you dislike happens, or for when you fail to achieve what you attempt to do

Qadarullaahi wa maa shaa’afa’ala.

It is the Decree of Allah and He does whatever He wills.

Reference: “The strong believer is better and more dear to Allah than the weak believer, and in each of them there is good. Be vigilant for what is to your benefit and seek the help of Allah and do not falter. But when you are striken by some setback, do not say: ‘If only I had done such and such,’ rather say: ‘It is the Decree of Allah and He does whatever He wills.’ For verily the saying ‘if (i.e. if only I had) begins the work of the Devil.” Muslim 4/2052.

 

Visiting the graves

Assalaamu ‘alaykum ‘ahlad-diyaari, minal-mu’mineena walmuslimeena, wa ‘innaa ‘in shaa’ Allaahu bikum laahiqoona [wa yarhamullaahul-mustaqdimeena minnaa walmusta’khireena] ‘as’alullaaha lanaa wa lakumul- ‘aafiyata.

Peace be upon you, people of this abode, from among the believers and those who are Muslims , and we , by the Will of Allah , shall be joining you . [May Allah have mercy on the first of us and the last of us] I ask Allah to grant us and you strength.

Reference: Muslim 2/671, Ibn Majah 1/494, the portion brackets is from Muslim 2/671.

 

When angry

‘A’oothu billaahi minash-Shaytaanir-rajeem .

I seek refuge in Allah from Satan the outcast.

Reference: Al-Bukhari 7/99, Muslim 4/2015.

 

Supplication said upon seeing someone in trial or tribulation

Alhamdu lillaahil-lathee ‘aafaanee mimmab-talaaka bihi wa fadhdhalanee ‘alaa katheerin mimman khalaqa tafdheela.

Praise is to Allah Who has spared me what He has afflicted you with, and preferred me greatly above much of what He has created.

Reference: At-Tirmithi 5/493,4. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/153.

 

Supplication said to one who does good to you

Jazaakallaahu khayran.

May Allah reward you with good.

Reference: At-Tirmithi (no. 2035). See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 2/200 and Sahihul-Jami’ (no. 6244).

 

What to say if you see someone afflicted by misfortune

Alhamdu lillaahil-lathee ‘aafaanee mimmab-talaaka bihi wa fadhdhalanee ‘alaa katheerin mimman khalaqa tafdheela.

Praise is to Allah Who has spared me what He has afflicted you with, and preferred me greatly above much of what He has created.

Reference: At-Tirmithi 5/493,4. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/153.

 

When something happened that pleased him, the Prophet (pbuh) used to say:

Alhamdu lillaahil-lathee bini’matihi tatimmus-saalihaat.

Praise is to Allah Who by His blessings all good things are perfected .

 

And if something happened that displeased him , he used to say:

Alhamdu lillaahi ‘alaa kulli haal.

Praise is to Allah in all circumstances.

Reference: Ibn As-Sunni, ‘Amalul-Yawm wal-Laylah, and Al-Hakim who graded it authentic 1/499. See also Al-Albani, Sahihul-Jami’ As-Saghir 4/201.

 

What to say when surprised or startled

Subhaanallaah!

Glory is to Allah.

Reference: Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 1/210, 390, 414 and Muslim 4/1857.

 

Allaahu ‘Akbar!

Allah is the Most Great

Reference: Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 8/441. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 2/103, 235, Ahmad 5/218.

 

What to say when something that pleases you happens (Upon receiving pleasant news)

Whenever something happened that pleased him or made him happy , the Prophet (SAW) used to prostrate himself in thanks to Allah, the Blessed, the All-Mighty.

Reference: Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, At-Tirmithi. See also Al-Albani, Sahih Ibn Majah 1/233, and ‘Irwa’ul-Ghalil 2/226.

 

What to say when you feel a pain in your body

Put your hand on the place where you feel pain and say:

Bismillaah.

In the Name of Allah (three times).

 

Then say:

‘A’oothu billaahi wa qudratihi min sharri maa ‘ajidu wa ‘uhaathiru.

I seek refuge in Allah and in His Power from the evil of what I find and of what I guard against.

Reference: Muslim 4/1728.

 

What to say when you fear you may afflict someone or something with the evil eye

If you see anything of your brother that pleases you, or of his person or of his property [then ask Allah to bless him in it] for the envious eye is real, say:

Allahumma baarik ‘alayh
Ma shaa`allah laquwwata illa billah 

O Allah send blessings upon him.
(This is) that which Allah has willed, there is no power except with Allah.

Reference: Ahmad 4/447, Ibn Majah, Malik. Al-Albani graded it authentic in Sahihul-Jami’ As-Saghir 1/212. Also see Al-Arna’ut’s checking of Ibn Al-Qayyim’s Zadul-Ma’ad 4/170.

 

What to say when you feel frightened

Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaah!

There is none worthy of worship but Allah!

Reference: Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 6/181, Muslim 4/2208.

 

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Fortress of the Muslim: Beneficial Duas Part 1

Fortress of the Muslim: Beneficial Duas Part 2
Fortress of the Muslim: Beneficial Duas Part 3; Istikharah

Fortress of the Muslim: Beneficial Duas Part 4

 

 

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