Du’aas for the end and beginning of the Islamic year.

picsart_10-02-06-56-49The Mashaikh (spiritual elders) have recommended that the following Du’aas be recited at the end of the year as well as the beginning of the next year: 

 

Duaa to recite at the end of the year:

O Allah, whatever I have done in the year that You have prohibited me from and I never sought forgiveness for it and You were tolerant with me out of Your benevolence in spite of Your ability to punish me and You gave me a chance to repent inspite of my boldness in committing sin, I seek forgiveness from You, so forgive me. And whatever I have done of deeds that please You and You promised reward for it, I ask You to accept it from me and do not cut off my hope in You, Oh Noble One.

(Whoever recites this Du’aa, the shaytan says in a disheartened tone: “My efforts of one year (in misleading this person) have been destroyed in one moment.”

Duaa to recite at the beginning of the new year:

O Allah, You are the eternal, ever-lasting, the first, One of great bounty, and we trust in Your noble generosity. This is a new year that has arrived. I ask You protection in this year from shaytan and his cronies and I ask You assistance against this lower-self which is incited to evil and I ask you to occupy me with such deeds that give me extreme proximity to You, O One who is Majestic and Honoured.

(Whoever recites the above Du’aa at the beginning of the year, the shaytan says: “This person has safeguarded himself from me.”)

Extracted from page 56 from the Kitab ‘Yawm Aashurah awr us ka hukam’ By Mawlana Ahmad Saeed Sb Dahlawi Rahimahullah.

 

 

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27th night Duaa (supplication) of Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad (D.B)

images (12)Below is a transcript of a Duaa made by Shaykh Zufiqar Ahmad Naqshbandi (D.B) on the 27th night of Ramadaan.

(N.B Some guidelines for the Duaa are discussed first)

Asmaa-Ul-Husnaa

Allah Almighty says in the Qur`aan Majid:

ولله الأسماء الحسنى فادعوه بها 

Wa lillaahil Asmaaul Husnaa Fad’u hu bihaa.

“And Allah has the most beautiful names, so invoke him by them.”

Practicing on this Aayah (verse) we will call onto Allah Rabbul Izzah by these names.

It comes in the Hadith that from all the names of Allah there is one name, the Isme-Aadham (greatest name), when supplication is made using this name, the Duaa will be accepted.

From all the 99 names, we do not know which one is the Isme-Aadham but we are sure that it is one of them, we will therefore invoke Allah by calling on all these names and by doing so we will have more Yaqeen (certainty) about the acceptance of our Duaa. Continue reading

150 things that Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) asked Almighty Allah for protection from.

images (1)Note: The 150 things mentioned below are all derived from authentic narrations and supplications of the Messenger of Allah (May Allah send salutations on Him) We must include seeking protection from these in our daily supplications. May Almighty Allah safeguard us from the seen and unseen evils.

1. Shuh

Miserliness

2. Jubn

Cowardice

3. Bukhl

Niggardliness

4. Soo-al-Umar

Evil / ill old age

5. Fitnatis-Sadr

Corruption of the heart Continue reading

Want to add feeling to your Du’aa? Call unto Allah by his unique attributes.

images (14)It is mentioned in the Noble Qur`aan that the first man, Aadam (Alayhis Salaam) was taught the names of things. From this Aayah (verse) the Mufassireen (commentators) derive a point:

Due to being taught the names of different things, Aadam (Alayhis Salaam) became Masjoodul-Malaaikah (The one to whom the Angels were commanded to prostrate), Oh my friends, if we get the Maarifah (recognition and knowledge) of the names of Allah, what status and reward will we receive from Allah.

Using the different names of Almighty Allah when making Du’aa (supplication).

If we know the names of Allah Ta’ala then it will become very easy to make Du’aa. While making Du’aa, the state of our hearts will be different, the feelings will be different.

Some names of Almighty Allah are explained below:

1. Man-naan 

One name of Almighty Allah is Man-naan. Man-naan means One who bestows favours on others and does not remind them of these favours. Allah Almighty has bestowed us with so many blessings that we are unable to count them all.

2. Han-naan

In the books it is explained that Han-naan is someone who drags those who want to go away from him towards Him. He covers with his mercy those who are oblivious of his favours.

3. Kareem

Who is Kareem? Kareem is that being that if someone comes to him, then before asking he bestows on him his needs. He does not leave the opportunity for someone to ask of him. He looks at him and sees that he is needy and bestows before he can ask.

Another aspect of Kareem

Kareem also refers to such a being that if he bestows something on someone, he will not take it back from him.

Poem:

وفدت على الكريم بغير زاد

من الحسنات والقلب والسليم

و حمل الزاد أقبح كل شيء

إذا كان الوفود على الكريم

I came to the door of Kareem (Allah) without any provisions

Of good deeds and a sound heart. 

It is disgraceful to carry provisions

When one is appearing before Al-Kareem

4. Rahmaan and Raheem

Of all the names of Almighty Allah, two of them point towards His attribute of Rahmah (mercy). This shows that His Rahmah is more than any other of his noble qualities. These two qualities show that Almighty Allah has the reserves of Rahmah by him and He also spends from this Rahmah (mercy) on his servants.

Almighty Allah says in the Noble Qur`aan:

وَلِلَّهِ الأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَى فَادْعُوهُ بِهَا

“And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them” (Surah A’raf 7:180)

From an English Lecture of Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad Naqshbandi (May Almighty Allah elevate him) titled: Understanding the Name Allaah Ta’ala. Download from tasawwuf.org