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Your Pocket Dua Book: The Essentials

  1. 1. 1 Contents 1. F ew d or or 3 2. G M ning! ood or 5 3 G r Up fort Da . eaing he y 6 4 FesheningUp .r 8 5. A OfferbyASa ior n v 11 6. T House ofT L d he he or 13 7. Pl One us 15 8 Cul r Del s . inay ight 16 9. Ta eling, Ae W r v l r e? 19 10 Secur yConcer . it ns 21 11. A erPat ft ry 23 12. Sin Buster 25
  2. 2. 2 13 Chil Pil . l l 27 14 Bed T . ime 29 15. L a F ost nd ound 32 16. Counselw h T W it he isest 34
  3. 3. 3 Foreword A l m o Aa dea br her a sist s! Befor beginning w h t Duabook’s for lcont s, ssaa l ikum r ot s nd er e it he ma ent w consider it a opr t t t ke a moment t expl in t pur behind wit t book. e ed ppr iae o a o a he pose r ing his W e oft fel in our l es t deat of Isl mic l er t e t t ca r ly r ch out t us, t e’v en t iv he rh a it aur ha n eal ea o he univ sit going patoft popul t in ama t tis bot a er y- r he aion, nner ha h ccessibl a infor t e. So Al h e nd maiv la best ed His M cyon some oft br her a sist s a t L S R igious Societ a t t ow er he ot s nd er t he UM el y nd hey ook o hemsel es t a l stbegin w king on t publ t ofIsl mic l er t e t tis t il - itunt t v o t ea or he icaion a it aur ha a or ma t suitt needs ofUniv sit st s, a t up asmal pioneerpr ect“Y PocketDua de o he er y udent nd ook l, oj our Book: T E ias”, acopyofw you’r hol r nowin yourha T memor t a he ssent l hich e ding ight nds. he izaion nd r aion oft v r Sunna Dua l ed in t book w l hel us spr e ourda w h t ecit t he aious h ’s ist his il p inkl y it he
  4. 4. 4 sw , fr gr nt Dhikr (r eet a a emembr nce) of Al h (subha hu w T ’aa a t t combined w h t a la na a a l ) nd ha, it he Sunna a of t Dua is inshAl h sur t incr se t Baa h, pea a cont ment in h spect hese ’s, la e o ea he r ka ce nd ent our l es. M y Al h gr nt us al t T ufiq t become peopl w r iv a la a l he a o e ho emember Him a nty. bunda l Ameen!
  5. 5. 5 Good Morning! So you’v j w up, r e ust oken ubbing your eyes w r y W t is t fir t you uter usual For eail . ha he st hing t ly? mostofus, it eit “Cr p! Is itda area !” orav r ntofit A you’v w up area a ’s her a y l dy? aia . s e oken l dy nd ca go ba t sl a a , t w choose such mea ess w t begin your da W n’t ck o eep nyw y hen hy ningl ords o y? e ha e a ideaforyou …W notsubst ut t tphr se w h w tR sulAl h (s.a )w d sa w v n hy it e ha a it ha a la .w oul y hen he w up in t mor oke he ning? َ‫الْحَمدُ لِلّهِ الّذىْ احْيَانَا بَعد‬ ْ َ ِ ْ َ ُْ‫مَآ امَاتَنَا وَ الَيْهِ النّشور‬ ْ ُ ِ َ “We thank our Allah who raised us up after we had died (slept), and to Him is our return after our (final) deaths.”
  6. 6. 6 Gearing Up for the Day Y e final ma ged t dr g your f out of bed nowa a hea fir fort w shroom t ou’v ly na o a sel nd re ded st he a o freshen up, mumbl a gr ing alt w y Ifyou real do need t exercise yourv lcords ing nd umbl l he a . ly o oca on t w yt a from t w shroom, w notscore some Sa w a point byrecit t folow he a o nd he a hy w ab s ing he l ing Dua s? Dua when entering the Washroom: َ‫اَللهُمِّ انِّى اعُوذُ بِِكَ مِن‬ َ ِ ّ ْ ِ‫الْخُبُثِ وَالْخَبَآئث‬ ِ “O Allah , I seek protection in You from the male and female unclean spirits.”
  7. 7. 7 Dua when exiting the Washroom: ْ‫غُفْرَانَِكَ . الْحَمدُ لِلِّهِ الّذى‬ ِ ْ َ َ‫و‬ ‫اَذهَِبَ عَنّىْ ال َذى‬ ْ ْ ْ ْ‫عَافَانى‬ ِ “I seek Your forgiveness (O Allah!). I thank my Allah who relieved me of my discomfort and granted me comfort. ”
  8. 8. 8 Freshening Up Oka so M shAl h you’v decided t freshen up for t da t Sunna w y a ma W … y a la e o he y he h a nd ke udu W tca you do t ma ha n o ximize t Sa w b a pl sure ofAl h t tyou ean from t W M ke he w a nd ea la ha r his udu? a t Sunna Dua before a a ert W ofcour he h s nd ft he udu se! Dua when starting Wudu: ْ ِ‫بِسْمِ اِ الرحْمنِ الرّحِيْم‬ ّ “(I begin) in the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.”
  9. 9. 9 Dua at the end of Wudu: َ‫اللّهم ّ اجْعَلْن ِىْ م ِنَ التوّابِيْن‬ ّ ُ َ‫مِن‬ ْ‫وَ جْعَلْنِِى‬ َْ‫الْمُتطَهرِيْن‬ ّ َ “O Allah, make me among those who turn to You in repentance, and make me among those who are purified.” Special Amal at the end of Wudu: A here’s a bonus A l (a ion) t do a er W w h a v y specia rew rd ment nd ma ct o ft udu, it er l a ioned in a
  10. 10. 10 of J nna a opened immediael for t per w does t A l a he ca ent from a h re t y he son ho his ma, nd n er w hichev gae he w nt Nowt A l …R a eryou’re done ma W r ise youreyes er t a s. he ma ight ft king udu, a t a t hea ens a recit t folow Duat ice. ow rds he v nd e he l ing hr ُ‫اَشهَدُ اَِنْ ل اِِلهِ اِل ا‬ ّ َ ّ ْ َ‫و‬ ‫وحْدَه لَ شَريِْكَ لَه‬ ِ َ َ‫اَشهَدُ اَنّ مُحَمدًا عَبْدُه و‬ ّ ْ ْ ‫رَسوْلُه‬ ُ “I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner; and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger.”
  11. 11. 11 An Offer by A Savior Ifsomebodyw s t t lyou, t tj byrecit afewsmalw 5 t ada , you coul ean t a o el ha ust ing l ords imes y d r he intercession of Ha a M mma s.a on yourbehaf, on t Da of J zr t uha d .w l he y udgementin frontofAl h,la you’d proba y getdow on yourknees a beg t infor t l you knowsuch superpow ful bl n nd he mer o et - er w Luckil , our infor , R sul Al h s.a himsel gift us t bea iful Dua (w hout us ords. y mer a la .w f, ed his ut it ha ing t get dow on our knees a al w if recit a t end of ev y A n, w l ean t v o n t l), hich ed t he er za il r he a ement a a fort one w recit it bov ioned w rd he ho es . Dua on completion of Azan: ‫اَللّهُم ّ رَب ّ هذ ِهِ الدعْو َةِ التّآ‬ ّ ِ‫مّةِ وَ الصّلوةِ الْقَآئِمَة‬
  12. 12. 12 َ‫اتِ مُحَمّدَا نِ الْوَسِيْلَةَ و‬ ِ ُ‫الْفضِيْلَةَ وَ ابعَثْه‬ ْ َ ْ‫مَقَامً ِا مَحْموْدَا نِ الذِى‬ ّ ُ ِ ُ‫وَعَدتّه انكَ ل تُخْلف‬ ِ َ ِّ ْ ْ َ‫الْمِيعَاد‬ ْ “O Allah! O Lord of this perfect invitation (Azan) and everlasting prayer! Bestow upon Muhammad s.a.w Your
  13. 13. 13 The House of The Lord Ent ing t house of t Sov er he he ereign of al sov l ereigns requires specia et t a one of t l iquetes, nd hese et t is t recit t Sunna Dua w ent ing a exit t M sj … T Dua w l iquetes o e he h s hen er nd ing he a id hese s il ata t specia M of Al h t a us fort ent t w st y in t M sj a w lfil tr ct he l ercy la ow rds he ire ime e a he a id, nd il l w h Baa h ourt out t M sj it r ka ime side he a id. Dua when entering the Masjid: َ‫اَللّهمّ افْتَحْ لىْ اَبْوَاب‬ ِ ُ ْ َ‫رَحْمَتك‬ ِ “O Allah, open the doors of Your Mercy for me.”
  14. 14. 14 Dua when exiting Masjid: ْ‫اَللهُمّ انىْ اَسْئَلُكَ مِن‬ ِّ ّ ْ َ‫فَضْلك‬ ِ “O Allah, I ask of You Your bounties.”
  15. 15. 15 Plus One M ximize t Sa w b eaned from aF r Na a byrecit t Duaa t end w e r a he w a r az ma z ing his t he hil ubbingyour r ha on yourhea ight nd d. Dua at the end of Farz Namaaz: َ‫بِسْمِ اِ الّذِىْ ل اِلهَ اِل هو‬ ُ ّ َ . ُ‫الرّحْمنُ الرحِيم‬ ْ ّ َ‫الهُمِّ اَذْهِِبْ عَنِّى الهَمّ و‬ ْ َّ
  16. 16. 16 Culinary Delights A now w t n t our fa or e for of Iba da! Eaing ca indeed be conv t int Iba da a nd e ur o v it m a t t n ered o a t s l a w folow t proper Sunna ma of eaing, a recit t folow Dua before a ong s e l he h nner t nd e he l ing s nd a ereaing. ft t Dua before eating: ْ ِ‫بِسْمِ اِ وَ عَلى برَكَةِ ا‬ َ “With the Name of Allah, and with the blessings of Allah (we eat this food).”
  17. 17. 17 Dua after eating: َ‫اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ الذىْ اطعَمَنَا و‬ ْ َ ِ ّ َ‫سَقَانَا وَ جعَلَنَا مِن‬ َ ْ َ‫الْمُسْلِمِيْن‬ “We thank our Allah who gave us food and water and made us from amongst Muslims.” Dua in place of starting Dua (if it is missed): Fort food-ov s a hose l er mongstus w div int t food in afrenzya do notrecov from t ho e o heir nd er heir euphor semi- ic, conscious st t ofmind fora l stafewminut a t reaize t tt forgot ae t ea es, nd hen l ha hey
  18. 18. 18 ourbel ed ProphetM mma s.a ha t ughtaspecia Duaw ca be recit dur eaing ov uha d .w s a l hich n ed ing t t ma up fort Duat tw s missed a t st r. o ke he ha a t he at ْ ‫بِسْمِ اِ اَولَه وَ اخِرَه‬ ّ “In the Name of Allah, in the beginning and at the end.”
  19. 19. 19 Travelling, Are We? Geting on boa av e is somet w do mulipl t ada . W not conv t t simpl t rd ehicl hing e t e imes y hy er his e, rout a int Iba da byrecit t folow Dua ine ct o a t ing he l ing ? Dua when getting on a vehicle: ‫سُبْحَانَ الّذىْ سَخّرَ لَنَا هذَا‬ ِ َ‫ومَا كُنّا لَه مُقْرِ نِيْن‬َ ْ َ‫وَ انّا اِلى رَ بّنَا لَمُنْقَلِبُوْن‬ ِ “Glorified is that Lord who has put this vehicle in our
  20. 20. 20 over it, and to our Lord is our return (after our deaths).” Dua when starting a journey: R e t folow Duaw you pl n t st r aj ney t ma t specia M a bl ecit he l ing hen a o at our , o ke he l ercy nd essings ofAl h yourcompa fort w e w y! la nions he hol a ُ‫اَللهُمّ بكَ اَصُوْلُ وَ بكَ اَحوْل‬ ُ ِ ِ ّ ْ ُ‫وَ بكَ اَسِير‬ ْ ِ “O Allah! I will hunt with Your help, plan with Your help and travel with Your help.”
  21. 21. 21 Security Concerns Forget a ying forfiream l ppl r icenses, buying buletproof j cket orhir apr secur y fir t l- a s ing icey it m o w t your ba for you … R d t folow Sunna Dua a ent t prot ion of Al h ach ck ea he l ing h s nd er he ect la subha hu w T ’aaHimsel na a a l f. Dua for protection when leaving the house: ‫بِسْمِ اِ تَوَكّلْتُ عَلَى اِ ل‬ َ ْ ِ‫حَوْلَ وَ ل قوّةَ اِل بِللّه‬ ّ ُ َ “In the name of Allah (I leave); I have placed my trust in
  22. 22. 22 Allah, without Whose help there is no other force or power.” Dua when there is danger from some enemy: ْ‫نُحورِهِمْ وَ نَعوْذُ بكَ مِن‬ ِ ُ ْ ُ ْ ْ‫شُرُورِهم‬ ِ ْ “O Allah, verily we make You our shield (against them) and ask you to protect us from their evil.”
  23. 23. 23 After Party W all e ourfr e l ov iends, don’tw Ifalourfr e? l iends, Al h for gothur one da , w tw d be t la bid, t y ha oul he t w most l t do? W w nt t cure t al a ma t pa go a a , a fa a hing e’d ike o e’d a o hem l nd ke heir in w y s st s possibl of cour J l t t w er w ha e a meet w h fr e se. ust ike ha, henev e v ing it iends, w al might sin, e l consciousl or unconsciousl , t y y hrough ba ing, sl nder et a hence t er se t sins a ckbit a c., nd o a hose nd snuff out t huge, v y “w r fires t sins ignit for us, w shoul recit t Dua a he er am” hese e e d e his s compensaion a t end ofev ymeet w h fr t t he er ing it iends. Dua at the end of a meeting with friends: ‫سُبْحَانَ اِ وَ بِحَمْدِه‬ َ‫سُبْحَانكَ اللّهمّ وَ بِحَمْدك‬ ِ ُ َ
  24. 24. 24 َ‫اَشْهَدُ اَنْ ل اِلهَ اِل اَنْت‬ ّ ّ ْ َ‫اَسْتغْفِركَ وَ اَتوْبُ الَيك‬ ْ ِ ُ ُ َ “Glorified is Allah and all praise is for Him; I glorify You (my Lord). O Allah! With Your praise I bear witness that there is no god but You, I ask for Your forgiveness and I turn towards You.”
  25. 25. 25 Sin Buster Ev in t y’s w l w t conceptofsin ha amostw l been dev en oda ord, here he s l holy oured byt conceptof he enjoyment t cher in t batefiel is st l considered a sin, int naional . It is a sin t t is , rea y he tl d il er t ly ha deemed t be punisha e by t most sev of punishment In our Deen t t cher in t o bl he ere s. oo, rea y he batefiel is amaorsin. A yet t bea y of ourDeen is, t t t recit t of t one simpl tl d j nd he ut ha he aion his e Dua t ice, is sufficient t a v aper of al prev sins, ev t sin of t cher in t , hr o bsol e son l ious en he rea y he batefiel (a tl d ccording t aHa h). o dit Dua to erase previous sins: ‫ا َسْتغْفِرُ ا َ الّذ ِىْ ل اِلهَ اِل‬ ّ َ َ َ‫هوَ الْحىّ الْقَيّوْمُ و‬ َ َ ُ
  26. 26. 26 ْ ِ‫اَتوْبُ الَيْه‬ ِ ُ “I beg forgiveness from Allah, apart from Whom there is no god; He Who is Ever-Living and is the Sustainer of all, and I turn towards Him.”
  27. 27. 27 Chill Pill Ev ha t hea t phr se “Pop achil pil” w eryou t d someone you w v y w r er d o r he a l l henev ol ere er oried a somet A t you w l t w bout hing? nd hen ere eft o onderw ton Eat achil pil w s?T per w ha rh l l a he son ho sa t t t you proba y did not know w t it w s himsel but R sul Al h s.a ga e us t id ha o bl ha a f, a la .w v he folow t o “chil pils” t soot us a gr ntus pea in t of t l ing w l l o he nd a ce imes ension orw r . Lean t ory r hem a recit t t discov t secretoft el e “chil pil”! nd e hem o er he he usiv l l Dua in times of worry (1): َ‫يَا حَىّ يَا قَيّوْمُ بِرحْمَتك‬ ِ َ ْ ُ‫اَسْتغِيث‬ ْ َ “O Ever-Living, Sustainer of all! With Your Mercy, I humbly plead.”
  28. 28. 28 Dua in times of worry (2): َ‫ل اِلهَ اِل انْتَ سُبْحَانك‬ َ َ ّ َ ْ َ‫انىْ كُنتُ مِنَ الظّلِمِيْن‬ ْ ِّ “There is no being worthy of worship except You (my Lord), You are Glorified and verily I am from amongst the wrong-doers.”
  29. 29. 29 Bed Time Y l in bed a w it forsl t come. Y do notha e t energyt getup a do a ou’re ying nd a ing eep o ou v he o nd ny more Iba da, a yet your profitma a t nd - ximizing naure dema one l st a of Iba da (w hout t nds a ct a t it ha ing t getup of cour one l stenty in yourbook of good deeds. R e t folow Duat v o se), a r ecit he l ing o score one more Sunna before you doze off. h Dua when going to bed: ْ ‫اَللهُمّ بِاسْمكَ اموْتُ وَاَحْيى‬ ُ َ ِ ّ “O Allah, I live and I die taking Your Name.”
  30. 30. 30 Dua if you can’t sleep: A er you’re done w h al t t ft it l he ossing a t ning you coul ma ge, a ha e decided t t you nd ur d na nd v ha real ca sl pl se do notsw lowasl ly n’t eep, ea al eeping pil (t t a ba foryourheat a l hose hings re d lh, nd guaa ee al a drow da w you w ke up) a inst d, recit t folow (free a r nt ousy nd sy y hen a nd ea e he l ing nd heat Duat r t expressw yt drea a lhy) o ide he a o ml nd. ِ‫اللهُمّ غَارَتِ النّجوْمُ وَهَدَات‬ ُ ّ ّ‫الْعُيُوْنُ وَاَنْتَ حى‬ َ ‫قَيّومٌ ل تَأخذُكَ سِنَةٌ وّ ل‬ َ ُ َ ْ‫نَوْمٌ يَا حَىّ يَا قَيّومُ اَهدئ‬ ِ ْ
  31. 31. 31 “O Allah, stars have vanished and eyes have fallen asleep, and You are the Ever-Living, Sustainer of all. You neither doze off, nor sleep. O Ever-Living, Sustainer of all … Make my night peaceful and grant sleep to my eyes.”
  32. 32. 32 Lost and Found Going t t nea Losta Found office, orfl o he rest nd ooding t ma boxes ofev ysingl st a your he il er e udent t univ sit , a bot v y effect e w ys of retiev l it indeed. But a her ext y er y re h er iv a r ing ost ems not remel effect e met is t recit t of t folow Dua w is sure not onl t speed up t iv hod he aion he l ing , hich yo he retiev lprocess by a exta r a n r ordinay a , butaso t sa e you from t w r a t r mount l o v he ory nd ension t t ha usual a ly ccompa such mat s. nies ter Dua if something is lost: َ‫اللّهمّ رَادّ الضّالّةِ وَ هَادى‬ ِ ُ َ‫الضّللَةِ انْتَ تهْدىْ مِن‬ ِ َ َ َ ْ‫الضّللَةِ ارْدُدْ عَلَىّ ضَالّتى‬ ِ ُ َ
  33. 33. 33 َ‫سُلطَانكَ فإنّهَا مِنْ عطَائك‬ ِ َ َِ ِ ْ ْ َ‫وفَضْلك‬ ِ َ “O Allah! O Returner of lost items, and Guide of the wayward ones; Please return to me, through Your Might and Power, my lost belongings, because You Yourself have bestowed them upon me, and they are from Your blessings and bounties.”
  34. 34. 34 Counsel with The Wisest Y a t undera a endea or a M shAl h you’v sought t counsel of w men or ou’re bout o t ke n v nd a la e he ise w on t mat , a yetyourheatis st luna e t decide. So t setl t st t ofyourheat omen he ter nd r il bl o o te his ae r, you decide t seek t counseloft W oft w Al h Himsel Counselw h Al h is cal o he he isest he ise, la f. it la led Ist aa a itis asimpl a . Alyou ha e t do is ma W pr yt o Na w h t int ion ikha r , nd e ct l v o ke udu, a w fl it he ent ofIst aa a recit t Ist aaDuaa ercompl ion of t Na . T onl specia t you ikha r , nd e he ikha r ft et he fl he y l hing do, is t tyou br t yourmind t mat a w you’re ma Ist aa w you recit ha ing o he ter bout hich king ikha r , hen e t “ he َ‫انّ هذَا الَمْر‬ ْ َ ” pat of t Dua A t t it T t al t is t r he . nd ha’s ! ha’s l here o Ist aa ikha r . One impora pointshoul be bor in mind t t nt d ne hough, a t tis t tt gener lpercept a nd ha ha he a ion bout Ist aai.e. t tyou w lsee some st r a cl r sign in yourdrea oron t roa orin t ikha r ha il ak nd ea ms, he d he
  35. 35. 35 skies et is incor . W t you’re l c., rect ha ooking for inst d, is a inexpl bl t ning of your heat , ea n ica e ur r t a one pat a opt out of sev a opt a fixaion t ft on t t opt T t ow rds ricul r ion er l ions, nd t herea er ha ion. ha pat a opt w l InshAl h be t best one for you, chosen by t Creaor of al opt a ricul r ion il la he he t l ions nd opporunit A now t Ist aaDua t ies. nd , he ikha r : َ‫اَللهُمّ اِنىْ اَسْتَخِيْركَ بعِلْمك‬ ِ ِ ُ ّ ّ َ‫وَاَسْتَقْدرُكَ بِقُدرَتكَ وَاَسْئَلك‬ ُ ِ ْ ِ َ‫مِنْ فَضْلكَ الْعظِيْمِ فَانّك‬ ِ َ ِ ‫تَقْدرُ وَل اقْدرُ وتَعْلَمُ ول‬ َ َ ِ َ َ ِ . ِ‫اَعْلَمُ وَاَنتَ عَلّمُ الغُيوْب‬ ُ ْ ْ
  36. 36. ‫63‬ ‫ومعَاشِىْ وعَاقِبَةِ امرىْ‬ ‫َ ْ ِ‬ ‫َ‬ ‫َ َ‬ ‫فَاقْدرهُ لِىْ ويَسّرهُ لىْ ثُمّ‬ ‫َ ْ ِ‬ ‫ِ ْ‬ ‫بَاركْ لِىْ فِيْهِ وَ اِنْ كُنتَ‬ ‫ْ‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫تعْلَمُ اَنّ هذَا الَمرَ شرّ‬ ‫َ‬ ‫ْ ْ‬ ‫َ‬ ‫لىْ فِىْ ديْنِىْ ومعَاشىْ‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫َ َ‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫وَعَاقِبَةِ امْرىْ فَاصْرفْهُ عَنىْ‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫َ ِ‬
  37. 37. 37 You are capable and I am not. You know and I do not and You know the unseen. O Allah! If You know that this job is good for my religion and my subsistence and in my Hereafter, Then You ordain it for me and make it easy for me to get, And then bless me in it, and if You know that this job is harmful to me in my religion and subsistence and in the Hereafter, then keep it away from me and let me be away from it. And ordain for me whatever is good for me, and make me satisfied with it.”
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