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Make This Dua To Praise Allah Despite Bad Happens | Ramadan Short Dua 2

From the hadith of Abu Hurayrah in the two authentic books, it is narrated that the prophet Muhammed (SAW) said, “From my nation a group of seventy thousand [people will] enter paradise whose faces [will] illuminate [like the] illumination of the full moon. (n the hadith narrated in Bukhari )

 

One of the category is “and they used to put their trust [only] in their Lord.”

In a state of pain or sad, we are also advised to say alhamdulillah ‘ala kulli haal (All praise and thanks are only for Allah in all circumstances)..

May Allah ta’ala grant ease to those in hardship and allow us to see and be grateful for all of His favours upon us despite whatever difficulties we might be going through, ameen.

So lean and memorise this dua

Dua  To praise Allah When Something Bad Happens

A Frequently Asked Question After Making Dua! Cool Reminders | Mufti Menk

Some people are drifting away from Allah subhanaw Taala and Allah did not answer my Dua. But Prophet (Pbuh) explains to us, every one of you will be responded to and is responded to for as long as you don’t make haste.

We know that Allah is the most merciful. We know that He is the most kind. Al-Ghafoor, Al-Ghaffer means one who constantly forgives not one time, many times. Every time you do wrong He forgives you. That is Al-Gaffer. Then Allah (swt) is Al-wadud / the most loving. Allah (Swt) is Ar-Rahim/ the most merciful. Ar-Raman also the most merciful, different type of mercy.

Don’t ever lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Shaitan’s plot is to make you lose your link with Allah by making you lose hope in the mercy of Allah.

Don’t ever lose hope in the mercy of Allah. So that means if you lose hope in the mercy of Allah, you are going against the command of Allah. If you lose hope in the mercy of Allah, you are committing a major sin against Allah. The idea is never to lose hope in the mercy of Allah, no matter where Shaitan took you. Come back, no matter where he took you. Allah will forgive and Allah forgives and will forgive your sins, all of them. Indeed, He is the one who is al-ghafoor/ the most forgiving, Ar-Rahim. Surely we need to go and meet Him.

Allah says Utter This Dua For Your Parents | Ramadan Short Dua 1

40 years of age is a very important milestone in the life of a man (woman). Keeping in mind the average lifespan of sixty-seventy years, one who reaches 40 years of age completes about two-thirds of his (her) average lifespan; thereby meaning that he (she) enters into the last third of his (her) life.

 

 

Allah has emphasized this stage of human life very clearly in Qur’an. Please go through Aayah No. 15, Surah Al-Ahqaf, Chapter No. 46, Holy Qur’an.

We have enjoined man to treat his parents with kindness. With much trouble his mother bore him, and much pain did she give him birth. His bearing and his weaning took thirty months. When he reaches the age of full strength and becomes forty years old, he says: “My Rabb! Grant me the grace that I may thank you for the favors which You have bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I may do good deeds that will please You, and grant me good children. Surely I turn to You in repentance and surely I am of those who are Muslims.”

Dua To Seek Refuge From 4 Disastrous Things Taught By The Prophetﷺ

In a hadith recorded in Saheeh Muslim, Zaid bin AlqamRadhi Allahu Anhunarrated that the Prophetﷺ used to supplicate:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ لَا يَنْفَعُ وَمِنْ قَلْبٍ لَا يَخْشَعُ وَمِنْ نَفْسٍ ‏لَا تَشْبَعُ ‏ ‏وَمِنْ دَعْوَةٍ لَا يُسْتَجَابُ لَهَا‏

Allahumma inni a’udhu bika min ‘ilmin la yanfa’u wa min qalbin la yakhsha’u wa min nafsin la tashba’u wa min da’watin la yustajabu laha

“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from knowledge which does not benefit, from a heart that does not entertain the fear (of Allah), from a soul that is not satisfied and the supplication that is not answered.”

P4 student especial! 2 Amazing Duas From Quran For Before Or During And After Exams

Dua for exams ( before or during exam):

وَإِن يُرِيدُوا أَن يَخْدَعُوكَ فَإِنَّ حَسْبَكَ اللَّهُ هُوَ الَّذِي أَيَّدَكَ بِنَصْرِهِ وَبِالْمُؤْمِنِين

Wa-in yureedoo an yakhdaAAooka fa-inna hasbaka Allahu huwa allathee ayyadaka binasrihi wabialmu/mineena

“….verily Allah is All-Sufficient for you. He is the One Who has strengthened you and the believers with His help.”

[Surah: 8, Ayah: 62]

Dua after exam:

الَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُمْ مُصِيبَةٌ قَالُوا إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ

Allatheena itha asabat-hum museebatun qaloo inna lillahi wa-inna ilayhi rajiAAoona

“who, when afflicted with calamity, say: “We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return.””  [Surah Baqarah-2, Ayah: 156]

P2 Student Especial! 4 Quranic Du’as For Studying Or Seeking Knowledge And Taking Exams

Reading is an essential part of attaining knowledge. The knowledge that will make us more humble as we rediscover our true selves.

On the other hand, we do not seek knowledge that will make us neglect the Hereafter and only Fulfil our worldly pleasures. We do not seek knowledge that will make us intellectually arrogant.

So, fix your intention and start with Bismillah (in the name of Allah).

Make Dua in front of Allah with sincerity. we should make to us in whatever language we are the most comfortable in and feel a stronger connection with Allah.

Here are a few of those golden duas for exams, studies, interviews, vivas or any other sort of trial you are going through.

Allah says in the Qura’n:

رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي  وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي  وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي  يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي

Rabbishrah lee sadree Wayassir lee amree Wahlul ‘uqdatan min lisanee Yafqahoo qawlee

“O my Sustainer! Open up my heart and make my task easy for me, and loosen the knot from my tongue so that they might fully understand my speech.”  [ Surah Taaha -20: Ayahs 25-28 ] 

 

Allah teaches us in the Qura’n:

رَّبِّ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا

Rabbi zidnee ‘ilman 

“My Lord Increase me, and increase me in knowledge.” [ Surah 20: Ayah 114 ]

 

رَبِّ هَبْ لِي حُكْمًا وَأَلْحِقْنِي بِالصَّالِحِينَ   وَاجْعَل لِّي لِسَانَ صِدْقٍ فِي الْآخِرِينَ   وَاجْعَلْنِي مِن وَرَثَةِ جَنَّةِ النَّعِيمِ

Rabbi hab lee hukman waalhiqnee bialssaliheena Waj’al lee lisana sidqin fee alakhireena Waj’alnee min warathati jannati anna’eem

 “My Lord, grant me wisdom, join me with the righteous; give me a good name among later generations; make me one of those given the Garden of Bliss.” [ Surah Ash-Shu’ara- 26, Ayahs: 83-85. ]

 

قَالُوا سُبْحَانَكَ لَا عِلْمَ لَنَا إِلَّا مَا عَلَّمْتَنَا  ۖ  إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْعَلِيمُ الْحَكِيمُ

Qaloo subhanaka la AAilma lana illa ma AAallamtana innaka anta alAAaleemu alhakeemu

“Glory be to you, we have no knowledge except what you have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Wise.”[Surah Baqarah- 2: Ayah: 32]

 

Keep Saying This Powerful Dhikr And Allah Will Strengthen You During Tough Times | Mufti Menk

The main purpose of this supplication is a way for a believer to testify the greatness of Allah, to praise him, to worship him.

In Sunan Abi Dawud Hadith 19, it mentions that the apostle of Allah used to remember Allah at all moments.

It is through Allah’s will that things happen. Abu Hurairah reported in Al-Bukhari and in Muslim that Allah is with those who are with him.

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Allah the Exalted says: ‘I am as my slave expects me to be, and I am with him when he remembers Me. If he remembers Me inwardly, I will remember him inwardly, and if he remembers Me in an assembly, I will remember him in a better assembly (i.e., in the assembly of angels).”

This sentiment is repeated in Surah Baqarah, ayat 152-153:

“So remember Me; I will remember you. And be grateful to Me and do not deny Me. O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.”

The third kalima (also referred to as kalima tamjeed) is a perfect way to exalt Allah and remember him. Dhikr consists of two main ideas, the conscious effort required to move your tongue and the second is the niyyah or it’s effect in your heart.

Yes, remembering Allah will be rewarded as hadith 2910 Jami Tirmidhi “[Whoever recites a letter] from Allah’s Book, then he receives the reward from it, and the reward of ten the like of it.”

 

سُبْحَان اللهِ وَالْحَمْدُلِلّهِ وَلا إِلهَ إِلّااللّهُ وَاللّهُ أكْبَرُ وَلا حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللّهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْم

Transliteration: subhanallah walhamdulillah wala ilaha illallah wallahu akbar wala hawla wala quwwata illa billah aliyyil azeem

THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF KALIMA TAMJEED

The English translation of the third kalima is,

“Glory be to Allah and all praise be to Allah, there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and Allah is the Greatest. There is no might or power except from Allah, the Exalted, the Great One.“

Say This short Powerful Dua To Increase The Memory and Beneficial Knowledge After Fajr Saalah

Umm Salma Radhi Allaahu anha said, the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- used to say in the supplication in the morning prayer:

اللهم إني أسألك علماً نافعاً، ورزقاً طيباً، وعملاً متقبلاً

‘Allaahumma innee assaluka ilman nafia, wa rizzqan tayyeebun, wa amalan mutaqabilan,.’

‘O Allaah indeed I ask You for beneficial knowledge, and a good Halal provision, and actions which are accepted.’

[Collected by Tayalisee, Tabraani & regarded Hasan by Hafidh Ibn Hajr]

Remember 3-Thing While Interpreting The Signs Of Istikhara And Marriage Failed Even After Istikhara | Ustad Asim Khan

What should you do when you are undecided in the perspective of Islam?  Well, you should pray istikhara.

the prophet (saw) in a Hadith that reported by Jabber (ra); He (peace be upon him) said if anyone of you has a serious concern on their mind meaning if you’re going to make a important decision about something then make istikhara and istikhara is to pray two special units meaning separate/ different not alongside any other prayer.

the short dua of istikhara

Transliteration
Allahuma khirli wakhtarli

O Allāh, grant me goodness, and choose for me.  (At-Tirmidhī)

The long dua of istikhara :

The method of istikhārah is to perform two rak’āt at any time of the day, other than the times when nafl salāh is forbidden. It is preferable to recite Sūrah Al-Kāfirūn in the first rak’ah and Sūrah Al-Ikhlās in the second. Thereafter one should praise Allāh ta’ālā, send salāh upon the Prophet sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam and then recite the following du’ā

Transliteration

Allāhumma innī astakhīruka biʿilmika wa astaqdiruka biqudratika, wa asʾaluka min faḍlika (a)l-ʿaẓīm fainnaka taqdiru walā aqdiru wa taʿlamu wala aʿlamu wa anta ʿallāmu (a)l-ghuyūb. Allāhumma, in kunta taʿlamu anna hadha (a)l-amra [mention decision here] khayrun lī fī dīnī wa maʿāshī waʿāqibati amrī faqdurhu lī wa ya (a)s-sirhu lī thumma barik lī fīhi. Wa in kunta taʿlamu anna hadha (a)l-amra sharrun lī fī dīnī wa maʿāshī wa ʿāqibati amri faṣrifhu ʿannī wa (a)ṣrifni ʿanhu waqdir lī(ya) (a)l-khayra haythu kāna thumma arḍīnī bihi.

O Allāh! I seek goodness from You, through Your Knowledge, and I seek strength through Your Power and ask for Your great Bounty, for You are able to do things while I am not, and You know while I do not; and You are the Knower of the Unseen. O Allāh, if You know that this matter [name your matter] is good for me, in respect to my Dīn, my worldly life and the consequence of my affairs, then decree it for me and make it easy for me, and then grant me barakah in it. And if You know that this matter [name your matter] is bad for me in respect to my Dīn, my worldly life and the consequence of my affairs, then turn it away from me and turn me away from it, and decree for me what is good, wherever it may be, and make me be pleased with it. (Al-Bukhārī)

 

Istikhara  is the idea of asking Allah for the best choice that is in front of you.

In fact the prophet (saw) said when any one of you is concerned about an issue i,e any issue, any significant decision in your life, you can make istikhara for.

istikhara doesn’t mean  that your choice that you make will be Problem free. That is just a false Understanding.

The Best Short Powerful Dua After Fajr Salaah With A Heart Soothing Voice

Recite these 4 words 3 times after Fajr Salaah

and they will be heavier in your scale of good deeds ان شاء الله
Sayyiduna Ummul Momineen Juwairiyah bint Al-Harith رضي الله عنه reported Rasulullah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ came out from my apartment in the morning as I was busy in performing the fajr prayer. He صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ came back in the forenoon and found me sitting there. Rasulullah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said: “Are you still in the same position as I left you.” I replied in the affirmative. Thereupon Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said, “I recited four words three times after I had left you. If these are to be weighed against all you have recited since morning, These will be
heavier. These are:
وَرِضَا نَفْسِهِ،
وَزِنَةَ عَرْشِهِ
وَمِدَادَ كَلِمَاتِهِ”
(Subhan-ALLAHI wa bihamdihi, `adada khalqihi, wa rida nafsihi, wa zinatah `arshihi, wa midada kalimatihi)
“ALLAH is free from imperfection and I begin with HIS praise, as many times as the number of HIS creatures, in accordance with HIS Good Pleasure, equal to the weight of HIS Throne and equal to the ink that may be used in recording the words [for HIS Praise].
[Muslim]