My Favorite Duas.
I previously published 2 articles where I explained everything about the amazing worship of Dua from its power and place in Islam (here) to the art and etiquette of making it (here), so make sure to check out those!
Today I thought I'd share with you 4 of my favourite duas that I find myself saying in almost every prayer over and over because they sum up what I want from life lol. Make sure to share with me YOUR favourite duas at the end of the article!
(also, most of the designs where made by my 16 years old cousin... yeah I'm just giving her some credit for that!)
اللهم بَاعِدْ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ خَطَايَايَ كما بَاعَدْتَ بين الْمَشْرِقِ وَالْمَغْرِبِ اللهم نَقِّنِي من الْخَطَايَا كما يُنَقَّى الثَّوْبُ الْأَبْيَضُ من الدَّنَسِ اللهم اغْسِلْ خَطَايَايَ بِالْمَاءِ وَالثَّلْجِ وَالْبَرَدِ "
"O Allah, put a great distance between me and my sins, as great as the distance You have made between the East and the West. O Allah, cleanse me of sin as a white garment is cleansed from filth. O Allah, wash away my sins with snow and water and hail.”
Ibn Qayyim says that he asked his teacher Ibn Taymiyyah about this dua:
" I asked Shaykh of Islam about the meaning of the dua: ' O Allah, wash away my sins with snow and water and hail', how do sins get purified by that? and what's the benefit of specification with that? and the hot is [usually] more efficient in cleansing?
So he [Ibn Taymiyyah] said: 'Sins cause to the heart heat, impurity and weakness so the heart loosens and the fire of lust flames in it and makes it impure; thus sins are for [the heart] like firewood that extends fire andstokes it. Therefore the greater a number of sins, the greater the fire of the heart and its weaker get. And the water cleanses the slag and extinguishes the fire, so if the heart is cold it inherits the body solidity and strength, and if there's with it snow and hail, it gets stronger in the coldness and the body's solidity and rigour and was thus more effective in the vanishing of the sins' effects."
You can read the original Arabic version and Ibn Qayyim's commentary on this here. ^.^
" اللهم أرني الحق حقاً وارزقني إتباعه ، وأرني الباطل باطلاً وارزقني اجتنابه "
O, Allah! Enable me to see the Truth as Truth and give me the ability to follow it. And enable me to see the falsehood as false and give me the ability to refrain from it.
Being the insanely indecisive person that I am and with choices presenting themselves to you every 2 seconds throughout the day, it’s hard to live with a satisfaction towards the decisions you take.
In this dua, we ask Allah to help us both nurture a filter between Right and False and give us the will to make and follow through the right decision.
رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَاما
"Our Lord, grant us from among our spouses and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us for the righteous a leader.”
And below is the video through which i discovered this dua and really fell in love with it!
(and here's a little animated video of the video above)
رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي
O My Lord, expand for me my breast (with assurance). And ease for me my task. And untie the knot from my tongue. That they may understand my speech.
This is a dua made by Moses before departing for a hard mission no one wishes to be put in and that is: inviting Pharaon to believe in God.
Everyday We stand before way less challenging missions in which we too need this support from Allah:
- expanding our breasts with knowledge and wisdom so that we don’t easily lose patience;
- making our affairs and tasks easy and fluid for us to achieve;
- making our tongues fluent so that we can tactfully and concisely communicate and express our messages.