Great insight from another challenger, and my apologies

•May 9, 2008 • 1 Comment

It wasn’t until this challenger wrote me that I recognized my error, and though my intention was a good one, it was misguided- I apologize. The challenger wrote:

“Alhamdulillah, Allah has sufficed us with du’aas and prayers in the sunnah of His Prophet, and while it’s certainly ok to make your own “homemade” duaa, to spread them to others and encourage others to make them (while neglecting the ones found in the sunnah — and one will be forced to neglect them because even if you sit and make du’aa for all of the 24 hours in the day, you will not be able to complete the du’aas found in the Sunnah!) is not from the way of the Sahabah.”

This person is COMPLETELY correct. I should have encouraged you to make du’a from the Quran and Sunnah. I’m a sucker for written composition and the beauty of words. That’s my very dangerous achilles heel and I should have been more vigilant about the advice that I was giving. My sincerest thanks to the challenger who called me on my error, and may ALLAH protect us from being misguided from The Straight Path. Ameen.

Though some people replied that the du’a videos were helpful, I would remind them that these are not du’a from the Quran and Sunnah. They seem to be “homemade” dua, as the challenger points out. Although they are beautiful, and can be expressed genuinely and sincerely, they should not replace the du’a that ALLAH (SWT) has given to us through His Book, or through his Messengers and Prophets. Something I love to do is make particular du’a based on the situation. For example, if I am about to go into an important meeting, I make the du’a that Musa (AS) made before he confronted Firaun, or that Dawud (AS) made before fighting Jalut. If I am in a horrible mess of a situation, I make the du’a of Yunus (AS) when he was imprisoned inside the whale.

Please forgive me for my short-sightedness and for not having thought through my advice completely.

Jazak ALLAHu khairan…

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O Allah , of Grace I ask You its perfection;

and of protection its duration;

and of mercy its completion;

and of health its attainment.

Of livelihood, I ask its comfort;

and of life its happiness;

and of virtue its completion;

and of blessings its totality;

and of graciousness its sweetness;

and of benevolence the nearest.

O Allah, terminate with happiness our final end

and fulfil for us our hopes beyond expectations.

Join with well-being and good health

our early mornings and dusky evenings,

and set Your mercy as our final end and outcome.

Pour the abundance of Your Forgiveness

upon our sins, and favour us with the

removal of our faults.

Give us piety as a provision and place

our efforts in the strengthening

of Your Religion.

In You is our trust and upon You our dependence.

O Allah, strengthen us on the road of sincerity

and righteousness and protect us

in this world from that which will be cause

for regret on the Final Day.

Lighten for us the burden of our sins

and bestow upon us the blessings of those

who live a life of Righteousness,

and be sufficient for us and avert

from us the evils of those who do evil.

Free us and free our fathers and our mothers

and our teachers from the fire of hell by

the grace of Your Mercy.

O Most Mighty, Most Merciful, Most Generous;

the Veiler (of faults), the Gentle One, the Potent.

O Allah… O Allah… O Allah… O Allah…

O Merciful… O Merciful… O Merciful…

O most Merciful of the Merciful…

the First of the First and the Last of the Last.

The Possessor of unshakable Power.

The most Compassionate to the poor

and the destitute.

O most Merciful of the Merciful.

“There is no God except You.

Glory be to You. Indeed I am amongst

those who have done wrong” (surah Anbiya :87)

May the blessings of Allah be upon Muhammmad,

his family and all of his companions.

And praise belongs to Allah alone, Lord of the worlds.