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MORNING & EVENING

AZKĀR
WITH BENEFICIAL NOTES

A TRANSLATION OF
AZKĀRUS SUBH WAL MASĀ
MA‘A IDĀFĀT MUFĪDAH

OF HADRAT ‘ABDUL MANNĀN ‘ABDURRAZZĀQ,


COMPLIED BY‘ NU‘MĀN ‘ABDUL MANNĀN,
MAKKAH AL-MUKARRAMAH

TRANSLATOR: SULAYMĀN AL-KINDĪ


Manage by: Cassim Paruk- Pietermaritzburg
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CONTENTS
Page
1. Translation notes iii
2. Preface:‘Abdul Mannān bin ‘Abdirrazzāq iv
3. The Compiler and his family: v
4. Asmāullāh al-Husnā 1
5. al-Ism al-A‘zham: The Greatest Name 5
6. Deed for acceptance of du’ā 8
7. Du’ā after Fajr- and Maghrib Salāh 8
8. Masnūn Du‘ās after Salāh 17
9. Masnūn Qurānic passages after Salāh 21
10. Daily Practices ‫ و‬of the Saints 25
11. Nafl Salāh 27
12. Du’ā with Sajdah Āyāt 33
13. Tried & tested du‘ās 37
14. Munjīyāt – the saving āyāt 40
15. Du‘ās for marriage 42
16. Du‘ās for getting children 42
17. Du‘ās for abundance and ease 45
18. Du‘ās for good health 46
19. Āyāt of cure 51
20. Manzil 52
21. Du‘ā for the sick 60
22. Sundry Azkār 61
23. To avoid illicit glances 64
24. Du‘ā at ‘Arafāt 65
25. Visiting al-Madīnah al-Munawwarah 66
26. Regimen for living a good life 67
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Translation Notes
The following table shows the transliteration system used in this
translation. Also note that contemporary ‘Arabic typing indicates a
kasrah ِ below the tashdīd ّ and not below the letter as is used in
Indian-style prints of the Qurān, e.g. as-Sirāt ‫ا َاط‬

Alif ‫ ا‬has been used instead of elongated fathah َ e.g. َ ‫ِإ‬
Basmalah is the technical name for Bismillāhir Rahmānir Rahīm

‫ا‬ ِa ‫ز‬ Z ‫ق‬ q


‫ب‬ b ‫س‬ S ‫ك‬ k
‫ت‬ t ‫ش‬ Sh ‫ل‬ l
‫ث‬ th ‫ص‬ S ‫م‬ m
‫ج‬ j ‫ض‬ D ‫ن‬ n
‫ح‬ h ‫ط‬ T ‫و‬ w
‫خ‬ kh ‫ظ‬ Zh  h
‫د‬ d ‫ع‬ ‘ ‫ى‬ y
‫ذ‬ z ‫غ‬ Gh ~ -

‫ر‬ r ‫ف‬ F
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PREFACE

All praise be to Allāh as is His right to be praised. Salutations and


peace be upon the best of His creation, Muhammad, his family, his
Companions and those who follow them in goodness until the Day of
Reckoning.

:   ‫ ا ا  "ن ا‬# $ ‫ن ا‬%& ‫أذ   ا‬


 ‫*)(ون‬+  ,-) ‫ل‬/ ‫ب ا "ت إذ‬2*‫ ی‬4 ‫(اء إذ‬6‫ ﺵ‬8-‫أم آ‬
6 ‫ءك إه و إﺱ"*> و إﺱ<; إ‬A , ‫ و إ‬B6 ‫ ا ﻥ*)( إ‬/ ‫*(ي؟‬
‫"ن‬F# , <‫وا (ا و ﻥ‬

Were you witnesses when death approached Ya‘qūb when he said


to his sons, “Whom will you worship after me?” They said, “We shall
worship your god and the god of your ancestors Ibrāhīm, Ismā’īI and
Ishāq. We indeed submit unto Him.” [al-Baqarah:133]

Abū Hurayrah  narrated that Rasūlullāh  said:


“When the slave [of Allāh] dies, all his deeds are terminated
except three – perpetual charity, a deed through which others
still benefit and a pious offspring who offer du’ā for him.”
[al-Bukhārī, Muslim, Abū Dāwūd, Ahmad, an-Nasāī, Ibn Khuzaymah, al-Bayhaqī, ad-Dāramī,
Ibn Hibbān, Abū ‘Awānah, Abū Ya’lah, Ibn ‘Asākir, al-Miskāt, al-Adab al-Mufrad, Fadāiluz
Zikr of Shaykhul Hadīth]

It has thus always been the concern of the Ambiyā ‘alayhimus salām
and the pious predecessors that their descendants remain firm upon
the Pure Dīn. Alhamdulillāh, with that desire in mind, this slave has
made an effort in that direction. This book is a result of that. May
Allāh Most Pure, accept it and make it a means of success in both
worlds for this slave and the compiler Nu’mān; and especially for
those who assist the Jāmi’ and those who read and practise upon
this book. May Allāh admit us all into Jannatul Firdaws.
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F* ‫ ا‬I"# ‫ ا‬G‫ أﻥ‬B‫ إﻥ‬- >)2+ -‫ر‬
  ‫اب ا‬8 ‫ ا‬G‫ أﻥ‬B‫ إﻥ‬-F J+ ‫و‬
‫ی‬KL‫و  و ا‬M‫ ﺱ( ا‬NF ‫ ا‬NF‫و ﺹ‬
A – " ‫ ی أر  ا ا‬B8"  –

Your servant,
‘Abdul Mannān ‘Abdurrazzāq
Al-Haram, Makkah ash-Sharīfah

The COMPILOR AND HIS FAMILY: A BRIEF


BACKGROUND

I am al-Hāfizh Nu’mān, son of ‘Abdul Mannān bin ‘Abdirrazzāq bin


Allāh Dād bin Sardār bin Allāh Yār (Kulachī) bin Allāh Nawāz bin
Dādullāh bin Khayrullāh bin Sāhib Jān bin ‘Abdillāh bin Qāsim bin
Muhammad Nu’mān bin Hāmid bin ‘Abdil Hādī bin ‘Abdil Latīf bin
‘Abdil Karīm bin Nasrillāh bin Imdādillāh bin Muhammad Sharīf bin
Sharīfid Dīn bin Salāhiddīn bin Rahīmillāh bin Asadillāh bin
Muhammad bin ‘Abdir Rahīm bin Ibrāhīm bin Muhammad (Pandādan
Khān) bin Zamān ‘Alī Shāh* bin Muhammad ‘Awn Qutb Shāh al-
Baghdādī al-Qādirī (a khalīfah of Hadrat ‘Abdul Qādir al-Jīlānī) bin
Ya’lā bin Hamzah bin Tāhir bin Qāsim bin ‘Alī bin Ja’far bin Hamzah
bin Hasan bin Hāshim bin ‘Abdillāh bin Muhammad Ibn al-Hanafīyah
bin ‘Ali bin Abī Tālib bin ‘Abdil Muttalib al-Hāshimī al-Qurashī.
*Zamān ‘Ali Shāh of Khokar, the Bloodshedder, the undefeatable,
conqueror of Kashmīr, Lahore and Delhi; builder of Shāhdarah; at
the conquest of Somnāt he pierced the defence lines and it is
famous today as Khokar Apār.
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I was born 22 Sha’bān 1408 (29 March 1988) to an educated
family in Hyderābād, Sind. My father, ‘Abdul Mannān, is a civil
engineer. His spiritual reformation connections are with Hadrat
Mawlānā Ashraf Khān as-Sulaymāni of Peshāwar, Hadrat Faqīr
Muhammad, Hadrat Qamruz Zamān Ilāhābādī – may Allāh grant him
a long life. He has received Ijāzah and Khilāfah from these elders.
Thus he attained the effulgence and blessings of three great spiritual
personalities – al-Imām ar-Rabbānī Hadrat Mawlānā Rashīd Ahmad
of Gangoh, Hadrat Hakīmul Ummah and Hadrat Mawlānā Fadlur
Rahmān Ganj Murādābādī. This manifests itself from his teachings
and from this book.
My father’s permission in reciting of Hadīth includes for example:
Our Shaykh Hadrat Mawlānā Qamruz Zamān has permitted me from
Shāh Wasīullāh Ilāhābādī, from his Shaykh, the leader of
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Muhadithūn al-‘Allāmah Anwar Shāh al-Kashmīrī, from his Shaykh,
Shaykhul Hind Mawlānā Mahmūd Hasan ad-Deobandī, from
Shaykhil Mashāikh al-Hind al-‘Allāmah Rashīd Ahmad Gangohī, like
that from al-‘Allāmah Habībur Rahmān al-A‘zhamī from his Shaykh
al-‘Allāmah Abū al-Anwār Muhammad ‘Abdul Ghaffār al-Muawī from
ash-Shaykh Hakīmul Ummah Ashraf ‘Alī Thanwī. From there, their
chains are well known throughout the world. May Allāh have mercy
on them all.
He learnt Fiqh and Usūlul Fiqh from al-Muftī ‘Azīzur Rahmān
(Formerly muftī of Jāmi’īyah Ashrafīyah, then he migrated to
Makkah).
My father hails from Kulāchī, Dayrah Ismāīl Khān, North-West
Frontier Province. He belongs to a renowned religious, landowning
family of the province who were zealous participants in the
independence struggle. My father’s initial religious education (Arabic
and Persian) was under the guidance of students of Hadrat Shaykhul
Islām Mawlānā Husayn Ahmad Madanī. Hadrat Madanī had visited
Kalāchī in 1365 Hijrī (1946). My family still speaks often of that
event.
My mother hails from this same area. Her father was Civil Engineer
in Jāmshoro, Korī Berāj, Sind. Which is why she relocated there and
I was born there. She graduated from Jāmshoro Medical College as
a qualified lady doctor. Her Shaykh, Hadrat Sulaymānī used to say,
“Her condition is better than that of ‘Abdul Mannān.”
Her services to Hadrat Sulaymānī and Mawlānā Faqīr Muhammad in
the Haramayn Sharīfayn were without limit. Mawlānā Faqīr
Muhammad used to say, “My own daughters never served me as
much as ‘Abdul Mannān’s wife did.”
My mother attributed my birth to the du’ā of Mawlānā Faqīr
Muhammad. My parents had been married for twelve years, yet had
remained childless. In fact, in my mother’s family nobody has
children till present. After living for a year and a half in Jāmshoro, my
mother took to me to live with my father in Makkah al-Mukarramah.
He was the Civil Engineer of the Haramayn Sharīfayn – a position he
holds to the present day. As soon as I could start speaking, my
respected father – my Allāh grant him a long life – taught me to recite
du’ās. From the beginning of school I used to recite Sūrah Yāsīn and
the duās contained that follow [in this book]. Alhamdulillāh, this habit
continues until today.
Alhamdulillāh, long before beginning school, my father made me
start memorising the Qurān in the Haram Sharīf. Al-Qārī Muhammad
Iqbāl Multānī was my teacher for this. He remains my teacher. In
1414 (1994) when I was five years old, my father admitted me into
the Arabic “modern” school, Madāris al-Fadl al-Ilāhīyah. In 1419
(1999) I completed primary school at the age of ten. In that same
st th
year, I completed the memorisation of the Qurān on 1 Ramadān (8
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December 1999) in the Haram Sharīf, through the du’ās of the pious
and elders. In the same year I had the good fortune to write these
du’ās. The compilation was later captured on computer. In this way it
came into the possession of certain people throughout the world.
In 1422 (2002) I completed Middle School. That was also the year I
visited Pākistān after a long separation. In 1425 (August 2004) I
accompanied my father on a journey of spiritual reformation and
Tablīgh to five nations. They were Britain, South Africa, Myanmar,
Bangladesh and Pākistān. It was a memorable journey wherein I saw
and learnt much. It was at that time that this slave’s compilation of
du’ās gained acceptance to a fair extent. Some seniors therefore
commissioned me to provide references. Alhamdulillāh, not only did
Allāh grant me the ability to complete that task, but beneficial and
tested Masnūn azkār and actions were added for the benefit of the
treader of the spiritual path at all stages. Besides this, my father has
many Murīds (spiritual followers) throughout the world. It has been
the responsibility of this slave to write the responses to their letters
on their spiritual reformation. This function I still fulfil.
It is also my good fortune to serve the guests who visit my father.
During Ramadān al-Mubārak and the Hajj season their numbers are
incalculable. My beloved younger brother, al-Hāfiz Sulaymān (may
Allāh keep him safe) greatly helps me in this regard. Looking after
the trusts of the guests of ar-Rahmān and returning them, are his
special responsibilities. I completed school in 1426 (2005) the same
year wherein I completed this book under the guidance of my
respected father.
I praise Allāh that my younger sister has also memorised the Qurān
and that Sulaymān has also recently completed his memorisation in
the Haram Sharīf.

O Allāh, make our ends good in all our affairs and save us from the
humiliation of this world and the punishment of the Hereafter.

Nu’mān bin ‘Abdil Mannān


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Asmāullāh al-Husnā: The Most Beautiful Names of Allāh

N-#< ‫ﺱ"ء ا‬M‫ ا‬,FQ ‫(ا‬+ "‫> ادا ا او ادا ا  " أی‬/
Say: Call out saying Allāh or say ar-Rahmān. Whichever you say He
has the most beautiful names. [al-Isrā:110]


ُ ‫هَُا‬ Huwallāhu He is Allāh
allazī lā ilāha besides Whom
َ, ِ‫ا‬V ‫ِي‬TU ‫ا‬ illā huwa there is no god
َ ُ‫ ه‬U ‫ِا‬
1. ‫ن‬
ُ َ"ْ U ‫ا‬ Ar-Rahmān Most Merciful
2. ُ ِْ U ‫ا‬ Ar-Rahīm Merciful to all
3. B
ُ ِFَ"ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Malik The King
4. ‫س‬
ُ ْ‫(و‬Y ُ2ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Quddūs Most Holy
5. ‫َ ُم‬FU# ‫ا‬ As-Salām Free of defect
6. 
ُ ِْZُ"ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Mumin Giver of safety
Al-Muhaymin Overseer over
7. 
ُ ِ"َْ6ُ"ْ ‫ا‬ all
Al-‘Azīz Dominant over
8. [ُ ْ‫ا ْ*َ ِ[ی‬ all
Al-Jabbār Prevailing over
9. ‫ ُر‬U)َ\ْ ‫ا‬ all
10. )َ]َ8ُ"ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Mutakabbīr Self-Magnificent
11. ;
ُ ِ َ^ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Khāliq Creator
12. ‫ئ‬
ُ ‫ا ْ)َ ِر‬ Al-Bāri’ Giver of life
13. ‫ا ْ"َُ  ُر‬ Al-Musawwir Giver of shape
Al-Ghaffār Great Forgiver
14. ‫ ُر‬Ùَaْ ‫ا‬ of sin
15. ‫ ُر‬U6َ2ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Qahhār Conqueror of all
16. ‫ب‬
ُ U‫ا ْ َه‬ Al-Wahhāb Generous Giver
17. ‫ق‬
ُ ‫ا‬U‫ز‬U ‫ا‬ Ar-Razzāq Sustainer
18. ‫ح‬
ُ U8َ`ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Fattāh Opener
19. ُ ِْFَ*ْ ‫ا‬ Al-‘Alīm All Knowing
20. e
ُ َِ2ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Qābid Restrictor
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Al-Bāsit Gives without
21. ُfِ‫ا ْ)َﺱ‬ limit
22. e
ُ ِQَ^ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Khāfid He Who lowers
23. Iُ ِQ‫أ‬U ‫ا‬ Ar-Rāfi’ He Who raises
24. [Y ِ*ُ"ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Mu‘izz Giver of Honour
Al-Muzill Giver of
25. ‫ل‬
Y Tِ ُ"ْ ‫ا‬ disgrace
26. Iُ ِْ"U# ‫ا‬ As-Samī‘ All Hearing
27. ُ َِْ)ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Basīr All Seeing
28. ُ َ]َ<ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Hakam He Who decides
Al-‘Adl He who grants
29. ‫ل‬
ُ ْ(َ*ْ ‫ا‬ justice
30. 
ُ ِْ%UF ‫ا‬ Al-Latīf Most Subtle
31. ُ ِْ)َ^ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Khabīr All Informed
32. ُ ِْFَ<ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Halīm Most Lenient
Al-‘Azhīm Most
33. ُ ِْgَ*ْ ‫ا‬ Magnificent
34. ‫َ`ُْ ُر‬aْ ‫ا‬ Al-Ghafūr Forgiver of sin
Ash-Shakūr Most
35. ‫]ُْ ُر‬U& ‫ا‬ Appreciative
36. h
Y ِFَ*ْ ‫ا‬ Al-‘Alī Most High
37. ُ ِْ)َ]ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Kabīr Most Great
38. ُiِْ`َ<ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Hafīzh Great Protector
39. G
ُ ِْ2ُ"ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Muqīt Giver of strength
40. J
ُ ِْ#َ<ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Hasīb All Accounting
41. >
ُ ِْFَ\ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Jalīl Most Majestic
Al-Karīm Noble and
42. ُ ْ‫ا ْ]َ ِی‬ Generous
43. J
ُ ِْ/U ‫ا‬ Ar-Raqīb Great Watcher
44. J
ُ ِْ\ُ"ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Mujīb Accepter of Du’ā
Al-Wāsi‘ He who opens
45. Iُ ِ‫ا َْاﺱ‬ ways
46. ُ ِْ]َ<ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Hakīm Most Wise
47. ‫ا ْ َ ُدوْ ُد‬ Al-Wadūd Most Loving
48. (ُ ِْ\َ"ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Majīd Most Glorious
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49. j
ُ َِ)ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Bā‘ith Resurrector
50. (ُ ِْ6U& ‫ا‬ Ash-Shahīd All Witnessing
51. ; Y َ<ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Haqq Supreme Truth
Al-Wakīl Whose Will is
52. >
ُ ِْ‫ا ْ َآ‬ done
53. ‫ي‬Y ِ َ2ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Qawī Almighty
54. 
ُ ِْ8َ"ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Matīn Most Powerful
Al-Walī True Friend and
55. h
Y ِ َ ْ ‫ا‬ Helper
Al-Hamīd Most
56. (ُ ِْ"َ<ْ ‫ا‬ Praiseworthy
Al-Muhsī All
57. Nِْ<ُ"ْ ‫ا‬ Encompassing
Al-Mubdi Brings into
58. ‫ئ‬
ُ (ِ ْ)ُ"ْ ‫ا‬ existence
Al-Mu‘īd Returns to
59. (ُ ِْ*ُ"ْ ‫ا‬ existence
60. N
ُ ِْ<ُ"ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Muhyī Giver of life
61. G
ُ ِْ"ُ"ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Mumīt Giver of death
62. h
Y َ<ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Hayy Eternal Living
63. ‫ْ ُم‬Yَ2ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Qayyūm Maintainer of all
64. (ُ ِ$‫ا َْا‬ Al-Wājid Finder of all
65. (ُ ِ$َ"ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Mājid All Glorious
66. (ُ ِ ‫ا َْا‬ Al-Wāhid One
67. (ُ َ kَْ ‫ا‬ Al-Ahad Unique
As-Samad Independent all
68. (ُ َ"U ‫ا‬ depend on Him
69. ‫َ ِد ُر‬2 ‫ا‬ Al-Qādir Most Strong
Al-Muqtadir Displayer of
70. ‫َ ِ( ُر‬8ْ2ُ"ْ ‫ا‬ Strength
71. ‫َ ( ُم‬2ُ"ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Muqaddim Brings forward
72. ُ KZَ ُ"ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Muakhkhir Pushes back
73. ‫ل‬
ُ ‫و‬U kَْ ‫ا‬ Al-Awwal The First
74. ُ ِKlْ ‫ا‬ Al-Ākhir The Last
75. ُ ِ‫ه‬Ug ‫ا‬ Azh-Zhāhir The Apparent
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76. 
ُ ِmَ)ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Bātin The Hidden
Al-Wālī Sovereign
77. hُ ِ ‫ا َْا‬ Power
78. h
ُ ِ َ*َ8ُ"ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Muta‘ālī Highest Ranking
Al-Barr Being of Good
79. Y َ)ْ ‫ا‬ Relations
At-Tawwāb Accepter of
80. ‫ب‬
ُ ‫ا‬UU8 ‫ا‬ repentance
Al-Muntaqim Exacter of
81. ُ ِ2َ8ْ-ُ"ْ ‫ا‬ Revenge
82. Y ُ`َ*ْ ‫ا‬ Al-‘Afū Grants Pardon
83. ‫ف‬
ُ ْ‫ ُءو‬U ‫ا‬ Ar-Raūf Overlooks Sins
B
ُ ِ َ Mālikul Mulk Master of
Sovereignty
84. B ِ ْFُ"ْ ‫ا‬
Zul Jālāl wal Owner of
‫ل‬
ِ َFَ\ْ ‫ُذوْ ا‬ Ikrām Majesty and
85. ‫آَْا ِم‬oِْ ‫َو ا‬ Nobility
86. ُfِ#ْ2ُ"ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Muqsit Most Fair
87. Iُ َِ\ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Jāmi‘ He Who unites
88. h
Y ِ-َaْ ‫ا‬ Al-Ghanī Most Wealthy
Al-Mughnī Grantor of
89. h
Y ِ-ْaُ"ْ ‫ا‬ Wealth
Al-Māni‘ He Who
90. Iُ ِ‫ا ْ"َﻥ‬ Prohibits
91. ‫ر‬Y U4 ‫ا‬ Ad-Dārr Giver of harm
92. Iُ ِQU- ‫ا‬ An-Nāfi‘ Giver of benefit
93. ‫ْ ُر‬Y- ‫ا‬ An-Nūr The Illuminating
94. ‫َدِى‬6ْ ‫ا‬ Al-Hādī The Guide
Al-Badī ‘ Creator without
95. Iُ ْ‫ا ْ)َ ِ(ی‬ prior example
Al-Bāqī He Who will
96. hِ/َ)ْ ‫ا‬ remain
97. ‫ث‬
ُ ‫ا َْا ِر‬ Al-Wārith The Inheritor
98. (ُ ِْ‫ﺵ‬U ‫ا‬ Ar-Rashīd Most Upright
99. ‫)ُْ ُر‬U ‫ا‬ As-Sabūr Most Patient
[Narration of Abū Hurayrah ; at-Tirmizī, al-Hākim; Ibn Hibbān; al-Bayhaqī]
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Abū Hurayrah  narrates that Rasūlullāh  said:
“Verily Allāh has 99 Names. He who memorises them will enter
Jannah, Allāh is an odd number and loves odd numbers, He will also
fulfil all that person’s needs.”
[al-Bukhārī; Muslim, Ibn Mardawīyah]

NَْFُ*ْ ‫ ا‬B
َ ِ+َ`ِِ ‫ َو‬Nَ-ْ#ُ<ْ ‫ ا‬B
َ َِ"ْ‫ َِﺱ‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
ْN"َ‫ب ه‬
َ َ‫ْ َو ِذه‬hِ‫َ َء ُ[ْﻥ‬Fَ$ ‫ْ َو‬hِ)ْFَ/ َIِْ‫ن َر‬
َ Aُْ2ْ ‫> ا‬ َ َ*ْ\َ+ ْ‫ َان‬B
َ ُ َْ‫َاﺱ‬
Allāhumma bi asmāikal husnā wa sifātikal ‘ulyā, asaluka an taj‘alal
Qurān rabī‘a qalbī wa jalāa huznī wa zihāba hammī
O Allāh! Through Your Most Beautiful Names and Most High
Qualities, I ask You to make the Qurān the freshness of my heart,
that which polishes away my sorrow and takes away my worry.
[al-Hisn al-Hasīn]

Recite the Names of Allāh, then the above du‘ā, then the morning
and evening du’ās. Those following a Shaykh should seek his
instructions.

-ُ َ/َْ12ْ+‫ ا‬-ُ ْ%3‫ا‬


al-Ism al-A‘zham: The Greatest Name

There are several views regarding al-Ism al-A‘zham:

1. There is a hidden Name amongst the 99 Names. It is al-Ism al-


A‘zham [al-Hisn al-Hasīn] Whoever recites them will have his du‘ā
accepted [at-Tirmizī, Hākim]. Jannah is compulsory for that person
who offers du‘ā by means of these Names. It is those Names
through memorising them one enters Jannah and establishes Allāh
is in His Unity. Allāh loves odd numbers in this deed.
[al-Bukhārī, Muslim, Kitābul Azkār – narration of Abū Hurayrah ]

al-Imām Mālik and al-Imām Jarīr at-Tabarī too hold this view.
[Manāqib Ibn Hibbān]

2. al-Imām ash-Sha‘bī, al-Imām Abū Hanīfah, al-Imām ash-


Shāfi‘ī, al-Imām at-Tahāwī, al-Imām al-Khattābī, Imāmul Haramayn,
al-Imām al-Ghazālī, ash-Shaykh ‘Abdul Qādir al-Jīlānī, al-‘Allāmah
ash-Shāmī and al-‘Allāmah Shabbīr Ahmad al-‘Uthmānī all believed
that al-Ism al-A‘zham is the word, “Allāh.”
[at-Tahāwī, Raddul Mukhtār, Fathul Mulhim, Fadāiluz Zikr of Hadrat Zakariyyā, Bīs Bare
Musalmān of ‘Abdurashīd Arshad.]
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3. ‫ْ ُم‬Yَ2ْ ‫ ا‬h
Y َ<ْ ‫ هُ َ ا‬U ‫ُ َ َإ ََ َ ِإ‬,UF ‫أ  ا‬
Alif Lām Mīm. Allāhu lā ilāha illā huwa. Al-Hayyūl Qayyūm.
Alif Lām Mīm. Allāh, there is no god but He, the Ever-Living, the
Maintainer of all.
[Muslim, Ibn Abī Shaybah, Ahmad, Dārmi, Abū Dāwūd, at-Tirmizī, Ibn Mājah, Ibn Hibbān,
al-Bayhaqī, al-Hisn al-Hasīn, A’māl Qurānī of Hakīmul Ummah, Fadāiluz Zikr of Shaykhul
Hadīth, Ma‘āriful Qurān]

4. Rasūlullāh  heard someone saying: ‫آَْا ِم‬oِْ ‫و ا‬


َ ‫ل‬
ِ َFَ\ْ ‫یَ ذَا ا‬
Yā zal Jalāli wal Ikrām. O Owner of Majesty and Nobility.
Rasūlullāh  remarked, “Your du’ā will be accepted. Ask what you
will.”
[Ibn Mājah, at-Tirmizī, Kanzul ‘Ummāl, Ma’āriful Hadīth – narration of Anas ]

5. 
ِ ِْ"ِ ‫ا‬U ‫ یَ َارْ َ َ ا‬Yā Arhamar Rāhimīn.
O Most Merciful of those who show mercy.
A narration mentions that when a specially deputed angel hears
someone reciting this thrice, he says, “Ask what you will.”
[Hākim, al-Hisn al-Hasīn, Kanzul ‘Ummāl – narration of Abū Umāmah al-Bāhilī ]

6. According to Ibrāhīm bin Adham, al-Ism al-A’zham is


‫ْ ُم‬Yَ/ َ‫ ی‬h
Y َ َ‫ ی‬Yā Hayyu yā Qayyūm.
O Ever-Living, O Maintainer of all.
[al-Bidāyah wan-Nihāyah]

7. The du’ā in āyah 87 of Sūratul Ambiyā –



َ ِْ"ِ Ug ‫ ا‬
َ ِ G
ُ ْ-ُ‫ْ آ‬h‫ ِإﻥ‬B
َ َ‫ ﺱُ)ْ<َﻥ‬G
َ ْ‫ أَﻥ‬U ‫ َ ِإ ََ ِإ‬
Lā ilāha illā Anta. Subhānaka. Innī kuntu minazhālimīn.
There is no god but You. You are free of all defect. Verily I have
been of the worng-doers.
[al-Bukhārī, Muslim, Hākim, Ahmad, Abū Dāwūd, at-Tirmizī, az-Zahabī]

8. Āyah 163 of Sūratul Baqarah


ُ‫ ه‬U ‫ا ِ(ٌ َ ِإ َ َ ِإ‬U‫َو ِإ َهُ]ُْ ِإ ٌَ و‬
ُ ِْ U ‫ن ا‬
ُ َ"ْ U ‫ا‬
Wa ilāhukum ilāhuwwāhid. Lā ilāha illāhuwar Rahmānur Rahīm.
Your god is One Allāh, there is no god but He, Most Merciful and
Merciful to all.
[Muslim, Ibn Abī Shaybah, Ahmad, ad-Dāramī, Abū Dāwūd, at-Tirmizī, Ibn Abī Shaybah, Ibn
Hibbān, al-Bayhaqī, al-Hisn al-Hasīn, A’māl Qurānī of Hakīmul Ummah, Fadāiluz Zikr of
Shaykhul Hadīth, Ma’āriful Hadīth – narration of Asmā bint Yazīd.]
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9. B
َ َ B
َ ْ‫ك َ ﺵَ ِی‬ َ (َ ْ ‫ َو‬G
َ ْ‫ َأﻥ‬U ‫ ا ْ<َ"ْ ُ( َ ِإ َ َ ِإ‬Bَ َ ‫ن‬
U kَِ B
َ ُ kَْ‫ْ َأﺱ‬h‫ ِإﻥ‬U ُ6UF َ‫ا‬
‫ض‬
ِ ْ‫ر‬kَْ ‫ت َو ا‬ ِ ‫"َوَا‬U# ‫ ا‬Iُ ْ‫ن َ ِ(ی‬ ُ U-َ"ْ ‫ن ا‬
ُ U-َ<ْ ‫ا‬
‫ْ ُم‬Yَ/ َ‫ ی‬h
Y َ َ‫آَْا ِم ی‬oِْ ‫ل َو ا‬ ِ َFَ\ْ ‫یَ ذَا ا‬
Allāhumma innī asaluka bianna lakal hamdu lā ilāha illā anta.
Wahdaka lā sharīka laka. Al-Hannan al-Mannān Badī’us samāwāti
wal ard. Yā Zal Jalāli wal Ikrām. Yā Hayyu Yā Quyyūm.
O Allāh! I ask of You for all praise belongs to You. There is no god
but You alone, You have no partner. You are Most Affectionate,
Mindful in giving. You are the Creator of the heavens and earth. O
Owner of Majesty and Nobility. O Ever-Living, O Maintainer of all.
[Abū Dāwūd, Ibn Mājah, an-Nasāī, at-Tirmizī, Ibn Hibbān, al-Hākim, Ahmad, Ibn Abī
Shaybah, al-Hisn al-Hasīn – narration of Anas bin Mālik ]

10. ْ(َ ُْ‫ِ(ْ َو َْ ی‬Fَ‫ىْ َْ ی‬Tِ U ‫"َ ُ( ا‬U ‫ َ ُ( ا‬kَْ ‫ُ ا‬,UF ‫ ا‬G
َ ْ‫ َاﻥ‬B
َ U‫ﻥ‬kَِ B
َ ُ kَْ‫ْ َأﺱ‬h‫ ِإﻥ‬U ُ6F َ‫ا‬
ٌ(َ ‫ُ آُ`ًُا َأ‬,U ُْ]َ‫َو َْ ی‬
Allāhumma Innī asaluka biannaka antallāhu al-Ahadus Samad allazī
lam yalid wa lam yūlad wa lam yakullahū kufuwan ahad.
O Allāh! I ask of You because You indeed are Allāh the Unique, the
Independent, the one who neither begets not is begotten and there is
none like unto Him.
[Abū Dāwūd, at-Tirmizī, Ibn Mājah, Ibn Abī Shaybah, Ahmad, al-Hisn al-Hasīn
– narration of Buraydah ]

11. According to al-Imām as-Suyūtī, al-Ism al-A’zham is


  ‫ ا ا  "ن ا‬# Bismillāhir Rahmānir Rahīm.
[al-Iklīl fī istinbātit Tanzīl]

12. Hadrat Mawlānā Ashraf Khān as-Sulaymānī of Peshāwar,


said that according to Mawlānā Yūsuf Binnorī the following is al-Ism
al-A’zham. It should be read before du’ā. Read each set thrice then
the next set thrice……
 ُ ِْ ‫ن یَ َر‬ُ َ"ْ ‫ُ یَ َر‬,UF َ‫ یَ ا‬Yā Allāh Yā Rahmān Yā Rahīm
 ‫ْ ُم‬Yَ/ َ‫ ی‬hY َ َ‫ ی‬Yā Hayyu Yā Qayyūm
 ‫آَْا ِم‬oِ ْ ‫و ا‬
َ ‫ل‬ِ َFَ\ْ ‫ یَ ذَا ا‬Yā Zal Jalāli wal Ikrām

ِ ِْ"ِ ‫ا‬U ‫ یَ َارْ َ َ ا‬Yā Arhamar Rāhimīn
[Sulūk Sulaymānī of Mawlānā Muhammad Ashraf]
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Deed for acceptance of du’ā
Whoever recites the following 25-27 times daily will be included
amongst those people whose du‘ās are accepted:
‫ت‬
ِ َ"ِFْ#ُ"ْ ‫ َو ا‬
َ ِْ"ِFْ#ُ"ْ ‫ت َو ا‬
ِ َ-ِْZُ"ْFِ ‫ َو‬َ ِْ-ِْZُ"ْFِ ‫ْ َو‬hِ ِْ`ْu‫ ا‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
‫ت‬
ِ ‫َْا‬kَْ ‫ُْ َو ا‬6ْ-ِ ‫ َْ ِء‬kَْ ‫ا‬
Allāhumaghfir lī wa lilmuminīna walmumināti walmuslimīna wal
muslimāti, al-Ahyāu minhum wal amwāti.
O Allāh! Forgive me, the male and female believers and the male
and female Muslims – both the living and the dead amongst them.
[at-Tabrānī, Ahmad, al-Hisn al-Hasīn, Majma‘uz Zawāhid, al-Jāmi’ as-Saghīr
– narration of Abū ad-Dardā ]

Du’ā after Fajr- and Maghrib Salāh

-َ8ْ"UFَ َ NَFَ ‫ل‬ ٍ ْ‫و‬Zُ ْ#َ ‫ل َو َاآْ َ َم‬ٍ َُْْ َ َْK َ‫ك ی‬ َ (ُ َ"ْ<َ‫ﻥ‬
‫ل‬
ِ ُ‫ﺱ‬U ‫ت ا‬ ِ ‫ََا‬Fَ‫ َو ﺹ‬ ِ ‫ْ َ( ا‬-ِ ‫ت‬ ٍ َُ ُ/ ِْ ‫ل‬ ِ ُْ)ْ2َ"ْ ‫َ ِة ا‬$َ-ُ"ْ ‫ ا‬َ ِ
‫ل‬
ِ ُ‫ ا ُْﺹ‬
َ ِ ‫ع‬ ُ ‫ ا `ُُو‬G ِ َ)َْ*َ&ْ‫ل َو اﻥ‬ ُ ُ)َ2ْ ‫(ُ ُر َو ا‬U ‫ ا‬ َ َFَ8ْK‫ِ َ ا‬,َْFَ >  ََQ
‫ل‬
ُ ُ)َ2ْ ‫ ا‬B
َ ْ-ِ ‫ل َو‬ ُ ‫َا‬ZY# ‫ ا‬U-ِ ‫ل َو‬ ُ ُ2َ-َ‫ ِ"َ ﺱ‬B َ ُ َْ#َ‫ ﻥ‬U ُy
Nahmaduka yā khayra mamūlin wa akrama mas-ūlin ‘alā mā
‘allamtanā minal munājātil maqbūl min qurubātin ‘indallāhi wa
salawātir Rasūl, fasalli ‘alayhi makhtalafad dabūr wal qabūl
wansha‘abatil furū‘ minal usūl, thumma nas-aluka bimā sanaqūlu wa
minnās suāl wa minkal qabūl.
We praise You, O Best Being to place hope in and Noblest One who
is asked. We praise You for the accepted communion You have
taught us to gain closeness to Allāh and the salutations upon the
Rasūl. So salutations be upon him for as long as times change and
branches spread from their origins. We then ask You what we shall
say. From us is the petition from You is the acceptance.
[Munājāt Qabūl of Mawlānā Ashraf ‘Alī Thānwī]

 Recite 7 times:
‫ ِر‬U- ‫ ا‬
َ ِ ْNِ‫ِْﻥ‬$‫ َا‬U ُ6َF ‫ا‬
Allāhumma ajirnī minannār
O Allāh, save me from the Fire!

[Ibn Mājah, Abū Dāwūd, an-Nasāī, al-Mishkāt, Zādul Ma‘ād


– narration of Ibn Hārith at-Tamīmī ]

 The following is tried and tested to be effective against


calamities. It is also a proven remedy against the effects of evil eye
and magic. Recite 3 times:
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‫"َ ِء‬U# ‫ ا‬hِQ َ ‫ض َو‬
ِ ْ‫ ا َْر‬hِQ ٌ‫ْء‬hَ‫ِ ﺵ‬,ِ"ْ‫ اﺱ‬Iَ َ Y ُ4َ‫ىْ َ ی‬Tِ U ‫ ا‬
ِ ‫ْ ِ ا‬#ِ
ُ ِْFَ*ْ ‫ ا‬Iُ ِْ"U# ‫َو هُ َ ا‬
Bismillāhillazī lā yadurru ma ‘asmihi shayun fil ardi wa lā fissamā,
wa huwas Samī‘ul ‘Alīm.
In the name of Allāh, with His Name nothing in the heavens or the
earth can harm [the reciter]. He is the All-Hearing, All Seeing.
[al-Bukhārī, at-Tirmizī, Abū Dāwūd, Ibn Mājah, An-Nāsāī, Ahmad, Ibn Hibbān, al-Hākim,
Ibn Abī Shaybah, al-Adab al-Mufrad, Abī Ya‘lā, al-Kalim at-Tayyīb, Zādul Ma‘ād, Kitābul
Azkār, al-Hisn al-Hasīn, Ma‘āriful Hadīth – narration of ‘Uthmān bin ‘Affān]

 For protection against every harmful thing, especially snakes and


scorpions, recite thrice:
;
َ َFَK َ  َ‫ت ِْ ﺵ‬
ِ UU8 ‫ ا‬
ِ ‫تا‬
ِ َ"ِFَ]ِ ‫َا ُ ُذ‬
A‘ūzu bikalimātillāhit tāmmāti min sharri mā khalaq
I seek the protection of Allāh’s complete words against the evil He
created.
[Muslim, at-Tirmizī, Abū Dāwūd, an-Nasāī, ad-Dāramī, Ahmad, Ibn Mājah, at-Tabrānī, Ibn
Abī Shaybah, Ibnus Sunnī, Ibn Hibān, al-Hākim, al-Mishkāt, Kitābul Azkār, Zadul Ma‘ād, al-
Hisn al-Hasīn – narration of Khawlah bint Hakīm]

 Allāh will reward the one who recites the following thrice so
much that he will be pleased:
{ِ)َ‫ ٍ( َرﺱُ ً ﻥ‬U"َ<ُ"ِ ‫ً َو‬-ْ‫َ ِم ِدی‬Fْ‫ َر{ َو ِ ِْﺱ‬
ِ ِ G
ُ ِْ‫َرﺽ‬
Radītu billāhi rabban, wa bil Islāmi dīnan, wa bi Muhammadin
Rasūlan Nabīyan
I am pleased with Allāh as my Rabb, with Islām as my Dīn and with
Muhammad  as Rasūl and Nabī.
[at-Tirmizī, Abū Dāwūd, an-Nasāī, Ibn Mājah, Ahmad, Hākim, Ibn Hibbān, al-Bayhaqī, Ibnus
Sunnī – narration of Ubayy bin Ka’b  and Abū Sa‘īd al-Khudrī ]

 The following is a tried and tested remedy for repayment of debt


and curing laziness, cowardice, sorrow and worry. Recite thrice:
‫> َو‬
ِ ْ#َ]ْ ‫ ا ْ*َ\ْ ِ[ َو ا‬ َ ِ Bَ ِ ‫ن َو َاُْذ‬ِ [ْ ُ<ْ ‫َ  َو ا‬6ْ ‫ ا‬
َ ِ Bَ ِ ‫ْ َاُْذ‬h‫ُ ّ ِاﻥ‬6ّF َ‫ا‬
‫َل‬$ ‫ْ ِ ا‬6َ/ ‫ َو‬
ِ ْ‫(ی‬U ‫َ)َ|ِ ا‬Fَu ِْ B
َ ِ ‫> َو َاُذ‬ ِ ْ^ُ)ْ ‫ َو ا‬ِ ْ)ُ\ْ ‫ ا‬
َ ِ B
َ ِ ‫َاُذ‬
Allāhumma innī a‘ūzu bika minal hammi wal huzni. Wa a‘ūzu bika
minal ‘ajzi wal kasli. Wa a‘ūzu bika minal jubni wal bukhli. Wa a‘ūzu
bika min ghalabatid dayn wa qahrir rijāl
O Allāh! I seek Your protection against worry and sorrow. I seek
Your protection against helplessness and laziness. I seek Your
protection against cowardice and miserliness. I seek Your protection
against being overwhelmed by debt and being overpowered by men.
[Ibn Abī Shaybah, al-Bukhārī, Muslim, Abū Dāwūd, an-Nasāī, at-Tabrānī, al-Bayhaqī, al-Hisn
al-Hasīn – narration of Abū Sa‘id al-Khudrī  and Anas ]
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 Allāh will suffice for all affairs of the world and hereafter. In
addition, Mawlānā Ashraf ‘Alī Thanwī advices in A‘māl Qurānī it is
highly effective for diseases of the bones and joints. Recite seven
times:
ِْgَ*ْ ‫ش ا‬
ِ َْ*ْ ‫ب ا‬
Y ‫ َو هُ َ َر‬G
ُ ْFU‫َ َآ‬+ ِ,َْFَ .َ ُ‫ ه‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ِا‬V 
ُ ‫ا‬h
َ ِ)ْ#َ
Hasbiyallāhu lā ilāha illa hū, ‘Alayhi tawakkaltu wa huwa Rabbul
‘arshil ‘azhīm
Allāh is sufficient for me there is no god but He. Upon Him do I rely
and He is the Lord of the Magnificent Throne.
[Abū Dāwūd, Ibnus Sunnī, Kanzul ‘Ummāl, Zadul Ma‘ād, Kitābul Azkār
– narration of Abud Dardā ]

 The narration states that recitation of the following du‘ā thrice


provides protection against four afflictions until death – leprosy,
insanity, blindness and paralysis. In addition Hakīmul Ummah noted
that it protects against ear, nose and throat ailments.

ِ ِ V
U ‫ َة ِا‬U ُ/ V ‫ل َو‬
َ َْ V ‫ َو ِ<َ"ْ ِ( ِ َو‬
ِ ‫نا‬
َ َ<ْ)ُ‫ﺱ‬
Subhānallāhi wa bihamdihi wa lā hawla wa lā quwwata illā billāh
Pure is Allāh with His praises! There is no ability to avoid evil and no
power to do good except through Allāh.
[Ahmad, at-Tabrānī, Ibnus Sunnī, Kanzul ‘Ummāl, Majma‘uz Zawāid, Ma‘āriful Hadīth –
narration of Ummul Muminīn Juwayrīyah and ‘Abdullāh bin ‘Abbās ]

 Recite thrice for safety of limbs and organs. It is especially


proven to help sight.
ْ‫ ََ ِى‬NِQ ْNِ-ِQَ ‫ْ َو‬Nِ*ْ"َ‫ْ ﺱ‬NِQ ْNِ-ِQَ ‫ْ َو‬Nِ‫ َ َ(ﻥ‬hِQ Nِ-ِQَ U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
G
َ ْ‫ َاﻥ‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ِا‬V
Allāhumma ‘āfinī fī badanī wa ‘āfinī fī sam‘ī wa ‘āfinī fī basarī. Lā
ilāha illā anta
O Allāh! Give me ease in my body, give me ease in my hearing and
give me ease in my sight. There is no god but You.
[Abū Dawūd, an-Nasāī, Ibnus Sunnī, Ahmad, at-Tirmizī, Kitābul Azkār – narration of
‘Abdurrahmān bin Abī Bakarah ]

 For protection against disbelief, poverty (all forms of need) and


punishment of the grave, recite thrice:
ِ ْ)َ2ْ ‫ب ا‬
ِ ‫ا‬Tَ ِْ B
َ ِ ‫ْ ِ َو َاُْذ‬2َ`ْ ‫ ا ْ]ُ`ْ ِ َو ا‬
َ ِ B
َ ِ ‫ْ َاُْذ‬N‫ ِاﻥ‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
G
َ ْ‫ َاﻥ‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ِا‬V
Allāhumma innī a‘ūzu bika minal kufri wal faqri wa a‘ūzu bika min
‘azābil qabri. La ilāha illā anta
O Allāh! Verily I seek Your protection against disbelief and poverty. I
seek Your protection against the punishment of the grave. There is
no god but You.
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[Ibn Abī Shaybah, ‘Abdurrazzāq, Ahmad, at-Tabrānī, Ibn Khuzaymah, Ibn Abī Hātim, Abū
Dāwūd, an-Nasāī, Ibnus Sunnī, Hākim, al-Bazzār, at-Tabarī, al-Bayhaqī, at-Tahāwī, Adabul
Mufrad, Ibn Hibbān – narration of Abū Bakr  and Ibn Abī Bakarah ]

 Recite “Sayyidul Istighfār” or the Chief of Seeking Forgiveness


once. If the reciter dies that day or night he will enter Jannah.
‫ك َو‬َ (ِ ْ6َ NَFَ َ‫ك َو َاﻥ‬ َ (ُ )َ َ‫ْ َو َاﻥ‬Nِ-َ8ْ2َFَK .G
َ ْ‫ َاﻥ‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ا‬V ْN‫ َر‬G َ ْ‫ َاﻥ‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
h
U َFَ B
َ ِ8َ"ْ*ِ-ِ B
َ َ ‫ َاُْ ُء‬.G
ُ ْ*َ-َ‫ ِْ ﺵَ  َ ﺹ‬B َ ِ ‫ َاُْذ‬.G ُ ْ*َ%َ8ْ‫ك َ اﺱ‬ َ (ِ ْ‫َو‬
G
َ ْ‫ َاﻥ‬U ‫ب ِا‬
َ ُْ‫ﻥ‬TY ‫ْ`ِ ُ ا‬aَ‫ ی‬V ُ,U‫َِﻥ‬Q ْNِ ِْ`uَQ ْNِ)ْ‫ﻥ‬Tَ ِ ‫َو َاُْ ُء‬
Allāhumma, anta Rabbī, lā ilāha illā anta. Khalaqtanī wa ana ‘abduka
wa ana ‘alā ‘ahdika wa wa‘ dika mastata‘tu. Abūu laka bini‘matika
‘alayya wa abūu bizambī, faghfir lī, fa innahu lā yaghfiruz zunūba illā
anta
O Allāh! You are my Rabb, there is no god but You. You created me
and I am Your slave and am upon Your pledge and promise as far as
I am able to. I seek Your protection from the evil I have done. I
confess Your bounty upon me and I confess my sin. So Forgive me
for there is none to forgive sins except You.
[al-Bukhārī, Abū Dāwūd, at-Tirmizī, an-Nasāī, Ibnus Sunnī, at-Tabrānī, Ibn Hibbān, Ibn
Mājah, al-Bayhaqī, Ibn Abid Dunyā, al-Mishkāt, Kitābul Azkār, al-Hisn al-Hasīn, Ma‘āriful
Hadīth – narration of Shaddād bin Aws , Jābir  and ‘Abdullāh bin Buraydah  ]

 The following du‘ā is effective for gaining the blessings and being
saved from the evils of that day. Recite once after Fajr:
. َ ِْ"َ َ*ْ ‫ب ا‬
 ‫ َر‬ ِ B ُ ْFُ"ْ ‫ ا‬
َ َ)ْ‫َ َو َاﺹ‬-ْ<َ)ْ‫َاﺹ‬
ُ ‫ُ َو هُ(َا‬,َ+َ‫ُ َو ﻥَْ َ ُ َو ﻥُْ َر ُ َو َ َآ‬,َ<ْ8َQ ‫ا ا َْ ِم‬Tَ‫َْ َ ه‬K B
َ ُ َْ‫َاﺱ‬
ُ (َ ْ*َ َ  َ‫ِ َو ﺵ‬,ِْQ َ  َ‫ ِْ ﺵ‬B َ ِ ‫َو َاُْذ‬
Asbahnā wa asbahal mulku lillāhi rabbil ‘ālamīn. Asaluka khayra
hāzal yawm, fathahu wa nasrahu wa nūrahu wa barakātahu wa
hadāhu. Wa a‘ūzu bika min sharri mā fīhi wa sharri mā ba‘dahu
We enter the morning and the kingdom of Allāh enters the morning
belonging to Allāh, the Rabb of all the worlds. I ask You the
goodness of this morning, its victory, help, light, blessings and
guidance. I seek Your protection against the evil in it and the evil
after it.

Recite the following version once after Maghrib:


. َ ِْ"َ َ*ْ ‫ب ا‬
 ‫ َر‬ِ B ُ ْFُ"ْ ‫ ا‬Nَ#ْ‫َ َو َا‬-َْ#ْ‫َا‬
َ‫َ َو هُ(َاه‬6َ+َ‫َ َو ﻥَْ َهَ َو ﻥُْ َرهَ َو َ َآ‬6َ<ْ8َQ ِ|FْUF ‫ ِ ا‬Tَ‫َْ َ ه‬K B
َ ُ َْ‫َاﺱ‬
َ‫َ َو ﺵَ  َ َ*ْ َ(ه‬6ِْQ َ  َ‫ ِْ ﺵ‬Bَ ِ ‫َو َاُْذ‬
Amsaynā wa amsal mulku lillāhi rabbil ‘ālamīn. Asaluka khayra
hāzihil laylah fathahā wa nasrahā wa nūrahā wa barakātahā wa
hadāhā. Wa a‘ūzu bika min sharri mā fīhā wa sharri mā ba‘dahā
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We enter the evening and the kingdom of Allāh enters the evening
belonging to Allāh, the Rabb of all the worlds. I ask You the
goodness of this night, its victory, help, light, blessings and guidance.
I seek Your protection against the evil in it and the evil after it.
[Muslim, Abū Dāwūd, Kitābul Azkār – narration of Ubayy bin Mālik al-Ash‘arī ]

 Talq bin Habīb narrates that an entire area of houses were burnt,
but because of this du‘ā against calamity, the house of Abud Dardā
 was untouched.
.ْ‫ش ا ْ]َ ِی‬ِ َْ*ْ ‫ب ا‬ Y ‫ َو هُ َ َر‬G ُ ْFU‫َ َآ‬+ B
َ َْFَ .G
َ ْ‫ َاﻥ‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ا‬V ْN‫ َر‬G َ ْ‫ َاﻥ‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
h
 ِFَ*ْ ‫ِ ا‬,UF ِ U ‫ َة ِا‬U ُ/ V ‫ل َو‬ َ َْ V ‫ َو‬.ُْ]َ‫ن َو َ َْ یَ&َْ َْ ی‬ َ َ‫ُ آ‬,UF ‫َ ﺵَ َء ا‬
‫ْ ٍء‬hَ‫> ﺵ‬  ُ]ِ َ‫َ(ْ َا َط‬/ َ,UF ‫ن ا‬ U ‫َ ِ(یٌْ َو َا‬/ ‫ْ ٍء‬hَ‫> ﺵ‬
 ُ‫ آ‬NَFَ َ,UF ‫ن ا‬ U ‫َ ُ َا‬Fْ‫ َا‬.ِ ِْgَ*ْ ‫ا‬
Tُ ِKA G
َ ْ‫|ٍ َاﻥ‬U‫> دَا‬  ُ‫ْ َو ِْ ﺵَ  آ‬Nِ#ْ`َ‫ ِْ ﺵَ  ﻥ‬B َ ِ ‫ْ َاُْذ‬N‫ ِاﻥ‬U ُ6ّF ‫ ا‬.ً"ْFِ
ٍ ِْ2َ8ْ#ُ ٍ‫ ﺹَِاط‬NَFَ ْN‫ن َر‬ U ‫ ِا‬. َ6ِ8َِ‫َﺹ‬-ِ
Allāhummā anta Rabbī lā ilāha illā anta. ‘alayka tawakkaltu wa huwa
Rabbul ‘Arshil Karīm. Māshāallāhu kānā wa mā lam yasha lam
yakun. Wa lā hawla wa lā quwwata illā billāhil ‘Alīyil ‘Azhīm. A‘lamu
annallāha ‘alā kulli shayin qadīr wa annallāha qad ahāta bikulli
shayin ‘ilman. Allāhumma inni a‘ūzu bika min sharri nafsī wa min
sharri kulli dābbatin anta ākhizun bināsiyatihā. Inna Rabbī ‘alā
sirātim mustaqīm
O Allāh! You are my Rabb, there is no god but You. Upon You do I
rely and You are the Lord of the Noble Throne. What Allāh wills will
be and what He does not will, will never be. There is no ability avoid
evil and no power to do good except through Allāh, Most High, Most
Mighty. I know that Allāh has power over everything and that Allāh’s
encompasses everything in His knowledge. O Allāh, I seek Your
protection from the evil of my self and the evil of every beast which
You seize at the forelock. Verily my Rabb is upon the Straight Path.
[Abū Dāwūd, Ibnus Sunnī, Kanzul ‘Ummāl, Majma‘ul Jawāmi‘
– narration of Abud Dardā ]

 Recite once after Fajr for fulfilment of the right of gratitude for all
the day’s bounties:
B
َ ْ‫ ﺵَ ِی‬V ‫ك‬
َ (َ ْ ‫ َو‬B
َ ْ-ِ"َQ Bَ ِ2ْFَK ِْ (ٍ َ َِ ْ‫ َاو‬B
َ ِ8َ"ْ*ِ‫ْ ِْ ﻥ‬Nِ 
َ َ)ْ‫ َ َاﺹ‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
ُ ْ]Y& ‫ ا‬Bَ َ ‫ ا ْ<َ"ْ ُ( َو‬Bَ َFَQ B
َ َ
Allāhumma mā asbaha bī min ni‘matin aw biahadin min khalqika fa
minka wahdaka, lā sharīka laka, falakal hamdu wa lakash shukr
O Allāh! Every bounty upon me or any of Your creation this morning
is indeed from You alone. You have no partner. All praise and thanks
be to You.
Recite once after Maghrib for fulfilment of the right of gratitude for all
the night’s bounties:
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B
َ ْ‫ ﺵَ ِی‬V ‫ك‬
َ (َ ْ ‫ َو‬B
َ ْ-ِ"َQ Bَ ِ2ْFَK ِْ (ٍ َ َِ ْ‫ َاو‬B
َ ِ8َ"ْ*ِ‫ْ ِْ ﻥ‬Nِ N
َ َ#ْ‫ َ َا‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
ُ ْ]Y& ‫ ا‬Bَ َ ‫ ا ْ<َ"ْ ُ( َو‬Bَ َFَQ B
َ َ
Allāhumma mā amsā bī min ni‘matin aw biahadin min khalqika
fminka wahdaka, lā sharīka laka, falakal hamdu wa lakash shukr
O Allāh! Every bounty upon me or any of Your creation this evening
is indeed from You alone. You have no partner. All praise and thanks
be to You.
[Abū Dāwūd, an-Nasāī, Ibn Hibbān, al-Mishkāt, Kitābul Azkār, al-Hisn al-Hasīn, Ma‘āriful
Hadīth – narration of ‘Abdullāh bin Ghannām al-Bayādī ]

 The following du‘ā of Anas  is for protection of life, wealth,


family etc. It has also been noted to protect against tyrants and
oppressive governments. After completing it (including Sūratul
Ikhlās, with the Basmalah) blow in front of you. Thereafter blow
behind, then to the right, then to the left, then above then down.
Before each blowing first recite Sūratul Ikhlās, with the Basmalah.
NَFَ  ِ ‫ْ ِا‬#ِ ْNِ-ْ‫ْ َو ِدی‬Nِ#ْ`َ‫ ﻥ‬NَFَ  ِ ‫ْ ِ ا‬#ِ ُ َ)ْ‫ َاآ‬ُ ‫ َاآْ)َ ُ ا‬ُ ‫ َاآْ)َ ُ ا‬ُ ‫ا‬

ِ ‫ْ ِ ا‬#ِ .ْN‫ْ َر‬Nِ‫َﻥ‬%ْ‫ْ ٍء َا‬hَ‫> ﺵ‬ U ُ‫ آ‬NَFَ  ِ ‫ْ ِ ا‬#ِ ْNِ َ ‫ْ َو‬NِFْ‫َاه‬
Iَ َ Y ُ4َ‫ ی‬V ْ‫ى‬Tِ U ‫ ا‬ ِ ‫ْ ِ ا‬#ِ .‫"َ ِء‬U# ‫ض َو ا‬ ِ ْ‫ب ا َْر‬  ‫ َر‬ ِ ‫ْ ِ ا‬#ِ .‫َِْا َْﺱْ"َ ِء‬K
G
ُ ْFU‫َ َآ‬+ ِ,َْFَ ‫ َو‬ ِ ‫ ا‬NَFَ G ُ ْ<َ8َ8ْQ‫ ا‬ ِ ‫ْ ِ ا‬#ِ .ُ ِْFَ*ْ ‫ ا‬Iُ ِْ"U# ‫ا ُء َو هُ َ ا‬U( ‫ِ ا‬,ِ"ْ‫اﺱ‬
ِ,ِْ+ْZُ‫ ی‬V ْ‫ى‬Tِ U ‫ك ا‬ َ ِ َْK ِْ ‫ك‬ َ ِ َْ^ِ B َ ُ َْ‫ َاﺱ‬.‫ِ َا َ(ًا‬,ِ ‫ك‬ ُ ِ ْ‫ ُاﺵ‬V ْN‫ َر‬ ُ ‫ا‬ ُ ‫ا‬.
‫ك َو‬ َ ‫ْ ََ ِذ‬NِQ ْNِ-ْFَ*ْ$‫ ِا‬.G َ ْ‫ َاﻥ‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ِا‬V ‫ك َو‬ َ ‫َ ُء‬-َy >U َ$ ‫ك َو‬ َ ‫َ ُر‬$ [U َ .‫ك‬ َ ُ َْu
ِْ ‫ك‬ َ ُ ِْ\َ8ْ‫ْ َاﺱ‬N‫ ِاﻥ‬U ُ6UF ‫ ا‬.ِ ِْ$U ‫ن ا‬ ِ َ%ْU& ‫ ا‬ َ ِ ‫> ﺱُْ ٍء َو‬  ُ‫ك ِْ آ‬ َ ‫ََا ِر‬$
........‫ي‬ U (َ َ‫ ی‬
َ َْ ‫َ ( ُم‬/‫ َو ُا‬.U ُ6ْ-ِ ً*ِْ"َ$ B َ ِ ‫س‬ُ ِ َ8ْ ‫ َو َا‬.G َ ْ2َFَK ‫ْ ٍء‬hَ‫> ﺵ‬  ُ‫آ‬
Allāhu Akbar, Allāhu Akbar, Allāhu Akbar. Bismillāhi ‘alā nafsī wa
Dīnī. Bismillāhi ‘alā ahlī wa mālī. Bismillāhi ‘alā kulli shayin a‘tānī
Rabbī. Bismillāhi khayril asmāi. Bismillāhillazī lā yadurru ma‘asmihid
dāu wa Huwas samī‘ul ‘alīm. Bismillāhiftatahtu ‘alallāhi wa ‘alayhi
tawakkaltu. Allāh, Allāhu Rabbī. Lā ushriku bihi ahadan. Asaluka
bikhayrika min khayrikallazī lā yūtīhi ghayruka. ‘azza jāruka wa jalla
thanāuka. Wa lā ilāha illā anta. Ij‘alnī fī ‘ayāzika wa jawārika min kulli
sūin wa minash Shaytānir Rajīm. Allāhumma innī astajīruka min kulli
shayin khalaqta. Wa ahtarisu bika jamī‘an minhunna. Wa uqaddimu
bayna yadayya…..
Allāh is the greatest. Allāh is the greatest. Allāhu is the greatest. With
theName of Allāh upon my life and Dīn. With the Name of Allāh upon
my family and wealth. With the Name of Allāh upon everything my
Rabb gave me. With the Name of Allāh, the best of all names. With
the Name of Allāh, Lord of the earth and sky. With the Name of
Allāh, with Whose Name disease cannot harm. He is all-hearing, all-
knowing. With the Name of Allāh I begin with Allāh. Upon Him do I
rely. Allāh, Allāh is my Rabb. I do not associate any partner unto
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Him. I ask You through Your Goodness from that good which none
besides You can give. How honourable to be Your neighbour. How
majestic is Your praise. There is no god but You. Place me in Your
protection and neighbourhood away from every evil and the
accursed Devil. O Allāh I seek Your salvation from everything You
created. I seek Your security against them all. I place before me….
(Sūratul Ikhlās)…
[Ibn Sa‘d, Ibn ‘Asākir, Kanzul ‘Ummāl, Jam‘ul Jawāmi‘
- narration of ‘Abdullāh bin Abān ath-Thaqafī]

 Recite Sūratul Falaq including Basmalah thrice.

 Recite Sūratun Nās including Basmalah thrice. Experience


shows it protects against magic and plots.
[at-Tirmizī, al-Mishkāt – narration of al-‘Abbās ]
It is experienced that al-Falaq protects against external evils and an-
Nās against internal evils such as waswasah and promptings of the
nafs.
[Sahīh al-Jāmi‘, Muslim, at-Tirmizī, an-Nasāī, Ma‘āriful Hadīth]

 70,000 Malāikah seek forgiveness for the reciter and if he dies


that day he dies shahīd. Recite once:
ِ ِْFَ*ْ ‫ ا‬Iِ ِْ"U# ‫ ا‬ ِ ِ ‫ َاُْذ‬.ِ ِْ$U ‫ن ا‬ ِ َ%ْU& ‫ ا‬ َ ِ ِ ِْFَ*ْ ‫ ا‬Iِ ِْ"U# ‫ ا‬ ِ ِ ‫َاُْذ‬
.ِ ِْ$U ‫ن ا‬ ِ َ%ْU& ‫ ا‬ َ ِ ِ ِْFَ*ْ ‫ ا‬Iِ ِْ"U# ‫ ا‬ ِ ِ ‫ َاُْذ‬.ِ ِْ$U ‫ن ا‬ ِ َ%ْU& ‫ ا‬ َ ِ
‫ن‬
ُ َ"ْ U ‫ هُ َ ا‬.‫َ َد ِة‬6U& ‫ َو ا‬J ِ َْaْ ‫ َ ِ ُ ا‬.َ ُ‫ ه‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ا‬V ْ‫ى‬Tِ U ‫ ا‬ ُ ‫هُ َ ا‬

ُ ِْZُ"ْ ‫َ ُم ا‬FU# ‫س ا‬ ُ ْ‫(و‬Y ُ2ْ ‫ ا‬B ُ ِFَ"ْ ‫ َا‬.َ ُ‫ ه‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ا‬V ْ‫ى‬Tِ U ‫ ا‬ ُ ‫ هُ ا‬.ُ ِْ U ‫ا‬
.‫ن‬َ ُ‫ یُ&ْ ِآ‬U"َ  ِ ‫نا‬ َ َ<ْ)ُ‫ ﺱ‬.)َ]َ8ُ"ْ ‫ ُر ا‬U)َ\ْ ‫ ا ْ*َ ِ[یْ ُ[ ا‬ ُ ِ"َْ6ُ"ْ ‫ا‬
.Nَ-ْ#ُ<ْ ‫ُ ا َْﺱْ"َ ُء ا‬,َ ‫ئ ا ْ"َُ  ُر‬ ُ ‫; ا ْ)َ ِر‬ُ ِ َ^ْ ‫ ا‬ ُ ‫هُ َ ا‬
ُ ِْ]َ<ْ ‫ َو هُ َ ا ْ*َ ِ[یْ ُ[ ا‬.‫ض‬ ِ ْ‫ت َو ا َْر‬ ِ ‫"َ َو‬U# ‫ ا‬NِQ َ ُ,َ  ُ )َ#ُ‫ی‬
A‘ ūzu billāhis Samī‘il ‘Alīm minash Shatānir rajīm. A‘ūzu billāhis
Samī‘il ‘Alīm minash Shatānir rajīm. A‘ūzu billāhis Samī‘il ‘Alīm
minash Shatānir rajīm. Huwallāhullazī lā ilāha illā huwa. ‘Ālimul
ghaybi wash shahādah, huwar Rahmānur Rahīm. Huwallāhullazī lā
ilāha illā huwa. Al-Malikul Quddūs Salāmul Muminul Muhayminul
‘Azīzul Jabbārul Mutakabbir. Subhnānallāhi ‘ammā yushrikūn.
Huwallāhul Khāliqul Bāriul Musawwiru lahul asmāul husnā.
Yusabbihu lahu mā fis samāwāti wal ard. Wa huwal ‘Azīzul Hakīm.
I seek the protection of Allāh, the All-Hearing, All-Knowing from the
accursed Shaytān. I seek the protection of Allāh, the All-Hearing, All-
Knowing from the accursed Shaytān. I seek the protection of Allāh,
the All-Hearing, All-Knowing from the accursed Shaytān. He is Allāh
besides Whom there is no other god. The Knower of the unseen and
the seen, He is Most Merciful and Merciful unto all. He is Allāh
besides Whom there is no other god, the King, the Holy, the Giver of
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peace, the Giver of security, the Overseer of all, the Dominant over
all, the Prevailing over all, the Self-Glorious. Pure is Allāh from that
which they associate with Him! He is Allāh, the Creator, The Creator
of life, the Fashioner of shapes. To Him belongs the most beautiful
names. All that is in the heavens and earth declare his purity. He is
the possessor of all honour and wisdom.
[at-Tirmizī, Abū Dāwūd, at-Tabrānī, Ibnus Sunnī, Hākim, an-Nasāī, Ad-Dār‫ش‬mī, Ibn Mājah,
Ahmad, al-Mishkāt – narration of Ma‘qal bin Yassār ]

 Reciting the following once, compensates for the reward lost for
the wird or daily recitations missed that day.
‫ت َو‬ِ ‫"َوَا‬U# ‫ ا‬NِQ (ُ ْ"َ<ْ ‫ُ ا‬,َ ‫ن َو‬َ ُْ<ِ)ُْ+ َ ِْ ‫ن َو‬ َ ُْ#ْ"ُ+ 
َ ِْ  ِ ‫نا‬َ َ<ْ)ُ#َQ
‫ج‬
ُ ِ ْ^ُ‫ َو ی‬G
ِ َ"ْ ‫ ا‬
َ ِ h
U َ<ْ ‫ج ا‬ُ ِ ْ^ُ‫ ی‬.‫ن‬
َ ْ‫ِ ُو‬6ْgُ+ 
َ ِْ ‫و‬U {ِ&َ ‫ض َو‬ ِ ْ‫ا َْر‬
‫ن‬
َ ُْ$َ ْ^ُ+ B
َ ِ ‫ا‬Tَ‫َ َو آ‬6ِ+َْ (َ ْ*َ ‫ض‬
َ ْ‫ ا َْر‬Nِْ<ُ‫ َو ی‬.h  َ<ْ ‫ ا‬َ ِ G
َ َ"ْ ‫ا‬
Fasubhānallāhi hīna tumsūna wa hīna tusbihūn. Wa lahul hamdu fis
samāwāti wal ardi wa ‘ashīyaw wa hīna tuzh-hirūn. Yukhrijul hayya
minal mayyiti wa yukhrijul mayyita minal hayyi wa yuhyil arda ba‘da
mawtihā. Wa kazālika tukhrajūn
Declare the purity and glory of Allāh when you enter evening and
when you enter morning. All praise belongs to Him in the heavens
and earth, and in the late afternoon and when you pass midday. He
brings the living from the dead and the dead from the living. He
brings the earth to life after its death and similarly you will be brought
out.
[al-Bukhārī, Muslim, at-Tirmizī, Abū Dāwūd, Ibn Mājah, an-Nasāī, Ibnus Sunnī – narration
of ‘Abdullāh bin al-‘Abbās ]

 Recite thrice. According to the narration of Ummul Muminīn


Juwayrīyah, the reciter receives more reward than the one who had
engaged all day in zikr.
ِ,ِ#ْ`َ‫ ﻥ‬Nَ‫ِ َو ِرﺽ‬,ِ2ْFَK ‫ َو ِ<َ"ْ ِ( ِ َ َ( َد‬
ِ ‫نا‬
َ َ<ْ)ُ‫ﺱ‬
ِ,ِ+َ"ِFَ‫ِ َو ِ(َا َد آ‬,ِ‫َو ِزﻥَ|َ َْﺵ‬
Subhānallāhi wa bihamdihi, ‘adada khalqihi wa ridā nafsihi wa zinata
‘arshihi wa midāda kalimātihi
Pure is Allāh with His praise to the number of His creation to the
extent of His Pleasure, to the weight of His Throne, to the ink of His
Words.
[Muslim, Abū Dāwūd, at-Tirmizī, an-Nasāī, Ibn Mājah, al-Bayhaqī, Hākim, Ibn Khuzaymah,
al-Hisn al-Hasīn, Ma‘āriful Hadīth, Fadāiluz Zikr]

 Recite ten times. Allāh appoints an angel who repels Shaytān.


ِ ِْ$U ‫ن ا‬
ِ َ%ْU& ‫ ا‬
َ ِ 
ِ ِ ‫َاُْذ‬
A ‘ūzu billāhi minash Shaytānir Rajīm
I seek Allāh’s protection against the accursed Shaytān
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[Abū Ya‘lā, Ibn Tūlūn, Majma‘uz Zawāid, Kitābul Azkār, al-Kalim at-Tayyib,
al-Hisn al-Hasīn – narration of Anas ]

 Recite once. Experience shows that it provides protection whilst


travelling.
ِ|ََِ2ْ ‫ُ یَْ َم ا‬,ُ8َ4ْ)َ/ ً*ِْ"َ$ ‫ض‬
ُ ْ‫َ(ْ ِر ِ َو ا َْر‬/ ;
Uَ َ ‫َ َ( ُروْا ا‬/ َ ‫َو‬
‫ن‬
َ ُْ‫ یُ&ْ ِآ‬U"َ Nَ َ*َ+ ‫ُ َو‬,َ‫ِ ﺱُ)ْ<َﻥ‬,ِ-ِْ"َِ ٌ‫ت‬U‫ْ ِی‬%َ ‫ت‬
ُ ‫"َوَا‬U# ‫َو ا‬
Wa mā qadarullāha haqqa qadrihi wal ardu jamī‘an qabdatuhu
yawmal qiyāmati was samāwātu matwīyātum biyamīnih. Subhānahu
wa ta‘ālā ‘ammā yushrikūn.
They have not acknowledged the power of Allāh as is the right of His
power. All of the earth is in His grip the Day of Resurrection and the
heavens folded in His Right Hand. Pure and High is He from what
they associate with Him.
[Ibn Abī Shaybah, Rūhul Ma‘ānī – narration of Husayn ]

 ‫َ َو‬-ِ+‫ََا‬K‫َ َو َا‬-ِ‫َْاﻥ‬K‫َ َو ِا‬-ِ+َ6U‫َ َو ُا‬-َِA ;  َ ْNِQ ‫ت‬ ِ ‫(ََا‬U ‫> هَ ِذ ِ ا‬U)َ2َ+ ‫َو‬
َ-َِ/(ِ ْ‫َ َو َاﺹ‬-َ^َِ&َ ‫َ َو‬-ِ+Tِ+َ‫ْ َِ ِءﻥَ َو َاﺱ‬/‫َ َو َا‬-ِ+َ-َ ‫َ َو َاوْ َ ِدﻥَ َو‬-ِ$‫َازْوَا‬

َ ِْ"ِFْ#ُ"ْ ‫ت َو ا‬ ِ َ-ِْZُ"ْ ‫ َو ا‬ َ ِْ-ِْZُ"ْ ‫ ا‬Iِ ِْ"َ\ِ ‫َْﺹَﻥَ َو‬8ْ‫َو ِ"َْ َاوْﺹَﻥَ َو اﺱ‬
.َ ْ‫ِ ِی‬Klْ ‫ َو ا‬َ ِْ ‫و‬U َْ ‫ ا‬
َ ِ ‫س‬ِ U- ‫|ِ َو ا‬U-ِ\ْ ‫ ا‬ َ ِ ‫ت‬ ِ َ"ِFْ#ُ"ْ ‫َو ا‬
.Gِ َ‫َی‬aْ ‫; ا‬ ُ ِ)ْ#َ+ ‫َ ًة‬Fَ‫ت ﺹ‬ ِ َ/ُْFْ^َ"ْ ‫ت َو َاآْ َ ِم ا‬ ِ َ-َِ]ْ ‫ ﺱَ ِ( ا‬NَFَ ُ,UF ‫> ا‬ U َ‫َو ﺹ‬

َ ِْ"ِ ‫ا‬U ‫ یَ َارْ َ َ ا‬B َ ِ8َ"ْ َ ِ  َ ِْA 
َ ِْA  َ ِْA
Wa taqabbal hāzihid da‘awāt fī haqqi ābāinā wa ummahātinā wa
ikhwāninā wa azwājinā wa awlādinā wa banātinā wa aqribāinā wa
asātizatinā wa mashāikhanā wa asdiqāinā wa liman awsānā
wastawsānā wa lijamī‘il muminīn wal mumināt wal muslimīn wal
muslimāt minal jinnati wannāsi minal awwalīn wal ākhirīn. Wa
sallallāhu ‘alā Sayyidil kāināt wa akramil makhlūqāt, salātan tasbiqul
ghāyāt. Āmīn Āmīn Āmin. Birahmatika yā arhamar Rāhimīn.
Accept these du‘ās in the right of our mothers, fathers, brothers,
sisters, wives, sons, daughters, relatives, teachers, spiritual
instructors, friends, those who requested our du‘ā, our well-wishers
and all male and female believers and male and female Muslims
including Jinn and Mankind, from the first to the last generations. O
Allāh, convey salutations upon the chief of all existences, the noblest
of creation, salutations overtaking the outmost degree. Accept,
acce‫ح‬t, accept through Your mercy O Most Merciful of those who
show mercy.

[Munājāt Maqbūl of Mawlānā Thānwī]


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Rasūlullāh  has taught us to recite Āmīn after du‘ā. [al-Bukhārī,
Muslim]. Āmīn means, “O Allāh, accept my Du‘ā.” Rasūlullāh  said
that saying, “Āmīn,” is a seal for the acceptance of du‘ā. [Abū
Dāwūd]Umm Salamah reports that the Malāikah recite Āmīn on the
Du‘ā of a Mumin. By virtue of their Āmīn, the du‘ā will be accepted.
Both the reciter and hearer of the du‘ā should say Āmīn.[Ibn Abī
Shaybah, Abū Dāwūd, Al-Kharāyatī, Ibn Abīd-Dunyā – narration of Abud Dardā ,
Ummud Dardā and Abū Hurayrah ]

Masnūn Du‘ās after Salāh

 Recite once for forgiveness of sins, and protection against


calamities until the next Salāh:
.
َ ‫ْ`ِ ُ ا‬aَ8ْ‫ َاﺱ‬
َ ‫ْ`ِ ُ ا‬aَ8ْ‫ َاﺱ‬
َ ‫ْ`ِ ُ ا‬aَ8ْ‫َاﺱ‬
‫ل َو ا ِْآَْا ِم‬
ِ َFَ\ْ ‫ یَ ذا ا‬G َ ْ‫َ)َ َرآ‬+ ‫ ُم‬U# ‫ ا‬Bَ ْ-ِ ‫ ُم َو‬U# ‫ ا‬G
َ ْ‫ َاﻥ‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
Astaghfirullāh. Astaghfirullāh. Astaghfirullāh. Allāhumma antas
salām. Wa minkas salām. Tabārakta yā zal jalāli wal ikrām
O Allāh I seek Your forgiveness. O Allāh I seek Your forgiveness.
O Allāh I seek Your forgiveness. O Allāh, You are peace and from
You is peace. Most blessed are You O One of majesty and nobility.
[Muslim, Abū Dāwūd, at-Tirmizī, al-Mishkāt, Ibn Mājah, at-Tabrānī, Ibnus Sunnī, Kitābul
Azkār, Zādul Ma‘ād, al-Hisn al-Hasīn - narration of Thawbān ]

 To be in the neighbourhood of Rasūlullāh  in Jannah, recite


once:
B
َ ِ+‫ ِ)َ َد‬
ِ ْ#ُ ‫ك َو‬
َ ِ ْ]ُ‫ك َو ﺵ‬
َ ِ ْ‫ ِذآ‬NَFَ ْN-ِ‫ َا‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
Allāhumma a‘innī ‘alā zikrika wa shukrika wa husni ‘ibādatik
O Allāh! Help me in remembering You; in being grateful unto You;
and worshipping You in a beautiful manner.
[Abū Dāwūd, an-Nasāī, Ahmad, Ibn Hibbān, Hākim, Ibn Khuzaymah, Ibnus Sunnī, az-
Zahabī, al-Hisn al-Hasīn – narration of Mu‘āz bin Jabal ]

 Recite once. One’s every deed and state (standing, sitting,


sleeping, arising, dying etc) will all be for Allāh’s sake.
G
َ ْ*َ-َ َ"ِ hَ ِ%ْ*ُ V ‫ َو‬G َ َْ%ْ‫ ِ"َ َا‬Iَ ِ‫ َﻥ‬V U ُ6َF َ‫ِا‬
(Y َ\ْ ‫ ا‬B
َ ْ-ِ ( َ\ْ ‫ ذا ا‬Iُ َ`ْ-َ‫ ی‬V ‫َو‬
Allāhumma lā māni‘a limā a‘tayta. Wa lā mu‘tiya limā mana‘ta. Wa lā
yanfa‘u zal jaddi minkal jadd
O Allāh! None can prevent that which You give. None can give that
which You prevent. No status and lineage can benefit the one of
status and lineage against You.
[al-Bukhārī, Muslim, at-Tirmizī, al-Mishkāt, Abū Dāwūd, an-Nasāī, Ahmad, Ibnus Sunnī, at-
Tabrānī, Ibn Khuzamah, Bazzār, Kitābul Azkār – narration of al-Mughīrah bin Shu bah ]
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 Recite once. Proven to save from every grief and worry until the
next Salāh.
‫ن‬
َ ْ[ُ<ْ ‫ َو ا‬U َ6ْ ‫ ا‬N-َ ْJِ‫ُ َ اَذه‬6ّF ‫ا‬
Allāhumma azhib ‘annnil hamma wal huzna
O Allāh! Remove worry and grief from me.
[Bazzār, at-Tabrānī, al-Hisn al-Hasīn – narration of Anas ]

 Recite once.
ً)َm ً/ْ‫ً َو ِرز‬FU)َ2َ8ُ ًFَ"َ ‫ِ*ً َو‬Qَ‫ْ"ً ﻥ‬Fِ B
َ ُ َْ‫ْ َاﺱ‬N‫ ِاﻥ‬U ُ6ّF ‫ا‬
Allāhumma innī asaluka ‘ilman nāfi‘an wa ‘amalan mutaqabbalan wa
rizqan tayyiban
O Allāh! I ask You for beneficial knowledge, accepted deeds and
pure sustenance.
[Ibn Mājah, Abū Ya‘lā, at-Tabrānī, Ibnus Sunnī, Kitābul Azkār – narration of Umm Salamah]

 Recite once to gain Allāh’s special closeness.


ِ,Fُ‫ْ آ‬Nِ‫ْ ﺵَْﻥ‬Nِ ِْFْ‫ َاﺹ‬.j ُ ِْaَ8ْ‫ َاﺱ‬B
َ ِ8َ"ْ َ ِ ‫ْ ُم‬Yَ/ َ‫ ی‬h
Y َ َ‫ی‬
ْNِ-َْ َ|َQَْm ْNِ#ْ`َ‫ ﻥ‬Nَ ‫ْ ِا‬Nِ-ْFِ]َ+ V ‫َو‬
Yā Hayyu yā Qayyūm, birahmatika astaghīth. Aslih lī sha-nī kullihi
wa lā takilnī ilā nafsī tarfata ‘aynī
O Ever-Living! O Maintainer of all! Through Your mercy I seek help.
Rectify all my affairs for me and do not entrust me to myself for the
the duration of the blinking of an eye.
[at-Tirmizī, an-Nasāī, Bazzār, Hākim, al-Bayhaqī, al-Kharāitī, at-Tabrānī, al-Hisn al-Hasīn
– narration of Anas ]

1. Recite once for protection against poverty and need.


>
َ ِْ]ِْ ‫> َو‬ َ َِْ ْ)ِ$ َ َ ‫ب َو ِا‬
َ ُْ2ْ*َ‫ق َو ی‬ َ َ<ْ‫ْ َو ِا َ َ ِاَْاهِْ َ َو ِاﺱ‬Nِ‫ ِا َه‬U ُ6َF َ‫ا‬
‚ َ%ْ4ُ َ‫ََﻥ‬Q ْNِ+َ ْ‫ َد‬J َ ِْ\َ8ْ#َ+ ْ‫ َان‬B
َ ُ َْ‫> َاﺱ‬ َ ِْQ‫َو ِاﺱَْا‬
ٌJِ‫ﻥ‬Tُ ْN‫َِﻥ‬Q B َ ِ8َ"ْ َ ِ ْNِ-َ َ-َ+ ‫ َو‬NَFَ8ْ)ُ ْN‫َِﻥ‬Q ْNِ-ْ‫ْ ِدی‬NِQ ْNِ-َ"ِْ*َ+ ‫َو‬
ٌِ]ْ#َ"َ8ُ ْN‫َِﻥ‬Q َ ْ2َ`ْ ‫ ا‬N-َ N َ ِ`ْ-َ+ ‫َو‬
Allāhumma, ilāhī wa ilāha Ibrāhīmā wa Ishāqa wa Ya‘qūba wa ilāha
Jibraīla wa Mīkāīla wa Isrāfīla, as-aluka an tastajība da‘watī fa-ana
mudtarrun wa ta‘simanī fī dīnī fa-innī mubtalā wa tanālanī
birahmatika fa-innī muznibun wa tanfiya ‘annīl faqra fa-innī
mutamaskin
O Allāh! God of Ibrāhīm, Ishāq and Ya‘qūb! God of Jibraīl, Mikāīl and
Isrāfīl. I ask You to accept my call for I am helpless. Protect me in my
dīn for I am afflicted. Give me through Your mercy for I am a sinner.
Remove poverty from me for I am destitute.
[Ibn Mardawīyah, Ibn Abī Shaybah, Ibn Najjār, Ibnus Sunnī, Ibn ‘Asākir, ad-Daylamī, Abush
Shaykh, Kanzul ‘Ummāl – narration of Anas ]
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2. Tried and tested during personal afflictions and that of the
Ummah. Recite once. Qunūtun Nāzilah may be recited before the
Rukū‘ in the final rak‘ah of a loud Salāh. Mawlānā Thānwī would also
recite it after every fard Salāh, that the enemy might not perceive this
to be a sign of weakness.
[Malfūzhāt Hakīmul Ummah]
‫ َو‬G
َ ْU َ َ+ َْ"ِْQ َ-U َ َ+ ‫ َو‬G َ َْQَ َْ"ِْQ َ-ِQَ ‫ َو‬G َ ْ‫ِْ"َْ هَ َ(ی‬Q َ‫ اهْ ِ(ﻥ‬U ُ6ّF ‫ا‬
Nَ4ْ2ُ‫ ی‬V ‫ َو‬Nِ4ْ2َ+ B َ U‫َِﻥ‬Q Gَ َْ4َ/ َ U َ‫َ ﺵ‬-ِ/ ‫ َو‬G َ َْ%ْ‫ِْ"َْ َا‬Q َ-َ ْ‫َ ِرك‬
َ NَFَ (ُ ْ"َ<ْ ‫ ا‬B َ َFَQ G َ َْ ‫ل َْ َوا‬ Y Tِ َ‫ ی‬V ‫ َو‬G َ ْ‫[ َْ َ َدی‬Y ِ*َ‫ ی‬V ُ,U‫ َو ِاﻥ‬B َ َْFَ
B
َ َْ ‫ب ِا‬ُ ُْ8َ‫ك َو ﻥ‬ َ ُ ِ`ْaَ8ْ#َ‫ ﻥ‬Gَ َْ4َ/
Allāhummahdinā fīman hadayta. Wa ‘āfinā fīman ‘āfayta. Wa
tawallanā fīman tawallayta. Wa bāraik lanā fīman a‘tayta. Wa qinā
sharra mā qadayta. Finnaka taqdī wa lā uqdā ‘alayka. Wa innahu lā
ya‘izzu man ‘ādayta. Wa lā yazillu man wālayta. Falakal hamdu ‘alā
mā qadayta. Nastaghfiruka wa natūbu ilayka.
O Allāh! Make us guided amongst those whom You have guided.
Grant us ease amongst those You have granted ease. Grant us Your
friendship and help amongst those whom You have befriended and
helped. Bless our belongings amongst those whom You have given.
Save us from the harms of Your decree. For verily You decree and
none can decree against You. Verily none can gain honour and
victory who is Your enemy. The one who is Your friend cannot be
humiliated. Praise be to You in what You have decreed. We seek
Your forgiveness and return in repentance unto You.
[Ibn Mājah, an-Nasāī, at-Tirmizī, Abū Dāwūd, al-Bayhaqī, ad-Dārmī, Ahmad, at-Tabrānī
– narration of al-Hasan ]

3. Recite the entire Sūratul Fātihah, Āyatul Kursī and the āyāt
below once. Whoever recites these after every Salāh, Allāh will
forgive all his sins, grant him a great place in Jannah called,
“Hazhīrayul Quds,” shower him in His mercy seventy times and filfill
seventy of his needs, the least of which is forgiveness. In addition,
the āyah Shahidallāh… is a proven remedy for ailments of the joints.
[A‘māl Qurānī of Mawlānā Thānwī]

ِfْ#ِ2ْ ِ ً"َ/ ِ ْFِ*ْ ‫َِ]َ|ُ َو ُا ُا ا‬Fَ"ْ ‫ هُ َ َو ا‬U ‫ َ ِا‬Vِ‫ ا‬V ُ,U‫ َاﻥ‬
ُ ‫ِ َ( ا‬6َ‫ﺵ‬
ُ ِْ]َ<ْ ‫ هُ َ ا ْ*َ ِ[یْ ُ[ ا‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ِا‬V
Shahidallāhu annahu lā ilāha illā huwa wal malāikatu wa ulul ‘ilm
qāimam bil qist. Lā ilāha illā huwal ‘Azīzul Hakīm.

Allāh bears witness that there is no god but He and the Malāikah and
those of knowledge [also testify] that there is no god but He, Most
Honourable, Most Wise.
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‫َ&َ ُء‬+ ْU"َ ِ Bَ ْFُ"ْ ‫ع ا‬
ُ [ِ ْ-َ+ ‫َ&َ ُء َو‬+ َْ B َ ْFُ"ْ ‫ ا‬Nِ+ْZُ+ B ِ ْFُ"ْ ‫ ا‬B
َ ِ َ U ُ6ّF ‫> ا‬ِ ُ/
.ٌْ‫َ ِ(ی‬/ ‫ْ ٍء‬hَ‫> ﺵ‬  ُ‫ آ‬NَFَ B َ U‫ك ا ْ^َْ ُ ِاﻥ‬َ (ِ َِ ‫َ&َ ُء‬+ َْ ‫ل‬ Y Tِ ُ+ ‫َ&َ ُء َو‬+ َْ [Y ِ*ُ+ ‫َو‬
G
ِ َ"ْ ‫ ا‬ َ ِ hU َ<ْ ‫ج ا‬ ُ ِ ْ^ُ+ ‫> َو‬ ِ ْUF ‫ ا‬NِQ ‫َ َر‬6U- ‫ƒ ا‬ ُ ِ ُْ+ ‫َ ِر َو‬6U- ‫ ا‬NِQ > َ ْUF ‫ƒ ا‬ُ ِ ُْ+
‫ب‬
ٍ َ#ِ ِ َْaِ ‫َ&َ ُء‬+ َْ ‫ق‬ ُ ‫َْ ُز‬+ ‫ َو‬h  َ<ْ ‫ ا‬ َ ِ Gَ َ"ْ ‫ج ا‬ ُ ِ ْ^ُ+ ‫َو‬
Qulillāhumma Mālikal mulki tu-til mulka mimman tashāu wa tanzi‘ul
mulka man tashāu wa tu‘izzu man tashāu wa tuzillu man tashāu,
biyadikal khayr, innaka ‘alā kulli shayin qadīr. Tūlijul layla fin nahār
wa tūlijun nahāra fillayli wa tukhrijul hayya minal mayyiti wa tukhrijul
mayyita minal hayyi. Wa tarzuqu man tashāu bighayri hisāb.
Say: O Allāh! Master of Sovereignty! You grant sovereignty to who
You desire and remove sovereignty from whom You desire. You
honour whom You desire to and disgrace whom You desire to. In
Your hands is all good. Verily You have power over all things. You
make night enter into day and the day enter into night. You take the
living from the dead and the dead from the living. You grant
sustenance to whom You will without measure.
[Musnad al-Hārith, Tafsīr al-Baghawī, Tafsīr al-Bahr al-Madīd of Ibn ‘Ajībah - narration of
‘Alī  and ‘Amr bin al-‘Ās ]

 Whoever recites the following will have his sins forgiven even if
they are as numerous as the foam on the ocean.
33 times 
ِ ‫نا‬ َ َ<ْ)ُ‫ ﺱ‬Subhānallāh Pure is Allāh
33 times  ِ ‫ َا ْ<َ"ْ ُ( ا‬Alhamdulillāh All Praise belongs to Allāh
33 times  ُ َ)ْ‫ َاآ‬
ُ ‫ ا‬Allāhu Akbar Allāh is the greatest
*Once .ُ,َ B َ ْ‫ ﺵَ ِی‬V ُ (َ ْ ‫ َو‬
ُ ‫ ا‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ِا‬V
ٌْ‫َ ِ(ی‬/ ‫ْ ٍء‬hَ‫> ﺵ‬
 ُ‫ آ‬NَFَ َ ُ‫ُ ا ْ<َ"ْ ُ( َو ه‬,َ ‫ َو‬B ُ ْFُ"ْ ‫ُ ا‬,َ
Lā ilāha illallāhu wahdahu lā sharīka lahu. Lahul mulku wa lahul
hamdu wa huwa ‘alā kulli shayin qadīr
There is no god but Allāh alone Who has no partner. To Him belongs
all sovereignty and praise and He has power over all things.
[al-Bukhārī, Muslim, at-Tirmizī, an-Nasāī, Abū Dāwūd, Ibn Mājah, Ma‘āriful Hadīth
– narration of Abū Hurayrah ]
* Recite the Fourth Kalimah 10 times after each Salāh for ten
rewards, forgiveness of ten sins and rising of ten ranks.
[Kitābul Azkār, Fadāiluz Zikr]
For the ease of beginners on the spiritual path, my father advises, 33
times Subhānallāh, 33 times Alhamdulillāh, 34 times Allāhu Akbar,
thrice Salāt ‘alān Nabī, thrice istighfār, thrice Kalimah Tayyibah and
once Āyatul Kursī.
*For Reciting the fourth Kalimah once in the market one receives
10,000 rewards, one’s rank is raised by 10,000 and Allāh prepares a
magnificent palace in Jannah.
[at-Tirmizī, Ahmad, Ibn Mājah, Hākim, Ibnus Sunnī – narration of ‘Umar ]
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Masnūn Qurānic passages after Salāh

Recite Sūrah Yāsīn after Fajr.


Rasūlullāh  has said:
 “Yāsīn is the heart of the Qurān. Whoever reads it for Allāh and
the Ākhirah is forgiven.”
[an-Nasāī, Ibn Mājah, Abū Dāwūd, al-Bayhaqī, ad-Dāramī, Ibn Mardawīyah
– narration of Anas  and Ma‘qal ]
 He who recites Yāsīn once receives the reward of reciting the
Qurān ten times.
[at-Tirmizī, ad-Dāramī, al-Bayhaqī – narration of Anas  and Abū Hurayrah ]
 He who recites Yāsīn every night, dies as a shahīd.
[at-Tabrānī, Ibn Mardawīyah - narration of Anas ]
 He who recites it at the beginning of the day will have his needs
fulfilled and if he offers du‘ā it will be accepted.
[ad-Dāramī – narration of ‘Atā bin Abī Ribāh]
 Whoever reads it in the morning will have all his tasks eased
until night. Whoever reads it in the evening will have all his tasks
eased until morning.
[ad-Dāramī – narration of Ibn ‘Abbās ]
 If the reciter is in fear he will find safety, if he is sick he will be
cured, if he is hungry he will be satiated.
[Musnad Hārith bin Usāmah, al-Bayhaqī, Fadāilul Qurān – narration of Abū Qilābah]

After completing the Sūrah, it is recommended to recite the following


du‘ā. Ask whatever other du‘ā you wish.
.ً َ\َ‫ِ َ ُ ﻥ‬KA ‫َ ً َو‬FَQ ُ,َ%َ‫َ ً َو َاوْﺱ‬Fَ‫َ َر ﺹ‬6U- ‫ل هَذا ا‬ َ ‫و‬U ‫ْ*َ>ْ َا‬$‫ ا‬U ُ6ّF ‫ا‬
ْNِQ َ َ َْK B َ ُ َْ‫ب َاﺱ‬
 ‫ َر‬. َ ِْ"ِ ‫ا‬U ‫ِ َ ِة یَ َارْ َ َ ا‬Klْ ‫(ﻥَْ َو ا‬Y ‫َْ َ ا‬K B
َ ُ َْ‫َاﺱ‬
ُ (َ ْ*َ َ َ َْK ‫هَذا ا َْْ ِم َو‬
Allāhummaj‘al awwala hāzan nahāra salāhan wa awsatahu falāhan
wa ākhirahu najāhan. As-aluka khayrad dunyā wal ākhirati yā
Arhamar Rāhimīn. Rabbi as-aluka khayra mā fī hāzal yawmi wa
khayra mā ba‘dahu
O Allāh! Make the beginning of this day piety, its middle salvation
and its end success. I ask You the goodness of this world and the
Ākhirah O Most Merciful of those who show mercy.

Recite Sūratul Fath after Zhur


Rasūlullāh  has said:
 Sūratul Fath is more beloved to more than all things the sun has
shone upon.
[al-Bukhārī, an-Nasāī, at-Tirmizī – narration of ‘Umar ]
 Tonight such a Sūrah [al-Fath] was revealed to me which is
better than everything of the world.
[al-Bukhārī]
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According to Abū Bakr , when Rasūlullāh  departed from Makkah,
he recited the small part of the Sūrah which had been revealed till
then.

This Sūrah protects against hateful and jealous people. It causes


domination against all enemies.
[Ashraf ‘Alī Thānwī]

After completing the Sūrah, it is recommended to recite the following


du‘ā. Ask whatever other du‘ā you wish.

V ‫ْ َو‬Nِ ُْ]ْ‫ َو ا‬h


U َFَ ُْْ-َ+ V ‫ْ َو‬Nِ‫ َو اﻥُْْﻥ‬h U َFَ ِْ*ُ+ V ‫ َو‬  ِ‫ َا‬U ُ6َF َ‫ا‬
h
U َFَ Nَaَ َْ NَFَ ْNِ‫ْ َو اﻥُْْﻥ‬Nِ ‫ُ(َى‬6ْ ‫ ِ ا‬#َ‫ْ َو ی‬Nِ‫ َو اهْ ِ(ﻥ‬h
U َFَ ُْ]ْ"َ+
Allāhumma a‘inni wa lā tu‘in ‘alayya wansurnī wa lā tansur ‘alayya
wamkur lī wa lā tamkur ‘alayya wahdinī wa yassiril hudā lī wansurnī
‘alā man baghā ‘alayya
O Allāh! Assist me and do not assist against me. Help me and do not
help against me. Plan for me and do not plan against me. Guide me
and ease guidance for me. Help me against those wrong me.

Recite Sūratunba after ‘Asr


This is a tried and tested formula of the elders for the bounties of the
world and Ākhirah and opening of ways.
[Bayānul Qurān of Ashraf ‘Alī Thānwī]
It is said that all the achievements, progress and ways which opened
for ash-Shaykh ‘Abdul Qādir al-Jīlānī were due to this Sūrah.
[Manāqibush Shaykh of Ibnul Jawzī]
After completing the Sūrah, it is recommended to recite the following
du‘ā. Ask whatever other du‘ā you wish.
>
ٍ َ"َ ْ‫ل َاو‬
ٍ َْ/ ِْ َ6َْ ‫ب ِا‬
َ U َ/ َ ‫َ َو‬6َ"ِْ*َ‫|َ َو ﻥ‬U-َ\ْ ‫ ا‬B
َ ُ َْ‫ْ َاﺱ‬N‫ ِاﻥ‬U ُ6UF َ‫ا‬
Allāhumma innī as-alukal jannata wa na‘īmahā wa mā qarraba ilayhā
min qawlin aw ‘amalin
O Allāh! Verily I ask You Jannah and its comforts and what will draw
me closer to it by word or deed.

Recite Sūratul Wāqi‘ah after Maghrib


After completing the Sūrah, it is recommended to recite the following
du‘ā. Ask whatever other du‘ā you wish.
Rasūlullāh  has said:
 He who recites Sūratul Wāqi‘ah every night will never suffer from
hunger. He who is continous in its recitation will through the grace of
Allāh never suffer from neediness. Read it yourselves and teach it to
your children.
[Ibn ad-Darīs, Ibn Mardawīyah, Abū ‘Ubayd, Abū Ya‘lā, Ibnus Sunnī, al-Bayhaqī
– narration of ‘Abdullāh bin Mas‘ūd ]
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 He who recites it every night will not suffer from neediness.
[Ibn ‘Asākir, Ibnus Sunnī, al-Bayhaqī – narration of ‘Abdullāh bin al-‘Abbās ]

When ‘Abdullāh bin Mas‘ūd  neared death, ‘Uthmān  asked him,


“What have you left for your children?” He replied, “I have left them
Sūratul Wāqi‘ah. It will never leave them in need.
[Ibn Abī Shaybah – narration of Abul ‘Āliyah]
According to the narration of Ibn Mas‘ūd , the Sūrah is called,
“Sūratul Ghinā,” (the Sūrah of wealth) in the heavens.
After completing the Sūrah, it is recommended to recite the following
du‘ā. Ask whatever other du‘ā you wish.
h
U َFَ Bَ ِ/ْ‫ ِرز‬Iَ َ‫ْ*َ>ْ َاوْﺱ‬$‫ ا‬U ُ6UF َ‫ ا‬.‫ي‬ َ َ َْ Nَ-ِu ‫ي َو‬ َ َ-ِu Bَ ُ َْ‫ْ َاﺱ‬NU‫ ِاﻥ‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
ُ َ ِKA ْ‫َْ َ ُ"ْ ِى‬K ْ>َ*ْ$‫ع ُ"ْ ِىْ َو ا‬ ِ َ%ِ2ْ‫ْ َو اﻥ‬NU-ِ‫ْ َ( آِ)َ ِ ﺱ‬-ِ
ِ,ِْQ ‫ك‬
َ َ2ْ ‫ْ یَْ َم َا‬NِU‫َْ َ َای‬K ‫ُ َو‬,َ"ِ+‫ََا‬K ْNِFَ"َ َ َْK ‫َو‬
Allāhumma innī as-aluka ghināya wa ghinā mawlāya. Allāhumaj‘al
awsa‘a rizqika ‘alayya ‘inda kibari sinnī wanqitā‘ ‘umri waj‘al khayra
‘umrī ākhirahu wa khayra ‘amalī khawātimahu wa khayra ayyāmī
yawma alqāka fīhi
O Allāh! I ask You for my wealth and the wealth of my benefactor. O
Allāh! Grant the most abundant part of Your sustenance to me during
my old age and the end of my life and make the best part of my life
its last part. Make my best deed my concluding deed, and the best
day the day I meet You.

For Reciting Sūrah Alif Lām Mīm Sajdah & Sūratul Mulk [after
Maghrib] one receives the reward of Laylatul Qadr as well as 70
virtues and 70 evils are removed.
[at-Tirmizī, Ahmad, ad-Dārmī, Hākim, Ibn Mardawīyah – narration Ibn ‘Umar]
After completing the Sūrahs, it is recommended to recite the
following du‘ā. Ask whatever other du‘ā you wish.
ْN-َ 
ُ َْQ َ ْ`َ*ْ ‫ ا‬J
Y ِ<ُ+ ‚ ُ`َ B
َ U‫ ِاﻥ‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
Allāhumma innaka ‘afūwun tuhibbul ‘afwa fa‘fu ‘annī
O Allāh, You are Most Pardoning, You love to pardon, pardon me.

Recite Sūratul Mulk after ‘Ishā


It provides protection against all punishments of the world and
Ākhirah, especially that of the grave.
[Abū Dāwūd, Ahmad, an-Nasāī – narration of al-‘Abbās ]

Rasūlullāh  has said: “I desire that this Sūrah be in the heart of


every Mumin.” [i.e. that every Mumin memorises it]
[Hākim]
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This Sūrah continues to beg for the forgiveness of its reciter until he
is forgiven.
[Ibn Hibbān – narration of Abū Hurayrah ]
After completing the Sūrah, it is recommended to recite the following
du‘ā. Ask whatever other du‘ā you wish.
G
َ ْ‫ َاﻥ‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ِا‬V .ِ ْ)َ2ْ ‫ب ا‬
ِ ‫ا‬Tَ ِْ B
َ ِ ‫ْ َاُْ ُذ‬N‫ ِاﻥ‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
Allāhumma innī a‘ūzu bika min ‘azābil qabri. Lā ilāha illa anta
O Allāh! Verily I seek Your protection against the punishment of the
grave. There is no god but You.

Recite Sūratul Kahf Yawmul Jumu‘ah


For protection against the tribulations of ad-Dajjāl. Rasūlullāh  has
said that a light is established until the next Jumu‘ah for the one who
recites it on the day of Jumu‘ah.
[Hākim, al-Bayhaqī – narration of Abū Sa ‘īd al-Khudrī ]
He who recites its first ten āyāt will be protected from the tribulations
of ad-Dajjāl.
[Ahmad, Muslim, Abū Dāwūd, an-Nasāī, at-Tirmizī, al-Bayhaqī, Ibn Hibbān, Ibn
Mardawīyah, Ibnud Darīs, Hākim – narration of Abud Dardā ]
He who recites its last ten āyāt will be protected from the power of
ad-Dajjāl.
[Ahmad, Muslim, at-Tabrānī, Abū ‘Ubayd, an-Nasāī, ar-Rūyānī, Ibnud Darīs, Abū Ya‘lā –
narration of Abud Dardā  and Thawbān]
Whoever recites the Sūrah during the night of Jumu‘ah a light is
created for him equal to the distance between him and the Ka‘bah.
[ad-Dārmī, al-Bayhaqī, Ibn Mardawīyah, at-Tabrānī, Ibn Diyā, Hākim – narration of Abū
Sa‘īd al-Khudrī ]
Whoever reads it every Jumu‘ah his sins until the next Jumu‘ah are
forgiven.
[Ibnud Darīs narration of Abul Muhallib ]
Whoever reads it every Jumu‘ah before the Imām arrives, his sins
since the previous Jumu‘ah are forgiven.
[Musnad Sa‘īd bin Mansūr – narration of Khālid bin Ma‘dān]

After completing the Sūrah, it is recommended to recite the following


du‘ā. Ask whatever other du‘ā you wish.
‫ب‬
ِ ‫ا‬Tَ ‫َ)ْ ِ َو‬2ْ ‫َ|ِ ا‬-ْ8ِQ ‫ ِر َو‬U- ‫َ|ِ ا‬-ْ8ِQ َ‫ ِر و‬U- ‫ب ا‬ِ ‫ا‬Tَ ِْ B َ ِ ‫ْ َاُْذ‬N‫ ِاﻥ‬U ُ6UF َ‫ا‬
‫ل‬
ِ U$(U ‫ ا‬
ِ ِْ#َ"ْ ‫َ|ِ ا‬-ْ8ِQ  َ‫ْ ِ َو ِْ ﺵ‬2َ`ْ ‫َ|ِ ا‬-ْ8ِQ  َ‫ َو ﺵ‬Nَ-ِaْ ‫َ|ِ ا‬-ْ8ِQ  َ‫َ)ْ ِ َو ﺵ‬2ْ ‫ا‬
‫ت‬
ِ َ"َ"ْ ‫َ|ِ ا ْ"َ<َْ َو ا‬-ْ8ِQ ِْ ‫َو‬
Allāhumma innī a‘ūzu bika min ‘azābin nāri wa fitnatin nāri wa fitnatil
qabri wa ‘azābil qabri wa sharri fitnatil ghinā wa sharri fitnatil faqri wa
min sharri fitnatil masīhid Dajjāl wa min fitnatil mahyāwal mamāt
O Allāh! Verily I seek Your protection against the punishment of the
Fire and the tribulations of the Fire, the tribulations of the grave and
the punishment of the grave, the evil tribulation of wealth, the evil
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tribulation of poverty, the evil tribulation of the deceiving anti-Christ
and the tribulations of life and death.

Recite Sūratul A’lā during the night of Jumu‘āh


Rasūlullāh  emphasised its reading at that time and was fond of
this Sūrah.
[Ahmad, Ibn Abī Shaybah, Muslim, Bazzār, Ibn Mardawīyah, Hākim, Ibn Mājah, Ibnud Darīs
– narration of ‘Alī  and Abū ‘Utbah al-Khawlānī ]

Daily Practices of the Saints


 Recite as much Qurān as possible. One who has memorised the
Qurān should recite as least 3 Juz.
 BEFORE FAJR: The 12 Tasbīhāt – Lā ilā illallāh 200 times,
illallāh 400 times, Allāh (with two “Darb” – consult shaykh) 600 times,
Allāh 100 times)
 FAJR: Sūratul Fātihah 41 times. Istighfār 100 times. Between the
Sunnah and Fard of Fajr

َ ‫ْ`ِ ُ ا‬aَ8ْ‫ِْ ِ َاﺱ‬gَ*ْ ‫ ا‬
ِ ‫نا‬
َ َ<ْ)ُ‫ َو ِ<َ"ْ ِ( ِ ﺱ‬
ِ ‫نا‬
َ َ<ْ)ُ‫ﺱ‬
Subhānallāhi wa bihamdihi subhānallāhil ‘azhīm. Istaghfirullāh
Pure is Allāh with His praise pure is Allāh Most Magnificent. I seek
Allāh’s forgiveness.
Then recite Kalimah Tayyibah 100 times, followed by Salāt ‘alan
Nabī  (Darood) 100 times.
 ZHUR: Kalimah Tayyibah 100 times, followed by Salāt ‘alan Nabī
 (Darood) 100 times, then (ُ َ"U ‫ ا‬
ُ ‫ ا‬Allāhus Samad 500 times.
 ‘ASR: The du’ā of Yūnus  100 times

َ ِْ"ِ Ug ‫ ا‬
َ ِ G
ُ ْ-ُ‫ْ آ‬h‫ ِإﻥ‬B
َ َ‫ ﺱُ)ْ<َﻥ‬G
َ ْ‫ َأﻥ‬U ‫ َ إِ ََ ِإ‬
Lā ilāha illā Anta. Subhānaka. Innī kuntu minazhālimīn.
There is no god but You. You are free of all defect. Verily I have
been of the worng-doers. [Āyah 87 of Sūratul Ambiyā]
 MAGHRIB: Kalimah Tayyibah 100 times, followed by Salāt ‘alan
Nabī  100 times.
 ISHĀ: Kalimah Tayyibah 100 times, followed by Salāt ‘alan
Nabī  100 times.

In addition, complete a section of Munājāt Maqbūl daily.

NB: Recite whatever Salāt ‘alan Nabī  is easiest. Kalimah Tayyibah


refers to Lā ilāha illallāh Muhammadur Rasūlullāh.
[Munājāt Māqbūl]
Recite Allāh Allāh slightly loud 3,000-24,000 times within each 24
hours.
[Mashāikh Chist]
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Complete a recitation of Allāh 5,000 times from the heart within 24
hours. Move the tongue and keep the eyes closed. Practise Pās
Nafās, the breathing zikr of ُ‫ا ه‬ Allāh Hu. When drawing inhaling,
recite ‫ا‬ and ponder that that is the Being with whom my heart is
being enlightened. When exhaling recite ‫ ه‬and ponder that that is
the Being with whom the entire world is being enlightened.
[Mashāikh Naqshband]
Mawlānā Rashīd Ahmad Gangohī said, “The Chistī way is beneficial
for youngsters and the Naqshbandī way is beneficial for the elderly.”
[Tazkiratur Rashīd]

TO VISIT AL-MADĪNAH AL-MUNAWWARAH

Recite excessive Salāt ‘alan Nabī , whichever is easiest, during the


day and night of Jumu‘ah. A minimum quota of 300 times daily is
required to be considered of those who frequesntly recite Salāt ‘alan
Nabī .

[Mawlānā Rashīd Ahmad Gangohī]


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Nafl Salāh
 Tahajjud
Rasūlullāh  said, “The night Salāh is the most virtuous Salāh after
the Fard Salāh just as the fast of Āshūrā is the most virtuous after
the fast of Ramadān.”
[Muslim, Ibn Abid Dunyā, Ma’āriful Hadīth – narration of Abū Hurayrah ]
Some elders emphasise the fast of Shawwāl because its reward is
given with that of the Fard fasts.
[Mawā‘izh Ashrafīyah – Ashraf Alī Thānwī ]
Tahajjud consists of 2-12 Rak‘āt.

 Ishrāq
Rasūlullāh  said, “He who peforms Fajr with Jamā‘āh then sits
engaged in Zikrullāh until after sunrise and then performs two rak‘āt
receives the reward of a Hajj and ‘Umrah.”
[at-Tirmizī, Abush Shaykh, al-Hisn al-Hasīn – narration of Anas ]
If for some necessity you have to leave the Masjid, perform the two
rak‘āt after sunrise. It will not be bereft of reward.

 Duhā (Chāst)
A Hadīth Qudsī narrates Allāh as saying, “O Sons of Ādam! Perform
four Rak‘āt for My sake in the beginning of the day, I shall suffice you
until the end of the day,” (ease all your difficulties).
[Ahmad, at-Tirmizī, an-Nasāī, al-Mishkāt – narration of Anas  and Abud Dardā ]
Rasūlullāh  said, “Charity is obligatory on each joint of the body.
Two rak‘āt of Duhā suffices for this.”
[Muslim, Abū Dāwūd, an-Nasāī, ad-Dāramī, Ahmad, al-Mishkāt, Ibn Hibbān - narration of
Abū Zarr  and Buraydah ]
Rasūlullāh  said that Jannah has a gate called, “ad-Duhā.”
Whoever is punctual with this Salāh will enter through this gate.
[at-Tabrānī, Ibn ‘Asākir – narration of Abū Hurayrah  and Anas ]
Rasūlullāh  said that he who is regular with this Salāh will have all
his sins forgiven even if they are as numerous as the foam of the
sea.
[Ahmad, at-Tirmizī, Ibn Shāhīn – narration of Abū Hurayrah ]
Duhā consists of 2-12 Rak‘āt

 Awwābīn
Rasūlullāh  said that he who performs six Rak‘āt after Maghrib,
receives the reward of 12 years of ‘Ibādah. This is on condition that
he neither commits any evil nor utters any useless speech in
between.
[Ibn Khuzaymah, al-Bayhaqī, Ma‘āriful Hadīth – narration of Abū Hurayrah ]
If one cannot perform six, perform four or at least two.
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To gain additional closeness to Allāh, one may institute multiple
intentions during nafl Salāh. Therefore add these intentions in at the
least the last two Rak‘āt of your nafl.
1. Salātut Tawbah – repent of all minor and major sins.
2. Salātul Hājah – for your current and future needs and that of
all friends, family, beloved ones and Muslims
3. Salātush Shukr – gratitude for all bounties, those we are
aware of and those we are not.
4. Salātul Istikhārah – seeking goodness in all one’s work for
the day. If you recite the du‘ā, replace V‫ا‬ ‫ ان هذا‬with
ٍ ْ‫ي َا‬
ّ ‫ ا‬Ayy amrin.
 Salātul Hājah (Need)
Rasūlullāh  said: When you have any need from Allāh or any
person, perform wudū well. Perform two Rak‘āt. After Sālam praise
Allāh and convey salutations upon me. Then recite
ِ,Fِ (ُ ْ"َ<ْ ‫ َا‬.ِ ِْgَ*ْ ‫ش ا‬ِ َْ*ْ ‫ب ا‬  ‫ َر‬ِ ‫نا‬ َِ َ<ْ)ُ‫ ﺱ‬.ُ ْ‫ِْ ُ ا ْ]َ ِی‬Fَ<ْ ‫ ا‬ُ ‫ ا‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ِا‬V
ِْ َ|َ"ِْ-َaْ ‫ َو ا‬B َ ِ+َ ِ`ْaَ َ ِ[َ َ ‫ َو‬B
َ ِ8َ"ْ ‫ت َر‬ ِ َ)ِ$ُْ B َ ُ َْ‫ َاﺱ‬. َ ِْ"َ َ*ْ ‫ب ا‬ ‫َر‬
U ‫ هَ"{ ِا‬V ‫ُ َو‬,َ+َْ`َu U ‫ْ ذﻥْ)ً ِا‬Nِ ْ‫َ َ(ع‬+ V .ٍ ْy‫> ِا‬  ُ‫ََ|َ ِْ آ‬FU# ‫> ِ … َو ا‬  ُ‫آ‬

َ ِْ"ِ ‫ا‬U ‫َ یَ َارْ َ َ ا‬6َ8َْ4َ/ U ‫ ِا‬Nً‫ ِرﺽ‬B َ َ N
َ ِ‫َ|ً ه‬$َ V ‫ُ َو‬,َ8ْ$U َQ
Lā ilāha illallāhul Halīmul Karīm. Subhānallāhi Rabbil ‘Arshil ‘Azhīm.
Alhamdu lillāhi Rabbil ‘Ālamīn. As-aluka mūjibāti rahmatika wa
‘azāima maghfiratika wal ghanīmata min kulli birrin was salāmata
min kulli ithmin. Lā tada‘ lī zamban illā ghafartahu wa lā hamman illā
farrajtahu wa lā hājatan hiya laka ridan illā qadaytahā, yā Arhamar
Rāhimīn
There is no god but Allāh, Most Lenient and Generous. All praise be
to Allāh, Lord of the worlds. I ask of You that which will secure for me
Your mercy; those resolves which will earn me Your forgiveness; the
wealth of all pious deeds and safety from all sin. Do not leave any sin
of mine except that You forgive it, no worry except that You relieve it
and no need pleasing to You except that You fulfil it. O Most Merciful
of those who show mercy.
[at-Tirmizī, Ibn Mājah, Hākim, Ibn Hibbān, Ibn Najjār, Bazzār, Ibn Mandah, al-Amālī of al-
Mukhlis – narration of ‘Abdullāh bin Abī Awfā  and Abū Hurayrah ]
Thereafter beg Allāh with full humility for your need.

 Salātul Istikhārah (seeking guidance and goodness)


Jābir bin ‘Abdillāh , Abū Sa‘īd al-Khudrī  and Abū Hurayrah  all
narrate, “Rasūlullāh  taught us Istikhārah just as he used to teach
us a Sūrah of the Qurān.”
[al-Bukhārī, Abū Dāwūd, at-Tirmizī, Ibn Hibbān, at-Tabrānī, Ibn Abī Shaybah, al-Kharāitī,
al-Bayhaqī, an-Nasāī]
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Rasūlullāh  said, “He who performs Istikhārah will neither be
humiliated nor suffer loss.”
[at-Tabrānī, Tarīkh Baghdād – narration of ‘Alī  and Anas ]
He also said, “Performance of Istikhārah is a sign of good intentions.
Failing to perform Istikhārah is a misfortune.”
[at-Tirmizī, Hākim – narration of Sa‘d ]
He also said that when an important matter arises, perform two
Rak‘āt nafl, not of the Fard Salāh, and recite:
B
َ ِFْ4َQ ِْ B َ ُ َْ‫ َو َاﺱ‬B َ ِ+‫ُ(ْ َر‬2ِ ‫ك‬
َ ‫ْ ِ( ُر‬2َ8ْ‫ َو َاﺱ‬B َ ِ"ْFِ*ِ ‫ك‬
َ ُ ِْ^َ8ْ‫ْ َاﺱ‬N‫ ِاﻥ‬U ُ6F ‫ا‬
.‫ب‬ِ ُُْaْ ‫ ُم ا‬UFَ G َ ْ‫َ ُ َو َاﻥ‬Fْ‫ َا‬V ‫َ ُ َو‬Fْ*َ+ ‫ْ ِ( ُر َو‬/‫ َا‬V ‫ْ ِ( ُر َو‬2َ+ B َ U‫َِﻥ‬Q .ِ ِْgَ*ْ ‫ا‬
ِ|َ)ِ/َ ‫ْ َو‬Nِ‫ْ َو َ*َﺵ‬Nِ-ْ‫ْ ِدی‬NِQ ْNِ ٌَْK َ َْْ ‫ن هَذا ا‬ U ‫َ ُ َا‬Fْ*َ+ G
َ ْ-ُ‫ ِانْ آ‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
‫ن هَذا‬ U ‫َ ُ َا‬Fْ*َ+ G
َ ْ-ُ‫ َو ِانْ آ‬.ِ,ِْQ ْNِ ْ‫ َ ِرك‬U ُy ْNِ ُ ْ#َ‫ْ َو ی‬Nِ ُ ْ‫ْ ِ(ر‬/َQ ْ‫َاْ ِى‬
‫ْ َو‬N-َ ُ,ْQِ ْ‫َﺹ‬Q ْ‫ِ)َ|ِ َاْ ِى‬/َ ‫ْ َو‬Nِ‫ْ َو َ*َﺵ‬Nِ-ْ‫ْ ِدی‬NِQ ْNِ ‚ َ‫ا َْْ َ ﺵ‬
ِ,ِ ْNِ-ِ‫ َارْﺽ‬U ُy ‫ن‬ َ َ‫ آ‬j ُ َْ َ َْ^ْ ‫ ا‬N َ ِ ْ‫ْ ِ(ر‬/‫ َو ا‬.ُ,ْ-َ ْNِ-ْQِ ْ‫اﺹ‬
Allāhumma innī astakhīruka bi ‘ilmika wa astaqdiruka biqudratika wa
as-aluka min fadlikal ‘azhīm. Fa-innaka taqdiru wa lā aqdiru. Wa ta
‘lamu wa lā a‘lamu. Wa Anta ‘allāmul ghuyūb. Allāhumma in kunta
ta‘lam anna hāzal amr khayrul lī fī dīnī wa ma‘āshī wa ‘āqibati amrī
faqdirhu lī wa yassirhu lī thumma bārik lī fīhi. Wa in kunta ta‘lam
anna hāzal amr sharrul lī fī dīnī wa ma‘āshī wa ‘āqibati amrī fasrifhu
‘annī wasrifnī ‘anhu. Waqdir liyal khayra haythu kāna thumma ardinī
bihi
O Allāh! Verily I seek from You goodness through Your knowledge
and I seek strength from You through Your strength and I ask of
Your immense bounty. For Verily You have strength and I have no
strength. You have knowledge and I have no knowledge. You are the
Knower of everything unseen. O Allāh! If You know this matter to be
good for me in my Dīn, my life and the end of my affair, decree it for
me, ease it for me and bless me in it. If however You know this
matter to be bad for me in my Dīn, my life and the end of my affair,
avert it from me and avert me from it. Decree good for me wherever
it may be and make me pleased with it.
[Musnad Abī Hanīfah, al-Bukhārī, Abū Dāwūd, at-Tirmizī, Ibn Hibbān ‘Abd bin Humayd,
Abū Ya‘lā, ‘Abdur Razzāq, Ibn Abī Shaybah, al-Kharāitī, al-Bayhaqī, an-Nasāī, Ibnus Sunnī,
Bazzār, at-Tabrānī, Ibn ‘Asākir, Ibn Mājah, ash-Shāmī, Ibn Abid Dunyā, Ibn Rushd, al-
Baghawī, Tarīkh Baghdād – narration of Ibn Mas‘ūd , Jābir  and Abū Hurayrah ]
Mention the need in place of the underlined words or at least ponder
over it when reading the underlined words.
When an important decision has to be made, e.g. marriage,
employment etc, seek goodness from Allāh in this manner.
Inshāallāh there will be no problem in the matter.
The Sunnah is to perform Istikhārah oneself, not to ask others to
perform it on one’s behalf. It is however Sunnah to consult with
others. Continue Istikhārah as long as indecision remains. Do not
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implement anything as long as there is no inclination to any particular
decision. Rasūlullāh  had said, “When faced with an important
matter perform Istikhārah seven times. Thereafter act on what your
heart says.”
[Ibnus Sunnī, ad-Daylamī – narration of Anas ]

If a decision has to be hastily reached and there is no time for Salāh


etc, recite one of these two du‘ās several times inshāallāh Allāh will
guide you:
ْNِ ِْ8ْK‫ْ َو ا‬Nِ ِْK U ُ6ّF ‫ا‬
Allāhumma khir lī wakhtir lī
O Allāh! Give me goodness and You choose for me.
[at-Tirmizī, al-Bayhaqī, Abū Ya‘lā – narration of Abū Bakr ]

ْNِ‫ْ یَ َرﺵِْ ُ( َارْﺵِ(ْﻥ‬Nِ‫ْ)ِْﻥ‬K‫َ)ِْ ُ َا‬K َ‫ْ ی‬Nِ-ْ"Fَ ُ ِْFَ َ‫ی‬


Yā ‘Alīmu ‘allimnī. Yā Khabīru akhbirnī. Yā Rashīdu arshidnī.
O All-Knowing, let me know. O All-Informed, inform me. O Guide,
guide me.
When faced with important decisions, the Mashāikh would recite the
Istikhārah du‘ā after fard Salāh, in addition to the above practices.

 Salātut Tasbīh
Rasūlullāh  taught this special Salāh to his paternal uncle, al-
‘Abbās  and said, “If you do this Allāh will forgive all your sins, be
they past or future, old or new, unintended or deliberate, minor or
major.”
[at-Tirmizī, Abū Dāwūd, an-Nasāī, Ibn Mājah, Ibn Khuzaymah, Hākim, at-Tabrānī, Ibn
‘Asākir, Hulyatul Awliyā of Abū Nu‘aym, al-Bayhaqī, al-Mishkāt – narration of Ibn al-‘Abbās
, Ibn ‘Umar  and Abū Rāfi‘ ]
There is no stipulated time for this Salāh. However, it is better if is
performed after Zawāl of Yawmul Jumu‘ah, before the Khutbah.

Method:
Make your intention of 4 Rak‘āt Salāh. Recite 75 times in each
Rak‘āh
ُ َ)ْ‫ َاآ‬
ُ ‫ َو ا‬
ُ ‫ ا‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ِا‬V ‫ َو‬
ِ (ُ ْ"َ<ْ ‫ َو ا‬
ِ ‫نا‬
َ َ<ْ)ُ‫ﺱ‬
Subhānallāh. Walhamdu lillāh. Wa lā ilāha illallāhu wallāhu Akbar
Allāh is most pure. All praise belongs to Allāh. There is no god but
Allāh. Allāh is the greatest.

Some elders prefer to add the following as well:


ِ ِْgَ*ْ ‫ ا‬h
 ِFَ*ْ ‫ ا‬
ِ ِ U ‫ َة ِا‬U ُ/ V ‫ل َو‬
َ َْ V ‫َو‬
Wa lā hawla wa lā quwwata illā billāhil ‘Alīyil ‘Azhīm
There is no ability avoid evil and no power to do good except through
Allāh, Most High, Most Mighty.
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In the first Rak‘āt after the thanā, Fātihah and Qirāah, recite it 15
times. Thereafter 10 times each as follows. 10 times during rukū‘
after the Masnūn recitation. 10 times in qawmah (standing after
ruku‘). 10 times in each Sajdah after the Masnūn recitation. 10 times
whilst sitting between the two Sajdahs. After the second Sajdah sit
and recite 10 times. [The 75 are now completed]. Thereafter arise for
the second Rak‘ah without repeating Allāhu Akbar. Complete 75 in
each Rak‘āh the same way. In the second and fourth Rak‘āt recite 10
times whilst sitting after the second Sajdah then recite at-Tahīyāt.
[Abū Dāwūd, Ibn Mājah, al-Bayhaqī, al-Hisn al-Hasīn, Ma‘āriful Hadīth
– narration of Ibn al-‘Abbās ]

 Memorisation of the Qurān


Whoever wishes to memorise the Qurān should perform the
following during the last third of the night before Jumu‘ah. If unable
to, then after half the night has passed. If unable to do that as well,
then at the beginning of the night. Perform 4 Rak‘āt, reciting al-
Fātihah in each. In the first Rak’ah recite the entire Yāsīn after al-
Fātihāh. Similarly ad-Dukhān (Juz 25) in the second, Alif Lām Mīm
Sajdah (Juz 21) in the third and al-Mulk (Juz 29) in the fourth. In the
final Tashshahud praise Allāh and convet salutations upon
Rasūlullāh  and all the Ambiyā. Seek forgiveness for yourself and
all male and female believers, especially those brethren who are
deceased. Then offer the following du‘ā.
V َ  َ UFَ]َ+‫ْ َانْ َا‬Nِ-ْ"َ ْ‫ْ َو ار‬Nِ-َ8َْ2ْ‫ْ َاَ(ًا َ َا‬Nِ‫ك ا ْ"َ*َﺹ‬ ِ َْ8ِ ْNِ-ْ"َ ْ‫ ار‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
‫ت‬
ِ ‫"َوَا‬U# ‫ ا‬Iَ ْ‫ َ ِ(ی‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ ا‬.ْN-َ B َ ِْ‫ِْ"َ یُْﺽ‬Q ِ َgU- ‫َْ َ ا‬K ْNِ-ْ/‫ْ َو ا ْر ُز‬Nِ-ِْ-ْ*َ‫ی‬
َ‫ ی‬ُ ‫ یَ َا‬Bَ ُ َْ‫َُا ُم َاﺱ‬+ V ْNِ8U ‫[ ِة ا‬U ِ*ْ ‫ل َو ا ِْآَْا ِم َو ا‬ ِ َFَ\ْ ‫ض ذا ا‬ ِ ْ‫َو ا ْر‬
‫ْ َو‬Nِ-َ8ْ"UFَ َ"َ‫ آ‬B َ َِ8ِ‫َ آ‬iْ`ِ ْNِ)ْFَ/ ‫ْ ِ[ َم‬Fُ+ ْ‫ َان‬B َ ِ6ْ$‫ َو ﻥُْ ِر َو‬B َ ِ َFَ\ِ ‫ن‬ُ َ"ْ َ‫ر‬
‫ت‬
ِ ‫"َوَا‬U# ‫ ا‬Iَ ْ‫ َ ِ(ی‬U ُ6UF ‫ ا‬.ْN-َ B َ ِْ‫ىْ یُْﺽ‬Tِ U ‫<ْ ِ ا‬U- ‫ ا‬NَFَ ُ ‫ْ ََا‬/‫ْ َانْ َا‬Nِ-ْ/‫ارْ ُز‬
َ‫ ی‬ُ ‫ یَ َا‬Bَ ُ َْ‫َُا ُم َاﺱ‬+ V ْNِ8U ‫[ ِة ا‬U ِ*ْ ‫ل َو ا ِْآَْا ِم َو ا‬ ِ َFَ\ْ ‫ض ذا ا‬ ِ ْ‫َو ا َْر‬
ِ,ِ ;َ ِFْ%ُ+ ْ‫ ََ ِىْ َو َان‬B َ َِ8ِ]ِ ‫َ  َر‬-ُ+ ْ‫ َان‬B
َ ِ6ْ$‫ َو ﻥُْ ِر َو‬B َ ِ َFَ\ِ ‫ن‬ُ َ"ْ ‫َر‬
ِ,ِ >َ ِ#ْaَ+ ْ‫ِ ﺹَ(ْ ِرىْ َو َان‬,ِ ‫ح‬ َ َ ْ&َ+ ْ‫ْ َو َان‬Nِ)ْFَ/ َْ ِ,ِ ‫ج‬ َ  َ`ُ+ ْ‫ْ َو َان‬Nِ‫َﻥ‬#ِ
‫ل َو‬ َ َْ V ‫ َو‬G َ ْ‫ َاﻥ‬U ‫ِ ِا‬,ِْ+Zُ‫ ی‬V ‫ك َو‬ َ ُ َْu ;  َ<ْ ‫ ا‬NَFَ ْNِ-ُ-ِْ*ُ‫ ی‬V ُ,U‫َِﻥ‬Q ْNِ‫َ َ(ﻥ‬
ِ ِْgَ*ْ ‫ ا‬h ِFَ*ْ ‫ِ ا‬,UF ِ U ‫ َة ِا‬U ُ/ V
Allāhummār hamnī bitarkil ma‘āsī abadam mā abqaytanī warhamnī
an atakallafa mā lā ya‘nīnī warzuqnī khayran nazhari fīmā yurdīka
‘annī. Allāhumma Badī‘as Samāwāti wal ardi Zal Jalāli wal Ikrāmi wal
‘izzatillatī lā turāmu as-aluka yā Allāh yā Rahmān bijalālika wa nūri
wajhika an tulzima qalbī hifzha kitābika kamā ‘allamtanī warzuqnī an
iqra-ahu ‘alan nahwillazī yurdīka ‘annī. Allāhumma Badī‘as Samāwāti
wal ardi Zal Jalāli wal Ikrāmi wal ‘izzatillatī lā turāmu as-aluka yā
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Allāh yā Rahmān bijalālika wa nūri wajhika an tunawwira bikitābika
basarī wa tutliqa bihi lisānī wa an tufarrija bihi ‘an qalbī wa an
tashraha bihi sadrī wa an taghsila bihi badanī fa-innahu lā yu‘īnunī
‘alāl haqqi ghayruka wa lā yutīhi illā anta. Wa lā hawla wa lā
quwwata illā billāhil ‘Alīyil ‘Azhīm
O Allāh! Have mercy on me that I leave disobedience forever for as
long as You make me live. Have that I do not pursue matters
meaningless to me. Bless me with good gazes which please You
with me. O Allāh! Creator of the heavens and earth. Possessor of
majesty, nobility and honour which never leaves! I ask You O Allāh!
O Most Merciful! Through Your majesty and the light of Your
Countenance that You keep my heart firm in the memorisation of
Your Book as You taught me. Grant that I read it in a manner
pleasing unto You. O Allāh! Creator of the heavens and earth.
Possessor of majesty, nobility and honour which never leaves! I ask
You O Allāh! O Most Merciful! Through Your majesty and the light of
Your Countenance that You lighten my sight with Your Book, that
through it You make my tongue flow, that through it You relieve my
heart, that through it You expand my chest, that through it You
cleanse my body. Verily there is none to aid me in the truth besides
You. None gives it besides You. There is no ability avoid evil and no
power to do good except through Allāh, Most High, Most Mighty.
[at-Tirmizī, an-Nasāī, Hākim, at-Tabrānī, ad-Dārqutnī, Ibnus Sunnī, Ibn Mardawīyah, Jāmi‘ul
Akhlāq of al-Khatīb al-Baghdādī, Ibnud Diyā, al-‘Aqīlī, Ibn Kathīr, Ibn ‘Asākir, Siyar A‘lāmun
Nubalā of az-Zahabī, al-Mishkāt, Fadāilul Qurān – narration of ‘Alī  and Ibn ‘Abbās ]

This deed should be done for seven nights (before Jumu‘āh) without
losing any week in between. The best is if one can recite these
Sūrahs in Salāh as described. If one cannot recite from memory,
recite the four Sūrahs from the Qurān as described, between
Maghrib and ‘Ishā.

 It is said that through the blessings of this deed, Mawlānā Anwar


Shāh Kashmīrī wrote from memory, thousands of pages which he
had read.
 A student complained to Mawlānā Ashraf ‘Alī Thānwī about weak
memory. Mawlānā instructed him to perform this deed for seven
weeks. After the seven weeks he perceived no difference. Mawlānā
asked him, “With what intention did you perform the deed?” “For a
good memory,” replied the student. Mawlānā said, “Your intention
should be for the pleasure of Allāh and following the Sunnah of
Rasūlullāh . Thereafter you may consider any further benefits.”
 According to Mawlānā Thānwī, Mawlānā Anwar Shāh Kashmīrī
and my father, this deed may be performed together with Awwābīn.
 For a good memory, place your hand on your forehead after
every Fard Salāh and recite the following name of Allāh 11 times:
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‫ي‬
Y ِ / َ‫ی‬ Yā Qawīyu O Most Strong!
[Mawlānā Ashraf ‘Alī Thānwī, Anfās ‘Īsā]
 Another practice for good memory is to recite the following āyāt
and blow on any food or drink, especially sweet things, before
consuming them:
ٍ ُ<ْ‫( ُ ِْ َ*ْ ِ( ِ ﺱَ)ْ*َ|ُ َا‬Y ُ"َ‫و ا ْ)َ<ْ ُ ی‬Uَ ٌ‫َم‬Fْ/‫ض ِْ ﺵَ\َ َ ٍة َا‬ ِ ْ‫ ا َْر‬NِQ َ"U‫ َْ َاﻥ‬
†
ٍ ْ`َ-َ‫ آ‬U ‫ َ*ْ‡ُ]ُْ ِا‬V ‫ُ]ُْ َو‬2ْFَK َ .ٌِْ]َ ٌ[ْ‫ َ ِ[ی‬ َ ‫نا‬ U ‫ ِا‬
ِ ‫تا‬
ُ َ"ِFَ‫ ﻥَ`ِ َ(تْ آ‬U
ٌَِْ ٌIِْ"َ‫ ﺱ‬ َ ‫نا‬ U ‫و ِ َ( ٍة ِا‬U
Law annamā fil ardi min shajaratin aqlāmuw wal bahru yamudduhu
mim ba‘dihi sab‘atu abhrim mā nafidat kalimātullāhi innallāha ‘azīzun
hakīm. Mā khalqukum wa lā ba‘thukum illā kanafsiw wāhidatin
innāllāha samī‘un basīr
Were all the trees on earth pens and the sea and thereafter another
seven seas ink, the Words of Allāh would never be depleted. Allāh is
Most Mighty, Most Wise. Neither your creation nor your resurrection
is any more [greater to Him] than that of a single soul. Allāh is All-
Hearing, All-Seeing.
[A‘māl Qurānī of Mawlānā Ashraf ‘Alī Thānwī]
 ‘Alī  said that three things assist one’s memory, Miswāk,
fasting and recitation of the Qurān.
[Ihyāul ‘Ulūm, Fadāilul Qurān]

Du’ā with Sajdah Āyāt

At-Tahtāwī the Egyptian wrote on page 272 of al-Murāqī al-Fallāh


that he who has a dire necessity should perform wudū and sit facing
Qiblāh. He should recite the all Ayāt of Sajdah in such a way that
immediately after reciting an āyah he should perform the Sajdah,
then only should he read the next āyah and perform its Sajdah. After
completing all 14, he should praise Allāh, convey salutations upon
Rasūlullāh  and seek forgiveness. He should then present his
permissible needs to Allāh. Inshāallāh his du‘ā will be accepted.
Mashāikh and ‘Ulamā have found this deed reliable.
The 14 Āyāt are as follows:
1. ُ,َ ‫ُ َو‬,َ‫َ)<ُْﻥ‬#ُ‫ِ َو ی‬,ِ+‫ن َْ ِ)َ َد‬ َ ْ‫َ]ْ)ِ ُو‬8ْ#َ‫ ی‬V B
َ ‫ْ َ( َر‬-ِ 
َ ْ‫ی‬Tِ U ‫ن ا‬
U ‫ِا‬
‫ن‬
َ ْ‫ْ\ُ ُ(و‬#َ‫ی‬
Innallazīna ‘inda Rabbika lā yastakbirūna ‘an ‘ibādtihi wa
yasabbihūnahū wa lahū yasjudūn
Verily those with your Rabb are not too arrogant to worship Him.
They glorify Him and prostrate unto Him. [al-A‘rāf:206]
2. ُْ6ُ َFِ ‫ًَْ َو آَْهً َو‬m ‫ض‬
ِ ْ‫ت َو ا َْر‬ ِ ‫"َوَا‬U# ‫ ا‬NِQ َْ (ُ ُ\ْ#َ‫ ی‬
ِ ‫َو‬
‫ل‬
ِ َ‫ﺹ‬lْ ‫و َو ا‬U (ُ ُaْ ِ
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Wa lillāhi yasjudu man fis samāwāti wal ardi taw‘aw wa karhaw wa
zhilāluhum bil ghuduwwi wal āsāl
To Allāh does prostrate all who are in the heavens and earth,
willingly or unwillingly, and even their very shadows, morning and
evening [ar-Ra’d:15]
3. ُ|َ]َFَ"ْ ‫|ٍ َو ا‬U‫ض ِْ دَا‬ ِ ْ‫ ا َْر‬NِQ َ ‫ت َو‬ ِ ‫"َوَا‬U# ‫ ا‬NِQ َ (ُ ُ\ْ#َ‫ ی‬ ِ ‫َو‬
‫ن‬
َ ْ‫َ ُو‬Zُ‫ن َ ی‬ َ ُْFَ*ْ`َ‫ِْ َو ی‬6ِ/َْQ ْ ْ6ُ U‫ن َر‬
َ ُْQَ^َ‫ ی‬.‫ن‬
َ ْ‫َ]ْ)ِ ُو‬8ْ#َ‫ ی‬V ُْ‫َو ه‬
Wa lillāhi yasjudu mā fis samāwāti wa mā fil ardi min dābbatin wal
malāikatu wa hum lā yastakbirūn. Yakhāfūna rabbahum min
fawqihim wa yaf‘alūna mā yumarūn
To Allāh does prostrate all that is in the heavens and all that is on
earth of creatures and angels and they are not arrogant. They fear
their Rabb above them and do as they are commanded.[an-Nahl:49,50]
4. NَFْ8ُ‫ِ اِذا ی‬,ِFْ)َ/ ِْ َ ْFِ*ْ ‫ُْا ا‬+ْ‫ ُاو‬َ ْ‫ی‬Tِ U ‫ن ا‬
U ‫ُْا ِا‬-ِZُ+ V ْ‫ِ َاو‬,ِ ‫ُْا‬-ِA ْ>ُ/
َ-‫ن َوْ ُ( َر‬َ َ‫َ ِانْ آ‬-‫ن َر‬ َ َ<ْ)ُ‫ن ﺱ‬ َ ُْ ُْ2َ‫ َو ی‬.‫(ًا‬U\ُ‫ن ﺱ‬ ِ َ/ْ‫َْذ‬Fِ ‫ن‬
َ ْ‫ِْ یَ^ِ و‬6َْFَ
ًُ&ُK ُْ‫ن َو یَ ِ[یْ ُ(ه‬ ِ َ/ْ‫َْذ‬Fِ ‫ن‬
َ ْ‫ َو یَ^ِ و‬.Vُْ*ْ`َ"َ
Qul āminū bihi aw lā tuminū. Innallazīna ūtul ‘ilma min qablihi izā
yutlā ‘alayhim yakhirrūna lilazqāni sujjadā. Wa yaqūlūna subhāna
Rabbinā in kāna wa‘du Rabbinā lamaf‘ūlā. Wa yakhirrūna lilazqāni
wa yazīduhum khushū‘an.
Say: Believe in it or do not. Verily those who had been given
knowledge before it, when it is recited before them they fall down on
their faces in humble prostration. They say, “Pure is our Rabb! Verily
the promises of our Rabb must be fulfilled.” They fall on their faces,
increasing in humility. [al-Isrā:107-9]
5. َ-ْFَ"َ ْU"ِ ‫ َد َم َو‬A ِ|َ‫ ِْ ُذ ری‬َ ِْ)U- ‫ ا‬َ  ِْ6َْFَ 
ُ ‫ ا‬Iَ ْ‫ َاﻥ‬ ِ ْ‫ی‬Tِ U ‫ ا‬Bَِ ‫اُو‬
ِْ6َْFَ NَFْ8ُ+ ‫َ اِذا‬-َْ)َ8ْ$‫َ َو ا‬-ْ‫ْ هَ َ(ی‬U"ِ ‫> َو‬ َ ِْ‫و ِاَْاهِْ َ َو ِاﺱَْا‬U ‫ح‬ ٍ ُْ‫ ﻥ‬Iَ َ
{ِ]ُ ‫و‬U ‫(ًا‬U\ُ‫وْا ﺱ‬Y َK ‫ن‬ ِ َ"ْ U ‫ت ا‬ ُ َ‫ی‬A
Ulāikallazīna an‘amallāhu ‘alayhim minan Nabīyīn min zurrīyati
Ādam wa miman hamalnā ma‘a Nūhiw wa Ibrāhīma wa Isrāīla
mimman hadaynā wajtabaynā. Izā tutlā ‘alayhim āyātur Rahmāni
kharrū sujjadaw wa bukīyā
Those are the ones whom Allāh blessed amongst the Prophets from
the progeny of Ādam, those whom We had carried with Nūh, Ibrāhīm
and Isrāīl and from those whom We had guided and selected. When
the āyāt of the Most Merciful are recited before them, they fall in
prostration and weeping. [Maryam:58]
6. ‫ض َو‬ ِ ْ‫ ا َْر‬NِQ َْ ‫ت َو‬ ِ ‫"َ َو‬U# ‫ ا‬NِQ َْ ُ,َ (ُ ُ\ْ#َ‫ ی‬ َ ‫نا‬ U ‫َ َ َا‬+ َْ ‫َا‬

َ  ٌِْ‡َ‫ب َو آ‬ُ ‫(وَا‬U ‫\َ ُ َو ا‬U& ‫ل َو ا‬ ُ َ)ِ\ْ ‫\ُْ ُم َو ا‬Y- ‫َ"َ ُ َو ا‬2ْ ‫† َو ا‬ُ ْ"U& ‫ا‬
ٌ‫]ْ ِم‬Y ِْ ُ,َ َ"َQ 
ُ ‫ا‬ ُ ِ6Y‫ب َو َْ ُی‬ ُ ‫ا‬Tَ*ْ ‫ِ ا‬,َْFَ ;U َ ٌِْ‡َ‫س َو آ‬ ِ َ-U ‫ا‬
‫> َ یَ&َ ُء‬ُ َ*ْ`َ‫ ی‬
َ ‫نا‬ U ‫ِا‬
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A lam tara annallāha yasjudu lahu man fis samāwāti wa man fil ardi
wash shamsu wal qamaru wan nujūmu wal jibālu wash shajaru wad
dawābbu wa kathīrum minan nāsi wa kathūrun haqqa ‘alayhil ‘azābu
wa mayyuhinullāhu famā lahū mim mukrim. Innallāha yaf‘alu mā
yashā
Do you not see that to Allāh prostrates all who are in the heavens
and all who are on earth and the sun, moon, stars, mountains, trees,
creatures and many people? There many others worthy of
punishment. He whom Allāh disgraces has none to honour him.
Verily Allāh does as He pleases.[Sūratul Hajj:18]
7. According to al-Imām ash-Shāfi‘ī, āyah 77 of al-Hajj is also a
Sajdah āyah [Sūrah Sād does not have a Sajad āyah according to
him:
َ َْ^ْ ‫ُْا ا‬Fَ*ْQ‫]ُْ َو ا‬U‫ُْا ارْآَ*ُْا َو اﺱْ\ُ ُ(وْا َو اْ)ُ ُ(وْا َر‬-َA 
َ ْ‫ی‬Tِ U ‫َ ا‬6Y‫یَ َای‬
‫ن‬
َ ُْ<ِFْ`ُ+ ُْ]UFَ*َ
Yā ayyuhallazīna āmanūrka‘ū wasjudū wa‘budū Rabbakum waf‘alul
khayra la‘allakum tuflihūn
O you who believe! Perform Rukū‘ and Sajdah and worship your
Rabb and do good that you may succeed.
8. َ"ِ (ُ ُ\ْ#َ‫ن َا ﻥ‬
ُ َ"ْ U ‫َ ُْا َو َ ا‬/ ‫ن‬ ِ َ"ْ U Fِ ‫ُ ُ اﺱْ\ُ ُ(وْا‬6َ >
َ ِْ/ ‫َو اِذا‬
‫َُْ ُﻥَ َو زَا َدهُْ ﻥُ`ُْرًا‬+
Wa izā qīla lahumusjudū lir Rahmāni qālū wa mar Rahmān? A
nasjudu limā ta-murunā wa zādahum nufūrā
When it is said to them, “Prostrate to ar-Rahmān,” they say, “What is
ar-Rahmān? Shall we prostrate to what you order us?” And it
increases them in aversion. [al-Furqān:60]
9. ُ َFْ*َ‫ض َو ی‬
ِ ْ‫ت َو ا َْر‬
ِ ‫"َوَا‬U# ‫ ا‬NِQ ‫ْ َء‬Jَ^ْ ‫ج ا‬ ُ ِ ْ^ُ‫ىْ ی‬Tِ U ‫ ا‬ِ ‫ْ\ُ(وُْا‬#َ‫ ی‬U ‫َا‬
ِ ِْgَ*ْ ‫ش ا‬ ِ َْ*ْ ‫ب ا‬
Y ‫ هُ َ َر‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ا‬V 
ُ ‫ ا‬.‫ن‬
َ ُْ-ِFْ*ُ+ َ ‫ن َو‬َ ُْ`ْ^ُ+ َ
Allā yasjudū lillāhillazī yukhrijul khab-a fis samāwati wal ardi wa
ya‘lamu mā tukhfūna wa mā tu‘linūn. Allāhu lā ilāha illā huwa Rabbul
‘arshil ‘azhīm
…so that they do not prostrate to Allāh Who brings light to what is
hidden in the heaven and the earth and knows what you show and
what you conceal. Allāh, there is no god but He, Rabb of the
Magnificent Throne.[an-Naml:25,26]
10. (ِ ْ"َ<ِ ‫<ُْا‬U)َ‫و ﺱ‬U ‫(ًا‬U\ُ‫وْا ﺱ‬Y َK َ6ِ ‫ اِذا ُذآ ُوْا‬
َ ْ‫ی‬Tِ U ‫َ ا‬-ِ+َ‫ی‬lِ 
ُ ِZُ‫"َ ی‬U‫ِاﻥ‬
‫ن‬
َ ْ‫َ]ْ)ِ ُو‬8ْ#َ‫ ی‬V ُْ‫ِْ َو ه‬6‫َر‬
Innamā yu-minū biāyātināllazīnā izā zukkirū bihā kharrū sujjadaw
wasabbahū bihamdi Rabbihim wa hum lā yastakbirūn
Verily those who believe in Our signs are those whom when they are
mentioned to them they fall in prostration and declare the purity and
praises of their Rabb and they are not arrogant.[Alif Lām Mīm Sajdah:15]
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11. ‫َ ِء‬%َFُ^ْ ‫ ا‬
َ  ‫ن آَ‡ًِْا‬
U ‫ِ َو ِا‬,ِ$َ*ِ‫ ﻥ‬Nَ ِ‫ ا‬B َ ِ8َ\ْ*َ‫ل ﻥ‬ ِ ‫ا‬Zُ#ِ Bَ َ"َFَ ْ(َ2َ ‫ل‬
َ َ/
U ٌ>ِْFَ/ ‫ت َو‬ِ َ<ِ U ‫ُْا ا‬Fِ"َ ‫ُْا َو‬-َA  َ ْ‫ی‬Tِ U ‫ ا‬U ‫ ِا‬e
ٍ ْ*َ NَFَ ُْ6ُ4ْ*َ ْNِaْ)ََ
‫ب‬
َ َ‫و َاﻥ‬U ً*ِ‫ رَاآ‬U َK ‫ُ َو‬,U‫ْ`َ َ َر‬aَ8ْ‫َﺱ‬Q ُ U-َ8َQ َ"U‫ دَاو ُد َاﻥ‬
U َ ‫هُْ َو‬
Qāla laqad zhalamaka bisuāli na‘jatika ilā ni‘ājihi. Wa inna kathīram
minal khulatāi layabghī ba‘duhum ‘alā ba‘din illāllazīna āmanū wa
‘amuls sālihāti wa qalīlum mā hum. Wa zhanna Dāwūdu annamā
fatannāhu fastaghfara Rabbahu wa kharra rāki‘aw wa anāb
He said, “He has indeed wronged you by asking for your ewe to join
his flock. Verily many partners wrong one another except for those
who believe and do good deeds. However, such are few.” Dāwūd
realised that We had tested him and sought forgiveness from his
Rabb. He fell prostrate and turned in repentance. [Sād:24]
12. ‫† َو‬
ِ ْ"U&Fِ ‫ْ\ُ ُ(وْا‬#َ+ V ُ َ"َ2ْ ‫† َو ا‬ ُ ْ"U& ‫َ ُر َو ا‬6U- ‫> َو ا‬ ُ ْU ‫ِ ا‬,ِ+َ‫ی‬A ِْ ‫َو‬
‫َ]ْ)َ ُوْا‬8ْ‫ن اﺱ‬ِ َِQ .‫ن‬
َ ْ‫َ*ْ)ُ ُ(و‬+ ُ U‫ُْ ِای‬8ْ-ُ‫ ِانْ آ‬ U ُ6َ2َFَK ْ‫ى‬Tِ U ‫ ا‬
ِ ‫َ"َ ِ َو اﺱْ\ُ ُ(وْا‬2ْFِ V
‫ن‬
َ ُْ"َˆْ#َ‫ ی‬V ُْ‫َ ِر َو ه‬6U- ‫> َو ا‬ ِ ْU ِ ُ,َ ‫ن‬
َ ُْ<)َ#ُ‫ ی‬Bَ ‫ْ َ( َر‬-ِ  َ ْ‫ی‬Tِ U َQ
Wa min āyātihil laylu wan nahāru wash shamsu wal qamaru lā
tasjudū lishshamsi wa lā lilqamari wasjudū lillāhillazī khalaqahunna
in kuntum iyyāhu ta‘budūn. Fa-inistakbarū fallazīna ‘inda Rabbika
yusabbihūna lahū billāyli wan nahāri wa hum lā yas-amūn
And from amongst His signs are the day and night and sun and
moon. Do not prostrate to the sun nor the moon, but prostrate to
Allāh Who created them if you indeed worship Him alone. If they are
too proud then there are those with their Rabb who declare His purity
night and day and they never tire. [Fussilat:37, 38]
13. ‫و اْ)ُ ُ(وْا‬
َ 
ِ ‫َﺱْ\ُ ُ(وْا‬Q
Fasjudū lillāhi wa‘budū
So prostrate to Allāh and worship Him. [an-Najm:62]
14. ‫ن‬ َ ْ‫ْ\ُ ُ(و‬#َ‫ ی‬V ‫ن‬
ُ Aُْ2ْ ‫ِ ُ ا‬6َْFَ ‫ئ‬
َ ِ ُ/ ‫َو اِذا‬
Wa izā quri-a ‘alayhimul Qurānu lā yasjudūn
And when the Qurān is recited unto them they do not prostrate.
[al-Inshiqāq:21]
15. ْ‫ب‬ِ َ8ْ/‫ُ َو اﺱْ\ُ(ْ َو ا‬,ْ*ِ%ُ+ V UFّ‫آ‬
Kallā lā tuti‘hu wasjud waqtarib
Never obey him. Prostrate and draw near [to Allāh][al-‘Alaq:19]

 During each Sajdah, reciting the following thrice will suffice:


NَFَْْ ‫ ا‬N
َ ‫ن َر‬
َ َ<ْ)ُ‫ﺱ‬
Subhāna Rabbiyal A‘lā
Pure is my Rabb Most High
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 Alternatively recite thrice:
ْNِ َْ6Fَ*ْ$‫َ ِوزْرًا َو ا‬6ِ ْN-َ ْIَ‫ًْا َو ﺽ‬$‫َ َا‬6ِ ‫ك‬ َ (َ ْ-ِ ْNِ ْJُ8ْ‫ اآ‬U ُ6ّF ‫ا‬
ْN-ِ َ6ْFU)َ2َ+ ‫ًْا َو‬K‫ك ُد‬
َ (َ ْ-ِ
Allāhummaktub lī ‘inda bihā ajran wa da‘ ‘annī bihā wizran waj‘al lī
‘indaka zukhran wa taqabbalhā minnī
O Allāh write for me through this a reward by You, remove through it
my burden. Make it for me a stored treasure by You and accept it
from me.
[at-Tirmizī, Ibn Mājah, Ibn Hibbān, Hākim, Ibn Khuzaymah, al-Bayhaqī, ath-Tha‘labī, at-
Tahtāwī, al-Hisn al-Hasīn]

 Sajdah is wājib upon one who has recited a Sajdah Āyah, even if
he is deaf. It is also wājib on one who has heard someone else’s
recitation.
[at-Tahtāwī, al-Bahrur Rāiq, I‘lāus Sunan]

 If one merely writes or looks at the āyah and does not utter it,
Sajdah is not wājib.
[at-Tahtāwī, al-Bahrur Rāiq, Munājāt Maqbūl]

 Besides this deed, the elders also practised recitation of Sūrah


Yāsīn 41 times, Salātul Hājah, Khatm Khwājagān and Darūd
Tunjīnā. These are described elsewhere in this book. Do whatever is
easiest for you.

Tried and tested du‘ās

Cures for worries and sorrow

 For protection against the evil of enemies recite:

ِْ‫ ِْ ﺵُ ُوْ ِره‬B


َ ِ ‫ْ ﻥُ<ُْ ِرهِْ َو ﻥَ*ُْ ُذ‬NِQ B
َ ُFَ*ْ\َ‫ ﻥ‬U‫ ِاﻥ‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
Allāhumma innā naj‘aluka fī nuhūrihim wa na‘ūzu bika min
shurūrihim

O Allāh! We place You upon their necks and seek Your protection
against their evils.
[Abū Dāwūd, an-Nasāī, Ahmad, Ibn Hibbān, Hākim, at-Tabrānī, Hākim, al-Bayhaqī, Ibnus
Sunnī – narration of Abū Musā al-Ash‘arī ]
38
Or recite:
G
َ ْˆِ‫َ ُ ِ"َ ﺵ‬-ِ`ْ‫ اآ‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
Allāhummakfināhu bimā shi-ta
O Allāh! Suffice us against him with what You please.
[al-Bukhārī, Muslim, Ibn Abī Shaybah, Ahmad, Ibn Khuzaymah, al-Bayhaqī
– narration of al-Barā bin ‘Āzib ]

 Recite the Name of Allāh, Nِ/َ َ‫ ی‬Yā Bāqī 1000 times. Recite
Salāt ‘alan Nabī  11 times before and after.
[A‘māl Qurānī]

 For all purposes, recite the following poem 7 times after each
Salāh:
ْ>6َ‫ ِ<َُْ|ِ ﺱَ ِ( ا ََْْا ِر ﺱ‬J
ٍ ْ*َ‫> ﺹ‬
U ُ‫ْ آ‬Nِ‫>ْ یَ ِا َه‬6َ#َQ
Fasahhil yā ilāhī kulla sa‘bin. Bihurmati Sayyidil abrāri sahhil
Make easy, O my Allāh, every difficulty. Through the sanctity of the
Chief of the virtuous, make easy.
[Anfās ‘Īsā, part 1, p80]

 500 or at least 300 times  َ ِْ"ِ ‫ا‬U ‫ یَ َارْ َ َ ا‬Yā Arhamar Rāhimīn.
Recite Salāt ‘alan Nabī  5 times before and after.
[Mawlānā Fadlur Rahmān Ganj Murādābādī Naqshbandī]

 Recite 300 times after ‘Ishā:



َ ِْ"ِ Ug ‫ ا‬
َ ِ G
ُ ْ-ُ‫ْ آ‬h‫ ِإﻥ‬B
َ َ‫ ﺱُ)ْ<َﻥ‬G
َ ْ‫ أَﻥ‬U ‫ َ ِإ ََ ِإ‬
Lā ilāha illā Anta. Subhānaka. Innī kuntu minazh zhālimīn.
There is no god but You. You are free of all defect. Verily I have
been of the worng-doers. [Āyah 87 of Sūratul Ambiyā]
At the time of sleeping, recite Sūratush Sharh 17 times with the
Bismillāh. Then blow on your chest.
[Practice of Mawlānā Husayn Ahmad al-Madanī. Khalīfah Majāz of Mawlānā Rashīd Ahmad
Gangohī. He was imprisoned with Shaykhul Hind at Malta. After him, nobody else in India
received the title of Shaykhul Islām. He died on 13th Jumādal Ūlā 1377 in Deoband. Mawlānā
Zakariyyā performed the Janāzah. He was buried at the side of Shaykhul Hind.]

 When fearing someone, recite Sūrah Quraysh thrice. [A‘māl Qurānī]

 When having dealings with someone and you suspect bad


intentions from his part, or you are in search of employment, recite
the following Names of Allāh:
‫َ`ُْ ُر یَ َو ُدوْ ُد‬u َ‫س ی‬
ُ ْ‫(و‬Y ُ/ َ‫ح ی‬
ُ ْY)ُ‫یَ ﺱ‬
Yā Subbūh. Yā Quddūs. Yā Ghafūr. Yā Wadūd.
O Most Pure. O Most Holy. O Most Forgiving. O Most Loving.
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Khatm Khwājagān

This is a tested remedy for all difficulties facing an individual or the


Ummah. Perform wudū and sit facing the Qiblah. Recite Salāt ‘alan
Nabī  10 times and then the following du‘ā 360 times
ِ,َْ ‫ْ\َ َء ِا ّ ِا‬-َ V ‫ْ\َ َء َو‬Fَ V
Lā maljā-a wa lā manjā-a illā ilayhi
There is no refuge and no place of salvation from Allāh except
towards Him.
Then recite the entire Sūrah alam nashrah laka sadrak 360 times.
Then repeat the du‘ā 360 times and Salāt ‘alan Nabī  10 times.

Then present your permissible needs to Allāh.


[Munājāt Maqbūl of Mawlānā Thānwī]

Salāt Tunjīnā

Sālih Mūsā ad-Darīr was on a boat when it began sinking. He saw


Rasūlullāh  in a dream. Rasūlullāh  taught him this recitation and
told him and the he and the other passengers should complete a
recitation of 1,000. They had not even reached 300 when the boat
was saved.
[al-Fajr al Minīr of al-Fākihānī, Zādus Sa‘īd of Mawlānā Thānwī, Fadāil Darūd of
Mawlānā Zakarīyyā]

An individual may recite 300 times, a group 1000. Recite 11 times


over a wound, swelling or painful area to cure it.
[Fadāil Darūd of Mawlānā Zakarīyyā]

(ٍ U"َ<ُ َ‫ل ﺱَ ِ(ﻥَ َو َْ َﻥ‬ِ A NَFَ ‫ ٍ( َو‬U"َ<ُ َ‫ ﺱَ ِ(ﻥَ َو َْ َﻥ‬NَFَ >  َ‫ ﺹ‬U ُ6UF َ‫ا‬
Iَ ِْ"َ$ َ6ِ َ-َ Nِ4ْ2َ+ ‫ت َو‬ ِ َQA ‫ل َو‬ ِ ‫ ا َْهَْا‬Iِ ِْ"ًَ$ ِْ َ6ِ َ-ِْ\ْ-ُ+ ‫َ ًة‬Fَ‫ﺹ‬
‫ت َو‬ ِ َ$‫( َر‬U ‫ ا‬NَFْ‫َ َا‬6ِ َ-ُ*َQَْ+ ‫ت َو‬ ِ lU# ‫ ا‬Iِ ِْ"َ$ ِْ َ6ِ ُ 6َ%ُ+ ‫ت َو‬ ِ َ$َ<ْ ‫ا‬
‫ت‬
ِ َ"َ"ْ ‫ت َو َ*ْ َ( ا‬ ِ ََ<ْ ‫ ا‬NِQ ‫ت‬ ِ ‫ِ ا ْ^ََْا‬Iِْ"َ$ ِْ ‫ت‬ ِ َ‫َی‬aْ ‫ ا‬Nَْ/‫َ َا‬6ِ َ-ُaFَ)ُ+
ٌْ‫َ ِ(ی‬/ ‫ْ ٍء‬hَ‫> ﺵ‬ ُ‫ آ‬NَFَ B َ U‫ِاﻥ‬
Allāhumma salli ‘alā Sayyidinā wa Mawlānā Muhammadin wa ‘alā āli
Sayyidinā wa Mawlānā Muhammadin, salātan tunjīnā bihā min jamī‘l
ahwāl wal āfāti. Wa taqdī lanā bihā jamī‘al hājāti wa tutahhiru bihā
min jamī‘is sayyiāti wa tarfa‘u bihā a‘lād darajāti wa tuballighunā bihā
aqsal ghāyāti min jamī‘I khayrāti fil hayāti wa ba‘dal mamāti. Innaka
‘alā kulli shayin qadīr
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O Allāh! Convey our salutations upon our chief and master
Muhammad and upon the family of our chief and master
Muhammad. A salutation through which You save us from all terrors
and afflictions, through which You fulfil all our needs, through which
You cleanse us of all sins, through which You raise us to the highest
stages, through which You make us reach the ultimate goals of all
good in life and after death. Verily You have power over everything.

Munjīyāt – the saving āyāt

It is the experience of al-Imām ibn Sīrīn that the following āyāt,


known as Muniyāt or saving āyāt, are effective against sorrow and
calamity.

. ِ ِْ U ‫ن ا‬
ِ َ"ْ U ‫ ا‬ِ ‫ْ ِ ا‬#ِ
‫ن‬
َ ُْ-ِZُ"ْ ‫> ا‬
ِ U‫َ َآ‬8َْFَQ 
ِ ‫ ا‬NَFَ ‫َ هُ َ َْ َﻥَ َو‬-َ 
ُ ‫ا‬J َ َ8َ‫ َ آ‬U ‫َ ِا‬-َ)ِY‫ْ ی‬U ْ>ُ/
Bismillāhir Rahmānir Rahīm. Qul layusībanā illā mā katballāhu lanā.
Huwa mawlānā. Wa ‘alallāhi falyatawakkalil muminūn
In the Name of Allāh, Most Merciful, Merciful to all. Say: No
misfortune can afflict us except that which Allāh has written for us.
He is our protector. Upon Allāh should the believers rely. [at-
Tawbah:51]

َ ُ‫ ه‬U ‫ُ ِا‬,َ َ ِ‫َ آَﺵ‬FَQ … ُ4ِ ُ ‫ا‬B َ ْ#َ#ْ"U‫ َو ِانْ ی‬. ِ ِْ U ‫ن ا‬ ِ َ"ْ U ‫ ا‬ ِ ‫ْ ِ ا‬#ِ
َ ُ‫&َ ُء ِْ ِ)َ ِد ِ َو ه‬U‫ِ َْ ی‬,ِ J ُ ُِْ‫ِ ی‬,ِFْ4َ`ِ ‫د‬U ‫َ رَا‬FَQ ٍ َْ^ِ ‫ك‬
َ ْ‫ ِد‬Y‫َو ِانْ ی‬
ُ ِْ U ‫َ`ُْ ُر ا‬aْ ‫ا‬
Bismillāhir Rahmānir Rahīm.wa iyyamsaskallāhu bidurrin falā kāshifa
lahū illā huwa. Wa iyyuridka bikhayrin falā rādda lifadlihi. Yusību bihi
mayyashāu min ‘ibādihi wa huwal Ghafūrur Rahīm
In the Name of Allāh, Most Merciful, Merciful to all. And if Allāh
should afflict you with harm there is none to remove it except He. If
He intends good for you then there is none that can repel His bounty.
He grants it to whom he wills from His slaves. He is Most Forgiving
and Merciful. [Yūnus:107]

ُ َFْ*َ‫َ َو ی‬6ُ/ْ‫ ِرز‬ِ ‫ ا‬NَFَ U ‫|ٍ ِا‬U‫ َو َ ِْ دَا‬. ِ ِْ U ‫ن ا‬ ِ َ"ْ U ‫ ا‬
ِ ‫ْ ِ ا‬#ِ

ٍ ِْ)Y ‫ب‬
ٍ َ8ِ‫ْ آ‬NِQ >
‚ ُ‫َ آ‬6َ‫َْ َد‬8ْ#ُ ‫هَ َو‬U َ2َ8ْ#ُ
Bismillāhir Rahmānir Rahīm. Wa mā min dābbatin illā ‘alallāhi
rizquhā wa ya‘lamu mustaqarrahā wa mustawda‘ahā. Kullun fī
kitābim mubīn
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In the Name of Allāh, Most Merciful, Merciful to all. There is no
creature except that its sustenance is the responsibility of Allāh. He
knows where it dwells and where it will be put. Everything is in a
Clear Book. [Hūd:8]

ٍ|U‫ْ َو َر]ُْ َ ِْ دَا‬N‫ َر‬ِ ‫ ا‬NَFَ G


ُ ْFU‫َ َآ‬+ ْN‫ِاﻥ‬. ِ ِْ U ‫ن ا‬
ِ َ"ْ U ‫ ا‬
ِ ‫ْ ِ ا‬#ِ
ٍ ِْ2َ8ْ#ُ ٍ‫ ﺹَِاط‬NَFَ ْN‫ن َر‬U ‫ ِا‬.َ6ِ8َِ‫َﺹ‬-ِ ٌTِKA َ ُ‫ ه‬U ‫ِا‬
Bismillāhir Rahmānir Rahīm. Innī tawakklatu ‘alallāhi Rabbī wa
Rabbikum. Mā min dābbatin illā huwa ākhizun bināsiyatihā. Inna
Rabbī ‘ālā sirātim mustaqīm.
In the Name of Allāh, Most Merciful, Merciful to all. Verily I rely upon
Allāh, my Rabb and your Rabb. There is no beast except that Allāh
seizes it at the forelock. Verily my Rabb is upon the Straight Path.
[Hūd:56]

‫َ َو‬6ُ/‫ یَْ ُز‬


ُ ‫َ ا‬6َ/ْ‫> ِرز‬
ُ ِ"ْ<َ+ U ٍ|U‫ َو آََیْ ِْ دَا‬. ِ ِْ U ‫ن ا‬
ِ َ"ْ U ‫ ا‬
ِ ‫ْ ِ ا‬#ِ
ُ ِْFَ*ْ ‫ ا‬Iُ ِْ"U# ‫آُْ َو هُ َ ا‬U‫ِای‬
Bismillāhir Rahmānir Rahīm.wa ka-ayyim min dābbatil lā tahmilu
rizqahallāhu yarzuquhā wa iyyākum. Wa huwas Samī‘ul ‘Alīm
In the Name of Allāh, Most Merciful, Merciful to all. So many beasts
do not carry their own provision. Allāh carries their sustenance and
yours. He is the All-Hearing, All-Seeing. [al-‘Ankabūt:60]

‫َ َو‬6َ B
َ ِ#ْ"ُ َFَQ ٍ|َ"ْ ‫ر‬U ِْ ‫س‬ ِ U-Fِ  ُ ‫ا‬ ِ َ8ْ`َ‫َ ی‬. ِ ِْ U ‫ن ا‬
ِ َ"ْ U ‫ ا‬
ِ ‫ْ ِ ا‬#ِ
ُ ِْ]َ<ْ ‫ُ ِْ َ*ْ ِ( ِ َو هُ َ ا ْ*َ ِ[یْ ُ[ ا‬,َ > َ ِ‫َ ُْﺱ‬FَQ ْBِ#ْ"ُ‫َ ی‬
Bismillāhir Rahmānir Rahīm. Mā yaftahillāhu linnāsi mir rahmatin falā
mumsika lahā wa mā yumsik falā mursila lahu mim ba‘dihi wa huwal
‘Azīzul Hakīm
In the Name of Allāh, Most Merciful, Merciful to all. Whatever Allāh
opens for man of mercy there is none to withhold it. Whatever He
withholds none can grant thereafter. He is Most Mighty, Most Wise.
[Al-Fātir:2]

‫ض‬
َ ْ‫ت َو ا َْر‬ ِ ‫"َ َو‬U# ‫; ا‬ َ َFَK ْU ُْ6َ8ْ ََ‫ َو َˆِْ ﺱ‬. ِ ِْ U ‫ن ا‬ ِ َ"ْ U ‫ ا‬ِ ‫ْ ِ ا‬#ِ
ْ>َ‫ُ … ه‬4ِ  ُ ‫ا‬h َ ِ‫ ِانْ َارَا َدﻥ‬ِ ‫نا‬ ِ ْ‫َ(ُْْنَ ِْ ُدو‬+ U ُْ8ْ‫َ َ َءی‬Q‫ُ>ْ َا‬/ .
َ ‫ا‬U َ ُْ2ََ
ْ>ُ/ .ِ,ِ8َ"ْ ‫ت َر‬ُ َ]ِ#ْ"ُ  U ُ‫ْ ِ َ ْ"َ|ٍ هَ>ْ ه‬Nِ‫ت ﺽُ  ِ َاوْ َارَا َدﻥ‬ ُ َ`ِ‫ آَﺵ‬U ُ‫ه‬
‫ن‬
َ ُْF‫َ َآ‬8ُ"ْ ‫> ا‬ُ U‫َ َآ‬8َ‫ِ ی‬,َْFَ 
ُ ‫ا‬N
َ ِ)ْ#َ
Bismillāhir Rahmānir Rahīm. Wa la-in sa-altahum man khalaqas
samāwāti wal arda layaqūlannallāh. Qul afara-aytum mā tad‘ūna min
dūnillāhi in arādaniyallāhu bi durrin hal hunna kāshifātu durrihi aw
arādanī bi rahmatin hal hunna mumsikātu rahmatih. Qul hasbiyallāhu
‘alayhi yatawakkalul mutawakkilūn
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And if you ask them, “Who created the heavens and the earth?” they
will certainly say, “Allāh.” Say, “Tell me then about the things you
invoke besides Allāh – if Allāh wishes to harm me, can they aver the
harm? Or if He wishes mercy for me can they stop His mercy?” Say,
“Allāh is sufficient for me. Upon Him do those who rely, rely upon.”
[az-Zumar:38]

Al-Imām Abū Bakr Muhammad bin Sīrīn al-Basrī al-Ansārī was a


Tābi‘ī and an expert dream-interpreter. He died 9 Shawwāl 110 Hijrī
in Basrah. He narrated 874 narrations in the 9 famous books of
Hadīth.

Du‘ās for marriage

He who wishes to marry should recite the du‘ā of Mūsā 


ٌِْ2َQ ٍ َْK ٌِِْْ2َQ ِ,َْ ‫ ِا‬G
َ ْ [َ ْ‫ْ ِ"َ َاﻥ‬NU‫ب ِاﻥ‬
 ‫َر‬
Rabbi innī limā anzalta ilayya min khayrin faqīr
O My Rabb! I am in need of the good You send to me.
[al-Qasas:24, A‘māl Qurānī]

Du‘ās for getting children

A couple which is unable to get children should eat from the same
plate. The husband should recite the first āyāt below and the wife the
second and they should blow on the food after recitation.
‫ن‬
َ ُْ*ِ‫ َ"ُْﺱ‬U‫و ِاﻥ‬U (ٍ ْ‫َهَ َِی‬-َْ-َ ‫"َ َء‬U# ‫َو ا‬
Was samā-a banaynāhā bi-aydiw wa innā lamūsi‘ūn.
We created the sky with Hands and verily We can extend.

‫ن‬
َ ْ‫ِ*ْ َ ا ْ"َهِ ُ(و‬-َQ َ‫َه‬-ْ‫َ َﺵ‬Q ‫ض‬
َ ْ‫َو ا َْر‬
Wal arda farashnāhā fani‘māl māhidūn
We spread out the earth and what excellent spreaders are We.

On the second Thursday after the wife’s menses has ended, they
should both recite Sūratul Fajr whilst in a state of wudū. They should
then engage in intercourse. Besides that, they should constantly
recite whenever possible:
‫ب‬
ُ U‫ئ یَ َُ  ُر یَ َوه‬
ُ ‫; یَ َ ِر‬
ُ ِ َK َ‫ی‬
Yā Khāliqu, yā Bāriu, yā Musawwiru, yā Wahhāb
O Creator! O Originator! O Fashioner! O Giver!
[A‘māl Qurānī]
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A khalīfah of Dost Muhammad Qandahārī had two wives but had no
children. The three ate from one plate as per above and the two
wives fell pregnant. I heard this from my father who heard it from his
grandfather, Hājī Allāh Dād.

Once the pregnancy occurs, perform the following deed each 24


hours of the first 4 months. Place the index finger above the navel
and rotate anti-clockwise while reciting 70 times 
ُ ِْ8َ َ‫ ی‬Yā Matīnu.
O Most Powerful. The foetus will be protected. An intelligent, brave
male will be born.
[A‘māl Qurānī]

When the time of birth approaches recite the following āyāt, blow on
water or food and consume it.
َ ْGَ2ْ ‫(تْ َو َا‬U ُ ‫ض‬
ُ ْ‫ْ َو اِذا ا َْر‬GU2ُ ‫َ َو‬6َ ِ ْGَ‫ْ َو َا ِذﻥ‬GU2َ&ْ‫"َ ُء اﻥ‬U# ‫اِذا ا‬
ْGUFَ^َ+ ‫َ َو‬6ِْQ
Izās samāun shaqqat. Wa azinat li Rabbihā wa huqqat wa izal ardu
muddat wa alqat mā fīhā wa takhallat
When the sky is cleft asunder. And it listens to its Rabb as is right it
should. When the earth is spread out and casts out all that is in it and
it becomes empty.[al-Inshiqāq:1-4]
NَFَ ‫ََى‬8ْ‫ اﺱ‬U ُy ‫ ٍم‬U‫|ِ َای‬U8ِ‫ْ ﺱ‬NِQ ‫ض‬ َ ْ‫ت َو ا َْر‬ ِ ‫"َ َو‬U# ‫; ا‬َ َFَK ْ‫ى‬Tِ U ‫ ا‬ ُ ‫]ُ ُ ا‬U‫ن َر‬
U ‫ِا‬
‫ُ\ُْ َم‬- ‫َ"َ َ َو ا‬2ْ ‫† َو ا‬
َ ْ"U& ‫و ا‬Uَ ً‡ِْ‡َ ُ,ُ)ُFْ%َ‫َ َر ی‬6U- ‫> ا‬ َ ْU ‫ ا‬Nِ&ْaُ‫ش ی‬ ِ َْ*ْ ‫ا‬

َ ِْ"َ َ*ْ ‫ب ا‬
Y ‫ َر‬ُ ‫كا‬ َ ‫َ)َ َر‬+ ُ َْْ ‫; َو ا‬
ُ ْFَ^ْ ‫ُ ا‬,َ V ‫ت َِْ ِ ِ َا‬
ٍ ‫َا‬U^َ#ُ
Inna Rabbakumullāhullazī khalaqas samāwāti wal arda fī sittati
ayyāmin thummastawā ‘alal ‘arsh. Yughshil laylan nahāra yatlubuhu
hathīthaw washamsa wal qamara wan nujūma musakhkharātin bi-
amrihi. A lā luhul khalqu wal amru. Tabārakallāhu Rabbul ‘ālamīn
Verily your Rabb is Allāh Who created the heavens and the earth in
six days then arose over the Throne. He brings the night to cover the
day, seeking it rapidly, and He created the sun, moon and stars
subjected to His command. Is creation and command not His?
Blessed is Allāh, Rabb of the worlds.
[al-A‘rāf:54]
Thereafter recite Āyatul Kursī, Sūratul Falaq and Sūratun Nās. The
birth will be easy.
[A‘māl Qurānī]

Rasūlullāh  taught Fātimah to recite these āyāt when it was near for
her to give birth to al-Hasan .

 For pious and intelligent children, recite thrice upon every food
and drink ‫ یَ هَدِى‬Yā Hādī O Guide!
Similarly, feed them with food upon which you have recited thrice
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h
Y ِFَ َ‫ ی‬Yā ‘Alī O Most Lofty. This will benefit their height. Recite
Recite Salāt ‘alan Nabī  before and after. [A‘māl Qurānī]

 To obtain good results in a written examination, recite 21 times


before writing, 
ُ ِ‫ یَ ﻥَﺹ‬Yā Nāsir O Helper! Recite Salāt ‘alan Nabī 
before and after [Mawlānān Ashraf ‘Alī Thānwī]

 Rasūlullāh  has advised placing the pen in the top of the right
ear for assisting in one’s thoughts. [Ibn ‘Asākir – narration of Anas , at-Tirmizī
and ad-Daylamī – narration of Zayd bin Thābit ]

 Rasūlullāh  has advised sprinkling earth over the paper for


success. [Ibn Abī Shaybah, at-Tirmizī, Ahmad, Ibn Mājah, ad-Daylamī, Ibn ‘Asākir, Ibn
‘Adī, Musnad Ibn Manī‘, Akhbār Isbahān of Abū Nu‘aym, al-Bayhaqī, Ibn Qāni‘, at-Tabrānī,
Ibn Diyā, ad-Dārqutnī, al-‘Aqīlī, A‘māl Qurānī – narration of Ibn ‘Abbas, Jābir, Abū
Hurayrah, Yazīd bin Hajjāj, Anas, Abud Dardā ]

 Before writing something important, place the right hand on the


earth and wipe it on the page. Whatever purpose it is being written
for will be fulfilled e.g. employment application, examination etc.
Recite the following in your heart during an oral examination:
‫َ`ُْ ُر یَ َو ُدوْ ُد‬u َ‫س ی‬
ُ ْ‫(و‬Y ُ/ َ‫ح ی‬
ُ ْY)ُ‫یَ ﺱ‬
Yā Subbūh! Yā Quddūs! Yā Ghāfūr! Yā Wadūd!
O Most Pure! O Most Holy! O Most Forgiving! O Most Loving!
[Majālisul Abrār]

 If your children are disobedient recite the following after


completing the tashshahud of Salāh. Recite it thrice after fard Salāh
as well and at the time the children are causing any confusion.
Picture your children when reading the word zurrīyatī.

َ ِْ"ِFْ#ُ"ْ ‫ ا‬
َ ِ ْN‫ َو ِاﻥ‬B
َ َْ ‫ ِا‬G
ُ ْ)ُ+ ْN‫ ِاﻥ‬.ْNِ8U‫ْ ذ ری‬NِQ ْNِ ِْFْ‫َو َاﺹ‬
Wa aslih lī fī zurrīyatī. Innī tubtu ilayka wa innī minal Muslimīn
And rectify my progeny. Verily I repent unto You and verily I am of
the Muslims. [al-Ahqāf:15] [A ‘māl Qurānī]

 After an examination until the results are received, recite in


abundance:
ُ َِْ‫ یَ ﻥ‬
ُ ِْ*ُ َ‫ح ی‬
ُ U8َQ َ‫ی‬
Yā Fattāh! Yā Mu‘īn! Yā Nasīr!
O Opener! O Helper! O Granter of victory! [A‘māl Qurānī]
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Du‘ās for abundance and ease
 Rasūlullāh  told ‘Alī  that even if he had debts equal to Mount
Uhud, it would be paid through the recitation of:
‫ك‬
َ ‫ْ ﺱَِا‬U"َ B
َ ِFْ4َ`ِ ْNِ-ِ-ْu‫ َو َا‬B
َ ِ‫ َْ ََا‬B
َ ِ َFَ<ِ ْNِ-ِ`ْ‫ اآ‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
Allāhummakfinī bihalālika ‘an harāmika wa aghninī bifadlika ‘amman
siwāk
O Allāh! Suffice me with Your Halāl to avoid Harām. With Your
bounty make me independent of others besides You.
[Ahmad, at-Tirmizī, al-Bayhaqī, Hākim, at-Tabrānī, al-Mishkāt – narration of ‘Alī ]

He who wishes for an increase in his wealth and daily income should
recite:

َ ِْ-ِZُ"ْ ‫ ا‬NَFَ >
 َ‫ َو ﺹ‬B َ ِ ُْ‫ك َو َرﺱ‬ َ (ِ ْ)َ (ٍ U"َ<ُ NَFَ >
 َ‫ ﺹ‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
‫ت‬
ِ َ"ِFْ#ُ"ْ ‫ َو ا‬َ ِْ"ِFْ#ُ"ْ ‫ت َو ا‬ ِ َ-ِZُ"ْ ‫َو ا‬
Allāhumma sallī ‘alā Muhammadin ‘abdika wa Rasūlika. Wa salli ‘alal
mu-minīna wal mu-mināti wal muslimīna wal muslimāti
O Allāh! Convey salutations upon Muhammad, Your slave and
Messenger. Convey salutations to the male and female believers
and Muslims.
[al-Bukhārī, Ibn Hibbān, Ibn Khuzaymah, al-Bayhaqī, Hākim, Ibn ‘Adī, Abū Ya‘lā, Ihyāul
‘Ulūm, al-Hisn al-Hasīn – narration of Abū Sa‘īd al-Khudrī ]

 Rasūlullāh  advised an impoverished Sahābī  to recite the


below du‘ā 100 times between the Sunnah and Fard of Fajr. A year
later he reported to Rasūlullāh  that he had so much wealth that he
could not handle it all.

َ ‫ْ`ِ ُ ا‬aَ8ْ‫ِْ ِ َو ِ<َ"ْ ِ( ِ َاﺱ‬gَ*ْ ‫ ا‬
ِ ‫نا‬
َ َ<ْ)ُ‫ َو ِ<َ"ْ ِ( ِ ﺱ‬
ِ ‫نا‬
َ َ<ْ)ُ‫ﺱ‬
Subhānallāhi wa bihamdihi subhānallāhil ‘Azhīm wa bihamdihi
astaghfirullāh
Purity and praise belong to Allāh. Purity and praise belong to Allāh
Most Magnificent. I seek Allāh’s forgiveness.
[Kitābud Da‘awāt of al-Mustaghfirī, Tambīhul Ghāfilīn, Madārijun Nubūwah of al-Bayhaqī,
Ibn Hibbān, Tarīkh Baghdād, Lisānul Mīzān of Ibn Hajr, Ihyāul ‘Ulūm, Uswah Rasūl Akram
– narration of Ibn ‘Umar ]

 To find any lost item recite Sūratud Duhā seven times with
Basmalah. Alternatively recite the following du‘ā thrice, with Salāt
‘alan Nabī  before and after:
ْNِ8U َ‫ْ ﺽ‬Iَ"ْ$‫ِ ِا‬,ِْQ J
َ ْ‫ َری‬V ‫س َْ ٍم‬
ِ U- ‫ ا‬Iَ َِ$ َ‫ ی‬U ُ6UF َ‫ا‬
Allāhumma yā jāmi‘an nāsi liyawmil lā rayba fīhi ijma‘ dāllatī
O Allāh! O Gatherer of mankind on the day in which there is no
doubt! Gather what I have lost.
[A‘māl Qurānī]
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If it is some severe need recite it 101 times in a single sitting. Do this
for seven days.

 For blessings and ease in business and dealings, recite 101


times between the Sunnah of ‘Ishā and Witr. Recite Salāt ‘alan Nabī
 before and after:
fِ#َ َ‫ ی‬Nِ-ْaُ َ‫ی‬
Yā Mughnī Yā Bāsit
O Giver of wealth! O Spreader! [Mawlānā Sulaymānī]

Du‘ās for good health

 A comprehensive du‘ā for all sickness and pain is to place the


right hand on the afflicted area and recite Bismillāh thrice then the
following seven times:
‫ِ ُ( َو ُا َ ِذ ُر‬$‫ َ َا‬U َ‫ِ ِْ ﺵ‬,ِ+‫ُ(ْ َر‬/ ‫ َو‬
ِ ِ ‫َاُْذ‬
A‘ūzu billāhi wa qudratihi min sharri mā ajidu wa uhāziru
I seek Allāh’s protection against what I am experiencing and what I
seek precaution against.
[al-Bukhārī, Muslim, Ahmad, Abū Dāwūd, at-Tirmizī, an-Nasāī, Ibn Mājah, at-Tabrānī,
Kitābul Azkār, Fadāilul Hajj – narration of ‘Uthmān bin Abil ‘Ās ]

If someone suffers from boils or other sores, apply earth to the


affected area and recite:
َ-‫ن َر‬
ِ ‫َ ِِذ‬-ُ"ِْ2َ‫ ﺱ‬Nَ`ْ&ُ‫َ ی‬-ِ4ْ*َ ِ|َ2ْ‫َ ِ ِی‬-ِ‫َُْ|ُ َارْﺽ‬+ 
ِ ‫ْ ِ ا‬#ِ
Bismillāhi turbatu ardinā, birīqati ba‘dinā, yushfā saqīmunā bi izni
Rabbinā
In the Name of Allāh, this is dust of our earth. With the saliva of
some of us may our sick be cured with the permission of our Rabb.
[al-Bukhārī, Muslim, Abū Dāwūd, Ibn Mājah, al-Humaydī, at-Tabrānī, Ibn Abī Shaybah,
Ibnus Sunnī, Ibn Hibbān, an-Nasāī, al-Bayhaqī – narration of Ummul Muminīn ‘Āishah]

 A terminally ill patient should recite Yā Allāh 200 times before the
Azān of Jumu‘ah, in such a part of the Masjid where people are not
coming or going, or at least are not many. Females may recite this in
a secluded part of the house.
[Mawlānā Ashraf ‘Alī Thānwī]

 For any illness recite Yā Salām 142 times. Recite Salāt ‘alan
Nabī  before and after.
[A‘māl Qurānī]
47
 If suffering from cancer or paralysis, recite the following, at
ayyuhatul ‘illah visualise the illness.

Nَ+َْ"ْ ‫ِ ا‬,ِ َ Fُ‫ض َاوْ آ‬


ُ ْ‫ِ ا َْر‬,ِ ْGَ*%ُ/ ْ‫ل َاو‬ ُ َ)ِ\ْ ‫ِ ا‬,ِ ْ‫ﻥً ﺱُ َت‬Aُْ/ ‫ن‬U ‫َو َْ َا‬
ْ>ُ2َQ ‫ل‬ ِ َ)ِ\ْ ‫ ا‬
ِ َ B َ َ‫ُْﻥ‬Fَˆْ#َ‫ َو ی‬.|UFِ*ْ ‫َ ا‬6ُ8U‫ َای‬G ِ ْ‫ َاﻥ‬
َ َْ]َQ .ً*ِْ"َ$ ُ َْْ ‫ِ ا‬,ّF ْ>َ
.ً8ْ‫ َا‬V ‫و‬Uَ ً$َ ِ َ6ِْQ ‫ََى‬+ V .ً`َْ`َ‫ًَ ﺹ‬/ َ‫ ُره‬Tَ ََQ .ً`ْ#َ‫ْ ﻥ‬N‫َ َر‬6ُ`ِ#ْ-َ‫ی‬
|UFِ*ْ ‫َ ا‬6ُ8U‫ َای‬G
ِ ْ‫ َاﻥ‬B
َ ِ Tَ‫آ‬
Wa law anna qurānan suyyirat bihil jibālu aw quti‘at bihil ardu aw
kullima bihil mawtā ballillāhil amru jamī‘ā. Fakayfa anti ayyatuhal
‘illah? Wa yas-alūnaka ‘anil jibāli faqul yansifuhā Rabbī nasfā.
Fayazaruhā qā‘an safsafā. Lā tarā fīhā ‘iwajaw wa lā amtā. Kazālika
anti ayyatuhal ‘illah
If there were a Qurān with which mountains were moved, or the
earth were cloven asunder, or the dead were made to speak, (this
would be the one!) But, truly, the command is with Allah in all things!
So how are you O disease? They ask you concerning the Mountains:
say, "My Rabb will uproot them and scatter them as dust; He will
leave them as plains smooth and level; Nothing crooked or curved
wilt thou see in their place." So are you O disease.
[From Faqīrullāh Shāh Shikārpūrī as narrated by Mawlānā Ashraf Khān Sulaymānī]

 A proven cure for diabetics is to recite the following āyāt


together:

ْNِQ ‫ن‬
َ َ‫ُ َو آ‬,َ-ْ‫ن ا‬ِ ‫ح‬ ُ ُْ‫ل َو ﻥَدَى ﻥ‬ِ َ)ِ\ْ َ‫ج آ‬
ٍ َْ ْNِQ ِْ6ِ ْ‫َ\ْ ِى‬+ N
َ ِ‫َو ه‬

َ ْ‫ِ ِی‬Qَ]ْ ‫ ا‬Iَ U ُْ]َ+ V ‫َ َو‬-َ*U ْJَ‫ ارْآ‬h U َ-ُU‫ل ی‬
ٍ [ِ ْ*َ
Wa hiya tajrī bihim fī mawjin kal jibāl. Wa nādā Nūhu nibnahu wa
kāna fī ma‘ziliy yā bunayyarkamma ‘anā wa lā takumma‘al kāfirīn
So the Ark floated with them on the waves (towering) like mountains,
and Nūh called out to his son, who had separated himself (from the
rest): "O my son! Embark with us, and be not with the unbelievers!"
[Hūd:42]

ْN ْ>َ*ْ$‫و ا‬U ‫ق‬


ٍ ْ(ِ‫ج ﺹ‬
َ َ ْ^ُ ْNِ-ْ$ِ ْK‫ق َو َا‬ ٍ (ْ ِ‫> ﺹ‬َ َKْ(ُ ْNِ-ْFِKْ‫ب َاد‬
 ‫َر‬
‫ًِْا‬U‫َﻥً ﻥ‬%ْFُ‫ ﺱ‬Bَ ْ‫ ُ(ﻥ‬U ِْ
Rabbi adkhilnī mudkhala sidqiw wa akhrijnī mukhraja sidqiw waj‘al lī
milladunka sultānan nasīrā
Say: "O my Rabb! Let my entry be by the Gate of Truth and Honour,
and likewise my exit by the Gate of Truth and Honour; and grant me
from Your Presence an authority to aid (me)." [al-Isrā:81]
[A‘māl Qurānī]
48
 Recite the following du ‘ā for urine, kidney (stones) problems etc.

َ"َ‫ض آ‬ِ ْ‫"َ ِء َو ا َْر‬U# ‫ ا‬NِQ ‫ك‬ َ ُ ْ‫ َا‬B َ ُ"ْ‫س اﺱ‬َ (U َ2َ+ ‫"َ ِء‬U# ‫ ا‬NِQ ْ‫ى‬Tِ U ‫ ا‬
ُ ‫َ ا‬-Y‫َر‬
‫َ َو‬-َُْ َ-َ ِْ`ْu‫ض َو ا‬ِ ْ‫ ا َْر‬NِQ B َ َ8َ"ْ ‫ْ*َ>ْ َر‬$َQ ‫"َ ِء‬U# ‫ ا‬NِQ B َ ُ8َ"ْ ‫َر‬
B
َ ِ8َ"ْ ‫ َو َر ْ"َ|ً ْ َر‬B َ َِ`ِ‫ََﻥْ ِ[لْ ﺵِ`َ ًء ْ ﺵ‬Q ِْ)U% ‫ب ا‬ Y ‫ َر‬G
َ ْ‫َیَﻥَ َاﻥ‬%َK
Iِ ْ$َ ْ ‫ هَذا ا‬NَFَ
َRabbunāllāhullazī fis samāi taqaddasasmuka. Amruka fis samāi wal
ardi. Kamā rahmatuka fis samāi faj‘al rahmataka fil ardi waghfir lanā
Hūbanā wa khatāyānā. Anta Rabbut Tayyibīn. Fa-anzil shifāam min
shifāika wa rahmatam mir rahmatika ‘alā hāzal waj‘
You are our Rabb Allāh. Holy is Your Name in the heaven. Your
command is in the heaven and earth. Just as Your mercy is in the
heaven, place it on earth. Forgive our sins and mistakes. You are the
Rabb of the pure ones. Send down cure from Your cure and mercy
from Your mercy upon this pain.
[Abū Dāwūd, an-Nasāī, Hākim, Ibnus Sunnī, Ibn Hibbān, at-Tabrānī, Ibn ‘Adī – narration of
Abud Dardā ]

 One suffering from leprosy should recite the du‘ā of Ayyūb 


َ ِْ"ِ ‫ا‬U ‫ َارْ َ ُ ا‬G
َ ْ‫ َو َاﻥ‬Y Y4 ‫ ا‬N
َ ِ-U#َ ِْNّ‫ب َاﻥ‬
 ‫َر‬
Rabbi annī massaniyaddurru wa anta Arhamur Rāhimīn
O My Rabb! Has afflicted me and You are the Most Merciful of those
who show mercy. [al-Ambiyā:83]
[A ‘māl Qurānī]

 If one suffers from weak eyesight recite thrice after every Fard
Salāh:
ٌ(ْ‫ك ا َْْ َم َ ِ(ی‬
َ ُ ََ)َQ B
َ ََ%ِu B
َ ْ-َ َ-ْ`َ&َ]َQ
Fakashafnā ‘anka ghitā-aka fabasarukal yawma hadīd
We have removed your veil from you and your sight is now sharp.
[Qāf:22]

Then recite Yā Shakūr thrice with Salāt ‘alan Nabī  before and
after.
Write the du‘ā of Ya‘qūb  as a ta‘wīz and tie it on your right arm:
ُْ]ِFْ‫ْ َِه‬Nِ‫ُْﻥ‬+ْ‫ت ًَِْا َو ا‬
ِ َْ‫ْ ی‬Nِ‫ِ َا‬,ْ$‫ َو‬NَFَ ُ ُْ2ْ ََQ ‫ْ هذا‬hِِْ"َ2ِ ‫اِذهَ)ُْا‬

َ ِْ*َ"ْ$‫َا‬
Izhabū biqamīsī hāzā fa-alqūhū ‘alā wajhi abī ya-ti basīrāw wa-tūnī bi
ahlikum ajma‘īn.
"Go with this my shirt, and cast it over the face of my father: he will
come to see (clearly). Then come ye (here) to me together with all
your family." [Yūsuf:93][A‘māl Qurānī]
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 Hepatytis sufferers should recite Sūratul Bayyinah (Lam yakun)
once in the morning and once in the evening and blow on
themselves.
[A‘māl Qurānī]

 One who suffers from an illness in the joints should recite three
times the full Sūratul Lahab with Basmalah, morning and
evening.[A‘māl Qurānī]
In the same way he should recite

ِfْ#ِ2ْ ِ ً"َ/ ِ ْFِ*ْ ‫َِ]َ|ُ َو ُا ُا ا‬Fَ"ْ ‫ هُ َ َو ا‬U ‫ َ ِا‬Vِ‫ ا‬V ُ,U‫ َاﻥ‬
ُ ‫ِ َ( ا‬6َ‫ﺵ‬
ُ ِْ]َ<ْ ‫ هُ َ ا ْ*َ ِ[یْ ُ[ ا‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ِا‬V
Shahidallāhu annahu lā ilāha illā huwa wal malāikatu wa ulul ‘ilm
qāimam bil qist. Lā ilāha illā huwal ‘Azīzul Hakīm.
Allāh bears witness that there is no god but He and the Malāikah and
those of knowledge [also testify] that there is no god but He, Most
Honourable, Most Wise.

Recite Salāt Tunjīnā 11 times and blow on yourself. This is a proven


formula. [Fadāil Darūd]

 For toothache recite thrice morning and evening:

‫ن‬
َ ُْ"َFْ*َ+ ‫ف‬
َ َْ‫وﺱ‬U ‚ َ2َ8ْ#Y ٍَ)َ‫> ﻥ‬
 ُ]ِ
Likuli naba-im mustaqarraw wa sawfa ta‘lamūn
For every message is a limit of time, and soon will you know it."
[al-An‘ām:67]

Also place your finger on the paining tooth and recite 11 times
morning and evening:

َ ِْ‫ ِاَْاه‬NِFَ ًَFَ‫و ﺱ‬U ‫ْ َْدًا‬Nِ‫َ یَ ﻥَرُ آُْﻥ‬-ْFُ/


Qulnā yā nāru kūnī bardaw wa salāman ‘alā Ibrāhīm
We said, “O fire! Be cool and safe for Ibrāhīm.”
[al-Ambiyā:69][A‘māl Qurānī]

 If your hair is falling out or has stopped growing, recite once


morning and evening, and apply saliva to your finger which you
should then rub on the head:


َ ِْ"ِ Ug ‫ یَ ِ[یْ ُ( ا‬V ‫ َو‬
َ ِْ-ِZُ"F ٌ|َ"ْ ‫و َر‬U ٌ‫ن َ هَُ ﺵِ`َء‬
ِ Aُْ2ْ ‫ ا‬
َ ِ ‫ل‬
ُ [ َ-ُ‫َو ﻥ‬
‫َرًا‬#َK U ‫ِا‬
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Wa nunazzilu minal Qurāni mā huwa shifāuw wa rahmatul lilmuminīn
wa lā yazīduzh zhālimīna illā khasārā
We send down in the Qurān that which is a healing and a mercy to
those who believe: to the unjust it causes nothing but loss after loss.
[al-Isrā:83] [A‘māl Qurānī]

 To counter harmful side effects of medication, recite Sūratut


Tāriq thrice. Then blow on the medicine and recite the Basmalah.

 If a poisonous creature bites someone, circle the wound with


your finger whilst reciting seven times in a single breath:


َ ْ‫ ِری‬U)َ$ ُْ8ْ&َ%َ ُْ8ْ&َ%َ ‫َو اِذا‬
Wa izā batashtum batashtum jabbārīn
And when you exert your strong hand, do you do it like men
of absolute power?
[ash-Shu‘arā:130] [A‘māl Qurānī]

 Recite thrice and blow on the one suffering from headache:

‫ن‬
َ ُْQ[ِ ْ-ُ‫ ی‬V ‫َ َو‬6ْ-َ ‫ن‬
َ ُْ(U َُ‫ ی‬V
Lā yusadda‘ūna ‘anhā wa lā yunzifūn
No after-ache will they receive therefrom, nor will they
suffer intoxication:
[al-Wāqi‘ah:19]
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Āyāt of cure

Abul Qāsim al-Qushyarī narrates that his child became so ill that he
feared that the child was going to die. He saw Rasūlullāh  in a
dream and explained his child’s condition to him. Rasūlullāh  asked
him why he did not practise reciting the āyāt of cure and seek cure
through them. He searched through the Qurān, and found six āyāt of
cure. He wrote them on and then dissolved them in water. When the
child drank the water it was immediately cured.

Mawlānā Thānwī said that whether written on a plate and the


washed off water given to drink or whether hung as a ta‘wīz around
the neck, inshāallāh the disease will be cured however severe it may
be. [The most practical way of writing it is with saffron if you intend drinking it –
translator]

The āyāt are:



َ ِْ
ِ ‫َو َِْ ُ ُوْ َر َْ ٍم‬
Wa yashfī sudūra qawmim mu-minīn
And He will cure the chests of the Muminīn
[at-Tawbah:14]

‫ ُ(وْر‬Y ‫ ا‬NِQ َ" ٌ‫َو ﺵِ`َء‬


Wa shif-ul limā fis sudūr
And a cure for what are in the chests
[Yūnus:57]
‫س‬
ِ U-F ٌ‫ِ ﺵِ`َء‬,ِْQ ُ,ُ‫ٌِ َا َْاﻥ‬Fَ8ْ^Y ٌ‫َ ﺵََاب‬6ِ‫ُْﻥ‬%ُ ِْ ‫ج‬
ُ ُ ْ^َ‫ی‬
Yakhruju mim butūnihā sharābum mukhtalifun alwānuhu fīhi shifā-ul
linnās
There issues from within their bodies a drink of varying colours,
wherein is healing for men.

َ ِْ-ِZُ"F ٌ|َ"ْ ‫و َر‬U ٌ‫ن َ هُ َ ﺵِ`َء‬
ِ Aُْ2ْ ‫ ا‬
َ ِ ‫ل‬
ُ [ َ-ُ‫َو ﻥ‬
Wa nunazzilu minal Qurāni mā huwa shifāuw wa rahmatul lilmuminīn
We send down in the Qurān that which is a healing and a mercy to
those who believe: to the unjust it causes nothing but loss after loss.


ِ ِْ`ْ&َ‫ُ َ ی‬6َQ G
ُ ْ‫َو اِذا َ ِﺽ‬
Wa izā maridtu fahuwa yashfīn
And when I am ill He cures me
ٌ‫و ﺵِ`َء‬U ‫ُْا هُ(ًى‬-َA 
َ ْ‫ی‬Tِ UFِ َ ُ‫ُ>ْ ه‬/
Qul huwa lillazīna āmanū hudaw wa shifā
Say: It is for those who believe a guidance and cure
[Madārijun Nubūwah, A‘māl Qurānī]
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Manzil
Ubayy bin Ka‘b  narrates that a Bedouin came to Rasūlullāh  and
said that his brother was experiencing difficulty. When Rasūlullāh 
asked what the difficulty was, he replied that it was some kind of
insanity. Rasūlullāh  instructed the Bedouin to bring his brother to
him. He did this and Rasūlullāh  recited the below āyāt and blew on
him. The man was cured as if he had never been ill.

1. Begin recitation of the Qurān with A ‘ūzu billāhi minash


Shaytānir Rajīm I seek Allāh’s protection against the accursed
Shaytān.

2. Sūratul Fātihah with Basmalah and “Āmīn”.

3. Al-Baqarah 1-5

.ِ ْ U ‫ن ا‬ ِ َ"ْ U ‫ ا‬ ِ ‫ْ ِ ا‬#ِ


.
َ ِْ2U8ُ"ْF ‫ِ هُ(ًى‬,ِْQ J َ ْ‫ َری‬V ‫ب‬ ُ َ8ِ]ْ ‫ ا‬B َ ِ ‫ ذا‬.ّ ‫ا‬
.‫ن‬
َ ُْ2ِ`ْ-ُ‫َهُْ ی‬-ْ/‫ َر َز‬U"ِ ‫َ َة َو‬FU ‫ن ا‬ َ ُْ"ِْ2ُ‫ َو ی‬J ِ َْaْ ِ 
ُ ِZُ‫ ی‬َ ْ‫ی‬Tِ U ‫َا‬
ُْ‫ِ َ ِة ه‬Klْ ِ ‫ َو‬B َ ِFْ)َ/ ِْ ‫ل‬ َ [ِ ْ‫ َو َ ُاﻥ‬B َ َْ ‫ل ِا‬
َ [ِ ْ‫ ِ"َ ُاﻥ‬
ُ ِZُ‫ ی‬َ ْ‫ی‬Tِ U ‫َو ا‬
.‫ن‬
َ ُْ<ِFْ`ُ"ْ ‫ هُ ُ ا‬B َ ِˆَ ‫ِْ َو اُو‬6‫ر‬U ْ ‫ هُ(ًى‬NَFَ B َ ِˆَ ‫ اُو‬.‫ن‬
َ ُْ-ِ/ُْ‫ی‬
Bismillāhir Rahmānir Rahīm. Alif Lām Mīm. Zālikal kitābu lā rayba
fīhi hudal lil muttaqīn. Allazīna yu-minu bilghaybi wa yuqīmūnas
salāta wa mimmā razaqnāhum yunfiqūn. Wallazīna yu-minūna bimā
unzila ilayka wa mā unzila min qablika wa bil ākhirati hum yūqinūn.
Ulāika ‘alā hudam mirrabbihim wa ulāika humul muflihūn.
In the Name of Allāh, Most Merciful, Merciful unto all. Alif Lām Mīm.
This is the Book whereof there is no doubt, a guidance unto those
who fear Allāh. Who believe in the unseen, and establish Salāh, and
spend of that We have bestowed upon them; And who believe in that
which is revealed unto you (Muhammad ) and that which was
revealed before you, and are certain of the Hereafter. These depend
on guidance from their Rabb. These are the successful.

4. Āyah 163 of Sūratul Baqarah


ُ‫ ه‬U ‫ا ِ(ٌ َ ِإ َ َ ِإ‬U‫وَ ِإ َهُ]ُْ ِإ ٌَ و‬
ُ ِْ U ‫ن ا‬
ُ َ"ْ U ‫ا‬
Wa ilāhukum ilāhuwwāhid. Lā ilāha illāhuwar Rahmānur Rahīm.
Your god is One Allāh, there is no god but He, Most Merciful and
Merciful to all.
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5. al-Baqarah 255-7

NِQ َ ُ,َ .ٌ‫ ﻥَْم‬V ‫و‬U ٌ|َ-ِ‫ ُ ﺱ‬TُKَْ+ V .‫ْ ُم‬Yَ2ْ ‫ ا‬h Y َ<ْ ‫ َا‬.َ ُ‫ ه‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ِا‬V  ُ ‫ا‬
َ ُ َFْ*َ‫ ی‬.ِ,ِ‫ ِِذﻥ‬U ‫ْ َ( ُ ِا‬-ِ Iُ َ`ْ&َ‫ىْ ی‬Tِ U ‫ َْ ذا ا‬.‫ض‬ ِ ْ‫ ا َْر‬NِQ َ ‫ت َو‬ ِ ‫َ"َوَا‬# ‫ا‬
ُ,Yِ‫ آُْﺱ‬Iَ ِ‫ َوﺱ‬.‫ ِ"َ ﺵَ َء‬U ‫ِ ِا‬,ِ"ْFِ*ِ ‫ن‬ َ ُْ%ِْ<ُ‫ ی‬V ‫ُْ َو‬6َ`ْFَK َ ‫ِْ َو‬6ْ‫ َایْ ِ(ی‬ َ َْ
َ ‫ ِاآَْا‬V .ُ ِْgَ*ْ ‫ ا‬h Y ِFَ*ْ ‫ُ"َ َو هُ َ ا‬6ُgْ`ِ ُ ‫ ُد‬Zُ َ‫ ی‬V ‫ض َو‬ َ ْ‫ت َو ا َْر‬ ِ ‫"َوَا‬U# ‫ا‬

ِ ِ ِْْZُ‫ت َو ی‬ ِ ُْuU% ِ ُْ`ْ]U‫َ"َْ ی‬Q .h  َaْ ‫ ا‬
َ ِ (ُ ْ‫ﺵ‬Y ‫ ا‬َ Uَ)U+ ْ(َ/ . َ ْ‫ ا (ی‬NِQ
h
Y ِ ‫ َو‬ ُ ‫ ا‬.ٌِْFَ ٌIِْ"َ‫ ﺱ‬ ُ ‫ َو ا‬.َ6َ ‫ َ اﻥْ`َِ َم‬.Nَ2ْyُ ْ ‫ ِ ْ*ُْ َو ِة ا‬Bَ َ#ْ"َ8ْ‫َ ِ( اﺱ‬2َQ
ُ ُ6َُِ ْ‫ آَ`َ ُوْا َاو‬َ ْ‫ی‬Tِ U ‫ َو ا‬.‫ْ ِر‬Y- ‫ ا‬Nَ ‫ت ِا‬ ِ َ"ُFYg ‫ ا‬َ  ُْ6ُ$ِ ْ^ُ‫ُْا ی‬-َA  َ ْ‫ی‬Tِ U ‫ا‬
.‫ت‬ِ َ"ُFYg ‫ ا‬Nَ ‫ْ ِر ِا‬Y- ‫ ا‬ َ  ُْ6ُ$ِ ْ^ُ‫ت ی‬ُ ُْuU% ‫ا‬
‫ن‬
َ ْ‫َ ِ ُ(و‬K َ6ِْQ ُْ‫ّ ِر ه‬- ‫ب ا‬ُ َ<ْ‫ َاﺹ‬B َ َِ ‫اُو‬
َAllāhu lā ilāha illā huwa. Alhayyul Qayyūm. Lā ta-khuzuhū sinatuw
wa lā nawm. Luhū mā fis samāwāti wa mā fil ard. Man zallazī
yashfa‘u ‘indahū illā bi iznih. Ya ‘lamu mā bayna aydīhim wa mā
khalfahum. Wa lā yuhītūna bi ‘ilmihī illā bimā shā-a. wasi‘a
kursīyuhus samāwāti wal arda wa lā yaūduhū hifzhuhumā wa huwal
‘Alīyul ‘Azhīm. Lā ikrāha fid dīn. Qattabayyanar rushdu minal ghayy.
Famay yakfur bit tāghūti wa yumim billāhi faqadistamsaka bil ‘urwatil
wuthqā. Lan fisāma lahā. Wallāhu samī‘un ‘alīm. Allāhu walīyul
lazīna āmanū yukhrijuhum minazh zhulumāti ilan nūr. Wallazīna
kafarū awliyāuhumut tāghūtu yukhrijuhum minan nūri ilazh zhulumāti.
Ulāika ashābun nār. Hum fīhā khālidūn.

Allah! There is no god save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither
slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. Unto Him belonges whatsoever is
in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that
intercedeth with Him save by His leave? He knows that which is in
front of them and that which is behind them, while they encompass
nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His throne extends over
the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving
them. He is the Sublime, the Tremendous. There is no compulsion
in religion. The right direction is henceforth distinct from error. And
he who rejects false deities and believes in Allah has grasped a firm
handhold which will never break. Allah is Hearer, Knower. Allah is
the Protecting Friend of those who believe. He brings them out of
darkness into light. As for those who disbelieve, their patrons are
false deities. They bring them out of light into darkness. Such are
rightful owners of the Fire. They will abide therein forever.
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6. al-Baqarah 284-6

ُ ُْ`ْ^ُ+ ْ‫ِ]ُْ َاو‬#ُ`ْ‫ َاﻥ‬NِQ َ ‫ُ)ْ ُ(وْا‬+ ْ‫ض َو اِن‬ ِ ْ‫ ا َْر‬NِQ َ ‫ت َو‬ ِ ‫"َ َوا‬U# ‫ ا‬NِQ َ  ِ
‫ْ ٍء‬hَ‫> ﺵ‬  ُ‫ آ‬NَFَ  ُ ‫&َ ُء َو ا‬U‫ب َْ ی‬ ُ T َ*ُ‫&َ ُء َو ی‬U‫ْ`ِ ُ ِ"َْ ی‬aََQ . ُ ‫ِ ا‬,ِ ُْ]ْ)ِ‫یُ<َﺱ‬
‫ِ َو‬,ِ8َ]َِFَ ‫ َو‬ ِ ِ  َ َA >‚ ُ‫ آ‬.‫ن‬ َ ُْ-ِZُ"ْ ‫ِ َو ا‬,َْ ‫ل ِا‬َ [ِ ْ‫ل ِ"َ ُاﻥ‬ ُ ُْ‫ﺱ‬U ‫ ا‬
َ َA .ٌْ‫َ ِ(ی‬/
َ-ْ*َm‫َ َو َا‬-ْ*ِ"َ‫َ ُْا ﺱ‬/ ‫ِ َو‬,ِFُ‫رﺱ‬Y ْ ٍ(َ ‫ َا‬ َ َْ ‫ق‬ُ  َ`ُ‫ ﻥ‬V .ِ,ِFُ‫ِ َو ُرﺱ‬,ِ)ُ8ُ‫آ‬
َ َ6َ .َ6َ*ْ‫ ُوﺱ‬U ‫ً ِا‬#ْ`َ‫ ﻥ‬ ُ ‫ا‬ ُ Fَ]ُ‫ ی‬V .ُ َِْ"ْ ‫ ا‬B َ َْ ‫َ َو ِا‬-U‫ َر‬B
َ َ‫ُ`َْاﻥ‬u
‫َ َو‬-U‫ َر‬.َ‫َْﻥ‬%ْK‫َ َاوْ َا‬-ِْ#َ‫ﻥ‬U ْ‫ْﻥَ ِان‬TِK‫َا‬Zُ+ V َ-U‫ َر‬.ْGَ)َ#َ8ْ‫َ َ اآ‬6َْFَ ‫ْ َو‬Gَ)َ#َ‫آ‬
َ-ْF"َ<ُ+ V ‫َ َو‬-U‫ َر‬.َ-ِFْ)َ/ ِْ  َ ْ‫ی‬Tِ U ‫ ا‬NَFَ ُ,َ8ْFَ"َ َ"َ‫َ ِاﺹًْا آ‬-َْFَ ْ>ِ"ْ<َ+ V
َ‫ َْ َﻥ‬G
َ ْ‫ َاﻥ‬.َ-ْ"َ ْ‫َ َو ار‬-َ ِْ`ْu‫ َو ا‬U-َ  ُ ْ‫ َو ا‬.ِ,ِ َ-َ َ|َ/ََm V َ
.
َ ْ‫ِ ِی‬Qَ]ْ ‫َْ ِم ا‬2ْ ‫ ا‬NَFَ َ‫َﻥُْْﻥ‬Q

Lillāhi mā fis samāwāti wa mā fil ard.wa in tubdū mā fī anfusikum aw


tukhfūhu yuhāsibkum bihillāh.fayaghfiru limay yashāu wa yu‘azzibu
may yashāu. Wallāhu ‘alā kulli shayin qadīr. Āmanar Rasūl bimā
unzila ilayhi wal mu-minūn. Kullun āmana billāhi wa Malāikatihī wa
kutubihī wa Rusulih. Lā nufarriqu bayna ahadim mir Rasulih. Wa
qālū sami‘nā wa ata‘nā. Ghufrānaka Rabbanā wa ilaykal masīr. Lā
yukallifullāhu nafsan illā wus‘ahā. Lahā mā kasabat wa ‘alayhā
maktasabat. Rabbanā lā tu-ākhiznā innasīnā aw akhta-nā. Rabbanā
wa lā tahmil ‘alaynā isran kamā hamaltahū ‘alallazīna min qablinā.
Rabbanā wa lā tuhammilnā mā lā tāqata lanā bih. Wa‘fu ‘annā.
Waghfir lanā. Anta Mawlānā fansurnā ‘alal qawmil kāfirīn.

Unto Allah (belongs) whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is


in the earth; and whether you make known what is in your minds or
hide it, Allah will bring you to account for it. He will forgive whom He
will and He will punish whom He will. Allah is Able to do all things.
The Rasūl believes in that which has been revealed unto him from
his Rabb and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in Allah and
His Malāikah and His scriptures and His messengers--We make no
distinction between any of His messengers--and they say: We hear,
and we obey. Grant us Your forgiveness, our Rabb. Unto You is the
journeying. Allah burdens not a soul beyond its scope. For it (is only)
that which it hath earned, and against it (only) that which it hath
deserved. Our Rabb! Condemn us not if we forget, or err! Our Rabb!
Lay not on us such a burden as Thou didst lay on those before us!
Our Rabb! Impose not on us that which we have not the strength to
bear! Pardon us, absolve us and have mercy on us, You, our
Protector, and give us victory over the disbelieving folk.
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7. Āl ‘Imrān 18

ِfْ#ِ2ْ ِ ً"َ/ ِ ْFِ*ْ ‫َِ]َ|ُ َو ُا ُا ا‬Fَ"ْ ‫ هُ َ َو ا‬U ‫ َ ِا‬Vِ‫ ا‬V ُ,U‫ َاﻥ‬
ُ ‫ِ َ( ا‬6َ‫ﺵ‬
ُ ِْ]َ<ْ ‫ هُ َ ا ْ*َ ِ[یْ ُ[ ا‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ِا‬V
Shahidallāhu annahu lā ilāha illā huwa wal malāikatu wa ulul ‘ilm
qāimam bil qist. Lā ilāha illā huwal ‘Azīzul Hakīm.

Allāh bears witness that there is no god but He and the Malāikah and
those of knowledge [also testify] that there is no god but He, Most
Honourable, Most Wise.

8. Āl ‘Imrān 26-7

‫َ&َ ُء‬+ ْU"َ ِ Bَ ْFُ"ْ ‫ع ا‬


ُ [ِ ْ-َ+ ‫َ&َ ُء َو‬+ َْ B َ ْFُ"ْ ‫ ا‬Nِ+ْZُ+ B ِ ْFُ"ْ ‫ ا‬B
َ ِ َ U ُ6UF ‫> ا‬
ِ ُ/
.ٌْ‫َ ِ(ی‬/ ‫ْ ٍء‬hَ‫> ﺵ‬  ُ‫ آ‬NَFَ B َ U‫ك ا ْ^َْ ُ ِاﻥ‬َ (ِ َِ ‫َ&َ ُء‬+ َْ ‫ل‬ Y Tِ ُ+ ‫َ&َ ُء َو‬+ َْ [Y ِ*ُ+ ‫َو‬
G
ِ َ"ْ ‫ ا‬ َ ِ hU َ<ْ ‫ج ا‬ ُ ِ ْ^ُ+ ‫> َو‬ ِ ْUF ‫ ا‬NِQ ‫َ َر‬6U- ‫ƒ ا‬ ُ ِ ُْ+ ‫َ ِر َو‬6U- ‫ ا‬NِQ > َ ْUF ‫ƒ ا‬ُ ِ ُْ+
‫ب‬
ٍ َ#ِ ِ َْaِ ‫َ&َ ُء‬+ َْ ‫ق‬ ُ ‫َْ ُز‬+ ‫ َو‬h  َ<ْ ‫ ا‬ َ ِ Gَ َ"ْ ‫ج ا‬ ُ ِ ْ^ُ+ ‫َو‬
Qulillāhumma Mālikal mulki tu-til mulka man tashāu wa tanzi‘ul
mulka mimman tashāu wa tu‘izzu man tashāu wa tuzillu man tashāu,
biyadikal khayr, innaka ‘alā kulli shayin qadīr. Tūlijul layla fin nahār
wa tūlijun nahāra fillayli wa tukhrijul hayya minal mayyiti wa tukhrijul
mayyita minal hayyi. Wa tarzuqu man tashāu bighayri hisāb.

Say: O Allāh! Master of Sovereignty! You grant sovereignty to who


You desire and remove sovereignty from whom You desire. You
honour whom You desire to and disgrace whom You desire to. In
Your hands is all good. Verily You have power over all things. You
make night enter into day and the day enter into night. You take the
living from the dead and the dead from the living. You grant
sustenance to whom You will without measure.

9. al-A ‘rāf:54-6

NَFَ ‫ََى‬8ْ‫ اﺱ‬U ُy ‫ ٍم‬U‫|ِ َای‬U8ِ‫ْ ﺱ‬NِQ ‫ض‬ َ ْ‫ت َو ا َْر‬ ِ ‫"َ َو‬U# ‫; ا‬ َ َFَK ْ‫ى‬Tِ U ‫ ا‬ ُ ‫]ُ ُ ا‬U‫ن َر‬
U ‫ِا‬
‫ُ\ُْ َم‬- ‫َ"َ َ َو ا‬2ْ ‫† َو ا‬
َ ْ"U& ‫و ا‬Uَ ً‡ِْ‡َ ُ,ُ)ُFْ%َ‫َ َر ی‬6U- ‫> ا‬ َ ْU ‫ ا‬Nِ&ْaُ‫ش ی‬ ِ َْ*ْ ‫ا‬
‫ ُادُْْا‬. َ ِْ"َ َ*ْ ‫ب ا‬
Y ‫ َر‬ُ ‫كا‬ َ ‫َ)َ َر‬+ ُ َْْ ‫; َو ا‬ُ ْFَ^ْ ‫ُ ا‬,َ V ‫ت َِْ ِ ِ َا‬
ٍ ‫َا‬U^َ#ُ
‫ض‬
ِ ْ‫ ا َْر‬NِQ ‫ِ ُ(وْا‬#ْ`ُ+ V ‫ َو‬. َ ْ‫َ ِ(ی‬8ْ*ُ"ْ ‫ ا‬J
Y ِ<ُ‫ ی‬V ُ,U‫ ِاﻥ‬.|َْ`ُK ‫و َو‬U ًY َ4َ+ ُْ]U‫َر‬

َ ِْ-ِ#ْ<ُ"ْ ‫ ا‬ َ  ٌJْ‫َ ِی‬/ ِ ‫ن َر ْ"َ|َ ا‬ U ‫ ِا‬.ً*َ"َm ‫و‬U ًQَْK ُ ُْْ‫َ َو اد‬6ِ َFْ‫َ*ْ َ( ِاﺹ‬
56
Inna Rabbakumullāhullazī khalaqas samāwāti wal arda fī sittati
ayyāmin thummastawā ‘alal ‘arsh. Yughshil laylan nahāra yatlubuhū
hathīthaw washamsa wal qamara wan nujūma musakhkharātim bi-
amrih. A lā luhul khalqu wal amru. Tabārakallāhu Rabbul ‘ālamīn.
Ud‘ū Rabbakum tadarru‘aw wa khufyah. Innahū lā yahibbul mu‘tadīn.
Wa lā tufsidū fil ardi ba‘da islāhihā. Wad‘ūhū khawfaw wa tama‘ā.
Inna rahmatallāhi qarībum minal muhsinīn

Verily your Rabb is Allāh Who created the heavens and the earth in
six days then arose over the Throne. He brings the night to cover the
day, seeking it rapidly, and He created the sun, moon and stars
subjected to His command. Is creation and command not His?
Blessed is Allāh, Rabb of the worlds. Call on your Rabb with humility
and in private: for Allah loves not those who trespass beyond
bounds. Do no mischief on the earth, after it hath been set in order,
but call on Him with fear and longing (in your hearts): for the Mercy
of Allah is (always) near to those who do good.

10. al-Isrā: 110-1

.Nَ-ْ#ُ<ْ ‫ُ ا َْﺱْ"َ ُء ا‬,َFَQ ‫َ(ُْْا‬+ U"U‫ َای‬.‫ن‬ َ َ"ْ U ‫ َا ِو ادُْْا ا‬ َ ‫> ادُْْا ا‬ ِ ُ/
.ًFِْ)َ‫ ﺱ‬B
َ ِ ‫ ذا‬ َ َْ Šِ َ8ْ‫َ َو ا‬6ِ ْGِQَ^ُ+ V ‫ َو‬B َ ِ+َFَِ َْ6ْ\َ+ V ‫َو‬
B
ِ ْFُ"ْ ‫ ا‬NِQ ٌBْ‫ُ ﺵَ ِی‬,U ُْ]َ‫و َْ ی‬U ‫ْ َو َ(ًا‬Tِ^U8َ‫ىْ َْ ی‬Tِ U ‫ ا‬ ِ (ُ ْ"َ<ْ ‫> ا‬ِ ُ/ ‫َو‬
‫َ]ْ)ِْ ًا‬+ ُ ْ)َ‫ل َو آ‬
 TY ‫ ا‬
َ  h
‚ ِ ‫و‬U ُْ,U ُ]َ‫َو َْ ی‬

Qulid ‘ullāha awid ‘ur-Rahmān. Ayyam mā tad‘ū falahul Asmāul


Husnā. Wa lā tajhar bi salātika wa lā tukhāfit bihā wabtaghi bayna
zālika sabīlā. Wa qulil hamdu lillāhillazī lam yattakhiz waladaw wa
lam yakullahū sharīkun fil mulki wa lam yakul lahū walīyum minaz
zulli wa kabbirhu takbīrā

Say (unto mankind): Cry unto Allah, or cry unto the Most Mercidul,
unto whichsoever you cry (it is the same). His are the most beautiful
names. And be not loud voiced in your Salāh nor yet silent therein,
but follow a way between. And say: Praise be to Allah, Who has not
taken unto Himself a son, and Who hath no partner in the
Sovereignty, nor hath He any protecting friend through dependence.
And magnify Him with all magnificence.
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11. al-Muminūn: 115-8

B
ُ ِFَ"ْ ‫ ا‬
ُ ‫ ا‬Nَ َ*َ8َQ .‫ن‬ َ ُْ*َ$ُْ+ V َ-َْ ‫]ُْ ِا‬U‫و َاﻥ‬U ً‡َ)َ ُْ‫َآ‬-ْ2َFَK َ"U‫ُْ َاﻥ‬8ْ)ِ#َ<َQ ‫َا‬
V َ َKA ً‫ ِا َه‬ِ ‫ ا‬Iَ َ ‫ع‬ ُ ْ(U‫ َو َْ ی‬.ِ ْ‫ش ا ْ]َ ِی‬
ِ َْ*ْ ‫ب ا‬ Y ‫هُ َ َر‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ِا‬V .; Y َ<ْ ‫ا‬
‫ب‬
 ‫ر‬U ْ>ُ/ ‫ َو‬.‫ن‬ َ ْ‫ِ ُو‬Qَ]ْ ‫ ا‬
ُ ِFْ`ُ‫ ی‬V ُ,U‫ ِاﻥ‬.ِ,‫ْ َ( َر‬-ِ ُ,َُ#ِ َ"U‫َِﻥ‬Q .ِ,ِ ُ,َ ‫ن‬ َ َ‫ُْه‬
.
َ ِْ"ِ ‫ا‬U ‫َْ ُ ا‬K G َ ْ‫ْ`ِْ َو ارْ َْ َو َاﻥ‬u‫ا‬

A fahasibtum annamā khalaqnākum ‘abathaw wa annakum ilaynā lā


turja‘ūn. Fata‘ālallāhul Malikul Haqq. Lā ilāha illā huwa Rabbul ‘Arshil
Karīm. Wa may yad‘u ma‘allāhi ilāhan ākhar, lā burhāna lahū bih.
Fa-innamā hisābuhu ‘inda Rabbih. Innahū lā yuflihul kāfirūn. Wa qur
Rabbighfir warham wa Anta Khayrur Rāhimīn

Deemed you then that We had created you for naught, and that you
would not be returned unto Us? Now Allah be exalted, the True King!
There is no god save Him, the Rabb of the Noble Throne. He who
cries unto any other god along with Allah has no proof thereof. His
reckoning is only with his Rabb. Lo! disbelievers will not be
successful. And say: My Rabb! Forgive and have mercy, for You are
best of all who show mercy.

12. as-Sāffāt: 1-11

.‫ًْا‬$‫ت َز‬ ِ ‫َِا‬$‫ا‬U[ َQ .{`َ‫ت ﺹ‬ ِ UQU ‫ َو ا‬.ِ ْ U ‫ن ا‬ ِ َ"ْ U ‫ ا‬ ِ ‫ْ ِ ا‬#ِ


َ"ُ6َ-َْ َ ‫ض َو‬ ِ ْ‫ت َو ا َْر‬ ِ ‫"َوَا‬U# ‫ب ا‬ Y ‫ َر‬.ٌ(ِ ‫ن ِا َهَ]ُْ ََا‬ U ‫ ِا‬.‫ت ِذآًْا‬ِ َِ U8 َQ
ْ ًgْ`ِ ‫ َو‬.J ِ ِ‫ن ا ْ]ََاآ‬ ِ ِ|َ-ْ‫(ﻥَْ ِ ِ[ی‬Y ‫"َ َء ا‬U# ‫ ا‬U-U‫ َزی‬U‫ ِاﻥ‬.‫ق‬ِ ‫ب ا ْ"َ&َ ِر‬
Y ‫َو َر‬
.J
ٍ ٍِ‫َﻥ‬$ >  ُ‫ن ِْ آ‬ َ ُْQTَ ْ2ُ‫ َو ی‬NَFَْْ ‫ ا‬ ِ َ"ْ ‫ ا‬Nَ ‫ن ِا‬ َ ُْ*U"U#َ‫ ی‬V .‫ ِر ٍد‬U ‫ن‬ ٍ َ%َْ‫> ﺵ‬  ُ‫آ‬
.ٌJِ/َy ٌ‫َب‬6ِ‫ُ ﺵ‬,َ*َ)ْ+ََQ َ|َ`ْ%َ^ْ ‫ ا‬ َ ِ%َK َْ U ‫ ِا‬.ٌJِ‫اﺹ‬U‫ابٌ و‬Tَ ُْ6َ ‫و‬U ‫ُد ُْرًا‬
‫ب‬
ٍ ‫ ِز‬Uَ  ٍ ِْm ِْ ُْ‫َه‬-ْ2َFَK U‫ِاﻥ‬.َ-ْ2َFَK ْUَ ْ‫ً ام‬2ْFَK (Y َ‫ِْ َا هُْ َاﺵ‬6ِ8ْ`َ8ْ‫َﺱ‬Q
Bismillāhir Rahmānir Rahīm. Wasāffāti saffā. Fazzājirāti zajrā.
Fattāliyāti zikrā. Inna ilāhakum lawāhid. Rabbus samāwāti wal ardi
wa mā bayna humā wa Rabbul mashāriq. Innā zayyannas samāad
dunyā bizīnatinil kawākib. Wa hifzham min kulli shaytānim mārid. Lā
yassamma‘ūna ilal mala-il a‘lā wa yuqzafūna min kulli jānib. Duhūraw
wa lahum ‘azuābuw wāsib. Illā man khatifal khatfata fa-atba‘ahū
shihābun thāqib. Fastaftihim a hum ashaddu khalqan amman
khalaqnā? Innā khalaqnāhum min tīnil lāzib
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In the Name of Allāh, Most Merciful, Merciful unto all. By those who
set the ranks in battle order. And those who drive away (the wicked)
with reproof And those who read (the Word) for a reminder, Lo! Your
Rabb is surely One. Rabb of the heavens and of the earth and all
that is between them, and Rabb of the sun's risings. Lo! We have
adorned the lowest heaven with an ornament, the planets: With
security from every rebellious devil. They cannot listen to the Highest
Group for they are pelted from every side, Outcast, and theirs is a
perpetual torment; Save him who snatches a fragment, and there
pursues him a piercing flame. Then ask them Are they stronger as a
creation, or those (others) whom We have created? Lo! We created
them of sticky clay.

13. ar-Rahmān 33-40

‫ت َو‬ِ ‫"َوَا‬U# ‫َ ِر ا‬%ْ/‫وُا ِْ َا‬Tُ ُ`ْ-َ+ ْ‫ُْ َان‬8ْ*َ%َ8ْ‫ن اﺱ‬ ِ ‫† ِا‬
ِ ْ‫ َو ا ِْﻥ‬  ِ\ْ ‫یَ َ*ْ&َ َ ا‬
>
ُ َ‫ یُْﺱ‬.‫ن‬ ِ َT َ]ُ+ َ"ُ]‫ ََ ِء َر‬A ‫ي‬ َِ)َQ .‫ن‬ ٍ َ%ْFُ#ِ U ‫ن ِا‬
َ ْ‫و‬Tُ ُ`ْ-َ+ V .‫وُا‬Tُ ُ`ْ‫َﻥ‬Q ‫ض‬ِ ْ‫ا َْر‬
َ"ُ]‫ ََ ِء َر‬A ‫ي‬
 َِ)َQ .‫ن‬ ِ ‫ََِا‬8ْ-َ+ َFَQ ٌ‫و ﻥُ<َس‬Uَ ‫ ٍر‬U‫َْ]ُ"َ ﺵَُاظٌ ْ ﻥ‬Fَ
َ"ُ]‫ ََ ِء َر‬A ‫ي‬  َِ)َQ .‫ن‬ِ َ‫ْ َورْ َد ًة آَ (ه‬Gَ‫َ]َﻥ‬Q ‫"َ ُء‬U# ‫ ا‬G ِ U2َ&ْ‫َِذا اﻥ‬Q.‫ن‬ ِ َT َ]ُ+
‫ن‬
ِ َT َ]ُ+ َ"ُ]‫ ََ ِء َر‬A ‫ي‬  َِ)َQ ‫ن‬
‚ َ$ V ‫و‬U ٌ†ْ‫ِ ِاﻥ‬,ِ)ْ‫> َْ ذﻥ‬ ُ َˆْ#ُ‫ ی‬U Tٍ ِˆَََْQ .‫ن‬ِ َT َ]ُ+
yā ma‘shral jinni wal insi inistata‘tum an tanfuzū min aqtāris
samāwāti wal ardi fanfuzū. Lā tanfuzūna illā bisultān. Fabi ayyi ālāi
Rabbikumā tukazibān? Yursalu ‘alaykumā shuwāzhum min nāriw
wanuhāsun falā tantasirān. Fabi ayyi ālāi Rabbikumā tukazibān? Fa
izanshaqqatisamāu fakānat wardatan kaddihān. Fabi ayyi ālāi
Rabbikumā tukazibān? Fayawma-izil lā yus-alu ‘an zambihi insuw wa
lā jānn. Fabi ayyi ālāi Rabbikumā tukazibān?

O company of jinn and men, if you have power to penetrate (all)


regions of the heavens and the earth; then penetrate (them)! You will
never penetrate them save with (Our) sanction. Which is it, of the
favors of your Rabb, that you deny? There will be sent, against you
both, heat of fire and flash of brass, and ye will not escape. Which is
it, of the favors of your Rabb, that you deny? And when the heaven
splitteth asunder and becometh rosy like red hide Which is it, of the
favors of your Rabb, that you deny? On that day neither man nor jinn
will be questioned of his sin. Which is it, of the favors of your Rabb,
that you deny?
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14. al-Hashr 21-4

.ِ ‫َ&َْ|ِ ا‬K ْ ً( ََ8Y ً*ِ‫َﺵ‬K ُ,َ8ْ‫> َ ََای‬ ٍ َ)َ$ NَFَ ‫ن‬ َ Aُْ2ْ ‫َ هَذا ا‬-ْ [َ ْ‫ َْ َاﻥ‬
U ‫ ِا َ َ ا‬V ْ‫ى‬Tِ U ‫ُ ا‬,UF ‫ هُ َ ا‬.‫ن‬ َ ْ‫ ُو‬U]َ`َ8َ‫ُْ ی‬6UFَ*َ ‫س‬ِ U-Fِ َ6ُِ ْ4َ‫ل ﻥ‬ ُ َ‡َْْ ‫ ا‬B
َ ْFِ+ ‫َو‬
.ُ ِْ U ‫ن ا‬ ُ َ"ْ U ‫ هُ َ ا‬.‫َ َد ِة‬6U& ‫ َو ا‬J ِ َْaْ ‫ َ ِ ُ ا‬.َ ُ‫ه‬

ُ ِ"َْ6ُ"ْ ‫ ا‬ ُ ِْZُ"ْ ‫َ ُم ا‬FU# ‫س ا‬ ُ ْ‫(و‬Y ُ2ْ ‫ ا‬B ُ ِFَ"ْ ‫ َا‬.َ ُ‫ ه‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ا‬V ْ‫ى‬Tِ U ‫ُ ا‬,UF ‫هُ َ ا‬
.‫ن‬َ ُ‫ یُ&ْ ِآ‬U"َ ِ,UF ‫ن ا‬ َ َ<ْ)ُ‫ ﺱ‬.)َ]َ8ُ"ْ ‫ ُر ا‬U)َ\ْ ‫ا ْ*َ ِ[یْ ُ[ ا‬
.Nَ-ْ#ُ<ْ ‫ُ ا َْﺱْ"َ ُء ا‬,َ ‫ئ ا ْ"َُ  ُر‬ ُ ‫; ا ْ)َ ِر‬
ُ ِ َ^ْ ‫ُ ا‬,UF ‫هُ َ ا‬
ُ ِْ]َ<ْ ‫ َو هُ َ ا ْ*َ ِ[یْ ُ[ ا‬.‫ض‬ِ ْ‫ت َو ا َْر‬ ِ ‫"َ َو‬U# ‫ ا‬NِQ َ ُ,َ  ُ )َ#ُ‫ی‬
Law anzalnā hāzal Qurāna ‘alā jabalin lara-aytahū khāshi‘am
mutasaddi‘am min khashyatillāh. Wa tikal amthālu nadribuhā linnāsi
la‘allahum yatafakkarūn.Huwallāhullazī lā ilāha illā huwa. ‘Ālimul
ghaybi wash shahādah, huwar Rahmānur Rahīm. Huwallāhullazī lā
ilāha illā huwa. Al-Malikul Quddūs Salāmul Muminul Muhayminul
‘Azīzul Jabbārul Mutakabbir. Subhnānallāhi ‘ammā yushrikūn.
Huwallāhul Khāliqul Bāriul Musawwiru lahul asmāul husnā.
Yusabbihu lahū mā fis samāwāti wal ard. Wa huwal ‘Azīzul Hakīm.

If We had caused this Qurān to descend upon a mountain, you


would indeed seet humbled, rent asunder by the fear of Allah. Such
similitudes coin We for mankind that they may reflect. He is Allāh
besides Whom there is no other god. The Knower of the unseen and
the seen, He is Most Merciful and Merciful unto all. He is Allāh
besides Whom there is no other god, the King, the Holy, the Giver of
peace, the Giver of security, the Overseer of all, the Dominant over
all, the Prevailing over all, the Self-Glorious. Pure is Allāh from that
which they associate with Him! He is Allāh, the Creator, The Creator
of life, the Fashioner of shapes. To Him belongs the most beautiful
names. All that is in the heavens and earth declare his purity. He is
the possessor of all honour and wisdom.

15. Sūratul Kāfirūn with Basmalah


16. Sūratul Ikhlās with Basmalah
17. Sūratul Falaq with Basmalah
18. Sūratun Nās with Basmalah

This Manzil is a tried and tested formula against evil Jinn, magic and
certain other perils. These same āyāt, with some more or less, are
found in Baheshtī Zehwar of Mawlānā Thānwī. al-Qawl al-Jamīl of
Shāh Walīullāh Muhaddith Dehlawī, states, “These are 33 āyāt which
repel magic and devils and protects against thieves and beasts.
Bahesgtī Zewar states, “If someone is suspected of being afflicted
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with evil Jinn, write these āyāt and hang it around his neck. Recite
them and blow in water which you should sprinkle over him. If there
is evil effects on the house, recite the āyāt over water, blow on it, and
sprinkle in the four corners of the house.”

Shāh ‘Abdul ‘Azīz Muhaddith Dehlawī wrote that one should write the
last āyah of each Sūrah and hang this as a ta‘wīz around the neck.
This offers protection against magic and all evil effects.

Du ‘ā for the sick

 Someone came to ‘Alī  and informed him of a person being


sick. ‘Alī  asked him if it would please him that that person be
cured. He replied in the affirmative. ‘Alī taught him to recite the
following du‘ā. Replace the word fulānan with the sick person’s
name.

ً‫َﻥ‬FُQ 
ِ ْ‫ِْ ُ یَ آَ ِیْ ُ ِاﺵ‬Fَ َ‫ی‬
Yā Hālīmu yā Karīmu ishfi fulānan

O Most Lenient! O Most Noble! Cure ______!

 When visiting or caring for the sick, recite the following 7 times
upon him. Inshāallāh the patient will be cured:

Bَِ`ْ&َ‫ی‬U ْ‫ِْ ِ َان‬gَ*ْ ‫ش ا‬


ِ َْ*ْ ‫ب ا‬
U ‫ِْ َ َر‬gَ*ْ ‫ ا‬
َ ‫لا‬
َ َْ‫َاﺱ‬

As-alallāhal ‘Azhīm Rabbal ‘Arshil ‘azhīm ay yashfiyak.

I ask Allāh the Magnificent, Rabb of the magnificent Throne, to cure


you.

[Ibn Abī Shaybah, Ahmad, Abū Dāwūd, at-Tirmizī, an-Nasāī, Ibn Mājah, Ibn Hibbān, ad-
Dārqutnī, al-Marad wal Kaffārāt of Ibn Abid Dunyā, Ibn A‘rābī, Hākim, ‘Abd bin Humayd,
Abū Ya‘lā, Ibn Abī Hātim, Ibn Mundah, at-Tabrānī, Abū ‘Uwānah, Ibnun Najjār, Ibnul
Ghatrīf, at-Tabaqāt ash-Shāfi ‘īyah of as-Subkī, al-Baghawī, Tafsīr ath-Tha‘labī, al-Adab al-
Mufrad of al-Bukhārī, al-Amālī of ash-Shajarī, Ibn ‘Asākir, Ibn ‘Adī, Ibnus Sunnī, al-Mishkāt,
al-Hisn al-Hasīn – narration of ‘Alī, Ibn ‘Abbās and ‘Āishah ]
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Sundry azkār

 When departing on a journey, recite the following for ease of


travel and safety from disasters – Salāt ‘alan Nabī , Sūratul Kāfirūn,
Sūratun Nasr, Sūratul Ikhlās, Sūratul Falaq, Sūratun Nās and Salāt
‘alan Nabī . Begin and end each sūrah with Basmalah. Then recite:
.‫ن‬َ ُْ)ِFَ2ْ-ُ"َ َ-‫ َر‬Nَ ‫ ِا‬U‫ َو ِاﻥ‬ َ ِْ‫ْ ِﻥ‬2ُ ُ,َ U-ُ‫َ هَذَا َو َ آ‬-َ َ َ^َ‫ىْ ﺱ‬Tِ U ‫ن ا‬ َ َ<ْ)ُ‫ﺱ‬
.Nَ‫َْﺽ‬+ َ > ِ َ"َ*ْ ‫ ا‬َ ِ ‫َْى َو‬2U8 ‫ َو ا‬U ِ)ْ ‫ْ ﺱَ`َ ِﻥَ هَذا َا‬NِQ B َ ُ َْ#َ‫ ﻥ‬U‫ ِاﻥ‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
NِQ J ُ ِ U ‫ ا‬G َ ْ‫ َاﻥ‬U ُ6F ‫ ا‬.ُ (َ ْ*ُ U-َ ِ ْm‫ َو ا‬.‫َ ﺱَ`َ َﻥَ هَذا‬-َْFَ ْ‫ هَ ن‬U ُ6F َ‫ا‬
ِ|َlَ‫`َ ِ َو آ‬U# ‫وْ‡َ ِء ا‬U ِْ B َ ِ ‫ْ َاُْذ‬N‫ ِاﻥ‬U ُ6F ‫ ا‬.> ِ ْ‫ ا َْه‬NِQ ُ|َ`ِْFَ^ْ ‫`َ ِ َو ا‬U# ‫ا‬
(ِ َ َ ْ ‫> َو ا‬ِ ْ‫ل َو ا َْه‬ ِ َ"ْ ‫ْ ا‬NِQ J ِ َFَ2ْ-ُ"ْ ‫َ ِ َو ﺱُْءِ ا‬gْ-َ"ْ ‫ا‬
Subhānallazī sakhara lanā hāzā wa mā kunnā lahū muqrinīn wa innā
ilā Rabbinā lamunqalibūn. Allāhumma innā nas-aluka fī safarinā
hāzā albirra wat taqwā wa minal ‘amali mā tardā. Allāhumma hawwin
‘alaynā safaranā hāzā. Watwi ‘annā bu‘dahu. Allāhumma antas
Sāhibu fis safari wal Khalīfatu fil ahli. Allāhumma innī a‘ūzu bika miw
wa‘thāis safari wa ka-ābatil manzhari wa sūil munqalabi fil māli wal
ahli wal waladi
Pure is He Who made this subservient for us and we were not
capable of that. And verily we shall return to our Rabb. O Allāh!
Verily we ask You goodness and piety in this journey of ours and
such acts which are pleasing unto You. O Allāh! Make this journey of
ours easy. Fold up its distance for us. O Allāh! You are the
Companion in the journey and the one entrusted behind with the
family. O Allah! Verily I seek your protection against the difficulty of
the journey and gloomy scenes and an evil change in wealth, family
and children.

Upon returning from the journey, recite:


‫ن‬
َ ْ‫َ َِ ُ(و‬-َ ِ ‫ن‬
َ ْ‫ن َِ ُ(و‬
َ ُْ)َِ+ ‫ن‬
َ ُْ)ِA
Āibūna tāibūna ‘ābidūna lirabbinā hāmidūna
We return with repentance and worship, prasing our Rabb.
[Muslim, Abū Dāwūd, at-Tirmizī, an-Nasāī, Kitābul Azkār, Zādul Ma‘ād
– narration of Anas ]

 When entering the city recite the following, inshāallāh the journey
there will be filled with goodness:

َ ِْ [ِ ْ-ُ"ْ ‫ُْ ُ ا‬K G
َ ْ‫و َاﻥ‬Uَ ً‫)َ َرآ‬Y ً [َ ْ-ُ ْNِ-ْ [ِ ْ‫ب َاﻥ‬
 ‫َر‬
Rabbi anzilnī miunzalam mubārakaw wa anta khayrul munzilīn
O my Rabb! Let our stopping be blessed. You are best provider of
stops.
[al-Muminūn:28] [A‘māl Qurānī]
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 If any dog, lion or other beast growls or shows aggressive intent
on the road, recite:
BَْFَ ُ Fَ#ُ‫ْ"ِْ ی‬%ِ/
Qitmīr yusallimu ‘alayk
Qitmīr converys salām to you.

Qitmīr was the dog of the Companions of the Cave and will be an
animal of Jannah.
[Ibn Abī Hātim, Ibn Mardawīyah, Ibnul Munzir – narration or Ibn ‘Abbās ]

Or recite in the direction of the animal and blow. Inshāallāh it will


cause no harm to you:
(ِ ِْ‫ِ ِ ْ َﺹ‬,َْ‫ٌ ِذرَا‬fِ‫ُْ َﺱ‬6ُ)ْFَ‫َو آ‬
Wa kalbuhum bāsitun zirā‘ayhi bilwasīd
And their dog stretched forth its forelegs at the entrance of the cave.
[A‘māl Qurānī]

 If unable to sleep, lie down and recite:


ٌ‫ْم‬Yَ/ h
‚َ Gَ ْ‫ن َو َاﻥ‬ ُ ُُْ*ْ ‫ت ا‬ ِ ‫\ُْ ُم َو هَ َ( َء‬Y- ‫ت ا‬
ِ ‫َ َر‬u U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
ْNِ-َ ِْ‫ْ َو َاﻥ‬NFَْ ْ‫ْ ُم َاهْ ِ(ء‬Yَ/ َ‫ ی‬h
Y َ َ‫ ی‬.ٌ‫ ﻥَْم‬V ‫و‬U ٌ|َ-ِ‫ك ﺱ‬ َ TُKَْ+ V
Allāhumma ghāratin nujūm wa hada-atil ‘uyūn. Wa anta hayyun
qayyūm. Lā ta-khuzuka sinatuw wa lā nawm. Yā Hayyu Yā
Qayyūmu! Ahdi’ laylī wa anim aynī
O Allāh! The stars have set and eyes are at rest. You are Ever-
Living, Maintainer of all. Neither slumber nor sleep overcomes You.
O Ever Living! O Maintainer of all! Make my night tranquil and give
my eyes sleep.
[Ibnus SunnI, at-Tabrānī, Ibn ‘Asākir – narration of Zayd bin Thābit ]

In addition you may recite Yā Hādiyu continuously without any


specified number, whether with the tongue or the heart. Recite Salāt
‘alan Nabī in between.

If you experienced a nightmare, spit lightly to the left and change
the side you were sleeping on. [al-Bukhārī, Muslim]
Thereafter recite thrice: A ‘ūzu billāhi minsh Shaytānir rajīm
[al-Bukhārī, Muslim, at-Tirmizī, Abū Dāwūd, Ibn Mājah, an-Nasāī
– narration of Abū Hurayrah ]

 A person prone to nightmares should write the following āyah


and hang it around his neck, or recite it excessively when going
to sleep:

ِ ‫تا‬
ِ َ"ِFَ]ِ >
َ ْ‫َ)ْ ِ(ی‬+ V .‫ِ َ ِة‬Klْ ‫ ا‬NِQ ‫(ﻥَْ َو‬Y ‫ ا ْ<ََ ِة ا‬NِQ ‫ُ ُ ا ْ)ُ&َْى‬6َ
ُ ِْgَ*ْ ‫ هُ َ ا ْ`َْ ُز ا‬B
َ ِ ‫ذا‬
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Lahumul bushrā fil hayātid dunyā wa fil ākhirah. Lā tabdīla
likalimātillāh. Zālikal fawzul ‘azhīm
Glad tidings to them in the worldy life and the Ākhirah. There is no
change in the Words of Allāh. That is the magnificent
success.[Yūnus:64]

 To awake on time recite the last 4 āyāt of Sūratul Kahf:


.ً [ُ ُ‫س ﻥ‬ِ ْ‫ت ا ْ`ِْ َدو‬ ُ U-َ$ ُْ6َ ْGَ‫ت آَﻥ‬ ِ َ<ِ U ‫ُْا ا‬Fِ"َ ‫ُْا َو‬-َA  َ ْ‫ی‬Tِ U ‫ن ا‬
U ‫ِا‬
ْN‫ت َر‬ ِ َ"ِFَ] ‫ن ا ْ)َ<ْ ُِ(َادًا‬ َ َ‫ْ آ‬U ْ>ُ/ .ً َ ِ َ6ْ-َ ‫ن‬ َ ُْaْ)َ‫ ی‬V َ6ِْQ  َ ْ‫َ ِ ِ(ی‬K
َ‫"َ َاﻥ‬U‫ً>ْ ِاﻥ‬/ُ .‫ِ َ َ(دًا‬,ِFْ‡ِ"ِ َ-ْˆِ$ َْ ‫ْ َو‬N‫ت َر‬ ُ َ"ِFَ‫ْ`َ َ( آ‬-َ+ ْ‫> َان‬
َ ْ)َ/ ُ ْ<َ)ْ ‫َ`ِ َ( ا‬-َ
ِ,‫َ َء َر‬2ِ ُْ$َْ‫ن ی‬ َ َ‫َ"َْ آ‬Q .ٌ(ِ ‫ا‬U‫ُ]ُْ ِا ٌَ و‬6َ ‫"َ ِا‬U‫ َاﻥ‬N U َ ‫ ِا‬Nَ ُْ‫ُ]ُْ ی‬Fْ‡ٌَ&َ
‫ِ َا َ(ًا‬,‫ یُ&ْ ِكْ ِ*ِ)َِ َد ِة َر‬V ‫و‬U ً<ِ َ‫ً ﺹ‬Fَ"َ ْ>َ"ْ*ََQ
Innallazīna āmanū wa ‘amilus sālihāti kānat lahum jannātul firdawsi
nuzulā. Khālidīna fīhi lā yabghūna ‘anhā hiwalā. Qul law kānal bahru
midādal likalimāti Rabbī lanafidal bahru qabla an tanfada kalimātu
Rabbī wa law ji-nā bi mithlihī madadā. Qul innamā ana basharum
mithlukum yūhā ilayya annamā ilāhukum ilāhuw wāhid. Faman kāna
yarjū liqā-a Rabbihi faya‘mal ‘amalan sālihaw wa lā yushrik bi
‘ibādarti Rabbihī ahadā
Verily those who believe and do good works, theirs are the Gardens
of Firdaws, for welcome, Wherein they will abide, with no desire to
be removed from thence. Say: Though the sea became ink for the
Words of my Rabb, verily the sea would be used up before the
Words of my Rabb were exhausted, even though We brought the like
thereof to help. Say: I am only a mortal like you. My Rabb inspires in
me that your god is only One Allāh. And whoever hopes for the
meeting with his Rabb, let him do righteous work, and make no
partner in the worship due unto his Rabb.
[ad-Dāramī, Tafsīr ath-Tha‘labī, Rūhul Ma‘ānī, A‘māl Qurānī
– narration of Ibn ‘Abbās  and Yahyā]

 If imprisoned recite Sūtarul Infitār 11 times morning and evening.


Inshāllāh you will swiftly be released with ease.
[A‘māl Qurānī]

 When the heart is not at ease recite:


‫ب‬
ُ ُْFُ2ْ ‫ ا‬
Y ِˆَ"ْ%َ+ 
ِ ‫آْ ِ ا‬Tِ ِ V ‫ َا‬
ِ ‫آْ ِ ا‬Tِ ِ ُْ6ُُْFُ/ 
Y ِˆَ"ْ%َ+ ‫ُْا َو‬-َA 
َ ْ‫ی‬Tِ U ‫َا‬
Allazīna āmanū wa tatma-innu qulūbuhum bi zikrillāh. A lā bizikrillāhi
tatma-innul qulūb
Those who believe, and whose hearts find satisfaction in the
remembrance of Allah. for without doubt in the remembrance of Allah
do hearts find satisfaction.
[ar-Ra‘d:28]
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In addition, recite the following excessively:
ُ ِْ ‫ن یَ َر‬
ُ َ"ْ ‫ یَ َر‬
ُ ‫یَ َا‬
Yā Allāh! Yā Rahmān! Yā Rahīm!
O Allāh! O Most Merciful! O Merciful unto all! [A‘māl Qurānī]

To avoid illicit glances

The seriousness of illicit glances lies in the fact that while one initially
consoles oneself that one did not engage in other sins, it creates a
fire leading to other sins. The friends of Allāh experience a strange
discomfort when in the presence of people who engage in this sin.
For example, ‘Uthmān  once complained, “People commit zinā with
their eyes and then come to my gathering!”
[Zimmul Hawā Zimmuz Zinā of Ibn Abid Dunyā, Khutubāt Hakīmil Ummah]

Islām places great emphasis on the purity of both heart and eyes.
Mawlānā Thānwī quoted the poem of al-‘Allāmah Iqbāl in this regard:
Wisdom says that you have also been give Lā ilāha but what has
been achieved?
When the heart and eyes are not Muslim then there is nothing.

To safeguard oneself from illicit gazing, recite the following thrice


after Salāh and whenever tempted by illicit gazing:
.‫ب‬
ِ Tِ َ]ْ ‫ ا‬
َ ِ ْNِ‫َﻥ‬#ِ ‫ َو‬.‫ ا یَ ِء‬
َ ِ ْNِFَ"َ ‫ َو‬.‫ق‬ ِ َ`- ‫ ا‬ َ ِ ْNِ)ْFَ/ ْ6َm U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
‫ ُ(وْ ُر‬Y ‫ ا‬Nِ`ْ^ُ+ َ ‫ َو‬ ِ َُْْ ‫َ|ِ ا‬-َِK ُ َFْ*َ+ B
َ U‫َِﻥ‬Q .ِ|َ‫ ا ْ^َِﻥ‬
َ ِ ْNِ-ِْ ‫َو‬
Allāhumma Tahhir qalbī minan nifāq. Wa ‘amalī minar riyā. Wa lisānī
minal kazib, wa ‘aynī minal khiyānah. Fa-innaka ta‘alamu khāinatil
a‘yuni wa mā tukhfis sudūr
O Allāh! Purify my heart of hypocrisy, my deeds of ostentation, my
tongue of lies and my eye of treachery. Verily You know the
treachery of eyes and what chests conceal.
[at-Tabrānī, al-Hakīm at-Tirmizī, Tarīkh Baghdād, at-Tadwīn fī Akhbār Qazwīn
of ar-Rāfi‘ī – narration of Umm Ma‘bad al-Khuzā‘īyah]

The following āyah is also beneficial in this regard:


‫ن‬
َ ُْ ُْ2َ‫آْ َ َو ی‬T ‫ ﺱَ"ِ*ُْا ا‬U"َ ِْ‫ ََِْ ِره‬B َ َ‫ُْﻥ‬2ِ ْ[َُ ‫ آَ`َ ُوْا‬
َ ْ‫ی‬Tِ U ‫]َ ُد ا‬U‫َو ِانْ ی‬

َ ِْ"َ َ*F ٌْ‫ ِذآ‬U ‫ َو َ هُ َ ِا‬.‫ن‬ َ ُْ-ْ\َ"َ ُ,U‫ِاﻥ‬
Wa iy yakādul lazīna kafarū luzliqūnaka bi-absārihim lammā sami‘uz
zikra wa yaqūlūna innahu lamajnūn. Wa mā huwa illā zikrul lil ‘ālamīn
And the Unbelievers would almost trip you up with their eyes when
they hear the Message; and they say: "Surely he is possessed!" But
it is nothing less than a Message to all the worlds.
[A‘māl Qurānī]
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Du‘ā at ‘Arafāt

Hajj is the the fifth and final Pillar of Islām. It is Fard once in a lifetime
upon a Muslim who can afford it. Rasūlullāh  said, “Hajj is ‘Arafah.”
[Ahmad, Hākim, Abū Dāwūd, an-Nasāī, ad-Dāramī, at-Tirmizī
– narration of ‘Abdullāh bin al- ‘Abbās ]
The staying at ‘Arafāh is thus the greatest part of Hajj. He who has
the good fortune to perform it should use every moment there in
humbly supplicating before Allāh. Rasūlullāh  has taught us to
recite the following du‘ā at ‘Arafāh, on the Day of ‘Arafāh, after
Zawāl, facing Qiblah. Recite each of the following 100 times:

 .ُ,َ B
َ ْ‫ ﺵَ ِی‬V ُ (َ ْ ‫ُ َو‬,UF ‫ ا‬U ‫ ِا َ َ ِا‬V
ٌْ‫َ ِ(ی‬/ ‫ْ ٍء‬hَ‫> ﺵ‬  ُ‫ آ‬NَFَ َ ُ‫ُ ا ْ<َ"ْ ُ( َو ه‬,َ َ‫ و‬B ُ ْFُ"ْ ‫ُ ا‬,َ
Lā ilāha illallāhu wahdahu lā sharīka lahu. Lahul mulku wa lahul
hamdu wa huwa ‘alā kulli shayin qadīr
There is no god but Allāh alone Who has no partner. To Him belongs
all sovereignty and praise and He has power over all things

 Sūratul Ikhlās with basmalah.


 ‫ ِاَْاهِْ َ َو‬NَFَ G َ ْUFَ‫ ٍ( آَ"َ ﺹ‬U"َ<ُ ‫ل‬ ِ A NَFَ ‫و‬Uَ (ٍ U"َ<ُ NَFَ >  َ‫ ﺹ‬U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬
ُْ6َ*َ َ-َْFَ ‫\ِْ(ٌ َو‬U ٌ(ِْ"َ Bَ U‫ل ِاَْاهِْ َ ِاﻥ‬
ِ A NَFَ
Allāhumma salli ‘alā Muhammadiw wa ‘alā āli Muhammadin kamā
sallayta ‘alā Ibrāhīm wa ‘alā āli Ibrāhīma innaka hamīdum majīd wa
‘alaynā ma ‘ahum
O Allāh! Convey salutations upon Muhammad and the family of
Muhammad just as You conveyed salutations upon Ibrāhīm and the
family of Ibrāhīm, verily You are most praiseworthy, most glorious,
and convey upon us with them.

Allah then asks the Malāikah, “O My Malāikah, what is the reward of


that slave who has recited My purity, unity, greatness, majesty and
praises and salutations upon My Rasūl? O My Malākikah, bear
witness that I have forgiven him and accepted his intercession and if
he should intercede for all the people at ‘Arafāt I would accept.”
[at-Tirmizī, al-Bayhaqī, at-Tafsīr ad-Durar al-Manthūr, Ma ‘āriful Hadīth
– narration of Jābir bin ‘Abdillāh ]
Since this is the most opportune moment of the entire year for the
acceptance of du‘ā, reciting the entire 7 parts of Munājāt Maqbūl of
Mawlānā Thānwī would be a means of good fortune for both years. If
all cannot be recited then recite one part at least. If even that canot
be done, then the bare minimum is to recite some of the du‘ās from
it. The person who cannot, should supplicate in his mother tongue.
The same should be done at the stay-over at Muzdalifah.
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Visiting al-Madīnah al-Munawwarah

He who is fortunate enough to visit the city and Masjid of Rasūlullāh


 should observe due respect and recite abundant Salāt and Salām
upon Rasūlullāh . The Salāt and Salām recited in Salāh is the most
virtuous.
[al-Manāsik of Mullā ‘Alī al-Qārī, Fadāilul Hajj – narration of Ibn ‘Umar ]

When facing the resting place of Rasūlullāh  recite once:


‫ِ َو‬,َْFَ ‫ْا‬YFَ‫ُْا ًﺹ‬-َA 
َ ْ‫ی‬Tِ U ‫َ ا‬6Y‫ یَ َای‬h
 ِ)U- ‫ ا‬NَFَ ‫ن‬
َ ْYFَُ‫ُ ی‬,َ8َ]َِFَ ‫ َو‬
َ ‫نا‬
U ‫ِا‬
ً"ِْFْ#َ+ ‫"ُْا‬Fَ‫ﺱ‬
Innallāha wa malāikatahū yusallūna ‘alan Nabī. Yā ayyuhallazīna
āmanū sallū ‘alayhi wa sallimū taslīmā
Verily Allah and His Malāikah convey salutations upon the Nabī. O
you who believe convey salutations upon him and greetings of
peace.

Then recite 70 times:


(ُ U"َ<ُ َ‫ ی‬B
َ َْFَ 
ُ ‫ ا‬NَFَ‫ﺹ‬
Sallallāhu ‘alayka yā Muhammad
Salutations upon you O Muhammad.

An angel thereupon proclaims, “Allāh sends His mercy upon you,”


and his needs are fulfilled.
[al-Bayhaqī, Manāsik of Mullā ‘Alī, Fadāilul Hajj – narration of Ibn Abī Fudayk ]

The elders have written that the etiquette required in al-Madīnah is


double that of Makkah. ‘Umar  and al-Imām Mālik held that rewards
are also double in al-Madīnah. There both goals are to be found
(Allāh and His Rasūl ). The etiquettes of al-Masjid an-Nabawī is
summarised in this poem:
For fear of grave disrespect; Breathe softly for this is the court of the
Nabī 

The poem is an exposition of āyah 2 of al-Hujarāt


h
 ِ)U- ‫ت ا‬
ِ َْ‫ق ﺹ‬
َ َْQ ُْ]َ+‫َ*ُْا َاﺹَْا‬Qَْ+ V
Lā tarfa‘ū aswātakum fawqa sawtin Nabī
Do not raise your voices above that of the Nabī.

Regard everything associated with the city of Rasūlullāh  with love


and affection. Avoid displaying any form of displeasure. From the
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bottom of my heart I beg you to convey my Salām at that lofty court.
Remember me in your accepted du‘ā. May Allāh accept your visit
and all our efforts.

 When facing the resting place of Rasūlullāh  it is Sunnah to


face it and turn one’s back to the Qiblah and supplicate for one’s
needs and that of one’s family and all Muslims and to intercede
for them.
[Musnad Abī Hanīfah – narration of Ibn ‘Umar , Manāsik, Zubdatul Manāsik of Rashīd
Ahmad Gangohī, al-Muhannad ‘alal Mufannad of Khalīl Ahmad Sahāranpūrī]

Al-‘Allāmah as-Sayyid Ahmad bin Zayn bin Ahmad ad-Dahlān al-


Makkī ash-Shāfi‘ī was the Shāfi‘ī muftī of Makkah during the
‘Uthmānīyah rule. He died in Muharram 1304 Hijrī in al-Madīnah. He
wrote in Mir-ātul Haramayn that the above method of du‘ā is
according to all four A-immah.

 Those who have attained higher levels in treading the spiritual


path should recite all seven parts of Munājāt Maqbūl each day
whilst in the Haramayn. These are places of great acceptance.
They should do the same during special times e.g. Laylatul
Barāah, the last ten nights of Ramadān, the nights of the two ‘Īds
etc.

Amal for Ziart Rasūlullāh 


Imam Sha’rani  has given an amal for ziart Rasūlullāh  in his
“Tabaqat ul Kubra” which was expreseed by Rasūlullāh  to Hazrat
Mohammad bin abi Al-Mawahib AsShazeli  after listing from hazrat
80 perosns acted upon that & they all were blessed with Ziart, that is:
(5) $ ‫ن ا‬%& ‫أذ   ا‬
(5)   ‫ ا ا  "ن ا‬#
(5)V
ً kَ ‫ َو‬V
ً َ (ٍ U"َ<ُ ,َ$‫ َو‬h‫ ٍ( أ ِرﻥ‬U"َ<ُ ;
 <ِ U ُ6ّF َ‫ا‬

6*)+  ‫ و‬,<‫ و اﺹ‬, A ‫ی و‬KL‫و  و ا‬V‫ ﺱ( ا‬NF ‫ ا‬NF‫و ﺹ‬


" ‫ ی ار  ا ا‬B8"  A .‫ یم ا (ی‬N ‫ن ا‬# 

Regimen for living a good life


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Having examined matters which harn one in world and Dīn, I had
advise you to be especially cautious about the following:
1. Do not act on your lusts and anger.
2. Haste is an extremely bad thing.
3. Do not undertake a matter without consultation. Consult your
seniors.
4. Abstain from backbiting completely.
5. Whilst speaking much and mingling much with people is
permitted, it causes much harm especially when befriending
all and sundry and worse, when confiding your secrets with
them.
6. Do not eat to your full desire.
7. Do not engage in sexual intercourse if there is no extreme
need.
8. Do not take a loan without extreme necessity.
9. Do not even come near unnecessary spending.
10. Do not gather unnecessary belongings.
11. Do not be harsh. Be lenient and forebearing.
12. Avoid ostentation of deeds and imposed formality as much
as possible. This includes word, deed and food and clothing.
13. A leader should neither be aloof from his followers not freely
socialise with them. He should as far as possible not seek
anything from them, especially regarding worldy benefit.
14. Keep your transactions clean. This is more important than
even piety.
15. Exercise extreme caution when narrating. Great pious and
intelligent people avoid this, whether passing on a narration
or merely understanding it themselves.
16. Do not use medicine without extreme necessity and the
guidance of an expert, well-wishing advisor.
17. Save the tongue from every sin and unnecessary talk.
18. Remain firm on the truth while avoid insisting on your
opinion.
19. Do not increase in your associations with people.
20. Do not interfere in the worldy affairs of others.
21. As far as possible do not desire things of this world. Let not a
moment pass without concern for the Ākhirah.
22. Always remain in such a condition that when death comes
you will not fall in the purview of the āyah, “If only you give
me a respite to a near time I shall definitely afirm and be of
the pious.” Always consider that each breath may be your
last. Always seek repentance for the day’s sins before night
arrives and for the night’s before day. As far as possible fulfil
the rights of people.
23. Death with Īmān isn indeed the best of bounties. Maintain
correct beliefs. Constantly ask for this bounty with all humility
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especially after the five Salāh. Thank Allāh for the gift of
Īmān bearing the following āyah in mind, “If you are thankful I
shall definitely increase for you.” This is amongst the
greatest means of attaining death with Īmān.
[Mawlānā Ashraf ‘Alī, Anfas ‘Isā volume 2]

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Completed at Makkah al-Mukarramah,


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