Du'aas & Remedies

Question:

 

What is the proper way of making dua?

 

Is there anything about reading durood before and after the dua?

 

 

Answer: 

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Dua is an act of worship and and has a number of adaab that should be observed:

The first is that a person should make dua with sincerity and an attentive heart and mind  believing positively that Allah will respond to his dua and not become despondent if his dua' is not answered immediately or in the dunya. This is because if Allah does not give His slave what he asks in this dunya, then He will either give him something better in the Hereafter or avert a calamity from His slave as a result of the dua.

Secondly, a person should eat only halal and make sure his income is obtained from halal sources.

Thirdly, if he can be in a state of wudu or do a good deed such as pray salah or give sadaqah, etc. before making dua this is all the more better in getting his dua accepted.

Fourthly, he should begin his dua by praising Allah and send salawat upon the Prophet  (salallahu alahyi wa sallam) and end his dua with salawat as well. This is because the salawat is accepted and so the supplications that are contained between the salawat are also likely to be accepted.

Fifthly, a person should make dua with raised hands, facing the qiblah, and ask Allah by His Great Names, and make each request three times, pleading one's weakness, ignorance, and faults while at the same time praising Allah's Greatness, Mercy, and Generosity.

 

Finally, if a person can do so, he should seek those times in which supplications are accepted (between the adhan and iqamah, the last one-third part of the night, when making iftaar, after the obligatory salah, etc.) and make dua with those words or statements following which supplications are accepted, such as the dua of Yunus (alayhis salam):

 

لَا إِلَهَ إِلا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

 

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Sohail ibn Arif,
Student Darul Iftaa
Chicago, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

 

What Du’aas can I recite to attain Barakah in my business?

 

Question:

What Du’aas can I recite to attain Barakah in my business?

 

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

 

You may read the following Du’aas to attain Barakah in your business:

اللهم آتنا في الدنيا حسنة و في الآخرة حسنة و قنا عذاب النار

1. Transliteration: “Allahuma Athina Fid dunya Hasanah wa fil aakhirati hasanah wa Qina adhaaban naar”

Translation: “Oh Allah! Grant us goodness in this world and goodness in the Hereafter and protect us from the punishment of the Hellfire” (Bukhari, #6389, Muslim, # 2690)

لا اله الا أنت سبحانك اني كنت من الظالمين

2. Transliteration: “Laa Ilaha Illa anta subhanaka inny kuntu minaz zaalimeen”

Translation: “There is no deity besides you, you are glorified, indeed I am from the oppressed”

This is the Du’aa that Hadhrat Yunus (Alayhi al- Salam) had made while he was in the belly of the whale. Rasullullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said that this is such a Du’aa that no Muslim person recites it except that Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) will accept his Du’aa. (Tirmidhi, # 3500, Mustadrak lil Hakim, Vol.1, Pg.505, Al- Adhkaar, Pg. 196)

اللهم اكفني بحلالك عن حرامك و اغنني بفضلك عمن سواك

3. Transliteration: “Allahumakfini bi halalika an haramika waghnini bi fadhlika amman siwake”

Translation: “Oh Allah! Suffice me with Halaal from Haram and make me independent from anyone besides you” ( Tirmidhi, # Vol 2, Pg. 196, Masnoon Du’aae, Pg.72, Dar al- Islam Bardoli)

توكلت علي الحي الذي لا يموت الحمد لله الذي لم يتخذ ولدا و لم يكن له شريك في الملك و لم يكن له ولي من الذل و كبره تكبيرا

4. Transliteration: “ Tawwakkaltu alal hayyillazi la yamootu alhamdulillahillazi lam yatthakhiz walada walam yakun lahu sharrekun filmulki walam yakun lahu waliyyun minazzulli wa kabbirhu takbeera”

Translation: “ I have placed my trust on the everlasting, all praise is due to Allah who has not taken any child, does not have any partner in his kingdom and he does not have any subjugated guardian/manager and exalt him greatly” ( Ma’arif al- Qur’an,  Vol.5, Pg.543, Masnoon Du’aae, Pg.72-73, Dar al- Islam Bardoli)

5. Read the Tasbeeh Fathimi that Rasullullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) taught Hadhrat A’isha (Radhiyallahu Anha). The Tasbeeh Fathimi is as follows:

1. Subhanallah (33 times)

2. Allahu Akbar (33 times)

3. Alhamdulillah (34 times)

لا اله الا الله الملك الحق المبين

6. Transliteration: “Laailaha ilallahul malikul haqqul mubeen”

If one recites this Du’aa 100 times, one will become wealthy. (Kanz al- Ummal, # 2896, Vol.2,Pg. 233, Masnoon Du’aae, Pg. 73, Dar al- Islam Bardoli)

Duaa is the weapon of the believer, implore Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) to fulfil all your needs and alleviate you from all your predicaments/difficulties.

In addition to the above, one should fulfil all the etiquette of Du’aa, fulfil the rights of others, abstain from sins, and make sure that one’s business is Shariah Compliant.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

By Ismail Ebrahim Desai

Student Darul Iftaa

Faculty of Jurisprudence & Islamic Verdicts

13 January 2013

The mindset of a girl of marriageable age could vary from being relaxed to over anxious depending on the circumstances.

Whatever the case may be, a believer’s final focus is on Taqdeer.

Every aspect of our lives is known by Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) and only that will become of our lives according to the knowledge of Allah (Subahanah Wa Ta’ala). Nothing of our lives can deviate for even one inch from the perfect and absolute knowledge of Allah (Subahanah Wa Ta’ala).

Once a girl of marriageable age has conviction in this, she will find much peace and solace within herself.

Of course, this World is Darul Asbaab- a World of means. Some effort has to be made to find a suitable and compatible marriage partner. That is the responsibility of the elders of the family who would be aware of their responsibility to marry their daughter. However, responsible people would advocate such issues with care and diligency that the daughter will understand and appreciate.

In any case, a girl of marriageable age under the guardianship of responsible parents should never be despondent.

How many marriages are breaking up even within one year. The pain and anxiety in this has a devastating effect and can never be equal to the anxiety of not being married before marriage.

How many girls waited patiently and resorted to Taqdeer and have been finally respectfully married and enjoying a marriage of bliss?

Our advice to you is apart from the efforts put in by your elders in finding a partner for you, you may read the following Du’aas:

اللهم آتنا في الدنيا حسنة و في الآخرة حسنة و قنا عذاب النار

1. Transliteration: “Allahuma Athina Fid dunya Hasanah wa fil aakhirati hasanah wa Qina adhaaban naar”

Translation: “Oh Allah! Grant us goodness in this world and goodness in the Hereafter and protect us from the punishment of the Hellfire” (Bukhari, #6389, Muslim, # 2690)

لا اله الا أنت سبحانك اني كنت من الظالمين

2. Transliteration: “Laa Ilaha Illa anta subhanaka inny kuntu minaz zaalimeen”

Translation: “There is no deity besides you, you are glorified, indeed I am from the oppressed”

This is the Du’aa that Hadhrat Yunus (Alayhi al- Salam) had made while he was in the belly of the whale. Rasullullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said that this is such a Du’aa that no Muslim person recites it except that Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) will accept his Du’aa. (Tirmidhi, # 3500, Mustadrak lil Hakim, Vol.1, Pg.505, Al- Adhkaar, Pg. 196)

اني لما انزلت الي من خير فقير

3.  Transliteration: “Inni Lima anzalat illayye min khairin faqeer”

Translation: “Indeed I am in need of goodness”

Moosa (Alayhi al- Salam) read this Du’aa at the time of difficulty and was relieved of his difficulty.

Also recite abundant Salawaat everyday and make Du’aa with a positive heart.

May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) grant you a suitable marriage partner. Aameen.

 

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