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Authentic Supplications of the Prophet (

April 17, 2008
Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
ASOP: Table of Contents

Authentic Supplications of the Prophet

by Waleed K.S. Al-Essa

Most of the links below correspond to more than one page within the “Authentic Supplications of the Prophet (saws)” e-book. For example, “The Virtues of Remembrance” has 5 pages in it. To get to successive pages, click on the “Next” link. There are 255 pages in all.


duas from mutmainaa2 site

March 31, 2008

Please remember to make du’a for those facing hardship around the world

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Hisn al Muslim – duas

February 13, 2008

Hisn Al Muslim
Min Athkar Al Kitaab Was Sunnah
by Sa’eed Al Qahtani

Listen To All the Supplications

You can view the list of supplications in different ways

1. Alphabetical Index
– the supplications are listed by topics
2. Themes
– the topics are classified under a few categories
– all links refer to the topics listed in the alphabetical index

3. Table of Contents
– the supplications are listed as they appeared in the book
– all links refer to the topics listed in the alphabetical index

4. Supplications Relating to Prayer Performance
– compulsory and optional du’a relating to prayer performance
– there are often more than one optional du’a in a section, it is good to learn a few as it is sunnah to vary the optional du’a used during prayer performance
– the file has audio file link for the supplications relating to prayer
the file had many graphics and might be slow to open
Please refer to the Transliteration Table for the pronounciation

Sound Files

Three options ->

– listen while reading a few du’a: open a link and click on “Listen”
– listen while reading the supplications related to Prayer
Listen while reading the pdf file for all the du’a

Alphabetical Index

Ablutions Death Burial – Graves Favor – Forgiveness Night Time – Dreams Protection
Adhan Death Closing of Eyes Food – Eating One We Insulted Qunut
Against Enemy Death Condoleances Garment Praising a Muslim Rain Weather
Anger Death Funerals Gatherings Prayer Al Istikhaarah Shirk Fear of
Animals Debt Gift Prayer Beginning Shirk Omens
Anxiety Sorrow Devil Whisperings Glorifying Allaah Prayer Bowing Sickness
Bathroom Dhikr Before Sleeping Greeting Prayer Concentration Sin
Calamity Dhikr Morning Evening Hajj Prayer Before Salaam Sneezing
Children Dhikr Morning Evening 2 Home – Leaving – Entering Prayer After Salaam Stricken by Mishap
Dajjal Difficulties Love for Allaah’s Sake Prayer – Witr Travel
Distress Doubt in Faith Marriage Prayers on the Prophet Waking Up
. Enemy Authority Mosque Prayer Prostrating When another is Tested
. Fasting News – Startled Prayer Tashahhud & After .

Hisn Muslim Themes

Death – Illness Daily Life Faith – Protection Feelings – Trials Prayer Dhikr – Sleep
Burial – Visiting Graves Animals Against Enemy Anger Ablutions Dhikr Before Sleeping
Closing Eyes of Deceased Bathroom Devil Whisperings Anxiety Sorrow Distress Adhan Dhikr Morning Evening
Condoleances Children Doubt in Faith Calamity Concentration Dhikr Morning Evening 2
Funerals Fasting Enemy Authority Dajjal Beginning of Salah Glorifying Allaah
Sickness Food Eating Greeting Debt Bowing Home – Leaving – Entering
. Garment Hajj Difficulties Prostrating Mosque
. Gatherings Love for Allaah’s Sake Favor – Forgiveness
Tashahhud & After Prayers on the Prophet
. Gift Protection News – Startled Before Salaam Night Time – Dreams
. Marriage Shirk Fear of One We Insulted After Salaam Waking Up
. Rain Weather Shirk Omens Praising a Muslim Al Istikhaarah .
. Sneezing Sin Stricken by Mishap Qunut .
. Travel . When another is Tested Witr .

Table of Contents

# of Dua Number and Title of Section Pages
. . Transliteration Table 1 and 2
1 to 4 1 When waking up 2 and 3
5 2 When wearing a garment 3
6 3 When wearing a new garment 3
7 and 8 4 Said to someone wearing a new garment 3
9 5 Before undressing 3
10 6 Before entering the toilet 3
11 7 After leaving the toilet 3
12 8 When starting ablution 3
13 to 15 9 Upon completion of the ablution 4
16 and 17 10 When leaving the home 4 and 5
18 11 Upon entering the home 5
19 12 When going to the mosque 5
20 13 Upon entering the mosque 5
21 14 Upon leaving the mosque 5
22 to 26 15 Related to the Adhan 5 and 6
27 to 32 16 At the start of the prayer after takbeer 6 to 9
33 to 37 17 While bowing in prayer 9 and 10
38 to 40 18 Upon rising from the bowing position 10
41 to 47 19 While prostrating 10 and 11
48 and 49 20 Between the two prostrations 11 and 12
50 and 51 21 When prostrating due to recitation of the Quran 12
52 22 The Tashahhud 12 and 13
53 and 54 23 Prayers upon the prophet(saw) after the tashahhud 13
55 to 65 24 Said after the last tashahhud and before salaam 13 to 15
66 to 73 25 Remembrance after salaam 15 to 18
74 26 For seeking guidance in forming a decision or choosing the proper course, etc Al Istikhaarah 18 and 19
75 to 94 27 Remembrance said in the morning and evening and part 2 19 to 25
95 to 107 28 Remembrance before sleeping 25 to 28
108 29 When turning over during the night 28
109 30 Upon experiencing unrest, fear, apprehensiveness and the like during sleep 28
110 and 111 31 Upon seeing a good dream or a bad dream 28
112 to 114 32 Qunoot al Witr 28 and 29
115 33 Remembrance immediately after salaam of the witr prayer 30
116 to 117 34 For anxiety and sorrow 30
118 to 121 35 For one in distress 31
122 to 124 36 Upon encountering an enemy or those of authority 31 and 32
125 to 127 37 For one afflicted with doubt in his faith 32
128 and 129 38 Settling a debt 32
130 39 For one afflicted by whisperings in prayer or recitation 32 and 33
131 40 For one whose affairs have become difficult 33
132 41 Upon committing a sin 33
133 to 135 42 For expelling the devil and his whisperings 33
136 and 137 43 When stricken with a mishap or overtaken by an affair 33 and 34
138 44 Placing children under Allaah’s protection 34
139 and 140 45 When visiting the sick 34
141 46 Excellence of visiting the sick 34
142 to 144 47 Dua of the sick who have renounced all hope of life 34 and 35
145 48 Instruction for the one nearing death 35
146 49 For one afflicted by a calamity 35
147 50 When closing the eyes of the deseased 35 and 36
148 to 151 51 For the deceased at the funeral prayer 36 and 37
152 and 153 52 For advancement of reward during the funeral prayer 37
154 53 Condoleances 37 and 38
155 54 Placing the deceased in the grave 38
156 55 After burying the deceased 38
157 56 Visiting graves 38
158 and 159 57 Prayer said during a wind storm 38
160 58 Upon hearing thunder 38 and 39
161 to 163 59 For rain 39
164 60 When it rains 39
165 61 After rainfall 39
166 62 Asking for clear skies 39
167 63 Upon sighting the crescent moon 39 and 40
168 and 169 64 Upon breaking fast 40
170 and 171 65 Before eating 40
172 and 173 66 Upon completing the meal 40 and 41
174 67 Dua of the guest for the host 41
175 68 Said to one offering a drink or to one who intended to do that 41
176 69 Said when breaking fast in someone’s home 41
177 70 Said by one fasting when presented with food and does not break his fast 41
178 71 Said upon seeing the early or premature fruit 42
179 72 Said upon sneezing 42
180 73 Said to the newlywed 42
181 74 Groom’s supplication on the wedding night or when buying an animal 42
182 75 Before sexual intercourse 43
183 76 When angry 43
184 77 Said upon seeing someone in trial or tribulation 43
185 78 Remembrance said at a sitting or gathering … etc 43
186 79 For the expiation of sins at the conclusion of a sitting or gathering … etc 43
187 For concluding all sittings 43 and 44
188 80 Returning a supplication of forgiveness 44
189 81 Said to one who does you a favor 44
190 82 Protection from the Dajjal 44
191 83 Said to one who pronounces his love for you, for Allaah’s sake 44 and 45
192 84 Said to one who has offered you some of his wealth 45
193 85 Said to the debtor when his debt is settled 45
194 86 For fear of shirk 45
195 87 Returning a supplication after having bestowed a gift or charity upon someone 45
196 88 Forbiddance of ascribing things to omens 46
197 89 Said when mounting an animal or any means of transport 46
198 90 For travel 46 and 47
199 91 Upon entering a town or village … etc 47
200 92 When entering the market 47
201 93 When the mounted animal (or means of transport) stumbles 47 and 48
202 94 Dua of the traveller for the resident 48
203 and 204 95 Dua of the resident for the traveller 48
205 96 Remembrance while ascending or descending 48
206 97 Prayer of the traveller as dawn approaches 48
207 98 Stopping or lodging somewhere 48 and 49
208 99 While returning from travel 49
209 100 What to say upon receiving pleasing or displeasing news 49
210 to 212 101 Excellence of sending prayers upon the Prophet saw 49
213 to 215 102 Excellence of spreading the islamic greeting 49 and 50
216 103 Upon hearing a rooster crow or the braying of an ass 50
217 104 Upon hearing the barking of dogs at night 50
218 105 Said to one you have insulted 50
219 106 Etiquette of praising a fellow muslim 50
220 107 Said between the Yemeni corner and the black stone ( at the Ka3abah) 50
221 108 Said when at Mount Safa and Mount Marwa 50 and 51
222 109 The Day of 3Arafah 51
223 110 At the Sacred Site ( Al Mash3ar al Haraam) 51
224 111 When Throwing each pebble at the Jamaraat 51
225 112 At the black stone 51
226 113 Made against an enemy 51 and 52
227 114 When in fear of a people 52
228 and 229 115 In times of amazement and delight 52
230 116 What to do upon receiving pleasant news 52
231 117 What to say and do when feeling some pain in the body 52
232 118 When in fear of afflicting something or someone with one’s eye 52 and 53
233 119 Etiquette of retiring for the night 53
234 120 The Talbiyah 53
235 121 When Startled 53
236 122 Said to a kaafir who sneezes 53
237 123 Returning a greeting to a kaafir 53
238 124 When insulted while fasting 53
239 125 When slaughtering or offering a sacrifice 53
240 126 Said to ward off the deception of the obstinate shaytaan 53 and 54
241 to 246 127 Seeking forgiveness and repentance 54 and 55
247 to 260 128 Excellence of remembrance and glorification of Allaah 55 to 57
261 129 How the Prophet (saw) made tasbeeH 57

Islamic Knowledge Websites
Guide to Islam . Islam Information Page . Le Musulman Francophone


for shifa and any other need

May 24, 2007

After praying the Fajr Sunnah and before the Fajr Fard, you recite the duroode Ibrahimi (that we recite in the last rakaah) odd number of times. I have finally settled on one as in winter the time between the Sunnah and Fard is very short. Then Ta`awwudh, and then Surah Fatiha with complete Bismillah 41 times, then duroode Ibrahimi again (the same number as before), and then you blow upon the patient, and then you pray the Fard part of Fajr. Then, of course, do your usual dhikr after the Fajr Salaah. All this time nothing else is to be spoken. This is to be done for 40 days.

If it is Allah’s will, the patient will recover. In any case, the suffering will be gone or considerably lessened, insha`Allah.

You can use this for any jaez need or wish.

adaab (ettiquette, manners) of duas

February 23, 2007

The generally accepted rule is at least 3 times, or seven, or ten. So make the appropriate duas at least three times after every fard prayers. When one has a pressing problem, one is thinking mostly of that problem. One can say the prayer 100 times, or even more. Or these can be made without counting. One can make dua all the time, except when in the bathroom.Manners of Making Dua

1st Manner: Asking Allah alone

Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta`ala) says:

“Do not make du’a to anyone alongside Allah.” (70:18)

Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta`ala) says:

“Say (O’ Muhammad): I make du’a unto Allah only, and I ascribe unto Him no partner.” (70:20)

The Prophet (may Allah praise him) said:

“Du’aa<1> is worship”

Making du’a is an act of worship; directing, one’s worship to other than Allah alone is an act of major shirk.

2nd Manner: Praising Allah at the beginning of the du’a and asking Allah to praise His Prophet at the end of it.

Fudalah b. ‘Ubaid reported that the Prophet (may Allah praise him) heard a man supplicating during prayer: the man prayed “O Allah, forgive me and have mercy on me.” So the Prophet (may Allah praise him) told him,

“You were hasty. When you pray, praise Allah, ask Allah to exalt my mention, then ask Allah.”

Another man praised Allah and asked Allah to exalt the mention of His prophet (may Allah praise him) so he (may Allah praise him) said:

“O supplicant, ask Allah and your prayer will be answered.”

Buraidah reported that the Prophet (may Allah praise him) heard a man saying, “O Allah, I ask You, I bear witness that there is no god but You, the One, the As-Samadh (the One upon Whom all creatures depend). He begets not, nor was He begotten; and there is none like unto Him.” The Prophet (may Allah praise him) said,

“You have asked Allah by His Greatest Name. When one asks Him by this name, He gives, what one desires, and when supplicated by this name He answers.” (Reported by Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi, who regards it a sound hadith)

Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) said, “Allah does not accept du’a from the conceited, the one who flaunts and the one who is not serious, (He accepts only) from a person who praises and asks from his heart.”

3rd Manner: Repenting to Allah

The person should repent for all of their sins and sincerely beg for Allah’s forgiveness.

4th Manner: Yaqeen (Certainty) and not being hasty

The person should be certain that their du’a will be answered. The Prophet (may Allah praise him) said:

“Ask Allah with certainty that He will answer your prayers, and know that Allah will not accept the supplication from an absent heart.” (at-Tirmidhi)

The Prophet (may Allah praise him) said:

“When you ask Allah, ask with confidence.”

Abu Hurairah also reported that the Prophet (may Allah praise him)  said:

“None of you should say, ‘O Allah, forgive me if You wish, (or) O Allah, have mercy on me if you wish.’ Rather you should be firm in your request, for (Allah does whatever He wishes) and no one can force Him to do otherwise.”

Some of the early Muslims used to say that the supplicant should be like a child when you ask Allah, crying until you are answered.

Abu Hurayrah reported that the Prophet (may Allah praise him) said:

“The person’s supplication will be answered unless he asks for sin or severing the ties of kinship, except if the person is hasty.”

Then the Prophet (may Allah praise him) was asked about hastiness. So the Prophet (may Allah praise him) described it as:

“The person says, ‘I asked, and I have not seen the answer.’ Then he leaves dua.”

`Umar (May Allah be please with him) said: “I do not carry the worry of acceptance but the worry of du’a. If I am inspired on how du’a is made, acceptance will accompany it.”

`Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her) said: “No believer makes du’a and it is wasted. Either it is granted here in this world or deposited for him in the Hereafter as long as he does not get frustrated.”

5th Manner: Asking Allah three times

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported that the Prophet (may Allah praise him) loved to repeat his supplication three times, and pray for forgiveness three times. (Abu Dawud)

The Prophet (may Allah praise him) said:

“If you ask Allah for the Jannah (The Heavenly Gardens) three times, the Jannah will say, ‘O Allah, make him enter Jannah.’ And if you ask Allah to protect you from hellfire three times, hellfire will say, ‘O Allah, protect him from the hellfire.’”

6th Manner: Asking in secret and supplicating in neither a loud nor low voice

Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta`ala) says:

“A mention of the mercy of thy Lord unto His slave Zakariyyah when he cried to his Lord a cry in secret.” (19:2)

Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta`ala) says:

“Neither say your prayer aloud, nor speak it in a low tone, but seek a middle course between.” (17:110)

Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta`ala) says:

“Call on your Lord with humility and in private, for Allah does not love those who go beyond bounds.” (7:55)

Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari reported, “Once the people raised their voices in supplication. At this the Prophet (may Allah praise him) said:

‘Be easy on yourselves. You are not calling upon someone deaf or absent. You are calling upon one who is All-seeing and All-hearing. He is nearer to you than the neck of your mount. O’ Abdullah b. Qais, shall I tell you a word that is one of the treasures of Paradise? It is: “There is no power, nor any might except with the permission of Allah” (Muslim & Bukhari)

Abdullah ibn ‘Umar reported that the Prophet (may Allah praise him) said:

“Hearts are like vessels, some more attentive and capacious than others. When you supplicate Allah you should be certain of being answered, and know that Allah does not answer a supplication that comes from a careless and inattentive heart.” (Ahmad)

7th Manner: Tahaarah

It is preferred to have wudhu when making du’a.

8th Manner: Facing the Qiblah

It is more honorable to face the Qiblah when making du’a if possible. The Prophet (may Allah praise him) went out and prayed for rain and faced the Qiblah.

9th Manner: To ask Allah by His names and attributes

Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta`ala) says:

“And to Allah belongs the beautiful names, so invoke Him by them.” (7:180)

10th Manner: Raising the hands

Salman narrated from the Prophet (may Allah praise him):

“Surely Allah is Hayyee, and He loves to conceal the shortcomings of His slaves. If His slave raises his hands, He does not let him go empty handed.”

Malik b. Yassar reported that the Prophet (may Allah praise him) said:

“Supplicate Allah while your palms are open and do not supplicate Him with their backs upwards.”

Ibn ‘Abbas is reported as saying, “When asking for something from Allah, you should raise your hands opposite to your shoulders; when asking for forgiveness you should point with one finger; and when making an earnest supplication you should spread out both your hands.” (Abu Dawud)

11th Manner: Not consuming the Haraam (unlawful)

On the authority of Abu Hurairah, The Messenger of Allah (may Allah praise him) said:

“Allah the Almighty is good and accepts only that which is good. Allah has commanded the faithful to do that which he commanded the messengers and the Almighty has said: ‘O Messengers! Eat of the good things and do right.’ And Allah the Almighty has said, ‘O you who believe! Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you.’”

Then he (may Allah praise him) mentioned
a man who having journeyed far was disheveled and dusty and spreads out his hands to the sky “O Lord! O Lord!” His (the traveler’s) food is unlawful, his drink unlawful, his clothing unlawful, and he is nourished unlawfully; so how can he be answered?!

a sane voice says: However, these days we find oueselves overwhelmed with haram. At least have the intention to leave haram, and seek Allah’s help in this too.

12th Manner: Doing good deeds and asking Allah by one’s good deeds

Qasim bin `Abd said: “I said to Anas bin Malik: ‘O Abu Hamzah pray to Allah for us.’ He said: ‘Du’a is elevated by good deeds.'”

Bukhari and Muslim relate the hadîth of the Prophet (may Allah praise him) of the story of three men, who each supplicated to Allah by (mentioning) a good deed they had done earlier in their lives.

“Three persons of a people before you were on a journey when they were overtaken by a storm; therefore, they took shelter in a cave. A rock slipped down from the mountain and blocked the exit of the cave. One of them said, ‘The only way for deliverance is to beseech Allah and (to mention) some virtuous deed (he did purely for His sake).’”

One of the men mentioned a good deed which they had done for Allah, and supplicated, “O Lord, if I did this thing seeking only Thy pleasure, then do Thou relieve us of the distress wrought upon us by this rock.”

The rock moved, but not enough to free the men. So, the other two made similar supplications while mentioning their good deeds until the rock moved enough to free them.

13th Manner: Asking Allah in times of ease before hardship

The Prophet (may Allah praise him) said:

“Whoever is pleased that Allah answers his prayers during hardships and difficulties let him make much supplication during times of ease.” (at-Tirmidhi)

14th Manner: Knowing the best times for du’a

Some of the best times to make du’a are:

1) Middle of the night

The Messenger (may Allah praise him) said:

“The Gates of Heaven are open at midnight, and a caller calls: ‘Is there a supplicant that his supplication may be granted? Is there a petitioner that his petition may be granted? Is there a distressed person so that his distress may be removed?’ At that time, no Muslim makes a du’a but that it is answered, except for an adulteress who trades with her body, or a person who gathers his money unlawfully.” [Sahih al-Jami’ 2968]

2) At the time of athaan and between it and the iqamah

The Messenger (may Allah praise him) said:

“A du’a between athaan and the iqamah is not refused, so supplicate during that time.”

The Messenger (may Allah praise him) said:

“Two kinds of du’a are not rejected – or rarely are they rejected – du’a at the time of the call for prayer, and du’a at the time of fighting when the warriors are on the battlefield.”

3) On Friday after ‘Asr

The Messenger (may Allah praise him) said:

“Friday has twelve periods. Among them is a period when no Muslim asks Allah for anything but He grants it to him. Search for that period late after ‘Asr.” [Sahih al-Jami’ 8402]

4) When it is raining

The Messenger (may Allah praise him) said:

“Two kinds of du’a are not rejected: du’a at the time of the call for prayer, and du’a during rain.”

5) i. A parents du’a for his child
ii. when one is fasting and
iii. while travelling.

The Messenger (may Allah praise him) said:

“Three types of du’a are undoubtedly granted: a parent’s du’a for his children, du’a of a fasting person, and du’a of the traveler.”

6) While Making Sujood

The Prophet (may Allah praise him) said:

“The slave is closest to his Lord while in sujood, so ask Allah in that time.”

7) Laylat’ul-Qadr

Aisha asked the Prophet (may Allah praise him) “What should I say on Laylat’il-Qadr?” And he replied,

“O Allah, indeed you are oft-forgiving, and love to forgive – so forgive me.”

15th Manner: Making du’a for others

The Prophet, (may Allah praise him) said:

“Whenever you make a supplication for another believer and he is not present, an angel will say ‘and same to you.’”

Abdallah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘As reported that the Prophet (may Allah praise him) said:

“The supplication that gets the quickest answer is the one made by one Muslim for another in his absence.” (Abu Daw’ud and Tirmidhi)

16th Manner: Not making du’a against oneself or one’s children

The Prophet (may Allah praise him) said:

“Don’t make du’a against yourselves. Don’t make du’a against your children. Don’t make du’a against your maids. And don’t make du’a against your wealth. You might supplicate Allah during a time in which He answers the prayers.” (Abu Dawud)

17th Manner: Different types of people whose du’a is accepted

The Prophet (may Allah praise him) said:

“The supplications of three persons are accepted, and there is no doubt concerning their acceptance: the supplication of a father, of a traveler, and of one who is wronged.’ (Ahmad, Abu Dawud, and Tirmidhi)

The Prophet (may Allah praise him) also said:

“The supplications of three persons are not rejected: the supplication of a fasting person at the time of breaking fast, of a just ruler, and of a person who is wronged. Allah causes their supplications to rise above the clouds, and gates of heaven are opened for them, and Allah says, ‘By My Majesty, I will help you, even it be after a while’.”

(Reported by Tirmidhi)

18th Manner: Memorizing the Authentic Supplications and du’as of the Prophet [Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him]

We should all do our best to memorize the different du’as made by the Prophet (may Allah praise him) in the different situations throughout our day, to keep ours tongues wet with the remembrance of Allah, and by extension purify our hearts.