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بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Islamic Supplications, Invocations and Dua's

See Complete List Of Invocations


The excellence of asking for Allah's blessings upon the Prophet (SAW)


219:- The Prophet (SAW) said: "Whoever prays for Allah's blessings upon me once, will be blessed for it by Allah ten times."

Reference: Muslim 1/288.
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220:- The Prophet (SAW) said: "Do not make my grave a place of ritual celebration, but pray for Allah's blessings upon me, for your blessings reach me from wherever you are".

Reference: Abu Dawud 2/218, Ahmad 2/367. Al-Albani graded it authentic in Sahih Abu Dawud 2/383.
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221:- The Prophet (SAW) said: "The miser is the one in whose presence I am mentioned yet does not pray for Allah's blessings upon me."

Reference: At-Tirmithi 5/551 and others. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/177 and Sahihul-Jarai' As-Saghir 3/25.
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222:- The Prophet (SAW) said: "Indeed Allah has angels who roam the earth and they convey to me the greetings (or prayers of peace) of my 'Ummah (nation)."

Reference: An-Nasa'i, Al-Hakim 2/421. Al-Albani graded it authentic in Sahih An-Nasa'i 1/274.
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223:- The Prophet (SAW) said: "No one sends greetings (or prayers of peace) upon me but Allah returns my soul to me so that I may return his greetings."

Reference: Abu Dawud (no. 2041). Al-Albani graded it good in Sahih Abu Dawud 1/383.



Spreading the greetings of islam (As-salaam 'alaykum)
224:- The Prophet (SAW) said: "You shall not enter Paradise until you believe, and you have not believed until you love one another. Shall I tell you of something you can do to make you love one another? Spread the greetings of As-salam 'alaykum amongst yourselves (i.e. between each other).

Reference: Muslim 1/74 and others.
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225:- The Prophet (SAW) said: "There are three things which whoever gathers all of them together, then he has gathered Iman (Faith): justice with oneself, greeting people with greetings of `as-salaam 'alaykum, and freeing oneself from stinginess."

Reference: Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 1/82 as a statement of the Companion 'Ammar (RA).
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226:- Abdullah bin 'Umar (RA) said: A man asked the Prophet (SAW), "What is the best act of Islam?" He said, "To feed others and to give greetings of as-salam 'alaykum to those whom you know and to those whom you do not know."

Reference: Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 1/55, Muslim 1/65.



How to reply to a disbeliever if he says Salam to you

227:- If one of the People of the Scripture (i.e. Christians and Jews) greets you saying As-salaamu 'alaykum, then say (to him):
And upon you.

وَعَلَيْكُمْ

Wa 'alaykum

Reference: Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 11/42, Muslim 4/1705.



Invocation upon hearing the cock's crow or the bray of a donkey
228:- When you hear the cock's crow, ask Allah for His favor upon you for surely it has seen an angel . When you hear the bray of a donkey, seek refuge in Allah from Satan, for surely it has seen a devil.

Reference: Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 6/350, Muslim 4/2092.



Invocation upon hearing a dog barking in the night
229:- When you hear a dog barking or a donkey braying in the night , then seek refuge in Allah from them , for surely they have seen what you see not.

Reference: Abu Dawud 4/327, Ahmad 3/306. Al-Albani graded it authentic in Sahih Abu Dawud 3/961.



Invocation for someone you have spoken ill to
230:- O Allah, whomever of the believers I have abused, give him the reward of a sacrificial slaughter for it on the Day of Resurrection.

اللهُمَّ فأَيُّمَا مُؤْمِنٍ سَبَبْتُهُ فَاجْعَلْ ذَلِكَ لهُ قُرْبةً إليكَ يَوْمَ القِيَامةِ

230. Allaahumma fa'ayyumaa mu'minin sababtuhu faj'al thaalika lahu qurbatan 'ilayka yawmal-qiyaamati.

Reference: Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 11/171, Muslim 4/2007. The wording in Muslim's report is: 'make it a purification for him and a source of mercy.



How a Muslim should praise another Muslim
231:- If any of you praises his companion then let him say:
I consider (such and such a person), and Allah is his Assessor

أَحْسِب - فُلاَنَا - واللهُ حَسٍيْبُهُ

'Ahsibu fulaanan wallaahu haseebuhu

And/Or:

I cannot claim anyone to be pious before Allah.

وَلاَ أُزَكِّي عَلَى اللَّهِ أَحْدًا

Wa laa 'uzakkee 'alallaahi 'ahadan

If you know of this (good character trait in the person) to be such and such (saying what you thinks is praiseworthy in that person).

Reference: Muslim 4/2296.



What a Muslim should say when he is praised
232:- O Allah , do not call me to account for what they say and forgive me for what they have no knowledge of [and make me better than they imagine].

اللَّهُمّ لاَ تُؤاَخِذْنِي ِبَما يَقُولُونُ ، وَاغْفِرْ لِي مَالا يَعْلَمُونَ [وَاجْعَلْنِي خَيْراً

مِمَّا َيظُنُّونَ]ا


232. Allaahumma laa tu'aakhithnee bimaa yaqooloona, waghfir lee maa laa ya'lamoona [waj'alnee khayram-mimmaa yadhunnoon].

Reference: Al-Bukhari, Al-'Adabul-Mufrad no. 761. See Al-Albani, Sahih Al-'Adabul-Mufrad (no. 585). The portion between brackets if from Al-Bayhaqi, Shu'ab Al-Iman 4/228, and comes another account.



The pilgrim's announcement of his arrival for Hajj or 'Umra
233:- I am here at Your service , O Allah , I am here at Your service. I am here at Your service, You have no partner, I am here at Your service . Surely the praise , and blessings are Yours , and the dominion . You have no partner.

لَبَّيْكَ اللَّهُمَّ لَبَّيْكَ ، لَبَّيْكَ لا شَرِيكَ لَكَ لَبَّيْكَ ،إنَّ الْحَمْدَ ،وَالنِّعْمَةَ ،لَكَ

وَالْمُلْكُ ، لا شَرِيكَ لَكَ


233. Labbayk Allaahumma labbayk, labbayk laa shareeka laka labbayk, 'innal-hamda, wanni'mata, laka walmulk, laa shareeka laka.

Reference: Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 3/408, Muslim 2/841



Saying Allahu 'Akbar when passing the Black Stone
234:- The Prophet (SAW) performed At-Tawaaf riding a camel. Every time he passed the corner (containing the Black Stone), he would point to it with something that he was holding and say:
Allah is the Most Great!

اللهُ أكْبَر

Allaahu 'Akbar

Reference: Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 3/476. See also 472. The 'something' that was referred to in this Hadith was a cane



Invocation to be recited between the Yemenite Corner and the Black Stone
235:- Our Lord, grant us the good things in this world and the good things in the next life and save us from the punishment of the Fire.

  رَبَّنَا آتِنَا في الدُّنْيَا حسَنَةً وفي الآخِرَةِ حسَنةً وقِنَا عذَابَ النَّارِ

235. Rabbanaa 'aatinaa fid-dunyaa hasanatan wa fil-'aakhirati hasanatan wa qinaa 'athaaban-naar.

Reference: Abu Dawud 2/179, Ahmad 3/411, Al-Baghawi, Sharhus-Sunnah 7/128. Al-Albani graded it good in Sahih Abu Dawud 1/354. The Ayat is from Surat Al-Baqarah, 2:201.



Invocation to be recited while standing at Safa and Marwah
236:- Whenever the Prophet (SAW) approached Mount Safa, he would recite:
Surely Safa and Marwah are among the signs of Allah.

إِنَّ الصَّفَا والمَرْوَةَ مِنْ شَعائرِ الله…

'Innas-Safaa wal-Marwata min sha'aa'irillaah. 

 
أَبْدَأُ بِمَا بَدَأَ اللهُ  بِهِ

'Abda'u bimaa bada'allaahu bihi.

I begin by that which Allah began.

He began (his Sa'y) at Mount Safa climbing it until he could see the House. He then faced the Qiblah repeating the words:

There is none worthy of worship but Allah, and Allah is the Most Great.

لا إلهَ إلاّ اللّهُ ، اللهُ أكْبَرُ

Laa 'ilaaha 'illallaah, Allaahu 'Akbar

Then he said:
None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner, His is the dominion and His is the praise, and He is Able to do all things . None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, He fulfilled His Promise, He aided His slave, and He alone defeated Confederates.

لا إِلهَ إلاَّ  اللهُ وَحْدَهُ  لا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ المُلْكُ وَلَهُ الحَمْدُ وهُوَ عَلى كُلِّ

شَيءٍ قَديرٌ، لا إِلَهَ إلا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ أَنْجَزَ وَعْدَهُ، وَنَصَرَ عَبْدَهُ وَهَزَمَ

الأَحْزَابَ وَحْدَه

Laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa Huwa 'alaa kulli shay'in Qadeer, laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu ilahaahu, 'anjaza wa'dahu, wa nasara 'abdahu, wa hazamal 'ahzaaba wahdahu.

Then he would ask Allah for what he liked, repeating the same thing like this three times . He did at Mount Marwah as he did at Mount Safa.

Reference: Muslim 2/888.



Invocation to be recited on the Day of Arafat
237:- The Prophet (SAW) said: The best invocation is that of the Day of Arafat, and the best that anyone can say is what I and the Prophets before me have said:

None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner. His is the dominion and His is the praise, and He is Able to do all things.

لا إِلَهَ إلاَّ اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لا شَريكَ لَهُ، لَهُ المُلْكُ ولَهُ الحَمْدُ وهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ

شَيْءٍ قَديرٌ


237. Laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa Huwa 'alaa kulli shay'in Qadeer.

Reference: At-Tirmithi. Al-Albani graded it good in Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/184, and also Silsilatul-'Ahadith As-Sahihah 4/6.



Supplication to be recited at the sacred area of Muzdalifah
238:- The Prophet (SAW) rode his camel, Al-Qaswa', until he reached the sacred area (Al-Mash'ar -ul-Haraam). Then he faced the Qiblah and invoked Allah, and repeatedly said the words:

Allah is the Most Great,

أَللّهُ أَكْبَرُ

Allaahu 'Akbar

And

Allah is One

أَللّهُ أَحَدٌ

Allaahu 'Ahad

And

There is none worthy of worship but Allah.

لاَإِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ

Laa 'ilaaha 'illallaah

He remained stationary until the sky became yellow with the dawn, and then pressed on before sunrise.

Reference: Muslim 2/891.


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