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A Ramadan Prayer

O Allah!

Alhamdulillah for the blessing of imaan, the greatest blessing.

Alhamdulillah for the blessing of Islam, Your preferred Religion.

Alhamdulillah for giving us the Greatest Messenger (ﷺ) and making us the nation of him, the nation that shall bear witness of the Truth over the nations that have preceded it.

Alhamdulillah for the Quran, the Book that falsehood cannot approach either from its front or its back.

Alhamdulillah for the opportunity to witness this Ramadan.

Alhamdulillah for the blessings of family, parents, job, good heath, and a disease free life.

Alhamdulillah for all Your Blessings, none of which I can deny nor I can give You enough praise for a single of them.

Alhamdullillah because You have kept my sins hidden from the world, and You have preserved my religiosity in public, although I have saved my worst face for You.

Alhamduliallah because You have kept all Your blessings intact upon me, and have not immediately brought Your Judgment upon me, although I have showed the audacity to transgress Your boundary countless times.

O Allah!

Please send Your infinite Peace and Blessing upon Your Greatest Messenger Muhammad (ﷺ), who is Your Mercy for the whole universe, the Best Man to ever set foot in this world, the Bearer of Your Truth, the Leader of the humankind on the Day of the Judgment, and the Guide of the humanity. Send Your Peace and Blessings also upon the family of the Messenger (ﷺ), upon Abu Bakr [رضى الله عنه], Umar [رضى الله عنه], Othman [رضى الله عنه], and Ali [رضى الله عنه], and upon all the companions [رضى الله عنه] of the Messenger (ﷺ).

O Allah!

I seek Your Forgiveness for my sins-the sins that I have committed with knowledge or without knowledge, the sins that I have committed secretly or openly, the sins that I have committed deliberately or unintentionally, the sins that I can remember or I cannot remember, the sins that are major and the sins that are minor. O Allah! Do not pass this Ramadan without erasing every single sin from my book.

O Allah!

Please forgive my sins because You are Ar-Raheem. Forgive my sins because You are Ar-Rahmaan. Forgive my sins because You are Al-Gafoor. Forgive my sins because You are Al-Gaffaar.

O Allah!

I repent to You from my sins-both the major ones and the minor ones. In this world I have no excuse for my sins, and I shall have no excuse either when I will stand before You on the Day of Judgment. No matter how much I commit sins, I have nowhere to go accept coming back to You, because only You O Allah has the authority to accept my repentance and forgive my sins. O Allah! Please accept this repentance from me, and when I am pronouncing these words of repentance before You, help me pronounce them with a heart that is full of taqwa, hope, honesty, sincerity, ihsaan, and ikhlaas.

O Allah!

Death is a certainty. Please make me die on the Deen of Islam. Make me testify Your Oneness in the stupor of my death. Make me die when You are pleased with me. Make me die when I am doing a good deed. Make me die after I have repented properly and sincerely, and You have accepted it. O Allah! Make my death an easy experience.

O Allah!

I seek refuge in You from the torment of the grave.

I seek refuge in You from the torment of the grave.

I seek refuge in You from the torment of the grave.

O Allah!  Make Your Mercy my shroud in my grave; make Your interrogation angels Munkar and Nakir kind towards me. Make me successful and steadfast in answering their questions. Make my grave spacious. Make my grave full of light. Make my grave a peaceful abode. Make my grave connected with Janntul Ferdous.

O Allah!

On the Day of the Judgment when there will be no shade except the shade of Your Divine Throne, include me among those who will receive that shade. On that Day, when I will be thirsty, make me drink from the River of Kauthar. On that day, when the books shall be distributed, make me among those who will receive their books in their right hands. On that day, include me among the victorious. On that day, include me among those who will receive the intercession of Your Messenger (ﷺ).

O Allah!

On that terrible day, when my name shall be called, and I will be standing before You to give my account, do not reckon me for my deeds. On that Day, do not cross examine by book. I do not have any excuse for my sins in this world, and when I will be standing before You, I will have no excuse either. I therefore have no other way except Your Forgiveness and Mercy to pass the test of hellfire. O the Most Merciful, please bestow Your Mercy upon me on that day, and perfect Your Blessing upon me.

O Allah!

Make the Fire of Hell forbidden for me. Make the fire of Hell forbidden for me. Make the fire of Hell forbidden for me. O Allah! I seek refuge from Hell fire in You, because only You can save me from it. O Allah! Help me safely cross the sirat, and enter me in Your Mercy, in Your Gardens, and perfect Your blessing over me.

O Allah!

Whatever small amount of worship that I have done out of Your Mercy, let alone those befitting Your Majesty, they are full of many shortcomings. But Allah! You are the Most Forbearing, so please overlook my faults and my shortcomings, and please accept my qiyam, siyam, and recitation of the Quran.

O Allah!

I seek refuge in You from the Shaitan, the accursed, the sworn enemy of humankind. I seek refuge in You from the greed of my nafs. I seek refuge in You  from the fitnah of the opposite gender, and from the fitnah of the fahsha. I seek refuge in You from evil thoughts. I seek refuge in You from kufr, shirk, nifaq, riya, kibr, and hasad. I seek refuge in You from evil eye. I seek refuge in You from all the things that Your Messenger (ﷺ) sought refuge You from.

O Allah!

I seek from You taqwa, akhlaqe hameedah, ikhlaas, and ihsaan. I seek from You patience so that I can serve my parents with ihsaan.  I seek from You patience so that I can always remain patient and pleased over Your Decree. Indeed Your Decree is just and whatever misfortune and afflictions struck me, it is my sins that earn them. O Allah! I seek from You all the good things that Your Messenger (ﷺ) sought You from.

O Allah!

Forgive my parents. Reciprocate them from Your unlimited Bounties for whatever they have done for me. Forgive their sins, honor them both in this world and the world to come, and make them among the inhabitants of the Garden.

O Allah!

If You guide, no one can misguide. If You leave someone astray, no one can guide. O Allah! Guide me and do not lead me astray after You have guided me. And keep my heart firm and steadfast in Your path till I meet You.

O Allah!

Please remove the last drop of arrogance, ego, and pride from my heart and make among the most humble slaves of You.

O Allah!

Make modesty my cloak.

O Allah!

I have been extremely ungrateful towards You, and my ungratefulness and my hypocrisy have now overwhelmed me. O Allah! Please forgive me, because only Your Forgiveness can release the burden of my ungratefulness from my shoulder. O Allah! I seek from You the ever repentant and the ever remorseful heart of Thaylaba ibn Abdur Rahman [رضى الله عنه], so that my heart can always feel repentant and remorseful till I die.  O Allah! I implore You to make this Ramadan a new beginning in my life in terms of obeying You and abiding by Your Boundary. O Allah!  Make me among the grateful ones. O Allah! Help me always remember Your Favors and Blessings upon me and make me among those who always turn to You.

O Allah!

Help me keep a watchful eye over my tongue every time I open my mouth.

O Allah!

Let my heart not entertain any bad thoughts out of suspicion about any believing brother and sister.

O Allah!

Give me the tawfeeq to give every salah its proper due.

O Allah!

Be it this world or the next, there are no friend and helper except You. So, please do not abandon me! Please do not abandon me! Please do not abandon me!

O Allah!

Help me fear You as You should be feared.

O Allah!

Make the relationship between You and me stronger every day.

O Allah!

Among the believing brothers and sisters who have preceded us in meeting You, please forgive them. Grant them maghfirah, fill their grave with light, and admit them in Your Garden.

O Allah!

Make me witness many more return of this blessed month.

Allahumma Salli Ala Sayyidina Muhammad, Wa Ala Alihi Wa Sahbihi Wa Sallim.

Two Beautiful Supplications

Supplication 1: Led by Sheikh Abdur Rahman As-Sudais

Shiekh Abdur Rahman As-Sudais, the Chief of the Imams of the Masjidul Haram, has been leading the special supplication that is said after the completion of the Holy Quran for many years. Because of not knowing Arabic, I never knew the beauty of such duas. However, thanks to Sister Shaykha, who in collaboration with her brother, translated one such dua into English for the non-Arabic speakers. They had to spend countless number of hours to produce this amazing work, and I pray to Allah in this holy month to abundantly reciprocate them.

When I first followed this melodious dua along with the translation, I was totally enthralled by its matchless beauty and humility. The dua has already crossed 300 thousand views, which is another testament of its beauty and power.

An excerpt of the dua:

O Allah! All praise be to You. You have stated, and Your statement is the clear Truth. “And whose word can be truer than Allah’s?” “Who is truer in statement than Allah?” “Say: Allah speaks the Truth: follow the religion of Abraham (pbuh), the upright.” “Blessed is He who sent down the Criterion (the Quran) upon His Servant (Muhammad (ﷺ)) that he may be to the creation a warner” [25:1] We bear witness what our Lord, the Creator and the Sustainer, has stated. We deny nothing of what He created, and bought into existence. Glory be to Allah who has not taken to Himself a son or a partner.

Praise be to Allah for the blessing of the Quran. You have facilitated us reciting Your Mighty Book. We ask You to make the Quran the joy of our hearts, the light of our breasts, the relief of our sorrow, the comfort of our grief, the means to attaining closeness to You, and our guide to Your Gardens of Bliss.

O Allah! By it (the Quran), dress us with garments and inhibit us in (Your) shade, push by it the calamities and increase the blessings with it, and make us (by the Quran) on the Judgment Day among the victorious, and during the comfort from the thankful and in the misfortune from the patient. And (by Quran) do not make us from whom are misguided by devils, then made busy with the worldly life and away from deen (religion), then is regretful and in the hereafter among the losers.

O Allah! Remind us what we forget and teach us what we are ignorant about in it (the Quran), and guide us to recite it at night and morning in a manner that most pleases You.

O Allah! Make us among those who deem lawful what is lawful and deem unlawful what is unlawful, and those who adhere to its (Quran’s) clear commandments and believe in its allegorical verses.

O Allah! Make the Glorious Quran the cure of our illness, the clearer of our sight, the atonement of our sins, and our savior from Hell. O Allah! Make us among those who read the noble Quran and rise, not among those who read the noble Quran and then become miserly (for not following it).

O Allah make us among the people of Quran, who are Your people, particularly Your close people, O Possessor of Majesty and Honor!

O Allah! Make us of the listeners of the Book (Quran), and from among them its commanding submitters, and make us those rewarded for completing its recitation. And guide us to remember You in all states, and guide us to turn to You in all our matters, O Most Merciful of all who shows mercy, O Lord of the ‘Alamin (the heavens and the earth and everything in between).

O Allah! Benefit us and raise us in ranks by the Glorious Quran, which You have exalted, and made manifest it’s proofs and established its authority.

You Almighty, Glory be to You, have stated, “And when We have recited it to you [O Muhammad SAW through Jibrael (Gabriel)], then follow you it’s (the Quran’s) recital. Then it is for Us (Allah) to make it clear to you” [75:18-19], the best of Your Books, and the clearest in stating what is lawful and unlawful, unique in style and eloquence. Its evidence is apparent, it is protected from adding or omission (corruption), contained in it are glad tidings, warnings and admonitions, “Falsehood cannot come to it from in front of it or behind it, a revelation from the All-Wise and the Praise-worthy.

Another part of the dua that forever stuck in my heart is:

Allah! I’ve lost hope from everyone except from you, and I’m disappointed of everyone except of you, and I’m weakened by my dependence on everyone except on you! So Allah, please do not expel me from your side! If you did, then there are no power and no strength except in you, Allah! Whoever has asked you, and then you have deprived him? (None). Whoever has called you and you discarded him? (None). All praise for you Allah!

This supplication was delivered on the 29th night of Ramadan of 1429 H upon the completion of the Holy Quran.

Supplication 2: Led by Sheikh Saud Ibraheem Ash-Shuraim

This video reminds me of those good old days when Sheikh Saud Ibraheem Ash-Shuraim used to lead supplications in Masjidul Haram. However, after 1426 H, the imam did not lead any supplication. In one of his interviews he revealed that he himself chose not to lead supplications. Unfortunately, he was not asked why he chose to opt out.

Anyway, the following dua of Sheikh Shuraim is matchless in terms of its style of deliverance. Because of its unique style of delivery, this dua has always worked for me as an imaan booster. If I am downcast and need inspiration, I watch this dua. If I feel that my heart has hardened too much, I watch this dua. If I need to pacify my heart from the temptations of an evil or a sin, I watch this dua.

The improvisation of this dua is also amazing, and it’s improvisation can be understood from peoples’ response of ameen. The imam became extremely emotional at the end.

Unfortunately, I could not ascertain the date when this supplication was made.

My New Car ♥

Camry 2008 GLX

“O Allah! This car is a Mercy from You. Prevent my heart from being filled with arrogance and haughtiness when I drive it; rather make this Blessing of You a reminder of Your Favor upon me, and make this Favor of You a means of achieving humility and expressing gratefulness, so that I can be among the humble and grateful ones. O Allah! Protect this car from any kind of harm, and from evil eye.

O Allah! Do not make this car a reward which is given at the expense of something good of the hereafter; to You indeed belong the key of the treasures of both this world and the world to come; so make me not among those who are rewarded in this world but have nothing for the hereafter, but rather make me among those who will be rewarded in both worlds.”

A Beautiful Supplication

We all commit sins. After committing sins, we repent. We make promise with Allah and our own souls that we will prefer the will of Allah to our own whims and desires.  We make firm determination to remain vigilant over our lower self. Time passes by. Gradually we become more preoccupied with our worldly affairs. As a result, we become less preoccupied with the state of our spirituality, and the strength of our determination starts to deplete silently. Then comes the time when we become completely oblivious of what promise we made before our Lord.  The delusion of this world, the whisper of the Shaytan, and the temptations of our lower self get better of us. We fall back into the sin again.

We repent again.

Then we fall back into the sin again.

We also repent again.

Allah has promised great rewards for those who repent repeatedly. We are prone to error. That is why we should also be prone to repentance.

Having said this, we should remember that if we truly repent and turn back to Allah, we should stop falling back into the same sin after many repeated repentance at some point of our life.  If that does not happen, the cycle of repenting and falling back into sin turns into a vicious cycle.

We sometimes find ourselves trapped in such vicious cycle. And when we do find ourselves in such situation, we suddenly discover that we have hit the rock bottom. We suddenly find we are probably the most heinous ever hypocrite to walk on the earth. Because we come to realize that we are taking advantage of the mercy of Allah. We feel that we are mocking the opportunity that Allah has given us to always re-enter the door of His mercy.

However, we should remember that repentance is still the way to break us out from such vicious cycle.  No matter how much guilt we feel in our heart, no matter how shallow we feel inside, we should still hasten to repent to Allah. A trick of the Shaytan in such critical time is to make us procrastinate and prevent us from turning back to Allah. The Shaytan wants us to die without repenting to Allah. The Shaytan whispers, “Look you hypocrite! You have committed so many filthy sins, how do you think you will show your face before Allah? Better first do some acts of worship before you repent to Allah.” The logic of the Shaytan is extremely fallacious. Why? Because why there should be a question of showing face to Allah, when the knowledge of Allah encompasses everything I have done? In addition, doesn’t the thought of doing some acts of worship before repenting to Allah indicates that Allah actually needs something from us to grant us forgiveness, whereas Allah is Al-Ghaniy, free from all needs?

Allah said in the Quran:

And [saying], “Seek forgiveness of your Lord and repent to Him, [and] He will let you enjoy a good provision for a specified term and give every doer of favor his favor. But if you turn away, then indeed, I fear for you the punishment of a great Day. [The Noble Quran, 11:3]

Allah further said:

And return [in repentance] to your Lord and submit to Him before the punishment comes upon you; then you will not be helped. And follow the best of what was revealed to you from your Lord before the punishment comes upon you suddenly while you do not perceive. [The Noble Quran, 39-54:55]

Therefore, we should hasten to repent to Allah, and seek His forgiveness. The door of forgiveness from Allah is always open till our time ends in this world, and it will remain open till the sun rises from the west.

After repeatedly committing a single sin, when we finally turn back to Allah to seek His forgiveness, we often do not know what to say. Actually we human beings never knew how we should seek forgiveness from our Lord. Allah out of His infinite mercy taught us how we should make supplication to Him, like He taught our father Adam and mother Eve (May Allah’s peace be upon them) the supplication after they ate from the forbidden tree.

Aside from blessing us with the Quranic supplications, Allah through His Messenger (ﷺ), also taught us many beautiful supplications.

In terms of effectiveness, the Quranic supplications are ranked the highest, followed by the Prophetic supplications.

Our pious predecessors also wrote many supplications, and wrote many books on them. Recently I came across a supplication written by Imam Hasan Al Basri (May Allah have mercy on him), and it touched my heart so much that I felt I should share it with all of you. The supplication is included in Imam Al Basri’s book Prayer for Forgiveness. The supplication is given below:

 O Allah, I seek your forgiveness for every sin for which I presented my repentance before You; and regarding which I stood before You swearing an oath in Your name and called Your friends from among Your servants to be my witnesses – that I would never return to disobeying You.

But when Satan with his cunning tempted me to return to it; and Your forsaking me [due to Your anger over my impiety] caused me to [despairingly] waver toward it; and my lower self invited me to disobey You once more; I hid myself in shame from Your servants, but openly and daringly committed sins before You, though I knew full well that no covering nor any closed door could conceal me from You and no veil could hide me from Your sight.

I still defied You by disobediently doing what You had prohibited to me; but [despite my iniquity], You did not remove Your covering from me, but rather treated me equal to Your pious servants, as though I had always been an obedient servant and swift to fulfill Your every command and fearful of Your warnings.

I remained obscure in front of Your servants, and none besides You knew my secret. You did not single me out from Your servants with a mark of disgrace, but instead showered upon me blessings like theirs; and with this You distinguished me over them as though I were, in Your sight, of a status like theirs. All this was owing only of Your forbearance and abundant blessings – generous grace from You to me. For You then, O my Lord, belongs all praise.