Mercy Expressed in Active Concern: Remembering the Muslim Umma in One’s Prayers (dua) – Ma`ruf al-Karkhi


Ma`ruf al-Karkhi, one of the righteous imams of the early Muslims (salaf), said,

“Whoever says,

‘Allahumma aslih Ummata Muhammad Allahumma farrij `an Ummati Muhammad Allahumma Rham Ummata Muhammad [salla Allahu `alayhi wa sallam] (O Allah, improve the state of the Umma of Muhammad O Allah, grant ease to the Umma of Muhammad O Allah, have mercy on the Umma of Muhammad),’

ten times every day will be written down as one of the highest of elect believers (abdal).” [Abu Nu`aym, Hilyat al-Awliya , 8.366]



اللَّهُمَّ فَرِّجْ عَنْ أُمَّةِ مُحَمَّدٍ

اللَّهُمَّ أَصْلِحْ أُمَّةَ مُحَمَّدٍ

اللَّهُمَّ ارْحَمْ أُمَّةَ مُحَمَّدٍ 

Why? The Prophet of Mercy (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “It is the merciful who are granted mercy by the All-Merciful. Be merciful to those on earth, and the Lord of the Heavens will be merciful to you.” [Ahmad, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, and Bukhari in al-Adab al-Mufrad, from Abd Allah ibn Amr (Allah be pleased with him)]


And Allah alone gives success.


Faraz Rabbani


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