Strengthening One’s Aspiration

Ustadh Tabraze Azam answers a question about a constant feeling of discouragement in studies and how to strengthen one’s aspiration. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Sometimes I get discouraged because I feel like when I move one step forward in my studies, I feel like I also jump ten steps back. In […]

What Is ‘Afiya and Why Do We Pray For It?

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani was asked why the Prophet ﷺ advised us to “ask Allah for well-being” and said that there can be no prayer more comprehensive than asking for ‘Afiya. So what is ‘Afiya? How should we ask for it? Cover photo by Omar Chatriwala.

How Do I Get Rid of Intense Hate Towards Someone in My Workplace?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I work in proximity to an individual who is very selfish and spreads toxicity. He insists on micromanaging our work simply because of his prestige in the community. I am consumed by anger and hatred. How can I deal with this? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I […]

VIDEO: Are my prayers being answered? Adab of Du’a 25

Adab of Du’a (Prayers) 25 Allah Most High says, “I am near – I answer the call of the one who calls upon me” (2:186) Yet, many of us wonder: Are my du’as being answered? Is there a certain du’a I have to read for each of my muslim-making-dua-by-the-oceanconcerns? Do my du’as have to be […]

Habib ‘Umar bin Hafiz’s advice on duas to read during pregnancy and labour

Students of Habib ‘Umar bin Hafiz collected this list of recommendations some years ago, for those amongst us who are pregnant or struggling with infertility. Daily Surah Inshiqaq (Surah 84) – to be recited daily throughout the pregnancy Surah Luqman (Surah 31) – to be recited daily during the 1st trimester when the baby’s brain, mental faculties and […]

Supplications for Having Children and For Dealing With Pain

Answered by SeekersGuidance Answers Service Question: Assalamu Alaikum, I want to know if there is any Dua for having a baby as well as to cure backbone pain. Can you help me? Answer:Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. A Du’a to […]

How Do I Deal With Anger?

“Treatment for Anger” by Moulana Hakeem Muhammed Akhtar Sahib Dâmat Barakâtuhum Question: Assalam’aleykum, I have an uncontrollable anger. When I get angry, I get mad. I lose total control. As if Shaytan lives in me. I hit things, and go totally crazy. What do I do? Answer: Walaikum assalam, The way and guidance of our […]

Supplication at the Birth of a Child

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Ibn Ishaq reported that the mother of the Prophet s.a.w. was told/inspired to say ‘I place him under the protection of the One against the treachery of the envious’. Would this make it a sunnah to do so at the birth of a newborn?   Answer: Wa alaikum assalam […]

Supplication for Overcoming Difficulty

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Can you recommend a supplication for overcoming difficulty? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are well, insha’Allah. Ask Allah as He loves to be asked and always gives, realize your neediness before Him, and trust in Allah, realizing: “There is no movement or […]

Supplications for Good Character

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: What are some good Prophetic supplications (Sall-Allahu ‘AlayHi waSallam), for good character? I am aware of one to be recited when looking in the mirror. Are there any other ones that I may recite in my Salah?   Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh, I pray that […]