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Asking Allah for Well-Being: The Sunna of the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace)

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: I was wondering do you know if there’s a hadith about a companion who was really sick and the Prophet prayed for his good health and then and told him never to pray for calamities because I think he had prayed for hardship. The thing is I have a […]

Am I Rewarded for Every Supplication I Make to Allah?

Answered by Ustadh Faraz A. Khan Question: Concerning the dua when wearing a garment (alhamdu lillahil-lathee kasaanee…): If one makes this dua for each item that one wears during dressing e.g. shirt, trousers, socks etc can one gain reward per item or can it only be said once during dressing? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, […]

Marrying a Potential Convert: Supplication, the Prayer of Guidance, and Following Allah’s Guidance

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: I was working with a Catholic man and he has expressed an interest in becoming a Muslim, and wanting to marry me. He used to go to the mosque and was very close to becoming Muslim but his strict Catholic family didnt allow him to. Even when he said […]

Returning from Umrah: A Feeling of Despair

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I’ve recently come back from performing Umrah. Alhamdulilah, it was absolutely amazing but now that I’m home I feel so restless and always upset and in a depressed-like state. Everything seems a lot harder, especially in my personal and family life. There seems to more problems financially as […]

Istikhara – A Powerful Prayer When In Need Of Guidance

What is the istikhara prayer and how does one perform it? The istikhara prayer is a very simple prayer of seeking guidance. One prays two rakats at any time that is not disliked, after which one recites the supplication of istikhara. It is best to recite it before sleeping, though in no way necessary. Like […]

Chapter on the Supplication for the One Invited and the Guest to the Hosts when finished eating’

From Imam an-Nawwawi’s al-Adhkar: Question: Chapter on the Supplication for the One Invited and the Guest to the Hosts when finished eating Answer : اللهم بارك لهم فيما رزقتهم ، واغفر لهم وارحمهم Allahumma baarik lahum fima razaqtahum wagfir lahum warhamhum ‘Oh Allah, bless them in what You provided for them and forgive them and bestow mercy upon […]

The Best of What You Can Seek From Allah

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful Ibn Ata’illah clarified a key to excellence in supplication (du`a’): “The best of what you can seek from Allah is what He seeks from you.” Then, he explained that, “What He seeks from you is fulfilling the rights of His Lordship and the duties of your […]

Prophetic Supplications for Our Times – Seeking Refuge from Debt, Sin, and Disbelief

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful The Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) has a number of beautiful and powerful supplications against debt, sin, and disbelief. Among them are: 1. “O Allah, I seek refuge in you from sinfulness and indebtedness.” (Allahumma inni a`udhu bika mina’l ma’thami wa’l […]