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Revive a Sunnah: Do you Know this Life Saving Du’a?

One of the goals I have for this blog is to start a small series of posts aimed at reviving Sunnah's that are inshā'Allāh easy to implement – but easily overlooked. It is my hope that these serve first and foremost as a reminder to myself to practice them, but also a quick reminder to everyone else to try to practice them. They are things that are easy to do, and inshā'Allāh will bring us closer to Allāh(swt) and make our lives start becoming more in accordance to the Sunnah of His Messenger (sal-Allahu 'alayhi was-Sallam).

Shaddad bin Aus (ra) narrated that the Prophet (saw) said,

“The most superior way of asking for forgiveness from Allāh is:

'O Allāh, You are my Lord, none has the right to be worshipped except You, You created me and I am You servant and I abide to Your covenant and promise as best I can, I take refuge in You from the evil of which I committed. I acknowledge Your favour upon me and I acknowledge my sin, so forgive me, for verily none can forgive sin except You.'

The Prophet (saw) added. “If somebody recites it during the day with firm faith in it, and dies on the same day before the evening, he will be from the people of Paradise; and if somebody recites it at night with firm faith in it, and dies before the morning, he will be from the people of Paradise.” [Bukhāri]

I pray that Allāh (swt) makes it easy for us to memorize this du‘ā’, and to be of those who recite it in the morning and evening, and earn the reward mentioned in the hadith.

We all want to be of those who follow the Sunnah, so let's start using some of the easier ones to build up :)

allaah allah bukhari du'a insha'allah

About ibnabeeomar

Omar Usman is a founding member of MuslimMatters, Qalam Institute, Muslim Strategic Initiative, and Debt Free Muslims. He is a regular khateeb and has served in different administrative capacities in various national and local Islamic organizations. You can follow him on Google+ or on Twitter @ibnabeeomar.

13 comments

  1. Very useful dua, I thank you for shareing it with us, and I like your idea of makeing us know the sunnah.

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  2. O Allaah, You are our Lord, none has the right to be worshipped except You, You created us and we are Your servants and I abide to Your covenant and promise as best I can, We take refuge in You from the evil of which we committed. We acknowledge Your favour upon us and we acknowledge our sins, so forgive us, for verily none can forgive sin except You.’

    Ameen, http://www.dua4me.com/story.php?title=Revive_a_SunnahLife_Saving_Dursquoa_Muslim_Matters

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  3. یا من ارجوه لکل خیر… You are the one i have hope on him for everything.. And by your support i am safe against any badness and sin.. You give me countless for my little act.. and you give to who ignores you and who doesnt know you..
    Bless us with your mercy in the world and hereafter.. and keep far away us any disaster.. and increase your generosity and munificence to us..
    AMEEN.. YA RABBAL ALAMIN.. :)

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  4. Alhamdulilah, great idea. I always love lectures and books that encourage action, and give methods of implementing what you learn. I look forward to reading future posts.

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  5. i’d also like to get some feedback from the readers to see if they find these types of posts beneficial or not? do you actually take it and try to implement this? did this post motivate you to memorize this dua (and by motivate i mean you have memorized it or started trying to since reading this post)

    or is it just another “thats nice…” and then gets put on the backburner?

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  6. Brother Omar, I like it, infact I am reading this post daily to memorize it. Jazak-Allah khyran.

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  7. Asalaamu alaikum. Definitely, please continue this. This particular dua came at the right time for me because I had been thinking a lot about things I’ve done wrong and how to ask for forgiveness.

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  8. JazakaAllah khair…I wanted to memorize this duaa the moment i read the hadeeth about a year ago, and now I taught it to about 30 girls at my masjid and alhamdulilah theyve all memorized it… It is indeed an essential duaa for everyone to know.

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  9. Salam u Aleikum,
    I love this idea. I had forgotten this dua but this post encouraged me to memorize it again. Alhamdu lillah. Please make more posts like this,.. I’m a student and a dua recommendation like this is a beautiful breath of fresh air from regular studies.

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  10. This dua’ is awesome, I didn’t know it until now. JazakAllahu khair.

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  11. Such posts are very beneficial.

    BarakAllahu Feek

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  12. Assalamu Alaikum,
    Mashallah!! When I first saw this duaa, I memorized it a couple of years ago!! Its so beautiful, alhamdullilah!! I taught it to my kids and we say it all the time, subhanallah!! May Allah forgive us, ameen!! Ramadan Mubarak!!

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