kidsdua.jpgWhat is your favorite du'a? Let's use this post to share this so that others can benefit and insha'Allah take advantage of making these supplications during the days when our du'a insha'Allah is accepted – especially at the time of iftar. I will begin with one of mine,

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And those who say: “Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders for the pious” (25:74)

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  1. Safi

    Syed ul Istigfaar is great!

    He who supplicates in these terms during the day with firm belief in it and dies on the same day (before the evening), he will be one of the dwellers of Jannah; and if anyone supplicates in these terms during the night with firm belief in it and dies before the morning, he will be one of the dwellers of Jannah.”
    [Al-Bukhari].

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  2. ibnabeeomar

    yes there’s plenty of dua resources, alhamdulillah, but this is where we highlight the one favorite dua we have – the one you make as youre breaking iftar :)

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  3. Amad

    oh, i completely missed that nuance!

    usually i am so hungry that if i can just remember to make the regular iftaar dua’, I am happy :)

    and if I may be so lucky I try to add, “rabana aatina fid duniya hasanatan wa fil akhirati hasanat wa qinna adhaabin naar”

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  4. AnonyMouse

    “Allahumma innee as’aluki ‘ilmaan naafi’an, wa rizqan tayyiban, wa ‘amal mutaqabbalan.”

    O Allah, I ask You to grant me beneficial knowledge, abundant sustenance, and accepted deeds (or something like that).

    Du’aa of Istikhaara is indeed beautiful, subhan’Allah! I just finished memorizing it, and it’s amazing how it deals with all our worries…

    At iftaar time, I make du’aa for an increase in emaan, ihsaan, and taqwa; as well as whatever else comes to my mind – family, exams, friends, the future…
    I also try to score a double-whammy by drinking zamzam at iftaar as well, and making du’aa when drinking it – I need all the accepted du’aas I can get! :)

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  5. Bint Bashir

    ALLAH, on this day make my fasts the fasts of those who fast (sincerely), and my standing up in prayer of those who stand up in prayer (obediently), awaken me in it from the sleep of the heedless, and forgive me my sins , O God of the worlds, and forgive me, O one who forgives the sinners.

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  6. Niqaabis

    Ya muqalibul quloob thabit qalbee ala deenik

    O turner of the hearts! Keep my heart firm upon your Deen

    and the du’aa of Yoonus ‘alayhi salaam

    La illaha illa Anta Subhanak, innee kuntu min adh-dhalimeen

    There is no God but You;Glory be to You, Truly I have been one of the wrongdoers

    These two are my favourite ad’iya.

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  7. ...Niamah

    without a doubt the ayah from Al-e-Imran and i believer its ayah number 8..

    Our Lord! Verily, it is You Who will gather mankind together on the Day about which there is no doubt. Verily, Allah never breaks His Promise”.

    Prophet pbuh would recite this ayah and say ‘ya muqalib al qaloob, thabit qalbi ala denik’ (oh changer of the heart, keep my ehart firm on the deen)

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  8. ...Niamah

    i have reference numbers of all the duas from Quran (they are all so beautiful)..i have them written on a notebook, i recite my favorite one’ b4 iftar…Alhamdulillah Quran is such a blessing !

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  9. Rick Carey

    Rick, this comment is being moderated. posting a pagan prayer is not something within the guidelines of this website, esp. with relation to the post in question that refers to the time of breaking the fast. Though we are sure it was well intentioned, it goes against the main tenet of a Muslim’s belief – namely the unadulterated belief in and worship of One God. Thank You.

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  10. ...Niamah

    They say): “Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower.”(3:8)

    In my last post, i accidentally posted the translation for ayah 9..i meant 8 =)

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  11. ...Niamah

    Prophet pbuh would recite this (3:8) and say ‘ya muqalib al qaloob, thabit qalbi ala denik’ (oh changer of the heart, keep my ehart firm on the deen)

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  12. Humairah

    O Allah! Make my love for You the most beloved thing to me, and my fear for You the most fearful thing to me, and remove from me all worldly needs and wants by instilling a passion for meeting You, and when You have given the people of the world the pleasures of their world, make the coolness of my eyes (pleasure) in worshipping You.

    Arabic & transliteration @
    http://odd-wisdom.blogspot.com/2007/04/dua-for-ascetism.html

    And here’s a rewarding action:
    http://odd-wisdom.blogspot.com/2007/04/do-5-before-sleeping.html

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  13. ali

    Allahumma Tahhir Qalbi minan Nifaaq,
    Wa ‘amali minar Riyaa,
    Wa lissani minal kadhib,
    Wa ‘ayni minal khiyaana.

    Allahumma Innaka ‘afuwwun, tuhibbul ‘afwa
    fa’fo’anna.

    Whoever recites “subhanAllahi wa bihamdihi” 100 times in a day will have his past sins forgiven. [sahih bukhari]

    Also the 5th and 6th Kalimas are extremely beautiful!!!!

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  14. aarij

    The Dua of Abu Bakr:

    Allahumma innee zhalamtu nafsi zhulman katheera
    Oh Allah! Indeed I have wronged myself greatly

    Wala yaghfiruz zunooba illa anta faghfirlee
    And no one forgives sins except you, so forgive me

    maghfiratam min ‘indika war hamni innaka
    From your forgiveness and have mercy on me, indeed You

    antal Ghafooror Raheem
    And only You are AlGhafoor (the One who covers up sins in vast quantities), AlRaheem (the One who shows mercy in vast quantities)

    http://trueword.wordpress.com/2007/09/20/the-dua-of-abu-bakr-ra/?preview=true

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  15. Editor

    Rabbigh-fir li wali-walidayya war-hamhuma kama rabbayani saghira.

    My Lord! Forgive me and my parents and have mercy on them both as as they cherished me in childhood.

    [A combination of 71:28 and 17:24.]

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  16. Talha Syed

    “Rabbana aatina fi al Dunya Hasanah, wa fil Akhirati Hasana, wa qina adhab al Naar, wa adkhilna al Jannah ma’ al Abrar, ya Aziz ya Ghaffar, ya Rabb al Alamin”

    Such a beautiful and comprehensive Du’a that is.

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  17. Alex

    The Etiquette of Supplication

    al-Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Alawi al-Mâliki, in his book, Abwâb al-Faraj, identifies
    ten etiquettes of supplication.

    Praying during the special times
    It is best to make dua at the times that are considered to be special by Allah.
    The Day of Arafat is the best day of the year. Ramadan is the best month of the year. Friday and its eve are the best days of the week. The last part of the night is the best period of the day.

    Praying during the special occasions and states
    Some times are special, for example when the lines meet in battle, when the rain descends and the time between the adhân and iqâma. The most special situation is in prostration. The Messenger, upon him be peace, said:
    The closest the slave gets to his Lord is when he is in prostration and so supplicate a great deal
    (Muslim on the authority of Anas)

    Facing the Qibla
    The Messenger of Allah, upon him be peace, used to raise his hands and turn his palms face upwards towards the sky, which is considered to be the qibla of supplication, to the extent that the whites of his armpits could be seen. One should not raise one’s head to the face the sky.

    Lowering one’s voice
    It is best to supplicate in a soft voice but not silently. Allah- Exalted be He said:
    “Neither speak thy Prayer aloud, nor speak it in a low tone, but seek a middle
    course between.”

    (al-Isra 17:110)

    Style
    One should not strain one’s language to be poetic.

    Humility
    Allah – Exalted be He – said:
    Call upon your Lord in humility and in private
    (al-‘Arâf 7:55)

    Certainty that the prayer will be answered
    One should pray with attention and certainty in your heart that Allah – Exalted be He – will answer you supplication. The Messenger, upon him be peace said: Call on Allah with certainty of an answer and know that Allah the Exalted will answer the supplication from a heart that is inattentive and oblivious.
    (al-Tirmidhi on the authority of Abu Huraira)

    Repetition
    It is appropriate that one repeats the supplication over and over again until the
    prayer is answered. It is recommended to repeat it three times.

    Starting and finishing
    One should not ask immediately but should begin the supplication with remembrance and praise (al-hamd) of Allah and also sending of salutations upon the Messenger, upon him be peace. The salutations should be at the beginning and at the end.

    Inner etiquette
    The inner etiquettes are the essence of supplication. Among the inner etiquettes of supplication are to be in a state of repentance and to have returned any thing gained by illicit means and turning with one’s whole being towards the Creator.

    May Allah grant us correct manners in our supplication and answer our prayers and the prayers of the nation. Amin.

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  18. Alex

    Salaam ‘alaikum,

    The hadith above in subseciton “Certainty…” should read:
    Call on Allah with certainty of an answer and know that Allah the Exalted will NOT
    answer the supplication from a heart that is inattentive and oblivious.

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  19. Rhythm

    Translation of Dua-E-Ukasha

    In the Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful

    O Allah! O The Immense Bestower and Giver
    O The One Who is forever in contact (with His creation)
    O The Doer of all that is good

    O Allah! If I fall into doubt in my faith in You
    and I am unaware of it, I beg forgiveness for it and I say
    Laa Ilaha Ill’Allah Muhammad-u’r-Rasulullah
    Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam
    (There is none to be worshipped but Allah
    Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah)

    O Allah! If I begin to deny my Islam (total submission to You)
    and I am unaware of it, I beg forgiveness for it and I say
    Laa Ilaha Ill’Allah Muhammad-u’r-Rasulullah
    Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam

    O Allah! If I enter into doubt in my belief in One God, You Only
    and I am unaware of it, I beg forgiveness for it and I say
    Laa Ilaha Ill’Allah Muhammad-u’r-Rasulullah
    Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam

    O Allah! If I fall into pride, arrogance, showing-off,
    and in gaining a reputation in whatever I do for You
    and I am unaware of it, I beg forgiveness for it and I say
    Laa Ilaha Ill’Allah Muhammad-u’r-Rasulullah
    Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam

    O Allah! If I begin to lie, and backbiting comes to my tongue
    and I am unaware of it, I beg forgiveness for it and I say
    Laa Ilaha Ill’Allah Muhammad-u’r-Rasulullah
    Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam

    O Allah! If evil thoughts about You enter my heart
    and I am unaware of it, I beg forgiveness for it and I say
    Laa Ilaha Ill’Allah Muhammad-u’r-Rasulullah
    Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam

    O Allah! If I begin to compare Your Knowledge with anyone else’s
    and I am unaware of it, I beg forgiveness for it and I say
    Laa Ilaha Ill’Allah Muhammad-u’r-Rasulullah
    Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam

    O Allah! If I am not satisfied with what You destined for me to be in my power
    and I am unaware of it, I beg forgiveness for it and I say
    Laa Ilaha Ill’Allah Muhammad-u’r-Rasulullah
    Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam

    O Allah! You favoured with so much but if I disobeyed
    and I am unaware of it, I beg forgiveness for it and I say
    Laa Ilaha Ill’Allah Muhammad-u’r-Rasulullah
    Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam

    O Allah! You favoured me with so much of Your bounties
    but if I did not even thank You for it
    and I am unaware of it, I beg forgiveness for it and I say
    Laa Ilaha Ill’Allah Muhammad-u’r-Rasulullah
    Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam

    O Allah! Whatever You gave me of Your bounties
    and if I did not fulfil their rights
    and I am unaware of it, I beg forgiveness for it and I say
    Laa Ilaha Ill’Allah Muhammad-u’r-Rasulullah
    Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam

    O Allah! Whatever beautiful favours You bestowed on me
    and if I did not even praise You for it
    and I am unaware of it, I beg forgiveness for it and I say
    Laa Ilaha Ill’Allah Muhammad-u’r-Rasulullah
    Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam

    O Allah! Whatever I wasted of my life-time that was not pleasing to You
    and I am unaware of it, I beg forgiveness for it and I say
    Laa Ilaha Ill’Allah Muhammad-u’r-Rasulullah
    Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam

    O Allah! Whatever You made compulsory on me
    to think and perceive about You, if I closed my eyes to it
    and I am unaware of it, I beg forgiveness for it and I say
    Laa Ilaha Ill’Allah Muhammad-u’r-Rasulullah
    Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam

    O Allah! Whenever I have fallen short in my hope and expectation in You
    and I am unaware of it, I beg forgiveness for it and I say
    Laa Ilaha Ill’Allah Muhammad-u’r-Rasulullah
    Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam

    O Allah! Whenever I have considered someone other than You
    to be of help in my hardship
    and I am unaware of it, I beg forgiveness for it and I say
    Laa Ilaha Ill’Allah Muhammad-u’r-Rasulullah
    Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam

    O Allah! If I have sought help when in difficulties
    from someone other than You
    and I am unaware of it, I beg forgiveness for it and I say
    Laa Ilaha Ill’Allah Muhammad-u’r-Rasulullah
    Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam

    O Allah! If my feet have slipped from a path other than Yours
    and I unaware of it, I beg forgiveness for it and I say
    Laa Ilaha Ill’Allah Muhammad-u’r-Rasulullah
    Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam

    O Allah! Whenever You corrected my mistakes with Your Grace
    and I thought it was someone else doing it
    and I am unaware of it, I beg forgiveness for it and I say
    Laa Ilaha Ill’Allah Muhammad-u’r-Rasulullah
    Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam

    O The Ever Living! The Eternal!

    There is none to be worshipped but You
    Sanctity be to You; surely, I acted improperly

    Then We responded to his prayer
    and delivered him from the grief
    and thus We save the believers

    And Zakaria, when he called his Lord:
    O my Lord! Leave me not childless,
    and You are the Best Inheritor. (21:87-89)

    And may the blessings of Allah, The Exalted,
    be on His best creation, Muhammad,
    and on his family, and his companions, and his wives, all of them.
    With Your Mercy, O The Most Merciful

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  20. Shukri"a"

    اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَ الْمَسْأَلَةِ ، وَ خَيْرَ الدُّعَآءِ ، وَ خَيْرَ النَّجَاحِ ، وَ خَيْرَ الْعِلْمِ ، وَ خَيْرَ الْعَمَلِ ، وَ خَيْرَ الثَّوَابِ ، وَ خَيْرَ الْحَيَاةِ وَ خَيْرَ الْمَمَاتِ ، وَ ثَبِّتْنِي وَ ثَقِّلْ مَوَازينِي ، وَ حَقِّقْ إِيمَانِي ، وَارْفَعْ دَرَجَتِي ، وَ تَقَبَّلْ صَلاَتِي ، وَاغْفِرْ خَطِيئَاتِي ، وَ أَسْأَلُكَ العُلاَ مِنَ الْجَنَّةِ

    Allahumma inni as’aluka khairal masalati, wa khairad-du’ui, wa khairan-najahi, wa khairal-‘amali, wa khairath-thawabi, wa khairal-hayaati, wa khairal mamaati, wa thabbitni wa thaqqil mawaazini, wa haqqiq imaani warf’a darajati wa-taqabbal salaati, wa as’alukad-darajatil’ula minal-Jannah.

    O Allah! I ask You for the Best affair, the Best supplication, the best success, the best Knowledge, the best deed, the best reward, the best life, and the best death. Keep me upright, make my Scale heavy, confirm my faith, raise high my status, accept my prayer, and forgive my sins. I ask You for high positions in Paradise.

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  21. BintMuhammed

    Oh man, how could you all forget the duaa for anxiety and sorrow.

    ‘O Allaah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of Your maidservant, my forelock is in Your hand, Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every name belonging to You which You name Yourself with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the unseen with You, that You make the Qur’aan the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety.’

    Another one for distress:

    ‘O Allaah, it is Your mercy that I hope for, so do not leave me in charge of my affairs even for a blink of an eye and rectify for me all of my affairs. None has the right to be worshipped except You.’

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  22. akh

    Allahumma innee aAAoothu biridaka min sakhatik, wa-bimuAAafatika min AAuqoobatik, wa-aAAoothu bika mink, la ohsee thana-an AAalayk, anta kama athnayta AAala nafsik.
    ‘O Allah, I take refuge within Your pleasure from Your displeasure and within Your pardon from Your punishment, and I take refuge in You from You. I cannot enumerate Your praise, You are as You have praised Yourself.’

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  23. Seeker7

    One of my favorites:

    ‏حدثنا ‏ ‏قبيصة ‏ ‏حدثنا ‏ ‏سفيان ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏ابن جريج ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏سليمان ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏طاوس ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏ابن عباس ‏ ‏رضي الله عنهما ‏ ‏قال ‏
    ‏كان النبي ‏ ‏صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ‏يدعو من الليل ‏ ‏اللهم لك الحمد أنت رب السموات والأرض لك الحمد أنت قيم السموات والأرض ومن فيهن لك الحمد أنت نور السموات والأرض قولك الحق ووعدك الحق ولقاؤك حق والجنة حق والنار حق والساعة حق اللهم لك أسلمت وبك آمنت وعليك توكلت وإليك أنبت وبك خاصمت وإليك حاكمت فاغفر لي ما قدمت وما أخرت وأسررت وأعلنت أنت إلهي لا إله لي غيرك ‏
    ‏حدثنا ‏ ‏ثابت بن محمد ‏ ‏حدثنا ‏ ‏سفيان ‏ ‏بهذا وقال أنت الحق وقولك الحق ‏

    Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet salAllahu alayhi wa sallam used to invoke Allah at night, saying, “O Allah: All the Praises are for You: You are the Lord of the Heavens and the Earth. All the Praises are for You; You are the Maintainer of the Heaven and the Earth and whatever is in them. All the Praises are for You; You are the Light of the Heavens and the Earth. Your Word is the Truth, and Your Promise is the Truth, and the Meeting with You is the Truth, and Paradise is the Truth, and the (Hell) Fire is the Truth, and the Hour is the Truth. O Allah! I surrender myself to You, and I believe in You and I depend upon You, and I repent to You and with You (Your evidences) I stand against my opponents, and to you I leave the judgment (for those who refuse my message). O Allah! Forgive me my sins that I did in the past or will do in the future, and also the sins I did in secret or in public. You are my only God (Whom I worship) and there is no other God for me ( i.e. I worship none but You).”

    Also on YouTube by none other than Al-Efasi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwzyf-jt7dg

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  24. Seeker7

    Hadeeth found in Saheeh Bukhari, Chapter of Tawheed.

    Also for everyone who posted from a hadeeth, kindly share the source inshaAllah. JazakumAllahu khayran.

    وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُواْ لِي وَلْيُؤْمِنُواْ بِي لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ
    When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the right way. 2:186

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  25. Voyageur

    the last ayah of Suratul Baqarah

    رَبَّنَا لاَ تُؤَاخِذْنَا إِن نَّسِينَا أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا رَبَّنَا وَلاَ تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَا إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِنَا رَبَّنَا وَلاَ تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لاَ طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَآ أَنتَ مَوْلاَنَا فَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ

    Rabbana laa tuaakhizna inn naseena aw akhta’na, Rabbana wa laa tahmil alayna isrann kama hamaltahu ‘alal ladheena min qablina; Rabbana wa laa tuhammalna maa laa taaqataa lanaa bih. wa’fuu ‘anna. Waghfir lanaa. Warhummnaa. Anta mawlaana fansurnaa ‘alal qawmil kaafireen

    “Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error, our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us (Jews and Christians); our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Maulâ (Patron, Supporter and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving people”

    Allaahumma a’izzal Islam wal muslimeen, ameen!

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  26. Salihah

    do you know where in the fotress of the Muslim do i find the dua sayyidul istighfaar . I am trying to find the arabic version so i can recite it in arabic. and also it would be easiear to memorize since i can take the book everywhere with me

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  27. Saad

    For the clearance of heart

    Alahumma tahhir qalbi minan-nifaaqi, wa amali minar-riyaee, wa lisaani minal kazibi, wa ainee minal qhaainati, fa-innaka taalamu qhaainatal aayunee wama tukhfisudoor.

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  28. Saad

    Allah Paak key raastey me nikleingey.

    Allah Rabbul Izzat Donoon Jahaan ki Zindagi ko banayeingey. (Duniya aur Aakhirat).

    Allah Paak Hum sab ko uskey raastey me nikalney ke liye qubool fermaye.

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