Three Short Duas from Imam Taqi Al Jawad(as)
Reference: Du`a Nos. 3, 15 and 5 respectively from As-Saheefatul Jawaadiyyah (A Collection of Du`aas from the ninth Imam Muhammad b. `Ali al-Jawaad). The above Saheefah is contained in As-Saheefatur Radhawiyyah Al-Jaami`ah, Muassis a-Imam al-Mahdee (a), Qum, 1420
1.When Invoking the Tawheed of Allah swt every morning and evening
Allaahu, Allaahu, Rabbee, Ar-raHmaanur-raHeem, laa ushriku bihi shay'aa
Allah, Allah, my Lord, the Most Gracious [and] the Most Merciful I do not associate anything with Him.
2. When asking relief from every anxiety and grief
Yaa man yakfee min kulli shay' Walaa yakfee munhu shay'
Ikfinee maa ahammanee mimaa anaa feeh.
O He who is sufficent from all things But nothing is sufficient from Him
Be sufficient for me in what worries me in the state I am.
3. When thanking Allah for creating us and dignifying us (over other creatures)
AlHamdu lillaahil-ladhee khlaqanaa min noorihee biyadih
waSTafaanaa mim bariyyatih
waja`lanaa umnaa-ahu `alaa khalqihee wa-waHyih
Praise be to Allah who created us from His Light with His hand
And digified us over His creatures
And made us trustees of His creation and His revelation.
Four Simple Effective Quranic Duas- Imam Jafar Sadiq(as)
Imam Jafar e Sadiq (as) had expressed surprise ,that why when in need Momins DO NOT use the 4 SIMPLE EFFECTIVE DUAS AVAILABLE TO THEM .
These are quranic ayats ,immediately(fa) after these ayats follows that ayat which is the solution for the problem so we recite only the previous part of the ayat.(ie the transliterated part)
1. To overcome fear of Authority/ruler
”Wa Ufawwizu Amree ilallaah inallaaha baseerun bil ibad” (Ch. Al-Ghafir, or Mu’min (40), vs. 44)
So you shall remember what I say to you, and I entrust my affair to Allah, Surely Allah sees the servants.
2. For Rizq (sustenance)
”Mashaallahu laa Quwwata illa billah" (Ch. Al-Kahf (18), vs. 39)
And wherefore did you not say when you entered your garden: It is as Allah has pleased, there is no power save in Allah? If you consider me to be inferior to you in wealth and children
3. For Sorrows/sufferings
La ila ha illa anta subhanaka inni kuntu minazzalimeen(Ch. Al-Anbiya (21): vs. 87)
And Yunus, when he went away in wrath, so he thought that We would not straiten him, so he called out among afflictions: There is no god but Thou, glory be to Thee; surely I am of those who make themselves to suffer loss.
4. Other issues/Needs
Hasbunallah wa ni'mal wakeel(Ch. Aale I’mraan (3), vs. 173)
Those to whom the people said: Surely men have gathered against you, therefore fear them, but this increased their faith, and they said: Allah is sufficient for us and most excellent is the Protector.
There are some preconditions for it to be accepted ,eg:a person is to be married before he can pray & wish for a child.:-
a. Taqwa -Fear of Allah swt
b. Efforts & Perseverance.Efforts like that of Sarah between safa & Marwah & Patience in not giving up &continuing upto 7 rounds
c. Conviction that it can work & not an attitude of 'what can one line do'
This will inshallah result in rewards beyond imagination ,like zam zam though what was asked was only a cupful!
Three Short Duas from Imam Ar Ridha(as)
Reference: Du'as No. 16,19 and 47 from As-Saheefat ar-Radhwaiyyah, Qum,
1. For seeking well-being and thanking for it
He said that once `Ali b. al-Husayn (a) saw a person doing tawaaf of al-Ka`bah and saying: O God I ask from You the patience (as-Sabr).
The Imam striked his shoulder and said: you have asked for affliction (balaa'),
[Instead] say: Allaahumma innee as-alukal-`aafiyah, wash-shukra `alal-`aafiyah.
O Allah I ask from You the well-being, and to be grateful for the well-being.
2. For seeking richness
From Imam ar-Ridhaa (a) On the authority of his forefathers who said that the Prophet (s) said: He who says every day 100 times [the following] will attract richness through it and drive away poverty:
Laa ilaaha illaal-laahul-malikul-Haqqul-mubeen
(There is no god, except Allah, the Ruler, the Real, the Manifest)
3. Cure from all sorts of pain
Khalid b. al-`Absee has narrated that: `Ali b. Moosaa (a) taught me the following instructing me to teach fellow believers for it works with all sort of pains and aches.
U`idhoo nafsee birabbil-ardhi wa rabbis-samaa' U`idhoo nafsee billadhee laa yadhurru ma`a-smihi daa' U`idhoo nafsee billadhee-smuhu barakatun washifaa'
I seek protection for my soul in the Lord of the earth and the Lord of the heavens I seek protection for my soul in the One in whose name no sickness can hurt I seek protection for my soul in the One whose name is Blessed and a Cure.
For Rizq (Sufficient Sustenance)
Once the Prophet's (saw) daughter Fatima Zehra (as) asked the prophet for a helper. The Prophet(saw) advised her to recite the following Tasbih which is now known as Tasbih e Zehra. This Tasbih is usually recited after each prayer.
However it also has great value for solving the problems of Rizq, Sustenance, Business, Job etc. The person should recite the tasbih with the niyat (intention) of seeking rizq (sustenance), before leaving the house ( sitting in the car for going to work) ,before commencing business or before starting work at office.
34 times Allah o Akbar, 33 times Alhumdolillah & 33 times Subhanallah
Inshallah rizq problems can be overcome with this.
Salwaat on Sayeda Fatema Zahra (s.a.)
Recite 580 times following for any problem.
Oh Allah send blessings on Fatima and her father, her husband and her sons, and by the secret installed in her (S)) which only is in YOUR knowledge
Allahumma Salle al Fatima wa abeeha wa baleha wa baneeha wa sirril mustaudaeh fiha beadada maa ahaata behi ilmu
A young man was on his deathbed when the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.&h.f.) came, sat near him, and told him to recite two kalimas (Shahadatain). But the youth could not speak. The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.&h.f.) enquired if his mother was present? A woman sitting near his head said, “Yes, I am his mother.”
The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.&h.f.) asked, “ Are your displeased with him ?”
‘Yes, O Prophet (p.b.u.h.&h.f.), we have not spoken to each other since the last six years.’
The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.&h.f.) asked this woman to forgive her son. Thus at the Prophet’s instance she forgave his mistakes and was reconciled. At once the young man was able to recite the Kalima al-Shahadat.
The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.&h.f.) asked him, “What do you see, at this moment .” “ O Prophet of Allah a dark and smelly man has got hold of me and is not leaving me.
”The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.&h.f.) told him to recite the following Du’a, يامن يقبل اليسير ويعفوعن الكثير اقبل مني اليسيرواعف عني الكثيرانك انت الغفور الرحيم
Ya man Yaqbalul yasīra wa y’afo ‘Anil Kathīra Iqbal minnil Yasīra Wa ‘Āfo ‘Annil Kathīr
Sura Yasin Dua for concealing something from opponent
At the time of Hijrat ,the prophet recited the following ayats from Sura Yasin (36),so that the enemies COULD NOT SEE even when he escaped in fron of their eyes from Mecca
V 8...Inna Ja'alna fe A' Na ke him Agh la lan fa heya ila al azkaan fa hum mukmahun
Verily we have put on their necks iron collars reaching upto their chins so that their heads are raised up.
V 9... Wa ja alna mim bayne Aide him saddawn min khal fe him saddan fa agshaina hum fa hum la yubseroon
And we have put a barrier before them & a barrier behind them,and We have covered them up,so that they cannot see
إِنَّا جَعَلْنَا فِي أَعْنَاقِهِمْ أَغْلَالًا فَهِيَ إِلَى الْأَذْقَانِ فَهُم مُّقْمَحُونَ ﴿٨﴾
وَجَعَلْنَا مِن بَيْنِ أَيْدِيهِمْ سَدًّا وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِمْ سَدًّا فَأَغْشَيْنَاهُمْ فَهُمْ لَا يُبْصِرُونَ ﴿٩﴾
He has hidden His Answering (your supplications) in Your prayers to Him so then do not consider any part of your prayers to Him as being insignificant as it is possible that within that prayer lies His Answering while you are not aware."
How many times we have called upon Allah (SWT), waiting patiently for an answer? We sit down to recite the extended supplications such as those in Sahifatul Sajjadiyah and the other beautiful pleas contained in Mafaatihul Jinaan thinking that the longer the prayer, the better chance that Allah (SWT) will accept it. We fail to realize that even one short dua of a few lines has as much a chance of being accepted by Allah as the 'longer' duas. The key to acceptance of a dua of any length is to ensure that we have maintained the prerequisites of supplication mentioned in the Quran and Prophetic words of wisdom, and to pray with a pure intention. If the prayer is fulfilled by Allah (SWT), we should realize that that is what was best for us in this life and the next; if it is deferred to the next world, then we need to accept that what we wanted may have been detrimental for our life in this world and more importantly, our status in the next life. We must accept that after all, Allah (SWT) knows best.