allahumma inni asaluka wal amna wal eemaana fid-dunya wal aakhera
O Allah I ask of You peace & faith in this world and in the hereafter
3. Dua ne'mul badal
Lady Umme Salma was widowed in Madina and in difficulty when she requested the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم for a Dua. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم asked her to recite the following Dua:
(As a consequence of reciting this dua, she became the wife of the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم, when she had no hope of earning respect and a decent living.)
inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’oon, allahummaj’alni farajan wa makhrajan war zuqni khaira min haithu ahtasibu wa min haithu la ahtasib , bi haqqi Muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
We are from Allah & will return to Him. Oh Allah, let my affairs be free from care & make them profitable & give me means of livelihood from my share & from where I have no expectation. For the sake of Muhammad and the Progeny of Muhammad
4.Three short duas from Imam Taqi al Jawad علیه السلام
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 علیه السلام)
i. When Invoking the Tawheed of Allah (swt) every morning and evening:
Praise be to Allah who created us from His Light with His hand and dignified us over His creatures, and made us trustees of His creation and His revelation.
5. Four simple effective quranic duas
- From Imam Jafar Sadiq علیه السلام
Imam Jafar Sadiq (as)had expressed surprise why Momins DO NOT use the 4 simple effective duas available to them when they’re in need
However, there are some preconditions for the dua to be accepted but conditions include:
· Taqwa - Fear of Allah (swt)
· Efforts and Perseverance. Efforts like that of Hajra who ran between the mountains of Safa and Marwah with patience and perseverance in not giving up and continuing to run for seven rounds.
· Conviction and belief that the dua will work and not an attitude of 'what can one line do'.
This will inshallah result in rewards beyond imagination, like the well of zam zam although what Hajira asked for was only a cupful!
i. To Overcome Fear of Authority/Ruler:
There is no god but Thou, glory be to Thee; surely I am of those who make themselves to suffer loss.21:87
iv. Other Issues/Needs:
حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ
Hasbunallahu wa n’emal wakeel
Allah is sufficient for us and most excellent is the Protector.3:173
6. Three short duas from Imam ar Ridha(as)
Reference: Du'as No. 16,19 and 47 from As-Saheefat ar-Radhwaiyyah
i. For seeking well-being and thanking for it
He said that once `Ali b. al-Husayn علیه السلام saw a person doing tawaaf of al-Ka`bah and saying: O God I ask from You the patience (as-Sabr).
The Imam علیه السلام striked his shoulder and said: you have asked for affliction (balaa'), [Instead] say:
O Allah I ask from You well-being, and to be grateful for the well-being.
ii. For seeking richness
From Imam ar-Ridha (as) on the authority of his forefathers who said that the Prophet (saws) said: He who says every day 100 times [the following] will attract richness through it and drive away poverty:
There is no god, except Allah, the Ruler, the Real, the Manifest
iii. Cure from all sorts of pain
Khalid b. al-`Absee has narrated that: `Ali b. Moosaa(as) taught me the following instructing me to teach fellow believers for it works with all sort of pains and aches:
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.
7. RIZQ Dua(sufficient sustenance)
Once the Prophet's (sas) daughter Fatima Zehra (sa)asked the Prophet(saws) for a helper. The Prophet (saws)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 niyyat (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 x Allah o Akbar, 33 x Alhumdolillah and 33 x Subhanallah 8. Salwaat on Sayeda Fatema Zahra (sa)
Recite 580 times for very serious problems.
allahumma salli ‘alaa Fatimata wa abeeha wa b’alihaa wa baneehaa wa sirr-il mustawdi’i feeha bi ‘adadi maa ahata bihi ‘ilmuk
O Allah send blessings on Fatima and her father, her husband and her sons, and by the secret installed in her, which only is in Your knowledge
9. Verse from Sura Yasin for concealing anything from enemy
At the time of Hijrat (emigration), the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم recited the following verses from Sura Yasin, and as a result the enemies that wanted to kill him could not see him even when he escaped from in front of their eyes from Mecca.
Wa ja ‘alna mim bayne Aide him saddawn min khal fe him saddan fa aghshayna 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 [Sura Yasin, Verse 9]
10. Two quranic ayats to be recited after the fajr prayer,
for relief from an apparently hopeless situation (especially financial)
Background: The story of kings precious pearl broken erroneously into 2 pieces by the servant, who recited this dua ( taught by Imam Ali(as) )for fear of punishment and was subsequently asked by King to make 2 pieces himself.! Dua can be used in the difficult economic situation, which may sometimes be self-inflicted.
وَمَن يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُ مَخْرَجًا
Wa Mai Yattaqi Allāha Yaj`al Lahu Makhrajāan
and whoever is careful of (his duty to) Allah, He will make for him an outlet, Allah indeed has appointed a measure for everything. [Sura Talaq, Verses 2, 3]
Wa Yarzuqhu Min Ĥaythu Lā Yaĥtasib Wa Mai Yatawakkal `Alá Allāhi Fahuwa Ĥasbuh 'Inna Allāha Bālighu 'Amrihi Qad Ja`ala Allāhu Likulli Shay'in Qadrāa
and give him sustenance from whence he thinks not; and whoever trusts in Allah, He is sufficient for him; surely Allah attains His purpose; Allah indeed has appointed a measure for everything. [Sura Talaq, Verses 2, 3]
11. Dua ya man yaqbalul yasīra
A young man was on his deathbed when the Holy Prophet (as) came, sat near him, and told him to recite two Kalimas (Shahadatain). But the youth could not speak. The Holy Prophet (as) enquired if his mother was present? A woman sitting near his head said, “Yes, I am his mother.”
The Holy Prophet (sas) asked, “ Are your displeased with him ?”
‘Yes, O Prophet, we have not spoken to each other since the last six years.’
The Holy Prophet (sas) 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(sas) 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 صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم told him to recite the following Dua:
Ya man Yaqbalul yasīra wa y’afo ‘Anil Kathīra Iqbal minnil Yasīra Wa ‘Āfo ‘Annil Kathīr innaka antal gahfoorror Rahim
O He who accepts little & forgives much, accept the little from me and forgive the high number of sins as you are the best of Forgivers and Merciful
12. Two SHORT DUAS to be recited daily from BY LADY KHADIJA(sa)
It is mentioned that even if the following are recited once daily, God becomes the caretaker of his affairs. Sayyed Ibn Tawus, in his book Mehaj-ud-Dawaat, has narrated these two duas that are so comprehensive that they encompass solutions to all of our problems:
he said: Allamah Taqi, Sayyid Mirza Hasan bn Sayyid Mirza Ali Agha Shirazi told me of the following supplication, he mentioned that it was from the proof (may Allah hasten his relief) and some pious scholars has also narrated it. He said: you recite it after every day compulsory prayers and at any other time, it suffices you in your important requests and makes you reach your goal.
O' He when the affairs has become difficult He opens ways we didn't imagine, so send Your blessing on Muhammad and on the family of Muhammad, open ways out of my difficulties that I didn't imagine, O' the Most Merciful of the merciful.
At Tuh’fatur Razawiyyah: 114
14. Seeking Wellness
اللهم إني أَسْأَلُكَ العَفْوَ والعَافِيَةَ والمُعَافَاةَ في الدُنْيا والآخِرَةْ .
Allhumma Inni Asaloka Al Afwa wal Afiyata walmuafata fiddunya wal akhira
O Allah I ask you for Wellbeig in this word and the next
15.THREE MAGNIFICENT Supplicatory WORDS
These words are reported to have been said by our master, Imam `Ali ibn Abi-Talib (`a) in the form of whispered prayer (munajat):