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24 August 2017

Du’as for the Month of Dhul Hijjah

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The month of Dhul Hijjah is a blessed time in which we remember the various sacrifices and struggles of Prophet Ibrahim (as), Ismail (as) and Hajar (as) - amongst many others - through the rites and rituals of Hajj and Qurbani (Udhiyah).

During this holy month, there are many blessed opportunities to seek forgiveness, guidance and protection from Allah (swt). So, follow our du’a guide and make the best of this sacred time of the Islamic calendar, insha’Allah. 

On the Day of ‘Arafah

Prophet Muhammad (saw) said: "The best du’a is the du’a on the Day of ‘Arafah, and the best thing that I and the prophets before me said is:

لَا إِلهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَ حُدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ الُمُاُكُ ولَهُ الحَمُدُ وَ هُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيءٍ قَدِيرٌ

Lā ilāha illallāh, waḥ dahu lā shareeka lah, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa huwa ‘alā kulli shay-in qadeer

'There is nothing that deserves to be worshipped except Allah, He is Alone and has no partner, to Him belongs the dominion and to Him belongs all praise, and He is All-Powerful over all things.'" (Tirmidhi)

At morning and night

The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: "He who recites in the morning and in the evening the [following] statement one hundred times, will not be surpassed on the Day of Resurrection by anyone with better deeds than one who utters the same words or utters more of these words:

سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ وَ بِحَمْدِهِ

Subḥan-Allahi wa biḥamdihi

'Glory to Allah and praise Him.'" (Muslim)

When seeking guidance

The Messenger of Allah (saw) said:

اللّهُمَّ رَبَّ جِبْرَائِيلَ وَ مِيكَائِيلَ وَ إِسْرَفِيلَ , فَاطِرَ السَّمَوَاتِ وَ الأَرْضِ , عَالِمَ الْغَيْبِ وَ الشَّهَادَهِ , أنْتَ تَحْكُمُ بَيْنَ عِبَادِك فِيمَا كَانُوا فِيهِ يَخْتَلِفُونَ , اهْدِنِي لِمَا اخْتُلِفَ فِيهِ مِنَ الْحَقَّ بِإِذنِك إنَّك , تَهْدِي مَنَ تَشَاءُ إِلَى صِرَاطٍ مُسْتَقِيم

Allāhumma rabba Jibreela wa Mikā’eela wa Isrāfeel, fātir-as samawāti wal-ard, ‘ālim al-ghaybi wash-shahādah, anta takumu bayna ‘ibādika fi ma kānu fihi yukhtalifoon, ihdini limakhtulifa fihi min al-haqq bi idhnika, innaka tahdi man tasha’u ila sirātin mustaqeem

'O Allah, Lord of Jibraeel, Mikael and Israfeel, You are the Originator of the heavens and the earth, the One who has all knowledge of the unseen and what is visible. You judge between Your worshippers in what they differ, guide me to the truth by Your permission in what they differ, indeed You are the One who guides to the Straight Path.' (Muslim)

When asking forgiveness

The Prophet (saw) said: "Indeed the major supplication for forgiveness is:

اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبَّي , لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ , خَلَقْتَنِي , وَ أَنَا عَبْدُكَ , وَ أَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَ وَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ , أَعُذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرَّ مَا صَنَعْتُ , أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِذَنْبِي وَ أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ , فَاغْفِرْ لِي فَإِنَّهُ لا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلا أَنْتَ

Allāhumma anta rabbee, lā ilaha illa anta, khalaqtanee, wa ana ‘abduka, wa ana ‘ala ‘ahdika wa wa’dika mastata’tu, a’oodhu bika min sharri ma sana’tu, aboo’u laka bi dhambee wa aboo’u laka be ni’matika a’layya, faghfirlee fa innahu la yaghfiru adh-dhunooba illa anta

'O Allah You are my Lord, there is none worthy of worship except You, You created me and I am Your slave and I abide by Your covenant and promise as best as I can, I seek refuge in You from the evil that I have committed, I profess to you my sins and I acknowledge Your favour upon me, so forgive me, for verily no one forgives sins except You.'

So whoever says this with certainty when the morning arrives and dies during that day before evening, then he is from the people of Paradise and whoever says it with certainty in the evening, and dies before the morning, then he is from the people of Paradise." (Bukhari; Tirmidhi)

When seeking protection from harm

The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: "He who recites three times every morning and evening, then nothing will harm him:

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الَّذِيِ لا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيْءُ فِيِ الأرضِ وَ لاَ فِي السَّمَآءِ , وَ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ

Bismillahil-ladhi la yadurru ma `as-mihi shai’un fil-ardi wa la fis-sama’i, wa huwas-sami`ul-`aleem

'In the Name of Allah with Whose Name there is protection against every kind of harm in the earth or in the heaven, and He is the All-Hearing and All-Knowing.'" (Tirmidhi)

When seeking blessings

Allah (swt) tells us in the Holy Qur’an:

رَبَّنَآءَ اتِنَا فيِ الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَ فيِ ألْأَخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَ قِنَا عَذَابَ أْلنَّرِ

Rabbana atina fid-dunya hassanatan wa fil ākihirati hassanatan waqina ‘adhāban-nār

‘Our Lord, give us in this world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter [that which is] good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.’ (2:201)

Whether you’re going to the holy city of Makkah to perform Hajj or spending the Qurbani period at home, from everyone at Muslim Hands we’d like to wish you a Happy Eid al-Adha and a blessed Dhul Hijjah!


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