Tag Archives: du’a

Du’a Nisf Sha’ban

There are many acts of worship recommended for the night of mid-Sha’ban by the righteous. Amongst them is the practice in traditional communities to congregate after salat al-maghrib to recite Sūrah Yā-Sīn 3 times with 3 different intentions as follows: (طول العمر) Bestowal of a long and blessed life of complete obedience and utter devotion […]

Wedding Greeting & Marriage Intentions

With the year end marriage season upon us once again, here are two documents for (a) those attending Walima functions and (b) all newly weds (and long married couples!): Wedding Greeting A traditional supplication read at weddings in South India, Sri Lanka and the Far East. Includes a listing of the masha’ikh of the Arusi-Qadiri Sufi path: Marriage Intentions […]

Du’a Al-Tarawih

This is the traditional supplication [du’a] made after the tarawih prayers during the nights of Ramadan in the Arwi region (South India and Sri Lanka). Supplication for the Nights of Ramadan after salat al-tarawih In the name of Allah, the Universally Merciful, the Singularly Compassionate O Allah, make us of those who – perfect our faith […]

Du’a for One’s Parents

Amongst the best of deeds is righteousness with one’s parents [birr al-walidain]. Sayyiduna Ibn Mas’ud reported: I asked, “O Messenger of Allah, which deed is best?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Prayers during their proper times.” I asked, “What is next?” He said, “Righteousness with your two parents.” I said, “What is […]

Du’a for One’s Progeny

Amongst the supplications [ad’iyya, sing. du’a] that are readily accepted by Allah, without any veils, are those by parents for (or against!) their children. Some blessed sayings of our beloved Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, in this regard: Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and him peace, […]