Tag Archives: supplication

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 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, […]

Du’a for Host

It is from the Prophetic tradition [sunnah] and spiritual propriety [adab] to supplicate for the host when one has been rendered hospitality in any way, shape or form. In the Arwi region, the following supplication [du’a] is traditionally recited at the end of a meal to thank the host. This is done to emulate the […]

Recital after Supplication

It is from the Arusi-Qadiri practice to recite the following couplets after du’a or supplication: wa bi-hamdika yâ qayyûmu-khtim bi-l khairi lanâ kullan wa-atim na’mâka ‘alaynâ thumma adim luqyâka bi-firdawsi-r raghadî (x3) وَبِحَمْدِكَ يَا قُيُّوْمُ اخْتِمْ بِالْخَيْرِ لَنَا كـُلًّا وَّاَتِمْ نَعْمَاكَ عَلَيْنَا ثُمَّ اَدِمْ لُقْيَاكَ بِفِرْدَوْسِ الرَّغَدِ salawâtu-Llâhi ‘ala-l mahdi al-hâdi-l khalqi ila-r rushdi salawâtu-Llâhi […]