Allahumma inni 'abduka, ibnu 'abdika, ibnu amatika, naasiyati biyadika, maadhin fiyya hukumuka, 'adhlun fiyya qadha'uka asaluka bi kulli ismin huwa laka, sammaita bihi nafsaka, aw an-zaltahu fi kitabika, aw 'allamtahu ahadan min khalqika, awista'tharta bihi fi 'ilmil-ghaibi 'indaka, an taj'alal-Qur'ana Rabbi'a qalbi, wa nura sadri, wa jalaa'a huzni, wa dhahaba hammi
Oh Allah, I am Your servant, the son of Your servant, the son of your
maid-servant, and entirely at Your service. You hold me by my forelock. Your
Decree is what controls me, and Your Commands to me are just. I beseech You by
every one of Your Names, those which You use to refer to Yourself, or have
revealed in Your Book, or have taught to any one of Your creation, or have
chosen to keep hidden with You in the Unseen, to make the Qur’an Al-Karim the
springtime of my heart, the light of my eyes, the departure of my grief, and the
vanishing of my affliction and my sorrow.
[Ahmad 1:391, ibn Hibban]
The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, there is no-one who is afflicted by distress and grief, and says (the above), but Allah will take away his distress and grief, and replace it with joy." He was asked: "O Messenger of Allah, should we learn this?" He said: "Of course; everyone who hears it should learn it
لا إلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ الْعَظِيمُ الْحَلِيمُ ، لا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمُ ، لا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ رَبُّ السَّموَاتِ وَ رَبُّ الأَرْضِ وَرَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْكَرِيمُ
La ilaha ilAllah al-‘Adheem al-Haleem, la ilaha ilAllah Rabb al-Arsh al-‘adheem, la ilaha ilAllah Rabb as-Samawat wa Rabb al-Ard wa Rabb al-Arsh al-Kareem
There is no god but Allah, the All-Powerful, the Forbearing; there is no god but Allah, Lord of the mighty Throne; there is no god but Allah, Lord of heaven, Lord of earth, and Lord of the noble Throne.
[Sahih al-Bukhari, 8/154, Muslim, 4/2092] Ibn Abbas (ra) reported that when the Prophet (saws) felt distressed he would say (the above)
O Ever-Living, O Eternal, by Your Mercy I seek help.
[Sahih al-Hakim 1/545, Sahih al-Jami 4791, at-Tirmidhi - Sahih] Anas (ra) reported that when the Prophet (saws) was distressed by something, he would say (the above)
اللَّهُ اللَّهُ رَبِّي لا أُشْرِكُ بِهِ شَيْئًا
Allah Allah rabbi la ushriku bihi shay’an
Allah Allah is my Lord, I do not associate anything with Him
[abu Dawud, 2/87, Sahih anb Majah 2/335] Asma bint ‘Umayr (ra) said: "The Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said to me: ‘Shall I not teach you some words which you can say at times of distress?
Another narration says that these words should be said 7 times.
inni 'a'udhubika minal hammi walhuzni Wal'ajzi walkasali walbukhli
waljubni, Wa dal'id-daiyni wa ghalabatir-rajal
Oh Allah, I seek refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness,
miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being over powered by
[sahih al-Bukhari 7:158, Al-Asqalani - Fath al-Bari 11:173] said in times of worry and grief
Glory to Allah, the Holy, the King, Lord of the angels and of Gabriel. Your power and glory encompass the heavens and the earth [Fiqh as-Sunnah]
Bara' b. Azib (radiAllahu anhu) reported that a man complained to the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) about fear and depression. The Prophet said to him, 'Say (the above). The man said these words and Allah healed him of his depression and fear.
حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَ نِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ
hasbunal-lahu wa ni'mal
Allah is sufficient for us and
the Best of those on whom to depend [sahih al Bukhari 5:172]
When frightened or meet an adversary or powerful ruler
arju falaa takilni illa nafsi tarfata 'aiinan, wa as-ih-li sha'ni kuulahu, la
illaha illa anta
O Allah, I hope for Your Mercy. Do not leave me to myself even for the
blinking of an eye. Correct all of my affairs for me. There is none worthy of
worship but You
[Abu Dawud 4/324, Ahmad 5/42] Supplication during times of distress and anguish
Allahumma la sahla illa ma
ja'altu sahla, wa 'anta taj-alul hazna idha shi'ta sahla
O Allah, there is nothing easy
except what You make easy, and You make the difficult easy if it be Your Will. [Ibn Hibban, ibn as-Sunni]
When confronted with a difficult situation
La ilaha illa Anta subhanaka, inni kuntu minadh-dhalimeen
There is no god but You, You are Glorified, I was indeed the wrongdoer
[at-Tirmidhi] Sa'd ibn Waqas (radiAllahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (salAllahu allayhi wasalam) said, "The supplication made by the Companion of the Fish (Prophet Yunus (as)) in the belly of the fish was (the above). If any Muslim supplicates in these words, his supplication will be accepted."
In another report we read, "I know words that will cause Allah to remove one's distress. These are the words (of supplication) of my brother Yunus, peace be upon him"
Rabbanna la tu'a-khidhna in-nasina aw akh-ta'na, Rabbanna wa
la tahmil 'alayna isran kama hamaltahu 'ala-lladhina min qablina, Rab-bana wa la
tuhammilna ma la taqata lana bih, wa-'fu 'anna waghfirlana warhamna anta
Maulana fansurna 'alal-qawmil kaafirin.
"Our Lord! do
not punish us if we forget or make mistake; Our Lord! do not lay on us a burden
as Thou didst lay on those before us; Our Lord! do not impose upon us that which
we have not the strength to bear; and pardon us and grant us protection and have
mercy on us, Thou art our Patron, so help us against the unbelieving people."
[surah al Baqarah; 2:286]
"Rabbana 'alaika tawakkalna wa ilaika anabna wa ilaikal-masir. Rabbana
la taj'alna fitnatan li-lladhina kafaru waghfir lana Rabbana innaka Antal
"Our Lord! on Thee do we rely, and to Thee do
we turn, and to Thee is the eventual coming. Our Lord! do not make us a trial
for those, who disbelieve, and forgive us, Our Lord! surely Thou are the Mighty,
the Wise." [surah al-Saff; 60:4-5]
اله الحق سبحنك لا اله اله غيرك اغفرلى ذنبى
واصلح لى عملى انك تغفر الذنوب لمن تشآء و انت الغفور الرحيم
illahil Haqqi Subhanaka la
ilaha ghairuka ighfir li dhanbi wa aslih-li 'amali, innaka taghfir-udh-dhuubaka
liman tashaa'u wa Anta-GhafururRaheem
O True God, Glory be to You,
there is no God but You, forgive my sins, and direct my actions aright, for You
Pardon the sins of any one You please, and You are the Forgiving, the Merciful
"Rabbana atina min ladunka rahmatan wa hayyi' lana min amrina
"Our Lord! give us mercy from Thy presence, and shape for us right conduct in
our plight." [surah al Kahf 18: 10]
Allahumma inni a'udhu bika minal-barasi, wal-jununi, wal-judhami, wa sayyi'il-asqami'
O Allah! I seek refuge in You from leucoderma, insanity, leprosy and evil diseases [abu Dawud, #8/1549] Anas (ra) reported that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) used to supplicate (the above)
اللهم انى اسئلك فرجا قريبا وصبرا اجميلا ورزقا و
اسعا و العافية من جميع البلآء و اسئلك تمام العافية و اسئلك دوام العافية واسئلك
الشكر على العافية و اسئلك الغنى عن الناس و ا حول و لا قوة الا با لله العلى
Allahumma inni as'aluka
farajan qariban, wa sabran jameelan, wa rizqan wasi'an, wal 'afiyata min
jami'il-bala'i, wa as'aluka tammamal-'afiyati wa as'aluka dawamal-'afiyati, wa
as'aluka-sh-shukha'alal 'afiyati, wa as'alukal-ghina 'anin-naasi, wa la hawla wa
la quwwata illa billahil 'aliyyil-adhim.
O Allah, I ask You of immediate
prosperity, and beautiful patience against misery and affliction, and abundance
in sustenance, and peace from all misfortunes; and I also ask You for perfect
and perpetual peace of mind, and I ask You to enable me to give thanks for
granting me peace, and I ask You (to make me prosperous enough) to be needless
of other people, and I cannot be saved (from sins) nor have I power (for good
deeds), but by the help of Allah, the Sublime, the Great.
Invocations for visiting the sick
لا بَأسَ طَهُورٌ إِنْ شَاءَ اللّهُ
La ba'sa tahuroon insha'Allah
(Do not worry, it will be a purification (for you), God Willing) [Sahih al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani - Fath al-Bari 10/118]
Allahumma adhhibal-bas, Rabb-annaas, ishfi wa Anatal Shaafi, la shifaa' 'illa Shiaa'uk, Shifa'al la youghadiru saqama
O Allah, Remove the Hardship, Oh Lord of Mankind, Grant cure, for You are the Healer, There is not Cure but from You, cure which leaves no illness behind
(while patting the sick person, recite)
Allahumma bi-Ilmikal ghaiba wa qudratika 'alal-khalqi 'ahyini ma 'alimtal-hayaata khairan li, wa tawaffan idza'alimtal-wafata khairan li. Allahumma as'aluka khashyataka Fī al-ghaybi wa ash-shahādati, wa as'aluka Kalimata Al-haqqi fī ar-riđā, wa al-ghađabi wa as'aluka Al-Qaşda Fī al-Faqri wa al-ghiná, Wa as'aluka na`īmāan Lā Yanfadu Wa 'As'aluka Qurrata `Aynin Lā Tanqaţi`u, wa as'aluka Ar-Riđā'a Ba`da Al-Qađā'i, wa as'aluka Barda al-ayshi Ba`da Al-Mawti, Wa as'aluka ladhdhata An-Nažari 'Ilá Wajhika wa ash-shawqa Ilá Liqā'ika Fī ghayri Đarrā'a Muđirratin Wa Lā fitnatin muđillatin
Our Lord, by Your Knowledge of the Unseen, and by Your Power
over Your creation, grant me life so long as You know life to hold good for me,
and grant me death when You know death to hold good for me. O Lord, I ask You to make me fear You in secret and in the open, I ask You to make me speak sincerely (the truth) at times of contentment and at times of anger, I ask You to make me be moderate (frugality) in poverty and in wealth, I ask You for a blessing that does not end, contentment that never ceases, and for acceptance of Your decree. I ask You for a good life after death, and I ask You for the joy of looking upon Your face and the longing to meet You, with no harmful adversity or misleading trial (fitnah).
[al-Nisa’i in al-Sunan, 3/55; al-Hakim, Sahih al-Jaami, 1301]
اللهم لا تجعلني بدعائك شقيا ، وكن بي رؤوفا
رحيما يا خير المسئولين ويا خير المعطين
O Lord! Do not make me one of the damned, but be Merciful and Compassionate
towards me, O the Finest of those Petitioned and the Finest of