In the name of Allah, the Beneficient, the Merciful

We praise Allah, the Most High, Most Great, and pray for Allah’s blessings upon His noble Prophet.


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All praise is for Allah, Whose compassion is all-encompassing, Whose mercy is universal- the One Who rewards His servants by His remembrance when they remember Him. For Allah, Most High, has said: “So remember Me, I will remember you.” And He awakens in His servants the desire to ask and supplicate to Him, with His command: “Ask of Me, I will answer you.” And He has made His servants desirous of raising their needs unto Him, with His saying: “Truly I am near- I answer the call of the caller when he calls upon Me.” And we bear witness that there is no god except Allah, the One Who has no partners, and we bear witness that our master and guide, Muhammad is His servant and messenger and the master of all His messengers. Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his family and his companions, the best of companions.  

Truly the remembrance (dhikr) of Allah and raising one’s needs up to him is the best form of worship that can be uttered by the tongue after the recitation of the Qur’aan. The Prophet said: “No people sit and remember Allah except that the angels surround them and mercy encompasses them and tranquility descends upon them and Allah mentions them among those who are with Him.” And he also said: “The likeness of the one who remembers his Lord and the one who does not remember is like life and death.” Also, “Du’aa (supplication) is the core of all worship.” Also, “There is no thing more noble-seeming to Allah than du’aa.” Again, he said: “Truly du’aa affects that (situation) which has occurred and that which is yet to occur. So engage yourselves, O servants of Allah, with du’aa.”  Finally, he said: “Whoever does not ask anything of Allah, He becomes angry with him.” And Allah, Most High, has said:

“O you who believe! Remember Allah with much remembrance and glorify and praise Him in the morning and the evening.”

In light of these verses and traditions of the Prophet , this booklet has been developed to provide a selected set of supplications which are to be read at various times during the day and night. These remembrances (dhikr) and supplications (du’aa) have been extracted from various narrations of the Prophet , some of which are given in English below the du’aa itself- most can be found in the hadeeth collection of Mishkât-ul-Masâbîh. The idea of this collection is that every child should be able to memorize these short prayers and then recite them consistently as they go about their daily lives. By bringing such remembrance of Allah into our lives, we will insha Allah be granted those rewards which Allah and His Prophet  have promised us for keeping Allah’s remembrance. There are many general etiquettes of supplication which are not described in this booklet but insha Allah will be discussed as appropriate. This booklet also includes only those du’aa which are not directly connected with the salaat.

 Any corrections or suggestions should kindly be forwarded to the publisher.

 Nadeem Abdul Hamid


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