In Islam, duʿāʾ (Arabic: دُعَاء, plural: ʾadʿiyah أدْعِيَة), literally meaning "invocation", is an act of supplication. The term is derived from an Arabic word meaning to 'call out' or to 'summon', and Muslims regard this as a profound act of worship.
Willpower can be strengthened by strong decision and continuous training to avoid desires and do good which goes against our desires. Fasting, Performing Wudhu during cold weather, Performing Night Prayer, Performing Fajr Prayer on time are few examples of the practical ways to strengthen willpower. In general, willpower needs training to be stronger whenever we have options of either to follow our desires or our intellect.
There are many Du'as in this regard e.g. Du'a Kumail (QAWWI ALA KHIDMATIKA JAWARIHI WASHDOD ALAL AZEEMATI JAWANIHI
قَوِّ على خدمتك جوارحي واشدُد على العزيمة جوانحي
Yes it is permissible to recite Du'a and mention the name of Allah everywhere. We have a Hadeeth stating that Prophet Musa asked Allah: Can I mention your name when I am in a place where I feel ashamed to do so? Allah replied: O Musa, mention my name everywhere.
It is recommend to recite Sura Al-Qadr during performing Wudhu where ever you perform Wudhu.
Predestined matters are things which human beings have no option at all in it e.g. your parents, your place of birth, your skin color, your height etc.
Marriage is not predestined because it must have your own option and approval not be valid. Man and woman choose and decide whom they marry and accordingly they meet the results of their own decision.
You can pray to Allah (SWT) to make a specific person good for being your spouse. Allah (SWT) knows everything including the unseen and the future, and He grants whatever is good according to the reality and not necessarily as we think and imagine. Many things we wish and seek from Allah, can be harmful in the future, that is we should always submit to the Will, Wisdom and Mercy of Allah in seeking from Him. We should seek from Him to grant us whatever He knows good for us, not what we think good.
Not at all.
Oppressed are victims and no victim will be punished in any way. The oppressors are responsible and they and their supporters are entitled to see the bad results of their oppression.
Yes, it will be answered with out any doubt whether you recite in Arabic text or read the translation. Allah (SWT) knows our intentions and needs and He listens to every sincere believer who supplicates and seeks from him.
Quran is from Allah (SWT) and Du'a is from the Prophet (SAWA) and Ahlul Bayt (AS) and it is in Arabic for every Muslim to recite and supplicate whether he knows the exact meanings or not. There is no doubt that it is accepted by Allah (SWT).
Allah (SWT) has promised in Quran to respond to the supplications (Your Lord said: Supplicate to me, I will respond to you). (Sura 40, Verse 60).
No supplication can go with out respond as far as it is for a permissible cause. The point is : When is the time that we see the response of our supplications?
We want to see it soon because we don't know the future and we think that it is good for us now, but Allah (SWT) knows everything including the future and the results which will happen if we get what we supplicated for. He knows that some wishes can be harmful under certain circumstances, that is why He does not grant it in the wrong time because He does not want to harm us. Some of our wishes can be delayed to be fulfilled for long time till Allah (SWT) knows the time when it will not be harmful for us to get it. Some wishes can be harmful for us all our life, so, Allah (SWT) grants us His response in the hereafter with great reward and ample bounties. Hadeeth says that when the believer sees the response of his supplications in Paradise, he will wish all his supplications should have been postponed till hereafter.
Believer should continue supplicating all the time and under every circumstance, with full confidence that Allah (SWT) will definitely respond and grant him the best in the suitable time which is known to Allah (SWT).
When the authentic teaching from the Prophet (SAWA) or Ahlul Bayt (AS) tells us to repeat reciting something, it means that we need to keep on focusing and concentrating on the meanings of it again and again because it will elevate our spiritual benefits as well as increase our reward and blessings. All the teachings of Islam are based on our benefit. Similarly, repeating certain Dhikr or Du'a is for the same aim of benefiting us through repeating which makes us concentrate more on the great meanings of what we recite.
It is permissible for you to recite supplications in English, if you wish. Of course, the ideal would be for you to recite them in their original language, as has been transmitted to us from the Ma'sumeen (a.s.), and memorising what you are able to. Along with this, you are able to look up the meanings, and the bonus for doing this is you are picking up wider vocabulary in Arabic language as well.
With prayers for your success.
Real Muslim prays for the good for every one. We should pray for those wronged us and did injustice on us to be guided to the truth and to leave wrong way to the right way.
'We don't curse any believer. We only curse the enemies of Allah (SWT), the Prophet (SAWA) and Ahlul Bayt (AS) who are in fact the enemies of mankind.
Du’a al-Iftitah is one of the most important supplications narrated from Ahlul Bayt (AS). Our great scholars and pious believers recite it during the month of Ramadan.
1. It has been narrated in Kitab al-Tahtheeb by al-Shaikh al-Toosi in the Du’as of Month of Ramadhan, Hadeeth number 38 as a Saheeh narration from Ali ibn Ri’aab from Imam Musa ibn Jafar (AS).
2. It has been narrated also in al-Shaikh al-Toosi in his well known book Al-Misbaah ( Misbaah al-Mutahajjid).
3. Ibn Tawoos narrated Du’a al-Iftitah in his book al-Iqbaal from Kitab Abi Qurrah narrated from Muhammad Ibn Uthman the second Safeer of Imam Al-Mahdi (AS).
4. Ibn Tawoos narrated this Du’a in his book Muhammad al-Da’awaat from Imam Musa Ibn Jafar (AS).
5. The content and the structure of the words of the Du’a is a very clear evidence that it has come from the Infallible Imams (AS).
Quranic Du'a after Salawaat:
RABBANA HAB LANA MIN AZWAAJINA WA THURRIYATINA QURRATA A'YUN.
ربنا هب لنا ٬ترى أزواجنا وذرياتنا قرة أعين
RABBI LA TATHARNI FARDAN WA ANTA KHAIRUL WARITHEEN.
رب لا تذرني فردا وأنت ]بإي الوارثين
The issue of over-analysing a specific scenario, or becoming scrupulous in matters of religion is not something new, and does unfortunately affect some people.
If it is not tended to in its early stages, then it can only be cured by psychological help or medical treatment.
If it is issues related to taharah/najasah, then you need to re-program yourself and corretly learn the ahkam, emphasising on the pleasure and spiritual benefit of 'ibadah, and not that it should be straining or negative.
I would recommend watching this short presentation I gave a few years ago:
You can recite this dua:
أعوذ بالله القوي، من الشيطان الغوي، وأعوذ بمحمد الرضي من شر ما قدر وقضي، وأعوذ برب الناس من شر الجنة والناس أجمعين، وسلم، تكف مؤونة إبليس والشياطين معه ولو أنهم كلهم أبالسة مثله
Also, it is recommended to eat pomegranate, as hadiths say it removes waswasah, piece by piece, and in the morning before breakfast.
With prayers for your success.