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.
Yes, it is right to pray two Rak'ats of Salaah for the sake of Allah (SWT) supplicating to Allah (SWT) to fulfill your difficulty and grant your need.
It is just like Fajr Salaah but it is not obligatory.
There are multiple supplications which are known to provide the blessing of sustenance/الرزق. However, amongst the most distinguished of these supplications is the dua that is highly recommended to be recited after Ishaa prayer; تعقيب صلاة العشاء
Abeed Ibn Zurara narrates that he was in the company of Imam Jafar Asadiq (a.s) while a poor man complained to the Imam (a.s) about his bad financial status and for a solution out of it. The Imam (a.s) replied "If you have completed your Ishaa prayer then say "O Allah! Verily, I lack acquaintance with the place of my sustenance; rather, I am seeking it owing to ideas that come upon my mind. I consequently wander in places searching for it. By doing such, I am as confused as the confounded, since I do not know whether my sustenance lies in a plain, on a mountain, on the ground, in the air, on lands, in seas, at whose hands, or who the source of it is. I have full knowledge that You know all these, the causes of them are in Your Hands, and it is You Who distribute it out of Your compassion and cause it out of Your mercy. O Allah, please send blessings to Muhammad and his Household and make, O Lord, Your sustenance that is provided (by You) to me expansive, my seeking for it easy for me, and its source close to me. Please, do not fatigue me by seeking that which You have not decided for me to take, because You are certainly in no need for tormenting me while I am in full need for Your mercy. [Please] send blessings upon Muhammad and his Household and confer liberally upon me, Your slave, out of Your graciousness. You are surely the Lord of great favor.”
اللهم إنه ليس لي علم بموضع رزقي، وإنما أطلبه بخطرات تخطر على قلبي فأجول في طلبه البلدان، فأنا فيما أنا طالب كالحيران، لا أدري أفي سهل هو أم في جبل أم في أرض، أم في سماء أم في بر أم في بحر، وعلى يدي من ومن قبل من؟ وقد علمت أن علمه عندك وأسبابه بيدك، وأنت تقسمه بلطفك وتسببه برحمتك، اللهم فصل على محمد وآله، واجعل يا رب رزقك لي واسعا، ومطلبه سهلا، ومأخذه قريبا، ولا تعنتني بطلب ما لم تقدر لي فيه رزقا، فإنك غني عن عذابي، وأنا فقير إلى رحمتك، فصل على محمد وآل محمد، وجد على عبدك بفضلك، إنك ذو فضل عظيم
Abeed Ibn Zurara concludes the narration by stating that not too much time passed until this same poor man became blessed with sustenance.
Of course it's important to note that one condition for this dua or any to be answered- is to have genuine faith in Allah (swt) and to satisfy His requests first before expecting Him to satisfy ours.
Hadith: Bihar Anwar V 83 Pg 124
Thank you for your question. Allah is all-Forgiving and all-Merciful so there is no set limit to the amount of times He will forgive a sin, especially if the one who is seeking forgiveness is sincere. One of the signs of the acceptance of forgiveness can be seen in a real change in a person.
May you always be successful.
No doubt that Lady Fatima Bint Asad was a great lady with high degree of Iman and dedication to Allah (SWT) and she was always supplicating to Allah (SWT). DU'A from her to Allah has great importance because of her sincerity which is very rare among people. Her DU'A is effective because of her great state of Iman and we can not expect same effect with Du'a from others.
There are certain narrations that say whenever you place out your hands and supplicate to Almighty God, when you finish you should wipe your face and head with your hands.
I have come across a tradition that says the reason for this is because angels receive the dua from your palms.
However, when it comes to Qunut, in your daily Wajib prayers, some Fuqaha deem it as makruh, and therefore it is best not to wife your face with your hands after Qunut, in faridhah prayers.
There is a recommendation for you to do this in Nafilah prayers.
Please refer to the view of your Marja' taqleed.
And Allah knows best.
Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).
The emotional toll and challenges faced by both the diagnosed, as well as by those that interact with them on a daily basis, are enormous. The ensuing fluctuating moods associated with the illness can often lead to dysfunctional and fractured relationships.
However, Bipolar disorder is still a manageable illness and diagnosed individuals, given the proper medical and psychological intervention, can definitely lead a functional and satisfying life.
The important role that Divine Intervention also plays in true healing must never be undermined. Without a doubt, true healing or "shifa" occurs more completely and efficiently when one couples medicine "dawa" with worship "dua".
It is imperative to note that this is a lifelong illness that requires constant adjustment and treatment. There are no quick solutions. Rather, correcting dysfunctional behaviour and patterns is an on-going and often trail-and-error process.
Thus, if a loved one has expressed an inability to tolerate the way we react and behave, and has, in fact, chosen to leave due to the difficulty this poses in the relationship, then true resolution and reconciliation can only occur if we make a commitment to changing the said behaviours by first obtaining the proper medical assistance.
The issue in hand requires a long term, life-sustaining solution. Simply bringing back the spouse does not solve the issues that made them leave in the first place. Rather, a focus on managing the symptoms of the illness, itself, will have more tangible results and may lead to a changed atmosphere that would be more conducive to them returning.
First, it is important to have a proper, medical diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder by a medical practitioner who specializes in mental illness. Second, it is crucial to learn about the symptoms and treatment options. Be well-versed with the illness and become a full participant in your treatment so that you can make informed choices. This will not only help to manage your symptoms more efficiently but will indicate to your spouse that you are committed to becoming a more mood-regulated partner.
Take your medication regularly, whether you feel it is working or not. This also helps convey to your loved ones that you are making an active effort to manage your symptoms.
Du'a e Yastasheer and Du'a e Mashlool are highly powerful and recommended duas for those who struggle with mental illness.
Ibna tawus in his book Muhaj al Dawat and Kafami in his book Misbah narrate dua'a Yastasheer on the authority of Imam Ali ibna abi Talib (a.s) who learned it from the Holy Prophet (saww). It is said that "the sound of this dua'a moves to and around the arsh, its direct destination. It cures sickness and disperses sorrow, it cures insanity if recited before a mad man."
Dua Mashlool, also known as "supplication of the youth stricken for his sin," is also quoted from the work of Kaf-ami and from Muhaj al Da-wat by Sayyid ibn tawus.
Recite this dua'a after Isha salat, especially on Fridays. "It brings countless blessings. All your legitimate desires will be fulfilled. It drives away poverty and sickness. Sins are for given. Debts are cleared. Enemies become friends. Domestic affairs are set aright. Disputes are settled in your favour. Prisoners are set free and mental worries disappear. Prosperity, sound mind and healthy body stand by you at all times".
Managing bipolar disorder starts with proper treatment, including medication and psychotherapy. Be patient; it takes time to find to find the correct treatment.
Know your triggers (stress, financial difficulties, arguments, seasonal changes, lack of sleep, too much caffeine, missing medications) Learn how to relax and monitor yourself to ascertain what effectively helps you to regulate your moods.
It is extremely important to build and keep a strong support system. Never allow yourself to isolate from others; it may be very beneficial to join a support group and to also build new relationships. Take a class, join a group, volunteer, attend events at your Islamic centre.
Engage in a firm commitment to regulating your mood-swings. Using proper medication, psychotherapy, learning more functional ways of interacting and beseeching to Allah swt will put you in an optimum position for reaching out to your spouse for a reconciliation. Commit to join couples therapy and encourage your spouse to join a support group so that they can also learn more functional ways of dealing with your mood-fluctuations.
Do recite Dua Tawasul and ask the 14 Masumeen (a.s) to intercede and to assist you with the task ahead.
For a list of websites, resources and medical organizations that offer specialized care for bipolar disorder in specific cities around the world, visit:
May Allah swt bless you with healing and health, reconcile you with your loved ones and grant you the towfiqaat to deal with your illness with steadfast faith and patience. Ilaahi ameen
as salam alaikum
apart from the general books of ahadith, some contemporary scholars have authored specific compilations like "Nahj al-Fasahah" by Abul-Qasim Payandeh and "Sunan al-Nabi" by Allamah Tabataba'i.
Amongst early collections, the "Musnad al-Imam al-Kazim" and the "Sahifah al-Imam al-Rida", reports most of their ahadith on the authority of the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him and his family.
With prayers for your success.
1. Repeating Estighfaar day and night, especially during Sojood and when are away from people.
2. Being busy in Du'a and Tasbeeh and Quran between Fajr and sunrise.
3. Seeking from Allah (SWT) near your parents and requesting their Du'a for you. If they are dead then near their graves.
4. Reciting Sura Yaseen every morning and Sura Al-Waqi'ah every night.
5. Seeking the Shafa'ah from Ahlul Bayt (AS).
as salam alaikum
one of the best books of du'as is "al-Sahifah al-Sajjadiyyah" by Imam Zayn al-'Abidin, peace be upon him. Depending on your state and situation, you may choose a du'a from it to get close to Allah.
With prayers for your success.
In Usul al-Kafi Vol. 1 (available from WOFIS in Iran), Imam 'Ali (as) explains that the decree is not finalised until the actual moment that it is brought into existence. Up until that time, there is room for the decree to be changed, or withheld. It is a key teaching from the Ahl al-Bayt (as) that you can have a living and dynamic relationship with Allah (swt) and that du'a, as well as other actions, can alter what is decreed. I know of the expression in the Middle East where they say 'the name of your spouse is written on your forehead', which sounds like an unchangeable destiny, but through du'a you may change that name.
Yes. Du'a can change many things in our life and make it much better. Du'a can make you marry a better person and can make your life happier. Many destined things can be changed by Du'a and good deeds or can be worsened by bad deeds.
www.duas.org has many for this. 'La hawla wa la quwwata 'illa billah' x 100 every day is good. There is also a powerful du'a from this website, as follows:
يَا قَاهِرُ يَا قَهَّارُ يَا ذَا الْبَطْشِ الشَّدِيْدِ اَنْتَ الَّذِىْ لاَ يُطَاقُ انْتِقَامَهُ
yaa qaahiru yaa qahhaaru yaa dhal bat’shish shadeedi antal ladhi laa yut’aaqu intiqaamah.
“O forceful, O powerful. O One with a severe might You are the One whose retaliation none could bear.”
After this, you blow in the direction of your enemy.