Alhamdullilah, we’ve made it to the last ten days of Ramadan. We’re searching for that special night, laylatul Qadr, a night that is better than 1000 months. The most valuable night for Muslims. What have you prepared and do you know what you’re going to ask Allah (swt) ?
I’ve prepared a list of some of my favourite prayers just for you, but before I share that I want to tell you a bit of Laylatul Qadr and what we should be asking for in our duas. Laylatul is an unusual night where our duas are miraculously answered. On this night, there are more angels on earth than there are pebbles or grains of sand. Allah (swt) relieves the angels in the heaven from their stations or tasks and they’re sent down to earth. From these angels, we are honoured with the presence of the noblest one, Gibreel alayhi salam. Indeed, this night truly is a gift for those who seek it.
It’s important that you realize what you’re asking for when making dua. The content of your dua says a lot about your character, priorities and your heart. It shouldn’t be just a wish list with a whole bunch of materialistic gains. Before you start asking Allah (swt) for anything, call upon Him by His many beautiful names, praise Him, and always thank Him for all the blessings that He has already gifted you in your life.
We should have an end game when we’re making dua, and ultimately that should be seeking the pleasure of Allah (swt) and Jannah. Before you start asking for whatever worldly thing, think about how it will earn the pleasure of the Almighty and how will it help you get to Jannah? If it doesn’t fulfill the criteria, then is it something that you really need? That’s not to say you shouldn’t pray for goodness in this world, but reframing our mindset and making connections to the akhira will help us create more productive duas and prioritize what is in our hearts.
Have complete faith in the power of Allah (swt) to change things. Pray with conviction and pour your heart out. This one night can change the course of your entire life.
With Love, Duas, and Sparkle,
- Surah Yusuf v.101 : My Lord! You have surely granted me authority and taught me the interpretations of dreams. Creator of the heavens and earth, You are my protector in this world and in the Hereafter. Allow me to die a Muslim and join me with the righteous.
- Surah Ali- Imran v.26: O God: Lord over all authorities! You give authority to whoever You please and remove it from who You please. You honour whoever You please and disgrace who You please- all good is in Your Hands. Surely You alone are most capable of everything.
- Surah Ali- Imran v.8-9: Our Lord, do not let our hearts turn away after You have shown us the straight way. Grant us Your mercy, for You grant blessings generously. O our Lord, You will certainly gather all people on the Day of Judgement about which there is no doubt. Surely God does not break His promise.
- Surah Ali- Imran v.16: Our Lord, we indeed believe. So forgive our sins and save us from the Hellfire.
- Surah Al- Araf v.23: Our Lord, we have wronged our souls. If you do not forgive us ad have mercy on us, we will certainly be losers.
- Surah Ibrahim v.41: Our Lord, forgive me, my parents and the believers on the Day of Judgement
- Surah Al- Tahrim v.8: Our Lord! Perfect our light for us and forgive us. Truly You have power over everything.
- Abu Dawud: Oh Allah! Your mercy is what I hope for. Do not entrust me to myself for the glance of an eye, but put all my affairs in good order for me. There is no God but You.
- Abu Dawud and An Nasai: My Lord, help me to remember You, to be grateful to You, and to worship You well.
- An Nasai: Oh Allah, by Your knowledge of the unseen and Your power over creation, grant me life as long as You know life to be best for me, and take me when You know death to be best for me; Oh Allah, I ask You for fear of You both in secret and in public; I ask you to enable me to say the truth in pleasure and anger; I ask You for moderation both in poverty and prosperity; I ask You for everlasting bliss; I ask You for uninterrupted happiness; I ask You for contentment after (Your) decree; and I ask You for well-being after death; I ask You for sweetness of gazing on Your face, and for the longing to meet You, not in harmful distress nor in a trial which leads astray. Oh Allah, beautify us with the adornment of faith, and make us guides who are rightly guided.
- At- Tirmidhi: Oh Allah, I ask you to make me grateful for Your favour and to enable me to worship You acceptably. Oh Allah! I ask you for a sound heart and a truthful tongue. I ask You for some of the good of what You know. I seek refuge in You from the mischief of what You know. I ask Your forgiveness for what You know. Surely You are the One who is All- Knowing of the unseen matters.
- Bukhari: Oh Allah! I seek refuge in You from the punishment in the grave, I seek refuge in You from the fitnah of the Dajjal, I seek refuge in You from the fitnah of life and death. Oh Allah, I seek refuge in You from wrong action and debt.
- At- Tirmidhi: Oh Allah, You are Most Forgiving, and You like forgiveness so forgive me.
** Don't forget to send salawat on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and his family in your prayers.