nasa'i

Light on the tongue, Heavy on the scales.

اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لَّا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ، خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ، وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ، أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ، أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ، وَأَبُوءُ بِذَنْبِي فَاغْفِر لِي فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

O Allaah, You are my Lord, there is none worthy of worship but You. You created me and I am your slave. I keep Your covenant, and my pledge to You so far as I am able. I seek refuge in You from the evil of what I have done. I admit to Your blessings upon me, and I admit to my misdeeds. Forgive me, for there is none who may forgive sins but You.

(Whoever recites this with conviction in the evening and dies during that night shall enter Paradise, and whoever recites it with conviction in the morning and dies during that day shall enter Paradise.)
Ref: Al-Bukhari 7/150, An-Nasa'i

DAILY DUA

Dua and remembrance after finishing the prayer with salaam #1

أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ ، أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ ، أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ

اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ السَّلامُ ، وَمِنْكَ السَّلامُ ، تَبَارَكْتَ يَا ذَا الْجَلالِ وَالإِكْرَامِ

Translation

I ask Allah for forgiveness, I ask Allah for forgiveness, I ask Allah for forgiveness.

O Allah, You are As-Salam and from You is all peace, blessed are You, O Possessor of majesty and honor.

Note: As-Salam means the One Who is free from all defects and deficiencies.

Transliteration

astaghfirullaah, astaghfirullaah, astaghfirullaah

aallahumma antas-salaamu, wa minkas-salaamu, tabaarakta yaa dhal-jalaali wal-ikraam

Sources: Muslim No# 591, 592; Abu Dawud No# 1512; At-Tirmidhi No# 298, 300; An-Nasa'i No# 1337, 1338; Ibn Majah No# 924, 928

List of adkhar prescribed after Salah

It is of the Sunnah for a Muslim to say after each obligatory Salah, whether one is the Imam (the one who leads the congregational Salah), Ma’mum (a person being led by an Imam in Prayer) or Mufarid (a person who performs prayer alone) to say:

(1)

Say 3 times:

أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ
 'Astaghfirullaaha
I seek the forgiveness of Allah  

(2)

اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ السَّلَامُ وَمِنْكَ السَّلَامُ، تَبَارَكْتَ يَا ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ
Allaahumma ‘Antas-Salaamu wa minkas-salaamu, tabaarakta yaa Thal-Jalaali wal-'Ikraam.
O Allaah, You are Peace and from You comes peace. Blessed are You. O Owner of majesty and honour.
[Reported by Sahih Muslim: 1/414]

(3)

لَا إِلهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ، اللَّهُمَّ لَا مَانِعَ لِمَا أَعْطَيْتَ، وَلَا مُعْطِيَ لِمَا مَنَعْتَ، وَلَا يَنْفَعُ ذَا الْجَدِّ مِنْكَ الْجَدُّ
Laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa Huwa 'alaa kulli shay'in Qadeer, Allaahumma laa maani'a limaa 'a'tayta, wa laa mu'tiya limaa mana'ta, wa laa yanfa'u thal-jaddi minkal-jadd
None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, alone without partner, to Him belongs all sovereignty and praise and He is over all things omnipotent. O Allaah, none can prevent what You have willed to bestow and none can bestow what You have willed to prevent, and no wealth or majesty can benefit anyone, as from You is all wealth and majesty.
[Reported by Sahih al-Bukhari: 1/255]

(4)

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ، لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ، وَلَا نَعْبُدُ إِلَّا إِيَّاهُ، لَه النِّعْمَةُ وَلَهُ الْفَضْلُ وَلَهُ الثَّنَاءُ الْحَسَنُ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ.

Laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku, wa lahul-hamdu wa Huwa 'alaa kulli shay 'in Qadeer. Laa hawla wa laa quwwata 'illaa billaahi, laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu, wa laa na'budu 'illaa 'iyyaahu, lahun-ni'matu wa lahul-fadhlu wa lahuth-thanaa'ul-hasanu, laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu mukhliseena lahud-deena wa law karihal-kaafiroon
None has the right to be worshipped but Allaah alone, He has no partner, His is the dominion and His is the praise and He is Able to do all things. There is no power and no might except by Allaah. None has the right to be worshipped but Allaah, and we do not worship any other besides Him . His is grace, and His is bounty and to Him belongs the most excellent praise. None has the right to be worshipped but Allaah. (We are) sincere in making our religious devotion to Him, even though the disbelievers may dislike it.

[Reported by Sahih Muslim: 1/415]

(5)

Say 33 times:

سُبْحَانَ اللهِ
Subhaanallaah
Glory is to Allah  

Say 33 times:

الْحَمْدُ للهِ
Alhamdu lillaah
All Praise is to Allah

Say 33 times:

اللهُ أَكْبَرُ
Allaahu 'Akbar
Allah is the Most Great

Then, to complete one hundred say:

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
Laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa Huwa'alaa kulli shay'in Qadeer
None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, He has no partner, His is the dominion and His is the praise and He is Able to do all things.
[Reported by: Sahih Muslim: 1/418]  

(6)

Then it is prescribed for the imam, the people praying behind an imam and the one who is praying alone to recite Ayat al-Kursiy silently, then for each of them to recite  Surah Al-Ikhlas, Surah Al-Falaq, and Surah An-Nas (i.e. the last three surahs of the Qur’an) silently. After Maghrib and Fajr one should repeat Surah Al-Ikhlas, Surah Al-Falaq, and Surah An-Nas three times each.
[Reported by Abu Dawud: 2/86; An-Nasa'i: 3/68]

(7)

The following is prescribed for after Maghrib and Fajr prayer in particular: 

To be said 10 times: 
لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحَدْهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
Laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu yuhyee wa yumeetu wa Huwa 'alaa kulli shay'in Qadeer
None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah alone having no partner, sovereignty is His and all praise is for Him, He brings life and He causes death and He has full power over everything.
[Reported by At Tirmidhi no.3484 [5/515]

(8)

The following is prescribed for after Fajr prayer only:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ عِلْماً نَافِعاً، وَرِزْقاً طَيِّباً، وَعَمَلاً مُتَقَبَّلاً
Allaahumma 'innee 'as'aluka 'ilman naafi'an, wa rizqan tayyiban, wa 'amalan mutaqabbalan
O Allaah, I ask You for knowledge which is beneficial and sustenance which is good, and deeds which are acceptable.
[Reported by Sahih Ibn Majah: 1/152]


And Allaah knows best.

It was narrated from ‘Abdullah bin Amr that:

The Prophet [SAW] used to seek refuge (with Allah) from four things: From knowledge that is of no benefit, from a heart that does not feel humble, from a supplication that is not heard, and a soul that is never satisfied.

Reference : Sunan an-Nasa'i 5442

DAILY DUA

Dua when in debt #2

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ ، وَالْحَزَنِ ، والْعَجْزِ ، والْكَسَلِ ، والْبُخْلِ ، والْجُبْنِ ، وضَلَعِ الدَّيْنِ ، وغَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ

Translation

O Allah, I seek refuge with You from anxiety, and sorrow, and weakness, and laziness, and miserliness, and cowardice, and the burden of debts and from being over powered by men.

Transliteration

allaahumma innee a‛oodhu bika minal-hammi wal-ḥazani, wal-‛ajzi wal-kasali, wal-bukhli, wal-jubni, wa ḍala‛id-dayni, wa ghalabatir-rijaal

Sources: Bukhari No# 2893, 5425, 6363, 6369; Abu Dawud No# 1541; At-Tirmidhi No# 3484; An-Nasa'i No# 5449, 5450, 5453, 5476

Mu'adh Ibn Jabal (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) caught his hand and said:

“O Mu'adh! By Allah I love you, so I advise you to never forget to recite (this Du’a) after every prayer:
Allahumma a'inni ‘ala dhikrika wa shukrika, wa husni 'ibadatika.
(O Allah, help me remember You, to be grateful to You and worship You in the best manner)”.

:يَا مُعَاذُ، وَاللَّهِ إِنِّي لأُحِبُّكَ، ثُمَّ أُوصِيكَ يَا مُعَاذُ لاَ تَدَعَنَّ فِي دُبُرِ كُلِّ صَلاَةٍ تَقُولُ”
“اللَّهُمَّ أَعِنِّي عَلَى ذِكْرِكَ وَشُكْرِكَ وَحُسْنِ عِبَادَتِكَ

[Abu Dawud and An- Nasa'i]

anonymous asked:

im sorry of this is a repetitive question but i'm sunni and i would like to know why shia don't see aisha the same way? why do they not like her?

Firstly in Surah al-Furqan, verse 8, Allah (swt) says, “..And the Wrongdoers say: You follow none but a man bewitched..” Talking about the Holy Prophet (saw).

So it’s plain to see that anyone who accuses the Prophet (saw) of being affected by magic is a Wrongdoer.

Here you have a narration from Bukhari (which Sunnis consider the most authentic book) of Aisha accusing the Holy Prophet (saw) of being bewitched.

Then you have Surah at-Tahrim where Allah (swt) harshly rebukes both Aisha and Hafsa for conspiring against the Holy Prophet (saw).

Here is Aisha herself admitting that she “secretly planned” against the Prophet (saw) to tell him his breath stank (Also known as the incident of the honey).

Here’s a narration from Sunan an-Nasa'i (one of your 6 Sahihs) showcasing Aisha’s sheer lack of respect for the Prophet (saw) and herself. She upon the Messenger and his companions, smashes a plate of food out of jealousy.

Furthermore, Aisha openly stirred up, and lead a rebellion against your Rightful guided Caliph - Imam Ali (as) - to the point she even gave a speech before the battle which caused people in Imam Ali (as) army to abandon him and join her.

Secondly to this (as if this was not enough), she disobeyed direct orders to her, personally, in the Holy Quran. An example of her disobedience of commands of Allah are the Ayah commanding the wives of the Prophet (saw) to stay in their houses (Surah 33 verses 32-33).

You can google the Battle of Jamal, it’s a well established event that your scholars always run away from or try to avoid answering questions because they know it puts them in a bind regarding Aisha.

The Messenger of Allah [salallahu alayhi wa sallam] said: ‘If a person accepts Islam, such that his Islam is good, Allah will decree reward for every good deed that he did before, and every bad deed that he did before will be erased. Then after that will come the reckoning; each good deed will be rewarded ten times up to seven hundred times. And each bad deed will be recorded as it is, unless Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, forgives it.
—  Sunan an-Nasa'i, The Book Of Faith and its Signs, Book 47, Hadith 14

مَن جَاءَ بِالْحَسَنَةِ فَلَهُ عَشْرُ أَمْثَالِهَا وَمَن جَاءَ بِالسَّيِّئَةِ فَلَا يُجْزَىٰ إِلَّا مِثْلَهَا وَهُمْ لَا يُظْلَمُونَ

Whoever brings a good deed, he shall have ten like it, and whoever brings an evil deed, he shall be recompensed only with the like of it, and they shall not be dealt with unjustly.

— 

Surah Al-Anaam, Ayaat 160

Also!

Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal recorded that Ibn `Abbas said that the Messenger of Allah said about his Lord,

«إِنَّ رَبَّكُمْ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ رَحِيمٌ مَنْ هَمَّ بِحَسَنَةٍ فَلَمْ يَعْمَلْهَا كُتِبَتْ لَهُ حَسَنَةً فَإِنْ عَمِلَهَا كُتِبَتْ لَهُ عَشْرًا إِلَى سَبْعِمِائَةٍ إِلَى أَضْعَافٍ كَثِيرَةٍ. وَمَنْ هَمَّ بِسَيِّئَةٍ فَلَمْ يَعْمَلْهَا كُتِبَتْ لَهُ حَسَنَةً فَإِنْ عَمِلَهَا كُتِبَتْ لَهُ وَاحِدَةً أَوْ يَمْحُوهَا اللهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَلَا
يَهْلِكُ عَلَى اللهِ إِلَّا هَالِك»

(Your Lord is Most Merciful. Whoever intends to perform a good deed and does not do it, it will be written for him as a good deed. If he performs it, it will be written for him as ten deeds, to seven hundred, to multifold. Whoever intends to commit an evil deed, but does not do it, it will be written for him as a good deed. If he commits it, it will be written for him as a sin, unless Allah erases it. Only those who deserve destruction will be destroyed by Allah.) Al-Bukhari, Muslim and An-Nasa'i also recorded this Hadith

DAILY DUA

Dua for anxiety and sorrow #2

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَ الْحَزَنِ ، والْعَجْزِ ، والْكَسَلِ ، والْبُخْلِ ، والْجُبْنِ ، وضَلَعِ الدَّيْنِ ، وغَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ

Translation

O Allah, I seek refuge with You from anxiety, and sorrow, and weakness, and laziness, and miserliness, and cowardice, and the burden of debts and from being overpowered by men.

Transliteration

allaa-humma innee a‛oodhu bika mi-nal-ham-mi wal-ḥazan, wal-‛ajzi wal-kasal, wal-bukhli wal-jubn, wa ḍa-la‛id-dai-ni, wa ghalaba-tir-rijaal

Sources: Bukhari No# 2893, 5425, 6363, 6369; Abu Dawud No# 1541; At-Tirmidhi No# 3484; An-Nasa'i No# 5449, 5450, 5453, 5476

YANG PEMALU NAN TERJAGA

Dari Abu Hurairah RA, Rasulullah ‘alaihis sholatu wassalam bersabda, “Rasa malu adalah salah satu cabang dari cabang-cabang keimanan” (HR. Imam Muslim).

Dan dari Ibnu 'Umar, Rasulullah 'alaihis sholatu wassalam berkata, “Keimanan dan rasa malu selalu beriringan dan bersama. Jika tercabut salah satu dari keduanya, maka tercabut pula yang lainnya”. (HR. Al-Hakim).

Alloh ta'ala adalah Dzat Yang Maha Pemalu dan Menutupi, juga menyukai rasa malu dan ketertutupan. Sebagaimana termaktub dalam hadits Ya'la, yang diriwayatkan oleh Imam Nasa'i dan Imam Ibnu Majah.

Bagi seorang perempuan, rasa malu adalah mahkota yang tak ternilai harganya. Keterjagaan dan ketertutupan yang dimilikinya, selain menghalangi terjadinya fitnah, juga akan menjadikannya bunga surga yang indah. Dari rasa malu ini, akan terjaga kehormatan dan kesucian diri. Lalu insya Allah dengan mudah terbangun di atasnya ilmu dan taqwa hati.

Seperti yang dicontohkan oleh 'Aisyah radhiyallahu 'anha. Saat itu, ketika hanya jenazah Rasulullah dan Abu Bakar yang dimakamkan di rumahnya, 'Aisyah terbiasa tak memakai hijab atau kerudung saat berada di dalamnya.

Namun, saat akhirnya jenazah 'Umar bin Khattab juga dimakamkan di samping suami dan ayahnya, ia mulai mengenakan hijab dan merapatkan kerudungnya. Meski itu di dalam rumahnya sendiri. Ketika ditanya kenapa, 'Aisyah menjawab, “Ia ('Umar) adalah lelaki asing (bukan mahram)”.

Seperti juga kisah Ummu Kultsum binti Ja'far, cucu dari 'Ali bin Abi Thalib. Saat usianya belum genap enam tahun, Ummu Kultsum kecil berjalan keluar rumah dengan hijab dan abaya kepanjangan, yang menjulur ke tanah sejengkal lebih dari kakinya.

Melihat pemandangan lucu itu, 'Umar bin Khattab yang sudah menua menyapanya. Sambil mencandainya, 'Umar mengangkat abaya Ummu Kultsum kecil yang menjulur ke tanah, hingga terlihat telapak kakinya.

Rupanya Ummu Kultsum tak suka dengan perlakuan Sang Khalifah itu. Dengan ekspresi malu, ia yang masih sangat belia berujar, “Lepaskan! Andai Engkau bukan Amirul Mukminin, maka akan kupukul mukamu!”.

Ada lagi kisah tentang betapa pemalunya Fathimah, radhiyallahu 'anha. Saat ia sakit sebelum wafatnya, putri Rasulullah itu menyampaikan kegundahannya kepada Asmaa yang datang menjenguknya.

“Demi Alloh, aku sangat malu jika besok aku mati, tubuhku akan terpapar di hadapan para lelaki, di atas keranda mayat”, curhat Fathimah kepada Asmaa.

Pada masa itu, keranda jenazah hanyalah sebuah papan yang terbuat dari kayu, tanpa penutup bagian samping dan atas. Maka meski sudah dibalut kafan dan ditutup kain, postur tubuh mayat, sedikit atau banyak akan terlihat. Inilah yang membuat Fathimah gundah.

Maka Asmaa pun membuatkan untuknya keranda kayu model Habasyah yang menyerupai kotak panjang, hingga mayat yang terbujur di atasnya tidak terlihat. Melihat kotak kayu itu, Fathimah pun berdoa, “Semoga Alloh menutupi dosamu, sebagaimana usahamu menutupi diriku”.

Pun kisah tentang para perempuan Anshor di Madinah dulu kala. Yang saking pemalunya, saat berjalan di tempat umum, mereka selalu berjalan menepi di pinggiran. Melintas cepat ke depan, sambil menempel pada dinding-dinding bangunan. Meskipun rasa malu itu, tak menghalangi mereka untuk giat menuntut ilmu.

Malu kepada Penciptanya, malu untuk bermaksiat dan lengah beribadah kepada-Nya. Pun tertutup rapat aurat fisik dan aurat hatinya. Serta terjaga muruah dan akhlaknya, dari segala dosa dan hal-hal yang dibenci Alloh ta'ala.

Kota Nabi, Jum'at 22/4/2016
Ustadz Hakimuddin Salim

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O Allah, to You be praise, You are the Light of the heavens and earth and whoever is in them.

To You be praise, You are the Sustainer of the Heavens and the earth and whoever is in them.

To You be praise, You are the Sovereign of the heavens and earth and whoever is in them. To You be praise;

You are True, Your promise is true, Paradise is true, Hell is true, the Hour is true, the Prophets are true and Muhammad is true.

To You have I submitted, in You I put my trust and in You I have believed
And with Your help I argue [with my opponents, the non-believers], and I take You as a judge [to judge between us].

Forgive me my past and future sins and those that I commit openly.

You are the One who puts [some people] back and bring [others] forward.

There is no God but You and there is no power and no strength except with Allah

(Sunan an-Nasa'i 1619)

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[Al-Ghaffar/The Most Forgiving
Out of His tremendous mercy, Allah keeps overlooking and forgiving our sins. As our deliverance in the Afterlife is subject upon His forgiveness, we must keep seeking His forgiveness. We should follow, in respect of the Prophet’s example who invoked Allah’s forgiveness:
‎اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لا إِلَهَ إِلا أَنْتَ خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَمَا اسْتَطَعْتُ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ وَأَبُوءُ لَكَ بِذَنْبِي فَاغْفِرْ لِي فَإِنَّهُ لا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلا أَنْتَ
Allahumma anta Rabbi la ilaha illa anta, Anta Khalaqtani wa ana abduka, wa ana ‘ala ahdika wa wa'dika mastata'tu, A'udhu bika min Sharri ma sana'tu, abu'u Laka bini'matika 'alaiya, wa Abu Laka bidhanbi faghfirli innahu la yaghfiru adhdhunuba illa anta
(O Allah! You are my Lord! None has the right to be worshipped but You. You created me and I am Your slave, and I am faithful to my covenant and my promise as much as I can. I seek refuge with You from all the evil I have done. I acknowledge before You all the blessings You have bestowed upon me, and I confess to You all my sins. So I entreat You to forgive my sins, for nobody can forgive sins except You.)
[Sahih al-Bukhari; 8,75,318, At-Tirmidhi; 3393, An-Nasa'i; 5522, Ahmad; 16662]
Allah forgives the sins, small and big, of His worshippers. “Surely I am the Most-Forgiving for him who repents and believes and acts righteously, then follows the right path.” ‎﴾20.82‬‎﴿‬
“Lord of the heavens and earth, and of all that lies between them, the Almighty, the All-Forgiving.” ‎﴾38.66‬‎﴿‬
Allah can punish people and display their shameful doings; but because of their good deeds, He does not betray them.
Our Prophet Muhammad (‎ﷺ‎‬) said: “Allah, praise be to Him, brings His servant close and hides him and asks him: ‘Do you know such and such sins? The servant says, ‘Yes, my Lord.’ And He [Allah] asks him again until he admits all his sins. Allah then says, ‘I have concealed them in your life and today I forgive them.’ And he is given the book of his good deeds” (related by Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

Jahimah came to the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) and said: “O Messenger of Allah! I want to go out and fight (in Jihad) and I have come to ask your advice.” He said: “Do you have a mother?” He said: “Yes.” He said: “Then stay with her, for Paradise is beneath her feet
—  Sunan an-Nasa'i, The Book of Jihad, Book 25, Hadith 20
DAILY DUA

Dua for seeking guidance (Istikhaarah)

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْتَخِيرُكَ بِعِلْمِكَ ، وَأَسْتَقْدِرُكَ بِقُدْرَتِكَ ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ الْعَظِيمِ

فَإِنَّكَ تَقْدِرُ وَلَا أَقْدِرُ ، وَتَعْلَمُ وَلَا أَعْلَمُ ، وَأَنْتَ عَلَّامُ الْغُيُوبِ ،

اللَّهُمَّ إِنْ كُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ (هَذَا الأَمْرَ) خَيْرٌ لِي فِي دِينِي وَمَعَاشِي وَعَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِي ، فَاقْدُرْهُ لِي وَيَسِّرْهُ لِي ثُمَّ بَارِكْ لِي فِيهِ

وَإِنْ كُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ (هَذَا الأَمْرَ) شَرٌ لِي فِي دِينِي وَمَعَاشِي وَعَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِي ، فَاصْرِفْهُ عَنِّي وَاصْرِفْنِي عَنْهُ وَاقْدُرْ لِيَ الْخَيْرَ حَيْثُ كَانَ ثُمَّ أَرْضِنِي بِهِ

Translation

On the authority of Jabir Ibn Abdullah, he said, “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) would instruct us to pray for guidance in all of our concerns, just as he would teach us a chapter from the Quran.”

He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) would say, If any of you intends to undertake a matter then let him pray two supererogatory units (two rakaah nafilah) of prayer and after which he should supplicate:

O Allah, I seek Your counsel by Your knowledge and by Your power I seek strength and I ask You from Your immense favour,

For indeed You are able while I am not and You know while I do not and You are the Knower of the unseen.

O Allah, if You know (this affair) - or you may mention your need now - to be good for me in relation to my religion, my life, and end, then decree and facilitate it for me, and bless me with it,

And if You know this affair to be ill for me in my religion, my life, and my end, then remove it from me and remove me from it, and decree for me what whatever is good wherever it may be and make me satisfied with it.

Notes:

*One who seeks guidance from his Creator, consults his fellow believers and then remains firm in his resolve does not regret, for Allah has said:

“…and consult them in the affair. Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allah…”

*Al-Istikharah dua is to be said after intention was already made to do something where guidance of Allah is needed here to ease the path towards achieving this intended matter if it was beneficial for the individual, and not (as understood by many) to choose between two matters, when unsure.

Transliteration

allaahumma innee astakheeruka bi-‛ilmik, wa astaqdiruka bi-qudratik, wa as’aluka min faḍlik-al-‛aẓeem,

fa innaka taqdiru wa laa aqdir, wa ta‛lamu wa laa a‛lam, wa anta ‛allaam-ul-ghuyoob,

allaahumma in kunta ta‛lamu anna (haadhal-amra) khayrun lee fee deenee wa ma‛aashee wa ‛aaqibati amree, faqdurhu lee wa yassirhu lee, thumma baarik lee feeh,

wa in kunta ta‛lamu anna (haadhal-amra) sharrun lee fee deenee wa ma‛aashee wa ‛aaqibati amree, faṣrifhu ‛annee waṣ-rifnee ‛anhu waqdur liyal-khayra ḥaythu kaana, thumma arḍinee bih

Sources: Bukhari No# 1162, 6382, 7390; Abu Dawud No# 1538; At-Tirmidhi No# 480; An-Nasa'i No# 3253; Ibn Majah No# 1383.

Muslim - meaning bin Abi Bakrah - narrated that:

He heard his father say following the prayer: “Allahumma inni a'udhu bika minal-kufri wal-faqri, wa ‘adhabil-qabri (O Allah, I seek refuge with You from Kufr, poverty and the torment of the grave.)” I started to recite them and he said: “O my son, where did you learn these words?” I said: “O my father, I heard you saying this supplication at the end of the prayer, and I learned them from you.” He said: “Continue to recite them, O my son, for the Prophet of Allah [SAW] used to say this supplication at the end of the prayer.”

Grade: Hasan (Darussalam)                                                                          Sunan an-Nasa'i- Book 50- Hadith 38 

It was narrated that An-Nu'man said: “My mother asked my father for a gift and he gave it to me. She said: ‘I will not be contented until you ask the Messenger of Allah to bear witness.’ So my father took me by the hand, as I was still a boy, and went to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him). He said: 'O Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), the mother of this boy, the daughter of Rawahah, asked me for a gift, and she wanted me to ask you to bear witness to that.’ He said: 'O Bashir, do you have any other child apart from this one?’ He said: 'Yes.’ He said: 'Have you given him gifts like that which you have given to this one?’ He said: 'No.’ He said: 'Then do not ask me to bear witness, for I will not bear witness to unfairness.
—  Sunan an-Nasa'i, Vol. 4, Book 31, Hadith 11