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What is Dua?

By Aisha Stacey / 6 Mar 2013

Dua– an Arabic word written here in English letters. Three small letters that make up a word and a subject that is large and breathtaking.  This word ‘dua’ could be roughly translated to mean supplication or invocation.  Although neither word adequately define dua.  Supplication, which means communicating with a deity, comes closer than invocation which is known to sometimes imply summoning spirits or devils.

 

2 Raka’at Salah for women.

By Ebrahim Saifuddin / 6 Mar 2013

It is important to read the note at the end of this article to learn the way to offer 3 and 4 Raka’a Salah.

There are certain acts of Salah that are fardh, sunnah etc but these are not covered in this compilation. Other books of fiqh like "Behishti Zewar" should be consulted in order to learn those along with a myriad of rulings regarding Salah and Taharah.

1. Stand upright facing the Qibla

 

Peaceful Nights

By Naiyerah Kolkailah / 27 Feb 2013

'O Allah, I submit my soul to You, and I entrust my affair to You, and I turn my face towards You, and I totally rely on You, in hope and fear of You.’

Allah, the Exalted, says: "Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and day are signs for those of understanding-who remember Allah while standing, sitting and [lying] on their sides" (Qur'an, 3:190-191).

 

Why our Dua'as are not answered?

By Umm Sahl / 22 Feb 2013

  1. 1. Praying to other than Allah: 

The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) taught his cousin Ibn ‘Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him,“ When you ask, ask of Allah; and when you seek help, seek help from Allah.“ (TIRMIDHI)

 

The Power of Dua

By Khalid Baig / 19 Feb 2013

Once Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allahu-alayhi-wa-sallam) passed by a people who were suffering from some affliction. "Why don't they make dua (prayer) to Allah for protection?" he (sal-Allahu-alayhi-wa-sallam) said. With all the suffering and disasters Muslims are facing in various parts of the world, the question can be directed to all of us today.

 

15 Dua from the Quran

Source : Zawaj.com / 18 Feb 2013

1. “Our Lord! And grant us that which you have promised to us by Your messengers and save us from shame on the Day of Judgement. Verily You never fail to fulfill Your promise.” (3:194)

رَبَّنَا وَ آتِنَا مَا وَعَدتَّنَا عَلَى رُسُلِكَ وَ لاَتُخْزِنَا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّكَ لاَ تُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَ

2. “Our Lord! We have sinned against ourselves, and unless You grant us forgiveness and bestow Your mercy upon us, we shall most certainly be lost!” (7:23)

رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنفُسَنَاوَ إِن لَّمْ تَغْفِرْلَنَا وَ تَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ

 

Understanding the Concept of Tawbah in Islam (Repentance)

By IslamOnline.com / 16 Feb 2013

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All thanks and praise are due to Allah and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

Tawbahis an Arabic words derived from the origin "Taaba" i.e. returned back. Tawbah thus means turning back in repentance. It means showing regret for the error and the sin one has got himself involved in.

 

How to Make Dua’

Source : IslamicAnswers.com / 13 Feb 2013

Once, a ten-year-old boy was praying feverishly in prostration, “O Allah, the Most Merciful, the Magnificent, Make Faisalabad (a small city of Pakistan) the capital of Pakistan…”

His mother overheard him and asked, “Why would you pray so, my son?” The boy answered, “Well, Mama, we had a question on our final exam which asked, 'What is the capital of Pakistan?' and I mistakenly put 'Faisalabad' as my answer!"

 

Supplication of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Source : Agencies / 8 Feb 2013

رَضِيتُ باللهِ رَبَّاً، وَبِالْإِسْلَامِ دِيناً،

 وَبِمُحَمَّدٍ صَلَى اللهُ عَلِيهِ وَسَلَّمَ نَبِيَّاً

“I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, with Islam as my religion and with Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) as my Prophet.” (Recite three times in Arabic)

 

Duas from the Holy Quran

Source : Agencies / 8 Feb 2013

  1. 1.“Our Lord! Grant us good in this world and good in the life to come and keep us safe from the torment of the Fire” (2:201)
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  3. “ لُرَبَّنَاآتِنَافِيالدُّنْيَاحَسَنَةًوَفِيالآخِرَةِحَسَنَةًوَقِنَاعَذَابَالنَّار ”
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  2. 2.“Our Lord! Bestow on us endurance and make our foothold sure and give us help against those who reject faith.”(2:250)
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“اْ رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ”

 
 

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