May 22, 2008
A Global Duaa (Prayer)
Alhamdulillah (I think?), I have been getting a lot of views on this site. So I am *hoping* that if any post a person will read, it would be this one.
I don’t know if it is okay to do this, but I am going to try. I am going to try to make a global prayer (duaa) and I hope that you and any one who is reading this can take the time and make this prayer with me. I understand that if you are from another religion, you don’t have to agree to everything about this prayer, but at least help pray for things that involve goodness. So now I am going to write a list and I hope you pray for these things (and more) and read it and say ameen (for Muslims). Who knows? Maybe Allah (God) will accept it in this life or in the hereafter.
* بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم *
*In the name of God the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful*
Oh Allah, please send your mercy and blessings on the prophet Muhammad (saw) and his family.
Oh Allah, I seek protection and refuge in You from Shaytaan (devil).
Oh Allah, please guide us on to the straight path.
Oh Allah, I seek Your Protection from knowledge that does not benefit and a heart that does not humble itself, and from a soul that is not content, and from a prayer that is not answered.
Oh Allah, I seek refuge in You from the whisperings of Shaytaan, and I seek refuge from you if any shayateen (devils) get near me.
Oh Allah, please help those that do not have the means to live comfortably and thank you for granting us a home, food, safety, clothes, education and good physical health.
Oh Allah, thank you for providing me a family who cares for me and takes care of me.
Oh Allah, thank you for all that you have given me and forgive me when I am not grateful or forget to thank You for all that You have given me.
Oh Allah, please forgive all our sins; please forgive all the ones we have done before, the present ones we are doing and the ones we might do in the future.
Oh Allah, please save us from the hell fire and punishment of the grave.
Oh Allah, please help us find contentment in our hearts with You.
Oh Allah, please help us when we are in need and help those who are less fortunate than us.
Oh Allah, please grant us what is best for us and help us recognize that it IS best for us.
Oh Allah, please shower Your endless Mercy and Kindness on all of us, even when we do wrong.
Oh Allah, please save from being arrogant and every other evil quality.
Oh Allah, please grant us patience and ihsaan (highest form of faith) and every other good quality.
Oh Allah, please help us protect this earth and heal it. Please forgive us for abusing it and harming it.
Oh Allah, please pour Your Light into our hearts and help us spread Your Light where ever we go.
Oh Allah, please pour Your Love into our hearts for You, mankind and the universe. Let us be immersed in love for You and love everything else for You.
Oh Allah, please protect us from anything that may harm us and please grant us anything that can help us.
Oh Allah, please let us find our (individual) purpose, recognize our purpose and help us fulfill it to the best of our abilities.
Oh Allah, please help those who have died enter Jannah and please forgive their sins.
Oh Allah, please forgive me, my family, my friends and the whole world’s sins.
Oh Allah, please help us become Your friends and help us become closer to You.
Oh Allah, please grant us faith, true faith, and please help us that our faith does not waiver.
Oh Allah, please help unite our community and the world and put an end to war and bring peace.
Oh Allah, please increase us in knowledge and help us use that knowledge to bring us closer to You and do all that is good and avoid that which is evil.
Oh Allah, please help us guard our gaze and protect us from even approaching evil with our eyes, ears, feet, hands, heart, thoughts or what ever means.
Oh Allah, please forgive us for backbiting and please help us stop. =)
Oh Allah, please guide us spiritually and through this life.
Oh Allah, please help us always remember You and to thank You, to worship You, to love You, to fear You, to befriend You, to repent to You, to keep You in our hearts and keep us in Your company.
Oh Allah, please help us recognize when You are communicating to us and please clear all of our doubts.
Oh Allah, please help those who are oppressed, who are helpless and those who are misguided.
Oh Allah, no cure comes without Your Will, so please cure all those who are sick and insha ‘Allah prevent them from that sickness in the future. (Unless being sick is what is good for us, then grant it.)
Oh Allah, please help us keep You as our only ilah. Please protect us from going astray and even taking something else as an ilah for a split second, consciously or unconsciously done.
Oh Allah, You are the Changer of Hearts, so please make our hearts firm in Your religion.
Oh Allah, grant us hope, guidance, to do what is right, regardless of others.
Oh Allah, please help us on our path of purification and taqwah and help us become closer to You.
Oh Allah, please help the world in the condition it is in. Please help us end racism, prejudice, opression, and all the evils of society.
Oh Allah, help us respect our parents and increase our adhab (manners).
Oh Allah, help those who do not pray, pray five times daily, properly with khushoo.
Oh Allah, help those who do not fast, fast in Ramadan and increase our iman.
Oh Allah, please grant us true happiness in this life and the hereafter.
Oh Allah, please let us be Your close Friend in this life and the hereafter.
Oh Allah, help those who do not give charity to open their hearts and do so. And those who do give charity, bless them and help us do more to help others for Your Sake.
Oh Allah, please always purify our intentions and if we ever stray, please forgive us and please help us constantly remember You. Please help us make everything we do, for You.
Oh Allah, please grant those who haven’t gone to hajj the means and ability to do so with safety and barakah from You.
Oh Allah, please help guide those who are misguided and help those who are trying to amend themselves.
Oh Allah, make us strong in Your faith and help us where we are weak.
Oh Allah, please steal from us all that steals us away from You.
Oh Allah, please help those who have not established prayer to establish prayer.
Oh Allah, please help us do more every day to get closer to You, both physical and spiritual acts.
Oh Allah, please help us in every way we need help and forgive us for everything we have done and thank You for everything You have provided.
Oh Allah, please help us please You and bring contentment to our hearts.
Oh Allah, there is no god but You and Muhammad (saw) is the last messenger.
(Add personal duaa here, surah Asr, surah Fatihah, and other duaas, etc. etc.)
If there is anything I forgot, should add, or edit, please let me know. I hope you made this prayer too (or whatever applies to you). But if there are any specific prayers you want me or anyone else checking out this site to pray for, please comment on this post. And I will add on to it if I have forgotten something.
And please do make this prayer more than once. On a day you aren’t busy, come back to this post and make the prayer again. The more we pray, the more God loves us and no matter what, a prayer is never left unanswered and angels pray for you when you pray for others. Don’t forget that! =)
***Please pray for me that Allah guides me and brings me closer to Him. Ameen!***