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Prayers of the Pious (1): The Best of My Days

Prayers of the Pious (1): The Best of My Days

In the first episode of the Prayers of the Pious series, Sheikh Omar Suleiman considers the righteous du`a’ that Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) made at the end of his lifetime.

“O Allah, let the best of my lifetime be its ending, and my best deed be that which I seal (my life with), and the best of my days the day I meet You.”


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Source: Yaqeen Institute of Islamic Research

 

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Prayers of the Pious (2): His Door Is Always Open

Prayers of the Pious (2): His Door Is Always Open

In today’s episode, Sheikh Omar Suleiman examines the importance of persistent du`a’, like that of Habiba Al-Adawiya, and how to get personal with Allah.

“After `Isha’: O Allah, the stars have vanished, the eyes have slept, the kings have locked their doors, and Your door remains open. Every lover has found privacy with their beloved, and here I am standing before You.”



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Source: Yaqeen Institute of Islamic Research

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Prayers of the Pious (4): Enormity of My Sins vs. His Mercy

Prayers of the Pious (4): Enormity of My Sins vs. His Mercy

In this episode, we observe the du`a’ of a complicated character, Abdul Malik ibn Marwan, and how we can improve the quality of our du`a’s as when asking for forgiveness from Allah (Exalted be He).

“My Lord, my sins are enormous, but a little of Your forgiveness is greater than them. O Allah, so erase with a little of Your forgiveness my enormous sins.”

 

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Source: Yaqeen Institute of Islamic Research

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Prayers of the Pious (5): The Hand That Kills Me

Prayers of the Pious (5): The Hand That Kills Me

A du`a’ can make even the most unlikely circumstances occur, such as in the case of `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) and his martyrdom.

“O Allah I ask you to be accepted as a martyr in the city of your Prophet.”

“O Allah, do not let my killing be at the hand of someone who ever prostrated to You, lest he use that against me on the Day of Judgment.”



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Source: Yaqeen Institute of Islamic Research

 

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Prayers of the Pious (6): The Highest Companionship in the Highest Garden

Prayers of the Pious (6): The Highest Companionship in the Highest Garden

Today’s episode is about the sincere du`a’ of `Abdullah ibn Mas`ud, on the beautiful occasion when the Prophet (peace be upon him) listened to his prayers to be among his Companions.

“O Allah, I ask You for faith that does not unravel, and delight that never depletes, and the companionship of Your Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the highest eternal garden.”

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Source: Yaqeen Institute of Islamic Research

 

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Prayers of the Pious (7): O Allah, You Know That I Love You

Prayers of the Pious (7): O Allah, You Know That I Love You

Today’s episode covers the du`a’ of Hudhaifa ibn Al-Yaman, whose love of Allah (Exalted be He) inspires us to love Him and ask Him for his love.

“O Allah, I seek shelter with You from mornings and evenings in the Hellfire.” “This is my last hour in this world. O Allah, You know that I certainly love You, so bless my meeting with You.”



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Prayers of the Pious (8): The Precious Prayer of A Mother

Prayers of the Pious (8): The Precious Prayer of A Mother

Sheikh Omar Suleiman identifies a du`a’ by Asmaa’ bint Abi Bakr for her son, illustrating the power of du`a’ from mothers and those who are oppressed.

“O Allah, have mercy on his lengthy standing during the longest nights, and that whimpering, and his thirst during the hot summer days of Mecca and Madinah, and his kindness to his father and to me. O Allah, I have surrendered him to whatever You decree on him, and am content with whatever You have decided, so reward me for `Abdullah the reward of the patient and thankful.”


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Source: Yaqeen Institute of Islamic Research

 

 

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Prayers of the Pious (9): The Greed of the Soul

In today’s episode of Prayers of the Pious, Sheikh Omar Suleiman talks about the supplication of `Abdulrahman ibn `Auf, one of the richest men at the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and how to refrain from the temptations of greed ourselves.

“O Allah, protect me from the greed of my soul!”

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Source: Yaqeen Institute of Islamic Research

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Prayers of the Pious (11): Don’t Punish a Tongue of Praise

Prayers of the Pious (11): Don’t Punish a Tongue of Praise

Today’s du`a’ from Imam Ibn Al-Jawzi encourages us to do good and to share knowledge, then invoke Allah (Exalted be He) with our good deeds in prayer.

“My God, do not punish a tongue that informs about You, nor an eye that looks upon (Islamic) sciences which point to You, nor a hand that writes the traditions of Your Messenger. So by Your honor, do not admit me into the Fire.”



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Prayers of the Pious (13): A Station of Patience Without Trial

Prayers of the Pious (13): A Station of Patience Without Trial

In today’s episode, Sheikh Omar Suleiman covers the prayer of Salaam Ibn Mutee’, whose du`a’ encourages us to have faith that Allah is capable of granting you the best of this life and the next.

“O Allah, if you have granted any righteous servant of Yours a station because of a trial they faced, then grant it to me while sparing me that trial.”

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Source: Yaqeen Institute of Islamic Research

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