All praise is for Allah, the Lord of the worlds, who ordered us to supplicate to Him and who promised to answer. May peace and blessings be upon His beloved Messenger, Muhammad ﷺ through whom we were guided and learnt to call on our Creator. And may peace and blessings be upon the Prophets, the Companions and those who follow their way.
In many āyāt (verses) of the Qur’ān, Allah instructs the believers to call on Him. He praised His Messengers and Prophets who did so, saying, ‘They were ever quick in doing good deeds, they used to call on Us in yearning and awe, and humble themselves before Us.’ (21:90)
The act of du‘ā’, or calling on Allah, is one of the most superior forms of worship in Islam. Allah has commanded us to call on Him and humble ourselves to Him.
Sadly the value for du‘ā’ has diminished in our times. Our ignorance, neglect, and oftentimes laziness, in entreating Allah with the choice words of the Qur’ān and Sunnah has resulted in us failing to garner the many bounties that Allah has promised.
This small booklet is an attempt to revive the love of du‘ā’ through which we can achieve success. The first chapter of the book outlines the excellence and etiquettes of du‘ā’, as well as offering an explanation of the steps to follow during supplication.
This is followed by a chapter detailing praise (hamd) and salutations upon the Prophet ﷺ ( salawāt) that a reader can begin his du‘ā’ with. The next two chapters offer a comprehensive list of supplications from the Qur’ān and Sunnah, specifically ordered to cover the reader’s every need.
For the sake of brevity, only the supplications from sahīh (authentic) and hasan (good) ahadīth have been included in this publication. This does not mean that other supplications cannot be recited, as long as their meanings are sound.
In these days of trials and difficulties, fortunate is he who remains steadfast in calling upon his Lord. May Allah make us from those who fear and beseech Him, and who are persistent and humble in doing so till our last breath.