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Islamic duas, wazifa and prayers from Quran verses.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

How to do astaghfar in Islam?

8:12 AM

How to repent in Islam: Seeking forgiveness from Allah and repenting in a way that attracts His mercy is not about reciting certain words or dua in a language you don't even understand because the main objective of doing astaghfar is to acknowledge our mistakes and wrongdoing and then expecting Allah to forgive us as He is the most merciful. 

So, your astaghfar will consist of these steps:

1) Admit your mistake. Don't even try to defend yourself
Your ego is your enemy and it does not want you you change. Your ego (nafs) will come up with a million excuses and reasons why it was not your fault and how good you are. No. Just admit your mistake as it will set you free. 
When you sit down to do your astaghfar, focus on telling Allah that you accept your wrongdoing and mistake and you are really sorry. This step is vital to free you from the traps of your own nafs/ego and shaitan. 
Note: Don't even try to defend yourself as your nafs loves to take control and will keep giving you reasons to believe that you are a good soul and will try to blame the situation, other people, circumstances and even shaitan. 

2) Believe that Allah has forgiven you already. Don't doubt His mercy at all.
Your forgiveness from Allah will depend on how much belief or trust you have in the Most Merciful. Many times, we make astaghfar with a doubtful mind, wondering whether Allah will forgive us or not. This is against the teachings of Quran and we should keep in mind that Allah loves those who put their complete trust in Him. So, throw away the doubts and negative thoughts about Allah and His mercy. 

3) Start giving thanks to Allah for giving you a chance to make astaghfar
This step is the most important and most powerful and you should not take it lightly. Allah loves his praise and appreciation. Thank Allah for giving you an opportunity to correct your mistakes and sins. What would happen if Allah never even let you turn to Him for astaghfar? Would you be able to do astaghfar then? Allah could have punished you right after making the sin, but look what He did? He did not punish and does not punish as He waits for us to think about our conduct and mistakes. This is His mercy. So start giving thanks intensely. You will be surprised to know how much Allah loves thankfulness and gratitude. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Dua after committing zina

7:32 PM
Zina is one of the most serious crimes in Islam and if, unfortunately, someone has committed it, they must first seek forgiveness from Allah. Committing zina is a serious offence, but one should not lose hope in Allah's mercy. Worrying about the crime and then thinking about forgiveness itself deserves gratitude for Allah.

La Ilaha illa anta subhanaka inni kuntu minaz-zalimeen

This dua is very powerful and it is mentioned in Quran. This dua was recited by Younus AS (Peace Be Upon Him) when he got trapped in a fish stomach. Younus AS recited this dua from the darkness (from inside the fish stomach and from the depths of the ocean) and it attracted Allah's mercy the Prophet AS was finally relieved of this huge trial after the fish ejected him safe and alive by the will of Allah 

Dua to avoid anger

7:05 PM
Anger must be avoided at all costs because it is the most negative emotion and Prophet Mohammad Peace Be Upon Him has warned us against its risks and evil.

Even in Quran, Allah has mentioned how much He loves those who avoid anger and forgive others for their mistakes and shortcomings. When we are angry, we actually give up our control and free will, letting shaitan take over and rule our destiny.

So, don't let other people, shaitan and your nafs control your mind and heart.

*) Dua # 1

Transliteration: Rabbi auzu bika min-hamazaatish-shayateeni wa-auzu bika rabbi ann yahzuroon

English translation: "My Lord ! I seek refuge with You from the whispering of shaitain (devil). And I seek refuge with You, My Lord, lest they should come near me" Surah Al Muminun - Verse 97-98

*) Dua # 2

Surah Falaq and Surah Nas 
Surah Falaq in Arabic 

Surah Nas in Arabic

Reciting Surah Falaq and Surah Nas is another remedy to avoiding anger. Dwell on the meaning of these two Surahs.


How to control anger in Islam?

5:10 PM

Anger is your worst enemy as it not only threatens your spiritual health, it also sucks your mental and physical energy, leaving you vulnerable to further spiritual and physical harm. 

You have probably heard or read a popular hadith regarding anger: A man visits Prophet Mohammad Peace Be Upon Him and asks Him for an advice. Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) advises him, "Do not become angry". The man repeats his request for an advice two more times, and gets the same reply from the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), "Do not become angry"

See, how important it is to remain calm and not let anger hijack your mind. 

It is not enough to read a how-to-guide or tips on controlling anger because as long as you are ignorant of the risks/side-effects of anger, you will not find the courage to fight it off.

1) Seek Allah's protection against shaitan
As a quick response, you can take a few deep breaths and shift all your focus on someone who is more powerful and more controlling. Who's more powerful and more controlling than Allah? 
So, seek protection by reciting "Auzu billahi minash-shaitanir-rajeem" (translation: "I seek refuge in Allah from satan")

At first, it may be a bit hard to stop the angry thoughts and stay focused on Allah, but you will notice that each time your patience will keep growing and you will respond to anger more sensibly. 

2) Do astaghfar 
It makes sense to be overcome with anger as we may face negative situations in our day-to-day life. Our best bet is to ask for Allah's mercy by doing astaghfar. Keep reciting "Astaghfirullah" over and over until anger subsides.

3) Keep in your mind the spiritual benefits of controlling anger 
If the spiritual benefits of controlling anger are on your mind all the time, you will quickly gain a control on your anger. Remember this beautiful verse from Quran (English translation): "And those who avoid the major sins and immoralities, and when they are angry, they forgive"

4) Keep in your mind the physical benefits of controlling anger
Modern psychology and medical science has repeatedly told us, by experience and experiments, that anger leads to high blood pressure, anxiety, depression and even life-threatening diseases like cancer and diabetes.

4) Keep in your mind the risks of anger
Anger attracts evil entities, djinns and physical issues like high blood pressure, mental stress, anxiety (even depression if this habit is not controlled at the right time), heart problems, and even life-threatening diseases like diabetes. 

If little things can make you angry, it shows you have a lack of control over yourself and your emotions. Apply these tips mentioned above and gradually gain the upper hand over your emotions. 

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Birth of Maryam (Mary Peace Be Upon Her) in Quran

9:32 PM

Does Quran (Islam) talk about the birth of Mary (Maryam AS)?

Here is a Quran verse from Surah Al e Imran, which mentions the birth of Maryam (Mary - the mother of Jesus Peace Be Upon Him)

Surah Al e Imran - Verse 36

But when she delivered her, she said, "My Lord, I have delivered a female." And Allah was most knowing of what she delivered, "And the male is not like the female. And I have named her Mary, and I seek refuge for her in You and [for] her descendants from Satan, the expelled [from the mercy of Allah ]."

Dua after committing sins

9:19 PM

What is the best and easiest dua from Quran to recite if I commit a sin?

Seeking mercy and forgiveness from Allah is a must when we commit sins and mistakes. No matter how serious our sins are, we should always be optimistic about the mercy of Allah as Allah Himself informs us through Quran that His mercy encompasses all things.

Transliteration: Rabbana zalamna anfusana wa-inlam taghfirlana watar-hamna lanakunanna minal khasireen"

Translation: "Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if you do not forgive us and have mercy on us, we will surely be among the losers"

We must thank Allah for this dua: We should be thankful to Allah that He lets us seek forgiveness. If it had not been for His mercy that encompasses all things (even our sins), Allah would have thrown the wrongdoers in hellfire without even giving a chance.

Our ego tries to stop us from seeking forgiveness: Allah does not punish the wrongdoers if they constantly seek His forgiveness. Our ego and nafs will keep creating doubts about Allah's mercy and His love for us because it wants us to stay stuck in sins.

Expressing shukr is the way: Expressing gratitude for Allah's favours will keep us in a position where we can effortlessly seek forgiveness from Allah as our nafs does not want us to change.

Dua for forgiveness in Quran

8:49 PM

What is the best dua to recite if I want Allah to grant me forgiveness?

Forgiveness from Allah is one of the most precious blessings and what is better than an easy to momorize dua that is sure to attract Allah's mercy on us? The dua I have mentioned below can be recited to seek forgiveness from Allah for our sins, mistakes and negligence. 

Dua for forgiveness in Quran and Islam

Transliteration: "Rabbana aa-mann-naa fagh-firlana warhamna wa-anta khair-ur-rahimeen"

English translation: "Our Lord, we have believed, so forgive us and have mercy on us, and You are the best of the merciful"

Given human nature, it is of paramount importance that we constantly look to Allah for forgiveness as we never know where we are wrong as our ego often fools us into thinking that whatever we do is justified and right. 

Allah has often talked about His mercy in Quran. In Surah Al A'raf, verse number 156, Allah says : "My punishment - I afflict with it whom I will, but My mercy encompasses all things" 

Allah's mercy encompasses everything: This verses gives us a sigh of relief and we must thank Allah for this huge favour. It tells us that no matter how big and serious our mistakes are, Allah's mercy is even bigger than our sins.