The Power of Dua’a!

February 22, 2009

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Sometimes we do things without thinking. Without considering the aftermath. Without any wisdom
Sometimes we just let go of our intellect and follow our emotions. Sometimes we forget our values and our very own statements and promises and run after our worldly desires.

These times, when we do all of the above mentioned, we’re really hurting none but ourselves. We’re only cheating our own selves out of what we know to be true.

Sometimes…all we want to do is stare into space and think and ponder over life. Over the little incidents here and there that never make sense…Over the coincidences that statistically seem out of this world…

“What are the chances?”, we may ask ourselves…
“Pretty good actually! Anything is possible…the one in a million is possible…with duaa!!“, my optimism replies ๐Ÿ™‚

“Can dua’a heal my heart? What about my soul?”, we wonder many times…
“What are you waiting for! Start making duaa and find out for yourself!”, my thoughts respond…Besides, ุฃู„ุง ุจุฐูƒุฑ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุชุทู…ุฆู† ุงู„ู‚ู„ูˆุจ (Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest -13:28)

How can we protect ourselves from acting on impulse? From falling into holes our own faulty actions dug up for us?
One of the most amazing dua’as I’ve ever learned was:ย ุงู„ู„ู‡ู… ู„ุง ุชูƒู„ู†ูŠ ุฅู„ู‰ ู†ูุณูŠ ุทุฑูุฉ ุนูŠู†
I have many more favorite dua’as but…if I started I fear I will never finish!

I’ve listened to Du’a: The Weapon of the Believerย (by Sheikh Yasir Qadhi hafithahullah) many times before and it gets to me EVERY single time! I cannot count the times I sat quietly in the car, late at night in tears, and early in the morning with a smile, avoiding stepping outside into the world, attentively listening to the beauty and power of dua’a! “Just listen to a couple more minutes”, I always think to myself!! I love it mashaAllah!! I think its one of the most beneficial things I have ever stumbled upon walillahi alhamd!

If you would like to borrow the CDs from me, please let me know…
Note: it’s actually originally a book (which you can download from here) that Sheikh Yasir Qadhi wrote and later recorded, jazahu Allahu khairan!!ย 

You can also listen to it here: (If you’re running short on time, listen to part 9 first…surely, it will get you hooked for some more inshaAllah ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9

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So, what CAN we do?

December 31, 2008

…for those suffering everywhere…

Check this out:
Global Qiyam ul-Layl

Not sure what to say in your dua’a? No problem! Check this out:
Collection of Dua’as for the Oppressed

For us, it will merely be one night…just one night of not sleeping our full 8 hours…

They, on the other hand, have many countless sleepless nights…awake on a bed made of their home leftovers, afraid to hear the next striking missile…

Remember that you are one body with them…what hurts them, hurts you…
Their needs, are your needs…Their prayers, are our prayers…

Let’s join them…


Today, and everyday :)

December 2, 2008

ุงู„ู„ู‘ู‡ูู€ู…ูŽู‘ ู…ุง ุฃูŽุตู’ุจูŽู€ูŽุญูŽ ุจูŠ ู…ูู€ู†ู’ ู†ูุนู’ู€ู…ูŽุฉู ุฃูŽูˆ ุจูุฃูŽุญูŽู€ุฏู ู…ูู€ู†ู’ ุฎูŽู„ู’ู€ู‚ููƒ ุŒ ููŽู…ูู€ู†ู’ูƒูŽ ูˆูŽุญู’ู€ุฏูŽูƒูŽ ู„ุง ุดุฑูŠูƒูŽ ู„ูŽู€ูƒ

ููŽู„ูŽู€ูƒูŽ ุงู„ู’ุญูŽู…ู’ู€ุฏู ูˆูŽู„ูŽู€ูƒูŽ ุงู„ุดูู‘ูƒู’ู€ุฑ ย ย ย 

Allahumma ma asbaha bee min niโ€™matin, aw bi-ahadin min khalqik, faminka wahdaka la shareeka lak, falakal-hamdu walakash-shukr.

โ€˜O Allah, what blessing I or any of Your creation have risen upon, is from You alone, without partner, so for You is all praise and unto You all thanks.โ€™


ุงู„ุชุงุฆุจ ู…ู† ุงู„ุฐู†ุจ ูƒู…ู† ู„ุง ุฐู†ุจ ู„ู‡

October 12, 2008

ุฃูŽู„ูŽู…ู’ ูŠูŽุฃู’ู†ู ู„ูู„ูŽู‘ุฐููŠู†ูŽ ุขู…ูŽู†ููˆุง ุฃูŽู† ุชูŽุฎู’ุดูŽุนูŽ ู‚ูู„ููˆุจูู‡ูู…ู’ ู„ูุฐููƒู’ุฑู ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ูˆูŽู…ูŽุง ู†ูŽุฒูŽู„ูŽ ู…ูู†ูŽ ุงู„ู’ุญูŽู‚ูู‘ ูˆูŽู„ูŽุง ูŠูŽูƒููˆู†ููˆุง ูƒูŽุงู„ูŽู‘ุฐููŠู†ูŽ ุฃููˆุชููˆุง ุงู„ู’ูƒูุชูŽุงุจูŽ ู…ูู† ู‚ูŽุจู’ู„ู ููŽุทูŽุงู„ูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ูู…ู ุงู„ู’ุฃูŽู…ูŽุฏู ููŽู‚ูŽุณูŽุชู’ ู‚ูู„ููˆุจูู‡ูู…ู’ ูˆูŽูƒูŽุซููŠุฑูŒ ู…ูู‘ู†ู’ู‡ูู…ู’ ููŽุงุณูู‚ููˆู†

Is it notย time that the hearts of all who have attained to faith should feel humble at the rememยญbrance of God and of all the truth that has been bestowed [on them] from on high, lest they become like those who were granted revelation aforetime, and whose hearts have hardened with the passing of time so that many of them are [now] depraved?

(57:16)

Tawbah Reflections (Arabic)

By far, one of the best nasheeds out there (if the video stops working, google: ู…ุญู…ุฏ ุงู„ุญุณูŠุงู† ุฃุนู„ู… ุฃู†ูƒ) :

ย ุฃุนู„ู… ุฃู†ูƒ ุชุบูุฑ ุฐู†ุจูŠ .. ูˆ ุฃุนู„ู… ุฃู†ูƒ ุชุณุชูุฑ ุนูŠุจูŠ

ย ูˆ ู„ูƒู†ู†ูŠ ู†ุงุฏู…ูŒ ูŠุง ุฅู„ู‡ูŠ .. ุฃูƒุงุฏ ุงู†ูˆุก ุจุญุณุฑุงุช ู‚ู„ุจูŠ

ย ูˆ ูƒู… ุฐุง ุชู…ู†ูŠุช ุฃู„ุง ุฃู‚ูˆู„ ุจู†ุฌูˆุงูŠ ูŠูˆู…ุงู‹ : ุนุตูŽูŠุชููƒ ุฑุจูŠ

ูˆ ูŠุณุฌุฏ ุฏู…ุนูŠ ูˆ ูŠุฑูˆูŠ ุงู„ุซุฑู‰ … ูˆุชุถุฑุน ุฑูˆุญูŠ ู„ู€ุฑุจ ุงู„ูˆุฑู‰

ุนูุจูŽูŠุฏุงู‹ ุนุตุงูƒ .. ูˆู‡ุง ู‚ุฏ ุฏุนุงูƒ .. ุจุฏู…ุน ุงู„ุฃุณู‰ ุฎุฏู‡ ุนููู‘ุฑุง

ุจุฏู…ุน ุงู„ุฃุณู‰ ุฎุฏู‡ ุนููู‘ุฑ

ูุฅู…ุง ุนุตูŠุชู .. ูู‡ุง ู‚ุฏ ุฃุชูŠุช

ุจู‚ู„ุจู ุญุฒูŠู† .. ูˆุฏู…ุน ุฌุฑู‰

ูˆ ุฅู…ุง ุบููˆุชู .. ูุฅู†ูŠ ุตุญูˆุช

ูˆ ู…ู† ุฎุงู ุฃุฏู„ุฌ ุนู†ุฏ ุงู„ุณุฑู‰ย 

ย ูˆู…ู† ุฎุงู ุงุฏู„ุฌ ุนู†ุฏ ุงู„ุณุฑู‰

ย MashaAllah I think this munshid has talent! You can listen to more of his nasheeds here.

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