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Wa Ezaa Sa-alaka E’baadee A’nnee Fa-innee Qareebun Ojeebo Da’watad Daa-e’ Ezaa Da- a’ane Fal-yastajeeboo Lee Wal Yoamenoo Bee La-a’llahum Yarshodoon

“And when My servants ask you concerning Me, then surely I am very near; I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he calls on Me, so they should answer My call and believe in Me that they may walk in the right way.”

(Surah al-Baqara, 2:186)

This verse tells us not to turn to anyone but Allah to ask for fulfilment of all our wants and needs, and also to make it clear that there is no other way to get the satisfaction of our desires except to invoke Allah, who answers whenever called by the supplicant. It brings you near to Allah and keeps you on the right path. Allah answers to the cry of help because the love of Allah for His servants is much greater than the love of a mother for her children.

This dua’a may be recited as it helps to get nearness of Allah and to have complete faith in Him alone; and because Allah says he will answer whenever he is called. This verse makes the recitation of dua’a necessary and obligatory for all Muslims.

To multiply livelihood and to obtain fulfilment of legitimate desires recite this verse 700 times after performing wudu and before praying any wajib salat. It can be reduced to 70 times or 7 times according to your convenience.

Rabbanaaa Aatenaa Fiddunyaa Hasanatanw Wa Fil Aakherate Hasanatanw Wa Qenaa A’zaaban Naar

“…Our Lord, give us good in this world and good in the Hereafter, and save us from the torment of Fire.”

(Surah al-Baqara, 2:201)

According to this verse, short and temporary life in this world is as important as the eternal life of the hereafter.

Although good in the permanent life of the hereafter is the aim of all Muslims, god in this world is also necessary because man has been asked by his creator to take part in all activities of this world without breaking the rules and regulations, made by Him. So beseech Him for the good in both the worlds.

This verse is generally recited as qunoot in al prayers. It can be recited at the time of walking around (tawaf) the Holy Ka’-bah.

Rabbanaaa Afrigh A’laynaa Sabranw Wa Sabbit Aqdamanaa Wan Surnaa A’lal Qawmil Kaafereen

“…O our Lord, pour patience down on us, and make our foothold firm, and help us against the disbelieving people”.

(Surah al-Baqara, 2:250)

This verse teaches us to pray for grant of patience and perseverance in the face of trial and tribulations of this world so that we remain faithful to the true religion of Allah, even if deprived of the comforts of life, as these two aspects of our character make us fight our enemies and the enemies of Allah.

If we read the life account of the Holy Prophet, Imam Ali and their infallible descendants, we find that their lives were the true exposition of this verse. Recite this dua’a in the times of trials, and to undo and put an end to the intrigues of your enemies.

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