Du’as

Seeking forgiveness for one’s self and the believers daily

Question

What is the status of the following narration:

عن ام سلمة رضي الله عنه قالت قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم من قال كل يوم اللهم اغفر لي وللمؤمنين والمؤمنات الحق به من كل مؤمن حسنة

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Explanation of a word in the du’a Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would recite when leaving home

Question

In the below mentioned du’a to recite when leaving home, can the word أضلّ in the abovementioned narration be taken to mean guidance as far as navigation i.e. for one not to lose his way or get lost?

اللَّهُم اني أعوذُ بِكَ أن أَضِلَّ أو أُضَلَّ، أو أَزلَّ أو أُزَلَّ، أو أَظْلِمَ أو أُظلَمَ، أو أجهَل أو يُجْهَل عَلىَّ

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A du’a to recite after reading a book to increase one’s memory

Question

What is the reference for this du’a to read after reading any book?

سُبْحانَ اللّٰهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ وَ لا إِلٰهَ إِلّا اللّٰهُ وَ اللّٰهُ أَكْبَرُ وَ لا حَوْلَ وَ لا قُوَّةَ إِلّا بِاللّٰهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيمِ عَدَدَ كُلِّ حَرْفٍ كُتِبَ وَ عَدَدَ كُلِّ حَرْفٍ يُّكْتَبُ إِلىٰ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ

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Jibril (‘alayhis salam) advises Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to recite a du’a when distressed

Question

What is the reference for this narration?

No affliction afflicted Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) but Jibril (‘alayhis salam) came down advising him to recite this du’a:

I have placed firm trust on the Ever living who does not die. All praise is due to Allah who has not taken a son nor does he have any partner in His kingdom; and glorify Him in abundance.

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Asking Allah for benefit in one’s knowledge

Question

What is the reference for this du’a?

اللهم انفعني بما علمتني، وعلمني ما ينفعني، وزدني علما، والحمد لله على كل حال، وأعوذ بالله من عذاب النار

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