Du’as

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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Reciting Ya Basiru and Ya Nuru

Question

I have read somewhere if you touch your right hand on the heart and read Ya Basiru and Ya Nuru, it will help you to sleep well and protect against heart diseases.

Is this an authentic narration and not an innovation?

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A du’a attributed to Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah)

Question

Kindly inform me regarding the authenticity of the du’a of Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah)

اللهم كما رزقتني الاسلام ولم اسألك فارزقني الجنة وأنا اسألك

Allahumma kama razaqtanil Islama wa lam as-aluka farzuqnil Jannata wa ana as-aluk

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