Du’as

Du’a before mashwarah (consultation)

Question

Is this mashwarah du’a authentic?

اللَّهُمَّ أَلْهِمْنِي رُشْدِي، وَأَعِذْنِي مِنْ شَرِّ نَفْسِي

 Allahumma alhimni rushdi wa a’idhni min shari nafsi

 O Allah! Inspire me with the correct guidance, and save me from the wiles of my own nafs.

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When to recite the du’a of Rajab

Question

When should the famous du’a for Rajab be recited?

Should it be recited throughout the month or specifically at the beginning only?

Many Imams at the Masajid even make du’a in Sha’ban as follows:

Allahumma Barik lana fi Sha’ban, wa ballighna Ramadan.

Kindly explain

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Authenticity of the Rajab du’a

Question

The following du’a is commonly recited at the beginning of Rajab, Is it authentic?

Some people say it’s baseless and should not be read.

Allahumma barik lana fi Rajab wa Shaban wa balighna Ramadan.

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Du’a to be free of debts and worries

Question

Kindly provide the source, background and meaning of this du’a:

 Allahumma Inni a’udhubika minal hammi wal huzni wa a’udhubika minal ‘Ajzi wal kasli wa a’udhubika minal jubni wal bukhl wa a’udhubika min ghalabatid dayni wa qahrir rijal.

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Another du’a when wearing new clothes

Question

Is it Sunnah also to recite the following du’a for wearing new clothes?

The du’a is mentioned in Mishkat.

اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ كَسَوْتَنِيهِ أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ خَيْرِهِ وَخَيْرِ مَا صُنِعَ لَهُ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّهِ، وَشَرِّ مَا صُنِعَ لَهُ

Allahumma lakalhamdu anta kasawtanihi asaluka min khayrihi wa khayri ma suni’a lahu wa’audhubika min sharrihi wa sharri ma suni’a lahu

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The du’a whilst eating

Question

Are there any du’as mentioned in the Hadith that are to be read whilst eating? For instance,

Allahumma Barik Lana Fima Razaqtana Wa Qina Adhaban Nar

and

Allahumma Lakal Hamdu Wa Lakash Shukr

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Du’a when looking in the mirror

Question

When looking in to a mirror is it Sunnah to recite

اَللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ حَسَّنْتَ خَلْقِي فَحَسِّنْ خُلُقِي

Allahumma anta hassanta khalqi fa hassin khuluqi

or without the anta after Allahumma, like follows:

اَللَّهُمَّ حَسَّنْتَ خَلْقِي فَحَسِّنْ خُلُقِي

Allahumma hassanta khalqi fa hassin khuluqi ?

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