Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barkatuh!
An invocation or a du’a
is not the crutch of the weak or the incapable.
It is the finest strategy for all kinds of success
– whether material or spiritual.
Most of the time men have worded their invocations
in their own languages.
However, the finest of the invocations are the ones
worded by Allah Subhanuhu wa Ta`ala Himself
and mentioned in the Noble Qur’an.
“And when My slaves ask you
(O Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasallam)
concerning Me, then (answer them),
I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge).
I respond to the invocations of the supplicant
when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor).
So let them obey Me and believe in Me,
so that they may be led aright.
(The Noble Qur’an: Surah #2, Ayah #186)
I would like to share with you
some invocations from the Noble Qur’an.
Since these invocations are mentioned in Qur’an
and are taught to us by
Allah Subhanuhu wa Ta`ala Himself,
they are the best and perfect invocations.
inni ‘auzubika an as-alaka
maa laisa lee bihi ‘ilmun.
Wa illa taghfir li wa tarhamnee
akum minal khaasireen.”
“Aye mere Rabb!
main Aapki panah mangta hun
is se ki wo cheez Aapse mangun
jiss ka mujhe ilm nahi.
Agar Aapne mujhe muaf na kiya
aur rahem na farmaaya,
to main khasaara paane waalon
mein se ho jaaunga.”
Interpretation of meaning in English
“O my Lord!
I seek refuge with You
from asking You that of which
I have no knowledge.
And unless You forgive me
and have mercy on me,
I would indeed be one of the losers.”
( The Noble Qur’an: Surah-11 ~ Ayah-47 )