Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
|the copy that I always have with me..~|
Assalamualaikum and Greetings to all,
I believe exams are around the corner for many, or maybe some of you is in the midst of it as I am writing this post. Well, sorry for posting this a tad bit late. Should have done it a month ago or so.
Anyway, let's cut stories short and go straight to a list of prayers which are highly useful and suitable for many of us, inshaAllah:
DU'A BEFORE STUDYING
Allahuma infa' nii bimaa 'allamtanii wa'aallimnii maa yanfa' unii - O' Allah! Make useful for me what You taught me and teach me knowledge that will be useful to me.
Allahumma inii as 'aluka fahmal-nabiyyen wa hifthal mursaleen al-muqarrabeen - O' Allah! I ask You for the understanding of the Prophets and the memory of the messengers, and those nearest to You.
Allahumma innaka 'ala matasha 'u qadeer wa anta hasbunallahu wa na'mal wakeel - O' Allah! You do whatever You wish and You are my availer and Protector and the best of aid.
DU'A WHEN YOU FIND SOMETHING BECOMING DIFFICULT
Allahumma la sahlan illa ma ja 'altahu sahlan wa anta taj 'alul hazna iza shi'ta sahlan - O' Allah! Nothing is easy except what You have made easy. If You wish, You ease sorrow. [Ibn Hibban in his Sahih (no. 2427), and Ibn As-Sunni (no.351). Al-Hafidh (Ibn Hajar) said this]
DU'A FOR ANXIETY
Allahumma inni a'oodhoo bika minal-hammi walhuzni, wal 'ajzi wal-kasali wal-bukhli wal-jubni, wa dal 'id-dayni wa ghalabatir rijaali - O' Allah! I seek refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, from being overcome by debt and from being overpowered by men (i.e. others) [Sahih al-Bukhari 7:158]
DU'A FOR DISTRESS
Allahumma rahmataka arjoo falaa takilnee ilaa nafsee tarfata 'aynin wa aslih-lee sha'nee kullahu, laa illaha illa anta - O' Allah! It is Your mercy that I hope for so do not leave me in charge of my affairs even for a blink of an eye and rectify for me all of my affairs. None has the right to be worshipped but You. [Abu Dawud 4/324, Ahmad 5/42. Al-Albani graded it as good in Sahih Abu Dawud 3/959]
DU'A AFTER STUDYING
Allahumma inni astaodeeuka ma qara'tu wama hafaz-tu. Allahumma faradduhu 'allaya inda hagati elayhi. - O' Allah! O entrust You with what I have read and I have studies. O' Allah! Bring it back to me when I am in need of it.___________________________________________
It would be a great idea to have this printed and up on your wall in your cosy room or pinned in front of your study table. Suggestion: You can highlight the du'as with colorful highlighters (make it look pleasant to look at, haha.)
Last but not least, ma'at taufiq wan najah to all exam takers. May Allah provide guidance and be with us all the time. Aminn yaRabbal al amin.
Source: Fortress of the Muslim (Invocations from the Qur'an and Sunnah) + my notebook (contents in which I extract from various sources.)
P/s: Please excuse me if the Arabic transliteration are not written correctly. I wouldn't know if it's right or wrong. I read most prayers in English, most of the time. Oh, and sorry for such a bad colour combination post. I don't have much time at hand for editing. Peace out.