Supplicating reminds us so much how powerless we are and how we are ever in need of The Most Merciful’s assistance. Supplicating to HIM, when done with firm conviction and faith, indeed calms our hearts and wipes all worries away, Alhamdulillah. Sharing some of my favorite supplications:
Ya Muqallib Al Quloob, thabbit qalbi ‘ala deenik.
O Turner of hearts, make my heart firm upon your religion.
Rabbana atina min ladunka rahmatan-wa hayyi lana min amrina rashada
Our Lord, bestow upon us Your mercy and facilitate for us our affairs in the right way.
Allahummaj’al fee qalbee nooran wa fee lisaanee nooran wa fee sam’iee nooran, wa fee basaree nooran wa min fawqee nooran wa min tahtee nooran wa’an yameenee nooran wa’an shimalee nooran wa min ‘amamee nooran wa min khalfee nooran waj’al fee nafsee nooran wa ‘adhim lee nooran wa ‘adhdhim lee nooran wafal lee nooran waj’alnee nooran. Allahumma ‘atinee nooran waj’al fee ‘asabee nooran wa fee lahmee nooran wa fee damee nooran wa fee sha’ree nooran, wa fee basharee nooran. [Allaahummaj’al lee nooran fee qabree wa nooran fee ‘idhaamee.] [Wa zidnee nooran, wa zidnee nooran, wa zidnee nooran.][Wa hab lee nooran ‘alaa noor.]
O Allah, place light in my heart, and on my tongue light, and in my ears light and in my sight light, and above me light, and below me light, and to my right light, and to my left light, and before me light and behind me light. Place in my soul light. Magnify for me light, and amplify for me light. Make for me light and make me a light. O Allah, grant me light, and place light in my nerves, and in my body light and in my blood light and in my hair light and in my skin light. [O Allah, make for me a light in my grave… and a light in my bones.] [Increase me in light, increase me in light, increase me in light.] [Grant me light upon light.]
Allahumma anta rabbee la ilaha illa Anta, khalaqtanee wa-ana ‘abduka, wa-ana ‘alaa ‘ahdika wawa’dika mas-tata’tu, a’oothu bika min sharri ma sana’tu, aboo-o laka bini’matika ‘alaya, wa-aboo-o bizambee, faghfir lee fa-innahu la yaghfiruz-zunooba illa ant.
O Allah, You are my Lord, none has the right to be worshipped except You, You created me and I am Your servant and I abide to Your covenant and promise [to honor it] as best I can, I take refuge in You from the evil of which I committed, I acknowledge Your favor upon me and I acknowledge my sin, so forgive me for verily none can forgive sins except You.
Don’t you just love conversing with HIM?
So if ever you’re feeling tired, pause if you must but never ever lose hope. Supplicate and keep the faith. 😉