Sunday, December 7, 2008

Changing the condition, one dua at a time


Today on the day of Arafat, I sat and I reflected on my condition, I feel like I am at a standstill, and I need to move forward or I will fall into complacency. We all know that Allah subhana wa ta ala will not change the condition of a people until they change themselves.

13:11 For each (such person) there are (angels) in succession, before and behind him: They guard him by command of Allah. Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change it themselves (with their own souls). But when (once) Allah willeth a people's punishment, there can be no turning it back, nor will they find, besides Him, any to protect.
(Holy Quran , Yusef Ali Translation)

A friend called me today and being my mirror as she always is, MashaAllah, she pointed out some of my faults.
“A believer is a mirror to his brother. A believer is a brother of a believer: he protects him against any danger and guards him from behind.” (Related by Al Bukhari and by Abu Dawood.)

After that lengthy discussion, and having been told bluntly what I was doing wrong, I acknowledged my wrongs and made a conscious decision to change InshaAllah.

So this is my dua of this day of Arafat, may Allah subhana wa ta ala accept it.

Oh Allah,

I have been selfish,
I have been arrogant,
I have been proud,
I have been envious,
I have been jealous,
I have been angry and not controlling of my speech under these conditions,
I have been neglectful of the feelings of others,
I have been dis-content with what you have provided for me,
I have wrongly judged others when You alone are the Judge,
I have not been patient,
I have wrongly said I will never do such and such, when I nor anyone else know what the future holds and only You are the Knower of the unseen,

Oh Allah, please forgive me of my faults,
forgive me of my transgressions,
forgive me of that which I associate with You knowingly and unknowingly,
rid my heart of arrogance, pride, boastfulness, haughtiness, jealousy, envy, greed, selfishness, anger and the multitude of other faults that I exhibit at times due to my lack of self control,
Oh Allah, Increase me in Eeman (faith), and Yaqeen (certainty),
Oh Allah, Increase me in Ridaa (contentment and pleasure with what Allah has decreed for me),
Oh Allah, fill my heart with generosity,
Oh Allah, fill my heart with humility,
Oh Allah , Increase me in Ilm, Increase me in knowledge of You,
Increase me in love of You,

Oh Allah without You, without Your forgiveness I will be truly lost.
Please forgive me Allah.

Ameen, Ameen, Ameen, Ya Rabbil Alameen


  1. Assalamu aleikum


    I pray Allah grant u according to your intention in this life and the next inshallah...ameen....Allahu akbar

  2. Ya Allah forgive my sister in Islam and provide her with your infinite Mercy. Ya Allah make her of those whom You have blessed and grant her her dua. Ameen!!!

    A belated Eid Mubarak dearest sister in Islam!

  3. Ya Allah accept the dua of my sister in Islam. Ya Allah grant her dua. Ya Allah forgive her and have mercy on her as You alone are the One who forgives and envelopes Your creatures in mercy. Ya Allah bless her immensely and make her of the winners of this Ummah. Ameen!

  4. To Anonymous and Sister Sacrifice4Allah, JazakAllah Khair for your heartfelt Duas, Ameen.
    May Allah reward you with the best in this life and the next, and grant you the highest level of Paradise , Ameen.

  5. Salaam sister. Now that it's almost been a year since you made this dua to Allah, will you please let me know the outcome? Did your dua become realized? If you can recall, how and when did you notice changes taking place? I am asking because I am so looking forward to making dua on this coming Day of Arafat. I have some HEAVY things to pray about and I'm curious to know what your experience was like inshaAllah.

    Thanks in advance sis! :-)

  6. Wa alaykum salaam Anonymous,

    Alhamdullilah, I believe it was answered , so much has changed since last year. I feel so much at peace with myself. I have gotten married (to someone I had turned down twice for trivial reasons) and moved on with life and am looking forward to starting a family InshaAllah. Make dua sis, all duas are answered, the answer may be yes, yes but not now or it may prevent some calamity from occuring. Dua changes destiny. Whatever changes you want for yourself you have to work towards them, make dua, but just dont sit back and wait ,work towards it, may Allah (SWT) grant you all your duas and reward you with the best in this life and the next, Ameen!