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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah`s Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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Asalaam Alikum Warehmatullilahi wabarakatuhu,
My first question is that is it permissible to recite duwa-e-hajjat after every prayer, to get extra protection from Allah the Almighty, and may i also ask that can one also recite duwa-e - jamila. Both of these duwas contain the names of Allah the Alimighty.
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Duaa of Hajjat
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
A believer, who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day, must constantly supplicate and beseech his Merciful Lord at all times. And among the best places and times to make supplications to Allah Subhanah is when one is in his prayers, especially when one is in the act of sajdah, or after the ‘tashahud’, and after the prayers.
Dua-e-Hajjat or Dua-e-Jamila are names of supplications which people have named themselves, and have absolutely no basis from the Quran or Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws). Never did the Messenger of Allah (saws) recite these particular duas, nor did he ever exhort the believers to recite the same. And since the Messenger of Allah (saws) did not perform a particular deed, we have no right to invent a particular phrase and make it part of our worship. One may supplicate their Bounteous Lord for whatever he wills, whenever he wills.
Abu Hurairah reported, "The Prophet (saws) said, "Nothing is more dear to Allah than one's supplication to Him.''
Nu'man b. Bashir reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "Verily supplication is worship."
Salman reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "Your Lord, the Blessed and the Exalted One, is Modest and Generous, and He loathes to turn away His servant empty-handed when he raises his hands to Him in supplication."
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2257 Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri
The Prophet (saws) said, "Any Muslim who makes a supplication containing nothing which is sinful or which involves breaking ties of relationship will be given for it by Allah one of three things: He will give him swift answer, or store it up for him in the next world, or turn away from him an equivalent amount of evil." Those who heard it said they would then make many supplications and he replied that Allah was more ready to answer than they were to ask.
Ibn Mas'ud reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "If any servant of Allah afflicted with distress or grief makes this supplication, his supplication will be accepted: 'O Allah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of your maidservant. My forehead is in Your hand. Your command conceming me prevails, and Your decision concerning me is just. I call upon You by every one of the beautiful names by which You have described Yourself, or which You have revealed in Your book, or have taught anyone of Your creatures, or which You have chosen to keep in the knowledge of the unseen with You, to make the Qur'an the delight of my heart, the light of my breast, and remover of my griefs, sorrows, and afflictions'." A supplication in these words will be answered. Allah will remove one's affliction and replace it with joy and happiness.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2248 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "There are three whose supplication is not rejected: one who has just ended a fast, a just imam, and one who has been wronged, whose supplication is raised by Allah above the clouds and for which the gates of Heaven are opened. The Lord says, 'I swear by My might that I shall certainly help you, though it be after some time.'"
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,