My Favorite Dua

Bismillah.

This dua is very special to me. You can say that this is my favorite dua. I try to make it every time in prayer before the tasleem .

In the hadith of Ali [RA] on the description of how Allah’s Messenger [SAWS] used to pray, he reported that at the end of what he said between the tashahhud and the tasleem was:


[Muslim]

Transliteration (hover your mouse for translation)

Allahumm-maghfirlee ma qaddamtu
wa ma akh-khartu
wa ma asrartu
wa ma aa’lantu
wa ma asraftu
wa ma anta aa’lamu bihi min-nee
antal muqaddimu
wa antal mu-akh-khiru
la ilaha illa anta

Al Muqaddim – The One who hastens or speeds whatever He wills/The First
Al Muakh-khir – The One who delays or slows whatever He wills/The Last

We’re asking for forgiveness for everything: for things we did, things we’ll do, things we conceal, things we reveal, things we do over-excessively, and for things we don’t even know exist within us (e.g. the disease of arrogance that lurks amongst most of us, but most of us are sadly unaware of)…Ya Salaam! What an amazing dua!

Also, keep in mind that the Prophet [SAWS] made a similar dua for his ummah in EVERY prayer.

Memorize. This. Dua.

WAllahu alam.

7 thoughts on “My Favorite Dua

  1. Translation:

    Oh Allah! Forgive me for what I have done in the past
    and for what I will do in the future
    and for what I have committed in secret
    and for what I have committed in public
    and for what I have exceeded all bounds
    and for what is in me that you are more knowledgeable of than myself
    You are the One who makes some people forward (al-muqaddim) and some backward (al-mua’khkhir)
    there is no deity/object/thing worthy of any act of worship except You

  2. jazakAllah khair for sharing this. I like the style of this blog, short, simple but very useful. it’s refreshing.

  3. jazakum Allahu khayran, this is an amazing duaa.

    According to Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen, the meanings of Muqaddim and Mu’akkhir are:
    Muqaddim: The One who hastens or speeds whatever He wills.
    Mu’akkhir: The One who delays or slows whatever He wills.

    “You are the One who make (some people) forward (al-muqaddim) and (some) backward (al-mua’khkhir).”

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