[35:34] – Gratitude For Allah’s Deliverance, Forgiveness And Graciousness

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَذْهَبَ عَنَّا ٱلْحَزَنَ إِنَّ رَبَّنَا لَغَفُورٌ شَكُورٌ.

Praise to Allah, who has removed from us [all] sorrow. Indeed, our Lord is Forgiving and Appreciative.

Alhamdu lillahi lladhi adhhaba anna lhazana inna rabbana laghafurun shakurun

“Sorrow” or sadness refers to every form of sorrow that is the product of all the hardships, difficulties, trials, and tribulations that a person might face in this life. The people of Paradise experience no sadness related to their health, the loss of life, the loss of wealth, or any other affliction. Nor do they have to worry that the comfort and bliss that they experience will ever end or even diminish. -Tafseer As-Sa’di.

[37:100] – Supplication For Righteous Offspring

رَبِّ هَبْ لِي مِنَ الصَّالِحِينَ.

My Lord, grant me [a child] from among the righteous.

Rabbi hab li minaṣṣalihin.

Always vigilant and ever keen to be a means by which Allah guides and benefits others, Prophet Ibraheem asks Allah to grant him a righteous child who might continue to carry the message of Tawheed. Allah answered his prayer and blessed him with Isma’eel.

[40:7] – Asking Allah To Forgive The Sins Of All Repenting Believers And To Save Them From The Punishment Of Hellfire

رَبَّنَا وَسِعْتَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ رَحْمَةً وَعِلْمًا. فَاغْفِرْ لِلَّذِينَ تَابُوا وَاتَّبَعُوا سَبِيلَكَ وَقِهِمْ عَذَابَ الْجَحِيمِ.

Our Lord, You have encompassed all things in mercy and knowledge, so forgive those who have repented and followed Your way and protect them from the punishment of Hellfire.

Rabbana wasita kulla shay’irrahmatawwa ilma, faghfir lilladhina tabu wattabau sabilaka wa qihim adhabaljahim.

One of the tremendous benefits of Eman is that Allah’s angels ask forgiveness for the Believers. The angels, of course, are a creation that can only do as Allah commands, and so they are sinless. Furthermore, they appeal to Allah by means of His all-encompassing mercy and knowledge. And so, the sheer breadth of His mercy is enough to wipe out the sins of those who repent with sincerity, and He is all knowing of everything His servants say and do. -Tafseer As-Sa’di, Ibn Katheer and others.

[40:8-9] – Asking Allah To Grant The Believers, Their Parents, Their Spouses And Their Children Paradise; And To Protect Them Against The Consequences Of Their Sins

رَبَّنَا وَأَدْخِلْهُمْ جَنَّاتِ عَدْنٍ الَّتِي وَعَدْتَهُمْ وَمَنْ صَلَحَ مِنْ آبَائِهِمْ وَأَزْوَاجِهِمْ وَذُرِّيَّاتِهِمْ ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ. وَقِهِمُ السَّيِّئَاتِ ۚ وَمَنْ تَقِ السَّيِّئَاتِ يَوْمَئِذٍ فَقَدْ رَحِمْتَهُ ۚ وَذَٰلِكَ هُوَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ.

Our Lord, and admit them to gardens of perpetual residence which You have promised them and whoever was righteous among their fathers, their spouses and their offspring. Indeed, it is You who is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. And protect them from the evil consequences [of their deeds]. And he whom You protect from evil consequences that Day – You will have given him mercy. And that is the great attainment.

Rabbana wa adkhilhum jannati adninillati waadtahum wa man ṣalaha min aba’ihim wa azwajihim wa dhurriyyatihim, innaka AntalAzizulhakim. Wa qihimussayyi’at, wa man taqissayyi’ati yawma’idhin faqad rahimtah, wa dhalika huwalfawzulAzim.

Sa’eed Ibn Jubair narrates that when a Believer is admitted into Paradise and doesn’t find his family, he will say, “Where is my father? Where is my mother? Where is my child? Where is my wife (or husband)?” And so it will be said to him (or her), “They did not do what you did.” And so he will say, “I did what I did for myself and for them.” And so it will be said, “Admit them to Paradise.” -Al-Baghawi.

[43:13-14] – Acknowledging Allah’s Favor In Facilitating Modes Of Transport

سُبْحَٰنَ ٱلَّذِى سَخَّرَ لَنَا هَٰذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُۥ مُقْرِنِينَ. وَإِنَّآ إِلَىٰ رَبِّنَا لَمُنقَلِبُونَ.

Exalted is He who has subjected this to us, and we could not have [otherwise] subdued it. And indeed we, to our Lord, will [surely] return.

Subhana lladhi sakhkhara lana hadha wama kunna lahu muqrinina. wainna ila rabbina lamunqalibun.

Different modes of transportation that make travel easier, faster and more comfortable have always been one of Allah’s gracious blessings. It is flagrantly ungrateful to attribute modern forms of transport to human effort – for human effort and thought are nothing more than blessings from Allah, and so too are the materials that modern transport is constructed with. After mentioning modes of transport created for this life, Allah mentions that the ultimate journey will be back to Him. -Ibn Katheer and others.

[46:15] – Gratitude For Allah’s Favors Upon Us and Our Parents, And Enable Us To Do Righteous Deeds, Make Our Children Righteous And Accept Our Repentance

رَبِّ أَوْزِعْنِي أَنْ أَشْكُرَ نِعْمَتَكَ الَّتِي أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيَّ وَعَلَىٰ وَالِدَيَّ وَأَنْ أَعْمَلَ صَالِحًا تَرْضَاهُ وَأَصْلِحْ لِي فِي ذُرِّيَّتِي ۖ إِنِّي تُبْتُ إِلَيْكَ وَإِنِّي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ.

My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to work righteousness of which You will approve and make righteous for me my offspring. Indeed, I have repented to You, and indeed, I am of the Muslims.

Rabbi awzini an ashkura nimatakallati anamta alayya wa ala walidayya wa an amala ṣalihan tarḍah, wa aṣlih li fi dhuriyyati, inni tubtu ilayka wa inni minalmuslimin.

Scholars mention various reasons why this Ayah was revealed, and some of them contend that it is about Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq. Both Abu Bakr’s parents and all of his children accepted Islam, and no one was more active in doing righteous deeds than he was. Righteous offspring are a beautiful blessing to their parents and the wording, “make righteous for me my offspring” suggests that the benefit of raising righteous children bears fruit for the parents as well as the children. -Tafseer As-Sa’di, Al-Baghawi and others.

[59:10] – Forgiveness For Ourselves And The Believers Among Our Predecessors, And That He Rid Us Of Resentment Towards Other Muslims

رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا وَلِإِخْوَانِنَا الَّذِينَ سَبَقُونَا بِالْإِيمَانِ وَلَا تَجْعَلْ فِي قُلُوبِنَا غِلًّا لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا. رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ رَءُوفٌ رَحِيمٌ.

Our Lord, forgive us and our brothers who preceded us in faith and put not in our hearts [any] resentment toward those who have believed. Our Lord, indeed You are Kind and Merciful.

Rabbanaghfir lana wa liikhwaninalladhina sabaquna biliman, wa la tajal fi qulubina ghillallilladhina amanu Rabbana innaka Ra’ufurRahim.

Because this beautiful supplication is an expression of the love that bonds all Believers in every age, it is appropriate that it should end with an invocation whereby we ask Allah to keep our hearts free of any resentment or ill will for other Believers. -Tafseer As-Sa’di.

[60:4] – Seeking To Put One’s Faith In Allah And To Return To Him In All One’s Affairs

رَبَّنَا عَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ.

Our Lord, upon You we have relied, and to You we have returned, and to You is the destination.

Rabbana alayka tawakkalna wa ilayka anabna wa ilaykalmaṣir.

This supplication is an affirmation and reaffirmation of different aspects of Tawheed. To rely on Allah and no one or nothing else is Tawheed. To return to Allah by means of repentance and to acknowledge that no one is capable of forgiving sins but Allah is also Tawheed. Finally, to acknowledge that our final destination is to Allah for our Judgment and reckoning is also an expression of Tawheed. Hence, this supplication is a means by which a Muslim re-emphasizes one’s complete trust in and dependence on Allah, seeking strength from no one but Allah in all matters.

[60:5] – Seeking Refuge Against Being A Tool By Which Allah Misleads The Wrongdoers, And An Invocation For Allah’s Forgiveness

رَبَّنَا لَا تَجْعَلْنَا فِتْنَةً لِلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا رَبَّنَا ۖ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ.

Our Lord, make us not [objects of] torment for the disbelievers and forgive us, our Lord. Indeed, it is You who is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

Rabbana la tajalna fitnatallilladhina kafaru waghfir lana Rabbana innaka AntalAzizulhakim.

Just as Allah guides people in accordance with His Mercy and Judgment, He also misguides those who deserve misguidance on account of what their own hands have wrought and the rejection of His signs. One of the means by which Allah misguides the disbelievers is to grant them victory over sinful and transgressive Muslims. Hence, on the one hand, Muslims are punished for their sins and for turning their backs on Allah’s commands, while on the other hand, the Unbelievers are led further astray, for their victory and authority over Muslims cause them to think that they have the truth. -Tafseer As-Sa’di and others.

[66:8] – Asking Allah To Perfect Our Light On Judgment Day And To Forgive Our Sins

رَبَّنَا أَتْمِمْ لَنَا نُورَنَا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ۖ إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ.

Our Lord, perfect for us our light and forgive us. Indeed, You are over all things competent.

Rabbana atmim lana nurana waghfir lana innaka ala kulli shay’in Qadir.

Scholars state that the Believers will utter these words on Judgment Day when they see the light of the hypocrites being extinguished. Because hypocrites only falsely declare their faith without ever truly believing, they live this life and benefit from the light of the Believers without having the light of faith themselves. This reality will be exposed on Judgment Day, and their borrowed light will abandon them and leave them in darkness. Hence, the Believers ask Allah to complete and perfect their light for them, and to forgive their sins. -Ibn Katheer.

[66:11] – Asking Allah To Build An Abode For Us Near Him In Paradise

رَبِّ ابْنِ لِي عِنْدَكَ بَيْتًا فِي الْجَنَّةِ.

My Lord, build for me near You a house in Paradise.

Rabbibni li indaka baytan filJannah.

These words spoken by Asiyah, the wife of Pharaoh, are part of a supplication that exemplifies her faith and dependence on Allah. She was neither affected by her husband’s hatred for the truth nor by his efforts to destroy the Believers. Instead, she recognized the truth when she saw it and accepted it. She then sought Allah’s help against the evil of her people and asked Him to grant her a home near Him in Paradise. -Ibn Katheer and others.

[71:28] – Asking Allah To Forgive Us, Forgive Our Parents And All Believers; And For Him To Destroy The Unbelievers

رَّبِّ ٱغْفِرْ لِى وَلِوَٰلِدَىَّ وَلِمَن دَخَلَ بَيْتِىَ مُؤْمِنًا وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَٱلْمُؤْمِنَٰتِ وَلَا تَزِدِ ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ إِلَّا تَبَارًۢا.

My Lord, forgive me and my parents and whoever enters my house a believer and the believing men and believing women. And do not increase the wrongdoers except in destruction.

Rabbi ghfir li waliwalidayya waliman dakhala baytiya muminan walilmuminina walmuminati wala tazidi zzalimina illa tabara

After warning and advising his people for close to a thousand years, Prophet Nuh finally invoked Allah and asked him to forgive him, those who accepted faith with him, and every other Believer who was to come from then on afterwards. After Allah had told him that no one else would accept faith among his people, Prophet Nuh invoked Allah to destroy the Unbelievers for their evil and their stubborn rejection of the truth lest future generations be misguided by them. -Various Tafseer.