Over the past week and a half, we bore witness to an unprecedented wave of injustice and oppression. Muslims across the world found themselves subjected to a global gaslighting, as Israel openly pursued a campaign of genocide against our Palestinian brothers and sisters. What has added to the weight of this sombre period is the distressing reality that the Western world’s leadership and mainstream media appears to condone and even cheer on these actions.
With heavy hearts, we are observing the ongoing suffering endured by the Palestinians in Gaza, their ordeal magnified as they strive to report on their own ethnic cleansing. It is a time when we are left asking, “Why?” in the face of such profound unfairness. Yet, these moments serve as a stark reminder that, more than ever, we must hold fast to our faith as a crucial source of strength, resilience, and hope.
In the midst of our deepest heartbreak and despair, Allah SWT reminds us that we are never truly alone, for He is with us. This underscores one of the fundamental etiquettes of making dua: an unwavering belief that Allah is not only attentive but also responsive to our prayers.
“O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” (Surah Al Baqarah 2:153)
The Prophet ﷺ said: The supplication which gets the quickest answer is that made by one distant Muslim for another. (Sunan Abi Dawud 1535)
We hope these du’as can provide some heartfelt guidance and solace, a reminder that when the weight of injustice seems unbearable and we feel powerless, we have a powerful tool at our disposal – the power of Du’a.
“O Allah! Improve (help) the state of the Ummah of Muhammad. O Allah! Grant ease to the Ummah of Muhammad. O Allah! Have mercy on the Ummah of Muhammad.”
اللَّهُمَّ أَصْلِحْ أُمَّةَ مُحَمَّدٍ اللَّهُمَّ فَرِّجْ عَنْ أُمَّةِ مُحَمَّدٍ اللَّهُمَّ ارْحَمْ أُمَّةَ مُحَمَّدٍ
Allahumma aslih Ummata Muhammad. Allahumma farrij ‘an Ummati Muhammad. AllahummaRham Ummata Muhammad [sallAllahu alayhi wasalam]
“O Allah, help and protect the people of Palestine. O Allah, ease their pain and suffering. O Allah help those who are in need. O Allah, fortify their hearts and calm them like you granted Yusuf’s heart peace in the well. O Allah, Bestower of Mercy, bestow Your mercy on them. O Allah, You are the Giver of victory, O Al-Fattah, You are the Opener of doors, please grant them freedom and victory.”
“O Allah, we place You before them and we take refuge in You from their evil.”
اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَجْعَلُكَ فِي نُحُورِهِمْ، وَنَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ شُرُوْرِهِمْ
Allahumma inna naj’aluka fi nuhurihim, wa na’udhu bika min shururihim.
“O Allah, You are my supporter and You are my helper, by You I move and by You I attack and by You I battle.”
اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ عَضُدِي، وَأَنْتَ نَصِيْرِي، بِكَ أَجُوْلُ وَبِكَ أَصُوْلُ وَبِكَ أُقَاتِلُ
Allahumma anta ‘adudi, wa anta nasiri, bika ajulu wa bika asulu wa bika uqatilu.
Narrated Ibn `Abbas:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Be afraid, from the curse of the oppressed as there is no screen between his invocation and Allah.” (Sahih al-Bukhari 2448)
“We ask You – by virtue of bearing witness that You are Allah, there is no God worthy of worship but You, the One, the Self-Sufficient, Who begets not, nor was He begotten, and there is none who is comparable to Him. – [we ask You] to grant victory to Islam and the Muslims everywhere. O Allah! Grant victory to Islam and the Muslims everywhere. O Allah! Grant victory to Islam and the Muslims everywhere.”
نَسَأَلُكَ بِأَنَّنا نَشْهَدُ أَنَّكَ أَنْتَ اللهُ لا إِلهَ إلا أَنْتَ، الأَحَدُ الصَّمَدُ الَّذي لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُواً أَحَد، أَنْ تَنْصُرَ الإِسْلامَ وَأَهْلَهُ فِي كُلِّ مَكَانٍ، اللهُمُّ اَنْصُرِ الإِسْلامَ وَأَهْلَهُ فِي كُلِّ مَكَانٍ، اللهُمَّ انْصُرِالإِسْلامَ وَأَهْلَهُ فِي كُلِّ مَكَانٍ
Nas’aluka bi ananaa nash-hadu annaka antallah, la ilaha illa ant, al-ahadus-samadu-ladhdhi lam yalid wa lam yu-lad wa lam yakul-lahu kufuwan ahad. An tansural-Islama wa ahlahu fi kulli makaan. Allahumma-nsuril-Islama wa ahlahu fi kulli makaan. Allahumma-nsuril-Islama wa ahlahu fi kulli makaan.
“O Allah! Raise the standing of Islam and the Muslims. O Allah! Raise the standing and the Muslims, and degrade the standing of Kufr and the Kaafireen, and Shirk and the Mushrikeen. Destroy the enemies of the Deen, and protect the lands of Islam, O Lord of the Worlds.”
اللهُمَّ أَعِزَّ الإِسْلامَ وَالمُسْلِمِينَ، اللهُمَّ أَعِزَّ الإِسْلامَ وَالمُسْلِمِينَ، وَأَذِلَّ الشِّرْكَ وَالمُشْرِكِينَ وَدَمِّرْ أَعْدآءَ الدِّينِ وَاحْمِ حَوْزَةَ الإسْلامِ يَا رَبَّ العَالَمِين
Allahumma a’izzal-Islama wal-Muslimeen, Allahumma a’izzal-Islama wal-Muslimeen, wa adhillash-shirka wal-Mushrikeen, wa dammir a’daa’ad-deen, wahmi hawzatal-Islami ya rabbal-alameen.
This is a du’a from the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ for seeking justice in the face of oppression or wrongdoing.
“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the injustice of rulers and from the evil of the One who exercises power.”
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ ظُلْمِ الْمُلْكِ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ الْقَهَّارِ
Allahumma inni a’udhu bika min dhulmil-mulk, wa min sharri al-qahhar.
This is a dua to seek patience when facing oppression or injustice.
“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the oppression of the tyrant, from the injustice of the worshipper, from the trials of the world, and the torment of the grave.”
اللهم إني أعوذ بك من جار الجبار، ومن ظلم العابد، ومن فتنة الدنيا وعذاب القبر
Allahumma inni a’udhu bika min jari al-jabbar, wa min dhulm al-‘abid, wa min fitnatid-dunya wa ‘adhabil-qabr.
“Allah is sufficient for us, and how fine a trustee (He is).” (Surah Ali ‘Imran 3:173)
حَسْبُنَا اللهُ وَنِعْمَ الوَكِيْلُ
Hasbunā Allāhu wa ni’ma al-wakīl
It was narrated by Ibn ‘Abbas who said: “When (Prophet) Ibrahim (Abraham) was thrown into the fire, he said: “Allah (Alone) is sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs.” So did Messenger of Allah Muhammad ﷺ when he was told: “A great army of the pagans had gathered against him, so fear them”. But this (warning) only increased him and the Muslims in Faith and they said: ‘Allah (Alone) is sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)’.” [Al-Bukhari].
This is a supplication taught by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to seek protection from oppression.
“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the tyranny of rulers”
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ جَورِ السُّلْطَانِ
Allahumma inni a’udhu bika min juris-sultani
This verse is a powerful supplication for seeking protection from oppression and difficulties. It’s a verse of submission to Allah’s will and a plea for relief from distress.
“Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or made a mistake. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people.” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:286)
رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذْنَا إِن نَّسِينَا أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَا إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِنَا ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لَا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِ ۖ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا ۚ أَنتَ مَوْلَانَا فَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ
Rabbana la tu’akhidhna in naseena aw akhta’na. Rabbana wa la tahmil alayna isran kama hamaltahu ‘ala allatheena min qablina. Rabbana wa la tuhammilna ma la taqata lana bihi. Wa’fu ‘anna, waghfir lana, warhamna. Anta mawlana fansurna ‘ala alqawmi alkafireen.
“Allah is enough for me. There is no true god but Him, in Him I put my trust, and He is the Lord of the Great Throne.” (Hisnul Muslim)
حَسْبِيَ اللَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَهُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيم
Ḥasbiya Allāhu lā ilāha illā huwa ʿalayhi tawakkaltu wa-huwa rabbu al-ʿarshi al-ʿaẓīm.
“To You we complain of our weakness, our failure, our shame before the people. O Most Merciful! You are the Lord of the weak and oppressed.”
إِلَيْكَ نَشْكُو ضَعْفَ قُوَّتِنَا وَقِلَّةَ حِيلَتِنا وَهَوَانَنا عَلَى النَّاسِ، يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ، أَنْتَ رَبُّ المُسْتَضْعَفِينَ
Ilayka nashku da’fa quwwatina, wa qillata heelatina, wa hawanana ‘alan-naas, ya arhamar-rahimeen. Anta rabbul-mustad’afeen.
Our souls are burning and our hearts are weeping, but it is important to remember that Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ is Al Muqtadir, the All-Powerful who delivers a suitable measure of all things. He is Al-Adl and Al-Muqsit. He always delivers absolute justice through His wisdom without failure. His strength, power, and mastery are unparalleled, and nothing lies beyond His boundless might. He is also Al-Azeez, Al-Aleem, Al-Baseer, and As-Sami—The Mighty, All-Knowing, All-Seeing, and All-Hearing.
“Do not assume, O Prophet, that Allah is unaware of the actions of the wrongdoers. He merely delays their reckoning until a Day when their eyes will be fixed in terror.” (Surah Ibrahim 14:42)
In unwavering solidarity with Palestine, we shall persist in our efforts to raise awareness, amplify their voices, and fervently supplicate with firm belief in the Day of Judgement when Allah’s Justice will swiftly prevail against all oppressors.
May Allah سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ rectify the affairs of the Palestinians, may He shower them with His mercy, pour upon them patience, make them steadfast, and grant them victory over their oppressors. May He elevate their ranks and reunite them with their loved ones in the gardens of Jannah. Ameen allahumma Ameen.
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