Dear Beloved Son by Imam Ghazali | Twenty Fourth Counsel Dua

As mentioned on the old blog, this is one of my all time favourite duas. It's the last of the chapters/counsels and so brilliantly it is worded. I really cannot recommend this book enough. It is so small but so on point in explaining things whilst staying short and simple. Sometimes the most simplified pieces of wisdom can have the most profound effect. please try to ponder on each sentence of this dua, I know for me, it is a reminder of all my ultimate goals.

O Allah, I ask you of complete blessings, lasting protection from sin, comprehensive mercy, acquisition of well being [in this world and in the next], the best provision, the happiest life, the most complete favour, the most generous blessing, the sweetest grace and the coleset gentleness.

O Allah be for us and not against us. O Allah, seal our lives with happiness and good fortune, realise our aspirations accompanied with further increase. Combine our mornings and evenings with safety and make Your compassion our return and our last resort and pour the best of your Your forgiveness over our sins and favour us with the reform of our defects. Make piety our provision and grant us interpretative judgement in Your religion, and make us depend on You and have confidence only in You.

O Allah make us firm on the path of steadfastness, and safeguard us in this world from matters that will bring shame on the Day of Judgement, and lighten for us the burden of our sins, and grant us lives of the righteous and protect us from the evil of the evil ones. save our necks and the necks of our fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters from the fire of Hell by Your compassion, O Most Powerful one, Most Forgiving, Most Generous, Concealing of our faults; O You, Most Knowledgeable, Most Overwhelming, O Allah! O Allah! O Allah! By Your Mercy, O Most Merciful of the merciful, O First before the firsts, Last after the lasts, O Possessor of Strength, Everlasting, Compassionate to the destitute, Most Compassionate of those who are compassionate. 

There is no god but You, glory be to You, Verilly I am of the wrongdoers. And may Allah bless our Prophet Muhammad  and all his Followers and Companions. All praise belongs to Allah, the Lord and Cherisher of all the worlds. Ameen.


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