Thursday, 27 October 2011
This Salaah is Wa’jib (next in importance to Far’d and Sunnah Muvakadah). It is the last Salaah of the night.
At the end of Salaathul Ishaa, we pray three rakaah’s (just as in Maghrib). But, in the third rakaah, we recite a short Surah after Surath al Fa’thiha. And then, before going into Rukooh, we raise our hands to ear level, bring our hands down and fold them, the right hand over the left. And we recite:
ALLAHUMMA INNAA NASTHA’YEENUKA VA NASTAGHFIRUKA VA NASTHAH’DEEKA VA NOOMINU BIKA VANA THAVAKKALU ALAIKA VA NUSNI ALAI'YKAL KHAI'YRA KULLUHOO. VA NASH’KURUKA VA LAA NAK'FURUKA VA NAKH'LA-OO VA NATH'RUKU MAIY'N YAF'JURUKA.
ALLAHUMMA IYYAKA NA'ABUDU VA LAKA NUSALLEE VA NAS'JUDU VA ILAI'YKA NAS'AA VA NAHFIDU VA NARJOO RAHMATHAKA VA NAQ'SHAA AZAABAKAL JID’DA INNA AZAABAKAL JID’DA BIL KUFFAARI MUL'HIKH.
"Our Creator, we seek Your Help and Your Pardon and Your Guidance.
We repose complete faith in You and we place our entire trust in You and we praise You with the fullest sincerity and devotion and we are most grateful to You and we are never ungrateful toYou and we keep away from, and discard, anyone who is disobedient to You.
“Our Lord, we worship You (and no one else). And our prayer, our Salaah and our Saj’dah (procrastination) are only for You and we come running to You to serve Your Cause and we are hopeful of Your Compassion and we fear and dread to the utmost Your Wrath. Undoubtedly Your Punishment will reach the deviants who reject Your faith."
This Du’aaye Qunooth is recited by the followers of Imam Abu Haneefah (R.A.A).
The following Du’aaye Qunooth recorded by Imam Shaafi (R.A.A.), is invariably recited in the Har’main Sharifain (the Glorious Massajid in Makkathul Mukarramah and Madinathul Munawwarah).
It is also a most auspicious invocation.
We may memorize and recite it often:
ALLAHUMMA IH’DINAA FEE MAN HADAIY'TH
VA AAFINAA FEE MAN AAFAAIY’'TH
VA THAWALLANAA FEE MAN THAWALLAIY’'TH
VA BAARIK LANAA FEE MAA AATHAIY'TH
FA QINAA SHARRA MAA QADAIY'TH
FA INNAKA THAKH’DEE VA LAA YUKH’DAA ALAIY'K .
INNAHU LAA YAZILLAHU MAN'V VAALAIY'TH
VA LAA YA'YIZZU MAN AADAIY'TH
THABAARAKTHA RABBANAA VA THA AALAAIY'TH, NASTHAGH’FIRUKA VA NATHOOBU ILAIY'KA
VA SALLALLAHUALAN NABEEYI SYEDINAA MOHAMMEDIN SALLALLAHU ALAIHI WA SALLAM. A'MEEN!
"Ya Allah, kindly guide us (along the right road) in the way of those whom You guided right; and grant us prosperity in the way of those whom You blessed with prosperity.
"Kindly be our Benefactor in the way of those to whom You were the Benfactor. Kindly grant us affluence and the bounties You have blessed us with.
"Kindly save us from whatever evil threatens us; for You are the Ultimate Judge and there is none to dispute Your Writ.
"Undoubtedly the person who is in Your Gracious Protection will never face humiliation. Likewise no one will be exalted when You disapprove of him (or her).
"Ya Allah, You are the Most Immaculate, the Purest and the Most High (Creator)! We repent our sins and we seek Your Gracious Pardon.
"Ya Allah, kindly convey Your Blessings and Peace on our Glorious Prophet Syedina Mohammed S.A.W.S. A'meen!"