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Duah in Islam is a wonderful gift granted to Muslims to appeal directly to our Creator. Duah provides the framework within which dependent Man appeal to his Omnipotent Lord. The more man raises  his hands in supplication , the more he realizes his utter dependency and Reality of his Creator. Milestones like birthdays and anniversaries are also occasions to reflect upon the endless Mercies of our Creator, along with the balance sheet of our good and not-so-good deeds. Duah thus also serves as a powerful bridgehead between our natural and supernatural worlds.

Short Arabic Phrases of Daily Use

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In the name of Allah
Every affair of a Muslim is begun with these words. The object is to remind one of the need to seek the help of Allah in all affairs. This is a shortened form of the full formula which is as follows :


In The name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Prayer when commencing with work

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Rabbanaa aatinaa mil ladunka rahma-taw wahai hik-lanaa min amrinaa rashadaa; rab-bish rah lee sad-ree wa yas-sir lee amree

Prayer of Talut's followers

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Rabbanaa afrigh ‘alainaa sabran wa thabbit aqdaa- manaa wansurnaa ‘alal qawmil kaafireen

Prayer of Nabi Moosa for facility in speech

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Rab-bish-rah lee sad-ree
wa yas-sir lee amree,
wahlul ‘uqda-tam mil lisaanee,
yafqahoo qawlee

Prayer of Adam & Eve for forgiveness and Mercy

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Rabbanaa zalamnaa anfusanaa
wa il-lam taghfir lanaa wa tarhamnaa
lana-koo nanna minal khaasireen.

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