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Supplicating Allaah, Glorified and Exalted be He, with His Names
 
Sincerity in sayingLaa ilaaha illa Allaah (there is no god but Allaah):
It was narrated on the authority of Abu Huraiah, may Allaah be pleased with him, that Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “No servant (of Allaah) utters the words saying, ‘Laa ilaaha illa Allaah (there is no god but Allaah)’ sincerely but the doors of heaven open up for these words until they reach the Throne of Allaah The Almighty, so long as major sins are avoided.”[1]
 
 An answered supplication:
It was narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, heard a man supplicating and saying: “Allaahumma ’innee ’as’aluka ’annee ’ash-hadu ’annaka ’Antallaahu laa ’ilaaha ’illaa ’Antal-’Ahadu-us-Samadu-ul-lathee lam yalid wa lam yoolad wa lam yakun lahu kufuwan ’Ahad (O Allaah, I ask You by virtue of my bearing witness that You are Allaah, there is none worthy of worship except You, the One, the Self-Sufficient Master, Who begets not nor was begotten, and there is none co-equal or comparable to Him). Upon this He, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “You have asked Allaah by His Name, which if He is asked thereby He gives and if He is called upon thereby He answers.”
 
And in another narration, he, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “By the One in Whose hand is my soul, he has asked Allaah by His greatest Name, which if He is called upon thereby He answers and if He is asked thereby He gives.”[2]
 
Supplication to be said at the times of calamities and distresses:
It was narrated on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with him,  that the Messenger of Allaah, peace and blessings be upon him, used to say at the times of calamity: Laa ’ilaaha ’illallaahul-‘Atheem ul-Haleem, laa ’ilaaha ’illallaahu Rabbul-‘Arshil-‘Atheem, laa ’ilaaha ’illallaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-‘ardhi wa Rabbul-‘Arshil-Kareem (There is none worthy of worship but Allaah the Mighty, the Forbearing. There is none worthy of worship but Allaah, Lord of the Magnificent Throne. There is none worthy of worship but Allaah, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth, and Lord of the Noble Throne).”[3]
 
In another narration reported by An-Nasaa’i and Al-Haakim deemed it Saheeh (authentic) on the authority of ‘Ali, may Allaah be pleased with him, who said: “The Messenger of Allaah, peace and blessings be upon him, taught men such words and ordered me to say them at the times of calamity and distress.”
 
Supplication of Saarah for the distressed women:
 
When the tyrant king wanted to take Saarah, may Allaah be pleased with her, she found nothing to invoke Allaah The Almighty with greater than her monotheism. So she said: “O Allaah! If I have believed in You and Your Messenger, and have saved my private parts from everybody except my husband, then please do not let this disbeliever overpower me.”[4] Allaah The Almighty kept him away from her and made him gave Haajar as a girl-servant to her.
 
Supplication of Yoonus, peace be upon him, is answered for every Muslim:
It was narrated on the authority of Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqaas, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “The supplication of Thu’l-Noon when he was in the belly of the fish: ‘Laa ilaaha illa Anta, subhaanaka inni kuntu min al-zaalimeen (There is no god but You, glory to You, verily I was one of the wrongdoers).’ A Muslim never calls upon his Lord with these words concerning any matter, but his prayer is answered.”[5]
 
Reciting Ash-Shahadataan (TheTwoTestimonies of Faith( after Wudoo’ (ablution) opens up the gates of the Paradise:
It was narrated on the authority of ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “There is no one among you who does Wudoo’ and does it properly and does it well, then he says, ‘Ashhadu an laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa rasooluhu,’ but the gates of Paradise will be opened to him and he may enter through whichever of them he wishes.”[6]
 
The best speech:
It was narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “The best that I and the Prophets before me said is ‘Laa ilaaha illa-Allaah wahdahu la shareeka lah, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer (There is no god but Allaah alone, with no partner or associate; His is the Dominion, to Him be praise, and He has power over all things).”[7]
 
Ten times will have the reward for freeing four slaves:
It was narrated on the authority of Abu Ayoob, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: Whoever says: Laa ’ilaaha ’illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa Huwa ‘alaa kulli shay’in Qadeer. (None has the right to be worshipped but Allaah alone, Who has no partner. His is the dominion and His is the praise, and He is Able to do all things) ten times, will have the reward for freeing four slaves from the Children of Isma‘eel (Ishmael).”[8]
 
Hundred times will have a great reward and protection from the outcast Satan:
It was narrated on the authority of Abu Huraiah, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Whoever says: Laa ’ilaaha ’illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa Huwa ‘alaa kulli shay’in Qadeer. (None has the right to be worshipped but Allaah alone, Who has no partner. His is the dominion and His is the praise, and He is Able to do all things) one hundred times in a day will have (a reward) equivalent to freeing ten slaves, one hundred Hasanaat (good deeds) will be recorded for him and one hundred Sayi’aat (bad deeds) will be erased from him, and he will be protected from the Shaytaan (Satan) for that day until evening comes. No one can do anything better than what he has done except one who does more than that.”[9]
 
Supplication to be said before sleeping:
It was narrated Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, said: When the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, went to his bed, he would say: “Al-Hamulillaah Al-lathi Kafaani wa Awaani wa At‘amani wa Saqaani wal Lathi Mann Aliya wa Afdhal wal Lathi A‘taani Fa’jzal Al-Hamdulilaah Ala Kul Haal Allaahumma Rabb Kuli Shay’ wa Maalik Kuli Shay’ wa Ilaah Kuli Shay’ Lak Kul Shay’ A‘oothu bika min An-Naar. “Praise be to Allaah Who has given me sufficiency, has guarded me, given me food and drink, been most gracious to me, and given to me most lavishly. Praise be to Allaah in every circumstance. O Allaah! Lord and King of everything, God of everything, I seek refuge in You from Hellfire.”[10]
 
Supplication which Allaah The Almighty responds to its reciter and saves him from the Hellfire:
It was narrated on the authority of Abu Sa‘eed and Abu Huraiah, may Allaah be pleased with them, that Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: "If a person says: ‘La ilaaha illallaahu wallaahu Akbar (There is no true god except Allaah and Allaah is the Greatest)’, his Lord responds to him and affirms: ‘(Yes!) There is no true god except I, and I am the Greatest.’ When he says: ‘La ilaaha illaAllaahu Wahdahu la shareeka Lahu (There is no true god except Allaah, the One, He has no partner).’ Allaah The Almighty affirms: ‘(Yes!) There is no true god except I. I have no partner.’ When he says: ‘La ilaaha illallaahu Lahul Mulku wa Lahul-hamdu (the sovereignty belongs to Him and all the praise is due to Him).’ He The Exalted affirms: ‘(Yes!) There is no true god except I, Mine is the praise and to Me belongs the sovereignty.’ When he says: ‘Laa ilaaha illallaahu wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa Billaah (There is no true god except Allaah, and there is no might and power but with Allaah).’ He The Exalted affirms: ‘(Yes!) There is no true god except I, and there is no might and power but with Me.’ The Messenger of Allaah, peace and blessings be upon him, used to say: “He who recites this during his illness and dies, will not be touched by the Hellfire.”[11]
 
Sayyid Al-Istighfaar (the most superior way of asking for forgiveness), then Paradise:
It was narrated on the authority Shadaad ibn Aws, may Allaah be pleased with him, that Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: Sayyid Al-Istighfaar is to says: “Allaahumma Anta Rabbee laa ilaah illa Anta, khalaqtani wa ana ‘abduka wa ana ‘ala ‘ahdika wa wad’ika maa asta’tu, a’oodhu bika min sharri ma sana’tu aboo’u laka bi ni’matika ‘alayya wa aboo’u laka bi dhanbi, faghfir li fa innahu laa yaghfir al-dhunoob illa anta (O Allaah, you are my Lord. None has the right to be worshipped but You. You created me and I am Your slave, and I am faithful to my covenant and my promise (to You) as much as I can. I seek refuge with You from all the evil I have done. I acknowledge before You all the blessings You have bestowed upon me, and I confess to You all my sins. So I entreat You to forgive my sins, for nobody can forgive sins except You.).” He [the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him,] said: Whoever says this during the day, believing in it with certainty, then dies on that day before evening comes, will be one of the people of Paradise, and whoever says it at night, believing in it with certainty, then dies on that night before morning comes, will be one of the people of Paradise.”
 
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[1] Reported by At-Tirmithi and said: “Hasan Ghareeb (good and strange) Hadeeth.” 
 
[2] Reported by Ahmad (4/338-349-350), Abu Daawood (985-1492), At-Tirmithi (3475), Ibn Hibaan (891-892), and Al-Haakim (1/267-504) on the authority of Buraidah ibn Al-Haseeb and Mihjin Ibn Al-Adra‘, may Allaah be pleased with him. Refer to At-Targheeb and At-Tarheeb (2/485) and Saheeh Sunan Abu Daawood (869-1324). 
 
[3] Reported by Al-Bukhaari (11/145).
 
[4] Reported by Al-Bukhaari.
 
[5]Reported by Ahmad in Al-Musnad (1/170), At-Tirmithi (3500) in Ad-Da‘waat chapter No. (85) , Al-Haakim (1/505) and deemed Saheeh (authentic) by Ath-Thahabi and it is also in Saheeh At-Tirmithi (3752).
 
[6] Reported by Muslim in At-Tahaarah (234)
 
[7] Reported by At-Tirmithi (3579) in Ad-Da‘waat and it is in Al-Mishkaah (2598) and it is also in As-Silsilah As-Saheehah (1503) and Saheeh At-Tirmithi (3837).
 
[8] Reported by Al-Bukhaari, Muslim, At-Tirmithi and An-Nasaa’i.
 
[9] Reported by [Al-Bukhaari (11/168)  in Ad-Da‘waat and Muslim (2691) in Ath-Thikr and others.
 
[10] Reported by Ahmad (2/117) Hadeeth No. (5983) and sheikh Ahmad Shaakir said: it has a sound chain of transmission, Abu Daawood in Majma‘ Az-Zwaa’id (10/123) reported an abridged Hadeeth like that on the authority of Buraidah as a Marfoo‘ Hadeeth.
 
[11] Reported by At-Tirmithi (5/3430) and Ibn Maajah (2/3794).

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