Allah! Bless the leader of all creation, Muhammad and bless all his companions . There is no God except Allah
(kalama-e-tauheed) is the key to
the means of approach to and audience with Allah. Muhammad bin Muhammad bin Muhammad
ibne Jazri Shafii, weak and helpless, a
dependent servant of Allah pledges
to sever all relations with creation to devote all his attention to Allah. He is hopeful of
Allah’s mercy and deliverance from
oppression and hopeful of His favor. After praising and prayer to Allah Jallay
has made Du’a a reason for change in fate (Qadr), and after sending greeting of
peace and salutation upon Muhammad , the leader of all
prophets and on his righteous companions and family, be informed that:
this book is a strong fortress selected from the words of Muhammad . It is a priceless pearl and weapon selected from the
treasures of the trustworthy Messenger to defend Muslims against their enemy.
It is an amulet composed of sayings of the Prophet .
The purpose of its compilation is to provide
mankind, for its well being, with a collection of authentic traditions for
their protection from jinn and mankind equally. I have left out the isnad to make it a practicable
compilation of du’a.
I have personally benefited from this
fortress, while I was afflicted with a terrible difficulty and saved myself
from oppression through these supplications. I wrote a few verses in this connection:
I supplicate to
Allah that this collection of du’a will also benefit other Muslims and protect them against all worries and
Although brief, this compilation covers all
aspects of human needs and essentials. A hadith
from every chapter is but mentioned here.
When I had completed the compilation, I was
ordered by the enemy to present myself to them. The enemy was so powerful and
tyrannical that only Allah could
save one from him. So I absconded and hid and took refuge in this invincible
During this period of hiding, I kept vigil
with the du’a. One night the leader
of the Prophets visited in my dreams.
I was myself sitting on the right side and he asked me what I desired. I
requested that he plead with Allah
to remove the oppression from me and all the Muslims. He raised his hands, and
I was watching his actions. After completing the du’a he rubbed his face with his hands.
I saw this dream on Thursday night and by
following Sunday the enemy had fled the outskirts of the town. Allah
through the blessings of these du’as
saved the Muslims from the tyranny of the oppressor.
that the traditions in this compilation are all sound and authentic, to the
best of my knowledge and understanding. One should rest assured about this
matter after I assure you to your satisfaction.
the interest of space, we present only
an abridged preface. Translator).
Contents of the Book
(Preamble): This section has following sections:
Virtues of Du’a
Virtues of Dhikr
Etiquettes of Du’a
Etiquettes of Dhikr
Times when Du’a is accepted
Conditions in which Du’a is accepted
Places where Du’a is accepted
People whose Du’a is accepted
Discourse of Ism-e-Azam.
Discourse of beautiful names of Allah
How to offer Thanks, after acceptance of Du’a.
2. Chapter One:
Du’as for needs during morning, evening, day and night, and at various events
of human experience from birth to death; based on authentic ahadith of the Messenger of
3. Chapter Two:
Azkar that are not specific with any
4. Chapter Three:
Supplications to absolve oneself from sins and wrong deeds.
The Glorious Qur’an and virtues of recitation of certain verses.
6. Chapter Five:
Those Du’as that the Messenger of Allah
used, with no
specific time, based on authentic ahadith.
7. The End: Virtues
of Darood on the “light of the
universes”, through whom Allah saved
creation from corruption, and because of whom ignorance and blindness were
removed and path of truth was revealed and no doubt was left between truth and
falsehood. May Allah bestow abundant
bounties and salutation on him until the last day when people of dhikr keep their vigil and those that
are oblivious stay oblivious.