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Dua on Forgiveness

In islam on December 10, 2008 at 4:29 am

Du’a on Forgiveness

Subhanaka tubtu ilaiyka wa ‘ana awwal-ul mu’mineen

Glory be to Thee!  To Thee I turn in repentance, and I am the first to believe
[surah al-A’raf, 7:143]

This dua (Du’a) on Forgiveness first takes mention in surah al-A’raf (7:143). This Du’a must be chanted by the aspirant only when he/she is in repentance and wants to remove his/her sins.

surah al-A’raf is the seventh chapter in the Qur’an (Koran, Quran) and contains 206 verses. It is a Meccan Sura. Meccan sura are those suras that are believed to be chronologically earlier suras that were revealed in Mecca. They mostly occur towards the end of Qur’an and are shorter in lenght. Another kind of sura is the Madinan sura.

This du’a when chanted with devotion and real repentance,is said to wash all sins of the aspirant and fill him with the joy of Almighty.


This du’a can be typed any time of the day for any number of times.

You can also do mental repetition of this dua and then ‘copy paste’ the chant into the type box to keep your count.

The aspirant must truly believe in Allah and must be in repentance. That is the only precondition.

Whether you are typing or doing mental chanting, meditate on the meaning of the dua for every coung. It is very important you know the meaning of this chant.

Start now! The best time to begin is when you have made the decision!

Du’a (Dua) – worship of Allah

In islam on November 30, 2008 at 1:03 pm

Du’a or Dua (as it is commonly written) a prayer of asking or request in Islam. It is an Arabic word meaning ‘to call out’ or to summon. It is regarded as the second greatest acts of worship in Islam.

The Qur’an quotes Allah’s commands related to Dua:

“Call on Me; I will answer you!”

Prophet Muhammad spoke of it as the most noble act of a Muslim. He called it the ‘best form of worship’.

Kinds of Dua:
There are essentially two types of supplication or Dua – a Du’a al-mas’alah (Dua of Asking) and a Du’a al-ibadah (Dua of Worship).

A dua is called Du’a al-mas’alah (Dua of Asking) when the supplicant asks Allah for something. It may be a need or a request to remove some danger.

One best example is:
Rabbi la tadharni fardaw wa-anta Khairul Waritheen
O my Lord! Leave me not without offspring, though thou art the best of inheritors

A dua is called Du’a al-ibadah (Dua of Worship) when the supplicant worships Allah in his prayer. Usually even some Duas of asking are also considered Duas of Worship because even Dua of Asking engages in worship of the Almighty. But dua of worship is best described when the prayer offered does not include any request for a fulfillment of need.

Bismillahi, al-ladhi, La illaha illa huwa
In the Name of Allah. There is no God but He.

Other examples include duas given during salat, zakaat or fasts.


  • When you type or mentally chant a du’a on 9dozen do it with utmost devotion and faith.
  • Certain duas have a prescribed number of times to be chanted and it’s better to follow those prescriptions
  • Set aside a regular time for dua and the time of the day depends on the kind of dua chosen.
  • Start now. You can start offering dua right now.

Subhan’allah and its meaning

In islam on November 17, 2008 at 10:42 am

In general, the term Subhan’Allah can mean ‘Glorious is Allah’ or ‘Exalted is Allah’. But the meaning of the word goes deeper and is insightful than that.

Mohammed bin AbeeBakr Abdulqader al-Razee, in his classic book “Mukhtar al-Sihah” explains the meaning of the word like this –

The meaning of subhanallah is making Allah pure, and it is bound to its original word (sabh, meaning void) as if he said, I verily absolve Allah from all evil.

Like he said, the origin for the word is sabh, voidness, or tasbeeh, making something void.

This would render the term Subhan’allah to mean Allah is void. However the word means more than that. Subhan’allah means ‘Allah is void of all evil’, where ‘of all evil’ is left unsaid but always understood by devout Muslims.

And this is the way Subhan’alla is used in the Quran. For example it says; “Subhanallah amma yasiffon – Void is Allah from that (evil) which they ascribe (to Him)”.

Some devout muslims also tend to look at the root word ‘sabh’ to mean ‘immersed in’. Hence Subhan’allah could also mean immersed in the almighty, being a part of Him.

The word is most commonly used by Muslims during their salat (prayer) and during khutba (sermons).


Chant or typing Subhan’allah has immense benefits. But one must type while simultaneously meditating upon the word and its deep meaning. Such a recital or typing will bring purity of thought, one-pointed concentration as well as increases ones understanding of Him. It also cleanses one’s soul and removes evil from the heart.

Type this chant or use ‘chant, copy, paste‘ method.

Allot time for daily chanting and try to stick to one schedule. If you typed Subhan’allah in the evening then type it everyday in the evening.

Start now, there is no better time like now.