Du’a of Light

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. I sincerely request you to make du’a that Allah SWT gives me the tawfeeq to share what I learn.

The following du’a is known as the Du’a of Light, which the Prophet (SAW) read after the 2 sunnahs of Fajr. The du’a is mentioned in Tirmidhi.

I have included the translation (from Mashhad al-Allaf’s translation of Ghazali’s Bidayat al Hidayah, and my own attempt at a transliteration, aswell as of course the original Arabic. I have made a PDF of this to aid memorisation.

Du’a of Light PDF

اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ رَحْمَةً مِنْ عِنْدِكَ تَهْدِي بِهَا قَلْبِي ، وَ تَجْمَعُ بِهَا شَمْلِي، وَ تَلُمُّ بِهَا شَعَثِي، وَ تَرُدُّ بِهَا أُلْفَتِي، وَتُصْلِحُ بِهَا دَيْنِي، وَ تَحْفَظُ بِهَا غَاءِبِي، وَ تَرْفَعُ بِهَا شَاهِدِي، وَ تُزَكِّي بِهَا عَمَلِي، وَ تُبَيِّضُ بِهَا وَجْهِي، وَ تُلْهِمَنِي بِهَا رُشْدِي، وَ تَقْضِي لِي بِهَا حَاجَتِي، وَ تَعْصِمُنِي بِهَا مِنْ كُلِّ سُوْءٍ، اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ إيْمَاناً خَالِصاً يُبَاشِرُ قَلْبِي، وَ يَقِيناً صَادِقاً حَتَّى أَعْلَمَ أَنَّهُ لَنْ يُصِيبَنِي إلَّا مَا كَتَبْتَهُ عَلَيَّ وَ رَضِّنِي بِمَا قَسَمْتَهُ لِي.

اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ إيْمَاناً صَادِقاً، وَ يَقِيناً لَيْسَ بَعْدَهُ كُفْرٌ، وَ أَسْأَلُكَ رَحْمَةً أَنَالُ بِهَا شَرَفَ كَرَامَتِكَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَ الْآخِرَةِ. اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْفَوْزَ عِنْدَ اللِقَاءِ ، وَ الصَّبْرُ عِنْدَ الْقَضَاءِ وَ مَنَازِلَ الشُّهَدَاءِ ، وَ عِيْشَ السُّعَدَاءِ ، وَ النَّصْرَ عَلَى الْأَعْدَاءِ ، وَ مُرَافَقَةَ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ. اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أُنْزِلُ بِكَ حَاجَتِيْ وَ إنْ ضَعُفَ رَأْيِيْ ، وَ قَصُرَ عَمَلِيْ ، وَ افْتَقَرْتُ إلَى رَحْمَتِكَ ، فَأَسْأَلُكَ يَا قَاضِيَ الْأُمُوْرِ ، وَ يَا شَافِيَ الصُّدُوْرِ ، كَمَا تُجِيْرُ بَيْنَ الْبُحُوْرِ أَنْ تُجِيْرُنِيْ مِنْ عَذَابِ السَّعِيْرِ ، وَ مِنْ دَعْوَةِ الثُّبُوْرِ وَ مِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْقُبُوْرِ . اللَّهُمَّ وَ مَا قَصُرَ عَنْهُ رَأْيِيْ وَ ضَعُفَ عَنْهُ عَمَلِيْ ، وَ لَمْ تَبْلُغْهُ نِيَّتِيْ وَ أُمْنِيَّتِيْ مَنْ خَيْرٍ وَ عَدْتَهُ أَحَداً مِنْ عِبَادِكَ ، أَوْ خَيْرٍ أَنْتَ مُعْطِيَهُ أَحَداً مِنْ خَلْقِكَ ، فَإنِّيْ أَرْغَبُ إلَيِكَ فِيْهِ ، وَ أَسْأَلُكَ إيَّاهُ يَا رَبَّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ. اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنَا هَادِيْنَ مُهْتَدِيْنَ غَيْرَ ضَالِّيْنَ وَ لا مُضِلِّيْنَ ، حَرْباً لِأَعْدَاءِكَ ، سِلْماً لِأَوْلِيَاءِكَ ، نُحِبُّ بِحُبِّكَ النَّاسَ ، وَ نُعَادِيْ بِعَدَاوَتِكَ مِنْ خَالَفَكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ. اللَّهُمَّ هَذَا الدُّعَاءُ ، وَ عَلَيْكَ الْإجَبَةُ ، وَ هَذَا الْجُهْدُ وَ عَلَيْكَ التُّكْلانُ ، وَ إنَّا لِلَّهِ وَ إنَّا إلَيْهِ رَاجِعُوْنَ ، وَ لا حَوْلَ وَ لا قُوَّةَ إلاَّ بَا للهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْمِ . اللَّهُمَّ ذَا الْحَبْلِ الشَّدِيْدِ ، وَ الْأَمْرِ الرَّشِيْدِ ، أَسْأَلُكَ الْأَمْنَ يَوْمَ الْوَعِيْدِ ، وَ الْجَنَّةَ يَوْمَ الْخُلُوْدِ ، مَعَ الْمُقَرَّبِيْنَ الشُهُوْد ، الرُكَّعِ السُّجُوْدِ ، وَ الْمُوْفِيْنَ لَكَ بَالْعُهُوْدِ، إنَّكَ رَحِيْمُ وَدُوْدٌ ، وَ إنَّكَ تَفْعَلُ مَا تُرِيْدُ ، سُبْحَانَ مَنْ تَعَطَّفَ بَالْعِزِّ وَ قَالَ بِهِ ، سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لَبِسَ الْمَجْدَ وَ تَكَرَّمَ بِهِ ، سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لا يَنْبَغِي التَّسْبِيْحُ إلاَّ لَهُ ، سُبْحَانَ ذِي الْفَضْلِ وَ النِّعَمِ ، سُبْحَانَ ذِي الْقُدْرَةِ وَ الْكَرَمِ ، سُبْحَانَ الَّذِيْ أَحْصَى كُلَّ شَيْءٍ بِعِلْمِهِ . اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ لِيْ نُوْراً فِيْ قَلْبِيْ ، وَ نُوْراً فِيْ قَبْرِيْ ، وَ نُوْراً فِيْ سَمْعِيْ ، وَ نُوْراً فِيْ بَصَرِيْ ، وَ نُوْراً فِيْ شَعْرِيْ ، وَ نُوْراً فِيْ بَشَرِيْ ، وَ نُوْراً فِيْ لَحْمِيْ ، وَ نُوْراً فِيْ دَمِيْ ، وَ نُوْراً فِيْ عِظَامِيْ ، وَ نُوْراً مِنْ بَيْنَ يَدَيَّ ، وَ نُوْراً مِنْ خَلْفِيْ ، وَ نُوْراً عَنْ يَمِيْنِيْ ، وَ نُوْراً عَنْ شِمَالِيْ ، وَ نُوْراً مِنْ فَوْقِيْ ، وَ نُوْراً مِنْ تَحْتِيْ ، اللَّهُمَّ زِدْنِيْ نُوْراً ، وَ أَعْظِمْ لِيْ نُوْراً ، وَ اجْعَلْ لِيْ نُوْراً بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ

Allahumma innee as’aluka rahmatan min ‘indika tahdee bihaa qalbee, wa tajma’u bihaa shamlee, wa talummu bihaa sha’athee, wa taruddu bihaa ulfatee, wa tuslihu bihaa deenee, wa tahfathu bihaa ghaa’ibee, wa tarfa’u bihaa shaahidee, wa tuzakkee bihaa ‘amalee, wa tubayyidhu bihaa wajhee, wa tulhimanee bihaa rushdee, wa taqdhee lee bihaa haajatee, wa ta’simunee bihaa min kulli soo’, Allahumma innee as’aluka eemaanan khaalisan yubaashiru qalbee, wa yaqeenan saadiqan hattaa a’lamu annahu lan yuseebanee illa ma katabtahu ‘alayya wa radhdhinee bimaa qasamtahu lee.

Allahumma innee as’aluka eemaanan saadiqan wa yaqeenan laysa ba’dahu kufr, wa as’aluka rahmatan anaalu bihaa sharafa karaamatika fiddunya wal aakhirah, Allahumma innee as’alukal fawza ‘indal liqaa, was sabru ‘indal qadhaa, wa manaazilash shuhadaa, wa ‘eeshas su’adaa, wan nasra ‘alal a’adaa, wa muraafaqatal ambiyaa/

Allahumma innee unzilu bika haajatee wa in dha’ufa ra’yee, wa qasura ‘amalee, waftaqartu ilaa rahmatik, fa as’aluka yaa qadhiyal umoor, wa yaa shaafiyas sudoor, kamaa tujeeru baynal buhoori an tujeerunee min ‘athaabis sa’eer, wa min da’watith thuboor wa min fitnatil quboor. Allahumma wa maa qasura ‘anhu ra’yee wa dha’ufa ‘anhu ‘amalee, wa lam tablugh-hu niyyatee wa umniyyatee min khayrin wa ‘adtahu ahadan min ‘ibaadik, aw khayrin anta mu’tiyahu ahadan min khalqik, fa innee arghabu ilayka feeh, wa as’aluka iyyahu yaa rabbal ‘aalameen.

Allahummaj ‘alnaa haadeena muhtadeena ghayra dhaalleena wa la mudhilleen, harban li a’daa’ik, silman li awliyaa’ik, nuhibbu bi hubbikan naas, wa nu’aadee bi’adaawatika min khaalafaka min khalqik

Allahumma haathad du’aa, wa ‘alaykal ijaabah, wa haathal juhdu wa ‘alaykat tuklaan, wa inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon, wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa billahil ‘aliyyil atheem.

Allahumma thal hablish shadeed wal amrir rasheed, as’alukal amna yawmal wa’eed, wal jannata yawmal khulood, arruka’is sujood wal moofeena laka bil ‘uhood, innaka raheemu waduud, wa innaka taf’alu ma tureed. Subhaana man ta’attafa bil ‘izzi wa qaala bih. Subhaana man labisal majda wa takarrama bih, subhaana man laa yambaghit tasbeehu illa lah. Subhaana thil fadhli wan ni’am. Subhaana thil qudrati wal karam. Subhanallathee ahsaa kulla shay’in bi ‘ilmih.

Allahummaj ‘alnee nooran fee qalbee, wa nooran fee qabee, wa nooran fee sam’ee, wa nooran fee basaree, wa nooran fee sha’ree, wa nooran fee basharee, wa nooran dee lahmee, wa nooran fee damee, wa nooran fee ‘ithaamee, wa nooran mim bayna yadayy, wa nooran min khalfee, wa nooran ‘an yameenee, wa nooran ‘an shimaalee, wa nooran min fawqee, wa nooran min tahtee. Allahumma zidnee nooraa, wa a’thim lee nooraa, waj ‘allee nooraa bi rahmatika yaa arham arraahimeen.

O God, I beseech Thee for Thy mercy from Thee to guide my heart, to settle my affairs, to order my disorder, to repel temptation, to reform my conduct, to preserve my secret thoughts to raise up my visible act, to purify my works, to make my face white, to inspire me to walk straight, to direct me aright, to satisfy all my needs and to keep from all evil.

O God, I beseech Thee for pure faith to fill my heart; O God, I beseech thee for true certainty so that I may know that nothing will befall me except what Thou hast written down for me and for glad acceptance of what Thou hast allotted to me. O God I beseech Thee for true and certain faith which no unbelief follows; and I beseech Thee for mercy whereby I may receive the privilege of They regard in this world and the next.

O God I beseech Thee for patience with destiny, for salvation in the Encounter (on the Day of Judgment), and for the mansions of the martyrs and the life of the blessed, for succor against enemies and the companionship of the prophets.

O God I come to Thee in my need; my thought is weak, I fall short in my actions, I am in dire needs of Thy mercy. I therefore beseech Thee, O judge of all things, O Healer of men’s breasts, that, as Thou dost rescue from the midst of the seas, Thou wouldest rescue me from the punishment of the Fire, the torment of the tombs and the imprecation of destruction, O God; and wherever my thought has been too weak, my actions too imperfect and my intention and desire too ineffective to achieve some good. Thou hast promised to one of Thy servants or some good Thou givest to one of Thy creatures, I pray and beseech Thee for that, O Lord of the Worlds.

O God, make us to guide and to be guided aright, not to errand lead astray, at war with They enemies and at peace with Thy friends, loving men with Thy love and hostile with Thy hostility to those of Thy creatures who have oppressed Thee.

O God, this is my prayer, but it is for Thee to answer, this is my utmost endeavor, but in Thee is my trust. And we are God’s to Him we are returning; there is no power nor might save with God, the high and mighty.

O God of the faithful covenant and wise command, I beseech Thee to protect me on the day of doom and to grant me Paradise in the day of eternity, along with the saints and the martyrs who bow and prostrate themselves before Thee, and those who fulfill their covenant with Thee, verily Thou art merciful and loving and doest what Thou wilt.

Praise be to Him Who is characterized by might and holds it. Praise be to Him Who is clothed and adorned with glory. Praise be to Him Who alone is to be praised. Praise Him for His grace and favour. Praise Him for His power and goodness. Praise Him Whose knowledge encompasses all things.

O God, grant me light in my heart and light in my tomb, light in my hearing and light in my seeing, light in my hair and light in my skin, light in my flesh and light in my blood and light in my bones, light before me, light behind me, light to right of me, light to left of me, light above me, light beneath me. O God, increase my light and give me the greatest light of all. Of Thy mercy grant me light, O Thou most merciful.

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~ by Imran on February 25, 2008.

3 Responses to “Du’a of Light”

  1. As-salamu ‘alaykum,

    Jazak’Allah khair for putting this up since I was searching for the arabic version of the dua when I came across it in Bidayat al Hidayah.

    Fee Amaanillah Ameen

  2. Wa alaikum asalaam, wa iyyaki. With permission, I may post the du’as found in Bidayat al Hidayah in the same format.

  3. jazakallah khair

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