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The Position of Invocation in Islam

Invocation is the core of worship; it comprises invoking God for particular matters and needs, and for the sake of worship. The latter encompasses all acts of worship that bring closer to God, inward and outward. Thus, all acts of worship may come under the scope of invocation. Then,
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The Throne Bearers’ Invocation for the Believers

So long as man is incapable of knowing his own interests, God—Exalted be He—showed him invocations in the Qur’an and others in the Prophet’s Tradition. ...
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With what shall we pray? To whom shall we pray?

Among the signs of God’s Mercy upon His creatures is that He taught them how to invoke Him just as He taught them how to worship Him. The best of invocations are the ones formulated by His Words; they are the best invocations by which we turn toward God, for they are from Him to Him.
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Fruit of Du’ā’ ar-Rābiṭa

With such ritual invocation, the Believer feels to be a member of the Radiant Procession—the Procession of Faith and Jihad—from Adam (peace be upon him) until the Day of Resurrection. The Believer who prays to God with this ritual invocation enters thereby within the Blessed Community
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Supplication 10

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful, O my Lord! Make me one who establishes regular Prayer, and also (raise such) among my offspring O our Lord! And accept You my Prayer. O Controller of the hearts! Make my heart steadfast in Your Dīn.
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The Position of Supplication

The level of one's dīn is equal to the nobility of his character, his metal, and his aspirations, be they high or low. In the same manner, the one who engages in much du’ā’ and is always standing at the door of his Lord has a higher level of faith than one who engages in little du’ā’.
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Supplication 9

O God! Unto You do I surrender. In You do I believe. Upon You do I rely. Unto You do I turn penitent. With Your aid do I dispute. O God! I seek refuge in Your Might, save You there is no other god, lest You send me astray. You are the Living One that dies not; whilst the Jinn and mank
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Supplication 8

O God ! Set aright my Dīn (Faith) which is the safeguard of my affairs. Set aright my world wherein is my living. Set aright my Hereafter whereto shall be my return. Let life be unto me (a source of) increase of every righteousness, and let death be unto me (a means of) relief from ev
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Supplication 7

O God! Forgive me my delinquency and my ignorance, my immoderation in my concerns, and also that (fault of mine) whereof you are better aware than myself...
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Supplication 6

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful, O my Lord! Grant unto me from You a progeny that is pure: for You are the Hearer of the prayer! O God! Cause me to thank You abundantly.
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Supplication 5

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful, Our Lord! Forgive us, and our brothers who came before us into the Faith, and leave not in our hearts rancor against those who believed. Our Lord! You are indeed Full of Kindness, Most Merciful. O God! There is no good except the good
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Supplication 4

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful, And say, "My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the incitements of the devils, and I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they be present with me." I seek refuge in the perfect Words of God from the evil of whatever I am scared from, or worr
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