Du`a of the Week: After completing wudu

INVOCATION AFTER WUDU أَشْهَدُ أنْ لَا إِلهَ إلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهُ وَ أشْهَدُ أنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَ رَسُوْلُهُ. اللّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِيْ مِنَ التَّوَّابِيْنَ وَ اجْعَلْنِيْ مِنَ الْمُتَطَهِّرِيْنَ Transliteration: Ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illaAllahu...

A Life Lesson Found in Death

Last night, I drove to Chicago to visit the home of close family friends.  Their mother passed away rather suddenly due to an unexpected heart attack.  The eldest son and I are close friends since elementary school, and her second son and I became close friends when...

Du`a of the week: When performing/starting wudu

PERFORMING WUDU أللهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِيْ ذَنْبِيْ وَ وَسِّعْ لِيْ فِيْ دَارِيْ وَ بَارِكْ لِيْ فِيْ رِزْقِيْ Transliteration: Allahumma-ghfirlee dhambee wa was`ilee fee daaree wa baarik lee fee rizqee. Translation: O Allah, forgive me my sins and expand for me within my...

Du`a of the week: Looking in the mirror

LOOKING IN THE MIRROR أللّهُمَّا كَمَا حَسَّنْتَ خَلْقِيْ فَحَسِّنْ خُلُقِيْ Transliteration: Allahumma kamaa Hassanta khalqee fa Hassin khuluqee. Translation: O Allah, as you have beautified my exterior, so beautify my character.   The following are etiquettes...