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Memorize Rabbana Dua 16 – {QUR’AN 3:193}

Rabbana Dua 16


Rabbana innana samiAAnamunadiyan yunadee lil-eemani an aminoobirabbikum faamanna rabbana faghfirlana thunoobana wakaffir AAannasayyi-atina watawaffana maAAa al-abrar

Our Lord, indeed we have heard a caller calling to faith, [saying], ‘Believe in your Lord,’ and we have believed. Our Lord, so forgive us our sins and remove from us our misdeeds and cause us to die with the righteous.

Audio – Reciter (Saad Al Ghamadi)

Earlier in this verse we learned that ‘those of understanding’ have heard the call of the caller to faith and have declared, “…we have believed.” Their profession of faith is not mere lip service but rather a sincere declaration of lifelong servitude to Allah subhanawatala. They have accepted the responsibility of acting upon the words they have uttered and conveying the message to future generations.

Those that call to Allah are indeed an exclusive and elite group. They are identified by their sincerity and selflessness and their love for Allah, His Messengers and His creation. Authentic knowledge and keen insight instills in them humility and gentleness and people gravitate towards them because the beauty of the deen shines through their manners and dealings. Allah subhanawatala praises them in Sura Fussilat,

And who is better in speech than one who invites to Allah and does righteousness and says, “Indeed, I am of the Muslims.”
{Surah Fussilat 41: Verse 33}

Yet the Olee al-albab (those of understanding) do not wear their Eman like a badge of privilege or exclusivity. They humbly offer their eman and ask for forgiveness while being keenly aware of the fact that their faith is tainted with sins and misdeeds. They beg Allah to conceal their major sins (zunb) so that they are not called to account for it. They also ask Allah subhanawatala to overlook and wipe off their minor sins (sayyiah) with their good deeds. Their final request is that in the end they should be reunited with the ‘Abrar,’ (those who remained true to the promise they made with Allah and were steadfast and obedient to the end.) Prophet Yusuf also prayed to Allah,

“…Cause me to die a Muslim and join me with the righteous.”
{Surah Yusuf 12: Verse 101}


  • We must be equally fearful of our sins and our righteous deeds; both can be the source of our downfall. Being carefree of our sins and condescending about our righteous deeds will lead to our ruin.
  • The righteous do not rest until their last breath.

A lifetime,
Of Reflection,
Remembrance and Repentance
No respite,
No rest upon this path,
Reprimand your nafs,
Keep it in check.
Then let your voice be heard,
With the name of your Rubb.
Know that you will never,
Be worthy.
The nights of ibadah,
The days of toil,
A trifling pittance offered,
To relax in the company of the Righteous,
For all of Eternity.

We hope that Allah subhanawatala will accept their dua and our dua and make us worthy of the company of the righteous in this world and the next, Our Lord, indeed we have heard a caller calling to faith, [saying], ‘Believe in your Lord,’ and we have believed. Our Lord, so forgive us our sins and remove from us our misdeeds and cause us to die with the righteous.


  • http://quran.com/3/190-196
  • http://www.calltoislam.com/pdf/
  • The%20Manners%20Of%20The%20Callers%20To%20Islam%20-%20Shaykh%20Abdul-Azeez%20Ibn%20Baaz.pdf

Please memorize this Rabbana dua and share it with your friends and family.

Authored by Sabeen Mansoori
Edited by Shamsiya Noorul Quloob

Prophet Muhammad - "Convey (knowledge) from me even if it is just one ayah" [Bukhari 3461]

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