Goodness of the world and hereafter

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

 

O our Rabb, grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter and save us from the punishment of the fire (of Jahannam)

 The word Rab-banaa is a great word. Hadrat Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb explains that little children call unto their fathers for any problems by calling them Abba. However, many of us have lost our Abba (father). For such people, they have someone that is more than a father and that is their Rabba. When a child in bullied by other children in school then he immediately calls his Abba (father). If the other child’s father also turns up and he is physically stronger then the Abba of the bullied child may also disappear, but our Rabba will never ever disappear as he is not afraid of anyone, nor will he get weak or retire.

When we take the name of our Rabb then reflect on the meaning of Rabb (i.e. that being who has brought us from non-existence into existence).

In the first portion of the Dua we supplicate for goodness in this world. There are seven commentaries of “goodness in this world” which are as follows,

1. “O Allah! Grant me a pious wife.”

2. “O Allah! Grant me pious children.”

3. “O Allah! Grant me Halaal sustenance.”

4. “O Allah! Grant me knowledge of Deen.”

5. “O Allah! Grant me understanding of Deen.”

6. “O Allah! Grant me the company of the pious.”

7. “O Allah! Grant me the praises of the people.”

The Tafseer of good in the hereafter is as follows,

“O Allah! Forgive us abundantly, without any measure.”

“O Allah! Grant us Jannat.”

This is a very concise Dua with many requests, thus it should be recited abundantly.

Reference: 

  • Kitaab Masnoon Duas