Q: I have decided to put on paper all duas I make to Allah to kindly ask you which of them I can replace with duas from Quran. Could you please let me know if there are duas in Quran that can be used for the situations described below? Please take as much time as needed to answer this question in shaa Allah. I am sorry it is a bit long and I can in shaa Allah wait. Which dua from Quran should I read for the guidance of my non-Muslim family, considering my father died and I hope he died as Muslim but only Allah knows? He was atheist, then got sick and I gave him Quran to read, nothing changed, but when he got worse and couldn’t speak anymore I told him to say shahada (inwardly) and after few days he died. I have mother, brother and sister. I also pray for hidayat for my brother’s wife and her shia family. Which duas from Quran to be read: for asking Allah to make a difficulty easy for me? to show Allah my thankfulness for hidayyat, everything He gives me and helps me and for His love, for everything and bless me with deeds He will accept? for asking Allah to stop the disease He sent upon me? to be forgiven for all my big sins, cure my soul, erase my past and make me happy with Him Alone worshipping Him in a right way? to show me the straight path in a time when there are so many deviations and to lead me on it with His Love and Care? to praise Him in a way He deserves and will be pleased with and will accept? to show me on the things He is not happy in me and to help to get rid of them? for asking Allah to stop the test He sent upon me? for asking Allah to cure me from waswasa and keep shaytans away from me? to ask Allah to worship Him in a way that He is pleased with me and how to pay back all my salah and Ramadan qadhas in a way that He is pleased with me (and to make it easy for me)? to ask Allah to make my ibadat easy, to make it happiness for me and to give me blessed life dedicated to Him which He will accept from me? for asking Allah to bless me to be rely only on Him, be in need only in Him, fear only Him, ask all only from Him and expect all only from Him and not to be in need in anything or anyone except Him, to make and wish only what He will be pleased with and do all for Him Alone, to be Happy with Him Alone and that he is sufficient to me and that He lets me die as a Muslim to be one of His favorite and close slaves, to get His special Love and contentment and blessings for rescuing me from the torment of death, grave and on the day of Judgment, as well as to be in a shadow on that day and to be close to Him in Jannah in a beautiful palace (dua of Asya) I pray for Muslim umma to have all I ask for myself or there is a better dua for the umma? I also pray for non-Muslims to have hidayyat and all I ask for myself, is this correct in shaa Allah?
A: Make du`aa for the hidaayat of all that are alive and those that have died with imaan make du`aa for their forgiveness. Further recite the Mu`awwazatain after every salaah, before sleeping and upon awakening.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)