Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Du'a for Allah's (s.w.t.) Protection from Calamities & Misfortunes
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following du’a was taught by one of my shuyukh, Shaykh Ahmad ‘Arif. I normally recite it after every swalah as part of my wirid and dzikr. However, I end the du’a with the recitation of swalawat.
Abu Darda’ al-Answari (r.a.) was a great swahabah and the bond brother of Salman al-Farisi (r.a.). He was a trader of the al-Harits clan of Banu Khazraj and converted to Islam after the Battle of Badr. He later became a qadhi in Syria during the reign of Caliph ‘Utsman ibn al-‘Affan (r.a.). He passed away in Syria in 32 A.H. / 652 A.D. He was buried with his wife, Umm ad-Darda’ (r.a.) and their maqam can still be seen.