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Submitters Perspective

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Prayers from the Quran

Imploring God and asking His Forgiveness and Mercy is one of traits of the believers (4:106, 11:90…).  Supplication to God is a form of worship (40:60). God is the only one who can answer our prayers, and can help us.

[2:186] When My servants ask you about Me, I am always near. I answer their prayers when they pray to Me. The people shall respond to Me and believe in Me, in order to be guided.

There are many beautiful prayers in the Quran that we can reflect on and use them as a guide for our supplication to God. We list some of them below, starting with the The Key (al-Fâtehah).

[1:1-7] In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Praise be to GOD, Lord of the universe.
Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Master of the Day of Judgment.
You alone we worship; You alone we ask for help.
Guide us in the right path:
the path of those whom You blessed; not of those who have deserved wrath, nor of the strayers.

[2:128] “Our Lord, make us submitters to You, and from our descendants let there be a community of submitters to You. ... redeem us. You are the Redeemer, Most Merciful.

[2:201] ... “Our Lord, grant us righteousness in this world, and righteousness in the Hereafter, and spare us the retribution of Hell.”

[2:250] ... “Our Lord, grant us steadfastness, strengthen our foothold, and support us against the disbelieving people.”

[2:285] ... Forgive us, our Lord. To You is the ultimate destiny.”

[2:286] ... “Our Lord, do not condemn us if we forget or make mistakes. Our Lord, and protect us from blaspheming against You, like those before us have done. Our Lord, protect us from sinning until it becomes too late for us to repent. Pardon us and forgive us. You are our Lord and Master. Grant us victory over the disbelieving people.”

[3:8] “Our Lord, let not our hearts waver, now that You have guided us. Shower us with Your mercy; You are the Grantor.

[3:16] They say, “Our Lord, we have believed, so forgive us our sins, and spare us the agony of the hellfire.”

[3:53] “Our Lord, we have believed in what You have sent down, and we have followed the messenger; count us among the witnesses.”

[3:147] ... “Our Lord, forgive us our sins, and our transgressions, strengthen our foothold, and grant us victory over the disbelievers.”

[3:191] They remember GOD while standing, sitting, and on their sides, and they reflect upon the creation of the heavens and the earth: “Our Lord, You did not create all this in vain. Be You glorified. Save us from the retribution of Hell.

[3:193] “Our Lord, we have heard a caller calling to faith and proclaiming: `You shall believe in your Lord,’ and we have believed. Our Lord, forgive us our transgressions, remit our sins, and let us die as righteous believers.

[3:194] “Our Lord, shower us with the blessings you promised us through Your messengers, and do not forsake us on the Day of Resurrection. You never break a promise.”

[4:75]  Why should you not fight in the cause of GOD when weak men, women, and children are imploring: “Our Lord, deliver us from this community whose people are oppressive, and be You our Lord and Master.”

[5:83] ... “Our Lord, we have believed, so count us among the witnesses.

[7:23] ... “Our Lord, we have wronged our souls, and unless You forgive us and have mercy on us, we will be losers.”

[7:89] “We would be blaspheming against GOD if we reverted to your religion after GOD has saved us from it. How could we revert back to it against the will of GOD our Lord? Our Lord’s knowledge encompasses all things. We have put our trust in GOD. Our Lord, grant us a decisive victory over our people. You are the best supporter.”

[7:126] ... “Our Lord, grant us steadfastness, and let us die as submitters.”

[7:155-156] ... You are our Lord and Master, so forgive us, shower us with Your mercy; You are the best Forgiver. “And decree for us righteousness in this world, and in the Hereafter. ...

[14:35] ... “My Lord, make this a peaceful land, and protect me and my children from worshipping idols.

[14:40-41] “My Lord, make me one who consistently observes the Contact Prayers (Salat), and also my children. Our Lord, please answer my prayers. My Lord, forgive me and my parents, and the believers, on the day when the reckoning takes place.”

[17:24] ... “My Lord, have mercy on them [my parents], for they have raised me from infancy.”

[17:80] ... “My Lord, admit me an honorable admittance, and let me depart an honorable departure, and grant me from You a powerful support.”

[18:10] ... “Our Lord, shower us with Your mercy, and bless our affairs with Your guidance.”

[23:94] “My Lord, let me not be one of the transgressing people.”

[23:109] ...`Our Lord, we have believed, so forgive us and shower us with mercy. Of all the merciful ones, You are the Most Merciful.’

[25:65] ... “Our Lord, spare us the agony of Hell; its retribution is horrendous.

[25:74] ... “Our Lord, let our spouses and children be a source of joy for us, and keep us in the forefront of the righteous.”

[26:83] “My Lord, grant me wisdom, and include me with the righteous.

[26:87] “And do not forsake me on the Day of Resurrection.”

[40:7-9] ... “Our Lord, Your mercy and Your knowledge encompass all things. Forgive those who repent and follow Your path, and spare them the retribution of Hell. “Our Lord, and admit them into the gardens of Eden that You promised for them and for the righteous among their parents, spouses, and children. You are the Almighty, Most Wise. “And protect them from falling in sin. Whomever You

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