Learn the exact same du’a Prophet Ibrahim (as) recited:
رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا ۖ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ
Rabbanaa taqabbal minnaa innaka Antas Samee’ul Aleem
“Our Lord, accept [this] from us. Indeed You are the Hearing, the Knowing.”
Surah Baqarah Ayat 127
- Prophet Ibrahim (as) did not miss any opportunity to praise Allah and to ask for his approval. Imagine after having built the Kaaba you still prayed to Allah (swt) asking him to accept whatever good you’ve just done.
- Keeping Allah at the forefront of your mind shows your niyyah (intentions). It is clear that whatever good you do, you do it for the sake of Allah.
This is an example of a behavior that should be modeled by all Muslims.
“And [mention] when Abraham was raising the foundations of the House and [with him] Ishmael” (2:127)
Prophet Ibrahim (as) and his son Ishmael (may peace be upon them) had done something amazing — they built the Kaaba. After having finished, they were mindful and conscious of Allah (swt) and sought his approval. They wanted to make sure that whatever good they had done would be accepted by Him.
So, they called out in worship saying, Rabbanaa taqabbal minnaa innaka Antas Samee’ul Aleem, meaning, “Our Lord, accept [this] from us. Indeed You are the Hearing, the Knowing.”
The lesson we can learn here is whenever we engage in some virtuous act, we should ask Allah to accept it. This not only shows our niyyah (intention) is pure but also serves as a reminder that whatever good we do, we do it for the sake of Allah.
To Him is the final destination, we must live with this truth at the forefront of our minds. All our actions and behaviors should reflect this reality. If you get in the habit of consciously and deliberately remembering Allah in all that you do, it can protect you from making a bad decision that you’ll later regret.
Dua Prophet Ibrahim made for child
رَبِّ هَبْ لِي مِنَ الصَّالِحِينَ
Rabbi hab lee minas saaliheen
“My Lord, grant me [a child] from among the righteous.”
Du’a Prophet Ibrahim made in fire
حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ
hasbunal laahu wa ni’malwakeel
“Sufficient for us is Allah, and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs.”
Did you know both Prophet Muhammad (saws) and Prophet Ibrahim (as) offered the exact same du’a when they needed Allah’s help the most.
The Qur’an mentions this du’a in Surah Imran ayat 173 but the context here was during the battle of Uhud. In the Qur’an it does not mention that Prophet Ibrahim (as) offered the same du’a. However, we learn in Sahih Bukhari 4564:
Narrated Ibn Abbas: The last statement of Abraham when he was thrown into the fire was:–“Allah is Sufficient for us and He is the Best Disposer (of affairs for us).” (3.173)