Duas for purifying the heart and the tongue

 

The following was translated from:

http://www.binbaz.org.sa/node/9176

 

Question: What is the dua to purify the heart from resentment and jealousy and to purify the tongue from backbiting, tale-carrying, and lying?

 

Answer (Shaikh Bin Baz): The male or female Muslim makes dua for everything that benefits him with regards to that. So he says (for example):

 

اللهُمَّ طَهِّرْ قَلْبِي مِنْ كُلِّ خُلُقٍ لا يُرْضِيْكَ

“O Allaah, purify my heart from every characteristic that is not pleasing to You.”

 

اللهُمَّ طَهِّرْ قَلْبِي مِنَ الغِلِّ والحِقْدِ والحَسَدِ والكِبْرِ

“O Allaah, purify my heart from hatred, resentment, jealousy, and arrogance.”

 

اللهُمَّ طَهِّرْ قَلْبِي مِنْ كُلِّ سُوْءٍ ، وَمِنْ كُلِّ أَذَى ، وَمِنْ كُلِّ دَاءٍ

“O Allaah, purify my heart from every evil, from every harm, and from every disease.”

 

All of these are good things to say. So when the male or female Muslim makes dua with the likes of these duas, then that is good. He can use general words (like):

(Translator’s Note: Shaikh Ibn Baz is mostly giving examples of things people can say using general wordings (i.e. not a specifically worded dua from the Quran or Sunnah). He also mentions two specifically worded duas from the authentic Sunnah whose references can be found in the footnotes.)

 

اللهُمَّ طَهِّرْ قَلْبِي مِنْ كُلِّ سُوْءٍ

“O Allaah purify my heart from every evil.”

 

اللهُمَّ طَهِّرْ قَلْبِي مِنْ كُلِّ مَا يُغْضِبُكَ

“O Allaah, purify my heart from everything which angers You.”

 

اللهُمَّ طَهِّرْ قَلْبِي مِنْ كُلِّ غِلٍّ وَحِقْدٍ وَحَسَدٍ، وَكِبْرٍ

“O Allaah, purify my heart from all hatred, resentment, jealousy, and arrogance.”

 

And what is similar to that (from expressions).  And he says:

 

اللهُمَّ يَا مُقَلِّبَ القُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِي عَلَى دِيْنِكَ

“O Allaah, O Turner of the hearts, keep my heart firm upon your religion”[1]

 

يَا مُصَرِّفَ القُلُوْبِ صَرِّفْ قَلْبِي عَلَى طَاعَتِكَ

And, “O Turner of the hearts, turn my heart to your obedience”[2]

 

 

اللهُمَّ أَصْلِحْ قَلْبِي وَعَمَلِي

“O Allaah, make my heart and my deeds upright.”

 

اللهُمَّ أَصْلِحْ قَلْبِي وَعَمَلِي

“O Allaah, make my heart and my deeds upright.”

 

اللهُمَّ طَهِّرْ قَلْبِي مِنْ كُلِّ سُوْءٍ

“O Allaah, purify my heart from every evil.”

 

اللهُمَّ طَهِّرْ قَلْبِي مِنْ كُلِّ دَاءٍ

“O Allaah, purify my heart from every disease.”

 

اللهُمَّ طَهِّرْ قَلْبِي وَجَوَارِحِي مِنْ كُلِّ سُوْءٍ

“O Allaah, purify my heart and my limbs from every evil.”

 

اللهُمَّ طَهِّرْ قَلْبِي وَجَوَارِحِي مِنْ كُلِّ مَا يُغْضِبُكَ

“O Allaah, purify my heart and my limbs from everything that angers You.”

 

 

All of these are good, appropriate words (to say). Jazaakumullaahu khairan.

 

 

Footnotes

 

 

 

[1] Shaikh Albaanee declared it to be saheeh in Saheeh al Adab al Mufrad (527)

[2] With the wording:

اللَّهمَّ مُصَرِّفَ القُلُوبِ صَرِّفْ قُلُوبَنا على طاعَتِكَ

Narrated by Abdullah bin ‘Amr, collected in Saheeh Muslim, Book of al-Qadr (divine decree)

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