Honorable readers, I have written this book for common people. If we look at the blessed life of Prophet Muhammad (S), we will find that at every moment and on every occasion, he (S) would remember Allah, calling upon Him and asking for His Help. Allah the Almighty has ordered us to seek help from none other than Him. We should therefore ask from Allah repeatedly with sincerity at all times. Our Lord said:
"Wa qaala rabbukum ud'unee astajib lakum" ("Call upon Me; I will answer your prayers"). Remember that duas (supplications) are themselves great acts of worship.
Honorable readers, there is not a person in this world who is not facing some sort of difficulty. Anyone can strengthen their bond with Allah simply by making supplications to Him. We can seek relief from our difficulties and problems by directly calling upon Allah without the need for any mediators between us and our Lord. Allah has blessed us with immeasurably great blessings, and it is incumbent upon every human being to thank their Lord, their Creator and Master, for all of the countless blessings which they are surrounded by throughout their lives.
The Messenger of Allah (S), who is the ummah's greatest teacher, has informed us that we should remember Allah throughout the day. From the very moment we wake up in the morning until we sleep at night, we should call out to Allah seeking His help in everything we do. He (S) taught his ummah supplications which protect a person from various afflictions they may face.
For this book, I have chosen only the most important supplications, so that our common people are able to memorize them with ease from a single book. It has been the ardent desire of the management at Darussalam for quite some time to publish this book with a beautiful design and layout to make it attractive and easy for people to learn from. Furthermore, I have also added some instructions and manners related to the supplications in order to assist the readers in understanding and implementing the duas. It is important that parents also memorize these supplications themselves as it will greatly help their children in memorizing them too.