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Published on March 2nd, 2019 | by Eaalim Institute | Views: 358

My Favorite Dua in the Quran by Nouman Ali Khan – Illustrated | Subtitled


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There’s a powerful expression in the Quran,
it’s captured in two words, those two words

are Qurrota A’yun, the coolness of the eyes.

A simple translation will yield coolness of
the eyes and it’s mentioned in a number of

occasions, it is also found in a hadith of
the Messenger (S.A.W).

Okay, before I tell you how it’s used in sacred
texts, I want to tell you how the ancient

Arabs used to use this figure of speech, this
expression, it’s really a figure of speech

so we can’t really understand it literally,
it means something more.

In the Arab idiom, there were two expressions,
without getting too technical with you guys,

there’s the eyes becoming cool and the eyes
becoming warm, that’s the first thing I’d

like you to know.

The Arabs had two figures of speech, the eyes
becoming cool and the eyes becoming warm.

When somebody is shedding tears of sorrow,
they are suffering the worst kind of fate,

they are in deep depression and sadness and
calamity, then when you would look at them,

the Arab would say at least, his eyes have
become warm.

One of the worst curses you can curse upon
someone in the Arabic language, in ancient

Arabic, May Allah make his eyes warm, means
may he suffer the worst kinds of sorrows in

his life.

The exact opposite is what?

The eyes becoming cool, for your sorrows,
for your sadness, for your pains to be removed

completely and for you to feel peace and tranquility
and joy like nothing else and I’ll give you,

I’ll give you a simple example of coolness
and warmth of the eyes before I continue.

Imagine you’re at the airport, right and there’s
a pair of a mother and a son and another mother

and another son but this mother is saying
farewell to her son, he is flying off somewhere

and the other mother is greeting her son who
flew in from somewhere and both of the mothers

are crying but one of them, their eyes is
cool and the others the eyes are warm, one

is shedding tears of joy; she sees her son
after many years, she’s crying too but these

are eyes becoming cool, the other is letting
go of her son, these are what?

The eye is becoming warm; you understand the
difference, right?

Now another, you know, a few pieces of context
before I go further; the poet in Arabia says

that the eyes of my tribe will remain warm
and he’s actually an assassin also, yeah poets

are assassins is kind of an Arab thing I guess
but so he’s waiting on a sand dune, waiting

to kill the tribe leader that has offended
his tribe and he makes poetry in the meantime,

I guess he has got a lot of time, so he says
my tribes eyes will remain warm until my dagger

is warm, is warm with his blood, in other
words when I kill this guy then my tribes

eyes will become cool, the rage, the frustration,
the humiliation they feel will only disappear

upon this guy’s death, that’s what I’m here
to do to cool the eyes of my tribe, you understand?

So it’s a means of relieving frustration and
anger and ill feelings, that’s how in which

context it’s used but then there’s a final
context that I want to share with you in Arabic

literature with this expression, it sounds
very beautiful actually.

The Arab used to travel in the desert and
there’s a sandstorm and in a sandstorm, the

Arab would, you know, wrap his face up because
obviously your face is being pounded with

sand, now the camel on which he is riding,
Allah created the camel in magnificent fashion,

the eyelids of the camel actually traps sand
and drop them, it doesn’t even have to blink,

it’s got a screen in front of its eyes that
capture sand and drops it, we don’t have that

you know that screen system in our eyes but
the camel does, but now the rider, he can’t

afford to cover his eyes, can he?

Because if he covers his eyes, what’s the

He doesn’t know where he’s going, so he has
to keep his eyes exposed and so finally he

finds a cave, he finds some refuge and he
says interestingly, my eyes have finally become


Cool, in other words, in literature we find
the precedent of the eyes becoming cool equated

with finding refuge from a storm, finding
refuge from a storm.

Now I’ve set the stage for you for what this
expression stands for but I still haven’t

told you my favorite Du’a though I recited
it in the beginning, this is at the conclusion

of the 25th Surah of the Quran, Allah Azza
wa Jal says, Rabbana, He tells us to say,

Wallazeena Yaqoolon, ‘Those who say’, Rabbana
Hab lana min Azwajina wathurriyytina Qurrata

Aaayunn Waja Aalna lilmuttaqeena Imama, ‘Our
Master, our Lord, gift us, grant us,’ you

know in Quran, we find Aatina, give us, Aa’tina,
to give a grand gift, Wa la habb, gift us,

an unexpected gift, a beautiful gift, Hub
Lana, this is the gift you’re asking Allah

to give you and Lana is Muqqadam, this prepositional
phrase is brought earlier especially for us,

whereas asking for a special favor to Allah
and what is this favor that we’re asking Allah

Azza wa Jal?

Grant us from our spouses and not just our
children, which is Aulaad, Thurriyaatina,

you know wa Thurriyaatina; future generations
of us, in other words you’re not even asking

for your immediate children but your lineage,
you know for generations to come, grant us

from all of them coolness of eyes, make our
eyes cool by means of our spouses and by means

of our children and I say, this is my favorite
Du’a for a reason, one; I’m married and I

do have children and a spouse but two; all
of us, all of us have to appreciate the power

of this Du’a because of the crisis of the
world today, the world’s fundamental institution

of family is under attack, most of the people
here, even Muslims are not immune from this

problem, in many of our homes, the storm that
I said when you find coolness of the eyes;

you find refuge from the storm, the storm
is not outside the house, the storm is inside

the house and you have to get away from home
to get away from the yelling and the screaming

and the name calling and the insults and the
depression and the sadness and the friction

between husband and wife and parents and children,
our homes are broken, brother is not talking

to brother, parents are not talking to children,
how many of all the Shyookh, I can bet you,

I can almost guarantee you, all of the speakers
that have come to this conference, some mother,

some father, some husband, some wife has come
up to them and said I’ve got this problem,

I can’t talk to my kid, he yells at me, we
can’t talk and he’s doing these things, I

don’t know how to stop, my husband, my wife
this, my husband this, Subhan Allah, this

is a crisis inside the home and what better
Du’a to ask, the exact opposite, you know,

the family has become a place of sorrow, of
depression, of sadness, of anger, of rage,

people feel like they want to escape it and
here Allah tells us to ask so perfectly, so

eloquently that the home should become the
place of refuge, it’s like the outside world

is a storm and you suffer on the outside and
your refuge, your safe haven is those doorsin your home, is your spouse, is your children
when you see them your worries disappear.

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