Opening Supplications in Salat

Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
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Opening Supplications in Salat (79)
Upon getting up to pray in the midst of the night, the Messenger of Allah would say: 'Allãhumma lakal-hamdu, 'anta noorus-samãwãti wal-'ardhi wa man feehinna, walakal-hamdu 'anta qayyãmus-samãwãti wal 'ardhi wa man feehinna, walakal-hamdu, 'anta rabbus samãwãi' wal 'ardhi waman feehinna, [walakal-hamdu], 'antal-haqqu, wa wa`dukal-haqqu, wa qawlukal-haqqu, wa liqã'uka haqqun, wal-jannatu haqqun, wan-nãru haqqun, wan-nabiyyoona haqqun, wa muhammadun haqqun, wassã`atu haqqun, 'allãhamma laka 'aslamtu wa bika 'ãmentu, wa `alayka tawakkaltu, wa 'ilayka 'anabtu, wa bika khãsamtu, wa 'ilayka hãkemtu, faghfirlee mã qaddamtu wa mã 'akh-khartu, wa mã 'asrartu wa ma 'a`lantu, 'anta 'ilãhee, lã 'ilãha 'illã 'anta(94)
Footnotes

(94) O' my 'ilãh to You is all praise, You are The Noor (Light) of the Heavens and Earth and those in them. And to You is all praise You are the one that makes the Heavens, Earth, and those in them run, and to You is all praise. You are the Sustainer of the Heavens and the Earth and those in them, [and to You is all praise,] You are The Truth, your promise is the truth, your Statements are the truth, meeting You is truth, Paradise is truth, Hell-Fire is truth, the prophets are truth, Muhammad is truth, and the Hour is truth. O' my 'ilãh to You I have surrendered, in You I have committed faith, unto You I have entrusted my concerns, to You I have turned in penitence, in your cause I have contended, and to your rules I have governed my affairs. So forgive me that which I have set forth, that which I have delayed, that which I have kept secret, and that which I have made known. You are my 'ilãh, there is no 'ilãh except You.

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Agreed upon by Bukhãri and Muslim, and Al-Albãni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #67.

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