Complete Dhuha Prayer with Its Meaning and Benefits of Dhuha Practice in the Hereafter

If the obligatory prayer has been performed, it is also good to perform the dhuha prayer to complete our worship and have many opportunities for prayers to be answered by Allah SWT. We are also instructed to recite the dhuha prayer to complete our worship.

Dhuha prayer is a sunnah prayer performed from sunrise to 11 noon. This prayer is usually performed at least two rakaat to at most twelve rakaat, with the performance of two rakaat and one salutation. Usually, Muslims perform dhuha prayers munfarid (alone). However, this prayer can also be done in congregation. As a starting point, it helps us to know the dhuha prayer from the intention to the closing prayer of the dhuha prayer.

Dhuha Prayer 

All our activities must begin with intention, including dhuha prayers. Here are the intentions to perform dhuha prayers:

أُصَلِّيْ سُنَّةَ الضُّحَى رَكْعَتَيْنِ لِلهِ تَعَالَى

Means: I pray sunnah dhuha 2 rak’ahs because of Allah ta’ala.

After that, do the usual prayer procedures. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught his people to pray after dhuha prayer, and the law is sunnah. Here’s the prayer:

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّ الضُّحَاءَ ضُحَاؤُكَ وَالبَهَاءَ بَهَاؤُكَ وَالجَمَالَ جَمَالُكَ وَالقُوَّةَ قُوَّتُكَ وَالقُدْرَةَ قُدْرَتُكَ وَالعِصْمَةَ عِصْمَتُكَ اَللَّهُمَّ إِنْ كَانَ رِزْقِي فِي السَّمَاءِ فَأَنْزِلْهُ وَإِنْ كَانَ فِي الأَرْضِ فَأَخْرِجْهُ وَإِنْ كَانَ مُعْسِرًا فَيَسِّرْهُ وَإِنْ كَانَ حَرَامًا فَطَهِّرْهُ وَإِنْ كَانَ بَعِيْدًا فَقَرِّبْهُ بِحَقِّ ضُحَائِكَ وَبَهَائِكَ وَجَمَالِكَ وَقُوَّتِكَ وَقُدْرَتِكَ آتِنِي مَا آتَيْتَ عِبَادَكَ الصَّالِحِيْنَ

 Means: “Oh Allah, certainly the time of Dhuha is, but Your time of Dhuha, all beauty is but Your beauty, all strength is but Your strength, all power is, but Your power and all protection is but Your protection. 

Oh Allah, if my rezqi is still in the skies, please let it down, and if it’s still in the ground, please let it out. Please make it easier if it is hard. If it is haraam, please make it halal and nearer if it is still far away. The blessings of the time of Dhuha, Your greatness, Your beauty, Your strength, and Your power; Oh Allah, bestow upon us all that you have bestowed unto Your righteous servants.”

Also read: 7 Keutamaan Shalat Dhuha Bagi Seorang Muslim

After reading the above prayer, it is recommended to recite the wirid 40 to 100 times as follows:

اَللَّهُمَّ بِكَ أُصَاوِلُ وَبِكَ أُحَاوِلُ وَبِكَ أُقَاتِلُ ثُمَّ يَقُوْلُ رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَارْحَمْنِي وَتُبْ عَلَيَّ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيْمُ

Means: “Oh Allah, with You I move. With You I try. With You, I fight. Oh Allah, forgive all my sins. Bestow Your mercy on me. Grant me Your repentance. Truly You are the recipient of repentance, again the most merciful.”

That way, the complete implementation of the dhuha prayer, start from the intention to the reading of the prayer afterwards plus wirid.

Benefits of Dhuha Prayer

Dhuha prayer is one of the sunnah prayers most preferred by the Prophet SAW. and is highly recommended to be carried out by Muslims. Also, some many virtues and benefits can be obtained when we perform dhuha prayers, including:

Forgiven for all sins

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever keeps the dhuha prayer, his sins will be forgiven even though there is as much foam in the sea.” (HR. Ibn Majah). Our sins are promised to be forgiven and washed away if we keep or istiqomah in performing dhuha prayers. What a great reward Allah SWT. for His people who perform and keep the dhuha prayers.

Opened the door of sustenance

Muslims who diligently perform dhuha prayers will get abundant sustenance from Allah SWT as well as his blessings. The Prophet (peace be upon him) advised his people to pray dhuha before activities. The sustenance obtained is not only in the form of material but also in the form of peace of mind, far from greed, and a person who is always grateful.

Making the Body Healthier

Maybe someone already knows that every prayer movement can nourish the body and improve our blood circulation. Starting from raising both hands, bending when doing crooked movements, to prostration, which is a movement of lowering the head. When all these movements are done regularly, the body can become healthier.

Built a Palace in Heaven

As Muslims, of course, our dream and aspiration is to be able to enter paradise later. By consistently praying dhuha in the morning, Allah SWT promised to build a palace of gold in heaven. This promise is found in the words of the Prophet SAW, “Whoever prays dhuha 12 rakaat, then Allah Almighty. shall awaken unto him a palace of gold in heaven.” (HR Ibn Majah). How glorious is the one who performs dhuha prayers up to 12 rakaat before Allah SWT.

Dhuha Prayer Practices Like Alms

The Prophet SAW said Every joint of the body of every one of you must be given daily. Saying one-time rosary beads (Subhanallah) equals one alms, one time tahmid (Alhamdulillah) equals one alms, one-time tahlil (La ilaha illallah) equals one alms, one-time takbir (Allahu Akbar) equals one alms, once commanding kindness equals one alms, and once preventing evil equals one alms. All of this can be fulfilled by performing two raka’ats of dhuha prayer.” (HR Muslim and Abu Dawud).

From the hadith above, the Prophet said that the goodness of dhuha prayer is the same as carrying out alms. Life will become more blessed and far from immutable.

So great are the benefits and glory of dhuha prayer, especially if we carry it out regularly and consistently. Remember to continue to practice the dhuha prayer. Like the spices in every dish, sunnah prayers such as dhuha prayers will complete our obligatory practices, such as fardhu prayers. Not to forget, sunnah practices can also be complemented by other sunnah practices, such as almsgiving. Therefore, it is better for us to give alms to complement all our practices further. For those of you who want to give alms, you can go directly to the Dompet Dhuafa site to set aside some of your property for the good of others! Almsgiving, let’s go!

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