A Prayer for 9/11

Category: Americas, Faith & Spirituality Topics: Prayers (Salah) Views: 4978

Dear God, as our country remembers the heartbreaking events of September 11th, 2001, we humbly turn to You in prayer. At a time where our nation is facing unprecedented challenges, we need Your Spirit, Mercy, and Strength, now more than ever, to guide us down the right path.

Dear Lord, we pray that you have taken under Your Merciful wings those who innocently perished on that tragic day. We are grateful they were once a part of our lives. We thank You for the love and joy they gave their parents, spouses, children, friends, and co-workers. We thank You for the testimony of their faith in their churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples. We thank you for the comfort and courage they extended to others in their last moments. Dear God, with Your compassion, please answer our prayer.

Dear Almighty, shower Your comfort upon the families of the victims. We pray for all who searched the streets and hospital rooms and rubble with fading hopes of finding a dear one alive. Replace the pain in their hearts with the knowledge that their loved ones are in an abode of peace. We pray their tears of grief are replaced with a tranquility of the soul that only You can bestow. Dear God, with Your compassion, please answer our prayer.

O' our Sustainer, bless the children of the victims. Bless them with bountiful lives, with direction and remembrance, with discipline and virtue. Bless them with all that is good, and protect them from all that is evil. May the loss of one or both parents be replaced by Your Merciful and Blessed guidance. For You are the best of all guides. May the country do what it must to ensure their future. Dear God, with Your compassion, please answer our prayer.

Dear God, we pray for the rescue workers and volunteers from across the nation, who worked faithfully and tirelessly to find survivors and cleared the debris. Sustain them all, dear God and please answer our prayer.

O' Lord strengthen our nation and protect us from evil. Guide our leaders, elevate our society, and enrich the fabric of the country. Dear God, with Your compassion, please answer our prayer.

O' Most Merciful, we have seen the very worst that we are capable of -vengeance, greed, and murder. But we have seen the very best that we are capable of - courage, compassion, service, faith, heroism, community, love.

Strengthen us and make us better people who will choose the latter and better way.

Dear God, it is in You that we place our ultimate trust; it is to You that we pray; it is to you that we ask for guidance.

Dear Almighty, please bless the victims; Dear Sustainer, please bless the families; Dear God, please bless America.


Khadija Abdullah is a University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) PH.D student

  Category: Americas, Faith & Spirituality
  Topics: Prayers (Salah)
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Dear sister be aware that whatever we say is recorded by angels

sometimes words we say can be so displeasing to allah that he will record for us his displeasures until judgement day on the other hand somewords we say can please him so he will records for us his pleasure until judgement day. Somewords may constitute an outwards disbelief of the religion of allah provided we meant and belief those things that qualify for taking us out of islam.

Let me clarify to you some things as i see you are nice but somehow it seem to me that you may be unaware or uninformed about certain things in islam
you said
1, Dear Lord, we pray that you have taken under Your Merciful wings those who innocently perished on that tragic day.

first we can make dua for a kaffir as long as he is alive for allah to guide him because that is his most pressing need you may also make dua for him for dunya staff but guidance is most pressing for him first. Once he is dead wheter wrongfully killed or not we cannot make. Allah subhanahu wa taala disallowed that
. Much less asking allah to hav mercy for them. you also wrote
May the country do what it must to ensure their future.
do you mean here by what it must do that they go kills muslims innocent abroad.If So i would assume that you are unaware of the greatness of the sins that this entails. Ranging from majors sins to being disbeliver so im informing to desist from such an actions in the future and ask allah for forgiveness as for the remaining of the dua i will still assume that you are unware of islamic ruling concerning dua. Please learn more about that subject .
Many of your dua are simply unislamic ranging from minor sins.to major ones to outwards disbelief.
Finaly how is it that not any portion as sizeable as two line or even one complete line is dedicated towards muslims that were killed as a results of the bush attaks on afghanistan and iraq and continuinig in yemen and somalia with obama.
please answers tha

Thank you Khadeejah for this beautiful prayer.
Some say that the great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy. Let's use this gift to make our world a better place.

Salamu alaikum, let me start by saying jazakumullahu khair for the great effort done in this website.
Well, not that I am against the praying mode but am against the wordings use in prayer, for me it seems as if is otherwise. And lastly for a muslim to pray, we don't expect to bring in support of prayer done by other religion, like in one of the paragraph where church is mentioned, to me I am not in support because not even a single word said in church will be of reckoned as good deed.

Thanks, Khadija Abdullah for your thoughts and your prayers.
I pray that almighty God continue to bless your wonderful mind and heart.

An absolute complete prayer for everybody.may God be with everyone and may He help us recognize and accept the signs of guidance, that, HE offers several times.ameen.

Assalam alaikum khadija
While your sentiments in general are felt by the majority of muslims, I
couldn't help but notice that you didn't use Allahs proper name in your
I also didn't agree with use of the word (we) as far as being capable of
these actions for only Allah knows the truth of those responsible for the 9/
11 attacks. Nevertheless may those responsible for this heinous act be put
to justice on judgement day.

Humans life is sacred irrespective of the nationality - whether is is America or Afghanistan - or any other place.
Deep condolences to all thevfamilies around the world who are losing dear ones due to the illogical violence.
Let the peace prevail.

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