Some invocations in French

Praise be to Allah, the Sovereign, the Most Merciful and the Well-Beloved. He who leaves the doors of his grace openly open to the summoners and who has exhorted His servants to invoke his explicit book. I praise Him, exalted be He, and I express to Him my sincere gratitude for His generosity and for the graces and the enormous blessings with which He fills us. I testify that there is no divinity apart from Allah, the One God, who has no associate and who dispenses from everything. I testify that Muhammad, the truthful and trustworthy, is the servant of Allah and His Messenger. May the peace of Allah and His blessings be upon him, his family and all his companions.

About invocations

  • The Prophet Mohammed (The peace and blessings of God be upon him) said :
    « It is when the servant is prostrated before God that he is nearest to Him. So make many invocations when you are prostrate. » (Sahih Muslim)
  • Il a également dit :
    « The invocation of each one of you will be granted if you do not become impatient and do not say: « I have called on my Lord, but He has not answered me. » (Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim)
  • The Prophet Muhammad spoke of the Douas as the essence of worship. (At-Tirmidhi)  He also advised believers to be humble, but firm, when they do dou’as. He said :
    « When one of you invokes God, he must not say « O my God, forgive me if you please; He must be firm in his request and not restrain himself from asking what he really wants, for God gives without any effort to Him. » (Sahih Muslim)

The believer must invoke God with humility. God tells us in the Quran that humility is an excellent quality and that the believer must invoke his Lord with both fear and hope. Fear that his actions will displease his Lord, but hope that God will hear his dou’as and that he will protect him from the trials and tribulations of this life.

« (O people!) Invoke your Lord in all humility and discretion. » (Quran 7:55)

 « Truly, [the prophets] rival in good deeds and We implored for love and fear of Us. And they were humble before us. » (Quran 21:90)

 « And invoke your Lord inwardly, in all humility and fear, in a low voice, in the morning and in the evening, and be not of the careless. » (Quran 7: 205)

Although God loves to turn to Him and to speak to Him using the words that inspire our emotions, we can also use the words used by the prophets to address us to God. Invoking God with the invocations found in the Qur’an and in the Sunnah is a recognized practice in Islam.

Some invocations in the Quran:

When Adam and Eve were expelled from Paradise, they turned to God, repentant :

 « They said : « Lord! We have harmed ourselves. And if You do not forgive us and do not show mercy to us, we will certainly be among the losers. » (Quran 7:23)

When the prophet Jonah found himself in the belly of the whale, he thought at first that he was dead and that he was lying in the darkness of his grave. But he felt around him and realized that he was not in his grave, but in the belly of an enormous whale. He was seized with intense fear and invoked God aloud :

 « No one should be worshiped except You! Glory to You! I really was unfair! » (Quran 21:87)

Throughout his life the Prophet Job was severely tested and tested by God, but he remained faithful and patient, constantly turning to God to ask for forgiveness. Even when he was down, he never complained, but turned to God and begged His forgiveness. He says :

« Certainly, suffering has touched me. But You are the Most Merciful of the merciful. » (Quran 21:83)

Moses knew that God was the One who could get him out of the difficult situation in which he found himself. So he turned to Him and before he even finished his invocation, God sent him help. At that very moment, Moses probably hoped for a slice of bread or a handful of dates, but God sent him a hundred times better, that is, security, provisions and a family.

 « Lord! I need all the good you could bring down on me. » (Quran 28: 24)

There are several lessons for humanity in the history of the prophet Moses. When he was sent by God to confront Pharaoh, he was afraid of being unable to carry out his mission. But rather than complain or despair, he turned to God and made a dou’a.

 « Moses says : « Lord! Make my breast open to Your revelation and facilitate my mission. Get rid of my slurred speech so they understand my words. » (Quran 20:25)

Some Invocations in The Sunnah

  • The Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) Used to seek refuge with Allah (Glorified and Most High) in a dou’a that he repeated every day:
    « O Lord, I take refuge with you from worries and sadness, impotence and laziness, avarice and cowardice, against the burden of debts and the domination of men. » (Sahih Bukhari)
  • Aicha (That God accepts it) said: “O Messenger of God! If it happened to me that night is that of “value,” tell me what I should say. ” He (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to him:
    «said: «Lord God! You are forgiving and You love forgiveness. Also forgive me!». (Reported by At Tirmidhi)


  • The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
    «(Would I tell you what are) pious and lasting works ?: Glory and purity to Allah, praise be to Allah, there is no divinity except Allah, Allah is the Greatest, and there is no power nor strength in Allah.» Reported by ahmad


  • According to Abou Hourayra (that god the agrée), LE Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said :
    «The one who said a hundred times a day: «Glory and purity and praise to God», Will see his faults effaced, even as the foam of the sea»[Reported by Bukhari and Muslim]


  • The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
    « Would not I tell you two words that are at once easy to pronounce, heavy in the balance and much appreciated by the Most Merciful? « Glory and purity to Allah as well as praise, and glory to Allah the Almighty. »Subhanallahi wa bihamdihi. Subhâna ilahi-lazim. سُبْحانَ اللهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ وسُبْحَانَ اللهِ العَظِيمِ


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