Du'a: Islamaic Prayers of Thanks to Allah
Muslims recognize that all of their blessings come from Allah and are reminded to give thanks to Allah throughout the day and night, all of their lives. They demonstrate this gratitude during the five daily prayers, as they follow Allah's guidance through the course of the day, but they also are encouraged to offer thanks with more personal prayers, known as du'a from Islamic tradition.
When reciting du'a with several repetitions, Muslims often use prayer beads (subha) to keep track of the number of repetitions. Many simple phrases can be repeated to give thanks and glory to Allah SWT in this way.
Du'a From the Quran
Balil-laha fa'bod wakum minash-shakireen.
Worship Allah, and be of those who give thanks.
Tabarakasmo rabbika thil jalali wal ikram.
Blessed be the name of thy Lord, full of Majesty, Bounty, and Honor. (Quran 55:78)
Fasabbih bismi rabbikal azeem.
So celebrate with praises the name of thy Lord, the Supreme.
Alhamdu lillahil lathi hadana lihatha wama kunna linahtadiya laola an hadanallah.
Praise be to Allah, who has guided us to this. Never could we have found guidance, had it not been for the guidance of Allah.
Wahowallaho lailahaillahu. Lahol hamdo fil oola walakhirah. Walahol hukmu wa'ilayhi turja'oon.
And He is Allah, there is no god but He. To Him be praise, at the first and at the last. For Him is the command, and to Him shall you be brought back. (Quran 28:70)
Falillahil hamdu rabbis samawati warabbil ardi rabbil 'alameen. Walahol kibria'o fis samawati walard wahowal azizul hakeem. Then Praise be to Allah, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth. Lord and Cherisher of all the worlds! To Him be Glory throughout the heavens and the earth, And He is Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom!
Du'a From the Sunnah
Allahomma ma asbaha bi min ni'matin aob bi'ahadin min khalkhika faminka wahdak. La sharika lak. Falakal hamdu walakash shukr.
Oh Allah! Whatever blessings I or any of Your creatures rose up with, is only from You. You have no partner, so all grace and thanks are due to You. (Recommended to repeat three times.)
Ya rabbi lakal hamdu kama yanbaghi lijalali wajhika wa'azeem sultanik.
Oh my Lord! All grace is due to You, which is befitting to Your glorious presence and Your great sovereignty. (Recommended to repeat three times.)
Allahomma anta rabbi la ilaha illa'ant. Khalakhtani wa'ana abdok w'ana ala ahdika wawa'dika mastata't. A'ootho bika min sharri ma sana't. Aboo' laka bini matika 'alayya wa'boo' bithanbi faghfirli fa'innaho la yaghfroth thonooba illa'ant.
Oh Allah! You are my Lord. There is no deity but You. You created me and I am your slave-servant. I am trying my best to keep my oath of faith to You, and to seek to live in the hope of Your promise. I seek refuge in You from my greatest evil deeds. I acknowledge Your blessings upon me, and I acknowledge my sins. So forgive me, for none but You can forgive sins. (Recommended to repeat three times.)