Allahumma Rabba Jibril wa Mikail wa Israfil is one of the famous duas that the prophet used to open the prayer with it at night. Here is the Dua in Arabic text, transliteration as well as meaning in English.
Allahumma Rabba Jibril Wa Mikail Wa Israfil In Arabic
اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ جَبْرَائِيلَ وَمِيكَائِيلَ وَإِسْرَافِيلَ. فَاطِرَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ. عَالِمَ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ. أَنْتَ تَحْكُمُ بَيْنَ عِبَادِكَ فِيمَا كَانُوا فِيهِ يَخْتَلِفُونَ. اهْدِنِي لِمَا اخْتُلِفَ فِيهِ مِنَ الْحَقِّ بِإِذْنِكَ إِنَّكَ تَهْدِي مَنْ تَشَاءُ إِلَى صِرَاطٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ
Allaahumma Rabba Jibreela wa Mikaa’eela wa Israafeel, faatir al-samawaati wa’l-ard, ‘aalim al-ghaybi wa’l-shahaadah, anta tahkumu bayna ‘ibaadika fima kaanu fihi yukhtalifoon, ihdini lima’khtulifa fihi min al-haqq bi idhnika, innaka tahdi man tasha’ ila siraatin mustaqeem.
Allahumma Rabba Jibril Wa Mikail Wa Israfil Meaning
Allahumma Rabba Jibril means O Allaah, Lord of Jibraeel, Mikael and Israfeel, You are the Originator of the heavens and the earth, the One who has all knowledge of the unseen and what is visible. You judge between Your worshippers in what they differ, guide me to the truth by Your permission in what they differ, indeed You are the One who guides whom You want to the straight path.
What a beautiful dua! What a way to begin your night prayer! You express your helplessness to Allah subhanahu wata’ala by praising him with this Dua.
Jibril, Mika’il, and Israfil are the three greatest Angels. They are all responsible of things that give life.
- Jibril is responsible for wahi (revelation) of the Quran, and this is the life of our hearts.
- Israfil is the one who is responsible for blowing the horn, which will resurrect people from the dead on the day of judgment.
The prophet told us he has put the horn in his mouth and did not blink for so many years anticipating the instruction of Allah to blow in it.
So he’s the one responsible to giving the life after death and resurrecting the people.
- While Mika’il is the one responsible for rainfall so he’s the one who gives life with the grace of Allah to the earth so that plants would grow.
The prophet is indicating that Allah is their Lord who is the greatest of everything. So he asks Allah as he is the Lord of these three Angels, as He is the Creator of the heavens and the earth, as He’s the Knower of the unseen and the seen.
So when I ask Allah Azzawajal in the beginning of my prayer with these beautiful glorifications of Him and his attributes, I go into my quest.
You then say Ihideenee, guide me to whatever people have disputed upon.
Because You are the One who arbitrates, You are the One Who judges between the people in what they have disputed in.
What a way to begin your prayer and this is how every one of us should start praying.