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I want to know what are the major books for supplications? For Shia Muslims, I know the collection book of mafatih-al-jinan with all the supplications from the prophet and the 12 holy household. There, you can see supplication like Kumayl, Munajat Imam Ali, Munajat Shabaniya and much more...

The question is if the sunni scholors consider these supplications to be authentic and if yes, do the Sunni Muslims recite them in daily life? What are the sources of supplications for Sunni Muslims? I need some examples!

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One of the famous collections of supplications used by many sunni muslims is Hisn Al Muslim Min Athkar Al Kitaab Was Sunnah by Sa'eed Al Qahtani. It has Supplications from Qur'an and Sahih Hadiths. –  Abdullah Oct 9 '12 at 9:42
You missed out Sahifa-e-Sajjadiya bro! :) And there are much more dua's here. –  HashimR Oct 9 '12 at 10:00
@HashimR, yes I know but I just listed them as an example, the much more...* is because of that. –  rowman Oct 9 '12 at 13:40
@Abdullah, why not putting it as an answer then? –  rowman Oct 9 '12 at 13:41
@rowman Because part of your question, I do not know the answer. I do not know what shi'ite supplications are and what is the ruling regarding them. –  Abdullah Oct 9 '12 at 16:47

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There are many verses in Quran showing the value of dua and ordering us to use dua always. for example:

قُلْ مَا يَعْبَأُ بِكُمْ رَ‌بِّي لَوْلَا دُعَاؤُكُمْ فَقَدْ كَذَّبْتُمْ فَسَوْفَ يَكُونُ لِزَامًا

Say, "What would my Lord care for you if not for your supplication?" For you have denied, so your denial is going to be adherent. http://tanzil.net/#25:77

وَقَالَ رَ‌بُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَكْبِرُ‌ونَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِي سَيَدْخُلُونَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِ‌ينَ

And your Lord says, "Call upon Me; I will respond to you." Indeed, those who disdain My worship will enter Hell [rendered] contemptible. http://tanzil.net/#40:60

and other verses. also prophet SAW said: Dua is weapon of believer.

There have been many cases that real believers by only dua have immediately killed a cruel King who bother them.

Mafatih-al-jinan is a great collection from different sources. Duas.org is a great online collection with English translations of them.

Sahifa-e-Sajjadiya is called "the sister of Quran" and contains wonderful supplications and shia scholars consider it a great resource for secret knowledge and procedures of knowing and meeting God. some of sunni scholars wondered when received this book as gift and were sad that why did not know such a valuable book earlier in their life. Also some churches use parts of wonderful supplications of this book.

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I am still waiting for Sunny Muslim people to provide some references and their point of view in Shia supplications. Thanks anyway ! –  rowman Oct 10 '12 at 19:07

The difference between the sunni supplications and Shia supplications is the importance of authenticity attached to the supplications, we prefer supplications which were recommended and used by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). I being a former shia have gone through these Shia dua and they are indeed beautiful but its authenticity is doubtful from a scholarly perspective. Fortification of the Muslim (Hisnul Muslim) is perhaps the most popular du'a book currently in print. This site http://www.makedua.com/ is an electronic rendition of the "little du'a book". references for the same are carefully chosen to be authentic detailed by : http://www.islamawareness.net/Dua/Fortress/

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First of all, it is better not to copy paste from other websites in to your answer. I would be grateful if you can expand your answer by putting some more extended Sunni duas. I am not looking for duas when you go out of home, or enter a mosque,etc. Although they are good and necessary. As you have read for example Sahifa sajjadiye, Dua kumail, Munajat Shabanieh, as you mentioned in your answer, you know that they are like a complete course for knowing god, self, prophet, etc. Please update your answer. –  rowman Dec 25 '12 at 11:00
Please note that Shia Imams, may allah bless them all, have narrated a lot of Duas from the Prophet (pbuh) like Jushan Kabir, or for example Ziarah Ashura has been descended to the Prophet (pbuh) by Gebreal. –  rowman Dec 25 '12 at 11:02
Authenticity? is important –  Islam Dec 25 '12 at 13:20
also check out : schiiten.com/backup/AhlelBayt.com/www.ahlelbayt.com/articles/… –  Islam Dec 25 '12 at 13:30
Do Sunni scholars believe that Dua Kumail or Sahifa Sajjadiyah are not authentic? meaning they have been fabricated by a random person or they are false? Please refer to the opinion of your scholars regarding this issue. –  rowman Dec 26 '12 at 13:04

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