Last update: September 9, 2012
This section contains helpful duas (supplications or prayers) from the Qur’an and from our beloved Prophet, Muhammad (s). These duas, Insha Allah, have been selected because of their relevance in various work-related or daily situations. No matter how difficult the situation is that we are going through, we need to remember that a Muslim is always in direct communication with Allah, that Allah understands us no matter what language we speak in, that He is there for us at all times, and that we can always turn to Him for help. We do not need to make an appointment, schedule a conference call or send out a memo to address Our Lord and Creator at any time.
Insha Allah, we are adding duas with spanish subtitles as we locate them. The dua section with spanish subtitles is located at the bottom of this page.
Why Make Du’a?
- In a sound hadith the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “Allah’s wrath is on the one who does not call upon Him for help.” ‘Aishah reported, “The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, ‘Precautions are of no avail against the decree of Allah, but the supplication benefits in the case of a calamity that strikes or is about to strike. And when a calamity descends the supplication intercepts it and holds it at bay until the Day of Resurrection’. (Reported by Al-Bazar, At-Tabrani, and Al-Hakim, who says its chain of authorities is sound)
- Salman Al-Farisi reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “Nothing can avert the decree of Allah except supplication, and nothing increases life except virtuous deeds.” (Tirmidhi)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, 4: 109
Etiquette for making du’as:
1. Start the supplication with Allah’s Praise and Blessings on His Prophet (s).
Fudalah b. ‘Ubaid reported that the Prophet (s) heard a man supplicating during prayer. He did not glorify Allah, nor did he invoke blessings on the Prophet. The Prophet (s) said, “He has been hasty.” Then he called the man and said either to him, or to someone else, “When any one of you prays, he should begin by glorifying and praising his Lord and then he should invoke blessings on the Prophet, peace be upon him, and after that he should supplicate Allah for anything he wishes.”
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4: 111c
2. To ask Allah by HIs Names.
Allah himself says in the Qur’an ( Surah Al A’raf, 7:180): “The most beautiful names belong to Allah: so call on Him by them;”
The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) heard a man saying: O Allah, I ask Thee, I bear witness that there is no god but you, the One, He to Whom men repair (As-Samad), Who has not begotten, and has not been begotten, and to Whom no one is equal, and he said: “You have supplicated Allah using His Greatest Name, when asked with this name He gives, and when supplicated by this name he answers.”
Source: Hadith narrated by Narrated Buraydah ibn al-Hasib in Abu Dawood, hadith 584.
I was sitting with the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) and a man was offering prayer. He then made supplication: O Allah, I ask you by virtue of the fact that praise is due to you, there is no deity but you, Who showest favour and beneficence, the Originator of the Heavens and the earth, O Lord of Majesty and Splendour, O Living One, O Eternal One. The Prophet (peace be upon him) then said: “He has supplicated Allah using His Greatest Name, when supplicated by this name, He answers, and when asked by this name He gives.”
Source: Hadith narrated by Anas ibn Malik in Abu Dawood, hadith 585.
3. a. Be in a state of purity, face the Qiblah, and raise your hands when making duas.
According to Fiqh us Sunnah, volume 5, #96b, one must maintain a complete state of purity. face the direction of Ka’bah, seek forgiveness of Allah as much as possible. glorify Allah, and supplicate for one’s well being and welfare in this Iife and in the Hereafter, and for others, with fervor, attention, and with hands raised in supplication. Osamah bin Zaid reported: “I was riding behind the Prophet (peace be upon him) in Arafah, while he raised his hands in supplications to Allah.” (Reported by Nasa’i)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 5, #96b.
The Prophet went towards the Musalla and invoked Allah for rain. He faced the Qibla and wore his cloak inside out, and offered two Rakat.
Source: Abdullah bin Zaid in Sahih Bukhari, volume 2, hadith 125.
3.b Raise your hands in front of your face, but not above your head.
Umayr saw the Prophet (peace be upon him) praying for rain at Ahjar az-Zayt near az-Zawra’, standing, making supplication, praying for rain and raising his hands in front of his face, but not lifting them above his head.
Source: Narrated Umayr, the client of AbulLahm, in Sunan Abu Dawood, hadith #450
3.c. Supplicate with the palms of your hand upward.
The Prophet (s) said. “[...] Supplicate Allah with the palms of your hands; do not supplicate Him with their backs upwards. When you finish supplication, wipe your faces with them.”
Source: Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas in Sunan Abu Dawood, hadith #578.
4. Use comprehensive words.
‘Aishah says that the Prophet, peace be upon him, loved the short but comprehensive, meaningful supplications, more than others. Fiqh us Sunnah (volume, #133a) gives below some of these supplications, which are a must for every believer:
- Anas reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, frequently prayed, “O Allah, give us all the good of this world, and the good of the life hereafter, and save us from the punishment of the fire.”
- Abdallah ibn ‘Abbas reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, prayed to Allah, “My Lord, help me and do not turn against me. Grant me victory, and do not grant victory over me. Plan on my behalf and do not plan against me. Guide me, and make the guidance easy for me. Grant me victory over those who act wrongfully toward me. O Allah, make me grateful to You, mindful of You, in awe of You, devoted to your obedience, humble, penitent, and ever turning to You in repentance. My Lord, accept my repentance, wash away my sins, answer my supplication, clearly establish my evidence, guide my heart, make my tongue true, and draw out malice from my breast.”
5. Make dua during your sijda (prostration).
- As pointed out by Br. Abdul Malik Mujahid, we are in one of the most submissive physical positions when in Sajdah. It is one of the best occasions to ask God for forgiveness, guidance, and all that we want.The Prophet use to make dua in Sajdah and not just tasbeeh as in obligatory prayers. He used to cry in Sajdah. Abduallah Ibn Abbas reported that the Prophet (s) said”[...] [While] prostrating yourselves be earnest in supplication, for it is fitting that your supplications should be answered.”
- Abu Hurairah (r) reported, the Prophet (s) said, “The servant is nearest to his Lord when he is prostrating to Him, so make supplication in this state.” (Muslim)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, 4: 111a
6. Do not only do duas during times of difficulty.
Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him), said, “If anyone finds pleasure in receiving an answer from Allah in times of difficulty, he should make many supplications when times are easy.”
Source: Tirmidhi transmitted it, saying this is a gharib tradition.
7. Do not ask for anything sinful in your dua.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Any Muslim who makes a supplication containing nothing which is sinful or which involves breaking ties of relationship will be given for it by Allah one of three things: He will give him swift answer, or store it up for him in the next world, or turn away from him an equivalent amount of evil.”
Source: Narrated by AbuSa’id al-Khudri in Tirmidhi.
8. Be firm when making dua.
Yahya related to me from Malik from Abu’z Zinad from al-Araj from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ”When you are making dua, do not say: ‘O Allah, forgive me if You wish. O Allah, forgive me if you wish.’ You should be firm in your asking, for there is no compelling Him.”
Source: Al Muwatta hadith 28, volume 15.
9.a. Do not be impatient if your dua has not yet been answered.
Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab from Abu Ubayd, the mawla of Ibn Azhar, from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “You will be answered as long as you are not impatient and say, ‘I have made a dua and I have not been answered .’ “
Source: Al-Muwatta hadith 29, volume 15.
9.b. Make dua with confidence in its acceptance.
Abu Hurairah also reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him,
said, “None of you should say, ‘O Allah, forgive me if You wish, (or) O
Allah, have mercy on me if you wish.’ Rather you should be firm in
your request, for (Allah does whatever He wishes) and no one can
force Him to do otherwise.”
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4, number 112b.
10. Pursue lawful means of livelihood
Please note that you should pursue lawful means of livelihood if you wish your duas to be answered. The following hadith makes this clear:
Abu Hurairah (r) reported that the Prophet (s) said, “O people, Allah is Good and He, therefore, accepts only that which is good. And Allah commanded the believers as He commanded the Messengers by saying, ‘O Messengers, eat of the good things, and do good deeds; verily I am aware of what you do,’ Qur’an 23.51 and He said: ‘O those who believe, eat of the good things that We gave you’.” Qur’an 2.172 The Prophet, peace be upon him, then made mention of a person who travels widely, his hair dishevelled, and covered with dust. “He lifts his hands and makes supplication, ‘O Lord, O Lord,’ but his diet is unlawful, his drink is unlawful, and his clothes are unlawful, and his nourishment is unlawful. How then can his supplication be accepted?“ (Muslim and Ahmad)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4: 110a
Ibn ‘Abbas reported, “Once, when I recited the verses of the Qur’an, ‘O you people! Eat of what is on earth, lawful and good’ (2.168) in the presence of the Prophet, peace be upon him. Sa’d b. Abi Waqqas got up and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! Ask Allah to make me one whose supplication is heard.’ At this the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, ‘O Sa’d, consume lawful things and your supplications will be heard, and by Him in Whose hands is the soul of Muhammad, when a man puts into his stomach a morsel of what is forbidden his prayers are not accepted for forty days, and a servant of Allah whose body is nourished by usury or by what is forbidden becomes more deserving of the Hell fire.” (Al-Hafiz b. Marduwiyah)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4: 110a
11. There is no harm in making duas in obligatory prayers.
Yahya said that Malik was asked about making dua in obligatory prayers and he said, “There is no harm in making dua in them.”
Source: Al-Muwatta hadith 39, volume 15.
12. Do not make duas in a distracted manner.
The Prophet (s) has said in a Hadith narrated by Abu Huraira: Make Dua and be assured of being answered, and know that Allah does not answer a Dua from a careless heart which is not concentrating
Source: Tirmidhi in article by Abdul Malik Mujahid, 31 doas to choose from.
13. Make dua. Allah wants you to.
Abu Huraira related that the Prophet said: Allah is angry with those who do not ask Him for anything.
Source: Tirmidhi in article by Abdul Malik Mujahid, 31 doas to choose from.
Section 14: Best Times During Which You Can Make Your Dua
14. a. Duas are preferred in the time after the final tashahud and just before doing the salaams that end your prayer.
According to Fiqh-us-Sunnah (volume 1, #161), it is preferred for the person to supplicate after the final tashahud and before making the final salutations (that end the prayer). The person may ask for whatever he wishes of the good of this life and the hereafter. Ibn Mas’ud reported that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, taught him the tashahud and then said, “Then choose whatever you wish to ask (of Allah).” (Related by Muslim.)
14.b. Duas can also be made in the time between the adhan and the iqama.
The supplication made between the adhan and the iqamah is not rejected.
Source: Narrated by Anas ibn Malik in Sunan Abu Dawood, hadith #206.
14.c. The best time to make dua
The Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked: What supplication finds greatest acceptance? He answered: A prayer offered in the middle of the latter part of the night and after the prescribed Prayers.
Source: narrated Abu Umamah and transmitted by Tirmidhi, number 460, with a sound chain of authorities (according to Fiqh us Sunnah, vol 4, #111a).
14.d. Duas on the Day of Arafa
Yahya related to me from Malik from Ziyad ibn Abi Ziyad from Talha ibn
Ubaydullah ibn Kariz that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The best dua is dua on the day of Arafa, and the best thing that I or the Prophets before me have said is ‘There is no god but Allah, alone, without any partner’ (La ilaha illa’llah, wahdahu la sharika lah.)“
Source: Al-Muwatta, volume 15, number 32.
A video clip on the best times to make dua:
Section 15: Whose Duas Are Not Rejected
15. Supplications which are not rejected.
The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “The supplications of three persons are accepted, and there is no doubt concerning their acceptance: the supplication of a father, of a traveller, and of one who is wronged.’ (Reported by Ahmad, Abu Daw’ud, and Tirmidhi, with a sound chain of transmitters)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, vol 4, number 113c
The Prophet, peace be upon him, also said, “The supplications of
three persons are not rejected: the supplication of a fasting
person at the time of breaking fast, of a just ruler, and of a person
who is wronged. Allah causes their supplications to rise above the
clouds, and gates of heaven are opened for them, and God says,
‘By My Majesty, I will help you, even it be after a while’.” (Reported by Tirmidhi with a sound chain of authorities)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, vol 4, number 113c
16. Repeat your supplication three times..
Abdallah b. Mas’ud reported that the Prophet (s) loved to repeat his supplication three times, and pray for forgiveness three times.” (Abu Daw’ud)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, 4, 113a
17. Supplicate with attention and humility, in a voice neither loud nor low.
Allah says: “Neither say your prayer aloud, nor speak it in a low tone, but seek a middle course between.” Qur’an 17.110 And “Call on your Lord with humility and in private, for Allah does not love those who go beyond bounds.” Qur’an 7.55
Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari reported, “Once the people raised their voices in supplication. At this the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, ‘Be easy on yourselves. You are not calling upon someone deaf or absent. You are calling upon one Who is All-seeing and All-hearing. He is nearer to you than the neck of your mount. O Abdallah b. Qais, shall I tell you a word that is one of the treasures of Paradise? It is: “There is no power nor any might except with the permission of Allah”.’ (Muslim and Bukhari)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4: 111d
18. Supplicate without a sin or breaking blood ties.
Ahmad records that Abu Sa’id reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “Any Muslim who makes a supplication containing nothing that is sinful and nothing that involves breaking ties of blood relationships, will be given for it by Allah one of these three things: He may accept his request, or assign its reward for him in the next world, or turn away from him an equivalent amount of evil.” Those who heard it said, “We would, then, make many supplications.” The Prophet, peace be upon him, replied, “Allah is more than ready to answer what you ask.”
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4: 112
19. End your supplication (dua) invoking blessing on the Prophet (s) and with ameen.
a. Ending your du’a with invoking blessing on the Prophet (s): it is likable to conclude the Du’a with invoking blessing on the Prophet as this is preferable and holds greater expectation that one’s Du’a answered and accepted. Al Tirmizi narrated from Umar that he (Umar) said: “Du’a hangs between earth and Heaven, nothing of it ascends until you invoke blessing on the Prophet“. It is also narrated from Ali Ibn Abu Talib that he said: “Each and every Du’a stays blocked by a fence separating it from earth and Heaven until one invokes blessings on the Prophet. If one invokes blessings on the Prophet, the separating fence is removed and the Du’a is answered. But if one does not invoke blessings on the Prophet the Du’a is not answered“.
Source: How to end the Du’a.
b. Ending your du’a with “ameen”: We went out with the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) one night and came upon a man who made supplication with persistence. The Prophet (peace be upon him) waited to hear him. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: He will have done something which guarantees (Paradise for him) if he puts a seal to it. One of the people asked: What should he use as a seal? He replied: Amin, for if he ends it with Amin, he will do something which guarantees (Paradise for him).
Source: Narrated by AbuZuhayr an-Numayri in Sunan Abu Dawood, hadith #361
19. Don’t rub your hands over your face or kiss your fingers or place your thumbs next to your eyes after finishing your dua.
Many Muslims and Muslimas have the habit of rubbing their hands over their face or kissing the tip of their fingers after finishing their dua. This is an innovation, and should not be done since there is not a single hadith or other evidence that the Prophet Muhammad (s) ever did this. Just put the hands down after saying “amin”.
1 – Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said: With regard to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) raising his hands when saying du’aa’, there are many saheeh ahaadeeth concerning this, but as for his wiping his face with his hands, there are only one or two hadeeths concerning that, and they cannot be taken as evidence.
Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 22/519
2 – al-‘Izz ibn ‘Abd al-Salaam said: No one wipes his face with his hands after saying du’aa’ except one who is ignorant.
Fataawa al-‘Izz ibn ‘Abd al-Salaam, p. 47
If it is not permitted to wipe the face after making du’aa’, it is more likely that the person who says du’aa’ should not be allowed to wipe his body either, or to kiss his eyes. Rather the scholars stated that kissing the thumbs and placing them on the eyes is a bid’ah (innovation) that was introduced by some of the Sufi tareeqahs, and there is a hadeeth concerning that which is falsely attributed to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).
Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked about the ruling on wiping the face with the hands after making du’aa’. He replied:
Wiping the face with the hands after making du’aa’ is more likely to be not prescribed in Islam, because the ahaadeeth that have been narrated concerning that are da’eef (weak). Shaykh al-Islam (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: They cannot be used as evidence. If we are not certain or we think it most likely that this is not prescribed, then it is better not to do it, because Islamic rulings cannot be proven on the basis of mere conjecture, unless we believe it to be mostly likely to be the case.
The above material was taken from islamqa.com
http://22.214.171.124/index.php?ln=eng&ds=qa&lv=browse&QR=39174&dgn=4 and from the following fatwa.
Suggestions for what you may or may not ask for in your du’a(s):
A. When supplicating for someone, begin with yourself.
The Qur’an says that the believers pray, “Our Lord, forgive us and our brethren in faith who have preceded us in faith.” Ubayy b. Ka’b reported, “When someone requested the Prophet (s) to pray for him, he used to begin by supplicating for his own self.” (Reported by Tirmidhi with a sound chain of authorities)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4: 113b
B. Pray for your parents who have passed away since it still counts towards their good deeds.
Abu Hurairah reported, “The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, ‘When a person dies all his good deeds cease except for three: a continuous act of charity, beneficial knowledge, and a righteous son who prays for him’.”
Source: Muslim, and the Sunan.
C. Do not wish for death in your dua.
It is makruh or “disliked” to wish for one’s death, or pray to Allah for it, due to poverty, distress, illness, or the like. The six canonical compilers of hadith narrate on the authority of Anas that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “Let no one among you wish for death due to any hardship that may befall him. But if one has no other choice, but to do so, one should say: “O Allah! Grant me life as long as life is good for me, and cause me to die when death is better for me.”
The wisdom in the prohibition against wishing for death becomes obvious from a hadith narrated by Umm al-Fadl: “The Prophet, peace be upon him, went to see Al-’Abbas. He found him wishing for death. Thereupon the Prophet said: ‘O Abbas! O Uncle of Allah’s Messenger! Do not wish for death. If you do good and live long, your good deeds will multiply. Then that is better for you. If you are not good and your death is delayed, you may seek Allah’s forgiveness. That is better for you. So do not wish for death’.” (Narrated by Ahmad and Al-Hakim, who says it is sound according to Muslim’s criteria)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4, #13a
D. Avoid supplicating against (cursing) yourself, your family, or property.
Jabir reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “Do not supplicate against your own selves, your children, your servants, or your property, lest you should supplicate at a time when supplications are accepted.”
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4: 113
Dua Video: Sample Du’as with English Translation
E. Do Not Ask Dua from the Dead Whoever They Are. Ask Dua ONLY From Allah.
Why A Person’s Du’as May Not Be Accepted
Here are some of the more important reasons why:
- Failing to send the blessings upon the Prophet (s): In a hadith, Umar (r) narrated that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:”Du’a is detained between the heavens and the earth and no part of it is taken up until you send blessings upon your Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم”(Tirmidhi #486)
- Showing impatience. Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “The invocation of anyone of you is granted (by Allaah) if he does not show impatience (by saying, “I invoked Allaah but my request has not been granted).” (Sahih al-Bukhari).
- When that person’s income is unlawful. Abu Hurairah reported that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Verily Allah the Exalted is pure. He does not accept but that which is pure. Allah commands the believers with what He commanded the Messengers. Allah the Almighty has said: “O you Messengers! Eat of the good things and act righteously” [23:51-53]. And Allah the Almighty also said: “O you who believe! Eat of the good things that We have provided you with” [2:167-172]. Then he (the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم) mentioned (the case of) the man who, having journeyed far, is disheveled and dusty and who stretches out his hands to the sky (saying): “O Lord! O Lord!” (while) his food was unlawful, his drink was unlawful, his clothing was unlawful, and he is nourished with unlawful things, so how can he be answered?” (Sahih Muslim)
- If that person is hasty: It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (Radiallhu Anhu) that the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon Him) said: “(The Dua) of any one of you will be answered so long as he is not hasty in seeking a response and does not say, ‘I prayed but I have not had a response.’” [Narrated by al-Bukhari, 5981; Muslim, 2735]
- If that person is asking for something sinful or for the breaking of family ties: “A person’s Dua will continue to be answered so long as he does not pray for something sinful or for the breaking of family ties.” Narrated by Muslim
Asking for Allah’s bounty and protection
Our Lord! Grant us good in this world and good in the life to come and keep us safe from the torment of the Fire (2:201)
Asking for guidance:
Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate from the truth after You have guided us, and bestow upon us mercy from Your grace. Verily You are the Giver of bounties without measure. (3:8)
Asking for strength and patience (sabr) during tough times
Our Lord! Impose not on us that which we have not the strength to bear, grant us forgiveness and have mercy on us. You are our Protector. Help us against those who deny the truth. (2:286)
Trusting in Allah and Repenting:
Our Lord! In You we have placed our trust, and to You do we turn in repentance, for unto You is the end of all journeys. (60:4)
Asking for knowledge and wisdom
“O my Lord! advance me in knowledge. (20: 114)
“O my Lord! bestow wisdom on me and join me with the righteous;” (26: 83)
“O my Lord! truly am I in (desperate) need of any good that thou dost send me!” (28: 24)
Before initiating a big project (e.g. taking an exam or making a major presentation, etc.)
“O my Lord! expand me my breast;
Ease my task for me;
And remove the impediment from my speech.
So they may understand what I say:” (20: 26-28)
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! (45.37)
Source: The Alim Software, version 6.0
Dua Video: Set of Du’as from the Qur’an
Du’as from the Qur’an in Arabic with English Subtitles by the superb Qari Basit
Download 21 duas from the Qur’an in pdf format
Please click here to view the 21 duas from the Qur’an and to download them. This is just a compilation of some of the duas from the Qur’an. There are more duas in the Qur’an.
Dua Video: If anything bad has happened
Recite this dua if anything bad (death, etc.) has happened.
Duas from Hadith:
Duas after Salat (Prescribed Prayers)
“أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ (ثَلَاثاً 3 times) اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ السَّلَامُ وَمِنْكَ السَّلَامُ، تَبَارَكْتَ يَا ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ”.
66. ‘Astaghfirullaaha Allaahumma ‘Antas-Salaamu wa minkas-salaamu, tabaarakta yaa Thal-Jalaali wal-’Ikraam.
I seek the forgiveness of Allah (three times) . O Allah, You are Peace and from You comes peace . Blessed are You , O Owner of majesty and honor.
Reference: Muslim 1/414.
“لَا إِلهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ، اللَّهُمَّ لَا مَانِعَ لِمَا أَعْطَيْتَ، وَلَا مُعْطِيَ لِمَا مَنَعْتَ، وَلَا يَنْفَعُ ذَا الْجَدِّ مِنْكَ الْجَدُّ”.
67. Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa Huwa ‘alaa kulli shay’in Qadeer, Allaahumma laa maard’a limaa ‘a’tayta, wa laa mu’tiya limaa mana’ta, wa laa yanfa’u thal-jaddi minkal-jadd.
None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, He has no partner, His is the dominion and His is the praise, and He is Able to do all things. O Allah, there is none who can withhold what You give, and none may give what You have withheld; and the might of the mighty person cannot benefit him against You.
Reference: Al-Bukhari 1/255, Muslim 1/414.
“لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ، لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ، وَلَا نَعْبُدُ إِلَّا إِيَّاهُ، لَه النِّعْمَةُ وَلَهُ الْفَضْلُ وَلَهُ الثَّنَاءُ الْحَسَنُ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ”.
68. Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku, wa lahul-hamdu wa Huwa ‘alaa kulli shay ‘in Qadeer. Laa hawla wa laa quwwata ‘illaa billaahi, laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu, wa laa na’budu ‘illaa ‘iyyaahu, lahun-ni’matu wa lahul-fadhlu wa lahuth-thanaa’ul-hasanu, laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu mukhliseena lahud-deena wa law karihal-kaafiroon.
None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, He has no partner, His is the dominion and His is the praise and He is Able to do all things. There is no power and no might except by Allah . None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and we do not worship any other besides Him . His is grace , and His is bounty and to Him belongs the most excellent praise. None has the right to be worshipped but Allah . (We are) sincere in making our religious devotion to Him, even though the disbelievers may dislike it.
Reference: Muslim 1/415.
“سُبْحَانَ اللهِ، وَالْحَمْدُ للهِ، وَاللهُ أَكْبَرُ (ثَلَاثاً وَثَلَاثِينَ 33 times) لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ”.
69. Subhaanallaahi, walhamdu lillaahi wallaahu ‘Akbar, – Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamduwaHuwa’alaakullishay’inQadeer.
Glory is to Allah , and praise is to Allah , and Allah is the Most Great (each said thirty-three times). None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, He has no partner, His is the dominion and His is the praise and He is Able to do all things.
Reference: Muslim 1/418, Whoever says this after every prayer will be forgiven his sins even though they be as the foam of the sea.
بَسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ “قُلْ هُوَ اللهُ أَحَدٌ ۞ اللهُ الصَّمَدُ ۞ لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ ۞ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ”
Asking for what is good
Umair ibn Sa’d said, “Ibn Mas’ud used to teach us the tashahud of the prayer and then he would say, ‘When one of you finishes the tashahud, he should say: O Allah, I ask you for all good, that which I am aware of and that which I am not. I seek refuge in You from all evil, that which I am aware of and that which I am not. O Allah, I ask you for the good that your devoted servants asked for. I seek refuge in You from all evil, that which I am aware of and that which I am not. O Allah, I ask you for the good that your devoted servants asked for. I seek refuge in You from the evil that your devoted servants sought refuge for. Our Lord, give us the good of this life and the good of the Hereafter.’ He said, ‘No prophet or righteous person supplicated for anything except that it is contained therein.” (Related by Ibn Abu Shaibah and Sa’eed ibn Mansur.)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 1, #161
Asking for Allah’s forgiveness
1. Shaddad b. Aws reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “The best supplication for forgiveness is to say, ‘Allahumma anta Rabbi la ilaha illa anta, Khalaqtani wa ana ‘abduka, wa ana ‘ala ‘ahdika wa wa’ dika mastata’tu. A’udhu bika min sharri ma sana’tu, abu’u laka bini’matika ‘alayya wa abu’u laka bidhanbi faghfirli innahu la yaghfirudhdhunuba illa anta (O Allah, You are my Lord, there is no god but You. You created me and I am Your servant, and I try my best to keep my covenant (faith) with You and to live in the hope of Your promise. I seek refuge in You from evil done by me. I acknowledge Your favors upon me and I acknowledge my sins. So forgive me for none forgives sins but You.”‘) The Prophet, peace be upon him, added, “If somebody recites this during the day with firm faith in it, and dies on the same day before the evening, he will be one of the people of Paradise. And if somebody recites it at night with firm faith in it, and dies before the morning, he will be one of the people of Paradise.” (Reported in Bukhari and reported by Buraydah ibn al-Hasib in Abu Dawud, #5052)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 4, #115.
In the following video, the above dua is recited in Arabic and an English translation subtitle is provided.
2. Ali (r) reported that when the Prophet (s) prayed, the last thing he would say between the tashahud and the tasleem was, “O Allah, forgive my past and later sins, what was in private and what was in public, and what I have been extravagant in. You are more knowledgeable of it than I. You are the Promoter and the Retarder. There is no god except You.” (Related by Muslim.)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 1, #161
3. Abdullah ibn ‘Amr reported that Abu Bakr said to the Messenger of Allah, “Teach me a supplication that I may use in my prayers.” He told him, “Say, O Allah, I have wronged my soul a great wrong and no one forgives sins except You, so forgive me with such forgiveness that only comes from You and have mercy on me. Verily, You are the Oft-Forgiving, the Oft-Merciful.”
(Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 1, #161
4. Handhalah ibn ‘Ali said that Muhjan ibn al-Adra’ related to him that the Prophet entered the mosque while a man was just about to finish his prayer. The latter made the tashahud and said, “O Allah, I am asking You, O Allah, the One, the Only, the Absolute, who begets nor is begotten, nor is anyone like Him, to forgive my sins, for You are the Forgiving, the Merciful.” The Prophet then said three times, “He has been forgiven.” (Related by Ahmad and Abu Dawud.)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 1, #161
Seeking protection during travel
1. Malik related to me that he heard that when the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, set foot in the stirrup intending to travel, he would say, “In the name of Allah. O Allah! You are my companion in the journey and the Khalifa of my family. O Allah! Spread out the earth for us and make the journey easy for us. O Allah! I seek refuge with You from the hardship of the journey and from returning to sorrow and a distressing sight regarding property and family.”
2. Malik related to me from a reliable source of his from Yaqub ibn Abdullah al-Ashajj from Bushr ibn Said from Sad ibn Abi Waqqas from Khawla bint Hakim that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Whoever dismounts to rest in a place should say, ‘I seek refuge with the complete words of Allah from the evil of what he created,’ (audhu bi kalimati-llahi at-tammati min sharri ma khalaqa), and nothing will harm him until he remounts.”
Source: Al-Muwatta Hadith, 54: 34.
Dua Video: Dua on entering home
Dua Video: Dua before leaving home for work or elsewhere
Seeking divine guidance
O God, I seek divine guidance so that I may remain steadfast in what is just.
I seek divine guidance in order to be firm in righteousness.
I seek divine guidance in the manner that I express my gratitude for Your favour and worship with devotion.
I seek from You a tongue that speaks the truth and a heart which is pure and clean.
Seeking help in an alarming situation:
I seek refuge in Allah’s perfect words from His anger, the evil of His servants, the evil suggestions of the devils and their presence.
Source: Sunan of Abu-Dawood, # 3884, and narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-’As
1. O Allah! Grant me health in my body. O Allah! Grant me good hearing. O Allah! Grant me good eyesight. There is no god but Thou. (Allahoumma ghafini fii badani, Allahoumma ghafini fii samghi, Allahoumma ghafini fii basari, La illaha illa ant).
The following video has two duas where the first dua (listed above) is the one for health.
Source: Sunan Abu Dawood, #2408, on the authority of Abubarakah. This narrator of this hadith stated that this dua is to be repeated three times in the morning and three times in the evening.
2. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) would say the following during his prayers: “O God, forgive me, have mercy on me, guide me, heal me, and provide for me.“
Source: Sunan of Abu Dawood, Hadith 323
3. Zaid ibn Alqam (رضي الله عنه) reported: I will not say anything to you except what the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to say. He (ﷺ) used to supplicate: “O Allah, I seek refuge in You from disability, from laziness, from cowardice, from miserliness, decrepitude and from the torment of the grave. O Allah, grant to my soul the sense of righteousness and purify it, for You are the Best Purifier thereof. You are the Protector and Guardian. O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the knowledge which does not benefit, from the heart that does not have fear (of Allah), from the soul that does not feel content, and the supplication that is not answered.”
[Sahih Muslim, Book 035, Number 6568]
عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَرْقَمَ، قَالَ لاَ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ إِلاَّ كَمَا كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ كَانَ يَقُولُ ” اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ وَالْجُبْنِ وَالْبُخْلِ وَالْهَرَمِ وَعَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ اللَّهُمَّ آتِ نَفْسِي تَقْوَاهَا وَزَكِّهَا أَنْتَ خَيْرُ مَنْ زَكَّاهَا أَنْتَ وَلِيُّهَا وَمَوْلاَهَا اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ لاَ يَنْفَعُ وَمِنْ قَلْبٍ لاَ يَخْشَعُ وَمِنْ نَفْسٍ لاَ تَشْبَعُ وَمِنْ دَعْوَةٍ لاَ يُسْتَجَابُ لَهَا ”
Dua Video: When facing hardship
When facing any hardship, please recite this dua.
Another dua which you can read when facing hardship is contained in the following hadith:
Ibn ‘Umar reported that the Prophet (s) said, “When you leave your house and are afflicted with hardship, why don’t you pray, ‘In the name of Allah respecting myself, my property, and my din. O Allah, cause me to be satisfied and pleased with Your decree, and bless me in whatis decreed for me, so that I will not want to hasten what You have delayed, nor to delay
what You have hastened’.” (Ibn As-Sinni)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4, #131a.
When suffering from an ailment
The Prophet (s) used to treat some of his wives by passing his right hand over the place of ailment and used to say, “O Lord of the people! Remove the difficulty and bring about healing as You are the Healer. There is no healing but Your Healing, a healing that will leave no ailment.”
Source: Narrated by Aisha (ra) in Sahih Bukhari, volume 7, #646
Seeking Allah’s Protection:
(Source: Fiqh-Us-Sunnah, volume 4, #115)
It is reported that Talq b. Habib said, “A man came to Abu Darda and said to him, ‘O Abu Darda, your house has burned.’ He said: ‘No, it cannot be burned. Allah will never allow this to happen because of the words that I heard from the Prophet, peace be upon him. Whoever says these words in the beginning of a day, the Prophet, peace be upon him, told us, will not be afflicted by a misfortune until the end of the day, and whoever says these words in the evening will not be afflicted until morning. These words are, “O Allah, You are my Lord, there is no god but You, I put my trust in You, You are the Lord of the Mighty Throne. Whatever Allah wills will happen and what He does not will, cannot happen. There is no power or strength except with Allah, the Exalted, the Mighty. I know that Allah has power over all things, and Allah comprehends all things in knowledge. O Allah, I seek refuge with You from the evil of myself and from the evil of all creatures under Your control. Surely the straight way is my Sustainer’s way“.”‘
In some versions of this hadith we further find that he said, “Come, let us go. So he went with them to his house. They found all the area surrounding the house burned but his house was not damaged.”
Here is the above dua in a dua video in Arabic with English translation.
Seeking Protection from the Evil Eye
The Prophet used to seek refuge with Allah for Al-Hasan and Al-Husain and say: “Your forefather (i.e. Abraham) used to seek refuge with Allah for Ishmael and Isaac by reciting the following: ‘O Allah! I seek refuge with Your Perfect Words from every devil and from poisonous pests and from every evil, harmful, envious eye.‘
Source: Narrated by Ibn Abbas and reported in Sahih Bukhari, Hadith #590, volume 4.
When in distress or difficulty or sorrow
Source for this dua subsection: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4, no 128
1. Ibn ‘Abbas reported, “The Prophet, peace be upon him, at times of sorrow and grief used to supplicate, La ilaha illa Allah Al-’Azim, Al-’Alim, la ilaha illa Allah, Rabbul ‘arshil ‘Azim, la ilaha illa Allahu, Rabbus-Samawati wa rabbul ardi wa rabbul ‘arshi karim (There is no god but Allah, the Mighty, the Forbearing, there is no god but Allah, the Lord of the mighty throne, there is no god but Allah, the Lord of the heavens and the earth, and the Lord of the throne of honor)’.”
Source: Bukhari and Muslim.
2. Anas said that when the Prophet, peace be upon him, was faced with a serious difficulty, he would always supplicate, “Ya Hayyu, ya Qayyumu, bi-rahmatika astaghithu (O the Living, O the Eternal, I seek help in Your grace).
3. Abu Hurairah reported that whenever the Prophet, peace be upon him, was faced with a serious difficulty, he would raise his head to the sky and supplicate, “Subhan-Allah al-’Azim (glory be to Allah, the Mighty).” And when he implored seriously and strongly, he would say “Ya Hayyu, Ya Qayyum (O the Living, the Eternal One).”
4. Abu Bakrah reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “The supplications of distress are, ‘Allahumma rahmataka arju, fala takilni ila nafsi tarfata ‘ain, wa aslah li sha’ni kullahu, la ilaha illa anta (O Allah, I hope for Your mercy, so give me not over to my self even for as little as wink of an eye, and set right all my affairs, there is no god but You).”
Source: Abu Daw’ud
5. Asma, daughter of ‘Amais, reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, asked her, “Shall I tell you words that you may say in times of pain or distress. These are, ‘Allah, Allah, Rabbi la ushriku bihi shai’an (Allah, Allah, my Lord, I associate none with Him).” Another narration says that these words should be said seven times.
Source: Abu Daw’ud
6. Sa’d ibn Waqas reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “The supplication made by the Companion of the Fish (Prophet Yunus) in the belly of the fish was, ‘La ilaha illa anta, subhanaka, inni kuntu minaz-zalimin (there is no god but You, You are far exalted and above all weaknesses, and I was indeed the wrongdoer)’. If any Muslim supplicates in these words, his supplication will be accepted.” In another report we read, “I know words that will cause Allah to remove one’s distress. These are the words (of supplication) of my brother Yunus, peace be upon him,”
7. Ibn Mas’ud reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “If any servant of Allah afflicted with distress or grief makes this supplication, his supplication will be accepted: ‘O Allah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of your maidservant. My forehead is in Your hand. Your command conceming me prevails, and Your decision concerning me is just. I call upon You by every one of the beautiful names by which You have described Yourself, or which You have revealed in Your book, or have taught anyone of Your creatures, or which You have chosen to keep in the knowledge of the unseen with You, to make the Qur’an the delight of my heart, the light of my breast, and remover of my griefs, sorrows, and afflictions‘.” A supplication in these words will be answered. Allah will remove one’s affliction and replace it with joy and happiness.
Source: Reported by Ahmad and Ibn Hibban
8. Anas reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, used to supplicate, “O Allah, there is no ease except what You make easy, and you alone can turn a difficulty into ease.” (Ibn As-sinni)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 4, #131
9. Allah’s Apostle used to say at the time of difficulty, “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the Majestic, the Most Forbearing. None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the Lord of the Tremendous Throne. None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the Lord of the Heavens and the Lord of the Honourable Throne.“
Source: narrated by Ibn Abbas in Sahih Bukhari, volume 9, #526.
10. Video for Dua when one is in distress:
Seeking protection from debt
- Allah’s Apostle used to invoke Allah in the prayer saying, “O Allah, I seek refuge with you from all sins, and from being in debt.” Someone said, O Allah’s Apostle! (I see you) very often you seek refuge with Allah from being in debt. He replied, “If a person is in debt, he tells lies when he speaks, and breaks his promises when he promises.”
Source: Narrated by Aisha (ra) in Sahih Bukhari, volume 3 hadith #582.
- “O Allah! I seek refuge with you (Allah) from (worries) care and grief, from incapacity and laziness, from miserliness and cowardice, from being heavily in debt and from being overpowered by other men.”
Narrated by Abu Talha to Anas bin Malik in Sahih Bukhari, volume 8, hadith #374.
- Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported, “One day the Prophet (s) entered the mosque. He saw there a man from the Ansar called Abu Umamah. He asked, ‘What is the matter with you that I see you sitting in the mosque when it is not the time of prayer.’ He replied, ‘I am very much worried and in great debt, O Messenger of Allah!’ The Prophet said, ‘Let me teach you words to say so that Allah will remove your worries and settle your debt?’ He exclaimed, ‘Of course, O, Messenger of Allah.’ The Prophet said, ‘Say in morning and evening, “O Allah, I seek refuge in You from all worry and grief. I seek refuge in You from incapacity and slackness. I seek refuge in You from cowardice and niggardliness, and I seek refuge in You from being overcome by debt and being subjected to men“.’ The man said, ‘When I did that, Allah removed all my worries and settled my debt’.” (Abu Daw’ud) in Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4, #131b
To control one’s anger
Sulaiman b. Sard said, “I was sitting with the Prophet, peace be upon him, when two men abused each other and one of them became so angry that his face became swollen and changed. The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, ‘I know a
word that that will cause him to relax, and this is, “I seek refuge with Allah from Satan, the accursed.” (If he said these words) his anger will cool down.’
Source: Muslim and Bukhari, Fiqh us Sunna, vol 4, #133.
To have good relations
Ibn Mas’ud reported that the Prophet taught him to say this supplication: “O Allah, bring our hearts together and make our relations good. Guide us to the paths of peace and bring us out of the darkness and into the light. Keep us away from lewdness, both hidden and open. O Allah, bless us in our hearing and our sight, in our hearts, our wives and our offspring. Turn unto us, for You are the Oft-Turning, the Oft-Merciful. Make us thankful for Your blessings and complete it upon us.” (Related by Ahmad and Abu Dawud.)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 1, #161
When encountering an enemy or being afraid of somebody, e.g. a ruler or your boss at work
1. It is also reported from Ibn ‘Umar that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “When you are afraid of a ruler or someone else, you should say, ‘There is no god but Allah, the Forbearing, the Gracious. Glory be to Allah, my Lord, glory be to Allah, the Lord of the seven heavens and of the mighty throne. There is no god but You, strong is your protection, and great is Your praise’.”
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 4, #130
2. Ibn ‘Abbas said, “Hasbuna-Allah wa ni’am alwakil (Allah suffices us for everything and He is the most excellent guardian),” and then he added, “These words were uttered by the Prophet Ibrahim, peace be upon him, when he was thrown into the fire, and the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said these words when the people informed him, ‘The people have gathered against you’.” (Bukhari)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 4, #130
3. ‘Awf b. Malik reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, judged the case of two men. The one who lost the case, turning away to go, said, “Allah is sufficient for us, and He is the best guardian.” The Prophet, peace be upon him, said to him, “Allah disapproves of weakness and impotence. You must put in effort and work, but if you are overwhelmed by a difficulty then say, ‘Allah is sufficient for me, and he is the most excellent guardian’.”
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 4, #130
1. The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) used to say: “O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from four things: Knowledge which does not profit, a heart which is not submissive, a soul which has an insatiable appetite, and a supplication which is not heard.“
Source: Narrated Abu Hurayrah in Sunan Abu Dawud, hadith 614.
2. When the Prophet, peace be upon him, woke he would say, “There is no god but You, glory be to You. O Allah, I seek Your forgiveness of my sins, and ask for Your mercy. O Allah, increase me in knowledge, and let not my heart deviate after You have guided me on the right path. Grant me mercy from You, for You are the Grantor of bounties without measure.”
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 1, # 121
3. Narrated Zayd ibn Arqam: I am not going to say anything but only that which Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) used to say. He used to supplicate: “O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from incapacity, from sloth, from cowardice, from miserliness, decrepitude and from torment of the grave. O Allah, grant to my soul the sense of righteousness and purify it, for Thou art the Best Purifier thereof. Thou art the Protecting friend thereof, and Guardian thereof. O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from the knowledge which does not benefit, from the heart that does not entertain the fear (of Allah), from the soul that does not feel contented and the supplication that is not responded.”
Source: Sahih Muslim, hadith 1260.
Du’a for studying (and taking exams)
Seeking protection from evil
1. Ibn ‘Umar reports that when the Prophet went out for a battle or a journey, and night came upon him, he would say: “O Earth, my Lord and your Lord is Allah. I seek refuge in Allah from your evil and the evil of what is on you and the evil of what has been created upon you and the evil of what walks upon you. I seek refuge in Allah from lions and large black snakes, and from snakes and scorpions, and from the evil or all that inhabit the land, and the evil of a father and what he has fathered.” This is related by Ahmad and Abu Dawud.
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 2, #119b.
2. Ibn Mas’ud reported, “When it was evening the Prophet, peace be upon him, would supplicate, “We have evening and the whole Kingdom of Allah also has evening and all praise is due to Allah. There is no god but Allah, the One Who has no partner with Him, His is the Sovereignty and all Praise is due to Him, and He has power over all things. O Allah, I ask You the good of this night and I seek refuge in You from the evil of this night and the evil that follows it. O Allah, I seek refuge in You from sloth and from the evil of vanity. O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the torment of Hell-Fire and from the torment of the grave.” And likewise when it was morning he would say, “It is morning for us and [also] for the whole Kingdom of Allah.” (Muslim)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4, #115.
Dua Video: Dua for seeking refuge from Shaytan (Satan)
On seeing someone in distress
Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “If one sees an afflicted person and says, ‘Praise and thanks be to Allah Who has saved me from what he has afflicted you with, and has honored me over many of His creatures,’ he will be saved from that affliction.” (Reported by Tirmidhi, who considers it sound)
An-Nawawi states that the scholars said, “One should say the above mentioned supplication inaudibly so that the afflicted person should not hear it, lest he should be grieved by it. But if the affliction is the result of his sinful conduct then there is no harm in his listening if he is not heedful of evil.”
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4, #126a.
Dua against sleeplessness–e.g., for road warriors
In another sound hadith, the Prophet (s) said, “Whoever wakes up from sleep and cannot go back to sleep, and says, “La ilaha illa-Allahu wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-mulk wa lahul-hamd, wa huwa ‘ala kulli sha’ in qadeer, al-hamdu lillahi, wa subhan’Allah, wa la ilaha illallahu, wallahu akbar, wala hawla wala quwwata illa billah (there is no god but Allah, He is One and has no partner, to Him belongs all praise and all authority, and He has power over all things, praise be to Allah, glory be to Aliah, there is no god but Allah, Allah is the greatest, there is no power nor any authority but with Allah),’ and then says, ‘Allahumma ighfir li (O Allah, forgive me), or asks some other thing, will be answered, and if he makes wudu and offers a prayer it will be accepted from him.”
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4, #121.
Dua against nightmares
Yahya related to me from Malik that Yahya ibn Said said that he had heard that Khalid ibn al-Walid said to the Messenger of Allah (s) “I have nightmares.” The Messenger of Allah (s) said to him, “Say, ‘I seek refuge with the complete words of Allah from His anger and His punishment and the evil of His slaves, and from the evil suggestions of the shayatin and from their being present (at death).’ [Audhu bi kalimati' llahi't-tammati min ghadabihi wa iqabihi wa sharri ibadihi wa min hamazati' sh-shayatin wa an yahdurun.] “
Source: Al-Muwatta Hadith, volume 51: #9.
Concerning One’s Family or Property
On seeing something good and pleasing concerning one’s family or property one should say, “Allah’s will be done! There is no power or strength except with Allah.” (Reported by Ibn As-Sinni) And on seeing in them something unpleasant, he should say, “Praise and thanks be to Allah under all circumstances.” Allah says in the Qur’an (18.39), “Why did you not say, as you went into your garden, ‘Allah’s Will be done! There is no power but with Allah!”‘
Anas (r) reported, “The Prophet (s) said, ‘If for every blessing bestowed by Allah upon his servant in his family or property the servant says, “Allah’s will be done! There is no power but with Allah,” he will witness no misfortune concerning them except that of death’.”
(Reported by Ibn As-Sinni)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4, #125a.
Comprehensive Dua seeking Allah’s help as well victory and guidance
The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to supplicate Allah: “My Lord, help me and do not give help against me; grant me victory, and do not grant victory over me; plan on my behalf and do not plan against me; guide me, and made my right guidance easy for me; grant me victory over those who act wrongfully towards me; O Allah, make me grateful to Thee, mindful of Thee, full of fear towards Thee, devoted to Thy obedience, humble before Thee,or penitent. My Lord, accept my repentance, wash away my sin, answer my supplication, clearly establish my evidence, guide my heart, make true my tongue and draw out malice in my breast.”
Source: Abdullah Ibn Abbas, in Sunan Abu Dawood, Hadith #595
Dua Video: Dua After Salaah with English Close Caption
Sheikh Mishary Alafasy recites the duas that you may also choose to recite by yourself after you have completed your salaah (prayer).
Dua Video: Dua Qunut with English Subtitle
This dua is sublime.
Dua Video: Dua When Waking Up
Dua Video: Morning Duas in Arabic only
Recorded from Al-Fajr TV.
Dua Video: Morning and Evening Duas in Arabic and English
Dua Video: Dua After Hearing the Adhan (Call to Prayer)
Dua Video: Dua When Going to the Mosque
Dua Video: Beautiful Dua Qunut by Saad Al Ghamdi
Dua Video: Dua After Finishing Your Prayer
Dua Video: Dua after Witr Prayer
Dua Wahda: Dua for the Unity of the Ummah
(Ramadan) dua from the Qur’an and Sunnah
Although some of the duas at the beginning can be said at any time, several of the duas especially from the Sunnah are Ramadan specific.
Some short zikr/ayat you can recite after prayer or while driving
These short duas as well as surat Iklas will earn you many blessings and spiritual contentment, calm and bliss. They will soothe your soul–especially if you are stuck in traffic or are on the tube.
Dua Video: Dua When Entering Your Car For Driving
Dua Video: Dua on entering the Mall or the Market or a Shop
Dua Video: Dua for Entering the Graveyard
DUAS WITH SPANISH SUBTITLES
- Dua video : Dua Qunut with Spanish Subtitle
Bonita Du’a recitada por Mishary Rashid Al-Efasy y traducida al español.
El Mensaje del Qur’an
- Dua video:Recuerdos al levantarse del sueño
- Dua video:Súplica al salir del hogar
DU’AS WITH FRENCH SUBTITLES
- Voici une video en 3 parties expliquant les conditions de validité d’une dua.
Dua video #17: Les Criteres Recquis Pour L’acceptation de Vos Duas (introduction)
- Dua video #18: Les Criteres Recquis Pour L’acceptation de Vos Duas (1ere Partie)
- Dua video #19: Les Criteres Recquis Pour L’acceptation de Vos Duas (2eme Partie)
1. Hisnul Muslim Website. Fortification of the Muslim (Hisnul Muslim) is perhaps the most popular du’a book currently in print. This site is an electronic rendition of the “little du’a book”. Another site with all the duas from Hisnul Muslim is the one by Islamic Knowledge–which also allows you to listen to the duas in MP3 format in arabic.
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