Dua Istikhara

Jabir states that Prophet Mohammad (SAW.) taught them the Istikhara dua with such constancy and used to say that when a person is in any dilemma, he should perform two rakaats nawafil Salaat and thereafter recite the following dua:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْتَخِيرُكَ بِعِلْمِكَ وَأَسْتَقْدِرُكَ بِقُدْرَتِكَ وَأَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ الْعَظِيمِ فَإِنَّكَ تَقْدِرُ وَلَا أَقْدِرُ وَتَعْلَمُ وَلَا أَعْلَمُ وَأَنْتَ عَلَّامُ الْغُيُوبِ اللَّهُمَّ إِنْ كُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ هَذَا الْأَمْرَ خَيْرٌ لِي فِي دِينِي وَمَعَاشِي وَعَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِي فَاقْدُرْهُ لِي وَيَسِّرْهُ لِي ثُمَّ بَارِكْ لِي فِيهِ وَإِنْ كُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ هَذَا الْأَمْرَ شَرٌّ فِي دِينِي وَمَعَاشِي وَعَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِي فَاصْرِفْهُ عَنِّي وَاصْرِفْنِي عَنْهُ وَاقْدُرْ لِيَ الْخَيْرَ حَيْثُ كَانَ ثُمَّ ارْضِنِي بِهِ
“O Allah, with Your knowledge I seek the good, with Your power I seek ability and Your mighty favor for certainly You have the power that I don’t have, You know and I do not Know and You Know the unseen. O Allah, in Your knowledge if this work is good for me in this Duniya and the Akhirah (hereafter), then let it be for me, grant me blessings in it and if it is bad for me then keep it far away from me and grant me any destiny that will make me happy”.(Mishkat)


Istikhara Prayer

The purpose of  Istikhara Prayer or Dua e Istikhara is “asking what is best and appropriate for us” from Allah. Whenever a Muslim is settling on a choice, he or she must look for Allah’s guidance and acumen. This means in all of one’s affairs, the person supplicates Salat Istikhara Dua to Allah, the merciful and sincerely asks Allah to make his path easy and have a good outcome.

Importance of Istikhara in Quran (ayat 216 surah al-baqara)

” Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you. But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you, and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not. ”


Marriage Istikhara

Durood Shareef, if you know Durood-e-Ibraheemi X 3 times;
Surah Fateha X 3 times;
Offer Savaab to Beloved Prophet Muhammad;
Again Durood Shareef if you know Durood-e-Ibraheemi X 3 times;
Again Surah Fateha X 3 times;
“Ya Hameedo Tahmatta Bil Hamde Wal Hamdo Fi Hamde Hamdika Ya Hameed” X 3 times;
“Ya Majeedo Majjatta Bil Majde Wal Majdo Fi Majde Majdika Ya Majeed” X 3 times;“Allaahumma Innaka Taqdeero Wala Aqdeero Wata Lamoo Wala ‘Aa Lamoo Wa Anta Allaamul ‘Ghuyoob Fa Inna Ra a’eeta Inna Fi ‘name of the girl/boy’ Bin te /Bin ‘girl’s/boy’s mother’s name’ Khairallee Fi Deeni Wa Duniyaae Wa A’khiratee Faqdur Haali Wa in Kaana Fi ‘Ghairehaa ‘Khairammin Haali Fi Deeni Wa A’khiratee Faqdur Haali, Wa Sallallaahu Ta ‘Aala ‘Ala MuhammadinwwaAlehi Wa Ashaabihi Wa Barik Wasallim”Do this for 7 days. Insha Allah on any single night or maybe regularly for 7 days or for any number of nights within these 7 days you will see the Ishaara (hints).


Dua to pay off debts

اللَّهُمَّ اكْفِنِي بِحَلَالِكَ عَنْ حَرَامِكَ وَأَغْنِنِي بِفَضْلِكَ عَمَّنْ سِوَاكْ

“O Allah, save me from haraam and make the halaal sufficient and by your boon/favor make me independent from others”.


These words were spoken by Ali (R.A.) taught by Prophet Mohammad (SAW.) when a person expressed a shortfall in his wealth to Ali (R.A.) he said: “Shall I not show you what Prophet Mohammad (SAW) taught me, even if there is a debt equal to that of a huge mountain then Allah will pay it”. Ali (R.A.) then recited the above dua.


Dua after salaat of need

Abdullah bin Auf (R.A.) narrates that Prophet Mohammad (SAW.) said that if a person has a need either from Allah or man, he should perform wudhu properly, perform two rakaats Nawafil Salaat, praise Allah and send Durood to Prophet Mohammad (SAW.) and recite the following dua:
لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ الْحَلِيمُ الْكَرِيمُ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَرْشِالْعَظِيمِ، وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ أَسْأَلُكَ مُوجِبَاتِ رَحْمَتِكَ وَعَزَائِمَ مَغْفِرَتِكَ وَالْغَنِيمَةَ مِنْ كُلِّ بِرٍّ وَالسَّلَامَةَ مِنْ كُلِّ إِثْمٍ لَا تَدَعْ لِي ذَنْبَاً إِلَّا غَفَرْتَهُ وَلَا هَمَّاً إِلَّا فَرَّجْتَهُ وَلَا حَاجَةً هِيَ لَكَ رِضَاً إِلَّا قَضَيْتَهَا يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ
“There is none worthy of worship besides Allah, who is affectionate and most helpful. He is pure and is the Lord of the Arsh (throne). All praise belongs to Allah. O Allah, I desire (seek) that which makes Your mercy compulsory and the things that necessitate Your forgiveness, and a portion of every good and safety from every sin. O Merciful of the Merciful, forgive (pardon) my sins and remove all my worries and fulfill all my needs as You desire.


Dua For Rain

اللَّهُمَّ أَغِثْنَا

“O Allah, listen to our plea (request)”.




Dua When something is lost

اللَّهُمَّ رَادَّ الضَّالَّةِ وَهَادِي الضَّالَّةِ أَنْتَ تَهْدِي مِنَ الضَّلَالَةِ ارْدُدْ عَلَيَّ ضَالَّتِي بِقُدْرَتِكَ وَسُلْطَانِكَ فَإِنَّهَا مِنْ عَطَائِكَ وَفَضْلِكَ
“O Allah, the One who returns the lost, by Your power and awe return what I have lost, for surely I have received it as Your gift and favor (boon)”.


Dua For the progression of wealth

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَرَسُولِكَ وَعَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَعَلَى الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَالْمُسْلِمَاتِ

“O Allah, descend mercy on Muhammad (S.A.W.) who is Your servant, and Rasul and all the male and female Mo’mins and also all the male and female Muslims”.

(Hisnul Hasin from Abu Yala



Dua When fearing the enemy

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَجْعَلُكَ فِي نُحُورِهِمْ وَنَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شُرُورِهِمْ

“O Allah, we make you the turner of the (enemies) chest (heart) and seek refuge in You from their evils”.

(Abu Dawood)


Dua at the time of sighting the moon

أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شَرِّ هَذَا
“I seek refuge in Allah from this (its) evil.”


Dua At the time of emission of sperm

When the sperm comes out, recite the following dua in the heart:
اللَّهُمَّ لَا تَجْعَلْ لِلشَّيْطَانِ فِيمَا رَزَقْتَنِي نَصِيبَاً
“O Allah, let Satan not be part of the children You grant us”.


Dua When looking in the mirror

اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ حَسَّنْتَ خَلْقِي فَحَسِّنْ خُلُقِي
“O Allah, just as You have made my external features beautiful, make my character beautiful as well”.


Dua Arrival of a bride

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَهَا وَخَيْرَ مَا جَبَلْتَهَا عَلَيْهِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّهَا وَشَّرَّ مَا جَبَلْتَهَا عَلَيْهِ
“O Allah, I seek the good in it from You and the goodness in the habit and character in it/her and seek refuge in You from its/her evil habits and character”.
Note: Recite the above dua whilst holding the forehead of the bride for Barakat (blessings). (Mishkat from Abu Dawood and Ibn Maja)


Dua When wearing new clothes

اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ كَمَا كَسَوْتَنِيهِ أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَهُ وَخَيْرَ مَا صُنِعَ لَهُ وَأَعُوذُ مِنْ شَرِّهِ وَشَرِّ مَا صُنِعَ لَهُ

“O Allah, all praise is to You, just as You have dressed me, I seek Your blessings of it and the blessings of what it is made of and I seek protection and Your refuge from all evil and the evil of that which it is made of”.


Umar (R.A.) stated that Prophet Mohammad (SAW.) said that if a person recites the following dua when dressing in new clothing and gives the old clothing in charity, then Allah will protect him both in this life and the Aakhirah and he will be under Allah’s cover (i.e. he will be protected from all calamities and his sins will be hidden).




Dua Drinking Zam Zam water

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ عِلْمَاً نَافِعَاًً وَرِزْقَاً وَاسِعَاًَ وَشِفَاءً مِنْ كُلِّ دَاءٍ
“O Allah, I seek beneficial knowledge, wide sustenance and cure from all ailments from You”.


Dua When drinking water

اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيهِ وَزِدْنَا مِنْهُ

“O Allah, grant us blessings in it”.



Dua Before meals

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَعَلَى بَرَكَةِ اللَّهِ

In the name of Allah and with the blessings of Allah I begin (eating)”.



Dua After Meals

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنَا وَسَقَانَا وَجَعَلَنَا مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ

“All praise belongs to Allah, who fed us and quenched our thirst and made us Muslims”.

(Ibn Al Sunni)


Dua When entering one home

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَ الْمَوْلِجِ وَخَيْرَ الْمَخْرَجِ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَلِجْنَا وَعَلَى اللَّهِ رَبِّنَا تَوَكَّلْنَا
“O Allah, I seek a good entry and a good exit. We take Allah’s name to enter and to exit and rely on Him who is our Lord.

After this dua greet the members of the household.



Dua When leaving the house

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللَّهِ وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ
“I depart with Allah’s name, relying on Him. It is Allah who saves us from sins with His guidance (the ability to do so).” (Tirmidhi)

It is stated in the hadith that if a person recites the above dua and departs then there is an (unseen) proclamation that his need will be fulfilled and that he will be protected from any harm or injury. On hearing this dua, Satan goes away from the place and refrains from troubling the reciting person.



Dua During wudu

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي ذَنْبِي وَوَسِّعْ لِي فِي دَارِي وَبَارِكْ لِي فِي رِزْقِي
“O Allah, forgive my sins and widen my grave and grant barakat in my Rizq (sustenance)”.


Dua When coming out of the toilet

“(O Allah) I seek forgiveness and pardon from You”.
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَذْهَبَ عَنِّي الْأَذَى وَعَافَانِي
“All Praise be to Allah, who removed the difficulty from me and gave me ease (relief)”.


Dua When entering the toilet

Bismillah “In the name of Allah”
It is in the hadith that between the eyes of Satan and the private parts of man Bismillah is a barrier therefore, this dua should be recited.
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْخُبْثِ وَالْخَبَائِثِ
“O Allah. I seek refuge in You from the male-female evil and Jinns”.


Dua in any difficult

اللَّهُمَّ رَحْمَتَكَ أَرْجُو فَلَا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ وَأَصْلِحْ شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ
“O Allah, I hope for Your mercy, do not leave me for even the duration of an eye blink (duration) and correct my total condition. Besides You there is none worthy of worship”.


Dua cow buffalo that becomes sick

لَا بَأْسَ أَذْهِبِ الْبَأْسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ اشْفِ أَنْتَ الشَّافِي لَا يَكْشِفُ الضُّرَّ إِلَّا أَنْتَ
“There is no problem, O Lord of mankind, remove the difficulty (and) grant relief for you are the One who grants relief. There is no one but You who removes difficulties.”
Read this and blow 3 times on the right udder and 3 times on the left udder.



Dua When the soul is leaving the body

اللَّهُمَّ أَعِنِّي عَلَى غَمَرَاتِ الْمَوْتُ وَسَكَرَاتِ الْمَوْتِ
“O Allah, at this (time) of the severity of death help me”. (Tirmidhi)
At the time of death turn, the face towards the Qibla and the Majlis (gathering) that is present should say the shahada
لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ


Dua When death is eminent

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَارْحَمْنِي وَأَلْحِقْنِي بِالرَّفِيقِ الْأَعْلَى
“O Allah, forgive me and have mercy on me and let me reach the Companion on high”.



Dua For the cure of any illness

Ayesha (R.A.) stated that when anyone among them had an illness, Prophet Mohammad (SAW.) used to rub the area of the pain reciting the following dua:
أَذْهِبِ الْبَأْسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ وَاشْفِ أَنْتَ الشَّافِي لَا شِفَاءَ إِلَّا شِفَاؤُكَ شِفَاءٌ لَا يُغَادِرُ سَقَمَاً
“O Lord of the people, remove this pain and cure it, You are the one who cures and there is no one besides You who can cure, grant such a cure that no illness remains”.

“Ayesha (R.A.) stated that when Prophet Mohammad (SAW.) was ill, he used to recite the four Quls, blow on his hands and pass them over on the back and front. He also recited these surahs, blew on his hands and passed them over his body during his fatal illness”.

(Bukhari, Muslim)


Dua When visiting the sick

لَا بَأْسَ طَهُورٌ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ

“There is no problem, If Allah wills, He will purge your sins by this illness.”



Dua Istikhara

Jabir (R.A.) states that Prophet Mohammad (SAW.) taught them the Istikhara dua with such constancy and used to say that when a person is in any dilemma, he should perform two rakaats nawafil Salaat and thereafter recite the following dua:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْتَخِيرُكَ بِعِلْمِكَ وَأَسْتَقْدِرُكَ بِقُدْرَتِكَ وَأَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ الْعَظِيمِ فَإِنَّكَ تَقْدِرُ وَلَا أَقْدِرُ وَتَعْلَمُ وَلَا أَعْلَمُ وَأَنْتَ عَلَّامُ الْغُيُوبِ اللَّهُمَّ إِنْ كُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ هَذَا الْأَمْرَ خَيْرٌ لِي فِي دِينِي وَمَعَاشِي وَعَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِي فَاقْدُرْهُ لِي وَيَسِّرْهُ لِي ثُمَّ بَارِكْ لِي فِيهِ وَإِنْ كُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ هَذَا الْأَمْرَ شَرٌّ فِي دِينِي وَمَعَاشِي وَعَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِي فَاصْرِفْهُ عَنِّي وَاصْرِفْنِي عَنْهُ وَاقْدُرْ لِيَ الْخَيْرَ حَيْثُ كَانَ ثُمَّ ارْضِنِي بِهِ

“O Allah, with Your knowledge I seek the good, with Your power I seek ability and Your mighty favor for certainly You have the power that I don’t have, You know and I do not Know and You Know the unseen. O Allah, in Your knowledge if this work is good for me in this Duniya and the Akhirah (hereafter), then let it be for me, grant me blessings in it and if it is bad for me then keep it far away from me and grant me any destiny that will make me happy”.



Dua When fever or pain increases

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الْكَبِيرِ أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ الْعَظِيمِ مِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ عَرَقٍ نَعَّارٍ وَمِنْ شَرِّ حَرِّ النَّارِ

“I seek relief taking Allah’s great blessed name from all the evils of pulling (pulsating) nerves and from the evils of the hot fire”.


It is prohibited to speak ill of fever. When Umme Sahabia (R.A.) spoke ill of fever then Prophet Mohammad (SAW) said, “do not abuse fever for it removes the sins of a man like a furnace removes the rust from the iron”.



Dua For kidney stone or urination problems

رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ الَّذِي فِي السَّمَاءِ تَقَدَّسَ اسْمُكَ أَمْرُكَ فِي السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ كَمَا رَحْمَتُكَ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا حَوْبَنَا وَخَطَايَانَا أَنْتَ رَبُّ الطَّيِّبِينَ فَأَنْزِلْ شِفَاءً مِنْ شِفَائِكَ وَرَحْمَةً مِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ عَلَى هَذَا الْوَجَعِ
“Our Lord is Allah who is in the skies (worthy of worship). Your name is Pure. Your authority is prevalent in the sky and earth, just as Your Mercy is in the sky thus lower it on earth as well and forgive our sins and errors. You are the Lord of the pure ones thus descend upon this pain a cure (relief) from Your reliefs/cures and descend a Mercy from amongst Your Mercies on this pain.

If someone is smitten by a poisonous animal then read Surah Fatiha 7 times and blow on the animal”

(Hisn from Tirmidhi)

If someone is not mentally stable then read Surah Fatiha blow on that person.

(Abu Dawood and Nisani)


Dua For the pain of the eye

اللَّهُمَّ مَتِّعْنِي بِبَصَرِي وَاجْعَلْهُ الْوَارِثَ مِنِّي وَأَرِنِي فِي الْعَدُوِّ ثَأْرِي وَانْصُرْنِي عَلَى مَنْ ظَلَمَنِي
“O Allah grant me to benefit from my eyesight and keep it (maintain it) till my death and give me power over my enemies and give me aid against those who oppress me”.



Dua on a burn injury

أَذْهِبِ الْبَأْسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ اشْفِ أَنْتَ الشَّافِي لَا شَافِيَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

“O Lord of all mankind, remove the difficulty and grant relief (for) there is no one but You who grants relief (cure)”.

(Hisnul Hasin)

By blowing meant, letting the two lips meet a little and blow in such a manner that very little saliva emits. This applies in all cases where blowing is mentioned.


Dua When tired of life

Due to difficulty death is sought but one should never pray for death instead pray this:
اللَّهُمَّ أَحْيِنِي مَا كَانَتِ الْحَيَاةُ خَيْرٌ لِي وَتَوَفَّنِي إِذَا كَانَتِ الْوَفَاةُ خَيْرَاً لِي
“O Allah keep me alive as long as is good for me and when death is better for me lift me”.


Dua Istikhara for Marriage

When one desires to make istikhara for marriage, then keep the person in mind whem making niyah. Then do wudhu and perform Salaat. Then praise Allah, mention His Greatness and plead:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ تَقْدِرُ وَلَا أَقْدِرُ وَتَعْلَمُ وَلَا أَعْلَمُ وَأَنْتَ عَلَّامُالْغُيُوبِ ، فَإِنْ رَأَيْتَ أَنَّ فِي فُلَانَةِ خَيْرَاً لِي فِي دِينِي وَدُنْيَايَ وَآخِرَتِي فَاقْدُرْهَا لِي وَإِنْ كَانَ غَيْرُهَا خَيْرٌ مِنْهَا لِي فِي دِينِي وَآخِرَتِي فَاقْدُرْهَا لِي
“O Allah, You have power (control) and I have no control and You know and I do not know, and You know the condition of the Unseen. Thus if You see (deem fit) that this woman (here mention her name) is good for me concerning my Deen, world and Akhirah then grant me her control (make it possible that I marry her) and if besides her there be (another woman) which is better for me concerning Deen and Akhirah then specify her for me (grant me control over he)”.




Quranic Duas with Rabbana

رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ السَّمِيعُ العَلِيمُرَبَّنَا وَاجْعَلْنَا مُسْلِمَيْنِ لَكَ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِنَا أُمَّةً مُّسْلِمَةً لَّكَ وَأَرِنَا مَنَاسِكَنَا وَتُبْ عَلَيْنَآ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ
رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْراً وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانصُرْنَا عَلَى القَوْمِ الكَافِرِينَ
رَبَّنَا لاَ تُؤَاخِذْنَا إِن نَّسِينَا أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا
رَبَّنَا وَلاَ تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَا إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِنَا
رَبَّنَا وَلاَ تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لاَ طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا أَنتَ مَوْلاَنَا فَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ
رَبَّنَا لاَ تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ
رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ جَامِعُ النَّاسِ لِيَوْمٍ لاَّ رَيْبَ فِيهِ إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَ
رَبَّنَا إِنَّنَا آمَنَّا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
رَبَّنَا آمَنَّا بِمَا أَنزَلَتْ وَاتَّبَعْنَا الرَّسُولَ فَاكْتُبْنَا مَعَ الشَّاهِدِينَِ
ربَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَإِسْرَافَنَا فِي أَمْرِنَا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَِ
رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَذا بَاطِلاً سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ مَن تُدْخِلِ النَّارَ فَقَدْ أَخْزَيْتَهُ وَمَا لِلظَّالِمِينَ مِنْ أَنصَارٍ
رَّبَّنَا إِنَّنَا سَمِعْنَا مُنَادِيًا يُنَادِي لِلإِيمَانِ أَنْ آمِنُواْ بِرَبِّكُمْ فَآمَنَّا
رَبَّنَا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَكَفِّرْ عَنَّا سَيِّئَاتِنَا وَتَوَفَّنَا مَعَ الأبْرَارِ
رَبَّنَا وَآتِنَا مَا وَعَدتَّنَا عَلَى رُسُلِكَ وَلاَ تُخْزِنَا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّكَ لاَ تُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَاد
رَبَّنَا آمَنَّا فَاكْتُبْنَا مَعَ الشَّاهِدِينَ
رَبَّنَا أَنزِلْ عَلَيْنَا مَآئِدَةً مِّنَ السَّمَاء تَكُونُ لَنَا عِيداً لِّأَوَّلِنَا وَآخِرِنَا وَآيَةً مِّنكَ وَارْزُقْنَا وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الرَّازِقِينَ
رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنفُسَنَا وَإِن لَّمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ
رَبَّنَا لاَ تَجْعَلْنَا مَعَ الْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ
رَبَّنَا افْتَحْ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَ قَوْمِنَا بِالْحَقِّ وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الْفَاتِحِينَ
رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَتَوَفَّنَا مُسْلِمِينَ
رَبَّنَا لاَ تَجْعَلْنَا فِتْنَةً لِّلْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ ; وَنَجِّنَا بِرَحْمَتِكَ مِنَ الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ
رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ تَعْلَمُ مَا نُخْفِي وَمَا نُعْلِنُ وَمَا يَخْفَى عَلَى اللّهِ مِن شَيْءٍ فَي الأَرْضِ وَلاَ فِي السَّمَاء
رَبَّنَا وَتَقَبَّلْ دُعَاء
رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَوْمَ يَقُومُ الْحِسَابُ
رَبَّنَا آتِنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً وَهَيِّئْ لَنَا مِنْ أَمْرِنَا رَشَدًا
رَبَّنَا إِنَّنَا نَخَافُ أَن يَفْرُطَ عَلَيْنَا أَوْ أَن يَطْغَى
رَبَّنَا آمَنَّا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الرَّاحِمِينَ
رَبَّنَا اصْرِفْ عَنَّا عَذَابَ جَهَنَّمَ إِنَّ عَذَابَهَا كَانَ غَرَامًا إِنَّهَا سَاءتْ مُسْتَقَرًّا وَمُقَامًا
رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا
رَبَّنَا لَغَفُورٌ شَكُورٌ
آمَنُوا رَبَّنَا وَسِعْتَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ رَّحْمَةً وَعِلْمًا فَاغْفِرْ لِلَّذِينَ تَابُوا وَاتَّبَعُوا سَبِيلَكَ وَقِهِمْ عَذَابَ الْجَحِيمِ
رَبَّنَا وَأَدْخِلْهُمْ جَنَّاتِ عَدْنٍ الَّتِي وَعَدتَّهُم وَمَن صَلَحَ مِنْ آبَائِهِمْ وَأَزْوَاجِهِمْ وَذُرِّيَّاتِهِمْ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ وَقِهِمُ السَّيِّئَاتِ وَمَن تَقِ السَّيِّئَاتِ يَوْمَئِذٍ فَقَدْ رَحِمْتَهُ وَذَلِكَ هُوَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ
رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا وَلِإِخْوَانِنَا الَّذِينَ سَبَقُونَا بِالْإِيمَانِ وَلَا تَجْعَلْ فِي قُلُوبِنَا غِلًّا لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا
رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ رَؤُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ
رَّبَّنَا عَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ
رَبَّنَا لَا تَجْعَلْنَا فِتْنَةً لِّلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ
رَبَّنَا أَتْمِمْ لَنَا نُورَنَا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا إِنَّكَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

Dhikr Duas

The Prophet (Salalahu ‘alaihi was sallam) said:

The best dhikr is:

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا الله
‘La ilaha illa Allah’
(There is no god but Allah). (T & IM)

“There are two expressions which are light on the tongue but heavy in scale and are dear to the Compassionate One (Allah). These two phrases are:

سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَبِحَمْدِه
(Glorified be Allah and His is the Praise.)
سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ العَظِيْمِ
‘Subha-nal-lahil Adeem’
(Glorified be Allah, the Most Exalted).”

“The dearest words to Allah are four:

سُبْحَانَ اللهِ
(Glory be to Allah)
َالْحَمْدُ لله
(Praise be to Allah)
َاللهُ أَكْبَر
‘Allahu Akbar’
(God is the Greatest)
لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا الله
‘La ilaha illallah’
(There is no god but Allah)

There is no difference in which order you say them (while remembering Allah).”

Dua Upon Going to Sleep and Waking Up

When the Prophet (S) went to bed at night, he would put his hand under his cheek and then say,

اللهم بسمك اموت واحيا
‘Allahumma bismeka amootu wa ahiya’
(O Allah, with Your Name I die and live).

When he (S) got up, he would say,
الْحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذِي أَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَا أَمَاتَنَا وَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ
‘Alhamdu lil lahillathi ahyaana baada ma amatana wa ilaihin-nushoor.’
(All thanks and praise to Allah Who has given us life after causing us to die (i.e. sleep), and unto Him is the Resurrection).

أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ

“If anyone amongst you performs the ablution and upon completing it says,

أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ
‘Ashhadu ana la ilaha ilalah wah dawho la sharika lawho wa ashadu ana, Muhammadan abduwho wa rasulhwho.’
(I testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the servant of Allah and His Messenger),
…the eight gates of Paradise will be opened for him and he may enter by whichever of them he wishes.”

Dua Upon Hearing The Adhan

“When you hear the Mu’adhdhin (the person who calls to prayer), repeat what he says. Then invoke a blessing on me, for everyone who invokes a blessing on me will receive ten blessings from Allah. Then beg from Allah al-Wasilah for me, which is a rank in Paradise fitting for only one of Allah’s Servants, and I hope that I may be that one. If anyone asks that I be given the Wasilah, he will be assured of my intercession.”
اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ هَذِهِ الدَّعْوَةِ التَّامَّةِ، وَالصَّلَاةِ الْقَائِمَةِ، آتِ مُحَمَّداً الْوَسِيلَةَ وَالْفَضِيلَةَ، وَابْعَثْهُ مَقَاماً مَحْمُوداً الَّذِي وَعَدْتَهُ. إِنَّكَ لا تُخْلِفُ المِيْعَادِ
‘Allahumma rabba hadihi-d-da wati-t-tammati was salati-l qa’imati, ati Muhammadani-l wasilata wa-l fadilata, wa-b-‘athu maqamam mahmudani-l-ladi wa ‘adtahu. ‘Innaka La Tukhlifu Al-Mi’ad.’
(O Allah, Lord of this perfect call and established prayer. Grant Muhammad the intercession and favor, and raise him to the honored station You have promised him. You never fail in Your promise.)

Dua La ilaha ilalah wahdawho la sherika lah

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
‘La ilaha ilalah wahdawho la sherika lah, la hul mulk wa la hul hamd, wa hua ala kulee shein qedir.’
‘Alahumma la maneh li maa aah tait wa la mooh tee li maa menah-t walla yenfah thel jed minka el jed.’

(There is no god but Allah. He is alone, Who has no partner. To Him belongs the sovereignty, to Him praise is due, and He is potent over everything. O Allah! No one can withhold what You give, or give what You withhold, and the riches cannot avail a wealthy person with You.)

Dua for Day and Night

The most superior way of asking for forgiveness from Allah is to recite:

اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لّا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ، خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ، وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتَ، أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتَ، أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ، وَأَبُوءُ بِذَنْبِي فَاغْفِر لِي فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ
Alahumma anta rebi la ilaha ila ant, khalacktanee, waana abduk, wa ana ala ahdick wa wahdick mstata-ht, authu bika min shree ma sana-ht, aboouh laka bi ni’mateeka aley, wa aboouh bi thenbee faghfirlee fa inawho la yeghfr uthunooba illa ant.’
(O Allah, You are my Lord. None has the right to be worshipped but You. You created me and I am Your slave. I am faithful in my covenant and my promise (to You) as much as I can. I seek refuge in You from all the evil I have done. I acknowledge before You all the blessings You have bestowed upon me, and I confess to You all my sins. So I entreat You to forgive my sins, for nobody can forgive sins except You.)

The Prophet (S) added that if somebody recites it 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

اللهم صل على محمد وعلى آل محمد

اللهم صل على محمد وعلى آل محمد, كما صليت على آل ابراهيم انك حميد مجيد. اللهم بارك على محمد وعلى آل محمد كما باركت آل ابراهيم إنك حميد مجيد
‘Allahumma sallee ala muhammad wa ala a’li muhammad, kama sallayta ala ibraheem wa ‘ala aali Ibrahimi innaka hameedun majeed, allahumma barik ala muhammed wa ala ali muhammed kama barakta ala ibrahim wa ala ali ibraheem, innaka hameedun majeed.’
(O Allah, bless Muhammad and his (Muhammad’s) family as You did bless the family of Abraham. Verily You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. Grant favor to Muhammad and the members of his (Muhammad’s) household as You did grant favor to the members of the household of Abraham in the world. Verily You are Praiseworthy and Glorious).

Dua Seeking Forgiveness

اللهم اني اعوذ بك من الهم والحزن, واعوذ بك من العجز والكسل, واعوذ بك من الجبن والبخل, واعوذ بك من غلبة الدَّين وقهر الرجال
‘Allahumma innee A’oothu bika minal hammi wal hazan, wa a’outhu bika minal ajzi wal kasal, wa a’outhu bika minal jubni wal bukhl, wa a’outhu bika min ghalabatid deyni wa gahrir rijal.’
(O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from care and grief. I seek refuge in Thee from incapacity and slackness. I seek refuge in Thee from cowardice and niggardliness. And I seek refugee in Thee from being overcome by debt and being put in subjection by men.)

Abu Umamah said, ‘When I did that, Allah removed my care and settled my debt.’

Du’a For Protection From Misfortune

اللهم انت ربي لا اله الا انت عليك توكلت وانت رب العرش العظيم, ما شاء الله كان ومالم يشأ لم يكن, ولا حول ولا قوة الا بالله العلي العظيم, اعلم ان الله على كل شىء قدير, وان الله قد احاط بكل شيء علما, اللهم اني اعوذ بك من شر نفسي, ومن شر كل دابة انت آخذ بناصيتها, ان ربي على صراط مستقيم
‘Allah-humma, anta rabbi, laa ilaaha illaa Anta, ‘alaika tawakkaltu wa anta rabbul ‘arshil kareem maashaa Allahu kaana wa maLam yasha’ lam yakun-wa laa hawla wa lla quwwata illaa bil-Laahil A’liyyil ‘Atheem. A’lamu annallaaha ‘alaa kulli shay in qadiyrun-wa annallaaha qad ahaata bikulli shay in ilmaa. Allah-humma inni a’uthu bika min sharri nafsiy wa min sharri kulli daabbatin ants aakhithum bi naasiyatihaa inna rabiy ‘alaa siraatim mustaqiym.’
(Oh Allah, You are my Lord. There is nothing worthy of worship except You. I place all of my trust and reliance in You and You are the Lord of the Noble Throne. Whatever Allah wishes takes place, and whatever He does not desire, does not occur, and there is no power and no strength except in Allah, The Exalted, The Mighty. I know that Allah is Powerful over all things and that Allah has knowledge of all things. Oh Allah, I seek refuge in You from the evil of my nafs (self) and from the evil of every crawling creature. You are master over them. Verily, You are Lord of the Straight Path.)

Dua Getting Undressed

Allah’s Messenger (S) said: “The screen between the eyes of Jinn and the private parts of the sons of Adam as one takes off his clothes is saying,

بِسْمِ اللهِ
(In the name of Allah).” (T)

Dua Upon Entering The House

اللَّهمّ اني اسألك خير المولج وخير المخرج بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَلَجْنَا، وَبِسْمِ اللَّهِ خَرَجْنَا، وَعَلَى رَبِّنَا تَوَكَّلْنَا
‘Alahumma inni assaluka kheryil mawlij wakheryil makh’ridge, Bismillah walijna, wa Bismillah kharajna, wa alalah rabana tawakalna.’
(O Allah! I ask you for good both when entering and when going out. In the name of Allah we have entered, and in the name of Allah we have gone out, and in our Lord we count.) (Abu Dawood)

Dua Upon Going To Sleep

“When anyone of you goes to bed, he should shake out his covers, for he does not know what has come onto it after him. Then he should say:

بِاسْمِكَ رَبِّي وَضَعْتُ جَنْبِي، وَبِكَ أَرْفَعُهُ، فَإِنْ أَمْسَكْتَ نَفْسِي فَارْحَمْهَا، وَإِنْ أَرْسَلْتَهَا فَاحْفَظْهَا، بِمَا تَحْفَظُ بِهِ عِبَادَكَ الصَّالِحِينَ
‘Bismika rabbi wada’tu janbi wabika arfa uhu, ‘in amsakta nafsi farhamha, wa’in arsaltaha fahfath ha bima tahfathu bihi ibadaka salihin.’
(In Your Name I lay on my side on this bed and with Your Name I will rise therefrom. If You take my soul, bestow mercy on it, and if You release it, protect it as You protect Your righteous slaves.) (B & M)

The Prophet (S) said to Ali (R) and Fatimah (R), “When you go to bed recite:

سُبْحَانَ الله
(Glory is to Allah) 33 times,
الْحَمْدُ لله
(Praise is to Allah) 33 times, and
َاللهُ أَكْبَر
(Allah is Great) 34 times.”

Ali (R) said, ‘I never stopped doing that since I heard it.’ (B & M)

Dua In Distress

لا إِلَهََ إِلاَّ اللهُ العَظِيْمُ الحَلِيْمُ، لا إِلَهََ إِلاَّ اللهُ رَبُّ العَرْشِ العَظِيْمِ، لا إِلَهَ~َ إِلاَّ اللهُ رَبُّ السَّمَوَاتِ وَرَبُّ الأَرْضِ وَرَبُّ العَرْشِ الكَرِيْمِ
‘La ilaha illa-llahul Atheem-ul Halim, La ila-ha il-la-la-hu Rabbul ‘arshil theem, La ila-ha il-lalla-hu Rabbu Samawate wa rab-bul ardhe wa rab-bul arshil Karim.’
(There is no god but Allah, the Great, the Tolerant. There is no god but Allah, the Lord of the Magnificent Throne. There is no god but Allah, the Lord of the Heaven and the Earth, the Lord of the Edifying Throne). (B & M)

Dua Upon Fearing Someone

اللهم انا نجعلك في نحورهم ونعوذ بك من شرورهم
‘Allahumma inna naj’aluka fee nuhoorihim wa na’udhu bika min shuroorihim.’
(Oh Allah, we ask You to restrain them by their necks and we seek refuge in You from their evil.) (AD & Ns)

Dua Upon Finding Something Difficult

اللَّهمَّ لا سَهْلَ إِلاَّ مَا جَعَلتَه ُُ سَهْلا، ً وَأَنْتَ تَجْعَلُ الحَزَنَ إِذَا شِئْتَ سَهْلا
‘Allaahuma lasahla illa maja’altawho sahla wa anta tej’aloo alhazna ‘idha shi’ta sahla.’
(O Allah, there is no ease except in that which You have made easy, and You make the difficulty, if You wish, easy.) (Ibn Alsanni)

Dua To Protect Oneself

“If Allah bestows favors over his slave, whether on his family, children, or property and he says,

مَا شَاءَ اللَّه، لا قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّه
‘Masha Allah la qwata ila billah.’
(What Allah has willed there is no might except with Allah.)

nothing should overcome him.” (Ibn Alsanni)

Dua Protection For Children

أُعِيْذُكُمَا بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّةِ، مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْطَان ٍ وَهَامَّة، ٍ وَمِنْ كُلِّ عَيْن ٍ لامَّة
‘Audhukuma bi kalamatillahi tamah min kulli shaitaneen wa hamatin wa min kulli ainin lamatin.’
(I seek protection for you with Allah’s perfect words from every Satan and crawling creature and from every evil, harmful, and the envious evil eye.)

He (S) also added: ‘Your forefather (i.e. Ibrahim) used to seek protection with Allah for Isma’il and Isaac with these same words.’ (B)

Dua Visiting the Sick

He (S) used to treat some of his family members by passing his right hand over the place of ailment and saying,

اللهم رب الناس اذهب البأس, واشف انت الشافي. لا شفاء الا شفاؤك شفاء لا يغادر سقما
‘Allahumma Rabbin nas adhabal ba’sa, ashfi wa anta shafee, la shifa’ illa shifa’uka shifa’ la yughadiru saqma.’
(O Allah, the Sustainer of mankind! Remove the illness and heal the patient, for You are the healer. No healing is of any avail but Yours; healing that will leave behind no illness.) (B & M)

Dua When Someone Sneezes

“If anyone of you sneezes, he should say:

الحَمْدُ للهِ
(Praise be to Allah.)

And his (Muslim) brother or companion should say to him:

يَرْحَمُكَ اللَّهُ
(May Allah bestow his Mercy on you.)

When the latter says ‘Yarhamukallah’, the former should say,

Dua What To Say Before Marital Relations

“If any one of you, before having sexual intercourse with his wife, says:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ اللَّهمَّ جَنِّبْنَا الشَّيْطَانَ، وَجَنِّبِ الشَّيْطَانَ مَا رَزَقْتَنَا
‘Bismillah. Allahumma jannibnash shaitaana, wa jannibish shaitaana ma razaqtana.’
(In the Name of Allah. O Allah, protect me from Satan, and protect what you bestow on us [i.e. offspring] from Satan.)

And if it is destined that they should have a child, then Satan will never be able to harm that child.” (B & M)

Dua Upon Getting Angry

Once two persons abused each other in the presence of the Prophet (S) and the eyes of one of them became red and the veins in his neck were swollen. Thereupon the Prophet (S) said: “I know of wording that if he were to utter, his fit of rage would subside. If he says,

أَعُوْذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيْمِ
‘Aootho bilahee mina shaytaan irajeem.’
(I seek refuge with Allah from Satan, the accursed.)

Dua Upon Entering the Marketplace

لا إِلَهََ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لا شَرِيْكَ لَهُ، لَهُ المُلْكُ وَلَهُ الحَمْدُ، يُحْيِي وَيُمِيْتُ وَهُوَ حَيّ ٌ لا يَمُوْتُ، بِيَدِهِ الخَيْرُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيء ٍ قَدِيْر
‘Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illa-llaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu yuhyee wa yumeetu wa huwa hayyun laa yamootu biyadihi-l-khairu wa huwa ‘ala kulli shai ‘in qadeer.’
(There is none worthy of worship except Allah, alone, Who has no partner. For Him is the Dominion and to Him is the praise. He gives life and He brings about death. He is living and does not die. In His hand is all good and He has power over all things.)

…Allah will record for him a million good deeds, obliterate from him a million evil deeds, and raise him a million degrees.” (T)

Dua O Allah Correct for me my faith

اللهم اصلح لي ديني الذي هو عصمة امري, واصلح لي دنياي التي فيها معاشي, واصلح لي اخرتي التي فيها معادي, واجعل الحياة زيادة لي في كل خير, واجعل الموت راحة لي من كل شر
‘Allahumma ashlehlee deeni al lathee huwa ‘ismato amree wa asleh lee dunya ya allati feeha ma’ashi wa asleh lee aakhiratee allati feeha ma’adi waj al hayata zeeya-datal-li fee kullee khairan Waj-al mawta ra hatan lee min kullee sharree.’
(O Allah! Correct for me my faith, which is the guard of my affairs, make better my world where I have my livelihood, set right my hereafter where I have to return ultimately, make my life long, in every type of virtue, and make my death a comfort against all evils.) (M)

Dua save us from the punishment of the hell fire

للهم آتنا في الدنيا حسنه وفي الاخرة حسنه وقنا عذاب النار
‘Allahumma Rabbana Atina fid-dunya hasanatan wafil- Akhirati hasanatan waqina athaban nar.’
(O Allah, our Lord, give us all the good of this world, and the good of the life hereafter, and save us from the punishment of the hell-fire.) (Muslim)

Dua Bidding Farewell to Someone

When bidding someone farewell. the Prophet (S) would say,

أَسْتَوْدِعُ اللَّهَ دِيْنَكَ وَأَمَانَتَكَ، وَخَوَاتِيْمَ عَمَلِكَ
‘Astawdi’ laha deenaka wa’amanataka wa khatima amaleek.’
(I entrust to Allah your belief, what you are responsible for, and your final deeds.) (T)

Dua Starting A Journey

Before starting a journey, the Prophet (S) would say:
اللَّهمَّ هَوِّنْ عَلَينَا سَفَرَنَا هَذَا وَاطْوِ عَنَّا بُعْدَهُ، اللَّهمَّ أَنْتَ الصَّاحِبُ فِي السَّفَرِ، وَالخَلِيْفَةُ فِي الأَهْلِ، اللَّهمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ وَعْثَاءِ السَّفَرِ، وَكَآبَةِ المَنْظَرِ، وَسُوءِ المُنْقَلَبِ فِي المَالِ وَالأَهْلِ
‘Allahumma haw-win alaina safar rana hatha watwee anna bodahu, Allahumma anntas sahibu fis safari wal khalifatu fil ahli, Allahumma inni aoothubika min-wa-sa-issafari wa kabatil manzari wa su-il munqalabi fil mali wal ahli wa-waluad.’

Dua Supplication for Driving

سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي سَخَّرَ لَنَا هَذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لَه ُُ مُقْرِنِيْنَ، وَإِنَّا إِلَى رَبِّنَا لَمُنْقَلِبُوْنَ
‘Subhanalathi Sakharalna Hatha wa maakuna lahu mughrenin, wa ina ilarabbina lamunqaliboon.’
(Glory is to Him Who subdued for us this [means of travel] as we were not ourselves powerful enough to use it as a mount, and we are going to return to our Lord.) (AD & T)

Dua Returning from a Journey

The Prophet (S) uttered (these words), when returning from a journey:

آيِبُوْنَ تَائِبُوْنَ عَابِدُوْنَ لِرَبِّنَا حَامِدُوْنَ
‘Aaebuna ta eebuna abeeduna lee rabbina hamiddoon.’
(We are returning repentant, worshipping our Lord and praising Him.) (M)

Dua Upon Eating & Drinking

“Mention the name of Allah (Bismillah) eat with your right hand, and eat from what is near to you.” (B & M)
“When one of you eats, he should mention the name of Allah before beginning.

بِسْمِ اللَّه
(In the name of Allah.)

And if he forgets, he should say,

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ فِي أَوَّلِه ِِ وَآخِرِهِ
‘Bismillah awalu wa akhiru.”
(In the name of Allah in the start and the end.)” (AD & T)

Dua Upon Breaking the Fast

اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ صُمْتُ وَعَلى رِزْقِكَ اَفْطَرْتُ
‘Allahuma laka sumtu wa ala rizqeeka aftartu.’
(O Allah! It is for You that I observe fast and it is with Your provision that I break it.)

Dua Upon Finishing a Meal

الحمد لله الذي اطعمنا وسقانا وجعلنا مسلمين
‘Alhamdu lilahil-athi at’amana wasaqana waja Alana Muslimin.’
(Praise be to Allah Who has given us food and drink and made us Muslims.) (AD & T)

Dua What The Guest Says To His Host

افطر عندكم الصائمون, واكل طعامكم الابرار, وصلت عليكم الملائكة
‘Aftara endakoom as’sa-imuna wa akala ta amakumul abraru wa sallat alaikomul mala-ikah.’
(May the fasting (men) break their fast with you, the pious eat your food, and the angels pray for blessings on you.) (AD)

Dua Before Giving a Speech or Taking a Test

رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِنْ لِسَانِي يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي
Rabbishrah lee sadree wayassir lee amree wahlul ‘Uqdatam-mil-li saanee yafqahoo qawlee.’
(O my Lord! Expand for me my chest; ease my task for me; and remove the impediment from my speech; so they may understand what I say.) (Surah Ta-Ha, 20:25-28)

Dua e Istikhara, English and Urdu Translation


Dua e Istikhara is a type of prayer before doing the Istikhara. There are different methods to do Istikhara, like Prayer, Dua, and Istikhara through Quran and Tasbih. The importance of Istikhara Dua is primary for all types of Istikhara. Dua for Istikhara is accessible to every Muslim if he knows Arabic or the Quran.

What is Dua e Istikhara?

Dua e Istikhara is a prayer to Allah for seeking blessing and goodness. The primary objective of Istikhara is to find the help of Allah for making a decision. We pray to Allah, ask for excellence through his knowledge and power, and guide us on what is best and suitable.

We pray to Allah and ask for goodness through his knowledge and power. It is admiration that we need more wisdom to solve the mysteries of Life, and we need the help of Allah in every step of Life. Here I am going to write some short examples of Dua e Istikhara.

How to do Dua e Istikhara?

According to the Sunnah, the best method of Dua e Istikhara is to pray the two Rakat of Nafals. You can pray these Nafals any time of the day and night (not during Makruh time). After offering the Nafals, pray the Masnoon Due e Istikhara, which the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) has advised for us. Here is the English translation of Istikhara Dua with the original Arabic context.



Dua e Istikhara
Dua e Istikhara Urdu Information




Dua e istikhara in Arabic

اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ أَسْتَخِیْرُکَ بِعِلْمِکَ ، وَ أَسْتَقْدِرُکَ بِقُدْرَتِکَ، وَ أَسْأَلُکَ مِنْ فَضْلِکَ الْعَظِیْمِ ، فَاِنَّکَ تَقْدِرُ وَ لاَ أَقْدِرُ، وَ تَعْلَمُ وَلاَ أَعْلَمُ ، وَ أَنْتَ عَلاَّمُ الْغُیُوْبِ ․اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنْ کُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ ہٰذَا الْأَمْرَ خَیْرٌ لِّیْ فِیْ دِیْنِیْ وَ مَعَاشِیْ وَ عَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِیْ وَ عَاجِلِہ وَ اٰجِلِہ ، فَاقْدِرْہُ لِیْ ، وَ یَسِّرْہُ لِیْ ، ثُمَّ بَارِکْ لِیْ فِیْہِ ․وَ اِنْ کُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ ھٰذَا الْأَمْرَ شَرٌ لِّیْ فِیْ دِیْنِیْ وَمَعَاشِیْ وَ عَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِیْ وَ عَاجِلِہ وَ اٰجِلِہ ، فَاصْرِفْہُ عَنِّیْ وَاصْرِفْنِیْ عَنْہُ ، وَاقْدِرْ لِیَ الْخَیْرَ حَیْثُ کَانَ ثُمَّ اَرْضِنِیْ بِہ․

Masnoon Due e Istikhara in Arabic. Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said.

Dua e Istikhara with English Translation: 

O Allah, I request you for goodness by your knowledge and power. I ask for your strength for blessing. You know the unseen. O Allah, I don’t know a thing, but you know very well whether the matter is good or bad for me. O Allah, I have nothing, but you have power, and you know better than this matter is proper and not for me, my religion, and my living hood. If it is better, then make it easy and destiny for me. If it is not suitable for me, keep me away and give me a better option.

Due e istikhara with English translation

Istikhara ki Dua Translation in Urdu

استخارہ کی دعا کا اردو ترجمہ 

اے میرے اللہ، بغیر کسی شک کے (جو کام میں کرنے جارہا ہوں ) میں تیرے علم کے ذریعے سے خیر چاہتا ہوں اور تجھ سے (التجا کرتا ہوں) کہ اپنی قدرت کے ذریعے سے مجھے قدرت عطا فرما۔ میں تجھ سے تیرا عظمت والا فضل مانگتا ہوں ۔ اس میں کوئی شک نہیں (اے میرے اللہ تو ہر چیز پر ) قادر ہے اور میں قدرت نہیں رکھتا۔ (اے میرے خدا) تو سب جانتا ہے جبکہ میں کچھ بھی نہیں جانتا۔ اے میرے خدا اگر تو سمجھتا ہے کہ (جس کام کے لیے میں استخارہ کر رہا ہوں) میرے لیے ، میرے دین اور میری بہترین زندگی کے لیے اچھا ہے تو اسے میرے لیے میرا مقدر بنا دے۔ اور اس کو میرے لیے آسانی والا بنا دے اور میرے لیے یہ باعث برکت بنا دے۔ اگر تو سمجھتا ہے کہ یہ کام میرے لیے ٹھیک نہیں ہے تو مجھے اس سے پھیر دے اور مجھے اس سے راضی کر دے۔

Dua for Istikhara

The practice of Dua for Istikhara involves helping people who are making decisions. There are several schools of Islamic astrology, but Istikhara is a common practice among all sects. Dua for Istikhara consists of asking Allah to guide and help us in our decision-making.

Istikhara Dua is an Arabic word that means consultation. It’s an act of humility to ask someone to consult Allah before making a decision. When used correctly, it’s a tool that can help you avoid making mistakes and reach the correct path to success.

Short Dua of istikhara

The detailed Dua e Istikhara is described in detail earlier. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) also tells the short dua of Istikhara. When praying the Dua of Istikhara, recite any dua mentioned below. If you cannot pray in Arabic, you can do it in Urdu or your language. Here you can find a detailed explanation of Dua e Qunoot with English and Urdu translations.

1۔ اَللّٰھُمَّ خِرْ لِیْ وَاخْتَرْ لِیْ․ (کنز العمال)

Allah! Show me the right path and choose the best for me.

2۔اَللّٰھُمَّ اھْدِنِیْ وَسَدِّدْنِیْ․(صحیح مسلم)

O Allah, please guide me rightly and keep me on the straight path.

3۔اَللّٰہُمَ اَلْھِمْنِیْ رُشْدِیْ۔ (ترمذی)

O Allah, indicate the best option and right path to my heart.

Istikhara dua for marriage

According to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Istikhara dua for marriage is the best way to ask Allah for goodness in your relationship with your spouse. Deciding to marry is the most sensible decision in Life. Sometimes we need to know if the person we are going to marry is right for us. In this case, Istikhara is the best marriage solution. We can seek guidance from Allah in this regard.


رَبَّنَا آتِنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ رَحْمَةً وَهَيِّئْ لَنَا مِنْ أَمْرِنَا رَشَدًا

O our Lord! Grant us mercy from You and make it easy for us in our work

Dua e Istikhara pdf

We are uploading the Due e Istikhara in PDF format for our visitors. You can download it on your mobile or laptop and use it. Due e Istikharain PDF version has Arabic, English, and Urdu versions. Here is a link below for downloading the PDF file. 

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is Arabic necessary for dua e Istikhara?

NO! it is not necessary to know Arabic for Dua e Istikhara; you can recite it in your language.

Is it necessary to learn the Dua of Istikhara?

Please learn and remember the Dua of Istikhara. It could help you anywhere, and you can do Istikharayourself.

What happens if you read Istikhara dua daily?

We usually do the Istikharain for those matters where we need clarification and help to know the solution. 

What is the importance of dua e Istikhara?

The most important Dua of Istikharais, According to Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 21, Number 263: Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah.

What are the signs of Istikharafor marriage?

There are no specific signs of Istikhara for marriage. After doing Istikhara, you will feel some suggestions and feel satisfied.

What is the meaning of Istikhara ki Dua?

Dua e Istikhara means recite a prayer to God before doing the Istikhara.

How to hire any scholar for Istikhara?

You can hire a scholar for Online Istikhara.

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