DUAs for Muslim

DUAs for Muslim







1.       DUAs for Muslim.. i

2.       For greeting people. 22

3.       When responding to Salam.. 22

4.       Before starting anything. 23

5.       When beginning a meal 23

6.       After finishing a meal 24

7.       Before sleeping. 24

8.       When Waking Up. 25

9.       Dua when waking up at night. 25

10.   Upon drinking milk. 27

11.   When Leaving Home. 27

12.   Upon entering Mosque8. 28

13.   Dua upon leaving the mosque. 28

14.   For thanking someone. 29

15.   When drinking water. 29

16.   Drinking Zam Zam water. 30

17.   For someone who offers you a meal 30

18.   Before entering toilet. 31

19.   After leaving toilet. 32

20.   For travel 32

21.   Increase in knowledge. 33

22.   While returning from travel 33

23.   When looking into the mirror. 34

24.   When visiting the sick. 35

25.   When looking into the mirror. 35

26.   Upon sneezing. 36

27.   Dua when putting on a garment. 36

28.   Upon hearing thunder. 37

29.   Upon sighting of the crescent moon. 37

30.   On hearing Athan. 38

31.   For rain. 39

32.   At the beginning of making wudu. 39

33.   During wudu. 40

34.   Completion of Wudu. 41

35.   Du’a For Clear Speech. 42

36.   when you’re feeling down. 44

37.   when you feel like a loser. 44

38.   Duaas for Protection from Accidents & Calamities. 45

39.   Dua of the guest for the host. 46

40.   Dua for the newlywed. 46

41.   Dua when angry. 47

42.   Dua when entering a marketplace. 48

43.   Dua upon hearing the barking of a dog at night. 49

44.   Dua when leaving the house. 50

45.   Dua e Qunoot (recited in Witr prayer). 51

46.   Dua to be recited in the morning. 52

47.   When fever or pain increases. 53

48.   After having a nightmare. 54

49.   When breaking fast. 55

50.   When fearing the enemy. 56

51.   When burying the dead. 56

52.   When Something Is Lost. 57

53.   For pain of the eye. 58

54.   Istikhara. 59

55.   Dua For the Night of Qadr (Power). 60

56.   At Arafat. 61

57.   Dua for your child’s protection. 61

58.   Talbiya of Hajj 62

59.   While making Tawaf. 63

60.   When making Qurbani 64

61.   After Fajr & Maghrib Prayer. 65






The Excellence of Dua

Du‘a is the most powerful weapon of a believer. It can change fate, while no action of ours ever do. It is the essence of ‘Ibadah or worship. With it we can never fail; without it we can never succeed. With all the suffering and disasters Muslims are facing in various parts of the world, the question of Du‘a can be directed to all of us today. It is not that we have forgotten Du‘a completely; we refer to it regularly. But, our ideas and practice regarding Du‘a have become distorted. Often it is reduced to the level of a ritual. It is belittled through actions and sometimes even with words. Almighty Allah says:

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


“And your Lord proclaimed, “Pray to Me, I will accept; indeed, those who stay conceited towards worshipping Me, will enter hell in disgrace.” [Surah al-Ghafir, Verse 60]


The Almighty Allah states:


فَلَوْلا إِذْ جَاءَهُمْ بَأْسُنَا تَضَرَّعُواْ وَلَكِن قَسَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَزَيَّنَ لَهُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ مَا كَانُواْ يَعْمَلُونَ

“So why did they not humbly plead when Our punishment came to them? But their hearts were hardened and the devil made all their deeds appear good to them!” [Surah al-An’am, Verse 43]




There are numerous Ahadith relating to the excellence of Du’a’’.




Sayyiduna Rasoolullah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam states that Almighty Allah says:




أنا عندَ ظنِّ عبدي بي

I am as My servant thinks of Me. [Recorded in Bukhari (Hadith 7239), Muslim, Tirmidhi, Nisa’i and Ibn Maja on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah]


This means that as a servant imagines or has an opinion concerning Allah, the Merciful Lord accordingly reacts with him. Knowledge and Quadrat is with everything but there are a special proximity of mercy with those who make Du’a to Him. What bigger mercy can a servant ask for than being blessed with the Divine Proximity of the Sublime Lord? Thousands of acceptances and millions of desires and intentions may be sacrificed on such Divine Proximity!





لَيْسَ شَيءٌ أكْرَمَ عَلَى اللهِ مِنَ الدُّعَاءِ

There is nothing nobler to Allah than Du‘a. [Recorded in Tirmidi, Ibn Maja, Ibn Habban and Hakim narrated by Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah. Also cited in Tahzib al-Kamil, Vol. 4, Page 309]




The Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam narrates from his Lord who says:




يَا ابْنَ آدَمَ إِنَّكَ مَا دَعَوْتَنِي وَرَجَوْتَنِي غَفَرْتُ لَكَ عَلَى مَا كَانَ فِيكَ وَلَا أُبَالِي

Oh, the children of Adam! Until such time you invoke Me and have trust and hope in Me, I will continue forgiving your sins no matter what they are, and I do not care of anything (i.e. He is Independent.) [Tirmidhi on the narration of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik, Hadith 3463]




The Beloved Habib SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam states:




لا تعجزوا في الدعاء، فإنه لن يهلك مع الدعاء أحد

“Do not get fed up with Supplication, for no one will perish with (continuous) Supplication.” [Narrated by Ibn Habban and Hakim, Sahih Ibn Habban, Hadith 872]




Sayyiduna Rasoolullah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam states:




الدعاء سلاح المؤمن وعماد الدين ونور السموات والأرض

“Du‘a is a weapon of a Muslim, a Pillar of Deen and the light of the skies and earth.” [Narrated by Hakim from Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah and Abu Ya’la from Sayyiduna ‘Ali al-Murtudah, Hadith 6163]




It is narrated that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam said:




إِنَّ الدُّعَاءَ يَنْفَعُ مِمَّا نَزَلَ وَمِمَّا لَمْ يَنْزِلْ فَعَلَيْكُمْ عِبَادَ اللَّهِ بِالدُّعَاءِ

“All those calamities and misfortunes that descends and that which will descend in the future can be averted and protected from, by Du‘a. So, Oh servant of Allah! Observe Du‘a!” [Narrated by Tirmidhi and Hakim from Sayyiduna ‘Abd Allah ibn ‘Umar, Sunna al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 3471]




It is reported that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam said:




وإن البلاء لينزل فيتلقاه الدعاء فيعتلجان إلى يوم القيامة

“When some misfortune descends, the supplication intercepts it and then they both wrestle till Qiyamah.” (i.e. supplication does not allow the misfortune to descend to the earth.) [Reported by Bazar, Tabrani, and Hakim from Umm al-Mu’minin Sayyidah ‘A’ieshah Siddiqah, Mustadrak al-Hakim, Hadith 1813]




The Habib of Allah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam states:




الدُّعَاءُ مُخُّ العِبَادَةِ

Supplication is the essence of worship.




It is reported that the Noble Prophet of Islam SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam said:




ألا أدلكم على ما ينجيكم من عدوكم ويدر لكم أرزاقكم؟ تدعون اللّه في ليلكم ونهاركم؟ فإن الدعاء سلاح المؤمن

Must I not inform you of the thing which will protect you from your enemy and increase your sustenance? Make Supplication to Allah day and night because Supplication is a weapon of a Mu‘min. [Narrated by Abu Ya’la from Sayyiduna Jabir bin ‘Abdullah, Hadith 6164]





Sayyiduna Rasoolullah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam states:




مَنْ لَمْ يَسْأَلْ اللَّهَ يَغْضَبْ عَلَيْهِ

Allah casts His Anger on those who do not invoke Him. [Reported by Imam Ahmad, Ibn Abi Shaybah, and Al-Bukhari in Adab al Mufrad, Tirmidhi, Ibn Maja and Hakim on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah, Hadith 3295]


Such concepts and meanings are also reported in the Hadith al-Qudsi as follows:




عَنِ النَّبى صَلَى اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ سَلَّمَ قَالَ قَالَ اللهُ تَعَالى مَن ْ لاَ يَدعُو نِى اَغضَب ُعَلَيهِ

One who does not invoke Me, I will direct My Anger at him. (Allah save us from this!) [Reported by Al-Askari in his Mawa’iz]


Oh, Beloved! Supplication is an amazing wealth that Allah I blessed His servants with, and through it gave them honor. There is nothing more effective and powerful in fulfilling needs in desperation besides Du‘as. Likewise, nothing is more potent in removing Bala than Du‘as. A person benefits from five things of a single Du‘a:




  1. He is included in the category of ‘Abids (worshippers) because Supplication by nature is ‘Ibadah, in fact, the goal of ‘Ibadah.
  2. In supplication, one acknowledges one’s inferiority and dependency in relation to the Omnipotent Lord and His Divine mercies.
  3. Obedience to the sacred Shari’ah because it has laid great stress in making supplications – and the danger of Divine Anger on those who do not supplicate.
  4. It is a great Sunnah of the Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam as he supplicated frequently and ordered others to do the same.
  5. It is a deterrent of Bala and achiever of goals as mentioned in the Holy Qur’an. If a man seeks security from Allah from calamities, then the Merciful Lord will give it to him. If one seeks a desire to be fulfilled, the Sublime Creator will shower His mercies on him or else blesses him with Thawab in the Akhirah.


The Master of the Sinless, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam states:




“A servant’s supplication is never void of three things:


1) either his sins are forgiven,

2) or the benefits in this world,

3) or virtues are accumulated for him in the hereafter.


When the servant will observe this reward (Thawab) accumulated for him in the hereafter in compensation for that which was not fulfilled in the Duniya, then he will desire that none of his desires should have been fulfilled in the world, but rather be accumulated for the hereafter.”


This desire and benefit are for him who desires so in this Duniya when supplicating. It is advised that when making Du‘a, this ethic should be considered seriously.

For greeting people


السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته


Assalamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh


May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be upon you



When responding to Salam


وعليكم السلام والرحمة الله وبركاته


Wa’alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh


Peace and mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you

Before starting anything


بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ


Bismi-llāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm


In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.


Sunnah of Prophet



When beginning a meal


بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ


Bismi-llāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm


In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.



After finishing a meal


الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِى اطْعَمَنَا وَسَقَانَا، وَجَعَلنَا مُسْلِمِينَ


Alhamdulilahil ladhi at’amana, wasaqana, waj’alna min-al Muslimeen


Praise be to Allah Who has fed us and given us drink and made us Muslims.

Abu Dawud



Before sleeping


اللَّهُمَّ بِاسْـمِكَ أَمُوتُ وَأَحْيَا


Bismikal-lahumma amootu wa-ahya.


In Your name O Allah, I live and die.

Al-Bukhari 11:113, Muslim 4:2083


Hudhaifa narrated when the Prophet went to bed, he would say this Du’a’….

[Bukhari Sharif]


When Waking Up


اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذي أَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَا أَمَاتَنَا وَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ


Alhamdu lillahil-lathee ahyana baAAda ma amatana wa-ilayhin-nushoor.


All praise is for Allah who gave us life after having taken it from us and unto Him is the resurrection.

Al-Bukhari 11:113, Muslim 4:2083


Hudhaifa narrated – when the Prophet when he got up, he would say this Du’a….
[Bukhari Sharif]



Dua when waking up at night

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ ، سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلهِ ، وَلَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَاللهُ أَكْـبَرُ ، وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيمِ رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِي


laa ilaaha ill-allaahu waḥdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul-mulku wa lahul-ḥamd, wa huwa ‛alaa kulli shay’in qadeer, subḥaan-allaahi wal-ḥamdu lillaah, wa laa ilaaha ill-allaahu wallaahu akbar, wa laa ḥawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaahil-‛aliyyil-‛aẓeem rabbigh-fir lee

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever wakes up at night and says: ‘None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone and with no partner, to Him belongs [all] sovereignty and praise, and He is able to do all things; How far from imperfections Allah is, and all praise is for Allah, and none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, Allah is the greatest, and there is no power nor might except with Allah, The Most High, The Supreme.’ and then supplicates: ‘O my Lord forgive me.’ will be forgiven.” In another narration: “and then asks [for something], he will be answered. If he then performs ablution and prays, his prayer will be accepted.”


Upon drinking milk


اللَّهُمَّ بَارِِكْ لَنا فِيهِ وَزِدْنَا مِنْهُ


Allahumma baarik lana feehi wa zidna minhu


O, Allah! Bless us in it and give us an increase in it.

At-Tirmidhi 5:506

When Leaving Home


بِسْمِ اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْـتُ عَلَى اللَّهِ، وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُـوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ


Bismil-lah, tawakkaltu AAalal-lah, wala hawla wala quwwata illa billah.


In the name of Allah, I place my trust in Allah, and there is no might nor power except with Allah.

Abu Dawud 4:325, At-Tirmidhi 5:490


Upon entering Mosque8

اَللَّهُـمَّ افْتَـحْ لِي أَبْوَابَ رَحْمَتـِكَ


allahumma iftah lee abwaba rahmatik.


O Allah, open the gates of Your mercy for me.

Abu Dawud: 4591


Dua upon leaving the mosque


السَّلامُ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللهِ، اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ


as-salaamu ‛alaa rasool-lil-laah, allaa-hum-ma innee as’aluka min faḍ-lik

Peace be upon the Messenger of Allah. O Allah, I ask You from Your favor.

Abu Dawud

For thanking someone


جَزاكَ اللهُ خَـيْراً


Jazaakallaahu khayran


May Allah reward you with good.

At-Tirmidhi: 2035


When drinking water


Drink water or anything else that is halal whilst sitting with two or three breaths and do not breathe or blow in the container. When drinking, recite:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ

and when the finished reciting

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ



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 of all ailments from You”.


(Hisnul Hasin)

For someone who offers you a meal


اللّهُـمَّ أَطْعِمْ مَن أَطْعَمَني، وَاسْقِ مَن سَقَانِي


Allaahumma ‘at’im man ‘at’amanee wasqi man saqaanee


O Allah, feed the one who has fed me and drink to the one who has given me a drink.

Muslim 3:126



Before entering the toilet


(بِسْمِ اللَّهِ). اللَّهُـمَّ إِنِّي أَعُـوذُ بِـكَ مِـنَ الْخُـبْثِ وَالْخَبَائِثِ


(Bismil-lah) allahumma innee aAAoothu bika minal-khubthi wal-khaba-ith


(In the name of Allah). O Allah, I take refuge with you from all evil and evil-doers.

Al-Bukhari 1:45, Muslim 1:283



Narrated Anas bin Malik Whenever the Prophet went to the lavatory, he used to say this Du’a….

[Enter the toilet with the left foot first] [Bukhari Sharif]



After leaving the toilet





I ask You (Allah) for forgiveness.

Zadul-Ma’ad 2:387




For travel

سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي سَخَّرَ لَنَا هَذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقْرِنِينَ وَإِنَّا إِلَى رَبِّنَا لَمُنْقَلِبُونَ.


Subhana-alladhi sakh-khara la-na hadha wa ma kunna la-hu muqrinin. Wa inna ila Rabbi-na la munqalibun.


Glory unto Him Who created this transportation, for us, though we were unable to create it on our own. And unto our Lord, we shall return.

Surah Az-Zukhruf 43:13-14


Increase in knowledge


رَّبِّ زِدْنِيْ عِلْمًا


Rabbi Zidnee I’lmaa.

Lord, forgive me. My Lord, forgive me.

Surah Taha – 20:114


While returning from travel

ا للهُ أَكْـبَر، ا للهُ أَكْـبَر، ا للهُ أَكْـبَر،لا إلهَ إلاّ اللّهُ وَحْـدَهُ لا شريكَ لهُ، لهُ الملكُ ولهُ الحَمْد، وهُوَ على كُلّ شَيءٍ قَـدير، آيِبـونَ تائِبـونَ عابِـدونَ لِرَبِّـنا حـامِـدون، صَدَقَ اللهُ وَعْـدَه، وَنَصَـرَ عَبْـدَه، وَهَزَمَ الأَحْـزابَ وَحْـدَه.

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku, wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa alaa kulli shay in Qadeer, aaiboona, taaiboona, aabidoona, lirabbinaa haamidoona, sadaqallaahu wadahu, wa nasara abdahu, wa hazamal-ahzaaba wahdahu.

Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest.\nNone has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without a partner. To Him belongs all sovereignty and praise, and He is over all things omnipotent. We return, repent, worship and praise our Lord. Allah fulfilled His promise, aided His Servant, and single-handedly defeated the allies.

Al-Bukhari 7:163, 2:980


When looking into the mirror


اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ حَسَّنْتَ خَلْقِي فَحَسِّنْ خُلُقِي


Allahumma antha hasantha khalqi fa hasintha khulqi


O Allah, just as You have made my external features beautiful, make my character beautiful as well.

Al-Hisnul-Haseen Pg. 206



When visiting the sick


لَا بَأْسَ طَهُورٌ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ

Laa ba’sa tahoorun ‘inshaa’Allaah.

Do not worry, it will be a purification (for you), Allah willing.

Fathul-Bari 10:118




When looking into the mirror


اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ حَسَّنْتَ خَلْقِي فَحَسِّنْ خُلُقِي

Allahumma antha hasantha khalqi fa hasintha khulqi

O Allah, just as You have made my external features beautiful, make my character beautiful as well.

Al-Hisnul-Haseen Pg. 206



Upon sneezing

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ

Alhamdu lillaahi

All praise is for Allah.

Al-Bukhar 7:125



Dua when putting on a garment

الحَمْدُ لِلهِ الَّذِي كَسَانِي هَذَا الثَّوْبَ وَرَزَقَنِيهِ مِنْ غَيْرِ حَوْلٍ مِنِّي وَلَا قُوَّةٍ



alḥamdu lillaahil-ladhee kasaanee haadhath-thawba wa razaqaneehi min ghayri ḥawlin minnee wa laa quwwah


All Praise is for Allah who has clothed me with this garment and provided it for me, with no power nor might from myself.



Upon hearing thunder


سُبْـحانَ الّذي يُسَبِّـحُ الـرَّعْدُ بِحَمْـدِهِ، وَالملائِكـةُ مِنْ خيـفَته


Subhaanal-lathee yusabbihur-ra’du bihamdihi walmalaa’ikatu min kheefatihi


Glory is to Him Whom thunder and angels glorify due to fear of Him.

Al-Muwatta’ 2:992


Upon sighting of the crescent moon


اللهُ أَكْـبَر، اللّهُمَّ أَهِلَّـهُ عَلَيْـنا بِالأمْـنِ وَالإيمـان، والسَّلامَـةِ والإسْلامِ، وَالتَّـوْفيـقِ لِما تُحِـبُّ رَبُّنـا وَتَـرْضَـى، رَبُّنـا وَرَبُّكَ اللهُ

Allaahu ‘Akbar, Allaahumma ‘ahillahu ‘alayna bil’amni wal’eemaani, wassalaamati wal-‘Islaami, wattawfeeqi limaa tuhibbu Rabbanaa wa tardhaa, Rabbunaa wa Rabbukallaahu.





Allah is the Greatest. O Allah, bring us the new moon with security and Faith, with peace and in Islam, and in harmony with what our Lord loves and what pleases Him. Our Lord and your Lord is Allah.

At-Tirmidhi 5:504



On hearing Athan


اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ هَذِهِ الدَّعْوَةِ التَّامَّةِ، وَالصَّلَاةِ الْقَائِمَةِ، آتِ مُحَمَّداً الْوَسِيلَةَ وَالْفَضِيلَةَ، وَابْعَثْهُ مَقَاماً مَحْمُوداً الَّذِي وَعَدْتَهُ، إَنَّكَ لَا تُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَ.

Allaahumma Rabba haathid – da’watit – taammati wassalaatil-qaa’imati, ‘aati Muhammadanil-waseelata walfadheelata, wab ‘ath-hu maqaamam-mahmoodanil-lathee wa’adtahu, ‘innaka laa tukhliful-mee’aad

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, [verily You do not neglect promises].

Al-Bukhari 1:152




For rain


اللّهُمَّ اَسْقِـنا غَيْـثاً مُغيـثاً مَريئاً مُريـعاً، نافِعـاً غَيْـرَ ضَّارٌ، عاجِـلاً غَـيْرَ آجِلٍ

Allaahumma ‘asqinaa ghaythan mugheethan maree’an maree’an, naafi’an ghayradhaarrin, ‘aajilan ghayra ‘aajilin.

O Allah, shower upon us abundant rain, beneficial not harmful, swiftly and not delayed.

Abu Dawud 1:303



At the beginning of making wudu


بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

“I begin in the name of Allah, who is the Most Merciful, Most Gracious”.

It is stated in the hadith that one should begin wudhu with Allah’s name. No words have been specified and our elders read the above. It is recorded in some ahadith that wudhu is valid although no “Bismillah” is recited.





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)”.


(Hisnul Hasin)



Completion of Wudu

Look towards the sky and recite:

أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدَاً

عَبْدَهُ وَرَسُولَه


Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah, Ahmed



Ashhadu al la ilaha illal-lahu wahdahu la shareeka lah, wa-ashhadu anna Muhammadan aab-duhu warasooluh



I testify that there is no one worthy of worship besides Allah. He is all by Himself and has no partner and I testify that Muhammad is Allah’s Rasul (Messenger



Uthman ibne Affan narrates that Rasulullah said, anyone who performs Wudu excellently, his sins will come out from his body, even coming out from under his nails.



There after this du’a should be recited

اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِي مِنَ التَّوَّابِينَ وَاجْعَلْنِي مِنَ الْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ

Allahumma-j’alnee min-al-tawwaabeena wa-j’alnee min-al-mutatahireen!

“O Allah, count me (make me) among those who seek forgiveness and amongst those who stay clean”. (Hisnul Hasin)

Also recite this dua

سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَأَتُوبَ إِلَيْكَ

Subhanaka Allahumma wa bi-hamdika ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illaa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayka!

“O Allah, you are pure, I praise You and testify that only You are worthy of worship and I seek forgiveness from You (I turn to You for forgiveness).

(Hisnul Hasin, from Mustadrak)


Du’a For Clear Speech



رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي

وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي

وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي

يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي




rabbi ishrah lee sadree

Wayassir lee amree

Waohlul AAuqdatan min lisanee

Yafqahoo qawlee




“O, my Lord! Open for me my chest (grant me self-confidence, contentment, and boldness).

“And ease my task for me;

“And make loose the knot (the defect) from my tongue, (i.e. remove the incorrectness from my speech)

“That they understand my speech,


when you’re feeling down

لا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ. إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ


la ilaha illa anta subhanaka inneekuntu mina alththalimeena



There is no god but thou: glory to thee: I was indeed wrong!”

~Surah Al-Anbiyaa ayah 87 [21:87]



when you feel like a loser


رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنفُسَنَا وَإِن لَّمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ


Rabbana thalamna anfusana wain lam taghfir lana watarhamna lanakoonanna mina alkhasireena


“Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You forgive us not, and bestow not upon us Your Mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers.”


Surah Al-Araf ayah 23 [7:23]



Duaas for Protection from Accidents & Calamities



بِسْمِ اللهِ الَّذِي لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ


Bismillaahil-lathee laa yadhurru ma’as-mihi shay’un fil-‘ardhi


wa laa fis-samaa’i wa Huwas-Samee ‘ul- ‘Aleem.


In the Name of Allah, Who with His Name nothing can cause harm in the earth nor in the heavens, and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.


Dua of the guest for the host


اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَهُمْ فِيمَا رَزَقْتَهُمْ، وَاغْفِرْ لَهُمْ وَارْحَمْهُمْ



allaahumma baarik lahum fee maa razaqtahum, waghfir lahum war-ḥamhum


O Allah, bless for them, that which You have provided them, forgive them and have mercy upon them.



Dua for the newlywed



بَارَكَ اللهُ لَكُم ، وَبَارَكَ عَلَيْكُم ، وَجَمَعَ بَيْنَكُمَا فِي خَيْرٍ

baa-rakal laahu la-kum, wa baa-raka ‛alay-kum, wa jama‛a ba-yna-kumaa fee khayr


May Allah bless for you your spouse, and bless you, and may He unite both of you in goodness.

Abu Dawud ,Ibn Majah



Dua when angry


أَعُوذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ


a‛oodhu billaahi minash-shayṭaanir-rajeem


I seek refuge with Allah from the accursed devil (shaytaan).



Bukhari Muslim Abu Dawud


Dua when entering a marketplace


لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ ، يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ وَهُوَ حَيٌّ لَا يَمُوتُ ، بِيَدِهِ الْخَيْرُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

laa ilaaha ill-allaahu waḥdahu laa shareeka lah, lah-ul-mulku wa lahul-ḥamdu, yuḥyee wa yumeetu wa huwa ḥayun laa yamootu, bi yadi-hil-khayru, wa huwa ‛alaa kulli shay’in qadeer


The Messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Whoever enters the market and says:


“None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without a partner, to Him belongs all sovereignty and praise. He gives life and causes death, and He is living and does not die. In His hand is all good and He Omnipotent over all things.”


..Allah will wipe a million bad deeds from his record and grant him a million good deeds, and will elevate him a million degree (of virtue)- ([and will build him a house in paradise] in another narration).








Dua upon hearing the barking of a dog at night


أَعُوذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ


a‛oodhu billaahi minash-shayṭaanir-rajeem




“I seek refuge with Allah from Satan, the outcast.”


The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “If you hear the barking of dogs or the braying of donkeys at night, seek refuge in Allah for they see what you do not.”



Abu Dawud






Dua when leaving the house


بِسْمِ اللَّهِ، رَبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ أَنْ أَزِلَّ أَوْ أَضِلَّ، أَوْ أَظْلِمَ أَوْ أُظْلَمَ، أَوْ أَجْهَلَ أَوْ يُجْهَلَ عَلَيَّ


bismil-laah, rab-bi in-nee a‛oodhu bika an azilla aw aḍilla, aw aẓlima aw uẓlama, aw aj-hala aw yuj-hala ‛alayy



In the name of Allah, my Lord, I take refuge with You lest I should stray, or slip (i.e. to commit a sin unintentionally), or oppress or be oppressed, or behave foolishly or be treated foolishly.








Dua e Qunoot (recited in Witr prayer)


اَللَّهُمَّ إنا نَسْتَعِينُكَ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَنُؤْمِنُ بِكَ وَنَتَوَكَّلُ عَلَيْكَ وَنُثْنِئْ عَلَيْكَ الخَيْرَ وَنَشْكُرُكَ وَلَا نَكْفُرُكَ وَنَخْلَعُ وَنَتْرُكُ مَنْ ئَّفْجُرُكَ اَللَّهُمَّ إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَلَكَ نُصَلِّئ وَنَسْجُدُ وَإِلَيْكَ نَسْعأئ وَنَحْفِدُ وَنَرْجُو رَحْمَتَكَ وَنَخْشآئ عَذَابَكَ إِنَّ عَذَابَكَ بِالكُفَّارِ مُلْحَقٌ

Allah humma inna nasta-eenoka wa nastaghfiruka wa nu’minu bika wa natawakkalu alaika wa nusni alaikal khair, wa nashkuruka wala nakfuruka wa nakhla-oo wa natruku mai yafjuruka, Allah humma iyyaka na’budu wa laka nusalli wa nasjud wa ilaika nas aaa wa nahfizu wa narju rahma taka wa nakhshaa azaabaka inna azaabaka bil kuffari mulhik

O, Allah! We implore You for help and beg forgiveness of You and believe in You and rely on You and extol You and we are thankful to You and are not ungrateful to You and we alienate and forsake those who disobey You. O, Allah! You alone do we worship and for You do we pray and prostrate and we betake to please You and present ourselves for the service in Your cause and we hope for Your mercy and fear Your chastisement. Undoubtedly, Your torment is going to overtake infidels O Allah!

At-Tirmidhi: 464, Abu Dawud: 1425




Dua to be recited in the morning




أَصْبَـحْـنا وَأَصْبَـحْ المُـلكُ للَّهِ رَبِّ العـالَمـين ، اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّـي أسْـأَلُـكَ خَـيْرَ هـذا الـيَوْم ، فَـتْحَهُ ، وَنَصْـرَهُ ، وَنـورَهُ وَبَـرَكَتَـهُ ، وَهُـداهُ ، وَأَعـوذُ بِـكَ مِـنْ شَـرِّ ما فـيهِ وَشَـرِّ ما بَعْـدَه

The morning has come to me and the whole universe belongs to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, O Allah, I ask of you the good of the day, it’s success and aid and it’s nur (celestial light) and Barakat (blessings) and seek hidayah (guidance) and seek refuge from the evil in it (this day) and from the evil of that which is to come later.


(Abu Dawood)



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 a 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 the furnace removes the rust from the iron”.






After having a nightmare




أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّةِ مِنْ غَضَبِهِ وَعِقَابِهِ وَشَرِّ عِبَادِهِ وَمِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِ وَأَنْ يَحْضُرُونَ

With the total words of Allah, I seek protection from His wrath, from His punishment and from the servants evil and from the whispers of Satan and I seek protection from (these) coming to me.


(Hisnul Hasin)

On having a good dream, recite:

“Alhamdulillah” and relate it to an intimate companion of understanding (So that the companion does not interpret the dream badly). If a person has a bad dream, then spit three times over the left shoulder and turn to the other side or stand up to perform Salaat reciting the following dua three times:

أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ وَمِنْ شَرِّ هَذِهِ الرُّؤْيَا

“I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed Satan and from the evil of this dream. “The dream will not cause any harm. (Misjkat, Hisnul Hasin)

It is a great sin to conjure a false dream and narrate it.






When breaking fast


اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ صُمْتُ وَعَلَى رِزْقِكَ أَفْطَرْتُ

“O Allah, I have fasted for You and from the sustenance given by You, I break the fast”.


(Abu Dawood)




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)




When burying the dead


بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَبِاللَّهِ وَعَلَى مِلَّةِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ

“In the name of Allah and with His aid and on the Madhab (deen) of the Rasul of Allah I place him in the grave”.


(Hisnul Hasin)

After the burial recites Surah Fatiha and the beginning of Surah Baqarah at the head side and the last ayats of Surah Baqarah at the feet.



Stay a little while at the graveside and ask Allah for forgiveness for the dead and make dua that he remains firm at the time of questioning by the angels.


(Hisnul Hasin from Abu Dawood etc)


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 At The Time Of Seeing A Muslim Smiling


أَضْحَكَ اللَّهُ سِنَّكَ

May Allah Almighty Keep you smiling.


For the pain of the eye


Read this and blow on the ailing eye:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ اللَّهُمَّ أَذْهِبْ حَرَّهَا وَبَرْدَهَا وَوَصَبَهَا

“I take the name of Allah and blow, O Allah remove its heat, cold and sickness Then say by the will of Allah”. (Hisn from Nisai etc)

For eye pain

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”.







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”.



Whilst reading, think of the matter on hand.



Dua For the Night of Qadr (Power)


اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي

“O Allah, you are the Most Forgiving, and One who loves forgiving, therefore forgive me”. (Tirmidhi)



At Arafat


لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٍ

Laa ilaaha ill-allaahu, waḥdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul-mulku wa lahul-ḥamdu, wa huwa ‛alaa kulli shay’in qadeer

None has the right to be worshiped except Allah, alone, without a partner. To Him belongs sovereignty and all praise and He is over all things omnipotent.

At-Tirmidhi 5:504




Dua for your child’s protection


أُعيـذُكُمـا بِكَلِـماتِ اللهِ التّـامَّة، مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْـطانٍ وَهـامَّة، وَمِنْ كُـلِّ عَـيْنٍ لامَّـة

U’eethukumaa bikalimaatil-laahit-taammati min kulli shaytaanin wa haammatin, wa min kulli ‘aynin laammatin

I seek protection for you in the Perfect Words of Allah from every devil and every beast, and from every envious blameworthy eye.

Abu Dawud





Talbiya of Hajj


لَبَّيْكَ اللَّهُمَّ لَبَّيْكَ ، لَبَّيْكَ لَا شَرِيكَ لَكَ لَبَّيْكَ ، إِنَّ الْحَمْدَ وَالنِّعْمَةَ لَكَ وَالْمُلْكَ ، لَا شَرِيكَ لَكَ

“I am present, O Allah, I am present, there is no partner unto You. I am present. Definitely, praise and glory is yours (for You). The Kingdom is also Yours. There is no partner for You”.



Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.) said that if a Muslim recites the talbiya, then the east and the west, his right and left, every tree and cloud on the earth will recite the talbiya.




On completing Talbiya, make dua to Allah for His pleasure, for Jannah and freedom from Jahannam.


(Hisnul Hasin)




While making Tawaf


سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَلَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَاللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ

“Allah is pure and I praise Allah, there is none worthy of worship besides Him, He is the Greatest. Allah is the One who turns us away from sin and grants the ability to do good”.


(Mishkat from Ibn Maja)




When making Qurbani


إِنِّي وَجَّهْتُ وَجْهِيَ لِلَّذِي فَطَرَ السَّماَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ مِلَّةَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ حَنِيفَاً وَمَا أَنَا مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ. إِنَّ صَلاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ العَالَمِينَ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَبِذَلِكَ أُمِرْتُ وَأَنَا أَوَّلُ المُسْلِمِينَ، اللَّهُمَّ مِنْكَ وَلَكَ

When making Qurbani, place the animal facing the Qibla and recite:

“I have turned my face to that Being who has created the skies and the Earth in the state of the Straight Deen of Ibrahim – and I am not amongst the Mushrikeen. Definitely, my Salaat, my Ibadat and my living and dying are all for Allah, who is the Lord of the worlds, and who has no partner. I have been ordered (all that passed) I am amongst the Muslimeen (the obedient). O Allah this sacrifice is due to You granting us the ability to do so and it is for You”.



After عَنْ mention the name of the person in whose name the sacrifice is made and if it is from oneself then state the name. After this recite and slaughter the animal. بِسْمِ اللَّهِ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ






After Fajr & Maghrib Prayer


Muslim Taimi (Radi Allahu Anhu) narrates from Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.) to recite the following seven times before speaking to anyone:

اللَّهُمَّ أَجِرْنِي مِنَ النَّارِ

“O Allah, save me from the fire (Jahannam).”

If a person recites the above dua and dies the same night, he will be saved from Jahannam and if he recites it seven times after Fajr Salaat before speaking to anyone and if he dies on that same day, he will be saved from Jahannam.


(Mishkat from Abu Dawood)

In another hadith Prophet Mohammad (Sallal Lahu Alaihi w Sallam ) stated that if a person recites the following dua 10 times while sitting in the Tashahudd position, then for each time ten rewards are written for him and ten sins are removed from the Name-Amal and he will be saved from every evil thing and the accursed Satan and no other sin besides shirk will be able to destroy him. In relation to actions, he will be superior to all other people. If anyone recites more than the above, he will go further and that is a different matter.




لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ بِيَدِهِ الْخَيْرُ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٍ


“Besides Allah, there is no other worthy of worship. He is Alone and has no partner. His is the Kingdom and to Him is all praise, in His hands is good, He gives and takes life (gives death) and He has power over all things”.













Mufti Hasan Raza Razavi is Imam, Resident Scholar and Founder of Barkate Raza Centre. He has been serving as an Imam, Mufti, Educator, and Consultant since 1997 in different Islamic quires and educational institutions.

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