Dua’s From The Holy Qur’an

Dua’s  from the Holy Qur’an

A prayer or a du’aa is not the crutch of the weak or the incapable. It is the finest strategy for all kinds of success—whether material or spiritual.

Most of the time men have worded their prayers in their own languages. However, the finest of the prayers are the ones worded by Allah Himself and mentioned in the Qur’an.

Supplication for acceptance of efforts:

“Rabbanaa ta-qabbal minnaa ‘innaka ‘Antas-Samii-‘ul-‘Aliim”

Our Rabb! Accept from us. You indeed, you are the all-Hearing, the all-Knowing. (Al-Quraan 2:127)

History and Significance:

While Prophet Ibrahim, along with his son Ismail, was raising the foundation of the House of Ka’aba, they both offered this supplication to Allah to accept their effort of construction. A perfect supplication that we should offer whenever we are initiating any project or effort.

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Supplication for Acceptance of Prayers:

“Rabbij-‘alnii muqii-mas-Salaati wa min zurriyyatii, Rabbanaa wa taqabbal Du-‘aaa.”

My Rabb! Make me steadfast in Salaat and from my offspring; our Rabb! And accept my prayer. (Al-Quraan 14:40)

History and Significance:

In his old age, Prophet Ibrahim (PBH) was gifted with two sons – Ismail and Is-haq. As a parent, he supplicated to Allah to make him steadfast in his salaat. He also asked to make his offspring steadfast in their salaat. Although we may be offering our salaat sincerely, it remains with Allah to accept our salaat. Thus, this supplication begs that Allah may not reject our salaat. If Allah wills, He will reward us for our attempt in making a salaat. _____________________________________________________________________

Supplication for protection against evil-ones:

“Rabbi’a-uuzubika min hamazaatish -shayaatiini Wa ‘a-uuzu bika Rabbi ‘any-yahzuruun”

My Rabb! I take refuge with You-from the prompting of the Evil-ones;

And I take refuge with You, O Rabb! Lest they come up to me. (Al-Quraan 23:97-98)

History and Significance:

In Surah Al-Mu’mineen, Allah has instructed Prophet Muhammed (SAW) to recite this supplication in the face of oppression by the leaders of Quraish.

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Supplication against oppressors:

“Rabbanaa ‘akhrijnaa min haazihil qaryatiz-zalimi ‘ahluhaa; waj-‘al-lanaa mil la-dunka waliy-yanw waj-‘al lanaa milla dunka naseeraa”

Our Rabb! Take us out of this habitat whose people are oppressors, and make for us a protecting-friend from Your presence and make for us a helper from Your presence. (Al-Quraan 4:75)

History and Significance:

Believing slaves, both males, females and children, who were persecuted in Makkah, made this supplication to Allah to protect them from the oppressors

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Supplication for good of both worlds:

“Rabbanaaa ‘aatinaa fiddunyaa hasanatanw wa fil ‘aakhirati hasanatanw-wa qinaa ‘azaaban-naar”

Our Rabb! Give us good in this world and good in the Hereafter, and save us from the chastisement of the Fire. (Al-Quraan 2:201)

History and Significance:

This supplication which is made by Muslims are compared to another supplication mentioned in the previous verse (Al-Quraan 2:200). That supplication is “Our Rabb! Give us in this world”. That supplication, made by worldly individuals, is insufficient and provides no share in the Hereafter. Based on these two supplications, Allah is recommending us to ask for good in both the worlds, here and the hereafter

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Supplication for knowledge:

“Rabbi Zidnee ‘ilmaa”

My Rabb! Increase me in knowledge. (Al-Quraan 20:114)

History and Significance:

This supplication is taught to Muhammed (SAW) by Allah Himself in Surah Ta Ha. The verse relates to an instruction not to hasten with Quran before it is completely revealed. While revelation of Quran was incomplete, our Rasulullah (SAW) was instructed to make this supplication. In our situation, when our knowledge is limited about Quran, we should always make this supplication to understand Quran more. If Allah grants us knowledge, whether in the field of theology, science or technology, then we should be able to understand Quran even better.

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Supplication against natural calamity:

“Rabbi law shi’-ta ‘ahlak-ta hum-minqablu wa ‘iyyaay ‘Atuh-liku-naa bimaa fa-‘alas-sufahaa-‘uminnaa ‘In hiya ‘illaa fitna-tuk Tuzillu bihaa man-tashaa-‘u wa tahdil man-tashaa.’Anta waliyyunaa fagfir lanaa warhamnaa wa ‘anta khayrul-gaafiriin”

My Rabb! If You had so wished, You could have destroyed them before this, and me. Will You destroy us on account of what the foolish among us have done? This is nothing but Your trial. You leave in straying thereby whom You please and You guide whom You please. You are our Protector, therefore forgive us and have Mercy on us, for You are the Best of forgivers. (Al-Quraan 7:155)

History and Significance:

During the absence of Prophet Musa (PBH), Israelites took a calf as an object of worship. When Musa returned to his people, he was angry and sad at this development. Then Musa selected 70 men of unsound faith for Allah’s tryst. These people of dubious faith were overtaken by an earthquake. At that time, Musa (PBH) made this supplication to rescue the people who were not at fault

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Supplication for offspring:

“Rabbi hab lii mil-ladunka zurriyyatan tayyibah ‘innaka samii-‘ud-du’aa”

My Rabb! Give me from Yourself a pure offspring. You are indeed Hearer of prayer. (Al0Quraan 3:37)

History and Significance:

Prophet Zakariyyah made this supplication as mentioned in Surah Al-e-Imraan. Zakariyyah was guardian of Maryam. When Maryam grew up in purity and devoutness, Zakariyyah longed for such a child for himself – a child who would be as pure, virtuous and honorable as Maryam. In the following verse, 3:38, malaika brought the glad tidings of Yahya, “a noble and a chaste man, and a Nabi from among the righteous”. Note the emphasis at the end of the supplication that Allah is “indeed Hearer of prayer”. Do we need any other kind of reassurance?

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Supplication for orators and writers:

“Rabbisrah lii sadrii, Wa yassir lii ‘amrii, Wahlul ‘uqdatam-mil-li-saanii’ Yafqahuu qawlii”

My Rabb! Expand for me my breast, and make my affair easy for me, and release the knot from my tongue, they may understand my speech. (Al-Quraan 20:25-28)

History and Significance:

Prophet Musa (PHB) made this supplication while proceeding to the court of Fir’awn for the arguments. In this supplication, there is request to increase knowledge base – an important requirement for arguments. The second request is to remove physical limitations or limitation of resources. This limitation could be a writer’s block that we often face. Also, the third request is to make a lucid, easy to understand arguments. As we know, Musa (PHB) was successful in the Fir’awn’s court and the wise men in the court had accepted the truth.

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Supplication for parents:

“Rabba-nagfir lee wa li-waali-dayya wa lil mu’mi-niina yawma yaquu-mul hisaab”

Our Rabb! Protect me and my parents and the Believers — on the day when the reckoning is set up. (Al-Quraan 14:41)

History and Significance:

This supplication, which is a part of a series of supplication made by Prophet Ibrahim (PBH), as mentioned in Surah Ibrahim. This is an extraordinary supplication where Ibrahim (PBH) is not only asking for him and his parents, but for all the believers. This should be an example for us to include other believers in our supplications so that Allah grants His mercy to all Muslims. This supplication is not only for the supplicator and his (her) parents but also for the whole believer community. When we all make this supplication, we are in fact seeking protection for each other on the day of Reckoning.

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Supplication for keeping in the right path:

“Rabbi hab lii hukmanwa ‘alhiqnee bis-saaliheen”

My Rabb! Grant me wisdom, and join me with the righteous. (Al-Quraan 26:83)

History and Significance:

Prophet Ibrahim (PBH) had made this supplication as mentioned in Surah As-Shu’ara (the Poets). Ibrahim (PBH) was making a da’wah to his sire Azar and his people. The people were disbelievers. Ibrahim (PBH) while explaining to the people about the truth and benefits of obeying Allah, made this supplication.

This supplication stresses that our knowledge should guide us to be righteous. We are to be righteous, not blindly, but based on sound knowledge and wisdom. By making this supplication we are eliminating the blind following of ancestral ways. Wisdom will enrich us to understand the divine message better and in turn we could be righteous people.

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Supplication for shelter:

“Rabbi ‘innii limaaa ‘anzalta ‘ilayya min khairin-faqeer”

My Rabb! I am indeed needy of whatever good You may send to me. (Al-Quraan 28:24)

History and Significance:

Prophet Musa (PBH) was traveling to the desert of Madyan and he found some men were watering their animals and two women were standing helpless. Musa (PBH) helped these women with water, and then returned to a shade of a tree. At this time, he made this supplication with a reference to the shade of the tree as whatever good thing. Allah responded to this supplication. As a result, one of these women came to him and with an invitation from her old father. The old man was kind to Musa, offered him shelter and gave one of the two daughters in marriage to Musa (PBH)

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Supplication for victory of Islam:

“Rabbanaa laa tu-‘aa-khiznaa ‘in-nasiinaa ‘aw ‘akhta’-naa  Rabbana wa laa tahmil ‘alaynaa ‘is-ran-kamaa hamal-tahuu ‘alal-lazina min-qablinaa Rabbana wa laa tuhammil-naa maa laa taaqata lanaa bih  Wa’-fu ‘annaa wag-fir lanaa, war-ham-na ‘Anta mawlaa naa fan-surnaa ‘alal-qawmil kaafireen”

Our Rabb! Do not take us to task if we forget, or we make a mistake; our Rabb! And do not lay upon us a burden as you had lain on those before us; our Rabb! And do not impose upon us that for which no strength have we. Therefore pardon us; and grant us protection; and be kind to us. You are our Patron; therefore help us over the Unbelieving people. (Al-Quraan 2:286)

History and Significance:

This is the concluding verse of Surah Al-Baqarah. This supplication is very important since one Hadith narrates that “whoever prays as taught in the last two verses of the Baqarah, they are sufficient for him” (Bukhari 64:12). Although this supplication is meant for victory of Islam, it also stresses the need to be humble and need to protect us from evil.

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