Did you know that making du’a to Allah is an act of worship? It’s so rewarding to be a Muslim – we make du’a to Allah to grant us our every wish and in doing so, we also receive rewards from Him. In fact, it’s Allah Himself who asks us to make du’a to Him. He said in Surah al-Ghafir verse 60, “Call on Me, and I will respond to you.” The more du’a we make, the closer we are to Allah. Here are 7 powerful du’as from the Quran that you can practise daily to bring us closer to Him.
1. Wholesome du’a of Prophet Musa in times of desperation (for rizq, and all sorts of good things)
The next time you find yourself in a situation where you know you are in dire need of Allah’s help but are not sure of what exactly should you ask from Him, turn to him with this du’a. It’s a universal du’a that you can make in seeking the best provision from Allah for you.
رَبِّ إِنِّى لِمَآ أَنزَلْتَ إِلَىَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍۢ فَقِيرٌۭ
Meaning: “O my Lord! truly am I in (desperate) need of any good that You may have in store for me.” [Surah al-Qasas: 24]
2. Du’a from the Quran for protection in this world and the Hereafter
In Surah at-Tawbah, Allah promises the hellfire as a permanent home for the hypocrites and the disbelievers. As Muslims, our ultimate goal is to enter Jannah and be spared from the torment of hellfire by the mercy of Allah. Here’s a du’a that we can practice in seeking protection from Allah in this world and from the hellfire.
رَبَّنَآ ءَاتِنَا فِى ٱلدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةًۭ وَفِى ٱلْـَٔاخِرَةِ حَسَنَةًۭ وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ
Meaning: “O our Lord! Grant us the good of this world and the Hereafter, and protect us from the torment of the Fire.” [Surah al-Baqarah: 201]
3. Du’a of Prophet Ibrahim to be an establisher of prayer
If you find it hard to perform regular prayers, practice this du’a. It’s the du’a that the Prophet Ibrahim made for himself and for the generations after him. This du’a would not only benefit you, but your children too.
رَبِّ ٱجْعَلْنِى مُقِيمَ ٱلصَّلَوٰةِ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِى ۚ رَبَّنَا وَتَقَبَّلْ دُعَآءِ
Meaning: “O my Lord! Make me one who establishes regular prayer, and also (raise such) among my offspring. O our Lord! And accept my prayer.” [Surah Ibrahim: 40]
4. Du’a for forgiveness of sins and to die as a good Muslim
As human beings, we can’t run away from sinning. It is part of our human nature. But Allah loves those who seek His forgiveness and the door of repentance is always open for as long as we live. May Allah forgive our sins and give us a good ending when we recite this du’a every day.
رَبَّنَا فَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَكَفِّرْ عَنَّا سَيِّـَٔاتِنَا وَتَوَفَّنَا مَعَ ٱلْأَبْرَارِ
Meaning: “O our Lord! Forgive our sins, absolve us of our misdeeds, and allow us to die as one of the virtuous.” [Surah Aal-Imran: 193]
5. Du’a of Prophet Isa for rizq
Rizq, provision or sustenance, is an all-encompassing term covering food, money, means to make ends meet, good health and others. Allah is ar-Razzaq, the Supreme Provider and He provides sustenance to those He pleases without measure. This du’a of Prophet Isa is a powerful du’a that you can make to ask Allah of bountiful rizq.
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وَٱرْزُقْنَا وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ ٱلرَّٰزِقِينَ
Meaning: “Provide for us! You are indeed the Best Provider.” [Surah al-Ma’idah: 114]
You can continue with this du’a from the Sunnah as well to complement the above:
اللَّهُمَّ أَكْثِرْ مَالَي وَوَلَدَي، وَبَارِكْ لَي فِيمَا أَعْطَيْتَني
“”O Allah, increase my wealth and children, and bless me in what You have given me.” [Bukhari]
6. Du’a from the Quran for Allah’s mercy
Allah is the Most Merciful and those who show mercy to the people on earth will be the deserving ones of His mercy. The Prophet ﷺ said, “Whoever does not show mercy to the people, Allah will not show mercy to him.” [Tirmidhi] So show mercy to people and recite this du’a to to increase the likelihood of you receiving the mercy of the Most Merciful.
رَبَّنَآ ءَامَنَّا فَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا وَٱرْحَمْنَا وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ ٱلرَّٰحِمِينَ
7. Du’a from the Quran for a pious spouse and obedient children
Having a pious spouse and obedient children are one of many life’s greatest blessings. If you are married and your spouse and/or children cause a lot of problems to you, make this du’a regularly. If you are single and you wish to have your own family, you should make this du’a regularly too. May Allah bless us with spouses and children who will be an apple of our eyes.
رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَٰجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّـٰتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍۢ وَٱجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا
Meaning: “O our Lord! Bless us with pious spouses and offspring who will be the joy of our hearts, and make us models for the righteous.” [Surah al-Furqan: 74]
Making du’a is an affirmation of one’s faith in Allah. We make du’a to Allah for all our needs, wants and desires. Turning to Him via our du’a strengthens our relationship with Him, the Rabb of this world. Only Allah has the power to respond to our du’a and He will respond to it in the best possible way. Sometimes we may see that our du’a is answered, sometimes we may despair when it’s not. But Allah is merciful, and it’s out of His immense mercy and love for us that He would either:
- Grants you what you prayed for
- Postpones the answer and replaces it with something better at a better time
- Saves you from an impeding calamity that you have no knowledge about
- Saves the du’a to help and alleviate you on the Day of Judgement.
Abu Saeed رضي الله عنه narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said, “There is no Muslim who does not offer any du’a in which there is no sin or severing of family ties but Allah will give him one of three things in return: either He will answer his dua sooner, or he will store it up for him in the Hereafter, or He will divert an equivalent evil away from him because of it.” They said: “We will say a lot of du’a.” He said: “Allah is more generous.” [Ahmad]
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