What is a Supplication / Dua

Supplications, also known as dua, is a mean to get the blessings and help from ALLAH in the similar way our Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (ﷺ) has guided. Memorize these your self and get your kids to memorize as well.

Types of Supplications

There are different duas for your daily activities like sleeping, eating, being happy, sad, wearing clothes, going masjid / market, ablution, meeting sick, raining, storm etc. Here we mention 36 common duas. These duas are memorized as part of our Quran Reading With Tajweed Course.

Importance of Dua

وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِي سَيَدْخُلُونَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِينَ – سورة غافر 60 

 Your Lord has said, “Call on Me, and I will answer your prayers.” But those who are too arrogant to worship Me will certainly enter Hell, in disgrace.

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Supplication before sleeping (البخاري)

اَللّٰهُمَّ بِاسْمِكَ أَمُوْتُ وَأَحْيٰ

O Allah, by Your name I live and die.

Supplication when waking up (البخاري)

اَلْحَمْدُ لِـلّٰـهِ الَّذِيْ أَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَا أَمَاتَنَا وَإِلَيْهِ الـنُّشُوْرُ

All praise be to Allah, who gave us life after death (sleep is a form of death) and to Him will we be raised and returned.

Supplication for the best in this life and hereafter (سورة البقرة)

رَبَّنَآ ءَاتِنَا فِى ٱلدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَّفِى ٱلْأَخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ

Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Hell Fire!

Supplication upon entering the home (أبوداود)

اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَ الْـمَوْلَجِ وَخَيْرَ الْـمَخْرَجِ بِسْمِ اللهِ وَلَجْنَا وَبِسْمِ اللهِ خَرَجْنَا وَعَلَى اللهِ رَبِّنَا تَوَكَّلْنَا

O Allah, I seek a good entry and a good exit. We take Allah’s name to enter and Allah’s name to exit and rely on Him who is our Lord.

Supplication when leaving the home (أبوداود)

بِسْمِ اللهِ ، تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللهِ وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ

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

Supplication for expelling the devil and its whispering (مسلم)

أَعُوذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ

I seek refuge in Allah from Satan the outcast

Supplication upon entering the Masjid (ابن ماجه)

اَللّٰهُمَّ افْتَحْ لِيْ أَبْوَابَ رَحْمَتِكَ

O Allah, open the doors of mercy.

Supplication upon leaving the Masjid (أبوداود)

السَّلامُ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللهِ، اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ

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

Supplication when entering the market (الترمذي)

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

None has the right to be worshiped except Allah, alone, without 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.

Supplication upon breaking fast (أبوداود)

ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ ، وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ ، وَثَبَتَ الأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللهُ

The thirst has gone and the veins are moist, and reward is assured, if Allah wills.

Supplication upon completing meal (ترمذى)

اَلْحَمْدُ لِـلّٰـهِ الَّذِيْ أَطْعَمَنِيْ هٰذَا وَرَزَقَنِيْهِ مِنْ غَيْرِ حَوْلٍ مِّنِّيْ وَلَا قُوَّةٍ

All praise belongs to Allah who granted this (meal which I received) without my power or effort.

Supplication while ascending (البخاري)

اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ

Allah is the Greatest

Supplication upon starting ablution (ترمذى)

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمـٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

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

Supplication upon completing the ablution (ترمذى)

أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَّآ إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهٗ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهٗ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهٗ وَرَسُوْلُهٗ

I bear witness that none is worthy of worship besides Allah. He is One, He has no partner. And I bear witness that Mohammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam is his slave and messenger.

Supplication said to one who does you a favour (الترمذي)

جَزَاكَ اللهُ خَيْرًا

May Allah reward you with good.

Supplication upon going to the Masjid (البخاري)

اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْ فِيْ قَلْبِيْ نُورًا وَفِيْ بَصَرِيْ نُورًا وَفِيْ سَمْعِيْ نُورًا وَعَنْ يَّمِيْـنِيْ نُورًا وَعَنْ شِمَالِيْ نُورًا وَاجْعَلْ لِّيْ نُورًا

O Allah, give me Nur in my heart, me eyes, ears, on my right side, on my left side. Specify Nur for me and my progeny. Grant Nur in my flesh, my blood, my hair, my skin, my tongue and my nafs (soul) and grant Nur all around me.

Supplication at times of amazement and delight (البخاري)

سُبْحَانَ اللهِ

How far from imperfections Allah is.

Supplication for one afflicted by calamity (المسلم‏)

إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ ، اللَّهُمَّ أْجُرْنِي فِي مُصِيبَتِي ، وَاخْلُفْ لِي خَيْرًا مِنْهَا

To Allah we belong and unto Him is our return. O Allah, recompense me for my affliction and replace it for me with something better.

Supplication upon sneezing (البخاري)

يَرْحَمُكَ اللهُ
May Allah have mercy on you.

Supplication on hearing barking dog at night (أبوداود)

أَعُوذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ

I seek refuge with Allah from Satan, the outcast.

Supplication upon experiencing fear (أبوداود)

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَجْعَلُكَ فِي نُحُورِهِمْ ، وَنَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شُرُورِهِمْ

O Allah, we place You before them and we seek refuge with You from their evil.

Supplication during a wind storm (أبوداود)

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَهَا ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّهَا

O Allah, I ask You for it’s goodness and I seek refuge with You from it’s evil.

Supplication upon hearing a rooster crow (البخاري)

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ

O Allah, I ask You from Your favor.

Supplication upon hearing thunder

سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي يُسَبِّحُ الرَّعْدُ بِحَمْدِهِ ، وَالْمَلائِكَةُ مِنْ خِيفَتِهِ

How far from imperfections He is, (The One) Whom the thunder declares His perfection with His praise, as do the angels out of fear of Him.

Supplication when it rains (البخاري)

اللَّهُمَّ صَيِّبًا نَافِعًا

O Allah, may it be a beneficial rain.

Supplication after rainfall (البخاري)

مُطِرْنَا بِفَضْلِ اللهِ وَرَحْمَتِهِ

We have been given rain by the grace and mercy of Allah.

Supplication after burying the deceased (أبوداود)

بِسْمِ اللهِ وَعَلَى سُنَّةِ رَسُولِ اللهِ

In the name of Allah and upon the sunnah of the Messenger of Allah

Supplication upon visiting the graves (المسلم‏)

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ أَهْلَ الدِّيَارِ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُسْلِمِينَ ، وَإِنَّا إِنْ شَاءَ اللهُ بِكُمْ لَلَاحِقُونَ ، نَسْأَلُ اللهَ لَنَا وَلَكُمُ الْعَافِيَةَ

Peace be upon you all, O inhabitants of the dwellings (i.e. the graves), amongst the believers and the Muslims. Indeed we are, Allah willing, soon to follow (to die also), we ask Allah for well-being for us and for you.

Supplication when angry (البخاري)

أَعُوذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ

I seek refuge with Allah from Satan, the outcast.

Supplication when visiting the sick (البخاري)

لَا بَأْسَ طَهُوْرٌ إِنْ شَآءَ اللهُ

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

Supplication before entering the toilet (بخارى)

اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْخُبُثِ وَالْخَبَآئِثِ

O Allah. I seek Your Protection from the harmful male and female shaytaan (and Jinn).

Supplication after leaving the toilet (مشكٰوة)

 اَلْحَمْدُ لِـلّٰـهِ الَّذِيْ أَذْهَبَ عَنِّي الْأَذٰى وَعَافَانِيْ

O Allah! I seek forgiveness and pardon from You. All Praise be to Allah, who removed the difficulty from me and gave me ease (relief).

Supplication before eating (الترمذي)

بِسْمِ اللهِ

In the name of Allah

Supplication before undressing (الترمذي)

بِسْمِ اللهِ

In the name of Allah

Supplication when wearing a garment (أبوداود)

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

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

Supplication for fear of shirk (أحمد)

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ أَنْ أُشْرِكَ بِكَ وَأَنَا أَعْلَمُ ، وَأَسْتَغْفِرُكَ لِمَا لَا أَعْلَمُ

O Allah, I seek refuge with You lest I should commit shirk with You knowingly and I seek Your forgiveness for what I do unknowingly.

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