Special Ramadan Month Dua

Special Ramadan Month Dua

#Dua is a Arabic word meaning "invocation" and it is an act of supplication. The term is derived from an Arabic word meaning to 'call out' or to 'summon', and Muslims regard this as a profound act of worship. The Islamic prophet Muhammad is reported to have said "Dua is the very essence of worship," while one of God's commands expressed through the Quran is for them to call out to Him:

And your Lord says: "Call on Me; I will answer your (Prayer):

— Quran, sura 40 (Ghafir), ayah 60[2]


1. While fasting. 
2. In the last portion of the night.(tahajud time) 
3. After every fard/compulsory namaaz 
4. Whilst it is raining 
5. After the tilawat/recitation of the Quraan 
6. between the 2 qutba's on jumua day 

7. Before the jumua salaah starts 

a) #Dua for the best of both worlds

Rabbana atinafee addunya hasanatan wafee al-akhiratihasanatan waqina AAathaba annar.

Our Lord, give us in this world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter [that which is] good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.

{Surat Al Baqarah 2 : Ayaah 201}

b) #Dua during Distress (Keeping in mind as humans we are never “totally” free from distress,thus making this dua constantly is very beneficial.)

La ilaha il-lallah Al-`Alimul-Halim. La-ilaha illallah Rabul- Arsh-al-Azim, La ilaha-il-lallah Rabus-Samawati Rab-ul-Ard; wa Rab-ul-Arsh Al- Karim.

None has the right to be worshipped but Allah the incomparably great, the compassionate. None has the right to be worshipped but Allah the rub of the mighty throne. None has the right to be worshipped but Allah the rub of the heavens, the rub of the earth, and the rubb of the honorable throne.
[Sahih Al Bukhari]

c) Dua for Spouse and Children

Rabbanahab lana min azwajina wathurriyyatinaqurrata aAAyunin wajAAalna lilmuttaqeena imama

Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous.
{Surat Al Furqan 25: Ayaah 74}

d) Dua for Forgiveness and a Beautiful End

Rabbana faghfirlana thunoobana wakaffir AAannasayyi-atina watawaffana maAAa al-abrar

Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and remit from us our evil deeds, and make us die in the state of righteousness along with Al-Abrar (those who are obedient to Allah and follow strictly His Orders).
{Surat Ali Imran 3: Ayaah 193}

e) Dua for Protection against Debt, Oppression, Sadness.

Allahumma Inni A’udhu Bika Minal-Hammi Wal-Hazani Wal-Ajzi Wal-Kasali Wal-Bukhli Wa Dala’id=Dain Wa Qahrir-Rijal

O Allah, I seek refuge in You from sadness, grief, helplessness, laziness, being stingy, overwhelming debt, and the overpowering of men

f) Dua for Guidance & Protection against harm 

Allahumm-aghfir li, warhamni, wa-hdini, wa ‘afini, warzuqni

O Allah! Forgive me, have mercy on me, guide me, guard me against harm and provide me with sustenance and salvation
[Sahih Muslim]

g) Dua for Guidance towards the best of Manners

Inna salati wa nusuki wa mahyaya wa mamati lillahi rabbil-alamin, la sharika lahu, wa bidhalika umirtu wa ana min al-muslimin. Allahummahdini liahsanil-amali wa ahsanil-akhlaqi la yahdi li ahsaniha illa anta wa qini sayy’al-a’mali wa sayy’al-ahaqi la yaqi sayy’aha illa ant.

Indeed my salah (prayer), my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of all that exists. He has no partner. And of this I have been commanded, and I am one of the Muslims. O Allah, guide me to the best of deeds and the best of manners, for none can guide to the best of them but You. And protect me from bad deeds and bad manners, for none can protect against them but You.
[Sunan An Nasai]

h) Dua for Safety and Wellbeing

Allahumma inni as’alukal-huda wat- tuqa wal-‘afafa wal-ghina

O Allah! I ask you for your guidance, piety, safety and wellbeing and contentment and sufficieny.
[Sahih Muslim]

i) Dua for Protection Against Hellfiire

Rabbanaisrif AAanna AAathaba jahannama inna AAathabahakana gharama Innaha saat mustaqarran wamuqama

Our Lord! Avert from us the torment of Hell. Verily! Its torment is ever an inseparable, permanent punishment. Evil indeed it (Hell) is as an abode and as a place to dwell.
{Surat Al Furqan 25: Ayaat 65-66}

j) Dua for confessing your Sins – Dua of Yunus aleyhi salaam.

If you know what verse follows this verse you will never stop making this dua! SubhanAllah. May Allah answer our prayers as He responded to the call of our beloved Prophet Yunus aleyhi salaam.

La ilaha illa anta subhanaka inneekuntu mina aththalimeen

[none has the right to be worshipped but You (O Allah)], Glorified (and Exalted) are You [above all that (evil) they associate with You]. Truly, I have been of the wrong-doers.
{Surat Al Anbya 21: Ayaah 87}


Fastajabna lahu wanajjaynahumina alghammi wakathalika nunjee almu/mineen

So We responded to him and saved him from the distress. And thus do We save the believers.
{Surat Al Anbya 21: Ayaah 88}

May Allah make us from the believers whom He saves!! Ameen

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Shall I not tell you of something that, if any worldly calamity or disaster befalls any man among you and he says these words, he will be relieved of it. (It is) the du’aa’ of Dhu’l-Noon: “Laa ilaaha illa anta subhaanaka inni kuntu min al-zaalimeen (none has the right to be worshipped but You (O Allaah), Glorified (and Exalted) be You [above all that (evil) they associate with You]! Truly, I have been of the wrongdoers).” According to another report: “No Muslim man says this du’aa’ concerning anything but Allaah will answer his prayer.”
[Saheeh al-Jaami’ al-Sagheer wa Ziyaadatuhu, 2065]

k) Dua for protection against an oppressor or when you are feeling totally helpless – Dua of Nuh aleyhi salaam

Rabbahu annee maghloobun fantasir

Indeed, I am overpowered, so help(me).
{Surat Al Qamar 54: Ayaah 10}

l) Dua for the best disposal of your Affairs – Dua of Ibrahim aleyhi salaam

HasbunaAllahu waniAAma alwakeel

Sufficient for us is Allah , and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs.
{Surat Ali Imran 3: Ayaah 173}

m) Dua for Job Security + Marriage –  Musa aleyhi salaam. One of my favourite Duaas. This dua ensured Musa aleyhi salaam got a job security for 8-10 years and got him married.

Rabbiinnee lima anzalta ilayya min khayrin faqeer

My Lord, indeed I am, for whatever good You would send down to me, in need.
{Surah Al Qasas 28: Ayaah 24}

n) Dua for seeking Allah’s Mercy

Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum! Bi rahmatika astagheeth!
O Living, O Self-Sustaining Sustainer! In Your Mercy do I seek relief

o) Dua for entrusting your affairs with Allah – Dua of Yaqoob aleyhi salaam

Innama ashkoo baththee wahuzneeila Allahi

I only complain of my suffering and my grief to Allah
{Surah Yusuf 12: Ayaah 86}

Waofawwidu amree ila Allahi inna Allahabaseerun bilAAibad

And I entrust my affair to Allah . Indeed, Allah is Seeing of [His] servants
{Surah Ghafir 40:Ayaah 44}

p) Dua for Protection Against Hellfire, Grave & Dajjal

Allahumma inni a’udhu bika min ‘adhabi jahannam, wa min ‘adhabil-qabr, wa min fitnatil-mahya wal-mamat, wa min sharri fitnatil-masihid-dajjal.

“O Allah! I seek refuge in You from the torment of Hell, from the torment of the grave, from the trials of life and death, and from the mischief of Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal (Antichrist).”
[Sahih Muslim]

q)    Dua for acceptance of dua!

Rabbana wtaqabbal duAAa

Our Lord, and accept my supplication.
{Surat Ibrahim 14: Ayaah 40}


Here are some of the duas you can make for Children

1. Dua of Zakkariyya aleyhi salaam

Rabbi hab lee min ladunka thurriyyatantayyibatan innaka sameeAAu adduAAa

“My Lord, grant me from Yourself a good offspring. Indeed, You are the Hearer of supplication.”
{Surat Ali Imran 3: Ayaah 38}

2. Dua of Zakkariyya aleyhi salaam

Rabbi la tatharnee fardan waanta khayru alwaritheen

“My Lord, do not leave me alone [with no heir], while you are the best of inheritors.”
{Surat Al Anbya 21 : Ayaah 89}

3. Dua of Ibrahim aleyhi salaam for his sons Ismael and Ishaq 

Rabbi hablee mina assaliheen

“My Lord, grant me [a child] from among the righteous.”
{Surat As Saffat 37: Ayaah 100}

4.   Dua from Surat Al Furqan

Rabbanahab lana min azwajina wathurriyyatinaqurrata aAAyunin wajAAalna lilmuttaqeena imama

“Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous.”
{Surat Al Furqan 25: Ayaah 74}

5.  Dua from Surat Al Ahqaf

RabbiawziAAnee an ashkura niAAmataka allatee anAAamta AAalayya waAAalawalidayya waan aAAmala salihan tardahuwaaslih lee fee thurriyyatee innee tubtuilayka wa-innee mina almuslimeen.

“My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to work righteousness of which You will approve and make righteous for me my offspring. Indeed, I have repented to You, and indeed, I am of the Muslims.”
{Surat Al Ahqaf 46: Ayaah 15}

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). 

"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)." (B)

"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)." (M)
Once the Prophet (S) left to pray Fajr Salat from (his wife's home) while she was offering prayer. When he (S) returned after Ishraq prayer, she was still sitting on her prayer carpet. On this he (S) said to her: "Have you been continuously sitting in the same place since I left you?" She replied, "Yes." Thereupon he (S) said: "After I left you, I have recited four sentences three times; and if they could be measured against what you have recited since morning they would prove weightier. These four sentences are:
سبحان الله وبحمده عدد خلقه, ورضا نفسه, وزنة عرشه, ومداد كلماته
"Subhanal lahi wa bi ham-di-hi ada-da Khal-qihi wa rida'a naf-sihi wa zina-ta 'ar-shi-hi wa mida-da Kale-mate-hi."
(Glory be to Allah and praise is due to Him, according to the number of His creation and according to His pleasure and corresponding to the weight of His Throne and as much as the ink [used in recording] His words). (M)

"Whoever says,
لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحَدْهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
'La illaha illallah, wah-dahu la sharika lah, Lahul-mulku wa lahul hamd, wa huwa 'ala Kul-li shayin Qadeer.'
(There is no god but Allah, alone, without any partner. The Kingdom and praise belong to Him and He has power over everything.)

...100 times a day, will have a recompense equal to that of freeing ten slaves. Also, 100 good actions are written for him, 100 wrong actions are erased from him, and it is a protection from Satan for that day until the night. No one does anything more excellent than someone who does more than that." (B & M)
"Is one amongst you powerless to get one thousand virtues every day?" Amongst those who had been sitting there, one asked, 'How can one amongst us get one thousand virtues every day?' He (S) said, "Say:
سُبْحَانَ اللهِ
'Subhan Allah'
(Glory be Allah)

...100 times. For (by reciting them), one thousand virtues are recorded (to your credit) and one thousand vices are blotted out." (M)
"Shall I tell you a sentence which is one of the treasures of Paradise?" I said, 'Yes, Messenger of Allah!' He said, "It is...
لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ
'La Haula wala Quwwata il-la bil-lah.'
(There is neither strength nor power except with Allah)." (B & M)

"He who says,
رَضِيْتُ بِاللهِ رَبَّا ً وَبِالإِسْلامِ دِيْنا ً وَبِمُحَمَّد ٍ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ رسولا
'Raditu bil-lahi rabban wabil-islami dinan wabi-Muhammadin nabiyyan salalahi aleihe weselem rasulah.'
(I am pleased with Allah as a God, and Islam as a religion, and Muhammad (S) as a messenger.)

...paradise is his." (AD)
"He who says,
سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ
'Subhan Allah Wa Bihamdih'
(Holy is Allah and to Him belongs all praise)

...a date tree is planted for him in Paradise."

Waking Up from a Bad Dream
"If any of you saw a dream which he liked, then that was from Allah, and he should thank Allah for it and tell it to others. But if he saw something else, i.e. a dream that he did not like, then that is from Satan and he should seek refuge with Allah from it and should not tell it to anybody for it will not harm him." (B)
"A good dream is from Allah and a bad dream is from Satan. So whoever has seen (in a dream) something he disliked, then he should spit without saliva thrice on his left side and seek refuge with Allah from Satan by saying:
اعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم
'A'oothu bilahe minashaitan arajeem.'
(I seek refuge with Allah from the accursed devil.)

Then it will not harm him, and Satan cannot appear in my shape.' (B & M)

Supplication 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)

يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّوْمُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ أَسْتَغِيْثُ، أَصْلِحْ لِي شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ، وَلا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ
'Ya Hayu Ya Qayoum Birahmetika Astegheeth. Aslih Li Sha'ni Kullahu Wa La Takilni 'Ila Nafsi Tarfata 'Ayn.'
(O Ever Living, O Self-Subsisting and Supporter of all, by Your mercy I seek assistance, rectify for me all of my affairs and do not leave me to myself, even for the blink of an eye). 

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)

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)

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)

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 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)

Supplications and 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)

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,
يَهْدِيْكُمُ اللَّهُ وَيُصْلِحُ بَالَكُمْ
'Yahdikumullah wa yuslih balakum.'
(May Allah give you guidance and improve your condition.)" (B)

What To Say To The Groom On Marrying
بَارَكَ اللَّه ُُ لَكَ، وَبَارَكَ عَلَيْكَ، وَجَمَعَ بَيْنَكُمَا فِي خَيْر
'Barak allaho laka wa baraka alaika wa jamaa ainakuma fee khair.'(May Allah bless you and shower His blessing upon you and keep you in a happy union.)

What To Say Before Marital Relations (Sexual Intimacy)
"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)

Upon Leaving Any Gathering
"If anyone sits in an assembly in which fruitless talking takes places and if that person before leaving says:
سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ، أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لا إِلَهََ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَأَتُوْبُ إِلَيْكَ
'Subhana kalla-humma wa bi hamdika ash-hadu al-la ilaha illa anta astaghfiroka wa-atubu ilaika.'(O Allah! Holy are You and all praise is for You. I testify that there is no god but You. I ask for Your forgiveness and turn to You in repentance.)

such person will be forgiven for his participation in such a company." (T)

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 a 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.)

...his anger would subside."
"Anger comes from the devil, the devil was created of fire, and fire is extinguished only with water; so when one of you becomes angry, he should perform ablution." (AD)

Upon Entering the Marketplace
"If anyone says on 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)

Some Supplications
Aishah (R) says that the Prophet (S) loved the short but comprehensive, meaningful supplications more than others. Following are some of these supplications, which are a must for every believer.
اللهم 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)

He (S) said:
اللهم اعيني على ذكرك وشكرك وحسن عبادتك
'Alahumma a'innee ala thikrika wa shukrika wa hus nee ibadatika.'
(O Allah, assist me in remembering You and being grateful to You and performing Your worship in an excellent manner.) (M)

Abu Bakr (R) said: "I once asked the Prophet (S) to teach me a supplication which I should recite in my Prayer. Thereupon the Prophet (S) said to recite:
اللهم اني ظلمت نفسي ظلما كثيرا ولا يغفر الذنوب الا انت فاغفرلي مغفرة من عندك, وارحمني انك انت الغفور الرحيم
'Alla-humma innee thalamtu nafsee thulman kathee-ra wala yaghfiru thunouba ila anta, faghfirlee maghfiratan min 'indika, warr hamnee innaka antal Ghafoor-ur Raheem.'
(O Allah! I have wronged myself very much, and none can forgive sins, except You only. Grant me forgiveness, and have mercy upon me; indeed You are the Most Forgiving, Ever Merciful.)" (B & M)

The Prophet (S) used to supplicate:
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)

Upon Traveling (Taking a Trip)
"Whoever wants to travel should say to those whom he leaves behind,
أَسْتَوْدِعُكُمُ اللَّهَ الَّذِي لا تَضِيْعُ وَدَائِعُهُ
'Astawdi'ukumu-l-llaha l-ladi la tadi'u wada'i'uh.'
(I entrust you to Allah, to Whom anything entrusted shall never be lost.)" (Ibn Alsanni)

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)

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.'
(O Allah, we seek virtue and piety from You on this journey of ours, and the act which pleases You. O Allah, lighten this journey of ours, and roll up for us the distance thereof. O Allah, You are (our) companion during the journey, and guardian of (our) family. O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the hardship of this journey, from beholding a miserable sight and of evil chances in my wealth, household and my children.)

Supplication for Riding (or Driving)
Whenever the Prophet (S) mounted his camel he said,
بِسْمِ اللَّه
(In the name of Allah.)

And when he (S) got on the back of the animal he said:
الحَمْدُ لله
(Praise be to Allah.)

And then, he (S) said,
اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ، اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ، اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ
'Allahu Akbar' 'Allahu Akbar' 'Allahu Akbar'
(God is Great), (God is Great), (God is Great)

And then he (S) said,
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)

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)

Upon Entering A City
Upon entering a city, the Prophet (S) recited the following:
اللهم بارك لنا فيها, اللهم بارك لنا فيها, اللهم بارك لنا فيها, اللهم ارزقنا جناها, اللهم حببنا الى اهلها وحبب صالح اهلها الينا
'Allahumma bariklaana feeha, Allahumma bariklaana feeha, Allahumma bariklaana feeha. Allahuma arzuqna Janaha, Allahuma habbibna eela ahleeha wa habbib salihee ahleeha eelaina.'
(O Allah, bless us in it. O Allah, bless us in it. O Allah, bless us in it. O Allah, grant us sustenance from its fruits, put our love in the hearts of its people, and put the love of the righteous people in our hearts.) (Attabarani)

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)

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.)

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.) 

الحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنِي هَذَا وَرَزَقَنِيْهِ مِنْ غَيْرِ حَوْل ٍ مِنِّي وَلا قُوَّة
'Alhamdo lil-lahil lathi at 'amani haatha wa razaqanii-hi min ghair-e-haulimmin-ni wala Quw'wah.'
(Praise be to Allah Who has fed me with this food and provided me without any effort or power on my part.)

...he will be forgiven for his past sins. 

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)

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)


1) It is from the sunnah to repeat your dua 3 times.

2) It is from the etiquette of dua to make it in a moderate voice.
Not too loud.
Not too low.

O people! Don’t exert yourselves, for you do not call a deaf or an absent one, but you call the All- Listener, the All-Seer.
– Prophet Muhammad

[Sahih Al Bukhari]

3) Call Allah using His Beautiful Names
Al Wali – The Protecting Friend.
Al Qareeb – The One who is Near.
Al Wakeel – The Most Trustworthy.

4) If Allah granted the dua of Shaytan do you think he will not grant your dua?

Remember that the reply of dua comes in 3 forms

a) Yes.
b) Yes but on a later date, not immediately.
c) Some difficult/trouble is waved off.

“No believer makes Dua and it is wasted. Either it is granted here in this world or deposited for him in the Hereafter as long as he does not get frustrated.”
-[Aisha radiAllahu anha]

5) Make dua for your friends and Ummah, Angels will make the same dua for you. It is an absolute win win situation. Make sure you make dua for atleast 10 close friends.

6) Begin & End your dua by sending Salaam on Prophet Muhammad.

“Invoke blessings at the beginning and the end of your supplications. Allah is sure to accept both blessings and it is unlikely that He would not accept what is in between.”
– [Abu Sulaiman Ad-Darani]

Duaa is suspended between heaven and earth and none of it is taken up until you send blessings upon your Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam.”
–  [Umar radiAllahu anhu]

7) Dua is a form of Worship. You get rewarded for making dua. This itself should be reason enough for us to be constantly engaged in making dua.

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