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QURANIC DUAAS
The Panacea

Compiled by- Farrukh A. Kidwai


New Delhi, India

Copyright Farrukh A. Kidwai


Email: farrukh_kidwai@hotmail.com

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First Published 2012

Published by
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Contents
Preface ............................................................................................................................................6
The Power of Dua...........................................................................................................................7
Conditions for Acceptance of Dua ..............................................................................................9
Dua by Prophets .......................................................................................................................... 11
Sickness........................................................................................................................................ 16
Anxiety, Depression, Tension, Stress, Emotional Pain, Trauma, Loneliness ...................... 17
Tackling Fear/Phobia ............................................................................................................... 18
Old Age, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Joint Pain, Back Pain ........................................................ 18
Patience/Sabr ............................................................................................................................... 19
Travelling ...................................................................................................................................... 19
Leaving a City or Travelling .................................................................................................... 19
After Arrival or de-boarding a Plane, Ship, Train, Car ..................................................... 20
Becoming Parents/Getting Pregnant......................................................................................... 21
Already Pregnant/Expecting a child ...................................................................................... 23
Nervousness, Lack in confidence, Stammering /Before a Lecture/Sharpening memory ... 24
After Completion of Lecture ................................................................................................... 24
Before Studying ........................................................................................................................... 24
Sharpening Memory, Increase in Knowledge ....................................................................... 24
Seeking Spiritual Insight/Before Reading Quran ................................................................. 25
Seeking Protection from Evil...................................................................................................... 27
Forgiveness .................................................................................................................................. 29
Forgiveness for Husband and Wife .................................................................................... 30

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Forgiveness for Women .............................................................................................................. 31
Needs and Desires ....................................................................................................................... 32
Achieving Ones Dream/Goal/Ambition................................................................................. 32
Seeking Job, Financial Bounty, Promotion, Success ............................................................. 33
When in Financial Difficulties/Reducing Debt ...................................................................... 33
Seeking Rizq (Sustenance) ......................................................................................................... 34
Goodness of the World and Hereafter....................................................................................... 35
Marriage ........................................................................................................................................ 36
Family ............................................................................................................................................ 37
Make Children Inclined toward Allah ..................................................................................... 38
Parents ................................................................................................................................... 38
Difficulty and Hardships ............................................................................................................. 39
Desperate Need of Help ........................................................................................................... 40
Seeking Allahs Guidance on Siratal Mustaqeem (The way of Allah) ............................ 40
Confusion or Ambiguous Situation ........................................................................................... 42
Loss of Lives or Goods, Calamity or Tragedy ......................................................................... 42
Catastrophe (War, Flood, Earthquake) .................................................................................. 43
Torture, Oppression, Insult, Abuse, Domestic Violence......................................................... 43
Safety from Politics and Enemies .......................................................................................... 44
When Problem is Solved ............................................................................................................. 44
Soul (Nafs) Purification ............................................................................................................... 45
When Accused of Falsehood, Life and Honour is at Stake ................................................ 45
Seeking Humility and Safety against harm and Arrogance ............................................ 46
Strengthening Iman (Faith) ......................................................................................................... 48
Holding to the Rope of Iman/ Remaining Steadfast............................................................. 50
Salvation/Jannah ......................................................................................................................... 51
Thanking Allah ............................................................................................................................. 52
LENVOI ......................................................................................................................................... 54

Preface

e begin with Allahs blessed name. We praise and glorify Him as He ought to be

praised and glorified. And we pray for peace and for blessings on all His noble Prophets and
Messengers, and in particular on the last of them all, the blessed Prophet Muhammad

This book is a collection of over 100 supplications (DUAAS) from the Quran. Ive used
DUAAS from only Quran as it is the best source to receive glad tiding from Allah and
tilawat - recitation of Quran is a wonderful form of worship.

In todays fast paced world, one tends to get carried away with his daily routine. The
onslaught of materialism has driven many of us away from the real Islam. One of the
compelling reasons for writing this book is that I find the youth today tends to give up easily.
The Jeans Jamaat has lost its Islam somewhere in Facebook and Youtube. They live under
the notion that the solution to all the problems is available on Google. Thus, whenever they
are plagued with depression, stress, anxiety, debt and so on, they would not turn to Quran
for help irrespective of the fact that umpteen solutions are available in it. Ive tried to cover a
general perspective with respect to the problems and any criticism and correction is welcome.

The Power of Dua

ua is one of the finest forms of Ibadah. What might appear impossible to us is a piece of
cake for Allah. The below mentioned example and verse in the Quran is a corroboration

of this statement:
Once, a ten-year-old boy was praying feverishly in prostration, O Allah, the Most Merciful, the
Magnificent, Make Aligarh (a small city in India) the capital of India
His mother overheard him and asked, Why would you pray so, my son? The boy answered,
Well, Mama, we had a question in our final exam which asked, 'What is the capital of India?'
and I mistakenly put 'Aligarh' as my answer!"
Although we can laugh at the innocence of a child, his trust in his supplication to Allah and his
belief (Aqeedah) that his prayer will be heard is admirable; as a matter of fact, it is ideal. We
also should have that kind of trust, that Allah can do anything and only if we turn to Him our
pain will be neutralised and our problems will be resolved.


Wa Allhu `Ala Kulli Shay'in Qadrun
Allah has power over all things. (Al-Imran, 3:29)
If Allah wants to get anything done, his command is Kun-faya- Kun- Be and it is.

Thus, one must keep Faith, Hope and Patience in a bid for fulfillment of any supplication.
However, one must not make irrational and haram supplications.
Examples:
There is no dua to change your Musalla - Prayer Mat into Aladdins flying carpet.
There is no dua to get your childhood love back in your life.
Specially, the youth who relinquish to their problems should struggle and learn to persevere. I
once read a case where a young guy wrote on the internet:
Is there any 'dua' for maut (death) instead of attempting a suicide which I don't want to do as
Allah doesn't like it? There is a matter of 'izat' or character - so I want a natural death to save
me from tortured life.
Please let me know can I pray for my death? Is it allowed in Islam in order not to do a suicide
attempt?
Suicide is forbidden in Islam. Thus, it is in your best interest to refrain from making such
ludicrous supplications.

Conditions for Acceptance of Dua


1. Abstain from committing Shirk (Polytheism). Thus, you are not permitted to ask from any
other god but Allah. This also does not leave any scope for horoscope, superstition,
blaming destiny, good fortune or ill fortune etc.
2. It is important to be sincere when making a dua. Make sure what you ask is not merely
from tongue, but you also desire from heart.
3. Also, one's food, drink, clothes and lifestyle should be Halal. One should avoid unlawful,
impious or forbidden sources or means of livelihood.
4. One must establish regular prayer and charity.
5. One must not give up on making dua if there is a delay in acceptance of dua or Allah
does not fulfill your dua. Below are the reasons which Allah states in the Quran:
It is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which
is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not. (Al-Baqarah, 2:216)

And "If Allah findeth any good in your hearts, He will give you something better than
what has been taken from you, and He will forgive you: for Allah is Oft- forgiving, Most
Merciful." (Al-Anfal, 8:70)

6. It is imperative to make a dua to Allah even if you have no need. You can always make a
dua for someone. If you dont have a need, you should create one because:

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When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close [to them]: I listen to the
prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My
call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the right way. (Al-Baqarah, 2:186)

7. Before and after making dua, send blessing on our beloved Prophet Muhammad
(sallalahu alaihi wa sallam) by reciting

Durood.

8. It is important to adhere to above guidelines, "Because Allah will never change the grace
which He hath bestowed on a people until they change what is in their [own] souls
(hearts): and verily Allah is He Who heareth and knoweth [all things]." (Al-Anfal, 8:53
& Al-Rad 13:11)

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Dua by Prophets

The first section consists of 7 Duaas by different Prophets for seeking Allahs Mercy,
Grace, Help, Forgiveness and Sustenance.

1. Prophet Suleiman/Solomon (alaihim al-Salm)








Rabbi 'Awzi`n 'An 'Ashkura Ni`mataka Allat 'An`amta `Alayya Wa `Ala Wa A-Dayya
Wa 'An 'A`mala lian Tarhu Wa 'Adkhiln Biramatika F `Ibdika A-lina

"O my Lord! so order me that I may be grateful for Thy favours, which thou hast
bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I may work the righteousness that will
please Thee: And admit me, by Thy Grace, to the ranks of Thy righteous Servants."(AlNaml, 27:19)

2. Prophet Nuh/Noah (alaihim al-Salm)


Rabbi 'Inn 'A`dhu Bika 'An 'As'alaka M Laysa L Bihi `Ilmun Wa 'Ill Taghfir L Wa
Taramn 'Akun Mina Al-Khsirna.

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"O my Lord! I do seek refuge with Thee, lest I ask Thee for that of which I have no
knowledge. And unless thou forgive me and have Mercy on me, I should indeed be
lost!"(Hud, 11:47)











Rabbi Aghfir L Wa Liwlidayya Wa Liman Dakhala Bayt Mu'uminan Wa Lilmu'uminna
Wa Al-Mu'uminti Wa L Tazid A-limna 'Ill Tabran

"O my Lord! Forgive me, my parents, all who enter my house in Faith, and [all]
believing men and believing women: and to the wrong-doers grant Thou no increase but
in perdition!"(Nuh, 71:28)

3. Prophet Ayub/Job (alaihim al-Salm)






Rabbahu 'Ann Massan A-urru Wa 'Anta 'Aramu Ar-Rimna.

"Truly distress has seized me, but Thou art the Most Merciful of those that are
merciful.(Al-Anbiya, 21:83)

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4. Prophet Yunus/Jonah (alaihim al-Salm)

This is a very powerful dua to ease any difficulty. This dua was recited when he was
engulfed by the fish. He stayed in the belly of the fish for 3 days and 3 nights.
In fact, Allah goes on to say that had he not recited this dua and asked for forgiveness
then the Fish would have become his grave.

Had it not been that he [repented and] glorified Allah, He would certainly have remained
inside the Fish till the Day of Resurrection. (Al-Saffat, 37:143, 144)





L 'Ilha 'Ill 'Anta Subnaka 'Inn Kuntu Mina A-limna.

"There is no god but thou: glory to thee: I was indeed wrong!" (Al-Anbiya, 21:87)

5. Prophet Musa/Moses (alaihim al-Salm)

Rabbi 'Inn alamtu Nafs Fghfir. Rabbi Bim 'An`amta `Alayya Falan 'Akna ahran
Lilmujrimna.

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"O my Lord! I have indeed wronged my soul! Do Thou then forgive me!" "O my Lord!
For that Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace on me, never shall I be a help to those who
sin!"(Al-Qasas, 28:16,17)

6. Prophet Isa/Jesus (alaihim al-Salm)





Al-Lahumma Rabban 'Anzil `Alayn M'idatan Mina As-Sam'i Taknu Lan `dan
Li'wwalin Wa 'khirin Wa 'yatan Minka Wa Arzuqn Wa 'Anta Khayru Ar-Rziqna.

"O Allah our Lord! Send us from heaven a Table set (with viands), that there may be for
us--for the first and last of usa solemn festival and a Sign from Thee; and provide for
our sustenance, for Thou art the best Sustainer (of our needs)." (Al-Maidah, 5:114)

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7. Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu alaihi wa sallam)



Qul 'Innan Hadn Rabb 'Ila irin Mustaqmin Dnan Qiyaman Millata 'Ibrhma
anfan Wa M Kna Mina Al-Mushrikna.Say:

"Verily, my Lord hath guided me to a way that is straight, - a religion of right, - the path
[trod] by Abraham the true in Faith, and he [certainly] joined not gods with Allah." (AlAnam, 6:161)

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Sickness






Y 'Ayyuh An-Nsu Qad J'atkum Maw`iatun Min Rabbikum Wa Shif'un Lim F A-udri
Wa Hudan Wa Ramatun Lilmu'uminna.

O mankind! there hath come to you a direction from your Lord and a healing
for the [diseases] in your hearts,- and for those who believe, a guidance and a Mercy.(Yunus,
10:57)


Rabban 'Akhrijn Minh Fa'in `Udn Fa'inn limna.

"Our Lord! bring us out of this[illness]: if ever we return [to Evil], then shall we be wrong-doers
indeed!" (AlMuminun, 23:107)

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Anxiety, Depression, Tension, Stress, Emotional Pain,


Trauma, Loneliness


Ala Allhi Tawakkaln Rabban L Taj`aln Fitnatan Lilqawmi A-limn.

"In Allah do we put out trust.Our Lord! make us not a trial for those who practise
oppression.(Yunus, 10:85)


Al Bidhikri Allhi Tama'innu Al-Qulb.

For without doubt in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find Peace. (Al-Rad 13:28)






asbun Allhu Wa Ni`ma Al-Wakl, Ni`ma Al-Mawla Wa Ni`ma An-Nar.

Allah is sufficient for me. He is the best friend, best protector and best helper (Al-Imran 3:73 +
Al-Anfal 8:40)

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Reciting Surah Ad-Dhuha can also work as a wonderful pacifier.

Tackling Fear/Phobia


L Tazan 'Inna Allha
"Have no fear, for Allah is with us"(At-Tawba, 9:40)




'Inn 'A`dhu Bir-Ramani Minka 'In Kunta Taqyan.

"I seek refuge from thee to [Allah] Most Gracious: [come not near] if thou dost fear Allah."
(Maryam, 19:18)

Old Age, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Joint Pain, Back Pain








Rabbi 'Inn Wahana Al-`Amu Minn Wa Ashta`ala Ar-Ra'su Shayban Wa Lam 'Akun
Bidu`'ika Rabbi Shaqyan.

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"O my Lord! My bones have become weak, and the hair of my head doth glisten with grey: but
never am I unblest, O my Lord, in my prayer to Thee! (Maryam, 19:4)

Patience/Sabr


'Inna Allha Ma`a A-birn.
Ya Allah! Bestow me with Patience.(Al-Baqarah, 2:153)

Travelling
Leaving a City or Travelling


Qul Rabbi 'Adkhiln Mudkhala idqin Wa 'Akhrijn Mukhraja idqin Wa Aj`al L Min Ladunka
Sulnan Naran.

Say: "O my Lord! Let my entry be by the Gate of Truth and Honour, and likewise my exit by the
Gate of Truth and Honour; and grant me from Thy Presence an authority to aid [me]." (Al-Isra,
17:80)

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After Arrival or de-boarding a Plane, Ship, Train, Car




Qul Rabbi 'Anziln Munzalan Mubrakan Wa 'Anta Khayru Al-Munzilna.
"O my Lord! Enable me to disembark with thy blessing: for Thou art the Best to enable [us] to
disembark." (Al-Muminun, 23:29)

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Becoming Parents/Getting Pregnant

Whenever the Doctor says, You can never be Parents. Then, do not purchase the Doctors
explanation.
Rahil (Rachel) wife of Prophet Yaqoob( Jacob) (alaihim al-Salm) was unable to become a
mother for a long time. However, Allah opened her womb and she was blessed with Prophet
Yusuf (Joseph) (alaihim al-Salm) and Prophet Ben-ya-meen (Benjamin) (alaihim al-Salm)
Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) (alaihim al-Salm) was 100 years old while his wife Sarah was no
less than 90 year old when they were blessed with Prophet Isaac (alaihim al-Salm)
Prophet Dawood (David) (alaihim al-Salm) was also not able to become a father. However, he
fasted and Allah blessed him with many children.
The mother of all miracles is when Allah blessed Virgin Maryam (Mary) with Prophet Isa
(Jesus) (alaihim al-Salm) when no man had ever touched her.
There are times when couples who have been deemed hopelessly infertile do conceive children
unexpectedly. That is truly a miracle, and it does happen. I personally knew a couple where the
man had testicular cancer and after his radiation treatment he was shooting blanks, and was
told he could never produce a viable sperm again. On top of that, his wife struggled with PCOS.
They werent even trying anymore, and they got pregnant and were blessed with a child.

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He creates what He wills [and plans]. He bestows [children] male or female according to His
Will [and Plan],Or He bestows both males and females, and He leaves barren whom He will: for
He is full of Knowledge and Power.(Al-Shuara, 42-49,50)

Thus, do not despair of Allahs mercy. The below mentioned duaas were recited by Prophet
Zakariya (alaihim al-Salm). After which he was blessed with Prophet Yahya (John The Baptist)
(alaihim al-Salm).




Rabbi L Tadharn Fardan Wa 'Anta Khayru Al-Writhna.
"O my Lord! leave me not without offspring, though thou art the best of inheritors."(Al-Anbiya,
21:89)





Rabbi Hab L Min Ladunka Dhurryatan ayyibatan 'Innaka Sam`u Ad-Du`'i.

"O my Lord! Grant unto me from Thee a progeny that is pure: for Thou art He that heareth
Prayer! (Al-Imran, 3:38)

The below mentioned dua was recited by Prophet Ibrahim (alaihim al-Salm).

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Rabbi Hab L Mina A-lina.

"O my Lord! Grant me a righteous [son]!"(Al-Saffat, 37-100)

Already Pregnant/Expecting a child

The below mentioned dua was recited by Grandmother of Prophet Isa (alaihim al-Salm).
Hannah, when She was pregnant with Virgin Maryam. This dua should be recited when going in
the labour.








Rabbi 'Inn Nadhartu Laka M F Ban Muarraran Fataqabbal Minn 'Innaka 'Anta As-Sam`u
Al-`Almu.
"O my Lord! I do dedicate unto Thee what is in my womb for Thy special service: So accept this
of me: For Thou hearest and knowest all things." (Al-Imran, 3:35)

I strongly recommend reciting Surah Maryam, Chapter 19 from the Quran during pregnancy
period and eating fresh khajoor dates to shower the blessings of Allah on the mother and the
unborn child.

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Nervousness, Lack in confidence, Stammering /Before a


Lecture/Sharpening memory


Qla Rabbi Ashra L adr. Wa Yassir L 'Amr. Wa Alul `Uqdatan Min Lisn.
(Moses)said: "O my Lord! expand me my breast; "Ease my task for me;"And remove the
impediment from my speech. (TA-HA, 20:25-27)

After Completion of Lecture





Rabban Taqabbal Minn 'Innaka 'Anta As-Sam`u Al-`Almu.
"Our Lord! Accept [this service] from us: For Thou art the All-Hearing,the All
knowing. (Al-Baqarah, 2:127)

Before Studying
Sharpening Memory, Increase in Knowledge






Subnaka L `Ilma Lan 'Ill M `Allamtan 'Innaka 'Anta Al-`Almu Al-akmu.

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"Glory to Thee, of knowledge We have none, save what Thou Hast


taught us: In truth it is Thou Who art perfect in knowledge and wisdom."(Al-Baqarah, 2:32)



Qul Rabbi Zidn `Ilman.

"O my Lord! Advance me in knowledge." (TA-HA, 20:114)




Rabbi Hab L ukman Wa 'Aliqn Bi-lin
"O my Lord! bestow wisdom on me, and join me with the righteous;( Ash-Shuara, 26:83)

Seeking Spiritual Insight/Before Reading Quran

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Allhu Nru As-Samwti Wa Al-'Ari Mathalu Nrihi Kamishkatin Fh Mibun AlMibu F Zujjatin Az-Zujjatu Ka'annah Kawkabun Durryun Yqadu Min Shajaratin
Mubrakatin Zaytniatin L Sharqyatin Wa L Gharbyatin Yakdu Zaytuh Yu'u Wa Law
Lam Tamsas/hu Nrun Nrun `Ala Nrin Yahd Allhu Linrihi Man Yash'u Wa Yaribu
Allhu Al-'Amthla Lilnnsi Wa Allhu Bikulli Shay'in `Almun.

Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The Parable of His Light is
as if there were a Niche and within it a Lamp: the Lamp enclosed in Glass: the glass as it were a
brilliant star: Lit from a blessed Tree, an Olive, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil is
well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light! Allah doth guide whom He
will to His Light: Allah doth set forth Parables for men: and Allah doth know all things.
(An-Nur, 24:35)

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Seeking Protection from Evil


Safety from Tricks and Evil intentions of Unbelievers






Rabban L Taj`aln Fitnatan Lilladhna Kafar Wa Aghfir Lan Rabban 'Inna 'AntaAl-`Azzu
Al-akmu.

"Our Lord! Make us not a [test and] trial for the Unbelievers, but forgive us, our Lord! for Thou
art the Exalted in Might, the Wise." ( Al-Mumtahana, 60:5)

Safeguard yourself from evil thoughts of Shaitan






Qul Rabbi 'A`dhu Bika Min Hamazti Ash-Shayni.Wa 'A`dhu Bika Rabbi 'An Yaurni
Say "O my Lord! I seek refuge with Thee from the suggestions of the Evil Ones. And I seek refuge
with Thee O my Lord! lest they should come near me." (Al-Muminoon, 23:97,98)

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Safety from Al-Messih Ad-Dajjal (False Messiah or AntiChrist)


Dajjal is an evil created by Allah. It is programmed to impersonate the real Messiah who
is Prophet Isa (alaihim al-Salm). He is responsible for all the corruption in the entire
world.

Recite the First 10 verses of Surah Al-Qahf, Chapter 18 (Refer Quran) every Jumuah.

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Forgiveness




Rabban 'mann Fghfir Lan Wa Aramn Wa 'Anta Khayru Ar-Rimna.

Our Lord! we believe; then do Thou forgive us, and have mercy upon us: For Thou art the
Best of those who show mercy!" (Al-Muminoon, 23:108)


'Inn Nama`u 'An Yaghfira Lan Rabbun Khayn 'An Kunn 'Awwala Al-Mu'uminna.

"Only, our desire is that our Lord will forgive us our faults, that we may become foremost among
the believers!" (Ash Shuara, 26:51)


Rabban Wasi`ta Kulla Shay'in Ramatan Wa `Ilman Fghfir Lilladhna Tb Wa Attaba`
Sablaka Wa Qihim `Adhba Al-Jami

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"Our Lord! Thy Reach is over all things, in Mercy and Knowledge. Forgive, then, those who turn
in Repentance, and follow Thy Path; and preserve them from the Penalty of the Blazing Fire!
(Ghafir, 40:7)




Rabban 'Atmim Lan Nran Wa Aghfir Lan 'Innaka `Ala Kulli Shay'in Qadrun.

"Our Lord! Perfect our Light for us, and grant us Forgiveness: for Thou hast power over all
things." (At-Tahrim, 66:8)

Forgiveness for Husband and Wife


The below mentioned dua was recited by Prophet Adam (alaihim al-Salm) and Eve after they ate
from the forbidden tree under the influence of Shaitan. This dua is quite effective if the husband
and wife recite it together.



Rabban alamn 'Anfusan Wa 'In Lam Taghfir Lan Wa Taramn Lanaknanna Mina AlKhsirn.
"Our Lord! We have wronged our own souls: If thou forgive us not and bestow not upon us Thy
Mercy, we shall certainly be lost."(Al-Araf, 7:23)

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Forgiveness for Women

Below are the two supplications which were recited by the women in Islam. The first one was
recited by Queen of Sheeba (Bilquis) and second is by Aasiya, Pharaohs wife who is regarded
as one of the 4 perfect women in Islam.


Rabbi 'Inn alamtu Nafs Wa 'Aslamtu Ma`a Sulaymna Lillhi Rabbi Al-`lamn.

"O my Lord! I have indeed wronged my soul: I do [now] submit [in Islam], with Solomon, to the
Lord of the Worlds."(An-Naml, 27:44)


Rabbi Abni L `Indaka Baytan F Al-Jannati Wa Najjin Min Fir`awna Wa `Amalihi Wa Najjin
Mina Al-Qawmi A-limn.

"O my Lord! Build for me, in nearness to Thee, a mansion in the Garden, and save me from
Pharaoh and his doings, and save me from those that do wrong"( At-Tahrim, 66:11)

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Needs and Desires


Seeking Victory, Success before Test/Examination/Interview


Al-Bba Fa'idh Dakhaltumhu Fa'innakum Ghlibna Wa `Ala Allhi Fatawakkal 'In
Kuntum Mu'uminn.
"Assault them at the (proper) Gate: When once ye are in, victory will be yours; But on Allah put
your trust if ye have faith." (Maidah, 5:23)



Narun Mina Allhi Wa Fatun Qarb
(I need) help from Allah and a speedy victory (As-Saff, 61:13)

Achieving Ones Dream/Goal/Ambition




Fira As-Samwti Wa Al-'Ari 'Anta Wa Lyi F Ad-Duny Wa Al-'khirati Tawaffan
Musliman Wa 'Aliqn Bi-lin.

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O Thou Creator of the heavens and the earth! Thou art my Protector in this world and in the
Hereafter. Take Thou my soul [at death] as one submitting to Thy will [as a Muslim], and unite
me with the righteous." (Yusuf, 12:101)

Seeking Job, Financial Bounty, Promotion, Success













Qul Al-Lahumma Mlika Al-Mulki Tu'ut Al-Mulka Man Tash'u Wa Tanzi`u Al-Mulka
Mimman Tash'u Wa Tu`izzu Man Tash'u Wa Tudhillu Man Tash'u Biyadika Al-Khayru
'Innaka `Ala Kulli Shay'in Qadr.

Say: "O Allah! Lord of Power [And Rule], Thou givest power to whom Thou pleasest, and Thou
strippest off power from whom Thou pleasest: Thou endues with honour whom Thou pleasest,
and Thou bringest low whom Thou pleasest: In Thy hand is all good. Verily, over all things Thou
hast power. (Al-Imran, 3:26)

When in Financial Difficulties/Reducing Debt

asbun Allhu Sayu'utn Allhu Min Falihi Wa Rasluhu 'Inn 'Ila Allhi Rghibn.

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"Sufficient unto us is Allah! Allah and His Messenger will soon give us of His bounty: to Allah
do we turn our hopes!"(At-Tawba, 9:59)

Seeking Rizq (Sustenance)

Rizq means Sustenance. It can Physical, Intellectual, Spiritual etc.







Rabban L Tuzigh Qulban Ba`da 'Idh Hadaytan Wa Hab Lan Min Ladunka Ramatan
'Innaka 'Anta Al-Wahhb

"Our Lord!" [they say], "Let not our hearts deviate now after Thou hast guided us, but grant us
mercy from Thine own Presence; for Thou art the Grantor of bounties without measure. (AlImran, 3:8)
Fulfillment of any need/ Desire




Qul 'Inna Al-Fala Biyadi Allhi Yu'uthi Man Yash'u Wa Allhu Wsi`un `Alm.

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"All bounties are in the hand of Allah: He granteth them to whom He pleaseth: And Allah careth
for all, and He knoweth all things." (Al-Imran, 3:73)






Rabbi Aghfir L Wa Hab L Mulkan L Yanbagh Li'adin Min Ba`d 'Innaka 'Anta AlWahhb.

"O my Lord! Forgive me, and grant me a kingdom which, [it may be], suits not another after me: for
Thou art the Grantor of Bounties [without measure].(Sad, 38:25)

Goodness of the World and Hereafter






Rabban 'tin F Ad-Duny asanatan Wa F Al-'khirati asanatan Wa Qin `Adhba AnNr.
"Our Lord! Give us good in this world and good in the Hereafter, and defend us from the
torment of the Fire (Al-Baqarah, 2:201)




Rabban 'Innan 'mann Fghfir Lan Dhunban Wa Qin `Adhba An-Nri.

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"Our Lord! we have indeed believed: forgive us,then our sins, and save us from the agony of the
Fire. (Al-Imran, 3:16)





Rabban Wa 'tin M Wa`adtan `Ala Rusulika Wa L Tukhzin Yawma Al-Qiymati
'Innaka L Tukhlifu Al-M`da.

"Our Lord! Grant us what Thou didst promise unto us through Thine messengers, and save us
from shame on the Day of Judgment: For Thou never breakest Thy promise." (Al-Imran, 3:194)





Qul Rabbi 'Imm Turiyann M Y`adna. Rabbi Fal Taj`aln F Al-Qawmi A-limna.

Say: "O my Lord! if Thou wilt show me [in my lifetime] that which they are warned against.
"Then, O my Lord! put me not amongst the people who do wrong!"(Al-Mumenoon, 23:93,94)

Marriage
This dua was recited by Prophet Musa (alaihim al-Salm) when he was completely alone and
distressed. After listening to his supplication Allah blessed him with a wife.

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Rabbi 'Inn Lim 'Anzalta 'Ilayya Min Khayrin Faqrun.

O my Lord! Truly am I in [desperate] need of any good that Thou dost send me!"(Al-Qasas,
28:23)

Family

This due is suitable for seeking Allahs Grace, Protection, Mercy and blessing on ones family.






Rabban Hab Lan Min 'Azwjin Wa Dhurrytin Qurrata 'A`yunin Wa Aj`aln Lilmuttaqna
'Imman.

"Our Lord! Grant unto us wives and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and give us
[the grace] to lead the righteous."(Al-Furqan, 25:74)

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Make Children Inclined toward Allah





Rabbi Aj`aln Muqma A-alati Wa Min Dhurryat Rabban Wa Taqabbal Du`'i.
O my Lord! Make me one who establishes regular Prayer, and also [raise such] among my
offspring O our Lord! And accept Thou my Prayer. (Ibrahim, 14:40)

Parents




Rabban Aghfir L Wa Liwlidayya Wa Lilmu'uminna Yawma Yaqmu Al-isbu.

"O our Lord! Cover [us] with Thy Forgiveness - me, my parents, and [all] Believers, on the Day
that the Reckoning will be established! (Ibrahim, 14:41)

The next dua is very effective if Parents are not religious. This dua shall open their heart to
Islam, Insha Allah. I strongly advice newly converts to Islam to recite this dua copiously who
find it difficult to convince their parents about Islam.

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Li'abhi La'astaghfiranna Laka Wa M 'Amliku Laka Mina Allhi Min Shay'in Rabban `Alayka
Tawakkaln Wa 'Ilayka 'Anabn Wa 'Ilayka Al-Maru.

"I will pray for forgiveness for thee, though I have no power [to get] aught on thy behalf from
Allah." Our Lord! in Thee do we trust, and to Thee do we turn in repentance: to Thee is [our]
Final Goal.(Al-Mumtahana, 60:4)

Difficulty and Hardships

When afflicted with Distress and Difficulty, the following list of supplications can prove to be
quite helpful.

This Dua was recited by Prophet Ayub (Job) (alaihim al-Salm) when he was in Distress:



'Ann Massan Ash-Shaynu Binubin Wa `Adhbin.

"The Evil One has afflicted me with distress and suffering!" (Sad, 38:41)

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Rabban Akshif `Ann Al-`Adhba 'Inn Mu'uminna.

"Our Lord! Remove the Penalty from us, for we do really believe!" (Ad-Dukhan, 44:12)

Desperate Need of Help




Rabbahu 'Ann Maghlbun Fntair

"I am one overcome: do Thou then help [me]!"(Al-Qamar, 54:10)



Rabban 'tin Min Ladunka Ramatan Wa Hayyi' Lan Min 'Amrin Rashadan.
"Our Lord! Bestow on us Mercy from Thyself, and dispose of our affair for us in the right way!"
(Al-Qahf, 18:10)

Seeking Allahs Guidance on Siratal Mustaqeem (The way of


Allah)

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Qul 'Inna Huda Allhi Huwa Al-Huda Wa 'Umirn Linuslima Lirabbi Al-`lamna.

Say: "Allah's guidance is the [only] guidance, and we have been directed to submit ourselves to
the Lord of the worlds (Al-Anam, 6:71)




Asa Rabb 'An Yahdiyan Saw'a As-Sabl.

"I do hope that my Lord will show me the smooth and straight Path."(Al-Qasas, 28:22)






Qul 'In alaltu Fa'innam 'Aillu `Ala Nafs Wa 'In Ahtadaytu Fabim Y 'Ilayya Rabb
'Innahu Sam`un Qarbun

Say: "If I am astray, I only stray to the loss of my own soul: but if I Receive guidance, it is
because of the inspiration of my Lord to me: it is He Who hears all things, and is [ever]
near."(Saba, 34:50)

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Confusion or Ambiguous Situation











Qul Al-Lahumma Fira As-Samwti Wa Al-'Ari `lima Al-Ghaybi Wa Ash-Shahdati 'Anta
Takumu Bayna `Ibdika F M Kn Fhi Yakhtalifna

Say: "O Allah! Creator of the heavens and the earth! Knower of all that is hidden and open! it is
Thou that wilt judge between Thy Servants in those matters about which they have differed."(AzZumar, 39:46)

Loss of Lives or Goods, Calamity or Tragedy


'Inn Lillhi Wa 'Inn 'Ilayhi Rji`na.

"To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return" (Al-Baqarah, 2:156)

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Catastrophe (War, Flood, Earthquake)






Rabbi Aj`al Hdh Al-Balada 'minan Wa Ajnubn Wa Banya 'An Na`buda Al-'Anma

"O my Lord! Make this city one of peace and security: and preserve me and my sons from
worshipping idols (Ibrahim, 14:35)

Torture, Oppression, Insult, Abuse, Domestic Violence

Rabban 'Akhrijn Min Hadhihi Al-Qaryati A-limi 'Ahluh Wa Aj`al Lan Min Ladunka
Walyan Wa Aj`al Lan Min Ladunka Naran.

"Our Lord! Rescue us from this town, whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from thee
one who will protect; and raise for us from thee one who will help!" (An-Nisa, 4:75)

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Safety from Politics and Enemies




Rabbi Anurn `Ala Al-Qawmi Al-Mufsidna.
"O my Lord! Help Thou me against people who do mischief!" (Al-Ankabut, 29:30)


Rabbi Najjin Mina Al-Qawmi A-limna.
"O my Lord! save me from people given to wrong-doing."(Al-Qasas, 28:21)

When Problem is Solved


Subna Rabbin 'In Kna Wa`du Rabbin Lamaf`lan.
Glory to our Lord! Truly has the promise of our Lord been fulfilled!(Al-Isra, 17:108)






Al-amdu Lillhi Al-Ladh 'Adh/haba `Ann Al-azana 'Inna Rabban Laghafrun Shakrun.

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"Praise be to Allah, Who has removed from us [all] sorrow: for our Lord is indeed OftForgiving Ready to appreciate [service](Al-Fatir,35:34)

Soul (Nafs) Purification


Erasing Covetousness, Wistfulness and Jealousy

Rabban Aghfir Lan Wa Li'akhwnin Al-Ladhna Sabaqn Bil-'mni Wa L Taj`al F


Qulbin Ghillan Lilladhna 'man Rabban 'Innaka Ra'fun Ramun.

"Our Lord! Forgive us, and our brethren who came before us into the Faith, and leave not, in
our hearts, rancour [or sense of injury] against those who have believed. Our Lord! Thou art
indeed Full of Kindness, Most Merciful." (Al-Hashr, 59:10)

When Accused of Falsehood, Life and Honour is at Stake


Rabbukum Dh Ramatin Wsi`atin Wa L Yuraddu Ba'suhu `An Al-Qawmi Al-Mujrimna.

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"Your Lord is full of mercy all embracing; but from people in guilt never will His wrath be
turned back. (Al-Anaam, 6:147)


Rabbi Anurn Bim Kadhdhabni.
"O my Lord! Help me: for that they accuse me of falsehood!"(Al-Mumenoon, 23:26)




Qul J'a Al-aqqu Wa Zahaqa Al-Bilu 'Inna Al-Bila Kna Zahqan.

Say: "Truth has [now] arrived, and Falsehood perished: for Falsehood is
[by its nature] bound to perish." (Al-Isra, 17:81)

Seeking Humility and Safety against harm and Arrogance


This dua is also referred as Dua of Rescue.

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Rabban L Tu'ukhidhn 'In Nasn 'Aw 'Akha'n Rabban Wa L Tamil `Alayn 'Iran
Kam amaltahu `Ala Al-Ladhna Min Qablin Rabban Wa L Tuammiln M L qata
Lan Bihi Wa A`fu `Ann Wa Aghfir Lan Wa Aramn 'Anta Mawln Fnurn `Ala AlQawmi Al-Kfirna.

"Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; our Lord! Lay not on us a burden Like
that which Thou didst lay on those before us; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we
have strength to bear. Blot out our sins, and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. Thou art
our Protector; Help us against those who stand against faith." (Al-Baqarah, 2:286)






Rabban Arif `Ann `Adhba Jahannama 'Inna `Adhbah Kna Gharman.

"Our Lord! avert from us the Wrath of Hell, for its Wrath is indeed an affliction grievous. (AlFurqan, 25:65)

Hardwork and Perseverence

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Qul Y `Ibdi Al-Ladhna 'man Attaq Rabbakum Lilladhna 'Asan F Hadhihi Ad-Duny
asanatun Wa 'Aru Allhi Wsi`atun 'Innam Yuwaffa A-birna 'Ajrahum Bighayri
isbin.
Say: "O ye my servants who believe! Fear your Lord, good is [the reward] for
those who do good in this world. Spacious is Allah's earth! those who patiently persevere will
truly receive a reward without measure!"(Az-Zumar, 39:10)

Strengthening Iman (Faith)

Ayat-al-Kursi : Verse of Throne


When a Muslim recites Ayat-al-kursi, he/she is hereby repeating the Shahada. This ayah states
that Allah is al Ghani, the rich while we are fuqaraa, the poor. Allah owns all that is on earth,
hence we are called ibaadur Rahman, the servants of Allah. In this statement Allah tells us that
He alone has full knowledge of ilmul ghaib, unseen knowledge. No one is allowed to claim to
have knowledge of the unseen. Some people who do black magic, work with the jinn and claim to
have hidden knowledge of past and future events. This is to assume power among the people.
Anyone who makes this claim has fallen into shirk and major kufr that ejects the claimant outside
the fold of Islam. This is so because he is claiming Allahs attributes for himself. These attributes
are The All Seeing, The All Hearing, The All Knowing.

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"His Kursi (Throne) extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding
and preserving them..."

I strongly recommend reciting this Ayat umpteen times during the day and at-least once before
you retire at night.

Allhu L 'Ilha 'Ill Huwa Al-ayyu Al-Qayymu L Ta'khudhuhu Sinatun Wa L Nawmun


Lahu M F As-Samwti Wa M F Al-'Ari Man Dh Al-Ladh Yashfa`u `Indahu 'Ill
Bi'idhnihi Ya`lamu M Bayna 'Aydhim Wa M Khalfahum Wa L Yuna Bishay'in Min
`Ilmihi 'Ill Bim Sh'a Wasi`a Kursyuhu As-Samwti Wa Al-'Ara Wa L Ya'duhu
ifuhum Wa Huwa Al-`Alyu Al-`Amu.
Allah! There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him
nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His
presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what [appeareth to His creatures as] before or
after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His
Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and
preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme [in glory] (Al-Baqarah, 2:255)

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Holding to the Rope of Iman/ Remaining Steadfast




Rabban Aghfir Lan Dhunban Wa 'Isrfan F 'Amrin Wa Thabbit 'Aqdman Wa Anurn
`Ala Al-Qawmi Al-Kfirna.

"Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and anything We may have done that transgressed our duty:
Establish our feet firmly, and help us against those that resist Faith." (Al-Imran, 3:147)


Rabban 'Innan Sami`n Mundan Yund Lil'mni 'An 'min Birabbikum Fa'mann
Rabban Fghfir Lan Dhunban Wa Kaffir `Ann Sayyi'tin Wa Tawaffan Ma`a Al-'Abrri.
"Our Lord! we have heard the call of one calling [Us] to Faith, 'Believe ye in the Lord,' and we
have believed. Our Lord! Forgive us our sins, blot out from us our iniquities, and take to Thyself
our souls in the company of the righteous. (Al-Imran, 3:193)

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Qul 'mantu Bim 'Anzala Allhu Min Kitbin Wa 'Umirtu Li'`dila Baynakum Allhu Rabbun
Wa Rabbukum Lan 'A`mlun Wa Lakum 'A`mlukum L ujjata Baynan Wa Baynakum
Allhu Yajma`u Baynan Wa 'Ilayhi Al-Maru.

Say:"I believe in the Book which Allah has sent down; and I am commanded to judge justly
between you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord: for us [is the responsibility for] our deeds, and
for you for your deeds. There is no contention between us and you. Allah will bring us together,
and to Him is [our] Final Goal. (Ash-Shura, 42:15)

Salvation/Jannah

Rabban M Khalaqta Hdh Bilan Subnaka Faqin `Adhba An-Nri.


"Our Lord! not for naught Hast Thou created [all]this! Glory to Thee! Give us salvation from
the penalty of the Fire. (Al-Imran, 3:191)

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Huwa Allhu Al-Ladh L 'Ilha 'Ill Huwa Al-Maliku Al-Quddsu As-Salmu Al-Mu'uminu
Al-Muhayminu Al-`Azzu Al-Jabbru Al-Mutakabbiru Subna Allhi `Amm Yushrikna.

Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god;- the Sovereign, the Holy One, the Source of Peace
[and Perfection], the Guardian of Faith, the Preserver of Safety, the Exalted in Might, the
Irresistible, the Supreme: Glory to Allah! [High is He] above the partners they attribute to Him.
(Al-Hashr, 59:23)

Thanking Allah


Qul 'Inna alt Wa Nusuk Wa Mayy Wa Mamt Lillhi Rabbi Al-`lamna.

Say: "Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death, are [all] for Allah, the
Cherisher of the Worlds.(Al Anaam, 6:162)

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Al-amdu Lillhi Al-Ladh Hadn Lihadh Wa M Kunn Linahtadiya Lawl 'An Hadn
Allhu Laqad J'at Rusulu Rabbin Bil-aqqi Wa Nd 'An Tilkum Al-Jannatu 'rithtumh
Bim Kuntum Ta`malna.

"Praise be to Allah, who hath guided us to this [felicity]: never could we have found guidance,
had it not been for the guidance of Allah: indeed it was the truth, that the messengers of our Lord
brought unto us." And they shall hear the cry: "Behold! the garden before you! Ye have been
made its inheritors, for your deeds [of righteousness]." (Al-Araf, 7:43)

O Allah, send peace and blessing on our Prophet Muhammad, his companions, his family and
all those who follow on his path of righteousness till the day of reckoning. Ameen!

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LENVOI

The greatest change in life is often the most frightening one. However, for me it has
been not only frightening, but also very enlightening. I praise and glorify the name of
Allah that he has enabled me to compile this book. It might come as a surprise to you
that until a few months ago, I could not even recite the Quran in Arabic even though
Id been a Muslim for the last 23 years of my life. My inner history during the last few
months has been one of joyful and dedicated exploration, unperturbed by the
hurricanes that devastated my outer life.

I happened to be one of the regular guy next door working for leading software firm
until one day a setback in my personal life opened my heart to Islam. This journey of
sailing through my agony made me see the world beyond the horizon of selfcenteredness. I understood that millions of people are in distress. I realized that the
utopia that I was looking for does not exist. I am hoping that you would be able to
connect these supplications with your personal life and help in making your life a
pleasant one.

I owe a ton of gratitude to my parents, friends, ex-friends; my brother, my sister in


law and my niece for helping me carve out this spiritual path.

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Now permit me to take leave of thee, dear reader, and pray for thy wellness as I wish
for thee to pray for mine.

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