18 Beautiful Duas from the Holy Quran

imagesKR2M3H6RDuas, or prayers made to Allah (swt), are the key to being a Happy Muslim insha’Allah. Here are 18 beautiful duas directly from our Holy Quran.

1) Dua of Adam (A.S) to Allah in repentance:

“Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You forgive us not, and bestow not upon us Your Mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers.” (Al-Qur’an, 7:23)

رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنفُسَنَا وَإِن لَّمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ (7:23)

Rabbana thalamna anfusana wain lam taghfir lana watarhamna lanakoonanna mina alkhasireena

2) Dua of Ayyub (Job, A.S) after he was ill for many years:

“Verily, distress has seized me, and You are the Most Merciful of all those who show mercy.” (Al-Qur’an, 021.083 (Al-Anbiya [The Prophets])

أَنِّي مَسَّنِيَ الضُّرُّ وَأَنتَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ (21:83)

annee massaniya alddurru waanta arhamu alrrahimeena

3) Dua of Ibrahim(Abraham (A.S) and his followers to Allah when dealing with the idol worshippers:

” Our Lord! In You (Alone) we put our trust, and to You (Alone) we turn in repentance, and to You (Alone) is (our) final Return” (60:4)

رَّبَّنَا عَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ

rabbana AAalayka tawakkalna wailayka anabna wailayka almaseeru

4) Dua of Musa (Moses, A.S) for any good:

“My Lord! Truly, I am in need of whatever good that You bestow on me!” (28:24)

رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَا أَنزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ

rabbi innee lima anzalta ilayya min khayrin faqeerun

5) Dua of the people of the Cave:

“Our Lord! Bestow on us mercy from Yourself, and facilitate for us our affair in the right way!” (18:10)

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً وَهَيِّئْ لَنَا مِنْ أَمْرِنَا رَشَدًا (18:10)

rabbana atina min ladunka rahmatan wahayyi lana min amrina rashadan

6) Dua seeking refuge from the shaytaan:

“My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings (suggestions) of the Shayatin (devils). And I seek refuge with You, My Lord! lest they may attend (or come near) me.” (23:97-98)

رَّبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِ (23:97)

وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَن يَحْضُرُونِ (23:98)

rabbi aAAoothu bika min hamazati alshshayateeni

WaaAAoothu bika rabbi an yahdurooni

7) Dua of Shuaib (A.S) against his people:

“Our Lord! Judge between us and our people in truth, for You are the Best of those who give judgment.” (7:89)

رَبَّنَا افْتَحْ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَ قَوْمِنَا بِالْحَقِّ وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الْفَاتِحِينَ (7:89)

rabbana iftah baynana wabayna qawmina bialhaqqi waanta khayru alfatiheena

8) Dua of Yusuf (Joseph, A.S) for Allah to make him die as a muslim:

“The (only) Creator of the heavens and the earth! You are my Wali (Protector, Helper, Supporter, Guardian, etc.) in this world and in the Hereafter, cause me to die as a Muslim (the one submitting to Your Will), and join me with the righteous.” (12:101)

فَاطِرَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ أَنتَ وَلِيِّي فِي الدُّنُيَا وَالآخِرَةِ تَوَفَّنِي مُسْلِمًا وَأَلْحِقْنِي بِالصَّالِحِينَ (12:101)

fatira alssamawati waalardi anta waliyyee fee alddunya waalakhirati tawaffanee musliman waalhiqnee bialssaliheena

9) Dua of Yunus (A.S) repenting to Allah in the belly of the whale:

“La ilaha illa Anta [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.” (21:87)

لَّا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ (21:87)

la ilaha illa anta subhanaka innee kuntu mina alththalimeena

10) Dua of Ibrahim (Abraham (A.S)) for widom and piety:

26:83 My Lord! Bestow wisdom on me, and join me with the righteous;

26:84 And grant me an honourable mention in later generations;

26:85 And make me one of the inheritors of the Paradise of Delight;

26:86 And forgive my father, verily he is of the erring;

26:87 And disgrace me not on the Day when (all the creatures) will be resurrected;

26:88 The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail,

26:89 Except him who brings to Allah a clean heart.

لِي حُكْمًا وَأَلْحِقْنِي بِالصَّالِحِينَ (26:83)

وَاجْعَل لِّي لِسَانَ صِدْقٍ فِي الْآخِرِينَ (26:84)

وَاجْعَلْنِي مِن وَرَثَةِ جَنَّةِ النَّعِيمِ (26:85)

وَاغْفِرْ لِأَبِي إِنَّهُ كَانَ مِنَ الضَّالِّينَ (26:86)

وَلَا تُخْزِنِي يَوْمَ يُبْعَثُونَ (26:87)

يَوْمَ لَا يَنفَعُ مَالٌ وَلَا بَنُونَ (26:88)

إِلَّا مَنْ أَتَى اللَّهَ بِقَلْبٍ سَلِيمٍ (26:89)

Rabbi hab lee hukman waalhiqnee bialssaliheena

WaijAAal lee lisana sidqin fee alakhireena

WaijAAalnee min warathati jannati alnnaAAeemi

Waighfir liabee innahu kana mina alddalleena

Wala tukhzinee yawma yubAAathoona

Yawma la yanfaAAu malun wala banoona

Illa man ata Allaha biqalbin saleemin

11)Dua of the new beleivers whom Pharaoh was threatening to torture for their belief:

“Our Lord! pour out on us patience, and cause us to die as Muslims.” (7:126)

رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَتَوَفَّنَا مُسْلِمِينَ (7:126)

rabbana afrigh AAalayna sabran watawaffana muslimeena

12) Dua of Musa (Moses, A.S) for good speech, when he was sent by Allah to Pharaoh:

“O my Lord! Open for me my chest (grant me self-confidence, contentment, and boldness).

“And ease my task for me;

“And make loose the knot (the defect) from my tongue, (i.e. remove the incorrectness from my speech)

“That they understand my speech,” (20:25-28)

رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي (20:25)

وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي (20:26)

وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي (20:27)

يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي (20:28)

rabbi ishrah lee sadree

Wayassir lee amree

Waohlul AAuqdatan min lisanee

Yafqahoo qawlee

13)Dua of Talut (Saul) and his army for victory over Jalut(Goliath) and his forces:

“Our Lord! Pour forth on us patience and make us victorious over the disbelieving people.” (2:250)

رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ (2:250)

rabbana afrigh AAalayna sabran wathabbit aqdamana waonsurna AAala alqawmi alkafireena

14) Dua of Lut (A.S) to Allah for help :

“My Lord, support me against the corrupting people.” (29:30)

قَالَ رَبِّ انصُرْنِي عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْمُفْسِدِينَ (29:30)

rabbi onsurnee AAala alqawmi almufsideena

15) Dua of Pharaoh’s wife when she was being tortured by Pharaoh:

“My Lord, build for me near You a house in Paradise..” (66:11)

رَبِّ ابْنِ لِي عِندَكَ بَيْتًا فِي الْجَنَّةِ

rabbi ibni lee AAindaka baytan fee aljannati

16)Dua of Ibrahim(Abraham (A.S) for forgiveness for his parents:

“Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents, and (all) the believers on the Day when the reckoning will be established.” (14:41)

رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَوْمَ يَقُومُ الْحِسَابُ

Rabbana ighfir lee waliwalidayya walilmumineena yawma yaqoomu alhisabu

17) Dua of Ibrahim(Abraham (A.S) for Allah to make him a muslim:

“Our Lord! And make us submissive unto You and of our offspring a nation submissive unto You, and show us our Manasik (all the ceremonies of pilgrimage – Hajj and ‘Umrah, etc.), and accept our repentance. Truly, You are the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful.” (2:128)

رَبَّنَا وَاجْعَلْنَا مُسْلِمَيْنِ لَكَ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِنَا أُمَّةً مُّسْلِمَةً لَّكَ وَأَرِنَا مَنَاسِكَنَا وَتُبْ عَلَيْنَآ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ (2:128)

Rabbana waijAAalna muslimayni laka wamin thurriyyatina ommatan muslimatan laka waarina manasikana watub AAalayna innaka anta alttawwabu alrraheemu

18. Conclusion

Glorified be your Lord, the Lord of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they attribute unto Him!

And peace be on the Messengers!

And all the praise and thanks be to Allah, Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists). (37: 180-182)

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّكَ رَبِّ الْعِزَّةِ عَمَّا يَصِفُونَ (37:180)

وَسَلَامٌ عَلَى الْمُرْسَلِينَ (37:181)

وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ (37:182)

Subhana rabbika rabbi alAAizzati AAamma yasifoona

Wasalamun AAala almursaleena

Waalhamdu lillahi rabbi alAAalameena

(a special thanks to poster jam_sal at the IslamiCity website forum)

25 Comments

  1. Sameera

    Assalaamu alaikum…..

    Thnx a lot Sheima for this pack of duas. I keep a dua book in which I write duas and dhikrs which I come across. Your post is going to be a filler for my dua book …inSha Allah.

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    1. Sheima (Post author)

      Wa alaikum as salam dear! Thanks so much for leaving your kind comment! 🙂

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    2. Yasmeen

      Assalamu alaikum

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      1. Sheima (Post author)

        Wa alaikum as salam warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu 🙂

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  2. Kassoum

    Mash Allah, tremendous invocations, great to put them in use Inch Allah

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    1. Sheima (Post author)

      Insha’Allah. Thank you for your comment.

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  3. fauzia nabwire

    Subhannallah thanks for the wonderful duas my the piety af Allah reign on you Insha Allah.

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    1. Sheima (Post author)

      Thank you sister. You too.

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  4. Alphusainey

    Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

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    1. Sheima (Post author)

      Wa alaikum as salam warahmatullah wabarakatu!

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  5. Imran Khan

    Salam beautiful dua page Ma Shah ALLAH

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    1. Sheima (Post author)

      Thank you! Alhamdulillah

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  6. Naj

    Masha Allah..beautiful doahs. May you b blessed for sharing.

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    1. Sheima (Post author)

      May you be blessed too! Thank you for your comment.

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    2. Sheima (Post author)

      Thank you so much. May you be blessed too!

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  7. Rabiu Abbas

    Salam alaykum. May Allah bless you and increase u in knowledge

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    1. Sheima (Post author)

      Wa alaikum as salam. Thank you for your kind dua! May Allah bless you and increase you in knowledge too, ameen.

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  8. Ibrahim Abubakar

    ASSALAMU ALAIKUM WARAHMATULLAHI WABAKATUHU. thank you for posting this Dua, may Allahu subhanahu wata’ala give reward to you in abundant and gather us into janna.

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    1. Sheima (Post author)

      Walaikum as Salam warahmatullah wabarakatu, May Allah bless you too! Thank you for your kind words.

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  9. Kawsu Sanyang

    It is a extremely powerful dua which i think it will be very useful for me which i will add to my dua. I ask Allah Subhannah wa tala Whose is Greatest to give you long life health, wealth and prosperity in this world and enlightened you grave in barajah ie grave and give you light in serata beside all give you the garden of Firdaws aala (the exhale Amin

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    1. Sheima (Post author)

      Thank you for your comment!

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  10. Islamic speeches

    Dua is an act of worship. It is the weapon of the believer and the only one that can change fate or fate. Dua is very important.

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    1. Sheima (Post author)

      I totally agree!

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  11. Waseem

    JazakAllah, Good collection for all occasions as other person mention it can be recited and seek help from Allah swt. May Allah bless you with more knowledge and reward you for sharing Aameen!

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    1. Sheima (Post author)

      Wa iyakum, thank you so much for your positive words

      Reply

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