Dua (Islamic Prayers)

Daily Hadith

Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam ‘ala Rasulillah

Narrated Abu Waqid Al-Laithi (Radi-Allahu 'anhu):

While Allah’s Apostle was sitting in the mosque with some people, three men came. Two of them came in front of Allah’s Apostle and the third one went away. The two persons kept on standing before Allah’s Apostle for a while and then one of them found a place in the circle and sat there while the other sat behind the gathering, and the third one went away. When Allah’s Apostle finished his preaching, he said, “Shall I tell you about these three persons? One of them be-took himself to Allah, so Allah took him into His grace and mercy and accommodated him, the second felt shy from Allah, so Allah sheltered Him in His mercy (and did not punish him), while the third turned his face from Allah and went away, so Allah turned His face from him likewise. ”

Bukhari Vol. 1 : No. 66

Pray for those who are struggling to get up and pray for themselves, due to depression or for any other reason. Pray for those who want to pray but don’t have the heart to anymore. Pray for those who are guilty for missing their prayers and cannot find the love and willingness to pray for their Lord anymore. Pray for those who feel they are not good enough Muslims because of their personal barriers against praying.


They have no rights,
they go thought bullying every single day.
they got Illegally occupied,
they got kicked out of their own Houses,
they got kicked out of their own Lands.
Bombs are being dropped at their Houses.
they are being arrested,
they are being tortured,
they will probably get locked up in Prisons for Years.
And they did nothing wrong.
We all know they are not guilty.
They go through all this only because they believe one word. - La ilaha illallah.
They are going through all this and still smiling!
They lost everything, expect Honor.
You can’t scare them.
We are a people who fear none but Allah

The thing about imaan is, you have to work for it. It’s one thing to make du'a for Allah to increase your Imaan, and it’s another to put the effort in.

It’s like working out. If you’re going to wish to get fit and healthy but sit there and eat cake, you’re just going to get fat. But when you go to the gym, work out and eat healthy, you’re going to see results. It may take long, but in the long run, it’s worth it.

And Imaan is just like that. Make du'a but work to increase your Imaan and Allah will open your heart to love Him and be obedient towards Him. For He has mentioned in the Qur'an:

إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّى يُغَيِّرُواْ مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ

“Indeed Allah will not change the condition of a people, until they change what is in themselves.”


Don’t plant the seed and leave it, water it and make it grow.

Things you can pray for:

  • Our Ummah,  espcially those in bleeding and opressed countries including Syria, Gaza, Burma, Yemen, Nigeria. Do not forget our Ummah in underdeveloped countries like Pakistan, Mali, Somalia, Afghanistan, Haiti, Togo, Zambia, etc.
  • Pray for the sick, and the poor. Pray for the hungry, and the thirsty.
  • Orphans, those who feel lonely in this world. Pray for people with depression, suicidal thoughts, mental disorders.
  • For those who have less, and for those who have more (that they both may pass their circumstances with sweetness of Islam)
  • Your family
  • Guidance, mercy, health
  • To stay focused on Islam, and not to stray off.
  • A forgiving, humble, and non-judgmental heart.
  • Piousness 
  • Knowledge, and remembrance.
  • Those who have passed away, for Allah’s mercy upon them and the expiation of their sins.
  • Khushoo in salah
  • Sabr in times where we completely lose it.
  • To die only when we are worthy of entering Jannah
  • To be able to perform Hajj
  • Success in this world and the next
  • Forgiveness
  • Guidance of the youth
  • To be a better Muslim
  • Protection from the hell fire and from the torment of the graves
  • To have a chance to make things right for those who we have wronged
  • Your personal ambitions that are good for you
  • To be able to hear the stories of the prophets by the prophets themselves, to be able to discuss with the sahabas about the character of our prophet, to be able to eat and drink from the fruits and milk provided in Jannah. 
  • To be with our loved ones in Jannah
  • To be able to have tawakkul when things don’t go our way
  • Education to be provided to those who do not have the resources
  • All the pregnant women to have an easy delivery and a healthy baby
  • Our worship to be accepted
  • protection from shirk
  • Our marriages to last in Jannah and for our marriages to be righteous
  • Obedient children who will be guided onto the beautiful path of Islam
  • Provisions for those who don’t have a ceiling, who don’t have a bed, who don’t have bread or water.
  • To guide those who are doubting Islam, and for our own doubts to be cleared
  • To be in the shade of Allah on the day of judgment and for our book of deeds to be in our right hand
  • Protection from laziness and cowardice
  • To be always be able to do what is right
  • To be able to control our anger
  • To do everything with sincerity and love
  • A heart free from hate, or envy.
  • To get closer to Allah
  • To be able make use of our short time wisely 
  • For everyone in the world, every person in every corner, to at least have some clean water
  • Pray for anything and everything (which is good for us). Pray for everyone.
For times of hardship
  1. Prayer / صلاة
  2. Read Quran / قراءة القرآن الكريم
  3. Make dua / الدعاء

حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ

“Hasbunallah wa ni’mal Wakil”

“Allah is sufficient for us and He is the Best Guardian”

يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ أَسْتَغِيثُ

“Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum, bi Rahmatika astagheeth”

“O Alive and everlasting One, I beseech You by Your mercy”

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

“La illaha illa Anta Subhanak, inni kuntu min adh-dhalimeen”

“O Allah, there is none worthy of worship besides You. You are Pure, definitely I have oppressed my soul by sinning”

لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ

“La Hawla Wala Quwwata Illah Billah”

“There is no might or power except in Allah”

اللَّهُمَّ رَحْمَتَكَ أَرْجُو فَلَا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ وَأَصْلِحْ شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

“Allahumma rahmataka arju fala takilni ila nafsi tarfata ‘aynin wa aslih li sha'ni kullahu la ilaha ila anta”

“O Allah, I hope for Your mercy, do not leave me for even the duration of an eye blink (duration) and correct my total condition. Besides You there is none worthy of worship”

Always keep your iman strong and remember hardship is not lost. Allah (SWT) does not forget.