Duas Of The Prophets and The Pious
Allah SWT Says In The Quran:
“Call upon Me, I will respond to you.”
Dua is such an important part of being a believer, that our beloved Prophet PBUH equaled it to worship. That’s why, Allah SWT has given us examples of duas made by the Prophets and pious people PBUT in The Holy Quran.
The Prophets PBUT were sent by Allah SWT as role models and the best examples for mankind. We emulate them by making dua during hardship and need, in order to achieve peace and success in our lives as well.
I love to incorporate these extra duas when I need additional assistance or I am going through an extraneous circumstance. On days I can manage, I say these supplications alongside my other daily duas i.e. duas for protection, hardship, and my morning and evening duas.
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The Dua of Prophet Adam A.S
This is the first dua ever said by mankind. It was the dua of Prophet Adam A.S when he had committed his first sin and turned to Allah SWT in repentance. This is a helpful dua to say for istighfar (seeking forgiveness).
رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنفُسَنَا وَإِن لَّمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ
Rabbana thalamna anfusana wain lam taghfir lana watarhamna lanakoonanna mina alkhasireena
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. - Quran 7:23
The Dua Of Prophet Yunus A.S
This is the dua that was said by Prophet Yunus A.S when he was stuck inside the belly of a whale. He felt hopeless and turned to Allah SWT in repentance, begging for His Mercy. Another wonderful dua to say for istighfar and times of hardship.
لَّا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ
La ilaha illa anta subhanaka innee kuntu mina alththalimeena
No one has the right to be worshiped but You (O Allah), Glorified (and Exalted) are You. Truly, I have been of the wrong-doers." - Qur'an 21:87
The Dua of Prophet Ayub A.S
Prophet Ayub A.S was ill for many years with a terrible disease. He was known for his patience in enduring one calamity after another and remaining steadfast in his belief in Allah SWT. After a long time of suffering, he turned to his Lord asking for His Mercy with this dua.
أَنِّي مَسَّنِيَ الضُّرُّ وَأَنتَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ
Annee massaniya alddurru waanta arhamu alrrahimeena
Verily, distress has seized me, and You are the Most Merciful of all those who show mercy. - Quran 21:83
The Duas of Prophet Ibrahim A.S
1. For Wisdom and Piety
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
My Lord! Bestow judgment on me, and join me with the righteous; And grant me an honorable mention in later generations; And make me one of the inheritors of the Paradise of Delight; And forgive my father, verily he is of the erring; And disgrace me not on the Day when (all the creatures) will be resurrected; The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail, Except him who brings to Allah a clean heart. - Quran 26:83
2. Asking Forgiveness
رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَوْمَ يَقُومُ الْحِسَابُ
Rabbana ighfir lee waliwalidayya walilmumineena yawma yaqoomu alhisabu
Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents, and the believers on the Day when the reckoning will be established. - Quran 14:41
3. Placing His Trust In Allah
رَّبَّنَا عَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ
Rabbana AAalayka tawakkalna wailayka anabna wailayka almaseeru.
Our Lord! In You we put our trust, and to You we turn in repentance, and to You is (our) final return. - Quran 60:4
The Dua of Prophet Musa A.S
1. For Good
رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَا أَنزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ
Rabbi innee lima anzalta ilayya min khayrin faqeerun
My Lord! Truly, I am in need of whatever good that You bestow on me! - Quran 28:24
2. For Good Speech
When Musa A.S was sent by Allah SWT to speak to the evil king Pharaoh.
رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي
Rabbi ishrah lee sadree Wayassir lee amree Waohlul AAuqdatan min lisanee Yafqahoo qawlee
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 from my tongue, (i.e. remove the incorrectness from my speech). That they understand my speech. - Quran 20:25
The Dua of Prophet Yusuf A.S
For Allah SWT to make him die as a Muslim.
فَاطِرَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ أَنتَ وَلِيِّي فِي الدُّنُيَا وَالآخِرَةِ تَوَفَّنِي مُسْلِمًا وَأَلْحِقْنِي بِالصَّالِحِينَ
Fatira alssamawati waalardi anta waliyyee fee alddunya waalakhirati tawaffanee musliman waalhiqnee bialssaliheena
The 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. - Quran 12:101
The Dua of Prophet Lut A.S
For Allah’s SWT help against the evil people he had to deal with.
قَالَ رَبِّ انصُرْنِي عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْمُفْسِدِينَ
Rabbi onsurnee AAala alqawmi almufsideena
My Lord, support me against the corrupting people. - Quran 29:30
The Dua of Prophet Shuaib A.S
He recited this dua for his dealings with his people.
رَبَّنَا افْتَحْ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَ قَوْمِنَا بِالْحَقِّ وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الْفَاتِحِينَ
Rabbana iftah baynana wabayna qawmina bialhaqqi waanta khayru alfatiheena
Our Lord! Judge between us and our people in truth, for You are the Best of those who give judgment. - Quran 7:89
The Dua of Prophet Nuh A.S
O my Lord! I seek refuge with You from asking You that of which I have no knowledge. And unless You forgive me and have mercy on me, I would indeed be one of the losers.
The Dua of Prophet Zakariya A.S
O my Lord! Grant me from from You, a righteous offspring, You are indeed the All-Hearer of invocation.
10 Duas of Prophet Muhammed PBUH
The Prophet PBUH said many duas but here are some of the beautiful most often recited by him.
When he asked for relief…
O Living and Eternal Sustainer! By Your mercy I seek relief.
2. A supplication he made frequently…
O Allah, grant us the good in this world and the good in the Hereafter and save us from the torment of Hell-Fire. (Muslim)
3. He taught his companions to say this…
O Allah! I seek refuge with You from miserliness, and seek refuge with You from cowardice, and seek refuge with You from being brought back to (senile) geriatric old age, and seek refuge with You from the affliction of the world and from the punishment in the Hereafter. (Bukhari)
4. When he asked for guidance…
O Allah! Indeed I, I ask of You, guidance, piety and chastity and to be free of depending upon anyone (except You). (Muslim)
5. When he asked for forgiveness…
O Allah! Forgive all my sins, whether few or more, the first and the last, the apparent and the hidden.” (Muslim)
6. When he asked for obedience…
O Allah! The One Who turns the hearts, turn my heart towards Your obedience.” (Muslim)
7. When he asked for beneficial knowledge…
O Allah! Benefit me through what You teach me and teach me what is beneficial for me and increase me in knowledge.” (Ibn Majah)
8. When he asked for Allah’s Mercy…
Allah! I seek refuge in You against the declining of Your Favors, passing of safety, the suddenness of Your punishment and all that which displeases You.
9. When he asked for success…
O Allah! I beg You for that which incites Your Mercy and the means of Your forgiveness, safety from every sin, the benefit from every good deed, success in attaining Jannah and deliverance from Fire).
10. When he was in distress…
None has the right to be worshiped but Allah the Incomparably Great, the Compassionate. None has the right to be worshiped but Allah the Lord of the Mighty Throne. None has the right to be worshiped but Allah the Lord of the Heavens, the Lord of the Earth, and the Lord of the Honorable Throne.
The Duas Of Pious People
The Dua of Asiya R.A
The dua of Queen Asiya, Pharaoh's wife, when she was being tortured by him.
رَبِّ ابْنِ لِي عِندَكَ بَيْتًا فِي الْجَنَّةِ
Rabbi ibni lee AAindaka baytan fee aljannati
My Lord, build for me near You a house in Paradise.. - Quran 66:11
The Dua of The People of the Cave
When they were hiding from the enemy’s sight.
رَبَّنَا آتِنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً وَهَيِّئْ لَنَا مِنْ أَمْرِنَا رَشَدًا
Rabbana atina min ladunka rahmatan wahayyi lana min amrina rashadan
Our Lord! Bestow on us mercy from Yourself, and facilitate for us our affair in the right way! - Quran 18:10
The Dua Of The New Believers
During Prophet Musa A.S time, the evil king Pharaoh was threatening to torture for the new Muslims for their belief in Allah SWT and the believers recited this dua.
رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَتَوَفَّنَا مُسْلِمِينَ
Rabbana afrigh AAalayna sabran watawaffana muslimeena
Our Lord! pour out on us patience, and cause us to die as Muslims. - Quran 7:126
The Dua of King Talut
This dua was recited by Talut (David) and his army for victory over the giant Jalut (Goliath) and his forces.
رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ
Rabbana afrigh AAalayna sabran wathabbit aqdamana waonsurna AAala alqawmi alkafireena
Our Lord! Pour forth on us patience and make us victorious over the disbelieving people. - Quran 2:250
The Dua Of Conclusion
It is recommended to conclude our duas with the dua of conclusion.
Glorified be your Lord, the Lord of Honor 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, jinn, and all that exists). - Quran 37:180
Dua has changed my life as a Muslima. I urge you to try and incorporate it into your routine and see how life-changing it can be! Our beloved Prophet PBUH mentions dua as worship and regularly instilled it into his days.