Not sure what to make dua for? Here is a useful reminder…
These are a few things you may want to ask for:
Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, entered upon me while I was praying and I took too long to meet his need. The Prophet said, “O Aisha, you must use the comprehensive and concise supplications.” When I finished the prayer, I said, “O Messenger of Allah, what are the comprehensive and concise supplications?” The Prophet said, “Say: O Allah, I ask you for all that is good in the present and in the future, that which I know and do not know. I seek refuge in you from all that is evil in the present and in the future, that which I know and do not know. I ask you for Paradise and the words and deeds that bring me close to it, and I seek refuge in you from Hellfire and the words and deeds that bring me close to it. I ask you for the same as Muhammad asked you, and I seek refuge in you from the same as Muhammad sought refuge in you. Whatever you will decree for me, then make it result in guidance.” [al-Adab al-Mufrad: 635]
عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ دَخَلَ عَلَيَّ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَأَنَا أُصَلِّي وَلَهُ حَاجَةٌ فَأَبْطَأْتُ عَلَيْهِ قَال يَا عَائِشَةُ عَلَيْكِ بِجُمَلِ الدُّعَاءِ وَجَوَامِعِهِ فَلَمَّا انْصَرَفْتُ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَمَا جُمَلُ الدُّعَاءِ وَجَوَامِعُهُ قَالَ قُولِي اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مِنَ الْخَيْرِ كُلِّهِ عَاجِلِهِ وَآجِلِهِ مَا عَلِمْتُ مِنْهُ وَمَا لَمْ أَعْلَمْ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الشَّرِّ كُلِّهِ عَاجِلِهِ وَآجِلِهِ مَا عَلِمْتُ مِنْهُ وَمَا لَمْ أَعْلَمُ وَأَسْأَلُكَ الْجَنَّةَ وَمَا قَرَّبَ إِلَيْهَا مِنْ قَوْلٍ أَوْ عَمَلٍ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ النَّارِ وَمَا قَرَّبَ إِلَيْهَا مِنْ قَوْلٍ أَوْ عَمَلٍ وَأَسْأَلُكَ مِمَّا سَأَلَكَ بِهِ مُحَمَّدٌ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِمَّا تَعَوَّذَ مِنْهُ مُحَمَّدٌ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَمَا قَضَيْتَ لِي مِنْ قَضَاءٍ فَاجْعَلْ عَاقِبَتَهُ رُشْدًا
Other dua which have been shared by our readers include:
“Ya Allah, O my Allah, Ya Rahman, Ya Raheem, Ya Rabb al Alamein, Ya Kareem, Ya Sattar, Ya Gaffar, Ya Qaadir, Ya Sami, Ya Aleem, Al Mujeeb.
I call upon You and I ask You by every Name that You have named Yourself with, revealed in Your Book, taught any one of Your creation or kept unto Yourself in the knowledge of the unseen that is with You.
Ya Allah I turn to you in repentance, in submission. I beg you please fulfil my duas.
O Allah, let Your Peace come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have brought peace to Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious
Ya Rabb, make me sincere in this dua.
Please grant me a death with the shahadah on my tongue. Grant me Husn al Dhan billah (good expectations from Allah)
Expand my grave for me and illuminate it with light.
Preserve my record in Illiyeen.
Lighten for me the questioning of the grave.
Grant me death in a state of Ibadah, that is most pleasing to You and resurrect me in the same state.
Keep me free from fear, anxiety and terror from the day of judgement.
Grant my book in my right hand.
Make me among those who show their books to others with happiness.
Make me successful in the Meezan.
Help me cross the Siraat like lightning.
Ya Allah, please do not give away my good deeds to others.
Reunite me with my family in Jannah.
Do not expose my faults in front of others on the day of judgement.
Ya Afu, Forgive the sins that I don’t remember and the sins that I didn’t even consider as sins.
Grant me a heart filled with tranquility and peace.
Cleanse my heart from malice, jealousy, hatred, self-admiration, show off, envy, arrogance and pride.
Grant me the ability to forgive others.
Grant me soft speech, protect my tongue from lying, backbiting and hurting others.
Grant me beautiful patience.
Grant me with the correct Aqeedah, excellent memory and understanding of the deen with daleel.
Bless my parents, forgive them, Grant them good health and make me a sadaqa jaariyah for them.
Bless my siblings in their marriages. Bind us together with love. Do not let shayaateen break our bond.
Grant all the single Muslims the coolness of their eyes.
Grant us righteous children and make them a sadaqa jariyah for us Oh Allah help me leave behind a legacy with humility, allow me to leave this dunya with the best legacies for our offsprings and for others.
Help me understand, write, speak and teach Arabic.
Help me maintain good ties with my relatives.
Help me see my faults and cover it from others.
Allow me to speak with wisdom just like the Prophet peace be upon him.
Bestow me with wealth to spend in your way.
Do not let others humiliate/oppress/mock/take advantage of me.
Help me be courageous, confident and a positive person who makes the correct decisions at the right time.
Grant me modesty in clothing and speech in front of non-Mahrams.
Forgive the Muslim ummah -the living and the dead. Bless the Muslims with goodness and grant victory to the oppressed.
Fill our hearts with Emaan.
Oh Allah, accept my deeds.
Ya Allah, O my Allah, Ya Rahman, Ya Raheem, Ya Kareem, Ya Sattar, Ya Gaffar, Ya Qaadir, Ya Sami, Ya Aleem, Al Mujeeb, Ya Allah I turn to you in repentance, in submission. I beg you please fulfill my duas.
Ya Allah Forgive my sins, a complete forgiveness that leaves no trace.
Ya Allah Forgive my transgressions of Your Commands. Ya Allah Grant me victory over my shortcomings
Reform and upgrade me Ya Allah in the best way possible, in the way you know that is best for me.
Ya Allah Accept my duaas, ibaadah & deeds.
Ya Allah Guide me towards performing good accepted deeds for Your Sake only.
Ya Allah Help me to attain khushu’, ikhlaas and ihsaan in my ibaadah.
Ya Allah Help me get closer to you as my end draws near.
Ya Allah Make me love You, Your Prophet (pbuh), Your Deen, Your book the Quran, the way it deserves to be loved.
Ya Allah Increase my eeman, tawakkul, yaqeen in You.
Ya Allah Increase me in Taqwa,
Make me of your grateful slaves and amongst the patient ones.
Ya Allah Give me the strength to be steadfast throughout the trials I encounter now and in the future.
Ya Allah Grant me a soft heart & content with Your Laws.
Ya Allah Make the Quran be my companion in both worlds.
Ya Allah Guide me to the siraat mustaqeem until my last breath, never be deviated in shirk, kufr or bid’ah.
Ya Allah make clear to me what is the haqq and what isn’t, keep me firm upon your Deen.
Ya Allah Make me among the muhsineen, muttaqeen the mukhliseen, the sabiqoon fil, ilm.
Ya Allah Increase me in beneficial knowledge.
I ask of you what Muhammad peace be upon asked you of and I seek refuge in you from what the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon sought refuge from.
Ya Allah Protect me from sicknesses of the heart (envy, arrogance, proudness, show off)
Ya Allah Bless me with happiness in this dunya & akhirah, protect me from sadness, depression and anxiety.
Ya Allah Favour me with the ability to do tazkiyah of my soul throughout my life journey.
Ya Allah Remove the love of this world in its degrees & forms from my heart.
Ya Allah Invite me to Your House to worship You.
Ya Allah Grant me a good end, make me continuously love to meet You.
Ya Allah Make my grave & barzakh a peaceful, cool abode.
Ya Allah Grant me the Shade of your Arsh on Yawmul Qiyaamah.
Ya Allah Give me my record of deeds in my right hand and make my mizaan (scale) heavy with the good deeds.
Ya Allah Grant me the favour to drink from the Hawd Al Kawthar by our beloved Prophet’s (pbuh) hand.
Ya Allah Ease my crossing of the Siraat & Qantarah (bridges before Paradise).
Ya Allah Favour me the ultimate bliss of seeing You in Hereafter.
Ya Allah Shield, increase & protect the love/mercy/barakah between me & my spouse for as long as we live.
Ya Allah Improve our behaviour with each other.
Ya Allah Reward my spouse Your best reward for her/his striving for my family.
Ya Allah Make the Quran & Your Commands be our judge in all matters.
Ya Allah Strengthen our practice of the deen together.
Ya Allah Make us join together in bliss in Jannah al Firdaus.
Ya Allah, assist us with physical & emotional strength to be a good parents & example to our children.
Ya Allah Save our children from the impact of our mistakes in their lives.
Ya Allah Bless us with righteous children.
Ya Allah Make our children the coolness of our eyes and make them sawaab-e-jaariya for me & my spouse.
Ya Allah Make them of those who establish Salah and prostrate only to you.
Ya Allah make them Hufaadh, who act upon what they have memorised, and teach it to others. Ya Allah Make our children workers for Your Deen, da’ees, imaams, scholars and shaheeds.
Ya Allah Protect my family from evil, calamities, enviers & the shayaateen from man & jinn.
Ya Allah Protect our children from harm, sicknesses, disbelief, haraam and destruction.
Ya Allah Grant our children success in Deen, dunya & Aakhirah & grant us a lineage of righteous offspring until Yawm al Qiyaamah.
Ya Allah Unite our entire lineage in Jannah al Firdaus.
Ya Allah Make them become the reason for our place in Jannah & shield against the Hellfire.
Ya Allah save me & my entire family from the Hell Fire & make us enter Jannah al Firdaus Aa’laa without being accounted.
Ya Allah, you are Al Gaffaar. Forgive my parents.
Ya Allah Reward them in the greatest measures in this dunya & akhirah.
Ya Allah Elevate their ranks and grant them Jannah al Firdaus.
Ya Allah Make me coolness of their eyes in their old age.
Ya Allah Grant my siblings success in this dunya & akhirah.
Ya Allah Elevate the ranks of my parents, spouse’s parents, my sisters & brothers, my elders & entire Ummah.
Ya Allah Protect them from illnesses, deceases and difficulties of old age.
Ya Allah Forgive the sins of those who have passed away in my family & the Ummah – young & old.
Ya Allah Grant them a peaceful time in the barzakh till they meet You.
Ya Allah Save us from trials of Dajjal, Yujuj & Majuj & the last Day.
Ya Allah Grant my family & friends who are waiting for the gift of “children”.
Ya Allah Unite the hearts of my worldly companions who work for You & strengthen our brotherhood.
Ya Allah Unite the hearts of those undergoing family/marital difficulties.
Ya Allah Grant your perfect cure to those who are sick.
Ya Allah Protect my brothers & sisters across the warzones & from the persecution, rape, slaughter, humiliation.
Ya Allah Relieve their sufferings & elevate their ranks.
Ya Allah Bring the downfall of those (modern day pharaohs) oppressors & relieve those who are deprived, burdened, oppressed, in debt.
Ya Raab, grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and save us from the punishment of the Fire.
Ya Allah, help me change my condition until it is that is pleasing to you.
Ya Allah, allow us to bring our hearts together overcoming small difference to serve the ummah of your nabi and rasool Muhammad saw.
Ya Allah, Grant us the tawfeeq to learn about your nabi and rasool Muhammad saw so that we can love him, grow to love him more than our own selves and emulate his sunnah.
Ya Allah forgive me for anything I forgot to mention and give me more than what I intended in the dunya and in the aakhira.
Ya Allah bless the person who forwarded this beautiful dua and make this a source of sadaqa jaariah for them.
Ya Allah, answer our duaas and increase us in patience until you do – You are the All Hearing, All Knowing, the Wise and most Knowledgeable and the best of planners.
Aameen Ya Rabb.
O Allah, let Your Peace come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have brought peace to Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious.
Subhana rabbika rabbil ‘izzati amma yasifun wa salamun alal mursalin wal hamdulillahi Rabbil alamin.”