Supplications from the Qur’an

Supplications from the Qur’an


Qur'an

1. Supplication for Guidance

اَلۡحَمۡدُ لِلّٰہِرَبِّالۡعٰلَمِیۡنَ ۙ﴿۱﴾ الرَّحۡمٰنِ الرَّحِیۡمِ ۙ﴿۲﴾ مٰلِکِ یَوۡمِ الدِّیۡنِؕ﴿۳﴾ اِیَّاکَ نَعۡبُدُ وَاِیَّاکَ نَسۡتَعِیۡنُؕ﴿۴﴾ اِہۡدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الۡمُسۡتَقِیۡمَۙ﴿۵﴾ صِرَاطَ الَّذِیۡنَ اَنۡعَمۡتَ عَلَیۡہِمۡ ۙ۬ غَیۡرِ الۡمَغۡضُوۡبِ عَلَیۡہِمۡ وَلَا الضَّآلِّیۡنَ﴿۷﴾

Gratitude is only for God, the Lord of the worlds; the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgment. [Lord!] It is only You whom we worship and it is only Your help that we seek. Bless us with the guidance of the straight path – the path of those you have blessed, not of those who have earned your wrath, nor of those who have gone astray. (1:1-6)

2. Supplication for Sustained Guidance

رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغۡ قُلُوۡبَنَا بَعۡدَ اِذۡ ہَدَیۡتَنَا وَ ہَبۡ لَنَا مِنۡ لَّدُنۡکَ رَحۡمَۃً ۚ اِنَّکَ اَنۡتَ الۡوَہَّابُ.(8:3)

Our Lord! Let not our hearts go astray after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from Yourself. Truly, You are the Bestower. (3:8)

3. Supplication for Good in the Herein and the Hereafter

رَبَّنَاۤ اٰتِنَا فِی الدُّنۡیَا حَسَنَۃً وَّ فِی الۡاٰخِرَۃِ حَسَنَۃً وَّ قِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ.(201:2)

Our Lord! Grant us in this world what is good and in the Hereafter what is good, and protect us from the punishment of the Fire! (2:201)

4. Supplications for Forgiveness

رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذۡنَاۤ اِنۡنَّسِیۡنَاۤ اَوۡ اَخۡطَاۡنَاۚ رَبَّنَا وَ لَا تَحۡمِلۡ عَلَیۡنَاۤ اِصۡرًا کَمَا حَمَلۡتَہٗ عَلَی الَّذِیۡنَ مِنۡ قَبۡلِنَاۚ رَبَّنَا وَ لَا تُحَمِّلۡنَا مَا لَا طَاقَۃَ لَنَا بِہٖ ۚوَ اعۡفُ عَنَّا ٝ وَ اغۡفِرۡ لَنَاٝ وَ ارۡحَمۡنَاٝ اَنۡتَ مَوۡلٰىنَا فَانۡصُرۡنَا عَلَی الۡقَوۡمِ الۡکٰفِرِیۡنَ.(286:2)

Our Lord! Do not hold us accountable if we forget or make a mistake. Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us. Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have the strength to bear. Pardon us, forgive us, have mercy on us. You are our Protector and help us against the disbelievers. (2:286)

رَبَّنَا اغۡفِرۡ لَنَا ذُنُوۡبَنَا وَ اِسۡرَافَنَا فِیۡۤ اَمۡرِنَا وَ ثَبِّتۡ اَقۡدَامَنَا وَ انۡصُرۡنَا عَلَی الۡقَوۡمِ الۡکٰفِرِیۡنَ. (147:3)

Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and our excesses in our affairs and ground our feet firmly, and help us against the disbelievers. (3:147)

رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقۡتَ ہٰذَا بَاطِلًا ۚ سُبۡحٰنَکَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ رَبَّنَاۤ اِنَّکَ مَنۡ تُدۡخِلِ النَّارَ فَقَدۡ اَخۡزَیۡتَہٗ ؕ وَ مَا لِلظّٰلِمِیۡنَ مِنۡ اَنۡصَارٍ رَبَّنَاۤ اِنَّنَا سَمِعۡنَا مُنَادِیًا یُّنَادِیۡ لِلۡاِیۡمَانِ اَنۡ اٰمِنُوۡا بِرَبِّکُمۡ فَاٰمَنَّا ٭ۖ رَبَّنَا فَاغۡفِرۡ لَنَا ذُنُوۡبَنَا وَ کَفِّرۡ عَنَّا سَیِّاٰتِنَا وَ تَوَفَّنَا مَعَ الۡاَبۡرَارِ رَبَّنَا وَ اٰتِنَا مَا وَعَدۡتَّنَا عَلٰی رُسُلِکَ وَ لَا تُخۡزِنَا یَوۡمَ الۡقِیٰمَۃِ ؕ اِنَّکَ لَا تُخۡلِفُ الۡمِیۡعَادَ(3: 191-194)

Our Lord! You have not created [all] this without a purpose. Glory to You! Save us from the torment of the Fire. Our Lord! Indeed, those whom You admit to the Fire, indeed, You have humiliated them, and never will the unjust find any helpers. Our Lord! Indeed, we have heard a caller calling to faith: "Believe in your Lord," and we believed. Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and take away from us our evil deeds, and make us die with your loyal people. Our Lord! Fulfill the promises you made with us through Your messengers and disgrace us not on the Day of Judgement. Indeed, You never go back on your promise. (3:191-194)

رَبَّنَا ظَلَمۡنَاۤ اَنۡفُسَنَا وَ اِنۡ لَّمۡ تَغۡفِرۡ لَنَا وَ تَرۡحَمۡنَا لَنَکُوۡنَنَّ مِنَ الۡخٰسِرِیۡنَ.(23:7)

Our Lord! We have been unjust to ourselves. If You do not forgive us and not have mercy on us, we shall certainly be among the losers. (7:23)

رَبَّنَا اغۡفِرۡ لِیۡ وَ لِوَالِدَیَّ وَ لِلۡمُؤۡمِنِیۡنَ یَوۡمَ یَقُوۡمُ الۡحِسَابُ (41:14)

Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents, and all the believers on the Day when accountability will be set up. (14:41)

لَّاۤ اِلٰہَ اِلَّاۤ اَنۡتَ سُبۡحٰنَکَ ٭ۖ اِنِّیۡ کُنۡتُ مِنَ الظّٰلِمِیۡنَ(87:21)

There is no deity except you. Glory be to you. I have been unjust [to myself]. (21:87)

5. Supplications to have Pious Children

رَبِّ ہَبۡ لِیۡ مِنۡ لَّدُنۡکَ ذُرِّیَّۃً طَیِّبَۃً ۚ اِنَّکَ سَمِیۡعُ الدُّعَآءِ(38:3)

Lord! Grant me from Yourself a noble child. You are indeed the hearer of supplications. (3:38)

رَبِّ هَبْ لِي مِنَ الصَّالِحِينَ (100:37)

My Lord! Grant me pious children. (37:100)

6. Supplication to have Patience

رَبَّنَاۤ اَفۡرِغۡ عَلَیۡنَا صَبۡرًا وَّ تَوَفَّنَا مُسۡلِمِیۡنَ(126:7)

Our Lord! Pour out on us patience, and make us die as Muslims. (7:126)

7. Supplication of Trust in God

حَسۡبِیَ اللّٰہُ ۫٭ۖ لَاۤ اِلٰہَ اِلَّا ہُوَ ؕ عَلَیۡہِ تَوَکَّلۡتُ وَ ہُوَ رَبُّ الۡعَرۡشِ الۡعَظِیۡمِ(129:9)

God is sufficient for me. There is no deity except God. In Him I trust and He is the Lord of the great Throne. (9:129)

رَّبَّنَا عَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ(4:60)

Lord! In You we have put our trust; to You we turn, and to You we shall return.(60:4)

حَسْبُنَا اللّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ (173:3)

Sufficient for us is God and He is the best of Supporters. (3:173)

8. Supplication for Diligence in the Prayer

رَبِّ اجۡعَلۡنِیۡ مُقِیۡمَ الصَّلٰوۃِ وَ مِنۡ ذُرِّیَّتِیۡ ٭ۖ رَبَّنَا وَ تَقَبَّلۡ دُعَآءِ(40:14)

O my Lord! Make me one who is diligent in the prayer and my offspring also. Our Lord! And accept my supplication. (14:40)

9. Supplication for Mercy and Help

رَبَّنَاۤ اٰتِنَا مِنۡلَّدُنۡکَ رَحۡمَۃً وَّ ہَیِّیٔۡ لَنَا مِنۡ اَمۡرِنَا رَشَدًا(10:18)

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

10. Supplication for Effective Communication

رَبِّ اشۡرَحۡ لِیۡ صَدۡرِیۡ وَ یَسِّرۡ لِیۡۤ اَمۡرِیۡ وَ احۡلُلۡ عُقۡدَۃً مِّنۡ لِّسَانِیۡ یَفۡقَہُوۡا قَوۡلِیۡ (20: 25-28)

O my Lord! Open for me my chest. And ease for me my task. And undo the knot of my tongue so that people may understand my words. (20:25-28)

11. Supplication for Increase in Knowledge

رَّبِّ زِدۡنِیۡ عِلۡمًا (114:20)

My Lord! Increase me in knowledge. (20:114)

12. Supplication for Childlessness

رَبِّ لَا تَذَرۡنِیۡ فَرۡدًا وَّ اَنۡتَ خَیۡرُ الۡوٰرِثِیۡنَ(89:21)

My Lord! Leave me not single [such that I die childless]. And indeed You are the Best of inheritors. (21:89)

13. Supplication against Evil Thoughts

رَّبِّ اَعُوۡذُ بِکَ مِنۡ ہَمَزٰتِ الشَّیٰطِیۡنِ وَ اَعُوۡذُ بِکَ رَبِّ اَنۡ یَّحۡضُرُوۡنِ(23: 97-98)

My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings of the devils. And I seek refuge with You that these [devils] come to me [to work mischief]. (23:97-98)

14. Supplication for Forgiveness and Mercy

رَبَّنَاۤ اٰمَنَّا فَاغۡفِرۡ لَنَا وَ ارۡحَمۡنَا وَ اَنۡتَ خَیۡرُ الرّٰحِمِیۡنَ (109:23)

Our Lord! We have professed faith; so, forgive us and have mercy on us. And You are the best of all who show mercy! (23:109)

15. Supplication for Good Health

وَ اَیُّوۡبَ اِذۡ نَادٰی رَبَّہٗۤ اَنِّیۡ مَسَّنِیَ الضُّرُّ وَ اَنۡتَ اَرۡحَمُ الرّٰحِمِیۡنَ(83:21)

And remember when Job cried out to His Lord: "I have been afflicted with ill-health and You are the Most Merciful." (21:83)

16. Supplication of Protection from Hell-Fire

رَبَّنَا اصۡرِفۡ عَنَّا عَذَابَ جَہَنَّمَ ٭ۖ اِنَّ عَذَابَہَا کَانَ غَرَامًا (65:25)

Our Lord! Keep us away from the torment of Hell. Indeed, its torment is ever-clinging. (25:65)

17. Supplication for Comfort from the Family

رَبَّنَا ہَبۡ لَنَا مِنۡ اَزۡوَاجِنَا وَ ذُرِّیّٰتِنَا قُرَّۃَاَعۡیُنٍ وَّ اجۡعَلۡنَا لِلۡمُتَّقِیۡنَ اِمَامًا(74:25)

Our Lord! Bestow on us the [comfort of the] coldness of the eyes from our wives and children, and make us the leaders of the pious. (25:74)

18. Supplication for Forgiveness of Believers

رَبَّنَا اغۡفِرۡ لَنَا وَ لِاِخۡوَانِنَا الَّذِیۡنَ سَبَقُوۡنَا بِالۡاِیۡمَانِ وَ لَا تَجۡعَلۡ فِیۡ قُلُوۡبِنَا غِلًّا لِّلَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا رَبَّنَاۤ اِنَّکَ رَءُوۡفٌ رَّحِیۡمٌ(10:59)

Our Lord! Forgive us and also forgive our brethren who accepted faith before us and do not put malice in our hearts for the believers. Our Lord! You are indeed very Compassionate and Merciful.(59:10)

19. Supplication in Want

رَبِّ اِنِّیۡ لِمَاۤ اَنۡزَلۡتَ اِلَیَّ مِنۡ خَیۡرٍ فَقِیۡرٌ (24:28)

My Lord! I am in need of whatever you grant me of good. (28:24)

20. Supplication to show Gratitude

رَبِّ اَوۡزِعۡنِیۡۤ اَنۡ اَشۡکُرَ نِعۡمَتَکَ الَّتِیۡۤ اَنۡعَمۡتَ عَلَیَّ وَ عَلٰی وَالِدَیَّ وَ اَنۡ اَعۡمَلَ صَالِحًا تَرۡضٰہُ وَ اَصۡلِحۡ لِیۡ فِیۡ ذُرِّیَّتِیۡ ۚؕ اِنِّیۡ تُبۡتُ اِلَیۡکَ وَ اِنِّیۡ مِنَ الۡمُسۡلِمِیۡنَ (15:46)

Lord! Take hold of me so that I can express my gratitude to You for the favours You have bestowed on me and on my parents, and to do righteous deeds that will please You. And in my progeny also grant me pious heirs. To You I turn and to You I submit. (46:15)

21. Supplication for the Well-Being of Parents

رَّبِّ ارۡحَمۡہُمَا کَمَا رَبَّیٰنِیۡ صَغِیۡرًا (24:17)

My Lord! Have mercy on my parents the way they cared for me when I was small. (17:24)

22. Supplication for Embarking on a Journey

سُبۡحٰنَ الَّذِیۡ سَخَّرَ لَنَا ہٰذَا وَ مَا کُنَّا لَہٗ مُقۡرِنِیۡنَ وَ اِنَّاۤ اِلٰی رَبِّنَا لَمُنۡقَلِبُوۡنَ (43: 13-14)

Glory be to Him Who put this [means of transport] to our service. We would never have been able to subject them to our control. And to our Lord shall we return. (43:13-14)

23. Supplication for Acceptance of Supplications

رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلۡ مِنَّاؕاِنَّکَ اَنۡتَ السَّمِیۡعُ الۡعَلِیۡمُ (127:2)

Our Lord! Accept our supplications. Indeed you hear and know all. (2:127)

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