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Prayers From Quran

Supplication for acceptance of efforts

 

Rabbanaa ta-qabbal minnaa 'innaka 'Antas-Samii-'ul-'Aliim 

Our Rabb! accept from us. You indeed, You are the all-Hearing, the all-Knowing. (2:127)

Supplication for Acceptance of Prayers

Rabbij-'alnii muqii-mas-Salaati wa min zurriyyatii, Rabbanaa wa taqabbal Du-'aaa 

My Rabb! make me steadfast in Salat and from my offspring; our Rabb! and accept my prayer. (14:40)

 

 

Prophet Ibrahim (pbh) was gifted with two sons in his old age, Isma'il and Is-haq. As a parent, he supplicated to Allah (swt) to make him steadfast in his salat. He also asked to make his offspring steadfast in their salat. Although we may be offering our salat sincerely, it remains with Allah (swt) to accept our salat. This supplication also begs that Allah (swt) may not reject our salat. If Allah (swt) wills, He will reward us for our attempt in making a salat.

 

supplications during distress

Qulillaa-humma maalikal-mulki tu'til-mulka man tashaaa-'u wa tanzi-'ul-mulka mimman tashaaa'. Wa tu-'izzu man tashaaa-'u wa tuzillu man tashaaa' bi-yadikal-khayr. 'Innaka 'alaa kulli shay-'in Qadeer

Tuulijul-layla fin-nahaari wa tuulijun-nahaara feel layl wa tukhrijul-hayya minal mayyiti wa tukhrijul-mayyita minal hayyi wa tarzuqu man tashaaa-'u bi-gayri hisaab

Say: " O Allah! Master of the kingdom! You give the kingdom to whom You please, and You snatch the kingdom from whom You please; and You exalt whom You please and You abase whom You please. In Your hand is all good. Surely You are Possessor of power over all things. You cause the night to merge into the day, and You cause the day to merge into the night; and You bring forth the living out of the dead, and You bring forth the dead out of the living; and You give sustenance to whom You please without reckoning!" (3:25-26)

 

 

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was instructed to make this supplication in Surah Al-i-Imran. This verse refers to the situation of the Israilites. They had the kingdom, and Allah took it away. Israilites, who were a living nation, are turned into a spiritually dead community. Arabs, who were spiritually at the abyss, are now bustling with life with the message of Islam brought by Muhammad (PBUH). Any student of history will attest that many nations and kingdoms, which were once blessed by Allah are in a dismay now. Allah made them spiritually dead, politically and financially bankrupt, just because these people went away from Truth. In our daily situation, when we are at the pit of troubles and devastated morally, spiritually or in worldly affairs, only Allah can bring us back

 

supplications for protection against evil ones

 

Rabbi'a-uuzubika min hamazaatish -shayaatiini

Wa 'a-uuzu bika Rabbi 'any-yahzuruun

My Rabb! I take refuge with You -- from the prompting of the Evil-ones;

And I take refuge with You, O Rabb! lest they come up to me. (23:97-98)

 

 supplications against oppressers

In Surah Al-Mu'minun, Allah (swt) has instructed Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) to recite this supplication in the face of oppression by the leaders of Quraish

supplications aRabbanaa 'akhrijnaa min haazihil qaryatiz-zalimi 'ahluhaa; waj-'al-lanaa mil la-dunka waliy-yanw waj-'al lanaa milla dunka naseeraa 

Our Rabb! take us out of this habitat whose people are oppressors, and make for us a protecting-friend from Your presence and make for us a helper from Your presence. (4:75)

 

 

Believing slaves, both males, females and children, who were persecuted in Makkah, made this supplication to Allah to protect them from the oppressors

Supplication expressing gratitude

 

Rabbi qad 'aatay-tanee minal-mulki wa allam-tanee min- ta'-weelil-'ahadees,- Faatiras-samaa-waati wal-arz: 'anta wa-liyyii fid-dunyaa wal-'akhirati ta-waffanee musliman-wa 'al-hiqnee bis-saali-heen 

My Rabb! You have already given me of the kingdom and taught me the interpretation of the narratives; Originator of the heavens and the earth! You are my Protector in this world and the Hereafter. Make me die as a Muslim, and join me with the righteous. (12:101)

 

 

Prophet Yusuf (pbh) made this supplication after he became the ruler of Egypt, and he met with his parents. The parents prostrated to Allah and Yusuf (pbh) realized his dream of eleven stars and the sun and the moon making obeisance to Allah. 

 

Supplication for believers Rabba-nagfir lee wa li-waali-dayya wa lil mu'mi-neena yawma yaquu-mul-hisaab

Our Rabb! protect me and my parents and the Believers -- on the day when the reckoning is set up. (14:41)

 

 

This supplication is a part of a series of supplications made by Prophet Ibrahim (pbh). He had offered this supplication for protection from Hell-fire. This is an extraordinary supplication where Ibrahim (pbh) is not only asking for him and his parents, but for all the believers. This should be an example for us to include other believers in our supplications so that Allah grants His mercy to all Muslims. This supplication is not only for the supplicator and his (her) parents but also for the whole believer community. When we all make this supplication, we are in fact seeking protection for each other on the day of Reckoning. 

Supplication for dying in righteousness

Rabbi qad 'aatay-tanee minal-mulki wa allam-tanee min- ta'-weelil-'ahadees,- Faatiras-samaa-waati wal-arz: 'anta wa-liyyii fid-dunyaa wal-'akhirati ta-waffanee musliman-wa 'al-hiqnee bis-saali-heen 

My Rabb! You have already given me of the kingdom and taught me the interpretation of the narratives; Originator of the heavens and the earth! You are my Protector in this world and the Hereafter. Make me die as a Muslim, and join me with the righteous. (12:101)

 

 

Prophet Yusuf (pbh) made this supplication after he became the ruler of Egypt, and he met with his parents. The parents prostrated to Allah and Yusuf (pbh) realized his dream of eleven stars and the sun and the moon making obeisance to Allah. Although Yusuf (pbh) received the kingdom, the supplication also asks for death as Muslim. How much would our earthly wealth, property mean if we do not die as Muslims and most importantly, if we are not with the righteous in the hereafter?

Supplication for good of both worlds

Rabbanaaa 'aatinaa fiddunyaa hasanatanw wa fil 'aakhirati hasanatanw-wa qinaa 'azaaban-naar.

Our Rabb! give us good in this world, and good in the Hereafter, and save us from the chastisement of the Fire. (2:201)

 

 

This supplication which is made by Muslims are compared to another supplication mentioned in the previous verse (2:200). That supplication is "Our Rabb! give us in this world". That supplicantion, made by worldly individuals, is insufficient and provides no share in the Hereafter. Based on these two supplications, Allah (swt) is recommending us to ask for good in both the worlds, here and the hereafter. 

general supplications

Qulilla-humma maalikal-mulki tu'teel mulka man tashaaa-'u wa tanzi 'ul mulka mimman tashaaa'. Wa tu-'izzu man tashaa-'u wa tuzillu man-tashaaa', bi-yadikal khayr. 'Innaka 'alaa kulli shay-'in qadeer.

Tuulijul-layla fin-nahaari wa tuulijun-nahaara fil-layl: wa tukhrijul hayya minal mayyiti wa tukhrijul mayyita minal-hayyi wa tarzuqu man tashaaa-'u bi-gayri hisaab

Say: " O Allah! Master of the kingdom! You give the kingdom to whom You please, and You snatch the kingdom from whom You please; and You exalt whom You please and You abase whom You please. In Your hand is all good. Surely You are Possessor of power over all things. You cause the night to merge into the day, and You cause the day to merge into the night; and You bring forth the living out of the dead, and You bring forth the dead out of the living; and You give sustenance to whom You please without reckoning!" (3:25-26)

 

 

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was instructed to make this supplication in Surah Al-i-Imran. This verse refers to the situation of the Israilites. They had the kingdom, and Allah took it away. Israilites, who were a living nation, are turned into a spiritually dead community. Arabs, who were spiritually at the abyss, are now bustling with life with the message of Islam brought by Muhammad (PBUH). Any student of history will attest that many nations and kingdoms, which were once blessed by Allah are in a dismay now. Allah made them spiritually dead, politically and financially bankrupt, just because these people went away from Truth. In our daily situation, when we are at the pit of troubles and devastated morally, spiritually or in worldly affairs, only Allah can bring us back. When we are in distress, a sincere supplication to Allah can turn things 180 degrees. 

Supplication for honor on the Day of Awakening

 

 

Rabbana waatina ma wa'adtana 'ala rusulika wala tukhzina yawmal-qiyamati innaka la tukhliful-mee'ada

Our Rabb! and give us what You have promised us through Your rasuls, and do not disgrace us on the day of Awakening. Surely You do not break promise. (3:193)

 

 

This supplication is part of a series of supplications mentioned in Surah (Al-i-Imran). These supplications are made by those people who remember Allah, whether they are sitting, standing or lying (3:190). In verse 3:194, which follows these three supplications, we see that Allah 'immediately responds' to these supplications, and rewards with entry to 'Gardens beneath which flow the rivers'. Do we need any thing else when Allah responds immediately to these supplications?

Supplication for safety in journey Bismillaahi maj-rai-haa wa mursaa-haa, 'Inna Rabbii la-Gafuu-rur-Rahiim

With the name of Allah be its sailing and its anchoring. Surely my Rabb is indeed Protector, most Rewarding. (11:41)

 

 

Prophet Nuh (pbh) made this supplication after he loaded a pair of animals in his Ark, except his unbelieving son. The deluge made waves towering as high as mountains. This supplication helped Nuh (pbh), the believers and the necessary animals in the Ark sail through the deluge till the water subsided. 

Supplication for knowledge

Rabbi zidnee 'ilmaa

My Rabb! increase me in knowledge. (20:114)

 

 

This supplication is taught to Muhammad (PBUH) by Allah Himself in Surah Ta Ha. The verse relates to an instruction not to hasten with Qur-an before it is completely revealed. While revealation of Qur-an was incomplete, our Rasul (PBUH) was instructed to make this supplication. In our situation, when our knowledge is limited about Qur-an, we should always make this supplication to understand Qur-an more. If Allah grants us knowledge, whether in the field of theology, science or technology, then we should be able to understand Qur-an even better. 

Supplication against natural calamity

 

Rabbi law shi'-ta 'ahlak-ta hum-minqablu wa 'iyyaay. 'Atuh-liku-naa bimaa fa-'alas-sufahaa-'uminnaa. 'In hiya 'illaa fitna-tuk. Tuzillu bihaa man-tashaa-'u wa tahdil man-tashaa. 'Anta waliyyunaa fagfir lanaa warhamnaa wa 'anta khayrul-gaafiriin.

 

My Rabb! if You had so wished, You could have destroyed them before this, and me. Will You destroy us on account of what the foolish among us have done? This is nothing but Your trial. You leave in straying thereby whom You please and You guide whom You please. You are our Protector, therefore forgive us and have Mercy on us, for You are the Best of forgivers. (7:155)

 

 

During the absence of Prophet Musa (pbh), Israilites took a calf as an object of worship. When Musa returned to his people, he was angry and sad at this development. Then Musa selected 70 men of unsound faith for Allah's tryst. These people of dubious faith were overtaken by an earthquake. At that time, Musa (pbh) made this supplication to rescue the people who were not at fault

Supplication for offspring

 

Rabbi hab lii mil-ladunka zurriyyatan tayyibah 'innaka samii-'ud-du'aa'

My Rabb! give me from Yourself a pure offspring. You are indeed Hearer of prayer. (3:37)

 

 

Prophet Zakariya made this supplication as mentioned in Surah Al-e-Imran. Maryam was entrusted with Zakariya as a guradian. When Maryam grew up in purity and devoutness, Zakariya longed for such a child for himself. A child who would be as pure, virtuous and honorable as Maryam. In the following verse, 3:38, malaks brought the glad tidings of Yahya, "a noble and a chaste man, and a nabi from among the righteous". Note the emphasis at the end of the supplication that Allah is "indeed Hearer of prayer". Do we need any other kind of reassurance?

Supplication for orators and writers

Rabbisrah lii sadrii, Wa yassir lii 'amrii, Wahlul 'uqdatam-mil-li-saanii' Yafqahuu qawlii 

My Rabb! expand for me my breast, and make my affair easy for me, and release the knot from my tongue, they may understand my speech. (20:25-28)

 

 

Prophet Musa (pbh) made this supplication while proceeding to the court of Fir'awn for the arguments. In this supplication, there is request to increase knowledge base - an important requirement for arguments. The second request is to remove physical limitations or limitation of resources. This limitation could be a writer's block that we often face. Also, the third request is to make a lucid, easy to understand arguments. As we know, Musa (pbh) was succesful in the Fir'awn's court and the wise men in the court had accepted the truth.

Supplication for parents

Rabba-nagfir lee wa li-waali-dayya wa lil mu'mi-niina yawma yaquu-mul hisaab

Our Rabb! protect me and my parents and the Believers -- on the day when the reckoning is set up. (14:41)

 

 

This supplication, which is a part of a series of supplication made by Prophet Ibrahim (pbh), as mentioned in Surah Ibrahim. This is an extraordinary supplication where Ibrahim (pbh) is not only asking for him and his parents, but for all the believers. This should be an example for us to include other believers in our supplications so that Allah grants His mercy to all Muslims. This supplication is not only for the supplicator and his (her) parents but also for the whole believer community. When we all make this supplication, we are in fact seeking protection for each other on the day of Reckoning.

 

Supplication for perseverance

Rabbanaaa 'afrig 'alaynaa sabranw-wa sabbit 'aqdaamanaa wan-surnaa 'alal-qawmil-kaafireen 

Our Rabb! pour down upon us perseverance, and make our feet firm, and help us against the unbelieving people. (2:250)

 

 

When Talut (Saul) marched with his soldiers to confront Jalut (Goliath), the small force of Talut including Dawud made this supplication. Jalut's army was larger than Talut's. But on Talut's side was Allah since Talut was marching to establish a kingdom in the name of Allah. In the war, Talut's forces fought with the authority of Allah, in a response to this supplication. Dawud had killed Jalut, and Allah gave Dawud the kingdom and wisdom as mentioned in the verse (2:251) that follows this supplication. 

Supplication for protection and mercy

 

Rabba-nagfir lee wa li-waali-dayya wa lil mu'mi-niina yawma yaquu-mul hisaab 

Our Rabb! protect me and my parents and the Believers -- on the day when the reckoning is set up. (14:41)

 

 

This supplication, which is a part of a series of supplication made by Prophet Ibrahim (pbh), as mentioned in Surah Ibrahim. This supplication is not only for the supplicator and his (her) parents but also for the whole believer community. When we all make this supplication, we are in fact asking protection for each other on the day of Reckoning.

Supplication for protection from hellfire

Rabbanagfir lii waliwalidayya wa lil mu'mi-niina yawma yaquu-mul-hisaab

Our Rabb! protect me and my parents and the Believers -- on the day when the reckoning is set up. (14:41)

 

 

This supplication which was made by Prophet Ibrahim (pbh) is narrated along with a series of supplications in Surah Ibrahim. This is an extraordinary supplication where Ibrahim (pbh) is not only asking for him and his parents, but for all the believers. This should be an example for us to include other believers in our supplications so that Allah grants His mercy to all Muslims. This supplication is not only for the supplicator and his (her) parents but also for the whole believer community. When we all make this supplication, we are in fact seeking protection for each other on the day of Reckoning. 

Supplication for provisions of life

Qulilla-humma maalikal-mulki tu'teel mulka man tashaaa-'u wa tanzi 'ul mulka mimman tashaaa'. Wa tu-'izzu man tashaa-'u wa tuzillu man-tashaaa', bi-yadikal khayr. 'Innaka 'alaa kulli shay-'in qadeer.

Tuulijul-layla fin-nahaari wa tuulijun-nahaara fil-layl: wa tukhrijul hayya minal mayyiti wa tukhrijul mayyita minal-hayyi wa tarzuqu man tashaaa-'u bi-gayri hisaab

Say: " O Allah! Master of the kingdom! You give the kingdom to whom You please, and You snatch the kingdom from whom You please; and You exalt whom You please and You abase whom You please. In Your hand is all good. Surely You are Possessor of power over all things. You cause the night to merge into the day, and You cause the day to merge into the night; and You bring forth the living out of the dead, and You bring forth the dead out of the living; and You give sustenance to whom You please without reckoning!" (3:25-26 )

 

 

Prophet Muhammad)PBUH) was instructed to make this supplication in Surah Al-i-Imran. This verse refers to the situation of the Israilites. They had the kingdom, and Allah took it away. Israilites, who were a living nation, are turned into a spiritually dead community. Arabs, who were spiritually at the abyss, are now bustling with life with the message of Islam brought by Muhammad (PBUH). Any student of history will attest that many nations and kingdoms, which were once blessed by Allah are in a dismay now. Allah made them spiritually dead, politically and financially bankrupt, just because these people went away from Truth. In our daily situation, when we are at the pit of troubles and devastated morally, spiritually or in worldly affairs, only Allah can bring us back. When we are in distress, a sincere supplication to Allah can turn things 180 degrees. 

Supplication for keeping in the right path

Rabbi hab lii hukmanwa 'alhiqnee bis-saaliheen 

My Rabb! grant me wisdom, and join me with the righteous. (26:83)

  

 

Prophet Ibrahim(pbh) had made this supplication as mentioned in Surah As-Shu'ara (the Poets). Ibrahim (pbh) was making a dawah to his sire Azar and his people. The people were disbelievers. Ibrahim (pbh) while explaing to the people about the truth and benefits of obeying Allah, made this supplication. This supplication stresses that our knowledge should guide us to be righteous. We are to be righetous, not blindly, but based on sound knowledge and wisdom. 

Supplication for sacrifice

'Inna salaatee wa nusukii wa mah-yaaya wa mamaatee lil-laahi Rabbil-'aalamiin.

Laa shareeka lah: wa bizaa-lika 'umirtu wa 'ana 'awwa-lul- muslimeen. 

Surely my Salat and my sacrifice and my living and my dying are for the sake of Allah- Rabb of all the worlds. No partners has He; and thus I am commanded, and I am the foremost of the Muslims. (6:163-164)

 

 

Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) was instructed to make this supplication in Surah Al-An'am. In the Holy Qur-an, there are several supplications which were mentioned as made by prophets and believers. There are also some supplications which are taught by Allah Himself. This is one of such supplications, being taught by Allah to our dear Rasul (PBUH). In two verses, this supplication encompasses every aspect of our life.

Supplication seeking pardon

Rabbi innii 'a-'uuzu bika 'an 'as-'alaka maa laysa lii bihii 'ilm. Wa 'illaa tagfir lii wa tarhamnii 'akum-minal khaa-sireen 

My Rabb! surely I seek refuge with You for asking You that about which I have no knowledge; and if You do not forgive me and have mercy to me, I shall become of the losers. (11:47)

 

 

Prophet Nuh (pbh) had requested Allah to save his sinner son at the time of Great Deluge on the pretext of he being a member of his family. He had done this request out of fatherly love for his son (11:45). But the son being a sinner and rejecter of faith, was not to be saved. Allah knows best why he would not be saved. Allah admonishes Nuh not to ask about which he as no knowledge (11:46). This supplication is to be made to show humility in our mind and seek forgiveness and guidance from Allah. We admit that we know so little about unknown and unseen. It is Allah to whom we seek refuge and we plead to Allah saying if He does not guide us then we shall become loser. It is like complete submission to Almighty Allah for His mercy and guidance.

Supplication for shelter

Rabbi 'innii limaaa 'anzalta 'ilayya min khairin-faqeer 

My Rabb!I am indeed needy of whatever good You may send to me. (28:24)

 

 

Prophet Musa (pbh) was traveling to the desert of Madyan and he found some men were watering their animals and two women were standing helpless. Musa (pbh) helped these women with water, and then returned to a shade of a tree. At this time, he made this supplication with a reference to the shade of the tree as whatever good thing. Allah responded to this supplication. As a result, one of these women came to him and with an invitation from her old father. The old man was kind to Musa, offered him shelter and gave one of the two daughters in marriage to Musa. 

Supplication for truth

 

Rabbih-kum bil-haqq! Wa rabbunar-rahmanul musta-'aanu 'aala maa tasifoon.

My Rabb! You decide with truth. And our Rabb is the Rahman whose help is invoked against what you attribute. (21:112)

 

 

Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) made this supplication as mentioned in Surah Al-Anbiya'. This supplication confirms Allah as the ultimate Judge of truth and that He alone will protect us against blasphemies uttered by non-believers.

Supplication for victory against odds

Rabbanaaa 'afrig 'alaynaa sabranw-wa sabbit 'aqdaamanaa wan-surnaa 'alal-qawmil-kaafireen

Our Rabb! pour down upon us perseverance, and make our feet firm, and help us against the unbelieving people.(2:250)

 

 

When Talut marched with his soldiers to confront Jalut (Goliath), the small force of Talut including Dawud made this supplication. Jalut's army was larger than Talut's. But on Talut's side was Allah - since Talut was marching to establish a kingdom in the name of Allah. In the war, Talut's forces fought witht he authority of Allah, in a response to this supplication. Dawud had killed Jalut, and Allah gave Dawud the kingdom and wisdom as mentioned in the verse (2:251) that follows this supplication. 

Supplication for victory of Islam

Rabbanaa laa tu-'aa-khiznaa 'in-nasiinaa 'aw 'akhta'-naa. Rabbana wa laa tahmil 'alaynaa 'is-ran-kamaa hamal-tahuu 'alal-lazina min-qablinaa. Rabbana wa laa tuhammil-naa maa laa taaqata lanaa bih. Wa'-fu 'annaa wag-fir lanaa, war-ham-na. 'Anta mawlaa naa fan-surnaa 'alal-qawmil kaafireen.

Our Rabb! do not take us to task if we forget, or we make a mistake; our Rabb! and do not lay upon us a burden as you had lain on those before us; our Rabb! and do not impose upon us that for which no strength have we. Therefore pardon us; and grant us protection; and be kind to us. You are our Patron; therefore help us over the Unbelieving people. (2:286)

 

 

This is the concluding verse of Surah Al-Baqarah. This supplication is very important since one hadith narrates that "whoever prays as taught in the last two verses of the Baqarah, they are sufficient for him" (Bu. 64:12). Although this supplication is meant for victory of Islam, it also stresses the need to be humble and need to protect us from evil. 

May Allah forgive our sins

Dr Asif Kazi