Du’as

There are many short du’as which can be easily memorised by the students and recited daily. Below are some du’as parents are encouraged to practice at home with their children.

  • Du’a Imam-e-Zaman
  • Du’a Faraj
  • Du’a When in Distress
  • Du’a Before Sleeping
  • Du’a for Forgiveness of Parents
  • Du’a for Forgiveness
  • Du’a for Knowledge
DU’A IMAM-E-ZAMAN
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Bismillahi ’r-rahmani ’r-rahim
In the Name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful
اَللّهُمَّ كُنْ لِوَلِيِّكَ الْحُجَّةِ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ
Allaahumma kun le-waliyyekal hujjatibnil hasane
Your blessings be on him and his forefathers,
صَلَواتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلى آبائِهِ
Salawaatoka a’layhe wa a’laa aaabaa-ehi
in this hour and in every hour,
في هذِهِ السّاعَةِ وَفي كُلِّ ساعَةٍ
Fee haazehis saa-a’te wa fee kulle saa-a’tin
a guardian, a protector, a leader, a helper, a proof, and an eye.
وَلِيّاً ‏وَحافِظاً وَقائِداً وَناصِراً وَدَليلاً وَعَيْناً
Waliyyawn wa haafezawn wa qaa-edawn wa naaserawn wa daleelawn wa a’ynan
until You make him live on the earth, in obedience (to You), and cause him to live in it for a long time.
حَتّى تُسْكِنَهُ أَرْضَكَ طَوْعاً وَتُمَتِّعَهُ فيها طَويلاً.‏
Hattaa tuskenahu arzaka taw-a’n wa tomatte-a’hu feehaa taweelaa.
O One who directs all the affairs, O One who will raise those who are in the graves, O One who makes the rivers flow, O One who softened the iron for Dawood, Bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, and do for me . . . (ask for your wishes), in this night, this night.
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DU’A FARAJ
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Bismillahi ’r-rahmani ’r-rahim
In the Name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful
إلهي عظم البلاء وبرح الخفاء
Ilahi ‘azuma’l-bala’u wa bariha’l-khafa’
O my Lord! The calamity has aggravated; the absence prolonged;
وانكشف الغطاء وانقطع الرجاء ،
Wa’nkashafa’l-ghita’u wa’nqata‘a’r-raja’
The curtain of modesty has been lifted; hope has been curtailed;
وضاقت الأرض ومنعت السماء
Wa daqati’l-ardu wa muni‘ati’s-sama’
The earth has been narrow; and sky has been denied.
وأنت المستعان وإليك المشتكى
Wa anta’l-musta‘anu wa ilayka’l-mushtaka
And You are the One from whom help is sought and complaints are made
وعليك المعول في الشدة والرخاء ،
Wa ‘alayka al-mu‘awwalu fi’sh-shiddati wa’r-rakha’
And in You we trust in the times of difficulty.
اللهم صل على محمد وآل محمد
Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammad wa ali Muhammad
O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad (S) and the progeny of Muhammad (S),
أولي الأمر الذين فرضت علينا طاعتهم
Uli’l-amri’l-ladhina faradta ‘alayna ta‘atahum
The possessors of authority whose obedience you have enjoined upon us
وعرفتنا بذلك منزلتهم ، ففرج عنا بحقهم فرجاً عاجلاً قريباً كلمح البصر أو هو أقرب
Wa ‘arraftana bidhalika manzilatahum fafarrij ‘anna bi-haqqihim farajan ‘ajilan qariban kalamhi’l-basari aw huwa aqrab
And by that made us aware of their position. Then make open for us, by their truth, an immediate opening, immediate as a wink or sooner.
يا محمد ياعلي، ياعلي يامحمد
Ya Muhammadu ya ‘Aliyyu ya Muhammad
O Muhammad! O ‘Ali! O ‘Ali! O Muhammad!
أكفياني فإنكما كافيان وانصراني فإنكما ناصران
Ikfiyani fainnakuma kafiyani wa’n-surani fainnakuma nasiran
Suffice me both of you as both of you are sufficient.
Help me—two of you—for you are my helpers.
يا مولانا ياصاحب الزمان
Ya mawlana ya sahiba’z-zaman
O our Master, O Master of the Time!
الغوث الغوث الغوث
Al-ghawtha’l-ghawtha’l-ghawth,
Help! Help!
أدركني أدركني أدركني
Adrikni adrikniadrikni
Rescue me! Rescue me! Rescue me!
الساعة الساعة الساعة 
As-sa‘ata’s-sa‘ata’s-sa‘ah
This moment! This moment! This moment!

العجل العجل العجل
Al-‘ajala’l-‘ajala’l-‘ajal
Hasten, hasten, hasten!
يا أرحم الراحمين ، بحق محمد وآله الطاهرين
Ya arhama’r-rahimina bi-haqqi Muhammad wa alihi’ttahirin
O Most Merciful of the Merciful,
For the sake of Muhammad (S) and his holy progeny.
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DU’A AT THE TIME OF DISTRESS

حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ

Hasbunallah-wa ni’- mal wa-keel.
Allah (SWT) is sufficient for me and He is the Best Helper.                                                                                     _______________________________________________________________________

DU’A BEFORE SLEEPING

بِاسْمِكَ اللَّهُمَّ أَمُوتُ وَأَحْيَا 

Bismika allahuma amutu wa ahya

In your name, O Allah, I die and I live.
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DU’A FOR FORGIVENESS OF PARENTS 
رَبِّ ارحَمهُما كَما رَبَّيانى صَغيرًا
Rabbir ham huma kama raba yani sagheera
My Lord! bestow on them Your mercy as they did bring me up when I was young.
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DU’A FOR FORGIVENESS 
رَبَّنَا إِنَّنَا آمَنَّا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
Rabbana innana amanna faghfir lana dhunuubana wa qinna ‘adhaban-Naar
Our Lord! We have indeed believed: forgive us, then, our sins, and save us from the agony of the Fire
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DU’A FOR KNOWLEDGE 
رَّبِّ زِدْنِى عِلْمًا
Rabbi zid-ni ilma
My Lord! Increase me in Knowledge