Duas in the Holy Quran

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Syed Sharfuddin

In the name of Allah the most beneficent, the most merciful.

In the holy Quran Duas are of three types – Duas that Allah’s messengers, angels and other pious men and women have made in their times and which are narrated in the holy Quran; Duas which Allah has taught to our prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be on him; and Duas which Allah has commanded the believers to make. These are the people who are “the steadfast, the truthful, the obedient, those who spend (and do not hoard) and those who pray for forgiveness in the watches of the night.” [Surah Al-e-Imran 3:18]

Duas also have three distinct features. Some Duas contain the glorification of Allah. Some are supplications from prophets and believers asking for help from Allah in this world and in the hereafter. Some are Duas which Allah has taught us through Prophet Muhammad to recite in our prayers to and Zikr of Subhanuhu wa Taala.

There are numerous verses in the holy Quran which provide the appropriate syntax to be used by man to remember Allah (Zikr) and engage in the praise of the good and glorious Lord in the manner as was done by His prophets and people of faith who preceded us in the world. Some of these verses are given below as illustration.

Glorification of Allah (Ayat Al Kursi)
“Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His dominion extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the most high, the most great.” [Surah Al-Baqara 2:255]

Glorification of Allah
“And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and Allah is over all things competent.” [Surah Al-e-Imran 3:189]

Glorification of Allah
“Call upon Allah or call upon the most merciful. Whichever [name] you call – to Him belong the best names.” And do not recite [too] loudly in your prayer or [too] quietly but seek between that an [intermediate] way. And say, “Praise is for Allah who has not taken a son and has had no partner in [His] dominion and has no [need of a] protector out of weakness; and glorify Him with [great] glorification.” [Surah Al-Isra 17: 110 to111]

Glorification of Allah
“He is Allah, save whom there is no deity. Unto Him all praise is due, at the beginning and at the end (of time) and with Him rests all judgment; and unto Him you all shall be brought back.” [Surah Al Qasas 28:70]

Glorification of Allah
“Allah is infinite in His glory, above anything that men may devise by way of definition.” [Surah Al-Saffat 37:159]

Glorification of Allah
“(Allah is) the forgiver of sin, acceptor of repentance, severe in punishment, owner of abundance. There is no deity except Him; to Him is the (final) destination. [Surah Al-Ghafir 40:3]

Glorification of Allah
“Allah is He save whom there is no deity: the Sovereign, the Supreme, the Holy, the one with whom all salvation rests, the giver of Faith, the one who determines what is true and false, the Almighty, the one who subdues wrong and restores right, the one to whom all greatness belongs. Utterly remote is Allah, in His limitless glory, from anything to which men may ascribe a share in His divinity.” [Surah Al Hashr 59:23]

Glorification of Allah
All that in the heavens and all that is on earth extol the limitless glory of Allah, the Sovereign and Supreme, the Holy. The Almighty, the Wise.” [Surah Juma 62:1]

Glorification of Allah
“All this is in the heavens and all that is on earth extol Allah’s limitless glory: His is all dominion, and to Him all praise is due; and He has the power to will anything.” [Surah Al-Taghabun 64:1]

The most comprehensive Dua in the holy Quran is Surah Fatiha (Chapter 1 of the holy Quran). Fateha is recited in every rakaat of the Salat and is also read in the prayer for the dead, Salat Al Janaza.

Glorification of Allah in Surah Fatiha
“All praise is for to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. The most beneficent, the most merciful. Sovereign of the day of recompense. It is You (our Lord) who we worship and You (our Lord) we ask for help. Guide us to the straight path. The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favours, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger and have gone astray.” [Surah Al-Fatiha 1: 1 to 7]

Dua of Adam and Eve (after committing the original sin)
“Our Lord we both have wronged our souls. If you do not forgive us and do not bestow upon us Your mercy; we shall certainly be among the losers”. [Surah Al-Araf 7:23]

Dua of Noah
“My Lord, I seek refuge in You from asking that of which I have no knowledge. And unless You forgive me and have mercy upon me, I will be among the losers.” [11:47]

Dua of Noah
“My Lord, forgive me and my parents and whoever enters my house a believer and the believing men and believing women. And do not increase the wrongdoers except in destruction.” [Surah Nuh 71:28]

Dua of (Heber) Hud
“Indeed, I have relied upon Allah, my Lord and your Lord. There is no creature but that He holds its forelock. Indeed, my Lord is on a path [that is] straight.” [11:56]

Dua of Abraham (after he and his son Ishmael raised the foundations of Kaaba)
“Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us for You are the all-hearing and all-knowing.” [Surah Al-Baqara 2:127]

Dua of Abraham
“Our Lord! Make of us Muslims, bowing to your Will, and of our progeny a people who are Muslim, bowing to Your (will); and show us our place for the celebration of (due) rites; and turn unto us (in mercy); for you are most merciful.” [Surah Al-Baqara 2:128]

Dua of Abraham
“Indeed I have set my face, firmly and truly, towards Him who created the heavens and the earth, and never shall I ascribe partners to Allah.” [Surah Al-Anaam 6:79]

Dua of Abraham
“My Lord, make this city (Makkah) secure and keep me and my sons away from worshipping idols.” [Surah Ibrahim 14:35]

Dua of Abraham
“O our Lord. Truly You know what we conceal and what we reveal: for nothing whatever is hidden from Allah, whether on earth or in heaven.” [Surah Ibrahim 14:38]

Dua of Abraham
“My Lord, make me an establisher of prayer, and (many) from my descendants. (Indeed You are) our Lord, and accept (our) my Dua.” [Surah Ibrahim 14:40]

Dua of Abraham
“O our Lord, forgive me and my parents and the believers on the day of reckoning when everyone will be held to account.” [Surah Ibrahim 14:41]

Dua of Abraham

(The Lord of the universe) is “the one who created me, and He [is the one who] guides me. And it is He who (provides) food to me and gives me (water to) drink. And when I am ill, it is He who cures me. And (He is the one) who will cause me to die and then bring me (back) to life. And I aspire that He will forgive my sins on the day of recompense.” [Surah Al-Shuara 26:78-81]

Dua of Abraham
“My Lord, grant me authority and join me with the righteous. And grant me a reputation of honour among later generations. And forgive my father. Indeed, he has been of those (who went) astray. And do not disgrace me on the day they are [all] resurrected. The day when there will not benefit [anyone] wealth or children. But only one who comes to Allah with a sound heart.” And Paradise will be brought near [that Day] to the righteous. And Hellfire will be brought forth for the deviators” [Surah Al-Shuara 26:83-92]

Dua of Abraham
“Lord, grant me (an offspring) from among the righteous.” [Surah Al-Saffat 37:100]

Dua of the Youth of the Cave
“Our Lord bestow on us mercy from Yourself, and dispose of our affairs for us in the right way.” [Surah Kahf 18:10]

Dua of Joseph
“Creator of the heavens and earth, You are my protector in this world and in the hereafter. Cause me to die a Muslim and join me with the righteous.” [Surah Yusuf 12:101]

Dua of the companions of Jethro
“Our Lord decide between us and our people in truth, for You are the best to decide.” [Surah Al-Araf 7:89]

Dua of Jethro
“Upon Him I have relied, and to Him I return.” [Surah Hud 11:88]

Dua of Job (Ayub)
“Indeed, adversity has touched me, and You (my Lord) are the most merciful of the merciful.” [Surah Al-Ambia 21:83]

Dua of the companions of Saul (Taloot)
“Our Lord bestow on us endurance, make our foothold sure, and give us help against the disbelievers.” [Surah Al-Baqara 2:250]

Dua of the companions of Moses
“Our Lord pour out on us patience and constancy and take our souls unto thee as Muslims (who bow to Your will).” [Surah Al-Araf 7:126]

Dua of Moses
“O my Lord forgive me and my brother. Admit us to Your mercy, for You are the most merciful of those who show mercy.” [Surah Al-Araf 7:151]

Dua of the companions of Moses
“Our Lord, make us not (objects of) trial for the wrongdoing people. And save us by Your mercy from the disbelieving people.” [Surah Yunus 10:85 and 86]

Dua of Moses
“My Lord, expand for me my breast (with assurance). And ease for me my task. And untie the knot from my tongue. That they may understand my speech. And appoint for me a minister from my family. Aaron my brother. Increase through him my strength. And let him share my task. That we may exalt You much. And remember You much. Indeed, You are ever seeing us.” [Surah Ta’ha 20: 25 to 35]

Dua of Moses
“My Lord, indeed I have wronged myself, so forgive me,” and He forgave him. Indeed, He is the Forgiving, the Merciful. “My Lord, for the favour You bestowed upon me, I will never be an assistant to the criminals.” [Surah Al-Qasas 28:16-17]

Dua of Moses
“My Lord, save me from the wrongdoing people.” [Surah Al-Qasas 28:21]

Dua of David
“Allah is the best guardian, and He is the most merciful of the merciful.” [Surah Yusuf 12:64]

Dua of David and Solomon
“Praise be to Allah who has favoured us over many of His believing servants.” [Surah Al-Namal 27:15]

Dua of Solomon
“My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favour which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to do righteous deeds which You approve. And admit me by Your mercy into [the ranks of] Your righteous servants.” [Surah Al-Namal 27:19]

Dua of Jonah (Yunus)
“There is no deity except You; exalted are You. Indeed, I have been among the wrongdoers.” [Surah Al-Ambia 21:87]

Dua of Zachariah
“O my Lord grant unto me from You a progeny that is pure: for You answer Dua.” [Surah Al-e-Imran 3:38]

Dua of Zachariah
And indeed, I fear the successors after me and my wife has been barren, so give me (my Lord) from Yourself an heir. [Surah Maryam 19:4]

Dua of Zachariah
“My Lord, do not leave me alone (with no heir), while you are the best of inheritors.” [Surah Al-Ambia 21:89]

Dua of Jesus
“O Allah our Lord send us from heaven a table set (with viands), that there may be (food) for us – for the first (of us) and the last of us – a solemn festival and a sign from You; and provide for our sustenance, for You are the best provider (of our needs).” [Surah Al-Maidah 5:114]

Dua of Jesus
‘If You cause them (my followers) to suffer, verily they are Your servants; and if You forgive them, verily, You alone are Almighty and truly wise!” [Surah Al-Maidah 5:118]

Dua of the companions of Jesus
“Our Lord we believe in what You have revealed and we follow the messenger. So count us among those who bear witness (to the truth).” [Surah Al-e-Imran 3:53]

Dua of Prophet Muhammad
“O Allah. Lord of power (and rule), You give power to whoever You please, and You take away power from whoever You please. You endow with honour whoever you please and you take away the honour of whoever you please. In Your hand is all (that is) good. Verily, You have power over all things.” [Surah Al-e-Imran 3:26]

Dua of Prophet Muhammad
“Indeed, my Lord has guided me to a straight path – a correct religion – the way of Abraham, inclining toward truth. And he was not among those who associated others with Allah.” [Surah Al-Anaam 6:161]

Dua of Prophet Muhammad
“Surely my prayer and my sacrifice and my life and my death are (all) for Allah, the Lord of the worlds.” [Surah Al-Anaam 6:162]

Dua of Prophet Muhammad
“He (Allah) has no partner. This I have been commanded and I am the first of the Muslims.” [Surah Al-Anaam 6:163]

Dua of Prophet Muhammad
“But if they turn away, say (O Muhammad SAW): “Allah is sufficient for me. La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), in Him I put my trust and He is the Lord of the mighty Throne” [Surah Taubah 9:129]

Dua of Prophet Muhammad
“My Lord, cause me to enter a sound entrance and to exit a sound exit and grant me from Yourself a supporting authority.” [Surah Al-Isra 17: 80]

Dua of Prophet Muhammad
And say O Mohammad “”My Lord, increase me in knowledge.” [Surah Ta’ha 20: 114]

Dua of Prophet Muhammad
“My Lord, judge (between us) in truth. And our Lord is the most Merciful, the one whose help is sought against that which you describe.” [Surah Al-Ambia 21:112]

Dua of Prophet Muhammad
“My Lord, then do not place me among the wrongdoing people.” [Surah Al-Mominoon 23:94]

Dua of Prophet Muhammad
“My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the incitements of the devils. And I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they be present with me.” [Surah Al-Mominoon 23:97-98]

Dua of Prophet Muhammad
“My Lord, forgive and have mercy, and You are the best of the merciful.” [Surah Al-Mominoon 23:118]

Dua of Prophet Muhammad
“Praise be to Allah and peace upon His servants whom He has chosen. Is Allah better or those they associate with Him?” [Surah Al-Namal 27:59]

Dua of Prophet Muhammad
“So know, [O Muhammad], that there is no deity except Allah and ask forgiveness for your fault and for the believing men and believing women. And Allah knows of your movement and your resting place.” [Surah Muhammad 47:19]

Dua of Believers
“Our Lord grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and save us from the chastisement of hellfire.” [Surah Al-Baqara 2:201]

Dua of Believers
“We make no distinction between any of His messengers.” And they (the believers) say, “We hear and we obey. [We seek] Your forgiveness our Lord and to You is the [final] destination.” [Surah Al-Baqara 2:285]

Dua of Believers
“Our Lord do not condemn us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, do not lay upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, do not burden us with that which we are unable to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people.” [Surah Al-Baqara 2:286]

Dua of Believers
“Our Lord (they say) let not our hearts deviate now after You have guided us, but grant us mercy from Your own presence; for You are the guarantor of bounties without measure.” [Surah Al-e-Imran 3:8]

Dua of Believers
“Our Lord You will bring mankind together on a day about which there is no doubt; for Allah never fails in His promise.” [Surah Al-e-Imran 3:9]

Dua of Believers
“Our Lord we have indeed believed: forgive our sins and save us from the agony of the hellfire.” [Surah Al-e-Imran 3:16].

Dua of Believers
“Allah bears witness that there is no god but He, and (so do) the angels and those possessed of knowledge, maintaining His creation with justice; there is no god but He, the Mighty, the Wise.” [Surah Al-e-Imran 3:18]

Dua of Believers
“Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and anything We may have done that transgressed our duty: Establish our feet firmly, and help us against those that resist Faith.” [Surah Al-e-Imran 3:147]

Dua of Believers
“Allah is sufficient for us and most excellent is the Protector.” [Surah Al-e-Imran 3:173]

Dua of Believers

“Our Lord, You did not create this (world) aimlessly; Glory is all Yours; give us salvation from punishment of Hellfire. “Our Lord! Whoever you destine for Fire, is condemned and never will wrong-doers Find any helpers Our Lord! Forgive us our sins, blot out from us our iniquities, and take to Thyself our souls in the company of the righteous. Our Lord! Grant us what Thou didst promise unto us through Thine apostles, and save us from shame on the Day of Judgment: For Thou never breach Your promise.” [Surah Al-e-Imran 3:191 to 194]

Dua of Believers
“Our Lord! Bring us forth from out this town of which the people are oppressors! Oh, give us from Your presence some protecting friend! Oh, give us from Your presence some defender.” [Surah Al-Nisa 4:75]

Dua of Believers
“Our Lord! We believe; register us among the witnesses. [Surah Al-Maidah 5:83]

Dua of Believers
“My Lord, have mercy upon them (my parents) as they brought me up [when I was] young.” [Surah Al-Isra 17: 24]

Dua of Believers
“Our Lord, we have believed, so forgive us and have mercy upon us, and You are the best of the merciful.” [Surah Al-Mominoon 23:109]

Dua of Believers

“Our Lord remove for us the wrath of hell, for its wrath is indeed a grievous affliction. Indeed, it is an evil abode, and a (terrible) place to belong. [Surah Al-Furqan 25:66-67]

Dua of Believers
“Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous.” [Surah Al-Furqan 25:74]

Dua of Believers
“O Allah Creator of the heavens and the earth, Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, You will judge between your servants concerning that over which they used to differ.” [Surah Al-Zumur 39:46]

Dua of Believers
(That you may settle yourselves upon their backs and then remember the favour of your Lord when you have settled upon them and say). “Exalted is He who has subjected this to us, and we could not have [otherwise] subdued it”. [Surah Al-Zukhruf 43:13]

Dua of Believers
“Glory to the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord of Power and Throne, above what they describe”. [Surah Al-Zukhruf 43:82]

Dua of Believers
Our Lord, forgive us and our brothers who preceded us in faith and put not in our hearts (any) resentment toward those who have believed. Our Lord, indeed You are Kind and Merciful.” [Surah Al-Hashar 59:10]

(And) that He might admit the believers, both men and women, into gardens through which running waters flow, therein to abide, and that He might efface their [past bad] deeds: and that is, in the sight of Allah, indeed a supreme triumph.” [Surah Al-Fath 48:5]

“Our Lord! In You we trust, and toward You we turn in repentance: to You is (our final goal)” [Surah Mumtahana 60:4]

“Our Lord make us not a (test and) trial for the unbelievers, but forgive us, our Lord, for You are the Exalted in might, the Wise,” [Surah Mumtahana 60:4]

“Our Lord perfect our light for us, and grant us forgiveness, for You have power over all things. [Surah Tahrim 66:8]

Dua of the Believer in the Court of Pharaoh of Moses
“I entrust my affair to Allah. Indeed, Allah is seeing of (His) servants.” [Surah Al-Ghafir 40:44]

Dua of a Believer
“My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favour which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to work righteousness of which You will approve and make righteous for me my offspring. Indeed, I have repented to You, and indeed, I am of the (people who are) Muslims.” [Surah Al-Ahqaf 46:15]

Dua of Angels who hold the throne of Allah

“Our Lord your reach is over all things in mercy and knowledge. Forgive those who turn in repentance to You and follow your way and protect them from the punishment of hellfire. Our Lord make them enter the gardens of Eden which You have promised them, with such of their fathers and their wives and their descendants as do right. You, only You are the mighty, the wise.” [Surah Al-Ghafir 40:7 and 8]

Dua of the Believers on the day of judgement who will be the dwellers of the high places waiting to enter Paradise and will be hopeful they will get there
Our Lord! Send us not to the company of the wrong-doers.” [Surah Al-Araf 7:47]

Dua of the inheritors of Heaven
“Praise be to Allah, who has guided us to this (faith); never could we have found guidance had it not been from Allah. Indeed, it was the truth that the messengers of our Lord brought unto us. And they will be called, “This is (your reward) Paradise which you have been made to inherit for (the good deeds) what you used to do.” [Surah Al-Araf 7:43]

Dua of the inheritors of Heaven
“Praise be to Allah who has removed from us [all] sorrow. Indeed, our Lord is forgiving and appreciative. He has settled us in the home of duration out of His bounty. There touches us not in it any fatigue, and there touches us not in it weariness [of mind].” [Surah Al-Fatir 35:34-35]