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Supplications (Duaa) taught by Prophet (peace be upon him) for Difficult Times

Duaa #1 (Three times in the morning and afternoon/evening)

بِسْمِ اﻟﻠﻪَِّ الَّذِي لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ، وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ العَلِيمُ

In the name of Allah, when Whose name is mentioned nothing on Earth or in Heaven can cause harm, and He is the Hearer, the Knower.

Reference: Sunan Abi Dawud 5088

Duaa #2 (Three times in the morning and afternoon/evening)

Three times saying Surah al-Ikhlaas, Surah al-Falaq and Surah al-Naas.

Reference: Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3575

Duaa #3 (Upon arriving at a location)

أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ للهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ

I seek refuge in the Perfect Word of Allah from the evil of what He has created.

Reference: Sahih Muslim 2708 a

Duaa #4 (Protection from diseases)

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِيّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ البَرَصِ، وَالجُنُونِ، وَالجُذَامِ، وَمِنْ سَيِّئِ الْأَسْقَامِ

O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from leprosy, madness, elephantiasis, and evil diseases.

Reference: Sunan Abi Dawud 1554

Duaa #5

اللهُمَّ إِنِيّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ زَوَالِ نِعْمَتِكَ، وَتَحَوُّلِ عَافِيَتِكَ، وَفُجَاءَةِ نِقمَتِكَ، وَجمَِيعِ سَخَطِكَ

O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the withdrawal of Your blessing and the change of Your protection (from me) and from the sudden wrath of Yours, and from every displeasure of Yours.

Reference: Sahih Muslim 2739

Duaa #6

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِيّ أَسْأَلُكَ الْمُعَافَاة فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ

O Allah, I ask You for well-being in this world and in the Hereafter.

Reference: Sunan Ibn Majah 3851

Duaa #7

لَا إِلَهَ إِلا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِيّ كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

There is none worthy of worship except You. I have truly been from among the wrongdoers.

Reference: Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3505

Duaa #8

أَعُوذ ﺑِﺎﻟﻠﻪَِّ مِنْ جَهْدِ الْبَلَاءِ ودَرَكِ الشَّقَاءِ وَسُوءِ الْقَضَاءِ وَشَمَاتَةِ الْأَعْدَاءِ

I seek refuge with Allah from the difficulties of severe calamities, from having an evil end and a bad fate and from the malicious joy of your enemies.

Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 6616

Duaa #9 (Three times in the morning and afternoon/evening)

اللَّهُمَّ عَافِنِي فِي بَدَنِي، اللَّهُمَّ عَافِنِي فِي سَمْعِي، اللَّهُمَّ عَافِنِي فِي بَصَرِي، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

O Allah! Grant me health in my body. O Allah! Grant me good hearing. O Allah! Grant me good eyesight. There is no god but You.

Reference: Sunan Abi Dawud 5090

Duaa #10 (During times of affliction or stress)

اللَّهُمَّ رَحْمَتَكَ أَرْجُو، فَلَا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ، وَأَصْلِحْ لِي شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أنْتَ

O Allah! Thy mercy is what I hope for. Do not abandon me to myself for an instant, but put all my affairs in good order for me. There is no god but You.

Reference: Sunan Abi Dawud 5090

Duaa #11 (In the morning and afternoon/evening)

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِيّ أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَافِيَةَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ، اللَّهُمَّ إِنِيّ أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَفْوَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ فِي دِينِي وَدُنْيَايَ وَأَهْلِي وَمَالِي، اللَّهُمَّ اسْتُرْ عَوْرَتِي وَآمِنْ رَوْعَاتِي، اللَّهُمَّ احْفَظْنِي مِنْ بَين يدَيَّ، وَمِنْ خَلْفِي، وَعَنْ يَمِينِي، وَعَنْ شِمَالِي، وَمِنْ فَوْقِي، وَأَعُوذُ بِعَظَمَتِكَ أَنْ أُغْتَالَ مِنْ تَحْتِي

O Allah, I ask Thee for security in this world and in the Hereafter: O Allah! I ask Thee for forgiveness and security in my religion and my worldly affairs, in my family and my property; O Allah! conceal my fault or faults and keep me safe from the things which I fear; O Allah! guard me in front of me and behind me, on my right hand and on my left, and from above me: and I seek in Thy greatness from receiving unexpected harm from below me.

Reference: Sunan Abi Dawud 5074


  • Reciting the last two verses of Surah al-Baqarah at night.
  • Reciting Ayat al-Kursi upon going to sleep.
  • Performing the late night prayers.

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