Supplications Examples to be Used in Every Day Situations

And remember your Lord by your tongue and within yourself,
humbly and with fear without loudness in words in the mornings, 
and in the afternoons and be not of those who are neglectful.


Surely, those who are with your Lord (angels)
are never too proud to perform acts of worship to Him,
but they glorify His Praise and prostrate before Him.

The Noble Qur’an – Al-A’raf 7:205-206

“Supplication is the pith of worship.”

Tirmidhi, Narrated Anas ibn Malik


“No one offers a supplication without Allah bringing him what he asks
or keeping away from him a like amount of evil,
provided he does not ask for something sinful or for breaking ties of relationship.

Tirmidhi, Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah


“If anyone finds pleasure in receiving an answer from Allah in times of difficulty,
he should make many supplications when times are easy.

Tirmidhi, Narrated AbuHurayrah, gharib tradition


Waking Up

Alhamdu lillahil-ladhi ahyaana ba’da ma amaatana wa ilaihin nushur.

Praise is to Allah Who bring us lifes after He has brought us death and unto Him is the return. [Abu Dawud 4/264, Ahmad 2/389]

Getting Dressed

Alhamdu lillahil-ladhi kasaani hadha (aththauba) wa razaqaneehi min ghairi haulim-minni wa la quwwatin.

Praise is to Allah who has clothed me with this (garment) and provided it for me, though I was powerless myself and incapable. [Bukhari, Muslim, Dawud, Ibn Majah, At-Tirmidhi]

Getting Undressed


By/In the Name of Allah. [At-Tirmidhi 2/505]

Before Eating


By/In the Name of Allah. [Ibn Majah 1/557, see also An-Nawawi, Kitabul Adhkar 4/342]
If you forgot to say the above before eating, then say the following as soon as you remember:

Click here to hear this du'a Bismilaahi ‘awwalihi wa aakhirihi.

In the Name of Allah, over the beginning of it and the end of it.

[Recorded by al-Tirmidhi, According to al-Hilaali, this hadith is sahih due to its supporting evidence. See al-Hilaali, vo. 2, pp. 580-581]

After Sneezing


The muslim who sneezed should immediately say:

Click here to hear this du'a Alhamdulillah

All praises and thanks are (due) to Allah.
The muslim who hears a sneezer say “Alhamdulillah” should then say:

Click here to hear this du'a Yar hamu-kAllah

May Allah have mercy upon you.
The original sneezer may then say:

Click here to hear this du'a Yahdeekumu-llaahu wa yuslihu baalakum.

May Allah guide you and set your affairs in order. [Bukhari 7/125]
When a disbeliever sneezes, the Muslim says:

Click here to hear this du'a Yahdeekumu-llaahu wa yuslihu baalakum.

May Allah guide you and set your affairs in order. [At-Tirmidhi 5/82, Ahmad 4/400, Dawud 4/308]

Before Entering the Toilet

[Bismillahi] Allahumma inna ‘audhu bika minal khubthi wal khabaa’ith.

[By the Name of Allah]. Oh Allah, I seek protection in You from unclean spirits, male and female. [Abu Dawud 4/264, Ahmad 2/389]

After Leaving the Toilet

Click here to hear this du'a Ghufraanak(a).

I seek Your forgiveness.
Hadith – Al-Tirmidhi, Narrated ‘Aisha, r.a.

When Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) came out from the privy, he said: (I seek) forgiveness from Thee.  [Transmitted by Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and Darimi]


Before Sleeping

Bismika Rabbi wada’tu janbi, wa bika arfa’uhu, fa’in amsakta nafsi farhamha, wa in arsaltaha fahfazha, bima tahfazu bihi ‘ibaadakas saaliheen.

With Your Name my Lord, I lay myself down; and with Your Name I rise.  And if my soul You take, have mercy on it, and if You send it back then preserve it as you preserve Your righteous slaves. [Bukhari 11/126, Muslim 4/2083]


Bismika Allahuma amootu wa ahya.

In Your Name, Oh Allah, I die and I live. [Dying and living are metaphors for sleep and wakefulness, Allahu Alam.  See Qur’an 2:258, 3:156, 7:158, Al-Asqalani, Fath Al-Bari 11/113, Muslim 4/2083]

Brief Alertness During Sleep (i.e. stirring in the bed, turning over in the bed)

La ilaha illallahul Wahidul Qahharu, Rabbus samaawaati wal ardi wa ma bainahumal Azeezul Ghaffaru.

There is no deity but Allah, the One, the Victorious, Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, the All-Mighty, the All-Forgiving. [Al-Hakim, An-Nasa’i, see also Al-Albani]

Waking Up from a Bad Dream

A’udhu bikalimaatil lahit taammaati min ghadabihi wa ‘iqaabihi, wa sharri ibaadihi, wa min hamazatish shayaateeni wa an yahdurun.

I seek refuge in the Perfect Word of Allah from His anger and His punishment, from the evil of His slaves and from the taunts of jinn and from their presence. [Abu Dawud 4/12. See also Al-Albani]

Upon Entering the Marketplace

Click here to hear this du'a laa ‘ilaaha ‘illa-llaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu lahu-lmulku wa lahu-l-hamdu yuhyee wa yumeetu wa huwa hayyun laa yamootu biyadihi-l-khairu wa huwa ‘ala kulli shai ‘in qadeer.

There is none worthy of worship except Allah, alone, without any partner with Him. For Him is the Dominion and to Him is the praise. He gives life and He brings about death; He is living and does not die. In His hand is all good and He has power over all things. [Recorded by al-Tirmidhi. According to al-Albani, this hadith is hasan. See al-Albani, Sahih al-Jaami, vol. 2, p. 1070]

When Someone Does a Good Deed for Another

Click here to hear this du'a jazaaku-llaahu khairan

May Allah reward you well.

[Recorded by Abu Dawood and al-Tirmidhi. According to al-Albani, this hadith is sahih. See al-Albani, Sahih al-Jaami, vol. 2, p. 1089]


Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un

We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return.

The Prophet  as saying, “If any Muslim man or woman suffers a calamity and keeps it in his memory, even if it happened a long time ago, saying each time it is remembered, ‘We belong to Allah and to Him do we return,’ Allah, who is Blessed and Exalted will give a fresh reward each time it is said, equivalent to the reward when it happened.”  [Tirmidhi: Ahmad and Bayhaqi, in Shu’ab al-Iman, transmitted it.]

Meeting an Adversary or Powerful Ruler or Fearing a People

Click here to hear this du'a Allahumma inna naj’aluka fee nuhoorihim wa na’udhu bika min shuroorihim.

Oh Allah, we ask you to restrain them by their necks and we seek refuge in you from their evil. [Dawud 2/89, Al-Hakim 2/142]


Allahumma Anta adudi, wa Anta naseeri, bika ajoolu, wa bika asoolu, wa bika oqaatilu.

Oh Allah, You are my strength and You are my victory.  For Your sake I go forth and for Your sake I stand firm and for Your sake I fight. [Dawud 3/42, At-Tirmidhi 5/572]

When Breaking the fast

Click here to hear this du'a dhahaba-DHama ‘u wabtallati-l-‘urooqu wa thabata-l-ajru ‘insha ‘allaah.

The thirst has gone, the veins have become moist and the reward is confirmed, Allah willing.

[Dawood, al-Nasaai in al-Kubra, ibn al-Sunee and others. Declared hasan by scholars such as al-Hilaali. See al-Hilaali vol. 1, p. 493.]

Committing a Sin

Perform wudu and then perform two Rak’ah, and finally ask Allah for forgiveness. Surely he will be forgiven. [Dawud 2/86, At-Tirmidhi 2/257]

Loving Another

When one brother loves another for the sake of Allah, swt, he should inform him of that by saying,

Click here to hear this du'a ‘Innee ‘uhibbuka fee-laah.

“I love you for the sake of Allah”
His brother’s response should be,

Click here to hear this du'a ‘ahabbaka-lladhee ‘ahbabtanee lah(u)

“May the One for whose sake you love me love you.”

[Abu Dawud. According to al-Albani, this hadith is sahih. See al-Albani, Sahih Sunan Abi Dawood, vol. 3, pl. 965]

Stricken by Setback or if Something Displeasing Happens to a Person

Click here to hear this du'a Qaddara-llaahu wa ma shaa’a fa’al(a).

What Allah decreed and what He wishes will be done. [Muslim 4/2052]

“And avoid using the word, “if,” for that opens the door for the acts of Satan.”
[Recorded by ibn al-Sunee. According to al-Salafi, this hadith is sahih. See al-Salafi, p. 126.]

Last Words Before Dying

La ilaha illallahu.

There is no deity but Allah. [Dawud 3/190]

When the Wind Blows

Allahumma inni as’aluka khairaha, wa a’udhu bika min sharriha.

Oh Allah, I ask you for the good of it and seek refuge in You against its evil. [Dawud 4/326, Ibn Majah 2/1228, See also Al-Albani]

When Hearing Thunder

Subhanalladhi yusabbihur ra’du bi hamdihi wal malaa’ikatu min kheefatihi.

Glory to Him whom thunder and angels magnify with their praise, who are before Him awestruck. [Malik, Al-Muwatta’ 2/992]

Before Marital Relations

Bismillah. Allahumma jannibnash shaitaana, wa jannibish shaitaana ma razaqtana.

By the Name of Allah. Oh Allah, cause the shaytaan to pass us by and cause the devil to pass by that which You provide for us [Bukhari 6/141, Muslim 2/1028]


Posted on April 30, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. ibrahim pathan


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