Rabbana duas: Have you ever taken a cake out of the oven five minutes early? Or left a long queue only to find yourself in even a longer queue than before?
It is human nature to be impatient or very impatient. And to want something so badly that minutes seem like weeks and, days seem like months. This impatient nature is triggered when we have a goal in life we desperately want to achieve. Impatience is the gateway between making good and bad decisions.
It is natural to be hungry and want to be fed immediately, but stealing to feed yourself is where we are wrong. This is why patience is a virtue, placing your faith in Allah SWT, believing that it will happen if something is destined for you.
To achieve what we want not only by working towards our goals but also by asking Allah SWT’s help along the way. We want instant results for everything be it weight loss, or a new recipe but dua’as don’t work that way. It is up to Allah SWT how, when, and where they have to be answered. We just need to play our part and leave the rest to Allah SWT.
What Are Rabbana Duaá’s?
There are 40 duaás in the Quran which were revealed that begin with the Arabic word رَبَّنَا meaning My Lord, these verses ask Allah SWT for wealth, prosperity, forgiveness, success, and safety.
Duaá is the weapon of the believer, the essence of worship. a tool that can be used to change what Allah SWT has already decreed for us. Through supplications, we can ease the hardships, tests, and trials that Allah SWT might have written for us.
There is a duaá for every situation as you go through life, duaás will bring comfort and peace to your life more than anything.
When prepping for exams we don’t prepare just enough so that we could pass, we give it our best. In the same way, our duaás have to be powerful, what happens after that is not our concern, but we have to make sure they are equipped with everything that Sunnah requires.
You can’t ask Allah SWT for your dream job and then never take any serious action to make it
happen. It does not work like that. We ask Allah SWT to make something possible, yet without his decree, nothing can happen. But we must take the necessary steps forward and trust that He knows what’s best for us.
There is something we learn firsthand by analyzing the stories of Musa and Zakariya عليه السلام. in the Quran, it tells us their duaás were fulfilled because of the good they did before asking Allah SWT. Another pattern that has been noticed by the Prophets of Allah SWT, is that they used the rightful attributes and names of Allah SWT.
BENEFITS OF 40 RABBANA DUAÁS: There isn’t any instrument that can gauge the reward of these duaás. They were a part of many of the Prophets’ lives and hence hold great virtue.
1- Duaá for Acceptance Of Whatever Good You Have Done
Prophet Ibrahim also recited this duaá after building the Kaabah with his son.
2- Duaá For The Success Of The Entire Muslim Ummah
This duaá can also be recited to affirm your faith. You can also go through these Islamic Duas For Success That Every Muslim Should Know.
3- Duaá For The Good In This World.
This duaá is one of the best duaá that can be recited, it not only asks for the good in this world but also for the good in Akhirah.
4- Duaá For Patience
5- Duaá For Repentance
Constant repentance shows humility in your character, that we rely completely on Allah SWT for all things.
6- Duaá To Make The Right Path Easy For Us
Asking Allah SWT to make our trials easy for us to bear.
7- Duaá For Forgiveness
The last 2 ayahs of Surah Baqarah hold significance that they will be sufficient for those who recite them.
8- Duaá For Mercy
In this dua’a, we ask Allah SWT to make us among those who are guided, to not let the environment or circumstance cause our hearts to deviate once we know what is right.
9- Duaá To Strengthen Our Belief In The Afterlife
We need to prepare for our eternal abode, a place where we will either reap the rewards of our good deeds or suffer the consequences of our sins.
10- Duaá To Sheild Us From Hellfire
In this duaá, we ask Allah SWT to forgive us and protect us from the punishment of hellfire.
11- Duaá Of Faith And Worship
Ask Allah SWT to register from among the people who are the witnesses of the truth.
12- Duaá For Victory
Asking Allah SWT to make us stand firm in face of evil.
13- Duaá Praising Allah SWT
When we look around us, we see nothing in this world is created without meaning. Every creation has some purpose, this duaá is to express your gratitude to Allah SWT.
14- Duaá For Reminding You To Be Just
We may forget where we are headed, this duaá is a reminder that we will reap what we sow.
Here’s our detailed post on Justice in Islam.
15- Duaá Of Humility
As Muslims, we believe in everything Islam has given us. But just believing isn’t enough we have to submit ourselves to each and every command.
16- Duaá For Asking Allah SWT Wash Away Our Sins
A duaá asking Allah SWT to give us death when we are guided and on the right path.
17- Duaá For Avoiding Humiliation
When our punishment will be announced on the Day of Judgement, it will be a moment of disgrace, this is to ask Allah SWT to save us from that embarrassment.
18- Duaá For Making You From Among Who Believe
A dua’a for those who want to testify the truth and verbally affirm their belief in it.
19- Duaá For Provision
This duaá was recited by Prophet Isa عليه السلام when he wanted Allah SWT to send food for him and his followers.
20- Duaá For When We Err
Being able to admit your faults and feeling guilty because of those sins is a great blessing and a beautiful sign of our belief. The sins haven’t hardened our hearts and when we know we are wrong we will turn toward Allah SWT for forgiveness.
This duaá was recited by Prophet Adam عليه السلام after sinning in Paradise.
21- Duaá For Keeping Away From Bad Influence
Somewhere in the back of our minds, we know the fate of wrongdoing people and that we will be affected by being in company with them.
But we don’t want to acknowledge and inch by inch it creeps into our lives until it is too late. This duaá asks Allah to keep us away from all that.
22- Duaá Of Prophet Shuaib عليه السلام
When the people threatened to evict Prophet Shuaib عليه السلام from the city if he did not fabricate a lie against Allah SWT, he then recited this duaá. It is safe to say this duaá can be recited when faced with severe opposition.
23- Duaá Of Prophet Musa عليه السلام
This duaá was recited by Prophet Musa عليه السلام when Pharaoh threatened him after belief was established among people when Prophet Musa threw his staff.
If you don’t know Prophet Musa’s story, you can learn all about it and the Important Lessons from the Story of Prophet Musa (AS).
24- Duaá For Protection
This duaá was recited by the believers in the time of Prophet Musa who faced extreme tyranny from Pharaoh.
25- Duaá: Reminder That Allah Is Watching
Nothing is hidden from Allah SWT, He knows our deepest darkest thoughts.
26- Duaá for Acceptance Of Our Supplications
This duaá asks Allah to hear our duaás and grant them.
27- Duaá For Forgiveness Of Our Parents
Parents are humans as well, in our eyes, they might be perfect but they have the ability to do wrong. We can elevate the ranks of our parents after they die by making duaá for them.
Here are some of the most beautiful Islamic Quotes on Parents.
28- Duaá For Guidance During Tough Times
This duaá was recited by the men who hid in a cave and prayed to Allah SWT for help and it was answered.
29- Duaá To Help Us To Point Out What Is Wrong
It is very scary to stand up to something that is wrong, it feels easier to just let things be as it is. This duaá can help you get the strength you need for raising your voice.
30- Duaá For Calling Upon The Most Merciful
Du’a asking for Allah’s mercy and calling upon him by his rightful attribute of being Ar-Rahim meaning the most merciful.
31- Duaá Reminding Us Of Hell
Allah SWT created Hell with different levels in some of which the torment and horror are greater than the others. This duaá is a reminder and we should try and pray that Allah SWT keeps us away from it.
32- Duaá For Righteous Spouse And Children
In today’s world, we need to be role models for our kids and how we want them to turn out, virtuous spouses and children are no short of a blessing.
33- Duaá: Reminder That Allah SWT Is All-Forgiving
We are imperfect and we will keep doing wrong, but at the same time, we should remember that Allah SWT is very forgiving and even a little bit of effort on our part is appreciated by Allah SWT.
34- Duaá For Everyone
We are so caught up in our own desires that we forget to remember others in our duaás. A beautiful duaá asking Allah SWT to be merciful towards all those who believe and have sought repentance.
35- Duaá To Be Reunited With Your Family In Jannah
The thought of having your whole family by your side in Jannah is amazing.
36- Duaá: Reminder That Other People Can Be Preceded In Faith
Allah SWT will judge us by our righteous acts, not by the amount of money we have. There will be a lot of people in our life that do more good deeds than us, we shouldn’t feel resentment towards them and always remember we are one Ummah.
37- Duaá: Praise Of Allah SWT’s Attributes
This duaá is praise for two of Allah’s attributes, Ar-Rauf meaning the most kind and Ar-Raheem meaning the most merciful.
38- Duaá To Strengthen Us To Rely On Allah SWT Alone
It is also a prayer of remembrance that this life is only temporary. The final destination is when we return to Allah SWT.
39- Duaá Of Prophet Ibrahim عليه السلام
This is a du’a Prophet Ibrahim عليه السلام recited asking Allah SWT to make the believers victorious over the disbelievers. To not make them “objects of torment”, had the disbelivers won, they would question how Allah SWT would allow His believers to lose.
40- Duaá Asking Allah To Perfect Our Light
It is mentioned in the Quran that the believing men and women will have an illuminating light in their right hands and the disbelivers will stumble in the dark, this duaá asks allah SWT to complete our light on that day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do you start and finish a duaá?
Read this to know more- How To Get Your Duas Answered?
Q. What is the difference between duaá and dhikr?
Dhikr are some prescribed invocations like after Salah but duaá is your conversation with Allah SWT.