Dua means to pray, to call out, and is an act of supplication, which means to sincerely or humbly ask or ask for something. For Muslims, it is an act of worship in which we ask Allah for His forgiveness and mercy, to grant us His favors, and to answer our prayers. Dua is important for daily life because it can help bring peace and contentment to our hearts and minds. They provide a means to express our inner feelings and concerns to Allah and seek His help and guidance to overcome challenges and difficulties. Duas also serves as a reminder of our dependence on Allah and our need for His blessings and mercy in all aspects of our lives. Duas for daily life helps you become more aware of the present moment.
Anas bin Malik narrated that :
The Prophet (SAW) said: “The supplication is the essence of worship.”[Jami at-Tirmidhi 3371]
Abu Hurairah (R.A) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “There are two statements that are light for the tongue to remember, heavy in the Scales and are dear to the Merciful.”[Riyad as-Salihin 1408]
This Dua is light on the lips, heavy in the balance:
Subhaan Allaah hi wa bi hamdihi Subhaan Allaah il-‘Azeem.
[Glory be to Allah and He is the praise, (and) Allah, the Greatest is free from imperfection]
Jabir (R.A) reported:
I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) saying, “The best way to celebrate the remembrance of Allah is to say: La ilaha illallah (there is no true god except Allah).”[Riyad as-Salihin 1437]
Benefits of Making Duas for Daily Life
Regularly making duas for daily life strengthens your faith and trust in Allah’s plan and His ability to provide guidance and support.
Strengthening of Faith: Regular prayers strengthen our faith and increase our relationship with Allah.
Increased Mindfulness: Prayers help us to be more mindful of our actions and intentions and to constantly strive to improve ourselves.
Relief of Anxiety and Stress: Praying brings a sense of peace and tranquility, and helps reduce feelings of anxiety and stress.
Protection from harm: Dua can be a means of seeking protection from harm and evil and seeking help from Allah in times of need.
Strengthening Relationships: Prayers can also be offered for the well-being and success of our loved ones and can help strengthen our relationships with them.
20 Masnoon Dua
Masnoon Dua is very useful and fulfills all our material and otherworldly needs. It seems that we never think of such supplications on our claim, as the Prophet (PBUH) instructed us. These prayers do not take long and do not require washing or lifting of hands. If you remember them, you can get a lot of modifications now and in later life. Every Muslim should learn these duas and teach them to their children. They will pick up a parcel for you.
1 Dua Before the meal
However, if we forget to recite Bismillah and we have eaten half of our food, then we can recite this:
Bismillahi awwalahu wa akhirahu
In the Name of Allah at the beginning and the end.
2 Dua After meal
Al-hamdu lillahi-llazi at’amani haza, wa razaqaniihi min ghairi haulin minni wa la quwwah.
All praise is due to Allah Who has given me food to eat and provided it without any endeavour on my part or any power.
3 Dua when entering the Home
Bismillāhi walajnā. wa bismillāhi kharajnā. wa `ala Rabbinā tawakkalnā
In the Name of Allah, we enter, in the Name of Allah we leave, and upon our Lord, we depend. Then say As-Salāmu `Alaykum to those present.
4 Dua When Leaving Home
Bismil-lah, tawakkaltu AAalal-lah, wala hawla wala quwwata illa billah.
In the name of Allah, I place my trust in Allah, and there is no might nor power except with Allah.
5 Dua when Entering the Mosque
Allahumma iftah li abwaba rahmatik
O Allah, open the doors of Your mercy for me.
6 Dua when leaving the Mosque
Allahumma inni as’aluka min fadlik wa rahmatik
O Allah, I ask You for Your grace and mercy.
7 Dua Before Entering Toilet
Allahumma innee aAAoothu bika minal-khubthi wal-khaba-ith
O Allah, I take refuge with you from all evil and evil-doers.
8 Dua After Leaving Toilet
Ghufranaka Alhamdulillah illadhi adhhaba anni al-adha wa ‘aafaanee
(O Allah) I seek forgiveness and pardon from You”. All Praise be to Allah, who has taken away from me discomfort and granted me relief.
9 Dua Before Sleeping
al-lahumma Bismik amootu wa-ahya
In Your name O Allah, I live and die
10 Dua when walking up from Sleep
Alhamdu lillahil-lathee ahyana baAAda ma amatana wa-ilayhin-nushoor
All praise is for Allah who gave us life after having taken it from us and unto Him is the resurrection.
11 Dua for Journey
Subhana-alladhi sakh-khara la-na hadha wa ma kunna la-hu muqrinin. Wa inna ila Rabbi-na la munqalibun
Glory unto Him Who created this transportation, for us, though we were unable to create it on our own. And unto our Lord, we shall return.
12 Dua when Entering the Market
Laa ilaaha illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, yuhyee wa yumeetu, wa Huwa hayyun laa yamootu, biyadihil-khayru, wa Huwa alaa kulli shayin Qadeer
There is no Lord except Allah. He is One and has no partners. His is the Kingdom and for Him are all praises. He gives life and gives death. He is eternal and everlasting In His control is goodness, and He has power over everything.
13 Dua when meeting another Muslim
Peace and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you.
Peace, Allah’s mercy, and blessings be upon you
14 Dua at the Time of Dressing
Allaahumma lakal-hamdu ‘Anta kasawtaneehi, ‘as’aluka min khayrihi wa khayri maa suni’a lahu, wa ‘a’oothu bika min sharrihi wa sharri ma suni’a lahu
O Allah, praise is to You. You have clothed me. I ask You for its goodness and the goodness of what it has been made for, and I seek Your protection from the evil of it and the evil of what it has been made for.
15 Dua upon Sneezing
All praise is for Allah.
16 Dua when hearing Someone Sneez
May Allah have mercy on you.
17 Dua When Facing Trouble or Difficulties
la ilaha illa anta subhanaka inneekuntu mina aththalimeen
There is no deity except You; exalted are You. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers.
18 Dua for relief from All Hardships
Allahumma inni a’udhu bika minal-hammi, wal-Ḥuzni wal-‘ajazi wal-kasli wal-bukhli wal-jubni wa ḍala’id-dayni wa ghalabatir-rijal
“O Allah, I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being overpowered by men.” (Bukhari)
19 Dua when Visiting the Sick
Laa basa tahoorun ‘inshaa’Allaah
Do not worry, it will be a purification (for you), Allah willing.
20 Dua when You Become Angry
A’oothu billaahi minash-Shaytaanir-rajeem
I seek refuge with Allah against Satan, the outcast.
In conclusion, the most important duas for daily life. It is recommended to pray to Allah for guidance, protection, and blessings throughout the day. Remember that prayer is a powerful tool and means of connecting with your Creator. Make it a habit to include dua in your daily routine and seek Allah’s help and guidance in all aspects of your life. May Allah accept our prayers and grant us success in this world and the hereafter.