Family Duas

Dua for one in distress

رَبَّنَآ ءَاتِنَا فِى ٱلدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِى ٱلْأَخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ

And of them there are some (righteous believers) who say:

“Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Hell Fire!”


1. It is incorrect to ask from Allah for this world only. Allah mentions this misbehavior in the preceding ayah as;

… But of mankind there are some who say: “Our Lord! Give us (Your Bounties) in this world!” and for such there will be no portion in the Hereafter. (2:200)

2. This was one dua the prophet of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to say in abundance.

rabbanaaa aatinaa fid-dunyaa ḥasanatan wa fil-aakhirati ḥasanatan wa qinaa ‛adhaab-an-naar
Dua for the rain to stop

رَّبَّنَا إِنَّنَا سَمِعْنَا مُنَادِيًا يُنَادِي لِلإِيمَانِ أَنْ آمِنُواْ بِرَبِّكُمْ فَآمَنَّا رَبَّنَا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَكَفِّرْ عَنَّا سَيِّئَاتِنَا وَتَوَفَّنَا مَعَ الأبْرَارِ

“Our Lord, indeed we have heard a caller calling to faith, [saying], ‘Believe in your Lord,’ and we have believed. So forgive us our sins, Our Lord, and remove from us our misdeeds and and make us die the death of the righteous.”
rabanaaa innanaa sami‛naa munaadee-an yunaadee lil-eemaani an aaminoo birabbikum fa-aamannaa rabbanaaa faghfir lanaa dhunoobanaa wa kaffir ‛annaa sayyi’aatinaa watawaffanaa ma‛al-abraar