11 Dua’s to Teach Your Kids at Home

Duas for children

Importance of Duas in the upbringing of your children.

Children are the blessing of Allah. Cradling your baby is the biggest happiness a parent can experience. However, we can’t deny that their upbringing is an enormous responsibility and challenge for parents. Raising your kids according to Islamic principles is a monumental effort in this contemporary world. It is our responsibility as parents to nurture our children so that they may carry on the Islamic legacy and pass it on to future generations. When children are young and able to talk, it is the responsibility of their parents to teach them short Quranic verses, and Duas so that they cultivate this practice from the start.

For instance, parents can educate their toddlers to say Bismillah before eating or starting any activity, Allah-o-Akbar when climbing the stairs, and Subhan Allah when they see something captivating. So, brace up as we are about to tell you 11 dua’s to teach your kids at home.

Important Dua’s for Daily Life

If we talk about Islamic teachings and principles, Islam is the guidance to live. We find Quranic verses, Hadiths, and Dua’s on every activity of life. For instance, there is Dua for traveling, studying, eating, sleeping, waking up, and many more. Enlisted below are the important Dua’s for daily life.

Dua for Travelling in English

Dua for traveling is one of the foremost Dua in 11 dua’s to teach your kids at home. The Dua for traveling is;

 “Glory onto him who created this transportation, for us, though we could not create it on our own. And onto our Lord, we shall return.” 

Dua for Travelling in Arabic

سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي سَخَّرَ لَنَا هَذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقْرِنِينَ وَإِنَّا إِلَى رَبِّنَا لَمُنْقَلِبُونَ.

Whenever our beloved ones travel, we all want them to reach their destination safely. So, from an early age, teach your children to say this Dua when they travel, in which you thank Allah for providing us with cars and modes of transportation.

Furthermore, the Dua teaches children that we are all Allah’s people. Allah has brought us here for a reason, and at the end of the day, we must all return to him. This world is an illusion; reality awaits in the hereafter.

Dua for Sleeping and Waking Up

One of the short Duas to learn is the Dua after waking up. After waking up, one should recite,

“All praise belongs to Allah to the one who gave us life after he had given us death and to him is the resurrection.”

In this Verse, we express our gratitude to Allah, the Giver of Life. We do not know when we breathe our last. Death is inevitable, and its time is unknown to anyone except Allah. We are on the verge of death while sleeping. So, one should be grateful to Allah for providing us the opportunity to live after waking up from a deep slumber. Before sleeping, one should recite,

“In Your Name, O Allah, I live and die.” 

Parents should teach these Dua’s to children from early life so that they have the habit of reciting this whenever they wake up.

Dua For Eating

One of the important Duas to learn is the Dua, which one should recite before eating, is

“In the name of Allah, and with the blessings of Allah I begin.” 

And after finishing the meal, one should recite, 

All praise belongs to Allah who fed us and quenched our thirst and made us Muslims.” 

So, basically, in these Dua’s, we are initiating our meal in the name of Allah to add the blessings of Allah and ending by thanking Allah who gave us food to eat.

Dua For leaving and Entering the House

One of the short Duas to learn is the Dua one should recite before leaving the house, that is,

“I depart with the name of Allah, relying on him. It is Allah who saves us from sins with his guidance.” 

And one should recite, “O Allah, I seek a good entry and exit. We take Allah’s name to enter and to exit and rely on him who is our Lord.” 

In these Quranic verses, we rely solely on Allah for our protection. So, this is one of the 11 dua’s to teach your kids at home. It is a Dua for child protection.

Dua For Changing Garments

One of the easy Dua’s to learn is that should be recited when changing the garments, which is,

“All praise belongs to Allah, the one who clothed me with his (cloth) and gave it to me without any power and ability from me.” 

In this Dua, we thank Allah for giving us clothes and a sense to wear them. People didn’t know about clothing in the early centuries and used leaves to cover their bodies.

Dua After Sneezing

One of the important Duas to learn is the Dua one should recite after sneezing, that is,

“All praise is due to Allah.” And the other should say, “May Allah have mercy upon you.”

Dua For to Enhance the Knowledge

One of the important Duas for daily life is the Dua to enhance knowledge. This Dua is specifically for Children.

“O Allah, I ask you for knowledge that is of benefit, a good provision, and deeds that will be accepted.”

Children should recite this Dua to enhance their knowledge to do well in exams.

Dua for Drinking Water

One of the 11 Dua’s to teach your kids at home is the Dua that children should recite when drinking water.

“O Allah, grant us blessings in it.” And after drinking water, one should recite, “All praise is due to Allah, who is of mercy has granted us sweet and pleasant water to drink and did not make it bitter and salty due to our sins.”

After drinking the water, children must recite these Dua to thank Allah for giving us water to drink.