Prophetic Supplications

Prophetic Supplications

Prophetic Supplications are to be recited in difficulty and stress. Supplicating to Allah Almighty is perhaps the most ideal way we can come nearer to Him and express our weakness and need for Him. The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said,

 “Duʿāʾ is the substance of worship,”

Implying from the above hadith, supplication is an ultimate articulation of one’s modesty and accommodation. During seasons of difficulty and suffering, it is much more significant that we submissively ask Allah for His solace and security.

Meaning of Supplication

A supplication is a form of prayer in which somebody makes a modest appeal or a plea to Allah Almighty. There is consistently a solicitation in supplication. In this sort of prayer, one requests or wants something from Allah Almighty.

As all the Prophets of Allah supplicated to Him, so all the Holy books have supplications quoted in them. Therefore Bible contains supplications, deeply looking into the meaning of supplication according Bible, it comes from the Latin verb “supplicate”, which means “to plead humbly.” Hence, a supplication is mostly thought of as a religious petition/prayer (it is used 60 times in the Holy Bible).

 Allah Almighty says:

“If only, when Our calamity came upon them, they humbled themselves. But their hearts hardened, and Satan made their deeds appear good to them.”

_Al-An’am (6:43)

Prophetic Supplications

All the Prophets of Allah had a habit of supplicating to Allah Almighty, as they are role models for us and their footsteps are our pathway to success, we should emulate and follow their Sunnah.

Here we are about to explore some famous Supplications (Du’aa) of Prophets of Allah Almighty.

Prophet Ayub (A.S), Job

“O my Lord, Distress has seized me, but You are the most merciful of those who have mercy.”


This is the prayer of Prophet Ayub (A.S).

Ayub (A.S) was an upbeat, prosperous man when various catastrophes started to burden him. His property was usurped by his adversaries and his workers were put to the blade. His kids died in a mishap and he succumbed to an infection that covered him with loathsome wounds from head to foot. But deep down he always held his belief in hope from Allah and kept supplicating with the words cited above from the Holy Qur’an. Thus,

“The Merciful God eliminated from him all the misery from which he endured and gave him new posterity, multiplying their number, as a demonstration of elegance and as an update unto every one of the workers (of God).”

_ (21:84)

 This verse can be supplicated whenever you find yourself in distress, sickness, and other calamities.

Prophet Zakariyah (A.S), Zechariah

“My Lord! Grant me from Thee good offspring; surely Thou art the Hearer of prayer.”

_ [Surah Al-Imran, verse 38]

Prophet Zakariyah (A.S) supplicated as he needed heirs for his name and family. Allah acknowledged his solicitation and gave him a child who was an extraordinary Prophet and a pioneer, a guide to the entirety of humanity; Prophet Yahiya (John).

This Dua can be made when you need devout, beneficiary, or need something frantically.

Prophet Yaqoob (A.S), Jacob

“I only complain of my grief and sorrow to Allah, and I know from Allah that which you know not.”

_Yusuf (12-85)

Prophet Yaqoob (A.S) was in congesting trouble and distress when He lost his darling child Prophet Yousuf (Joseph) AS. He continued sobbing and grieving for his missing child for quite a long time. His request was heard lastly, Allah rejoined the dad and child.

This supplication can be made at whatever point you are in profound misery and look for the assistance of Allah Almighty.

Famous supplications of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ:

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was steady in remembering and supplicating Allah Almighty.

He made dua to Him in each circumstance and in all conditions and he used to show his allies to do so in light of the fact that remembering Allah implies connecting constantly to Him.

There are numerous duas that Prophet Muhammad used to make in his everyday life, however here, we chose some prominent ones:

“O Allah grant me Your love and the love of those whose love will benefit me with You. O Allah, whatever you have provided me of that which I love, then make it strength for me for that which You love. O Allah, and what you have kept from me of that which I love, then make it for me a period of rest in that which You love”

_ Tirmidhi.

This dua can be made by you when you are in an aspiration to seek the love of the Almighty Creator.

“O, Allah! I seek refuge with You from miserliness, and seek refuge with You from cowardice, and seek refuge with You from being brought back to (senile) geriatric old age, and seek refuge with You from the affliction of the world and from the punishment in the Hereafter.”

_ (Bukhari)

This can be pleaded in the moment of profound misery and affliction, and to get betterment of both this world and hereafter.

Best Supplication

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ often made this dua and it was one of His favorite supplications.

 “O Turner of the hearts, affirm my heart upon Your religion!”

_ Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2140

This prayer can bestow a person with the good of both worlds because, if a man is steadfast in Eman, success is his destiny.