Forty Prayers From The Quran And The Traditions
Below we give a selection of forty prayers from the Quran and the Traditions
as indicated in Lesson XVII.
1) Praise be
to God, Lord of the Worlds, the Compassionate, the Merciful, Owner of
the Day of Judgment. Thee alone do we worship, and to Thee alone do
we beg for help. Show us the straight path: the path of those whom Thou
hast favoured; not the path (of those) who earn Thine anger, nor of
those who go astray. Amen!
2)Our Lord! Give us good in this world and good in the Hereafter, and
defend us from the torment of the Fire.
3)Our Lord! We have,
indeed, believed: forgive us, then, our sins, and save us from the agony
of the Fire.
Lord! Forgive us our sins and anything we may have done that transgressed
our duty: establish our feet firmly, and help us against this people
that resisteth faith.
5) Our Lord!
We have heard the call of one calling us to Faith, “Believe ye
in the Lord”, and we have believed. Our Lord! Forgive us our sins,
blot out from us our inequities, and take to Thyself our souls in the
company of the righteous, Our Lord! grant us what Thou didst promise
unto us through Thine Apostle, and save us from shame on the day of
Judgment: for Thou never breakest promise.
We have wronged our souls; if Thou forgive us not and bestow not on
us Thy mercy we shall certainly be lost.
Make us not a trail for those who practise oppression and deliver us
by Thy mercy from those who reject Thee.
the heavens and the earth! Thou art my protector in this world and the
Hereafter. Take Thou my soul at death as one submitting to Thy Will
(as a Muslim), and unite us with the righteous.
9)O my Lord!
Make me one who establishes regular prayer, and also raise among my
off-spring, O our Lord, and accept Thou my Prayer. O our Lord! Cover
us with Thy forgiveness-me, my parents and all Believers, on the Day
that the reckoning will be established.
Bestow on my parents Thy mercy even as they cherished me in my childhood.
11)O my Lord!
Advance me in my knowledge.
12)O my Lord!
Grant Thou forgiveness and mercy! For Thou art the Best of those who
13)O my Lord!
Grant me that I may be grateful for Thy favour, which Thou hast bestowed
upon me, and upon both my parents, and I may work righteousness such
as Thou mayst approve; and be gracious to me in my issue. Truly have
I turned to Thee and truly do I bow to Thee in Islam.
Forgive us, and our brethren who came before us into the Faith, and
leave not, in our hearts, rancour (or sense of injury) against those
who have believed. Our Lord! Thou at, indeed, full of kindness, Most
Lord! Perfect our Light for us and grant us forgiveness: for Thou hast
power over all things.
16)O Thou Living,
Eternal One! Unto Thy Mercy do I appeal.
17)O God! Set
aright my faith which is the safeguard of all my affairs; set aright
my world wherein is my living, set aright my Hereafter whereto I have
to return. Let life be unto me a source of advance in every kind of
righteousness, and let death be to me a release from every kind of evil.
18)O God! I
beg of Thee forgiveness and peace in this world and the next.
19)O God! I
beg of Thee guidance and modesty and righteousness and freedom from
20)O God! I
beg of Thee sustenance that is clean, knowledge that is useful, and
conduct that is acceptable to Thee.
21)O God! Open
the doors of Thy Mercy for us and make easy for us the doors of sustenance.
22)O God! Let
Thy lawful sustenance suffice for me against unlawful sustenance, and
let me be, by Thy Grace, dependent on no one besides Thee.
God! Let it be my good fortune to do things that are pleasing to Thee
and make the Hereafter better for me than this world.
24)O God! Guide
me to the right path, to the path of truth and piety, and save me from
the mischief of my own self.
25)O God! Help
me in Thy remembrance and in being thankful to Thee and in good worship.
26)O Thou who
controlleth the hearts! Keep my heart steadfast in Thy faith.
27)O God! Grant
me that I may live as a Muslim and die as a Muslim.
28)O God! I
beg of Thee Thy love and the love of him who loveth Thee and the conduct
that will enable me to attain Thy love. O God! Let Thy love be dearer
to me than myself, my wealth, mine household and water that is cold.
29)O God! Cover
me with Thy Mercy and save me from Thy punishment.
30)O God! Keep
me steadfast when feet beginz to waver.
31)O God! Judge
me leniently on the Day of Judgment.
God! Forgive me my sins on Day of Requital.
33)O God! Save
me from Thy Chastisement on the Day Thou will raise up Thy slaves.
34)O God! Thy
forgiveness is wider than mine inequities and I have better hope in
thy Mercy than in my conduct.
35)O God! I
beg of Thee Thy good pleasure and the Garden (i.e., Paradise). I also
beg of Thee to spare me out of Thy Mercy the Punishment of Fire.)
36)O God! I
seek refuge in Thy good pleasure from Thy displeasure, and Thy forgiveness
from Thy retribution; and
37) O God! Forgive
me, be kind to me, have mercy on me Verily Thou art Most Kind, Most
38)O God! Thou
art my Lord. There is no God save Thee. Thou hast created me and I am
thy slave. And I abide by Thy Covenant and Promise as best as I can.
I seek refuge in Thee from the mischief of what I have wrought. I acknowledge
unto thee Thy favour which Thou hast bestowed upon me. I confees also
my inequity: so, forgive me for none forgiveth sins save Thee.
39)O God! I
seek refuge in Thee from the mischief of my ears, and from the mischief
of my eyes, and from the mischief of my tongue, and from the mischief
of my heart, and from the mischief of my carnal desires, and I seek
refuge in Thee from the punishment of Hell, and from the punishment
of the grave, and from the calamity of Dajjal, and I seek refuge in
Thee from the trails and temptations of life and death.
40)O God! I
beg of Thee all the good things that (Prophet) Mohammad (Peace be upon
him) had begged of Thee, and I seek Thy refuge from all the evils from
which (Prophet) Mohammad (Peace be upon him) had sought refuge in Thee.
Magnify Mohammad and his posterity and followers as Thou has magnified
Abraham and his posterity and followers; verily, Thou art the Praiseworthy,
the Majestic. O Allah! Send him down on the Day of Judgment into the
place of special nearness unto Thee and elevate him to places of honour
and intercession and grant him that place of choicest favour and worthiness
which Thou promised of him, and bless us with his intercession on the
Day of recompense: for Thou never breakest Thy promise.
For Particular Occasions
Many prayers for specific occasions have also been taught to us by the
holy Prophet, We are reproducing some of them here that are easy to
learn and can be made use of by us in our daily life. They should be
learnt by heart and recited habitually at moments for which they are
1. At Day break
O God! With Thy help do we enter upon the morning, and with Thy help
do we enter upon the evening: with Thy help do we live and with Thy
help do we die: and unto Thee shall be the Resurrection.
2. When evening sets
O God! With Thy help do we enter upon the evening and with Thy help
do we enter upon the morning: with Thy help do we live and with Thy
do we die: and unto Thee shall be the Resurrection.
3. On retiring to
O God! In Thy name do we live and die.
4. On rising up in
Praise be to God who restored us unto life, having caused to die, and
unto Him shall be the Resurrection.
5. Before entering
O God! I seek refuge in Thee from the wicked devils, both male and female.
6. On coming out
of the lavatory
Praise be to God who relieved me of faeces and gave health.
7. While performing
O God! Forgive me my sins, bless my household and grant auspiciousness
and prosperity to my sustenance.
8. When the Wazu
I bear witness that there is not except One God. He is alone: He hath
no partner. And I bear witness that Mohammad is His slave and His Messenger.
O God! Make me among those that repent and among those that remain clean.
9. On entering the
O Lord! Forgive me my sins and open unto me the gates of Thy Mercy.
10. One coming out
of the mosque
O Lord! Forgive me my sins and open unto me the doors of Thy Bounty.
11. Before commencing
In the name of God and upon the blessings of the Lord
12. At the end of
Praise be to God who fed us and gave us drink and raised us up as Muslims.
13. When dining at
O God! Feed him who fed us and give him drink who gave us to drink.
14. When riding a
beast of burden or a carriage
Glory be to Him who hath subjugated it to us though we were unable to
subdue it. Behold, we are assuredly to return unto the Lord.
15. When setting
forth on a journey
O God! Make this journey of ours easy for us and roll up for us the
distance thereof. O God! Thou art our Companion in the journey and the
Caretaker of our households when we are away. O God! I seek refuge in
Thee from the toil of the journey and from beholding a sad sight and
a bad reverse in my fortunes and on my return.
16. On returning
home from a journey
We return unto God, penitents, adorers and worshippers of the Lord.
17. When bidding
farewell to anyone
I place thee in the hands of God, and thy things that need protection
and the end of Thy deeds.
18. On seeing anyone
Praise be to Lord who saved me from that from which lie hath afflicted
thee, and made me better than of His creatures (purely out of His Mercy.
I claim no credit for it).
19. On entering a
O God! Bless this town for us and make it for us auspicious
20. When rising from
O God! Glory be to Thee, celebrate Thy praises; There is no Lord save
Thee, I beg Thy forgiveness and I repent.