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Assalam Walaikum,

As I am doing Engineering, and after that getting an MBA, I want to be a scholar with my studies as Allah always supports me.

But from 10th standard my overall performance results decreased. Please give me some dua that can make me study more and make my parents proud of me. I want to be top in my college and I do work hard for that, but please tell me a dua and information regarding this.


Allah Hafiz...


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    Rabbi Zidni Ilma - Oh My Lord! increase me in my Knowledge.........

    Asalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatahu

    A collection of various du'a that may be recited while studying or working.

    Du'as before/during study

    اللَّهُمَّ لا سَهْلَ إلَّا مَا جَعَلْتَهُ سَهْلاً وَ إنْتَ تَحْعَلُ الْحزْنَ إذَا شِئْتَ سَهْ

    Allahumma la sahla illa ma ja'altu sahla, wa 'anta taj-alul hazna idha shi'ta sahla
    O Allah! There is nothing easy except what You make easy, and You make the difficult easy if it be Your Will
    [Ibn Hibban]

    اللَّهُمَّ الْطُفْ بِىْ فِىْ تَيْسِيْرِ كُلِّ عَسِيْرٍ فَاِنَّ تَيْسِيْرَ ; كُلِّ عَسِيْرٍ عَلَيْكَ يَسِيْرٌَ

    Allahumma Tufiltuf bi fi taysiri kulli 'asirin, fainna taysirra kuuli 'asirin 'alaika yassirun
    O Allah! Make easy for me every difficult thing, with Your special favour and Kindness, for it is easy for You to make every difficult thing easy

    أللِّهُم النّفَعنِي بِمَا عَلَّمتَنِي وَ عَلِّمنِيِ مَا يَنفَعنِي
    Allahumma infa'nii bimaa 'allamtanii wa'allimnii maa yanfa' unii
    O Allah! Make useful for me what You taught me and teach me knowledge that will be useful to me.

    اللهم اني اسالك العفو والعافية
    Allahumma inni as'alukal 'afuwawal-afiya
    O Allah! I seek your forgiveness and well being (meaning in examination, memory, and concentration etc)

    اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ عِلْمًا نَافِعًا , وَ رِزْقًا طَيَّبًا , وَ عَمَلاً مُتَقَبَّلاً

    Allahumma inni as'aluka 'Ilman naafi'an, wa rizqan tayyiban, wa 'amalan mutaqabbalan
    O Allah! I ask You for knowledge that is of benefit, a good provision and deeds that will be accepted.
    [Ibn Majah and others]

    اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّى اَسْئَلُكَ مِنَ الْخَيْرِ كُلِّه عَاجِله وَ اجِلِه مَا عَلِمْتُ مِنْهُ وَ مَا لَمْ اَعْلَمْ

    Allahumma inni as'aluka min al khairi kullihi 'ajilihi wa ajilihi, ma 'alimtu minhu wa ma lam a'alam
    O Allah! I ask You for all the good which is in the present or in the future, which I know and which I do not know
    [a comprehensive du'a taught to Aisha by the Prophet (saws)]

    Du'as for anxiety/difficulty

    اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَ الْحَزَنِ ، وَ الْعَجْزِ وَ الْكَسَلِ ، وَ الْبُخْلِ وَ الْجُبْنِ ، وَ ضَلَعِ الدِّيْنِ وَ غَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ

    Allahumma inni a'udhubika minal hammi wal hazan, wal 'ajzi wal kasal, wal bukhli wal jubn, wa dhala'id-dayni wa ghalabatir rijaal
    O Allah! I seek refuge in You from grief and sadness, from weakness and from laziness, from miserliness and from cowardice, from being overcome by debt and from being overpowered by men (other people)
    [Sahih al-Bukhari 7:158]

    اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي اُنْزِلُ بِكَ حَاجَتِىْ وَ اِنْ قَصُرَ رَابِىْ وَ ضُعْفَ عَمَلِى افْتَقَرْت ;ُ اِلى رَحمَتِكَ

    Allahumma inni unzila bika haajati wa-in qasuura rubbi wa du'fa 'amali iftaqartu illa Rahmatika
    O Allah! I ask You to answer my needs, though my intellect is weak, and my actions are defective, O Allah! I am in need of Your Mercy

    حَسْبِيَ اللهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ

    HasbiyAllahu wa ni'mal wakeel
    Allah is my availer and protector and the best of aids.

    رَبِّ اِنِّىْ مَغْلُوْبٌ فَانْتَصِرْ

    Rabbi inni maghlubun fan-tass-ssir
    O Allah! I am overpowered, so help me.
    [surah al-Qamar, 54:10]
    This was the du'a of sayyidna Nuh (alayhis salam) after 950 years of preaching to a stubborn people.

    Du'as for Knowledge

    اللَّهُم¡ اِنِّى اَسْئَلُكَ عِلْمًا نَجِيْحًا

    Allahumma inni as'aluka 'ilman-naaji'han
    O Allah! I ask You for useful Knowledge

    سُبْحَانَكَ لاَ عِلْمَ لَنَا إِلاَّ مَا عَلَّمْتَنَا إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْعَلِيمُ الْحَكِيمُ

    Subhanaka la 'ilma lana 'illa ma 'allamtana 'innaka 'antal-'Alimul Hakim
    Glory be to you, we have no knowledge except what you have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Wise
    [surah Baqarah; 2:32]

    رَبِّ زدْنيِ عِلْماً وَ رْزُقْنيِ فَهْماً

    Rabbi zidni 'ilman war zuqni fahman
    O Allah! Advance me in Knowledge and true understanding

    يَا عَلِيمُ عَلِّمْنِىْ

    Ya Alimu, alimni
    O All-Knowing, grant me knowledge

    رَّبِّ زِدْنِى عِلْمًا

    Rabbi zidni ilma
    O my Lord! Advance me in Knowledge
    [surah Ta-Ha; 20:114]

    Du'as after studying

    اَللَّهُمَّ ذَكِّرْنِِىْ مِنْهَ ، وَ عَلِّمْنِىْ مِنْهُ مَا جَهِلْتُ

    Allahumma zakkirni minhu, wa 'alimni minhu ma jahiltu
    O Allah! Assist me to remember it, and teach me whatever I am ignorant of it

    Allahhumma inni astaodeeuka ma qara'tu wama hafaz-tu. Faradduhu 'allaya inda hagati elayhi
    O Allah! I entrust You with what I have read and I have studied. (O Allah!) Bring it back to me when I am in need of it.

    صلى الله على محمد وال محمد اللهم اني أسألك يا مدخر الخير وفاعله والآمر به ذكرني ما انسانيه الشيطان

    SallAllahu 'ala Muhammad wa 'aali Muhammad. Allahumma inni as'aluka ya Mudhakkiral khayr wa faa'ilahu wal-aamimira bihi dhakirni ma ansaanihi-shaytan
    Blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad and his progeny. O Allah! I ask You, The One who mentions goodness and actualizes it and commands it, Remind me of that which the shaytan makes me forget

    اللَّهُمَّ انْفَعَنِىْ بِمَا عَلَّمْتَنِىْ وَ عَلِّمْنِىْ مَا يَنْفَعَنِىْ

    Allahummanf'ani bima 'allamtani, wa 'allimni ma yaufa'uni
    O Allah! Let the knowledge that You have granted me, be useful for me, and teach me whatever can be fruitful for me

    رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا إِنَّكَ أَنتَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ

    Rabbana ta-qabbal minna 'innaka 'Antas-Sami-'ul-'Aliim
    Our Rabb! accept from us. You indeed, You are the all-Hearing, the all-Knowing.
    [Surah Baqarah, 2:127]

    Study Tips:

    1. Do the prayers at their correct times.

    2. Pray a 2 rakat nafl prior to exam

    3. Write " بِسْمِه تَعَاَلى " - In the Name of the Most High - (instead of Bismillah...) at the top of the page or cover.

    4. Say بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ (In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Kind) - before commencing the exam - indeed before anything that you do.

    5. Recite some du'as (like the ones listed above), and keep in constant dhikrullah (i.e. the daily dhikrs when waking, dressing, eating, sleeping, etc)

    6. Come home and pray 2 rakat nafl after the exam for shukr (offer thanks to Allah) for granting you the strength and persistence and ability to complete the exam and accomplish goals inshaAllah

    7. Increase in your reading and listening of the Qur'an and performing more ibadah (worship) (i.e. nafilah (voluntary) prayers and deeds). Keep away from bad actions and deeds - Follow up a bad deed with a good deed, to cancel it out.

    Some Dua's for you students may Allah make your paths easy for you....Ameen..


  2. Assalaam waalaikum wa rahmatAllahi wa barakatuhu.

    Exams are coming up, right? I'm in the same situation as well.

    I'll share you my routines I follow when studying.

    Before studying, I recite Ayatul Kursi 3 times, then recite Al-Iklaas, Al-Falaq, and An-Naas 3 times each. I've read in this site that Ayatul Kursi increases memory power (5th point).

    And then I say,"Rabbi zidni ilman, war zuqni fahman". It roughly translates as "Oh Allah, please increase my knowledge and understanding."

    I recommend practice by writing often as it's the best form of practice.

    After closing the book, I say, "Oh Allah, the knowledge I've gathered, I entrust it to you. Please bring it back to me in times of need and I seek refuge in You from evil and forgetfulness."

    When receiving answer sheet in the exam hall, recite Ayatul Kursi in mind/thoughts.

    I've also read in a site where Dr. Zakir Naik stated that memorizing the Quran shareef increases your memory.

    Eat apples, bananas, almonds, walnuts, fish and other memory boosting foods. No junk food.

    That's all I know. I hope my answer's a bit helpful.

    Allah Hafiz. And all the best and wish you success Insha Allah.

  3. Salam,

    Here are some wonderful dua's for students that I found via the web.

    Salam and good luck in all that you do!

    • is a SHIA influenced website, it contains many unauthentic, weak and fabricated hadiths and man-made duas.

      I wouldn't recommend this at all.

      • Even if the duas are Sh'iac can we still read them as I read the translations and went through them I did'nt see anything wrong.

        I would not like to argue whether they are fabricated or false.That only Allah knows.While the question of reading and asking Allah's help through those duas is allowed or not?

        JazakAllahu Khair.

      • Im sorry, but do you have some sort of grudge against shias?
        Thats just sad because I thought Muslims were supposed to be brothers and were not supposed to fight against each other.. I got this website check by a very respected Maulana. And he has confirmed that this site is NOT fabricated. Whatever they have posted is true. And is found in Islamic books. So please. Refrain from spreading rumours. JazakAllah.

  4. You know what is the best dua for anything in life? It's pray and make dua as long as you can..... In my opinion I belive myself that only this dua can make you peace. Pray fajr then sit in the prayer mat and keep making dua till sunrise then do your other work. If you are sincear Allah will listen and answer to your dua and you can make dua when ever you want.

  5. Assalamu'alaikum,

    Shaikh Dr. Murtaza Baksh has suggested some good steps for examination preparations in his Khutbah.

    Here is the summary:

    1. Remember that you are better than you think you are. It is Shaitaan who does waswas that you know nothing

    2. Trust in Allah - Tawakkul 'Alallah - But tie your camel, then trust in Allah (It means that you do what you can, then trust in Allah)

    3. Change the environment of the home. Do what the child (taking the exam) likes (this is for the parent):
    a. Make the home Eemaani
    b. The place where the child reads, make it clean and only keep what is necessary - Keep the fragrance that the child likes. In free time, listen to the Quran
    c. Take 5 minutes breaks occasionally while reading
    d. Don't eat much - you become lazy - Eat fresh fruits and dry fruits or peanuts

    4. The next subject must be studied for:
    a. Minimum 6-7 hours of sleep
    i. Understanding is important than reading more and more - so, sleep well and read only for some time
    ii. If you sleep, then there will be ten times better result
    b. 3-4 hours before sleeping, revise. Wear whatever you will wear tomorrow (this is said to create an impact on the memory)
    i. Use highlighters
    ii. Definitions in one color
    iii. Causes in one color, etc.
    iv. Difficult topics, underline
    c. Sleep in normal night clothes
    d. Quick revision of 15 minutes - Concentrate on the underlined topics (before going to bed)
    e. Pray Witr and Salat al Layl
    f. Adhkaar ar Nawm (Read the du'as before sleeping)
    g. Wake up with Allah's Remembrance
    h. Supplicate all possible du'as from Hisn al Muslim - Adhkaar of toilet, Adhkaar after Fajr, morning, etc.
    i. Do Ghusl
    j. Do Salah in Masaajid - for boys
    k. Eat before going

    5. While going in the morning, take half an hour to revise

    6. Fear before exams? It is due to:
    a. Those who do not take rest and keep reading
    b. Eating without eating or drinking (do not eat properly)
    c. Solution:
    i. Sleep well for 6-7 hours
    ii. Don't stress your mind more than it can bear
    iii. Buy fruits, dry fruits, peanuts, etc. a day before exams
    iv. Only study and not do something else along, such as TV, music, etc.
    v. Drink a glass of milk in the morning, drink a spoonful of honey
    vi. Supplicate Aayat al Kursi, and Surahs Ikhlaas, Falaq and Naas - for tranquility and confidence
    vii. If you fear the paper's difficulty, read Aayah al Kursi with tarteel (beautiful recitation)
    viii. Read this: Allahumma la Sahla illa Ma Ja'altahu Sahla; wa anta Taj'alul Hizna iza Shi'ta Sahla
    ix. Open the paper
    1) See the entire paper
    2) Look for compulsory questions
    3) Look for instructions
    4) Do the easy ones first
    5) Difficult ones, mark them
    6) Fix a time for a particular question - Don't give more time that fixed, so that the entire paper is attempted
    7) Revise after doing the exam, to confirm you have done the exam properly
    8) If seems easy, Praise Allah
    9) If seems difficult, do Du'a to Allah

    7. Finally:
    a. If you have time between two exams, then refresh yourself, eat something, etc. - Revise for half an hour or so
    b. Do not discuss about what has been written by you in the exam - It may affect your other exam - Go home immediately
    c. If wants to rest, the child should be allowed to rest
    d. If wants to read, begin reading, and do the same thing the above

    Abu Abdul Bari Editor

  6. What is the meaning of 'tie the camel first'?

    • It is generally used as a proverb. Originally said by Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. Read this:

      One day the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) noticed a 'bedouin' (desert Arab) leaving his camel without tying it and he asked the 'bedouin': "Why don't you tie down your camel?" The 'bedouin' answered, "I put my trust in Allah." The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) then said, "Tie your camel first, then put your trust in Allah" (At-Tirmidhi)

      It means that we should do what we can, then for the rest, we trust in Allah

      Abu Abdul Bari Editor

  7. Can someone reply to my post :( how long does it take for them to post your post after u post it :( I need help its an emergency I feel like commuting suicide :( so depressed

    • Is this your question???(My life sucks how do I stop feeling lonely? How do I boost my self esteem I feel so insecure
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      Sorry to tell you it's still pending :( inshallah admin will post soon :) you can check by yourself how long it will take and what que you in. 

    • Sister, we will try to publish your post as soon as possible in sha Allah.

      Abu Abdul Bari Editor

  8. very useful website

  9. Masha Allah very helpful dua,s may GOD give ease to everyone.

  10. Salamunalikum Plz, help me . I am studing and also working
    so I am perpering for 12th class in Jamiya Mili Islamiya.
    My exzams start on 2march. My perpeation is nil. What do I do.

    • Study. If it helps, find a study partner or get a tutor. If you have poor study habits then do some research on how to study efficiently.

      Wael Editor

  11. I m 18 year old girl. I m seeking a dua for my marriage to happen soon.. But my parents are not ready to look a proposal for me, i need to get married because i dont want to go in the way of haram.. Pls help me

    • dear sister diya,
      if you are doing haraam please ask forgivness to allah and do good deads,change your thought by redirecting them to a better way...if you are a student,please concentrate in study..
      may allah give you a better life partner,aameen

  12. please help me my exams are going start from may 2015. i am not scoring good marks .

  13. i m preparing myself for medical entry test bt whenever i start learing i lose my confidenc n fear cover me.......... i want a wazifa before learing so tht i cn learn properly n effectly

    • Assalaamualaikam

      Please read the answers already given, and the articles published on this site about wazifa and dua.

      Midnightmoon editor

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