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18 duas to deal with strong emotions

18 duas to deal with strong emotions

18 duas to deal with strong emotions
“Supplication is worship itself.”

Al-Nu’man ibn Bashir reported: The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), said, “Supplication is worship itself.” Then, the Prophet recited the verse (40:60), “Your Lord said: Call upon Me and I will respond to you. Verily, those who disdain My worship will enter Hell in humiliation.” (Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3247, Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani)

In Islam, dua (supplication) is at the very core of our faith. And our beloved Prophet (SAWS) has taught us many different supplications. Supplications to help us cope with the many strong emotions that will pave our entire life. Making Dua for someone is also one of the best ways to show your love.

We have listed below just 18 duas. Sprinkled with extra tips from the Sunnah, to help you deal with your strong emotions during these difficult times.

Best 18 duas to recite.

Below is a list of the best emotional dua to recite in any situation:

Duas for anxiety/sorrow

Here is two of the best dua for anxiety and fear:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي عَبْدُكَ ابْنُ عَبْدِكَ ابْنُ أَمَتِكَ نَاصِيَتِي بِيَدِكَ، مَاض ٍ فِيَّ حُكْمُكَ، عَدْل ٌ فِيَّ قَضَاؤُكَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ اِسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ سَمَّيْتَ بِه ِِ نَفْسَكَ أَوْ أَنْزَلْتَه ُُ فِي كِتَابِكَ، أَوْ عَلَّمْتَهُ~ُ أَحَدا ً مِنْ خَلْقِكَ أَوِ اسْتَأْثَرْتَ بِه ِِ فِي عِلْمِ الغَيْبِ عِنْدَكَ أَنْ تَجْعَلَ القُرْآنَ رَبِيْعَ قَلْبِي، وَنوْرَ صَدْرِي وَجَلَاءَ حُزْنِي وَذَهَابَ هَمِّي

‘O Allah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of Your maidservant, my forelock is in Your hand (i.e. You have total mastery over), Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every name belonging to You which You named Yourself with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the unseen with You, that You make the Quran the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety.’

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنَ الهَمِّ وَالحُزْنِ، وَالعَجْزِ وَالكَسَلِ وَالبُخْلِ وَالجُبْنِ، وَضَلْعِ الدَّيْنِ وَغَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ

‘O Allah, I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being over powered by men.’

Duas for distress

Sometimes we become stressed due to the many problems and hardships. Here are some emotional dua in Arabic to recite when you feel stressed:

لا إِلَهََ إِلاَّ اللهُ العَظِيْمُ الحَلِيْمُ، لا إِلَهََ إِلاَّ اللهُ رَبُّ العَرْشِ العَظِيْمِ، لا إِلَهَ~َ إِلاَّ اللهُ رَبُّ السَّمَوَاتِ وَرَبُّ الأَرْضِ وَرَبُّ العَرْشِ الكَرِيْمِ

‘None has the right to be worshipped except Allah Forbearing, none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, Lord of the magnificent throne, none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the Earth and Lord of the noble throne.’

اللَّهُمَّ رَحْمَتَكَ أَرْجُو فَلا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْن، ٍ وَأَصْلِحْ لِي شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ لا إِلَهََ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ

‘O Allah, it is Your mercy that I hope for, so do not leave me in charge of my affairs even for a blink of an eye and rectify for me all of my affairs.None has the right to be worshipped except You.’

لا إِلَهََ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظّالِمِيْنَ

‘None has the right to be worshipped except You. How perfect You are, verily I was among the wrong-doers.’

اللهُ اللهُ رَبِّ لا أُشْرِكُ بِهِ شَيْئاً.

‘Allah, Allah is my Lord, I do not associate anything with Him.’

Dua for anger

We sometimes get carried away by our emotions. So, here is a dua emotional to recite when you get angry:

Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to us, “If one of you is angry while he is standing, let him sit down so his anger will leave him; otherwise, let him lie down.” (Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 5688)

أَعُوْذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيْمِ

‘I take refuge with Allah from the accursed devil.’

Dua for happiness

الْحَمْدُ للهِ

‘All praise is to Allah.’

Duas for amazement/delight

سُبْحَانَ اللهِ

‘How perfect Allah is.’

اللهُ أَكْبرُ

‘Allah is the greatest.’

Duas for doubt in one’s faith

[Besides duas, one should seek refuge in Allah and renounce that which is causing such doubt.]

يَقُوْلُ: آمَنْتُ بِاللهِ وَرُسُلِهِ

One should say: ‘I have believed in Allah and His Messenger.’

يَقْرَأُ قَوْلَهُ تَعَالَى – هُوَ الأَوَّلُ وَالآخِرُ وَالظَّاهِرُ وَالبَاطِنُ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيءٍ عَلِيْمٌ

One should also recite the following verse:

‘He is The First and The Last, Ath-thahir and Al-Batin and He knows well all things.’

Dua for fear of shirk

اللّهُـمَّ إِنّـي أَعـوذُبِكَ أَنْ أُشْـرِكَ بِكَ وَأَنا أَعْـلَمْ، وَأَسْتَـغْفِرُكَ لِما لا أَعْـلَم

‘O Allah, I take refuge in You lest I should commit shirk with You knowingly and I seek Your forgiveness for what I do unknowingly.’

Dua upon experiencing unrest, fear, apprehensiveness and the like during sleep

أَعُوْذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ غَضَبِه ِِ وَعِقَابِهِ، وَشَرِّ عِبَادِه ِِ وَمِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيْاطِيْنِ وَأَنْ يَحْضُرُوْنَ.

‘I take refuge in the perfect words of Allah from His anger and punishment, and from the evil of His servants, and from the madness and appearance of devils.’

Duas upon encountering an enemy or those of authority

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَجْعَلُكَ فِي نُحُورِهِمْ، وَنَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ شُرُوْرِهِمْ

‘O Allah, we place You before them and we take refuge in You from their evil.’

حَسْبُنَا اللهُ وَنِعْمَ الوَكِيْلُ

‘Allah is sufficient for us, and how fine a trustee (He is).’

Duas when stricken with a mishap or overtaken by an affair

قَدَّرَ اللَّهُ وَمَا شَاءَ فَعَلَ

‘Allah has decreed and what He wills, He does.’

حَسْبِيَ اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الوَكِيْلُ

‘Allah is sufficient for me, and how fine a trustee (He is).’

Didn’t find the emotion you are feeling right now? Try Sujood.co! This website will let you select an emotion out of a few dozens of emotions that we all feel on a regular basis, and show you what dua you can make to help you cope with it.

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