Powerful Du’a for Divine Guidance: A Spiritual Journey to Enlightenment

Please Note: Maximum of supplications in Islam often address multiple aspects, such as a prayer to avoid haram (forbidden) actions might also mention relief from debt, or a prayer for health might include a plea for protection from the punishment of the grave. You might find the same supplication under different headings in my various posts because I will mention them wherever relevant.

Another point I want to highlight is that I have included only the specific parts of Quranic verses and Hadith that are actual supplications. You can look up the reference numbers to read the full verses or Hadith to  understand their contexts. Reading the full context will enhance your understanding and appreciation of the supplications. That’s why I recommend you to read the reference. Let’s begin, in the name of Allah.

As always I seek refuge in Allah Almighty from all kinds of harm and pray that He makes my work easy. I also pray that He considers this effort a means of salvation for us in this world and the hereafter. Whatever is good in my writing is entirely a blessing from Allah Almighty, and any faults are due to Satan (Devil) and my own lack of knowledge. JazakAllah. (Thank you).

Du'a for Guidance from the Holy Quran

 

Arabic

ٱهْدِنَا ٱلصِّرَٰطَ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمَ * صِرَٰطَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ ٱلْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا ٱلضَّآلِّينَ

Transliteration
Ihdinā ṣ-ṣirāṭa l-mustaqīma * Ṣirāṭa lladhīna anʿamta ʿalayhim ghayri l-maghdūbi ʿalayhim walā ḍ-ḍāllīn.

Translation
Guide us on the Straight Path * The path of those who have received Your grace; not the path of those who have brought down wrath upon themselves, nor of those who have gone astray.

  Reference: Quran, Surah Al-Fatihah (1:6-7)

 

Arabic

رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ

Transliteration
Rabbanaa laa tuzigh quloobanaa ba’da idh hadaytanaa wahab lanaa mil ladunka rahmah; innaka antal-wahhaab

Translation
Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy. Indeed, You are the Bestower.

  Reference: Quran, Surah Al-Imran, (3:8)

 

Arabic

رَبَّنَا آمَنَّا فَاكْتُبْنَا مَعَ الشَّاهِدِينَ

Transliteration
Rabbanaa aamannaa faktubnaa ma’ash-shaahideen.

Translation
Our Lord, we have believed, so register us among the witnesses.

 
  Reference: Quran, Surah Al-Ma’idah, (5:83)

 

Arabic

رَّبِّ أَدْخِلْنِي مُدْخَلَ صِدْقٍ وَأَخْرِجْنِي مُخْرَجَ صِدْقٍ وَٱجْعَل لِّي مِن لَّدُنكَ سُلْطَـٰنًا نَّصِيرًا

Transliteration
Rabbi adkhilnee mudkhala sidqin wa akhrijnee mukhraja sidqin wajAAal lee min ladunka sultanan naseeran

Translation
My Lord, cause me to enter a sound entrance and to exit a sound exit and grant me from Yourself a supporting authority.

 
  Reference: Quran, Surah Al-Isra, (17:80)

 

Arabic

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً وَهَيِّئْ لَنَا مِنْ أَمْرِنَا رَشَدًا

Transliteration

Rabbana atina min ladunka rahmatan wahayyi’ lana min amrina rashada

Translation

Our Lord, grant us from Yourself mercy and prepare for us from our affair right guidance.

  Reference: Quran, Surah Al-Kahf, (18:10)

 

Arabic

رَبَّنَا أَتْمِمْ لَنَا نُورَنَا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

Transliteration
Rabbanaa atmim lanaa nooranaa waghfir lanaa innaka ‘alaa kulli shay’in qadeer

Translation
“Our Lord, perfect for us our light and forgive us. Indeed, You are over all things competent.”

  Reference : Quran, Surah At-Tahrim, (66:8)

Du'a for Guidance from hadith

 

Arabic

ٱللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ ٱلْهُدَىٰ وَٱلتُّقَىٰ وَٱلْعَفَافَ وَٱلْغِنَىٰ

Transliteration
Allāhumma innī as’aluka l-hudā wa-t-tuqā wa-l-ʿafāfa wa-l-ghinā.

Translation
O Allah, I ask You for guidance, piety, chastity, and self-sufficiency.

 

  Reference:
 ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
 The Prophet (ﷺ) used to supplicate: “Allahumma inni as’alukal-huda, wat-tuqa, wal-‘afafa, wal-ghina (O   Allah! I beseech You for guidance, piety, chastity and contentment).”
 [Muslim].
 Riyad as-Salihin, 1468
 In-Book Reference: Book 16, Hadith 4

 

Arabic

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَارْحَمْنِي وَاهْدِنِي وَعَافِنِي وَارْزُقْنِي

Transliteration
Allāhumma ighfir lī warḥamnī wahdinī waʿāfinī warzuqnī

Translation
O Allah, forgive me, have mercy on me, guide me, grant me well-being, and provide for me.

 

Reference:
Tariq bin Ashyam (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
Whenever a man entered the fold of Islam, the Prophet (ﷺ) would show him how to perform Salat and then direct him to supplicate: “Allahumm-aghfir li, warhamni, wa-hdini, wa ‘afini, warzuqni (O Allah! Forgive me, have mercy on me, guide me, guard me against harm and provide me with sustenance and salvation).”‘ [Muslim].
In another narration Tariq said: A man came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said to him: “O Messenger of Allah! What shall I say if I want to pray to my Rubb?” He (ﷺ) said, “Say: ‘Allahumma-ghfir li, warhamni, wa ‘afini, warzuqni (O Allah! Forgive me, have mercy on me, protect me and provide me with sustenance).’ Surely, this supplication is better for you in this life and in the Hereafter.”
Riyad as-Salihin, 1469
In-Book Reference: Book 16, Hadith 5

 

Arabic

يَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِي عَلَى دِينِكَ

Transliteration
Yā Muqallib al-qulūb, thabbit qalbī ʿalā dīnik

Translation
O Turner of the hearts, keep my heart firm on Your religion.

Reference:
Shahr bin Haushab reported:
I asked Umm Salamah (May Allah be pleased with her), “O Mother of the Believers! Which supplication did the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) make frequently when he was in your house?” She said: “He (ﷺ) supplicated frequently: ‘Ya muqallibal-qulubi, thabbit qalbi ‘ala dinika (O Controller of the hearts make my heart steadfast in Your religion).”

[At- Tirmidhi].
Riyad as-Salihin, 1489
In-Book Reference: Book 16, Hadith 25

 

Arabic

اللَّهُمَّ مُصَرِّفَ الْقُلُوبِ صَرِّفْ قُلُوبَنَا عَلَى طَاعَتِكَ

Transliteration
Allāhumma muṣarrif al-qulūb, ṣarrif qulūbanā ʿalā ṭāʿatik

Translation
O Allah, Controller of the hearts, direct our hearts towards Your obedience.

Reference:
‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Al-‘As (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) supplicated: “Allahumma musarrifal-qulubi, sarrif qulubana ‘ala ta’atika (O Allah! Controller of the hearts, direct our hearts to Your obedience).”
[Muslim].
Riyad as-Salihin, 1470
In-Book Reference: Book 16, Hadith 6

 

Arabic

 ٱللَّهُمَّ ٱهْدِنِي وَسَدِّدْنِي

Transliteration
 Allāhumma ihdinī wa saddidnī.

Translation

O Allah, guide me and make me steadfast.

Reference:
‘Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said to me, “Recite: ‘Allahumma-hdini wa saddidni (O Allah! Direct me to the Right Path and make me adhere to the Straight Path).” Another narration is: ‘Allahumma inni as’aluk-alhuda was-sadad (I beg You for guidance and uprightness).”
[Muslim].
Riyad as-Salihin, 1473
In-Book Reference: Book 16, Hadith 9

 

Arabic

اللَّهُمَّ أَلْهِمْنِي رُشْدِي، وَأَعِذْنِي مِنْ شَرِّ نَفْسِي

Transliteration
Allāhumma alhimnī rushdī, wa-aʿidhnī min sharri nafsī

Translation
O Allah, inspire me with my guidance and protect me from the evil of my soul.

Reference:
‘Imran bin Husain (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:
The Prophet (ﷺ) taught my father two statements to recite in his Du’a. These are: “Allahumma al-himni rushdi, wa a’idhni min sharri nafsi (O Allah! Inspire in me guidance and deliver me from the evils within myself).”
[At-Tirmidhi].
Riyad as-Salihin, 1487
In-Book Reference: Book 16, Hadith 23
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