Dua for Distress and Hardship (English and Arabic)

Dua for one in distress and hardship:

In this post you’re going to learn the duas for distress and hardship (English and Arabic) you can recite if you’re experiencing hardships or difficult times.


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 worshiped except Allah, The Supreme, The Most-Forbearing. None has the right to be worshiped except Allah, Lord of the magnificent throne. None has the right to be worshiped 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 Allaah, 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 worshiped except You.’

لا إِلَهََ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظّالِمِيْنَ

‘None has the right to be worshiped 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.’

Allah SWT Says:

“Perhaps you may hate something, yet it proves better for you” (Quran 2:216).

“How amazing is the believer’s affair! Allah decrees nothing for the servant except that it is good for him.” – (Ahmed)

The Sahaba, Hadrat Umar (R.A) highlighted some the blessings of trials when he said,

“I was never afflicted with a trial except that with it Allah gave me four blessings: it was not in my religion; I was not barred from being content; it was not worse than it was; and I hoped for reward through it.”

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