9 Essential Duas Every Muslim Mom Should Know
Motherhood is full of blessings and equally full of challenges.
There are ups and downs every day (sometimes every hour, to be perfectly honest!), but if you learn to keep your relationship with Allah (swt) at the center of your motherhood journey, you’ll not only thrive as a mom yourself but also pass on this reliance, this Tawakkul and trust, to your children as well.
Here is a list of some simple yet important Duas that every Muslim mom should learn!
Dua for when your heart melts at your child’s smile.
There are few things in the world sweeter than the adorable, innocent smile of your baby. As a mom, you’re always praying for your children’s happiness anyway, and what better way to make Dua for them than in these beautiful words.
أضْحَكَ اللّهُ سِنَّكَ
May Allah always keep you smiling. [Sahih Bukhari]
Dua for Barakah in sustenance.
Since the very first thing you’ll be feeding your newborn is milk, learn this short Sunnah Dua to recite for Barakah every time you feed him/her.
اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيهِ وَزِدْنَا مِنْهُ
O Allah, bless it for us and give us more of it. [Sunan Ibn Majah]
Dua for warding off the evil eye.
The Prophet (saw) confirmed that the evil eye is a source of misfortune. Children are especially vulnerable to its effects, so you should recite this Dua 3x every morning and evening to protect them.
أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ
I seek refuge in the Perfect Word of Allah from the evil of what He has created. [Sahih Muslim]
Dua for being grateful and having faithful children.
This Dua is a bit on the longer side, but the meaning is so beautiful that it’s well worth the effort to learn it by heart and recite it for the health and Imaan of your children.
رَبِّ أَوْزِعْنِي أَنْ أَشْكُرَ نِعْمَتَكَ الَّتِي أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيَّ وَعَلَىٰ وَالِدَيَّ وَأَنْ أَعْمَلَ صَالِحًا تَرْضَاهُ وَأَصْلِحْ لِي فِي ذُرِّيَّتِي ۖ إِنِّي تُبْتُ إِلَيْكَ وَإِنِّي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ
My Lord, grant me that I offer gratitude for the favor You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and that I do righteous deeds that You like. And set righteousness, for my sake, in my progeny. Of course, I repent to you, and truly I am one of those who submit to You. [46:15]
Dua for when your child gets hurt or falls sick.
Whenever your child comes running to you because they have fallen down and hurt themselves, or when they get ill, you should say Bismillah 3x and recite this Dua 7x:
أَعُوذُ بِعِزَّةِ اللَّهِ وَقُدْرَتِهِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا أَجِدُ وَأُحَاذِرُ
I seek refuge with Allah and with His Power from the evil that afflicts me and that which I apprehend. [Sahih Muslim]
Dua for entrusting your child to Allah (swt).
This is the Dua that Sayyidatana Maryam’s (as) mother recited to entrust her daughter in Allah’s care. As Muslim moms, we should recite it for our children as well, to protect them and our future generations against Shaytan and other evils.
إِنِّي أُعِيذُهَا بِكَ وَذُرِّيَّتَهَا مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ
I seek refuge for her in You and [for] her descendants from Satan, the rejected. [3:36]
Are you struggling to adjust to your life as a new mom? Feel depressed and anxious?
Dua for having a happy, righteous family.
This is the Quranic Dua you should frequently recite to have a peaceful home environment, righteous children, and a loving spouse. Recite it at least once after every Salah and notice the positive difference in your family life.
رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا
Our Lord, Give us, from our spouses and our children, comfort of eyes, and make us heads of the God-fearing. [25:72]
Dua for when you feel overwhelmed.
As a new mom (and even a more experienced one!), you’re bound to feel frustrated and exhausted from time to time. When the chores have piled up, the kids are sick, and you aren’t doing too well yourself, this is the powerful Dua you should recite from the depths of your heart.
رَبِّ إِنِّي مَغْلُوبٌ فَانتَصِرْ
My Lord, indeed I am overwhelmed so help me. [54:10]
Dua for effectively managing your responsibilities.
Nothing is possible without His help. Recite the following Dua for Barakah in your time and health so you’re able to successfully manage all of your responsibilities in the best manner possible.
اللَّهُمَّ رَحْمَتَكَ أَرْجُو فَلَا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ وَأَصْلِحْ لِي شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَا أَنْتَ
O Allah! It is Your mercy that I yearn for, so do not abandon me for even the blink of an eye, and rectify for me all of my affairs. None has the right to be worshiped except You. [Sunan Abi Dawud]
Beseech His mercy and beg Him to always be with you. If you have His support and guidance, you can get through even the toughest times with ease!
I hope you benefited from this article. Which Dua is your favorite? Leave a comment below to let me know!
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Khadija Khan is a wife, mommy, certified life coach, and Islamic counselor. She is passionate about helping Muslim women reach their goals in all areas of life. She writes about things like Islamic spirituality, relationships, parenting, and personal development. Continue Reading…