Du’aa for guidance and mercy

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً وَهَيِّئْ لَنَا مِنْ أَمْرِنَا رَشَدًا

Rabbanaa aatinaa min ladunka rahmatan wa hayyi’ lanaa min amrinaa rashada. (18:10)

Our Lord, grant us mercy from Your presence and provide us with guidance in our affair.


When there seems to be no way out we turn to Allah Ta’aala for both mercy and guidance.

This du’aa was made by the young men who sought refuge from persecution in a cave. Their story is related in Surah Al-Kahf. Reports differ on whether these men were the followers of Sayyidnaa ‘Isa (Jesus) (a.s.) or another prophet. In either case, they refused to submit to a tyrant who was forcing paganism on his subjects. They left behind everything as they took refuge in a cave to safeguard their imaan. And in doing so, they set an example for the youth today to follow.

(Source: Khalid Baig’s commentary to du’aa #19 in the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

Oh Allah, forgive the sins of the Ummah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallem), grant us guidance, understanding, and strength, and safeguard our imaan. Ameen.

Oh Allah, make it easy for the youth of the Ummah to be repelled by the fitnah and evil around them, make it easy for them to choose that which is most pleasing to You, and to keep their imaan safe by Your permission, mercy and guidance. Ameen.

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