Prayers of the Prophets for Your Children and Family

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Included in the prayers of the Prophets of Allah (peace be upon them all) were supplications or dua’ specifically for the spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being of their children, families and descendents.

We have compiled for you a list of beautiful prayers and supplications taken from five of the blessed Prophets for your reference. Try to incorporate them in your daily worship today, and throughout the year.

May Allah (swt) protect and guide our children to rise above the challenges and difficulties that they may face in this world. May He fill their hearts with taqwa, bless them with good manners and give them recitation and knowledge of the Qur’an. Ameen.


Dua’ of Prophet Nuh (a.s.)

dua of Prophet Nuh

Wa naadaa nuhun rabbahu wa qaala rabbi innabni min ahli wa inna wa’dakal haqqu wa anta ahkamul haakimeen.

Yet Nuh called to his Lord and said: My Lord! My son is of my family, and your promise is the truth, and you are the most just of judges.
[Qur’an 11:45]

Dua’ of Prophet Ibrahim (a.s.)

dua of Ibrahim as

Rabbi habli minna asaliheen

My Lord, grant me a child (who shall be) of the righteous
[Qur’an 37:100]

dua of prophet ibrahim as

Rabbija’lni muqeema salaati wa min dhurriyyati rabbana wa taqabbal du’aa

My Lord! Make me steadfast in (observing) the Prayer – and also my children, our Lord. And do accept my supplication.
[Qur’an 14:40]

Dua’ of Prophet Lut (a.s.)

dua of Ibrahim as

Rabbi najjini wa ahli mimma ya’maloon

My Lord! Deliver me and my family from all that they do.
[Qur’an 26:169]

Dua’ of Prophet Zachariya (a.s.)

dua of prophet zachariya as

Hunaalika da’a zakariyya rabbahu qaala rabbi hab li min ladunka dhurriyyatan tayyibatan innaka samee’u dua’a

Then and there, Zachariya called upon his Lord. He said: My Lord! Grant me from your bounty wholesome children. Indeed, You are the Hearer of Prayer.
[Qur’an 3:38]

dua of prophet zachariya as

Wa zakariyyaa idh naadaa rabbahu rabbi laa tadharni fardan wa anta khayrul waritheen

And mention the tiding of Zachariya. Behold! He called upon his Lord: My Lord! Leave me not alone, (childless), when You are the best of inheritors.
[Qur’an 21:89]

Dua’ of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

dua of prophet zachariya as

Rabbi awzi’ni an ashkura ni’mataka-l-ati an’amta ‘alayya wa ‘ala walidayya wa an a’mala salihan tardah, wa aslih li fi dhurriyyati inni tubtu ilayka wa inni minnal muslimeen

My Lod, enable me to be grateful for Your favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and to do good deeds that please You. Make righteous for me my offspring. Indeed, I have repented to you. And, most surely, I am of those who are muslims, in willing submission to God (alone).
[Qur’an 46:15]

dua of prophet zachariya as

Rabbanaa hab lanaa min azwaajinaa wa dhurriyyaatina qurrata a’yunin wa ja’alnaa lil muttaqeena imaama

Our Rabb! Make our spouses and our children to be the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders of the righteous.
[Qur’an 25:74]

dua of prophet zachariya as

Rabbu humaa la in ataytanaa saalihan lanakunanna mina shaakireen

If you grant us good offspring, we will certainly be grateful.
[Qur’an 7:189]

أُعيـذُكُمـا بِكَلِـماتِ اللهِ التّـامَّة، مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْـطانٍ وَهـامَّة، وَمِنْ كُـلِّ عَـيْنٍ لامَّـة

U’idhukuma (U’idhuku) bi-kalimati-llahi-t-tammah, min kulli shaytaniw-wa hammah, wa min kulli ‘aynil-lammah

I seek protection for you in the perfect words of Allah from every devil and every beast, and from every evil eye.
[Bukhari 3371]