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Dhuha Prayer And Prayer For Sustenance

Dhuha Prayer & Prayer For Sustenance 

Key Takeaways:

  1. Dhuha prayer is a voluntary prayer performed in the morning after sunrise.
  2. It is believed that praying Dhuha prayer can bring many benefits, including ease of sustenance.
  3. There are many Duas that can be recited to seek sustenance from Allah (SWT).


Seeking provisions is an integral part of human life, and we are encouraged to work for our livelihood while fulfilling our obligations. Allah (SWT) emphasizes in the Quran:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا نُودِيَ لِلصَّلَاةِ مِن يَوْمِ الْجُمُعَةِ فَاسْعَوْا إِلَىٰ ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَذَرُوا الْبَيْعَ ۚ ذَٰلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ"

Once the prayer is over, disperse throughout the land and seek the bounty of Allah. And remember Allah often so you may be successful." (Surah Al-Jumu’ah, 62:10)


In addition to our efforts, supplicating to Allah (SWT) for sustenance is an essential aspect of worship. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:

"Du'a (supplication) is worship." (Sunan Abu Daud)


While seeking sustenance, it's crucial to keep our intention aligned with pleasing and worshiping Allah (SWT), as He is the ultimate Provider. Here are some Duas that we can recite to seek sustenance:

  1. Dua for Dhuha Prayer: The Dhuha prayer is associated with ease of sustenance and various rewards. Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) advised performing the Dhuha prayer along with other acts of worship.

    اَللّهُمَّ اِنَّ الضُّحَاءَ ضُحَاءُكَ وَالْبَهَاءَ بَهَائُكَ وَالْجَمَالَ جَمَالُكَ وَالْقُوَّةَ قُوَّتُكَ وَالْقُدْرَةَ قُدْرَتُكَ وَالْعِصْمَةَ عِصْمَتُكَ اَللّهُمَّ اِنْ كَانَ رِزْقِى فِى السَّمَاءِ فَاَنْزِلْهُ وَاِنْ كَانَ فِى الْلأَرْضِ فَأَخْرِجْهُ وَاِنْ كَانَ بَعِيْدًا فَقَرِّبْهُ وَاِنْ كَانَ مُعَسِّرًا فَيَسِّرْهُ وَاِنْ كَانَ حَرَامًا فَطَهِّرْهُ بِحَقِّ ضُحَائِكَ وَبَهَائِكَ وَجَمَالِكَ وَقُوَّتِكَ وَقُدْرَتِكَ. اللهُمَّ اَتِنِى مَا اَتَيْتَ عِبَادَكَ الصَّالِحِيْنَ 

    Allahumma innad-dhuha-a dhuha-uka, wal-baha-a baha-uka, wal-jamala jamaluka, wal-quwwata quwwatuk, wal-qudrata qudratuk, wal-’ismata ‘ismatuk.

    Allahumma in kana rizqi fis-sama-i fa-anzilhu wa-in kana fil-ardhi fa-akhrijhu, wa-in kana ba’eedan faqarribhu, wa-in kana mu’assiran fa yassirhu, wa-in kana haroman fa-tahhirhu, bihaqqi dhuha-ika wa-baha-ika wa jamalika wa quwwatika wa qudratika.

    Allahumma atini ma ataita ‘ibadakas-soliheen

    O Allah! The brightness of the morning (Dhuha) is Your Brightness, and the radiance is Your Radiance, and the beauty is Your Beauty, and the might is Your Might, and the power is Your Power, and the protection is Your Protection. O Allah, if my sustenance is in the Heaven, then send it down to me, and if it is in the earth, then extract it for me..."

  2. Dua for Sufficient Sustenance: 'Ali (RA) reported a supplication taught by the Prophet (SAW) for those facing financial challenges.

    اللَّهُمَّ اكْفِنِي بِحَلَالِكَ عَنْ حَرَامِكَ، وَأَغْنِنِي بِفَضْلِكَ عَمَّنْ سِوَاكَ

    Allahumm-akfini bihalalika 'an haramika, wa aghnini bifadhlika 'amman siwaaka

    "O Allah! Grant me enough of what You make lawful so that I may dispense with what You make unlawful, and enable me by Your Grace to dispense with all but You."

  3. Dua for Guidance, Piety, Chastity, and Contentment: 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud (RA) reported the Prophet's supplication for guidance and virtuous qualities.

    اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْهُدَى، وَالتُّقَى، وَالْعَفَافَ، وَالْغِنَى

    Allahumma inni as'alukal-huda, wat-tuqa, wal-'afafa, wal-ghina

    O Allah! I beseech You for guidance, piety, chastity and contentment. 

    (Sahih Muslim)

    "O Allah! I beseech You for guidance, piety, chastity, and contentment."

  4. Dua for Forgiveness, Mercy, Protection, and Sustenance:

    اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْلِي، وَارْحَمْنِي، وَعَافِنِي، وَارْزُقْنِي

    Allahumma-ghfir lii, warhamnii, wa 'afinii, warzuqnii  

    O Allah! Forgive me, have mercy on me, protect me and provide me with sustenance. 

    (Sahih Muslim)

    A comprehensive supplication for seeking forgiveness, mercy, protection, and sustenance.

    "O Allah! Forgive me, have mercy on me, protect me, and provide me with sustenance."

  5. Dua for Goodness in this World and the Hereafter: Ibn Mas’ud (RA) reported one of the supplications of the Prophet (SAW) seeking goodness in this world and the Hereafter.

    اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مُوجِبَاتِ رَحْمَتِكَ، وَعَزَائِمَ مَغْفِرَتِكَ، وَالسَّلَامَةَ مِنْ كُلِّ إِثْمٍ، وَالْغَنِيمَةَ مِنْ كُلِّ بِرٍّ، وَالْفَوْزَ بالْجَنَّةِ، وَالنَّجَاةَ مِنَ النَّارِ

    Allahumma inni as'aluka mujibati rahmatika, wa 'aza'ima maghfiratika, was-salamata min kulli ithmin, wal-ghanimata min kulli birrin, wal-fawza bil- jannati, wannajata mina-nar

    "O Allah! I beg You for that which incites Your Mercy and the means of Your forgiveness, safety from every sin, the benefit from every good deed, success in attaining Jannah and deliverance from Fire."

  6. Dua for Good Provisions, Accepted Deeds, and Beneficial Knowledge: A supplication made by the Prophet (SAW) after the Fajr prayer.

    اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ عِلْمًا نَافِعًا وَرِزْقًا طَيِّبًا وَعَمَلاً مُتَقَبَّلاً

    Allahumma inni as-aluka ‘ilman nafi’a, wa rizqan toyyiba, wa ‘amalan mutaqabbala 

    O Allah, I ask You for beneficial knowledge, goodly provision and acceptable deeds

    (Sunan Ibn Majah)

    "O Allah, I ask You for beneficial knowledge, goodly provision, and acceptable deeds."

May these supplications serve as a means to draw closer to Allah (SWT) and grant us sustenance, guidance, and goodness in this life and the Hereafter.


Benefits of Dhuha Prayer:

  • Ease of sustenance: The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:

"O son of Adam, pray for me four rak'ah at the beginning of the day, then I will provide for your needs in the afternoon." (Tirmidhi)

  • Forgiveness of sins: The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:

"Whoever prays Dhuha prayer regularly, Allah will forgive his sins even if they are as numerous as the foam of the sea." (Tirmidhi)

  • Acceptance of Dua: The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:

"The best time to make Dua is during the last hour of the night and after the Dhuha prayer." (Sahih Muslim)


How to Perform Dhuha Prayer:

  • The Dhuha prayer can be performed any time after sunrise until the time of Zuhr prayer.
  • The minimum number of rak'ah for Dhuha prayer is two, but it can be prayed up to twelve rak'ah.
  • The prayer is performed like any other voluntary prayer.

The Dhuha prayer is a powerful prayer that can bring many benefits, including ease of sustenance. Reciting Duas for sustenance is also an important way to seek Allah's help in providing for our needs.

Continue to strengthen your connection with Allah and find guidance by exploring our blogs on Seeking Allah's Help Through Dua and Remembrance. 


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is the minimum number of rak'ahs for Dhuha prayer? 

A: The minimum number of rak'ahs for Dhuha prayer is two. However, you can pray up to twelve rak'ahs if desired.

Q: When should I perform Dhuha prayer? 

A: Dhuha prayer can be performed any time after sunrise until the time of Zuhr prayer. For more detailed instructions, you can learn how to pray Dhuha prayer here: [تمت إزالة عنوان URL غير صالح]

Q: Are there any specific Duas I can recite for sustenance? 

A: Yes! There are many Duas you can recite to seek sustenance from Allah (SWT). A helpful resource to find various Duas for sustenance is here: [تمت إزالة عنوان URL غير صالح].

Q: Besides praying Dhuha, how else can I increase my sustenance? 

A: As Muslims, we believe that our sustenance is ultimately from Allah (SWT). In addition to praying the Dhuha prayer, seeking forgiveness, putting your trust in Allah, and working diligently will increase your sustenance, by the will of Allāh.

Q: Can Dhuha prayer also help with forgiveness of sins? 

A: Yes! The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: "Whoever prays Dhuha prayer regularly, Allah will forgive his sins even if they are as numerous as the foam of the sea." (Tirmidhi)