10 Authentic Dua to Recite When Facing Difficulties and Problems in Life

While we go through this life, we will face many good and bad times. Good times bring us joy, while difficult and bad times bring sorrow to most. Our Prophet Muhammad (SAW) also faced difficulties in life and taught us beautiful duas which can be recited to seek Allah’s help.

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10 Authentic Dua When Facing Problems in Life

Here is a list of 10 authentic dua to be recited when someone is in trouble or facing problems in life.

Dua 1

The following dua is one of the verses of the Quran which is recited when someone faces any difficulties in life.

dua when facing problems and difficulties 1

“Allah is sufficient for us and He is the Best Guardian”. Al Quran 3:173

Dua 2

The following dua is an authentic dua from Sahih Al Bukhari. Hadith number 7/158.

dua when facing problems 2

O Allah, I seek refuge in you from grief and sadness, from weakness and from laziness, from miserliness and from cowardice, from being overcome by debt and overpowered by men (i.e. others).

Dua 3

The following dua is from Sahih Bukhari (8/154) and Sahih Muslim (4/2092).

Dua for trouble 3

There is none worthy of worship but Allah the Mighty, the Forbearing. There is none worthy of worship but Allah, Lord of the Magnificent Throne. There is none worthy of worship but Allah, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth, and Lord of the Noble Throne.

Dua 4

The following dua for difficulties appear in Abu Dawud and Ahmad. The dua has been classed as authentic.

dua for difficulties 4

O Allah, I hope for Your mercy. Do not leave me to myself even for the blinking of an eye (i.e. a moment). Correct all of my affairs for me. There is none worthy of worship but You.

Dua 5

This dua was recited by Prophet Yunus (peace be upon him) when he was in the belly of the giant fish.

Dua when facing problems 5

“There is none worthy of worship but You, glory is to You. Surely, I was among the wrongdoers.” Al Quran 21:87

Dua 6

The following dua appears in multiple hadith books including Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah. The dua has been classified as authentic in Ibn Majah.

Dua for worry and problems 6

Allah, Allah is my Lord. I do not associate anything with Him.

Dua 7

Ibn Hibban classified the following dua as authentic and recited when someone faces sorrow and difficulties in life.

dua for problems and sorrow 7

Dua 8

When facing problems in life, we must remember that it is a test from Allah. Instead of complaining, we can be patient and recite the following dua narrated in Sahih Muslim:

Be patient and read following dua

It is the Decree of Allah and He does whatever He wills.

Dua 9

The following dua is to be recited when someone faces a calamity. It is narrated in Sahih Muslim.

Dua when facing calamities 9

We are from Allah and unto Him we return. O Allah take me out of my plight and bring to me after it something better.

Dua 10

Sometimes it is not us who face difficulty but someone else is. When seeing others in problems, we must be thankful to Allah for saving us from a similar situation. The following authentic dua is mentioned in Sahih Tirmidhi and should be recited when seeing others in difficulties. We should also pray for the person so that he/she is relieved from the problem immediately. We should never be happy seeing anyone in trouble as that is against the nature of a true believer.

Dua when seeing someone else in trouble

Praise is to Allah Who has spared me what He has afflicted you with, and preferred me greatly above much of what He has created.

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  1. Pls i need your prayers my mom is facing a lot of difficulties. Pls help me pray so that Allah Azza wajal ease her difficulties, 🙏🙏jazakalahu hairah.

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