Dua for strength in Islam is not merely words of Allah swt but also believing in the beautiful meaning of Islam. Islam is often quickly defined as a submission, but it holds a deeper meaning than that. It means submitting to Allah swt and carries a twofold sense of “peace” and “wholehearted self-giving.”
Think of it like this: Islam is like willingly handing over control to Allah swt, surrendering yourself with a peaceful heart. It’s not just following rules; it’s about finding inner peace through a wholehearted commitment to Allah swt, giving yourself entirely to Him.
So, it’s not just about obedience; it’s also about finding tranquility and giving your whole self to the divine. The above verse of Surah Al Baqara is the clear sign from the Almighty Allah swt. Similarly, in Surah Adh-Dhariyat verse 56, Allah swt has mentioned the purpose of the creation of humankind and Jinns.
وَمَا خَلَقْتُ ٱلْجِنَّ وَٱلْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِAdh-Dhariyat-56
“Wa mā khalaqtu al-jinna wal-insa illā liya’budūn.”
Dua for Patience and Endurance.
Surah Adh-Dhuha was revealed in Makkah during the early days of Prophet Muhammad’s (ﷺ) mission. At that time, there was a pause in the revelations because Muhammad (ﷺ) was still getting used to the intensity of receiving messages from Allah swt in the early stages of his role as a prophet.
The break in the revelation made him feel worried and sad. In His kindness, Allah swt revealed Surah Adh-Dhuha to comfort the Prophet, assuring him that this pause didn’t mean Allah swt had abandoned him. It was a way of telling Muhammad (ﷺ) that better times were ahead and he should remain patient.
Why do you think that your Rabb has abandoned you or is displeased with you? In fact, since the day you were born, He has been showering you with kindness after kindness.
Even though you were born an orphan, He took care of you and provided the best upbringing. When you were lost, He showed you the right path, and when you were in need, He made you prosperous.
Learning from Prophet’s (ﷺ) examples
The Prophet (ﷺ) faced challenges with resilience. When attacked, he turned to the Quran for answers and protection, resisting with utmost strength. This concept is evident in a verse marking the first use of the word “jihad” in the Quran:
Dua for physical strength
Facing various pressures, Muhammad (ﷺ) received guidance on how to resist—the essence of jihad. Allah swt instructed him to resist the ill-treatment using the Quran as a spiritual and intellectual weapon.
In the face of sneers, insults, and attacks, the Prophet (ﷺ) consistently responded with the Quran, his shield against aggression.
This verse from the Quran reveals people’s real strength, empowering us to overcome persecution by focusing on life beyond this world’s illusions.
The essence of jihad is found in resisting for the sake of Allah swt, distinguishing the presence of the Divine amid the lies and terror of those driven by self-interest. The first step is to stay aloof from such negativity.
Thus, we must be patient, endure, persevere, and never despair of Allah Swt’s mercy and will. The Prophet’s (ﷺ) teaching for his companions is like trusting Allah Swt when things are tough.
The divine wisdom behind this pain and suffering will lead true believers to a level of faith where they can handle tough times, doubt themselves, and still trust Allah Swt.
Establishing a consistent prayer routine.
A mighty Dua for strength. In the early years of Prophet Muhammad’s (ﷺ) mission to spread Islam, many people opposed the teachings of Islam. Then Allah Swt had revealed Surah Al-Muzzammil (Chapter 73, verses 1-7).
In this Surah, Allah Swt instructed the Prophet (ﷺ) to spend the night praying (Namaz-e-Shab) because it was guidance from Allah Swt to the Prophet (ﷺ) for the growing challenges and opposition, preparing him for the challenges ahead.
- O you who wraps himself [in clothing],
- Arise [to pray] the night, except for a little.
- Half of it – or subtract from it a little.
- Or add to it, and recite the Quran with measured recitation.
- Indeed, We will cast upon you a heavy word.
- Indeed, the hours of the night are more effective for concurrence [of heart and tongue] and more suitable for words.
- Indeed, for you by day is prolonged occupation.
- And remember the name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him with [complete] devotion.
- [He is] the Lord of the East and the West; there is no deity except Him, so take Him as Disposer of [your] affairs.
Dua for strength and patience Muhammad’s (ﷺ) strong determination.
After Khadijah, Muhammad’s (ﷺ) wife and the first person to convert to Islam, more people started accepting the message. This circle expanded to include his close family members and friends. Ali ibn Abi Talib, his young cousin under his care, Zayd, his adopted son, and Umm Ayman, the nursemaid who took care of him when he returned to Mecca at the age of four, all became part of this growing group.
However, in the initial months, the number of people converting to Islam was very low. According to tradition, in the first three years, only about thirty to forty Quraysh individuals embraced Islam. They would gather at the house of one of the converts, al-Arqam ibn Abi al-Arqam, to meet with the Prophet (ﷺ). There, they would learn the fundamentals of their religion while new Revelations kept arriving.
After those years, Muhammad (ﷺ) received a revelation instructing him to publicly announce his message:
So proclaim what you have been commanded, and turn away from the polytheists: Surah Al-Hijr 15-94.
One day, he went up Mount as-Safa and summoned the tribal chiefs individually. They thought he had something urgent or important to announce, so they gathered at the base of the hill to hear him. Since they couldn’t see into the valley from where they stood and Muhammad (ﷺ) was facing it, he asked them,
If I said there are horse riders coming to attack you in this valley, would you believe me?” They all said together, “Yes, we trust you. We’ve never known you to lie!” After that, the Prophet (ﷺ) kept talking.
Well, I’m here to give you a heads-up about severe punishments! Allah’s Swt has instructed me to advise my closest relatives. I don’t have the power to shield you from anything in this life or provide blessings in the afterlife unless you believe in the Oneness of Allah’s Swt.”
His uncle, Abu Lahab, responded immediately and harshly: “Woe to you! Is this why you have gathered us?” He turned away right away, and the gathered chiefs followed him.
The mission of the Prophet (ﷺ) was moving into a new stage. Now, the message was for everyone and needed a clear separation between Tawheed, belief in one Allah’s Swt, and the polytheism of the Quraysh.
The Prophet (ﷺ) had formed a strong group of reliable women and men around him. Some were his family, but many came from various social groups and tribes. For the past three years, he had been giving them spiritual and religious education.
With determination and patience, they were about to confront rejection, persecution, and exclusion in a Meccan society that was starting to divide.
Every day, the leaders of the clans became more aware of the threat posed by the new religion. It was a direct challenge to their Allah’s Swt and traditions, putting their power at risk. After their first visit, Abu Talib took no action, so they returned, insisting that the matter was urgent. Abu Talib then summoned his nephew and tried to persuade him to stop his activities to avoid embarrassment.
Muhammad’s (ﷺ) response was strong: “Oh, my uncle, I swear to Allah’s Swt that even if they placed the sun in my right hand and the moon in my left hand to make me abandon this cause, I would not give it up until Allah’s Swt made it triumph or I perished for its sake.”
Faced with such determination, Abu Talib did not insist; in fact, he reassured his nephew of his unwavering support.
Dua for strength (Tawakkul in Rab’b)
The Prophet and his companions had to leave Mecca because they were facing a lot of problems. People in their own families were treating them badly, and things had become very difficult.
Some people had even died, and others were tortured. The leaders of the Quraysh tribe decided that they wanted to harm the Prophet Muhammad. So, the Prophet and his followers had to leave their city.
Leaving their homes was a big decision for the men and women who believed in Islam. They weren’t free to practice their faith peacefully in Mecca, so they made the tough choice to leave everything behind for their beliefs. They believed that Allah’s Swt earth is vast, as mentioned in the Quran, so they left their familiar surroundings and went into exile for the sake of their faith.
The Quran praises the bravery and determination of these believers who, by making such a hard and costly decision, showed their trust in Allah’s Swt in Surah An-Nahl (16:41)
Dua for Tawakkul
Name of Allah and Dua for mental strength
If you are looking for mental strength then you can invoke the name of Allah Swt “Al-Qawiyy” (القوي), which translates to “The Strong” or “The Most Powerful.”
Reciting the verse from Quran and calling upon the names of Allah swt is the best way to seek strength from the Almighty.
Additionally, seeking refuge with Allah swt by reciting this dua for strength “A’udhu billahi min ash-shaytan ir-rajim” (أَعُوذُ بِٱللَّـهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ ٱلرَّجِيمِ) which means “I seek refuge with Allah swt from the accursed devil” this will also contribute to mental strength by asking for protection from the negative influences.