Explore 7 best dua for knowledge that will increase your understanding and wisdom. Knowledge is one of the most valuable gifts that Allah can bestow upon us. It is also one of our obligations to seek it and use it wisely.

7 Best Dua for knowledge

Dua for knowledge: One of the means through which we can draw nearer to Allah (s.w.t) is by pursuing knowledge. By comprehending the intricacies of the universe and acknowledging Allah’s magnificent creations, we enhance our gratitude towards Him and develop a deeper sense of humbleness.

7 Best Dua for knowledge

During our quest for knowledge, we may encounter numerous obstacles and challenges that impede our progress. These obstacles can take various forms, such as mental blocks, waning motivation, or a multitude of distractions. Overcoming these challenges requires us to seek the assistance of Allah and maintain the right intentions to ensure consistency in our learning endeavors.

Dua for knowledge #1

رَبِّ زِدۡنِي عِلۡمًا

In English

Rabbi zidni ‘ilma.


“Lord! Increase me in knowledge.” 

(Surah Taha, 20:114)


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Dua for knowledge #2

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ لاَ يَنْفَعُ, وَمِنْ دُعَاءٍ لاَ يُسْمَعُ, وَمَنْ قَلْبٍ لاَ يَخْشَعُ, وَمِنْ نَفْسٍ لاَ تَشْبَعُ

In English

Allahumma inni a’uzu bika min ‘ilmin la yanfa’, wa min du’a-in la yusma’, wa min qalbin la yakhsha’, wa min nafsin la tashba’.


“O Allah, I implore You to protect me from acquiring knowledge that is of no benefit, making supplication that goes unheard, having a heart that does not fear You, and a soul that is never content.”

(Sunan Ibn Majah)

Dua for knowledge #3

اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أعُوذُ بكَ مِنَ الهَمِّ والحَزَنِ، والعَجْزِ والكَسَلِ، والجُبْنِ والبُخْلِ، وضَلَعِ الدَّيْنِ، وغَلَبَةِ الرِّجالِ

In English

Allahumma inni a’uzu bika minal-hammi wal-hazani, wal-’ajzi wal-kasal, wal-jubni wal-bukhul, wa-dhola’id-daini, wa-gholabatir-rijal


“O Allah! I seek refuge with You from worry and grief, and from incapacity and laziness, from cowardice and miserliness, from being heavily in debt, and from being overpowered by (other) men.”

(Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Dua for knowledge #4

اللَّهُمَّ لَا سَهْلَ إلاَّ مَا جَعَلْتَهُ سَهْلاً، وأنْتَ تَجْعَلُ الحَزْنَ إذَا شِئْتَ سَهْلاً

In English

Allahumma laa sahla illa ma ja’altahu sahlan, wa anta taj-alul hazna iza syi’ta sahla.


“Oh Allah! Nothing is easy except what you have made easy. If you wish, you can make the difficult easy.”

(Sahih Ibn Hibban)

Dua for knowledge #5

اَللَّهُمَّ انْفَعْنِي بِمَا عَلَّمْتَنِي وَعَلِّمْنِي مَا يَنْفَعُنِي وَزِدْنِي عِلْمًا

In English

Allahumman-fa’ni bima ‘allamtani, wa ‘allimni ma yanfa’uni, wa zidni ‘ilma


“O Allah! Grant me benefit in what you have taught me, and teach me useful knowledge and increase me in knowledge.”

(Sunan At-Tirmizi)

Dua for knowledge #6

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً وَهَيِّئْ لَنَا مِنْ أَمْرِنَا رَشَدًا

In English

Rabbana atina min ladunka rahmatan wa hayyi’ lana min amrina rasyada.


“Our Lord! Grant us mercy from Yourself and guide us rightly through our matters.”

(Surah Al-Kahf, 18:10)

Dua for knowledge #7

رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِنْ لِسَانِي يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي

In English

Rabbish rahli sadri wa yassirli amri wah lul uqdatan min lisaani, yaf kahu kauli


My Lord, expand for me my breast [with assurance] and ease for me my task and untie the knot from my tongue that they may understand my speech.

Surah TaHa (20:25-28)


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