Duas for Studying ; Dua for Sucess in Exams & Tips for Passing Exams with Good Marks
Assalamu Alaikum,Since the exam season is On,I would like to Share my secrets of getting good marks in Exams.Personally,these are tried and tested Tips which helped me achieved 90 % marks in my graduation and yes,It was of 8 semester course and pretty tough to maintain the top position but Alhumdulillah,I was able to maintain my Position and I topped all the Semester.Before you derive a conclusion on me,let me clear you that I am an average student like you and haven’t studied more than 5-6 hours a day.It is by the will of Allah that I got good grades because I sought His help every time I sat to Study.
So,Today I am going to share with you Some dua for Success in Exam.
1)Define Your purpose
Passing or getting good marks is not success.Success is what you achieve with the Knowledge.Our purpose of Studying Should be to acquire Knowledge so that We can benefit myself and Others from Our Knowledge.
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ لَا يَنْفَعُ وَمِنْ قَلْبٍ لَا يَخْشَعُ وَمِنْ نَفْسٍ لَا تَشْبَعُ وَمِنْ دَعْوَةٍ لَا يُسْتَجَابُ لَهَا
“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from knowledge which does not benefit, from a heart that does not entertain the fear (of Allah), from a soul that is not satisfied and the supplication that is not answered.”
In a hadith recorded in Saheeh Muslim, Zaid bin Alqam
2)Prepare for your Task
Everytime I sat to Prepare my lesson,I asked refuge from shaitan and started my Study in the Name of Allah.
Auzubillahi Minash Shaitan ir Rajeem.
Bismillah ir Rahman ir Rahim.
English translation : I seek refuge in Allah from the Accursed Satan.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
3)Make a Timetable
Outline your Plan.You need to Know how will you accomplish your target.Define your hours of Studying,Subject and Chapters and do not make this Timetable unrealistic .Analyse your Potential and Work on It.I was very poor at following my timetable but One thing I sticked at was completing that Day’s task.I studied Physics at the time of chemistry and biology at the time of maths,and was not harsh at myself.I studied for myself and gave myself a thumbs up for every mission accomplished.
4)Dua For studying
Whenever you want to start studying ,Start with this Dua.This is a very Powerful dua for studying and It is Short and easy too.And It is a Quranic Dua and has been mentioned in Surah Taha chapter 20,verse 114.
Rabbi zidnee ‘ilman
“O my Lord, increase me in knowledge!”
Rabbishrah lee sadree Wayassir lee amree Wahlul ‘uqdatan min lisanee Yafqahoo qawlee
“O my Sustainer! Open up my heart and make my task easy for me, and loosen the knot from my tongue so that they might fully understand my speech.” (Quran-20:25-28)
Besides making dua for sucess in exam,you need to work hard .Hard Work is not studying for 24 hours.Quality wins Over Quality.Read 3 hours a day but use that 3 hours to full.Give your full Concentration.That hour after Fajr and Maghrib is the best time to Study and retain.During my graduation,I studied from 4 am to 9 am and no body saw me ever saw me studying and they were always Surprised when I used to get the top Marks.So,friends Plan your Work and yes,every body has their Own “Super hour”.Analyse your “Super Studying hour” by calculating which time of the day you feel most awake and ready to do an Interesting thing.
6)Read a Short Dua Before studying and Before Exams
Do You forget what you study ?I Would like to Share with You a Dua which can help you retain what you have Studied and can help you Concentrate better:
“Salla-l-laahu alaa Muhammad wa aal-e Muhammad. Allahumma inni as’aluka yaa mudhakkira-l khayr wa faa’ilahu wa-l-aamimira bihi dhakir-ni maa ansaani-hi-shaytan.”
“Blessings of god be upon Muhammad and his progeny. O god, I ask you, the one who mentions goodness and actualizes it and commands it, remind me of that which the shaytan makes me forget.”
7)Dua to Prepare for Tough Subjects
Sometimes We really have tough time Understanding Some Subjects.Are You Weak at Maths,Physics or do you find Something Very Difficult.Here is a Powerful Dua :
“Allahumma la sahla illama ja-‘altahu sahla anta taj ‘alu al hazana eza ma shi’ta sahal.”
“Oh Allah! Nothing is easy except what you have made easy. If you wish, you can make the difficult easy.”
8)Dua for Sucess in Exam ,Viva and Interview
This is the Dua Which my Mother made Us read Often.This Dua is from Surah Taha (Chapter 20), verses 25-28,
”O my Lord ! open my chest for me and make my task easy for me and make loose the knot from my tongue so that they understand my speech” surah Taaha verse 25-28
Dua to Increase Memory and recall forgotten things :
سُبْحانَ مَنْ لا يَعْتَدي عَلى أهْلِ مَمْلَكَتِهِ سُبْحانَ مَنْ لا يَأخُذُ اَهْلَ الاَْرْضِ بأَلْوانِالْعَذابِ سُبْحانَ الرَّؤوُفِ الرَّحيمِ اَللّـهُمَّاْجَعلْ لي في قَلْبى نُوراً وَبَصَراً وَفَهْماً وَعِلْماً اِنَّكَ عَلى كُلِّ شَي قَديرٌ .
Dua for studying to Suppress Anxiety and Fear:
It is normal to feel a little bit of anxiety during exams and some of us get more anxious .They develop frustration, fear, and anxiety in exams, which may adversely affect their performance.It is recommended to Recite this dua, reported by Anas (may Allah be pleased with him), that the Prophet (pbuh) used to say when something upset him.
Allahumma inni a’oodhoo bika minal-hammi walhuzni, wal-‘ajzi wal-kasali wal-bukhli wal-jubni, wa dal’id-dayni wa ghalabatir- rajaal
“O Allah! I seek refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being oppressed by men.”
Dua for studying – ( Video )
I am adding a Video of Useful duas,So that you can memorize them better:
Sheikh Alfasy Recommends 3 Dua from Quran that can help Us in seeking Knowledge.These are :
- Surah Taha 25-28: The Dua Which we mentioned to read in Viva and Interview:”O my Lord ! open my chest for me and make my task easy for me and make loose the knot from my tongue so that they understand my speech” surah Taaha verse 25-28
- Surah Taha 114:The dua which we mentioned as Dua for studying:Rabbi zidnee ‘ilman
- As shura:83-85 :
- Rabbi hab lee hukmanw wa alhiqnee bis saaliheen
- Waj’al lee lisaana sidqin fil aakhireen
- Waj’alnee minw warasati Jannnatin Na’eem
Hope this Article benefits my brothers and Sisters Preparing for their Exams.Have a good Luck.All the Best.