8 Effective Dua for Studying for exam success

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What is the Dua for Studying for exam success?

Do you need a Powerful dua which you can read before study to get success in exams? As students, we all know the pressure and stress that come with exams. Knowledge is a precious gift of Allah. We spend countless hours studying, trying to absorb as much information as possible. However,sometimes it feels like no matter how much effort we put in, we just can’t seem to get the results we want. This is where dua comes in.

Dua is a powerful tool that can help us find success in our studies by seeking spiritual guidance and support. Since the exam season is On, I would like to share my personal secrets of getting good marks and exam success.

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.

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Boost your Focus and retention with these Powerful Dua and tips to study.

Revise your Intention before study

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ لاَ يَنْفَعُ وَمِنْ قَلْبٍ لاَ يَخْشَعُ وَمِنْ نَفْسٍ لاَ تَشْبَعُ وَمِنْ دَعْوَةٍ لاَ يُسْتَجَابُ لَهَا

O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from the knowledge which does not benefit, from the heart that does not entertain the fear (of Allah), from the soul that does not feel contented and the supplication that is not responded. [Sahih Muslim]

رَبِّ يَسِّرْ وَلَا تُعَسِّرْ وَتَمِّمْ بِالْخَيْرِ وَبِكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

Rabbi yassir wala tuassir wa tammim bil khayr wa bika nastaen

“O my Lord, make things easy for me, and do not make them difficult; complete them with goodness, and I seek refuge in You from hardship.”

يا فتّاح يا عليم برحمتك يا أرحم الراحمين

ya fattahu ya aleem berahmateka ya arhamar rahimeen

O Opener, O All-Knowing, by Your mercy, O the Most Merciful of the merciful.

When you make the right intention, your act becomes an ibadah. So always rectify your intentions and have the right intentions.

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Dua for studying difficult subjects:

رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي

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. [20:25-28]

Transliteration of Dua Rabbi ishrah li sadri wa yassir li amri, wah-lul ‘uqdatan min lisaani yafqahu qawli.

This is also the dua of Prophet Musa (AS) mentioned in the Quran.

This dua is particularly effective for students who struggle with exam anxiety or exam nervousness. It helps to calm the mind and ease any stress or tension that may hinder one’s ability to focus on studies.

To recite this dua, one should start by making wudu and sitting in a quiet place. Begin by reciting the tasbih (SubhanAllah), followed by the tahleel (La ilaha illallah), and then the takbir (Allahu Akbar). After this, recite the Rabbishrah Li Sadri dua seven times, focusing on the meaning and intention behind each word.

It is recommended to recite this dua regularly, especially during times of intense studying or exam preparation

رَّبِّ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا

My Lord! Increase me in knowledge. [20:114]

Dua for stuttering:

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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)

Dua for fear of exams anxiety:

It is normal to feel a little bit of anxiety during exams and some of us get more anxious. It is recommended to recite this dua, reported by Anas (may Allah be pleased with him)

“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.”

8 Tips for studying and exam ease

Hard work is the secret to get good marks in exam. Don’t go looking for wazifa for good marks if you haven’t put in the effort. This duniya is darul asbab, you need to make effort for things. Here are few tips and dua for studying-

1)Define Your purpose for studying

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 ourselves 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.

2)Prepare for your Task

Read these Dua before studying:

dua for studying
dua for studying

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 study plan. Define your hours of studying, subjects, and chapters, and do not make this timetable unrealistic.

Analyse your potential and work on it.

4. choose the Best Time and Place to Study

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Merit Tips: Make a Specific Place of Study.This improves concentration.

5. Actions to Increase Memorization Power, dua for focusing on studies

Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) was once asked as to what was most beneficial for increasing the memory, he replied: True greed for knowledge, and Persistent mutala’ah (studying).

Imam Shafi’ie (rahimahullah) had prescribed the following four methods:

  • 1) The use of a Miswak.
  • 2)Sitting in the company of the ‘Ulama (Scholars).
  • 3)Sitting in the company of the Pious.
  • 4)Abandoning futile talk.

 Merit tips : Make Good Notes and Practice by Writing

 Food to increase Memory and Concentration- Sunnah backed by Scientific research  

6. Recite frequently this dua when studying Dua-Dua Rabbi zidni ilma

Whenever you want to start studying, Start with this Dua-.Rabbi zidni ilma.This dua can also be recited as Dua for anxiety and fear of exams.

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Rabbi zidnee ‘ilman

“O my Lord, increase me in knowledge!”

and then the Dua : Rabbishrah lee sadree Wayassir lee amree Wahlul ‘uqdatan min lisanee Yafqahoo qawlee

Also Read : Dua you Should say When you feel depressed ,Sad or anxious.

7. Color Code your notes

Colour co-ordinate your exam subjects with specific colors.

8. Hard Work

  • Besides making dua for success in the 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 nobody saw me ever saw me studying and they were always Surprised when I used to get the top Marks. So, Plan your Work and yes, everybody 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.
  • Charts and diagram are effective study tool:Represent your main points with diagrams and illustrations.
  • Highlight the main points of a text or essay with illustrations and diagrams, to explain tough concepts, break down texts, keep your brain engaged and inspire creativity in you when approaching exam time.

Dua for success in Exams

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Dua for exam success and memory

“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 shaitan makes me forget.”

Short Dua before Exam for Success

Whenever you want to start studying, Start with this Dua-.Rabbi zidni ilma. 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.

اللهُمَّ لا سَهْلَ إلا مَا جَعَلتَهُ سَهْلا وَ أنتَ تَجْعَلُ الحزْنَ إذا شِئْتَ سَهْلا

O Allah! There is nothing easy except what You make easy, and You make the difficult easy if it be Your Will.

Then read ” Rabbi zidni ilma ” 3 times and start your exams with Bismillah. If you have time you can also read Darood sharif.

Dua for Tough Subjects; Dua while reading something difficult/dua for focusing on studies

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“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.”

Dua for Success in Exam, Dua for Viva and Interview Success

This is the Dua Which my Mother made us read Often.This Dua is from Surah Taha (Chapter 20), verses 25-28,

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”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

This is also a good Dua for a stammer

Dua for studying tough subjects ,dua for studying something difficult

-dua for studying and concentration, 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 after Studying

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

Dua to pass exam

While waiting for results, you can read ayate karima– many times.It is the dua of yunus alaihi salan which brought him out of the belly of the fish so if you have given your best, read this dua many times and seek help from Allah. In sha Allah Allah will grant you success.

لَّآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّآ أَنتَ سُبْحَٰنَكَ إِنِّى كُنتُ مِنَ ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ

La ilaha illa anta subhanaka inni kuntu minaz zalimin.

Pray for knowledge
By:Usmani, Mufti Muhammad Taqi

[Knowledge is light. It is a gift given by Allah almighty and cannot be merely acquired by sheer ability alone. We must beseech Allah for knowledge. Mufti Taqi Usmani advises students of Hadith how to pray and outlines a dua. He says:]

“Oh Allah! In truth we are not deserving of gaining this knowledge or becoming its student of deen; we have no capacity. The reality is that our smutty mouths and filthy tongues are not even good enough to be permitted to say the name of Muhammad Rasul Allah (صلي الله عليه و سلم) let alone be given the opportunity to study his Ahadith and utterances. Oh Allah!

We have absolutely no capacity to study the words of your beloved (صلي الله عليه و سلم), however, Oh Allah! You are the creator and maintainer of capacity. Through your grace, generosity and mercy, grant us this aptitude and fitness. Grant us the ability to value this blessing. Grant us the ability to fulfil the rights associated with this knowledge. The radiance and blessing which you have gifted within the Ahadith, we deserve none of it but Oh Allah!

We are definitely in need. We deserve nothing at all but are in need of everything. Oh Allah! Consider what we deserve, consider what we need and with your grace and generosity give us the radiance and blessing based on our needs. Give us the ability to fulfil the etiquettes, conditions and requisites needed for acquiring this knowledge. Give us the proper understanding of this knowledge. Give us the ability to act and stay steadfast upon it.”

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