There is a dua I heard growing up a lot but at the time I was too young to appreciate. Every night before eating dinner, my Abu (dad) would make an elaborate dua which by the time he completed the food had gone cold (or at least that’s how long it felt).
He would tell me all the time, Son when you are my age you’ll understand. This was an example of that, at the time I would grow impatient because I was hungry… you know? I just wanted to eat.
I would look around the table to see if anyone else felt the same way, they all had their heads down looking into their palms while my dad continued on with the dua.
I can still hear his voice in my head after listening to it for many years, “rabbana hablana min azwajina wa dhuriyyatina qurrata A’yunin waj’alna lil- muttaqina imama”
Part of the reason I couldn’t appreciate the act is because Arabic isn’t my mother tongue I just never really appreciated the meaning behind what was being said. But now, in retrospect on my own Journey to learning about Islam I’ve grown to really love this specific dua:
The english meaning is:
“Our Lord! Grant unto us wives and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and give us (the grace) to lead the righteous.”
The beauty in reciting this dua is it asking Allah for a united family unit, something my father was praying for every day when we had our family dinners. To have a wife and children that would “bring comfort” and be a positive influence on the community by being “examples for the righteous”.
Who wouldn’t want a family like that?
These are core values and ethics we could build a good chunk of our behaviors and personalities around.
Rabbana Hablana Min Azwajina Pronunciation in Arabic Text
This Rabbana dua is mentioned from Surah Furqan (chapter 25) ayat 74. in Arabic with transliteration and English translation:
رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا
Transliteration: rabbana hablana min azwaajina wa dhuriyyatina qurrata A’yunin waj’alna lil- muttaqina imama
Benefits of Rabbana Hablana Min Azwajina Dua (When To Recite)
Here’s a list of benefits from reciting this dua. It can also provide a good context for when someone would say this supplication.
- Asking Allah for a righteous life partner.
- Asking Allah for obedient children that are good positive influence on others.
- Dua can also be recited for married couple looking to get pregnant and have beautiful babies.
- Or can be recited when you are pregnant and want to ask Allah for a safe pregnancy and a healthy new born.
I hope this helps you on your own personal journey to learning about Islam.
May Allah give you and others every success in their search, insha’Allah.
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