5 Arabic Duas for Exams

by | Feb 8, 2019

Reciting these Dua for test can help you release nervousness and perform better in the exam.

Whether you are a student of 8th grade in a school or a post-graduate student at University, exams are always a nightmare. So, No matter what age group you belong to, exams have their general fear and stress.

Some people take exams so seriously that they tend to have exam fever. And that’s not a joke. I have experienced grumbles in my stomach before my exam ( particularly mathematics).

So here is a few Duas for exam success. And the good news is, these are very easy and short duas before the exam. Because Reciting these Duas for exams can help you release nervousness and perform better in the exam. But this does not mean that you should stop preparation for exams and count only on these Duas for a good grade in exams.

One of my teachers used to say,

“There are two crucial ingredients of success in any task of life, Effort and will of ALLAH Almighty, and both are equally important.”

So, Don’t ever think you can succeed by hard work and Effort only; you will always be needing the support of ALLAH. And If you feel mere Duas would make you realize, without any struggle or hardship by you”.

You need a perfect blend of hardship and before time preparation along with Duas for Exams.

Dua for Test:

As far as is the problem of getting the support of ALLAH, we have Duas for every purpose of life in Islam; here is Duas this purpose:

Dua for suppressing anxiety

We often experience anxiety, stress, and depression in exams. So, This stress can affect your performance in exams severely, so it’s better to recite a few Duas for exams:

It reported by Anas (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to say when something upset him:

Yaa Hayyu yaa Qayyoom, bi Rahmatika astagheeth

(O Ever-Living One, O Everlasting One, I seek help by Your mercy).

للَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَ الْحَزَنِ وَ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ العَجْزِ وَ الْكَسَلِ وَ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْجُبْنِ وَ الْبُخْلِ وَ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ غَلَبَةِ الدَّيْنِ و قَهْرِ الرجال

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 success in exams:

Reciting verse 62 of Surah Al-Anfaal is recommended for success in exams.


dua for sucess in exams

Wain yureedoo an yakhdaAAooka fainna hasbaka Allahu huwa allathee ayyadaka binasrihi wabialmumineena

“But if they intend to deceive you – then sufficient for you is Allah. It is He who supported you with His help and with the believers” [8:62]

 Dua for developing a perfect memory

The following Dua was taught by the Holy Prophet (S.A.) to Ali (A.S.) to recite after every obligatory Salaat for developing a perfect memory. And Make it a habit or at least recite this short dua before the exam.

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. 

Glory be to Him, who does not treat the citizens of His Kingdom unjustly and harshly. Who does not let torment and pain come suddenly upon humanity? The Compassionate, the Merciful. O Allah fill my heart and mind with true enlightenment, discerning intelligence, quick understanding and knowledge, Verily Thou art able to do everything.

Dua for memorizing a problematic topic

Yup! it happens. Sometimes you get stuck on a topic no matter how hard you try. So, You find it difficult to reproduce it on paper. First of all, shake off the fear of “it’s difficult, I can’t do it.” And Now recite this beautiful dua, which is a dua for the exam and every difficult situation.

اللَّهُمَّ لاَ سَهْلاً إِلّاَ مَا جَعَلّتَهٌ سَهْلاً وَأَنّتَ تَجّعَلَ الحَزَنَ إِذَا شِئتَ سَهْلاً

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 full expressiveness in exams

Prophet Musa had Dua of nonfluent speech. The supplication of Prophet SWT (peace be upon him)in Surah Taha. What he did to get compassion of ALLAH sub-Hana hu was tala :

“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

Out of all Duas for exams, I recite this Dua more often, as it’s not only for exams. Because This dua helps to improve your expressiveness both in written and verbal, so it can serve to be a multi-purpose supplication. And You can recite this dua for delivering lectures and speeches. So, Before interviews or at any place where you think you need it.

Dua for maintaining concentration in exams

The following can be one of the best Duas for exams. So, most of us experience a loss of strength while preparing for exams or while attempting exam papers.

صلى الله على محمد وال محمد اللهم اني أسألك يا مدخر الخير وفاعله والآمر به ذكرني ما انسانيه الشيطان

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 Allah be upon Muhammad and his progeny. O Allah, I ask you, the one who mentions goodness and actualizes it and commands it. Please remind me of that which the shaytan makes me forget.

We do have a complete set of all Masnoon Duas of day and night. So, If you find a hard time memorizing these Duas for exams or any other Duas, you can join our Dua memorization course (these courses are for all age groups).


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