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Which duas and surahs should one recite during pregnancy?

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Please can you guide me as to what to read:

1. What Surahs, Duas, adhkaar should a woman engage in throughout her pregnancy. 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester.

2. Please can you advise if the following should be practised? Is it authentic.

“Habib ‘Umar bin Hafiz’s advice on duas to read during pregnancy and labour


Surah Inshiqaq (Surah 84) – to be recited daily throughout the pregnancy

Surah Luqman (Surah 31) – to be recited daily during the 1st trimester when the baby’s brain, mental faculties and nervous system are developing

Surah Yusuf (Surah 12) – to be recited in the 2nd trimester when the child’s physical appearance is forming

Surah Maryam (Surah 19) – to be recited in the 3rd trimester as labour approaches

“Ya Lateef” – to be recited 129 times every morning and evening

7th month only

The husband should recite Surah Inshirah (Surah 94) 152 times on the baby


The first ayat of Surah al-Fath’ (Surah 48) “Ya Lateef”

Surah Maryam (Surah 19)

Surah Inshirah (Surah 94)

“As salaam Alaikum ayuha-nabee wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu”

For those trying to conceive children

Recite Surah Fatiha (Surah 1) 41 times in between the sunnah and fard of Fajr prayer.

Recite verse 38 of Surah Imran (Surah 3) as many times a day as possible.”

Habib ‘Umar bin Hafiz – Advice on Duas to Read During Pregnancy and Labour


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Surahs from the Quran and duas for a safe, easy pregnancy or for conceiving are often given by ulama based on their personal experience or that of others.

You can refer to the following previously answered inquiries on our website for duas and verses that are beneficial during pregnancy:




And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Sohail ibn Arif,
Student Darul Iftaa
Chicago, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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