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Can You Share Some Duas for Excelling in Studies?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle

Question

I have a few questions regarding saying Bismillah and duas for studying. So if we say Bismillah, recite the duas to study, and then if we get distracted, talk to someone or get up to do something else during studying, do we have to recite all the studying duas all over again?

Also, someone told me of a dua to recite after studying “Allahumma inni astaodeeka ma qara’tu wama hafaz-tu. Farudduhu’ allaya inda hajati elahi. Innaka ‘ala ma-tasha’-u qadeer wa anta hasbeeya wa na’mal wakeel” so is this an authentic dua that we must recite after studying?

Answer

The dua you mentioned is excellent, and there is no harm in using it. I don’t think it is ascribed to the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace), though, or any of his Companions for that matter.

There is a nice dua for ease that is authentic:

اللَّهمَّ لا سَهْلَ إلَّا ما جعَلْتَه سَهلًا وأنتَ تجعَلُ الحَزْنَ سَهلًا إذا شِئْتَ

Allahumma la sahla illa ma jaaltahu sahla
Wa anta tajalu l-hazna sahlan idha shi’t.

O Allah, nothing is easy save that which You make easy,
And You make that which is hard easy if You so wish. [Muhammad ibn Hibban al-Busti, Ibn Hibban, and others]

If you start talking about something else, there is no need to repeat it, but there is also no harm in repeating it.

I pray this helps.

[Shaykh] Farid Dingle
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language

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