Personal Favourite Dua’s

Needless to say, a month of blessings is in our laps and we should make as much dua as possible. I’d like to share some easy, effective and beautiful dua’s that I have collected over the years and found extremely soothing. Dua is a cure for everything, except death!


لا اله الا انت سبحانك اني كنت من الظالمين

La ilaha illa anta, Subhanaka, Inni kuntu minaz-zalimin

There is none worthy of Worship besides You, You are far exalted and above all weaknesses, Surely, I’ am from among the wrongdoers (Dua in Quran of Hazrat Yunas as when he was in the belly of the fish)



وَأُفَوِّضُ أَمْرِي إِلَى اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَصِيرٌ بِالْعِبَادِ

Wa ufawwidu amri ila-Allah, inna-Allaha basirun bi l-ibad

I entrust my affair unto God. Truly, Allah is aware of His servants. (Dua in Quran)



 حسبي اللہ ونعم الوکيل

Hasbiy-Allaahu wa Ni’ma Al-Wakeel

Allah is Sufficient for Me, and He is the Best Helper



رَبِّ اِنِّىْ مَغْلُوْبٌ فَانْتَصِرْ

Rabbi inni maghlubun fan-tass-ssir

O Allah! I am oppressed,  therefore come to my help. (Dua in Quran of Hazrat Nuh as when he preached his people for 900 years and they did not listen)



رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَا أَنزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ

Rabbi, inni lima anzalta ilaya min khairin faqeer

O Allah, I am in absolute need of the good You send me. (Dua in Quran of Hazrat Musa as when he was seeking refuge)

 رَّبِّ ٱغْفِرْ وَٱرْحَمْ وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ ٱلرَّٰحِمِينَ

Rabbighfir Warham; Wa Anta Khairur Raahimeen

O Allah! Forgive and have mercy; for You Are the best of those who show mercy. (Dua taught in Quran to Holy Prophet saw)

اللهم خر لي واختر لي

Allahuma khirli wakhtarli

O Allah, choose and select for me. (Dua taught to me by someone I immensely respect)


Remember me in your duas! 🙂


How to Steer Clear of Foul-weather Friends

We’ve all come across about fair-weather friends, those who stick with us in good times and ditch us when we need them. Then there is another breed, yes you guessed it: foul-weather friends. They are of two types. First type is those who run to you only when they need something and second type is those who are around you all the time, but as soon as things start to work out for you, they can’t stand it and leave you out of jealousy. They’d rather be happy for your misery than see you flourish.

Rule number one: learn to be assertive, as cliched as it may sound. The power of saying no tactfully cannot be stressed enough. Be polite, but set boundaries. If a class-fellow wants to seek your help for some project, offer advice or tips but don’t agree to do their whole project.


Rule number two: always ask them to approach you instead of you going to them, as it is likely that they would stand you up. What else can you expect from a non serious person.  If they bug you too much, tell them off by saying you are busy. They will get the message.


Rule number three:  mind your own business, stay away from pests and people who cannot see you happy. It is better to be alone than with the wrong people. You may come out as anti-social or arrogant, but give a damn to what people think of you. Go at any length to keep your sanity intact.