Category Archives: Islamic Studies: Duaa/Thikr

Islamic Studies Skills/Knowledge Lists – Duaas

1. Knows what a duaa is

2. Knows that we only ask (as in duaas) of Allah

3. Knows what to say at the beginning of duaas

4. Knows that you have to be certain and patient when making duaas

5. Knows to repeat duaas (not to ask just once)

6. Knows an appropriate voice to make duaas in (not loud or soft)

7. Knows that it is preferable to have wudhu when making duaas

8. Knows that it is preferable to face the Kabah/qiblah when making duaas

9. Knows to ask of Allah by His Names, especially a Name that fits a particular need

10. Knows manner of raising hands in duaa

11. Knows that we should be mindful of staying away from the haram in order to help our duaas get answered

12. Knows that we should ask of Allah by mentioning good deeds that we have done (duaa is elevated by good deeds); knows the story of the three men stuck in the cave

13. Knows that we should ask Allah in times of ease, not just in times of need

14. Knows the best times for duaa:

· In middle of night

· Between adhaan and iqama

· Fridays after asr

· When it is raining (also knows the duaa for rain)

· When fasting

· While making sujood

· On Laylatul Qadr

15. Knows that it is good to make duaas for others and what the angels say when this is done

16. Knows not to make duaas against self or someone else

17. Knows that duaas are answered for the traveler, parent, and faster

18. Has memorized authentic duaas of the prophet, salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam; among them:

· Duaa for waking up

· Duaa for getting dressed

· Duaa for wearing new clothes

· Duaa for going into bathroom

· Duaa for stepping out of bathroom

· Duaa after eating

· Duaa for leaving house

· Duaa for entering house

· Duaa for traveling

· Duaa when it rains

· Duaa after it rains

· During a wind storm

· Duaa to ask for clear skies

· Duaas after adhaan

· Duaa for going to sleep

· Duaa for drinking milk

· Duaa for host

· Duaa for breaking fast

· Duaa for undressing (bismillah)

· Duaa after making wudhu

· Duaa for going to the mosque

· Duaa for entering the mosque

· Duaa for leaving the mosque

· Duaas after the prayers

· Duaas for anxiety and sorrow

· Duaas for morning and evening

· Duaa for sick person

· Duaa when afflicted w ith a calamity

· Duaa as a condolence

· Duaa when hearing thunder

· Duaa upon sighting the crescent moon

· Duaa when sneezing

· When angry

· When seeing someone in trial or tribulation

· When sitting at a gathering/getting up

· When entering the market

· When delighted or amazed

· Duaa when seeking forgiveness

· When feeling pain in the body

· When you have insulted someone

For resources for teaching duaas, see:

TJ Main Site ( —Islamic Studies —–Duaas

Abdur – lots of articles pertaining to duaas

Duaa lessons right here at the TJ Blog (PDF)

And while you are making your duaas…………….please put in a duaa or two for my family!   😉

Happy Islamic Studies!


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Duaa Lessons..finally

Earlier this month I mentioned that we had worked on a lesson for duaa. This was an informal lesson for us where I just read from an article and came up with the activities as we went along.

After the lesson, I put together some ideas for a more formal unit on duaas, but didn’t get around to finishing it.  Recently I teamed up with Umm Abdul Basir to get together Islamic Bulletin Boards and that gave me the motivation to finally finish knocking out the lesson, masha Allah.

So, you can download this 37 page unit (16 mini lessons) here, insha Allah.

Duaa Unit

duaa lessonI hope you find it  helpful…….

And don’t forget to stop by Islamic Bulletin Board’s Duaa Bulletin Board page for free files to create your own Duaa Bulletin Board to go with your studies!




Posted by on October 29, 2009 in Islamic Studies: Duaa/Thikr


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After Salaat Adhkaar Reminders

If you’ve seen the Salaat/thikr Bulletin board post, you’ve seen the little books that I made up for after salaat atkhaar (plural of thikr, remembrance) for each salaat. While handy, I found that it was hard for us to keep up with the books and share them (we’d all need them after the prayers) and they were a little overwhelming as there were a lot of athkaar.

So, I made up some “cards”  (they are kind of huge), with a checklist format so that we can remember to make certain athkaar after salaat.

I left them in Word so that you can change the athkaar if you wish. These are just the ones I wanted my kids (and myself) to say at the very least after every salaat, insha Allah.

I taped these cards under our Salaat Bulletin Board clocks (the Fajr card under the Fajr clock, etc.) for quick reference.  Our board is near the area where we pray so its handy.



After Salaat Athkaar Cards


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Teaching Kids How to Make Duaas

Today we had an EXCELLENT lesson on making duaas, masha Allah.  Several weeks ago, an excellent article by Shaykh Fawzaan on the Manners of Duaa was posted in one of my E Groups. I was excited about using this to review duaas with the kids.  dua

If there’s one thing that I think I have done right by my kids, Allah knows best, is to stay up on our daily duaas and encourage them to consistently ask Allah for aid and things they want/need.

I had wanted to make up a little lesson on this topic using this article, but never got around to it.

Today, I finally said, just do it. I didn’t have any fancy lessons prepared, I just decided to read the article.  Sometimes I find that I put off doing a lot of stuff because I want it presented in a nice, engaging manner. While this is honorable, I find that I miss out on so many great opportunities to impart some knowledge (Islamic or otherwise)either searching on the net or making up my own stuff. So today was the day I had decided to just plow through it, sans worksheets and fluff.

Well,  because I don’t like to do anything totally blind, I wrote down a few starter questions to lead into reading the article. I kept it simple.  That worked great. My intro (of questions that I posed to the kids) was a great lead in and then we just went through the article. I had to do some in head editing here and there as all things were not needed at that time, so the lessons didn’t flow 100% as you might like them to, but it still worked.

As we read the article, I added some commentary in and used examples that the kids could relate to (of things they might ask duaa for). Here and there I stopped to ask questions to make sure they remembered what we had gone over. I took notes of good points (ones to pat myself on the back for, lol), that came up as well as questions the kids asked so that I could do a write up later.  I figure, as I have different grade levels, we’ll want to go over this again.

So, I am in the process of preparing a teaching guide/lesson of what we did , as well as things we didn’t do, but after reflecting upon what we did, things that would be great to emphasize/do.

Look for it over the next week, insha Allah, as I am putting on the finishing touches.

I hope you find it helpful and hope that you not only benefit from the actual materials but also from my little candor that shows that although planning is a key to successful homeschooling, sometimes you just gotta get in there and give what you got (and that it can be pretty good as well).  But if  you are like me and procrastinate a bit too much to make it “perfect,” don’t wait for my lessons, jump into today with the article!

Umm Ibrahim

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Posted by on October 3, 2009 in Islamic Studies: Duaa/Thikr


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What are the best times to make duaa?

Any time’s a great time to make duaa, but here’s a TJ printable which lists times where duaa are mustajaab (from root jeem-waa-baa, for answer (as in a supplication)–Hans Wehr)

Best Times for Duaas

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Posted by on July 16, 2009 in Islamic Studies: Duaa/Thikr



Duaas for entering/leaving the home–updated signs

I’ve created some updated versions of the duaas for entering/leaving the house posters.  They’re a little less formal now, the duaas are in house outlines (from a house coloring page)


2 versions of leaving the house duaa (or rather 2 different duaas from Hisnul Muslim)




These are not yet available from the main TJ site (they would have been but I accidentally wrote over the new page) 🙂

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Posted by on April 2, 2009 in Islamic Studies: Duaa/Thikr


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Regarding Opening Duaa

In a homeschooling group that I belong to, a post recently came through regarding a very “popular” opening duaa…. that the hadith which transmits it is weak. 

It is the one that we have been saying and I think is found in My Salat Companion so I felt the need to mention it. 

I’m not a learned person in the deen, so please read it and see what you think and act as you feel you should (apply it, seek advice from a scholar, etc)

Here is where the discussion can be found:


Posted by on February 22, 2009 in Islamic Studies: Duaa/Thikr