Whether you are a student of 8th grade in a school or a post-graduate student in University, Exams are always a nightmare. 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, Myself-experienced grumbles in my stomach before my exam ( particularly mathematics). So here are few Duas for exams. 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. 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 think mere Duas would make you realize, without any effort or hardship by you”.
You need a perfect blend of hardship and before time preparation along with Duas for Exams.
Duas for Exams
As far as is the problem of getting the support of ALLAH, we have Duas for every purpose of life in Islam, here are Duas for this purpose:
Dua for suppressing anxiety
We often experience anxiety, stress, and depression in exams. 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, by Your mercy I seek help).
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 recommended attaining good grades.
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]
To remember forgotten things
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. Make it a habit or at least recite the 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, Glory is to Him, who does not let torment and pain come suddenly upon humanity, Glory be to 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 all things.
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, which he did to get compassion of ALLAH sub-Hana hu was tala :
Out of all Duas for exams. I recite this Dua more often, as it’s not only for exams, it helps to improve your expressiveness both written and verbal. So it can serve to be a multi-purpose supplication, use it before delivering lectures and speeches, before interviews or at any place where you think you need it.
Dua for maintaining concentration in exam
The following can be one of the best Duas for exams as most of us experience loss of strength while preparing for exams or while attempting exam paper.
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, remind me of that which the shaytan makes me forget.
We do have a complete set of all Masnoon Duas of day and night. If you find a hard time in memorizing these Duas for exams or any other Duas, you can join our Dua memorization course (these courses are for all age groups).