Dua For overcoming your weaknesses

Dua For Overcoming Your Weaknesses In Arabic

اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَ الْحَزَنِ وَ الْعَجْزِ وَ الْكَسَلِ وَ الْبُخْلِ وَ الْجُبْنِ وَ ضَلَعِ الدِّيْنِ وَ غَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ


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Dua For Overcoming Your Weaknesses In English Transcription

Allahumma inni a’udhubika minal hammi wal hazan, wal ‘ajzi wal kasal, wal bukhli wal jubn, wa dhala’id-dayni wa ghalabatir rijaal

Dua For Overcoming Your Weaknesses In English

O Allah! I seek refuge in You from grief and sadness, from weakness and from laziness, from miserliness and from cowardice, from being overcome by debt and from being overpowered by men (other people).

Al-Bukhari 7:158

HAVE YOU EVER had problems that prevented you from sleeping at night? Or fears that made you have bad dreams? Do you sometimes feel limited by your weaknesses? Then consider the following:

Most of us spend most of our time worrying. To worry takes time. Then we enter a negative state, so we procrastinate, because we can not be bothered to do anything. On top of that, most people are stuck in their limits, in their perceptions of reality. They do not dare to think outside the box. Do you know the elephant? Baby elephants are tied to a small peg in the ground. They try to go further than the length of the rope attached to this stake, but they are not strong enough. They learn (decide) that they can not move when the pawn is there. They grow up and are trained to carry trees. But when their master puts them on the ground, they resign themselves to the decision made years ago. A three-ton elephant thinks this little ankle will stop [his freedom of movement]! And that’s how we live. [I]

We all have our stakes that tie us to the ground. Things that constrain us and things that force us. Things that make us not free. And freedom in its true sense is one of the greatest gifts that Allah has given us; so it would be very imprudent to let her take us through the shayan towers.

The beginning of empowerment is taking refuge from Allah against our fears and weaknesses, in search of a solution. We must remember that we must not let emotions, situations and people control us, but at the same time, we must realize that we are not controlling either. It is ultimately in the hands of Allah and we must trust him.

According to Abu Saeed al-Khudri, the Messenger of Allah entered the mosque. He saw a man from the Anṣâr called Abu Umâmah. The prophet asked:

‘What is going on? Why are you sitting in the mosque while time is not at prayer? ‘Abu Umamah replied:’ Endless troubles and debts, O messenger of Allah. ‘The Messenger of Allah then asked: Who, when you say them, Allah will remove your worries and settle your debts? He replied, ‘Yes, of course, O Messenger of Allah’. He said, “Say morning or evening:

أللهم إني أعوذ بك من الهم والحزن والعجز والكسل والبخل

O Allah, I take refuge in You anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, misery and cowardice, the burden of debt and the overpowering of men. ‘

 Abu Umamah said, “When I did that, Allah cleared my worries and settled my debts. (Abu Dawud)

The first time I read this book, I knew it was exactly what I needed and, looking more closely at all the difficulties mentioned in the supplication, I could see how threatening they were.


It’s so easy to start worrying: fear for the future and what it could bring, thinking “what if”? Anxiety happens when we do not feel safe or control the situation. But are we really ever able to control anything except our own attitude? Only Allah knows what the future holds and we should trust him.

And if Allah touches you with adversity, there will be no remedy but Him; and if he wants you well, then there is no repellent of his generosity. He makes her reach whoever he wants from his servants. And he is the Forgiver, the Merciful. [Sûrat Yûnus, 10: 107]

All we have in the dunya is only a temporary blessing: our families, our wealth and our goods, our health and our talents. However, sometimes we attach too much to what we possess and become rather possessed by this thing. And when it’s gone, we’re heartbroken. It is this kind of grief that we should seek refuge and we must believe that all the good that has been taken away from us in this world is actually to our advantage, so that we can be remembered and return to our Lord.

And we will certainly test you with something of fear and hunger, a loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but we will give good news to the patient. [Sûrat Al-Baqarah, 2: 155]


Our inability to do something can be real, such as when we know we can not really do something, for example. we do not know how to swim – but all too often, we only perceive weakness. We believe that we are weak and that it prevents us from doing things, it becomes our excuse not to try harder. It is often the world around us that makes us feel inferior or weak. We compare ourselves to others and we feel unable to apparently do great things that others do. But the true strength comes from our heart and if we feel humiliated by others, it is only because we allow ourselves to feel that. Allah says to us:

So do not weaken or grieve, and you will be superior if you are true believers. [Sûrat Ál Imran, 3: 139]

Laziness is closely linked to feelings of weakness, as both of them discourage us from doing things. We feel lazy when a task seems too difficult or not exciting enough, then we procrastinate it. The solution to overcome laziness is to correctly define your priorities and ask Allah to make us strong and consistent. If we truly feel that it is better to wake up at dawn for prayer than to sleep, we can overcome laziness and do it simply. If we are really convinced that mastering Arabic could bring us closer to Allah, we will go forward, even if it is difficult for us. The pure heart and the sincere intention is the key.

And what prevents their expenses from being accepted from them is that they disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger and that they come to prayer only while they are lazy and they do not spend not except when they do not want to. [Sûrat Al-Tawbah, 9:54]

We all know that generosity is important and beneficial for us and for society, and we all admire the generosity of others. But when it comes to our own spending and our giving, it just becomes difficult: we see obstacles or we promise to give, and then we forget. Shayân threatens us with poverty and we give in to our nafs (ourselves), accumulating wealth and worrying for her. But all we have good is Allah alone; and all we spend on Allah – paying family expenses, donating charity, paying zakaah or spending money on Islamic education – is really the best investment. This life is temporary and all that we gain here is only temporary. But Akhira is eternal and all that we will have in the next life will be ours forever.

Say: Indeed, my Lord extends the provisions for whom he wills of his servants and restricts him for him. But whatever you spend on his cause, he will compensate; and he is the best supplier. [Sûrat Saba ‘, 34:39]


Fear is probably one of the most powerful tools of Shayâân. Fear discourages us and hinders our progress: we fear poverty to become greedy; we fear the lack of approval and we act as society wants us to act, regardless of our beliefs; we fear for our safety and this prevents us from doing what is right. We need courage. Overcoming our fears is not easy, but putting our trust in Allah and asking him to eliminate our fears are powerful weapons against Shayân’s treachery. And a strong believer does not fear anything or anyone except Allah.

Satan threatens you with poverty and commands you to be immoral, while Allah promises you his forgiveness and generosity. And Allah encompasses everything and knows. [Sûrat Al-Baqarah, 2: 268]

Burden of debt:
Debt is an obligation to fulfill and we are advised to avoid it as much as possible. The most dangerous thing about debt is how it enslaves us. The Prophet constantly asked Allah to protect him from the debts and was told by Aishah, may Allah be pleased with him and be pleased with him, that when someone asked him, he answered:

When a man goes into debt, he speaks and lies, and he makes a promise and breaks it. (Bukhari)

We should always spend wisely and be satisfied with what we have to avoid the financial difficulties that could lead to borrowing.

And do not make your hand chained to your neck, do not stretch it out completely and become blamed and insolvent. [Sûrat Al-Isrâ ‘, 17:29]


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