Dua for Success in Exam

Dua has the power to change our fate. It can make possible what apparently seems impossible to us. As Qur’an says, “Do not despair of the mercy of Allah”. Through dua, we invoke Allah’s mercy and blessings. Thus, dua can turn any sort of failure into success. In any sort of exam in life, there are multiple prescribed prayers in our religion, Islam. Here, we will share with you the authentic dua for your success in the exam cited in Qur’an and Ahadees.

Most Effective Dua for Success in Exam

The following prayers are cited from Qur’an and Hadees. Students must recite these prayers for success in the exam.

Durood Sharif is the Best Dua for Success in every Exam

The first and most recommended dua that can make you successful in any sort of exam is Durood Shareef. If you want success in life, you must develop a habit of reciting Durood Sharif at least a hundred times a day.

There are multiple benefits of Durood Sharif. According to Hadees, Allah takes full responsibility for a person who frequently recites Darood Sharif.

People from any walk of life would receive help miraculously by reciting Durood Pak. For students, Durood Sharif will make their academic careers extremely successful.

Prayers for Beneficial Knowledge

Not everything we read is worth reading. Similarly, not every piece of knowledge is good. So, we should seek only beneficial knowledge.

With the following prayers, Allah miraculously saves us from unworthy knowledge and provides us with the knowledge that will help us in exams as well as in life.

In short, these prayers will save our time from being wasted on studying what is useless from an examination point of view. Thus, we move steps closer to success in the exam.

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ عِلْمًا نَافِعًا وَرِزْقًا طَيِّبًا وَعَمَلاً مُتَقَبَّلاً

Sunan Ibn Majah

English Transliteration

Allahumma inni as-aluka ‘ilman naafi’an, wa rizqan tayyiban, wa ‘amalan mutaqabbalan

English Translation

“O Allah, I ask You for beneficial knowledge, good provision, and acceptable deeds.”

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ لاَ يَنْفَعُ, وَمِنْ دُعَاءٍ لاَ يُسْمَعُ, وَمَنْ قَلْبٍ لاَ يَخْشَعُ, وَمِنْ نَفْسٍ لاَ تَشْبَعُ

Sunan Ibn Majah

English Transliteration

Allahumma inni a’uzhu bika min ‘ilmin la yanfa’, wa min du’a-in la yusma’, wa min qalbin la yakhsha’, wa min nafsin la tashba’

English Translation

“O Allah, I seek refuge with You from the knowledge that does not bring benefit, from a supplication that is not heard, from a heart that does not fear (You), and from a soul that never satisfies.”

Dua for Ease in Exams

These prayers will invoke Allah’s blessings that will enlighten us and make us sharp mentally and spiritually.

رَبِّي اِشْرَحْلِي صَدْرِي وَ يَسِّرْلِي أَمْرِي وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي

Surah Ta Ha, 20:25-28

English Transliteration

Rabbi-isyrahli sadri, wa yassir li amri, wahlul ‘uqdatam-min lisaani yafqahu qawli


“My Lord! Uplift my heart for me, and ease me through my task. And remove the impediment from my tongue, so that they may understand my speech.”

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً وَهَيِّئْ لَنَا مِنْ أَمْرِنَا رَشَدًا

Surah Al-Kahf, 18:10

English Transliteration

Rabbana atina min ladunka rahmatan wa hayyi’ lana min amrina rashada


“Our Lord! Grant us mercy from Yourself and guide us rightly through our matters.”

Dua to Invoke Allah’s Help in Exam

A student cannot always remember everything he reads during exam preparation. Whether this is the case with you or not, the following dua will render help in miraculous ways.

Whatever you would read, you would be able to recall during the exam. Allah will eventually make you successful in your exam.

اللّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْتَودِعُكَ مَا قَرَأتُ وَمَا حَفِظْتُ وَمَا تَعَلَّمْتُ فَرْدُدْه لِي إِلَيَّ عِنْدَ حَاجَتِي إِلَيْهِ ، إِنَّكَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِير وَحَسْبُنَا اللهُ وَنِعْمَ الوَكِيل

English Transliteration

Allahumma inni astaudi’uka ma qara’tu wa ma hafiztu wa ma ta’allamtu, fardudhu li ilayya ‘inda haajati, innaka ‘ala kulli shai-in qadeer, wa hasbunallahu wa ni’mal wakeel.

English Translation

“O, Allah! I entrust You with what I have read and what I have memorized and I have studied. Bring it back to me when I am in need of it. Truly you have power over all things. Sufficient for us is Allah, and (He is) the best Disposer of affairs.”

اللَّهُمَّ لَا سَهْلَ إلاَّ مَا جَعَلْتَهُ سَهْلاً، وأنْتَ تَجْعَلُ الحَزْنَ إذَا شِئْتَ سَهْلاً

Sahih Ibn Hibban

English Transliteration

Allahumma laa sahla illa ma ja’altahu sahlan, wa anta taj-alul hazna izha shi’ta sahla

English Translation

“Oh, Allah! Nothing is easy except what you have made easy. If you wish, you can make the difficult easy.”

Prayer for Increase in Beneficial Knowledge

We must ask Allah to increase our knowledge. The more knowledge we have, the more likely we are going to be successful in exams.

The following prayers will help us enhance our knowledge. 

رَبِّ زِدۡنِي عِلۡمًا

Surah Taha, 20:114


Rabbi zidni ‘ilma


“Lord! Increase my knowledge.”

اَللَّهُمَّ انْفَعْنِي بِمَا عَلَّمْتَنِي وَعَلِّمْنِي مَا يَنْفَعُنِي وَزِدْنِي عِلْمًا

Sunan At-Tirmizi

English Transliteration

Allahumman-fa’ni bima ‘allamtani, wa ‘allimni ma yanfa’uni, wa zidni ‘ilma

English Translation

“O, Allah! Grant me benefit in what you have taught me, teach me useful knowledge, and increase my knowledge.”

Wrapping Up

Make these prayers a part of your everyday life. Life itself is an exam. We usually specify our school, college, or university exams as true exams.

However, that is not the case. Those exams are just a part of the bigger exam that we are always in. So, we must always ask Allah for His help.

To conclude, these prayers will help you succeed in every sort of exam in life.

About the author


A versatile human being with a passion for reading and writing - always striving for growth, living in the moment but trying to keep pace with the evolving world.

Leave a Comment