Marriage is a Sunnah for the Muslim ummah. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) mentioned this within a hadith in Surah Ibn Majah. This article will give you an idea about some of the Islamic dua for married couples. The act of marriage itself is considered a good deed. Marriage is a necessity if you can provide for your spouse.
Your deen and Iman will be strengthened through marriage. Getting married will help you to closer to Allah SWT. The act of marriage will help you to fulfill the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). If you have the blessing of Allah SWT then your conjugal life will be a successful one.
Islam should always be your primary focus. Prioritizing Islam will be your pathway to Jannah. So, the choice of your spouse should reflect this. If you surround yourself with practicing and pious Muslims, then this will help you immensely.
| “And among His Signs (is) that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He placed between you love and mercy. Indeed, in that surely (are) Signs for a people who reflect.” |
– Surah Ar Rum; Verse 21
Significance of Marriage in Islam
In Islam, marriage is a sacred act that creates a lasting bond between a man & a woman. During an Islamic marriage, you must sign a contract called the Nikah. For Sunni marriages presence of witnesses on the bride and groom’s side is necessary.
One prerequisite during these marriages is that the groom needs to pay Mahr. It is a given amount of money offered to the bride as a gift.
Allah SWT mentioned in the Holy Quran –
|وَآتُوا النِّسَاءَ صَدُقَاتِهِنَّ نِحْلَةً فَإِن طِبْنَ لَكُمْ عَن شَيْءٍ مِّنْهُ نَفْسًا فَكُلُوهُ هَنِيئًا مَّرِيئً |
“And give unto women their marriage portions in the spirit of a gift; but if they, of their own accord, give up unto you aught thereof, then enjoy it with pleasure and good cheer”
– Surah An Nisa; Verse 4
Marriage is a relationship of a lifetime that is based on trust and compromise. It has to be as strong as other blood relationships. Prophet Muhammad advised all believers to marry as soon as they can.
Making dua for married couples is one of the most likable acts by Allah SWT. You can ask for anything that’s beneficial in this world and in the hereafter. Allah SWT will either answer your prayer or reward you in the hereafter for remembering him.
As narrated by Abu Hurairah (PBUH), according to him, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said –
|“Whoever wishes that Allah would respond to him during hardship and grief, then let him supplicate plentifully when at ease.” |
– Tirmidhi 3382
You should not indulge in practices that do not belong to the teachings within the Holy Quran. As a Muslim, you must always strive to lead your life by taking Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as your role model.
Indulging in practices that have no roots with the Islamic Sunnah is known as Bidah. You should never try to innovate anything related to religious matters. Allah SWT dislikes Bidah. The Almighty does not approve of individuals who bring novelty within Islam under the banner of good deeds.
As mentioned by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the hadith narrated by Aishah (RA) –
|“Whoever innovates something in this matter of ours (i.e. Islam) that is not part of it, will have it rejected.” – Surah Ibn Majah, Hadith 14 Getting closer to Allah SWT by offering supplication and praying would help you to attain ultimate peace. If you have a pious spouse, things will become a lot easier for you.|
6 authentic Quranic dua for married couples
While you perform good deeds, it is obligatory as a Muslim to refrain from supplications that aren’t backed by Hadiths & the Holy Quran. The importance of the Quran for Muslims cannot be emphasized enough. We shall discuss the best Islamic duas for couples you should recite to have a happy married life and attain the blessings of Allah SWT.
1. Dua for married couples having problems
Dua that offers protection from Evil Eye
An evil eye can be cast upon you when someone has strong emotions such as hatred or jealousy towards you. It can either be intentional or unintentional, but this is something you should not ignore.
Even if you have a happy marriage, you can still get victimized by the evil eye, leading to the destruction of your marriage or causing mistrust amongst spouses.
To ward off the effects of the evil eye, Allah SWT has told all his believers to recite –
- Surah Al Falaq
- Surah An Nas
- Surah Al Ikhlas
- Surah Al Fatiha
- Surah Baqarah
- Ayal Ul Kursi
You should make it a habit to recite Surah Al Falaq, Surah An Nas, and Surah Al Ikhlas every morning and evening regularly.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to recite Surah Al Falaq, Surah An Nas, and Surah Al Ikhlas every morning and evening to seek protection from all evil jinn and evil eye.
2. Dua to seek protection from Shaytan and Magic
A successful relationship between a husband and a wife depends on how much trust they have for each other. The Shaytan will target you no matter how strong a bond spouses have between them.
Shaytan finds the greatest joy in creating disharmony amongst spouses.
As reported by Jabir (RA), Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said –
|Iblis places his throne upon water; he then sends detachments (for creating dissension); the nearer to him in rank are those who are most notorious in creating dissension. One of them comes and says: “I did so and so.” And he says: “You have done nothing.” Then one amongst them comes and says: “I did not spare so and so until I sowed the seed of discord between a husband and a wife.” Satan goes near him and says: “You have done well.” A’mash said: He then embraces him. |
– Sahih Muslim 2813
To protect yourself from Shaytan’s whispers, Allah SWT has provided Surah Al Baqarah.
A hadith narrated by Abu Hurairah (RA), Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said –
|Do not turn your houses into graveyards. Verily, Satan flees from the house in which Surat Al-Baqarah is recited. |
– Tirmidhi, Hadith 2877
So, make it a daily practice to recite Surah Al Baqarah to protect the relationship with your spouse.
3. Dua to recite before engaging in Sexual Intercourse between Spouses
You should know that Islam is an absolute way of life. If you read through the Hadiths and the Holy Quran, it’ll give you an in-depth idea about every aspect. This will make things easier for you. Enabling you to lead your life in perfect harmony.
As husband and wife, sexual intercourse is a private act, and it is considered as a gift from Allah SWT.
It was narrated by Ibn Abbas, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said –
|If anyone of you, when intending to have sexual intercourse with his wife, says: ‘Bismillah, Allahumma jannibna-sh-shaitan, wa jannibi-sh-shaitan ma razaqtana,’ and if the couple is destined to have a child (out of that very sexual relation), then Satan will never be able to harm that child. |
– Sahih Al Bukhari 6388
4. Dua for the bride on the wedding day
Supplication for the Wife
The love between spouses is the foundation of a prosperous marriage. So, if you make supplication with sincerity, then this will protect you from all evil.
It was narrated by Abdullah Bin Amr, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said –
|When anyone of you gets a new wife, a servant, or an animal, let him take hold of the forelock and say: Allahumma inni as`aluka min khayriha wa khayri ma jubilat ‘alaihi, wa ‘audhu bika min sharriha wa sharri ma jubilat `Allah (O Allah, I ask you for the goodness within her and the goodness that she is inclined towards, and I seek refuge with you from the evil to which she is inclined) |
– Sunan Ibn Majah 1918
5. Supplication for Newlyweds
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) always prayed for the Muslim Ummah. He showered his blessings upon newly married couples, especially for their marriage.
As narrated by Abu Hurairah, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said while giving supplication for newly married couples –
|بَارَكَ اللهُ لَكَ، وَبَارَكَ عَلَيْكَ، وَجَمَعَ بَيْنَكُمَا فِي خَيْر |
Bãrak Allahu laka wa baraka ‘alaika, wa jama’a bainakuma fee khair Meaning:
“May Allah bless you and send blessings upon you, and bring goodness between you”
– Tirmidhi – Sahih; 1091
6. Dua for the safety & comfort of your spouse
As newlyweds, you may face some difficulties and get exposed to evil eye during your marriage. If you recite the following verse from Surah Al Ahzab, your spouses will remain comfortable and safe during married life.
|يٰٓاَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ قُلْ لِّاَزْوَاجِكَ وَبَنٰتِكَ وَنِسَاۤءِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ يُدْنِيْنَ عَلَيْهِنَّ مِنْ جَلَابِيْبِهِنَّۗ ذٰلِكَ اَدْنٰىٓ اَنْ يُّعْرَفْنَ فَلَا يُؤْذَيْنَۗ وَكَانَ اللّٰهُ غَفُوْرًا رَّحِيْمًا – ٥٩ |
It is not lawful for you (Muhammad) to marry (other) women after that, and you must not (also) replace them with (other) wives, even though their beauty attracts your heart except for the women (slave) you have. And Allah is Supervising all things.” [33:52]
A successful marriage requires compromise, trust, and love. To follow the Islamic way of life, you must read the Holy Quran, follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) & recite the aforementioned Islamic duas.
Islam has made marriage a simple task for all Muslims. Spouses are not put under the pressure of being provided with sizeable sums of dowry. The best of weddings are the ones which are simple. Allah SWT provides more barakah for such types of marriages.
Marrying at the right time will save you from Zina and help you lead a peaceful life. The Islamic duas for Married Couples we’ve mentioned throughout this article will undoubtedly make marriage a lot easier for you. Allah SWT will shower his blessings upon you if you do so.