Dua To Allah – Powerful Surahs For Success In Islam

Every individual desires success. It is reasonable to want success in every aspect of life. If you want to fulfill your desire of achieving success, then you must memorize & recite some of the powerful Surahs for success in Islam.

The goal of all humans is to succeed in this life and the hereafter. But how do you define success? Success to you can be achieving something in this worldly life or it can mean preparing yourself for the hereafter.

You should make it a practice to follow and recite certain Surahs, daily. This will guarantee you success. In this article, we shall discuss some Surahs for success. You must sincerely offer dua to Allah for success.

Dua for peace of mind and happiness

Life is full of hardships, pain, and setbacks. At times such as these, it is imperative that we seek help of Allah SWT. If you recite certain Surahs from the Holy Quran, then, it will help cure your anxiety. You will attain peace of mind.  

6 Duas to achieve peace of mind

1. Dua to overcome anxiety

اللَّهُ اللَّهُ رَبِّي، لَا أُشْرِكُ بِهِ شَيْئًا

Allahu Allahu Rabbi la ushriku bihi shayan


“Allah is my Rabb I do not ascribe any partners to him”
– Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan; Hadith: 864.

The above verse was recited by Prophet Muhammad PBUH, who said “I shall teach you few words to say while you’re in distress”

2. Dua during times of distress

لاَّ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ أَنتَ سُبْحَـنَكَ إِنِّى كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّـلِمِينَ  

La ilaha illa anta subhanaka inni kuntu minaz zalimin


“There is no god, but You, exalted, are You! Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers.”

–  Surah Al Anbiya; 21:87

While stranded inside the belly of the whale. Prophet Yunus A.S understood his shortcomings and made supplication to Allah SWT.

3. Dua to seek refuge from calamity and become free from misfortunes

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ جَهْدِ الْبَلَاءِ، وَدَرَكِ الشَّقَاءِ، وَسُوءِ الْقَضَاءِ، وَشَمَاتَةِ الْأَعْدَاءِ

Allahumma inni a’uzu bika min jahdil-bala’, wa darki shaqa’, wa su’il-qadha’, wa shamatatil-a’da’


“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from severe calamity, from misery to fall upon me, from misfortune in the decree, and from the joys of the enemies.”

–  Sahih Al-Bukhari

4. Dua to have calmness of heart

رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي

Rabbi-shrah li sodri, wa yassir li amri, wahlul uqdatan min lisani yafqohu qawli


“Lord, lift my heart and ease my task for me. Remove the impediment from my tongue so that they may understand my speech.”

– Surah Taha; 20:25-28

5. Dua to attain confidence towards Allah SWT

رَبَّنَا عَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ

Robbana, ‘alaika tawakkalna, wa ilaika anabna, wa ilaikal-masir


“Our Lord! In You we have placed our trust, and to You we turn in repentance, and to You is the final return.”
–  Surah Al-Mumtahanah; 60:4

6. Dua to recite during distress

حَسْبِىَ اللَّهُ لآ إلَهَ إلّا هُوَ، عَلَيْهَ ثَوَكَّلتُ، وَهُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ

HasbiAllahu la illaha illa Huwa, ‘alayhi tawakkaltu, wa Huwa Rabbul arshil adheem


“Allah is sufficient for me. There is none worthy of worship but Him. I have placed my trust in Him, and He is the lord of the Majestic Throne.”

Ibn as-Sunni 71, abu Dawud 4:321

You need to recite the aforementioned dua, 7 times, regularly, during evening and morning. Upon doing so, you will get whatever you desire in this world. 

4 Surahs for sadness & depression

1.    Surah Al Kahf

If you reflect on Surah Al Kahf and recite the surah, it will inevitably ease your sadness. During challenging times, you must learn to identify why you are being tested. You must seek help and guidance from Allah SWT from this. “[Mention] when the youths retreated to the cave and said,

“Our Lord, grant us from Yourself mercy and prepare for us from our affair right guidance.”

(Quran 18:10])

The above verse stresses the vastness of the Almighty’s wisdom & power. Say,

“If the sea were ink for [writing] the words of my Lord, the sea would be exhausted before the words of my Lord were exhausted, even if we brought the like of it as a supplement.”

(Quran 18:109)

If you recite Surah Al Kahf, it will ease your condition.

2. Surah Ar Rahman

“The Most Merciful taught the Quran, created man, [and] taught him eloquence.”

(Quran 55:1-4)

The aforementioned verse reveals that the Holy Quran is a blessing for believers. It is considered as a sign of the Almighty’s mercy to humans. If you make it a practice to recite Surah Ar Rahman, you won’t be worried about the matters of this life. According to a sturdy, Surah Ar Rahman is very efficient in curing depressive disorder in Muslim woman. So, treat this surah as the ideal remedy to cure depression.

“So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny?”

(Quran 55:13)

The above verse is a reminder about all the things we have been blessed with. If you consider the blessings, you will undoubtedly be benefitted. Based on a study, you will not be depressed if you count the blessings instead of the losses.

3. Surah Ad Duha

“Your Lord has not taken leave of you, [O Muhammad], nor has He detested [you].”

(Quran 93:3)

This chapter of the Holy Quran serves as consolation. It also serves as a reminder that Prophet Muhammad PBUH was granted three major favors by Allah SWT, in life. These are –

●     Being kind towards
1.    Orphans
2. One who seek knowledge
3. Needy

This chapter of the Quran sends a positive message. You should use this message as inspiration on a personal level. It also teaches you that better things awaits you.

“And the Hereafter is better for you than the first [life].”

(Quran 93:4)

The above verse gives you a reminder that the hardships of this life are not permanent. The verse also expresses that the problems you experience on this worldly life are fleeting compared to the grand scheme of things.

4. Surah Yusuf

The takeaways from this surah is the patience & trust that Prophet Yusuf had towards Allah SWT even during challenging circumstances. Prophet Yusuf suffered abuse from his own brothers. He eventually got abandoned by them.

“He said, ‘I only complain of my suffering and my grief to Allah, and I know from Allah that which you do not know. O my sons, go and find out about Joseph and his brother and despair not of relief from Allah. Indeed, no one despairs of relief from Allah except the disbelieving people.’”

(Quran 12:86-87)

You should recite the above when you want to improve your situation. You should always remain hopeful that Allah SWT will provide you relief, even if the results are not immediate. Prophet Yusuf realized –

“And he raised his parents upon the throne, and they bowed to him in prostration. And he said, ‘O my father, this explains my vision of before. My Lord has made it reality. And He was certainly good to me when He took me out of prison and brought you [here] from bedouin life after Satan had induced [estrangement] between me and my brothers. Indeed, my Lord is Subtle in what He wills. Indeed, it is He who is the Knowing, the Wise.’”

(Quran 12:100)

Surah Yusuf was revealed to our Prophet Muhammad PBUH as means of uplifting him. So, this Surah should serve you as the source of inspiration upon reading it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Which Surah should I recite to attain success in everything that I do?


You should recite the following verse from Surah Al Isra, 3 times.

وَقُل رَّبِّ أَدْخِلْنِي مُدْخَلَ صِدْقٍ وَأَخْرِجْنِي مُخْرَجَ صِدْقٍ وَاجْعَل لِّي مِن لَّدُنكَ سُلْطَانًا نَّصِيرًا

Va kul raabbi adhılnee mudhaala sıdkın va aahricnee muhraca sıdkın vac’aal lee min ladunka sulteanan naaseerea(naaseeran).


“My Lord! Cause me to enter with truth and cause me to go out with truth. And grant me from your Presence (Your secret Knowledge) a Sultan to help me.”

–  Surah Al Isra; Verse 80

You should recite the following verse from Surah Al Anbiya, 7 times.

وَأَيُّوبَ إِذْ نَادَى رَبَّهُ أَنِّي مَسَّنِيَ الضُّرُّ وَأَنتَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ

Va ayyooba iz neadea raabbahoo annee massaniyad durru va anta arhaamur reahimeen(reahimeena).


And remember Ayyub (Job), when he called his Lord that, “Hardship has afflicted me, and You are the Most Merciful of all those who have mercy.”

– Surah Al Anbiya; Verse 83

Q2. Which Surah should I recite as a cure for ailments?

Ans. You should recite Surah Al Rahman to cure to various types of ailments such as –

Upon reciting this surah, you will achieve miraculous effects if you are suffering from the aforementioned incurable diseases.


Allah SWT watches over you all the time. All you need to do is seek his help, irrespective of what you’re doing in life. You should incorporate Duas during the obligatory prayers or recite them at any time of the day. Taking care of your actions in this world preparing for the hereafter should be of utmost importance to you. We can assure you, if you go through these powerful Surahs for success, you will attain prosperity. 

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