Dua for Deceased in Arabic | Those Who Passed Away

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Dua for Deceased: In Islam, the concept of life and death is deeply ingrained in the belief system. Death is not the end, but a transition to the next phase of existence. It is a reminder of the limited time that we have in this world and the importance of using that time to earn the pleasure of Allah (SWT).

4 duas for deceased | dua for those who passed away

When a Muslim passes away, it is a moment of great sadness for their loved ones. However, it is also a time to remember them in their prayers and seek blessings for them. One way of doing this is through the dua for the deceased.

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Prayer is an act of worship and an expression of faith that seeks Allah’s help, guidance, and forgiveness. Dua for the deceased is a powerful tool to show love, respect, and remembrance for those who have passed away.

These duas are a way to request Allah (SWT) to shower His mercy on the deceased and forgive their sins. The following are some duas or prayers that are commonly recited for the deceased or those who passed away:

1st Dua for Deceased in Arabic

1st Dua for Deceased in Arabic with transliteration

اللهُـمِّ اغْفِـرْ لَهُ وَارْحَمْـه ، وَعافِهِ وَاعْفُ عَنْـه ، وَأَكْـرِمْ نُزُلَـه ، وَوَسِّـعْ مُدْخَـلَه ، وَاغْسِلْـهُ بِالْمـاءِ وَالثَّـلْجِ وَالْبَـرَدْ ، وَنَقِّـهِ مِنَ الْخطـايا كَما نَـقّيْتَ الـثَّوْبَ الأَبْيَـضَ مِنَ الدَّنَـسْ ، وَأَبْـدِلْهُ داراً خَـيْراً مِنْ دارِه ، وَأَهْلاً خَـيْراً مِنْ أَهْلِـه ، وَزَوْجَـاً خَـيْراً مِنْ زَوْجِه ، وَأَدْخِـلْهُ الْجَـنَّة ، وَأَعِـذْهُ مِنْ عَذابِ القَـبْر [وَعَذابِ النّـار]

Allāhumma’ghfir lahu warḥamh, wa āfihi, wa`fu `anh, wa akrim nuzulah, wa wassi` mudkhalah, wagh’silhu bi ‘lmā’i wath-thalji walbarad, wa naqqihi mina ‘l-khaṭāyā kamā naqqaytath-thawba ‘l-abyaḍa minad-danas, wa abdilhu dāran khayran min dārih, wa ahlan khayran min ahlih, wa zawjan khayran min zawjih, wa adkhilhu ‘l-jannah, wa a`idhu min adhābi ‘l-qabri [wa `adhābin-nār].

O Allah (ﷻ), forgive him and have mercy on him, and give him strength and pardon him. Be generous to him, and cause his entrance to be wide, and wash him with water and snow and hail. Cleanse him of his sins as white cloth is cleansed of stains. Give him an abode better than his house, and a family better than his family, and a wife better than his wife. Take him into Paradise (Jannat), and protect him from the punishment of the grave [and from the punishment of Hell-fire (Jahannam)].
Reference : Muslim 2/663.

2nd Dua for Deceased in Arabic

2nd Dua for Deceased in Arabic with transliteration

اللهُـمِّ إِنَّ فُلانَ بْنَ فُلانٍ في ذِمَّـتِك ، وَحَبْـلِ جِـوارِك ، فَقِـهِ مِنْ فِتْـنَةِ الْقَـبْرِ وَعَذابِ النّـار ، وَأَنْتَ أَهْلُ الْوَفـاءِ وَالْـحَقِّ ، فَاغْفِـرْ لَهُ وَارْحَمْـهُ ، إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الغَـفورُ الـرَّحيم

Allāhumma inna [name the person] fi dhimmatik, wa ḥabli jiwarik, faqihi min fitnati ‘l-qabri wa `adhabin-nār, wa anta ahlu ‘l-wafa’i wal-ḥaqq. Faghfir lahu warḥamh innaka anta ‘l-Ghafūrur-Raḥīm.

O Allah (ﷻ), surely [name the person] is under Your protection, and in the rope of Your security, so save him from the trial of the grave and from the punishment of the Fire (Jahannam). You fulfil promises and grant rights, so forgive him and have mercy on him. Surely You are Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Reference : Abu Dawud 3/211

3rd Dua for Deceased in Arabic

3rd Dua for Deceased in Arabic with transliteration

اللهُـمِّ اغْفِـرْ لِحَيِّـنا وَمَيِّتِـنا، وَشـاهِدِنا وَغائِبِـنا ، وَصَغيـرِنا وَكَبيـرِنا ، وَذَكَـرِنا وَأُنْثـانا . اللهُـمِّ مَنْ أَحْيَيْـتَهُ مِنّا فَأَحْيِـهِ عَلى الإِسْلام ، وَمَنْ تَوَفَّـيْتَهُ مِنّا فَتَوَفَّـهُ عَلى الإِيـمان ، اللهُـمِّ لا تَحْـرِمْنـا أَجْـرَه ، وَلا تُضِـلَّنا بَعْـدَه

Allahumma’ ghfir liḥayyinā, wa mayyitinā, wa shahidinā, wa gha’ibinā, wa ṣaghīrinā wa kabīrina, wa dhakarinā wa unthānā. Allahumma man aḥyaytahu minnā fa aḥyihi `ala ‘l-Islām, wa man tawaffaytahu minnā fatawaffahu `alal-īmān, Allāhumma lā taḥrimna ajrah wa lā tuḍillanā ba`dah.

O Allah (ﷻ) forgive our living and our dead, those who are with us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our menfolk and our womenfolk. O Allah (ﷻ), whomever you give life from among us give him life in Islam, and whomever you take away from us take him away in Faith. O Allah (ﷻ), do not forbid us their reward and do not send us astray after them.
Reference : Hisn al-Muslim 157

4rd Dua for Deceased in Arabic

4rd Dua for Deceased in Arabic with transliteration

اللهُـمِّ عَبْـدُكَ وَابْنُ أَمَـتِك، احْتـاجَ إِلى رَحْمَـتِك، وَأَنْتَ غَنِـيٌّ عَنْ عَذابِـه، إِنْ كانَ مُحْـسِناً فَزِدْ في حَسَـناتِه، وَإِنْ كانَ مُسـيئاً فَتَـجاوَزْ عَنْـه

Allāhumma `abduka wabnu ‘amatik iḥtāja ila raḥmatik, wa anta ghaniyyun `an `adhabih, in kāna muḥsinan fazid fi ḥasanatih, wa in kāna musī’an fatajawaz `anh.

O Allah (ﷻ), Your male slave and the child of Your female slave is in need of Your mercy, and You are not in need of his torment (عذاب). If he was pious then increase his rewards and if he was a transgressor then pardon him.
Reference: : Hisn al-Muslim 159

Benefits of these Duas

  • Seeking forgiveness for the deceased: This supplication is a supplication to Allah (SWT) to forgive the deceased for their sins and shortcomings. It is an act of kindness towards the deceased and a way to express love and respect for them.
  • Showing gratitude to Allah: The supplication also reminds us of the blessings of life and death and encourages us to be grateful to Allah (SWT) for the time we spent with the deceased.
  • Praying for the deceased to enter Paradise: These duas requests Allah (SWT) to grant the deceased a place in paradise, which is the ultimate reward and the best destination for the believers.
  • Asking for guidance and protection: These duas seeks Allah’s guidance and protection for the living, so that they may stay on the right path and not deviate after the death of their loved ones.

It is important to remember that dua for the deceased is not only for their forgiveness and elevation of their rank but also for the comfort of their loved ones. By offering these duas.

And “However, Allah (SWT), out of His mercy, has made available to us through the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) the most beautiful guidance on how to handle our grief and help our loved ones.”

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