In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful

Du'aa after the Recitation of the complete Qur'an


At the completion of Al-Qur'an starting from Al-Fatihah to An-Nas the reciter must turn to Almighty Allah with supplications. It is further advisable to gather the members of ones entire family and friends for these special supplications. This may be done in a house or in the masjid. In a hadith reported by Anas bin Malik (raa) the Messenger of Allah (saas) said: "The supplication of the completion of qur'anic recitation is an accepted supplication." (Abu-Dawud) Hence forth, Anas was accustomed to gather his family to pray. He will supplicate while they say ameen. Indeed, du'aa is not a set of recitations that one is supposed to read on different occasions, it is a dynamic interaction between the supplicant and His Creator. When you list your requests and needs take them to the Hearkener (Al-Mujeeb).

There is no special supplication reported from the Messenger of Allah (saas) at the completion of the entire Qur'an recitation. The believer is free to supplicate, pray or request in supplication whatever one desires of this world or the Hereafter. The supplications that are in circulation and are found at the end of certain publications are not reported or related to the Messenger of Allah (saas), nor from his companions, or the followers of the companions or even from the four famous Imams of Islamic thought, Abu Hanifah, Malik, Shafi'e and Ahmed bin Hanbal may Allah's mercy be upon them.

The supplicant must be aware of what he is saying in the supplication. He must believe in the supplication being answered by Allah, supplicate with sincerity and determination, and must not doubt in the supplication.

It is recommended that the supplicant dresses well in clean garment, sit well, and face the qiblah, and choose of supplications in Al-Qur'an like the saying of the Almighty Allah in chapter Al-Baqarah: "...Our Lord give us good in this world and good in the hereafter and defend us from the torment of the fire." (Al-Qur'an, 2:201) Or what has been reported from the Messenger because he was given the best composition of words and phrases.