Prayers from the Holy Qur'an for everyday use
Rabbana la-tuzigh qulubana ba'da idh-hadaytana wa-hab lana mil-ladunka rahmatan, innaka antal-wahhab
"Our Lord, do not make our hearts go astray after You have guided us, ana grant us mercy from Yourself. You grant mercy without measure."
La ilaha illa anta, subhanaka inni kuntu minaz-zalimin
"There is no god but You. Glory be to You! I have done wrong."
*This was the prayer of the Prophet Yunus (Jonah) (A) while he was inside the belly of the great fish. He admitted his fault, and Allah saved him.*
Rabbana innana amanna faghfir-lana dhunubana wa-gina 'adhaban-nar
"Our Lord, surely we believe! So forgive us our sins and save us from the punishment of the Hellfire!"
Rabbish-li sadri wa-yassirli amri wahul 'uqdatan-mil-lisani yafqahu qawli
"My Lord, open my chest for me, and make my task easy, and take away my handicap in speaking, so that they may understand what I say."
This was the prayer the Prophet Musa (Moses) (A) made when Allah commanded him to approach the Pharaoh of Egypt. It is said that Musa (A) had a speech problem which made it difficult for some people to understand him, and that Allah removed his handicap after he made this Du'a.
Rabbana ma-khalaqta hadha batilan, subhanaka fa-qina 'adhaban-nar
"Our Lord, You have not created (all) this in vain. Glory to be You! Protect us from the punishment of the Hellfire."
Rabbana atina fid-dunya hasanatan wa-fil-akhi-rati hasanatan wa-qina adhaban-nar
"Our Lord, give us (the best) of this world and (the best) of the Life to Come, and protect us from Hellfire!"
Rabbanaghfirli wa-liwalidayya walil-mu'minina yawma yaqumul-hisab
"My Lord, forgive me and my parents and all the believers and all the believers on the Day of Judgement."
Rabbirhamhuma kama rabbayani saghira
"My Lord, have mercy on both of them (my parents), as they did care for me when I was little."