Dua for job

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

asalamwalukam iam from ban galore from five years iam working for one company, i asked more salary to my boss he is not happy to give more salary to me i resigned the job, iam facing lots of problem from three months iwant same job with more salary please tell me if any dua is their please send me a mail.

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Dua for job

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Israa verse 30:

30         Verily thy Lord doth provide sustenance in abundance for whom He Pleaseth and He provideth in a just measure: for He doth know and regard all His servants. 


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 29 Surah Ankabut verse 62:

62         Allah enlarges the sustenance (which He gives) to whichever of His servants He pleases; and He (similarly) grants by (strict) measure (as He pleases): for Allah has full knowledge of all things. 


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 155-157:

155         Be sure We shall test you with something of fear, and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere.  

156         Who say when afflicted with calamity: "To Allah we belong and to Him is our return." 

157         They are those on whom (descend) blessings from Allah and Mercy and they are the ones that receive guidance.

Dear and Beloved Brother, it is Allah Subhanah Who provided for all His servants as He Pleases and Wills.  To some He provides in abundance, and to some He provides in strict measure; and thus involves all mankind in a test. Your condition is no more than a trial from your Lord, and if you are patient and keep your full trust and belief in Him, He will provide for you from His Abundant and Unlimited Bounties.

There is absolutely no doubt that Allah Subhanah has Decreed a set of tests of each amongst mankind for a period of one short transient life time on this earth.  Man has absolutely no control on the quality, quantity, or the severity of the test bestowed and Decreed upon him by His All-Knowing, All-Wise Lord; what man does have control over, and what each amongst mankind will be responsible for in the Majestic Presence of his All-Just Lord is what did he do in the tests and conditions laid upon him by His Lord. 

Whether one strikes a deal which earns him millions of dollars, or one looses everything one possesses in a split-second; both are in a test: one to see whether he is grateful to his Lord for the favors bestowed upon him or does he get proud and arrogant at his success, and the other to see whether he is patient in his adversity or gets impatient and despairs of the Lord’s infinite Mercy and Grace! 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 286:

286         On no soul doth Allah place a burden greater than it can bear.  It gets every good that it earns and it suffers every ill that it earns. (Pray): "Our Lord! condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which Thou didst lay on those before us; Our Lord! lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear.  Blot out our sins and grant us forgiveness.  Have mercy on us.  Thou art our Protector; help us against those who stand against faith."

It is nothing but the Unending Mercy and Grace of the All-Wise, All-Knowing Lord that He does not bestow a test or a burden on anyone more than one can bear! 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 29 Surah Ankabut verse 62:

62         Allah enlarges the sustenance (which He gives) to whichever of His servants He pleases; and He (similarly) grants by (strict) measure (as He pleases): for Allah has full knowledge of all things.

Dear and Beloved Brother in Islam, there is absolutely no doubt that your condition is no more than a test laid upon your Lord to see what His believing slave does when put in a certain condition.  Indeed, my beloved brother, accept this as nothing more than a passing test of life, be grateful for all the favors your Lord has provided you and your family, put your complete trust and belief in the Power and Strength of your Lord Most Merciful, and above all be patient in your adversity and believe with absolute conviction that your Lord is well aware of your condition and supplicate and invoke none except Him to relieve you of your affliction.

Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.565         Narrated byAbdullah

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “No Muslim is afflicted with any harm, but that his sins will be annulled just as the leaves of a tree fall down."

Suhaib ibn Sinan narrated that the Prophet (saws) said: "How remarkable is the case of the believer!  There is good for him in everything, but this is not the case for anyone except for the believer!  When the believer receives any good, he is thankful to Allah, and gets a reward; and when some misfortune befalls him, he endures it patiently, for which he is (also) rewarded."

Beloved Brother, be patient in the trial your Lord has chosen for you, never ever despair or lose hope of His Unending Benevolence and Mercy towards His believing slaves, and remain constant in your invocation and supplication to Him and Him Alone and implore none but Him Alone to make your trial easy for you, and relieve from you your affliction in the most honorable and best manner.  

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 79         Narrated by Umar ibn al-Khattab

Umar heard the Prophet (saws) say: 'If you put your faith completely in Allah, He will arrange for your sustenance in the same way as He provides for the birds. They go out in the morning with their stomachs empty and return filled in the evening!'


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 3.281         Narrated by Anas bin Malik

I heard Allah's Messenger (saws) saying, "whoever desires an expansion in his sustenance and age, should keep good relations with his kith and kin."

Some of the best supplications as taught by Allah and His Messenger (saws) if one wishes to increase one’s provisions are as follows:

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 28 Surah Qasas verse 24:

24         Moses prayed : "O my Lord! truly am I in (desperate) need of any good that Thou Dost send me!"...


Hadrat Ali ibn Abi Taalib (r.a.) related that a slave, who had agreed on terms of his freedom with his master, came to him and said, "I cannot pay my master as I agreed in the terms of freedom, so help me."  Hadrat Ali (r.a.) said to him, "Let me teach you the supplication that the Prophet (saws) taught me.  If you say it, Allah will cause your debt to be paid even if it be as great as a mountain.  Say, 'O Allah, make Your lawful bounties sufficient for me so as to save me from what is unlawful, and from Your grace grant me sufficient abundance to make me free from the need of all, except You'."

Reported by Tirmidhi.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

Your Brother in Islam,


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