What Supplications Can I Make to Help Me Pass My Exam?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


Please suggest some dua to develop an interest in my studies. I find it very hard, I have been preparing for an entrance exam for quite a long, and I am going through depression. I have a sound mind and memory, but there is a considerable problem ….. I couldn’t study even if I wanted, and this was no problem during my school days; I had never imagined the situation I am undergoing now.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

Consider using the following supplications:

Anas (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “O Allah! There is no ease except for that which You’ve made easy, and You make the worrisome easy if You wish.” [Ibn Hibban]

اللَّهُمَّ لَا سَهْلَ إِلَّا مَا جَعَلْتَهُ سَهْلًا، وَأَنْتَ تَجْعَلُ الْحَزْنَ سَهْلًا إِذَا شِئْتَ

It is narrated by Ibn ‘Abbas that the Prophet of Allah (may Allah bless him and give him peace) would make the (following) supplication in times of difficulty:

لَا إِلَهَ إِلا اللَّهُ الْعَظِيمُ الْحَلِيمُ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلا اللَّهُ أَنْتَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلا أَنْتَ رَبُّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَرَبُّ الْأَرْضِ، وَرَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْكَرِيمِ

“There is no god but Allah the Almighty the Forebearent. There is no god but Allah. You (O Allah) are the Lord of the mighty throne. There is no god but You, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the Earth and Lord of the noble throne.” [Ahmad]

Also, consider performing the prayer of need. See the below links for more details.
How Does One Perform The Prayer of Need (Salat al-Haja)?

Hope this helps
Allah knows best

[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.