What is the purpose of life?

Can Supplications Change One’s Destined Life Expectancy?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Can supplications change the one’s life expectancy? If so is there any duaa to ask Allah for a long and good life  filled with obedience and good deeds?


Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are well, insha’Allah.

No, supplications cannot “change” one’s life expectancy.

One will only live as long as Allah willed one to live. This is decree (qada’). However, our supplications may alter the way things seem to be unfolding, which is destiny (qadr) as we see it.

Though, we understand that such changes were decreed in eternity by Allah, and not something new, and ‘different’ to what was ‘supposed’ to happen.

Ask Allah, with heartfelt sincerity, for success, well-being, forgiveness, righteousness, and all pious traits. Strive to live the sunna, and become of those who are ever turning to Allah.

Please see: Can Supplication Change Destiny?

And Allah alone gives success.


Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani

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