Du’a to Make After Khatm of Qur’an When Intention for Khatm Can’t Be Fulfilled

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan

Question: A friend committed to do a khatm (complete recitation) of Quran to overcome pregnancy problems.  So she recited half of the Qur’an. However, because of the problems –she mistakenly terminated the pregnancy. Since, her commitment was to do a khatm for the purpose of recovery and infant’s good health, but the termination took place after, what du’a does she make after completion of the Qur’an?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and states.

The best dua is to make repentance (tawba) and ask for forgiveness, and to use the general Qur’anic duas, as well as whatever emanates sincerely from the heart.

Some examples of general Qur’anic duas are found in 2:201 and 18:10.

Finally, it is good manners (adab) to restart the Qur’an (with Surah Fatiha and a few verses of Surah Baqara) after the khatm, without a break, and then make the du’a. This way, one is never ‘done’ with the Qur’an, but rather always seeking more.

It is related that our Master Junaid (Allah be pleased with him), in the last moments of his life, did a khatm of Qur’an, and then restarted and recited 70 verses of Surah Baqara before leaving this world. [Risala Qushayriyya]

And Allah knows best.

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani