A Supplication to Increase Ability to Achieve a Desired Goal

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question

Is there any particular dua to increase the ability to achieve a certain desired deed/goal?

Answer

I pray that you are well, insha’Allah.

Imam Nawawi (Allah be pleased with him) relates the following prophetic supplication in his Book of Remembrances (Kitab al-Adhkar):

“O Allah! There is nothing easy except that which You make easy; and You make the difficult, if You wish, easy.”

Allahumma la sahla illa ma ja`altahu sahla wa anta taj`al ul-hazna idha shi’ta sahla

اللهُمَّ لا سَهْلَ إلا مَا جَعَلتَهُ سَهْلا وَ أنتَ تَجْعَلُ الحزْنَ إذا شِئْتَ سَهْلا

Similar wording has been recorded in Sahih Ibn Hibban with an authentic chain of transmission.

And Allah knows best.

Wassalam,
[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani