Dua for Exams and Quran Verses for Studying

Al-Hadith “Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim.” Sunan ibn Majah

We are often given a task to do or accomplish and it makes us worry about how we will be able to fulfil the task, whether at home, school, workplace or anywhere else.  The burden of exams is also on our shoulders and we wonder how this is going to play out.  Allah teaches us how to calm ourselves down, make dua, become relaxed and be content while you are fulfilling the task.

As Muslims, we have several remedies available to help reduce our stress including reciting or listening to the Holy Quran, performing both obligatory and optional salaah and making lots of dua.  You use the means available to you, including your books, your pen, computer, your studying and memorization but you put your trust in Allah.

duas for studying

In many places of the Quran, Allah shows us how to ask for His Help.

Dua for Exams

In Surah TaHa 25:28, Allah mentions the huge burden that He placed on Musa (AS) asking him to go and preach to Pharaoh. This is the dua Musa (AS) recited to ask for strength and eloquence in this task.

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DUA to attain SUCCESS in EXAMS - for STUDENTS - with English and Urdu translation - Original
Dua for exams
[Moses] said, “My Lord, expand [i.e., relax] for me my breast [with assurance]. And ease for me my task. And untie the knot from my tongue. That they may understand my speech. Surah 20:25-28


Pray this ayah when asking for Allah’s support

dua for asking Allah's support
But if they intend to deceive you – then sufficient for you is Allah. It is He who supported you with His help and with the believers
Surah 8:62

Dua for Increase in knowledge

Dua for increase in knowledge
Exalted are You; we have no knowledge except what You have taught us. Indeed, it is You who is the Knowing,1 the Wise.” Surah 2:32
dua for increase in knowledge 2
‘My Lord, increase me in knowledge’ Surah 20:114 (Pray 3 times)

Dua for studying

dua for studying
Oh Allah, make useful for me what You have taught me and teach me knowledge that will be useful to me. Oh Allah, I ask You for the understanding of the Prophets and the memory of the Messengers, the closest to You.

Dua for studying something difficult

dua for studying something difficult
O Allah, nothing is easy except what You have made easy. And if You wish, You can make the difficult easy.

Things to do before studying for an exam

The following are necessary when asking for Allah’s help:

  • Stop sinning
  • Call Allah by His Glorious Names of Al-Fatah and Al Maalik ul Mulk
  • Pray salaah ul Hajaat, the optional prayer asking for help
  • Send abundant salutations upon the Prophet (SAW)

Dua to remove anxiety

dua to remove anxiety and sorrow
O Allah, I seek refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, being overburdened by debt and being oppressed by men. Quran 2:32

Dua for beneficial knowledge

dua for beneficial knowledge
‘O Allah, I ask you for knowledge that is of benefit, a good provision and deeds that will be accepted’  (ibn Majah)

You make these duas so Allah helps you and then you become calm and relaxed, safe in the knowledge that Allah will take care of things.