9 Authentic Daily Duas for Family Protection from Evil

There is a beautiful quote we often hear that ‘my home is my paradise’ or ‘my home is my castle’. It’s not a motto, rather it has deep meaning. The word ‘home’ here does not refer to a building’s physical appearance. Instead, it refers to the atmosphere or situation created by its occupant, which is family.

We divide the concept of family into two. They are nuclear and extended family. Nuclear family consists of father, mother, and children. But, extended family has broader scope. It consists of father, mother, children, grandparents, uncle, aunt, and so on.

Except in their quantities, there is no difference between nuclear and extended family. We expect all types of family to share compassion, care, and protection. All humans need those things as ordinary creatures.

Family is the first environment we recognize since we were born into this world. In the family, we learn life values and basic skills. These are very useful before joining broader society. Family determines the civilization, which is why it can be said. When good families with strong principles grow, a good civilization will be created. The opposite is also true.

People who have done good deeds will gather in paradise. It doesn’t matter if they are family or not, because the deciding factor is their level of taqwa. Thus, if we want to be with our family again in the Hereafter, we have to do amar ma’ruf nahi munkar to them. Support them to do good deeds, and remind them not to do bad deeds.

كُنتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُونَ بِٱلْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ ٱلْمُنكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِٱللَّهِ ۗ وَلَوْ ءَامَنَ أَهْلُ ٱلْكِتَٰبِ لَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَّهُم ۚ مِّنْهُمُ ٱلْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَأَكْثَرُهُمُ ٱلْفَٰسِقُونَ

You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah. If only the People of the Scripture had believed, it would have been better for them. Among them are believers, but most of them are defiantly disobedient.” (Ali-Imran: 110)

However, those efforts are not enough. Allah is the one who can change the hearts of His creatures. How hard we try to change others, it will be in vain without Allah’s help. Thus, we need to pray as the companion of our efforts.

There are plenty of du’a for family mentioned in Al-Qur’an and sunna. But, this article will present some of the best du’as for family in Islam. They are quite easy to memorize, making them easier to apply.

Surah Al-Furqan Verse 74

It is a precious thing to be in a family that has strong connection with Allah. Everyone must desire it. In this kind of family, anyone can be example for others. Children learn from parents, and parents also can learn from their children.

وَٱلَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَٰجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّٰتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَٱجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا

“…Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous.” (Al-Furqan: 74)

Al-Baqarah Verse 201

This du’a is always mentioned at the end of our shalat. It includes the things that most humans need. It includes the goodness in this world and in the Hereafter. It also provides protection from the punishment of the Fire. What a perfect prayer.

وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَقُولُ رَبَّنَآ ءَاتِنَا فِى ٱلدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِى ٱلْءَاخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ

… Our Lord, give us in the world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter [that which is] good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.” (Al-Baqarah: 201)

Ibrahim Verse 40

There must come a time when we or our families do not have any spirit to do observance, such as shalat (prayer). But, we have to fight ourselves and ask for Allah’s guidance. We also need to pray and ask Allah to accept our supplication.

رَبِّ ٱجْعَلْنِى مُقِيمَ ٱلصَّلَوٰةِ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِى ۚ رَبَّنَا وَتَقَبَّلْ دُعَآءِ

My Lord! Make me steadfast in (observing) the Prayer, and also my children, our Lord. And do accept my supplication.” (Ibrahim: 40)

Ali-Imran Verse 38

Our children will become our successor. They must be better than ourselves, for Islam forbids us to leave weak generation behind us. We can ask Allah for good offspring using the du’a below, which Prophet Zakariya said.

هُنَالِكَ دَعَا زَكَرِيَّا رَبَّهُۥ ۖ قَالَ رَبِّ هَبْ لِى مِن لَّدُنكَ ذُرِّيَّةً طَيِّبَةً ۖ إِنَّكَ سَمِيعُ ٱلدُّعَآءِ

…My Lord, grant me from Yourself a good offspring. Indeed, You are the Hearer of supplication.” (Ali-Imran: 38)

Ibrahim Verse 41

Allah orders us to always respect our parents. Parents place third in our lives, after Allah and the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Besides, Allah’s blessing is upon parents’ blessing. Ridhallah fi ridhal walidain.

As one united in this religion, we also have a duty to pray for Muslims all over the world. The happiness of other Muslims is our happiness. The sorrow of other Muslims will also become our sorrow.

رَبَّنَا ٱغْفِرْ لِى وَلِوَٰلِدَىَّ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَوْمَ يَقُومُ ٱلْحِسَابُ

Our Lord, forgive me and my parents and the believers the Day the account is established.” (Ibrahim: 41)

Al-Ahqaf Verse 15

We should ask Allah for two things. First, gratefulness for anything Allah has given us. Second, the ability to always do good deeds. This will help us gain virtues of gratefulness in Islam.

There is a proverb that people are never satisfied. But, as Muslims, we should express gratitude for countless things in our lives. We are not happy because we are grateful. We will be happy because we fill our lives with gratefulness.

رَبِّ أَوْزِعْنِىٓ أَنْ أَشْكُرَ نِعْمَتَكَ ٱلَّتِىٓ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَىَّ وَعَلَىٰ وَٰلِدَىَّ وَأَنْ أَعْمَلَ صَٰلِحًا تَرْضَىٰهُ وَأَصْلِحْ لِى فِى ذُرِّيَّتِىٓ ۖ إِنِّى تُبْتُ إِلَيْكَ وَإِنِّى مِنَ ٱلْمُسْلِمِينَ

…My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to work righteousness of which You will approve and make righteous for me my offspring. Indeed, I have repented to You, and indeed, I am of the Muslims.” (Al-Ahqaf: 15)

Surha Ghafir Verse 60

Allah will always know what we need and what the best for us even if we do not ask for it. Praying is a kind of communication between humans and Allah. One example is duas for family in Islam.

While praying, still we should mind manners of praying in Islam. By praying, we show that we need Allah. Allah calls those who never pray to Him as arrogant, as stated in Surah Al-Ghafir verse 60.

وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ٱدْعُونِىٓ أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِى سَيَدْخُلُونَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِينَ

And Your Lord says, ‘Call upon Me; I will respond to you.’ Indeed, those who disdain My worship will enter Hell [rendered] contemptible.” (Ghafir: 60)

Surah Nuh Verses 71:28

We are happy to provide more information on any specific verse from Surah Nuh Which Known as the for Forgiveness. Just provide the proper reference like 71:15 or 71:27 to indicate the verse number within Surah Nuh.

  رَّبِّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِمَن دَخَلَ بَيْتِيَ مُ ؤْ مِنًا وَلِلْمُ ؤْ مِنِينَ وَالْمُ ؤْ مِنَاتِ وَ لَا تَزِدِ الظَّالِمِينَ إِلَّا تَبَارًا

“My Lord! Forgive me, and my parents, and him who enters my home as a believer, and all the believing men and women. And to the Zalimun (wrong-doers) grant You no increase but destruction!” (Nuh 71:28)

Surha Ghafir Verse 40:8

This Dua of the holy quran known as the Dua of the Angels. May Allah swt bless our parents, keep them healthy and grant them a long life. For the ones who have passed on to the next world, may Allah swt grant them ease and the highest stations in Jannah. Ameen.

  رَبَّنَا وَ أَدْخِلْهُمْ جَنَّاتِ عَدْنٍ الَّتِي وَعَدتَّهُمْ وَمَن صَلَحَ مِنْ آبَا ئِهِمْ وَ أَزْوَاجِهِمْ وَذُرِّيَّاتِهِمْ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ

“Our Lord! And make them enter the ‘Adn (Eden) Paradise (everlasting Gardens) which you have promised them, and to the righteous among their fathers, their wives, and their offspring! Verily, You are the All-Mighty, the All Wise.”

Sharing Is Sadaqah Jariyah:
Ashraf Ali

My name is Ashraf Ali, and I am a freelance writer and blogger. I have received my education from religious seminaries. I thoroughly enjoy writing on religious topics, and through my articles, I strive to convey the correct Islamic message to people.

Leave a Comment