Inner peace is important; without it, you cannot be truly happy, have inner calmness and focus on building a beautiful / healthy life. Here’s a dua for inner peace from the Quran that will help you get back tranquility of your soul, insha’Allah!
Dua for Inner Peace
This dua is mentioned in the last ayah of Surah al-Baqarah. It’s best to get inner peace. In this dua, you first ask Allah for forgiveness, as we know the sins and wrongdoings disturb our soul.
You also supplicate not to be burdened with something you can’t bear, which implies every burden that could weigh you down even more and make you feel completely lost. In the end, you ask Allah for his mercy and victory over the disbelieving people, which would also help you fight your inner demons and faithless thoughts, insha’Allah. So, this dua asks for everything you need to gain true peace.
رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذْنَآ إِن نَّسِينَآ أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَآ إِصْرًۭا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُۥ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِنَا ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لَا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِۦ ۖ وَٱعْفُ عَنَّا وَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا وَٱرْحَمْنَآ ۚ أَنتَ مَوْلَىٰنَا فَٱنصُرْنَا عَلَى ٱلْقَوْمِ ٱلْكَـٰفِرِينَ
Roman / Transliteration: Laa yukalliful-laahu nafsan illaa wus’ahaa; lahaa maa kasabat wa ‘alaihaa maktasabat; Rabbanaa laa tu’aakhiznaaa in naseenaaa aw akhtaanaa; Rabbanaa wa laa tahmil-‘alainaaa isran kamaa hamaltahoo ‘alal-lazeena min qablinaa; Rabbanaa wa laa tuhammilnaa maa laa taaqata lanaa bih; wa’fu ‘annaa waghfir lanaa warhamnaa; Anta mawlaanaa fansurnaa ‘alal qawmil kaafireen
Meaning: “Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error, our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us; our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Maula (Patron, Supporter and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving people.”
Source: Surah Al-Baqarah – 2:286
How to Recite this Dua?
There’s no timeline for reciting this dua. You can make a constant dhikr of it throughout the day. However, this dua is a part of the last 2 ayahs of Surah Baqarah (2:285- 286), about which Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) told us whoever recites the last 2 ayahs of Surah Baqarah in the night before sleeping, they’ll suffice for that person.
It implies that Allah will take care of your matters and bring you inner calmness / peace. This hadith reassures everything. So, it’s best to recite the last 2 ayahs of Surah Baqarah, and you’ll automatically recite this dua in it every night.
How to Find Inner Peace?
Do you want to know the secret of finding your inner peace? well for that you have to look deeper into your skin and touch the depth of your soul.
You know, every time you indulge in wrongdoing, the first thing that’s gone is your inner peace. You often feel disturbed when you’ve done too much wrong to yourself or others. By wronging yourself, I mean doing things which are toxic and addictive, which tarnishes your soul. On a macro level, that includes things like alcohol consumption, watching pornography and being in a haram relationship, and on a micro level, that includes scrolling through social media aimlessly and binge-watching Netflix all day.
When you live purposelessly, waste your time and do haram all day, you feel this burden of guilt, sadness and emptiness inside you. That snatches away all of your inner peace.
Thousands of depressing thoughts run through you, which don’t let you stay calm and healthy.
Allah also talks about it in the Quran that people who truly deserve peace are those who have faith and don’t wrong their souls.
It is (only) those who are faithful and do not tarnish their faith with falsehood who are guaranteed security (peace) and are (rightly) guided.Quran (6:82)
So, the best way to find peace is first to have faith and, second to leave every evil thing that is damaging your soul. You still need to do it, even if you’re Muslim. As Islam is perfect, but Muslims are not. We sin and follow the forbidden, but our Master is ever forgiving and accepting. He (swt) loves to forgive.
We may think we have faith in Allah Almighty, but still choose to do the opposite. Therefore, we need to do everything that builds a stronger faith in us, like perfecting our 5 daily salah, reciting and understanding Allah’s words – Quran, and leaving everything that violates our soul / basically every haram thing. And last but not least to make lots of dua! Allah says in the Quran the following things;
When My servants ask you (O Prophet) about Me: I am truly near. I respond to one’s prayer when they call upon Me. So let them respond (with obedience) to Me and believe in Me, perhaps they will be guided (to the Right Way).Quran (2:186)
So, have faith, leave the haram / wrong things by making tawba and recite this dua every night! May Allah grant you inner peace soon (Ameen).
In this blog, I’ve shared a dua for inner peace and three ways to find inner tranquility. The dua is taken from the Holy Quran, which is advisable to recite every night as a part of the last two ayahs of Surah Baqarah. It’s also recommended that in order to have inner peace you have to have strong faith in Allah almighty, leave all sorts of wrongdoings and make this dua from your heart every night.
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