Many duas are effective in terms of attracting wealth and abundance. But, usually, people look for one best dua for wealth that can suffice them for this purpose. Below I’ve shared one such dua, but before that, you should know two important things about wealth.
Wealth is a Test:
Wealth is one of the biggest trials for a Muslim. The Messenger of Allah (saw) has already warned us about it.
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: Verily, every nation has a trial, and the trial of my nation is wealth.”Tirmidhi 2336; Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to al-albani
No doubt, there are many benefits to being rich. It can help us achieve worldly success and fulfil our dreams. But it has a dark side too. An unending desire for money can make us greedy, selfish and self-centred.
Allah (swt) can also test you with a loss of wealth. So, you must know that you can be tested either with poverty or richness.
Wealth is Also a Blessing:
Wealth and abundance is a form of rizq which means it’s a blessing of Allah.
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: If Allah has given you wealth, let the traces of his blessings and generosity be seen upon you.”Sunan Abi Dawood 4063 ; Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to al-albani
Prophet Sulaiman was given lots of wealth; he had a vast kingdom. According to Wealth Result, Prophet Sulaiman (a.s) had a total net worth of 2.1 trillion dollars, which surpasses the combined net worth of Elon Musk, Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos. Prophet Yusuf was a finance minister, which is a high-paying job.
When Allah (swt) blesses you with wealth, you can do a lot of positive work for your society; you can serve your family and community while also enjoying a quality life.
The Best Dua for Wealth
The Quran mentions a beautiful dua of Prophet Ayyub (a.s) in Surah al-Anbya (21: 83) which is apparently the best dua for wealth and abundance. This dua is specifically about provision.
Prophet Ayyub (a.s) made this dua from the core of his heart in the most difficult times of his life. If you are also going through tough times in life in terms of rizq and provision, then the dua of Prophet Ayyub (a.s) is the best for you. It’s as follows;
رَبَّهُۥٓ أَنِّى مَسَّنِىَ ٱلضُّرُّ وَأَنتَ أَرْحَمُ ٱلرَّٰحِمِينَ
Roman words: Rabbahooo annee massani yad durru wa anta arhamur raahimeen
English words: “Indeed, adversity has touched me, and you are the Most Merciful of the merciful.” – Surah Anbiya (21:83)
Background of The Dua:
Prophet Ayyub (a.s) was an extremely wealthy man who owned different kinds of properties like lands, fields, farms, cattle and sheep, and had treasures of gold and silver. He was one of the most grateful prophets of Allah, and his trial was taken through wealth and all of his provision.
Ayyub (a.s) caught a deadly disease and lost everything. He remained patient for several years, but the situation only got worsened for him. One day, from extreme vulnerability and misery, he called out to Allah and made a sincere dua, which is mentioned above.
After this dua, Allah talah removed affliction, poverty and distress from his life and returned everything to him in a much better way. Allah (swt) tested Prophet Ayyub (a.s) to see if he remained grateful or not, and he passed it with three weapons: patience, gratefulness and dua.
How to Make This Dua?
There’s no special timeline for reciting this dua. Prophet Ayyub (a.s) was among the most grateful servants of Allah, and he supplicated when he hit the lowest point of life when the devil filled him with extreme anxiety, stress and depression. If you’re facing a similar situation, it’s your sign that Allah wants to accept your dua. I’d suggest you do a constant dhikr of this dua, or like important adhkars, you can also recite it twice a day (morning and evening).
Thinking about dua is not equal to making the dua. You have to be physically, mentally and spiritually present in the time while supplicating. It is best to make this dua verbally by spreading your hands to the skies.
The Prophet (pbuh) said: Your Lord is munificent and generous, and is ashamed to turn away empty hands of His servant when he raises them to Him.Source: Sunan Abi Dawud 1488
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani
Or you can also stay quiet and make the dua by heart. It depends on your choice and circumstances.
An lesson we get from the life of Prophet Ayyub (a.s) is that he was blessed with wealth and abundance after he directly prayed to Allah. It tells us the importance of making dua. We cannot achieve something in life just by thinking about it or assuming that Allah knows our condition and He’ll spontaneously bless us.
Sure, Allah knows our condition and averts evil from us with his mercy, but He loves to be asked.
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: There is dearer to Allah than supplication.Source: Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 712; Grade: Hasan (good) according to Al-Albani
Also, Allah (swt) can not be forced to do anything our mind thinks.
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: Let no one say, “O Allah forgive me if You Will, O Allah have mercy upon me if You Will” in an effort to resolve the matter because Allah cannot be forced into doing anything.”Source: Sahih al-Bukhari 6339 Grade: Sahih (authentic)
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The dua of Prophet Ayyub (a.s) is best dua for wealth and financial freedom. Anyone who’s going through financial difficulty can recite this dua every day. While reciting, you must have a deeper understanding of the dua and sincerity of heart.