Obviously, there is no report in the Sunnah which suggests any dua for interview. However, there are lot of Duas from the Quran and sunnah during times of hardship and difficulty which can be recited during interview and exams difficulty.
In this post, you will learn Dua for job interview, Dua for success in interview, Dua for difficulty and hardship as well as muslim’s guide to a successful job interview.
Dua For Interview
One of the beautiful Dua at the times of difficulty including interview is Dua of prophet Musa. It is a powerful yet comprehensive Dua. You can learn and read it as much as you can during the interview.
رَبِّ ٱشْرَحْ لِى صَدْرِى وَيَسِّرْ لِىٓ أَمْرِى وَٱحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِى يَفْقَهُوا۟ قَوْلِى
Transliteration or pronunciation
Rabbish rahlee sadree wa yassurlee Amri wahlul uqdatan min lissanee yafqahu qaulee.
Meaning In English
O, my Lord! Open for me my chest, And ease my task for me; And untie the knot from my tongue, That they understand my speech.
This beautiful supplication have been invoked by prophet Moses peace be upon him upon being sent to the pharaoh.
This is a powerful and short dua in Surah Taha. It is simple and easy to memorize. You can read it before the day of interview or exam, on the day, and while writing the exams.
In this Dua, you ask Allah to:
- Expand i.e relax for your chest [with assurance].
- Open your chest, grant you self-confidence, boldness, and contentment.
- Put your heart at peace.
- Lift up your heart.
- Expand your chest for you, expand it so that it may accommodate everything.
- Relieve your mind.
- Ease your task
- Make your task easy for you
- Facilitate, for your affair, that you may deliver it.
- You ask Allah to untie or loose the knot from your tongue, that is remove the incorrectness from your speech or remove the impediment from your speech.
In the supplication of this, you ask, Allah if You know in Your knowledge which is infinite and through Your infinite power that the job is going to be good for me irrespective this life and the hereafter then make it easy for me and facilitate it for me otherwise then take it away from me and take me away out of it.
Dua For Job Interview
To be successful in your job interview, make sure you recite the Dua before leaving house because it is powerful and has great benefits. The Dua is:
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ، تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلى اللَّهِ، وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ
Bismillah, tawakkaltu ‘ala Allah, la hawla wa la quwwata illa Billah.
Meaning In English
In the name of Allah, I put my trust in Allah, there is no power and no strength except with Allah.
According to the Hadith, whoever says the above mentioned supplication after leaving his house, it will be said to him: You are taken care of and you are protected, and the Shaytan will keep away from him.
Source: Narrated by Abu Dawud, 5095; al-Tirmidhi, 3426; classed as sahih by al-Albani in Sahih Abi Dawud.
Dua Before Interview
Before interview, it is recommended to keep reciting one of the best Dua for difficulties including interview and exams. The Dua is written in Arabic as:
اللَّهُمَّ لاَ سَهْلَ إِلاَّ مَا جَعَلْتَهُ سَهْلاً، وَأَنْتَ تَجْعَلُ الْحَزْنَ إِذَا شِئْتَ سَهْلاً
Allahumma la sahla illa maa ja altahu sahlan wa anta taj’alul hazna iza shi’ta sahla.
Meaning In English
O Allah, nothing is easy but that which You make easy and You can make hardship easy if You will.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The prayer of Dhu’l-Nun when he was in the belly of the fish:
لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظّالِمِينَ
La ilaha illa Anta, subhanaka inni kuntu min al-zalimin.
Meaning In English
There is no god but You, glory to You, verily I was one of the wrongdoers.
A Muslim never calls upon his Lord with these words concerning any matter, but his prayer is answered.
Source: Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 3505; classed as sahih by al-Albani in al-Silsilah al-Sahihah, 1644.
Send salutations upon Prophet Muhammad
Whenever you are in difficult conditions, don’t underestimate the power of salam and salutations upon the prophet. It is also powerful, read it as much as you can and see the wonders it does.
Increasing in the peace and salutation upon Prophet Muhammad’s Allah. It is very soothing and it is very appealing to Allah SAW to answer your dua even if you do not name a particular request.
Provided the job is halal and the lawful and the income is lawful then you ask Allah, the salatul Ibrahimiyya is written in Arabic as:
اللّهُـمَّ صَلِّ عَلـى مُحمَّـد، وَعَلـى آلِ مُحمَّد، كَمـا صَلَّيـتَ عَلـى إبْراهـيمَ وَعَلـى آلِ إبْراهـيم، إِنَّكَ حَمـيدٌ مَجـيد ، اللّهُـمَّ بارِكْ عَلـى مُحمَّـد، وَعَلـى آلِ مُحمَّـد، كَمـا بارِكْتَ عَلـى إبْراهـيمَ وَعَلـى آلِ إبْراهيم، إِنَّكَ حَمـيدٌ مَجـيد”
Allahumma salli ala Muhammadin wa ala ili Muhammad kama sallayta ala Ibrahima wa ala ali Ibrahim innaka hamidun Majid. Allahumma barik ala Muhammadin wa ala ali Muhammad, kama varakta ala Ibrahima wa ala ali Ibrahim innaka hamidun Majid.
Meaning In English
O Allah, bestow Your favor on Muhammad and on the family of Muhammad as You have bestowed Your favor on Ibrahim and on the family of Ibrahim, You are Praiseworthy, Most Glorious. O Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad as You have blessed Ibrahim and the family of Ibrahim, You are Praiseworthy, Most Glorious.
Dua for Passing Interview
Another versatile Dua for success in your exam and interview is this beautiful dua.
رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
Rabbana aatina fiddunya hasanatan wa fil akhirati hasanatan wa qina azaban nar.
Translation In English
Our Lord, give us in this world (that which is) good and in the Hereafter (that which is) good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.
This dua includes every worldly need and requirement of well-being, a good home, a good wife, a righteous son, halal sustenance, beneficial knowledge, and a righteous deed.
And goodness in the Hereafter: the highest of it is entering Paradise, and its consequences of security on the day of the greatest fear, facilitation of reckoning, and other matters of the Hereafter and prevention.
It is permissible for a person to offer supplications that were not narrated in reports, even if they are in colloquial Arabic or a language other than Arabic,
Outside of the prayer or during the prayer when one is unable to speak Arabic, as long as he uses permissible words and avoids transgressing the limits, and as long as his supplication does not involve any sin or severing of kinship ties.
There is undoubtedly much good in the supplications described in reports, but a person may need to offer supplication for himself or a loved one for some of the good things of this world and the hereafter, or he may need to ask Allah to keep some harm or evil away from him.
This type of supplication is broad in scope, and he is not limited to what is reported in reports.
What matters in supplication is focus and presence of mind, as well as sincerity in turning to Allah, may He be exalted, regardless of the language used.
Allah, may He be exalted, hears all voices and understands all languages, and not an atom on earth or in the heavens is hidden from Him.
To sum up, it is not permissible to invent du`as and attribute them to Islam. What has been narrated in the hadiths that may be said during times of hardship and difficulty is sufficient.
And Allah knows best.
Muslim’s Guide to a Successful Job Interview
1. Make Istikharah Before the Interview
You can pray istikharah (prayer for guidance) after the interview as well, but doing it before accomplishes several things. One, it gives you comfort that the outcome is from Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He).
You remember that your potential employer is not your provider. Two, it calms you down. You realize that if it is good for you, you will get it, and if not, you won’t. So don’t sweat it! Just make du`a’ (supplication) for whatever is best.
2. Top 5 Things I Want Them to Know About Me
Come up with a list of 5 things about yourself that would make them want to hire you. This can be some big accomplishment you have had, something you studied on the side, a problem you solved, or an example of teamwork or leadership.
3. Smart Points
Come up with a list of 5 “smart points”. These are intelligent things that you can say about your field (your area of expertise and the field that you are interviewing for).
These are points that will make the interviewer realize that you have background in that area and probably have a solid understanding in your field as well. Know them well; practice them in front of a mirror if you need to.
Make sure that you are able to use them during the interview. Unlike the list of things that you want them to know about you, not all smart points have to be used if they don’t seem appropriate.
4. Have Questions for Them
Ask questions throughout the interview if appropriate. In addition, have at least two or three questions ready at the end of the interview.
They will ask you if you have any questions for them. Never say no. You can even use the opportunity to find out more about the interviewer.
5. Review Typical Interview Questions
A lot of the interview questions that are asked are somewhat standard. Be ready to answer them. They can be found online and may be repeated throughout your different interviews.
6. Know About the Company
Before you go, read up about the company. Know what they do, their goals, their achievements, their culture. Be prepared to display your knowledge of the company during the interview.
7. Dress for Success
This is obvious and goes without saying. Dress professionally. Get a haircut if you need one. Shower, smell nice (guys), and make sure your shoes are nice and clean.
Sisters, do not sacrifice your Islamic morals for the interview. Wear your hijab right and be modest.
You’re not going to win a job by sliding your hijab back a few inches. Also, if you need to, you can carry your cell phone in your pocket, but make sure the ringer is off.
8. Bring Copies of Your Resume
There isn’t much you need to bring to your interview: some copies of your resume (five should be enough unless you know you need more), a pen, and something to write on.
Don’t come in with more than that. Don’t bring your own drink or cup of coffee, snacks, or anything additional. It can be a turn-off.
9. Be On Time
Be on time or else you pretty much automatically don’t get the job. This is the professional world. 9:30 means 9:30. Not 9:33. Also, don’t try to impress them by showing up 45 minutes early.
10. Answer Questions Thoroughly
Do not give one word, yes and no answers. Answer thoroughly. They are asking questions hoping to hold a conversation with you.
11. Be Light-Hearted
Part of the interview process is the employer finding out if you would be a good match for the company. They want someone who is personable, can get along with other employees, and is good for the overall culture.
12. Be Confident in Yourself
Again, this goes with the tip of knowing that Allah (swt) is your provider. This employer is not your provider.
So know that they need you just as much as you need them. Be humble, but confident, just like the character of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (peace be upon him).