Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim and muslimah. Every student wants to excel and succeed in his studies. So, you should recite the Dua for knowledge on a daily basis in order to ask Allah to grant you beneficial knowledge and to guide you in every step of your life.
Al-Hafidh Ibn Hajr al-Assqalani said that regarding the statement: The saying of Allah
O my Lord increase me in knowledge
This is a clear proof of the Excellence of knowledge. This is because Allaah Subhanahu Wata’ala did not order the Messenger, may peace be upon him with request for increase in anything except for an increase in knowledge.
Dua For Knowledge in Quran
رَّبِّ زِدۡنِي عِلۡمٗا
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Dua For Increasing Knowledge
The Dua for increasing knowledge is O my Lord increase me in knowledge.
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Dua For Beneficial Knowledge
اللهم إني أسألك علماً نافعاً، ورزقاً طيباً، وعملاً متقبلاً
Allaahumma innee assaluka ilman nafian, wa rizzqan tayyeebun, wa amalan mutaqabilan.
The meaning of Dua for beneficial knowledge is O Allah indeed I ask You for beneficial knowledge, and a good Halal provision, and actions which are accepted.
Umm Salma, Radhi Allaahu anha, said, the Messenger of Allaah, may peace and blessings be upon him used to say this supplication in the morning prayer:
Anas bin Malik, Radi Allaahu anhu, said that he heard the Messenger of Allaah, sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam, supplicating:
اللهم انفعني بما علمتني وعلمني ما ينفعني وارزقني علما تنفعني به
Allahumman fa’nee bi-maa ‘allam-ta-nee wa ‘allim-nee maa yanfa’u-nee war zuq-nee ‘ilman yanfa’u-nee.
Dua For Knowledge In English
O Allaah benefit me with what You have taught me, and teach me that which will benefit me, and grant me knowledge which will benefit me.
Another Dua for knowledge is
رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِنْ لِسَانِي يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي
Rabbish rahli sadri wa yassirli amri wah lul uqdatan min lisaani, yaf kahu kauli
Meaning: My Lord, expand 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.
Allah Ta’ala said In Surah Baqara:
رَبَّنَآ ءَاتِنَا فِي ٱلدُّنۡيَا حَسَنَةٗ وَفِي ٱلۡأٓخِرَةِ حَسَنَةٗ وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ
O our Lord give us good in this Dunyaa, and good in the Hereafter and save us from the punishment of the fire.
Al-Hasan said: ‘al-Hasana (good) in the Dunyaa is knowledge and worship, and in the Hereafter it is Paradise.’
Sufyan said: ‘al-Hasana (good) in the Dunyaa is knowledge and good provision, and in the Hereafter Paradise.
How Can I Increase My Knowledge According To Islam?
There are many ways to increase your knowledge in Islam and the most importantly is sincerely turning to Allah and quitting sins.
Sincerely turning to Allah and asking Him to help you understand and learn. Knowledge is light that Allah casts into one’s heart, but if the heart is far from Allah, he will not be ready to receive this light.
As for the heart that is close to Allah, by means of worship, love, repentance, praying for forgiveness and turning to Him, it deserves to attain divine help in understanding.
Drinking Zamzam water is another way to increase your knowledge.
Abu Bakr Muhammad bin Jafar said: ‘I heard Ibn Khuzaimah while he was asked: ‘Where did you get this knowledge from?’
He answered: ‘The Messenger of Allaah SAW said:
‘Zam Zam water is what it is drank for.’
So, when I would drink Zam Zam water I would ask Allaah for beneficial knowledge.’
Al-Hakim said: ‘I drank Zam Zam water and I asked Allaah that he grant me the ability to compile works of books in a good way.
Al-Hafidh Ibn Hajr said: ‘Once I drank Zam Zam, and I supplicated to Allaah, at that time I was at the beginning of studying Hadeeth, I asked Allaah to grant me the status of Dhahabi in memorising Hadeeth.
Twenty years later I went to perform Hajj, and I found in myself the ability to surpass that rank, so I asked Allaah for a higher rank than before, and I hope that Allaah grants me that rank.
Knowledge which are individual obligation are obligatory for everyone.
You must learn the obligatory aspects of his Religion such as matters relating to the Oneness of Allah and explanation of what negates and nullifies it such as polytheism and its various forms: open and hidden, minor and major.
This is required of every individual because each person must be acquainted with the concept of Islamic monotheism and singling Allah out in His specifics, the most High and Sublime.
So it is now clear that the Shareeah knowledge can be classified into two: individual obligation and collective obligation.
The collective obligation is recommended for the one who has surpassed the basic level, so he learns in order to preserve the Shareeah of Allah and that Allah may guide His servants through him and for people to benefit from him. There is nothing more honourable than knowledge.
It is worth noting that the student must strive to study hard in order to gain his achievement.