In today’s fast-paced world, where we are constantly bombarded with deadlines, expectations, and responsibilities, it’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed and drained. It’s easy to fall into the trap of laziness and procrastination when we feel like we can’t keep up with everything that’s expected of us.
However, as Muslims, we are taught to turn to Allah (SWT) in times of need and seek his guidance and support. One way to do this is through the power of dua for laziness.
Dua For Laziness in Arabic
The Dua laziness in Arabic is written as:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْكَسَلِ وَالْهَرَمِ، وَالْمَأْثَمِ وَالْمَغْرَمِ، وَمِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْقَبْرِ وَعَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ، وَمِنْ فِتْنَةِ النَّارِ وَعَذَابِ النَّارِ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ فِتْنَةِ الْغِنَى، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْفَقْرِ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْمَسِيحِ الدَّجَّالِ
Allahumma inni a‘oodhu bika min al-kasali wal-harami wa’l-ma’thami wa’l-maghrami, wa min fitnat il-qabri wa ‘adhaab al-qabri, wa min fitnat in-naari wa’adhaab in-naar, wa min sharri fitnat il-ghina, wa a‘oodhu bika min fitnat il-faqri wa a‘oodhu bika min fitnat il-maseeh id-dajjaal.
Duaa For Laziness Meaning in English
The meaning and translation of laziness Dua in English is O Allah, I seek refuge with You from laziness and old age, from sin and debt, from the trial of the grave and the punishment of the grave, from the trial of the Fire and the punishment of the Fire, and from the evil of the trial of wealth; I seek refuge with You from the trial of poverty, and I seek refuge with You from the trial of the Dajjal.
Laziness is one of the greatest obstacles to attaining success and achievement in this world and the hereafter, and it is one of the most fatal psychological illnesses; it weakens resolve and prevents one from taking steps to do beneficial actions.
Hence the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) often used to seek refuge with Allah from it.
Dua Against Laziness and Depression
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحَزَنِ، وَالْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ، وَالْبُخْلِ وَالْجُبْنِ وَضَلَعِ الدَّيْنِ، وَغَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ
Allahumma inni a‘oodhu bika min al-hammi wa’l-hazani wa’l-‘ajzi wa’l-kasali wa’l-bukhli wa’l-jubni wa dala‘i ad-dayni wa ghalabat ir-rijaal.
Meaning in English
O Allah, I seek refuge with You from worry, grief, incapacity, laziness, cowardice and miserliness, being heavily in debt and being overcome by men.
Another Dua against laziness is found in Dua for morning and evening. It was narrated that ‘Abdullah ibn Mas‘ood said: When evening came, the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) would say:
أَمْسَيْنَا وَأَمْسَى الْمُلْكُ لِلَّهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ ” لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ رَبِّ أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَ مَا فِي هَذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ وَخَيْرَ مَا بَعْدَهَا وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا فِي هَذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ وَشَرِّ مَا بَعْدَهَا رَبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْكَسَلِ وَسُوءِ الْكِبَرِ رَبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابٍ فِي النَّارِ وَعَذَابٍ فِي الْقَبْرِ
Amsayna wa amsaa al-mulku Lillaahi wa’l-hamdu Lillaahi wa laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer.
Allahumma as’aluka khayra hadhihi’l-laylah aa a‘oodhu bika min sharri hadhihi’l-laylah wa sharri ma ba‘daha. Allahumma inni a‘oodhu bika min al-kasal wa soo’ al-kibari. Allahumma inni a‘oodhu bika min ‘adhaabin fi’n-naar wa ‘adhaabin f’l-qabr.
Meaning In English
We have reached the evening and the Dominion belongs to Allah, and praise be to Allah, there is no god but Allah alone with no partner or associate His is the Dominion, to Him be praise and He has power over all things.
O Allah, I ask You for the good of this night and I seek refuge in You from the evil of this night and the evil of what follows it. O Allah, I seek refuge with You from laziness and the troubles of old age. O Allah, I seek refuge with You from torment in the Fire and torment in the grave.” Narrated by Muslim 2723
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Dua For Laziness Hadith
Narrated `Aisha: The Prophet (ﷺ) used to say, “O Allah! I seek refuge with You from laziness and geriatric old age, from all kinds of sins and from being in debt; from the trial and affliction of the grave and from the punishment in the grave;
from the affliction of the Fire and from the punishment of the Fire; and from the evil of the affliction of wealth; and I seek refuge with You from the affliction of poverty, and I seek refuge with You from the affliction of Al-Mesiah Ad-Dajjal.
O Allah! Wash away my sins with the water of snow and hail, and cleanse my heart from all the sins as a white garment is cleansed from the filth, and let there be a long distance between me and my sins, as You made East and West far from each other.”Sahih al-Bukhari 6368 and Muslim
Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said to Abu Talha, “Seek one of your boys to serve me.” Abu Talha mounted me behind him (on his riding animal) and took me (to the Prophet (ﷺ) ).
So I used to serve Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) whenever he dismounted (to stay somewhere). I used to hear him saying very often,
“O Allah! I seek refuge with You from, having worries sadness, helplessness, laziness, miserliness, cowardice, from being heavily in debt and from being overpowered by other persons unjustly.”Sahih al-Bukhari 5425
How To Get Rid Of Laziness and Procrastination in Islam
Procrastination is a common challenge that many people face, and it can hinder productivity and progress. Here are some tips to help you avoid procrastination:
Remind yourself of the importance of time in Islam: Time is a precious commodity in Islam, and wasting it is not recommended. Therefore, remind yourself of the importance of time in Islam and the need to make the most of it.
Seek Allah’s help: Ask Allah for help in overcoming procrastination. This can be done through dua (supplication) and seeking guidance in the Quran.
Set achievable goals: Set achievable goals for yourself and work towards them in a timely manner. This will help you to stay focused and motivated.
Set specific goals: Define your goals and break them down into small, achievable tasks. This helps you to focus on what needs to be done and minimizes the chance of getting overwhelmed.
Develop a routine: Establish a routine for your day and stick to it. This will help you to develop good habits and avoid procrastination.
Eliminate distractions: Eliminate distractions that may hinder your productivity, such as social media, television, or unnecessary phone calls.
Seek accountability: Find someone who can hold you accountable for your actions and help you stay on track.
Prioritize your tasks: Prioritize your tasks based on their importance and urgency. This will help you to focus on the most important tasks first and avoid procrastination.
Take breaks: Take breaks when you need them to prevent burnout and maintain your productivity.
Remember the reward: Remember the reward that Allah has promised for those who work hard and do good deeds. This will help you to stay motivated and avoid procrastination.
Start with small tasks: Start with small tasks that you can complete easily. This helps to build momentum and motivate you to tackle more challenging tasks.
Break tasks into manageable parts: Break larger tasks into smaller, more manageable parts. This helps you to make progress and stay motivated.
Reward yourself: Give yourself a reward for completing a task or reaching a milestone. This can be as simple as taking a break, having a snack, or doing something you enjoy.
Get support: Seek support from friends or colleagues. Share your goals with others and ask for their help in holding you accountable.
Just start: Finally, the most important thing is to just start. Don’t wait for the perfect moment or for everything to be perfect. Just begin and keep moving forward.
Allah knows best.