Dua For Parents
Dua For Parents

7 Dua For Parents In English And Arabic Text (Health, Long Life, and Jannah)

If you’re looking for dua for parents or ways to show your appreciation to your parents, this post will tell you what to say.


A parent has the potential to be one of the most influential figures in your life, and we owe them our gratitude and respect.

Many children don’t realize how fortunate they are to have a set of parents who raised them with love and care, but those who do show their appreciation by giving back and helping when needed.

Dua is an Arabic word, which means Supplication or a Prayer. Dua can be said in any language that you are comfortable with and in any style.

Dua For Parents In Arabic Text

The dua for parent is written in Arabic as:


رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا


The dua is transliterated as Rabbi irhamhuma kama rabbayanee sagheera.

Dua For Parent In English

The meaning of the dua for parent is My Lord! Be merciful to them as they raised me when I was young.

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In which Surah Is Dua For Parent?

The Dua for parents is found in Surah Al Isra’, 17th surah of the Quran, verse 24.

2. Dua For Forgiveness For Parents 1

This is Dua is found in the Qur’an,


رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَوْمَ يَقُومُ الْحِسَابُ


Rabbana-ghfirli wa liwalidayya wa lilmu’minina yauma yaqumul-hisab.

Meaning in English

The meaning of the dua is Our Lord! Forgive me, my parents, and the believers on the Day when the judgment will come to pass.


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3. Dua For Forgiveness For Parents II

رَّبِّ ٱغۡفِرۡ لِى وَلِوَٰلِدَىَّ وَلِمَن دَخَلَ بَيۡتِىَ مُؤۡمِنًا وَلِلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ وَٱلۡمُؤۡمِنَٰتِ وَلَا تَزِدِ ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ إِلَّا تَبَارًۢا.


Rabbi ighfir lee waliwalidayya waliman dakhala baytiya mu’minan walilmu’mineena walmu’minati wala tazidi ththalimeena illatabara.

Meaning In English

My Lord, forgive me and my parents and whoever enters my house a believer and the believing men and believing women. And do not increase the wrongdoers except in destruction.

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4. Dua To Increase Blessings On Parents

رَبِّ أَوْزِعْنِي أَنْ أَشْكُرَ نِعْمَتَكَ الَّتِي أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيَّ وَعَلَىٰ وَالِدَيَّ وَأَنْ أَعْمَلَ صَالِحًا تَرْضَاهُ وَأَصْلِحْ لِي فِي ذُرِّيَّتِي ۖ إِنِّي تُبْتُ إِلَيْكَ وَإِنِّي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ


Rabbi awzi’nee an ashkura ni’matakallatee an amta alayya wa alaa waalidayya wa an aamala saalihan tarzahu, wa aslih lee fee zurriyyatee innee tubtu ilayka wa inni minal muslimeen.

Meaning In English

My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to work righteousness of which You will approve and make righteous for me my offspring. Indeed, I have repented to You, and indeed, I am of the Muslims.

Surah Al-Ahqaf, verse 15

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5. Dua for parents health and long life Arabic

There is no specific supplication for parents health and long in the Qur’an and Sunnah. You can ask Allah with your own words, you can read this also

اللهم أطل في عمر أمي وأبي، وارزقهما الصحة ما أحييتهما، وأسعد قلوبهما وفرج عنهما كل هم ويسر أمرهما.. ربي إني أحبهم فهم أغلى ما أملك حب لا يعلمه سواك،.


Oh Allah, prolong the life of my mother and father, grant them health as long, and make their hearts happy, and relieve them of all and ease their affairs.

There is no authentic narrations about Dua for parents health and long life. However, you can pray for your parents with either short or long supplication that you may recite after every salah (prayer) or different places to seek protection for your parents.

Why Should We Ask Allah For Our Parents’ Wellbeing?

Allah has commanded us to treat our parents well in many places in His Book. One of those places is Surah Luqman, where Allah says,

And We have commanded people to ˹honour˺ their parents. Their mothers bore them through hardship upon hardship, and their weaning takes two years. So be grateful to Me and your parents. To Me is the final return.

(Surah Luqman 31:14).

We should ask for forgiveness for them, pray for their guidance, seek their forgiveness when we have wronged them or when they have wronged us, make du’aa’ for them regularly during their life and after their death.

We should also fulfill all of their needs during their lifetime even if it means sacrificing something important to us.

Your parents played an integral role in helping you become the person you are today, so it’s important to show them that you care.

One way to do this is through prayer and good deeds, which your parents will definitely appreciate.

Supplicating for your parents can help you start thinking about showing your appreciation of your parents every day and serve as a reminder of all they have done for you.

One of our greatest and most valuable resources is our parents.

Whether they’re still living or have passed away, we should always remember to pray for them and show gratitude for all that they’ve done for us.

Yet, many people don’t make it a priority to say dua for their parents everyday.

By doing so, you can strengthen your connection with them and ensure their safety in both worlds.

Dua is a simple way to remind yourself of how important your parents are to you in your daily life.

After being obedient to Allah and the Messenger of Allah, a Muslim must be obedient to his parents. 

He should be polite and helpful to them. He should avoid doing things that will irritate them and try to be kind to them. 

A Muslim should obey his parents and do things they tell him to do! If your parents tell you to brush your teeth, to do your homework, to wash yourself, or to bring something from the kitchen, you should quickly do as you are told. 

Once a man asked the Prophet, ‘Which action is most beloved to Allah?’ The Prophet replied, ‘The solah at its correct time.’ The man then asked him about the next best action, and the Prophet said, ‘Kindness to parents.’ 

If you are kind to your parents, then they will be happy with you and will love you. If your parents are happy with you, then Allah will also be happy with you and will love you. 

The nature of honour and respect for our parents is such that it requires many things including the following: 

  • That we keep them out of harm’s way;
  • That we treat them with kindness;
  • That we do not get irritated with them or with their needs;
  • That we regard service to them as an act of worship; 
  • That we pray to Allah to forgive them and have mercy on them;
  • That we do not raise our voice above theirs;
  • That we do not go against their wishes, as long as this does not entail any violation of Allah’s Commands;
  • If our temper should even flare up in anger towards them, we must remember how they brought us up, how they spent many sleepless nights doing so, how they cared for us and wore themselves out. 

We must also remember the words of Allah: Speak to them in gracious words.

They went hungry themselves to keep us satisfied. They stayed awake at night so we could enjoy our sleep. 

Of course, it costs to obey. But young people should not think that they are the only ones in this world who should obey! 

Every one of us has to obey. Working people obey their employers. Teachers obey school authorities. Soldiers obey commanding officers. Young people should above all keep clearly in mind that Allah commands them to love, respect and obey their parents. 

So we should love them from our hearts. We should always try hard to make them happy. We must show them our love and satisfy their needs. We should look after them if they are sick and whenever they need our help. 

Parents receive authority over their children from Allah, so children must obey them in all things, with the exception of a command to sin. 

If you told your mother you would be back home at, say, 5:00 p.m., be home on time! If you offered to clean the garden for your father, do the job and keep working until you finish it. 

A man once came to the Prophet SAW and said, Allah’s Messenger, Who is more entitled to my best companionship? The Prophet said, Your mother. The man then asked, Who is next? He answered, Your mother. The man further asked, Who is next? He answered, Your mother. The man then asked, Who is next? He answered, Your father.

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The Prophet SAW said that Allah has forbidden us from disobeying our parents. He also said that disobeying parents is one of the major sins.

6. Dua For Parent Who Passed Away

Many of us tend to take our parents for granted. We may be worried about them falling ill and not being able to handle it. If you are a son or daughter, then you should say Dua for parents after death, as well as when they are ill.

There are many reasons why it is important to start practicing now.

O Allah, forgive my father or mother, raise his or her degree among those who are rightly guided, grant him or her a successor in his or descendants who remain. Forgive us and him or her, O Lord of the Universe, and make his or her grave spacious, and grant him or her light in it.

Another authentic Dua for your parents on their dead body is from an authentic Hadith.

Jubair b. Nufair says:

I heard it from ‘Auf b. Malik that the Prophet (SAW) said prayer on the dead body, and I remembered his prayer:”

O Allah! forgive him, have mercy upon him, give him peace and absolve him. Receive him with honour and make his grave spacious; wash him with water, snow and hail. Cleanse him from faults as You wouldst cleanse a white garment from impurity. Requite him with an abode more excellent than his abode, with a family better than his family, and with a mate better than his mate. Admit him to the Garden, and protect him from the torment of the grave and the torment of the Fire.

Sahih Muslim, 963

7. Dua For Parent After Death in Arabic

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّ فُلاَنَ بْنَ فُلاَنٍ فِي ذِمَّتِكَ فَقِهِ فِتْنَةَ الْقَبْرِ.‏ فِي ذِمَّتِكَ وَحَبْلِ جِوَارِكَ فَقِهِ مِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْقَبْرِ وَعَذَابِ النَّارِ وَأَنْتَ أَهْلُ الْوَفَاءِ وَالْحَمْدِ اللَّهُمَّ فَاغْفِرْ لَهُ وَارْحَمْهُ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ .

O Allah, so and so, son of so and so, is in Your protection, so guard him from the trial in the grave. In Your protection and in Your nearer presence, so guard him from the trial in the grave) and the punishment in Hell. You are faithful and worthy of praise. O Allah, forgive him and show him mercy. You are the forgiving and the merciful one.

Although, this Dua is not specifically for the parents, there is no harm in doing it.

Sunan Abi Dawud, 3202

There are many verses that show the immensity of the right of the parents.

Allah, Glorified be He and Exalted, had explained the status of the mother- she bore her child in weakness and hardship: weakness upon weakness from bearing it until she delivers it while in a state of weakness, hardship and pains.

And so also is the deliverance as Allah, the Exalted, said:

His mother bears him with hardship. And she delivers him with hardship” (Surah al-Ahqaf: 15).

Then Allah mentioned the starkest state parents usually reach; He said:

If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say notto them a word of disrespect. (Surah al-Israa: 23)

because their brainpower becomes weak, thus they become dependent on their children when they reach old age.

Irrespective of that, He said: And that you be dutiful to your parents.

If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life; that is, do not say, “I am fed up with the two of you.

Rather, he should deal with them in a gentle and kind manner without scolding them when they talk, “…or both of them attain old age in your life, say not” that is, he should reply them in a beautiful manner because of their immense rights.

In addition there are many hadeeth that talk about parents, one of them is hadith of Ibn Mas’ood (may Allah be pleased with him) when he asked the Prophet SAW,

Which of the deeds is loved most by Allah?” he SAW said: The Prayer at its proper time. I asked him, What next? He SAW replied, Kindness to parents. I asked, What next? He SAW replied, “Jihad in the way of Allah.

So the Prophet, may peace be upon him placed kindness to parents above Jihad in the cause of Allah.

He said, If I had asked for more, he would have increased it for me.

This establishes the virtue of kind treatment of parents.

If someone were to ask, What is kindness?

We say, It is treating them kindly in speech, action and wealth according to one’s best ability.

Fear Allah as much as you can, and the opposite of that is irresponsibility.

The Messenger of Allah SAW said:

No son can repay (the kindness shown by his father) unless he finds him a slave and buys him and emancipates him. that is, he manumits him by buying him.

This is because he would have liberated him from the bondage of slavery to man.

This hadeeth does not show that whoever owns his father should not release him; rather, we state that the essence is to set him free after such purchase.

He bought him in order to manumit him because one does not own his father; hence, he should release him immediately after the possession.

And he does not need to say ‘I manumit him’. By the same token, if he owns his mother, she is freed immediately after the possession and he does not need to say ‘I manumit her.

Always Make Dua For Your Parents

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah Almighty will raise the status of his righteous servants in Paradise and they will say: O Lord, what is this? Allah will say: This is due to your child seeking forgiveness for you.”

Source: Musnad Ahmad 10611

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Arna’ut

May Allah accept this blog post as a means of forgiveness.