Rabbana la taj’alna fitnatan lil is a Dua from the Quran. The beginning of the verse occurs more than once in the Quran.
In this post, we will be looking at the meaning of two verses that started with Rabbana la taj’alna.
Rabbana La Taj’alna Fitnatan Lil In Arabic
رَبَّنَا لَا تَجْعَلْنَا فِتْنَةً لِّلَّذِینَ كَفَرُوا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا رَبَّنَآ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْعَزِیزُ الْحَكِیمُ
Rabbana laa taj’alnaa fitnatal lillazeena kafaroo waghfir lanaa rabbanaaa innaka antal azeezul hakeem.
Rabbana La Taj’alna Fitnatan Lil Meaning
Our Lord, do not make us subject to the persecution of the disbelievers; and forgive us, our Lord. Verily You are the Almighty, the Most Wise.
This is a dua of Prophet Ibrahim and is found in Surah Mumtahina verse 5 and the meaning is
Our Lord, do not make us subject to the persecution of the disbelievers that is, do not give them power over us for our sins, so that they persecute us and prevent us as much as they can from practicing our faith,
which would cause them further confusion, for if they see that they have the upper hand, they will think that they are following the right path and that we are following the wrong path, and they will increase in disbelief and tyranny.
Our Lord! Make us not a trial for the disbelievers, Mujahid said,
It means, Do not punish us by their hands, nor with a punishment from You. Or they will say, Had these people been following the truth, the torment would not have struck them.
Do not give the disbelievers victory over us, thus subjecting us to trials by their hands. Surely, if You do so, they would then think that they were given victory over us because they are on the truth.
Ali bin Abi Talhah reported from Ibn `Abbas: Do not give them dominance over us, lest we suffer trials by their hands.”
And forgive us, our Lord for what we have committed of sins and evil deeds, and for our shortcomings in doing what is enjoined upon us.
It also means, cover our mistakes from being exposed to other than You, and forgive us for what (sin) is between us and You.
Verily You are the Almighty Who subjugates all things, the Most Wise, Who does all that is appropriate.
Verily, You, only You, are the Almighty, and those who seek refuge in Your majesty are never dealt with unjustly,
the All-Wise, in Your statements, actions, legislation and decrees.
By Your might and wisdom, grant us victory over our enemies, forgive us our sins, and mend our faults.
This Dua is from Surah Yunus ayat 85-86.
رَبَّنَا لاَ تَجْعَلْنَا فِتْنَةً لِّلْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِینَ ; وَنَجِّنَا بِرَحْمَتِكَ مِنَ الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِینَ
Rabbana la taj’alna fitnatal lil qawmidh Dhalimeen # Wa najjina bi- Rahmatika minal qawmil kafireen.
Our Lord, make us not [objects of] trial for the wrongdoing people. And save us by Your mercy from the disbelieving people.
This is a supplication the companions of Musa (as) recited asking for protection from evil and unjust people. It is a du’a for success and protection.
It asks to not be made examples of by disbelieving people. They faced real persecution from the tyrannical Firawn and wanted to be a source of goodness in the world.
This dua asks Allah for many different things and can be recited for the following:
- Remembrance and reliance on Allah alone. Asks through Allah’s mercy for protection and strength in your faith as a Muslim.
- It also means to ask Allah that we do not fall into Fitnah (meaning trial, affliction, or distress).
- This dua is said to be very comprehensive.
- It begins by saying, do not make us a victim (trial) for the wrongdoing people. It asks that we remain strong and successful in our efforts in the world so we may receive the rewards and the goodness of the afterlife.
This is a beautiful dua and should be recited to give us the courage to face the trials and adversity of this life. It asks Allah that we keep a strong iman and be equipped to deal with any oppression.