Dua For Waking Up: Wake up with incredible grace

Ever hit the snooze button one too many times? Starting your day with a positive and grateful mindset can be tough. In Islam, there’s a beautiful tradition called Dua for Waking Up that can help you do just that! A Dua is a special prayer or supplication. By saying a Dua when you wake up, you’re essentially thanking God for giving you another day and asking for His blessings throughout it. It’s a simple yet powerful way to start your morning on the right foot.

Dua For Waking Up

Hadith for Reflection

(Alhamdulillahilladhi ahyana ba’da ma amatana wa ilaihin-nushur)

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذي أَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَا أَمَاتَنَا وَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ

All praise is due to Allah who gave us life after having taken it from us and unto Him is the resurrection.

تمام تعریفیں اللہ کے لیے ہیں جس نے ہم سے چھین کر ہمیں زندگی بخشی اور اسی کی طرف اٹھنا ہے۔

Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith 6324

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Benefits of Dua for Waking Up

Peace of Mind

Reciting Dua for waking up can bring a sense of peace and tranquility to the heart and mind. It serves as a reminder that Allah is always there, ready to listen and respond to the sincere supplications of His servants.

Protection and Guidance

Dua upon waking up seeks Allah’s protection from any harm or evil that may come your way during the day. It’s a way to seek His guidance in navigating through life’s challenges and making righteous decisions.

Spiritual Connection

Making dua upon waking up fosters a stronger spiritual connection with Allah. It’s a moment of intimate communication between the believer and their Creator, reinforcing their faith and reliance on Him for all their needs.


Starting the day with dua encourages a sense of gratitude for the blessings of a new day and a renewed awareness of the Creator’s presence. It instills mindfulness, reminding individuals of their dependence on Allah.

Incorporating Dua into Daily Routine

  • Simple and meaningful: Adding the Dua for Waking Up to your day is easy and brings great rewards.
  • Staying connected: It helps you feel mindful and closer to Allah throughout the day.
  • Positive start: This prayer sets a good tone for your day, making you feel thankful and focused.
  • Spiritual boost: It builds a deeper spiritual connection and fills your mind with positive thoughts.
  • Remembering blessings: It helps you appreciate all the good things Allah has given you.

A Hadith for Reflection:

حَدَّثَنَا مُسْلِمٌ، حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الْمَلِكِ، عَنْ رِبْعِيٍّ، عَنْ حُذَيْفَةَ، قَالَ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِذَا أَوَى إِلَى فِرَاشِهِ قَالَ ‏”‏ اللَّهُمَّ بِاسْمِكَ أَحْيَا وَأَمُوتُ ‏”‏‏.‏ وَإِذَا أَصْبَحَ قَالَ ‏”‏ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَا أَمَاتَنَا وَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ ‏”‏‏.‏
When the Prophet (ﷺ) went to bed, he used to say, “Allahumma bismika ahya wa amut.” And when he woke up in the mornings he used to say, “Al-hamdu li l-lahi al-ladhi ahyana ba’da ma amatana wa ilaihi-nnushur.”
Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 7394 Book 97, Hadith 23


The prayer we say when we wake up helps us see how unique each new day is. We start the day with thankful hearts, trusting in God’s help. By saying this simple prayer every day, we, as Muslims, become more aware, grow stronger in our faith, and feel closer to God. It makes our lives better and fills our days with meaning and beauty. When we say this prayer, we remember all the good things we have, from being able to breathe to the chances we get in life. It helps us remember that we need God and that we want to live in a way that follows God’s rules and teachings.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What is the Dua for Waking Up?

The dua for waking up is: اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذي أَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَا أَمَاتَنَا وَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ (Alhamdulillahilladhi ahyana ba’da ma amatana wa ilaihin-nushur)

What is the significance of Dua to wake up?

Reciting the Dua has a great importance in attachment of a person with his God and the acknowledgement is expressed towards Allah Almighty by reciting this Dua.

When should I recite the Dua for Waking Up?

The dua or prayer must be immediately recited after opening of eyes in morning without getting involved in any activity.

Can I recite the Dua for Waking Up in my own language?

Yes, you can recite the Dua for Waking Up in your preferred language, as long as the meaning remains consistent with the original prayer. Main purpose must be to attach with Allah Almighty.

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