Good Etiquette

The most important trait of a good Muslim is that they remember Allah and are always in a state of worship with their words and actions. It was the Sunnah of our Prophet (ﷺ) to supplicate before any task or on a special occasion such as on the birth of a child. An-Nu`man bin Bashir (رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ) narrated that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: "The supplication, is worship." Then he recited: And Your Lord said: "Call upon me, I will respond to you. Verily, those who scorn My worship, they will surely enter Hell humiliated." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3372, 40:60) This is why the beloved Prophet (ﷺ) made sure to include Allah’s blessing in every action or occasion of life.

This section has twenty duas for good etiquette taken from the Sunnah of our Prophet (ﷺ). These are authenticated by credible sources of Hadiths, e.g., the Dua for When Insulted While Fasting is a proven sunnah by Sunan Abi Dawud 2363. These duas are provided with their Arabic and a translation in the language of your preference. Download the Muslim and Quran mobile app to access these essential duas at your fingertips. 

Benefits and Virtues of Reciting Good Etiquette Duas in Light of the Quran and Sunnah

Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) made it a continuous habit to supplicate and include Allah’s blessing in every matter of his life. These daily duas for good etiquette are a way of reminding Muslims of His Lord and Creator (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى), refreshing their gratitude and faith in Him. Abu Dharr (رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ) reported that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, “There is no believing servant who supplicates for his brother behind his back (in his absence) that the Angels do not say: The same be for you too.” (Sahih Muslim 2732 a) This is why supplicating for someone else, especially a Muslim brother, is beneficial to the believer, as the Angels supplicate for him, too.

Duas such as “Returning a supplication of forgiveness” are a way of seeking Allah’s love as He loves those who forgive, as mentioned in the Quran: ". . . and let them pardon and overlook. Would you not like Allah should forgive you? And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful." [24:22] A good Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands his fellow Muslims are protected and safe. It is a distinct quality of a Muslim that he occupies himself with the remembrance of Allah, incorporating Allah’s Rahmah in all his actions and words.

Tips To Incorporate Good Etiquette Duas in Our Daily Life

Good etiquette duas are to be used in your daily life whenever the specific occasion for the dua arises. These duas are for all occasions: on the birth of a child, when angry, at a sitting or a gathering, etc. With the help of the Muslim and Quran, you can remember these and supplicate them before each appropriate occasion. Some of these duas are for daily uses, such as dua upon sneezing. To remember these duas on their specific occasion, make sure to read through the list whenever you have time to do so. This will help you remember that a precise dua exists and was used by the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) on specific occasions. 

Here are four ways you can make good etiquette duas a daily habit and remember them easily at a particular moment.

  • Make it a point to consistently practice! Whenever you forget, pull up the dua on the M&Q app to practice reciting the dua at least three times, something several scholars recommend. 

  • Try to dedicate some of your time to memorizing particular duas you have recently come across the need for. With practice, memorizing these duas will help you recite them with ease at the required time.

  • Understanding the meaning and context of the duas will help you intake the dua more easily into your memory. Read the sources and referenced hadiths, and with the help of the add note and highlight feature by M&Q, make notes to help you apply the context with its meaning.

  • Do give some time to reflect! To help you internalize the need for good etiquette duas, reflecting on their meanings and benefits is particularly beneficial. Consequently, it will help you with memorizing and understanding the dua.

Altogether, these four ways will help you make it a habit to supplicate and recite the good etiquette duas just like how it is the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ).

Read Good Etiquette Duas with the Muslim and Quran

The Muslim and Quran mobile application and website are wonderfully designed with accessible and convenient features. If you wish to share the dua, with Arabic text and translation, you can easily copy it with one tap with the Copy icon. You can also add a bookmark to the dua and save it in a bookmark collection for future reading for easier access. With Add Notes, you can easily highlight the specific portions of duas or translations if you're trying to understand their meaning on a deeper level.

Dua settings (located at the top right corner of the card) allow you to customize the text size and display according to your needs. You can turn on or off the displayed texts, such as Arabic or transliteration if it's not needed or is crowding the dua and making it hard to read.

Read these duas for good etiquette anywhere without worrying whether they are credible! These duas are taken from a credible compilation, Hisn-ul-Muslim, and are sourced from authentic Hadiths and Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ). Take, for example, the dua to one who does you a favor. It is sourced from Jami Al Tirmidhi 2035, which is an authentic collection of Hadiths. 

Download the Muslim and Quran app to take these with you everywhere you go! Not just the duas but an extensive collection of Hadiths and Quran with multiple translations and Tafseer are also provided by M&Q. With easy bookmarks and notes features; you can use them as references when needed. Download the app from your mobile app store or our website: