Dua Upon Seeing Someone in Trial or Tribulation

Trials and tribulations are as natural as living itself, and that goes for everyone. Everyone has their share of grief and joy in life. Going through trials and tribulations can be a test of faith for people, but seeing anyone you love or know go through them makes one more empathetic and ready to offer support. Support can be offered in multiple ways, and one of the important forms of support is making dua upon seeing someone in trial or tribulation. Dua is not just a source of strength for one going through any trial, but it can also help strengthen their belief in seeking help from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) as all ease is from Him.

As in the Quran, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) says “Surely with hardship comes ease (Quran 94:5), and believing in this can help one find strength as well as help communicate it to others that the hard times pass and all trials are from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) for our faith.

Hisnul Muslim

Upon seeing someone in trial or tribulation

Good Etiquette Duas

الْحَمْدُ للَّهِ الَّذِي عَافَانِي مِمَّا ابْتَلَاكَ بِهِ وَفَضَّلَنِي عَلَى كَثِيرٍ مِمَّنْ خَلَقَ تَفْضِيلًا

Alhamdu lillaahil-lathee 'aafaanee mimmab-talaaka bihi wa fadhdhalanee 'alaa katheerin mimman khalaqa tafdheela.

Praise is to Allah Who has spared me what He has afflicted you with, and preferred me greatly above much of what He has created.

[Hisnul 194] [At-Tirmizi 5/493,494.]

The Etiquettes of Reciting Dua Upon Seeing Someone in Trial or Tribulation

The etiquettes of making dua upon seeing someone in a trial or tribulation involves making dua with full faith that it is Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) who will make things easy and from Him comes the difficulty as well as the ease. There is no time or a certain number that this dua needs to be made, but when making a dua for someone, make sure you do so with the pure intention of helping them out and through compassion and genuine concern. It is the intention that matters; praying with the right intention determines the outcome of our duas. 

The Benefits of Reciting Dua Upon Seeing Someone in Trial or Tribulation  

Reciting dua upon seeing someone in trial or tribulation can instill a sense of empathy and giving back to the people around them. Making dua can help one feel a sense of connection and compassion for those around. Praying for others when they are experiencing a hard time and asking for their ease can help one understand and be more grateful for their life and the ease that has been given to them by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) as well as understand that how significant it is to have a strong faith to get through difficult times.


When seeing someone going through a challenge, be empathetic and help them in any way you can for the sake of Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى). Make dua for them and check on them.