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The purpose of this webpage is to introduce Islam though some of the verses in the Quran. Human interpretations of all of our Holy Books have lead to terrible difficulties among our various faiths. It is my hope that these passages from the Quran will unify rather than divide.

This is a collection of some of the prayers to God (Allah) found in the Quran. They are presented without interpretation as the Quran is easy to understand and complete.

May you find peace in your heart inspired by these prayers.

The Cow 2:201 Our Lord, grant us righteousness in this world, and righteousness in the Hereafter, and spare us the retribution of Hell.

The Cow 2:128 Our Lord, make us submitters to You, and from our descendants let there be a community of submitters to You. Teach us the rites of our religion, and redeem us. You are the Redeemer, Most Merciful.

The Cow 2:250 Our Lord, grant us steadfastness, strengthen our foothold and support us against the disbelieving people.

The Cow 2:255 God: there is no other god besides Him, the Living, the Eternal. Never a moment of unawareness or slumber overtakes Him. To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. Who could intercede with Him, except in accordance with His will? He knows their past, and their future. No one attains any knowledge, except as He wills. His dominion encompasses the heavens and the earth, and ruling them never burdens Him. He is the Most High, the Great.

The Cow 2:285 Forgive us, our Lord, To You is the ultimate destiny.

The Cow 2:286 God never burdens a soul beyond its means: to its credit is what it earns, and against it is what it commits. "Our Lord, do not condemn us if we forget or make mistakes. Our Lord, and protect us from blaspheming against You, like those before us have done. Our Lord, protect us from sinning until it becomes too late for us to repent. Pardon us, forgive us, [and have mercy on us]. You are our Lord and Master. Grant us victory over the disbelieving people."

Family of Imran 3:8 Our Lord, let not our hearts waver, now that You have guided us. Shower us with Your mercy; You are the Grantor.

The Amramites 3:16 Our Lord, we have believed, so forgive us our sins, and spare us the agony of the hellfire.

The Amramites 3:26-27 Say, "Our god: possessor of all sovereignty. You grant sovereignty to whomever You choose, You remove sovereignty from whomever You choose. You grant dignity to whomever You choose, and commit to humiliation whomever You choose. In Your hand are all provisions. You are Omnipotent." "You merge the night into the day, and merge the day into the night. You produce the living from the dead, and produce the dead from the living, and You provide for whomever You choose, without limits."

The Amramites 3:53 Our Lord, we have believed in what You have sent down, and we have followed the messenger; count us among the witnesses.

Family of Imran 3:147 Their only utterance was, "Our Lord, forgive us our sins, and our transgressions, strengthen our foothold, and grant us victory over the disbelievers."

The Amramites 3:191-194 They remember God while standing, sitting, and on their sides, and they reflect upon the creation of the heavens and the earth: "Our Lord, You did not create all this in vain. Be You glorified. Save us from the retribution of Hell." "Our Lord, whomever You commit to Hell are the ones You have forsaken. Such transgressors have no helpers." "Our Lord, we have heard a caller calling to faith and proclaiming: `You shall believe in your Lord,' and we have believed. Our Lord, forgive us our transgressions, remit our sins, and let us die as righteous believers." "Our Lord, shower us with the blessings you promised us through Your messengers, and do not forsake us on the Day of Resurrection. You never break a promise."

Women 4:75 Why should you not fight in the cause of GOD when weak men, women, and children are imploring: "Our Lord, deliver us from this community whose people are oppressive, and be You our Lord and Master."

The Feast 5:83 Our Lord, we have believed, so count us among the witnesses.

Livestock 6:162-163 Say, "My Contact Prayers (Salat), my worship practices, my life and my death, are all devoted absolutely to God alone, the Lord of the universe." "He has no partner. This is what I am commanded to believe, and I am the first to submit."

The Purgatory 7:23 Our Lord, we have wronged our souls, and unless You forgive us and have mercy on us, we will be losers.

The Purgatory 7:89 We would be blaspheming against GOD if we reverted to your religion after GOD has saved us from it. How could we revert back to it against the will of GOD our Lord? Our Lord’s knowledge encompasses all things. We have put our trust in GOD. Our Lord, grant us a decisive victory over our people. You are the best supporter.

The Purgatory 7:126 Our Lord, grant us steadfastness, and let us die as submitters.

The Purgatory 7:155 Moses then selected seventy men from among his people, to come to our appointed audience. When the quake shook them, he said, "My Lord, You could have annihilated them in the past, together with me, if You so willed. Would You annihilate us for the deeds of those among us who are foolish? This must be the test that You have instituted for us. With it, You condemn whomever You will, and guide whomever You will. You are our Lord and Master, so forgive us, shower us with Your mercy; You are the best Forgiver."

Jonah 10:10 Their prayer therein is: "Be You glorified, our god," their greeting therein is, "Peace," and their ultimate prayer is: "Praise be to God, Lord of the universe."

Jonah 10:85-86 They said, "We trust in God. Our Lord, save us from the persecution of these oppressive people." "Deliver us, with Your mercy, from the disbelieving people."

Hood 11:47 He said, "My Lord, I seek refuge in You, lest I implore You again for something I do not know. Unless You forgive me, and have mercy on me, I will be with the losers."

Thunder 13:30 We have sent you to this community, just as we did for other communities in the past. You shall recite to them what we reveal to you, for they have disbelieved in the Most Gracious. Say, "He is my Lord. There is no god except He. I put my trust in Him alone; to Him is my ultimate destiny."

Abraham 14:35 Recall that Abraham said, "My Lord, make this a peaceful land, and protect me and my children from worshiping idols."

Abraham 14:40-41 My Lord, make me one who consistently observes the Contact Prayers (Salat), and also my children. Our Lord, please answer my prayers. My Lord, forgive me and my parents, and the believers, on the day when the reckoning takes place.

The Children of Isreal 17:24 My Lord, have mercy on my parents, for they have raised me from infancy.

The Children of Israel 17:80 My Lord, admit me an honorable admittance, and let me depart an honorable departure, and grant me from You a powerful support.

Children of Israel 17:111 And proclaim: "Praise be to God, who has never begotten a son, nor does He have a partner in His kingship, nor does He need any ally out of weakness," and magnify Him constantly.

The Cave 18:10 When the youths took refuge in the cave, they said, "Our Lord, shower us with Your mercy, and bless our affairs with Your guidance."

The Cave 18:14 We strengthened their hearts when they stood up and proclaimed: "Our only Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth. We will never worship any other god beside Him. Otherwise, we would be far astray."

The Believers 23:94 My Lord, let me not be one of the transgressing people.

The Believers 23:97-98 My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the whispers of the devils. And I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they come near me."

The Believers 23:109 Our Lord, we have believed, so forgive us and shower us with mercy. Of all the merciful ones, You are the Most Merciful.

The Believers 23:118 Say, "My Lord, shower us with forgiveness and mercy. Of all the merciful ones, You are the Most Merciful."

The Statute Book 25:65-66 Our Lord, spare us the agony of Hell; its retribution is horrendous. It is the worst abode; the worst destiny.

The Statute Book 25:74 Our Lord, let our spouses and children be a source of joy for us, and keep us in the forefront of the righteous.

The Poets 26:83-87 My Lord, grant me wisdom, and include me with the righteous. Let the example I set for the future generations be a good one. Make me one of the inheritors of the blissful Paradise. And forgive my father, for he has gone astray. And do not forsake me on the Day of Resurrection.

The Ant 27:19 My Lord, direct me to be appreciative of the blessings You have bestowed upon me and my parents, and to do the righteous works that please You. Admit me by Your mercy into the company of Your righteous servants.

History 28:16 He said, "My Lord, I have wronged my soul. Please forgive me," and He forgave him. He is the Forgiver, Most Merciful.

History 28:21-22 He fled the city, afraid and watchful. He said, "My Lord, save me from the oppressive people." As he traveled towards Midyan, he said, "May my Lord guide me in the right path."

History 28:24 He watered for them, then turned to the shade, saying, "My Lord, whatever provision you send to me, I am in dire need for it."

The Arrangers 37:100 My Lord, grant me righteous children.

Forgiver 40:7-9 Our Lord, Your mercy and Your knowledge encompass all things. Forgive those who repent and follow Your path, and spare them the retribution of Hell. Our Lord, and admit them into the gardens of Eden that You promised for them and for the righteous among their parents, spouses, and children. You are the Almighty, Most Wise. And protect them from falling in sin. Whomever You protect from falling in sin, on that day, has attained mercy from You. This is the greatest triumph.

Ornaments 43:13-14 As you rest on top of them, you shall appreciate such a blessing from your Lord, and say, "Glory be to the One who subdued this for us. We could not have controlled them by ourselves." "We ultimately return to our Lord."

The Dunes 46:15 We enjoined the human being to honor his parents. His mother bore him arduously, gave birth to him arduously, and took intimate care of him for thirty months. When he reaches maturity, and reaches the age of forty,* he should say, "My Lord, direct me to appreciate the blessings You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and to do the righteous works that please You. Let my children be righteous as well. I have repented to You; I am a submitter."

Exodus 59:10 Those who became believers after them say, "Our Lord, forgive us and our brethren who preceded us to the faith, and keep our hearts from harboring any hatred towards those who believed. Our Lord, You are Compassionate, Most Merciful."

The Test 60:4-5 A good example has been set for you by Abraham and those with him. They said to their people, "We disown you and the idols that you worship besides God. We denounce you, and you will see nothing from us except animosity and hatred until you believe in God ALONE." However, a mistake was committed by Abraham when he said to his father, "I will pray for your forgiveness, but I possess no power to protect you from God." "Our Lord, we trust in You, and submit to You; to You is the final destiny." "Our Lord, let us not be oppressed by those who disbelieved, and forgive us. You are the Almighty, Most Wise."

Prohabition 66:8 O you who believe, you shall repent to God a firm repentance. Your Lord will then remit your sins and admit you into gardens with flowing streams. On that day, God will not disappoint the prophet and those who believed with him. Their light will radiate in front of them and to their right. They will say, "Our Lord, perfect our light for us, and forgive us; You are Omnipotent."

Noah 71:28 My Lord, forgive me and my parents, and anyone who enters my home as a believer, and all the believing men and women. But do not give the disbelievers anything but annihilation.

Absoluteness 112:1-4 Proclaim, "He is the One and only God. The Absolute God. Never did He beget. Nor was He begotten. None equals Him."

Daybreak 113:1-5 I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak. From the evils among His creations. From the evils of darkness as it falls. From the evils of the troublemakers. From the evils of the envious when they envy.

People 114:1-6 I seek refuge in the Lord of the people. The King of the people. The god of the people. From the evils of sneaky whisperers. Who whisper into the chests of the people. Be they of the jinns, or the people.

Thanks to for permission to use Rashid Kalifa's translation of the Quran.

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