Islamic dua (prayer) for infertility & conceiving

This post is written for Muslim women seeking duas for infertility.

The Pregnancy Guide for Muslim Women

‘The Pregnancy Guide for Muslim Women’ by Ummu Muawiya was sent to me by someone who meant well but she sent it at the worst time for me (just after she had a child). However sweet her intention, it still felt like salt in a wound. For this reason for a long time I couldn’t face opening this book. However, after a year I opened it and discovered that there are two prayers for Muslim women trying to conceive. If this can help one of you out there, then it is worth it sharing.

The first prayer is using saffron and a taweez – I don’t know if using a taweez is halal, so I’ve decided to exclude it. The next prayer is..

Overcoming Infertility

البارِئُ, المُصَوِّر

Al-baari-ul-musowiru

“The Shaper & The Inventor”

The book recommends fasting for seven days and reciting the above names of Allah 21 times when you break your fast. (pg 164)

The author also recommends writing Ul-Musowiru on a piece of paper and keeping it with you (personally.. sounds similar to the taweez approach and again I’m not sure how halal that is).

Conceiving a child

Iqrasense

O my Lord! Leave me not single (childless), though You are the Best of the inheritors.”

Rabbi-laa-tehzhirni far-dow weh-anteh khairul-waaritheen

This is my favourite and the one most recommended across the net (from what I can see when Googling). Read after making salah. It’s from the Quran (Surah 21 (Al Ambiya) : Verses:89-90)

Read the explanation of the dua on islamqa.info.

I want to share this brilliant post on Islam and Inferility on Facebook by Imam Omar Suleiman. Maryam Lane also wrote a brilliant post but unfortunately it looks like the she has locked her blog but you could always request access from her. This post by her really put things into perspective for me: The definition of a Mother: dealing with Infertility, the Islamic perspective
I pray that InshaAllah this helps you.

I opened Pandora's box and infertility entered my life.

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42 comments on “Islamic dua (prayer) for infertility & conceiving
  1. Β. 'Ατακτη says:

    A prayer is a dialogue with God, regardless religion. I enjoyed the translation provided. xxx

  2. elaaisa says:

    I’m not religious but I am interested in it. Thanks for this post. I really enjoyed reading it.

  3. knalani says:

    Thanks for sharing! I’m Catholic and have prayed to St. Gerard a couple times (still waiting for his response! ;) ). I’ve been meaning to pray a novena, but it’s hard to remember to do it for nine days straight. I can’t imagine fasting for 7 days. Good for you!

  4. skfarouk says:

    glad you put this one down in the original arabic

  5. naf says:

    this dua is very powerful to conceive a child, i suggest all my sisters to read this and inshallah your wish for a baby will be fulfilled soon. ameen.

    • momo says:

      How many times should I read the dua of Zakariya a.s and when

      • momo says:

        Asalam o alekum
        Should I fast continuously seven days or can I also make it on alternate days?
        How many times should I recite surah zakirya

      • Walaikumassalam. The book doesnt say whether it needs to seven days in a row but in all honesty I think what matters most is your intention. Allah knows best. I personally also think reading the duas from your heart matters more than the number of times you read. I found that Aytul Kursi helped me a lot through my tough times too. Recite it whenever you want to speak to Allah.

  6. nooria says:

    hi friends,
    im tryg for second for past 3yrs but i do not able to concieve.pls pray for me remember me in ur prayers.

  7. zohreen says:

    thank u so much frm past so many days i ws searching dua for conceiving i would futher like to known dua for pregnancy

  8. fiaza says:

    salam sisters i have become very emotional and down i bin tryig to concieve sine two yrs but nu luck i have a problm wih my fallionpon tube its small and up tell me a dua plz

    • uzma says:

      Walaicumassalam faiza you read sureh mariyam daily and do lots of dua and ask for a saleh child from Allah. And do not lose hope . InshaAllah Allah sahanh tala will bless u with child.

  9. uzma says:

    InshaAllah I also remembr u in my duas. And do remembr me in ur duas.

  10. khatim jamal says:

    A.a Alhamdillah i was blessed with a baby gal after 8years of marriage and spent with her 6months then she passed away.am rily thankful to Allah n praying to him to bless me with many more kids.the dua is very powerful my sisters do read n Allah will answer our prayers.

  11. summayya m says:

    Aslmalkm,
    i have past 1 year of my married life, from last 8 moths i am trying to concive but it doesn’t happning, plz sugges me wazifa to getting soon pregnant.

  12. mrs.khan says:

    im trying to concive past 4 years but i fail i read this dua fo many time but still fail please pray for me plzzzzzzzzzzzz

  13. Mirvin says:

    Assalamu alaikum, i have been married since 2 yrs.i had 2 miscariage and we both were so vexed.pls pray for me & make dua 2 be blessed with saleh child.

  14. aaesha siddiqui says:

    i try to concieve from last four months but i fail plzzzz tell suggest me any dua and fast for conceiving and remenber me in your dua plz zzzzzzzzzz pray for me

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  16. Sharmin says:

    I was wondering where I can buy the book from ‘he Pregnancy Guide for Muslim Women’

    Jazaka

  17. Fathima says:

    I lost my two and half month pregnancy and I conceived after 9 years of my married life. Plzz pray for me to have a healthy pregnancy as soon as possible plzz pray for me.i am going through a very hard time thse days. Plzz pray.

    • I’m very sad to read this. I imagine it’s devastating. You’re in my prayers.

    • Fathima says:

      Thnx sister for feeling my pain and praying for me. Pls keep praying for me I am going through bad depression. I want to keep those fasting which u mentioned. One doubt.is that fasting should be kept continues or can be shuffled. Plz suggest me. And plzzzz pray.

      • Dear Fathima, I can’t comment on whether the fasts should be consecutive days or shuffled as they didn’t state this in the book. I can only give you my opinion (Allah forgive me if something is incorrect). We all have our own relationship with Allah (swt) and He knows us best. What matters most is your intention and what’s in your heart. If fasting consecutively is a struggle, then do the fasts as you can do them. The reason I say this is because I always feel that when we say X amount of duas/fasts will result in Allah doing X for us.. it feels like we are bartering with Him. We don’t know whether He will accept or whether He has something else written for us. I personally don’t think it should be that we barter with Allah. In my opinion (and I am no scholar) the time of fasting should be a time to ask for forgiveness, strength and for the dua to be accepted. To make dua from the heart and a time to cleanse any pain from our hearts. This journey is painful and sometimes it can feel like a punishment but I think there is so much that we can’t see or don’t know that He does. I really do pray InshaAllah that you are gifted with a healthy pregnancy soon.

      • Fathima says:

        Thank you for ur reply it helped me and encouraged me a lot. Thanks once again and remember me ur dua.

  18. urooj farhan says:

    Thnk u sis for advicing me dua for pregency. …
    I feel vry hopeless I m tryng to concive a bby frm lst 4 mntx :(

    • Usually they say scientifically it takes 12-18mths to conceive. 4 months is still very early so I wouldn’t lose hope. Otherwise you are adding extra stress to the situation which doesn’t help. Instead keep your iman and be patient. If after a year you are still struggling then see your doctor as they may be able to help or identify issues.

  19. lateefah says:

    Salam was feeling so depressed and came across this site!, I have being married for 16years and am yet to concieve, done everything halal to achieve this but haven’t met with Allah’s kunfayakun. Please remember me in your duas

    • Aamena says:

      Salaams sister. I understand how you feel
      I have been trying for the past 13 years also. We have left it in ALLAH’S hands now

  20. Ellie says:

    Sisters,

    I’ve gone through the post written by all of you who are yearning for a child for years! I myself have been trying for more than year for Allah (SWT) to bless me with a child and still waiting for His mercy & blessing. My heart goes out to all of you my sisters, as I read your post I realize some of you are going through much more pain than I am. I pray that Allah increase in patience and taqwa and accept your dua. Please do keep me in dua as well.

    May Allah make us among those who never lose hope, among those who are patient and thankful no matter what our situation is. May Allah make us among those believers who glorify Him, shows gratitude and ask for His forgiveness during our good times and bad times.

    Ameen.

    • Saima says:

      Assalam alikum sisters. In chapter Al-Baqarah (The Cow), verse 155 we also find:

      {Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere} (Quran 2:155)

      May Allah (swt) accept all our duas. Please keep me in your duas.

  21. Ishrat Rizwan says:

    Assalam alaikum… I have an ovarian cysts… Have you any dua to cure cyst…??? I m trying to conceive but cant conceive past 2yrs.. Plzzz help me.. Remember me in ur dua…

    • atiya says:

      Aslkm sister i have one daughter 10 yr old.i have a problm secondary infertility .i want sugetion from u.Dr sugst me to try IUI.is der any sin for treating this kind of treatmnt.plz pray for me n ans mè my question

      • Ellie says:

        Walaikum Assalam Sister,
        I looked into this and majority of scholars suggests that there are no sin in going through an IUI or IVF procedure as long no ‘donor sperm’ or ‘donor egg’ is used. Meaning that the “egg” and the “sperm” has to be derived from Husband and wife.

  22. where can i purchase this book please

  23. Firdous Ashtikar says:

    Another duah for conceiving is :
    Rabbi habli minas saliheen

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