Children in Salah behind their teacher at the Citadel mosque of Salahuddin in Cairo, Eygpt:Courtesy http://www.flickr.com/photos/hope4happiness/3233804817/


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DO this and your children will pray on their own without quarrel or a reminder:

My Daughter was 12 years old and prayer was like heavy burden on her , So I told her to pray one day and I monitored her. She took the carpet  and threw it  on the ground. I asked her have you prayed – she said yes – Believe me, without feeling I slapped her face  – I know I made a mistake.    The situation has troubled me and I cried and I repent to God to forgive me   The slap, the talk , the reminders did not benefit with my child.

One day A friend told me told me story.  She went to one of her friends for a visit. Her friend was not that of a religious person, but when the Adhan prayer was called, her children rushed for prayers without reminders or quarrel.     I said to her how does your children pray on themselves without quarrel or a reminder? !!!!!  –   She said I have nothing to tell you, but before I got married I supplicate  this Dua and until today .

After she advised me the supplication Dua – I began to recite it in every Sujud in my  prayers before Tasleem and anytime I could

.     My Sisters and Brothers  since I began to recite the supplication Dua my daughter is now the first to prayer without reminders or quarrels .

She got up in Fajr prayers without any  alarms.  And all her brothers are now eager in praying without any difficulties.     Even my mother visited me once and went to sleep and I have to draw the attention to my daughter to wake us up.

I know You are now eager to know this Supplication Dua ..
The Supplication is in the Surae Ibrahim(14), ayah # 40 سُوۡرَةُ إبراهیم
And Supplication is …

رَبِّ ٱجعَلنِى مُقِيمَ ٱلصَّلَوةِ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِى رَبَّنَا وَتَقَبَّل دُعَآءِ (٤٠

14:40] O my Lord! make me one who establishes regular Prayer, and also (raise such) among my offspring  O our Lord! and accept Thou my Prayer.

“Rabbi-Ajal’ni muqeema salaati, wa min Dhurriyyati, rabbana wataqabbal duaa”

Start today, do not wait until you get married and until you have kids-“prevention is better then cure”


  1. why not the wife,
    Is there a way i can add wife in the phrase?
    make me, my wife and children steadfast in prayer.
    Forgive me, wife, children and parents on day of judgement.

    is it wrong? if not and its OK,
    Pls folks, let me know the arabic way of adding it

    Please reply to
    Bkk.sell (at) G mail (dot)


  2. Assala Mualikum. Can you please explain this duaa more clear. Can I recite every sujud even sunnat prayer, nafal prayer and fard prayer? let say in Juhur there is 4 rakat sunnat 4X2 total 8 sujud total. Should I recite eight times (in 8 sujud) after 3 times subhana rabbi al adha? please clear the method. Please get back to me . May Allah reward you and your family.


  3. i also was looking for a du’a for my 2 sons they seem to stop and start may allah have mercy on them thank you so much for your good thoughts and also your good deed may allah bless you i myself converted to islam el hamdulilair


    • Asalaam o alaikum Sister Tasleem,
      This article was written by a guest writer who quotes the dua from surah Ibrahim surah 14, ayah 40.
      Sujud is the plural for sajdah and you are closest to Allah in sajdah.
      If your 13 year old son does not like to make salah, have you examined what his life is outside salah? If his life outside salah has nothing to do with our Deen then it is unlikely that suddenly when you stand for salah that he would enjoy or want to do so.
      13 is kind of late to be shouting at for salah or anything, it is a delicate time when puberty is coming in and a boy is becoming a man.
      It is more important to show him the salah with love, perhaps be the person who enjoys the salah rather than one who carries it out as a duty only. When he sees how you look forward to salah and being with Allah, it will affect him.
      Before salah do something good for your son and after salah do something good for his so he associates salah time with love, caring and connection with Allah rather than a time for a shouting match.
      We all make dua for our children but perhaps we also need to make dua for ourself and see what we are like when seen from the eyes of our child.
      May Allah make it easy on you and your husband.


  4. Which dua did you read was it surah ibrahim or rabbi jalni and what do you mean by sujud in my prayers can you please explain to me in details I have a 13year old son he doesn’t like reading namaz at all he’s always getting shouted and in trouble of his dad for not reading the namaz properly. Please get back to me . May Allaha reward you and your family.


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