About Moses AS:

وَلَمَّا وَرَدَ مَاءَ مَدْيَنَ وَجَدَ عَلَيْهِ أُمَّةً مِّنَ النَّاسِ يَسْقُونَ وَوَجَدَ مِن دُونِهِمُ امْرَأَتَيْنِ تَذُودَانِ ۖ قَالَ مَا خَطْبُكُمَا ۖ قَالَتَا لَا نَسْقِي حَتَّى يُصْدِرَ الرِّعَاءُ ۖ وَأَبُونَا شَيْخٌ كَبِيرٌ  ﴿٢٣﴾

And when he came to the well of Madyan, he found there a crowd of people watering [their flocks], and he found aside from them two women driving back [their flocks]. He said, “What is your circumstance?” They said, “We do not water until the shepherds dispatch [their flocks]; and our father is an old man.”

Following is THE DUA MOSES (AS) MADE: After this Dua, he was granted a job and He got married. (Please note that he made  this dua after performing a good deed of helping two women who had no help);


فَسَقَى لَهُمَا ثُمَّ تَوَلَّى إِلَى الظِّلِّ فَقَالَ رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَا أَنزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ  ﴿٢٤﴾

Surah Qasas 28:24

So he watered [their flocks] for them; then he went back to the shade and said, “My Lord, indeed I am, for whatever good You would send down to me, in need.”

After this dua made by Moses AS , got a job and also got married to a righteous woman.

Here are other translations:

24 فَسَقَىٰ لَهُمَا ثُمَّ تَوَلَّىٰ إِلَى الظِّلِّ فَقَالَ رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَا أَنزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ
Transliteration 24: Fasaqa lahuma thumma tawalla ila alththilli faqala rabbi innee lima anzalta ilayya min khayrin faqeerun
Yusuf Ali 24: So he watered (their flocks) for them; then he turned back to the shade, and said:”O my Lord! truly am I in (desperate) need of any good that Thou dost send me!”
Shakir 24: So he watered (their sheep) for them, then went back to the shade and said: My Lord! surely I stand in need of whatever good Thou mayest send down to me.
Pickthal 24: So he watered (their flock) for them. Then he turned aside into the shade, and said: My Lord! I am needy of whatever good Thou sendest down for me.
Mohsin Khan: 24: So he watered (their flocks) for them, then he turned back to shade, and said: “My Lord! truly, I am in need of whatever good that You bestow on me!”
French 24: Il abreuva [les bêtes] pour elles puis retourna à l’ombre et dit: ‹Seigneur, j’ai grand besoin du bien que tu feras descendre vers moi›.
Spanish 24: Y abrevó su rebaño. Luego, se retiró a la sombra. Y dijo: “¡Señor! Me hace mucha falta cualquier bien que quieras hacerme”.
Indonesian 24: Maka Musa memberi minum ternak itu untuk (menolong) keduanya, kemudian dia kembali ke tempat yang teduh lalu berdo’a: “Ya Tuhanku sesungguhnya aku sangat memerlukan sesuatu kebaikan yang Engkau turunkan kepadaku”.
Melayu 24: Maka Musa pun memberi minum kepada binatang-binatang ternak mereka, kemudian dia pergi ke tempat teduh lalu berdoa dengan berkata: Wahai Tuhanku, sesungguhnya aku sangat berhajat kepada sebarang rezeki pemberian yang Engkau berikan.
German 24: “”Da tränkte er (ihre Herde) für sie. Dann zog er sich in den Schatten zurück und sagte: “”Mein Herr, ich bedarf des Guten, was immer es (auch) sei, das Du auf mich herabsenden magst.””
Russian 24: Он напоил для них скотину, а затем вернулся в тень и сказал: «Господи! Воистину, я нуждаюсь в любом благе, которое Ты ниспошлешь мне».
Bosnian 24: I on im je napoji, a onda ode u hladovinu i reče: “Gospodaru moj, ma kakvu mi hranu dao, zaista mi je potrebna!”
Urdu 24: پھر ان کے جانوروں کو پانی پلا دیا پھر سایہ کی طرف ہٹ کر آیا کہ اے میرے رب تو میری طرف جو اچھی چیز اتارے میں اس کا محتاج ہوں

Courtesy student of Al Huda in Dawra Quran.

49 thoughts on “A DUA FOR A JOB AND OR MARRIAGE :) 28:24

  1. Salaam

    I really need all duas please do dua that I get a job, and to get a good rishta
    I have been jobless for a year and I’m feeling really down please keep me in your dua may all our jaiz duas be accepted. اللهم آمين

  2. Assalamu alaikum brothers and sisters in Islam. pls I am a PH.D student writing my thesis. I am on chapter 3 now. But whenever I set to start my writing I feel lazy reluctant and careless. I can spend many days without doing anything.and I have all the materials. I am disturbed. What is really happening? Pls help me with advice and prayers I can do to overcome the problem .

    • Walaikum Aslaaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu,
      You may want to see a competent physician in Neurology or Psychiatry to find out if your are depressed or why are you “shooting your self in the foot” i.e. being self destructive.
      I hope you will get professional help.
      Duas coming your way!

  3. Salam dear brothers and sisters,

    I was in the same position as all of you. Try this duah it worked for me and believe it will work

    Subhanalahi wa bihamdihi Subhanalahil wa bihamdihi azeem 107 times per day for a month you should inshallah get a job

  4. Asalamlekum
    I am in job search please remember me in u r dua from 7 years still i am not setteled in my life please remember me in u f dua.

  5. Assalamualaikum Sis !

    I am the same person who had communicated with you privately a long time ago (The first comment above!)

    Alhamdulilah I came across this page again now and I was pleasantly surprised by my comment. I have forgotten those times now. I started praying for a better half a long time ago. It took me nearly 4 years+ for my duas to be answered Alhamdulilah (I got married recently in June!). I have gone through ups and downs and sadness and depression yet I know I have made duas for something khair for me in this Duniya and Akhirah.. in my musallah, during Ramadan, in front of the Kabah, in Rawdah, in Tahajjud, during the times I travel… my dua has been that.. Alhamdulilah it took me a long time but when Allah answered my dua, he gave me the best, a best that I have not even dreamt of or expected for. I am forever grateful to my Rabb, the All -Knowing. Alhamdulilah.

    I say the same thing to all the people above who have commented.. make dua sincerely and continuously. Allah will answer your duas. Yaqoob AS made dua for 40 years for his sons and then Allah answered his prayers. Our 4 hours and 4 years is nothing compared to his 40 years ! Ask Allah, he is Al Mujeeb. He is Ar- Razzaq.

    It was from this post that I learnt the dua of Moses AS for the first time and I have always recited it henceforth.(..and now i make it for a favorable job!) Grateful to you for writing this post. It has helped me and I am sure it has helped others too !

    Jazaka Allah khair. May Allah bless you with goodness. May Allah increase you in Ilm and Iman and give you strength and love.


    • Subhanallah! Allah sends you Grace! Congratulations, may you have many happy years together! Ameen to your duas for me and others. Thank you so much for sharing, it means a lot!

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  7. Asalam Alaikum brothers n sisters
    its asister here,hav been unemployed for abt 3yrs,i hv tried all means but in vain wen i apply am not called for any interviews.sometimes i feel like giving up but the faith i have keeps me going! i nid your duas pliz!

  8. Salaam Bros & Sisters,

    For those looking for jobs- please recite surah Waqiyah once a day every day until you find a job. It took me a little over a month to find one but this is an amazing surah and whoever is having financial troubles should read it. Also, read ayat kareema as many times as you can every day-it will not only give you peace of mind, but will also solve a lot of your problems.

  9. am also in the same situation, its a year now. what is killing me is that am patients but it looks like the parents cant wait, every one thinks i have a problem(bewitched). a i cant face them now am so overwhelmed . thanks for the advice i will take it on

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  11. Assalamu Alaikum. I have been searching for jobs for a year now. I have 3 A Levels Alhamdulillah and been for many interviews all which give positive feedback. I sometimes feel angry about being unemployed and not being able to buy the things that I want. But all good and bad is from Allah. Duas never get wasted, Allah always accepts your Duas. Maybe as you search for jobs, Allah is preparing something even better for you. So Inshaallah maybe either I’ll get a job with excellent pay or a husband who’d take me straight to Jannah! It’s worth the wait! :)

    • Alhamdollillah sister you have a great islamic attitude, have thought of giving your service as a sadaqa to a muslim charity organization, maybe Allah will open a new avenue for you………perhaps and lots of ibadah followed by dua for this world as well as the Akhirah:)

  12. assalamu alaikum brothers and sisters,

    ya allah, please please please help me, please give me a good job, i m like helpless. im like unemployed. since 1 year i m searching job but i dnt get it. all my friends are working masha allah its good, but i dnt get my job till now because of that i feel ashame of myself even i dnt want to face them. even i cant face my parents, i feel ashame of my self. i feel my self as useless, my parent are doing lot for me but i cud nt do anyting for them. i want to make them happy. i want to help all. i wasted lots and lots of my parents money by searching job.wherever i m goin for interview where already the been filled by money, they r giving job to recommended person only. but i dnt get good job. myself my mom,dad,grandma all r frequently asking dua for me on seeing my situation but till nw allah dnt turn to me. why these happening? i have nt think this situation even in my dream. in every interview i reached upto final round, while waitng for my date of joining…unlukily..i dnt reciev it. i am like useless, im wasting my 370+ more days…will i get tat days again?..i felt lot…though i have good communication skills,good knowledge, creativity mind but i dnt get my job till nw…….why this s hapening……..i dnt think any bad for any one. im like useless…i feel bad of me…..i dnt want to face anything…..ya allah please i beg you please give good job which makes me happy. allah please help me…i depent on u, i believe u….ammen ya rabil aalameen……. bothers and sisters please make dua for me.

  13. Surah Qasas 28:24 transileration –
    fa saqaa lahumaa thum-ma tawal-laa ilaZ Zil-li faqaala rab-bi in-niy limaa anzalta ilay-ya min khayrin faqiyr

  14. Salamu Caleykum, I have been looking for a job for the last 8 months after i graduated i pray 5 times a day and i read dua please help me…i am really depressed and sad.

    • JazaikAllah hu Khairan brother Su’aad.
      Your Rizq is written, perhaps you are seeking it in the wrong place, look elsewhere! Also do volunteer work as a sadaqa and inshallah Allah will open your path. Do keep us posted with your news. My duas are with you.

  15. Assalam Walaikum bro,

    Can anyone write that dua in English please. I couldn’t read this dua because its font size is small. I am jobless from past one year after completing MCA. Please help me.

    Jazakalla khair…

    • Walaikum as salaam (and it is sister:) Please check surah 28 ayah 24. Use your free time for ebadah and cleansing your inside and ALlah will open doors for you inshallah!


    • ASA, May Allah Subhanawataala help you! You must also use all your halal means to find a halal job, inshallah you will get it.

  17. asalamulakum pepole i wnna share dat my life is ompletlelly going down , iam not getting jobs in london plus and my collage was also fake i got more 12 monthz visa , serious i wnna change ma life iam depressed, inshallah i request i need a dua so dat i an get my job and plus and studies so get in track, serious i wnna pray 5 times a day ,iam skipping friday namaz , i need help from allah almighty allah one and only one,

    • Walaikum Asalaam wa Rahmatullahi wa barakatahu!
      Have you considered the possibility that your Rizq has been transferred to another place, country, city or town?

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  20. I pray 5 times a day and i perform dua for everyone, but unfortunitaly i am jobless from last 5 years. Any person can help me in getting a job. I have a master degree in Accounts/ Finance and i have 6 years experience in this field.

    Kindly help me.


    • Asalaam o alaikum brother Muhammad,
      Please volunteer your expertise at an orphanage of a homeless shelter for muslims and inshallah Allah will help you as you help his people.

  21. aslkm
    my life is good on till my studies, everything i got which i want, i really thankful to allah and my goodness, after doing MBA in 2010, till now i wont get job and i attended many interview somehow i was rejected. i dont why i happento me…….. please help me i badly need job and wnat settle down in my life and also support my parents

    • Asalaam o alaikum Brother Nadeem,!
      D not get discourage but do work! ANy work! even if it volunteer, inshallah doors will open!

      Try non mainstream jobs, those not for MBAs. I know an MBA who worked as a secretary as there were no jobs, she is now a CEO in the same firm. Try different things, improve your resume, get references who can recommend you wholeheartedly and promptly!
      And of course continue to make dua! Inshallah this is your test from your Lord.
      Just remember you will not starve as long as you struggle. Your Rozee is written you have to go get it!
      My duas are for Allah Subhanawataala to accept you Jaez duas.
      Jazaik Allah hu Khairan!

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