Doa selamat are prayers and supplications asking for protection, safety, and well-being in this world and the hereafter. These prayers derive from Islamic teachings and are an important part of a Muslim’s spiritual practice. This comprehensive guide explores the significance of doa selamat, compiling a list of 26 of the most popular prayers with Arabic, Latin phonetics, and English translations.
What are Doa Selamat and Why are They Important?
Doa Selamat literally means “prayers for safety”. These prayers ask Allah SWT for protection, safety, and well-being in all matters related to this worldly life and the eternal afterlife.
Some key points about doa selamat:
Derived from Islamic teachings, primarily the Quran and Hadith
Recited in Arabic, along with Latin phonetic translations and meanings in local languages
Asks for safety and wellbeing in matters both big and small
Provides reassurance and comfort during times of difficulty and uncertainty
Connects Muslims to Allah SWT and strengthens faith
Part of daily spiritual practice for many Muslims
For Muslims, regularly reciting doa selamat serves many beneficial purposes:
Asking for Allah’s protection and mercy
Finding peace and reassurance during challenging times
Safeguarding health and well-being for oneself and family
Praying for success in worldly matters like travels, exams, jobs
Hope for a peaceful and blessed afterlife (akhirat)
Strengthening faith and relationship with Allah SWT
Finding calmness and clarity during anxious moments
In the words of Prophet Muhammad SAW: “Supplication (du’a) is worship.” (Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 9, Number 1474)
Below we explore a collection of the most popular doa selamat to add to your daily spiritual practice.
26 Popular Doa Selamat
Here are 26 of the most well-known doa selamat. Each features the original Arabic, Latin transliteration, and English translation.
Doa Selamat 1 – Doa Perlindungan Diri dan Keluarga
O Allah, Lord of the seven heavens and Lord of the Magnificent Throne. Lord of ours and Lord of everything. Splitter of grains and seeds, Revealer of Taurat, Injil, and Furqan. I seek Your refuge from the evil of everyone You control by the forelock.
Doa Selamat 4 – Doa Mohon Keselamatan Dunia Akhirat
Allahumma innii as-alukal ‘afwa wal ‘aafiyah fid dunyaa wal aakhiroh. Allahumma innii as-alukal ‘afwa wal ‘aafiyah fii diinii wa dun-yaya wa ahlii wa maalii. Allahummas-tur ‘awrootii wa aamin row’aatii. Allahummahfazh-nii mim bayni yadayya wa min kholfii wa ‘an yamiinii wa ‘an syimaalii wa min fauqii wa a’udzu bi’azhomatik an ughtala min tahtii.
O Allah, I ask You for pardon and well-being in this world and the Hereafter. O Allah, I ask You for pardon and well-being in my religion, my worldly affairs, my family and my wealth. O Allah, conceal my flaws and calm my fears. O Allah, protect me from before me and behind me, from my right and my left, and from above me. And I seek refuge in Your greatness from being struck down from beneath me.
Robbi awzi’nii an ashkuro ni’mataka llatii an’amta ‘alayya wa ‘alaa waalidayya wa an a’mala shalihan tardhohu wa adkhilnii birohmatika fii ‘ibaadikash sholihiin.
My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to do righteousness of which You approve. And admit me by Your mercy into [the ranks of] Your righteous servants.
Allahumma innii as-alukal ‘aafiyah fid dun-yaa wal aakhiroh. Allahumma innii as-alukal ‘afwa wal ‘aafiyah fii diinii wa dun-yaya wa ahlii wa maalii. Allahum-mas-tur ‘awrootii wa aamin row’aatii. Allahummahfazh-nii mim bayni yadayya wa min kholfii wa ‘an yamiinii wa ‘an syimaalii wa min fauqii wa a’udzu bi’azhomatik an ughtala min tahtii.
O Allah, I ask You for well-being in this world and the Hereafter. O Allah, I ask You for pardon and well-being in my religion, my worldly affairs, my family, and my wealth. O Allah, conceal my flaws and calm my fears. O Allah, protect me from before me and behind me, from my right and my left, and from above me. And I seek refuge in Your greatness from being struck down from beneath me.
Doa Selamat 10 – Doa Mohon Dikaruniai Keturunan Saleh
Ash-bahnaa wa ash-bahal mulku lillah walhamdulillah, laa ilaha illallah wahdahu laa syarika lah, lahul mulku walahul hamdu wa huwa ‘ala kulli syai-in qadeer. Robbi as-aluka khoiro maa fii hadzal yaum wa khoiro maa ba’dahu, wa a’udzu bika min syarri maa fii hadzal yaum wa syarri maa ba’dahu. Robbi a’udzu bika minal kasali wa su-il kibar. Robbi a’udzu bika min ‘adzabin fin naari wa ‘adzabin fil qobri.
We have reached the morning and at this very time all sovereignty belongs to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. O Allah, I ask You for the good of this day, its triumphs and its victories, its light and its blessings and its guidance, and I take refuge in You from the evil of what is in this day and from the evil of what follows it. O Allah, I take refuge in You from lethargy and the worst of old age. O Allah, I take refuge in You from the torment of the Fire and the torment of the Grave.
Allahumma inni as’aluka min ‘azimil lutfika, wa karamika, wa an tahfazani bihifzika wa kanfika, wa an taj’ala min bayni yadayya wa min khalfi, wa ‘an yamini wa ‘an shimali, wa min fawqi hifzuka wa kanfaka
O Allah, I ask You for Your great benevolence and generosity, and that You protect me with Your protection and care. Make Your protection and care surround me from all directions and above me.
Doa Selamat 21 – Doa Keluar Kamar Mandi
I ask for Your forgiveness
Doa Selamat 22 – Doa Masuk Kamar Mandi
In the name of Allah
Doa Selamat 23 – Doa Ketika Merasa Gelisah
لا إله إلا الله العظيم الحليم، لا إله إلا الله رب العرش العظيم، لا إله إلا الله رب السماوات ورب الأرض ورب العرش الكريم
There is no deity except Allah, the Clement, the Tolerant. There is no deity except Allah, Lord of the Magnificent Throne. There is no deity except Allah, Lord of the heavens, the earth and the Honorable Throne.
Doa Selamat 24 – Doa Untuk Orang Tua
رَبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا
Robbi irhamhumaa kamaa rabbayaanee sagheeraa
My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small.
Our Lord, grant us good in this world and good in the Hereafter and save us from the punishment of the Fire.
Tips for Making Doa Selamat Part of Your Routine
Here are some tips to help make reciting doa selamat a consistent part of your daily life:
Choose 2-3 doa to memorize and recite daily, such as upon waking, before sleeping, leaving home, etc. Gradually add more.
Attach the doa to an existing habit, like saying Doa Selamat #12 after your morning alarm or Doa Selamat #7 before getting out of bed.
Recite doa slowly and mindfully, reflecting on the meaning. Don’t rush.
Use doa lists or cards to remember and learn new ones consistently. Keep them in places you’ll see.
Record yourself reciting the Arabic doa and listen to it when memorizing. Hearing it helps memorization.
Make doa with your children or family members, such as bedtime doa together.
Use apps like Muslim Pro or Doa Reminder to receive doa reminders throughout your day.
When faced with a difficulty, look through the list and find a relevant doa to recite. The Prophet (SAW) made doa for every matter.
Recite longer doa like Doa Selamat #3 or #20 to start your day or during quiet moments.
The Importance of Proper Intention (Niat) when Reciting Doa
One crucial aspect of doa is having the proper intention or niat. Our niat focuses on the purpose of the doa and purifies it from being just empty words.
Before reciting doa selamat or any prayer, take a moment to make your intention sincerely for Allah SWT. Understand the meaning of the particular doa and what you are asking for. Recite it slowly, reflectively, and with focus.
Having the right niat helps the doa come sincerely from the heart. It gives the doa strength, conviction, and focus.
Here are some examples of intentions when reciting different doa selamat:
When reciting Doa Selamat #4 for protection, intend to seek Allah’s safety from harm in this life and the next.
When reciting Doa Selamat #11 for sustenance, intend to ask for halal rizq and blessings from Allah SWT alone.
When saying Doa Selamat #19 for overcoming fear, intend to seek Allah’s protection from distress and hardship.
When making Doa Selamat #26 before a test, intend to ask Allah SWT for success in effort and righteous results.
Take the time to clarify your niat before making any doa. Allah knows best what is within our hearts. When our inner state matches the outward supplication, the doa is strengthened. Make your niat solely for the sake of Allah SWT.
Doa Selamat provides a way to connect with Allah SWT throughout our days and across all life’s circumstances. By regularly reciting these prayers from the Quran and hadith, we ask for Allah’s help, guidance, and blessings. With the right intention, they become a source of comfort, strength, and peace.
This collection covers 26 of the most popular doa selamat to incorporate into daily spiritual practice. Pick a few to start with and gradually add more to make doa a consistent habit. Utter them mindfully and reflect on their meanings. Along with strengthening faith, and inshaAllah they will bring safety, protection, and well-being in this world and the next.