Surah Al Mumtahanah Dua: Forgive Us, Our Lord

Surah Al Mumtahanah Dua: Forgive Us, Our Lord

The Surah Al Mumtahanah dua is a dua that holds a lot of meaning.

It was made by Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him), at a time when he and his sahaba (companions) said this to their people:

“Indeed, we are disassociated from you and from whatever you worship other than Allah. We have denied you, and there has appeared between us and you animosity and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone” Qur’an 60:4

This is followed by a dua that Ibrahim (peace be upon him) made to Allah.

Keep reading to learn more about the Surah Al Mumtahanah dua and its relevance to us. You can learn the Arabic Surah Al Mumtahanah dua below.

Surah Al Mumtahanah Dua

 .رَبَّنَا لَا تَجْعَلْنَا فِتْنَةً لِّلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ وَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا رَبَّنَآ ۖ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ

Rabbana laa taj’alnaa fitnatal lillazeena kafaroo waghfir lanaa rabbanaa innaka antal azeezul hakeem.

Our Lord, make us not [objects of] torment for the disbelievers and forgive us, our Lord. Indeed, it is You who is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.”

Our Lord, make us not [objects of] torment for the disbelievers and forgive us, our Lord. Indeed, it is You who is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.” Qur’an 60:5

Make Us Not Objects Of Torment For The Disbelievers

Surah al Mumtahanah
We need this du’a more than ever today

We sometimes tell ourselves, “I may not have the best behaviour.”

“I lack good character.”

“I’m a little dishonest sometimes.”

“…and that’s okay, because only God can judge me.”

But do we ever consider how our own actions might affect disbelievers? Our course of action can cause disbelievers to want to remain disbelievers.

Disbelievers can be turned-off Islam just from the actions of a few Muslims. The behaviour of Muslims is automatically assumed to be Islam itself. Not the teachings of the Qur’an or some book of ahadith somewhere.

They want to know, “What does Islam do in life? How is it affecting the world?”

You don’t need me to tell you that, to a lot of people, Islam doesn’t look good.


Fitnah is something that keeps you from guidance. It turns you off and becomes a difficult trial for you. It becomes an obstacle in the path of truth.

This is where the importance of the first part of the Surah Al Mumtahanah dua comes in.

Our Lord, make us not [objects of] torment for the disbelievers Qur’an 60:5

Islam is something that the whole world needs, but today, the world says, “Why would I need Islam? Why would anybody want anything to do with Islam?”

The Shari’ah is being misused and manipulated to commit injustice.

The irresponsibility of a few can destroy the work of da’wah. This is why its so important to live up to the teachings of our deen (religion).

Grant Us Victory

When disbelievers attack Islam and take control, they feel that they’re right and Islam is wrong.

Through the Surah Al Mumtahanah dua, we can ask Allah to grant Muslims victory against the disbelievers. We’re essentially saying, “oh Allah, don’t allow the disbelievers to rejoice by my defeat.”

Forgive Us, Our Lord

The next part of the Surah Al Mumtahanah dua is asking for Allah’s forgiveness.

and forgive us, our Lord. Qur’an 60:5

Turn to Allah and lay your trust in Allah. Rely upon Allah to grant Muslims victory over the disbelievers. But don’t be pleased when you see other people suffer loss.

At one moment, Allah can show us His mercy. The next, we can be brought down the same way that the disbelievers can be brought down. Then the disbelievers can be shown Allah’s mercy.

What will you do at that time?

This is why its important that we ask for forgiveness from Allah while asking for victory.

The Exalted In Might, The Wise

When Allah’s forgiveness is being spoken about, its usually followed by, “Allah is the Forgiving, the Merciful.”

However, the Surah Al Mumtahanah dua finishes with this:

Indeed, it is You who is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.” Qur’an 60:5

Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) is aware that Allah can bring him down in an instant if He wants to. But he wants Allah to forgive him.

He calls Allah by His beautiful name, Al-Aziz (The Exalted), in order to recognise Allah’s high status. Through His mercy, he can forgive when He is able to punish.

Ibrahim also calls Allah by his beautiful name, Al-Hakim. He is aware that Allah knows what to do with whom and when to do it, in a just manner.

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