Best Surah for Exams? Read These Before Your Tests

Quran is the key to everything in life. It’s what guides us to the right path and what helps us to keep going. 

Among the many benefits of reading the holy Quran is success in exams and life. Therefore, let’s see the best surah for success in exams.

What is the best surah to read for success in exams?

best surah for exams

Here are the best surahs to read to ask Allah for his help and guidance. And to pass your exams, tests, or even interviews.

1.     Surah taha.

The following verse is one of the famous verses to read before Exams. It is from surah Taha. It is the Dua made by the prophet Musa.

رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِنْ لِسَانِي يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي

“O Lord, put my heart at peace and ease my task, untie the knot from my tongue so that they may understand what I speak” [Taha, verses 25-28]

Another verse to read from surah Taha for success is:

رَّبِّ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا

“My Lord, Increase me in knowledge.” [Taha, verse 114]

Also read the following verse to ask Allah to help you succeed in exams:

“My Lord, indeed I am in need of whatever good You would send down to me”

رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَآ أَنزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ

2.     Surah Yaseen.

Our Prophet Muhammad said:

 “Without a doubt, everything shows at least a bit of kindness. And the core of the Quran is Yaseen Surah. I might want that it be in the core of each adherent of my ummah.”

This hadith shows the importance of reading surah Yaseen. Some of which are the heart of the Quran. And our prophet urges us to read it.

Surah Yaseen gives relief and peace of mind to anyone who reads it. You will gain many rewards from reading surah Yaseen.

So, from this hadith, we get the importance of this surah. And that it is the core of the Quran. It brings many rewards to us by just reading it.

According to narrators, our prophet said that reading surah Yaseen grants our wishes. Here is the hadith:

“Whoever pursues Surah Yaseen toward the start of the day, every one of his requirements for that day would be satisfied.”

Whenever we need Allah’s help we should turn to the Quran. Ask God to help us, and grant our wishes. There is no shame in showing God our weakness.

 No one can help us achieve our dreams and fulfill our wishes but Allah. And that’s what you should have faith in. 

Even if you think that what you’re wishing for is impossible. Allah will always be here for you and will grant you what you wish for.

That’s why surah Yaseen is one of the best surahs to read for success in exams. You can also learn about the best Surahs for marriage here.

3.     Surah Al Fatiha for success in exams.

When reciting this surah we ask Allah for his guidance. We ask him to show us the right path and help us to stay on the right track.

When reading surah Al-Fatiha we call Allah by his names Ar-Rahman and Ar-Raheem. Which reminds us how merciful Allah is. 

And those two names came right before the verse “Guide us to the straight path”. To show us that the best way to ask Allah for something is by calling his name.

Surah al Fatiha is like a link between the reciter and Allah. When reading the verse:

إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ ٥

“You ˹alone˺ we worship and You ˹alone˺ we ask for help.”

Allah will answer and say “this is between me and my servant. And for my servant what he asks for”.

Therefore, read this verse and ask Allah to help you succeed in the exams. And get good grades. This what makes surah Fatiha one of the best surahs for success in exams.

You can also learn about the best Surahs to ask Allah for help and guidance here.

Dua for Success in Exam.

There are many Duas that you can recite before, during and after the exam to ask Allah for his help. Here are some of those amazing Duas from the Quran and Sunnah:

1.      Among the best surahs for success in exams is surah Taha. And here is the verse that you should recite.

رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي

“O Sustainer of my Life! Open my heart and make my work easier for me, and untie the knot in my tongue so people can completely comprehend what I’m saying.” [Surah Taha]

2.      Before you start studying read the following dua to ask Allah for help:

اللَّهُمَّ اَكْرِمْنْيْ بِنُوْرِ الْفَهْمِ وَ خَرَّجَنِيْ مِنْ ظُلُمَاتِ الْوَهْمِ وَ افْتَحْ عَلَيْنَا اَبْوَابَ عِلْمَكَ، وَ انْشُرْ

عَلَيْنَا خُزَّانَ مَعْرِفَتِكَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ

اَللَّهُمَّ وَفِّقْنِيْ فِيْ الْمُطَالَعَةِ بِحَلِّ جَمِيْعِ مُشْكِلاَتِ الْمَسَآئلِ مِنَ الْكُتُبِ بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ

“Oh Allah, honor me with the light of understanding and save me from the darkness of doubt, and open the doors of your knowledge and the richness of your recognition to us, oh Merciful of Merciful ones. Please, Allah, provide me Tawfeeq to study and answer all of the difficult problems with books. By your charity, oh noblest of sympathetic ones.”

3.      When you finish studying and you are afraid of forgetting anything read the following Dua:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْتَوْدِعُكَ مَا قَرأتُ وَمَا حَفَظْتُ، فَرُضُهُ عَليّ عِنْدَ حَاجَتِي إِلَيهِ، إِنّكَ عَلى مَا تَشَاءُ قَدِيرُ وَأَنْتَ حَسْبِي وَنِعْمَ الوَكِيل

“Allah! I trusted you with all I’ve read and learned. Thank you, Allah! Return it to me after you’re done using it. Thank you, Allah! You may do as you choose; you are my helper, defender, and closest ally.”

4.      If you can’t focus during the Exam or studying recite the following:

صَلّىَ اللهُ عَلى مُحَمّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمّد. اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْألُكَ يَا مُذَكِرَ الخَيْرِ وَفَاعِلَهُ وَالآمِرَ بِهِ ذَكِرّنِي مَا اَنّسَانِهِ الشّيطَان

“Allah’s blessings be upon Muhammad and his descendants. I beseech you, O Allah, who mentions kindness, actualizes it, and demands it, to remind me of what the shaytan has made me forget.”

5.      Before you start the exam, or before studying read the following Dua:

اللَّهُمَّ لاَ سَهْلاً إِلّاَ مَا جَعَلّتَهٌ سَهْلاً وَأَنّتَ تَجّعَلَ الحَزَنَ إِذَا شِئتَ سَهْلاً

“Allah! Nothing is simple except what you have simplified. You can make the tough simple if you want.”

6.      To overcome worry and anxious during exams recite the following Dua:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحَزَنِ

وأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ العَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ

وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْجُبْنِ والْبُخْلِ

وأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ غَلَبَةِ الدَّيْنِ وقَهْرِ الرجال

“Allah!” I seek refuge in You from worry and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, debt and oppression by men.”

7.      The last dua to read to ask Allah to help you is:

رَّبِّ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا

“My Lord, Increase me in knowledge.”

You can also learn more about the Duas for exams here.

That’s it for today’s article. I hope you found it useful. And I wish you success in your exams and life. For more information or if you have any questions visit our website QuranOnline .com


  • Fatima yakubu
    Posted May 13, 2023 6:32 pm

    Through Allah everything is possible 🙏

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