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First things first, many, many congratulations on your new pregnancy! You’re probably experiencing an array of emotions from nervousness to nausea to feeling thankful, and we don’t blame you – those pregnancy hormones are just going to get crazier. 

Jokes aside, you’ll want to go through this pregnancy the right way, and there’s no better way to start than to turn to Allah and say thank you. 

اَللّٰهُمَّ لَكَ الْـحَمْدُ وَ لَكَ الشُّكْرُ

“O Allah, all praise and gratitude is for you”

Whilst the resources on what surahs and duas to recite during pregnancy are varied, here is the main gist of what you can recite for the next 9 months. None of these are wajibat but there’s no harm in reciting a few surahs to reap those blessings for yourself and your child.

Just remember, you do not have to recite all, some, or any of these – this is just a list of recommendations that has been handed down by several generations of mums! 

Recommended Surahs and Duas to Recite During Pregnancy

  • Surah Yusuf (Surah 12) – for a beautiful child.
  • Surah Maryam (Surah 19) – to help ease labour. 
  • Surah Luqman (31) – to help aid with baby’s development of her organs, especially in the first trimester. 
  • Surah Inshiqaaq (84) – to ease labour. 
  • Surah Safaat (37)
  • Ayatul Kursi – for Allah’s protection 
  • 4 Quls [Surah Ikhlas (112), An-Nas (114), Falaq (113), and Kafiroon (109)] – for Allah’s protection.
  • One full Quran to be completed throughout the duration of your pregnancy
  • 99 Names of Allah

Do not feel overwhelmed looking at this list – there is no obligation at all to do these duas whilst pregnant. If you are unable to recite them yourself, it is perfectly fine to listen to them online and there are many transliterations available too.

What did you recite during your pregnancy? Let us know in the comment section below!

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