Dua for parents is a prayer that Muslims offer to seek blessings and forgiveness for their parents. In Islam, parents hold a significant place of honor and respect. As the Quran says, “Your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him and that you be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor.” (17:23).
Offering dua for parents is not only a way to seek Allah’s blessings and forgiveness for them, but it is also an act of obedience towards Allah. Islam teaches that offering prayers for the parents is a means of attaining Allah’s mercy and blessings.
Here is a dua for parents that you can recite:
“Rabbighfir li waliwalidayya warhamhuma kama rabbayani saghira.”
Translation: “O my Lord! Grant forgiveness to me and to my parents, and bestow Your mercy upon them just as they brought me up with kindness and affection in my childhood.”
Reciting this dua on a regular basis can bring immense blessings and forgiveness for your parents. It is recommended to recite this dua after every obligatory prayer. Furthermore, you can also recite this dua while performing other good deeds, such as giving charity or performing Hajj.