Posted by: Dawud Israel | October 23, 2011

Duas for Release of the Unjustly Imprisoned

The following are duas and awrad for release from imprisonment. In times such as ours where Muslims are being persecuted such a recourse is essential and long overdue. Some people may wonder about these prayers, but one can find examples in the Seerah of Sahabas using their own ijtihad in this regard and finding success (Abu Saeed al-Khudri reciting Fatiha in successfully healing someone and the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him approving this and asking him who told him about this). That is where these prayers are derived from and they have their basis, word-for-word, in the Qur’an. Some may argue about this or be suspicious but prayer is prayer and Allah is the All-Hearing.


“Ya Latif” 1,666 times a day. Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi has prescribed this and it was successful in releasing a brother from prison.

Yusuf said, “Inna rabbi latiffya bi ma yasha.”
“My Lord is Latif whoever he pleases.”
If any prisoner recites this then he will be set free

The following are prescribed by Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanwi

2) Recite Surah Fatiha 111 times and blow on handcuffs

3) Recite the following ayat excessively

Wama lakum la tuqatiloona fee sabeeli Allahi waalmustadAAafeena mina alrrijali waalnnisa-i waalwildani allatheena yaqooloona rabbana akhrijna min hathihi alqaryati alththalimi ahluha waijAAal lana min ladunka waliyyan waijAAal lanamin ladunka naseeran

And what is wrong with you that you fight not in the Cause of Allâh, and for those weak, ill treated and oppressed among men, women, and children, whose cry is: “Our Lord! Rescue us from this town whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from You one who will protect, and raise for us from You one who will help.”

4) Recite excessively and used as a taweez

Surah Yusuf 12:99-100

Falamma dakhaloo AAala yoosufa awa ilayhi abawayhi waqala odkhuloo misra in shaa Allahu amineena
And when they entered upon Joseph, he took his parents to himself and said, “Enter Egypt, Allah willing, safe [and secure].”

WarafaAAa abawayhi AAala alAAarshi wakharroo lahu sujjadan waqala ya abati hatha ta/weelu ru/yaya min qablu qad jaAAalaha rabbee haqqan waqad ahsana bee ith akhrajanee mina alssijni wajaa bikum mina albadwi min baAAdi an nazagha alshshaytanu baynee wabayna ikhwatee inna rabbee lateefun lima yashao innahu huwa alAAaleemu alhakeemu

And he raised his parents upon the throne, and they bowed to him in prostration. And he said, “O my father, this is the explanation of my vision of before. My Lord has made it reality. And He was certainly good to me when He took me out of prison and brought you [here] from bedouin life after Satan had induced [estrangement] between me and my brothers. Indeed, my Lord is Subtle in what He wills. Indeed, it is He who is the Knowing, the Wise.

And with Allah is tawfiq.

Subhana kallahumma wa bihamdika ash-haduana la illaha illa ant astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk, ameen.


  1. amazing! thank you so much for gathering these together. jazakum Allah.

  2. can you read for protection from enemies and for blessing

  3. Do u have anu duas to stop someone from going to jail. I love that person alot and cant bear to see him go to jail. Pls pray that he wont go to jail.

  4. Send me all the dua’ss

  5. Am suffering alot ma brothers and sisters

  6. Al lateef dua help my brother come out of prison.. thanks a lot.. for this dua..

    • Hi how often did you read the dua?

    • Ambreen, how often did you read this dua?

  7. I want my uncle out of prison pls help me and he has a trial inshallah he comes out I haven’t seen him for ages inshallah

  8. Alhamdullilah, may bless you for putting this piece together.

  9. Thank you I had never related the dream of Yosuof became true even his father Bowed.

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