Short Powerful Duas

1.Dua Jam'e (complete & concise) 
    This is a complete & concise dua to be repeatedly recited for any need:
اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ عَلٰی كُلِّ نِعْمَةٍ وَ اَسْتَغْفِرُالله مِنْ كُلِّ ذَنْبٍ وَ اَسْئَلُهُ مِنْ كُلِّ خَيْرٍ وَ أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ كُلِّ شَرٍّ
alhamdu lillahii ‘ala kulli ne'matin wa astaghfirullaha min kulli zambin,wa asaluhu min kulli khairin,wa a’udhu billahi min kulli sharrin
Praise be to Allah for all the blessings. Oh Allah, Forgive all our sins, give us all that is good and keep us away from all that is bad

2.Small but Complete Dua:
اَللَّهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْأَلُكَ الْأَمْنَ وَالْإِيْمَانَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَة
allahumma inni asaluka wal amna wal eemaana fid-dunya wal aakhera
O Allah I ask of You peace & faith in this world and in the hereafter

3. Dua ne'mul badal
Lady Umme Salma was widowed in Madina and in difficulty when she requested the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم for a Dua. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم asked her to recite the following Dua: (As a consequence of reciting this dua, she became the wife of the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم, when she had no hope of earning respect and a decent living.)
اِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلِيْهِ راجِعُون، اَللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِى فَرَجاً وَ مَخْرَجًا وَ الرْزُقْنِىْ خَيْرَ مِنْ حَيْثُ اَحْتَسِبُ وَ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا اَحْتَسِبُ بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’oon, allahummaj’alni farajan wa makhrajan war zuqni khaira min haithu ahtasibu wa min haithu la ahtasib , bi haqqi Muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
We are from Allah & will return to Him. Oh Allah, let my affairs be free from care & make them profitable & give me means of livelihood from my share & from where I have no expectation. For the sake of Muhammad and the Progeny of Muhammad

4.Three short duas from Imam Taqi al Jawad علیه السلام  
Reference: Du`a Nos. 3, 15 and 5 respectively from As-Saheefatul Jawaadiyyah (A Collection of Du`aas from the ninth Imam Muhammad b. `Ali al-Jawaad علیه السلام)
i.    When Invoking the Tawheed of Allah (swt) every morning and evening:
اللهُ اللهُ رَبِّي اَلرَّحْمَنُ الرَّحِيمُ لَا اُشْرِكُ بِهِ شَيْءً
 Allaahu, Allaahu, Rabbi Ar-Rahmanur-Raheemu, Laa ushriku bihi shay'aa
Allah, Allah, my Lord, the Most Gracious [and] the Most Merciful I do not associate anything with Him

ii   When asking relief from every anxiety and grief:
يَا مَنْ يَّكْفِىْ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَلَا يَكْفِى مِنْهُ شَيْءٌ اِكْفِنِي مَآ أَهَمَّنِي مِمَّا اَنَا فِيْهِ
Yaa may-yakfee min kulli shayin walaa yakfee minhu shayun ikfinee maa ahammanee mimaa anaa feehi
O He who is sufficient from all things but nothing is sufficient from Him. Be sufficient for me in what worries me in the state I am

iii    When thanking Allah for creating us and dignifying us (over other creatures):
َلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي خَلَقَنَا مِنْ نُورِهِ بِيَدِهِ وَاسْتَفَانَا مِنْ(م) بَرِيَّتِهِ وَجَعَلَنَا اُمَنَاهُ عَلٰى خَلْقِهِ وَ وَحْيِهِ
alhamdu lillaahil-ladhee khalaqanaa min-noorihee biyadihi wastafaanaa mim bariyyatihi waja`lanaa umanaahu `alaa khalqihee wa-wahyihi
Praise be to Allah who created us from His Light with His hand and dignified us over His creatures, and made us trustees of His creation and His revelation.

5. Four simple effective quranic duas
- From Imam Jafar Sadiq علیه السلام

Imam Jafar Sadiq (as)had expressed surprise why Momins DO NOT use the 4 simple effective duas available to them when they’re in need
However, there are some preconditions for the dua to be accepted but conditions include: ·       Taqwa - Fear of Allah (swt)
·       Efforts and Perseverance. Efforts like that of Hajra who ran between the mountains of Safa and Marwah with patience and perseverance in not giving up and continuing to run for seven rounds.
·       Conviction and belief that the dua will work and not an attitude of 'what can one line do'.
This will inshallah result in rewards beyond imagination, like the well of zam zam although what Hajira asked for was only a cupful!
i.    To Overcome Fear of Authority/Ruler:
وَأُفَوِّضُ أَمْرِي إِلَى اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَصِيرٌ بِالْعِبَادِ
Wa ufawwidhu amree ilallaah inallaaha baseerun bil ‘ibad
So you shall remember what I say to you, and I entrust my affair to Allah, Surely Allah sees the servants. [Sura Ghafir, Vers
ii.    For Rizq (Sustenance):
مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ ۚ
Mashallahu la quwwata illa billah
It is as Allah has pleased, there is no power save in Allah [Sura Kahf, Verse 39]
iii    For Sorrows/Sufferings:
لَّا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا أَنتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ
Laa ilaaha ilaa anta subhanaka innee kuntu minadhaalimeen
There is no god but Thou, glory be to Thee; surely I am of those who make themselves to suffer loss.21:87
iv.    Other Issues/Needs:
حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ
Hasbunallahu wa n’emal wakeel
Allah is sufficient for us and most excellent is the Protector.3:173

6. Three short duas from Imam ar Ridha(as) Reference: Du'as No. 16,19 and 47 from As-Saheefat ar-Radhwaiyyah

i.    For seeking well-being and thanking for it He said that once `Ali b. al-Husayn علیه السلام saw a person doing tawaaf of al-Ka`bah and saying: O God I ask from You the patience (as-Sabr). The Imam علیه السلام striked his shoulder and said: you have asked for affliction (balaa'), [Instead] say:
اَللَّهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْأَلُكَ الْعَافِيَةِ وَالشُّكْرَ الْعَافِيَةِ
allahumma innee as-alukal ‘aafiyati washukr-al’aafiyati
O Allah I ask from You well-being, and to be grateful for the well-being. 
ii.    For seeking richness From Imam ar-Ridha (as) on the authority of his forefathers who said that the Prophet (saws) said: He who says every day 100 times [the following] will attract richness through it and drive away poverty:
لَا اِلَهَ اِلَّا اللهُ الْمَلِكُ الْحَقُّ الْمُبِينُ
la ilaaha illallah-ul malik-ul haqq-ul mubeenu
There is no god, except Allah, the Ruler, the Real, the Manifest
iii.    Cure from all sorts of pain Khalid b. al-`Absee has narrated that: `Ali b. Moosaa(as) taught me the following instructing me to teach fellow believers for it works with all sort of pains and aches:
اُعِيْذُ نَفْسِيْ بِرَبِّ الْاَرْضِ وَرَبِّ السَّمَاءِ اُعِيْذُ نَفْسِيْ بِالَّذِيْ لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ دَاءٌ اُعِيْذُ نَفْسِيْ بِالَّذِيْ اسْمُهُ بَرَكَةٌ وَشِفَاءٌ.
U`idhoo nafsee birabbil-ardhi wa rabbis-samaa' U`idhoo nafsee billadhee laa yadhurru ma`a-smihi daa' U`idhoo nafsee billadhee-smuhu barakatun washifaa'
I seek protection for my soul in the Lord of the earth and the Lord of the heavens I seek protection for my soul in the One in whose name no sickness can hurt I seek protection for my soul in the One whose name is Blessed and a Cure.  

7. RIZQ Dua(sufficient sustenance)
Once the Prophet's (sas) daughter Fatima Zehra (sa)asked the Prophet(saws) for a helper. The Prophet (saws)advised her to recite the following Tasbih which is now known as Tasbih e Zehra. This Tasbih is usually recited after each prayer. However, it also has great value for solving the problems of Rizq, Sustenance, Business, Job etc. The person should recite the tasbih with the niyyat (intention) of seeking rizq (sustenance); before leaving the house (sitting in the car for going to work), before commencing business or before starting work at office.
34 x Allah o Akbar, 33 x Alhumdolillah and 33 x Subhanallah

8. Salwaat on Sayeda Fatema Zahra (sa) Recite 580 times for very serious problems.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى فَاطِمَةَ وَاِبَيهَا وَبَعْلِهَا وَبَنِيهَا وَسِرِّ الْمُسْتَوْدِعِ فِيهَا بِعَدَدِ مَا أَحَاطَ بِهِ عِلْمُكَ
allahumma salli ‘alaa Fatimata wa abeeha wa b’alihaa wa baneehaa wa sirr-il mustawdi’i feeha bi ‘adadi maa ahata bihi ‘ilmuk
O Allah send blessings on Fatima and her father, her husband and her sons, and by the secret installed in her, which only is in Your knowledge

9. Verse from Sura Yasin for concealing anything from enemy
At the time of Hijrat (emigration), the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم recited the following verses from Sura Yasin, and as a result the enemies that wanted to kill him could not see him even when he escaped from in front of their eyes from Mecca.
إِنَّا جَعَلْنَا فِي أَعْنَاقِهِمْ أَغْلَالًا فَهِيَ إِلَى الْأَذْقَانِ فَهُم مُّقْمَحُونَ
Inna Ja'alna fee a'naqihim aghlaa lan fa hiya ilal adhqaani fahum muqmahoon
Verily we have put on their necks iron collars reaching upto their chins so that their heads are raised up. [Sura Yasin, Verse 8]
وَجَعَلْنَا مِن بَيْنِ أَيْدِيهِمْ سَدًّا وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِمْ سَدًّا فَأَغْشَيْنَاهُمْ فَهُمْ لَا يُبْصِرُونَ
Wa ja ‘alna mim bayne Aide him saddawn min khal fe him saddan fa aghshayna hum fa hum la yubseroon 
And we have put a barrier before them & a barrier behind them, and We have covered them up, so that they cannot see [Sura Yasin, Verse 9]

10. Two quranic ayats to be recited after the fajr prayer,
for relief from an apparently hopeless situation (especially financial)  Background: The story of kings precious pearl broken erroneously into 2 pieces by the servant, who recited this dua ( taught by Imam Ali(as) )for fear of punishment and was subsequently asked by King to make 2 pieces himself.! Dua can be used in the difficult economic situation, which may sometimes be self-inflicted.
وَمَن يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُ مَخْرَجًا
Wa Mai Yattaqi Allāha Yaj`al Lahu Makhrajāan
and whoever is careful of (his duty to) Allah, He will make for him an outlet, Allah indeed has appointed a measure for everything. [Sura Talaq, Verses 2, 3]
وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ ۚ وَمَن يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَالِغُ أَمْرِهِ ۚ قَدْ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدْرًا
 Wa Yarzuqhu Min Ĥaythu Lā Yaĥtasib Wa Mai Yatawakkal `Alá Allāhi Fahuwa Ĥasbuh 'Inna Allāha Bālighu 'Amrihi Qad Ja`ala Allāhu Likulli Shay'in Qadrāa
 and give him sustenance from whence he thinks not; and whoever trusts in Allah, He is sufficient for him; surely Allah attains His purpose; Allah indeed has appointed a measure for everything. [Sura Talaq, Verses 2, 3]

11. Dua ya man yaqbalul yasīra 
A young man was on his deathbed when the Holy Prophet (as) came, sat near him, and told him to recite two Kalimas (Shahadatain). But the youth could not speak. The Holy Prophet (as) enquired if his mother was present? A woman sitting near his head said, “Yes, I am his mother.” The Holy Prophet (sas) asked, “ Are your displeased with him ?” ‘Yes, O Prophet, we have not spoken to each other since the last six years.’ The Holy Prophet (sas) asked this woman to forgive her son. Thus at the Prophet’s instance she forgave his mistakes and was reconciled. At once the young man was able to recite the Kalima al-Shahadat. The Holy Prophet(sas) asked him, “What do you see, at this moment.”  “O Prophet of Allah a dark and smelly man has got hold of me and is not leaving me.” The Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم told him to recite the following Dua:
يَا مَنْ يَقْبَلُ الْيَسِيرَ وَ يَعْفو عَنِ الْكَثِيرَ، اِقْبَلْ مِنِّي الْيَسِيرَ وَ اعْفُ عَنِّى الْكَثِير، إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيم
Ya man Yaqbalul yasīra wa y’afo ‘Anil Kathīra Iqbal minnil Yasīra Wa ‘Āfo ‘Annil Kathīr innaka antal gahfoorror Rahim
O He who accepts little & forgives much, accept the little from me and forgive the high number of sins as you are the best of Forgivers and Merciful

12. Two SHORT DUAS to be recited daily from BY LADY KHADIJA(sa)
It is mentioned that even if the following are recited once daily, God becomes the caretaker of his affairs. Sayyed Ibn Tawus, in his book Mehaj-ud-Dawaat, has narrated these two duas that are so comprehensive that they encompass solutions to all of our problems:
بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ اَسْتَغِيْثُ فَاَغِثْنِى وَلَا تَكِلْنِي إِلٰى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ وَأَصْلِحْ لِى شَاْنِى كُلَّه
Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyoomu birahmatika astagheetho, fa-aghithni wa laa Takilni ila nafsee Tarfata Aynin abadan, wa as-lih Lee Shani kullahu
Do not leave me for even for the smallest time of blinking of the eye
بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ يَا اللهُ يَا حَافِظُ يَا حَفِيظُ يَا رَقِيبُ
Ya Allaho Ya Haafizo Ya Hafizo Ya Raqeebo
O Allah O Protector

13. In "Tuhfatu Ridawiyah"
he said: Allamah Taqi, Sayyid Mirza Hasan bn Sayyid Mirza Ali Agha Shirazi told me of the following supplication, he mentioned that it was from the proof (may Allah hasten his relief) and some pious scholars has also narrated it. He said: you recite it after every day compulsory prayers and at any other time, it suffices you in your important requests and makes you reach your goal.
يا مَنْ إِذا تَضايَقَتِ الْاُمُورُ فَتَحَ لَها باباً لَمْ تَذْهَبْ إِلَيْهِ الْأَوْهامُ ، صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ ، وَافْتَحْ لِاُمُورِي الْمُتَضايِقَةِ باباً لَمْ يَذْهَبْ إِلَيْهِ وَهْمٌ يا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمينَ .
O' He when the affairs has become difficult He opens ways we didn't imagine, so send Your blessing on Muhammad and on the family of Muhammad, open ways out of my difficulties that I didn't imagine, O' the Most Merciful of the merciful.
At Tuh’fatur Razawiyyah: 114
14. Seeking Wellness
اللهم إني أَسْأَلُكَ العَفْوَ والعَافِيَةَ والمُعَافَاةَ في الدُنْيا والآخِرَةْ .
Allhumma Inni Asaloka Al Afwa wal Afiyata walmuafata fiddunya wal akhira
O Allah I ask you for Wellbeig in this word and the next

These words are reported to have been said by our master, Imam `Ali ibn Abi-Talib (`a) in the form of whispered prayer (munajat):
إِلٰهِي كَفَىٰ بِيَ عِزّاً انْ اكُونَ لَكَ عَبْداً
ilahi kafa biya `izzan an akuna laka `abdan
O my God, to be a servant of You is the ultimate of my honor

وَكَفَىٰ بِيَ فَخْراً انْ تَكُونَ لِيَ رَبّاً
wa kafa biya fakhran an takuna li rabban
and Your being my Lord is the ultimate of my pride.

انْتَ كَمَا احِبُّ فَٱجْعَلْنِي كَمَا تُحِبُّ
anta kama uhibbu faj`alni kama tuhibbu
As You are as exactly as I love, please make me as exactly as You love

16.Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir (as) says that one who recites the following words will certainly get his prayers answered:source Ain Al Hayat
يَا أسْمَعَ السَّامِعِينَ، وَيَا أبْصَرَ النّاظِرِينَ، وَيَا أسْرَعَ الحَاسِبِينَ، وَيَا أرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ، وَيَا أحْكَمَ الحَاكِمِينَ.
Ya asma as saame eena wa ya absaran naazereena wa ya asraul haasebeena ya arham ar raahemeena wa ya ahkamul haakemeena

17.For help in conveying your point in Speech / Meeting, Recite
‎ك ه ي ع ص
‎ح م ع س ق
‎قَالَ رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي ﴿٢٥﴾ وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي ﴿٢٦﴾ وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي ﴿٢٧﴾ يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي ﴿٢٨﴾