Dua taught by the Holy Prophet (as) to Imam Ali (as) If you intend that you retain all that you hear, then recite the following after every obligatory Salaat, for developing memory: Jpg
سُبْحانَ مَنْ لا يَعْتَدي عَلى أهْلِ مَمْلَكَتِهِ
subh'aana man laa ya-tadee aa'laa ahli mamlakatihee
glory be to him who does not treat the citizens of his kingdom unjustly and harshly,
سُبْحانَ مَنْ لا يَأخُذُ اَهْلَ الاَْرْضِ بأَلْوانِ الْعَذابِ
subh'aana man laa yaakhud'u ahlal arz'i bilwaanil a'd'aabi
glory be to him who does not let torment and pain come suddenly upon mankind,
سُبْحانَ الرَّؤوُفِ الرَّحيمِ
subh'aanar ra-oofir rah'eemi
glory be to the compassionate, the merciful.
اَللّـهُمَّ اْجَعلْ لي في قَلْبى نُوراً وَبَصَراً وَفَهْماً وَعِلْماً اِنَّكَ عَلى كُلِّ شَي قَديرٌ .
allaahummaj-a'l lee fee qalbee nooran wa bas'aran wa fahman wa i'lman innaka a'laa kulli shay-in qadeer
o Allah fill my heart and mind with true enlightenment, discerning intelligence, quick understanding and knowledge, Verily Thou art able to do all things.
Recite this Ayat 69:12 regularly
لِنَجْعَلَهَا لَكُمْ تَذْكِرَةً وَتَعِيَ هَا أُذُنٌ وَاعِيَة
Q 69:12 That We might make it for you a reminder and that receptive ears might remember it.
Recitation of Sūrat al-Aï¿½lā (chapter 87 of the Quran) is auspicious based on a number of phrases contained in verses number 1,3,6,9 and 19 (al-Shahīd al-Thānī, Desire of the Aspirant, p. 131, ICAS). Try to recite the sūra at least once every day
Ayatullah ï¿½Ali Qadhi al-Tabatabaï¿½i would advise one to recite Ayat al-Kursi [2:255-257] and Maï¿½udhatayn (Surat al-Falaq and Surat al-Nas) for strengthening oneï¿½s memory
Reciting regularly Salwaat on the holy prophet & his household is also a method to improve ones memory
Take 4 or 7 almonds and pray salwat then pray "Ya Zul Jallale wal Ikraam" 11times, again salwat then and blow ( breathe on the almonds with the breath of the Zikr as you recite it ) on the almonds and eat them first thing every morning, Inshallah it will help your memory
DUA'A 10 If one fails to remember an event or written text or spoken words, according to Imam Jafar bin Muhammad al Sadiq one should put the right hand on the forehad and recite:
innee as-aluka yaa mud'akkiral khayri wa faa-ilahoo wal aamira bihee an tus'alliya a'laa muh'ammadin wa aali muh'ammadin wa tud'akkiranee maa ansaaneehish shayt'aan
I beseech You, O He who reminds about doing good, does good and commands to do good. Send blessings on Muhammed and the family of Muhammed and let me remember what shaytan makes me forget.
DUA'A 12-Recite the following dua'a 7 times after obligatory salat to increase knowledge
RABBI ZIDNEE I'LMAA
DUA'A 13 -To learn the holy Quran by heart (or remember its important verses) recite the following dua'a by Imam Ali ibn abi Talib written in Sahifa Alawiyyah
allaahummar-h'amnee bitarkil ma-a'as'ee abdan maa abqaytanee far-h'amnee min takallufi maa laa yuneenee warzuqnee h'usnal manz'ari feemaa yurz'eeka a'nnee wal-zam qalbee h'ifz'a kitaabika kamaa a'llamtanee warzuqnee an atluwahoo a'lan nah'wil lad'ee yurz'eeka a'nnee allaahumma nawwir bas'aree wash-rah bihee s'adre wa farru bihee qalbee wa at'liq bihee lisaaanee was-ta-mil bihee badanee wa qawwinee a'laa d'aalika wa a-i'nnee a'layhi innahoo laa mu-e'ena a'layhi illaa anta laa ilaaha illaa anta
O Allah have mercy on me to be able to leave disobeying you till I am
alive. Show mercy on me by not imposing a troublesome and difficult
task on me. Make me do good deeds that please you. Make me learn your
book by heart, just like you have taught me. Give me the ability to
recite it in a manner that pleases you. O Allah (through the quran)
enlighten my wisdom, open the doors of understanding and liberate my
heart. Loosen my tongue, let my body be active and give me strength
for it. No one can help me save you. There is no god except you.
From Baqiyatus Salehat ( margins of Mafatih ) :- pdf
بِسمِ اللهِ الرَّحمنِ الرَّحيْمِ * اَللهُمَّ صِ ل عَ لَى مَُُمَّدٍ وَّآلِ مُُ مدٍ *
اَلَّلهُمَّ اَخْرِجْنَا مِنْ ظُلُمَاتِالْوَهْمِ، وَأكْرِمْنَا بِنُ وْرِ الْفَهْمِ.
اَلَّلهُمَّ افْ تَحْ عَلَيْ نَا أبْ وَابَ رَحمَْتِكَ،
وَانْشُرْ عَلَيْ نَا خَزآئِنَ عُلُوْمِكَ.بِرَحمَْتِكَ يََ أرْحَمِ الرَّاحِمِيَْ
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. O Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad
. O Allah: remove from us the darkness of doubt (and error) and favor us with the light of understanding. O Allah: open for us the doors of Your mercy and unfold for us the treasures of Your knowledge.
O Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad
It is reported in 'Makaarimul Akhlaq' from Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) and Imam Sadiq (a.s.) that one should write on a clean vessel with safron the Chapter of Al-Hamd, Ayatul Kursi, the Chapters of Qadr, Yasin, Waqiah, Hashr, Mulk, Ikhlas, Falaq and Nas and should then wash them with Zamzam water, rain water or clean water and add in the water about two grams of 'kandaroo', fifty grams of sugar and fifty grams of honey. At night it should be kept under open sky on iron.
At the end of the night one should recite two rakaats in each of which after the recitation of the Chapter of Al-Hamd, the chapter of Ikhlas be recited fifty times.
On completion of the salaat, one should drink the water which is good and tested
For making others understand your position /speech :-Recite Bismillah & then :
كاف | ها | يا | عين | صاد | حا | ميم | عين | سين | قاف
O my Lord! Expand my breast for me, (25) And make my affair easy to me, (26) And loose the knot from my tongue, (27) (That) they may understand my word;
قَالَ رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي ﴿٢٥﴾ وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي ﴿٢٦﴾ وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي ﴿٢٧﴾ يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي