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Dua (Supplication)

 1) And (Oh Beloved) when My servant ask you concerning Me.  Indeed, I am near.  I accept the prayer of the supplicant when he calls upon Me, so let them obey Me and believe in me, that they may be guided. [Surah al Baqarah 02, verse 186]


2) He Who responds to the distressed when they call on Him and removes the evil and makes you successors in the earth.  Is there any god along with Allah?  How little you pay heed! [Surah an Namal 27, verse 62]


3) Hazrat Numan bin Bashir narrated:  Allah’s Messenger (Peace & Blessings be Upon Him) said, “Dua is worship” and then the Prophet (Peace & Blessings be Upon Him) recited the following verse of the Quran:


And Your Lord has said, ´Call on Me and I will answer you. Those who are too proud to worship Me will enter Hell, disgraced. [Surah al Ghafir 40, verse 60]

[Abu Dawud, Tirmizhi, ibn Majah, Musnad Imam Ahmad bin Hambal, Imam Hakim]


4) Hazrat Abu Hurairah narrated: Allah’s Messenger (Peace & Blessings be Upon Him) said, “Nothing holds a higher status to Almighty Allah than the one who is supplicating”  [Tirmizhi, ibn Majah, Musnad Imam Ahmad bin Hambal, Imam Hakim]


5) Hazrat Anas bin Malik narrated: Allah’s Messenger (Peace & Blessings be Upon Him) said, “Dua is the heart of worship” [Tirmizhi]


6) Hazrat Ali narrated: Allah’s Messenger (Peace & Blessings be Upon Him) said, “Dua is a weapon for a momin, the pillar of deen and the light of the skies and earth.” [Imam Hakim]


The Etiquettes of Dua

1)      Have full and complete faith that Almighty Allah will accept your dua.  Not to have any doubts at all.

2)      Raise the hands up to make the dua to Almighty Allah.

3)      When making dua, first praise Almighty Allah, then recite durood and salaam upon the beloved Prophet (Peace & Blessings be Upon Him).

4)      Don’t just make dua by reciting, but make the dua come from the heart.

5)      Make dua by being humble and sincere, by shedding tears in the presence of Almighty Allah.

6)      Make dua by reciting the Glorious Names of Almighty Allah, eg Ya Allah, Ya Rabbana, Ya Ghaffar (The Ever Forgiving), Ya Rahim (The Most Merciful), Ya Karim (The Generous), Ya Rahman (The All Beneficient).

7)      End the dua by saying Ameen, praise Almighty Allah again and recite the durood and salaam upon the Prophet (Peace & Blessings be Upon Him).

8)      Be in state of wuzu, face the Qiblah direction, sit in position of salaah, pray 2 rakat nafil before the dua, not to look around but lower your gaze

9)      Give wasila of the Prophet’s and Auliyah (Friends of Allah) and your own good deeds when making dua.

10)   Ask directly from Almighty Allah and no one else!


Which people’s dua does Almighty Allah accept

 1)      During time of Iftari for the person fasting.  This can be obligatory or voluntary fasts.

2)      The leader who provides justice for his followers according to Islamic principles.

3)      The people who are oppressed.

4)      The traveler.

5)      Parents making dua for their children.

6)      The one traveling for Hajj and until they return.

7)      The one who struggles in the way of Almighty Allah.

8)      An ailing or ill person’s dua.

9)      One Muslim brother praying for another in their absence.


Time and Place for Acceptance of Dua

1)      Time of Azaan.

2)      Between Azaan and Ikaamat.

3)      When Imam begins to deliver the Friday sermon/khutbah.

4)      Making dua in sajdah.

5)      During early hours of the night eg sehri or tahajjat time.

6)      After the Farz (obligatory) salaah.

7)      After Asr salaah on the day of Jumha.

8)      The night and day of Jumha.

9)      When the hen makes the cuckoo noise!

10)   The month of Ramadan.

11)   On the night of Shab-e-Qadr in Ramadan (27th)

12)   On the nigjht of Shab-e-Baraat (15th Shabaan) – Night of Repentance.

13)   When one completes the whole recitation of the Quran.

14)   During the time of rain.

15)   Day of Arafaat in Hajj.

16)   Place of Muzallifah in Hajj.

17)   Whilst drinking the holy water Zam Zam.

Hazrat Hassan Basri (Allah be pleased with him) had written a letter to the people of Makkah notifying them of the 15 sacred places of acceptance of dua:

1)      During the tawaaf (circumambulation) of the Kaabah.

2)      At the place of Multazim.  This is between Hijr-e-Aswad (black stone) and the door of Kaabah.

3)      Mizab-e-Rehmat.  It is a water spout where the rain drops from the roof of the Kaabah onto the Hateem.

4)      Inside the Kaabah Sharif.

5)      At the place of Zam Zam well.

6)      Place of Safah.

7)      Place of Marwah.

8)      Between Safah and Marwah whilst doing the sahi.

9)      Behind the Makaam-e-Ibrahim.

10)   Place of Arafat.

11)   Place of Muzalifah.

12)   Place of Mina.

13)   , 14), 15) Whilst close to the 3 jamaraat.


Imam Mullah Ali Qari (Allah be pleased with him) states the following sacred places of acceptance of dua:

1)      Place of Rukne Yamani of the Kaabah Sharif.

2)      Hajre Aswat (Black stone) of the Kaabah Sharif.

3)      Ghare Saur (Cave Saur)

4)      Ghare Hira (Cave Hira)

5)      House of Hazrat Arkam.



Allamah Jizri (Allah be pleased with him) states the additional following two sacred places of acceptance of dua:


1)      At the Roza Mubarak of our Master Prophet Muhammad (Peace & Blessings be Upon Him).

2)      Each and every time you see the Kaabah Sharif.


Hazrat Ibrahim bin Adam  (Allah be pleased with him) states the Destruction caused by haraam (unlawful)

1)      You recognize Almighty Allah but do not follow His commands.

2)      You read the Quran but do not act upon it.

3)      You know that Shaytaan (Devil) is your enemy, yet you still follow him.

4)      You claim to love the Prophet (saw) but yet you have stopped following him.

5)      You claim to love Jannah but don’t do any good deeds.

6)      You claim you are afraid of Hell but do not stop committing sins.

7)      You know that death is a reality yet you do not prepare for it.

8)      You look at the bad deeds of others but yet do not reflect upon your own bad deeds.

9)      You eat from the blessings of Almighty Allah but do not thank Allah.

10)   You bury the dead bodies but do not learn from the important lesson of burial.


The above 10 are all signs of why dua is not accepted!!


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