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Khattab
02-28-2005, 04:49 PM
I heard that it is Bid'ah or not right to read Du'a after praying and that it should be before it. They say there is no Hadith that says the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) did so. Is it true?




Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

Supplicating Du'a following the prayers is proved and even likeable in general. This is the opinion of the majority of Muslim scholars. It is not an innovation as supposed by some people.
Imam al-Bukhari entitled a chapter in his book by this: "Invocation after the prayer". Under this title he mentioned the Hadith that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) used to say at the end of every prayer after the Taslim:
('None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, Alone, without partner, to Him belongs all sovereignty and praise and He is over all things omnipotent. O Allah, none can prevent what You have willed to bestow and none can bestow what You have willed to prevent, and no wealth or majesty can benefit anyone, as from You is all wealth and majesty').
Imam Ibn Hajar wrote explaining the above Hadith that what is claimed by some people that making Du'a after the prayers is not permissible at all is incorrect. He also mentioned many Ahadith that prove that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) ordered some of the companions to supplicate Du'a following the prayers. For example, he taught Muadh to invoke Allah after prayers with these words: ('O Allah, help me remember You, to thank You, and to worship You in the best of manners').
Another Hadith reported from Imam Muslim reads that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) used to say after ending his prayer "
('O Allah, set right for me my religion which is the safeguard of my affairs. And set right for me the affairs of my world wherein is my living. And set right for me my Hereafter on which depends my after-life. And make the life for me (a source) of abundance for every good and make my death a source of comfort for me protecting me against every evil').
Those who do not allow invocations just after the prayers believe that doing so is not permissible before uttering the established invocations that are proved from the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam). However, they permit making Du'a for the one who starts first with the supplications that are normally invoked after prayers.
It is apparent from the given details that making Du'a following the prayers is permissible. Thus, no one should be condemned, i.e. the one who supplicates nor the one who leaves it. This matter is flexible and falls under the general ruling of making Du'a. For more details, one may refer to Fath-al-Bari, vol: 11, Page, 137-138.
Know that if this Du'a is made in a specific form such as an Imam makes Du'a and others say 'Ameen' and this is practiced continuously then it becomes innovation.
Allah knows best.

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This happens all the time after Jummah?

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أحمد
07-07-2005, 01:51 PM
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:D Maa-Shaa-Allah . . . :applaud: A great article on Du'a; and lots of good advice to those who believe . . . :thumbs_up Jazak-Allah . . . :thumbs_up

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NooralHaya
07-24-2005, 03:44 PM
I Can Only Make Dua
Babar Ahmad


"Verily, they used to hasten to do good deeds, and they used to make dua to Us with hope and fear, and they used to humble themselves before Us." (Quran 21:90)

Since my arrival in prison I have received dozens, if not hundreds, of letters that revolve around a central theme: the inability (or unwillingness) to do anything except make dua. They say, ‘I am helpless to do anything else except dua,’ and ‘There is nothing we can do except dua,’ and ‘We can’t do anything so we are making dua for you,’ etc. However, upon close examination of these statements and those making them, we can find some contradictions.

To begin with, dua (supplication) is one of the most excellent forms of worship, one of the deeds most beloved to Allah, one of the best gifts that a Muslim can give to another and one of the most formidable weapons in the armoury of a believer. That said, the number of instances mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah where dua is mentioned alone, without any accompanying action, are very few. Rather, the norm in the Quran and the life of the Messenger (SAWS) and his Companions and the Pious Predecessors is dua accompanied by action.

For example, at the Battle of Uhud, the Prophet (SAWS) and the believers did not just sit in Madinah and make dua. Rather, they went out to face the army of their enemy and then made dua before, during and after the battle. After establishing authority in Madinah, the Prophet (SAWS) did not just make dua for the spreading of the Message. Rather, he sent out emissaries, propagators and scholars to call the masses to the Message, but made dua before, during and after his efforts. There are numerous other examples in the Quran and Sunnah.

In the above verse, Allah the Exalted mentions actions WITH dua: He does not mention dua alone, without actions. Dua is mentioned without action only in a few, emergency circumstances, where action was all but impossible.

For example, Yunus (AS) made dua alone in the belly of the whale because there was nothing else practical that he could do in his situation. When Musa (AS) had delivered his people from Firoun, only to be sandwiched between the sea and Firoun’s army, he made dua alone because he had exhausted all of his efforts. Likewise, after the Prophet (SAWS) had called the people of Taif to Islam, and been mocked and beaten by them until his sandals were flowing with blood; he made dua to Allah, having exhausted his efforts. In the hadith of the three men trapped by a rock in a cave, each one in turn made dua alone to Allah because there was practically no action that they could undertake.

Therefore, if we examine our own personal lives, we will find a contradiction between dua and action for our own selves and for the causes of other Muslims. When it comes to earning money, how many of us sit in our houses and make dua? When it comes to buying clothes and possessions, how many of us remain at home and make dua? When it comes to beautifying our homes, how many of us sit and make dua without making any practical effort? Yet when it comes to doing things for others, for other Muslims, for Muslim captives, we feel that it is justified to sit at home and make dua without any action or effort.

Since my imprisonment began in August 2004, every member of my family has been working day and night, sacrificing, campaigning, telephoning, meeting, writing, speaking, networking and travelling- may Allah reward them. And they have been making dua excessively and plentifully-may Allah answer their duas. Even the babies and children have played their bit by sacrificing their nurseries and comforts to accompany their parents in the cold and rain to a protest or demonstration. And then there is my father, may Allah preserve him, who is probably the last person on the planet that I would imagine giving a speech on civil liberties at a protest outside Downing Street. But why is my father, my family, close relatives and a few close friends, going to all this effort? Why don’t they just sit at home and make dua? Because this time it is personal. This time their own flesh and blood is imprisoned, not some Chinese man sitting in Guantanamo Bay. Therefore, they cannot afford to sit and make dua without acting.

So now we enjoy our own lives: money in the bank, children happy, stable job, house, family etc. Then we ‘do our bit’ for the Muslim captives by making dua for them and then we continue with our comfortable lives. But what if tomorrow it was our turn? What if our own door was kicked in tomorrow, our own husband, brother, son or father brutalised by armed thugs, then imprisoned to face extradition and a death behind bars in one of the worst countries of the world in their hatred of Islam and Muslims? Would things be different then? Would we still feel as ‘helpless’ as we did for that Chinese man sitting in Guantanamo Bay? Would we still make our few minutes of dua sitting in our homes then continue with life as normal? Or would all hell break loose in our family system? Or would we telephone, write, collect, organise, meet, travel, campaign etc.? Let’s be honest - our selfish nature and dead hearts would most likely mean that this time we will act. And make dua.

So next time you think that you have ‘done your bit’ by making dua, ask yourself honestly if your situation really is like Yunus (AS) in the whale, or Musa (AS) in front of the sea. If anyone would have an excuse only to make dua, it would have been us captives. But even we do more than make dua alone whilst in prison. Those of us that can write, write. Those of us that can draw, draw. And even if we cannot write or draw for the benefit of the people outside, we at least build bridges across to the hearts of violent murderers, evil criminals and fearsome gangsters so that when they leave prison, at least they will have a positive opinion of Muslims and they will think twice before attacking Muslims with their evil.

Dua accompanies action. So when we plan a conference, for instance, we make dua prior to the event to help in planning, we make dua during the even and we make dua after the even so that its outcome is beneficial and Allah accepts our efforts. This is the meaning and the role of dua in a difficult situation. So next time Shaytan whispers to us, "I can only make dua," let us consult our hearts and our consciences and we will find that it is only an excuse. A feeble one.
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Rabi'ya
07-31-2005, 03:55 PM
Assalamualaikum sister

this article certainly reminds us that duaa is important but it is also inportant to follow it up with action.Even if it is the smallest action Allah knows our intention and for this inshaAllah we will get reward.

Jazak allah for the article

Wsalaam

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Junna
07-31-2005, 05:11 PM
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masha allah sis. Jazakallah for posting that article sis. :D :applaud:

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mary
07-31-2005, 07:29 PM
Dua accompanies action. So when we plan a conference, for instance, we make dua prior to the event to help in planning, we make dua during the even and we make dua after the even so that its outcome is beneficial and Allah accepts our efforts. This is the meaning and the role of dua in a difficult situation. So next time Shaytan whispers to us, "I can only make dua," let us consult our hearts and our consciences and we will find that it is only an excuse. A feeble one.
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u know wht its very true i hear alot that we can only pray for him or her but when it comes to speaking out and trying to contribute and help another person, not all but many of our ummah back out. Unless we become active in our persuit we will never witness improvement. I can understand his point really well and its a very good post to read thanks... :)
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Zuko
08-23-2005, 03:15 AM
Strengthening Our Du'a
by Ml. Khalid Dhorat




Immersed as we are in this materialistic world, many of us forget that material causes do not produce the desired effects independently of the Will of Allah. We forget to achieve total reliance on Allah and we often neglect to implement the moral causes for achieving our goals. One such moral cause that has become forgotten today is Du’a, the humble supplication of a believer to Allah. Even when it is remembered, it is not performed in the correct way and comes out weak. We can strengthen our Du’a by fulfilling the conditions for its acceptance and observing the manners of its performance.

Many virtues of Du’a have been mentioned in the Qur’an and the Sunnah:
  1. “And when My servants ask you concerning Me, (tell them) I am indeed near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls” (Qur’an 21:187).
  2. “And your Lord said, invoke Me and I will respond to your invocation” (Qur’an 40:60).
  3. “Invoke your Lord with humility and in secrecy” (Qur’an 7:55).
  4. “So invoke Allah making your worship pure for Him” (Qur’an 40:14)
  5. Nu’man bin Bashir relates that Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Du’a is Ibadah (worship)” [Tirmidhi].
  6. Abu Hurairah’s narration of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam): “Anyone who does not invoke Allah, will cause Allah to be angry with him.” (Ahmad)



Acceptance of Du‘a

For one’s Du’a to be accepted, one must:
  1. Direct it solely to Allah; “Invoke Him only, making your religion sincere to Him” (Qur’an 7:29). Also, the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said in a hadith narrated by Ibn Abbas, radhiallahu anhu; “If you ask, ask Allah and if you seek help, seek help from Allah.” (Ahmad, Tirmithi)
  2. Perform the Du’a in conformity with the Shari’ah: The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Whoever innovates in this matter of ours, something which is not part of it, it will be rejected.” If a person is sincere but is not following the Sunnah, his worship is rejected. Similarly, if a person is following the Sunnah but his work is not sincerely done for the sake of Allah, his worship is still rejected.
  3. Trust in Allah and certainty of reply: One must be certain that Allah does whatever He wishes, whenever He wishes. Allah tells us in the Qur’an: “And there is nothing, but with Us are the stores thereof. And We do not send it down except with a known measure” (Qur’an 15:21). In a Hadith Qudsi narrated by Abu Dharr, Allah revealed through the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), “O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to rise up in one place and make a request from Me, and were I to give everyone what they requested, that would not decrease what I have anymore than a needle decreases the sea if put into it” (Muslim)
  4. Presence of the heart: Always make sure that your heart is mindful when you are supplicating because Allah does not answer a Du’a from an inattentive heart. Abu Hurairah narrated that Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Invoke Allah while you are certain to be answered and know that Allah does not answer a Du’a from a heart which is inattentive and unmindful” (Tirmidhi).
  5. Determination and perseverance: It is a requirement when supplicating, to appeal to Allah with determination. We must not make any exceptions by saying “O Allah forgive me if You wish”. Abu Hurairah narrated that Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “None of you should say ‘O Allah forgive me if You wish,’ ‘O Allah Be Merciful to me if You Wish’; but he must appeal to Allah with determination, for nobody can force Allah to do something against His Will.” (Tirmidhi).



Rejection

Reasons that may cause our Du’a to be rejected include the following:
  1. Haraam: Haraam eating, drinking and clothing are all strictly prohibited and are major reasons for the rejection of Du’a. The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Allah the Almighty is good and accepts only that which is good. Allah has commanded the faithful to do that which He commanded the Messengers. He (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) then mentioned the case of a man who, having journeyed far, is dishevelled and dusty and who spreads out his hands to the sky saying: “O Lord, O Lord” while his food is unlawful, his drink is unlawful, his clothing is unlawful and he is nourished unlawfully, so how can he be answered? (Muslim). Abu Bakr said that he heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) saying ‘Every body which is nourished with that which is unlawful, will be first in the fire’
  2. Hastiness and abandonment: One must be patient for ones Du’a to be accepted, as hastiness is one of the causes for its rejection or disapproval. Abu Hurairah narrated that Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “The invocation of any one of you is granted (by Allah) as long as he does not show impatience by saying ‘I have invoked Allah but my request has not been answered’” (Bukhari). In another narration by Abu Hurairah, the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “A servant is granted his request as long as he does not invoke Allah for a sin, or to break kinship ties, and he does not make haste.”
  3. Committing sins: Allah said, “Verily, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves” (Qur’an 13:11). That is to say, if a people’s condition is good, Allah will maintain it as long as they are grateful and do not disobey Him. Similarly, if the condition of a people is bad, Allah will maintain it for them as long as they remain ungrateful and insist on disobeying him.
  4. Abandonment of obligatory deeds: Just as doing good deeds is a reason for the acceptance of Du’a, similarly, abandoning good deeds is a reason for the rejection of Du’a. Hudaifah, radhiallahu anhu, narrated that the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “By Him, in whose hand is my soul, you should enjoin good and forbid evil or else it is likely that Allah will send a punishment upon you and then you will invoke Him and you will not be answered” (Tirmithi). So, for example, how could those who have constantly neglected and abandoned Fajr prayers in the Masjid expect that their Du’a will be answered?
  5. Insha Allah: Some people, when supplicating, have a habit of saying “May Allah forgive you Insha Allah,” “May Allah help you Insha Allah.” The use of the word Insha Allah must me avoided in Du’a.
  6. Asking for a sin, or to break the bondage of kinship: The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Any Muslim who supplicates to Allah in a Du’a which contains no sin or breaking of kinship, Allah will give him one of three things: either his Du’a will be immediately answered or, it will be saved for him in the hereafter, or it will turn away an equivalent amount of evil (from him)”. The companions said “...so we will ask for more.” He replied, “Allah is more (generous).” [Ahmad]




Etiquette of Du‘a

The correct manner of invoking Allah is:
  1. Hamd and Salawat: To begin with exalting Allah and sending blessings upon the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Abdullah bin Mas’ood narrated, “I was praying while the Prophet, Abu Bakr and Omar were together. After I sat (in the last Tashahhud), I began with praising Allah then I said blessings upon the Prophet and then I prayed for myself. The Prophet, said, “Ask (and) you will be given. Ask (and) you will be given.” (Tirmithi)
  2. Du’a at times of trouble and of pleasure: One must not make it a habit to remember Allah only at the time of trouble but he must constantly remember Allah in all circumstances. Abu Hurairah narrated that the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “(Anyone who is pleased) that Allah responds to him at the time of trouble and distress, (should) increase Du’a at the time of calmness.” (Tirmithi).
  3. Avoid Du’a against ones family, wealth and children: Jabir narrated a hadith about a man who cursed his animal. The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Who is this who cursed his animal?” The man replied, “It is me O Messenger of Allah.” The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Get down from it for a cursed one must not escort us. Do not pray against yourselves, do not pray against your children and do not pray against your wealth. It might coincide with a time when Allah answers what you asked for.” (Muslim)
  4. Lower ones voice: Invoke Allah in a low tone as it is closer to sincerity: “Invoke your Lord with humility and in secret. He does not like the aggressors” (Qur’an 37:55). And He also tells us: “And remember your Lord by your tongue and within yourself, humbly and with fear without loudness in words, in the morning and in the afternoon and be not of those who are neglectful.” (Qur’an 37:205).
  5. Perseverance: We must attend to our Du’a with perseverance, repetition and persistence. Ibn Rajab suggests that we invoke Allah with His names and attributes as this is among the greatest means of having our Du’a accepted.
  6. Repetition: It is preferable to repeat you Du’a three times as it is more likely to be answered. Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) cursed a few members of the Quraish thrice when they placed the abdominal contents of a camel on his back whilst in sajdah.
  7. Confession: Confess your sins with sincere regret for your mistakes although Allah is aware of all your actions. It is also worthwhile to acknowledge all of Allah’s mercy bestowed upon you. The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) taught his ummah the Sayyid-ul-Istighfar which acknowledges the favour of Allah upon oneself.
  8. Face the Qiblah: One of the good manners when making Du’a is to face the Qiblah however, this is not compulsory. Abdullah bin Zaid narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) came to this place of worship to pray Istisqaa for rain so he invoked Allah and prayed for rain. Then he faced the Qiblah and overturned his gown (Bukhari).
  9. Raise ones hands: It is a recommended practice to raise one’s hands in making Du’a as it was done by the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) at different occasions. Abu Musa al-Ash’ari narrated, “The Prophet invoked and raised his hands and I saw the whiteness of his armpits.” (Bukhari)
  10. Make wudhu: Although it is not compulsory, one is recommended to supplicate Allah while he is in a state of wudhu (ablution). When Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) invoked Allah on behalf of Abi ’Amir he first performed wudhu. (Muslim)
  11. Cry with the fear of Allah: Abdullah bin ’Umar narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) recited the verse in which Ibrahim alayhis-salaam is invoking Allah: “O my Lord, they [the idols] have indeed led astray many among mankind. But whoever follows me, he verily is of me. and whoever disobeys me, still you are indeed Most Forgiving, Most Merciful” (Ibrahim, 36). In another verse, Isa alayhis-salaam is invoking Allah: “If you punish them, they are Your slaves, and if You forgive them, verily You-only You are the Almighty, the All-wise” (Al-Ma’idah, 118). And Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam)then raised his hands and said, “Allahumma Ummati, Ummati (O Allah, my nation, my nation)’ and then he cried.
  12. Make Du’a for oneself before making Du’a for others: It is Sunnah in Du’a to start with yourself prior to mentioning others as was collected by Tirmidhi in the narration of Ubay bin Ka’ab that if someone was mentioned to the Prophet, he would invoke Allah for him but would begin with himself. However, it was also narrated of Allah’s Messenger that, on certain occasions, he would not begin with himself.
  13. Do not trangress in Du’a: When appealing to Allah in Du’a, we should not get into much detail by asking for the different rewards of Jannah. ‘Abdullah bin Mughaffal heard his son saying: “O Allah, I ask you for the white palace on the right of the Paradise if I were to enter it”. So he said, “Dear son, ask Allah for Paradise and seek refuge from the [Hell) fire for I have heard the Messenger of Allah saying, ‘there will come in this nation people who will transgress (or exceed) in ablution and Du’a.” (Abu Dawood).
  14. Make Du’a for ones parents: It is good to mention one’s Muslim parents (dead or alive) in invocation for the great favour they owe us, a favour which can never be compensated. Allah said, “And lower unto them the wing of submission and humility through mercy and say, ‘My Rab, bestow on them Your mercy as they did raise me when I was young” (Qur’an 17:24)
  15. Make Du’a for the believers: One is recommended to remember the Muslims and the Mu’mins around the globe in his invocation. Allah said “Ask forgiveness for your sin and also for the believing men and women” (Qur’an 47:19)
  16. Ask Allah alone: Instead of complaining to people when struck by calamity, one must make it a habit to ask Allah alone for refuge. However, there is no harm to mention your problem to people and share their opinion. In the hadith narrated by Ibn ’Abbas, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said to him while he was riding behind him on the same mount, “Be mindful of Allah and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, ask only Allah and if you seek help, seek help only from Allah. And know that if all the nations were to gather together to benefit you, they would benefit you only with something that Allah had already prescribed for you, and if they gather together to harm you, they would harm you only with something that Allah had already prescribed for you. The pens have been lifted and the pages are dry.” (Tirmidhi).
Source: http://www.beautifulislam.net/duas/s...hening_dua.htm
~Just wanted to add... That site is sooo nice...:thumbs_up
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mahdisoldier19
08-23-2005, 10:33 PM
Assalama Alakam brothers and sisters

Just out of curiousity, How do we make duas work and who do they work for? For instance if i make dua, how does it get accepted , like for instance do i have pray 5 times a day to make a certain dua work or what its kinda confussing because i read on some sites that if you say allahs name like ar khaliq at night an angel will be with you. Does that only work for imams and sheikhs, like how can i make it work for me? Do i have to do extra prayer or like what? :confused:
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Ra`eesah
08-23-2005, 10:45 PM
Assalamu'Alaykum

Inshallah u will find ur answer here -->

http://63.175.194.25/index.php?ln=en...&QR=9619&dgn=4
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mahdisoldier19
08-23-2005, 10:53 PM
Originally Posted by 3washey
Assalamu'Alaykum

Inshallah u will find ur answer here -->

http://63.175.194.25/index.php?ln=en...&QR=9619&dgn=4

Woa that just changed my whole perspective mashallah thank you so much
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Khayal
09-06-2005, 05:25 PM
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MashaAllah an axcellent post, :rose: jazak ALLAH khair.
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hasib
12-07-2005, 09:07 PM
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In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. We all bear witness there is no other deity worthy of worship but HIM, Lord and sustainer of the heavens and Earth. When He wishes a matter to be done, he says Be and it is. Whoever Allah guides can never be misguided and whoever is misguided there can be no other to guide him except Allah the Most Just.

Brothers and Sisters today we will talk about a topic which we often take for granted, not do enough of and often lose patience. It is of making dua to Allah to ask for forgiveness and for other things in this duniya and the akhira. I'm sure many of us think why it takes so long to get our dua answered or we doubt it was received by Allah etc.. this is normal for such things but we should have patience and have faith in Allah (SWT). Below are some of the things we can do and the times dua are best answered.

Q) What are the times, places and situations where du’aa’ is answered? And what is meant by the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) “Dabr al-salawaat al-maktoobah (following the prescribed prayers)”? Is the prayer of a father for his child answered, or is it a prayer against him that is answered? I hope you can explain all these matters.

A) Praise be to Allaah.

There are many times and places where du’aa’ is answered. There follows a summary thereof:

1 – Laylat al-Qadar. It was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah asked the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): “If I know what night is Laylat al-Qadar, what should I say during it?” He said: “Say: Allaahumma innaka ‘afuwwan tuhibb ul-‘afwa fa’fu ‘anni (O Allaah, You are forgiving and love forgiveness, so forgive me).”

2 – Du’aa’ in the depths of the night, the time before dawn, the time when Allaah descends to bestow His bounty upon His slaves, to meet their needs and to relieve their distress, when He says: “Who will call upon Me, that I may answer Him? Who will ask of Me, that I may give him? Who will seek My forgiveness, that I may forgive him?” narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1145.

3 – Following the prescribed prayers. According to the hadeeth of Abu Umaamah, it was said: “O Messenger of Allaah, which du’aa’ is heard?” He said: “In the last third of the night, and following the prescribed prayers.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 3499; classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.


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Notes: I composed this article however the Question and Answer and the link are from islamqa.com and not of my own doing.

I hope this has helped my brothers & sisters in Islam and just as a concluding remark i'd like to add that we should try to smile more often as this is a form of charity and it will add to our hasant :)

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Mawaddah
12-07-2005, 09:11 PM
Masha'allah good posting brother

Also some which were not mentioned there:

When a person is about to break his fast

And when it is raining

Between the Adhaan and the Iqaamah

I'm sorry that I cannot recall the exact daleel for these right now though :( I'm just writing from memory and insha'allah when I find the daleel again I will post. However these are authentic insha'allah

Wassalam
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*charisma*
12-07-2005, 09:14 PM
Assalamu Alaikum

Jazak allah khair!!

EXCELLENT article..

i have a question though, in a khutbah that i heard its was said that every Friday, Allah grants us 2 hours and opens the sky for ur daus and that they will be granted, but we do not know when those 2 hrs are so we should keep in dua...
is this true??

fi aman Allah
w'salaam
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Mawaddah
12-07-2005, 09:19 PM
Yes sister it's true, Some of the scholars say that the time starts when the Imaam gets on the minbar, Some of them say that it is just before sunset, however like you said, we are not sure so we should keep making du'a for the day hoping to catch the time when du'a is accepted.

Another thing which is not mentioned there, is that every friday during the evening, we should recite the last 10 ayat's of from surah al-kahfi. Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said that whosoever recites those verses every friday then they would be a protection for him from the Dajjal should their paths ever cross. We seek refuge in Allah from that

Wassalam
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*charisma*
12-07-2005, 09:27 PM
Assalamu Alaikum

whats a minbar sis??
and jazak Allah khair for ur quick reply :)

fi aman Allah
w'salaam
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Mawaddah
12-07-2005, 09:29 PM
wa'alaikum assalam

Wa iyyaki
Sis the minbar is the platform which the imam stands on to give the khutbah :)
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*charisma*
12-07-2005, 09:56 PM
Assalamu alaikum

Barak Allah feeki for ur reply
i thought thats what it was but i wasnt sure

fi aman Allah
w'salaam
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hasib
12-08-2005, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by AsilahRana
Also some which were not mentioned there
dear sister in islam, the full article has all the points, i didnt put it up cause it would be too big and some users might be turned off at the sight of the full thing. i did however put up the link to the page where its at :) and only mentioned a few points.

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hasib
12-08-2005, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by *charisma*
EXCELLENT article..
JazakAllah khair for the kind words :statisfie but plz read the full article by clicking on that link :brother:

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karim
12-08-2005, 01:30 AM
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it was a nice post :brother:

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*charisma*
12-08-2005, 09:29 PM
Assalamu Alaikum

Originally Posted by hasib
:sl:

JazakAllah khair for the kind words :statisfie but plz read the full article by clicking on that link :brother:

:w:
wa iyak...
and btw thanx for postin up the whole article...im gonna check it out right now..barak Allah feek

fi aman Allah
w'salaam
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Muhammad
12-11-2005, 06:34 PM
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Threads merged.

I thought it would be a good idea to have one thread discussing the issue of du'a, since we have quite a few different threads on the topic lurking around.

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