DUA: Everything You Need To Know 

Last Updated on June 11, 2024

dua: everything you need to know

Dua is the most powerful tool for Muslims and I say this is a gift from Allah SWT that can change destiny. The Word “Duaa” means “to call out” to the One who created us all. It is the fastest direct line that anyone else cannot interfere with this connection.

There are many verses in which Allah Almighty has mentioned, Here are some of them:

1. Surah Qaf Ayat No 16

وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا ٱلْإِنسَـٰنَ وَنَعْلَمُ مَا تُوَسْوِسُ بِهِۦ نَفْسُهُۥ ۖ وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ ٱلْوَرِيدِ

Translation

We are closer to them than their jugular vein.

2. Surah Ghafir Ayat No 60

وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ٱدْعُونِىٓ أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِى سَيَدْخُلُونَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِينَ

Translation

Your Lord has proclaimed, “Call upon Me, I will respond to you. Surely those who are too proud to worship Me will enter Hell, fully humbled.”

3. Surah Baqarah Ayat No 184

وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِى عَنِّى فَإِنِّى قَرِيبٌ ۖ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ ٱلدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ ۖ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُوا۟ لِى وَلْيُؤْمِنُوا۟ بِى لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ

Translation

When My servants ask you ˹O Prophet˺ about Me: I am truly near. I respond to one’s prayer when they call upon Me. So let them respond ˹with obedience˺ to Me and believe in Me, perhaps they will be guided ˹to the Right Way˺.

According To The Hadith

Now we cover some hadith of prophet Muhammad PBUH from which you will understand the importance of duaa:

1. Tirmazi 3371

عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِکٍ رضی الله عنه أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ ﷺ قَالَ : اَلدُّعَائُ مُخُّ الْعِبَادَةِ۔

Translation

The supplication is the essence of worship.

2. Tirmazi 2139

لَا یَرُدُّ الْقَضَاءَ إِلَّا الدُّعَاءُ، وَلَا یَزِيْدُ فِي الْعُمْرِ إِلَّا الْبِرُّ

Translation

Nothing turns back the Decree except supplication, and nothing increases the life-span except righteousness.

3. Tirmazi 3370

لَيْسَ شَيئٌ أَکْرَمَ عَلَی اللهِ تَعَالَی مِنَ الدُّعَاءِ

Translation

There is nothing more honorable with Allah [Most High] than supplication.

Terms of Acceptance of Dua

As you know, the dua is very powerful tool that can change your life, but some terms of acceptance you should remember. There are four which are listed below:

  • Haram wealth should be completely avoided.
  • Pray with a pure heart and complete faith.
  • Your belief should be according to the Quran and Sunnah.
  • All Obligatory duties must be performed: 5 Times prayer etc.
  • Major sins should be avoided

Etiquette of Acceptance Dua

Before doing any good deed, we should follow the etiquette, which will increase the chance of Dua being accepted. Remember this is not obligatory but recommended:

  • The supplicant should be pure and ablution (wudu).
  • Start the Dua by praising Allah and saying blessings (Durood) on the Holy Prophet pbuh.
  • Let pray with the beautiful names of Allah.
  • Pray secretly.
  • It is better to pray with masnoon words Like Surah Al Fatiha, Durood, etc.
  • Should not pray for a sinful act.
  • Don’t be impatient.
  • Do not put a condition in the supplication that O Allah, if You will, then accept it. Rather, pray with complete faith.

The Time of Acceptance of Dua

When is your dua most likely to be accepted, We collect the hadith and Now we tell you the times according to the hadith:

  • In Prostration (sajdah).
  • A specific hour each night (tahajjud time).
  • At the time of Azan.
  • At the time Of Iqamat.
  • Between Azan and Iqamah.
  • Lilatul Qadar.
  • During the war.
  • During Rain.
  • A certain hour on Friday.
  • 9 Dhu al-Hijjah.
  • At the time of iftar.
  • The Time of Drinking Ab e Zam Zam.

Etc

Those whose Duas are accepted

This is the protocol of Allah’s blessing on His special servants, that their supplications are accepted:

  • Parents dua for their children.
  • The supplication of the oppressed
  • Traveler
  • Fasting person
  • A good ruler
  • Those who Do Zikr u Allah Frequently
  • Praying for someone in their absence
  • A person who pray (Dua) after the adhan
  • Haji
  • A person performing Umrah
  • Jihad in the way of Allah

Those whose Duas are not accepted

It is a matter of shame for those people that Allah does not accept the supplications of such people:

  • Misbeliever / polytheist
  • An insincere and negligent person
  • Whose sustenance is not halal
  • A person who does not perform the (obligatory) duties of Islam
  • dayouth (دَيُّوث)

Places where Duas are accepted

These are the places of peace in which Allah Accept his servant dua :

  • Inside the house of Allah
  • On Safa Marwah
  • Near jamra sughra o wasta
  • In Muzdalifah near the Forbidden Hill of Mushar
  • Mataf ( The place Of tawaf)
  • Between the place of Hajr e Aswad and the door of kaaba
  • Arafat Field
  • Masjid e Nabwi
  • Masjid e Aqsa

Conclusion

In conclusion, we hope you now understand that dua is a vital part of Islam. Through dua, anything is possible because Allah answers those who pray. This practice strengthens our faith and brings us closer to Allah.

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