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June 9, 2017 at 3:28 pm #2135
In The Name Of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful. May complete Peace, Blessings and Mercy of Allah be upon the Last Prophet of Islam, Prophet Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) forever forever. Many of us underestimate the power and tremendous virtues associated with Dua, the purpose of this short article is to reignite within each one of us the virtues and benefits of Dua. Dua in fact has been the sunnah of all Prophets (May peace and mercy of Allah SWT be upon them all) and all saints of Allah, this itself is sufficient to highlight the Power and blessings contained in a Dua. We should not underestimate the power of Dua as there is nothing more dear to Allah than turning to him sincerely in Dua as mentioned by our Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) that: “There is nothing dearer to Allah than Dua” (Tirmizi, Narrated by Abu Hurayrah), furthermore Ḥākim RA reports in a sound transmission, “Supplication is the weapon of the believer, the pillar of religion, and a light of the Heavens and the earth.”
Virtues of making Dua
1. Prophet (SA) said: “Supplication/dua is worship.” Then he (SA) recited the verse: “And your Lord says, ‘Call upon Me; I will respond to you.’ Indeed, those who disdain My worship will enter Hell contemptible.” (40:60)” [Jami’ At-Tirmidhi, Book 44, Number 3247, Narrated by An-Nu’man ibn Bashir (RA)]
2. Prophet (SA) said: “Nothing can avert the decree of Allah except supplication/dua, and nothing increases life except virtuous deeds.” (Tirmidhi, Narrated by Salman Al-Farisi)
3. Prophet (SA) said, “Any Muslim who makes a supplication/dua containing nothing which is sinful or which involves breaking ties of relationship will be given for it by Allah one of three things: He will give him swift answer, or store it up for him in the next world, or turn away from him an equivalent amount of evil.” (Tirmidhi, Narrated by AbuSa’id al-Khudri)
4. The Prophet (SA) said, “Precautions are of no avail against the decree of Allah, but the supplication benefits in the case of a calamity that strikes or is about to strike. And when a calamity descends the supplication intercepts it and holds it at bay until the Day of Resurrection.” (Al-Bazar, At-Tabrani, and Al-Hakim, Narrated by Aishah RA)
Virtues of making dua for others
1.Prophet (SA) said: “The swiftest supplication to be answered is the supplication of someone for another person who is not present.”[Imam Bukhari’s Al-Adab al-Mufrad]
2.Prophet (SA) said: “The supplication of a Muslim man for his absent brother is answered. At his head there is a guardian angel. Whenever he asks Allah to give his brother good, the angel says, ‘Amen, and may you have the same.” [Imam Bukhari’s Al-Adab al-Mufrad]
3.The Prophet (SA) said: “The dua of a Muslim for his brother (in Islam) in his absence is readily accepted. An angel is appointed to his side. Whenever he makes a beneficial dua for his brother the appointed angel says, ‘Aameen. And may you also be blessed with the same.’” [Sahih Muslim]
4.The Prophet[SA] said: “Whosoever seeks forgiveness for believing men and believing women, Allah will write for him a good deed for each believing man and believing woman.” [Tabrani]
Etiquettes of Making dua
Based on our personal experiences we are sharing certain ways of doing dua, though which one can make their dua makbool and acceptable in the sight of Allah..
1.Ensure your food and clothes are from lawful income.
2.The greatest key for a successful dua is humbleness before Allah SWT, one should keep in mind and consider himself as a helpless beggar before the Holy King, and make dua is such a way that he is crying and begging before Allah, one should at all times during the dua try to convince and draw Allah’s mercy and attention by crying and begging before him while speaking every word in his dua.
3.We are sharing a general format and way of making dua, everyone knows that dua can be done at anytime, however, one should make it a practice of doing this after every salaat..
a.Make wadhu and sit facing the Qibla.
b.Now imagine that Allah is watching you and He is listening to every word that you say, and consider your self a helpless beggar and fill your mind with thoughts that you have no hope and no help except from Allah and its only and only Allah who can save you and better your condition and fulfill your need.
c.Raise your hands to the level of your chest, keep a little gap between your palms.
d.Recite- Surah Fatiha -1x , Surah Iqlaas-3x
e.Recite- Allahu Akbaru Kabeera, walhamdulillahi Kaseera, wa Subhan’Allahi bukrataw wa aseela, La Elaaha illal laahu Mohammadur Rasool-ul-laah Sallallaahu `Alayhi wa Sallam [Allah is the Greatest above everything else, and All Praise is for Allah abundantly, and Glory be to Allah in the morning and evening. There is no God worthy of worship except Allah and Prophet Mohammad is the messenger of Allah(May Allah’s Peace be upon him)] -3x (The benefit of this dua is that it will InshaAallah open up the doors of the heaven and it also contains darood which is essential is acceptance of any dua)
f.Recite- Ya Arhamar Raahemeen (O The Most Merciful of the Merciful) continuously for 2 to 3 mins, every word should be uttered considering your self as a beggar, begging and crying before Allah.
g.Make your dua- “Ya Arhamr Raahemeen, you have commanded us to do dua, and I have act upon your command. O Allah, I have no help no support but You, you are my only Lord my Only Savior so accept my dua and fulfill my needs though Your immense Mercy and Kindness. O Allah, MR XXX son of Mr XXX from City/country has requested for dua, our Prophet SA said dua for his brother in his absence will be accepted, I therefore, make dua on the behalf MR XXX son of Mr XXX from City/country ….make dua…… ” – 3x or 7x
h.Recite- Allahu Akbaru Kabeera, walhamdulillahi Katheera, wa Subhan’Allahi bukratan wa aseela, La Elaaha illal laahu Mohammadur Rasool-ul-laah Sallallaahu `Alayhi wa Sallam -3x
i.Recite – Ameen. Wal hamdulilaahi Rabbil Aalameen.
j.Wipe the hands over your face, and blow 3x over yourself.
Guidelines for using this Forum
1.This forum is to only for making a dua request, so please don’t ask any questions here, your questions will be delete.
2.While making a dua request please provide the following details – Your Name, Your Fathers Name, City/country and Your problem. While making dua we would be using words like “O Allah, MR XXX son of Mr XXX from City/country has requested for dua….”
Brother Omar and Sister Salma have volunteered to actively participate and make dua for others on the forum. We encourage every person to make dua for others, inshaallah by doing this his dua will be accepted by Allah.
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