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DUA


Dua literally means supplication or invocation.

 

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Islamic meaning

In Islamic terminology dua is the act of supplication.  It is calling out to God; it is a conversation with Allah سبحانه و تعالى, our Creator, our Lord, the All Knowing, and the All Powerful. In fact the word is derived from the Arabic root meaning to call out or to summon.  Dua is one of the most powerful and effective act of worship a human being can engage in.  Dua has been called the weapon of the believer. It affirms a person’s belief in One God and it shuns all forms of idolatry or polytheism. Dua is essentially submission to Allah سبحانه و تعالى and a manifestation of a person’s need for Allah. [1]

 

Qur’an

Allah (Glory be to Him) loves to be asked, and He encourages that in all things. He is angry with the one who does not ask of Him and He encourages His slaves to ask of Him. Allah (Glory be to Him) says (interpretation of the meaning): “And your Lord said: “Invoke Me [i.e. believe in My Oneness (Islamic Monotheism) and ask Me for anything] I will respond to your (invocation)”Qur’an.Surah Ghafir 40:60 [1]

 

Haidth

Dua is very important in Islam, so much so that the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم  said: “Dua is worship.”Al-Tirmidhi, 3372; Abu Dawood, 1479; Ibn Maajah, 3828; classed as Sahih by Al-Albaani in Sahih Al-Tirmidhi, 2590

 

Muslims call upon no one except Allah سبحانه و تعالى. The Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم said: “If you ask, then ask of Allahسبحانه و تعالى , and if you seek help, then seek the help of Allah.”  Narrated by Al-Tirmidhi, 2516; classed as Sahih by Al-Albaani in Sahih Al-Jaami’ [2]

 

 

Scholars view

Ibn al-Qayyim رحيمه الله said: 

 

Du’aa’ is one of the most beneficial of remedies; it is the enemy of calamity; it wards it off, remedies it, prevents it befalling, alleviates it or reduces it if it befalls. It is the weapon of the believer. In the case of calamity, one of three scenarios must apply: 

1.     It (du’aa’) is stronger than the calamity, so it wards it off;

2.     It is weaker than the calamity, so the calamity overpowers it and befalls the person, but it may reduce it even if it is weak;

3.     They resist one another and each impedes the other. al-Jawaab al-Kaafi (p. 4)

 

Ibn al-Qayyim رحيمه الله said: “Duas and ta’awwudhaat [prayers seeking refuge with Allah سبحانه و تعالى] are like a weapon, and a weapon is only as good as the person who is using it; it is not merely the matter of how sharp it is. If the weapon is perfect and free of faults, and the arm of the person using it is strong, and there is nothing stopping him, then he can lay waste the enemy. But if any of these three features are lacking, then the effect will be lacking accordingly.”  Al-Daa’ wa’l-Dawaa’, p. 35 [3]

 

The word du’aa’ (invocation) is used to refer to two things 

1. Du’aa’ for asking, which means seeking that which will benefit, or asking to ward off that which will cause harm, by asking Allah سبحانه و تعالى  for that which will benefit in this world and in the Hereafter, and to ward off that which will cause harm in this world and in the Hereafter, 

Such as du’aa’ for forgiveness, mercy, guidance, help, to attain Paradise, to be saved from Hell, for Allah سبحانه و تعالى to grant good things in this world and in the Hereafter and so on. 

 

2.  Du’aa’ for worship, which means that the person is worshipping Allah سبحانه و تعالى by any of the types of worship, in the heart or physically or financially, such as fearing Allah سبحانه و تعالى, loving Him, hoping for His mercy, putting one’s trust in Him, praying, fasting, doing Hajj, reading Qur’aan, reciting tasbeeh and dhikr, giving zakaah and charity, striving for the sake of Allah سبحانه و تعالى, calling people to Allah سبحانه و تعالى, enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil, and so on. 

Everyone who does any of these acts of worship is calling upon Allah.  al-Qawl al-Mufeed (1/264) and Tasheeh al-Du’aa’ (p. 15-21). [4]

 

Etiquettes and Conditions for Dua

1. Ask with absolute resolve, and believe with certainty that your dua will be answered.

The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa salaam said: “ When o­ne of you makes dua he should not say, ‘O Allah, forgive me if you wish, have mercy o­n me if you wish, give me provision if you wish’, but he should ask with resolve because he oes what He likes; no o­ne can force Him.” (Bukhari)

The Prophet sallallahu alahi wa salaam also said: “Ask Allah سبحانه و تعالى when you are sure of His response, and remember that Allah  سبحانه و تعالى does not accept the dua of the unmindful and negletful heart.” (Declared hasan by our Sheikh Al-Albani in “Silsilah al-Ahadith al-Sahihah” #594)

 

2. We should ask of Allahسبحانه و تعالى  by His most beautiful names. Allah سبحانه و تعالى says (interpretation of the meaning): “And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allah, so call on Him by them, and leave the company of those who belie or deny (or utter impious speech against) His Names” [al-A’raaf 7:180] 

 

3. Sending blessings upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم. The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: “Every du’aa’ is kept back until you send blessings upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم.” Narrated by al-Tabaraani in al-Awsat, 1/220; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 4399. 

 

4. Raising the hands. Abu Dawood (1488) narrated that Salmaan رضي الله عنه said: The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلم said: “Your Lord, may He be blessed and exalted, is Kind and Most Generous, and He is too kind to let His slave, if he raises his hands to Him, bring them back empty.” Classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 1320. 

 

5. The palm of the hand should be raised heavenwards, in the manner of a humble beggar who hopes to be given something. Abu Dawood (1486) narrated from Maalik ibn Yasaar رضي الله عنه that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلم said: “When you ask of Allah, ask of Him with the palms of your hands, not with the backs of them.” Classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 1318. 

 

6. Saying du’aa’ silently and not out loud. Allah سبحانه و تعالىsays (interpretation of the meaning):  “Invoke your Lord with humility and in secret” [al-A’raaf 7:55] 

 

Make dua in every condition

The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa salaam said: “The o­ne who likes Allah to answer him at the time of adversity and hardship, then let him increase in making dua in time of ease.” Al-Tirmidhi and al-Hakim who authenticated it. Agreed by al-Dhahabi. It is in “Sahih al-Jami” #6166)

 

Dua should not be directed to other than Allah

1. The most important condition of dua, without which no dua will be accepted and no good deed taken up is that a person should call upon Allah سبحانه و تعالى alone. There are some people who make dua to the dead and regard them as intermediaries between them and Allah سبحانه و تعالى. They claim that these righteous people will bring them closer to Allah سبحانه و تعالى and intercede for them with Him, and they claim that their sins are so great that they have no status before Allah سبحانه و تعالى, and that is why they set up these intermediaries and pray to them instead of Allah سبحانه و تعالى. But Allah سبحانه و تعالى says (interpretation of the meaning): “And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor)”Qur’an.Surah Baqarah 2:186

 

2. Avoidance of seeking a quick response, for this is one of the problems that may prevent the dua from being accepted. In the hadith it says: “One of you may be answered so long as he is not hasty and says, ‘I said dua but I got no response.’” Sahih Al Muslim, 6593.

 

3. The dua should not involve sin or severing of the ties of kinship, as stated in the hadith it says: “A man’s (dua) may be answered so long as it does not involve sin or severing the ties of kinship or hastening.” It was said: “O Messenger of Allah, what does hastening mean?” He said: “When he says, ‘I made dua and I made dua but I did not see any response,’ so he gets discouraged and stops making dua.” Sahih Al Muslim 6595

 

4. One should think positively of Allah سبحانه و تعالى. The Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم said: “Allah, may He be exalted, says: ‘I am as My slave thinks I am.’” Sahih Al Bukhari, Vol  9:502

According to the hadith of Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه: “Make dua to Allah when you are certain of a response.”  Narrated by Al-Tirmidhi; classed as hasan by Al-Albaani in Sahih al-Jaami’, 245

 

5. One should be focused, aware of the greatness of the One upon Whom you are calling. The Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم said: “Know that Allah does not answer a dua from a distracted heart.” Narrated by Al-Tirmidhi, 3479; classed as hasan by Al-Albaani in Sahih al-Jaami’, 245

 

6. Ensuring that one’s food comes from good (halaal) sources. Allah سبحانه و تعالى says (interpretation of the meaning): “Verily, Allah accepts only from those who are Al-Muttaqoon (the pious)”Qur’an.Surah Ma’idah 5:27

The Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم stated that a response was unlikely for one who eats, drinks and wears haraam things. In the hadith it says: [The Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم] mentioned the man who undertakes a lengthy journey and is disheveled and covered with dust, and he stretches his hands towards heaven saying, ‘O Lord, O Lord,’ when his food is haraam, his drink is haraam, his clothes are haraam. He is nourished with haraam, so how can he be granted a response?  Sahih Al Muslim, 2214.

Ibn al-Qayyim رحيمه الله said: Thus eating haraam things saps the strength of the dua and weakens it.

 

7. One should avoid aggression in dua, for Allah سبحانه و تعالى does not like aggression in dua. Allah سبحانه و تعالى says (interpretation of the meaning): “Invoke your Lord with humility and in secret. He likes not the aggressors” Qur’an.Surah A’raf 7:55 [5] [6] [7]

 

Best Times to make Dua (Supplication)

There are certain times dua (supplication) is more likely to be accepted by Allah as mentioned by Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم. These times are as follows:

 

1. The Last Third Of The Night

Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه narrated that Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم said: 'In the last third of every night our Rabb (Cherisher and Sustainer) (Allah سبحانه و تعالى) descends to the lowermost heaven and says; "Who is calling Me, so that I may answer him? Who is asking Me so that may I grant him? Who is seeking forgiveness from Me so that I may forgive him?."' Sahih Al Bukhari Vol 2:246 and Sahih Al Muslim 1656.

Amr ibn Absah رضي الله عنه narrated that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: 'The closest any worshipper can be to His Lord is during the last part of the night, so if you can be amongst those who remember Allah سبحانه و تعالى at that time, then do so. Tirmidhi, Nasa'i, al-Hakim.

 

2. Late at night

When people are sleeping and busy with worldly pleasures Allah سبحانه و تعالى gives the believers an opportunity, or an answer hour if they can fight sleep and invoke Allah سبحانه و تعالى  for whatever they need. The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم  said: 'There is at night an hour, no Muslim happens to be asking Allah سبحانه و تعالى any matter of this world or the Hereafter, except that he will be given it, and this (occurs) every night.' Sahih Al Muslim 757.

 

3. Between Adhan and Iqamah 

Anas رضي الله عنه narrated that Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم said: 'A supplication made between the Adhan and Iqama is not rejected.'Ahmad, Abu Dawud 521, Tirmidhi Vol 1:212, Sahih al-Jami 3408, Nasai and Ibn Hibban graded it sahih (sound). 

 

4. An Hour On Friday 

Narrated Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه: Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم talked about Friday and said: 'There is an hour on Friday and if a Muslim gets it while offering Salat (prayer) and asks something from Allah, then Allah will definitely meet his demand.' And he The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم pointed out the shortness of that particular time with his hands. Sahih Al Bukhari Vol 2:57.

 

5. While Drinking Zamzam Water

Jaber رضي الله عنه narrated that Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم said: 'Zamzam water is for what it is drunk for.'Ahmad 3: 357 and Ibn Majah Vol 2: 1018, 3062(NE). This means that when you drink Zamzam water you may ask Allah سبحانه و تعالى for anything you like to gain or benefit from this water such as healing from illness.... etc. 


 
6. While Prostrating 

Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه narrated that Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم, said: 'The nearest a slave can be to his Lord is when he is prostrating, so invoke (supplicate) Allah سبحانه و تعالى  much in it. Muslim, abu Dawud, an-Nasa'i and others, Sahih al-Jami 1175 and Riyad us Saliheen 1428.

 

7. When Waking Up at Night 

Narrated Ubada Bin As-Samit رضي الله عنه that Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم said: 'Whomever wakes up at night and says La ilaha illallahu wahdahu la shrika lahu lahulmulku, wa lahul hamdu, wa huwa ala kulli shai'in qadir. Alhamdu lillahi, wa subhanallahi wa la ilaha illallahu, wallah akbir, wa la hawla wala quwata illa billah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah He is the only one who has no partners. His is the kingdom and all the praises are for Allah All the glories are for Allah And none has the right to be worshipped but Allah  and Allah  is the most Great and there is neither might nor power except with Allah) and then says, Allahumma ighfir li (O Allah! Forgive me) or invokes Allah, he will be responded to and if he makes ablution and performs Salat (prayer), his Salat (prayer) will be accepted. Sahih Al Bukhari Vol 2: 253.

 

8. At The End Of The Obligatory Salat: 

Narrated Abu Omamah رضي الله عنه: that Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم was asked, O Messenger of Allah, which supplication is heard (by Allah, he said the end of the night and at the end of the obligatory Salat (prayer), Tirmidhi. This time is after saying 'At-tahyat', and before making Tasleem (finishing prayer) classed as Sahih by Shaikh Albani in Tirmidhi 3499

 
9. The Night Of 'Qadr' (Decree) 

This night is the greatest night of the year. This is the night which the almighty Allah  said about it, "The night of Al-Qadar (Decree) is better than a thousand months." Qur’an.Surah Qadr 97: 3.

The Night of Decree is one of the odd nights of the last ten nights of the blessed month of Ramadan. The angels descend down to the earth, and the earth is overwhelmed with peace and serenity until the break of dawn and when he doors of Paradise are opened, the worshipper is encouraged to turn to Allah to ask for his needs for this world and the Hereafter. 

 

10. During The Rain 

Narrated Sahel Ibn Sa'ad رضي الله عنه: That The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلم said: 'Two will not be rejected, Supplication when the Adhan (call of prayer) is being called, and at the time of the rain'. 

'Seek the response to your du'as when the armies meet, and the prayer is called, and when rain falls',Al-Hakim 2: 114 and Abu Dawud 2540 and Reported by Imam al-Shafi' in al-Umm, al-Sahihah 1469. The time of the rain is a time of mercy from Allah (Glory be to Him) so, one should take advantage of this time when Allah سبحانه و تعالى is having mercy on His slaves.

 

11. At the Adhan 

'Seek the response to your du'as when the armies meet, and the prayer is called, and when rain falls' , reported by Imam al-Shafi' in al-Umm, al-Sahihah 1469.

In another hadith; 'When the prayer is called, the doors of the skies are opened, and the du'a is answered', al-Tayalisi in his Musnad 2106, al-Sahihah 1413]

 

12. Between Adhan And Iqamah

Anas رضي الله عنه narrated that Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلمsaid: 'A supplication made between the Adhan and Iqama is not rejected.' Abu Dawud 521, Tirmidhi 212, Sahih al-Jami 3408, an-Nasai and Ibn Hibban graded it sahih (sound).

 

13. While Prostrating

Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه narrated that Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلمsaid: 'The nearest a slave can be to his Lord is when he is prostrating, so invoke (supplicate) Allah سبحانه و تعالى much in it.Sahih Al bukhari 979 and Sahih al-Jami 1175.


14. The One Who Is Suffering Injustice and Opression

The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلم said to Mua'ad Ibn Jabal رضي الله عنه, 'Beware of the supplication of the unjustly treated, because there is no of the supplication of the unjustly treated, because there is no shelter or veil between it (the supplication of the one who is suffering injustice it (the supplication of the one who is suffering injustice)) and Allah' Sahih Al-Bukhari and Sahih Al Muslim.

The prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم declared, 'Three men whose dua is never rejected (by Allah سبحانه و تعالى) are: the fasting person until he breaks his fast (in another narration, when he breaks fast), the just ruler and the one who is oppressed.'Ahmad, Tirmidhi – Hasan.

In another hadith; The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم declared: 'Three du'as are surely answered: The du'a of the oppressed, the du'a of the traveler, and the du'a of the father/mother (upon their child)'. Tirmidhi Vol 4: 1905 The One who is suffering injustice is heard by Allah سبحانه و تعالى when he invokes Allah سبحانه و تعالى to retain his rights from the unjust one or oppressor. Allah سبحانه و تعالى has sworn to help the one who is suffering from injustice sooner or later. 

 

15. The Traveler

The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلم said; Three supplications will not be rejected (by Allah  سبحانه و تعالى), the supplication of the parent for his child, the supplication of the one who is fasting, and the supplication of the traveler. Narrated by al-Bayhaqi, Vol 3:345; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Saheeh 1797 and Sahih, Riyad Us Saliheen 980.

During travel supplication is heard by Allah سبحانه و تعالى if the trip is for a good reason, but if the trip is for a bad intention or to perform illegal things (making sins) this will not apply to it. 

 

16. The Parent's Supplication for their Child 

The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلم said; Three supplications will not be rejected (by Allah سبحانه و تعالى), the supplication of the parent for his child, the supplication of the one who is fasting, and the supplication of the traveler. Narrated by al-Bayhaqi, Vol 3:345; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Saheeh 1797 and Sahih, Riyad Us Saliheen 980.

 

17. Dua after praising Allah and giving salat on the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم in the tashahhud at the end of salat.

Narrated Faddalah ibn Ubayd رضي الله عنه: That The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلم said: 'When anyone of you makes du'a, let him start by glorifying his Lord and praising Him, then let him send blessings upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم, then let him pray for whatever he wants'
Abu Dawud 1481, Tirmidhi 3477.

In another hadith; Baqiy ibn Mukhallid رضي الله عنه narrated that that The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلم said: 'Every du'a is not responded to until one sends blessings upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم ' [al-Bayhaqi]

In another hadith; Umar رضي الله عنه narrated that The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: 'Du'a is detained between the heavens and the earth and no part of it is taken up until you send blessings upon your Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم.'Tirmidhi 486.

After a person has finished his tashahhud and before saying the 'salam', supplication at this time is one likely to be responded to.
Ibn Mas'ud رضي الله عنه narrates: I was once praying, and the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم, Abu Bakr and Umar (were all present). When I sat down (in the final tashahhud), I praised Allah سبحانه و تعالى, then sent salams on the Prophet, then started praying for myself. At this, the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: 'Ask, and you shall be given it! Ask, and you shall be given it!'Sahih Al Bukhaari, 5876; Sahih Al Muslim, 402, Tirmidhi 593, Mishkat al-Misbah 931 andFiqh-us-Sunnah Vol 1, 161.

 

18. The dua of a Muslim for his absent brother or Sister Muslim stemming from the heart

Abu Dharr رضي الله عنه reported that Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم said: 'There is no believing servant who supplicates for his brother in his absence where the angels do not say, 'the same be for you'' Sahih Al Muslim 6588. And the Angel commissioned (for carrying supplication to his Lord) says: Amen, and it is for you also. Sahih Al Muslim, 6589.

 

19. Dua on the Day of Arafat 

The Messenger of Allah سبحانه و تعالى said: 'The best supplication is the supplication on the day of Arafat'. Tirmidhi 2640 and Muwatta Malik 32.

The day of Arafat is the essence and pinnacle of Hajj. On this great and momentous day, millions of worshippers gather together on one plain, from every corner of the world, with only one purpose in mind - to respone to the call of their Creator. During this auspicious day, Allah does not refuse the requests of His worshippers. 

20. Dua during the month of Ramadan 

Ramadan is month full of many blessings, thus the du'a of Ramadan is a blessed one. This can be inferred from the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم saying: 'When Ramadan comes, the Doors of Mercy (another narration says Paradise) are opened, and the doors of Hell are closed, and the Shaitans are locked up' Thus, it is clear that du'a during Ramadan has a greater chance of being accepted, as the Gates of Paradise and Mercy are opened. Sahih al-Bukhari Vol 3:1899, Sahih Al Muslim 1079 and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/491.

 

21. First Ten days of Dhul-Hijjah

Narrated by Ibn Abbasرضي الله عنه: The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: 'There are no days during which good deeds are more beloved to Allah than during these ten days'. Sahih Al Bukhai Vol 2:86, Tirmidhi Vol 2:757 and Riyad us Saliheen 259.

 

22. While visiting the sick, and dua made by the sick

Umm Salamahرضي الله عنه narrated that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: 'When you visit the sick, or the dead then say good, because the angels say 'Ameen' to whatever you say,Sahih Al Muslim 2126.

Ali رضي الله عنه reported that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلمsaid: 'When a Muslim visits his sick Muslim brother in the morning, seventy thousand angels make dua for his forgiveness till the evening. And when he visits him in the evening, seventy thousand angels make dua for his forgiveness till the morning, and he will be granted a garden for it in Jannah.' Riyad Us Saliheen 899.

 

23. Dua immediately after wudu

Umar ibn Al-Khattab رضي الله عنه reported that The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلمsaid: ‘There is not o­ne of you that makes wudu, and does it perfectly, then says: I testify that there is no diety worthy of worship except Allah. he is Alone, having no partners. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and messenger’, except that the eight gates of Paradise are opened for him, and he can enter into it through whichever o­ne he pleases.’ Sahih Al Muslim 234 and Abu Dawud 162.

 

24. Dua after stoning the Jamarat at Hajj

The stoning of the small Shaitan (jamrat sugra), or the middle Shaitan (jamrat wusta) pillars during Hajj.

It is narrated that The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم would stone the small Jamarah (one of the three pillars that is stoned in the last days of Hajj), then face the qiblah, raise his hands, and make du’a for a long time. He would then stone the middle Jamarah and do the same. When he stoned the large Jamarah, he would depart without making any du’a. Sahih Al Bukhari 1753.

 

25. At the Crowing of a Rooster

Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه narrated that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: ‘When you hear a rooster crowing, then ask Allah for His bounties, for it has seen an angel, and when you hear a donkey braying, then seek refuge in Allah from Shaitan, for it has seen a Shaitan’. Fathul-Bari 6/350, Muslim 4/2092 Sahih al-Jami 611.

 

26. Du’a made inside the Ka’bah

The Ka’bah is a sanctuary that has no comparison in the entire world. The du’a of o­ne who prays inside the hijr is considered as being made inside the ka’bah, as it is part of the house (Baitullah). [This is the semicircle to the right of the Ka'bah if you face the door, opposite to the Yemeni corner and the Black stone wall.]

Usamah ibn Zayd رضي الله عنه narrated, ‘When The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم entered the House (Ka’bah), he made du’a in all of its corners Sahih Al Muslim Vol 2: 968 and Sunan Nasai Vol 3:2920.

 

27. Du’a o­n the mount of Safa or Marwah during Umrah or Hajj

It is narrated that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم would make long du’as at Safa and Marwah. Sahih Al Muslim 1218.

 

28. Saying ‘Ameen’ during prayer

After finishing the recitation of al-Fatihah, the saying of‘Ameen’ in congregation.
The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: ‘When the Imam says ‘Ameen’, then recite it behind him (as well), because whoever’s Ameen coincides with the Ameen of the angels will have all of his sins forgiven.’ Sahih Al Bukhari 780, Sahih Al Muslim 816.

 

29.While visiting the sick, and dua made by the sick

Umm Salamah رضي الله عنه narrated that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: ‘When you visit the sick, or the dead then say good, because the angels say ‘Ameen’ to whatever you say, Sahih Al Muslim 2126.

 

30.Dua immediately after wudu

Umar ibn Al-Khattab رضي الله عنه reported that The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: 'There is not one of you that makes wudu (ablution), and does it perfectly, then says: I testify that there is no diety worthy of worship except Allah. he is Alone, having no partners. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and messenger', except that the eight gates of Paradise are opened for him, and he can enter into it through whichever one he pleases' Sahih Al Muslim 234, Abu Dawud 162.[8] [9]

 

See Also

Asma wa siffath; Rights of Allah; The Key to Rizq; The 7 Conditions Of Laa Ilaha Illallah

 

References

From "The Book of Dua" By Shaikh Hussain Al- Awaaishah

[1] http://www.quran-sunnah.org/blog/?p=451

[2] http://quran.com/40/60

[3] http://www.sunnah.com/

[4] http://islamqa.info/en/ref/112094

[5] http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/113177/du'aa

[6] http://abdurrahman.org/zikr/etiquetteofdua.html

[7] http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/36902/du'aa

[8] http://www.sunnah.com/

[9] http://www.islamawareness.net/Dua/best.html

[10] www.abdurrahman.org/zikr/best-times-to-make-dua.html

 

 

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