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Sunnats of Du'aa (5)

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 06:44

Sunnats of Du‘aa – Part Five

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8. The du‘aa should be short and comprehensive e.g.

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِى الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

O my Rabb, grant us goodness in this world and goodness in the Hereafter, and save us from the fire of Jahannum.

اللَّهُمَّ إنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ خَيْرِ مَا سَأَلَكَ مِنْهُ نَبِيُّكَ مُحَمَّدٌ صَلَى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَأَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا اسْتَعَاذَ مِنْهُ نَبِيُّكَ مُحَمَّدٌ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَأَنْتَ الْمُسْتَعانُ وَعَليْكَ الْبَلاَغُ وَلاَ حَولَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا باللهِ

O Allah, I ask You for the good of what Your messenger, Hazrat Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), asked You for, and I seek Your protection from the evil of what Your messenger, Hazrat Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), sought Your protection from. From You alone is help sought, and fulfilling and completing the need is upon You, and there is no ability (to refrain from evil) nor any power (to do good) except with the help of Allah Ta‘ala.

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 05:11

Sunnats of Du‘aa – Part Four

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6. When making du‘aa, one should beg Allah Ta‘ala for his needs with complete hope that Allah Ta‘ala will answer his du‘aa. One should not adopt an approach of uncertainty. One should not say, “O Allah, if you wish to fulfill my need, then You may fulfill it.”[1]

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال لا يقل أحدكم اللهم اغفر لي إن شئت ارحمني إن شئت ارزقني إن شئت وليعزم مسألته إنه يفعل ما يشاء لا مكره له (صحيح البخاري #7477)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “(When making du‘aa) one should not say, ‘O Allah, forgive me if You wish, have mercy on me if You wish, provide me with sustenance if You wish.’ Rather, he should beg of Allah Ta‘ala’s mercy with confidence (that Allah Ta‘ala will fulfill his needs), (one should not ask Allah Ta‘ala to grant one His favor if He pleases) because Allah Ta‘ala does as He pleases, none can force and compel Him (over anything).” 

Thursday, 01 March 2018 06:11

Sunnats of Du‘aa – Part Three

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4. One should keep a slight gap between both the palms.[1]

5. When making du‘aa, one should express his total inability and weakness and beg Allah Ta‘ala in a soft tone with complete humility.

اُدۡعُوۡا رَبَّکُمۡ تَضَرُّعًا وَّ خُفۡیَۃً ؕ اِنَّہٗ لَا یُحِبُّ الۡمُعۡتَدِیۡنَ ﴿ۚ۵۵﴾

Call on your Lord with humility and softly: for Allah does not love those who trespass beyond bounds.

وَ اذۡکُرۡ رَّبَّکَ فِیۡ نَفۡسِکَ تَضَرُّعًا وَّ خِیۡفَۃً وَّ دُوۡنَ الۡجَہۡرِ مِنَ الۡقَوۡلِ بِالۡغُدُوِّ وَ الۡاٰصَالِ وَ لَا تَکُنۡ مِّنَ الۡغٰفِلِیۡنَ ﴿۲۰۵﴾

And call upon your Lord within yourself in humility and in fear without raising one’s voice in the mornings and the evenings. And do not be among the heedless.

[1]والأفضل في الدعاء أن يبسط كفيه ويكون بينهما فرجة (الفتاوى الهندية 5/318)

Monday, 26 February 2018 04:28

Sunnats of Du‘aa – Part Two

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2. When making du‘aa one should raise his hands parallel to his chest.[1]

عن سلمان الفارسي عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال إن الله حيي كريم يستحيي إذا رفع الرجل إليه يديه أن يردهما صفرا خائبين (سنن الترمذي #3556)

Hazrat Salmaan Faarsi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Certainly Allah Ta‘ala is the most honorable and most kind and generous. His honor is such that He feels it against His greatness and mercy to let the one who raises his hands in du‘aa to Him, go empty handed.”

Sunday, 18 February 2018 05:41

Sunnats of Du‘aa – Part One

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Du‘aa is a means through which a servant draws from the treasures of Allah Ta‘ala. Du‘aa is the essence of all ibaadat. Allah Ta‘ala becomes pleased with those servants who continuously and repeatedly turn to Him in du‘aa and becomes displeased with those servants who do not beg of Him through du‘aa. Du‘aa is described in the Mubaarak Ahaadith as being the weapon of a believer. Hence it is extremely essential for a believer to make du‘aa part of his daily routine thereby seeking the divine grace of Allah Ta‘ala in all his affairs and seeking solutions for all his problems. However, just as there are certain sunnats and etiquettes for all ibaadaat, similarly there are sunnats and etiquettes for duaa.[1]