Saturday, February 2, 2013

Etiquette's of Making Du'a to Allah (swt)

    Du'a is the weapon of a believer so whenever we decide to make du'a we must keep the following points in our mind:

Sinceritiy in making du’a:
This indeed is the most important condition that we must fulfill while making Du’a for Allah (swt) Himself wants us to worship Him in a pure (sincere) form as it’s evident from Qur’an. Now what do we mean by sincerity in du’a? We must have 100% faith in Allah (swt) that It is only He who can fulfill our du’a. 
     2)   Make True Tauba to Allah (swt):
At times our du’as are also not answered because of the sins that we have committed in past. So we must repent to Allah (swt) first and then put forward our need.

    3)   Beseeching, humbling oneself, hoping for Allah (swt)’s reward and fearing His punishment: 
    This is the spirit, essence and purpose of du’aa.
Allah (swt) says (interpretation of the meaning): “Invoke your Lord with humility and in secret. He likes not the aggressors” [al-A’raaf 7:55]

    4)   Repeating the du’a from the depth of your heart:
As per sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (saw) it is liked to say a du’a 3 times and ask for forgiveness 3 times [Abu Dawood]

    5)   Making Du’a at times of ease:
Prophet Muhammad (saw) said: Remember Allah during times of ease and He will remember you during times of hardship.

    6)   Making Du’a with the intention to draw closer to Allah (swt):
Make Du’a to Allah (swt) by using His other names (sifa’at) as well as it’s mentioned in Qur’an:
“And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allah, so call on Him by them” [al-A’raaf 7:180].

    7)   Choosing the clearest and most concise words and the best of du’as:  The best of du’as are the du’as of the Prophet Muhammad (saw), but it is permissible to say other words according to the specific needs of a person.

     8)   Make du’a while crying and in Sujood:
This is also one of the most important state while making Du’a as Allah (swt) Loves that person the most who cries to Allah (swt) in solitude and Allah (swt) is closest to us when we are in Sujood (prostration).

Apart from all these conditions there are many other ways to make Du’a also for instance:
1.) Be in Wudhu
2.) Wear a cap
3.) Sunnah Dressing (outward look as per sunnah so Allah (swt) looks at You with Mercy)
4.) Face towards Qiblah
5.) Send salutations on Prophet Muhammad (saw) before making du’a
6.) Make Du’a in loneliness
7.) Make Du’a after Azan is proclaimed and before Iqaamah (best time)
8.) Make Du’a when it’s raining (best time)
9.) Make Du’a on Jumua (Friday) between Asr and Maghrib. (best time)
10.) Make Du’a in the 3rd part of night at the time of Tahajjud (best time to make du’a)
11.) Make Du’a just before Fajr (daw) (best time)
12.) Make Du’a in Masjid (best place)
13.) Make Du’a when fasting
14.) Make Du’a when mistreated or oppressed.
15.) Make Du’a while traveling
16.) Make Du’a with a pure heart.

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