Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah
Implementing the Sunnah of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhin wa sallam) in your Du’aa to Allaah!
Student Salah al-‘Iraanee (hafidhahullaah) said: “The Du’aa made before Maghrib on Fridays is answered, and the Du’a when fasting is also answered! Both are just before Maghrib!”
Then he brought the hadeeth: “…Supplications will be answered on Friday after ‘Asr prayer until the sun goes down.” [Saheeh al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb, no. 700]
Hadeeth: “There are two which will not be rejected: du’aa at the time of the adhaan and when it is raining.” [Saheeh al-Jaami’ 3078].
Hadeeth: “A du’aa made between the adhaan and iqamah is not rejected.” [Saheeh al-Jaami’, 2408]
Hadeeth: “Oh Messenger of Allaah, which du’aa is heard?” He (salallaahu ‘alayhin wa sallam) said: “In the last third of the night.” [al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi 3499]
The following are Etiquettes, Manners, Guidelines of Making Du’aa from the Sunnah and Min Akhbar as-Salaf (From the Narrations of the Salaf)
Fadalah bin ‘Ubayd (radiallaahu ‘anhu) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) heard a man making supplication in his prayer when he had not praised Allaah or said Salah upon the Prophet. The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: This man is rushing.
Then he (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) called him over and said to him or to someone else:
When any one of you supplicates, let him start by praising and glorifying Allaah, The Exalted, then let him send Salah upon the Prophet, and after that let him make supplication as he wishes.
Imam Ahmad, Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi reported the above hadeeth and graded it Sahih; An-Nasa`i, Ibn Khuzaymah and Ibn Hibban recorded in their Sahihs.
‘Abdullaah ibn Masood (radiallaahu ‘anhu) said:
When one of you wishes to ask (Allaah), then he should begin with praising and thanking Allaah with that which He deserves. Then he should ask Allaah to send His peace and blessings upon the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) then he should ask (for his need). For verily, that (the above method) is more likely to result in success.
(as-Saheehah no. 3204)
The following is a summary of guidelines for making Du’aa – a summary (and fiqh) from Min Akhbar as-Salaf (From the Narrations of the Salaf):
- 1- one should be sincere in Du’aa
- 2- one’s heart should be present in the Du’aa
- 3- while fearing Allaah
- 4- one’s food should be halal
- 5- one should make Du’aa with truthfulness
- 6- the Du’aa should be made repeatedly, persistently
- 7- humble yourself to Allaah
- 8- be consistent in Du’aa
- 9- increase in Du’aa during times of fear
- 10- Don’t leave off making Du’aa (even if you commit sins), for Allaah answered the du’aa of shaytan – worst of all creation – “grant me respite until the Day of Judgment.” Allaah said (what means): You are of those allowed respite. (Al-A’raf, ayah 15)
- 11- Keep in mind that Du’aa is ‘ibaadah (worship)
- 12- one should be fearful of being prevented from making Du’aa
- 13- Do not say “my Du’aa is not answered,” while you yourself close the door by sins
Post Courtesy: Maher ibn Ahmad