In Islam, dua is the worship of invocation, supplication, or request, as well as asking Allah’s help or support. Muslims consider it a significant act of worship.
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The acceptance of duas and supplications totally depends upon your true and complete belief in Allah and your pure intentions. The more you have faith and belief in Allah, the more you get blessings from Allah by making dua.
As we strive to maximize our worship during Ramadan, dua is a crucial action that we must not miss. This article offers an in-depth guide about making dua, covering etiquettes for preparing for dua, what to add in your dua, and how we should conduct dua. May Allah Almighty accept both your and our duas. Ameen!
What Should We Do To Get Ready For Dua?
Alhamdulillah, we can invoke Allah (SWT) at any time and at anywhere. We can make dua while waking up or while falling asleep, in public or in private, making conscious decisions, or giving an instant reaction to hardship. We can make dua (supplication) in any language for any wish or demand (but can’t ask for something negative or harmful for others).
Therefore, here are some delightful etiquettes (Adaab) to making dua that will mentally and spiritually prepare us for this precious worship.
Perform Wudu (Ablution):
Before making dua, it is not necessary to perform Wudu (ablution). Performing Wudu, on the other hand, is a way of purification and preparing yourself to communicate with Allah.
Turn To Face The Qiblah:
Once more, facing the Qiblah is not necessary while making dua. However, our Beloved Prophet Mohammad (ﷺ) would occasionally do so. Therefore, as Sunnah, we should follow it.
Elevate Or Raise Your Hands:
Subhan’Allah, elevating your hands in dua is a Sunnah of our beloved Prophet with such a pleasant meaning! It is essential to keep in mind to physically raise your hands every time you will start making dua.
In A Low Voice, Invoke Allah Almighty:
There is no need to be loudly making a private dua because Allah (SWT) is always around us.
This is true not just in our private rooms, but also when making dua in a Masajid or other public places. It’s preferable not to disturb people around us. There are many moments when we become emotional and cry – our beloved Prophet (ﷺ) also used to cry while making dua! However, we must ensure that we speak in a low voice while doing so.
What Exactly Should Our Dua Include?
There are some proper etiquettes for what we should say after raising our hands, in addition to preparing for dua. This is not mandatory, but again, it is strongly suggested! Naturally, we should strive to invoke Allah in a way that is pleasing & gratifying to Him, as our Prophet Mohammad (ﷺ) taught us.
Start By Praising Allah Almighty:
Do not begin your dua without first thanking Allah and then sending Darood upon our dear Prophet (saw). Your Dua will be acceptable if you recite Darood Shareef before and after making dua.
Call Upon Allah By His Sanctified Names:
There are 99 different names of Allah that you can use to call Him. His Every name has a different and special meaning and is also a source of fulfilling your supplications and needs. Must choose the name that is most appropriate to your dua. Al-Ghafur can be used to ask for forgiveness, whereas Al-Wakil can be used to seek the assistance of a problem.
You can invoke Allah Almighty by His Names in a variety of ways, as shown below:
- ’Ya Allah! You are Al-Afuww; you love to forgive your slaves, so forgive me and make me able to do righteous deeds. Ameen!
- ‘Ya Allah! You are Al-Qadir; You are the Lord Of impossibles, so make things easier for me’. Ameen!
- Request Everything You Require:
When making dua, it is essential to request everything you need and want without skipping anything. No desire is too great for Allah could not grant.
Make Supplications For Others:
It is also highly essential to make dua for the Muslim Ummah as a whole, such as ‘Our Lord, please forgive all the believers of Islam.’
Conclude Your Dua With ‘Ameen’:
When you’ve finished pleading with Allah, say ‘Ameen’ to conclude your dua. Wipe your hands over your face after saying ‘Ameen,’ as it’s a Sunnah of Our Beloved Prophet Mohammad (ﷺ).
What Kind Of Attitude Should We Have Regarding Dua?
First of all, we should not be hesitant to ask for what we need. Allah adores it when we come to Him and supplicate Him, and He will never tire of meeting our needs or forgiving us.
Second, we must have complete faith in Allah and be confident that He will respond to our duas. As a result, we should not be reluctant or doubtful while making dua, and we should not doubt if Allah has responded to our duas thereafter.
Finally, while we wait for Allah’s response, we must have patience. Allah Almighty is Ash-Shakur (The Appreciative One), Al-Hafiz (The Best Protector) and also Ar-Rahman (The Most Merciful or Compassionate). As a result, we can never be doubtful that He hears our duas and will respond in the most beneficial way for us.
This Article’s Synopsis Is As Follows:
- Making wudu, facing the Qiblah, raising your hands, and calling upon your Lord in a low voice is the greatest approach to prepare for duas or supplications.
- Praise for Allah Almighty and prayers for the Prophet Mohammad (ﷺ), calling Allah by His Beautiful Names, asking for everything, large and small, making dua for others, and finishing with Ameen should all be included in our supplications.
- Sincerity, confidence, belief in Allah and patience in waiting for His response should characterize our commitment towards dua, and acts of kindness raise our duas and supplications.
We hope you found this article to be instructive. May Allah Almighty accept our duas and also make us among those who never give up dua.