14 February 2014 CE | 12 Rabbi al-Thanni 1435 AH

Hadith Explanation

Important When Asking Allah

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The supplication of any one of you will be fulfilled (by Allah), provided he does not become so impatient as to say, ‘I asked, but my request has not been fulfilled.” [Bukhari, Kitab ad-Da’awat]

The one who asks Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) should not insist on the immediate fulfillment of his wishes, nor should he say, “I prayed to Allah, but He has not responded to my Dua.” Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) knows better what the best time is for the fulfillment of the Dua.

There are some additional observances that are good to follow when supplicating. It is good to be in Wudu, to be facing towards Makkah, and to repeat the Dua three times.

The supplication should begin with praise of Allah, by referring to His Names and His Attributes and His blessings, followed by invoking His blessings on the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam). Then the one who asks should describe his needs and make his requests, then finally conclude with reciting more prayers on the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), and praise of Allah, Mighty and Glorious is He.

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