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What is a supplication?
Prayer(dua) in Islam has its meaning and importance. prayer in Islam has two types or two concepts the first concept is the Selah, these are the five obligatory prayers, the second concept is the Dua. Dua means to ask for what do you want from Allah Almighty when you lift your hands to supplicate Allah in Dua. God Almighty said in the Noble Qur’an
(وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِي سَيَدْخُلُونَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِينَ)
in its meaning (Your Lord said, “Call upon Me, I will respond to you, And Those who are arrogant in worshiping Me will enter Hellfire in contemp). So Dua in Islam is an act of worship based on the servant asking his Lord, and it is one of the best acts of worship that God loves purely for Him.
what does a Muslim do to accept Allah his supplication(dua)? And what times and places where the dua is accepted?
Conditions for accepting supplication
In order for God to accept the supplication of a Muslim, he must first be sincere in his call to God, and he must think and believe that God will accept his supplication, God willing.
He is obligated to earn a legitimate(halal) income and do righteous deeds, perform the five obligations, and maintain kinship ties. The evidence for this is the hadith Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “O people! Allah is Pure and, therefore, accepts only that which is pure. Allah has commanded the believers as He has commanded His Messengers by saying: ‘O Messengers! Eat of the good things, and do good deeds.’ (23:51) And He said: ‘O you who believe (in the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism)! Eat of the lawful things that We have provided you…”‘ (2:172). Then he (PBUH) made a mention of the person who travels for a long period of time, his hair is disheveled and covered with dust. He lifts his hand towards the sky and thus makes the supplication: ‘My Rubb! My Rubb!’ But his food is unlawful, his drink is unlawful, his clothes are unlawful and his nourishment is unlawful, how can, then his supplication be accepted?”
This is evidence that one of the reasons for accepting prayer(dua) is lawful gain.
When i do supplication
there are some recommended situations that can cause your dua to be accepted, Here is some of them*A person who finds themselves in severe difficulty after a calamity has struck, Allah said
( أَمَّن يُجِيبُ الْمُضْطَرَّ إِذَا دَعَاهُ وَيَكْشِفُ السُّوءَ )
meaning that(Is He [not best] who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him and removes evil)*person who has been wronged or oppressed,*The person who is traveling,*Someone who is fasting, *Someone who is performing Hajj or Umrah or jihad,* The one who is making dua for someone in his absence because we know that when you make dua for someone in his absence an angel says: “Amen and to you”. In all of this, the Prophet, PBUH saying, “Three supplications are answered, there being no doubt about them: that of a parent, that of a traveler, and that of one who has been wronged.” and also,
Ibn ‘Abbas quoted the Prophet as saying, “Five supplications receive an answer that of one who is wronged till help comes, that of a pilgrim till he comes home, that of one engaged in jihad till he stops, that of a sick person till he recovers, and that of someone for an absent brother. Then he added, “The one of those which gets the quickest answer is that for an absent brother“
The best times for the dua.
of the day, for the week, and for the month of the year.
For the day
The last third of the night: So divide the night between Maghrib and Fajr into three pieces, the last third of the night, since Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) said, “Our Lord, the Blessed, the Superior, comes every night down on the nearest Heaven to us when the last third of the night remains, saying: “Is there anyone to invoke Me, so that I may respond to invocation? Is there anyone to ask Me, so that I may grant him his request? Is there anyone seeking My forgiveness, so that I may forgive him? And the other time for the day, When the Adhan is called, So between the Adhan and the Iqamah, after the Adhan and then between the Adhan and Iqamah. Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: “The supplication made between the Adhan and the Iqamah is never rejected.” And also, While prostrating, and before the end of the prayer, after you have finished the tashahhud.
For the week
An hour on Friday, Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) mentioned the day of al-Jumu’ah and then said, “There is a time in it (Friday) at which no Muslim would stand up while praying and beg Allah, Who is Great and Glorious, for something except that He would give it to him. He (PBUH) indicated with his hand that it (this time) is short.”. for the month _during the month of Ramadan.
For the year
Dua on laylat-ul-Qadr, on the night of the decree. finally. However, I would like to tell you another important thing that may help you to make your dua more polite and thus more presentable in God’s response or from another hand, what is the best arrangement for the saying of the dua?
How do you start supplication ?
start your supplication by praising God, then by praying for the messenger of Allah, then asking forgiveness for your sins, then supplication to Allah Almighty by His most Beautiful Names and Supreme Attributes,as He said,
(ولله الأسماءالحسنى فادعوة به)meaning that (Allah has the Most Beautiful Names. So call upon Him by them, and keep away from those who abuse His Names.1 They will be punished for what they used to do).therefor, always make your supplication arranged in this way and quote supplication from the Holy Qur’an for the best dua that God mentioned to us in his book and here are some examples of them for you. Allah said,
“رَبَّنَا لاَ تُؤَاخِذْنَا إِن نَّسِينَا أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا رَبَّنَا وَلاَ تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَا إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِنَا رَبَّنَا وَلاَ تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لاَ طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَآ أَنتَ مَوْلاَنَا فَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ“
meaning that (“Our Lord! Do not punish us if we forget or make a mistake. Our Lord! Do not place a burden on us like the one you placed on those before us. Our Lord! Do not burden us with what we cannot bear. Pardon us, forgive us, and have mercy on us. You are our ˹only˺ Guardian. So grant us victory over the disbelieving people.”)and also He said
(رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّار“
meaning that (“Our Lord! Grant us the good of this world and the Hereafter, and protect us from the torment of the Fire.”)and,
(لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ)
meaning that “There is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except You. Glory be to You! I have certainly done wrong.” and more and more from the Holy Qur, an.
Supplication is an act of worship that a Muslim performs to his Lord, drawing close to him, raising his hand in it to the sky, asking him, by his the best Beautiful Names and Supreme Attributes of the good of this world and the Hereafter.
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