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How to make Dua that will be surely accepted

Updated on June 19, 2013

Number one criteria for a dua to be accepted is sincerity usually we buy a book of dua and we have no idea what this dua's book says we just open up and flip the pages and we read dua for this dua for that we don't understand Arabic we have no clue so we just repeat like parrots thinking that Allah SWT will give us what we want the number one criteria for a dua to be accepted is sincerity and when we don't know what the dua or prayer says how can we be sincere so we have two options either we understand the Arabic phrase which is written in front of you and which is the best option or make dua in your language for what you want Allah SWT understands all languages and dua is not salaat like we must recite salaat in Arabic if we recited in other language its not Salaat but dua does not have to be in Arabic dua can be in any language and if you don't understand the Arabic phrase then make dua and pray in your language because when you make dua and pray in your language with your vocabulary you will show that sincerity that will not come otherwise whether its french Spanish Hindi Urdu English etc you raise your hand to Allah and ask him from the depth of your heart from the bottom of your soul you ask Allah because you are doing the asking not some book which you don't understand.

Ibn Al-Qayyim said he who fulfills the following conditions should know that Allah will surely answer his dua:

Have certainty that Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala will answer your dua The Prophet (PBUH) said, ”Ask Allah with certainty that He will answer your prayers.” (Tirmidhi)

Show submissiveness and devotion during your dua. The Prophet (PBUH) said, ‘Know that Allah will not accept the supplication from an absent heart.’ (Tirmidhi)

Be patient and do not hasten for an answer. The Prophet (PBUH) said: ‘The dua or prayer of any worshiper will continue to be responded to, as long as… he is not hasty’ i.e. as long as he doesn’t lose patience.

Continue to gain a lawful means of living. The Prophet (PBUH) narrated a story about a man asking Allah, saying “O Lord! O Lord!” but his food was unlawful, his drink was unlawful, his clothing was unlawful, and he was nourished unlawfully; so how can he be answered?!” (Muslim)

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Allah does not place a burden on us greater than we can bear. If the answer to your dua has been delayed, it’s because Allah KNOWS you can handle it. He tests those whom He loves, so keep asking and remember that Allah makes with hardship ease. And remember, as with tawakkul, we need to exert effort as well.

Of the etiquettes we learn from the story of Adam A.S halal sustinents have affect on dua and also haram sustinents have effects on dua what happen when Adam AS ate haram immediately Allah blessing went away and he had to repent immediately the clothes Adam AS was wearing disappeared because he ate haram the rizq was haram at that time and he had to repent to gain Allah's blessing again and this shows us when we care about our sustinents and money when we care about halal rizq then our dua goes up and when we don't care from were our money comes from when we take bribes when we cheat when we steal we don't care how our money comes from it will have negative effect on our dua and fear Allah when it comes to our source of income because your source of income has s profound impact on Allah's blessing and our dua being answered the more pure your sustinents the higher chances of dua being answered

The etiquette of dua is to beseech Allah and to cry out to him and we notice this desperation that we need Allah we need him more then we need anything else and when we see the dua of Adam

(رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنفُسَنَا وَإِن لَّمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ)

"Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You forgive us not, and bestow not upon us Your mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers.”

what it says is if you don't forgive oh Allah if you Don't have mercy we have no hope we are lost there is nothing we can do and even when Musaa A.S was lost in the valley he was running away from feron this is before he became Prophet before the wahi came down he doesn't have a single dime a single penny he doesn't have anything except the clothes he is wearing he doesn't have single meal to eat and he calls out to Allah

Rabbi 'inni limaa 'anzalta 'ilayya min khairin-faqeer

O my Lord! I am indeed needy of whatever good You may send to me [Surah Qassas; 28:24]

Rab I'm faqeer i'm a beggar i have no choice i need you oh Allah please give me what i need this depressions the sign of iklas and sincerity we invoke Allah because we need Allah and we need Allah because there is no RAB besides Allah so when we call out to Allah like this he sees that iman he sees that tawakul and that is why our duas would be responded when we call out in that manner that benefits

We learn from this incident we call out to Allah using his names and attributes, iblees when he made dua oh Allah give me life till the day of judgment but when Adam made dua he said Rabana notice the difference iblees is demanding Adam is requesting and is saying o my lord Rabana and Allah says in the quran To Allah belongs all beautiful names so make dua using those names ask by using Allah's name and attributes, you will find some of the name relevant to that dua if you want forgiveness think of Allah's name for forgiveness Ya Rehman Ya Rahim Ya Ghafoor Ya Tawab if you want something of sustenance ya Razzakh Ya Kareem Ya Manan if your want a child Ya Wahab what ever you want from Allah you will find a name of Allah that is perfect for your request so that is why we study the names of Allah so we ask Allah using his names and attributes Rabana is the most common name in dua why because you are showing Allah you are my RAB rab means lord it means master it means sustainer when u say Rabana you are saying oh Allah you will take care of me no one else so when we make dua we use all Allah's name this is etiquette's of dua.

Of the etiquette's of dua we acknowledge our sins when we make dua we must always feel embarrassed to raise our hands to Allah why who am i to ask Allah when I'm so sinful what right do i have to expect anything from Allah think we have disobeyed Allah morning and evening and here i still raise my hands and Allah will still give me should not i be ashamed of my sins think of this because this is the sign of sincerity this is the sing of faith just like Adam A.S how did he began the dua oh Allah i have wronged my self i don't deserve asking you but i still need to because i don't have any other hope look at that attitude and that attitude is iman. look how often we have sinned and still we have that audacity to ask all we need to realize our sins impediment between us and that dua so the first thing we do oh Allah i know I'm sinful oh Allah i have sinned a lot i know oh Allah forgive me those sins and give me what i need Allah i know I'm not worthy of all this you have given me but only you can give and only you are the giver so please give me what i need this is the most important etiquette of dua that's why prophet pbuh said that the most blessed dua of repentance a man to acknowledge his sins to say oh Allah I'm your servant Allah i have committed sins against you and i know those sins please forgive me so acknowledging that you don't deserve that but u still need it this is the essence of iman and faith.

We can conclude by mentioning that dua is the heart of worship it is the foundation it is the relationship between you and Allah that is why every single human being even the atheist makes dua once a time when the atheist gonna face death when the atheist is in difficult situation what does he says oh god save me he doesn't even believe in God but he needs to make dua to God just like iblees he refuse to obey Allah but he still make a dua to Allah. dua is the basic element of being human the Muslim directs that dua to Allah alone continuously frequently always making dua for all of the needs of day and night Aisha RA said even if your shoe lace breaks make dua to Allah to replace it because unless Allah will it to replace if not it will never be replaced you ask Allah everything because you need Allah for everything and the sign of iman is to know momin is asking and asking and he is never tired of him asking. humans more you ask the more he despises you Allah more you ask more he loves you this is the reality of our faith the more you turn to Allah swt the more you acknowledge that Allah swt is our lord Muslims realize that our honor lies in humbling ourselves before Al AZIZ the one full of honor and our strength and power comes from admitting our total helplessness and dependence upon Al Qavi Al Qadeer Ql Aziz and know the strongest way of communication between us and lord is the way of dua. Dua is the strongest weapon Allah swt says in the Quran

When my servants ask you about me tell them I'm close to them I'm the one who responds to the dua of anyone who does the dua.

May Allah swt make us among those who truly worship him in day and in night in perseverance and in hardship in ease and comfort.

Allah Will Respond to the Caller | Make Dua no matter what - Nouman Ali Khan


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    4 years ago

    Salamu Alaikum Brothers n Sister Pease l need help am suffering with jinns n sihir

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    5 years ago


    A wonderful, very helpful and spiritually beneficial article. Amazing and eye-opening. May Allah (SAW) bless and guide you in this blessed month. Inshallah, I will make duaa for both you and the brother above. I have only had some duaas accepted, inshallah I will learn from you.

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    5 years ago

    Salam brothers and sisters,

    I've committed a sin, I hurt my best friend. They won't forgive me. I really want them to forgive me, I dua for this every namaz prayer, if you can make dua for this for me it'll be great.

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    5 years ago

    Salamu Alaikum Brothers and sisters Please I need your prayers after anything good you did Please manshing my name in your prayers Allah has the bes reword for us Thanks.

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    Naaz siddiqui 

    5 years ago

    subhan allah.. shuqriya

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    5 years ago

    Very nice hub. May Allaha bless you. Please visit my first blog

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    I F Khan 

    6 years ago from UK

    Thanks for your comment Zubair

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    Zubair Ahmed 

    6 years ago

    ASA, another excellent hub sister thank you for sharing. I agree 100% that dua from an absent heart is not accepted. How often do you perform acts of worship only to find that or heart and mind is elsewhere. I have had many of my dua's accepted and I know whole heartedly those were occasions when I wept and sincerely asked Allah for his help and guidance. There have also been occasions when I have done dua only for it to remain just words.


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