Friday 24 June 2022

How to make a supplication / Dua (دُعا)

Supplication is a powerful tool in the hands of believers to invoke countless mercies of Allah. While Allah has promised to listen to each and every supplication made by His faithful servants, yet our supplications remain far from the etiquettes  of making a supplication / Dua (دُعا) .

Generally it is seen that we while making a Dua, we take help of pre written supplications, just read these out and think that these will have any effect. Well this certainly is not the case. So how do we make a supplication?

Well making supplications should never be a sort of robotic action. We sit, say after a prayer, and recite a few well worded Dua from a book with no emotions and apathy in our sayings. Dua in fact is a heartfelt conversation with our Creator. It is sort of one to one conversation between a servant and a Most Compassionate Master. So we should not suppress our emotions, rather we should let them flow as the ooze out from our heart uncensored. 

In fact we should not be praying, rather we should be talking to our Rabb, the Master of the entire universe.  We should be talking our heart out for we a re addressing Allah, the Most Compassionate and the Most Merciful, the same way we make a pledge in each of our prayers when reciting the initial verses of Surah 1. Al Fatiha. We after invoking His countless mercies by mentioning His many attributes, we need to tell Him why we are talking to Him and why we need Him to answer our supplications.

We need to tell Him all our needs, spell out all our worries and problems in a manner that He is moved by our sincerity in speaking to Him and our total faith in Him and unflinching conviction in Him that He alone is the one who can redress our grievances and make lift away the burden from our heart and soul. We really need to beg Him and carryout to Him.
Continuously turning to Allah Almighty in Dua is a sign of one’s conviction in Him and the more one turns to Him, the more one’s faith increases. Dua is a condition of the heart and conversation with one’s Maker in the language of one’s choice. A Hadith says, Dua is a means of beseeching Allah Almighty for the fulfillment of all our needs no matter how mundane or insignificant as it may be; or significant as facing overwhelming odds in the battlefield (Tirmidhi).
Please read our series of posts on "Selected Invocations  (Dua / دُعا) from Qur'ān" which are chosen form Qur'an in which Allah Himself guides us how to seek His help and blessings.

Remember, He already knows what worries us, yet He listens to us and feel happy that despite our miseries and hard times, it is only His mercy that we are looking for  and it is He alone Who can resolve our miseries. And don't just do it once, keep pressing Him for may be He is testing our patience and steadfastness and seeing whether we really trust Him is the Single Supreme Being who can help us and no worldly deities at all.

Allah promises to listen to His servants as mentioned in the 16th verse of Surah 50 Qaf:
وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا ٱلْإِنسَـٰنَ وَنَعْلَمُ مَا تُوَسْوِسُ بِهِۦ نَفْسُهُۥ ۖ وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ ٱلْوَرِيدِ 
And We have already created man and know what his soul whispers to him, and We are closer1 to him than [his] jugular vein.

So if Allah is so close, why find others to readdress our grievances? For He is ever closer to ever man He created and more closer to the ones with complete faith in Him. Be among the ones to whom He is more closer and rest assured our supplications will never go unheard and UNACTIONED. Also remember that no one else can make a Dua for you better than yourself for he may not be able to put his heart and soul in praying for you. Be the one yourself to pray for you and your near and dear ones in distress or your parents who are no more. Allah is moved when someone prays for others from his heart and sincerity, for it is the sincerity of heart which is the driving force in carrying forward your Dua to Allah.

May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and help us to act upon the commandments of Allah contained therein. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others life miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Please refer to our Quick Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān and how to seek guidance.
Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully.

If you like Islam: My Ultimate Decision, and to keep yourself updated on all our latest posts to know more about Islam, follow us on Facebook

Please share this page to your friends and family members through Facebook, WhatsApp or any means on Social Media so that they can also be benefited by it and better understand Islam and the Qur'ān - Insha Allah (Allah Willing) you shall be blessed with the best of both worlds.


Post a Comment

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More