Du'a means supplication. It is the act of asking Allah for something, du'a is considered one of he best forms of worship. Allah encourages us to make supplication to Him: And your Lord says: "Call on Me; I will answer your (Prayer)!" — Qur'an, sura 40 (Ghafir), ayat 60

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Is it permissible to pray for my own death?

Is it permissible in Islam for someone to pray for themselves to die? Assuming you do nothing to purposefully bring about death on yourself.
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Collective dua in India [on hold]

Can anyone post the transliteration and meaning of the dua that is commonly made in congregation in India. This dua seems to be common across india.
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Is reciting qunoot mandatory in fajr salat?

In shaafi's book, I have studied that 'Qunoot is mandatory in fajr salat', after returning from second ruku, we have to recite qunoot at childhood. After that, I'm not having believe on shaafi , ...
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Is it required to recite durood in dua?

If someone does not recite durood in dua and plainly asks Allah for what he wants, is his dua valid? Does he have to recite durood in dua or is it optional? Please answer with proof. Thank you.
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Speaking during sex

Is it allowed to talk with spouse during the sexual intercourse ? i have heard as its not good to talk. and is there any dua (invocation) to be recited before having intercourse every time and any ...
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Is it permissible to make dua'a during a mandatory prayer?

Bismillah. Someone once told me that it's better to make du'a in the sajda (prostrating) when we are praying a sunnah prayer, rather than to make it during a mandatory prayer. Is this true? Or can we ...
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Where is the Nur Buat prayer from?

I have chanced upon this blog (link below) and found the Nur Buat prayer. http://magicseaopen.blogspot.sg/2012/05/gift-from-god-nur-buat-prayer.html I been searching for the past hour to find out ...
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What do we ask Allah? [duplicate]

My friend who is not a muslim, needs help to finding something, he is not catholic or anything like that, but she is trying to find out the truth about something and also the thing itself. She is ...
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Helping someone with du'as

Assalamu'alaikum! I have someone who is trying to find something that was lost a year ago, and she needs help, I cannot ask her to read the du'as we have to read since she's catholic, but she is my ...
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How do I know if I should make dua for what I want or stop making dua?

Considering the meaning of destiney, we can change our destiney with dua. What if I want something so much but I don't know if it's good for me or not? And Allah knows the best, so what he has ...
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How can I make dua for a Muslim who committed suicide?

I read that if a Muslim committed suicide, then that person will enter hell without any question. How can I make dua for a Muslim brother who committed suicide? (i.e. what are the things that I can ...
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How to overcome the bad effects of mother's curse?

When he was a child, a Muslim brother's mother would curse him when she was angry with him owing to his naughtiness with words like "May you always cry in your life," and other such strong curses. ...
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Am I allowed to make Duaa against someone ?

I would like to know if its ok to make duaa and pray for someone to receive the same as they did to me whether it is good or bad. Someone did something bad and is continuing with their evil ...
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ًWhat are the sins that was stated in Duaa Kumail?

In Duaa Kumail ben Ziad you can read this: اَللّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي الذُّنُوبَ الَّتي تَهْتِكُ الْعِصَمَ، اَللّـهُمَّ اغْفِـرْ لِي الذُّنُوبَ الَّتي تُنْزِلُ النِّقَمَ، اَللّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي ...
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Which Dua is know as Mustadafeen/Mustazafeen?

I've looked around to try to find some posts on this but none that address my specific question (that I could find). I want to know which Dua is known as Mustadafeen or Mustazafeen according to Hadith ...
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Wishing to convert [closed]

What if Allah does not answer your prayer if you have asked Him whether Islam is the right way to follow. Should I wait and keep on praying or just forget about my desire and move on the way I always ...
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Should one keep on praying if they haven't realized that their prayers have been answered? Are prayers answer in dreams?

Allah listens to every prayer and answers all of them when the time's right. Suppose one doesn't realize that He has answered or that an answer was from Him. Question: Should one keep on praying ...
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Drinking a Dua?

When my Aunty was pregnant she would put this paper in some water and drink it. I am not sure what it was and why she would do it. The paper has writing and she would want to wash the writing off the ...
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Making Dua to Marry a Specific Person

Assalaamualaikum! Is it possible that Allah changes the person one will marry if one makes a dua, because prayers can change fate of a person if Allah accepts that dua? In other words, can one ask ...
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What is Sahih al-Jami`?

A relative mailed me this du'a after my mother passed away last week. Whoever is stricken with sadness, grief, sickness or hardship and says: "Allahu Rabbi, la sharika lah" (Allah is my Lord, ...
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What's the significance of placing one's right hand over the head after the prayer?

What is the significance of placing the right hand on one's head after the prayer? Is it a manner of praying/supplication? If so, how is it different from the usual raising of the palms and having ...
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Dua to make irate People Happy

My Question is, What is the dua to make irate people i.e someone which is disappointed and not talking to someone, Happy and talking to him? I am asking this question because my Sister (which is not ...
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Dua'a for things you do not mean

Sometimes i subconsciously ask for bad things in my Dua'a that i don't want. Because i know that i'm not supposed to ask it, it just happens. e.g. i will make a Dua'a that my children will be happy ...
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Best to wake up for fajr by alarm or by nyyah(intention)?

I believe not only me, but many Muslims around the world has experienced one great challenge---wake up for fajr. I heard a practice that the best way to wake up is to wake up by making niyyah ...
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Dua for non believing sister

I am a Muslim and have one sister who is a non believer, she worships Gea, a mythological entity. Is it haraam for me to make Dua and ask forgiveness for her. I have read some hadith on the subject ...
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Is sujood is permissible outside salat when it is only for asking Dua?

Is it permissible to ask dua in state of sujood outside salat? i.e. just for sake of DUA, can we do sujood?
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Dua after prayer! [duplicate]

Assalamu Alaikum. I'd like to know if making Dua along with the Imaam after prayer which is generally seen everywhere is permissible in Islam or we can make Dua alone? I came to learn it could lead to ...
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Is it sunnah to make group dua after Fard jamaath prayer?

I know that it is sunnah of prophet(PBUH) to make group dua and say ameen for that. But, my question is Is it sunnah to make group dua after Fard jamaath prayer? In our area(Tamilnadu, India) we ...
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What is the difference between saying Oh My Allah and Oh Allah

we use two different prayers and call the Lord Almighty in different ways. for example O Allah forgive my sins O My Allah Forgive my sins What is the difference between above two ways. Thank You ...
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What is Dua Qunut and when should we recite it in the Prayer/Salat?

Assalamualaikum everyone. As the title says: What is Dua Qunut and when should we recite it in the Prayer/Salat? Please post the Dua/Sura too. I need to learn it
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Is it allowed to make dua for non muslims?

Is it allowed to make dua for non-muslims? If so, then please suggest one for me because I am to give out a dua for them in front of the whole school to pass their exams.
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Should i say sallallahu alaihi wa sallam or alaihis salam within salat

If Muslims hear or utter the name of any prophet (peace be upon them all) they say sallallahu alaihi wa sallam or alaihis salam ('peace be upon him') For example, Muhammad (pbuh), Jesus (pbuh). ...
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Dua qunoot in Witr prayer

What is the source of this dua (dua qunoot read in Witr prayer by people from Hanafi school)? Are these verses from holy Quran or Sunnah? Allahumma inna nasta'inuka wa nastaghfiruka, wa nu'minu ...
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How many names are provided for Allah in Quran and Hadith?

When there are already 1000 questions are the islam.StackExchange, I found it interesting to ask the question 1001 about 1001 names of Allah: There is a Du'a narrated from Imam Ali-ibn-Hussain from ...
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What can a Muslim say in genuflection and prostration of prayers (Roku' and Sajdah)?

There are very nice Ayahs and Du'a to glorify Allah, like: يُسَبِّحُ لِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ الْمَلِكِ الْقُدُّوسِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَكِيمِ - الجمعة 1 Whatever is in ...
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Is dua allowed after khutba?

I would like to know, whether it is allowed to make dua after the Khutba (is it called sermon?) given by any Iman (say in Friday prayer, Eid prayers). I have heard different views from different ...
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Major sources of supplications

I want to know what are the major books for supplications? For Shia Muslims, I know the collection book of mafatih-al-jinan with all the supplications from the prophet and the 12 holy household. ...
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Ismaili Daily Prayer (du'a) Book

Ismailis pray three times a day at fixed times based on the clock. During their prayers, they read, in congregation (or individually), some sort of book which they call a "du'a book." I don't know ...
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Is raising hands in du'a (dua) bid'ah?

I have many questions about that: Is raising one's hands for du'a after each and every salat bid'a? Is it true that the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) never really raised his hands in Du'a except in ...
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Du'aa to say when I start my Salat

What should I say immediately after starting any Salat? i.e, after Takbeer (saying Allahu Akbar الله أكبر) and before beginning recitation of Fatiha.
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Are curses the exact opposite of dua's?

Are curses the exact opposite of dua's? I understand from the last question I asked titled "Dua with or without action" that dua's need to be followed by action, i.e. if your dua is for health and ...
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Dua with or without action

There is a hadees relating a Prophet and a Bedouin One day Prophet Muhammad ( peace and blessings be upon him) noticed a Bedouin leaving his camel without tying it. He asked the Bedouin - Why ...
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What is the meaning of saying “amin” after dua?

Why do we say Amin after doing a dua (praying) ? What does Amin mean? Christians say a similar word; namely Amen. Is this only a coincidence?
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What du'aa should I say after salah?

Is there a specific du'a that I should say after salah, or can I say any du'a? If possible, please give a transliteration of this du'a. Note: I did some research and found multiple answers. I would ...
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Can we change our destiny by “dua”?

On one hand, I've learned that our destiny is fixed and does not change. On the other hand, I've learned a concept called "dua" which I use to talk to Allah, complaining and such. So would my "dua" ...
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why a Muslim should take his hands to sky while praying? is not God under earth?

Is there anything about this in Quran? God exists everywhere. but what is the reason of this? Quran says: وَلِلَّـهِ الْمَشْرِقُ وَالْمَغْرِبُ ۚ فَأَيْنَمَا تُوَلُّوا فَثَمَّ وَجْهُ اللَّـهِ ۚ ...
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Is praying for non muslims allowed in Islam?

Can a Muslim pray for a non Muslim? As far as I know when a Muslim sneezes if someone tells him "Yarhamkom Allah" he can reply by saying "Yahdekom Allah wa yosleh balakom" to him. Are some prayers ...