Questions tagged [dua]

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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Can I make dua for the past?

I don't know if this makes sense but: What if I desperately pray and say "O Allah!, please make sure that my laptop wasn't hacked at that time (in the past)". As Allah knows everything about our ...
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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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Regarding oppressed people

Is it true that an oppressed persons prayers are answered quickly by Allah and we should avoid oppressing people. I want a detailed answer as much as possible for this question.
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When is the time of response mentioned in this following hadith?

I have read a hadith that says, every night there is an hour when no Muslim asks Allah of anything and he will be given that. Can anyone tell me is there any record or authentic opinion about when ...
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Do I have to say this dua before every salah?

Inni wajjahtu wajhiya lillahi fatiri s-mawaati wal ard hanii-fa-n wamaa ana minal mushrikeen. For example, let's say I want to pray Maghrib (3 raka'a fard and 2 raka'a sunnah). So, I first recite ...
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Is a non-Muslim allowed to make Dua?

A friends family member has passed and I was asked to make Dua. I’m not Muslim so I looked it up but am I allowed to do so? I didn’t want to be rude and reject without knowing for sure.
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Is it acceptable to place the elbows on my thighs and knees during supplication because of tiredness?

When I perform supplication (dua), I raise my hands but after several minutes my arms feel tired, so in general I feel more comfortable to place my elbows on my thighs or knees. I still do maintain ...
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Are there different positions or manners to raise hands for du'a depending on the situation?

My question is about the fiqh of du'a: In the sunnah we read: Anas b. Malik reported that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) prayed for rain pointing the back of his hands to the sky. (Sahih Muslim) The ...
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Is it compulsory to recite short duas in Arabic?

I wanted to know if the short duas, like while travelling, while getting on a vehicle, while entering/exiting toilets, making decision for wudu/salat, etc are compulsory to be said in Arabic or could ...
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What portion of Sura al-Hashr should minimally be recited as post salat and dua supplication?

I am Sunni hannafi muslim and the tradition at the masjids I attend, the imam recites the last portion of ayas from sura al-Hashr (Quran:59) after the duas of the morning (Fajr) and noon (Zuhr) salats,...
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Is it true that the recording angels on our shoulders say “Ameen” to the negative things we say/questions we ask?

Asalam alaikum! I just had an argument with someone about this, who told me I shouldn't even ask negative questions. (I asked something along the lines of, "What if the car breaks down?" And he ...
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What is the origin of the supplication: “O Allah, light my heart with knowledge”?

There is a du'a' (supplication) that says: اللهم نور بالعلم قلبي، وافتح بطاعتك بدني، وخلص من الفتن سري، وقني شر وساوس الشيطان، واجرني منه يا رحمن، حتى لا يكون له علي سلطان وقل ربي زدنى علما ...
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Can we exchange our good deeds in order to get something in this world?

Can we exchange our good deeds in order to get something in this world? I saw many people that pray to Allah that "he can take my good deeds and in return he give my parents or friend longer life" ...
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What do you say during the final Tashahhud, and when standing up from Rukuu'?

What is obligatory to say in salah? Question: In salah, is saying: rabbi ighfir li (Arabic: ربى اغفر لى) and rabbana wa lak al-hamd (Arabic: ربنا ولك الحمد) obligatory or is it sunnah? Also when you ...
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Is there a correct way to do dua after salaah? (Sunni, Hanafi, Deobandi viewpoint)

Is there a correct way to do dua after salaah? I have been told that if you do not mention the prophet of Islam in your dua's, your dua does not get accepted apparently. Not sure if this is true or ...
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Is making dua by raising hand after sunnah prayer valid?

Assalamualaikum. I am seeing some hadith that making dua by raising hand after prayer is not valid. I found the following fatwa that is recommending making dua by raising hands after fard prayer. ...
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How to make dua? Please help!

I am very confused because I'm not sure at what point in my prayer that i'm suppose to do dua. Do I do dua in a fard prayer? Do I do dua between the tashahhud and salam? Do I do dua after salam (end ...
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making dua in salah

can I make dua in prostration in mother tongue? if I can then when inside in salah or I should make extra prostration/sperate prostration without salah to make dua? can I make dua in prostration of ...
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What is the significance of Dua Simat?

I am reading the wikipedia page on Dua Simat دعاء السمات, but it does not clearly reference any Islamic texts. Are there any (sunni) hadiths relating to this Dua? Edit: From wiki, The initial (...
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Are there any dua's to help getting married to someone?

I want to get married soon. I have a person whom I want to get married to. But my parents are not allowing as they don’t like the guy. They think he is not the right choice and never even talked to ...
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Supplication (dua) for sakina

There is usually a supplication from an authentic source (such as the major hadith collections) for (almost) every occasion. Is there one for: asking for sakina (tranquility)?
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What Dua can I make to ask Allah to ease the difficulties of another person?

I found this Dua: https://hamariweb.com/islam/musibat_zada_ko_dekhte_waqt_ki_dua_md48.aspx الحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذِي عَافَانِي مِمَّا ابْتَلاكَ بِهِ، وَفَضَّلَنِي عَلَى كَثيْر ٍ مِمَّنْ خَلَقَ تَفْضِيْلا....
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is the allowed in islam to look at first moon of RABI UL AWAL and put our hands up for dua?

we have listen to many people to that first look at the moon of RABI UL AWAL AND wish what ever you want will probably come true but some people said that it is haram because moon is the creation of ...
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What is Qunût an-Nawâzil?

What is Qunût an-Nawâzil? I came across this term while reading a book, I have never heard this term before and unfortunately the book barely explained what it was. From what I was able to guess it is ...
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How authentic is salat ul hajah?

I have read a hadith about salat ul hajah or prayer of need which says pray two rakat after ablution and then making a particular Dua. But the grade of the hadith is daif. My question is, is there any ...
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The Role of Du'as in religion and Qurb e Elahi?

According to Shia, there are many du'as refering to ahl al=bait narrated in many books as Sahifa Sajjadiah, Mafatih al-Janan, Iqbal and Mesbah.... that are considarable.What is the role and postion of ...
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Is it allowed to say ameen when imam asks Dua after every prayer?

I heard that duas cannot be asked in group and it should be asked alone but In my country, after every prayer , after completing the dhikr , imam asks Dua and all people say ameen thinking that the ...
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How to ask forgiveness when you wish something bad?

Well now we are in a very critical situation because of corona. All the educational institutions are closed. I am also a student.I wished corona to never end. Because if corona ends I have to go to ...
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Can the grave of the Prophet ever be worshipped?

The hadith : O Allah, do not turn my grave into an idol that is worshiped. Musnad ahmad and Muwaata imam Malik. Some people derive from this that the Prophet's grave would never be worshipped as ...
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Reading duas again and again

Aoa I have begun to have mild OCD for the past few months and struggle whenever I am reading duas. For example, I read a dua to seek protection from trials and tribulations, which you read when you ...
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Is it must to follow a negative result after praying istikhara

Assalamu aleykum I had relationship with a boy for nearly 2 years. We chose each other for our deen and planned to get married. Alhamdulilah our parents accepted. Within our relationship we had ...
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Does wiping your nose during Munajat breaches the act?

Assalamualaikum.At the end of the my salat I regularly perform "Munajat".Sometimes what happens is I get really emotional and tears start rolling down providing me with runny nose that makes me look ...
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How are prayers answered?

If we pray to Allah (SWT) for something, but it does not happen or does not happen fully, do we say Allah still answered the prayer but in His Wisdom he did not grant exactly what we requested? Or, ...
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Is magic real? I want to get rid of jinns

I think I have jinns in my house and I want to get rid of them . Need references from Quran and hadith. We hear weird sounds sometimes and we get horrible dreams and repeated dreams. What do you do if ...
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Dua getting answered

I made a dua then I became hasty even after knowing that I shouldn't do that I did but I want my dua to get answered. What to do?
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Best dua al mas'ala

Yasir Qadhi in series "dua weapon of believer " explains 2 types of dua. The first being dua al ibadat. The second is dua al mas'ala دعاء المسألة. Revelation has explicitly mentioned the best dua al ...
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In Jannah, can I ask to live a life as a footballer?

Asalumallakum brothers and sisters, Since a child, i have always been a die hard football fan. I have always dreamed to become a footballer and play in Europe. So i want to know, if i enter jannah ...
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Any effective Dua to pass the exam

Assalamualaikum.i am a student.I am currently preparing for an exam.It is very tough for me to pass the exam and obtain a good rank.But I am trying my level best and studying very sincerely.Can you ...
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Giving up sin for accepting dua

I am doing one sin long time (more than 10yrs Please include me in your duas). But now I have dua that I wish very very to accept by allah. So i give up all the sins and started doing good indeeds. ...
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Duas in my mind i dont want

Sometimes I accidentally make duas in my mind which I do not want. IF I want something, my mind says something opposite and I start smacking my head because I do not want that dua in my mind to be ...
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Accidentally asking for dua I don’t want in my mind

It’s been a few days now I’ve been wanting something from Allah but then I’m getting these thoughts that are exactly the opposite of what I want. Will the negative duas be accepted? I don’t want them ...
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My Question is is it haram to take picture of a food before eating?

As i have seen many people mostly our muslim, instead of reciting holy verses (بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم). They are taking their meal pictures and posting it on their Instagram for to get likes and fame. ...
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Communication with Allah

Assalamoalaikum Recently I have been praying for something to be happen, its been 1.5months that I am making dua for it even offering salat-e-hajat also repenting to Allah. Due to some facts it is ...
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Will Allah swt ever forgive me and answer my duas?

AoA, I became friends with this boy more than a year ago and we are both in college and only 20 years old. As we got closer and I got to know him more I fell in love with him and then some stuff ...
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Order after Salat?

After salat muslims can do Thikr (33,33,34), Dua, and recite the Qur'an. Is there a specific order (ie. of Dua, Thikr, Qur'an) given in any of the Madhabs for these? Is there a 'correct' order, or are ...