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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 perform 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. I'm Not sure if this is ...
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Can you compare something on earth to something in heaven?

This is a question a very intelligent friend of mine is asking. Abdul Basit's voice is described as "Voice of Heaven," is that allowed in islam? Is it halal to imagine heaven?
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Is this Du'a after Wudu proven to be Sahih or Da'if?

Before posing my specific question, I would like to state that there is obviously a great difference to ask about a narration's authenticity which is discussed to be either Hasan or Da'if. ...
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How to ask Allah to conceal my sins

I have lied and committed many sins. This was because I was not connected with Allah in the way I am now. Alhumdullilah I was shown back to the right path, but I’m fearful that my past lied and deceit ...
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do I have to repeat the dua for traveling on a transit?

let's say I'm using a bus, and to my destination I have a transit. Do I have to repeat the dua again on the second bus? or just once for a trip?
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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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Making a duaa from the heart

Salam, I was making duaa and it felt a lot different this time like I was actually making a connection with Allah. I started to cry whilst making duaa and after the duaa I felt relieved and a lot ...
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Can I make that dua?

Is it permitted to make dua for my family, saying "Oh Allah save my family from hellfire and go to Jannah," but they are lazy to pray, and at the same time I want my family to go to Jannah, ...
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Is there any classification for this Hadith?

Al-I'raqi mentioned the following Hadith in Al-Ihya (p. 390), which is narrated in the book Al-Kanz (3593) from Al-Hindi and in the books such as Jam'i al-Hadith (23148) as well as Al-Jam'i al-Kabir (...
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Acceptance of dua

In the past I didn’t know that you had to to send the salutation and I ask Allah for forgiveness in my dua but didn’t send the salution because I didn’t know is my repentance accepted or no ?
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does Allah accept the dua of non muslims

my question is simple, when people from other religions pray to god (of course Allah hears it because he hears all) so does Allah accept that dua? or does Allah only accept dua from muslims.
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gathering to read full quran

As Salamu Aleikum My First question: i am seeking the help of my senior and brothers today concerning gathering to recite the full Quran whereby anyone will be reading a Juz or two. I recently heard ...
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Dua during sujood

Salam, I learned that you can make dua during sujood and that is when you are closest to Allah. Like for example "O Allah please help me in ____". Can you also make a dua where you thank ...
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If I say ... for x times, will God forgive me or give rewards?

I have come along several questions of the kind on this site to repeat a certain phrase several times and get reward or forgiveness. As what I have read and been taught, God promises reward to the ...
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Will this dua actually give me 1 million good deeds?

Aoa! I heard that if you say this dua " La Ilaha Ilal Lah Wahdahu La Sharikalah Lahul Mulk Wala Hul Hamd Yuh Yi Waiyumeet Bihadihil khair Wahu Wa Ala Kull I Shayin Kader" before entering ...
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Is there any such a dhikr?

ASALAMUALAKUM. I have a question...i heard that there is this dhikr or dua that if you say it then Allah will wipe out your major sins called " Astagfirulah al adheem al lazi la ilaha ila huwal ...
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Do you have to make up Witr Prayer if you miss Isha

Assalamuailakum, My understanding is if you miss a prayer you can only make up the fardh as qadha. But Witr is a bit different so if I missed Isha can I make it up before the next prayer? If I don't ...
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Are these two scenarios considered to be Rukyaah or Bid'aa?

Can anybody blow or rub singled out limbs of his body after reciting certain surahs in a singled out time? i.e. can anybody after reciting surah Ar-Rahman blow into his eyes with a belief that it will ...
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Is it bidah to make salutations upon prophet Muhammad at any time?

I heard that Prophet Muhammad said that it’s good to send blessings upon him at fajr and Maghrib, But instead I do at all times (Fajr, Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha), Is this bidah???
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Will my dua be accepted after this?

Assalamualaikum, I made a dua a week ago and I wanted it to complete. So for my dua to complete I did dua during prostration and rade Surah - Fath everyday and tried to lessen my sins. I used to do ...
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is the both dua authentic or one of them is authentic?

Dua 1 is https://sunnah.com/bukhari:6369 حَدَّثَنَا خَالِدُ بْنُ مَخْلَدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي عَمْرُو بْنُ أَبِي عَمْرٍو، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَنَسًا، قَالَ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله ...
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Does reciting Surah Mulk for someone protect them from the torment of the grave? What about non-Muslims?

Salam, I was wondering basically Surah Mulk saves you from the torment of the grave if read before passing away. If you read and blow on a non-Muslim would that count as reading it and will the effect ...
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If I recite this du'a 3 times are all my major and minor sins forgiven?

If I read Astagfiru-l-Laaha-l Azim allazi la ilaaha illa huw al-haiy al-Qaiyyum wa attubu ilayhi 3 times, are all my sins major sins and minor sins forgiven? And shirk too because I have commited ...
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Is this Dua, about meeting people, authentic?

Oh Allah, bring me close to those whom You have brought close to Yourself, and connect me to those whom You have connected to Yourself.
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is saying (innaka la tukhliful mi’ad) in the dua after Adhaan is innovation?

This dua is to be recited after adhaan Allahumma rabba hadhihi-d-da’awati-t-tammati wa-s-Salati-l-qa’imati, ati Muhammadan il-wasilata wa-l-fadilata (wa-d-darajata-r-rafi’ati) wa-b‘ath-hu maqamam ...
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