Best Times to make Dua

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Best Times to make Dua
« on: May 07, 2013, 01:09:58 PM »
There are certain times dua (supplication) is more likely to be Accepted by Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) as mentione by Prophet (salAllahu Alayhi wasalam). These times are as follows:

  1. The Last Third Of The Night
 Abu Hurairah (radiAllahu anhu) narrate that Allah’s essenger (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said : ‘In the last third of every night our Rabb (Cherisher an Sustainer) (Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala)) descends
 To the lowermost heaven and says; “Who is calling Me, so that I may answer him? Who is asking  Me so that may I grant him? Who is seeking forgiveness from Me so that I may forgive him?” [Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith Qudsi]
 Amr ibn Absah narrate that the Prophet said: ‘The closest any worshipper can be to His Lord is during the last part of the night, so if you can be amongst those who remember Allah at that time, then do so.’ [at-Tirmi hi, an-Nasa’i, al-Hakim - Sahih]

2. Late At Night
When people are sleeping and busy with worldly pleasures Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) gives the believers an opportunity, or an answer hour if they can fight sleep an invoke Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) for whatever they need. 
The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said: ‘There is at night and hour, no Muslim happens to be asking Allah any matter of this world or the Hereafter, except that he will be given it, and this (occurs) every night.’ [ Muslim #757]

 3. Between Adhan and Iqamah
 Anas (radiAllahu anhu) narrate that Allah’s Messenger (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said: ‘A supplication made between the Adhan and Iqama is not rejected.’ [Ahma , abu Dawu #521, at-Tirmi hi #212, Sahih al-Jami #3408, an-Nasai and Ibn Hibban graded it sahih (sound)]

 4. An hour On Friday
 Narrate Abu Hurairah (radiAllahu anhu): Allah’s Messenger (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) talked about Friday and said: ‘There is an hour on Friday and if a Muslim gets it while offering Salat (prayer) and asks something from Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala), then Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) will definitely meet his demand.’ And he (the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) pointed out the shortness of that particular time with his hands. [Sahih al-Bukhari]
 Some have said that this hour is from the time the Imam (prayer’s leader) enters the mosque on Friday’s prayer until the prayer is over (ie between the two khutbahs), whereas others have saidthat it is the last hour of the day (ie after the Asr prayer until the Maghrib prayer).
 (Note: when we say an hour here we do not mean the hour everyone knows (60 minutes) but an unspecified period of time because the time counters which we use today came after the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) Had died.

  5. While Drinking Zamzam Water
 Jaber (radiAllahu anhu) narrate that Allah’s Messenger (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said: ‘Zamzam water is for what it is drunk for.’ [Ahma 3: 357 and Ibn Majah #3062]
 This means that when you drink Zamzam water you may ask Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) for anything you like to gain or benefit from this water such as healing from illness…. etc.

 6. While Prostrating
 Abu Hurairah (radiAllahu anhu) narrate that Allah’s Messenger (salAllahu alayhi wasalam), said: ‘The nearest a slave can be to his Lord is when he is prostrating, so invoke (supplicate) Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) much in it.
 [Muslim, abu Dawud, an-Nasa’i and others, Sahih al-Jami #1175]
 When a Muslim is in his Salat (prayer) he is facing Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) and when he prostrates he is the nearest he can be to Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) so it is best to invoke Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) at this time. It is said that while in prostration, one should not ask for worldly needs (ie a nice car, a new job, etc), but for the Hereafter.

7. When Waking Up At Night
Narrated Ubada Bin As-Samit that Allah’s Messenger (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said: ‘Whomever wakes up at night an says La ilaha illallahu wahdahu la shrika lahu lahulmulku, wa lahul hamdu, wa huwa ala kulli shai’in qadir. Alhamdu lillahi, wa subhanallahi wa la ilaha illallahu,wallah akbir, wa la hawla wala quwata illa billah (none has the right to be worshippe but Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) He is the only one who has no partners. His is the kingdom and all the praises are for Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) All the glories are for Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) And none has the right to be worshipped but Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) and Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) is the most Great and there is neither might nor power except with Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) and then says, Allahumma ighfir li (O Allah! Forgive me) or invokes Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala), he will be responde to and if he makes ablution and performs Salat (prayer), his Salat (prayer) will be accepted. [Sahih al-Bukhari]

 8. At The End Of The Obligatory Salat
  Narrated  Abu Omamah (radiAllahu anhu): that Allah’s  Messenger (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) was asked , O  Messenger of Allah, which supplication is heard  (by Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala), he said  the end  of the night and  at the end  of the obligatory Salat (prayer) [at-Tirmi hi]
This time is after saying ‘At-tahyat’ , an  before making Tasleem (finishing prayer)

 9. The Night Of ‘Qadr’ (Decree)
This night is the greatest night of the year. This is the night which the almighty Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) said about it, “The night of Al-Qadar (Decree) is better than a thousand months.” [Surah al-Qa r, 97: 3]
The Night of Decree is one of the odd nights of the last ten nights of the blessed month of Ramadan. The angels  descend   down to the earth, and  the earth is overwhelmed  with peace and  serenity until the break of  dawn and  when the  doors of Paradise are opened , the worshipper is encourage  to turn to Allah to ask for his need s for this world  and  the Hereafter.

 10. During The Rain
Narrated  Sahel Ibn Sa’ad  (radiAllahu anhu): that the  Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said: ‘Two will not be rejected , Supplication when the Adhan (call of prayer) is being called , and  at the time of the rain’. [Al-Hakim 2: 114, and  Abu Dawud  #2540, ibn  Majah]
‘Seek the response to your  du’as when the armies meet, and  the prayer Is called , and  when rain falls’ [reported  by Imam al-Shafi’ in al-Umm, al-Sahihah #1469]
The time of the rain is a time of mercy from Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) so, one should take advantage of this time when Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) is having mercy on His slaves.

 11. At The Adhan
‘Seek the response to your  du’as when the armies meet, an  the prayer Is called, and  when rain falls’ [reporte  by Imam al-Shafi’ in al-Umm, al-Sahihah #1469]
In another ha ith; ‘When the prayer is called, the  doors of the skies are opened , and  the du’a is answered ’ [al-Tayalisi in his  Musnad  #2106, al-Sahihah #1413]

 12. The One Who Is Suffering Injustice And Oppression
 The  Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said  to  dua’a  Ibn Jabal (rad iAllahu anhu), ‘Beware of the supplication of the unjustly treated , because there is no shelter or veil between it (the supplication of the one who is suffering injustice) and  Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala)’  [Sahih Al-Bukhari and  Muslim]
The prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam)  declared , ‘Three men whose  dua is never rejected  (by Allah) are: the fasting person until he breaks his fast (in another narration, when he breaks fast), the just ruler and  the one who is oppressed .’ [Ahmad , at-Tirmidhi - Hasan]
In another hadith; The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam)  declared :
‘Three  du’as are surely answered : The  du’a of the oppressed , the d u’a of the traveler, and  the  du’a of the father/mother (upon their child )’
The One who is suffering injustice is heard  by Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) when he invokes Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) to retain his rights from the unjust one or oppressor. Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) has sworn to help the one who is suffering from injustice sooner or later as the  Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said.

 13. The Traveler
The  Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said ; Three supplications will not be rejected  (by Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala)), the supplication of the parent for his child, the supplication of the one who is fasting, and  the supplication of the traveler. [al-Bayhaqi, at-Tirmidhi - Sahih]
 During travel supplication is heard by Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) if the trip is for a good reason, but if the trip is for a bad intention or to perform illegal things (making sins) this will not apply to it.
 
14. The Parent’s Supplication For Their Child
 The  Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said ; Three supplications will not be rejected  (by Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala)), the supplication of the parent for his child, the supplication of the one who is fasting, and  the supplication of the traveler.
[al-Bayhaqi, at-Tirmidhi - Sahih]

15. Dua After Praising Allah And Giving Salat On The Prophet (Salallahu Alayhi Wasalam) in the tashahhud at the end of salat.
Narrated  Faddalah ibn Ubay  (radiAllahu anhu): that the  Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said:
‘When anyone of you makes  du’a, let him start by glorifying his Lord  and  praising Him, then let him send  blessings upon the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam), then let him pray for whatever he wants’ [abu Dawu  #1481, at-Tirmi hi #3477]
In another hadith; Baqiy ibn Mukhallid  (radiAllahu anhu) narrated  that that the
Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said :
‘Every  du’a is not responded  to until one sends blessings upon the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam)’ [al-Bayhaqi]
In another hadith; Umar (radiAllahu anhu) narrated  that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said :
 ‘Du’a is  detained  between the heavens and  the earth and  no part of it is taken up until you send  blessings upon your Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam)’ [at-Tirmidhi #486]
After a person has finished his tashahhud  and  before saying the ’salam’, supplication at this time is one likely to be responded  to.
 Ibn  Mas’ud  narrates: I was once praying, and  the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam), Abu Bakr a  Umar (were all present). When I sat  down (in the final tashahhud ), I praised  Allah, then sent salams on the Prophet, then started  praying for myself. At this, the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said : ‘Ask, and  you shall be given it! Ask, and you shall be given it!’ [at-Tirmidhi #593 - hasan,  Mishkat al- Misbah #931]

 16. The d a of a M slim for his absent brother or Sister Muslim
Stemming from the heart. The prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said:
‘There is no believing servant who supplicates for his brother in his absence where the angels do not say, ‘the same be for you” [ Muslim]

 17. Dua on the Day of Arafat
The  Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said : ‘The best supplication is the supplication on the  day of Arafat’. [at-Tirmidhi an  Malik]
The  day of Arafat is the essence an  pinnacle of Hajj. On this great And  momentous  day, millions of worshippers gather together on one plain, from every corner of the world , with only one purpose in mind  – to responed to the call of their Creator. During this auspicious day, Allah  does not refuse the requests of His worshippers.
 
18. Dua during the month of Ramadan
Ramadan is month full of many blessings, thus the  du’a of Ramadan is a blessed  one.
This can be inferred  from the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) saying:
‘When Ramadan comes, the Doors of  Mercy (another narration says Paradise) are opened , an  the  doors of Hell are close , and  the Sahitans are locked  up’ Thus, it is clear that  du’a  during Ramadan has a greater chance of being accepted , as the Gates of Paradise and  Mercy are opened . [Sahih al-Bukhari #1899, Muslim #1079 and  others]

 19. Dua when the Armies meet
When the Muslim is facing the enemy in battle, at this critical period , the  du’a of a worshipper is accepted . Sahl ibn Sa’d  (rad iAllahu anhu) narrated  the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said :
 ‘Two  duas are never rejected , or rarely rejected : the  du’a  during the call for prayer, and  the  du’a  during the clamity when the two armies attack each other’ [abu Dawud  #2540, ibn  Majah, al-Hakim]
In another narration: ‘Seek the response to your  du’as when the armies meet, an  the prayer is calledd , and  when rain falls’ [reported  by Imam al-Shafi’ in al-Umm, al-Sahihah #1469]

20. When Muslims gather for the purpose of invoking and remembering
Allah (Dhikrullah) The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said :
If a group of people sit together remembering Allah, the angels will circle them, mercy will shroud  them, peace will  descend  onto them and  Allah will remember them among those with Him. [Muslim]

 21. First Ten days of Dhul- hijjah
The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said :
‘There are no  days  during which good   deeds are more beloved  to Allah than  during these ten  days’ [Sahih al-Bukhai #969 and  others]

 22. Dua when the heart reaches out to Allah and is ready to be totally sincere

 23. At Midnight
 Abu Umamah (radiAllahu anhu) said , the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) was questioned; ‘Which  du’a is hear  (by Allah)?’ He answered, ‘At midnight and  at the end  of every obligatory prayer.’ [at-Tirmidhi - Hasan]

24. Dua of people after the death of a person
In a long hadith, Umm Salamah (radiAllahu anha) narrated  that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said , when Abu Salamah had  just passed  away, and  had  closed  his eyes,
‘Do not ask for yourselves anything but good , for the angels will say ‘Ameen’ to all that you ask for. O Allah, forgive Abu Salamah, and  raise his ranks among those who are guide .’ [Muslim, abu Dawud, Ahmad ]

25. Dua of the one fasting until he breaks his fast
The  Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said; Three supplications will not be rejected  (by Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala)), the supplication of the parent for his child , the supplication of the one who is fasting, and  the supplication of the traveler.
[al-Bayhaqi, at-Tirmidhi - Sahih]

26. Dua of the one fasting at the time of breaking fast
The prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) declared , ‘Three men whose  dua is never rejected  (by Allah) are: when a fasting person breaks fast (in another narration, the fasting person until he breaks his fast),the just ruler an  the one who is oppressed .’[Ahmad , at-Tirmidhi - Hasan]

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Re: Best Times to make Dua
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 11:32:46 AM »

Dear Omar

Thank you for the valuable post, May Allah bless your.

Emran Hossain