Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Virtues of Dua

Excerpts from ~ Ramadaan 1434 Programmes

وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ
“And your Lord says: ‘Call upon Me, I will answer you” ~ Surah Ghaafir 40:60

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During Ibadat, like Salaat, a person fully submits before Allah through making ruku, sujood, supplicating, glorifying and praising Allah …

Similarly, in Dua, a person is engaged in begging from Allah Ta’ala … He raises his hands- his ‘begging bowl’ and submits to Allah Ta’ala, directing all his attention towards to Him alone, displaying his total dependance on Allah Ta’ala, for all his needs …

Nabi Sallallaahu ‘alaihi Wasallam said : الدُّعَاءُ مُخُّ الْعِبَادَةِ “Dua is the essence of Ibadah (worship).” [Tirmdhi]

Nabi Sallallaahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam used to supplicate with All~Encompassing and Comprehensive Duas :

“Allahumma Rabbana Aatina fid-dunya hasanatan wafil- Akhirati hasanatan waqina azaaban Naar.” ~ Oh Allah, our Lord, give us  the good of this world, and the good of the life hereafter, and save us from the punishment of the hell-fire.

“Allahumma inni as’alukal-huda, wat-tuqa, wal-`afafa, wal-ghina ~ O Allah! I beseech You for guidance, piety, chastity and contentment.’ ~ [Muslim]

“Allahummaghfirli Warhamni Wahdini Warzuqni Wa-Afini” ~ O Allah, forgive me, show mercy on me, guide me, provide for me, and grant me security.