Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Effective Doa

Doa is a Weapon - Effective Time for Doa

Doa is a Weapon - Effective Time for Doa

Actually I am saddened to know many people do not know how to make a simple doa. They forgot to do:

1. The basics of starting and closing the niyat with Salawat.
2. The need to close doa with "Ameen"
3. etc
4. etc

The Prophet (peace be upon him) has said that the doa is our weapon. But we claim to be believing Muslims, yet we do not know how to do this.

When we do not know how to operate our own weapon, we will find alternatives from the non-Muslims which we think is ok.

At the personal level, even some Muslims are practising meditation from non-Muslim Yoga teachers. And some are learning the "frequencies aura internal energies" from the Eastern Religions to enhance their incomplete doa. And there are some will recite Quran together for purpose of healing with the other reciters reading other scriptures from other religions (Buddha, Hindu, Christian etc) as part of UNIVERSAL Worship ? MASHALLAH........

At the national level, what we do is buy weapons from non-Islamic superpowers and trying to fight the Islamic enemies, and pay much money for replacement weapons, upgrade weapons, and the too many ammunitions. In the end, wars are never-ending and we end-up buying from them, and they get richer !

Wake up and please learn to make full use of doa so that ALLAH will response to our prayers. Many times what happen to our doa, is that the doa is "hanging" because it is not complete. The same way happens if we send an application without completing the mandatory details, the application get KIV.

If the Prophet and the Sahabah and the Imam/Ulama can make doa in the proper way, why don't we do the same? Is it because we feel our amal is higher than them ?, or we are better than them ?! Shocked

Please stop dreaming, our life is too short for dreaming. Wake up and start learning make proper doa.
The Etiquette of Making Du`a

In His book ‘Du`a; The Shield of A Believer; Arrows of Light in The Darkness of Night’, Sheikh Salamah Abul-Kamal, a Muslim writer and Da`iyah, mentioned some manners pertaining to making Du`a:

“1-Praising Allah and sending peace to His Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him.
2-Admitting one’s sins and showing repentance.
3-During supplication, one should begin with himself.
4-Repeating one’s supplication three times.
5-Asking Allah with firm will and seriousness.
6-Using short rich expressions in supplication.
7-Observing humbleness and humility during supplication.
8-The voice of the suppliant should be neither so loud nor so low.
9-The suppliant should end his supplication with saying ‘Ameen’ meaning ‘O Allah! Accept my supplication!’
10-Gaining provision through lawful means.”

Based on the English translation of the book, published by Dar Al-Manarah, Egypt.

The Optimum Times for Making Du`a

There are many optimum times of Du`a mentioned by scholars. The late Imam Hasan Al-Banna, in his Tract of Munajaah, sheds light on some of them, as follows:

“1-Between Azan and Iqamah. It reported that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: Du`a made between Azan and Iqamah is not rejected.” The Companions said: “What shall we say, O Messenger of Allah?” “Seek Allah’s grace in this world and in the afterlife”, replied the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him.” (Reported by Abu-Dawud and At-Tirmizi)

2-In prostration. Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, quotes the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, as saying: “The nearest a Muslim is to his Lord is while he is in prostration. So, make Du`a in it.” (Reported by Muslim, Abu Dawud and An-Nasa’i)

3-While on travel and while being subject to oppression. The Hadith of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, reads: “Three kinds of Du`a are surely answered; the Du`a of an oppressed, the Du`a of a traveler and the Du`a of a parent against his son or daughter.” (Reported by Abu-Dawud and At-Tirmizi)

4-In the middle of the night. Also, Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, quotes the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, as saying: “Almighty Allah manifests Himself at the first heaven, during the last third of night, and says: ‘Is there any suppliant so that I answer him? Is there anyone asking so that I fulfill his need? Is there any seeker of forgiveness so that I forgive his sins.’”

Based on Imam Al-Banna’s Tract of Munajaah, published by Dar Ash-Shihab, Egypt.

Almighty Allah knows best.

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