The Importance of Dua and Supplication in Islam
Dua is approaching Allah for help or for the satisfaction of a specific need. It communicates a slave’s defenselessness and reliance on Allah, the All-Powerful and Merciful. It is the channel through which one gets legitimately in contact with one’s Creator.
The motivation behind man’s creation is love and as indicated by a Hadeeth, ‘dua is the pith of love’. (Tirmizi) And as indicated by another Hadeeth, ‘dua is the love’. (Tirmizi)
Similarly as Salah, Sawm, Zakah, Hajj and so on are demonstrations of love, dua too is a demonstration of love. Hence similarly as one sets aside out effort to supplicate Salah or to present the Qur’an or make zikr, correspondingly, concurring equivalent significance to dua, one ought to likewise set aside out adequate effort for dua.
The target behind each demonstration of love اذكار الصباح والمساء is the Recognition of Allah as the Creator and the All-Powerful, and that one demonstrations as indicated by His Will and not as one loves. A Servant of Allah acknowledges his shortcomings and perceives his requirement for Allah. Out everything being equal, this humbleness and absolute accommodation is best communicated in dua. Besides, different demonstrations of love can turn into a wellspring of pride while dua is a demonstration which is normally liberated from any hint of pride.
These days, dua has gotten a simple custom. It has become a normal practice which one is familiar with perform at specific times. Individuals lift their hands for a couple of seconds at the hour of dua, expressing a couple of words, some deliberately, and some without acknowledging what they are requesting.
Today scarcely anyone resorts to dua for answers for their issues. For the vast majority dua is a commitment which is the most hard to rehearse. Indeed, even at the favored spots and in the favored minutes, a brief time involved by duas will appear hours. All things considered, we find that the commitment in Salah or the recitation of the Qur’an is generally simpler than making dua. This just mirrors our good ways from the Being of Allah, as dua is the main demonstration of love which furnishes us with the chance to speak with Allah in the way we wish. Absence of focus in this demonstration of love shows that the presentation of different demonstrations of love are additionally standard and shallow, and coming up short on the genuine quintessence. In the event that we really delighted in the Proximity of Allah, we would unavoidably have discovered satisfaction in trusting in Him and entreating Him. We would have consistently felt an energy to go to Him, in open and in isolation.
Huge numbers of us make dua irresolutely, not persuaded whether our requests will be replied or not. We should realize that Allah consistently answers the duas of individuals. In any case, it may not generally appear so and numerous individuals, neglecting to encounter the impacts quickly, start to feel disheartened and put off. This, nonetheless, ought not be the situation, as Allah, the All-Hearing, without a doubt hears and acknowledges the petitions of individuals, just that the duas of some are addressed promptly, while those of others are conceded for their own advantage.
One should remember that the acknowledgment of duas likewise relies upon the desires for an individual. Allah manages individuals as per what they expect of Him. In one Hadeeth, the Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasallam has related the accompanying Statement of Allah: ‘I treat my worker as he expects of me…’ (Bukhari, Muslim)
The Ahadeeth additionally reveal to us that duas (given that their necessities have been satisfied) are acknowledged constantly, however their acknowledgment is showed in both of the three underneath referenced ways: Sometimes, Allah promptly answers them and favors the searchers with what they have requested; now and then He substitutes what they have requested with something that in His Knowledge was better for them; or on the other hand, through the gifts of the dua, He eliminates a looming cataclysm that was to come upon them. Now and again, neither of the above may unfold, however on such events, the dua is cherished for the Hereafter. These unanswered duas will bear so much prize that an individual, on the Day of Qiyamah, will wish that none of his duas were acknowledged on the planet. (Kanzul ‘Ummal) Abstaining from haram (garments, food, pay, and so forth.) is another fundamental essential for the acknowledgment of dua. The Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasallam once went on about an individual who ventures broadly, his hair rumpled and secured with dust. He lifts his hands towards the sky (and in this way makes the petition): “O Lord, O Lord,” at that point the Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasallam stated, “However his eating routine is unlawful, his beverage is unlawful, his garments are unlawful and his sustenance is unlawful. How at that point can his petition be acknowledged?” (Muslim)