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Today we would like to highlight the many occasions that Allah swt has graced us with the special acceptance of Dua.
I’m sure that many of us are aware of the importance of dua/supplication in our every day busy lives, but this can serve as a reminder as well as an initial awareness insha ALLAH.
The quran mentions on many occasions the value of dua, the following is a small example:
Surah Number: 2, Ayah Number: 186
When My worshipers ask you about Me, I am near. I answer the supplication of the suppliant when he calls to Me; therefore, let them respond to Me and let them believe in Me, in order that they will be righteous.
Surah Number: 10, Ayah Number: 89
He (Allah) said: ‘Your supplication is answered; so go straight and do not follow the way of those who do not know.
Surah Number: 94, Ayah Number: 7
So, when you have finished (your prayer), labor (in supplication),
There are also many hadith supporting this issue as well, such as:
Sunan Abu Dawud Book Number: 8, Hadith Number: 1474
Narrated An-Nu’man ibn Bashir:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Supplication (du’a’) is itself the worship.
(He then recited:) “And your Lord said: Call on Me, I will answer you”
Muslim Book Number: 4, Hadith Number: 1225
Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: The Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) used to teach them this supplication (in the same spirit) with which he used to teach them a surah of the Qur’an. He would thus instruct us: “Say, O Allah! we seek refuge with Thee from the torment of Hell, and I seek refuge with Thee from the torment of the grave, and I seek refuge with Thee from the trial of Masih ad-Dajjal, and I seek refuge with Thee from the trial of life and death.” Muslim ibn Hajjaj said: It has reached me that Tawus said to his son: Did you make thissupplication in prayer? He said: No (Upon this) he (Tawus) said: Repeat the prayer. Tawus has narrated this hadith through three or four (transmitters) with words to the same effect .
Imporatance of Doing Dua For Others - Muslim Book Number: 34, Hadith Number: 6590
Narrated AbudDarda’: Safwan (and he was Ibn Abdullah b. Safwan, and he had been married to Umm Darda’) reported: I visited AbudDarda’s house in Syria. I did not find him there but Umm Darda (was present at the house). She said: Do you intend to perform Hajj during this year? I said: Yes. She Said: Do supplicate Allah for blessing upon us, for Allah’s Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) used to say: The supplication of a Muslim for his brother at his back (in his absence) is responded so long as he makes a supplication for blessings for his brother and the commissioned Angel says: Amen, and says: May it be for you too!
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