Dua is where all Muslims talk about their problems, to thank Allah, talk about what have been stressing them, or even a simple wish that they wanted. Dua is basically a personal conversation between one individual with the Almighty Allah SWT. Muslims can talk about anything with Dua.
This is the best time to make Dua:
- The Last Third Of the Night
Last third of the night is when we divide 3 parts of hours between maghrib and fajr and the last part is the third of the night. It is when we me tahajud and during that time dua is very effective.
Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: ‘In the last third of every night our Rabb (Cherisher and Sustainer) (Allah (SWT)) 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]
- Between Adhaan and Iqamah
Anas (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: ‘A supplication made between the Adhan and Iqama is not rejected.’
[Ahmad, abu Dawud #521, at-Tirmidhi #212, Sahih al-Jami #3408, an-Nasai and Ibn Hibban graded it sahih (sound)]
- After Obligatory Prayers
Narrated Abu Omamah (RA): that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) was asked, O Messenger of Allah, which supplication is heard (by Allah (SWT), he said the end of the night and at the end of the obligatory Salat (prayer) [at-Tirmidhi].
This time is after saying ‘At-tahyat’ , and before making Tasleem (finishing prayer)
- During the Rainfall
Rainfall is a blessing from Allah to his creatures. It is one of the effective time to make Dua.
‘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 (SWT) so, one should take advantage of this time when Allah (SWT) is having mercy on His slaves.
- The Night of ‘Qadr’
This night is the greatest night of the year.
The Almighty Allah SWT said about it, “The night of Al-Qadar (Decree) is better than a thousand months.” [Surah al-Qadr, 97: 3]
This night is in the one of the last 10 days of a blessing 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 he doors of Paradise are opened, the worshipper is encouraged to turn to Allah to ask for his needs for this world and the Hereafter.
There are many effective time to make Dua. Let’s make Dua whenever we have a chance. Allah love to hear from His people.
Written by: Amirah
Photographed by: Amirah