In Part 1 we learned about the times and places in Salaah during which duaa is to be made. In addition we learned some of the beautiful Sunnah supplications that are recommended to be made in those positions. This post mentions more such places and times, wherein the chances of the duaa being granted are higher, as per the Sunnah of our Beloved (pbuh).
1. Between the adhaan and the iqaamah
The time between, when the call for prayer is made and when the prayer starts, is a good time to make your favorite duaa.
It is narrated in a saheeh report that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “A duaa offered between the adhaan and iqaamah is not rejected.” (Abu Dawood (521) and Tirmidhi (212))
2. Duaa made when it is raining
In the hadeeth of Sahl ibn Sa’d that is attributed to the Prophet (pbuh). Narrated by Abu Dawood and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani inSaheeh al-Jaami’ (3078).
“There are two which will not be rejected: duaa at the time of the call (to prayer) and when it is raining.”
3. Duaa in the Third part of the Night
A duaa made at the time of Tahajjud, the last part of the night, just before dawn also has been mentioned in the times when duaa is definitely answered.
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “The Lord descends every night to the lowest heaven when one-third of the night remains and says: ‘Who will call upon Me, that I may answer Him? Who will ask of Me, that I may give him? Who will seek My forgiveness, that I may forgive him?’” (Bukhari 1145 and Muslim)
4. At a certain time on Friday
Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) said: “On Friday there is an hour when, if a Muslims happens to pray at that time and ask Allaah for something good, He will give it to him.” (Bukhaari (5295) and Muslim (852)).
The exact hour is as such not mentioned, but it is a popular view among scholars that this hour if after Asr. You should make duaa all day, and more intensely after the time of Asr.
5. When drinking Zam Zam Water
Jaabir (RA) narrated that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “Zamzam water is for that for which it is drunk.” Narrated by Ahmad and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 5502.
Next time you drink Zam Zam water, don’t forget to make duaa 🙂
6. When hearing the crowing of a Rooster
Don’t blink your eyes,you read that right! It is a classified hadeeth of our Beloved (pbuh).
“When you hear the crowing of a rooster, ask Allaah of His bounty, for he has seen an angel.” (Bukhaari, 2304; Muslim, 2729).
7. Duaa made after the soul of the deceased has been taken
When someone dies, make a lot of duaa for yourself and for them as well.
The Prophet (pbuh) entered upon Abu Salamah (after he had died) and his eyes were open. He closed them and said: “When the soul is taken, the gaze follows it.” Some of his family got upset and he said: “Do not pray for anything but good for yourselves, for the angels say Ameen to whatever you say.” (Muslim 2732).
8. Duaa made for a sick person
Duaa made while visiting the sick person is always accepted. Make duaa for the one who is sick and also for yourself. Ask Allah to protect you from the same illness, and bless you and all your loved ones in health.
Umm Salamah said: The Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) said: “When you visit a sick person, say good things, for the angels say Ameen to whatever you say…” When Abu Salamah died, I came to the Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) and said: “Abu Salamah has died.” He said: “Say: O Allaah, forgive me and him, and compensate me well.” She said: I said: And Allaah compensated me with one who was better for me than him: Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). (Muslim, 919)
9. Duaa made when you are wronged by someone.
If you are ever wronged by someone, instead of getting angry retort to making duaa, it will be answered!
“Fear the prayer of the one who has been wronged, for there is no barrier between it and Allaah.” (Bukhaari, 469; Muslim, 19).
Also, make sure you are never the one who wrongs someone else. May Allah keep us safe from harming anyone and forgive us for our shortcomings.
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “The prayer of the one who has been wronged will be answered, even if he is an evildoer, for his evildoing is only against himself.” (Ahmad)
10. Duaa your father makes for you
The duaa of a father for his child, whether it is for the benefit of the child, or its harm, is answered. If you are a father, always ensure that you only make a good duaa for your children.
11. Duaa made while you are fasting
Whether you are fasting in Ramadan or piling up rewards by making voluntary fasts, Allah swt accepts the duaa of a fasting person.
12. When you are travelling
When you are travelling, make sure you make lots and lots of duaa. for duaa of a traveller is not rejected.
In a saheeh hadeeth it is narrated that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “There are three prayers that are not rejected: the prayer of a father for his child, the prayer of the fasting person and the prayer of the traveler.” (Tirmidhi; Narrated by al-Bayhaqi; see Saheeh al-Jaami’, 2032; al-Saheehah, 1797).
13. Duaa of a righteous person for his parents
Always make duaa for your parents. You can never repay their ihsaan on you.
“When the son of Adam dies, all his good deeds come to an end except three: ongoing charity, a righteous son who will pray for him, or beneficial knowledge.” (Muslim,1631)
14. Duaa after the sun has passed its zenith and before Zuhr
It was narrated from ‘Abd-Allaah ibn al-Saa’ib (RA) that the Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) used to pray four rak’ahs after the sun had passed its zenith and before Zuhr, and he said:
“This is a time when the gates of heaven are opened and I want a good deed of mine to ascend during this time.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi and its isnaad is saheeh. See Takhreej al-Mishkaat, 1/337.
15. When going to bed at night
When you are going to sleep, make duaa. Begin your day with duaa and end it with a beautiful duaa too!
“Whoever goes to bed at night and says Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wa Allaahu akbar wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa Billaah (There is no god but Allaah and Allaah is Most Great and there is no power and no strength except with Allaah), then he says: Allaahumma ighfir li (O Allaah, forgive me), or he makes duaa, his prayer will be answered, and if he does wudoo’ and prays, his prayer will be accepted.” (Bukhaari, 1154).
16. Duaa made for someone in their absence
This is a win-win situation! Every time you make a duaa for someone else, in their absence, be it your parents, your siblings, your spouse, your friends or a stranger for that, the same duaa is answered for you too. SubhanAllah how beautiful is that 🙂 Make sure you pray for the goodness of your Muslim brothers and sisters, the angels will be saying Ameen to the same for you 🙂
The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “The supplication of a Muslim for his brother in his absence will certainly be answered. Every time he makes a supplication for good for his brother, the angel appointed for this particular task says: `Ameen! May it be for you, too’.” [Muslim].
This concludes the 2 part series of Times and Places where Duaa is accepted. Hope you found something of use in them.
If you know of any other times and places where duaa is granted, please do let me know in the comments 🙂 JazakAllah Khairan for reading.
May Allah swt grant us all an understanding of our religion, help us learn, understand, and implement His glorious words, the Quran, in our life. May He swt make easy for all of us whatever is good for us in our deen, duniya and akhira and may He take away from us, whatever is not good for us in our deen, our duniya and our aakhira. Ameen. 🙂