Do you only make duaa when you are helpless and sad? Do you only make duaa only when things are not going your way? Do you only make duaa when you need something ? If for any of these, your answer is Yes, then this post is a reminder for you.
Of course we need to, and we should make duaa at all these times. However, we should also make duaa in times of ease and happiness. There are so many Ahadeeth that point out to the virtues of duaa, that simply necessitate that we make duaa every day, without fail, for everything that we can possibly think of. And not just for here, this temporary life that will soon come to an end, but for the eternal life that is awaiting you, as well.
Duaa can change your destiny!
A sincere duaa can change the course of your life. You can actually anchor the way it goes,. by simply raising your hands up to Him.
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Nothing can change the Divine decree except duaa.” (Narrated by Ahmad, 5/677; Ibn Maajah, 90; Tirmidhi, 139).
Need I say more! 🙂
Duaa relieves distress
The most important reminder why should never stop making duaa is the fact that it holds back the calamities, the disasters that are destined for you! That is the power and the virtue of making duaa consistently.
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “No precaution can protect against the decree of Allaah. Duaa is beneficial with regard to what has been decreed and what has not been decreed. The duaa meets the calamity that has been decreed and wrestles with it, until the Day of Resurrection.” (Narrated by Tabaraani, 2/800 (33).
Doors of Mercy are opened for the one making duaa as is narrated by our Beloved Prophet (pbuh).
“For any one among you, if the door of acceptance of dua is opened, then the doors of His Mercy are also opened. The best duaa Allah likes is the one in which the caller asks for the goodness of this world and the goodness of the next world.” [at-Tirmidhi, al-Hakim]
You might think somethings are beyond you, but remember, NOTHING is beyond Allah Swt. For Him, it is Be and it is! He is able to do everything and in the most beautiful, unimaginable ways! All He needs from you, is to ask Him, to sincerely beg him for it, to have faith that He will help you, and then see how the dreams that you had locked in the corner of your heart, manifest into reality. How possible, the impossible becomes!
Duaa brings you closer to Allah
You ask of Him, even when he has already given you enough, even when you are happy and grateful. By doing this, you are acknowledging your incessant need for Him.
Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that the Prophet (pbuh) said:”Nothing is more honorable (most liked) before Allah (Ta’ala) than Supplication.” [at-Tirmidhi, ibn Hibban and al-Hakim]
Duaa is a sign of Faith
Whenever you make duaa to Allah, you are affirming His swt’s perfect nature. His ability to hear and respond to you. By humbling yourself before Him, you are affirming His Supreme Power and Authority. You are praising and glorifying Him by calling out to Him with the most beautiful names and attributes.
“And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them.” (Surat Al-A’raf; 7:180)
We are all in need of something or the other, every day, every minute of the day for that. Some are struggling with their work, some with their studies, some with their marriage, some with their children, yet many others are yearning for the peace of mind, that is so deficient in this chaotic world. We all make duaa when we are in distress. But we should also remember to make duaa in times of ease and happiness. We should make it a daily habit to seek Allah, after all Duaa is the Essence of Worship 🙂
Finally, this hadeeth should suffice to why you should never stop making duaa, ever!
“Verily your Lord is Generous and Shy. If His servant raises his hands to Him (in supplication) He becomes shy to return them empty (Ahmad, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi)”.
May Allah swt ease out your difficulties, put tranquility in your hearts, and comfort your souls. May He swt make it easy for all of us to follow the Path of Truth, in words and in practice. Ameen. Until next time, in sha Allah, Ma salaama 🙂