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22
Jun
2018

Du'aa' in the Last Third of the Night

posted by Seifeddine-M on 22nd June 2018 - 0 comments
Of the great mercy of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى is that he has favoured certain times over others. Thus, He has distinguished these timings so that the worshipper can eagerly anticipate their arrival, and thus pray earnestly and sincerely. Had all timings been the same, the worshipper would not have had the enthusiasm and fervor that exists during more blessed times. Therefore is it important that the one who desires that his du'aa' be answered utilise these times, and ensure that his du'aa' be more frequent and sincere during them. One of these special times is during the last third of the night.  The night extends from sunset to dawn, and can be divided into three parts. If, for instance, sunset is at 6:00 p.m., and dawn at 4:00 a.m., the night is then 10½ hours long, and each one third is 3½ hours long. The last one third would then extend from 1:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. During this time, when most of creation is in a deep sleep, the true worshipper is awake, earnestly praying to his Creator سبحانه و تعالى, reflecting upon Allaah's creation, the heavens and the earth. In fact, Allaah سبحانه و تعالى describes the true believers as those who: [color=#ff0000]"And in the hours of dawn, they seek forgiveness from their Lord." (Sooratudh-Dhaariyaat, 51:18)
7
Jun
2018

Du'aa' on Laylatul-Qadr (The Night of Decree)

posted by Seifeddine-M on 7th June 2018 - 0 comments
During this blessed night, when the angels descend down to earth with the angel Jibreel عليه السلام, and when the earth is overwhelmed with peace and serenity until the break of dawn, and when the doors of Paradise are opened, the worshipper is encouraged to turn to Allaah سبحانه و تعالى, and to ask of his needs for this world and the Hereafter.  As Allaah سبحانه و تعالى says,           
31
May
2018

Du'aa' When Fasting is Not Rejected

posted by Seifeddine-M on 31st May 2018 - 0 comments
The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:  ثلاث دعوات لا ترد: دعوة الوالد، ودعوة الصائم، ودعوة المسافر  [color=#351c75]"Three du'aa's are never rejected:  1) The du'aa' of the father,  2) The du'aa' of the one fasting, 
25
May
2018

Du'aa' During Ramadaan

posted by Seifeddine-M on 25th May 2018 - 0 comments
The month of Ramadaan is a blessed month, during which the Qur'aan was revealed, and the process of inspiration started upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. Therefore, the du'a of Ramadaan is a blessed du'aa', and this can be inferred from the Prophet's hadeeth صلى الله عليه وسلم:  إِذَا دَخَلَ رَمَضَانُ فُتِّحَتْ أَبْوَابُ الجَنَّةِ ، وَغُلِّقَتْ أَبْوَابُ جَهَنَّمَ ، وَسُلْسِلَتِ الشَّيَاطِينُ  [color=#351c75]"When Ramadaan comes, the Doors of Paradise are opened, and the Doors of Hell are closed, and the Shayaateen are chained up."[/color]   So it can be inferred from this hadeeth that du'aa' during Ramadaan has a greater chance of being accepted, as the Gates of Paradise and Mercy are opened. [2]  [color=#6aa84f][u]Notes: 
18
May
2018

The Hour When All Prayers Are Accepted!

posted by Seifeddine-M on 18th May 2018 - 0 comments
There is a special hour on Friday (Jumu'ah), during which all prayers are accepted and answered by Allaah, all Glory and Praise be to Him. This is part of the blessings that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has blessed this day with, over all the other days of the week.  Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه narrated that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:  فِيهِ سَاعَةٌ لاَ يُوَافِقُهَا عَبْدٌ مُسْلِمٌ، وَهْوَ قَائِمٌ يُصَلِّي، يَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ تَعَالَى شَيْئًا إِلاَّ أَعْطَاهُ إِيَّاهُ ‏.‏ وَأَشَارَ بِيَدِهِ يُقَلِّلُهَا‏  [color=#351c75]"There is an hour (on Friday) during which, if any Muslim is standing in front of Allaah تعالى in salaah, and asking Allaah تعالى for something good, he will be granted his request." Then he made a sign with his hands, showing that it was a very short period of time.[/color]   There are numerous opinions as to the exact hour of Friday during which this occurs, but two opinions are the strongest: 
3
May
2018

Seeking Forgiveness for all Muslims and Praying for them

posted by Seifeddine-M on 3rd May 2018 - 0 comments
Part of the completeness of one's eemaan (faith) is that a person loves for his brother what he loves for himself. The Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم said,  لا يؤمن أحدكم حتى يحب لأخيه ما يحب لنفسه  "None of you believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself." [1]  In other words, no one is a true and complete believer - meeting all of the requirements and necesarry components of eemaan - until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself. This is one of the necessary components of being a true and complete believer. [2]  Another important narration of this hadeeth may be found in the Musnad of Imaam Ahmad رحمه الله. It states,  [size=5]
23
Oct
2014

Du'a Not Answered? The Wisdom Behind a Delayed Response

posted by Seifeddine-M on 23rd October 2014 - 1 comment
The Wisdom Behind a Delayed Response

It is indeed a great trial for a Muslim to make du'aa', sincerely and properly, continually, for a long period of time, and yet see no sign of response. Here, a person's eemaan in Allaah سبحانه و تعالى is truly tested. And here is the opportunity that Shaytaan uses to try to sow his whispers, and plant his doubts in a believer's heart. In this way a person might start thinking evil thoughts about his Creator, or start doubting the wisdom of the Divine Decree. So whoever falls into this, should immediately seek Allaah's سبحانه و تعالى refuge from Shaytaan, and turn to Allaah سبحانه و تعالى sincerely, making yet another du'aa' that he be saved from Shaytaan's evil plots, and that he be granted patience to withstand the test that he is undergoing. He should also ponder over his own limited knowledge and intelligence, and realise the infinite Knowledge of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى, and the extreme wisdom behind any Divine act.

9
Oct
2014

Du'aa' and its Relationship with Destiny

posted by Seifeddine-M on 9th October 2014 - 0 comments
The topic of du'aa' and its relationship to destiny (qadr) is a very important one, and one around which much confusion exists. Many people ask: "If everything has already been destined to occur, then of what use is du'aa', as, if Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has written what I want, I will get it without making du'aa', and if it is not written for me, then I will never get it no matter how much du'aa' I make?"

The response to this question lies in understanding that the outcome of anything is dependent on the performance of the efforts that are necessary to procure it. In other words, it has already been decreed, for example, that a seed will give fruit if planted, but this will not occur unless the farmer takes the appropriate efforts in irrigating the crop, maintaining it, protecting the seedling as it grows, and ensuring as much as he can that the factors are amenable for the plant to give fruit. So even though a person believes in the Divine Decree, he must at the same time strive all he can to ensure that the desired goal occurs. So du'aa' is the means that one uses to achieve the desired goal that one has, and this means in no way contradicts the destiny that has been written for that person.

9
Sep
2014

The Types of Du'aa's

posted by Seifeddine-M on 9th September 2014 - 0 comments
The Types of Du'aa's

Du'aa' can be categorised in a variety of ways, depending on the perspective that one is using. Some of the more useful categorisations are as follows: 1. With Respect to the Actuality of Du'aa'

5
Sep
2014

Du'aa to other than Allaah is Shirk

posted by Seifeddine-M on 5th September 2014 - 1 comment

From what has preceded, it is clear that du’aa’ can only be directed towards Allaah سبحانه و تعالى alone. "Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): 'I invoke only my Lord (Allah Alone), and I associate none as partners along with Him.'"(Surah Jinn, 72:20)

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