Ramadan Alert: The ten best times to make an effective dua

Ramadan Alert: The ten best times to make an effective dua

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Want your du’aas to be accepted but not sure when to make it? These times will help you make sure you are making your supplication at the best time to ensure it will be answered.

  1. Last third of the night

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said:

In the last third of every night our Rabb (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]

  1. In your Sujood

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said:

The nearest a slave can be to his Lord is when he is prostrating, so invoke (supplicate) Allah (SWT)
much in it.

[Sahih Muslim]

  1. Between the Azaan and Iqama

It was narrated that Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

Du’a is not rejected between the adhan and iqamah, so engage in du’a (supplication).

(Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 212; Abu Dawood, 437; Ahmad, 12174).

  1. At the end of an obligatory prayer

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)

  1. During rain

Narrated Sahel Ibn Sa’ad (RA): that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:

Two will not be rejected, Supplication when the Adhan (call of prayer) is being called, and at the time of the rain.

[Al-Hakim 2: 114, and Abu Dawud #2540, ibn Majah]

  1. While travelling
    The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said;

Three supplications will not be rejected (by Allah (SWT)), the supplication of the parent for his child, the supplication of the one who is fasting, and the supplication of the traveler.

[al-Bayhaqi, at-Tirmidhi – Sahih]

  1. When breaking your fast
    The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:

Three supplications will not be rejected (by Allah (SWT)), the supplication of the parent for his child, the supplication of the one who is fasting, and the supplication of the traveler.

[al-Bayhaqi, at-Tirmidhi – Sahih]

  1. After sending blessings on the Prophet
    Narrated Faddalah ibn Ubayd (RA): that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:

When anyone of you makes du’a, let him start by glorifying his Lord and praising Him, then let him send blessings upon the Prophet (SAW), then let him pray for whatever he wants

[abu Dawud #1481, at-Tirmidhi #3477]

  1. On the day of Arafah
    The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:

The best supplication is the supplication on the day of Arafat.

[at-Tirmidhi and Malik]

  1. Upon visiting the sick

Ali (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said:

When a Muslim visits his sick Muslim brother in the morning; seventy thousand angels make dua for his forgiveness till the evening. And when he visits him in the evening, seventy thousand angels make dua for his forgiveness till the morning, and he will be granted a garden for it in Jannah.

[at-Tirmidhi, abu Dawud]

 

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