DU’A – The Most Excellent Worship

Posted by on 1 May, 2012

Dear brothers and sisters, This is a very VERY important subject. Please take the time to read the article and watch the video. They will benefit you immensely in’sha’Allah.

Here are some ahadith about the excellence of du’a:

“When my servants ask you concerning me, (tell them) I am indeed close (to them). I listen to the prayer of every supplicant when he calls on me.” [2:186] 

The place of duaa is so high to Allah, that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم had said:“Nothing is more honourable to Allah the Most High than du’a.” [Sahih al-Jami` no.5268]. He also said: “The most excellent worship is du’a.” [Sahih Al-Jami` no. 1133];

In order to encourage people and warn those who are arrogant, or careless in making duaa, the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: “The most incapable person is the one who does not make du’a, and the most miserly person is the one who does not give salaam.” [Sahih Al-Jami` no. 1055], and further, said: “If one does not ask Allah, He will get angry with him.” [Sahih al-Jami` no.2414]

The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: “Ask Allah for everything, even the lace of your shoes. If Allah does not provide, it will never be available.” [Ibn al-Sunni, no. 349 - hasan. Supported by at-Tirmidhi 4/298 and others.]

And let not there be anyone who says: “… my Lord won’t answer my prayer, because of this and that.. or because of so and so..”. No! Indeed Allah is the Most Generous King. 


Respected brothers and sisters. We do not give du’a the time and status it deserves. Why? Because shaytaan is always ready to whisper negative thoughts in order to make us lose hope or avoid seeking help from the guaranteed source from which it comes! Many of us are careless or lazy or for one reason or another do not make du’a enough. Some of us have left it completely! We are seriously deceived and foolish. We need to wake up and smell the coffee! Myself included. How is it that we allow our enemy to convince us to delay asking for what we want?? Delay or neglect asking from the only One that can give it! Allahu Akbar.

Allah loves each and every one of us. He knows what’s within our hearts, what our emotions are and what we crave for, what we feel and what we are thinking right now. Every moment, every second, every breath is an opportunity to turn to Him and seek his forgiveness and make du’a for whatever we want. We are sitting on this huge goldmine every moment of our lives and we don’t even realise it. Or we completely waste it!

Lets change that right now. Let’s start making du’a as much as possible. We will not only see our du’a being fulfilled but we’ll start feeling much closer to Allah سبحانه و تعالى‎. If you are experiencing a test then you have every reason to make du’a constantly. Keep asking, keep begging. Every du’a we make is never ever rejected. Indeed, our beloved Prophet had said: “Verily your Lord is the One modest and Generous, and when His servant raises his hands to Him in supplication, He is diffident (in some wordings, shy or hesitant) from returning them empty.” [Ahmad, Abu Dawud and at-Tirmidhi - Hasan]

The following video has been hand-picked because of the content and motivational power. Please take the time to watch it and let’s all make a resolution to take the advice in the video and make du’a as much as possible. Let’s not continue to be foolish by neglecting this gift and ultimate power.

“O mankind! It is you who stand in need of Allah, but Allah is Rich (Free of all wants and needs), Worthy of All Praise.” [Qur'an 35:15]


DU’A - Ustadh Muhammad Tim Humble [55 minutes]



DU’A – Mufti Menk [28 minutes]

  • Why are du’a's not answered?
  • Why does Allah سبحانه و تعالى‎ test us?




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