Dua– an Arabic word composed here in English letters. Three little letters that make up a word and a subject that is vast and amazing. This word ‘dua’ could be generally meant mean supplication or summon. Albeit neither word satisfactorily characterize dua. Supplication, which implies speaking with a divinity, comes nearer than conjuring which is known to some of the time suggest summoning spirits or fallen angels.
In Islamic wording dua is the demonstration of supplication. It is shouting to God; it is a discussion with God, our Creator, our Lord, the All Knowing, and the All Powerful. Truth be told the word is gotten from the Arabic root significance to get out or to summon. Dua is elevating, enabling, freeing and changing and it is a standout amongst the most capable and compelling demonstration of love an individual can take part in. Dua has been known as the weapon of the adherent. It confirms a man’s confidence in One God and it disregards all types of excessive admiration or polytheism. Dua is basically accommodation to God and an indication of a man’s requirement for Allah.
Prophet Muhammad (peace and endowments of Allah arrive) stated, “A slave turns out to be closest to his Lord when he is in surrender. So increment supplications in surrenders.” [Saheeh Muslim]
“The supplication of each one of you will be allowed on the off chance that he doesn’t get eager and say, `I supplicated my Lord however my petition has not been granted’.” [Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Saheeh Muslim]
Now in seeing precisely what dua is, it would be simple for somebody from a Christian foundation to surmise that dua is petition. Dua positively holds certain similitudes to the supplication of Christians, in any case it ought not be mistaken for what Muslims call petition. Petition or in Arabic-Salat, is one of the mainstays of Islam, and in playing out the five day by day supplications a Muslim really takes part in a physical type of dua requesting that Allah allow them Heaven through their activities. All through the petition one likewise supplicates to God specifically.
For Muslims petition is an arrangement of custom developments and words performed at settled circumstances, five times each day. God says in Quran, “Verily, the petition is charged on the devotees at settled hours”. (Quran 4:103) Muslims implore in the early morning before dawn, amidst the day, toward the evening, at nightfall and during the evening. Supplication is a demonstration of love, in which a Muslim reaffirms his faith in One God and exhibits his thankfulness. It is an immediate association amongst God and the adherent and it is a commitment.
Dua then again is a Muslims method for feeling that association with God at whenever, in wherever. Muslims approach God oftentimes for the duration of the day and night. They bring their hands up in supplication and request His assistance, kindness, and pardoning. Dua joins laud, thanksgiving, expectation, and approaching God to help the one in need and give his or her solicitations.
Dua can be made for the individual, their family, companions, outsiders, those in desperate conditions, for the adherents, and notwithstanding for the entire of mankind. When making the dua it is adequate to request great in this common life and in the great beyond. A man making dua ought not keep down, but rather request that Allah allow both the biggest and littlest solicitations.
Prophet Muhammad (peace and endowments of Allah arrive) urged the adherents to make dua. He stated, “The dua of a Muslim for his sibling in his nonattendance is promptly acknowledged. A blessed messenger is delegated to his side. At whatever point he makes a gainful dua for his sibling the delegated blessed messenger says, Ameen. What’s more, may you additionally be honored with the same'”. [Saheeh Muslim]
In spite of the fact that making dua isn’t a commitment, there are many advantages to influencing dua to God to every now and again and with full accommodation. Feeling the closeness to God that accompanies genuine dua, it expands confidence, gives expectation and alleviation to the upset and spares the supplicant from the depression and disengagement. All through the Quran, God urges the devotee to approach Him, He asks us to lay our fantasies, expectations, fears and vulnerabilities before Him and to make certain that He hears each word.
“You Alone do we love and You Alone do we request help.”(Quran 1:5)
“Also, your Lord says, Call on Me; I will answer your (supplication). In any case, the individuals who are excessively self-important, making it impossible to adore Me will most likely end up in Hell, in humiliation.”(Quran 40:60)
“Say, O My slaves who have transgressed against their souls; give up not of the Mercy of Allah: For Allah pardons all wrongdoings; for He is oft Forgiving, most Merciful.”(Quran 39:53)
“Say, Call upon Allah, or call upon ArRahman (The Most Beneficient): By whatever name you call upon Him, (it is well): For to Him have a place the Most Beautiful Names.”(Quran 17:110)
“What’s more, when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad) concerning Me, at that point (answer them), I am in fact close (to them by My Knowledge). I react to the supplications of the supplicant when he approaches Me (with no middle person or go-between). So let them obey Me and have faith in Me, with the goal that they might be driven a right.”(Quran 2:186)
Prophet Muhammad (peace and gifts of Allah arrive) called dua the substance of love. [At Tirmidhi] He (peace and favors of Allah arrive) likewise recommended that the devotee be modest, yet firm when making dua and stated, “When one of you supplicates, he ought not state, ‘O Allah, excuse me maybe,’ yet be firm in asking and make the want extraordinary, for what Allah gives is nothing incredible for Him.”[ Saheeh Muslim]
When we make dua, when we call upon Allah in our hour of need, or express our thankfulness, or for some other reason including just to feel the solace of being near Allah, we should make sure to inspect our earnestness and to check our expectation. Dua must be routed to Allah Alone, who has no accomplices, children, girls or mediators. Our expectation when making the dua must be to please God, obey Him and believe Him totally.
At the point when a man makes dua Allah may give him what he requested or He may redirect a damage that is more prominent than the thing he requested, or He may put away what he has requested, for the Hereafter. Allah has told us to call upon Him and He has guaranteed to react to our call. In the following article we will inspect the manners of making dua and talk about why some duas apparently go unanswered.