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Dua Is Powerful, but Why Not Answered Sometimes?

Dua Is Powerful, but Why Not Answered Sometimes?

Short Answer:  We should show patience and know for sure that our supplications will be answered. Not answering our supplications should not stop us from making supplications to God day and night. There are two cases in which our supplications will not be answered. When we make a supplication for something sinful, it will not be …

Make Dua, Even if You Think it’s Your Destiny

Make Dua, Even if You Think it’s Your Destiny

Something can be in our destiny. Still, it is imperative to ask for it. One important benefit of Dua is that it makes our hearts humble. When we see good results, we will dedicate it to Allah’s Mercy, instead of taking pride in our efforts…

Ibn Atta on Calls of Distress

The Best Way to Get Your Prayer Answered... Ibn `Atta' Explains

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: The best way to ask Him is through expressing your distress, and the fastest way to acquire His gifts is through expressing your humility and need. The word of wisdom under discussion is about du`aa’ (supplication). It is not about the etiquette of …

Can We Make Du`aa' for Non-Mahrams

Can We Make Duaa for Non-Mahrams?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: There is nothing wrong with making duaa for non-Mahrams. Answering your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a Senior Lecturer and an Islamic Scholar at the Islamic Institute …

Get An Answer For Your Question From God

How Do You Get An Answer For Your Question From God?

Short Answer:  You asked Allah for something. But the question is: Do you know for sure that this thing will be good for you in the future? The Prophet taught us the consultation prayer (salatul istikhara) to help us answer this question. And remember that when you consult Allah, then this means you trust Him and you …

10 Hadiths on Best Times to Make Dua

10 Hadiths on Best Times to Make Dua

The supplication of a Muslim for his (Muslim) brother in his absence will certainly be answered. Every time he makes a supplication for good for his brother, the angel appointed for this particular task says: ‘Ameen! May it be for you, too.

Energy Abates After First Week? Rekindle the Passion!

Energy Abates After Ramadan's First Week? Rekindle the Passion!

After the first week of Ramadan, the high curve of spirituality and the great zeal and passion that mark the first days Ramadan starts to abate. We start to lag behind when the time of prayer comes; our attention and focus during Salah vanish. During this dryness, our keenness to recite and reflect on Qur’an …

Making Duaa from the Qur'an During Sujud: OK?

Making Duaa from the Qur'an During Sujud: OK?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: In sujud, a Muslim is recommended to make duaa  to Allah Almighty. One may say duaa that is based on Qur’anic …



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