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2019 and the Power of Prayer

New Year: Don't Underestimate the Power of Prayer (Spiritual Posts)

With the new year many of us have hope that the challenges of the last year will be long gone. This can be solved by exerting effort, patience and trusting the power of prayer. Some may fear the crises of 2018 may not change. Others may be tempted to believe that Allah will not alter our …

Duaa Not Being Answered

Why is My Duaa Not Being Answered Yet?

Short Answer: Only Allah knows what is good for us and only He knows the right time. We are not aware whether our supplications will bring us joy and betterment, or cause our own misery, downfall and destruction. Instead, we should perform the istikharah prayer in order to ask Allah to guide us regarding what we want. Whatever …

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 …

Duaa and Decree: Any Contradiction?

Duaa and Decree: Any Contradiction?

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: It should be known that duaa does not contradict decree at all. Allah Almighty promised to respond to those who call …

Duaa

Doing Good Deeds Prior to Making Duaa: OK?

Can one go to Al-Haram (the Sacred mosque in Makkah) to pray for one’s needs, e.g., to pray to be cured from a sickness, to pray to have children, etc. Furthermore, can one fast for some days for the purpose of requesting for one’s needs from Allah for the reasons stated above?

What Duaa to Say When Breaking the Fast?

What Duaa to Say When Breaking Fast?

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: You may recite any of the following supplications when you break your fast: Allaahumma laka sumtu wa alaa rizqika aftartu …

Du`aa'

What Is the Hour of Answering Du`aa' on Friday?

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: 1- Some scholars maintain that the hour of answering du`aa’ on Friday lasts from after `Asr until the sun sets. 2- Other …

Can Menstruating Women Engage in Dhikr and Du`aa'?

Can Menstruating Women Engage in Dhikr and Du`aa'?

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: 1- You have to keep in mind that during menstruation, women can read the Qur’an and make dhikr (remembrance of Allah) and du`aa’ (supplication), though they are forbidden from fasting, …

Any Duaa to Ease Labor Pains?

Any Duaa to Ease Labor Pains?

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. There are no specific supplications that are uttered to ease the woman’s labor pains. However, we can cite this Hadith in which the …



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