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10 Hadiths on Best Times to Make Dua

And when My servants ask you concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I respond to the dua (prayer) of every suppliant when they call on Me. (Quran 2:186)

Prophet Muhammad said:

The supplication is the essence of worship. (At-Tirmidhi)

There are certain times supplication is more likely to be accepted by Allah. We compiled these 10 hadiths of the Prophet on the best times to make dua.

The Last Third of the Night

When it is the last third of the night, our Lord, the Blessed, the Superior, descends every night to the heaven of the world and says, ‘Is there anyone who invokes Me (demand anything from Me), that I may respond to his invocation; Is there anyone who asks Me for something that I may give (it to) him; Is there anyone who asks My forgiveness that I may forgive him?’ (Al-Bukhari)

Between the Adhan and Iqamah

The du’a after hearing the call to prayer and the start of prayer is granted. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

The supplication made between the Adhan and Iqamah is not rejected. (At-Tirmidhi)

Late at Night

Prophet Muhammad said:

There is an hour during the night in which no Muslim bondman will ask Allah for good in this world and the next but He will grant it to him. (Muslim)

An Hour on Friday

On Friday, there is an hour when, if a Muslim slave asks Allah for something at that time, He will give it to him. (Al-Bukhari)

While Prostrating

A slave becomes nearest to his Lord when he is in prostration. So increase supplications while prostrating. (Muslim)

Supplication for Someone in his Absence

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’. (Muslim)

At the End of the Prayer

It was said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, which supplication is most likely to be listened to?’

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He said:

(During) the last part of the night, and at the end of the obligatory prayers. (At-Tirmidhi)

The Night of Power

This night is the greatest night of the year. This is the night which Allah said about it:

The night of Al-Qadar (Decree) is better than a thousand months. (Quran 97: 3)

The Night of Power is one of the odd nights of the last ten nights of the blessed month of Ramadan. We’re encouraged to turn to Allah to ask for our needs for this world and the Hereafter.

Aisha said:

“The Prophet used to strive hard (in worship) in the last ten nights of Ramadan as he never did at any other time.” (Muslim)

During the Rain

Narrated Aisha:

Whenever Allah’s Messenger saw the rain, he used to say:

O Allah! Let it be a strong fruitful rain. (Al-Bukhari)

The Dua of the Traveler

The Prophet said:

Three supplications are accepted , there is no doubt in them (about them being accepted): The supplication of the oppressed, the supplication of the traveler, and the supplication of a father against his son. (At-Tirmidhi)