The Power of Du’a
16 Feb 2021
Have you ever felt upset about something that recently happened to you? Have you ever felt so worried to the point that your head spins? Have you ever felt so angry that you just feel like reacting irrationally?
Remember, when in doubt, pray it out. The power of prayer has led Prophet Musa, Peace be upon him, to split the two seas. It has led Prophet Ibrahim, Peace be upon him, to cool down the Fire for him amid his execution by Nimrod, the most atrocious and tyrannical ruler in the world. Most importantly, it has led our Beloved Prophet, Peace and Blessing be upon Him, in victoriously winning many battles in which their armies are substantially outnumbered! The power of Du’a has brought many miracles to the Prophets, Companions of the Prophet, the awliya’ and other Muslims who believe in Allah.
Conversing with Allah requires no judgement, as He knows every little thing about you, even if it is as miniscule as an atom. So, never think that you don’t deserve to make Du’a to Allah just because you have sinned, you have wronged, or worse, you think you are of the lowest people in the sight of Allah. If this thought crosses your mind, it is important to realize that this comes from the whispers of Shaitan, who is always on the lookout to bring people away from Allah.
Anas bin Malik narrated that: The Prophet said:
“The supplication is the essence of worship.” - Jami’ at-Tirmidhi
Based on the hadith above, it is evident that Du’a is paramount in one’s life as a Muslim due to the fact that it is of the highest form of worship in Islam. Many people have underestimated the power of Du’a, which is absolutely necessary in one’s daily life. Supplication is what keeps the connection strengthened between you and Allah Almighty. You have the freedom to express whatever you please to the Master who has created You, because He knows you inside out. Hence, it is imperative for us to practice making Du’a to Allah Almighty every now and then.
In another hadith, three types of people were mentioned in regards to the acceptance of their supplication:
Abu Hurairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah 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 his father against his son." - Jami’ at-Tirmidhi
Allah the Merciful has promised that the Du’a of these three types of people will be accepted regardless, so if you are in any of these categories, make Du’a to Allah Almighty and Insha’Allah it will be granted.
Remember, Du’a is the heartbeat of a Muslim, as it is the essence of worship. Never stop making Du’a and believe in Allah’s Divine Plan. The impact of a Du’a can change your destiny, so practice wisely and make it a mindful habit, Insha’Allah.
It is essential for us to learn and seek knowledge in all religious aspects to increase the quality of our ‘Ibadah. Every Muslim is always on a conquest to gain Islamic knowledge in order to be a better Muslim, and this is your chance to learn how to perform supplication a lot better, InshaAllah. Be a part of the SimplyIslam Academy experience today to explore the endless possibilities in seeking sacred knowledge, and become one of the learned.
About The Author:
Lily Syahirah Ramlan
Lily Syahirah is a Content Writer of SimplyIslam Academy based in Selangor, Malaysia. She recently graduated with a Bachelor's Degree of Education (Teaching English as a Second Language) from International Islamic University Malaysia in 2020. She is actively invovled in public speaking, English language debates, poetry and theatre and loves to express her work through writing. Her love for language arts and imagination has led her to produce, direct and write experimental plays she's passionate about during her degree years. She was also actively invovled as a Master of Ceremony (Emcee) where she hosts minor and major events in IIUM.
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