Allah SWT answers our Duas and supplication. He is the one and the only one who can hear our Duas and prayers even if it were silently. Allah hears the silent cry of the heart. Follow this complete guide on how to get your Dua accepted.
For some reason, our Dua sometimes does not get accepted. Maybe we did not make Dua with full trust in Allah’s acceptance or we have sins that prevent our Dua to get accepted.
We should also turn to Allah in all our matters and seek his acceptance.
The prophet PBUH said: “Let one of you ask his Lord for his every need, until he asks Him for salt, and asks Him for the strap of his sandal when it breaks.”2
How to get your Dua accepted
Start your Dua by praising Allah الحمد لله and sending blessing upon the prophet اللهم صلي علي سيدنا محمد. Also, raise your hand in Dua and feel your need to Allah and insist on Him of your need.
One must be sincere in his du’a, so he turns to Allah with an attentive heart, being truthful in his turning to Him, knowing that Allah SWT is capable of answering his du’a and hoping that the dua will be answered. Also, One should get his living from a lawful source.
Your Dua is more likely to be accepted when you seek to make your Dua in certain times and situations. These times, places, and situations are mentioned by the prophet PBUH. That’s how to get your Dua accepted.
Times of acceptance of Dua are many and here I have collected to you some of them.
Times of acceptance of Dua from the teachings of the prophet
Dua in the night of Alqadr (decree).
‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:I asked: “O Messenger of Allah! If I realize Lailat-ul-Qadr (Night of Decree), what should I supplicate in it?” He (ﷺ) replied, “You should supplicate: Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun, tuhibbul-‘afwa, fa’fu ‘anni (O Allah, You are Most Forgiving, and You love forgiveness; so forgive me).”3
Dua in the last third of the night or Suhr time i.e befor Fajr.
The prophet said: Our Lord, the Blessed and the Exalted, descends every night to the lowest heaven when one-third of the latter part of the night is left, and says: Who supplicates Me so that I may answer him? Who asks Me so that I may give to him? Who asks Me forgiveness so that I may forgive him?4
After Fard Salawat (mandatory prayers).
“What is offered in the latter part of the depth of the night and after the prescribed prayers.” God’s Messenger was asked which supplication is most readily listened to, and replied,“What is offered in the latter part of the depth of the night and after the prescribed prayers.”5
Time between Azan (call to prayer) and Iqama.
The messanger PBUH said: Between the call to prayer and the ‘Iqamah, you should supplicate Allah for yourself. Invocation during this time is not rejected.6
Dua when it rains and in battle when the two armies are locked.
Sahl b. Sa’d reported God’s Messenger as saying, “Two things are not rejected, or are seldom rejected:a supplication when the call to prayer is made, and in stress when people are locked in battle.” A version has “and when rain is falling”. 7
A certain time at night.
Jabir reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) as saying: 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.8
In Sujood (prostration in prayer).
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: “The closest that the slave comes to his Lord is when he is prostrating, so invoke Allah much (in prostration).”9
Saying لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ
(Lā ilāha illā anta subḥānaka innī kuntu minaẓ-ẓālimīn)’. It was the Dua of prophet Yunus while in the belly of the whale. The prophet said So indeed, no Muslim man supplicates with it for anything, ever, except Allah responds to him.”10
Dua after the sun goes down before noon.
A certain time of day Friday.
An unknown time on Friday in which Dua is accepted. The prophet said about Friday “There is an hour (opportune time) on Friday and if a Muslim gets it while praying and asks something from Allah, then Allah will definitely meet his demand.” And he (the Prophet) pointed out the shortness of that time with his hands.11
Situations when Dua is accepted
In these situations make Dua to Allah as it’s a time of acceptance and you will get Dua answered.
- When you wake up at night in the middle of your sleeping. The Prophet (ﷺ) “Whoever gets up at night and says: — ‘La ilaha il-lallah Wahdahu la Sharika lahu Lahu-lmulk, waLahu-l-hamd wahuwa ‘ala kullishai’in Qadir. Al hamdu lil-lahi wa subhanal-lahi wa la-ilaha il-lal-lah wa-l-lahu akbar wa la hawla Wala Quwata il-la-bil-lah.’ (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah. He is the Only One and has no partners . For Him is the Kingdom and all the praises are due for Him. He is Omnipotent. All the praises are for Allah. All the glories are for Allah. And none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, And Allah is Great And there is neither Might nor Power Except with Allah). And then says: — Allahumma, Ighfir li (O Allah! Forgive me). Or invokes (Allah), he will be responded to and if he performs ablution (and prays), his prayer will be accepted.”
- When visiting a sick person. Umm Salama reported God’s messenger as saying, “When you are with one who is ill or dying speak good words, for the angels say Amen to what you say.”12
- When drinking Zamzam water. It was narrated that Jabir bin ‘Abdullah said:“I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say: ‘The water of Zamzam is for whatever it is drunk for.’”13
- When a disaster happens to you say: Ina Lillahi Waina Ilaih Rag’oon. It means: We belong to God and to Him do we return.14
- People’s Dua after burring a dead person. In a Hadith the prophet said: “When the soul is taken away, the sight follows it.” Some members of his family began to weep. He (ﷺ) said: “Do not supplicate for yourselves anything but good, for the angels say ‘amin’ to what you say.”15
- Dua of the oppressed person. The Prophet (ﷺ) sent Mu`adh to Yemen and said, “Be afraid, from the curse of the oppressed as there is no screen between his invocation and Allah.”16
- Dua while fasting (performing Sawm).17
- Dua while traviling. 18
- Dua of the parent to his son (or daughter). The Messenger of Allah PBUH said: “There are three supplications that will undoubtedly be answered: the supplication of one who has been wronged; the supplication of the traveler; and the supplication of a father for his child.”19
What is the best way to make Dua?
Start your Dua by praising Allah and sending blessings upon the prophet PBUH. Then, ask Allah whatever you want. After you finish Dua praise Allah and send blessings again.
The Prophet ﷺ said: “When any one of you prays, let him begin by praising Allaah, then let him send blessings upon the Prophet ﷺ, then let him ask for whatever he wants.” (Tirmidhi, classed as Saheeh by al-Albaani).
When can I make Dua to Allah?
One can make Dua any time. However, there are some times and situations in which making Dua can get your Dua accepted more effectively.
What are the reasons for the non-acceptance of Dua?
Sins can be a reason for not accepting your Dua. Also, eating or earning from unlawful (Haram) sources. For the prophet Hadith, …..Then he (ﷺ) made a mention of the person who travels for a long period of time, his hair is disheveled and covered with dust. He lifts his hand towards the sky and thus makes the supplication: ‘My Rubb! My Rubb!’ But his food is unlawful, his drink is unlawful, his clothes are unlawful and his nourishment is unlawful, how can, then his supplication be accepted?” 20
That’s all that I could collect of information on how to get your Dua accepted. And, times of acceptance of Dua. Follow this guide to make Dua to Allah and It will be accepted Insha’Allah. If you have any questions let me know in the comments.
- Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3604j
- [At-Tirmidhi].Riyad as-Salihin 1195
- Sahih Muslim 758a
- Mishkat al-Masabih 968
- Abu Dawud and Darimi
- Sahih Muslim 757b
- Hisn al-Muslim 252
- Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3505
- Sahih al-Bukhari 935
- Muslim transmitted it. Mishkat al-Masabih 1617
- Sunan Ibn Majah 3062
- Mishkat al-Masabih 1618
- Sahih al-Bukhari 2448
- Sunan Ibn Majah 3862
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