Manner of Making Duaa

Fadalah bin ‘Ubayd (radiallaahu ‘anhu) said:

“The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) heard a man making supplication in his prayer when he had not praised Allaah or said Salah upon the Prophet. The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: This man is rushing. Then he (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) called him over and said to him or to someone else: When any one of you supplicates, let him start by praising and glorifying Allaah, The Exalted, then let him send Salah upon the Prophet, and after that let him make supplication as he wishes."(Source)

‘Abdullaah ibn Masood (radiallaahu ‘anhu) said:

"When one of you wishes to ask (Allaah), then he should begin with praising and thanking Allaah with that which He deserves. Then he should ask Allaah to send His peace and blessings upon the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) then he should ask (for his need). For verily, that (the above method) is more likely to result in success."(Source)

Guidelines for Making Duaa


  • one should be sincere in Du’aa
  • one’s heart should be present in the Du’aa
  • while fearing Allaah
  • one’s food should be halal
  • one should make Du’aa with truthfulness
  • the Du’aa should be made repeatedly, persistently
  • humble yourself to Allaah
  • be consistent in Du’aa
  • increase in Du’aa during times of fear
  • Don’t leave off making Du’aa (even if you commit sins), for Allaah answered the du’aa of shaytan – worst of all creation – “grant me respite until the Day of Judgment.” Allaah said (what means): You are of those allowed respite. (Al-A’raf, ayah 15)
  • Keep in mind that Du’aa is ‘ibaadah (worship)
  • one should be fearful of being prevented from making Du’aa 
  • Do not say “my Du’aa is not answered,” while you yourself close the door by sins

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