(This is so beautiful; we should all make an effort to memorise this super short du’aa so as to ensure we also earn the reward.)
“One day we were praying behind the Prophet ﷺ
and when he raised his head from rukoo’, he said, ‘Sami Allah liman hamidah (Allah hears those who praise Him).’
A man behind him said,
‘Rabbana wa laka’l-hamd hamdan katheeran tayyiban mubaarakan fihi (Our Lord, to You be praise, much good and blessed praise).’
When the prophet (peace be upon him) finished the prayer he said, ‘Who was the one who spoke?’
The man said: ‘Me.’
The Prophet said: ‘I saw thirty-odd angels rushing to see which of them would write it down first.’ “ [Bukhari, 2/284]
“The least you can do is duʿāʾ”
NO! The MOST you can do is duʿāʾ; the GREATEST you can do is duʿāʾ.
Never underestimate the power of duʿāʾ!
Duʿāʾ is not a series of blank, meaningless words uttered half-heartedly by the tongue; it’s when your heart is in sync with your tongue is in sync with your actions — that’s a recipe for a successful duʿāʾ.
As the great ʿOmar b. al-Khaṭṭāb used to say,
❝I’m not worried about receiving an answer but I’m worried about being able to invoke Allāh successfully.❞
Shortcomings in asking are our own, because Allāh has promised that He will answer.
﴾Is He [not best] who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him and removes evil…?!﴿ an-Naml:62
It’s befitting for the individual that when he makes du’a, he starts with himself first.
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaimeen, Sharh Alfiyyah Ibn Malik (p. 43)
“Don’t abandon duaa. Don’t prevent yourself from making duaa because of what you know of yourself for Allah answered the duaa of Iblees and he’s the worst of creation”. ~ Sufyan bin Ayayna rahimahullah
I’ve learned that several people experienced acceptance of their du’as at the times of iqamah and when it rains.
||Imam Shafi’i, Kitab al-Umm (v. 2, p. 554, no. 591-592)
Qur’anic Gem: In the last four verses of Surah al Imran, each verse starts with ‘Rabbana’ (O our Lord) followed by a request, thus each verse is in fact a du’a. What is the result? Directly after these four verses Allah says ‘And their Lord responded to them …’
Persist in your du’a, knowing that Allah will respond to you.
— By Shaykh Ahmed Eesa al Ma’sarawi
The scholars have said, ‘None distressed makes this du’a except Allah grants him relief:
la ilaha illa anta subhanak, inne kuntu min adh dhalimeen
لا اله إلا أنت سبحانك إني كنت من الظالمين
“There is no deity worthy of worship but You! Glory be to You! Truly I have been one of the wrongdoers.” [Quran – 21: 87]
Shaykh. ‘Abdul-Muhsin al-Qasim