❝I know a young man who every Ramaḍān lists the things that he wants to ask Allāh for and he hopes to see realised. Then he prays for them at all those times that prayers are likely to be answered (during fuṭūr, in Qiyām, in sujūd…)
He says, “The next Ramaḍān doesn’t come except that Allāh has answered a whole set of my duʿās.”
Over the years much of his hopes and dreams were realised in this way and many of his worries were relieved and Allāh answered a lot of his duʿās.
He says, “In these last few years, I’ve started to take a different approach in duʿāʾ; so I thank Allāh for all that He is given me and realised for me and I continue to pray for the things that I still need.”❞
• Sandal Strap to Jannah: Six Step Guide to Powerful Dua • Sh. Muhammad al Shareef
Step one: Believe The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: “You should ask Allah for all of your needs, even if the strap of your sandal breaks” (Tirmidhi).
Step Two: Get Inspired As adults, sometimes we forget to ask for the simple things. But Allah wants you to turn to Him for all your needs, great and small.
Step Three: Select Your Dreams Do you only turn to Allah in dua and reflection in painful moments? If you only make duas based on situations of pain, one of the two scenarios can happen: If Allah wishes good for you, He will continue giving you pain so that you may turn to Him. Otherwise, He will grant you blessings and you will get lost in heedlessness. Let your dua be proactive and not reactive! “Remember Allah during times of ease and He will remember you during times of difficulty.” (Tirmidhi)
Step Four: Internalize & Memorize your Duas
Step Five: Start the Dua Habit If you’re not seeing results in your life, don’t lower your standards, raise your dua!
Step Six: Revise & Renew Allah always responds to dua, but it can be in one of the three ways:
I have something better for you
“When my servants ask you concerning me, I am indeed close , I listen to the prayer of every supplicant when he calls on me” (Al- Baqarah:186)
“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
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.