Best Times to Make Dua


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Source : Agencies / 6 Feb 2013

There are certain times dua (supplication) is more likely to be accepted by Allah (SWT) as mentioned by Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). These times are as follows:

1. The Last Third Of The Night

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ‘In the last third of every night our Rabb (Cherisher and Sustainer) (Allah (SWT)) descends to the lowermost heaven and says;“Who is calling Me, so that I may answer him? Who is asking Me so that may I grant him? Who is seeking forgiveness from Me so that I may forgive him?”‘ [Sahih al-Bukhari]

Amr ibn Absah narrated that the Prophet said: ‘The closest any worshipper can be to His Lord is during the last part of the night, so if you can be amongst those who remember Allah at that time, then do so.'[at-Tirmidhi]

2. Late at night

When people are sleeping and busy with worldly pleasures Allah (SWT) gives the believers an opportunity, or an answer hour if they can fight sleep and invoke Allah (SWT) for whatever they need.

The Prophet (SAW) said: ‘There is at night an hour, no Muslim happens to be asking Allah any matter of this world or the Hereafter, except that he will be given it, and this (occurs) every night.’ [Muslim]

3. Between Adhan and Iqamah

Anas (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ‘A supplication made between the Adhan and Iqama is not rejected.’ [at-Tirmidhi ]

4. An Hour On Friday

Narrated Abu Hurairah (RA): Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)talked about Friday and said: ‘There is an hour on Friday and if a Muslim gets it while offering Salat (prayer) and asks something from Allah (SWT), then Allah (SWT) will definitely meet his demand.’ And he (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) pointed out the shortness of that particular time with his hands. [Sahih al-Bukhari]

Some have said that this hour is from the time the Imam (prayer’s leader) enters the mosque on Friday’s prayer until the prayer is over (i.e. between the two khutbahs), whereas others have said that it is the last hour of the day (i.e. after the Asr prayer until the Maghrib prayer).

5. While Drinking Zamzam Water

Jaber (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ‘Zamzam water is for what it is drunk for.’ [Ahmad].

This means that when you drink Zamzam water you may ask Allah (SWT) for anything you like to gain or benefit from this water such as healing from illness…. etc.

6. While Prostrating 

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), said: ‘The nearest a slave can be to his Lord is when he is prostrating, so invoke (supplicate) Allah (SWT) much in it. [Muslim]

When a Muslim is in his Salat (prayer) he is facing Allah (SWT) and when he prostrates he is the nearest he can be to Allah (SWT) so it is best to invoke Allah (SWT) at this time.

7. When Waking Up at Night

Narrated Ubada Bin As-Samit that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ‘Whomever wakes up at night and says La ilaha illallahu wahdahu la shrika lahu lahulmulku, wa lahul hamdu, wa huwa ala kulli shai’in qadir. Alhamdu lillahi, wa subhanallahi wa la ilaha illallahu, wallah akbir, wa la hawla wala quwata illa billah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah (SWT) He is the only one who has no partners. His is the kingdom and all the praises are for Allah (SWT) All the glories are for Allah (SWT) And none has the right to be worshipped but Allah (SWT) and Allah (SWT) is the most Great and there is neither might nor power except with Allah (SWT) and then says, Allahumma ighfir li (O Allah! Forgive me) or invokes Allah (SWT), he will be responded to and if he makes ablution and performs Salat (prayer), his Salat (prayer) will be accepted. [Sahih al-Bukhari]

8. At The End Of The Obligatory Salat: 

Narrated Abu Omamah (RA): that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was asked, O Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), which supplication is heard (by Allah (SWT), he (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said the end of the night and at the end of the obligatory Salat (prayer) [at-Tirmidhi].

This time is after saying ‘At-tahyat’ , and before making Tasleem (finishing prayer)

9. The Night Of ‘Qadr’ (Decree) 

This night is the greatest night of the year. This is the night which the almighty Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said about it, “The night of Al-Qadar (Decree) is better than a thousand months.” [Surah al-Qadr, 97: 3]

The Night of Decree is one of the odd nights of the last ten nights of the blessed month of Ramadan. The angels descend down to the earth, and the earth is overwhelmed with peace and serenity until the break of dawn and when he doors of Paradise are opened, the worshipper is encouraged to turn to Allah to ask for his needs for this world and the Hereafter.

10. During The Rain 

Narrated Sahel Ibn Sa’ad (RA): that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)  said: ‘Two will not be rejected, Supplication when the Adhan (call of prayer) is being called, and at the time of the rain’. [Abu Dawud ]

11. The One Who Is Suffering Injustice and Opression

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said to Mua’ad Ibn Jabal (RA), ‘Beware of the supplication of the unjustly treated, because there is no shelter or veil between it (the supplication of the one who is suffering injustice) and Allah (SWT)’ [Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) declared, ‘Three men whose dua is never rejected (by Allah) are:the fasting person until he breaks his fast (in another narration, when he breaks fast), the just ruler and the one who is oppressed.’  [Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi – Hasan]

12. The Traveler, Parents Supplication for child and Fasting person

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said; Three supplications will not be rejected (by Allah (SWT)), the supplication of the parent for his child, the supplication of the one who is fasting, and the supplication of the traveler. [at-Tirmidhi – Sahih]

13. Dua after praising Allah and giving salat on the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in the tashahhud at the end of salat.

Narrated Faddalah ibn Ubayd (RA): that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: ‘When anyone of you makes du’a, let him start by glorifying his Lord and praising Him, then let him send blessings upon the Prophet (SAW), then let him pray for whatever he wants’ [at-Tirmidhi ]

14. The dua of a Muslim for his absent brother or sister Muslim stemming from the heart.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “There is no believing servant who supplicates for his brother in his absence where the angels do not say, ‘the same be for you” [Muslim]

16. Dua on the Day of Arafat 

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ‘The best supplication is the supplication on the day of Arafat’.  [at-Tirmidhi and Malik]

The day of Arafat is the essence and pinnacle of Hajj. On this great and momentous day, millions of worshippers gather together on one plain, from every corner of the world, with only one purpose in mind – to respone to the call of their Creator. During this auspicious day, Allah does not refuse the requests of His worshippers.

17. Dua during the month of Ramadan 

Ramadan is month full of many blessings, thus the du’a of Ramadan is a blessed one.

This can be inferred from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)saying:‘When Ramadan comes, the Doors of Mercy (another narration says Paradise) are opened, and the doors of Hell are closed, and the Shaitans are locked up’ Thus, it is clear that du’a during Ramadan has a greater chance of being accepted, as the Gates of Paradise and Mercy are opened. [Sahih al-Bukhari, Muslim]

18. When Muslims gather for the purpose of invoking and remembering Allah (Dhikrullah). 

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: If a group of people sit together remembering Allah, the angels will circle them, mercy will shroud them, peace will descend onto them and Allah will remember them among those with Him. [Muslim]

19. First Ten days of Dhul-Hijjah

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ‘There are no days during which good deeds are more beloved to Allah than during these ten days’ [Sahih al-Bukhari]

20. Dua when the heart reaches out to Allah and is ready to be totally sincere

21. At Midnight

Abu Umamah (RA) said, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was questioned; ‘Which du’a is heard (by Allah)?’ He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) answered, ‘At midnight and at the end of every obligatory prayer.’ [at-Tirmidhi – Hasan]

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