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The word “Duaa” have been used 212 times in the Holy Qur’an. Duaa means requesting
Allah for one’s needs of this world or for hereafter. Allah says in Holy Qur’an in Surat Al-Ghafir verse 60:“And your Lord says, call upon Me; I will respond to you….” And in Surat Al-Baqara verse186:”And when My servants ask you, O Mohammad, concerning Me –
Indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So
let them respond to Me (by obedience) and believe in Me that they may be (rightly) guided”
The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said: “Duaa is the momin’s armament and center piece of faith”
Imam Ali (AS) said: “Duaa is the shield of momin. The door will be opened if you knock continuously”
Imam ZainulAbedin (AS) said: “Duaa will postpone the calamity and bad luck”
Imam Mohammad Baqir (AS) said: “Duaa is the best prayer”
Imam Jaffer Al-Sadiq (AS): “Duaa is more effective than a pointed spear”
Imam Ali Al-Raza (AS) said: “You should be equipped with prophets armaments which is duaa”
Imam Mohammad Taqi (AS) said: “Duaa is means to avoid calamities”
Imam Mohammad Al-Baqir (AS) said: “There are two lights (noor) in momin’s heart;
one is the fear and the other is hope and if it could be weighed they will be exactly equal”. Allah says in Holy Qur’an: “Only losers are contented with Allah’s wrath”, and on the
other hand He says: “Only kafir is dejected from mercy and forgiveness of Allah.” Fear of Allah should be about our sins and failure to discharge our duties towards Allah, to the
people and to our-selves. Imagine the severity of punishment waiting for the sinners and helplessness against the Might of Allah. Similarly count Allah’s blessings from our birth
to the time of death. Ponder about Allah’s bounties in life.
From psychological point of view, there are many benefits of making Duaa. To achieve
any objective we need two things: intention and conviction. Duaa is to make connection
with the Omnipotent Powerwith the belief that He can grant success by His enormous resources. Duaa should precede hard work. Only Duaa or only hard work is insufficient.
There are many special Duaas like Duaa e Tawwassul, Duaa e Kumail, Duaa e Mashlool, Hadees e Kisa, Ziarat e Aashoora , Saheefa e Kamila; which have 54 Duaas for different occasions, apart from numerous Duaas recited by Chaharda Masoomeen(AS). Duaa made
by parents for their children and vice versa is more likely to be accepted.
Some time we ask for certain things which are not beneficial for us, but Allah knows better.
Duaa asked for sincerely is normally accepted subject to Allah’s “mashiyyat”.It is better to
give sadaqa before making Duaa. According to the nature of Duaa, Allah’s “Asma ul Husna” should be used. Recite salawaat before and after making Duaa and make Duaa for other momineen before making Duaa for himself. Timing and days of making Duaa is also
important; Duaa made on Eid ul Fitr, Eid uz Zuha, in Arafa during Hajj, namaz e shab, between dawn and sunrise, after obligatory prayers, between azan and aqamat, during rain and storms. Also Duaa made during Majlis-e Hussain(AS) while crying, is more likely to be accepted.Similarly Duaa made at Mecca near Khana e Kaaba, inside Masjid e Nabavi, at the graves of Chaharda Masoomeen (AS) is more likely to be granted. All Duaas are subject to Allah’s “Mashiyyat”
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