Reality and Etiquettes of Du’a

Allah Most High says, “I am near – I answer the call of the one who calls upon me” (2:186).

Yet, many of us wonder: Are my du’as being answered? Is there a certain du’a I have to read for each of my concerns? Do my du’as have to be in Arabic?

Lecture on the Reality and Etiquettes of Du’a

In this series of short talks, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the reality of du’a (supplication) and how to turn to Allah. It is based on a classical text on the same subject.

Sections covered:

1. The reality of du’a
2. Our being called on to make du’a
3. The great virtue of du’a
4. The integrals of supplication, its wings, and its means
5. The conditions of supplication
6. Its proper manners
7. The times of du’a and the state in which it should be made
8. Signs of acceptance of du’a
9. Explaining the religious ruling of du’a
10. Some encompassing supplications
11. Explaining what the greatest Divine Name is

AN ENTREATY FOR HELP IN THE COURT OF THE HOLY PROPHET ﷺ

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The Imam of millions of followers of the Hanafi School, Shaykh Imam al-Azam Abu Hanifah (radi Allahu ‘anhu) makes an entreaty for help in the court of the Holy Prophet ﷺ, in ‘Al-Qasidah al-Nau’maniyah fi Madhi Khayr al-Bariyyah’:

يـا أكـرم الثقليـن يـا كنـز الغنـى
O the one! Who is better than all humans and jinns and who is the treasure of Allah

جـد لـي بجـودك و ارضنـي برضـاكـا
Please give me from what Allah has bestowed on you and make me happy like Allah has pleased you

أنـا طامـع بالجـود منـك و لـم يكـن
I am a candidate for your shower of generosity

لأبـي حنيفـة فـي الأنـام سـواكـا
There is no one for Abu Hanifah in the entire creation except you.

A Distant Kashmiri’s Prayer

A Distant Kashmiri’s Prayer
I offer you my prayers
I bow down to you alone
I ask from you in my dua,
For the world’s people and my own.

Listen to me, Almighty,
Listen to me, O Rab!
Let my wishes cross the skies,
And reach you straight above.

My heaven is turning into hell,
My Valley is torn, it bleeds.
My faith overcomes the evil around
Only You could pay some heed.

I see li’l kids afraid of going out,
Or one, praying for her missing friend,
And a mother dying by her son’s corpse,
Or a husband whose tears don’t see an end.

It’s a request, Almighty
I plead to you O Rab
Help the people of my Valley, before
They themselves reach you, above.

Source: A Distant Kashmiri’s Prayer

Ramadan Kareem


The moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia. Ramadhan 1437 will begin tonight. 
May we all be blessed with Allah’s mercy on this first night of this month, may He forgive all of our sins, accept all of our fasts and worship, and may this month be a means of gaining nearness to Him and His beloved salla’Allahu ‘alayhi wasalam. 

Please keep me and my loved ones in your blessed prayers.

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