Time, Place, and Condition Where Our Du’a will be Answered
All praises be to Allah, peace and prayer of Allah be upon His messenger, his companions, and anyone who follow his guidance until the Last Day.
Here is the next part about time, place, and condition where our du’a (prayer, supplication) will be answered. May Allah the Glorified and Exalted make the writing of this paper to be sincerely to seek for His please, and make it useful. Amin, O Allah.
- Supplicating after performing ablution, with supplication taught by the Prophet
The Messenger – peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- said,
« مَا مِنْكُمْ مِنْ أَحَدٍ يَتَوَضَّأُ فَيُبْلِغُ – أَوْ فَيُسْبِغُ – الْوُضُوءَ ثُمَّ يَقُولُ أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولُهُ إِلاَّ فُتِحَتْ لَهُ أَبْوَابُ الْجَنَّةِ الثَّمَانِيَةُ يَدْخُلُ مِنْ أَيِّهَا شَاءَ » .
“None of you who performed ablution and he perfected his ablution, then said,
أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولُهُ
“I testify that no deity has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and that Muhammad is Allah’s slave and His messenger.”
But the eight doors of Paradise will be opened for him and he may enter from any door he wishes.” (Narrated by Muslim)
- Supplication after throwing the Jamrah Shugra
- Supplication after throwing the Jamrah Wustha
Whenever the Messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- had finished throwing stones near the mosque of Mina, where he threw seven times and recited takbeer in each throw, he would move forward and stood facing the qiblah and raised both of his hands and supplicated, and he lengthen the time he stood.
Then he came to the second place to throw stone and threw seven stones, where he recited takbeer in each throw, and he descended to the left side that was near the valley and stood facing the qiblah and prayed. Next he came to the place to throw stone near the ‘Aqaba, then threw it with seven stones, where he recited takbeer in each throw, and he went off and not standing near it. This is as narrated by Bukhari from a hadith of Abdullah bin Umar – may Allah be pleased with them both-
- Supplicating inside of Ka’ba and supplication of a person who perform prayer at the Hijr, since it is a part of Baitullah
Usama Ibn Zayd explained that upon entering the Baitullah, the Prophet -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- supplicated at all of its sides.” (Narrated by Muslim).
Abdullah bin Umar -may Allah be pleased with them both- said, I saw the Messenger of Allah – peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- entered the Ka’ba with Usama Ibn Zayd, Bilal, and Uthman Ibn Thalhah, then its door was closed. When they opened the door, I was among the first man to enter it, and I met Bilal and asked him, “Did the Messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- prayed inside ?” He replied, “Yes. He prayed between the two pillars of Yemeni.” (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim).
‘Aisha -may Allah be pleased with her- said,
سَأَلْتُ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَنْ الجَدْرِ أَمِنَ البَيْتِ هُوَ؟ قَالَ: «نَعَمْ» قُلْتُ: فَمَا لَهُمْ لَمْ يُدْخِلُوهُ فِي البَيْتِ؟ قَالَ: «إِنَّ قَوْمَكِ قَصَّرَتْ بِهِمُ النَّفَقَةُ»
“I asked the Messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- about jadr (Hijr), whether it is a part of baitullah? He answered, ‘”Yes.” I asked again, “But why didn’t they include it in baitullah?” He replied, “Indeed, your people are short of fund.” (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim).
- Supplicating At mount Shafa
- Supplicating at mount Marwa
Jabir -may Allah be pleased with him- explained in a long hadith that he narrated about how the Prophet -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- performed his pilgrimage, that the Messenger of Allah – peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- went out the door to Shafa and when he was near it he recited the verse, “”Innash shafaa wal marwata min sya’aairillah…and so on (Chapter Al Baqarah/The Cow:158), abda’u bimaa bada’allahu bih (I start with what Allah has started with). Then he started with the mount Shafa; he climbed it until he saw the baitullah and faced qiblah. He recited the testimonies and glorified Allah, and said,
اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ اَنْجَزَ وَعْدَهُ وَ نَصَرَ عَبْدَهُ وَ هَزَمَ اْلاَحْزَابَ وَحْدَهُ
He repeated the remembrance thrice and supplicated each time he finished reciting it (but he didn’t supplicate after the third time).” In this hadith, it is also explained that he did the same thing at the mount of Marwa as he did at the mount Shafa. (Narrated by Muslim).
- Supplicating while at the Masy’aril Haram
Jabir Ibn Abdillah -may Allah be pleased with him- commented about the pilgrimage of the Prophet – peace and prayer of Allah be upon him-, “Next, he mounted his camel al Qaswa’, until he arrived at the Masy’arilharam, he faced the qiblah, supplicated, recited takbeer, tahleel, and pronounced the Oneness of Allah. At that time, he still stood until the day grew brighter, then he departed before the sun rose.
- Supplicating on the first ten days of month Dzul Hijjah.
The Messenger of Allah – peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- said,
مَا مِنْ أَيَّامٍ الْعَمَلُ الصَّالِحُ فِيْهَا أَحَبُّ إِلىَ اللهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ مِنْ هَذِهِ الْأَيَّامِ – يَعْنِي أَيَّامَ الْعَشْرِ – قَالُوْا يَا رَسُوْلَ اللهِ وَلاَ الْجِهَادُ فِي سَبِيْلِ اللهِ ؟ قَالَ “وَلاَ الْجِهَادُ فِي سَبِيْلِ اللهِ إِلاَّ رَجُلٌ خَرَجَ بِنَفْسِهِ وَمَالِهِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَرْجِعْ مِنْ ذَلِكَ بِشَيْءٍ
“”There are no days in which righteous deed performed in it are dearer to Allah the Almighty other than these days – that is, the first ten days of month Dzul hijja- the companions asked, “O Messenger of Allah, not even the jihad in Allah’s Cause?”. He replied, “Not even jihad in Allah’s Cause, except for a man who went out to do jihad with his body and soul and wealth, then nothing left from it.” (Narrated by Bukhari)
- Supplication of One who recites remembrance plenty of times
The Messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- said,
ثَلاَثَةٌ لاَ يُرَدُّ دُعَاؤُهُمْ: الذَّاكِرُ ِللهِ كَثِيْراً، وَدَعْوَةُ الْمَظْلُوْمِ، وَالْإِمَامُ الْمُقْسِطُ
“Three kind of people whose prayer will not be rejected; prayer of a person who remembers Allah plenty of times, prayer of an oppressed person, and prayer of a fair imam.” (Narrated by Baihaqi in “Asy Syu’ab,”, and classed as good hadith by Sheikh Al Albani in Ash Shahiihah no. 1211).
Beside all that have been mentioned previously, a muslim is suggested to supplicate frequently to Allah his Lord, because He is fond of being asked.
And Allah knows best, peace and prayer of Allah be upon Muhammad, his family, and his companions.
Author: Marwan bin Musa
References: Ad Du’aa minal Kitaab was Sunnah (Dr. Sa’id bin Ali Al Qahthaniy), Syuruthud Du’aa (Dr. Sa’id bin Ali Al Qahthaniy), Al Maktabatusy Syaamilah version 3.35 and 3.45 , etc.