When people contact me with hardships and complaints I often tell them make dua and Allah will resolve this matter for you. They usually get a little annoyed when I say this until I explain a little to them about why.
Dua isn’t just a supplication or a “prayer” but it’s a deep connection with Allah that we have at any time or place that alleviates the heart from carrying all its pain, stress and worries around. Leaving your affairs to the One who created you is a very reassuring feeling.
1.The beauty of dua is that we Speak Only to the One Who Will Answer.
When we make dua we exert ourself in thinking about the sifat of Allah and using His names to call upon Him with pure tawheed and remember that nothing is comparable to Allah.
2. Hope, humility and submission.
When we exert our tawheed and return ourself to Allah asking from Him with the most Perfect of Names and Attributes, we remember how weak and in need we are. We turn to HIM in Submission and humility realising how wrong we have been and neglectful yet we know from among His names is Al Ghafoor Ar Raheem so although we sin and forget Allah many times we remain hopeful he will answer us and forgive us.
3. Don’t be shy to
One thing we should aleays remember is thay He’s not to be forgotten once He’s granted our request.
4. Honor Others Who Make Dua and remember Allah
Those who call upon Allah with their athkar and dua should be honoured and respected. If you want the respect of others Allah will place that in the hearts of the believers for towards those who turn to Him and call upon Him.
5. Be sure and firm in your dua
Allah has told us to supplicate to Him in the Quran so we should do so with firm belief and trust in Allah.
7. Be patient and don’t expect the answer you want.
Sometimes we make dua for things but Allah knows it isn’t good for us or it’s just not decreed for us. Rest assured whatever Allah withholds from you is good for you and He does not deprive anyone of what is good for them.
Sometimes it is hard to not get what we asked for so when we make dua we should ask Allah for what is good for us if what we want isn’t and to make our hearts accept whatever He has decreed and give us patience in that.
8.Gratitude and obediance.
There is no better feeling then when Allah the Most Merciful has replied to your supplication.
Just as we would thank our parents or our friends for listening to us and doing things for us out of favour we should thank Allah by either sujood ash shukr and increasing in good deeds and obedience.