The Blessed Times For Dua | Best Times To Make Dua In The Light Of Quran And Hadees

The Blessed Times For Dua | Best Times To Make Dua In The Light Of Quran And Hadees

The Blessed Times For Dua | Best Times To Make Dua In The Light Of Quran And Hadees

As we earnestly hope to have our Dua answered, look out for these best times known as Sā‘at al-Ijābah or al-Istijābah (Times of answered prayers), so that Allah s.w.t. may fulfil our prayers the best way possible:

1. In The Depths Of The Night

The Prophet s.a.w. said,

يَنْزِلُ رَبُّنَا تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى كُلَّ لَيْلَةٍ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ الدُّنْيَا حِينَ يَبْقَى ثُلُثُ اللَّيْلِ الآخِرُ يَقُولُ مَنْ يَدْعُونِي فَأَسْتَجِيبَ لَهُ مَنْ يَسْأَلُنِي فَأُعْطِيَهُ مَنْ يَسْتَغْفِرُنِي فَأَغْفِرَ لَهُ

“Our Lord, the Blessed and the Exalted, descends every night to the lowest heaven when one-third of the latter part of the night is left and says: Who supplicates Me so that I may answer him? Who asks Me so that I may give to him? Who asks Me forgiveness so that I may forgive him?”

(Sahih Muslim)

1. Before Saying Salām In A Prayer.

According to the hadith reported by Abu Umamah r.a,

قِيلَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَىُّ الدُّعَاءِ أَسْمَعُ قَالَ ‏”‏ جَوْفُ اللَّيْلِ الآخِرُ وَدُبُرَ الصَّلَوَاتِ الْمَكْتُوبَاتِ

It was said, “O Messenger of Allah, which Dua is heard?” He said, “In the last third of the night, and following every prescribed prayer.”

(Sunan At-Tirmizi)

2. Between The Azān And The Iqāmah.

The Prophet s.a.w. said,

الدُّعَاءُ لَا يُرَدُّ بَيْنَ الْأَذَانِ وَالْإِقَامَةِ

“A Dua offered between the Azān and Iqāmah is not rejected.”

(Sunan At-Tirmizi)

3. Saying Dua During Free Time And In Good Health Regularly.

The Prophet s.a.w. said,

مَنْ سَرَّهُ أَنْ يَسْتَجِيبَ اللَّهُ لَهُ عِنْدَ الشَّدَائِدِ فَلْيُكْثِرِ الدُّعَاءَ فِي الرَّخَاءِ

“If anyone finds pleasure in receiving an answer from God in times of difficulty, he should make many supplications when times are easy.”

(Sunan At-Tirmizi)

4. Between ‘Asar And Maghrib On Fridays.

The Prophet s.a.w. said,

يَوْمُ الْجُمُعَةِ اثْنَتَا عَشْرَةَ سَاعَةً لاَ يُوجَدُ فِيهَا عَبْدٌ مُسْلِمٌ يَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ شَيْئًا إِلاَّ آتَاهُ إِيَّاهُ فَالْتَمِسُوهَا آخِرَ سَاعَةٍ بَعْدَ الْعَصْ

“Friday consists of twelve hours. There is one in which a Muslim who asks Allah for something will have it granted to him. Seek it in the last hour after ‘Asar.”

(Sunan An-Nasa’i)

5. Between Two Khutbahs Of A Friday Prayer.

Abu Hurairah r.a. reported that the Messenger of Allah s.a.w. said while talking about the merits of Friday,

“‏فيها ساعة لا يوافقها عبد مسلم، وهو قائم يصلي يسأل الله شيئًا، إلا أعطاه إياه”‏ وأشار بيده يقللها

“There is a time on Friday at which a Muslim, while he is performing a prayer and is supplicating, will be granted whatever he (or she) is supplicating for.” And he pointed with his hand to indicate that this period of time is very short.

(Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

6. During Sujūd In A Prayer.

The Prophet s.a.w said,

أَقْرَبُ مَا يَكُونُ الْعَبْدُ مِنْ رَبِّهِ وَهُوَ سَاجِدٌ فَأَكْثِرُوا الدُّعَاءَ

“The nearest a slave can be to his Lord (Allāh) is while doing sujūd, so increase in supplication”

(Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim)

7. While Drinking The Water Of Zamzam.

The Prophet s.a.w. said,

مَاءُ زَمْزَمَ لِمَا شُرِبَ لَهُ

“The water of Zamzam is for whatever it is drunk for.”

(Sunan Ibn Majah)

8. During Ramadan | Especially Before Breaking Fast, On The Last Ten Days, And The Laylat Al-Qadr (Night Of Power).

Ramadan, as the best month of all, is filled with great blessings when a servant does good deeds that include ‘ibādah in the form of Dua. The Prophet s.a.w. said,

ثَلاَثَةٌ لاَ تُرَدُّ دَعْوَتُهُمُ الصَّائِمُ حَتَّى يُفْطِرَ وَالإِمَامُ الْعَادِلُ وَدَعْوَةُ الْمَظْلُومِ يَرْفَعُهَا اللَّهُ فَوْقَ الْغَمَامِ وَيَفْتَحُ لَهَا أَبْوَابَ السَّمَاءِ وَيَقُولُ الرَّبُّ وَعِزَّتِي لأَنْصُرَنَّكَ وَلَوْ بَعْدَ حِينٍ

“There are three people whose Dua is not rejected; the fasting person until he breaks the fast, the just ruler, and the oppressed person, whose Dua Allah lifts above the clouds and opens unto it the doors of Jannah, and Allah says: “I swear by My Honour, verily I shall assist you, even though it may be after some time.”

(Sunan At-Tirmizi)

And as the last ten nights of Ramadan are deemed the best nights of all in a year, it is therefore greatly encouraged to say Dua during those nights. Regarding Laylatul Qadr, ‘Aishah r.a. said: I asked the Messenger of Allah: O Messenger of Allah, if I realize Laylatul Qadr, what should I supplicate in it? He said, “Say:

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّيْ

“O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me”

(Sunan At-Tirmizi)

9. At Times Of Adversity.

Allah s.w.t. says in the Qur’an:

وَذَا ٱلنُّونِ إِذ ذَّهَبَ مُغَـٰضِبًا فَظَنَّ أَن لَّن نَّقدِرَ عَلَيهِ فَنَادَىٰ فِى ٱلظُّلُمَـٰتِ أَن لَّا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا أَنتَ سُبحَـٰنَكَ إِنِّى كنتُ مِنَ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ. فَٱستَجَبنَا لَهُ ۥ وَنَجَّينَـٰهُ مِنَ ٱلغَمِّ‌ وَكَذَٲلِكَ نُنجِى ٱلمُؤمِنِينَ.

And (remember) Zun-Nūn (Prophet Yūnus a.s.), when he went off in anger and imagined that We shall not punish him (i.e. the calamities which had befallen him)! But he cried through the darkness (saying): None has the right to be worshipped but You (O Allah), Glorified (and Exalted) are You. Truly, I have been of the wrong-doers. So We answered his call and delivered him from distress. And thus We do deliver the believers (who believe in the Oneness of Allâh, abstain from evil and work righteousness).

(Surah Al-Anbiya’, 21:87-88)

10. While Performing Hajj, On The First Ten Days Of Zulhijjah And On The Day Of Arafah.

The Prophet s.a.w. said,

مَا مِنْ أَيَّامٍ الْعَمَلُ الصَّالِحُ فِيهَا أَحَبُّ إِلَى اللَّهِ مِنْ هَذِهِ الأَيَّامِ

“There are no days during which the righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah s.w.t. than these (first ten) days (of Zulhijjah).”

(Sunan Ibn Majah)

And in another hadith, he said,

خَيرُ الدُّعَاءِ دُعَاء يَوم عَرَفَة

“The best of Dua is Dua on the day of ‘Arafah.”

(Sunan At-Tirmizi)

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