SPECIAL TIMES WHEN DUA IS MOST LIKELY TO BE ANSWERED:
- Time of Tahajjud
- Right after farz namaz
- Between Azaan and Iqamah
- Friday after Asr till Maghrib
- When a fasting person breaks his fast
- Before drinking zam zam
- In sujood
- When its raining
- Lailatul Qadr HOW TO GET YOUR DUAS ANSWERED:
When whale swallowed Hazrat yunus ( A. S ), he started Istaghfar and saying dua that is Ayat e karima, we all know , then Allah Exalted caused yunus to recover and forgave him .Allah told Hazrat yunus ( A . S ) that if it had not been for his praying to Him , he would have stayed in the whale’s stomach till the Day of Judgement. Say Ayat e karima in your duas as much as you can without any counting.
Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal is considered as a renowned scholar of Islam and a famous theologian . He is often referred to as the “ sheikh ul islam” or the “ Imam of Ahl al – sunnah .”
During his old age , while he was travelling somewhere he stopped by a town .After the prayers , he wanted to stay for the night in the mosque yard because he didn’t know anyone in the town . owing to his humility , he didn’t introduce himself to anyone thinking that if he did , he would be welcomed by many people. Failing to recognize Ahmad Bin Hanbal , the caretaker of the mosque refused to let him stay in the mosque. As Imam Ahmad was quiet old, the caretaker had to drag him out of the mosque . On seeing this , a baker from a nearby place felt pity for this man and offered to be the host to him for the night. During his stay with the baker , Imam Hanbal observed that the baker would constantly recite Istighfar. Imam Hanbal asked the baker if the constant practice of saying Istighfar had any effect on him. The baker responded by telling Imam that Allah had accepted all of his duas except one. When Imam asked him what dua was it that had not been accepted, the baker replied that he had been asking Allah to provide him the privilege to meet the famous scholar of the time Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal. On this Imam said that Allah had not only listened to his dua but had dragged him onto his ( the baker’s ) doorsteps.
( summarized from Al Jumuah magazine )
SOME IMPORTANT DUAS FROM QURAN :
We should recite these duas daily.
ü “ Our Lord : grant us good in this world and good in the life to come and keep us safe from the torment of the fire.” ( 2 : 201)
ü “ Our Lord : Bestow on us endurance and make our foothold sure and give us help against those who reject faith.” ( 2:250)
ü “ Our Lord : Lay not upon us such a burden as you did lay upon those before us.” ( 2 : 286 )
ü “ Our Lord : Relieve us of the torment , for we do really believe .” ( 44 : 12 )
ü “Our Lord : Let not our hearts deviate from the truth after you have guided us , and bestow upon us mercy from your grace. Verily you are the Giver of bounties without measure.” ( 3 : 8 )
With dua we can never fail and without it can never succeed .