Mistakes regarding making Du’aa – Sunday 23rd Dec.2012

Abdullah ibn Mughffal (Radia-Allaahu ‘anhu) narrated that he heard the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) saying, “There will be people from my nation who will transgress in making supplications and in purifying themselves” [Ahmad, Abu Dawud, and An-Nasa’I and it has been authenticated by al-Albani]

How will they transgress in the Dua?

  1. Some people will add to the Dua that has been taught by the Prophet. The Prophet (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) has taught us duas and we should not add any wordings from ourselves.
  1. They may raise their voice. This is a kind of transgression.
  1. Asking something which is forbidden to ask.
  1. To be hasty in receiving the response such that a person says, “I invoked Allah but I didn’t get a response”. Saying this is a means of rejection of your dua. You have to be patient. Narrated Abu Huraira that  the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “”The invocation of anyone of you is granted (by Allah) if he does not show impatience (by saying, “I invoked Allah but my request has not been granted.”)” [Sahih al-Bukhari 6340]

The scholars say if you pray with a heedless heart than this dua is like a weak arrow. The dua with a heedless heart is like a weak arrow which has a weak effect.

  1. Invoking with a heedless heart. You ask Allah but you are thinking of other things and your mind is not with you completely. This dua is not accepted by Allah. You need to collect your heart when you invoke Allah. Someone might ask you to make dua but just a random dua with your tongue. This is not accepted. A heedful heart is required.
  1. When you ask Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) you should be certain of a response and you should be persistent and insist on your response. Being uncertain will cause your Tawheed to be deficient, it is as if you are saying “If you wish give me if you don’t wish don’t give me, I’m in no need of it”. You should ask Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) with determination; while you are sure Allah will give you. This indicates that you don’t magnify Allah and you feel self sufficient.

When you end the dua with “Insha Allah”or “Bi Idhnillah” you are nullifying your dua. Because there is no certainty. You have to pray with determination.

Shaikh Muhammed bin Abdul Wahhab (Rahimahullaah) mentioned a chapter at the end of Kitaab At-Tawheed to indicate that these kinds of words diminish the Tawheed. You need to invoke with assurance that Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) will give you.

La bas Tahoor inshaAllah <- There is insha Allah in this. This is not a dua, it is just informing him.

Whatever the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) taught us in the Sunnah is sufficient so stick with it.


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Posted on January 28, 2013, in Sunnah of the Week and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. asalamualaikumwarehmatullahiwabarakatuhu    I understand about not using or saying inshaAllah and bi’idhnillah after the dua But what about the dua for breaking fast. Could you ( ask any one to ) please explain this. JazakAllah kher.

    Meaning: The thirst has gone and the veins are quenched, and reward is confirmed, if Allaah wills.

    Transliteration: Zahabadh-dhama’u wabtallatil-‘urooqu, wa thabatal-ajru inshaa-Allaahu.

            Source: Abu Dawud 2/306,// sunan abu dawood book of fasting vol:2 hadith no. 2350.



  2. Dear Sister,

    Firstly this is a Dhikr and not a Duaa (as Shaikh bin Uthaimeen said) this is one thing.

    The other thing, the statement of the Prophet (salla Allahu alahi wa sallam): “wa Thabat Al-Ajr” ( the reward has been affirmed) means that the righteous deed has been fulfilled and finished and the reward has been attained, and this is not a Duaa but it is Ikhbaar (a report) because all the previous sentences are mentioned as report.

    Thirdly: the statement (In shaa Allah) means that one can not be assertive (dogmatic) about the matter. so “in shaa Allah” is mentioned as seeking the barakah with the remembrance of Allah. Other scholars said: in saying “In shaa Allah” there is an indication that all the matters belong to Allah and in His Hand (Subhaanahu wa Ta’alaa), and the matter is not a compensation between Allah and His creation as the Mu’tazilah say that entering Paradise is a compensation for the good deed, rather Allah (Ta’alaa) by His grace guide His slaves to the righteous deeds and by His Grace accepts from them and reward them. [end quote by Shaikh Abul-Muhsin Al-Abbaad- explanation of Sunan Abi Dawood]

    Hope it is clear
    Baaraka Allahu feekum


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