Suppose you want to borrow money from a friend. Would you go to the house, knock on the door, and ask for money? Or would you greet him, inquire about his well-being, and then ask?
Similarly, you’re missing out on a beautiful sunnah if you dive right into your dua’. When it comes to supplicating, praise Allah ‘azza wa jall first!
From Anas ibn Mālik (may Allāh be pleased with him), [who] said:
Um Sulaym came to the Prophet ﷺ and said, “O Messenger of Allāh, teach me some words
I can ask [Allāh] with.”
He said: Proclaim Allāh’s great distance, Mighty is He and Majestic, from any kind of imperfection [by saying ‘subhānallāh’ ten times; glorify Him with praise [by saying ‘al-hamdulillāh’ ten times; and extol His greatness above all things [by saying ‘Allāhu akbar’ ten times. Then after that, ask for what you need, for He [will] certainly then say: ‘Indeed, I have done it; indeed, I have done it.’
[Ref: Ahmad, Al-Tirmidhī, and Al-Nasā’ī reported it with their chains of narration, and Al-Albānī graded it hasan (a good, acceptable narration)].
1. Next time you make dua’, say this first.
2. Teach others this abandoned sunnah practice.
Praying you will benefit,
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As-Salaamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi Ta’alaa wa Barakatuh,
Alf shukr laka yaa Ustadh! I thank you a thousand times over and over again, but more importantly, I pray Allah the Most Glorified and the Most High! blesses you both in this word and especially, in the hereafter. Thank you for all the wonderful advice, reminders, Qur’anic admonitions, Hadith and Prophetic traditions you have shared. This article and gem of advice on ‘Praising Allah before making Du’a’ really touched my heart. I thank Allah for you, and ask Him the Most! to continue to grant you wisdom, understanding, and knowledge. Keep sharing! May Allah Tabaraka wa Ta’alaa grant you paradise. Amen
Assalaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu
Masha Allah Very beautiful Azkar to praise Allah swt before making Dua. Allah will certainly answer our call (dua) supported with the Sunnah. Prophet’s sunnah is full of wisdom and has powerful impacts oin our duas.
May Allah give Tawfeeq to all of us to practice & follow it and revive the abandon sunnahs. Aameen Ya Rabul A’alameen.
Jazak Allahu Khairan wa Khair Al Jaza