Power of Dua in Islam-Importance of Dua According to Quran and Hadith
Dua means supplication, communication with deity. Dua is an incredible power so that many of us sometimes don’t fully know about it. If we know the power of Dua then we would do whatever is necessary to get our Duas answered. Sometimes our Duas are answered immediately and sometimes they take much longer than we expect. However, Dua can transform our lives and bring about miraculous results when it made properly by heart.
We can make Dua in any language, Almighty Allah listens to us no matter in which language we are supplicating. Allah (SWT) stated in the Holy Quran: “And your Lord says, “Call upon Me; I will respond to you.” Indeed, those who disdain My worship will enter Hell [rendered] contemptible” (Quran, 40:60). Dua is essentially submission to the Creator and a demonstration of a person’s need for Allah. One can make Dua anytime there is no specific time or fixed place for making Dua. Dua can change the destiny so try to make Dua in every situation because with Dua you will always get closer to Almighty Allah. It maintained a person’s belief in One Lord and it rejects all forms of idolatry.
Dua is communication with Allah Almighty, the All-Knowing and the All-Powerful. Dua or supplication is an act which is of extraordinary significance, Dua is the most uplifting, empowering, and transforming conversation a person can ever have with his Lord. We turn to Allah Almighty because we know that He alone can lift our sufferings and solve our problems. We feel relieved after describing our difficulties to is our Creator. We feel empowered after making supplication or having communicated with the Allah Almighty. When we make Dua we get a new commitment to follow His path for that is the only path for success. We feel blessed with each such commitment with the Lord.
Allah Almighty listens to us when we make Dua. We should always seek help from Allah. Allah (SWT) says about Dua in the Holy Quran: “When my servants ask you concerning me, (tell them) I am indeed close (to them). I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls on me” (Quran, 2:186). The importance of Dua in front of Allah Almighty can be evaluated from this hadith in which our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: “Nothing is more honorable to Allah the Most-High than Dua.” (Sahih al-Jami)
We should not only make Dua for ourselves but also for our
parents, brothers and sisters, spouses and children, relatives and friends,
teachers and other benefactors, and destitute and struggling Muslims
everywhere. We should pray for them for the good in this world as well as in
the Hereafter. The Prophet (PBUH) said: “The Dua of a Muslim
for his brother (in Islam) in his absence is readily accepted. An angel is
appointed to his side. Whenever he makes a beneficial Dua for his brother the
appointed angel says, Ameen. And may you also be blessed with the
same.'” (Sahih Muslim)
When making the Dua it is acceptable to ask for good in this
worldly life and in the hereafter. Throughout the Quran, Our Lord encourages
the believers to call on Him, He asks us to lay our dreams, hopes, fears, and
uncertainties before Him and to be sure that He hears every word. Our
beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: “A slave becomes nearest to
his Lord when he is in prostration. So, increase supplications in
prostrations.” (Sahih Muslim)
Dua can change our life and our fate. It is the most compelling weapon, works only for those who try sincerely and seriously to use it. As a Muslim, we should never give up, because we have the ultimate weapon to counter our fears, depression, oppression, and adversity in the shape of Dua.