Du`aa’, supplicating to Allah, is the essence of `ibadah. (Tirmidhi) Indeed, it is a demand of Islam. The Prophet has exhorted us:
“Allah is angry with him who does not ask [anything] from Him.” (At-Tirmidhi)
Each of your du`aa’s must capture the spirit of your goals and ambitions. You must offer them with humility and sincerity. The Prophet Muhammad has taught us some of the most beautiful supplications – said in beautiful words, encapsulating beautiful ideas, through beautiful ways of asking. They move the heart and make tears flow from one’s eyes.
Additionally, there are du`aa’s that were part of the Prophet’s daily routine: Prayers said while eating, drinking, sleeping, entering and leaving home. All of these du`aa’s must be memorized and utilized, for they remind us of Allah and His…
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