Power of Supplication

And when My servants ask you, [O’ Muhammad], concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided. {al-Quran, 2:186}

Dua is a form of prayer or supplication where we gain the opportunity to converse with Allah (SWT). Since Ramadan is a time to strengthen our connection with al-Jabbar, the Omnipotent, dua becomes an important aspect in building that love, sukoon, and trust in Him. In Allah’s beautiful words above, He clearly states that He is listening to us at every moment that we intend to pray to Him- so, do not take that lightly and make dua with focused intentions. 

There is a particular beauty to how we should supplicate to Our Lord. The moment we raise our hands and pour out all the emotions from the corners of our hearts, we show signs of true worship. We accept the power and authority of ar-Razzaq, the Sustainer; we accept our weaknesses as we weep with our faces cupped in our hands; in the state of dua, we speak humbly to Our Lord. This is when we have the most powerful conversations with Allah (SWT).

Like anything else, there is proper etiquette on how to not only make dua, but to heighten it. Begin with dhikr of Allah- if you’re consistent with this ibadah, you’ll begin to notice all the blessings that come with it. Then, begin reciting your gratitude and praise of Allah; He is the Most Kind and Most Merciful - these are easy steps in gaining His pleasure. Finally, you can begin making dua for everything your heart desires, do it with full faith knowing your dua has been heard and accepted. 

Call upon Me; I will respond to you. {al-Quran, 40:60}

Use these blessed days as an opportunity to heighten your duas and ask Allah to further beautify your character and strengthen your love for this deen, Ameen.

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