Ten Ahadith On Supplication (Du’a)

There are numerous Hadith relating to the excellence of Du’a.

HADITH NO. 1
Sayyidina Rasululah (Salalahu Alaihi wa Salam) states that Almighty Allah says:             “I am as My servant thinks of Me.”[Recorded in Bukhari (Hadith 7239), Muslim, Tirmidhi, Nisa’i and Ibn Majah on the authority of Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah]

This means that as a servant imagines or has an opinion concerning Allah, the Merciful Lord accordingly reacts with him. Knowledge and Qudrat is with everything but there is a special proximity of mercy with those who make Du’a to Him. What bigger mercy can a servant ask for than being blessed with the Divine Proximity of the Sublime Lord? Thousands of acceptances and millions of desires and intentions may be sacrificed on such Divine Proximity!

HADITH NO. 2                                                                                                                    The Beloved prophet (Salalahu Alaihi wa Salam) states:
“There is nothing nobler to Allah than Du‘a.” [Recorded in Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, Ibn Habban and Hakim narrated by Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah. Also cited in Tahzib al Kamil, Vol. 4, Page 309]

HADITH NO. 3
The Prophet of Allah (Salalahu Alaihi wa Salam) narrates from his Lord who says:
“Oh the children of Adam! Until such time you invoke Me and have trust and hope in Me, I will continue forgiving your sins no matter what they are, and I do not care of anything” (i.e. He is Independent.) [Tirmidhi on the narration of Sayyidina Anas ibn Malik, Hadith 3463]

HADITH NO. 4
The Beloved prophet (Salalahu Alaihi wa Salam) states:
“Do not get fed up with Supplication, for no one will perish with (continuous) Supplication.” [Narrated by Ibn Habban and Hakim, Sahih Ibn Habban, Hadith 872]

HADITH NO. 5
Sayyidina Rasululah (Salalahu Alaihi wa Salam) states:
“Du‘a is a weapon of a Muslim, a Pillar of Deen and the light of the skies and earth.” [Narrated by Hakim from Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah and Abu Ya’la from Sayyidina ‘Ali al-Murtudah, Hadith 6163]

HADITH NO. 6
It is narrated that Sayyidina Rasululah (Salalahu Alaihi wa Salam) said:
“All those calamities and misfortunes that descends and that which will descend in the future can be averted and protected from by Du‘a. So, Oh servant of Allah! Observe Du‘a!” [Narrated by Tirmidhi and Hakim from Sayyidina ‘Abd Allah ibn ‘Umar, Sunan al- Tirmidhi, Hadith 3471]

HADITH NO. 7
It is reported that Sayyidina Rasululah (Salalahu Alaihi wa Salam) said:
“When some misfortune descends, the supplication intercepts it and then they both wrestle till Qiyamah.” (i.e. supplication does not allow the misfortune to descend to the earth.) [Reported by Bazar, Tabrani, and Hakim from Umm al-Mu’minin Sayyidah ‘Aisha Siddiqah, Mustadrak al-Hakim, Hadith 1813]

HADITH NO. 8
The prophet of Allah (Salalahu Alaihi wa Salam) states:
“Supplication is the essence of worship.”

HADITH NO. 9
It is reported that the Noble Prophet of Allah (Salalahu Alaihi wa Salam)said:
“Must I not inform you of the thing which will protect you from your enemy and increase your sustenance? Make Supplication to Allah day and night because Supplication is a weapon of a Mu‘min. “[Narrated by Abu Ya’la from Sayyidina Jabir bin ‘Abdullah, Hadith 6164]

HADITH NO. 10
The beloved prophet of Allah (Salalahu Alaihi wa Salam)states:
“Allah casts His Anger on those who do not invoke Him.” [Reported by Imam Ahmad, Ibn Abi Shaybah, and Al-Bukhari in Adab al Mufrad, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and Hakim on the authority of Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah, Hadith 3295]

Such concepts and meanings are also reported in the Hadith al Qudsi as follows:
“One who does not invoke Me, I will direct My Anger at him.” (May Allah save us from this!) [Reported by Al-Askari in his Mawa’iz]

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