الْحَمْـدُ للهِ الّذي عافاني مِمّا ابْتَـلاكَ بِهِ، وَفَضَّلَـني عَلى كَثيـرٍ مِمَّنْ خَلَـقَ تَفْضـيلا
Alhamdu lillaahil-lathee ‘aafaanee mimmab-talaaka bihi wa fadhdhalanee ‘alaa katheerin mimman khalaqa tafdheela
Praise is to Allah, Who has spared me what He has afflicted you with, and preferred me greatly above much of what He has created.
At-Tirmithi 5/493,4. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 3/153
There is no sin in asking someone else to make du’aa’ for you, on the condition that this does not involve anything that is wrong.
Some scholars have said that it’s better to make du’a for yourself as this shows more trust in Allah. Also, a person would naturally make more du’a for themselves. However, there is no problem in asking others at all. Infact, some say it’s good to ask others.
Instead of getting frustrated, struggling and asking everyone else for things, raise your hands and ask Allah directly.
Some of the people of the past said that when a righteous slave makes du’a, Allah tells the angels that He will delay the response, as He loves to Hear this slave’s voice.
اللّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعْوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الهَمِّ وَ الْحُزْنِ، والعًجْزِ والكَسَلِ والبُخْلِ والجُبْنِ، وضَلْعِ الدَّيْنِ وغَلَبَةِ الرِّجال
Allaahumma ‘innee ‘a’oothu bika minal-hammi walhazani, wal’ajzi walkasali, walbukhli waljubni, wa dhala’id-dayni wa ghalabatir-rijaali
O Allah, I seek refuge in You from grief and sadness, from weakness and from laziness, from miserliness and from cowardice, from being overcome by debt and from being overpowered by men (i.e. other people).
Sometimes we forget the source of everything, we over complicate things and make things worse than they are when simply raising our hands to Allah and asking, from the heart, sincerely, can resolve our issues, no matter how great they seem!
وَلَا تَتَمَنَّوْا مَا فَضَّلَ اللَّهُ بِهِ بَعْضَكُمْ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍ لِّلرِّجَالِ نَصِيبٌ مِّمَّا اكْتَسَبُوا وَلِلنِّسَاءِ نَصِيبٌ مِّمَّا اكْتَسَبْنَ وَاسْأَلُوا اللَّهَ مِن فَضْلِهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمًا
And wish not for the things in which Allah has made some of you to excel others. For men there is reward for what they have earned, (and likewise) for women there is reward for what they have earned, and ask Allah of His Bounty. Surely, Allah is Ever All-Knower of everything.
Ask him incessantly! From His Bounties!
Ibn Mas’ud (ra) would say, the one who prays a lot of Salaah is constantly knocking at the door of the King, it will soon be open for him.
Abu Hurairah (ra) said on his deathbed, oh Allah I love to meet You so love to meet me.