Du’a in sujood and du’a after tashahud should be prolonged in these nights. If you don’t know Arabic then any du’as you have memorised, the du’a of Laylatul Qadr, istighfar and anything else you know should be used.
Some of the people of the past would be amazed that so many people raise their hands and no reply was given. Then one of them replied with a statement of Ibn Mas’ud (ra), that Allah only responds to the du’a of the one asking firmly from his heart!
So, what of our state nowadays when one looks at the Muslim world?!
The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “There are three whose supplication will not be rejected: the just ruler, the fasting person until he breaks his fast, and the supplication of one who has been wronged.”
Narrated by Ahmad (8043) and classed as Saheeh.
An-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said:
It is mustahabb for the fasting person to offer supplication whilst fasting with regards to what concerns him of the Hereafter and of this world, for himself, for those whom he loves, and for the Muslims.
This month was an opening in the Ummah with many great victories including Badr and many others so try to make this month an opening for you to do something monumental.
1. Think of something you have as a goal e.g Hifdh of the Qur’an or any other goal you have.
2. Make more du’a for it.
3. Take some sort of step towards it even if it’s a baby step!
The du’a of the fasting person is accepted. But here is how you make it unique:
- Do it for someone who wouldn’t expect it from you. Don’t tell that person in order to make it even more sincere for the sake of Allah.
- Diversify the du’as and people you make du’a for so that you can be given different things by Allah. Think of a person in each of the following categories and make du’a for them daily:
- A person who has good qualities but hasn’t been guided to faith. Make du’a for guidance for that person so that perhaps Allah grants you further guidance and keeps you on the straight path.
- A person who is involved in Islamic work, that Allah accepts from them and keeps them sincere so that perhaps Allah uses you for His cause and keeps you sincere.
- A person who is committing a public sin. Make du’a that Allah forgives that person. Imagine if the du’a is accepted for a major public sin, then the angels will say ameen for you also and perhaps Allah will forgive you for both your public and private sins.
- A person who is ill, that Allah grants him or her full health so that perhaps Allah will either heal you if you are sick or preserve your health for you if you are healthy.
- A person who is struggling financially or suffering a worldly hardship, ask Allah to help that person so that perhaps Allah will help you in that same situation.
- A person who has a particular blessing that you wish for, that Allah maintains that blessing upon that person without making it a means of taking him or her away from goodness in the Hereafter so that perhaps Allah will grant it for you or maintain your blessings upon you without making them a means of harm for you.
It is Sunnah to stand at the grave when everyone has left and seek forgiveness and steadfastness for the deceased, because they are about to be questioned.
- It is easier to shed tears for the sake of Allah
- It is easier to stand for the night prayer
- You sleep less
- It softens the heart
- A higher chance of your du’a being accepted
- It becomes easier to control your desires