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Importance of Dua


عَنِ النُّعْمَانِ بْنِ بَشِيرٍ، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «الدُّعَاءُ هُوَ الْعِبَادَةُ»، ثُمَّ تَلَا {وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ{…


Nu’man bin Basheer
رضي الله عنه) ) narrates that Allah’s Messenger (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) said, “Supplication is worship.” Then he recited “And your Lord says, call upon Me and I shall answer you…”

(Abi Shaybah, Hadith No.29777, Pg.88, Vol.15, Muhammad Awaama/ Ibn Majah, Pg.271, Qadimi Kutub Khana / Abu Dawood, Hadith No.1479, Pg.218, Vol.2, Maktaba Rahmania / Ahmad, Hadith No.18380, Pg.373, Vol.6, Darul Fikr / Muajamul Kabeer, Tibrani, Hadith No.193, Pg.4962, Vol.14, Muassasah Rayan / Hakim, Hadith No.1838, Pg.602, Vol.2, Qadimi Kutub Khana / Tirmizi, Hadith No.2969, Pg.344, Vol.2, Altaf and Sons.)



The verse


وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ. إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِي سَيَدْخُلُونَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِينَ


“And your Lord says, call upon Me and I shall answer you. Surely those who are too arrogant to worship Me, they shall enter Hell, disgraced.”(Surah Al Mu’min, Verse 60)


In this Hadith, the Prophet ( (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمstressed the importance of dua, to the extent that he said that it was actually a form of worship (an act of Ibadah). He further recited the verse of the Holy Quraan to explain that Allah Himself orders the believers to call on Him and to supplicate to Him. When the believers do this, then Allah’s promise is that He will listen to their ‘calls’ and answer their supplications. This is indeed a glad tiding to all believers. Hence, they must make it a part of their daily routine to turn to Allah in dua.