THE WEAPON OF A BELIEVER
Importance of Dua
عَنْ أَنَسٍ، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «لَا تَعْجِزُوا فِي الدُّعَاءِ، فَإِنَّهُ لَنْ يَهْلِكَ مَعَ الدُّعَاءِ أَحَدٌ»
Hazrat Anas (R.A) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “Do not show laziness (inability) in making dua. For certainly no one is deprived (or destroyed) as long as he makes dua.
(Hakim, Hadith No.1854, Vol.2, Pg.54, Qademi Kutub Khana / Ibn Hibban Hadith No.871, Pg.152, Vol.3, Al Resalah Al Alamiah)
In this tradition, the Prophet (S.A) gave a beautiful advice, informing us that one should not show laziness in making dua (supplication) to Allah. One should not become tired of making dua repeatedly. One must also not think that one has made sufficient duas. Instead, one must be keen and anxious to always call on Allah and Supplicate to him.
The Prophet (S.A) tells us that as long one continues to make dua, Allah’s help, kindness and blessings will always come to him. The person will never be deprived of Allah’s blessings and no harm or destruction will come to him.