.Dua & Dhikr · Etiquette of Dua

Iblees comes and says: ‘How much did you call upon Him and did not see any response?’

After repenting from sins
Source: Sayd ul-Khaatir; Chapter 249, p. 343
Asaheeha Translations

“I worship (Allaah) by making du’aa, and I am certain that the answer will come”

Shaykh Ibn aj-Jawzee (rahimahullaah) says:

“If you fall into a hardship that is hard to be free from, you can’t (do anything) but make du’aa and take refuge in Allaah, after repenting from sins, because sins necessitate punishment, so if they disappear by repentance from them, the reason (for punishment) is lifted. So if you repented and made du’aa, and did not see any trace of response, then look into your affair. Maybe the repentance was not sound, so correct it then make du’aa and don’t become tired of making du’aa. Maybe the good is in delaying the response, and maybe the good is not in responding, so you will be rewarded and responded by being referred to what benefits you, and it would be beneficial for you to not be given what you requested, but rather to be given other than it as a replacement.

So if iblees comes and says: ‘How much did you call upon Him and did not see any response?’ Then say: ‘I worship (Allaah) by making du’aa, and I am certain that the answer will come. But maybe its delay is due to some good, and even if it doesn’t happen, worship and humility takes place.’ So take care not to ask for something except by combining it with asking for that which is good, because the occurrence of many a wish from the dunyaa was a cause for destruction.”

.Dua & Dhikr · Etiquette of Dua

Is it correct to ask Allaah to hurry when making dua?

Shaykh Fawzan answers


May Allah give you good. The sister says: I supplicate oh Shaykh, I supplicate to Allah saying: “Oh Allah verily I ask You to hasten for me marriage.”  Is asking Allah to hasten your dua from the reasons the dua will not be accepted?

Shaykh Fawzan: Requesting for Allah to hasten the dua is not from the reasons that dua will not be accepted.

When the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah are upon him, supplicated for rain he said:

Oh Allah! Pour down upon us a wholesome rain, now not later. [1]

This is because there is benefit in the supplication being hastened for the person.

As for being hasty in supplication it is for the person to say: “I supplicated and supplicated and I was not answered.” Thus they give up making dua. This is what is prohibited.

Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee

[1] Sunan Ibn Majah, Chapter 154. What Was Narrated Concerning Supplication For Rain, Hadith Number 1269