Imagine talking to someone about a dreadful problem of yours, fully realizing they are capable of making any problem go away. How much trust would you have in that person? Now, instead of talking to a regular person, you are talking to Allah, The Almighty (SWT). And you’re not actually talking in that case, you are in fact making dua. So how can you make your dua more powerful and eventually accepted inshAllah?
5 tips to make your dua more powerful and eventually accepted inshAllah
First and foremost, please bear in mind that the acceptance of the dua is the choice of Allah (SWT) only. Therefore, no one can guarantee its acceptance except Allah of course. Nonetheless, there are things that can make it more powerful inshAllah.
1. Have yaqeen
Before even raising your hands and uttering the words, remember to have the utmost yaqeen (certainty) that Allah (SWT) will accept your dua inshAllah, despite how far-fetched it seems. Allah (SWT) CAN make it happen. Thank Him before it even comes true. Yes, that’s how much you should believe in Him.
وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ ۖ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ ۖ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُوا لِي وَلْيُؤْمِنُوا بِي لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ – 2:186
And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided.
2. Don’t forget the akhira (Hereafter)
Make dua for the akhira (afterlife) as well. In the end, this dunya (current life) is ephemeral, you don’t want to focus on worldly gains only.
Jannah is the eternal home of the believer. A place with infinite bliss and happiness. No fear of anything, no anxiety, and no uncertainty of the unknown.
3. Be persistent and don’t lose hope
One of the most important factors of a powerful dua is persistence. Just because you’ve been asking Allah (SWT) for months without seeing any results does not mean you should stop. Believe me, I know that sometimes it gets challenging to stay strong.
It’s okay if you feel like giving up.
SubhanAllah, even prophets (PBUT) felt tired at times. But, how many times were you so close to giving it all up but then everything fell right into place?
We are on this dunya and Allah (SWT) will test our patience. Through trials, Allah (SWT) molds us into our better selves.
4. Make dua when at ease
It is easy to make dua during times of hardship but far more difficult when your life is easy and you are smooth-sailing.
That’s because we might feel that dua is only a tool to fix our problems. Although it is important to call upon Allah when we are in distress, we also need to make it a habit to call upon The Merciful to thank Him and appreciate His favors on us.
After all, what guarantee do we have that our lives will stay this way?
5. Follow the Etiquette of the dua (Adab-Al Dua)
- Calling Allah (SWT) with His names and reciting salutation upon the Prophet (saying Peace Be Upon Prophet Muhammad)
- Crying of kushoo‘ (reverence)
- Making wudhu‘ (ablution) and facing the qiblah
- Making dua for others
- Raising your hands
- Repeating the dua three times
- Making dua in preferred times such as: before breaking your fast in Ramadan, before Fajr, between the athan (prayer calling) and the iqama.
Allah is right here next to you and me. He knows what’s in our hearts.
Personally, the power of dua gives me a sense of peace and tranquility as I know that I can turn to my Creator anytime. Allah (SWT) surely doesn’t need us and yet He hears our every word.
Tell me about your experience with dua in the comments below.