Hadith Sharif on the Importance of Dua


Hadith Sharif on the Importance of Dua


The Prophet of Allah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam narrates from his Lord who says: “Oh children of Adam Alaihis Salam! Until such time you make Du‘a to Me and have trust and hope in Me, I will continue forgiving your sins no matter what they are, and I do not care of anything (i.e. He is Independent.)” [ Jaami’ Tirmidhi, Hadith 3463]


Purify what you eat, your prayers will be answered. [Tabarani, Al-Mu’jam al-Awsat, Vol. 5, Page 24, Hadith 6495]


The Master of the Sinless, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) states: “A servant’s supplication (du’a) is never void of three things:


(1) either his sins are forgiven,

(2) or he benefits in this world,

(3) or virtues are accumulated for him in the hereafter.


When the servant will observe this reward (Thawab) accumulated for him in the hereafter in compensation for that which was not fulfilled in the Duniyah, then he will desire that none of his desires should have been fulfilled in the world, but rather be accumulated for the hereafter. [Sunan Tirmidhi, Kitab al-Da’waat, Vol. 5, Page 292, Hadith 3490]


Allah Almighty is very displeased with those who do not make Dua to Him. [Jami’ Tirmidhi, Vol. 5, Page 244, Hadith 3373]


Allah is modest and generous. He dislikes it if His servants lift up their hands towards Him and get nothing. [Tirmidhi, Hadith 3556]


Two du’as are not rejected: Du’a at the time of the call to prayer and the Du’a at the time of rain. [Tabarani, Al-Mu’jam al-Kabeer, Hadith 5756]


A calamity descends and then it is encountered by Dua. Then they continue to fight until the Day of Judgement. [Mustadrak, Hadith 1856]


Destiny can be changed through Dua and life can be increased through good deeds. [Hakim, Al-Mustadrak, V2, P162,  Hadith 1857]


Dua is a weapon of a Muslim, a pillar of faith and a light from the heavens and the earth. [Musnad Abi Ya’la, Vol. 1, Page 215, Hadith 435]


You gain no Divine help and livelihood except through the blessings and Duas of the poor. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 2, Page 280, Hadith 2896]


Allah will elevate the rank of a person in Paradise due to the Dua made by his son for his forgiveness. [Mishkat, Hadith 2354]


A Muslim who makes Dua for another Muslim in his absence gets accepted very quickly. [Abu Dawud]


Dua (supplication) is not rejected in the time between Adhan and Iqaamat. [Sunan AbuDawood, Vol. 1, Page 220, Hadith 561]


When the Adhan is called, the Doors of the Skies are opened and Duas (invocations) are accepted. [Kanz al-Ummal, Hadith 20910]


Dua (Supplication) of three people are undoubtedly answered:

  1. An oppressed person,
  2. A Traveler, and
  3. A father (for his children).

Ref: Tirmidhi, Vol. 3, Page 378, Hadith 1905.


Your prayers are answered as long as you don’t hurry, don’t say I prayed (but) my prayer wasn’t answered. [Sahih Bukhari, V4, P200, Hadith 6340]


Hadrat Uthman ibn Haneef radi Allahu anhu reports that a blind person came to Rasoolullah (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and requested a dua. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) instructed him to make the following supplication, “O Allah عزوجل I ask from Thee and turn towards You with the Prophet of Mercy, Muhammad (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam). Ya Muhammad (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) I have turned towards my Lord using your means in this need of mine so that it is fulfilled. Ya Allah عزوجل Accept the intercession of Rasoolullah (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) for me.” Hadrat Abu Ishaaq radi Allahu anhu states that this Hadith is Sahih (sound).” [Hadith, Ibn Majah, Baabu Salaatil-Haaja]






Hadith Sharif on Importance of Istighfar


Without doubt, just like iron, the heart also rusts; reciting Istighfar cleanses it. [Majma’ az-Zawaid, V10, P346, Hadith 17575]


Whoever likes that his Book of Deeds should make him happy, he should increase Istighfar in it. [Majma’ az-Zawaid, Hadith 17579]


Glad Tidings are for him who finds Istighfar in abundance in his record of deeds. [Sunan IbnMajah, Vol. 4, Page 257, Hadith 3818]


Whosoever makes Istighfar necessary for himself, Allah will distance every worry from him. – [Ibn Majah Vol. 4 Page 257 Hadith 3819]


When a person admits his sin, then repents, Allah accepts his repentance. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 2, Page 199, Hadith 2661]


There is no man who commits a sin then he performs ablution and does it well, then he prays two Rak’ah, and seeks the forgiveness of Allah, but Allah will forgive him. [Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 1, Page 179, Hadith 2]


If you commit so many sins that they reach to the sky, then repent; Allah will accept your repentance. [IbnMajah, Hadith 4248]


If you commit any sin, repent immediately. Repent secretly for secret sins and publicly for public sins. [Hadith KanzulUmmal]


Perform a good deed, after committing a sin (in error), it will erase it. [Musnad Imam Ahmad, Vol. 8, Page 92, Hadith 21460]


The condition of one who repents from sins is similar to a person who has not committed any sin. [IbnMajah, Hadith 4250]


Whatever adversity a Muslim faces, even if he is pricked by a thorn, Allah makes this an atonement for his sins. [Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 5641]


Whosoever seeks forgiveness on behalf of believing men and women, Allah shall write for him a good deed (equal to) each believing man and woman. [Al-Tabarani in al-Kabir]


Whosoever seeks forgiveness twenty seven times in a day for the believing men and women then he will become from those who are answered and by whom the dwellers of earth are given sustenance. [Al-Tabarani in al-Kabir]


Whosoever begins his day with goodness and ends it with goodness then Allah says to the Angels, ‘Do not write the (minor) sins between the two’. [Kanz al-‘Ummal]


Do not insult the fever, for it removes the sins of the son of Adam as the bellows remove the dross from iron. [Sahih Muslim, Hadith 2575, P1392]


Do not neglect to seek refuge from the shaytan, for if you do not see him, he is not unaware of you. [Musnad al-Firdous, Vol. 5, Page 47, Hadith 7414]

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