Being patient and persistent in making Dua |

islamic topics

Being patient and persistent in making Dua

As Muslims, we should be careful in not losing hope in our dua. We should also ensure that we don’t get impatient by setting expectations for getting immediate results. The Prophet (SAW) said:

“You will be answered so long as you are not in a hurry and say, ‘I made dua but I did not receive a response.’”

[Narrated by Al-Bukhari, 6340; Muslim, 2735]

Fear and Taqwa for Allah – Surah Shuara Verse 131-134 Quran

Instead of being impatient, think positively and have faith and hope that Allah will make a way out for you. Being impatient will do nothing but increase your stress and anxiety.

Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):


So verily, with the hardship, there is relief, verily, with the hardship, there is relief.

[Surah Al-Sharh, 94:5-6]

The Prophet (SAW) advised Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him and his father):

“Know that victory (or achievement) comes through patience, and that ease comes through hardship…”

While we should be patient in making Dua, we should at the same time be persistent. Being persistent means to repeat your dua to Allah and not giving faith or hope. This is proven by the prophets’ (SAW) traditions. Muslim [1794] narrated that Ibn Mas’ood (RA) said:

When the Prophet (SAW) made dua he would repeat it three times, and when he asked he would ask three times.

Ibn Al-Qayyim (RH) said in Al-Daa’ wa’l-Dawa’ [p.25]:

One of the most beneficial of remedies is persisting in dua.

Fear the Day of judgement – Surah Hajj Verse 12 Quran

In Kitaab Al-Zuhd by Imam Ahmad [305] it is narrated from Qataadah:

Mawraq said:

I can find no other likeness for the believer except that of a man who is at sea, clinging onto a piece of wood, and saying, “O Lord, O Lord,” that Allah might save him. 

Source: Power of Dua

 If you are not subscribed to get free updates via E-mail, click here to join our mailing list and get more such articles. If you are already on the list, click on the buttons below to share this page with others.

Read more:

Message to our readers in 2021 ==> We thank our readers who have supported us all these years in continuing our mission to get Islam’s peaceful message out to the public. For others who want to help thousands learn about Islam from, you can support the delivery of such Islamic messages and content below. has been relentlessly communicating the peaceful message of Islam to Muslims as well as non-Muslims for almost 15 years now. Over these years, millions of readers have benefited from our content and ongoing communications. If you would like to join the many people who support this work with a monthly contribution, please click on the link below. You can do this with as little as $6.99 per month (or more if you like). Thank you and JazakAllah for your support!

Click here or on the button below to ‘subscribe’! 


Note: Click here to read more Islamic stories from the Quran and get access to best Dua books in these publications.

dua quran hadith

islam and quran

29 comments… add one
  • Neha

    super like…jazakallah:-)

  • shamim

    Allah is the best answerer.

  • selma

    Alhamdulillah! Jazakallah kayran…Alhamdulillah this is really what i need now Alhamdulillah Ya Rabb indeed you are really guiding me.

  • Rubina

    Very motivating …… Jazaak Allahu khairan

  • Sub_HanAllah! Insha Allah I will continue making du’a! Thank you for reminding me. May Allah SWT protect and guide us all.

  • rayees

    jazakallah khair..thanks for such wonderful posts..

  • qudrah

    May Allah continues to increase you in knowledge .thank you for this information .

  • Wonderful! May Allah accept our Dua. Jazaka Allahu khairan

  • hadiza sani

    Jazakallah khairan. As humans sometimes we loose hope in our du’as if we don’t get immediate response however Allah The All Knowing N All Wise Knows when best to Grant us our prayers. May Allh grant us the patience to wait on Him n don’t loose hope in our Du’as. Ameen.

  • M.Ali.Lotun

    Thk u for reminding us.May Almighty Allah grant us our Doahs in this Holy month of Muharram Shareef 1434 Hinting; Ameen

  • Ameenah

    Masha Allah barakallahu feekum!

  • Darvis Carrim

    Jazaakallah Khairan !
    This is an excellent piece of reminder. Not being patience and persistant is a weakness. With strong Imaan if we ask Dua, Allah (SWT) will never fail to respond. Allah is so merciful.

  • Nizar

    A must advice for everyone. Most of everyone will be going through this mistake and doubt. Jazakallah Hairan

  • sayed reshma

    Alhamdulillah! Jazakallah kayran…Alhamdulillah this is really what i need now Alhamdulillah Ya Rabb indeed you are really guiding me.And all – plz remember me in your dua i really need it.

  • Hamisu

    Allhammdulillah a good and intresting reminder.Jazakallahu khair

  • Mariam

    Persistence in dua, MashaAllah. I am at a stage in my life where I need such message. JazakAllah.

  • usman hassan

    Beautiful post, it makes me think twice.Allaah accept our prayers.

  • Subair

    Thank you for posting such a valuable tips. Most of the muslims always hurry to get immediate results to their Duas, if not, get hopeless. Allah is merciful and always guide us.

  • Shukran jazil for this valuable reminder. There is no substitute for patience and perseverance, with strong Eeman in Allah, for result when making Dua. Indeed, there is hope in Allah’s words which says: “Inna Llaha mo asobiriin”

  • madina

    Subanallah we all need to follow our beloved rasullah pbh, advise and be persisted in all acts of worship. Jazkallah for such a nice reminder article.

  • Yakubu

    very precise. may ALLAH make it easy for us to be patient with HIS divine decree. aameen

  • jawid

    Subhanallah! “Know that victory (or achievement) comes through patience, and that ease comes through hardship…” Love it!!!
    We should be thankful to Allah for which he has given us without asking for them and be patient with what we are asking him for.


  • jemilat

    This is encouraging that a muslim should not give up. prayer and being patient and persistence answer all

  • gulfina

    Allah i was in need of this i have found my self guided by you everytime

  • Fatima Makintami

    Jazakh khairan. Indeed it is an inspiring piece. Ya Allah grant us d patienc 2 be persistent in our dua.

  • Samra y

    I have learnt so much from Iqrasense in the past few weeks.

    This has inspired me to persist and not give up. I know Allah is merciful and will (inshallah)will answer my dua and guide me to my destiny.

    May Allah the merciful, the powerful, bring peace, harmony and love to us all. Ameen.

  • Issahaku

    Ishallah! Patience and perseverance are key to getting needs answered from Allah. I made dua every day and hour and thought I was worrying Allah with this but your article has made things more clear to me. I will not relent in my duas.

    Allah bless you. We need more of such.

  • yusra

    ALLAH is the BEST answerer there is no power nor might except in ALLAH Most Glorified Most Honorable.

  • aki

    Only ALLAH is Blessed for All Eternity Most Honourable Most Glorified Besides whom their Is No Power InshaALLAH i will be able to maintain my strength and happiness and reach my dream safely and be protected from oppression

Leave a Comment