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]
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  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.
In Kitaab Al-Zuhd by Imam Ahmad  it is narrated from Qataadah:
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|
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