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Not losing hope in the Dua’s that we make – Dua Acceptance

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Dua’s Not Being Accepted?

One of the common complaints of many of us Muslims is that when we make Dua, we don’t see its immediate effects. As a result, we get disheartened and lose hope in the effectiveness and powers of our Dua. The post below highlights a passage written by Ibn Al-Jawzi (may Allah have mercy on him) where he discusses this topic.

For those of us who don’t know, Abu’l-Faraj ibn al-Jawzi (508 AH – 597 AH) is known to be one of the most prolific authors in Islamic history. According to a research conducted on the extent of his research works, the number of Ibn al-Jawzi’s books is more than 376 texts. Some even say that he is the author of more than 700 works.

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About the matter of Dua’s not being answered. Ibn al-Jawzi in one of his books commented the following:

Dua Requires Patience

I think part of the test is when a believer supplicates and receives no response, and he repeats the dua for a long time and sees no sign of a response. He should realize that this is a test and needs patience.

What a person experiences of waswaas (whispers from shaytan) when the response is delayed is a sickness which needs medicine – I have experienced this myself. A calamity befell me and I supplicated and did not see any response, and Iblees started to lay his traps. Sometimes he said: The generosity (of Allah) is abundant and He is not miserly, so why is there a delay?

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I said to him: Be gone, O cursed one, for I have no need of anyone to argue my case and I do not want you as a supporter!

Then I told myself: Beware of going along with his whispers, for if there was no other reason for the delay except that Allah is testing you to see whether you will fight the enemy, that is sufficient wisdom.

My soul (nafs) said: How could you explain the delay in the response of Allah to your prayers for relief from this calamity?

I said: It is proven with evidence that Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, is the Sovereign, and the Sovereign may withhold or give, so there is no point in objecting to Him.

The wisdom behind that is proven in definitive evidence. I may think that something is good, but wisdom does not dictate it, but the reason for that may be hidden, just as a doctor may do things that appear outwardly to be harmful, intending some good purpose thereby. Perhaps this is something of that nature.

There may be an interest to be served by delay, and haste may be harmful. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “A person will be fine so long as he does not become impatient and says, ‘I prayed but I did not receive any answer.’”

The response may be withheld because of some fault in you. Perhaps there was something dubious in what you ate or your heart was heedless at the time when you said the dua, or your punishment is being increased by means of your need being withheld, because of some sin from which you have not repented sincerely. So look for some of these reasons, so that you might achieve your aim.

You should examine the intention behind this request, because attaining it may lead to more sin, or prevent you from doing some good, so withholding it is better.

Perhaps losing what you have missed out on will cause you to turn to Allah and getting it will distract you from Him. This is obvious, based on the fact that were it not for this calamity you would not have turned to Him, because the real calamity is what distracts you from Him, but what makes you stand before Him is good for you and is in your best interests.

If you ponder these things you will focus on what is more beneficial for you, such as correcting a mistake or seeking forgiveness or standing before Allah and beseeching Him, and forget about what you have missed out on.

End quote. Source: Sayd al-Khaatir (59-60). (This publication is in three volumes containing aphorisms and wise counsels)

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About the issue of Dua’s being accepted, the following two sayings by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) are also very noteworthy:

It was narrated that Faddalah ibn ‘Ubayd said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) heard a man making dua after his prayer, but he did not send blessings upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “This man is in a hurry.” Then he called him and said to him or to someone else: “When any one of you has finished praying (and makes dua), let him start by praising Allah, then let him send blessings upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), then after that let him ask for whatever he wants.” Al-Albani said: it is a saheeh hadeeth. (Saheeh Sunan al-Tirmidhi, 2765.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The slave will receive a response so long as his dua does not involve sin or severing of family ties, and so long as he is not hasty.” It was said, “What does being hasty mean?” He said: “When he says, ‘I made dua and I made dua, and I have not seen any response,’ and he gets frustrated and stops making dua.” Narrated by al-Bukahari, 6340; Muslim, 2735.

— Finally, for those of us who have abandoned the practice of Dua, we may be missing something quite important. Wishing is not the same thing as making a Dua. We may keep wishing our wishes but we have a better chance of seeing them materialized when we actually make the effort to enter the state of Dua and asking Him what we want.

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197 comments… add one
  • Reezoanah Link Reply

    Jazak_Allah !!

  • Nazma Link Reply

    this has certainly answered many questions.

  • naz Link Reply

    thank you for the duaa, feel much better.

  • Bintou Jarra Link Reply

    The same thing applies to many of us especially we women who are weak in faith but may ALLAH guide us through and protect us from shaitan.

    • Ayesha Link Reply

      Speak for your self. all Women arent weak in faith

  • ashna Link Reply

    well i believe extremely in dua…and Allah listens to everyone….

  • Kate Link Reply

    Jazak Allahu khairan! That was very useful.

  • Alhamdu Lillah,
    this is a good reminder and i thank Allah for all i do i always pray and believe that Allah loves me better than i love myself, so if i pray and did not see response i know the problem is with me and or Allah is keeping for me for the best time.
    thank you very much, may Allah reward you abandantly.

  • amatou allah Link Reply

    jazak ALLAH Khairan
    very interresting subject, it comes in time!



  • khadijah Link Reply

    this post was fantastic, its really opened my eyes and strengthened my faith.

  • LAWAL Link Reply

    That was avery good reminder for all muslims.May ALLAH bless you as you continue to reminder our muslim umma in the whole world, AMEEN.

  • Abdul-Lateef Link Reply

    AAWW; and thanks for this wonderful reminder, jazakallahu khairan. We think we know what we want and good for us. When we ask from Allah SWTA, let His Will be done; let Him “Guide us to the right path”, Ameen. Sura 1vs6. I wish you all muslim brothers & sisters well. Salaams.

  • Thaz Link Reply

    Jazakallah, very help full information.

  • Kamal Eldin Link Reply

    An excellent topic. I recommend to include the Hadith of our Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in which he explained that either we will be granted what we ask right away, or Allah the Almighty will prevent an equivalent bad thing to what we ask for, or hold the reward for us in the day after. Sincerity in Dua is a major factor.



  • umm ali Link Reply

    on the day of jugdement the reward of unheard duas would be such that people would wish none of their duas had been answered.

    but we should still make dua as it really connects us with our Allah

  • Sohana Link Reply

    Thank you so much after reading I realize that wishing is not important it’s depends on how the person do it & believe in It really opened my eyes thanks for sharing 🙂

  • madame z Link Reply

    this particular writing has brought tears to my eyes and i realise that truly we humans are at fault…it is very true that i have gotten frustrated on numerous occasions and make the shaitan be cursed for he truly has cast his ugly power over us…but enshallah with the will of ALLAH may we all succeed and our halaal wishes and dua’s be granted…

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  • Sheena Ali Link Reply

    Masha Allah,
    Thanks for this lovely news, my personal experience is all my difficulties were removed & duas being answered by Allah swt and also by sending salams to Rasoolah sal la wale wasal. I’m a convert & I find difficulties everyday but Allah is great I always succeed.

  • aslam u alicm
    praise for almighty allah
    and peace and mercy of allah upon mohammad.
    and reward for who are doing for allah and his creatures.
    no word seem to be enough how I can thankyou, realy this subject was very useful, and intersting. I have gotten alot of guide, and understand how is the real dua.

  • WASIUR Link Reply

    Alhamdu Lillah,
    I came across this Post,Just When I needed this guidance,the most…

  • Michael Link Reply

    A reminder is always good for the believer. I have made duas and get answers in a short time.I have made other duas, but don’t seem to be having a response or a response in keeping with my desire but I view it as being for my good for I strongly believe Allah ta’ala loves his servants and grants them what He knows is best for them,for He is the all knowing, Wise and just..

  • Fahad Link Reply

    Jazak Allah.

    Agreed with brothers and sisters above, strengthened my faith !!
    May Allah bless all of us.

  • Tiffani Link Reply

    This is a wonderful reminder, I have been in this postion myself.

  • jauhara Link Reply

    The best doa is the istighfar.
    The prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallaam once said to a question on what doa to recite if one is to meet the night of lailaulqadr… recite – Allahumma innaka afuwun, tuhibbul affwa, fa’fu ‘annii.

    For Allah knowth what is best for you and will guide you and giveth you what will be beneficial for you by this istighfar.

    Wallahu ‘alam…

  • Karafa Manneh Link Reply

    Praise be to Allah and peace be upon Muhammad. May all our prayers be answered

  • it’s a very nice subject, it’s defenetly true. U’ll feel great when ur dua’ is responed, it is the nicest way to contact with God.

  • Sabina Link Reply

    Jazakaallah… Good to see so many comments..

    All of us need to have patience and believe that one day our prayers/dua will be blessed by Allah… Never stop praying, for once allah will always forgive us.. Inshaallah!

  • Elham Link Reply

    thank you sooo much for this email , it has made me happy in so many ways and has given me a gd start to the morning .
    I will surely keep it in mind .
    Thanks again
    jazak ALLAH Khairan

  • Anonymous Link Reply

    subhanallah,”ALLAH” give us tawfiq to make a proper and more strong iman to make a dua for prosperity,

  • Anisa Link Reply

    AllahuBarakfeekum Very helpful

  • Ali Link Reply

    My Allah guide us to a correct path. By enjoying good and forbidding evil will lead us closer to our religion and make us spiritually pure.

  • Nafisa Link Reply

    Abu’l-Faraj ibn al-Jawzi – May Allah bless him. The article is so succint and clear. Mashallah.
    We should all include in our daily duas, prayers for all our Prophets and Messengers, authors, writers, teachers, everyone in publishing of Islamic material electronic or hard copy. Ameen.
    We learn every day from great Muslims who shared their knowledge by writing.

  • hamida vaid Link Reply

    good n informative, jazakallahu khair

  • afshan Link Reply


    Thanks for such a great words,i alwaz do pray and i know god will accept our dua .i have full faith on allah

  • Holili Link Reply

    Alhamdulillah, God bless us all.

  • Zohra Link Reply

    Assalam Alaikum,

    Also, there is a factor: Allah tests those whom He loves. So, persevere more in Ibadat when fallen in adversity. That is a sure sign that your faith is strong.

    Allah will test your faith (Iman) because He loves you.

    Even Prophets were tested with hardships, so who are we?

    Patience and strong faith will bring you closer to Allah. And your prayers will be answered. Insha Allah.

  • Zarah Link Reply

    JAZAK-ALLAH!!!!!! 🙂 i have given myself to ALLAH because he knows better thn me 🙂 and HE will surely accept my duas because i TRUST HIM 🙂

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  • haroon Link Reply

    Very informative. May Allah guide us on the right direction.

  • Syed Link Reply

    Jazaakallah, thanks to remind us which we could have missed out in our busy life. Our duty is to ask HIM, HE has the duty to answer his servants dua.
    HE knows our weakness and help us to be successful in the hereafter.
    Let all of us dua for the entire ummah to be blessed and go thru the test platform( this world) successfully and meet the ALL MIGHTY ALLAH in the fashion that he prefer us to be.

  • Alijah Hj Abdullah Link Reply


    Thanks for the wonderful reminder, I extremely believe in
    Dua’s…….and ALLAH always listens to everyone dua……

    Insyallah…May ALLAH guide us and all our entire family
    Muslimin Muslimat to the right path…Amin.

  • Zakariyah Abdulazeez Link Reply

    Jazakallahu Khairan. This is a good reminder to every Muslim of the words of the Holy Qur’an that Du’a is a sword of the Muslims.

  • bilal Link Reply

    alhamdulillah, dua is a best prayer,it is a medium through which we communicate with ALLAH.

  • Yasmin Link Reply


    Alhadulliah, this article was of great help. It has given me a different insight and has helped me look at a different view which I have been blinded too. May Allah bless the author(s) of this article.


  • Imran Rasheed Link Reply

    Thank you for this informative post on dua. When a son sends a cable to his father asking for money, he waits with expectancy looking out for the postman. The son knows that his father loves him and will worry for him and as a result will send him the money.
    The father, on the other hand, may realise that the money will be wasted and spend on movies and not on books. So he may decide to wait and send the money after the exams are over. The son EXPECTS, the father ANSWERS – sometimes in ways that the son does not understand !

    When we pray to the ALMIGHTY, it must be posted like an urgent sure shot message and MUST EXPECT the ANSWER genuinely from our HEART ( Faith in Almighty, ask and HE WILL LISTEN) and be patient. If there is a delay – ask yourself whether the ‘money’ will be spent on ‘books’ or ‘movies’ !!

    Thank you for this post. May Allah Bless us all.

  • Anwar Link Reply

    when I was planning to visit a country, I applied to have visa of that country but was rejected despite my full heartedly dua from my Allah to have that so that I may visit that country and see my relatives there. I was not given visa for one or more reason unknown to me. I had to return back to my home with some tears in my eye. But I consoled that time to myself as ” Not getting visa might be good for me for the reason unknown to me now. And yes after 02 months I could understand the purpose of Almighty Allah of not permitting me to leave the country. Something which was not scheduled happened on very urgency basis.

  • Hafash Qasim Link Reply

    Jazakhallah Hairan, I believe in the power of Dua, and My dua is always answered, whenever is not answered, I believe it is kept for a better time or for my children in the future,because Allah SWT knows best, also because all Dua of all believers are never rejected unless the dua is something that is unlawful. May Allah answers to all our Dua.

  • rubeena Link Reply eye opener to many impatient ignorant souls..

  • Khalid Imam Rahmani Link Reply

    This article is certainly a reminder for all of us. ALLAH may give us taufique to paray to HIM whole heartedly and with Imaan. Insha Allah our prayers will be answered.

  • dilshad khan Link Reply

    assalam alaikum…. i was too going through the same phase. I have started looking things in a different way way… but after reading this post i am able to wake up the good inside me… thanks alot to brother for such a wonderfull post…may allah bless all of us…

  • TOHEED Link Reply


  • First of all we have to complete the pre-dua i.e blessings upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). After making dua, patience is important.

    I thank you very much for reminding this important issue of our life.

  • zainal abidin yusof Link Reply

    Dua gives us hope and hope keeps us near to Allah.Thank you for the article.

  • asalam o alaikum,
    JAZAKALLAH for such a nice reminder and yeah personally i hav lost my patience but still hav strong trust that only ALLAH will help me out so keep praying cz its connect us to ALLAH.

  • Anny Naz Link Reply

    Jazak Allah…

    let me point out one more thing towards the TOpic … that is the intensed feeling that we have during making Dua, Deep inside our heart knows whether this Dua gonna be fulfilled or not.. ask to your heart look inside it.. it’ll answer you if you are sincere slave of Allah, Have his Fear in your heart,& have stongly Faith in Akhira.

  • Anonymous Link Reply

    Aslkm wr wb

    Thanks for reminding this through the article that only Halal dua is accepted, may allah swt make us to walk on the path of our beloved messenger (pbuh) ameen.

    Jazakallahu kair

  • Assalam Alaikum,

    Alhamdulillah, very good & powerful Article…
    gives more faith on Allah & also make us to identify our sings and seeking forgiveness from Allah.

    Jazakallah Khair for sharing this article. this helps each & every Muslim to identifying and overcoming their sings and seeking help from Almighty Allah.
    Surly Almighty Allah is the forgiver for each and every one because he loves All.
    There is no god but Allah alone. He has no partner and Allah is dominion of everything and to him all praise is, he is capable of all things



  • Tahir Link Reply

    This is a right topic to discuss in these days, to strengthen our faith in Allah. This shall clear the doubts of most of the Muslims.

  • All the praise be to Allah SWT and peace upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW. Dua is a means of communication. I want to keep it alive. I talk to Him day in and day out. He listens to me. Most of my duas have been answered. The rest will, Inshallah, be fulfilled hereafter cause our jaaiz demand will not go astray. In return what he expects from us? We must have firm belief in one ALLAH (SWT) and His last messenger Mohammad (SAW). We must pray to Allah to protect us from the fitnas of shaitaan.
    jazakallah. shafi

  • Sharf Link Reply


    This is a wonderful article. May Allah bless all those who put their best efforts for their community to improve their remembrance of Allah!


  • Anonymous Link Reply

    Assalam Alaikum,

    First of all I think that Salaam is not sufficient on behalf of Assalam Alaikum (its my own opinion)


    I fully agreed with Zohra, because Allah is Almighty & if He tests all of His Nabi (Prophets) with hardship, so what we are & who we are?

    Thanks a lot for refreshing our Iman (faith)

  • rahimi Link Reply

    my Allah reward u for this informative article posted jazakallah ul khair

  • Imtiyaz ahamed Link Reply

    Assalalmu alaikum,
    This is the very important news, because if a person gets disappointed by allah, he will be very near to kufr, or shirk.

    so brohters and sisters dont leave your faith in allah, because alla will repay for the duas in aakirath, which are not accepted in this world, so keep asking lot of Aafiath duas.
    The reasons for not accepatance of our duas is either, it will not be good for us, or allah will give it later, or he will repay for it in aakirath

  • Tash Link Reply

    As salam u alikum
    Thank you Sir,

    I was sort of getting this thinking. And your post has reinforced it and made me realize. I am struggling and asking forgiveness. And Asking Allah Subhaha wa Taala to show me my mistakes and shortcomings earlier, and inshAllah I will be obedient.

    Jazak Allah

  • moussa Link Reply

    Great article and very educative. it has given me deep reflection to my duas. Keep on sharing with all muslim brothers and sisters.

  • Razick Link Reply

    Alhamdulillah. Quotations are great and useful for all of us.

  • Usman Aliyu Momoh Link Reply

    Quite instructive. Jazaka Lahu khaira. May Allah grant us sabur.

  • Afzal Link Reply

    Alhumdulillah, excellent description & a good way of reminding us of Making Dua Sincerely


  • Assalam o ali kum

    All praise to Allah subhanathala, i and my wife prayed fr 4 months asking fr twin children Alhamdulillah Allah gave us a boy and girl, ther r many equally unbeleivable miracles and ofcus many not answered i am sure Allah knew what is best fr us,
    When ur prayers r not answered keep trying like how our prophet(PBUH) kept trying even fr food and do not forget Prophet Ayub(PBUH) PRAYERS IN HIS PROLONGED DISEASE.
    Pls remember me in ur duas

  • Asif Khan Link Reply

    Thats right we all muslims should ask only from Allah who can only fulfill ours need and wants. We have to wait because all given to us is only by Almighty Allah

  • SAWW,

    receiving this article on dua , for me is more proof that Allah sees & knows our innermost thoughts even without us telling anyone, and Allah is the greatest.

    last ramadan i joined the ‘make a dua for yourself and others group” as my heart was earnestly seeking Allah’s blessings for a child. see my text of dua prayer in august 2009 below:

    “Asalam alaikum warakhmotulahi wabarakutu dear brothers and sisters,
    Please make dua for me, that Allah should bless my husband & I with righteous offspring insha allah. i know Allah can answer all , we have been married for 1 year, 4 months, and trying every month , but we are yet to get a positive result.
    i know that it is possible and it can happen within this year insha Allah.
    May Allah answer your heart desires too insha Allah , and grant us success & good things both in this world and in the hereafter, Amin”

    Wallahi, in that same month i got pregnant, and i am currently due to deliver insha Allah! For me it is a testimony, especially when i saw this mail, as i was going to post my testimony on the dua site, and also request the ummah to pray for a safe delivery insha Allah as i start maternity leave today.

    dear brothers and sister, never relent in your heartfelt , sincere duas, Allah’s response to your duas is just around the corner. Never be discouraged, and exert more duas, acts of ibadah, charity and surely, Allah is Ya Qadir(powerful), Ya Qodeeru ( able), Ya Muqtadir (never incapable), Ya Salam( provider of tranquilty, and general welfare)

    Masha Allah, He will answer our duas! please pray for a safe, easy and fruitful delivery for me ( for Allah to grant us healthy, righteous offspring who will be pleasing to us , a blessing to us , to Islam and Mankind). Ma Salam

  • Ali Bishara Link Reply

    Alhamdulillah, tanx Bros 4 d reminder, Allah(SWA) Says in the Holy Qur’an about Dua Q2v185 ((185) And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad SAW) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright.) so my brothers and sisters never loose hope in Dua.

  • MUTIATU Link Reply

    Salam alaekum, this article is very very helpful. May Allah reward you abundantly for posting the article.

  • Sani Umar Link Reply

    Surely, there is no deity, worthy to worship except Allah and that prophet Muhammad (SAW) is his messenger.

    May Allah (SWA) answer our prayers. is good to be reminding us (muslim brothers and sisters) this very versatile hadith.

  • Adnan M Qureshi Link Reply

    Jazakalllah hu khair…
    Really a meaningful article that renovates ones faith n makes it firm n find out his own sins and repent rather losing faith in ALMIGHTY ALLAH and HIS MERCY….

  • Kamal Link Reply

    Alhamdulillah, this is very educative and informative for we muslims. May Allah in His infinite mercy continue to be with us all and grant our requests unto Him. It was reported in an Hadith that Allah answers our prayers in 3 ways: He either answers it the way we have requested, or He answers it by preventing evils from befalling us, or He answers it by crediting it into our accounts with Him as a form of worship. His wisdom dictates which of these ways is best for us. I pray that Allah forgives us all of our sins and answer our prayers through His mercy.

    As-salam alaikum

  • Abdullahi Sheidu Link Reply

    Al-hamdulilah,this is an eye opener,it will go a long way in re-awakening our sensiblities in the course of practising our deen.One of the best virtue a beleiver can exhibit is Sabur or patience.So in everything we do prayer inclusive,we must be patient either with our fellow being or the Almighty Allah

  • kamil Link Reply

    Maashaa Allah, this is a wonderful peace. i must confess i am guilty of most of the things that was pointed out by this wonderful author. this has really been an eye opener and will go a long way to help me strengthen my Iman. May the Almighty Allah bless your wonderful work.

  • Rahmar Link Reply

    Thank you so much for refreshing our mind , the subject is very educative and it realy cames at the right time for me. We shd always believe and have faith that all our prayer is being answered by Allah. He is just holding the reward for us in the day of judgement. May all our preyer be Answered Ameen.


  • Waheeda Link Reply

    A very nice article.. that appeals to the heart..makes faith more strong..
    Being human we miss to realise facts that Allah knows best what is good for us..
    But seeking help from Allah through dua is our duty..
    May Allah bless you for the good work.

  • Shamsa Link Reply

    Alhamdulilah… I can positively say that I make DUA as much as I can…sometimes Almighty Allah answers immediately and sometimes later and sometimes not at all, but i KNOW FULL WELL that because I ask for what will be good for me and my religion, what does NOT get answered was probably NOT good and perhaps was saved for a later date where I could be more appreciative!! All in all, DUA is important. I believe in putting Almighty Allah in the “driving seat”, you be a passenger and just ENJOY THE JOURNEY!!!LETHIM BE THE GUIDE… Almighty Allah (SWT) LOVES HIS UMMAH TOO MUCH…. and as long as we LOVE HIM..we will find no problems. May Almighty Allah grant richest blessings to our Prophet Muhammed (SAW) and his family and ALL our beloved Prophets and MUSLIMS all over the world…those who are here and those who have left us. Ameen.

  • nadia Link Reply

    responses by Allah to dua is by three ways:
    1. immediately.
    2. delay and response will be in Hereafter.
    3. to save us from calamity and harm

    Very motivating article =)

  • saida ali Link Reply

    i actually had a great spiritual experience just recently. ALHUMDUALLAH i went to MECCA just two weeks ago and i prayed in MECCA and MEDINA and made DUA that i hope to get a decent job, (better then the job i currently have ). when i returned back to the UK, i received a phone call the following day asking me to join there team in a drug and alcohol clinic. HOW amazing was this… i think patience was the key to everything as i longed wished to get a better job- and it arrived mashALLAH at the perfect time…
    thanks for the reminder

  • zubairu muhammad Link Reply

    jazakallahu kairan MAY ALLAH REWARD YOU ABUNDANTLY

  • Mohomed Link Reply

    assalaamo aleikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu

    djazakallah khairan
    i recognized that we must have sabr.
    like prophet Moussa A.S. as his dua was accepted after 40years and he didin’t lost hope.
    may Allah accept all our duas.ameen

  • Anonymous Link Reply

    Barakallahu feekum!!!! ths is very motivating!!!! SubhanaAllaah!!

    i’ll post ths on fb and share with others inshaAllaah!!!

  • Muhammad Anwar Mallick Link Reply

    Thank u somuch for posting such a nice piece of information.Allah is Great and Rahim.Definitely,the fault lies in us,that’s why there is no response to our dua.Let us introspect, think about the sins committed knowingly or unknowingly and pray for maghfirat.Ameen.The ALMIGHTY GOD knows what is best for us.Hence we should supplicate with full faith in ALMIGHTY GOD,without being impatient.Jazakallah

  • idris kwaru Link Reply

    This is a wonderful post. JAZAKALLAHU KHAIRAN.

  • Abdul Link Reply

    This is really what I have been missing!
    I have been in this position and I have been asking Allah to alleviate some burdens I have had for two decades but my dua’s have not been answered! I now know with conviction that there was a reason(some sin I committed) why my cries fro help were not answer by the most High. I intend to change but still, I can only retify my mistakes and change if Allah wills! My Allah guide me. Please pray form me my muslim brothers and sisters.


    May Almighty Allah reward you for supplying us with this important information which help us to understand the concept of Dua

  • Mairaj Link Reply

    Assalavalakum, regarding Dua its Muslims ask for help from Allah, its upto Allah to fulfill it or not but it is the duty of Muslims to ask for Allah’s help whether it is fulfilled or not atleast in my view. It is Allah who created us all and Who works all the time and has control of all. If you take my case my 80-90 % Dua’s is not fulfilled but I still have faith in Allah may be it is the test or not a test, but it is the for the Muslims to keep faith in Allah all the time and be on the right path as said in Quran. Muslims should learn how to protect themselves from the satan and his followers and to do this Muslims should think from their brain and heart without rejecting the teaching of Quran, and as a whole one should not hate or try to kill non-believers because afterall it is the Allah who created them and Muslims have their path and Non-Muslims have their path. Muslims men and women should always faith in Allah and ask for His Help and His Rahmath.

  • As’salamu-alikum! Alhamdu’lillah this mail brought me into the light of duas, which are unanswered? may ‘Allah’ s.w.t. help us to established our prayers & duas accurately – ameen


  • Anonymous Link Reply

    jazakAllah khairan !

    i remember the patience of hazrat Yaqoob A.S and Ayub A.s in the time calamities.

    They suffered a lot but did not complained Allah .

    And why does to complain Allah when we believe He is our creator,the most wise ,the most loving and the most powerful.

    only confused minds (about believing in Allah) complain Allah .

    And according to my personal experience ,Allah does not leave his slave alone . it is impossible that He leaves us while we are following Islam completely . Impossible!

    i would like to share some verses here

    ?????? ???????? ??? ???????? ??????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ????????? ? ?????? ?????????? ??????? ?????? ??????????? ???????? ???????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ?????????? ??????????????? ??????? ???? ???????????? ??????????

    And among mankind is he who worships Allâh as it were, upon the edge (i.e. in doubt); if good befalls him, he is content therewith; but if a trial befalls him, he turns back on his face .He loses both this world and the Hereafter. That is the evident loss. 22:11

    Motto : Hypocrites / Doubtful /confused peoples neither get success in this life nor in the hereafter. If you have to follow Islam,follow completely.

    2:85 (this verse describe the state of this Ummah also, i am quoting about half of the verse )

    ??????????????? ???????? ??????????? ????????????? ??????????? ????? ???????? ??? ???????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ??????? ??? ??????????? ???????????? ???????? ????????????? ?????????? ??????? ??????? ???????????? ????? ??????? ?????????? ?????? ???????????

    Then do you believe in a part of the Scripture and reject the rest? Then what is the recompense of those who do so among you, except disgrace in the life of this world, and on the Day of Resurrection they shall be consigned to the most grievous torment. And Allâh is not unaware of what you do.

  • Ibrahim Lawan Rogo Link Reply

    JazaakumuLLAHU Khairan!!! May Allah have mercy upon our great Shaikh Al-Jawzi, Ameen!!! You to May Allah Bless you all and add these efforts to your book of good deeds, Ameen.

  • Nida Link Reply

    Thanks for this article. I very very strongly believe in dua and i strongly believe that disappointment is a trap of shatan so beware of it! and never get dissapointed. I would also like to add the ayat from Quran which saya
    “Call on me and I will answer you.Those who are too proud to worship Me will enter the hell abject”

  • Bill Gartig Link Reply

    It was an excellent piece on prayers not being answered. I do have a concern, though, that sometimes people blame themselves too severely and are weighed down under guilt and self-hatred because of their troubles and the belief that they are responsible for them. Some people who have severe health problems, for example, conclude that they must be very bad–far worse than other people who enjoy good heath. It would be better if such people saw their troubles not as a punishment but as a test of their faith and dedication to God. It is not always our fault when bad things happen to us. For example, when someone who is innocent meets cruel hostility or suffers persecution for his faith, those are real injustices and not punishments.

    The most important thing is to know that we have entrusted ourselves to God and to continue to trust in God’s goodness and love no matter what troubles we have in life.

    I am a Christian friend of Islam.

  • nami Link Reply

    JAzakAllahu Khyran fr this informative topic !!!
    alhumdulillah,i believe in dua n i believe dua can change ones destiny…i 100% believe wat d post described !!
    If one’s dua s fulfilled instantly feel happy n blessed n if its delayed feel much happy fr u hav greatest blessings in store….iA

    God Bless u,iA

  • a very good article. this was really for me sent by my god. frankly speaking i was one of them whothought that allah never answers my prayers. i do not blame the almighty but i thought that he doesnt anwser my prayers but now i m thankful to the almighty and u for mailing me this article. may allaah help u ppl with more knowledge so that foolish like me get to the right way.

  • Jowhar Link Reply

    Very nice peice of work! I have great exprience in this, by Allah! It took me morethan 3 years to get responded and now my problem is solved! Al-Hamdu Lillah! I used to make du’a continously after each salaat! It is really amazaing…since then I get what I ask from Allah after a month or six or even a year! So, it is worth making du’a have patience!!!!

    Jazakallahu Keiyran!!!

  • Ahmed Hamdi Link Reply

    To Mr. Bill Gartig
    Hi dear brother,
    Thanks for participating with us; it’s really a great pleasure to be together despite the diversity of our religions
    I just would like to comment on your opinion that not all the hardships we face are due to our faults, doesn’t align with what Allah, the glorified the exalted, has taught the entire humanity. He says in the Holy Quran: (And whatever misfortune befalls you is the consequence of what your own hands have wrought. And HE forgives many of your sins) chapter 42, verse 30. And we really believe on that, but we have to because one of the very important traits with what Allah S.W.T ascribes his true believers is in the following verse: (and they say `We have heard and we are obedient) chapter 2, verse 285
    Thank you… Hope to see you again

  • mariam Link Reply

    Thanks for the article, am so blessed reading it. it a soothing balm to my fractured iman. Am using this medium to ask for ALLAH’S FORGIVENESS for my short comings.And answers to my prayers AMIN!

  • abdulmalik ahmad muhammad Link Reply

    Alhamdu lillah. May Allah give us the curage and wisdom to put to practice laudable teachings we learn and make it a source of janna for us, ameen. Looking forward to more of this. Jaza kallahu khairan.

  • ambreen Link Reply

    Beautiful mashallah

  • fatema Alzhraa Link Reply

    Jazak Allahu khairan! ????? ???? ???? ????? ???? ??? ? ???? ???? ??? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ?????

  • Thanks a lot actually it is very informative article. I extremely believe that Almighty Allah know better than us what, when, where and why is good or bad for us and therefore, should not loss the hope when we did not recieve response of any Dua immediately.

  • Anonymous Link Reply

    Jazak Allah!!!
    I found my all answers…
    may God bless upon u

  • Mohammad Yaqub Link Reply


    This is a wonderful remainder. May Allah (SWA) reward you for that.

    Alhamdu Lillahe Rubilameen. In deed, Allah (SWA) loves us more than the love provided by 70 mothers and much more….. I beleive He is everywhere and He is aware of all my deeds. He listens to me in every split of a second but am I asking Him the way He wants. He is KADER and I am Faqeeer. This faqeer has to ask himself whether all his actions from dawn to dusk are halal or not. Am I observing halal movements from each joint of my body, in addition to zikar and mercy on all creation? As my ammal goes up His decision comes down accordingly.

    May Allah (SWA) give us the wisdom and strength to polish our weaknesses. Allah Jullajallaho, have mercy on us.


  • Andrew Ryback Link Reply

    It seems to me that lots of people are abandoning the Quran and looking to scholars and other sources to solve their problems, in this case, impatience, concerning Dua. Mankind is ever impatient. I suggest that people revert back to the Quran, lest one loses the forest for the trees. The Quran is the guide and the rope to hold on to.

  • Salam alaekum, this article is very very helpful, Dua gives us hope and hope keeps us near to Allah.
    Thank you for the article.

  • Imran Khan Link Reply

    To Mr Bill Gartig

    Brother you gave example, “when someone who is innocent meets cruel hostility or suffers persecution for his faith, those are real injustices and not punishments.”

    and brother Ahmed Hamdi quoted Holy Quran: “(And whatever misfortune befalls you is the consequence of what your own hands have wrought. And HE forgives many of your sins) chapter 42, verse 30.”

    Ahmed is absolutely correct what he quoted from Holy Quran. Allah (SWT) taught me something related to this, what happen when innocent meets cruel. If you think you are innocent and you have not done any thing wrong in your past and misfortune befalls upon you. And if it exactly like this (Allah (SWT) knows the best) then I believe Allah (SWT) would like to increase our level and test our faith. If we pass that moment with patience then your category will be changed from an ordinary human (level 0) to pious human (level 1). I am using to level 0 and level 1 just to explain you the categories of human e.g. worst, bad, good, better, best etc. If Allah increase your level and gives you pious category then you will be more close to Him and His belessing will be upon you. It is also possible that if future you may face similar kind of incident or even much worst than that. Then it means Allah (SWT) wants to increase your level further.

    I hope that I am able to answer your question.

    and as you said
    “The most important thing is to know that we have entrusted ourselves to God and to continue to trust in God’s goodness and love no matter what troubles we have in life.”

  • Mutarba Khan Link Reply

    A very helpful and enlightening article. Jazak Allah.
    This is what the generation today needs the most…. i.e. Patience.

    Ibn al-Qayyim (d.750H) says: “And know that sabr (patient perseverance) is of three kinds: [i] sabr whilst (fulfilling) the orders of Allâh, [ii] sabr whilst (abandoning and keeping away) from the prohibitions of Allâh, and [iii] sabr with the Decree of Allâh with respect to afflictions and difficulties.”

    May Allah S.W.T give patience to all of us and regard us amongst HIS believers. Ameen.
    Keep praying and do not lose hope !
    All our prayers will be Answered for Allah is All Hearing and HE alone is all knowing.

  • Alhamdulillah Rabba al meen,Aswalat asalam alaika ya rasuloullah.

    you really open my eyes and I will pass on this message to my jammat at our masjid.Very educative to those who want to boost their imaan.Allah have everything why he delay to answer our dua?The answer given above is 100% right and I will never be shaken again.Audhubilahi minazharika.

  • Rafik Cassim Link Reply

    Jazakalah for this thought provoking article. In my view if you make supplication to Allah All Mighty it must be done with complete sincerity and good intentions. He is ALL KNOWING and decides what is good for you. Allah decides everyones destiny. For example, if you make dua to Allah to assist you in being successful in obtaining a specific job that you apply for, it could be unsuccessful because He knows that you are not destined for that specific job over reasons He alone knows. You cannot despair but continue making dua until you are successful in what is meant for you which could be far greater than what you initially intended to do. Get closer and closer to our Prophet Muhammed S.A.W. and Almighty Allah through Salaah and you are guaranteed of guidance and acceptance in all your duas, Inshallah. May Allah guide us all and I compliment for sending us good valuable information. Educate the Ummah!!!

  • banu Link Reply

    assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.
    the matter was perfect.
    from this i understood that a dua needs more patience.

  • Anonymous Link Reply

    Thanks for the message. It has indeed consoled the heart and stirred enthusiasm to making more and frequent duas.

  • siraj shaikh Link Reply

    the article is given hope to sinking heart. allah khair FOR ALL

  • Sharfuddin Ripon Link Reply

    Yes, being patient is very important in doing a dua. Only Almighty Allah knows what best or worse for someone doing dua. But for sure each and every dua has an impact sooner or later if it does with right spirit.

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  • this article is a blessing as it has bulid and strenghthen patience in many of us… Jazakallah Khair

  • aysha Link Reply

    jazakallahu khairan may allah bless us all. This post has been a very informative source to all of us.

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  • Hasan Kozagar Link Reply

    Jazak Allah Khair, very informative, and help full for those who have negative thinking.

  • Anonymous Link Reply

    well said i am a culprit and a hypocrit of this action aswell and i have learnt a lesson today jaza kallah kair

  • Maryam Link Reply

    Allah is listening to all of us, So if we believe whatever we are asking him to give us is the right thing, we must not stop Dua.


    assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.
    A very helpful and enlightening article. Jazak Allah

  • Zainab Link Reply

    Jazakallahu khairan! a friend and I were discussing this same issue just a few days ago. Patience does not come easily to man. “man was created in haste”, but most times it is for our own good that the answers to our prayers are delayed. And we never know Almighty Allah has different ways of answering our duá, we just need the patience and faith to see His rahama. Innallaha maál sabiiriin.

  • Assalaam Alaikum Wa rahmatullah Wa Barkatahu,

    Thank you so much for this article, not only has it reinforced to benefits of patience and Faith to my lost sense of direction, but helped me to instrospect and see what I need to do everyday, every moment and with complete Faith in Allah SWT. This has indeed been a huge eye opener for me, and I hope to Inshallah to remember this hidayat always..

    Allah Hafiz.






  • Belal Link Reply

    Assalamu Alaikum

    Alhamdulillah, this is the best article, the reader has ever read. I would like to pray to the Almighty Allah for rewarding the composer and publisher for arranging such works. I also humbly suggest to everyone for prayer to Allaw Subhanu Tawla for the muslim ummah.

    Ma assalam

  • Amini Link Reply

    Innallaha maál sabiiriin. Allah answers our payers always and in different ways. Lets continue with our DUA’S and they will be answered Inshallal. I’ve had my Dua’s answered in so many ways regardless of time and I say ALHAMDULILLAH.
    Never give up and don’t allow hesitation to delayed replies.

    Salaam Aleikum
    Amini Mlaki

  • ummu maryam Link Reply

    May Allah swt reward you abundantly for this important reminder. Indeed, mankind love the life of this world and neglect the hereafter. A muslim should always engage in duaa (prayer) otherwise he/she will be arrogant to the creator. May Allah give us the understanding of our religion (ameen).

  • Rafiudeen Link Reply

    As we all understand that, the human life is merely a TEST, we can not expect every things we wish. Through out the TEST, Allah expects from us, “How much we are with HIM?” during the needy times as well as others.

    So, if we find anything we need, we have to appeal to HIM & HIM alone. He knows about us the best than ourselves.

    Therefore, if our appeal is benefits for us, sepcially to complete the TEST successfully, then HE may approved or definetely, all of our appeals will be dposited in our account, insha Allah.

    ALLAH knows the best

  • saida Link Reply