Filling Our #Ramadan with #Dua: conditions for having our dues accepted and that which prevents them from being answers (halaqah notes)
Making dua is one of the best ways to spiritually grow.
One of the beautiful things about dua is that there is no restriction on time, place, your state of purity, etc.
Dua is a function of the heart that is expressed with words.
Etiquette of making dua aka the conditions that when they are met = duas being accepted
1. Ikhlass – sincerity, make sure you are only doing it for Allah, not for others to see you making dua, looking pious, etc.
2. Precede or follow the dua with a good deed by giving sadaqah or praying some nafil prayers
3. Trust Allah – learn to trust Allah despite your heart being skeptical
4. Be present with your heart – don’t let your mind wander. If it starts to wander, stop making dua. Go make wudu and start again.
5. When you ask, ask with certainty – It’s okay to say, “Oh Allah, give me [this]”
Things that stop our duas from being accepted:
1. Consuming or eating haram – be even more vigilant during the month of Ramadan
2. Being hasty – saying “Give it to me now, I’ve been asking You for months”
3. Engaging in haram or disobedience to Allah – in you’re sincere, you’re going to be too ashamed to be asking when you are knowingly sinning
4. Broken ties – if you currently have a friend or family member that you’re not speaking to, ask yourself – “Is it more important to continue not speaking to this person or getting into Jannah?” (hadith – “I guarantee a house on the outskirts of Paradise for one who leaves arguments even if he is right, and a house in the middle of Paradise for one who abandons lies even when joking, and a house in the highest part of Paradise for one who makes his character excellent.”)
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