The Power of Dua.

The Power of Dua.

During the time of Rasulullah (SAW) there was a trader who plied his trade between the Land of Syria and Medina. He would not accompany the trade caravans o­n account of his trust in Allah. He journeyed alone through the deserts and wilderness with his merchandise. Once while o­n a journey from Serbia to Medina, he was accosted by a highway robber o­n horseback. Screaming at the trader, he said: “Halt!” The trader halted and said: “Take my wealth and allow me to proceed.”
Robber: “The wealth belongs to me. I desire to take your life.”
Trader: “What will you do with my life? Your need is the wealth. Let me proceed.”
Robber: “The wealth is mine. I intend to take your life.”
Trader: “Allow me to make Wudhu, perform Salaat and make dua to my Rabb”
Robber: “Do as you please.”
The trader made Wudhu and performed 4 rakaat’s of Salaat. He then raised his hands towards the heaven and supplicated to Allah as follows:
“O Most Loving o­ne! O Most Loving o­ne! O Thou of the Majestic Throne! O Originator of Creation! O Returner (of creation after its destruction)! O Thou Who does as You please! I supplicate to You through the medium of the Noor of Your Presence, which fills the pillars of Your Arsh. I supplicate to You through the medium of Your Power by means of which You command over Your creation. And I supplicate to you through the medium of Your mercy which encompasses everything. There is no God but You. O Helper! Help me!”
After he had recited this Dua thrice, he suddenly saw a handsome man dressed in green o­n a beautiful horse standing by him. In his hand was a glittering spear. Seeing the stranger o­n horseback, the robber quickly advanced towards him. The stranger made a sudden attack and with o­ne blow sent the robber reeling to the ground. He ordered the trader to kill the robber.
Trader: “Who are you? I have never ever killed anyone and I have no desire to kill him.”
The stranger after killing the robber, said: “Know that I am an angel from the third Samaa’ (Heaven). When you supplicated (made dua) the first time, we heard the doors of the heaven creaking. We then said: ‘Something has happened.” Then you supplicated the second time. The doors of the Heaven opened up and there were sparks like the sparks of fire. Then you supplicated the third time. Jibraeel (AS) descended to us from the Samaa’ (above) proclaiming: ‘Who is prepared to aid this man in distress?’ I then supplicated: ‘O my Rabb! Appoint me to kill him (the robber). Know, O Servant of Allah! Whoever supplicates with this Dua which you had made, in any difficulty, danger and distress, Allah will remove the calamity from him and aid him.”
The trader arrived safely with his merchandise in Medina. He went to Rasulullah (SAW) and informed him of the episode and his Dua. Rasulullah (SAW) commented: “Verily, Allah had inspired you with His Asma ul Husnaa (Beautiful Names). When dua is made with these Names, He responds, and when He is asked with these Names, He gives.”

The Dua Of A Mother
Once a lady came to Hadhrat Baqi Bin Mukhallid and wailed: “The Romans have captured my son. I have no wealth with which to ransom him. For me there is neither night nor day; nor sleep or rest.” He said to her: “Go, I shall look into your matter, Insha’Allah.” The lady departed, and the Shaikh lowering his head supplicated to Allah Ta’ala. After some time the lady came to Hadhrat Baqi with her son and thanked him profusely. She said that her son had a wonderful story to tell. The son explained: “I was among a group of prisoners taken by the Romans. A man had taken us into his service. Daily the overseer would take us into the desert to work and in the evening we would be returned with our chains fitted o­n. O­ne day after Maghrib we returned with our overseer. Suddenly the chains o­n my leg fell off. The guard hearing the clang of the chain hurried to me. When he saw the chain broken and lying o­n the ground, he screamed: “You have broken your chain!” I said: “No, it fell off.” He was amazed. He reported the matter to his master who instructed the blacksmith to replace the chain. After I had walked o­nly a few steps with the new chain, it broke and fell to the ground. They were astonished. They called their priests and explained the episode. The priests said to me: “Do you have a mother?” I said: “Yes.” They responded: “Your mother’s dua has been accepted. Allah has set you free. Henceforth we shall not be able to imprison you.” They then honored me and sent a group of people to accompany me to the border of the Land of the Muslimeen.”
The priests of the Christians are described in the Qur’an as Ruhbaan. In the early days, a large part of the Truth of the Taurat and Injeel was intact with the Ruhbaan, hence they were able to discern the Truth when they witnessed it. The young son of the lady had noted the time and the date when his leg chains had miraculously fallen off. After he related his story, it transpired that the time and the date coincided with the time and date when his mother had pleaded to Hadhrat Baqi Bin Mukhallid and the latter had made his Dua.

 

Dua
The Mashaaikh say: “It is incumbent that a person be a man of dua with his tongue and a man of ridha (contentment with Allah’s Decree) with his heart so that he fulfils the demands of both, namely, dua and ridha. The effect of this attitude is peace of mind. If the object of the dua does not materialize, there will be no frustration and despondency. The supplicator will continue with dua, professing his humility and contentment with Allah’s Decree. The servant cannot impose his dua o­n Allah. Allah knows best when and how to answer our duas. The duty of the servant is never to tire of making dua.

 

The Conditions Of Dua
Among the etiquettes of Dua is presence of mind. Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Allah does not accept the dua of a servant which comes from an unmindful heart.”
Among the requisites for acceptance of Dua is halal food. Rasulullah (SAW) said to Sa’d (RA): “Make wholesome your earning, Allah will accept your Dua.”
It has also been narrated: “Dua is the key of need, and its (the key’s) teeth are lawful morsels of food.”
Moosa (AS) passed by a man who was making dua with much humility. Moosa (AS) said: “O My Allah! If I had the power, I would have fulfilled his need.”
Allah revealed to him: “I am more merciful to him than you. However, he calls to Me while his heart is attached to his sheep. I do not answer the call of a servant who calls Me while his heart is attached to something besides Me.”
Moosa (AS) informed the man of this revelation. He then denuded his heart of his wealth, and his Dua was accepted.
Someone asked a pious man: “What is wrong with us? We make dua, but why is our dua not accepted.” The pious man replied: “Because you call someone whom you have not recognized.”

 

Oppression And Dua
The ruler, Ya’qub Bin Lath was overwhelmed by a severe illness. All the physicians lost hope in curing him. They said to him: ‘In your country is a pious man called Sahl Bin Abdullah. Perhaps if he made dua for you, it will be accepted.”
Sahl Bin Abdullah was called. The ruler requested him to make dua for his cure. Sahl Bin Abdullah said: “How can I make dua for you when there are many oppressed o­nes in your prisons?” Ya’qub Bin Lath ordered the release of all the prisoners. Sahl Bin Abdullah then supplicated: “O Allah! Just as You had shown him the disgrace of sin, show him the honour of obedience.” The Dua was accepted and the ruler regained his health. The ruler presented a large amount of wealth to Sahl Bin Abdullah. When he refused to accept it, it was said to him: “If you had accepted, you could have distributed it to the Fuqara (the poor).” He cast a glance at the pebbles scattered in the desert. Suddenly all the stones turned into diamonds. He said to his companions: “One who has been bestowed with this, is not in need of the wealth of Ya’qub Bin Lath.”

 

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16 comments on “The Power of Dua.

  1. Ibrahim Malgwi says:

    Thanks for maintaining this blog and sharing your knowledge with whole world. May this blog be saddaqat jaariah to you and may Allah make Jannatul Firdaus your final abode.

  2. Mazduda Hassan says:

    Beautiful!! The writing here by Allah’s blessing warms our heart with faith and hope.

  3. ayesha says:

    asalamalikum sister in islam..

    I am a sister in need of sincere duas.. I need a miracle to happen from allah(swt) and need duas.. please can you make dua for my special dua and make dua allah(swt) grants it very soon inshallah.. ameen

  4. Abdl-aziz says:

    Hi muslima i just got this site and i like your post it would be a source of comfort and encouragement to muslim youths especially those in distress the prayers would help them in every day problems. I would like to have some prayers about nikah or seeking a good wife or husband. My name is ***** from ******. Ma salam.

    • muslimah says:

      As sala’amu alaikum
      Jazakumullah for your kind words and dua.
      Inshallah I will try to write up something about “seeking good spouses” and put up some duas.
      Walaikum as salaam
      “O Allah, make my love for You the most beloved thing to me, and Your displeasure with me the most fearful thing to me, and instill in me a passion for meeting You; when you have given the people of the world the pleasures of their world, make the coolness of my eyes (pleasure) in worshipping You. Aameen Thuma Aameen

  5. ron says:

    salam, how about the english transileration of arabic of the trader’s dua. TQ.

    • muslimah says:

      As sala’amu alaikum
      ” O Most Loving o­ne! O Most Loving o­ne! O Thou of the Majestic Throne! O Originator of Creation! O Returner (of creation after its destruction)! O Thou Who does as You please! I supplicate to You through the medium of the Noor of Your Presence, which fills the pillars of Your Arsh. I supplicate to You through the medium of Your Power by means of which You command over Your creation. And I supplicate to you through the medium of Your mercy which encompasses everything. There is no God but You. O Helper! Help me!”
      Walaikum as salaam
      “O Allah, make my love for You the most beloved thing to me, and Your displeasure with me the most fearful thing to me, and instill in me a passion for meeting You; when you have given the people of the world the pleasures of their world, make the coolness of my eyes (pleasure) in worshipping You. Aameen Thuma Aameen

  6. Nis says:

    Dear sister. Can u post the Arabic version of the dua of the trader.

    • muslimah says:

      As sala’amu alaikum
      I am so sorry for the delay, translating it, took time and I am still not sure if it is correct, should ANYONE find a mistake or can translate it please do so, forward it to me, I will post it … Jazakumullah for your patience and understanding.
      يا ودود يا ¬ شمال شرق! يا ودود يا ¬ شمال شرق! انت يا ذا العرش المجيد! يا بديع الخلق! يا العائد (الخلق بعد تدميره)! انت يا من لا كما يحلو لك! أنا الدعاء لك من خلال وسيلة من وجودكم نور، الذي ملأ أركان عرش لديك. أنا الدعاء لك من خلال وسيلة من وسائل القوة التي لديك والتي يمكنك السيطرة على خلقك. وأنا الدعاء لك من خلال وسيلة برحمتك التي وسعت كل شيء. لا إله إلا أنت. يا مساعد! ساعدوني
      O Most Loving one! O Most Loving one! O Thou of the Majestic Throne! O Originator of Creation! O Returner (of creation after its destruction)! O Thou Who does as You please! I supplicate to You through the medium of the Noor of Your Presence, which fills the pillars of Your Arsh. I supplicate to You through the medium of Your Power by means of which You command over Your creation. And I supplicate to you through the medium of Your mercy which encompasses everything. There is no God but You. O Helper! Help me!”
      Walaikum as salaam
      “O Allah, make my love for You the most beloved thing to me, and Your displeasure with me the most fearful thing to me, and instill in me a passion for meeting You; when you have given the people of the world the pleasures of their world, make the coolness of my eyes (pleasure) in worshipping You. Aameen Thuma Aameen

  7. YUSUF KHAN says:

    Dear sister Mariya would you please send me the arabic version and its translitration of Trader’s dua. ZAZAK ALLAH KHAIR for your beautiful efforts. WASSALAM.

    • muslimah says:

      As sala’amu alaikum
      When a person opening a shop enters, he should recite the following Dua: (There will be prosperous in his business.)
      Transliteration: ALLAHOOMMA INNI AS’ALOKA MIN KHAIREHA WA KHAIRE AHLEHA WA A’OOZO BEKA MIN SHARREHA WA AHLEHA
      Translation: “O’ Allah! I beseech Thee to grant me goodness from the Bazaar and goodness from those who are in it; I seek refuge for the mischief of the Bazaar and the mischief of those who are there.”
      Walaikum as salaam
      “O Allah, make my love for You the most beloved thing to me, and Your displeasure with me the most fearful thing to me, and instill in me a passion for meeting You; when you have given the people of the world the pleasures of their world, make the coolness of my eyes (pleasure) in worshipping You. Aameen Thuma Aameen

  8. Lulu says:

    Subhan Allah, Maria! This is an absolutely beautiful post. It has given me so much hope. Do you have the Arabic traslation of the dua recited by the trader in the first part? Please do reply.

    May Allah ease your burdens and bless you with prosperity both in this world and the next.

    Assalam Alaikum.

    • muslimah says:

      As sala’amu alaikum
      Aamen Thuma Aameen to your dua. May Allah Thee Almighty reward you and your family and may Allah grant you and your family Barakah as well. Aameen.
      As soon as I get home I will email or post the arabic dua you request, at the moment I am travelling and sadly I did not bring my own laptop with me.
      Walaikum as salaam
      “O Allah, make my love for You the most beloved thing to me, and Your displeasure with me the most fearful thing to me, and instill in me a passion for meeting You; when you have given the people of the world the pleasures of their world, make the coolness of my eyes (pleasure) in worshipping You. Aameen Thuma Aameen

    • muslimah says:

      As sala’amu alaikum
      I am so sorry the the really long delay in geeting back to you for the dua you requested, my laptop that it was on crashed and I lost all data.I will inshallah try to get it done for you.
      Walaikum as salaam
      “O Allah, make my love for You the most beloved thing to me, and Your displeasure with me the most fearful thing to me, and instill in me a passion for meeting You; when you have given the people of the world the pleasures of their world, make the coolness of my eyes (pleasure) in worshipping You. Aameen Thuma Aameen

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