Tag: supplication

Our Salaf: Taawoos (rahimahullaah)–Allaah responds to the supplication of the distressed one

Abdullah Ibn Abee Saaleh (rahimahullah) said: Taawoos (rahimahullah) visited me so I said to him: “O Abu Abdur-Rahmaan! Supplicate to Allaah for me”. So he said: Supplicate for yourself because Allaah responds to the distressed one when he supplicates to Him.”

[Sifatus safwah 2/289]

Raising Hands for Dua after the Adhan – Permanent Committee

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

It is legistlated after the adhaan and after responding to the muadhin and (then after) sending peace and blessings upon the Prophet -May Allah’s Peace be Upon Him- that he says what is reported from the Prophet

“اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ هَذِهِ الدَّعْوَةِ التَّامَّةِ، وَالصَّلَاةِ الْقَائِمَةِ، آتِ مُحَمَّداً الْوَسِيلَةَ وَالْفَضِيلَةَ، وَابْعَثْهُ مَقَاماً مَحْمُوداً الَّذِي وَعَدْتَهُ،1

Because that is affirmed from the prophet -May Allah’s Peace be Upon Him- from the hadith of Jaabir bin Abdillah al-Ansaari-May Allah be pleased with him- in Sahih Al-Bukhaari, and that is without raising of the hands, because that is not reported in this place, so it is considered an innovation to do it.

Al-Lajnah Ad-Daa’imah: 16874

1. O Allah , Lord of this perfect call and established prayer. Grant Muhammad the intercession and favor, and raise him to the honored station You have promised him

“Tahiyyat al-Masjid” (2 Rakaa’at) Whilst the Muadhin is Calling the Adhaan- Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

It is better to respond to the muadhin and then supplicate after that, with what has been reported1, then he enters into (performing) tahiyyatul masjid (2 rakah before sitting down), however some of the scholars have made an exception when entering the mosque on the Friday and the muadhin is calling the second adhaan, (if that occurs) he (first) prays tahiyyatul masjid , so that he is able to listen to the khutbah. The reason for that is because listening to the khutbah is an obligation and responding to the muadhin is not an obligation. And safeguarding the performance of an obligation takes precedence over safeguarding (the performance of) that which isn’t an obligation.

[Source: Shaykh Al-Uthaymeens Majmoo’ al-fataawa war rasaa’il]


اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ هَذِهِ الدَّعْوَةِ التَّامَّةِ، وَالصَّلَاةِ الْقَائِمَةِ، آتِ مُحَمَّداً الْوَسِيلَةَ وَالْفَضِيلَةَ، وَابْعَثْهُ مَقَاماً مَحْمُوداً الَّذِي وَعَدْتَهُ، [إَنَّكَ لَا تُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَ

Allaahumma Rabba haathihid-da ‘watit-taammati wassalaatil-qaa’imati, ‘aati Muhammadanil-waseelata walfadheelata, wab ‘ath-hu maqaamam-mahmoodanil-lathee wa’adtahu, [‘innaka laa tukhliful-mee’aad]

O Allah , Lord of this perfect call and established prayer. Grant Muhammad the intercession and favor, and raise him to the honored station You have promised him, [verily You do not neglect promises].

Reference: Al-Bukhari 1/152, and the addition between brackets is from Al-Bayhaqi 1/410 with a good (Hasan) chain of narration. See ‘Abdul-Azlz bin Baz’s Tuhfatul-‘Akhyar, pg. 38.

Advice regarding the opening supplication of the Prayer – Shaykh Uthaymeen

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The opening supplication is a sunnah and is not obligatory whether that is in the five compulsory prayers or the supererogatory. And that which is befitting is that the people use all the (forms) of the opening supplication reported from the Prophet -(May Allah’s Peace be Upon Him)- so that by way of that he attains the reward of performing the sunnah with all its different forms. And if he only knew one form from the sunnah and he restricts himself to that, then there is no sin upon him. Because that which is apparent is that the Messenger -sallaallaahu alaihi wa sallam- used to vary the forms of the opening supplications and the tashahud for the purpose of ease for the slaves (of Allah). Likewise the Messenger used to vary the dhikr after the prayer for two benefits:

The first benefit: So that an individual does not continue upon one type; for if a person continued upon one type, it would become a habit to him and because of that he would become negligent and find himself saying this dhikr without intent, due to it becoming an action which he does out of habit. So when the adhkaar are of various types and a person uses them intermittently, his heart will be present whilst reciting and this is conducive for understanding and contemplating on what he says.

The second benefit: Is ease upon the ummah, because a person can use one form or the other in accordance to what is befitting in his personal circumstances.

So due to these two benefits some acts of worship have come with various forms like the opening supplications, the tashahud and the adhkaar after the prayer.

Paraphrased from Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen’s Majmoo’ al-fataawa war rasaa’il volume 13 Page 74

[b] Our Salaf: Ibraaheem Ibn Yazeed–from his supplications

And from his (rahimahullaah) supplications were:

”O Allaah! Safeguard me through your Book and the Sunnah of your Prophet; (Safeguard me) from opposing the truth and from following desires (due to an absence) of guidance from you; (Safeguard me) from the paths of misguidance, from the affairs that resemble truth but are falsehood in reality, from deviation, deception and blameworthy argumentation (in religion).”

[Source: Seerah As-Salaf As-Saaliheen of Imaam Ismaa’eel Ibn Muhammad Al-Asbahaanee: section: Those who followed the companions in righteousness]

Shaykh Fawzaan: Is this Supplication sufficient?


Shaykh Fawzaan was asked:

 Is this supplication considered comprehensive and sufficient over the other supplications:

‘O Allah indeed I ask you for the good which your prophet Muhammad sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam and your righteous slaves asked you for’


This is a tremendous supplication, however it does not remove the need for the remaining supplications; rather the people supplicate with all the supplications they are aware of, increasing (in) good and he doesn’t restrict himself upon any one (supplication).

The prophet sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam did not restrict himself upon one (supplication) rather he used to supplicate with this one sometimes, this one sometimes and this one sometimes (i.e he would vary the supplications he would make).

Source: http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/2365

What is ruling on delaying following the Imaam to increase in Dua? Shaykh Fawzaan


What is the ruling on delaying (following) the Imaam whether it was during Rukoo (bowing) or whilst in the state of prostration or other than that for the purpose of supplicating , and what is the proof?


The Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The Imaam is to be followed”1 so there is no delaying (of following) the Imaam and there is no preceding him. The Imaam is followed and this is that which the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) commanded. ” Bow when he bows, prostrate when he prostrates, and when he says ‘Sami Allahu liman-hamidah (Allah heard those who sent praises to Him) say then ‘Rabbana wa lakal-hamd’ (O our Lord! All the praises are for you)”2

So the Imaam is to be followed; this is that which the Messenger  (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) commanded with.

1&2 Bukhaari on authority of Anas ibn Malik


Is it a must to have wudoo when making dua? Shaykh Fawzaan



Is it a requirement for a person to have wudoo, for the supplication to be answered?


It is not a condition for supplication to have wudoo; It IS worship, however there is no condition to have wudoo or to be in a state of purity.

http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/sites/default/files/14330102_13.mp3 .