how to supplicate ALLAH like his prophets

How to suplicate Allah Like His Prophets

Supplication “Duaa”” is one of the most important shapes of worshiping, even the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “The supplication is the essence of worship.” [Jami` at-Tirmidhi].
Duaa’ is the basis of worshiping because when we turn ourselves to Allah alone, we practically believe Allah is the All-Hearing, Ever-Close, and is over everything Omnipotent.
In the following lines, we learn how the Prophets suplicated Allah depending on the Quran verses. Allah has mentioned these examples of Duaa’s on order to

call Him like His prophets and messengers.

1- The Duaa’ of the Prophet Adam (PBUH):

{رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنفُسَنَا وَإِن لَّمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ} [الأعراف : 23]

“Our Lord! We have wronged our own souls: If thou forgive us not and bestow not upon us Thy Mercy, we shall certainly be lost.” (7:23)

Adam disobeyed Allah when he ate from the forbidden tree, so he regretted and repented to Allah.
The result of this Duaa’

After saying this Duaa’, Allah accepted his repentance and mentioned that in the Qur’an saying: “Then Adam received Words from his Lord, and his Lord relented towards him. He is the Receiver of Repentance, the Merciful.” (2:37)
Whenever you commit any sin, remember this Duaa’ and repent like you father Adam and Allah is the-Acceptor of Repentance and the Dispenser of Grace.

2- Duaa’ of the Prophet Nooh:
{رَّبِّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِمَن دَخَلَ بَيْتِيَ مُؤْمِنًا وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَلَا تَزِدِ الظَّالِمِينَ إِلَّا تَبَارًا}
[نوح : 28]
“My Lord, forgive me and my parents and whoever enters my house a believer and the believing men and believing

women. And do not increase the wrongdoers except in destruction.” (71:28)

In this Duaa’, the Prophet Nooh asked Allah for what any Muslim needs in the life and the hereafter. He asked Allah to forgive him, but he did not ask for himself alone; rather, he asked Allah to forgive his parents and to all believers from Adam to the Day of Judgement. A true believer should wish the good for himself and for his brothers and sisters of the believers.
Umm Ad-Dardā’ (may Allah be pleased with her) reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said: “The supplication of a Muslim for a fellow Muslim in his absence is answered. At his head, there

is an entrusted angel. Whenever one invokes good for his brother, the entrusted angel says: ‘Amen, and likewise to you.'” [Muslim].

The result of this Duaa’
Allah mentions in the same Surah (Surat Nooh”71″) in which the Prophet Nooh said this Duaa’ the benefits of seeking Allah’s forgiveness. Allah says: “And I said “the Prophet Nooh”, ‘Seek forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver. As a result, He will send [rain from] the sky upon you in [continuing] showers. In addition, He will give you increase in wealth and children and provide for you gardens and provide for you rivers.” (71:”10:12).
Always seek Allah’s forgiveness and He will shower you with His bounties.

3- The Duaa’ of the Prophet Yunus:
{لَّا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا أَنتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ} [الأنبياء : 87]
“There is no god except You. Exaltations to You! I was among the harmdoers. Indeed, I am of those who make themselves to suffer loss, and I have indeed been of those hard pressed with difficulties and distress.” (21:87)

The Prophet Yunus (PBUH) called Allah by this Duaa’ while he was in the darkness inside the whale’s belly. During this anguish and distress, the Prophet Yunus (PBUH) relised that Allah alone who can save him from this darkness and this suffering.

The result of this Duaa’
Allah responded, shortly after this Duaa’ in the following verse, to the Prophet Yunus and saved him from the whale’s belly. Allah says: “So I accepted his call and saved him from that severe distress by taking him out from all the darknesses including from the belly of the Whale. Just like I saved Jonah from this distress of his, I also save the believers when they fall into distress and call out to Me for help.” (21:88)
If you face any hardship or problem, turn yourself to Allah and firmly believe that no one can save you except Him, and in this way He will save you as He has saved the Prophet Yunus from the darkness.

4- The Duaa’ of the Prophet Soliman (PBUH):
{رَبِّ أَوْزِعْنِي أَنْ أَشْكُرَ نِعْمَتَكَ الَّتِي أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيَّ وَعَلَىٰ وَالِدَيَّ وَأَنْ أَعْمَلَ صَالِحًا تَرْضَاهُ وَأَدْخِلْنِي بِرَحْمَتِكَ فِي عِبَادِكَ الصَّالِحِينَ} [النمل : 19]

“O Lord, enable me and inspire me to be grateful for Your favour which You gave to me and My parents, and enable me to do good actions which please you, and enter me amongst Your righteous servants”. (27:19)

Allah has granted the Prophet Soliman blessings especially for him alone such as understanding the language of ants. The Prophet Soliman neither forgot the Bestower of these blessings nor used them to disobey Him. Rather, he showed gratefulness to his Lord and ask for His

aid to be among the righteous servants.

The result of this Duaa’
A true believer should be in relationship with Allah in any case, not only in hardship times, but also good times. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Turn to Allāh in prosperity and He will respond to you in adversity.” [Musnad Aḥmad]. He (PBUH) also said “Whomsoever desires that Allāh, the Almighty, should answer their prayers at the time of difficulties, should engage in excessive supplication during prosperity.” [Tirmidhī].

Supplication is one of the common characteristics of the righteous believers. It is a manifestation of the faith. We should always remember that

our Lord is the All-Knowing, the All-Powerful, the All-Hearing and the All-Seeing. He said “Call on Me and I will respond to you” (40:60).

Jazakoum Allah Khayran!

Written by:
Mohamed Khaled

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