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Is durood obligatory with supplication

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AOA.My question refers to a Hadith according to which one should send Durood on Prophet (saws) before and after one`s Dua` and supplications otherwise one`s Dua will not be granted by Allah (swt).Also have i heard that Dua remains in suspension between the earth and the skies unless Durood is sent to Prophet(saws) but in the verses of the Quran regarding Dua , Allah (swt) has not told us to send Durood-o-Salam on Prophet (saws) before and after our Dua ? I think that a prayer made with sincerity and concentration does make its way to the Almighty, even if one forgets to say Durood-o-Salam. What do u say about this? Please give an explicit reply.

 

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Is durood obligatory with supplication?

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His  forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: My question refers to a Hadith according to which one should send Durood on Prophet (saws) before and after one`s Dua` and supplications otherwise one`s Dua will not be granted by Allah (swt).Also have i heard that Dua remains in suspension between the earth and the skies unless Durood is sent to Prophet(saws).

It is indeed a good deed to send durood on the Noble Messenger of Allah (saws) and a means of attaining a huge reward from Allah Subhanah; but there is absolutely no condition or obligation that if one does not send durood to the Prophet (saws), Allah Subhanah will not accept his supplication.

 

I have not come across the above two supposed hadiths quoted or heard by you, and it is absolutely impossible that the Messenger of Allah (saws) would ever say something that would go against the direct guidance of the Holy Quran.

 


Your Question: but in the verses of the Quran regarding Dua , Allah (swt) has not told us to send Durood-o-Salam on Prophet (saws) before and after our Dua ? I think that a prayer made with sincerity and concentration does make its way to the Almighty, even if one forgets to say Durood-o-Salam. What do u say about this? Please give an explicit reply.

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 186:And if My servants ask you, O Prophet, concerning Me, tell them that I am quite near to them. I hear and answer the prayer of the suppliant, when he calls on Me. So let them respond to My call and believe in Me. (Convey this to them), perhaps they may be guided aright!

 

There is absolutely no condition or obligation on the believers that they have to send durood on the Noble Prophet (saws) everytime they call upon their Merciful Lord; but if one does so it will obviously be considered a better way of supplication.

 

The All-Hearing and Merciful Lord hears every supplication made to Him by His believing slaves, and no sincere supplication for anything good made by a believer is rejected.

 

The All Knowing, All Wise Allah knows what is good and what is bad for us; therefore, if one asks for something good, Allah will give him/her one of three things:

Allah will give the believer what he/she has supplicated for.

If what the believer is asking is not good or harmful for the believer in this world, Allah will store it for him for the world of the Hereafter.

If what the believer is asking is not good or harmful for the believer in this world, Allah will turn away from the believer an equivalent amount of evil.

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2257 Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri

The Prophet (saws) said, "Any Muslim who makes a supplication containing nothing which is sinful, or which involves breaking ties of relationship, will be given for it by Allah one of three things: He will give him swift answer, or store it up for him in the next world, or turn away from him an equivalent amount of evil." Those who heard it said they would then make many supplications and he replied that Allah was more ready to answer than they were to ask.

 

Abu Hurairah reported, "The Prophet (saws) said, "Nothing is more dear to Allah than one's supplication to Him.''

 

Ibn Mas'ud reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "If any servant of Allah afflicted with distress or grief makes this supplication, his supplication will be accepted: 'O Allah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of your maidservant. My forehead is in Your hand. Your command conceming me prevails, and Your decision concerning me is just. I call upon You by every one of the beautiful names by which You have described Yourself, or which You have revealed in Your book, or have taught anyone of Your creatures, or which You have chosen to keep in the knowledge of the unseen with You, to make the Qur'an the delight of my heart, the light of my breast, and remover of my griefs, sorrows, and afflictions'." A supplication in these words will be answered. Allah will remove one's affliction and replace it with joy and happiness.

 

Salman reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "Your Lord, the Blessed and the Exalted One, is Modest and Generous, and He loathes to turn away His servant empty-handed when he raises his hands to Him in supplication."

 

Abdallah b. 'Umar reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "Hearts are like vessels, some more attentive and capacious than others. When you supplicate Allah you should be certain of being answered, and know that Allah does not answer a supplication that comes from a careless and inattentive heart."

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2248 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "There are three whose supplication is not rejected: one who has just ended a fast, a just imam, and one who has been wronged, whose supplication is raised by Allah above the clouds and for which the gates of Heaven are opened. The Lord says, 'I swear by My might that I shall certainly help you, though it be after some time.'"

 

Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "Your supplication will be answered if you are not impatient, and if you do not say, 'I supplicated but my supplication was not heard'."

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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