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We have been told that Dua` or supplication to Allah is not accepted until we recite Darud Shairf in it.

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We have been told that Dua` or supplication to Allah is not accepted until we recite Darud Shairf in it. It is said that recitation of Darud at the starting and ending of supplication is a sure way of having prayers answered by Allah Subhana Wa T`ala. We also know that supplication in Sijdah or prostrate position is most acceptable to Allah SWT. My question is that, is it be permissible to recite Darud during Sijdah? If yes, it well and good.And if not, then do we ask for supplications from Allah SWT withour saying Darud Sharif? Kindly enlighten me with your advice because I live in a country where I am unable to find an answer to this long sought query of mine.(Please do not publish my name if you wish to circulate the answer). I thank you in advance. Wa`assalam.

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Dua accepted only with durood

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Your Question: We have been told that Dua` or supplication to Allah is not accepted until we recite Darud Shairf in it.

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!

 

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 (saws) replied that Allah was more ready to answer than they were to ask.

Nu'man b. Bashir reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "Verily supplication is worship."

Narrated by Ahmad and Sunan.

 

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

Narrated by Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah.

 

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

 

The recitation of the durood and the making of a supplication by calling upon their Lord have no relation to each other; one may make as many supplications as one likes to His Lord Most Gracious, and may recite as many duroods as one likes on the Noble Prophet; for indeed the durood is nothing more than a supplication to Allah Subhanah for the Prophet (saws) and his family. It would only befit a believer who wishes to make a supplication for himself, that he should also make a supplication to His Lord to honor and bless the Prophet (saws) who taught us this beautiful deen or way of life called Islam.

 

But there is absolutely nothing in the authentic and established Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) regarding the recitation of the durood 3/5/7/11 times with or after every supplication! If while making supplication for himself one does not recite the durood for any reason, his supplication will still be valid and accepted by the Lord if He Wills; but if while making supplication for himself, a believer also makes supplication and recites the durood for the Noble Prophet (saws), he would earn himself a much bigger reward, Insha Allah.

 

Your Question: We also know that supplication in Sijdah or prostrate position is most acceptable to Allah SWT. My question is that, is it be permissible to recite Darud during Sijdah?

The Prophet (saws) said, 'The closest one of you comes to his Lord is while he is prostrating, (therefore) make many supplications therein.' And he (saws) also said, 'I have prohibited you from reciting (Quran) while bowing or prostrating. During the bowing, Glorify the Lord. During the prostrations, strive your hardest in making supplications. Most likely, you will be listened to."

Related by Ahmad and Muslim.

 

The Messenger of Allah (saws) guided the believers that the closest one comes to their Lord is in their state of prostration; thus one should strive to make as many supplications as one wishes and pleases unto their Lord in the state of prostration.

 

Other than reciting the Glorious Quran, one may extol, praise and glorify the Lord Most High and make as many supplications as one wills and pleases in the state of prostration.

 

The durood is no more than a supplication unto the Lord to bless and honor the Noble Prophet (saws); thus there is absolutely no harm in reciting the durood in prostrations, if one wishes to do so.

 

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

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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