دعاء (Du’a) literally means to call out. However, in the context of religion it mean to call out and supplicate to Allah سبحانه و تعالى for one’s needs and to acquire relief from one’s difficulties.
Du’a is a powerful act of worship in Islam which is not only recommended but also instructed by Allah سبحانه و تعال. So much so, that the anger befalls the one who refrains from supplicating to Allah سبحانه و تعال.
Hafidh Imran Ayub, has carefully approached the topic of Du’a and supplications whilst commencing the book with important matters relating to Du’a before embarking on a journey of presenting a wide range and selection of supplications from the Qur’an and Hadith.
He begins by defining the meaning of Du’a followed by beneficial information regarding Du’a such as:
- The importance of safeguarding the tongue
- The virtues of supplicating and making Dhikr
- Supplicating to Allah and to other than Allah
- Seeking a medium for one’s supplications
- The etiquettes of supplication
- The acceptance of Du’a; times, places and people
- Those people whose supplications are not accepted
Thereafter, the author continues to highlight the importance of Salah-alan-Nabi صلى الله عليه و سلم (Durood) and introduces the supplications from the Qur’an and Sunnah.
Rating – Positives and Negatives:
I found this book to be very detailed and simple in explanation. It is written beautifully and highlights points which are not generally found in the books of supplications.
The author has given a complete guide to the topic of supplicating by including those topics which precede one’s Du’a, such as the etiquettes, as well as including the supplications in appropriate and relevent chapters.
Each supplication is mentioned in Arabic with the اعراب / تشكيل as well as giving a detailed reference to the source of the supplication. The Urdu translation of the supplication is mentioned after the Arabic text.
Overall, it is well worth its weight in gold.
May Allah increase the author in knowledge and bless him with Jannatul Firdaus. Aameen.