Saturday, June 20, 2015

As-salaamu alaykum,
One of the most valuable acts of worship a person who is fasting can ever do is to make du'a'a to Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He). Note how beautifully Allah has the famous and amazing verse about du'a'a Ch:2 V:186 in-between the verses of fasting Ch: V: 183-187, highlighting its honor and status.
In an authentic hadith in Saheeh At-Tirmithi, rasoolo Allahi ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said:
  • “ثَلاَثَةٌ لاَ تُرَدُّ دَعْوَتُهُمُ:”
    • Three groups of people whom their du'a will not be rejected:
    • الصَّائِمُ حَتَّى يُفْطِرَ
      • The fasting person when he breaks his fast
    • وَالإِمَامُ الْعَادِلُ
      • the just leader
    • وَدَعْوَةُ الْمَظْلُومِ
      • and the supplication of the oppressed person.
  • And he ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) also said in an authentic hadith in Sunan Ibn Majah:
    • “إِنَّ لِلصَّائِمِ عِنْدَ فِطْرِهِ لَدَعْوَةً مَا تُرَدُّ”
      • What the hadith basically means, that if the fasting person who breaks his fast makes du'a'a at that time Allah will not reject their du'a but rather accept it.
Allahu Akbar, Allah really appreciates it when you make du'a'a at such a critical time when you are at the pinnacle of your hunger. You are about to break your fast and the sight of food didn't divert you away from Allah rather you remembered Allah and made du'a'a to Him.
A person may ask, so when exactly do I make my du'a? Many of the scholars have said that it is not restricted to a specific minute rather the timing is flexible. They said: you can make du'a right before the adhan or right after hearing the adhan and breaking your fast.
It is also from the sunnah of the Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him), as narrated in Sahih Abi Dawood, when he broke his fast he used to say:
  • “ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ”
    • (The-ha-bath-thama') The thirst is gone
    • وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوقُ
      • (wab-tal-latel-'orooq) the arteries/veins are moist
    • وَثَبَتَ الأَجْرُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ
      • (wa thabatal-'ajro in shaa Allah) and the reward is guaranteed, if Allah wills.
So brothers and sisters make du'a'a during your days of fasting like you have never done before and don't waste that valuable guaranteed moment where your du'a'a is not rejected by losing focus once seeing all that food but take a few minutes aside praising Allah and asking Him for all your needs.
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