Dua is a beautiful word for “supplication”. It means to seek, desire, call upon, pray. It is the most powerful weapon of a believer. Many of us Muslims often ask, is our Duas heard and accepted? First thing’s first. Allah hears all of your prayers. If your dua does not get accepted, know that everything happens for a reason and He is the best of all planners. It could either be a source of salvation in the hereafter or a way to ward off evil from you.

In summary, our dua can result in the following:

  1. For some other duas, Allah will either answer immediately;
  2. Postpone it for a better time and therefore reward you for your patience, or;
  3. Rejected because Allah knows what is best for us and helping us from harm of the dunya and hereafter.

Allah loves all of us, listens to all our worries, sadness and all the things that we pray and cry for during every sujood and every prayer we make. Some might search for ways on when likely will our duas be granted, although, all will surely be heard by The Almighty, but here are the 9 times when our duas will mostly be heard and accepted.

  1. Fardh prayers. Offer dua during fard prayers. Use the duas recommended by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). If you cannot, you should always make your duas with sincerity. Praise Allah, send salutations (salawat) to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and ask for forgiveness.
  2. Between adhan and iqamahMake dua at this time as it is one of the most preferred times to make dua.
  3. During tahajjud prayers. Tahajjud prayer is one of the best among all of the non-obligatory prayers, it is the cause of getting Allah’s great blessings and mercy. The time for this is after Isha prayers until Fajr.

    “Worship him in a portion of the night and glorify him through the night” [Quran 76:26]

  4. During the rain. It is a blessing when the rain falls, and it’s calming and peaceful. Did you know that making dua when it rains is one of the accepted times?
  5. Traveling. While you are travelling, your supplication is heard by Allah. Your intention of the trip should be for a good reason, however, if your trip is for a bad intention or to perform any kind of sin, then this will not apply.
  6. Fasting while breaking the fast, The Prophet (SAW) declared,  

    Three men whose dua is never rejected (by Allah) are: when a fasting person breaks fast (in another narration, the fasting person until he breaks his fast), the just ruler and the one who is oppressed.'[Al-Tirmidhi]

  7. During Hajj on the day of Arafah
  8. Jihad. When the Muslim is at war facing a calamity and distress such as an enemy, the dua he or she makes at the critical period is accepted.
  9. Zam Zam Water. When you drink Zam Zam water you may ask Allah (SWT) for anything you wish to have or benefit. Zam Zam water heals you from illness or any other dua you want to make.
  10. Laylatul Qadr. The dua just before Fajr is the best and most accepted dua, and any dua on Laylatul Qadr during the last ten nights of Ramadan is accepted without a doubt, In sha Allah.