The act of supplication is known as dua in Islamic terminology. It’s a prayer to God; it’s a dialogue with God, our Creator, our Lord, the All-Wise and All-Powerful. In truth, the word is derived from an Arabic origin that means to summon or call out.
It is one of the most powerful and effective acts of worship a human being can engage in. It is elevating, empowering, freeing, and transformative. The believer’s weapon has been dubbed Dua. It asserts one’s trust in one God and rejects all forms of idolatry and polytheism. Dua is a form of surrender to God that expresses a person’s need for Him.
You can call on Allah at any time, Alhamdulillah. You can make du’a as soon as you wake up or as you fall asleep, in public or in private, as a conscious decision or as an intuitive reaction to adversity. You can also create a du’a in any language for any desire or necessity (as long as you are not asking for something sinful or wishing harm on others).
Our initial and last actions in every situation are both dua. We ask Allah to show us the method to deal with the problem; we ask for His assistance in following the road He has shown us; and we ask for His support in making our efforts successful. We know that if we get sick, we won’t be able to get the correct doctor without His help.
Ibadah is incomplete without dua. In dua, a person asserts his conviction in Tawheed (monotheism) and rejects all bogus gods. His faith in Allah develops with each dua. He begs Him, acknowledging his own helplessness. A person who is engaged in dua honestly and truly recognizes and affirms the bond between himself and the Creator via his acts.