10 Best Times For Du’a To Be Accepted

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Discover the most blessed moments for making du’a (supplication), and learn how to maximise these times to seek Allah’s guidance and mercy.

In Islam, du’a, or supplication, is a powerful way for Muslims to communicate with Allah (SWT). It’s a practice that allows us to seek guidance, express our desires, and ask for forgiveness. While we can make du’a at any time, there are specific moments when our supplications are more likely to be accepted. Here are some of the best times for du’a, as taught by the Prophet Muhammad (SAW):

  • The Last Third of the Night

During the last third of the night, Allah (SWT) descends to the lowermost heaven and asks, “Who is calling upon Me, that I may answer him? Who is asking of Me, that I may give him? Who is seeking My forgiveness, that I may forgive him?” [Sahih al-Bukhari]. This is a precious time when Allah is closest to His servants, making it an ideal moment for heartfelt supplications.

  • Between Adzan and Iqamah

The period between the Adzan (call to prayer) and the Iqamah (second call to prayer) is a blessed time when du’as are never rejected [Ahmad, Abu Dawud #521]. Muslims are encouraged to seize this moment to make their supplications.

  • While Making Sujood

When in sujood (prostration), a Muslim is nearest to their Lord. The Prophet (SAW) said, “The closest that a servant is to his Lord is when he is prostrating, so make plenty of du’a” [Muslim]. This position of humility and submission is highly conducive to making sincere du’as.

  • Late at Night

While others sleep, the devout stand in prayer and seek answers from Allah (SWT). Late night is a time of tranquility and reflection, making it an ideal moment for making du’a [Muslim #757].

  • At The End of the Obligatory Prayer

After completing the At-tahiyat and before Tasleem (concluding the prayer), Muslims are encouraged to make du’a. This is a moment when prayers are heard and answered [at-Tirmidhi].

  • During the Rain

Rain is considered a mercy from Allah, and it is a time when du’as are accepted [Abu Dawud #2540]. Muslims are encouraged to make their supplications while it rains.

  • Saying ‘Ameen’ with the Congregation During Prayer

When the Imam recites al-Fatihah during congregational prayer and the congregation responds with ‘Ameen,’ if it aligns with the angels’ ‘Ameen,’ sins are forgiven [Sahih al-Bukhari #780]. This moment is powerful for making du’a.

  • When Traveling

Du’as made while traveling for a good purpose are heard by Allah (SWT). The Prophet (SAW) said, “Three supplications are answered without a doubt: the supplication of the oppressed, the supplication of the traveler, and the supplication of the parent for his child” [at-Tirmidhi – Sahih].

  • While Visiting the Sick

When visiting the sick, angels echo the good words and du’as made with ‘Ameen’ [Muslim #2126]. This is a blessed time to make du’a for the health and well-being of others.

  • When Unjustly Treated and Oppressed

There is no barrier between the du’as of those who are unjustly treated and Allah (SWT). The Prophet (SAW) said, “Beware of the supplication of the oppressed, for there is no barrier between it and Allah” [Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. These du’as are heard and answered swiftly.

Recognising these precious times and seizing the opportunity to connect with our Lord through du’a can significantly impact our spiritual lives. The moments mentioned above are not just auspicious for making du’a, but they also represent times of deep connection and reflection. Additionally, there are other moments beyond these ten where making du’a is highly advisable, such as after performing good deeds, while fasting, and before breaking the fast during Ramadan. Let us make the most of these opportunities to seek Allah’s mercy, guidance, and blessings.

In addition to our personal supplications, it is vital that we extend our prayers to our brothers and sisters in Palestine. The ongoing struggle and suffering they face call for our collective du’a. Use the best times for dua mentioned above to make fervent supplications for the liberation of Palestine and the end of the genocide occurring there. Our united prayers, made at these powerful moments, can make a significant difference. May Allah (SWT) accept our du’as and bring peace, justice, and freedom to Palestine.