Hadith Islam Tazkiyyah

Make Dua!


عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ

اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: “مَنْ سَرَّهُ أَنْ

يَسْتَجِيبَ اللَّهُ لَهُ عِنْدَ الشَّدَائِدِ وَالْكَرْبِ

فَلْيُكْثِرِ الدُّعَاءَ فِي الرَّخَاءِ“. أخرجه الترمذي

(5/462 ، رقم 3382)وصححه الألباني في “السلسلة

الصحيحة” (2 / 142)

Abu Huraira [RA] reported that Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said:
“Whoever would be pleased by Allah’s answering/granting/acceptance to him/her during tough and distressing times should increase dua’a in the easy times”.
[Reported by Tirmidhi and authenticated by Shaikh Al-Albani]

Vocabulary from the Hadith:

الشدائد is the plural of شديدة, and it means a tough, difficult situation.

الكرب is the plural of كرب, and it means depression, distress.

الرخاء means a normal, easy situation


– Everyone wishes that Allah answers their prayers in tough times. The way to guarantee this is by making plenty of consistent dua in easy times.

– Laziness is one thing that deters a person from making dua in easy times. For this, make the dua, “الّلهُمَّ إنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ الْعَجْزِ وَ الْكَسَلِ” – Oh Allah, I ask your protection from senility and laziness.

– Ramadan is one of the most blessed times to make dua in. Allah says in the middle of the ayat of fasting in Ramadan in Surah Al-Baqarah, “And when my slaves ask you about me tell them that surely I’m close: I respond to the dua of the person making dua when he/she makes dua to Me.” [2:186]

– Some times to make dua are: between the adhan and iqamah, in sujood, after salah, and before iftaar.

– “Whoever asks Allah for Jannah three times, Jannah will say: “O Allah, enter him into Jannah.”” [Tirmidhi]

Vocabulary of hadith taken from the explanation of Tirmidhi by Al-Allamah Mubarakpoori [RA].


By Aarij Anwer

Born in Karachi. Raised in the GTA. AlKauthar instructor. Qutoof CEO. Author. Bookings:

2 replies on “Make Dua!”

من سأل اللّه الجنة ثلاث مرات قالت الجنة اللّهم أدخله الجنة، ومن استجار من النار ثلاث مرات، قال النار اللّهم أجره من النار

It is also in Sunan Ibn Majah (no.4377), Musnad Imam Ahmad (no.12,388), Sahih Ibn Hibban (no.1040) and elsewhere.

Sheikh al Albani graded it “sahih” in Sahih al Jami (no.6275).

And Allah knows best.

the full hadeeth also states that the one who asks salvation from the fire 3 times, the fire will say “Allahumma save him from the fire.” I am correct?

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