9 . Seek help from Allah only with Dua


Surah No. 1, Al Fatiha, Ayat No. 4

o إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

Translation :

We worship YOU - ALONE ; and seek help from YOU ALONE .

Surah No. 7, Al Aaraaf, Ayat No. 197

o وَالَّذِينَ تَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِهِ لاَ يَسْتَطِيعُونَ نَصْرَكُمْ وَلا أَنفُسَهُمْ يَنْصُرُونَ

Translation :

Those whom you call besides Allah cannot approach you to help, nor can they help themselves.

Surah No. 25, Al Furqaan, Ayat No. 77

o قُلْ مَا يَعْبَأُ بِكُمْ رَبِّي لَوْلَا دُعَاؤُكُمْ فَقَدْ كَذَّبْتُمْ فَسَوْفَ يَكُونُ لِزَامًا

Translation :

Say : " My Lord does not care for you if you do not make dua to Him; But you have now denied Him, so very soon the torment (punishment) is bound to be yours forever.

Surah No. 40, Al Momin (Ghafir), Ayat No. 60

وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِي

o سَيَدْخُلُونَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِينَ

Translation :

And your Lord said : make appeal to ME ; I will respond to your request. Infact, those who deny MY worship, will enter Hell with shame .

Surah No. 42, Ash Shura, Ayat No. 26

وَيَسْتَجِيبُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَيَزِيدُهُم مِّن فَضْلِهِ وَالْكَافِرُونَ

o لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ شَدِيدٌ

Translation :

And He responds to ( the appeals) those who believe and do righteous good deeds, and to them He gives more from His Bounty, but for the non believers there will be a severe torment.

Comments :

One should keep in mind that if any kind of favour is needed then the appeal should be made to Allah Rabbul Izzat only. Allah is the greatest, who can listen, can see and has power over all the things. In repect of dua or supplications there are some Ahadis (Plural of Hadis), which are as under : The prophet (saws) said :

1.  " All the supplications (Dua) are worship "  (Tirmizi, Abu Daud)

2.  " Supplication is heart of worship " (Tirmizi)

3. Narrated by Hazrat Salman Farsi (ra) that the Prophet said  "The death of a person cannot be averted, but it is Dua which can avert it"  (Tirmizi)

4. The prophet (saws)  said " Whenever a person makes an appeal to Allah for any kind of need, either the same need is fulfilled or any other kind of misery is averted which was to come on him " (Tirmizi)

5. Narrated by Hazrat Abu Huraira (ra) that the Prophet said " Allah does accept the request of His slave provided he should not become impatient "
 (Means the slave should not say that he has made lot of requests but they are not being accepted and then he leaves making further dua).

6. Narrated by Hazrat Anas (ra) that the Prophet said " Everyone of you must ask for his needs from Allah only, even if he wants a replacement of his shoe lace" (Tirmizi)

Ask Allah for Forgiveness, Allah alone can

Forgive the Sins of the People .

Surah No. 3, Al Imraan, Ayat No.135

وَالَّذِينَ إِذَا فَعَلُواْ فَاحِشَةً أَوْ ظَلَمُواْ أَنْفُسَهُمْ ذَكَرُواْ اللّهَ فَاسْتَغْفَرُواْ لِذُنُوبِهِمْ وَمَن

o يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلاَّ اللّهُ وَلَمْ يُصِرُّواْ عَلَى مَا فَعَلُواْ وَهُمْ يَعْلَمُونَ

Translation :

And those, when they have committed an evil deed, or wronged themselves with evil, ask Allah for forgiveness for their sins,―and who can forgive sins except Allah?,―And they never persist knowingly on what wrong they have done.


Surah No. 7, Al Aaraaf, Ayat No. 29

o قُلْ أَمَرَ رَبِّي بِالْقِسْطِ وَأَقِيمُواْ وُجُوهَكُمْ عِندَ كُلِّ مَسْجِدٍ وَادْعُوهُ

Translation :

Say: My Lord enjoins right things. Set your faces straight (towards Him) at every place of worship and make dua to Him only.

Surah No. 7, Al Aaraaf, Ayat No. 55

o ادْعُواْ رَبَّكُمْ تَضَرُّعًا وَخُفْيَةً

Translation :

Make dua to Allah only in humbly, kindly and silently.

Please remember that While making supplication (dua) Remember Allah by his all the Good names.

Surah No. 7, Al Aaraaf, Ayat No.180

وَلِلّهِ الأَسْمَاء الْحُسْنَى فَادْعُوهُ بِهَا وَذَرُواْ الَّذِينَ يُلْحِدُونَ فِي أَسْمَآئِهِ سَيُجْزَوْنَ مَا

o كَانُواْ يَعْمَلُونَ

Translation :

Allah has all the excellent names. Remember Him by those names, And leave the company of those who blaspheme His names. They will be punished of what they do.

Other 99 Names Of Allah the Greatest.

No.   Name                                    Meaning

1.    Ar-Rahman                                 The Compassionate or Sympathetic

2.   Ar-Rahim                                     The Merciful

3.   Al-Malik                                       The Perfect Ruler

4.   Al-Quddus                                   The Pure One

5.   Al-Mu'min                                    The Inspirer of Faith

6.   As-Salam                                    The Source of Peace

7.   Al-Muhaymin                               The Guardian

8.   Al-Aziz                                         The Victorious

9.    Al-Jabbar                                    The Compeller

10.  Al Mutakabbir                              The Greatest

11.  Al-Khaliq                                     The Creator

12.  Al-Bari                                        The Maker of Order

13.  Al-Musawwir                               The Shaper of Beauty

14.  Al-Ghaffar                                   The Forgiving

15.  Al-Qahhar                                   The Subduer

16.  Al-Wahhab                                 The Giver of All

17.  Al-Razzaq                                   The Sustainer

18.  Al-Fattah                                     The Opener

19.  Al-Aleem                                    The Knower of All

20.  Al-Qabid                                    The Constrictor

21.  Al-Basit                                      The Reliever

22.  Al-Khafid                                   The Abaser

23.  Ar-Rafi'                                      The Exalter

24.  Al-Mu'izz                                   The Bestower of Honour

25.  Al-Muzill                                    The Humiliator

26.  As-Sami                                   The Hearer of All

27.  Al-Baseer                                 The Seer of All

28.  Al-Hakam                                 The Judge

29.  Al-Adl                                       The Just

30.  Al-latif                                       The Subtle One

31.  Al-Khabeer                               The All Aware

32.  Al-Haleem                                The Forebearing

33.  Al-Azeem                                 The Magnificent

34.  Al-Ghafoor                               The Forgiver of sins

35.  Ash-Shakoor                            The Rewarder of Thankfulness

36.  Al-Aliyy                                     The Highest

37.  Al-Kabeer                                 The Greatest

38.  Al-Hafeez                                 The Preserver

39.  Al-Muqeet                                 The Nourisher

40.  Al-Haseeb                                The Accounter

41.  Al-Jaleel                                   The Mighty

42.  Al-Karim                                    The Generous

43.  Ar-Raqeeb                                The Watchful One

44.  Al-Mujeeb                                 The Responder to Prayer

45.  Al-Waase'e                              The All Comprehending

46.  Al-Hakeem                               The perfectly Wise

47.  Al-Wadud                                 The Loving One

48.  Al-Majeed                                 The Majestic One

49.  Al-Baa'is                                   The Resurrector

50.  Ash-Shaheed                           The Witness

51.  Al-Haqq                                    The Truth

52.  Al-Wakil                                    The Trustee

53.  Al-Qawee                                  The Possessor of All Strength

54.  Al-Matin                                     The Firm

55.  Al-Walee                                   The Governor

56.  Al-Hameed                                The Praised One

57.  Al-Muhsi                                   The Appraiser

58.  Al-Mubdi                                   The Originator

59.  Al-Mu'id                                     The Restorer

60.  Al-Muhyi                                    The Giver of Life

61.  Al -Mumeet                                The Taker of Life

62.  Al-Hayy                                     The Ever Living One

63.  Al-Qayyum                                The Self Existing One

64.  Al-Waajid                                  The Finder

65.  Al-Maajid                                   The Glorious

66.  Al-Waahid                                 The Only One

67.  Al-Ahad                                     The One

68.  As-Samad                                 The Satisfier of All Needs

9.    Al -Qaadir                                  The All Powerful

70.  A l-Muqtadir                               The Creator of All Power

71.  Al -Muqaddim                            The Expediter

72.  Al- Mu'akhkhir                           The Delayer

73.  Al-Awwal                                   The First

74.  Al-Akhir                                     The Last

75.  Az-Zaahir                                  The Manifest One

76.  Al-Baatin                                   The Hidden One

77.  Al-Waali'                                   The Protecting Friend

78.  Al-Muta'ali                                 The Supreme One

79.  Al-Barr                                       The Doer of Good

80.  At-Tawwib                                  The Guide to Repentance

81.  Al-Muntaqeem                           The Avenger

82.  Al-Afu                                        The Forgiver

83.  Ar-Ra'uf                                     The Clement

84.  Malik al Mulk                             The Owner of All

85.  Zul Jalale wal

     Ikram                                            The Lord of Majesty and Bounty

86.  Al-Muqsit                                   The Equitable One

87.  Al-Jami'e                                   The Gatherer

88.  Al-Ghani                                    The Rich One

89.  Al-Mughni                                  The Enricher

90.  Al-Maan'e                                  The Preventor of Harm

91.  Ad-Daar                                     The Creator of The Harmful

92.  An-Nafi'e                                    The Creator of Good

93.  An-Noor                                     The Light

94.  Al-Hadi                                      The Guide

95.  Al-Badie                                    The Originator

96.  Al-Baaqi                                    The Everlasting One

97.  Al-Waaris                                  The Inheritor of All

98.  Ar-Rasheed                               The Righteous Teacher

99.  As-Sabur                                   The Patient One