The Art Of Making Du'a
When it comes to making Du’a, we might feel one of these two feelings :
“I’ve been asking Allah s.w.t. for a quite a while now, and I’ve been doing my best to maintain good character as a Muslim too. But why is it taking such a long time for Him to answer my Du’a?”
“Will Allah listen to my prayer, even after all the sins that I’ve committed? Is there hope for me?”
The original version of this book was titled Prayers For Success, and it was first published in 2011. Now in 2019, Ustaz Mizi Wahid has collaborated IMAN Publication to revise the contents and produce an updated version of this book with the title renamed to Call Upon Him : 21 Steps To Strengthen Our Trust In Allah
This book is not merely a compilation of supplications taken from the Quran and the Sunnah. It is a book written with the sole intention to inspire Muslims to have unquestionable faith in the Most Generous Lord, Allah s.w.t. through the supplications they make to Him.
There are plenty of books out there this present day which compiles a list of supplications; long and short, along with its meanings for their readers to choose from. Thus, this book hopes to deliver differently, in the area of encouragement and support for those who have been knocking on heaven’s doors but have yet to get a response or have been disappointed with the answers they have received so far.
In this book, tips are written on the recommended times and methods, encouragement is given to stay in faith throughout the long wait and selected supplications are written to keep us connected to Allah s.w.t. through constant remembrance and prayer.
REVISE EDITION OF PRAYERS FOR SUCCESS
Reasons To Read This Book
In Call Upon Him, tips are written on the topics of making du'a and how to strengthen our trust when we are required to stay in faith throughout the long wait after our prayer.
This book does not talk about waiting passively for our prayers to be answered. It is about working proactively to nurture our relationship and trust in Allah each time we communicate with Him through our prayers.
Selected recommended supplications by the author are also included for readers to put into practice.
PART 1: ENCOURAGEMENT, TRUST & HOPE
Step 1: Begin With Deep Personal Reflections
Step 2: Make Supplication A Habit
Step 3: Seeking From An Unlimited Source
Step 4: Ask And Be Consistent
Step 5: Have Clear And Firm Intentions
Step 6 – Put In Faithful Action
Step 7 – Be Resilient In The Face Of Setbacks
Step 8 – Repeat Your Prayer
Step 9 – Call Upon Him In A Low Voice
Step 10 – Internalize The Meaning Of Your Dua
Step 11 - Begin With Praises
Step 12 – Call On His Divine Names
Step 13 – Send Your Love To Attract His Love
Step 14 – Seek The Moment In Recommended Timings
Step 15 - Wait In Patience
Step 15 - Wait In Patience
Step 16 – Trust Him To Make Things Better For You
Step 17 - Pray For Others
Step 18 – Make Gratitude Your Daily Attitude
Step 19 - Accept What He Has Determined For You
Step 20 - Maintain A High Level Of Taqwa
Step 21 – Be Extremely Generous With Your Prayers
PART 2: QUESTIONS ABOUT PRAYER
Question 1: Asking For Directions
Question 2: A Child’s Prayer
Question 3: Prayer And Food
Question 4: A Sinner’s Plea
Question 5: Peaceful Prayers
Question 6: A Special Pass To Heaven
Question 7: The Timid Supplicator
Question 8: The Clueless Begger
Question 9: The Purpose Of Prayer
LIST OF PRAYERS
- For Ease and Guidance in Our Affairs
- For Forgiveness from our Mistakes and to Endure a Lighter Burden
- For Forgiveness and Love for Other Believers
- For Times When We are In Need In Pursuit of True Repentance
- For Seeking His Unparalleled Mercy
- For a Stable Faith and a Life Filled with HisMercy
- For The Acceptance of Our Good Deeds
- For Mercy while in Distress
- For Consistency and Acceptance of Prayer - For Protection from the Evil Enemy
- For the Goodness of this World and the Hereafter
- For Forgiveness Due to Transgressions
- For Overcoming Worry, Laziness and Debt
- For Forgiveness and Mercy
- For Glorifying Allah
- For Expressing His Knowledge of All Things
- For Trust and Repentance
- For Love, Comfort and the Grace to Lead
- For Patience and a Good Ending
- For Ease of Affairs and Fluency in Speech
- For Wisdom and the Company of Good People
- For Constant Gratitude
- For Excellence in Knowledge
- For a Blessing of Abundance
- For Removal from Punishment
- For Light and Forgiveness
Muhammad Tarmizi Bin Abdul Wahid is the CEO of Safinah Institute, an Islamic education centre which was started in Singapore in 2009. It conducts Islamic courses in English for all age groups engaging the students with questions, sharings and discussions.
Safinah also conducts camps for teens and children as well as spiritual retreats for adults on a regular basis which are led by Tarmizi.
He is a graduate of the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, majoring in Islamic Law. Upon graduation, he served at the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore in the Office of the Mufti department for two and a half years before embarking on an entrepreneurial journey. He has been featured on local television, interviewed on local radio stations and have also written numerous articles for various publications.
His passion in life is to inspire people through the words of the Quran and Sunnah via his talks and writings. He enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his family. He resides in the North-Eastern side of sunny Singapore with wife, Fadhilah. They are blessed with four beautiful children.