It is upon the Muslim to have the proper etiquette when making du’ā’. He should be certain that Allāh is going to answer his du’ā’, and he should supplicate sincerely to Allāh the Exalted. He should avoid eating and consuming the harām, as this will prevent his du’ā’ from being accepted.

Likewise, he must not become hasty and impatient with his du’ā’ being accepted and he should not despair from the mercy of Allāh. He should not say, “I supplicated and supplicated but my du’ā’ was not answered,” and as a result he will stop making du’ā’ and will despair from Allāh’s mercy.

On the contrary, he must continue to supplicate. Allāh the Exalted has full knowledge of all things. Perhaps it is more beneficial for the person if the response to his du’ā’ is delayed. Thus, all affairs return to Allāh the Exalted.

Book: Sittings in the Month of Ramadān

By Shaykh Sālih Al-Fawzān

Translated by Raha Batts and Rasheed Barbee

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