14 Nov How to make Dua: Tip #12
What you earn should be pure, if your earnings are impure, then everything gained from those earnings will also be impure, this negatively effects ones dua.
Allah says in the Qur’an: “For, verily there are those amongst men who say, ‘O Our Lord! Grant us in this world,’ and they have no share of the Hereafter. [The Qur’an Surah al-Baqarah 2:200]
Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Prophet said: “O People! Allah is al-Tayyib (Pure), and He only accepts that which is pure! Allah has commanded the Believers what He has commanded the Messengers, for He said: “O Messengers! Eat from the pure foods, and do right”.
Furthermore He said: “O you who believe! Eat from the pure and good foods We have given you”.
Then the Prophet mentioned a traveller on a long journey, who is dishevelled and dusty, and he stretches forth his hands to the sky, saying, “O my Lord! O my Lord!” – while his food is unlawful, his drink is unlawful, his clothing is unlawful, and he is nourished unlawfully, how can he be answered? [Reported by Ahmad, Muslim, and al-Tirmidhi from Abu Hurayrah, as mentioned in Sahih al-Jami #2744
Sa’d ibn Abi Waqas, one of the Prophets famous Companions, was once asked: “Why is it that your prayers are responded to, amongst all of the other Companions?” He replied: “I do not raise to my mouth a morsel except that I know where it came from and where it came out of’. [Sharh al-Araba’in, p. 275]
Additionally do not forget your consciousness of God (taqwa), as Allah says in the Qur’an: “Allah only accepts (deeds) from those who fear him (muttaqin)”. [The Qur’an Surah Al-Ma’idah 5:27]