14 Nov How to make Dua: Tip #15
Praising Allah before the Du’a, and Praying upon the Prophet [May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him]
This is an important etiquette of dua, one who neglects these has been hasty in his Dua.
Fudhalah ibn Ubayd narrated that the Prophet [May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him] was once sitting in the mosque, when a person entered and prayed two raka’ats. After he finished, he said, “O Allah, forgive me and have mercy on me!” The Prophet said: “You have been hasty, O worshipper! When you finish your prayer, then sit down and praise Allah with the praise that He is worthy of, and pray upon me, then state your dua”.
After that, another man prayed, and then praised Allah and prayed upon the Prophet. The Prophet said to him: “O worshipper! Make your dua, and it will be answered!” [Narrated by al-Tirmidhi and al-Nasa’i from Fudhalah ibn Ubayr, authenticated in Sahih al-Jami #3988]