14 Nov How to make Dua: Tip #27
To be determined in One’s request
Determination and resolve are factors which will help get your dua answered, as they both show how much you want a response. The Prophet [May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him] commanded us Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Prophet [May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him] said, ‘When one of you makes a du’a, then let him be firm and determined in his du’a, and let him not say, ‘O Allah! If You will, then please forgive me’, for there is noone who can force Allah to do anything’. [Sahih al-Bukhari #6339, Muslim #2678, Ahmad and others]
Therefore, what is desired is that a person be firm in his du’a asking from Allah in a determined manner. If, on the other hand, a person says, “O Allah! Grant me my dua if you wish”, this goes against the firmness and resolution that is desired.