14 Nov How to make Dua: Tip #8
Hastiness is a cause of your dua being rejected.
And man supplicates for evil as he supplicates for good, and man is ever hasty. [The Qur’an: Surah al-Isra 17:11]
Surely man is created of a hasty
To be hasty in ones prayer is a cause of rejection of the Dua.
Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Prophet (May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“The dua of any worshipper will continue to be responded to, as long as he does not ask for a sin or breaking the ties of kinship, and as long as he is not hasty”.
It was asked, “O Messenger of Allah? And what does it mean to be hasty?” He responded:
“A worshipper says, ‘I have prayed and prayed, and I don’t see that it will be accepted’, so he gives up hope of being answered and leaves Dua.” [Narrated by Muslim from Abu Hurayrah, as mentioned in Sahih al-Jami #7705]
To ‘give up’ means to turn away and break off from something, and the meaning intended here is that a person leaves Dua. This is what is meant in the following verse: “They are not too proud to worship Him, nor do they weary” [The Qur’an: Surah al-Anbiya 21:19]. This means that they do not stop Worshipping Allah.
Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Prophet said: “You will be responded to as long as you are not hasty, meaning that (a person) says, ‘I have prayed and prayed, and my prayer has not been answered!” [Narrated by al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, and others from Abu Hurayrah as is mentioned in Sahih al-Jami #8085]
“And man invokes (Allah) for evil as he invokes (Allah) for good, yet man is every hasty!” [The Qur’an: Surah al-Isra 17:11]
This does not mean that one should not pray that his dua be answered quickly, as it was authentically narrated that when the Prophet prayed for rain he said: “…quickly, and not delayed….” [Narrated by Ibn Majah, al-Tahawi, al-Hakim, and others, from Ka’b ibn Murrah, as mentioned in Irwa al-Ghalil 2/145]