Question : Sometimes I ask God by Fatima al Zahra (peace be upon her), and if my request is not fulfilled, I feel angry, and say to God, "If You did not fulfill my request for the sake Fatima, for whom will you fulfill it?" Have I rights to such dialogue with God?
Answer : We should ask Almighty Allah as needy slaves. It is up to Him to answer our request or not. It may be in your best interests or there may be wisdom behind Him not answering it or delaying it. Almighty Allah said "It may happen that you love a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows, you know not." (2:216)
Question : I have been unemployed and looking for work for some time, and it is very worrying. Is there any specific supplication or verses of the Quran to help me?
Answer : It has been reported in some narrations that repeatedly reciting Surah Al- Qadr (chapter 97 of the holy Quran), and repeatedly seeking repentance increases sustenance.
Question : Please guide us in regards to any supplications and Quranic verses for my daughterâ€™s better health and protection from then evil eye.
Answer : It was reported in some narrations of the Imams of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) that reciting the Moawwidhain (chapters 113 and 114 from the Holy Book) helps to protect from the evil eye.
Question : Is it allowed when one is praying an obligatory prayer to recite any dua / supplication in Arabic language?
Answer : Yes, it is permissible and it is permissible in any language other than Arabic.
Question : I am not satisfied in my job. I am trying my best to get another job but not succeeded. Kindly give some advice or dua.
Answer : Seek forgiveness from the Almighty Allah and praising Mohamed and his household (peace be upon them) - reciting "Salewat" repeatedly as they are one of the acts that make the calls answered.
Question : Is Dua twassul more powerful if recited after Morning Prayer?
Answer : The mentioned supplication is not amongst the supplications that are set to be recited at this time. Yes, some supplication that were reported to be recited in this specific time are in the book of "Mefateeh ul Jinan".
Question : Do you have any dua there in wishing to die? I want to die, I gave up. Please help me. What dua?
Answer : There is no dua for wishing to die. It is not amongst the characters of a believer to wish to die nor to ask his Lord for such an issue, a believer is rather expected to call Almighty Allah to remove the hardship and decrease its effect on him as He is All Merciful.
Question : What is the rule on doing Dua to the members of Ahlulbait ? Is it allowed to ask them for favors? Or is it better to ask directly to Almighty Allah for needs?
Answer : The dua (supplication) is asking Almighty Allah. The imams of the Ahlulbait are intercessors to Almighty Allah and Almighty Allah does not reject their intercession. Nothing is wrong in seeking intercession from the Prophet and his household (peace be upon them). It is mentioned in the Holy Quran that Almighty Allah had said: â€œAnd if, when they had wronged themselves, they had but come unto thee and asked forgiveness of Allah, and asked forgiveness of the Messenger, they would have found Allah Forgiving, Merciful.â€ (4:64)
Question : I read a ruling on his Eminenceâ€™s website that it is not good to wipe your hands over your face after Duâ€™a, as it is disliked by our Imams (peace be upon them), Is it also disliked to wipe the hands over the face after finishing the prayer?
Answer : What is on our website is the dislike of wiping the face specifically after Qunoot, not after other various kinds of supplications (duâ€™as). It is recommended to wipe the face after every Duâ€™a except for the Qunoot as it is disliked. As for wiping the face after the prayer, we are not aware of a narration that encourages or discourages such an act.
Question : I want to memorize the entire Quran. Can you give me a supplication to help me?
Answer : May Allah accept from you your endeavors, and consider you one of the actors upon the words of Holy Quran and amongst those who can benefit from the Quran in this life and in the hereafter. Unfortunately, we are not aware of a supplication to memorize the Holy Book specifically, however, the following supplication is reported to strengthen the memory and it is recited after the prayers:
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Question : Please give me some dua or some chapter from the Quran or just show me the name of that dua or soorah shall my brother recite for his job since he is jobless.
Answer : Repeatedly seeking forgiveness is one of the reasons of getting livelihood if god wishes. Almighty Allah said:â€ Seek pardon of your Lord. Lo! He was ever forgiving. He will let loose the sky for you in plenteous rainâ€.71:10-11.
Question : Is the supplication of "Nadi Ali" authentic?
Answer : This specific text was not part of a reported supplication from one of the infallibles but it is permissible to read it for seeking intercession and entreat Imam Ali bin Abi talib by his rank to almighty Allah to fulfill the needs since all matters are in His power plus he made the prophet and his household (peace be upon them) intercessors.
Question : Is it permissible for me to accept payment in respect to dua I made for someone?
Answer : Yes, it is permissible but it is better if the payment is given/taken as a gift.
Question : Is Dua tewessul recommended to read and who made it?
Answer : We cannot confirm that an Imam has recited this supplication. Yes, it has been reported in some books that the said supplication is narrated by one of the Imams (peace be upon them). Supplicating to Almighty Allah by the Prophet or the Imams (peace be upon them) is amongst the recommended deeds even if it was by other than this particular supplication.
Question : I have read on the internet that Imam Mousa Al-kadhim (peace be upon him) gave a supplication to one of his companions for increase in sustenance.
My question is if someone recites another supplication 100 or 500 times a day instead of this particular invocation, will he get the same amount of blessings from Almighty in terms of bounty in sustenance and wealth? Or the first supplication given by holy Imam (Peace be upon him) will be more beneficial?
Answer : The effect of sustenance and other effects of the supplication that the Imam (peace be upon him) mentioned shell happen with the permission of Almighty Allah. Other supplications are merely invocations to the Almighty Allah and it is good at all occasions and times.
Question : If we pray to God and ask very ambitiously and humbly for something but our dua is not accepted then for how long should we continue to beg, or when should we think that this thing will not be given to us and we should leave praying. How long should we wait for. And if God gives us what He wants or thinks is better then why should we beg Him for any of our wish?
Answer : We should always ask Almighty Allah and seek His blessings and hope for His answer as this feeling is one of the reasons to grant the wishes. And if we did not get the request answered, we stay on this condition as we are gaining the reward of the supplications even if we did not get the asked request.
If we did not get what we wanted, we accept what Almighty Allah's wish since He is indeed knows the best for us. With this submission to what He wanted, we gain the great reward that Almighty Allah kept for whoever accepts His desire as He is the most merciful.
Question : If an unbeliever asks me to help him pray to Allah (dua) so that his legitimate desires be granted by Allah, can I do so? And if he gives me a gift as a result, can I accept it?
Answer : You can pray for their guidance and you can also accept their gifts. Religious narrations encouraged good behavior with the unbelievers.
Question : What is your opinion regarding the authenticity of Dua Adeelah? Is it from Imam? Does it have reliable Sanad â€“ chain of narrators? Is it authenticated?
Answer : Dua Adeelah that is mentioned in the supplications books is not related to an Imam. It is recommended to recognize the true beliefs when the person is dying, and all the time, whether this was by reciting Dua Adeelah or using other ways to strengthen the true belief in oneâ€™s soul and defeat the attacks of Satan and his mischief.
Question : Can we supplicate to the Messenger of Allah, the Ahlulbait and the Imams (peace be upon them all)?
Answer : The Dua (supplication) is a â€œrequestâ€, and since Almighty Allah is in charge of the universe and manages all creations, asking Him is direct. Requesting from others, like the Prophets or the Imams, is not permissible if the seeker considers them as being independent in dealing with his request, aside from Almighty Allah. This is like considering a partner with Almighty Allah.
If the believer seeks the intercession of the Prophets and the Imams (peace be upon them) as they can ask Almighty Allah to fulfill the seekerâ€™s needs, or when the believer requests from Almighty Allah to fulfill his requests by referring to the high rank of the noble personalities of the Prophets and the Imams (peace be upon them), then these two kinds of supplications are considered as permissible acts of worship.
Question : How long should one ask for something important from almighty Allah?
Answer : Answering the supplication does not have a special time but if the believer insists on asking and seeking, then such supplications are closer to be answered.