In the name of Allah ,the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

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Supplication and its manners, times, conditions, mistakes.
Author by:  Abdulaziz Addweesh.
Original language:  English.

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Mistakes In Supplication


  • Invoking other than Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) such as prophets, pious people, stone, idols ... etc this is Shirk (polytheism).

  • Wishing to die. Some people when they get sick, and they do not heal soon, or they have some personal problems they start wishing for death.

  • Asking Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) to hurry or give his punishment in this life.

  • Asking Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) to break the bond of kin-ship (such as separating one from his parents).

  • Supplicating for sins to spread in the Islamic society.

  • The "Imam" (prayer's leader) making supplication for himself without including the followers in his supplication (during group prayer, At-taraweh in Ramadan).

  • Invoking Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) to see if there is a response without a sense of genuine purpose.

  • Raising the voice during the supplication. It should be done secretly.

  • Saying Insha-Allah, (Allah willing) after the supplication (Ex.: O'Allah forgive my sins if you will). Narrated Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:� None of you should say: O' Allah forgive me if you wish, O' Allah be merciful to me if you wish, but he should always appeal to Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) with determination, for nobody can force Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) to do something against His will.� [agreed upon].

  • Invoking Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) aggressively, (asking Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala) for impossible things such as asking Him to make you a prophet or immortality).

  • Asking Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) to harm a Muslim.

  • Asking Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) to have a Muslim commit a sin or die as a non-believer.