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Duaa and Zikr

Fatwaa ID: 070

Question:

Hello I want to take shahada in the very near future in Sha Allah I am familiar with how to perform Salah  but I would like to know what is the right way to make Dua and dikhr if they require wudu , if you need to be sitting,  if their are specific times to say them and also  if you can share some Duas and some supplemental prayers please

Thank you in advance may Allah (swt) guide us.

Answer:

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Respected sister,

It gives us great pleasure to receive your question.

It is pleasing to note of your interest in Islam. The very thought of wanting to accept Islam is a great bounty from Allaah Ta’aala to you. Allaah Ta’aala has blessed you to be open minded and honest in recognizing the ultimate truth, the religion of Islam. Truthfulness and honesty leads one to eternal success.

Islam is to believe in the oneness of Allaah Ta’aala and His great attributes. It is to believe in all the prophets and that Muhammad (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is the final prophet. Life after death and accountability in the court of Allaah Ta’aala and paradise and hell are core beliefs of Islam.

You state that you want to take shahaadah. If you already believe in the fundamental beliefs of Islam as stated above, you are a Muslim. All you need to do is proclaim your belief in Allaah Ta’aala and Rasulullaah (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and say: Laa ilaaha illallaahu Muhammadur rasoolullaah, which means: There is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and Muhammad is His final messenger. Do not delay in this as there is no guarantee of time and life.

Rasulullaah (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would remember Allaah Ta’aala at all times. Zikr, remembrance of Allaah Ta’aala does not require one to be in the state of wudhu or to be in a specific posture. One should remember at all times. Consciousness of Allaah Ta’aala is also a form of zikr.

Similarly, du’aa, invoking and supplicating to Allaah Ta’aala, does not require wudhu or a specific posture. There are du’aas for every occasion and instance in the life of a believer. The life of a Muslim is laid out such that he/she is constantly in the remembrance of Allaah Ta’aala.

You may also refer to the following link for daily du’aas.

https://archive.org/details/EssentialDuasInTheLifeOfAMuslim_919

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.
Muajul I. Chowdhury
Student, Darul Iftaa
New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

10/19/2017

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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