Dua is one of the most important tools handed by Allah to humanity, an immensely personal means for us to communicate and connect with the Almighty.
The Qur’an is the word of Allah, revealed by our beloved Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him) as guidance for humanity. It is permanent and unchanging, its words permanently etched into eternity.
A dua is our conversation with our Creator, the relay of our thoughts and words to Him. We can use any words, ask for anything, for good in this life and the Hereafter. We can ask for ourselves, our friends, families, strangers, those in need, for the Ummah and humanity.
Dua has been described as the essence of worship, for by turning to Allah we are affirming that He alone has the power to grant or deny our wishes, desires, hopes and ambitions.
A Hadith recites that the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him) stated: “Dua is [that act which is worthy of being called true] worship” (Tirmidhi)