Du’a is a Form of Worship

Du’ā is a form of worship

In Sūrah al Ghāfir V. 60, Allāh commands us to make du’ā to him and that those who dont do so due to their arrogance, Allāh threatens them with the Fire of Hell. Also the Prophet () in a hadīth narrated by Nu’mān ibn Basheer explicitly mentions, “Du’ā is worship” [Ahmad, the Four Sunans, Sahīh Al Jāmi’ #3407] and then the Prophet () recited the above verse form Sūrah al Ghāfir. Thus we see that du’ā is definitely a form of worship.

In another verse of Sūrah al Ghāfir V. 65, Allāh mentions that we must make du’ā to Him and making du’ā to Him is the dīn. No other act of worship has been paralleled with the entire dīn. Or connected to the entire concept of worship (ibādah).

Thus since we have established that du’ā is a form of worship just like any other act of worship like salāh (prayer) and siyām (fasting). And since its an established and agreed upon rule that the manner and ettiquette of performing any act of worship like salāh and siyām must be taken from the Qur’ān and the authentic Sunnah of the Prophet (), the same is the case with du’ā because it too is an act of worship like the others. Thus we restrain ourselves to the Qur’ān and Sunnah when it comes to the manner and ettiquette of du’ā.

May the Peace and Blessings of Allāh be upon the Prophet, his family and companions.


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Fiqh As Sawm

Islamic Rulings Surrounding Ramadhan and Fasting. Based on “Manar As Sabeel Fi Sharh Ad Daleel” Of Shaykh Ibraheem ibn Duwaiyan (d. 1353 AH) as explained by Br. Salim Morgan. Transcribed and Edited By Ibn Al Hyderabadee

Prologue Introduction

Chapter 1: Fasting in Ramadhaan
1. A pillar of Islam 2. Obligation of Fasting 3. Sighting of the Moon for start of Ramadhaan 4. One reliable witness' presence is sufficient 5. Conditions that make Ramadhan Obligatory for an Individual 6. Expiation for the inability to fast due to age or illness 7. Requirements of a valid fast 8. Obligations to fulfill during fasting 9. Recommended acts of fasting

Chapter 2: Permissions and Prohibitions

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Chapter 3: That which Invalidates Your Fast

1. Intentional Intake of anything into the abdomen 2. Intention to break fast 3. Fluctuating Intention to fast 4. Vomiting intentionally 5. Menstruation or Post Partum Bleeding 6. Masturbation 7. Marital Relations 8. Cupping for both parties 9. Death 10. Apostasy 11. Above are Exempted in some cases

Chapter 4: Repayment
1. Missing a day of fast in Ramadhan
2. When does one make up a missed fast
3. If missed fast are not made up until few dats before next Ramadhan
4. Missed fasts first or voluntary?

Chapter 5: Recommended, Disliked, and Impermissible Days of Fasting
1. Recommended Every Other Day Sawn Dawood
2. The three white days of every Islamic month
3. Six days of Shawwaal
4. Month of Muharram and the 10th
5. Ten days of Dhil Hijja and that of Arafat
6. Disliking of the month of Rajab
7. Disliking of the day of Friday
8. Disliking of the 30th of Shabaan
9. Impermissibility of fasting on the two Eids
10. Completing of a voluntary fast is not Wajib



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