The sunnah practice for ones dua to be accepted

Shaykh Fawāz al-Madkhalī, may Allāh protect him, said:

A Point of Benefit : A Prophetic [Practice] That Has Been Abandoned, [One] for Supplications to Be Answered

From Anas ibn Mālik, may Allāh be pleased with him, [who] said:

Um Sulaym came to the Prophet ﷺ and said, “O Messenger of Allāh, teach me some words I can ask [Allāh] with.”

He said:

Proclaim Allāh’s great distance, Mighty is He and Majestic, from any kind of imperfection [by saying “subhānallāh”] ten times; glorify Him with praise [by saying “al-hamdulillāh”] ten times; and extol His greatness above all things [by saying “Allāhu akbar”] ten times.

Then after that, ask for what you need, for He [will] certainly then say: “Indeed, I have done it; indeed, I have done it.”

Ahmad, Al-Tirmidhī, and Al-Nasā’ī reported it with their chains of narration, and Al-Albānī graded it hasan [a good, acceptable narration].

Translated by Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff


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