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Here at Brimah + John I have two main beliefs "No-one can dictate you, to you" and "aspire for progress not perfection". 

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— NBJ

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Best Times To Make Du'a

It all started with an instagram reminder about the hour on friday when Allah answers du'as... So, I started racking my brain, how will I track down this hour whilst being several thousand miles in the sky. That then brought up the question, "when is prayer time on a plane?"

*Enter Sheikh Google, stage left*

Ima be completely honest, usually on a plane I don't actually track prayer times... I just kinda go "oo look its getting dark, I better pray *two rakah, two rakah*". THANK GOD FOR GROWTH AND GUIDANCE! Guys I've come a long way by the mercy of Allah alhamdullilah. 

Now personally, flying for me is like time travel, I love knowing i'm gaining 3 hours, 4 hours etc. Going America was awesome... as innn, what is jet lag? I'm experiencing 26hours of Tuesday *twerks*.

However figuring prayer time and traveling through time is not easy...at all. So now not only did I have to work out Asr time BUT ALSO the best hour to make that special du'a!

Long story short, it was all too much higi haga for my head, so I decided to just make du'a from Asr time in Bahrain to Maghrib time in London. 

(may Allah accept my terrible maths and answer my du'a lool)

Now because of my poor faith in my own maths, I decided to google other times Allah has said he'll answer du'as. Y'know just to increase my chances of being heard.

(mehnn, this prayer be mighty o! lol I desperately want my du'as answered, can you tell?)


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So below are a few of what I found, the post actually had just under 40 subhanAllah. Is God not good? Like yo, if you catch me muttering to myself, its because I'm making du'a... thats how frequently and how many opportunities Allah has given us. Trust and believe, I'm praising God... subhanAllah, so grateful for the mercies of Allah. 

(Rediscovering my deen has me delivering testimonies every day, lol)

 

The Last Third Of The Night 
Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: 'In the last third of every night our Rabb (Cherisher and Sustainer) (Allah (SWT)) descends to the lowermost heaven and says; "Who is calling Me, so that I may answer him? Who is asking Me so that may I grant him? Who is seeking forgiveness from Me so that I may forgive him?."' [Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith Qudsi]   

Between Adhan and Iqamah 
Anas (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: 'A supplication made between the Adhan and Iqama is not rejected.' 
[Ahmad, abu Dawud #521, at-Tirmidhi #212, Sahih al-Jami #3408, an-Nasai and Ibn Hibban graded it sahih (sound)] 

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An Hour On Friday 
Narrated Abu Hurairah (RA): Allah’s Messenger (SAW) talked about Friday and said: 'There is an hour on Friday and if a Muslim gets it while offering Salat (prayer) and asks something from Allah (SWT), then Allah (SWT) will definitely meet his demand.' And he (the Prophet (SAW) pointed out the shortness of that particular time with his hands.[Sahih al-Bukhari] 

Some have said that this hour is from the time the Imam (prayer’s leader) enters the mosque on Friday’s prayer until the prayer is over (ie between the two khutbahs), whereas others have said that it is the last hour of the day (ie after the Asr prayer until the Maghrib prayer). 
 

While Drinking Zamzam Water
Jaber (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: 'Zamzam water is for what it is drunk for.' [Ahmad 3: 357 and Ibn Majah #3062]. This means that when you drink Zamzam water you may ask Allah (SWT) for anything you like to gain or benefit from this water such as healing from illness.... etc.  

Ay, to the people gifting me zamzam water... Thank youu, I be drankinnn, I be dranking zamzam wawda -Nimoncé

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While Prostrating 
Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (SAW), said: 'The nearest a slave can be to his Lord is when he is prostrating, so invoke (supplicate) Allah (SWT) much in it. [Muslim, abu Dawud, an-Nasa'i and others, Sahih al-Jami #1175] 

When a Muslim is in his Salat (prayer) he is facing Allah (SWT) and when he prostrates he is the nearest he can be to Allah (SWT) so it is best to invoke Allah (SWT) at this time. It is said that while in prostration, one should not ask for worldy needs (ie a nice car, a new job, etc), but for the Hereafter.

The Traveler
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said; Three supplications will not be rejected (by Allah (SWT)), the supplication of the parent for his child, the supplication of the one who is fasting, and the supplication of the traveler. [al-Bayhaqi, at-Tirmidhi - Sahih] 

During travel supplication is heard by Allah (SWT) if the trip is for a good reason, but if the trip is for a bad intention or to perform illegal things (making sins) this will not apply to it. 

The Parent's Supplication for their Child 
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said; Three supplications will not be rejected (by Allah (SWT)), the supplication of the parent for his child, the supplication of the one who is fasting, and the supplication of the traveler. [al-Bayhaqi, at-Tirmidhi - Sahih]

"Momma I lur you, p.o.p hold it downn" 

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Dua during the month of Ramadan 
Ramadan is month full of many blessings, thus the du'a of Ramadan is a blessed one. This can be inferred from the Prophet (SAW) saying: 'When Ramadan comes, the Doors of Mercy (another narration says Paradise) are opened, and the doors of Hell are closed, and the Shaitans are locked up' Thus, it is clear that du'a during Ramadan has a greater chance of being accepted, as the Gates of Paradise and Mercy are opened. [Sahih al-Bukhari #1899, Muslim #1079 and others] 

Dua when the heart reaches out to Allah and is ready to be totally sincere 


Dua of the one fasting until he breaks his fast. 
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said; Three supplications will not be rejected (by Allah (SWT)), the supplication of the parent for his child, the supplication of the one who is fasting, and the supplication of the traveler. [al-Bayhaqi, at-Tirmidhi - Sahih] 

Dua of the one fasting at the time of breaking fast

The prophet (SAW) declared, 'Three men whose dua is never rejected (by Allah) are: when a fasting person breaks fast (in another narration, the fasting person until he breaks his fast), the just ruler and the one who is oppressed.'[Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi - Hasan] 

Dua of a son or daughter obedient to his or her parents 
It is well known in the story narrated in hadith of three men who were trapped by a huge stone in a cave. One of them who was kind to his parents asked Allah to remove the stone, and his du'a was answered. [Sahih al-Bukhari 3:36 #472] 

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