14 Nov How to make Dua: Tip #1
The realisation that only Allah responds to dua
This is the essence of Tawhid, that only Allah can hear your dua and only Allah has the power to grant it.
“Is He [not best] who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him and removes evil and makes you inheritors of the earth? Is there a deity with Allah ? Little do you remember.” [The Qur’an: An-Naml 27:62]
This is why Dua is the greatest form of Worship and make Dua to anyone else is the greatest form of associating partners with Allah.
The Prophet (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Du’a (supplication) is worship.” [Abu Dawud: Book 17, Hadith 1465]
In Islam we know that worship directed towards anyone other than Allah constitutes as Shirk [i.e making partners with Allah] and is the biggest sin which a person can commit.