14 Nov How to make Dua: Tip #2
Singling out Allah alone for dua
Once a person realises that only Allah can respond to his dua, then they will only ever ask Allah for help, rather than asking idols or other people.
Once a person realises that only Allah can answer his Duas, then it is logical for that person to make Dua to Allah alone
And the mosques are for Allah (Alone), so invoke not anyone along with Allah. [The Qur’an: Surah Al-Jinn 72:18]
Would you then call upon any one other than Allah? If you should be truthful? [The Qur’an: Surah Al-An’am 6:40]
Verily, those whom you call upon besides Allah are slaves like you [The Qur’an: Al-A’raf 7:194]
The meaning of ‘besides Allah’ includes everything that is worshipped besides Allah, from lifeless objects or idols to pious people or Prophets.
The Prophet [May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him] said to Ibn Abbas: O slave! Guard (the duties of) Allah, and He will guard you! Guard (the duties of) Allah, and you will find Him in front of you! And when you ask, ask only from Allah, and when you seek any help, seek help only from Allah.
[Abu Dawud, Ahmad, al-Tirmidhi, al-Hakim from Ibn Abbas, and authenticated in Sahih al-Jaami’ #7957]