14 Nov How to make Dua: Tip #4
Mentioning the favours of Allah is another method of performing tawassul, in essence, this increases your love for Allah when you remind yourself of what He has given you.
Another method in which one may do tawassul is by mentioning the favours of Allah. So for example, a person may say: “O Allah! You have guided me to Islam, and placed in me a love for knowledge and its people! O Allah! Cause me to increase in this knowledge, and cause me to be amongst the righteous scholars!”
This principle is shown in the dua of Zakariyya, when he asked Allah to bless him with a child. “He said: O My Lord! Indeed, my bones have grown feeble, and grey hair has spread over my head. And I have never been unblest in (or deprived of) my dua to You, O my Lord!” [The Qur’an Surah Maryam 19:4]