Sunday, September 30, 2012
Overstepping the Boundaries in making Du'aa
It's from the manners/etiquettes of the Prophets (Peace and Blessings of ALLAH be upon them all) to supplicate with few words but these few words are deep, concise and comprehensive in meaning, these are known as Al-Jawami'.
One of the ways we overstep the boundaries of Du'aa is to be too detailed in it. This is highlighted in the Athar (narration) of ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mughaffal that he heard his son say: “O Allaah, I ask You for the white palace on the right side of Paradise if I enter it.” He said: “O my son, ask Allaah for Paradise and seek refuge with Allaah from the Fire, for I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: ‘Among this ummah will be people who overstep the mark in purifying themselves and in making du’aa’.” [Saheeh Abi Dawood.]