The Masnoon Dua Formula

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Bismihi Ta`ala


The chemistry to make a dua easily accepted is to belittle oneself with humility and bring attention in front of Allah-towards the qiblah, convinced that the dua is being heard and with full hope that it will be accepted, to respect the etiquettes of glorifying Allah Taala in the beginning and ending, to send salutation(douroud) on the beloved prophet Muhammad SwalallahouAlaihi wasallam in the beginning and ending, consume and use only halaal earning and food, repeat same duas every time and also to use precise masnoon duas wordings.

You see, when our grandfather Hazrat Adam a.s. ate from the tree in Jannah, then he was taken out from jannah and sent on earth as a destiny. With regret, hazrat Adam a.s. asked for forgiveness for long. The Qur-aan testifies that his tawbah was only accepted when he asked Allah Taala with certain dua formula that Allah Taala Himself taught him. Allah Taala says:

فَتَلَقَّى آدَمُ مِنْ رَبِّهِ كَلِمَاتٍ فَتَابَ عَلَيْهِ إِنَّهُ هُوَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ

Then Adam learned certain words(to pray with) from his Lord; so, Allah accepted his repentance. No doubt, He is the Most-Relenting, the very-Merciful.(2:37)

The dua formula that mufassirs quote is this dua:

رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنْفُسَنَا وَإِنْ لَمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ

Rabbana Zalamna Anfousana wa illam taghfirlana wa tarhamna lanakounanna minal khasireen.

Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if You do not forgive us and do not bless us with mercy, we shall ,indeed, be among the losers.(7:23)

Hence the secret of getting our duas accepted is to learn precisely masnoon duas that the Qur-aan teaches us and also the powerful duas that the beloved prophet Muhammad SwalallahouAlaihi wa sallam said with his Mubarak tongue.

In this aspect two things is important:

1. Learning the Arabic pronunciation correctly as it is a formula to be used. If not learnt properly, then may be ineffective.

2. Know the meaning of the dua to be heartfully in the dua. Because the beloved prophet Swalallahou `Alaihi Wa Sallam said:

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ادْعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَنْتُمْ مُوقِنُونَ بِالْإِجَابَةِ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَسْتَجِيبُ دُعَاءً مِنْ قَلْبٍ غَافِلٍ لَاهٍ
The beloved prophet Swalallahou Alaihi Wasallam said: ‘’Ask Allah with the conviction that your duas would be surely be accepted. And know that Allah do not accept the dua of the one whose heart is unconcerned and distracted.’’(Tirmizi)

So respecting the etiquettes of the duas, using those duas that are masnoon, then surely our duas would be more effective.* *Finish your Duas with glorification of Allah Taala and Douroud upon Rasouloullah Swalallahou Alaihi Wasallam. And seal the duas with 3 times Ameen Ameen Ameen.* *Some masnoon duas are available on or WhatsApp us on +23057921333. Rather consult those masnoon duas books written by your local ulamas.

There are duas that are masnoon and hence more effective while there are others that are not masnoon. There may be duas that have been said by our ulamas in the past but not masnoon. It is permissible to do these duas but knowing that they are not masnoon.
For example the duas while washing face, hands during wouzu are not masnoon. Nor are the duas after 4 rakaats of Taraweeh are masnoon. But permissible to read them since all duas are permissible except for sins.
My humble opinion is that during the 4 Rakaats break of Taraweeh, it would be recommended to read the azkaar that are virtuous during Ramadhaan mentioned in ahadiths(Sahih Ibn Khuzeimah): Astaghfirullah, Laa ilaaha illAllah, Allahoumma inna nas aloukal Jannata wa narouzoubika minnaar.

وَاسْتَكْثِرُوا فِيهِ مِنْ أَرْبَعِ خِصَالٍ : خَصْلَتَيْنِ تُرْضُونَ بِهِمَا رَبَّكُمْ ، وَخَصْلَتَيْنِ لاَ غِنًى بِكُمْ عَنْهُمَا ، فَأَمَّا الْخَصْلَتَانِ اللَّتَانِ تُرْضُونَ بِهِمَا رَبَّكُمْ : فَشَهَادَةُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ ، وَتَسْتَغْفِرُونَهُ ، وَأَمَّا اللَّتَانِ لاَ غِنًى بِكُمْ عَنْهمَا : فَتُسْأَلُونَ اللَّهَ الْجَنَّةَ ، وَتَعُوذُونَ بِهِ مِنَ النَّارِ
صحيح ابن خزيمة
There is a masnoon du`as for depression and stress. One need to put the right palm above the forehead and read:

بِسْمِ اللهِ الَّذِيْ لاَ إِلهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الرَّحْمٰنُ الرَّحِيْم أَللّٰهُمَّ أَذْهِبْ عَنِّي الْهَمَّ وَالْحُزْن
معجم الاوسط
Bismillahillazi laa ilaaha illaa houwar raHmanur raHeem Allahoumma azhib annil hamma wal Huzn. (Mujamul awsat)

This is masnoon. To read Ya qawiyu is not masnoon.

Some duas that are not masnoon may be read due to experimental experience on that. But remember that Masnoon duas are more effective. Consult your ulamas and verify if your duas are masnoon or not.

Remember us in your duas.

Mufti Mackoojee

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