Dua: To Pray Quietly

The proper way to make du’a is in a subdued voice, as Allah tells us: “Call upon your Lord with humility, and in secret.” (Surah al-A’raf:55) This is why Allah praised the du’a of Zakaraiya when He described it as being secret: “When he made a du’a to his Lord in secret (or privately).” (Surah [...]

Raising One’s Hands in Dua

Amongst the etiquette of du’a that is known by all Muslims, young or old, is that of raising one’s hands.¬†Abu Musa al-Ashari, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated: “The Prophet, peace be upon him, made du’a, and I saw him raise his hands, until I could see the whiteness of his armpits.” (Recorded in [...]