Every Dua and supplication made by the Muslims to the Allah Almighty should be made with the belief that it will be acknowledged by our merciful Lord if it is in the best of our concerns.
Salman reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said,
“Your Lord, the Blessed and the Exalted One, is Modest and Generous, and He loathes to turn away His servant empty-handed when he raises his hands to Him in supplication.” (Narrated by Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah.)
However, there are some times and specific places particularly in Makkah and Medina where one’s Dua is surely accepted.
- Every Muslim knows that if he will make a supplication in front of Ka’aba or from where ever Ka’aba is visible, there is no chance that his supplication will not be granted.
- While performing Tawaf and Sa’ee.
- On the hills and in between the hills of Safa and Marwa.
- Near to Hajr-e-Aswad, the Black Stone.
- Under Meezaab-e-Rahmat which is the water outlet at the roof of Ka’aba.
- Near to Rukn-e-Yamaani which is the crack in the Holy Kaaba where Ali (RA) was born.
- Near to Maqaam-e-Ibrahim also known as the Station of Ibrahim (AS)
- Near to the Jamraat which is the three stone pillars in Mina where Muslims stone the satan.
- Near to the Multazam
- Near to the Well of Zam Zam
- Between Rukn-e-Yamaani and Maqaame Ibrahim.
- At Mina, especially in Masjid Khaif
- At Arafaat, a desert location where the pilgrim spends the 9th of Zul Hijjah as a rite of Hajj.
- At Mash’arul Haraam
- In the Hateem , the semi circular area next to Ka’aba.
Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said, “Your supplication will be answered if you are not impatient, and if you do not say, ‘I supplicated but my supplication was not heard’.”
Although some places are best for the acceptance of supplications and dua’as, the Muslims must realize that the doors of Mercy and acceptance of Allah are open all the time. The guidance of Allah and His apostle (PBUH) encourages the Muslims to continuously pray to their merciful and Generous Lord as the supplication of a believer is indeed a worship of his Lord as said by our beloved Prophet (PBUH) and reported by Nu’man b. Bashir:
“Verily supplication is worship.”