عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ
اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: “مَنْ سَرَّهُ أَنْ
يَسْتَجِيبَ اللَّهُ لَهُ عِنْدَ الشَّدَائِدِ وَالْكَرْبِ
فَلْيُكْثِرِ الدُّعَاءَ فِي الرَّخَاءِ“. أخرجه الترمذي
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Abu Huraira [RA] reported that Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said:
“Whoever would be pleased by Allah’s answering/granting/acceptance to him/her during tough and distressing times should increase dua’a in the easy times”.
[Reported by Tirmidhi and authenticated by Shaikh Al-Albani]
Vocabulary from the Hadith:
الشدائد is the plural of شديدة, and it means a tough, difficult situation.
الكرب is the plural of كرب, and it means depression, distress.
الرخاء means a normal, easy situation
– Everyone wishes that Allah answers their prayers in tough times. The way to guarantee this is by making plenty of consistent dua in easy times.
– Laziness is one thing that deters a person from making dua in easy times. For this, make the dua, “الّلهُمَّ إنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ الْعَجْزِ وَ الْكَسَلِ” – Oh Allah, I ask your protection from senility and laziness.
– Ramadan is one of the most blessed times to make dua in. Allah says in the middle of the ayat of fasting in Ramadan in Surah Al-Baqarah, “And when my slaves ask you about me tell them that surely I’m close: I respond to the dua of the person making dua when he/she makes dua to Me.” [2:186]
– Some times to make dua are: between the adhan and iqamah, in sujood, after salah, and before iftaar.
– “Whoever asks Allah for Jannah three times, Jannah will say: “O Allah, enter him into Jannah.”” [Tirmidhi]
Vocabulary of hadith taken from the explanation of Tirmidhi by Al-Allamah Mubarakpoori [RA].