In the religion of Islam, DUA literally means a request or an appeal to Allah Almighty. According to Prophet Muhammad (SAW), “Dua is the very essence of worship.” Although one can pray anywhere, there are certain places where Dua is accepted such as Holy Mecca.
Muslims see Dua as a heartfelt act of worship. The Apostle of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) has prayed in adverse times of his life. However, negative appeals and prayers are discouraged in Islam.
Anas reported that Allah’s Messenger visited a person from amongst the Muslims in order to inquire (about his health) who had grown feeble like the chicken. Allah’s Messenger said: Did you supplicate for anything or beg of Him about that? He said: Yes. I used to utter (these words): Impose punishment upon me earlier in this world, what Thou art going to impose upon me in the Hereafter.
Thereupon Allah’s Messenger said: Hallowed be Allah, you have neither the power nor forbearance to take upon yourself (the burden of His Punishment). Why did you not say this: O Allah, grant us good in the world and good in the Hereafter, and save us from the torment of Fire. He (the Holy Prophet) made this supplication (for him) and he was all right. Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, Sahih Muslim
Places Where Dua Is Accepted
Indeed, there are certain sacred places, where the Dua acceptance chances are higher. In reality, Allah showers his blessing on the whole of Mecca and Madinah. Besides, every place during Hajj is sacred nevertheless there are few places where dua acceptance is a sure thing.
Many such holy places exist in Masjid Ul Haram, Khaana E Kabba, the house of Allah. The book “Ahsan-ul-Wi’a li Adab-id–Dua” describes the places for dua acceptance.
Let’s have a look at these sacred places.
1: Inside the Sacred Kabba
The most divine place of Masjid Al Haram is inside the Kabba. However, normal people are not allowed inside. It gets opened thrice a year for cleaning and the king cleanses it. Besides, Muslim world leaders often get a chance to visit the Kabba.
Mataf is the place just outside of Kabba, where the pilgrims perform Tawaf (walking seven rounds around the sacred Kabba). Allah’s blessing surrounds Mataf 247.
3: Mizab e Rehmat
Have you ever seen a pipeline on the roof of Kabba? The pipe is called Mizab e Rehmat. When it rains, pilgrims come under the droplets of water and are the blessed ones and they can pray there.
Multazim is the place of confession. It is one of the four sides of the sacred Kabba; people go there and ask for forgiveness; they confess their sins at Multazim
5: Hateem or Hatwim
Hateem is the circle-like place just outside the Kabba. As per Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H), Hateem is recognized as the internal part of Kaaba, the one who prays two Rakaat Salaah in Hateem is like the one who offered salah inside the divine Kabba. It is one of the best places for dua acceptance.
6: Maqam e Ibrahim
It is the command of Allah Almighty, written in the Holy Quran that Muslims should offer the Salah behind the Maqam e Ibrahim. Besides, and it is the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (SAW) to offer prayer after doing Tawaf and supplicate to Allah Almighty.
7: Rukn e Yamani
The wall, opposite Hajr Al Aswad, and the corner towards Yemen. On this blessed place, a pilgrim during Tawaf may pray to Allah almighty. Moreover, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) used to pray this dua from Surah Baqra, Ayat 201.“Our Lord! Give us what is good (and beautiful) in the world and what is good (and beautiful) in the Hereafter and protect us from the torment of the Fire”.
8: Zam Zam well
Although it is difficult to pray near Zam Zam well due to the water piper, yet one can try the well is blessed.
9: Safa and Marwah
The sacred hills are related to Hazrat Ismail (A.S) and His mother Bibi Hajra (R.A), which makes it a place for dua acceptance.
Mina is the right place to ask for forgiveness from Allah Almighty.
Pilgrims come to Arafat on the 9th of Zul Hajj. In Arafat, the chances of dua acceptance are exalted particularly at the place where Prophet Muhammad (Saw) stayed.
Muzdalifah is a significant place for dua acceptance.
13: First glance at Kabba
As per Imam Abu Hanifah, The first glance at Kabba is the most powerful time for dua acceptance.
14: Masjid E Nabwi (SAW)
The most blessed place is Masjid e Nabwi (SAW). Prophet Muhammad SAW had spent in Masjid e Nabwi (SAW). The Holy Shrine of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is also situated in the Masjid e Nabwi (SAW) mosque.
15: Divine Places in Masjid E Nabwi (SAW) for Dua acceptance.
There are many significant places in the Masjid e Nabawi (SAW) where dua is answered as close by the Mimbar e Rasool, Blessed Pillars, and Golden Grille.
How many days are there in Hajj
The rituals of Hajj are completed over five or six days, starting from the eighth and ending on the thirteenth day of Dhu al-Hajj, which is the last month of the Islamic calendar.
Hajj is one of the most important pillars of Islam. It is obligatory on every Muslim, who can afford it financially and is physically and mentally fit. Moreover, may Allah Almighty gives us a chance to visit the places mentioned above.
As mentioned earlier, prayers can be accepted anywhere but the significant places in Holy Kabba and at certain times to make Dua’s soar the chance of dua acceptance. It is indeed a dream of every Muslim to visit the House of Allah once in his life, may Allah through this article listens to our supplications and allow us to visit his Holy House, the Kabba.
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