When was the last time you made an intense, heartfelt du`a’ (supplication) to Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala (exalted is He)? A du`a’ that was so full of conviction—a du`a’ that a drowning man would make as he struggles to keep afloat, knowing that no one can help him but God. A du`a’ that made you feel vulnerable because you are laying everything bare, and because you are allowing yourself to recognize that you are helpless without Allah (swt). But also, a du`a’ that is coupled with absolute trust that Allah (swt) does not ever disappoint.
The Prophet (SAW) said, “Do dua to Allah in a state that you are certain that your dua will be responded to, and know that Allah does not respond to a dua that originates from a negligent, inattentive heart” (Tirmidhi).
A wise person once said, “Dua is part of piety like salt being part of food. Therefore, if we want to become close and beloved servants of Allah, it is necessary that we have the quality of making effective & deep dua in all conditions. Our focus should be towards turning to Allah in all our affairs.
Remember well! “Dua is a weapon of a believer” (Al-Hakim), so let's try to make our only weapon effective.