Hadith on Dua: Determination in Supplicating to Allah

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 6338
Narrated Anas: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “When anyone of you appeal to Allah for something, he should ask with determination and should not say, ‘O Allah, if You wish, give me.’, for nobody can force Allah to do something against His Will.

  • According to this hadith, when a person asks Allah for something, they should do so with determination and confidence, not with hesitation or doubt. They should ask Allah directly and not use vague or conditional language, such as saying, “O Allah, if You wish, give me.” This is because Allah is not bound by anyone’s wishes or desires and cannot be compelled to do something against His will. Therefore, a believer should ask Allah for what they want, but they should also be humble and accept Allah’s decree, whether they receive what they asked for or not. The hadith emphasizes the importance of sincerity, faith, and trust in Allah in making supplications, and it teaches us to approach Allah with reverence, respect, and humility.