Hadith on Supplication: Call Upon Your Lord

📖Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3247
Narrated An-Nu’man bin Bashir: that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Supplication is the worship.” Then he recited: ‘And your Lord said: ‘Call upon Me, I will answer you. Verily, those who scorn my My worship, they will surely enter Hell in humiliation (40:60).’”

  • This hadith from Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3247 narrated by An-Nu’man bin Bashir highlights the importance of supplication in Islam. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is reported to have said that supplication, or making du’a, is a form of worship in itself. This means that when a person raises their hands and asks Allah for something, they are engaging in an act of worship that is beloved to Allah. Supplication is a means of expressing one’s dependence on Allah and seeking His help, guidance, and mercy in all matters of life. The Prophet’s words are supported by a verse from the Quran, where Allah says: “Call upon Me, I will answer you.” (40:60) This verse encourages Muslims to make du’a and assures them that Allah will respond to their supplications. On the other hand, the hadith also warns against neglecting the worship of Allah and scorning it, as this could lead to punishment in the Hereafter. This serves as a reminder to Muslims to value and prioritize their relationship with Allah through acts of worship, including supplication.