Which dua should be recited on Friday

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بِسْــــــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِارَّحْمَنِ ارَّحِيم

وَإِذَا مَسَّ الإِنسَانَ الضُّرُّ دَعَانَا لِجَنبِهِ أَوْ قَاعِدًا أَوْ قَآئِمًا


The essence of worship (´ibada): supplication (dua)


Dear siblings!
The best way to directly contact and communicate with our exalted Creator is through supplication. The supplication is the nourishment of the soul and the companion of the believer. The supplication is to make your way to the eternal and immortal Beloved. Supplication is the key to the treasure trove of mercy and an infinite source of strength.

The supplication is an act to renew one's faith, it is an action, an effort, a waking up and a return to the real being. The supplication is the acknowledgment of Allah and the exercise of his sovereignty, the confession of his own mistakes; It is the renewed recognition of the goal of our life, the planning of our life, the preparation for the hereafter, the gathering together and the removal of our shortcomings.

Supplication is the best way of performing our worship, which is the spirit and essence of all worship. It is for this reason that our Prophet (sws) said: "Supplication is the essence of worship."1

Dear Believers!
Like the body, our soul has many needs. With supplication, we express our feelings towards our Creator, who is closer to us than our carotid artery. In this way we empty ourselves and allay our fears by strengthening our hope in life.

How many people are dependent on finding an elixir of life and moral purification who, due to the stress they have experienced and their psychological crisis, seek a way out in the wrong places and drift towards a vortex of suicide!

The supplication is turning to Him in times of distress as well as prosperity. Those who refrain from supplication are haughty and proud, who refrain from prostration like the devil. Because as believers we are commanded that “if a person happens to be unhappy, he calls us lying down, sitting or standing.”2

With the request: "Call on your Lord in submission, imploringly and in secret."3 Allah Most High commands us to formulate supplications. With the verse: "Call on me, I will answer you."4 He promises that those who come to his door to declare their servitude to him will not be turned away empty from His face.

Dear siblings!
So the supplication is not a pretended existence but an existence in essence and in action. For this reason, the acceptance of our supplications is linked to our literal supplications being in harmony with the supplications in action. It is inconceivable that man expects results from his literally requested things from Allah without having prepared the basis for it. Contrary to the laws established by Allah (Sunnatullah), i.e. the divine laws, one can expect to be successful in an examination without having prepared for it. With the following statement, Mawlana Jaladdin ar-Rumi also emphasizes the importance of intimacy in supplication in a concise way: “Formulate your supplication and your request for forgiveness (tawba) with the fire of repentance and with the moisture of the eyes; because the flowers thrive in sunny and humid places. "

Dear Believers!
Our book of life, the gracious Koran, is full of exemplary supplications from the prophets. It begins with prayer and ends with prayer. I end my sermon with the meaning of the opening sura, which sums up the dimensions of the relationship between man and Allah, which is recited in every unit of prayer and serves as the source of supplication. “Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World, the Merciful, the Merciful, the King on the Day of Judgment! We serve you and we call for help to you. Guide us on the right path to whom you are gracious, not to those to whom you are angry and not to those who go astray. "5


Yusuf KAYA
Kassel Bettenhausen Hacı Bayram Cami Görevlisi


1 at-Tirmidhi Da’awat 1
2 Koran, Yunus, 10/12
3 Koran, al-A’raf, 7/55
4 Koran, al-Mu’min, 40/60
5 Koran, al-Fatiha 1 / 1-6

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