Can u please explain how to pray Salaatul Haajat
Can u please explain how to pray Salaatul Haajat.
Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah’s guidance)
Abullah ibn Abi Awfa (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, Whoever has a need with Allah, or with any human being, then let them perform ritual ablutions well and then pray two Rakats. After that, let them praise Allah and send blessings on the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). After this, let them say,
“La ilaha illallahul Halimul karim
There there no god but Allah the Clement and Wise.
(Related by Tirmidhi and Ibn Maja. The Hadith has some weakness, but it is slight: such Hadiths are acted upon for virtuous deeds (fadail al-a`mal) by general agreement of the scholars)
The prayer of need is very simple: It is essentially to raise one’s need to Allah Most High, by performing ritual ablution (Wudu), praying 2 Rakats, and then making whole-hearted Dua to Allah. If one uses the abovementioned Prophetic supplication, or other similar supplications transmitted from the Beloved Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), it is best. (Al-Fatawa al-Hindiyya; Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar)
The inward manners of supplication is exhibiting our neediness and absolute slavehood to Allah, consigning one’s matters to Allah, and knowing that the only one who gives or benefits is Allah Most High. With this, one should be certain that Allah Most High answers our Duas, but in the way He knows is best for us.
When circumstances do not permit us to pray 2 Rakats, one should still turn to Allah in supplication, raising ones needs to Him, for He answers our supplications and loves being asked.
Allah Ta’ala Says:
“When My worshipers ask you about Me, I am near. I answer the supplication of the suppliant when he calls to Me; therefore, let them respond to Me and let them believe in Me, in order that they will be righteous.”
And Only Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.