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Q188: Wazeefah's and Salaatul Hajaat

Question

Asslamo Allaikum Shaykh,
I heard your Urdu Bayan on dua and then I translated the Wazeefa which you have given at the beginning for the benefit of English speaking people but before publishing it on my site I thought that Rasulullah (Sallahu Alaihe Wassallam) has given us Salatul-Hajat for our needs so shouldn’t we read it for our needs?
And if people are looking for Wazeefas then doesn’t it damage their Eemaan that they will think that by reading Salatul-Hajat my need was not fulfilled but after reading a Wazeefa by a certain Shaykh my need was fulfilled.
I fully understand that the Wazeefa only consists of Ayaat of the Qur’aan but my mind cannot understand it so please explain it to me.
Jazakullah Khairun

Answer

We learn from the experiences of numerous Ulama and Mashaaikh that certain wazeefahs can be more effective for certain purposes. If a person feels his purpose was not fulfilled through Salaatul Hajaat, this must be due to some deficiency in their salah.

1 Response

  1. Sister

    If we read salaatul Hajaat (with a particular intention of a certain need) at night before going to bed, can we combine the intention with Tahajjud/qiyamul layl? Or is it best to read separate? salaatul hajaat first and then tahajjud? What is the best time for salatul Hajaat? Also how many rakaats salaatul hajaat should one read? As some say if you read 6 then there is more possibilty of your needs being accepted.

    Also salaatul istikhara, if one is in such a circumstance, where she unable to read the 2 rakats, can istikhara be made just like that by reading the dua alone or is praying the namaz more beneficial and therefore wait till namaz can be performed?
    Similarly for salatul Hajaat, if she cannot perform the namaz will the dua alone suffice?

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    Walaikumussalam w w

    Sister! You’ve asked too many questions in one go!

    Salatulhajat can be combined with tahajjud as well as with any other nafl like ishraaq, chasht, awwabeen. Basically the aim is to offer some ibadat before begging from Allah, as this would be more closer to making Allah happy and getting assistance from Him.

    There is no fix amount for salatulhajaat. The aim is to show utmost humility to Allah swt. Sometimes this concentration can be achieved in 2 rakats whereas at other times it cannot be gained in 12 rak’ats. So try your best to focus, cry in front of Allah and then ask Him for your need.

    There is no fixed time for salatul hajah. You can pray it at any time of the day or night, provided it’s not makrooh time.

    The sunnah method of istikhara is what you already know. However, there is a mini istikhara as well. This is for such circumstances where salah is not possible. The method is to recite 11 times اللهم خر لي واختر لي “Allahumma khir li wakhtar li”
    “Ya Allah! Please choose for me and select the best for me”

    Please bear in mind that most people think that istikhara is to get a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ from Allah. This is wrong. Istikhara is just to seek Allah’s help in choosing the right option. We have to make mashwera, look at everything from the outer side and then make the final decision.

    If one cannot pray namaaz, they can read some tasbeehat, adhkaar and then recite the dua of haajat.

    Wassalam

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