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With Whom Should One Start Making Du`aa For?

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Q: Must one start making du`aa for himself and then for others or should he first make for others and then himself?

A: He should start making du`aa for himself and then for others.

 

Q: It appears in the malfoozat of Hadhrat Sheikh Rahmatullahi Alayhi that one should daily engage oneself for ten minutes in muraaqaba-e-du`aaiya (du`aa from the heart) for the ummat and then one should make du`aa for himself, whereas in the Qur’aan Allah Ta`ala states: (O my Rabb! Forgive me and my parents.) In this ayat du`aa is made first for oneself. Hence, which of the two is more preferable and masnoon?

A: The ten minutes of muraqaba-e-du`aaiyah is in fact a remedy for absentmindedness so that inattentiveness does not settle in the heart and to ensure that it always remains mindful. However, the actual sequence in a normal du`aa is that one should first make du`aa for oneself and then for others as is understood from the ayat: RABBIGH FIR LI WA LIWAALI DAYYA.

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