How To Praise Allah When Making Dua

How To Praise Allah When Making Dua?

How To Praise Allah When Making Dua? Praise Allah is an essential thing before making dua. Allah the Almighty loves to be praised. You will learn various ways to praise Allah and their benefits.


But why does Allah love to be praised?

Because he is the only One worthy of praise.

First, no matter what you say, is worthy of that more than Allah Azzawajal. So no matter what you do to praise Him, it will not be enough.

He is the Creator, the Owner, the Provider, the Merciful one, the one Who Forgives, the one Who Gives, the one Who Guides.


So no matter what you do to praise him, it will not be enough. It is an essential part of your existence to praise Allah.

Allah, The Guardian of the heavens and the earth, The Light of the heavens and the earth, the King of the heavens and the earth, and continue to praise Allah.

The praise of Allah is a preparation for making your dua, which will definitely be heard with the grace of Allah.

How Do We Praise Allah Before We Make Dua?

Your praising should be like when the prophet SAW praises Allah. You should praise Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala by saying;

O Allah, praise be to Allah, The Guardian of the heavens and the earth, The Light of the heavens and the earth, The King of the heavens and the earth and he continues to praise Allah this type of praising Allah, is a preparation for making your dua which will definitely be heard with the grace of Allah.


You would see how much love and respect and obedience and submissiveness the prophet had in his heart.

Praising Allah is an essential thing before making dua. The more you praise Allah the more Allah is happy and pleased.

The prophet said, Allah the Almighty loves to be praised.


Why Does Allah Have to be Praised?

Because he is the only one worthy of being praised. And praising him can go without an end and this is why the prophet Allah said that he cannot limit or calculate or specify praising Allah Azzawajal because this is countless.

So praising Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala indicates your poverty to Him, your need, your humility to the Almighty Allah.

So if you say Alhamdulillah and praise befor you initiate your Dua, and say

Allah give me this, give me that, give me this give me that you praised him.

Why Is It Important To Praise Allah Before Dua?

First of all, it is important to know that the prophet alayhi salat wa sallam told us that all dua are blocked between the heavens and the earth until a person offers salutation upon him.

So the Prophet is highlighting the importance of offering salutation upon the prophet alayhi salaatu wa salaam before making dua.

This made some people believe that every time we make dua we have to offer salutation upon the Prophet alayhi salatu salam.

However if you observe the show the Sunnah of the Prophet Allah system and the way he used to make dua, you would find that there are two types of dua.

That is prescribed that the Prophet told us to say it and it does not contain praising Allah or offering salutation upon the Prophet.

And there is dua that is general, that the prophet told us make dua here or there and he did not specify a particular dua.

How To Praise Allah When Making Dua

What Do You Say To Praise Allah Before Making Dua?

There are many things you can say to praise Allah before making dua from both The Holy Qur’an and Sunnah. Here are some of them,

How To Praise Allah When Making Dua In Arabic?

Here is how to praise Allah when making Dua in Arabic,

هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۖ عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ ۖ هُوَ الرَّحْمَٰنُ الرَّحِيمُ.

 هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ ۚ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ.

 هُوَ اللَّهُ الْخَالِقُ الْبَارِئُ الْمُصَوِّرُ ۖ لَهُ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَىٰ ۚ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۖ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ


  • Huwa Allahu allathee lailaha illa huwa AAalimu alghaybi washshahadatihuwa arrahmanu arraheem.
  • Huwa Allahu allathee lailaha illa huwa almaliku alquddoosu assalamualmu/minu almuhayminu alAAazeezu aljabbaru almutakabbirusubhana Allahi AAamma yushrikoon.
  • Huwa Allahu alkhaliqu albari-oalmusawwiru lahu al-asmao alhusnayusabbihu lahu ma fee assamawatiwal-ardi wahuwa alAAazeezu alhakeem.

How To Praise Allah When Making Dua In English?

  • He is Allah , other than whom there is no deity, Knower of the unseen and the witnessed.
  • He is the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
  • He is Allah , other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior.
  • Exalted is Allah above whatever they associate with Him.
  • He is Allah , the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names.
  • Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

Surah Al-Hashr, verse 59:22-24

Start your dua with praising and glorifying Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala.

The Messenger of Allah SAW once heard a person making dua during one of the prayers. The man did not glorify Allah nor invoke salat upon the prophet of Allah SAW. The Messenger of Allah (May peace be upon him) said the man was too hasty.

The Messenger called the man and said:

When one of you makes dua (supplication, prayer), he should start off with praising and glorifying Allah, and should then send salat on the Prophet. Then he should make dua for whatever he wishes.

(Abu Dawud)

In another narration, the Messenger of Allah SAW said:

“There is none who likes to be praised more than Allah does.”


Praising Allah is one of the most commendable acts you can perform. The prophet SAW told us that the best words a slave can utter after the Qur’an are the words of praise and glory. (Ahmad)

Praising Allah is the only worship that will be performed by the people of Paradise; and will be the manner in which they ask from Allah.

Allah says in the Qur’an:

“Their call therein will be ‘how Perfect You are, O Allah and their greeting therein will be (Salam) peace and the end of their call will be ‘Praise be to Allah, the Lord of all the worlds.”

(Surah 10: verse10)

In the Steps of the teaching of Prophets

When you reflects on the duas in the Qur’an made by the Prophets of Allah, you marvel at the courtesy, humility and shyness and which shines through their words.

Each dua is a deep intimacy with their Lord and testimony to their awareness of. Rather than rushing to make their requests, they praised Allah, glorified Him, and asked Allah through His Most Perfect Names.

We see this in the majority of duas of the Messenger of Allah SAW.

The sahih hadith of intercession mentions that the believers will ask various Prophets to intercede for them to Allah. Upon their refusal, they will approach the prophet SAW who will be given permission to present Himself before Allah. He SAW would say:

When he see His Lord, he will fall down in prostration before Him and Allah will leave him in prostration as long as He wishes.

And then Allah would say to him, O Muhammad! Raise your head and speak, for you will be listened to; and ask, for you will be granted your request; and intercede, for your intercession will be accepted.’

The Messenger SAW will then raise his head and praise His Lord with certain praises which Allah has taught Him, and then the prophet will intercede.”


Thus the messenger of Allah special praise of His Lord will be a means for his intercession to be accepted.

The angels have also shown us how to make dua by praising our Lord. Before asking for forgiveness for those who have repented and followed Your way they started their dua by saying:

Our Lord, You have encompassed all things in mercy and knowledge…’

Surah 40: verse7.

Though many of us regularly make dua, we fail to use this special gift of praising Allah.

Sadly it does not spring from your hearts as it should because you have failed to recognize and know Allah as He deserves to be known.

Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala also says:

‘They did not hold Allah in His true esteem.’

(Quran 39: verse 67)

When we recognise the grandeur, greatness, and glory of Allah, our praises for Him will flow easily and naturally.

How can we praise Allah?

First, you should praise Him as He has praised Himself. This is the best way to praise Allah. This can be learnt by reciting the Holy Qur’an, reflecting upon it and forming a strong connection with it, since it is replete with the Allah praising Himself.

  1. Praise Him as our beloved Messenger SAW praised Him. Of Allah’s creation, none surpassed him in knowing Him and appreciating Him as He ought to be.

2. Praise Him with words used by the sahabas, companions (radiy Allahu anhum) and the pious predecessors.

3. Praise Him with your own words emanating from the heart, so long as it does not contradict sound beliefs.

4. One of the best ways of praising Allah is through His Beautiful Names.

“The best slaves of Allah on the Day of Judgement will be those who frequently praise Him.” (Tirmidhī)

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