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The Islamic prophet Muhammad is reported to have said "Dua is the very essence of worship," while one ofGods commands expressed through the Quran is for them to call out to Him:

And your Lord says: "Call on Me; I will answer your (Prayer):

— Quran, sura 40 (Ghafir), ayah 60[2]

There is a special emphasis on dua in Muslim spirituality and early Muslims took great care to record the supplications of Muhammad and transmit them to subsequent generations.[citation needed] These traditions precipitated new genres of literature in which prophetic supplications were gathered together in single volumes that were memorized and taught. Collections such as Al-NawawiKitab al-adhkar and Shams al-Din al-Jazaris al-Hisn al-Hasin exemplify this literary trend and gained significant currency among Muslim devotees keen to learn how Muhammad supplicated to God.

However, Dua literature is not restricted to prophetic supplications; many later Muslim scholars and sages composed their own supplications, often in elaborate rhyming prose that would be recited by their disciples. Popular duas would include Muhammad al-JazuliDalail al-Khayrat, which at its peak spread throughout the Muslim world, and Abul Hasan ash-ShadhiliHizb al-Bahr which also had widespread appeal.[citation needed] Dua literature reaches its most lyrical form in the Munajat, or whispered intimate prayers such as those of Ibn Ata Allah. Among the Shia schools, the Al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya records duas attributed to Ali and his grandson Ali ibn al-Husayn Zayn al-Abidin.

Anas reported that Allahs Messenger (may peace be upon him) visited a person from amongst the Muslims in order to inquire (about his health) who had grown feeble like the chicken. Allahs Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Did you supplicate for anything or beg of Him about that? He said: Yes. I used to utter (these words): Impose punishment upon me earlier in this world, what Thou art going to impose upon me in the Hereafter. Thereupon Allahs Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Hallowed be Allah, you have neither the power nor forbearance to take upon yourself (the burden of His Punishment). Why did you not say this: O Allah, grant us good in the world and good in the Hereafter, and save us from the torment of Fire. He (the Holy Prophet) made this supplication (for him) and he was all right.

Narrated Anas:
Allahs Apostle said," None of you should long for death because of a calamity that had befallen him, and if he cannot, but long for death, then he should say, O Allah! Let me live as long as life is better for me, and take my life if death is better for me. "

source : Wikipedia

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