I want a child, then I should pray in the last 3rd of the night.

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Some friend told me that there are special times that a person can ask Allah for what s/he wants, using special names of Allah and the angel who is in duty at that particular time. e.g Lets say I want a child, then I should pray in the last 3rd of the night, calling Allah with names like Ya Razzaq, and also calling the Angels who is duty at that time,(God knows how i am supposed to know the name of such an angel) and also calling upon all the good creatures (Human and Jinn) to be present during that praying moment so that the dua can be answered as soon as possible. Is this correct?


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Best time of make supplications dua

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10  Surah Yunus  verse 18:

These people invoke beside Allah those which can neither harm nor benefit them, and say, “These are our ‘shofa’a’ (intercessors) with Allah!”  (O Prophet (saws)), tell them, “Do you wish to inform Allah of that thing which He knows not in the heavens, or in the earth?”  He is absolutely free from, and exalted above the ‘shirk’ that they commit.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 46 Surah Ahqaf verses 4-6:

O Prophet (saws), say to them, "Have you ever seen them with open eyes those whom you invoke instead of Allah? Show me what they have created in the earth? Or have they any share in the creation and control of the heavens? Bring me a Book revealed before this, or produce some remnant of knowledge in support of your beliefs if you are truthful." And who could be further astray than the one who invokes, instead of Allah, those who cannot answer him till the Day of Resurrection. Nay, they are even UNAWARE THAT THEY ARE BEING INVOKED. And when all mankind shall be gathered together (on the Day of Qiyamah), they (the so called leaders and intercessors) will become enemies of those who invoked them and they will disown their worship!!!


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 35Surah Fatir verses 13-14:

He (Allah) merges night into day, and day into night,  and He has subjected the sun and the moon (to His Law);  each one runs its course for an appointed term.   Such is Allah, your Lord!    To Him belongs all Dominion.   Those whom you invoke besides Him,  do not own even a blade of grass!   If you call them,  they cannot hear your prayers!   And if they hear,  they cannot answer you!   And on the Day of Resurrection,  they will disown your ‘shirk’.  None can inform you of the Truth like the One Who is acquainted with all things.


Beloved Sister in Islam, first and foremost, whatever lawful one’s heart may desire, one must invoke none but Allah Subhanah Alone if indeed they believe in Allah and the Last Day!


To invoke anyone or anything with Allah Subhanah in the unseen, and we reiterate absolutely anyone……. be it the Angels of Allah Subhanah, or the deceased Prophets of Allah Subhanah, or any amongst the mankind or Jinns, etc…..would be to commit the absolute abomination and the unforgivable sin of ‘shirk’ in the Sight of Allah Subhanah!


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 72:

Whoever commits ‘shirk’ (invoking anything with Allah),  Allah shall forbid for him Paradise,  and Hell shall be his abode.  And for such wrong doers there will be no one to help.

Allah says in the Quran: Chapter 4 Surah An-Nisa Verse 48

Shirk (associating others with Allah) is the only sin that Allah does not forgive, and He forgives, whomsoever He pleases, sins other than this.  For whosoever associates any other partner with Allah, does indeed forge a big lie and commits the most heinous sin


It is the exclusive Right of Allah Subhanah that He Alone be invoked and worshipped; if one invokes absolutely anyone or anything in creation with Allah Subhanah in the unseen, they would be guilty of committing the absolute abomination and unforgivable crime of ‘shirk’ in the Sight of Allah Subhanah!  


Your Question: Some friend told me that there are special times that a person can ask Allah for what s/he wants, using special names of Allah and the angel who is in duty at that particular time.

Allah is our witness sister, if you listen to the advice of your friend and invoke the noble Angels of Allah Subhanah in the unseen (or anyone else in creation for that matter!) for your desires, you would be guilty of committing the most heinous sin in the Sight of the Lord Most Supreme, Most Majestic!!!

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 186:

And if  My servants ask you,  O Prophet, concerning Me,  tell them that I am quite near to them.   I hear and answer the prayer of the suppliant,  when he calls on Me.  So let them respond to My call and believe in Me.  (Convey this to them),  perhaps they may be guided aright!


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 20 Surah Taha verses 7-8:

Whether you utter your supplications in a loud voice, (it makes no difference!);  for He (Allah) Knows not only what is said in a low voice,  but (knows) also what is kept most secret!   He is Allah!  There is no god but He!  His are all the Excellent Names.


Every single lawful supplication that a believer makes unto their Lord Creator is heard and answered by their Lord Most Gracious; for Allah is indeed All Hearing, All Knowing.   


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2257        Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri

The Prophet (saws) said, "Any Muslim who makes a supplication containing nothing which is sinful, or which involves breaking ties of relationship,  will be given for it by Allah one of three things: He will give him swift answer, or store it up for him in the next world, or turn away from him an equivalent amount of evil."  Those who heard it said they would then make many supplications and he (saws) replied that Allah was more ready to answer than they were to ask!


The All Knowing, All Wise Allah Knows what is good and what is bad for us;  therefore,  if one asks for something lawful and good, Allah will give him/her one of three things:


  1. Allah will give the believer what he/she has supplicated for.
  2. If what the believer is asking is not good or harmful for the believer in this world,  Allah will store it for him for the world of the Hereafter.
  3. If what the believer is asking is not good or harmful for the believer in this world, Allah will turn away from the believer an equivalent amount of evil.


Nu'man b. Bashir reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "Verily supplication is worship."

Narrated by Ahmad and Sunan.


Abu Hurairah reported, "The Prophet (saws) said, "Nothing is more dear to Allah than one's supplication to Him.'' 

Narrated by Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah.


Salman reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "Your Lord, the Blessed and the Exalted One, is Modest and Generous, and He loathes to turn away His servant empty-handed when he raises his hands to Him in supplication."

Narrated by Ahmad and Ibn Hibban.


Ibn Mas'ud reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "If any servant of Allah afflicted with distress or grief makes this supplication, his supplication will be accepted:  'O Allah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of your maidservant.   My forehead is in Your hand.   Your command conceming me prevails, and Your decision concerning me is just.  I call upon You by every one of the beautiful names by which You have described Yourself, or which You have revealed in Your book, or have taught anyone of Your creatures, or which You have chosen to keep in the knowledge of the unseen with You, to make the Qur'an the delight of my heart, the light of my breast, and remover of my griefs, sorrows, and afflictions'." A supplication in these words will be answered.  Allah will remove one's affliction and replace it with joy and happiness.


Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "Your supplication will be answered if you are not impatient, and if you do not say, 'I supplicated but my supplication was not heard'."

Narrated by Malik.


In light of the above Verses of the Glorious Quran and the various narrations from the Messenger of Allah (saws),  it is evident that no lawful supplication one makes unto their Lord Most Gracious is ever left unanswered.  


Although The Lord Most Merciful Listens to and Accepts the lawful supplications of His believers at absolutely all times (24 hours a day / 7 days a week)….the Messenger of Allah (saws) informed the believers that some ‘times’ and ‘places’ are more opportune than others…..


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.333         Narrated by Abu Huraira

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "When it is the last third of the night, our Lord, The Blessed, The Superior, Descends every night to the nearest heaven of the world and Declares, 'Is there anyone who invokes Me that I may respond to his invocation; is there anyone who asks Me for something that I may give (it to) him; is there anyone who asks My forgiveness that I may forgive him?'"


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2248        Narrated by Abu Hurayrah

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "There are three whose supplication is not rejected:  one who has just ended a fast,  a just imam,  and one who has been wronged,  whose supplication is raised by Allah above the clouds and for which the gates of Heaven are opened.   The Lord says, 'I swear by My Might that I shall certainly help you, though it be after some time.'"


Abu Umamah reported, "The Prophet (saws) was asked, 'What supplication finds the greatest acceptance (with Allah Subhanah)?' He (saws) answered: 'A prayer offered in the middle of the latter part of the night, and after the prescribed Prayers'.' Related by Tirmidhi.


Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "The servant is nearest to his Lord when he is prostrating to Him, so make supplication in this state."

Related by Muslim.


Other times which the Messenger of Allah (saws) said are considered more opportune for making supplications unto the Lord Most Gracious are:

  • The day of Arafah
  • The month of Ramadan, during fasts, during its nights, and especially during the night of ‘Qadr’.
  • The last part of the night.
  • At the break of dawn.
  • At the times of rainfall.
  • Between the time of the ‘adhaan’ and the ‘iqamah’ of each obligatory prayer. Etc.


If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws),   one can be assured of never ever being misled;   but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.  


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,






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