Giving bad advice on purpose; Nagging in dua


I heard that if one speaks without knowledge/giving opinions are sinful and worthy of hell.

I heard that Allah loves dua and he wants us to make new ones everyday. My uncle advised me to simply ask Allah for jannah and stop nagging him.


قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: “من أحدث في أمرنا هذا ما ليس منه فهو رد”

The Holy Prophet (s) said, “whoever introduces something in this matter of Ours that which is not from it, is rejected.”

If someone gives opinion contrary to what our Prophet (s) brought then he deserves blame and maybe sinful depending on his or her intentions. As to who goes to Hell or Heaven, Allah Alone is the Judge.

The Prophet (s) said, “Allah would not open the Gate of Du`a for a servant and close the Gate of Answering”.

Aas bin Malik (r) reported that the Prophet (s) said, “Let one of you ask his Lord for all that he needs, even the laces of his sandals when they are cut.”

Allah loves the servant to call on Him and ask Him for his or her needs. As Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani has said often, “Be persistent in your du`a and don’t stop. Allah likes those who ‘bug’ Him (alilhaa fi ’d-du`a) and Allah will respond.” So keep repeating the same du`a as that is proof of your sincerity, while adding new du`a according to your ongoing needs and inspirations.

Finally consider this: Sufyan ibn `Uyaynah, a Successor of the Companions (Tabi`) when he said:

Do not be prevented by negligence to make du`a for Allah because Allah has answered the d`ua of his worst creature Iblis, when he said, {Said [Iblis]: “Grant me a respite till the Day when all shall be raised from the dead.” He (Allah) said: So surely you are of the respited ones, till the period of the time made known.} (15:36-38)

[Note this verse is repeated three times in the Holy Quran (7:14; 15:36 and 38:79), subtly indicating the importance of persistence and repetition in du`a].

Allah knows best.

Taher Siddiqui

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