|Supplication; A prayer to God alone. Duʿā is used to thank The proper name of God in Islam and in Arabic, referring to all of His perfect attributes at once. This name is a proper noun, and no other entity or being is allowed to have... More or to request something from Him. It is regarded by Muslims as an act of worship and is a means of seeking closeness to God. |
A personal duʿā can be performed at any time and there are no set phrases nor language in which it must be performed in.
Duʿā also refers to written supplications, often passed down from the Maʿṣūmin (infallibles), which has a set text and may be recited individually or as a group activity. Some examples include A supplication narrated to Kumayl ibn Ziyad from Imam ‘Ali (‘a). It contains messages about the greatness and oneness of Allah, and beseeches Allah for forgiveness. It is often recited by Shi’ah Muslims on Thursday... More, normally recited on Thursday evenings; Duʿā al-Nudbah, commonly read on Friday mornings, or Duʿā al-Arafah recited on the 9th of Dhu’l Hijjah.