taken from www.jamiat.org.za
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: "The dua of a Muslim for his brother (in Islam) in his absence is readily accepted, an angel is appointed to his side, whenever he makes a beneficial dua for his brother the appointed angel says "aameen and may you also be blessed with the same". (Sahih Muslim)
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: "There is nothing more dear to Allah Ta’ala than a servant making dua to him." (Tirmizi)
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: "The person who does not ask from Allah Ta’ala, Allah Ta’ala becomes angry with him." (Tirmizi)
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: "Whosoever desires that Allah Ta’ala answers his duas in unfavourable and difficult conditions, he should make plentiful dua in days of ease and comfort." (Tirmizi)
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: "Dua is the essence of Ibadah (worship)." (Tirmizi)
There are deep sighs of remorse and sorrow echoed from every corner of the Muslim World. Frustration and anger at the attitude and behaviour of so-called “Islamic states” has only added fuel to the already blazing fire. No matter what we do and how much we speak, Allah Ta’ala is fully aware of the plight and condition of every soul. Everything happens only with His permission and will.
In every crisis Rasulullah's (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) total effort and focus was directed towards dua. The most glaring example was during the battle of Badr, when Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) spent the entire night in fervent dua until the Sahaba (R.A) had to stop him. Dua is certainly the most lethal weapon we have and no crisis or catastrophe should deter us a single degree from this course. The benefits of dua are innumerable and its effects and fruits will be seen in the Hereafter also. However, acceptance of dua is dependant on two crucial aspects viz. pure halaal sustenance and total unconditional abstention from sin.