‘Please make Dua, the enemy ships have left the shores carrying reinforcements’
This person responded saying,
‘Don’t fear O Salahudin! Verily the tears of the night have drowned the enemy ships’
A short while later news was received that these ships had sunk.
Such is the power of Dua which has been rightfully referred to by Scholars as the ‘weapon’ of a believer
In a hadith it is mentioned that ‘Dua is the essence of worship’ (Hadith-Musnad Ahmed & Tirmidhi)
In fact in another hadith it is mentioned that,‘Dua IS worship’ (Hadith-Sunan Abu Dawood)
If one ponders and reflects on the above ahadith one will realise that they are very clear, definite and absolute statements. How is it that we give so little attention to that described as both the ‘essence’ of worship as well as worship itself?