How Many Types of Dua are There in Islam?


Types of Dua:

There is three types of Dua in Islam or three aspects of a prayer .

Supplication (Dua) means to ask Allah directly for something.  There is nothing that Allah cannot do, therefore Dua is basically the means of asking the creator.

Quran teaches us that the best thing to ask for, in all situations, is “Divine Guidance”.

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Aspects of a prayer:

According to Quran and Hadith of Muhammad (P.B.U.H), Dua is classified into following three groups. which are given below:

There are three aspects of a prayer !!! Either it gets accepted immediately or it gets saved to be accepted for the life after death or it saves us from trouble or disasters but never gets rejected.


1- You ask for something and you get the same thing. It means your Dua is answered as it is.

2- Second type is, you ask for some thing and you get something different. May be more, may be less. May be at a later time after you asked. May be in a different circumstance than you asked. It means your dua is answered according to what Allah Knows to be best for you.

3- Third type of Dua is, when you ask for something and you don’t get it till the time you die. This is the most precious class (type) of dua because it will be rewarded in the hereafter (judgement day). Hadith says that when the person whose dua was not answered in his/her life will see the rewards of that dua in the hereafter, he/she will lament and say, “O Allah! You Should have kept all my dua’s stored for  me” (

In order to get the status of “accepted for Supplication“, following conditions are to be met:

  • Sincerity
  • Tawassul
  • Patience
  • Purity
  • Good intentions
  • Attentive heart
  • Sustenance

Ultimately, the faith that Allah will give when there is the right time as He knows all is the key to make Invocation accepted.

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