Du’ā is one of the most transformational tools you have.
Du’ā led to the birth of Maryam (a). Du’ā opened the sea for Mūsa. Du’ā freed Yūnus (a) from the darkest depths of the sea. It gave ease to ‘Ayyūb after he was inflicted with a disease, lost his wealth, status and children. It gave Zakarīya (a) and his wife a child in their old age. Du’ā granted Sulaymān (a) one of the greatest kingdoms known to this world. It perfected the faith of ‘Āisha (r). Every time the Prophet (ṣ) wanted to speak to His Creator he made du’ā. During his traumatic ordeal at Taif, when he lost his son, Ibrāhīm… even as he was about to leave this fickle life, he made du’ā. He made du’ā for you. His Ummah. Du’ā provides ease and direction in all your affairs. It is described as the essence of worship as it is an experience, a conversation, a connection with Allāh. However, in order to truly benefit from your du’ā, you need to complement it with powerful goals.