Is making Dua in my heart enough?

Question: Assalam aleykum,

I understand that beseeching help from Allah and His Prophet (upon him be blessings and peace) is the best thing I can do, but every time I try to put what I want into words, I can’t articulate it. Is keeping duas in our hearts enough?

Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for reaching out to us.


“There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing.” [Qur’an, 2:256]

Allah knows the deepest contents of your heart. You do not need to find the right words to express yourself to Him. In short, yes, keeping duas in your heart is enough. What matters most is the manner in which you bring yourself to your Lord.

Come to Him in wudu, with a heart that is humbled, and with awareness of how much you are in need of Him. There are many resources on SeekersHub about the etiquette of dua, and I invite you to explore and put these gems into practice.


No matter how much we ask Allah, and no matter how well, know that we may not always get what we want, in the matter and timing that we long for. Allah is All-Seeing and All-Knowing, and we are but finite beings. I pray that Allah grants you acceptance, contentment and gratitude for His Decree.

And Allah knows best.

Answered by [Ustadha] Raidah Shah Idil

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